With No Other Donations, Brooklyn GOP’s Only Fundraising Comes From Bloomberg in 2011
That number would be somewhat impressive for a county GOP fundraising in a short, non-election period. But what if that $50,000 was a single contribution and it was not earned by any other means than a political deal?
With the embarrassingly late (and just plain embarrassing) campaign disclosures of the Brooklyn GOP, we find this to be the case, as they show one sole donation from none other than Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Let’s not forget, this is the Michael Bloomberg that has supported raising taxes, failed to lead the city out of a snowstorm, proposed congestion pricing, and bares absolutely no resemblance to the ideal mayor both Republicans and the citizenry at large expect from a municipal executive (did I mention he proposed a third term for himself against the will of the people?).
Yes, that Michael Bloomberg.
The Michael Bloomberg whose ring Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton literally tripped over his fellow citywide GOP leaders to kiss first. This was when Eaton was supporting his bid for the party’s Wilson Pakula, which was bought and paid for–not even for a decent price or genuine ideological support of the party’s mission.
You will recall this was one of the very first stories featured on our blog.
Now, here we are, as the Primate of the Church of Political Failure attempts to keep his shriveling party together as schism and rancor among his own ranks have broken out. As previously reported here, this is largely the product of yet another year of utter failure on the part of the GOP “leadership” to gain a win in any race borough-wide. More recently, party dissension has also the resulted from the rumored appointment of Brooklyn political neophyte Karen Fischer, who is believed to be taking the paid position of Executive Director, which has not been formally announced. This has caused some tension as some believe Ms. Fischer was selected over supposedly more experienced GOP insiders.
It is with this background that we now learn the party has not raised a single penny in its primary account besides the $50,000 given by Mr. Bloomberg on January 19, 2011 (as reported).
It is telling that during a time when so much animosity and acrimony have permeated the GOP atmosphere in Brooklyn between the status quo Republicans and the reformers, Mr. Eaton has failed to raise anything beyond the fruits of his fateful political prostitution in support of the Mayor’s re-election.
Moreover, it is somewhat ironic that Mr. Bloomberg gave Brooklyn these funds while the GOP’s own “sponsored” blog talk radio program bloviators have been bashing him for his liberal agenda and failure to handle the blizzard of 2010.
This only goes to show the moral bankruptcy of the small platoon of idiots that constitutes Mr. Eaton’s pathetic syndicate. It is no wonder that things are falling apart for this lame Bay Ridge Cabal…
In the end, I guess we can all breath a small sigh of relief. At least this means there will be more cocktail parties and wasteful spending in the near future.
It wouldn’t be the Brooklyn GOP without those things.
This week Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn will explore some of the more egregious disclosures and what they mean for the party and the reform movement.