BREAKING NEWS: BROOKLYN GOP LEADERS USE LIES, ATLAS SHRUGS IN 49TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT HATE MAILER
If you were looking for evidence that the Brooklyn GOP was engaged in a bellicose frenzy in the 49th Assembly District, look no further than the local mailboxes of Republican voters.
In Tuesday’s primary, veteran State Committeewoman Lucretia Regina-Potter (along with her running mate, Michael Bennette) is running to keep her position against two unknown hacks the party has put up in a desperate puppet power play to unsettle the district and “reign” over it once and for all. That seems to be the idea…
More stunning than the lies and hateful slime thrown in a recent frantic mailing is the use of Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn as a major political talking point.
We always knew they did didn’t like the reform movement, but they have truly sunk to a level of insanity not seen thus far.
Here are the images of the recent mailings the establishment sent to Republican voters in the district:
I didn’t realize it, folks, but apparently we here at Atlas are a nasty bunch!
According to this establishment mailing, we are “anti-Catholic,” “anti-veteran,” “bigoted,” “nasty,” “hateful,” “offensive,” etc., etc., etc.
Wow! I never knew…
I found these accusations particularly comical, given that the establishment darlings’ own “hate blog” was so laden with expletives and nastiness that it was content blocked by Google…
Certainly, this is a grievous misrepresentation of our blog.
Our writers have never attacked anyone’s children or the elderly. We have never written about the sex lives or bowel movements of people. And just because we’ve pointed out the curious connections between the GOP, Democratic boss Vito Lopez, and a local Catholic social club does not make us anti-Catholic.
The only thing I will confess is that our writers have had an honest discourse about politics and given some nicknames to local GOP leaders. That’s no different than what the Daily News and the Post do on a daily basis. Yet, for some reason, that makes us villains?
Of course not.
It’s funny how no one refers to websites like YouTube and Twitter with all those epithets, even though they feature tough, even excremental language from some of the commentators they permit to post on their rolls. They have open fora of discussion, and that’s sometimes the price you pay for having a truly public discourse. In fact, this blog was the subject of comment wars in the past. The difference between Atlas and the establishment-backed ones is that their writers openly use potty mouth and genuine venom in an attempt to intimidate, while we prefer to argue our points the old-fashioned way and let our readers decide.
Unlike some local GOP hate blogs, we decline to crown those we disagree with as “douche bags” and the like.
But we’re not offended or even surprised by the establishment’s blatant lies. They’ve been engaged in a hate campaign for almost two years now. What struck us was what this mailing represents: their tremendous fear and now public loathing of Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn. They are communicating individually with voters out of fury and dread.
They are turning their hatred for reformers into a primary election issue. With this mailing, it’s perhaps clear that they’ve passed the limits of rage alone and entered the bounds of delusional psychopathy. That can be the only explanation for the tremendous emphasis their mailings now put on this blog, even after a few months in hiatus.
It should be mentioned that the pieces look to be the handiwork of frequent establishment consultant Gerry O’Brien, who was, you may recall, accused of assault and theft of election materials in recent years. You can decide for yourself if the logos and overall look remind you of Chairman Eaton’s beloved political Merlin’s craft…
What a great gang these establishment folks have put together!
As for the “content” (if that word is even appropriate) about the candidates, we’re even more surprised by the extremeness of the misrepresentations and lies. For example, Mrs. Regina-Potter is attacked for being anti-Catholic (seemingly due to her imagined association with us), when indeed she is pro-life and attends mass regularly. And we know that because local Republicans supporting her went out of their way to email us and tell us about it.
We do not deny and have never made apologies for supporting the underdogs being hounded by the establishment, of which she is one. But Mrs. Regina-Potter has not been and is not a writer for this blog. Once again, the party continues its crazed attempt to guess who writes for Atlas, with zero success.
Meanwhile, in a hate piece dedicated entirely to smears and mudslinging, the mailer dedicates curiously little time to the party’s two unknown candidates, who are apparently creatures being thrust into the fray by Eaton to unseat Regina-Potter and Co.
What do we know about these jokers? Matthew Graves is a Board of Elections employee, which is both parties’ usual hack pool and organizational blunt instrument used to take on candidates they do not like. Graves, one local 49er told us, has zero political or community experience whatsoever. And this Linda Visconti person, meanwhile, is so unknown, we could find nothing on her background at all. It’s as though she sprung out of the earth in time to be added to the ballot.
Not exactly the kinds of resumes anyone would want for independent party leaders…
So, once again, we see how far the party establishment is willing to go in this civil war, and how affected they’ve been by the online reform movement in Brooklyn GOP politics.
It’s dirty, pathetic, and shameful. Then again, that describes the establishment perfectly.