Thursday, July 15, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
It looks like Craig Eaton and his buddies have finally been flagged down for their profanity. Hey, parents. Do the right things and keep yourself and your kids away from their hate speech. Reform these morons.Content WarningThe blog that you are about to view may contain content only suitable for adults. In general, Google does not review nor do we endorse the content of this or any blog. For more information about our content policies, please visit the Blogger Terms of Service
Monday, July 5, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
“We pride ourselves on always getting our candidates on the ballot,” boasted a Brooklyn Republican leader in conversation recently.
“Ok, but after all that effort, what about after they get on the ballot?” I asked.
“Oh, c’mon, it’s not like any of these people are going to win anyway!” he exclaimed.
“So what’s the point in getting people on the ballot who you know are just going to lose and when no one really is going to do anything about that?” That question remained unanswered.
This brief exchange reveals a lot of about the unfortunate mentality of the current Brooklyn Republican Party leadership, and that of many other Republican leaders throughout the state when it comes to petitioning.
In fact, I was told that, at one petitioning cleanup session, after realizing that a last-ditch effort to get a candidate enough signatures to qualify to be on the ballot succeeded, Brooklyn Republican Chairman Craig Eaton exclaimed, “Well, we’ve won the battle to go on to lose the war!”
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
The Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn blog has been the leading dissenter in the front lines combating the neoconservative Brooklyn GOP establishment. I don’t write for the blog, but I most certainly do support their efforts in pushing for smaller, limited, and transparent government. And I know clearly that the bloggers on this website understand that cannot be done with the Democratic Party in New York. But the sad part is, it can’t be done with the Republican Party in Brooklyn either.
For many Brooklynites, lower taxes and less government intrusion on their private lives are a far cry from what we currently have. The Brooklyn Republican Party, which is supposed to be the party of smaller government, is defunct. No one knows where the money goes and election results clearly show that. And does the party chairman even bother to support principled candidates? In the words of John Boehner, “Hell no!” Did he help my good friend, Jonathan Judge, in his campaign for City Council? Hell No. Is he as clueless about Ayn Rand’s philosophy as the rest of the twits running the party? Hell yes.
Friday, June 11, 2010
This was the kind of energy and vigor that Theodore Roosevelt brought to his office and that he used to promote his distinct philosophy of the presidency. “There inheres in the presidency more power than in any other office in any great republic or constitutional monarchy of modern times,” Roosevelt once remarked. But far from deploring this state of affairs, he went on to say, “I believe in a strong executive; I believe in power.”This is disheartening for any Republican who has to live knowing that the new or "reemerged" Theodore Roosevelt Republican Club of Brooklyn is named after the same President who called himself a Republican but deliberately chose to invest so much centralized power into once branch of government.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
In the past two weeks, we have seen in reality that there are two very different Brooklyn Republican Parties.
This past Monday, I went to a special meeting of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Club in Bensonhurst. In a standing room only crowd, I got to hear from Lucretia Regina-Potter, a very good friend of mine and a staunch reformer of the Brooklyn Republican Party, who is running for State Assembly. Also present was Michael Grimm, 13th Congressional District candidate, and Joe DioGuardi, who is running for U.S. Senate against Gillibrand. All three are petitioning their way on the ballot as the independent Republican candidates (read: not endorsed by the party).
People coming off the train were so intrigued by the size of the gathering that they decided to stop in to see what was going on. When Mike Grimm arrived, he had to fight his way through the crowd just to get to the front!
Monday, June 7, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
It's one thing to challenge a politician on policy but it's another thing to degrade them for a stereotype. I mean, it takes guts to poke fun of your own party members by calling them names.
With Brooklyn receiving no Republican representation in City Council, it's easy to imagine what Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton is doing behind his desk, watching the party crumble. It's obvious the Republican Party is split nationwide and locally; however, what exactly is the best course of action?
Before we can answer that, the better question would be, "What exactly makes a Republican?" Not too long ago, being a Republican meant limiting government back to its Constitutional roots. It meant diplomatic peace and competent statecraft. The damage the Bush administration did to the image of the Republican Party goes unprecedented. This "neoconservative" belief that as long as the Republicans win and Democrats lose, everything will be ok has got to go.
Both Republicans and Democrats today have prostituted our governments locally and nationally. We have developed the "Republicrat"- just look at State Senator Marty Golden. Why has his seat been unmatched for so long? Why is his website so ambiguous?
A commenter on the Atlas Shrugs Blog had it right when he said,
Dear Marty Golden & Brooklyn GOP:
1) Expanding schools doesn’t make
you a Republican.
2) Cutting taxes doesn’t mean eliminating State-run
3) Being against crime doesn’t make you a Republican.
Helping seniors doesn’t make you a Republican.
Normative stances on
issues does not make you a Republican.
You’re a stain in the New York State
What is "Republican" about any of this? How does it limit government?
It doesnt. And the Brooklyn GOP publicaly endorsing a "Republican" candidate like Scott Brown doesn't help especially when Sen. Brown voted for a Democrat Jobs Bill and refused to attend his own Tea Party on Tax Day.
Craig Eaton, Clorinda Annarummo, and Marty Golden have a lot to prove to us in terms of their level of conservatism. Their petty blogs and silly propaganda have obvously taken the party nowhere if Republicans continue to lose election after election. It would also be nice if they ran actual conservatives as well.
They bicker and whine about money, money, money but people will not voluntarily donate to party that's as corrupt as the Obama Administration.
Right now, there are a handful of people leading the charge in the Brooklyn Revolution. Roy Antoun, a libertarian-minded blogger, and Jonathan Judge, President of the Brooklyn YRs, have been continuously challenging the status quo and fighting the good fight in the name of conservatism.
How are YOU going to change Brooklyn politics? How are YOU going to mobilize and transform our style of governance. The power is in the people's hands. The power is in the vote.
Get up, go out, and run for office or vote - on the virtue of principle.
As Thomas Jefferson once said, "In style, sway like the wind, in principle stand like a rock."
Friday, April 30, 2010
"I find it extremely odd how many GOP establishments continue to support and endorse “Republicans” who act like their socialist counterparts. I recently came across a blogpost on the Brooklyn GOP website titled, “Congratulations, U.S. Senator Brown”. If the Brooklyn GOP knows anything about politics or conservatism, it would understand that Senator Brown is a quasi-socialist who campaigned on promises such as extending public education and increasing foreign aid to Israel while increasing sanctions on Iran (so much for peace and small government). Immediately after his election, Senator Brown voted for a Democrat jobs bill, increasing the role government plays in your wallet and how much it wants to take away from it. Perhaps congratulating him isn’t the most conservative thing to do either.
Considering that the Brooklyn GOP consists of old, right-wing neoconservatives such as District Leader Clorinda Annarummo, it is really difficult to classify many elites in the Brooklyn GOP as “conservative” to begin with. Clorinda, on record, has donated $250 to Rudy Giuliani’s Presidential campaign, the same candidate who vouched for a “National ID Card” and other ways of taking away your civil and constitutional liberties. Again, perhaps not the most conservative thing to do, especially when you’re the District Leader of a political party that’s supposed to limit government federally, not expand it.
All politics is local, and seeing that Brooklyn’s Republican Party hasn’t and still isn’t acting conservative, it’s hard for true conservatives living in Brooklyn to support an establishment that functions similar to its Democratic opponents. Both parties seem to be headed in the same direction; the only difference is the way they’re getting there. This is bad news for Brooklyn GOP Chairman, Craig Eaton, whose neoconservative views and leadership have actually taken the party absolutely nowhere. Brooklyn has not a single Republican seat in City Council and Mr. Eaton’s efforts to stifle true conservatives such as Jonathan Judge in local races only promulgates the wrong message of true conservatism.
If young Brooklynites want to see real change in the coming months, they need to see beyond the standard, George Bush-induced politics that has lagged the Brooklyn GOP for the past decade. Joining other organizations such as the Young Americans for Liberty, and even the Brooklyn Young Republicans Club can introduce a new horizon of conservatism that is deeply rooted in philosophy, principle, and common sense. There’s nothing wrong with a little Ron Paul in our lives, even on a local scale."