Thursday, April 2, 2020

Vito Bruno's recent interview questions and answers don't go far enough for the people to really know what he's all about..... (PART 1)

HOWEVER  ---  they do reveal some glaring shortcomings in Vito Bruno as a candidate for the state senate in THIS race in the 22nd State Senate District against Andrew Gounardes

In March, Vito Bruno did an interview with the Brooklyn Reporter's John Alexander  (See "GOP Senate candidate Vito Bruno wants to put 'common sense' back into government" by John Alexander,  3/9/2020,  Brooklyn Reporter/ South Brooklyn/ Politics & Government   []).  Before this campaign is over, the questions and answers in that interview will turn out to be both:  too little to give the public any insight into the real Vito Bruno of the last forty years, a major force in the "Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll" nightlife of NYC for almost two whole generations;  but at the same time,  be enough to see that in so many ways, Vito Bruno is what he has always been in Brooklyn politics,  a rank  >>> PARVENU <<<.

In this instance,  the Brooklyn Reporter's Q & A reveals that Vito Bruno is a complete outsider and dilettante when it comes to the physical, social and economic governance of places like Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, where he claims to be from, and Bath Beach, Graves End, Kings Bay, Gerritsen Beach and Marine Park. You know, that special type of dilettante Republican that sweeps into a race from a place like the Village or Chelsea or the Flatiron District, completely unprepared  ---  sort of like Michael Allegretti did for congress before Mike Grimm cleaned his clock.

This is a good starting point (and mercifully,  it will be my finishing point as well):

[From the John Alexander interview in the Brooklyn Reporter]  "Why do you think a Republican Senate win is essential for this community and district right now?

Bruno: We need to get back to basics. And that means serving all of our constituents fairly. The only way to do that is to ensure a balanced government. This district represents homeowners, small business owners, Third Avenue, in schools, in police stations, firehouses, sanitation. We have union laborers, judges, lawyers, housekeepers, homemakers and community activists. We need someone who will represent all of them, not just those that agree with him...."   
Maybe there are a few words missing iin Vito Bruno's answer, or maybe even a whole line  ---  but let's not worry too much about the lack of real meaning and syntax  ---   what else is missing ?????
Except for the mention of "Third Avenue," which seems dropped in and completely out of place, there is nothing in Vito Bruno's answer that describes anything unique or specific about Andy Gounardes' 22nd State Senate District.  Everything that Vito says sounds generic,  pre-cooked and synthetic.  Does Vito Bruno even  know the names and/or numerical designations of all the major shopping avenues through the widespread and far flung state senate district ?   I am sure that Democratic State Senator Andy Gounardes does.....   
Does the choices of jobs that Vito thinks are typical in our community  --- "union laborers, judges, lawyers, housekeepers, homemakers and community activists" ---  reflect what most of the people in the 22nd Senate District do day in and day out ???  Where are the cops, firemen,  transit workers, sanitation men and teachers ?  AND that's just in the public sector.....  He seems to have intentionally left out non-union folks completely (that's indeed very interest for a Republican-Conservative). And what about the professionals that aren't  "judges [and] lawyers," or the countless other white collar types in finance, insurance or other commercial pursuits ??   And what's this "housekeepers [and] homemakers" ???  Boy, isn't that too PC by half.....  Shouldn't a real Republican-Conservative be comfortable with "housewives and mothers" ????  However, Vito can be very Republican and elitist in his own way;  how many different kinds of  "OWNER" did he describe  ---  it seemed like a million.  Doesn't Vito Bruno care about tenants at all ?  Or about the customers of the small business owners,  most of whom don't live in the district ??  Or about retirees living on fixed incomes ???
AND THE MOST TROUBLING IS THIS LAST BIT  >>>  "We need someone who will represent all of them, not just those that agree with him...."   Why does Vito Bruno refer to all the real people living in the 22nd State Senate as  >>>  "THEM" <<<  ?????   It's because he sees them in a very special Manhattan behind "the velvet rope" way.....  Vito Bruno sees most of the people living in the 22nd State Senate District as  .>>> OUTER BOROUGH RUBES <<<  or as he has put it in bygone interviews during his Manhattan days and nights:  "Guidos" --- "in gold chains" --- "from Brooklyn".....

Now, let's see if Vito and his minions foolishly step into this well-laid trap.....

I can hardly wait.....