Friday, July 21, 2017

Who is behind this anti-Liam message ? ? ?

I received the following missive by E-mail from an anonymous source.


Does anybody out there know its provenance ???



It starts like this:

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"From: Rtaffy2 <rtaffy2@gmail.com>
To:  .....
Sent: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 5:19 pm
Subject: Brooklyn GOP reorg fireworks 


http://brooklynreporter.com/story/on-junkies-a-two-part-op-ed/

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/02/brooklyn_staffer_staten_island.html

observer.com/2014/12/michael-grimm-aide-curses-out-bill-de-blasio


Liam McCabe candidate for GOP primary in 43rd had rage fueled temper tantrum during Bklyn GOP reorg petition processing.

McCabe instructed his team to steal signed petitions from the petitioning room. He held them in an attempt to extort control of several county committee positions in the upcoming reorg. Those present were stunned by this outrageous stunt.

This is Chairman Ghorra's first reorg since officially becoming chair in Nov 2016.

Unnamed sources who were present are willing to speak to you.

McCabe is CEO of political consulting firm, Steeplechase Strategies.
Many have said McCabe is not ready to run.   He is referred to as unstable and undependable.

On July 12th he instructed his Steeplechase associates to steal signed petitions from the Bklyn Gop processing room.  Christine Sisto, President of the Brooklyn South Conservative Club and McCabe's girlfriend and Alexandra Sherer, a Manhattan GOP Leader ran like bats out of hell from the Bay Ridge Manor and into a car that sped away.  These petitions were signed by hundreds of voters and were for several candidates in addition to McCabe.  Once these petitions were signed they became a legal document.  It was a crime to remove them and hold them to extort control over several County Committee seats during the Brooklyn Reorg.

When McCabe returned to the Manor with the petitions he entered and stood in a menacing and threatening way.  He insisted he was justified in stealing the petitions.  Such childish behavior can not be tolerated.

McCabe in a fit of rage, threw a temper tantrum,  screaming and yelling for several minutes.  His team, including Manhattan Political Director and Steeplechase business partne, Robert Morgan,  just watched as their candidate had a melt down.  No one attempted to get him under control.  

Chairman Ghorra was present for this tantrum.  

A woman stepped in front of McCabe when he stepped towards a young male operative.  She stopped him from hitting the younger man.

With his history of arrest and reckless use of social media.  Those present believe this is news worthy.  


If you are interested in speaking with those in attendance, please give me a phone number to call." 

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I think that the source of this E-mail is a bigger story than its contents.  Please, let's unravel this together.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Series of surprises in GOP Council filings for the 43rd Council District

Liam McCabe leads the pack filing a very strong number of signatures at or near Two Thousand (2000)*;

A little off the pace was the early 2017 favorite Bob Capano, with about Thirteen Hundred (1300)* signatures;

In the running as the biggest surprise at this stage of campaigning for the City Council in the 43rd District is Lucretia Regina-Potter,  whose Nine Hundred to a Thousand signatures (900-1000)* showed tremendous strength inside the hallmark districts of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Club,  the 46th A.D. and the 49th A.D., which form the core of the 43rd Council District;  and

Definitely,  taking the cake as the biggest surprise among the various campaigns' efforts to garner signatures was the Quaglione Campaign,  which came in last among the GOP Councilmatic signature gathering operations,  with a paltry Eight Hundred Fifty (850)*  signatures.....



It is fair to describe and analyze all of this as follows:

Liam McCabe and his campaign over-performed again;   this is about the sixth or seventh very well done activity by a campaign that was at the beginning made up from scratch;

In a race where one has to be  "...  in it to WIN IT..." it sure looks like Lucretia Regina-Potter --- is on the ballot all the way through until the GOP September primary;

Bob Capano did what he needed to do by filing a nominating petition that has enough heft that he almost tripled the signature requirement required under the Election  Law;  however

When it comes to a colossal underperformance in the very significant campaign metric  ---  signature gathering  ---  John Quaglione's  team  showed that they are all smoke and mirrors.  What happened to all of the much-heralded Marty Golden signature gatherers ???

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All of the above numbers are approximations of what the four (4) GOP candidates filed as their petitions with the New York City Board of Elections  ---  the source of those "approximations" is a very senior GOP operative that said they conversed with analysts who did real counts.....  The report was as to >>> quantity <<< only.   There was specifically NOT ANY OPINION as to the >>> quality <<< of most of the signatures,  either as submitted or as analyzed.






Monday, July 10, 2017

Kathleen Fox McCall --- R.I.P.

We always got along with Kathy  ---  for a very long time  ---  and now she's gone


Galewyn always "GOT" Kathy,  and Kathy never "GOT" Galewyn, even a little bit  ---  More often than not, she forgot Galewyn Massey's name completely


Kathy always thought Marty Golden was tops, Kathy was never a Baker Street Irregular,  and sometimes she'd even ask,  "What are you doing on that computer now ?"  Nonetheless, she more than most made it all possible.....


Lots of people will miss Kathy Fox McCall,  but none as much as we at "The Brooklyn Independent GOP Fountainhead" will  ---  AND THAT'S A FACT.....

 




Sunday, July 9, 2017

Bob Capano and his campaign packed a big Sunday Punch along with their very nice Summer Lunch

 
Earlier today,  crusading Bob Capano did one of his almost copyrighted releases slamming the now-National Face of  American Jihad,  the veiled Bay Ridge Beaut  ---  Linda Sarsour  ---  in the same piece,  Bob Capano called out a fellow City Council candidate,  the Palestinian cleric, the Reverend Khader El-Yateem to denounce Sarsour and her hateful use of “religious” language in a naked attempt to foment  “JIHAD” here in America


Later on this afternoon,  it wasn’t as packed as his launch event that was held at the same venue,  but Bob Capano and his campaign had a nice crowd  ---  quite a nice crowd  ---  at his Summer Party fund raiser at the Bean Post



CAPANO’S RELEASE ALL BUT ACCUSED DEMOCRAT CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE KHADER EL-YATEEM OF BEING ALLIED WITH ISLAMIST RADICAL’S CALL FOR “JIHAD” IN AMERICA  ---  AND HE DEMANDS THAT EL-YATEEM >>>DENOUNCE<<< LINDA SARSOUR’S HATE FILLED STATEMENTS INVOKING THE ISLAMIC FAITH AND THE WORDS OF THE KORAN OR EXPLAIN WHY NOT


According to Mr. Capano’s mid-Sunday “News Release”:

"The words uttered by radical Muslim activist Linda Sarsour are truly shocking and repugnant and have no place in a secular society. Today, I call on Khader El-Yateem to denounce her words as hate speech, because that's what it is….   Khader El- Yateem has never hidden the fact that he is a cleric. If he is a man of god, he needs to speak out against Linda Sarsour hate-filled rant. If he won't denounce Sarsour, then he should explain to the voters why not. He already has refused to disavow the endorsement of the radical New York City Demoractic Socialist of America who oppose 'an economy organized for private profit' in a city that was built on capitalism….   There is absolutely no excuse for a speech like that to be delivered in the first place. Linda Sarsour has used words that have inspired terror attacks around the world; that is shocking and wrong. I await Khader El Yateem's response to my question."   (From:  BOB CAPANO FOR CITY COUNCIL rryan92@nyc.rr.com).

It should be noted that  ---  Linda Sarsour recently called for an American “JIHAD" against President Donald Trump while she was speaking to the Islamic Society of North America's convention in Chicago.   It’s also noteworthy that Ms. Sarsour is a long-time friend and supporter of Rev. Yhader El-Yateem [now a Democrat candidate for the NYC Council]; and the two have served together as officers of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York.

ON A LIGHTER NOTE:  CAPANO’S SUMMER FUN FUND RAISER WITH CURTIS SLIWA AT A BAY RIDGE LOCAL WAS AN OBVIOUS SUCCESS  ---  SLIWA’S AND CAPANO’S WORDS SAY IT ALL ABOUT HIS CAMPAIGN GOING FORWARD


A great crowd gathered at the Bean Post for a Summer Party & fund raiser for Bob Capano;  and it was great to hear Curtis Sliwa talk about the values that Bob Capano wants to bring back to the New York City Council.

Here are some of the key points made by media celebrity and NYC activist Curtis Sliwa: 

* "Bob Capano will speak out and defend America, New York and District 43 in the City Council !"
* "I never ever forget my roots. Bob is unique because he knows where he came from; like me"
* “Elect the real deal Bob Capano & let's bring patriotic pride back into NYC city council.” 
* "Bob Capano has had more exposure than any other candidate because he worked hard to get his name to the people!" 

And here is what Bob had to say for himself:

* “Thank you to everyone who came out today to show their support! We are another step closer to winning this election!

* "I am the only life long republican in this race. The rest of my opponents never stood by who they are!"