What Kassar is really saying is that — “SOME PEOPLE THINK — Lhota is going to win — AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANT YOU TO THINK TOO ”
So why the convolutions and circumlocutions by Kassar going into the 2013 Republican Party Primary ? It’s all part of the bigger convulsive CONSERVATIVE PARTY RAID ON THE GOP that is ongoing in Brooklyn under cover of the Lhota Campaign and Marty Golden’s “Republicans for Change” Leadership fight
Kassar’s lead paragraph in his most recent “Common Sense” column, “Recent public polling as well private polling and canvasses I have been given access to in my capacity as chairperson of the Kings County Conservative Party would indicate that Joe Lhota is going to win big in the Republican primary. As they say, and it is true, the only poll that counts is on Election Day, but nevertheless the evidence seems to be mounting.” is a faux testimonial and fundamentally bad journalism (See “Common Sense: Joe Lhota” by Jerry Kassar, 9/4/13, Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator
[http://www.homereporternews.com/opinion/columnists/common-sense-joe-lhota/article_29e822ce-159e-11e3-88d2-001a4bcf887a.html]). The rest of the column extols Lhota and criticizes John Catsimatidis. Kassar's main pitch is that Joseph Lhota will be “Ready On Day One.” What Kassar doesn't mention is that Joe Lhota is a lifetime bureaucrat, who can't win in November and will never be Mayor of the City of New York. More important, Kassar doesn't mention that Lhota is no kind of conservative Republican, especially on social issues.
In an ideal world, the NYS Conservative Party would never back an ultra-liberal, ultra-progressive Republican like Joe Lhota. Lhota is most liberal on social issues like gay marriage and the primacy of a woman’s right to choose over an infant’s right to life. In the real world, Mike Long recently said that such principles don’t matter in mayoral races; so Kassar’s Conservative Party is robo-calling Republicans in advance of the GOP primary, using the voices of such CP war horses as, State Chairman Mike Long and CP County Vice Chairperson Fran Vella Marone.
It doesn’t end there, either. Kassar’s boss on his day job, State Senator Martin Golden is also doing robo-calls for and “paid for” by Lhota. Needless, to say Golden is tight with the Conservatives in everything but program and policy (What el$e could it po$$ibly be?). So his backing of the ultra-liberal Republican Lhota won’t cause him any problems of conscience nor with his Conservative Party buddies. In fact, there is little doubt that all of this is any less coordinated than a well practiced close-order drill on the main parade deck.
All this lockstep marching by the Conservatives and their sycophants to a strangely different drummer is so like the pre-war lockstep turns by Joseph Stalin’s Commintern that it sends shivers up my spine. One has to wonder if the NYSCP has fallen victim of a collective Vulcan mind meld by what’s left of the CPUSA. Up to now, I always thought that Mike Long’s admiration and envy of the left only went as far as green-eyed glances at Ray Harding in full uniform; I’d have thought Mike was too young to be enthralled by dear “Uncle Joe” looking down at the all the T-34 and KV tanks going by.
All the Conservative bigs calling Republicans to tell them how vote in a Republican Primary, along with a local effort in Brooklyn by a Conservative Party agent like Marty Golden to undermine the Republican Party leadership in Brooklyn, so stinks of intra-party raiding and interference in GOP internal affairs that something needs to be done. It’s long past the time that it all should be investigated by the Feds to see if any of it violates the consent decree entered against the Conservative Party in Federal Court the last time something like this was tried against the GOP on this scale.