Saturday, September 7, 2013

Kassar’s September 4th Column, “Common Sense – Joe Lhota ” Doesn’t Reflect any Common Wisdom or Make any Sense — Except for what it really is: A betrayal of Conservative Party Values in a cynical attempt to take control of the Republican Party apparatus

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
[]). 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.


Anonymous said...

The exact same thing was done years ago by Serphin Maltese, who went from being the Conservative Party leader to being the Queens Republican leader.

Anonymous said...

Both Catsimatidis and Lhota have run horrific primaries.

T-shirts and hats for Catsimatidis, while his HQ has no toner for its printer. And letting himself be portrayed as a clown.

Mall cops and killing kittens for Lhota.

Both fail to grasp that voters -- especially Republicans -- are fed up with Bloomberg.

Anonymous said...

Gale, I know there are people looking at the anti-raiding statutes as we speak and a Federal Action against Kassar is being reviewed and discussed....time to put an end to his antics and activity....time to show him for the true useless human being he is....

Anonymous said...

They give up everything> This Kassar is conning and slick^. He will never know it is coming> I sent you > Greetings > with a car service driver they should take this Kassar away < told him to mention St Nick for where he is going this Kassar he will spend many a year without gifts. Great job he will do with the lingo he is good

Galewyn Massey said...

I know no such thing. What I do know is that certain un-serious dilettante Republicans are talking the talk, but they don't have the proper walking shoes (or boots) to do the job or walk the walk.

Cue Nancy:

".... Yeah, you keep lyin' when you oughta be truthin'
And you keep losing when you oughta not bet
You keep samin' when you oughta be changin'
Now, what's right is right but you ain't been right yet

These boots are made for walking
And that's just what they'll do
One of these days these boots
Are gonna walk all over you

You keep playin' where you shouldn't be playin'
And you keep thinkin' that you'll never get burnt
Ah, I've just found me a brand new box of matches, yeah
And what he knows you ain't had time to learn

These boots are made for walking
And that's just what they'll do
One of these days these boots
Are gonna walk all over you...."

I just loved this in "FMJ".... ah, crescendo !

Galewyn Massey said...

My friend, you've stumbled into the truth. Kassar is conning this whole thing and he does think that he is slick.

What Kassar & Co.. (Long, Golden, Kassar, et al.) are not is "cunning and slick"....