“... The Conservative Party is little more than a patronage mill....” — NY Post Editorial, 3/17/14 edition
According, to the Post’s Editorial Board, “Minor parties once served a useful purpose here as an ideological check on Democrats and Republicans. No longer. The Conservative Party is little more than a patronage mill; the Working Families Party is a clearinghouse through which elected officials are bought by the public-sector unions; and the Independence Party stands for nothing at all, having spent much of the last few years under investigation....” (See “EDITORIAL – Rob’s declaration of independence” by NY Post Editorial Board, 3/16/14 [similar text appeared in print edition of NY Post on 3/17/14 ] [http://nypost.com/2014/03/16/robs-declaration-of-independence/]).
What the Post has finally articulated about the New York State Conservative Party in yesterday’s editorial praising Rob Astorino’s decision to renounce any attempt to get the Independence Party line is exactly what this blog has repeatedly announced about the Brooklyn GOP’s and it’s candidates’ misguided efforts at chasing after Conservative Party endorsements. It’s gone on for about the last five decades; and it is long overdue to be dumped for practical and moral reasons.
Interestingly, many of the candidates that get the endorsement of Jerry Kassar’s Brooklyn Conservative Party also manage to get the Independence Party line, as well. This suggests that there might well be a multi-faceted type of political corruption involving paired or multiple third-party endorsements afoot. That is certainly something that needs to be looked into.