Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Daily News Editorial — “Train Recchia” — A better headline choice might have been “Train Wreck-ia” — It’s just as funny and a lot clearer about what the News thinks about Domenic Recchia as a candidate


Any major editorial that incorporates “...national laughingstock...” in connection with anybody running for congress or even dog catcher usually means very bad prospects are in store for that campaign and that office seeker

Getting featured in the “Daily News” and on the “Daily Show” in less than a week for a local Brooklyn pol must be akin to some kind of new land speed record  —   but when it’s done by somebody like Wile E. Coyote, with an Acme jet pack on roller skates, everybody knows what comes next

Whatever window there might have been for Domenic Recchia’s and the Democrat’s bid to unseat Michael Grimm as the Staten Island and West Brooklyn congressman, it is closing so fast that I think I hear it slamming down as I tickle these keys




Usually, I like to pull some of the better quotes out of a piece of writing that rates a prominent place in a post on this blog, but this News editorial should be digested whole; so pretend you’re a python and take it in whole (See “Train Recchia  –  The Dem contender for Michael Grimm's congressional seat makes a dim impression” by the Editorial Board/ “Editorials,” 10/19/14, NY Daily News
[http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/editorial-train-recchia-article-1.1978591]).

My first thought was "...train Recchia to do what ?"; but that wasn't what the people at the News meant at all.  The Daily News Editorial was more like everybody on the “Dancing With the Stars” panel giving 4s and 5s in the later rounds of DWTS, except for Len, who gives a “3,” but says what a nice chap that star seemed to be and that he gave it his all.

On the other hand, one has to doubt that an ENDORSEMENT of Michael Grimm is likely to come any time soon from the News folks. After all, the News’ editorialists did express a wish that there would have been an eligible 10th grader to take on the Congressman.

The headline and sub-headings above pretty much tell the tale  —   And I’m pretty sure that you get it all....  

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Recchia campaign is not just dead, rigormortis has set in.

Anonymous said...

It's possible that the House of Representatives won't allow Grimm to sit even if he is re-elected.

Anonymous said...

GOP meeting held on a Jewish holiday plus Russell Gallo is the secretary= Gallo intentionally disenfranchising Orthodox Jews from the Brooklyn GOP.



Anonymous said...

Is that why Bob Turner didn't like him? I like Bob Turner.

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE & BACKFILL: THE “SOMEBODY HAS SOME WELL-PETRIFIED, ROCK-HARD
WOOD GOING FOR CONGRESSMAN MICHAEL GRIMM” EDITION

A BROOKLYN GOP STALWART POSTS A “SELFIE” WITH DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE DOMINIC RECCHIA EVEN AFTER WHAT LOOKED LIKE A CRASH AND BURN WEEK FOR THE RECCHIA CAMPAIGN

CLEARLY, IT’S AN “IN YOUR FACE, MIKEY” MOVE BY RUSSELL GALLO


It was no secret that Russell Gallo, still a key player in the Brooklyn Republican Organization as the Secretary of the KCRP, has little affection for Congressman Michael Grimm. I’ve even been in the middle of an incident where cooler heads almost failed to prevail among the four or five of us, including Grimm and his body-man; but that wound up with a good time being had by all involved.

In any case, I was still startled to see a mini-portrait of Messrs. Recchia and Gallo on a sidebar of “Behind Enemy Lines - Blogging From Within,” a hard-right blog that Mr. Gallo operates with Gene Berardelli — in as much as Domenic Recchia is the conventionally liberal Democratic nominee for the congressional seat held by Republican Michael Grimm, and Gallo is not only a hard core Republican, whose partisanship is almost 100%, he is the Kings County GOP Secretary and a right hand man to Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton.

Not only does this little bit of photographic history appear on the Berardelli-Gallo blog, it looks like Russell sent it out as a Twitter-feed as well:

“19 Oct Russell C. Gallo @RussGallo – Almost 2 years since #Sandy. @DomenicRecchia in Coney Island with National Guard in 2012. @repmichaelgrimm #CD11 – pic.twitter.com/cZc4Sys6kt – View image on Twitter [With photo image of then Sergeant Russell Gallo, NY National Guard and then City Council Member Domenic Recchia]”
(See “Behind Enemy Lines - Blogging From Within” / Sidebar: Follow Russ On Twitter [http://www.behindenemylinesradio.us/]).

What makes all of this very strange, is that it all got put out there by “RG” >>>> AFTER THE RECCHIA CAMPAIGN DID ITS IMITATION LAST WEEK OF THE ZEPPELIN HINDENBURG LANDING AT LAKEHURST.

Who knows, maybe Ole Sarge thinks he might be able to help put out the Grimm fire for Recchia.

Anonymous said...

Enough already Massey with this anti-robot protection nonsense or I'll stop commenting. Whose bright idea was this? The BSI advisory board was not notified.