Cynical political ploy by Golden & Company perpetrates a hoax on the Kings County Politics blog --- And it also might be part and parcel of a conspiracy orchestrated to trick the courts in upcoming litigation by seeding a false background and narrative
Oddly, article suggests a racial component --- AND --- At the same time, it says race won't be brought up in NYS Supreme Court or with the Feds
According to somebody that does the coverage of State Senator Marty Golden and his faction of the Brooklyn GOP, "In the aftermath of the battle between Bay Ridge Sen. Marty Golden and former Kings County Republican Chair Craig Eaton over control of Brooklyn’s Republican Party an elephant was left in the room that neither side appears anxious to exploit – namely that the inside arguing sideswiped Golden’s efforts to recruit more blacks, Hispanic and Asians so the party could be more diverse...." (See "Ethnic And Racial Diversity Takes Hit In Brooklyn GOP Feud" [ most probably by Stephen Witt], 10/8/15, Kings County Politics [http://www.kingscountypolitics.com/ethnic-and-racial-diversity-takes-hit-in-brooklyn-gop-feud/]).
Needless to say, the flaw in that statement, above, or the fly in the ointment, is that anybody connected with the Brooklyn GOP knows that there are and have been no "... Golden’s efforts to recruit more blacks, Hispanic and Asians so the party could be more diverse...."
WHERE DID "KINGS COUNTY POLITICS" GET AN IDEA LIKE THAT ? ? ?One wonders from whence such a ridiculous notion might pop up --- the answer is clear if you jump to the last paragraphs of the KCP article. When the article shifts to talk of lawsuits, both "Golden's camp" and "a Golden source" are mentioned; and of course, earlier in the article a couple of obvious supporters of State Senator Golden were quoted [with one named "Brandon Washington," actually being identified as "a Golden supporter" in the text].
It is interesting that Stephen Witt's reporting initially focused on Brandon Washington, as follows: ".... 'I don’t think they (proxies) were thrown out simply because a majority of them were from minorities,' said Brandon Washington, the African-American president of the Brooklyn Young Republican Club and a Golden supporter. 'At the end of the day, they were the casualties of war, but it makes the GOP look bad as well.'... Washington, who is not a district leader or part of the county committee picking the new chair, said while Eaton’s camp is more traditional in its GOP makeup, Golden did an excellent job of reaching out to the minority and immigrant community...."
Unfortunately, Mr. Washington has virtually no history or background with the Brooklyn GOP; and he certainly has no knowledge of its attempts to reach out and establish diversity of the sort he attributed to State Senator Martin Golden. In fact, Mr. Washington is a relative newcomer to the fold of the Brooklyn Young Republican Club, becoming Club President on June 28, 2015 and having served as any kind of club officer since only 2014. He was put forward for all his positions in the Brooklyn Young Republican Club by Glenn Nocera, a longtime Golden loyalist, who took an active hand in both of Golden's attempts to take over the Brooklyn GOP, being especially active during both the 2013 and 2015 Kings County Republican conventions. In addition, Nocera himself telegraphed this race angle ploy right after the 2015 Brooklyn GOP Convention [See sub-section below, "GLENN NOCERA QUOTED ON THE SAME TOPIC SHORTLY AFTER THE CONVENTION"].
The descriptions of State Senator Golden's efforts at ethnic outreach are so threadbare as to be laughable. This line is quite telling: ".... Golden [ ] recently made a trip to Bedford-Stuyvesant to meet with African-Americans to try to get more to join the Republican Party...." Seriously, I mean SERIOUSLY ! ! ! Four years of Golden's and his faction's organizing to take over the Brooklyn GOP --- and he "RECENTLY" managed one "... trip to Bedford-Stuyvesant to meet with African-Americans..." [I deleted the word "also" from the quote above because it made no sense --- it is an error of syntax because there was nothing to which "also" might correlate.] Another hollow and meaningless claim is this one: ".... Golden [ ] regularly holds events with the Asian community in his district...." It's a hollow and meaningless claim, because none of those "events with the Asian community" were part of any partisan outreach to increase the depth and diversity of the Brooklyn GOP.
In spite of the disclaimer to the contrary, ".... While many minorities had their proxies tossed out, sources in Golden’s camp said they will continue to pursue the matter in state Supreme Court to have the proxies counted on merit, and don’t expect to take the issue to the federal Justice Department, as Brooklyn is deemed a special voting rights district.... It goes against the values of what Republicans stand for to make a racial issue from this, said a Golden source...."
LITIGATION OBVIOUSLY IN MIND --- WHEN THIS MATERIAL WAS PLANTED WITH "KINGS COUNTY POLITICS"
A similar pattern was followed in 2013, when the Golden faction tried litigating the matter in the press before they brought it into court.