After what seemed like a nice puff piece about newly elected Democrat Assembly Member for the 46th AD, Pamela Harris, and her strongest supporter among the Democrat electeds, Councilman Mark Treyger >>>>> SOMEBODY thought it would be a good idea to pour gasoline on the embers of blame and recrimination smoldering inside the Brooklyn GOP as a result of the still-born campaign of Republican Lucretia Regina- Potter
“... Some activists believe had Golden supported Regina-Potter, it would have been enough to pull out the marginal difference....” — J*P UPDATES, 11/5/15
The J*P Updates article attributed to Mr. Ryan Haas starts out tamely enough: “Democratic candidate Pamela Harris defeated Republican Lucretia Regina-Potter in the AD 46 Special Election held Tuesday to fill the seat vacated by Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, who left the New York State Assembly to take a job in the private sector.... Harris ‘margin of victory’ was approximately 1,500 votes....” (See “Sea Gate Elects Pamela Harris as New Assemblywoman”
by Ryan Haas [however the article also contains this apparent attribution “(By: JP Staff)”], 11/5/15, J*P Updates [http://jpupdates.com/2015/11/05/sea-gate-elects-pamela-harris-as-new-assemblywoman/]). However, it doesn’t finish-off any thing like that. — After mentioning something that Democratic County Leader Frank Seddio said about needing to work hard to hold the seat in the future, the Republicans are contrasted by showing them looking backwards and still fighting old fights.
The article takes turn that is quite snarky and slams several of the current top card Republicans, obviously contending in what clearly seem to be on-going Brooklyn GOP fisticuffs flowing out of the 2015 election cycle.
WHAT J*P UPDATES HAD TO SAYSince this is principally a local Republican blog that tries to cover local GOP politics, let’s cut to the chase of this feature purportedly by Ryan Haas in J*P Updates from a local GOP POV.
Here’s what Mr. Haas or somebody else on the J*P Updates staff had to say about the Brooklyn GOP coming out of the 46th AD special elecetion: “.... Following the election, the Republican party, along with its activists, had bitter feelings toward Sen. Marty Golden — the lone GOP candidate elected from Brooklyn for not helping enough. Some activists believe had Golden supported Regina-Potter, it would have been enough to pull out the marginal difference....
In recent fighting within the GOP Brooklyn Party, some claim that Golden went against former Assemblyman Arnaldo A. [Ferraro], who was heavily involved trying desperately to pull out a win. [Accusations] surfaced that the conservative Brooklyn Chairman Gerry Kassar was responsible for pushing Golden to not help the GOP....”
Somebody inside the Brooklyn GOP or very close to it had to be the source of the material in this J*P Updates piece. Judging by whom was put in the distorted focus and whom was cast in a relatively better light, I do have my suspicions..... HMMMMM !!!
Based upon those suspicions, I think it’s fair to opine that whoever is slamming Marty Golden and Jerry Kassar to the folks at J*P Updates, clearly intended for public dissemination is not following one of the key post-election plays called in a huddle of the Brooklyn GOP leaders at the candidate’s headquarters on election night.
"MARGINAL DIFFERENCE" ??? — "MARGINAL DIFFERENCE" !!!
If the line that mentioned "marginal difference" came from the GOP source, it bespeaks an absolute delusion on somebody's part. It also shows a complete lack of political astuteness when speaking to the press.
Hmmm, who might that be???
[Time to cue the DJ with that old Cher recording] ... La-dee-da-dee-dee.....