BOB CAPANO HAS DONE ANOTHER OP-ED ABOUT RADICAL ISLAMIST SPOKESPERSON LINDA SARSOUR FOR THE “J*P UPDATES” BLOG
Former GOP Assembly Candidate in the 46th AD and City Council opponent to NYC Councilman Vincent Gentile AGAIN calls out “VINNY” to speak-out against the extreme and inflammatory rhetoric of fellow Bay Ridge Democrat Linda Sarsour
The most recent Bob Capano Op-Ed for the Orthodox Jewish-oriented blog, “J*P Updates,” started off like this: “One month after Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab-American Association made her most recent extreme comments on twitter, Bob Capano, who was the Republican, Conservative, and Independence party candidate against Councilman Vincent Gentile in 2009, today called on the incumbent to end his silence on the issue. He said that Gentile must use his influence with the Arab-American Association to end the pattern of irresponsible comments of Linda Sarsour, or end taxpayer funding of the organization....” (See “Op Ed: One Month Later Councilman Gentile Still Silent On Extreme Comments Of Linda Sarour” by Bob Capano, 11/10/15, J*P Updates/ Op-Ed [http://jpupdates.com/2015/11/10/op-ed-one-month-later-councilman-gentile-still-silent-on-extreme-comments-of-linda-sarour/]).
Capano continued this “attack” portion of his piece with this: “... ‘Councilman Gentile can no longer remain silent as Linda Sarsour, the Executive Director of the Arab-American Association, an organization based in [his] district that he spearheads funding for each year, continues to make statements promoting violence against Israelis that divides our community and city.” Since 2012, the Arab-American Association has received over $164,000 in taxpayer funds from the City Council. Mr. Capano stated that Gentile should demand that the organization ensure that Ms. Sarsour, his constituent, ends her pattern of extreme comments against Israel and Jewish citizens. If she refuses, the Arab-American Association should end their association with her or face losing taxpayer funds....”
What jumps out of the text of this piece is that it doesn’t mention the word >>> “AGAIN” <<< nearly often enough. The people of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights need to have it driven home that Gentile funded and subsidized Linda Sarsour for some time now, but Councilman Gentile has been AWOL in keeping Sarsour on the right side of the line of civility. Nonetheless, Op-Ed-ster Bob Capano did chide Councilman Gentile about this very think just last month.
Whether this is just a Bob Capano redux, or if BC were being annoyingly repetitious to drive his point like a spike into Vinny’s heart — he needed to let everybody know why he’s doing what he's doing. In the absence of that, I have my own theory.....
WHAT’S BOB CAPANO REALLY DOING ?Following the passages quoted above, Bob Capano added this: ‘As an aide to Democrat and Republican elected officials in Brooklyn for many years, and as a little league baseball manager and President of the 68th Precinct Youth Council, I have coached many Arab-American children in our community, had positive relationships with their parents, and worked with many respected leaders of this community. I know that the pattern of extreme and radical statements of Linda Sarsour do not represent the vast majority of Arab-Americans in our community.’ I think all of that is more of a buildup of Bob Capano than it is an attempt at a takedown of Linda Sarsour.
An earlier passage contained this fragment: “... Capano, who served as District Director to former Republican Congressman Bob Turner and Director of Community Relations to former Democratic Borough President Marty Markowitz...”. Now, I put it to you, just how much of your own biography and resume do you need to put into the sauce, if the purpose of your recipe is just to cover somebody else with dollops of hot gravy?
I doubt that this second chorus of “Row, row, row your boat....” is really a hit piece at all..... If it were, it would have been much tougher on Gentile and/or Sarsour than the first iteration [which I also covered at the time]. I think the answer is something a little less obvious, but certainly more reasonable and PREDICTABLE.
IS BOB CAPANO GETTING READY FOR A RUN ? IF SO, THEN WHAT”S HE RUNNING FOR ?Yes, YES ! ! ! I think he is. Exactly "WHAT'S HE RUNNING FOR" is discussed further down this page.
After this year’s spectacular crash and burn by the Republican candidate for assembly in the 46th AD; and, along with her, the classic fail of the new KCRP Chairman Arnaldo Ferraro to deliver anything or anybody for any meaningful political purpose on election day, the field is wide open in the 46th AD for Bob to run there — and remember, he did this all before without any real help or support from either Arnaldo or Lucretia ..... [In fact, there’s a bit of opposite history there].
So why do that ??? Well, you might ask !!!
A little birdie told me [well, not that little] that “Bob” has a plan to BE >>> THE GOP CANDIDATE <<< for Vinny Gentile’s open City Council seat in 2017 [and, actually, it’s not just “Bob’s” plan — wink, nod, touch the side of the nose]. Last time out for Bob Capano, he ran for the Assembly in the 46th AD in 2008 as a prelude to his City Council run in 2009.
The difference in 2016 and 2017 is that Bob is now part of a bigger city-wide operation and coalition. Also, he comes into 2016 and 2017 as a relatively fresh property, and he's not tainted by the Brooklyn GOP organizational wars of 2013 and 2015 [the Golden-Eaton-Ferraro thing] — something that John Quaglione can’t say vis a vis the City Council seat, and Lucretia Potter can’t say about the 46th AD assembly spot. More important, Bob Capano can run all-out for two straight years with a real competitive run for a seat that will almost be like an “open seat,” since Pam Harris still won’t be right for the district. – but wasn’t even tested in 2015 by Lucretia Potter.
Unless somebody else comes along, Bob will be tough to beat in a GOP primary in 2016 or in 2017; in fact, Bob will be tough to beat in GOP primaries for offices in both 2016 AND 2017.
More details when I get them.....
Btw, don't be surprised to see more Sarsour-Gentile Op-Eds by BC in the future — possibly in an Orthodox Jewish oriented blog near you.....