Sunday, January 17, 2016

Bob Capano gives nod toward the national stage with critical statement about Ted Cruz' "New York Values" remarks


Making full use of social media and the internet, the Brooklyn GOP’s most notable spokesperson of late >>>  BOB CAPANO <<<  has weighed in on Ted Cruz'  "New York Values" controversy, made so prominent by both Ted Cruz and Donald Trump at the most recent GOP presidential debate


Capano’s statement kicks-off a quick Democrat-Republican dust-up with another Bay Ridgeite also mentioned as a City Council aspirant


Showing a continuing willingness to take on public figures for their controversial statements, Bob Capano has shifted his sights from a target on the extreme left of the Democrat Party to one on the extreme right of the GOP.  He also has jacked the level of the targeted  opponent in front of him from someone akin to  a very local club fighter, Linda Sarsour, up to a championship caliber puncher fully-accredited on the national stage, Ted Cruz.

As he often does when making his public statements, Bob Capano  made  a simultaneous announcements in the form of an internet press release and as a more personal Facebook posting.

Here’s what Bob had to say about the Ted Cruz remarks:  
“The disparaging comments about New York by Ted Cruz in the GOP debate were disappointing. As I have been saying for almost two decades of involvement in Brooklyn and New York City Republican politics, we must work to create a two-party town by demonstrating to voters the benefits of core Conservative Republican principles like school choice, accountability in government, and policies that promote job growth. This is the message Ted Cruz should have delivered. We can not just give up New York to liberalism.”

A BAY RIDGE DEMOCRAT IS VERY QUICK TO RESPOND ---  AND CAPANO PUSHED BACK JUST AS FAST


It’s quite interesting to note that  Kevin Peter Carroll, one of the Democrats mentioned as a leading candidate for the NY City Council seat now held by Vinny Gentile,  quickly responded to Capano’s statement against the Cruz remarks with a general broadside against several nationally prominent Republicans.  For his part, Bob Capano pushed back just as quickly using as examples of good New Yorkers several local conservative GOP stalwarts.  

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Capano must be shilling for the NY GOP establishment and the local conservative party, figures.

Anonymous said...

What is bobs relationship these days with ferraro, eaton and kassar?

Anonymous said...

Republicans certainly can give up New York to liberalism. That pretty much is what has been done by the R.I.N.O.[s] in the NY State Senate, like Marty Golden, aided and abetted by New York Conservative Party flunkies like Jerry Kassar.

Anonymous said...

Bob should be in good with Ferraro he convinced Cats to write Lucretia a big check for her Assembly run.

Anonymous said...

Is Cruz petitioning in NY?
Is Trump?
Are these guys running for President of Iowa?

Anonymous said...

Seriously folks, in so many ways the Republicans have given up on New York, and as a result even conservative Democrats are disappearing very fast. There are only a few districts that anybody close to "conservative" can win in.

Anonymous said...

Gail, you have gone [A Bridge Too Far] on this one. Bob Capano was pitching in his own slow pitch softball league with the Linda Sarsour stuff, but by taking on Ted Cruz in any way, Capano has gone way out of his league. At best, he just looks like he's jumping on somebody else's bandwagon and just parroting his boss, Catsimatidis. He also risks losing all Ted Cruz' supporters in Brooklyn.

As for you, GM, just because Capano does a press release doesn't mean you need to cover it. This rated no more than an update to your last Capano posting.

Anonymous said...

I believe the comment posted at 10:11 was asking about the NY GOP primary.
In case you havent heard there is a primary for President so anyone who gives up on one of the largest states in the country isnt really serious which begs the question. Is Cruz petitioning in NY?

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "I DON'T KNOW -- I DON'T KNOW !!!" EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... 1:26 PM"

BC THE NEXT MOVE IS YOURS

I'm not sure that I agree with what you are saying about Ted Cruz or anybody else and participating in the New York primary; and, since Bob Capano didn't say it, I don't know if it's even appropriate for me to agree.

Let's just leave it at "I don't know...." -- unless and until Bob Capano might do a press release about it.

Anonymous said...

Bob Capano is just a former resident of Bay Ridge. He hasn't done anything for Bay Ridge in years. He hasn't spoken out about any problems until he attacked Sarsour. Is that all he can find at fault in the area? Tell the Staten Islander there's no reason for him to cross the bridge this late in the game. Gail how about we throw some support behind a Republican from Bay Ridge?

Anonymous said...

There are no other "Bay Ridge" republican candidates saying anything.

Anonymous said...

No petitioning is needed this time for presidential candidates.

Anonymous said...

New York has 81 delegates elected by voters and 14 super delegates being sold by Al D'Amato.
To get on the ballot a candidate must file with Bd of Elections by Feb 16.

Trump did not file.

Galewyn Massey said...

COLLATERAL MATTERS: THE “TICK-TOCK, TICK-TOCK” EDITION

GRAHAM RAYMAN AND STEPHEN REX BROWN CONTINUE SERIES ABOUT PEOPLE ON NYPD DISABILITY PENSIONS --- AND THEIR VERY INTERESTING HISTORIES AFTER THEY “RETIRED” WITH ON-THE-JOB RELATED “DISABILITIES”

SOON --- MAYBE WE WILL SEE THE WHOLE MARTY GOLDEN DISABILITY RETIREMENT STORY TOLD ANEW


On January 13, 2016, I wrote a comment about a tip that I’d received concerning a NY Daily News reporter who was talking to some people that I know. That reporter’s name, Graham Raymen, was given to me by one of my most reliable sources about upcoming news stories, in the NY Daily News and other city-wide papers. My source told me that Mr. Rayman and another News writer, were working on a series of articles generally about apparent abuses involving the NYPD disability pension system. I quickly looked at their most recent story (See “Department of Investigation opens probe into NYPD disability pension system after runner cop story” by Stephen Rex Brown & Graham Rayman, 1/13/16, NY Daily News [http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/doi-opens-probe-disability-pension-system-article-1.2495151]).

Since that tip, another article has appeared in the Daily News dealing with a specific anecdotal story coming out of the NYPD disability pension system (See “EXCLUSIVE: NYPD cop who retired with bad shoulder is now bodybuilding and collecting disability pension” by Grayham Rayman & Stephen Rex Brown, 1/18/16, NY Daily News [http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-bodybuilding-ex-cop-disability-pension-article-1.2499877]).

It should now be told that the real import of my earlier comment, is that Graham Rayman (described in my earlier comment as “… Graham Somethingorother, who's been writing about cops on disability pensions…”) was asking quite a few questions from my source about State Senator Marty Golden, his history in the NYPD, and his current position in the NYS Senate and ability to control matters related to NYPD pensions. I really believe that Messrs. Rayman and Brown, and the NY Daily News will be getting around to telling some story that connects State Senator Golden to the rest of the matters dealt with in their series about NYPD disability pensions.

Anonymous said...

I read the daily news articles that pointed out if the disabled police officer recovers it does not impact disability payments as long as the recovery is not within 20 years of the day they started on the job. Started on job? This is when the bullshit starts.
However, this can easily be remedied by the state legislature.
However, Marty chairs committee on government pensions.

Anonymous said...

Let's face it Republicans in NY would be Democrats everywhere else, when Ted Cruz was talking about New York values he was referring to R.I.N.O.(s) like Bob Capano.

Anonymous said...

So local republican candidates in nyc should run on ted cruz positions and ensure republicans hold zero elected positions in NYC..great plan!!

Anonymous said...

Republicans hold zero elected politicians in NYC as it is.

Anonymous said...

Not true to above.
The Republican have a Council seat in Queens.

Anonymous said...

And 2 in staten island..and an assemblywoman and state senator

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "GIVEN THE TENOR OF THE COMMENTS..." EDITION

I believe that comment-maker "Anonymous said... at 7:42 AM" probably knew that there were a few GOP officeholders in NYC....

However, I thought he or she was speaking with a healthy dose of irony.

Anonymous said...

Do we have any non R.I.N.O. elected officials in New York State let alone New York City?

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "LAW OF AVERAGES -- AND THE CAT'S GOT MY TONGUE" EDITION

There must be a few.

What New York State needs to fix that is a conservative party...... Wait, a minute..... There's already a..... OMG, a mental block..... I can't type the words.
C... Con.... Cons...... No, it's no use, I can't.

Anonymous said...

I dont get it there is an open city council seat and Capano is the only one that is dominating local news coverage among potential GOP candidates

Anonymous said...

There is an open City Council seat? Where would that be? As far as I can tell Gentile us in it through 2017. Maybe he will leave before, but frankly it's just a guess at this point.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE " 'OPEN SEAT' ISSUE" EDITION

BOB CAPANO'S CAMPAIGN FOR THE "OPEN CITY COUNCIL SEAT" (NOW HELD BY VINNY GENTILE) IS AIMED AT THE 2017 ELECTION FOR THE SPOT THAT WILL BE "OPEN" BECAUSE GENTLE IS TERM-LIMITED AFTER 12/31/17

"Open" - "Not Open" !!! What's the difference ??? --- As of this moment. Bob Capano is the only GOP candidate with his hat in the ring, seeking the GOP & Conservative Party nominations for the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights City Council spot.

Anonymous said...

brooklyn republicans blast cruz article in brooklyn eagle

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/1/20/brooklyn-republicans-blast-cruz-over-%E2%80%98ny-values%E2%80%99-sneer

Anonymous said...

I didn't see any actual Republicans in the article who blasted Cruz.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "MISSING THE POINT" EDITION

THREE PEOPLE WERE QUOTED IN THE BROOKLYN EAGLE ARTICLE ABOUT THE TED CRUZ COMMENTS: MIKE LONG; DAN DONOVAN -- AND -- BOB CAPANO


In the drip, drip, drip of media stories about this, that and the other, Bob Capano is doing a great job getting his name out there. And, he's doing a lot more than that, he's getting his name mentioned in various contexts, but always with the mention of his being a Republican from Bay Ridge, who ran for the City Council in the past and who has an interest in running for that seat in the future.

Compare that to somebody like John Quaglione, the most recent GOP-Conservative Party nominee for the Bay Ridge - Dyker Heights Council seat. He missed an opportunity to weigh in on any part of the Ted Cruz flap [and before that the Linda Sarsour thing]. Now, if going after Cruz in any way is too touchy a subject for JQ, perhaps a critique of the way the Brooklyn Eagle covered of those who did. For example, JQ could have pointed out [guessing it's his view, not mine] that no Brooklyn Republicans were quoted in the Brooklyn Eagle's article. Let's face it, he NEEDS to push back on Bob Capano somehow and sometime soon. Or else, Capano will have lapped Quaglione out of the 2017 City Council race sometime in 2016.

John, could have been very "factual": Conservative Chairman Mike Long isn't a Republican; and Congressman Dan Donovan and GOP activist Bob Capano both live in Staten Island, not Brooklyn. So, you see, it's "Not difficult -- EASY !!!"

Unfortunately, for John and the GOP, Qualione is frozen on a back bench somewhere in Marty Golden's District Office -- his bosses are the State Senator >>> AND <<< Conservative County Chairman Jerry Kassar. Whatever Quags might want to say, he needs to be sure that it fits the political agenda of >>> BOTH <<< his bosses. So, you see, John Q. is stuck to that back bench with Golden's Gorilla Glue; and he's also bound there by Jerry Kassar's Conservative Party duct tape. It's a real double whammy.

I'm still surprised that JQ didn't take the opportunity to at least chime-in that he agreed with Mike Long. After all, neither Kassar nor Golden could gripe 'n' whine about that. But, then again, maybe John Quaglione did something like that; and nobody noticed, because JQ's voice isn't big enough to be heard from way back on that bench he's stuck on in Marty's office.

Anonymous said...

The Brooklyn Eagle has all of three readers.

Anonymous said...

then why then John Q advertise in their during campaign???
either it has more than 3 readers or he doesnt know how to manage his campaign $$.
has to be one or the other..which one?????????????????

Anonymous said...

Gail, why do you keep pounding down Brooklyn's own John Q. Public and throwing bouquets at Mr. Capano as if they are intra-party BROOKLYN Republican opponents? As far as I know, Capano still lives in Staten Island. If that hasn't changed, you need to stop all your pro-Capano stuff, unless you just enjoy trying to cause trouble.

Anonymous said...

Actually one does not have to live in district (in this case brooklyns 43rd) to run. One only has to live in district before sworn in. So your point above is techically irrelevant. Capano can stay put and run and up to voters.

Anonymous said...

Capano has rented an apartment in dyker heights.

Galewyn Massey said...

STATING THE OBVIOUS: THE "NOW, WHO'S IN THE BEST POSITION TO KNOW THAT" EDITION

RE: "ANONYMOUS SAID... 8:28 AM" & "ANONYMOUS SAID... 8:35 AM"

I ask you, who do YOU think posted those last two comments back-to-back ???????

Anonymous said...

Bob Capano just rented an apartment in Dyker Heights and the Marlboro Projects!

Anonymous said...

Bob getting food stamps also!

Anonymous said...

Bob gets veteran benefits too