“Apparently, lack of conviction for the betterment and growth of the Brooklyn GOP has become a familiar modus operandi for [the (sarcastic comment) Marty Golden]. He has become the role model for taking advantage of a situation, like many dysfunctional Albany politicians….”
Lately, things seem much the same here in Brooklyn with Golden seemingly tepid about Trump
In April, the web page of the Fiorello La Republican Organization’s website contained an article noting an apparent vagueness or even a contradiction in Republican State Senator Marty Golden’s endorsement-of-a-sort for the eventual GOP presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Here’s what was said on behalf of one of Brooklyn’s strongest Republican dual assembly district operations about Golden’s shenanigans, at the time:
“In Julianne Cuba’s recent article, “Marty Golden says he’s pulling for Trump,” [http://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2016/16/pl-golden-trump-2016-04-15-bk.html] NYS Senator Marty Golden stated that he is ‘leaning Donald, so let’s see what happens, whoever the Republican party supports, that’s who I will support.’… This attitude is certainly not an indication of leadership, but only an inclination towards his own interest and to make sure that he covers his bases while “waiting for things to happen,” during this very important and historic Presidential campaign….. One would expect that the only person who is supposed to represent all Republicans in Brooklyn in the State Senate in Albany would lead the charge with so many divided Republican voters. Why isn’t he choosing the Republican candidate that he believes to be helpful to the Republican Party? Does he believe that none are beneficial to the Party? OR Is he waiting to see which Presidential candidate will be more beneficial to Marty Golden? … In our opinion, Marty Golden’s convenient lack of choice, by not choosing any of the three candidates for President who are battling for delegates in NY State and in Brooklyn, is another divisive tactic that clearly indicates insecurity and lack of conviction, especially for his Republican constituents. Apparently, lack of conviction for the betterment and growth of the Brooklyn GOP has become a familiar modus operandi for our esteemed State Senator. He has become the role model for taking advantage of a situation, like many dysfunctional Albany politicians, and he is obviously looking for the best ‘deal,’ not just for [GOP Presidential selection process], but for his own political future….” (See “WHAT EXACTLY IS MARTY GOLDEN TRYING TO ‘PULL’?” by Lucretia Regina-Potter - Republican District Leader 46th AD, 4/15/16, Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization/ Commentary [http://www.laguardiarepublicanclub.org/2016/04/15/what-exactly-is-marty-golden-trying-to-%e2%80%9cpull%e2%80%9d/]).
SINCE APRIL, A LITTLE OF THIS & THAT, BUT LITTLE HAS CHANGED VIS A VIS MR. GOLDEN
Early in May, “State Senator Martin Golden [said that] having Donald Trump as the Republican nominee in the race for president will help the GOP not only maintain their majority in the State Senate come November, it may even help them gain a few more seats….” On the other hand “…. The Senate Republican conference … [did not announce any] endorsement for a particular candidate, though Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan has said he will support whoever end[ed] up as the nominee….” Nonetheless, Marty Golden remained verbally supportive of Trump: “I think Donald Trump will bring a tremendous number of people to the polls, bring new people out to the polls and give us an opportunity…. Just in my area alone … he got 80 percent of the vote. The same thing in Staten Island of the great city and state.” (See “Golden: Trump as Nominee Helps Senate GOP” by Dan Clark, 5/4/16, State of Politics-NY Blog [http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2016/05/golden-trump-as-nominee-helps-senate-gop/]).
However, a little later in May and after the NYS GOP Primary was won by Trump, one of the first very strange anti-Trump things began to happen among the Golden faction of the Brooklyn GOP. Glenn Nocera, the 44th AD District Leader, who is loyal to the Marty Golden faction in the on-going Brooklyn GOP leadership fight, was NOT selected as a delegate or even an alternate from the 44th AD even though Nocera was a strong Trump supporter (See “Trumps Reps Lose Chance For More Loyal Brooklyn Delegates” by Kings County Politics, 5/20/16 [http://www.kingscountypolitics.com/trumps-reps-lobbied-loyalist-brooklyn-delegates/]). Golden’s guy Ted Ghorra was quite dismissive of Nocera’s complaints, while Nocera noted that the LaGuardia folks were strongly supportive.
THE POST-CONVENTION HANG-OVER & QUAGLIONE'S EVAN MCMULLIN THING
After Golden went to the GOP convention, as a Trump alternate, he humiliated himself, the New York State Delegation and the Brooklyn GOP with his hotel bar-room antics. And lately, since, Trumps August gaffs and serious slippage in the polls, it’s been tough to find Golden talking about Trump at all.
That’s what makes this so very interesting and important. Look at what appeared ever so briefly IN A DISPLAY BOX at the bottom of a Twitter page belonging to State Senator Marty Golden’s Vice Chief of Staff John Quaglione [please excuse the codes, I left them as is, when I transferred it]:_________________________________
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