Friday, August 12, 2016

Brooklyn GOP fiasco --- Judge throws out most recent GOP County Convention results

I SHOULD HAVE MADE A FEW PHONE CALLS TO FIND OUT WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON ---  BUT, FRANKLY, CHARLOTTE [oops !!! -- "Scarlett"], I DON'T GIVE A DAMN !!!


The Kings County Politics blog put an  article out there that would have looked like it was something that Ted Ghorra or Jerry Kassar did, except that it also quoted Dr. Arnaldo Ferrarro ( See "Judge Orders Kings County GOP Leadership Convention Do Over (UPDATED)" by an unnamed source, 8/12/16, Kings County Politics/ GOP  [http://www.kingscountypolitics.com/judge-orders-kings-county-gop-leadership-convention/]).

While I strongly disagree with the holding of a new convention, I also think that it is too soon to evaluate and comment on such a decision, since some clarifications are needed about the procedures of such a convention...  [Yes, the more informed among my thousands of readers know that last bit was  plagiarized from Michelle Obama's 2008 speech to the Democratic National Convention --- N.B., any resemblance to any quote by Dr. Ferraro published in the  "Kings County Politics" blog is purely accidental.]

As far as what I might really think about any of this or what the Brooklyn GOP might become going forward if Marty's guy is at the helm....  er, how 'bout them Mets....

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

So ... the judge acknowledged fraudulent phone calls and visits to voter households were made by Golden's staffer, who turned the tainted proxies over to Senator Golden, who brought them to the convention and attempted to use them to elect his candidate.

Then the judge dismisses the fraud and says the Credentials Committee was wrong in disqualifying the tainted Golden proxies.

Then the judge declares that neither Arnaldo nor Ghorra are chairman, and says the Brooklyn GOP has to hold a new convention.

But .. the judge doesn't spell out who will call that new convention, rent a location to hold it, prepare and mail the notice, or run the convention.

And THAT is why this judge gets overturned on appeal more than any other sitting judge in Kings County. Just like he will be overturned in this case.

Anonymous said...

That's a pipe dream. This decision is not getting overturned and I don't think it will even be appealed. Golden is a scoundrel even most of his supporters know this but the credentials committee clearly acted improperly. Eaton was a good Chairman who got caught in the petty and vindictive whims of the Golden people but even if you support Eaton it's very hard to justify Ferraro as Chairman that's just a joke. In less than a year they have been the disaster that we all assumed. Instead of recruiting candidates to TRY to make races competitive al they have been doing is filing objections and knocking off would be Republican candidates on technicalities. From what I understand even Lucretia is running again for the same seat for about the fifteenth time.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "SATURDAY MORNNG" EDITION

BOY, IT REALLY FEELS HOT TODAY --- AGAIN

HOT AND BORING

When one day is exactly like the one that's just passed, it gets boring very fast.

I feel the same way about the news from/about the Brooklyn GOP lately --- even not so lately.

Anonymous said...

I think you meant Scarlett

Anonymous said...

GM now that your benefactors lost does this mean that you won't get any more ridiculous scenarios to peddle?

Anonymous said...

So what happens now?

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "TARA THEME" EDITION

TO; "ANONYMOUS SAID... 8:50 AM"

Didn't I tell you it was hot-hot-hot..... and muggy too. Not firing on all cylinders..... I hope you didn't miss my main point; hint: "... don't... give... damn !!!"

Anonymous said...

Yes and it's all over but the shouting, the short lived reign of the Cult from Bath Beach is over.

Anonymous said...

George clark Brooklyn republican

Galewyn Massey said...

REVISION & MODIFICATION: THE "MAYBE, I DO GIVE A DAMN AFTER ALL" EDITION

TO: "ANOANYMOUS SAID... 9:08 AM"

THE COURT DECISION LEAVES THE "EATON FACTION" IN CHARGE GOING FORWARD

Look at this >>> "GM now that your benefactors lost..." --- Where could somebody come up with such a silly notion, much less have the temerity to express it in public ??? I've checked very closely and none of my benefactors lost or lost-at anything lately.....

"... does this mean that you won't get any more ridiculous scenarios to peddle?" Well, didn't your comment above just provide exactly that ???

So how about everybody dispense with any more "ridiculous scenarios", but instead let's try on this very down to earth scenario >>> the "Golden faction" will not get to organize the Brooklyn GOP behind Golden toady Ted Ghorra or anybody else anytime prior to the 2017 GOP Primary. That's right, no Ghorra as Brooklyn GOP County Chairman before 2017 --- if ever.

The reality is that Supreme Court Justice Edgar Walker's final decision of 47 pages, dated August 11, 2016, hardly sparkles as a piece of fact finding and/or legal reasoning, but I have come to bury it, not to praise it. More than anything else, it is a formal and procedural morass.

Once again, the legal gymnastics by the "Golden faction" took almost a whole year, and the eventual court decision hardly handed State Senator Marty Golden any kind of win worth talking about. In fact, at this moment the 47 page decision of Justice Walker leaves the "Eaton faction" in complete control of organizing the Brooklyn GOP going forward.

Anonymous said...

Golden is one of the biggest players in Albany.

This is a unimportant to him.

Galewyn Massey said...

GROUND RULES: THE "YOU'VE GONE OVER YOUR LIMIT" EDITION

TO: "ANOANYMOUS SAID... AT 10:48 PM"

When trying to say something positive about Marty Golden, you are limited to one ridiculously silly statement at a time.

So, you'll have to decide whether you would rather utter this ridiculously silly statement: "Golden is one of the biggest players in Albany" or this one: "This [organizing the Brooklyn GOP with Ghorra as Chairman] is a unimportant to him."

Now, choose wisely.....

Anonymous said...

Craig Eaton still controls major parts of the Brooklyn GOP

Anonymous said...

OMG, Gail, are you saying that after beating Gene Berardelli with a wet noodle for page after page, the judge turned around and gave everything back to Berardelli's side for a do-over?

Anonymous said...

Marty "Senator for life" Golden will not make the same mistake at the next convention.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "'SENATOR FOR LIFE' & HIS NEXT BROOKLYN GOP CONVENTION" EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 8:36 AM"

First, it's "mistakes" not "mistake";
Second, of course, NYSSS[for life]MG probably will not make the "same" mistakes, but he'll probably make many similar mistakes; and
Third, when is this "next" convention going to be held ??? [My guess is that the next convention won't be held until September 2017, after the "next" GOP organizational petitioning and primary.

Anonymous said...

Make sure the next meeting hall can hold thousands of people. The Senator will not be showing up with proxies this time.

Anonymous said...

Putin, I mean, Golden ... will probably pick a new stooge if there is a new convention.

Just ask County Chairman Tim Cochrane.

Anonymous said...

GM For someone who claims not to care or be effected by this ruling you sure are doing a lot of shrieking. It's all over but the shouting and apparently my fears that you won't have any more ridiculous scenarios to peddle were completely unfounded based on tour latest posts. Go back to peddling Bob Capano for City Council as unlikely as that is it has some semblance of respectability unlike your foolish embrace of "Chairman" Arnaldo.

Anonymous said...

Craig eaton is chairman for life

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE “BUT, HOW DID YOU MISS IT ?????” EDITION

TO: “ANONMOUS SAID… AT 11:15 AM”

AND I THOUGHT YOU HUNG ON MY EVERY WORD…..

Somehow, you must have missed my momentous >>> volte face <<< comment above: “REVISION & MODIFICATION: THE ‘MAYBE, I DO GIVE A DAMN AFTER ALL’ EDITION”….. My turn-around was quite significant, and I do credit a pep-talk phone call from Craig Eaton….. BTW, I do doubt that Justice Edgar Walker’s decision, and more important “order” had any effect on me whatsoever; but reading those 47 pages certainly perked up my affect --- especially those critical lines in his ‘SUMMARY”.....

Since my turn-about was not insignificant, you really shouldn’t have missed it if you want to be part of this dialogue. --- Do TRY to keep up; It’s not difficult.....

BTW, I also have to reel you in on this bit of snarky-remarky-malarkey: “… it has some semblance of respectability unlike your foolish embrace of "Chairman" Arnaldo….”

Although Dr. Ferraro and I have engaged in sincere manly embraces on many occasions, none have occurred during his abortive tenure as the Kings County Republican Chairman. However, I always did support him as the rightful and duly elected chairman of the Brooklyn GOP since his election at the 2015 Brooklyn Republican County Convention. Since, a judge has stepped into the internal affairs of the Brooklyn GOP, for now, that formal selection and election appears to be a nullity. However, it is my view that Dr. Ferraro is widely known and well respected by many in the Brooklyn GOP; and he still would be an excellent choice as the new “Chairman” going forward --- AND --- certainly, he is a far better choice than Golden’s neophyte sock-puppet, Ted Ghorra.

Whatever might eventuate, the man you refer to as “Arnaldo” deserves all honor and respect from all Brooklyn Republicans as one of the party’s esteemed and accomplished leaders for more than a generation.

Anonymous said...

GM next time you speak with Craig Eaton ask him what he really thinks about Arnaldo and Lucretia...you may be surprised, enlightened, disheartened etc. who knows maybe you'll even be encouraged. Even Craig knows that backing them was a mistake but he has no choice otherwise they would give their proxies to Golden. Everyone involved knows Lucretia stabbed Craig in the back by making a deal with Golden and then double crossing Golden when Craig realized what was up and offered Arnaldo Chairman. For Marty Golden the Bath Beach Cult is the gift that keeps on giving. No sane Republican will have anything to do with them. Craig should come up with a viable alternative and he would get a lot of the Golden supporters to go with him.

Anonymous said...

Gale this story gets funnier each day.........

Here is my opinion of the NEW (and they claim "improved" Brooklyn GOP):

This is Post #1 - of many...

Lets see, we have:

Ted Ghorra - I dont know him at all, but I have been told he is not even a member of County Committee, never circulated a petition, never worked a poll site, never was a district leader, never came to a Brooklyn GOP event or meeting, never attended a Lincoln Dinner or Holiday Party, and in fact never did anything in the Brooklyn GOP until Golden couldnt find anyone else and he was lucky enough to get the spot to run. Ted, county chair is not an entry level job.....

I hear that Ghorra didnt even go to the Convention in Cleveland, and that he really missed a good time. Golden was holding court in the Lobby BAR a few nights till, well, early in the morning and it was not a very pleasant sight to those who witnessed it.....not pleasant at all.....a lot of expletives and nasty talk.....

Getting back to Ghorra, why would someone who wants to be Chairman, miss out on a Republican National Convention - an opportunity to meet the County Chairs from the State and others from around the Country. I heard that he said "if I have to pay for it myself, I am not going". This is even funnier. If you think Ted that this is all gravy, maybe you should think twice about running again.....

Diane Rudiano is gone - she is under the bus that Golden threw her under;

Kassar has some bad problems I hear;

Choudry just had major surgery;

Lalave was mentioned in a Daily News Article labeled "Board of Incompetence" where he was working as a trainer and gave his students the questions AND THE ANSWERS.

Judging by this List, the Brooklyn GOP is really heading in the right direction....

#2 to be posted soon....

Anonymous said...

I thought marty doesnt drink anymore? ?

Anonymous said...

Not the case......anymore

Anonymous said...

The Bath Beach Cult is done with finally!