Kings County Politics article shows how old-time machine politics is still alive and kicking in the 21st Century
Big fight brewing inside the Brooklyn Democrats if the Bay
Ridge Dems dig in and “Just say ‘No !’”
Sometimes a shop-worn very old idea pops up and some people will try to convince you that it’s something shiny and new. That’s how it goes with the roll-out of Assemblyman Peter Abbate’s candidacy for the City Council. The long and the short of it is that it looks like Peter Abbate is running for the NYC Council, because he said he is (See “Abbate Enters Race, Tong Stiffed & Other South Brooklyn Political Intrigue” by Stephen Witt, 2/17/17, Kings County Politics Blog [http://www.kingscountypolitics.com/abbate-enters-race-43rd-district-city-council-seat-south-brooklyn-alive-politcal-intrigue/]).
Readers of this my independent Republican blog really need to read the above-cited article by Mr. Witt >>> if they want to see how real politics is still being practiced in the obviously majority and patently controlling party in ALL of Brooklyn. --- So, just do it…..
Here’s the meat and potatoes of Mr. Witt’s KCP piece: “(Bensonhurst/Sunset Park) quacked like a candidate, preened like a duck, and according to Coney Island Female Democratic District Leader Delia Schack, announced last night he is running for the vacant 43rd District City Council seat this year…. Term-limited currently holds the seat which includes the neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst and Bath Beach…. Abbate showed up and participated in Schack’s candidate’s forum for the seat last night at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1305 86th Street in Dyker Heights. Also participating were announced Democratic candidates and . ‘He [Abbate] (as in original) said he was running and that with all the things going with the presidency, Democrats need to come out, and not take things lightly. Of the three candidates, I think he was the best one,’ said Schack…. [ ] Curiously absent from the forum was announced candidate and female Democratic District Leader of the 47th Assembly District . According to her male counterpart as the Democratic District Leader, , Schack didn’t invite Tong….”
The rest of this compact article is just loaded with the kind of flavorful and vivid detail that makes the bigger picture look and SOUND real.