Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Does it show ANY common sense at all for Jerry Kassar to go off on Bob Capano at this stage of the 2017 race for City Council--- like Kassar did in his most recent “Common Sense” column

Wearing his other hat,  Kings County Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar says that  ---  “…  Bob [Capano], who spent tens of thousands of dollars to come in a distant third with only 579 votes [in the Republican Primary], will have no effect on the November results…” 


For your reading pleasure and to amuse yourself using both hands,   I have included the segment of JK’s latest opinion piece in and for the  >>> Brooklyn Reporter <<< it specifically talked about Bob Capano' 

Well, here goes:   “….   Bob Capano was a Republican, and as a Republican candidate for City Council he made the claim that he was the only candidate who had always been a Republican. He also indicated that he would support the winner of the Republican Party primary. He even showed up at John Quaglione’s victory party where he spoke, pledging his support for John….   That was then….   Bob, who spent tens of thousands of dollars to come in a distant third with only 579 votes, will have no effect on the November results. But that is not the point I wish to make….   Bob has since enrolled in the Reform Party. So much for his impeccable Republican credentials. As far as him supporting the winner of  the Republican primary, and his appearance and statements at the Bay Ridge Manor in support of John primary night, well, those went out the window too….   The failure of candidates for public office to keep their word is what I find troubling. I have known Bob for a long time. During that time, all he ever wanted to do was run for office. This was his third chance, having been supported by the Brooklyn Republican and Conservative Parties twice and losing in landslides both times….   Then he moved to Staten Island and remained there for five years, emerging at an address in Brooklyn a few months ago. Once again, the voters saw through him and the results are what I have indicated….   Bob has every right to run as a Reform Party candidate. He does not have the right to change his story around to suit his ambitions whenever he feels like it….   This is one of the things I dislike most about a business I have worked within my entire life —  candidates that are all about themselves, candidates that care little for the community and even less for those who might have bested them and are going forward carrying the banner that they wished to carry….   Sore loser is the common term. But I think it is quite a bit worse. It really goes to the core of what the person is about.   (See  “Common Sense: Trump says ‘no deal’ ”  by Jerry Kassar,  10/20/17,   Brooklyn Daily/ Opinion   [http://brooklynreporter.com/story/common-sense-trump-says-no-deal/]).
 As one of my favorite frenemies was wont to post on his blog at the time  --- “THE QUESTION BEGS…”  ---  in this instance,  what motivated Jerry Kassar to highlight Bob Capano’s run on the Reform Party line ???  ---  what does Kassar expect that this part of his column to accomplish ???  [I know, that’s two separate questions begging]. 

BTW, an interesting all alone drinking game for those of you out there who think that tippling all alone is perfectly OK  ---  pour a jigger-full of Irish Whiskey down your gullet every time you find a grammatical error in Jerry Kassar’s  “Common Sense” column.

96 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kassar needs to go by-by....

He is using his column for personal vendettas.....

Anonymous said...

Kassar is right about some things. What JK fails to mention is the reform party might overtake the conservative party. None of this is bad. But it's a fight for 2nd place since the GOP is non existent.

Anonymous said...

Jerry K is right about everything. One of the things he's always right about is saying the wrong thing. The column quoted by GM is no exception.

Anonymous said...

Wow..with 3 or 4 more debates and the pressing loving the outsider Capano, I am not so sure Kassar made a wise move attacking Capano...

Anonymous said...

I'm shocked they still let him call his column "Common Sense"

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE "LATEST BUZZ" EDITION

MAYBE SOMETHING IS BREWING --- AND IT'S EVEN READY TO BOIL OVER

A little bird told me this: "I hear Capano's response to Kassar's column this week will be 'nuclear'...."

Anonymous said...

The Conservatives are running full page ads in print and lots of digital stuff in a bunch of papers for Quaglione. Big bucks. They have money and they spend. Maybe they are afraid of the Reform Party. Or maybe they just intend to help Q win.

For what it’s worth, Kassar was on target concerning Capano. And this blog that had him winning primary was way off.

Capano entire campaign seems to be some boosted Facebook posts and a few appearances on his way home to Staten Island from Gristedes.

Not much good going to happen for him with this type of spending.

Anonymous said...

I was just at Arab American association debate and checking twitter..capano getting praise for sticking to positions while Quaglione waffled..capano gains Republican, con votes when press stories out

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah right. Arab Americans are thrilled with Trump wanna be Capano.

If Bob gets a few old italians hes lucky. Of course thats at quagliones expense.

Anonymous said...

I read JK column. it was just the facts.

Did Bob go and speak to quaglione victory party and pledge support? Yes

Did bob claim to be the true republican and switch the day after he lost? Yes

Does bob really live in staten island? Yes.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "DON'T MAKE UP FAKE NEWS" EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 5:53 PM" AND THE REST OF THE "FAKE NEWS" COMMENTERS ABOVE

THIS BLOG NEVER SAID THAT BOB CAPANO WAS GOING TO WIN THE GOP PRIMARY; WHAT WAS SAID WAS THAT THE THREE >>> MEN <<< IN THE RACE HAD RUN BETTER CAMPAIGNS THAN WE AT "BROOKLYN... GOP FOUNTAINHEAD" WOULD HAVE EXPECTED; AND IF WE HAD TO PICK A WINNER, WE THOUGHT IT WOULD MOST LIKELY BE LIAM MC CABE

The news that I'm getting from tonight's debate is that if it advantaged anybody, it sure was NOT John Quaglione.....

Anonymous said...

And look how Liam abandoned you.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "LATE NIGHT" EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 10:27 PM"


It's not being abandoned, it's just being taken for granted.....

[Cue Neil and Barbra]

"... Now after lovin' me late at night

When it's good for you, babe
And you're feeling alright
Well, you just roll over
And you turn out the light

And you don't bring me flowers anymore...."

Anonymous said...

Those ruggedly handsome types !!

Cant live with'em, cant live without'em

Anonymous said...

Capano was praised by the crazy Arab progressives last night because even though they disagreed with every goddamn word he said, at least the little fella took a position! Quaglione was like a candle in the wind never knowing who to cling to when the rain set in. These people just wanted to see if the candidates had a skeletal system and Quaglione failed miserably. I would have liked to have known you but I was just a kid. Your candle burned out long before, your legend ever did.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "SOMETHINGS ARE JUST PLAIN WRONG" EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 12:01 PM"

CAPANO AND QUAGLIONE BEING LINKED IN A COMMENT TO ELTON JOHN AND NORMA JEAN --- AND BY QUIRK OF MUSICAL CELEBRITY HISTORY, PRINCESS DIANA ?????

I can't put my finger on it, but some things are wrong --- JUST PLAIN WRONG !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Aaron Commey will be the next mayor of Ny

Anonymous said...

oh I dont think commey will hi jack this election.

Anonymous said...

I got a Capano mailer..very fancy.
8.5 x 11 back to back..great photos..urging vote for change on reform line

Anonymous said...

Kassar is already looking to blame someone else for the anticipated quaglione loss.

Makes sense. It makes common sense.

Anonymous said...

Oh! You're a riot, Alice....

Anonymous said...

If you talk to the people round Quaglione the only thing they anticipate is winning. Brannan made a lot of enemies in the primary. Quaglione it would seem made some friends.

Anonymous said...

Capano is really sticking it to Kassar....hope Kassar learns a lesson that being a scumbag your whole life has consequences. And I hear Karma is a bitch

Anonymous said...

Kassar seems to hardly care. He has the barrel of ink, and even laid up seems to be all over a bunch of elections. Capano is an easy target for him since it appears the whole Quaglione world agrees with him. Tonight Quaglione cleaned up at NY 1 debate

Anonymous said...

Will you ninkompoops wise up !!!

Kassars point is that Quaglione is now going to lose. Nice pep talk Jerry. Did any of you think that Jerrys point of knocking Bob was going to make him cry and drop out?

Looks like Justin will talk any Dem wanting to take on Marty into running for congress instead.

Anonymous said...

The Arab debate was very bad for John. All the newspaper coverage portrays John as waffling on his support of cops, Trump, and other traditional Republican issues and Capano standing firm in front of an adversarial crowd.
Capano is going to gain significant votes from Q because of this..i was there and Marty Golden walked out when he realized what was happening

Anonymous said...

I was also in attendance. Of course Golden was red faced. He always is.

Anonymous said...

Arabs voting for Republicans. Aint happening.

Anonymous said...

Lots of bad blood from both dem and GOP primaries. thats Bobs vote

Anonymous said...

1146 am..great point

Anonymous said...

Wow..i just looked at the local papers..capano continues to dominate

Anonymous said...

Just now saw the newspapers with Capano's scorching full page response letter to Kassar. Ouch!
Kassar is gonna sit upright in his Craftmatic adjustable bed after that heat-seeker! Quaglione was awful just awful on Spectrum last night, sounds like a robot with cheap batteries. How can he say he supports POTUS when he doesn't support anything POTUS stands for? That would be my question if I were Capano!

Anonymous said...

After the NY1 debate and all the newspaper coverage showing Capano standing by Trump, Quaglione is going to lose a hell of a lot Republican, Conservative votes to Capano...capano has a great chance now of getting more votes on the Reform line than Q gets on th conservative line

Anonymous said...

If Q is losing republicans than who is voting for him? Arabs ? Dems?

Anonymous said...

211..great question

Anonymous said...

The voters who have kept Golden in office for decades are voting for Quaglione.

Anonymous said...

Ummm..the council district does not include Gerritsen Beach and Manhattan Beach..Golden lost the Senate district that includes the 43rd Council District

Anonymous said...

Ummmmmmmmm...sounds like bob

Anonymous said...

Ummmmm...sounds like Jerry

Anonymous said...

The Conservatives seem to be putting big bucks behind Quaglione. Ads, digital stuff and now mail, robi calls, Church distributions. They are trying to close the deal for him. Capano is no where and Brannan being on line with de Blasio is looking like he is going down.

Republicans doing little. Kassar between the obvious deal he did to protect two lines for Quaglione and all this stuff looks like he is about to win again.


Anonymous said...

What's this about Q saying he wouldn't vote for his own wife if she ran for City Council?

Anonymous said...

Fake News

Anonymous said...

i watched the ny 1 debate and i know the camera adds ten pounds but thats a drop in the bucket . are we sure justin can make it up a flight of stairs

Anonymous said...

1:00 AM making fat jokes looks like Quaglione's team has thrown in the towel

Anonymous said...

Brannan Internal pol shows
Brannan 47%
Quaglione- 34%
Capano- 19%

Anonymous said...

yeah right. keep dreaming bob.

capano gets 2%

Anonymous said...

2% !!!

You mean bobs base has doubled?

Anonymous said...

The feds have talked to Capano, Sliwa a and Julianne Cuba about the Conservative deal and reviewed all the published reports..if I were Kassar I would be very nervous..as mike long pointed out it was Kassar who had to sign the paperwork

Anonymous said...

Yeah right Blob. The feds are going to lock up everyone till the fat man sings

Anonymous said...

I hear the indictments will be next week..not good for Quaglione

Anonymous said...

I hear blob getting nervous about that 2%

Anonymous said...

Q sounded horrible on Inside City Hall. Acting like he never heard of Trump loses everyone.

Anonymous said...

Justin lost his base when he went with Hillary. A coalition has formed to reform politics.

Anonymous said...

The Chief has endorsed the Reform party candidate for Mayor. The Reform party is obviously getting in the way of that fat kassars plans to pick at the bones of the GOP.

Anonymous said...

You know this blog is full of crap when you see posting that Quaglione lost the NY1 debate. He was the clear winner. This blog should be renamed The Brooklyn GOP Home Of Hateful Losers

Anonymous said...

Everyone needs a home.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "ARE YOU FOLKS TRYING TO HURT MY FEELINGS ???" EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 12:48 PM"; "... AT 9:38 PM"; AND OTHERS

FYI 12:48 PM, MY STREET MONIKER IS "THE ROUND MAN" NOT "THE FAT MAN" (BTW, ALSO FYI, EVEN THOUGH MOST OF THAT GANG IS DEAD --- THERE'S STILL "THE JEWELER" AND ME --- (TWIMC, "THE JEWELER" CAN GET TO ALMOST ANYBODY WITH JEWEL-LIKE PRECISION).....

AND FOR "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 9:38 PM" ---

You said, "This blog should be renamed The Brooklyn GOP Home Of Hateful Losers"..... Why are you ignoring all the hateful Democrats, winners and losers, who have been among the best contributors to this blog, as commenters, as confidential sources and as BSI's ???





Anonymous said...

on the NY 1 debate Brannon asked John Q a question about his support for Trump and he responded by blaming his wife or something. it was bad.

Anonymous said...

8:35 must have been watching another debate. Quaglione as in the past simply said he voted for the Oresident but when he has differences he will say so. Why make up stuff especially about his wife? Just another blog hater looking to help the Democrats. In fact this blog is looking more and more like the Brooklyn Democratic Fountainhead.

Anonymous said...

Justin and Bob sitting in a tree. KISSING. First comes . . .

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "NOW, GET THIS STRAIGHT, BUCKO !!!" EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 8:46 AM"

WHAT PART OF "BROOKLYN INDEPENDENT GOP FOUNTAINHEAD" DO YOU NOT GET ?????

JOHN QUAGLIONE IS NOT AN >>> INDEPENDENT <<< MEMBER OF THE GOP --- JOHN QUAGLIONE IS NOT >>> OUR GUY <<< AS LONG AS HE IS NOT INDEPENDENT OF MARTY GOLDEN AND THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY --- AS FAR AS WE'RE CONCERNED JOHN QUAGLIONE >>> NEEDS TO LOSE <<< AS BADLY AS POSSIBLE IN 2017, SO THAT SOMEBODY INSIDE THE GOP SEES THAT MARTY GOLDEN NEEDS TO BE CHALLENGED IN A REPUBLICAN PRIMARY IN 2018

Enough said ???

Anonymous said...

Finally you were honest by admitting this supposed Republican blog wants Quaglione to lose. You are the loser and should go away

Anonymous said...

Whether anybody wants q to lose or not its going to happen. liam was the only chance the GOP had

Anonymous said...

I guess thats why Liam lost and is now running around in an empty park. Obviously 11:35 has no interest in how the GOP voters overwhelmingly spoke.

Anonymous said...

obviously 12;09 is more interested in winning a primary than losing an elelection.

Anonymous said...

I would agree as of late this blog has turned into the Democratic Melissa Viverito Fountainpen. Capano, Quaglione and MCCabe fought harder to win the GOP primary than Quaglione is fighting now to win the actual prize. The proxy wars have to stop. It is tearing our party apart. I hope there is a big meeting after Quaglione loses to right this sinking ship because otherwise I fear the endtimes are near

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "WRONG-RIGHT-WRONG-WRONG-AND I SURE AS HELL DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THE LAST THING, EXCEPT AS A PIECE OF NEWS IF IT EVER DOES HAPPEN" EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 1:35 PM"

AT LEAST YOU USED A TOUCH OF HUMOR AS AN ICEBREAKER.....

I will admit that this was a lol line: "I would agree as of late this blog has turned into the Democratic Melissa Viverito Fountainpen...." Of course, as a factual proposition it's just plain wrong; btw, who are you agreeing with; and what are you agreeing to (ie., where from does it come) ?????

I AGREE WITH YOU THAT: ".... Capano, Quaglione and McCabe fought harder to win the GOP primary than Quaglione is fighting now to win the actual prize...."

Anybody that really thinks this needs to go back to school on the short bus and wearing a protective helmet >>> "The proxy wars have to stop. It is [sic] tearing our party apart...."

And as for this: ".... I hope there is a big meeting after Quaglione loses to right this sinking ship because otherwise I fear the endtimes are near..." EH !!! TALK ABOUT A WASTE OF TIME..... [BTW, I'll have to pour over my Canonical and Apocryphal Apocalyptic texts and see if Quaglione's badly lossing to Justin Brannan and Bob Capano is a sign of the end times.

In any case, see some uh y'all at the Rapture if 1:35 PM happens to be right about the "endtimes" [sic].....

Anonymous said...

one more posting about that fat capano and I'm signing off forever.

Anonymous said...

I am Bob Capano and I approved this message. Goodby 4:41.

Anonymous said...

Todays New York Times seems to think Q will win. But this stupid blog knows better.

Anonymous said...

The Times did not say quag would win. It said capano is the true conservative.

Anonymous said...

6:52 is a Guag-hag hawking fake news just like Golden's robo-calling about fake and hollow Quaglione promises. Things must be real bad in the land of the Golden Quag.

Anonymous said...

The Senators robo calls are very effective. The Golden operation knows exactly how to pull a vote.

Anonymous said...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Is that your final answer?

Anonymous said...

I believe 10;46 was stating the obvious. When the votes are counted Golden & Quaglione are the choice. Ha ha's dont count.

Anonymous said...

I was driving yesterday and heard Capano on 770 WABC radio talking about his candidacy for 10 minutes, blasting De Blasio, the MTA etc...plus every single local paper out this week covered the Arab American assoc debate and every single article portrayed Quaglione as waffling on the NYPD support and Trump while Capano stood firm..going to lose Q..
Gale what say you

Anonymous said...

Who cares what Gale says. Some things people need to know about Gale.

1- He likes to pet horses
2- He denies owning 2 properties in california
3- Jack Kemp cut him out of his will soon after this blog was born
4- He takes showers with his socks on

This is just scratching the surface

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "LET THE RECORD REFLECT" EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID AT 1:44 PM"

WHEN I SHOWER A ALWAYS HAVE TO WEAR THREE (3) SOCKS AND.....

... I swear to you I thought the horsies liked it.....

I never knew I was in Jack Kemp's Will; why wasn't I told in a timely fashion ?????

I swear to you I own no properties in California, unless my recently deceased cousin from California left something to me in his will.....

MORE IMPORTANT THAN ALL THAT, there are no records, CDs, tapes or audio transcriptions of any kind of my singing "Louie -- Louie !"; but that can't be said of all the politicians that I know.....

Anonymous said...

The jokes will cease on election night when john Q public elects its own john Q till the city council.

Anonymous said...

On election night Q will finally understand the bad karma coming from Golden.

Anonymous said...

Think about this, for the primary Marty Golden did the real heavy lifting for John Quaglione and delivered less than half of the Republicans for Mister Q-tip. Factor that into your general election estimates, and I'm thinking that John Q. Private will be heading for a number somewhere south of 40% in the general next week.

Anonymous said...

Quaglione wins. All you need to do is follow the Democratic tweets to understand. Desperate people do desperate things.
Btw anyone notice Capano is now missing appearances.

Anonymous said...

748am yes because Capano endorsed Quaglione

Anonymous said...

Justin will get over 65%

Anonymous said...

Did anyone hear Golden's Robocall. It sounded like he was drunk, slurring his words, racing through the script and stumbling through the list of endorsements. He is barely literate - how did he ever get elected?

What a joke.

Anonymous said...

6:34 is the real joke and further proof that this is a Democratic hate blog. He got elected and re- elected ten times something like a record out this way. So unless you are ignorant you should be able to figure it out. Of course if you are one of the lead haters followers I assume you are either a RINO like him or an enrolled Democrat.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone recall an elected official who was more visible than Marty?

Anonymous said...

Chester Arthur

Anonymous said...

Golden has gone off the wagon. At the RNC in Cleveland last year, I heard he was so drunk he couldnt get off his stool. And this was confirmed by several people.

His time has come to be sent out to pasture....

Ghorra should run for State Senate.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "VERY, VERY EDIFYING !!!" EDITION

TO MANY OF THE COMMENTERS ABOVE

IT'S MORNINGS LIKE THIS THAT MAKE ME SO PROUD THAT I'VE GIVEN SO MANY ASTUTE OBSERVERS OF THE LOCAL POLITICAL SCENE AN INDEPENDENT FORUM FROM WHICH THEY CAN ELEVATE THE DEBATE


Where's my gun --- where are my bullets.....

Can't find nothing since... You know.....

Anonymous said...

Ballot proposal # 1 - Vote "Yes" on the Constitutional Convention

Anonymous said...

With the terror Attack it should push people to vote for the only Trump supporter...Bob Capano

Anonymous said...

Trump supporters amount to 3% in Bay Ridge. Bob may want to consider staten island.

Anonymous said...

Bob hopes to gain from the terror attack. He should stick to bullshit issues like the 5 cent bags.

Anonymous said...

Tonight I watched the final debate for mayor. Nicole was out of her league and I mean in the assembly.

Pathetic !!

Anonymous said...

Nicole Malliotakis was only "out of her league" to Bernie Sanders supporters, she beat Bill de Blasio like a drum for a second time. But don't worry Justin, it was all your idea to attack Malliotakis and align yourself with Bill de Blasio from the outset of this campaign.