Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Marty Golden's long hot summer


SOME "HAZY, LAZY, CRAZY" THOUGHTS IN THE  SUMMERTIME  DAYS OF  "SODA, AND PRETZELS AND BEER" LEADING UP TO JULY THE 4th   -----


---  Sometimes you get exactly what you want  ---  and that is your undoing 


---  Marty Golden has consolidated his grip on the Kings County Republican Party with Ted Ghorra as his puppet GOP County Chairman  ---  but is there anybody out there that can accurately say Ghorra's the Brooklyn  GOP "leader"  (when HE has no GOP followers)


---  Just as important,  a team ostensibly supporting Marty Golden has put its people into as the 46th AD "leadership" spots as members of the Republican State Committee for that district


---  THEN WHY DOES MARTY GOLDEN HAVE TO PAY PEOPLE TO BE SURE THAT HE GETS ONTO THE REPUBLICAN LINE ?????



People will be doing a lot of talking about Marty Golden during this long hot summer of 2018.  Some of it will be good stuff for him;  however,  the real drumbeat will be bad,  Bad,  BAD..... 

Let's start with the 46th AD  ---  Lucretia and Arnaldo and Craig and Bob all still live there.....   Hmmmm !!!   On the Marty side of the fence,  even after all the reorganizing, and wheeling and dealing with Saperstein, the operation is one big cluster-f**k  shambles.  Whew, don't that make you feel all hot under the collar and clammy all over.....

Let's move on to the bigger picture items  ---  It's now obvious that the "team of pros" with whom SSMG has surrounded himself is not capable of  effectively protecting him anymore.  It's also obvious that the media has pretty much swung around to be against the REPUBLICAN incumbent from Bay Ridge on issue after issue  ---  and they are strongly reporting and commenting on scandal after scandal.

What's more,  as we go into this long hot summer of 2018,  Marty Golden has no real street operation of volunteers  ---  and practically more significant than that,  he does not have a crew of "captains" ready, willing and able to recruit and organize such a street operation.  The very same things can be said of Ted Ghorra  ---  except "in Spades" !!! 

Now, here's something that you can take to the bank,  I'm sure that what will be turned-out as the Marty Golden 2018 Campaign will be the best that a handful of less than top-drawer consultants can muster  ---  because Marty is cheap, and he wants to send as much of his campaign $$$$$  "South" as he can by hook or crook.

Sure, Golden's supporters will say that during this very hot July 4th week,  Marty is still the incumbent and is still ahead in the polls  ---  but those polling results are all very problematic;  and they do show weakness,  even to somebody like Andrew Gounardes.  Don't forget, the campaign has hardly begun.  Picture where things like polls will be after BOTH SIDES go all negative --  all of the time.

Hopefully, things will cool down by mid-October.  However, the way things feel right now,  it might be very, very  >>>  hot, Hot, HOT  <<<  all the way to Election Day 2018.

But do you know what Marty Golden does have going for him during this long hot summer ???    An air-conditioned Cadillac  ---   and let's see how far that takes him.....


Cue Nat.....

"...  Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summerThose days of soda and pretzels and beerRoll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summerYou'll wish that summer could always be here...."






90 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good post GM proving you can still do plenty of "digging" and "discovering". Golden campaign team weak, people know this. However, I do take issue with what you wrote about polling. Polling is very strong for Marty Golden against Gounardes and almost too ridiculously good to believe against Barkan who almost no one has ever heard of. This is why Cuomo sent people to make deal with Gentile. State committee will eventually intervene with Golden and send him some real campaign consultants like they did back in 2002. Of course this will annoy Tobman and Kassar but Kassar has other political problems to worry about such as the backlash against his puppet Ted Ghorra and finding campaigns that will take his conservative party allies now that even Grimm is cursing for having hired them. Lucretia having a decent summer bragging about deal she is going to make with Saperstein. Saperstein still in shell shock after what he thought would be a massive Grimm win followed by hundreds of volunteers and lots of resources to help him in the 46th. There is another play here that you may want to follow. Of course Golden and Kassar would be happy to scapegoat beleaguered Ted Ghorra and replace him with another puppet, but the fight of Golden and Kassar's careers may not come in this November election but in a totally different type of election next year.

Anonymous said...

I think Marty still has two or three aces in the hole named Treyger, Schack and Bova. Starting with three aces almost always means you have a winning hand; plus if Marty does have those three aces, it means that he has the fourth as well.
Gail, it's funny how some people never feel the heat.

Anonymous said...

Has Eaton popped his head up in this race yet or is he still with Marty G?

Anonymous said...

Eaton is probably having fun sailing his boat after helping Dan Donovan win the primary against Kassar's "best and brightest". He was warmly acknowledged to the crowd at the Donovan victory celebration.

Anonymous said...

Eaton?

Anonymous said...

Kassar was on stage, Eaton wasn't

Anonymous said...

Kassar is a Chair of course he would be on stage. They even let Ghorra up there and Lantry didn't even know if he should laugh or cry. It's been years since Eaton was Chair yet he still got a warm acknowledgement. While Eaton was busy helping Donovan, Ghorra and Kassar's most trusted aides were out helping the Grimm campaign bragging what a huge win Grimm would get.

Anonymous said...

Marty's biggest fear is that State Committee or the Senate Republicans will send their consultants to Brooklyn.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "EASY PICKINS ON A HOT SUMMER DAY..." EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 8:40 AM"; "... AT 9:38 AM" & "... AT 9:40 AM"

LOTS OF "EATON & DRINKON" ARE WHAT MANY, MANY PEOPLE LIKE TO DO DURING THOSE "LAZY, CRAZY, HAZY DAYS OF SUMMER" --- ESPECIALLY AT THEIR JULY 4TH HOLIDAY BARBEQUES


I think that Craig Eaton very much wants to stay very close to Marty, even though it's very hot and sticky, because Craig has many good reasons to do so..... (It's too bad that the line from "The Godfather, Part 2" became such a cliche, or I might have been inclined to use it here.)

Anonymous said...

I didnt know the Godfather Part 2 said keep your friends close and give your enemies a wilson pakula

Galewyn Massey said...

NOSTALGIA NOTE: THE "HOT SUMMER DAY BEFORE THE 4TH" EDITION

NAT KING COLE'S "LAZY, HAZY, CRAZY DAYS OF SUMMER" ON THIS DAY BEFORE OUR GREAT NATIONAL HOLIDAY PUT ME MOOD FOR THIS ADVERTISING JINGLE:


"Palisades has the rides...
Palisades has the fun...
Come On Over.

Shows and dancing are free...
so's the parking, so gee...
Come On Over.

Palisades from coast to coast, where a dime buys the most.
Palisades Amusement Park.
Swings all day and after dark.
(bumm, baa, dumm, bumm, bummmm)

Ride the coaster...
Get cool...
In the waves in the pool.
You'll have fun... so...
Come On Over.
(dumm de dum da dum... dum)"

Or maybe a trip a little further back in our way, way back machine:

The same place but a different jingle:

"Now after all is said and done
It's Palisades for havin' fun.
So during the day or when it's dark
Visit this great amusement park.

Palisades Amusement Park

Skip the bother and skip the fuss (honk honk)
Take a Public Service bus.
Public Service sure is great
It takes you right up to the gate.

[ANNOUNCER -- Speaking]
Skip the bother and skip the fuss (honk honk)
Take a Public Service bus.
Let's get ready now on your mark
To Palisades Amusement Park, Palisades Amusement Park

It wasn't a very musical jingle.....

Anonymous said...

Dr Frontus will be the savior brooklyn needs.

Anonymous said...

Liam is already back in good graces with Donovan , and they along with Kassar are having some good laughs about Eaton and Capano

Anonymous said...

12:12 more fake news. Not only would Liam never be welcome back with Donovan, but the Donovan SI group having quite a few laughs with Jerry trying to act like he played any role in Danny's win.

Anonymous said...

Senator Goldens team of pros have a series of free concerts in the park throughout his district. His opposition is non existent.

Anonymous said...

There is no free lunch, and there's nothing free about the Marty Golden concerts in the park. The sponsorship money comes from somewhere, and some of it disappears too.

Anonymous said...

Nothing disappears like money, lunch, or food of any kind when that fat turkey Justin gets wind of it.

Anonymous said...

Eaton had his 3 seconds of having his name called out, meanwhile Kassar is still in charge

Anonymous said...

2:05 which goes to show that if Kassar was still in charge of anything it would have never happened. Now Kassar is in charge of finding petitioning jobs for Alexandra and trying to mend fences with Donovan since most of his lackeys supported Grimm.

Anonymous said...

to 1:14 yes the lunches are free to Senator Goldens attendees and they do enjoy the concerts. Thats what voters will remember on election day. Consultants dont matter except to other consultants

Anonymous said...

Until I hear otherwise publicly, we can assume Craig, being the good Republican he is and Cats loyalist is supporting Marty Golden ..

Anonymous said...

None of that will matter 3:36 on election day

Anonymous said...

Who the hell is this Alexandra person??

Anonymous said...

Cats is with Marty so a Marty loss is a Cats/Eaton loss

Anonymous said...

I dont see a "long hot summer" for Golden. Nobody got it together to give him a primary. Is stunning victory for donovan has solidified his base.

Anonymous said...

Steve Saperstein still on hold for Donovan chief of staff to apologize. Ray Denaro called but they’d never heard of him and thought it was a prank call.

Anonymous said...

Saperstein's intern Vito called Donovans bklyn office explaining that Steve apologizes, etc etc..after 10 minutes, the person on the line said "I'm the high school intern"

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "VERY SIMPLE QUESTION FOR A HOT SUMMER NIGHT" EDITION

FOR ALL THE HAPPY-TALKING PRO-GOLDEN COMMENTERS ABOVE

IF EVERYTHING IS REALLY GOING SO GREAT FOR THE GREAT WHITE-HAIRED HOPE.....


... Can anybody explain why the longtime incumbent Republican State Senator from Bay Ridge has to pay people lots of money to gather signatures for him to get onto the Republican line ???

Anonymous said...

I'll explain why Golden has no primary. Nobody is willing to put out the money to gather signatures.

Anonymous said...

The dem senate primary is far from predictable. Barkan may emerge as frontrunner leading into primary.

Anonymous said...

8:45 Team Golden is sure hoping Barkan emerges the front runner stays that way and wins the Primary because then in the general he’s gonna get stomped harder than someone trying to take a hoho away from Justin.

Anonymous said...

The only person on this blog who would mention Justin is Justin.

Anonymous said...

Barkan will get media attention. This groundswell for gournardese is not swelling.

Anonymous said...

Bob got media attention and it added up to third place.

Anonymous said...

Q got media attention and it added up to a second loss.

Anonymous said...

Q got media attention and it just gets Marty in deeper

Ahagaha

Anonymous said...

2:39: 'Ahagaha'? Who laughs like that? Nobody that I know.

Anonymous said...

The heat of the long hot summer really hits the hard-boiled old Irish types very hard, people like Crowley and Hynes and Marty Golden. They're looking fine, maybe a little red-faced, suddenly they keel over, and then they're gone. Sometimes politics is like heatstroke.

Anonymous said...

Explain how if Marty Golden stops being a New York State Senator it's a bad thing for John Catsimatidis and Craig Eaton, we all could use a laugh.

Anonymous said...

645am because Cats is backing Golden and Golden is mentoring Cats daughter..because cats is with Golden so is Eaton..unless someone can show Eaton publicly saying otherwise??????

Anonymous said...

Thank you, 7:41, that's all very nice, but it is nowhere close to answering my question at 6:45. Maybe, if you try a little harder.
Let me try asking it this way: How is it a bad thing for Cats and Eaton going forward if Marty Golden loses to Andrew Gounardes in November?
Not difficult, simple!

Anonymous said...

The only thing that MArty G. could mentor is how to shake down avenue merchants and skim from BIDs grants to help "pay" for "his" free concerts.

Anonymous said...

Marty always wins. always has. Always will. The best the dems have is a proven loser from six years ago.

Anonymous said...

8:36, your math is really quite bad.

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Anonymous said...

Golden has the votes at the ballot box and that may be enough but he does not have any volunteers. Every pic I see of Golden and his rally it's John Q and Serena pretending she doesn't work for Marty. Barkin will have the Socialists fresh off a big win against Crowley in the Bronx and remember the Socialists are the ones who helped the Islamic Priest almost beat Brannnan last year. I predict a Barkin /Golden matchup come November.

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Anonymous said...

8am.
Politics 101 if the candidate you are backing loses, you lose..as stated above cats and by default Eaton , are with Golden

Anonymous said...

To 9:15. Hi Ross. Another slow campaign day? “Islamic Priest”? How not clever at all. You’re the Omar Vaid of the Senate Primary. Marty only wishes you’re the one he would face in the General.

Anonymous said...

I think the point being made above is this. the best chance you have to defeat Golden is a socialist.

Dont lose any sleep folks. Golden may retire in 2020 and choose his replacement. The obvious choice is someone who drinks beer on the subway.

Anonymous said...

7:41 and 9:37, there really isn't any evidence at all that [Cats] is '... with Golden' and there certainly isn't any backing of Golden 'by default' by Craig Eaton. As for anybody 'mentoring' anybody else, Cats is much more seriously mentoring Andrew Gounardes than Marty Golden is seriously mentoring Andrea.
And now, the Cats' paw, Capano, is openly supporting Gounardes.
Again, let me repeat my basic "question" in the two forms that I already presented it, and which you still haven't really answered:
The first was as a hortatory direction, 'Explain how if Marty Golden stops being a New York State Senator it's a bad thing for John Catsimatidis and Craig Eaton....'; or if you prefer, the second was as a simple question, 'How is it a bad thing for Cats and Eaton going forward if Marty Golden loses to Andrew Gounardes in November?'

Might I suggest that you use a 'lifeline'.....

Anonymous said...

The only thing Marty mentors is the till at the Manor.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "I'M SPARTACUS" EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 10:58 AM"

IF MARTY GOLDEN IS GOING TO PICK HIS SUCCESSOR IN 2020 --- THEN LET ME TELL HIM AND THE WORLD --- I AM AVAILABLE.....

AND IF "THE OBVIOUS CHOICE IS SOMEONE WHO DRINKS BEER ON THE SUBWAY" --- THEN I AM THAT GUY


There was lots of talk, both here and on social media, about a photograph of some pol drinking beer on the subway. Some folks said that the picture showed Bob Capano, and there actually is a slight resemblance to him (that identification was never disputed, because Bob Capano is very opportunistic about getting his name out there).

However, I think the time has come for me to actually identify who is really depicted in that much-published photograph --- it is I --- I'M SPARTACUS !!!

Anonymous said...

So who is Craig Eaton supporting in the 22nd Senate district race, his own Senate district???????.?

Anonymous said...

There is a great new Ted Ghorra paraody Twitter account..it is classic

Anonymous said...

The beer drinker on the subway was a bit on the heavy side.

Anonymous said...

"a bit" !!!

that was a f+++ing blimp !!

Anonymous said...

Alexandra and Robert were on the subway petitioning while no one saw them drinking beer or being fat, they sure looked sad and pathetic.

Anonymous said...

8:32 Almost as sad and pathetic as Steve Saperstein and Ray Denaro driving to the Grimm “celebration” when they realized they had to turn back.

Anonymous said...

8:46 PM Almost as sad an pathetic as John Quaglione's temporary response to the "sendup" Ted Ghorra message on social media.

If only Ted Ghorra stopped the Quaglione-McCabe-Capano primary, John Quaglione would have been able to get the word to enough Democrats to have beaten Justin Brannan in 2017.

Deluded and Delusional! Completely deluded and purely delusional! Completely and foolishly deluded, and purely and absolutely delusional!

Anonymous said...

You all could say whatever you want about Q but he came within a couple of hundred votes of beating Justin who had enormous resources. He trounced Capano and McCabe in the Primary. Ray Denaro has a lot more money spent a lot
more money and did worst than when Andy Sullivan ran. Steven Saperstein ran in the most Republican area in Brooklyn and couldn’t crack 40%. You all can hate on Q but he’s our only hope.

Anonymous said...

Q lost twice and thats our only hope

Anonymous said...

Unlike Marty, who never faced a primary, it's almost certain that from now on Q will always face a primary, because everybody in the know knows why.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't Q the Republican-Conservative candidate in the 46th AD? It is more winnable for a Republican than the Brannan City Council District.

Anonymous said...

Because Q earns more as a legislative aide than an assemblyman.

Anonymous said...

There is a major problem with the logic and consistency of that answer when it comes to Q and his previously stated ambitions about various elected offices.

Anonymous said...

Once again Capano made Quaglione look silly, calling him out on Twitter for responding to the phony Ghorra tweets then Q deleting them...

Wait, Q probably set up the anonynous, phony Ghorra Twitter account also as all know Q can't stand Ghorra because of his support for McCabe in the primary.
Ahahaha

Anonymous said...

It sure looks like Quags is getting paid very handsomely to go get Marty Golden's coffee a few times a day.

Anonymous said...

Finally, what everybody has been waiting for, "Winners and Losers in Dan Donovan's Big Win" as told by Bob Capano in his weekly column "The Right View" in the Brooklyn Daily sections of the Courier Life newspapers.

Here's my favorite part: "LOSERS... Liam McCabe: He took a risk endorsing Grimm and playing an integral public role in his Brooklyn campaign. The buzz inside political circles was shock that McCabe abandoned Donovan, whom he had worked for and who had endorsed him in McCabe’s own contentious four-way GOP Council primary last year. Not only did Grimm lose Brooklyn, but he got hammered by Donovan 74–26 on this side of the Narrows... (Since Liam is specifically mentioned, it seems odd that some of the other consultants at Steeplechase Strategies, Robert Morgan and Alexandra Sherer, are not). GOP members who supported Grimm’s candidacy: In politics, word spreads..." (Maybe, Bob should have mentioned Brooklyn Republican Chairman Ted Ghorra by name).

Anonymous said...

8:46...wrong. Good try though.

-Ray Denaro (I don’t blog anonymously)

Anonymous said...

6:54 is right because Ray and Steve having to drive back once they realized Grimm wasn’t winning really more “hilarious” instead of “sad and pathetic”.

Anonymous said...

7:04 fake news. Assemblyman Saperstein doesn’t drive, he uses a helicopter for travel especially with his crony Ray denaro.

Anonymous said...

While Bob didn't mention them I think Ray and Steve are the biggest losers for supporting Grimm. Almost nobody knew who was Ray Denaro before this, now they know him as the guy who was with Grimm, and Steve Saperstein got so involved against Donovan, he should be happy he's not relegated to collecting petitions with Steeplechase.

Anonymous said...

I think Capano is the only local political columnist in town, haven't seen Kassar s column in weeks..

Anonymous said...

7:21 - Im nobody’s cronie. Let’s get that one straight.

8:31 - Did I endorse or support anyone publicly? Let me see the screenshot of a tweet or post I did. Until then you are playing in your fantasy world where you think you know what I’m doing but have no clue.

For the rest of the clowns..you keep saying im unknown yet you type my name constantly..hysterical

-Ray Denaro (I don’t blog anonymously)

Anonymous said...

Everyone including Donovan and his team know Saperstein and Denaro were with grimm

Anonymous said...

Ray chill out and calm down. You and Stevie made a decision about how Grimm was going to crush Donovan and you got on the bandwagon. You organized for Grimm and tried to be cute about it just like Stevie did. Be a man about it.

P.S. posting your name does not make you a man about it and most people still don't know or care who you are.

Anonymous said...

12:55 must have a small pen15

Anonymous said...

9:44 PM the only person still counting the margin in Brannan's victory is Quaglione. In four years, he'll try again and get clobbered by 30 points and officially be a 3 time loser

Anonymous said...

1:13 and if it belonged to Grimm, Steve and Ray would still be riding it.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Denaro, Mr. Saperstein, they hate you cause they aint you. The future of the GOP is on your shoulders. Look at how they make up lie after lie to try and tarnish your names. God Bless You both. God Bless You.

Anonymous said...

Saperstein, Quaglione, Denaro, Liam run BK GOP within next three years. It's a guarantee.

Anonymous said...

Q and Liam are the future that much is obvious since there is no one else. I think half the negative stuff about Ray and Saps are posted by them to get attention. Guys no one cares if you helped Grimm or Donovan. Get over 25% in an election and maybe people will notice you.

Anonymous said...

Wait..you think im arguing with myself? Are you an actual idiot? Im not that much of a narcissist..trust me.

-Ray Denaro (I don’t blog anonymously)

Anonymous said...

2:51 If you really are Ray Denaro, actual idiot or fake idiots can only aspire to your stupidity. What is messed up is the only people who have ever heard of you live on Staten Island and only know you because you backed Grimm and probably were the "genius" who convinced Saperstein to do the same.

Ray has way too much time on his hands now that Grimm lost.

Anonymous said...

I was hoping for a big Grimm win to make a name myself in Brooklyn but I lost big and was hoping to show my brilliance by hoping Donovan wouldn't know but that didn't work out.

- Ray Denaro (I don't blog anonymously)

Anonymous said...

3:05 sounds exactly like a guy who got a little over 20% when he ran for Office and he helpfully outlined the reasons why he got around 20%.

Anonymous said...

Quaglione has been doing such a bad job with Marty and the press that people are starting to wonder if Quaglione is purposely trying to sabotage Marty's re-election campaign

- Ray Denaro's cousin Robert

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Anonymous said...

Liam and Grimm should open a bar

"THE STUPUD LOSERS LOUNGE"