Steve Witt's "Kings County Politics" blog is way off-the-mark when it comes to observations about the "Winners & Losers" coming out of the Kings County Republican debacle of 2018 --- it's worth a read though, just to see some of what are some of the >>> not-the-right-answers <<< for the Brooklyn GOP
To my mind, the biggest "winner" of a kind is the man that looks like the "biggest loser of the bunch" of Kings County Republicans --- the soon-to-be-former State Senator, Bay Ridge's own >>> Martin J. Golden (R-C) <<< His bravura performance as "Your own State Senator Marty Golden" finally won for him his pot-o-gold at the end of the rainbow >>> A WELL-EARNED DEFEAT <<<
Marty Golden both generated and catalyzed the zeitgeist of the "circular firing squad" that has permeated Brooklyn GOP politics almost since the day that he was first elected to the City Council --- near the end, he also chatellized the Brooklyn Republican Party's piece of the BOE for purposes of an "EVERYTHING HAS TO GO" >>> "Liquidation Sale" <<<
I've told a lot of people lately that Marty Golden's movie persona had become that of "Johnny Rocco" --- the Edward G. Robinson** character in "Key Largo" [this bravura performance by one of Hollywood's greats made that movie work; and Bogie & Bacall were just part of a finely moulded cast that framed Robinson's performance] --- the same exact thing can be said about the latter day Brooklyn GOP and Marty Golden.....
I could go through all the featured and bit players who made up the "Losers & Losers" in the GOP Brooklyn Mining Disaster of 2018 --- but too many are friends of mine and they would be "hurt" if I twisted the knife in their back one more time --- besides, I've >>> briefly <<< lost the taste for it..... And it would be like doing movie reviews for most of the extras in "Ben Hur".....
Instead, let me do this "Johnny Rocco" sequence from "Key Largo." It represents a leitmotif of the Marty Golden era in the Brooklyn GOP that ultimately led to his defeat:
"....Johnny Rocco [Edward G. Robinson]: There's only one Johnny Rocco.
James Temple [Lionel Barrymore]: How do you account for it?
Frank McCloud [Humphrey Bogart] : He knows what he wants. Don't you, Rocco?
Johnny Rocco : Sure.
James Temple : What's that?
Frank McCloud : Tell him, Rocco.
Johnny Rocco : Well, I want uh ...
Frank McCloud : He wants more, don't you, Rocco?
Johnny Rocco : Yeah. That's it. More. That's right! I want more!
James Temple : Will you ever get enough?
Frank McCloud : Will you, Rocco?
Johnny Rocco : Well, I never have. No, I guess I won't...."
At this time, there's nothing that I can add that would make the point any better.....
However, in memory of Mr. Edward G. Robinson** [and also the NRA's Chuck Heston] let me close by saying, "Soylent Green is people....."
*As soon as I get my feet on the ground here in Staten Island, I'll be wading into the pool of local GOP and related politics in Richmond County with the same gusto and zeal as my Brooklyn coverage.....
** And, yes, Edward G. Robinson's last movie was "Soylent Green"