Here are the "official" nominees for Brooklyn GOP Radio's "Buffoon of the Year" - some may seem familiar to you, some are new entrants. All are buffoons in their own special way.
Atlas Shrugs In Brooklyn - We don't know who "they" are, or even if "they" exist, but whoever "they" are, "they" think that criticism without action equals reform, and go about their "business"in a way that degrades and demeans the people who are actually working hard to improve the Brooklyn GOP. Those of us who live in the real world know their site to be complete buffoonery.
Janet Napolitano / TSA - Working for you 24/7/364... huh? A regular target of co-host Russell Gallo, Napolitano's buffoonery dangerously infringes upon the rights of Americans. "Don't TSA me, bro!"
Mike DiSanto - Has the dubious distinction of being a multiple-time "Buffoon of the Week" winner, he ran an epic failure of a campaign against State Senator Marty Golden that could be summed up in one catchphrase: when you think of economic stimulus, think of the florists! Nice tie, though.
Lucretia Regina-Potter - a multiple "Buffoon" nominee and winner of our dubious distinction who ultimately lost 2-to-1 in a 49th Assembly primary to breakout newcomer Peter Cipriano, Mrs. Regina-Potter was best remembered in the campaign for attacking Cipriano's friendship with a Muslim-American supporter... and little else.
Rick Lazio - Those watching his campaign style dubbed him "Lazy-O" for his lack of contact with voters. Lazio ultimately lost dramatically to Carl Paladino.
Nancy Pelosi - the gift that keeps on giving to the GOP. The number-one reason for GOP fundraising, the bloodletting that was the 2010 Election for the Dems was largely a referendum of her lack of leadership - which she'll continue to wield as minority leader. keep up the good work, Nancy.
Janele Hyer-Spencer - The former Assemblywoman who was more phantom than legislator, the spoiled debutante got trounced by Assemblywoman-elect Nicole Malliotakis - and then pouted over the defeat for weeks after. We're still waiting for the concession speech!
President Barack Obama - Let us count the ways... driving the nation into debt, shoving unconstitutional health care reform down that nation's throat, suing states over protecting our nation from illegal immigrants while failing to secure our borders, giving up the podium and leaving the room to allow Bill Clinton to discuss policy, the list goes on and on. The office has taken a big hit in 2010.
Honorable Mention: Jonathan J. Judge, Peter Abbate, Bill Colton, Former Congressman Michael McMahon.
There you have it! The polls are open until next Wednesday at 9:00 and the winner will be announced during the first Brooklyn GOP Radio broadcast of 2011!
Editor's Note: After many emails urging us to do so, we have revised our nominees for "Buffoon of the Year". While this didn't impact any of the tallies in the poll, it did mean revising the poll. We have the "lost" tabulations below:
Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn - 4
Mike DiSanto - 1
Lucretia Regina-Potter - 2
Janele Hyer-Spencer - 5
President Barack Obama - 1
None of the Above - 1