Monday, January 9, 2012

Brooklyn GOPers Mentioned In "New Yorker" Article

When a bunch of us decided to throw together a Brooklyn GOP Iowa Caucus Watch Party at the "Victory Center" at the last minute, we all thought it would go largely unnoticed. Well guess again! Not only was our party well attended, we have proof!

A few hours before the party, Andrew Marantz, a journalist with whom I had had previous contact, emailed me to discuss putting him in contact with active Republicans to get reactions to the Iowa Caucus as it happened. I replied by saying "why not come to our party?", which he did.

The rest can be read HERE as part of the larger discussion of an old "Google Bomb" that Iowa Caucus "winner" Rick Santorum has yet to clean up:

Despite appearances to the contrary, there are Republicans in Brooklyn. Last Tuesday night, twenty-five of them gathered in a storefront in Bensonhurst to watch the results of the Iowa caucuses. There were Reagan posters on the wall and Domino’s boxes on a table. Gene Berardelli, the law chairman of the Brooklyn Republican Party, took a poll: “Has anyone here actually met someone from Iowa?”

“I watched ‘The Music Man’ last week,” a voice said. “Does that count?”

The room was divided among Romney loyalists, Perry supporters, and libertarians who couldn’t quite stomach Ron Paul. But the story of the night was Rick Santorum. One of the men opened a laptop and Googled “Santorum,” and was shocked at what he found. “That’s ugly,” he said. “That’s not politics. That’s just trying to rip someone down.”


Back in Bensonhurst, Russell Gallo, who held the remote, switched to CNN. “Change back to Fox News!” someone shouted. “They have hotter women!” No one in the room claimed to be a Santorum supporter, but Jacob Kornbluh, who writes a pro-Israel blog, said, “I could live with him.”
Andrew definitely caught the fun spirit of the party, which included our own little mini-caucus (Romney won, followed by Rick Perry) and some lively discussion and debate. It's nice that a low-profile casual spur-of-the-moment gathering got some ink - it's things like this that we in the Brooklyn GOP do that don't get headlines that help grow this party back up brick by brick.

We'll probably do again for the South Carolina primary, which is sure to be a turning point in the 2012 Election. Goes to show you - you never know who's showin' up in Brooklyn!

1 comment:

  1. Captain America

    Well the news around here today is about O, I got this from one of my operatives who planted the bugs all over the White House.

    Bo is looking out the window while O and Oscar are running around with a kite.

    O falls down and had to be rushed to the Hospital after hitting his head on one of the metal toy tanks on the lawn..

    Everything is being done under cover not even his wife or children know, and his wife does not really want to be in DC anyway.

    The Captain America crew had to bring up one of the doubles from Langley.

    It is a AH 333 Model looks and acts just like The President.

    Within an hour everything is back to normal.

    The President will have to stay under raps for around a week in The Special Hospital which is known only to a select few.

    This gives the people at Langley a good chance to see how his doubles does.

    When the double arrived in the Oval Office he asked Bo what is with all of the toys, video's, dolls and what was a jackass doing sitting at the desk. Bo explained to the double what was going on. AH 333 explained to Bo, while he is replacing O all the junk had to be put away until O comes back.

    Oscar the squirrel comes in and briefs AH 333 who then tells Bo and Oscar Thank You but while he is in the office please try and stay out.

    AH 333 proceeds to read some items in the in box, first thing on top was from last week about Israel bashing Turkey about the crimes they committed under The Ottoman Empire.

    AH 333 Thinking: Israel and Turkey: Now I remember Israel is the cook and we are having Turkey for Lunch wow I am smart I think. I hope I got this right.

    Or is Israel and Turkey something else I have to think about, I know there is a Turkey in North Carolina or is there one in Texas.

    Captain America team at Langley with the Brain Thought Scanner which can read thoughts: 86 to 85 - We can't get any closer than this, this AH 333 model is just as dump as the real O.

    85 to 86 - What does the AH stand for.....

    86 to 85 One guess, but I can't say it out loud for they may be listening to us, I'll jot it here for you and cover it with my palm. A-- H--- both laughing.

    Well guys that's it for today I have to go get some coffee and smoke.

    PS: I still like the President and I wish him all the best of luck in his new job what ever that may be, but I do have some inside information and more than likely it will be FAO Schwarz in Chicago.

    As for Mitt, Paul, Newt and Rick S. All 4 have jobs waiting at CNN (Clowns Nuts Nitwits)

    Captain America AKA The Riddler and AKA BAS