Emerging Trend: The new ‘Preserve Rockland’ ballot line acted as a counter-weight to the Republican, Democrat and other minority ballot lines in the last election. The minority lines, Conservative, Independence, and Working Families were all but nullified as Ed Day was swept into the County Executive seat by ‘Preserve Rockland’.
Behind the scenes, the Latino National Republican Coalition and National Latino Officers Association made public endorsements for Mr. Day in Ramapo and Haverstraw. Statistics indicate voters crossed party lines to cast their vote for Ed Day proving a small team of dedicated individuals have influence over voters of differing parties in spite of ethnicities or party enrollment.
Small groups of people can do great things proving the truth of the latin phrase: “Parvum etiam Potens” [Small, but Mighty]
Republican Committee members are suddenly moving Vincent D. Reda, Frank Sparaco, Mike Dolan, and Bob Axelrod out of the Republican Committee decision-making roles. Recently Reda was dumped from the 2nd Vice – Chairman position of the New York State Republican Committee. Last seen at the at the Westchester Rye Hilton Convention for Rob Astorino, Reda was asked to lead the pledge of allegiance but oddly some audience members began the pledge ahead of him and recited it without his lead in a spontaneous choir that left him behind.
Frank Sparaco was shamed out of his Republican Committee seat where he operated as Reda’s right-hand man. Conveniently forgetting the frivolous disloyalty charges directed against the irrepressible penmanship of Republican Committeewoman Jeanine Vechiarrelli who was exercising her right to free speech against Republican party failings, Sparaco was forced to admit that his newly discovered lack of energy given to explain his own behavior was unequal to the facts of the disloyalty charges leveled against him.
A new crop of Rockland County candidates are now emerging who were formerly oblivious to the back room escapades that obliterated the Republican brand in Rockland. The collective damage that traded away the Republican ballot in such a tawdry fashion so blatant and arrogant that even the politically blind-folded and restrained FBI were forced into action.
Raids occurred that dubbed our hometown of Rockland County as the “corridor of corruption” thanks to the people in charge of assuring that the pristine honor and valued vote would be protected from such a dubious title. Now, new candidates are emerging for State Assembly, County Legislators, and party leadership as well who are awakened to the depravity that went unchecked for far too long.
This trend did not happen of its’ own accord, nor is this tree falling from one chop of the axe. No, it is falling because of the many swings of ax-men and -women who remained faithful and undaunted at the enormity of the task. Now, many hands empowered with new-found boldness are pushing at the base and the rotten timber is all but fallen.
Look at your property tax bills and financial condition of your towns and county. Look at what is happening to the East Ramapo School District. Look at what is happening to our sewer systems and water supply. Look at what is happening to the outrageously high salaries being paid on the taxpayers dime that is abnormal to comparative positions in the private sector. Look at the conduct, lack of decorum, arrogance, and all out contempt of many in elective office and appointed office who treat the wishes of the average person in Rockland County with disdain. When you ask why this has happened the chain of evidence leads directly to the self-appointed, back door political poster boys who have demeaned our electoral process to the dismay of the voters who are rejecting their incompetent leadership.
The rank and file membership are now re-invigorating the Rockland County GOP. This is an effort embraced by all Republican party voters in Rockland County who are urging principled leadership to drive onward. These trend-setters may be described in words paraphrased from William Shakespeare: “Tho’ we be few, we be fierce.”
Let us hope that a new day has arrived in Rockland County’s politics.