Collins Should Reject Conservative, Independence Party Endorsements

28 Jul

Yesterday, reputed golf cheat and local wealthy person Chris Collins called on Mark Poloncarz to reject the endorsement of the Working Families Party because ACORN! SOSHULIZM! and because of improprieties that took place by New York City-based representatives of that party – well, to wealthy industrialists from Spaulding Lake “money donated by unions” is a synonym for “improprieties”.

By that logic, I call on Chris Collins to reject the endorsements of the Conservative Party, which is fundamentally corrupt and based not on political ideology, but on what’s in it for its members.  I also call on Chris Collins to reject the endorsement of the so-called Independence Party, which has also been mired in controversy after controversy, including Mr. Haggerty’s current unpleasantness, accusations regarding quids pro quo in Erie & Monroe Counties with Jack Davis, and myriad other, daily payoffs that the IP gets for confusing unsophisticated voters into thinking that their endorsement means that the candidate is in some way “independent” of something.

Electoral Fusion is, at its core, a jobs-generating joke. It has no political value whatsoever. The Working Families Party actually has a platform, at least.  It’s just that its platform helps working people – something Chris Collins wouldn’t know very much about.

15 Responses to “Collins Should Reject Conservative, Independence Party Endorsements”

  1. Fat Tony July 28, 2011 at 10:02 am #

    It’s clearly a non-issue but the Collins camp has done a good job making this Working Famiilies stuff a decent new story and Poloncarz’ campaign manager wasn’t overly effective in her answers. They need to get much better in a hurry.

  2. Mike In WNY July 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    I wouldn’t vote for anyone accepting the endorsement of the WFP, and that has nothing to do with ACORN.

  3. Ward July 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

    Poloncarz should also reject the endorsement of Working Families and SEIU 1199 because of their joint attack on America’s banking industry.

    In the words of SEIU board member Stephen Lerner, the campaign is designed “to disrupt and create uncertainty for capital, for how corporations operate … there are actually extraordinary things that we could do right now that would start to destabilize the folks that are in power and start to rebuild a movement.” Lerner calls upon “under water” homeowners facing foreclosure to refuse to leave their homes. “If you could double [the number of homeowners refusing to leave their homes], you would … put banks on the edge of insolvency again.”

    Does Mr. Poloncarz, who presumably does business with banks as Erie County Comptroller, approve of such attempts by his political allies to bring banks to the edge of insolvency?

    And, WFP’s involvement in this? Joining SEIU in this campaign is ACORN’s re-named New York arm, New York Communities for Change, which shares staff, board and and office space with WFP.

    How about that WFP/SEIU endorsement, Mr. Poloncarz?

  4. Rob July 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    Thanks Ward, your posts are always good for a laugh.

  5. Ward July 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    Stinging rebuttal, Rob. I’ll be moping all day.

  6. Alan Bedenko July 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    The banks patriotically ruined the country in 2008. They seek to do so again. 

  7. Rob July 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    How much work does it take to rebut, “this group is mean to banksters, disavow disavow !!11” ?

    Although at least you didn’t whip out your “R=bad” yawner, or call something “risible”, so thanks for that.

  8. Ward July 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    Glad that world economics is one long game of Rochambeau, Alan.

  9. Greta Kelly July 28, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    For the Collins camp to be trying to push this ridiculous non-story so hard says to me their internal numbers are NOT good. And since Collins hasn’t got much by way of results to tout, he’s looking for anything he thinks will sound those dog whistles for low information voters. So, out come the attacks on unions. Pretty pathetic, actually.

  10. Peter Parker July 28, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    I find it absurd that a story is made of Mark’s donations, when this is simply the game of politics. Collins is no different, and his contributions come from a powerful few who are a much greater threat to the citizens of Erie County. Bottom line, this story is not newsworthy, and its sad that anyone would give any real attention to this. (Your friendly neighborhood spider-man)

  11. wolfpack July 28, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    Conservative and Independence parties aren’t what they say they are. They go for the best deal. Working families are still liberal or Democratic.
    That is why it makes a difference.

  12. D-money July 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    Thanks king Collins for attacking working class people yet again.  Sorry we need to make more than $3 a day to provide for our families.  
    The great financial wisdom of Erie County’s head businessman suggests that we outsource County Government to China.  Which might as well be the case since he doesn’t want to use any of the County budget to help anyone other than his friends.

  13. Black Rock Lifer July 28, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    Collins is just starting, soon he will link Poloncarz to Socialism and also “palling around with terrorists”. The Republican Party has become simply lobbyists for the wealthy and no longer have any credibility as an advocate for needs of the majority of Americans.

  14. Lisa Drake July 29, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    America’s banking industry almost brought the entire world down with their practices! Watch “Inside Job”- Oscar winning best documentary. SEC lawyers all say it’s 99% accurate and fair. The only thing that kept us from worse than the Great Depression was a taxpayer bailout with money from Working Families. How ironic. Otherwise this is Collins grasping at straws- he can’t win on the real issues so he manufacturers this garbage. I can’t wait until he’s gone and we have a true leader with real vision who can really change WNY.


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