What Does The Brooklyn Election Mean?


 Strange Bedfellows: Bobby T and Booster ‘Crazy Eddie” Koch


 Politics Make Strange Bedfellows!

The Republican victory in the 9th Congressional District, which straddles Brooklyn and Queens, is an unmitigated disaster!  This CD has never sent a Republican to Congress since it’s establishment nearly a century ago, and the previous Congressman, Anthony Weiner, was one of the most effective advocates for the cherished ideals of the progressive liberal/left.

The loss of Anthony Wiener in the House of Representatives is the real catastrophe, not, as many verbose but simple minded pundits are crowing this morning, that the victory of Republican businessman Bob Turner over Democratic State Assemblyman David Weprin signals a retreat of the democratic base from President Obama.  This is a unique district; issues such as gay marriage and especially support for Israel, which rouse the passions of voters here, will not resonate among the wider electorate. 

“The results of this election are not reflective of what will happen in November 2012 when Democratic challengers run against Republican incumbents who voted to end Medicare and cut Social Security while protecting tax loopholes for big corporations and the ultra-wealthy,” argues Congressman Steve Israel, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  This view is supported by the observations of David Harris, CEO of the National Jewish Democratic Council, who argues that many people who voted for Turner were expressing their disdain for the sexual antics of former Congressman Wiener, the Brooklyn Flasher. 

Like Congressman Israel, Harris argues that this election is a fluke and economic issues will decide the 2012 election.  “In the end,” he says “in this difficult economy, Americans — including in New York’s Ninth District — are hurting. In this atypical district, they’ve reacted atypically.”  To accentuate his point that the issues which swayed this election has little meaning in a general election, Harris cites a recent poll conducted by the Siena Research Institute showing that only 7% of the electorate says that a candidate’s position on Israel would determine their vote. 

Yet to Zionist Zealots like State Assemblyman Doug Hakin and former Mayor “Crazy Eddie” Koch, both long time Democrats, it was enough for them to abandon the Democratic Party and form an alliance with Republican ethnics Rudy Giuliani and Congressman Peter King, just as many orthodox Rabbis and neo-con Jewish intellectuals have formed alliances with Christian Zionist preachers who believe Jews will burn in hell if they do not repudiate Judaism and embrace Jesus Christ as the Messiah before the Rapture. Politics does indeed make strange bedfellows!

The lesson for the progressive liberal/left is that we should never decide whether to support a candidate for political office based on non-political issues like sexual peccadillos – especially since there was no actual sex involved here, Weiner’s sin was flashing his weenie in cyberspace.  For that we kicked a champion of the people to the curb and got a Republican businessman who is certain to commit far worse sins in the public arena than Weiner ever committed in his private life. 

When Turner gets through screwing the public he won’t have the time or energy to screw around on his wife.   Yet we will all be the worse for it. Hence joining the Republican cry to drive Congressman Weiner from office is the very definition of dangerous self-destructive folly! 

To add insult to injury, the outrage over Congressman Weiner’s virtual sex greatly exceeded that of a Republican Senator who has admitted to having Real Sex with DC hookers in violation of the law.  But he is still a sitting Senator!  Finally there is the absurdity of it all.  This is the clear message of the newly published book “One Nation Under Sex,” co-written by Hustler Magazine publisher and free speech advocate Larry Flint, with award winning Presidential historian and Columbia University Professor Dr. David Eisenbach. 

Speaking of the importance of this text, which closely examines the sexual behavior of our Presidents and First Ladies, Rutgers University Presidential Historian Dr. David Greenberg offered the following observation:

“Americans often like to think that extra-marital sex – or even a strong libido – is somehow a sign of poor character in our presidents.  One Nation Under Sex explodes that Myth.  From Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson onward, our most respected leaders have always engaged in bedroom behavior that would outrage the cultural commisars – at no harm to the republic.”

While we all know about Thomas Jefferson siring seven children by his slave concubine Sally Hemmings, and they remained the property of his white family like his farm animals.  And Dap Sugar Willie Clinton got impeached for getting his knob polished in the Oval Office, and the word has long been out that both Bobby and Jack Kennedy were banging blond bombshell Marylyn Monroe, plus Jack smoked pot during Ménage a trios in the White House when Jackie and the kids were away; it comes as news to my ears that President James Buchanan and Senator William King had a 31 year homosexual affair, or that the August Eleanor Roosevelt may have liked pussy better than dick!!!  Compared to these raunchy romps, Anthony Weiner flashing his weenie on twitter is really much ado about nothing!

Sugar Willie and Monica Superhead!

 Who knew she was polishing his knob in the Oval Office?        




Playthell Benjamin

Harlem, New York

September 2011

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