This is hilarious. Brooklyn Councilman, Ari Kagan whose Coney Island district was eliminated in the latest gerrymandering exercise will switch parties to the Republicans so that he can attempt to steal the Bay Ridge seat of fellow Brooklyn Democrat Justin Brannan. But it gets better. Not only is Kagan a Democrat Councilman he’s also a Democrat district leader. So he’s a mover and shaker in the Democrat party but he’ll officially run as a Republican to steal this seat from a fellow Democrat.
And so far the Democrat party is only hemming and hawing about this political piracy that Kagan is attempting. They haven’t stripped him of his leadership position or condemned him for the blatant hypocrisy of his actions. Their only statement talks about taking appropriate steps and a vague warning about his leadership post being in jeopardy. In other words they’ll wait and see if he wins. So for the next year he’ll go to party meetings and everyone knows he’s running as a Republican but it’s business as usual.
You’ve really got to hand it to the Evil Party. They live up to their name in spades. And somewhere in the background is the Stupid Party allowing themselves to be used in this little bout of political blood sport. I’m sure Kagan is waving around a promise to really become a Republican and as sure as death and taxes he’ll switch back to the Dems the day after he wins the election.
“Brannan blasted Kagan’s expected move. “Frankly, I’m embarrassed for him,” he said. “This is just desperate and sad. When you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything.””
The old guard in these old cities is losing its political base and they’ll be hacking away at each other over the tiny scraps of safe space that still remain. The future belongs to AOC and a new generation of nitwits. Sucks being them.