I heard you are angry with the grassroots/tea party taxpayers and I over our comments about your alleged criminal and otherwise pathetic behavior as a Senator. Tom, we don’t care. In the best interest of everybody you need to resign or have an epiphany.
The Republican Party rank and file are the grassroots/tea party taxpayers. The RINOS and special interests, who you have been kissing up to, mean nothing at election time. This was illustrated in my 2010 Republican primary for NYS Governor and in Wendy Long’s 2012 Republican primary for US Senator.
The good old boys are still in denial. The Albany establishment is on its way out. In a few years it will be gone. Cuomo, Silver and Skelos last month told the taxpayers that everything was done in the last session and there is nothing else to do. Come on! The taxpayers don’t believe that nonsense. They have lost trust in the State government. The status quo is not acceptable.
Your base is grassroots/tea party and without them your career as an elected official will end this year. We will keep reminding your base that you are an incorrigible, arrogant, greedy and deceitful person comfortably in bed with the unions and other special interests.
Republican succession was preferred but the argument that we may lose the Republican majority in the Senate doesn’t hold water anymore. The Republican Senate in the last session with Skelos, Maziarz and you at the helm, was no different than the Democrat Senate in the prior session. There was no opposition to the Cuomo/Silver progressive movement.
The pension reform and union contract deals were toothless sellouts to the unions, who play-acted for a week afterward that they were so outraged with Andrew Cuomo who, in fact, was complicit with them in fixing the deals with watered down terms to their liking. The press played along and Cuomo was marketed as the victor for doing nothing. The uninformed public screamed with joy while you, Dean and George did not say a word about the chicanery. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Did you happen to notice that no Republican issues were bargained for in the budget or other legislation? The phony budget deficit illusion was used again and not one republican disclosed the deceitful practice to the taxpayers. The collusion with lobbyists to preserve incumbency and line campaign accounts didn’t change. Marcellus Shale drilling permits were not issued. Medicaid, Wicks Law, Taylor Law, Tort, Malpractice and Workers Comp reforms were not even debated. Referendum and recall weren’t even considered, etc., etc., etc. You did nothing for your constituents but you certainly took care of yourself and your friends and family club. Recently you met Jim Blake. You told him you were mad at his opponent Jim Seward and that you and he should talk because you no longer consider Seward a colleague and that if Blake won the election you would consider him a colleague. At the same time, as Executive Director of the NYS Senate Republican Campaign Committee, you instructed your pawn Douglas Breakell, Director of Legislative Services, (doing
political work on taxpayer time) to object to Blake’s petitions. He foolishly listed himself as the objector’s contact person. Tommy boy, you are such a little conniving sneak. Do you now intend to withdraw your objections to Blake’s petitions? Are you now going to endorse and donate $50,000 to Blake’s campaign? So why are you angry? You are the one who set up Endicott to be bilked out of $110 million by EIT and Huron. Your sudden recognition that the food stamp program is crooked is too little too late. You’ve known about that and a lot more for years and the only reason you raise it now is because its election time again. Tom, I spoke the truth about your actions in my attached memo, as I do now. You’re a grown man. You should acknowledge and apologize for your bad actions. That’s what men do. They don’t cry and whine. They atone and ask for forgiveness. You should be furious with yourself for being stupid enough to break the public trust. Did you think you could just hide from it and not be held accountable by your constituents?
I’m sure when you first went to Albany you had good intentions. Nevertheless, over time you were infected by greed and power and the corrupt Albany establishment provided you with what you perceived as the perfect protected environment to dance the Albany 2 step. If the brainpower and time wasted on theatrics, illusion and game-playing were invested in real responsible government, New York would still be a great place to live and raise a family. Our grassroots people are dedicated to the “Turn Albany Upside-Down” effort. We have candidates for the New York State legislature pledged to the basic principals of the effort. If you don’t want us in opposition you must tell the grassroots/tea party taxpayers in writing that you have
had an epiphany, ask them to forgive your past transgressions and promise that you will advocate for and defend Conservative Republican interests, lead an opposition to the Cuomo/Silver progressive government and pledge to:
1. Vote against and encourage others to vote against the re-appointment of Dean Skelos as majority leader of the Senate. Dean has clearly illustrated his incompetency as a negotiator and inability to effectively lead the opposition. He is oblivious to the conservative/republican agenda because he is all about greed and power. He doesn’t want tort, malpractice and workers comp reform because, like Sheldon Silver, he belongs to a personal injury law firm from which he takes a lot of money. Dean’s removal from power will be a clear signal to the establishment boys that business as usual in Albany is no longer in vogue and will tell other members of the caucus, especially those in upstate, that they are vulnerable to the will of their constituents if they fail to provide actual opposition to the liberal progressive Cuomo/Silver cabal.
2. Endorse our slate of Republican primary candidates for the Senate, Assembly and US Senate and House of Representatives and withdraw any prior endorsements of their opponents.