With InsiderNJ.com and other sources reporting that Bergen County Republican Chairman Paul DiGaetano will be stepping down soon "for the good of the party" an interesting battle for the soul of the once powerful and respected Bergen County Republican Organization (BCRO) is taking place. The frontrunner to succeed DiGaetano is his loyalist Jack Zisa -- the notorious one-time mayor of Hackensack who blotted his copybook by endorsing corrupt liberal Democrat Bob Torricelli over his Republican opponent.
Zisa's brother is a former Democrat Assemblyman and crony of leftist Senator Loretta Weinberg, the darling of the Anti-Second Amendment, Pro-Abortion, Pro-Sanctuary State, Pro-Tax Increase, and Pro-Slavery Democrat establishment. In December, Democrat Weinberg blocked passage of the Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Prevention Act. Because of this, the safeguards that could have been there to protect children from being lured into the sex trade and slavery will not be there this year. Maybe next year?
Another Zisa family member runs All County Media, a political consulting & public relations firm that represents the South Hackensack Democrats and holds lucrative contracts throughout New Jersey with such Democrat-machine controlled entities as the Hoboken Housing Authority, Camden Housing Authority, and Secaucus Housing Authority.
All County Media is the consultant to John McCann's campaign for Congress and its principal serves as his campaign manager. Many see McCann as a Democrat straw man. The Bergen Record has identified McCann as the "right hand man" to Democrat Sheriff Michael Saudino. It was Saudino's feud with the Republican County Executive that undermined and ultimately lost Republicans control of Bergen County. The coup de grace came when Saudino, a one-time Republican, joined Hillary Clinton and Josh Gottheimer on a ticket that crushed Republicans in Bergen County. McCann remained Saudino's consigliore through all of this and ran for Congress (as a Republican) with Saudino's blessing and while still being paid by him.
John McCann is just one of the phony Republican straw candidates managed by All County Media. Another is Dana Wefer, a former Bernie Sanders Democrat who is now running in the Republican primary for the United States Senate, where she can bash the Republican frontrunner to the benefit of corrupt Democrat Senator Bob Menendez. Wefer runs the Hoboken Housing Authority. Yes, the same one listed as a client on All County Media's website. Small world.
Incumbent Republican Leonard Lance is also facing a Leftist Democrat turned Republican in his bid for re-election. And before he dropped out of the race, so was incumbent Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen. The Left has even found a candidate to run in the GOP primary against incumbent Republican Tom MacArthur. This appears to be a common strategy this year: Damage Republican prospects for November by playing in the Republican primary in June.
But in Bergen, the Democrats appear to want it all. They want to permanently place the BCRO under their governance. And John McCann and Jack Zisa are the way it can happen.
Will the Republicans in Bergen County fall for it? Will they swallow the plug of shit being served up by Paulie DiGaetano, in the form of a compromised congressional candidate and a "replacement" for Chairman who is, incredibly, far worse than Whitman-era sellout DiGaetano himself?