The battle to represent the 5th congressional district has turned into a real shit show since candidate John McCann lost the favored ballot position in Bergen County and then followed up that bad news with the announcement that his campaign was in deep in debt. For his latest attack on opponent Steve Lonegan, McCann dug up a twelve years old allegation by a Democrat candidate for Mayor in Lonegan's hometown of Bogota. The Democrat is an avowed supporter of President Barack Obama and, like McCann, has campaigned against the Trump tax cuts.
The Democrat claims Lonegan called him a bad word in a heated exchange more than a decade ago. This has led the McCann campaign to label Lonegan as the "Roy Moore of New Jersey" -- a reference to Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore. But apparently someone on the McCann campaign didn't think this through because McCann's big fundraiser was built around a guest speaker who was one of Moore's main allies, a guy named Sebastian Gorka. Take a look at the video below and note the fellow with the beard standing directly behind Moore:
McCann's attacks are taking place while his former boss and department -- the Democrat Sheriff of Bergen County -- are being sued for laying-off and allegedly harassing police officers. McCann was named by the Bergen Record as the Sheriff's "right hand man" and McCann openly takes credit for getting rid of the police. We will let NJTV tell the rest of the story:
Andrew Kara was one of the dozens of Bergen County cops who lost their jobs followed the merger of the sheriff’s and county police forces that congressional candidate John McCann takes credit for making happen.
“Andrew was called a fag, a queer, a freak and a homo,” said Kara’s attorney, Matthew Peluso.
The abuse went on for years and, according to a suit, the County Executive Jim Tedesco, County Sheriff Michael Saudino and the county prosecutor, now state attorney general, Gurbir Grewal, ignored his complaints.
“Andrew reported this conduct up the chain of command and nothing ever happened,” Peluso said.
During this period, candidate John McCann was the lawyer for the Sheriff's office and the "right hand man" to Sheriff Saudino, according to the Bergen Record.
Peluso says the lawsuit is "about standing up for a gay officer who has been treated cruelly by his supposed colleagues and the county’s leadership structure."
The suit has 21 plaintiffs who allege a variety of harassment. It calls for reinstatement of the officers, including Kara, back pay, as well as punitive damages for pain and suffering.
Bergen County Republican Organization (BCRO) Chairman Paulie "the hand" DiGaetano has written to all the other GOP county chairs of the 5th congressional district, threatening them and telling them to demand that any GOP candidate connected with bigotry be required to stand down. Does this mean that DiGaetano intends to deliver the 5th District meekly into the hands of Democrat Josh Gottheimer?
We certainly hope not.
Is DiGaetano -- the doyen of the brylcreem set -- forgetting the kind of pissbag Josh Gottheimer is? Doesn't he know the record of Josh "the breath monster" Gottheimer? Well thank goodness someone does and she has his number. Her name is Rachel Maddow, perhaps you've heard of her?
Before getting elected to Congress in 2016, Josh Gottheimer followed his buddy Mark Penn, the Clintons' polling guy, to take over an international public relations/lobbying corporation called Burson-Marsteller. These people are real turds.
Hey, don't take our word for it. Here's what MSNBC's Rachel Maddow had to say about the firm where Josh Gottheimer held the number two position as International Vice President (his buddy Mark Penn was International President):
Yep, Josh Gottheimer and his pal Mark Penn ran the "PR Firm from Hell"! So now we know what kind of shithouse Paulie is shilling for.