Well, saw the piece here about Councilman Mascola switching over to the Republicans to run for council in November. Seems he had a few things to say on the way out the door and so did some of his council peers as well as the 2015 Council Campaign Manager by Coup Anthony 'I Now Love Keith Hahn' Russomanno.
You know, as someone who believes the EDO is the party that made Edison Safe for Hypocrisy, it's insightful but quite disconcerting to watch and see how they turn on each other like rats on a sinking ship when the tide turns against them.
For example, here's a comment from Wayne - "The shenanigans, the back-stabbing - basically, they make the rules up as they go along," he said of certain members of his former party. "If somebody tries to do something back to them, they cry like babies. I've had enough with it. It's time."
Some more Wayne-isms - "For his part, Mascola said Anthony Russomanno, the losing candidate in the race and the establishment's choice, was at fault for the dysfunction - and partially to blame for his defection. Though he supported Keith Hahn, the eventual winner, Mascola said he saw the writing on the wall.
Continuing on - "They'll do whatever they have to to put (Russomanno) back in, and I don't want to be around for that." Mascola said. He added: "The next time Anthony tells the truth will probably be the first time."
And what did Russomanno have to say - Russomanno said Mascola's decision was 'a blow to Keith."
"He's made promises to make changes in the Democratic Party, but he's got his followers defecting to the Republicans," Russomanno said. Bet Keith Hahn appreciates that comment especially after that big Kumbaya, kissy-face meeting at EDO Campaign Headquarters.
Moving on, jumping into the fray was none other than Rob 'March on Trenton' Karabinchak. Not for nothing but the poster child for the EDO not to use 'Change You Can Believe In' as their 2015 campaign slogan. Hard to have change when the same people are still sitting there and can't believe in to boot.
But I digress, so let's move on. What did Senor Rob have to say after being 'extremely disappointed and very surprised?"
"Wayne has been a die-hard Democrat for years," Karabinchak said. "And to change parties just to run for council is, in my mind, fundamentally wrong. I just feel that he's let down all the Democrats that have supported him for years." Almost busted a gut on this one - that's the pot calling the kettle black - this guys been on more sides of the fence more times than anyone I can remember, at least in my mind.
And then there's Bob 'See No Conflict' Diehl who is just sitting here with a grin from ear to ear and forcing Rob 'March on Trenton' Karabinchak's blood pressure to go up a few points.
Robert Diehl, the current council president - a Democrat, of course - said he doesn't hold it against Mascola. Diehl noted that Democrats running against the party was not all that uncommon; some have even won that way. It's less common, however, to change party registration and go over to the Republicans. "I understand what Wayne did," said Diehl, who added that he was supporting the Democrats. "And he did do a good job on the council."
Here's the highlights:
Anyhoo, here's my take on all this silliness. If you join their little party here in the 'DemBadLands', agree to play by their rules and accept the benefits they provide you on the way up the Dem Party ladder, then you really, really can't complain and whine about each other when they decide to pull the ladder out from under you - deserving or not. You live by their dysfunctional rules when they're beneficial, You then have to die by them when they're not - without Whining!