DeFuscophobia is over.
It's been replaced by a new disorder, DeFuscomania, for which scientists at The Academy of Sore Losers say there is no known cure.
GA is no scientist, so in plain language, I've noticed a whole lot shit-stirring online about First Ward Councilman-elect Mike DeFusco. In fact, the anger toward him ("DeFuscomania") is palpable.
The Defuscomaniacs want to sow distrust in the Reform community against Mike D.; to make us feel used and betrayed for having supported him. Yes, it's true, DeFusco was once allied with the cast and crew from the Dark Side. It's also true that some in Reform have a 'wait and see' attitude toward him. That's why DeFuscomaniacs figure he is vulnerable to rumors that we got 'played' and DeFusco is really 'with' them.
And so, DeFuscomaniacs have been sowing the internet with rumors of DeFusco "meeting" and/or "having weekly lunches" with Ruben Ramos. Al Sullivan wrote:
Newly elected 4th Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos, who might be seen as the head of the anti-Zimmer faction, has supposedly met with newly elected 1st Ward Councilman Michael DeFusco to – as one source put it – “to talk about issues.”What's the truth?
Ask Mike DeFusco.
Al Sullivan didn't. GA did.
"They're trying to drive a wedge -- all made up.Why wouldn't Ramos set the record straight? Because he's on board with Russo and the DeFuscomaniacs.
I haven't seen Ruben in months, we've texted to congratulate each other but no meeting has taken place.
Saw Mike, Stick and Carmelo at league, we kept it short.
Listen, many are eager to lessen the blow to Terry by diminishing my character and win but simultaneously attempting to associate with me because they see the future and want to stay relevant. It's kind of crazy. I'm still trying to get over an election filled with lies and misinformation spread about me...when I am ready to talk to them, I will do so in a spirit of collaboration.
Outside of nonexistent meetings, you do realize that Terry and George (up until last week) were still telling people they won the machines and were looking for a way to challenge my 100% legal vote by mails. Again, it makes them feel better by attacking my hard work and I try am just trying to brush it all off."
GA supposes the DeFuscomaniacs want to isolate him, then pick him off in 4 years. Many believe that Terry Castellano had wanted to pass her Council seat on to her son in 2019,so don't expect the DeFuscomaniacs to go away.
In the meantime, it is shocking how personal and vicious the attacks against Michael D. have been. Here is Michael Russo "liking" a homophobic comment on cousin Terry's Facebook page.
If it is improper to comment about Russo's "partner," why is it okay to comment about Defusco's?
Oh yeah, and there is no evidence that Mike D. was "funded by" the Victory Fund- or as the commenter put it "got his back scratched... and will owe allegiances in return." DeFusco received their endorsement, like hundreds of other proud LGTB Americans running for political office.
This kind of politics is why the Dark Side is doomed for extinction.
In the meantime, while Castellano sits on her butt plotting against DeFusco, DeFusco is helping his future constituents find fresh water and is keeping them informed through the water-crisis in Hoboken.
DeFusco has posted 7 informational updates on Facebook since Sunday morning, including:
Wow, on the job already weeks before his swearing in.
Oh yeah, all of the Reform Councilpersons have been updating their constituents via Facebook or email on the City's water crisis, while...
There is NOTHING posted on Ruben Ramos' nor Michael Russo's Facebook pages to help 4th and 3rd Ward constituents through Hoboken's water emergency. ZERO.
They are too busy playing politics to do their JOB.