Thursday, March 30, 2017

"War" over Hoboken?


Hey, what's that in LD32 Senator Sacco's shopping bag?

It looks like Mike DeFusco!

Why is Sacco shopping in Hoboken?   There are plenty of great supermarkets in North Bergen.

In fact, the reason why LD33's Senator Brian Stack endorsed Hoboken's ACME, was to remind Sacco to leave the Mile Square's fresh fruit, vegetables and elections alone.

In the meantime, sources tell GA that Sacco claims he wasn't shopping in Hoboken, but "it was Joey."  Is there a difference? 

Anyway, GA wonders if the gentleman's agreement to stay out of Hoboken's election is being respected or just lip service.

That is because of comments Mike DeFusco made to Hudson County View's John Heinis on Monday.  DeFusco appeared to acknowledge the conflict between Sacco and Stack, while brushing off Stack's influence over Hoboken:
“And although I have a great deal of respect for Senator Stack, he’s looking out for Union City right now."
Senator Stack is Hoboken's representative in the NJ Legislature, so in fact he doesn't just "look out for Union City."  He looks out for Hoboken, too.

No doubt, DeFusco dissed Stack.  But why?

Dissing Stack is not a politically savvy move unless you either (1) have an equal power behind you (like Sacco),  (2)  are sending a message to.... Sacco or (3) you're a jackass.

DeFusco is not a jackass.   He knows that Joey Muniz is a "fierce DeFusco backer".  He will need substantial resources to counter an opponent like Zimmer.

Who has such resources at his fingertips?  Let me see....

GA asked a Hoboken political insider for an opinion about DeFusco's "[Stack's] looking out for Union City"  comment.

S/he said:
Sour grapes. Stop whining. Why was Zimmer so great in 2015? He sought Fulop's endorsement at his fundraiser... failed. He got Joey Muniz endorsement... backfired.   
Then I asked the "insider" if s/he thought DeFusco's Stack brush-off was a "wink at Sacco."
Yes, no doubt.  He's doubling down with Sacco/Muniz... DF is the one who went outside of Hoboken first with Fulop then with Sacco/Muniz. He's aligned with North Bergen...  I'll take Stack over Muniz anyday.  Stack represents Hoboken in Legislature. His endorsement is politically and governmentally significant. 
Folks, that was an opinion.

The fact is that Stack has legitimate interests in Hoboken, which is part of his district.  

Clearly, an LD32 intrusion into an LD33 election will shatter the peace between the respective district leaders, Sacco and Stack, and blaming Joey will not suffice. 


19 comments:

  1. Yeah - disagree with you hear. Mike is a jackass.

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  2. Lot of county people pissed at Joey.. created a big drama in LD31, tried replace Cunningham. senator Cunningham, Bayonne mayor Davis aND Stack all against him now.

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  3. Say what you will, there are a lot of educated, accomplished people in Hoboken. Joey has offered a clear alternative.

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  4. Wait a minute...now Mike's dissing Stack? WTF? This guy, who has been on the council a little more than one year, has had so much smoke blown up his ass and his head is now so big that he actually thinks he's playing in the Stack/Sacco league??

    Newsflash: he's not.

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    1. That smoke must be something other than tobacco...

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  5. Zimmer trashed Stack many times over the years. Now you sing his praises? You reformers are political whores. Fucking hilarious!

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    1. 1:12- Sour grapes make whine. Zimmer has never "trashed" Stack. "Trashing" Stack would only hurt Hoboken, something the mayor would never do. In fact, Zimmer and Stack worked effectively together in finding Annette Chaparro to run for Assembly- an excellent choice for Hoboken.

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    2. and.. that's your knowledge of wine? .. you know those are different types of grapes right?
      and Annette is great because she is Annette.. not because of Zimmer, otherwise she would be a mess too

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  6. Acknowledging that the big dog is a big dog is not "singing praises." There isn't a jot of praise in this brief article. Try reading it again.

    Also, like you, whores get paid. Bloggers don't, at least no here. That's the second of the two large errors in your three sentences and an expletive.

    As I said - and you've illustrated - you're bringing Hoboken an alternative to its educated and accomplished milieu. I suspect you're dumb enough to think it's a welcomed alternative, much the way you are dumb enough to think these little ejaculations help rather than undermine your client.

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    1. But we all thought you were paid by Zimmer.. if not, you should ..

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  7. To paraphrase Warner Wolf "If you had 'Donald Trump will be president at least 70 days before a senior administration official requests immunity from prosecution' - you lost."

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    1. spicey is always bitching about unnamed sources. meanwhile the white house is the unnamed source for the secret information that nunes turned around and play-acted at revealing to the president (as if he had never seen it before) and then went on to discuss with the media ---- but never shared with his own committee. you can not make this stuff up.

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  8. Pathological WeaselApril 2, 2017 at 7:33 AM

    More cynical faux-sincere game-playing from Joey's kid.

    The evening was great,” said DeFusco. “Though I’m disappointed the mayor didn’t attend.”

    According to Juan Melli, spokesman for the city of Hoboken, Mayor Dawn Zimmer was not invited.


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    1. I used to kind of like Mike. Then I thought he became a weasel. Now I just think he's a jerk.

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    2. I didn't see a single woman in his pictures. only men. maybe that's why he didn't invite the mayor.

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    3. Wow... you're going to start stereotyping that gay men hate women now too?
      The L stands for ?

      This obsession with Mikes sex will come back to hurt zimmer

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    4. 2:42- looks like Mike is obsessed with Mike's sex. Nobody else cares.

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    5. 2:42, you definitely have the record for turning an observation into a sweeping negative generality.

      YOU'RE going "to start stereotyping that gay men hate women." No one else came close to that.

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