In the battle to save WNY from big government, the local GOP has been on the sidelines or actually on the opposing side most of the time.
GOP Chair Nick Langworthy did everything he could to divide and conquer the tea party movement and drive out tea party elements from the Paladino campaign. He has otherwise been a disastrous GOP Chair as I have detailed here often.
His latest atrocity is opposition to basically the only small government figure in the party, David DiPietro. Langworthy is doing a reprise of his now famous rich guy/gal strategy in an effort stop DiPietro from winning an Assembly seat that is tailor made for him. He is supporting a non-Republican, Dan Humiston for the job.
The rich guy/gal strategy gave us Chris Lee, Chris Collins and Jane Corwin. Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dan is a decent guy personally but he ran a lackluster campaign against Brian Higgins a few years back and has been AWOL in the tax revolt. Haven’t seen him at a single event. On the other hand, Dave has been a leader, has been in the trenches, has spent his own money for the cause, and for Pete’s sake, was the first ever Tea Party candidate in New York State history.
Langworthy could care less about philosophy, about saving WNY or really any other good or decent thing. He is a ruthless, power-hungry pragmatist. He did all he could to save Brian Higgins from having a real challenger last time. Yes, true!!!!
The Erie GOP will remain a joke so long as he is chair.
Now, apparently because Humiston has been a fundraiser for the party’s big government candidates, Langworthy will deliver to him a “Wilson-Pakula”, permission to run in the Republican primary against Dave and two other Republicans.
Folks, I know you are burned out. I know the tax revolt has gotten its brains beaten out by the bad guys. I know there is almost nothing good going on in WNY politics these days. I am as disgusted as you are.
But one good thing you can do is support Dave DiPietro for State Assembly. He will drive Shelly Silver freaking crazy in Albany.
Stay tuned to this page for how you can help.
Petitions go out this week.
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