Monday, March 25, 2013

Fractured NorCo GOP To Pick New Vice Chair

On Thursdays, after everyone has left the courthouse and night skies descend upon Easton, little mice and the occasional big rat come out to play. I'm referring, of course to Northampton County Council and other government officials, who happily carve up and gulp down the wheels of cheese left behind by taxpayers. Traps left by the local press and public have been completely ineffective. This Thursday, another kind of rodent will infest the County Courthouse - NorCo Republicans. Almost as evil as Democrats, they intend to use Courtroom #1 to pick out a new Vice Chairman.

Chairman Robert Kerr is running a just-turned 18 year-old Freedom High School Senior against Craig DeFranco, a party stalwart. But Kerr wants people he can control. He's already eliminated the worker bees, people like Dottie Niklos and Mary Barket. They've even been anonymously derided, on this blog, by a Robert Kerr toadie.
These people that you refer to as worker bees are the biggest bunch of belligerent, self serving trouble makers that NorCo has been cursed with. One is drunk at meetings, the other abuses her husband and these people hate robert kerr because he got them a new office.
Niklos and Barket are trying to figure out which one is the drunk and which one the husband-beater. I asked them, and they beat me up.

Kerr has also fired long-time Solicitor Brian Monahan, who never charged the party a dime. Kerr has also moved the offices out of Nazareth, and now, he's installing his own leadership.

Teg Hughes, who has been the party's Slate Belt backbone, has been fired as their area Chair because he's unable to meet with the clique when his work schedule conflicts. Never mind that nobody does more than he when it comes to distributing yard signs and working for candidates.

At a Saturday breakfast meeting with some of his power elite, Kerr is also focused on how to get rid of Ron Angle and Lee Snover, who sit on the party's Executive Committee. They could probably get away with dumping Angle. But Snover is an elected State committeeperson, and under their by-laws, has an automatic seat on their board.

The reason he wants to remove Angle and Snover is they ask questions. "He wants full control," I've been told by a Committeeperson at this little breakfast. "If you are not on his side, you are the enemy and must be dealt with severely."

While focusing all his energy on dumping Angle and Snover, he is actually encouraging Tricia Mezzacappa to run. An Easton police report* clearly describes her as a racist who would not hesitate to use her official position to retaliate against those who do not do her bidding, as she did to a police officer who refused to follow her directions.

One person who is apparently outraged and concerned about the direction of the party is County Council member Peg Ferraro. She's up for re-election this year, and could lose to Mezzacappa. Worse yet, she could be stuck on the ballot with her. That would make her a sitting duck for an inevitable Democratic onslaught that will tie Mezzacappa to every Republican seeking office.

Dem party boss Walt Garvin, who does pretty much the same thing as Kerr in his own party, has to be thrilled at this complete disintegration.

Since this meeting will take place in the people's building, I have a right to be there and will attend.

I've asked Robert Kerr and Treasurer Tony Simao to respond to the accusations that they have essentially become control freaks.

* That Easton police report might be the most-read police report in Easton's history. According to Scribd, it's had 10,200 views in its embedded form, along with 589 separate reads.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Robert Kerr sounds just like Ron Angle, no wonder they clash.

Anonymous said...

Ron Angle and his fellow hater Lee Snover are cancers to the republican party.

A party divided will not stand.

We cannot survive with these two trying to drown the masses. Their hatred of others is without cause and has no productive outcome.

Angle will be tossed, just like he was tossed out of office. Lee Snover needs a psychologist

Anonymous said...

Bernie,

I will not defend Kerr, he is a tyrant. However, for Peggy to say she is outraged is laughable. She was no different in the way she operated as Chair except for she did it with a smile. Another difference is that Kerr has no problem telling you he does not like you and that he wants you gone. Peggy would say face to face how much she loved you and then work behind the scenes to stab you in the back and get rid of you USING OTHER PEOPLE (like Niklos and Barket) to do her dirty work.

Kerr is a joke. but that Peggy is outraged by that is an even bigger joke.

Anonymous said...

IF county politics is this sick..what in the world is really happening at the state and federal levels? No wonder decent people shy away and want no part of this type of crap. A real eye opener and none of the local rags care to dig into it. Why? Because they have been bought and sold?

Anonymous said...

Just a truck load of ego maniacs speeding down the road toward oblivion.

Anonymous said...

IF this is democracy..give me anarchy!

Anonymous said...

It is the Grand Old Party having a Gay Old Time

Chinese Buffet said...

Chairman Robert Kerr is running a just-turned 18 year-old Freedom High School Senior ... he calls for a teenager that's never voted to service him and Peg Ferraro, Lee Snover and Ron Angle are the problem?

Anonymous said...

Derr said "If you are not on his side, you are the enemy and must be dealt with severely." Derr also said out loud at the last meeting he had an enemy list of 15 people on the executive committee to get rid of, so there are plenty more after Angle and Snover.

Anonymous said...

Absolute power corrupts absolutely..

Anonymous said...

Noone speaks out against "Derr-fuhrer"

Anonymous said...

Ron Angle is also a duely elected State Committee person and cannot be removed.

Kerr wants them all gone.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I didn't know Ron was state committee, too. Then he can't be removed either.

Anonymous said...

First, Angle with his Jew bashing. Then, Mezzacappa with her n-----bashing. This really IS your father's GOP!

Anonymous said...

They better get a BILL for using the county council chambers. Bernie can you look into the charges that they are paying to use our courthouse for this partisan event?

Anonymous said...

Angle got nailed by both the local NAACP and the anti-defamation league. A proud day for the GOP.

Anonymous said...

Stop kicking the dog! He's out of county politics. The people spoke..ancient history. We get it..you don't like him..ok.

Tricia Mezzacappa said...

Your rage toward Kerr and Simao is not going to change the fact that you are a radioactive nut show in a theater with no audience.

Your undercurrent rage aimed at these two people is merely a rage in tandem for the 2 year old rejection that I leveled at you, nuclear style, last summer, which you fully deserved.


You are foaming at the mouth and rolling on the floor because , unlike your miniscule fan club of fellow sadists, the majority of the GOP prefers to make their own choices, and not follow suit to the demands of Ron Angle.

Your narcissist tendency to destroy and alienate me from the world has long since failed. Get a grip. People see you for exactly what you are.

Anonymous said...

CUCKOO!

Anonymous said...

T..your expiration date has come and gone..it's starting to stink and rot.

zoid said...

No the majority R base does not support this lunacy in power. They have taken the party to new lows and will continue that downward spiral. Whatever happened to our "conservative" republican party now run by a bunch of fags!!

Anonymous said...

Did I miss something? Are Angle and Snover double secret probation?

Anonymous said...

TM learned a new word today narcissus. (self-love, excessive interest in or admiration for oneself). Kinda describes her.

Anonymous said...

How is Tricia any worse than Ferraro? Neither can be trusted.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Peg cannot be trusted when it comes to politics and I will never vote for her until she apologizes to Ron Angle for having stabbed him in the back. But on a personal level, Peg canbe trusted and you will never find a better person than her. When my Dad was dying, Peg came every day to help my mother. She is a very good woman, and the attempt to equate her to Mezzacappa is pure nonsense.

Bernie O'Hare said...

3:14, it's triple secret probation.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Zoid, i don't get the hostility towards the gay culture, dude. Come on! I'm gay every other week, you know. That way I can be rejected by females and males.

Seriously, I thought we were past this fear of gay people.

My concern is that a certain few are attempting to exert total control, and are damaging your party at a time when it needs all the help it can get.

Bernie O'Hare said...

10:13, what Ron said so many years ago, during the course of a radio show, was totally wrong and insensitive. he paid a heavy price for it, too. He was tossed off every committee, asked to resign, condemned by the black and Jewish community and lost a great deal of support. He apologized for his insensitivity almost immediately, but some won't accept it and he has to live with that. He is my friend and I have never ever heard him condemn a person who is Jewish or black. hphe has in fact supported and done business with many in both of those categories.

I am not making excuses for him. But what he said pales in comparison to what an Easton police officer learned that Mezzacappa was saying, and what he noticed himself.

Anonymous said...

You said service robert..now that's funny

Anonymous said...

We can only hope we can receive a holy Thursday blessing from an opening tricia mezzacappa prayer!