Sunday, October 13, 2013
Tony Arcabascio comes out swinging
From the Daily News:
The race for the borough's top elected office has become a battle over who is more in touch with the 99%.
Front-running Democrat Melinda Katz and Republican challenger Tony Arcabascio are seizing the imagery and ideology of the Occupy Wall Street movement in hopes of winning a seat that has little to do with fixing America's ongoing imbalance between rich and poor.
The odd debate started earlier this month when Katz sent out a campaign fundraising letter saying “as long as there's a Republican running to be the next Queens Borough President, fighting to make life easier for the 1% while working families struggle, our work is not yet finished.”
That set the mild-mannered Arcabascio, whose parents were immigrants from Italy, into a fury first unleashed during a Facebook rant.
“How dare you sit in your lily white castle in Forest Hills, that you are always sure to mention, while many residents of Queens struggle not just to live and eat but to survive the corruption of people that have defied their will such as you,” he said.
I love this guy already!