The Russian Connection Was a High Tech Hack Job; the Yonkers Connection Is a No Tech Inside Job
The Russian Connection Hezitorial
CORRECTION APPENDED TO THIS ARTICLE IS IN BOLD LETTERS HEREIN.
YONKERS, NY — March 12, 2019 — Domination led to submission and now exacts total control and outcome within the political landscape. Outcome was decided before closed meetings were held illegally, before even one vote was cast for the pre-ordained office holder to be. Some have thought themselves among the political “friends and family network” to only now realize they have lost favor despite decades of service and loyalty to the power brokers they served. The debauchery began under the likes of former Mayors John Spencer and Phil Amicone, each ratcheting their capacity to control behind opaque plots and ploys. Those loyal to the power brokers gained no-bid contracts, jobs for which they have and continue to be inept in serving the public interest, but adept at taking advantage of a citizenry unaware of what transpired behind closed doors. Yet every now and then a door is left inadvertently ajar, and the likes of the Yonkers Tribune recognize the skullduggery for what it is, unbridled control of people, money, power, and outcome. Little is ever above board. And so again, the door was left ajar.
The Yonkers Democratic City Committee held a closed convention at which district leaders voted for those they were told to cast their vote. Dennis Robertson got the nod. He served on the Yonkers IDA, twice as Yonkers City Councilman to District 3, won a $250,000 no bid contract, and much more. The Republican turned Democrat is an adept chameleon proficient at lying while looking straight into your eyes. So far no one was the wiser. Then it was learned that this past weekend the Yonkers City Republican Committee cross endorsed Dennis Robertson in an illegally conducted closed convention, evidently following the example set by the Democrats. The Republicans were in such fear that anyone would find out, they did not even issue a press release defining for whom votes were cast and who was the designee for election or re-election to office.
After the Yonkers Tribune revealed the checkered connivances Robertson engaged, reality eventually set in. The article, entitled “Dennis Robertson: Poster Child of the Failed ‘Family and Friends Network’ Returns Seeking Elected Office Once Again By HEZI ARIS (https://www.yonkerstribune.com/2019/02/dennis-robertson-poster-child-of-the-failed-family-and-friends-network-returns-seeking-elected-office-once-again-hezi-aris] yet is only accessible by subscribers. Then on February 28th the Yonkers Tribune posted a palm card that was released by a candidate for Yonkers City Council District 3 that did not inform the recipient who sent or paid for the palm card. The palm card mailer released had lifted most of what the Yonkers Tribune wrote as an admonition to not ascribe their name to any petition drive underway unless they were familiar with the candidates vying for their signature. That notice, does not require a subscription to access. It was entitled “STOP! Please Read BEFORE Signing a Democratic Designating Petition for City Council” (https://www.yonkerstribune.com/2019/02/stop-please-read-before-signing-a-democratic-designating-petition-for-city-council).
Interestingly, Republican Dennis Robertson, who changed party affiliation and now claims to be a Democrat, has also been endorsed by the Conservative Party for his stand against Choice.
As Yonkers Tribune’s Editor-at-Large, I respect people whether Democrat, Republican, Conservative, or Independence Party member. There is however a dishonesty regarding Mr. Robertson’s political posture. Is he a Democrat, a Republican, Conservative or Independence adherent? Considering he is all over the map, is he true to the dogma of one party over the other? What are his leanings? Perhaps money and only money is his leaning because he believes he is deserving despite giving nothing to Yonkers. He is a taker and will never change.
The politics is however the beard. Robertson has long known that incumbent Majority Leader Michael Sabatino would not exert any effort to seek re-election. Sabatino has scored a job working for Yonkers City Hall. Or is Yonkers City Hall the gravy train for Mr. Sabatino’s yet unannounced employment by Mayor Mike Spano. Mr. Sabatino’s husband Robert Voorheis moved from a $35,000 per annum salary working for then Assemblymember Shelley Mayer before getting a $70,000 offer to which Sabatino demanded $80,000 per annum. He got it! So much will Sabatino get?
With Sabatino already out the door, Mr. Robertson believes as a Democrat he will win In District 3. Yet by accepting cross endorsement from the Republicans, one must wonder if Robertson recognizes he is vulnerable in gaining a sufficient number of votes in the November Elections as a Democrat and for that reason sought cross endorsement. As long as Robertson is against Choice he has garnered the Conservative endorsement, albeit quietly. So Robertson is the Democratic designee, who is now also cross-endorsed by the Republicans, under the radar endorsed by the Conservatives, and the Independence line May also come into play.
Justin Tubiolo, Yonkers City Republican Chair, is Westchester County Legislator David Tubiolo’s father. Justin Tubiolo gave Robertson the Republican endorsement in order to seal a non- aggression pact to protect his son who would otherwise have had to face a Democratic challenger. David Tubiolo is now safe.
CORRECTION: Dated March 13, 2019.
The Conservative Party line is controlled by Westchester County Chairman Hugh Fox, Jr. The Yonkers Tribune INCORRECTLY attributed a leadership role to Vincent Spano who has advised he is neither a Conservative Party Ward Leader nor a District Leader.
The trifecta so to speak: Yonkers City Democratic Committee Chair Thomas Meier, is also Yonkers Department of Public Works Commissioner, in other words, he works for Mayor Spano and will do what he is told.
So line the ducks in a row… Tommy Meier, the Dem, Justin Tubiolo, the GOPer, and Vincent Spano, the Conservative … the Trifecta. Robertson is scared to death and is vulnerable. Even so, Mayor Spano wants what he wants. Does Mayor Spano not recognize that Robertson will drag him down, and even potentially undermine the mayor’s capacity to win a third term?
But there is more, Former New York State Senator Nick Spano was the lobbyist for Empire City Casino, but MGM Resorts International will not employ the Hon. Nick Spano because their corporate statement forbids they employ a felon. With Nick Spano gone and Dennis Robertson’s cleaning contract expired and will not be renewed, Mayor Spano deems it appropriate to bail out Dennis “The Menace” Robertson. Why is beyond me, then again, it is the taxpayer who is footing the bill. Why should Yonkers City Hall flinch? So Robertson expects to win a third non-consecutive term as Yonkers City Councilman. The elected office should he win the election is valued over $100,000, includes Medical, a city car, reduced gasoline, and has the potential of running a total of three terms of four years each should these games continue until its time for Robertson to retire, 12 years from now.
The beauty of this all and there is much more to tell, is this all of it takes place under the radar screen before those ignorant of how government really functions in the City of Yonkers, and never verbalized by those hoping to win favor from an administration in a very strong position to win election to office for a third term.
While the games were at play, it seems every Tom, Dick, and Mary, Dennis, Subhomi, Steve, and Tasha, their desire to serve the constituents to District 3 is being intentionally undermined because the focus is on taking care of poor ole Dennis. Some have already relinquished their hopes running for office.
Is this what is meant when people say, “Only in America!” Or is this telling more appropriate in defining the City of Yonkers?
The travesty of it all is that some, but not all, are or were looking for a job, and serving the public interest was not and remains of no interest.
The most pertinent takeaway is that Yonkers is supreme in and undermining ,the election process. With such proficiency residing along Yonkers’ waterfront, Yonkers should set its eyes on determining the outcome of the next election in Russia. My money is on Yonkers!
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