Obama and the insurgents from Brooklyn

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 01:11 PM

Insurgent Democrat Lincoln Restler, campaign manager Sarah Baker, and the couple that inspired them. (Sarah Baker's Facebook page)

Lincoln Restler and his campaign manager, Sarah Baker, share a moment with Barack and Michelle Obama.

Obama's campaign was the catalyst for Restler's own scrappy, and narrowly successful, fight to become a Democratic district leader in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn County Democratic organization is still controlled by Assemblyman Vito Lopez who, reportedly, has not been eager to embrace some of the Obama-inspired activists in the borough.


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stan chaz from Greenpoint

Re: Mr. Restler:
I must admit that I did not even know that Lincoln Restler's position was unsalaried! That is, until I met Mr. Restler a few days ago, for the first time, and then checked the web. In the heat and humidity of a New York City summer, Lincoln was walking from house to house, from block to block, day after day- meeting the people of our / his Brooklyn community, and asking them about their concerns and problems. I was impressed - for I find this kind of genuine dedication, energetic interest, and hands-on effort rare among aspiring politicians. Mr. Restler has my support in the upcoming September 13th, 2012 election for Democratic State Committeeman (--which- for whatever reason, is on a Thursday, and not a Tuesday). I wish him well. Our community needs more like him. Our community is lucky to have him!

Aug. 03 2012 07:05 PM

Before blogs there was journalism. The Oracle of Delphi was before Niccolo Machiavelli. Fact checking before opinion. And vampires suck.

Feb. 11 2011 11:29 PM

I just love being Lincoln's cousin. Go Lincoln!

Jan. 27 2011 02:16 PM

hey dj tanneravelli, read a local newspaper. lincoln has been tearing it up in brooklyn.

Jan. 27 2011 03:41 AM

I will ask this question again, how much did his daddy pay for the photo op, or did Lincoln pay for it himself.

Before there was the "Oracle at Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli
The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

Jan. 27 2011 02:56 AM

Go Lincoln!!!

Jan. 27 2011 12:30 AM

That's too cool! Go Lincoln!

Jan. 26 2011 11:54 PM

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