Congress Member Joseph “Virginia Joe” Crowley has been a political kingmaker since he assumed the title of U.S. Representative. If Crowley's Queens Machine endorses you, you are expected to toe the line and be loyal to the party. Crowley decided it would somehow benefit Queens Democrats if they endorsed Bill de Blasio for re-election. The party members were therefore obligated to carry petitions to get de Blasio on the September primary ballot. Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, Joe's cousin, happily obliged, collecting thousands of signatures in support of de Blasio. The fact that de Blasio has used Queens as a dumping ground for homeless shelters is of no consequence to someone who lives down south full time or to people desperate to stay in office.