Local Democratic Reform Blog Ushers In New Year By Skewering Golden
State Sen. Marty Golden’s foes are back on watch this year.
Local Democratic reform blog Bay Ridge Interpol, which has received press attention for their pithy, clever torpedoes at the GOP establishment, is back to business this year.
Target #1? The Golden Hind.
We may be a GOP/libertarian/conservative blog, but our primary issue is, of course, reforming politics. We’ve said it over and over again.
That’s why Bay Ridge Interpol came up on our radar to begin with. While we might not agree on certain issues, many of our writers sympathize with their goals, if not outright agreeing with them (not always–for example, they did not support Rep. Grimm, while our writers did).
That being said, both of our blogs have shared a general concern regarding Brooklyn’s GOP state Senator Marty Golden, who has done nothing to muzzle the lousy GOP establishment under Chairman Craig Eaton and, in fact, has actively endorsed its non-reform, corrupted state by his actions.
For further details, see our archives.
So, we were amused to see this piece up on their page:
New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean “Skeletons in the Closet” Skelos appointed Senator Martin Golden as the Senate Majority’s representative to the MTA’s Capital Program Review Board.So, to paraphrase Henry Hill in Goodfellas:Now we’ve got Marty as a partner. Any problems, we go to Marty. Trouble with the bill? We can go to Marty. Trouble with the cops, deliveries, Walder, we can call Marty.Think of Marty as our local MTA Rep now. If you have a beef with the MTA, call Marty. Metrocard didn’t work this morning? Call Marty. Think the fares are too high? Give Marty a buzz.Marty Golden, MTA #1 Defender
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Nomenclature and politics aside, it should be clear: Marty Golden is the representative of the people of his district. Their concerns must be his concerns.
But Sen. Golden has given us pause by his unacceptable absences during major votes and flip-flopping on issues critical to the community. His history with the MTA, for example, is questionable (hence the piece above). Also, microstamping comes to mind.
In all seriousness, whatever the issues may be, Sen. Golden should know his constituents and the blogs are on watch. He will find it’s not that easy to escape the limelight when what he does conflicts with the needs of the voters.
Republican or Democrat. Independent or Conservative.
We’re all watching.
Remember that, Senator.