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A “Golden” Opportunity Squandered As Conservative Party Endorses Democrat In 44th City Council Race

January 22, 2010

First we saw State Senator Marty Golden endorse a Democrat (again) for the 44th City Council Race just months after attending an ACORN rally.

Now, his employee Jerry Kassar, who also happens to be the Chairman of the Conservative Party in Brooklyn, is endorsing that same Democrat in the Special Election to replace Simcha Felder.

This comes after Mr. Kassar made blind intimations that Mr. Judge was a contributor to Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn (which we have denied).

This was recently reported on the (clearly) biased Yeshiva World News:

New York City Council candidate David G. Greenfield today announced that he has received the unanimous backing of the Brooklyn Conservative Party’s Executive Committee.  Greenfield, an experienced attorney and acclaimed community advocate, is running in the 44th Council District to replace Councilman Simcha Felder, who is vacating his seat to become a Deputy Comptroller in the New York City Comptroller’s office.  The 44th Council District includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Boro Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst.

“David Greenfield’s fiscally conservative approach to government, strong family values, and deep-seated moral and ethical fortitude make him the best candidate to replace Simcha Felder in the City Council,” said Brooklyn Conservative Party Chairman Jerry Kassar.  “David’s strong record of service and his proven dedication to the issues facing the Southern Brooklyn community over the years has rightfully earned him the respect of both the public and elected officials alike.  We will be extremely fortunate to have him serving as our voice in City Hall.”

“I am especially grateful to have received the unanimous support of the Brooklyn Conservative Party,” Greenfield said. “Their support of my candidacy is proof that this race transcends traditional partisan politics, and is instead about the quality of life issues that affect Brooklyn families. It’s simple, really, everyone agrees that we need to make New York more affordable.”

Now, the article deceptively notes that Savino has endorsed the Democrat Greenfield, but a recent story on the Daily Politics blog has called that into question:

Less than two weeks after she joined two fellow senators in endorsing David Greenfield for the still-occupied seat of Councilman Simcha Felder, Sen. Diane Savino is reconsidering her options.

News that her predecessor, former Sen. Seymour Lachman, is considering a run for Felder’s seat complicated things for the Staten Island/Brooklyn Democrats, she said.

But her troubles started long before she received a call from Lackman last week informing her that he might throw his hat into the ring.

“Obviously, if Lackman runs I have to support him, so I have to wait for him to tell me what his plans are,” Savino said during a brief telephone interview this morning. “He said he’s thinking about it very seriously.””…I did endorse David, but that created problems for me, because everyone in Borough Park said: ‘Oh my God, no! Were going to be with Joe Lazar now. It was news to me that Joe Lazar was running. It’s all a big mess.”

If the Conservative Party has seen fit to endorse a Democrat–given Kassar’s close relationship to Marty Golden–it is likely that Senator Golden plans to continue supporting a Democrat in the race over a Republican.

Now, while special elections are technically “nonpartisan,” they ultimately become partisan when the race for the general election begins thereafter. It was for that reason that my colleague Midas Mulligan called the 44th City Council race a “unique opportunity” to foster unity in the party. Mr. Judge, a prior critic of the Brooklyn GOP leadership under Chairman ________ “The Duke of Bay Ridge” ________, might now be experiencing the first hints of retaliation from the party. Threats of retaliation like these are not new.

This is all after Sen. Golden pleaded for and promised unity in the party and support for fellow Republicans after last year’s county committee convention.

Now, however, that promise and that Golden opportunity seem all but lost. It might be that with that opportunity goes the possibility of genuine unity among the factions in the Brooklyn GOP between the Bay Ridge Cabal and…well…everybody else.

We shall see.

This would also seem to be a rebuke against the 49th Assembly District leadership, which has endorsed Mr. Judge in this race. As you know, I supported their cause to unseat the current Chairman, who I believed was less qualified and too derisive to be in “charge” of anything, let alone a political party.

So, in the end, what chance does the Brooklyn GOP have to come together in 2010?

It would seem Sen. Golden and now Mr. Kassar have indicated those chances are slim to none.

Shame on you both.

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40 Comments
  1. Diane from Brooklyn permalink
    January 22, 2010 3:07 pm

    I think it’s disgraceful that Marty and Jerry are doing this. They are sending the wrong message to voters and Republican/Conservative supporters by endorsing Democrats over and over again.

    But the ACORN thing was the last straw for me.

    I think come this summer there will be hell to pay. I’m serious. I think this could be devastating.

  2. Gerry permalink
    January 22, 2010 3:10 pm

    Can’t we all just get along? According to Jerry Kassar, Marty Golden and Craig Eaton, the answer is no.

    I agree, Francisco. SHAME.

  3. Golden Hind permalink
    January 22, 2010 3:47 pm

    I’m not walking for Golden.

  4. Donor permalink
    January 22, 2010 4:23 pm

    After I saw the ACORN video, which really upset me, I can say I will not be giving my usual payment to Marty Golden’s campaign. I will encourage my friends to do the same.

  5. Young GOP Kid permalink
    January 22, 2010 4:28 pm

    Congrats on your growing Twitter followers, Atlas guys and gal!

    http://twitter.com/atlasshrugsinbk

    The movement is taking shape!

  6. Wag-the-Dog permalink
    January 22, 2010 5:21 pm

    No surprises here, are there?

    When our very own Joseph Hoyan tried to tout JJ as his 44th CD candidate to Gerard Kassar, JK curtly told him, “Mind your own business.”

    • Joseph Hayon permalink
      January 23, 2010 11:31 pm

      Sorry, information is incorrect. I merely asked who the Conservative Party would be endorsing. Jerry informed me that there was no decision yet (this was a few weeks before making a decision).

  7. Bruno permalink
    January 22, 2010 5:54 pm

    Gerard Kassar should discontinue co-mingling Conservative business with Republican business. This parasitic relationship must come to an end soon.

  8. Lora permalink
    January 22, 2010 11:58 pm

    I am sooooo flattered!

    The Special Atlas Task Force (which, in case you haven’t already heard, consists of two desperate and failed former campaign “advisors” to Bob Capano) has decided to adopt my name for them (Atlas Task Force) and brand themselves with it.

    Can you get anymore PATHETIC than that?! LOL

    These guys are such morons they have to steal their material from greater minds. No shock there. That’s just what bullies do!

    This is the kind of cruelty they are engaged in, from the latest post by that neanderthal Russell Gallo (aka Judas Judge):

    “I have been holding back from posting because I have been enjoying seeing the ‘McCall/Lambda’ pic on the top of the page. I and many others have laughed uncontrollably several times after loading this blog.”

    Gallo also goes ahead and makes references to a YR member smoking marijuana, which could get them sued (I HOPE!).

    Btw, if I’m wrong, I welcome Gallo to deny he’s Judas Judge LOL. He’s already impersonated Jonathan Judge in the past, so he’s no stranger to that, the little coward.

    https://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/evidence-connects-former-golden-aide-gallo-to-alleged-impersonation-on-atlas/

    Their obsession with the YR’s, a private organization, continues. They keep comparing the YR’s to the party, which means they must think the YR’s are more effective than the party is. From what I can tell, that is likely true.

    The Jig people also believe that the conservative party endorsing a Democrat is JUST FINE. I guess they also think palling around with terrorists and engaging in “kumbaya” at an ACORN rally is fine too?

    I wonder if they’ve forgiven Elliot Spitzer and Vito Fossella for their wrongdoings?

    Maybe they’d even endorse giving Spitzer a Wilson-Pakula to run again for Governor?

    Their website is not to be taken seriously, folks. Then again, intelligent people don’t need to be told that, so I’m preaching to the choir.

    Incidentally, has that buffoon Craig Eaton resigned yet?

    • Ummmm permalink
      January 23, 2010 12:07 am

      hey brooklyn yr/lora 😉

      your club is a county wide organization that charges dues. your president sits on the county’s executive committee.

      i think u r right. the yrs are not worthy of being taken serious. judge should resign and bylaws amended to remove yr president from county exec spot.

      will forward to craig.

      • Lora permalink
        January 23, 2010 12:15 am

        I think my comments speak for themselves.

        Not a good guess about the YR thing, whoever you are. As for your comments, I think a new scandal is just what this Atlas Shrugs blog needs to prove to everyone once and for all that the Brooklyn GOP leadership is deranged and seriously threatened by the Brooklyn YRs. By doing that, Eaton would admit he is not in control of the party, which he’s isn’t. As for your criticisms of this club of youngsters, I recommend you email them and not whine about it here. It makes you look sooooo weak LOL

        Kiss kiss… 😉

  9. Ummmm permalink
    January 23, 2010 12:19 am

    its embarrassing to watch as u change names in a matter of seconds to try to inflate ur blog’s numbers.

    now that’s pathetic

    • Lora permalink
      January 23, 2010 12:24 am

      Not my blog, and based on what I’ve read, they don’t need my help:

      https://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/winter-does-nothing-to-slow-pace-of-atlas-readers-as-thousands-come-this-week/

      And I will confess I’ve commented using one other name. But that’s it. So don’t be too scared, little Task Force Thug lol!

      • Ummmm permalink
        January 23, 2010 12:26 am

        pathetic but predictable

      • Lora permalink
        January 23, 2010 12:42 am

        The only thing that’s pathetic is that you guys don’t have any original ideas, hate YRs, and pall around with Craig Eaton and Company. If it weren’t for the hateful things you guys say, no one would visit your site. You need to be monitored like the teenage bullies you are.

        The only thing that’s predictable is that you guys would write a post showing just what cavemen you two failed former Capano aids are.

        But that’s ok. One day, you’ll get what’s coming to you politically, I’m sure.

      • Gallo's One To Talk permalink
        January 24, 2010 3:48 pm

        Russell Gallo pretended to be other people, such as Judge, so he’s one to talk lol thug

  10. MM Boarder Watcher permalink
    January 23, 2010 1:28 pm

    Lora,

    Love your work… Or is it play? (there is altogether too much evil delight playing with the other side’s minds [that can’t be right]… er, heads [still not right]…. er, brains [getting closer] …. diseased brains [over the top]…let’s leave it “brains” [best with fava beans and a good chianti])

    I use a few names too, but remember, “I’m not Jim McCall— I’m Spartacus”

  11. Wag-the- Dog permalink
    January 23, 2010 1:33 pm

    NO—I’M SPARTACUS!

  12. Vinny Botz permalink
    January 23, 2010 3:09 pm

    Sparatcus is da man!

  13. Atlas Shrugs in Ancient Rome permalink
    January 23, 2010 6:01 pm

    Marcus Craigius Eatonius Crassus, in a desperate attempt to identify the GOP slave Jimmy “Spartacus” McCall, who “went rogue,” offers to forgive all Brooklyn Republican dissidents if they offer him up to Eatonius.

    What results infuriates Eatonius even more!

  14. PATHETIC permalink
    January 23, 2010 6:27 pm

    It appears that Jim McCall admits to being Wag the Dog. That is funny.

    But I was at the YR meeting and what is even funnier is the fact that he attends these meetings. He is so old. Doesnt he have anything else to do but hang out at YR meetings (should be 20 yrs old) with Arnaldo (another man over the hill) and all young kids? They need to get a life.

    And, PS, the Meeting was uneventful for those who missed it. You would never know by reading this blog. Everyone has drunk the coolaid. JJ proclaiming how great he is, Arnaldo and his henchwoman proclaiming how great they are.

    Wouldnt they like to know who I am? It shouldnt be hard – there were only a dozen people at the meeting.

    • Lora permalink
      January 24, 2010 1:06 am

      Craig, Craig, Craig…the only one who’s pathetic is YOU (spelled it in CAPS, as you like) LOL

    • Vinny Botz permalink
      January 24, 2010 2:33 am

      Who da hell cares who you are!! You don do nothin anyways!
      Spartacus is da man! Backoff jerkoff!!

  15. Cromwell permalink
    January 24, 2010 1:39 am

    The drunken incoherent fool we all know and abhor (look that college word up in the dictionary Shallow Gallow) must be tired of being treated as a minion. His actions and words are belligerent,
    incendiary and outright laughable. Turning to the drink is what you are learning by example. Arrogance and hubris are the teachings of your master. This arms toting individual is headed for disaster.

  16. Lora permalink
    January 24, 2010 1:43 am

    The Scumbags That Jiggle (aka The Special Atlas Task Force–consisting of two failed political consultants-turned-cavemen) have spent time that could have been spent pounding pavement (or perhaps, given the weather, an indoor treadmill?) demeaning themselves in the process of attacking the 49th Assembly District’s Club.

    Failed sexist GOP Fascist-In-Chief Craig Eaton, who is beside himself with fury that he is no longer the fairest of them all, ordered a political hit-job first on Jim McCall.

    Now, that same coward is throwing his weight around again, ordering former Capano fat cats Kraus and Gallo to go after the 49th.

    (If I am wrong, I welcome Mr. Eaton to “correct me,” as he tried all women in the GOP…)

    The handiwork of Jeffrey Kraus, LIBERAL DEMOCRAT and paid political operative of ACORN-lovin’ Marty G. is all over that blog. He’s getting all worked up because his Jets have gone further than ever (you will recall his students say that all he does in the classes that he teaches is talk about the Jets).

    Lie after lie after lie: that’s what you get with washed-up Staten Island political know-nothing Jeffrey Kraus. A litany of hate, hate, and more hate, with no substance to give, no meaning to his words.

    (If I am wrong, I welcome Mr. Kraus to “correct me,” baby)

    The thugs are out in force on the blogs, which is ironic, because they criticized us all for mobilizing online in the first place.

    Isn’t this all soooo ironic???

    Don’t worry. Messrs. Gallo and Kraus’s political graves have been dug for them already. The time will soon be at hand.

    Kiss kiss… 😉 – Lora

    • Staten Island Republican Voice permalink
      January 24, 2010 12:49 pm

      Kraus IS a LIBERAL Democrat. You got that right.

  17. Sour Kraus permalink
    January 24, 2010 2:27 am

    Little Jeffy is washed up in more ways than one……the Viagra isn’t working shithead

  18. Atlas Shrugs: The Great Wall of the 49th permalink
    January 24, 2010 3:22 am

    Evil Hun Russell Gallo and his merry gang of thuggish Huns from the 47th Desert Lands have come to invade the domain of Unified China (south of Ft. Hamilton Parkway, northwest of the Hun’s desert) under Emperor Ferraro Tzu and institute regime change.

    Meanwhile, Regina Mulan-Potter, the 49th Army, and even some Brooklyn Young Rodents prepare the defenses:

    Do I need to tell you who wins in the end? lol

  19. Wag-the- Dog permalink
    January 24, 2010 11:20 am

    Good times, good times!

  20. Staten Island Republican Voice permalink
    January 24, 2010 12:49 pm

    This really was a wasted opportunity.

    You know, here in Staten Island, the Brooklyn GOP is thought of as a big joke. Craig Eaton is not respected or taken seriously. Rumors are all over the place that he’s behind the anti-Atlas blog or that he’s working with people who are behind it. Let’s just say that Brooklyn and Staten Island are not on the same page, if you know what I mean.

  21. KASSAR REPUBLICAN permalink
    January 24, 2010 1:36 pm

    JUDGE SHOULD CONSIDER SITTING THIS SPECIAL ELECTION OUT. HE IS WAY TOO BUSY WITH THIS BLOG AND WORKING FOR DEMOCRATS.

    KASSAR DID THE RIGHT THING BY NOT ENDORSING JUDGE AND SO WILL THE KINGS COUNTY REPUBLICANS.

    • Real Republican permalink
      January 24, 2010 3:46 pm

      Kassar Republican? I guess there isn’t a conservative party in Brooklyn then?

      I mean to have the Chairman of the Conservative Party be subservient to Marty Golden?

      Well, I guess I just answered my own questions.

  22. Bruno permalink
    January 24, 2010 1:42 pm

    The fact that the Bay ridge Cabal endorses Democrats, hires Democrats, and makes deals with the Democrats proves that they ARE Democrats.
    The abuses of power and disrespect to the constituents will soon come to a bitter end.
    Republicans want real Republican representation. The truth is out on the streets already. The voters will decide soon enough.

  23. Vinny Botz permalink
    January 24, 2010 2:07 pm

    You wanna no wutz funny?
    Dose facimes will neva get da paesan vote again!
    Us ginnis stick togetha. Dose cornutos are dun.
    Fongule!

  24. Lora permalink
    January 28, 2010 4:03 pm

    The Jiggles Crew (Capano’s ARMY OF ONE Russell Gallo and JETS DIVO Jeffrey Kraus) has revealed that today there will be interviews for the 44th City Council District race. I assume they’ll endorse someone we don’t know (i.e., ANYONE WHO IS NOT JONATHAN JUDGE LOL). If they endorse a Democrat, that will be bad. If they endorse a no-name Republican who is a total unknown, that will be even worse.

    I think we all know they’re going to let their passions and pathetic political machinations dominate their decision-making process.

    I wish Mr. Judge good luck on his interview! Don’t take it hard if they say no, because that’s what EVERYONE expects them to do.

    The lunatics that run this party are not smart enough or moral enough to do the right thing.

    But of course, you boys can always prove us all wrong.

    Kiss kiss…

  25. Conservative Party Failings permalink
    January 30, 2010 5:10 pm

    How does the CONSERVATIVE party endorse a fool like David Greenfield? What’s next? The aboritionists and the leftists?

    The Conservative Party lost its soul by supporting a Democrat (and not even an intelligent one at that) who has a pie-in-the-sky platform that all but lacks “and they lived happily ever after” at the end of it. If you go to his website, you’ll see what I mean. I don’t know Judge or any of the other people running, but Greenfield is a terrible choice for the “Conservatives.”

    The whole thing stinks of a deal brokered in a smoke-filled room with money changing hands. Jerry Kassar and Marty Golden ought to be ashamed of themselves. I live in the district, am proud Conservative, and I’m ashamed of my registration now.

    Throw the money changers out of the Conservative Party and bring back the REAL conservatives please.

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