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Guest Commentary: Endorsement of Liberal Greenfield By Golden and Kassar Raises Serious Questions

January 31, 2010

I was asked by my friends at Atlas to investigate the mounting questions about the 44th City Council race. Because of this, I’ve been taking a close look at David Greenfield’s webpage. He’s the man Marty Golden and a few sycophantic politicians have endorsed. Most recently, Conservative Party Chieftan Jerry Kassar threw his weight behind Greenfield. But, after looking at Greenfield’s positions more closely, I am at a loss to understand why these two people (Golden and Kassar) have endorsed this character.

Firstly, without saying anything else, he’s a Democrat. He’s not a Conservative. He’s not a Republican. He’s not even a good Libertarian. He’s a stinking Democrat.

Yep, you heard right.

But even forgetting that, there is nothing particularly conservative or Republican about his “platform.” In fact, let’s talk about some of the campaign issues this liberal Democrat has “taken on.”

Greenfield talks about how he “created” jobs for people. Guess how he did that? Here’s your answer, right from his site:

Too many people are out of work or underemployed. That’s why David worked closely with top elected officials and community organizations …to create over 100 well-paying jobs in the community through the federal Title I program. At City Hall, David will work hard to create more employment opportunities for our community.

So, what? He’s going to use federal funds to make more jobs for the city? He’s going to rob from Peter to pay Paul?

Give me a break? Have you ever heard of anything more anti-conservative and anti-Republican?

Were Golden and Kassar aware of this when they endorsed him? I hope not.

Next, he wants to give free bus and train rides to all of our children. Sounds like a good idea right? But wait? He’s not talking about MTA. He’s talking about private bus companies. How much is that going to cost? The MTA doesn’t claim to have any money, and now he wants to take money for public transportation to give to private bus companies? Sounds odd to say the least.

But he’s not through. He wants to give $2,500 per child to every family to spend towards whatever they like regarding education.

In other words, he wants to give welfare to people.

He uses language like “tax credit” (sounds like Obama to me) to hide the fact that he’s basically pursuing a liberal agenda. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m all for tax cuts. But what he’s talking about is government taking money from you just to give back to you and others (less of course).

But he does say “tax credit.” I have to wonder, is this just a tax credit for the super-rich? That’s a lot of money for the city to be giving out. And who pays that much in taxes to begin with? I think only people making six to seven figures.

I have serious problems with The Conservative Party endorsing a guy who wants to give away loads of money to people who don’t need it. That is very troubling.

Moreover, for Conservatives, there are many questions that remain unanswered. What is Greenfield’s position on abortion? What is his position on gay marriage? Do his views comport with fellow conservatives? Is this a man with an actual conscience?

How would anyone know? But the man is certainly not in the right party if he has conservative views.

For Republicans, what does he want to do to grow the Republican Party? Is he just another Bloomberg? Or more likely a pawn of Democratic machine politicians? Looks to me like he’s just another puppet of the Democrats looking to be handed his election on a silver platter.

That irks Republicans more than anything else. Taking things for granted.

For Libertarians, why is David Greenfield so comfortable using taxpayer money? Does he believe in less government and more government efficiency?

I don’t think so, based on his website. It just seems like the usual liberal free-for-all with no strings attached.


These are all questions that Marty Golden and Jerry Kassar will have to answer. Why is it that they so quickly and so happily endorsed a man who is basically a liberal Democrat endorsed by other liberal Democrats?

Do Golden and Kassar represent the interests of conservatives anymore?

Based on this endorsement, I’m beginning to think the answer is no.

  1. i live in marty's district permalink
    January 31, 2010 5:01 pm

    marty should honestly disavow this greenfield guy before this gets any worse than it already is. i live in his district and am getting tired of hearing all these things about him. i mean what happened to marty?

  2. Registered Conservative permalink
    January 31, 2010 5:14 pm

    I’m also tired of hearing all these stories from my friends about these Democrats getting handed positions from Conservatives and Republicans. Don’t these people ever learn?

  3. One Big Mess permalink
    January 31, 2010 5:23 pm

    We are ALL paying property taxes for education that WE DONT WANT. There is no reason why we should not have a tax credit for sending our kids to a private school.

    Republicans support tax credits and school choice.

    I am not a Greenfield fan, but if you will call Greenfield out, find something better than this.

    • Concerned Mother permalink
      January 31, 2010 5:31 pm

      Tax credits that only benefit the super rich? And meanwhile, what happens to my kids who need real help? I’ve heard of this Greenfield guy, and he’s blowing a whole lot of smoke. How about tax cuts and improving out public school system? Some of us can’t afford to send out kids to fancy private schools, and if anyone’s gonna have the money to give out, it’ll either be the state or the feds. The city is already losing money. It’s not about to give out credits to the wealthy. Give me a break. This whole thing sounds fake to me.

    • Bruno permalink
      January 31, 2010 6:04 pm

      Well Well Welcome back Mr. Welfare Hayon.
      The day you pay a single tax is the day that Craig Eaton picks a winner…like NEVER!
      You have the nerve to say that YOU pay property taxes. You are one of the worst members of our society, an able bodied blood-sucking leech who feeds off the sweat and blood of the hard working middle class.
      Only those that WORK FOR A LIVING should be entitled to tax credits, not people like you who expect handouts for yourself and your family because you are self righteous and think you’re entitled.
      Learn the value of a hard days work and people will have much more respect for you.
      GET A JOB JOE!

      • One Big Mess permalink
        January 31, 2010 7:54 pm

        Sorry, but I don’t know who you are talking to. But you are one BIG @$$.

      • Jealous? permalink
        January 31, 2010 10:47 pm

        First, we ALL pay property taxes, unless they are homeless. Rent includes property tax, and when property tax goes up, rent goes up.

        Second, you are really immature.

        Third, tax “credits” are usually non-refundable. In such cases, they ONLY help working people.

        Fourth, Mr. “Welfare” Hayon is a full time college student, trying to make a real change for our communities, and jerks like you have no interest in helping anyone, but only provoking people. Try reading your comment once agin and see what an idiot you are. I wouldn’t be surprised if you were behind this Golden-hating blog.

      • Bruno permalink
        January 31, 2010 11:53 pm

        If Joe Hayon had a real job instead of hiding behind his “academic” career he would get more respect. Mr. Welfare is another RINO, and a lazy one at that.
        His actions and deeds are that of a liberal Democrat leeching off society. Many people hold full time JOBS Joe and go to school. They do not depend on welfare to provide for their families so they can be “full time” college students.
        Newsflash Joe, some people even have PART TIME JOBS when they go to school.
        What kind of example are you setting in making “real change”? All you have done is show the community how to milk the system and get away with it. How very DEMOCRATIC of you.
        If you spent half as much time working at a real JOB than you do at your ridiculous, ill conceived joke of a campaign then you will garner some respect from the community you state you work so hard in.
        Did you notice no one defending you on this blog? Everyone may have different opinions, but everyone agrees on one thing:
        GET A JOB JOE!

        I wish I were behind this great blog. The creators of this blog deserve accolades for exposing the TRUTH.

      • One Big Mess permalink
        February 1, 2010 7:09 am

        You must be one of those embarassing and failed “consultants” that wants to milk congressional candidate Joseph Hayon and can’t. You are so mad that you can’t collect a dime from his campaign so you write these nasty comments about Hayon.

        If I was Hayon, I would read the article below and take its advice. Don’t pay Bruno a penny!

  4. Young GOP Kid permalink
    January 31, 2010 5:27 pm

    I think they should retract their endorsement and endorse Jonathan Judge. I’m a Young Republican, and I can say they’d be supporting a good man who is a Republican, supports conservative causes, but is able and willing to work with everyone. Vote Judge!

  5. Concerned Mother permalink
    January 31, 2010 5:33 pm

    One of my girlfriends told me about this blog and I’m gonna be reading it and sharing it with a few of my friends in Bay Ridge. We’re not thrilled with what Marty Golden has been doing either.

  6. Marty Golden is Vito Lopez's Bitch permalink
    January 31, 2010 6:15 pm

    Marty Golden cannot afford to have any opposition or he will lose.
    Marty Golden has been making deals with the Democrats for YEARS to keep his seat.
    Marty Golden will sell out anyone in the Republican Party for self perpetuation.
    Jerry Kassar WORKS FOR Marty Golden.
    Jerry Kassar needs his job.
    Jerry Kassar will eat 300 jelly donuts if that’s what it takes to stay on Marty’s payroll.
    Jerry Kassar, the convenient Chairman of the Brooklyn Conservative Party will do as he’s told.
    Jerry Kassar is also Vito Lopez’s bitch.

    With all these Republican/Conservative bitches to service Vito Lopez must be EXHAUSTED!
    (Too bad he can’t get Vinny to help him, but everyone know which way that tire swings.)

    • Lawrence permalink
      January 31, 2010 6:19 pm

      I don’t know about the “bitch” thing, but he’s at the very least too cozy with these Democrats. I’m beginning to wonder who’s the puppet and who’s the puppeteer. Lopez and his Democratic clique seem to be telling Golden what to do.

  7. Carlos permalink
    January 31, 2010 6:32 pm

    There is no “seem to be”, the Lopez machine controls Marty. It has for years. Why do you think Marty had no opponent? He isn’t that good, he isn’t even a fair legislator. He really sucks as a Senator and is waaaay out of touch with his constituents. It makes sense now that Obama won in Bay Ridge. Marty and company were in on undermining McCain from the get go.

    Note to Marty Golden: Change your registration back to Democrat and get the hell out of the Republican Party-you carpetbagging sell out!!!

  8. Pele permalink
    January 31, 2010 7:02 pm

    Or maybe it’s you who should get the hell out of the Republican Party?

    Seems like Jonathan, Marco and Co. have been the ones undermining the Republican Party from the get go.

    I mean you guys will go at any level, attacking Priests, now are only elected official in Brooklyn.

    What’s next tracking IP’s, and blocking them, wait you guys do that already.

    If you guys were so high and mighty than why can’t you face the heat and have a debate.

    If you guys were all about reform, than you wouldn’t post after post attack our only elected official, and sabotage the chances of another in the previous election.

    Why no mention of the corrupton upon corruption that touches upon your “Merlin of Malice” Arnaldo Ferraro, and who can forget Lucretia “Balboa”

    That would never be mentioned since Jonathan made his deal with the “Devil”.

    You pour “Naive Souls”.

    I will await for Jonathan, I mean 5 different names to post and attack.

    Kiss, Kiss back at ya.

    • Lora permalink
      January 31, 2010 7:34 pm

      Aww, another Jiggles moment for another Eaton fool. Since you used my trademark “kiss kiss,” I’ll respond to your thuggery.

      First, I’m glad you love my comments and that they get to you. Second, I will say unequivocally that I am not Jonathan Judge, nor is my name Marco. Nor am I a young Republican. As I already said, I have commented once under a different name a while ago. That’s it. I don’t know who else is commenting here, but stop accusing me of being someone I’m not.

      As for your criticisms of this blog, you’ll have to take them up with the creators who actually run the thing. I’m just here enjoying a fabulous forum of free-minded Republicans no longer beholden to Eaton and his gang of fools.

      Getting back to the actual POINT of this piece, incidentally, I agree that Golden and Kassar should do what’s best for their constituents and un-endorse Greenfield. He’s a Democrat, and that’s all I have to say about that. That alone should have sealed his fate. What universe am I living in? What the hell does “conservative” mean anymore?

      Kiss kiss…

  9. Carlos permalink
    January 31, 2010 7:54 pm

    If those that write for and comment on this blog are undermining the DEMOCRATICALLY CONTROLLED Republican Party in Brookyn then God Bless Them! The bloggers are doing a great service in creating transparency and the commentors are unveiling more.
    The fact still remains that the great Senator Marty “the Carpetbagger” Golden ENDORSED A DEMOCRAT! The fact remains that it is Marty “the Carpetbagger” Golden who UNDERMINES each and every Republican candidate running for office in Brooklyn with his deals with the Vito Lopez machine.
    Didn’t Marty hired Jeff “the Nazi” Kraus to disparage senior citizens, women, and the young? Like any good prostitiute he does the job he is paid for; a good whore doesn’t do it for free. Could it be something he picked up during his younger years hanging out with the alleged pedophile and man-loving George Arwan?
    Perhaps the Republican Party will be better off without Marty “the Carpetbagger” Golden.
    Rest assured the newly elected Democratic State Senator of the 22nd SD will have much more respect for Brooklyn Republicans than the present RINO does.
    Time For A Change!

  10. Greener Fields permalink
    January 31, 2010 8:08 pm

    I met this man once. He is very obnoxious and self centered. I really do not think he will fairly and equally serve the people of the 44th council district. He is like his predecessor Simcha Felder who did nothing to help the Republican people of his district. I lost all respect for anyone that endorses him and will not vote for any of them. People remember who is with them and who is not.

  11. MM Boarder Watcher permalink
    January 31, 2010 8:48 pm

    What is this Democrat Greenfield’s position on handling illegal aliens?

    Somebody told me he favors the NYC policy of not reporting them to INS, even if they’re caught doing other unlawful things by the cops or other city agencies.

  12. Simcha Meddler permalink
    January 31, 2010 9:16 pm

    David Greenfield is NOT well liked.

    • Fields of Green permalink
      January 31, 2010 11:23 pm

      He’s an arrogant snot in my opinion, and his plan sucks. Oh yeah, he’s ANOTHER democrat, you know, the people who are ruining our country right now.

  13. Nick permalink
    February 1, 2010 12:10 am

    Marty Golden ruined my community. He does nothing for the people in the neighborhood but nod alot and smile that fake plastic smile. Many people I know walk the other direction when they see him coming. They can’t stand him. We need someone else to represent us. Someone who really cares about the people that live in the area. We need someone fresh and new. Throw this bum out.

    • Decided On Da Senator permalink
      February 1, 2010 12:34 am

      Hey Benedict Marty—–

      Di Santo–Da Soona–Da Betta

      • Facing Foresclosure permalink
        February 1, 2010 12:40 am

        Who really cares about gay marriage! I can’t pay my bills can’t meet my mortgage and I’m about to lose my house. What’s wrong with you people?
        It’s the Economy Stupid!

  14. Young Republican permalink
    February 1, 2010 12:24 am

    Let’s face it, as an orthodox Jew Greenfield has the advantage in this election. If we want to win this race, we will have to work really hard, we can’t just sit and blog about how liberal he is and how liberal Golden is and expect the election to go our way. Jonathan Judge can get elected but only if people work. People have to volunteer to do petitioning, hand out flyers, talk to friends and neighbors. Also if you know someone who is not registered to vote, I believe the cut off date is 30 days before the election. And the most important thing is $$$$$. Each dollar you contribute can be worth $7, but only if he raises a minimum of $5000. It’s a significant amount but it’s not really that much, if 250 people (how many people read this blog?) contribute $20 each that could add up to $35,000, which can a long way to help get a republican from Brooklyn on the City Council. I just contributed $20, will you? Go to to make a secure online contribution. Remember every dollar helps.

    • Young GOP Kid permalink
      February 1, 2010 12:44 am

      I donated today, and I hope you all will, too!

  15. Cicero permalink
    February 1, 2010 5:14 pm

    I wonder what the Eaton cabana boys – Jay Golub, Robert Hornak and Daniel Peterson – have to say about the perfidious endorsement of the liberal Greenfield By Martin Golden and Jerry (Golden employee) Kassar.

    Mr. Eaton should resign the chairmanship from the KCRP. May be play joyous games of golf and sip a nice crisp Chardonnay with his pal Jay Savino.

    Wasn’t Mr. Eaton largely responsible for helping pave the way for the Mayor to run for an undemocratic, illegal third term – against the peoples referendum?

    Dan, why did YOU you sell out?

    “Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive”
    Sir Walter Scott quotes (Scottish Novelist, Poet, Historian and Biographer, 1771-1832)

    I digress….. Hola Sexy Republicana! Que pasa? 😉

    • Sexy Republicana permalink
      February 1, 2010 11:38 pm

      You and I see eye to eye, my dearest Cicero! It’s such a joy to see you commenting! Hope you’re well 😉

  16. Golden Errors permalink
    February 1, 2010 11:35 pm

    Golden is taking a beating purely because he is supporting Democrats. COME OUT AND SUPPORT A REPUBLICAN! It’s not that difficult! Enough is enough with Golden.

  17. Prince Gets Around permalink
    February 1, 2010 11:45 pm

    Looks like other people are calling Marty Golden “The Golden Prince…” LOL

  18. Wag-the-Dog permalink
    February 2, 2010 9:26 am

    The KCRP looks like it won’t make an endorsement in the 44th Counc. Dist.(if any is made) until at/after their Executive Committee meeting in the second week of February. By then it will be very late in the game.

    Is Craig Eaton doing the only things he’s good at—delaying and dissembling— to avoid being blamed for not backing a Republican?

    Maybe, Eaton’s trying to figure out how to serve raw Rice to the party.

  19. Let The Judge Decide permalink
    February 2, 2010 1:52 pm

    There is only one qualified candidate in this race with the experience and judgment to do what’s best for the constituents of the 44th CD: Jonathan Judge. How can we afford to support a Democrat over one of our own?

  20. Wag-the-Dog permalink
    February 2, 2010 2:09 pm

    To: “Let the Judge Decide”

    What about the other Republican, Mr. Rice?

    Do you think raw Rice was the “other Republican candidate” that Mr. Gallo was talking about at the last YR meeting?

    Maybe the party needs new faces, even if it means having to stomach raw Rice.

    • Let The Judge Decide permalink
      February 2, 2010 6:35 pm

      There is no other Republican running. I have not heard of any other candidate, nor have I read of anyone else in the papers. There is only one registered Republican running: Jonathan Judge. I’m afraid I’m at a loss. And who’s Mr. Gallo?

  21. Carl permalink
    February 3, 2010 9:24 am

    Mr. Gallo is nobody.

  22. TJIUA is evil permalink
    February 3, 2010 3:29 pm

    What they’ve done to Susan is uncalled for.

    Only one person can do this – that is the bulldog, evil, Political Consultant, Gerry O’Brien. Gerry O’Brien consistently turns against his clients. Gerry O’Brien consistently uses dirt, smearing and malice to accomplish whatever evil goals he has.

    Craig Eaton and Marty Golden – be afraid, be very afraid . . . not of the folks on Atlas, but of Gerry O’Brien. You, the Kings County GOP, and many others have paid Gerry O’Brien for his evil services. In the process, he has learned your Achilles heel. He will use it against you . . . or is he doing so already? Are you beholden to Gerry O’Brien because he already has you where he wants you? Are you trapped in his evil lair?

    Beware! Beware! The evil one O’Brien will get you, too!


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