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Atlas Poll: Majority So Far Agree Golden Prince is Not Acting Like a Republican

February 3, 2010

(“It’s a new year,” as Golden shakes hands with Sen. Hiram Monserrate)

Our unscientific poll of our readers has thus far demonstrated that Sen. Marty Golden’s performance has not been very well perceived.

As you know, some of my colleagues have taken issue with Senator Marty Golden of Bay Ridge (aka The Golden Prince), who has, at the very least, engaged in some questionable non-Republican behavior as of late. He has appeared at an ACORN rally with controversial activist Bertha Lewis and has endorsed a liberal Democrat in the 44th City Council race over Young Republican leader Jonathan Judge.

I previously called the 44th City Council district race a “unique opportunity” for Sen. Golden “to send a signal of unity.”

Recognizing that the Senator is up for reelection this year, we asked you to gauge your opinion of him using the Atlas Poll.

So far over 150 votes have been tallied.

Here are the percentages:

1. He’s essentially a Democrat, supports Democrats like Espada, and is hurting the Brooklyn GOP (60%)

2. I liked him, but I don’t like his ACORN activism or support of Democrats (11%)

3. I agree with him part of the time and disagree with him part of the time (14%)

4. He’s the most important Republican in New York City (15%)

We invite you to keep voting to express your opinion of Senator Golden.

Hopefully, if the Senator is listening, he will work to remedy any concerns his fellow Republicans have. It has been said that Marty Golden is the last word of the Republican Party organization in Brooklyn.

Despite our differences with the Senator, we of course invite any comment he has on the topics and issues that he has been party to here on Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn.

Most importantly, we welcome your comments and constructive criticisms, because, at the end of the day, no one is more valuable or respected in our eyes than you, our devoted readers.


Coming soon: details on the Brooklyn GOP finances…

  1. Anonymous Republican permalink
    February 3, 2010 1:25 am

    I like Marty Golden. I’ve worked with his campaign in the past. While I don’t subscribe to all of the views put forth on this blog, I agree that the current situation is trending away from Golden among his fellow Republicans. My own opinion is Marty should do something to show his critics that he cares about Republicans. I agree that endorsing Jonathan Judge over David Greenfield would be a good enough first step. He has nothing to lose by doing that. But more will have to be done. He needs to get ahead of the ball and start showing some political skill soon or this will, at the very least, be an uncomfortable campaign for him. I don’t want that for him. That’s my opinion

  2. Joe B permalink
    February 3, 2010 9:27 am

    Do they use an open or closed fist?

    • Harold permalink
      February 4, 2010 7:14 pm

      They use closed fists to beat the wives because they won’t go out until they are healed.
      They use open fists to slap the girlfriends because they don’t leave marks.
      The broken glass assault depends on how much they have been drinking.

  3. MM Boarder Watcher permalink
    February 3, 2010 9:59 am

    Does State Senator Martin Golden support opening our national boarders to foreign invasion?

    All real Republicans must read: Aaron Klein’s article in today’s World Net Daily (WND).

    Does the Kings County Republican Chairman Cathedral Club Craig Eaton support the Bishop DiMarzio-supported program of “humane immigration reform” in all respects?

  4. Carl permalink
    February 3, 2010 10:54 am

    Eaton is irrelevant. Get rid of Marty Golden and Eaton is gone too. Cut off the head of the octopus and the tentacles die too.

  5. Lora permalink
    February 3, 2010 1:40 pm

    The Jiggles Crew has guessed wrong about me. They are NOW convinced I’m some poor lady named Susan. They’ve engaged in a vicious attack of her, proving just how cruel they truly are. I’m afraid I will never disclose who I am so you might as well stop digging. You have no way of knowing. All you’re doing is showing the world just what you are: failed, desperate political hacks jerking online for a cheap thrill. This is your–what?–sixth time guessing?

    You boys are pathetic.

    I hope Craig Eaton knows how much negative attention he and his party is getting as a result of your shenanigans. He will be blamed for you guys just as much as he is being criticized for alienating a group of spirited dissidents so much that they’ve turned Atlas into a Brooklyn political phenomenon.

    There will be blood.


    Kiss kiss…

  6. TJIUA is evil permalink
    February 3, 2010 2:49 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!

    • Disgraceful Eatonities permalink
      February 3, 2010 3:22 pm

      They crossed a line like no other. It’s official: Craig Eaton and his lackeys must go.

  7. Carl permalink
    February 3, 2010 5:48 pm

    Marty Golden get the hell out of the Republican Party you carpetbagging sellout and take all your sleazebag crony hacks with you. You are becoming more and more hated everyday. You are losing more and more votes everyday. Go over to the Obama Democrats where you belong. You brought Obama victory in Bay Ridge.
    Everyone knows Obama is your main man.

  8. MM Boarder Watcher permalink
    February 3, 2010 6:03 pm

    Craig Eaton’s cabal is back at flogging a corpse. This time it’s a murder victim.

    Remember Kings County Republican Chairman Craig Eaton’s mantra is borrowed from Barack Hussein Obama, “Don’t let a terrorist act/murder/catastrophe/cataclysm…./anybody’s personal tragedy, etc., go to waste.” There is an anti-JJ agenda behind this Cleary posting. Look at the follow-up comments on TJIUA, it’s sharks in a feeding frenzy.

    Politics as blood sport…ah, don’t you love it?

  9. Cicero permalink
    February 3, 2010 7:53 pm

    Dear Mr. Craig Eaton, Esq.,

    Eaton and Torrenzano LLP, 1662 Sheephead Bay Road, Brooklyn, NY 11235

    “Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.”
    – Benjamin Franklin


    “Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.”
    – Benjamin Franklin

    Apropos indeed!

  10. Maya Karpinski permalink
    February 3, 2010 8:06 pm

    1662 Sheepshead Bay Road
    Brooklyn, New York, NY 11235

    Find on map >>
    Current year’s total market value of the land: $141,000
    Current year’s total market value: $565,000
    Date of last change of market value: 12/21/2008

    Read more:

    Borough: Brooklyn Block: 7459 Lot:38


    Lot Area:1800 sf
    Lot Frontage:20’Lot Depth:90
    Year Built:1927
    Number of Buildings:1
    Number of Floors:3
    Gross Floor Area:3,600 sf (estimated)
    Residential Units:1Total # of Units:3
    Land Use:Mixed Residential and Commercial Buildings
    Commercial Overlay:
    Zoning Map #: 29a

  11. Sexier Republicana permalink
    February 3, 2010 8:09 pm

    Oh Cicero, thou are the wisest and most sexiest ever! Thine words send shivers up and down my spine and quivers everywhere else!
    I beseech thee for more!! ( I’ll bet you are one of the few that really knows how to satisfy a woman and not with words either.)

  12. MM Boarder Watcher permalink
    February 4, 2010 8:41 am

    Sexier Republicana:

    Why post anything whose only appropriate reply is:

    GET A ROOM!!! (Note: those were my CAPS not Craig Eaton’s.)

  13. Sexier Republicana permalink
    February 4, 2010 10:15 am

    Get a life! What the majestic and learned Cicero and I do is none of your business!
    BTW MM, unlike some of the hos you have been with I’m not a cheap date…no GGM for this hot chica. The elegant debonair Cicero will know how to treat a real lady!

    Quivers and shivers thinking of you Marcus…..

    • Child's Play permalink
      February 4, 2010 1:26 pm

      What a waste of ink and time. Maya gives information about a piece of real estate in Brooklyn; Sexier and Cicero have a lovefest. If you dont have anything of substance to say, which it is obvious you dont, then stay off this blog.

      As for Sexier, why not post a photo so we can all decide how sexy you are. My guess is, not.

      • Sexier Republicana permalink
        February 4, 2010 3:18 pm

        Sexier doesn’t cater to children. Small boys have small toys.

  14. Atlas Write-Up permalink
    February 14, 2010 11:37 pm

    You guys got a write-up on the Bay Ridge Journal:

    “An Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn poll finds that Marty Golden is basically a Democrat?”

  15. Breaking News! Empty on funding, Acorn shutters around the country! permalink
    February 22, 2010 3:24 pm

    Acorn Crime Family shutting down nationwide!

  16. Wack-a-Mole Golden Gopher permalink
    March 27, 2010 8:26 pm

    I just reread “Introducing Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn” ( by John Galt, August 4, 2009) and was particularly struck by the following lines which jumped out to me from the rest, even though JG’s emphasis may have been on other points and his entire message was intended to be considered in its wholesome totality:

    “….It’s about the political party…[ Brooklyn’s Republican Party ] whose values aggressively inoculate individual liberty, good government and capitalism against the plague of statism and socialism that is spreading at all levels of American government.
    “It’s about this historic party [ Brooklyn’s Republican Party ] of decent, righteous principles that has, regrettably, become so infected with fractured agendas and incompetent, self-serving individuals, it only pays mere lip service to these values….
    “But above all, it’s about fixing this party – Brooklyn’s Republican Party – so that the people of Brooklyn can begin to shrug off the burdens from an ever-imploding, uncompetitive Republican Party and the dysfunctional, corrupt government of New York that is born out of partisan monopoly.”

    A recent New York Post Editorial “TAX-HIKE BACK STAB”( March 19, 2010) [] seems very relevant for your readers’ consideration in light of the above-quoted portion of material from ASIB at its inception.

    That editorial decries a bill that easily passed the New York State Senate by a vote of 56-2 called “The Education Mandate Relief Act”, the name of which the editorial states is a lie. I have no complaint with the tenor of the entire editorial, but I do wish to focus on the portion that I think is most germane to those who read ASIB and want to fix Brooklyn’s Republican Party—-

    “…And Republicans — who piously aver to tax-hike chastity these days — voted for the bill unanimously.
    So that makes them damned liars.
    Here’s how the ripoff works: By law, if voters reject a school budget, the board can adopt a “contingency” plan that holds spending to little more than inflation.
    But the bill at hand dramatically raises this year’s cap, sending tax rates soaring.
    Oh, sure, its backers have their excuses. [] Costs — teacher salaries, pensions, etc. — go up, and school boards need more tax revenue to pay for it.
    Blah, blah, blah.
    The fact is, there isn’t enough money in the world to keep the education cartel happy, especially the teachers’ unions — and they call the shots in Albany.
    And make no mistake: That’s why [] GOP honcho Dean Skelos [and his band of two-faced Republican grabbers who voted unanimously) signed on to the bill.”


    Did Marty Golden vote for this? One presumes so, since the Republican vote in the State Senate was unanimously in favor of it, and it would demonstrate Golden’s support for the UFT agenda in Albany.

    Do we Republicans in the 22nd Senatorial District send Marty Golden to Albany to represent us or the UFT?

  17. WAMGG Appendix permalink
    March 28, 2010 1:04 am

    To: Anyone Interested Senator Martin Golden voted yes (“Aye”) (see ****>>>> <<<>>> Aye Golden <<<<****
    Aye Griffo Aye Hannon Aye Hassell/Thompson Nay Huntley
    Aye Johnson C Aye Johnson O Aye Klein Aye Krueger
    Aye Kruger Aye Lanza Aye Larkin Aye LaValle
    Aye Leibell Aye Libous Aye Little Aye Marcellino
    Aye Maziarz Aye McDonald Aye Montgomery Exc Morahan
    Aye Nozzolio Aye Onorato Aye Oppenheimer Aye Padavan
    Aye Parker Aye Perkins Aye Ranzenhofer Aye Robach
    Aye Saland Aye Sampson Aye Savino Aye Schneiderman
    Aye Serrano Aye Seward Aye Skelos Aye Smith
    Aye Squadron Aye Stachowski Aye Stavisky Aye Stewart-Cousins
    Aye Thompson Aye Valesky Aye Volker Aye Winner
    Aye Young

  18. WAMGG Appendix permalink
    March 28, 2010 1:09 am

    Re: 03/15/10 Vote on “Education Mandate Relief Act” S5523-A
    Senate Vote— Aye: 56; Nay: 2
    Members voted as follows:
    Aye Adams Aye Addabbo Aye Alesi Aye Aubertine
    Aye Bonacic Aye Breslin Aye DeFrancisco Aye Diaz
    Aye Dilan Nay Duane Aye Espada Aye Farley
    Exc Flanagan Aye Foley Exc Fuschillo Aye Golden
    Aye Griffo Aye Hannon Aye Hassell/Thompson Nay Huntley
    Aye Johnson C Aye Johnson O Aye Klein Aye Krueger
    Aye Kruger Aye Lanza Aye Larkin Aye LaValle
    Aye Leibell Aye Libous Aye Little Aye Marcellino
    Aye Maziarz Aye McDonald Aye Montgomery Exc Morahan
    Aye Nozzolio Aye Onorato Aye Oppenheimer Aye Padavan
    Aye Parker Aye Perkins Aye Ranzenhofer Aye Robach
    Aye Saland Aye Sampson Aye Savino Aye Schneiderman
    Aye Serrano Aye Seward Aye Skelos Aye Smith
    Aye Squadron Aye Stachowski Aye Stavisky Aye Stewart-Cousins
    Aye Thompson Aye Valesky Aye Volker Aye Winner
    Aye Young


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