As Rumors of Republican Trickery Abound, Jewish Media Concentrate on Jonathan Judge
We’ve discussed him before. He’s sometimes been a figure of interest on this blog. Some have even (incorrectly) believed that he is one of our contributors here at Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn.
In fact, there are many reasons to concentrate on Jonathan Judge. For us, we’ve appreciated his principled stance against the petty party politics of the Brooklyn GOP. For some reason, his activity and maverick ways have angered the party establishment, which has demonstrated a brazen disregard for the needs of their constituents. We’ve heard from some that have emailed us that a great many shenanigans have been going on behind the scenes of Mr. Judge’s election, most especially Republican trickery.
But as these events are unfolding, it appears Mr. Judge has made some important in roads with a critical group in the 44th City Council race: the Jewish Media.
We couldn’t help but notice a recent interview posted on Mr. Judge’s website with the periodical Hamodia, one of the most well-read Jewish media sources in the world. Here’s an excerpt of Mr. Judge discussing what is candidacy is all about:
I am campaigning everywhere. My candidacy represents a unique opportunity to achieve unity in the district, so we can help everybody. I intend to work with every leader in the Jewish community, as well as in the Italian, the Russian, the Pakistani and all the other communities that make up the 44th Council District.
What people decide at the ballot box, however they decide to vote, that’s fine — that’s their decision. But I want to make it clear that it is time for us to look at the big picture, and that we can accomplish a lot more if we have more of this district mobilized behind common goals that we can accomplish, [as we] work with city government, city agencies, and the rest of the city council to get things done for the district.
This is apparently the message that the Brooklyn GOP and The Golden Prince wish to ignore. It doesn’t surprise us that they have declared war on unity in the 44th City Council race, being as they already have done that in “managing” their fractured base.
In fact, to our knowledge, they have not endorsed Mr. Judge in the election or any candidate, which is shameful. He is the only one with experience in the race and as an excellent platform.
Judge will also be at a debate next week hosted by another Jewish newspaper, the details of which we have not yet learned. When we do find out, we will provide an update for you.
This is all on top of an article that came out this week in The New York Post about Mr. Judge.
So, overall, it seems, the 44th CD race has been good to Mr. Judge. We wish him well and hope that our fellow libertarians and Republicans will give him their eye in the weeks to come.
We sure will.