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Atlas Poll Demonstrates Golden Prince’s Wheels Coming Undone Due to Détente With Democrats

February 20, 2010

Our unscientific poll of our readers has thus far demonstrated that Sen. Marty Golden’s détente with Democrats has not been well received.

Atlas has held Senator Marty Golden (aka The Golden Prince) to account for his actions in the past year. As you know, he has engaged in some questionable non-Republican behavior recently. He appeared at an ACORN rally with radical activist Bertha Lewis and has endorsed a liberal Democrat in the 44th City Council race over Young Republican leader Jonathan Judge, the only qualified candidate in the race from what I can tell.

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

Given 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 310 votes have been tallied.

Here are the percentages:

1. He’s essentially a Democrat, supports Democrats like Espada, and is hurting the Brooklyn GOP (52%)

2. I liked him, but I don’t like his ACORN activism or support of Democrats (23%)

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 (12%)

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

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9 Comments
  1. Greenfield is a Hypocrite permalink
    February 20, 2010 1:55 pm

    Marty Golden is a sell-out and a whore, and even he once admitted that.

  2. Democrat Over Marty permalink
    February 20, 2010 3:10 pm

    Marty Golden is not serving the needs of our community. He’s lost money since the Senate is Republican. Maybe if a we elect a Democrat, we’ll start getting more money to our district.

  3. Cicero permalink
    February 20, 2010 3:32 pm

    If Brookyn Republicans and other citizen voters of the NYS 22nd Senate District can democratically retire Marty Golden from political/elected office, then that result will also ultimately force Craig Eaton to leave the KCRP chairmanship. Craig was helped into the chair position because of Marty Golden.

    In 2004/2005, Marty was trying to talk Craig Eaton into running against Vincent Gentile for the 43rd City Council seat. Craig obviously declined to run for it, but it was being considered at the time.

    The Brooklyn GOP will be in a stronger position to re-group and revitalize when Marty and Craig (and O’Brien and Kraus) are gone from the political scene. We have to deplete the dead weight and disgusting charlatan from the Party.

    Hola S.R.! How ya’ livin’ Sugar? 😉

  4. I Like Mike permalink
    February 20, 2010 3:37 pm

    Run Mike Run

  5. Maya Karpinski permalink
    February 20, 2010 3:51 pm

    Marty Golden + Craig Eaton + Gerry O’Brien + Dr. Kruas = Charlatans galore!

    Charlatan: swindler, fraud, faker.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charlatan

  6. Pork Belly permalink
    February 20, 2010 4:09 pm

    Maya is spot on. Hammer. Head. Ouch, establishment!

  7. Cicero permalink
    February 22, 2010 8:24 am

    This is another example of why the NYC Republican Party needs reform – in Queens, in Brooklyn, in each borough!

    The GOP county chairs and “leaders” are part of our problem. They offer the Republican line cheaply to politicians with no history, loyalty and track records with the Republican Party.

    I’m sick of politics as usual. Craig Eaton and Phil Ragusa, as well as the people supporting them, such as Marty Golden and Jerry Kassar, etc., are an obstacle to our needed reform agenda.

    This is an example of what I mean. This will buttress my point.

    from The Daily Gotham political blog >

    Helen Sears, Republican?

    Helen Sears has switched sides.

    Just six months ago, Helen Sears was fighting to hold on to her City Council seat in Jackson Heights, Queens. She hadn’t done much over the past eight years, and had voted to give herself a shot at a third term. Still, the Queens County Democratic machine, which was going to back Daniel Dromm for the seat before term limits were extended, now switched to longtime machine member Sears. (It’s possible that they went so far as to make some sort of deal with Alfonso Quiroz, who had planned to run but dropped out suddenly and endorsed Sears. So far, there doesn’t seem to be any payoff for Quiroz, however, despite several opportunities, so that possibility is in doubt.) Dromm got the active backing of the Working Families Party, and the fight was on.

    Dromm won. Sears lost.

    Now Hiram Monserrate has been expelled from the state Senate and a special election has been called for March 16. The Democratic machine (along with a lot of non-machine aligned people) is backing Assembly member José Peralta. Peralta is not completely clean (there are some pretty bad campaign finance violations), but he’s about 99 44/100% better than Monserrate.

    Meanwhile, Sears has turned against the party that used to back her. She has gotten the Republican line.

    Why? Read on…

    http://dailygotham.com/danjacoby/blog/helensearsrepublican

  8. Alison Faith Nash permalink
    February 22, 2010 10:42 am

    Cicero makes good assessments.

    In retrospection the NYC Republican chairs and county executive committees would have been prudent in 2009 to have let Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg run for his 3rd term “solo” on the NYS Independence Party line – or –
    as a small “I” independent (no party affiliation).

    This was another example of our Republican Party leaders promoting, selling and advertising the GOP line incredibly cheap. Voters with any common sense and sagacity see through this political mishegos! Savvy citizens who have knowledge and “savoir-faire” see right through this rubbish.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mishigas

  9. Dr. Robert Stadler permalink
    February 22, 2010 11:29 am

    Craig Eaton and Company are irrelevant and a waste of energy. This is a lost cause.

    The Kings County Republican Reformers ought to start independent Republican clubs in our borough and organize separately from the “flotsam and jetsam” mismanaging and prostituting the Brooklyn GOP/KCRC.

    “Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.”

    – Alexander Haig 1924-2010

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