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“Conservative Republican” Judge Attacks Lopez, “On Target” in Boro Park Debate

February 26, 2010

Thanks to Isaac, one of our readers, we were alerted to a number of articles about the recent debate in the 44th City Council district race.

Jonathan Judge, the libertarian/conservative Republican candidate was apparently very impressive and has received generally favorable reviews for his performance.

From news stories to blog comments, Mr. Judge was very well received and apparently did a good job attacking the Democratic machine candidate David Greenfield, who has been backed by Democratic Sympathizer Marty Golden and Vito Lopez together.

Isaac Abraham of the news site wrote this of Mr. Judge:

Mr. Judge was on target with most of his responses about the budget, taxes, gay rights and the old party system, attacking the Democratic machine. One of the best shots he took at Mr. Greenfield, who was sitting to his left, was for parading around town announcing that he had the support of Brooklyn Democratic Chairman Vito Lopez, who had more news reports of scandals than the former chairman, Clarence Norman. I wonder why former State Senator Joe Bruno was found guilty and is serving time for doing the same thing the Mr. Lopez has been doing for years (as reported in the NY Post) while Vito is still walking the streets.

Mr. Judge also took a shot at all the endorsements that fellow candidate Joe Lazar received by claiming to change the system because it is broken. Judge was very articulate and directly responded to most of the questions asked.

One of our emailers cued us to the fact that many of the comments on this Jewish news site were positive. One commentator wrote:

I believe judge will be a better candidate then any of the stooges.

As Issac pointed out the 18% real estate tax….Judge as a conservative will vote against it etc etc

Judge is the kind of guy that has fire power he wont stop just with a nay he will go all the way

Hes got passion

Aside from flexing his Republican muscles, Mr. Judge also emphasized that he is able to work with any individuals of whatever party, religion or ethnicity they have.

For video of the debate, go here.

We wonder what this strong performance means for the Brooklyn GOP. It cannot look good that they left Mr. Judge behind and that he seems to be doing well enough without their help.

It looks even worse that rather than attending the debate and supporting a Republican in the race, they held a cocktail party on the same day as the debate, hosted with Democrat-in-Spirit Marty Golden. We reported that story to you earlier this week.

More importantly, the debate was not a good moment for Marty Golden or the Conservative Party. Both endorsed Mr. Greenfield and both, we have been told, were not applauded at the debate. Also not mentioned at the debate or in the press coverage is Mr. Greenfield’s apparent lawsuit against three other candidates, including Mr. Judge.

So, all in all, a good week for anti-establishment Republicans in Brooklyn as Jonathan Judge makes some serious in roads in the race for the 44th City Council Distirct seat!

  1. As Craig Eaton call us.... Digital Armchair Activist(s)! permalink
    February 26, 2010 3:54 pm

    Go Johnny, go! Jonathan is the man du jour!

    It is 100% clear that there is a lot wrong with the Brooklyn GOP – at the top. It’s a complex milieu of appalling personalities, fat abd bloated egos and chronically poor leadership decisions.

    Craig-ie Eaton and Marty Golden-turd ought to go. The borough Republican Party rank and file and grass roots citizens ought to force these useless, brainless idiots from the GOP scene. Enough is enough!

    Also, Jerry Kassar, Gerry O’Brien and Dr. Sour-Kraus are all part of the current cesspool that mismanages and corrupts the KCRC, physically located at the law firm of Eaton and Torrenzano LLP, at 1662 Sheepshead Bay Road, Brooklyn NY 11235

    ( f/y/i- the Putz tries to hide this fact now; it is no longer specified where the KCRC office/HQ is on the “new and improved” website)

  2. Gerry O'Hack permalink
    February 26, 2010 4:01 pm

    “I’ll get you and your little dog, too!” LOL

    Sorry I was channeling O’Brien for a sec.

  3. Stephanie Stadler permalink
    February 26, 2010 4:19 pm

    Digital Armchair Activist is a bit impassioned today. However, the KCRC does indeed have their address listed on the KCRC website, which is the same address/location as Craig A. Eaton’s Eaton and Torrenzano LLP, 1662 Sheepshead Bay Road, Brooklyn, NY 11235. This arrangement is not sensible and not wise for the KCRC “leadership” to continue to allow since there are issues, possible labor law sticky problems and the firm’s legal cases that could be in conflict with the Party’s goals and which often results in “unkosher” influence peddling. As such, the KCRC chair ought to make his firm’s client list publicly available so we can be sure there is certainly no such conflict happening.

    The Jerry Kassar-esque Brooklyn borough Conservative Party has an incestuous, “too close for comfort,” relationship with the current KCRP chairman and Marty “Bay Ridge Manor” Golden, metaphorically speaking.

    Until the next righteous rant, let us not say “Au Revoir”…. instead let us enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and a glass of Chianti…..

  4. Monika from Dyker Heights permalink
    February 26, 2010 4:33 pm

    Jonathan Judge, bless his heart and earnest efforts for our community, rightfully is running on the Republican line. That is appropriate.

    Perhaps in the future, after the 44th City Council Special Election and going forward, Jonathan Judge can also run on the Libertarian Party line. There is precedent for this. The new Republican council member from the 19th District in Northeast Queens, Dan Halloran, was elected last November on the Republican and Libertarian Party lines (as well as the NYS Independence Party and NYS Conservative lines too).

    As a Libertarian I believe the GOP and the Libertarian Party have a great deal in common and are philosophicallysimilar. Smaller government, less taxes, more freedom!

    The Brooklyn Libertarian Party was formally established on May 17, 2009

  5. Hush Little Gallo, Don't You Cry permalink
    February 26, 2010 9:12 pm

    Someone should call Russell Gallo’s job and tell them about his online antics, his threats and his personal behavior. It’s his own fault for being a moron.

  6. Cherry O'Brien permalink
    February 26, 2010 9:21 pm

    The lid will be shut on Gerry if he continues to meddle with Brooklyn Republicans.

    • Anita "Anthill" O'Hack permalink
      February 26, 2010 11:07 pm

      G&A are bad for the party. They both should head to warmer climates. I would recommend the pit of hell.

  7. Registered Democrat, Leans Republican permalink
    February 27, 2010 9:03 am

    Jonathan did excellently in the debate.

  8. Walter Winchell permalink
    February 27, 2010 1:00 pm

    … – – -…/… – – – …/ …- – – … //// FLASH/// …- – – … //// Good morning Mister and Missuz Atlas Shrugging in Brooklyn, and all your boats in your bathtubs in Park Slope, Crown Heights Dyker Heights and Marine Park . ////Let’s go to press … – – -…/… – – – …/ …- – – … ////

    Sherman Billingsly came running out of his office at the Stork with something that he’d just printed off the internet. “I don’t think you’ll believe this even after you seen it,” he shouted.

    Boy, was “just call me …herman” right about this one!

    … – – -…/… – – – …/ …- – – … /// FLASH/// …- – – … /// Ripped straight from the bloggospere////// The other folks at JIUA have shot themselves in the foot yet another time with this great piece of satire about ////get this//// Marty Golden for President /// Yes, of the United States///I mean, you can’t make this stuff up/////.

    The item by the JIUA omni-blogger “AAA” must have been written by some liberal Democrat because no serious Republican or conservative could really think that it said anything good for anybody who claims to be a Republican-Conservative, like State Senator Martin Golden.

    With only a little tweaking to make it a critique insted of a “puff piece” and you’d have a great conservative Republican attack screed against the Golden one.

    AAA’s litany of “great things” done by State Senator Golden are nothing but increases to entitlements, criminalization of our constitutional gun rights and slovenly sops to our
    liberal-independant-and not-republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg. They must be really worried about a Democratic challenge in November.

    Unfortunately, “AAA” and TJIUA have overlooked the Republican and Conservative Primaries in September.

    “AAA” and TJIUA keep up the good work////

  9. widget permalink
    February 27, 2010 3:08 pm

    Let’s hope the Brooklyn GOP either doesn’t endorse a Democrat or endorses Jonathan or there will be hell to pay. I can feel it…

  10. Lopez and Golden Distant Cousins permalink
    February 27, 2010 6:22 pm

    The party is acting the way it is because they’re frankly used to losing. They don’t know how to do anything else. They don’t help candidates. They back lousy candidates. They don’t support good candidates.

    Then again, I think Vito Lopez and Marty Golden must be distant cousins.

  11. Craig Eaton is clueless! permalink
    February 27, 2010 10:05 pm

    This new gem on the Brooklyn GOP website:

    Republican Twentysomethings are being invited to an evening of casual food, drink and conversation on Thursday, March 4th in Park Slope.

    The free event will run from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

    Lesli Rice, Director of Youth Activities for the Brooklyn Republican Party, said the event is “just one of our ongoing activities to reach out to different kinds of Republican voters, and get them involved.” She added, “March 4th is a free event. We want our younger GOP neighbors to join us, and bring a friend.”

    County Chairman Craig Eaton added, “Young people who share our Republican philosophy are invited to come down and meet their fellow GOP neighbors, but the emphasis on March 4th is social, not strictly political.”

    The event will be held at Korzo, located at 667 Fifth Avenue at 20th Street, in Southern Park Slope. The R train station at Prospect Avenue is less than 4 blocks away.

    Is this what Craig A. Eaton Esq. had in mind on December 21, 2007 in The New York Times?

    A Republican Crows in Brooklyn

  12. Dedicated to the Most Deserving and Worthy Leslie Rice permalink
    February 28, 2010 3:28 am

    She never mentioned her nickname in high school was “Veruca.” Hmm…

    Guess that shoot leads right to the Brooklyn GOP?

  13. green fields are made of this permalink
    February 28, 2010 10:19 pm

    David Greenberg has no chance of beating Jonathan in a debate. He was very well received!

  14. Dedicated to the Most Deserving and Worthy Gerry O'Brien permalink
    February 28, 2010 11:16 pm

    Gerry never said he was nicknamed Augustus in high school. Now, you can see why. Poor thing… LOL

  15. Dedicated to Jonathan Judge and the Brooklyn GOP permalink
    February 28, 2010 11:34 pm

    Mr. Judge, the winner takes it all. Since the Brooklyn GOP hasn’t won anything in a very long time, I’m guessing you’ll have that honor.

  16. Marcus permalink
    March 1, 2010 8:05 am

    Brooklyn G.O.P. Votes to Let Bloomberg In from March 4, 2009 (almost 1 year ago!)

    Question: is the Brooklyn GOP better off or worse off in 2010 than it was when “The Duke of Bay Ridge” became chair in 2007?

    I think we all know the right answer.

    Craig, do the right thing for the Party and leave from the GOP scene.

    “Brooklyn Republicans are online, and we are using the Internet to build a real grassroots organization, not just to raise money and send e-mail,” said Eaton.

  17. BBB permalink
    March 1, 2010 12:36 pm

    I see Rudy Giuliani endorsed Michael grimm in the 13th CD race. I guess Eaton didnt have enough clout despite being the “first” to endorse Rudy for everything under the sun to get him to endorse his boy Allegretti. Nice job craig- Im sure Allegretti is pleased with your support and leadership for him!

  18. Maya permalink
    March 1, 2010 1:31 pm

    I rec’d an e-mail newsletter from the New York Young Republican Club, Inc. (Manhattan) which I want to share with my ASIB friends who may want to see Jonathan Judge speak again before the Special Election for the 44th City Council District.

    Save the date! Next NYYRC Speaker Forum:

    Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 7:00 pm (1900 Hours)

    Jonathan Judge

    Republican Candidate for 44th Council District in Brooklyn

    Rev. Michel Faulkner

    Republican Candidate for New York’s 15th Congressional District, the seat currently held by Rep. Charlie Rangel (D))

    James Taranto

    Author of “Best of the Web Today”

    “2010 holds much promise for Republicans, but it will take an immense effort to elect responsible, honorable, and effective representatives to help reign in government at all levels. A mid-year congressional election is a crucial event in politics, setting the stage for the nation as it heads into its next presidential election. As a proudly independent club, we will work alongside other organizations that share our principles to support only the best candidates New York has to offer.”

    – Katie A. Manzi, President
    New York Young Republican Club, Inc.

  19. Bertram Scudder permalink
    March 1, 2010 4:19 pm

    Speaking of Republican Reformers and a need for change from the status quo – in Brooklyn and citywide too – we should highlight some candidates of the GOP persuasion who would definitely make a positive difference in our city. Jonathan Judge is such a person. Another is Michael Faulkner who is running against Congressman Charlie Rangel (15th C.D. NY) in Harlem.

    “Politics as usual” is enough!

  20. Queen of Spades permalink
    March 1, 2010 7:03 pm

    …And the Queen Said, “Off With His Head!””


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