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Swinging With Lopez: Judge Slams Liberal Machine Candidate Greenfield’s Lawsuits

March 8, 2010

Well, the Judge campaign is going after liberal Democrat David Greenfield in a recent press release posted online. In it, Mr. Judge takes a cue from those of us who have already noticed the inherent similarities between Mr. Greenfield’s recent legal challenges and once wannabe State Senator (now President) Obama.

Here is the story:

DAVID GREENFIELD AND VITO LOPEZ MACHINE USE OBAMA-STYLE TACTICS TO HIJACK ELECTION

The Jonathan Judge for City Council campaign has released the following statement:

“David Greenfield has taken all possible steps to limit the choices of the voters in the upcoming Special Election by using every form of chicanery in the Democratic machine’s political handbook.

“Greenfield has used the connections of Democratic Party boss Vito Lopez to eliminate his competition entirely. He has secured Carl Landicino of Borchert, Genovesi, LaSpina & Landicino, P.C., a frequent Lopez lackey, to represent him in his frivolous lawsuits against the other candidates. Mr. Greenfield is the only candidate that has brought any lawsuits in this race. In so doing, Mr. Greenfield is wasting the taxpayers’ dime and the voters’ time rather than engaging in a serious campaign to gain community support, as Jonathan has.

“Mr. Greenfield claims that the law must be followed and that every candidate must have a valid number of signatures. The Judge campaign agrees. For that reason, we believe every signature collected by Mr. Judge should be considered in an open and fair forum and not in the undemocratic manner Mr. Greenfield has used. Mr. Judge has collected far above the number of legal signatures required, and the voters have the right to see his name appear on the ballot.

“Mr. Greenfield has used Obama-style legal tactics to undermine this race. The Judge campaign believes the pressure must be getting to Mr. Greenfield and that he does not believe he can win without knocking people off the ballot.

“This lawsuit against Jonathan is without merit, and those supporting him condemn the political tactics being taken by Mr. Greenfield and the old hands backing him. He is distracting from the political process and hurting our district by reminding our neighbors just what injustices machine politics can produce.

“Mr. Greenfield should withdraw these lawsuits and let the voters decide who the next councilman will be in the 44th Council District.”

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Ouch! That’s gotta hurt!

We’re glad, however, that the cold-blooded Brooklyn Democratic machine is finally being challenged for the corrupt entity it is.

Anything that questions their power or influence is a good thing.

We commend Mr. Judge for his willingness to go after these Democratic creatures and wish him well.

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8 Comments
  1. Cicero permalink
    March 8, 2010 7:33 pm

    This article in City Hall News is apropos to the topic.

    The Lion in Winter:
    Vito Lopez And The End Of County
    By David Freedlander

    http://www.cityhallnews.com/newyork/article-1163-the-lion-in-winter.html

  2. Seneca permalink
    March 8, 2010 10:06 pm

    How come the mainstream media isn’t picking up on this story? I guess they’re all busy trying to cover for Greenfield and Vito. All hail the Brooklyn machine! Disgusting…

  3. Young Republican permalink
    March 9, 2010 12:33 am

    Did anyone see the new nygop.org? It’s pretty cool. The dems are also rolling out a new website, I’m not sure who was first.

  4. Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos permalink
    March 9, 2010 8:13 am

    “Specifically, Mr. Eaton said, the party has made plans to be more aggressive in identifying and grooming candidates to run for local offices, beginning in 2008. The party will also conduct what he calls a “school of politics” for potential candidates and campaign workers.”

    A blast from the past: December 21, 2007

    “To hear Craig A. Eaton tell it, this is the best time to be a Republican in Brooklyn. Mr. Eaton, the newly elected chairman of the Brooklyn Republican Party, said that his goal is to breathe new life into a party operation that, even he admits, was on life support.”

    http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/21/a-republican-crows-in-brooklyn/

    Ask this question, and perhaps ASIB should have an online poll:
    Is the Brooklyn GOP better off or worse off or neither since Craig A. Eaton Esq. became borough chairman in 2007?

    Most people reading this comment know the answer! Craig Eaton is inept and unfit to be Brooklyn GOP chairman.

  5. Cicero permalink
    March 9, 2010 8:22 am

    Not only those excellent points Spiros, but we should also applau Craig Eaton for being the first GOP chair in the boroughs to help Mayor Bloomberg run for a 3rd term on the GOP line.

    Is the “Sugar Tax” a nice Republican, conservative idea?

    Thanks Craig for all you’ve done to advance the Brooklyn GOP since you became chair in 2007! It would not have been the same without you!

    Mayor Bloomberg Calls for Sugar Tax!

    http://www.nypolitics.com/2010/03/08/mayor-bloomberg-calls-for-sugar-tax/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NypoliticscomNewYorksPoliticalResourceForNewsAndInformation+%28NYPolitics.com+New+Yorks+Political+Resource+for+News+and+Information%29

  6. Wag-the-Dog permalink
    March 9, 2010 8:58 am

    Back to the issue of Election Law challenges to JJ’s petitions,briefly recall the story of the scorpion and the frog. Mr Greenfield is the candidate of the Democrat Party organization— it should be/ have been/ expected that they would bring their “A-game” anti-petition operation into play. This was especially true since JJ’s candidacy probably would have effected negativly and disproportionately the Greenfield campaign.

    Some of the other Republicans in this county believe that Greenfield and company have JJ off the ballot. Since politics ain’t beanbag, suck it up, take whatever counter-measures are necessary to see to it that JJ stays on the ballot. Don’t go around complaining that scorpions act like scorpions, unless there is a Black Adder style “Clever Plan” in the works.

    If there is and it succeeds, I will call my “Deep Throat” and LMAO.

  7. Florence Nightengale permalink
    March 11, 2010 6:37 pm

    The Jewish Press (a weekly newspaper) Editorial Board endorsed Joe Lazar for City Council‏ for the 44th District.

    http://www.jewishpress.com/Content.cfm?contentid=42883

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