Golden Comrade Bertha Lewis Decries Tea Party Movement, Promotes Socialism
Marty, you sure know how to pick em.
In a recent online video posted to YouTube, ACORN Amazon Bertha Lewis was filmed going on a rant promoting socialism and bashing what she calls the Tea Party “bowel movement” (I must say, that actually is clever). That video was forwarded to us by a kind reader of our blog.
Why do any of us care what Bertha Lewis has to say, besides the fact that ACORN has been and remains a very controversial group in national politics? Because, as you recall, Marty Golden worked closely with Ms. Lewis and her community organizers promoting the Atlantic Yards project.
Here’s the video:
Now, many of us here in Brooklyn have friends relatives or ourselves in unions, or are Democrats, or are left of center. There are what I would call “reasonable” Democrats and independent-minded Democrats who call out corruption and dislike the political disfunction in this state regardless of party (I would count Bay Ridge Interpol among that group).
Then, you have your Looney Toons, like Bertha Lewis.
Now, whether you agree with the Atlantic Yards project or not, who you choose to stand next to in a fight or when you’re taking a side on an issue in politics says a great deal about your character, in my opinion.
Which is why so many of our readers and we here at Atlas were extremely dismayed to see Bay Ridge’s “great” State Senator Marty Golden engaging in some kind of Bertha Lewis rally some time ago:
Given that and this new video, we have some questions for the Senator:
Do you regret the decision to stand with Bertha Lewis last year?
Do you agree with her positions? If not, why would you dare give credence to her message by standing with her?
Should we take your decision to stand with Ms. Lewis as a reflection of your personal politics or your self-interested machinations?
Can’t you understand why Republicans would be dismayed to see you working with her organizations given its national agenda and the fact that you have personally supported Democrats yourself?
Because every time a video like this comes out, it just reminds us all of how much we question your judgment, Mr. Senator.
And still, we have no answers.
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