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The Return of Jonathan Judge: After Controversial Election Dismissal, Judge Gains Attention

June 4, 2010

Folks, we all remember the egregious events surrounding the 44th City Council Race.

That race saw State Senator Marty Golden shun the race’s Republican candidate(s) and team up with Democratic Godfather Vito Lopez to force liberal David Greenfield upon our borough and the 44th. With a combination of corruption, Board of Elections controversy and legal trickery, the Consolidated Democratic-Republican Political Monopoly of Brooklyn (which I believe includes Lopez, Golden, and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio), through their own actions and those of their proxies (such as Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton and Conservative Party Chieftain and Golden employee Jerry Kassar), brought about their achieved result: the removal of a genuine reform candidate such as Jonathan Judge, who we believe represents an “existential threat” to what the political establishment represents.

But even after a controversial elections process and “intellectually dishonest” appeal, Mr. Judge is back in the political spotlight, working his organizational ties and having a recent media presence.

Some consider Mr. Judge to be one of the most visible rising stars in GOP politics today. He is the President of the Brooklyn Young Republican Cub, an organization which, according to its website, seeks to “resist and expose corruption and promote reform in national, State and municipal affairs.”

That’s something we here at Atlas can appreciate.

Due to the election, Mr. Judge has recently become a very visible figure in Brooklyn politics. He has even laughably been accused of as being a writer for this blog. As you will recall, Marty Golden’s serf Jerry Kassar even made a vague allusion to allegations that Mr. Jonathan Judge is behind “a blog that the uses nonexistent people to attack many…on a very personal basis.” In that piece, we confirmed that Mr. Judge does not write for this blog.

Judge’s organization, the Young Republicans, recently took Republican politics in our city into the 21st century, holding what they call their “Brooklyn YR ActionCast,” a live online streaming production featuring candidates, political commentators and average Republicans discussing issues relevant to the borough.

I recently finished watching the ActionCast, and it appears to have a great deal of potential. Discussion included the election in the 49th Assembly District, Glenn Beck and Puerto Rico, and local GOP issues. While technical issues are always a concern with anything online (trust me, we here at Atlas understand those difficulties), the rewards of online communication are enormous. Atlas has recorded well over 100,000 viewers in less than a year of blogging about local, state and national issues and how their relate to Brooklyn. Technology is not the future but the present, and Mr. Judge and his organization seem to recognize that. In fact, we noticed Roy Antoun, whom my colleague Dagny refers to as the “unofficial philosopher of the Brooklyn GOP Revolution,” was one of the guests during this live meeting. At one point, Mr. Antoun indicated the importance of blogging in politics and urged watchers to “keep blogging!”

We wholeheartedly agree, of course.

But besides his activity in his organization, Mr. Judge has recently been popping up in news stories offering commentary, most recently about the 13th Congressional race, which we have been covering.

In at least two news stories, Mr. Judge was quoted regarding the politics of the race. My colleagues and I could not help noticing that, of all the people to be reached for comment, Mr. Judge was the political mind the news media went to to ask about the race, rather than Merlin of Malice Gerry O’Brien, who has been spinning in an eddy of controversy ever since his alleged assault of Mr. Judge last year. Mr. O’Brien was also accused of stealing election materials.

Why does this matter?

It matters because individuals like Mr. Judge, who have become voices of reform in our borough, should never be discouraged from being active in politics or having their voice heard, as is their right in this country.

We cannot allow ourselves to be bullied by the goons of our party and their thuggish political guttersnipes. They have no home in our party. They are invaders and impostors who have disgraced the sterling image of true Republican values that have existed in our borough since the time of Lincoln. They shame our party with their failures and their lack ingenuity. Their deals with Democrats hurt our borough by stifling political competition and promoting monopolistic political regimes that have suffocated our borough’s districts for far too long.

In addressing these problems, the recent Brooklyn GOP Revolution, most especially the heated blitzkrieg of the Bay Ridge Cabal on the 49th Assembly District, has reached a fever pitch.

To see figures like Mr. Judge remaining active in their communities and in the party means that those of us pushing for reform have good days ahead of us.

The work will be hard, but we must unite and outflank the current establishment if we want to see politics have any traction in our borough.

If we do so, success is within our reach.

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30 Comments
  1. Jonathan is a Waste permalink
    June 4, 2010 10:39 pm

    What a waste of ink. Jonathan is loser – in every sense of the word. He was thrown off the ballot, left his position with the Bay Ridge Community Council and they were happy to see him go, has vanished from the scene and word is, was steadfastly supporting Joseph Dioguardi for US Senate, who barely got 8% of the vote. That was real funny – I hear the red headed boy wonder was waiving signs for the candidate in the back of the room (in the Guest section) because he couldnt get admitted into the good seats. And I also heard he is on the outs with the State YR Org and is getting thrown off the Board, is getting his license to run the YR’s taken away and will be left with nothing but debt from a failed race.

    Wow, you guys have really chosen a great horse to ger behind and to spotlight on this blog.

    Keep up the good work.

    • Existential Threat permalink
      June 4, 2010 10:56 pm

      Uh, Jonathan Judge represents an existential threat. That’s for sure. And if he’s such a waste of ink, why are the hate blogs talking about him 24/7?

      • Jonathan is a Waste permalink
        June 4, 2010 10:58 pm

        Going back to the old photo of Jonathan – what happened, he lost his sunglasses.

        Be careful, Jon, the sun will be out tomorrow

      • Existential Threat permalink
        June 4, 2010 11:03 pm

        Now you thugs are threatening people? How typical. Again, EXISTENTIAL THREAT.

      • Jonathan is a Waste permalink
        June 4, 2010 11:06 pm

        No threat – just dont want boy wonder to get sunburned – the red headed step-child would then have to stay home with Mommy and Daddy then.

      • Gerry is Angry permalink
        June 4, 2010 11:14 pm

        Gerry, are you just upset because the newspapers quote Jonathan now and not you? You must know you’re old an irrelevant LMFAO

  2. Craig Eaton's Ghost permalink
    June 5, 2010 2:51 am

    Craig Eaton’s Ghost:

    “But as Republican Chairman, Eaton instead chose to take on the one job in Brooklyn where you are simultaneously ignored and hated.”

    http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/30/19/30_19craigeaton.html

  3. Sexy Republicana permalink
    June 5, 2010 2:56 am

    I’m really diggin’ the new look, guys! Very nice!

  4. Norman Zhao permalink
    June 5, 2010 8:47 am

    Norman Zhao vowed to do more in an hour than Marty Golden has done in his entire term. Norman Zhao is the man to watch.

  5. Norman Zhao Has Cleaner Resume than Golden or Cipriano permalink
    June 5, 2010 10:54 am

    Norman Zhao has not yet gone to high school, but clearly has a vision and is truly “unsoiled”.

    Marty Golden has soiled himself and the Republican and Conservative Parties for years.

    Peter Cipriano may have “unsoiled enthusiasm”, but his personal history is already full of corrections, cross-outs. And, yes, there is a fair amount of fecal matter there– like about all of his success in high school politics and student organizations, for example.

  6. Doesn't Peter Cipriano Need Some Guidance and Direction? permalink
    June 5, 2010 11:31 am

    So young, and yet so screwed up and lost.

    PETER CIPRIANO sees himself as “New” “Unsoiled” and he ***”… resolved that [he] would not sit back and do nothing…”

    So after so many Republican defeats, PETER CIPRIANO “…got down to outreach and fundraising. It was around this time that [he] decided to defer one more semester to CUA so that [he] might build a strong organization…”

    How did that go for PETER CIPRIANO? ” As it turned out, [he] only had about a month to work on [his]PAC…” PETER CIPRIANO got a better offer, so he left his fundraising and organizing after one month to get a paid political job.

    Now he is being led by those lifelong Republican reformers and party-builders, Clorinda Annarumo (DiCarlo-Mega hack) and Craig Eaton (Golden hack).
    ______________________

    After *** all quotes are from CU 2009 website; bio for CU SAGA representative candidate– Peter Cipriano

  7. Jonathan, It's Powers--- Albany Powers, Baby! permalink
    June 5, 2010 1:05 pm

    JONATHAN JUDGE, “The Existentially Threatening Man” is back, BABY!!!

    That’s sure to put your personal Doctor Evil, Kings County Republican Chairman Craig Eaton into a funk– Oh, how Funkalacious, BABY!!!

    RUN, JON, RUN!!!

    Maybe, you should run for the Assembly for the 44th AD, then Marty Cootingham, Eaton’s mini-Me, can bring out his Cathedralastrous Concerned Catholic Citizens cards, again like for Greenberg– Greenstein– Fried Green Tomatoes, but not Republican Judge, OR REPUBLICAN THROWN UNDER THE BUS RICE.

    That’s sure to put Craig Eaton’s Joe Boxers in a bunch you know where–WEDGIETACULAR, BABY!!!

    I see Eaton’s Hate Blog, brooklypolitico, finally took down the poster of “OUR LADY OF ANNIHILATION”. Eaton’s such a sepulchraloid maniac he probably stole the “BVM SUICIDE” image form brooklynpolitico for his Roman Catholic-Republican Party of Brooklyn. I bet you the Bishop yells at him again, like for Eaton’s Haiti flyer deal– DeMarziolicious, BABY!

    See you and Cottingham and Eaton at church, BABY!

    • Craig Eaton After Granting The Wilson Pakula to Bloomberg permalink
      June 5, 2010 1:17 pm

      • Craig Eaton After Granting The Wilson Pakula to Bloomberg permalink
        June 5, 2010 1:19 pm

        Is that Marc D’Ottavio in the eye patch and Clorinda in the dominatrix outfit? LOL

      • Family Videos, Brilliant-- Dr. Evil, a/k/a Craig Eaton Powers permalink
        June 5, 2010 4:38 pm

        Bless their hearts, they are family, you know.

        Am I my brother’s keeper? — Only if I catch him.

        Nostalgialicious, BABY!

        AP

  8. Republican Ideals Not Republican Brand Is What Counts permalink
    June 5, 2010 11:14 pm

    Jonathan Judge very much has been about introducing sound conservative ideas and principals into the discussion of the future of the Republican Party in Brooklyn and finding a place for the new Brooklyn GOP in the Republican Party in New York State. He has also been about real outreach to potential Republicans who heretofore have not been interested or comfortable with the old fashioned GOP organizational framework.

    What if the existing GOP does not want to accommodate to any kind of “Jonathan Judge” or any vision of a Republican Party that does not resemble the GOP that elected Alphonse D’Amato, ie. the current party apparatus and the Finklestein and Mahoney game-plan.

    What if a “Republican Party” led by Craig Eaton or anybody like him has no place in Brooklyn? Where do we turn if a state-wide GOP led by Cox-Skelos and company, with a Lazio ticket falls further behind the Democrats, let’s say to the point of being run out of the State of New York?

    Do we need to call ourselves “Republican” when there is no republican virtue left in what’s called “The Republican Party”?

    RINO is the reality of the current NYS Republican Party and the entire Brooklyn GOP under Eaton and Golden is part and parcel of that.

  9. Young Republican permalink
    June 6, 2010 9:15 pm

    Is Jonathan running for the 44th in November? Let’s see how well he would have done…

    Btw, there is a candidate in Bay Ridge for the 60th AD. http://www.nicoleforassembly.com/ Did anyone see that? I’m just waiting to see the post where it says that the dem would be better just because this one stood next to Marty Golden.

    • Would have preferred Joe Cammarata permalink
      June 6, 2010 10:25 pm

      There already was an announced candidate for the 60th. Joe Cammarata would have been my choice. He previously fought a tough fight and nearly won two years ago. Instead of running a candidate with experience and potential to win, they once again run a no name, no experience candidate as a sacrificial lamb to the Democrat party.

  10. More Than Curious permalink
    June 6, 2010 10:02 pm

    Is she out of the closet?

    • Sexy Republicana permalink
      June 7, 2010 6:04 pm

      Let’s not be bigoted.

      • Quite Amusing permalink
        June 8, 2010 12:38 am

        It is quite amusing to note how the hippo-crit, hack-in-chief Jerry Kassar is fully supporting a woman’s woman.
        Great family values Jerry!

  11. Eaton's Boys to chant "Bring Out Your Dead"? permalink
    June 7, 2010 7:12 am

    XYor Z adversaries to the Craig Eaton crew are constantly being hectored on the other blogs for having “blood on their hands” or telling this that or the other constituency to “Drop Dead”. Recently they have added a trope about a book or article by Saul Alinsky. What next, steal story- and gag-lines from Monty Python?

    Most of the time the use of these obnoxious terms, similes and metaphors has no rational connection to any thing done or said by the people being attacked. Always, Craig Eaton’s wrecking crew use them to avoid any discussion, fair comment or criticism of Eaton and others supporting his regime. Their stream of hostile gibberish suggesting that anybody opposed to Eaton’s view of the world is a terrorist, anarchist, murderer, low level mobster or “President Gerald Ford”* is as much about seeming to answer the charges against them as it is to vent their anger at having been criticized at all.

    Since Eaton’s focus has been on Jonathan Judge for a long time and Judge remains Eaton’s number one contender for County Leader, Jonathan should expect more deadly-dull bloodsoaked prose from Eaton’s bloggers. Sadly, it goes with the territory.
    ______________

    * It should be noted that the “Drop Dead” line was pirated from the unfair 1970’s attacks on then Republican President Gerald Ford, because he had refused to directly bail out New York City from its financial mess at the time.

  12. Gerry O'Briens Corroded Artery permalink
    June 7, 2010 8:37 am

    Marc D’Ottavio is the goddamn maître d’ at Lai Yuen! What a joke.

    • Marc D'Ottavio permalink
      June 7, 2010 10:54 am

      So this blog thinks it’s a joke that someone works for a living. A title is meaningless(even though mine is General Manager). Do you feel that someone who makes an honest living can not be involved in politics on “your level”. Last time I looked the people who live in the 49th are hard working and honest. I don’t think my job would effect their opinion. And by the way thanks for the compliment Robert Wagner is a good looking man.

      • D'Ottavio = Clueless permalink
        June 7, 2010 5:45 pm

        D’Ottavio, you’re clearly not intelligent.

        Firstly, there is a difference between a “comment” and a “post.” I understand you were young a long time ago, but even those of us above a certain age have the ability to learn news words and concepts. So, just because one commentator attacks someone does not mean the entire blog does. I know you’re used to blogs where the commentator and the writer are the same person (usually Gerry O’Brien or Russell Gallo, or formerly Jeff Kraus–none have denied blogging), but relevant blogs usually have more than a handful of consistent readers. It would seem this blog is one of them.

        As for what the commentators here say, it’s not even a drop in the bucket compared to the venom spewing from The Jig and Brooklyn Politico. What about those Craig Eaton-sanctioned hate blogs?

        How about you comment on that?

        Or the fact that you were decimated in a very important race in Brooklyn. Did Craig Eaton give you enough support or were you just the patsy charged with falling on his own sword for Marty Markowitz?

        Answer that.

        As for Robert Wagner, comparing him to you is like comparing the QE2 with a tugboat. Enough said.

  13. To Eaton, Only the Dead Know Brooklyn permalink
    June 7, 2010 9:48 pm

    It’s no surprise that Craig Eaton’s hate blogs are flogging the dead for their own political purposes over, and over, and over again–, redundant, repetitive, pedantic– over, and over, and over, again, again, and again. On the whole KCRP Chairman’s Eaton’s blogs’ attacks demonstrate a tendency toward a primitive blank doggerel and a necrophilia-like affection that is clearly pathologic.

    On Memorial Day Weekend they used the graves of our fallen national heroes as web-wallpaper for their hateful attacks. Then they used the departed Dominick DiCarlo’s memory quite without art or grace for more hate-based propaganda. Now, they have repeatedly attempted to use the passing and memory of Judge Bramwell against some of the very insurgents who were an integral part of his brother Arthur Bramwell’s successful strategy of ejecting the Clorinda Annarumo’s young Bob DiCarlo from power in the 49th AD and Brooklyn.

    We all can conclude that you keep up your remorseless flogging of corpses, Mr. Eaton, because you know quite well that whenever you try to flog the living, they lash back at you, your back stings like a son of a bitch and you don’t like it.

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