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Introducing Democratic State Senator Marty Golden?

November 10, 2010

From left to right: Assemblyman Alan Maisel, State Senator Marty Golden (aka “The Golden Prince”), Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, City Councilman Simcha Felder, City Councilman Domenic Recchia, former City Councilman candidate David Greenfield, Assemblyman Vito Lopez, and State Senator Carl Kruger

Will Marty Golden finally fit into pictures like these?

With control of the state Senate in serious doubt, many Republican insiders around Brooklyn have been thinking: is it possible that Senator Marty Golden could become a Democrat sometime soon?

The fact is it’s actually more plausible than you might think.

Marty Golden’s political influence is waning. In the past, Marty Golden was the “golden goose” of GOP politics.

Not to sound cynical, but let’s face it. These days, politics has become the art of making, taking or directing money to your particular pet project, business or colleagues.

Senator Golden with New York State Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long, former Congressman Michael McMahon, Democrat, and his son Patrick (Photo by James Coppola)

As we’ve all seen, our party is full of questionable financial dealings, alleged deals with Democrats, and evidence of outright support of corrupt Democratic figures.

The critics of our blog have bemoaned the fact that we have called out Sen. Golden and GOP Chairman Craig “The Duke of Bay Ridge” Eaton on their alleged non-profit connections and/or schemes. We provided undeniable evidence of tax dollars coming from Sen. Golden to benefit these organizations to which both have connections. A cursory search of our archives reveals just that.

Indeed, it was those revelations that led us to suspect Sen. Golden might eventually consider becoming a Democrat. That suggestion should not come as a surprise to long-term readers of our blog. My colleague Hank Rearden offered it clearly over a year ago in a piece he authored:

The Golden Prince’s ability to doll out pork to his constituents has hit an astounding new low, raising the question of whether his power has finally come to an end. Moreover, his financial ties to The Duke continue to raise eyebrows.

In the period between 2008 and 2009, The Golden Prince coughed up an astounding amount of money to his handpicked receivers. All in all, he gave $2,878,000 in pork, from churches to charities.

Astounding. Nearly three million dollars of government money.

That’s power.

This all has a heightened irony attached to it, given Golden’s very public pushes for more accountability in government spending.

Included in these millions of pork was $5000 to Chairman Craig “The Duke” Eaton’s charity, the MHE Research Foundation. While no one questions donations to good causes (which MHE certainly is, by my assessment), conflict of interest questions arise, given that The Duke has already given $18,000 to The Golden Prince over the past nine years. In fact, one comment posted by an Atlas reader notified us that The Golden Prince and Mayor Bloomberg were both in attendance at a recent MHE Research Foundation event, during which Sen. Golden was honored. It seems somewhat troubling that two men that Eaton received favors from and has personally favored are alwaysnearby. One with sizable donations and the other with a 50k-100k Wilson Pakula vote.

Troubling.

In spite of this, the evidence that The Golden Prince’s power is in decline is beginning to mount. The numbers of this year’s pork are in, and they must be upsetting to the Senator.

This year, The Golden Prince has dolled out a mere $250,000 in pork items.

$250,000.

That’s nearly a 90% decrease from last year!

With the crisis in Albany earlier this year, it appears the effects of Republican losses statewide are finally getting to the senator. Whether or not Sen. Golden has finally lost control of his freely wielding power is not entirely clear at this point. But with redistricting looming in the near future and the current Democratic majority in power, things are not looking good for The Golden Prince.

Then, the critics stood still. Even some of the editors of Urban Elephants skulked off after that. Others had the nerve to say, in effect, “that’s just the way things are.”

I cannot accept that. How shameful and disgraceful a party we have become if we tolerate abdicating our ethics in favor of letting party bosses benefit their friends and personal projects. How can we ever seek to be the party of fiscal responsibility when our local GOP leaders seek to aggrandize themselves at our expense?

How many cocktail parties, egotistical photo ops and ridiculous blog radio shows did these men (and yes, I stress they are all men) host when they could have been investing in our party? And when I think of how many races could have benefited from flows of cash that were instead wasted on irresponsible financial ventures, it amazes me.

After all, it stuns me to think how much wealth Marty Golden has possibly accrued personally from his “allegiance” to our party when the Brooklyn GOP hosts events and fundraisers at his family haunt, the Bay Ridge Manor. Or the Brooklyn GOP establishment’s dizzying connections between the infamous Cathedral Club and many of their members’ involvement in the Catholic Citizens Committee PAC, with direct ties to Catholic Bishop DiMarzio and Vito Lopez. (I need not remind you all that Vito Lopez is currently receiving his own bit of government scrutiny as he is investigated for corruption)

Marty Golden has quite the operation going on here.

***

And so now we arrive at the present.

The Senate control is in serious doubt and redistricting is possibly going to mean the old New York GOP of poor structure, poor funding and poor messaging will no longer be relevant or even electable without monumental change.

But Marty Golden has never demonstrated he is interested in change. All he’s ever been interested in, from what I can see, is making deals to benefit himself. He already has a positive relationship with hosts of Democrats in Brooklyn (see the top photo for evidence of that). He needs to bring more money to his district. And, most importantly, he needs to survive redistricting, which might wipe him off the political map forever.

The GOP can’t save him. Our party establishment is in bad shape (it once again lost tremendously this election season in fantastic defeat–besides Staten Island districts), and the only hope it has going for it is the reform movement. But Senator Golden has already demonstrated he has no interest in working toward reform, either in government or in our party.

I cannot find it hard to believe, therefore, that he would consider the possibility of jumping ship to the opposite party not only pragmatic in the event of a Democratic takeover but eminently justifiable for his own political survival…

I’m sure the critics will deride my suggestions as foolish musings.

But wiser political minds know just how serious this consideration is.

And as the political realities present themselves, we will be watching Sen. Golden very carefully…

 

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27 Comments
  1. Golden is a DB permalink
    November 10, 2010 3:45 pm

    Marty Golden probably will become a Democrat. He’s a douche bag anyway. Serves him right, the louse.

  2. Harkli Zafiroulos permalink
    November 10, 2010 5:54 pm

    What’s up with that hideous blazer Marty’s wearing? Is that his Democratic coat? He looks like Curt Gowdy for Christ’s sake!

  3. Albany Powers permalink
    November 10, 2010 8:52 pm

    Let’s toast Marty with two different kinds if Martini — Bombay and Tanqueray, one shaken — one stirred … hellacious switchalicious, baby!

  4. Why Marty G should stay a Republican... permalink
    November 10, 2010 9:07 pm

    A newly elected Democratic District Leader in Bay Ridge recently said that Marty Golden would likely stay a Republican, because there is nobody in Brooklyn who could guarantee Marty wouldn’t be facing a tough Democratic Primary ASAP after any switch to the Dems.

    It’s still all very intriguing.

  5. Grisanti Promises to Cross Party Lines... (if he's the one elected) permalink
    November 11, 2010 1:44 am

    He switched from Democrat to Republican to run. He’ll causus with the Republicans because he owes them, but… Grisanti will consult with all of the leadership in Western New York…if a change in philosophy … direction…is necessary to better represent my district….

    blog.timesunion.com/capitol/…/2010-state-senate-election/

    Now, I’m sure, we all feel a lot better…don’t we?

    • All that's "twisted" is somebody's tighty-whities over the fact that we've noticed that old RINOs need new RINOs to gain control of the NYS Senate. permalink
      November 11, 2010 1:45 pm

      This comment appeared in the November 11th TJIUA: “Fact Finder said… ‘Grisanti actually changed his registration to Republican,
      … hate to get your facts twisted, that’s what “Tax-Payer” funded bloggers do right…’.”

      Assuming that they are referring to the posting above, which are the “twisted” “facts”?

      btw, I’m still waiting for my “Tax-payer” funding, do you think that State Senator Martin Golden could get that for me ASAP.

  6. What next? permalink
    November 11, 2010 7:06 am

    I heard of a few people interested in the Chairman’s seat. Is there going to be a story on this?

  7. What Chairman's Seat? State -- County -- both -- either? permalink
    November 11, 2010 10:56 am

    When a state party does as badly as the Republicans did in 2010, changes are in order.

    When the Kings County Republican Party does as badly as it did in 2010, it’s normal and expected, and nobody thinks too much about it.

  8. Whether Golden is switching parties or not, this is either a MASSIVE BLINDING BLUNDER ...or ... "BRILLIANT" permalink
    November 11, 2010 2:29 pm

    “Republican” State Senator Martin Golden has charged that State Senator – elect Tony Avella was doing the bidding of the Teachers’ union in Avella’s current attempt to block Cathy Black’s appointment as the NYC Schools Chancellor.

    “The UFT endorsed Avella and Avella is rewarding the endorsement. It’s all about rewarding the UFT for its endorsement,” Golden reportedly said. Then he went on, “[Avella]’s definitely not acting in the interest of the children, and that should be the focus. Cathie Black has the credentials to run a large operation.”

    For his part, Avella shot down Golden’s charges that the teachers union was behind the push, and a spokesman for the UFT said the union was not consulted regarding Avella’s statement.

    According to Avella, Mayor Bloomberg’s appointee Black “admitted she has no education experience. She admitted she hasn’t negotiated with unions.”
    Read more about this at: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/uft_pal_pol_out_to_ko_cathie_UHCzYjn8lqjeyzDqvEiExJ#ixzz1509B4rNu

    The sudden attack on Tony Avella might be just a little churlishness on Golden’s part, because he’s miffed that old colleague Frank Padavan has been sent packing by Mr. Avella, or it just might be something more calculated and caculating. Bottom line, Mighty Whitey Golden wants to look like he’s is standing up for Schools Chancellor nominee, Cathie Black, because of his care for the children. May I humbly suggest something a little more cynical, Martin Golden is doing this for one and only one reason — Ms. Cathie Black is a “FOMMB”*, or possibly a “FVCFOMB”**.; and this is Golden sucking-up big time to ykw…..

    Hmmmm! Making nice to Mayor Bloomberg and/or possibly alienating the UFT — MASSIVE BLINDING BLUNDER or “BRILLIANT” — you make the call.

    btw, doesn’t State Senator Martin Golden’s picture in the Post look a little like “Yankee Old-Timer Whitey Ford — now, that’s a lot better than “Krusty The Clown”.
    ________________________________
    *”Friend of Mayor Mike Bloomberg”
    **”Former Very Close Friend of Mike Bloomberg”

    • Kassar chimes-in in his column permalink
      December 1, 2010 7:47 am

      Martin’s chief of staff Jerry again abused his position as a “conservative” spokesperson to hail the Cathy Black thing in his column in the “Brooklyn Spectator”.

      As usual, Mr. Kassar reminded everybody of the old RCA-Victor emblem of the dog, Victor, listening to “His Master’s Voice” at the horn of an old Victor Talking Machine Company phonograph.

      In the end, the UFT won’t like this, has Martin thought this through? Just how much does Martin think he’ll get from Bloomy for this?

  9. Golden is Just Bad permalink
    November 12, 2010 3:03 pm

    Golden is a terrible representative. Plain and simple. Democrat or Republican.

  10. Why Don't Eaton, TJIUA, "AAA", "Judas Judge" and "Brooklynpolitico" Call For An Investigation Of State Senator Golden? permalink
    November 14, 2010 8:21 pm

    Craig Eaton’s Brooklyn GOP hate blog “The Jig is Up Atlas” has made much out of Roy Antoun’s failure to affirmatively make any statement(s) in connection with a Rutgers University case to which he has no apparent connection whatsoever: most recently, in the AAA’s November 13th posting and much of the commentary that followed.

    Why are Craig Eaton’s Brooklyn GOP hate blog, “The Jig is Up Atlas” and the likes of its regularbloggers “AAA”, “Judas Judge” and “BrooklynPolitico” seeking similar public comments from State Senator Martin Golden, the Brooklyn GOP’s only elected official, concerning the outrageous conduct of four of Golden’s relatives at the Kettle Black in April 2010, when they allegedly mauled
    two off-duty cops and a fireman. This is especially troublesome because State Senator Martin Golden apparently directly involved himself in the case the very next morning while the police were still investigating it.

    A key player in all of this, Jasmin Pontic, is due to appear in Brooklyn Criminal Court tomorrow on charges arising out of the Kettle Black brawl case. Pontic is a computer technician, who has been charged with tampering with physical evidence and interfering with public administration for allegedly altering a video surveillance recording of what happened inside the Kettle Black during the brawl. According to reports, these charges were brought against Jasmin Pontic only a few days after the fight had occurred at the Kettle Black Bar in Bay Ridge, and Jasmin Pontic had been at the Kettle Black to help recover the video surveillance recordings of the evening before. http://www.nypost.com/…/technician_arrested_for_doctoring_V67VkhyR1mcaQfz3vMeBsJ
    http://www.nydailynews.com/…/2010-04-15_cop_eyed_in_bartape_erase.html
    gothamist.com/2010/…/tech_charged_with_tampering_video_o.php –

    Also notable is that Arthur Aidala, a defense counsel for two of Golden’s relatives for charges out of the Kettle Black incident, made statements that there would be an additional arrest days before any mention of Jasmin Pontic’s involvement had been announced, and before any news of the alteration of the tapes had been reported (note : Pontic was the only additional arrest) . Furthermore, immediately after the tampering with the tape had been made known, Mr.Aidala seemed to know immediately and exactly what was missing on the purportedly altered surveillance video.

    Both Jasmin Pontic and Pontic’s employer, Vanguard Computers and Surveillance Systems, specifically deny the charges, claiming that Pontic was called to the Kettle Black the morning after the fight, made a complete and unedited copy of the video surveillance recording and gave a copy of that surveillance video on a computer memory stick to the Kettle Black ownership. Most important, according to Vanguard Computers, Jasmin Pontic places State Senator Martin Golden at the scene on the morning after the fight, along with the Kettle Black owners. This was all while Pontic was there making the copy of the video on the morning after the brawl (“Vanguard Computers Rebuttal to the accusations surrounding the Kettle Black Surveillance Tapes” posted May 5, 2010, at link: [ http://www.bayridgetalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=315 ]; [bayridgejournal.blogspot.com/…/golden-at-kettle-black-next-day.html ]

    The Pontic case is especially interesting, because District Attorney Charles Hynes had promised to appoint a “Special Prosecutor” for the “Kettle Black cases” because of his longstanding and close relationship to Martin Golden, the Bay Ridge State Senator. Nonetheless, the Pontic case, which is the only Kettle Black case that might directly connect State Senator Golden to any charged criminal act, has been kept by Hynes, and it is being prosecuted by one of Hynes’ ADAs.

    • Intense reaction to the posting above, but so far no rebuttal or reply... permalink
      November 15, 2010 9:48 pm

      Eaton’s crew at “The Jig is Up Atlas” must’ve been told to kick it into overdrive in response to the State Senator Martin Golden – Kettle Black Scandal piece above.

      TJIUA decided to try to triple-down on the phony pitch that Mr. Antoun has some kind of affirmative duty to comment concerning a suicide of a Rutgers student off-campus. Clearly, he does not; and there hasn’t been word one connecting Mr. Antoun to the Rutgers case.

      In the process, however, the Brooklyn GOP hate blog TJIUA looks like it has violated at least one Federal Law. What pillars of the community Eaton’s bloggers are; and lest they think we want them to keep up that kind of “good work”, an appropriate complaint will be lodged with the Feds – it’s been done by us before. But enough with the ticky-tack, TJIUA and its commentariat have accidentally, but very appropriately linked two other cases with the Golden-Kettle Black cases in their frantic reaction to our posting above.

      The Ralph Perfetto case is always mentioned in Eaton’s Jig to counter any charges that appear to involve Martin Golden in the handling of criminal matters by Brooklyn prosecutors. It has been mentioned several times that the Perfetto case was only revived against that Bay Ridge Democratic politico immediately after the story of the Kettle Black brawl and Martin Golden’s connection to it had made the news. Also, along with the revival of the case against Ralph Perfetto, there was D.A. Hynes’ tricky call for a “Special Prosecutor” in the Golden Kettle Black flap, purportedly because the case involved a long time friend – the exact same motion that had been made in the Perfetto case, for the exact same reason.

      The other case that does have striking parallels to the case with the allegations of Martin Golden’s family involvement in an after-hours crime of violence is the Fisher-Cleary-Giuca case which was mentioned by an anonymous commentator in TJIUA much earlier today. Both cases involve multiple suspects; both involved “lawyering-up” with defenders that had a prior close relationships as prosecutors for Hynes, Phil Smallman and Arthur Aidala; both cases had tainted evidence and the possibility of DA Hynes playing favorites among the defendants quite possibly for political considerations involving Hynes’ getting the Republican Party endorsement for DA (in the Golden-Kettle Black case, DA Hynes clearly kept the prosecution of Jasmin Pontic, after calling for a “Special Prosecutor”; in the Fisher murder case, he spared suspect Cleary and went after suspect Giuca).

      Once again, TJIUA has been played like a fiddle (Eaton says he prefers “cello”, and that’s okay, but I’ll have to insist that Craig Eaton play it under his chin, just as if it were a fiddle).

    • Who Is No More ObrAAAin? permalink
      November 16, 2010 8:24 pm

      I will take a wild guess that the commentator on the other blog named “No More ObrAAAin” is working for someone within the Republican establishment that plans on running against Easton.

      • "No More ObrAAAin" has the Jigsuptonogood crowd upset, please stop doing that... permalink
        November 16, 2010 11:56 pm

        Anything that doesn’t go with the flow in Eaton’s Brooklyn GOP is part of some fiendish plot. Everybody else just has blood on their hands and supports the end of the world as we know it, unlees they immediately denounce Roy Antoun.

      • ObrAAAin? permalink
        November 17, 2010 3:36 pm

        The Jigsuptonogooders are ALWAYS upset.

        Why would the commentator credit AAA with brains?

  11. Update on the Jasmin Pontic case -- predictably, adjourned again! permalink
    November 16, 2010 7:47 pm

    The Jasmin Pontic case was adjourned to January 26, 2011. This puts the next appearance in the Pontic case beyond the next scheduled appearance dates for the five defendants against whom the initial charges arising out of the April 10th brawl at the Kettle Black had been brought.

    This means that a “cloud of doubt” remains as to who/what/where/how & why there might have been an interference with the police investigation of the brawl and a possible attempt to alter an item of physical evidence relevant to the events that happened between 2:00 and 3:00 AM on April 10, 2010. It has been widely reported that State Senator Golden is related to four of the five people charged with assaulting two off-duty police officers and an off-duty fireman at the Kettle Black early in the morning of April 10, 2010.

    According to reports attributed to Mr. Pontic’s employer Vanguard Computers and Systems, the contractor who provided video surveillance services at the Kettle Black, Golden was present at “the crime scene” later on during the same day as the fight. This was while the police investigation was still ongoing at the Kettle Black Bar, and it was at or around the same time that there was an alleged attempt to provide the police with an altered copy of the surveillance video.

    According to the Pontic-Vanguard version, Mr. Pontic did not make any copy of the surveillance video for the police, but that a complete and unedited copy of the video on a memory stick had been given to the owners of the Kettle Black who were then at Kettle Black with State Senator Martin Golden.

    Because of a virtual news blackout by all of the local newspapers, it has been impossible to find out to what extent prosecutors might have tied State Senator Golden’s activities at the Kettle Black to any of the criminal charges against Pontic or Golden’s relatives. For the same reason, it is also impossible to tell whether the handling of the Pontic prosecution directly by Brooklyn DA Hynes’ office is hindering the efforts of the “Special Prosecutor” from Queens in his prosecution of the four relatives of Hynes’ good friend Martin Golden.

  12. TJIUA's Kettle Black Silence is Still Golden permalink
    November 19, 2010 11:57 pm

    Remember in the early days right after the initial reports of one of State Senator Martin Golden’s relatives being involved in the brouhaha at the Kettle Black on April 10, 2010, somone at TJIUA made a remark that certain people could only wish that Martin G was involved in the brewing scandal.

    Since then, the number of Martin Golden’s accused relatives grew from one to four, and another person who actually has been accused of tainting evidence in the case put the Bay Ridge state senator in the middle of the crime scene right around the time of the alleged evidence tainting.

    More significant is the fact that, since its initial taunting, TJIUA has more or less been completely mum about the Kettle Black story and State Senator Golden’s possible involvement in a possible coverup.

    Unless Eaton and his hate blog’s hitmen denounce Golden on all of this, the blood of the assualt victims, two policemen and a fireman, will be on their hands.

  13. State Senator Golden speaks to major investigative reporter in front of his house permalink
    December 1, 2010 8:00 am

    About two weeks ago the only Republican to win election in Brooklyn came home to find and investigative reporter of one of the NYC dailies camped out in front of his house.

    The writer was following up on a story that we broke here on ASIB concerning the purchase of the state senator’s house from someone who had pleaded guilty on drug charges and still hasn’t been sentenced after more than thirty adjournements over several years [the case is still pending].

    The state senator agreed to speak to the reporter “off the record”.

    More on this one very soon….

  14. In his response to Governor Cuomo, State Senator Martin Golden looks and sounds like a real “Democrat” permalink
    January 12, 2011 8:30 am

    …and in all other respects he is just a R.I.N.O.

    In between the usual R.I.N.O. blah-blah-blah about “waste, fraud and abuse…”^^, Martin Golden looks and sounds like he’s a Democrat State Senator that’s been bought and paid for by the public employee unions and, to use Golden’s own words from his press release,
    “…special interests we should be accountable to…”.

    Special note should be made of our state senator’s following comments about the cuts, which were mentioned in Governor Cuomo’s State of the Sate Message: “Governor Cuomo has spoken to the people of New York State and has addressed some of the true concerns of this State…but we must make these cuts … where the cuts are most acceptable. *** Past Governors have tried simple across the board cuts to balance budgets…. *** (This part is the best) It goes without saying that health care and education are two of the most important, as well as largest areas in our State budget and impact a great number of people. We must be mindful of the effects before cuts are made in these areas, especially as they relate to our schools and hospitals ( the decoded message is this — Golden is saying he’ll take care of the HEALTH CARE WORKERS’AND TEACHERS’ UNIONS).”

    Once again State Senator Martin G has shown that he is a real R.I.N.O.
    “Democrat”, pursuing a what’s best for the Martin G. agenda.
    _________________________________________

    ^^ This line was our favorite – who really writes this stuff? “These kinds of moves generally don’t get at the underlying programs of waste, fraud and abuse that reside in some government programs.” That’s either bad syntax or State Senator Golden has discovered that we have specific New York State “programs of waste, fraud and abuse that ‘reside’ in some government programs.” — Really programs inside programs just to create “waste, fraud and abuse”

    See the complete statement for yourself at:
    media-newswire.com/release_1138697.html ·

  15. Reason #3 that this will be the State Senator Golden’s last term in the State Senate permalink
    January 14, 2011 1:17 am

    On fiscal matters, once you get past R.I.N.O. Martin Golden’s blah-blah-blah about “waste, fraud and abuse…”, he has nothing to say about our declining local economy and the looming budgetary disaster in Albany.

    Even though State Senator Golden has been part of government for a very, very long time, one can readily see that there is no practical or intellectual content in any of his comments and proposals. A former impresario of a second rate hall near the declining business strip where he did his Fifth Avenue Board of Trade thing is not enough business savvy for the times ahead.

    In these uncertain and perilous times, we need real Republican representatives in Albany who understand business and economics, and the optimal tax structure to promote growth as well as pay for essential services. Golden’s cheery and chary mood swings are not a substitute for a thoughtful approach to public finances and a legislative agenda to help us all get out of this recession.

  16. An AGING GOLDEN is AGAIN made chairman of AGING permalink
    January 15, 2011 12:27 am

    Visibly showing the ravages of time, State Senator Martin Golden announced with great fanfare that he got his old job back. ****

    BIG WOOP!!!! It’s not having the job that counts, it’s what you do with it. Mostly, Martin uses it to do what he does best with the old crowd — shake their hands and SMILE — pat the old folks on the back and SMILE — pass out rubber chicken and SMILE…. and most important, make sure when they take the GOLDEN pictures they show the GOLDEN SMILE….

    The GOLDEN SMILE is getting real worn out; and lately, it’s starting to turn into the crooked GOLDEN GRIMACE.

  17. Golden was exposed long ago as Democrat Supporter -- Now It's Proudly Admitted by the Brooklyn GOP permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:18 am

    It’s long been observed by “Atlas Shrugs…” that “Republican” State Senator Martin Golden has been a RINO (Republican In Name Only). The recent NY POST Editorial and feature about Golden’s support for the public employees unions’ agenda is only the most recent confirmation of that.

    Last Wednesday, on “Brooklyn GOP Blog-Radio” Brian Doherty, a “Johnny come lately ‘Conservative Republican’ candidate” took time out from his silly crayon posters and flamboyant “charitable” bike-riding to show his true colors as an acolyte and “choirboy” in Martin Golden’s “Amen Corner”. He showed these true colors and his real purpose in getting into the Brooklyn GOP with his heartfelt testimonial to the embattled “Republican” state senator. Doherty said he believes that Golden wasn’t going to have face a strong Democratic challenge in 2012, or be “the next Frank Padavan,” because Golden had strong support among the Democrats in his district — many of whom are cops and firemen.

    Doherty, Brooklyn GOP Blog-Radio, and probably the rest of Eaton’s Brooklyn GOP establishment, are now proudly proclaiming that their “Republican” State Senator Martin Golden is safe in his seat because of his support by/for Democrats — NOT because of Golden’s strong support by/for Republicans. They are proud that their only elected “Republican” official is now a recognized RINO (Republican In Name Only).

    That leaves us only one question on this point — Is that more an admission about Golden or about the Brooklyn GOP, it’s “activists” and it’s leadership?

    • What GOP activists and leadership????? permalink
      April 14, 2011 6:30 am

      There aren’t any in Brooklyn. Unless you count …,
      >>>, ***, ###, +++ and ^^^. Of course they
      don’t support Golden, or the rest of the Eaton-Golden
      team.

  18. Golden was exposed long ago as Democrat Supporter -- Now It's Proudly Admitted by Brooklyn GOP permalink
    April 13, 2011 5:25 pm

    It’s long been observed by “Atlas Shrugs…” that “Republican” State Senator Martin Golden has been a RINO (Republican In Name Only). The recent NY POST Editorial and feature about Golden’s support for the public employees unions’ agenda is only the most recent confirmation of that.

    Last Wednesday, on “Brooklyn GOP Blog-Radio” Brian Doherty, a “Johnny come lately ‘Conservative Republican’ candidate” took time out from his silly crayon posters and flamboyant “charitable” bike-riding to show his true colors as an acolyte and “choirboy” in Martin Golden’s “Amen Corner”. He showed these true colors and his real purpose in getting into the Brooklyn GOP with his heartfelt testimonial to the embattled “Republican” state senator. Doherty said he believes that Golden wasn’t going to have face a strong Democratic challenge in 2012, or be “the next Frank Padavan,” because Golden had strong support among the Democrats in his district — many of whom are cops and firemen.

    Doherty, Brooklyn GOP Blog-Radio, and probably the rest of Eaton’s Brooklyn GOP establishment, are now proudly proclaiming that their “Republican” State Senator Martin Golden is safe in his seat because of his support by/for Democrats — NOT because of Golden’s strong support by/for Republicans. Members of the Brooklyn GOP establishment seem to be quite proud that their only elected
    “Republican” official is now a recognized RINO (Republican In Name Only).

    That leaves us only one question on this point — Is that more an admission about Golden or about the Brooklyn GOP and it’s leadership?

    • Don't Leave Out the so-called "Conservative Party" and it's Kings County Chairman permalink
      April 13, 2011 11:28 pm

      Golden owns two Kings County Chairmen. (HINT: NEITHER IS
      NAMED “VITO”) Kings County Conservative Party Chairman Gerard
      Kassar had been bought and paid for by his boss, State Senator
      Martin Golden, a long time ago. If Kassar had any conscience,
      dignity or honor, he’d resign his post as Golden’s “Chief of Staff”
      now that Golden has been exposed as a pseudo-conservative and a
      mere trained seal for the public employee unions. Since Kassar has
      no shame, we think it’s more likely that he will show up tomorrow
      at Golden’s 5th Avenue office with a bucket full of fresh herring
      or mackerel.

  19. Ed Koch and New York Uprising is attacking Golden, calling him DISHONORABLE permalink
    April 16, 2011 10:24 am

    Ed Koch is calling around State Senator Martin Golden’s
    district saying Golden is dishonorable for breaking his pledge to
    have a non-partisan redistricting commission draw the lines for the
    NYS Legislature. We know that in 2010, when Golden made that
    pledge, he never intended to keep it – it was a lie from the get-go
    by then-candidate Golden. That’s only one of the reason’s Martin is
    a lying dishonorable scoundrel. Don’t wait for Ed Koch’s “New York
    Uprising” call — call Golden’s district office, right now, and
    tell them what you think about all of this — (718)
    238-6044.

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