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GOP Chairman Eaton takes bite out of Young Republicans

The Brooklyn Paper

Talk about twisted trunks.

Brooklyn’s Republican Party establishment is suddenly waging an insurgent battle against the GOP’s own youth group.

Kings County GOP Chairman Craig Eaton announced last week that he had “relaunched” the borough’s Young Republicans Club to capitalize on the party’s supposed resurgence in the borough, but he made no mention of the elephant in the room: there already is a Young Republicans Club in Brooklyn.

That one is run by Eaton’s rivals, including club President Jonathan Judge, who denounced Eaton’s end run around his organization.

“It’s the latest attempt by the current anemic leadership of the Kings County Republican Party to distract Republicans from its persistent failures to earn a majority of support from voters [in Brooklyn],” Judge charged, referring to the recent GOP victories of Rep. Michael Grimm and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who both lost the Brooklyn portions of their cross-Harbor districts.

The existing Young Republican club has been around since 1880, and Judge, a 24-year-old Kensington graduate student who has been the group’s president since 2008, contended that it is a thriving organization that in no ways needs to be relaunched, unless Eaton’s purpose is to fashion a club that he can control.

Tensions between Eaton and Judge have been palpable almost since Judge took on the leadership of the Young Republicans, sources say.

“There’s always been a friction there,” remarked one Republican insider who did not want to be identified.

Judge and his group made a practice of criticizing Eaton and the Kings County GOP, most recently over Eaton’s county organization’s support for Mayor Bloomberg’s re-election.

By replacing the existing club with a new club, led by Eaton backer Russell Gallo, Eaton gets rid of a voice of dissent on the county party’s executive board and solidifies his own position, Judge said.

But Eaton said he was only responding to the request of some of the party’s younger members.

“They said they were not happy with the existing club because of its failure to recruit new people and support the Brooklyn GOP,” Eaton said. “They wanted the county to sanction a club that worked with them.”

It was a matter of principle, said Gallo.

“A group of us approached Craig and asked him to start the club because the other group didn’t support Republicans,” he noted.

The club had not backed Peter Cipriano in his race against Assemblyman Peter Abbate (D–Bensonhurst) last year, Gallo said. And Judge backed a Democrat in the special election to fill a vacated Boro Park Council seat in 2010 after he himself was knocked off the ballot.

Then again, state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) had endorsed a different Democrat in that race.

Eaton said that his new group would be sanctioned by the New York State Young Republicans as the official Brooklyn Young Republican organization, a status that the existing club now enjoys.

This requires a challenge at the state level, explained Brian Hayes, the president of the Nassau County Young Republicans, who said that the legitimacy of the new group would ultimately be decided by the state organization working with the Kings County chairman.

But if Eaton succeeds in replacing the existing Young Republicans Club with one of his own making, it is unlikely to bring harmony, as several Young Republican insurgents are already planning primaries against establishment Republican district leaders.

That’s nothing new in Brooklyn politics, of course. Last year, Democratic insurgents ran against entrenched party insiders for leadership posts and actually won some seats.

Updated 1:20 pm, February 9, 2011: Current version makes it clear that the Young Republican Club itself has not made formal endorsements of candidates.
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Steve from Sunset Park says:
Not sure who's advising Judge and his YR group, but their meanspirited attacks on senior citizens, veterans, 9/11 survivors, Catholics, and anyone else who disagrees with them is unlikely to win them any support at the ballot box.

If there is adult supervision of Judge's group, they have done them a grave disservice. Eaton may not be Karl Rove, but Judge and his antics are downright vile.
Feb. 9, 2011, 5:51 am
Michael from Flatbush says:
As an outsider it seems that the Republican chairman is destroying his party with his own hands. Instead on unifying the Republican party and mending fences with the Brooklyn YRs, he seems intent on perpetuating fights.
Additionally, Mr. Eaton's strategy of defeating the YRs (if there is any) is flawed through and through. I wont elaborate.
So I have no sympathy for such a dumb chairman.
I hope he is defeated later this year.
Feb. 9, 2011, 9:39 am
Jill from Greenpoint says:
Mr. Judge's friends at the Atlas website have been particularly cruel to women and to children with disabilities. They mock people in the most personal of term such as their bowel movements. What any of this has to do with politics or the Republican Party is beyond me. I don't know if Mr. Eaton is anything to write home about, but this Judge and his followers are disgusting.
Feb. 9, 2011, 10:18 am
Tiffany from Bay Ridge says:
To Jill's comment,
I'm pretty sure you are familiar with the jig website and the horrible things they write. When you condemn the disgusting things they write about people you will have a valid point.
Untill you Jill condemn them (or to be more specific, Gene Berardelli and Russel Gall) equally you have no legitimacy to condemn other sites.
Feb. 9, 2011, 10:53 am
Michael J from Brooklyn says:
It seems that Mr. Eaton is intent on making sure we have a one-party system here in NYS.

In fact, this particular episode brings to memory a former US Senator from NY whop did the exact same thing- destroy the Republican Party from within, that is. You aren't sure yet? Well i'll throw you a hint: Alfose D'mato.

These signs are classic indications of a outright panic at the highest levels, something the Brooklyn Republican Leadership has been very slow to come to terms with.

Do yourself and your city, and state a favor and make sure legitimate opposition is not repressed in our own yard! This is Brooklyn, This is New York, This is America not Egypt or China!
Feb. 9, 2011, 11:57 am
Chaim from Boropark says:
Mr Eaton needs to be voted out as chairman, along with the rest of his crew. The Brooklyn Young Republican club has been around 131 years and willm be around another 131 more. Wake up Brooklyn this chairman, has been very nasty to alot of young people who just wanted to help the Republican party. I myself tried calling him and email him about getting involved and never got a response, and a friend of mine wanted to run for district leader two years ago and was yelled at by mr eaton not to run. This reminds me of the mob or nazi Germany. I am very glad now to find out that there is a real young republicans club in Brooklyn, I will be certainly joining Mr Judges club.Enough is enough with this chairman I think we should protest in the streets near his headquarters like in Egypt and call for his resignation.
Feb. 9, 2011, 2:05 pm
Jeffrey from Crown Heights says:
Amen to that brother. Mr Eaton has neglected the rest of Brooklyn it is sad to see the workers family party getting more votes then the Republican party who suppose to be a major party instead they are nothing more then a third party at best. We need a chairman who will work in the minority communities to build up the Republican party so they could have a pulse again , get this fool out already.
Feb. 9, 2011, 2:14 pm
Christopher from Park Slope says:
Wow. Craig Eaton needs to get his act together. He couldn't win majority for Malliotakis or Grimm in Brooklyn and now he's started civil war in his own party. Bad, bad move.
Feb. 9, 2011, 4:07 pm
steve from bensonhurst says:
Eaton really needs to go and this is good that a wider audience is now seeing eatons poor leadership. He backed bloomberg after getting promised $50,0000 and Judge opposed this. Eaton strongly endorsed and supported michael allegretti in the GOP primary against Congressman Michael Grimm, NYC's only Republican Congressman. Clearly, these are not the political decisions of a good or smart chairman...
Feb. 9, 2011, 5:20 pm
steve from bensonhurst says:
Eaton really needs to go and this is good that a wider audience is now seeing eatons poor leadership. He backed bloomberg after getting promised $50,0000 and Judge opposed this. Eaton strongly endorsed and supported michael allegretti in the GOP primary against Congressman Michael Grimm, NYC's only Republican Congressman. Clearly, these are not the political decisions of a good or smart chairman...
Feb. 9, 2011, 5:20 pm
Mendel from Boro Park says:
I think the chairman needs to be more inclusive. During the 44th city council race I remember watching Jonathan Judge in the debate. And I must say i was very impressed with his performance and the way he conducted himself. I think he definitely has a bright future.

Message for Mr. Eaton: reach out to them, bring people together and put ego aside for the sake of the party.
Feb. 9, 2011, 7:23 pm
Judge is pathetic from Kensington says:
Judge and his boy Roy Antoun need to get a life and stop posting self-serving statements here.

Before Craig Eaton took over, the Republican party was in total disarray with no money, no volunteers, no paid staff, no office, often no candidates even in winnable districts.

Judge figured he can use the GOP's weakness to take over the party and would do so by getting elected President of the Young Republicans to use it as a launching pad to becoming GOP Chairman.

When Eaton took over, he brought in volunteers, money, staff, got an office, and recruited candidates. Brooklyn is a tough borough for Republicans and this is particularly so when the party was in total disarray for 20 years prior to Eaton.

Yet, it began seeing very significant improvements at the polls, often almost doubling its previous results. The first wins were in bi-county seats (Brooklyn and Staten Island), but all seats around Brooklyn began to perform increasingly better. The improvement for the Brooklyn GOP were far greater than that of the national GOP.

Most of the people closest to Judge left him, and he just recruited a few new people who never previously participated in politics and do not know Craig or anyone else.

Russell Gallo himself was an associate of Judge a couple of years ago, but realized that Craig Eaton is a far superior leader. None of the Craig Eaton's people has ever left to go to Judge.

To prevent the persistent defections, and to prevent others from joining Craig Eaton's team, Judge and his boy Roy Antoun engaged in brutal smears against Craig and anyone on speaking terms with him.

It is never a political disagreement - nobody knows where Judge stands on taxes, affirmative action, gay marriage, etc - it is always personal: who slept with whom, who looks attractive, etc. These guys are so low they sit there on their blog mocking people by rhyming their names.

Judge is nothing more than a pathetic child writing on a blog that nobody except his friends and those he attacks read. Then liberal, anti-Republican publications try to give them credence thinking it will harm the GOP (instead, it drives them to work harder because you always work harder when you fight than when all is well).

Meanwhile, anyone who knows anything about the Republican party's doings will know that it is in far superior state today than prior to Craig Eaton.

Several times a week, a dozen or more young professionals meet to advance the party and its candidates. Many dozens of people now participate in the party to a lesser or greater degree.

For the first time in decades, the Brooklyn Republican party is becoming a legitimate political organization... all while Judge and his friend are rhyming our names and speculating who the Republican women may or may not have slept with.
Feb. 9, 2011, 7:45 pm
steve from bensonhurst says:
It seems that eaton and his cronies are very defensive about their poor decisions and his ego being now publicized for more to see rather than just some blogs that are not as read by as many as here.. Notice how this eaton crony did not talk about the Bloomberg buy-out or supporting the primary opponent of congressman grimm..
Feb. 9, 2011, 8:45 pm
Larissa from The Urals says:
I've heard Craig Eaton is being compared to a Soviet premier. As a Russian American, I believe this comparison to be very accurate. He is very afraid of losing power and is using very hardline methods to quiet those that do not live party life according to his rules. I am ashamed to be registered in a party where Craig Eaton is the chairman. He is not a very good leader and an even lesser man. I wish he would just stop all of this destruction.
Feb. 9, 2011, 9:15 pm
Gerry O'Wild from West of the Park says:
As someone who knows politics, Craig has made a very foolish move. The party is divided from now on. Unwise, very unwise.
Feb. 9, 2011, 9:18 pm
Anonymous from Kings Highway says:
I want to say how disappointed and upset i am at Craig Eaton for promising my good friend Avi Rosenberg to be president of the new club only to break his promise and give the job to Russell Gallo.

I am so hurt and dont want anything to do with you Craig.
I dont have any sympathy for liars.
Feb. 9, 2011, 9:25 pm
steve from bensonhurst says:
The failure of craig eaton is clear just by this news story and these comments. Craig eaton must resign for the good of the brooklyn republican party- just as his friend john friscia resigned as the staten island republican party for his poor leadership and decisions, including the allegretti endorsement.
Feb. 9, 2011, 9:33 pm
Scott from Bay Ridge says:
Just a minor correction to steve's comment: John Friscia did not endorse Alegretti. However, i do agree with you he was providing very poor leadership and the Republicans there knew it so he at least left gracefully.
I hope Eaton will resign for the good of the party.
If in this past year (which was such a Repuiblican year), the chairman could not collect more than one donation for the party. It says the party is dysfunctional because of his weak leadership.
We need change now!
Mr Eaton: maybe you can save yourself. Reach out to all those disaffected. Work out your differences.
Feb. 9, 2011, 10:31 pm
steve from bensonhurst says:
Scott-
I was pretty sure the SI republican party endorsed allegretti after they first tried to draft fossella to run again..if I'm wrong I stand corrected but I recall allegretti going around saying he was supported by the brooklyn and SI republican parties. Also, I'm not sure eaton has it in him to "reach out" and even if he did I think people would see it as not genuine after years of attacking and being so pompous. As the saying goes the eggs are coming home to roost.
Feb. 9, 2011, 10:39 pm
Steve from Bensonhurst says:
Man Jonathan Judge, Glenn Nocera, are real busy on the blogs today.

By the way, attacking Catholics, Women, Seniors, and most importantly real Republicans is just not going to help you.

But advice for Jonathan what will help you is, a shave, lose 50 pounds, cut your blogging time in half, and stop endorsing Democrats.

It's too late, real Republicans are coming for you, and there is no turning back.
Feb. 10, 2011, 1:20 am
Scott from Bath Beach says:
Jonathan looks horrible, judging by this pic he looks like some liberal from Park Slope.

Oh that's right he is, must have something to do with that $46,000 patronage job he has from Democrat controlled community board 14.

No wonder he got a raise.

Business must be good attacking Real Republicans.
Feb. 10, 2011, 1:21 am
Moshe from Borough Park says:
I am actually from Borough Park, and I can tell you, Jonathan Judge was the worst candidate who ran in that special council in the 44th Council District last year.

When an actual Republican was running with conservative ideals, and made the ballot.

Judge not only attacked this fellow Young Republican, he challenged his signatures, and than when he failed at that endorsed an establishment Democrat to get his patronage job back.

However, Jonathan did tell us one thing by his lack of effort in that race he doesn't really believe in what our community believes in, and he will pay him back kindly.

Remember that Jonathan.
Feb. 10, 2011, 1:25 am
Keith from Bay Ridge says:
I am an outsider to this fight, and I am going with the new Brooklyn YR's, and Craig Eaton.

The previous lineup had in its leadership an anti-Republican, anti-zionist, anti-American communications director, on top of that a Democrat from Queens in it's leadership.

No Young Republican club should ever challenge another Young Republicans signatures, let alone endorse Democrats.

Thanks to this article it actually made me look up information on the two clubs, and I have decided to go with the new YR's, and the Brooklyn GOP there actually on the ground pounding pavement.

While the previous lineup is just attempting to pound America and Republicans.
Feb. 10, 2011, 1:29 am
Chris from Dyker Heights says:
I just started reading up on this Jonathan Judge figure, and wow is he disgusting figure or what.

Holding anti-catholic events to prevent Catholics from attending his events.

Having people in his club call for the destruction of America, and support for Adolph Hitler.

Plus purposely excluding women to his club all over an argument about the campaign finance laws, which he should have listened too.

It's a shame he's bringing down other people with him all for what I am not sure.
Feb. 10, 2011, 1:35 am
Lawrence from Bath Beach says:
Can somebody explain to me why, Jonathan has never denied he runs a hate blog called Atlas Shrugs?

Or why he has never disclosed his ties to the Democrat controlled Community Board 14?

Or why he supported Democrat Bill Thompson for Mayor?

Or why he has never revealed his true sexuality?

Or why on a $40,000 salary he is still living at home, rent free?

Or why he has given more money to Democrats in this past two years than Republicans?

Or why he was kicked out of the Bay Ridge Community Council?

Or why he was kicked out of the New York State Young Republicans Leadership, not once, but twice?

Or why he stabbed his supposed political parents Arnaldo Ferraro and Lucretia Potter in the back last year in the 49th Assembly District Republican primary when after they collected over 100 signatures for him, he failed to collect any?

I can keep going, but these are all questions, Jonathan and his two or three anti-Republican, hate bloggers pals will never answer because it's all true.
Feb. 10, 2011, 1:39 am
James from Bay Ridge says:
That's a good point, he really screwed over his pals over in the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican club in the 49th AD after in several snow storms in last year's special election for city council, the LaGuardia club delivered hundreds of signatures for Mr. Judge., and raised hundreds of dollars for him.

Yet, Mr. Judge and his than Young Republican club closed up shop and delivered no money, no signatures, and not a single endorsement for Lucretia Regina Potter the 49th AD candidate in the Republican primary last fall.

Even his hate sponsored blog, Atlas Shrugs did not endorse Potter in her race.

Is that what family does for one another?

Arnaldo Ferraro, and Lucretia Regina Potter must still be stinging after this, and mad.

I don't blame them for that, I would too.

Some team player you are Jonathan.
Feb. 10, 2011, 1:44 am
Eric from Gravesend says:
Don't forget many of Jonathan's friends are either criminals or convicted felons.

Like George Smith for example, that Nassau County convicted felon with a rap sheet longer than Mr. Judge's facial hair, was staunchly defended by Judge even after Republican and Conservative leaders found out about George Smith's past.

Albert Cleary for example is tied to the Mark Fisher death, in fact Mark Fisher died right outside of Albert Cleary's house.

Jonathan not only took signatures from Cleary, but money from the Cleary's, years after Republican Party leaders knew how toxic the Cleary's are.

Than there is the criminal worshiping, Roy Antoun, who has wished for America to be blown up, said Italians are ruining Brooklyn, Israel should be cut off, Iran are the good guys, and Hitler wasn't so bad.

Jonathan really draws the good guys doesn't he....
Feb. 10, 2011, 1:48 am
John from Bay Ridge says:
I read this article here, and looking at the picture here Jonathan Judge and his handful of kooks are Democrats.
Feb. 10, 2011, 1:52 am
Stan from Midwood says:
Didn't Judge's communicators directors get a job with a Democrat Assembly candidate from Queens, who had ties to Judge?

He sure did.

That's why real Young Republicans are coming after Judge and his ilk for good.
Feb. 10, 2011, 1:54 am
Judas from The Jig says:
Senator Golden endorsed a conservative candidate in the 2010 City Council Special Election BEFORE any Republicans announced they were running.

Jonathan Judge failed to make the ballot.

Ken Rice (R) made the ballot with the help of the people who would eventually become the new Young Republicans (Gallo & Co.)

Judge then challenged Rice's signatures and attempted to get him removed from the ballot.

Judge failed at that too.

Then Judge endorsed liberal Democrat Joe Lazar while Republican Ken Rice was still on the ballot.

That is the accurate story on that topic.
Feb. 10, 2011, 3 am
Drusilla from Kensington says:
Why haven't reporters noted that Judge was recently removed from office as Corresponding Secretary of the New York State Young Republicans?

Judge insisted on a trial by his fellow State YRs, and I hear the testimony is fascinating. When will it be released? It should give people insight into the motives and actions of Judge and his YR Club.
Feb. 10, 2011, 5:10 am
Sam G from Baltimore MD says:
To completely uproot a long-standing organization for less than a severe structural problem smacks of an attempt at a political power grab. Being an outsider, I would say that ousting an organization that has been around for over a hundred years is probably not warranted. As the article states this will have to be dealt with on the state level where, hopefully, it will be seen as the transparent power grab that it is.
Feb. 10, 2011, 11:01 am
John from Manhattan Beach says:
To Judas from the jig:
As i recall, Craig Eaton actually supported David Greenfield together with uber-liberal Vito Lopez. Of course he lied and pretended to support Ken Rife. Dont forget, Craig and Vito both serve on the board of the Catholic Citizens Committee, which sent out mailings on behalf of Democrat David Greenfield.
So at least judge endorsed the more conservative Democrat who actually said he will NOT raise taxes, unlike Greenfield who promised in a media interview to raise taxes on the rich.
And as for Ken Rife, he couldn't even garner 2% of the vote in such a conservative district!!! You must have been really effective in helping him out!
Judge was kicked off the ballot because of a deal between lopez and Eaton! Judge even raised enough funds to qualify for matching funds.
So thanks for all the publicity you are giving to Brooklyn Young Republicans. They now have, from just this week alone, 33 new members plus 200 returning members!

Keep up the good work!
Feb. 10, 2011, 11:10 am
John from Manhattan Beach says:
To John from Manhattan Beach, but really Glenn from Kennsignton, LOL:
As i recall, Jonathan Judge proudly supported Joe Lazar together with uber-libera, uber-racist Kevin Parker who is Judge's state senator Of course he really did support Lazar to get his patronage job back. Dont forget, Jonathan and Parker both take orders from Dov Hikind, who orchestrated Judge getting his job back along with Parker getting a foot hold in Borough Park which didn't work anyway.
So as usual Judge endorsed the more liberal Democrat who actually said he would take the support of Shelly Silver, who is the main reason the rich pay the highest taxes in the country, let's also not forget, Jonathan gave money and endorsed two even more liberal Democrats Tony Avella and David Weprin.
Last but not least with Judge, he couldn't even make the ballot with the help of not, but two clubs, while an unknown, real Republican did the work!!! By the way, Glenn you must have been really effective in challenging those signatures, kinda like the work you do on campus!
Judge was kicked off the ballot because he couldn't do the work plain and simple!
Let's bring up those matching funds because many of those donors Judge had were not registered voters, and made up names, boy I wish he would have made that ballot, so somebody could have challenged that, and put him in debt even more!
So thanks Jonathan and Glenn for all the publicity you are giving to the actual real Brooklyn Young Republicans. They now have, from just this week alone, 330 new members plus 2000 pledged members coming after you this year!
I can't wait til payback comes swiftly.
Feb. 10, 2011, 1:01 pm
Eric from Midwood says:
Does Jonathan really wanna take on a battle with the state?

Aren't they the ones who kicked him out not once, but twice?
Feb. 10, 2011, 1:02 pm
Glenn from Homecrest says:
Speaking of Jonathan, isn't he the one who also not only endorsed but gave money to very liberal Democrats, such as State Senator Tony Avella, and Assemblyman David Weprin?

Aren't they the biggest advocates of taxing the rich, and gay marriage?

Two things, Jonathan is very passionate for, isn't he.....
Feb. 10, 2011, 1:04 pm
Roy from Dyker Heights says:
Jonathan looks like he hasn't got any sleep from this picture.

Must be from all the blogging he's doing.

Too bad he's been beat left and right on the blogs and on the pavement.
Feb. 10, 2011, 8:08 pm
Tischler from Boro Park says:
I think this Republican chairman has got to go. It seems he is more interested in promoting himself than the party he is supposed to promote.
He works in cahoots with VITO LOPEZ, giving his boys and gals dozens of Wilson Pakulas over the last four years.
He works with VITO to secretly send mailings on behalf of Democrat David Greenfield, from the Catholic Citizens Committee. Of which both the Democrat chairman and Republican chairman serve on the board of.

He was unable to get even one new Republican elected from Brooklyn. Even Grimm and Malliotakis lossed in Brooklyn!

He was unable to raise any grassroots money for the party. Eaton was only able to collect ONE donation in arguably the best Republican years the party has seen.

Eaton refuses to meet with the La Guardia club to mend fences between them.

Eaton refuses to meet with Brooklyn Young Republicans to mend fences.

Eaton refuses to meet with Clorinda ever since she spread word around that she's running for chairman.

Eaton refuses to talk with anyone that disagrees with him.

Craig Eaton is that kind of person.

If there is any dissent he tries to crush it. As this story clearly indicates: http://www.thelmagazine.com/TheMeasure/archives/2011/02/08/brooklyn-republicans-crush-dissent-start-inter-party-civil-war

Craig Eaton will find out what dissent is LOUD and CLEAR when he is booted from office in just a few months.

We need to rebuild the party from bottom up. The Republican Party is in shambles thanks to Craig Eaton's ego and deals he makes with Democrats.

He gives Democrats the Republican endorsement without even meeting them!!! I know this for fact. Some Democrats have barely even spoken with Eaton. Yet he is all to eager to sell out his party.

We demand change in the Republican Party of Brooklyn.

And change is coming very soon!

Feb. 10, 2011, 8:53 pm
Tischler from Boro Park says:
BTW, Ken Rice's petition signatures were totally forged. I believe a few people already complained about this to US Attorney's office and the DA's office.
Feb. 10, 2011, 8:56 pm
Tischler from Boro Park says:
Some of Ken Rice's signatures were totally forged. I believe a few of those fraud victims have filed complaints with the US Attorney's office and the DA's office.
Feb. 10, 2011, 8:59 pm
Mendel from Boro Park says:
I hope you are reading this Jonathan Judge because i really want you to run for office. Your performance at the debate really demonstrated your skills. You have a very bright future ahead of you. Aside from what all these meshuganas are saying about you.
You are such a mentsch and im confident you will succeed in whatever you decide to do.

You are the real deal!
Go Jonathan Judge Go.
Feb. 10, 2011, 10:19 pm
Rosenberg from Midwood says:
It's good to see Democrat Abraham Tischler coming out of the closet, and helping his good pal fellow liberal Democrat, Jonathan Judge.

I hate to bring up, to the young lad.

That it was his signatures that were the most fake I have ever seen, and it was his signatures that were the most forged.

Kind of like his now forged relationship with Jonathan Judge.

By the way isn't it Avarhom Rosenberg who also forged a deal by taking the support of the very liberal Tischler to help his campaign?

More on that soon, oh by the way can you tell Jonathan his donor list was passed on to the DA's office especially considering a quarter of them were fakes.

I hear you and Moshe helped fake a good chunk of those.

Payback is coming.
Feb. 10, 2011, 10:36 pm
Sid from Borough Park says:
Jonathan would never run for office, that patronage job means way too much to him.

His Democrat bosses will never allow for that to happen, kind of like how they never allow him to endorse or support Republicans, wink, wink.
Feb. 10, 2011, 10:38 pm
Jonathan from Webster Avenue says:
It's too bad Jonathan can only get Democrats to go to bat for him, must be why he has such horrible fashion sense.

I think this Democrat will go. It seems he is more interested in promoting himself and attacking real Republicans, not to mention seniors, Catholics, America, Israel, and the military.

He works in cahoots with MARTY MARKOWITZ, proudly giving money and endorsing very liberal Democrats over the last four years.

He works with MARTY and Alvin Berk to not so secretly work on behalf of Democrat Joe Lazar, the Democrat of choice of Kevin Parker the same Kevin Parker who attacks cops and women, poor choice of candidates, Jonathan.

Of which both Judge and his boss endorsed because Marty Markowitz did who controls there paychecks.

He was unable to support even one Republican candidate in Brooklyn, let alone get on the ballot, great way to throw your friends Lucretia and Arnaldo under the bus!

He was unable to raise any grassroots money for the party, he actually never gave one donation to the party itself.

Judge has now lost his relationship with his one time political allies the La Guardia club who bent over backwards to help him, while he just ate cheese on Smith street and wore hideous shirts.

Judge refused to hold meetings for his Brooklyn Young Republican club after he got kicked off the ballot and endorsed Democrat Joe Lazar which led him to being kicked off the state YR's not once, but twice.

Judge refuses to meet with Lucretia ever since she spread word around that she's not friends with him anymore.

Judge refuses to talk with anyone that even talks to Craig Eaton or any real Republicans, he attacks them on his hate blog, and than has a few rodents who have no jobs or life's to go back him up and is still outmanned.

Jonathan Judge is that kind of person.

If there is any dissent he tries to crush it. http://thejigisupatlas.blogspot.com/2011/02/as-real-brooklyn-young-republicans-grow.html

Jonathan Judge will find out what dissent is LOUD and CLEAR when he will be crushed for good in a matter of months.

We need to rebuild the party from bottom up. The Republican Party is however on it's way to being rebuilt thanks to Craig Eaton's leadership and Jonathan Judge's time has run out, He gives Democrats money without even meeting them!!! I know this for fact.

All Democrats know Jonathan will do anything for that job of his.

We demanded regime change in the Brooklyn Young Republicans!

Now we will get the grand finale when we crush them for good, and than they can learn to pick out a new suit or two!
Feb. 10, 2011, 10:48 pm
Joseph from Gravesend says:
Hey how come Jonathan did this....

JUDGE, JONATHAN J
345 WEBSTER AVENUE BROOKLYN, NY 11230 25.00 02-MAY-08 WEPRIN 2009 2008 July Periodic Comptroller

JUDGE, JONATHAN
345 WEBSTER AVENUE #2N BROOKLYN, NY 11230 10.00 05-OCT-08 TONY AVELLA 2009 2009 January Periodic Mayor

Or....

http://matzav.com/former-candidate-jonathan-judge-endorses-joe-lazar

"former Council candidate Jonathan Judge endorsed Joe Lazar for City Council in the 44th Council District Special Election."

Or...

MARTIN E CONNER LAW COUNSELOR
61 PIERREPONT ST #71 BROOKLYN, NY 11201 2,500.00 OTHER - Law Retainer 10-MAR-10 FRIENDS OF JONATHAN J. JUDGE 2010 27 Post Special F City Council 44

MARTIN E CONNER LAW COUNSELOR
61 PIERREPONT ST #71 BROOKLYN, NY 11201 2,500.00 OTHER - Law Retainer 10-MAR-10 FRIENDS OF JONATHAN J. JUDGE 2010 27 Post Special F City Council 44

MARTIN E CONNER LAW COUNSELOR
61 PIERREPONT ST #71 BROOKLYN, NY 11201 500.00 OTHER - Lawyer fees 26-MAR-10 FRIENDS OF JONATHAN J. JUDGE 2010 27 Post Special F City Council 44

MARTIN E CONNER LAW COUNSELOR
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Wasn't that "Democrat" election lawyer, Martin Connor Shelly Silver's now hired gun for kicking off Republicans and others off the ballot.

Can Jonathan answer this or will he change the subject, kind of like that horrible suit he was wearing.
Feb. 10, 2011, 10:55 pm
Russell from Bensonhurst says:
Gene,
You are brilliant!

Keep up the good work. And dont stay up all night like you did yesterday. Get yourself some sleep pal.
Feb. 10, 2011, 11 pm
Russell from Bensonhurst says:
What do you have to say about this Gene:
Eaton works with VITO to secretly send mailings on behalf of Democrat David Greenfield, from the Catholic Citizens Committee. Of which both the Democrat chairman and Republican chairman serve on the board of.

He was unable to get even one new Republican elected from Brooklyn. Even Grimm and Malliotakis lossed in Brooklyn!

He was unable to raise any grassroots money for the party. Eaton was only able to collect ONE donation in arguably the best Republican years the party has seen.
Feb. 10, 2011, 11:06 pm
Russell from Bensonhurst says:
And Gene,
Proof that Jonathan had no deal with Martin Connor: you see clearly he got NO discount. He had to pay fully every cent because the Democrat doesnt give Republicans any brakes.
Feb. 10, 2011, 11:08 pm
Truther from 11209 says:
The Battle of the Have Nots. Eaton couldn't organize his way out of a paper bag. He has no pull and neither does Gallo. Those two wouldn't know a youth movement it landed on their noses. Eaton must be really desperate. Weren't he and Gallo at odds not long ago and now Gallo is Eaton's Knight in Shining Armor? What a crock of lard. Eaton is obviously trying to distract everyone with the fact that all the Republicans lost in Bay Ridge. Eaton has only Staten Island to thank for the Republican pick ups. So insted of admitting that, he is waging a senseless internal war amongst his own. There are 5 Republicans left in Brooklyn and they're all fighting each other. What a tale.
Feb. 10, 2011, 11:17 pm
Glenn from East 4th Street says:
Glenn my man,
You are pathetic!

Keep up the good work. And dont sleep on the job like you did Monday. Get yourself some sleep pal at home, and spend some time away from the blogs for once.
Feb. 10, 2011, 11:55 pm
Jonathan from Webster Avenue says:
What do you have to say about this Glenn:

Jonathan really screwed over his pals over in the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican club in the 49th AD after in several snow storms in last year's special election for city council, the LaGuardia club delivered hundreds of signatures for Mr. Judge., and raised hundreds of dollars for him.

Yet, Mr. Judge and his than Young Republican club closed up shop and delivered no money, no signatures, and not a single endorsement for Lucretia Regina Potter the 49th AD candidate in the Republican primary last fall.

He was unable to support even one Republican candidate in Brooklyn, let alone get on the ballot, great way to throw your friends Lucretia and Arnaldo under the bus!

He was unable to raise any grassroots money for the party, he actually never gave one donation to the party itself.

Judge has now lost his relationship with his one time political allies the La Guardia club who bent over backwards to help him, while he just ate cheese on Smith street and wore hideous shirts.
Feb. 10, 2011, 11:57 pm
Jonathan from Webster Avenue says:
Umm, Glenn you pizzaface, Martin Connor doesn't work for Republicans, he only works to KICK REPUBLICANS OFF THE BALLOT.

You lose again, just like you and Jonathan did in court, and just like you do on the blogs.

The truth has spoke once again.
Feb. 10, 2011, 11:58 pm
Truther from 11228 says:
The Battle of the Have Nots. Judge couldn't organize his way out of a paper bag, let alone find a razor blade or a shave. He has no pull and neither does Nocera, who's own fellow campus police agents don't even know who he is. Those two wouldn't know a youth movement it landed on their noses, let alone about being a real Republican. Judge must be really desperate. Weren't he and Nocera at odds not long ago and now Nocera well, we all know what he is! What a sad sack of rodents. Judge is obviously trying to distract everyone with the fact that all he works for Democrats, he endorses Democrats, and he is one of them. Judge has only Alvin Berk to thank for getting his job back. So instead of admitting that, he is waging a war to keep his job this time. There are over 5000 Republicans alone who have signed up in the last week to crush Jonathan and his partner for good. What a political death Jonathan will meet soon enough.

I can't wait to pour the kerosene.
Feb. 11, 2011, 12:02 am
Roy from 11228 says:
I hear Jonathan is suicidal these days must be from the losses mounting from the blogs and the pavement.

He's actually getting tons of Republicans motivated to crush him.

It's okay Jonathan death isn't the answer, just lose some weight, shave, buy some clothes, give up cheese, and stop the blogging.

Otherwise your political death is coming.
Feb. 11, 2011, 12:04 am
Guido Fauci from Shore Road says:
The YR battle has not yet even been engaged by either faction of the now-formally-bifurcated Brooklyn GOP..., er Brooklyn YRs.

Both sides have just regaled the troops on the YR battlefield.

There has not yet been one "cease and desist" letter from either side.

When that happens, things should get more interesting very quickly.
Feb. 11, 2011, 12:53 am
Larry Bird from Colonial Road says:
Is Jonathan looking to push this into court?

If so he will lose again.

But I am hoping he does so he can put himself in even more debt, and hire Marty Connor.

I wonder if that's what he was hiding the leftover YR funds for.
Feb. 11, 2011, 12:56 am
Chris from Narrows Avenue says:
Jonathan should buy a new pair of clothes before he worries about going to court.
Feb. 11, 2011, 9:21 am
Moshe from Midwood says:
Jonathan looks tired must be from all the blogging he's doing.

Must be hard to keep up with real Republicans.
Feb. 11, 2011, 9:22 am
Guido Fauci from Shore Road says:
For a case brought pro se it's only the cost of filing and serving a bunch of defendants....

The impact is asymetric and the results can be asymptotic...

Courtrooms come in all sizes, big enough
for everybody involved, Brooklyn YR-state YR, Brooklyn old Republicans-Brooklyn young Republicans, heroes-villains, one side or the other...
Feb. 11, 2011, 9:29 am
Guy with the huge mansion on Shore Road says:
When was that photo of Jonathan taken? I sure hope he wasn't wearing that outfit in the winter. It's a spring look.
Feb. 11, 2011, 9:44 am
Larry Bird from Colonial Road says:
Is it me or is Jonathan picking a "lawyer" for this case?

I guess Marty Connor can't kick any Republicans off the ballot for this one?

I wonder if this "lawyer" is going to work for free in exchange for support of something.....

Stay tuned.
Feb. 11, 2011, 12:34 pm
Jonathan from Webster Avenue says:
Courtrooms do indeed come in all sizes.

However, can Jonathan afford to take on another size he can't fit in?

Especially when it comes to the State YR's....
Feb. 11, 2011, 12:35 pm
Samuel from Williamsburg says:
Jonathan looks like a blogger doesn't he.
Feb. 11, 2011, 2:15 pm
J.W. Boothe from Graves End says:
On this birthday of the uncontitutional tyrant who ordered more U.S. citizens to their deaths than any other person in history, let's look at some YR facts that aren't just details.

This battle is stupid: it's all about something Eaton doesn't need and Judge no longer cares about...

Eaton needs a second, third and fourth YR Club like he needs a second, third and fourth Russell Gallo...

btw, the word is somebody in the YR mix has also been talking about creating something called "College Republicans"...

What next "Community College Republicans"; "On-line degree Republicans"; "G.E.D. Republicans"?
Feb. 11, 2011, 4:30 pm
J.K. Rowling from Bath Beach says:
On this birthday of the unconstitutional, James can you please spell check, that's your hallmark of course, tyrant who ordered more U.S. citizens to their deaths than any other person in history, let's look at some real YR facts that Jonathan won't talk about.

This battle is indeed stupid: However, it's all about something Judge desperately needs he's very lonely these days we hear and something Eaton never cared about...

It's Judge who needs a second, third and fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eight, Young Dem Clubs like he needs a second, third and fourth and so on Glenn Nocera or James McCall blogging for him, even than he still can't win...

btw, the word is somebody in the actual YR mix has also been talking about creating something called "Young Professional Republicans"...

What next "Community College Republicans"; Joseph Hayon could apply to that "On-line degree Republicans"; Avi Rosenberg are you listening, and "G.E.D. Republicans", Glenn?

Stay tuned.
Feb. 11, 2011, 6:48 pm
Guido Fauci from Shore Road says:
JKR,

I love your fictions almost as much as the fantasy world that you've created to surround your fictions.

"Young Professional Republicans"... in Brooklyn? Who thinks this stuff up? You must really be J.K. Rowling. (Btw, is Peter Cipriano based on Harry Potter or is Harry Potter based on Peter Cipriano [and should I have put quotation marks around either or both of those names]?)

Who in/from Brooklyn could Eaton possibly find to be in an organization of "Young Professional Republicans”, much less who might have any "cred" to head it -- since you've mentioned it, necessarily, all must be graduates of Hogwarts (btw, I didn't know that the Brooklyn GOP outreach had gotten as far as rural Scotland).

(Although JWB is a not ready for prime time player) I'm afraid that you might have pretty much made his point for him, nonetheless. A proliferation of Republican phantom sub-organizations is pointless and a waste of Kings County Republican Party resources; it's absolutely without justification and will serve no good end.

Lastly, as to Mr. Jonathan Judge, I haven't heard him singing "Mr. Lonely" or "Mr. Blue" lately. He's planning some things and making them happen.

While Eaton moves to take out the YRs, it looks like Judge is moving to take out Eaton. And "The Blogging" by a handful of Judge supporters, just where does that fit? Let's just say it's for where the sun doesn't shine for Eaton and his main patron(s), or would that more accurately be principal Broeklund Patroons.

At any rate, good luck with the Two-YR gambit; btw, how's that been working out so far?

Feb. 11, 2011, 7:56 pm
JK Rowling from Bath Beach says:
JPM,

I love your fictions almost as much as the fantasy world that you've created to surround your fictions, sort of like your usual half hour posts on some Jonathan Judge sponsored hate blogs.

"College Republicans"... in Brooklyn? Who makes, James your grammar is as bad as your campaigns for public office this stuff up? You must really be well pathetic. (Btw, is Jonathan Judge based on Jim McCall or is Jim McCall based on Jonathan Judge [and should I have put quotation marks around either or both of those names]?)

Nah there both the same at this point.

Who in/from Brooklyn could Judge possibly find to be in an organization of "College Republicans”, much less who might have any "cred" to head it -- since you've mentioned it, necessarily, all must be graduates of mail order degree schools don't count (btw, I didn't know that the Brooklyn Young Democrats outreach had gotten as far as Park Slope must be to keep Judge's boss happy).

(JJJ is pretty pathetic) I'm afraid that you might have pretty much made JKR's point nonetheless. A proliferation of Republican phantom sub-organizations is pointless but keeps Jonathan's bosses happy, since he needs that job badly otherwise he might have to be a welfare recipient which is a waste of taxpayers resources.

Lastly, as to Mr. Jonathan Judge, I have indeed heard him singing "Mr. Lonely" or "Mr. Blue" lately. He's planning a few phone calls for a trip to bellevue which real Republicans can arrange once he gets pounded on the pavement very soon.

While Judge moves to make his own political funeral, it looks like real Republicans are moving to take out Judge once and for all. And "The Blogging" by a handful of Judge supporters, just where does that fit, does it fit on the taxpayers dime, like a certain other commenter, just wondering? Let's just say it's for where the sun doesn't shine for Judge and his main Democrat(s), or would that more accurately be just pathetic.

At any rate, James tell Jonathan good luck with the Young Dems; btw, how's that been working out so far?

I hear there's just a few rodents coming to his next meeting, I guess no more Arnaldo and company to boost sagging club membership totals....
Feb. 11, 2011, 8:15 pm
Jonathan from Webster Avenue says:
Jonathan should just stay behind the computer, blogging has caught up with him we see.
Feb. 11, 2011, 8:53 pm
Guido Fauci from Shore Road says:
JKR,

It's "GF" not "JPM" (fine fellow though, loved by one and all).

Sorry that you misinterpreted so badly, JJJ had nothing to do with any comments about any “‘College Republicans’... in Brooklyn”. What JWB had writ above was, "...btw, the word is somebody in the YR mix has also been talking about creating something called 'College Republicans'...."

No harm, no foul, though. A quick check of sources and we found out that the "somebody in the YR mix" was none other than Craig Eaton, as usual, pulling the rug out from under somebody it seems.

Still love your fictions and fantasy world.
Feb. 11, 2011, 10:27 pm
JK Rowling from Bath Beach says:
JPM,

You are indeed "JPM" (pathetic fellow who supports anti-Catholic pictures to say the least).

Sorry that you misinterpreted so badly, but JJJ wishes he had a lot to do with your pathetic comments about any “‘College Republicans’... in Brooklyn”. What JK had writ above was true about the new Young Professional Group, "...btw, the word is somebody indeed the real YR has already started the Young Professional Republicans, Jonathan couldn't qualify for this as like most of the rodents they have no jobs'...."

No harm, no foul, though. A quick check of sources and we found out that the "somebody in the fake YR mix" was none other than Jonathan Judge, as usual, pulling the rug out from under somebody it seems, now if somebody could pull that rug off is face, and by him a suit that doesn't look like a rug.

Still love your fictions and fantasy world a very pathetic life to say the least you live.

Feb. 11, 2011, 11:15 pm
steve from dyker says:
Eaton is done
Feb. 12, 2011, Midnight
Steve from Dyker Heights says:
Judge is the one who is done, kind of like how Judge was done from the State YR's not once, but twice.

Truth Spoken.
Feb. 12, 2011, 7:42 am
Glenn from East 4th Street says:
Judge looks like he's had one too many.

I can't blame him, must be because he's feeling suicidal lately now that he's lost his only vehicle of relevance.

There's always attacking real Republicans to keep your patronage job, right Jonathan?
Feb. 12, 2011, 7:44 am
Samuel from Williamsburg says:
How come Jonathan purposely cut out his Democrat patronage job in his club's by-laws?

Jonathan will never answer that will he.....
Feb. 12, 2011, 7:48 am
Hy from Sheepshead Bay says:
Eaton has not won IN BROOKLYN with one Republican challenger- the main purpose of a political party chairman- you can not defend that. The mere number of comments on this site shows the chaos and divisiveness Eaton has caused.
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:28 am
Hy from Seacoast Terrace says:
Judge has not helped any candidate, let alone himself get on the ballot IN BROOKLYN just ask the LaGuardia Club- the main purpose of a Young Republicans- Jonathan can not defend that which is why he was ousted. The mere number of comments on this site shows the chaos and divisiveness Judge has caused, let alone the anti-Republican, anti-woman, anti-semitic, and anti-Israel attacks.
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:50 am
Yvette from Winsdor Terrace says:
Speaking of Judge how come his club has never actually endorsed a Republican candidate?

Just curious, isn't the purpose of a Young Republican to help Republican candidates get on the ballot, and win?

Two things, Jonathan can't do because that would interfere with his Democratic patronage job.

Truth Spoken.
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:52 am
Christina from Winsdor Terrace says:
Since Jonathan wants to try and change subjects here about his patronage job.

Let's change subjects I wonder why the State YR's kicked him out of leadership not once, but twice.....

Jonathan knows why deep down, problem is so do we.
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:53 am
Roy from Dyker Heights says:
Jonathan just looks very tired must be from those suicidal thoughts he's having.

When you have to deal with the likes of terrorist wannabe Roy Antoun's crazy jihad fantasies you too might think suicide is the only way out.
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:54 am
susan from bay ridge says:
Why does craig stay up at nights trying to find himself quoted in the press, now he is just upset all the time because its all negative. At least marty golden, nicole malliotakis and michael grimm are smart enough to stay silent publicly and haven't said a word on this, whicb is driving craigy nuts, after all he says he has them all on speed dial on his phone! Yeah right.
Feb. 12, 2011, 10:38 am
Guido Fauci from Shore Road says:
Look at all that has been written here just about Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton's Two-YR gambit. Look at how much has been written here about Jonathan Judge, President of the real fully chartered Brooklyn Young Republicans and the "Other Kings County Republican Leader".

To paraphrase Bill Murray in "Tootsie":
"That is one nutty Republican Party!"
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:24 am
Kathleen from Bay Ridge says:
Why does Jonathan and his anti-Republican rodents stay up at nights trying to find himself quoted in the press, now he is just upset all the time because its all negative, that and probably that awful suit he is wearing. At least lucretia potter, arnaldo ferraro and fred martorell are smart enough to stay silent publicly and haven't said a word on Jonathan's latest move, and is pretty pathetic suit which is driving the blue in the face Judge nuts, after all he says he has them all on speed dial on his phone! Too bad there not picking up anymore, must have something to do with those petition signatures he didn't help them with.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:46 am
JK Rowling from Bath Beach says:
Look at all the truth that has been written here just about Jonathan Judge's Democratic patronage ties to name a few. Look at how much has continue to be written here about Jonathan Judge, President of the real fully chartered Brooklyn Young Democrats.

To paraphrase Bill Murray in "Tootsie":
"That is one nutty Brooklyn Young Democrat!
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:48 am
James from Colonial Gardens says:
Isn't it James McCall who stays up way past his bed time, 2AM more exact, and posts two hour long comments on Atlas Shrugs.

Pathetic fellow seems to real troubled must be because he couldn't get elected to dog catcher let alone Judge.

No wonder Jonathan feels so blue today.

I am sure McCall will come on here and post 2-3 times after he's done with his usual three hour long snooze comments on Atlas Shrugs.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:53 am
Glenn from East 4th Street says:
Isn't that also the same guy who tried to get the endorsement of the transgendered LAMBADA club while running with the Conservative line?

Anything to win right....
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:54 am
Ralph from Shore Road says:
Don't forget McCall's the same guy who had his wife give $500 to Hilary Clinton in 2006, to win favor with Vito Lopez so he would go easy on McCall in that civil court race, he still got his butt kicked in anyway.

No wonder Jonathan always brings up Vito Lopez he must have got it from the guy who took all the support he could even if it came from Lopez supporting Democrat District Leaders and Lopez himself.

Truth spoken.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:56 am
ray from bay ridge says:
You eaton cronies are making fools of yourself, unless of course you are sayinf fred, lucretia and arnoldo are equal to malliotakis, golden, aand grimm? Are you? Are you also saying eaton is equal with johnathan judge- sure sounds like that when you just cut and paste. a factual post and just replace the names.. Why hasn't the kings county republican chair got one word of support from any of the 3 republican elected officials in brooklyn on this YR situation??? There's been enough press written about it- I'm sure they got called or if not, could have sent out a public statement?? These are the facts, now if you want to again equate judge with eaton, arnaldo with grimm, fred with golden, and lucretia woth malliotakis feel free.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:57 am
Gerry from The Shelter says:
Why do people mistake me for Gary Tilzer ?
Feb. 12, 2011, 12:28 pm
Ray from Dyker Heights says:
You judge rodents are making fools of yourself, unless of course you are saying jonathan, james, and glenn are equal to malliotakis, golden, and grimm? Are you?

No wonder Jonathan is having some of Roy's pipe.

Are you also saying judge is equal with glenn nocera- sure sounds like that when you just cut and paste, not really, there both the same. a factual post and just replace the names, that's Jonathan's trademark, kind of like that cut and paste tie he has on.. Why hasn't the brooklyn young democrat president got one word of support from any of the 3 LaGuardia club leaders in Jonathan's situation?? There's been enough press written about it- I'm sure Jonathan had Jim McCall call them, Jonathan could have blogged for them a statement or two since he runs there blog, right?? These are the facts, now if you want to again equate jonathan, james, and glenn with actual republicans like eaton, grimm, with golden, with malliotakis prepare to be crushed for good.
Feb. 12, 2011, 12:32 pm
Jonathan from Webster Avenue says:
Why do they mistake me for bozo the clown?
Feb. 12, 2011, 12:33 pm
steve from dyker says:
Yes, jonathan, james and glenn are equal to golden, grimm and malliotakis according to you
Feb. 12, 2011, 3:42 pm
steve from dyker says:
Yes, jonathan, james and glenn are equal to golden, grimm and malliotakis according to you
Feb. 12, 2011, 3:42 pm
Roy from 85th Street says:
That's funny that's what Jonathan thinks.

Must be the pipe he's smoking from Roy.
Feb. 12, 2011, 4:12 pm
rau from dyker says:
Hey pal-
Answer the question- why isn't golden, malliotakis or grimm publicly taking eatons side?? Don't just turn around and ask about arnaldo, fred and lucretia. Eaton is the sitting (for now) GOP chair and none of the 3 republican officials of his county are coming to his defense. That is the fact- truth spoken
Feb. 12, 2011, 4:33 pm
Roy from 85th Street says:
Hey not pal-
Answer the question- why hasn't Ferraro, Potter or Martorell publicly taking judges side?? I mean Roy lives half a block from Arnaldo he could ring his bell, by the way would he even pick up since he doesn't answer bells from shoe bomber looking fellows.

As for Judge, who would want to take a side of a fashion inept, suicidal, crazy, blogger, who threw his only political friends under the bus for his cushy patronage job.

You know since Roy loves to asks questions, why was it that Roy Antoun not only didn't endorse Michael Grimm for congress, but worked for a liberal Democrat for Assembly in Queens, and why has Jonathan Judge never answered about that patronage job, Marty Connor, his endorsements of Tony Avella, David Weprin, and Peter Abbate. (The Old YR's never endorsed Lucretia Potter)

That my friends is the truth spoken.
Feb. 12, 2011, 4:46 pm
Yvette from Winsdor Terrace says:
That's a great point, Jonathan has never answered about that patronage job of his.

Just like he has never answered the questions as to why he appointed a communications director who is a Democrat from Queens, and why he appointed an anti-Republican, anti-zionist, as his 2nd communications director.

Must be because that 2nd person co-runs that hate blog of there's truth spoken.
Feb. 12, 2011, 4:48 pm
Christina from Winsdor Terrace says:
Didn't Jonathan's executive director also bribe Jonathan into giving him that position?

Must be also because he helped him forge those fake donors in that city council race, wink, wink.
Feb. 12, 2011, 4:49 pm
steve from dyker says:
Hey pal-
Still didn't answer question and clear for all to see- HOW COME GOLDEN, GRIMM and MALLIOTAKIS ARE NOT DEFENDING EATONS FORMATION OF THE YOUNG REPUBLICANS CLUB?
Feb. 12, 2011, 5:04 pm
Roy from 85th Street says:
Hey roy-

Still didn't answer the question and clear for all to see, well just really you and a few others- HOW COME FERRARO, (your neighbor), POTTER, AND MARTORELL ARE NOT DEFENDING JUDGES BROOKLYN YOUNG DEMOCRATS FALL?
Feb. 12, 2011, 5:38 pm
Ray from Bay Ridge says:
Is this the same Roy Antoun who lives down the street from Arnaldo Ferraro, and who didn't help Ferraro's candidate for State Assembly, Lucretia Potter, last year?

Instead he was too busy launching attacks on America, Israel, real Republicans, and helping some Democrat run for Assembly.

So much for that friendship.
Feb. 12, 2011, 5:39 pm
Joseph from Bensonhurst says:
Didn't Roy Antoun who Jonathan Judge appointed to communications director of the Brooklyn Young Republican said some of these things.

"the Brooklyn GOP consists of old, right-wing neoconservatives such as District Leader Clorinda Annarummo..."

"When President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad repeatedly states that he is willing to negotiate and talk with the United States, perhaps the United States should be willing to negotiate and talk with the same country it has harassed for fifty years all because of an oil dispute in the 1950s. It’s as if the U.S. is doing whatever it can to prolong conflict and delay peace ."

"Here’s a question I would like to pose to the State Department: “Would Iran go to war or launch a nuclear missile on its biggest trader?” Obviously not if it’s trading the same fuel used to create a missile with Brazil and Turkey. Perhaps if the United States did not act so belligerent, other countries (or organizations for that matter) would not have an excuse to use or detonate a bomb in America to begin with."

"if the United States did not act so belligerent, other countries (or organizations for that matter) would not have an excuse to use or detonate a bomb in America to begin with."

Didn't he say these comments just a week before Memorial Day?

Some support for our country, and military, huh.

Don't worry there's more to come from Roy Antoun too bad for him that's going to hurt him in the coming months.
Feb. 12, 2011, 5:43 pm
Alvin from Flatbush says:
Hey if Roy said those things, Jonathan must support them.
Feb. 12, 2011, 5:48 pm
Mike from Sheepshead Bay says:
No Alvin.
Maybe its that the Brooklyn Young Republicans are more inclusive and accepting of Republicans with all political idealogies and not just of neo-cons, which it has quite a few members of , such as myself.

I think all this bad press is really driving Eaton nuts.

Eaton's days as chairman are numbered.
Feb. 12, 2011, 8:50 pm
susan from harbor view terrace says:
people read the local papers and the daily news and to anyone objective the fact that the 3 Brooklyn Republican elected officials were not in article quoted defending “their” county chairman. This is a clear political slap at eaton, I’m sure reporters and others were surprised by this and only adds fuel to the anti-eaton stories. Now, if the eaton cronies want to say arnaldo and fred weren’t quoted that’s fine but by doing that you are equating them with golden, grimm and malliotakis. Facts are facts, clearly eaton couldn’t get “his” brooklyn elected officials to support him- obviously he tried to no avail.. I challenge eaton and his cronies to post a public comment from golden, grimm, or mallitakis defending his Young Republican club move..can’t do- facts are facts-
Feb. 12, 2011, 8:57 pm
Avi from Midwood says:
I agree with Mike's comment that Eaton's days are numbered.
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:03 pm
Avi from Midwood says:
I agree with Mike's comment. Eaton's days are numbered.
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:05 pm
Moshe from Midwood says:
I agree with Alvin's comments that if Roy said those things Jonathan supports them since he appointed him to the communications position.
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:13 pm
Roy from 85th Street says:
No Roy
Its the Brooklyn Young Democrats that are more seclusive and not accepting of any Republicans, but they are accepting of those who hate Israel, America, Italians, and Republicans like Roy Antoun of which the Brooklyn Young Democrats have many members like.

I think all this bad press is really driving Judge nuts, that and the comments about his terrible suit have him blue in the face.

Judge's days are numbered period.
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:15 pm
Tony from Bay Ridge says:
HOW COME GOLDEN, GRIMM and MALLIOTAKIS ARE NOT DEFENDING EATONS FORMATION OF THE YOUNG REPUBLICANS CLUB ???
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:16 pm
kathleen from colonial gardens says:
people read the local papers and the daily news and to anyone objective the fact that the 3 biggest political friends of Jonathan Judge were not in article quoted defending “their” political son. This is a clear political slap at Judge, who stabbed them in the back by not endorsing them, or collecting any signatures for them, which to this day they are still mad at from what I am actually hearing/ I’m sure reporters and others were not surprised by this and only adds fuel to the anti-Judge stories. Now, if the judge pheasants want to say how our 3 Republican elected officials don't support our chairman, well there mistaken big time, they wanted me to tell you guys that Jonathan really needs to get some fresh air, take a shower, lose the facial hair, and buy a new suit, is he borrowing from Mike DiSanto's wardrobe. Facts are facts, clearly Judge can't even buy a new suit let alone support from his supposed political parents - facts are facts-
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:18 pm
Anthony from Bay Ridge says:
HOW COME FERRARO,POTTER and MARTORELL ARE NOT DEFENDING JUDGE'S DEMISE AS BROOKLYN YOUNG REPUBLICANS PRESIDENT???
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:19 pm
Harold from Bensonhurst says:
Isn't Jonathan Judge the same guy who also got kicked out of the Bay Ridge Community Council by lying to them about running for that city council seat he couldn't even make the ballot for?

I know Jonathan won't answer that, since we know it's true.
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:20 pm
James from Bensonhurst says:
Didn't Jonathan also take bloody signatures and money from Albert and Susan Cleary the same Cleary's who had daddy buy off the Brooklyn DA so he would avoid jail time??
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:22 pm
Kevin from Webster Avenue says:
Don't forget how he also defended convicted felon George Smith two years ago for City Council even after Republican and Conservative Party leaders distanced themselves from him?

Jonathan has ties that would make America's most wanted blush....
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:23 pm
Glenn from East 4th Street says:
Hey don't forget about this donation, Jonathan made....

JUDGE, JONATHAN
345 WEBSTER AVENUE BROOKLYN, NY 11230 1,000.00 20-DEC-10 BROOKLYN YOUNG REPUBLICANS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (BYR PAC) 2011 January Periodic

When Jonathan had this in the city council account of his.

FRIENDS OF JONATHAN J. JUDGE 2010 JULY PERIODIC REPORT
Closing Balance -$473.58

FRIENDS OF JONATHAN J. JUDGE 2011 JANUARY PERIODIC REPORT
A "No Activity Statement" was filed with the State Board of Elections for this period.

Didn't the old Brooklyn YR account have only$509 last count?

Something's not right, fuzzy math?

I don't think so...

Jonathan did something he shouldn't have, wink, wink.
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:26 pm
Yvette from Winsdor Terrace says:
Wasn't Glenn Nocera that treasurer of the Brooklyn YR account, who refused to disclose actually what the Brooklyn YR's really had on hand.

Jonathan could be in big trouble with that donation.....

Glenn seems to put himself right in the middle of trouble now doesn't he...

Challenging signatures, endorsing Democrats, looking the other way while Judge raids the YR funds.

All for what?

Judge didn't endorse him or raise money for his State Senate race, his bosses wouldn't allow that.

Who knows, maybe for Nocera it's time to look in the mirror.
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:29 pm
Tom from Park Slope says:
This whole Republican feud seems so stupid. The Republicans are outunumbered 8-1 by Democrats in Brooklyn. So it just appears very foolish for a chairman of the party (based on the comments I've been reading and some research that I've done) to get into so many fights with so many people. I think that Mr. Eaton should use his position to work out things with his opponents and try to get the Republican party to be a competent and worthy opponents of the Democrats in Brooklyn. Give them a run for their money. So far it looks like most of the money Democrats spend in campaigns are for winning the primary.

This chairman has got to go in my opinion. It seems he is an ego-cenrtic person. And that wont work if you are trying to build a party up from the ground-up.
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:50 pm
susan from dyker says:
Below from staten island advance- reformers and oddo, grimm, malliotakis challenging SI GOP leadership- brooklyn next as these 3 elected have also been silent on defending eaton and just like friscia eaton opposed grimm with allegretti- eaton not sleeping well tonight!

Sitting with a group of GOP elected officials in his West Brighton law office, Scamardella said that the party today "is primarily controlled by a group of persons that has not improved things. It has been based more on personalities than principles."

 

By that, Scamardella was referring to former GOP Rep. Vito Fossella and Fossella supporters like state Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) and Assemblyman Lou Tobacco (R-South Shore), all of whom backed the recent installation of Mary Reilly as party chair.

 

Appearing with Scamardella yesterday were Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn); City Councilmen James Oddo (R-Mid-Island/Brooklyn) and Vincent  Ignizio (R-South Shore); Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-East Shore/Brooklyn), and Molinaro Republican Club (MRC) vice president Lisa Giovinazzo..

 

Scamardella said the party had "failed to support and showed outright hostility" to Grimm during last year's congressional campaign, and had also handled the 2008 House race in a "dysfunctional" way.

 

Scamardella said he and other supporters would now solicit Republicans to run for county committee slots on Primary Day in September so they can vote for him for chair at the party's following county reorganizing convention.

 

About 300 of the party's roughly 712 county committee slots are currently filled, many of them with members loyal to Fossella, Lanza, Tobacco and others who represent the old guard to Scamardella and his allies.

 

Grimm said that current party leaders had exerted too much control over party matters and had stifled debate on candidates and GOP principles.

 

He said Scamardella had the leadership skills to revitalize the party and wasn't looking to control matters. He said Scamardella would allow open debate, boost fund-raising and increase candidate-recruitment efforts.

 

"None of that happens if it is completely controlled," said Grimm.

 

Ignizio said that many Republicans "crave a more inclusive party" and that he and Oddo had been calling for changes for years to no avail.

 

"It's not an 'us and them' scenario," he said, adding that the old guard should still have a "voice at the table" even if Scamardella is successful.

 

It is not known how many county committee members loyal to Oddo, Ignizio and other dissidents can be counted on to back Scamardella.

 

Oddo acknowledged that the coming battle would be difficult for himself and Ignizio, who count many on the other side as friends, not just political colleagues.

 

But he said the GOP should be riding higher given the Island's standing as the "red borough" and a Republican stronghold known throughout the state.

 

"This party should be better than it is," he said. "We should be a force."

 

Oddo acknowledged that party in-fighting is not his cup of tea, but said that the battle is necessary for the GOP brand to thrive again.

 

"The status quo has been less than satisfying," he said.

 

Oddo said that Scamardella's leadership as president of the MRC and its outreach to ethnic blocs like the Russian community proved that he had the skills to lead the party.

 

Ms. Malliotakis said the party fight would be "difficult" for her seeing as she is has only been in office for a few months.

 

"It's not a battle," she said. "We will be able to rebuild the party. I believe Bob is the right person."

 
Feb. 12, 2011, 9:58 pm
Carol from Midwood says:
I think Helen Klein did an excellent job in putting this story together.
I'd like to read more about whats going in the Brooklyn GOP.

Thanks.
Feb. 12, 2011, 10:10 pm
George from Flatbush says:
I think that the Bklyn GOP Chair has got to be replaced. He cant even keep his house in order. Thats no way to be on a road to success.

Bklyn GOP needs to clean house now if it wants to succeed.
Feb. 12, 2011, 10:16 pm
ray riley from 78th street says:
I think if a challenger stepped up against eaton he would lose the support of malliotakis, oddo and grimm in a heartbeat as they are part of regime change in SI and eaton lost brooklyn for them.
Feb. 12, 2011, 10:32 pm
Chaim from Boro Park says:
This whole fight is really disappointing to hear. The Republican party of Brooklyn needs unity now more than ever. There is more divisiveness, polarization and negativity in the Brooklyn GOP than in a very long time. I think if we want our party to prosper we should be getting together and working out differences. We need to put our egos aside if we seek a united party.
Feb. 12, 2011, 10:39 pm
Sid from Park Slope says:
This whole Republican feud seems so stupid. The Republicans are outunumbered 8-1 by Democrats in Brooklyn. So it just appears very foolish for a 25 year old Democrat (based on the comments I've been reading and some research that I've done) to get into so many fights with so many people who are actually Republican. I think that Judge should do himself a favor and get the hell out now before real Republicans crush him for good. We are tired of anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-Catholic, and anti-free speech rodents.

Jonathan will be going for good in a matter of months, and this time real Republicans will crush him once and for all.
Feb. 12, 2011, 10:44 pm
Gary from Flatlands says:
I think it was a good thing the Brooklyn YR's got replaced. They don't even endorse Republicans or get Republicans on the ballot, and have nothing to show for there failed tenure. The new YR's are in CPAC linking up with real Republicans, and have already done more in a week than the previous lineup did in 3 years.

The Brooklyn GOP is going to clean up it's house and that includes Democrats like Jonathan Judge, and terrorist hate bloggers like Roy Mohammad Antoun.

Truth spoken.
Feb. 12, 2011, 10:46 pm
roy antoun from 85th Street says:
I hate to break it to Roy but Oddo doesn't care about Brooklyn, but the good news though is that real Republicans care about our borough, and that means crushing Jonathan Judge and his rodents for good.

On there down time maybe they can buy a suit for Jonathan and a razor blade.
Feb. 12, 2011, 10:48 pm
Jack from Ocean Parkway says:
GOP chairman Eaton is toast
Feb. 12, 2011, 10:49 pm
yankel from Boro Park says:
This whole fight is really disappointing to hear, but Jonathan wanted this because that patronage job is way too important to him, and that's what his bosses told him to do, since look at him, he couldn't even flip burgers let alone get a real job. The Republican party of Brooklyn needs unity now more than ever and it will get it once it crushes these Democrat bloggers. However, the real Republicans are unified, electrified, and motivated more than ever which is bad news for Jonathan.
Feb. 12, 2011, 10:50 pm
John from Ocean Avenue says:
Jonathan Judge looks like toast.
Feb. 12, 2011, 10:51 pm
Jason from Mill Basin says:
Jonathan still never answered about his Democrat ties fitting.

Can he answer at least about that hideous fashion choice.

Mike DiSanto his good friend would be proud, how pathetic.
Feb. 12, 2011, 10:52 pm
Avi from Midwood says:
The State YR's didn't think much of Jonathan now did they?

Didn't they kick him out not once, but twice.

Truth spoken.
Feb. 12, 2011, 10:52 pm
Gene from 11235 says:
The mere number of comments on this site shows the chaos and divisiveness Eaton has caused. He's clearly the one to blame for the shambles that the GOP is in in Brooklyn.
Feb. 12, 2011, 10:55 pm
Gene from 11235 says:
Question: Why does every county chairman in New York State dislike Craig Eaton?
Answer: Cant get along with ANYONE.

He will find out to soon: no need for him anymore.
Feb. 12, 2011, 10:59 pm
Russell from 11223 says:
Craig Eaton should join Vito Lopez in the Democrat party, Vito loves him.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:05 pm
Glenn from 11230 says:
The mere number of comments on this site shows the chaos and divisiveness Judge has caused which he's paying for. He's clearly the one to blame for his political demise, that I can't wait to poor the kerosene.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:10 pm
Glenn from 11230 says:
Question: Why does every young Republican President in New York State dislike Jonathan Judge?
Answer: Cant get ENDORSE OR SUPPORT REPUBLICANS.

As they already have no need for him anymore.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:11 pm
Jonathan from 11230 says:
Isn't Jonathan Judge already with Vito Lopez in the Democratic party. After Lopez got him Marty Connor to challenge those signatures, and got him his patronage job back, not to mention that meeting he and Jim McCall had last night with Lopez supporter Joanne Seminara.

I guess they forgot to tell you that Glenn.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:13 pm
Roy from 11228 says:
Don't forget Bay Ridge Community Council, the 49th AD, Kings County Republican Party, and even his own colleagues at Community Board 14.

Doris Ortiz I hear hates Jonathan, and has told him to go buy a razor blade, and a suit.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:14 pm
Anna from Bay Ridge says:
The Brooklyn Young Republicans are really fine young men and women. I remember when two of them knocked on my door and asked me politely to come and vote for Michael Grimm and Nicole Malliotakis and i told them for sure. They seemed very happy to hear that. They left me some literature and asked me to get active in the campaigns.
God bless them.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:15 pm
Joseph from 11223 says:
That tie looks a little loose on Jonathan, must be because he wants to tie it around himself when it comes to the beating he's taking from real Republicans when it comes to his shady dealings.

Jonathan can never answer about those fake donors, shady donations, bribes, Democratic endorsements, throwing his political friends under the bus, and ties to anti-semites.

This is what you wanted Jonathan, and it's going to be a very painful political death for you, I am doing you a favor, and warning you.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:16 pm
Anne from 11209 says:
The Brooklyn Young Democrats are really not fine young men and women. I remember when one of them planted a person to dump water on a volunteer collecting signatures, and another one of them taking bribes to appoint members to there leadership. They didn't help either Grimm or Malliotakis, I was on those campaigns, and I saw no bozo the clown, pizzafaces, or shoe bombers.

However, I did see real Brooklyn Young Republicans just last week lit dropping for this coming Tuesday's meeting, God Bless those real Republicans.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:18 pm
chaim from boropark says:
Mr Eaton needs to be voted out as chairman, along with the rest of his crew. The Brooklyn Young Republican club has been around 131 years and willm be around another 131 more. Wake up Brooklyn this chairman, has been very nasty to alot of young people who just wanted to help the Republican party. I myself tried calling him and email him about getting involved and never got a response, and a friend of mine wanted to run for district leader two years ago and was yelled at by mr eaton not to run. This reminds me of the mob or nazi Germany. I am very glad now to find out that there is a real young republicans club in Brooklyn, I will be certainly joining Mr Judges club.Enough is enough with this chairman I think we should protest in the streets near his headquarters like in Egypt and call for his resignation.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:20 pm
Annie from Bay Ridge says:
I too was on the Grimm, Malliotakis, and Senator Marty Golden campaigns, and I did not see any bozo the clown look alikes, or campus police agents.

However, I did see real Republicans knock on my door, and get my involved in the Kings County Republican Party.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:20 pm
Issac from Boro Park says:
Jonathan Judge was booted as Brooklyn Young Republican President, and the rest of his anti-Republicans. The Brooklyn Young Republicans the real one has already done more in a week than in the previous 3 years that Jonathan Judge ran it into the ground. Jonathan Judge is clearly blue in the face from trying to stop these truths that have spoken. I called Craig Eaton two years and he not only picked up the phone, but personally got me involved in every single campaign I have wanted to be in.
I am glad he is my chairman, and I am glad we have a real Brooklyn Young Republican club that now doesn't endorse Democrats. I already joined the real Young Republican club. Enough is Enough with Judge and his frauds, real Republicans are going to knock on there doors for good this summer.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:23 pm
Gabby from 85th Street says:
Why is Roy Antoun impersonating Jewish people when he said this?

"Here’s a question I would like to pose to the State Department: “Would Iran go to war or launch a nuclear missile on its biggest trader?” Obviously not if it’s trading the same fuel used to create a missile with Brazil and Turkey. Perhaps if the United States did not act so belligerent, other countries (or organizations for that matter) would not have an excuse to use or detonate a bomb in America to begin with."

Too bad when Brighton Beach finds out about this, Roy Antoun will be detonated politically.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:24 pm
Mohammad from 85th Street says:
Didn't Roy Antoun also say this...

http://www.urbanelephants.com/index.php/herd/2804.html

"Tom Vendittelli: Finally, A Candidate I Can Support

I had the privilege of meeting Congressional Candidate Tom Vendittelli, running on the Libertarian Party line in the 13th Congressional District which covers Brooklyn and Staten Island

To all my conservative and Republican friends, please remember that conservatism as a political theory is deeply rooted and founded in the tenets of libertarianism. I fully support Tom and his efforts to run for Congress."

This will be used against you Roy this September.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:27 pm
Anna from Bay Ridge says:
To Anne from 11209
I agree with you the Young Democrats are not fine people.

About that story you mentioned, I remember that story because that happened on my block. As i recall the story from the neighbor: the petitioner rang the bell and asked the neighbor to sign the petition. When the neighbor refused, the petitioner started getting pushy and started to harass him to sign. The neighbor then asked the petitioner to leave his property and the petitioner refused. He then took poured water on him.
But i agree with neighbor. Thats not nice to harass. Shame on those people.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:28 pm
Abu from 85th Street says:
How about this goodie.

"Why I Don't Like All My Congressional Candidates."

Michael Grimm, for example. On his website he states, “I pledge to… redirect the remainder of the unspent stimulus money to small business programs.” Well, Mr. Grimm, stimulus money is generated through taxation and rather than playing economic czar and redistributing this “excess” stimulus cash where you deem fit, why don’t you just return it to the people the government stole it from? The sad matter of fact is that Mr. Grimm still want’s to actually use the stimulus money and redirect it himself. As far as I’m concerned, the “free market” means government (a Congressman) does NOT distribute where he/ she thinks the money should go. That limits growth. That is a Keynesian market system.

Whatever you just rambled you idiot, Roy this will be used against you, good luck you will need it.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:30 pm
Morris from Avenue R says:
Craig Eaton needs to get his act together. He couldn't win majority for Malliotakis or Grimm in Brooklyn and now he's started civil war in his own party. Bad, bad move.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:33 pm
George from Park Slope says:
I was on that block and I heard that story too about the the neighbor harassing the petitioner, and in fact it was the petitioner who had a bucket of water dumped on him by a Jonathan Judge plant.

I also did hear how Jonathan Judge solicited bribes from his club members to put them in leadership.

That's sad, very sad.

Jonathan is a shady fellow, and maybe it's time he gets investigated.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:34 pm
Hank from Brooklyn says:
Gene,
The question begs,
http://www.gerritsenbeach.net/tag/gene-berardelli/
Prior Public Experience: Gene worked as a Capitol Intern for Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and as legal assistant to the Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly.

Gene Berardelli is a proud Democrat ladies and gentlemen.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:35 pm
Bob from 73rd Street says:
Jonathan Judge needs to get his act together, let alone take a shower. He couldn't even help his friend Lucretia Potter get on the ballot, or endorse her. Now he's started a war with the State YR's, bad, bad, move.

I hear tons of State YR's will be campaigning against him with glee this summer.

I can't wait to see that!
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:35 pm
Jonathan from Webster Avenue says:
You mean kind of like this:

JUDGE, JONATHAN J
345 WEBSTER AVENUE BROOKLYN, NY 11230 25.00 02-MAY-08 WEPRIN 2009 2008 July Periodic Comptroller
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:38 pm
Jonathan from Webster Avenue says:
Or why he has never disclosed his ties to the Democrat controlled Community Board 14?

Or why he supported Democrat Bill Thompson for Mayor?

Or why he has never revealed his true sexuality?

Or why on a $40,000 salary he is still living at home, rent free?

Or why he has given more money to Democrats in this past two years than Republicans?

Or why he was kicked out of the Bay Ridge Community Council?

Or why he was kicked out of the New York State Young Republicans Leadership, not once, but twice?

Or why he stabbed his supposed political parents Arnaldo Ferraro and Lucretia Potter in the back last year in the 49th Assembly District Republican primary when after they collected over 100 signatures for him, he failed to collect any?

I can keep going, but these are all questions, Jonathan and his two or three anti-Republican, hate bloggers pals will never answer because it's all true.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:38 pm
Matt from Avenue S says:
What about this.

MARTIN E CONNER LAW COUNSELOR
61 PIERREPONT ST #71 BROOKLYN, NY 11201 2,500.00 OTHER - Law Retainer 10-MAR-10 FRIENDS OF JONATHAN J. JUDGE 2010 27 Post Special F City Council 44

MARTIN E CONNER LAW COUNSELOR
61 PIERREPONT ST #71 BROOKLYN, NY 11201 2,500.00 OTHER - Law Retainer 10-MAR-10 FRIENDS OF JONATHAN J. JUDGE 2010 27 Post Special F City Council 44

MARTIN E CONNER LAW COUNSELOR
61 PIERREPONT ST #71 BROOKLYN, NY 11201 500.00 OTHER - Lawyer fees 26-MAR-10 FRIENDS OF JONATHAN J. JUDGE 2010 27 Post Special F City Council 44

MARTIN E CONNER LAW COUNSELOR
61 PIERREPONT ST #71BROOKLYN, NY 11201 167.57 CONSL 10-JUL-10 FRIENDS OF JONATHAN J. JUDGE 2010 July Periodic F City Council 44

Wasn't that "Democrat" election lawyer, Martin Connor Shelly Silver's now hired gun for kicking off Republicans and others off the ballot.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:39 pm
Jack from Avenue T says:
What about this.

http://matzav.com/former-candidate-jonathan-judge-endorses-joe-lazar

"former Council candidate Jonathan Judge endorsed Joe Lazar for City Council in the 44th Council District Special Election."
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:40 pm
John from Avenue O says:
Here's the real truth.

Judge and his boy Roy Antoun need to get a life and stop posting self-serving statements here.

Before Craig Eaton took over, the Republican party was in total disarray with no money, no volunteers, no paid staff, no office, often no candidates even in winnable districts.

Judge figured he can use the GOP's weakness to take over the party and would do so by getting elected President of the Young Republicans to use it as a launching pad to becoming GOP Chairman.

When Eaton took over, he brought in volunteers, money, staff, got an office, and recruited candidates. Brooklyn is a tough borough for Republicans and this is particularly so when the party was in total disarray for 20 years prior to Eaton.

Yet, it began seeing very significant improvements at the polls, often almost doubling its previous results. The first wins were in bi-county seats (Brooklyn and Staten Island), but all seats around Brooklyn began to perform increasingly better. The improvement for the Brooklyn GOP were far greater than that of the national GOP.

Most of the people closest to Judge left him, and he just recruited a few new people who never previously participated in politics and do not know Craig or anyone else.

Russell Gallo himself was an associate of Judge a couple of years ago, but realized that Craig Eaton is a far superior leader. None of the Craig Eaton's people has ever left to go to Judge.

To prevent the persistent defections, and to prevent others from joining Craig Eaton's team, Judge and his boy Roy Antoun engaged in brutal smears against Craig and anyone on speaking terms with him.

It is never a political disagreement - nobody knows where Judge stands on taxes, affirmative action, gay marriage, etc - it is always personal: who slept with whom, who looks attractive, etc. These guys are so low they sit there on their blog mocking people by rhyming their names.

Judge is nothing more than a pathetic child writing on a blog that nobody except his friends and those he attacks read. Then liberal, anti-Republican publications try to give them credence thinking it will harm the GOP (instead, it drives them to work harder because you always work harder when you fight than when all is well).

Meanwhile, anyone who knows anything about the Republican party's doings will know that it is in far superior state today than prior to Craig Eaton.

Several times a week, a dozen or more young professionals meet to advance the party and its candidates. Many dozens of people now participate in the party to a lesser or greater degree.

For the first time in decades, the Brooklyn Republican party is becoming a legitimate political organization... all while Judge and his friend are rhyming our names and speculating who the Republican women may or may not have slept with.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:41 pm
Brian from Bensonhurst says:
That's right this is Jonathan in a nutshell.

"It is never a political disagreement - nobody knows where Judge stands on taxes, affirmative action, gay marriage, etc - it is always personal: who slept with whom, who looks attractive, etc. These guys are so low they sit there on their blog mocking people by rhyming their names."
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:42 pm
Chambliss Parker from Madeleine Court says:
Back to the issue of the attempt by Craig Eaton's Republican Regime to wipe out the existing Brooklyn YR Club and to replace it with a phony unchartered club.

Eaton's proposed "relaunched Brooklyn YR Club" has not even submitted any preliminary paperwork to the Association of NYS YR Clubs, either to obtain its own charter or revoke the charter to the existing YR Club.

As a result, any reference to the new or relaunched Russell Gallo Young Republicans in Brooklyn as the "Official" YR Club in Brooklyn is false advertising.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:49 pm
Michael Saxon from Colonial Gardens says:
That's funny what about this...

b) Received authorization for the use of the Republican name from the County Republican Chair of the county in which the organization is based…

d) There may be only one club from the same geographical area. In the event that two clubs meet the above requirements, the Chairman of the NYSYR shall send a letter to the County Chairman of the Republican County Committee for the County in which the club exists asking for a letter in writing which must express which club should be credentialed as the official YR club for that area.”

Looks like Jonathan is out of luck.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:55 pm
James Taggart from 3rd Avenue says:
Jonathan loses on the blogs, and on the pavement.
Feb. 12, 2011, 11:56 pm
Kenny from Dyker Heights says:
I agree with Chambliss. This is definitely false advertising. and i would think the Brooklyn YRs should file a lawsuit against Craig Eaton.
Feb. 13, 2011, 8:52 am
Frank Molinaro from Bay Ridge says:
Go Clorinda Go! We need a new chairman! Now!

Ladies and Gentleman Clorinda Annarummo for Brooklyn GOP chair.
Feb. 13, 2011, 9:05 am
Harry Meisener from East 20's- Midwood says:
Wow! What a stupid move by GOP chairman Eaton!

This sounds like a very stupid move for the GOP chairman to make. Trying to tear down his own youth? This is a really mind-boggling move. I think Mr. Eaton should be taken down as chairman before he sinks the party down even deeper.
Feb. 13, 2011, 9:25 am
Kenneth from Dyker Heights says:
I agree with Michael the county chairman is the one who decides who gets authorize, and if Jonathan wants to sue, I say let him do that, it will only expose him as the fraud he is, and the fake Republican he is.

By the way Marty Connor won't work on this case since he can't kick Republicans off the ballot like last time.

Truth Spoken.
Feb. 13, 2011, 9:47 am
Frank Molinaro from Bay Ridge says:
By the way just wondering isn't Roy Antoun running against Clorinda Annarummo this year....

I didn't know Roy was being thrown under the bus, wink, wink.
Feb. 13, 2011, 9:48 am
Avi Cohen from East 20's Homecrest says:
Wow! What a great move by the real Republicans in making a real YR club, that doesn't endorse Democrats!

However, this sounds like a very stupid move by Jonathan Judge. Trying to sue real Young Republicans who actually want to help Republicans? This is a really mind-boggling move, but than again this is what he needs to do to keep his patronage job. I think Jonathan Judge should just change his party enrollment to Democrat before he sinks himself down even deeper.
Feb. 13, 2011, 9:50 am
marc from bensonhurst says:
Wow, I hear state republican leaders are shocked at the dissention in the ranks in brooklyn supported by daily news articles, brooklyn paper articles, the almost 200 comments here, silence by brooklyn GOP electeds on supprting eaton. I also hear some may be considering running for chair now that the SI-bklyn republican electeds are supporting regime change in SI believing they will do same in bkyn as situation and arguments against friscia are same with eaton and brooklyn.
Feb. 13, 2011, 9:52 am
marc from bensonhurst says:
Wow, I hear state republican leaders are shocked at the dissention in the ranks in brooklyn supported by daily news articles, brooklyn paper articles, the almost 200 comments here, silence by brooklyn GOP electeds on supprting eaton. I also hear some may be considering running for chair now that the SI-bklyn republican electeds are supporting regime change in SI believing they will do same in bkyn as situation and arguments against friscia are same with eaton and brooklyn.
Feb. 13, 2011, 9:52 am
Chris from Bensonhurst says:
I am a real Republican, and I was denied membership by Jonathan Judge. I emailed Judge a few months ago about helping his club since I didn't know much about Judge's deals with Democrats, and not helping Republicans like I do now.

Judge never got back to me, as I offered to help him in anyway possible.

Now when I contacted Craig Eaton, not only did he get back to me, he personally met with me, and got me involved in the Republican Party.

A few months later I am helping the real Brooklyn Young Republicans, and I look forward to making Jonathan Judge pay dearly for his ignoring of this real Republican.
Feb. 13, 2011, 9:53 am
Mark from Bensonhurst says:
Wow, I hear state young republican leaders are shocked by Jonathan Judge's dealings with Democrats that have been supported by daily news articles, brooklyn paper articles, the almost 200 comments here, silence by former political friends on supporting judge. I also hear some may be considering running against Jonathan Judge back candidates that supported regime change in the Brooklyn YR's believing they will can now make a difference as the argument against Judge has been stronger than ever.
Feb. 13, 2011, 9:55 am
Marcus from Bensonhurst says:
Note to the pathetic commenter since his poor spelling is his hallmark.

John Friscia endorsed Democrats, and so did his ilk, that's why there being removed.

Kind of like how Jonathan Judge, and James McCall are being removed.
Feb. 13, 2011, 9:57 am
Jonathan from Webster Avenue says:
Speaking of state young Republican leaders didn't they kick Judge out not once, but twice?

No wonder Jonathan will never mention this, since the truth has spoken months ago on that, just like his ties to Democrats.
Feb. 13, 2011, 9:58 am
Glenn from East 4th Street says:
I still keep looking at this picture of Jonathan Judge, and I am wondering is he a Republican?

He looks like a cartoon character, let alone a Republican.

I guess he's applying for the circus, which is where he belongs.
Feb. 13, 2011, 9:59 am
Yvette from 10th Avenue says:
Why is Jonathan trying to sue Republicans?

I thought he was about unifying the party, and helping Republicans win?

Only when he's in control, right.

Payback is coming, Jonathan.
Feb. 13, 2011, 10 am
Christina from Winsdor Terrace says:
Jonathan's whole big claim is trying to help this party, and unify it.

Well Jonathan you have unified this party, you have unified real Republicans to unilaterally come and crush every candidate you try to put up.

I can't wait to pound you into the political pavement for good.
Feb. 13, 2011, 10:02 am
Milton Hammish from Highlawn says:
This is all ridiculous.

Who cares about any of it?

As the Republican Party completely disappears in Brooklyn, a few remaining "Repubicans" have decided that a purge is what's necessary to bring them back to prominence. Shear madness!
Feb. 13, 2011, 10:10 am
Janet Tang from Dyker Heights says:
I dont believe the amount of animonsity Craig Eaton has created in the Republican Party. Just mind-boggling for a sitting chairman!
It seems Eaton wont be satisfied until everyone of his opponents are crushed and gone.
Thats not what the Republican party is about. We need to unite to give Democrats a run for their money. Craig Eaton has proven over his 4 years of heading the party that the only thing he can deliver is hatred, hatred, and more hatred.

He has got to be taken out. And i know he will Very, very soon.
Amen.

He needs to pay for driving the party into ground.
Feb. 13, 2011, 11:01 am
clorinda from 81st street says:
Whenever eaton and his cronies just respond to legitimate attacks on eaton by papraphrasing and putting in Judge's name they are just equating eaton and judge. Yes we agree boys eaton and judge are equals, and in many ways judge is superior so keep doing it!
Feb. 13, 2011, 11:09 am
Mark Corello from Bensonhurst says:
This guy Craig Eaton looks so mad. He looks like he's got alot of personal problems.

I feel bad for him but Eaton should step aside for the good of the party.
Feb. 13, 2011, 11:12 am
Mark Corello from Bensonhurst says:
I agree wjth that comment Clorinda.
Whenever eaton and his cronies just respond to legitimate attacks on eaton by papraphrasing and putting in Judge's name they are just equating eaton and judge
Feb. 13, 2011, 11:13 am
C. Parker from Owls Head says:
Michael Saxon is wrong about the single most important thing. There is only one Brooklyn Young Republican Club, and Jonathan Judge is its president. That club did receive authorization from the Kings County Chair and has long been recognized as the Brooklyn YR Club by the Association of NYS YR Clubs. There is no other YR Club in Brooklyn, only an entity that claims to be a "club", which has no "members", has held no meetings or any other semblance of being a "club". Does anybody really think that Gallo can get this "relaunched YR club" going and get it recognized?
Feb. 13, 2011, 12:16 pm
Frank Molinaro from Bay Rdige says:
Clorinda's family are good friends with mine and i intend to help her succeed with her quest to be chairman of the Republican Party.

Craig is not a good chairman. He doesnt bring the party together. He doesn't know how to win at all.

We need to replace the chairman.

Go Clorinda Go!
Feb. 13, 2011, 1:32 pm
Mary Ann from Kensington says:
I cant believe all this infighting in the GOP. If there is nobody acting like adults they all need to be defeated. Starting with the chairman, who should have get his house in order and work together with everyone.

Republicans wake up and get rid of the chairman.
Feb. 13, 2011, 2:01 pm
Roy Burdo from Dyker Heights says:
I believe the amount of animosity Jonathan Judge has created against him in the Republican Party. Not at all mind-boggling for a, lazy, 25 year old, fat, pathetic, Democratic patronage hack!
It seems Judge wont be satisfied until everyone of his opponents crush him into the ground which is what we will do anyway.
The Young Republicans were not supposed to be about this, which is why Jonathan is going down. We are now united to not only give Democrats a run for their money, but to crush the Democrats in our own party, Jonathan Judge, Roy Antoun, and James McCall. Jonathan Judge has proven in his over his 3 years of heading the YR's that the only thing he can deliver is hatred, hatred, and more hatred, which is why he was booted.

He is going to be taken out. And i know he will Very, very soon, trust me, I am sharpening my political axe.
Amen.

He needs to pay for driving the YR's into the ground, and that he will.
Feb. 13, 2011, 2:19 pm
Vincent from 81st Street says:
Whenever judge and his two or three rodents just respond to legitimate attacks on judge by paraphrasing and putting in real Republicans name they are just avoiding the truth that has spoken. Yes we agree boys judge is getting crushed, and in many ways judge is political funeral has started right year!
Feb. 13, 2011, 2:21 pm
Arnaldo from 84th Street says:
I agree with that comment Vincent.
Whenever judge and his two or three rodents just respond to legitimate attacks on judge by avoiding the truth that has spoken they are starting Judge's political funeral which has just begun.
Feb. 13, 2011, 2:23 pm
The Gatekeeper from Colonial Gardens says:
James McCall is wrong about the single most important thing. There is only one Brooklyn Young Republican Club, and Russell Gallo is its president, Jonathan Judge leads the Young Democrats last I checked. Judge's club did receive authorization from the Kings County Democrat Chair and has been recognized as the Brooklyn YR Club by the New York State Young Democrat Clubs. There is no other YR Club in Brooklyn, only the one Gallo leads, as the Young Dems have no actual "members" that are real Republicans, a club that has held no meetings or any other semblance of being a "club". Does anybody really think that Judge can get his "YD club" going, I think with Vito Lopez he probably did, LOL.
Feb. 13, 2011, 2:26 pm
Roy from 85th street says:
Just wondering, since Roy keeps bringing up the Clorinda angle, didn't he say this about Clorinda Annarummo his words not mine by the way....

"the Brooklyn GOP consists of old, right-wing neoconservatives such as District Leader Clorinda Annarummo..."

I mean I know Jonathan wants to play off this angle, and try to get some leverage here, but the real truth is, can he throw his top hate blogger under the bus?

Alternative reality, must be the pipe Roy likes to smoke.
Feb. 13, 2011, 2:28 pm
Jerry Goldberg from Midwood says:
The failure of craig eaton is clear just by this news story and all these comments. Craig eaton must resign for the good of the brooklyn republican party- just as his friend john friscia resigned as the staten island republican party for his poor leadership and decisions.
Feb. 13, 2011, 2:29 pm
Victoria from Webster Avenue says:
I can believe all this infighting by Jonathan Judge, he has nothing else to do, and his bosses told him to do this, at least from what I heard. Since Jonathan needs some adult supervision he's going to be defeated. Starting with Jonathan, who needs to buy a razor blade and a suit, and permanently stay in the weird bars on Smith street eating cheese where he belongs.

Republicans have waken up and are getting rid of there rodent problem.
Feb. 13, 2011, 2:30 pm
Jack Cohen from Borough Park says:
The failure of jonathan judge and his former YR's is clear just by this news story and all these comments. Jonathan Judge must go for the good of the brooklyn republican party- just as his friend lucretia potter no longer supports him for his poor leadership and decisions, especially when it came to not endorsing her or collecting signatures for her.
Feb. 13, 2011, 2:31 pm
Tischler from Borough Park says:
Speaking of Jonathan since his 2 or 3 rodents now have a fair fight here on this blog.

Aren't they the ones who started deleting comments openly, kinda like this.

Roy Antoun September 2, 2010 9:48 am

"I feel threatened by your comment. Can we take it down?"

This is going to be used against you Jonathan, and I can't wait to use it against anybody else Jonathan puts up to get crushed.
Feb. 13, 2011, 2:33 pm
Abe from Borough Park says:
Hey didn't Roy Antoun also say this about America...

"Western Democracies cannot operate in a world with totalitarian majorities."

"Historical memory in modern Democratic states veer towards a “White man’s burden” myth that is present in many Western populations."

Boy is that going be used against him in Brighton Beach, not to mention whoever Jonathan has, wink, wink.

This is going to be sweet indeed.
Feb. 13, 2011, 2:35 pm
Joseph from Bensonhurst says:
This one comment maybe even worse.

"Wiemar Germany was able to elect Adolf Hitler democratically under the pretenses that he would resurrect a Third Reich. The United States, today, exports democracy and McDonald’s."

Is Roy comparing Hitler to the way this country is being run?

Almost like how he runs the Atlas blog.

Roy, Jonathan, you can blog anonymously, but you can't hide, and it's going to be a pleasure to use this against you in small doses.
Feb. 13, 2011, 2:37 pm
Russell Gallo from Bensonhurst says:
The following is more info on the notorious blogger Gene Berardelli.

"I am in this because I'm angry," Gene Berardelli told Sheepshead Bites over the phone on Sunday about his plans to run for City Council.

Looking into Berardelli's donations, only thing I see him giving to is the Brooklyn Republic Chairman's Club...the name sounds vaguely Maoist to me, though I suspect it has some other agenda

Prior Public Experience: Gene worked as a Capitol Intern for Rep. Patrick Kennedy (DEMOCRAT-RI) and as legal assistant to the Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly.
Feb. 13, 2011, 3:09 pm
Glenn Nocera from Midwood says:
Wow this the best Glenn Nocera can do compare a comment about someone running for city council to Roy Antoun's comments about Hitler?

That's pathetic, just pathetic.

By the way wasn't it Roy Antoun who also did this.

ROY ANTOUN 1259 83RD STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11228 100.00 OFFCE 02-APR-10OKENFE LEBARTY FOR NY 2010 July Periodic F Member of Assembly 31

ROY ANTOUN 1259 83RD STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11228 100.00 OFFCE 19-APR-10 OKENFE LEBARTY FOR NY 2010 July Periodic F Member of Assembly 31

ROY ANTOUN 1259 83RD STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11228 100.00 OFFCE 19-APR-10 OKENFE LEBARTY FOR NY2010 July Periodic F Member of Assembly 31

It takes one Democrat to know one right.
Feb. 13, 2011, 3:32 pm
Roy Antoun from Hezbollah says:
So Roy Antoun takes money from Democrats, and says this.

"Wiemar Germany was able to elect Adolf Hitler democratically under the pretenses that he would resurrect a Third Reich. The United States, today, exports democracy and McDonald’s."

Boy talk about alternative reality.
Feb. 13, 2011, 3:32 pm
Russell from Bensonhurst says:
The truth has now come out: Gene Berardelli is a proud Democrat and proud to have worked for the Kennedy's.
Feb. 13, 2011, 4:01 pm
Glenn from Midwood says:
You mean sort of like how the truth has now come out and long spoken: That Roy Antoun was on the payroll of an Obama Democrat running for Assembly, endorsed some anti-Republican candidate for congress, and my favorite Glenn Pizzaface Nocera challenged the signatures of a real Young Republican candidate who did the work while his partner couldn't.
Feb. 13, 2011, 4:03 pm
Glenn from East 4th Street says:
Jonathan looks like he's tried to do a few things with that tie hasn't he?

Suicide is not the answer, Jonathan.
Feb. 13, 2011, 4:04 pm
Tom from Glenwood Rd. says:
This GOP is so screwed up.

If Republicans dont realize the complete mess they're in now and replace the leadership of the party, they'll be in oblivion for a long time.
Feb. 13, 2011, 4:25 pm
Russell from Bensonhurst says:
Gene,
I wont bring up your direct ties to Democrat Steven Cymbrowitz.

wink, wink
Feb. 13, 2011, 4:27 pm
Jon from Foster Rd says:
The Young Republicans are so screwed up, which is why we got rid of them.

Since real Republicans realize the complete mess the Young Republicans were in and replaced the leadership of the young rodents, we now know real Republicans will be better off for a long time, and the final stage, Jonathan's political funeral.
Feb. 13, 2011, 5:29 pm
Jonathan from Kennisgnton says:
Glenn,
I will bring up your direct ties to Democrat Kevin Parker, the man you took a dive against intentionally to get the support of your Democrat boss, Jonathan Judge.

wink, wink
Feb. 13, 2011, 5:30 pm
jerry from 5th avenue says:
Craig- it is clear to anyone you are a man alone on an island. Noone defending you publicly- not nicole malliotakis, not james oddo, not michael grimm, not jery kassar, not even marty golden. If they have said something to defend you over the past 2 weeks I challenge you to post it...it is time to go or be kicked out in september.
Feb. 13, 2011, 7:44 pm
Harry from Bath Beach says:
Helen Klein did a phenomenal job writing up this story. Please keep us updated Helen.

About the predicament the Brooklyn GOP is in, it appears to me blame for this mess falls squarely with the chairman of the party. If he's not able to work together with other people then politics is not the right field for him.

Craig Eaton would be wise to resign for the good of the Republican Party in Brooklyn. And let someone more capable of unifying all members of the Brooklyn GOP take over.

I think its going to be difficult to bring everyone together (after all this Brooklyn) so maybe the nominating committee should look for a diplomat with State Dept experience.
Feb. 13, 2011, 9 pm
Yanky from Boro Park says:
Why doesnt Marty Golden get involved to remove Craig Eaton as chairman. After all, judging by this story and others, the Republican Party of Brooklyn is dysfunctional. Anyone that denies that is in denial with him/her self.

I hope Mr. Judge becomes the next chairman. And i hope Senator Golden (who is my senator) endorses him.
Feb. 13, 2011, 9:23 pm
Dave from Midwood says:
What a screwed up party! There seems to be no discipline in the party. Not from the leaders nor from the opposition.

If the GOP cares for its future. Its first move should be to dump its polarizing chairman for someone who is a consensus-builder.
Feb. 13, 2011, 9:38 pm
Roy Hunter from Gaza says:
And replace him with who? Someone from the opposition which you just called undisciplined?

Stop trying to hide Roy. Nice try though.
Feb. 13, 2011, 9:54 pm
hy from coney island says:
Wow, I just read on a blog that the brooklyn conservative party chairman has one of his people on congressman grimms brooklyn staff and eaton got nothing..how did this happen?? Talk about having no influence..
Feb. 13, 2011, 10:24 pm
Marcello from Bath Beach says:
This chairman should quit for the good of the Bklyn GOP.
Mr. Eaton, it appears, is very polarizing and dividing the GOP more than ever before.

Mr. Eaton, do the right thing and resign.
Feb. 14, 2011, 10:53 am
Michael J. from Brooklyn says:
These signs are classic indications of a outright panic at the highest levels, something the Brooklyn Republican Leadership has been very slow to come to terms with.

Mr. Eaton, Do yourself and your city, and state a favor and make sure legitimate opposition is not repressed in our own yard! This is Brooklyn, This is New York, This is America not Egypt or China!

If you cant take any opposition sir, you are in the wrong business.
Feb. 14, 2011, 11:02 am
Rogelio from Dyker Heights says:
Go Clorinda Go!

We need you to save the Republican Party in Brooklyn.

We need you to get rid of Craig Eaton once and for all!
Feb. 14, 2011, 12:50 pm
Hayon from Kings Highway says:
Gene,
Please dont make fun of me. That is not nice and respectful.
Im trying to make sure gay marriage does not happen in New York State.

Thank you Gene.
BTW, how is you buddy, Democrat Steve Cympbrowitz doing?
Feb. 14, 2011, 2:37 pm
Hayon from Kings Highway says:
Gene,
We are going to stop you and the Jig. Oh, and Russell of course.

Joseph
Feb. 14, 2011, 2:41 pm
Russell from Bensonhurst says:
I think your old boss Patrick Kennedy is trying to get in touch with you. Stop writing all these comments and stop blogging on the hate-generator and hate-promoter "the Jig" and be courteous to give the DEMOCRAT a call back
Feb. 14, 2011, 2:48 pm
joe carmondella from bay ridge says:
This GOP is in really bad shape. Republicans need to let go of their chairman, craig eaton.

Please resign Eaton.
Feb. 14, 2011, 4:39 pm
George from Bronx says:
Sounds like this chairman is really desperate. Not a good sign for him.
Feb. 14, 2011, 9:01 pm
Fred from Flatbush says:
Congratulations to Joseph Hayon on becoming the president of the Brooklyn Tea Party!

Joseph will now have more resources to help defeat the establishment.
Feb. 14, 2011, 10:09 pm
clorinda from 81st street in dyker says:
Craig- just resign now. Over 200 comments here is not a good thing for the sitting chairman of a county organization. Chris mega and bob dicarlo are ashamed of you. Just leave, you are alone and desperate and it is apparent to everyone but you and your 2 or 3 blind loyalists. We are still waiting for the jig to post any comments from any elected supported u recently.
Feb. 14, 2011, 10:42 pm
Russell Sucks from Craig's Tit says:
I spoke to Hayon a month ago and he said that him and Press were planning on being major players in this year's County Convention. Now that Press is gone I hear that Hayon is gonna turn on Craig. We can only hope he does!
Feb. 14, 2011, 11:07 pm
arnaldo from 84th street says:
Hate to break it to Roy, but Bob DiCarlo has no clue of what's going on in Republican he moved years ago, and Chris Mega moved ages ago.

By the way are you still posting pro-terrorist comments lately on your blog, please do it will be used against you.
Feb. 14, 2011, 11:08 pm
Glenn from Loves Jonathan says:
Isn't that ironic that a welfare recipent is running the tea party.

That must be more like the food stamp party, LOL.
Feb. 14, 2011, 11:10 pm
Hayon collects welfare from the government says:
Tea Party? Hayon? You can't be serious.

John Press was a loser but Hayon?

Please tell me you're kidding.
Feb. 14, 2011, 11:19 pm
joe from dyker says:
Clorinda has joined the reformers- its official!!
Feb. 14, 2011, 11:47 pm
Alan from Midwood says:
Jonathan is no good for anybody. I like the fact Lucretia ended her political relationship with him, especially when he didn't endorse or support for her.

Go Lucretia.

You go girl.
Feb. 15, 2011, 4:37 pm
Guido Fauci from Shore Road says:
This torrent of clearly false commentary espousing the position of the anti-Jonathan Judge pro-Craig Eaton Brooklyn GOP Establishment bespeaks the weakness of that organization. Why not real issue-based comments without the personal attacks?

When you see the Eaton side's violent struggle to tread water just on this Brooklyn Young Republicans issue, imagine how they'll do when a real challenge arises to organizing the Brooklyn GOP in 2011.
Feb. 15, 2011, 8:56 pm
David from Boro Park says:
HOW COME GOLDEN, GRIMM and MALLIOTAKIS ARE NOT DEFENDING EATONS FORMATION OF THE YOUNG REPUBLICANS CLUB ???
Feb. 15, 2011, 11:05 pm
bob c from bay ridge says:
Craig-
You said I was a fool for going with grimm early and he had no chance. Now, what do you say, guess I'm not a fool..you were no help on my city council campaign.. Go bob go. Bob Capano for county chair!
Feb. 15, 2011, 11:45 pm
elaine G. from 48th AD says:
Definitely time for an italian chair.
Feb. 16, 2011, 12:37 pm
Anthony from Bay Ride says:
I agree with that elaine. It is time for an Italian chair. But it's really much more than that. The brooklyn republicans cannot afford to have intra-party fights. The Democrats are already ahead.

Republicans need to wake up and smell the coffee. Find a chairman that can work with everyone together. If Mr. Eaton cannot do it, then get rid of him. Republicans should put their party first and individuals second.

Replace chairman Eaton.
Feb. 17, 2011, 9:42 pm
Guido Fauci from Shore Road says:
There is a problem behind the obvious problem in the Brooklyn Republican Party. There is no infrastructure, because there are no people. There are no people, because the few activists left in Brooklyn are more likely to agree with Democratic solutions and be part of Democratic organizations. Successful Republicans tend to be able to coopt Democratic constituencies. That's getting to be very difficult, going forward.
Feb. 17, 2011, 11:32 pm
Mikey Donohue from Colonial Gardens says:
There was a problem behind the obvious problem in the Brooklyn Young Republicans that Jonathan Judge ran into the ground. There was no infrastructure, because there were no people. There are no people, because these few activists were on the payroll of Democrats like Jonathan Judge, and the person above who wrote this, since that person has long been tied to Democrats. Successful Republicans tend to be able to coopt Democratic constituencies. Which is why the new Young Republicans will take over where Judge failed.
Feb. 18, 2011, 2:38 pm
Gene from Harding Street says:
Eaton was only able to collect one donation in such a Republican year! That's a testament to his complete failure as chairman to raise funds. He will be replaced soon enough.

I'm afraid the money from Bloomberg will run out before yhe actually needs it.

Regime change is coming to Kings County Republican Party from top to bottom.
Feb. 20, 2011, 11:15 am
Chaim from Boro Park says:
I cant wait for that Gene!
Feb. 21, 2011, 1:18 pm
Guido Fauci from Shore Road says:
The Eaton Crowd keeps comparing the whole county organization of the Brooklyn GOP with various individual clubs like the "Original and On-going Official" Brooklyn Young Republicans under Jonathan Judge or the 49th AD Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Club. What are Eaton and company going to do when an opposing County-wide Reform Republican Organization, something like the "Republican New Coaltion of Brooklyn" or "RNC-Brooklyn" pops up? Let's see what happens next; any day, now, any day...
Feb. 26, 2011, 12:13 am
Philip Francis from Bay Ridge says:
Well, it looks like Republican District Leader Russell Gallo is putting it out for all to hear that the New York State Young Republicans have recognized his credentials as the President of the Brooklyn Young Republicans at their recent State Young Republicans meeting.

What is more interesting is that this "credentialling" was done without any of necessary procedural prerequisites by somebody named Lynn Krogh. She heads the New York State Young Republicans; and she's not from Brooklyn, probably not very young, and right now, not involved in the Republican mainstream (ie., she's somebody working as a political consultant for Donald Trump).

The real motivation for all of these Young Republican machinations may have involved the preliminary arrangements for a meeting between Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman Craig Eaton and Ms. Krogh's client, Mr. Trump.

That could be a problem for everybody, if it's found to have involved a quid pro quo for the recognition of Eaton's man, Gallo, as the Brooklyn YR President.
Feb. 28, 2011, 12:11 am
Philip Francis from Bay Ridge says:
Since people have asked, the source for most of the above was a chin wag between Gene Berardelli and Glen Nocero....

What else did GB tell GN about GB's new favorite YRs?
March 3, 2011, 12:32 am
Daniel from Astoria says:
All this childish bickering is pointless and unproductive. Shouldn't one see two clubs being better than one?

Manhattan has had two Young Republican Clubs for twenty years now. Let Brooklyn have two as well. Both boroughs need all the party building they can get to strengthen the Party in two very liberal leaning counties, so stop bickering and start presenting the Republican message to elect people.
March 6, 2011, 3:50 pm
Guido Fauci from Shore Road says:
"Daniel from Astoria" would have a point if there were two actual and legitimate YR clubs in Brooklyn. The Russell Gallo bootleg YRs were just created to sap the manpower from Jonathan J. Judge, whose growing strength terrified County Leader Craig Eaton. Gallo's group creates confusion among prospective members and other Republicans in Brooklyn and it also unlawfully infringes on the well established trademarks of Judge's longstanding Brooklyn Young Republican Club.
March 7, 2011, 1:20 am
Nick from SUNSET says:
all of you people need to get a life, a job, or something to keep you busy....grow up, i thought this was a blog for adults
Aug. 2, 2011, 9:27 pm
Not Nick from Not Sunset says:
Take a gander at this: "BROOKLYN GOP CHAIRMAN ACCUSED OF ORGANIZING ILLEGAL SCHEME TO INFLUENCE ELECTION OUTCOME"

"July 29, 2011 - (Brooklyn) – Papers were filed on Friday with the Kings County Supreme Court accusing Kings County Republican Chairman Craig A. Eaton of conspiring to influence an election through a "Pay to Play" scheme, abusing his position and political power by trading jobs and possibly even money for political favors.

The charges were filed by Peter E. Cipriano, 21-year-old Bath Beach resident and College of Staten Island student, who last year won the Republican Primary for State Assembly in the 49th Assembly District which covers parts of the Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, and Boro Park neighborhoods of southwest Brooklyn. Cipriano then went on to surprise most local pundits by achieving the highest percentage against incumbent Assemblyman Peter Abbate since 1988...."

[all quoted material from: brooklynnews@hotmail.com ]

For those like Nick who don’t get out much, Peter Cipriano was Republican GOP Chairman Craig Eaton’s personal choice to take out Eaton’s nemesis Arnaldo Ferraro’s club and candidate in 2010. Now it looks like a young Cipriano is trying to prove that Eaton wants to run the Brooklyn GOP like a RICO-type enterprise.
Aug. 2, 2011, 10:22 pm
No New Graves in Potters Field from B-hurst & B-Beach says:
GOP Chairman Craig Eaton's guy in the 49th AD, Matthew Graves, a Board of Elections employee, was taken off the ballot by the Brooklyn Supreme Court.

Eaton was beaten in his most recent 49th AD gambit against Lucretia Regina-Potter by his former protege, Peter Cipriano, and the Brooklyn GOP's former Executive Director, Karen Fischer, who had been hand-picked for that job by Eaton.

My how times have changed and how they have been unkind to Brooklyn GOP Chairman Eaton! On March 26, 2011, Craig Eaton's GOP unofficial blog, "The Jig is Up Atlas" in a post by "Judas Judge" entitled "Executive Director Karen Fischer Loved By All" stated that:

"Our boys over at Atlas have no insider Brooklyn GOP sources. However, we do.
Our sources have told us that Karen Fischer is universally loved by all Executive Committee members of the Kings County GOP. She has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Republican Party in Brooklyn and is worth every penny of her $10,000/year salary."
Aug. 6, 2011, 3:30 pm

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