Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Conservative Party endorsed Councilman David Greenfield dumps Conservative Party endorsed DA Charles Hynes at the Eleventh Hour

Kassar and Golden’s most important City Counsel Candidate Greenfield makes strategic move of throwing Hynes under the bus

Social conservative Hayon’s and anti-pedophile blogs’ attacks push Greenfield into corner  —  and Greenfield tries to duck and slide out of trap


“After blasting Ken Thompson throughout a fiery Democratic primary for Brooklyn district attorney, Councilman David Greenfield reversed course today and endorsed him over his rival, incumbent Charles Hynes....” ( See “David Greenfield Flips Endorsement to Ken Thompson” by Ross Barkan, 10/30/13, NY Observer/ Politicker [http://politicker.com/2013/10/david-greenfield-flips-endorsement-to-ken-thompson/]).

As has been well reported here and throughout various media outlets, DA Hynes had resumed  his uphill re-election bid on the GOP and Conservative Party lines after his  Democratic Primary loss. This renewed campaign by Mr. Hynes has upset many in the Brooklyn Democratic establishment. Nonetheless, even though Councilman Greenfield is a Democrat, he didn’t endorse the Democratic primary winner for DA for over seven weeks. Instead, he made his switch very late in the game, as he emphasized that it would be a unifying moment for his community. Along with that, he tried to dismiss his own heated rhetoric against Thompson during the primary as not meaning very much.

However, even in endorsing Kenneth Thompson to be the Brooklyn DA, Greenfield tried to minimize his switch to the Democratic DA Candidate. Perhaps to mollify his Conservative Party supporters, Councilman Greenfield indicated that in any case his switched endorsement would not be likely to swing overwhelming numbers of voters.

Don’t buy any of Greenfield’s equivocation. The withdrawal of Greenfield’s support from DA Hynes is a devastating blow to Hynes’ chances of pulling an upset, because it had always been assumed that, campaigning as a Republican-Conservative candidate, Hynes would run strong in Borough Park and the Orthodox Jewish sections of Midwood and Gravesend. Now, Hynes is not supported by either of the Orthodox Jewish candidates running for City Council on the Republican and Conservative Party lines with Hynes in those neighborhoods – Hayon being the candidate on the Republican line and Greenfield on the Conservative.

Democrat Greenfield’s switch from Hynes to Thompson is a partial vindication of the campaigns of Hayon and several Orthodox Jewish anti-pedophile blogs that have pounded both Hynes and Greenfield, in his own rite and for having supported Hynes. An added benefit for Hayon is that it completely fractures the unity of the Conservative ticket that he is directly running against as a social conservative running on the Republican line and supporting fellow social conservative Erick Salgado, who is running for mayor as the School Choice candidate.

Conversely, this is nothing but a humiliation of Greenfield’s strong patrons in the Republican and Conservative Parties, State Senator Golden, together with Golden’s Chief of Staff and Conservative Party Chairman Jerry Kassar.



14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Greenfield did what was good for Greenfield.

Heres to the sychophants !!!

Anonymous said...

And Long did what was good for Long.
Is anyone looking out for Hynes?
He's at the age where the Court can appoint a Guardian to look out for his interests.

Anonymous said...

I agree Gale. Hynes strategy did involve keeping his base with the orthodox.
Boro Park will go for Thompson.

Anonymous said...

Everything (except Marine Park) is going for Thompson, and that includes Bay Ridge.

Anonymous said...

Its time for a Kassar Pizza Summit

Anonymous said...

Just another Golden and Kassar screwing....this time they screwed Hynes.....remember they were Greenfield's BIGGEST supporters.

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE & CLARIFICATION: THE "HOT POTATO -- 'HANDS-OFF' " EDITION

Neither the Republican, Conservative nor Democratic candidates for City Council in the 44th and 48th Council Districts are supporting the Republican-Conservative Candidate for DA Charles "Joe" Hynes. However, only the Democrat-Conservative candidate in the 44th CD, David Greenfield, is SUPPORTING the very liberal Democrat for DA Kenneth Thompson.

Hayon, Storobin and Deutsch all have a hands-off position on the "hot potato" Brooklyn DA race. Hayon has publicly stated that neither of the Brooklyn DA candidates is acceptable because of their positions on family values.

In spite of these set-backs and the dimmer prospects of an upset, DA Hynes should still lead the Republican-Conservative tickets in Brooklyn.

Anonymous said...

Senator Golden seems to screw over a lot of his "closest" friends. Funny to see Golden at Hynes' get together in front of City Hall a few weeks ago, but now he royally screws him over. Golden also tried to get his good "friend" Eaton in trouble, which failed royally. Hey Kassar and Quaglione - better watch out - I wont be surprised if Golden votes for Gentile in this upcoming election.

Galewyn Massey said...

BACKFILL: A Brooklyn GOP wag, who was there at the beginning of the Greenfield thing with Golden and Kassar, says that more than anything else, Greenfield is a Democrat politician. That's always been known by Golden and Kassar.... The Greenfield "relationship" has always been on a something in exchange for something else basis.

Greenfield stayed on board with Hynes as long as it was expedient --- now, as a Democrat, it's more expedient to go with the more liberal-more Democrat Thompson over Hynes. Part of the calculation is that Thompson will win.... but there might be a kicker deal for an under-the-table operation for Hynes (certain key Democrats are doing that elsewhere in Brooklyn, especially in the relatively few Golden Senate District EDs).

Anonymous said...

I saw Hynes on the avenue and he looked pathetic.
Hang it up Joe.
Time to go home

Anonymous said...

Greedfield, Seddio, Vito, all these sychophants didn't help Hynes in the primary, so why does it matter that they jumped ship in the election?
Hynes lost because he had a new scandal everyday.

Anonymous said...

Greenfield dumped Hynes.
So now instead of Hynes getting 32% he gets 31%.
I'll always remember where I was the day this happened.

Anonymous said...

I saw a you tube video of Hynes announcement and he clearly laid out path to victory. If he keeps 40% of the dems who voted for him in primary and all the rep and con vote, than he wins.
Is that so?

Galewyn Massey said...

He needs 40% of all Democratic voters, not just of those in the primary... plus a win among the independents... plus a big vote of Republicans and Conservatives.

Barely doable -- not impossible.