In Final Days of his 2013 Campaign Republican Joseph Hayon has turned up the heat on his LIBERAL Democrat opponent David Greenfield
Hayon campaign demonstrates that Greenfield is a false conservative running under a false flag — AND that it's clear that Kassar's Conservative Party endorsement is a farce and a fraud on the citizens of the 44th Council District and the rest of Brooklyn
Republican City Council candidate Joseph Hayon called out his opponent, liberal Democrat David Greenfield, to explain his left-wing record on the City Council to the socially conservative residents of the Councilman Greenfield’s 44th Council District. In response, Greenfield has either changed the subject or remained silent. As you can see below, Greenfield’s reason to evade what Hayon has shown is obvious.
Hayon has proved that over the four years that Greenfield has been in office, he has voted and even sponsored funding for Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) organizations across the City of New York. A careful review of his earmarks reveals that Greenfield requested over $85,000 for LGBT organizations and causes. He also voted for a resolution to recognize gay relationships for immigration purposes. It’s Hayon’s position that this is money that should have been used for cash-strapped Yeshivas or other parochial schools right in Greenfield’s 44th Council District or near enough for them to be available to 44th Counc. Dist. students.
Mr. Greenfield has been recognized for his generous support of the LGBT community to the extent that the Pride Rainbow Independent Democrats even endorsed David Greenfield for City Council! In addition, David Greenfield went against Rabbonim of the Orthodox community in the 44th Council District by supporting various pro-gay marriage candidates — in particular was one of Christine Quinn's biggest supporters!
Greenfield’s liberal stands on social issues are not limited to his support of so many LGBT matters. Mr. Greenfield voted for a City Council resolution that called for an amendment permanently authorizing Late-Term Abortions in the New York State Constitution. ( it is notable that Greenfield’s fellow Democrat Senator Simcha Felder opposed the measure so strenuously that he was prepared to spend Shabbos in Albany to see this bill defeated during a late Friday session of the State Senate! Mr. Greenfield has also voted to increase government funding for abortions on demand, even though NYC already has the highest abortion rate in the country!
Another piece of evidence of David Greenfield’s liberalism is his endorsement by the NYC public school teachers union, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT). It would take too long to catalogue all the abominations perpetrated and/or supported by the UFT. It’s main sin against so many of the people represented is blocking all forms of real school choice for parents. That is done most directly by blocking funding for many Yeshivas and parochial schools programs and tuition assistance for parents who choose other than public schooling for their children.
Politically, Greenfield opposed the interests of a majority of voters in his home district by opposing a unified congressional district that would properly represent the social conservative values of his largely Orthodox district. In fact, during the redistricting battle Mr. Greenfield argued in court in defense of a district where the ultra-liberal Democrat Jerry Nadler of Manhattan continues to represent large chunks of Borough Park and Flatbush, instead of supporting a unified Congressional District for the Jewish community.
Just yesterday on the campaign trail, Republican City Council Candidate Joseph Hayon reiterated many of the charges above, saying, "Many of the votes taken by David Greenfield are out of step with the values of the orthodox Jewish community.... We need a representative whose values align with those of the frum community and understands our priorities, I'm proud to be that candidate".
Hayon also pointed out that the only connection that Greenfield has to anything conservative is his endorsement by a morally bankrupt and corrupt Conservative Party that apparently thought that Greenfield’s support by deep-pocketed donors, who could been steered toward the Conservative Party and some of its favored candidates was all the conservatism that Greenfield needed. Conversely, Conservative Party County Leader Jerry Kassar has worked very hard to head off any sources of funding for Hayon’s social conservative Republican campaign.