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Joe Crowley is Our Only Hope in Congress



The upcoming election is a little more than 3 months away and yet we are sweating out the possibility that a Radical-Leftist, Progressive, hate America, anti-Israel candidate will walk into the congressional seat representing the 14th Congressional District right here in NYC. The present incumbent is another Democrat, Joe Crowley who has sat in the House for 10 terms, yet he blew the primary race to a very recent bartender, and staunch member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. For the rest of this column, we’ll do away with this “three name” thing. Crowley is no 98lb weakling. He currently heads the Queens County Democrat Party, is the chair of the House Democratic Caucus, is the fourth highest ranking position in Democratic leadership in Congress and was considered a shoo-in to succeed Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader.

Yet, he got clobbered by a total political unknown. And we won’t hesitate to tell you how this miracle of sorts was pulled off. Cortez fell into the current tsunami wave of Democrat hysteria over the Trump presidency and currently her party has swung completely over to encourage anyone raising a clenched fist, wielding a weaponized political sign or spitting at or throwing out Conservatives from eating places. She has been embraced and touted by Socialist/Marxist Bernie Sanders and to scare off any Jews who have concerns for the future of Israel this kid claims to get her info on the Jewish State from as she says, “groups that include Jewish Voice for Peace, J Street and ‘Palestinian rights organizations.’ “

Those organizations most probably include the radical, terrorist supporting, Students for Justice in Palestine. She indicated her dependence on anti-Israel groups from which to get her talking points during a recent town hall style sit-down with Democracy Now. When asked about her apparent lack of knowledge of the Middle East, she stated: “This is a conversation I’m sitting down with lots of activists in this movement on and I’m looking forward to engaging in this conversation.” Just before that scene, she babbled about Israel’s “occupation of Palestine” and claimed that Israel was indiscriminately killing Palestinians. Fearfully, she’ll get two earfuls of hate from the likes of her Jew despising supporters.

And that’s where former Senator Joe Lieberman comes in. Here’s a guy who was tossed out of the Democrat Party because he was not liberal enough. He understands the situation Joe Crowley is in and he is urging the present incumbent to stay on the ticket of the Working Families Party and run against Cortez. Lieberman says that Cortez speaks from the policy book of the DSA. That she supports corrupt Venezuela, Cuba and criticizes “one of America’s great democratic allies, Israel.”

In this type of situation, where two Democrats may go head to head, we’d normally go with the Conservative candidate who would stiff-arm all the Progressive-Socialists in the House. But the Republican candidate against Cortez is an unknown, Anthony Pappas, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary. He has no chance of winning in this Democrat stronghold. Therefore, we are throwing our support for Joe Crowley, hoping he’ll follow through and stay on the Working Families’ ticket in November. We can’t afford another anti-Israel vote in the House. It’s getting scary.



  1. steven burns

    07/25/2018 at 2:40 pm

    The indictment here should really be of the republican party in N.Y. who for all intents and purposes does not exist. For example take the case of Gillibrand’s upcoming election. There is no more two faced, corrupt, backstabbing politician in the country and the republicans in N.Y. can’t find a viable candidate with some name recognition and fund raising ability to run against her? How can they possibly find a way to defeat an inexperienced, intellectually challenged candidate like Ocasio? Of course Crowley should stay in the race. If for no other reason than love of country.

  2. Yossi Garelik

    07/27/2018 at 3:21 am

    Yossi Garelik
    Mr. Burns, as someone who has met Gillibrand’s challenger, I can tell you that Chele Farley is the real deal. To provide one example, Ms. Farley recently offered the keynote remarks at a huge gathering of rabbis and congregants in Queens. Farley talked about her May trip to Israel and her plan to win back disaffected Democratic and independent Jewish voters rightly alarmed by Senator Gillibrand’s anti-Israel voting pattern. (Gillibrand supported the Iran nuclear deal, voted against the Taylor Force Act and took her name off of recent anti-BDS legislation, not to mention her vocal support of Linda Sarsour.) Ms. Farley was confident and convincing, and she won every vote in the room. I just saw her first TV ad, so hopefully her name awareness will increase as people realize there is a viable alternative. I believe that if the entire Israel loving voting block rallies behind Chele Farley she will win. Politics is the art of the possible. With Chele Farley, the possible can become reality in November.

  3. Ed Singer

    07/27/2018 at 1:43 pm

    Get a grip! Joe lost because he is out of touch with his constiuents, case closed. The DNC is treading water because the establishment is bought off just like the Repugs. And get educated on what the term democratic socialist really means.

    • Arnon

      07/27/2018 at 7:56 pm

      Democratic Socialist means making antisemitic claims about Israel; it means allowing anti-Semitic terrorists to kill Jews as in Sweden, Spain and other places in Europe with Socialist governments.

      Don’t bring Jew European type Jew hatred to the US. Keep Ocasio-Cortez out of Congress.

  4. Grace

    07/29/2018 at 7:17 am

    To YG
    Yes agreed on Chele Farley. Gillibrand has got to go. She is so far to the left she should have left a long time ago;)
    Chele is intelligent honest and is well balanced. If the republicans can get themselves together to back her properly she def could win!

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