Entries in William Kunstler (4)


John McCann stiffed the Sussex GOP in its time of need.

Candidate John McCann has been telling the story about how his father was wounded back in the days of the Weather Underground -- a radical group that came out of the 1960's anti-war movement.  Wikipedia describes them as a militant radical left-wing organization whose goal was to create a clandestine revolutionary party to overthrow the U.S. Government.

He's told the story before, back during the 2017 Freeholder campaign in Sussex County between Republican Herb Yardley and Democrat Dan Perez.  It will be remembered that Democrat Perez was an associate in the law firm of William Kunstler, the notorious Leftist defense attorney, and that the Weather Underground was one of Kunstler's more prominent clients.

When McCann first related his story -- in the midst of the 2017 campaign -- it was suggested to him that he publicly re-tell it, either in a statement to the media or through paid advertising, as a way to define just who Kunstler was.  McCann said that he would, but that he needed to discuss it first with "his people."  At the time, McCann was employed as the attorney for the Bergen County Sheriff, a liberal Democrat who shared the 2016 ticket with Hillary Clinton. 

McCann never followed through on his promise to assist the Sussex GOP.  While people like Jason Sarnoski and Steve Lonegan and Bill Hayden and Doug Amedeo and Dian Koster were stepping up to help the GOP win in Sussex County, McCann kept to the shadows and never followed through on telling the story.  Important to keep in mind, now that he wants to broadcast his story.

McCann's candidacy in CD05 is not the only weird, Democrat-connected effort in a Republican primary this year.  In CD07, Congressman Leonard Lance is facing a young Democrat-turned Republican candidate who admits to voting for Hillary Clinton in 2016.  In CD03, Congressman Tom MacArthur is facing a primary from a GOP social warrior with a left-wing LGBT agenda.  In CD11, Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen is getting a primary from someone who is more comfortable with Democrat Party politics and who opposes most of what the Republican Party stands for -- especially on the social issues.  What's up?  Is it Democrat mischief?

Time will tell, so... stay tuned...


Steve Lonegan schools the tea party

Was it just last month that Democrat congressman Josh Gottheimer, a political ally of Democrat candidate Dan Perez, called Steve Lonegan a "Tea Party Republican?"  Yes, Gottheimer issued that jibe in an August 24th email blast.  It was just about the worst thing the Democrat could think of saying about the Republican.


"Tea Party Republican."


Less than a month later, and now Democrat Dan Perez wants you to believe he's a "Tea Party Democrat."  What does that even mean?


Perez made his post-Labor Day opening pitch to the Skylands Tea Party group last evening with the words, "I think if you were to put aside the lawyer thing and the ‘D' (Democrat) after my name and get to know me, you'd find that we really have a whole lot in common."


In common?  Like who Perez chose to train under to learn his skills as an attorney:  Marxist William Kunstler.  Yes, Perez trained under Kunstler, an avowed Marxist, and Perez later managed Kunstler's old firm in partnership with Kunstler's old law partner, Ron Kuby. 


Pay attention to the Ken Burns documentary on Vietnam airing on PBS later this month and you will see William Kunstler in action, defending terrorists, communist agitators, American flag-burners, and the supporters of a North Vietnamese victory over the armed forces of the United States of America.  Sure, that's as "tea party" as hell!


The Kunstler law firm defended members of the Catonsville Nine, Black Panther Party, Weather Underground Organization, the Attica Prison rioters, and the American Indian Movement.  But  Kunstler refused to defend groups like the Tea Party, on the grounds that: "I only defend those whose goals I share. I'm not a lawyer for hire. I only defend those I love."


Kunstler defended Joanne Chesimard (AKA Assata Shakur) who was convicted of murdering a New Jersey State Trooper and who escaped from prison with the help of fellow terrorists.  She is now on the FBI's MOST WANTED list. 


In collaboration with Dan Perez' law partner Ron Kuby, Kunstler defended Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, head of the terrorist group Gama'a al-Islamiyah, responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; Colin Ferguson, the man responsible for the 1993 Long Island Rail Road shooting; Glenn Harris, a New York City public school teacher who absconded with a fifteen-year-old girl; Nico Minardos, indicted by Rudy Giuliani for conspiracy to ship arms to Iran; and associates of the Gambino organized crime family.


That's quite a line-up of scumbags.


At yesterday's meeting, candidate Perez claimed that he wanted to "lower taxes by opposing wasteful spending" but the record shows this to be little more than election year b.s.  It was Perez who pushed Freeholder boss Graham to spend $500,000 to hire a New York City lawyer to tell the county what went wrong on its solar project.  Unfortunately for county taxpayers, the guy Perez pushed (and Graham hired) was the same guy whose office had given the project the okay back in 2011.  So taxpayers paid $500,000 for a cover-up.


And it was Dan Perez who made his first proposal as a candidate a spending proposal -- to spend another $100,000 plus benefits on a patronage job because it "sounded like it might work."   Blindly throwing money at problems isn't conservative, Dan.


Reporting on the Skylands Tea Party meeting, the New Jersey Herald quoted the group's president -- fellow New York City lawyer Doug Amedeo -- who is quoted saying that "he wasn't aware of 'Conservative, Liberal' issues at the county level."  Wow!  We guess he never heard of Planned Parenthood and a little controversy called "abortion funding."


Democrat Dan Perez strongly supports funding Planned Parenthood and personally reprimanded Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus for voting against it.  As a Freeholder, you can bet that Dan Perez would spend our tax money on Planned Parenthood.  That's just for starters.


As that well-regarded local conservative, Mayor Steve Lonegan, explained in a book he wrote on the subject, conservatives believe in pulling power away from centralized governments at the state and federal levels and turning over more control to municipal and county governments.  Who runs local government is important because they set the agenda.  Liberals will fix their eyes firmly on the state and on Washington  for money and direction.  Conservatives will seek to break those bonds, while making sure to protect and defend traditional values at the local level through actions and the good use of the bully pulpit. 


Dan Perez is a died-in-the-wool leftist.  He tries to paint himself as an "efficient" leftist.  That is very different from being a conservative.


The Skylands Tea Party, its leaders, and members should avoid looking like fools in front of every other conservative activist in New Jersey and nationwide.  Dan Perez is not a conservative.  The word is out.  Steve Lonegan is on the case.


Will the Phoebus supporters please grow up

Bill Hayden is the "administrator" of the Gail Phoebus campaign on Facebook.  He and his co-administrator post some pretty idiotic stuff.  Like the faces of prominent Sussex County Republicans photo-shopped onto vaginas or an aerial view of what he thought was the house of a political opponent with the words "target acquired" underneath.  It turned out to be the wrong house and the home of an innocent family with children.

And posting pictures of your handguns on Facebook should not be done if you are going to use the same page to threaten people.  Also, it is not a good idea to claim to have handed out Halloween candy to children from a candy bowl stuffed with automatic magazines and Glock handguns.  This is stupid and it does your cause no good.

In your inarticulate ramblings, you claim to be "conservatives" -- well then act like traditional conservatives and not like juvenile delinquents.  Conservatives don't post pornography, they don't wave their guns around (even metaphorically on Facebook), and they don't write like members of the cast of Deliverance. 

Grow up!  And part of that growing up is coming to terms with some basic facts of life.  First, you or your candidate or your Tea Party are not the center of the universe.  You do not get to decide who is conservative or not, or who is Republican or not.   There are many people -- adult people -- who have come before you.  The world didn't begin yesterday, when you decided to show up and vote.

Second, just because you have a personal dislike for elected Republicans like Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblyman Parker Space, that doesn't make them "liberals".  It doesn't work that way.  They have the best pro-Second Amendment, Pro-Life, and consistent conservative voting records in Trenton.  And that is just how it is.

Third, just because you are loud, sport a bull neck, and talk about all your guns, it doesn't mean that you can intimidate anyone into ignoring the actual VOTING RECORDS of these conservatives.  When a Tea Party group ignores a conservative voting record, that doesn't make the conservative a liberal, it means the Tea Party group is liberal or ignorant or both. 

 In fact, it is your candidate who is being advised by the only genuine liberal on the scene -- a guy who was mentored by that Bill Ayers-loving Marxist William Kunstler, who lobbied Phoebus to vote pro-abortion, and who supported Barack Obama.  Here, check it out...











(SOURCE: Federal Elections Commission)

If you want to have an adult, non-pornographic, rational discussion about policy issues, I'm sure the people whose faces you have photo-shopped onto vaginas will put that aside, consider the source, and then have a constructive discussion with you.  They are adults.  That's what adults do.  You should try it sometime. 


Leaked Letter: Who negotiated solar contract?

We learned last week from a leaked email that political consultant/ attorney Dan Perez was discussing the hiring of a New York City law firm to look into the failed solar project long before the Freeholders who voted for it were even elected.  Here is the email from April 2015, months before the Freeholders who voted for the contract were elected (their primary was in June 2015 and they were elected in November 2015).  Check out item number 5:

Freeholder Richard Vohden asked much the same question in January 2016, when the contract to give the New York City lawyer firm a $500,000.00 blank check from the taxpayers of Sussex County came up for a vote.  Freeholder Vohden asked a simple question:  Who was involved in negotiating the $500,000.00 taxpayer-funded contract that they were about to hand over to a NYC law firm?  It doesn't appear as though Freeholder Vohden was ever provided with an answer.

January 2016 was an important month for some.  It was the month that this NYC law firm got a $500,000.00 contract from the taxpayers of Sussex County and it was the month that Freeholder George Graham engineered the replacement, as SCMUA commissioner, of a long-time Sussex County Republican with Dan Perez, who is decidedly not a keeper of the GOP flame.


It should be remembered that Perez himself came from a well-connected New York City law firm with a decidedly Leftist perspective.  Perez got his start under that old Marxist William Kunstler -- who was the lawyer for the Marxist Weather Underground terrorist movement  and the Marxist Black Panther Party.   Kunstler did not believe that Republicans and other "right-wingers" should be defended and famously said:  "I only defend those whose goals I share. I'm not a lawyer for hire. I only defend those I love."


Having clerked for Kunstler, after he died Perez would continue with and later become managing partner in a firm with Ron Kuby, Kunstler's old partner.  At the time of Kunstler's death, he and Kuby were defending Omar Abdel-Rahman ("the Blind Sheik") for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.


Stay tuned...