Democrats infiltrated by far-Left group aligned with Linda Sarsour and CAIR

In another excellent piece in the New Jersey Herald, reporter Eric Obernauer gets to the bottom of who the Democrats’ write-in candidate for Sussex County Freeholder is:
 
She has twice been featured in New Jersey Herald articles showcasing her participation in the Women's March in Washington, D.C., where she praised Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a rising star in the liberal activist wing of the Democratic Party, in January for a speech she said was “filled with passion and thought-provoking inspiration.”
 
Lavin also has been an advocate for gun control legislation and, in July, participated in a “Lights for Liberty” vigil at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Elizabeth, where she and other members of the group Action Together Sussex County protested the detention of undocumented migrant children.
 
Yep, another member of the far-Left group Action Together.  But it doesn’t end with the Democrats’ write-in candidate Kristy Lavin (alias Kristy Schaid).   She is just the latest indication that the Democrat Party in New Jersey is becoming dominated by Action Together, which has officially embraced the insanely ruinous economic policies of  Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.
 
Action Together New Jersey has no less than eight members running as the official legislative candidates of the Democrat Party…
 

District 21
Stacey Gunderman
Lisa Mandelblatt
 
District 24
Deana Lykins
 
District 25
Lisa Bhimani
Darcy Draeger
 
District 26
Christine Clark
Laura Fortgang
 
District 30
Steven Farkas

 
On February 10, 2018, Action Together New Jersey accepted an award from Linda Sarsour.  Accepting the award was Action Together New Jersey’s Executive Director, Uyen “Winn” Khuong; Action Together New Jersey’s Sussex County Co-Chair, Johannah Hinksmon; and Action Together New Jersey’s Director of Operations, Kim Baron.
 
Linda Sarsour is the controversial Democrat activist who has praised the notoriously anti-Semitic Louis Farrakhan, cop-killer Joanne Chesimard, and the anti-Semitic BDS movement.  In 2017, Sarsour famously called for “Jihad” against the elected government of the United States of America…

The award was in recognition of voter registration drives and other political campaigning done by Action Together New Jersey in coordination with a group called CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Presenting the award was CAIR National Chairwoman, Roula Allouch, and CAIR-NJ Founder, Ahmed Al Shehab.

Due to its apparent ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, one of America’s most important Islamic allies – the United Arab Emirates – has designated CAIR a terrorist organization.

Action Together New Jersey is in the forefront of the drive to push the Democrat Party in New Jersey to the far-Left. They have joined CAIR in opposing the bi-partisan efforts of New Jersey Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-5) to push back on members of the so-called “Jihad Squad” (far-Left Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib) in their attempt to promote the anti-Semitic BDS movement.

Entire county party organizations are being taken over by Action Together New Jersey. In Sussex County, for instance, their members have thoroughly infiltrated the local Democrat committees and pushed the moderates out. On the group’s website, they identify members of Action Together New Jersey who have taken over and occupied leadership positions in the Democrat Party.

These include Katie Rotondi, the new Chairwoman of the Sussex County Democrat Committee. Also listed as members on the group’s website are Democrat State Committee members Michele Van Allen and Ben Silva, Stanhope Councilman Anthony Riccardi, Sparta Board of Education member Kate Matteson, as well as a number of Democrat County Committee members.

Also listed on the website are Action Together New Jersey members who failed as candidates for elected office. These include Jennifer Hamilton, who ran against State Senator Steve Oroho in 2017; former legislative candidate Gina Trish, who now holds an appointment from Governor Murphy’s administration; and several former candidates for town council or school board.

The far-Left is on the march, taking over the Democrat Party, pushing out common sense and fiscal responsibility. The Action Together New Jersey crew represents the very radical far-Left of the Democrat Party.

Democrat Assembly candidates are members of group aligned with Linda Sarsour and CAIR

Linda Sarsour is the controversial Democrat activist who has praised the notoriously anti-Semitic Louis Farrakhan, cop-killer Joanne Chesimard, and the anti-Semitic BDS movement.  In 2017, Sarsour famously called for “Jihad” against the elected government of the United States of America…

On February 10, 2018, Action Together New Jersey accepted an award from Linda Sarsour…

Pictured with radical Linda Sarsour (above, L-R) are Uyen “Winn” Khuong, ATNJ Executive Director; Scott Baron, ATNJ Activist; Johannah Hinksmon, ATNJ Sussex County Co-Chair; and Kim Baron, ATNJ Director of Operations.

The award was in recognition of voter registration drives and other political campaigning done by Action Together New Jersey in coordination with a group called CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.  Presenting the award was  CAIR National Chairwoman, Roula Allouch, and CAIR-NJ Founder, Ahmed Al Shehab.

Due to its apparent ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, one of America’s most important Islamic allies – the United Arab Emirates – has designated CAIR a terrorist organization.

Action Together New Jersey is in the forefront of efforts to push the Democrat Party in New Jersey to the far-Left.  They have attacked the bi-partisan efforts of New Jersey Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-5) to push back on members of the so-called “Jihad Squad” (far-Left Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib) to promote the anti-Semitic BDS movement

Action Together New Jersey has endorsed the economically ruinous Green New Deal of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

A number of Democrats who are running for Assembly this year are clearly identified as members of Action Together on the group’s website and have helped in their organizing efforts.  For their loyalty to the far-Left “cause” these Democrat candidates have been formally endorsed by Action Together New Jersey:

District 21

Stacey Gunderman

Lisa Mandelblatt 

District 24

Deana Lykins 

District 25

Lisa Bhimani

Darcy Draeger 

District 26

Christine Clark

Laura Fortgang 

District 30

Steven Farkas 

Among all the Democrats running for the Assembly this year, Action Together New Jersey chose to endorse only these candidates.  They represent the very radical far-Left of the Democrat Party. 

NJEA leaders fail to oppose all political violence

Over the weekend, we heard from a college-educated, professional woman, who resides in a new McMansion in an upscale suburban community, and drives a very expensive energy-efficient automobile.  From all outward signs perfectly sane.  The argument she put forward is this:  That Kim Jong-il is "only trying to protect his country" and that Donald Trump is "a far greater threat to the world's peace."

This is Trump Derangement Syndrome at its worse.  We run into egregious examples of it all the time.  For instance, there's a group of social warriors called Action Together Sussex County.  This group has been doing a lot of virtue-signaling lately, with calls for "peace & love" and the like.  They recently did an "education rally" with two NJEA-backed legislative candidates in which a lot of holier-than-thou language was employed.

Unfortunately... they have a past.  And it's a not-too-distant past. 

Take April 9, 2017... the Action Together Sussex County Facebook page.  Get a load of this "peace & love" routine:

"Got a friend who hates Trump"?  WTF!

"...Please email share this link with Democrats and progressives not on Facebook so that they can participate."  Participate in what?  Hating Trump, that's what.

How's that for spreading the hate?

On June 14, 2017, a United States Congressman was shot down while attending a baseball practice.  Action Together Sussex County makes no mention of this act of violent hate on its Facebook page... ever!  Why?  Is it because the victim is a Republican and the perpetrator a "leftwing activist" (per Wikipedia)?

Where were the vigils, the rallies, the calls for "peace & love" then?  Isn't the life of a Republican worth as much as that of a Democrat?  Apparently not.

Also shot were a female Capitol Police officer, a Congressional aide, and one other bystander.  They too did not earn a mention.

Then there is Action Together Sussex County's support of the Women's March and its silence when the media reported that the Women's March "honored" cop-killer Joanne Chesimard (aka Assata Shakur), a terrorist on the FBI's "most-wanted" list.

According to groups like the Women's March (which the NJEA supported, by the way) terrorists like Chesimard -- who murdered a New Jersey State Trooper in cold blood -- "inspire us to keep resisting."  Oh do they?

The Women' March organization issued a statement "celebrating" Ms. Chesimard's birthday, praising her as a "revolutionary."  Which brings us to the NJEA leadership's statement on the murder of a young protestor in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

To begin with, the purple prose is somewhat embarrassing, particularly as it comes from people claiming to be educators.  Remember, this is the organization that consistently uses restrained language when describing the September 11, 2001, attacks that killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.   While describing September 11th as a "tragic event" the NJEA uses the term "horror" to describe a young man driving his automobile into a crowd of protestors.  That is an odd formulation given the relative scales of the two incidents.

We believe that what James Alex Fields did was willful murder and that he should pay for it with his life.  On this point, we part company with the NJEA, who oppose the death penalty.  They employ hard words.  We prefer hard sentences.  In this case, the murderer's life.  Enough talk.

The NJEA has often been silent in the face of political acts of violence.  When they do rouse themselves, it is more often about the ideas expressed than the violence that has become a part of our general political discourse.  Often enough, the NJEA's reaction could be misconstrued as itself an incitement to violence.  Take its statement on Charlottesville as an example, with its calls to "act boldly" for the cause of "social justice" and to change society.  "Act boldly" means what?  "Social justice" includes which issues and solutions? 

Was James Hodgkinson -- a "leftwing activist," late of Belleville, Illinois -- acting boldly when he sought to shoot some Republican members of Congress in June?

The NJEA's statement is full of such unclear language, open to gross misinterpretation.  Again, shocking for educators who should know how to write clearly.  We suggest they pick up a copy of The Elements of Style, a classic by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White.

The statement by the NJEA's leadership never mentions the act of murder -- and instead conflates this act with a tragic aircraft accident that occurred.  The NJEA never acknowledges that America is rapidly devolving into a place that no longer understands the idea of a "loyal opposition"  -- a place where people can no longer peaceably hold contrary points of view.  The NJEA statement does not call for an end to political violence.  Instead, the NJEA focuses on the ideas expressed by "neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hatemongers" (Are the Women's March and Action Together included amongst those "hatemongers"?) and on the "symbols" displayed and by "rhetoric reminiscent of Nazi Germany" (As in the aftermath of the Reichstag fire, perhaps?).

Is the NJEA statement a call to fight violence with violence... to "act boldly"?  You must ask them.

We believe that this is the moment for the NJEA to place aside its inner Che Guevara and dust off and channel its inner Mahatma Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr.  We should not fear ideas -- especially the stupid ideas expressed by racists and neo-Nazis.  They are too easy to refute and make a mockery of.  We should not need to stoop to their level -- to call for censorship or speech bans or other forms of authoritarianism -- to undo their foolish propositions.

Speech must be met squarely with speech.  It does no good to force ideas underground.  It is far better to lure out foolish ideas, into the sunlight, where they can be tested, argued, and disposed of.  Those who do otherwise lack confidence -- or are simply propagandists and scam artists on the make who will use the same violence that they pose to condemn.  There is no idea, no argument, that an intelligent, civilized people need fear.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was right when he said, in a somewhat different context, "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself."  Instead of stoking fear, the NJEA's leadership should be pushing the debate forward into the "bright sunlit uplands" of clarity. 

Tea Party AWOL in defending Trump, Frelinghuysen

While the Tea Party is busy attacking conservative Republican legislators over singular policy differences, there is a growing cultural tidal wave forming that is threatening to sweep away everything that the average Tea Party member holds dear.  Yes, the Left has finally found religion.  And no, it is not Judeo-Christianity.

Here is what the Left thinks of Jesus Christ...

Yes, the "Mary" referred to is the Mother of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

And just in time for Mother's Day, allow us to refer you to another of the Left's anti-Christian, anti-Mary, pantomimes...

But not to worry.  There is one religion that they do respect.

This advertisement was recently copied from the Facebook page of a Leftist equivalent of the Tea Party in Sussex County, a group called Action Together Sussex County (ATSC):

Wow, "limited to women only... no pork products/gelatin and alcohol."  Very respectful.  Somebody has been reading the Koran.

As we have seen, the Left does not extend the same respect to all religions.

Action Together Sussex County (ATSC) has a clear agenda: 

(1) Resist the legally elected government of the United States of America until that time that a coup removes the elected President and installs someone more to the liking of the so-called "Resistance." 

(2) Harass Republican Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen until he decides not to run for re-election.  And if he does run for re-election, build a grassroots organization that can conduct social media, door-to-door, and phone bank operations to defeat him in 2018 and install a Leftist Democrat in his place. 

(3) Support liberal Democrat Congressman Josh Gottheimer and insure that he is re-elected in 2018.

(4) Defeat the LD24 Republican legislators -- Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space, and Assembly candidate Hal Wirths -- in November 2017.

(5) In November 2017, elect "lawyer to the Far-Left" Dan Perez as the first Democrat Sussex County Freeholder in more than a decade.

If you want to see how focused the grassroots Left is on its agenda, just go to Action Together Sussex County's Facebook page and get an education. 

https://www.facebook.com/ActionTogetherSussexCounty/

The Tea Party is sleeping or fighting with Republicans instead of preparing to meet this challenge. 

Our message should be clear.  To meet this challenge from the Left, we can have NO ENEMIES ON THE RIGHT.  Put your egos on ice for a time and work at getting along.  Either that, or get comfortable with the Left and their cultural agenda being the world in which your children and grandchildren are raised.

Your choice.