And Behind the Mask..

Who is the “Jackson Taxpayer Alliance”?

As reported by the Asbury Park Press, a number of the more offensive campaign ads from this election season were paid for by a group called the “Jackson Taxpayer Alliance”.

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But who heads this mysterious organization, dedicated to “taxpayer advocacy” and bringing political discourse to new lows. Well the filings say:

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Raymond Cattonar, former candidate for Jackson council and current Jackson “watchdog”, with a budget of 10 thousand big ones!

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It’s Election Time!

“Lakewood Developers” gone wild

This year, it’s all about Orthodox Jews Lakewood Developers:
“Lakewood Developers” with their special “developer” hats on.
“Democrats Giving Money to Democratic Candidate”. Also, hamming it up with some “Lakewood Developers”!

“VAAD: Yostpille for Mayor”. Whoever made this flyer though doesn’t seem to realize that Yiddish is read right-to-left and that Google Translate is not very good at spelling.

A photo of the secret closed meeting connecting Yostpille to the VAAD. VAAD member circled by the original author in case it wasn’t immediately obvious.
Come on in “Lakewood Developers” and your “Lakewood Developer” families.
“Constituent Leaves Campaign Office”. Good thing this was caught and reported by a local Jew-watcher.
“Lakewood Developers” and their Rabbinical Societies are always building those Kollels.
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The secret cabal of “Lakewood Democrats” behind Tracie Yostpille’s campaign. Keep all those “Lakewood Democrats” out!
As the old adage goes, “Behind your enemies: the Jew.”

Lets Get Real

Are overdevelopment and ties to outside organizations valid concerns? Of course.

Is everyone involved in the political attacks above a rabid anti-semite? Unlikely.

But it seems clear to us that these political pieces are not about providing information to voters, they are about inciting fear by showing opposing candidates near someone in a black skullcap, Yiddish text, and/or the word “Lakewood”.

Stop invoking the specter of Orthodox Jews to scare people. It increases hatred and division and is bound to backfire when someone snaps a picture of your candidate next to someone who happens to be Jewish.

Update: And Behind the Mask…