Kyrillos Camp: Bellew is silly, foolish. Questions his opponents conservatism

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State Senator Joe Kyrillos’ campaign responded to Leigh-Ann Bellew’s recent press release denouncing Kyrillos’ condemnation of the IRS’s targeting conservative groups as hypocritical, by calling the release, and his challenger, silly and foolish.

The Senator’s spokesman, Niles Barnhart, issued the following statement to MMM:

It is a silly press release from a silly candidate who told people she was a lawyer, yet never went to law school, and tells people she is a conservative, yet court records show she took out 20 credit cards running up nearly $140,000 in debt and then filed for bankruptcy.

 Senator Kyrillos believes the IRS abuse is outrageous. He is preparing a resolution in the Legislature that urges the appointment of an independent counsel to get to the bottom of this unfair attack on Tea Party and conservative organizations.


Barnhart said that Kyrillos would not be responding “every time Bellew issues a foolish press release.

MMM did not call Bellew or her campaign for a response, because they haven’t returned our last 11 phone calls.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2013 Election, Joe Kyrillos, Leigh-Ann Bellew, Primary Election | Tags: , , | 14 Comments »

14 Comments on “Kyrillos Camp: Bellew is silly, foolish. Questions his opponents conservatism”

  1. credibility, none. said at 1:32 pm on May 21st, 2013:

    Kyrillos’ statement would seem to indicate that even Bellew is more credible and worth responding to than Jim Sage and his utter nonsense. HAH.

    Tell me the story again Jim, the one where a convicted liar Dwek donates to your union but you only tell people about what the liar makes up about Judge Oxley… go ahead, please, I need a good laugh and your stories are such fun fairy tales.

  2. Seeker of the Truth said at 2:25 pm on May 21st, 2013:

    Why didn’t Kyrillos demand to see the FBI file of judicial nominee Joseph Oxley? Afterall, Kyrillos sits on the senate Judiciary Committee. Can anyone explain why, why there is an FBI file on Oxley in the first place, and why he refused to release it to the Judiciary Committee? Just wonderin.

    Some questions for Joe Kyrillos to answer (if he hasn’t done so already–but I highly doubt it)


  3. Handlin Gets Palughi Award said at 4:06 pm on May 21st, 2013:


    Need a Change? Vote for Tea party ENDORSED candidates!!

  4. @seeker said at 5:08 pm on May 21st, 2013:

    That’s a link to a Democrat press release. Did you get that from the Monmouth Democrat Chairman when you met with him asking for money?

  5. Truth be told said at 5:30 pm on May 21st, 2013:

    These connections with the democrats are getting to be a concern. Perhaps these people are the real RINOs!

    They seek money and assistance from the chair of the democrat party, they use an article by a dem candidate for Middletown Township Committee on their facebook page, they link to democrat press releases in their blogging.

    Good grief – these real RINOs are infiltrators seeking to actually elect dem candidates.

    Monmouth County needs a real Tea Party organization.

  6. @ Truth Be Told said at 5:38 pm on May 21st, 2013:

    Even though I am not from the Bayshore, any person wanting a REAL Tea Party Organization up there can contact me through Art & I will be glad to help.

    Jim Granelli

  7. Oh boy! said at 5:51 pm on May 21st, 2013:

    Bellew Taking Support From Group That Promoted Socialist
    Posted on May 21, 2013 by Rob Eichmann

    Newsweek SocialimTonight, at a candidates forum hosted by the Two Rivers Republican Club, Senate candidate Leigh Ann Bellew and her so-called “Bayshore Tea Party Slate” will have an opportunity to go on the record and express their opinions on the Bayshore Tea Party Group providing a platform for a Socialist Party USA candidate for Freeholder in 2011. Although defeated for Freeholder that year, this candidate went on to win election to the school board in 2012.

    At the time of his election last November, CNJ wrote the following commentary:


    Socialist Party NJ

    Posted on November 26, 2012

    With the disappointing Presidential election results and the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it was easy to miss the results of this local election in Monmouth County. The Red Bank Regional High School District elected 19 year old Socialist Pat Noble to their school board. This is notable because this candidate was promoted by a “conservative tea party” group in New Jersey as a “fine young man too young to do any harm.” At the time, CNJ argued vehemently that no conservative group should ever give a platform to a socialist. The first of many articles on that can be found here.

    Yes, the community where this “conservative tea party” has it’s headquarters, has elected the only known, avowed socialist, to any office in the State of New Jersey. With “conservative tea party” groups like this, doing the stellar and effective job they are, it should be an interesting election cycle next year.

    As conservatives, we need to pay attention to those who are able to articulate our principles and beliefs before it is too late and more Socialists are elected right under our noses, in our own communities.

    Here is the Socialist’s election night statement in it’s entirety:


    Posted on November 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

    We did it.

    Today, 1,033 people in Red Bank said yes to socialism, and elected a socialist to the Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education with 54% of the vote.

    While officially non-partisan, the message of this campaign was clear. We promoted ideas that are socialist in nature, specifically the empowerment of teachers and students alike. Words were not minced, and we promoted my candidacy for what it is. I am a 19 year old socialist, uncompromisingly anti-capitalist, and I would like to work against budget cuts and help make students free to learn.

    Thank you to everyone that supported the campaign over the past eight months, as well as to all of the individuals and organizations that gave endorsements.

    Along with my election, Socialist Party USA candidates across the country are making significant gains. In Indiana, John Strinka will likely win 10% of the vote in his bid for State Senate. In a State Senate race in Texas, Angela Sarlay took in 5,200 votes (18%). Peter Diamondstone has won over 2,000 votes for US Senate (1%), against “socialist” Bernie Sanders. Here in New Jersey, Greg Pason will likely win roughly 2,000 votes for US Senate, against Democratic war-hawk Bob Menendez.

    While we celebrate this electoral victory, we must remember that the radical change that we desire will not come from the ballot box. Capitalism was not voted into power, and it cannot be voted out of power. Our liberation will come through mass struggle and a united movement that is committed to democracy, solidarity, and freedom.

    Let’s use this election as a building block towards a stronger movement for a better education system. Consider joining the Socialist Party USA, a multi-tendency, democratic socialist organization that is committed to building a free, liberated society. Additionally, consider joining Revolutionary Unity, a new and energetic organization that seeks to unite anti-capitalists of various stripes under one banner.

    Thank you all. I look forward to continuing our struggle, together.

    Yours in Solidarity,

    Pat Noble

    You don’t even need to read between the lines of that statement to know what this 19 year old believes, and what he is advocating for.

    As he said in his statement, there was no doubt that he campaigned for Socialist ideas. Their platform can be found here. The Socialist candidate, now elected School Board Member, is the Chairman of the Monmouth County Socialist Party.

    What part of the statement above makes you comfortable with what the young men and women in the Red Bank Regional High School District may be learning about in the near future?

    What might their next textbooks contain inside them?

    Does any conservative look at the election of a Socialist to any level of government as a step in the right direction?

    Does any conservative look at the election of a Socialist at any level of government as harmless?

    We can’t wait to hear the excuse making about this one tonight. Maybe Bellew and company will adopt the Gonzalez defense and argue that this Socialist is a “nice young man”.

    When will the conservatives learn that the leadership of the Bayshore Tea Party Group is no less political and no more conservative than the establishment they seek to replace? Barbara Gonzalez is a party boss, plain and simple, and she won’t take any criticism from anyone no matter what crazy decision she makes. She’ll even defend promoting a Socialist. And if you disagree with her, then YOU are the problem.

  8. Flossie said at 9:18 pm on May 21st, 2013:

    Here we go again with the politics of personal destruction. RINOs like the Joe-Kyr can’t win on issues so they resort to cheap smears and innuendo to discredit their opponents. And Joe-Kyr is too chicken to denate Leigh Ann Bellew and confront her with these smears because he’s too embarrassed and ashamed, which is why he hides behind cheap press releases.

    But this time the Tea Party won’t turn the other cheek. When Seth Grossman defeats Chris Christie and becomes the GOP candidate for Governor there will be alot of changes made. RINOs out and Tea Party Patriots in. Joe-Kyr and the rest of the RINO hacks can spend more time on the golf course with their elite country club pals, while Seth Grossman and the Tea Party Patriots restore liberty and prosperity to New Jersey.

  9. @Floosie Flossie said at 9:27 pm on May 21st, 2013:

    So, you give me an easy one right across the plate, eh?


    Cheap smears and innuendo?

    These things about Bellew are PROVEN facts. It’s just that you can’t get your head out of where the sun don’t shine to take off your rose colored glasses.

    Oh, and you can put Seth Grossman in the same place your head is up.


    Silence Dogood, Redux

  10. Monmouth girl said at 10:04 pm on May 21st, 2013:

    Do you think she is reading More Monmouth Musings in that picture? Maybe she is taking an on line legal course.

  11. @monmouth girl said at 9:50 am on May 22nd, 2013:

    No Monmouth Girl – she is ordering a pizza

  12. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Bellew Attacks MMM said at 1:10 pm on May 22nd, 2013:

    […] is the only media outlet that carried the Kyrillos campaign’s statement calling Bellew “silly and foolish” over her press release attacking Kyrillos, O’Scanlon and Handlin for their release […]

  13. глупый said at 2:32 pm on May 22nd, 2013:

    What I find hilarious is these Tea Partiers really think anyone is paying attention–nobody outside of this blog, CNJ, and their own organization even knows these candidates are running–in a General Election, where Democrats and independents vote, Bellew would get maybe 10% of the vote, just from people casting protest votes. When will the BTPG realize the majority of voters don’t sympathize with their views. Isolation is a dangerous thing, it deludes the senses. Of course, I will be attacked for saying this. I guess I am a RINO…

  14. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Why I am voting against Leigh-Ann Bellew on June 4 said at 3:55 am on May 24th, 2013:

    […] Rather than exploit Kyrillos’ weaknesses, Bellew surrendered the high ground and allowed her opponent to accurately label her “silly and foolish.” […]