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JOLT Facebook Group Begins Purge of Non Conforming Members

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March 21,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, the JOLT Facebook group begins purge of non conforming ideology in order to maintain intellectually purity. Reader explained , “The JOLT kicked Laurie Bender out because she asked a question of former councilman Hauck. That’s all I need to know about the JOLT. Laurie Bender is worth 1,000 of Gwenn Hauck”

Its seems you must be in 100% compliance with the JOLT promoted doctrine .

Laurie Bender on Facebook commented , “As a former member of Ridgewood Jolt, I am all for the causes they represent. However, if they are going to exploit having the ear of a section of our community in order to cast doubt on our current VC by publishing biased remarks and misinformation in contemplation of our local elections, I will call that out.

My views on topics of the current national discourse are beyond liberal, but that has nothing…ZERO…to do with our local nonpartisan government. And trying to interject those topics into that discussion in the context of upcoming elections is about as disingenuous as can be.

When a page administrator allows a former VC member to criticize the current VC on her page, that she describes as “issue based” with its “main focus on issues of national importance,” while censoring any rebuttal, she is indeed complicit with an attempt to tie divisive state and national politics in with our local nonpartisan government as we approach a local election.

I am posting here with the purpose of urging my fellow residents not to allow yourselves to be exploited. Certain members of our community are attempting to connect our current incumbents with a very false narrative that I have seen repeated by at least one of those challenging for a seat on the VC. The other challenger openly admitted to me her alignment with at least one of those people when she prepared to run in the previous VC election.

We have a NONPARTISAN local government. Please do not fall for any attempt make connections with and exploit your feelings on current matters that are indeed very important, but not part of the job our local officials are charged with. Please do not reward partisan style smear campaigns with your votes.”

15 thoughts on “JOLT Facebook Group Begins Purge of Non Conforming Members

  1. Its not about being non partisan.
    Anyone that disagrees with their extreme left views is kicked by JOLT.
    They don’t like moderate views.

  2. What the hell is Jolt anyway? First time I am hearing of it.

  3. The definition of non-partisan that people are using in these discussions isn’t accurate. Non-partisan elections are simply elections where candidates do not identify themselves as part of a political party. It has absolutely nothing to do with the particular issue being discussed. You are free to run for political office in Ridgewood as the “Pro-life, Anti-Gun, Pro-immigration” candidate you just can’t run as a “Republican.” Now it would be idiotic to run as the “Anti-gun” candidate because the village council has as much control over the gun laws as they do over the weather, but hey, if you want that to be your issue, you’re perfectly within your rights to run on that. And that is actually the point: without national parties, the issues tend to stay local not by law but because you can’t get elected without focusing on local issues.If you’re interested in snow day reading on the subject, here’s a reference: http://www2.pitt.edu/~cwb7/assets/papers/PB%2014%20article.pdf. That said, I do think that how the village government reacts to, funds security of, and otherwise supports peaceful protests is exactly the kind of issue that should be discussed among candidates. Oh, and I think any FB group that summarily dismisses non-trolling, otherwise polite members won’t be very effective at anything for very long.

  4. I think that the JOLT group has already been exposed for their completely irrational alt left views. They are as out of touch as the NRA is on the right. They have completely lost sight of the issues and have dedicated themselves to attacking individuals that do not share their opinions. Their point of view on local elections should not be at all relevant.

  5. 11:26, agreed. Their agenda is to attack moderates and balanced people.
    Many of the members have personal issues in life, and the frustration is coming out in the form of JOLT activism.

  6. They’re just as much alt ctrl as alt left, if not more. Politics for them is just a means for gaining and keeping power over other people’s lives. Cross them one time and your progressive bona dudes won’t be worth a plug nickel. Down goes Frazier.

  7. Ridgewood’s nonpartisan form of government should foster good relations between and among neighbors and colleagues in local government. If it isn’t working that way someone is usually trying to interject politics.

  8. Bunch of angry chicks

  9. It’s such a relief to me that local government does not control hot-button national issues such as gun control, reproductive rights, and who is President (and therefore can and should ignore them) that I’m hard pressed to imagine why anybody would wish to drag them in; clearly it’s nothing but an aggressive political move for Aronsohn’s greater glory. He should be deeply ashamed for emulating the sneaky selfish behavior of Christie and even Trump while bashing them. What our council members personally believe about these issues may be of some peripheral interest but they will not be ruling on them and therefore any such discussions at public meetings would be a waste of their time and ours.

  10. Bona fides…not bona dudes (darned autocorrect!)

  11. Cocktail party Marxists.

  12. I saw footage last night of radicals from the 60s…they were out of vogue in most cases a year or two later.

    So don’t pay these folks any mind….they will be out of the picture in no time.

    Remember pet rocks and Wacky Packages…?

  13. 10 out of 10 divorce attorneys recommend JOLT!

  14. 10 out of 10 anger-management specialists get their clients from JOLT

  15. what a horrible photo

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