From the category archives:

Election 2009

NJ Transit: Going Nowhere Fast

March 6, 2010

Governor Chris Christie inherited a huge mess in New Jersey when he took office about six weeks ago.  Since then he’s taken an approach which has dealt with cutting large state expenditures in order to try to deal with the state’s $2.2 billion budget deficit.  His first offensive was against the pension system (which I [...]

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Rush Likes NJ Governor Chris Christie

February 17, 2010

I don’t always get a chance to listen to Rush, but last Friday Rush said the following: Chris Christie, New Jersey governor, has frozen spending. The state’s budget is in shambles. He has sliced into the school surpluses, the New Jersey transit subsidies. The Democrats are furious. They’re furious because he’s doing exactly what he [...]

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Bob McDonnell to Deliver GOP State of the Union Response

January 21, 2010

The new Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Bob McDonnell has been selected to deliver the GOP response to the State of the Union address in February.  While some were hoping for Scott Brown, McDonnell is a solid choice and one of the GOP’s rising stars.  His campaign for Governor was a great example of [...]

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Gay Marriage Defeated in NJ Senate

January 7, 2010

Earlier this afternoon, the New Jersey State Senate voted 20-14 (with 5 not voting and 1 vacancy) to defeat the latest gay marriage proposal.  Lame-duck Governor Jon Corzine vowed to sign it into law, while Governor-elect Chris Christie said he would veto any gay marriage bill.  Neither will get that chance now. Here’s a few [...]

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Dump Corzine… or Shift Him Around?

November 17, 2009

I just got an email from a fellow NJ conservative containing this article from the Hudson Reporter about how the freshly dissed NJ Democrat Party just can’t let go of Jon Corzine. Their scheme consists of asking octogenarian NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg to step aside while Corzine is still a lame duck in order to [...]

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Lessons from Election Night, 2009

November 4, 2009

The media is focusing on NY-23, as well they should, as Conservatives put a lot of emphasis on that race.  Conservatives essentially ousted an establishment-backed liberal Republican (not even a moderate, but a liberal who supported ObamaCare and Cap-and-Trade) in Dede Scozzofava, and backed Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman, who lost the race by under [...]

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Memo to RNC, NSCC, and NCCC: Enough With The RINOs!

November 2, 2009

Dede Scozzofava is the poster child for the RINO problem that has infiltrated our party.  The pattern is predictable.  The Republican establishment props up and supports a RINO candidate against a Conservative candidate who stands a chance of winning.  The Conservative base makes noise and is told to shut up and support the Republican candidate [...]

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New Ad in NY-23 Labels Scozzofava as Choice for Progressives

October 29, 2009

A new ad in the NY-23 congressional race was put out as a conservative group, made to appear as a pro-Scozzofava ad, detailing her liberal positions on the stimulus, gay marriage, and card check.  The ad labels her the “choice for progressives” in hopes of dissuading Republicans from voting for her: Politico calls it an [...]

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What to Make of Newt Gingrich

October 28, 2009

I like Newt.  I think he has played a vital role in the advancement of Conservatism over the years, and continues to be a vital voice in the Republican Party and Conservative movement.  I also am not that upset that he sided with Dede Scozzafava in the election.  We as Conservatives have to realize that [...]

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The Sarah Palin Bombshell

October 23, 2009

Sarah Palin shook up the political world yesterday by endorsing Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman for President in New York’s 23rd Congressional District special election.  Hoffman is running as a Conservative party candidate because New York does not have primaries in special elections, and the GOP establishment appointed mega-RINO Dede Scozzafava, a RINO who supports [...]

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“Hope” in Burlington, New Jersey

October 12, 2009

Remember this creepy Obama Song from Burlington, New Jersey, a few weeks ago?  (Barack Hussein Obama mmm mmm mm, yeah that one!)  Well, hope sprang up today in that town as concerned parents, members of the community and other outraged New Jerseyans got together to have a small, but important protest outside of the elementary school [...]

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Purple Is Trending Red in Virginia

October 11, 2009

Virginia has been described in recent years as a purple state trending blue.  In the last decade, the state has trended left in its statewide offices.  By 2008, the Governorship and both Senate seats had been lost to the Democrats in what had been at one time a reliable Red state.  The 2008 Presidential election [...]

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Chris Christie Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

October 11, 2009

The darkening days of Fall portend dark days politically for Chris Christie and Republicans across the the People’s State of New Jersey.  His 14-point lead over incumbent Democrat failure Jon Corzine has diminished to a margin-of-error polling situation.  Why?  As Peter Ferrara writes Christie has run a “content-free campaign” and echoes the Wall Street Journal‘s [...]

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Jon Corzine’s Ace in the Hole

September 25, 2009

So is Jon Corzine telling us that the rest of America is about to look like New Jersey?  Oh dear. HT:  The Campaign Spot

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Dem Strategy in NJ — Blame Bush!

September 22, 2009

Apparently, DNC Chair Tim Kaine is floating an old liberal favorite for the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races this Fall – blame Bush!  Even “pollster” John Zogby, a self-identified Democrat, [figures, doesn't it] said:  “A good fallback for Democrats is to remind the nation of the George W. Bush presidency.”  Frankly, that’s really really weak.  Benchmarks [...]

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Corzine’s Troubles in New Jersey

September 1, 2009

Seen as a major political bellwether for Obama-ism, the New Jersey Gubernatorial election between Democrat Governor/Obama buddy Jon Corzine and Republican opponent Chris Christie is favoring Christie the week before Labor Day by ten points.  In a recent late-August Quinnipiac poll of 1,612 likely Jersey voters, Christie leads Corzine 47-37.  If any incumbent struggles to hit [...]

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Trying to Score Points on Kennedy’s Death

August 27, 2009

Ted Kennedy’s body is not even cold yet and some are trying to win political points, shamelessly using his death to advance their political agenda.  The most obvious are those, like Robert Byrd, who want to put Ted Kennedy’s name on the health care bill in an attempt to use the spirit of mourning and [...]

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Ted Kennedy Dies at 77

August 26, 2009

The Liberal Lion of the Senate, Senator Edward M. Kennedy died from brain cancer late last night at the age of 77.  The sudden nature of his passing took me by surprise, though it was less than a week ago that he was imploring Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to appoint Kennedy’s replacement as soon as possible (though the law in [...]

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Keeping the Kennedy Klan in Power

August 21, 2009

Ted Kennedy is dying.  He couldn’t even attend his sister’s funeral last week.  He knows that he probably doesn’t have long before he cannot discharge his duties as the senior Senator from the Commonwealth (sorry, People’s State) of Massachusetts.  Back in 2004, Massacusetts’ most apt swimmer had little problem with a bill prohibiting the governor from appointing a [...]

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Obamacare Down but Not Done

July 30, 2009

I was bothered beyond the normal bits of agita which this Administration tends to summon when word came yesterday that the Blue Dogs were in a meeting designed to compromise with Pelosi on Obamacare legislation. OK… Mylanta, Maalox or Tums…hmm…  Blue Dog or not, a Democrat is still a Democrat most of the time. However, [...]

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Legalizing Euthanasia with Obamacare

July 29, 2009

There are philosophical problems I have with the House’s Obamacare bill, and a national health service to begin with:  it nationalizes our bodies, essentially turning us into slaves (they didn’t own their bodies either) by telling us what to eat, how to live, denying care based on choices we make that the government deems “bad,” [...]

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GOP Looks to Gains in Governorships

July 28, 2009

The ever-brilliant electoral analyst Michael Barone had a column in last week’s Washington Examiner which outlined how many formerly-popular Democrat Governors are in trouble.  In both of this year’s gubernatorial races, New Jersey and Virginia, the Democrat is behind in the polls.  In New Jersey, incumbent Gov. Corzine trails Republican challenger Chris Christie by a [...]

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A Snapshot of Two Polls

July 9, 2009

It’s the first full week of July and there are some political trends worth checking out.  Usually the summer is very slow news time since so many people are on vacation or otherwise busy enjoying what summer has to offer.  However, with Cap-and-Trade, Obamacare, and Tea Parties galore, both June and July have already been [...]

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“Meddling” in Iran

June 17, 2009

Earlier this week, Obama gave a high-profile speech not defending the democracy movement in Iran saying that given our history with Iran, an American President should not meddle with them.  I know that he’s trying to wait and see, not turning Iran into Obama’s version of Hungary in 1956, but in principle he should have shown more [...]

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Iran Votes Against Change

June 13, 2009

Ha!  That’s a funny title since transparent democracy is quite foreign the closer one gets to the reins of power in Iran where a theocratic oligarchy tells their puppet (still Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) what to say and how to act.  Putting Mahmoud’s opponent, Mir Hossein  Mousavi, in power would have been like merely changing the label but [...]

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Latest New Jersey Gubernatorial Race Poll: Christie Up Big on Corzine

June 5, 2009

I’ve followed a simple rule in NJ politics since arriving here in 2001:  in the primaries, you vote your conscience; in the general election, you vote against Corzine. Thusly, I voted in last Tuesday’s Republican primary for Steve Lonegan.  I met him last summer and know where he stands on the issues, so I was [...]

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A Conservative Shift in California

May 12, 2009

California has been a bastion of liberalism for the last 20+ years, not having supported a Republican for President since 1988, and being known for its bloated government and liberal social policy.  Yet, as I’ve often theorized, liberalism as an agenda is not sustainable, and eventually even places like California will reach a tipping point [...]

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No “Fair-Weather” Patriots in Trenton

April 15, 2009

I’ve just returned from a Tax Day Tea Party in Trenton, New Jersey, in front of the State Capitol Building.  It was rainy, wet, windy, nasty — no “fair-weather patriots” as the lead organizer Brian indicated.  My feet were freezing and my throat raw, but the spirit was there from the young to the very old.  We [...]

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Democrats Support the Troops But

April 2, 2009

They just have to make it as difficult as possible for them to vote in elections.  When Democrats claim to support to the troops, simply strike every word in the sentence before the “but” and you are left with what they really mean.  In this instance, Democrats claim to support the troops in the same [...]

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“Shared Sacrifice” Budget Increases Pain in New Jersey

March 11, 2009

In his 2009 budget address, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine told the people of New Jersey – you’ll have to pay up!  Most of the budget proposal is terrible (he keeps education pretty unscathed; every NJ politician is scared to death of the NJEA union), but here are some proposals everyone in Jersey is talking about: [...]

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