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Jon Corzine

A Poorer New Jersey

September 8, 2013

During the first four years of Governor Pop N’ Fresh Chris Christie New Jersey is still in the grips of the Great Recession.  The Garden State has a stagnant 8.6% unemployment (higher than the national faux-average of 7.3%), along with a staggering 24.7% poverty rate, the highest it has been in 52 years.  My county [...]

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Jon Corzine Plays Ignorant on Missing Billion

December 8, 2011

Former New Jersey governor, Jon Corzine, testified in front of the House Agriculture Committee today about what happened to $1.2 billion from Corzine’s failed MF Global securities firm.  In short, Corzine doesn’t know. That’s a lot of money to lose! Simply, MF Global bet on Europe and lost.  That’s not too odd, but Corzine should [...]

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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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Dems in 2010: New Year, Old Target

January 2, 2010

I laughed out loud when I saw this headline from Fox: “Desperate for Edge in Election Year, Dems Turn to Old Strategy.”  What strategy, you ask?  Let’s go through the old Democrat Playbook: Class warfare?  That’s a given.  Republicans are racist, homophobic neanderthals?  Not yet, but wait for it by summer.  Blame Bush?  Bingo! The [...]

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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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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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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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Blame Reagan? Not So Fast!

June 9, 2009

Nope, I’m not surprised.  New York Slimes lackey Paul Krugman blamed Ronald Reagan for the deregulation that led to the current economic crisis last week.  Obviously, that’s ridiculous and others have chimed in to refute that claim.   I hear that same kind of argument every three seconds from Kool-Aid drinking Democrats out here in Jersey — [...]

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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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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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“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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