How Dick Cheney Helped Elect Barack Obama
By Dale Glading | Cross-posted at SaveJersey.com The day that George W. Bush decided to keep Dick Cheney on his ticket for a second term is the day that Barack Obama became the odds-on favorite to win the White House in 2008. Don’t believe me? Consider the following… Dick Cheney, a man whom I admire and a person with one of the most extensive public service | Read More »
Portman Come Monday Morning?
By Matt Rooney | Cross-posted at SaveJersey.com “Nobody knows nuthin’” to paraphrase Peter Clemenza from Godfather: Part I, Save Jerseyans But all indicators suggest Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate announcement is close. Very close. We just don’t know how close (three days versus three weeks). Or who it will be. A little harmless speculation to keep your brain turning? Exhibit A: U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), who | Read More »
Obama’s Proposed Bush Tax Cut “Extension” is Class Warfare at its Worst!
By Matt Rooney | Cross-posted at SaveJersey.com President Obama will announce his support for a one year extension of the Bush tax cuts this morning… but only for those earning less than $250,000. Big whoop. Think about it, Save Jerseyans: The “rich” sure ain’t what they used to be. Consider a pair of spouses who own a family business and jointly file as earning $250,000 in | Read More »
TMZ: @GovChristie Exchanges Angry Words on Seaside Boardwalk (VIDEO)
By Matt Rooney | Cross-posted at SaveJersey.com Is there something in the water up there? Governor Chris Christie may’ve accrued 5M+ YouTube views, Save Jerseyans, but you can’t truly be considered a modern American pop culture icon until you’re featured on TMZ.com. Congrats, Big Guy… you’ve arrived! Allegedly, he went toe-to-toe with a man on the [in]famous Seaside Heights Boardwalk last night and put the MTV ‘Jersey | Read More »
Supremely Political: Did Roberts Pen BOTH Opinions?
By Matt Rooney | Cross-posted at SaveJersey.com The ObamaCare backstory gets worse all the time, Save Jerseyans. We can never really know what happened in chambers. That said, emerging anonymous accounts seem to comport with what we can plainly observe about this repugnant capitulation to unconstitutional, unrestrained big government by Chief Justice John Roberts. It was supremely political. Be assured, I’m not leveling this charge simply | Read More »
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, Barack Obama
, Chief Justice
, Commerce Clause
, John Roberts
, Supreme Court
, taxing power
Get Ready for Mandatory Gym Membership, America!
By Matt Rooney | Cross-posted at SaveJersey.com Thanks to Chief Justice Roberts’s ObamaCare decision, Save Jerseyans, it may no longer matter how broadly the Commerce Clause is construed by jurists, scholars and legislators. As of last Thursday, the U.S. Congress can regulate interstate commerce by imposing “taxes” on both acts and omissions via the suddenly-unrestrained federal taxing power. The real difference in layman’s terms? Until now, | Read More »
Did Roberts Save Us From Future Lawyers with His ObamaCare Vote
Cross-Posted From Brian McGovern at SaveJersey.com, New Jersey’s #1 Conservative Website. Conservatives are understandably upset by what happened yesterday at the Supreme Court. Conventional wisdom was that the 5-4 decision would fall on the shoulders of Justice Kennedy and that he would likely side with the more conservative members of the court to strike down ObamaCare’s individual mandate as unconstitutional. Well, most of that was correct. | Read More »
Celebrate Motherhood on Mother’s Day
By Matt Rooney | Cross-posted at SaveJersey.com Mother’s Day is an opportunity to shower the women who gave us birth with candies, flowers, presents and affection. They deserve it! God knows mine does for putting up with ME, Save Jerseyans… But in a larger sense, where would our society, or an society for that matter, be without strong matriarchal figures to hold families together? After all, | Read More »
Chris Christie Vetoes New Jersey Health Care Exchange Legislation
By Matt Rooney | Cross-posted at SaveJersey.com Great news! This morning, Governor Chris Christie issued what he described as a “prudent” veto of New Jersey’s pending health care “exchange” legislation. You can read the legislation’s Assembly text, A2171 (titled “S1319″ in the Senate) right here. Governor Christie’s veto message can be found here. As I said back on April 19th, Save Jerseyans, “It’s always a bad sign when a | Read More »
France is the (New) New Jersey
By Matt Rooney | Cross-posted at SaveJersey.com Pre-Christie New Jersey, to be specific. How do I mean? France is just the latest spot on the map where “rich” folks are responding to socialist economic policies with their feet. Even before it became official that French socialist Francois Hollande would win the final stage of yesterday’s French presidential election, defeating centre-right incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, the specter | Read More »