Anti-Semitic stalking horses in NJ-09 Democratic primary?
It’s getting a little ugly in the NJ-09 primary. To refresh people’s memory: the recent redistricting in New Jersey (which lost one seat) ended up with producing a situation where eight term Democratic Congressman Bill Pascrell is challenging eight term Democratic Congressman Steve Rothman for the NJ-09 seat. Or perhaps it’s the other way around: the new district draws on both old districts pretty heavily. | Read More »
Frank Lautenberg/Rush Holt paid out race-tinged hush money?
I believe that the word that both the senior Democratic Senator from NJ, and the Democratic Congressman from NJ-12, would insist on seeing here would be allegedly. As in, allegedly former canvass worker Christopher Nastuk was told that it would be, ah, “demographically undesirable” to use African-American canvassers in Holt’s lily-white district. Or, allegedly the minority canvassers that Nastuk did hire were fired anyway “and | Read More »
Chris Christie’s… NAZI JERSEY!
Today’s let’s-urinate-on-the-memory-of-Nazi-victims comes to us courtesy of Communications Workers of America International Vice President Christopher Shelton, who seems to be having difficulty telling the difference between murdering millions of people in literal carload lots, and ending public sector employees’ ability to collectively bargain over how much of said people’s work-offered health insurance policies has to come out of their pocket. And by ‘be having difficulty | Read More »
Rothman chief of staff arrested on child solicitation charges.
Yesterday the report came out that Bob Decheine, chief of staff for Rep. Steve Rothman (D, NJ), had been abruptly fired. This came as a bit of a surprise, as Decheine has been a notable figure in NJ Democratic politics: he was a senior adviser to the Obama campaign in 2008, and as Rothman’s CoS had just shepherded his boss to another win in Congress, | Read More »
Steve Rothman (D, NJ-09) hates video cameras.
Today’s “Whoops. Somebody was recording that?” moment will be brought to you today by Rep. Steve Rothman (D, NJ-09): ‘Portability’ in this context refers to the ability of people to take their health care plan with them if they lose their jobs – a feature not found in Obamacare, and one of four supposed deal-killers for Rep. Rothman. As you can see from the video, | Read More »
Lots of Primaries today.
According to RCP, we’ve got primaries in California, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia. The news has been dominated by California’s, Nevada’s, and of course South Carolina’s – but they’re all important, so if you’re a voter in that state, hie yourselves and any reliable Republican voters within reach to a polling station. You can let the | Read More »
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You know what’s a great antidote for a rotten mood?
Because I was having one: long story, but it involved wondering what I’ve been doing lately. Then I see this: Gov Christie calls S-L columnist thin-skinned for inquiring about his ‘confrontational tone’ (See also: Hot Air, AoSHQ) …and I realize that one thing I’ve been doing lately is helping people like Chris Christie get elected. You’re welcome. Moe Lane PS: No. Get your own. Crossposted | Read More »
The WSJ Christie interview.
More of this, please: NJEA President Barbara Keshishian visited his office this week to apologize for a recent email sent to thousands of teachers by a union official that included a mock prayer for the governor’s death. According to [NJ Governor Chris] Christie, the conversation went something like this: He accepted her apology immediately but asked if the email sender would be fired for “doing | Read More »
Meet Diane Gooch (R CAND, NJ-06).
She’s running in the 6th Congressional district for NJ, which happens to be the district that I grew up in. Diane’s website is here: see here and here for the Rasmussen polls mentioned in the interview. Interestingly, NJ-06 went for Christie in the last election. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Chris Christie (R, NJ) zeros out faith-based program!
Sixty-five million dollars’ worth. The entire budget, in fact: Gov. Chris Christie is taking $65 million, the entire allocation, from the state’s global warming fund, and $5.9 million, from the toxic waste site cleanup program, to help close the over $10 billion deficit in his $29.3 billion 2010-11 state budget, the state environmental protection commissioner said Monday. In discussing the Department of Environmental Protection’s proposed | Read More »
‘Health care do-over!’ sayeth… New Jersey.
They sayeth that, in fact, by a lot. The Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Thursday finds 81 percent of respondents wanting changes to the health care system, while 17 percent believe the current system works well enough. But only 22 percent say Congress should pass the current reform proposals, while 68 percent want lawmakers to start over. That’s two-thirds of adult voters in NJ who are calling | Read More »
Texas and New Jersey: perfect together.
The New Ledger sat down with Governor Rick Perry a few weeks ago, and in the course of talking about Perry’s success (and his working principles of governing) came this exchange: TNL: …do you think Republicans will win if they embrace that sort of approach in other states with all their challenges? And what does that look like? Perry: Well, look at a state like | Read More »
Gov. Chris Christie (R, NJ) plants one right between the eyes.
I grew up in New Jersey, and I can assure you this: all over the state, suddenly-embattled Democratic legislators and apparatchiks are now routinely referring to Gov. Christie as “that fat [insert expletive here]” – with a wide range of choices for the expletive. Why? Because that fat [insert expletive here] just told the unions that elections have consequences, and he’s one of them. Governor | Read More »
Politico compares Obama to Bush.
So, Axelrod’s trying his best to convince people that the fact that independent voters in two states won by Obama broke heavily for the Republican gubernatorial candidates is much less important than a three-point win in a district where conservatives made it clear that they’d rather lose than not be listened to by GOP party leadership. His best is actually not all that great, given | Read More »
FrankJ on yesterday’s elections.
There is a certain amount of snark in this comment – gee, you think? – but it does lead to a question: Anyway, the main message of the election was Obama sucks and is stupid and everyone now hates him. Obama campaigned in both Virginia and New Jersey, and the Democrats lost hugely in both (well, by 18 points in Virginia, and 4 points in | Read More »
A hearty ‘Good morning!’ to some of our elected officials!
Now that the elections in NJ and VA are over – and now that there’s going to be some really critical votes coming up on cap-and-trade and health care rationing – I just wanted to greet some members of the two states’ Congressional delegations. Robert Andrews, NJ-01 (Burlington/Camden/Gloucester) John Adler, NJ-03 (Burlington/Camden/Ocean) Frank Pallone, NJ-06 (Middlesex/Monmouth/Somerset/Union) William Pascrell, NJ-08 (Essex/Passaic) Steven Rothman, NJ-09 (Bergen/Hudson/Passaic) Donald | Read More »
And now, a special message to the President of the United States.
The man who thought that he could take over the Corzine campaign and drive it to victory. Have a nice night. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
New Jersey Results Open Thread.
Results here. [UPDATE]: With only 2% of the vote in (50/41/8 Christie/Corzine/Daggett) it’s far too early to call it; but if Daggett stays single-digits Corzine is going to need at least 47% to win this. I don’t think that he’s ever gotten that… nope, he hasn’t. [UPDATE] 53%: Christie/Corzine 49/45. Don’t jump up and down yet, though.
Voter Fraud Video Watch – NJ.
Via Election Journal, somebody tried to steal this guy’s vote. In fact, as EJ noted earlier, they still might – thanks to the Democratic party’s attempt to keep the rules for absentee ballots as loose as possible. If the absentee ballot is deemed the valid one… Moe Lane PS: Final question: how many people who didn’t go out to vote today ended up voting in | Read More »
Jason Shih, Jon Corzine, Ecstasy, and Middlesex County Democratic Committee paychecks.
(Via Libertarian Republican, who also has a mug shot) Remember: the Corzine campaign has no idea who this Jason Shih is. The quote is “…the campaign doesn’t know who he is.” So he has no connection at all with the campaign, right? No connection whatsoever. Shih also reportedly had 10 paychecks from the Middlesex County Democratic Committee in his possession. One paycheck for $1,500 was | Read More »