New Mexico politics: A different standard for Attorney General King than Governor Martinez
New Mexico Attorney General (aka Aspiring Governor) Gary King stated earlier this year, if documents make there way to his office and they are not prohibited from release to the public by state law, then they are a public record subject to the normal Inspection of Public Record Act (IPRA). Explaining his office’s procedures on New Mexico in Focus AG Gary King said, “I tell | Read More »
McAuliffe’s stalled electric car company salary raises funding scheme questions
At this point the failures and false promises of Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s electric car company, GreenTech, have been well documented.
For those who need a refresher, Clinton fundraiser and party insider McAuliffe re-christened himself a ‘Virginia businessman’ in his second quest for the Old Dominion governorship and touted several supposed job-creating ventures on the campaign trail, one being a wood pellet firm that has yet to become operational, and another was GreenTech Automotive, which he pledged would create thousands of jobs.
First, it was revealed that those promised jobs were to be created in Mississippi, not Virginia. Then, McAuliffe was caught fibbing about why the company chose to locate outside the state, claiming Virginia authorities had rejected their application before it was made clear that GreenTech had never completed its application materials. Then the revelation that Virginia officials were concerned that the company was “a visa-for-sale scheme” given its lack of a credible business plan and utilization of the EB-5 funding mechanism, which hands out U.S. visas to foreign investors (more on this later).
Eventually, it came out that McAuliffe had resigned from GreenTech in December 2012 despite continuing to use his role with the company as a key talking point as he campaigned around Virginia.
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Milan Simonich, media operative for New Mexico Democrats?
In a column earlier this month on May 5th, Milan Simonich vehemently attacked Governor Susana Martinez as an inadequate leader and self-serving person without many accomplishments. His attacks went from claims about lack of job creation to Martinez statement that she had balanced the state budget, which he brushed aside as unimportant because ‘the state Constitution requires a balanced budget…” These attacks on Gov. Martinez | Read More »
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New Mexico’s Gun Control Legislation: Republican Benedict Arnolds
HB-77 a bill requiring all people buying guns at gun shows to go through a background check and registration passed the House yesterday, more on it can be found in my blogpost yesterday here. As explained in yesterday’s article Gov. Susana Martinez has said she will sign the bill if it reaches her table. The bill may be found here. Eight Republicans joined the Democrats | Read More »
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Do You Remember Who Elected You? New Mexico Gov. Martinez Stands Against Gun Rights
What is Governor Susana Martinez thinking? SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican who who has courted the pro-gun vote, said Monday that she supports a compromise bill that would require background checks on people who buy guns at gun shows. Asked by a reporter about House Bill 77, which passed the House Judiciary Committee Friday on a bi-partisan vote, Martinez said, “I think | Read More »
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KU law professor Stephen Ware on judicial selection in Kansas, where 10,000 people control 2.8 million
KU professor Stephen Ware: “This violates basic equality among citizens, the principle of one-person, one-vote. The current system elevates one small group and treats everyone else like second-class citizens.” The Kansas judicial selection model is unlike any other state. Like many states, Kansas uses the elitist, undemocratic “Missouri system,” where law-degree-holders (not necessarily the same thing as those who know more about the law) have far more | Read More »
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Goals for 2014 and beyond
So we got slobber knocked at the national level. We want to change that but sit back and ponder what went wrong instead of what went right. We have 30 governors of 30 states and that’s a heck of start for 2014. As conservatives in these states we need to push for 4 things: 1. Drug testing for welfare benefits 2. Stop collecting union dues | Read More »
The Top 5 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Could Still Pick Chris Christie
By Matt Rooney | Cross-posted at SaveJersey.com I still don’t think it’s going to happen, Save Jerseyans. I’m not even sure that I’d want it to happen. But history often makes the man, and this could be Chris Christie’s time. All indicators (published and whispered) suggest he’s at least in the “final four” of veepstakes contenders; possibly better than that because I firmly believe Tim Pawlenty’s name | Read More »
Team Obama Asks New Jerseyans for Dirt on Christie
By Charles Measley | Cross-posted at SaveJersey.com I enjoy signing up to Democrat e-mail newsletters, Save Jerseyans; it gives you perspective as to what their upcoming attacks and extremist proposals will look like. Yesterday morning, Barack Obama’s New Jersey campaign sent out an e-mail saying that Gov. Chris Christie is on Romney’s short list for VP (I hope he is!) and that our Governor’s name has recently | Read More »
Want jobs in your state? Vote Republican.
If something happens once, it’s probably a fluke. Twice, might be a coincidence. Seventeen times? Well, that might be worth studying.
On Friday, Examiner.com published an analysis of the unemployment rate in the seventeen states that elected new Republican governors in 2010, noting that every single one of these states had seen an improvement in their jobs rate…
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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 »
TONIGHT: Christie Goes to CATO
By Matt Rooney | Cross-posted at SaveJersey.com Ever on the move, New Jersey’s favorite conservative governor will travel to Washington, D.C. tonight to address America’s leading libertarian think tank. Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) is slated to deliver the keynote address for the Cato Institute’s Milton “Friedman Prize Ceremony” at the Washington Hilton beginning at 7:00 p.m. The award’s 2012 recipient, dissident Chinese economist Mao Yushi, is a vocal critic of China’s | Read More »
Romney and Intellectual Honesty for Emotionally Challenged Conservatives
Romney is no “Obama Light” as is the too often repeated cliche among those who have an emotional or intellectual challenge regarding his past political history and now future as the GOP Presidential nominee. I will simply post a list and expect vilification from those who can’t handle the perfect coiffed, married, father of five handsome sons, grandfather, Mormon, former Governor, entrepreneur capitalist, moderate, who happens to | Read More »
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Signed, Sealed, Undelivered
Flawed as a presidential candidate, Rick Perry’s hunger to debate the man he called “the smooth politician in the White House right now,” will have to wait now until, maybe never. What a showdown it might have been. On the topic of border security, Barack Obama would have fired blanks. The barrel of Perry’s Kimber 1911 would still be smoking after contesting Obama’s March 2011 | Read More »
Those Crazy Racist Southern Republicans Did It Again!
In case you missed it, Bobby Jindal, the Republican Governor of Louisiana, was reelected last night.
And, oh, by the way…notice how all those evil racist Southern Republicans voted to reelect an Indian guy? Those crazy racists, they keep voting for candidates like Susana Martinez in New Mexico, Nikki Haley and Tim Scott in South Carolina, and Florida’s Marco Rubio and Allen West. And then there’s all those racists who are propelling Ted Cruz to the top of the Texas Senate race and keep voting for Herman Cain at the straw polls.
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, Bobby Jindal
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