In Praise of Governor Chris “Kratos” Christie.
In the four months since Chris Christie was sworn in as the 55th Governor of the state of New Jersey, he’s earned himself a few nicknames and prayers for his death. “Governor Krispy Kreme” or Governor Bully by his Leftist detractors on most NJ websites where they congregate. A liberal Newark Star-Ledger columnist prefers the double-entendre of Governor Wrecking Ball. Admirers, including George Will, have | Read More »
The recall for Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey in Rasmussen Poll
The recall for Senator Robert Menendez, an appointee, polls at 39 percent in favor, according to a Rasmussen poll. Phil Sovereignty reports on his blog that 34% would vote to keep Menendez in office, and the rest are undecided. The recall movement is based partly on Menendez’ record of voting with Obama, and especially the Senate late-night vote for Obamacare and his support of the | 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 »
Tea Party Democrat to Challenge Frank Pallone (D-NJ6) in Democratic Primary
“The Tea Party movement is not just about Republicans anymore“ With those words, Mark Falzon filed his Petition of Nomination today to challenge Frank Pallone in the 6th district Democratic primary on June 8th. Running under the campaign slogan, “Democrat: Tea Party Approved“, Falzon may very well be the first person in the Country to challenge an incumbent Democrat in a Democratic primary under the | Read More »
New Jersey recall battle sets up constitutional crisis
The NJ Tea Party movement is trying to recall Senator Robert Menendez (D) and has set in motion a proceeding that puts two Constitutions on trial against each other. Phil Sovereignty has blogged: The current case of Committee to Recall Robert Menendez from the Office of United States Senator v. Nina M. Wells and Robert F. Giles is therefore a constitutional crisis within the | Read More »
Chris Christie: New Jersey’s Ronald Reagan
The comparison isn’t precise, so few are, but Chris Christie, in his quest to right New Jersey’s fiscal ship of State, has shown a brass ideological constitution and political savvy to which we aren’t accustomed here in Jersey. Over the past few weeks, Christie has been engaged in an increasingly bitter fight with the NJEA and its President, Barbara Keshishian, over the Governor’s proposed education | Read More »
Boiling Point: Or, A tale of two governments.
Christie(so far) has shown he is more than willing to take a fiscal chainsaw to the Garden State’s budget, and polls in the state show wide support for his actions.
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Considering the state of New Jersey’s budget…and how it may foretell the future of the federal government
All across Facebook, I am reading scathing reports of what Gov. Christie is doing and proposing to save New Jersey… Everything I see decries him as anti-education, anti-teachers, anti-, anti-, anti-. Understanding there are two sides to every story, I started reading…
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The First Campaign Ad is Dropped
We’re going to see a lot of these.
‘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 »
Hubris in New Jersey
New Jersey Transit is currently dealing with a number of major financial problems. They just had about thirty million dollars cut from their state subsidy by Gov. Chris “Awesome Like A Rock Star” Christie, and there’s talk of more cuts in next year’s budget. (Personally I hope Christie gets them started on the road to privatization sooner rather than later, but that’s just me) And | 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 »