The Politics of A–holes
The media that built up Chris Christie as the salvation of the GOP is turning on him in the lead up to Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign announcement. It is what it is. The media does this routinely. The story of the day is Chris Christie’s staff behaving badly, possibly at his direction, to hurt elected officials who did not back Christie. Private messages between Governor’s | Read More »
Governor Christie, A Man on a Mission
I have never liked Christie politically, still do not. I believe to this day his disgusting pandering to Obama created a turn in public attitude towards the biggest loser ever to sit in the presidential office and contributed to his momentum in the polls and his eventual win. But I have always liked his in your face take no prisoner approach. It is this type | Read More »
Chris Christie would be a Terrible Nominee
After Chris Christie’s massive victory in New Jersey earlier this November, many people have begun shilling for “Christie 2016″ some of these people are conservatives that I respect, who apparently think Christie is an improvement over Mitt. That or they truly believe only he can win, and that he will govern more conservatively as POTUS then he has as Governor. I personally believe that not | Read More »
Does Chris Christie relate to Joe the Plumber?
The other day, with no prompting from myself mind you, Howard Kurtz was babbling on about the big Chris Christie re-election in New Jersey and saying how he did it and why and what the people think and how this will effect his chances for the presidency in 2016 and bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla Joe the Plumber… – wait, what? Yeah, in between | Read More »
The Lessons of Early November
With the smoke clearing from last week’s elections, it’s important to go back through and make sense of the chaos. Yes, most of these points have been made, but I’ll also wager we as a community haven’t properly addressed what they could mean one year from now and three years from now. There was a notable Republican victory and a notable Republican loss last week. | Read More »
Chris Christie: The Sound and the Fury
New Jerseyans have a reputation of talking a good game and Governor Chris Christie sure lives up to that reputation. His ability to win re-election by such a large margin in a blue state like New Jersey is certainly something he should be proud of, and, of course, he is urging everybody to share in his pride. Christie also seems to have a severe case | Read More »
The Inevitable Election Day Post-Mortems
As expected, the inevitable analysis regarding the races for Governor in New Jersey and Virginia has begun. As predicted, that analysis was thus: the way for Republicans to win is through moderation. Nowhere is the dichotomy in analysis more evident than in these divergent headlines from media competitors CNN and Fox News. The CNN headline: “Right Wing ideologue burns Republicans in Virginia.” The Fox headline: | Read More »
Erick Erickson on Virginia, Tea Party vs Establishment and 2014
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Erick Erickson to discuss last night’s election results in Virginia and New Jersey, the continuing Tea Party vs. GOP establishment battle at the ballot box and a preview of key races for 2014.
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Election Day in Virginia and New Jersey
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss election day in Virginia and New Jersey, what a Chris Christie victory means for 2016 and if Ken Cuccinelli can pull out a victory in the closing hours of the Virginia Governor’s race.
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If you can vote in the Princeton, NJ Council election, vote for @Fausta.
Every election is important: Democrat incumbents Jenny Crumiller and Patrick Simon face Republican challenger Fausta Rodriguez Wertz next week in a contest for two three-year-term seats on the Princeton Council. Fausta is a woman and blogger of excellent character and intelligence, long known to me; and she would make an excellent addition to the Princeton Council. If you can vote in that election, I urge | Read More »
2013 Ballot Questions- Part 8: New Jersey and the Minimum Wage
New Jersey’s Proposal #2- a $1 increase in the hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25 plus future increases linked to inflation- will be watched by other states this year. This effort in New Jersey is being pushed by the Raise the Wage Campaign, a program of the National Employment Law Project. They are attempting similar measures in Massachusetts, Maryland, South Dakota, Alaska, Illinois, Minnesota, | Read More »
Much Ado About Nothing: Christie vs. Cuccinelli
As Election Day 2013 approaches, there are only two races of interest to the political pundit class- the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia (with all apologies to the New York City mayoral race). The outcomes, despite the winners, will be analyzed and pulled apart and parsed because they are the only two games in town this year. Already, articles are appearing in the | Read More »
Gov. Christie, It’s Time To Change Parties
Yes, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may be cruising his way to re-election, but he’s also becoming our biggest threat for 2016. With the shutdown over, the Republican establishment is emboldened given their victory over the conservative wing of the party. That’s us, folks. Undoubtedly, moderates will be recruiting Christie, who is polling best in a hypothetical duel with Hillary Clinton, for 2016. We’ll also get | Read More »
Virginia and New Jersey 2013- No Indicator for 2014
There are two gubernatorial races this year- Virginia and New Jersey. In 2009, Republicans won both those races, Bob McDonnell in Virginia and Chris Christie in New Jersey. In 2009, these GOP victories were seen as a portent of things to come in 2010. On its face, one could make that case. The 2010 GOP congressional landslide (at least in the House) coupled with the | Read More »
… @CoryBooker has an imaginary friend called #T-Bone?
But there’s a picture of him, and everything! …Oh, Cory. I really am disappointed in the man; it’s such an easy error to avoid.