Ann Coulter offered up a few good points in her CPAC interview with Sean Hannity, Save Jerseyans, including a critique of the mob mentality of those conservatives going after Mitch McConnell in this year’s Kentucky Primary.
(2) Asking tough questions and championing real reforms.
Trenton Democrats have made it clear which path they prefer (hint hint #1). The Republican members of the Legislative Select Committee on Investigation (SCI) favor door #2 and they proved it on Friday…
He rolled out the backing of Lacey Township’s GOP committee on Thursday and, this morning, announced the support of Point Pleasant.
“As we continue to try and recover from Sandy and improve the economy, we are confident that Tom will be an asset in Congress on both fronts,” read a joint statement issued by Club President Tom Szymanski, GOP Municipal Chairman William Hoey, Council President Bob Sabosik, Councilwoman Toni DePaola, Councilman John Wisniewski, Councilman Bill Borowsky and Councilman Joe Furmato. “Tom will have our votes at the March 19th Ocean County Republican Convention and our full support in both the June Primary Election and November General Election. We look forward to working with Tom as the next Representative from the 3rd Congressional District.”
New Jersey Republicans aren’t accustomed to competitive primaries. The closest we’ve seen in recent history was back in 2005 (the first statewide race in which your Blogger-in-Chief was eligible to vote) when Doug Forrester edged by Bret Schundler by less than 5-points in a very crowded field.
Not because Christie came into that hotel in Maryland and blew everyone away with a heavy dose of juicy conservative one-liners (as so many try to do at the yearly conference), but because he largely did no harm to himself with a group that, at least on the national level, has been a bit hesitant to get behind him.
Pretty soon we should be able to see how this “do no harm” strategy worked out, because the poll numbers that created the backdrop for this speech are not looking pretty…
NRA chieftain Wayne LaPierre’s Thursday address was the first speech I was able to take in since coming down to CPAC 2014 (Conservative Political Action Committee), Save Jerseyans.
I wasn’t disappointed. LaPierre’s remarks were fantastic and drew a steady stream of applause and cheering from the attendees. As a staunch Second Amendment supporter and a member of NJ2AS fighting the legislature’s gun grab in New Jersey, I was moved by his short but delightfully on-point speech.
Reigning as the King of Twitter isn’t all sunshine, rainbows, token gestures and A.A. Milne quotes, Save Jerseyans. Sometimes you need to throw down and let the Twitterverse know who’s boss. Especially when the heat of a brewing corruption scandal is melting away at the edges of your wintry fantasy world.
Cory Booker (D-Twitter) sure as hell didn’t get this from Winnie the Pooh:
His rumor: Chris Christie received $500,000 from the firm of embattled Port Authority Chairman David Samson in 2009.
The truth: Senator Lesniak has every incentive to see Samson’s Port Authority take a hit in the court of public opinion. He’s suing them in real court, too. The conflicts here have more layers than the George Washington Bridge.
We’ll find out shortly whether his sentiments are more widely-shared among attendees, Save Jerseyans, but the Daily Beast‘s Olivia Nuzzi ran into this gentleman at CPAC 2014 who reportedly told her that he’s hoping to stage a walkout protest of Governor Chris Christie’s 11:45 a.m. Thursday address to the annual conservative conference:
I recently met up with North Arlington native and Bergen County Freeholder Candidate, Brian Fitzhenry, to discuss the current state of Bergen County and his campaign for Freeholder. Mr. Fitzhenry is no stranger to Bergen County politics, Save Jerseyans, as he ran an extremely formidable campaign for the District 36 State Senate seat in 2013; we expect no less of him in 2014, Save Jerseyans.
We first spoke of the state of Bergen County and his vision for the constituents of New Jersey’s most populous county should he become elected freeholder in November. “We tax families and businesses out of Bergen County,” said Fitzhenry, referring the Democrat-dominated freeholder board. “I have a business here, and we need to do more to attract new businesses into Bergen County and help the ones that are already here. Bergen County also needs to be more affordable for the residents.”