Author: jeff.michaels

It’s Still Obama’s To Lose

Republicans across the country have every right to start to smell blood over their prospects in next year’s Presidential election.

 

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Why Rick Perry Can Win

I think Governor Rick Perry has even shot both to beat Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination for President, as well as defeating President Obama next year.

 

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The Final Repudiation of Liberal Policies

The final nail in the coffin of liberal tax-and-spend fiscal policies was driven last week when S&P lowered the American government’s credit rating for the first time in history.

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Boehner’s Blunder

As of 9:00pm Thursday, Speaker John Boehner did not have the necessary GOP votes to pass his debt ceiling plan.

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Hitting the Unions’ Raw Nerve

Usually a 7-page bill dropped unceremoniously by 2 freshman minority-party legislators in one house is cause for nothing more than a yawn. Interestingly, though, Assembly bill 4223 sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy Handlin and Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon instantly generated a written press statement from the Assembly Speaker herself, as well as a public statement by the President of the State AFL-CIO.

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Christie & Obama – A Tale of 2 Leaders

In ironic coincidence, in the same week that here in NJ the Legislature was enacting historic entitlement reform on a bi-partisan basis, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released its annual Long-Term Budget Outlook, which reports that the national debt may increase more than 30% in the next 10 years due in part to exploding federal entitlements.

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From Statesmen to Celebrity: The Decline of American Politics

The latest in a long embarrassing string of gaffes by Sarah Palin really brings the truth home – that American politics is devoid of educated, sober statesmen.

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Misreading Christie (Again)

As predictable as Pavlov’s dogs, NJ’s pundit community, including the former Democrat political operatives who now have jobs at University, polling, and “institutes” (and the closet ideologues masquerading as independent at the same places) all react the same way whenever Governor Christie announces a new policy or initiative consistent with his campaign promises of 2009.

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The Devils Rebound

Saturday’s night’s loss to the Montreal Canadiens officially removed the NJ Devils from playoff contention, ending a 13-year streak of successive playoff appearances.

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Time for a Republican Legislature

As the deadline looms for a re-apportioned Legislative map, it is time to consider whether it is actually urgently necessary to have a change in control of the Legislature.  The short answer is YES.  Here’s why:

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The Back Room

McGreevey expresses no desire to be power broker in Newark mayoral race

Former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey might remember that former Newark Mayor Sharpe James played a significant role in helping him to get that title. But regarding the highly contentious Newark mayoral race between candidates Ras Baraka and Shavar Jeffries, McGreevey told PolitickerNJ.com on Thursday that he has no interest in picking a side.  

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: April 17, 2014

Bergen Dems demand Donovan cancel fundraiser with Christie after unlimited contributions commentsHACKENSACK - Bergen County Democratic Chairman Lou Stellato called on Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan to cancel a fundraiser scheduled for May 5 with Gov. Chris Christie after he made remarks on allowing unlimited campaign contributions to political...

Op-Ed

The future of NJ Politics should not be politicians investigating politicians

By JON BRAMNICK Voices around the country agree with our concern that "bipartisan committee led by John Wisniewski is partisan." Below are observers who agree Wisneiwski's committee is not bipartisan: Chuck Todd, NBC News: "Democrats made a mistake... Read More >

Contributors

(4-16-14) New Jersey Vote By Mail Law - The voter turnout for New Jersey’s November gubernatorial election was the lowest since the days of prohibition, coming... more »
When it comes to profiling Christie, facts are for wussies (4/10/14) - As the national media stories on our Guv pile up, expect more blunders about the Garden State.... more »
This week I begin a series called Dispatches from Somewhere Else. Based on my on-going experiences as an everyman in New Jersey politics, these Dispatches review the hollowness of... more »
Watching Governor Chris Christie's shocking BridgeGate implosion, it's easy to forget the time when he truly seemed unstoppable.  Blessed with incredible political gifts and a Jersey bluster to match,... more »

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

“The new agenda is charter schools. It’s a profit-making business. $500 million will not be in our hands. The school board is an advisory board. We are not going to tell the governor to unleash the dollars. Don’t be fooled. It’s not abracadabra. It’s politics.” - Paterson Mayor Jeff Jones

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