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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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: August 22nd

Fight of the Week: Donovan v. Pascrell Fight of the Week Bergen County Executive Kathe Donovan v. U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9) (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ) http://www.politickernj.com/79736/fight-week-donovan-v-pascrell     Paramus mayor's race: Candidates in closely-divided Bergen borough spar over taxes, towing issues PARAMUS - When voters go to the polls in November...

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White House’s Tuition Challenge Being Met in NJ

By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students.  The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >

Contributors

(Asbury Park, NJ) -- There's a word for someone who says one thing and does another: hypocrite.  There's no shortage of 'em in Trenton -- from ... more »
(8-20-14) Can You Take the ‘Partisan’ out of ‘Partisan Politics’? - Redistricting will not take place for another seven years. Yet the debate has already... more »
    My Richard Nixon Ambivalence   Today is the fortieth anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation address to the nation on August 8, 1974. At that time, I was ambivalent about... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

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