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: July 22nd

  Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich has died Union County today mourns the loss of the longest-serving sheriff in New Jersey history, who died last night at the age of 83. (Editor/PolitickerNJ) http://www.politickernj.com/77506/union-county-sheriff-ralph-froehlich-has-died     Cryan serving as acting Union County sheriff, poised to run in November ...

Op-Ed

Legislation needed to restore balance in election financing

By JEFF BRINDLE Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups.  But until now, there has been little discussion about the impact. During the 2012 Presidential and Congressional contests,... Read More >

Contributors

The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and... more »
(7-16-14) Casinos in Jersey City, Not Sports Betting - Just as the US. Supreme Court was saying no to sports betting in New Jersey, a former Reebok chief executive... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »
New Jersey 2014 Primary Day Recap (6/4/14) - By the numbers. Worth the read for those interested in GOTV targeting and ballot position logistics.... more »

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"As soon as you step into the lake on foot or in a boat, you're in the state's domain. I feel bad for the snake, and I hope it gets rescued before it dies when it gets cold. It didn't mean to get let out there. This snake should be one thing we can get together on and not worry about party affiliation. Unless the snake's a Democrat." - Republican Mount Arlington Mayor Arthur Ondish

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