Author: murray.sabrin

Notes from the campaign trail

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 our process and leave it to the reader to make a judgment on the state of our “democracy”.

I am a candidate for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate, an office the GOP establishment has not been able to win since 1972. It’s the worst record of any party in the continental United States.

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The Federal Reserve's Centennial

On December 23, 1913 President Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act giving the United States a permanent central bank. All these events took place at the end of what is known as the Progressive Era, a period of supposedly great reforms to benefit the common man.

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The Federal Reserve's Centennial

On December 23, 1913 President Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act giving the United States a permanent central bank. All these events took place at the end of what is known as the Progressive Era, a period of supposedly great reforms to benefit the common man.

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Senate President Sweeney's conflict of interest?

The following letter was sent to the Ethics Counsel of the Office of Legislative Services inquiring if Senator Sweeney has a conflict of interest in his role as a union official and the Senate President.  Ms. Hochman referred me to The Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards.  

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What is Steve Lonegan thinking?

Steve Lonegan's campaign is imploding faster than a sinkhole in Florida. Instead of focusing on the major issues of the day--Obama's probable military attack on Syria, the NSA spying program on the American people, the Federal Reserve's unconscionable money printing, the unsustainable federal budget, the reckless federal government expansion into health care known as ObamaCare, and dozens of other issues--Lonegan is getting press for his critique of Cory Booker's handling of crime in Newark and the mayor’s sexual orientation.

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Does Chris Christie Have the Winning Formula for 2016?

In a closed-door meeting with the Republican National Committee in Boston on August 15, Chris Christie laid out the template of how the Republicans can capture the White House in 2016. According to the Wall Street Journal, Christie made the case for “a pragmatic form of conservatism.” 

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Eck's strong finish, Lonegan's opportunity

Despite losing to perennial candidate Steve Lonegan in the Republican United States Senate primary on August 13, first-time candidate Dr. Alieta Eck garnered 21% of the vote.  With virtually no statewide name recognition and a paltry campaign war chest, Alieta received nearly 30,000 votes.

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Eck versus Lonegan

Below is a letter I sent to The Record about its profile of Steve Lonegan on August 6.

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Chris Christie needs a constitutional lesson

Out in Aspen last week, Governor Chris Christie praised President Obama for continuing some of the policies of President Bush.  Christie said:  “President Obama has done nothing to change the policies of the Bush administration in the war on terrorism. And I mean practically nothing… And you know why? Cause they work.”

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Lonegan is a big government conservative

 

“On the House side, John Boehner intends to prove the crony capitalist critique of the GOP correct.  He’ll vote for a bloated farm bill that subsidizes, funds, and kicks back whole industries that could not exist but for the congressional porkers in Washington.”

That was Eric Erickson, in this morning’s RedState.  Yesterday afternoon, there was another GOP crony capitalism lovefest here in New Jersey.

 

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The Back Room

Bonnie and the Lonny Factor

Rolled out this week as the finance chair of Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman's (D-15) 12th District Congressional Campaign, Trenton attorney Lionel "Lonnie" Kaplan arrives with an unusual asterisk alongside his public endorsement record for someone burnished as a Democratic Primary weapon.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: April 18, 2014

Fulop endorses Smith in Bayonne mayoral raceBAYONNE - Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop parachuted into the Bayonne mayoral race on Thursday night by endorsing incumbent Mayor Mark Smith."It is a pleasure to be with you here, Mark," said Fulop to a crowd of more than 125 supporters at a...

Op-Ed

Paterson can flourish with a second chance

By ASLON GOOW, SR. I have spent the past three decades raising a family, building a business, and working to improve our Paterson communities.  I am proud of those accomplishments.  In 2002, I spoke at an expungement... Read More >

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

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