No, Dude. You’re Not a Liberal

Mm hm. Promoted by Rosi

You keep using that word, but I don’t think it means what you think it means.

Burlington City’s Democratic mayor said he’s still a bleeding heart liberal, but he’s endorsing Governor Christie’s re-election bid.

“I am still that liberal, but my job is to do what’s best for the residents of the City of Burlington and in doing that, I have to maintain the support for Governor Christie,” Burlington City Mayor Jim Fazzone said today. “We need him to lead the state.”

Really?  A liberal?

  • A liberal doesn’t back someone for Governor who opposes a woman’s right to choose over another candidate who supports it.
  • A liberal doesn’t back someone for Governor who wants to reign in worker’s rights to organize over another candidate who supports these rights.
  • A liberal doesn’t back someone for Governor who proposes tax cuts for rich people while reducing aid to schools and towns over someone who wants to increase aid with a millionaire’s tax.
  • A liberal doesn’t back someone for Governor who vetoes same sex marriage for purely political reasons against someone who voted for the same bill.
  • A liberal doesn’t back someone for Governor who wants to deny bail to people indicted for any violent offense against someone who doesn’t.
  • A liberal doesn’t back someone for Governor who delays implementing medical marijuana laws against someone who voted to legalize medical marijuana.
  • A liberal doesn’t back someone for Governor who wants to use public funds to private schools with no government oversight over someone who doesn’t.
  • A liberal doesn’t back someone for Governor who backed out of the RGGI in the face of science against someone who supports greenhouse gas reductions.
  • A liberal doesn’t back someone for Governor who takes money from affordable housing to fill a budget gap (while proposing tax cuts) against someone who opposes such raids.

You can still call yourself a Democrat, but, dude, you’re no liberal.

Comments (4)

  1. 12mileseastofTrenton

    Wonder what his 30 pieces of silver will be

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  2. Jeff Gardner
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  3. ennisprof

    The moniker, “Christiecrat,” has recently been coined.  Christie has no qualms about phoning mayors and castigating them into supporting him despite– his coddling of the 1%, the hurt he puts on education, his neglect of infrastructure, his disregard for the working poor and dispossed, his union busting and betrayal of pensioneers and public employees to whom he knowingly lied, his denial of basic equality to those whose sexuality he makes a moral issue because it’s different than his own.  So what of liberal democracy of NJ?  It’s a rare and endangered species.  Christiecrats yahoos and houyhnhnms are the homogenous flavors of the day.

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