NJGOP calls federal & state investigations of Christie administration “partisan witch hunts”

From a fundraising email just sent out by the New Jersey Republicans:

“The people of New Jersey deserve better than the partisan witch hunt they’re currently witnessing on television every night. Thank you for standing with Governor Christie as he begins his second term, while New Jersey builds on the progress we’ve made over the past four years.”

Right. They’re not specifically calling the investigations – now both state and federal – a partisan witch hunt. It’s just the TV coverage they say they object to in this email. A distinction without a difference, considering that some of the people they’re seeing interviewed who are involved in Christie’s scandals either as whistle-blower like Hoboken’s Dawn Zimmer (who the GOPs see as a partisan opportunist), or Joint Legislative SCI co-chairs John Wisniewski or Loretta Weinberg, who have the power to subpoena documents. They mean Democrats; Wiz & Weinberg are the probe’s co-chairs because we have a divided government, and because only a fool would trust this party to do due diligence and fact-finding on the governor who has ordered so many of their votes for three years. And all these people they see on teevee that so vex them have the power to bring down their empire, either by telling truth or uncovering the truth. Don’t forget that one of the people subpoenaed – and currently fighting it – is Bill Stepian. Who used to run the NJGOP, for a few hours before the GWB scandal was tracked to his email address (among others).

ELEC has decided the Christie campaign can raise funds for its mounting legal expenses. And the NJGOP didn’t waste much time. And they’re playing big: they’re asking for $25 a month.

But if you’ll pony up that much, they’ll send you an “American Flag New Jersey” pin. “This is the very same pin you see Governor Christie wearing during his public appearances.” NIFTY! That come with a decoder ring, too?

Full text of NJGOP’s email is below. “The lliberal media!” “Stand up to MSNBC!” and “Trenton Democrats” Their “relentless” attacks and witch hunt! And Christie? They paint him the stalwart just doing his job as all this comes down.

My favorite line? The cold open about Christie’s “historic victory” “earning the votes of more than 60% of New Jerseyans”. Uhhh, no. Not 60% of the state, but about 60% of the voters who showed up in the lowest-turnout Gov race in history.

But what’s few facts, when there’s Republicans to keep out of jail?Read it, below.

 

Text of NJGOP fundraising email sent Feb. 12, 2014:


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Friend –

With your support, Governor Christie secured a historic victory last November earning the votes of more than 60% of New Jerseyans on Election Day.

Over the past four years, the Governor has demonstrated outstanding leadership by balancing four straight budgets without raising taxes, passing landmark pension and benefit reform and providing the highest level of funding for education in New Jersey’s history.

Over the past few weeks, the liberal media and Trenton Democrats have relentlessly attacked the Governor despite his strong, decisive leadership. It’s time to stand up to MSNBC, the liberal media and their attacks.

Friend, you have stood with Governor Christie before, and we ask that you reaffirm your support today by committing to contribute $25 a month.

To show your support for the Governor and the NJ Republican Party, when you sign up to contribute $25 every month, we will send you the “American Flag New Jersey” pin. This is the very same pin you see Governor Christie wearing during his public appearances.

To receive the lapel pin, please sign up to contribute $25 a month on our website today by clicking here.

The people of New Jersey deserve better than the partisan witch hunt they’re currently witnessing on television every night. Thank you for standing with Governor Christie as he begins his second term, while New Jersey builds on the progress we’ve made over the past four years.

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Comments (7)

  1. firstamend07

    Is there a less influential political group in NJ than the NJGOP?

    No one pays any attention to them so what they have to say carries no weight.

    Normally sane people would be upset at their stupid comments ,but sane people do not even pay attention to them.

    So I suggest we do the same and just act like they do not exist.  

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  2. carolh
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  3. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

    I imagine this email has a pretty broad reach and is likely to be sent around outside New Jersey as well. They’ll raise money, and that will have an impact on the proceedings.

    I have no trouble disagreeing with most everything the Republican party builds itself on, but saying that people who pay attention to what they do are not “sane” is just silly. Republicans pay attention to the NJGOP, and suggesting that that (less than) half the state is not sane is a laughable argument.  

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  4. firstamend07

    Christie IS the Republican Party in New Jersey.

    People in New Jersey and outside of New Jersey have no respect forthe State GOP.  

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  5. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

    It’s not a better case if you make it twice.  

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  6. marshwren

    I thought Norcross, DiVincenzo et al were the GOP in NJ…

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  7. firstamend07

    ..you thought wrong!

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