Author Archive: realnjpolitics

Who knows better about the problems of Bergen County Voters, of course a teenager from Middlesex Co

Busy Rutgers College freshman Matt D. Mowers has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Bergen County Republican Committee. Nevermind the pure logistics involved of someone who lives in East Brunswick, and goes to school in New Brunswick being able to commute to Hackensack, but look at it this way the Bergen GOP is in such disaray they can not find anyone who lives in Bergen County. Hmmmm… I wonder must mean the majority residents of Bergen County like their government the way it is. I have to say one thing he has the Bob Dole hand gesture down. 

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Why did we move the NJ primary After all?

What did the NJ primary move do? Did the national campaigns really pay more attention to us? I believe they only apeared to pay more attention to us in order to sqeeze the lemon sooner, and get our primary dollars now rather than later. The only clear winners are the candidates who took in advance the NJ fundraising money. Perhaps a system like Cody mentions, regional system would help as for now it's left up to the individual states which means legislators and in turn means ego's. So can you tell me the last time you saw a legislator take a humble position.

“When New Jersey moved its presidential primary to Feb. 5, it had visions of candidates shaking hands, kissing babies and stumping hard for votes as they do in Iowa and New Hampshire. But the Garden State instead finds itself among 22 states holding Feb. 5 presidential primaries, and polls show two candidates from neighboring New York _ Republican Rudy Giuliani and Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton _ with leads so huge New Jersey's race might be over. “So far the goal (of moving up the primary date) does not seem to be met,” said Ingrid Reed of Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Politics.”

 

“Codey said this year's presidential primary scramble will hopefully lead to regional primaries in future presidential elections to try to stop states from competing among themselves for attention, as happened this year. “I think what we're doing is forcing the national parties to come up with a regional system, I hope, for next time,” Codey said.”

 

Bogus Romney Holiday card, What will happen when they turn on the dems.

This is what the democrats do to each other. I wonder what they will do when the November general election comes around.

 

Bogus S. C. Card Cites Mormon Passages

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Many South Carolina Republicans got a bogus holiday greeting card this week, purported to be from White House hopeful Mitt Romney, that cites some controversial passages of the Book of Mormon.

“We wish you and your family a happy holiday season and a joyful New Year. The Romney family,” the card says.

The last page features a photograph of a temple above a box that says “Paid For By The Boston Massachusetts Temple.”

Romney's campaign said it had nothing to do with the cards, postmarked Thursday from Columbia with a 41-cent stamp, and Boston Temple President Ken Hutchins said Saturday he first heard about the mailing Friday from a woman in Charleston.

Hutchins said the temple had nothing to do with sending mail to South Carolina Republicans, who go to the polls on Jan. 19 in a key early primary.

“It is sad and unfortunate that this kind of deception and trickery has been employed,” said Will Holley, Romney's South Carolina spokesman. “There is absolutely no place for it in American politics.”

South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson said he intends to “contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Elections Fraud Division and other appropriate authorities, provide them the copy of the mail piece delivered to South Carolina Republicans and ask for a thorough investigation into this matter.”

There was no indication how many of the cards were mailed, but Dawson said he got calls from several people who reported receiving them.

“I think it would be nice if somebody got to the bottom of this,” Hutchins said.

The card contains passages that underscore some differences between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and those of denominations that are prevalent in South Carolina.

“We have now clearly shown that God the Father had a plurality of wives, one or more being in eternity by whom He begat our spirits as well as the spirit of Jesus His first born, and another being upon the earth by whom he begat the tabernacle of Jesus, as his only begotten in this world,” reads one passage from Orson Pratt, cited on the card as an “original member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles.”

The card also cites a passage on Mary's virgin birth that underscores her race. “And it came to pass that I looked and beheld the great city of Jerusalem, and also other cities. And I beheld the city of Nazareth; and in the city of Nazareth I beheld a virgin, and she was exceedingly fair and white.” On the card, “fair and white” are in a bolder, larger font and on a separate line.

Hutchins said the mailing hurts his temple, which, like the parent Mormon church, stays out of politics.

“They have no business using that name or referring to the temple,” Hutchins said. “It's a very hurtful thing and creates a misleading impression in peoples' minds.” Hutchins said he alerted Tagg Romney, one of Romney's sons, and church authorities about the mailings.

Romney's faith has been a recurring issue in South Carolina, where Christian conservatives dominate the GOP primary. Romney overcame some of those doubts this fall when he picked up an endorsement from Bob Jones, the chancellor of Greenville-based, Christian fundamentalist Bob Jones University.

Such a mailing isn't surprising for South Carolina politics, a state known for political mudslinging and backdoor maneuvering.

Those tactics backfire, said Warren Tompkins, a political consultant who ran George Bush's 2000 campaign in South Carolina and now is Romney's top consultant in the state. “Anything this outrageous and childish and nonsensical would have a significant fallout on whoever did it and on whose behalf it was done,” Tompkins said.

How was this missed last sunday?

The following is an excerpt from the Auditor from star Ledger:

“Meeting across the Pond When he's not out locking up crooked pols or (not so quietly) running for governor, U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie is often found on his way to or from a Bruce Springsteen concert. And even though The Boss was thou sands of miles and an ocean away last week, that didn't deter the federal lawman.
The Auditor caught up with Christie in London a couple days ago, after the U.S. attorney and his family took in not one but two shows on the European leg of Springsteen's tour. Christie, his wife, Mary Pat, and their four children caught The Boss first in Paris and then in London, between taking in sights such as the Louvre.
“Bruce, in Paris, was amazing,” said Christie, who's seen Springsteen in concert nearly 100 times. “The audience was pretty wild.”
Springsteen said he scored the tickets courtesy of Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg, whose late father was an assistant U.S. attorney before Christie took over the office in 2002. Weinberg and Christie have become friends in recent years and, in light of the tour schedule, Christie said he was able to “plan the vacation in concert with the concerts.”
Understanding how much trouble could be caused by junkets and those who pay for them, Christie had a message for The Auditor: “Your readers should not be concerned about who paid for the concerts or my vacation.”
So how was this missed, who did pay for your trips Mr. Christie?