Quote of the Day to Dem political operative Mike Premo, alum of NJ and now chief of staff for Ohio Senate Dems. You’ll recognize the quote. “In future, if you’re wondering, ‘Crime. Boy. I dunno’ is when I decided to… Read more
EMILY’s List is out today with a fundraising email making the case that defeating Chris Christie in November is the best way to close out his hopes to reach the White House in 2016. Yes, we make the exact same point. But it’s reassuring when it’s underscored by national groups. EMILY’s List has a 28-year history of powering behind precisely the kind of candidate who is now gearing up to run against him.
In case you don’t remember what EMILY stands for, here’s a vintage West Wing clip, in which CJ Cregg explains to Toby Ziegler about “that girls’ group with the stupid name” just before she teams up to elect the fictional president that got me through the unfortunately real President Bush.
With the tide in America turning against bigotry and discrimination, and in one of the most solidly blue states in the country, Christie vetoed a bill sent to him by both houses of the New Jersey legislature that would enshrine marriage equality into law.
9. Chris Christie Is No Friend to Workers
Christie has built himself a reputation as one of the most anti-union governors in the country, referring to public school teachers as “thugs” and supporting a bill that would “destroy collective bargaining.”
8. Chris Christie Doesn’t Believe in Universal Pre-K
Not only does Christie oppose government-funded preschool for every child in his state, he attacked his predecessor’s plan as “simply wrong” and called it “government babysit[ting].”
I was going to post Rush Holt’s new ad today anyway. But I like what JRB said about it when he beat me to the punch posting it in Quick Hits. You might have missed it over there. So I’m just going to quote JRB, because he’s funny as hell, and in this case dead-on. JRB:
I sometimes think that if Sam Seaborn were a real person instead of a character on The West Wing, he’d be a lot like Rush Holt.
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