Tag Archive: Jack Bohrer

Up Late Reading: Jack Bohrer’s debut in The New Republic

tnrcover_20120628Our friend Jack Bohrer, who sometimes hangs out here and got these great marriage equality ads made for Blue Jersey just had his debut in The New Republic. His first piece for them is homegrown subject Mayor Cory Booker, whom he compares to Barack Obama. And not favorably.

It’s an excellent piece, out on the stands in the June 28th issue (but you can read it now). And it may be the reason why Booker made a point of saying this week that there are no hard feelings between him and Pres. Obama after his stunning appearance a few weeks ago on Meet the Press in which the mayor and Obama campaign surrogate said he found Obama’s campaign ads on Romney’s Bain Capital record “nauseating.”

Jack’s paints a Cory Booker that’s all sizzle, little steak and still defined more by his promise than his accomplishments. When Democrats wanted a new champion post-Corzine, what they got instead was a guy who cozied up to Chris Christie and undercut fellow Dems.

Jack represents! Go read it! Mayor Friendly – The overrated Cory Booker.

Blue Jersey Radio – 2010 Year in Review

Each week, Blue Jersey Radio streams live with New Jersey’s latest political buzz, interviews with newsmakers, and your stimulating calls. And each year, we get to take a week off, and just listen back to some of our favorite shows.

So, like we did back in 2007 and 2008, and 2009, we invite you again to sit back, relax, and “click on the pix” to have a listen back to some of this year’s Blue Jersey Radio Year in Review:


In such a tumultuous year, we were privileged to hear directly from a number of our representatives in Congress, including first-time guest Rep. Donald Payne, and returning guests, our dear friends, Rep. Frank Pallone and Rep. Rush Holt, all three of whom will be returning to Congress in January. (By contrast, Rep. John Adler didn’t manage to squeeze us in this election year, and he won’t be going back. Coincidence?)

Rep. Frank Pallone
Rep. Frank Pallone, NJ-6

Congressman Donald M. Payne
Rep. Donald M. Payne, NJ-10

Rush Holt
Rep. Rush Holt, NJ-12

NJ Legislators and Mayors

We also had the pleasure of being joined by state and local elected officials from around the state.

Sen. Linda Greenstein
Sen. Linda Greenstein, LD-14 (well, almost)

Asm. Peter J. Barnes III, LD-18
Asm. Peter J. Barnes III, LD-18

Asm. John Wisniewski
Asm. John Wisniewski, LD-19

Haledon Mayor Domenick Stampone
Haledon Mayor Domenick Stampone

Some of New Jersey’s Most Inspiring Activists and Leaders

We spoke with leaders of a variety of influential, interesting and inspiring organizations working to make a positive impact around the state.

Courage to Connect NJ’s Gina Genovese

Unseat Sean Kean
Unseat Sean Kean

Michele Jaker
Women’s Health Matters NJ’s Michele Jaker

NJ Policy Perspective's Deborah Howlett
NJ Policy Perspective’s Deborah Howlett

Annabel Park, Coffee Party USA
Annabel Park, Coffee Party USA Founder

Progressive Challengers

And we heard from the brave souls who stood up to challenge incumbents even in New Jersey’s toughest races, earning them an “A” on the political participation scoreboard.

Barry Bendar, Candidate for Congress in NJ-3
Barry Bendar, Candidate for Congress, NJ-3

Tod Thiese, NJ-5 Congressional Candidate
Tod Thiese, Candidate for Congress, NJ-5

Ed Potosnak, Candidate for Congress in NJ-7
Ed Potosnak, Candidate for Congress, NJ-7

Doug Herbert
Doug Herbert, Candidate for Congress, NJ-11

Camille Abate
Camille Abate, Bergen County Freeholder Candidate

Quote of the Day: Someone stamping his feet in a partisan temper tantrum

JRB is out with his latest column looking at the exchange heard round the viral world at this point between Tom Moran and Governor Christie. While the right has gone gaga over their newest hero, Jack has a different spin:

So while the notion is that Christie is an example of the mad-as-hell Tea Party rant-haver, consider that he is just another politician, insulted and pouting that even after winning 48.5 percent of the vote, his partisan power-plays can be infringed upon by pesky details like that his political opponents still have a say in things. See it that way and know that this is less a video of someone putting his foot down on political games, and more of someone stamping his feet in a partisan temper tantrum.

JRB has a bonus quote of the day in the same story, because I just couldn’t choose one:

Gov. Christie’s straight talk ends at the Republican Party line. He’s brought no “common sense” to the statehouse, for he seeks no common ground.

JRB’s whole column is really worth a read. The Governor is getting what he wants though. People are paying attention to the show while taking their eye off the substance, just as Christie would hope. While we watch the show, it’s important we keep peaking behind the curtain to point out that the Emperor has no clothes.

Blue Jersey Bloggers at the DNC Winter Meeting

Jay and Jack at the DNC Winter Meeting (From Getty Images):

WASHINGTON – FEBRUARY 3: As a sign of support to their growing popularity and influence, bloggers, like Jay Lassiter (L) and Jack Bohrer of BlueJersey.com, were given specific areas and network support to cover the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Winter Meeting at the Capitol Hilton on February 3, 2007 in Washington, D.C. DNC Chairman Howard Dean led the meeting which took place over the last two days. (Photo by Jamie Rose/Getty Images)