Christie Vetoes Pig Gestation Legislation

IMG_7089Calling the legislation a “solution in search of a problem,” Governor Chris Christie vetoed  S998 today, legislation that would have outlawed pigs being inhumanely crated while gestating.

“It is a political movement masquerading and substantive policy,” Christie said in his veto message.

Christie stated that the practice is not occurring in New Jersey and compared the bill that another he vetoed…a bill banning hydraulic fracking in New Jersey when there is no frackable shale in the State.

“I urge the Legislature to stop using their law making authority to play politics with issues that do not exist in our State,” Christie wrote,  “We have significant issues to deal with; I urge them to get to work on those issues and stop following misguided partisans and special interests who want to use the the law making process as a political cudgel on issues outside our borders.”

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Posted: November 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Iowa, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Pallone calls Ferguson Grand Jury decision a “failure of justice”

Pallone njtv senate debateCongressman Frank Pallone issued the following statement regarding the St. Louis County, Missouri Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown:

“The St. Louis County Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson is a failure of our justice system.  The principle of ‘Equal Justice under Law’ must apply to all Americans.  My thoughts and prayers are with Michael Brown’s family, especially his parents, who have endured such unimaginable pain and hardship over these past few months.”

Pallone’s statement is disgraceful and beneath his office.  He did not sit on the Grand Jury and hear the evidence.

Monmouth County GOP Chairman Shaun Golden, Middlesex County GOP Chairman Sam Thompson and the New Jersey Republican Congressional Caucus members should start recruiting a candidate to defeat Pallone in 2016 and start raising money for that campaign immediately.

Pallone is a radical liberal extremist who does not represent the people of the 6th Congressional District.  He can be defeated and he should be defeated.  Defeating him will take a will, a plan and money. It can be done and it should be done.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Frank Pallone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments »

Chris Christie’s style colors presidential prospects


Govenor Chris Christie at his Belmar Town Hall on July 31

Govenor Chris Christie at his Belmar Town Hall on July 31

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Suddenly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is a Republican miracle worker. For the moment, the Republican establishment is looking past his temper, the George Washington Bridge scandal, his state’s budget problems and the uneasy feeling that he’s not conservative enough to be the nominee. Instead, they hailed Christie at last week’s Republican… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , | 5 Comments »

Republicans governors aware they must deliver on promises


If happy days are here again for Republicans, you couldn’t exactly tell from the GOP governors gathering this week in Boca Raton, Florida, where many of the key voices are warning against postelection hubris and imploring action. “The voters’ message was, ‘We like these Republicans leading our states – but not so much at the federal… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: | 2 Comments »

Christie’s Pension Overseer Resigns


As Chris Christie draws closer to a run for president, there’s intensifying scrutiny of donations flowing to his political organizations from executives at financial firms that manage ever-larger slices of New Jersey’s $80 billion state pension system. Now, the Christie political confidante at the center of many of those questions is resigning. During today’s meeting of… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Pensions | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Obama immigration order draws split GOP response from possible candidates


BOCA RATON, Fla — . President Barack Obama’s expected action on immigration is exposing different approaches in the Republican Party, evident Wednesday as six potential candidates for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination differed in how they would ease the nation’s immigration crisis. Appearing at a meeting of the Republican Governors Association, the six possible candidates were… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama | Tags: , , , | 17 Comments »

Fitter Christie may reap political benefits


IMG_9268 (599x800)HACKENSACK, N.J. — William Howard Taft, the heaviest president in history, grew so tired of being ridiculed about his weight that he told his physician to put him on a diet, noting that “no real gentleman weighs more than 300 pounds.” Lyndon B. Johnson groused to staffers, “I can’t button my britches,” and traded his tapioca… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | No Comments »

How Christie Will Rely on Mouth, Money & Moxie To Run For President


IMG_6905 (765x1024)Everywhere Gov. Chris Christie went around the country in the final week of the mid-term elections, people kept praising him for this: “Sit down and shut up!” And they didn’t just like that particular take-down of a guy who interrupted his speech at the Jersey Shore last month. They liked the way he talked about that… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Why the Republican victory is good for markets

republicansThe Republicans have taken control of the U.S. legislative agenda for the next two years if not longer, and that has political and market implications up until 2016 and likely beyond. Let’s see how they handle this role, given the divisiveness within the party itself and the fact that it did not really run on a…

Posted: November 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Economy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Chris Christie gets high marks for handling of Ebola: poll


file photo by Art Gallagher

file photo by Art Gallagher

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enjoyed a successful election night on the national stage Tuesday, with several Republican governors cruising to election over President Obama’s allies. Now, Mr. Christie’s constituents are giving him higher marks than the federal government for his handling of the Ebola situation. A Monmouth University poll released Thursday says the majority of… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Ebola, Monmouth University Poll | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »