Josh Welle refers to a flash card while answering a question about solar energy
By Art Gallagher
Josh Welle, the Democrat running against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th congressional district, held a campaign event, dubbed a town hall meeting, in Jackson on Thursday night that appeared to be designed to capture footage for television commercials, rather than to hear from the people of Jackson, as advertised.
Rather than the free wheeling give and take of town hall meetings New Jersey residents are accustomed to, like those of former Governor Chris Christie, and the ObamaCare town halls held by Congressman Frank Pallone and Rush Holt in 2010, Welle’s event featured pre-screened questions read by a moderator. The person who submitted the question was instructed to stand (for the video cameras) while Welle delivered prepared answers.
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Posted: August 4th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, Angela Welle, Butch Budai, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, District 4 Coalition for Change, Jackson Township, Joe Sullivan, Josh Welle, Mercer County News, Monmouth County News, NJ 4, Ocean County News, Robyn Gedrich, Robyn Gedrich Tinder, Tinder, Welle Bogus Town Hall, Welle Town Hall | 24 Comments »
Congressman Chris Smith
Congressman Chris Smith is the only Republican from the 4th Congressional District who submitted nominating petitions to the New Jersey Division of Elections before the deadline yesterday and will be unopposed for the GOP nomination in the June 5th primary. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 3rd, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, District 4 Coalition for Change, Felicia Stoler, Indivisible 4th, Jim Keady, Josh Welle, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ 4 | Comments Off on Congressman Smith is unopposed in the GOP Primary
DNC Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison preaching hate in Asbury Park, March 31, 2017. Vin Gopal and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, left, look on with approval
Congressman Keith Ellison, the Deputy Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, evoked the Holocaust on Monday, comparing illegal immigrants and their children to Jews in 1941 Germany. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 21st, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, NJ Democrats, Vin Gopal | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Legislative election, Democratic National Committee, District 4 Coalition for Change, Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey, Keith Ellison, LD 11, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Opinion, Senator Jennifer Beck, Vin Gopal | 2 Comments »
Monmouth Dems Expand Relationship With Hate Group
Former Goldman Sachs banker Phil Murphy, the Democrat running for governor of New Jersey, does not want to talk about his plan to raise taxes by $1.3 billion. He also doesn’t want to talk about renewing the law that is keeping a lid on New Jersey property taxes which expires at the end of this year.
Murphy really doesn’t want Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the GOP nominee for governor, to talk about taxes either. Murphy wants to talk the Confederate flag. He wants Guadagno to talk about it too, according to a report at NJ.com. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 7th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2017 elections, 2017 Legislative election, Confederate flag, District 4 Coalition for Change, Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey, LD 11, LD 13, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Parker Space, Phil Murphy, Rebel flag, Tricia Maguire, Vin Gopal | 1 Comment »
Photo credit, U.S. Embassy Berlin
Former Goldman Sachs Banker Phil Murphy took his campaign for governor into the gutter yesterday when he accused this Republican opponent, Kim Guadagno, of condoning racism and antisemitism.
“We are now seeing a disturbing trend emerge with Kim Guadagno and her campaign,” Murphy said in a statement, according to Politico. “Yesterday, she refused to criticize a sitting Assemblyman for posing with the Confederate flag, a symbol of bigotry and divisiveness. Today, we’ve learned that her choice for Lieutenant Governor, Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos Rendo, has been accused of systematic harassment and discrimination by the Chabad community in Woodcliff Lake. Yet, both times Lieutenant Governor Guadagno refused to criticize racist and anti-semitic speech despite the clear evidence.”
If Murphy believes that accusations in a lawsuit are “clear evidence” and that country singer Hank Williams Jr. and Assemblyman Parker Space are racists, maybe he is dumb enough to not have known that he was in charge of a $55 million investment in a Chinese shoe manufacturer that used slave labor while he was president of Goldman Sachs Asia. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 31st, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion, Phil Murphy | Tags: 2017 Gubernatorial race, bigotry, District 4 Coalition for Change, Goldman Sachs, Hate speech, Jim Johnson, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey, Opinion, Phil Murphy, slave labor | 5 Comments »
LGBT activist Sue Fulton, a former Monmouth County freeholder candidate outside Senator Jennifer Beck’s office. Middletown Committee candidate Tricia Maguire looks on.
Monmouth County Democrats, led by former freeholder candidate Sue Fulton, Middletown committeewoman candidate Tricia Maguire, Red Bank Councilman Ed Zipprich and Councilwoman Kathy Horgan took the the streets of Red Bank on Saturday to protest Ocean Township Deputy Mayor Rob Acerra’s alleged use of a hot mess chicken emoji on the campaign facebook page of LD 11 Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey.
Acerra is one of the Republicans running against Houghtaling and Downey, along with Red Bank Councilman Michael Whelan. The protest took place outside Senator Jennifer Beck’s legislative office on Monmouth Street.
Houghtaling and Downey, who would rather their reelection campaign be about facebook emojis than their records in the Assembly as special interest puppets, both shared photos of the protesters holding handmade signs and rubber chickens on their personal facebook pages.
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Posted: August 29th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 13th legislative district, Brian Wilton, District 4 Coalition for Change, Ed Zipprich, Eric Houghtaling, Hot mess chicken emoji, Jennifer Beck, Joann Downey, Kathy Horgan, Margie Donlon, Mariel DiDato, Monmouth County News, Rob Acerra, Sean Byrnes, Sue Fulton, Tricia Maguire, Vin Gopal | 4 Comments »
Gopal and Weinberg condemn hot mess chicken cartoon, silent on District 4 Coalition For Change hate posts
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The Asbury Park Press has done an admirable job for most of this year focusing on New Jersey’s ridiculously high taxes, but as we are about to enter election season, the media outlet is apparently trying to help reelect liberal special interest puppets, Eric Houghtailing and Joann Downey, to the State Assembly. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 27th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Legislative election, District 4 Coalition for Change, Eric Houghtaling, Facebook, Houghtaling and Downey, Jennifer Beck, Joann Downey, Loretta Weinberg, Mary Pat Angelini, Monmouth County News, Rob Acerra, Vin Gopal | 9 Comments »
Vin Gopal has a sorry record of advancing women in politics
Monmouth Dems hate group celebrates womens’ right to vote?
Today is Women’s Equality Day; a celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which granted women the right to vote.
This is a cause for celebration indeed, especially in Monmouth County where the Republican Party has a strong history of nominating and electing women to serve in office at the County and State level. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Surrogate Rosemary Peters, Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Freeholder Serena DiMaso are all home grown Monmouth County Republicans who serve with distinction. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 26th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: 2017 elections, District 4 Coalition for Change, Hate speech, Monmouth County Democrats, Vin Gopal, Women's Equality Day | 5 Comments »
Photo of police officers altered to depict them as nazis. click for clearer view
The Democrat candidate for Senate in LD 13, one of his Assembly running mates, the Monmouth Dem Freeholders candidates, and a Democrat candidate for Middletown Township Committee were the honored guests of a group that depicts police officers as nazis and Mother Theresa as a sadistic religious fanatic. The group, District 4 Coalition for Change, has also posted a nude photo of First Lady Melania Trump on its facebook page.
Sean Byrnes, the former Middletown Township Committeeman running for Senate in LD 13, Mariel DiDato, the 25 year old Hazlet resident running for Assembly in LD 13, Lake Como Mayor Brian Wilton and his freeholder running mate Dr. Margie Donlon, and Tricia Maguire, a candidate for Middletown Township Committee were all invited to speak at the event which was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Lincroft. The 80 people attending were asked to donate to the candidates’ campaigns.
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Posted: August 24th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: 2017 elections, Assemblyman Rob Clifton, Assemblyman Ron Dancer, Brian Wilton, Declan O'Scanlon, District 4 Coalition for Change, Margie Donlon, Mariel DiDato, Monmouth County News, Sean Byrnes, Senator Sam Thompson, Tricia Maguire | 20 Comments »