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United in Our Historical Ignorance

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog

Sheila Jackson Lee

Sheila Jackson Lee

“Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years . . . “

~ Sheila Jackson Lee

Declaring the U.S. Constitution to be 400 years old on the House floor would mean the Constitution was signed in 1614, Save Jerseyans. That’s seven years after Jamestown, Virginia became America’s first permanent English settlement. As you and I know, the Constitution was ratified in 1787, a difference of 173 years by her math.

I don’t know whether it’s scarier that a Congresswoman made the mistake, or the fact that she’s hardly an exception to the rule. It’s also not Rep. Lee’s first disturbing slip-up.


Crimea, f/k/a the Sudetenland

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

How many times does history need to repeat itself before democratic peoples learn their lesson, Save Jerseyans? The answer, I’m afraid, is forever.

Here’s what the NJEA should’ve taught you in history class:


The REAL Facts About Republicans And Women

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

rosie-the-riveter-thumb_large_310x206Did you know?

More potential 2016 presidential candidates by far are in the Republican Party than the Democrat Party. For example: Bobby Jindal, Nikki Haley (Indian), Susanna Martinez, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz (Hispanic) and Allen West (African-American).

And the history of the GOP speaks for itself:

  • The first woman ever appointed to the United States Supreme Court was a Republican, appointed by a Republican president.
  • The first African-American ever elected to the US Senate post-reconstruction was a Republican. The only African-American currently sitting on the US Supreme Court is a Republican.


They DID Treat Bush That Way

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Here’s the proof:

Save Jersey Valentine’s Day Cards

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Happy Valentine’s Day, Save Jerseyans!

February 14th is a day for lovers… and lovely political satire. Politics is our passion here at the Garden State’s #1 source for conservative news, punditry and, on days like today, a wealth of topical humor.

Don’t be shy; show that special someone in your life precisely how much they mean to you with one of our Save Jersey limited edition Valentine memes:

_____ Cory Booker <3 _____

Booker Valentines Card

_____ Bob Menendez <3 _____


Consider The Stupidity Of Presidents Day

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Quick: Who’s birthday does President Day celebrate?

Do you know? Do you care? Have you bothered to check lately?

Is it Washington? Lincoln? All the presidents? President Obama?

According to calendars used since the mid 18th century, Washington was born on February 22, 1732.

This date consequently became the generally accepted date for observances of Washington’s birth. Public celebrations for George Washington’s birthday actually predate his term as president, and were originally intended to honor his service in the War for Independence.


The Little Republican

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Ronald Reagan and Shirley Temple starring together in 'That Hagen Girl'

Ronald Reagan and Shirley Temple starring together in ‘That Hagen Girl’

A heartbroken country is mourning the loss of Shirley Temple this morning, Save Jerseyans, the childhood film star who stole the nation’s hearts – and kept people smiling – throughout the most difficult depths of the Great Depression.

What does it say about contemporary America that today’s downtrodden, hopeless, jobless, and health care-less citizens have to rely on Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus? But I digress…

Shirley Temple ventured onto an entirely different stage as she grew older and left Hollywood behind: the realm of electoral politics and foreign policy.


Rooney Honors Reagan on Feb 16th


reagan-blows-out-birthday-candles-8da581a569488f3e9c2be7387738f63d5bee6139-s6-c30Heads up, Save Jersey faithful:

Our Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney will be a guest of the Middlesex County Republican Women’s Club on Sunday, February 16th for a Reagan Day celebration.

The East Brunswick Chateau
678 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

All are welcome.

Other speakers included Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) and Steve Hook, host of “Right Hook Radio” on 1450 WCTC-AM. Tickets are $40.00 per attendee. For more information, please contact

10 Reasons to Remember Reagan Today

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Reagan Kisses FlagToday is the 103rd anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth.

Reagan once said: “I was born in an apartment above the bank in Tampico, Illinois. That’s the only contact we had with the bank.”

Reagan was a decent man during a time when decency actually meant something.
All his life he was a man without guile. He was a humble man who lived by the motto that “There is no limit to what a man can accomplish if he doesn’t care who gets the credit.”

Millions of us can honestly say that Ronald Reagan was the greatest president in our lifetime. Here’s why:


DNC Sacks Christie with Super Bowl Ad

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

The Democrat National Committee, which, you may recall as loyal Save Jersey readers, has received boatloads of cash from lawyers at the firm representing the New Jersey’s Trenton’s Democrats Bridgegate committee, dropped a cute little Super Bowl-themed web attack ad on Governor Chris Christie’s head this morning.

If some of you still need convincing that this is 100% about 2016, Save Jerseyans, then here you go:

Talk about roughing the passer! Repeating the same Wildstein “close long-time ally” line pushed by liberal news jockeys. Unexpected? No. But it’s a reminder of how hard it is for Republicans to win an argument when the Democrats and Mainstream Media read from the same talking points. 

Can we get a flag, ref?

Christie’s New Fleece

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Out with the old fleece, in with the yellow? Say it ain’t so, Governor Christie!

From Friday in Moonachie:

Woody Johnson (and Garry Cobb) in 2014?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog


Football-related political news heading into your Super Bowl weekend, Save Jerseyans:

Time is running out for a decision, but I’m told that the NJ GOP isn’t giving up on one of the few New Jersey Republicans who wouldn’t need to worry about the fundraising prowess of Cory Booker (D-Twitter) in 2014.

Robert Wood “Woody” Johnson IV is best known as the owner of the New York Jets. I’ve been told by multiple reliable Republican sources that a group of county chairman (worried about a lack of direction from the Governor’s embattled team and the prospect of a Booker landslide) approached Mr. Johnson to discuss the possibility of his entrance into the uphill race; no word yet, however, as to how seriously he’s taking these establishment overtures although it’s a known fact that Johnson is a big-time GOP donor  who’s considered it in the immediate past. The Johnson family is worth was reportedly worth $13 billion as of 2010; the New York Jersey are valued at north of $1 billion.

Meanwhile, in my native South Jersey…


Christie In Surprise Friar’s Club Visit

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Christie at the FriarsPrae Omnia Fraternitas.

That’s the motto of the famed Friars Club and it literally means fraternity forever.

And today the club welcomed a surprise guest – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who popped into the club’s Manhattan luncheon for a Super Bowl week roast of football legend Boomer Esiason.

The appearance wasn’t on Christie’s official calendar and no one seemed really sure he was actually going to be there until he arrived. But our “spy” in the room (Frani Stone, the gorgeous wife of comedian/actor Stewie Stone) reports as follows:


Fighting Super Bowl Sex Trafficking

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Congress is conducting high-profile hearings. State government is striving to raise awareness (see below). The media is questioning whether it’s even a real problem. Rhetoric and retorts notwithstanding, Save Jerseyans, it’s clear that everyone with an audience is talking about human trafficking (also called “sex trafficking”) heading into New Jersey’s Super Bowl 48 at the Meadowlands…

Here’s some footage from Wednesday’s big presser:

The video transcript is below the fold…


Christie Hits Sports Talk Radio

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Angelo Cataldi

Angelo Cataldi

Governor Christie hasn’t afforded many press availabilities since Bridgegate broke nationally other than that epic 2-hour presser to announce the sacking of Bridget Kelly, Save Jerseyans.

He will, however, continue his week-long Super Bowl-promotional activities early Thursday morning with a live radion interview on the Angelo Cataldi & The Morning Team program on 94WIP SportsRadio (94.1 FM) at 7:45 a.m.

You can listen online here.

It’s probably less-than-likely that we’ll get any big Bridgegate content out of Cataldi’s interview, but as a consolation prize, you can bet the farm that we’ll have some sound bytes out of the Governor’s appearance on NJ 101.5′s Ask the Governor slated for February 3rd. 

“Action” Is the Problem, Mr. President.

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

state of the union

Some Presidents have used the State of the Union to rally Americans against a foreign threat. Others called on members of both major parties to unite to overcome a domestic challenge.

The dominant narrative of last night’s State of the Union address delivered by President Obama? A threat. He could’ve stopped after delivering this excerpt without sacrificing one iota of substance:

“But what I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class. Some require congressional action, and I’m eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still, and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”

Uplifting, right? While my fellow conservatives focus on the coercive elements of the President’s address,  if we’re being honest, this commander-in-chief is hardly the first to use executive orders. What makes last night so remarkable, and the last five years so utterly sad and infuriating, is the fact that Barack Obama has already “acted” repeatedly in big, expensive and less-than-constitutional ways to “expand opportunity.”

And none of these efforts have helped…