There are two moving pieces to the Ukrainian crisis, Save Jerseyans, in the wake of Sunday’s Crimean “referendum” (at gun point): (1) the Kremlin’s troop build-up and (2) the West’s snail-paced response. There were a number of things we could’ve done immediately; there simply wasn’t the will to make it happen. The people of Eastern Europe may pay for it soon if history is any guide.
I’ll say this for Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-Dominican Republic, Ecuador), Save Jerseyans: his foreign policy track record is a lot better than Joe Biden’s. That’s not saying a WHOLE lot, but there you have it.
For example, when he joined Jake Tapper to discuss the Ukrainian/Russian situation last week, only hours before the invasion, Menendez correctly identified Putin’s imperial ambitions:
Excessive TV consumptive may have led you to mistakenly believe that Chris Christie is the first “bully” in American political history, Save Jerseyans.
Buy Sen. Cory Booker (D-Twitter) a drink or tweet him at an off hour and maybe, just maybe, he’ll tell you about the time Barack Obama’s OFA put the fear of God into him. This is, after all, the same Administration known for turning a blind eye to IRS profiling of tea party groups. The former secretary of state’s own campaign kept a revenge list! You don’t mess with these Obamacrats or Clintonites and not expect retaliation. They won’t simply close your bridge lanes.
They’ll bury you under the bridge without batting an eye.
According to WPTV-5, “[a]gents served a search warrant at Dr. Salomon Melgen’s office in the 2500 block of Metro Centre Blvd. They have taped off the office’s parking lot, and several boxes were seen stacked outside.”
Bob Menendez (D-Dominican Republic NJ) is a hopeless leftist, Save Jerseyans, and Jeff Chiesa isn’t facing reelection.
Still, these senators and their staffs talk to one another.
Let’s keep their phone lines good and busy ahead of tomorrow’s cloture vote! The stakes couldn’t be higher. It’s worth a shot to fight for the future of your family, your friends, your neighbors, your doctors, and your own bottom line.
The Obama Administration clearly favors a Middle Eastern foreign policy whereby the U.S. supports supplanting evil yet stable dictators with radical Islamic regimes, Save Jerseyans.
Unbelievably, our own state’s congressional delegation isn’t so sure. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-Dominican Republic) is definitely voting for a strike (we already know how much he loves foreign entanglements); Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) is definitely voting NAY, and Scott Garrett is reportedly leaning in that direction as well. However, according to The Washington Post, New Jersey’s eleven other congressmen (including Sen. Jeff Chiesa) are reportedly undecided or simply declining to comment altogether on a pending resolution to authorize military action against Syria. I’ve been unable to garner any additional info as of Noon Tuesday.
Let’s get busy. Take a quick moment out of the afternoon to let YOUR representatives know that, in your considered opinion, the definition of insanity is Obama, Kerry, McCain & Co. demanding that American soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen die for Al-Qaeda in Syria, and that you will be voting accordingly next November (h/t ContactingtheCongress.org):
Congressman Frank Pallone, the self-described author of Obamacare, along with his fraternity of political elitists, despite fierce opposition from a plurality of voters, hoisted the burden of Obamacare onto the shoulders of the American family. It has resulted in fulltime workers having their hours reduced, which has meant the loss of healthcare benefits for people that work in various service-oriented industries like retail and customer service. It has resulted in a nationwide spike in health insurance costs as well. Forbes estimates that the price burden on American families will vary between 34 and 80%, depending on the size of the family and the location.
It seems that Congressman Pallone and the Democratic Party are always in a rush to push more and more unvetted and unread laws into effect. The public was never given access to find out what was in the 2,400-page Obamacare law until Barack Obama signed it into law; nonetheless, many promises were made to placate our justified concerns. Pallone promised lower medical costs and more access to healthcare and all of his pledges have been proven false.
The NY Post was out this morning with fresh allegations lodged against New Jersey’s senior U.S. Senator, Bob Menendez. You can click here to read’em yourself at their website. This latest story has all the requisite elements of a Washington scandal: the powerful man, the married woman, and the “ethical” implications.
I know; I hear you. You’re saying “again???” and wondering what to believe. I’ve got two working theories about New Jersey’s scandal-plagued congressman, Save Jerseyans:
(1) Manure attracts flies, Save Jerseyans. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Pick your favorite! They all mean the same thing. Generally, when many people are alleging that you’ve got a dark side over an extended period of time, then chances are that there’s at least something behind it all. Menendez has been in the news for years owing to one purported misstep or another. Who knows if the most recent allegations hold water? What can be said of a man who attracts this type of negative attention to his state on a consistent basis? You never heard this kind of stuff about Bill Bradley or Frank Lautenberg…
(2) And then there’s the conspiracy theory. You all know I’d be the last one to defend this creep but still, while the concerns regarding the financing for Menendez’s flights to the Dominican Republic appear substantial, it now appears that the prostitution allegations may’ve been fabricated according to the authorities. Does someone have it out for Menendez? It is awfully odd that all of this stuff is coming to the surface right around the time that he ascended to the chairmanship of the foreign relations committee. I’m not saying he’s a good guy. I’m not dismissing all of the claims published by major publications outright. I am saying that each allegation needs to be viewed with extreme scrutiny since the prostitution allegations apparently fell through in spectacular fashion.
So what’s the truth?
The one thing I’m sure about is that we’re likely to find out between now and when Hudson Bob’s up for reelection again in 2018. Whether New Jersey’s voters give a damn is another consideration altogether, and one that I’m decidedly less optimistic about.
The boardwalk’s reconstruction began on Jan. 9. It required more than a half million screws, Mayor Matt Doherty said.
“I never thought I’d be so happy about a half million screws,” said Menendez, who noted Belmar plays a special role in the lives of the state’s residents. “We have preserved that New Jersey birthright.”
Multiple sources are reporting that Senator Bob Menendez (D-Dominican Republic) is holding up a vote on a resolution honoring the late Margaret Thatcher; he is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Margaret Thatcher was a dynamic force as an ally to the United States in winning the cold War and overcoming the despotism and repression suffered by hundreds of millions at the hands of Soviet communism. She was a persuasive, transformative leader who shaped world events with the power of her personality. A grocer’s daughter, she was known, affectionately and deservedly as “The Iron Lady. Margaret Thatcher’s life and legacy of leadership will endure for many generations to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and with the people of Great Britain and the world as we mourn her passing.”
Harper Polling released the results of a comprehensive survey Thursday afternoon, Save Jerseyans.
Most of its findings were unremarkable. Christie is crushing Buono, the Kean name still has currency in a GOP primary, New Jerseyans generally approve of the Sandy recovery efforts overseen by Governor Christie, etc. and so on.
The most interesting tidbit: 84% of respondents had “seen, read or heard anything in the news recently about Senator Robert Menendez” and, of that pool, 48% had a diminished opinion of him as a result.
Will any of this affect his career? Unlikely. Don’t look for justice on this earth! He’s not up for reelection until 2018. Who knows where we’ll be or what we’ll be talking about by then. What this poll does confirm for me is that it MATTERS when the media doesn’t do its job. Could the revelations and allegations concerning his relationship with Florida donor have impacted the 2012 race? We’ll never know for sure. The relevant point is that some folks in the Fourth Estate were determined never to find out. They know who they are, and they should be ashamed of themselves.