Dick Cheney dropped in on Chris Christie’s Mendham neighbor Neil Cavuto on Monday, Save Jerseyans, and he expounded on a number of topics including the current front runner for the 2016 GOP Republican nomination:
“I watched him operate. I wasn’t a fan of the way he welcomed Barack Obama to New Jersey when the hurricane hit,” the former Vice President opined, but allowed that Christie “was the governor of New Jersey; he did what he thought was necessary.”
I have a favor to ask of President Obama. As an American citizen, I assume I have that right because as a taxpayer, I pay his salary. So here goes…
Mr. President, please stop campaigning!
I will readily admit that I didn’t vote for then Senator Obama in 2008 because I disagreed with his positions, and found him to be both too shallow and too inexperienced to serve as president. And after his disastrous first term, I sure didn’t vote for him in 2012.
But the point remains that he is our duly-elected president. Unless fraud was committed on a grand and unprecedented scale, Mr. Obama won fairly and squarely both times.
Which is why I scratch my head every time I see President Obama out on the campaign trail, delivering one canned stump speech after another.
Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union, Somerset and Morris) is demanding that the federal government move to protect the health insurance policies of 90,000 New Jersey Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield members.
“Our friends don’t respect us and our enemies don’t fear us.”
With those words, former Vice President Dick Cheney summed up the Obama administration’s disastrous foreign policy.
However, Cheney’s scathing analysis remains at odds with President Obama’s own self-assessment. In his address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 25th, Mr. Obama declared that the world is “more stable than it was five years ago.”
Which begs the question: is President Obama delusional? Or is he simply so narcissistic – or naïve – that he believes by declaring the world to be safer, it simply becomes so?
The Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) won’t help Barack Obama lie to the American people.
That’s the true effect of yesterday’s announcement by the Christie Administration that it’ll permit insurance companies to consider, on their own, whether to reinstate 800,000 cancelled New Jersey health insurance policies that didn’t comply with the Affordable Care Act’s mountain of silly, costly mandates.
A rare victory for the free market!
Ironically, as we’ve discussed before here at Save Jersey, it’s unlikely that most of these plans could’ve been reinstated even if DOBI agreed to act like Barack Obama’s heavy and tried to coerce the insurance industry’s compliance with POTUS’s executive order. He wasn’t trying to be generous, folks! The clear aim of Obama’s desperate move is to shift the blame for dropped coverage from Obamacare to the evil insurance companies for stubbornly refusing to comply with his 1-year health plan reprieve.
In other words, it’s a crude, transparent attempt to set up a scapegoat to cover for the massive lie that he kinda-sorta apologized for… having been caught.
Kudos to CJC for refusing to go along with him and it on this particular point.
I don’t disagree with anything Scott Garrett said during his latest appearance on Fox Business, Save Jerseyans, including his candid political analysis concerning the shocking rapid collapse of Obamacare:
We’ve been tracking Obamacare’s impact on New Jersey almost daily; click here to visit our (Un)affordable Care Act archive for more coverage.
Obamacare is a failure, it’s always been a failure, and it will not succeed. It just won’t. Obamacare is wrong. It’s a failure. It’s the most extraordinary overreach of government power in the history of our country. And, it’s being run by people who’ve never run anything. So why are we surprised it’s failing?
Christie also waved the bipartisanship banner yet again, blaming many of Washington’s problems on “absolutists” in government:
It’s that time of year again, Save Jerseyans, whether you’re ready for it or not.
Holiday commercials are running on TV, Christmas tree lot signs are springing up around town, the retail stores are hanging festive decorations and your local soft rock radio station is threatening to begin looping “All I Want for Christmas” 24/7 a full 1 1/2 weeks before Thanksgiving.
Welcome to the Holiday Season, 2013 edition.
The modern American Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a very public debate over whether there’s a “War on Christmas” afoot. It’s one theater of the larger “culture war” that’s been waged in our country, in varying degrees of intensity, since the 1960′s. Amazingly, just to show you how contentious it can get, the combatants can’t even stipulate whether the “war” even exists or if it’s simply a figment of conservative talk show hosts’ very active imaginations. It’s certainly real enough to generate a healthy profit; Sarah Palin is helping stir the pot with her new book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas, which comes complete with a “Christmoose Chili” recipe. Yummy.
My take? Yes, Virginia, there is a sector of our society that is radically secular and would like to see all religion – but particularly Christianity – erased from the public square. I’d nevertheless like to clear up a few key misconceptions before the sugar plums and fairies get carried away and ruin another perfectly good season…