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Obama – and the Presidency – Hit Rock Bottom

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Angry ObamaPresident James Buchanan didn’t just failed to stop the Civil War, Save Jerseyans, for which I won’t condemn him because it was likely inevitable. He didn’t even try. In his State of the Union message to Congress, Buchanan gave a verbal shrug.

“All for which the slave States have ever contended, is to be let alone and permitted to manage their domestic institutions in their own way, Buchanan said. “As sovereign States, they, and they alone, are responsible before God and the world for the slavery existing among them. For this the people of the North are not more responsible and have no more right to interfere than with similar institutions in Russia or in Brazil.”

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Obama ‘Detached?’ Guess Who Pegged It First…

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Barack ObamaIn the wake of his failure to act or even say very much in response to recent horrific events and considering his frequent vacations and golf outings, everybody’s now talking about how President Obama seems detached, bored, disinterested and certainly disengaged from his job and the nation as a whole.

Even the usually adoring Maureen Dowd of the usually gushing New York Times has now been forced to admit that Obama is, by his own choice “a man alone” and she concludes: The president who was elected because he was a hot commodity is now a wet blanket.”

A hot commodity?

Really?

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The Poll That’s Bad News for Almost Everyone

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

rand paul…except for Rand Paul?

We got new polling results this past week, Save Jerseyans, showing Hillary Clinton with a lead over her hypothetical Republican opponents – including our own Governor Chris Christie – but her lead was significantly reduced after a summer of relatively negative headlines compounded by a weaker-than-expected book tour.

I agree that it’s objectively bad new for Hillary, just not in the way that most media outlets are reporting it. This poll also isn’t necessarily good news for the Republican Party.

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Obama To Pull Major Stunt Aug. 17 – 19?

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

ObamaPresident Obama is on the ropes.

His poll numbers are in the tank and Democrats are worried.

They’re clearly off their mark as the post Labor Day election season approaches. Indeed, all the signs point to significant gains by Republicans this November.

Now, reports are circulating that Obama has Something Big planned. He’ll be headed back to Washington from Martha’s Vineyard one week from today — Sunday, August 17. He’ll return to his elite vacation retreat on Tuesday, August 19.

That signals a Major Development, possibly announced by the president on Monday, August 18.

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Willingboro Council’s Baseless Faith in Obama

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

john f kennedyYou may or may not have heard how, on Tuesday, Willingboro’s township council approved a resolution to rename its recreational hub from ‘The Kennedy Center’ to ‘The Obama Center’ going forward.

Yes, Save Jerseyans, there are still places in America where our distressingly incompetent and obnoxiously authoritarian 44th president . By way of background, Willingboro is 72.74% black and many residents were understandably proud when their country elected Barack Obama.

How they’re STILL proud is less easy to grasp.

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Mitt to Host Christie’s B-Day Bash

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Romney and ChristieSo says CNN, Save Jerseyans, via a scoop fed to them by Governor Chris Christie’s inner circle.

The event is planned for September (the Governor’s actual birthday is September 6th). It’s a big fundraising boost for Christie and his national efforts but, more importantly, his team hopes to downplay the prospect of a Christie vs. Romney apocalyptic primary showdown in 2016 amid what looks like a second wind of sorts for the 2012 nominee during a time when the field remains extremely unsettled.

Bad blood? What bad blood? Romney, always the class act, has consistently stood by his New Jersey compatriot throughout the Bridgegate scandal.

 

200+ Days In, Staying Alive is Helping Christie

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog

George_Washington_Bridge,_HAER_NY-129-8Back in January I wrote an article in Matt Rooney’s Save Jersey about Bridgegate jumping the shark, the witch hunt launched by Democrats trying to discredit Gov. Chris Christie by connecting him with scandal surrounding allegedly politically-motivated Fort Lee lane closures.

And guess what, Save Jerseyans? In all the months since the scandal broke (202 days since the legendary marathon presser), the Governor has in no way been connected with any knowledge of what transpired, try as they might Democrats have not been able to connect the dots. You would think with all the testimony, all the meetings, all the questions, and all of the people who testified, that one individual would have cracked under the pressure and said it was the Governor who ordered the lane closings…. had it really gone down like that.

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Christie Tops CNN Poll… Sort Of

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Governor Chris Christie stumping in Iowa during Election 2012.

Governor Chris Christie stumping in Iowa during Election 2012.

Another new poll (this one from CNN) dropped Tuesday showing Chris Christie leading the GP 2016 hypothetical primary pack by 1-point, Save Jerseyans. The other “top” contenders – Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee – are tied at 12%.

I’m starting to loathe these polls for a few different reasons (no offense intended, CNN, ’cause you’re hardly the only offenders).

For starters, in a crowded primary, the state-by-state primary/caucus polls are what matters.

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Buyers’ Remorse

Now Americans Say They Want Romney

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Romney vs. ObamaGet this: Mitt Romney would win the popular vote if a rematch of the 2012 election against President Obama were held today, a new CNN/ORC poll shows.

According to the poll, if the 2012 election were held again today, Romney would receive 53% of the popular vote while Obama would receive only 44%, CNN reported. That’s quite a turnaround, especially when you consider that Obama beat Romney 51%-47% in the actual election.

And there’s more interesting news in the poll:

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Christie Improves But Struggles Against Hilldawg in Iowa

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Iowa FlagStatistical noise? Or a trend?

What difference does it make? We’ve got a long way to go, Save Jerseyans…

Click here to view the results of the latest Quinnipiac 2016 Iowa poll showing Governor Chris Christie trailing Hillary “Hilldawg” Clinton by 8-points, 44% to 36%, a noticeable improvement from Hilldawg’s 13-points, 48% to 35% lead back in March when (1) Bridgegate was at its height but before (2) a lackluster book tour and more negative foreign policy news took more shine off of the Obama Administration alumni pool’s resume.

In case you were wondering why Governor Christie attended the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s confab last week, the polling results suggest his issues may partially cultural/regional; Paul (KY), Ryan (WI) and Huckabee (AR) all perform slightly stronger against the leading Democrat. Only Jeb Bush performs worse.

 

Hillary’s Choice: Book Tour or Poverty Tour?

By Teri Adams | Independence Hall Tea Party Association

Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State

Instead of a nationwide “book tour” promoting her latest autobiographical work, Hard Choices—for which she has received a $14 million advance—we suggest Hillary Clinton embark on a “poverty tour” to learn what it really means to be “dead broke” and poor.

Mrs. Clinton should begin the “poverty tour” by scheduling visits to the poor neighborhoods of North Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, and South Philadelphia rather than “book tour” stops such as the Free Library of Philadelphia.

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Christie Refines 2016 Stump in TN

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Governor Chris Christie wasn’t in Tennessee at the end of last week solely to raise money for an RGA candidate and crash bachelorette parties, Save Jerseyans; he’s still refining his 2016 stump speech…

Christie and Martinez: “Who Knows?”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

He’s in Tennessee today, Save Jerseyans, but on Thursday, Governor Chris Christie stumped for New Mexico’s Susana Martinez, a leader who campaigned for Christie last fall but who many now think could make a top-notch vice presidential candidate in 2016. Christie naturally wouldn’t comment other than to offer a noncommittal verbal shrug:

Poll: Christie/Bush/Paul Running Behind

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Pollster John Zogby hasn’t fully recovered his reputation since the 2004 exit polling predicting a Kerry landslide that never mercifully never materialized, Save Jerseyans, but his most recent 2016-related survey is attracting attention from political junkies.

Why? Because ominous news for Republicans is always interesting to opinion drivers, and the results of his Zogby Analytics poll reveal a double-edged sword for 2016′s most-discussed GOP contenders: a front runner Democrat (Hillary Clinton) under 50% despite nearly universal name recognition BUT support for Republican alternatives mired in the 30-something range…

Will we wake up on a cold day in January 2017 and wonder for what does it profit a man to gain the U.S. Senate and forfeit the White House to a Clinton?

Zogby says it’s a demographic problem: 

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Christie Takes On Fortress America

By Joshua Sotomayor-Einstein | The Save Jersey Blog

Photo credit: Fox News

Photo credit: Fox News

On Sunday evening, I had the pleasure of attending the “Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala” in New York hosted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. You may remember Rabbi Shmuley from radio, TV, his many provocative books, or our Save Jersey interview with him during his 2012 congressional run. The gala was attended by 700 people, of which five tickets were kindly given by Rabbi Shmuley to the Hudson County Republican Club who invited me to attend.

The event was watched by the Republican political world because of the presence of Governors Christie and Perry, and co-host (former Gingrich backer and casino billionaire) Sheldon Adelson.

Governor Christie’s speech, in which he criticized the current American leadership for failed policies at home and abroad, tied domestic policies which have led to uncertainty with similarly resulting foreign policy. That Christie’s address at a primarily Jewish forum more accustomed to hearing about Israel, Islamic extremism, and making the world a better place, included domestic issues was as unusual as it was important.

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In NJ, Carson Speculation Rises

Ben Carson (left) with state Senator Joe Pennacchio (right).

Ben Carson (left) with state Senator Joe Pennacchio (right).

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Dr. Benjamin Carson stole the show at Friday night’s annual New Jersey Right to Life banquet in New Brunswick, Save Jerseyans, in a packed Hyatt Regency ball room of activities, donors and legislators, too.

The timing couldn’t have been better for attendees; only one day prior to the event, Dr. Carson told the Weekly Standard that he’s seriously considering a 2016 presidential run.

“She just kept clinging to my hand and said, ‘You have to run. You have to run,’” Carson told veteran conservative commentator and journalist Fred Barnes. “And so many people tell me that, and so I think I’m starting to hear something.”

The renowned surgeon’s pro-life credentials are considered rock solid. Any opposition is likely to come from Second Amendment advocates after Dr. Carson declared back in March 2013 that the right to own semi-automatic weapons “depends on where you live.”

Rooney: Christie “Certainly Better” Than Obama for Israel

By Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

Governor Christie receives a security briefing at the Golan Heights (April 2012)

Governor Christie receives a security briefing at the Golan Heights (April 2012)

Regular readers know our Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney and our other Save Jersey contributors are regularly called upon to comment on New Jersey political stories for the local, state and national media.

Over the weekend, Matt spoke to Dmitriy Shapiro of JNS.org/Washington Jewish Week about Governor Christie’s record on issues concerning Jewish Americans in the context of the 2016 GOP primary:

Another instance that Christie’s critics raise as evidence of what they call questionable foreign policy views is his 2011 appointment of Sohail Mohammed to a state Superior Court judgeship. Mohammed, who was also an attorney in the Qatanani trial, made his name representing many of the most violent Muslim defendants after 9/11, argued Matt Rooney, an attorney and editor-in-chief of conservative news blog SaveJersey.com.

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