By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
Steve Lonegan had been called many things during his blustery tenure in New Jersey electoral politics, Save Jerseyans, but until he backed Texas Senator Ted Cruz over Donald Trump and was tapped to serve as Cruz’s New Jersey state chairman, I’ve never seen Chris Christie‘s ’09 primary opponent referred to as… establishment.
Welcome to the Age of Trump!
Check out this excerpt from a public Tuesday exchange on Steve’s official Facebook page:
Too funny, right?
I’ve predicted this day for years: the RINO hunters would eventually go full-on French Revolution. Now that day has finally arrived as the most extreme RINO hunters – who were always faux conservatives – unite around a life-long Democrat and start going after their own former leaders. I’d be amused by it all – and enjoy the validation – if it wasn’t so damn bad for my party and, first and foremost, my country:
RINO hunters turning on other RINO hunters is a phenomenon that warrants further exploration from this blog, and it’ll get it (very soon), since what’s happening in the GOP right now between Trumpies and Cruz fans is astonishing, gruesome, counterproductive, and more reminiscent of the French Revolution than the Reagan Revolution. First the lynch mob and their New Media enablers came for the McConnells and Boehners; now they’re applying purity tests to their own! And no one operating these proverbial guillotines seems to be able to articulate how the crime of RINO-dom is defined.
Hold on to your heads, folks, for as long as you can…