After voting “nay” on tax reform, retiring LoBiondo scraps with Murphy on Twitter

Voting AGAINST the GOP leadership/Trump-backed federal tax cut legislation didn’t spare New Jersey Republicans the wrath of their Governor-elect on Wednesday, Save Jerseyans:

One Republican Congressman who voted NAY, Frank LoBiondo (R, NJ-02), tweeted back at Murphy with choice words for the Democrat who promised $1.3 billion in tax hikes during the fall campaign:

Congressman LoBiondo’s not wrong about that first part.

But will voters be able to tell the difference?

I think there’s a lot of truth behind Monmouth University Pollster Patrick Murray‘s analysis:

Benjamin Franklin famously quipped during the American Revolution’s early days, referring to his fellow signatories of the Declaration of Independence, that “[w]e must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”

That’s good advice generally for Republicans, everywhere, who are facing challenging times ahead. It’s no longer LoBo’s problem (he’s retiring in January 2019) but others whose seats are still on the line should take heed.

When the GOP is as divided as it’s been throughout this tax debate? Refusing to stand together notwithstanding the CLEAR benefits to 95% of the U.S. taxpaying population? And rabid partisans like Phil Murphy are determined to defeat Republicans, indiscriminately?

We can’t blame understandably confused voters for assuming the worst, lumping everyone into the same bucket and falling hook, line and sinker for the Left’s narrative.