Another bad hire rocks Team Murphy. Why isn’t the Governor being held to account?

By Matt Rooney

While Leftist groups continue to hyperventilate over racist Trump supporters (mostly imagined), Save Jerseyans, the Democrat Administration of Governor Phil Murphy continues to confirm its reputation as a den of thieves, corrupt actors, and its fair share of bigots, too.

Late Tuesday, Jeffrey Dye (president of the Passaic NAACP and a $56,088 salaried employee in the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development) was fired after New Jersey Globe reported on his anti-Semitic and anti-Hispanic social media commentary. An isolated incident? Unfortunately, the evidence suggests otherwise, and the rot goes deeper than even the Democrat Party’s increasingly prevalent anti-Semitism streak.

Last October, Murphy aide Noemi Velazquez was suspended for ten (10) days, without pay, and ordered to go through sensitivity training after Save Jersey reported her anti-evangelical Facebook posts

The “hiring problems” (as they’ve been described by the Media) extend beyond naked bigotry.

We all remember the Katie Brennan/Al Alvarez debacle. Then there’s the ex-public official who was hired into state government AFTER being jailed for taking bribes. And the guy who was involved in a Bermuda bank account probe. Not to be outdone, Murphy’s SDA was a patronage pit; 30 employees were just terminated, 27 of whom were hired by the organization former CEO who stood accused of moving out experienced veteran employees to make room for friends and relatives.

It goes on, and on, and on. Barely a month goes buy without a new incident.

As many personnel stutter steps as the Trump Administration had in its early days, the Murphy Administration is making the Trump White House seem unassailably stable and buttoned-up by comparison.

Why isn’t Murphy being roasted by editorial boards on a daily basis for his poor judgment?

Why aren’t Vox/Huffpo reporters and MSNBC personalities camped out on the State House lawn? Demanding answers?

Why aren’t liberal groups flooding Murphy’s appearances demanding that the Governor answer for his bad actor employees?

Why isn’t the behavior of Murphy’s employees considered a reflection of the man who hired all of them?

You know why. In 2019, being Democrat is worth a helluva lot more than being innocent in the media-dominated court of public opinion. That’s the takeaway lesson here. 


MATT ROONEY is Save Jersey’s Founder and Blogger-in-Chief and a nationally-noted and respected New Jersey political commentator. When he’s not on-line, radio or television advocating for conservative reform and challenging N.J. power-brokers, Matt is a practicing attorney at the law firm of DeMichele & DeMichele in Haddon Heights (Camden County).