By Bill Spadea
This post originally appeared at NJ 101.5
For the past few weeks, we’ve been following the saga of the Democratic machine infighting starring George Norcross’ puppet, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Norcross antagonist Governor Phil Murphy. None of the players have the best interest of New Jerseyans in mind.
Sweeney is desperate to hold onto the fake power that George Norcross bought for him, Murphy wants to be a national player, either hoping for a Democratic win in 2020 that will get him out of NJ or even make him a credible candidate for the radical left in 2024. Norcross for his part, being the actual power behind the throne, at least in the legislature, just wants more money.
The greedy insider has benefited from hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks with very little in the way of any real accountability. It got so bad that Murphy shut down the gravy train and that sparked an all-out war among the Left. Norcross is a connected insider who pulls the strings on more than one political leader and most people in Trenton know it. Even failed presidential candidate and scandal plagued Chris Christie was in on it, giving out hundreds of millions to Norcross’ connected firms.