Articles by Matt Rooney

ROONEY RANTS: Don’t expect Guadagno to get a ‘gender pass’ from New Jersey’s leftist elites

The Star-Ledger‘s opinion page is about as relevant in 2017 as bathroom stall graffiti, Save Jerseyans, but if you subjected yourself to torture last weekend notwithstanding the risk to your mental health, you might’ve noticed the commentary of Brigid Callahan Harrison, a professor of political science and law at Montclair State University. She’s one of these […]

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LUNA: Georgia 6th’s Result is Great News for MacArthur

Last night’s major Republican victories in South Carolina and Georgia came as unambiguous good news for a mainstream media-besieged Trump-era Republican Party, Save Jerseyans. Our good friend and NJGOP operative rockstar Frank Luna, District Chief of Staff to Rep. Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03), says the Georgia result is particularly promising for his boss. “Make no mistake, Democrats […]

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Down in GA-6, Handel outperforming Trump (!) in win over Ossoff

I can hear the weeping and rending of garments all the way up here in New Jersey, folks! Republican Karen Handel is the victor in tonight’s Georgia 6th congressional district special contest, Save Jerseyans, a highly-targeted, ad-drenched, nationally-hyped race billed by national Democrats and far-left agitators as a referendum on President Donald Trump. They pinned […]

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FACT CHECK: Democrats Scheme to Leave New Jersey’s Special Needs Children in the Lurch

Sweeney and Prieto’s $171 million school funding concord unveiled earlier this week represents an attempt at achieving peace between warring Democrat political factions, Save Jerseyans. Sweeney’s faction is challenging Prieto for the speakership. The NJEA is throwing mud at Sweeney. Somehow, the Senate President and Speaker hope, agreement will breed peace heading into the November election […]

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DENIAL: Phil Murphy (who compared Trump to Hitler) wants to blame the Constitution for Scalise’s shooting

A disdain for the doctrine of personal responsibility lies at the heart of the modern Leftist worldview, Save Jerseyans. It comes from the top. Check out what N.J. gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs) had to say after yesterday’s dramatic events in Alexandria, Virginia: — So it’s the Second Amendment‘s fault that a Bernie Sanders […]

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This #Resist Nonsense Needs to End. Now. Before It’s Too Late for America’s Politics.

Met my parents at a local N.J. diner last night, Save Jerseyans. We tried to enjoy our meal, and we succeeded for the most part, but a woman in the next booth over was positively unhinged in her criticism of POTUS and couldn’t be quiet about it. Ranting, raving… everything except for the foam coming […]

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30 Years Ago Today: “Tear Down This Wall!”

It’s sad for more than one reason to see Europe surrender its future to murderous, Islamist barbarians, Save Jerseyans.  30 years ago? Today? Ronald Reagan visited West Berlin and, standing in front of the infamous Berlin Wall, declared “There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the […]

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Booker Authors Twitter Legal Novella (!) Accusing Trump of Obstruction of Justice. Here’s Why He’s Wrong.

Cory Booker (D-Twitter) apparently believes that tweeting, shoveling snow and rescuing cats stuck in trees qualifies him to opine on criminal matters; more so, perhaps, than Alan Dershowitz? Check out this legal NOVELLA (!) he unloaded on Twitter shortly after the Comey hearing wrapped up: The takeaway from #ComeyHearings today –> former FBI Director established […]

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Fulop plays judge (and jury) after release of controversial Jersey City police video

Should the Mayor of Jersey City, or any city, demand the heads of police officers while an investigation is still ongoing? Is that appropriate? Is it helpful? Steven Fulop (D) clearly believes it’s politically expedient; here’s what the almost gubernatorial candidate tweeted after video surfaced of an alleged bystander being “beaten” by police officers subsequent to a […]

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10 Hypothetical Guadagno Running Mates

It’s time for the Lieutenant Governor to pick a potential future lieutenant governor as her running mate. Some possibilities? Here are just a handful of the names currently in circulation. This is not an exhaustive list, and the names provided are offered in no particular order so ignore the numbering and don’t call/email/text/message me to complain […]

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#NJPRIMARY RECAP: Missing Republicans, Christie’s “3rd Term” and the Winnable Quest to Erase a 25-Point Deficit

“A vote for Kim Guadagno is a vote for a third term for Chris Christie,” the DGA’s new attack site screamed on the morning after. Here we go, folks… ChristiesThirdTerm.com, a product of the DGA, was primed to launch before last night’s expected victory in the Republican Primary, but it’s nothing that the LG’s GOP […]

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Phil Murphy says he’ll protect N.J. from Trump. Who will protect us from Phil?

It’s closing argument time, Save Jerseyans, and Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs) is heavily favored to lock up his party’s nomination on Tuesday, months after Democrat bosses and special interest groups sidelined Stephen Sweeney and made it a fait accompli. Murphy’s closing argument? Fueled by oodles of dough spent to swat down “progressive” challengers attacking from his left flank? He’s […]

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Trump Will Host Bedminster Fundraiser for MacArthur

President Donald Trump hasn’t done much fundraising for House candidates. On June 11th, he’ll host a fundraiser for Rep. Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) at the President’s Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. Requested donations start at $5,400 per couple according to the invitation obtained by Save Jersey. MacArthur has been one of the AHCA’s most dogged advocates and […]

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FRIDAY FUN: Carlin Dishes on ‘Global Warming’ and Environmentalist Arrogance

It’s been a looong week of shrill climate change hysteria, Save Jerseyans. Enough. Enjoy a little hard-hitting comedy on this beautiful first weekend of June 2017 from the late, great George Carlin which is as funny as it is on-point: ___

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Big Labor Throws Bigger Money Behind Gas Tax Candidates in LD24 & 26

Remember that famous parking garage scene from All the President’s Men (1976), Save Jerseyans? “Just… follow… the money…“ Here’s an entry from today’s POLITICO‘s New Jersey Playbook by Matt Friedman (which you need to start following if you’re not already): DOGS AND CATS TOGETHER – “Labor PAC spends big in GOP primaries to aid incumbents […]

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June 6th isn’t really about November (and other pre-#njprimary observations)

Save Jersey won’t be issuing a formal endorsement in next week’s Republican gubernatorial primary. Regular readers can already guess the reason why (besides the fact that we ordinarily don’t). In my experience, campaign endorsements solidify predetermined positions and prejudices to the extent they matter at all. The “mattering” part is questionable. Can you remember the last […]

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