Articles by Matt Rooney

SATURDAY: @SaveJersey Heads to Battleground LD1

Operation Save the State House is officially underway, Save Jerseyans. We’ll be making some campaign headquarters stops over the next few weeks. This is a participatory project: our goal is to draw your attention to races where you can pitch in to make a difference for your home state. Granted, Republican control of the State […]

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Obama Should Trade Joe Biden for Brian Stack

Back in 2008 when Barack Obama first tapped Joe Biden for the VP slot, the talking heads couldn’t get over the level of fopo “gravitas” that Delaware’s smallest wonder allegedly brought to the Democratic ticket. You would’ve thought he was Kissinger’s twin brother or something. How’s that working out for you now, Mr. President? I […]

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For New Jersey’s Unions, It’s a Scalp or Irrelevance on November 8th

A few legislative seats may change hands on November 8th, Save Jerseyans, but neither political party risks being labeled irrelevant on November 9th. There just aren’t enough competitive races for such a thing to happen. Thank you, Alan Rosenthal. But that’s only part of this year’s biggest story. One formerly potent political force faces the […]

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Putting the State’s Biggest Hypocrite on Notice

State Senator Loretta Weinberg has been in a Trenton for a really a long time, Save Jerseyans. Plenty long enough to perfect the art of hypocrisy. Her latest lapse of sanity takes the cake. As you know, we’ve extensively covered the Senator’s absurd, insulting, and unquestionably unconstitutional “travel notice” legislation; it’s an effort to force Governor […]

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BREAKING: Nordstrom Tops Lyon, 213 to 208, in Tight Morris GOP Convention Floor Vote

Margaret Nordstrom WILL be the Morris County GOP’s endorsed candidate this November, Save Jerseyans, but challenger William “Hank” Lyon sure put up a fight to the end. Save Jersey is the first to report that Nordstrom’s victory was announced around 9:00 pm; she prevailed by a tally of 213 to Mr. Lyon’s 208… 5 votes! A […]

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Waiting on Morris GOP Convention Results

Three months of Republican drama culminates in tonight’s convention. Things kick off at 7:00 PM, Save Jerseyans. Will 20-something upstart Hank Lyon stun the state’s political class and become the presumptive freeholder in waiting? Or will veteran pol Margaret Nordstrom hold on as the County Committee weighs in following last week’s Superior Court ruling? It’s […]

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Save the Drama for Your Mama, Morris County Republicans!

A razor thin victory margin. Improper campaign contributions. Allegations of the court system “stealing” an election. And Indian voters casting ballots in Gujarati? The good citizens of Morris County, New Jersey aren’t used to this much election drama. It’s a predictably “red” county that Alex DeCroce, Jay Webber, and other statewide GOP leaders call home. But […]

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There’s Simply No Comparison

I saw literally HUNDREDS of articles online this week bemoaning a tax credit afforded MTV’s infamously trashy Jersey Shore program by the state of New Jersey. A credit, mind you. Not a giveaway like the agenda-driven Star-Ledger erroneously claimed. Worth a paltry $420,000. In a state with a budget deficit well over $10 Billion. Where the teachers […]

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Burlco Consultant Plays Part in Historic NY-9 GOP Victory

Everyone was talking about New York this week, Save Jerseyans, as political newbie Bob Turner (R) overtook his Democrat opponent to win big in a congressional district where the Republican Party hasn’t played in decades. What most observers wouldn’t know is that a New Jersey consultant, Ed Traz of Medford (Burlington County), designed Turner’s winning direct mail pieces. […]

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Webber Still Waxing

Please join me in offering a hearty congratulations to one of this site’s earliest supporters and dearest friends, Asm. Jay Webber (R-Morris), who is now among the newest Rodel fellows at the  prestigious Aspen Institute. You can learn more about the program here. The important thing to know is that you don’t get an invite […]

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Loopy Loretta Wants to Put a Leper Bell on Governor Governor

Your favorite senile senator is at it again, Save Jerseyans According to the AP, Sen. Loretta Weinberg will introduce a bill mandating that Governor Christie notify the state legislative leadership every time he leaves New Jersey for ANY reason (public or personal business). Of course all of this is a transparent political move following a […]

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Did Michelle Obama Really Say “All This Just For the Flag” at 9/11 Ceremony?

I’m no lip reader, Save Jerseyans, but it sure looked like Michelle Obama whispered to her hubby… All this just for the Flag? Before shaking her head in a seeming display of disbelief and – dare I say, “disgust”? – during one of last week’s September 11th ceremonies. Granted, there is also a non-cynical explanation […]

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Way to Go, Holt and Pallone: Fort Monmouth Closes Today

Fort Monmouth is closing today, Save Jerseyans, after 94 years of service to its country. Some major military and civilian technologies like FM radio and radar were developed, at least in part, at this rather expansive government instillation co-hosted by the towns Tinton Falls, Eatontown and Oceanport. Today’s closure marks the end of a prolonged, […]

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Anti-Christie Star-Ledger Can’t (Or Won’t) Grasp Simple Tax Distinctions

Ignorance IS bliss, Save Jerseyans, particularly for SOME employees of a thoroughly ignorant newspaper operation that seems increasingly hell-bent on destroying/wounding/landing a punch on our sitting governor. The latest example came yesterday evening via a reporter named Jarrett Renshaw of NJ.com’s Statehouse Bureau. The angle? Mr. Renshaw’s story relates how MTV’s exceedinly-trashy Jersey Shore reality television program is […]

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Governor Christie Defines “Public Service” for Fair Lawn Teacher

Is it a pension? Is it an entitlement? Is it performed without ribbons? Does it come without tags? Can we expect young people to WANT to do it without receiving lavish packages, boxes, or bags?! Governor Christie’s answer, unsurprisingly, is that perhaps public service shouldn’t be sold in a store. Maybe… just maybe, my dear […]

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Obama Bear Hugs “Arab Spring” But Disses the “Republican Fall”

Last night’s historic Republican victory in NY-9 may have come as a surprise to some, Save Jerseyans, but not for those of us who witnessed the Christie Revolution firsthand back in 2009. American voters have been mightily ticked off for awhile now! The legitimate shock, if there is one, is reserved solely for those who disregarded […]

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