Wednesday, June 30, 2010

And this clown wants a balanced budget amendment?

At the first formal press conference of his campaign, Jon Runyan — the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 3rd District — outlined an eight-point plan to cut taxes.

“I really think (the thing) that a lot of people in this country, let alone the state of New Jersey and the 3rd District, have in common is we’re paying entirely too many taxes," Runyan said.

That's because, unlike Runyan, they don't have 40 acres and a mule to give them a farmland tax break.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lonegan gives GOP last rites

Steve Lonegan singled out his staunchest ally from last year to voice his displeasure upon hearing that Senator Mike Doherty voted in favor of Chris Christie's $29.4 billion budget and supplemental bills, despite Lonegan's opposition.

"I'm very disappointed," Lonegan told "I guess the Republican Party is dead in New Jersey."

If the Republican Party is dead, does that make Chris Christie a Zombie?

Jon Runyan's Contract on America

Republican congressional candidate Jon Runyan seems to be tearing a page out of the Contract With America, a 1994 campaign document that helped Republicans gain control of Congress for the first time in 40 years.

Since the June 8 primary the former Eagles tackle has called for term limits and a balanced budget. Both were part of the 1994 campaign and both eventually failed.

Chris Russell, Runyan's campaign consultant, said Runyan was reacting to voter frustration, not simply reaching back to the GOP's glory days.

"People feel powerless. They go to the polls and vote on Election Day and feel like whoever they put in, nothing changes," Russell said.

Republicans like Runyan proved that in 1994.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lonegan takes a bite out of Rush Limbaugh

In an opinion piece for the Bergen Record, Steve Lonegan had some rather unkind things to say about Chris Christie and even threw a few verbal barbs at the "Big Kahuna" himself, Rush Limbaugh. According to the Bilious Blowhard from Bogota, "Rush Limbaugh is singing the praises of Governor Christie’s budget. National pundits talk of “spending cuts.” Some enthusiasts have gone as far as starting a “Christie for President” chant. So many words. But as the big government spin machine rolls on, what is really happening? Sweep away the bluster and the attitude, and behind it all is the largest property tax hike New Jersey has ever seen."

Later in the essay Lonegan goes on to say, "At a time when our nation is struggling to recover from a recession, this budget drives a dagger into our economic recovery. I wonder if Rush Limbaugh supports such policies?"

Aside from the usual assortment of rightwing whackjobs, I wonder if anyone cares.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Steve Lonegan looking for Christie's scalp

Steve Lonegan put on his war paint and is beating the tom-toms over the budget deal between Governor Christie and Democratic legislative leaders. In a statement posted on his website the Bilious Blowhard from Bogota asserts, "Contrary to the narrative being permeated in the media and the right-wing blogosphere, Governor Christie's budget grows state government by 6% and expands the welfare state while pilfering $2.56B from New Jersey taxpayers in the way of state aid."

"Rightwing blogosphere"? He sounds like the Madam of a brothel calling her competitor a whore.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Klan rally in South Jersey without the sheets

A group of wingnuts calling themselves Greenwich Tea Party Patriots of South Jersey held their first-ever Let Freedom Ring rally at the Salem County Fairgrounds. Speakers included Joey Vento, owner of Geno’s Steaks in Philadelphia, health care consultant and former Assembly candidate Dr. Bob Villare, National and State Tea Party Leader Michael Johns of Deptford and State Director of Americans for Prosperity and former gubernatorial candidate Steve Lonegan.

“Because there’s one constant here that’s absolutely, always true,” suggested speaker Mychal Massie to a sea of red, white and blue. “The laws of Physics, and the laws of science say, ‘It must swing back to right.’”

If these clowns have their way the country will swing so far back to the right they'll have to change the national anthem from "Star-Spangled Banner" to "Dixie".

Friday, June 18, 2010

What this country needs is a good five-cent cigar and a balanced budget amendment

GOP congressional candidate Jon Runyan announced his support for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, and proposed requiring a two-third supermajority of both the House and Senate to pass any tax increase and "a 'Red Ink Taskforce' that would be charged with a thorough review of all federal spending."

“The excessive spending by career politicians in Washington has reached an unsustainable level,” said Runyan.

What's unsustainable is the excessive rhetoric from career politician wannabees.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

This is a surprise; Ocean County Freeloaders appoint another freeloader

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeloaders announced that Carl W. Block has decided to forfeit his elected position of Ocean County clerk to take a three-year appointment as county administrator. All five freeloaders voted to appoint Block to the post.

Block stated, "It's a new set of challenges, and I'm looking forward to taking them up."

Along with his paycheck of $149,500 per year as administrator, 30 percent more than his $115,000 salary as clerk.

"Out of politics"? Will Tiger Woods give up sex?

Ocean County Clerk Carl W. Block has been appointed as the next county administrator in a surprise move and will resign his elected office, succeeding Alan W. Avery, who has decided to retire. The appointment is for three years, and Block, who had been mulling a run in 2012 to recapture the Stafford mayor's post, has agreed not to pursue a political career during his term. In a stunning defeat last year, Block lost re-election as mayor after 26 years in office.

"I will be out of politics,'' Block said in public remarks after accepting the position.

That will be like Chris Christie swearing off cannolis.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Does Jon Runyan need a witch doctor?

Chris Russell, campaign spokesman for GOP congressional candidate Jon Runyan, is complaining about Congressman John Adler's demand for a series of debates. "If they're going to try to do voodoo on everybody to win this race, it's not going to work," he said.

Considering Runyan's weak performance in the primary maybe he should try a little voodoo.

Steve Lonegan and his rent-a-mob go to Trenton

Americans for Prosperity State Director Steve Lonegan and his rent-a-tea party mob showed up at a State Senate hearing on a resolution to oppose New Jersey's participation in a lawsuit to overturn the federal health care reform law. "It's kind of hypocritical that the same state Senate that relies too much on Supreme Court validation in our state does not want to have it on a federal level," said Lonegan.

And no one knows more about hypocrisy than Steve Lonegan.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Runyan pledges he'll retire after he's elected

On the day after he won the GOP primary for Congress in the third district , Jon Runyan announced his pledge that, if elected, he would not serve longer than eight years. “I think the biggest problem in Washington is people are not worried about fixing problems, they’re worried about getting re-elected,” he said.

How would he know? The only time he ever spent in Washington was getting smacked on his rear end by the Washington Redskins.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Jon Runyan on term limits and "original intent"

GOP candidate Jon Runyan began his general election campaign for Congress with a promise he had first made during the primary: not to serve more than eight years or four terms in the House of Representatives if elected in November.

"When our forefathers founded this great country, they never intended to have career politicians running our federal government," Runyan said in a prepared statement.

He must have read that little tidbit in his pocket constitution.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Lonegan annoints a TNut to take on Rothman

Steve Lonegan announced his endorsement of John Aslanian, the Tea Party Republican running for Congress against Steve Rothman. “John Aslanian shares my conservative values, is solidly pro-Life and will fight Cap and Trade and the entire left-wing Obama Agenda,” Lonegan said in a statement released by the Aslanian campaign. Lonegan points out the importance of Republicans running a strong candidate who is ready to run the kind of campaign needed to win. “John is the only candidate running who is taking this race seriously," said Lonegan.

The real question is whether anyone besides Lonegan takes this clown seriously.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

GOP county bosses buying Pampers, just in case

Burlington County GOP Chairman Bill Layton said people should not get too excited by the prospect of an upset - or even a contest, in the third district GOP congressional primary between establishment-backed Jon Runyan and tea party favorite Justin Murphy. Layton said Murphy has done his best to rile up the anti-organization crowd in Burlington and Ocean, where the bulk of 3rd District Republican votes are concentrated.

"The Tea Party movement is good and fine, but it's not enough in a primary where organizations and lines are everything," Layton said. "I understand the environment. Look, if you're an incumbent right now, you should be scared. If you're in elected office, you should be wearing a diaper."

Given how Runyan has performed so far, if anyone is wearing diapers these days it's Bill Layton and Ocean County GOP boss George Gilmore.

Lonegan endorses a loser (so what else is new?)

Steve Lonegan likes 6th district tea party candidate Anna Little to defeat her establishment-backed rival Diane Gooch in the primary. "I'm sure Diane Gooch is a very nice person, but Anna Little's experience as a mayor and lawyer set her apart," Lonegan said. "She was just phenomenal at our question and answer session. She answered every question and took a principled stand on everything from abortion to illegal immigration. I happen to be partial to mayors and freeholders who run off the line. I did it."

And lost. Badly.

Peasants with pitchforks and TNuts with bats

Steve Lonegan showed up recently at a rally to support 6th district tea party candidate Anna Little in her quest for the GOP nomination in the primary and begged the crowd for more money to support her campaign.

"This is a campaign of pitchforks and bats," says another Little supporter, who returns repeatedly to the microphone to make another last week plug for the longshot mayor of Highlands.

Are they trying to win an election or storm the Bastille?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

TNuts decide 80% of the primary (make sense?)

Three clowns want the nomination to challenge Democratic Rep. Steve Rothman, and they all spent more than two hours in a Knights of Columbus hall in Teaneck trying to convince a coalition of TNuts they had the right stuff.

"This is a decisive night," candidate Sergey Shevchuk of Fair Lawn said before the forum with about 125 people. "To a degree, this will 80 percent decide the outcome of the primary election, because these are independent people who want to choose the candidate with the full package."

80 percent? I doubt this bozo gets 8% in the primary. He may be a "full package" but he's playing with less than a full deck.