Thursday, July 29, 2010

John Adler won't be coming to "tea"

Democratic Congressman John Adler has declined an invitation to meet with the West Jersey Tea Party. "Naturally, we are disappointed by the congressman not taking the opportunity to meet with our group," said Bill Haney, founder of the West Jersey Tea Party. "Our hope was that the congressman would meet with us so he would be able to enlighten us about his positions and to seek support from the group."

That would be about as useful an exercise as Lady Gaga showing up for a job interview with Pat Robertson.

The "King" gave Anna Little the boot

Anna Little, the Republican nominee challenging U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone in the 6th district, planned a press conference at the Burger King across the street from the Tastee Sub Shop where President Obama gave an afternoon talk on the economy. But white collared men in suits cleared Little and company out of the cordoned off area.

"We were moved and we were moved again," complained Little.

I guess Anna Little couldn't "have it her way" at Burger King.

Monday, July 26, 2010

At least he wasn't born in a log cabin

Peter Boyce is the Constitution Party candidate in the 2nd congressional district and claims he grew up in one of the poorest families in the Bronx, but made himself into a millionaire by the age of 30. "I grew up in the Bronx in one of the poorest families. I met a Jersey girl and moved to South Jersey when I was 20," the 61-year-old Boyce said. "I worked on a clam boat, I delivered papers in Wildwood, and then I worked in real estate. I went from being the poorest person in my neighborhood to a self-made millionaire by the time I was 30."

He must have hired Scott Rasmussen to poll every family in the Bronx about their financial status.

"Book 'em Dan-O"

The North New Jersey Tea Party Group raised the ante on the election campaign in New Jersey's 3rd District by demanding that the New Jersey State Police investigate the independent candidacy of Peter DeStefano for possible election fraud. NNJTP group leader Mark Kalinowski made his position clear in a Facebook message:

[T]he North New Jersey Tea Party Group formally calls for a state police investigation into DeStefano and his candidacy, to determine if any laws prohibiting voter fraud (or other illicit elected-related activities) were violated.

We are more than happy to discuss this situation with any law enforcement officials who care to investigate; just contact us.

It's too bad this isn't Hawaii. This would be just the sort of high-priority case that would require Steve McGarrett and his Special Investigation Unit.

Friday, July 23, 2010

TNuts take a dump on one of their own

Peter DeStefano’s 3rd Congressional District campaign under the banner of the “New Jersey Tea Party” is under attack from organized tea party groups in the district who say he is not affiliated with their organizations.

“Peter DeStefano is not, and I emphasize, not a Tea Party candidate,” West Jersey Tea Party founder William Haney said in a statement. “He is a shill for someone else, but certainly not what the Tea Party stands for.”

Unless he's a delusional psychopath, he probably isn't what the Tea Party stands for.

Monday, July 19, 2010

He's the "Man Without a Tea Party"

The West Jersey Tea Party group sent out a release putting distance between themselves and self-declared tea party congressional candidate Peter DeStefano - in the strongest possible terms.

"I have no idea who Peter DeStefano is, where he comes from or what he is all about," says the group's founder, Bill Haney. "Peter DeStefano is not, and I emphasize, not a Tea Party candidate, by any stretch. He is a shill for someone else, but certainly not what the Tea Party stands for."

Maybe he is "the most interesting man in the world". Or, at least, in the third congressional district.

Friday, July 16, 2010

An independent TNut challenges Runyan and Adler

Peter DeStefano doesn't care if his 3rd Congressional District independent Tea Party candidacy upsets RINO bosses supporting his GOP opponent Jon Runyan. "I've lost faith in the Republicans," announced DeStefano, who says he recently switched from GOP to independent.

"I despise Nancy Pelosi, she forgot about the Constitution," said DeStefano. "We have a Pelosi Democrat in Adler and a Rockefeller Republican in Runyan. Me, I'm just a regular Joe, an average guy. I frame pictures for a living. I'm the framer that's going to save the framework of the Constitution.

He probably shares the same pocket constitution Jon Runyan uses. Maybe even the same brain cell.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

APP editorial hurt Jon Runyan's feelings

GOP congressional candidate Jon Runyan's feelings were hurt when a recent editorial in the Asbury Park Press challenged his pie-in-the-sky promises to cut taxes, reduce spending and balance the budget. In a reply letter published in the APP Runyan wrote, "I believe there is a mind-boggling amount of waste and inefficiency in the federal government and plenty of places to cut."

I guess Jonny boy was too busy getting smacked on his rear-end and his head bashed in playing football to notice who was in charge in Washington up until last year when all this "waste and inefficiency" was going on.

Would you like a candidate's bad breath on the side with that greasy burger?

GOP congressional candidate Scott Sipprelle hyped a mixing with the masses “Diner Tour," which he kicked off last month and which he continues in lieu of no 12th District debate schedule.

“New Jersey’s diners are proving to be a great place to spread my message of economic renewal and political reform and to get instant feedback from an audience that is opinionated and yearning to make their voices heard,” marveled Sipprelle, who's challenging U.S. Rep. Rush Holt.

Yeah, right. The last thing I want is some sleazy politician standing over me and spreading his message while I'm trying to stuff an undercooked greasy cheeseburger into my mouth.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Jon Runyan knows "real people"

In a recent debate with Democratic Congressman John Adler, GOP candidate Jon Runyan said if he is elected he would limit himself to four, two-year terms in Congress. "I believe our forefathers did not intend for politics to be a career, much as John Adler has made it," Runyan said. "When you're there too long you become detached from real people."

I suppose he means by real people megamillionaire football players who get farmland tax breaks on their megamillion dollar estates.

Monday, July 5, 2010

TNuts rally against "evil"

New Jerseyans gathered on July 3 to attend the Morristown Tea Party’s Independence Day Rally, an event aimed at educating the public about the government’s failings. The event, held on the Morristown Green, was the second-annual Independence Day rally since the party was founded last March, event organizers said. The group is currently one of a dozen in New Jersey.

Speakers included Tom Adkins, a publisher of the blog, who flew in from Texas to attend the rally. In an impassioned and often angry speech from the flag-draped podium, Adkins berated both President Obama and former president George W. Bush, accusing them of turning the country into a welfare state, banishing God from public life, and creating an abysmal school system.

“Do you believe in evil?” Adkins asked the crowd. “That, to me, is evil.”

So what comes next, snake handlers and speaking in tongues?

Jon Runyan wants to get things straight

3rd district GOP congressional candidate Jon Runyan says he's in favor of drilling off the state's coast, as long as it can be done safely. "We have to sit down and get our regulations straight and make sure they are applied, and once that's done, I don't have a problem with it," he said.

I hope he didn't burn up too many brain cells to come up with that insightful analysis.