Tag Archive for Chris Christie

President Arnold?

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    You read that right.  Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has begun an intense lobbying effort to change U.S. law to allow him to run for President in 2016. You have to wonder if the effort is successful, would Jon Fleischman’s man crush for the Governator come back in full bloom? From the New…

GOP Convention Day One: Sugar and Spice and Not Much Nice

Ann Romney at RNCC 8-27-2012

A day late, the GOP Convention launched with a dash of sugar (Ann Romney) and a bag of spice (every other speaker). Ann Romney painted her husband as a caring and compassionate man. Not surprising really, that was her job. Her mission was to soften the image of Mitt Romney; to paint him as something other than the corporate raider…

“The Jersey Comeback” gets the Bronx Cheer

Tonight’s GOP Convention keynoter is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a conservative many in the Republican Party had hoped would run for president instead of Mitt Romney.  Fox News and other conservative media hype Christie’s budget-cutting Jersey’s budget back to fiscal health, yet Princeton economics professor and NY Times columnist Paul Krugman shows that Christie’s…

New Jersey Legislature Passes Gay Marriage Law; Veto Expected

The New Jersey State Legislature has passed a new law legalizing Gay Marriage in the Garden State.  Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who is beloved by conservatives, is expected to veto the law preferring to put the question on a statewide ballot.  All this proves again is Republicans do not understand that rights cannot and should…

Austerity: Who’s really paying for the great recession?

OC Supervisor John Moorlach - Photo: Chris Prevatt

Austerity budgets cut at the core infrastructure costs of services provided by local governments. Such cuts weaken our infrastructure of public services ultimately causing them to break under the weight of trying to do too much with too little. Breaking government, starving the beast, is the goal of anti-government GOP elected officials like Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach, who are now focused on using the ruse of austerity as a means to that end.