Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

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What's Up, Democrats?

I'm a Democrat. I can't remember the last time I found a Republican who deserved my vote. I'm active in local Democratic politics. But when Democrats do things that are counterproductive, they should be called out. For everyone's good. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Senators Ray Lesniak and Loretta Weinberg intend to introduce legislation that would force Christie to resign from office because he is running for president He's gone much of the time, makes decisions that benefit his own 2016 campaign. Show More Summary

Confronting Chris Christie's record: Broad viewership vs. niche audience at MSNBC

Jim Keady will be on MSNBC's The Ed Show at 5pm, as he says to discuss Chris Christie's lying this morning on MSNBC's Morning Joe. I only wish that the people brave enough to confront the Governor on the playing field of his record in New Jersey had more access to MSNBC's flagship Morning Joe, like Christie does. Show More Summary

Newark Residents Should Select Their Next Superintendent

This morning, this letter signed by 60 residents from across the state, asking the NJ State Board of Education to reject the nomination of Chris Cerf as the next Superintendent of Schools in Newark went live on several education sites. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, July 6, 2015

Woooooo hoooooo! U.S. takes the Women's World Cup in soccer, and in Delran - Rutgers and U.S. team star Carli Lloyd's hometown, jubilation. Lou Greenwald: Democracy Act makes provides necessary updates to N.J. election laws... New Jersey has seen voter participation decline to historic levels in nearly every election over the past decade. Show More Summary

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for July 4-5, 2015

This is still the best room in America, where agitators & revolutionaries plotted a country And outside it, on July 4th at Independence Hall the national marriage equality victory was celebrated at the National LGBT 50th anniversaryShow More Summary

The Pen/Ben Impasse: Suggested Solutions

So the state public employee unions and Gov. Christie are at an impasse now. The unions this year showed strength by not bending to the Pen/Ben Commission's call for extreme changes. However, the unions want a continuing and higher level of state contributions into their plan to insure its solvency. Show More Summary

ICYMI: Democalypse 2016 - 10 Pounds of St in a Five-Pound Bag (The Daily Show)

Damn. I'm going to miss Jon Stewart. So much. This clip is mostly about Christie's announcement, after a long lead-up in which he dispatches with several of the other candidates. But if you have to skip to the Christie part, start at 4:30. But really, don't. Brief ad. Just deal.

We celebrated national marriage equality last night in Mantaloking

We don't always get victories. And sometimes when we do, we're onto the next hurdle before anybody even suggests we should take a second, raise a glass and be happy together. Last night, Ray Lesniak and Salena Carroll hosted some of the veterans of the marriage equality movement in New Jersey at their beautiful waterfront home in Mantaloking. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, July 3, 2015

New Jersey wants Chris Christie to resign Monmouth Poll: Guv has abandoned ship: Only 27% of New Jerseyans say Christie would make a good president. The other big headline from the Monmouth poll: Majority of NJ voters think Christie should step down. Show More Summary

Our plummeting but still roving governor

Monmouth University's poll today indicates "69% of New Jersey respondents say he would not make a good president." When Christie was asked earlier about a similar poll, he responded "a lot of those people...want me to stay." Monmouth...Show More Summary

Scandal-plagued Gov. Christie picks up endorsement from impeached-any-minute-now Gov. LePage

Fresh off his return to glory days announcement at Livingston High School, where he once strutted the halls as both class president and a football player (but hardly knew David Wildstein), Christie picked up the GOP primary field's first endorsement from a seated governor. Show More Summary

Jim Keady Speaks Outside Chris Christie Announcement

Glad to see Jim Keady post here himself. Promoted by Rosi. Read more on If you agree, please donate to my campaign (June 30, 2015) Today Governor Christie will be announcing that he is officially running for President. In...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, June 2, 2015

It's 2017: President Christie is in the White House Who gets the credit? Proceed cautiously Q&A: Ras Baraka talks about his surprising alliance with Gov. Christie to return control of the city's schools. Climate-change report cites progress...Show More Summary

2017: President Christie is in the White House. Who Gets the Credit?

So Chris Christie is running for president. No surprise there. Chances are he will never inhabit the living quarters of the White House. But the election is a year and a half away and anything could happen. Suppose he does become our next president. Show More Summary

Chris Christie for President (short version)

Chris Christie's first ad about his Irish father and his Sicilian mother was a little long. So, this guy made a shorter version that smellss a lot more like the man than that official, glowing 2-minute piece of agitprop about the source of Christie's imagined moral compass. Shorter Christie:

DNC Wants Your Chris Christie Stories: Start at Blue Jersey if you want

Click the graphic to tell the DNC about Christie. Chances are you have an email - Ugh, Chris Christie in the subject field - from the DNC soliciting your Chris Christie stories, and your opinion of him. They want to tell the rest of America what a bad governor he is, what a bad president he'd be. Show More Summary

Our chameleon candidate for President

We know that while a candidate for governor in 2009 Christie said to union members, "The claim that any harm would come to your pension when I'm elected Governor is absolutely untrue." Over time he has changed positions on gun control, abortion, common core, immigration, Earned Income Tax Credit and much more. Show More Summary

ICYMI: Alter and Keady on Christie 2016 on The Ed Show MSNBC (Video)

Ed Schultz went to journalist Jonathan Alter (of Montclair) and Assembly candidate (LD30) Jim Keady for analysis of Christie's kickoff yesterday. Alter talked about an 'accountability effort' by those who oppose him - and journalists - to show that he's not the straight shooter he says he is. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"Telling It Like It Is" Chris Christie loses control of #TellingItLikeItIs hashtag on Twitter. Christie kicks off 2016 bid saying he's ready to 'restore America'. (video) Positions on gun control, immigration, common core, vaccines still lacking details. Show More Summary

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