Shock: Scummy Dealings In The NJ Legislature

I know, I know, I should have made sure y’all were sitting down before posting such breaking news. I humbly apologize, Dear Readers, but when I found out the latest proposal from those enlightened Legislators that we have in Trenton, men who feel the very Wisdom of Solomon coursing through their veins, well, perhaps you can forgive me my excess

Assemblyman John McKeon (D-West Orange) today announced legislation meant to keep both U.S. Senate seats in Democratic hands in the event of a vacancy.

McKeon’s measure would give the governor 30 days to appoint someone from the same political party as the senator who, for one reason or another, is unable to complete his or her term. It would also do away with the governor’s option to call a quick special election.

Last time I checked we voted for individuals for elected offices, not Parties.

This is yet another example of how corrupt our process has become, especially the two Parties. They don’t care about issues; they only care about keeping themselves in power. They will continue to do everything they can to ensure that the deck is stacked against anyone who tries to challenge them.

And I give our incoming Governor credit in calling him on it

“It’s garbage. It’s political lying,” said Christie during an eventful press conference in which he also rallied against pensions for non-government employees and the appointment of Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Joseph Spicuzzo to a seat on the Sports and Exposition Authority. “There are no niceties to be put around this. This is a political power play by the party that’s losing power, and it’s wrong.”

Damn straight.

One Response to “Shock: Scummy Dealings In The NJ Legislature”

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    Hey. That’s pretty much how Lautenberg got in the last time, remember? The only difference being that the state Supreme Court took its marching orders from the machine, and now the machine(s) are trying the same crap with Christie.

    Prediction: Christie loses and things get really, really ugly in Trenton until Christie blinks at our political mafia’s never-retreat tactics.

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