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Conservative Picks for the New Jersey Primary

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New Jersey was just as bad as one would think. They do not send a single Conservative to Congress. You’d think Conservatism would have made advances under a Republican governor, but, alas, Chris Christie was too busy making advances on the Golden Corral. That being said, there’s nowhere to go but up.

Best Picks: Brian Goldberg, Steve Lonegan, Raafat Barsoom
Worst Picks: Lindsay Brown, Leonard Lance, Martin Hewitt
Best Race: District 5, US Senate
Worst Race: District 7

US Senate

Looking to take Bob Menendez’s seat are two Republicans, Brian Goldberg and Bob Hugin. This race isn’t getting a whole lot of attention among Conservatives, and perhaps because Menendez is a heavy favorite. Still this race is a classic Conservative vs Establishment showdown. Bob Hugin isn’t even running as a Conservative. He isn’t even running as fiscally responsible. By his own campaign platform, he seems like the candidate that would seek crony policies for his backers.

There’s nothing on Hugin’s website to dispute Goldberg’s claims. Hugins is running a campaign that gives in to the Democrats. What’s the point in voting for him? Goldberg is running to the right and is strong on life and Supreme Court appointments, a Senator’s function as opposed to creating jobs.

Conservative Pick: Brian Goldberg

District 1

Paul Dilks is the only Republican in this race.

District 2

Four Republicans are running. The strongest of which seems to be Hirsh Singh. After failing to win last years primary for governor, Singh is back for District 2. His website doesn’t list his platform, but his Twitter is full of Ted Cruz retweets. When running for governor, he emphasized school choice and also supported marijuana legalization. He’s strong on guns. He also seems to have all the endorsements signifficant or otherwise. In 2013, Seth Grossman, primaried Chris Christie. Of course he failed, but he seemed to campaign on genuine local issues. Now, he’s campaigning on Trump, immigration, Obamacare, and something about self defense but not the 2nd Amendment. There’s no indication he would cut spending. Next is Sam Fiocchi. He was a former legislator voted out. Fiocchi also has an emphasis on Obamacare repeal. He’s a step up from Grossman but still no emphasis on spending cuts.

Conservative Pick: Hirsh Singh

District 3

Tom MacArthur is a major RINO. He is unchallenged.

District 4

RINO Chris Smith is unopposed.

District 5

This is a winnable House seat for Republicans seeing that Trump won the district. After failing against Tom MacArthur, Steve Lonegan is back in District 3 this time to be the lone NJ Conservative in Congress. He has the backing of major Conservatives such as Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mark Levin, and Tea Party affiliates. Opposing him is John McCann who is campaigning on how he brownnosed Trump during in 2016 when Lonegan was a Cruz supporter. We’ve seen how Conservative Trump sycophants fail to be.

Conservative Pick: Steve Lonegan

District 6

Rich Pezzullo is unopposed.

District 7

New Jersey is so blue even a staunch leftist is running as a Republican to oust RINO Leonard Lance. Her name is Lindsay Brown. She supports single payer healthcare. The last hope in the District is Raafat Barsoom. Barsoom has an interesting perspective as a Christian born in Egypt. He is a Conservative and the only good option.

Conservative Pick: Raafat Barsoom

District 8

John Muniz is running unopposed.

District 9

Eric Fisher is running unopposed.

District 10

Agna Khan is running unopposed.

District 11

Democrats are going to want this vacated red seat. Four Republicans are running. Martin Hewitt is a clear RINO. Jay Webber is skilled campaigner. Furthermore he has an decent record in the NJ General Assembly. He’s the frontrunner if there is one and has the best chance at holding the District.

Conservative Pick: Jay Webber

District 12

Daryl Kipnis is unopposed.

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When Joe Biden first ran for president, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hadn’t been born

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When Joe Biden first ran for President Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hadnt been born

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was born in October, 1989, well into George H.W. Bush’s term in the White House. Had then-Senator Joe Biden had his way, he would have been sitting in the Oval Office around the time the young Congresswoman was born.

Biden’s first run for president wasn’t much of a run. He had plagiarized components of speeches made by Neil Kinnock, leader of the British Labour Party. What made it worse is that he even mimicked personal details of Kinnock’s speeches that talked about family, something that drew ridicule and condemnation as it seemed likely he fabricated aspects of his life to match that of Kinnock.

But that’s not going to be the issue for Biden in 2020. His real problem is his label as a moderate without any leftist-favored intersections of race, gender, or sexual preference. This isn’t the time in history for a Democrat to win the nomination by relying on the Establishment wing of the party. Many Democrats still blame the DNC for supporting Hillary Clinton as the reason Donald Trump is President today. Had they backed the favorite Democratic-Socialist of 2016, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), his supporters believe he would have been able to defeat Trump. We’ll never know, but that won’t change the challenge Biden has with his reputation of being in the murky middle.

As Rush Limbaugh pointed out, Biden may be the best chance the Democrats have of defeating Trump, but he doesn’t really stand a chance in the primaries. This may be true despite his frontrunner status. Since most of the candidates are pushing further and further to the left with their radical policy proposals, whichever one emerges as the last hyper-leftist radical progressive standing will draw in the support from the others with very limited upside for Biden once the radicals start falling off.

No matter which way you cut it, Biden is going to have to lurch to the left to try to suspend disbelief among the primary voters who want to see more Justice Democrats and fewer Establishment Democrats in office. Biden may have too much history as a moderate to suddenly paint himself as a progressive, but that won’t stop him from trying.

Will age and a long history of White House ambitions harm Joe’s chances? Absolutely. The New (Justice) Democratic Party of AOC doesn’t want an old white guy representing them. They will do whatever they can to make him leave the race.

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Why full-blown #NeverTrumpers on the right are wrong to embrace Democrats

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Why full-blown NeverTrumpers on the right are wrong to embrace Democrats

In 2016, I supported Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the GOP nomination. I supported him all the way through to the Republican National Convention and was among those holding out for the tiniest possibility that he could somehow be gifted the nomination by a magical “conscience” vote. When it didn’t happen, I skulked off knowing candidate Trump would bring about challenges for the nation if he won. But…

… and this is a big but…

… there was absolutely no scenario that would have made me wish for, cheer on, or vote for Hillary Clinton.

She was bad. This new batch of Democrats running for the White House are even worse.

I am no longer a Republican. I had high hopes for a third party I co-founded, but it went in a different direction from where I initially wanted to take it, so now I’m officially an Independent. But one thing hasn’t changed. There is still absolutely no scenario in which I could support socialism-loving, pro-abortion, anti-gun, big government preaching Democrats. Even the “moderates” in the race are lurching to the left. If Joe Biden ends up winning the nomination as the only semi-rational Democrat (almost) in the race, I still couldn’t support him.

Today, there are still plenty of things President Trump does that discourage me. His bump-stock ban opened Panora’s Box for future gun confiscations and his administration’s push for Red Flag Gun Laws is only Constitutional if you eliminate the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments. I am often struck with hope that deals are in the works to finally end his destructive tariffs, but there’s always a roadblock. As North Korean dictator Kim Jong un visits Russia’s Vladimir Putin, I’m reminded of the debacle we witness as the “negotiations” to end their nuclear program were completely botched.

But here’s the thing. He’s our President. From the beginning of his administration, I’ve consistently said I’d praise him when he does right and I’d criticize him when he does wrong. This type of intellectual honesty is not present in either the #AlwaysTrump camp nor the #NeverTrump camp. Just yesterday, I Tweeted agreement with three out of four points Charlie Kirk made about the President’s successes. By mentioning there wasn’t really a North Korean deal in sight and it should’t be considered a victory, I was summarily attacked for being a “pearl clutching” Democrat or something like that.

The same happens when I praise the President, only much worse. I won’t even mention the things that are sent to me on social media, through direct messages, and via email. Many of the folks who followed me when I supported Cruz are terribly offended by my support for the border wall, for example. They tend to forget that Cruz supports the wall as well as the fact that we desperately need it. To many #NeverTrumpers, any praise for actions the President does, even if they’re conservative, is a betrayal to the credo of “orange man bad.”

I wish the President would let someone read his Tweets just to prevent him from embarrassing himself. I wish he’d alert his staff of policy changes instead of making them react to Tweets. I wish he’d stop talking about how great he is all the time. I wish he could be a statesman instead of a strongman. But as our President, he has my support. As someone who has reversed many of the evils from the previous administrations, he has my praise. As a President who is willing to acknowledge Israel as a sovereign nation and our ally, he has my pleasantly surprised smile.

One does not have to gush over the President to be a supporter. One does not have to hate everything he does to be critical. It’s preferable to look at each individual action and determine if it’s good for America or not. That level of intellectual honesty is sorely needed right now, but instead it is conspicuously absent. We are polarized. Either Trump is evil or Trump is godlike depending on which tribe you’ve sworn your allegiance to. Personally, my allegiance is to my God, my family, and my country, and I am fully capable of molding my support or not for individual policies, choices, or words based upon these three criteria.

Sometimes I’m asked how I can be a Christian and support a man who is clearly not. I look to Daniel, Joseph, and others for guidance in situations like that, but I also remember Romans 13:1:

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

I do not have to support the President’s adulterous affections or misogynist statements in order to support many of his policies. But perhaps most importantly I cannot justify supporting the existential threat of socialism just because I object to our leader’s personal sins. I wouldn’t leave my wife alone with him, but that doesn’t mean I’m opposed to his desire to end visa overstays.

Then, there’s the issue of abortion. Can a Christian say, “Trump is too sinful to support” and then support a pro-abortion Democrat as a result?

Lastly, there’s the challenge of pushing the conservative philosophy, an act that superseding my personal feelings about President Trump. He is malleable. We’ve seen this time and time again, especially when he’s been on the verge of shifting to the left on important issues. Those who incessantly oppose him cannot help sway him towards the right side of an issue. If they’re attacking him when he’s being conservative, their attacks on him when he’s being progressive are meaningless.

It’s time for #NeverTrumpers to ask themselves if we’re really better off with someone they like better even if that person is a pro-abortion, anti-gun, socialism-loving Democrat. The right answer is obviously “no.”

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Kamala Harris really, really, really wants to have conversations

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Kamala Harris really really really wants to have conversations

Politicians are trained on how to be non-committal, especially when their perspective on a particular issue may not be popular to the people they’re trying to reach. Democratic candidates for president are stuck in a non-committal Catch-22 with many of their policies because on one hand, they need to appear to be the most progressive player on the field in order to win the Democratic nomination, while on the other hand they mustn’t paint themselves into a hyper-leftist radical bubble that will be hard to back out of during the general election.

Some candidates choose to be aggressive with their radical natures, doubling- and tripling-down on their leftist lunacies. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is taking the opposite approach in many ways, trying desperately to appeal to primary voting radicals while still making herself viable for the general election. How can she do this? By promising to have conversations.

Lots and lots of conversations.

The GOP released a short video clowning her for her unwillingness to answer questions directly. She has mastered the art of deferring questions by using the full-blown non-committal response of, “Let’s have that conversation.”

Kudos to the GOP for this video and to GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel for Tweeting it. This is the type of silliness the GOP will need to expose in the Democratic candidates if they want to coast to victory in 2020.

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