President Barack Obama can't bring himself to say the words "Islamic terrorism." For Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the words she can't say are "vote for Donald Trump."
But she's played fast and loose -- just like she did when it came time to tell voters where she stood on abortion. Back when she was a candidate for the Assembly in 2007, Kim Guadagno assured party leaders that she was Pro-Life. But when Chris Christie needed a Pro-Choice candidate for Lt. Governor as "balance" to his ticket, Guadagno quickly raised her hand and assured the world that she supported abortion.
Of course, there are those who just LOVE Guadagno because -- after 2,473 days in office -- she's had an opinion other than the Governor's. Unfortunately, it was "Red Shirt" leader Bill Spadea's. That opinion was this: That after 25 years of not raising revenue sufficient to pay for road and bridge maintenance, the state should continue to borrow just to cover the cost of the existing debt and that property tax increases should be used to fund actual transportation needs.
The cost to taxpayers of Guadagno's plan: Property tax hikes of $574.00 each year.
We get a big kick out of so-called "conservatives" who say they support Guadagno. Apparently, using future generations to subsidize cheap gas for today is more important to these "conservatives" than are the deaths of thousands of unborn children. It is a scientific fact that after 20 weeks, these children feel pain, but that hasn't stopped New Jersey from remaining among an uncivilized remnant of nations (principally Communist China, Vietnam, and North Korea) that refuse to accept science.
Guadagno's latest loosey-goosey is to put out a robo-call saying that she supports the Republican ticket but without mentioning the word "Trump." In this way she can tell liberal Democrats next year that she stands by her statement of October 9, 2016, about "not voting for Trump" (and thereby helping to elect rabidly pro-abortion Hillary Clinton and assure liberal control of the U.S. Supreme Court), while sliming GOP voters this year into thinking she's with them. Everybody will be happy except the children. The unborn will continue to die and those born will be handed the bill for the cheap gas subsidy that she's hoping will be her ticket to following Chris Christie into the Governor's office.
Guadagno's co-conspirator in this latest sham is none other than that flip-flopper in chief, Assemblyman Erik "Twister" Peterson. The "Twister" (as he is known) can take a vote to support a ballot question in January and then act like he's never read it a few months later. And he can sound just as convincing when he is talking out of either side of his mouth, swearing that both ways are "conservative." Was he actually there when the vote was taken or is this a special talent? Who knows?
Guadagno and Peterson should stop pandering to everyone -- especially the neo-fascist wing of the Alt-Right . Pay attention to the debate, read, make up your mind, and then stick to it. Yes, we know things change and there's always more information to be had, but a radio talk show isn't new information -- it is entertainment designed to sell vinyl siding, used cars, and suppositories of one sort or another.
Political leaders and adults of any kind should avoid believing that listening to Bill Spadea takes the place of the serious, sober, consideration of rational policy. The Spadea show is not only a poor substitute, it is no substitute at all. Quite the opposite.
Guadagno, before she replaced Governor Christie with talk radio host Spadea.