Every Republican with a pulse knows what happens in a primary. Two or more candidates duke it out -- sometimes it gets downright nasty -- but after the votes are counted and the dust clears, all sides get together behind the winner of the Republican primary and go and beat up the Democrat and win the election in November.
That's how it was in 2016, when a lot of good conservatives worked for presidential candidates like Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Chris Christie, among others. They fought for their candidates and against Donald Trump, but then got behind Donald Trump once he became the Republican nominee at the convention.
Some Republicans, like Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, said that they couldn't support Donald Trump for President. But at least they didn't support the Democrat ticket led by Hillary Clinton. Later, Guadagno would be forgiven by many Republicans, including Mayor Carlos Rendo, who agreed to serve on her ticket in last year's gubernatorial race.
A very few Republicans, like candidate John McCann, continued to serve their Democrat paymasters (in McCann's case, Bergen Sheriff Michael Saudino) while Saudino was running for re-election as a Democrat on Hillary Clinton's ticket. In our view, this is unconscionable. Any Republican with a spine and worthy of the name should have campaigned against Michael Saudino in 2016. He shouldn't have been taking a check from him.
But maybe John McCann doesn't understand the primary process too well because he doesn't vote in Republican primaries too often. If his voting record is correct, McCann has showed up for one Republican primary in the last decade. That's pretty darn lame.
For so many reasons, John McCann is a non-starter. And this being America, we thought that we were free to express our opinion under the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution. Apparently, there are those who believe these rights should be suppressed by political power. To this end, the first threats have arrived, from elected officials and those who are employed by elected officials. We will be collecting them, so please, feel free to keep sending them.
Of course, those who wish to suppress us could send along their thoughts and ideas and join in the discussion that is democracy. We would be happy to publish their thoughts and ideas if, indeed, they have any thoughts and ideas.
Have a good weekend.