Matt Rooney calls out the Democrats on their hypocrisy

This is a must read from Matt Rooney – one of New Jersey brightest Republican stars (and, hopefully, a future candidate for public office).  Rooney is a South Jersey attorney and editor of the Save Jersey news website.  He often teams up with NJ 101.5’s Bill Spadea both on radio and on Fox’s Chasing News program.

Rooney’s latest column is titled, As rich white guys battle for control, N.J. Democrats’ rhetoric doesn’t match their reality.  In it, Rooney makes these important points:  

For all the progressive/woke/social justice warrior BS we hear from New Jersey Democrats these days, their party’s power structure is remarkably simple and boils down to two mega rich white guys (Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive and Norcross, a labor leader turned insurance industry titan) battling over the Garden State’s Iron Throne.

Power, money, tax credits, crony capitalism, special legislation… even loyalty oaths.

…My issue here is one of intellectual integrity. The public sector unions are powerful, you bet, but the NJEA couldn’t touch Steve Sweeney (the Senate President and the Norcross-led machine’s top elected asset) in the 2017 election.

Diversity gets a lot of lip service from the Left in this state, but New Jersey’s most powerful Democrat decision-makers (Murphy, Sweeney, Norcross, Assembly Speaker Coughlin) are all older white dudes. We hear a lot about the “working class” from Trenton, but each and every policy and budget are designed to put the screws to taxpayers in favor of keeping these rich guys and their power structures chugging right along.

What I’m saying is that Democrats’ lofty rhetoric doesn’t match their reality. On either side of this fight. New Jersey’s true form of government is a blend of socialism and oligarchy (with a sprinkle of kleptocracy for good measure).

They may disagree with one another on tax credits and a small handful of other issues, but Leftist economic policies supported by both sides of the Murphy-Norcross divide haven’t helped the Middle Class in this state. New Jersey’s women, minority communities, and millennials are being left out of the economic BOOM sweeping the rest of the country as a direct result of the aforementioned bad decision and sometimes self-serving business decisions of the Democrat power elite which has dominated the legislature (and therefore Trenton) for almost two full decades.

Helping the Middle Class = lowering property taxes. None of these guys are talking about that. Ever wonder why?

Yes, why indeed?

You can read Matt Rooney’s entire column here…

Tom Malinowski wants you to be afraid of these guys…

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Oh look… white Americans!

These are the kind of people that Leftist “new” Democrats Tom Malinowski, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ilhan Abdullahi Omar say we need to “worry” about.  They claim that white Americans are the real terrorists.  In fact, Congressman Malinowski wrote an op-ed for the newspaper belonging to the king of the corporate One Percenters, Jeff Bezos, claiming that white Americans are the biggest terrorist threat. 

No, we don’t think somebody took a dump in his brain and forgot to flush it.  Tom Malinowski is just playing a cynical political game – he’s ignoring real terrorist threats (and leaving America vulnerable to another September 11th attack) – while kissing the hindquarters of those fashionable leftist one-percenters who fund his political career.  You know, the kind of people who employ lots of men-with-guns to defend their gated communities, but who want to make it a crime for you to have one to defend your family from the criminals they push out on to the streets (another of their new “fashionable” causes).

And what is worse is that Tom Malinowski stayed silent when volunteer and union firefighters became the latest of fellow Democrat Phil Murphy’s victims.  Tom Malinowski said not a word when Governor Murphy announced that he was stealing more than $33 million in money meant to provide services for firefighters who are old and without sufficient means or who have post-traumatic stress troubles. 

Governor Murphy announced that he was stealing their money so that he and First Lady Tammy Jane Murphy (nee Macbeth) could use it to fund One Percenter fashion statements… like subsidized legal services for undocumented immigrants illegally resident in the United States.  Murphy tried to steal the money and Tom Malinowski gave silent consent. 

Congressman Malinowski is a disgrace.

Democrat Malinowski says White Americans are world’s greatest terrorist threat

America is experiencing another strange wave of paranoia – top down again, as in the 1950’s.  Only this time, it is the far Left who want us to believe that there is a “red” under every bed.  Of course – and as they are the last vestige of the failed ideology of Soviet Marxist Leninism – it is not “reds” that they want us to be afraid of, it is “whites”. 

In an opinion piece published on Saturday, freshman Congressman Tom Malinowski (D-7), argued that “America’s greatest terrorist threat comes from within.”  He attempts to make the point that what he calls “white supremacists” are a growing phenomenon on the terror scene.  To back this up, Malinowski notes several recent incidents – including the attack on a mosque in New Zealand – but for some reason fails to mention the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 human beings. 

Congressman Malinowski needs to be asked directly:  Why the deliberate oversight?  Do the lives of Asian Christians not count?

But Malinowski’s column is flawed in so many more ways that just that.  First, can Tom Malinowski actually argue that the threat of white supremacism is greater today than in, say 1972, when openly racist Governor George Corley Wallace won Democratic Party primaries in Maryland, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee?  Wallace came in second in Wisconsin, New Mexico, Indiana, West Virginia, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.  In a field of 14 candidates, the Democrat Governor who stood in the school house door to personally block Black students from entering got 3.7 million votes in Democrat primaries – nearly a quarter of all cast – before an assassination attempt paralyzed him and ended his presidential campaign.

Does Congressman Tom Malinowski really believe that there are more “white supremacists” around today than then?  If so, then he seriously needs to take a few years off to study the history of his own party.

Everyone knows that terrorism is a global phenomenon.  It is not confined to one country and it does not respect national borders.  Everyone knows this – from counter-terrorism experts to average citizens.  Everyone but those “new” Democrats – like New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Minnesota’s Ilhan Abdullahi Omar, and New Jersey’s Tom Malinowski.  They push a narrative that claims that it is “America” or “Americans” (read: “White Americans”) who constitute the real terror threat.

But of course, the world disagrees with them.  In Saturday’s op-ed, Congressman Malinowski wrote that there were 18 “white supremacist” “hate” groups that were terror threats (and that was just in New Jersey).  Having worked at the State Department, Tom Malinowski knows this is nonsense.  He knows that those groups are not designated as terrorist threats – no matter what their stupid ideology is. 

Wikipedia provides a very good list of the world’s terrorist groups – as designated by individual nations as well as international organizations like the United Nations, NATO, and the European Union.  There are dozens and dozens of terrorist organizations across the globe.  Can anyone find those 18 “hate” groups that Congressman Malinowski and his “new” Democrats would like us to focus our attention on?

Anyone – from an expert on counter-terrorism, to a citizen, or even a “new Democrat” member of Congress – after reading this list of designated terrorist groups would have a pretty good idea of where the threat of terrorism is coming from.  And it isn’t some Alt-Right group that put this list together.  This is from the United Nations, the European Union, and the Obama State Department.  Tom Malinowski should check out just who the Muslim nations of the world think are terrorists.  No, it’s not his 18 “hate” groups, it’s groups like the Muslim Brotherhood.

In his op-ed, Congressman Malinowski brought up the recent attack on a mosque in New Zealand.  Okay, well which groups does the government of New Zealand designate as terrorist groups?  Well, here’s the full list:  Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab, Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, Ansaru (The Vanguards for the Protection of Muslims in Black Africa), Boku Haram, Communist Party of the Philippines/ New Peoples’ Army, Continuity Irish Republican Army, ETA, Hamas, Harakat Sham al-Islam, Hezbollah (military wing), Indian Mujahideen, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Jundallah (Peoples’ Resistance Movement of Iran), Kurdistan Workers’ Party, National Liberation Army, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Real Irish Republican Army, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, and the Taliban.

Does anyone see those 18 “hate” groups Tom Malinowski is babbling about?  No, you don’t, because mature statesmen understand the true nature of terrorism and understand that to effectively combat it, you have to know what it is.  And it isn’t some mental deficient looking for social media attention.  Every multiple shooting isn’t the work of a terror organization.  Every serial killer isn’t a terrorist.

There’s also the idea of what constitutes “hate” and “hate crime” to consider.  According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reports, in 2001, just 10 people died as a result of “hate crimes”.  This sounds a bit short to us… like 2,977 short.  That’s right.  The FBI doesn’t count terrorist attacks like those of September 11, 2001, as “hate crimes.”  Terrorism isn’t counted as “hate”, so why is Tom Malinowski conflating the two?   

If Congressman Malinowski wanted to correct an injustice – and honor the 715 New Jersey residents murdered on September 11, 2001 – he would work to get the FBI to count them as victims of a hate crime.  Instead, Malinowski plays politics by whitewashing the real terrorists in an attempt to smear his political enemies and focus American against American. 

Malinowski’s attempts to silence union workers who complain about job losses due to outsourcing and offshoring are particularly disingenuous.  Calling such workers “anti-Semitic” and likening them to terrorists is way, way over the top. 

Especially as Malinowski’s allies in groups like ANTIFA are, in fact, anti-Semitic and anti-globalist.  Just ask the Government of the State of Israel and its Prime Minister which American political party is the truer friend of the Jewish State?

Of course, Tom Malinowski knows all this, but he deliberately lied in his op-ed anyway.  Malinowski is a divider who seeks to pit American against American, while he and his party willfully ignore the next September 11th attack.

Must Reads: Two important columns from Save Jersey…

With the news that the Burlington County GOP has lost yet another Republican office-holder, Dan Cirucci has some useful insights into how New Jersey Republicans can pull themselves out of the rut they are in…

N.J. GOP’ers must discard the moldy, tweedy old cloak of timidity | CIRUCCI

And there’s an important lesson for all those GOP hopefuls who insist on sucking up to Garden State Equality (GSE)… Hey, they don’t like you and never will because they are DEMOCRATS first, LGBTQ activists second…

Op-Ed: Leading N.J. LGBTQ group puts far-left politics ahead of its own community | DE SENO

Do foreign murder rates mean NJ is paying for trouble?

Instead of allocating it for property tax relief, Governor Phil Murphy and the Democrats in the Legislature took $2.1 million and handed it to immigration attorneys to help those illegally in New Jersey and facing deportation to stay.  That’s right, illegal aliens who face court-ordered deportation can now fight it, courtesy of the New Jersey taxpayer.

And the first thing that those immigration attorneys did was to complain that it wasn’t enough!  Hey ingrates… at least give a round of applause to Governor Murphy for doing what he promised to do.  Even if you disagree with him, that’s something.  But he did what you wanted and you still complain.  Why is it that some people are never satisfied?  It’s just bitch… bitch… bitch.

The immigration attorneys being funded by the money that should have gone to property tax relief for… seniors trying to keep out of foreclosure… the working poor… single moms trying their best to keep the kids fed and a roof over their heads… you know, all those folks nobody seems to care about anymore…

Well those immigration attorneys claimed that this money would only cover about 14 percent of what they were fixing to charge.  Can you see these lawyers, all salivating around a pot of taxpayers’ money, thinking about how much they can trouser for “doing good” and “making the world a better place.”  Don’t know how to break it to you, but sainthood is a poor person’s profession.  How many Hoboken townhouses, Jersey City condos, or shore houses did Mother Theresa have?

You know what?  We bet they already have some well-connected lawyer-lobbyist down in Trenton trying to get them even more of your money – the money that should have gone to property tax relief for a state with one of the highest foreclosure rates in America.

As for making the world a better place… well hold on there just a minute.

We’re always told – by groups like NAP, the Million Moe March, Show of the Hands, Gabriel’s BoBo, and the Multi-Rainbow Redaction Caucus – that America has the biggest murder rate of anywhere in the world.  You all buy that, right?

Well the United Nations doesn’t buy it.  No siree. 

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the global international homicide rate is 6.2 per 100,000.  For the United States of America, it is 5.35 per 100,000. 

Yep, we’re in 87th place as far as murder rates go… not #1 like some would have you believe.  We do about the same as Greenland, a bit better than Ukraine and Argentina, not quite as good as Lithuania and Cuba.  Sure, there is a whole lot of room for improvement until we become one of those countries (like Great Britain) where the cops don’t carry guns (although that is changing… fast).

But then look at the where our immigration is coming from and you’ll soon think twice about holding your breath waiting for the day the police go around with only a notepad for protection.  According to the United States Department of Homeland Security, 55% of those residing in America illegally are from Mexico (some of these are pass-throughs from other Central or South American nations).  In second place is El Salvador.  Third place goes to Guatemala.  In fifth place is Honduras.  In tenth place, the Dominican Republic. 

Now here is where it gets scary.  According to the United Nations, El Salvador and Honduras have the highest murder rates in the world – at 82.84 per 100,000 and 56.52 per 100,000 respectively.  Guatemala’s murder rate is 27.26 per 100,000.  Mexico has a murder rate nearly four times that of the United States – at 19.26 per 100,000.  The Dominican Republic has a murder rate of 15.18 per 100,000. 

Would our murder rate be significantly lower without the influx of young males from these high-murder rate countries?  It is certainly something worthy of a thorough government study.

If it turns out, as some studies have suggested, that we are sustaining our murder rate on the basis of outside “talent” then the party or parties responsible should face hell to pay.  Murder, rape, robbery, and violent assault are life altering experiences and we would do well to examine what policies could be negatively impacting the prevention of such crimes.  Even property crimes like burglary cause severe emotion reactions and even mental disorders.  According to the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, there were 5.8 million violent victimizations and 17.1 million property victimizations for the latest year surveyed.

Crime and its causes cannot be brushed aside out of ideological convenience.  It is a people issue – the need to feel safe and secure is a basic human need.  Those advocating the headlong rush to prevent every illegal facing deportation from being sent home, just because it falls under the administration of President Donald Trump, would do well to consider the potential outcomes of such policies.

Kudos to Assemblyman Hal Wirths (R-24) for thinking instead of emoting.  In contrast to some cringe-worthy comments made by another Republican, Wirths told the Associated Press that the state’s already impoverished taxpayers couldn’t afford to send the money to lawyers to represent illegal aliens.  Wirth’s has introduced legislation “barring taxpayer dollars from being used to assist (illegal) immigrants.”

We think we have a couple good ideas too.  (1) Use the $2.1 million for property tax relief and have the Democrat State Committee collect the money needed to pay all those immigration lawyers from the fat campaign accounts collecting dust in banks all over the state.  You want to do good… do good… with your own money.  Don’t spend other people’s money and then bask in the reflected glory of it… while they get foreclosed on.  And (2) according to media sources that rich guy we elected governor is worth several hundred million dollars.  Let him put up the $2.1 million… he’d be a hero!