Sunday, September 09, 2012


We have just learned that Monmouth County spokesman Bill Heine passed away today at his Howell township home. The County's website is posting a portrait of Mr. Heine with the simple message:
William K. Heine, 6-23-58 to 9-9-12
Monmouth County thanks Bill for his proud and dedicated service to the county, its staff and its residents.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bill's family, as well as the official family of Monmouth County.

Saturday, September 08, 2012


Today's Town with Yesterday's touch...

A month ago PolitickerNJ reported the resignation en masse of the entire Republican membership of the Farmingdale Borough Council, ostensibly in protest of the policies of their fellow Republican, Mayor John P. Morgan.
Howell Patch is reporting that Governor Chris Christie has appointed five interim councilmembers, viz., Michael John Burke, George Dyevoich Jr., Joseph E. Hultmark, Patricia A. Linszky and Michael J. Romano. We at the Monmouth County Republican Blog wish the new council well. Here in New Jersey it is often the small municipalities that are the best run, despite protestation to the contrary by those pushing consolidation.
Farmingdale can now get back down to business.

Thursday, September 06, 2012


Recently we ran a post on Republicans' dismal polling among African Americans. In it we asked the question, "what is to be done"?
What is to be done?
Well, let's first look at the situation. What we have is the Democrat Party's most successful use of "group politics", as well as an historical paradox in which a large segment of the population gravitates toward the very party that enslaved them, segregated them and terrorized them.
That having been said, what can Republicans do to get "the black vote"? Well, first, let's stop looking at African American voters as a "group" and look at people as individuals. That is the Republican way.
Rather than patronize black voters let's appeal to their intelligence. Much of this would involve staying on point with the Republican agenda. We won't see overnight results but trying to become the Democrats won't do it.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012


We're sure this isn't what they had in mind when they speak of Rep. Frank Pallone's Congressional services!


The Obama Administration tries to paint a rosy picture of the economic picture after nearly four years of Barry O. Not so rosy when you are looking for a job that just isn't there, more like thorny. Or if all that's hiring are menial, low-wage jobs like fast food.
Which is what Arianna Huffington writes at her Huffington Post, usually a liberal/progressive site. Click here!

Monday, September 03, 2012


"Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" That question, first posed over three decades ago by Ronald Wilson Reagan as a candidate for president, has been asked during each presidential campaign since. Supporters of challengers normally say, "no"; those of incumbents normally say "yes".
Interestingly, this time around supporters of President mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama have been answering, "no, but, uhhh..." They then usually divert the conversation to blaming Bush.

In a speech today in Toledo, Ohio, Obama attempted to promote the American Dream. One comment he made spoke to Americans ability to take vacations. Barry, do you really want to have that conversation? This is the Vacationer-in-Chief, who travels abroad like royalty, often separately from the First Lady, while many Americans have to settle for "staycations", if that. Many are on extended vacations because they have no jobs and no viable prospects.

Enjoy the convention.


This week, the Democratic Party is poised to renominate Barack Hussein Obama, the first African American to be nominated by a major party, and Joseph Robinette Biden, who likes Obama because he's a "clean" African American. This would be a great opportunity for them to apologize as a party for slavery, Jim Crow laws, etc.
We ran this editorial back in 2008, once right after The Trentonian published it, and again at the time of the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Here it is again.
Published in The Trentonian, Friday, February 1, 2008

Speaking of apologies...Exuding righteousness, Democrats who control the N. J. legislature recently led an effort to proffer an official state apology for slavery. the apology presumably included within its sweeping mea-culpa ambit even those many New Jersey citizens whose forbears arrived in this country after slavery had been abolished and thus had nothing remotely to do with it. The New Jersey apology, at least, made no exceptions for this extensive category.
The legislature's heralded and hailed effort leads us to wonder aloud: Would these righteousness-exuding New Jersey Democrats now be willing to position themselves in the forefront of an initiative to apologize for their own national party's long and ignoble history of racism? Not that the Republican Party's own history on matters of race is unexceptionable, mind you. Far, far from it. But the GOP's record on racial issues can't remotely approach the out-and-out odiousness, spanning decades, of the Democratic Party's.
This sorry, shameful record has been disinterred in economist Bruce Bartlett's book, "Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party's Buried Past." So New Jersey's Democratic legislators would be spared the burden of research to support a formal party apology as a plank in the upcoming national convention platform. In an article in The American Spectator recently, Jeffrey Lord, one-time Reagan White House aide, suggested such a platform. Lord is, of course, a conservative polemicist and -- Democrats might understandably object -- a partisan troublemaker. Yet facts are facts, as it's often said, and Lord's summation of the Democratic racial record is not something easily waved aside. Certainly the record is nothing Democratic legislators can shrug off as ancient history or water over the dam -- especially not after having ostentatiously championed the slavery apology.
Here's a brief sampling of the Democratic Party's racial record:

  • Six national party platforms, 1840-1860, spoke out vehemently in support of slavery.
  • The national party platform in 1864 declared the Union's military efforts to quell the slavery-supporting Confederacy a "failure" and demanded negotiations with a view toward at least a partial acceptance of slavery.
  • At the 1900 national convention, the Democratic Party remained silent on the issue of race as de facto and de jure discrimination leached like toxic waste into all corners of America -- especially in the solidly Democratic South. (The GOP platform that year, in contrast, stated that "the plain purpose" of the 15th Amendment to the Constitution was to "prevent discrimination on account of race or color in regulating the elective franchise." The Republican platform added: "Devices of state government ... to avoid the purpose of this amendment ... should be condemned.")
  • Four Democratic Party national platforms (1908-1920) were silent on the issues of lynching, segregation and voting-rights suppression of African Americans. (The GOP platforms in those years addressed these issues.)
  • The 1924 Democratic National Convention, held in New York City, defeated a proposed platform plank condemning Ku Klux Klan violence. The party confab was dubbed with fully justifiable derision the Democrats' "Klanbake." (Noteworthy local angle: In celebration of the platform victory, 10,000 pointed-hooded Klansmen rallied across the river in New Jersey, cavorting triumphantly around burning crosses.)
It seems almost like a late hit or piling-on, but we'll risk throwing in a mention that such notable race-baiters as Bull Connors and Orval Faubus and George Wallace and Lester Maddox were all stalwart Democrats. And, oh, yes, Arkansas Sen. J. William Fulbright (the furrowed-brow foreign policy intellectual and Bill Clinton's hero) was unwaveringly segregationist to the very end of his political career and a signer of "The Southern Manifesto."
Do we hear a motion for a Democratic Party apology?
--The Trentonian