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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the state of Illinois?

Answer: According to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, it is just like The Simpsons.

In case you haven’t heard, Illinois lawmakers (dominated by Democrats) approved a 66 percent income-tax increase in a desperate bid to end the state’s crippling budget crisis.

This is where Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels decided to weigh in on the subject. The Daily Caller reports:

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels isn’t as worried about his own state’s reputation as he is with that of Illinois, according to a WLS Chicago radio interview in which he compared Illinois to “The Simpsons.”

“Oh you guys are nothing if not entertaining over there [in Illinois]. It’s like living next door to ‘The Simpsons’, you know the dysfunctional family down the block?” Daniels said Wednesday. “Watching you guys, I mean I shouldn’t make too light of it, I think this is really a bad situation.”

Daniels was referring to Illinois’ tax income increase, which the Illinois House and Senate passed on Tuesday. Daniels also said Indiana has never had an income tax increase but has instead provided tax cuts to residents. When it comes to job creation, argued the Indiana governor, income tax increases aren’t the solution.

“If you want to bring new jobs to your state the last thing you do is make it more expensive to hire people, and so we’ve been working for six years, we’re now at the top of everybody’s list of a good place to do business, and going in the other direction really is something that we’re not prepared to do, and I hope you guys find a way not to also,” Daniels said.

Absolutely priceless.

Also, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went after Illinois’ budget failures and showcased his conservative policies (balancing the budget and lowering taxes) this morning on Fox & Friends.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the latest Quinnipiac poll?

Answer: Governor Chris Christie’s approval rating is now higher than President Obama’s in New Jersey.

The National Journal reports:

Republican NJ Gov. Chris Christie , who has taken controversial steps since taking office, has a higher approval rating than Pres. Obama in New Jersey, according to a new poll released Thursday.

Just more than half – 51% – approve of Christie’s performance as governor while 36% disapprove in the Quinnipiac poll. Obama has a 47% approval rating in the survey and the same percentage disapprove of the president’s performance.

“New Jerseyans are getting used to their new Gov., Christopher Christie, as his job approval breaks the 50 percent mark,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “But familiarity hasn’t helped him much with Democrats. A lot of voters still think Christie is a bully, but the victories he chalked up in the legislature earn him good marks for leadership.”

Christie performs even better among independents. 61% of independents approve of Christie’s performance, 29% disapprove. For Obama, 41% of independents approve and 53% disapprove.

Dude… 61% of independents approve of a Republican’s performance in the dark-blue State of New Jersey? Props to Gov. Christie!

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NJ Gov. Chris Christie.

Wonder what you would find if you frisked New Jersey Governor Chris Christie yesterday?

Answer: It only took him about 2 minutes to veto the Democrat’s latest tax hike in New Jersey.

NJ.com reports:

It took about two minutes from the time Senate President Steve Sweeney certified the passage of the millionaires tax package for Gov. Chris Christie to veto the bills at his desk.

“While I have little doubt that the sponsors and supporters of this bill sincerely believe that the state can tax its way out of this financial crisis, I believe that this bill does nothing more than repeat the failed, irresponsible and unsustainable fiscal policies of the past,” wrote Christie in his veto statement. “Now is not the time for more of the same. Ultimately, another tax increase will punish the state’s struggling small businesses and set our economy further back from recovery.”

Whatever you do… Do not mess with Gov. Chris Christie! Oh, how I wish he was our president right now. A conservative can dream, can’t he? 😆

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NJ Gov. Chris Christie.

Wonder what you would find if you frisked New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) when a reporter asked him about his “confrontational tone”?

Answer: A classic and refreshing smack down!

If you are a Conservative on my blog, you MUST watch the video clip posted above! 😀 Chris Christie… I swear he must have descended from Conservative Heaven! Every time I stumble across a YouTube clip of this man, the more I like the guy.

Man crush? Quite possibly. Picture this guy during a presidential debate… I would run out of popcorn and I am not the only one thinking along these lines. Allahpundit – from Hot Air – had this to say about Gov. Christie:

I’m starting to think this might be the guy. A solid first term, then reelection in 2014, and suddenly the wide-open 2016 primaries are right around the corner…

Please Lord! Let there still be a country left to govern by time this man runs for President!

*UPDATE* – May 14, 2010

Via The Right Scoop. Even Glenn Beck likes Gov. Chris Christie and wonders if he might be the next George Washington:

Let’s hope so.

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Go-Vote

Ah yes! Another election season has begun!

As you all know, it’s November 3rd and you should all be heading to the polls sometime today. It doesn’t matter if your state is hosting a large election like Virginia or New Jersey, because there are other position out there that need your input. For example, in my home state of Michigan there are elections in 77 counties & 237 cities today! Let your voice be heard!

Lets go for the East Coast sweep!

Here’s an update on the current elections:

Of the four races, only Virginia looks like a lock.  Creigh Deeds ran against a 20-year-old college thesis and lost miserably.  Bob McDonnell’s easy sail to victory threatens to put Virginia back in the red-state column, but it could also just indicate what a terrible candidate Deeds has been.  If Virginia elects a Republican to Congress in 2012, we may be seeing a real shift, one the GOP desperately needs.

NY-23 is shaping up to be a Republican win … in a district that Democrats haven’t won in over 110 years.  The only reason it’s in play is because of the foolishness of local GOP leaders, who handpicked a terrible candidate for the special election.  A win by Douglas Hoffman will certainly energize the conservative grassroots, but either way, this race has made fools of the GOP establishment.

New Jersey would be a real coup for Republicans, for two reasons.  First, New Jersey is solidly Democratic, but unhappy.  The GOP needs an entree back into power to demonstrate how center-right governance will benefit the state and its citizens.  Despite being outspent by Jon Corzine and a false-flag third-party candidate, Chris Christie is within sight of victory in the Garden State.  The second reason is that Barack Obama poured himself into the Corzine campaign, practically taking it over in the final weeks.  A loss here would be a big blow to his prestige and a warning about the limits of his coattails in 2010.  If Obama can’t hold New Jersey, then all bets are off in Congress for the midterms and Obama’s radical domestic policy agenda.

Sorry David Harmer, but your race isn’t looking too good. After all, the district your running for borders Nancy Pelosi’s district… Scary thought, I know. We can still hope though and maybe he’ll pull through on the West Coast!

As for the elections on the East Coast, we must lookout for voter corruption. Why? Because liberals are highly known for it and especially in the state of New Jersey. Also, keep this data in mind:

The Obama administration and the media are together going to downplay today’s electoral victories for the GOP.

They will, to the mainstream media, not be relevant to or any sign of a rebuke against Barack Obama and his far left agenda.

Consider these facts:

New York-23:

  • Barack Obama sent Joe Biden to visit.
  • Obama’s White House negotiated Dede Scozzafava’s endorsement of the Democrat.
  • Scozzafava and Owens both supported and campaigned on supporting the stimulus.

New Jersey:

  • Obama sent his top pollster to take command of the race.
  • Obama visited multiple times, including the day before the election.
  • Obama is featured in most of Corzine’s advertising.
  • The Democratic Governors Association and DNC all pumped in a ton of money.
  • Corzine ran on helping Obama at the state level.

Virginia:

  • The Democratic Governors Association spent $4 million to get Creigh Deeds elected.
  • The Democratic National Committee spent $6 millino to get Deeds elected.
  • Obama campaigned for Deeds multiple times.
  • Organizing for America sent a mail piece to 300,000 “surge voters”, or voters who voted for the first time in 2008, urging them to vote for Deeds.
  • Organizing for America set up phone banks for Creigh Deeds.
So keep a heads up my fellow conservatives! The liberal media will try their best to downplay these elections and the role Obama played if Republicans/Conservatives win these elections. Mark my words!

Side-Note: It should be a very interesting day in the political world! Now go out and vote!

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Corzine-Fading-NJ

Wonder what you would find if you frisked the liberal state of New Jersey?

Answer: Democrat Jon Corzine’s support could be fading.

One day left until the big gubernatorial election in New Jersey and Virginia! Bob McDonnell still holds very strong in Virginia, while the Democratic candidate, Jon Corzine, seems to be slipping in New Jersey:

Chris Christie leads Jon Corzine 47-41 in PPP’s final poll of the New Jersey Governor’s race, with Chris Daggett at 11%.

Corzine had pulled to within a point of Christie on our poll three weeks ago after trailing by as many as 14 points over the summer, but his momentum has stalled since then and Christie’s built his lead back up to 4 points last week and now 6.

Christie’s advantage is due largely to his support from independents and because he has Republicans more unified around him than the Democrats are around Corzine. Christie leads Corzine 52-29 with indies, as Daggett’s support with that group has declined to 16%. Christie is getting 82% of Republicans to Corzine’s 72% of Democrats.

As the campaign concludes it seems like Daggett’s presence in the race has actually ended up hurting Corzine more than Christie, contrary to the earlier conventional wisdom. 45% of Daggett voters say the incumbent is their second choice to 36% for the challenger. Daggett’s backers report having voted for Barack Obama by a 67-23 margin last year.

Bad news for Mr. Corzine, but great news for Chris Christie and conservatives! Plus, I would not worry about the accuracy of the polls too much… I’m sure they’re on point:

Bear in mind that pollsters make a big effort to get the final polls before an election correct.  They get judged on their accuracy based on the votes in the election, after all.  A big miss makes them less credible than their competition, which means less business later.  Sample problems suddenly disappear and biases get ironed out, although with PPP that has not been much of a problem anyway.

Reminder: I’m sure folks in New Jersey are sick and tired of paying enormous taxes brought on by Governor Corzine. It’s time to see a change in the liberal state of New Jersey. Constituents are voting with their feet so lookout political world… Are we about to see a shocker!?

Lets hope so.

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Christie-McDonnell

New Jersey’s Status:

Ut oh! Chris Christie (R) is pulling away slightly with less than a week to go:

With just a week to go in New Jersey’s closely contested race for governor, Republican Chris Christie holds a three-point advantage over incumbent Democratic Governor Jon Corzine.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in New Jersey show Christie with 46% of the vote and Corzine with 43%.

Most importantly:

Christie leads by eight points among those who are certain they will show up and vote. A week ago, he was up by five among that group. Christie’s supporters are also less likely to say they might consider voting for someone else.

Pretty awesome! If Chris Christie wins in the huge liberal state of New Jersey… A political shock wave is bound to go off! For more information on Chris Christie and his campaign, click here.

Virginia’s Status:

Bob McDonnell (R) looks like he has a pretty safe lead going into next week:

Republican Robert F. McDonnell has now opened a 13-point lead over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds with less than a week to go in the race for governor of Virginia.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state – taken last night just after President Obama made a campaign appearance for Deeds in the state – shows McDonnell ahead 54% to 41%. Only four percent (4%) remain undecided.

Great news! Especially after Obama won Virginia during the 2008 election. For more information on Bob McDonnell and his campaign, click here.

Side-Note: Overall… It’s lookin’ good in the conservative neighborhood!

Reminder: I’ll have an update on the latest poll numbers later in the week.

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