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Friday, February 04, 2005

No Party Hacks Here

A fellow Jersey blogger – Dynamobuzzz- speculates that the folks behind this blog are from the NJ state republican party. He goes on to say that:

It's mostly Corzine bashing with the rest of the posts saying nice things about the republican candidates for governor. Hey, I know I also do lots of Corzine bashing, but I mix some other stuff in there too. Like Christie Whitman bashing.

First, let us assure our readers that we are not Republican Party hacks. We have chosen not to provide our names and bios for personal reasons that have nothing to do with political affiliations. We do not seek personal recognition, but rather have started this blog to discipline ourselves to pay attention to the news and issues that impact New Jersey and to highlight news and topics that interest us. To also express our opinions, debate the issues with readers and in a very small way help to enlarge the discourse about New Jersey.

For those of you that live in New Jersey, you know that TV local news coverage about our state is thin. Local news from the major networks comes from either New York or Philadelphia and covers New Jersey as an after thought. New Jersey newspapers leave a lot to be desired in our opinion and the state’s paper with the largest circulation – the Newark Star-Ledger is to the left of the New York Times.

We believe one of the reasons New Jersey has been so prone to political corruption is the lack of investigative and critical reporting from the media about the state. The same holds true of our fiscal crisis - people don’t really know what’s going on in New Jersey. It seems as though most Garden Staters are more aware of what’s happening in the nation, New York or Philadelphia than they are about their own state. At least that was true in our case and we personally decided it was time to change our focus.

We appreciate Dynamobuzzz’s criticisms, but we believe our posting goes beyond Corzine bashing. Right now Corzine is the main topic in New Jersey and we will continue to “bash” him as long as he remains an ineffective Senator, receives a pass from the media and stays silent on his agenda as he runs for Governor of New Jersey.

Right now we are not too pleased, for the most part, with any New Jersey State elected representative – Republican or Democrat. However, we do bring a perspective that the people of New Jersey are over taxed and that spending needs to be cut to bring fiscal sanity to the state. Any candidate unwilling to cut spending and treat every citizen the same, will not win our support, regardless of party. So if we seem to lean Republican, it will only be to the extent that the candidate is in line with those views.

So far we have only posted basic facts about the Republicans candidates for Governor. As the campaign heats up and Republican’s positions on the issues become known, we will compare and critique them along with Jon Corzine’s. No one will get a pass. The same will hold true for general assembly races.

We hope you find our blog a worthwhile read and will provide your views in the comments section after each post. We welcome your ideas and your opinions whether you agree or disagree with our positions.

Our blog is dedicated to the spirit of James Madison’s quote - “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” – because we believe it to be true


At 3:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome. I think Roberto was being jocular. You may not be "party" or "hack" but you do seem to know what you're talking about. 

Posted by Sluggo

At 9:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry if you thought I was being harsh. I sent you guys an e-mail with my thoughts. Like Mike said, I certainly wasn't trying to be nasty.

Keep up the good blogging. I can see Enlighten-NewJersey being a great source for "the other side of the story" during the upcoming gubernatorial election, a counter opinion to the liberal media here in the Garden State. Maybe we can make a difference here in NJ politics. 

Posted by roberto


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