WyBlog endorses Jay Webber for the GOP nod in NJ-11

You didn’t really think I’d give up on passing out the coveted WyBlog endorsements, did you?

And contrary to the Essex County Establishment RINOs I whole-heartedly endorse Jay Webber to replace Rodney Frelinghuysen as our congressman. Look, Tony Ghee might be a Really Nice Guy. But he’s been a Republican for what, 15 minutes? He voted for Obama fer Chrissakes, twice! Does that engender confidence in his conservative bona fides?

No. It does not. Plus the Star-Ledger tried to write a negative assessment of Jay and it came off sounding almost like something his campaign team would put out.

The polished veteran lawmaker has done some solid work in the Assembly, notably the recent “pass the trash” bill that prevents teachers accused of sexual misconduct from getting other teaching jobs. But he is a Trump enthusiast by any measure, supporting the GOP tax cut and the Obamacare repeal, and he refers to Trump opposition as “outlier extremism.” His own record is an outlier anywhere outside of Alabama: Webber has voted against virtually every gun control measure, voted to defund Planned Parenthood, and his contribution to the health care debate was a bill that allows the purchase of cheap policies out-of-state, which would have destroyed our market. He also rejected equal pay for women as an “anti-employer bill.” Chris Christie once called him the “future” of the GOP in our state. The future has arrived, and it’s a fright.

Aside from the gratuitous swipe at Alabama (Roll Tide!) I don’t see anything there that would make me NOT like Jay Webber:

On Team Trump? Check!

Supports tax cuts? Check!

Repeal Obamacare? Check!

Knows who the opposition really is (“outlier extremists”)? Check!

Pro Second Amendment? Check!

Pro Life? Check!

Free market health care? Check!

Not hoodwinked by the “equal pay” chimera? Check!

A man for the future! The Star-Ledger said so! Except they’re afraid of the future because it doesn’t include very many Democrats and their stuck-on-stupid policies. Everything they deride about Jay stands as mainstream thought in most of the country outside of the coastal enclaves inhabited by our media elites. Get out more fellas, and discover life beyond the Acela Express. You’ll find people who believe in limited government, individual liberty, free markets, constitutional rights, religious freedom, and secure borders. People like Jay Webber. And me.

Jay Webber for Congress. It’s the right choice for our district. It’s the right choice for America.

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If Chris Christie falters the GOP is gonna pin their hopes on … Jeb Bush?

Talk about shooting yourselves in the foot.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, brother and son of the former presidents Bush, is considering a run for president, but only if Gov. Chris Christie fails to gain nationwide traction, Politico reports this morning.

According to the report, Bush has edged from a definite “no” to a decided “maybe” and they put the odds of him getting into the race at 30 percent.

“I think he could run,” one senior Republican who now works in the financial industry told Politico. “The environment is shaping up well for him. Republicans want someone who is competent and who can win and that’s Jeb.”

Jeb Bush can “win?” Really? Just like Mitt Romney “won.” And John McCain “won.” Oh, and wait to this doozy, McCain went off his meds, and wants to try again. Because the first time worked out so well.

 “He is thinking about it. If Christie can’t break out … Jeb is the only proven national mainstream candidate who could keep the Cruz/Paul wing at bay and have a shot at winning a general election.”

That says it all. The GOP establishment would rather see the Hilldabeast in the White House than any proven conservative.

Using immigration reform to explain how Washington works

Steven Hayward writing at Powerline:

I’m pretty sure it was my first Washington mentor, the great M. Stanton Evans, who told me—and perhaps originated—the famous story of a senior Senate aide explaining American democracy to a Russian visitor shortly after the Soviet Union broke apart in 1991.  The story is probably apocryphal, but like Xenophon’s re-telling of Cyrus the Great, or Machiavelli’s subtle mis-tellings of so many stories, it contains the “effectual truth” of the matter:

It’s true, we have a two-party system in America: The Evil Party, and the Stupid Party.  And every once and a while the Evil Party and the Stupid Party get together to pass something really evil and stupid.  That’s called “bipartisanship.”

Read the whole thing.