It’s time to give the people a voice in the Republican primaries.
In my previous article, you have seen my disgust with the nominating system used by some the Republican party’s county commissions. A system built by insiders, for insiders. Anyone can complain, but it’s incumbent upon those who do, to also offer solutions. So I’ve stated the problem, now let’s discuss the actions that should be taken, and the resulting resolutions.
I don’t know if the average NJ Republican understands how the Republican primary system works inside the County Committee System. I didn’t, until having witnessed it firsthand. I always wondered how we, Republicans, keep getting left leaning liberal RINO Republicans like Hugin to run, and kept losing. Now I understand. The County Committees of NJ have the ability to impose their will on the public. From what I have seen so far, the system is designed that about 100 people greatly influence who wins the state primary, and their considerations have little to do with the desires of the voting public.
I’d like to make a statement in reference to Saturday’s blog post. Camden County GOP Executive Director Tom Crone is apparently disturbed by my criticizing the Camden County GOP giving the line to Rik Mehta in the 2020 U.S. Senate race. Rather than defend “his candidate” (his words) he has resorted to personal attacks as Tom does. Rather than tell voters why we should join the Camden County GOP in supporting Mehta he has resorted to questioning my motivation and credibility. Tom got on the radio yesterday and bashed the Informed Conservative Blog – an endeavor that months ago he asked me to let him be a part of.
The Camden County Republican Committee announced this week that it had given the line to U.S. Senate candidate Rik Mehta. Camden County joined 3 of New Jersey’s 21 counties in giving Mehta the line. In its press release the Camden County GOP called Mehta an “excellent U.S. Senate candidate ” and said he “has a keen grasp of the issues voters care about”. Let’s not forget the Camden County GOP also endorsed Vincent Squire for Camden County Freeholder in 2018 before later disavowing him.
If you’ve been a regular follower of the Informed Conservative Blog, Podcast and social media channels you’ve probably noticed that there has been little to no activity since the beginning of May. That is with good reason.
This has been an exciting year for the Informed Conservative Blog. We started earlier this year as a local town blog. Quickly we grew and covered county politics and in the last few months state and federal issues. We continue to grow as the number of visitors to this blog increases every week. We are thankful for the support and vow to work hard in 2019 to continue to bring you conservative news and commentary. Our goal is to energize Conservatives in New Jersey and across the country to take an active role in our government and upcoming elections. There is too much at stake to sit back and do nothing any longer.
This week we began the rebranding of the blog to The Informed Conservative. A new web site is being developed and our Facebook page was created. This week we discussed Cory Booker’s potential run for President in 2020, Democratic leadership in NJ rushing through a constitutional amendment that will rig the legislative redistricting process, an Asbury Park Press editorial regarding marijuana legalization, Vincent Squire’s “Season of Giving”, Murphy accomplishing his dream of making New Jersey a sanctuary state, a discussion about leaving NJ or staying and fighting Murphy’s destructive agenda, hundreds of jobs and millions in tax revenues leaving with Honeywell and Murphy focusing his time outside of New Jersey.