NJ Warren County



News Release
August 28, 2010

CONTACT:
Tod Theise
973-986-2237
theiseforcongress@gmail.com
http://www.theiseforcongress.com

Tod Theise Calls Out Chris Christie on Schundler Firing
Congressional candidate says Schundler was scapegoated for Christie’s costly blunder

Washington, NJ – Democratic candidate for Congress Tod Theise today criticized Governor Chris Christie for firing Education Commissioner Bret Schundler over $400 million in lost education funding. Theise, a former Republican, made it clear that he expects Governor Christie to demonstrate leadership by taking responsibility for the epic blunder that robbed New Jersey schools of the massive allotment of federal funds.

“I knew Bret Schundler back when I was a Republican,” Theise stated. “Whether you agree with Bret or not, he has always been a man of impeccable character and has a heart for people rarely seen in politics. He is not someone who deserves to be thrown under the proverbial bus by a Governor incapable of taking accountability for his own inexcusable mistake.”

Harkening back to the days of Harry Truman, Theise said, “The old expression ‘the buck stops here’ comes to mind. I am disappointed that Governor Christie not only scapegoated Bret, but also tried to blame the Obama administration for his screw-up. A true leader accepts responsibility and seeks forgiveness from those he serves. “

“My thoughts and prayers are with Bret and his family as he has to deal with this regrettable display of cowardice by the Governor. I hope that conservatives, moderates and progressives rally around Bret as a matter of principle and hold Governor Christie accountable for his actions. This incident isn’t about partisanship. It is about right and wrong. And what the Governor did was clearly wrong.”

“Unfortunately, Chris Christie has a tendency to ignore opportunities to bring money back to New Jersey. When I attempted to discuss my Fair Share NJ tax plan with the Governor – a plan that will bring back $9.8 billion to New Jersey – the Governor refused to speak with me, telling me that he would talk to me only if I won the election. I guess I’ll just have to win to get an audience with Governor Christie.

Tod Theise is the Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 5th District. Tod is a licensed New Jersey attorney and works in Manhattan as a Senior Litigation Analyst at a major international law firm. Tod contributes to our nation’s security by serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the New York Guard and is trained in various areas of emergency management and response. Tod lives in Washington Township (Warren County) with his wife and daughter and their five dogs.

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It is Easter Weekend Saturday, nice and sunny, warm about 70 degrees. I am at the Democrats Head quarters doing my volunteer work. I am hanging out in the office with a good companion, my dog Smokey.

What is going on in NJ 5th District – Warren County?
This year Democrats candidates are running for office;
Tod Theise, who ran for office as a democrat freeholder candidate against Angelo Acceturo, is running for US Congress in NJ district 5 against the GOP ” god” Scott Garrett who votes “NO” on every policy that benefits the middle class.
Tammy Smith, who ran last year for NJ assembly in the 23rd district, is running for Surrogate and Robert Gara is running for Sheriff.
I call these candidates “brave hearts.”
On the other hand, the GOP opposition is going crazy with their Tea party rallies against the Health Care. A Tea Party Rally is scheduled for April 10 2010 at 10.00AM in Warren County headed by State Senator Mike Doherty.

See what we are up to in Christie’s base counties

Doherty ( R-Warren-, Hunterdon) and assembly woman Alison Littell McHose are calling on New Jersey attorney General Paula Dow to join attorneys in other 14 states in a lawsuit against Health Care which was signed into law last week claiming it is unconstitutional. No republican in either house of congress and senate supported the bill.

HYPOCRICY: GOP Spending is Not Wasteful until Democrats Spends.
Now try to match the two. Saturday is a Tea party Rally against health care in Warren County, at the same time,  GOP- Warren county Board of  freeholders approved the $7.3 million for the purchase of 445 Marshall street in Phillipsburg and some renovations on the existing Warren county community College. For clarity sake, I am pro- education, and I welcome any expansion to Warren County College, because this will benefit our students who are future leaders.
..But what I have a problem with, is the hypocrisy of the Grand Obstruction Party, who wants to have it both ways. This is the state with a Republican governor who is panting over Democrats spending and cutting all state education Aid.

His Budget cuts has also led to the closure of  Psychiatric Hospital.

Along with other cuts announced , Gov. Chris Christie called for closing the 310-bed hospital with about 600 employees in Lebanon Township by June 2011. Many have called this as a reckless move by Govenor Chris Christie.

Also, last week Christie was in montclair addressing high school student at Montclair high school, explaining himself out why he is cutting education funding. Here is the GOP governor talking to students last week. Remember essex county is highly dominated by Democrats, and that is where he targeted most of his cuts. Not Warren County.

WEST ORANGE — “Facing a dramatic cut in state aid, West Orange schools plan to lay off 84 staff members, including 33 teachers, to make up the difference.”

In Warren County ( Christie’s base) the project worth $7.3 Million just got approved, at the same time, this is the same GOP County and tea party groups who are protesting the government for passing health care , while their GOP governor Christie, is crying foul over the state deficit.
Is  this the same governor who will pay for half the price of the approved Project in Warren County?

 Are Christie’s cuttings only targeted in the heavily Democrat populated counties? What is this game about?
It is ok for GOP to spend, but it is not ok when it is a Democrat coming up with any type of project. This is hypocritical, or should I say playing double standards to win voter support on both sides?

This is where I have a problem with GOP leadership it is all about bulling people;

Christie is still out fighting the teachers in NJ, what I find troubling is. Why can’t he fight his own base as well? How can Chris Christie look into people ‘s eyes and say he is trying to balance the deficit by cutting spending , when his base is benefiting, by advocating for the rich?

 According to the Warren County Reporter and express times, the $7.3 million project will be financed by the bond ordinance, and half of the project will be financed by the state, since the state is responsible for the debt service on bond through the chapter 12 state funding program, which was created to help finance facilities at county colleges since colleges are not permitted to take on debt. Hmmm.

What is wrong with this picture? Closing the hospital, and substuting it for something else that can wait until the state is out of recession?

Listen Tea Bags; you cannot have it both ways.
I love Warren County; especially living in the midst of the opposition is so much fun.


I attended the NJ Dem  State Conference in Atlantic city. Here are some of the pictures I took.

Congressman Rush Holt

Congressman Rush Holt

Former Vice President Al Gore and NJ Gov Jon CorzineVP Al Gore

Senator Loretta Weinberg ( LT Gov Candidate)

Senator Loretta Weinberg

151Candidate Tod Theise talking to Gov Jon Corzine

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094Below Janice Swack ,Senator Dana Redd, and Aaron Janice’s grand son

Senator Dana Redd

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Gov Jon Corzine meeting with church ministers

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Former State Committee Chairman, Micheal Sedita, Tammy Smith( Candidate ) and Damian

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Above, Mary Beth (Candidate ), Ann, And Tammy Smith(Candidate)

Below, Janice Swack (canditate) and Bob

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Below 155Gov Jon Corzine closing remarks at the Desert Reception


It is hard for me to believe anything  that comes out of Christie’s mouth. I am trying to see good in him but when I list disadvantages and advantages , the disadvantages outweigh advantages for Chris Christie. Let me take you inside Chistie.

A look at Chris Christie

On Education:

“Christie believes that early childhood education is “babysitting,” and he would give insurance companies free rein to drop coverage for mammograms or minimum hospital stays. He even opposes banning guns that fire bullets that can tear through a cop’s bullet-proof vest.”

On health Care and women issues

New Jersey race for Governor is getting nasty, with both candidates attacking each other. Like I said before, Chris Christie is running on blank ideas. It is scary to even think of him becoming the governor in New Jersey. Here is one of the examples that makes me doubt Candidate Christie. When I compare notes, I think Christie is a fraud. If this guy wins the race, mark my word.   New Jersey residents will live  to regret.

 Christie is airing the AD claiming Corzine is lying. Christie will never deny women to get health care and mammograms for women.

See Christie’s AD.  Click the link below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN1acLW0Xmk

When I saw this AD last night I can admit, I felt bad for Christie. I thought the Corzine Campaign are making up stuff. So I decided to search for truth.

As I am surfing the net, I came across this youtube video.

Christie at a Town Hall Meeting dismissing a cancer survivor. Watch and make your own judgement.

“Recently, a New Jersey cancer survivor tried to ask Chris Christie about his plan to allow insurance companies to drop coverage for critical procedures like mammograms.”

His response?  He told her the cancer she got in her 20’s was “an exception.

Christie dismissed the question. like someone said, “There’s so much you don’t know about Christie”

Christie’s Driving record

Corzine came up with this AD, so I did my own research to see if this claim was true.

Here are my findings:

According to the records provided by the state Motor Vehicle Commission on August 28 2009 to the daily record newpaper, Christie had more than 13 tickets traffic Violations. This happened between 1985 and 2009. Christie was found guilty. The tickets included seven for speeding.

“MVC also issued traffic  records on Gov Jon Corzine. Unlike his opponent, Gov Corzine only had 2 tickets for speeding and a third for not wearing a sit belt in 2007 following a near fatal crash in which he was riding in the front passenger seat.”

“Christie on the other hand has been an habitual offender and a complete menace to society on highways of New jersey.” States the paper.

Here is a report from the New Jersey Motor Vehicles

Jon Corzine

  1.  June 20, 1998: 2-point speeding violation for driving 60 mph in a 55 MPH zone in NY
  2.  Feb 19, 2009: 4- point speeding violation
  3. April 12 ,2007: Cited for not wearing a seat belt in a crash on Garden  State Parkway

Chris Christie

  1. Sep 9, 1985. Was in a motor vehicle accident, no town listed, no violation
  2.  Dec, 20, 1985: 3 – point violation for improper right and left turns in Bloomfield
  3.  June 16, 1986: 2 point speeding violation in Summit
  4. June 22, 1986:  4 point speeding , violation for driving 71 mph in west Amwell
  5. Mar 1 1987: Billed for excessive license points. What Christie paid per year was not specified.
  6.  March 6,1988 , billed for second year surcharge
  7. Feb, 19, 1989: Billed for the third and final year of the surcharge
  8. Dec 13 1989 Involved in motor vehicle accident in Cranford,no violation.
  9. May 1 1990 speeding ticket in Union township
  10.   June 18, 1990 Speeding in Newark
  11. Mar 1 1991: Billed for the first year of 3 year surcharge for excessive license points.
  12. Mar 1 1992. Billed for the second year surcharge
  13. Mar 1 1993 Billed for the third surcharge
  14.  Mar 15 1993 Involved in a motor vehicle accident in Bloomfield,No violation
  15. October 7 1995 speeding violation in New Brunswick
  16. Nov 6 1996. Failure to obey a direction signal in Paramus on the same day, he is involved in an accident in Bloomfield. No violation
  17.  Feb, 26 1998 Speeding violation in Harding.
  18.  April 28 2000 No Point violation for  unsafe operation of a motor vehicle in Morris town
  19.  January 23 2009 seat belt violation in Morris-town. No Points
  20.  Sept 28 2007, Involved in a motor vehicle accident in Netcong. No violation
  21. July 1,2006 No Point Violation for obstructing passage  of another vehicle in Southampton
  22.  Sept 24 2005 No point of violation for obstructing of a motor vehicle in Lambertville.
  23.  July 26, 2002, Involved in a motor vehicle accident.

After all this ,  Only a closed minded person can’t see what is wrong with Chris Christie. He is a fraud and do not qualify to be a Governor. This is disgusting . 

On ethic violation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIONkcbtzvE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr1K81Yigf0

Corruptions

Do you think Christie will bring change to New Jersey?

New Jersey wake up, before you are sorry.

Update:

The Qunnipiac poll out this morning has the race narrowing down to just 4 points, and it shows that the more people learn about Chris Christie’s extreme views on issue after issue, the more they believe that he is completely wrong for New Jersey.