Could The Murphy-Norcross War Be Hurting The Recall Murphy Effort?

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At the Bob & Steve Show we’ve talked about the effort to recall Phil Murphy quite a bit on the radio show. Even though the odds of a recall actually happening are slim, we support the effort. I’ve signed a petition.

Unfortunately, for the effort, I’ve been at two events recently where folks have refused to sign the recall petition. The reason for refusal? Governor Phil Murphy is going after George Norcross.

Just last evening at a gathering of Republicans in North Camden, yes you read that right, Camden County Republicans had a meeting in Camden City, where the recall petition was circulating at least two people refuse to sign the petition.

One of the people who refused to sign the petition I’ve known for at least 10 years. He’s a Camden resident, a good Republican and more conservative than me. I asked him why he wouldn’t sign. His answer was clear, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend. As long as Murphy is going after Norcross I am not signing that petition.”

Maybe I’m just wondering out loud here, but if Republicans living in Camden aren’t willing to sign a petition to recall Murphy because he’s “going after Norcross” how many more voters out there are thinking the same way?

It’s something to think about.

PRESS RELEASE: One Party Control In Trenton Is Failing New Jersey

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NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt weighed in on the current civil war within the state’s Democratic party today. His press release follows:

Trenton, NJ - Democrat infighting in Trenton has left state government at a total deadlock. NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt offered the following comment on the growing civil war among Democrat factions in New Jersey. 

"Governor Murphy and Democrat leaders in the legislature are locked into a war over power, not ideas. New Jersey desperately needs ideological diversity in the State house. Instead of racing to control more taxpayer dollars, our leaders in Trenton should be racing to find ways to send those dollars back into the pockets of middle class families and small businesses. One party rule is failing the people of New Jersey and it's time for voters to send a conservative check and balance to the legislature. New Jersey deserves honest solutions to real problems."

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No Legal Weed Yet, But It’s Coming

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We got a break from the Governor Phil Murphy- George Norcross war yesterday because it was announced that legal recreational marijuana isn’t getting done this year. You’re going to have to wait a little longer before you can legally spark up a doobie.

Personally, I’m torn on whether or not recreational pot should be legal though I have said before I think as a Republican I am supposed to be against legal weed. Frankly, that makes no sense to me because we are supposed to be the party of personal responsibility. Making marijuana legal doesn’t mean you have to smoke it – one simply has to exercise personal responsibility. But that’s an argument for another day.

While opponents of legalizing adult recreational use marijuana celebrated yesterday’s news, based on comments on a tweet sent by Senate President Steve Sweeney supporters were very upset:

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Apparently, upset supporters don’t understand the strategy of putting weed on the ballot in 2020 instead of this year. 2019 is going to be a low voter turnout election, thus making a legalization ballot referendum easier to defeat. 2020 will see President Donald Trump on the ballot, younger voters will be coming out in droves, meaning legalizing weed will be easier to pass.

For opponents of legal weed this means you have a year to get organized – you better get moving.

And for me, it means I have a year to decide if legalizing adult use recreational marijuana is a good thing.