Soccer Gives Us Another “Do As I Say, Not As I Do” Phil Murphy Moment

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Governor Phil Murphy, a guy who basic mathematics tells us paid professional women soccer players less than $15 per hour while he was running for governor on the promise of $15 per hour, now says he thinks women should be paid the same as men.

Don’t forget there was also that time Murphy wanted a sport scientist to come to his team as an unpaid intern. And, there’s the fact the two top draft picks by Murphy’s soccer team wouldn’t sign because of the team’s record of poor treatment of women.

And, now, suddenly Murphy believes women soccer players should be paid the same as men. As the owner of a women’s professional soccer team Murphy has had many opportunities to fight for exactly that. Did he? The evidence, paying at least some women on his own team as little as possible, even less than $15 per hour prior to the 2018 season, forcing young women to live with an elderly man who repeatedly made inappropriate comments to the players and made them feel uncomfortable, and more suggests he didn’t fight for equal pay.

According to NJ.com Murphy, on the issue of pay for professional women soccer players, said:

“Affordability shouldn’t be the question,” he said. “The question should be: What’s right? As long as the Federation … is on the right side of history — and we’ll do everything we can to make sure they are — the rest of this will work out.”

Obviously, the Murphy track record is completely different. It looks to me this is just another Phil Murphy “do as I say, not as I do” moment.

Phil Murphy Sides With Illegals Again

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I don’t know how I missed it, but Governor Phil Murphy celebrated the 4th of July by signing an executive order to create a state Office of New Americans.

It sounds nice. The Office of New Americans is supposed to help “immigrants and refugees.” But when you dig deeper into it the truth is quite different. From NJ.com:

Murphy cast the moves as his latest broadside against Republican President Donald Trump’s administration.

“While the federal government takes action that prevents immigrants from seeking the American Dream, New Jersey will fight for our brothers and sisters and stand against the hatred and bigotry coming from Washington,” Murphy, a frequent Trump critic, said in a statement.

“Immigrants are an integral part of our state, and enrich our communities socially, culturally and economically," the governor added. "Through these new measures, we will continue to sustain our progress to build a fair and inclusive state for all.”

“While the federal government takes action that prevents immigrants from seeking the American Dream…” is a lie. The truth is the federal government is working to prevent illegal immigration. Legal immigrants are welcome to come to America and seek the American Dream. Everybody knows that!

Again, according to NJ.com:

Murphy, who has repeatedly vowed to give more state help to immigrants, said the Office for New Americans will be the first statewide office to focus on integrating immigrants and refugees into New Jersey.

“More state help to immigrants?” Obviously, given his remark about the federal government preventing immigrants from seeking the American Dream Murphy is talking about helping illegal immigrants. Imagine that, a statewide office to help illegal aliens.

This madness has to stop! Republicans have to get off the sidelines and get out there and work hard to elect our candidates for Assembly…and this year our state Senate candidate in LD1 too!

PRESS RELEASE: Cory Booker’s Disingenuous No PAC Money Pledge

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Declared Republican candidate for US Senate Tricia Flanagan called out US Senator Cory Booker for his disingenuous no PAC money pledge today. Her press release follows:

Cory Booker’s Disingenuous No PAC Money Pledge

Booker’s 50 Shades of PAC Money

LAWRENCEVILLE – As progressives around New Jersey complain that Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo and South Jersey political powerbroker George Norcross are co-hosting a fundraiser for US Senator Cory Booker’s vanity presidential campaign today the one thing they continue to ignore is that Booker’s pledge not to accept PAC money is disingenuous.

Republican Senate candidate Tricia Flanagan said, “It’s easy for Senator Booker to pledge not to accept PAC money when he’s attending a fundraiser co-hosted by the man most political observers view as the person connected to the General Majority PAC.”

Flanagan asked, “How many donors to General Majority will be at today’s fundraiser?”

“Let’s not forget Governor Murphy held a fundraiser at his home for Booker earlier this year,” Flanagan added, “One has to wonder how many donors to New Direction New Jersey, the ‘dark money’ group Murphy has solicited funds for, wrote checks at that event.”

“My point is, it’s easy to say you won’t accept PAC money when you have the people raising money for PACs raising money for you. It makes Mr. Booker’s no PAC money pledge disingenuous. Frankly, I’m surprised Cory Booker’s fellow progressives haven’t figured it out,” Flanagan stated.

“Perhaps this kind of dishonesty is why when you do as a Booker campaign email suggests and ‘check out Street Fight, the story of Cory’s first campaign for Mayor of Newark’ you learn that ‘Jesse Jackson comes to town and calls Cory a wolf in Sheep’s clothing,’” Flanagan remarked. “Obviously, there was a time activists on the left could see through Mr. Booker’s deceitfulness.”

“Given the fact that Mr. Booker has created his own personal loophole to get around taking PAC money it could be time for a new ‘50 Shades’ movie. We could call it ‘Booker’s 50 Shades of PAC Money,’” Flanagan said.

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