Obama in New Jersey

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, talks about President Obama's stop on New Jersey Governor Corzine's campaign trail.


Bob Hennelly

Comments [9]


Corzine has gall asking for campaign donations. he has bought his way into every office he has held. i recall how he beat jim florio in the dem senatorial primary in first race through the sheer weight of his wealth by buying county democratic parties and church groups. it was a sad day for new jersey when Corzine won that race and a sad reflection on the dems and churchmen who lapped up his money for their votes and no one should think it was anything else. corzine should be shunned for his undermining of the democratic process and he good reminder that a good businessman is not necessarily a good politician. in fact he is a lousy one. this dem is going sit out this election.

Jul. 20 2009 08:06 AM
hjs from 11211

in comment 3 i meant
it will be a disgrace if Corzine loses

Jul. 17 2009 12:56 PM
hjs from 11211

don't your property taxes bills come from your local government?

Jul. 17 2009 12:51 PM
Phil from Hoboken

Thank you Bob Hennelly for at least attempting to balance Brian’s usual attacks on Jon Corzine. These are tough times here in NJ, I too hate paying perhaps the very highest property taxes in the nation. But this governor inherited this tax structure and has offered some of the biggest rebates to home owners as well. Honestly Brian seems to have had it in for Corzine from the beginning- ever since Senator Corzine voted against the ramp up of the Iraq war. Now it’s kid gloves for George Bush Ranger Christopher J. Christie?

Jul. 17 2009 11:23 AM
Lori from Montclair, NJ

Highest property taxes in nation, will soon be second highest personal income taxes in nation, highest auto insurance and fees, doubled the tolls, most congested state, 9.5% unemployment, etc.

I'm pretty blue about being Blue these days...

Jul. 17 2009 10:58 AM
Lori from Montclair, NJ

Can't afford Corzine anymore, can't vote for a Republican, what's a Jersey girl with Blue political ideals to do?

Jul. 17 2009 10:55 AM
hjs from 11211

i will be a disgrace if Corzine.
Christie might be a great crusader against crime but the GOP 'just say no' way doesn't work in the modern world.

Jul. 17 2009 10:51 AM
Peter from Sunset Park

Will President Obama try pulling Governor Corzine into the religious left agenda of being against gay rights and making political decisions based on faith and the church?

Jul. 17 2009 10:36 AM

From what I've seen, there needs to be a long term educational plan, one that is actually funded properly, to reverse the years of oppression that African Americans have had to deal with. Unfortunately, what we get is the opposite. The African American culture has grown far apart from mainstream (white) America. I live a mile away from a black neighborhood in Long Island and it's like they speak a different language. What's worse, when an African American comes into a place like a library, they act like they're going to kicked out any time. That kind of attitude is the result of systematic abuse.

Jul. 17 2009 10:35 AM

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