Politics by Other Means – Commentary by Professor John Marini

Dear readers – we thought you would enjoy this piece by Dr. John Marini, a political science professor at University of Nevada – Reno. It appeared in the Imprimis publication by Hillsdale College. Please follow the link below for the full article:

The following is adapted from a speech delivered at Hillsdale College on September 11, 2018, during a conference on “American Political Scandals” sponsored by the College’s Center for Constructive Alternatives.

The great difficulty of interpreting political scandals was summarized by a newspaper editor in the western film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Deciding not to publish the truth of an explosive political story, the editor justifies it by saying, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” We have certainly had many legends regarding political scandals foisted on us, especially since Watergate.

Nearly every political administration has potential scandal lying just below the surface. There are always those in government who seek to profit privately from public service, and there are always those who will abuse their power. All governments provide the occasion for scoundrels of both kinds. But the scandals they precipitate rarely erupt into full-blown crises of the political order. What differentiates the scandals that do?

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BRMC Endorses Jena McCredie and Chad McQueen for Borough Council

The Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee Endorses Jena McCredie and Chad McQueen for Borough Council
Bernardsville, NJ; April 2, 2019— Last week the Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee (BRMC) met to screen candidates for the expiring Borough Council seats. At that meeting, the BRMC endorsed two residents whose names will be forwarded to the Somerset County Republican Organization for inclusion on that line in the upcoming June 4th Primary. These seats are currently held by Republican Council members Diane Greenfield and Chris Schmidt.

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Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee Sets Candidate Screening Meeting Date

Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee Sets Candidate Screening Meeting Date

Bernardsville, NJ; February 21, 2019–The Bernardsville Republican Municipal
Committee (BRMC) recently met to approve their 2019 schedule.

Their next regularly scheduled meeting is March 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the BHS
Community Room. At that meeting the Committee will be screening candidates for two
Borough Council seats that are up for election this November. We expect that the BRMC
will endorse Republican candidates for each of these positions.

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Election Day! Remember to Get Out and Vote Republican Column 2!

It’s finally here!  In one of the most important elections in our lifetime, we finally have the chance to throw Corrupt Bob Menendez out of the Senate, and send in a Marine – someone NJ can be proud of – Bob Hugin!

Our Congressman Leonard Lance may be all that stands in the way of Speaker Pelosi!  How do we know? The Washington Democrats hand picked his opponent Tom Malinowski – who has never lived in the 7th District – and parachuted him from DC into NJ.

We can keep Somerset County the best County to live in NJ by reelecting our Freeholders Patrick Scaglione and Mark Caliguire!

And we can keep our Borough the special place it is by electing a team we can be proud of – Mary Jane Canose for Mayor, and John Donahue & Lloyd Sems for Council!

Bernardsville – and you – might be the deciding vote in all of these races!  So please take 10 minutes and cast your vote from 6am to 8pm today!  If you need information on where to vote, you can check our site here.

Today, Tuesday November 6 – Vote Column 2!  Vote the Republican Ticket!


Twas the Night Before Elections… a scary poem!

Twas the night before elections,

And all thru’ the town,
Tempers were flaring
Emotions ran up and down.

I, in my bathrobe
With a cat in my lap,
Had shut off the TV,
tired of political crap.

When all of a sudden,
There arose such a noise
I peered out my window,
Saw Pelosi and her boys.

They had come for my wallet,
They wanted my pay
To hand out to others
Who had not worked a day.

They snatched up my money,
And quick as a wink,
Jumped back on their bandwagon
As I gagged from the stink.

She then rallied her henchmen
Who were pulling her cart.
I could tell they were out
To tear my country apart.

On Fannie, on Freddie,
On Schumer and Ayers
On Acorn, on Waters
She screamed at the pairs.

They took off for her cause,
And as they flew out of sight,
I heard her laugh at a nation
Who wouldn’t stand up and fight.

So I leave you to think
On this one final note: