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(Talking Points Memo)   NJ Republican senate candidate's wife wants to talk to Oprah. Why? Because she wants to tell her an inspiring story about "a family man and small business owner." This isn't political at all, I'm sure   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 31
    More: Unlikely, Oprah Winfrey, Republican, GOP, Steve Lonegan, Lorraine Lonegan, U.S. Senate, Cory Booker, New Jersey  
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2013-08-20 08:50:49 AM
Lonegan stands firmly on the bedrock conservative values of small government, fiscal responsibility and individual liberty.

He is part of Americans for Prosperity and funded by the Koch Bros, really not much more needs to be said.
 
2013-08-20 08:52:05 AM
I'll lay odds the "family man" has been putting his family pole where it doesn't belong, and his idea of "right to work" is "shut up about so-called 'safety violations' and get back into that whirring piece of machinery."

One thing I know is that he has the Creepy Rightwing Politician hairstyle, and a facial expression that screams, "LIBBY LIBS!!!11"
 
2013-08-20 08:56:57 AM
Dear Mrs. Lonegan, Sure, why not? I've got some time first week in December.
 
2013-08-20 08:57:47 AM
I'm sure Lonegan's story would be inspiring. But you know what would be more so? The wife's story. How she went from a simple Jersey girl to the wife of  a politician. How with just a few tubs of makeup and pictures from a Gypsy bride market cut out of National Geographic to guide her, she attracted the young power broker to be. How she defended her turf from the other Jersey girls: "fark you, you dago whore biatch! If you even look at my man, I'll rip your farking eyes out!" How she guided her trophy's career: "I don't care if you just wanna be mayor. I didn't marry no farking mook, and you're gonna run for Senate or I'm gonna feed your useless balls to the dog!"
I bet that's the sort of story Oprah's viewers want to see.
 
2013-08-20 08:58:36 AM
In before "Oprah is a racist!"
 
2013-08-20 08:59:19 AM
The guy over Lonegan's left shoulder looks he's looking for an escape route.
 
2013-08-20 09:02:31 AM
Oprah doesn't have shiat for brains. I'm pretty sure she'll guess you're asking for a free campaign ad.
 
2013-08-20 09:03:16 AM
A state senator (Michigan) spoke at my son's college commencement.  He spent most of his speech pushing a "road bill" that is largely funded by gutting education funding.  An audible groan went across the audience when he started talking about all the good jobs it would create including "laying asphalt and concrete".
 
2013-08-20 09:03:46 AM
I support Mr. Lonegan's effort to become the first amblyopic Senator
 
2013-08-20 09:06:04 AM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Dear Mrs. Lonegan, Sure, why not? I've got some time first week in December.


She could also point out that his story is truly inspirational but would probably be of interest only to the people of New Jersey and her show is national.
 
2013-08-20 09:11:15 AM

Muta: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Dear Mrs. Lonegan, Sure, why not? I've got some time first week in December.

She could also point out that his story is truly inspirational but would probably be of interest only to the people of New Jersey and her show is national.


Yabbut NJ is a swing state now, so that means it's national news because ELECTION SEASON IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! HOW ABOUT THIS HORSE-RACE WE GOT, PHIL?

// she still has a show?
// oh, right - OWN
 
2013-08-20 09:13:54 AM
Lorraine Lonegan sounds like a first-class coont. So does her husband.
 
2013-08-20 09:16:26 AM
OK People, you have to realize that Oprah is a very busy person lately interviewing Lilo, race bating and sucking off Obama.
 
2013-08-20 09:17:22 AM
Also: Read that letter she wrote to Oprah, then read the Wikipedia entry for her husband. Obviously both written by the same person. Same awkward phrasing. Same junior-high grasp of grammar. Same fawning balls-on-the-chin voice.
 
2013-08-20 09:20:31 AM

Muta: A state senator (Michigan) spoke at my son's college commencement.  He spent most of his speech pushing a "road bill" that is largely funded by gutting education funding.  An audible groan went across the audience when he started talking about all the good jobs it would create including "laying asphalt and concrete".


Always good to hear stories about rightwing politicians stepping out of the bubble and finding out that, no, the majority of your constituents don't support your eat-the-seedcorn view of politics, although I'm sure the disconnect is never resolved in their minds to, "maybe we've seized power and held onto it against the will of the people."
 
2013-08-20 09:22:02 AM

cubic_spleen: Lorraine Lonegan sounds like a first-class coont. So does her husband.


Her Facebook page says that she is a 3 year old teacher. She looks a lot older than 3 to me.
 
2013-08-20 09:22:29 AM

cubic_spleen: Lorraine Lonegan sounds like a first-class coont. So does her husband.


NJ hasn't elected a Republican to the senate in almost 50 years. They just lost a well respected democrat so Booker looks like the winner unless a skeleton falls out of his closet.
 
2013-08-20 09:22:34 AM
Well whatever, it's just a wife trying to help her husband with his career as far as I can tell..
 
2013-08-20 09:22:47 AM
Oprah is supporting Booker, so that's a really bad idea Mrs. NJ Republican senate candidate. By the time they edit the video you'll be looking like a complete moron.
 
2013-08-20 09:25:39 AM
Lonegan served as Bogota Mayor for twelve years, winning three times in a town that gave Barack Obama 67.5 percent of the vote in 2012.  He served for seven years as state director of Americans for Prosperity New Jersey, where he helped defeat liberal attempts to expand big government. Steve Lonegan is the conservative Republican candidate in the New Jersey special election for the United States Senate.  Lonegan stands firmly on the bedrock conservative values of small government, fiscal responsibility and individual liberty.

I don't see anything inspirational or about being a small business owner in this. In fact, by GOP standards (based on what they said about Obama), Lonegan hasn't held a 'real' job as he's only been a politician and community organizer according to this screed.
 
2013-08-20 09:26:33 AM

oryx: Oprah is supporting Booker, so that's a really bad idea Mrs. NJ Republican senate candidate. By the time they edit the video you'll be looking like a complete moron.


Sure, sure <i>after</i> the edit...
 
2013-08-20 09:31:06 AM
I'm from Jersey and I was around when Steve Lonegan first got the idea that he wanted statewide office.

Incidentally, here are some fun stories about Steve Lonegan:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1685975/posts
BOGOTA -- A month after he demanded the removal of a Spanish-language billboard, the mayor hopes to make it clear that English is the borough's dominant language.  Mayor Steve Lonegan has proposed a non-binding ballot question asking residents whether they would support an ordinance declaring English the official language of Bogota.  Lonegan plans to ask the Borough Council tonight to authorize the November referendum.

http://blog.nj.com/steveadubato/2007/11/steve_lonegan_big_talkereven _b .html
But Steve Lonegan is a big talker who knows how to get big press. But now comes the really ironic part of this story. A few weeks ago, Lonegan got nailed for hiring two illegal immigrants to put together some signs for his organization called "Americans for Prosperity." Interestingly the signs said "Stop Higher Taxes: Vote 'No' on All Ballot Questions."

http://drewacorn.com/?p=641
"What about Lonegan's rival? Christie's claim to fame is his 7-year stint as U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, during which his office prosecuted several dozen corrupt public officials. He also actively attempted to indict prominent and innocent. Democrats just before they were up for reelection. One such example was current U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, who Christie announced was under investigation just two months before Menendez was up for re-election. When Menendez won anyway, the investigation mysteriously disappeared."
 
2013-08-20 09:32:33 AM

RexTalionis: http://drewacorn.com/?p=641
"What about Lonegan's rival? Christie's claim to fame is his 7-year stint as U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, during which his office prosecuted several dozen corrupt public officials. He also actively attempted to indict prominent and innocent. Democrats just before they were up for reelection. One such example was current U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, who Christie announced was under investigation just two months before Menendez was up for re-election. When Menendez won anyway, the investigation mysteriously disappeared."


Whoops, wrong passage, this is the correct one:

"If Christie is merely a hypocrite, Lonegan is just plain nutty. A speech he gave recently tells you all you need to know. Lonegan said, "You see the fear in people when you talk about social issues. We should remind people that this is a Judeo-Christian nation and we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights. We need to right people of our 2nd Amendment rights and the sanctity of human life." Yes, Mr. Lonegan, you're absolutely right. Not only did the Founding Fathers explicitly state in the Constitution that we are a "Judeo-Christian nation," but clearly our "inalienable rights" include keeping assault rifles and AK-47s unlocked and ready to use and denying women the right to their own bodies.  "
 
2013-08-20 09:51:08 AM

RexTalionis: RexTalionis: http://drewacorn.com/?p=641
""If Christie is merely a hypocrite, Lonegan is just plain nutty. A speech he gave recently tells you all you need to know. Lonegan said, "You see the fear in people when you talk about social issues. We should remind people that this is a Judeo-Christian nation and we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights. We need to right people of our 2nd Amendment rights and the sanctity of human life." Yes, Mr. Lonegan, you're absolutely right. Not only did the Founding Fathers explicitly state in the Constitution that we are a "Judeo-Christian nation," but clearly our "inalienable rights" include keeping assault rifles and AK-47s unlocked and ready to use and denying women the right to their own bodies.  "



I just keep getting this picture of these self-proclaimed hi-jackers of christianity screaming their faces off about the sancitity of human life while holding tightly to their AK-47.

Hypocritical farks, the lot of them.
 
2013-08-20 09:51:23 AM

Urbn: Lonegan served as Bogota Mayor for twelve years, winning three times in a town that gave Barack Obama 67.5 percent of the vote in 2012.  He served for seven years as state director of Americans for Prosperity New Jersey, where he helped defeat liberal attempts to expand big government. Steve Lonegan is the conservative Republican candidate in the New Jersey special election for the United States Senate.  Lonegan stands firmly on the bedrock conservative values of small government, fiscal responsibility and individual liberty.

I don't see anything inspirational or about being a small business owner in this. In fact, by GOP standards (based on what they said about Obama), Lonegan hasn't held a 'real' job as he's only been a politician and community organizer according to this screed.


but he's white, so that makes him a true amercian hero.
 
2013-08-20 09:55:50 AM
Wikipedia:

In 2009 Lonegan sought public financing under the state's clean elections law, and swore under oath to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) that he had not participated in any type of advocacy organization for four years prior to becoming a candidate. According to campaign finance data and public tax disclosures, Lonegan had participated in several advocacy organizations, despite his statements to New Jersey officials-including $132,500 from Americans for Prosperity, the group financed by billionaires David and Charles Koch.[25] In late 2011 William Brennan, a New Jersey resident, filed a lawsuit late last year against Lonegan for obtaining the millions in taxpayer election support using a false claim.[26]

Wow. He stole money from me (as a NJ taxpayer at that point) to finance his campaign under false petenses. I did not know that.
 
2013-08-20 10:11:11 AM

rumpelstiltskin: I'm sure Lonegan's story would be inspiring. But you know what would be more so? The wife's story. How she went from a simple Jersey girl to the wife of  a politician. How with just a few tubs of makeup and pictures from a Gypsy bride market cut out of National Geographic to guide her, she attracted the young power broker to be. How she defended her turf from the other Jersey girls: "fark you, you dago whore biatch! If you even look at my man, I'll rip your farking eyes out!" How she guided her trophy's career: "I don't care if you just wanna be mayor. I didn't marry no farking mook, and you're gonna run for Senate or I'm gonna feed your useless balls to the dog!"
I bet that's the sort of story Oprah's viewers want to see.


www.chris-place.com
 
2013-08-20 10:27:02 AM

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Oprah doesn't have shiat for brains. I'm pretty sure she'll guess you're asking for a free campaign ad.


No. No. No.  You misunderstand.  It's simply off-the-record girl talk.  They'll make it into a spa day, and then do lunch.
 
2013-08-20 10:30:25 AM
He looks like the ventriloquist-dummy-version of Nathan Lane.
Or is it just me?
 
2013-08-20 11:35:20 AM
Lonegan is a first class kook.  I think he ran for governor a few years ago- in the Republican debates he called all the other candidates socialists.  He's a regular on hate talk radio too.
 
2013-08-20 01:04:21 PM

monoski: cubic_spleen: Lorraine Lonegan sounds like a first-class coont. So does her husband.

NJ hasn't elected a Republican to the senate in almost 50 years. They just lost a well respected democrat so Booker looks like the winner unless a skeleton falls out of his closet.


Needs to more than fall out of his closet.  Maybe jump out and beat him to death with its femur, but anything short of that we're electing Booker to the Senate.

I do wish that Holt and Pallone had gone after Christie instead of vying for the Senate slot - but I do understand their thinking.  That said, if Booker moves up (VP or Pres - he's on that kind of a trajectory) either of those two will be the Dem's front runner in NJ.
 
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