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Rep Scott Garrett is a Strong Supporter of Israel Unlike the Obama Administration and their clones like Roy Cho


Scott with Teaneck resident Joshua Meier, a finalist in the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search, in my Washington, D.C. office. We discussed the project that earned him this prestigious recognition and his plans for life after high school. Joshua is an impressive young man and I wish him all the best at tonight’s award ceremony.

Rep Scott Garrett is a Strong Supporter of Israel Unlike the Obama Administration and their clones like Roy Cho  
November 2,2014
the Staff of the Ridgewood Blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here .

“Obama Official Calling Netanyahu ‘A Chickens**t’

It’s probably safe to say that U.S.-Israel relations aren’t exactly at a high point. In an article published Tuesday at The Atlantic by Jeffrey Goldberg, the Obama administration’s preferred conduit for all things Israel-related, an unnamed senior Obama administration official called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “a chicken-bleep.” “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chicken-bleep,” the official told Goldberg. “The good thing about Netanyahu is that he’s scared to launch wars,” he continued. ““The bad thing about him is that he won’t do anything to reach an accommodation with the Palestinians or with the Sunni Arab states. The only thing he’s interested in is protecting himself from political defeat.”

Just one more misstep in a long line of anti Israel ,anti Jewish gaffs by the Obama Administration .Meanwhile its important to remember that Congressman Garrett supports the right of Israel to exist as a sovereign, democratic nation and defend itself against attacks from neighboring territories.  While Congressman Garrett supports efforts to have peace between Israel and the Palestinians, he does not believe Israel should jeopardize its security by creating borders that could potentially leave it vulnerable to attack by neighbors.
At Congregation Bnai Yeshurun 
The Congressman supports strong ties with Israel, and is a strong supporter of ensuring that Israel has the full support of the United States. In the 113th Congress, Congressman Garrett introduced the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2013. This important legislation would require that the United States Embassy in Israel move from its current location in Tel Aviv to Israel’s legal capital, Jerusalem. Congressman Garrett acknowledges the vital role that US support plays in promoting Israel’s safety and security.  Not only does US aid to Israel help promote a more stable Middle East, but also approximately 75 percent of the aid delivered to Israel returns to the United States in the form of military supply purchases.
Congressman Garrett co-sponsored H. Res. 657, a resolution that reaffirms the United States’ support for Israel’s right to defend its citizens and ensure the survival of the State of Israel, condemns the unprovoked rocket fire at Israel, and calls on Hamas to immediately cease all rocket and other attacks against Israel. In July Garrett told the Save New Jersey blog , “As Israel defends itself against countless rocket attacks from Hamas, it shouldn’t also have to defend itself against those in the White House,”
Garrett declared in a statement released Thursday. “While the Obama administration says it supports Israel, these comments obviously stand in stark contrast to that commitment and must be retracted. My heart goes out to those who have been the victims of these attacks. I wholeheartedly support our greatest friend and ally in the Middle East as they seek to eliminate those who are perpetrating this violence.”
Garrett’s words to the NJJN on October 10 2012 summed the present situation best , “I think the Obama administration has been an absolute disaster from Day One in its handling of foreign affairs and Israel specifically,” said Garrett in an Oct. 4 phone interview. “When Obama came into office, he promised that the United States would be more respected because of his style of handling the world community. I think we are less respected, and we find ourselves in a more vulnerable position than we were four years ago.”

Last Weekend Garrett honored to receive the endorsement of NORPAC, which is at the forefront of promoting strong US-Israel relations!

Garrett’s opponent Roy Cho is a big supporter of President Obama’s current policy .
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Scot at  Lincoln Tech in Mahwah for the grand opening of their state-of-the-art CNC Manufacturing program!


Incumbent’s favorables and challenger’s unfavorables grow In what looked to be a potential surprise in New Jersey’s 5th House district contest, GOP incumbent Scott Garrett has extended his lead to a more comfortable 11 points over Democrat Roy Cho. A Monmouth University Poll conducted earlier this month showed the race to be a closer 5 point margin.
Garrett’s renewed engagement in the campaign since then has built his advantage to a level the six-term incumbent is more accustomed to seeing.
Among voters likely to cast their ballot in next week’s congressional race, 53% say they will support Scott Garrett and 42% will vote for first-time candidate Roy Cho. Another 2% say they will vote for the third party candidate and just 3% are undecided. Garrett’s support has grown over the past few weeks while Cho’s has remained stable. Two weeks ago, Garrett led Cho by 48% to 43%. Independents have shifted more decisively for Garrett, now supporting the incumbent 51% to 42% for Cho. Monmouth’s earlier poll had Garrett’s edge among this group at a more narrow 45% to
The poll also finds that Cho has lost the advantage he held in the Bergen County portion of the district. He trails Garrett there by 48% to 46%. Two weeks ago, Cho actually led in Bergen by 51% to 39% for Garrett. Garrett continues to maintain a large lead in the more conservative western portion of the district – 65% to 31%.
“This race was flying under the radar just one month ago. Garrett was running a phone-it-in campaign that was compounded by a misstep around Sandy recovery. The incumbent is now much more engaged in the race,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute. “While Cho has run a strong campaign, the national environment, as well as the underlying fundamentals of this district, are too favorable to Republicans for him to overcome a full Garrett offensive without outside help from national Democrats. That help never materialized, but it may not have been enough this year once Garrett swung into campaign mode.”The race seemed to turn on a Garrett campaign flyer touting his actions after Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012. Two weeks ago, 5th district voters were divided on Garrett’s assistance to New Jersey residents, but they were more positive about his actions for his own constituents. That distinction has evaporated. Nearly half of voters (44%) now say he did a good job helping people in New Jersey recover from Sandy while 28% say he did a bad job. Two weeks ago, 38% said he did a good job and 35% said he did a bad job statewide. Turning to his own district, 46% say Garrett did a good job helping his own constituents and 27% say he did a bad job. These findings are nearly identical to the Monmouth poll conducted two weeks ago.

The Monmouth University Poll found that positive views of the incumbent have increased over the past two weeks while there has been a similar increase in negative views of the challenger. Currently,46% of voters have a favorable view of Scott Garrett – which is up from 40% – while 30% have an unfavorable view – similar to 29% from two weeks ago. A smaller number of voters (29%) have a favorable view of Roy Cho – which is basically unchanged from 30% – while 16% have an unfavorable opinion – up from 7% two weeks ago. Fully half (54%) of likely voters in New Jersey’s 5th district have no opinion of Cho and 24% have no opinion of Garrett.

Garrett has a very slight edge on the issue of voter trust. When asked which candidate is honest and trustworthy, 26% of 5th district voters say only Garrett is, 19% say only Cho is, and 15% say both are. Another 24% of likely voters say that neither candidate is honest and trustworthy and 16% have no opinion.

The Monmouth University Poll was conducted by telephone from October 27 to 29, 2014 with 427 New Jersey voters likely to vote in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District November general election. This sample has a margin of error of + 4.8 percent. The poll was conducted by the Monmouth University Polling Institute.

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Cho campaign runs out of gas


Cho campaign runs out of gas

Stile: new energy for Roy Cho fails to attract donors

A routine campaign event along the banks of a scenic lake in Oakland on Wednesday illustrated just how much life has changed for Roy Cho, the 33-year-old Democrat running for New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District. (Stile/The Bergen Record)

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Hudson County Democrat Machine looks to push Cho in Bergen County


file photo Boyd Loving Hudson County Democrat Machine in Ridgewood

Hudson County Democrat Machine looks to push Cho in Bergen County 

Ridgewood Nj, In the latest attempt by the Hudson County Democratic Machine to take over Bergen County , two of Hudson County’s top Democrats are looking to move into Bergen and push Roy Cho .

These are the same forces pushing for over development , higher taxes , and more control of our schools to Washington DC.

CD5 race: Prieto, Sires: Hudson Dems ready to put ‘bodies on the ground’ for Cho

JERSEY CITY – Two of Hudson County’s most prominent Democrats looked north at fellow Democrat Roy Cho’s effort in the Fifth Congressional District race, then offered Election Day help in a traditional Hudson way. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)

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Brigid Harrison’s article on Garrett’s effort for Sandy Aid continues to push distorted myths and misinformation


Scott with Korean War veteran, at the Gold Star Mother’s Day ceremony in Ridgewood.

Brigid Harrison’s article on Garrett’s effort for Sandy Aid continues to push distorted myths and misinformation

She speaks as a homeowner waiting for help and documents the response.

Brigid Callahan Harrison, 47, is Professor of Political Science and Law at Montclair State University. Harrison teaches courses in American politics, and is the author of American Democracy Now (McGraw-Hill Publishers, first edition, 2009; second edition, December; third edition, 2012); A More Perfect Union (McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2010), Power and Society (Wadsworth, 2012) and Women in American Politics (Wadsworth, 2003), and various journal articles. ( )

Timelines are funny things , they don’t lie . Do to lack of coverage by New Jersey Media , many missed the news

By December 17th 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill: More Spending Than Disaster Aid

Garrett Takes the Lead on Flood Aid for Sandy Relief
Jan 4, 2013

Garrett Supports Sandy Aid

Maybe if more the the “Sandy Aid” would have been for Sandy aid Brigid Callahan Harrison would still have her house?

Budget watchdogs have dubbed the 94-page emergency-spending bill “Sandy Scam.”

Garrett’s issues with the “Sandy Aid”  proved fortuitous N.J. politicians urge U.S. not to use Sandy aid for other projects

Democrat Fulop tells Congress NJ’s distribution of Sandy aid has been a ‘disaster’

What the real problem is that the Democrats don’t want to admit they used “Sandy Aid”  to fund special interests and feed lobbyist coffers .
so there is your “Peep” from Garrett
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Garrett, Cho hold first debate for 5th Congressional District seat


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Garrett, Cho hold first debate for 5th Congressional District seat
October 25,,2014
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ , According to the Bergen Record , “The ideological differences between Rep. Scott Garrett, R-Wantage, and his Democrat challenger Roy Cho were on display during their first debate Friday morning hosted by a Hackettstown radio station.”

Basically a Reagan style conservative versus and Obamabot , socialist.

Scott Garrett is seeking his seventh term as representative from the 5th Congressional District against a well financed challenger Roy Cho with some polls showing the race closer than many expected.

Friday’s debate was hosted by WRNJ radio, and moderated by Morning Show host Mike Galley. Topics ranged from health care to education but largely focused on the candidate’s on the role of government spending..

Cho a newbie is considered a proponent of “Obamanomics” by many and a socialist by his critics . Cho seemed to take the view that more government and more government spending , like the president was the answer for everything .

The Record reported , “Cho charged that Garrett’s position on cutting government spending does not protect the interests of his constituents – their tax dollars end up elsewhere if their representative in Washington is not fighting for their needs. He said the 5th Congressional District needs a representative who will spend tax dollars wisely in areas like infrastructure, education and clean energy.

“This is not spending,” Cho said. “This is focusing on how we can have long-term revenue growth.”

Garrett a six term congressmen sits on the House Committee on Financial Services, he is Chairman, Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises and a member of the, Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance. Garrett also sits so the House Committee on the Budget amd Scott is also founder and Chairman of the Congressional Constitution Caucus .

Garret not surprisingly said the biggest problem in Washington is wasteful spending, especially for failed federal programs. It is the taxpayers who earn their money and should be the ones who not only keep it but decide where it goes, Garrett said.

“I believe that Washington has a spending problem and not a revenue problem,” said Garrett, who said he wants to continue to work “to make Washington spend within its means.” .

Garrett also said the federal government should stay out of how children are educated. Garrett said he opposed federal standards like the No Child Left Behind Act and Common Core.

Cho is a big proponent the wildly unpopular “common core” which even the very partisan Bergen County Freeholders all joined forces and in what amounted to mostly a ceremonial vote resoundingly rejected common core. Most critics agree that common core will be a disaster for Bergen high achieving school districts

Garrett, whose daughters were homeschooled, said states, parents and local boards of education should have not only a say in but full control over how their children are educated because they care about them the most – not a Washington bureaucrat.

“As a father, as a parent, I believe the control rests at home,” Garrett said.

Even with education Cho argued though that a “delicate balance” between national standards and local input is necessary for ensuring bright futures for children. Communities should have a say in what works best for their kids, but all students need to be ready to start college or a job with the same set of skills — the federal government should help ensure that.

“We have to involve all the stakeholders,” Cho said.

Then the debate also touched on the candidate’s stances on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare which has been highly controversial and so far lived up to the worst exceptions of the critics.

Garrett said he bought an insurance policy through the system and experienced the opposite of what President Obama had promised — his rates went up by $2,500 and he lost his doctor.

A provision in the Affordable Care Act — sponsored by a Republican senator from Iowa — did require members of Congress and their staffs to enroll in in a Washington, D.C., insurance exchange set up for small businesses and their employees. Lawmakers and aides do receive subsidies from the government, their employer, but depending on the plan chosen and the age of family members covered, rates and deductibles could be higher. That’s because the subsidies are capped and they previously had been part of an insurance pool made up of millions of federal employees nationwide.

Cho once again embraced the presidents plan but acknowledged that there are issues with the act that need to be fixed. Then he asserted that it also has helped many by providing coverage for those with pre-existing conditions and allowing those under 26 to stay on their family’s plan. , which is at best highly debatable .

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Reader says its looks like Roy Cho was ducking New York Taxes by using Manalapan as his domicile


Reader says its looks like Roy Cho was ducking New York Taxes by using Manalapan as his domicile

Manalapan is not in Bergen County.But you are correct, there are plenty of other problems.
My specific problem is very unique. The article states he used his Manalapan address for voting and taxes.

Roy Cho said that after he graduated from law school in 2009, he considered his parents’ home in Manalapan his primary residence even as he lived in an apartment in New York City and then rented an apartment in Hackensack. Cho used the Manalapan address for voting and taxes, and it was on his driver’s license, he said.

Does that mean he filed a tax return using a NJ address and avoided paying NYC resident taxes? If you rent an apartment in NYC, even if Manalapan is your domicile, you are liable for NYC resident taxes.

Please before we get into the “young guy just made a mistake , he is a lawyer working for the Port Authority of New York New Jersey .

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Cho campaign continues to fumble Voter Registration and “Carpetbagger” Claims


Cho campaign continues to fumble Voter Registration and “Carpetbagger” Claims
October 22,2014
the  staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Rep Garrett continued to question Roy Cho’s ties to the district . Garret told the Record  “Most people don’t know who he is or what he stands for, and that’s because he just moved here,”, pointing to the 63 percent of voters who said they had no opinion of Cho.

Cho’s campaign has be mostly been made up of the typical Democrat endorsements , and his pro Obama, pro continuation of the presidents policies . Readers have even dubbed him an”Obamabot”.  Most of his website is used to attack Scott Garrett and misrepresent Garrett’s record ,with little to no substantive discussion on issues .This  Amounts to the same old ,the government knows whats best and is going to save you. Policies let call it Obamnomics,that after 6 years of President Obama resulted in a failing economy, loss of healthcare , weakness in foreign policy , enormous government debt directly impacting the Millennial’s ,who Cho claims to be helping with higher taxes, a weak job market , massive debt , no healthcare and a bleak future .

According to a recent Rasumessen Poll 65% of likely voters  thought the county was going in the wrong direction. ( )

Roy Cho said that after he graduated from law school in 2009, he considered his parents’ home in Manalapan his primary residence even as he lived in an apartment in New York City and then rented an apartment in Hackensack. Cho used the Manalapan address for voting and taxes, and it was on his driver’s license, he said.

Derek Roseman, Cho’s campaign spokesman, told the Bergen Record  Cho decided in April 2013 that he wanted to settle in Hackensack and that he changed his license and other documents to that address. Cho also filed his statement of candidacy in April 2013.

“I’m not a carpetbagger, despite the fact that these claims are coming from Congressman Garrett,” Cho said in Paramus. “The reality is I failed to change my voter registration in a timely enough fashion, like millions of other Americans have failed to do.”

Garrett Spokeswomen Maggie Seidel countered that by saying he failed to change his registration in a timely fashion, Cho was admitting he broke the law. she continued “Also, millions of Americans who make this mistake aren’t corporate lawyers who are running for Congress,” she said.

“Roy Cho should take some time to get his story straight about his voter fraud,” Garrett’s spokeswoman, Maggie Seidel, said in an email to The Record.

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ObamaCare Shunts My Patients Into Medicaid


ObamaCare Shunts My Patients Into Medicaid

Knocked out of private insurance, they are forced to settle for longer waits and worse care

Rep. Scott Garrett Take a minute to read this eyeopening article about ObamaCare written by Dr. Jeffrey Singer, a general surgeon in Phoenix, Ariz. 

His take: “Even if my patients save money by no longer paying premiums, they suffer in the long run by being trapped in a subpar health-care system [Medicaid]… ObamaCare has shifted—and will continue to shift—people into substandard and often-delayed care, all in the name of increasing health-care “coverage.” That is the saddest irony of all.”


Oct. 20, 2014 7:12 p.m. ET

Thirty years of experience in private medical practice uncovers many ironies. For example, recently several of my patients who had been paying for their own individual health insurance informed me that they were forced off private insurance and placed into Medicaid when they signed up for health care at This unwanted change—built into ObamaCare with the intention of helping patients—has harmed them by taking away their freedom to choose a health-care plan that works best for them.

This is not an unusual phenomenon. A recent Boston University/Harvard Medical School study suggests that up to 80% of people participating in ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion have been shifted off their private insurance. These patients’ plans—that they liked, and were told they could keep—did not meet Affordable Care Act requirements, and were wiped out. offered them Medicaid.

But the irony doesn’t stop there. Even if my patients save money by no longer paying premiums, they suffer in the long run by being trapped in a subpar health-care system. A Medicaid card does not translate into quality medical care. In some cases, it does not translate into medical care at all.

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N.J. Democratic congressional candidate Roy Cho’s voting record raises residency questions


N.J. Democratic congressional candidate Roy Cho’s voting record raises residency questions
By Matt Friedman | NJ Advance Media for 
October 20, 2014 at 7:19 PM, updated October 21, 2014 at 12:52 AM

TRENTON — Roy Cho, the Democratic candidate who’s presenting a tough challenge to Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett, says he moved into the congressional district in the summer of 2012.

But records show he cast a vote from Manalapan, 52 miles to the south, in November, 2012 — more than two months after his campaign said he moved to Hackensack, in the 5th Congressional District.

“Roy Cho says he moved to Hackensack in the summer of 2012. So why then did he vote in Manalapan in November 2012?” said Garrett spokeswoman Maggie Seidel. “Either Roy Cho is lying about his residency in the Fifth District or he’s acted illegally by committing voter fraud — or both.”

The records, provided by Garrett’s campaign, show Cho registered to vote in Hackensack in April of 2013 and began voting in the city’s May 2013 municipal elections.

Cho’s 2012 vote in Manalapan, where he grew up and his parents live, was his first vote in New Jersey since 2009. Between 2010 and 2012, the 33-year-old Cho lived in New York City, where he worked as a corporate lawyer. All of his previous votes were made in Manalapan as well.

Under New Jersey law, it’s a second degree crime to cast ballots that are “known by the person to be materially false, fictitious or fraudulent.” A Middlesex County judge, Spencer Robbins, resigned in March after he was charged withvoting twice in Woodbridge while living in Chatham.