This week President Trump held a rally in Wildwood New Jersey.
During this rally in our own state he said horrible things about immigrants, muslims, journalists, Democrats, and our country's democratic principles. In addition to his usual racist and xenophobic statements, he continued his streak of lying about every aspect of his administration. Politifact broke down many of the outrageous claims he made in Wildwood.
Small “d” democracy
By Mark Lurinsky
Two momentous pieces of news in the final weeks of 2019—one, a piece of House legislation and the other a crucial Court of Appeals ruling—tell us what the headline issue of the 2020 national elections should be: once again, healthcare.
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A Clear and Present Danger
Outrageously, President Donald Trump, without informing Congressional leaders or his own Departments of Defense or State, has just told the Turkish autocrat Recep Erdogan that he will remove the small number U.S. forces protecting our Syrian Kurdish allies and permit Turkish tanks to enter northern Syria. At this juncture the prospect for the Kurds, who sacrificed thousands of lives to defeat ISIS terrorists, looks bleak, since the Erdogan regime has vowed to confront, and likely massacre the Kurds. In addition, there is the danger of setting loose thousands of Islamic State detainees that the American-backed Kurds have been holding in makeshift wartime prisons. The terrible message this sends to our friends and our adversaries around the world is that America can’t be relied on when it counts. New Jersey’s Bob Menendez, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has concluded that the president’s action will “invite a fresh wave of terrorism, insurgency and chaos in the Middle East, providing conditions for ISIS to regenerate and allowing Iran and Russia to further entrench themselves in Syria.”
By Andrew Sprung
It's clear that Trump is working to destroy U.S. democracy -- selling U.S. aid and favors to countries in exchange for pursuing trumped-up charges against his political opponents.
Now he's following up via executive order with a bid to destroy Medicare.
In the runaway train that is U.S. healthcare costs, public insurance (Medicare and Medicaid) is the only substantial brake, in that the government sets prices paid to providers. Medicare hospital rates are about half* those paid on average by commercial insurers. Rates paid to physicians average about 78% of commercial rates. In high-demand specialties and regions with few providers, commercial insurers often pay four, five and six times Medicare rates.
Small “d” democracy
By Mark Lurinsky
We have “been very good to Ukraine … [but] I wouldn’t say it’s reciprocal.”
“I would like you to do us a favor though.”
The rapidly mushrooming fallout from this no longer secret July telephone conversation between Donald Trump and the new Ukrainian president, in which Trump blatantly demanded foreign interference to assist his reelection campaign by digging up dirt on Joe Biden has led any number of observers to consider it “the ultimate impeachable act,” well beyond the crimes that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report already laid at Trump’s door in great detail. 
BlueWaveNJ strongly supports the immediate initiation of impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump by the House of Representatives and asks all New Jersey representatives to support this effort.
BlueWaveNJ held a rally Tuesday morning to demand immediate action by the U.S. Senate to fund upgrades in voting security across the country. Representatives from the offices of New Jersey’s Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill, and dozens of activists joined BlueWaveNJ's call for voting security funds.
We are living through unprecedented times. From this summers record melt of the polar ice caps, to the horrific devastation wrought by Dorian, the climate crisis is here and now and increasingly harder to ignore. But as last weeks historic climate town hall demonstrated, we also find ourselves on rapidly transforming political terrain. Could anyone predict that the entire field of Democratic presidential candidates would spend hours detailing their climate policy plans for a national television audience, many of which would have been viewed as impossibly radical less than a year ago?