Confessions of a Political Hitman

I can honestly say that, in the dozens of confrontations I’ve had over the years with Democratic political hacks and bureaucrats, even when I was illegally being denied public information, I was never, I mean never, treated with with the disrespect and arrogance I met with during my time in New Jersey,

Stephen Marks, Confessions of a Political Hitman (page 269)

More excerpts:

If the only “news” the public gets about politicians is from the politicians’ bogus press releases, and the press is working under the handicap of not having the resources to research the truth, who is left to tell the public what’s really going on? (page 4)

I learned fast that the politicians of both parties are about equal – roughly one-third good folks, one-third assholes, and one-third somewhere in between (which is probably the same, or close to the same, breakdown in other walks of life). However, the most bitter pill for me to swallow was something I knew subconsciously but refused to admit for many years: that Democrats are not even close to Republicans when it comes to personal hypocrisy. While Democrats are indeed hypocrites in so many areas, they can’t hold a candle to the GOP when it comes to the hypocrisy of their so-called “family values.” (page 8)

It was a shock to me. I was absolutely clueless to one of the most basic facts of politics, something I would learn over and over again as Oppo Man; that a large segment of the electorate (on both political extremes) puts zero thought into their political beliefs. Just pure brainless emotion. (pages 39-40)

3. Most Corrupt State Researched by Oppo Man: Tie Between Louisiana and New Jersey: During Oppo Man’s lifetime, much of America’s political corruption has been rooted out. For instance, cities in the sixties and seventies that were famous for dirty politics – New York City, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Cleveland, just to name few – are now cleaned up. However, two states still stuck in a time warp are just as corrupt as they have always been: Louisiana and New Jersey. (page 382)


8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by NJ2AZ on December 31, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Every time people out here in AZ complain about the moron republicans who run this place and how we need to turn the state blue, i point out how i come from a state ‘run’ by democrats and they should be careful what they wish for…


    • Posted by Tough Love on December 31, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      Good point


    • Posted by Anonymous on December 31, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      Sadly it doesn’t matter much these days Blue or Red because Washington is so polarized each parties major policies last no longer than their majority term in office. No thoughtful bipartisan consensus on moving the Country forward. We’re all on an endless merry go round, can’t wait for 2018!


    • Posted by Anonymous on December 31, 2017 at 9:47 pm

      Absolutely we need 8 more years of Krispy Kreme, clearly he’s been lighting things up in NJ?


      • Posted by NJ2AZ on January 1, 2018 at 2:31 pm

        its like everyone forgets how Christie was able to get elected in the first place: The state being completely fed up with democrats

        Christie was g-d awful and of course the idiot electorate can’t possibly consider anything but the two major parties so the democrats get another shot and total control until they undoubtedly blow any good will they may have


        • Posted by Tough Love on January 1, 2018 at 2:39 pm

          g-d awful and arrogant in MANY way, but he saved NJ’s taxpayers about $10 Billion in REAL money (not “accounting”, not “timing”, not “funding”) by suspending the COLAs.

          NOBODY else would have even PROPOSED it.


  2. Posted by boscoe on December 31, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Consider the source. A professional scum bucket and a sex addict to boot. And this poor guy was treated with “disrespect and arrogance” in New Jersey. Boo hoo.


    • I see you might have read the book. I do not disagree but this is a comparative isue and I saw no reason for the author to be prejudiced against NJ so someone operating within a cesspool of the worst type of vermin is still revolted by what goes on in NJ. His background just accentuates the point.


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