Codey has a senior moment on assault weapons in NJ

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State Street Wire ran this story late this afternoon:

Codey urges Christie to “step up” on gun control

State Sen. And former Gov. Dick Codey today urged the governor to step up and make his voice heard on gun control.

On an appearance on NJTV’s NJ Today, Codey told host Michael Schneider Gov. Chris Christie should join other leaders in calling for a ban on assault weapons.

“Governor, you’ve said the gun issue is a complicated issue,” Codey said while turning to the camera as if speaking straight to the governor. “Respectfully, it’s not. I urge you to join the president, Mayor (Michael) Bloomberg and Gov. (Andrew) Cuomo and get on board with this issue. We’ve been a leader on gun control in this state for a very long time. Step up, do the right thing. Join us.”

When pushed by Schneider on how a state governor could bring about a federal weapons ban, Codey pushed back, saying the governor can raise his voice with others to push for the legislation.

In a wide ranging interview, Codey took aim at the governor’s focus on Superstorm Sandy during Tuesday’s State of the State address. Outlining economic statistics including the 9.6 percent unemployment rate, the foreclosure rate, the slow growth of the economy and the poverty rate, Codey said there are others in the state who are suffering for reasons other than the storm’s destruction.

“I don’t know where he gets all these roses,” Codey told Schneider. “It’s not nice out there. You’ve got Sandy and then you’ve got all of these other people who are suffering as well and he didn’t mention them.”

What was that?

On an appearance on NJTV’s NJ Today, Codey told host Michael Schneider Gov. Chris Christie should join other leaders in calling for a ban on assault weapons.

Memo to Senator Codey: New Jersey has had an assault weapons ban since 1991. The bill passed 22 years ago. You were a Senator then. Now do you remember? Wow, if ever there was an advertisement for term limits.

Codey took aim at the governor’s focus on Superstorm Sandy during Tuesday’s State of the State address. Outlining economic statistics including the 9.6 percent unemployment rate, the foreclosure rate, the slow growth of the economy and the poverty rate, Codey said there are others in the state who are suffering for reasons other than the storm’s destruction.

“I don’t know where he gets all these roses,” Codey told Schneider. “It’s not nice out there. You’ve got Sandy and then you’ve got all of these other people who are suffering as well and he didn’t mention them.”

Now you are sounding like conservatives did a year ago. Remember? You and all your Democrat friends got together and said that same-sex marriage was the most pressing problem in New Jersey.

Conservatives insisted that “the unemployment rate, the foreclosure rate, jobs and the economy” were most important but you said no way… what’s important is same-sex marriage. So you group of assholes made it your “number one priority” and spent all your legislative energy on it… for what?

And now you want to complain about the “unemployment rate, the foreclosure rate, the slow growth of the economy and the poverty rate”? Listen assholes, go play politics with yourself and leave the Governor alone. We may not always agree with him, but Hurricane Sandy was real and its effects remain real while your “number one priority” last year was something you conjured up to play, while the state you claim to represent was melting down.

Senator Codey might just be the biggest asshole in New Jersey politics for making that statement. And that’s saying something, because the competition for that title is pretty intense.

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