NJ Democrat Operative Advocates Hunting Republicans

James Devine, a well known New Jersey Democrat operative and local newspaper publisher from Union County, responded to the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise and three others yesterday by creating the hashtag #HuntRepublicans and #HuntRepublicanCongressmen on his social media accounts.  Devine declared that Democrats are “in a war” with Republicans.

New Jersey Democrats will hopefully condemn Devine as a disturbed whack job…which a great case can be made for.  But maybe they won’t. It is disturbing that Deborah Howlett, a faculty member at Rutgers University, the former Executive Director of NJ Policy Perspective and former Governor Jon Corzine’s Communications Director in 2008 and 2009, “liked” another of Devine’s offensive posts which was made at about the same time yesterday but did not include the “Hunting Republicans” hashtag.  Howlett is a member of the NJ Democrat elite and should know better than “liking” a whack job’s social media posts.

As we have seen recently in the case of former Brookdale Community College Trustee Joe DiBella, “liking” offensive social media posts is grounds for banishing a Republican from public life.

In 2015, then Monmouth Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal, now a candidate for State Senate in LD 11, went after two prominent Monmouth County Republicans for “liking” questionable posts on facebook.  The Asbury Park Press participated in Gopal’s witch hunt at that time.

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Howlett will likely get a pass because she is a LGBT activist with powerful friends in the NJ media and Democrat establishments.

Back to Devine who was a troll before Al Gore invented the Internet.

His Monmouth County connection goes back to at least 2005 when he ran the Democrat Assembly race in LD 13 against Assemblywoman Amy Handlin and then Assemblyman (now LD12 Senator) Sam Thompson.  Devine blamed his loss in that campaign on The Asbury Park Press for giving Handlin, a Monmouth County Freeholder at the time, favorable coverage because of her religion.

“It’s incredible someone could say such a thing,” Handlin said of a Web site (Devine’s) that alleges she was handled with kid gloves by the region’s major daily newspaper because she is Jewish. “It’s so sick, you have no idea how many people have been calling me about this…. He’s chosen to make my Jewishness an issue.”

In 2014 when he was a candidate for mayor of Rahway, Devine was convicted of shoplifting two bags of prewashed lettuce, a protein supplement and hair conditioner, value $22.47, from a local Shop Rite.  Devine said he was going to appeal the conviction.  MMM can’t find a record of the appeal.

On his website, JamesDevine.org, the Democratic operative is soliciting “donations.”

The donation page includes official appearing language warning that donations are required to be reported to State and federal authorities and are not tax deductible. The only use of the word “campaign” on the donation page is in the name of the company that processes the donations, Trail Blazer Campaign Services Inc.

Devine’s website includes a disclosure that it is “Paid for by Rahway Democrats for Change  PO Box 1061, Rahway NJ 07065
(732) 762-8455 Copyright © 2014 James J. Devine.

Searches for Rahway Democrats for Change on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission website and the Federal Election Commission’s website came up empty.

According to GoDaddy’s whois service, jamesdevine.org is owned by James Devine and the site’s Tech Organization is Devine Media of Rahway.

We’re not publishing the physical addresses of Devine’s home or business, nor his email address or phone numbers.  GoDaddy published them.

Posted: June 15th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Democrats, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, New Jersey, NJ Democrats, NJ Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

9 Comments on “NJ Democrat Operative Advocates Hunting Republicans”

  1. Sanders needs to be arrested and sent to jail said at 12:30 pm on June 15th, 2017:

    It’s terrorism.


    Sanders to faithful: Take down Trump, take over Democratic Party

    “Chicago (CNN)Bernie Sanders’ permanent “political revolution” rolled into Chicago on Saturday night, as the Vermont senator called on progressive activists gathered here to beat back President Donald Trump’s agenda while remaking the Democratic Party.”

    And just a few days later, a man from the Chicago area attempts to ASSASSINATE Republicans.
    Why are the “news”papers not calling the ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT what it is… an ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT. Why is no one investigating Sanders or other liberal losers who are actively advocating violence. The DNS email leaks prove that the DNC leadership is advocating violence.

    Sanders should be arrested and thrown in jail for conspiracy to commit murder pending his trial; there is more than enough evidence.

  2. Jen said at 12:42 pm on June 15th, 2017:

    Words have impact and people who are in leadership positions have the power to speak positively and promote change in a positive way, or to use their words speaking negatively promoting hate and inspiring negative actions that are to the detriment of others. Shame on Devine for making statements that discredit any valid position the party may hold. Devine has demonstrated he is part of the problem and definitely not part of the solution.

  3. Read More said at 1:04 pm on June 15th, 2017:

    This kook has a long history. Not just shoplifting, he was also a deadbeat dad, he overcharged for public notice advertising in his newspapers, failed to report campaign finances to ELEC, and even anti-Semitism. Read more!

  4. Peter Carroll said at 1:19 pm on June 15th, 2017:

    This is exactly the kind of sick untrue rhetoric that has led to and encouraged this shooting in the first place. It’s disgusting and irresponsible. This man should be held accountable by any prospective clients and should be removed from the roster of any news outlets he ever contributes to. Shameful, just simply shameful.

  5. Tom Stokes said at 4:12 pm on June 15th, 2017:

    A hunter knows how to aim and shoot.

    Most loonie leftists wouldn’t know one end of the barrel from the other.

    On the other hand, those of us who served in the military and proudly wore the uniform of our country were trained on the proper use of weapons. We will hit what we aim for.

    We support the 2nd Amendment not just to prevent a government dedicated to tyranny, but also to protect our country from those who would shut down free speech that conflicts with their twisted and hateful lunacy.

    I really don’t think these putrid snowflakes have thought this out.

    Say a prayer for them that the hatred in their hearts might be turned to respect for the views of others.

    Debate and civil dialogue on issues, not the politics of personal destruction, is the only correct way to handle differences of opinion.

    The alternative, a civil war resulting in widespread death and destruction, would not be good.

    If the NJ democrat party does not immediately and publicly rebuke these loonie toons, every NJ voter must unite to throw out of office those who condone such stupidity.

    Ballots, not bullets, are the only way!

    Wake up, America!

  6. TheDigger said at 4:31 pm on June 15th, 2017:

    FLASH – June 15 2017 …. ex FBI Director Comey just offered asylum by Russian President Vladimir Putin!

    Was Comey the “Colluder in chief”?


  7. The Terminator said at 4:49 pm on June 15th, 2017:

    You are right. GoDaddy does have his address and phone number.


    While I will not provide his Rahway address, his telephone number is 732-340-1980.

    Why not call him and say hello?

  8. JimBo said at 5:42 pm on June 15th, 2017:

    Narcissistic “Rich” people? I don’t see the Clinton’s, Kerry’s, Gore’s or Obama’s pulling a 9 to 5’er!

  9. "Hypocrisy, said at 9:54 am on June 16th, 2017:

    thy name is Leftists!”