Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Christie's bridge scandal leads nowhere

Josh joined the chorus singing a dirge for Chris Christie in the wake of emails released today showing Gov. Blowhard's top aides were involved in creating that massive traffic jam in New Jersey simply for petty political payback. Lot of internet pundits seem to think this is the death knell for Christie's 2016 hopes. I'm not seeing it.

This kind of juvenile ratfuckery is exactly the sort of thing that thrills the crackpot con base. He pissed off a librul Democratic mayor and most of the base considers New Jersey just another outpost of east coast elites. If anything, it's going to raise his ratings with that crowd. If they're even following the story. Unless you use the George Washington Bridge, chances are you don't care if there's another traffic jam in Joisey. Nothing ties our Gov. Blowhard to it directly. A few more people will resign and no one will even remember it in a few weeks.

Steve M thinks what is really going to kill Christie's candidacy is his embrace of a DREAM act that was recently passed in his state. Granted, this will give the crackpots some pause because they hates those illegals but the GOP's biggest problem right now is the loss of the Hispanic vote. Crackpots alone are not enough and for all the noise they make, they're still going to vote for the Republican over the Dimmocrat. Doesn't matter who it is. It's possible Christie will be able to win over enough Hispanic voters to make a difference by supporting immigration reform.

I would love to see something quash Christie's chance to run. I'm just not seeing it yet. Unlike many, I don't want him to run just because it will make such an entertaining contest. The man is dangerous. He could actually win. He would make the worst President ever.

Addendum: Case in point.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

It's not so much that no one cares if it's true, but that the only difference between truth and lies is about which false narrative you subscribe to. But yes, nobody cares about truth, everybody cares about the consequences, about winning and losing.

Palin didn't suffer by supporting a bridge to nowhere - all she had to do was lie and she was absolved. Perhaps Christie won't suffer by lying about knowing nothing. Perhaps that won't be seen as a failure of responsibility. Who knows, it's all just a dog fight and those are hard to predict.

10:07:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

so far it looks like he will get away with it. But you never know, maybe someone will get an hefty offer to write a tell all book.

2:26:00 PM  
Blogger Grung_e_Gene said...

Yeah that's how you treat democRATS!!! And elitest New Yorkers who think they are so much better than everyone!!1!

Plus Christie is still the Koch Brothers guy,

"Five months ago we met in my New York City office and spoke, just the two of us, for about two hours on his objectives and successes in correcting many of the most serious problems of the New Jersey state government," David Koch said. "At the end of our conversation, I said to myself, 'I'm really impressed and inspired by this man. He is my kind of guy.'"

Big Money never sleeps

10:04:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Maybe "my kind of guy" means a guy I just bought?

10:35:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I didn't know that, but not at all surprised to learn it happened.

8:29:00 AM  

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