The republicans had better look elsewhere for a candidate and not because of "Bridgegate." Remember back when, when we all loved Chris Christie. Ann Coulter swooned over him. We loved his fire and passion. Remember how he fooled us all? Then we wised up (at least some of us) after looking at him a little closer. Colin Powell was the same way. We all loved him, until he opened his mouth.
Now comes the Bridgegate scandal, which because Christie has an "R" after his name, the press will not let him off as they would if he had a "D." Love him or hate him, and if you have a brain it should be the latter, he probably isn't getting out of this one. He may not lose his job, but he might be done running for president. Republicans aren't so forgiving. If he were a democrat, this scandal would be a resume enhancement.
But let's just say he does somehow make it through this; that all is forgiven. Then what? Is he still the frontrunner for 2016? Do we need to support him because he can supposedly beat Hillary, according to some lame poll 2-1/2 years out?
The answer is no. No more voting for someone because the pundit class say he's the only one who can win, until he doesn't.
Putting the scandal aside; is this the man who you wish to be president? If so, this is what you'll get.
Christie publically supports in-state tuition for the children "undocumented immigrants" (criminal aliens).
When questioned about a path to citizenship (code for amnesty) Christie told This Week's George Snuffleupagus in November, "I think the national solution has to be figured by the people who are in charge of our national government — my job is to fix what's going on in New Jersey." In other words George, I'm all for it, but I just can't say that quite yet because I'm a smarmy politician.
But what about the precious "Hispanic" vote? After the last election New Jersey exit polls revealed Christie received 51% of that vote? Wow! That's great, but notice they never say how many votes that is. Is it 51% of 5 million or of 27. Big difference.
Christie: "In the past I've always said that climate change is real and it's impacting our state."
"There's undeniable data that CO2 levels and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere are increasing. This decade, average temperatures have been rising. Temperature changes are affecting weather patterns and our climate."
"I'm certainly not a scientist, which is the first problem," he said. "So I can't claim to fully understand all of this, certainly not after just a few months of study. But when you have over 90 percent of the world's scientists who have studied this stating that climate change is occurring and that humans play a contributing role, it's time to defer to the experts."
Well, I've heard enough. How about you? Actually Chris, the "scientific" fact is that there has been no warming for 15 years now and more likely a slight cooling. That's why the switch from "global warming" to "climate change."
2012: A Clarion Project investigation discovered that at least four Islamists sit on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Muslim outreach committee, which was formed after Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa concluded in May that NYPD intelligence-gathering operations in New Jersey did not break any laws.
All of the information about the Islamist backgrounds of these four committee members is publicly available, yet the Christie Administration picked them to serve as liaisons to the Muslim community of the state. As a result, they are having private meetings with N.J.'s top security officials. This is just the latest example of Christie's embrace of Islamists that should be shunned, not exalted.
Jan, 2013: "The sudden, significant minimum-wage increase in this bill, coupled with automatic raises each year tied to the Unites States Consumer Price Index, will jeopardize the economic recovery we all seek," Christie said in his conditional veto message to the Democrat-controlled Legislature.
On the deadline to act, the Republican governor vetoed the bill (A2162) and countered with a scaled-back proposal to phase in, over three years, an increase of $1.
So the dems are in an uproar and Christie looks like a fighter for the conservative cause. " See, Christie vetoed the minimum wage bill. What more do you want?"
If that is your pro-Christie argument, go back and read it again. Christie, in the tried and true French republican mode is not vetoing the increase. He has learned the establishment's "repeal and replace" formula. A republican can never just veto or repeal something without a proposal to replace it with something that is bad, but not quite as bad. That's the trick.
And finally: These evildoers that ordered the bridge closing were all his very close friends, some from childhood. What does that tell you about his character?
The constant "I don't knows" sound like Obama, who finds out things in the paper.
Also, as Rush pointed out, he said at the recent presser that he just found out about the incident a day earlier, yet minutes before he claimed he hadn't been able to sleep for the past two nights. Huh?
And this is, or at least was the choice of the establishment? What does the say about their character?
Postscript: After completing this article I saw this by Tony Lee at Breitbart: "The traffic scandal that has engulfed Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may strengthen the prospects of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who has always been the default candidate for the GOP establishment and Wall Street."
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