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Rumors of Chris Christie´s Demise
Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Atlantic, by David A. Graham

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Posted By:Honeybadger, 1/9/2014 6:23:59 AM

t´s a bad day for Chris Christie. Like, even worse than stuck-in-traffic-for-hours-trying-to-get-over-the-bridge bad. But let´s not overstate it.The New Jersey governor has been tangentially involved in a scandal over the closure of several lanes of the George Washington Bridge between New Jersey and New York. The bridge is run by a bi-state agency, the Port of Authority of New York and New Jersey, and David Wildstein, a Christie-appointed Port Authority official violated protocol last fall by suddenly shutting down lanes of traffic on the bridge. Wildstein resigned last month. Christie has long denied accusations that the closure was political, but

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tulipwood, 1/9/2014 6:31:12 AM     (No. 9685442)

I am a Republican voter and I wasn´t going to vote for him anyway.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Janjan, 1/9/2014 6:34:02 AM     (No. 9685444)

Let all the RINO´s eat each other before the primaries. Then we can vote.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 1/9/2014 6:44:03 AM     (No. 9685463)

#2, problem is, there probably aren´t any Conservatives who could win.

How´s President Elizabeth Warren sound to you? obama will probably leave his playbook with her.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NancyD, 1/9/2014 6:44:49 AM     (No. 9685464)

All of this is a pile on from the media.

Why would Christie do this when he had a 24% lead over his opponent?

I don´t really care for Christie, I think he´s a blowhard opportunist but the spin that the leftwing media is turning now is unbelievable.

All of this stupid stuff is out there in the media crazed world right when Gate´s book hits the bookshelves and when the NYT´s Benghazi fantasy piece is being torn to shreds.

Smoke and mirrors.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 1/9/2014 6:51:45 AM     (No. 9685469)

FTA:"Clearly, heads will roll in Trenton. Not only will Christie have to fire people close to him, he may well have to admit the closure was political, despite what he said before. It´s a big black eye. And what´s more, it plays into an emerging theme about Christie: that he´s a bully prone to petty acts of retribution."

The Atlantic is confused. This would be a resume enhancement for a Demoncrat; it will not work with Conservatives and Republicans.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: qr4j, 1/9/2014 6:52:03 AM     (No. 9685470)

Chris Christie may be a bully -- that´s how the LSM want us to view him anyway. And he´s not my first choice for POTUS either. That being said, I´d vote for him and nearly any Republican over ANY Democrat in 2016.

In light of Syria and Libya and Iran and North Korea, etc., maybe we need more of a bully and less a wimp like Obama, Biden, and Hillary!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MissMolly, 1/9/2014 7:01:45 AM     (No. 9685479)

Me too, #6.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 1/9/2014 7:07:49 AM     (No. 9685488)

Reply 5 is assuming Christie ordered this. Nothing is more unlikely. He is not an idiot.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Desert Fox, 1/9/2014 7:08:11 AM     (No. 9685489)

Actually, being presumptuous of Christie Kreme being the 2016 G.O.P. Presidential nominee is One Donut too Far!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jerseyden, 1/9/2014 7:16:54 AM     (No. 9685501)

How can anyone think Christie had anything to do with this. How many other Dem mayor´s endorsed him.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 1/9/2014 7:19:44 AM     (No. 9685506)

If Christie is "not an idiot," then why did he snub Romney with his keynote speech and then carry on a very public bromance with Obama?

Christie has shown us his true colors. I believe he wanted retribution and ´plausible deniability,´ too.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Passion, 1/9/2014 7:29:46 AM     (No. 9685519)

4, 8 and 10 - read 11…..this is who Christie is….this is what he does….it´s like the IRS scandal and Obama - whether or not he ordrered it specifically, this is WHO these people are and they hire those who are like minded.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: suedotsue, 1/9/2014 7:31:02 AM     (No. 9685520)

The left wants to make sure its pals in the former GOP run another unelectable so-called moderate who has nothing but contempt for Americans who pay the bills and freely expresses this contempt. A la Nelson Rockefeller. The UniParty, the former GOP, is in business for one reason, to make millions during elections. It has no ideology. Democrats have lots of ideologies. The UniParty´s only ideology is hating Americans who pay the bills.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: snapper451, 1/9/2014 7:36:11 AM     (No. 9685528)

Christie is McCain 2.0 for the media. McCain was supposed to be the setup man to ensure Hillary winning in 2008 but then along came Barry. Same thing this time, Christie will be the pawn for Hillary in 2016 if the MSM has their way. Back in 2008, McCain would have publicly stated that he was going to vote for Hillary. In fact, God help us if she wins, McCain will be in her cabinet.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/9/2014 7:36:57 AM     (No. 9685529)

The biggest mess the Kenyan will leave us with is the damaged health care system. Ben Carson is the only answer at this point.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: lazyman, 1/9/2014 7:45:20 AM     (No. 9685535)

I´d rather be in a traffic jam then be audited by the IRS but that´s just me. Of course this points to a major systemic problem in American politics.
Both parties hate the other party and want to get their pound of flesh. Problem is we all have a fifty-fifty chance of being the victims.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: My 2 Cents, 1/9/2014 7:53:16 AM     (No. 9685542)

Christie never had our vote for President. We are Republicans, but no way.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dagger, 1/9/2014 8:01:42 AM     (No. 9685552)

The media and the Dems act as though the "bully" label offends them. Ever hear of Lyndon Baines Johnson ? Christie is not my guy but I agree with #5 and #6.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/9/2014 8:12:53 AM     (No. 9685563)

Just the Left picking and protecting it´s candidate of choice...again.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 1/9/2014 8:20:36 AM     (No. 9685574)

I am a bit surprised that so many who have demanded more aggressive and "in the face" behavior from the GOP (as proof of possessing male genitalia) are so appalled that Governor Christie is aggressive and in the face.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: steveW, 1/9/2014 8:21:03 AM     (No. 9685575)

The loathsome MSM loves anything that can distract from Obama scandals.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/9/2014 8:23:08 AM     (No. 9685580)

FTA..."that he´s a bully prone to petty acts of retribution."

Perfect description of zippy, except that his acts of retribution are sometimes more than petty.



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Reply 23 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 1/9/2014 8:24:13 AM     (No. 9685581)

Who gives a rats behind about some fat slob in New Jersey....Lucianne.com stop wasting our time with articles on jokes.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Donna M, 1/9/2014 8:27:47 AM     (No. 9685584)

I´m a NJ voter and refused to add to his 24 point margin. All you need to know about the Fat Man is his arrogance and sharp elbows. Republican---it´s all about HIM. Aside from Krispy´s ego seizure at the 2012 convention, his bromance with Ofascist, and the mysterious Sandy fund that his wife runs that hasn´t disbursed a dime, he´s done a million things to undermine any rising stars in the national Republican Party and especially in NJ. Example: Instead of lending his prestige and pressing the RNC to send $$ to Steve Lonegan, a former mayor who ran a fine and unexpected close race against the Next Magic Anointed One (Cory Booker), the FM spent millions to set the election in October and did not lift his sugar-dusted pinky to help Lonegan in any way. Nasty and vindictive.

Christie should not expect the slightest bit of help from Jersey Conservatives. Glad it happened now and not in 2015. We don´t need his brand of candidate. The fact that the liberal Atlantic shows a little regret about this all should tell y´all something.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/9/2014 8:28:13 AM     (No. 9685585)

I´m voting for whomever opposes Hillary.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Avogadra, 1/9/2014 8:29:33 AM     (No. 9685589)

How is this different from what a Democrat would do? The people Chris Christie hires gives us an indication of who he really is. If we don´t like it, we need to be looking for somebody else for 2016.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/9/2014 8:38:41 AM     (No. 9685607)

#15, Ben Carson seems intelligent and to be a nice guy. List for me, other than those two things, his qualifications to be president and please keep in mind that Zero, having absolutely NO qualifications but he became president, is not allowed on the list.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/9/2014 8:38:57 AM     (No. 9685608)

If we start with the, "I don´t like "X", but I will vote for him before I will vote for the democrat nominee, the establishment candidate will be a shoe in. I don´t like Christie and I will not vote for him. There comes a time when conservatives have to take a stand. If we truly believe in the concept of smaller government, less taxes and regulations, and a strong military, we must vote for the candidate who represents those ideas. The worst thing we can do is vote for someone who represents more of the same. Now more than ever we must rally like minded voters of both parties to our side because we have the solutions. It is not about party. It is all about the philosophy of who we are as a people, where we came from-our heritage, and where we are going. Real effective power to change comes from the people, not a party. Look where the two parties have gotten us. It is time to return power where the founders intended, to the people. Therefore, I am not supporting Christie, period. I want my country back.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: chiritwo, 1/9/2014 8:47:29 AM     (No. 9685617)

The press is all over this - it´s just starting. Hey press, what about Benghazi, the IRS scandal, Fast and Furious etc. To the press, grow up and start helping the country.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 1/9/2014 8:55:08 AM     (No. 9685631)

The idea, #20, was for the GOP to be more aggressive in attacking Democrats; not for them to start attacking us. Going after a Democrat mayor is fine. Doing so by inconveniencing and endangering the citizens you are paid to represent is unconscionable.

I am inclined to agree with #8 that Christie probably didn´t order this. However, he is responsible for it, and he has to deal with it. He needs to fire some people pronto.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 1/9/2014 9:00:48 AM     (No. 9685640)

#27..
1. He´s NOT a lawyer.
2. He´s a Medical Doctor, thus trained in solving problems and life-or-death decision making.
3. He´s Honest.
4. We know his impressive history...nothing is hidden.
5. He´s Conservative.
6. He´s personable and understanding.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/9/2014 9:07:05 AM     (No. 9685644)

#31, that isn´t enough for this voter. There are thousands of people, maybe millions, in this country who sport every single one of those attributes. Few of them have any executive experience. We have seen what happens when that critical skill is missing. I like to hear and read Dr. Carson. I seriously doubt he is interested in running for President and that´s another reason he´s not a good prospect.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: K620, 1/9/2014 9:09:20 AM     (No. 9685647)

I, like apparently many of my L-dot friends here, hope this is indeed the demise of Chris Christie. The man is indeed a bully and a hypocrite and a nasty, classless man: calling an average Joe an idiot or a "numbnuts" is beneath the dignity of his office. Maybe I could overlook some of that if he cared at all about the Republican party, but his Obama hug right before the national election, which maybe tipped Ohio or Virginia to Duh Won, and his choosing to have a special election for US Senate which gave the seat to Democrat Cory Booker (when he could have appointed a Republican to the vacant seat and then that Republican could have run again as an incumbent and maybe the Rs could get control of the Senate) shows that all he cares about is his own sorry self. A choice of Chris Christie or Hillary: just kill me.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 1/9/2014 9:16:29 AM     (No. 9685651)

Anyone have an address for Bridget Anne Kelly?

I´d like to send her a dozen roses. Maybe a box of chocolates. Godiva.

I´m one of those who has cast her last vote for the "He´s not as bad as the Democrat."

We keep defining Conservatism down. Look what we´ve got. Boehner and McCain and McConnell, et al. Not a Conservative in the lot of them. Go along to get along, and defend their own personal gravy train. I´m fed up to here with it. I´m going to do exactly what I found so odious in others in the last presidential --those who refused to vote for Romney: withhold my vote for anyone who is rubbing elbows with the Communist Left --and the head of that list is the Obese One from the Garden State. I hope this mini-scandal dogs him right into retirement from public life.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: nasa333, 1/9/2014 9:19:24 AM     (No. 9685653)

The Republican hierarchy will nominate Christy to run in 2016 and he will be defeated by Hillary.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/9/2014 9:30:57 AM     (No. 9685671)

The MSM pretends to be horrified at the Christie administration´s punishing political opponents, while pretending not to see that Christie is simply taking page from the book of his idol, Obama. Punishing political opponents? Remember Obama´s IRS targeting Tea Party members, while giving left wing groups a free pass?

Christie is mostly guilty of behaving like a Democrat; not surprising, considering that he was born and bred in New Jersey.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: hot coffee, 1/9/2014 10:02:38 AM     (No. 9685697)

The elite talk radio Establishment is joining the MSM on a story about Gov. Christie´s staff´s involvement in a region political fight.

They´re also giving it a lot more attention than the revelations by Robert Gates about Bam Bam and HRH Queen Hillary.

That´s both telling and troubling.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: barbara joy, 1/9/2014 10:11:16 AM     (No. 9685709)

Funny how Hillary´s major opponent has this story come out now - maybe to take the heat off of her caused by the Gates book?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 1/9/2014 10:46:30 AM     (No. 9685742)

I haven´t completely made up my mind on who and what this guy is, but I do know that as a conservative I would have a very hard time voting for him.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: msjena, 1/9/2014 10:46:49 AM     (No. 9685743)

This won´t cost him Republican votes if he is the nominee, but it will cost him votes by Democrats that might have crossed over and also, some independents. Magazines like The Atlantic are happy to prop up someone like Christie, who will be easy to knock down if he gets the Republican nomination.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: spahrkl, 1/9/2014 10:47:47 AM     (No. 9685745)

the press is giving more attention to this than the Benghazi issue. I am getting so jaded that the thought came to me that maybe one Democrat did this against the Dem Mayor to make it look like Christie is to blame.

Sorry, I just don´t trust any flash news. Too many journalists write what they think happened rather than the facts.

As for Christie, I am not impressed. He´s too Eastern and isn´t representative of the whole US IMHO.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: rmagnus, 1/9/2014 10:50:01 AM     (No. 9685749)

Where was this type of investigative journalism when the current bully in the White House was running for President?



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Reply 43 - Posted by: geronimo, 1/9/2014 10:56:11 AM     (No. 9685760)

I´m good with anything that locks Christie in NJ. We already have one Muslim-lover in the WH. We don´t need to follow him up with a second.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/9/2014 10:56:13 AM     (No. 9685761)

No diff to me. Unless the Pubbies get their collective head out of the darkness, I voted GOP for the last time in ´12.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: kiwikit, 1/9/2014 11:03:06 AM     (No. 9685769)

Has the Port Authority bully been fired? He should be.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: MissMolly, 1/9/2014 11:07:36 AM     (No. 9685783)

I´m sure the Democrats will welcome you, #44. As for me, I´m still trying to get the good guys back in control.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/9/2014 11:07:42 AM     (No. 9685784)

Any time a RINO is destroyed pleases me greatly

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Reply 48 - Posted by: AnnaS, 1/9/2014 11:25:01 AM     (No. 9685815)

#47 you think its smart to destroy our own? I am not a fan if Christie, but, like 6 & 7, I will SURELY vote for him over ANY Democrat!!! You prefer Hillary I suppose?

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Reply 49 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 1/9/2014 11:25:32 AM     (No. 9685816)

Bob Dole, Juan McCain, Mitt Romney, Chris Christie - Questions?

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Reply 50 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 1/9/2014 11:46:11 AM     (No. 9685855)

The "Anybody But" chorus has begun.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/9/2014 11:48:36 AM     (No. 9685860)

Republicans continue their tradition of committing political suicide.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: jglas, 1/9/2014 12:02:57 PM     (No. 9685886)

To me the significance of this is that the MSM is turning on Christy. They have been champions of Christy. He has been their choice to take the Republican nomination. The only explanation I can think of for the turn is that the MSM now fear Christy could actually beat Hillary and so are taking the opportunity to dispatch him. I´m inclined to ignore it all. If they do him in politically, no tears shed here. If he survives, well maybe it will knock him out of the number one Republican candidate spot. His only attraction to me was he did well in the polls and I think it´s mandatory for the survival of the country as a free state that the democrats be expelled from power.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: nevernaught, 1/9/2014 12:23:59 PM     (No. 9685908)

I´m going to say this as politely as possible. Every time Obama or one of his underlings messes up, he never takes responsibility for the mess created. The buck never stops with him and we rightfully call him on it.

I expect no less from Christie or any other government leader. There was a lady in an ambulance who died on that bridge while traffic was stalled, and everyone sitting there was totally inconvenienced one way or the other and the buck stops with him.

He was combative and sarcastic when first talking to reporters. The orders for the blockage came from his administration and therein lies the problem. The very fact that an employee could suggest such a situation as political payback is stunning. That made the whole thing political. Firing that employee now is also political.

The latest Gallop Polls indicate that 42% of voters now identify themselves as independents, 31% as Democrats, and 25% as Republicans. These aren´t registration numbers, they are how people feel right now. The Republican Party is a dying institution, and Party heads deny any problems with their own behavior or decisions.

A large majority of the electorate do not want amnesty for illegal criminals but Republican heads will still vote for any amnesty bill that comes along. Christie himself was/is pushing a dream act for illegals. They are all out of touch.

I think Christie is toast. I again will vote for any Republican nominee who runs for President. I always do. Next time I re-register to vote though, it will be as an Independent. Perhaps when the Republican poll registration numbers get down to the 10% level, they might just pay some attention.

This country is in deep trouble and they do nothing.









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Reply 54 - Posted by: armywife85, 1/9/2014 12:26:17 PM     (No. 9685913)

Get out and vote in the primaries. That is how you deal with RINO´s like Chris Christie. That being said....if he gets the GOP nod I will hold my nose and vote for him.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: octrojan, 1/9/2014 12:31:38 PM     (No. 9685923)

Pretty childish to go with the "I won´t vote for him ever ever ever against anyone." You just make yourself sound silly. Of course you´ll vote for Christie over Warren, Biden, Hillary or (insert hard-lefty Dem here).

I guess it´s cute to say stuff like that, but 2016 will be one of those defining elections again. We can survive a radical for 8 years, but 16 years of this? Good luck standing on your purity.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: jt26, 1/9/2014 12:32:48 PM     (No. 9685924)

Gasbag Von Blimpington is learning that playing nice with Democrats gets you nothing except a shiv in the back. Big Fat Cryin RINO.


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Reply 57 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/9/2014 4:52:03 PM     (No. 9686201)

#46; If we ever see a Conservative I´m with you. As for me, I´m off the plantation.
Thank God I´m free at last.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/9/2014 4:55:19 PM     (No. 9686203)

Thank you # 24. I think special heed should be given to the opinions of those who LIVE in NJ and endure Governor Christie´s governance or lack thereof. The press covers for Christie and I appreciate your giving us the real scoop. (yes, the press is picking on him now but they have let this icky man slide on a lot because he hugged their Herobama.)

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A co-founder of the Pinkberry frozen yogurt chain who was convicted last year of beating a homeless man with a tire iron over a tattoo he considered disrespectful was sentenced on Friday to seven years in prison. Young Lee, a 49-year-old South Korean kick boxer-turned-architect who parted ways with Pinkberry in 2010, was convicted in November of assault with a deadly weapon, along with special allegations that he caused great bodily injuries to his victim. A spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Lee was sentenced to the maximum of four years in prison for the assault, with an

Missing airliner may have
flown on for 7 hours
Washington Post, by Chico Harlan, Ashley Halsey III    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 3/15/2014 6:38:47 AM     Post Reply
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday that a missing passenger jet was steered off course after its communications systems were intentionally dismantled and could have potentially flown on for seven additional hours. In the most comprehensive account to date of the plane’s fate, Najib drew an ominous picture of what happened aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, saying investigators had determined there was “deliberate action by someone on the plane.”

Dems´ new 2014 plan:
Neutralize Obamacare
Politico, by Dan Hohmann    Original Article
Posted By: HoneyBadger- 2/17/2014 10:42:25 AM     Post Reply
Democrats know their biggest problem in this year’s midterm election is Obamacare. So top party operatives have settled on a strategy to try blunting the GOP’s advantage: Tell voters Republicans would make the problem worse — raising prescription drug prices, empowering insurance companies and even endangering domestic violence victims.The battle plan, details of which were in a memo obtained by POLITICO, recognizes the unpopularity of the Affordable Care Act. But it also banks on voter fatigue with the GOP’s relentless demands for repeal and counts on poll-backed data that show many Americans would rather fix Obamacare’s problems than scrap it

HHS won´t say if Sebelius is
fundraising for Obamcare
Washington Examiner, by Susan Grabtree    Original Article
Posted By: HoneyBadger- 2/17/2014 10:03:04 AM     Post Reply
First in a series of stories on the Obama administration´s outside fundraising efforts to promote Obamacare enrollment.Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other department staff may be continuing to solicit private donations to help an outside group promote the president´s health care law as the administration works to boost enrollment figures after a troubled fall rollout. News last May that Sebelius had asked business executives and nonprofit groups to donate to Enroll America, a nonprofit organization formed to help encourage millions of Americans to sign up for the new Obamacare insurance exchanges, provoked an uproar among Republicans on Capitol

Backlash builds against CNN for
interviewing George Zimmerman
Fox News, by Howard Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: HoneyBadger- 2/17/2014 7:57:54 AM     Post Reply
George Zimmerman is stepping back into the media spotlight — and that is generating sparks of controversy.It’s understandable that plenty of people never want to see his face again. He is the man who killed Trayvon Martin, and while he was acquitted of murder in their fatal street encounter, the fact remains that an unarmed black teenager is dead. Since the Florida trial that became a media sensation, Zimmerman has had several run-ins with law enforcement. After his wife left him, his 27-year-old girlfriend called police and said he had aimed a shotgun at her, and authorities arrested him and temporarily confiscated a shotgun, assault-style rifle and three handguns.

Woody Allen heckled at ‘After Midnight’
New York Post, by Page Six Staff    Original Article
Posted By: HoneyBadger- 2/17/2014 7:46:06 AM     Post Reply
Woody Allen is continuing to put on a brave face following abuse allegations from his adopted daughter — even attending a Broadway musical where one audience member brazenly yelled, “I think he did it!” Allen, wife Soon-Yi and their two daughters Bechet and Manzie attended the “After Midnight,” matinee starring k.d. lang at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Saturday. The moment the show ended and the crowd stood for the ovation, the famously shy director, who is nominated for Best Original Screenplay for “Blue Jasmine,” and his family made a beeline for the door. But he didn’t go unnoticed by

Ethiopian plane hijacked
to Geneva by co-pilot
Associated Press, by John Heilprin    Original Article
Posted By: HoneyBadger- 2/17/2014 7:09:09 AM     Post Reply
GENEVA — An Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacked a plane bound for Rome on Monday and flew it to Geneva, where he wanted to seek asylum, officials said. The Boeing 767-300 plane with 202 passengers and crew aboard had taken off from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, and landed in the Swiss city at about 6 a.m. (0500 GMT). Officials said no one on the flight was injured.Geneva airport chief executive Robert Deillon told reporters that the co-pilot, an Ethiopian man born in 1983, took control of the plane when the pilot ventured outside the cockpit. “The pilot went to the

ObamaCare—a huge mess
that we’re stuck with
New York Post, by Linda Chavez    Original Article
Posted By: HoneyBadger- 2/15/2014 7:54:32 AM     Post Reply
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the White House has chosen — for the 13th time in a year — to make changes to the Affordable Care Act delaying its full implementation. The law is a mess — passed by Democrats, most of whom hadn’t bothered to read the legislation, without a single Republican vote. Nonetheless, the latest changes announced this week should embarrass even the most sycophantic ObamaCare enthusiast. The act was sold on the promise that the estimated 40 million Americans who were without health insurance would finally be covered. The law forces employers with 50



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Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K


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