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Christie apologizes over
lane closures, fires top aide

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/9/2014 12:33:06 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie publicly apologized Thursday for controversial lane closures last year that were arranged by his associates as an apparent act of political revenge, and fired a top aide who was at the center of the scandal. "I come out here to apologize to the people of New Jersey," he said. "I am embarrassed and humiliated." The governor added: "I am stunned by the abject stupidity that was shown here." (Snip) Christie stressed Thursday that he was not involved and that while his political style is tough, "I am not a bully." He said repeatedly that he was betrayed by his staff. Christie maintained that, until this week,

So, his closest RINO circle of confidants "didn´t" know that their leader, Christie, did not have a penchant to punish his political enemies? What exactly do they discuss behind close doors that doesn´t mirror their boss´s wishes?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/9/2014 12:46:12 PM     (No. 9685949)

Exactly OP. Masterful press conference. Bill Clinton couldn´t have done any better.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: AngryAmerican, 1/9/2014 12:50:19 PM     (No. 9685958)

I watched part of the news conference. The Governor did a magnificent job. This shows what a real leader does as opposed to the 24 carat loser in the white house. Turned it off after listening to some of the inane and ridiculous questions from the despicable and loathsome enemedia. The enemedia are desperately trying to pin this on the Governor. If this was Zippy the Wonder Dummy or some other democrat they would be asking such hard hitting questions as ´What is your favorite color?´ and ´Did you have a good time on vacation?´

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 1/9/2014 12:51:41 PM     (No. 9685961)

My post in another thread on the subject: "To those who believe christie handled this as best he could ask the question; Why did this top aide along with his two time campaign manager think this action would please their boss? Looks to me the culture of his administration is corrupt to the core. "

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Reply 4 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/9/2014 1:03:07 PM     (No. 9685979)

We`ll find out 6 months from now the fired `aide` was rehired into a different 6 figure govn job....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bridgepard, 1/9/2014 1:03:40 PM     (No. 9685981)

He´d make a damn better POTUS than the current liar-in-chief.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 1/9/2014 1:24:59 PM     (No. 9686003)

Yes he would # 6. He means what he says, he´s not afraid of criticism,,and I believe he can wipe the floor with Hillary or any other Dem.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: absalom, 1/9/2014 1:25:39 PM     (No. 9686005)

More of the same R´s = good but D´s = bad mantra. Embarassing. Christie is another Liberal Progressive R in the mold of Case, Kean and Cahill. As Gov he is a flop w/a big mouth who presides over the highest per capita taxed state on this planet, a dynamic he has done squat to change. Apparently Jerseyans are to dumb to notice or care. If you liked a loser like Romney, Christie´s your guy!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 1/9/2014 1:26:23 PM     (No. 9686006)

At least on the surface, Gov. Christie holds those responsible accountable, something sorely missing in D.C.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: squid, 1/9/2014 1:31:46 PM     (No. 9686011)

Oh, by the way, has the press decided that someone should be held accountable for the IRS scandal yet, or do they think that if they shout enough about Christie we will forget about their double standard

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/9/2014 1:33:14 PM     (No. 9686012)

I am not a fan of Christie and did not watch the press conference, but why is it that he is held responsible for creating a culture or environment that his aides knew what to do on his behalf (without him directly telling them), but not Obama?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/9/2014 1:33:23 PM     (No. 9686014)

Chris Christie is a tough guy, presiding over a tough state in the Northeast US. He will not be the same kind of Republican one would find in New Mexico, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas. The GOP will not support and vote in lock step in various states. We are not clones. You like your guy? Go for it. I like another guy? I´ll go for it. In the end, I hope we can unite for the country´s good.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/9/2014 1:35:15 PM     (No. 9686018)

What Christie just did with his staff member is called scapegoating, like making someone else the goat while allowing the politician involved to escape. Will it work in this instance, we will have to wait and see. Remember Christie is wading in a sea of liberal Democrats and their media allies who will exaggerate everything that happened in fact or in fantasy to their political advantage.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 1/9/2014 1:42:45 PM     (No. 9686026)

You can never make the far right happy.
They were furious because Romney graciously accepted Melissa Harris-Perry´s apology and moved on.
They wanted him to become enraged and name call , instead of acting like a " wimp " .
When Christie stands up and acts like a strong man, he´s a bully.
Make up your minds.
A couple of orange cones on the GW
is the new Watergate.
The Sec of Defense describes the Commander in Chief , in war time , as disconnected and unsure.
Throwing away the lives of US soldiers.
And that gets swept away to focus on the biggest scandal ever.
Orange cones.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: fairplay, 1/9/2014 1:51:25 PM     (No. 9686035)

The Dems,liberals and MSM thought they had the Knock-out punch to Christie´s presidential aspirations, but they are wrong!

Christie did a great job in defending himself for almost 2 hours.

Christie would do a good job in a presidential debate with anybody , but of course he would find himself debating with the moderators and MSM!

Buono was a soreloser complaining that Christie didn´t take responsibility, but again admitted she did not listen to his 2 hour press conference.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jasmine, 1/9/2014 1:59:14 PM     (No. 9686047)

Wow! Somebody who abused authority was actually fired!

I don´t have to be Christie fan to admire him for accepting responsibility like a grown up. It´s a refreshing contrast with our juvenile, incompetent national "leadership" of recent years.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/9/2014 2:04:56 PM     (No. 9686051)

First let me say that I do not care for Christie, HOWEVER I would love to see him carry on an 8 year vendetta on democrats.
If you think a traffic jam is a big deal, imagine what he could do to Reid, Pelosi and the rest of the scum. My problem is that I doubt if he would do that to democrats..he would go into "hug" mode and start attacking Republicans.
Now, can we go from Fat and Furious to Fast and Furious and nail Obama and Holder?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mizzmac, 1/9/2014 2:19:16 PM     (No. 9686062)

Did the Governor have a teleprompter? No? Didn´t think so.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mizzmac, 1/9/2014 2:19:59 PM     (No. 9686064)

Did he send someone in a skirt out to take the fall for him? No? Didn´t think so?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mizzmac, 1/9/2014 2:20:29 PM     (No. 9686066)

Did he find a way to blame George W. Bush? No? Didn´t think so.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: starboard, 1/9/2014 2:21:10 PM     (No. 9686067)

Can´t help wondering why this story broke now.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 1/9/2014 2:34:29 PM     (No. 9686074)

Bridget Kelly will soon be employed at the I.R.S. as a senior operative in the PDT Div. (Political Dirty Tricks Division). They can properly channel her expertise.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 1/9/2014 2:38:18 PM     (No. 9686076)

Christie is a bully and a loser and will not vote for him under any circumstances.

The rest of you idiot sheep can vote for him.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/9/2014 2:46:58 PM     (No. 9686086)

Not fit to be a governor, let alone a POS POTUS like O-Bomber is.

We have ZERO tolerance (for our current POS POTUS, that´s true)...
for six year old boys who...
kiss a girl at school (sex offender, sexual assault, suspension)...
or who point a finger as though it were a gun (gasp! suspension!)...

But we have a governor who creates a public safety hazard...
for more than one day...
in the most important metropolitan area in the world...
over his vindictive pettiness...
or out of sheer incompetence & inability to control his staff...
(sounds like Billyboobboob Klintoon, I know).

If the media think they are geniuses for destroying The FAT WAn...
over this issue...
Guess who the 2016 GOP nominee will be... ?

Ted Cruz, that´s who.
The media Ho´s aren´t quite as asstoot as they´d like to believe...
Ted Cruz will step up and step in...
and win the White House in 2016.

It´s a Win-Win-Win.
Rid of The FAT WAn...
Rid of Hill-err-ee-ass Herself and her rapist hubby...
Not to mention rid of the vice-presidunce...
Have Ted Cruz as the next president.
What´s not to like?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Megrits, 1/9/2014 3:03:25 PM     (No. 9686096)

Sorry, but this is nothing more than the disgusting leftist, pro Obama media trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. I am MUCH more concerned about the radical leftist being appointed at the DOJ, the theft of the best healthcare system in the world by a bunch of Marxist thieves, and that it is quite possible we will have another four years of the professional grifters back in the People´s House. Not to mention the fact that one of those grifters considers the slaughter of four Americans at Benghazi to be "no big deal".

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Reply 25 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/9/2014 3:12:16 PM     (No. 9686102)

Usually the Leftmedia wait until the GOP has nominated their candidate before they turn into full-jackal mode.
They´re way early with this one.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 1/9/2014 3:12:38 PM     (No. 9686103)

It´s been a long time since I´ve been able to "like" a political post by #12. We just see things differently. But I did so above. Christie has done here exactly what I said he should do on another thread.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: T-Bubba, 1/9/2014 3:45:36 PM     (No. 9686139)

I am scratching my head, bewildered as to how the (currently, slightly less) obese tub of sludge could claim to have suffered several sleepless nights, given that he just now heard about the traffic mess caused by his closest aides.

Oh, the tangled web we weave...

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Reply 28 - Posted by: zzzghy, 1/9/2014 4:17:21 PM     (No. 9686173)

At this point, what difference does it make?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 1/9/2014 4:31:33 PM     (No. 9686181)

Perhaps the adage that people vote according to a candidate´s looks is true otherwise nasty personal slurs would not be included while discussing a situation.
Since 42% of the voters now claim they are Independents where does that leave the GOP factions who cry I will not ever and so on?
They will not pick a creditable candidate and move into the winning force needed.
Instead they will continue fighting over only partially supported choices. perhaps the only way to rid ourselves of the progressives is to vote dem in the primaries 2016 and select the dems candidate for them.
No more Obama or Hillary could be the result.
Ted Cruse Yes Christie NO for the good of the nation not our personal satisfaction.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Woodabela, 1/9/2014 6:20:07 PM     (No. 9686268)

It´s a shame New Jersey doesn´t have any WW II Veterans Monuments or parks to close when a political message needs to be sent. A guy who does that is seen as heroic, at least by the press. But a pol who closes bridge lanes -- whether or not he knew anything about the closure -- is called thin-skinned and fat.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: avital2, 1/9/2014 7:06:14 PM     (No. 9686301)

and how is it that these e mails fell into the newspaper´s hands, i wonder? welcome to the 2016 race - i smell a .....rat!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: FormerNYer, 1/9/2014 7:29:00 PM     (No. 9686311)

I wonder why the governor didn´t ask the reporter from the NYSlimes why his newspaper hasn´t gone after the IRS scandal with such vim & vigor.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/9/2014 7:51:37 PM     (No. 9686346)

Christie: "Let´s you and him fight."

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Tsquare, 1/9/2014 7:59:59 PM     (No. 9686352)

Had I so impeded traffic, I would be in jail

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Reply 35 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/9/2014 8:00:18 PM     (No. 9686353)

From what little I have read it seems like Christie put on his big boy pants and will come out of this the winner. He appears to be a consummate politician. I think I will wait for the book for all the facts.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: saryden, 1/9/2014 9:23:15 PM     (No. 9686417)

I read a report that Christie has four Islamists on his Muslim Outreach Committee ... not merely Muslims, but Islamists... whereas Obama has six Muslim Czars. America needs to do much better than either of these two!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: fayebeck, 1/9/2014 10:18:36 PM     (No. 9686453)

By the way. Has anyone heard from John Corzine recently?

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
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

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

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