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Christie’s Apology, Done His Way
New York Times, by Michael Barbaro

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Posted By:FlyRight, 1/10/2014 6:58:32 AM

He was, he said, heartbroken. Embarrassed. Sad. Disappointed. Humiliated.By the end of an extraordinary and exhaustive 107-minute news conference, Chris Christie had transformed himself from a belligerent chief executive, famed for ridiculing his detractors, into a deeply wronged father figure, shaking his head, whispering his words and verging on tears. The bravado had vanished. The certitude was gone. In its place was an entirely new vocabulary of self-doubt and a once unthinkable spectacle: Governor Christie acknowledging a “crisis in confidence,” sleepless nights, second-guessing and nonstop soul-searching. Political apologies generally follow a robotic sequence. The public figure caught doing wrong offers a terse, often

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 1/10/2014 7:15:16 AM     (No. 9686653)

Contrast this with 0bamas apologies for Benghazi, IRS, Fast and Furious, Afghanistan. What! He didn´t apologize or take responsibility! ? Christie is head and shoulders above the mulatto presidential poseur.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: starboard, 1/10/2014 7:27:09 AM     (No. 9686659)

At least he didn´t call it a phony scandal.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 1/10/2014 7:38:09 AM     (No. 9686672)

Indeed, poster #1. Good for him. But, look what else we see here....an msm that just remembered how to ask hard questions of an elected official and do its job. Now, msm, let´s follow through with Obie, Holdie, Bite Me, Kathy Sebie, and the Clintoons. Still can´t put down the bias, msm?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/10/2014 7:42:14 AM     (No. 9686676)

This article did not explain or include a brief description of the issue in any way. Lousy writing. NYTimes. What else is new?
We learned that Christie is an open door, there is a real person here. At the very least, Chris is the exemplary, exact opposite of the secretive, redacted, communist prone, Muslim influenced, cabal driven, lying impersonator, in the White House.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/10/2014 7:46:09 AM     (No. 9686684)

Listen, y´all. Anyone who has grown up with the way politics are played in rough-and-tumble Texas don´t think this story merits a single headline, much less days and days of blanket coverage. I suspect Chris Christie has gained a few fans by the way he has handled this kerfuffle.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Passion, 1/10/2014 7:57:44 AM     (No. 9686700)

Wow, I thought it was a joke, a disaster, a phony staged fiasco. Now, after carefully crafting an image as a tough guy, a go getter, with bravado, we´re supposed to buy this metrosexual "can´t we all just get along" schtick?

Christie is a vengeful NJ thug Sopranos´ politician, period, and he got exposed. Good to get him out of the way now.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 1/10/2014 7:58:36 AM     (No. 9686701)

The question that hasn´t been answered --in fact, I didn´t hear it asked, is, Why?

That´s the piece of the puzzle that´s missing for me. Why?

Because some lowly mayor didn´t endorse Christie? That doesn´t make an iota of sense. Christie had the election won. What difference at that point would the endorsement of the mayor of Ft. Lee, NJ make? Was every mayor of every city, berg and township in New Jersey endorsing Christie and the Ft. Lee mayor was the only one holding out?

I don´t know where the kernel of the idea for this debacle began, with whom it began; maybe if the investigation ever answers that question, they can ask that person Why. Where was the gain?

The only thing that comes to mind is just pure spite and revenge, and if that´s the Why, then it really speaks ill of some of the people Christie has surrounded himself with.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lazyman, 1/10/2014 8:04:50 AM     (No. 9686706)

I hate to be cynical but based on his top aid giving the order and the head bridge guy taking the 5th, I would say the Fatman is going down with one immunity of prosecution being handed out.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/10/2014 8:10:55 AM     (No. 9686714)

Christie´s press conference is just a glimpse of what any Republican candidate for president should expect. It will be a brutal attack everytime. They saw it worked in the past and they are not about to abandon it now. The media sees its job not to inform, but to destroy and is ready, willing and able to do it. Fair warning, Republicans.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: sinic, 1/10/2014 8:19:59 AM     (No. 9686723)

1st thing is ... SOP for LSM is, whenever a Republican is merely mentioned as a potential candidate for president, out come the knives. They might not stab him right away, since part of the program involves making nice the beginning in order to try and look "fair". But, 1st seemingly legitimate chance they get, they make every effort to clean his clock.
2nd thing is ... Sorry, I think that Krispy definitely had a hand in this in this. It was done the Chicago way, which is just like the New Jersey way ... looking like a saint while doing devilish work.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: shamus, 1/10/2014 8:27:57 AM     (No. 9686734)

I don´t want either Christie or Hillary as president. With all the fabulously talented people in the United States there has got to be someone better willing to do the job.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: rmagnus, 1/10/2014 8:29:47 AM     (No. 9686736)

We need to flip this on the MSM and pound away at the contrasting style in coverage and investigation towards Christie as compared to Obama and Hillary Clinton. Conservative talking heads need to be asking openly and often why the Obama scandals aren´t receiving similar attention. When Democrat operatives start yelling for investigations we need to get them to explain why Christie is different from Obama.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz gave such a weak answer to that question from CNN that it was laughable. Of course, every time she lies her hair curls.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/10/2014 8:38:12 AM     (No. 9686747)

Christie took way too long...he loves the cameras and attention, either positive or negative.
Instead of touchy feely, I would have prefered a mature, calm cool apology. PERIOD.
I think everything that can be said about this has been said, and hope this becomes a Christie free zone soon.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Janjan, 1/10/2014 8:44:15 AM     (No. 9686761)

He did about the only thing he could do.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: arkfamily, 1/10/2014 8:44:37 AM     (No. 9686762)

I am really sick of the way our base attacks our own. I may not agree with Chris Christie, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney, or substitute any name you care to but they are respectable men or women. (Just in case a female name came to mind)

We have extreme conservatives and liberals. A lot of voters fall in between and wise politicians realize that they have to work with all of them.

The Tea Party and Republicans can work with each other but it seems like they are ripping each other apart. It is sad to see it happening on this site. Just the fact that someone is being called a "RINO" tells me a great deal. I´m getting to the point where it is difficult to be associated with either of them. That won´t happen because I know what is at risk.

Obama and the Democrats are trying very hard to keep that rift going between the Tea Party and the Republicans because they benefit from it. Unfortunately, there are a lot of conservatives who don´t recognize that and participate in the bashing. We need solid campaigns and that starts with a concrete foundation. I know how to go about it, do you?



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Reply 16 - Posted by: Dreamzzzs, 1/10/2014 8:59:02 AM     (No. 9686778)

#7 thank you! My question too. I doesn´t make any sense. It´s not like Christie and Buono were neck and neck in the polls. It wasn´t a republican mayor that refused to endorse him but a democrat - that´s a shock? Not that I´m saying revenge is justifiable in either of those circumstances but at least you would see a motive. But to undertake a scheme like this when nothing was on the line, well, something is missing. I live in NJ, actually Ramsey with Mrs. Kelly. I do not know her personally but I´ve only heard the nicest things about her. IT JUST DOESN´T ADD UP!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: armywife85, 1/10/2014 9:03:32 AM     (No. 9686784)

I don´t think he did himself any favors by being out there for 107 minutes. He could have done what he needed to do in much less time. Do I believe for one second that this whole bridge fiasco wasn´t his doing? Absolutely not!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/10/2014 9:15:20 AM     (No. 9686796)

Still nothing mentioned about the Port Authority Exec who took the Fifth on the bridge questions. Nor any interviews with Kelly, the aide who was fired.

A poll last night showed Christie slightly ahead of PIAPS: do the math.



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Reply 19 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 1/10/2014 9:19:50 AM     (No. 9686800)

Those of us paying attention know the MSM go after conservatives with a vengeance and protect Obama, Hillary and libs in general, at all cost. It´s a travesty and we all should stand up and fight it.

But, as a true blue conservative, I do wonder what in the world would lead Christie´s close associates to think they were entitled and free to gleefully bring about a massive traffic disruption on Christie´s behalf? It´s petty, devious and mean to punish the ´citizens´ there in order to ´get back´ at a Mayor.

Is that the atmosphere in Christie´s office and with his political associates? We expect this with a majority of democrats, but not with our own. He´s not my pick for 2016, but still extremely disappointing.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Passion, 1/10/2014 9:20:42 AM     (No. 9686803)

7 and 16 - learn some history. Nixon didn´t need to break into the Watergate Hotel to win in 72 either….yet he did. Never underestimate the ego and parnoia and power fetish of those in politics. NEVER.



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Reply 21 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/10/2014 9:24:17 AM     (No. 9686806)

I dunno, I watched the whole thing. It went on and on and on. By the time he was done, even the press was tired of it. Whether or not Christie had a hand in the original imbroglio, he has extricated himself from it masterfully.

It was a good apology: none of this "mistakes were made" or "sorry you were so stupid as to misunderstand my words". Republican or Democrat, RINO or True Believer, it was refreshing to see a man take responsibility and apologize.

I like him. I hope I never have to vote for him as president, but I like him.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: MissMolly, 1/10/2014 9:26:34 AM     (No. 9686808)

#20, Nixon did not "break into the Watergate Hotel". Perhaps the posters you referenced aren´t the ones who don´t understand history.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Avogadra, 1/10/2014 9:30:55 AM     (No. 9686814)

It looks as if Christie and his buds were just doing things "The Chicago Way." It´s odd that nobody has noticed that.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/10/2014 9:50:35 AM     (No. 9686842)

Krauthammer had his usual pithy take on this long, long apology and press Q&A session. It was that Christie had stayed there with the questions coming until presumably the press HAD no more questions.

If nothing comes out to shake his story, he could be home free on this. Oh, it will be brought up - but that will be down the road a piece and much can happen between now and then.

I am not a Christie fan but this seemed to be a very good strategic move. And the contrast between that and Obama´s "catch me if you can" style is stunning.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/10/2014 9:55:24 AM     (No. 9686848)

PS. What #15 said. Eating our own is not a good strategy. Reagan understood that. Remember his "big tent"? The enemy loves it when opposing factions divide and begins to fight among themselves. The enemy wins, while enjoying their popcorn.

We seem to do this every time.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/10/2014 10:09:29 AM     (No. 9686863)

I am really hoping and looking forward to the next President of the US not being a narcicist, arrogant, pompous, talkative, bombastic, boastful; not someone who loves the sounds of his/her voice. You know -someone who cares about bigger issues like the well being of the country at large.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: IDestroyObamasGoons, 1/10/2014 10:21:30 AM     (No. 9686881)

The media goes apeshit over a traffic jam, yet how to they react to things like a dead Ambassador and three others in Benghazi, the IRS going after Obama´s political opponents, millions losing their health insurance because of Obama? The media just shrugs it off, as if to say, well, gee, those are the breaks.

Well, if nothing else comes of this, I hope Christie learns once and for all who his friends are and aren´t. He makes such a big deal out of working with the ´Rats, getting things done in NJ, reaching across the aisle. Well, where are his ´Rat friends now? They´ve got their knives out stabbing him in the back, as ´Rats are wont to do.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 1/10/2014 10:23:48 AM     (No. 9686884)

It occurs to me that there may be a Gold Nugget that we haven´t focused on yet: the absolute night and day contrast between Christie and the Mulatto Communist.

If Christie comes clean on this [and I believe he will], that night and day contrast is going to become more and more evident with each passing day.

We´re all jumping up and down and stomping our feet because nothing seems to be moving forward on the IRS and Benghazi and Fast and Furious, et al --all of the nefarious activities and our right criminal acts of the 0bama administration, but . . . that´s part of the contrast between how a governor took the bull by the horns and acted; fired people [one so far], owned up, and how a president claims to know nothing about any of the scandals swirling through his administration.

No. The Leftist media is not going to point it out, but people have eyes and ears and the ability to reason, and . . . if Christie becomes the Republican nominee, 0bama´s Know-Nothing presidency will be the best campaign material ever handed to a candidate, and Christie can hang the entire mess on every elected Democrat because they are all just like 0bama: bob and weave and dodge and lie and obfuscate and blame others.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: nightvision, 1/10/2014 10:50:55 AM     (No. 9686920)

#11, amen!

I hope that person hears you!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 1/10/2014 11:00:12 AM     (No. 9686934)

I´m no fan of the big bloated Chris Christie but the fear he striks in the left´s hearts is this example.
He would crush Hillary in a debate if she would decide to go snarky with him.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: yuban, 1/10/2014 11:03:47 AM     (No. 9686939)

What have I learned from this mess so far? Christie hired bad people to run things. If he were POTUS and did the same thing we would be no better off then we are now.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 1/10/2014 11:09:31 AM     (No. 9686951)

This story confirms one thing for certain: There is absolutely no fairness left in the American press. Republican candidates are asymmetrically targeted for minor lapses from the highest standards while Democrats are preemptively alibi-ed for high crimes and misdemeanors.

Anyone remember when Mitt Romney killed a lady too? As with the slander against Romney, this isn´t about truth or justice. It´s about the press finding a story that kills the Republican and then focusing the media magnifying glass on it until the candidate is dead from the heat. If Christie is telling the truth about his involvement in this story--and that is still an "if" at this point--we know two more things:

Christie can handle the press, and he can take the heat.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Lucky4, 1/10/2014 11:16:08 AM     (No. 9686958)

It is very ugly to me to see how nasty people can get, about one of our own in this forum, which is one of the best and more fair out there.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: T-Bubba, 1/10/2014 11:37:06 AM     (No. 9686979)

Republicans lie to save their fat behinds.

Democrats lie because it is all they know how to do, even if the truth serves them better.

Liars, all.



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Reply 35 - Posted by: MirJoy, 1/10/2014 11:38:48 AM     (No. 9686982)

Watched some of it, and the thing that struck me was whenever Christie said, something to the effect that, he would never be "so stupid" blah, blah, blah; it occurred to me that he was indirectly speaking to whomever sent e-mails to one another that, obviously, were leaked.

Howie Carr quotes someone that says (again, not verbatim), "never write when you can speak, never speak when you can nod, never nod when you can wink". Not exact, but pretty understandable what it means.

Not a big Christie fan.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: DebraAnn, 1/10/2014 12:05:21 PM     (No. 9687010)

Completely agree, #15. And I will say, after speaking to my sister (both born and raised Jersey girls) that I am now in CA and would gladly trade, in a second and without hesitation, Gov Christie for the clown we have out here now.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: nevernaught, 1/10/2014 12:22:52 PM     (No. 9687024)

From Drudge. LENO: ´Now That Christie Is Denying Everything He Sounds Even More Presidential´

Politics becomes a Gotcha Game when you run for office. When you, or someone who works for you does something wrong or just plain stupid and gets caught, you will catch hell.

People don´t want anyone causing traffic jams. These are all basic voters.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/10/2014 12:30:44 PM     (No. 9687031)

Christie handled this very well and increased his national visibility. Despite the MSM´s intentions, I think he is now a top Presidential contender.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/10/2014 12:31:55 PM     (No. 9687032)

Bingo #32...When it comes to covering the evil Bamster´s ongoing, never ending scandals, for example, the weasels in The Drive-By Media suddenly all come down with severe cases of Sergeant Schultz Syndrome---"I see nothing!...I know nothing!...I wasn´t here!...I didn´t even get up this morning!"

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Reply 40 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 1/10/2014 12:47:32 PM     (No. 9687045)

We still don´t know if Christie orchestrated this thing or not.

And it does merit headlines because the traffic snarl caused delays in getting a woman to the hospital in an ambulance who later died. It also merits headlines because of the giant lack of integrity involved as well as the mean-spiritedness of the plan in the first place. And on purpose caused chaos for many taxpayers driving that day.

An elected official who either dictated or allowed, or hired someone with no integrity who then, decided to use taxpayer funds and taxpayer funded time to carry out this incredibly petty, classless attack that affected many....that merits a headline.

#11 has it right, and has distilled the whole conversation to the crux of the matter which is, are Christie and Hillary really our only choices? The choices keep getting stinkier and stinkier with every election.

#15, you´ve labeled conservatives as "extreme conservatives" so we know where you stand.

#25, the problem is that the "tent" has gotten so small, conservatives are not even allowed in.

#33, where were you when the "ugliness" of several posters, attacking good conservatives, reared their ugly heads on a daily basis, and still do? I will look for your defense of conservatives from now on.

And, since when are conservative values "extreme"? Calling for a balanced budget, cutting waste, calling out the president on his "healthcare" plan that really means rationing and lowering the quality of healthcare services for the elderly, very young, and sick, standing for freedom, responsibility, respect for God and all people, including those so small they have no voice....calling for transparency and integrity in all things....if that is what Republicans are calling extreme....


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Reply 41 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/10/2014 12:51:24 PM     (No. 9687050)

What about the NJ Highway Department supervisors and workers? Surely they knew what they were doing was wrong. "Just following orders" won´t cut it.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: little guy, 1/10/2014 1:05:13 PM     (No. 9687072)

First off, his Deputy Chief of Staff should have been fired for lying to the taxpayers ... not lying to him! So if she didn´t lie to Christie and came clean behind closed doors, she would have stayed? Second, does anyone really believe this stupid idea was hatched by one dumb blonde with no input from anyone else? Really? Third, so Christie knew nothing about his staff doing dirty pay backs when he wasn´t looking? Seriously doubt that. Lastly, just one e-mail showing Tubby knew all about it sooner than claimed and he´s toast. And no loss for us conservatives in 2016.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 1/10/2014 1:12:19 PM     (No. 9687081)

Democrats always circle the wagons because they see the bigger picture.
They downplay and smirk at the IRS scandal,
Benghazi , the rotten economy, the mess Barry made in Afghanistan , including a record number of US military deaths ,
Jay-Z and Beyonce in the Situation Room, the endless parties, golf, basketball, vacations and tv watching by the CINC,
the Gates book, etc.
The far right seem to always join the media when they attack a Republican ,
especially one they deem " unworthy ".
Christie joins Romney, McCain and the entire Bush family for being despised by both the far right and the left.
He is obviously doing something right.
I agree with Larry Sabato , Christie did a superb job yesterday at the press conference.
He is unafraid , especially of the media and that´s a great quality.
Two of the three exit lanes to Fort Lee were closed for 4 days in September.
Really ?? That´s it ??
Unlike Obama, Christie doesn´t keep fools
around-he fires them.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/10/2014 1:25:21 PM     (No. 9687099)

I am not sorry to reiterate: When you give an apology for such a grievous act- it means absolutely Nothing! "Oops!- I dropped a piano on that poor guy´s head- Sorry! My Bad!" If you were so carless and "feel sorry" for the results of your action- you have a tremendous amount of fixing to do from then on. That’s what taking responsibility means!

Those words, "I take full responsibility!" They are meaningless today unless you hang your head in shame and resign post haste!

Otherwise, it´s all an act; a pretense of accepting real responsibility over it.


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Reply 45 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 1/10/2014 1:30:00 PM     (No. 9687102)

#43, besides calling conservatives "the far right" (hmm, the Left also uses that language) also intimates that he or she is not concerned with how Christie´s bad choices with his staff´s less than honourable "payback" scheme affected his state´s taxpayers.

They, including the woman who died on her way to hospital, are just incidentals obscuring the "big picture" which seems to consist solely of the ostensibly highly noble goal of short-term wins by liberal Republicans that result in absolutely nothing of long-term value for our party, and more importantly, our country.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/10/2014 1:31:44 PM     (No. 9687104)

Why would there be payback when a democrat mayor didn´t endorese Christie, who claims to be a republican?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 1/10/2014 1:37:17 PM     (No. 9687110)

I just saw the story of the daughter of the woman who died, who said she didn´t think the lane closures affected her mother´s death. So, that part in my comments can´t be part of my argument--and I won´t use it again.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 1/10/2014 2:15:32 PM     (No. 9687146)

Ignore it, #11, 15, 23, 43. The language and opinion policeman is wrong. Opine away, use whatever description language that fits within forum rules, pay no attention to the one who would shut you up.

Most of us value differing opinions. They make forum discussions interesting.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/10/2014 2:21:49 PM     (No. 9687151)

Many posters on this thread understand what happened and what Christie did and then said. Other posters have eyes squenched shut and ears covered up so they won´t have to read or hear any breath of defense because they want Christie to go down, down, down. And, as the earlier poster stated, there are several others in the tumbrels, Madame DeFarge knitting away, the "daughter of the South", you know.

I think Christie did a pretty good job explaining, defending and firing. If we keep killing off each one who might run for president, we´ll have no one left but someone like Dana Perino, blonde, bland and clueless. But, a good conservative, you understand.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 1/10/2014 2:22:27 PM     (No. 9687153)

#48, in the same post you claim to value differing opinions and then you tell me to "shut up" and you tell others to ignore my opinion.

What you´re saying is that I have no right to respond to anyone. You are clearly upset at having to read differing opinions. It´s a good thing you´re not in charge, I guess you would ban me and anyone else whose opinion you didn´t agree with if you had the power.

I don´t trust you, and your posts are almost always nasty in the language and tone you use.



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Reply 51 - Posted by: Dixie, 1/10/2014 2:28:11 PM     (No. 9687160)

There is something about Christie that tends to remind me of a Carnival Barker.

I sure hope he was sincerely taking responsibility, but I am very aware that he knew that the appearance of taking responsibility was the thing he MUST do, in light of Obama´s past performances.

I sure hope he was not trying to "get even" with that mayor, but I also think that Christie is one tough guy and he knows that if he´s going to punch someone for not measuring up to his expectations, the thing to do is punch fast and hard. And then get away with it.

Maybe I´m not giving the guy a fair shake, but he just doesn´t seem Presidential to me.


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Reply 52 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 1/10/2014 2:32:23 PM     (No. 9687164)

#49, I have read many posts of yours attacking good conservatives. Who is it really who is destroying, with insinuations and mocking, the names of all the hard-working, principled conservatives in our party?

Your hostility is clear. You too would ban me from this forum if you could.

You calling me Madame DeFarge is beyond the pale also.





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Reply 53 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/10/2014 2:38:23 PM     (No. 9687174)

See if it flies?

My thought in response is...
BS always draws flies.

Christie is another loudmouth narcissist.
He´s been outed as bogus and possibly corrupt.
He´s vindictive.
Not vindicated.

We would be lucky to be rid of him...
and the Jebster...
and Hill-err-ee-ass Herself with rapist hubby Billyboobboob Klintoon...

Meanwhile, the Real Deal...
Sen. Ted Cruz...
is quoted as saying NO-Bomber is lawless, dangerous and terrifying.

Who´s right?
And right for the GOP and America?

The NO-Bomber suck-up?
The FAT-WAn... ?
Who possibly sabotaged Romney?
Plus retaliated against an insignificant mayor...
by endangering public safety for four days in a major metro area?
And tried to cover it up for months?

Or the NO-Bomber opponent, Cruz, who calls out our POS POTUS for the danger
that he so obviously is... ?

The choice is obvious.

Thank goodness we have that opportunity to make the choice.
Thanks for bombing out, Christie.



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Reply 54 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/10/2014 2:46:15 PM     (No. 9687186)

Forgot to add...

Christie does not appear to be fit to be governor or hold other
high office, and it would be fine with me to see him resign.

Do you really want to reward this vindictive man who is possibly lying
with yet a higher office?

You can see why Romney didn´t want him for a veep...
and Christie may have deliberately retaliated against Romney...
to give us four more years of the Wannabe Kommie Dicktater...

so that Christie himself would have a better shot at the 2016 nomination.
We will be lucky to be rid of this fat skunk.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/10/2014 3:34:47 PM     (No. 9687226)

I wasn´t a fan of Christie until now. Anyone that can get the media in a full lying mode over nothing can´t be bad. Christie has my vote unless he starts holding hands with Obama again.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: cmardh, 1/10/2014 3:48:49 PM     (No. 9687241)

I think it was Hillary being called Madame DeFarge, no?

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Reply 57 - Posted by: absalom, 1/10/2014 3:51:05 PM     (No. 9687243)

The hallmark attributes of Christie´s room temperature IQ sycophants is their sneering condescension and hauteur. The core issue isn´t Ft.Lee traffic, it´s Christie´s governance, as he presides over the highest per capita taxed state in the nation and has done absolutely nothing to change that dynamic. He is another big government, high tax, politically correct lefty hustler. That reality should automatically disqualify him from leading a ´conservative party´. But you see, he ain´t, it isn´t and never was! His shills won´t hear it, as they´re perfectly happy w/the likes of him, the Bushes, Romney etc. When enough of the rank and file grasp reality and let go of their fantasies, there will be transformational change in the form of a new and vibrant party. Until then, it will be more of the same w/posters engaging in urinary contests over matters like
traffic jams in Ft.Lee!!!

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Reply 58 - Posted by: StuartL, 1/10/2014 4:31:57 PM     (No. 9687278)

Every politician is closer kin to every other politician than any of them is to any non-politician.

Any anyone who characterizes John McCain and Lindsey Graham as respectable men probably has other nasty habits.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: JediJerry, 1/10/2014 7:03:01 PM     (No. 9687470)

At least it wasn´t a bridge in Chappaquiddick.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: hot coffee, 1/10/2014 7:10:14 PM     (No. 9687481)

Let´s face it, Gov. Christie committed the unthinkable crime of being a Republican who was tied in the polls with HRH Queen Hillary. And this despite the best efforts by the MSM and the elite talk radio Establishment.

(A friendly tip--multiple posts on the same thread are generally frowned upon)

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Reply 61 - Posted by: Truth_Detective, 1/10/2014 7:13:48 PM     (No. 9687487)

After Christie did the Cialis commercial walk with Obama just before the 2012 election, he is dead to me.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 1/10/2014 7:36:25 PM     (No. 9687510)

Sorry for the second post. But, see poster #15. Read it. Then read it again. Then read it yet again. Then read it yet yet again. Come on, we can quit beating ourselves, right? Don´t give anything to the left...nothing...nothing....nothing.

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