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A bridge too far

January 19, 2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is embroiled in a political scandal that adversely affected the lives of thousands of Jersey and New York residents who traverse the George Washington bridge every......

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thecaringkind

Jan-23-14 8:50 PM

John Zookeeper. What happened in Benghazi was sad and egregious however how is it that incident is so much more important than the 20+ American embassies were attacked during the Bush administration or the hundreds of contractors killed in Iraq and Afghanistan to this day? Btw I am not an Obama supporter. His policies are Bush lite and I don't support that no matter how you sugar coat it.

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gavinf56

Jan-20-14 5:38 AM

Just as the Dems rallied around Clinton during his "scandal", the Repubs are starting to rally around Christie.

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JohnZook

Jan-19-14 10:22 PM

I like the comment by "thecaringkind" that Benghazi was just "too little security and an inadequate response by State. I guess the three dead guys and a tortured and killed Ambassador (an act of war) were just oversights. caring is a wonderful example of a true Obama supporter.

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Premier

Jan-19-14 6:41 PM

"Gore was unaware" but "Christy took deflective action" Sideliner

Hypocrisy on parade in gigantic proportions but they are blind to it.

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gavinf56

Jan-19-14 4:24 PM

Well Erik, when you believe that the Republican Party is involved in a "culture of hate", you will easily believe anything that even remotely reinforces that opinion, factual or not.

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eriklatranyi

Jan-19-14 4:09 PM

sideliner said:

"VP Gore did not intentionally create a traffic jam. Michael Whouley, a member of Gore's campaign team did. Gore was unaware of this move and never told explicitly of it."

Liberal Hypocrisy on Display, folks!

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sideliner

Jan-19-14 1:18 PM

Christy took deflective action to protect himself. He fired people without even an exit interview to find out how the*****any of this happened. He did nothing to get to the bottom of what happened. He did nothing to find out what made his people think they could behave like that.

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sideliner

Jan-19-14 1:14 PM

VP Gore did not intentionally create a traffic jam. Michael Whouley, a member of Gore's campaign team did. Gore was unaware of this move and never told explicitly of it. It was intimated to him thru innuendo that it was orchestrated by his people when Gore called to complain that the snarl was interfering with his own travel.

On the other hand, right of the bat Christy is caught denying talking with Wildstein at all during the closures yet pictures reveal the two yucking it up while thousands are stuck in traffic.

It is looking more and more like Christy knew exactly what was going on while it was going on. Not the same deal as Gore's, yet facts will be ignored.

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Premier

Jan-19-14 1:06 PM

Sideliner you invoke one but not the other, that was my point. One took action the other deflected.

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sideliner

Jan-19-14 12:52 PM

OK, Premiere... Seriously? If you quit barking about all those Obama scandals - real or otherwise - I will quit same about Christie. You can't have it both ways.

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Premier

Jan-19-14 12:08 PM

"Don't have to explain it Premier. the right's posts about republicans says it all."

That's what I expected to the letter. When you can't defend your words just offer more words that are un-defendable.

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eriklatranyi

Jan-19-14 11:47 AM

I want to ask the liberals how they overlooked Vice President Gore intentionally suppressing the vote during the New Hampshire primary by creating traffic jams?

This was admitted in Bob Shrum's own book, written by Bob Shrum, if you want the source.

I thought liberals were opposed to voter suppression?

I thought manufactured traffic jams were an abuse of power?

Where is your outrage?

Your hypocrisy is clearly showing!

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gavinf56

Jan-19-14 11:37 AM

"The left wing obsession of Chris Christie on Twitter should be taken as a compliment by the big man. It's almost entertaining to watch." - JoeNBC Twitter Feed

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CMReeder

Jan-19-14 11:34 AM

Don't have to explain it Premier. the right's posts about republicans says it all.

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CMReeder

Jan-19-14 11:32 AM

Apparently the right wing likes bullies for leaders.

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Premier

Jan-19-14 11:25 AM

Well then an explanation of how they are "wallowing" it should be easy for you. Please elaborate.

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CMReeder

Jan-19-14 11:22 AM

Of course I know what hypocrisy means it is the right who doesn't. They are wallowing in it right know.

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Premier

Jan-19-14 11:15 AM

Sideliner, seriously? Were these questions asked by Obama of his administration? NO! One man acted, the other did not. Yes your right, there is a BIG diference.

You keep forgetting that Obama was their boss.

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Ritty77

Jan-19-14 11:14 AM

Bridgegate, Benghazi, IRS, Fast and Furious, and the illegal seizures of AP phone records are still under investigation.

Obama knows about the first, has not stated where he was and what orders he gave for the second, and read about the others in the morning paper.

Obamacare is a settled issue: Obama blatantly and repeatedly lied about provisions of the law. The law was forced through Congress based on lies, payoffs, and legislative malfeasance.

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thecaringkind

Jan-19-14 10:53 AM

True Gavin but I suppose time will tell. And yes Sideliner it was rather knee jerk to make those firings without asking a single question. It will be very interesting to see what the investigations will bring to light

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gavinf56

Jan-19-14 10:50 AM

Yep, it's still breaking news, but even with the revelations with Steve Kornacki yesterday, there is absolutely no evidence that links Gov Christie.

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sideliner

Jan-19-14 10:44 AM

Thanks, the caringkind for explaining the differences with Obama-Christie. I doubt it will do much good, tho.

Christie fired Kelly and Wildstein without ever asking a single solitary question of either of them about the lane closures. Questions like: Why would you think this would be tolerated? Who else was involved? All kinds of other questions come to mind that the Gov failed to ask.

Those firings were knee-jerk reactions to satisfy the press.Period.

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thecaringkind

Jan-19-14 10:42 AM

Its a breaking story Gavin. There are at least 21 subpoenas issued as of this past Friday so much more may be coming to light soon. The 'scandals' mentioned before have all been examined over and over and so far there hasn't been concrete evidence linking the President or the White House to any real or perceived abuses of power. Mind you I'm not a fan of Mr. Obama at all but I like to try to stay within the realm of facts as opposed to conjecture.

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thecaringkind

Jan-19-14 10:38 AM

organization and staff and their potential criminal activity shutting down several lanes of the busiest bridge in the world does warrant some scrutiny.

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thecaringkind

Jan-19-14 10:37 AM

Fast and Furious was really a hamstrung operation fielded by 7 ATF agents who where consistently constrained by federal and Arizona state prosecutors who would not allow them to make arrests based on the evidence gathered for fear of infringing on what they deemed 'legal' straw purchases made by known or suspected criminals. There was never any evidence that the White House ordered anyone to purposely let arms 'walk' across the border only to turn around and be used by Mexican drug cartel members.

The ACA roll out was not a 'scandal' by any definition of the term. It was a botched roll out to be sure but there was nothing scandalous about it.

Finally the NSA spying in Americans with huge gatherings of meta data in the name of 'protecting' us from possible terrorist activity IS a scandal in that their actions are clearly unconstitutional and it should be stopped.

Overall most of those issue may be somewhat comparable but Mr. Christie actually has a much tighter nit

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