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January 12, 2014 - 12:18 pm
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This article in Politico is so obnoxiously obtuse that you wonder if author Alexander Burns has lived in a cave for the last two decades.

“The GOP’s Tarnished Golden Boys” projects a self-satisfied air of smugness at the problems of Christie and former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell that you see a lot from liberal pundits these days:

The first major Republicans elected after the 2008 Obama landslide, the tough-as-nails Garden Stater and the straight-edged Virginian heralded the conservative resurgence in 2010 and pointed the way toward sweeping victories for small-government candidates on the state level. A year ago, both seemed like plausible and even probable 2016 presidential candidates, two representatives of a fresher GOP, anchored in fiscal discipline, support for states’ rights and opposition to public labor.

Now, clouds hang over both the GOP golden boys of 2009. McDonnell’s situation is far graver: as he leaves office this weekend, the governor’s Boy Scout-image is in tatters amid an ongoing criminal investigation of huge, undisclosed gifts that his family accepted from a political contributor.

Christie, meanwhile, saw the start of his second term engulfed this week in a different kind of investigation: a legislative inquiry, and a just-opened federal probe, into several of his aides meddling with traffic patterns in Northern New Jersey as an apparent act of political retaliation.

The near-simultaneous humbling of both men marks an important checkpoint in the history of the post-George W. Bush Republican Party, as a first set of next-generation conservatives begins to run up against the consequences of their own errors. Much as second-term presidents – not least of all Barack Obama – often struggle with the fallout from their first-term decisions, a new round of GOP state executives has only begun to confront messy realities of their own making.

Republicans emphasize that the two governors’ predicaments are not equivalent. McDonnell could face a federal indictment after the end of the single term Virginia governors are allowed. Christie, on the other hand, has totally denied any personal wrongdoing; no evidence has surfaced tying him directly to unlawful acts of retribution.

Yet this week, the two men adopted comparable poses of self-abasement, speaking to their constituents in tones of remorse at dramatic odds with the chest-thumping triumphalism that was a shared hallmark of both men during political appearances over the last four years. On the contrary, the two governors meditated together on the imperfections of humankind.

“Chest-thumping triumphalism”? Whew! Must have missed that these last four years. Imagine that — a winning politician who scores important legislative victories acting triumphantly. Never happened before in the history of the republic.

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And yet the rest of the "I want to be friends with the Proggies" RINO-brigade still thinks the media and the dems will play nice with them after all of this...

...Morons, all of them.
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The GOP establishment is sweating again, reduced now to feeble mouthpiece chatter -- heavens, not a decent pundit in sight! Christie was supposed to be a sop, a manageable compromise to bring us angry peasants back onto the reservation. Oops.

The chances that party brahmins can sell Christie nationally as both flying pig and savior are, well... zero.

Republican paranoia notwithstanding, it isn't at all clear that Democrats have figured this out. In a perverse way, that may be a cause for optimism. You'll find peasants in revolt on both sides of the aisle, often for similar reasons. And neither party has a clue what to do.
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Can't say that I'm disappointed. If they take Christie out, the odds of somebody outside the Ruling Class winning the next election shoot up...and therefore, the odds of deposing the marxists shoot up. If the slimebag RINOs were to jam Christie down the country's throat, he would lose in a massive landslide because the Tea Party won't vote for him. We are long-ago fed up with DoleRomneyMcCainRove, the marxists Praetorian Guard, and aren't going to buy the "but he's better than" shell game again. And to boot, there is more evidence that Rubio has sold out.

No more.
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Add Christie to Hillary's and the liberal hit list.They love S.Alinski's"lie,cheat,it matters not.Winning is all that matters".Its ok for the liberal media and politicians to make fun of Christies "fat tissues",but let the right comment on Hillary's "fat tissues", thunder thighs,ugly hair dos,,1000's of ugly pant suits and oh woe,them damn rightests are mean bastards....what a joke,,
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Well, you have to admit, piling on Christie sure does divert attention
from the fact that after 4,400 US dead and about 40,000 wounded, Iraq is going down the tubes.
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When you are a RINO, you will not have friends either on the Republican or Democrat side.

Read what happened to Benedict Arnold when he moved to the United Kingdom. Nothing worse that being a turncoat.
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Expand government, corruption expands exponentially, too. Two examples of this dictum: Obama at Federal level; Chris Christie at State level. Then there's individual corruption like McCain.
It can happen to Chris Christie, too. Read on...
Mr. Priebus, hawking another GOP/RNC crook! Jeez! Just like Mr. Steele and McCain...now McCain has been censured.
Classic example of We The Elite People of Culture of corruption in all of Washington DC, "circling-the-wagons" around a Progressive Republican. On Sunday this notice was published about another "anointed one" Senator McCain, whose candidacy suffered three such "circling-the-wagons" syndromes by then GOP/RNC head Michael Steele. Read and learn:
John McCain has been Censured..
• Posted by Asst Natl Dir Melony B. DeFord on January 12, 2014 at 6:05am in Congress
Senator John McCain Censured by Arizona’s Republican Leadership
As leaders in the Republican Party, we are obligated to fully support our Party, platform, and its candidates. Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced with both. For too long we have waited, hoping Senator McCain would return to our Party’s values on his own. That has not happened. So with sadness and humility we rise and declare:
Whereas Senator McCain has amassed a long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats, such as Amnesty, funding for ObamaCare, the debt ceiling, assaults on the Constitution and 2nd amendment, and has continued to support liberal nominees;
Whereas this record has been disastrous and harmful to Arizona and the United States; and,
Whereas Senator McCain has campaigned as a conservative and made promises during his re-election campaigns, such as the needed and welcomed promise to secure our borders and finish the border fence, only to quickly flip-flop on those promises; and
Whereas McCain has abandoned our core values and has been eerily silent against Liberals, yet publicly reprimands Conservatives in his own Party, therefore
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Maricopa County Republican leadership censures Senator McCain for his continued disservice to our State and Nation, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that until he consistently champions our Party’s Platform and values, we, the Republican leadership in Arizona will no longer support, campaign for or endorse John McCain as our U.S. Senator.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
GOP/RNC is full of crooks, corrupt lawmakers and sleazy double-dealing politicos! Only Tea Party candidates are true to Our Founding Fathers original intent and Edmund Burkes original statements and founding of modern day conservativism. All 50 STATES RULE! Period! Vote Tea Party. Support Tea Party and fund Tea Party, urgently. 2014 is in 10 months. Amen. Pray. God Bless America. CRICKETS from MSM about this censure! Tea Party cherishes its own, join a Tea Party, urgently! Expanding government, expands corruption.
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This will work out perfectly for Christie. When he runs against Hillary, he can use the ole Clinton War Room mantra, "Hey that's old news. Fahgetabout it".
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Hillary's past ?

This is long but worth your time. So many aspects of how she conducts and conducted herself remind of Obama, nebulous positions shifting with perceived political advantage, rhetoric to avoid saying anything etc. Apparently her recently exhibited testimony on Benghazi to try to dismiss the importance of past events ("What difference at this point does it make ?") is a longstanding pattern of Hillary's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-J0eu4RKS8&feature=youtu.be
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The Dems saw Christie as the likely candidate, because he's the one who is most like them - a Northeast "moderate".
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The MSM gets a valuable assist in helping bury scandals involving Barack as well as Hillary and we're hearing all about "bridgegate" ad nauseum. When Dems are discussed it's useful to remember that mainstream media sources are part of them.

If the media weren't so blatantly in the pockets of the Progressives then the coverage of the traffic scandal would be so appropriate but it's very odd that the same element that is blowing up that scandal didn't see as newsworthy the administration walking guns into Mexico, its dereliction of duty to protect American citizens in Benghazi, its use of federal agencies to harass conservative political groups, the repeated instances of selectively delaying implementation of law through unconstitutional executive fiat, Black Panther voter intimidation during both '08 and '12 presidential elections, the deliberate lies, and countless other instances of public disservice on the part of the progressives.

It's so much more than just Hillary but as the infamous quote goes, "What difference at this point does it make?"
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