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    Republicans will happily gridlock nation to spite Democrats... literally

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25671970

    "On 9 September, two of three traffic lanes to the George Washington Bridge, which connects New Jersey to Manhattan, were shut for several days....The gridlock was allegedly engineered to punish a Democratic mayor who did not endorse the governor's re-election."

    This just seems to be the perfect metaphor for many parts of the Republican party's current attitude to politics and to government.

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    It's been a while since we've had a time wasting scandal. The news media companies are foaming at the mouth. We'll forget about this within a couple weeks.

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    Really thought Christy is one of the few Republicans who's above that. So disappointed.

    Whether he truly authorized it or not, just glad he and his team isn't the one in the white house at the moment. Imagine what other vindictive things they'd do, not only to our own citizens, but also the people around the world.

    Anyway, with his top campaign aids all fired, let's see how well he wins elections without them... even if this scandal failed to stop his presidential bid.

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    Christy is firing anyone on his staff having any knowledge or involvement in this. His Chief Of Staff got the axe today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed_Insanity View Post
    Really thought Christy is one of the few Republicans who's above that. So disappointed.
    Guy on one of my other boards, who is from NJ, says this is actually pretty typical for Christie.
    Whoomah!

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    Yeah it seems he's always been a bullying prick but this is a fairly serious abuse of power for literally no gain at all. Just unbridled retribution for not supporting him in a race he was never less than twenty points ahead in.

    Even if you believe his "I knew nothing, it was a rogue colleague" spiel he's at best incompetent at controlling the actions of friends that he appointed. Given that the port authority guy is already pleading the fifth, and Christie's "I don't know anything about any other possible wrongdoing" in the press conference I think there's probably more to come from this.

    Worst of all? The traffic impeded the search for a missing child, and a 91 year old died of cardiac arrest because the EMS unit was struggling with the traffic.

    Fucking unbelievable.

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    I wonder if someone will try to bring up manslaughter charges?

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    I think there's a federal investigation going on..., man slaughter charge is certain possible. However, supposedly the family of the old lady doesn't want to get into the politics of it and claiming it was her time to go anyway at 91.

    Anyway, it's just not plausible that your top aid can all of a sudden go rogue without you knowing anything about it.

    Kristy definitely could've gotten my vote before this..., one would think this guy must be some cool bipartisan dude being so popular in a blue state... maybe he can get the nation going...but after this incident, certainly won't vote for him anymore.

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    I used to like Christie before this fiasco...

    It's hard to pin something on someone without direct evidence. See: Scott Walker in Wisconsin

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    if Obama has no clue whats going on at Border Patrol or the IRS...

    unless they can find a direct tie to Christie saying 'hey go do this' then how exactly do you pin the blame on him rather than some aide?(oddly, everytime i type or hear aide all i can think of is the Jared from Subway episode of South Park)

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