Skip to comments.Will GOP Circle the Wagons for Christie on Bridge-Gate?
Posted on 01/09/2014 1:26:24 AM PST by lee martell
It's January 9th, the main story so far has a name that sounds like a fun dance; The Polar Vortex. Another story is just now making the rounds although it happened many months ago; that story is now called Bridge-Gate. Apparently, some speculate that when Gov. Christie was running for re-election, certain local politicians were somewhat slow to display their supportive joy and enthusiasm for Christie to remain in office.
Some think the angry impatience was made evident when a bridge was needlessly blocked in New Jersey during one of the busiest times of the working day. This 'surprise' blockade stayed in place for over four hours, enough time so that emergency vehicles were forced to drive far out of their way in order to reach someone in critical need. In this case, it was a 91 year old woman, who, very soon later died. Many New Jersey Democrats are saying she should not have had to die, just so Christie could use city workers to 'punish' a local mayor who may or may not have wanted Christie to be re-elected.
Well, as it turns out, Christie did win re-election in a landslide, so I'm sure he thought all the actions taken during the campaign were already being forgotten. This is not going to be forgotten, at least not for a while. Christie will likely survive this, albeit in a somewhat weakened state for the present. While this story is still being circulated and learned, there may come a point where Christie needs some visible support from a few of the old guard Republicans and a fair amount from his own generation as well. I would not bet on a lot of republicans in his peer group speaking out for Christie. Many times in the last few years, when other GOP candidates needed Christie to go to bat for them, he would publically chose to sit it out, or just ignore there requests for help.
Cucinelli asked for support from Christie during that difficult Virginia campaign. Of course every conservative now breathing knows how Christie passive-aggressively refused to help Romney in the last days of his Presidential run. His snarky remarks about why would anybody mind him praising Obama still sting. I was stunned at what appeared to be heartless behavior. But then, it takes a huge inflated ego to run for office anyway. So, I'll just stop being shocked so easily. Some of us Tea Party members, such as myself, liked Christie a lot when he first came on the scene, but his bullying tactics and his habit of belittling those who disagree became bothersome. Much of that luster is lost. Christie may find himself pretty much on his own if Bridge-Gate has any legs.
Hmmm. Another Vichy Republican makes a spectacular public fool of himself. This is a problem for patriots because...?
The thuggish sounding Cristie had no chance outside RINOville (NE US)anyway. We have been laughing at his ass in Texas since his so called GOP frontrunner status.
Throw the Turkey under the bridge.
The blockade was in place for four *days*, not 4 hours. The four hours comes from how long people reported being stuck in traffic before getting past the restriction.
I’m not a big Christie fan, but if the media make this traffic lane issue a huge story, a huge scandal, it will just further my contempt for the MSM. They won’t touch anything regarding Obama, but just jump all over Republican problems. I hate them, with a deep passion.
The moderates will support him. As has been pointed out before, Rove, et al., support(ed) him for 2016 even though Romney’s vetting saw significant skeletons in his closet.
In a rule-of-law state, these people abused power and would get jail time.
My, my, my....the MSM is getting a little ahead of itself, isn’t it. Perhaps they’ve forgotten that their current declaration that Christie is the GOP nominee is only a symbolic one. They really should have waited until he actually got it before unleashing this.
They are either the ignoramuses we think they are, or they are just mighty damned sure he’ll get it anyway. They need to check in the Karl Rove on this....
“MSM wont touch anything regarding Obama, but just jump all over Republican problems.”
It’s surprising they’re addressing this one so early. They crave Christie for the GOP nominee because he’s moderate, has skeletons to dig up in the summer of 2016, and would lose to Hillary.
The guy or gal that comes out and promises to open investigations against democrats, fire Holder and eliminate 30% of the government, though he/she has green hair and drives a Yugo gets my vote.
For once I’m happy what the media is doing to a Republican.
A well deserved a-kicking.
Now I’m glad Christie didn’t tie himself to Cuccinelli. Cuccinelli is not associated with corruption should he choose to run for the senate:))
Omfg, so it took people four hours to cross a bridge to Manhattan instead of the usual two. I hate to break it to Big Media in NY, but no one cares about the GWB outside of their bubble.
The way the left is all over this non issue makes me think they are deathly afraid of Christie. Has he been officially nominated yet?
Reminds me of the BTO song of ‘74, “Let It Ride”.
It will take a lot of wagons to circle Christie!
Real Conservatives do not support Christie...
The DNC wants Christie to run because they can tear him apart
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