Skip to comments.Messages Link Christie's Aides To Bridge Lane Closures (Christie scandal thickens...)
Posted on 01/08/2014 9:03:29 AM PST by jimbo123
A top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is linked through emails and text messages to a seemingly deliberate plan to create traffic gridlock in a town at the base of a major bridge after its mayor refused to endorse Christie for re-election.
"Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee," Christie aide Bridget Anne Kelly wrote to David Wildstein, a top political appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the George Washington Bridge connecting New Jersey and New York City, one of the world's busiest spans.
Kelly wrote the email on Aug. 13, about a month before two of three local access lanes to the bridge were diverted, causing hour-long backups in Fort Lee during the first week of school. The message was among a series of emails and texts obtained by The Associated Press and other news outlets Wednesday that are the clearest sign yet that Christie aides were involved in the lane closures.
Christie, a star in the Republican Party who's considered a possible candidate for president in 2016, has denied that the lane closings were punitive and has said his staff was not involved. After the emails were made public Wednesday, he abruptly postponed a scheduled morning event.
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Fat Tony is done for in National GOP politics.
” - - - Karl Rove and Reince Priebus have chosen this guy as the GOP-e’s designated loser - - - “
BTW, mind if I borrow this?
Oh my, YES, we must focus on this. Afterall, ANYTHING to keep conservatives fighting with each other instead of focusing on the disaster we have in the White House.
Let’s trash Christie! Ryan! Palin! Bush! Bush! Bush! Cruz! Bush! Bush!
Let’s all make sure that we keep this up for the next two years!!!!
So you're OK with the Democrat/media complex appointing Christie to be the Republican presidential nominee?
Christie claims to be a Pubbie but in reality he is just another RAT.
AHAH, Obviously Christie is a major threat to the left otherwise they wouldn’t be attacking him in this way.
They are obviously terrified of him.
He should resign and write a few books, get a job with FNC and start traveling to Iowa and New Hampshire and make sure the news always knows where he is.
...conservatives fighting with each other...
I know a bit about New Jersey politics and this is entirely possible. Chicago is the capitol of corruption in this country but NO single state beats New Jersey for thug corrupt politics.
They will need to check in with Rove before they respond.
Christie is no Conservative.
I don't know of too many conservatives who are fighting over Chris Christie. Most conservatives I know despise him.
That's why Cristie decided to get his headlines beating up on teachers.
Conservatism would be better of, because Fat Bastard sure as hell isn’t helping it.
Say what you wish but the Prestitutes are pulling a John McCain, Mitt Romney on Crispy Creme. They will eviserate him if he wins the nomination. They want a easy target so Hitlary has a cake walk to the White House.
So you’re OK with corrupt politicians, as long as they’re conservatives (or, in Christie’s case, pretend to be conservative once in a while)? That’s nonsense. We should call ANY politician out on their corruption, even (especially) if they’re on “our side.”
“Nice little bridge ya got there - be a shame if sumthin was ta happen to it.”
Don’t burn your bridges behind you.
Christie is not a conservative.
The reaction to this article is pretty humorous. If Christie was a conservative, I venture the vast majority on this board would be standing up and applauding the fact that Christie plays hardball, take no prisoner politics. Sort of like LBJ but on the other side of the aisle.
But the Left is attacking him. Isn't that the sign that he is ‘the one’, because he is ‘a threat’ ??
I have heard this before in the past.
Shouldn't we be begging him to run because of this?
Or need he resign first?
And YOU and people like YOU are WHY PA is a LOST CAUSE! BE GONE RINO LOVER!
Maybe he would become more conservative during a 2016 primary like McCain and Romney did.
If Christie was a conservative, he wouldn’t rely on Tony Soprano thug tactics to advance his agenda and this bridge nonsense never would have happened.
And you’d be wrong.
Well said! Ronald Reagan never would have done this, and he would have instantly fired anyone who suggested it.
I am NOT okay with what Barack Hussein Obama has done to this country.
But, in your search for that elusive perfect conservative, you’ll manage to find something to complain about. Meanwhile, the united liberals will be attacking YOU, not noting that YOU have attacked the same conservatives they hate.
Yes, let’s hate on everyone, just like we did on 2008 and 2012, no to Romney! McCain! Palin! Christie! Cruz! Bush! Bush! Bush!!!!
I do NOT play this game here where so many of you spend all of your time attacking conservatives. Obama and his regime are a total disaster.
Let’s attack each other. The liberals on DU and the rest of the filthy sites they go to are LOVING it. The vulgar spewing liberals, the same things that defecate on police cars are LOVING it. they’ll manage to back the dem candidate, no matter who it is. But we will remain pure!!!!
No to Romney, McCain, Palin, Bush, Cruz, Christie, Santorum, Ryan or ANYONE else. Right?
This already starting to be a total rerun of 2008 and 2012. The dems will unite, and all of you pure conservatives won’t lift a finger to nominate that pure conservative you see out there (you know, the invisible one) and once the candidate IS elected, you’ll claim a plot by the eeeeeeeeeeeeevil Karl Rove and you’ll proclaim there to be NO difference between our candidate and the dem and you’ll teach the GOP a lesson!!!! You will not only refuse to vote, but you will do you best to convince all of your fellow conservatives to do the same.
yeah. Been there, done that. I’ve seen the result.
pa lost because the majority of the state is located within the poverty stricken liberal areas of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia who are dumb, like many who post here. Waiting for more handouts, like many who post here.
Oh, also lost because of the fake conservatives here trashing Santorum.
You weren’t one of those, were you?
Be gone? Are you threatening me? Cool! Very conservative of you.
Well said, I agree 100%
I’m loving it. :-)
“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,”
Mr. Richard Fedder is going to kick Krispy’s ass.
"Oh, also lost because of the fake conservatives here trashing Santorum."
I’m not looking for a “perfect conservative.” But I am looking for someone who is not a petty, corrupt jackass of a politician. From everything I’ve seen living in and around NJ, Christie does not fit that bill. He may be as good as NJ can do (not saying much), but he’s not fit for higher office.
I was involved as an out-of-state lawyer in a court case in NJ a couple of years ago. That was a real eye-opener. I left the case convinced that the corruption you describe is well-entrenched in the judicial system there.
Conservatives will not unite under the Christie banner. However, they also did not unite under any of the Conservative candidates in 2012. Everyone split from everyone else. Because of that a non-Conservative was chosen and we lost. If Conservatives cannot work together in 2014, we will will definitely have a liberal Demoncrat and it could very well be another Clinton.
Nor will I. There is hardly a speck of difference between the two so why bother?
Yeah, but the MSM will be quick to define Christie as a Tea Party Conservative if there’s a major scandal...
Then you failed to do your job in 2008 and 2012. There is no consensus even here on Free Republic as to who would get all of your votes in 2014.
The only thing that remains constant here is the need to trash anyone. Now, at this point, I’m supposed to say that Christie isn’t a conservative. I’m saying nothing of the sort. If you don’t like him, good for you. If someone else likes him, good for them. So, according to others here, you’re to blame for Christie even if you don’t like him? You’re to blame for Obama winning New Jersey and for all of the problems of your state? Of course you’re not.
I’ve been lurking on this website for more years than I can honestly remember. However, in the past few years, I’ve seen such a total deterioration of the conversation. I really think it relates to a breakdown in society, one that we are currently experiencing. People are vulgar. The internet is a race to the bottom. Threats, vulgarities, just overall rudeness has taken over.
The liberals love it. Meanwhile, the circular firing squad on the right continues. So, keep it up, Hillary will love you in 2016. So will DU and all of the other vulgar liberal sites.
On the other hand, if you have that invisible perfect conservative out there, by all means, convince others of his or her perfection. Be ready, of course, to defend each and every vote and comment he or she has said, because afterall, that family photograph might really mean he or she is for complete amnesty! Just be ready to battle your own side.
Thank you for making my case perfectly.
Thank you for making my case perfectly.
Who is your candidate? Please share with FreeRepublic.
I'm sorry, but when is questioning a candidate's credentials, positions or legislation "trashing"? Who gets to define what constitutes "trashing"? Those in agreement with or opposed to the candidate?
There were a lot of folks on this board accusing anyone who challenged or questioned a candidate of this very thing or worse. I will not take any one person's word or even the candidate's word at face value, especially if I am not familiar with them.
I am currently of the opinion that Christie, like Romney, could do more harm than good to the entire conservative movement, because the media has painted/identified them as "conservatives" and any true conservative will tell you and be able to prove different. I reject the premise that I should accept the media's identification of "conservative" candidates just because the candidate says they are.
Why should anyone be obliged to sit still and accept what the media or an anonymous poster on FR have to say about a candidate?
I am almost convinced this is an attempt to stifle debate through ad hominem.
Politicians are supposed to be public servants. They work for us. They hold positions of public trust. And you want to ignore all of that, ignore a politican playing games with people's lives as petty political revenge, simply because he's on our side? What utter nonsense.
Fat boi is a liberal lummox.
Would you like to lead the way and put down your gun first?
In/from my years of public service I would guess at least 80% of elected officials are bought and paid for and practically all public employees with their unions do not worry too much about dedicated public service. Just weigh the money being paid/given to these public servants compared to what non public employees earn to get the gist of so called public service.
Christie is no conservative. Neither is Bush. I voted for the last two RINOs that lost to this loser in the Whitehouse. I won’t get fooled again.
Hate on? We don't use the term haters, that's a liberal term liberals use. What is your DU id?
If FR is so bad, maybe it's time for you to move on and take your hysterics with you.
The Dems (which includes GOP leaders) will ignore these little transgressions. They have a mission, and he's their man.
For example, between Romney and Palin, I'd go for Palin, instantly. But between Romney and Obama, I'd reluctantly support Romney. I wouldn't bash him and stay home.
Yep, the lesser of two evils is still evil. But a lot less evil, and easier to clean up afterwards.