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CNN Host Grills Wasserman Schultz About Thinking Christie’s Hiding Something While Obama Always
PJ Media ^ | 1-9-2014 | Bridget Johnson

Posted on 01/09/2014 12:42:39 PM PST by smoothsailing

CNN Host Grills Wasserman Schultz About Thinking Christie’s Hiding Something While Obama Always Claims to Be in the Dark

Bridget Johnson

CNN host Don Lemon grilled Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on how it’s OK to assume Chris Christie is hiding something while assuming that President Obama is always forthcoming.

Wasserman Schultz was eager to spread the message that the New Jersey governor had committed wrongdoing, a news drop that conveniently steered attention away from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ revelations a day earlier about Hillary Clinton.

“I think the investigation that is ongoing is going to — through the questioning, particularly tomorrow when the assembly asks the right people under oath questions about exactly what happened and who and where these instructions came from to shut down three lanes of highway on the George Washington Bridge that not just — not only snarled traffic but actually slowed down first responders from looking for a 4-year-old,” Wasserman Schultz said.

“There are so many questions that need to be answered that Chris Christie has refused to answer thus far and today those e-mails revealed that there is smoke and that smoke leads right to the closest staff that he has in his office. If he’s such a straight shooter, which he prides himself on, Don, why did it take seven hours for him to release a statement for him saying he was outraged and had no knowledge of it? I can tell you if I knew nothing about something and had no knowledge, I would immediately release a statement. That doesn’t take a lot of hand wringing to release a statement like that.”

Lemon asked Wasserman Schultz about the controversies faced by Obama over the past year. “Each time the president has claimed that he didn’t know. He didn’t know about the NSA spying on allies. He didn’t know that about the Obamacare website. He didn’t know that if you — that you wouldn’t be able to keep your doctor — so what’s the difference between Christie not knowing and the president not knowing?”

“The difference is the issues that President Obama said he didn’t know about were policy issues. This is a scandal. A scandal that leads right to his office in which his staff and possibly him exacted political retribution in retaliation for a Democratic mayor in Fort Lee refusing to endorse him in his re- election. As a result they ordered the shutdown of three lanes of the George Washington Bridge on the first day of school, snarling traffic, trapping children in school buses,” Wasserman Schultz responded.

Lemon pointed out that Obama calls everything “made-up scandals,” so why couldn’t Christie’s involvement be overblown, too?

“How could we compare a governor and his staff potentially deliberately shutting down three lanes of highway in retaliation, which these e-mails that came out today show that it was in response to a mayor refusing to endorse their boss for his re- election? How you could compare that to health care policy, intelligence policy and foreign policy?” Wasserman Schultz shot back. “Now of those three things were scandals. They are not comparable. Chris Christie has to face the music. He has refused to answer questions for months. He has said from the beginning that he had nothing to do with this and knew nothing about it and that it didn’t have anything to do with anyone at his office and it turns out none of that is true.”

Lemon then asked about her political motivation in stoking the Christie scandal. “Clinton beats all opponents except for Christie. I’m talking about Hillary Clinton,” he said. “If we were looking forward to 2016, it shows that Christie beats her by 2 points, 48 percent to 46 percent.”

“Chris Christie is the governor of the state of New Jersey and the head of the National Governor’s Association. His job this year, he said himself about a month ago, that his sole responsibility right now is to re-elect and elect Republican governors. So the guy who is in charge of electing and re-electing Republican governors has created a culture in his office at the very least that allowed his senior staff to think that it was OK to exact political retribution that impacted his constituents,” Wasserman Schultz responded.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bridgegate; christie; drivebymedia; dws; gotchajournalism; gwbscandal; movealong; nothingtoseehere
" I can tell you if I knew nothing about something and had no knowledge, I would immediately release a statement."

1 posted on 01/09/2014 12:42:39 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a liberal pathological liar for her boss.

Chris Christie(D) isn’t that much different.

But it’s pretty hard to top DWS.


2 posted on 01/09/2014 12:46:53 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: smoothsailing

I wonder what her comments were regarding Lois Lerner.........


3 posted on 01/09/2014 12:47:01 PM PST by originalbuckeye ("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
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To: smoothsailing
I smell HYPOCRISY !!
4 posted on 01/09/2014 12:48:45 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: smoothsailing

This kind of crap with the lame stream media and Democrats could wind up backfiring on them. This type of thing will bring more people to Christie’s side in the long run.


5 posted on 01/09/2014 12:54:37 PM PST by woweeitsme
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

I smell a dead useful idiot. Debbie’s public barking along with the rest of the DNC kennel simply tells me Christie’s usefulness is at an end. They’re going to need a bigger floor jack under that bus. Let that be a lesson to all RINOs.


6 posted on 01/09/2014 12:57:13 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: smoothsailing

Obama and Wasserman Schultz couldn’t tell the truth even if the truth bit em in the backside.


7 posted on 01/09/2014 1:05:35 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: smoothsailing

I’m surprised Debbie Wasserman-Schultz-Clinton-Obama-Kennedy-Clinton-Schultz didn’t have him fired on the spot.

“I want this man’s name! I demand this man’s name! I want him investigated...NOW!!!”


8 posted on 01/09/2014 1:09:36 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: smoothsailing

. . . cute as a little bug


9 posted on 01/09/2014 1:11:35 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: smoothsailing

LOL!

I am jaded by Obama, Chicago scandals, Hillary, etc., etc., so here goes...

On Christie: He looked like a dear in headlights.

Which is it; was Christie thinking, “ I’m innocent, but do the folks believe me? Or, was he thinking, “ I’m guilty, but are the folks buying this “innocent” thing I’m selling?”

I don’t know, yet.


10 posted on 01/09/2014 1:13:57 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: woweeitsme

The liberal media couldn’t get enough of him when he had his hug fest with Obama over Hurricane Sandy. Now that he’s a serious choice to take on their darling Hillary, they’re writing his political obituary.

A three-year old could spot the hypocrisy here.


11 posted on 01/09/2014 1:14:39 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
I smell HYPOCRISY !!

We need a "Hypocrisy" icon that could be posted anytime one of these RAT hypocrites sounds off about the GOP. Something better than this.....because the RATS don't stop at morals only.


12 posted on 01/09/2014 1:15:37 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

That is very good.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 1:19:02 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: smoothsailing

“How you could compare that to health care policy, intelligence policy and foreign policy?”

Well...considering that Obama’s perfidy in those areas is MUCH more damaging....


14 posted on 01/09/2014 1:22:58 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: smoothsailing
I can tell you if I knew nothing about something and had no knowledge, I would immediately release a statement.

If she doesn't release a statement every morning when she wakes up, she's a liar.

She should probably release hourly announcements.

15 posted on 01/09/2014 1:24:33 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: smoothsailing

A recent thread was talking about how Florida is about to surpass New York as the second most populous state in the union. But like us poor folks in California who have already endured the “migration” of Secular “Progressive” Jews to our state from New York for a generation or more, I pointed out that Florida is in the same sad straits.

Debbie Washerwoman-Shitz
Born: September 27, 1966 (age 47), New York City, NY

A Lot of you refer to this “migration” as “Californication,” but I submit to you that the original “genisis” of this “human effluent,” is New York, and more specifically the area around NYC. And just like here in CA, these “transplants” will team up with the “Hispanic community” and destroy your state too. And the really sad, and funny part of it is that they will conspire to screw the Blacks.


16 posted on 01/09/2014 1:35:03 PM PST by vette6387
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To: smoothsailing

Actually saw a brief interview with her last night. Almost had a stroke when she said that the NSA, tax audits, and Benghazi were nothing-this Chris Christie thing, THIS is important. She really said it, and with a totally straight face.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 1:40:51 PM PST by cincinnati65
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To: smoothsailing

I think Lemon is auditioning for an anchor slot at Fox News..he actually poses relevant questions to Democratic shills. Not a bad idea, considering CNN’s ratings...


18 posted on 01/09/2014 1:51:45 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: cincinnati65
She really said it, and with a totally straight face.

That's her most famous face of all!


19 posted on 01/09/2014 1:52:25 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Obama Always Claims to Be in the Dark

This reminds me of a racist-by-today's-standards joke in the 1935 movie Charlie Chan In Egypt:

Snowshoes (played by Stephen Fetchit): I's always in the dark.
Chan: Condition obvious!

20 posted on 01/09/2014 2:11:18 PM PST by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: woweeitsme

In the meantime the current person who squats in the peoples house knows nothing about anything unless it will benefit himself.

He will not accept responsibility for anything that goes wrong or lies about what he said or does.


21 posted on 01/09/2014 2:15:27 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: cincinnati65

Benghazi - 4 dead, F & F - unknown dead...no scandals here, just policy issues.


22 posted on 01/09/2014 2:29:22 PM PST by Rennes Templar (If you like your disease, you can keep it.)
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To: chajin

HA! I remember that scene. It was funny!


23 posted on 01/09/2014 2:31:03 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Thats the smell of the SoulGlo in Debbie’s hair.


24 posted on 01/09/2014 4:03:22 PM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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