Skip to comments.Maddow Suggests Plausible Alternate Theory to Christie NJ Bridge Scandal
Posted on 01/10/2014 6:17:44 AM PST by FR_addict
The e-mail sent by Christie aide Bridget Kelly to the Port Authority executive behind the lane closures was dated August 13th, 2013, the order to unleash hell on Fort Lee. And Maddow believed Christie very convincingly quashed the idea that this was because of a refusal to endorse, but connected the dots to suggest another motivation.
In 2010, Christie took the unprecedented step of refusing to reappoint a New Jersey Supreme Court justice for another term, which set off the New Jersey Democrats, who got back at Christie by shooting down all the other Supreme Court justice nominees he put forward.
So when a Republican member of the New Jersey Supreme Court came up for reappointment last year, NJ Senate Democrats promised to make it a brutal fight, so Christie decided to stop the reappointment. He was furious at Senate Democrats, and held a press conference getting really angry with them.
That press conference, expressing much anger with Senate Democrats, was held on August 12, 2013, a day before the Bridgegate e-mail was sent. And Fort Lee, the town that got backed up, is part of the legislative district represented by Loretta Weinberg. The leader of the Senate Democrats.
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I can hear it coming....”George Bushes fault.”
The local pols love inconveniencing their peeps indirectly.
Christie closes a lane on a bridge ... we have a full media examination.
Holder runs guns to Mexican drug lords in an attempt to negate the 2nd Ammendment, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of Mexicans and a couple of American border guards. He is then found guilty of Contempt of Congress and is currently stonewalling a federal judge to comply with orders to produce communications, thus threatening the shared power feature of the Constitution...and the media is silent.
Whatever sleazy tactics this pushy, controlling bully employed, lets hope the coservative media takes on two premises , one, that this little story is dwarfed by what BO is doing to this country it’s history and culture on a weekly basis and, two, that this story was brought out just as people started talking about how horrible gates claims BO is at being CIC
To be fair, it was 3 of 4 lanes on a bridge...
And you’re right, the media is comparatively not interested in Obama scandals, acting like they’re no big deal,
even though they are a huge abuse of power and people have died because of them.
I think we need Levin’s ConCon, and fast.
Yeah but this was a traffic jam.. come on man!!! (sarc)
By the way you left out all the Obama’s scandals
Christie and Bammy are the same: neither knew nothin’.
Rachel-the-dyle Maddog has an opinion worthy of nothing. This freak is a worshiper of Satan.
The whole "didn't endorse" angle wasn't logical and Christie spending 90 minutes saying this wasn't the reason was unconvincing.
Limbaugh had a great take on all of this. He went after the press for their kid gloves approach to Obama, but he didn't give Christie a pass either. He also showed how small this one is compared to Obama’s list.
But I am glad we don't have to put up with the RINOs pushing this little bully dictator down our throats for the Republican nomination.
His “I am not a bully” reminded me of Nixon's “I am not a crook.” In hindsight, Nixon's Watergate was small potatoes, compared to the Clinton and Obama scandals. Some of them were never even investigated.
But being a Republican means you have to be cleaner and obviously Christie fails whether he gave the actual order or not. His aide didn't simply decide she was bored and sent out the email to start the traffic problems in Fort Lee. The recipient of the email responded with the curt “Got It.” And now we find out another guy involved in the scandal is taking the fifth.
Obviously, something was going on in the Christie admin, where he either knew about it or tried to have plausible deniability.
That makes more sense than the endorsement angle. They punished the people of NJ as a form of retribution to their political opponents.
Ailes is right. Maddow is smart, however ideologically misguided.
If Christie ever does become president, he should name Bridget Anne Kelly as his SecDef. The lady obviously knows how to fight a war..
Judging from the sh!t storm Christy created, it’s a good thing he didn’t shut down the Amber Alert System, National Parks and Open Air Monuments, the road past Mount Rushmore, restaurants and hotels in national parks at gunpoint, federal highways, or try to disrupt Honor Flights. Punishing people like that would have been really bad.
The press caught Christie jaywalking and they’re out for blood.
Same press that looks the other way when the power of the IRS is used against private citizens for political reasons. (Eff you New York Times)
What Christie’s staff did was wrong. It doesn’t hold a candle to the IRS scandal, Benghazi or Fast and Furious...
Doesn’t even hold a candle to the justifiable outrage over a biased dishonest press...
Actually, that's why I watched it last night to find out what Ailes was talking about. I seldom ever watch that channel.
I watched almost all of Christie's press conference earlier and believed him until I heard the story about the traffic study. His excuse that he wouldn't know a traffic study if it bit him was pure phony. That is his duty to find out and ask the right questions in areas he is not knowledgeable in. Following his logic, no one should be Commander in Chief, unless they've be in military command. I just want someone that is honest, smart enough to ask the right questions, put the right people in charge, and set a path for this country in which Americans can be proud.
There’s a politician called George Norcross in this state, basically owns Camden County, nothing happens without his say so—and there’s never been a word of complaint about him anywhere except from one lone newspaper in the area. He makes these (alleged) actions by Christie’s machine seem like making sand castles. Here in my office, a democrat who has never said word one about Norcross or Obama was ranting for a full 45 minutes quoting the above (alleged) scenario.
And let’s rename the position to Secretary of Offense!