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Posted on 01/23/2014 12:07:41 PM PST by massmike
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign and the state's Republican Party committee have received subpoenas from federal prosecutors investigating allegations that his aides created traffic jams as political payback.
Mark Sheridan, a lawyer representing Christie for Governor and the Republican State Committee, tells The Associated Press the subpoenas are for documents related to the closure of traffic lanes near the George Washington Bridge.
A state legislative committee investigating the traffic jams has also issued subpoenas to the two organizations.
Sheridan says the Republican governor's campaign and the party will cooperate with investigators.
The traffic lane closures created gridlock in the town of Fort Lee in September. Documents gathered by legislators suggest the lanes were closed as political payback, possibly because Fort Lee's mayor declined to endorse Christie.
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Hey Christie, you lay down with dogs, you wake up with fleas.
Another great job by Karl Rove and the GOPe!!
Oh Goodie. Holder and Soetoro want to take this to a new level - put the Republican Presidential candidate in jail.
How Soviet of them.
Good Job Darrell Issa! You left Holder on his throne at the JustUs department (er, crib).
He doesn’t like you for that. Just thinks you’re weak. Now he’s attacking.
One of these days, our side (but not in my lifetime) will learn how to play hardball politics like this...
Yet nothing on Benghazi or IRS Gate. Ain’t that special?
Comply only after the IRS is fairly investigated.
(Not intended to imply that I’m defending Christie; rather, it’s a bash against the feds for cherry-picking which cases to pursue.)
Christie is the NYC foil to Cuomo and De Blasio. He must be punished so these other 2 can accomplish their commie agenda.
Oh, how he must long for the good old Sandy photo op days, when both parties couldn’t schlobber themselves enough over one another. Oh, well, love fades.
If I were the Dems I would lay off Christie, he’s a greater ally to them as the “GOP Presidential Nomination” than he is a damaged GOP candidate.
Call Christie soup stock, because he is boned.
Democrats view politics as bloodsport. They destroy and eviscerate their opponents. They play to win at all costs.
Until Republicans do they same thing back to the Dems, they can expect more of the same. Dems have absolutely no respect for the hapless and naive Pubbies.
On the other hand, Dems fear the Tea Party. We have principles, we mobilize, we support, and we vote. We fight back.
After they stick this like peanut butter to them, they’ll be all on board, making him the GOPe nominee so that Hillary will have an easier run.
They’re four moves ahead of the GOPe. They were already on this by the time Christie was all giddy to appear on SNL.
Agree. He’s manageable. He’s an easy mark.
The love really has faded. This is serious, got to clear the decks for the launch of Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless. For this, Governor Christie has to be pictured as MORE autocratic and tyrannical than even Herself.
After all, what Herself did was halfway around the world, while this traffic snafu happened RIGHT HERE in the territory once known as “the United States of America”.
And you just cannot ignore that.
What I mean is, the Dems already knew they were going to roll this clown (not literal, physics, you know).
Prove what you say...I don’t see anybody cowering in fright from the Tea Party. Too damn bad, but at least where I sit it ain’t so.
Where are all the GOP governors to defend Christie? Where are all the GOP Rino’s to defend Christie? Where are all those democrats Christie
has worked with? Why haven’t they come to his defense?
Good riddance to fat Christie.
Of course it’s bloodsport. It is for all the marbles. If we lose our Republic, there is no tomorrow for the Rule of Law, or Freedom.
We all like to think of our Founding Fathers as honorable men.
But they knew the stakes, too. On 4/19/1775, we stood up at Concord Bridge, fought by the rules as the British dictated them, and got shot to pieces.
It was only after the British began their march back to Boston, and the Minutemen sniped at them, guerrill-style, that our side inflicted significant damage. The British were highly insulted that we didn’t fight “fair.”
When the gunfire starts, there is only one rule: He who wins, lives.
Our politics should be conducted the same way.
I grudgingly admire the Dems for playing to win. Pubbies on the other hand are just happy to be spectators in the stands with a seat close enough to watch the game.
Ignore over a hundred years of bankruptcy and other Federal law to shaft the owners of GM so the company can be handed over to the UAW as a payoff, no problem.
A Republican may have used off the shelf democrat tactics, it's Watergate again!!
They know he’s going down, and they don’t want to be swept up in the formidable wake....
If you listen to the liberal politicans and pundits, they attack the Tea Party every chance they get. Unlike the hapless Pubbies, they know the Tea Party has core beliefs and conviction. They fear people like that.
The Dems rolled out their “Astro turf” campaign to blunt the effectiveness of the Tea Party and used the IRS to intimidate Tea Party groups. Why would they go to such great lengths like this if they didn’t fear the influence of the Tea Party?
FOX is dusting off Romney again and polishing up Jeb, son of Bush I
The media will ‘blackout’ him just like they did Palin, West, etc, but Ted Cruz needs to step up.. Call the evil rats out on this political hit while Benghazi, IRS, NSA, F&F, Solyndra, and the multitude of other scandals get whitewashed.
No way Christie goes to jail, they could not fit him through the door to a cell.
Theyre four moves ahead of the GOPe. They were already on this by the time Christie was all giddy to appear on SNL.
Agreed, but thanks to the press he is damaged goods for the GOP primary and if there is a strong conservative candidate they will use this scandal against him.
~~~strong conservative candidate~~~
Don’t worry - the GOPe is gonna make sure that doesn’t occur. They’re on it 24/7.
Not necessarily. According to Alinsky’s Rule for Radicals, rather than fear as their motivator, it is sheer bully tactics trying to shut people down so they don’t have to explain their actions.
I believe it is more of a technique than a fear reflex. The Tea Party folks need to stand strong that’s for certain and fight back with as devastating tactics as the left.
Tea Party. McDonnell. Christie.
Is it a purge?
“Have you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Republican party?”
The other day Law & Order went after Christie...
The Republicans would not have a majority in congress without the efforts of the Tea Party in 2010. That fact is not lost on Democrats.
I’ve worked around tons of liberals for years and I can assure you that they are afraid of a repeat of what the Tea Party accomplished in 2010. And they haven’t forgotten the huge 912 rally in DC sent shockwaves through them. This was one of the biggest events ever in DC and another one may be coming this spring.
In most states, “mob rule” is just an expression.
So that’s what this is REALLY about? Going after the GOP and its donors? Where is the justice any more?
Christie Fails the 2nd Amendment Litmus test for me.
Here’s the weird part - one small part of me says “Hey! They’re ripping OUR guy to shreds!”
The other larger part says “He’s a RINO who likes to play ball with Dems, and would be just as bad or worse.”
So at this point... I don’t care what they do to him.
No daylight between us on Christie, Publius. I hear you loud and clear.
Like I said - he fails THE litmus test.
If a pol doesn’t respect MY right to defend my life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness by the most expedient means (firearms), then he/she isn’t worth a bucket of mule piss to me.