I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Chris Christie - Unelectable

I do have to say a couple of words about the Chris Christie bridge scandal.  I think it's funny.  That' right, funny to the point of almost being hilarious.  This is a man who has strategically been working at changing public opinion, the rumor has it, so he can make a run for the White House in 2016.  All of that hard work fell apart when the news broke that two of his top aides nearly shut down a bridge completely out of petty vindictiveness.  Christie claims to have been unaware, however this is a guy who is about control.  Anyway, it doesn't make much difference.  You can bet that during the Republican Primaries for the 2016 presidential election, if Christie does run, will use this lead pipe scandal in an attempt to beat him senseless.  If he does run, and he does win the nomination, can you just imagine what the negative campaigning will focus on?  He may want their vote, but his image of being able to work both sides of the aisle is beginning to tarnish with Independents.  If they were to vote today, would New Jersey voters re-elect him? 

Vote for me or I'll shut down your bridge!

This whole thing goes back to what a number of people have been talking about since the 2012 election, you know, the one in which Romney lost big time.  The Republicans have an image problem.  This kind of behavior doesn't help their case at all.  People believe Republicans are petty and vindictive, and small minded, and closed minded, that they don't really care about your average American.  On the day they closed down that bridge, they shit on Emergency Responders.  They shit on your every day commuter trying to get either to work or home from work in a timely manner.  Hell, they even shit on Republicans, because you know not everyone crossing that bridge was a Democrat.  These fools who shut down that bridge?  They're not stupid.  They simply believe when they are in charge they can do what they want.  Surprise!  They can't.  Now, because two of his aides did nothing more then be Republican, Christie's political future is in jeopardy, not that he's going to give up on politics, he may just have to come to terms that as a presidential candidate he may now be unelectable.

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