Posts Tagged ‘Chris Christie’

Chris Christie is “innocent”

Posted by Troy on 17th January 2014 in Current Events, Political

Notice the quotation marks?  Let’s be honest.  No politician is ever innocent.  At least, not once you get up to the state level.  I’m going to be brutally honest, I do not like Chris Christie.  He is an Imperial, a state-ist.  If he becomes president, he will be no different than President Obama.  He will abuse his power and refuse to be questioned.  Same as Obama.  At first, I liked Christie.  He didn’t allow reporters to take him down illusionary paths.  He didn’t allow people to take his arguments out of context.  He also didn’t allow people to take arguments to the realm of the insane.  All of these seemed like positives.  Then I realized that he never allowed ANYONE to question him.    Finally, he would be a disaster as president as he is unable to control his emotions.

All of that being said, I think he is innocent in regards to the bridge.  Why?  Well, because of the opposite reason for why I doubt Obama’s innocence in his scandals: Chris Christie fired people.  He also stepped up, admitted wrong-doing, and accepted responsibility.  How is this different that Obama’s reaction to every single scandal?  Step 1 – Deny the scandal.  Step 2 – Try to thwart any investigation into the scandal.  Step 3 – When it’s clear that the truth is known, admit that there is something wrong and you are going to investigate it and people will be held accountable.  Step 4 – Rely on the fact that people have their own lives to concern them and will basically forget about it and never hold anyone accountable.

What did Christie do differently?  He admitted the mistake.  He fired people.  These people are now subject to possible legal actions because of this.  That makes them more likely to turn on Christie if he had done anything wrong.  Obama cannot fire anyone because they would squeal on him, and he knows it.

What did the media do differently?  Wall to wall coverage of Chris Christie and full implication that he is guilty.

What did the federal government do differently?  Immediately assumed his guilt, issued a DOJ investigation, and issued 20 subpoenas.

In an afterthought, the hero of the story?  The underling that received the instruction “time for traffic problems” and responded “got it.”  Two words.  That’s it.  That guy is worth his weight in gold, and I’d love to hire him.

Long Live the Constitution.

Governor Chris Christie

Posted by Troy on 29th July 2013 in Current Events, Political

Originally, I think everyone (well…not everyone) liked Chris Christie.  When people opposed his cost saving measures, he would cut them off and wouldn’t allow them to take it to some ridiculous, emotional level that denied the merits of what he was doing.  Everyone cheered this, as I think most people are tired of being lead around by the heart and having us go further and further in debt for it.  However, over time, it turned out that his bombastic attitude did not extend to just the issues.  He isn’t the no-nonsense leader that we have all be waiting for.  Instead, he is an imperial leader who doesn’t like to be questioned.  Of course, who likes to be questioned?  Still, in our system of government, you do not get to have your way and override your opposition just because they disagree with you.  One has to ask, isn’t that a lot like Obama himself?  In fact, Christie supports global warming, cap and tax, gun control measures, and the NSA spying on Americans.  How can we trust him?  I sincerely hope that we, as a country, do not fall for his sales pitch and see him as he really is.

Long Live the Constitution!