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Old 01-08-2014, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default Chris Christie's camp shut down worlds busiest bridge over political vendetta

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics...fic-nightmare/

Newly discovered emails appear to connect a top aide of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the controversial closure of several lanes on the world’s busiest bridge as political payback against a local mayor.

“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” Bridget Anne Kelley, deputy chief of staff for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs and a top Christie aide, wrote in an Aug. 13 email sent from her personal account.

The email was written to David Wildstein, director of interstate capital projects at the Port Authority, which maintains the George Washington Bridge connecting the two states.

Wildstein replied, “Got it,” also from his personal email account, according to the emails first posted online by The Record and obtained by ABC News...

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Newly discovered emails appear to connect a top aide of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the controversial closure of several lanes on the world’s busiest bridge as political payback against a local mayor.

“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” Bridget Anne Kelley, deputy chief of staff for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs and a top Christie aide, wrote in an Aug. 13 email sent from her personal account.

The email was written to David Wildstein, director of interstate capital projects at the Port Authority, which maintains the George Washington Bridge connecting the two states.

Wildstein replied, “Got it,” also from his personal email account, according to the emails first posted online by The Record and obtained by ABC News...
Now it's time for Republicans to make a choice. Either stick with Christie, saying he didn't know what was going on and thus invalidating their criticism of Obama for not knowing what went on with the IRS "scandals", or they turn on him and destroy the one chance they have of making 2016 a race.

Should be fun to watch.

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Now it's time for Republicans to make a choice. Either stick with Christie, saying he didn't know what was going on and thus invalidating their criticism of Obama for not knowing what went on with the IRS "scandals", or they turn on him and destroy the one chance they have of making 2016 a race.

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Two lanes closed on the GW Bridge.......... Yep, I can see how that makes the IRS scandal look like small potatoes.
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Two lanes closed on the GW Bridge.......... Yep, I can see how that makes the IRS scandal look like small potatoes.
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Two lanes closed on the GW Bridge.......... Yep, I can see how that makes the IRS scandal look like small potatoes.
It was actually three lanes. And emergency services were also delayed among other things. At least on person died due to this delay according to the report. Who knows how many more.
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Two lanes closed on the GW Bridge.......... Yep, I can see how that makes the IRS scandal look like small potatoes.
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Well now that christie seems to taken himself out of any real shot at running for president,who challenges hillary?

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Now it's time for Republicans to make a choice. Either stick with Christie, saying he didn't know what was going on and thus invalidating their criticism of Obama for not knowing what went on with the IRS "scandals", or they turn on him and destroy the one chance they have of making 2016 a race.

Should be fun to watch.

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Much like Benghazi/IRS/etc, you'll know how high it goes by who and how many get fired. As we've seen over the last couple years, when no heads roll, you can assume it's because all the good scapegoats can demonstrate it goes higher.

Really there should be some criminal charges as well.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:20 AM   #11
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It was actually three lanes. And emergency services were also delayed among other things. At least on person died due to this delay according to the report. Who knows how many more.
I'm sure someone will be able to find a youtube video that caused the whole thing to happen.
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http://thinkprogress.org/home/2014/0...ired-vendetta/

But while Christie claimed that this was “not the way this administration has conducted itself over the last four years” and denied being a bully, accusations ofpolitical retribution have long surrounded the governor. For instance, former Gov. Richard Codey (D) accused the Christie administration of “sending a message” by denying him state trooper protection after he publicly disagreed with Christie. The same day, a Codey cousin was fired from his position at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a former Codey aide was removed from the New Jersey Office of Consumer Affairs.
After then State Sen. Sean Kean (R) told a reporter that Christie erred in not calling for a state of emergency sooner, during a 2010 blizzard, Christie’s staff banned Kean from attending the next news conference Christie held in Kean’s home district. A Christie aide told the Star-Ledger that Kean “got what he deserved.” Rutgers Professor Alan Rosenthal saw his state funding slashed after backing a re-districting map more favorable to Democrats and last year, confirmation of a judicial candidate recommended by State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R) suddenly stalled after the legislator voted against Christie’s public medical education system reorganization.
On Thursday, the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey announced that he would be opening up another investigation into the lane closings, joining the state legislature and the inspector general of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who are conducting investigations of their own.
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But while Christie claimed that this was “not the way this administration has conducted itself over the last four years” and denied being a bully, accusations ofpolitical retribution have long surrounded the governor. For instance, former Gov. Richard Codey (D) accused the Christie administration of “sending a message” by denying him state trooper protection after he publicly disagreed with Christie. The same day, a Codey cousin was fired from his position at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a former Codey aide was removed from the New Jersey Office of Consumer Affairs.
After then State Sen. Sean Kean (R) told a reporter that Christie erred in not calling for a state of emergency sooner, during a 2010 blizzard, Christie’s staff banned Kean from attending the next news conference Christie held in Kean’s home district. A Christie aide told the Star-Ledger that Kean “got what he deserved.” Rutgers Professor Alan Rosenthal saw his state funding slashed after backing a re-districting map more favorable to Democrats and last year, confirmation of a judicial candidate recommended by State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R) suddenly stalled after the legislator voted against Christie’s public medical education system reorganization.
On Thursday, the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey announced that he would be opening up another investigation into the lane closings, joining the state legislature and the inspector general of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who are conducting investigations of their own.
There's little doubt that once a willingness to do something like cause traffic jams is exposed, that there was likely other bad behavior as well.

One aid has already been fired. And ordinarily, I'd think he'd really have to clean house to come out of this with much of a future. But hey, Susan Rice still has a job, so what do I know.
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One aid has already been fired. And ordinarily, I'd think he'd really have to clean house to come out of this with much of a future. But hey, Susan Rice still has a job, so what do I know.
Obama talks the talk but never walks the walk on matters like Benghazi or the IRS scandal. Remember when President Obama told us that that those who were responsible for Fast and Furious “will be held accountable.”
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Obama talks the talk but never walks the walk on matters like Benghazi or the IRS scandal.
Should Obama have resigned, over either?
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Remember when President Obama told us that that those who were responsible for Fast and Furious “will be held accountable.”
Remember when y'all breathlessly proclaimed that these "smoking guns" would bring Obama down?
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Ha Ha that Mutha Fuhcka Issa is still looking hard. I wish that piece of trash would actually do something useful.
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Please show me the post where I said that or STFU.
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And if Christie had a 10th of the class he claims to have and demands of others, he's resign.
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Pony boy nothing to offer but your usual deflection
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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE..................between this and Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS and Obamacare.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_4572367.html

Like Maddow or not, the timing on this is very curious.

- Christie removes tenure from a judge and nominates her replacement in a press conference late on Monday, August 12th.

- Christie Deputy Chief of Staff sends now-infamous email at 7:53 the next day.

- Fort Lee falls in the district represented by the state Senate Democratic Leader, Loretta Weinberg.

It will be interesting as we learn more about the story. There are already two other Democratic mayors who have come out and said that the governor had held grudges and done petty things like cancel meetings after they've done something he didn't like. There are already a few reports of his staff being run like a place under martial law. Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul have both already come out and criticized the guy.

And they say there's no Republican civil war.

Like I said...

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Like Maddow or not, the timing on this is very curious.

- Christie removes tenure from a judge and nominates her replacement in a press conference late on Monday, August 12th.

- Christie Deputy Chief of Staff sends now-infamous email at 7:53 the next day.

- Fort Lee falls in the district represented by the state Senate Democratic Leader, Loretta Weinberg.

It will be interesting as we learn more about the story. There are already two other Democratic mayors who have come out and said that the governor had held grudges and done petty things like cancel meetings after they've done something he didn't like. There are already a few reports of his staff being run like a place under martial law. Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul have both already come out and criticized the guy.

And they say there's no Republican civil war.

Like I said...

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For those who didn't see the segment, basically what happened is that Christie refused to nominate a judge for tenure in NJ, the first governor to do so in either a long time or ever, I can't remember. So the Democrats got pissed and responded by refusing to confirm every single nomination Christie made. So then he got even more pissed and refused to nominate one of the Republican-appointed judges out of spite for the whole process, and then the next day, the GW bridge was shut down.

Those are the facts, but take from them what you will.

New Jersey politics sure have cleaned up...
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Default Fox News Host Admits Chris Christie Bridge Story Is A 'Scandal,' Not A 'Distraction'

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But Thursday afternoon, Greg Gutfeld, one of the hosts of "The Five," admitted the story is a "scandal."

"We cannot sit here and dismiss this as a distraction," he said. "That makes us look like complete hypocrites, because we would explode. ... We have exploded here at this table when somebody says Benghazi is a distraction or...is a phony scandal."

"This is not a distraction. This is a scandal," he added.
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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE..................between this and Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS and Obamacare.
Outside of the fact that this is a real scandal? !
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