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The Benghazi Stupid And The Chris Christie Worshippers!

Chris-Christie-Claims-Weight-Problem-Caused-by-Global-Warming-e1384283274661What is it about Chris Christie that so enthralls some in the media? I have to wonder if it is because he screams at his constituents. Mother Jones posted an article with 8 videos of Christie berating and yelling at people, go take a look to see what “straight-talk” is according to his adoring friends in the media.

The Star-Ledger had an opinion piece that makes fun of the people I am now referring to as the “Benghazi stupid.” This group of knuckle dragging idiots makes up the leadership of the Republican party these days, along with the reactionary, hateful nihilists that are easily distracted by the word “Benghazi.”

From the Star-Ledger piece…

Somehow, the right’s response to Chris Christie’s still-breaking Bridgegate scandal has devolved into this: Why are you writing about New Jersey traffic jams, because Benghazi!

In letters to newspapers and online comments, in phone calls to their favorite conservative radio and TV pundits, conservatives are in a state of collective denial: They refuse to acknowledge there’s anything to Gov. Chris Christie and the George Washington Bridge scandal until President Obama and the consular attack in Benghazi get equal time.

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What’s the difference? Here are three reasons the unrelated Bridgegate and Benghazi stories aren’t getting equal time – and shouldn’t.

Intent: America’s press corps has looked at Benghazi, the IRS scandal and the other Obama-related scandals tossed around last weekend. In each case, the facts dampened the early cries of conspiracy and cover-up. In Benghazi, neither congressional investigators nor the New York Times found evidence to support the idea of a concerted executive branch failure or cover-up. In the IRS fiasco, an investigation found both conservative and liberal political groups were subject to review – and everyone got what they wanted, anyway.

Coverage: It’s hard to argue that Benghazi, the IRS scandal or Obamacare’s glitchy website weren’t covered in full. Each story was subject to intense coverage when it broke – just as Bridgegate is breaking now. To expect coverage of old stories to increase because of an uncomfortable new story is silly.

Just as silly are suggestions that New Jersey media, including The Star-Ledger, are spending too much time covering a breaking story of corruption in the governor’s office. Because Benghazi?

Cover-ups: Each scandal resuscitated by the right last week began with cover-up allegations that have faded under the bright lights of media coverage and federal investigation.

Meanwhile, new evidence that Christie’s aides tried to cover their tracks is surfacing as thousands of newly released documents and e-mails are made public. None of the evidence suggests the governor was involved at that level, but there are a lot of questions about the GWB lane closures that still haven’t been answered.

I watched Chris Christie’s marathon press conference the other day and he laid it on pretty thick for his adoring media audience. For those of us who aren’t swayed by his tactics, it didn’t pass the smell test. And now, with the release of more information about who in his office knew what was going on, it stinks even more.

He had to know what was going on.

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January 14, 2014 - Posted by | Politics, Republican Party | , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. Chris Chirstie’s fellow thugs brutalized Dwight L Moody in Chicago as these feudal casuists hold lore enforcement to be a sort of clergy. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Thomas Jefferson. “If you live each day as it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right” Steve Jobs. What all these newcomers ain’t be understanding is that violence combats control freakery. It discourages officials from grandiose schemes. It makes public servants behave humbly, unline these transit workers who think it assaulting them is a felony it is ok for them to drop you off on top of a pile of garbage or even to ignore you waiting while they lobby to congetion price you out of your car and further into their web of control. Entrepreneurs would think too much about tomorrow will never take risks today. It is the constant death and creative destruction which makes America great, which ends the ties to the old world which divide us and which amkes us worry about what really matters.

    Comment by Quiche Chrustie | January 15, 2014 | Reply

  2. U of Michigan professor and Middle East expert Dr. Juan Cole gives reasons why Benghazi happened and it wasn’t Sec. Clinton’s fault…..http://www.juancole.com/2014/01/reasons-benghazi-clintons.html

    Comment by grantinhouston | January 18, 2014 | Reply

  3. Governor Christie has cleared the path to show the Republicans how to fool the majority of the American voting public, you pretend to play along with the President to receive Federal money to complete those pet projects of his, then after those contracts are affirmed go back to screwing the people of New Jersey! Governor Christie can change his colors faster then a leaves in the fall, and the true Chris Christie needed to show the Republican Party he was as good at coning the American people as GW Bush was!

    Comment by Dennis Umphrey | February 5, 2014 | Reply

  4. The real danger Chris Christie creates is in case he wins the Presidency. There is already one “Chris Christie” with a remote for nukes: Vladimir Putin. Having TWO Chris Christies with remotes for the nukes cannot be good.

    Comment by Anonymous | April 26, 2014 | Reply


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