Chris Christie ... and it begins

As I responded to Keith Brown's article regarding Chris Christie's appropriate reaction to "Bridgegate," the press and people will still castigate him; and it is occurring.  Keith's article was objective, to his credit.  However, too many people will speculate - negatively - about his involvement.  I am listening to "Face The Nation" at the moment and that situation was the opening statement.  As Marco Rubio has just said on the program, we don't know enough about it to make a firm statement.  That is true for me, as well; but I tend to give the Governor the benefit of the doubt.  I believe he is as honest as one can be in the political world and I am really disappointed in the way many citizens just "jump" at the chance to berate any conservative.  
 Have any of you ever truly made yourself aware of the outcomes of Obama's actions/non-actions?  It would be more astute of you if you would consider the problems in this country and arrive at your own, intelligently thought-out conclusions instead of playing "follow the leader."  Because the top leader, Mr. Obama, has obviously not resolved difficulties in a manner that has resulted in progress for America.  The opposite is true.  And, yet, he is not being called to task, although Governor Christie is being viewed under a microscope.  Then, let's view the Obama administration under the same microscope and call for ACTION from them.  I can name quite a few of his group who should have been fired for various misbehavior.  And that may well have included Hillary Clinton, who was, most assuredly, a crucial player in the Benghazi incident!  Are any of you staunch liberals going to contrast her positives with her negatives or just vote for her?
charles hampton January 15, 2014 at 06:41 AM
Blah, blah, blah, blah!
Hugh Gallagher January 15, 2014 at 07:28 AM
Christie is being attacked by the extremes. Both the right + the left and opposing everything he says + does. It tells me they fear his "middle of the road" stance and his history of being able to function and get things done in a state where the legislature is of the opposing party. Although I am a lifelong Democrat, I would consider voting for him. My own party doesn't represent me as well as they used to.
Fae Danner January 15, 2014 at 01:08 PM
Charles Hampton, I must say your comment is exactly what I hear from every liberal when trying to support Obama -- nothing intelligible. You are a good example of what to write/say when there is nothing to support your position. Nothing personal intended.
charles hampton January 15, 2014 at 01:25 PM
Fae, so you say your statement was NOT about Governor Christie??? Just as I suspected.
Bert Macklin January 15, 2014 at 07:50 PM
Christie is under a microscope for the same reason as Bill Clinton. Both are popular and charismatic moderates that attract support (and flak) from both sides of the aisle. The popularity leads to celebrity status in a 24/7 news cycle.
Fae Danner January 16, 2014 at 05:05 PM
Charles, my original comment WAS precipitated by the situation with Governor Christie. I will admit it evolved into an Obama/liberal issue, which, admittedly, my rhetoric usually does because politics are so interconnected. However, I think it revealed more about my opinion than your "blah, blah, blah" comment.
charles hampton January 16, 2014 at 08:02 PM
Fae, it's going to get very cold again next week, and GW Bush invaded the wrong country, costing Us taxpayers billions and billions of dollars. There, does that make sense???
Fae Danner January 19, 2014 at 09:23 AM
Charles, it does make sense except you targeted only one president. They and Congress have all, liberal and conservative, had a hand in our having reached this point. Obama has royally screwed up our structure and economy; he just did it on a more rapidly progressive (no pun intended) time frame. Nevertheless, it is up to us to refuse to be divided. Working and thinking together will take us in a more positive direction. I never meant to get into an extended argument with you, just to express my views. You are certainly entitled to yours, as well. I will not address this again because we are both entitled to our opinions and I believe we have been clear. I have enjoyed "jousting" with you.


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