by Darryl, 01/09/2014, 11:06 PM

“I did not have selective lane closures with that Bridge…Mr. Washington.”

Oh, the humanity!

26 Responses to “Christie’s finger wag”

1. Don Joe spews:

Yes. At last, we understand what “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out” means.

2. Liberal Scientist is the "Most vile leftist on this blog!" spews:

The Onion….

Voters Shocked Christie Botched Such An Easy Political Cover-Up

And, from another Onion piece…

Really, anyone who has followed my career even the slightest bit over the years knows that the last thing I am is an overly ambitious and hypersensitive man with a penchant for antagonism and belligerence. I mean, it’s me we’re talking about here! Chris Christie! Not some ultra-competitive blowhard with deep-seated insecurities probably stemming from my own experiences being bullied as a child. That’s why this whole scandal is so silly. It’s like, everyone knows that’s the pretty much the exact opposite of what I’m like.

PFFFFFFTTT….the sound of the air escaping Christie’s 2016 Presidential bid…

3. czechsaaz spews:

Christie is done, yep. (Video of helicopter landing, limo pick up, drive a block to son’s baseball game, taxpayer funded all took care of that already.)

But the last successful selling of Christie’s ideology came wrapped in a guy you’d like to have a beer with. How is he going to sell that his ideology is well out of the mainstream and he’s an asshole I don’t even want to be in the same room with let alone have a drink.

Plus there’s the whole, “Christie handed the election to Obama during Sandy because the unskewed polls said Willard has a tiny lead…he sunk us!”

Not sure why anyone was really taking Christie seriously.

4. czechsaaz spews:

New York’s rabidly conservative Post cover headline today, “IGNORANCE IS CHRIS”

“I have 65,000 employees… But I surely can’t be expected to know what my deputy chief of staff is doing. I mean, I only see her pretty much daily and she regularly attends meetings in my office but, no I don’t know what her role is. My campaign manager and the head of the state GOP Comittee? Well the first time we spoke was this morning, when I fired him for doing what I had no idea he was doing.”

New Jersey Record:

Christie a victim of Bridgegate? Hardly

And the document dump of all the evidence in the Bridge affair comes today. No, those aren’t sharks sniffing blood by all those laptops in the Tri-State area, those are just reporters and bloggers who already have weekend plans to do a little reading.

But Christie is deep down a nice, honest, no nonsense guy…amIright?

5. Roger Rabbit spews:

Democratic strategist Paul Begala explains, in three short paragraphs, why “Bullygate” won’t blow over.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/09/opinion/begala-christie-scandal-stick/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

Roger Rabbit Commentary: Christie, for all his bluster, hasn’t learned how to succeed at being a bully. If you wanna be a Stalin, you can’t use halfway measures and merely mess with political opponents. You have to kill them, otherwise they’ll come back and mess with you.

6. Roger Rabbit spews:

Gov. Christie Tried To Stop Investigation

In two separate stories reported by two different media organizations this morning, the “Bridgegate” or “Bullygate” scandal appeared to expand into a coverup scandal in which Gov. Christie directly participated.

First, Daily Kos reports that on Dec. 21 Gov. Christie called New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and asked him to shut down an investigation into the bridge closure by the director of the port authority.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/09/1268413/-Andrew-Cuomo-needs-to-put-the-last-nail-in-Christie-s-coffin?detail=email

Second, NBC News reports an e-mail exchange between the director of the port authority, a Cuomo appointee, and a port authority official appointed by Gov. Christie, in which the latter told the former “there can be no public discourse” about the bridge closure.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/10/22257330-bridge-fiasco-agency-chief-worried-that-laws-had-been-broken?lite

Roger Rabbit Commentary: Of the two, Christie’s phone call to Cuomo is the most damning, because it shows (1) that Christie knew what was going on back in December, which directly contradicts his statements in his press conference yesterday, and (2) that Christie was personally involved in efforts to prevent any investigation into the reasons for the bridge closure, i.e., a coverup.

We now know where this is going: If federal and state crimes were committed, as is probable, Christie is in danger of being indicted; and however this impacts his gubernatorial career, it’s safe to say his presidential ambitions are over.

7. Roger Rabbit spews:

The first lawsuits have been filed, and Christie is named as a defendant.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/09/chris-christie-bridge-lawsuit_n_4571581.html

8. ArtFart spews:

@6 Doubtless if there’s a recording or transcript of the phone call it includes Gov. Cuomo instructing Christie in words of one syllable what to do with his “request”.

9. PS I didn't fall off of the bus spews:

Well at least he is acting more presidential denying everything

10. Roger Rabbit spews:

@9 You’re right. You didn’t fall off the bus. You were on the rutabaga truck.

11. Roger Rabbit spews:

@8 The problem for Christie is he claimed two days ago that he knew nothing about it, but that phone call occurred on December 12, not January 8.

12. Roger Rabbit spews:

As journalists plow through thousands of pages of documents released today, the horseshit piling up around Christie keeps getting deeper.

The Christie appointee who ordered the bridge closure went to the bridge at 7 am on the first day to watch the traffic back up. And before the day was over, he was notified the closure was causing problems for police and paramedics responding to emergencies. But he kept the bridge closed for three more days, until he was overridden by a port authority official appointed by New York’s Democratic governor. This guy wasn’t some faceless bureaucratic. He and Christie have been buddies since high school.

Another Christie crony involved in the bridge closure and coverup is the guy who ran both of Christie’s campaigns for governor.

The scandal also implicates several other Christie cronies.

I don’t believe Christie wasn’t involved. He’s lying about that.

13. Deathfrogg spews:

@ 12

Christie, in all likelihood, gave his direct approval before the whole thing started. He committed a Federal crime if this is so.

As for the book-burner @ 9, why don’t you go away and not come back until you’ve graduated High School. The appalling lack of basic literacy amongst the Tealiban set is deeply offending to us educated people. Frankly, trying to weave a path through the childish bullshit is exhausting.

14. PS I didn't fall off of the bus spews:

Yes the current administration has such a spotless honesty record (see if you like your current doctor or healthcare plan you can keep it) not to mention millions losing their healthcare coverage putting them at grave risk.

And we get all this jibber about Chris Christie.

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black

15. Roger Rabbit spews:

Roger Rabbit Poll

Which would you rather take your chances with?

[ ] 1. Obamacare
[ ] 2. A private insurance company death panel

16. Ekim spews:

14. Kicked off of the bus spews:

Yes the current administration has such a spotless honesty record

Never claimed any particular president was honest. I would argue some are much less honest than others. Your Dick Cheney comes to mind.

(see if you like your current doctor or healthcare plan you can keep it)

Never was any guarantees under the old RETHUG system, especially if you got really sick and got told to go away and die.

not to mention millions losing their healthcare coverage putting them at grave risk.

You don’t mention the tens of millions who didn’t have coverage under the old system. Preexisting conditions, anyone? Not to mention that most of those old lost policies were as good as a used car salesman’s promise.

And we get all this jibber about Chris Christie.

You confuse “jibber” with amusement. Your guy Christie just committed political suicide and we are amused. BTW is jibber some mystical thing you RETHUGS do?

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black

Swing and a miss…

17. PS I didn't fall off of the bus spews:

Your Christie side show is a big nit. Hope ya’ll get your rocks off debating it, but compared to some of Hillary’s baggage (see Benghazi) it doesn’t amount to a bag of beans.

18. Roger Rabbit spews:

@17 Ben-GHAZI!!! Ben-GHAZI!!! Ben-GHAZI!!!

Nope, fool, Hillary is gonna be your next president. The fools like you swilling the Benghazi koolaid are a small minority. All the people who’ve been fucked over by Republican policies will vote for Hillary, and they constitute the real majority in this country.

19. ekim spews:

Pushed under the bus @17

So the Chris Christie administration’s deliberate act of Terrorism against Fort Lee doesn’t amount to a bag of beans? And you think Christie knew nothing about it?

Have you looked at any of the 900 documents dumped on Friday?

20. ekim spews:

While none of the documents explicitly name Christie you still have only 2 scenarios.

1) Christie was too stupid to know his own staff was committing an act of terrorism against a city in his state.

2) Christie ordered his staff to commit an act of terrorism against a city in his state.

Oh this is soo much fun.

21. ekim spews:

Maybe the RETHUGS will be as dumb as PUSHED UNDER THE BUS and nominate…

Christie for President!

22. PS I didn't fall off of the bus spews:

If my choice is Chris Christie or Hillary, you got it, it won’t be Hillary.

23. ekim spews:

22. ROADKILL spews:

If my choice is SATAN or Christ, you got it, it won’t be Christ.

You and GOATBOY, eh?

24. ekim spews:

Christie is now being investigated for diverting $4.7 million of the $25 million Federal Sandy aid package into an ad campaign featuring, you guessed it, Christie and family.

Now we know why those New Jersey folks waiting for Sandy relief aid never got it. Christie stole it. Of course we know this does not disqualify Christie in his run for president.

RUN CHRISTIE RUN!!!

25. czechsaaz spews:

@24

You’d almost think Christie was using a tragedy for political gain. Oh wait, that only happens after school shootings. Silly me, carry on.

26. ekim spews:

I’m watching The Last Word. Christie’s thugs were using GMAIL to communicate. Wonder how long it will take to subpoena their GMAIL accounts.