NJ Gov Christie, dogged by bridge closure, booed at Super Bowl event

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flashrooster wrote:

4825: Yes, traffic jams happen all the time. The difference with this traffic jam in question–as if you didn’t already know–is that it was intentionally orchestrated in an act of political payback. That’s illegal. You don’t just “get over it.” There are laws that need to be carried out. If evidence suggests that Christie was involved in a criminal act, and it’s looking that way, then Christie must be prosecuted. This has nothing to do with Obama or Hillary. Christie has to answer for Christie.

Don’t worry. You still have Ted Cruz.

Jan 31, 2014 10:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
purcelc wrote:

Amid all this mutual finger-pointing, one thing seem clear. Nobody in a position of authority seems to have asked the obvious question on day one: “Why would a decision-maker in his/her right mind shut down two-thirds of one of the busiest bridges of the country just for a traffic study?”

Feb 01, 2014 1:11am EST  --  Report as abuse
johhnnyt wrote:

Seems like a bogus story
“The letter does not indicate that Christie orchestrated the closures in any way, does not specify exactly when he became aware of the jams, and offers no evidence to back up the claim” So what does the letter say?

Feb 01, 2014 1:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
lawboy87 wrote:

purcelc,

I believe that question is no longer being asked, because everyone now knows that was a completely made-up story trotted out as a subterfuge to cover up that the bridge was intentionally shut down as part of a larger political “revenge” scheme. I know that was their first story, but they abandoned that early on when it was so blatantly obvious that no one was buying that lie. Especially with not even a single work order, email or other evidence that supported it.

Feb 01, 2014 6:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
tpvero wrote:

The larger question is that with all the thugs, drug addicts, and millionaires create a government where the people continually lose rights.

Feb 01, 2014 7:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
tpvero wrote:

The larger question is that with all the thugs, drug addicts, and millionaires create a government where the people continually lose rights.

Feb 01, 2014 7:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
tpvero wrote:

The larger question is that with all the thugs, drug addicts, and millionaires create a government where the people continually lose rights.

Feb 01, 2014 7:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
AZreb wrote:

Where is the “proof”? More accusations but no proof – and Reuters goes along with this whoopee-do.

If there is proof, show it – otherwise it is merely accusations without basis in facts. I don’t know – nor does anyone else at this time – if Christie was really involved or not. We sure can’t make an informed decision based on accusations and not proof.

Feb 01, 2014 7:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
Paul_Deemer wrote:

4825: That has to be the lamest Republican excuse ever. This isn’t about a Traffic Jam. It’s about Corruption in the Governors office that leads all the way to the Governor himself. It’s about a Billion Dollar Political Payback Scheme. It’s about Extortion in holding back Sandy Aide to a Mayor who would not back Christie in the election. All of the above are criminal offenses and abuse of Power in Office. Nobody but Republicans would want or trust this guy as President of the United States.

Being a Democrat I thought he was a great Republican until I saw the Soprano Thug Tactics come to light. So go ahead and make excuses for him all you want. Truth is he will never be elected President after this. He will be lucky not to be impeached! This is the Face of the Republican Party folks. Hostage takers (Government Shutdown) Extortion (Debt Ceiling and Political bullying and vendettas).

Feb 01, 2014 9:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

@whipsplash- Let’s assume you are right and Christie is done. That opens the door wide open for a good conservative Tea Party candidate. A fiscal conservative that can fix the broken politics of Washington. Makes you get excited just to think of the possibilities, doesn’t it? By the way, if you are truly ashamed of being called a liberal then you should change parties.

Feb 01, 2014 9:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
dankosh wrote:

The letter does not indicate that Christie orchestrated the closures in any way, does not specify exactly when he became aware of the jams, and offers no evidence to back up the claim.

Feb 01, 2014 9:54am EST  --  Report as abuse
njglea wrote:

Looks like Mr. Christie will join his faithful supporters under the bus, where he threw them to try to save his own skin. No honor among theives.

Feb 01, 2014 10:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
ready2013 wrote:

I love how the dems and liberals are attacking Christie…probably deserves some…but as one great dem leader said “what does it matter now?”

of course I would say that Christie is the one republican that is most liberal and like a democrat so no wonder this happened during his watch.

Feb 01, 2014 10:33am EST  --  Report as abuse

Reminds me of Hogan’s Heroes…Governor Christie is doing his best Sgt. Schultz, the obese and cowardly camp guard at Stalag 17… “I know nuss-sing.”

Not funny fatman…your fat’s now in the fire…burn, baby, burn!

Feb 01, 2014 10:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
ready2013 wrote:

React…
I agree, very unlikely a Tea party candidate will win…just shows the state of this country…very little hope.

Feb 01, 2014 10:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
WilliamWilgus wrote:

Is Wildstein just seeking his 15 minutes of fame or does he have important knowledge and proof of it? My money’s on the former.

Feb 01, 2014 11:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
bugats wrote:

Don’t make th mistake of minimizing this stunt. Shutting down public infrastructure is akin to domestic terrorism. The perpetrators need to go to jail, pay for the costs of their prosecution and suffer any civil penalties we can assess. Or maybe nest time they will turn off your water.

Feb 01, 2014 11:08am EST  --  Report as abuse

I like the headline…yeah, scandals, like hemorrhoids, tend to “flare up” at the worst of times and places…the burn, the pain, the itch….considering the sheer magnitude of Christie’s backside; the man’s gonna need a couple of cases of the political equivalent of Preparation H….and a super-sized therapeutic seat cushion…..and his gluttonous passion for spicy political snacks has gotta seize.

Feb 01, 2014 11:21am EST  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

@React- I believe it is more complication than the over simplification that you give it. If there was a true exact definition of liberalism or conservatism then I could go along with you, but there is not. There are generalities. I find myself at times disagreeing with conservatives even though I consider myself a conservative. It is usually on the social issues but mainly because I do not believe the social issues should be a political pawn. However, I find myself in disagreement more often with the liberal agenda but then occasionally I find myself in agreement with a liberal position, just not often. You see, there are shades of gray.

Feb 01, 2014 11:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

When are we going to actually punish politicians who abuse their power? If he is guilty he should serve serious time in jail and be stripped of all retirement benefits. It kills me that Charlie Rangel can be guilty of ethics violations for taking bribes, but he gets to retire with full benefits for his service he performed for himself. Democrats protect their own, and Republicans protect their own. The party takes precedence over the people. I am sick of it.

Feb 01, 2014 3:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tktmts wrote:

Love the line “if we assume it is true”. Of course the author assumes it is true. Almost nothing about whether Zegas has any proof or not. Anyone can write a letter that says “I have proof”. If that is so, lets see the “proof”. And please, no pathetic “i can’t release the proof because of the ongoing investigation.:

Feb 01, 2014 6:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jpjazz wrote:

While it proves Christie is a liar, the traffic jams are not what will do him in. What will happen next is the Feds will find out that the fat man and his “friends” have been skimming money off the top of the Sandy relief funds.

That will put people in jail, and the fat man will be lucky if he isn’t one of them. Of course, his wife won’t be so lucky, since she’ll have to spend more time with Mr. B O.

Feb 01, 2014 7:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jpjazz wrote:

While it proves Christie is a liar, the traffic jams are not what will do him in. What will happen next is the Feds will find out that the fat man and his “friends” have been skimming money off the top of the Sandy relief funds.

That will put people in jail, and the fat man will be lucky if he isn’t one of them. Of course, his wife won’t be so lucky, since she’ll have to spend more time with Mr. B O.

Feb 01, 2014 7:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
johnfenner wrote:

Justin Bieber’s next arrest will be when they discover that he was in on this scandal with Christie.

Feb 02, 2014 12:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
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