Christie in Crisis

Has Christie crossed the line?

There are a couple problems with the Christie story. For now I’ll accept it as he has told it.

Here was another article on it: http://cfif.org/v/freedom_line_blog/19915/a-few-thoughts-on-the-christie-scandal/ It’s good basic information.

When Christie says he didn’t know anything about it, I will accept that premise. But when I do that a few things happen: first it says he was unaware of a major undertaking of his team. That hurts because it could indicate incompetence. See to believe all the “know nothing” claims from Obama, in scandal after scandal, you would have to conclude that he is incompetent.

And if Christie knows nothing, then it actually makes the case that an executive in government can excuse the actions of his subordinates by claiming he/she did not know anything about it. See Hillary and Obama’s records on how that works. Try that in business. Fairness to Christie, he did claim he was still responsible.

So I do have a problem that he did not know what was going on. Remember even Axelrod came to Obama’s defense claiming government is so big and vast that he could not possibly know what was going on. Interestingly, David Axelrod was one of the first to claim Christie did the best he could in this situation. (was that a compliment or an insult…which is it?)

If we were out to make the case for “ignorance is an excuse” in office, Christie’s apology-presser goes a long way in doing that. If we are to buy it, then we also grant that Obama and Hillary could be ignorant to what was going on, say, in Benghazi. Or even in the IRS.

I now have a problem. Is it now a legitimate excuse to just say you didn’t know, even though you should have and you are being paid to know? I don’t think that is a good enough excuse. I don’t think it was for Obama, nor for Hillary, nor for Holder, nor should it be for Christie. Ignorance is not a good enough excuse. We know how politicians rely on plausible deniability (i.e. Being such that plausible disavowal or disclaimer is possible).

Just what we need, another excuse for Obama’s conduct and abuse of power. No thanks.

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24 comments on “Christie in Crisis

  1. Mrs. AL says:

    BINGO BINGO BINGO, Bullright. Take a bow. IMHO, he set a ‘bullying’ tone and tenor and plausible deniability in a high office is required when one is a bully. Just like the Resident.

    You have hit a big time homer here!

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  2. peppermintfarm says:

    Bull,

    Great commentary. I couldn’t agree more. I’m pretty darn sick of pols claiming they knew “nothing”. How many times have we heard that over the last 5 years. It’s too often to believe that’s possible. Just like the King O and Queen Hillbilly, it’s become a farce beyond belief when the underlings “know” what was going on as their testimony proved it.

    Christie is not presidential material IMHO. I don’t like his style, cozying up to the King like they were lovers, his bully attitude and insults to people who don’t agree with him. We might as well have an Obama #2. If he’s prez is he going to lecture and insult us everyday like the Grand Snake does? Who needs that?

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    • bullright says:

      Sorry Pepp, I hate when the blog eats comments. Didn’t see it.

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      • peppermintfarm says:

        Bull, it was not your blog but my internet connection. Apparently it lost connection when I posted my first comment. I was just rhetorical in saying where did my comment go.

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    • bullright says:

      Pepp, I’m just imagining a bully sucking up to Obama, and “how’s that working out for you?” Something wrong with that picture. What was really going on there? I dunno. IF the only fights he can pick are with conservatives then he’s on the wrong platform. He doesn’t seem to want to lecture the Left. We don’t need another Photo Op Prez.

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      • peppermintfarm says:

        Bull,

        Those two seem to belong to one another. Christie bullied his way into getting far more funds for his Storm Sandy disaster than other states. All that hugging and cooing those two do kind of turns my stomach.

        I didn’t like it when he picked a fight with Rand Paul. Then Rand wanted a beer summit to come to some kind of agreement or settle things down and Big Bully Christie had no time for Rand. But he sure has time for the Scummy Obama.

        No he doesn’t ever seem to lecture the left because I think he wants their votes in 2016. He acts like a liberal. I don’t want a photo op prez again either.
        I just don’t trust Christie much. There is something about him that’s phony.

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    • bullright says:

      Pepp, it is getting to sound like the oldest excuse in the book. Too bad for him. He doesn’t impress me as presidential either….even though I have pretty loose standards as to what it is. Bully is not a qualification. But principle is. When the principles go all over the place, it doesn’t help anyone. And we have been lectured enough by the elite ruling class.

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      • peppermintfarm says:

        Bull,

        If the RNC decides to throw all its’ money to back Christie we will lose another election because too many conservatives are sick of these squishy so called conservatives. And I don’t see much conservative about Big Bully Christie.

        What principles indeed? I’ve never heard Christie speak about his principles if he has any and slobbering over the King as if they were lovers has made an indelible mark on my poor brain. That image haunts me. Yuck!

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        • bullright says:

          Pepp, he he, maybe that’s the secret sauce he will bully anyone who challenges him? Didn’t he realize Obama only used him, and only made an ass out of him.

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          • peppermintfarm says:

            Bull, the guy is so full of himself I don’t think he realizes that the King just used him to make it look like he will work with anyone including a republican governor. Sadly Christie is no repub but a big, loud mouthed liberal. Sure Obama can work with him, he who is willing to reach across the aisle and “with his ideas” and everything will be like a Cinderella story. What a big dope he is.

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  3. peppermintfarm says:

    I don’t know where my reply went.

    Good commentary Bull. I agree. I’m sick of pols saying they knew “nothing”. How many times are we going to hear that and then an apology or “take responsibility”? And so what do they do about it? Nothing. It’s all words. I pay attention to their actions. Words are empty.

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    • bullright says:

      Pepp,

      You are right on the money. It gets sickening if not just monotonous. Some of the first words from her highness, Hillary were “I take full responsibility” for Benghazi and then took none of it. And she is the favorite for 2016? No wonder people don’t believe what pols say. But oh, they’ll still vote for the lying bastards. So Christie sets himself up as wounded candidate from the beginning. Yep, all they have are their words but they’re meaningless.

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      • peppermintfarm says:

        Bull, it is monotonous. Taking responsibly means to fix whatever was wrong. I haven’t seen these jerks do a thing to fix anything, but to continue on doing wrong doing and if caught the same old, tired line comes right back out.

        Oh, as for Hillary, she is sickening. Then has the nerve to say “what difference does it make now”. I’m sure the parents feel quite another way about it and what an insult to those parents who want the truth, but aren’t going to get it because it would sink both her and the King.

        I don’t know what is wrong with people who keep voting for these liars except they are either plain stupid or uninformed. Too bad so little people spend any time keeping up with what’s been going on here over the last 5 years. Then when things completely fall apart, the dummies will be out in the streets yelling it was the repubs fault because that’s the lie that will be told. Although that would be partially correct since the repukes have done nothing to stop the egregious things that are being done to us.

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        • bullright says:

          Pepp, so right, “it’s Republicans fault for not stopping us.” Their chorus is loud and clear, everyone else is to blame. I saw the comment above after it ate it. I was away for a while.

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          • peppermintfarm says:

            That’s right, Bull, with this administration everything is the republicans fault and the slimy king comes out swinging at them every chance he gets. Like during his “Hawaii vacation”, he took the time to come out and scold the repubs for taking time off over the holiday, but said nothing about his own party which took time off too. How hypocritical can you get? And to boot, he’s taking time out himself He is a mad man.

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            • bullright says:

              You know what’s funny? WHen the demoncrats were in the minority it was Republicans fault. THen when they were in the majority it was the Republicans fault. And trying to blame ObamaCare on Repubs is a doozy. Now with Reid running the Senate it is the Repubs fault. I will credit Dems for one thing, they were more effective in the minority than Republicans.
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            • peppermintfarm says:

              Bull, yeah, how is it the repubs fault for this disaster Obamacide when not a one voted for it? But, it’s the Alinsky tactics constantly, keep telling the lie until people believe it. And all the uninformed in this country will believe it.

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  4. bullright says:

    Pepp, how can you go from vacation in Waikiki to lecturing people about the poor and jobless? He is less in tune with the working class than anyone. Yet there he is, a-hole in chief. He’s done next to nothing for the working class. And now ObamaCare is biting everyone’s throat. And he lectures on.

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    • peppermintfarm says:

      That dope is so out of touch it’s unbelievable. But he gets away with all this because nobody fights back at him and says a word about his hypocrisy. How many vacations can that man take and spend so much of the tax payers money without caring and then talk about the poor and jobless. In fact we ought to say Obama is jobless since he’s rarely on the job himself.

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      • bullright says:

        That’s the trouble I start to see similarities with Christie and Obama I don’t want to see. He’s got the RGA and the GOP both in a frenzy supporting him. Like “what’s not to like?” ….plenty. Both are thugocrats. I liked him a little before the real guy came out, too. He’s running a parallel with Obama. Just because you once liked the guy doesn’t mean you commit to a marriage does it? 🙂

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        • peppermintfarm says:

          Bull, that’s right. Once the “real” Christie came out of the closet he doesn’t look so good anymore. And no, you don’t marry a guy just because you once liked him and now have found out he’s not such a goody after all.

          I like the “thugocrats”. That’s exactly what both are. They ought to marry each other.

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