Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Mirage of Chris Christie

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie would like to be the next President of the United States. He's gone from being a Republican Conservative darling to defending the indefensible. But in the wild and wooly world of Republican Party politics, the clown car of potential Republican candidates shows that you can't really count Christie out, in spite of his record of failure and malfeasance.

He is still in a battle for his political life over the scandalous political dirty tricks regarding the closing of the George Washington Bridge.

He has been, and continues to be, a self righteous and bellicose twerp with anyone that challenges him or questions his motives or actions, particularly with his own constituents, but also with the press.

He has apparently diverted needed Superstorm Sandy recovery resources away from the towns and locales of his political opponents. He also used some of these funds to create an infamous collection of TV commercials touting Sandy recovery that, coincidentally, featured him prominently in these ads.

Now, he is presiding over the slow motion collapse of the gaming industry in Atlantic City. To be sure, the problems of Atlantic City predate Christie, but they were hardly a secret, and now in his second term, there will be four less casinos than at the start of his administration, and thousands of jobs will have evaporated.

At best, Christie is and has been an incompetent and ineffective governor, and at worst, he is and has been a malevolent, destructive and corrupt "me firster", that had no business being governor, and has no business being considered for President.

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