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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Both were abuses of power yet Obamacare is a much larger abuse, yet not even a whimper from you
    The thread isn't about Obamacare. Which was passed by Congress and ruled Constitutional by the Supreme Court, so calling it an abuse of power is dishonest. Not that I'd expect any more from you.

    Why not a whimper from you about this?


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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    What was your take on the "IRS scandal"?
    That would be off-topic, but to compare the two would be ridiculous.

    As for the topic of this thread, Christie fired the person responsible and apologized. It happened under his watch and he addressed it immediately and appropriately IMO. Too bad the Obama administration doesn't hold the same standards.
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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    The thread isn't about Obamacare. Which was passed by Congress and ruled Constitutional by the Supreme Court, so calling it an abuse of power is dishonest. Not that I'd expect any more from you.

    Why not a whimper from you about this?
    SO has the supreme court ruled that Christie abused his power?

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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    SO has the supreme court ruled that Christie abused his power?
    The aide responsible was fired, which was an appropriate response from Christie.

    Why nothing from you about this? Why do you support one and not the other?


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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    The aide responsible was fired, which was an appropriate response from Christie.

    Why nothing from you about this? Why do you support one and not the other?
    it was very insigificant, 90% percent of people could care less about trivial stuff

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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    it was very insigificant, 90% percent of people could care less about trivial stuff
    So it's only significant if it's Democrats?

    People couldn't get to work, and someone died. How much does it take for you to call it significant?


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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by RedAkston View Post
    That would be off-topic, but to compare the two would be ridiculous.

    As for the topic of this thread, Christie fired the person responsible and apologized. It happened under his watch and he addressed it immediately and appropriately IMO. Too bad the Obama administration doesn't hold the same standards.
    my emphasis

    I don't think our definitions of "immediately" agree. This has been a well known problem in New Jersey since September, two other Christie appointees involved resigned a month ago.

    and today we have one of those who resigned refusing to answer questions before the State Assembly
    At bridge scandal hearing, former Port Authority official pleads the Fifth, won't comment | NJ.com

    TRENTON — Citing his right to plead the Fifth Amendment, David Wildstein has declined to answer questions today posed by a state Assembly committee investigating his role in the George Washington Bridge scandal.

    Wildstein recently resigned as director of special capital projects at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey amid the controversy.

    "Under the advice of counsel, I assert my right to remain silent," Wildstein told the Assembly's transportation committee at the Statehouse.

    Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), the committee's chairman, proceeded to ask him questions about e-mail exchanges with Bridget Anne Kelly, one of Gov. Chris Christie's top aides.

    But Wildstein continued to plead the Fifth.

    "Same answer, Mr. Chairman," he said repeatedly.

    Wildstein ordered local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee closed last September, sparking days of clogged traffic at the nation's busiest bridge.
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by RedAkston View Post
    That would be off-topic, but to compare the two would be ridiculous.

    As for the topic of this thread, Christie fired the person responsible and apologized. It happened under his watch and he addressed it immediately and appropriately IMO. Too bad the Obama administration doesn't hold the same standards.
    He addressed it immediately AFTER the emails became public, but I question whether or not he even had it investigated seriously.

    As for Obama, that's offtopic and regardless of whether or not Obama holds a different standard is irreleveant to this case.

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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Watching CC news conference. I believe him. Well, as much as a politician can be believed.

    I respect him taking responsibility, albeit, in the same breath blame another party.

    My best comments would be that he is eloquent, understandable, logical, seamingly honest, convincing and, above all, he is very capable of thinking on his feet answering questions as fast as the press corp., can throw them out there, all without a teleprompter.

    Even in the hypothetical, worst case scenario of him having full knowledge and a participant of Bridgegate, I would STILL vote for him over any other republican and also over Hilda Clinton.

    But he needs to end the news conference. It's been going on too long. Every word out of his mouth is potential opponent fodder. Playing the victim card, all the while taking "responsibility," can get old quick.
    That's what I was hearing around the net as well. Further more, I believe that the subordinate involved has been fired.

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Interesting to note (but hardly surprising) that Christie, a moderate Republican, is held to these standards, and yet, Obama, is not.

    Frankly, the BLSM is desperate to cover ANYTHING besides ObamaCare, and this is as good a distraction as any, and falls right in their political agenda with the meme 'Christie abuses government power'.

    When it wasn't him to made the call, it was one of his subordinates.
    When he didn't order it, it was the subordinates.

    Already rumors are floating around that the subordinate is going to get chastised by Christie, probably even fired.

    See? That's how accountability works. Something we've never seen from this president, nor his administration.

    Who knows. Depending on how Christie handles this, it may very well elevate him in popular opinion above this president (presently at historic record lows).


    No telling what the Biased Lame Stream Media will do to continue to flog the issue in accordance with the demands of their ideologically driven reporting.
    OK, so I got lucky and called this one right.

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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Mr Wildstein has been cited for contempt following his non-responses before the Assembly committee

    New Jersey Assembly Committee Finds Christie Pal In Contempt
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