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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I am aware, and at least he acted and did what a leader is supposed to do. But on the DoJ investigating, isn't that wonderful? Holder doesn't want to look into assaults by black youth, and wants to put Mumia abu Jamal's attorney in charge of the Civil rights division, but oh Lordy, there is traffic on the GW....Call out the hounds!
    He did what a leader is supposed to do? The bridge was closed for four days and he didn't even start an investigation on that. You really are blindingly partisan.
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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Rasmussen_Poll: 54% of NJ likely voters think Christie knew of bridge closing as retaliation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    He did what a leader is supposed to do? The bridge was closed for four days and he didn't even start an investigation on that. You really are blindingly partisan.
    lol, no... no, it wasn't. If the GWB was closed for 4 days, there wouldn't be press conferences. Commuters would have assassinated government officials.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I don't know, but there must be dozens of them. How about Steve Bullock, current governor of Montana? He has the experience of governing, he was elected in a mostly Republican state, and so must be able to work across party lines, he is young enough to have the energy for the job.

    There are lots of ambitious pols out there who would most likely be able to do a better job than the past couple of presidents at least.
    According to his wiki page you provided, I see nothing extraordinary there that is too hard to achieve on its face:

    Bullock announced on September 7, 2011 that he would be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Montana in 2012.[20] In the Democratic primary, Bullock faced off against Helena resident Heather Margolis. Bullock won with 87% of the vote.[21]
    He and his running mate, General John Walsh, proposed a jobs plan that focuses on small and medium sized Montana businesses as the engines of job creation. Bullock and Gen. Walsh call for:[22]
    Streamlining the regulatory permitting process and establishing a new permit tracking system,
    Ensuring that government services meet the demands of job creators,
    Supporting rapid growth in eastern Montana by making sure communities receive funds before or in preparation for natural resource development rather than afterwards,
    Promoting the hiring of Montanans first for jobs inside the state paid for by taxpayers’ money,
    Expanding in-state business activity to create a business climate that spurs faster expansion and greater business-to-business activity among Montana companies,
    Further reforming Montana’s workers’ compensation system to reduce the number of workers who are injured or killed on the job, getting injured workers back to work as soon as possible and controlling medical costs.
    Requiring major firms that are awarded state contracts to subcontract a substantial percentage of their work to in-state businesses.
    Bullock proposed a $400 property tax rebate for homeowners in Montana to spur job creation and refund a portion of the state’s $400 million budget surplus.[23]
    General John Walsh, Bullock’s running mate, is the former Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard.[24] Bullock won the election, held on November 6, 2012, defeating Republican ex-US Representative Rick Hill.[25] Bullock came out on top by 7,571 votes, or 48.9%, to Hill’s 47.3%. Libertarian candidate Ron Vandevender pulled 3.8% of the vote.[26]
    Can you tell me how he has done so far with his goals in his first year?

    Looking a little deeper than wiki, which has a reputation for possible skewed pages due to the open entry feature, I came up with this:

    Montana’s Democratic Governor Steve Bullock has vetoed 71 bills passed by the 2013 State Legislature. That number is second only to former Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s 78 vetoes during and after the 2011 Legislative Session.

    Given heavy GOP dominance of the legislature during the last two sessions while the governor’s office has been occupied by a liberal Democrat, it should come as little surprise that vetoes have become commonplace in Montana politics.

    Many of the vetoed bills seek to advance typically conservative causes: tax reform, states’ rights, school choice, market oriented energy policies, and protecting 2nd Amendment rights. However, several of the bills also dealt with more centrist issues such as providing aid to Eastern Montana localities impacted by oil and gas development, and sportsmen’s issues, such as allowing hunters to use sound suppressors.

    8 Controversial Vetoes By Montana Governor Steve Bullock During the 2013 Legislative Session » Media Trackers
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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    He did what a leader is supposed to do? The bridge was closed for four days and he didn't even start an investigation on that. You really are blindingly partisan.
    No, I don't think I am anyway....I don't really even like Christie as a Presidential nominee...But, I find this rush to scream about this phony scandal ridiculous. He, gave a presser yesterday for almost 2 full hours, answering every query posed directly. He left himself NO wiggle room in that.

    I actually think that comparing this to IRS, Benghazi, NSA, reportergate, Fast and Furious, Obamacare website, etc. are a little much if not only to show how the irony of hypocrisy from progressives is on full display here. But what I do think it is more akin to is, remember when the shutdown was happening, and Obama closed down the memorials, and tried to turn away 90 year old vets by force? Who got fired over that?

    The bridge was closed for four days...
    That is factually untrue.
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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
    Voting for the lesser of 2 evils still means you're voting for evil.
    There wasn't enough distance between the two, IMO. One put an individual mandate on his state when he was governor, the other copied it nationwide. NSA, drones...basically identical positions. Essentially the only difference was that one was sort of for gay marriage, and the other was sort of against it.

    I'm comfortable with how I voted. While you can say "You helped re-elect Obama,"
    to me there wasn't any evidence that Romney would be any better, worse, or indeed different
    ... and you still feel that way?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    He did what a leader is supposed to do?
    The bridge was closed for four days
    and he didn't even start an investigation on that. You really are blindingly partisan.
    Where on earth did you hear that?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I am sure that is exactly what he did once he found out about it...Are you suggesting that he spend his entire day checking e-mail?
    I am suggesting *gasp* that whoever he put in charge of investigating the matter spend their time checking e-mail.

    Is that too complicated a concept to understand?
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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I am suggesting *gasp* that whoever he put in charge of investigating the matter spend their time checking e-mail.

    Is that too complicated a concept to understand?
    Not at all, don't get dickish dude....I agree....But, I should ask, what leads you to think that they aren't checking e-mails?
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    Re: Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy - [W:77,109]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    According to his wiki page you provided, I see nothing extraordinary there that is too hard to achieve on its face:



    Can you tell me how he has done so far with his goals in his first year?

    Looking a little deeper than wiki, which has a reputation for possible skewed pages due to the open entry feature, I came up with this:
    I don't know how far he has gotten with his goals, but they seem to be goals to get the state headed in the right direction. Is this guy the best choice? I don't know. Would he be better than what we have now? Most likely, but, again, he's a sort of an unknown quantity. The point is that there are many possible candidates, and, if we can find one who is able to work across party lines, who has executive experience, who doesn't have a huge skeleton in his closet, who understands free market economics, who supports the Constitution, then we'd be way ahead to get behind him/her regardless of the party.

    What I doubt at this point is the right wing of the Republican Party allowing such a candidate to be nominated, or for the party to be able to actually win an election. That could prove wrong, of course, but if it isn't, then the alternative is going to be whoever the Democrats nominate.
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