Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Social > Jet Blast
Reload this Page >

Politicians at their best...

Jet Blast Topics that don't fit the other forums. Rules of Engagement apply.

Politicians at their best...

Old 9th Jan 2014, 18:29
  #1 (permalink)  
Below the Glidepath - not correcting
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 1,638
Politicians at their best...

When a local Mayor in New Jersey did not support the State Governor's reelection bid, his close advisors decided it was payback time when the Governor was reelected. They arranged to close multiple traffic lanes on the George Washington bridge, the main thoroughfare between New Jersey and New York. This was intended to make the mayor of Fort Lee look bad, as the closures were under his jurisdiction. Traffic was gridlocked for days, school kids missed their first day of school, and multiple emergency vehicles were prevented from attending emergency calls.

But the great thing about stinking, corrupt politicians (that would be all of them) is they are too stupid for words. And in this case they wrote down every filthy act of corruption in e-mails and texts, which of course have now been released publicly. The Governor probably didn't know about this, but he is responsible for the actions of his team, and in this case they screwed up royally.

It doesn't matter which party or affiliation any of these clowns belonged to, here in the States politicians only serve themselves with their unchecked crookedness and malfeasance. This story could and does apply to the whole stinking barrel of rotten bastards.



http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/ny...ings.html?_r=0
Two's in is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 18:31
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Patterson, NY
Age: 62
Posts: 436
A line from a long ago Led Zeppelin song seems apt with this in mind:

Bring 'em to the gallows pole.
rgbrock1 is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 19:25
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USA
Age: 56
Posts: 664
No love for Christie and I'm enjoying the coverage of Operation "Fat and Furious."

But it seems like hardball politics, not a scandal.

"What difference, at this point, does it make?"


Which should be the refrain for every GOP politician from now through 2016.
brickhistory is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 20:56
  #4 (permalink)  
VFD
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: us
Posts: 93
"What difference, at this point, does it make?"
It seems Christie has taken responsibility for the actions of his aides and held the person who did this accountable.


That has to be a galactic blow to the Obama administration.


VFD
VFD is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 21:21
  #5 (permalink)  

Aviator Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Age: 72
Posts: 2,394
It seems Christie has taken responsibility for the actions of his aides and held the person who did this accountable.
And fired her. Fired; a term or word not found or known of within the Obama Administration.

I saw a press conference of Christie's and it is really hard to fake being that mad.

Just my opinion mind you.

But fear not, Obama has ordered a Federal investigation to look into the matter. So we have that working for us. Course if it is run like the Federal investigations into all the messes in the Obama Administration, it will be like putting Mrs. Christie in charge of the investigation.
con-pilot is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 21:24
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Patterson, NY
Age: 62
Posts: 436
I personally think Chris Christie is a good man and a plus for the Republican Party. He's a "straight shooter" and tells it like it is. He appeared pissed off in the news conference because he was pissed off big time. Granted, one does take responsibility for the actions of ones underlings. Which he did. But I equally sure he hadn't a clue what was going on behind his back.

I'd love to see him go toe-to-toe with Billary in 2016. I can hear Christie now: "Hillary? You're an old hag."
rgbrock1 is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 21:25
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,897
Plausible Deniability
Anyone think the Governor didn't know his staff were doing this kind of thing?

Thought not.
Fox3WheresMyBanana is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 21:28
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Patterson, NY
Age: 62
Posts: 436
Fox3:

Just for your edification: Chris Christie is governor of the U.S. State of New Jersey (pronounced New Joisey by the natives) and not a Senator!
rgbrock1 is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 21:30
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,897
Thanks, sorry, corrected.
Point still stands I feel.
Fox3WheresMyBanana is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 21:35
  #10 (permalink)  

Aviator Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Age: 72
Posts: 2,394
Anyone think the Senator didn't know his staff were doing this kind of thing?
Huh, who are you talking about, Christie is a Governor, of New Jersey to be specific. Also, aids will do things behind a politican's back, if they think they can get away with it, comes with the territory of being a professional brown noser, aka suck-up. God knows I have flown enough politicans and their aids to know.

But rest assured that the Democrats will be shoving this down Christie's throat ever chance they get until the election in 2016 and after should Christie become President.

In my opinion this is why Christie is so mad, because this stupid incident could cost him the Presidency in 2016.

Fox3, please disregard my first sentence that I just put in bold print. I would have deleted it, but you may have already read it.

Sorry, I missed the last two posts.
con-pilot is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 21:36
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Patterson, NY
Age: 62
Posts: 436
Fox3:

Normally I would agree with you. But in this case, no, I don't think he knew what was going on. Granted, ignorance is not an excuse but his underlings paid the price for their transgressions and were fired. They'll be lucky to find a job flipping burgers at McDonald's after this.

But, as forseen, O'Bummer & Co. have latched onto this and a "special prosecutor" is looking into the whole sordid affair.

oh, the irony of it all.
rgbrock1 is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 21:38
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,897
Exactly con-pilot. Politicians hire the kind of people who do this sort of thing.
A man is known by the company he keeps.

I would like to see what kind of job his ex-Deputy CoS has in 2 years, when all the who-ha has died down. That's normally when their ex-boss ensures they get rewarded for taking the rap, when the media stops looking.
Fox3WheresMyBanana is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 21:40
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Patterson, NY
Age: 62
Posts: 436
con:

I agree: this could indeed cost him in 2016. HOWEVER, it also depends on how the despicable media plays this. If they latch onto it like a dog with a bone - as they usually do - then his aspirations for higher office are over. If, however, this "news-worthy item" is forgotten about quickly then he can probably lick his wounds and move on. Besides which: big f**king deal. So one of his ass't chiefs of staff caused a couple of lane closures leading to the George Washington bridge. Like THAT makes a big difference! It's not like his staff sold guns to some Mexicans, eh O'Bummer?

(for those not in the know: traffic to and from the George Washington bridge is brutal as it is. It is not unknown to wait an hour, or more, to cross in heavy traffic.)
rgbrock1 is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 21:40
  #14 (permalink)  

Aviator Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Age: 72
Posts: 2,394
A man is known by the company he keeps.
Yup and look at the company Obama had before he was President and after for that matter.
con-pilot is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 21:43
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USA
Age: 56
Posts: 664
I'm with Fox3.

Somebody got caught with an extremity in the cookie jar.

The bus had to fed and an aide went under it.

Price for playing in the big leagues; plausible deniability has been mentioned to which I concur.

Again, I am not a Christie fan. He is a RINO and holds far too liberal positions on a couple of non-negotiable (sp?) issues for me. One being the 2d Amendment.

I do like his "fuggedaboutit" attitude towards the press and opponents, but only for the shock value. He is a politician interested in Chris Christie.
brickhistory is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 21:45
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Texas
Age: 60
Posts: 5,393
Fox, if this were a run of the mill New Jersey politician, I'd tend to agree with you.

Of late, two politicians from New Jersey have apparently gone at least two sigma from the norm in the direction we would approve of: Corrie Booker, Mayor of Newark and I think now in Congress, and Chris Christie.

Until I find out otherwise, these two will get the benefit of my doubt, unlike Corzine and crooks of his ilk ... which New Jersey politics has in plentitude.

(My mother is from New Jersey, and is pleased to be far enough from it these days so that she no longer has to answer for the crooks in her home state. Then again, she lives near DC, so maybe it's not all wine and roses on that score either).
Lonewolf_50 is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 21:50
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,897
Please note I have no ax to grind about who should be running NJ (or the USA), and pragmatically somebody has to and Governor Christie may be the best of a bad job. I hasten to add that a Senator from my Province has a public approval rating of about -40% at the moment for, among other things, not even living in the Province he allegedly represents.

Hang the lot of 'em.
Fox3WheresMyBanana is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 21:52
  #18 (permalink)  

Aviator Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Age: 72
Posts: 2,394
Hang the lot of 'em.
That would be a good start.
con-pilot is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 21:56
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 11
They'll be lucky to find a job flipping burgers at McDonald's after this.
Google Bridget Anne Kelly's name in 12 months and I'll bet she is working for some Republican-affiliated group. Christie threw her under the bus to keep his 2016 bid alive.
Self Loathing Freight is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2014, 21:57
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USA
Age: 56
Posts: 664
Hang the lot of 'em.
Be a helluva rope for the New Jersey governor. Perhaps a ship tie down from the nearby ports?
brickhistory is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.