dudejcb wrote:Spinner, this thread is about what's going on in New Jersey with Christie and his cohorts. Start a new thread about those lying liberals if you want to tell us what we're like. Try to stay on task.
Why do we care so much about the governor of New Jersey? Are you from Jersey? Neither am I.
However, there is a reason we care. He may some day be President. I hope that does not happen for a variety of reasons, one being that this type of institutional corruption and the culture that enables it are a danger to our nation AND IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT PARTY LABEL OR POLICIES THEY ADVOCATE!
However, it is clear that the current interest, watch Matthews on MSNBC or others, it is not because they reject this type of behavior and corruption as a threat to society, but only as a means to the end they seek which is more centralized control in the hands of the people like them.
Read my lips, if Christie was The Torch (Robert Torricelli, D-NJ), the Dems would be defending him as long as they could and if they could not hold the line, then under the bus he goes.
None of this surprises me about Christie, which is one of the reasons since he became nationally known I have warned people on the right from thinking he was anything but what he appears to be now.
I'm simply tired of people on the left defending corruption among their own and then their faux-outrage when it is someone on the right. I think Christie is below the bar of acceptability, but so is Obama and a huge number of Republicans and Democrats. The bar is not a function of the party label or policies they advocate. The bar should be set very high, not at sainthood, but forgiving of large personal failing decades earlier, and harshly unforgiving for corruption and the appearance of corruption, criminal activity, abuse of power, manipulative lies for personal benefit as well as large personal failings in the present (sorry, go get your life in order before we trust you with political power). If in doubt, throw them out. That should be the bar we apply. A political office is at its core a position of trust and not a job any individual is entitled to. These are positions held temporarily by a tiny fraction of the population, and we should demand nothing but exceptionalism across the board. Of course, the left seems solely focused on winning which is why they will do the right thing with condemning Christie and do the wrong thing if he were Democrat like they will ignore all the ethical, corruption, and incompetency issues with Hillary and simply argue "what difference does it make at this point?"