Chris Christie shut down traffic, endangered EMT response, to punish mayor who voted for other guy

In a rather large story brewing this morning, there is increasing evidence that Republican governor of New Jersey, and 2016 GOP presidential hopeful, Chris Christie intentionally shut down traffic in a city in New Jersey in order to punish the local mayor who didn’t support his re-election.

As a result, EMT response to a missing child and a heart attack victim were delayed.  Even after being informed of the EMT problems his shutdown was causing, an angry Governor Christie refused to lift his vindictive blockade.

In a series of emails obtained by TPM, Christie’s deputy chief of staff Bridge Anne Kelly discusses the closures weeks before they occurred, and appears to suggest that the closures were politically motivated.

“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” Kelly wrote to David Wildstein, a Christie’s appointee to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. ”Got it,” Wildstein replied.

TPM notes that because the emails were heavily redacted, it’s difficult to determine the exact motivation behind the words.

George Washington Bridge, via Shutterstock

George Washington Bridge, via Shutterstock

Terkel at HuffPo has more:

A month later Wildstein did indeed create the traffic problems that Christie’s office requested. He closed down two of Fort Lee’s access lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge, the busiest bridge in the country. The closures came on Sept. 9, the first day of school in Fort Lee, leading to massive traffic jams as bridge traffic backed up into local streets. As a result, police and emergency vehicles were delayed in responding to reports of a missing child and a cardiac arrest.

The closures came just weeks after Fort Lee’s mayor, Democrat Mark Sokolich, had appeared to decline to endorse Christie’s reelection bid.

We’ve written before about Gov. Christie’s oversized and out-of-control teenage temper-tantrums.  There’s a nastiness, a vindictiveness, to the man that always seems to be bubbling just under the surface.  And it comes out far too often to simply be a fluke.  At a fundamental level, there’s something wrong with this guy.  And while the whole Tony Soprano, “I’ll kill your mother”-thing might go over well in Jersey-Shore-land, in the rest of the country we expect a certain level of maturity, and mental stability, from our presidents, regardless of party.

Let me quote at length my earlier article detailing Christie’s explosive temper.
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The woman in question was a teacher, Melissa Tomlinson, who had been protesting Christie’s campaign rally (he’s up for re-election), when she asked Christie why he’d called New Jersey Schools “failure factories.”

Well.

Christie erupted at the woman, calling her “you people,” and things went pretty much downhill from there.

Dave has the rest of the story, so you can click through to read all of it on his site, but what I wanted to focus on was Christie’s temperament, and how these kind of gaffes can ruin an election.

As one person wrote on Facebook, the picture doesn’t say 1,000 words, it says just one, “dick.”  So I started looking around YouTube to see if this was an ongoing thing with Christie, the temperament problem, and it is.  And while I’m sure the Republicans will try to play this up as “Christie’s a straight-talking tough guy,” he actually comes across as a bit of a bully.

I’ll go through a best (worst) videos below, but I had to quote this one from Christie speaking a few years back to a questioner he didn’t like:

“And you know what, and you know what, and you know what, let me tell you this, you know what, it’s people who raise their voices and yell and scream like you that are dividing this country.”

Get a mirror, buddy.

In this first video, we have Christie responding snippily to a teacher who is upset about how much teachers get paid:

Rita Wilson: You’re not compensating me for my education, and you’re not compensating me for my experience.

Gov. Christie: Well you know what? Then you don’t have to do it.

That might work in New Jersey, but if Christie pulls that on the national campaign trail, he’s going to lose the women vote, and more.  Watch:

Next, I found a video of Christie responding to a reporter’s question about calling back the legislature. Christie calls the reporter “stupid” and an “idiot.”

Of course, “idiot” might be better than what he called one female protester during a rally: “sweetheart.”  Note to Christie: Try calling Hillary “sweetheart” in 2016 and see how long you keep your jewels.

Then we have Christie responding to a question from a mom who’s concerned that Christie is cutting public school funding while sending his kids to private schools. Christie’s answer: “It’s none of your business.”

You can bet that the Republicans are going to try to claim (spin) Christie’s temper an asset. And while that may work with the Tea Party crowd, I think Christie is going to have a problem with middle of the road Americans who have had just about enough of people who raise their voices and yell and scream and are dividing this country.


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  • neroden

    A third-party or write-in vote is a protest vote, however.

  • neroden

    Murkowski REEKED. Palin was actually clean by comparison.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Must have been a tight fit.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    “A member of my staff.” By the time it all unravels that will be down to the paper weight on Bloato’s desk.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    great link

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Gives new meaning to the term, ‘bloated government.’

  • Bill_Perdue

    When 30 million voters who voted for Obama in 2008 bolted the Democrats in 2010 and when tens of millions of bush voters abandoned the Republicans in the 2006 Congressional elections those count as protest votes.

    When one third to one have of voters boycott all voting in disgust that counts as a protest vote.

  • http://heimaey.us/ heimaey

    Never underestimate the stupidity of the American public, the gerrymandering of the republican party or the short term memory of the populace.

  • Indigo

    An uncast vote isn’t really a protest, it’s just another uncast vote.

  • BillFromDover

    Toast.

  • K_L_Carten

    I remember that big mouth screaming at the teacher, I wished she had a box of donuts to shove down that big mouth to shut it up. Typical, republican behavior, scream at someone smaller than you to shut them up, regardless if you are wrong, scream louder.

    When I first read about the bridge thing, I didn’t think it would have been a big deal. I figured maybe the Gov. Christie didn’t know but one of his people knew but he was gonna back his guy/gal up. Its always the cover up that gets ya, you would think these guys would learn, its gonna come out, just deal with the fall out. I hope they get this guy and anyone involved. People were hurt and I read one of the patients waiting for the EMT died because of this prick. I want those that were hurt from this guy, to sue, I don’t care if it’s him personally or whatever, I hope they get to depo him, and we get to see what kind of sub-human this guy is. If he thinks he got a shot at the White House, could you imagine the ads, So and So lost their life because Govt Christie wanted to play politics and closed a democratic mayor bridge and road system, you get the idea, it would get slimy but then this guy is a slime anyway. Maybe we won’t see him touted as the Republican “leader” for the presidency, gagging just saying that, these people are something.

  • Jim Olson

    HuffPo isn’t enough…my parents don’t read it, and I am certain that a large number of their generation do not either. This needs to be on CBS or even better on FOX before that particular demographic sees it and gets it.

  • Bill_Perdue

    Every once in a while someone looks at the mad dog war mongering of the Democrats, their role as obsequious lap dogs of the rich and as as union busting thugs and colludes that they should vote for Republicans.

    Voting for Republicans is just as bad as voting for Democrats. From 2000 to 2006 they controlled the Congress and were just as bad as the Democrats and uner Bush they were just as bad as Obama.

    On Tuesday, the 4th of November, 2014 and on Tuesday, the 8th of November, 2016 vote socialist, write in Chelsea Manning or just sit it out as a protest vote.

  • pappyvet
  • RepubAnon

    If Christie gets elected President, we might actually see those currently fictional FEMA camps become reality. As always, if a Republican accuses you of something, it’s because they’ve already got plans to do something similar, but worse.

  • Thom Allen

    Many are still pissed that he made nice with Obama after Sandy.

  • Thom Allen

    Agree completely, see above. Sorry, didn’t see your post before I posted. Yours is much more succinct.

  • Thom Allen

    Apparently 2 of his staff resigned over this about a month ago. I guess, at that point, Christie felt that things were under control from a cover his ass perspective. I’m sure, if he really was unaware, he’d have been more thorough in checking the remaining staff to see if anyone else were involved. My guess – he knew, may have directly ordered it, loved it. If that’s the case, he needs to get gone. If he didn’t know, he’s doing a piss poor job of monitoring his senior staff and therefore, also bears guilt. My feeling is the staff wouldn’t have done something like this unless they perceived that Christie would approve. If so, his bullying, crush his opponents behavior set that stage. Again, he needed to be much more on top of the situation than he was. Again, for that reason he needs to get gone. Plus, his anger issues and bullying make him a liability. Of course, the Republicons will see these as strengths and run him.

  • Matt Rogers

    “A member of my staff?” It won’t be long before reporters demand to know who it was. I wonder how Christie will handle that.

  • Pick-a-poster

    Seems to me there are really only 2 options here:
    1) He was involved, in which case he put politics above the citizens, or
    2) He wasn’t involved, in which case he wasn’t able to control his own staff

    Neither one looks like presidential material to me.

  • Anonymous

    Republicans want to send the message that can abuse power and get away with it. The base is aware of these scare tactics, and they like the fear it inspires. Bullying as usual.

  • Anonymous

    See the leaked email below. Christie knew about it – he even “smiled.”

  • Jimmy

    We should never underestimate the willingness of Republicans to vote for someone just because the letter “R” is next to his or her name regardless of qualifications the candidate may or may not have. Quite honestly, I doubt the die hard GOP voter has any problem with this. Moreover, those perpetually fickle independent voters would probably vote for jim just because they want to prove their laughable independence.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    and/or a bore.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    abs—alutly!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    “by going around him”——-going into orbit more likely.

  • basenjilover

    Yup there it is…. “CHRISTIE THROWS CAPOS OFF THE BRIDGE” in bold red letters.

  • Thom Allen

    BREAKING from the NY Times. Another Christie staff member thrown under the bus!

    “Christie Says Aide Misled Him About Lane Closings

    Gov. Chris Christie, in response to the release on Wednesday of emails and
    text messages showing that his office was closely involved with lane closings on
    the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge in September, said in a
    statement issued in the late afternoon that he had no prior knowledge of the
    events.
    “I am outraged and deeply saddened to learn that not only
    was I misled by a member of my staff, but this completely inappropriate and
    unsanctioned conduct was made without my knowledge,” he
    said.
    “This type of behavior is unacceptable and I will not tolerate
    it because the people of New Jersey deserve better,” he said. “This
    behavior is not representative of me or my Administration in any way, and people
    will be held responsible for their actions.”

  • Thom Allen

    No.

  • Thom Allen

    He actually looks like a pig in this picture, rather than just behaving like one.

  • Thom Allen

    In the case of Aaron Schock maybe “Pretty Tyrant Parade.”

  • Thom Allen

    Remember how Christie commandeered a NJ State Police helicopter to fly him to his son’s baseball game? Entitlement? Not much. He’d have been perfect for a role in “The Sopranos.”

  • dcinsider

    Was it something I said? :)

  • Thom Allen

    And going around him is such a long, long trip.

  • Thom Allen

    I’m bliiiiiiind!

  • http://www.newmillgay.com/ The_Fixer

    Assuming they learned anything from Mitt Romney’s “47%”, “binders full of women” and “corporations are people” blunders.

    Well, they don’t learn, only spin after something like that happens. They’re like moths to a flame when it comes to saying something stupid. Yes, they try to control the conversation by keeping the candidates sequestered, but that only works up to a point. Think about Caribou Barbie and her many, many gaffes.

    The RICs (Republicans In Charge) can’t control everything, no matter how hard they try.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    If nothing else, f’ing over the kiddies may be a turning point.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    I imagine this will be the first of many layers of scum peeled back to reveal the mendacity of this colossal mental case.

  • ChrisDC

    OK, ewwww. LOL!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Scrubbing ‘ick’ of with barbed-wire.

  • Dave of the Jungle

    Can’t wait to give this guy some Nuclear Launch Codes.
    Sheez.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Go look at the HuffPo front page. You’ll smile.

  • Anonymous

    More Republican obstructionism. Their delusion won’t allow them to remember that this isn’t a fascist country where dissidents are punished.

  • Anonymous
  • LanceThruster

    Maybe the Reich Wing should consider brown shirts?

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Well, regarding whom I consider “She Who Must Not Be Named,” she won the governorship because Alaska skews GOP and the incumbent GOP Governor Frank Murkowski reeked of incompetence and nepotism — hence making him almost uniquely vulnerable for a primary challenge. According to da Wiki, Murky left office with a 19% approval rating.

    Caribou Barbie won not so much due to political acumen as rather being in the right place at the right time, and as soon-to-be-former Chair of the Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, she had Big Oil money behind her. They wanted a compliant puppet and she was more than happy to oblige, approving the TransCanada gas pipeline and committing Alaska to an estimated $26 billion to support it.

  • http://www.americablog.com/ Naja pallida

    The Republican party should just change its name to Petty Tyrant Parade. Darrell Issa, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Bob MacDonnell, Chris Christie… they all just want power so they can use it as a blunt instrument against anyone who disagrees with their personal world view.

  • http://www.americablog.com/ Naja pallida

    His state has made more progress on multiple fronts, by going around him than anything it’s done with him. Yet, they still voted for him.

  • http://www.americablog.com/ Naja pallida

    *brain bleach*

  • http://www.americablog.com/ Naja pallida

    The Republican voters, especially primary voters, seem to love it when their elected officials wield the powers they’re granted by the People like petty tyrants. While I agree it makes him unelectable, but most of his career as governor already did that. And it doesn’t mean the Republican base won’t love him for it anyway. You can’t factor in electability to their decision making process any longer. They don’t care if their candidate is electable, only if he hits all the correct right-wingnut buttons in the correct sequence.

  • dcinsider

    I heard it was Christie in the shower with Aaron Schock.

  • dcinsider

    This is what he deserves for opposing marriage equality :)

  • dcinsider

    It’s all over the national press.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    I guess you haven’t been following how these emails are, in fact, newly reported. The story itself has been reported off and on since it happened in September. It’s just that now we have the smoking gun emails.

    So it’s still news.

  • Skycat

    This is not exactly a new story. MSNBC has been covering it for about a month. In addition to the link below, I have seen it reported several times on the shows hosted by Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes and Lawrence O’Donnell.

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/chris-christies-traffic-jam

  • basenjilover

    Dems just look the other way or just don’t care… spineless and clueless as usual.

  • AnitaMann

    And I wonder if any of them were stuck in traffic (or stuck in an ambulance) because of this closure.

  • AnitaMann

    She was also inevitable in 2008. Until she wasn’t. There is time for alternatives.

  • Monoceros Forth

    I’ve cherished this half-assed hypothesis that state politics tend to select for qualities that have nothing to do with competence on the national stage. My favorite example of this is Pete Wilson, once governor of my old home state of California, whose success in CA politics was almost entirely due to a pathological fixation on illegal immigration, with a bit of “tough on crime” thrown in for variety. Beating up on Mexicans served Wilson well at the state level but then he decided he was ready for the big leagues so he ran for President…and nobody cared.

    Or, hell, look at Sarah Palin (if one must.) Presumably she wasn’t totally an idiot at navigating Alaskan politics.

  • http://www.americablog.com/ Naja pallida

    But when you consider how sequestered they have kept the last two Republican presidential candidates, they almost never had to actually address any real opposition questioning nor deal with anyone who disagreed with them. He could glide along with only sycophants and toadies ever being allowed in his presence to protect from such an outburst. Assuming they learned anything from Mitt Romney’s “47%”, “binders full of women” and “corporations are people” blunders.

  • AnitaMann

    I wonder how all of those Democrats who voted for him enthusiastically because of his “regular guy/macho toughness/take no crap/a guy you would love to have a beer and ten cheesecakes with” are feeling about this now?

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    In simpler and less eloquent terms——Republicans celebrate the deformed, twisted, Christie freak within themselves. Jaba the Christie will never be President and I would hope this scandal results in legal action.

  • HolyMoly

    We need more alternatives. I can choose between 1,000 different makes and models of cars, a dozen different brands and flavors of baked beans, different thicknesses and softness of toilet paper (thank goodness for that!), 20 different “value” meals at McDonald’s, but ONLY TWO candidates for the most powerful office in the land?

    We actually HAVE alternatives, not that any of them are all that great either. But I’d be willing to vote for a crappy third-party candidate to let the Dems and Reps know that they can’t run roughshod on the people any longer, maybe get them to change their tunes a little bit. We’d get crap with Christie or Hillary, so getting crap with a Joe McNovice (or Jane) wouldn’t be any worse. I’d be willing to take the gamble that it gets the message across: “Change or be denied.”

  • HolyMoly

    His chief of staff and chief of Port Authority will probably “resign” to take the heat off of him. If this thing doesn’t blow over like he hopes it does, he’s going to throw a lot of underlings under the bus, claiming that he was ignorant of any of it. Anyone who steps forward and says that Christie was behind the whole thing will be branded as a “disgruntled former aide” and no doubt his or her mental health and/or sexual proclivities will be called into question. The press will dutifully cover “Is [former aide so-and-so] Really Gay?” for hours on end, with scant mention of Christie’s scandal.

    This whole incident dovetails nicely with his long and well-documented record of childish behavior, doesn’t it? Whether he weathers the storm or not, most thinking Americans will suspect that his fingerprints are all over this. I’d say his presidential ambitions are pretty much toast, at the very least.

  • Jim Olson

    Lets just make sure that this makes the national press.

  • FUFatherEisenman

    Guess he got that lap band procedure for nothing. Back to eating.

  • MyrddinWilt

    Christie’s only attraction to the Republican base as a nominee is that he is more electable than the alternatives. Note that I did not say ‘electable’, he isn’t. And the GOP didn’t pick Giuliani when they had the chance despite being far more electable than McCain or Christie.

    This looks to me to be a disqualification scandal for Christie. It is now proved beyond reasonable doubt that his minions took revenge on the general public because a small town mayor refused to kiss his ring.

    Is this really the sort of guy we want to have in charge of the NSA? He is already behaving like Richard Nixon and he isn’t even in the WhiteHouse yet.

  • LanceThruster

    And this is the ‘sensible’ Republican?

  • dcinsider

    He’s in trouble. And there are more than a few Republicans that will be happy to toss some dirt on his political grave. Pass the popcorn.

  • Richard

    Congratulations New Jersey, you really did vote for a mean spirited bully,,,,,,,,,,,

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    That’s been my assessment, too. All it takes is a small shift in the narrative for ‘bombastic’ to become ‘dangerously unstable.’

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    I never lived in NJ, but I did work there for most of a decade (lived in eastern PA). And yeah, I agree that the blunt and blustery persona does work well for a lot of Jerseyans. But on the other hand, it’s the media that has helped craft his image and smooth over most of the bullying and awfulness.

    Time will tell whether he continues to get a pass, or if there’ll be a paradigm shift in coverage. All it takes is for “forceful and forthright” to become “angry, out-of-control, intimidating, and bullying” for his political career to come to an end.

  • http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Arel Harry R. Sohl

    He’s soon to be resigning to spend more time with his family members – eating their meals.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    As ever, this remains my ‘favorite’ Chris Christie photo, because I think it captures perfectly his heart laid bare for all the world to see.

    And I think we’re way beyond ‘suggests’ or ‘appears’, as far as this bridge lane shutdown goes. It’s pretty clearly 100% deliberate. “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” is the quote. There’s not much ambiguity there and not many other interpretations as to motive.

    With regard to Christie’s apparent ambitions for higher office… I never thought it was a realistic possibility, and not because of this particular vindictive bullying incident. It’s a pattern. And he’s a guy obviously lacking in impulse control and full of hair-trigger rage. Such personality traits do not stand well in a long national campaign.

  • keirmeister

    Yep, but I think the effects will need to be more drastic. Americans like their healthy looking POTUSes.

  • Duncan Watson

    He had a lap band procedure to lose weight in 2013.

  • Monoceros Forth

    By the way, just check out some of the other stuff in the letters cited by TPM. Like this:

    That message appears to have been passed on to [David] Wildstein [one of Christie's appointees to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey] who wrote, “Is it wrong that I am smiling?”

    It is unclear who Wildstein was corresponding with, however the recipient of his message said, “No.”

    “I feel badly about the kids,” wrote Wildstein. “I guess.”

    “They are the children of Buono voters,” joked Wildstein’s correspondent, referring to Christie’s challenger in last November’s election, Barbara Buono.

    Christie’s flunkies also seemed to have been fond of referring to Mayor Sokolich as “the Serbian”, even though he’s of Croatian extraction. Serbia, Croatia–all about the same really, right?

  • keirmeister

    On another Christie note, everyone keeps saying how Christie is seeking the White House.

    I seriously doubt it.

    For one, I have a feeling there’s too much dirt on him. But more than that, I don’t believe Americans would vote for a U.S. President as corpulent as Christie. I simply don’t see it.

    But….if Christie starts losing weight and becomes this Mike Huckabee-like weight loss inspiration…look out!

  • Monoceros Forth

    There is an appeal in Napoleon to something deeper and more fundamental in human nature than mere astonishment at bigness. His very deficiencies bring out starkly certain qualities that lurk suppressed and hidden in us all. He was unhampered….He was, as few men are or dare to be, a scoundrel, bright and complete. Most of us are constrained more or less and now and then to serve
    God or our fellow-men, to do things disinterestedly, to behave decently when no one is watching us. He was not so constrained. Most men do a little regret and resent their good deeds, and find a secret satisfaction in their unpunished bad ones….Few of us thoroughly enjoy being good citizens. Our moral conflicts, therefore, are intricate and comic; the constant effort to explain to ourselves and others that there is a fine moral purpose in this shirking of our duty or in that self-seeking act….There was none of this robing of greed and crime about Napoleon….What we all want to do secretly, more or less, he did in the daylight.

    (H. G. Wells)

    Whether or not you agree with Wells about Napoleon in particular, you have to admit he’s got a point about humans in general. We tend to have a guilty admiration, even if only a little and not out loud, people who simply don’t give a shit for anyone but themselves, and who get away with it. The praise for Christie’s “straight talk” and “toughness” is nothing but this. He says things and behaves in ways that more cowardly assholes would like to emulate if only they had the nerve, but lacking that nerve they’ll content themselves with cheering from the sidelines. In a similar spirit did Republicans prove how brave they were by cheering on a war from behind their keyboards.

  • keirmeister

    I’m in Jersey. Christy’s behavior goes well with a few folks here, but not all of us. The problem is that most people are not informed enough to know Christy’s character. Even when the local news reports his bullying behavior, it’s with this whimsical attitude that “Christy is just being Christy”.

    Christy is a bully, and the easiest “tell” of that is how he lashes out when confronted or criticized. I remember the great “Snowmageddon” storm of late 2010. We all knew it was coming, but Christy decided to go ahead and disappear with his family to Disney World.

    He returned to much criticism, but he LASHED out at everybody…essentially saying how virtuous he was because his family was his first priority. (I thought at the time, if you’re the chief executive of a big state, no it’s not, a$$hole).

    So this latest scandal is not surprising. The thing is, can it be linked to Christy himself, or just to people in his cabinet? Christy may want to be like Reagan, but he may turn out like Nixon.

    Let’s see what happens….

  • http://parkandbark.wordpress.com/ Houndentenor

    Not unless there’s any direct connection to Christie.

  • Hue-Man

    Maybe he’s taking charm lessons from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. In this Fox video, he’s wooing the women’s vote (while trying to attack someone in the chambers audience)!

  • http://heimaey.us/ heimaey

    I hope this takes him down, but it probably won’t.

  • Indigo

    Okay but I’m still not ready for Hillary unless we’re planning to go ahead and implement a full surveillance state (aka police state) because I’m confident that Hillary can make it work. But if Christie is the alternative, then bring Hillary on!

  • HereinDC

    John, are you “mocking” Christie? :)
    You don’t want to be called a bully (again) by those loons from the other day?
    How come people ( not you per say ) can say the meanest things about Chritie ( his weight, his arrogance , his weight ) ….but they don’t call it bullying….BUT you mention someones pants are rather colorful….and you’re called a bully. Geeze!

  • HereinDC

    ….and then lets have Darrell Issa have hearings….since he’s so gun ho about having hearings.

  • http://www.newmillgay.com/ The_Fixer

    I think that if this guy runs, he won’t make it very far. He’s charitably described as “bombastic”, but it goes deeper than that.

    All it would take is one well-placed question in a national venue for him to pop his cork, demonstrating just what kind of a… person he is. Once that happens, he’s an “also ran”.

    Reasonable people who are sick to death of Republican rhetoric will not give him a second thought once they realize how much of a jerk he really is.

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