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NJ’s Christie looks to recover after staff shakeup



Published: Fri, January 10, 2014 @ 10:36 a.m.

NJ’s Christie looks to recover after staff shakeup

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A wounded Chris Christie is working to move beyond the most challenging test of his political career, a traffic scandal that rocked his administration this week and threatens to tarnish his national image ahead of the next presidential contest. Allies of Christie, New Jersey’s Republican governor and a possible candidate for president in 2016, suggest the worst is behind him. But critics promise to keep probing what happened, federal prosecutors are examining the case and hundreds more internal documents were scheduled for release today.


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1walter_sobchak(1927 comments)posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Traffic scandal? Is this the best the MSM can get on Christie? It was wall-to-wall on MSNBC last night. Does anyone think this rises to the level of questionable behavior such as a president lying to a grand jury, a sec'y of state refusing to answer questions about a massacre of 4 Americans including an ambassador, arms ending up in Mexican drug lords hands, a speaker of the house telling the American people they must pass a bill so we can see what's in it, a Senate majority leader refusing to let legislation come to a vote because it is from the other party, a vice-president who is a "Joe Biden" ('nuff said), a former vice-president calling some republicans "those with the extra chromosome", etc. Yes a traffic jam seems to be much more of a scandal to me! It's New Jersey and this is politics as usual.

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2dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago

thought we were talking about news coverage? I'll counter your question then with another one that has nothing to do with anything.
Who was fired for invading Iraq under the pretense that they had nuclear weapons and were responsible for 911?

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3dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago

my point....irrelevant.

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476Ytown(1255 comments)posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you Walter for putting it into perspective.

Christie handled the incident as a leader should. Swiftly addressed the problem, fired those responsible and personally apologized.

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5dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago

and hadn't a clue about anything his right hand man and administration was doing? Oh yeah, he was "mis-led". He still isn't sure if there was an actual traffic study or not. He blamed the Dems trying to throw false statements out there to smear him, when in actuality, it was in fact political retaliation. Didn't hear an apology for that.

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676Ytown(1255 comments)posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago

List of what the President didn't know:
* Benghazi Attack (it was a video)
* IRS Tea Party Scandal
* NSA spying on world leaders
* Fast and Furious
* Obamacare website not ready, glitches, flaws, you can keep your doctor/ins.
* Solyndra failure

I guess we'll give him a break since he can't know everything going on even if these are his direct recruits. We'll just have to ask those in charge if we have any questions, after all, where can we find them... in their same positions or having been promoted.

Move along folks...there's nothing here to see. Get back to the Christie scandal.

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7dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Since this article is about Christie..... His is now under inverstigation for misusing hurricane relief funds. He chose to use money for a tourism commercial while NJ residents have still not received aide. On top of that, he could have picked a commercial that was 2.5 million dollars cheaper, but that one didn't feature he and his family in it. Politics at its finest!

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8SheDevil(120 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

@eivo,
Clinton's "hit list" and CC's staff retailaition is a false equivalency argument.

If she used her position of office to prevent someone from getting or renewing a passport, that would be equivalent.

If she allowed her staff to take away John Kerry's metro pass, or invalidate it, that would be equivalent.

You are on my hit list, you'll get no apology and no one will be fired. Scary, isn't it.

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9evio(43 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Right, abuse of power is not the same as not being invited to the family picnic!

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10SheDevil(120 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

For clarification, are you saying that you are not a Paul supporter?

Where do you get this "nationwide crisis"? I've not heard anyone referring to the GWB scandal as a "nationwide crisis.

Did someone have the income taxes of an opponent audited?

I'm glad that you agree with me, this wasn't an immaginary scandal like Benghazi, or F&F, or Solyndra, or the IRS questioning applications for tax exemption. Those events have been investigated, probed, and subjected to congressional hears for almost year or more, and still nothing.

The abuse of power discovery in Christie's office has just begun. We will see where it goes.

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11dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Wait until you read the book "the Loudest Voice in the Room". It will show that Fox News lies as much as the Republican Party that they are trying to put in office.

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12dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Well he interviewed over 600 people close to Aires, to include his brother. Besides, I don't need to read the book, I just have to watch Fox News for 10 min to see what the deal is. Even the king of the extreme right Limbaugh was critical of Fox News for being too soft on Christie. What does that tell you. You have learned a lot from watching Fox though eivo! Downplay, ignore, change topic, and blame Obama and the liberal media. It was just a minor traffic jam you say.....

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13SheDevil(120 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

@eivo,

Do you just ignore what you have no response to?

Above (25), to you: "Where do you get this "nationwide crisis"? I've not heard anyone referring to the GWB scandal as a "nationwide crisis".

Did someone have the income taxes of an opponent audited?

I'm glad that you agree with me, this wasn't an imaginary scandal like Benghazi, or F&F, or Solyndra, or the IRS questioning applications for tax exemption. Those events have been investigated, probed, and subjected to congressional hears for almost year or more, and still nothing.

Then there's Jerry who still waiting for you to take responsibility for your comments about "elites"

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14dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

This is comical, Boehner just said in reference to the chem spill in WVa. We don't need more regulation, it is Obama's fault because he didn't enforce the regulations. So what about all the other administrations since the last time the plant was inspected was 1991? IK this is off topic, but there was no story on the spill to comment on. Must be the liberal media protecting the POTUS.

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15SheDevil(120 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

eivo,
Has D. Issa ever been able to prove that Tea Party was singled out for IRS audits?

He has tried and tried, but never been able to prove that allegation. Do you have some proof that he doesn't have?

I don't know who you consult for, but I hope that you don't BS them like you try to BS here.

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16SheDevil(120 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

eivo,
That platitude applies to you very appropriately.

I assumed that the you knew who Darrell Issa is, in case you missed it he heads the House committee that has wasted untold time and money investigating the IRS "scandal".

After almost a year, and with the full weight of congressional subpoena power, and private investigators he has come up with nothing!

There were no inappropriate audits of tax returns, there was no Obama connection (that he desperately want to show) to the IRS.

Eivo, it is you who denies the obvious, and continues to perpetrate fairy tails.

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17dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

It was a "traffic jam" for 4 days in retaliation, and an abuse of power. If he didn't know about it, which is hard to believe, then he has no control over his staff. If it was the poor little nuns who died as a result of emergency vehicles being tied up in traffic, you would have somehow blamed Obama for it. Furthermore, I concur with She Devil, I can't see what you could possibly consult anybody in. Racial diversity? Not.

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18dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Don't care about your identity, because I'm sure that you are not that important. I could play the racist card if I wanted to, just by reading half of your posts. Like I give a rat's behind what Sowell's OPINION is. He once compared Obama to Hitler. Another Right wing extremist. Are you denying that they shut down multiple lanes for no reason, for 4 days straight? Please answer me that batman. Of course you won't answer that.

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19YtownParent(331 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Chris Christie had my vote for President in 2012 if he'd been on the ballot. Barring strong evidence of his own misdoing he'll have it in 2016 if he runs. Then again, I'm a moderate conservative.

The right wing has never been a huge Christie supporter and that is evident in their almost silence on the current issues, instead of the vocal support they throw behind Perry, Palin and Bush and other tea party darlings when the liberal media attacks them. They won't really stand by Christie unless he gets the nomination.

As for the Tea Party -IRS nonscandal, maybe those IRS employees got numerous phone calls every day from me and my coworkers at Infocision begging them to give money for dozens of tea party groups (including some of the audited ones) to help Romney, Ted Cruz & others win their elections.

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20dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

what is wrong with him? If you compare the POTUS to Hitler, then you aren't in your right mind. Condoleeza Rice I'm impartial to, Carson is an extreme right winger too. It isn't the race, obviously, because I spend half my time on here sticking up for Obama just to get him a fair shake from the extreme right who wished him to fail before he even took office. You need some political diversity! Watch something other than Fox News or listen to someone other than Rush.

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21dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Eivo, you're an idiot. All the people that you mentioned are whackos too. Entertainers, actors, singers, and comedians. I don't listen to them either for political information. Most of them are as far to the left as your political idols are to the right. I never tried to say, Howard Stern supports my point, see, I told you so!!!

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22dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Keep talking, you are supportining my stayement I post 50

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23dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

ut oh, Christie lawyered up today!

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24dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

good luck! Since you can get about 10-12 post in at work, you should be able to get in about 30 while you are stuck in traffic. Consultant business must be slow.

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25dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

I think that you consult a group of old guys at McDonalds on 224 on how to scam free coffee all day.

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26dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

@eivo, no doubt you are correct on that point. If Christie was the "stand up guy" he claims, then why try to say he barely knows the guy? It is called trying to cover something up!

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27dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Enjoy your coffee, tell the guys at Micky D's hello!

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28commoncitizen(961 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

What's the big deal about shutting down some lanes on a highway COMPARED to the cover up of Benghazi were four Americans got KILLED and the general news doesn't cover it?? I would rather have my loved ones stuck in a traffic jab then being killed and ignored!!!!

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29dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

@eivo, in reference to my midnight shift..... maybe you don't know the details of how working people's jobs are set up. Not everyone works 9-5. See, there are things called 24 hour shift work, days off, vacations, rotating shifts, compressed work schedules, etc... I learned 2 things from you. 1. That you either lied about working, which I suspect, because I don't believe there are 3 hour shifts, and are on here all day. Or 2, you do some job where nobody seeks your consulting advice and you sit at your desk all day and post comments and read news articals all day. Which one is it?

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30dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

WHICH ONE IS IT EIVO?

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31YtownParent(331 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

The big deal is that emergency vehicles couldn't respond to people that needed urgent care. The big deal is that workers lost wages because they were late or couldn't get to work at all. The big deal is that workers were disciplined for being tardy or absent when there was no reason for the closures.

The big deal is that it was ordered from the top down, how far up at the top remains to be seen. With Bengazi the lack of security personnel was ordered from the bottom up. The ambassador refused to have people on the ground to prevent it.

I have no love for any current office holder. Most need to be replaced by people who have no loyalty to any party nor special interest groups.

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32dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

If you put it 50 hours a week WITHOUT trolling in the comment section, I will quit my job tomorrow.

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33dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

you mean in your work time.....

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34HSG(133 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Christie's problem is, sadly, that he is a bit too young to have the capacity to remember Watergate and the Liar himself, Dick Nixon.

Political retribution, in a state or nationally, is easy. Doing cover-up, and lying, is hard. After the 20+ subpeonas served today are answered, it is highly likely that someone in Christie's administration will tell the truth about who ordered the chaos around the world's busiest bridge. I doubt that "Bridget" was responsbile for Bridgegate.

The age of Nixon ended with the wimper of resignation and the failure of the unelcted Gerry Ford. The age of Christy will end with his own resignation amidst many calling for advanced federal investigation/intervention, since the bridge in question serves two states.

Beyond that, if school kids were on buses for four hours ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL as had been alleged, somebody owes an apology and resignation above all. That ...'s just pitiful.

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35dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

But HSG, didn't u read earlier posts? It was minor traffic and the Dems are just making it a big deal because Hilary was behind Christie 2 years before the elections.

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36dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

All politicians= Liars

224- not worth commenting on.

Free loaders who intentionally scam the government for money is illegal and scandalous too. But you already said that you wouldn't turn anyone who is committing those crimes in to authorities. You should be charged with fraud by association. You are an accomplice.

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37dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

here we go with polls again.....
That is okay, the Christie bridgegate probe is only the tip of the iceburg. Wrong doing will soon be discovered in layers... But until then, the only poll that I care about is the election poll in 2016.

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38dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

It is a BIG IF, but if it happens, then so be it. It might be hard to get elected President after being impeached as governor though. If he or another Repub isn't elected, then it is 4 more years of whining......from you.

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39YtownParent(331 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

It'll be hard for Christie to overcome this and secure the Republican nomination, but no one thought Bill Clinton would get over his humps (pun totally intended) and be the dem nominee in 1992. Only time will tell if Christie can prevail.

As for Christie saying "bye bye obamacare", he was one of the first governors to come out in support of it. The first Republican to do so. Christie's support and New Jersey's medicaid expansion not only helped Obama's reelection campaign, it also led Kasich down the road to expanding medicaid here in Ohio. I"d bet there are just as many Republicans as happy about these allegations as there are Democrats.

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40dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Oh, so you are not a patriot either. What's next burning the flag? Pretty disrespectful to all those military men who fought for that flag to fly. Now you are for Cruz? Here is a quote for you.
"I am not a member of the Tea Party and I have no idea what their Tea Party's philosphy is."
That quote sir is from YOU, one month ago.

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41dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

even though you have no idea what his party's philosophy is. Nothing like being an informed voter.
I'm glad you are on here though, with your ignorant posts I'm sure you probably single handedly converted many independent voters over to Democrats.

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42dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

I don't think anyone can understand that babble. Here is the article from the Huff.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer charged on MSNBC's "Up With Steve Kornacki" show Saturday morning that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held Hurricane Sandy relief funds hostage to force her to approve a development plan that overly favored one specific property holder.

"I cannot give a windfall to one property owner because the governor and other people want me to do it," Zimmer said on Kornacki's show. (You can watch the full interview here).

Christie's office denied the allegations as "outlandishly false" in a statement to the show.

Zimmer alleged that Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno told the mayor relief would be contingent on supporting the development project. "The word is that you are against it and you need to move forward or we are not going to be able to help you," Zimmer says Guadagno told her.

Christie's community affairs commissioner Richard Constable also allegedly told Zimmer that if she moved forward with the development project, money would "start flowing to her." Christie denied the claims through a spokesman, and Constable has called the accusation "categorically false."

The property owner favored in the deal allegedly being pushed by Christie's office, the Rockefeller Group, told "Up With Steve" that they have no knowledge of any political pressure around the proposed development.

"If it turns out to be true, it would be deplorable," the company said in a statement to the show.

Christie is already facing a federal probe into whether he misused federal relief funds after Hurricane Sandy.

Zimmer has said that she asked for $100 million in relief funds for Hoboken, and received only $300,000. In an interview with WNYC last week Zimmer questioned whether Christie may have denied the funds because she declined to endorse him.

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43dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Eivo, don't worry, be happy! The RNC will tell everyone what to say, what key phrases to use, what scare tactics to use, etc...
Just vote for Cruz (even though you don't know what he stands for) and it will all be alright.

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44Aware(219 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

It is obvious to me who are the insular ones here! This has nothing to do with a traffic jam...this is an abuse of power.....a proven abuse. And it is my belief it's about money...and development at the foot of that bridge...the traffic 'jam' is to show certain people what 'can' happen if they defy the powers that be. fox covered this for 5 minutes...at that. They conveniently avoided the topic..instead, they focused on vintage Benghazi or the ACA or some triviality their viewers like. They do not report anything newsworthy. Anyone who would suggest this Christie thing is not important is running scared.......trying to minimize something which blows the lid off a potential and viable candidate in 2016...no one on the left appears to be worried...heck..the Bengazi rant was thought to be a player in the Mittens election...it failed horribly b/c the only ones paying attention were fox viewers. Mainstream America does not watch fox and intelligent voters are not influenced by anything they report. fox is plain out silly.

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45commoncitizen(961 comments)posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Repub4,
WHAT major news coverage, besides Fox, has carried the Benghazi cover up, more then the bridge gate??? What a comparison you give---being stuck in an ambulance (they would have EMT on the ambulance to assist the patient) compared to being attacked with guns and mortars---talk about having YOUR head in the sand!!!
(I'd rather have my head in the sand then stuck up my a** as you do.)

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46Aware(219 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

eivo: A political attack? With nothing behind it? Two resignations and 2 firings? And 20 people due to be subpoenaed? And now a Mayor coming out (with NO benefit to her at all)...alleging a strong-arm threat toward her city? Are you kidding me? Sandy funds being withheld 'unless' she plays ball? fox does not cover this b/c their boy is on the chopping block...this has nothing to do with 'party'...Christie had many Dem supporters - all because of Sandy! NJ folks KNOW who to get together. Congress could learn from that. Actually, Christie's ONLY claim to fame is Sandy...hearings are in place to begin next week. If fox does not cover those, they will be even less credible than they are now! Or perhaps their viewers are not interested in news or truth...just fairy tales.

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47YtownParent(331 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Bengazi wasn't covered up nearly as thoroughly and successfully as Abu Ghraib.

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48cambridge(3033 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Lies from "Fix Noise Network".

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn7_8QL2weQ

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49commoncitizen(961 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Repub, talks about a "fantasy" ambulance incident (keep repeating this BS and some people will start believing it) BUT doesn't believe anything about the Benghazi cover up. I wonder if he would feel the same IF it was his father ,son, etc. that was killed over there
Talk about being an IDIOT.

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50commoncitizen(961 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Repub, YOU didn't answer my question? IF it was your family member would YOU feel different about the Benghazi cover up??? You're just like the rest of the Libs--avoid the questions you don't like. The conversation was about "cover ups"

With "tighter gun control" would that mean that the shooter would NOT have been able to get a gun ILLEGALLY??? No, but it would make it HARDER for legal residents to get guns to protect themselves and their families.
Let me ask you, WHAT kind of gun would YOU outlaw? and don't say all of them because that would be ignorant.

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51dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Still waiting on an answer in the other thread eivo! Since fox is so fair and balanced, it shouldn't be hard to answer.

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52dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Because your fair and balanced show has no liberal hosts like CNN has Newt! YOU raised the question about why CNN doesn't let your conservatives speak!
No interest= no answer!
You diverted the question very well though, I will give you credit for that.

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53lajoci(280 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Anything other than the standard "conservative," right-wing reactionary orthodoxy is given the bum's rush on Faux; they don't want to hear it, and they don't want it heard.

Just watch Bill-O's treatment of Kirsten Powers sometime -- she never gets a chance to speak without Bill-O interrupting her. And he does that with anyone who disagrees with him, including the President, towards whom he is noticeable rude, rationalizing his insufferable arrogance by claiming to be a "tough" interviewer. (Pardon me while I barf.)

Bill-O wants viewers to send him questions for the President for his next interview.

Here's mine:

"Mr. President, how can you stand subjecting yourself to sitting across from and taking questions from and being interrupted and cut-off by an arrogant windbag like O'Reilly?"

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54dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Like I said, NO REAL ANSWER! Newt is the former Repub Speaker of the House and ran for the POTUS for the Repub party the Last election. So your answer is weak and B.S!!!

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55commoncitizen(961 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Repub, I respect you answer on Benghazi, except I would expect the US government to protect all of it's citizens in foreign countries. Since they knew it was NOT because of the movie (this put the life of the movie producer in danger from these whacko's) and did not react is WHY Hillary is to blame (she's the one that said she would react at 2:00am if an emergency happened) Obama is also to blame because he didn't react that night and then went for a fund raiser in Las Vegas the next day (does this show that he was interested what was happening in Benghazi?)
As far as the guns go, I also have a concealed weapons permit and as you know the tests have to be retaken every few years so that should help eliminate "documented mental issues" I also agree that FULLY auto. guns are NOT needed for the general public for use (what about gun collectors?)
See, we can agree on some issues.

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56dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

@common, sure the President and Hillary do get some blame. They could have done more and handled things better, But with every tragedy, you can look back and say, I should have done this, or more could have been done to prevent it. Until it happens, you usually don't expect it to. Just like 9/11, should we have been better prepared? Yes. Could we have done things better? Yes. Was there a lot of mis information put out right after it happened? Yes. You could blame Bush, our intelligence, our military, etc... But the important thing is that we fixed the issues and we haven't had another attack like it since. Fully auto for gun collectors I guess would be okay as long as there is strict checks and requirements that they can meet.

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57dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

You just want bombs to drop, so you don't care if it is the right country or not. So some innocent women and children (pro life) was killed by collateral damage, even though their country wasn't responsible for the attack. I hope Russia doesn't attack China, and then China relaliates and bomb us!

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5876Ytown(1255 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

One nuclear bomb can ruin your whole day.

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59dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

The problem with that statement is that the terrorists who didn't care about collateral damage to our civilians weren't from Iraq, they were Saudi. I don't have a problem sending a message, but send the message to the right people. Makes as much sense if we bombed Kenya for the attacks in Benghazi.

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60dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Got you. Thousands of innocent people and US troops killed, and billions spent. Costly message to send. I would have liked to have bombed Bin Laden himself for orchestrating the attacks, or Saudi Arabia, but our leadership had too many "relationships" with them. We should still bomb Kenya though, send a message to the whole continent of Africa! Kill em all!

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61dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Like I said, Saudi would have been fine. Bin Ladin didn't present himself for Obama either, but he managed to get the job done. Bush had the intelligence that he was in Tora Bora cornered, but he and Rumsfeld didn't choose to block off the Pakistan border, allowing him to slip away to orchestrate more terror. And I know in your heart Eivo, the day they killed him, you were sad. Not because he was dead, but because he was killed under Obama's order.

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62dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Okay, so Bin Laden wasn't that important in the war on terrorism? Of course not, because the wrong administration killed him. You appear to believe that Saddam Hussein's death was of more importance. I wonder why? Just wondering, did you lift your ban on flying the U.S. flag the day Bin Laden was killed, or did your hatred for Obama outweigh his death and you kept Old Glory packed away in the garage?

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63jojuggie(1306 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Picture worth $678 millions:


Michelle Obama's Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the no-bid contract to build the disastrous Obamacare website.

Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of '85, is senior vice president at Canadian company CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the so far costing $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at Healthcare.gov.
Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

Toni Townes, Pricenton '85, is a onetime policy analyst with the General Accounting Office and previously served in the Peace Corps

in Gabon, West Africa.

George Schindler, the president of the CGI Federal's Canadian parent CGI Group, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obamacare website contract.
________________________________________________

Soooooo...........
Let's see if we can

connect the dots here ...
1.) No American companies considered for building Obamacare's website;
2.) CGI Federal was chosen by God knows which criteria and hired;
3.) CGI Federal was given a NO BID contract worth $93 million;
4.) A top executive at CGI Federal was a Princeton classmate of Michelle Obama;
5.) Previous company's experience was building a gun registry for the Canadian government;
6.) CGI Group was fired by Canadian Government for overruns that cost Canada $100 million;
4.) CGI has continued its practice of overruns as the Obamacare enrollment website has gone from $98 million to costing U.S. tax payers $678 million, and it's still going up.
Does this bother anybody else besides me?

No virus found in this message.

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64dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

I got is, just have a knee jerk reaction and bomb somebody, anybody, it doesn't matter who. I am sure by bombing the wrong country, the world will really take us seriously when the US stands on the world platform and promotes peace. And sir, you fly your flag because you love your country, not because you don't like the president. Most unpatriotic and disrespectful thing I have heard from you. However. many brave men and women have fought and died to give you that right to be jag off, so you are free to do so. I will continue to display mine with pride.

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65jojuggie(1306 comments)posted 9 months ago

BRIDGEGATE............Media Frenzy

BENGHAZI FOUR DEAD.....What
difference does
it make

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66dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months ago

1. Because 85% of Americans don't know who he is, nor care about him.
2. Of course Christie is a bigger story, he is a POTUS candidate.
3. How do you know what the left wing extremist media covers when you repeatedly state that you never watch any news coverage other than Fox News? You are contradicting yourself.
4. One can easily use your theory by saying, the right wing media is just conjuring up stuff because Christie is behind in the polls now and they want to divert attention away from his scandal.

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67dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months ago

You don't have that theory? Didn't you say that the whole Christie scandal was conjured up because he was leading Hillary in the polls? I can go back in your statements if you would like!

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68dontbeafool(974 comments)posted 9 months ago

Of course Teabaggers are going to say that. Let it be determined in court. Was the Rep gov of Virginia framed too for accepting all of those "gifts"? His wife said they have massive debt, meanwhile he is preaching about how to spend responsibly in gov. Hypocrites.

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69YtownParent(331 comments)posted 9 months ago

Sorry, I don't see how D'Souza's films "hit the President between the eyes". I don't see how any rational person thinks his films "could shift an election" either. Mostly because Obama's poll rankings went up and he won by a larger margin. If anything his films helped win Obama the election. The far right wing & tea baggers still don't understand how their blind allegiance to anything said against an opponent, no matter how ludicrous or unfounded, just alienates more swing voters against themselves.

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70jojuggie(1306 comments)posted 9 months ago

EvidentlyYtown forgot about the Tea Party swing vote in the 2010 House election to the Repubs.

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71YtownParent(331 comments)posted 9 months ago

I freely admit my blind allegiance to mistrust of all partisanship, conservative, liberal or otherwise. I willingly accept that the old adage about all politicians is true to all politicians. If any of them are moving their lips, then they are lying.

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72IslandMike(757 comments)posted 9 months ago

The Super Bowl is in New Jersey this week and the Fat Man is going to be directing traffic. Christie lacks the class to be POTUS, but he's PERFECT for Jersey!

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