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When will Chris Christie do a "Palin?"

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Okay, I've posted this as "intellectual" so Fox News viewers can tune out. Chris Christie will not finish his term as governor! The question is: "will he be removed from office kicking, or will he resign at the "appropriate" time and say it's for the good of New Jersey because media types are dragging the good name of New Jersey into the mud?" I think the latter. So when?

    I think this year if he wants to make a move before the evidence and questioning by legal types becomes too overwhelming. The real turning point, however, will be when his sugar daddies no longer think he has the power. They will drop him.

    That's my prediction and for all you naysayers and others that want to believe (cognitive dissonance again) Chris Christie's bully denials and claims of innocence, well save this post and wave it in Schmidt's face on December 31st. I will eat humble pie...not likely. Ha. Got that?

    Does anyone think he will last longer?

    Christie and Palin are cut from the same cloth. They only think of themselves. And that requires Christie to resign before it's too late.
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    Schmidt Wrote: Okay, I've posted this as "intellectual" so Fox News viewers can tune out. Chris Christie will not finish his term as governor! The question is: "will he be removed from office kicking, or will he resign at the "appropriate" time and say it's for the good of New Jersey because media types are dragging the good name of New Jersey into the mud?" I think the latter. So when?

    I think this year if he wants to make a move before the evidence and questioning by legal types becomes too overwhelming. The real turning point, however, will be when his sugar daddies no longer think he has the power. They will drop him.

    That's my prediction and for all you naysayers and others that want to believe (cognitive dissonance again) Chris Christie's bully denials and claims of innocence, well save this post and wave it in Schmidt's face on December 31st. I will eat humble pie...not likely. Ha. Got that?

    Does anyone think he will last longer?

    Christie and Palin are cut from the same cloth. They only think of themselves. And that requires Christie to resign before it's too late.
    That's a bold prediction.

    The clock is ticking and we shall see.
  • Democrat
    Missouri
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    I'm in for that. Christie's goose is cooking on high heat. The Bridge-Gate is just the tip of the avalanche coming to crash down on his world. He's avoiding the discussions on illegal campaign funding use and other funds misappropriated. No wonder Hillary is back in the media.....she's smiling big now.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    I'm afraid I have more faith in CC as a survivor than the citizens of NJ that put him in office in the first place!

    I hope I'm wrong but my astrologer told me so in a "vision" last night - let us all pray ;(
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    pr Wrote: I'm afraid I have more faith in CC as a survivor than the citizens of NJ that put him in office in the first place!

    I hope I'm wrong but my astrologer told me so in a "vision" last night - let us all pray ;(
    Yeah, one thing all these Repubs did not get any poorer, regardless of their "political circus" shows; so guess who looses? (us as voters)
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    New Jersey, like many other states, has been governed by a culture of corruption, where favors are traded and those not playing the game find themselves marginalized. It was that way before Christie took office, and both Republicans and Democrats play the game. I've heard the term "Democratic Party power brokers" often used by some of the media in describing the politics of this blue state with a red governor. Many pundits make the comparison to Illinois and former Governor Blagojevich's corruption in seeking favors. In Blagojevich's infamous words recorded by the FBI wiretapping:

    "I've got this thing, and it's fucking golden. I'm just not giving it up for fucking nothing."

    Blagojevich was of course referring to what he would get in return for filling former Senator Barack Obama's Senate seat. But it was not the only thing Blagojevich did. Investigations revealed the whole political corrupt culture in Illinois, and it should be noted that Blagojevich was not the first governor to land in prison. In fact four of Illinois's last seven governors were convicted of crimes and imprisoned.

    Chris Christie's bully persona has fit in well with New Jersey's long history of a "culture of corruption." Christie didn't create it, but he thrived in it. And he pushed it to new limits that went beyond just trading political favors in backroom deals. Christie demanded more...absolute loyalty, and for those that did not play his game, retribution was expected. In the stupid pettiness of the bridge scandal he has opened up that state to immense scrutiny of the everyday life of corruption in New Jersey, and ultimately it might not be the bridge closure itself that does him in, but rather the way he took the federal money for Hurricane Sandy relief and used it for political gain. He just may as well have been using Blagojevich's words:

    "I've got this thing, and it's fucking golden. I'm just not giving it up for fucking nothing."

    The feds investigated Blagojevich and sent him to prison. Similarly, if Christie gets past the New Jersey legislative investigations by calling in chips, he will not get by the federal investigation for the misuse of Sandy relief money. He has no friends in Washington.
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    The news today said subpoenas have been given to 20 individuals regarding this case. Christy did not get one.