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Mon Feb 10, 2014, 11:58 AM

Chris Christie update: Joe Scarborough’s betrayal


Also: N.J.'s biggest paper revokes its endorsement and the mayor of Fort Lee changes his story

ELIAS ISQUITH


The start of the Winter Olympics has been roundly greeted with enthusiasm (at least by everyone who isn’t actually in Sochi) but it’s unlikely that many people were as happy to see the quadrennial event begin as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. The games in Russia came at an especially good time for Christie, too: This past weekend saw yet more bad news for the embattled Republican. Here’s what you should know:

The New Jersey Star-Ledger, the Garden State’s biggest newspaper, wrote a column apologizing for endorsing Christie’s 2013 reelection bid. Penned by editorial page chief Tom Moran, the piece, while referring to the Christie endorsement, is unequivocal: “e blew this one,” Moran writes. The article goes on to describe Christie as a “creep,” but warns that liberals shouldn’t rejoice too much in the governor’s fall, because his rivals for the GOP nomination in 2016 are even worse.

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Meanwhile, Christie’s best friend in the media, former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough, is now urging the governor to resign as head of the Republican Governor’s Association. Scarborough is no doubt reacting to the continuing pattern of nominal Christie allies staying far away from him when he shows up in their states to fundraise. Republican Bill Brady, a gubernatorial candidate in Illinois, has been the lone exception.

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A rally demanding Christie resign is being held on Tuesday by two anti-Christie groups. They’ve invited those who were stuck on the George Washington Bridge due to the traffic snarl engineered by Christie allies to join them.

Full article
http://www.salon.com/2014/02/10/chris_christie_update_joe_scarboroughs_betrayal/

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Reply Chris Christie update: Joe Scarborough’s betrayal (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2014 OP
spanone Feb 2014 #1
Tarheel_Dem Feb 2014 #2
Politicalboi Feb 2014 #3
Gidney N Cloyd Feb 2014 #4
montanacowboy Feb 2014 #5
usafvet65 Feb 2014 #7
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2014 #9
malaise Feb 2014 #11
CTyankee Feb 2014 #14
malaise Feb 2014 #15
Walk away Feb 2014 #6
calimary Feb 2014 #10
ReRe Feb 2014 #8
Pretzel_Warrior Feb 2014 #12
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2014 #13

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 12:01 PM

1. k&r...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 12:13 PM

2. K&R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 12:14 PM

3. LOL!

Yes bring those that were stuck in traffic. Someone owes them for their time and gas.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 12:14 PM

4. Seemed like Joe was dialing down his support for Christie yet another notch this morning.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 12:25 PM

5. Joe wants to run in 2016

how anyone can watch his show - need to have a strong stomach

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 01:54 PM

7. Good luck "Coffee Joe" .....

Anyone that has watched the morning show and would consider voting for Joey has to be stupid. He is a hateful loud mouth who bullies those who sit at the morning table. If he thinks Bill Clinton will have a problem with Monica he is deluding himself. Seems to me he still hasn't answered all the questions about the dead women found in HIS office.

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 02:06 PM

9. If he does...

the dead intern thing will come back.

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 02:45 PM

11. No he's been touting Scott Walker

for some time

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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 03:04 PM

14. Looks like Walker is getting some problems of his own...

poor Joe, he'll be down yet another republican politician he likes!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 03:07 PM

15. Sweeter than the best chocolates on earth

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 01:12 PM

6. I hope the RGA can't figure out how to get rid of Christie!

I would love to see their empty coffers at the end of the year and lots of broke gubernatorial candidates scattered across the country.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 02:40 PM

10. I'm sure the koch brothers will step up. Unfortunately.

The only consolation I find in that is - this would be money they weren't planning or expecting to spend. And the more of that they have to shell out - the less they'll have, to spread around elsewhere. They'll have to hit up all those mega-donors and bundlers they meet with at those secret meeting in Palm Springs or wherever it might be - and THOSE folks, in turn, will ALSO have to ante up more than they expected. Granted, most of 'em have money to burn. But not everyone does. And farther down the food chain, the tea baggers with lesser bank accounts, will be forced to pick and choose more frequently.

I always applaud unexpected expenses hitting the other side. Divide (their money) and conquer!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 02:00 PM

8. The GWBridge Rally on Tuesday...

... that is rich. Really, when is Christie just going to resign? I predicted he'd do it two weeks ago. Guess he's chosen to stay on till the bitter end, like when he's frog-marched out of the State House and crammed into the back of a State Police cruiser. They might need a paddie wagon to accommodate him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 02:48 PM

12. wow. I knew this story had legs, but had no idea how thoroughly

 

Christie would be exposed by this. not only byebye GOP nom...maybe byebye NJ governor's mansion!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 02:51 PM

13. "rivals for the GOP nomination in 2016 are even worse."

And OF COURSE the Republicans are going to be in power in 2016 because it doesn't MATTER who they run.

It's their TURN.

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