Black People Politics : Chris Christie & The GWB Scandal

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  1. Gracious

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    Greetings Family,

    Everybody's talkin' or at least has heard about this ... but just in case, here's the long & short of it & "why" we should care:
    Chris Christie's Bridge Scandal, Explained

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    New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieFuture-Image/ZUMA
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/01/chris-christie-bridge-traffic-jam-emails


    Why should we care?
    We as a Peoples & as a local/national community "should" care about this scandal because it is indicative (a picture-perfect-postcard example) of absolute power corruption ... ABSOLUTELY!!!​
    This saga (like many) started because of ego & political greed, has more than likely costed New Jersey tax payers millions ... AND for what??? AND ... to me ... is a sad example of many who lead us!!!​
    Please let me know your thoughts:)
     
  2. Kemetstry

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    This stink will stick, because he dogged the media about it. lmao





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  3. Gracious

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    Could be Kem...could be. And I think that that's why the media can't stand him!

    Ya know, what got me was, in his press conference yesterday ... over & again, talkin' 'bout how "sad & innocent" he said he was (about the ahhh ... deeds of his "inner circle") ? And then, how he all of a sudden found it necessary to go to the Fort Lee Mayor & ummm ... make amends? Make amends ... now??? This scandal happened waaaay back in September. What took sooo long?
     
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    Are Chris Christie's problems getting worse? (+video)


    Chris Christie faces a widening probe involving more close aides, more questions, and more scandals. And it's not just the press and New Jersey lawmakers in the investigation, it's also the feds.

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    But today’s a new dawn and for Governor Christie, the woods remain dark and deep, to mix a few metaphors. Bridgegate is not going away. Many questions remain, and top New Jersey Democrats have vowed to continue issuing subpoenas in an attempt to get answers. Christie’s troubles may be at their beginning, not their end.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Dec...Chris-Christie-s-problems-getting-worse-video
     
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    impeach a fool…….
     
  6. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Politics,



    Fallon and Springsteen Roast Chris Christie
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    Tuesday on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Jimmy and Bruce Springsteen performed another one of their classic musical duets. This time, it was a parody of "Born to Run" that made fun of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's recent New Jersey bridge traffic scandal. Decked out in matching 80's-era Bruce attire, the two of them really went to town on the Governor – which must have been pretty hard for Christie to watch, considering he's a giant Bruce Springsteen fan, literally and figuratively!

    suggested reading and video viewing:

    http://tv.yahoo.com/nighttime/fallon-springsteen-roast-chris-christie-091211636.html
     
  7. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    New Jersey mayor accuses Christie of strong-arming

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    New York (AFP) - Republican Chris Christie, embroiled in a scandal over manufactured traffic jams in New Jersey, faced additional accusations Sunday of political strong arming that have sullied his image as a presidential contender.

    The Democratic mayor of the Hoboken, New Jersey, Dawn Zimmer, accused the Republican governor of threatening to withhold money for Hurricane Sandy relief from her Democratic stronghold city unless she approved a redevelopment plan which he supported.

    http://news.yahoo.com/jersey-mayor-accuses-christie-strong-arming-181343805.html [​IMG]
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (C) and Mayor Dawn Zimmer (R) of Hoboken during a joint press con …
     
  8. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Politics,



    Olympic Icon Carl Lewis Offers Unique Political Perspective On Chris Christie


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    Shortly before Carl Lewis officially entered the 2011 state Senate election for New Jersey's 8th legislative district -- a Republican stronghold located in Philadelphia's outer suburbs -- Gov. Chris Christie caught wind of the decision.
    The Republican governor of New Jersey then called Lewis, a Democrat and nine-time gold-medal-winning Olympian in April of 2011.
    "I'm going to come after you," said Christie, according to Lewis.
    The Christie administration said that a phone conversation took place but has denied that the governor tried to dissuade Lewis from running.

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    Despite butting heads later on, when Lewis and Christie first met at that Hall of Fame induction, they struck up a cordial relationship. It eventually led to serious discussions about a plan where they would consolidate the physical education programs of New Jersey schools, and the former Olympian would help run it.
    Once Lewis entered the state Senate race, those plans were squashed. Eventually so was Lewis' candidacy.
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    "Mr. Lewis was disqualified -- by every court, state and federal, which he petitioned,” said Michael Drewniak, Christie's press secretary via email to ThePostGame.

    http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/men-action/201401/carl-lewis-chris-christie-new-jersey-politics
     
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    I hate to admit it but I used to think Christie was rough around the edges, but had the tenacity to govern righteously when its more expedient to bow to the winds of the political environment. This scandal has demonstrated to me that his tenacity is a tool of dirty deals and political scheming. This dude is nothing more than another Boss Hogg
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    :10900:was that a pun?
     
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