Posted by Steve Markowitz on March 31, 2014
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s political capital has taken a turn southward with the bridge-gate scandal. That scandal raises questions as to whether the governor was involved in tying up bridge traffic as payback to a political opponent. While the jury is out on Christie’s guilt or innocence, the smell of scandal has taken its toll. It remains to be seen whether the damage to Christie’s 2016 presidential run is terminal.
Irrespective of how the bridge-gate scandal plays out, or ones view of Christie’s political philosophies, it is refreshing to see some straight talk from a politician. In a New Jersey town hall meeting the governor was strongly challenged by an Obamacare supporter. His response was pure Christie, without apologies as included in the video below. Most politicians refuse to offer such straight talk for fear of losing the next election, i.e. their power.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on October 31, 2012
This week we heard New Jersey Governor Chris Christie offer some kudos to President Obama for his handling of the Hurricane Sandy issues in relation to New Jersey’s needs. Christie is rare bread in contemporary American politics. Why a staunch Romney supporter, he still offers his opponent credit when due.
Below are Christie comments from the previous week. They are just as honestly expressed by the Gov.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 2, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey on July 1 held a news conference concerning water main breaks affecting 22 municipalities. In advance, reporters were informed that the only questions that would be taken had to relate to the water issues. One reporter did not heed the ground rules and asked the Governor a question concerning an upcoming legislative session. To that the Governor responded in pure Christie saying: “Did I say on topic? Are you stupid? On topic, on topic. Next question,” posted in the video below.
Whether one is a Christie fan or not, he is at least brutally honest, something lacking in many politicians. It’s interesting how differently the mainstream media response to the Christie outburst to one by Barack Obama during a similar circumstance. It obviously relates to of the reporter’s politics.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on December 30, 2011
President Obama’s handling of the Country’s ballooning debt has been nothing short of incompetence. The President began addressing this crisis when on February 18, 2010, he signed an executive order creating the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. This bipartisan commission was headed by Republican Alan Simpson and Democrat Erskine Bowles and charged by the President with creating a plan to cut the nation’s ballooning.
A year ago, the Bowles-Simpson committee delivered their proposal to cut $4 trillion from the federal deficit. Instead of embracing the bipartisan position, Obama and the Congress, completely ignored the plan. In fact, these politicians then gave another gift to Americans with the “temporary” payroll tax deduction extension that will cost our children approximately $150 billion a year in additional debt. Add to that the two-year extension of the Bush tax cuts and total bill could reach $900 billion.
This past summer the Washington knuckleheads had the public battle over raising the national debt limit. Instead of addressing the issue of the ballooning deficit, the President and Congress once again kick the can down the road creating the Super Committee of six each senators and congressmen from both parties charged with coming up with spending cuts equaling just over $1 trillion, only one quarter of what the Bowles Simpson commission recommended. Not surprisingly, the Super Committee failed to reach agreement which may lead to automatic budget cuts without the Congress or President having to take responsibility for them.
This sad story proves once again that politicians know how to run up deficits, but have little ability to cut spending. It also shows the lack of Obama’s leadership skills.
Shortly after the Super Committee’s failure, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said of Obama’s failure of leadership in the video posted below: “What the hell are we paying you for?” This short video with Christie’s straight shooting words shows what true leadership looks like. It is unfortunate that Mr. Christie is not running for the presidency.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on September 11, 2010
Too often our politicians show a lack of courage, using political correct dribble to obfuscate issues. This is not the case with Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, a refreshing voice on politics.
Blog reader Jim Mahoney forwarded a You Tube video, posted below, that is a must view. In it he is attacked by a teacher’s union member in a town hall type meeting. Instead of the usual political double talk, Christie responds in plain English. How refreshing!
It would sure be nice if our politicians in Washington would be taken to school by the New Jersey governor. Second thoughts, Christie might consider a run for President.
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