Friday, January 10, 2014

"Traffic Armageddon"

So help me, that's what some news guy on ABC radio called the big traffic jam in New Jersey.

Look, I'm not a fan of Chris Christie, but, in the grand scheme of things, "Bridgegate" doesn't hold a candle to a few Democrat scandals I could name.


Larry Sheldon said...


Alinsky-Cloward-Piven-Ayers at work

bruce said...

He's getting the Tony Abbott treatment.

Mass education was supposed to raise people's receptiveness, and mass media supposed to broaden available information. Fail?

Jonah said...

Youtube "Orange Barrels Song"

rinardman said...

As Rush often points out, the Democrats don't have "scandals", they're "resume enhancements".

Anonymous said...

I don't have much sympathy for Christie, but it could be good political entertainment to see if he can claw his way back into the good graces of the media and the public at large. But, will he have learned anything?

Christie was the Republican media darling until he wasn't. McCain was set up the same way. Both have egos that don't allow them to see when they're being led down the primrose path. Establishment Republicans are v e r y slow learners.

Currying the media and the Washington elite didn't get you very far, did it Governor?

Anonymous said...

Deborah .... The term "traffic Armageddon" was used in Los Angeles last year when a part of a major freeway (405) was closed for construction. The closure, which was for a short time, meant people had to find alternate routes travelling between the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles proper. Traffic Armageddon constituted the reporting with special graphics, on-scene reports, and eye-in-the-sky reports. Los Angeles excells in obnoxious, tedious, and boring. But then it is home to Hollywood.

Regarding the New Jersey "Armageddon". The media is giving more proof of where their allegiance lies, and the talking points stem from. No hint is needed. It isn't journalism.

Christie should have known he couldn't pull this off. His continual lies pull the wool off of the eyes of more people as he digs. That's okay with me.

Steve Skubinna said...

This is a novel concept, that a chief executive is responsible for the actions of his staff.

I wonder if it has any larger applications? I mean, outside the context of Republican governors?

Steve Skubinna said...

Here's another question: did Christie ever "joke" about using traffic control to punish his political opponents?

RebeccaH said...

Too bad for Christie that he didn't turn Democrat when he was buddying up with Obama. If he'd done that, this Bridgegate thing would disappear like dandelion seeds on the wind ... if it ever got mentioned at all.

bruce said...

Just saw a pic of Christie titled '5 modern Machiavellis'. Please! Compared to the great political machiavellian operators of our time:-

1/ Bill Clinton
2/ Hillary Clinton
3/ Barack Obama
4/ Valerie Jarrett

5/ Christie? No sorry, no comparison.

Mojo said...

Oh the huge manatee!

Anonymous said...

Deborah .... Good one, Mojo! Thanks for the laughs!