The Christie-Obama alliance

That under no circumstances would I ever support Chris Christie for President was resolved for me the moment he actively subverted Mitt Romney’s own presidential run in the last week of the 2012 campaign. If Romney won, Christie could not run in 2016. Therefore he did everything he could to ensure a Romney loss, with the effort made to make Obama look like a man of action in the midst of “Superstorm Sandy” the crowning moment. Were it not for the storm, Romney would have won. Were it not for Christie, Romney might still have won. But irrespective of whether or not it made a difference, that Christie did what he did has made him poison for me, aside from the fact that he is a leftist clown.

So now he is at it again, trying to knock off Scott Walker in Wisconsin. Think of this:

The RGA, chaired by Gov. Christie (R-N.J.), has been under pressure in recent days to do more to help Walker, a tea party favorite who rocketed to political stardom after he curbed bargaining rights for most public workers in his state. The Weekly Standard reported Thursday that there were brewing suspicions on the right that Christie, as RGA chairman, has been “undercutting” Walker, his potential rival for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

Just showing form, merely form, expect nothing else, this is how he is. That no one ties it to Romney makes me think Christie is the one the established Republican Party wants. But here Obama seems to be on exactly the same side as they both seem to have the same agenda. OBAMA GOES TO WISCONSIN IN BID TO OUST GOV. WALKER.

President Barack Obama is making a rare appearance on the campaign trail just one week before Election Day in an effort to help a Democratic challenger oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office.

I would think that Obama is poison but he will do what he can. Also disgusting but normal politics. You would just think that just maybe the Republicans would understand that Walker is a potentially more formidable opponent than Christie given the efforts they are making to push him out. Politics in the US is just too hard for us outsiders since it is impossible to follow the money or whatever else it is that counts.

It’s not resentment, it’s disgust

With the political demise of the repulsive Chris Christie, the Republican establishment is in shock and denial. Their golden boy, the one they were grooming to take on Hillary, is now fading into the pack. First there is this about how Christie has leapt from the George Washington Bridge:

The pleasure Mitt Romney loyalists are taking in the struggles of Chris Christie.

The condition is prevalent, stemming from a range of perceived Christie slights towards Romney during the 2012 campaign, which several Romney loyalists ticked off quickly — and with still-evident bitterness.

There was the New Jersey governor’s barring Romney from raising money in the Garden State, his unwillingness to answer vice presidential vetting questions and his highly autobiographical convention keynote speech. Most of all, though, Romney allies remain resentful of Christie’s embrace of President Barack Obama as the two worked together on Superstorm Sandy relief in the waning days of the campaign, which Romney backers believe boosted Obama’s bipartisan bona fides and cost Romney valuable swing votes.

The right word is not “resentful’. The right word is disgust. The only description of what Christie did in the last week of the presidential campaign in 2012 is to say that he double-crossed Romney. He so comprehensively put his own ambitions ahead of every other consideration that he felt no compunction about doing what he could to sink Romney’s campaign so that he could run four years later himself. Anyone who thinks four more years of Obama was preferable to four years of Mitt Romney is such a brainless clown that it is unimaginable for me that I would ever support Christie for president. I am now closer to thinking along just these lines:

The “Republican Party establishment’s chosen champion for 2016 is in the cross hairs of the liberal media,” influential Iowa talk radio host Steve Deace said. “You can’t take out the Democrats until you take out the Republican establishment.”

He added, “I’ve never been happier to watch the liberal news media tear down a Republican because he’s one of their own.”

Romney was not one of their own but they had to wear him because he was so much superior to anyone else as his performance in the primaries showed. That Christie is all they can think of even now shows what an empty cupboard the Republicans now have at the national level. Which is why this story at Hot Air is less ridiculous than you might think:

In interviews with more than a dozen party officials, fundraisers, and strategists in New York and Washington over the past 10 days, Republicans described a palpable sense of anxiety gripping the GOP establishment in the wake of Christie’s meltdown, and an emerging consensus that the once promising cast of candidates they were counting on to save the GOP from the Tea Party — and the nation from Hillary Clinton — is looking less formidable by the week…

“There are definitely people jumping ship,” the operative said, noting that confidence in Christie’s electability has dropped off sharply among the donors he’s heard from…

In fact, it’s gotten so bad, the operative said, that some donors have started looking back fondly on the good old days of 2012: “You know what a lot of them say to me? I think we need Mitt back.”

Well Mitt’s not coming back, not least because his wife has said that Mitt is not coming back. And it’s anyway too late, especially if those who run the Republican Party think it needs saving from the Tea Party. The US is rapidly sinking into an impotent backwater and who’s going to save them now: Hillary Clinton with her husband calling the shots or Jeb Bush continuing another dynasty on the other side? And given how idiotic American politics now seems, what’s to say it won’t be Michelle that will give us the third Obama administration and maybe even a fourth.

The downing of Chris Christie

Chris Christie looks doomed as the next Republican nominee for President and good riddance. His embrace of Obama in the last week of the election during “Superstorm Sandy” was calculated to assist Obama because Christie wanted to run for President himself in 2016 and with Mitt Romney in the White House that would not have been possible. A completely unprincipled scum.

His massive defects are now coming out anyway, probably sooner than the media would have liked since they would have backed him right into the nomination before they shifted to Hillary or whoever the Democrats decide to run. Now Christie is gone because of a scandal that really is a scandal – nothing like the fifty others that ought to overwhelm Obama but Christie is, nevertheless, a Republican so it’s fair go.

The main image at Drudge this morning:

chris christie

And above that, these are the subheadlines:

His Future at Stake, Christie Addresses Bridge Scandal…
107-Minutes-Long Press Conference…
Meticulously Crafted Image Imperiled…
‘I am not a bully’…
Top Staff Sought to Disrupt Traffic as Revenge…
Emails Tie Top Aide to Lane Closings, Despite Denials…
Lawmaker calls for fed probe…
Former Port Authority Official Pleads Fifth…
ABCNEWS: PHOTO, CHRISTIE WITH THE MAYOR…
Asks Gov Not to Visit…
FLASHBACK: Christie Ignores Driver Rage Over 4-Hour Traffic Delays…
Unconscious woman waiting for EMS, later died…
‘Awful’…
FOURNIER: How He Saves His Career…
Boehner: Remains Presidential Contender…
Lawsuit filed against Christie, others…

So be off with you, you duplicitous lout. Now we can concentrate on the real thing, like nice Mr Rand Paul and that lovely Canadian, Ted Cruz.

The media’s favourite Republican

This post is about Chris Christie but let me start with these items from Drudge:

‘THIS IS A VERY, VERY BAD DEAL’…
Furious Israel confronts USA…
Obama secretly lifted Iran sanctions months ago…
IRAN: Will Not Give Up Right to Enrich Uranium…
Israel abandoned…
‘Deal of the century’…

And then this:

OCT. UNEMPLOYMENT: 7.3%…
+204,000 JOBS
720,000 Americans leave work force…
Record low for women…

And then across the top of the page there’s this:

GALLUP: UNINSURED REJECT OBAMACARE

Everything related to the United States is falling apart and for much of this disintegration the problem is the American president. The 2008 presidential election was pivotal but the damage could still have been contained. 2012 was the disaster and it is a disaster for which there is little evidence that it can be or will be contained.

The US did not elect Mitt Romney and while the look at the electoral college might make you think it was a runaway, it was a very close election. Pivotal in that last week was “Superstorm Sandy” during which a number of events occurred, the most significant one being the over-the-top support given to Barack Obama by Chris Christie in that crucial last week of the election. Let me take you back to this which is a quote taken from an article I did in Quadrant on the US election:

A week before the election, the in-the-tank-for-Obama MSM was deeply worried that Romney was going to beat their guy, so they played up Superstorm Sandy and the game-changing effect it was having on the election for all it was worth … the MSM would prefer that Americans forget that a freak storm probably averted an Obama loss. Obviously, such a loss would entirely pre-empt ‘Operation Demoralize’, and the only thing the MSM enjoys more than helping elect Democrats is predicting doom and despair for Republicans.

‘Operation Demoralize’ completely falls apart if one considers just how close the margin of victory was for Obama in the four swing states that decided the election, and how Superstorm Sandy almost certainly moved enough votes from Romney to Obama to provide the election victory. In Florida, with nearly 8.3 million ballots cast, the margin of victory was a mere 52,000 votes. Because this US presidential election was a two-person race, a takeaway by one candidate from another represents a two-vote swing. Accordingly, if somewhere in the order of 26,000 Floridians, out of 8.3 million, decided that they were changing their vote from Romney to Obama based on his supposed ‘heckuva job’ in relation to the storm response, those voters alone decided Florida’s 29 electoral votes. Given the AP exit poll and its 42% figure for those who claimed the storm influenced their decision to vote for Obama, it’s safe to say that Superstorm Sandy threw far more than 26,000 voters into Obama’s column and out of Romney’s.

The same argument can be made in Ohio. 5.3 million votes cast, margin of victory: 103,000. If the storm flipped about 52,000 votes or more from Romney to Obama, then no storm meant Ohio would have been a Romney win on election day.

In Virginia, 3.7 million votes cast, margin of victory: 107,000. If the storm influenced 54,000 voters or more to abandon Romney for Obama, the storm was decisive in converting a Romney win in Virginia to an Obama win.

In Colorado, nearly 2.4 million votes cast, margin of victory: 113,000. If 57,000 voters or more moved from the Romney camp to the Obama camp based on the storm, then Obama doesn’t win the state if the storm never happens.

A Romney win in these four states would have given him the election.

With this in mind, here is a quote from a contemporary account dated 30 October 2012:

Christie told news outlets that the president’s response had been ‘outstanding,’ said that coordinating with the administration had been ‘wonderful,’ and remarked that ‘the president has been all over this and he deserves great credit.’ He even told Fox News the president had done a ‘great job for New Jersey’ while staying above the fray about politics: ‘I’ve got a job to do here in New Jersey that’s much bigger than presidential politics, and I could care less about any of that stuff. I have a job to do. I’ve got 2.4 million people out of power. I’ve got devastation on the Shore. I’ve got floods in the northern part of my state. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don’t know me.’

I do know Christie and he does give a damn about presidential politics. If Romney had won in 2012 he could not run in 2016. You can argue about whether Sandy or Christie made the difference but you can’t argue about which candidate Christie’s words and deeds were of assistance to.

The media’s favourite Republican. Is there anything else you need to know?