Call it posturing for a potential presidential run. Call it sticking up for the people he represents. Or call it a bit of both. The message is clear: Gov Chris Christie is no longer a mouth piece for the old guard of the Grand Old Party. Instead he’s attacking the party from within sounding much like many complaints Democrats have made of obstructionism among other things. Congress’ behavior with regard to Hurricane Sandy Funding is to say baffling in the least. Here is a sampling of his comments including a discussion afterward. If Mr. Christie gets any more angry, he may just sit on someone.
John Boehner’s downward spiral has been epic. Starting on day one he admitted his intentions to block legislation not for idealogical purposes but only to unseat Obama in the white house. And it’s starting to get to him. After Harry Reid slammed the speaker for running a house dictatorship ignoring the need to provide a secure financial footing for the country. House Republicans are being blamed more every day for fighting against the economic recovery just days after unemployment numbers indicate a 4 year low from when Obama first took office.
Boehner’s response was to tell Reid to “go fuck yourself” like a high school student. His plan is clear. We will fight anyone but us fixing the economy. If it means it’s us who are responsible for sabotaging that economy. So be it.
But it’s not only democrats attacking him. After Hurricane Sandy pushed Gov Chris Christie away from the party line of attacking democrats in favor of serving the people he swore to represent he echoed Reid’s comments regarding a much needed bill for relief from the Hurricane. Again, the culprit is John Boehner blocking legislation the house actually wants to pass and Christie is understandably angry. Instead of dealing with these issues Boehner has stuck his head in the sand refusing to return the Governor’s phone calls for reasons resembling a high school girl who’s angry at her friend for not hating the head cheerleader he hates.
Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former Chief Of Staff, apparently has something to say about the republican party. Since the ‘Southern Democrats’ defected to the republicans in response to Kennedy signing the civil rights act it’s been a poorly guarded secret where a large portion of GOP support has come from. But still a secret if listening to Republicans. Not anymore. Perhaps sensing the SS Romney sinking anyway it seems many moderates within the party are seeing it as an opportunity to pull the GOP back to the center and fight the shift present since the 2010 mid-term Tea Party semi-takeover. But that’s putting it mildly… Mr. Wilkerson… tell us what you really mean.
The full interview can be seen here:
When David Letterman came on the scene in the early 80’s everyone knew he had a sharp wit. Everyone also knew that he wore sneakers with a sport jacket and took almost nothing seriously. Fast forward to 2012. David Letterman still flashes his toothy smile and is often irreverent but he’s decidedly matured. This Bill O’Reilly interview never would have happened 30 years ago with a political discussion more suited for his former late night rival Tom Snyder. Dave is still funny though and uses humor to disarm a loud mouthed O’Reilly. Then follows it up with cutting political observations that seem far too intelligent for a late night comic to be making as he lampoons all that is FOX, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly.
Here at Political Pwnage we try hard, very hard, to be a non-partisan resource however it’s been difficult to keep a balanced offering. Liberals tend to be a tad more careful with their words and lack as many of the Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann types from their ranks who speak passionately first and think politically later. But as both parties start to ramp up their campaigns and the stakes continually rise cracks are starting to show. Some Democrats are so anxious to land a knockout blow they are willing to jeopardize their political credibility to do so. Enter Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Even though her point on Romney’s abortion position is valid she won’t own up to her factual distortion of the LA Times on the subject. Enter Anderson Cooper who has a point of his own about honesty and integrity.