Chris Christie

Bill O’Reilly asked Donald Trump why he respected President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia even though he is “a killer”. Trump replied, “You got a lot of killers. What, you think our country’s so innocent?”. We are in charted territory when the President draws a moral equivalence between the United States and Russia. A country where political opponents and independent journalists end up dead.

Even Republicans were outraged by the remarks. Or at least three of them were. Sens. Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, and Ben Sasse. Sasse has the credibility of being ‘never Trump’ through it all. Rubio has a habit of dissing Trump before eventually stroking his neck. And McConnell seems to be just saying the right thing with no bigger agenda in mind.

Add Liz Cheney. Darth Vader’s daughter thinks that Trump’s suggestion of ‘moral equivalence between Putin’s Russia and the United States of America is deeply troubling and wrong”.

Where are the other Republicans? Their patron saint, Ronald Reagan, called Russia an ‘Evil Empire’. But these flaccid actors choose to remain silent as his successor coos sweet nothings in a tyrant’s ear.

There is perhaps no more craven a politician than Chris Christie. Beaten, humiliated and dismissed by Trump, Christie has sprung to his abuser’s defense with the observation, “He respects Vladimir Putin because he believes that the leaders of countries deserve to get respect.” This mealy-mouthed absurdity was offered after a week in which Trump had treated the leaders of Mexico and Australia with contempt.  

Also selling his values – at least he got a payoff with the VP position – is Mike Pence. A year ago he tweeted, “Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional”. Now this man of flexible and convenient morality is a Trump TV defender.

When Judge James L. Robart ruled that the Muslim ban was unconstitutional Pence didn’t concur. In fact, when Trump called Robart “this so-called judge” in a tweet, Pence rushed to defend Trump – saying,“The President of the United States has every right to criticize the other two branches of government”. Sure he has the right. But he should sound like a President, not a belligerent drunk.

Hand-in-hand with the Muslim Ban is the Border Wall. It won’t be as advertised. Already the part about Mexicans paying for it has fallen by the wayside. Now it seems that the wall itself won’t be as solid as presented. In some places, a physical barrier will be replaced with a ‘virtual wall’. To clarify, in Trump speak ‘virtual’ is a synonym of ‘non-existent’.

Trump cannot let Judge Robart go. Here’s his latest tweet. “Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!” Sad.


Who Will Run Against Hillary In 2020?

October 20, 2016

In 2015, the Republicans were ecstatic about their slate of candidates. The Democrats, not so much. The Republicans were a diverse, vibrant group of up and comers, experienced politicians, business people, and a renowned surgeon. The Democrats were a widely disliked woman, a curmudgeon who wasn’t even a Democrat, an ex-governor nobody knew, another ex-Governor who had […]

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Trump’s Utopia: A Fact-Free Imaginary Eden.

September 28, 2016

Donald Trump is a second-rate human being – whose greatest talent is the ability to bring out the worst in the people who support him. His fan base is proudly ignorant and reflexively racist. They don’t think. They don’t need policies, logic or truth. They treat politics like a NASCAR race – boring except for the […]

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What the Republicans Should Do to Win the White House.

July 22, 2016

Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work, and then they get elected and prove it.” ― P.J. O’Rourke History shows that it is very hard for a party to hold onto the White House for three terms. It has only happened six times – last in 1988. The Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, is loaded […]

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What Happens to the GOP if Trump Wins the Nomination?

March 4, 2016

“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” ― Mark Twain The Republican party lies in moral and intellectual tatters. The rise of the bombast, Donald Trump, has sunk the party to such dark depths that even Ted Cruz seems a ray of reason. Can […]

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Really? – 2.26.16. – Christie Endorses Trump; Taxing Returns; Grade School Primaries; Twitter Abuse.

February 26, 2016

“Patronage is the sword and cannon by which war may be made on the liberty of the human race.” – John Tyler Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump. Now he’s picking out some sturdy furniture for the Attorney General’s office. ********************************************* Donald Trump floated the idea that the IRS audited his tax returns so often because he […]

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Really? – 2.10.16 – Delusional Ben; Carly & Chris Quit; Marco Marco Marco.

February 10, 2016

“I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy.” ― Richard Feynman. This is the saddest headline I’ve seen in a while: **************************************************** Let not his dismal performance in New Hampshire dissuade the good doctor. Ben Carson announces he’s still in it and likely to win South […]

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Really – 2.8.16 – Rubio Sweats Through a Debate; Should Women Vote for Women Regardless?; Cruz Contradicts Himself.

February 8, 2016

Claire Wellington: I asked myself, “Where would people never notice a town full of robots?” [gasps] “Connecticut.” – Stepford Wives Anyone interested in the 2016 election knows that Marco ‘bubble boy’ Rubio blew the last GOP debate. His fried-robot, Stepford-candidate, attack on Chris Christie was cringeworthy – both in its content and repetition. Less noticed in […]

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Political Droppings – 1.26.16. – Planned Parenthood Isn’t a Criminal; Republican Liars; Chris Christie’s Money For Nothing; More….

January 26, 2016

“Politics is show business for ugly people.” – Paul Begala In Harris County, Texas, a Grand Jury considered evidence that Planned Parenthood had committed crimes in its treatment of fetal tissue. It concluded that Planned Parenthood had not. However, the grand jurors did decide that the undercover, ‘gotcha’ videographers had, And passed down an indictment on […]

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