Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Highway's Jammed by Right Wing Zeroes on a Fat Chance Power Trip

I've written quite a bit about New Jersey governor Chris Christie, aka the Hudson Harkonnen, America's cafone, and Phony Soprano. The latest Chris Christie news is a rapidly ballooning scandal, the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge by Christie Administration Port Authority apointees which caused major traffic snarls, seemingly to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, who didn't endorse him in his gubernatorial race. Predictably, Christie is blaming an underling for this d-baggery. Christie is just the sort of vindictive creep who'd place the lives of ordinary people at risk (the lane closures have been implicated in the death of a woman due to a delay in the arrival of medical help) to "punish" an "enemy".

To tell the truth, Christie's handling of Port Authority matters has been awful from the beginning of his tenure as governor, when he put the kibosh on a Hudson River rail crossing that would have been funded by the federal government. Even when he's not motivated by spite, the guy is an utter disaster.

I wonder if, had Christie's incompetent-at-best and depraved-at-worst Port Authority hires been exposed in November, the jerk would have won the gubernatorial election. By making people's commutes longer and more tedious, his administration hit people "where they live". I don't believe that even the most rabid GOPer would countenance a policy which directly harmed him... not only "those people" were affected by these traffic snarls.

Got buyers' remorse, Jerseyites?


Cross posted at Rumproast.

6 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

the Hudson Harkonnen

Excellent!
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Jim H. said...

Great pull of the "Boss" quote. Last chance power drive, broken hero, highway's jammed.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Excellent!

HANX!

Great pull of the "Boss" quote. Last chance power drive, broken hero, highway's jammed.

"Boss" quote?

Just kidding, one of my favorite scenes in The Sopranos had Silvio asking Christopher why he was late for a meeting in the sticks, and Christopher used that line. Awesome!

paleotectonics said...

I don't believe that even the most rabid GOPer would countenance a policy which directly harmed him...

Sorry bud, I think you are wrong here.

The most rabid GOP'er would allow himself to be strip-searched and ultrasounded, his pension used to fund tax breaks, his children doing unpaid mine work...
if it meant someone else, preferably female, of a minority group, or non-christian, have it worse.

mikey said...

Two things have struck me regarding Bridgeghazi. First, what the hell did they expect the DEMOCRATIC mayor of Ft. Lee to do? Of COURSE he didn't endorse Christie - that would not seem to be such a shocking betrayal to me.

And second, weaponized traffic? SRSLY? If somebody tried to do that in the Bay Area, he'd be sorely frustrated when nobody even fucking NOTICED!!!

Another Kiwi said...

Nice work on the Bruce title old bean. Bridgeghazi is really a grade A example of vinegar and piss politics.