Christie In the Toilet

The big Christie news today:

The drama began Tuesday afternoon as RNC officials led campaigns on a walk-through of the debate site. After touring the stage, candidates got a peek at what their greenrooms looked like.

Trump was granted a spacious room, complete with plush chairs and a flat-screen TV. Marco Rubio got a theater-type room, packed with leather seats for him and his team of aides. Carly Fiorina’s room had a Jacuzzi.

Then there was Chris Christie, whose small space was dominated by a toilet. So was Rand Paul’s.

….

“This is ridiculous,” fumed Christie’s campaign manager, Ken McKay. “We’re in a restroom.”

The two most disturbing aspects:

  1. That this IS the big news.  Most arenas would not be equipped with ten spacious greenrooms anyway and at this point in the election cycle debate venues should only need to cater to the top five prima donnas, at the most.   Hasn’t four years of free media time gotten Christie’s message out there to that 1% who bought it?
  2. Back in New Jersey we have people who would be thankful for a room with a toilet but their protests go unheeded:

In the gleaming marble plaza of War Memorial Park in Trenton, where a bronze statue of Victory leans toward the Statehouse, another memorial went up Tuesday to woefully mark the third anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.

This one was made of wood slats and boards from a few houses wrecked by the storm that made landfall at the Jersey Shore Oct. 29, 2012. On the display were pictures and paper baggage tags that spoke of all else that was lost.

….

To bring attention to the fact that so many people remain out of their primary homes, several grassroots groups organized a three-day camp-out at the park. By mid-day Tuesday about a dozen members of the New Jersey Organizing Project were there with back packs and sleeping bags, prepared to hunker down for what would be a breezy, chilly afternoon, a cold night, and expected high winds and heavy rains Wednesday.

33 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Anonymous on October 28, 2015 at 10:34 am

    I thought the Gov was looking a little flush – LOL!

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  2. Posted by Anonymous on October 28, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Walmart just rolled back their prices on scrubbing bubbles and McDonalds offers an adult version children’s meal so no worries Gov we got you covered.

    Honestly this is a person that is calling for fair and equal. Look in the mirror Gov, if you like what you see go get your eyes checked.

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  3. Posted by S Moderation Douglas on October 28, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Got a problem with EQUAL?

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  4. Posted by Anonymous on October 28, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Rumor has it Christie’s going to imitate Boehner and cry over his green room downgrade tonight!

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  5. Posted by MJ on October 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    In the toilet is where he belongs. How appropriate! Hopefully after the debate he will be flushed away and get back to NJ to acutally govern and do what he is paid to do.

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    • Posted by Tough Love on October 28, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      Not likely that he can get the needed and VERY material STRUCTURAL pension & benefit reforms in place with a Democratic (PUBLIC Sector Union bought-off) Legislature refusing to budge.

      It’s the workers that will pay a big price for the stupidity.

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      • Posted by ~The Resident Nutcase on October 28, 2015 at 6:02 pm

        Lol!!! Oh TL…. You are priceless. Lmfao!!!!

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        • Posted by Tough Love on October 28, 2015 at 6:58 pm

          Can’t handle the truth ?

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          • Posted by Anonymous on October 28, 2015 at 7:41 pm

            Wouldn’t know from reading your BS!!!

          • Posted by ~The Resident Nutcase on October 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm

            No. I can….
            It’s just…… At this point….
            I just laugh at all your posts.
            They’ve lost any usefulness and just appear like a failed attempt……
            kinda like your sinking governor is doing. It’s funny. But we allow that to happen….costing the taxpayers…. But hypocritical as it may be… We are ok with it.
            But by all means…..
            Go on…..

          • Posted by ~The Resident Nutcase on October 28, 2015 at 8:01 pm

            Like SMD says…..
            We have met the enemy….
            And he is us!!!!

          • Posted by Tough Love on October 28, 2015 at 8:15 pm

            Just read you’re last 3 comments (just above)………..

            As usual, I can’t find ANY “substance” in any of them.

      • Posted by Anonymous on October 28, 2015 at 7:12 pm

        Most stakeholders, whether willing to admit it or not, realize we’ve reached critical mass. Christie’s shooting star has burned out and Republicans will not stand by him until the bitter end. A deal will get done in the next 18 months, significantly south of current P&B but north of the Commission’s recommendations. Not wishful thinking, just my gut opinion.

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        • Posted by ~The Resident Nutcase on October 28, 2015 at 7:55 pm

          I’d tend to agree,although it’s wrong to do to these workers,
          But it will be after 18 months. Christie holds no juice in NJ. He’s done here and there will be no legislation passed concerning the P&B.

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          • Posted by ~The Resident Nutcase on October 28, 2015 at 7:56 pm

            I’ll add…the next governor will have a signed deal in his pocket before he makes his inaugural speech.

          • Posted by ~The Resident Nutcase on October 28, 2015 at 7:56 pm

            But it will be far from what the likes of TL and her couple of minions wish for. That’s a fact.

          • Posted by Tough Love on October 28, 2015 at 8:20 pm

            Likely true, aka more “kicking-the-can-down-the-road”………

            Meaning a GROWING burden of unfunded liabilities and a GREATER fall in the future. It’s too bad that the newest, youngest, lowest service workers will be taking an even BIGGER hit because of the insatiable greed of those that came before them.

        • Posted by denis B on October 29, 2015 at 9:56 am

          Collectively, we have our own heads so far up our own asses about shit like 401k’s, shacks, social media, and video games, we are incapable of even sensing the urgency of the times we face. We’ve loooong since forgotten how to raise hell en masse to exert the power that is uniquely ours. All we care about is…ourselves.

          That proverbial One Square Foot around ME.
          We all worry, yes.
          Be we DO precious little.
          If we’d listened to the few 30 years ago about what was going to happen to our future, and really gave a damn, and rose all hell to stop it, we well might not find ourselves where we are now.But here we are like it or not .

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  6. Posted by Pauline Walnuts on October 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    At 1% do you even deserve a toilet?

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  7. Posted by Anonymous on October 28, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    TL so damn boring, same old crap, anything new, NOPE

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  8. Posted by Mikee on October 28, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    I’m watching the Repub debate tonight. Christie, in a supreme moment of unintentional self-parody, went off on a riff about how the federal government stole SS money and spent it on other things rather than put it into the SS Trust Fund.

    So far no one has bothered to point this two-faced nonsense out to him. The debate format makes criticizing this easy target a poor tactical move, since then CC would have anouther 30 seconds to reply.

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    • If I get the video this would be the next blog on the problem with the questioners.

      Ted Cruz pointed up the first problem about the gotcha questions on fluff issues but the more important shortfall is that I don’t think the questioners understand enough to call out Christie’s hypocrisy.

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      • Posted by Anonymous on October 28, 2015 at 10:22 pm

        Maybe so but I think Cramer would, it’s really a joke! The GOP talking somewhat negatively about big corporations and the rich, really.

        But the bigger joke is getting a majority (electoral ?) vote with a platform of fiscal honesty that includes cutting SS and Medicare.

        Maybe I’m a cynic but most of us depend or (hopefully) will depend on SS and Medicare.

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    • Posted by Anonymous on October 28, 2015 at 10:51 pm

      CC second moment, if elected POTUS first responders will know he has their back, what?

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      • Posted by Anonymous on October 28, 2015 at 11:20 pm

        And the finale, the ex-prosecutor doesn’t think the billion dollar, illegal, alleged insider picking, fantasy football leagues need to be regulated – Oh boy!

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        • Posted by Tough Love on October 29, 2015 at 2:26 am

          Uh…… this blog is about PUBLIC Sector pensions, and the need for VERY material structural reforms.

          Your repeated attempts (as one benefiting from theses grossly excessive Plans) to move the discussion to OTHER issues (immaterial in magnitude to the ENORMOUS financial problem with Public Sector pension & benefits) won’t work.

          But nice try ……..

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          • Posted by Anonymous on October 29, 2015 at 7:00 am

            Sure then why the most recent post you idiodic moron, money that’s what it’s always about – go sip you Tea and don’t forget to flush!!!

          • Posted by Anonymous on October 29, 2015 at 7:11 am

            ANNON don’t you get TL would have fit right in with most of those “I’m for the poor and middle class” but really it’s all about the 1% liars last night.

          • Posted by Anonymous on October 29, 2015 at 11:31 am

            Your repeated attempts (as one benefiting from theses grossly excessive Plans)
            Your assumptions, as opposed to your false assertion you represent the working middle class not the 1% that’s been alleged here.

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