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  •  Ummmm.... (7+ / 0-)
    ....seems like small potatoes....
    Don't think so.
    NSA tracking is something the average guy/gal knows is happening, but it's surreal, sorta like global warming, it's there, it stinks, but life goes on, it has to.
    A huge traffic jam, for days on end, actually disrupting your life and creating a very definite life/death problem for some people, created for petty political retribution by a bully and his henchmen (and no, I don't believe for a minute the Christie 'dog and pony show' yesterday, it belies EVERYTHING we've all come to know and loathe about Mr Christie) is something tangible and VERY real.
    Just shows Christie for the thug he is.

    I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!

    by Lilyvt on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 08:48:36 AM PST

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    •  I'm sure some people will see it that way, but (0+ / 0-)

      those people will be partisan Democrats, so they won't matter.

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      by dinotrac on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 09:07:50 AM PST

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      •  Interesting..... (2+ / 0-)
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        I'm sure some people will see it that way, but those people will be partisan Democrats, so they won't matter.
        Interesting that all those tens of thousands of people whose actual lives were impacted by this bully tactic were ALL partisan Democrats.
        Christie has lots of 'splaining to do, and his lie-fest of yesterday doesn't even begin to scratch the surface.  
        Dance, Chris, Dance as fast as you can, cause your karmic chickens are coming home to roost.

        I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!

        by Lilyvt on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 09:22:21 AM PST

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        •  I should have added them in as a special group... (0+ / 0-)

          Those folks will not be happy regardless of their political persuasion.

          In the scheme of things, however, that's a pretty small group.  Might be enough to matter -- get a razor-thin margin liek we had in 2000, and Christie could rue the day that lane was closed.

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          by dinotrac on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 09:25:38 AM PST

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      •  No, this one hurts him with anti-government (2+ / 0-)
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        Republicans.  Using the awesome power of government against the little guy is exactly what they fear.  They don't like big cities on the coasts either.

        I thought Christie could run as the regular guy against Washington because people weren't going to pay close attention to what goes on in New Jersey.  But he blew it.  Regular guys don't screw the folks.

        •  Anti government Republicans already don't like (0+ / 0-)

          him.  Pissing off people who already dislike you doesn't change the balance.

          The most brilliant example I can think of -- though not quite the same -- was Bill Clinton's "Sister Souljah moment" in the 1992 Presidential campaign.

          That wasn't about pissing off people that didn't like him so much as pissing off people who weren't going to vote Republican anyway, but the idea is the same.

          Some people can be safely pissed off for political advantage.
          How often do Democrats worry about pissing off Republicans?
          Vice versa?

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          by dinotrac on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 09:28:53 AM PST

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