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Originally posted to Comics on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 02:50 PM PST.

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  •  Ah! Yes! This surely IS "joisey boys and goils"; (2+ / 0-)
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    and Christie is just as surely the Godfather thereof!

  •  I think what Republicans are more afraid of than (6+ / 0-)

    Christie losing his chances of running for president is that his blatant bullshit and obvious corruption could rub off on the party as a whole, and if he isn't exonerated soon, they're going to have to take back all those hugs they gave him.

    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

    by darthstar on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 03:11:35 PM PST

    •  Too late! n/t (4+ / 0-)
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      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

      by JeffW on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 03:14:02 PM PST

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    •  I think the fear is that people will see (1+ / 0-)
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      that the Repubs are already just as corrupt and enmeshed in cronyism, as Christie. Most times they show more discretion in leaving a trail, but if people take the time to understand how the Christie scandal works, it isn't as hard to understand how the rest of the Republicans are beholden to their corporate "sponsors."

      Several friends, (who are long term Republicans, by default) are starting to ask me questions, and the Christie debacle is making them think. A couple are even starting to understand why it matters who is giving campaign money, (which I have been saying for years) and why having the Koch brothers buy their congressmen an election, might make them respond more to Koch philosophies, instead of the needs of their constituents.

      Christie may be the worse example, but I think Repubs are concerned that others may be thinking enough to realize that Christie isn't so different from the rest of the party. So many things that are bubbling up in this election year that don't allow Repubs to connect with voters who care about their neighbors or themselves, if they are struggling; Unemployment extension benefits not extended, rants (and votes) against "Obamacare" that are starting to make little sense to people whose insurance costs are cut in half, or have insurance for the first time, (almost everyone knows someone who is thrilled with their ACA plan) and rhetoric on gay marriage and women's health issues that don't fit with the majority of Americans, even members of the Repub party.

      The list goes on, and since Christie was closer to the center, I think a lot of those Repubs who aren't social issue warriors. Realizing that the way he operates is so out of touch with public needs, has been a shock for people who had hoped Christie might lead the Republicans away from the crazy!

  •  Rudy "Hero of 9/11" Giuliani summed it up (2+ / 0-)
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    Gave a good full-throated party line defense, and then almost cheerfully added “If it turns out there’s some evidence that he knew about it, he’s taken a complete risk and his political career is over.

    I really think that's where the GOP Powers That Be are w/ Christie. Waiting and watching. Is he clear? Did he burn all the tapes? Shred all the papers? Bury all the witnesses? (just kidding, contract murder is bad kids)

    Because if Christie's out....then they gotta open Pandora's Box.....activate the ancient cursed artifact inside......and see how far they can REALLY ride that Fascist tiger. Ugh. This is a perfect opportunity for PRESIDENT HITLER to show up and order all the Muslims and Blacks into Freedom Camps lol. FREEDOM CAMPS, I SWEAR TO GOD THEY'LL BE CALLED F---ING FREEDOM CAMPS YOU WATCH!!!

    "See? I'm not a racist! I have a black friend!"

    by TheHalfrican on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 03:28:20 PM PST

  •  Even those tears, (4+ / 0-)

    I me mine I me mine I me mine.

    I live under the bridge to the 21st Century.

    by Crashing Vor on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 03:36:04 PM PST

  •  Great minds think alike. (1+ / 0-)
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    From Crazy Never Sleeps, MON SEP 03, 2012 AT 09:50 AM EDT, Second Row, Second Column.

    But with Christie, It is all about him.

  •  You really are good, Matt. (1+ / 0-)
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  •  Channeling Ollie North (2+ / 0-)
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    Back during the Iran-Contra Hearings, by buddy Fearless Fredd drew a cartoon comparing Oliver North's testimony to those Family Circus cartoons where Mom would ask who snitched the cookies and the kids said "I don't know" and "Not Me."  Then a couple invisible gremlins named "Ida No" and "Knott Me" would comment about how they got the blame for everything.

    I think those Family Circus gremlins have appeared in New Jersey too.

    Read my webcomic, "Hannibal Tesla Adventure Magazine" at

    by quarkstomper on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 04:46:49 PM PST

  •  Well, The Cartoon Is OK, But Misses (0+ / 0-)

    what may very well be the point that it isn't about knowing what his senior staff was doing, but that that he might very well have been an active participant.

    •  I don't think it ignores it, (0+ / 0-)

      In fact, I think it leaves the sense that there is more to come. It is just pointing out that even if you were to take Christie at face value, he doesn't make any sense. I don't think that the cartoon is saying that we should take him at face value.

  •  Perfect! What Christie can't see about himself (0+ / 0-)

    This is such a perfect explanation of my take on who Christie is, and what it reveals about his character, as the situation continues to unfold. It is amazing just how little he seems aware of what he projects, every time he opens his mouth.

    Thank you for making it perfectly clear, in 4 frames! The power of a good political cartoon!

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