Christie President? fuggedboutit

November 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Would New Jersey Governor Chris Christie be a viable candidate for President in 2016? He might, depending on what he does between now and two years from now when we start the next Presidential election debacle. But asking that question isn’t relevant, at least not now. Within the Republican party, those who have a say in who, what, where and when, say he ain’t got no chance, as they say in Hoboken.

Christie was ticked that Romney didn’t come begging that Christie be his running mate. In fact, Mitt considered Christie along with numerous others, but it never even got to the vetting stage. Romney threw the big man a bone by giving him the keynote. The New Jersey Governor was in no position to turn it down because it would be very obvious that he was pouting, not a good thing for the tough guy running a state filled with enough mafia types to fill half a dozen MetLife Stadiums.

So Christie did his keynote – about himself. That got a lot of important Republicans to wondering about their future wonder boy. But Chris stumped for Mitt, so maybe there wasn’t a problem after all. But then, in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, Christie did a love-in with Godfather Obama and kissed both his cheeks, if you catch my meaning here. How about just, “thank you, Mr. President, I’m sure everyone in the state appreciates that you will expedite aid to help us rebuild”. Instead, he did everything but hump the President’s leg. Sure the state needed aid and sure Obama is an arrogant egomaniac who needs constant love to get through his day, but Christie didn’t have to drop his pants.

Christie was all ‘golly-gee I got to ride on Obama’s helicopter’. Wowee.

To anyone who is so naive to think that Christie’s performance didn’t cost Romney some votes, I am offering some New Jersey beach front property that has just come on the market. Didn’t use to be beachfront and hopefully it won’t stay that way for long.

Now with thousands of New Jersyites without homes or those who have homes, still without power, what does da big cahoona do? Yucks it up on Saturday Night Live. You can bet that went over big with people who have to burn their furniture to keep warm.

Christie has also shot off his mouth about why Romney lost and accused him essentially of being whiney about losing. Romney, on the other hand, had enough class to not criticize Christie’s hug-in.

Lots of Republicans are not happy with this kind of mouthing off when it comes to talking about the people on your side. It’s akin to, say, a President who denigrates his own nation while on foreign soil. Family members can bitch among themselves, but outside the family, you are all for one.

Right now, Christie is off the contenders list in the Republican establishment. We’ll see if he can redeem himself in the meantime.

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Would Hugo Chavez be better for America?

November 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

People with a love of good old-fashioned American values have gone into mourning. We woke up November 7, to the fact that what might have been –  a new president with the knowledge, talent and integrity to give us back the hard-working, free enterprise America we have always had – was not to be. Instead, we will face four additional years of a sociopathic thug president whose favorite word is “I”, his fondest desire to remake the country into a socialistic second-rate European type state and absolute cluelessness about leadership.

“Never missing an opportunity to address the nation, he accuses business leaders of living lavishly, has frequently clashed with church leaders, implemented a number of social programs including health services for all, yet with all the country’s oil reserves, poverty has increased and unemployment is at all time highs.” This was written (paraphrased) about President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez.

So we have our own smaller and less competent Hugo Chavez, but with a lot more ships, fewer bayonets and a smarmy side-kick with a smirk.The biggest differences are that Chavez is smart enough to exploit his country’s oil deposits, doesn’t suck up to Latinos, is honest about being a socialist and never, ever bows to the leaders of other countries.

We have our own version of a Hugo Chavez. Just smaller as a leader. Smaller at getting things done. A sort of Hugo mini-me for another term. But we need to step back and put this in perspective. Maybe there isn’t exactly a silver lining to this re-election disaster, there are some things to consider as you put a little extra alcohol into that drink you so desperately need.

First, it’s only four more years. But, you say, look at the damage he did in his first four years. True, but he did the majority of his destruction while he had a congressional stacked deck. We cannot on one hand, consider him an incompetent, which he truly is, and on the other, believe “I” has the ability to accomplish miracles, even though he reminds us daily, that he is Commander-in-Chief. But you sir, are no Hugo Chavez.

He now must make a deal with the Republican leadership regarding sequestration and the Ibama monster debt. “I” has to deal. There is no other option. He’s not running for another term so trying to position Republicans as obstructionists who are holding the country hostage doesn’t accomplish anything.  Ibama, who reminds us that he is Commander-in-Chief, will no longer be in permanent re-election campaign mode and he will realize that he is now going to be judged, not for his ability to denigrate Republicans in order to have a campaign narrative, but for his ability to lead. Lots of luck with that.

Members of the Republican caucus will be nervous about the mid-terms, but Speaker Boehner is far more concerned about the tea party and his own legacy than to let a bunch of whiners sway him. He also believes that doing the right thing is the right thing to do. Refreshing thought given the philosophy of the Chavez wannabe in the  White House. The Speaker might cut some deal regarding taxes in, but it will come as reform and not tax cuts on the very people who make our economy run.

Ibama, on the other hand, with tremendous pressure to mitigate disaster to the economy and perhaps coming to understand that he is seen as an incompetent negotiator, will fold and give the conservatives a lot, if not most of what they want and then brag how he – “I” – worked out a deal. After all, he is Commander-in-Chief.

Ok, then there’s Ibamacare. There’s been a lot of talk that if Ibama were re-elected, we would never be able to get rid of it. I truly believe that we will have Republicans in control of the government by 2016. There are two possible paths; either keep the House and then gain veto proof majority in the Senate, or keep the House, gain in the Senate and win the Presidency. All very doable after the country has endured eight years of a dithering, egomaniacal president with golf, lavish vacations and celebrity filled parties as his main priorities.

There’s a lot that a Republican controlled government can do to that garbage piece of legislation we call Obamacare to emasculate it and maybe even make it somewhat acceptable and less damaging. With Chavez we, of course, would not be able to change anything. But this is only Obama, so we can and those changes will surely ruffle a lot of feathers, especially among those who are on the dole. But remember how Gingrich forced Clinton’s hand on welfare reform? It was actually viewed as a good idea and of course, Clinton took time off from jumping interns his daughter’s age to brag about it as though reform were not forced on him.

So what else can Ibama do to screw up the country? He has shown that – like his idol Hugo – he is willing to break laws and ignore the Constitution, so who knows. The answer, however, is not too much that can cause lasting damage. While Ibama knows he won’t get much through congress, he can wreak havoc with executive orders and new regulations, but those can be undone by the next president. Our biggest legitimate concern is that there are no vacancies to be filled in the Supreme Court until “I” packs up and leaves for his mansion in Hawaii.

And remember this. For the next four years, Ibama and his corrupt crew still have to face up to Fast and Furious, the Secret Service scandal, the leaking of classified information to the press and the Benghazi fiasco, to name just a few issues, with the latter possibly being an impeachable offense. And just for fun, let’s throw in the possibility that someone, somewhere will get some alarming facts out about Ibama’s past educational history. By the way, Chavez’ school records from the Venezuelan Academy of Military Sciences are open and available.

So let’s get on with the investigating. Maybe this will be partially a quest for revenge, but hey, if Ibama, by the way who is Commander-in-Chief, thinks that revenge is a legitimate concept, let’s bring it. Viva la venganza!

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