posted on January 11, 2014 08:33
Republicans can toss their Christie for President buttons, but they can learn a lesson from Governor Soprano.
Pat McCrory can learn to take responsibility. He, Phil Berger and Thom Tillis (“whining…losers”) can learn that voters don’t like bullies.
A TAPster (who once thought well of McCrory) noted the contrast between Christie and McCrory: “Gov. Christie took responsibility for a mess, apologized to his citizens, fired a staffer, and used words you rarely hear from a politician ('heartbroken, stunned, saddened'). In North Carolina, meanwhile, Gov. McCrory blames his predecessors and others for his various messes, never apologizes or takes ownership, supports those who should be fired, and cracks jokes about grave issues. And, the words ‘heartbroken, stunned and saddened’ are never used by him but are, instead, used by his friends to describe his performance so far.”
Christie shows that, while voters like a measure of tough talk, there’s a limit. When it slides over into punishing an entire city – even jeopardizing people’s lives, as Christie’s capos did – voters have no tolerance.
McCrory might think about that before punishing 600,000-plus people by depriving them of representation in Congress for a year. He, Berger and Tillis might think twice before punishing teachers, or passing a voter-suppression law, or denying health care to people who are struggling or waging a war on women.
Ask Christie: It catches up with you.
Saturday, January 11, 2014 6:50 PM
The comparison is NOT with McCrory but with Obama. Obama has not 'fessed up to any of his scandals - Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS targeting of conservatives, etc. Like Christie, he claims not to have known about them. Obama's scandals are much worse. They have killed people. And the IRS intimidation is far more serious than lane closure. Unlike Christie, Obama did NOT fire Holder over Fast and Furious or Hillary over Benghazi. He should have.
Why should McCrory take responsibility for the crappy computer systems at DHHS? Those were designed, contracted for, and purchased under Democrat administration. The fact that they were finally delivered and put into service after McCrory became governor does not make it McCrory's fault.
Voter ID is NOT ''voter suppression'' unless you are talking about suppressing fraudulent votes like deceased voters and fictitious voters such as ACORN registrants. This is nothing but a Democrat Big Lie.
Republicans are PROTECTING health care from the disastrous Obamacare. It is the Democrats who are making health care unaffordable to the Middle Class through Obamacare authoritarianism.
No one has punished teachers. This is another Democrat Big Lie.
Saturday, January 11, 2014 7:58 PM
Here is a great editorial on the subject - ''Flawed Christie, unlike Obama, takes responsibility'':