Mitt Romney: Zombie Candidate for 2016?

Chances are, the last time you saw Mitt Romney it was when he was on TV giving his concession speech or, days later, when a photo of the disheveled looking former presidential candidate was snapped as he pumped his own gas. This, it seemed, is what it looks like when someone’s political career is over. When they don’t care anymore if their hair is perfect, if their face is stuck in a perma-grin, or if they’re stuck doing menial chores that they wouldn’t have had to do as leader of the free world.… [Read more]

One Step Forward For Mental Health, We Hope

Almost as soon as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed in to law a ban on gay to straight conversion therapy for children under the age of 18 in his state, the conservative lobbyists flew in to action. Spearheading the movement behind their unfounded complaints is a group known as Liberty Counsel. This organization has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Camden, N.J.… [Read more]

Chris Christie: Mr. GOP Establishment, 2016?

David Corn, the prescient pundit at Mother Jones has dubbed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as the “GOP Establishment Candidate for 2016.” We love Mr. Corn and have no reason to doubt his instincts. And, yes. If the Republican Party has any hope of winning the White House in a battle against Hillary Clinton in three years, Gov.… [Read more]

Christie and Jindal: The Race to Rebrand the GOP (And Themselves)

In the months following the disastrous November elections, the Republican Party has engaged in a great deal of public debate and internally directed criticism in an effort to identify what went wrong and how to redirect party efforts so that they may regain the initiative. A schism between the Tea Party and the establishment wing of the GOP, always hovering just beneath the surface, erupted into a near civil war, with intra-party conflict peaking during the Fiscal Cliff crisis.… [Read more]

In the Spirit of Bipartisanship, Boehner Gets Kicked by Repub and Dem Governors

A joint statement was issued by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie:

“With all that New York and New Jersey and our millions of residents and small businesses have suffered and endured, this continued inaction and indifference by the House of Representatives is inexcusable. It has now been 66 days since Hurricane Sandy hit and 27 days since President Obama put forth a responsible aid proposal that passed with a bi-partisan vote in the Senate while the House has failed to even bring it to the floor.… [Read more]

A De Facto Endorsement

Until Hurricane Sandy struck, the Keynote Speaker of the 2012 Republican National Convention, New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie, never had a nice thing to say about President Obama or, for that matter, any Democrat on Earth, as far as we know.

Then came Hurricane Sandy. The entire New Jersey coastline was devastated, cities were destroyed, power was out, public services could not be delivered, fires were blazing and here was first-term Governor Christie.… [Read more]

Campaign 2012: The Final Days

“Trying to reason with hurricane season.”

– Jimmy Buffett

This week, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, President Obama and Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) set their campaigning differences aside to deal with a catastrophic storm.  It didn’t take long for that Rightie klaxon Rush Limbaugh to blast Chris Christie for being too chummy with the President.… [Read more]

President Obama Helps Disaster Victims While Romney Takes Cheap Shots

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the contrast is striking. On the one hand, we have a President who’s cancelled campaign stops, and who’s calling on donations to the American Red Cross instead of his campaign. As reported by the Huffington Post: “On the campaign side, Obama halted his flood of fundraising emails on Sunday, and the campaign is now using its Twitter, Facebook and campaign pages to instead urge donations to the Red Cross storm relief.[Read more]

For Some, It’s Still Business and Politics as Usual

As city after city surveys the damage left in Hurricane Sandy’s path in the east coast, photos show the devastation of entire neighbourhoods covered in sand and slowly-receding water. Even more sad is the reported loss of lives to the storm; a sad fact from which some may never recover. According to MSNBC nearly 8 million remain without electric power — and though crews are working feverishly to restore and repair, it’s impossible to pinpoint when a sense of normalcy will return.… [Read more]

A Delicate Balancing Act

Chris Christie, the Republican Governor of New Jersey, has apparently been chosen to give the keynote address at this year’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on August 27th.

This will be quite a delicate balancing act if Mr. Christie wants to preserve his chances to run for President in 2016, something he seems to want to do after agonizing whether or not to run in the current election.… [Read more]

What Will The Donald Do?

It has long been rumored that Donald Trump had been extremely busy behind the scenes promoting the person he respects most in this world to be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention, which begins in Tampa in just over a week.

But, no, he was passed over in favor of another over-ripe dough ball, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.… [Read more]

Game Change: I’m Smelling a Sequel

 So the pick is Paul Ryan, Ayn Rand’s not so secret lover and author of the budget that would gut several important social programs. I can’t say I’m shocked. For conservatives, it’s a pick to rejoice over. For liberals, it’s a pick to rejoice over. But game-changer? Eh…

As far as game-changing picks go, I think Sarah Palin still has that one covered.… [Read more]

Could THIS Be Our Next Vice President?

New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie receives more than his share of attention. Some of it is due to his blunt and hard-driving style, and some is due to being a prospective GOP nominee for Vice President of the U.S. as Mitt Romney‘s running mate.

Ummm…OK. Sure…Maybe in a few years after he’s read a copy of  How to Win Friends and Influence People — because, as of now, all he does is continue to alienate many people with his perpetually boorish (remember this?) bully behaviour.… [Read more]

It’s A Wrap – Week In Review February 19, 2012

The Twitter feeds have been very active; so much has happened. Two things have dominated the news this week: the religious wrongs right’s imposition of their values on the rest of us (so much for religious freedom, huh?), and extensive coverage of Whitney Houston‘s life and legacy. For the latter, a wonderful tribute celebrating her life and impact she on the world of music made so many of us reflect on her talent.… [Read more]

He Said NO!

So…it seems the big headline of the day is that New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie, has stated AGAIN that he is not going to broaden the pool of current GOP candidates by running for President.

DUH!!!

What is it with the mainstream media in this country ok, I KNOW that there are too many things to list![Read more]