• 01:30

    CURRENT > Discussion of New Republic's take on Chris Christie

    in Politics

     


    Our regular weekly update centers around the New Republic story on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Its an indepth, honest (and damning) look at Christie's entire career, titled aptly enough:


    Chris Christie's Entire Career Reeks -It's not just the bridge



    Here's a little preview from that New Republic story by Alec MacGillis:


    Has there ever been a political reversal of fortune as rapid and as absolute as the one just experienced by Chris Christie? At warp speed, the governor of New Jersey has gone from the most popular politician in the country to the most embattled; from the Republicans’ brightest hope for 2016 to a man with an FBI target on his back. One minute, he was releasing jokey vanity videos starring Alec Baldwin and assorted celebrity pals; the next, he was being ridiculed by his lifelong idol, Bruce Springsteen. Mere weeks ago, Christie was a straight-talking, corruption-busting everyman. Now, he is a liar, a bully, a buffoon.


    What is remarkable about this meltdown is that it isn’t the result of some deep secret that has been exposed to the world, revealing a previously unimagined side to the candidate. Many of the scandals and mini-scandals and scandals-within-scandals that the national media is salivating over have been in full view for years. Even the now-infamous Bridgegate was percolating for months before it exploded into the first major story of the next presidential race.



    Join the Current team tonight at 7:00 PM - BB Lawson, Julie O'Brien, and Maggie Mulvihill. Its a lot of ground to cover in one hour, and we look forward to your calls at (347) 426-3031. 

  • 01:00

    CURRENT >> Just Jersey Politics

    in Politics

    Tonight's show is a recap of all things #ChrisChristie, all things #Bridgegate. Democrats are enthused in the Garden State and beyond, Republicans are somewhat surprised that someone with the political connections of Chris Christie is under the microscope. The general public appears to be genuinely shocked that the Christie administration would wilfully endanger the lives of citizens by having three local lanes from Fort Lee to Manhattan converge on just one single toll lane on the George Washington Bridge.  Those of us who have been following the Governor are not surprised at all, sadly. It is par for the course with the Christie administration.


    It looks somewhat like an episode of the long-running, popular show, "The Sopranos,' very loosely based on the mafia crime families of Northern New Jersey.  However, back on December 20th, during a presser in Trenton, Christie stated that the bridge controversy is "not that big a deal.'


    Tonight we will be looking at Who's Who in #bridgegate - 


    Star of the Show  - Chris Christie (see slideshow) Governor 


    Villian of the Piece - Bridget Anne Kelly - Deputy Chief of Staff


    UNKNOWN QUANTITY - KEVIN O'DOWD - CHIEF OF STAFF


    Press Secretary - Michael Drewniak


    Spokesman - Bill Baroni


    Spokesman - David Wildstein


    Campaign Manager - Bill Stepien


     

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