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Turncoats: Playing the Blame Game

Updated on November 1, 2012
Getting Down to Business in New Jersey
Getting Down to Business in New Jersey
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A Grateful Man, Thank You Mr. President for the ride in Marine One!
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Pieces of The Atlantic City Boardwalk Afterwards
Feeling A Little Dejected there Mr. Sununu!
Feeling A Little Dejected there Mr. Sununu!
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He's Got the Nation's Best Interest At Heart!

Sounding the Alarm

In light of Hurricane Sandy, some of the member of the GOP are having a full blown nervous breakdown after Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) praised President Obama for his administrations prompt response in New Jersey's time of crisis. Gov. Christie gave the President credit for not hesitating to eliminate any potential bureaucratic red tape to get FEMA on the scene, to aid in his state's recovery efforts after the storm wreaked havoc there. Right wing media critic Rush Limbugh is not happy that Gov. Christie broke ranks, showing his true feelings about the President's effort to cross party lines to help in their time of need.

He, Gov. Christie did so without caring about party lines when his constituents were in dire straits, because he and President Obama did what was expected of duly elected government officials are supposed to do when a natural disaster strikes. They did what was needed to be done to help the people of the State of New Jersey and all along the East Coast. President Obama said, "it's not about a red state or a blue state but for citizens of the United States and as President & Commander in Chief it was his constitutional duty to do just that." I'm guessing what really chaps some of the GOP supporters hide was when Gov. Christie said, "I speak the truth and I know some of you aren't going to like it, but that's how I feel".

And as expected when asked about whether he thinks FEMA should be eliminated, Gov. Romney through a spokesperson did his flip-flop and tried to denounce his previous policy position regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency. I have no doubt that Gov. Christie genuinely appreciates all that the Obama administration has done and as well as his personal concern for the people of New Jersey, who were adversely affected by the storm. With guys like former Gov. John Sununu (R-NH) toeing the party line, he may feel that Colin Powell and Michael Bloomberg are turncoats for crossing party line to endorse President Obama. On a certain level he might feel the same about Gov. Christie for his praising President Obama's effort on behalf of the people of New Jersey so late in this election cycle.

I get the distinct impression that the republican (tea) party is heading for a major defeat, at not only the presidential level but in the US Senate as well as the US House of Representatives. Is that really so hard to fathom with all of the far right extremist ideology people like Todd Akin (R-MO), Richard Mourdock (R-IN), Alan West (R-FL), Joe Walsh (R-IL) and Eric Cantor (R-VA) or let's not forget Paul Ryan (R-WI) either. Each of them should feel the heat of a more than likely democratic challenger breathing down their necks, giving them all pause to reflect, regroup and reel in their more than outlandish rhetoric. By the way I think Boehner and Bachmann should also be looking over their shoulders' as well, but that's just my opinion.

My gut tells me that the once reasonable members of the republican party might find their spines and tell the members of the Tea Party movement to tone it way way down, then sit down and shut the hell up. But hey, I can only hope that someone in the leadership of the Republican Party will grow the a giant brass set of stones to do just that, metaphorically speaking anyways. Besides I wanted to be the one to say it before it happens on the morning of November 7th, you're all backing the wrong horse in these races. Go DEMOCRATS!


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