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The New York Times ran an editorial this morning — “G.O.P. Advice for Christie: Pick a Better Team” — highlighting Chris Christie’s, I suppose they would describe it foundering, efforts to get past the George Washington Bridge debacle that has tarnished his landslide reelection victory.
… This was supposed to be a season of triumph and celebration for the governor of New Jersey — a chance to bask in his landslide re-election victory in a Democratic state, embark on a European tour to bolster his foreign policy credentials and emerge as the modern face of a Republican Party desperate to win back the White House.
Now, the foreign trip is in limbo as Mr. Christie tries to rebuild his credibility. His biggest political assets, his personality and spontaneity, have been all but absent as he evades reporters’ questions and holds few public appearances. And Republicans around the country, including those who saw him as their party’s most compelling candidate for president in 2016, are calling in with advice, sobering in its candor…
Mr. Christie has told friends and contributors that he can weather the slings and scrutiny, even as he complains about what he sees as “piling on” by his enemies and a once-admiring news media, according to people told of his thinking, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be associated with comments that could upset the governor or his aides. [more]
So there are doubts that the governor can get by this traffic jam (no pun intended, har-har), just so you don’t get your hopes up. But hey, it could work out, even though Christie’s “once admiring media” are struggling with the dilemma of having to shift their allegiance to—Drat!—Hillary Clinton.
From there the article goes on, as our buddy Dan Riehl pointed out this morning, to essentially fabricate ramifications brought on by a crisis that has been largely fabricated by the New York media in the first place. And that mostly to distract the public from Barack Obama’s failed policies, which are coming to bare now that a few sniveling journalists are losing their doctors.
But they do have one thing right. When a RINO gets sucker-kicked in the ‘nads he can rarely count on the support of fellow Establishment flacks. Christie has been all but a GOP leper since the event hit the news shortly after his reelection.
Most interesting to me is how often this happens with prominent RINOs. That firebrand Mitt Romney was a liberal media darling before he began powering up his 2012 campaign. Then suddenly he became a snidely killer of domestic pets. (When given the choice between man kills dog and man kills and eats dog, the media went with the obvious geeky wholesome Mormon family angle.)
John McCain was the lefty-lauded “maverick” of the U.S. Senate (translate complete sellout) before his 2008 run. I’m not sure but I think that might be where the term stupid-ass old guy was coined.
And does anyone remember Bob… What was his name? Dole—that’s it!
Will the Establishment never learn?
Don’t get me wrong, I think Chris Christie as the 2016 nominee is the worst idea a Republican has had since Mike Huckabee’s mother suggested The Little Rockers, but hopefully this will wake up a few RINOs.
Guy’s, its when the New York Times says something nice about you that you know your life is about to go terribly wrong.
File Under: RINO-Plasty
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