#FatandFurious: Glenn reacts to NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s bridge scandal

After winning a landslide re-election in November, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is finding his administration at the center of an ever-growing scandal. Rumors have swirled that the Christie Administration orchestrated the days of crippling lane closure-related traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge in August as a form of political payback.

It is believed Christie’s office may have ordered the Fort Lee lockup to punish Democratic Mayor Mark Sokolich for refusing to endorse the governor in his re-election bid against Democrat Barbara Buono. While the Christie and his team have been denying any wrongdoing – claiming the traffic nightmare, which may have led to the death of at least one woman, was the result of a “traffic study” – new evidence links Christie’s senior officials directly to the road closures.

While the New York and New Jersey tabloids have been referring to this scandal as “Bridge Gate” among other things, a listener from North Carolina, Mason, called into the radio program this morning and had a better name for the incident: Fat and Furious.

“I don’t know how many Republicans really want somebody like Chris Christie, but this Chris Christie/Fort Lee story is reason number 1 through 100 on why he’s a bad guy. This guy is so Nixonian. This guy is a progressive, and that’s the key here. He is a progressive. He’s not a conservative,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “He likes all of the levers of government, and he will use any of the government levers to punish the people who stand against him. That’s not what a conservative or a libertarian or… a liberal – as long as you’re not a Progressive – you will see what Chris Christie is doing is wrong.”

Since this new information has been released, the Christie Administration has not released any full-fledged denials, and Christie’s public appearances were cancelled Wednesday. Instead, the Governor released the following statement:

What I’ve seen today for the first time is unacceptable. I am outraged and deeply saddened to learn that not only was I misled by a member of my staff, but this completely inappropriate and unsanctioned conduct was made without my knowledge. One thing is clear: this type of behavior is unacceptable and I will not tolerate it because the people of New Jersey deserve better. This behavior is not representative of me or my Administration in any way, and people will be held responsible for their actions.

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“Conservatives need to run from Chris Christie,” Glenn declared. “This, again, is the quintessential example of why I’m against him. I can’t believe it, because he said all of the right things when he got in… He was great… Oh, no, how foolish were we?”

Christie is widely considered to be the favorite for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, and he has performed well in the polls against his likely challenger, Hillary Clinton. It is unclear what impact, if any, this scuffle will have on his chances, but Glenn thinks the consequences will be damaging.

“Here’s the good news. I think this just ended his political career for president. Here’s my guess: It is over,” Glenn concluded. “[There will be] a press conference, and it will be over, because I can keep my powder dry. I’d wait until he decides to launch his campaign. If I’m on the other side, I say, ‘Shh, shh.’ And let it go away. And when he announces his campaign just torpedo him with this. That’s what I would do. If I’m Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton, you don’t think this is the dream come true?”

Below are the communications between Christie’s office and the Port Authority as obtained by the Wall Street Journal:

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    A vote for Chris Christie is a vote for Obama.

  • Robert Starkand

    I noticed in the e-mails that they were doing a traffic pattern study for the New Jersey sustainability program and that the Mayor of Springfield was contacted about what was going to be done. Something is screwy here. Should it be any surprise that a Democrat did not endorse a Republican? Does it make sense that a Republican would seek retribution for a Democrat not endorsing him? It doesn’t. Would the administration of a progressive governor conduct a traffic pattern study for s sustainability program (Agenda 21) at the expense of the comfort of its citizens? Yes it would. Would people of the Republican administration chuckle at the headaches caused to the town run by a Democrat? Yes they would. Would these same people not realize that the political blowback would hurt their boss? They work for the government so I presume they would not. Would the Democrats use e-mails such as these to claim political payback? Yes they would. This is the first time in my memory, and I’m no kid, that a member of one party got angry because a member of another party would not endorse him. In fact you would assume a politician would endorse the candidate from his own party. I hope that saner voices put this story in perspective.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like now people are collateral damage to the arrogant hi-jinks of dimwitted politicians, thus proving just how inept, large and cumbersome is the government in general and what kind of government leadership jobs a C- student can get after high school in order to stoke their arrogance…..to much government and far to expensive for poor representation…..

    As for Christie, he may have a SNAFU on his hands but to me a conservative he is still a RINO, at least he fired some culprits, to bad the Faker in the WH hasn’t got the guts to do the same…..

  • http://www.daryl-hunter.net/ Daryl L. Hunter

    I hope this blows up big time in Chrisite’s face :D

  • Anonymous

    We conservatives wouldn’t touch Christie with a 10-foot pole regardless.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps someone out there can bring light into this;…

    Should Mr. Christie claims not to be aware of situation (beside someone did lie to him) – so a mistake or error is as result….he apologizes and still get burned all the way down to his bones by anyone that moves around;….

    However,…should Mr Obama claims to be unaware of whatever;….. mistake or error ensues as result, he apologizes and he gest the ok pass;….an yet,this man has been lying to the American public since day one.

    Input anyone? Opinions welcome.

  • Anonymous

    F&F, Benghazi, IRS targeting Teapartier, millions being thrown off their health insurance, NSA and now BO appointed his campaign donor to investigate IRS targeting TP. BO has yet to be held accountable for these, whilst he continues to destroy the middle class by taking from them and squander all, swans around, enjoyed his 12 days in Hawaii, left MO behind (as a bday present to her says he is paying for her hotel bills whilst we taxpayer pay for AF1 to fly back over to bring her home)

  • Anonymous

    Finally ! Democrats eat one of their own, now they need to eat Obama!

  • Oathkeeper32

    Well who is going to be the Republican conservative front runner that can win against that bitch murdering Killary then? We have to have someone in there that has a chance to beat her cause if would rather her not win by any means.

  • grassroot

    He’s a RINO anyway, and when it comes to perpetrating scandalous acts, he’s a piker compared to this Administration.

  • Jute Wood

    Why the fat jokes? Personal attacks really should be off limits in respectable commentary.

  • Bob Williams

    Thank God he didn’t let some diplomats in Benghazi die like dogs, now did he? Oh, that’s right – it was Hillary and Obama that did that. Never mind.

  • Anonymous

    Governor Krispy Kreme is finished at anything on a national level. He never really had a chance anyway, the pictures with Obama finished any chance he may have had.

  • grassroot

    It’s a good excuse for Obmer and his cabal of obviously
    phony excuses and outright lies, so what’s the big deal?
    Oh, yeah, he had the GOP label. waaa haa. What garbage. This admin. had done much more than this guy.
    And one responder in another place said this is worse than Watergate. Ha, what baldface dishonesty, Hillary and Ob
    along with Holder, have done a hundred times more serious than this. And, in the Watergate debacle, no one was killed. But now we have Fast and Furious, Benghazi,.

  • Anonymous

    That’s a really good question. All I know is it can’t be Christie. Did you know he just signed a bill allowing illegal aliens to go to college in New Jersey and pay in-state tuition? With Republicans like that who needs Democrats?

  • Ron r

    Hey Glen… “Fat and Furious”? Really? Take a look in the mirror tubby. Looks like the pots calling the kettel fat ; )

  • Anonymous

    Frankly, Christie looked in good shape during the press conference. He stood his ground and took questions for almost two hours without the use of a teleprompter. As far as the press conference is concerned, he came off as about as anti-Obama as you can get. Obama has never apologized, never interrogated and never fired anyone on this staff as quickly as Christie did. Can you imagine Obama fielding questions from a hostile press for two hours!!

  • Anonymous

    “Fat and Furious”? How childish.

  • women 99

    HUH HE IS A REPUBLICAN

  • women 99

    CERTAINLY NOT Jeb BUSH

  • Anonymous

    Christie would be a breath of fresh air compared to the socialist we have in the WH now. You know he will not be golfing every weekend or taking vacations to Martha’s Vineyard, Aspen and Hawaii. I think Nixon was not as bad as the MSM has written. To his detriment, he was somewhat paranoid and desired too much to be liked by the Democrats. I do not see any of these traits in Christie.

  • Anonymous

    A similar thing happened on the weekend of the Army/Navy game. Traffic on the NJ turnpike was held up at the split where the bus/truck merge with the cars only – to allow the buses from West Point to “go ahead” with a police escort. The people on the road be da*ned! This created a traffic jam for 45 minutes or more.

  • Anonymous

    The left are rubbing their hands together with glee ready to crucify Christie since he seems to be the one who polls the same or better than Hilary. Who is to say Hilary didnt pay the persons concerns to stab Christie it the back to destroy his 2016 chances? I must admit Christie lost me when he embraced BO. Still people should give him the benefit of the doubt. Heck, everyone was prepared to do the same for BO despite the facts that he was lying!!! One good example is the Unaffordable ObamaCare Act, if you like your insurance, you can keep it! if you like your doctor you can keep it!” It is all on video, need I say more?

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    Not really.

  • ..

    Christie should have promoted those people. It’s the Obama thing to do.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, You are really blowing smoke now…

  • Anonymous

    Fat and Furious is such a perfect title for this piece! Glenn was suspicious of Christie from the get go if I recall. You can trust Glenn to get very good reads on people. He’s got great instincts. Christie stinks.

  • Memphis Viking

    “Christie is widely considered to be the favorite for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination” Um, that’s just because the liberal media has been pushing him as the favorite. Just like they pushed Romney as the favorite, and they pushed McCain as the favorite. Choosing the candidate the media picks for us hasn’t worked so well in the past.

  • Anonymous

    I would suggest Col. Allen West

  • dolly

    How about Dr. Ben Carson?

  • Anonymous

    Question…if this is all it takes to turn people away and destroy Christy’s chances to run for president…. then why don’t we get some people to go to work for Hillary, have them do something deplorable, and then have the media jump on her like a dog, and demand she be removed from any possiblity to run for president??? Yeah, I thought so…hypocrits… The media talking about this in a 2 hour display of “rag” journalism…. when the media stayed silent and dumb as dirt on the death of Americans…Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the NSA, Obamacare,…. and TOO many others to list!!! At the very least, Christy FIRED SOME PEOPLE, FOR THEM TO NEVER RETURN…..OBAMA AND HILLARY….STILL DOING THEIR SLIMY WORK!!!

  • Take 2

    Wonder if folks died like fast and furious Bengahzi and or had mysterious heart attacks on their way publishing truth. Wonder if taking the fifth means YOU are or your boss is probably guilty.

  • defiant1

    2 hours, why 2 hours. Why didn’t he just come out, make a basic statement, indicate how he handled his team and end the press conference. He made himself questionable with a 2 hours rambling press conference–foolish decision!

  • eaglemom67

    While I’m no Chris Christie fan, I had hoped that Glenn would raise the level of political discourse. Sorry to see I was wrong

  • Nancy Foti

    I can’t believe Glenn Beck would allow the #fatandfurious reference. I’ve always respected and admired Glenn. Hope we see an apology; otherwise this follower will be opting out of anything glennbeck.com.

  • Anonymous

    Hillary will have a hard time getting support from independents as well as the military I would think. I do believe she has worn out her welcome, and Bills charm is no longer so charming. Women either love her or hate her, men hate her and finally, I have a sneaking postition she is hiding a medical condition…she is not all that healthy. And as far as a rep. candidate…. Cruz is interesting… and can stir up things for both parties, and I think independents really like him. I think it is too early to say.

  • Anonymous

    Really people….all the scandals and death of people that Obama and Hillary have actually done….. and we are appalled because of traffic???? This is not a big deal, let it go, and lets talk about what is really important that Obama has done and is doing day after day…. like Iraq and the direct link to Obama to letting it all fall apart, and our military fought and died for nothing!!!! Keep your eyes on the true villian and destroyer to America….OBAMA and HILLARY!

  • John Doe

    So assuming He and Hillary do indeed become the candidates, who do we vote for? A third party candidate with no real chance of winning? Seems like wasted votes IMO. With politicians you have to take the lesser of evils

  • TJB

    Much ado about nothing. You have to wonder why the Dems are so anxious to get Christie out of the race? Are they as afraid of him as they were Sarah Palin? I have no idea if he would or would not be a good candidate, but this is NOT the way to get rid of him. As others have noticed, there are plenty of scandals out there that show this for the nothing that it is.

  • LuAnne Lane Reynolds

    I am officially done with Glenn Beck. (Now wish I hadn’t purchased his last two books) While I don’t like Christie, what I dislike even more is Beck’s arrogance and meanness. Referring to Christie’s weight is childish and mean spirited. I’m not surprised, however, that Beck did. For a while now I have had to cut his show off when he does Moron Trivia on Fridays. Mocking people’s intelligence (or lack thereof) or making fun of someone who struggles with their weight is not something a man of integrity and good moral character does. Beck professes himself to be a follower of Christ yet his actions are often not Christlike. WWJD? Pretty sure he wouldn’t call people fat or find humor in their lack of intelligence. Beck should instead stick to the issues at hand and leave the personal insults to the liberals.

  • Anonymous

    SCAMerica has the most corrupt Government on earth. This is just another lesson as to why we need LESS corrupt, incompetent Government – Time for a revolution against the way things currently are. It will only get worse if no action is taken. Christie is disgusting. Who does he think he is? Tony Soprano? Let him die of a heart attack sooner than later. And if only Obama would get the same cancer he’s given to America.

  • The Blue Tail Gadfly

    Re: “You can trust Glenn to get very good reads on people. He’s got great instincts”

    Glenn has no more intuition about these things than anyone else. Remember Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney?

    People must stop idolizing their favorite talking heads and research these matters for themselves. By not doing so, you are only giving your vote for others to cast.

    ~BTG

    “Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character
    of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it
    is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption.
    If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand
    these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature…. If
    the next centennial does not find us a great nation … it will be because
    those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of
    the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.” ~James Garfield

  • Anonymous

    Dont be so sure yet. as you know, the dems is using inequality to demonize the GOP. It worked for the mayor of NY, didnt it? If the GOP dont get it right or make sure they call BO and his party out (liars and new age slave masters) we will loose again!BO and his Dem party have destroyed this country so much get many dependent on handouts, unemployment benefits, food stamps etc etc and with a little fraud sprinkle in the mix, they may well win!!!

    The GOP is simply lousy at articulating their policies. Like how can they allow the Dems to get away with saying they are preventing women from access to birth control in the unaffordable obamycare act? No one is, we just think if anyone wants that, they should pay for it themselves!!!

  • Deana Gardner Ray

    Really Glenn, a fat joke? I thought you were better than that! Disappointing.

  • Anonymous

    Christie is just as big of a socialist as Obama. Both believe in big govt. Govt. is the problem in America- NOT the solution.

  • Stephan Bruno

    Fat and furious eh? Stay classy Glenn.

  • Gabi

    I agree

  • Anonymous

    Christie is a republicRAT– he’s just democrat disguised as a republican and would be the WORST thing for the country moving forward.

  • TERRY

    I agree, that was just wrong. It seems like something the dems. would do.

  • Anonymous

    Christie is democrat thru and thru. Scorched earth is rote for them. He directed this action to get back at a fellow democrat who wouldn’t endorse it. Only an idiot believes he didn’t know or order it done.

  • TERRY

    As far as hugging BO, he was just standing up for his state and was rightlfully grateful for any help he could get. Unless you live in NJ and see all the good he has done, you should not throw stones.

  • Gabi

    If anything this should put Christie in the front. Nobody is perfect, but he handled this “crisis” well. No excuses, no blaming others, no lying, no promises, totally opposite from what we see from the current administration.

  • Anonymous

    I saw the same “traffic tie up” done on the Show , “West Wing”, years ago . Of course the traffic thing was just for a couple of hours , not days. Kind of thought it must happen in real politics if they did it on the show.

  • Eva Woolard

    I agree that Glen Beck should not be this disrespectful. I am disappointed in him. Conservatives are not going to vote for the Governor for President anyway. In fact, i don’t believe he has a chance at all. But this kind of disrespectful expression makes me think that we are not quite a civilized country.

  • Anonymous

    I am not throwing stones, merely saying how he lost me when he embraced BO (hugging someone to me is not standing up for ones state) I am not criticizing what he did for his state cos it is his job. In my opinion his embrace of BO did not do Gov Romney any favours.

  • Anonymous

    Love dr. Carson, but he is more like listening to your conscience , or a motivational speaker. He is an exceptional human being .

  • Anonymous

    And to think that at one time Beck was actually extolling Christie for the next GOP president!!!! Well, I guess we all learn things as we go along

  • Anonymous

    Newt didn’t take their crap, they figured Romney would be easier for Obama to beat than tough old Newt .

  • Robert Hall

    We have a sitting president with sealed records, questionable (at best) birth certificate and Social Security Number, has no knowledge of the IRS, NSA, Benghazi scandals or news reporters being harassed and we cant get one piece of evidence anywhere. Enter a small time state governor and “bridgegate” we have an email string with all the information you could ever want. Friggin’ amazing. The best thing that could happen for the GOP is for “Bridgegate” to wipe Christie of the political landscape.

  • Rick

    Come on Nancy one mistake and you would dump him, if it were something substantial I could understand dumping him, I would too, but because of name calling no way. If Christie can’t take a few name callings he had better not run for president because he’s in for a lot of name calling by the left, what Glenn said or did not I have not heard, I thought it was a caller. Any how it’s not worth dumping Glenn .

  • Robert Hall

    Christie is a RINO, plain and simple.

  • Lisa Ricketts

    Disappointed after the years of your own fat consciousness, that you would stoop to the same name calling. Shame on you. I still love you, but shame on you.

  • Anonymous

    That medical condition is that head concussion she suffered in her fall before testifing about her lies on Benghazi! The headaches just won’t go away.

  • Rick

    Because above all the progressives will surround their people no matter what and protect them with all they have. Conservatives will call out their own on wrong doing.

  • Marge Simpson

    Whoa there. The “illegals” in the bill are children who were brought here by others, not of their own will. They have to have to have attended a NJ high school for three years. Note the bill only gives them in-state tuition rates, and not financial aid.

  • Jay Johnston

    First off let me note I’m not the biggest fan of Chris Christie as a presidential candidate but every one saying this kills Christie’s presidential aspirations are seriously deluded. In fact I would venture that as long as nothing directly implicates him, this apology and the firings will make him more favored and give him better ammunition in debates against the likes of Hillary where he accepted a measure of personal responsibility and dismissed those determined to be culpable.

    Also it makes him look like a more competent chief executive than the current president who while also claiming to have known nothing in the lead up to the failed Obamacare roll out, did not accept any responsibility nor take any disciplinary action against people who he acknowledged failed.

  • Anonymous

    You need to check this out:

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1623

    This basically says that it’s a violation of federal law to give in-state tuition to illegal aliens in colleges and universities, regardless of how they were brought over here.

  • randy meier

    whatever scandal Christie is involved in is irrelevant to him getting elected pres.
    Hillary Clinton will dominate 2016 like it or not, no republican has a snow ball chance in hell, I personally won’t vote for her, but the game is fixed Wake up america

  • randy meier

    whatever scandal Christie is involved in is irrelevant to him getting elected pres.
    Hillary Clinton will dominate 2016 like it or not, no republican has a snow ball chance in hell, I personally won’t vote for her, but the game is fixed Wake up america

  • Boagrius

    He’s a RINO! That’s good enough for me not to vote for him. It’s really sad. I did like the guy until his progressive side came out and he started being buddies with the Comrade & Thief! Thanks ya lard ass wanna be goomba! That’s just puts that psycho bitch one step closer to the White House.

  • boochi

    Glenn, I love your show, but I will never refer to you as being a classy guy. That was a trailer park cheap shot and you know it. I want a Republican that can WIN and nobody else on the radar has much of a chance at this time. Don’t tear down a Republican candidate. You may want to try building one up that can attract the independent vote, we are going to need them.

  • Anonymous

    I guess my link didn’t go through, so I’ll just copy and paste this: This is from 8 U.S. Code 1623:

    (a) In general

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an alien who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the basis of residence within a State (or a political subdivision) for any postsecondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of the United States is eligible for such a benefit (in no less an amount, duration, and scope) without regard to whether the citizen or national is such a resident.

    (b) Effective date

    This section shall apply to benefits provided on or after July 1, 1998.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    I take it you never actually listened to it? He allowed the press to ask the questions they wanted to ask instead of being standoffish like Obama by only allowing the press to ask a couple questions. I’d prefer to have a politician hold a long press conf and make it useful than to have a short one and make it full of fluff. He was being transparent as far as I could tell, which is good. He didn’t act like he had anything to hide even though bad things did and are happening. And best of all, he took responsibility. Obama could learn many things from just this single press conference.

  • Kenneth Ellis

    Where is the media coverage and 2 hour press conference making an apology by the president for all his lies and misdeeds; where are his firings of incompetent and law breaking staff (such has Eric Holder and the NSA Director, and the many IRS agents and directors that mistreated conservative non-profits), and aren’t people being fired from the unaffordable care act or Benghazi – why are his lies and cover ups OK even though they affect over 300MM people and his being culpable as was the Sec. of State for the murder of 4 Americans – where is the outrage and the cry to have this despicable person removed from office? Where???

  • Anonymous

    making too many judgments too soon.

  • Anonymous

    Back off Glenn. I’m really getting tired of your 2 cents worth. And you are right, I’m a “nobody”.

  • Anonymous

    A lot of people are looking for someone who can handle the main stream media and articulate a conservative message. It is a rare thing. Even Donald Trump of all people has been considered for president because of this rare ability. Gingrich drew fame because of it. I was a fan of Christie at the beginning also but Christie’s love-fest with Obama right before the election ended any admiration I had for him and he has gotten worst since then.

  • Janice Moses Jenkins

    Just heard about this today so I’m not well informed on the whole situation, but I am disappointed to see the word “fat” used here. Very disappointed. No need for name calling.

  • Anonymous

    Why are my posts disappearing?

  • Anonymous

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  • Pat

    So happy “this is it”!! I never liked him as he is too liberal for me, and I think he helped elect Barack Obama to a second term. I hope he does a good job for New Jersey and stays there.

  • Anonymous

    But isn’ it interesting that this scandal surfaces when Christi is riding high in the public eye as a possble Republican candidate to run against Hillary. Conservatives may not like Christi, but how much invasion of privacy, eavesdropping, has been accomplished by the regime, to expose this issue? It too is amazing how many of our high ranking military officer have had little tidbits of embarrassing informaion exposed about them sufficient to destroy their careers. Big Brother is watching…

  • Anonymous

    Christie just violated a federal law with his bill to allow in-state tuition for illegal aliens. This is from 8 U.S. Code 1623:

    (a) In general

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an alien who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the basis of residence within a State (or a political subdivision) for any postsecondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of the United States is eligible for such a benefit (in no less an amount, duration, and scope) without regard to whether the citizen or national is such a resident.

    (b) Effective date

    This section shall apply to benefits provided on or after July 1, 1998.

  • Marge Simpson

    Fifteen other states have passed the same legislation, so I wondered if theirs have stood. Just did a quick search and found a challenge to California’s, but seems it stood. No time to look further. But my main points are 1) everyone needs to understand that these bills benefit only a particular, and innocent, group of illegals, not all illegals as is often implied; and 2) let’s not make it hard on kids who, for the most part, have known no other home than the U.S. and broke no laws.

  • Anonymous

    They are still ILLEGAL , you can’t do it that way ! If you do it makes the parents legal !

  • BillK

    Can anyone tell me any actual policy differences between Christie and Hillary?

    Seroously, should Christie be the candidate, why not just pull the lever for Clinton instead?

  • chefz774

    I’m sorry, but the bloom is and has been off THIS rose for a long time for me. I have never liked him from the get-go, and never thought of him as any kind of conservative and/or republican leader. His sucking up to Obowtome, his views on a lot of other policies, has had me worried, when a lot of right wing pundits (Ann Coulter among others) were still gushing over him like a lovesick teen, saying he’s the only hope the Republicans have. The final nail in the coffin for me was when he “explained” he knew NOTHING (in the best Sgt. Shultz/Obowtome way, “I know nothing, I see nothing) until my aide told me about it yesterday morning. Sounds a lot like preezy stompy-foot didn’t know about (insert favorite scandal here) until he read it in the morning paper. What next? is he going to blame it on a film a Muslim who was making a documentary on traffic problems on the GW bridge? Or say “At this point, what difference does it make?”

  • Steve Politte

    I am very doubtful that Christie is the top dog for the Presidential race in the Republican Party, maybe the Democrats. He may be in the eyes of the Established Republicans, but most certainly not the Tea Party folks. As far as the so called scandal, where is the proof that Christie ordered anyone to say, send, or do anything about closing those two lanes of the bridge. There may be proof that his staff did, but I haven’t seen anything linking him, except accusations, and I hardly even care much for the guy. God bless.

  • Crassus

    Lighten up, Francis.

  • Anonymous

    I “was” a fan Mr. Beck, but an attack on the Governor’s weight has nothing to do with the issue and promotes eating disorders. I thought you had more class than that…bookmark deleted!

  • Crassus

    The Joisey Slob would be Obama Lite. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • Crassus

    Junior, Romney got the independent vote. It was conservative Republicans who stayed home.

  • Crassus

    It wasn’t the Dems. They actually WANT to run against the Joisey Guy because they know it will mean a landslide victory in 2016. It’s in their best interests to keep the Slob viable at least until after the Republican primaries. Then they lower the boom.

  • Anonymous

    I think ANY conservative Republicain (preferably a govenor) that stays away from the social issues, keeps their mouth shut, kisses babies, and can explain why the gov’t doesn’t create jobs, that why less gov’t helps everyone, why states rights are very important, supports TERMS LIMITS FOR CONGRESS, and promises to do his best to treat every tax dollar like he earned it by the sweat of his own brow can beat any democrat nominee. If the RNC and all the PACs grown some brains and use the mountain of words/tapes at their disposal, they can sink any dem without saying anything. just replay over and over what the nasty proggressives have said and the senate is won. as for sixteen…same thing. but personally, I don’t trust a fat man from New Jersey. In fact, I don’t think they make true conservatives north of the mason-dixon line. And you certainly will not find one who has been in the beltway for more than three or four years. jmho

  • Crassus

    Well, Christie might weigh a little bit less than Hillary. That’s about the only difference I can think of right now.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    this won’t ruin christie’s chances for president. although this is mafia/chicago style ‘politicing,’ you still cannot compare this to hillary’s “what difference does it make?,” her lack of concern overall for and her stand-down order debacle of the benghazi murders, AND her puke-worthy admissions (in front of gates) of her purely political decision points regarding the troop surge.

    glenn is so wrong here. how quickly he forgets what kind of country we are now.

  • Anonymous

    OBAMA & CHRISTIE — CRIMINALS — CRIMINAL;S — CRIMINALS — – AN OTHER COUNTRY WOULD EXECUTE THE IMMEDIATLY — THOSE FILTHY RATS.

  • Anonymous

    An excellent choice for Surgeon General or Secretary of HHS! At least he would know what he was supposed to be in charge of!

  • Anonymous

    What about the children of people who live in a bordering state and work in New Jersey? No ‘in-state’ tuition for them, yet it is okay for someone who is NOT a legal citizen to receive in-state tuition? Not so sure about that little deal!

  • Anonymous

    What is it about ‘illegal’ that you don’t understand??
    We can forget about legal challenges…the judges have decided they are the sole owners of ‘truth’ – forget what millions of citizens vote for…only THEY know what is right…NOT!

  • Gdrake

    That person on the White House causes traffic jams wherever he goes.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly…every time the powers that be acknowledge an illegal has certain rights such as a driver’s license, they are contributing to the acceptance of the belief that someone breaking into another’s home and therefore the home is theirs!

    We are/were a nation of laws…BLIND JUSTICE…equally applied to ALL!

  • Anonymous

    I agree with mys77 – Ted Cruz has strong conservative values and the brains and presentation style to deal with whatever the dems want to throw at him! His beliefs are firmly rooted and will not wither under attack.

  • Anonymous

    It is not the first time anyone has made mention of the unhealthy size of the New Jersey governor…in fact, I believe he, himself, has done so!

  • Dave

    If only the LSM would be as aggressive questioning Obama and his minions regarding the Obama Administration’s scandals.

  • Kathy Bamert

    Glenn you just became someone you claim to dislike. Snide remarks regarding personal appearance are extremely juvenile and just plain not nice or necessary.

  • Kathy Bamert

    He stayed so long so he could answer all of the questions posed to him by all of the reporters

  • Kathy Bamert

    I’ll try this again (got deleted by someone) By commenting on Christie’s weight you became someone you have claimed in the past to dislike. The title Fat and Furious was childish, unnecessary and just plain mean.

  • Center_Flank

    I agree! It almost appeared as if he was pointing out to Obama how he should have handled thinkgs…..the buck stops with me….. I take responsibility…..I fired people because they didn’t do their jobs….

  • Kathy Bamert

    I’ll try this again (got deleted by someone 2 times now) By commenting on Christie’s
    weight you became someone you have claimed in the past to dislike. The
    title Fat and Furious was childish, unnecessary and just plain mean.

  • Kathy Bamert

    I’ll try this again (got deleted by someone 3 times now) By commenting on Christie’s
    weight you became someone you have claimed in the past to dislike. The
    title Fat and Furious was childish, unnecessary and just plain mean.

  • Louis O Pupo

    Fat jokes are as wrong as racial, sex, religion etc. + you never see the left wingers bickering with each other…..we should not either. We should stick together or be quiet. United we stand, divided we fall.

  • Marge Simpson

    A 17-year-old boy has lived in NJ since he was 6 months old – his age when his parents entered the U.S. illegally and brought him along. He grew up in NJ, went to school grades K-12 in NJ, speaks English and sounds like he is from NJ, knows U.S. history and culture better than any other, knows no other home than NJ. Now he is graduating high school, with an A average, wants to go to college to become a research scientist and find a cure for cancer, but can’t because, unlike his classmates, he has to pay out-of-state tuition, which he can’t afford. What is it about fairness and compassion you don’t understand?

  • Marge Simpson

    I went to the link. Thus my reply about other states and challenges.

  • Marge Simpson

    That is absolutely not true.

  • Marge Simpson

    I would not expect children who live in one state to get in-state tuition in a different state. We’re talking about children who have been illegally brought into a state and who have lived in that state a required amount of time paying in-state tuition in that same state.

  • Marge Simpson

    Mean=No credibility

  • Anonymous

    I usually agree with you Glenn, but I do not believe that Christie was at the root of this awful event. He has done the right thing by firing the person and others that were involved. Not sure that would call him a real liberal type either. There are many fine Republicans that are not totally conservative in their things, but they usually stand with the conservatives on major issues. I am a Ronald Reagan Conservative, and I stand with conservative and Christian ideals. Let’s now throw Christie under the bus yet, let’s give him a chance to clean up this mess and do his job as Governor.
    sam-kd@msn.com

  • Randy Mac Girl

    Yeah, but funny :>

  • Anonymous

    “Hear they’re gonna tear him down and put up a parking garage where he’s standing.” Groucho Marx
    (I don’t care who you are…that’s funny!)

  • Kathy Bamert

    I’ll try this again (got deleted by someone 4 times now) By commenting on Christie’s
    weight you became someone you have claimed in the past to dislike. The
    title Fat and Furious was childish, unnecessary and just plain mean.

  • Jerry Sutton

    Glenn has joked about Himself== being Fat –thousands of times and his best friend Jeffy is always getting poked about his weight.. Glenn has laughed at jokes about his PLUS sizes many many times. Apparently some of you haven’t noticed or don’t watch or listen to him. Fat and Furious is a funny play on words done by a listener and is TRUE. Christy is not slim -he is FAT and he is definitely -FURIOUS. So where is the problem. I feel far more empathy for Jeffy and think if anything Pat and Stu and Glenn should back off a little even though Jeffy seems to like the attention.

  • Jerry Sutton

    I don’t ever remember the press pushing Romney. Remember the FLIP FLOPPER bullshit. His hair was too perfect, his family to white, he was too rich, he was a Mormon, ect ect.

  • The Blue Tail Gadfly

    I listened to Beck a few days ago stand with GLAAD because of what a Russian actor in Serbia said about homosexuals. Why doesn’t Glenn stand with obese people in stopping the hate?

    Glenn is only serving the politicians and limiting the true freedom of thought by doing this. His words, not mine.

    “Why are we putting each other in boxes? Why do we have to have
    categories for everything? I know, I know, I know, it makes it easier,
    but it also makes it easier to become bigoted. Putting us in categories
    only serves politicians and then limits us from the true freedom of
    thought.” ~Glenn Beck 01/07/14

  • fire lion

    Throwing Christie under the bus already? You do know that he is your only hope of getting the white house right?

    None of your wacked out tea party types are even going to dent Hillary.

  • fire lion

    A few people compared to the thousands dead and countless soldiers who cant wipe their own butt because Bush wanted a war. WMDs wha?

  • The Blue Tail Gadfly

    Your side advised us that McCain was the only who could win in 2008, then Mitt Romney is 2012. Not a good batting average…

    Thanks for trying to be helpful though. lol

  • Anonymous

    THIS ALL CAME OUT as Obama was leaving Hawaii to come back home. You see Michelle didn’t come back with him. She wanted to stay a few extra days in Hawaii to soak up more sun. Therefore, we have to pay around 500,000 for her to take her own plane back to Washington JUST FOR HER….. Yes, liberal news has this in the news about ‘traffic jams’ instead of that fact!

  • Guest

    If you don’t want Becks 2 cents worth, why are you here?

  • Janice Vincent

    Can you imagine Hilary and Bill in the White House again!! What a nightmare

  • Jarret Baney

    They reported how Romney was the best candidate for GOP up until he was the nominee. It was then fairly easy to unload all of the “rich Mormon, evil, flip flopping” low info ammunition the media had on standby.

  • Jarret Baney

    There is nothing the media/liberals want more than for GOP to nominate another jellyfish candidate. It’s time for a nominee that offers a stark conrast to what we have now, not just a choice of lesser evils. DEFUND GOP!!!

  • Mlsflt

    I agree with ya. I called out Beck awhile back on his name calling of a morbidly obese union head (Dem) in NYC. I am conservative and I don’t like most Dem’s I know, but, that doesn’t mean I think it is okay to berate them for being fat and start calling them names the way he did. Beck has become a hypocrite. Not very Christian like, even if it is the “Enemy”

  • Anonymous

    Hillary is also fat. Christie makes her look better. Hillary does’t want to run against a a slim attractive candidate like Obama. Democrats would vote for Christie in the primaries and then turn around and vote for Hillary in the election. The next fatest potential Republican candidate is Jeb Bush, but he is much more conservative than Christie.

  • Nick

    “Judge not lest ye be judged” – The George Washington bridge is under the jurisdiction of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey not Christ Christie. You mean to tell me that 1 guy can shut down 2 approach lanes for days without someone at Port Authority
    stepping in to see what is going on??? There is something else going on here ! ! ! Remember “watch what the other hand is doing”. I am disappointed that Glenn is so quick to crucify this guy even before the press conference. I would take Chris Christie over Hillary any day ! ! !

  • Anonymous

    He claims ignorance of the actions of people that are his responsibility.
    How presidential.

  • Anonymous

    The media is pretty sure that Hillary could beat him. They were probably hoping to save this scandal until later.

  • Anonymous

    He fired people because they got caught.

  • Anonymous

    One of these days you’d think the GOP would get it right and nominate an actual conservative for the job, at least they should. The fact that Christie is even being mentioned scares me to death. I don’t want to suffer even further under a Hillary Presidency. Why not nominate a REAL conservative like Rand Paul, Allen West or Trey Gowdy? Now THAT would be a candidate I could really support!

  • Anonymous

    Not to mention all of the secret service protection for the spoiled cow. And all of the locals being inconvenienced because they can’t get through on local roads.

  • Eric

    The fat jokes are so democrat, Glen. I thought you were better than that.

  • Anonymous

    “Conservatives need to run from Chris Christie,” Glenn declared. “This,
    again, is the quintessential example of why I’m against him. I can’t
    believe it, because he said all of the right things when he got in… He
    was great… Oh, no, how foolish were we?”

    I had to make a comment about Glenn’s “how foolish were we?” – As a conservative in New Jersey, and IF ANYONE HAD BOTHERED TO ASK A TEA PARTY CONSERVATIVE IN NJ, WE COULD HAVE TOLD YOU A LONG TIME AGO NOT TO BE FOOLISH OVER CHRISTIE. Sheesh.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I live in NJ, and I don’t think he had to hug barry.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I live in NJ, and I don’t think he had to hug barry.

  • Anonymous

    Completely agree.

  • Anonymous

    Completely agree.

  • Jan W Evans

    Surely, Hillary does LOVE this, but we must never let her slide under the radar for Benghazi!!!!

  • Anonymous

    It isn’t just about compassion and fairness. You can’t just cherry pick which illegal aliens you’re going to give a break to and which ones you aren’t without respect to following the law. We have immigration laws for a reason and they need to be followed, otherwise you send a message to all potential border jumpers that if you sneak into America and become a good and productive citizen then you will be rewarded with all the rights and privileges of legal citizens and then some. Of course there are the exceptions who are valedictorians, etc., but that doesn’t mean we should automatically give them a path to citizenship. I realize the laws may not seem exactly fair, but they are what they are and we either need to follow them or change them accordingly.

  • Hanna Sciacca

    Thank you, I soo agree with you,I think He is doing a great job for N.J.and I do hope he will be our next president.!

  • Anonymous

    I also have a problem with all of it. What kind of dismays me is seeing Bill Baroni’s name on so many of the e-mails. He is local to where I live, and I thought he was a good guy…now I am wondering. I also don’t care for Christie (though he was hands down better for NJ than Corzine or Buono), but I’ll offer this:

    1) If Christie was behind this “bridge-gate” scandal, he does not appear
    to have done something like this before. So why now? And why try to
    punish the mayor of Fort Lee by punishing the drivers on Interstate
    route 80 and the George Washington Bridge – the mayor of Fort Lee
    doesn’t control that. I would think there are better ways to get back at an opponent without making commuters suffer.

    2) The Republicans are once again MISSING an opportunity to point out that Jon Corzine, former dem governor HAS in fact hurt the public to try to get his way. He deliberately closed state parks and the like in order to anger the citizens to try and get them to pressure their reps to pass financial points he wanted when we had a budget impasse.

    3) Someone else – a big time democrat did the same thing – only worse by keeping Americans away from open air public parks and monuments, went so far as to try and close private businesses, closed off roadside stops to prevent views of monuments, even had some people arrested, and then had the nerve to allow ILLEGAL ALIENS to protest in the very same parks that were off-limits to the taxpaying citizens………..now just who could that have been? Oh yeah, obama, using a typical dem tactic.

    But who gets the national news? A so-called Republican who may or may not have ordered something so stupid. I don’t care for Christie, but the man ain’t stupid – I am having a difficult time believing he would do something that would hurt the public rather than his “enemy”. It doesn’t seem to fit his record or personality.

  • Anonymous

    At this point in my life – I don’t care. I have no heart for them. The illegal alien children should NOT be allowed in our schools. PERIOD. This is just one more thing that ATTRACTS illegals in the first place, and it is a REWARD for breaking the law. So I disagree with your “whoa there”. We all agree that the kids didn’t decide one day to just cross the border and come to the USA illegally, but that should not be the point.

  • Anonymous

    Cruz / West ticket or, West/Cruz.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, hey Pot, have you eaten Kettle?

    Fat and crazy people have no room to call other people fat and crazy.

  • Anonymous

    You’re a bunch of disgusting old fatbodies with tufts of hair growing out of your noses. This site is hilarious, though. Expect me.

  • Anonymous

    Especially since Beck has more chins than the Mandarin restaurant down the street from work.

  • Anonymous

    WMD’s= chemical warfare

  • Marge Simpson

    Phil, I do not disagree with you. And I do question the benefits illegal aliens receive. Your last line is exactly right, and I think some laws need to be changed. Some need to be changed to make it more difficult for illegal aliens, and others need to be changed to be more compassionate. I have seen first-hand the anguish, the fear of being separated from family, the fear of the future that these young people have. Sometimes they didn’t even know they were not citizens or legal residents until it came time to get a driver’s license. I’ve had my say. Thanks for the discussion, and have a good weekend! (BTW, I am not a resident of or live in NJ, I am certainly not happy with everything Christie has done, I consider myself a conservative, and think Obama should be impeached.)

  • Nancy Bell

    Yes the press is foolish

  • Marge Simpson

    Thom, whether it should be the point or not, these kids are here and don’t deserve punishment. I do understand your frustration or anger. And I do hope you find your heart. Have a good weekend!

  • Anonymous

    Why not both?

  • loweredd

    Newt is as much a Progressive as Chris is.

  • Anonymous

    You also have a good weekend – I have my heart, but it just won’t bleed for illegals. I believe that our country’s success and future as a Constitutional Republic has three major enemies and all are within our borders: illegal aliens, communists (aka the DNC and some so-called Republicans) and islam.

  • Anonymous

    As Grand New Jersey Poet Yogi Berra once said “It’s ain’t over till it’s over” Bridgegate ain’t over and will not be for some time and we have not even discussed the Fat Lady singing yet.

  • Anonymous

    The only people who are making it hard on these kids are the parents who decided to break the laws of this country, (knowingly, deliberately), and ignore the long term consequences to thier children. We used to be a country of laws and now instead of enforcing the laws, we make excuses and look for loopholes to excuse illegal acts. We can be compassionate, but we aren’t responsible for the suffering of these children. It falls squarely on the shoulders of thier irresponsible parents..

  • Anonymous

    The same Allen West that shot a pistol near a detainees Head ? That guy Ha Ha he should be in Prison BTW-Remember when he tried to get reelected ?

  • Anonymous

    How about someone that believes Gays have equal rights and Woman have the right to make there own medical choices?

  • asybot

    that’s racists the triad will come for you soon

  • Anonymous

    I agree ThomNJ. A handshake would have suffice. NJ was hit bad and in no way Fed Goverment could ignore and not send aid! It wasnt BO’s money that was sent to NJ (so why should the Gov be grateful to BO and hug him?) and all affected states. It is taxpayers $$$. Dont get me wrong I am not implying that aid should have not have gone to NJ and other affected states. I have not problem with that.

    ps: when disaster strick somewhere all Presidents visit the site in some shape or form. It is their duty as POTUS. I can understand if it was BO’s personal $$$ that went there but it wasnt!

  • Anonymous

    I heard stories here at my company about a reporter who wrote newspaper articles that were completely fabricated. Absolute lies. Was that the editor’s fault? The stories were turned in on time, they looked plausible and they read well. Sure it’s ultimately the editor’s responsibility, but employees, children, spouses, co-workers sometimes make bad decisions all on their own without the knowledge of employers, parents, the other spouse and fellow colleagues.

  • Anonymous

    Glen – I’m so disappointed in you for the graphic that accompanied this piece. The Fat and Furious? How childish and rude. I thought you were better than resorting to tasteless humor and name calling. I expect you to be above the fray – how sad that you are no better than the folks who call each other nasty names on both sides of the aisle. This is just one more reason I’m glad I cancelled my subscription to the Blaze TV program. Tsk tsk tsk.

  • Bobby Jack Keesee

    Wrong. Even some conservative talk show hosts are pushing him.

  • Anonymous

    We need a REAL conservative who has some b@lls! They can’t be scared of the media, they can’t be scared of being called a racists, sexist, homophop, because even though you aren’t, they will paint you as being one! And Good Lord, don’t apologize and be weak. And most of all…DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY!!! Because if you do that, people will follow you!!

  • Anonymous

    Ever hear about …Vince Foster?

  • Anonymous

    Completely agree with you.

  • Igor Shafarevich

    Since prices serve as the free market’s communications beacons, government attempts to set prices of goods and services distort the signals that guide market players.

  • Tiffany Kincaid

    Good story but I hate the title! If I weren’t already in love with this network it would totally turn me off! If you’re going to bash Christie, there’s enough to bash with his character alone. No need to put in a low jab about weight; it’s just not classy.

  • Feet2Fire

    Nobody seriously believes that Christie could win the presidency, regardless of WHO is running on the other side. The concept that Christie is the “front runner” is MSM baloney. People need to STOP taking directives from MSM! Start finding–or creating–a VIABLE CANDIDATE who will RESTORE AMERICA.

  • Feet2Fire

    We need a viable CONSERVATIVE candidate. Where is he or she?

  • Feet2Fire

    Let’s hope that NEWT does not resurface… Nor any BUSHES or CLINTONS or WESLEY CLARKS or HUCKABEES! Good Grief! AMERICA, find a candidate who can WIN and RESTORE AMERICA.

  • Feet2Fire

    Glenn should’ve said “How foolish was I?” More accurate.
    And he should NOT have bad-mouthed ROMNEY the way he did, like the way the wnd.com guy Joseph Farah did, discouraging people from voting for Mitt. Romney would have SOLVED half our problems by now, had he WON… and some believe he SHOULD HAVE WON, but that FRAUD & CHEATING is what really “won.”

  • Feet2Fire

    Then they are IDIOTS! There is no way that greasy, fat, dirty-looking NJ jerk is EVER gonna be President of the United States. Stop wasting our time, energy, patience and goodwill on this stupid MYTH.

  • Feet2Fire

    True, and REPUBS & INDEPENDENTS had better keep harping on that, lest America forget. But that does NOT mean we want to see that creepy guy from NJ in the running. America SURELY has better to offer than that guy.

  • Feet2Fire

    Anybody who looks like Christie, even AFTER he’s been dieting, had surgery, etc. to shed a few pounds, reveals a lack of personal DISCIPLINE. We’ve already had enough of that in the White House. We need a VIABLE candidate who is capable of DISCIPLINE AND HARD WORK to restore America. (Somebody like Mitt Romney comes to mind! LOL. Too bad so many people felt “too pure” to vote for a Mormon last time around. If Mitt had won, half our problems would’ve been solved by now.)

  • Feet2Fire

    So what? Christie is NOT presidential material. “PERIOD. END OF STORY.”

  • Feet2Fire

    Glory hound. The guy shows a total lack of self-discipline in everything he does.

  • Feet2Fire

    Bingo. Christie is a self-serving (in more ways than one) would-be ‘tough guy’ from New Jersey. He is not presidential material. We all need to stop pretending he is, and start looking for a REAL candidate who can WIN the White House back for America.

  • Feet2Fire

    Beck ought to stop trying to persuade people to vote as he determines. He’s been wrong too many times; he flipflops and changes his mind AFTER he’s damaged possible candidates, like he did with Romney last time. Just go back to boiling frogs, Glenn. You were far more effective in the old days when you were a thorn in the side of a renegade administration than you are in telling America who to vote for.

  • Feet2Fire

    His little love-fest did damage to OUR CAUSE, and America will not forget it. NJ could’ve gotten the help they needed without all the lovey-dovey bullcrap. We need a REAL candidate, not just another glory-hound like Christie.

  • Feet2Fire

    Exactly.

  • Feet2Fire

    But apt.

  • Feet2Fire

    Whether he was implicated or not, he is NOT presidential material and we need to stop acting like he is. We already have a divisive guy in the Oval Office. Let’s don’t get off on the wrong foot and start up with a divisive candidate! We don’t need two years of squabbling about BRIDGE-GATE! Let’s hope Christie comes out of his delusions of grandeur about any run for the presidency and we can find a REAL VIABLE CANDIDATE.

  • Feet2Fire

    “The sins of the fathers are visited upon the children…”

    Ever hear that one? Your fictional 17-year-old sounds like quite the paragon of virtue. Bet he does NOT exist anywhere in this country. More likely, he’s a run-wild, tattooed, gang member who sells drugs and poses a threat to law-abiding citizens. We see far more of THOSE kind of “innocent children of illegals” than your kind.

    ILLEGALS should NOT be awarded anything, until they right the wrongs they’ve committed. Period.

  • Anonymous

    I’d let them impeach him and during the impeachment hearings I’d be sure to maneuver the Democrats into saying on tape as much as possible that someone in a position of power can’t use his power to get revenge on people who vote against him. Get them to site specific laws that say this. Let the Democrats do all the work for you. Be sure to allow cameras and get them on tape. Then use the same laws to put forth impeachment hearing against Obama for using the IRS to go after political foes. What difference does it make if Obama’s girlfriend Christie is impeached? He’s probably gazing at photographs of him running on the beach holding hands with Obama and wondering where it went wrong. Maybe like Valerie Trierweiler Christie will check himself into the hospital for depression then release a statement saying he forgives Obama.

  • Marge Simpson

    Feet, the only fictional part of my example is that he doesn’t live in NJ, is now in his early 20s, and is close to having legal status. He is married to one of my relatives, and they have a baby. He works full time in addition to going to school. When he was laid off due to downsizing, he took the first job he could get while he searched for a better one, which he did find. I have never before seen such a work ethic and attitude of responsibility. I know there are many like those you described, and what I say won’t change your mind. But I assure you the one I described DOES exist, and he is not the only one of that calibre I know.

  • Anonymous

    Agree completely.

  • Anonymous

    Spot on.

  • Anonymous

    Newt is an establishment RINO now. He’s sucked every drop of blood out of taxpayers that was possible, and the prog propagandists in the so-called “MSM” would have made minced-meat out of him. Senator Cruz, on the other hand, is looking better and better, having just hired the staffer (P.Teller) that was fired by House RINOs: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/01/13/ted-cruzs-latest-move-is-likely-to-anger-some-house-gop-leaders/

  • Anonymous

    I am aware Newt is a rino, but he was a tough rino. Btw, my favorite is Cruz, he’s giving up his dual citizenship. Guess he’s planning to throw his hat into the ring.

  • Anonymous

    I am aware Newt is a rino, but he was a tough rino. Btw, my favorite is Cruz, he’s giving up his dual citizenship. Guess he’s planning to throw his hat into the ring.

  • Feet2Fire

    Well, good for him. And his wife and kid. But an illegal is an illegal and should NOT be awarded any LEGAL BENEFITS. Period.

  • Jean Payne

    He sure is presidential. What, do you think Hillary and her “what does it matter now they died” skit make her more presidential? Ralph Cramden has more class than either of the Clintons.

  • Feet2Fire

    Interesting choice, Ralph Cramden… Subliminal maybe–as he and C.C. have a lot in common. HAH!
    NO, NEITHER HILLARY NOR C.C. ARE PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL. PERIOD. People need to quit lapping up the pablum that MSM is dishing out. We need a TRUE AMERICAN to run for the presidency. WHERE IS HE OR SHE? It’s neither of the current names being tossed around, that’s for sure.

  • Igor Shafarevich

    While liberty is not democracy, democratic methods can support liberty where they offer us input into the decisions that affect our liberty.

  • mike

    I live in n.j. I am heartbroken……I had such hopes for him……

    :-[