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Bible Thumper Thumped!

By tmcbpatriot | September 5, 2013 | No Comments

Caught this the other day. Can you imagine this country if we had thoughtful politicians such as this? What a different, more intelligent place this would be. But I dream. Anyway, check out the Australian Prime Minister responding to a close minded, backwards-ass, Christian Bible thumper who “understands” only the parts of the Bible that fit his simple, closed minded world view, and his public thumping by a man far smarter and more thoughtful than he can ever hope to be:

Rand Paul Is F**king Crazy

By tmcbpatriot | September 1, 2013 | 4 Comments

rand-paul-is-crazyRand Paul was on Meet The Press today and here’s how that went down:

WASHINGTON – Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday portrayed the current conflict in Syria as one between the government of President Bashar Al Assad, who Paul said “has protected Christians for a number of decades,” and “Islamic rebels,” who Paul said “have been attacking Christians” and are aligned with Al Qaeda.

You want to read that again? Something that nutty might not sink in the first time. I’ll wait.

So like I was saying, Rand Paul is fucking crazy! You’d have to be crazy to go on television and say that the president of Syria is really just a misunderstood, Christian loving, swell guy. I am not going to start promoting going to war on this or any other blog, but for a Republican to defend a dictator who “gassed his own people ©” — Copyright Republican, 2001-2008 — and deflecting his atrocities by saying he adores Christians is just downright, off the wagon, wingnuttery of the third kind.

What’s his goal in saying this? To prove that he truly hates war? To prove that he is as libertarian as he wants to be? To sound a dog whistle to Evangelicals for 2016? Do Evangelicals even still exist? Last time I heard about them Friends was still making new episodes. Well, according to this story on Huffpost that is exactly what he is doing:

So far this year, Rand Paul has traveled to Israel, spoken to a number of evangelical groups, and invited the Christian Broadcasting Network into his home for a special half-hour program called “At Home with Rand Paul.”

You see what I mean? Dude is a whack job of the highest order. And he wants to be president! That reminds me. I am going to now update my previous post here by adding that with Obama playing the war hawk on Syria he has also managed to splinter the Republican party into two groups: the Isolationists, starring Rand Paul, and the Neo-Con’s For War Who Are Against Obama Party©, Copyright Tmcbpatriot, just now.

In keeping with my previous post, I guess this is really more like a royal flush. Nice hand, Mr. President! Might be time for Republicans to think about cashing in their chips and going home.  

Obama, The Poker Master at Work

By tmcbpatriot | August 31, 2013 | No Comments

malkovich-want-a-cookie-roundersSo Obama wants to go into Syria and kick some middle eastern butt, and he’s willing to do it alone. Man, that sounds like a man on fire! A man enraged! A man with a plan! A man who is saying to Assad: “I’m sick of your shit and I’m not gonna take it anymore, beatch!”

That’s great! You go President Obama! You go in there and tell that Syrian monster what’s what! BAM! BIFF! POW! OOF! THWACK! You are Batman, Mr. President, or Batman is you. I can’t tell which.

Nevertheless, there is one thing I’d like to say about all of this, Mr. President, before we go tearassing into another country for another decade. You see, I’m not really buying any of it.

In order for me to do that I would first have to believe that you have gone crazy and/or decided to go rogue. But then, no president in their right mind would ever take this approach, not while also taking themselves seriously. This has to be some kind of political theater you have going on here, right? You can’t actually be responding to this Syrian madman by angrily raising your fists into the air while shouting: “America will not lie down to tyranny and terrorists and we will spread Democracy to every corner of the globe and warm you in her beautiful, buxom bosom!”

You can’t actually be willing to bomb the shit out of Syria for real, like you are Bruce Willis in Die Hard 2 With a Vengeance. It has to be something else. The truth must be that you want to scare the crap put of a certain group of people into believing you are the “don’t fuck with me” president. Perhaps all of this is just posturing to show the GOP that you mean business.

And maybe with only a month to go before Obamacare officially goes public you want to move the focus away from what will essentially be your legacy and give politicians and voters something else to talk about for a while, like an R rated action movie starring an angry black man with an itchy trigger finger, for instance.

It’s a brilliant move and also a great hand to be dealt about now. It leaves Republicans with a decision and a problem. Republicans have to either support a war mongering president, like they used to do, or fall over themselves to make Obama look like an incompetent fool, out of control and reckless. It’s almost as if Obama is challenging Republicans to be true to their war loving ways or say out loud that another man who “gassed his own people” should be given a pass because the man who wants to go after him is not smart enough as president to know what the hell he is doing.

That’s awesome! You have to admit. That takes skill and mastery of political poker to corner your opponent like that. Republicans are so tangled up in this game that the odds are really not in their favor. Hell, this week people like Don Rumsfeld went on television and nearly defended Assad! That is like Republicans saying to the president: “we will see your war posturing and raise you insanity times 50!” Republicans are like Teddy KGB from Rounders saying to the president: “Mr. Son of a bitch, let’s play some cards!”

Aces full, Barry?

Not so fast. There is something else going on here that is quite interesting too. While Republicans are trying their hardest to hurt Obama with all of their warnings about going to war too soon and being foolhardy in his approach, they are also showing the country and the world their tell. By going against Obama’s desire to attack Syria they are admitting that going into Iraq was a gigantic blunder. They are telling us that going into Syria will be a disaster too and will cost us thousands of lives and trillions of dollars that we cannot afford. It’s as if they are shouting from the rooftops: “This time around we Republicans are not going to let another clusterfuck occur in the Middle East on our watch, at least not without first knowing for sure if “curveball” is telling us the truth or not.

Now that’s masterful political poker, is it not? Is Obama really that good? Kind of makes me wonder if Obama is separating his oreo cookie right about now, if the president has flopped the nut straight, if the president is saying to his opponent: “in my club, I will splash the pot whenever the fuck I please.”

Well now it’s your move, Republicans. But I’d be careful, if I were you. Don’t start feeling too satisfied with yourselves just yet. From the looks of it, Obama can go on busting you up all night.

The RNC: Once Again In A Fight To The Death…With Itself

By tmcbpatriot | August 18, 2013 | No Comments


…save me from myself,
purge me of this love…
…so that I can defend her.
I fight against myself.

That scene from Excalibur — one the greatest films ever made by the way — reminded me of something the RNC did this past week. Once again they have fallen deep for their love of stupidity and awoke to find themselves naked, impaled, bleeding and scared to death.

If you recall, the other day Reince Priebus announced that the RNC doesn’t “have time for the media’s games.” As a result, “The Republican National Committee (RNC) voted unanimously…to pull the group’s partnership with NBC and CNN for the 2016 GOP presidential primary debates, unless the networks kill their planned films on Hillary Clinton.”

Now, when you read stories like this your first thought might be that these guys are insane. You may also think that they are being totally hypocritical. After all, Reince Priebus and the RNC are FOX minions who placate every last whim of that organization in order to curry favor during elections. While both of these thoughts are totally valid and correct, this move by the RNC is also quite telling. It says in one instant that not only do a lot of people watch CNN and NBC, but it also proves that the GOP is quite aware of it and is also quite aware of how insane their party has become.

In GOP world candidates say whatever they want on tv. It’s edited and re-edited out of existence later. They also want you to believe that CNN and NBC have no viewers. If you read the comments on any right wing blog pertaining to television news you will find a common thread about FOX having the most viewers while CNN, NBC, MSNBC and all the rest are just leftist, faux news organizations whose viewership consists of Micheal Moore, Jane Fonda and Rachel Maddow’s lesbian friends.

For those folks there is only one truly “fair and balanced” channel:


You see, for people who see FOX as the only network that can be trusted to provide “fair and balanced” coverage they also believed that nobody could beat the Wiz. In other words if it’s copyrighted it must be true.

The Republican party wants you to take it seriously. They want you to believe that they have lifted Excalibur from the stone. They want you to believe that their party is the party of ideas and jobs and morality while constantly careening off the rails and not now knowing quite what to do about it.

If you drill into people’s heads day after day that FOX is the only channel with the most viewers then why bother bringing it up at all? Could it be that Republicans know that these stations are watched by millions and that they happily provide Republicans with an unedited venue to talk their crazy talk and ample rope with which to hang themselves? In full HD?

I am sure the RNC sits around daydreaming of a world in which Rick Perry never tried to count to three, where Niggerhead was just a ranch and where Ted Nugent is taken seriously. For the rest of us, we can only hope this story is like some Groundhog Day comedy that continuous to treat us to the outrageous spectacle of Republican candidates being hung politically by their own words, one by one, like knights on a futile quest for an imaginary grail.

Nevertheless, I have to say there is a downside to all of this. If the the RNC’s decision to ban NBC and CNN from the 2016 debates really sticks, I may finally have to get cable. I mean, there is no way I could miss the GOP impaling itself again and again while I get to laughingly shout my favorite quote of their own King Arthur: “Well, there you go again.” I tell ya, it just doesn’t get better than that.


Hannah Anderson Kidnapping Story Will Be One For The Books

By tmcbpatriot | August 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

hannah-anderson-kidnappingI’m not a conspiracy guy. I mean, I do love a good conspiracy every now and then. But not because I believe them. I am just fascinated with what people can come up with. The latest conspiracy taking hold is the result of the recent story of a 16 year old girl who was kidnapped by her insane uncle after he tortured and killed her mother and younger brother and then burned his own house down.

Some people, like yours truly, are now starting to think there may be more to this story than just a good ol’ fashioned torture, murder, arson, kidnapping yarn featuring an underage, defenseless hottie. What I mean to say is, I am expecting the story to go something like this:

The girl and her uncle were doing it and having this whole secret love affair. However, the girls family was getting in the way of her love for her man so they decided to lure them to his house, torture them, kill them and then destroy the evidence in a blazing fire. They would then head off together into the great wide open and live a happy life. Only, things didn’t turn out so well. I guess they forgot about the dad or the police or something. Anyway, after running off together into the wilderness the uncle is killed by the FBI during a daring rescue operation. The girl, now knowing that the jig is up, simply uses this unbelievable opportunity to just pin it all on him! I mean, she’s as insane and sociopathic as he was. She’s just going with plan b.

Of course, I could just be imagining things. But then why is the media making such a big story out of it? Is it because we are in the late summer news doldrums? Is Egypt just bumming everyone out? No, I think it’s because they know this is going to turn into the next Dateline NBC episode of the decade. It’s going to be a story about a hot, Britney Spears looking 16 year old, with big breasts, doing it with her dangerous older uncle who goes crazy, kills her whole family and then runs off with her into the wild to continue having uninterrupted sex. I mean, if that’s not a totally made for TV mini-series then I don’t know what is.

The news shows are going to make alot of money when this story blows up. If it doesn’t? If there’s no story here? Then I guess I will be thrown onto the “truther” pile with all the others conspiracy nuts while Hannah fends off offers to do porno when she turns 18.

Stay tuned to this one.

Ain’t It The F***king Truth?

By tmcbpatriot | August 1, 2013 | No Comments


Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

By tmcbpatriot | July 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

Does anyone even read this blog? If you’re out there, this ones for you!

Reince Priebus is Monty Brewster

By tmcbpatriot | July 20, 2013 | No Comments

brewsters-millions-reince-preibusSo, a funny thing happened back in March of this year. The headline to this story really speaks for itself:

“Reince Priebus: RNC Planning $10 Million Minority Outreach.”

Funny right? After this past week of Zimmerman verdicts and Ted Nugent saying Zimmerman should sue Trayvon Martin’s parents for pain and suffering, no, seriously, he said that, I really thought it was 1985 all over again and I was watching a movie from my childhood.

Reince, it turns out, is Monty Brewster. He has to blow $10 million trying to get blacks to like the GOP in order to get the real prize of $100 million dollars; paid for by white, wealthy individual donors in their respective states looking to influence 2014 elections.

That has to be it because there is no other logical explanation for why the GOP would spend all that money trying to reach black people. And $10 million? Nigga, please. That’s chump change! You want to reach black people you have do put your money where your mouth is. Unfortunately for the GOP, their mouth is filled with all sorts of racist shit.

The way the plot goes, Reince is not allowed to tell anybody why he blew the $10 mil or he loses it all. Further, once spent he must also have nothing to show for it. Based on the RNC’s track record with black people, you would think that would be easy.

But this week Warren Cox, played here by George Zimmerman’s trial, fucked that up for the RNC. The trial and its verdict proved that Republicans do have something to show for their efforts. They have given black people yet another reminder as to why never to vote for them. The blatant racism Republicans have shown this past week, along with their utter contempt and distain for Trayvon Martin and his parents, ensures that black people will go to the polls in 2014, look at the selection of GOP candidates before them, and loudly and proudly shout in unison “none of the above!”

As far as remakes go, this one is a classic.

And tell me that’s not Rupert Murdoch.


The Right’s Lack of Emotional Intelligence

By tmcbpatriot | July 14, 2013 | No Comments

punch-in-the-face-emotional-intelligenceWhat is Emotional Intelligence? “Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, while others claim it is an inborn characteristic…The ability to manage emotions effectively is a key part of emotional intelligence. Regulating emotions, responding appropriately and responding to the emotions of others are all important aspect of emotional management.”

Now, when you put this definition to the test this week I think it becomes obviously clear that those on the right are devoid of this type of intelligence. For example: the other day Roberto Calderoli, an Italian Politician, compared the First Black Minister Cecile Kyenge to an Orangutan:

“I love animals – bears and wolves, as everyone knows – but when I see the pictures of Kyenge I cannot but think of, even if I’m not saying she is one, the features of an orangutan…” 

“Most of the racist taunts – “Congolese monkey”, “Zulu” and “the black anti-Italian” – have come from far-right groups.”

That he thinks this is one thing. That he said it out loud within earshot of a journalist is quite another. Here in America, we have very similar problems. For example, after George Zimmerman was acquitted yesterday it was praised by folks like Ann Coulter and Geraldo Rivera who said about the jurors on the case:

“I see those six ladies in the jury putting themselves on that rainy night, in that housing complex that has just been burglarized by three or four different groups of black youngsters from the adjacent community. So it’s a dark night, a 6-foot-2-inch, hoodie-wearing stranger is in the immediate housing complex. How would the ladies of that jury have reacted? I submit that if they were armed, they would have shot and killed Trayvon Martin a lot sooner than George Zimmerman did. This is self defense.”

Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’Mara couldn’t help himself either: “If George Zimmerman Were Black ‘He Never Would’ve Been Charged With A Crime’.”

What the…what?

Now in all fairness, liberals are by no means innocent of racism or having bad thoughts about people who may be different from them. The O.J. trial proved that fact while black men are incarcerated in record numbers without nary a mention. But the biggest differentiator separating the knuckle-draggers from the rest of us is that those on the left don’t usually say these things in the public space, on the record, in print, on the teevee machine or on a daily basis.

According to the leading psychologists on the subject of EI, Dr. Peter Salovey and Dr. John D. Mayer:

“The lowest level branch [of emotional intelligence] concerns the (relatively) simple abilities of perceiving and expressing emotion. In contrast, the highest level branch concerns the conscious, reflective regulation of emotion.”

So is the bottom line that the right has mental ability at the lowest levels of EI?

“Emotionally intelligent individuals accurately perceive their emotions and use integrated, sophisticated approaches to regulate them as they proceed toward important goals (Salovey & Mayer 201).”

As far as I can tell the left will not be rioting over the Zimmerman decision. I imagine there will be protests, but they will most likely be peaceful, without guns and without signs that instruct us to “water the tree of liberty with the blood of tyrants” or some other such nonsense. That stuff is best saved for those devoid of EI. Thanks to this weeks news cycle it has become easy to see who is who.


Another Zimmerman Bob Dylan Can Be Proud Of

By tmcbpatriot | July 14, 2013 | No Comments

bob-dylan-zimmermanThe verdict is in and it is of O.J. proportions. I am proud to say I did not spend one second of my time watching the trial, nor did I care much for that Zimmerman fella. He’s really been hitting the mess hall since this whole hullabaloo began, huh? I’m just saying the dude is chubby.

So, what now? Let me tell you what now. ‘Ol George is now a free man. He’s free to walk the streets once again and perhaps even become honorary sheriff of that town where he does that watchmen thing.

But before that happens, I am thinking that if I were George Zimmerman I would want to cash in on this as quickly as possible. So what does the future hold for the mall cop? I am guessing a book deal, an “exclusive” interview on FOX, speaking engagements at NRA conventions, and, I am sure, backstage passes to any Ted Nugent concert, and I mean ANY.

So, let me make sure I have it straight. One kid is dead while another is alive and soon to be making money off of him. George Zimmerman will probably get his gun back and be given a raise. Jodi Arias and Zimmerman may do a porno together and Nancy Grace will have to find another  group of dead people to exploit.

Sounds about normal for a Saturday evening to me.

States Passing Insane Abortion Rules….Please Proceed.

By tmcbpatriot | July 12, 2013 | No Comments

please-proceed-mitt-romney-abortionFrom the AP: This time when the Texas Senate takes up tough new abortion restrictions, the chamber’s top Republican is determined not to let anything – or anyone – derail a vote.

To this I say, “please proceed.”

If you follow politics then you know Republican’s are great at only one thing, winning elections. They’ll do anything to win. They will make up stories, lie, cheat, redistrict, disenfranchise, you name it.

Abortion is no different.

Remember during the last round of Presidential debates when President Obama let Romney hang himself on his failed Benghazi gotcha attempt?:

“”Please proceed, governor,” Obama told Romney when his foe pressed him on whether he called the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi an “act of terror” the next day.”

Democrats know that when ever Republicans get their way things go south very quickly. Economies crumble, buildings are destroyed, wars spring up, bridges collapse, people suffer, and on and on. The abortion issue will be no different. They always forget that their base of insane, low-thinking men and their crazy subservient woman is not representative of the country. They are a minority whose education of guns makes them think they are smarter while the rest of us know it just means they are more dangerous.

It is time once again to hand the keys over to the crazies who demand a turn at the wheel. I say we give it to them and just strap on our seat belts and scream. They will crash and burn, that much is certain, albeit at the expense of women and their safety and health. But it won’t be the first time and as long as there is a Republican party it may just be a necessary evil to get them out of the way once again.

I am sorry for all the women who will be affected by the Republicans’ irresponsibility and inability to understand basic concepts of decency, but if we are to ever rid ourselves of their threats and their desire to govern away the rights of woman, and everyone else for that matter, we must get past this latest travesty, hold our breath and just simply say to them “please proceed.”

More of The Same – Caption Contest

By tmcbpatriot | July 7, 2013 | No Comments

It’s getting harder to tell where these photos originate from, so I thought I would share a few ideas and see if you can tell which is correct.

  1. Middle east?
  2. Mets just gave up a no hitter?
  3. Justin Bieber did not do a third encore?
  4. The closing number of Fiddler on the Roof just before intermission?
  5. The price of coffee just dropped at the Merc?



Seriously, why do they even bother sending photographers to this region anymore? The images can be from almost any year for any reason.


Coloradans Say Goodbye To Extended Erections

By tmcbpatriot | June 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

Behold! “The final opportunity to shoot high-capacity magazines in the state of Colorado before a ban on 15-round clips goes into effect on Monday. Does this guy realize that his extended clip is blatantly homo-erotic? Gun lovers are so silly, it’s downright embarrassing.


Ernie & Bert Support Disenfranchisement. Who Knew?

By tmcbpatriot | June 30, 2013 | No Comments


Seems Ernie and Bert favor disenfranchising black voters. Who would have guessed?





Republicans Are Not Scared of Guns, Only Gays.

By tmcbpatriot | June 30, 2013 | No Comments

What a world we live in when people support the spread of dangerous weapons without the slightest hint of regulation but will fight tooth and nail to stop gay people from marrying. I wonder which of these two issues Jesus would object to more? And if we were living in Biblical times wouldn’t Republicans consider Jesus to be an occupying, long haired tree hugger?

I am going to make a prediction that 10 years from now the number of gays marrying will be a footnote compared to those killed by guns. I wonder which of these will have made this country worse off?


Malware Found And Removed

By tmcbpatriot | June 29, 2013 | 2 Comments

To anyone who may have visited this site in Google Chrome and found a malware screen blocking entry, I apologize. This was an issue with a link I had on the right hand side of the page.

Kind of proud of myself for finding it and it has been removed. Anywho…

What Do Rob Halford And The NSA Have In Common?

By tmcbpatriot | June 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

rob_halfordThe other day ThinkProgress had a piece that went like this: A citizenry that’s constantly on guard for secret, unaccountable surveillance is one that’s constantly being remade along the lines the state would prefer. [French social theorist Michel] Foucault illustrated this point by reference to a hypothetical prison called the Panopticon. Designed by utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham, the Panopticon is a prison where all cells can be seen from a central tower shielded such that the guards can see out but the prisoners can’t see in. The prisoners in the Panopticon could thus never know whether they were being surveilled, meaning that they have to, if they want to avoid running the risk of severe punishment, assume that they were being watched at all times. Thus, the Panopticon functioned as an effective tool of social control even when it wasn’t being staffed by a single guard.

Ugh. I swear, sometimes I think people just need something to talk about. This NSA non-story and all the hullabaloo around Panopticons and evil government plots to imprison our minds reminds me alot of Rob Halford of Judas Priest.

What, I have to explain this? Oh, ok.

You see, when I was 15 I was a huge Judas Priest fan. I, and alot of others like me, loved to watch Rob Halford prance around on stage and in videos donned head to toe in leather because, gosh darn it, he was bad-ass. I have to admit, putting it together that he was gay never really dawned on me. Say what you will, but most metal heads back then did not give it much thought. The fact that he wore only tight leather and carried whips on stage just made me think he was totally metal. Little did I know that he was actually telling the world year after year that he was headed to a gay bar right after the show.

When he finally came out years later, or I should say, when he finally said it out loud, we all sort of went meh…It’s not as if it was a surprise, but since he never came right out and told us we all just either ignored it, figured it was true, did not want to believe it, or honestly thought the leather was just something he liked to wear for comfort. In other words, we were young and naive and not really aware of how the world worked.

This NSA thing reminds me alot of Rob Halford. Knowing as fact that the NSA was and is spying on us is really getting somewhat of a “meh” reaction too. I mean, let’s compare: It’s not as if it was a surprise that the government is looking at everything we do, but since the NSA never came right out and said it we all just either ignored it, figured it was true, did not want to believe it, or honestly thought that twitter and Facebook were things only our followers and friends could see.

I guess the only thing that is different is that we are no longer young. We still, however, seem to miss what was right in front of us the whole time. You were smarter than all of us Rob Halford, and obviously still are.

Rock on dude!


Source: Gunman Had Mental Issues

By tmcbpatriot | June 8, 2013 | 1 Comment

Santa Monica, California (CNN) — The gunman’s rampage began at a home in this beachfront city, where two were found dead inside. Then he carjacked a woman and fired at a public bus. It all ended when police shot him dead at Santa Monica College as students studied for finals, a mile from the house. Authorities have found no link to domestic or international terror.

“No link to domestic or international terror.” Man, we really need to change the definition of terror. Too bad the gunman didn’t scream some kind of racial slur or look somewhat muslim. I can only assume that due to him being mentally unstable he must have been white and otherwise a normal citizen. Kind of like mildly mannered Clark Kent who suddenly becomes a rampaging Superman.

Rest assured this story will quietly disappear into the annals of gun nuttery and be just another story about some nice guy who went off his meds. I am sure too that prior to this unfortunate incident he was one of those “responsible gun owners” we hear so much about.

And don’t worry all the rest of you, as of today, “responsible” gun owners. We won’t bother you. Now’s not the time. In fact, it really never is, is it?

People Shocked That Their Public Communications Are Not Private

By tmcbpatriot | June 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

People. People! We live in a world of tweets, facebook posts, cell phone texting, youtube video sharing, and a millieu of other electronic communications brought to you by giant corporations who you willingly share all of your deepest darkest secrets with. It is hilarious that now we are suddenly shocked to discover that all of this is readily available to anyone, including the government, to read, watch and listen to.

Today Obama had to go public to defend the government looking at the baggage we left at their door step to peruse at will. And to all those blaming Obama for this, as if he started it, your misguided anger is side splitting. Please read a history book and spend some time learning about what a National Security Agency and Central Intelligence agency does with its time.

Go back further than 2009 when you do your research. You might want to be sitting down for it.

Chris Christie Will Not Play Politics!

By tmcbpatriot | June 4, 2013 | No Comments

chris_christie“I will not play politics with this.”

That’s a quote today from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. He said these words while talking about the fact that New Jersey now needs to fill a newly vacant Senate seat. It’s a situation that, like photos of Christie, is not pretty.

In addition to the predicament the Governor now finds himself in, for a politician to say they will not play politics with this vacant seat is like a baseball player saying they will not play baseball when handed a bat. It’s such a silly premise that it insults the intelligence of anyone who has any.

I can understand why Christie would say such a thing though. He’s actually quite the politician, popular as a Governor and seriously discussed as a Presidential contender in 2016. And just as assuredly as there is mustard stains on every piece of clothing this man owns, the replacement of the recently departed Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D) is most certainly political in every respect.

Let’s review:

  • Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D) was 89 and has been very old for some time so his death was no surprise. 
  • Lautenberg’s seat was up for grabs in 2014 and Corey Booker has been waiting in the wings to scoop it up.
  • Obama fell over himself recently to make sure he was seen once more with Christie, ala Hurricane Sandy. 
  • This week it was also reported that Democratic donors — “including George Soros” — are contributing to Christie’s re-election campaign against Democrat Barbara Buono.

Coincidence? If you think so then you definitely do not play politics. The real problem for Christie is that he now has to pick a date and time for a special election as well as find an interim replacement in the meantime. Is he going to choose a Republican as interim Senator after all the Dems have done for him of late? Is he going to pick an interim Republican just in time to destroy Immigration Reform? Is he going to dis his base and push for an early special election, thus compromising any Republican opponent from mounting an effective campaign?

Lots of choices and they all sound political. For a guy who won’t be playing any, he’s got himself in quite the pickle. Mmmmmm…pickles.

Ok, Governor, you can eat now….


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