Saturday, January 18, 2014

Today We Learn Christie Held Hurricane Money Hostage; Today Rick Scott Campaigns With Him

Today, things got much worse for Chris Christie, who is still reeling from the Bridgegate scandal and the mountain of subpoenas. Today we learned he was not above extortion:

Two senior members of Gov. Chris Christie's administration warned a New Jersey mayor earlier this year that her town would be starved of hurricane relief money unless she approved a lucrative redevelopment plan favored by the governor, according to the mayor and emails and personal notes she shared with MSNBC."

"In this account -- supported by email, public records and Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer's own diary entries -- Christie's inner circle was willing to cut off devastated constituents, muscle a friendly mayor and arrange public funds to finance a study for a project the governor supported."

What a scumbag. No wonder he and Rick Scott are buddies.

Most GOP politicians would tell Christie to stay the hell away, but that doesn't take into account just how bad Rick Scott is. State Senate President Dan Gaetz said that Christie would bring some much needed "positive reinforcement to Gov. Scott."

How low do people have to think of you to think you'd get a boost from Freaking Chris Christie right now?

Someone this bad, and someone who loves to surround himself with like-minded individuals. Rick Scott probably thinks Christie is a rank amateur:

Christie screwed over middle class commuters for a few days, Rick Scott literally stole from the elderly.

Christie hires thugs. Scott hires thugs but unlike Christie, doesn't fire them. He has had a record number of resignations due to corruption, and instead of condemning any of them he has said, EACH AND EVERY TIME they get caught, that they have done a "great job."

(It became a meme here.)

So today in Central Florida you got two political criminals for the price of one:

Don't try to get in, by the way. There are a TON of security guards making sure only high-paying donors get in to see these two clowns at the posh Orlando Country Club.

Unless you are at the event, you won't be seeing any pictures today of Scott and Christie together. There are no private cameras and absolutely no press--the event is closed to the media. I am told that the staff was sufficiently threatened to ensure there would be no leaks (ala Romney--you know how it is getting a bunch of rich, white folks talking in a country club.) I suppose the speakers could just try and not say anything offensive, stupid, or incriminating, but these are Christie and Scott supporters we are talking about here. Its just easier to try to threaten the "help" not to repeat what was said.

My idiot GOP Rep. John Mica said it was packed and praised both men:

"The governor [Chris Christie] handled the situation, I thought very well, and his leadership has been outstanding,” Mica said. “Gov. Scott also has proven to be one of the most responsible effective governors we have in the nation."

The DNC with Debbie-Wasserman Schultz was outside the club right now giving a press conference nailing these two slimeballs. Ironically, Rick Scott is probably going to need every penny of the $2500 per person invites to run damage control from this event.

You are welcome, Charlie.

1 comment :

  1. Can he come to maine? LePage needs some "help" too