Chris Christie: Our Man In Jersey

Now that the biggest theater on earth is beginning we will be bombed by all those wannabes that think they are presidential material……if we are honest then most of those running are NOT presidential material.

One name that is floating out there in the cyber sphere is New Jersey governor, Chris Christie…….he has been making news ever since he was elected…..most of the news centers around his attitude….he is a bully and all round mean guy, at least according to some……but most of the national news is about the scandals that have surrounded him…..the tunnel thing…..the Sandy recovery…..and his biggest one yet….the bridge-gate……if he survives legal challenges and the media onslaught then he will be a candidate and one that needs to be watched, according to the media, that is……..pundits love Christie.  Why?  Every time he opens his mouth he makes news……he bullys, he condescends, he rails and he is just mean.

Being a progressive I could go off on some diatribe about his politics but why?  I will leave that to those that want to generate the controversy……I want to talk about his health…….

I ask questions…..questions that most Americans do not think of when dealing with any given subject…….I guess they are too confused to ask, especially if they are letting the media yell in their ear……

The issue I will address is one that most Americans have forgotten…….that is most but not me.

We all know of Christie’s weight problem…..and after much written and talked about it he decided to try and do the right thing and lose some weight……about 2 years ago he decided to have surgery…….

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revealed earlier this week that he had secretly undergone Lap-Band surgery in February to bring his weight under control, a top Christie aide told ABC News.

Lap-Band surgery is among the less-invasive forms of gastric band surgery. According to the company’s website, the procedure is performed laparoscopically, meaning the surgeon makes a few small incisions in the abdomen, then uses long, thin surgical instruments to encircle the stomach with a silicone and titanium band.

weight loss is much slower with Lap-Band compared to gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeries. Ponce said most Lap-Band patients lose one to two pounds a week, and that it can take two or more years to reach a healthy weight.

Okay….even with the low side of weight loss of 1 pound per week….he should have lost over 100 pounds in the two years…..

I am not seeing it…..how about you?

If he had the surgery….what happened?

Should he be asking for his money back?  Or was it the state’s money he used?

If he survives his legal challenges and decides that he is of presidential material….will this whole weight loss thing become a bullet aimed at his candidacy?

Some may think I am a dick for questioning his weight…..if so be it………but 2 years ago it was a big news story and he was out there everywhere telling of his decision…..so why not question the outcome?

Marco Hits The Road

In this case it is not Marco Polo and it is not the Silk Road…..(a little historical reference)…..it is Marco Rubio and it is the road to the White House,  he has “officially” announced that he will pursue the nomination of the GOP for the presidential cycle…….the GOP now has 3 announced candidates….the problem is that these three are the masters of one liners and slogans…..not much substance there….basically, so far, it is a snooze fest……

Of course Rubio had to let it slip that he is running for the nomination before his “official” announcement……Clinton is getting all the press so he had to try and pee on her parade as much as possible before the big event…….

Marco Rubio officially announced his run for US president tonight before a crowd of hundreds at Miami’s iconic Freedom Tower, the Miami Herald reports. “In many countries, the highest office in the land is reserved for the rich and powerful,” said the 43-year-old son of Cuban immigrants. “But I live in an exceptional country where even the son of a bartender and a maid can have the same dreams and the same future as those who come from power and privilege.” Why the Freedom Tower? That’s where tens of thousands of Cuban immigrants were processed in the 1960s when fleeing Castro’s Cuba, the Miami New Times notes. Now, laments Rubio, too many Americans “are starting to doubt” the American dream, Politico reports.

The first-time Florida senator also took a swipe at just-announced candidate Hillary Clinton, reports CNN, saying that “just yesterday, a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president by promising to take us back to yesterday.” Some 3,500 people requested tickets for tonight’s event, his staff said, and some watched from a Jumbotron across the street. Rubio had already told top donors that he’s running for president, saying in a conference call this morning that he’s “uniquely qualified” to talk about the future. More on Rubio:

  • Rubio has come far and fast, notes Time, which traces his rise back to what it calls “The Hug,” in 2009.
  • The Washington Post takes a look at Rubio’s “tight-knit, fiercely loyal cast of characters,” including his wife, top staffers, and donors.
  • The Post also runs down six things to know about Rubio, from his ability to “spit” rap lyrics to his “inconvenient friend.”

He brought up the American Dream…..they all do and not one of them explains what it means….a slogan at least.  And Rubio has his own slogan now…..”New American Century”….now that is a good one because there is NO single meaning and can be stretched to encompass anything….the perfect political device.

He , Rubio, has announced and added his name to the growing list of GOP contenders…..and so far it is a very unimpressive list…..hopefully they are saving the best for last…….

He, has a problem though….he has been on the big stage numerous times and not one of them did he appear to be presidential…..if he is to be successful in 2016 he had got to tighten up and start at least looking like a contender….

Will Jeb Be The Man?

I recall back in 2000 when GW was battling that Dem guy that was VP (dammit!  I cannot remember his name)…..when it came to GW I was one of those that was saying that the dumber of the two brothers got the call to the presidency…..I truly thought because of his days as governor of Florida that Jeb was the smarter of the two.

After the panic, outrage and stupidity of the religious crap in Indiana ….I have come to the realization that I may have been…..mistaken…….

But why professor?

First FU was when he released a massive amount of emails sent to him as gov of Florida….the problem is that many of them had tons of personal info on them…..which left the people open to all kinds of intrusions into their life…….

After the Indiana law was signed Jeb was quick to be on the bandwagon as a supporter…….he caught total Hell from the media and in the truest since of a politician he tried to walk it back……..

Unfortunately that was not his only for lack of a better term……misstep…..But now he has gone and stepped in that pile of steaming fecal material again……and this time it is a really good one…….

Jeb Bush seems to have erred in filling out his 2009 voter-registration application in Miami-Dade County—specifically in the “Race/Ethnicity” field, which he checked “Hispanic,” the New York Times reports. The Times notes Bush’s deep ties to the Hispanic community—including his Mexican wife, his fluent Spanish, and a two-year stint living in Venezuela—before pointing out his likely “confusion over heritage.” The mystery remains: Per the Times, “a Bush spokeswoman could offer no explanation for the characterization.”

The long he is allowed to continue the more that it appears to me the GW was possibly the smarter of the two…….and that is just flippin’ scary.  If Jeb cannot manage in these early days I think there is NO hope of him being a capable president.  I mean if he gets confused over this ethnic background how reliable will any of his other decisions be at critical times?

Finally!  His name was Al Gore….I knew it would come to mind if I thought about it!

Set Your “Cruz” Control

(Sound of corks popping…..idle chatter…….applause…….)

It is official!  The 2016 campaign season has begun!  (Please put your brain in neutral and sit back).

Ted Cruz has announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination before a captive audience (attendance mandatory or be fined) at Liberty University.  During his drawn out speech we got our first political slogan of the 2016 election season……”Reignite the promise of America”…….it will be the perfect slogan….why?  There is no consensus on what the term means….leave it to the imagination of the weak minded and easily manipulated.

“I believe God isn’t done with America yet,” Mr. Cruz said during a speech at Liberty University, sending a strong signal that he plans to compete for the evangelical Christians that traditionally play a big role in the GOP nomination race.

“I believe in you. I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise in America,” he said. “And that is why today I am announcing that I am running for president of the United States.”

His little speech did one thing…..made me yawn……he went on and on and we now know what he is against…..marriage equality, immigration reform, Obamacare, the IRS, Communist and finally…..LOGIC!

All that is just peachy….we know what he is against……but what is he for?  What are his alternatives to all those things?  All I heard was his support for a flat tax……then NOTHING!

Cruz is the first to announce for one reason…..he can control the media for the next couple of weeks….plus he will be the center of attention…..the spotlight is his desire and now he has it….at least for awhile…..

Keep in mind…..”Reignite The Promise Of America”………maybe he will define this soon…..but do not hold your breath…….it is what it is….a slogan……

So my friends, hold on to your genitals you are about to be beat over the head with Cruz stories for the next couple of weeks….and after all that there is one thing for certain……

He will NOT be your GOP nominee!

There is one thing to be sure of……Cruz is about himself….never about the country…….he may lose but he will NOT go away……and that is the pathetic part.

2016 Is A One Man Race

The Dems have their one woman race (at least for now) and now the GOP has there single candidate……Good Ole Boy Ted Cruz (YAWN!)……yee–ha!

If it seems like it’s already gone on for years, we are currently 596 (five hundred ninety-six) days away from the election that will determine the next president of the United States of America. But we are only one day away from the first official hat getting tossed into the 2016 ring by one of the many who been circling it, and the Houston Chronicle reports that it belongs to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Unnamed senior advisers say the Republican will announce his candidacy tomorrow, skipping right past the exploratory committee fun (looking at you, Jim Webb) and going right for the hat-tossing. More unnamed sources confirm the pending announcement to the AP, which notes Cruz will likely be soon joined by the likes of Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio. And if 2016 doesn’t work out for Cruz, he’ll keep his current day job until 2019.

Ted Cruz?  Again……YAWN!  He is a clown that will go nowhere…..but at least he is the first so the media will be all ga-ga for awhile until the next gutless wonder decides to stop playing games and announces……he must feed his hubris!  Cruz feels he must be the center of attention and he can have that…..at least for a short time….all eyes will be laser focused on Ted.

Only a foolish person would consider this person as president…….an ego-centric d/bag that will ALWAYS put self before country…….not something needed at this time….or for that matter….EVER!

Let The Fun Begin!

5 signs Scott Walker is employing GOP’s racist “Southern Strategy” – Salon.com

The 2016 elections are knocking on the door…..and the media is already picking your faves for you…….the closer the “silly season” gets the more candidate stories we will hear and see…….most of them are mere distractions……that is not saying there are no truly impressive people thinking of running…….

The fair hair boy that some analyst like for the 2016 GOP nomination is Scott Walker…..it seems that he is likeable because of his duties as governor….plus him taking on a recall and winning…..his win against unions……..and his gutting of the state’s funds….all these things make him just adorable to the Right wing media and even some in the MSM……

But there may be a “dark side” to his “force”………

 

5 signs Scott Walker is employing GOP’s racist “Southern Strategy” – Salon.com.