The Week’s Political Winners & Losers – February 15th

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WINNERS

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New Jersey Governor Chris ChristiePhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

In office for a little over a month and Chris Christie has been hit several with several snowstorms that were among the worst everin the state.  The last blast came from a back to back set of set of storms that had 18 and more inches dumped in South Jersey and then only a few days later had a blizzard dump another 18 to 28 inches across the entire state.   Yet despite the brutal back to back blizzards, Chris Christie’s Administration kept New Jersey running as smoothly as possible and within just 1 day after the last storm, had every single state roadway cleared of every flake of snow and ahintof ice.  So kudo;s to Christie and his Department of tRansportation for accomnplihing a hurculkean task and acoomplishing it well.  But weather alone is not whyChristie is a winner this week.  He is a winner also because he is proving to be all that he said he would be in his campaign.  This week Christie used emergency powers to freeze state spending and enact seveal major spending cuts. He said that since the legislature has failed to act on  our economic crisies, he will.  Christie added, I am hoing to govern as if I were a one term governor and just get what needs to be done, done.  Here! Here! Chris.  Maybe I was wrong about you.  Maybe you are the real deal. 

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After more than a decade of being a major example of political hypocrisy, the federal military policy of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell saw one of the most dramatic signs of its uselessness when former Defense Secretary and Vice President Dick Cheney stated that he defers to current military leaders who are of the opinion that the military can function effectively without the policy. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell essentially said that its alright for you to be whoever you are and defend your country, so long as you hide it and deny who you are. The policy claims it is alright to be gay but it becomes known, it makes you unqualified to defend your country . DADT failed to take into consideration that rules regarding sexual conduct in the military applies to sex, not certain types of sex and therefore any regulations or restrictions regarding sexual conduct would apply the same to heterosexual activity as it would homosexual activity. To his credit, Dick Cheney, who has not been known to be a big advocate for the gay community, understands that personal opinions are trumped by logic. And logic tells him that if the military top brass feels that the times we are in makes DADT an outdated policy that is no longer needed to maintain the effectiveness of military cohesiveness, than it should be changed. The admission of such, by a conservative who has been in charge of our military, severely undermines any arguments that some may still have for maintaining the outdated, Clinton era, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy of discrimination.

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LOSERS

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Big brouhaha over Biden's Vice President Joe “The Schmo” Biden  PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

Joe Biden has not been let out of his cage much. He‘s too dangerous, or at least his mouth is. His latest verbal stool sample came when on the Larry King show he stated “I am very optimistic about — about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration.”  Did Joe have a full frontal lobotomy at some point in time? Is this man serious? Can he ever be taken seriously? The members of “this Administration” opposed every single thing about the War in Iraq, from the need to remove Saddam Hussein from power, to allowing the Iraqi people the right to self determination through democracy. They opposed the troop surge that finally thwarted insurgents and quelled violence and they even tried to stop funding the American troops that were fighting in Iraq. In the mean time, “this Administration” has maintained the very same policies, strategies, agreements and timeline that the previous Administration developed. President Obama has called this a dumb war and he ran his entire campaign on first immediately withdrawing our troops and then removing them within a year and finally, once he was elected President, he decided to just go with the plans that he opposed. So that makes Iraq “this Administration’s greatest achievement”? It is not an achievement. It is an admission of the fact that the members of this Administration, including President Obama and Joe as well, were wrong for the years prior to their assuming office. This claim of credit for that which they opposed makes Joe Biden not only the biggest loser of the week but also the biggest out right liar and one of the most insincere and skeevy politician in America. Biden’s remarks were one of the greatest attempts to deny history since Holocaust deniers like Iran’s President Ahmadinejad came along.

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New York’s senior senator and head hypocrite came out this Sunday and called for the trial of the professed 9/11 conspirators to not be held in his backyard and then urged that the trial be held in “a self contained” environment. There are not many citizen courtrooms that are self contained in America. Most courtrooms are designed and located for public access. Manhattan’s former District Attorney, Robert Morgenthau recently stated how the trial of the terrorists would have crippled the court systems and that they will cripple any civilian court that they are held in. And now Chuck Schumer agrees. He even believes that in addition to the excessive cost burden that the trial would bring to any jurisdiction it was held, the trial would also produce unnecessary security risks to population centers. So he wants the trial of KSM and the other 9/11 co-conspirators to be held in a self contained environment. Is Chuck Schumer dumber than Joe Biden? Does he not realize that what he described was a military base? A military base! You know the type of self contained environment where military tribunals are conducted. Like maybe the self contained environment that exist in Cuba and is called Guantanamo Bay. Democrats are most certainly dense. Either that or they believe that we, the people, are as dumb as their handlers tell them we are. I mean if you are going to describe a military tribunal, why not come out and call it that? The answer to that question simply is that if they call for a military tribunal and admit that Guantanamo is the most secure, “contained environment for such a military tribunal to take place, than they would also have to admit that they were wrong to try to shut Guantanamo down and wrong to try to have the trial in a civilian court. Schumer is not just a loser, he is an ass.

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