Monday, September 29, 2014

The Company He Keeps

By Jeff Simpson

“Governors should be defined not just by what they do and say, but who they surround themselves with, making sure to have the smartest person for a particular task or to head a specific agency. They should be judged on that basis and who they take advice from.” Scott Walker

It is interesting that someone with that kind of attitude, would then be campaigning with New Jersey republican Chris Christie.  

There was a time when Chris Christie's biggest problems were his weight and not being able to tell the truth.   That and his incredible anger and bitterness towards the middle class.   Not to mention his lack of people skills:

That was Christie version 1.0, then like a good republican, he turned his anger and hatred away from public workers and focused it on Democrats in New Jersey that would dare oppose him.   Christie, or one of his underlings, ordered some traffic lanes closed off, to hurt a small town who had a Democratic Mayor who  refused to endorse him.    In Wisconsin we have grown used to the Governor punishing those who disagree with him, in New Jersey someone actually died as a direct result of Bridgegate.  

We also know that when you get away with one scandal the sky is the limit.   That led to even more scandals as Mr. Christie has played fast and loose with the public pensions, costing taxpayers BILLIONS of dollars!  

Its an age old political game, give the pension to your friends, who in turn give huge donations to you and in the process mismanage the pension.  This helps you get reelected on the fact that the pensions are killing the state financially and need to be reformed.   

Lather - rinse - repeat!   
While Christie brings with him the stench of scandal to Wisconsin to help Scandal plagued Scott Walker campaign, look for the media to really focus today on Michelle Obama's(who will also be in Wisconsin campaigning today) attempt to help our children eat better food!    
Since no reporter will dare ask Scott Walker or Chris Christie about their scandals or their lack of respect for public workers, maybe they can ask Scott Walker this question - 
Mr. Walker, how many times today while talking to Mr. Christie did you say "Why didn't I think of that?", so we know exactly how scared we should be for a second Walker term. 


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