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Old 2013-12-05, 13:20   Link #1201
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And ironically, it made Republicans actually lose seats and gave us a super majority in the state legislature. This is despite California being a blue state, as you would think the gerrymandering normally favors the ruling party...
it is ironic because it was Republicans who push for Party-Neutral redistricting.
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Old 2013-12-10, 19:15   Link #1202
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Meet the Senate Candidate Who Might Be Too Crazy for Texas
http://www.dmm.com/netgame/social/-/...app_id=854854/
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Old 2013-12-13, 10:14   Link #1203
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Boehner attacks tea party groups as House approves budget deal
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politi...3-f2bb96304e34
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Calling the groups “misleading” and without “credibility,” Boehner pointed to the string of bipartisan deals that passed the House on its last legislative day of 2013 as the sort of “common ground” that should provide a new path for congressional work.
Why starting only now, he helped those nutjobs for years and he start talking against them now.
Or we could simply wonder if he just growed some balls ( or simply a brain) in just a few weeks.
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Old 2013-12-13, 10:57   Link #1204
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He didn't think they were actually crazy enough to let the country burn to suit their needs. Allowing the government to shut down proved they were, in fact, crazy enough to do that. Thus, he woke up.
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Old 2013-12-14, 16:56   Link #1205
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He didn't think they were actually crazy enough to let the country burn to suit their needs. Allowing the government to shut down proved they were, in fact, crazy enough to do that. Thus, he woke up.
Eh, I have a more cynical opinion. He's just playing politics as usual. He thought the hardline tea party stonewall style was going to appeal to a majority of the republican base… but it didn't, so now he's changing course. No actual pragmatism or "doing the right thing" involved.
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Old 2014-01-08, 11:30   Link #1206
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Stories Add Up as Bully Image Trails Christie
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/ny...mage.html?_r=0

Emails Tie Top Christie Aides to Lane Closings, Despite Denials
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/09/ny...d=tw-thecaucus

Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy
http://www.northjersey.com/news/chri...es_emails.html

Isn't a behavior a bit too petty for a guy wanting to get elected US president, even on the republican ticket ?
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Old 2014-01-09, 11:47   Link #1207
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Given Christie's unwillingness to listen to contrary opinion or take input, I'm guessing his bubble of sycophancy got too thick. He has no one but 'yes men' around him. Couple that with moral vacuum about law and protocol and you've got minions doing things without telling you to protect you --- and one of their antics explodes.

The landscape was his creation if not the direct order. Still, I'm also reminded of Nixon and his petty nature versus the office he held.
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Old 2014-01-11, 11:11   Link #1208
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The Right-Wing Media Checklist: Covering Chris Christie's Bridge Scandal
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/01...chris-c/197528

Christie Can't Guarantee Political Retribution Limited To Bridge Scandal
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewir...r_revenge_went
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Old 2014-02-21, 11:08   Link #1209
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Arizona lawmakers pass bill to allow faith-based refusal of services
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A1K06M20140221
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House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, a Democrat who opposed the measure, called it "state-sanctioned discrimination" that clearly targets members of the gay community.

"We're telling them, 'We don't like you,'" Campbell said, during a heated floor debate. "'We don't want you here. We're not going to protect you, we don't want your business, we don't want your money and we don't want your kind around here.'"
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Old 2014-02-21, 11:14   Link #1210
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Is this even constitutional I wonder? How did this even pass without there being a huge media sh*t storm anyway?
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Old 2014-02-28, 20:54   Link #1211
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Is this even constitutional I wonder? How did this even pass without there being a huge media sh*t storm anyway?
We do things backwards in the U.S. . First the idiot lawmakers pass a law and the supreme dude signs it. THEN we waste countless hours in court costs deciding if it was legal in the first place.

Supposedly, the concept of "committees" (made up of lawmakers) were a band-aid to filter out bullshit ... but the committees get stacked and the filter stops working.
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Old 2014-03-01, 09:18   Link #1212
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Arizona lawmakers pass bill to allow faith-based refusal of services
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A1K06M20140221
"Arizona lawmakers gave final approval on Thursday to a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service to customers when such work would violate their religious beliefs"

It not to gays only, it to all people that will "violated" their religion. This as stupid as that Florida's law that ban any electronic device that can used for gambling.
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Old 2014-03-01, 09:46   Link #1213
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well, it's already vetoed, as expected.
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