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Chris Christie Doesn’t Like Jimmy Fallon’s Fat Joke, Tries To Walk Out Of Interview (VIDEO)

Chris Christie Doesn’t Like Jimmy Fallon’s Fat Joke, Tries To Walk Out Of Interview (VIDEO)

Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was interviewed by Jimmy Fallon on Monday and demonstrated just how fragile the Republican ego can be when he tried to walk out over a fat joke. Fallon was interviewing Christie about his presidential run, and Christie told a story about how he and fellow 2016 Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio had a slumber party…

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Closing Statements
  • Kasich:I like guns, I cut funds, I saved Ohio from dying
  • Christie:MIDDLE CLASS BACKGROUND, ice cream, 9/11, pro-life, New Jersey hates teachers
  • Paul:I'm a different kind of Republican, I've been to Detroit
  • Rubio:My parents were born poor in Cuba, AMERICAN DREAM
  • Cruz:Obama sucks, amirite? Also, I hate women
  • Carson:I removed someone's brain once
  • Huckabee:DEATH TO HILARY
  • Walker:I'm a winner from Wisconsin, y'all
  • Bush:I can make America like Florida
  • Trump:CHINA RABBLE RABBLE JAPAN RABBLE RABBLE MEXICO RABBLE RABBLE OBAMACARE RABBLE RABBLE I WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN RABBLE RABBLE
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1] The retroactive classification of material would have happened even if Hillary had used a government account. This is a normal process that is occurring.
2] The GOP committee investigating Hillary also has retroactively classified material on their unsecured servers.
3] What Hillary did was legal and permitted at the time she was Secretary of State.
4] Hillary went above and beyond all previous Secretary of State’s by making her e-mails public.
None of this would be happening if Hillary hadn’t decided to be more transparent than all previous Secretary of State’s.

But for the Clintons, no good deed goes unpunished.

Republicans have made careers out of witch-hunting Bill and Hillary Clinton, and believe the Clintons are held to a much higher standard than others [ie: George Bush deleted thousands of e-mails during his administration]. Though Clinton has been more transparent than any other Secretary of State, that’s still not good enough.  

I don’t blame Hillary for not cooperating with the GOP committees whose sole purpose is to launch a witch-hunt against her. There’s been more committees on Benghazi than 9/11/2001. Oh, and back in the 1990s, the GOP actually did an investigation into the Clintons Christmas card list. Hillary will soon be appearing before these clowns, and I almost feel sorry for them.

Unfortunately, what I fear is when the New York Times starts reporting right-wing character assassination as fact. The NYTimes had to retract a recent report stating there was a “criminal” investigation into Hillary’s e-mails. Turns out, it isn’t a criminal investigation and Hillary is not being directly investigated. Shame on the NYTimes for doing the job of Fox News and Trump.

Fact is – nothing Hillary did was illegal. The law regarding e-mails changed after she left office. It is simply a conspiracy theory that she is hiding some “Benghazi Bombshell” related e-mail. The GOP literally has no proof but pure speculation that Hillary is hiding something. Hillary was more transparent than any other Secretary of State, but the GOP is still out to destroy her [just like they have been trying and failing to do since the early 1990s]

Hillary should wear these investigations as a badge of honor. They fear her. And they should.

Oh, and if Bernie and his supporters don’t think the GOP will go after him just as hard, they’ve got another thing coming. He is un-vetted.

mediamatters.org
Media Debunk False Comparison Of Hillary Clinton's Emails To Former CIA Director's Improper Access Of Classified Materials

News outlets are calling out a misleading conservative media claim that Hillary Clinton’s email use mirrors the improper acts of former CIA Director John Deutch, who intentionally created and stored top secret material on unsecure systems. By contrast, “State Department officials say they don’t believe that emails [Clinton] sent or received included material classified at the time,” which is why experts conclude the Deutch case does not “fit[] the fact pattern with the Clinton e-mails.”

1] The retroactive classification of material would have happened even if Hillary had used a government account. This is a normal process that is occurring.
2] The GOP committee investigating Hillary also has retroactively classified material on their unsecured servers.
3] What Hillary did was legal and permitted at the time she was Secretary of State.
4] Hillary went above and beyond all previous Secretary of State’s by making her e-mails public.
None of this would be happening if Hillary hadn’t decided to be more transparent than all previous Secretary of State’s.

But for the Clintons, no good deed goes unpunished.

Republicans have made careers out of witch-hunting Bill and Hillary Clinton, and believe the Clintons are held to a much higher standard than others [ie: George Bush deleted thousands of e-mails during his administration]. Though Clinton has been more transparent than any other Secretary of State, that’s still not good enough.  

I don’t blame Hillary for not cooperating with the GOP committees whose sole purpose is to launch a witch-hunt against her. There’s been more committees on Benghazi than 9/11/2001. Oh, and back in the 1990s, the GOP actually did an investigation into the Clintons Christmas card list. Hillary will soon be appearing before these clowns, and I almost feel sorry for them.

Unfortunately, what I fear is when the New York Times starts reporting right-wing character assassination as fact. The NYTimes had to retract a recent report stating there was a “criminal” investigation into Hillary’s e-mails. Turns out, it isn’t a criminal investigation and Hillary is not being directly investigated. Shame on the NYTimes for doing the job of Fox News and Trump.

Fact is – nothing Hillary did was illegal. The law regarding e-mails changed after she left office. It is simply a conspiracy theory that she is hiding some “Benghazi Bombshell” related e-mail. The GOP literally has no proof but pure speculation that Hillary is hiding something. Hillary was more transparent than any other Secretary of State, but the GOP is still out to destroy her [just like they have been trying and failing to do since the early 1990s]

Hillary should wear these investigations as a badge of honor. They fear her. And they should.

Oh, and if Bernie and his supporters don’t think the GOP will go after him just as hard, they’ve got another thing coming. He is un-vetted.

advocate.com
NJ Gov. Chris Christie vetoes trans-friendly birth certificate bill
Citing concerns about fraud, Christie vetoes a bill that would make it easier for transgender people to amend the gender their birth certificates.

For the second year in a row, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decided to veto a bill that would have eased the process for trans people seeking to change the legal gender marker on their birth certificate. 

As it stands, New Jersey law requires a person to have undergone gender confirmation surgery before they can change the gender marker on their birth certificate, a restrictive requirement that poses a huge obstacle for trans people who cannot afford surgery or choose not to have it. This bill would allow a trans person to change their marker as long as they have certification from a doctor that they are undergoing transition care, which could include hormone therapy rather than requiring surgery. 

The bill has come up twice, and twice Christie has shot it down.

Christie, who vetoed a similar bill in January 2014, once again cited concerns about fraud as the reason for his action. “I remain committed to the principle that efforts to significantly alter State law concerning the issuance of vital records that have the potential to create legal uncertainties should be closely scrutinized and sparingly approved,” he wrote in a statement explaining the veto.

Democratic Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, one of the sponsors of the bill, said Christie, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, is pandering to conservatives with the veto.

“Instead of updating a standard state procedure to be more inclusive and reflective of our changing society, the governor has once again chosen to pander to the right by masquerading behind baseless arguments,” she told NJ.com.

Thanks for nothing, Christie. If you’re keeping a tally of reasons why not to vote for respective Republican candidates (ha), make sure to write this in. 

1) Since becoming governor, reports indicate he has grossly abused his expense account

According to New Jersey Watchdog, an Internet transparency group ran by Mark Lagerkvist, Chris Christie has spent $360,000 of his taxpayer-subsidized expense account over the last five years. Of that amount, $300,000 was used to purchase what the state budget describes as “an allowance of funds not otherwise appropriated and used for official receptions on behalf of the state, the operation of an official residence, for other expenses.”

2) He has allegedly used Hurricane Sandy relief money for political purposes

As the Newark Star-Ledger reported last year, nearly one-third of the federal house aid money allocated to Hurricane Sandy victims went to areas of New Jersey that weren’t particularly impacted by the storm. “Nearly a third of the money—$47.6 million, earmarked for new affordable housing projects—landed in Essex and Middlesex counties,” wrote Ted Sherman, “while many hard-hit Jersey Shore communities in Ocean saw relatively little of it.”

3) He has purportedly misused billions in Port Authority funds for unrelated projects in New Jersey

Only a few months after taking office, Christie killed an $8.7 billion transportation project known as the ARC Tunnel, which was already in development when Christie took office (and, indeed, had been development for 30 years) and aimed to clear congestion by providing commuters with a public train under the Hudson River connecting New Jersey to New York City.

4) He has privatized the state’s public pension system, enriching wealthy business interests at the expense of taxpayers and state workers

Since taking office, the Christie administration has moved the retirement savings of public workers like teachers, firefighters, and police officers over to private financial firms on Wall Street, as Salon reported last week. “While Christie says the pension system cannot afford to maintain current retirement benefits, pension fees paid to financial firms have quadrupled to $600 million a year,” writes David Sirota, “or $1.5 billion in total since he took office in 2010.”

5) He has reportedly blocked reforms that would clean up New Jersey’s government

While it isn’t illegal to veto legislation that is necessary for the maintenance of the public trust, it is certainly scandalous—especially for a politician who, like Christie, has presented himself as an advocate of reforms that would clean up the state government.

Read the full article

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“The greatest political couple of my lifetime, and certainly the greatest in United States political history since Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and before then since John and Abigail Adams.

Both are brilliant and ever dedicated to public service, and neither was “to the manner born” as were political families like the Adamses, the Roosevelts, the Kennedys and the Bushes.  Nor was either a product of a cheering media, such as was the made-by-the-Right grade-B Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan.

And Bill got to the White House detested by the press and pundit classes–in short, he got there in spite of them, rather than because of them.  And nobody ever could handle a political crowd or any individual more effortlessly than him–he was, and remains, the platinum politician of my lifetime.

When the Clinton Global Initiative and its attending Foundation became forces on an international scale with greater significance than even the Nobel Foundation and the United Nations, the press and pundit classes became spit jealous–because none of their anointed darlings, such as members of the Bush family–could ever have had such lasting achievements. 

With the 24/7 anti-Clinton invective of the press and pundit classes, accusing the Clintons of anything and everything, through silly impeachment charges through influence peddling and premeditated murder–both Bill and Hillary remain survivors of it all.

When Hillary declared formally this past April, everyone who was anyone in the Democratic Party knew that she was going to be the heavy favorite for the nomination.  She had more than PAID HER DUES.  She was the runner-up for the Democratic nomination in 2008, and lost by just a scant less than 42,000 votes (with her tallies in Michigan and Florida not being counted)–with now Vice President Biden being nowhere near that finish line.  

Then she brought her forces to work on behalf of electing as President her chief rival Barack Obama, who then offered her the highest of all possible cabinet positions (much higher than the role of a Vice President, whose function is essentially a seat-filler, which is why very few have gone on to win independently of the President they represent) as Secretary of State.

In that role, she performed brilliantly–through restoring diplomacy tarnished almost irreparably after the Bush years, to the capture of Bin Laden under Obama’s aegis–and through it all, even through the tragedy at Benghazi, she held very high marks with the consensus of the American People.  No one then cared anything about how she handled her E-mails.

She came to this campaign as the only game in town.  The GOP Congress, the press and pundit classes knew they had to destroy her, otherwise no member of the GOP Clown car could succeed.  They knew they would need to stir up her left flank, and so the “feel the Bern” movement was born, by way of Republican operatives working through progressive websites such as this one.  Thus, with Senator Sanders now leading in New Hampshire and closing in in Iowa, and with their 24/7 attacks on her from congressional committees with unlimited government money at their disposal, inventing an “E-mail scandal” when there isn’t any, these forces feel certain that they have already destroyed Hillary.

But little do they know the Clinton resolve.  She, like her husband before her, will be there “after the last dog dies.”  If I had to bet against any pollster, and press or pundit class member, or even, if they are so foolish, New Hampshire and Iowa early voters in the Sanders camp, I would still take my odds with the Clintons.  Bill Clinton didn’t need either Iowa or New Hampshire to become United States President.  And neither will Hillary.  

I’m betting that the state that first says yes to Hillary and no to Sanders will be the state that first gets it right.  Because I have no doubt, in spite of the press and pundits and pollsters and websites like this one largely spitting on Hillary every day, that it is she who will be the Democratic nominee, and she who will became our first woman President.

And like her husband before her, IN SPITE OF THE PRESS AND PUNDIT CLASSES, and maybe also in spite of early primary and caucus results, because she has the unique Clinton determination.

Because unlike the press and pundit classes and congressional committees and wildly bizarre Sanders supporters cheering on her demise, she really will be there–like 2008–“until the last dog dies.”  But unlike 2008, with no rival like the spectacular now President Obama, this time she will emerge victorious.  

I’m just waiting for the first state to get to report that it was the first to appear in her column–giving rise to the first woman President of the United States.  And whether that is neither New Hampshire nor even Iowa doesn’t matter.  The state that first calls it for her will be the state that got it right.”

This song needs to be played at Clinton rallies ^.^