posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 10:11 AM
Christie is actually one of the better politicians around this part of the country. if for no other reason than that he is up front about the fact
that he is an ass. It's much easier to swallow than the other option where the guy sugars you up front and sours you from behind, which is the most
common type it seems nowadays.
At least with Christie you know what you are getting. He exists in a world of politics that is managed by thugs and bullies, and he has always been
honest and up front about that fact, at least to some degree. He is a player that doesn't try and hide the hard truths about politics and it has been
kind of refreshing to our community. Most of the people in this side of the world have known and appreciated this about him for quite a while. It's
not at all a surprise to us that this is all coming out, and it doesn't concern us all that much either. What's worse and should be more alarming is
the pack of hyenas circling his behind, because you can be assured that THEY will not be near as transparent as he has proven to be. They will lie and
cheat just as much if not more than he ever would.
It's the culture of modern politics .
What should be concerning is the fact that some are resorting to childish games, which begs the
realization that there isn't much hope left without some sort of cataclysmic rearrangement of the current political order. You could look at any of
the old stories in Roman politics right before the end of that era and compare them to the politics right here around the NYC area and probably make
perfect character comparisons. The stories might even match up with all the drama that goes on. One day we will read about all this and laugh at how
it was all so ridiculous, then cry about the fact that we did nothing, thinking all the while it was actually important to us.
To address the actual story here that is being told from the mayors perspective. I would say what does she expect? Is she oblivious about how the game
of politics works? Is she herself completely innocent of these types of behavior??? Punishment and reward, these are the currency of politics and
without them nothing would ever get done at all, for good or not. What is power, if not the ability to withhold information or resources. How does one
expect any politician to make a difference if he does not try and build power over his peers and use it to forward his agenda. I would challenge her
to try and paint a picture of how we could govern ourselves without using these types of behavior.
I think that those in power underestimate the common person's ability to swallow the truth. I believe that everyone would be better off if these kinds
of things were accepted and laid out for all to see. It would force us to weigh the good with the bad, as well it might bring us to the point where we
could focus on bigger and more important issues. It might make it more comfortable for those in power to focus on heavier topics if they could see
that we understood and accepted the "devil that's in the details" so to speak. I have always been of the opinion that an honest ass is much more
palatable than a liar who pretends to be on your side until you are not convenient any more.
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