Chris Christie stands alone. Big Media is antsy to protect Barack Obama from ObamaCare (and Gates-gate) so Big Media relishes an attack on a fat juicy Republican scandal. Christie haters after “bridgegate” hate him even more with even greater intensity. Christie supporters take a step back away from their once candidate. Asks Rush Limbaugh: Why aren’t Christie’s RINO pals rushing to his side? Republicans with other candidates in mind rejoice at the big guy’s troubles on their “bully” terms. Barack Obama thugs are ready with DOJ “investigations”. Christie’s closest friends and aides have become his biggest liabilities. Chris Christie stands alone. Our contrarian view is that Chris Christie has almost locked up the presidency in 2016.
Politicians are rarely gifted an opportunity as Chris Christie now has. To turn liabilities (“he’s a bully”) into strengths (“he fights for me”) is a magic moment. It’s not only “I feel your pain” but “I will cause pain to those that hurt you.” If Christie was a lightweight politician he would try to turn “bridgegate” into Kelly “Bridgetgate” thereby running away from his big opportunity by instead choosing to shift the blame onto an aide in the style of Barack Obama. But after today’s Hillary Clinton style very long press conference it looks to us as if Chris Christie sees his opportunity and he is going to squeeze his big ass right through that big frame.
Years ago during one of the trumped up scandals, Hillary Clinton put on a pink Chanel dress (that explins the color of this website) and answered questions for a long time. Hillary drained the boil and from then on she could deftly respond that she had answered all those questions earlier and her interrogators could read the transcript. If Hillary decides to run in 2016 she will likely do the same thing on Benghazi. By then Benghazi will be further in the past and Hillary will drain what remaining blood the controversy holds with another pink Chanel presser.
Years ago when Linda Tripp got Monica on the front pages Bill Clinton read the polls produced for him by Dick Morris. Morris told Bill that if Clinton told the absolute truth about Monica Lewinsky he was a goner not a boner. Bill wisely played for time. Finally, when forced to by judicial process and at a time better for his prospects of survival Bill admitted he was not entirely truthful in his earlier denials.
Deflecting from scandals until a more propitious is a survival technique that often is successful. When sex or personal foibles are the issue the likelihood of success by the delay tactic increase exponentially.
Barack Obama has other paths he takes to survive. First and foremost Barack Obama has allies yell “RACISM”. For many years the race-baiting survival technique has been successful for Obama.
Today Christie began to display how he will handle scandal. Christie immediately fired his trusted aide Bridget Kelly. If he follows up as we suggest, Chris Christie has set up the pool table for 2016 in a way that he will be able to sink all the balls, win the nomination and then the presidency.
Today Christie expressed remorse for what happened. Christie appeared remorseful as well. Christie answered questions for more than two hours in this sullen manner. Christie fired one top aide. Christie began to punish other aides as well. This was all well and good. But what should Chris Christie do next?
What Chris Christie should do next is unleash the inner Kraken. Chris Christie should become a bully. Chris Christie should now go from remorse to rage. Christ Christie should go volcanic.
What Chris Christie aides did was to torment citizens crossing the George Washington Bridge with vengeful lane closings in order to punish the Democratic Mayor of Fort Lee New Jersey for not endorsing Christie for Governor. Christie aides purposefully targeted the citizens of New York and New Jersey driving across the GWB in the same way a Roman emperor would torment slaves in the arena. This is what Chris Christie has to become enraged about. This is what Chris Christie must scream and shout about as if he was a gorilla denied bananas.
In America the people rule. In America public officials are servants of the people. The president of the United States is not a king. Congressional representatives are not viceroys for the people to bow to. In America the people are in charge, the people are sovereign – elected officials and their hirelings are but scum on the bottom of our shoes.
Chris Christie, if he wants to run and win for president in 2016, must become the Tribune of the populace. Unleash the Kraken. Explode with rage. Be a bully sitting and squashing the aides that attacked the people. FIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE WITH SAMPSON RAGE.
Chris Christie today took the first step. Remorse. The next step is RAGE. Chris Christie should not only express rage but feel rage because government officials attacked the people. If Chris Christie does this he wins the nomination and the presidency in 2016.
If Chris Christie follows our advice he can attack Barack Obama for holding no one to account for all the failures foreign and domestic. In 2014 Christie can campaign for welcoming Republicans in every district and state, collect chits and 2016 endorsements, as the protector of the people. “Compare Barack Obama to Me” Christie can then say. “I hold hired public officials accountable” Christie can then say. “Barack Obama blames the staff but keeps them on the job – I hold the staff accountable and fire them when they do wrong.”
If Chris Christie follows our advice he can attack Hillary Clinton before and after any Benghazi press conference she holds. “I did not concoct an “Accountability Review Board” I fired those responsible” Christie can say.
If Chris Christie follows our advice he can campaign across the country on the issue of accountability and management as well as “putting people first” even when that means having to fire and bully his own closest friends and advisers.
Americans know that good management is not about mistakes happening or bad things being done. Good management is doing the right thing to correct course not run a perfect tourist jaunt. When John F. Kennedy took responsibility for the death dealing boobery of the Bay of Pigs disaster he became a hero for simply accepting responsibility. The idiocy of a secret beach invasion during a full moon was forgotten because JFK took charge and accepted responsibility for the massive cold war failure. JFK at the time said that victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan (read that transcript and see how contrary to revisionist history and propaganda JFK attempted the deflect strategy then finally took responsibility when all else failed) and he was not only mostly forgiven but admired. Chris Christie can learn from that leadership crisis episode.
The American people are turning their backs on both major parties. More and more Americans consider themselves “independents”. This is because Americans crave a government that is honest, humble, and effective. A candidate that is seen as defending the American people instead of their cronies and donors will be a hero hoisted to the presidency. Chris Christie could easily become Christ Christie politically.
Chris Christie is thisclose to the presidency. The populist fury of a righteously indignant nation will raise Christie to the highest office in the land. Already some polls have him even beating Hillary Clinton. Those polls are important in that they help him get money and allies for a presidential run. If Christie can turn this aides attack on the people into a defense of the people by himself personally no other Republican will be able to match his “accountability” rhetoric in 2016. If Hillary does not become the “change” candidate (as we repeatedly advise) Chris Christie now has that golden opportunity hot potato in his lap.
All the above presupposes that Chris Christie is telling the truth. But if Chris Christie is lying, if Chris Christie knew his aides attacked the people then everything changes. If Christie is lying Christie can lose the lap-band and park himself at a McDonalds counter scarfing down all the Happy Meals he wants because the only place he is going is the toilet.