Ennui

I began this blog during the 2008 presidential election. I was fired up. John McCain was a hero of mine and I thought he’d make a hell of a better president than either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.

Obama was elected and I think him a very poor president. Not because he’s black. Not because I think he was born in Kenya. Not because I think he’s a Muslim. Politics has been called the art of the possible. We live in a system where winning an election buys you a seat at the table. At that table you must work with others to get things done. President Obama doesn’t do this. He doesn’t play well with others. In his mind politics is a zero sum game. It goes beyond not acknowledging that nearly 50% of the country does not agree with his policies. He’s tells that other half of the country that they are wrong headed, that they are, at best simpletons, at worse agents of evil. Purveyors of inequality and racism.

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This is the End…

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon…well…maybe not the end for Chris Christie, but probably the end of my supporting him for the Republican nomination in 2016.

The governor of New Jersey is embroiled in a scandal involving the closure of several lanes on a busy bridge during his overwhelmingly successful reelection bid last fall. It seems that the mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey refused to endorse the governor’s bid, which inspired Christie’s deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly to conjure up some “traffic problems” in the form of the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, causing four days of, at best, extreme inconvenience. At worst the closures may have put lives in danger.

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