Christie ‘Scandal’ Now Reaches Comic Proportions as TPM Blows the Lid Off His College Hijinx

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 at 9:20 am

Anyone know anything about what Barack Obama did in college? Of course not, the media isn’t interested. Heck, we don’t even know his grades. But the supersleuths here have blown the lid off Chris Christie’s nefarious activities while at the University of Delaware over 30 years ago.

Man, this is a game-changer.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is no stranger to accusations of political bullying and backroom dealing like those at the heart of the bridge scandal.

TPM has found one of the first times the brash political brawler faced such claims was in the mid-1980s when he was an undergrad at the University of Delaware.

There, student newspaper archives show, Christie was accused of establishing a college political machine that rewarded his friends and drove his classmates out of student government. One fellow student even wrote to the paper to decry Christie’s “cronyism” and question the legitimacy of the future governor’s reign.

The accusations have have relevance anew now that the potential 2016 presidential contender is facing the biggest turmoil of his career with the uproar over the George Washington Bridge. Democrats in New Jersey have accused members of Christie’s administration of using their power to close lanes on the bridge, causing a traffic jam in the town of Fort Lee, N.J. as revenge against the mayor there. Christie’s office did not respond to a request for comment.

They were too busy laughing to comment. These morons even unearthed a photo of a fairly svelte-looking Christie. Apparently this is what a 2-year-old bully looks like or something.


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4 Responses to “Christie ‘Scandal’ Now Reaches Comic Proportions as TPM Blows the Lid Off His College Hijinx”

  1. Arik on 16/16/14 at 11:43 am

    Don’t you think you headline is a little over the top. I found the article interesting. First, it is fascinating to see that Christie political acumen started so early. Not complete surprising but interesting. The issue of “bullying” is a door that Christie opened up himself. Almost all politicians play hardball at some point but most tend to focus more on patronage then punishment. Of course what I think everyone is truly fascinated with right or wrong is the photo.

    What saddens me is the trend of conservatism towards all the things it used to hate. Tribalism and victimhood. Any true conservative should be condemning Christie for using the mechanics of government for personal and political benefit. You put scandal in quotation but of the most recent politically contrived scandals this is probably the one with the most meat and is most scandalous. And is definitely not over.

    I think the Republican Party has become divorced from reality because their political goals are formulated by bloggers and radio hosts who have the belief that if you do not believe in 100% of what I do you are an idiot or a loser or a libturd. Politics used to be about persuading people who don’t always believe what you do. But now a days I hear so much distain for your political opponents. The conservative base is probably not enough alone to win future national elections.

    This does not mean abandoning your beliefs but working through compromise to win over those who don’t believe like you do. Sadly I am sure this comment will be attacked and yet I am a voter that started off as a conservative and still has conservative fiscal beliefs. But this all or nothing approach turns me off from the Republican Party. You know a conservative has lost the debate when they pull out Alinsky or socialist or Marx. Conservatives really don’t realize those terms only have meaning to the base. Calling Obama a socialist is not going to change anyone’s vote.

    No one cares at this point what Obama’s grade were or were he was born. If senator Cruz is an American than so is Obama. This obsession with Obama had blinded conservatives. I get you disagree with most of his political leanings but you should focus more on his distinct policies. On paper you sometimes would think he was a republican if you just looked at the stats. War on terror, cutting the deficit. I realize that is very simplistic but you will never hear a conservative praise Obama when he is doing something they agree with. He is damned if he does and damned if he does not. He can not ever win so why ever even try to appease conservative voters. The readers of this blog probably don’t believe this but they are a political minority. If you don’t try to understand your political opponents and try to actually win them over to your point of view on a few issues building a coalition you will Lose in the end. Having scorn for the majority of the American people can not be a long term winning strategy.

    Thanks for letting me vent when home sick from the flu. I am interest in dialogue but not political attacks. I am sincere what I wrote and like to think I have an open mind to the possibility I am wrong. While I identify now a days as a social liberal I did volunteer my time to the campaign of a pro life republican state legislator in my district because he was more interested in finding solutions to problems that complaining about the problems. He also was able to see his political opponents as people who had differing views and not the enemy that needed to be destroyed at all cost. Having Obama as a boogie man is good for fundraising but if you can not septet are the man from the politics you will end up on the losing side.

  2. Doc on 16/16/14 at 1:08 pm

    arik….are you saying I’m a nobody because I care that Obama may be an illegal candidate for POTUS. Certainly he has caused a decline in this country by his failed policies and they need to be repealed sooner rather than later. Finding each and every wrongdoing by Obama should be duty one by every patriot. The man is against us! Are you?

  3. 6 Lined Race Runner on 16/16/14 at 5:43 pm

    We do understand leftists Arik. There is no winning them over or negotiatting with those who have nothing but hatred for those that disagree with them.
    You are either a leftist, naive, or high on medication.
    Your condescending and bigoted post does nothing to win over anyone, and it also makes you a hypocrite.