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(Huffington Post)   Rupert Murdoch sends Chris Christie a fair and balanced message: Re-declare your undying support for Mitt Romney, or else   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2012-11-03 09:17:35 AM  
Right, Murdoch. Because when Romney loses, it won't be because he was a parody of a human being who had no business running for office in the first place, it will be because when the chips were down, Christie didn't toe the party line.

How dare he allow Obama to act Presidential!? How dare he stray from the approved narrative!? His duty was to throw any offer of help back in Obama's face, and let New Jersey drown. To go down with the ship for the good of the Republican Meme.

But, then Christie had to go and demonstrate that he had an actual conscience..

I bet that grates on your last nerve.
 
2012-11-03 09:23:07 AM  
I've never been a Chris Christie fan, but seeing him all beleaguered and earnest post-Sandy activated a weird crush in me. It may not last. But in the meantime, I'd love him to cross over.

i.chzbgr.com

/I know he likes cookies....
 
2012-11-03 09:25:34 AM  
Party over Country.
 
2012-11-03 09:30:04 AM  
Christie is focusing on making sure the residents of his state receive help recovering from the storm.

/not what some asshat like Murdoch "thinks" he should do
 
2012-11-03 09:33:25 AM  

LaViergeNoire: I've never been a Chris Christie fan, but seeing him all beleaguered and earnest post-Sandy activated a weird crush in me. It may not last. But in the meantime, I'd love him to cross over.

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/I know he likes cookies....


yeah, i had a similar feeling. i've had it before - like his impassioned defense of his appointing a muslim to the bench when racist republicans balked. i do think he's a no-bullshiat kind of guy. i just think his politics suck.
 
2012-11-03 09:56:59 AM  
Somehow, I feel Christie has had an epiphany. Rmoney wants to get rid of FEMA and make the states and private sector responsible for disaster recovery. When your power, water and communications grid has been decimated, you can't really go it alone and the government is there to help in many ways. Rmoney appears to be hiding money from his church where he is royalty. I don't see him donating millions to help disaster recovery.
 
2012-11-03 10:22:57 AM  

FlashHarry: LaViergeNoire: I've never been a Chris Christie fan, but seeing him all beleaguered and earnest post-Sandy activated a weird crush in me. It may not last. But in the meantime, I'd love him to cross over.

[i.chzbgr.com image 500x335]

/I know he likes cookies....

yeah, i had a similar feeling. i've had it before - like his impassioned defense of his appointing a muslim to the bench when racist republicans balked. i do think he's a no-bullshiat kind of guy. i just think his politics suck.


This is exactly how I feel about him. He's one of those last remaining Republicans who isn't batshiat crazy. I simply think he's misguided in hi perspective on the role of government.
 
2012-11-03 10:27:11 AM  
Christie may be the last republican out there who genuinely cares about his constituents.
 
2012-11-03 10:43:37 AM  

Blues_X: Party over Country.


Party long before Country.
 
2012-11-03 11:01:06 AM  
Are Murdoch's kids this involved in politics? Is he still on trial for the shenaningans he pulled in the UK?
 
2012-11-03 11:22:25 AM  
Did...did....Murdoch just threaten a government official?
 
2012-11-03 11:27:59 AM  
Good to know an Australian is openly influencing American politics. Not that it's a surprise to anyone, nor will anything come of it, but it's a little more brazen this time.
 
2012-11-03 11:28:39 AM  
Haven't we had enough of that wrinkled Aussie cock sucker already?
 
2012-11-03 11:37:11 AM  

Weaver95: Did...did....Murdoch just threaten a government official?


Oh if only there would be consequences.
 
2012-11-03 12:00:43 PM  
What an unmitigated pile of shiat.
 
2012-11-03 12:00:54 PM  
Saborlas sends Rupert Murdoch a fair and balanced message: Go off yourself in an easily-preventable accident, you who single-handedly destroyed journalistic integrity worldwide.
 
2012-11-03 12:11:44 PM  
Mr. Murdoch, someday in the not too distant future, you're going to die. Not all of your money and power and possessions can stop that.

/and on that day, the world will become a better place
 
2012-11-03 12:18:06 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Christie is focusing on making sure the residents of his state receive help recovering from the storm.

/not what some asshat like Murdoch "thinks" he should do


Which is why Christie will not be the 2016 nominee. Murdoch will not appoint anyone he can't control.
 
2012-11-03 12:18:42 PM  
so let me get this straight, make sure i've got this in my head right. The Gov of New Jersey does his job, confers with the President of this country and helps to coordinate federal disaster relief for the people who put him into office. But this angers a rich and powerful media conglomerate owner, who implies/threatens said Governor of New Jersey saying that unless his demands are met, that the Governor will 'take the blame' for an Obama re-election. In effect, saying that the Governor must comply with the wishes of Rupert Murdoch over the good of the voters/citizens who live in the state of New Jersey.

does that sound about right?
 
2012-11-03 12:20:37 PM  

Saborlas: Saborlas sends Rupert Murdoch a fair and balanced message: Go off yourself in an easily-preventable accident, you who single-handedly destroyed journalistic integrity worldwide.


Oh, Murdock isn't to blame for all that. He's just the latest in a long line of people to blame for that, going back to the late 1800's. Murdock isn't quite THAT old, I don't think
 
2012-11-03 12:21:47 PM  

FloydA: BunkyBrewman: Christie is focusing on making sure the residents of his state receive help recovering from the storm.

/not what some asshat like Murdoch "thinks" he should do

Which is why Christie will not be the 2016 nominee. Murdoch will not appoint anyone he can't control.


It'd be hilarious if Romney was the nominee again in 2016. It's not like he's been doing anything else with his spare time for the last decade
 
2012-11-03 12:22:08 PM  
The wheels are coming off the GOP's short bus, with spectacular timing.
 
2012-11-03 12:22:58 PM  

mainstreet62: The wheels are coming off the GOP's short bus, with spectacular timing.


I don't think Murdoch is handling this election very well.
 
2012-11-03 12:23:16 PM  
Ruderp Murderp, why not just found a new College at Oxford, out of which you can spawn a degree of evil beyond even your own imagination.
 
2012-11-03 12:23:30 PM  
Chris Christie is still a boor, but at least he has his priorities straight.

And if Murdoch thinks he can get Christie replaced, time will make a fool of him.
 
2012-11-03 12:23:59 PM  

Weaver95: so let me get this straight, make sure i've got this in my head right. The Gov of New Jersey does his job, confers with the President of this country and helps to coordinate federal disaster relief for the people who put him into office. But this angers a rich and powerful media conglomerate owner, who implies/threatens said Governor of New Jersey saying that unless his demands are met, that the Governor will 'take the blame' for an Obama re-election. In effect, saying that the Governor must comply with the wishes of Rupert Murdoch over the good of the voters/citizens who live in the state of New Jersey.

does that sound about right?


Don't read too much into it. The GOP sees the writing on the wall and they know that Romney doesn't have a chance in hell of winning come Tuesday. They are just lining up their blame game, because they'll never admit that their ideology is in any way wrong.
 
2012-11-03 12:24:56 PM  
We. Do. Not. Negotiate. With. Terrorists.
 
2012-11-03 12:25:37 PM  

Weaver95: so let me get this straight, make sure i've got this in my head right. The Gov of New Jersey does his job, confers with the President of this country and helps to coordinate federal disaster relief for the people who put him into office. But this angers a rich and powerful media conglomerate owner, who implies/threatens said Governor of New Jersey saying that unless his demands are met, that the Governor will 'take the blame' for an Obama re-election. In effect, saying that the Governor must comply with the wishes of Rupert Murdoch over the good of the voters/citizens who live in the state of New Jersey.

does that sound about right?


Yup. A couple of points:

New Jersey is in no way, shape, or form a 'Swing State'

Murdoch and Faux News are as responsible as anybody for the current state of the GOP as a radical right wing party with very little centrist appeal.
 
2012-11-03 12:25:48 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Haven't we had enough of that wrinkled Aussie cock sucker already?


Calling Rupert Murdoch a cocksucker is an insult to all the awesome and talented cock suckers out there.
 
2012-11-03 12:26:56 PM  
I like how the Romney platform has switched from "F*ck you, I got mine" to "Vote for me, f*cker, or we'll take yours."


a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com

You charming motherf*cker, you.
 
2012-11-03 12:27:07 PM  
Setting aside the sleazy, disgusting, partisan politics of it, I think a message like that is more likely to piss off a guy like Christie off than get him to fall in line. I hope Christie takes five minutes of out his day to issue a hearty "fark you" to Murdoch.
 
2012-11-03 12:27:23 PM  

Somacandra: Marcus Aurelius: Haven't we had enough of that wrinkled Aussie cock sucker already?

Calling Rupert Murdoch a cocksucker is an insult to all the awesome and talented cock suckers out there.


How about a horse cock sucker
 
2012-11-03 12:28:07 PM  

The Lone Gunman: Chris Christie is still a boor, but at least he has his priorities straight.

And if Murdoch thinks he can get Christie replaced, time will make a fool of him.


That's the real threat - that Murdoch will retaliate against him using his power of the press. I think Rupert may have picked the wrong guy to try to push around.
You'd probably need a forklift.
 
2012-11-03 12:28:11 PM  
I believe Murdoch is a naturalized citizen. Not that it makes him any less an asshat.
 
2012-11-03 12:28:12 PM  

Lost Thought 00: It'd be hilarious if Romney was the nominee again in 2016. It's not like he's been doing anything else with his spare time for the last decade


It will never happen though, Republicans only reluctantly nominated him this time because everyone else in the field except Huntsman was atrociously bad, and Huntsman had the liability of admitting he was a moderate.

Actually, it would be hilarious if the 2016 election got Ross Perot'd, with someone like Chris Christie or Huntsman running as an independent spoiler to the insanity of the Republican party.
 
2012-11-03 12:28:30 PM  

Elandriel: Good to know an Australian is openly influencing American politics


Australian propagandist. He's a good argument for immigration reform.
 
2012-11-03 12:28:45 PM  

LaViergeNoire: I've never been a Chris Christie fan, but seeing him all beleaguered and earnest post-Sandy activated a weird crush in me. It may not last. But in the meantime, I'd love him to cross over.


I still think he's a loud, obnoxious prick, but he is good in a crisis.

Of course, I think the bigger story is that even Murdoch thinks Romney has no farking chance, with his declaration of the "next four dire years" like it's a certainty.
 
2012-11-03 12:29:10 PM  

spelletrader: Weaver95: so let me get this straight, make sure i've got this in my head right. The Gov of New Jersey does his job, confers with the President of this country and helps to coordinate federal disaster relief for the people who put him into office. But this angers a rich and powerful media conglomerate owner, who implies/threatens said Governor of New Jersey saying that unless his demands are met, that the Governor will 'take the blame' for an Obama re-election. In effect, saying that the Governor must comply with the wishes of Rupert Murdoch over the good of the voters/citizens who live in the state of New Jersey.

does that sound about right?

Don't read too much into it. The GOP sees the writing on the wall and they know that Romney doesn't have a chance in hell of winning come Tuesday. They are just lining up their blame game, because they'll never admit that their ideology is in any way wrong.


well...ok, I mean the GOP has started the musical chairs blame game for when Obama gets re-elected but...doesn't anyone find it disconcerting to hear rich and powerful CEOs openly threatening elected officials? If I threatened the governor of pennsylvania I can pretty much guess what the response is gonna be...and it would probably end with me spending quality time in a jail cell somewhere.
 
2012-11-03 12:29:23 PM  
Breaking News: Cannibals eat their own
 
2012-11-03 12:30:31 PM  

HeartBurnKid: LaViergeNoire: I've never been a Chris Christie fan, but seeing him all beleaguered and earnest post-Sandy activated a weird crush in me. It may not last. But in the meantime, I'd love him to cross over.

I still think he's a loud, obnoxious prick, but he is good in a crisis.

Of course, I think the bigger story is that even Murdoch thinks Romney has no farking chance, with his declaration of the "next four dire years" like it's a certainty.


Anyway, they won't be "dire years" for Murdoch. Obama is his golden-egg-laying goose.
 
2012-11-03 12:30:55 PM  

Weaver95: so let me get this straight, make sure i've got this in my head right.


Cole's Notes: Party Before Country. Rupert rocks the PBC ticket.
 
2012-11-03 12:31:30 PM  
...I wonder if William Randolph Hearst was this obnoxious in his day?

While this blood letting will be good for the GOP (and the Nation) in the long run, it is really to soon to start this civil war. Eventually the Tea Party will be wiped out, but hopefully it'll happen before they cause too much trouble.
 
2012-11-03 12:32:22 PM  
Chris Christie may be a giant fat douche most of the time but I like the way he is NOT playing politics during this crisis.
 
2012-11-03 12:32:30 PM  
Thanks Bloomberg right decision.

What's he referring to here? Didn't Bloomberg just endorse Obama?
 
2012-11-03 12:32:49 PM  

Weaver95: so let me get this straight, make sure i've got this in my head right. The Gov of New Jersey does his job, confers with the President of this country and helps to coordinate federal disaster relief for the people who put him into office. But this angers a rich and powerful media conglomerate owner, who implies/threatens said Governor of New Jersey saying that unless his demands are met, that the Governor will 'take the blame' for an Obama re-election. In effect, saying that the Governor must comply with the wishes of Rupert Murdoch over the good of the voters/citizens who live in the state of New Jersey.

does that sound about right?

 

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2012-11-03 12:32:54 PM  
Christie has reached his personal breaking point. Do not threaten a man who has reached his breaking point.
 
2012-11-03 12:33:05 PM  

bloobeary: Right, Murdoch. Because when Romney loses, it won't be because he was a parody of a human being who had no business running for office in the first place, it will be because when the chips were down, Christie didn't toe the party line.

How dare he allow Obama to act Presidential!? How dare he stray from the approved narrative!? His duty was to throw any offer of help back in Obama's face, and let New Jersey drown. To go down with the ship for the good of the Republican Meme.

But, then Christie had to go and demonstrate that he had an actual conscience..

I bet that grates on your last nerve.

 
2012-11-03 12:33:05 PM  
For my next trick, I will tie this helpless maiden to these railroad tracks.
 
2012-11-03 12:33:13 PM  

Gwyrddu: Lost Thought 00: It'd be hilarious if Romney was the nominee again in 2016. It's not like he's been doing anything else with his spare time for the last decade

It will never happen though, Republicans only reluctantly nominated him this time because everyone else in the field except Huntsman was atrociously bad, and Huntsman had the liability of admitting he was a moderate.

Actually, it would be hilarious if the 2016 election got Ross Perot'd, with someone like Chris Christie or Huntsman running as an independent spoiler to the insanity of the Republican party.


Huntsman is most likely. He has the money (billionaire dad), and he has no political capital left in the Republican establishment, so he has nothing to lose. Christie still has an investment in the Republican machine, so it's unlikely he'd sacrifice that. Bloomberg/Huntsman (in either order), could be a very interesting ticket
 
2012-11-03 12:33:47 PM  

Weaver95: so let me get this straight, make sure i've got this in my head right. The Gov of New Jersey does his job, confers with the President of this country and helps to coordinate federal disaster relief for the people who put him into office. But this angers a rich and powerful media conglomerate owner, who implies/threatens said Governor of New Jersey saying that unless his demands are met, that the Governor will 'take the blame' for an Obama re-election. In effect, saying that the Governor must comply with the wishes of Rupert Murdoch over the good of the voters/citizens who live in the state of New Jersey.

does that sound about right?


It extends beyond Murdoch. Republican voters in general are pissed at Christie. NPR had a report earlier this week where they interviewed voters in FL at a Romney rally, and this lady said she was upset with Christie because he was too "effusive" and that a simple "thank you" would have done.
 
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