Thursday, September 30, 2010

Christie, Paladino -- cage fight?

Please, spare me the GOP tough guy routines.

I’m talking about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and NY gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino. Both are bullies using money, power and bodyguards to shield them from their own big mouths.

Two quick examples:

Christie was flanked by bodyguards as he charged a heckler in the crowd. That take lots of courage, gov.

Paladino told a reporter he would “take him out” for asking impertinent questions. Presumably, the zillionaire candidate wouldn’t even have to use campaign funds to hire a hit man.

If these two adolescents want to show how tough they are, here’s an idea: let’s have a cage fight for these aging pudge-men who act like they are short of grease in their brain pans.

What do you say, boys? Want to duke it out?

Obviously growing up is too hard to do. That rules out anger management.

You want to know what courage is, guys? Passing health care reform. Refusing to extend tax cuts for the wealthy. Passing Wall Street Reform. Do these kinds of things even when you know it might cost you the election.

That’s how we got the Civil Rights Act. Men and women of courage.
Real courage.

You guys are just blowhards.


The South Plainsman said...

The real courage is shown by those breave Democrats who won't hold open meetings back in their own districts.

The South Plainsman said...

Oops! BRAVE.

Blog of Ages said...

I agree with that guy in Florida who call the Tea Party "the party of me."

Take the country back? From what? Other Americans?

Anonymous said...

Amen. Good column. You put the bullies way down where they belong.


The South Plainsman said...

From progressives.

From Obama, Pelosi, Reid, et. al., ad nauseum.

It is the age old disagreement we have had in the country since birth.

The Federalists wanted a strong, paternalistic central government, the anti-Federalists wanted a limited government.

The one that was formed under our Constitution was a compromise, too strong for some and too weak for others.

There has been an ongoing struggle ever since.

Political parties have even switched sides over the Centuries. The Democratic Party was formed to keep the power with the people, and was in favor of limited government. See Thomas Jefferson's writings as a demonstration.

Now, the Democrats favor a very strong government that would regulate and control all of the important aspects of our lives.

They control the country right now, so we are going to take it back.

Through the ballot box.

Anonymous said...

You are on target...and what is disturbing is the number of citizens who admire this kind of behavior. Sick. Bill

The South Plainsman said...

I will bet none of you have been to a rea party gqathering, and are only spouting the party line.

One thing about the tea party folks I know is that they think for themselves, and don't rely upon some political party to do their thinking for them

To view these folks the way you folks appear to be, you must be looking at them from the extreme left.

That's OK. It is all about each person's opinion. What will settle it is the ballot boxes across the country.

Except the same disagreement will continue to arise each cycle, and will have to be solved the same way.

That is what it is all about.

Blog of Ages said...

I've never been to a KKK meeting either. But I know enough about their philosophy to fight against them.

paula said...

@SP___Think for themselves? Surely, you jest. Tea Party folks think what Glenn Beck et al tells them to think. Do you really believe this large group of people who never rallied before for anything in their lives just happened to have the same thoughts at the same time? SP, you don't have to be sitting at any particular spot on the spectrum to notice such a large herd of copycats, all spouting the same non-message. They don't know what they want, but they know what they don't want. Doesn't take much thinking to come up with that, does it? Just a lot of sloganeering.

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