‘Bridgegate’ laughable
January 23, 2014 09:10 PM | 1963 views | 8 8 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

Kevin Foley’s column “A Bridge Over Troubled Water,” should have been subtitled “A Bridge Too Far.”

For him to dismiss the many scandals of the Obama administration, i.e., Fast and Furious, IRS-Tea Party, NSA spying, journalist email snooping, Benghazi slaughter, the “Syrian Red Line,” the Iranian nuclear pact and “You can keep your doctor ...” as insignificant Republican trash-talk when compared to Gov. Christie’s traffic tie-up brouhaha is not only absurd, it deserves no space in the MDJ.

Foley’s dismissal of Obama’s failures and abuses of power while claiming Christie’s “Bridgegate” traffic stoppage is worthy of prosecution is beyond ridiculous. The former cost American lives and damaged our standing in the world while the latter made commuters late to work.

Obama’s claim that he knew nothing about the above scandals is either a lie or gross negligence on the part of our disinterested president. Either way is sad commentary on the state of this presidency.

Surely you can find someone with opposing viewpoints who isn’t so laughable. The MDJ can certainly do better than continue to publish this kind of nonsense.

Dr. Richard Erickson

Marietta

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Kevin Foley
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January 31, 2014
@ Dr. Erickson - Breaking news, 1/31

In a letter released by his lawyer, the official, David Wildstein, a high school friend of Mr. Christie’s who was appointed with the governor’s blessing at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the bridge, described the order to close the lanes as “the Christie administration’s order” and said “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference” three weeks ago.
Kevin Foley
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January 28, 2014
@ Dr. Erickson - "A bridge too far," huh?

Chris Christie’s political future looks to be in serious danger with more Americans believing the embattled New Jersey governor is lying about the bridge closure scandal than telling the truth, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Christie’s overall standing has taken a major hit in the survey, with just 22 percent of Americans viewing the Republican New Jersey governor favorably -- down from 33 percent in October.
nonsense is right!
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January 24, 2014
Foley's statements are so predictable that it is a waste of time to either read his column or his obnoxious comments. The paper got rid someone like Laura Armstrong, who wrote sensible columns and instead have given us Foley, who is laughable, and Kathleen Parker who is simply inane.
why not
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January 27, 2014
I suppose this is what happens when someone crawls out of their FOX bubble and has to face the real world of different opinions. If everyone thought like Armstrong, FOX and nonsense Mitt Romney would be President, he isn't.
Kevin Foley
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January 24, 2014
Speaking of nonsense, Dr. Erickson's letter reads like a hysterical Sean Hannity script, suggesting where he gets his ideas.

He should re-read my column. Nowhere in the column did I say Christie should be prosecuted. Unlike right wingers, I haven't rushed to judgment. I merely wrote about what is known and what is happening in New Jersey.

Dr. Erickson is also woefully ignorant of the facts surrounding the so-called Obama "scandals." For example, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen told Congress everything that could be done was done to get to Benghazi...the rescue just didn't get there in time.

As FDR said, repetition of a lie doesn't make it true.
Guido Sarducci
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January 24, 2014
"As FDR said, repetition of a lie doesn't make it true."

Foley, you really should take that to heart.

Your continual insistence that there are no scandals involving Obama really make you appear utterly stupid. Did you not read the latest bi-partisan report which concluded that Benghazi was preventable?
just sayin
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January 27, 2014
My Goodness Guido Sarducci quoting the "Great Socialist" Franklin Roosevelt. If Foley takes any quote from FDR to heart it should be "Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one person as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me and I welcome their hatred". If you are being hated by the likes of Guido Sarducci you must be doing something right.
Guido Sarducci
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January 28, 2014
to just sayin: You have it all wrong. I don't hate Foley, I pity him in his anger and his ignorance.

As far as quoting FDR, it might surprise you to know that FDR and Harry Truman rank among my top five most admired Presidents.

Not all who disagree with Foley and the current idiot in the White House, place much trust in labels, such as Democrat or Republican. We, because we are not bound by party propaganda, as Foley is,look at things objectively, not through colored glasses.
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