How things can change in just 90 days.
90 days ago, the MFM, the Democrats, and the GOP Establishment stood as one in their hatred of the heretic, Senator Ted Cruz, for both standing against Obamacare and exposing his party leadership’s Kabuki Theater “opposition” to it.
90 days ago, Mr. Chris Christie, coming off his re-election victory, was being figuratively lauded with laurel wreaths and rose petals. He was the darling of the GOP Establishment, who all but proclaimed, “You tea baggers — with your crazy ideas about fiscal responsibility and your weird fetish for following the Constitution — may not like him, but you’ll get in line because Christie is popular!”
Now, Senator Ted Cruz looks prescient because Obamacare has proven every bit the disaster he warned about and more; and he looks principled for standing up to the leadership of his own party. Mr. Chris Christie, on the other hand, looks like an arrogant, bullying schmuck. And the GOP Establishment look like fools … well, even greater fools than usual… for rallying around a pro-Amnesty, pro-gun control, Obama-hugging schmuck as the savior of their party.
Hubris. gentlemen, look it up.
And, by the way, this is no way justifies the MFM feeding frenzy around Mr. Christie. Over 300 people were killed by weapons supplied by Mr. Obama’s administration to Mexican drug gangs; the media yawn. Four Americans were brutally murdered, denied assistance as the president stood by and did nothing, then lied about it for weeks afterward; and this is treated as a punchline. But Mr. Chris Christie (may have) inconvenienced some commuters by closing some lanes on a bridge and its the Scandal of the Century.
Mr. Chris Christie may protest that it’s unfair for him to be tarred with this scandal, and he may be correct in that. But in politics, perception is what matters. He did not object to the perception that he was an unstoppable electoral juggernaut that prevailed three months ago. Live by it, die by it.