With “Bridgegate” looming over NJ Gov.Chris Christie’s head, donors are abandoning him in large numbers; his favorable poll numbers are dropping faster than the knickers of the Kardashian of the month. There have been calls for him to step down as chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association. You have to hand it to the Democrats when it comes to character assassination. If they were in the restaurant business, a Three Star Michelin rating would be most appropriate. They have managed to sully the reputations of George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney and the collective reputation of Tea Party members while upholding the reputations of inveterate liars like Bill and Hill, Harry Reid, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi.
While Democrats squeal ad nauseum about the need for bi-partisanship, the president has used executive action to foist upon us, his model of America, albeit one that functions sans the checks and balances our founding fathers prescribed. Mr. President, your poll numbers are as low as President Bush’s at his lowest ebb. Why would you think the nation has any more confidence in you than we had with your predecessor when we are still mired in malaise. Six years into your administration! Most of us don’t see the happy face picture painted by your gallery of sycophants.
Now that Christie is on the ropes , the Democrats will turn their attention to any other viable Republican presidential candidate for 2016. Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who will face a tough re-election challenge later this year becomes a new target .
He has enjoyed a little respite since he withstood a recall vote in 2012. This was instigated for the most part for his steadfastness limiting the leverage of the municipal unions . He reined in excessive spending so much so that in his recent state of the state address, he announced a budget surplus in excess of $900 million.
Gov. Walker has come up with a novel idea – return some of it back to the taxpayers! In this day and age of bloated government bureaucracy how refreshing for someone to actually provide some help for the middle class instead of talking the intention to death without doing a thing.
Had this been a Democratic governor, the surplus would already be earmarked for administration to a bunch of political cronies for another non-productive program; or be used to prop up an existing one.
Gov. Walker has done a great service for the taxpayers of his state. But he will certainly draw the wrath of the DNC which needs new fodder for its wood chipping, character assassination machine.