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More Scandal: Mayor Alleges Christie Shut Down DMV in Revenge
« on: January 23, 2014, 04:40:22 PM »
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/23/More-Scandal-Elizabeth-Mayor-Alleges-Christie-Shut-Down-City-s-DMV-For-Revenge

More Scandal: Mayor Alleges Christie Shut Down DMV in Revenge

by Frances Martel 23 Jan 2014, 11:20 AM PDT

Is there one Democratic mayor in New Jersey that doesn't have a story about how Chris Christie hurt his city to get back at him? Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage is the latest to join the parade, accusing Christie of inexplicably closing his city's Motor Vehicle Commission office and placing traffic cameras where they were not needed.

"And some folks think its a good idea that he gets the nuclear codes," Mayor Bollwage quipped while explaining what he thought were two separate plots to hurt the economically ravaged city of Elizabeth in order to enact revenge on its Democratic mayor. Bollwage first announced that he too considered himself a victim of Christie's vindictiveness on MSNBC's The Last Word days ago, in an interview overshadowed by graver accusations such as those of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, also on MSNBC, that Christie threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy funding from the city. Bollwage has since then only surfaced in the one interview nationally to accuse the governor, and there is no evidence that, like Zimmer, federal investigators have attempted to contact him.

Bollwage and New Jersey Assemblyman Joe Cryan, who represents Elizabeth, argued that the Motor Vehicle Commission office was shut down as a move for "complete retribution... there was no other possible explanation for it." They alleged that the closure caused hours-long lines at the closest office remaining open in Newark, far from public transportation. Bollwage and Cryan are longtime members of the New Jersey Democratic scene, and Elizabeth's other legislative representative, State Senator Ray Lesniak, has long been a powerful force in New Jersey politics. Lesniak had also been a top strategist for the Corzine campaign.

Bollwage also accused Christie of concocting a traffic light retribution scheme. The Daily Mail notes that Elizabeth received funding for traffic safety cameras, but they were not placed where Bollwage wanted them. "Just another retaliation by this administration," Bollwage lamented. Bollwage and Lesniak argued that the move would disproportionately affect Elizabeth's poor minority community, as the closed office was easily accessible by public transportation which is used in great numbers by that population.

Christie's office disputes the claim that there was "no logical reason" to shut down the extra Motor Vehicle Commission office. 'The Elizabeth agency was not only the least used of the three in Union County, but its consolidation saved New Jersey taxpayers nearly $300,000," Christie spokesperson Colin Reed responded.

Mayor Bollwage, a Democrat who has been mayor of Elizabeth for the better part of two decades, has been at the center of a number of scandals himself--from appointing corrupt officials in the city to attempting to shut down opposition newspapers. Bollwage's ties with State Senator Lesniak--also a political operative in Union County for decades--run deep, as does Lesniak's distaste for Christie, whom he has previously called "hideous" and "unhealthy." The third accuser in this latest allegation, Assemblyman Joe Cryan, has been accused of accepting campaign donations from organized crime figures and apologized publicly for sending "sexually charged emails" during office hours as an assemblyman.
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Re: More Scandal: Mayor Alleges Christie Shut Down DMV in Revenge
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 04:44:38 PM »

They are slap happy snappy happy about this breaking news.

Feds subpoena Chris Christie's campaign, GOP | 7online.com
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/politics&id=9404822
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: More Scandal: Mayor Alleges Christie Shut Down DMV in Revenge
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 04:46:51 PM »
They are slap happy snappy happy about this breaking news.

Feds subpoena Chris Christie's campaign, GOP | 7online.com
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/politics&id=9404822


The fact Christie was this close [] to McDonnell isn't going to be helpful for his future.
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Re: More Scandal: Mayor Alleges Christie Shut Down DMV in Revenge
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 10:37:57 PM »

Did the media miss all of the things shut down by 0bama back in October?
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Re: More Scandal: Mayor Alleges Christie Shut Down DMV in Revenge
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 10:41:26 PM »
Did the media miss all of the things shut down by 0bama back in October?

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Re: More Scandal: Mayor Alleges Christie Shut Down DMV in Revenge
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 11:50:39 PM »
While not a fan of Christie.. this whole thing is starting to piss me off!!  We almost need to rally around him, or the same thing is going to happen to each and every candidate that shows up Hillary in the polls! Repubs an conservatives need to think about it, before that wallow in happy shit over all this!


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Re: More Scandal: Mayor Alleges Christie Shut Down DMV in Revenge
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 11:51:11 PM »
While not a fan of Christie.. this whole thing is starting to piss me off!!  We almost need to rally around him, or the same thing is going to happen to each and every candidate that shows up Hillary in the polls! Repubs an conservatives need to think about it, before they(us) wallow in happy shit over all this!


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Re: More Scandal: Mayor Alleges Christie Shut Down DMV in Revenge
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2014, 12:40:37 AM »
While not a fan of Christie.. this whole thing is starting to piss me off!!  We almost need to rally around him, or the same thing is going to happen to each and every candidate that shows up Hillary in the polls! Repubs an conservatives need to think about it, before that wallow in happy shit over all this!
That implies that contemporary Republicans, conservatives have the willingness to practice UNITY, which is NOT what online forums sound like.

However the elected representatives have practiced it by not voting for Obama "care."

They have ACTUALLY done pretty well, considering the true amount of power they hold, with a majority in only one chamber.


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