As New Christie Allegations Emerge, Don’t Forget The Deliberate ‘Civilian Casualties’

Over the weekend, a former New Jersey-based journalist named Brian Murphy appeared on Up with Steve Kornacki and postulated a reason why the Chris Christie administration orchestrated a conspiracy to close toll lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge, causing a massive four-day traffic jam.

It might be the best theory so far. Murphy, who, like Kornacki, once unknowingly worked for David Wildstein, theorized that the lane closures were intended to stymie a multi-billion dollar land development deal, known as “Hudson Lights,” that Fort Lee Mayor Mike Sokolich was busily closing back in August. The land in question is located within spitting distance of the toll for the GWB. If the toll lanes were closed permanently, the traffic nightmare would jeopardize the deal.

More than any other theory, this is a solid and direct way for the Christie cronies to screw with Sokolich. Kill the Fort Lee development deal by deliberately making the existing infrastructure unacceptable. Clever. And dastardly, given the unprecedented traffic jam at an already traffic-heavy toll.

Meanwhile, other Jew Jersey mayors have stepped forward with their own stories about alleged Christie administration retribution. Via WNYC:

–The mayor of Hoboken, Dawn Zimmer, was asked to endorse Christie, and when she refused, a Hurricane Sandy relief state grant the city had applied for to the tune of $100 million was approved — for a sum total of $300,000. Not nearly enough for the city, which had been 80 percent submerged during the flood.

–The Christie administration also might’ve retaliated against Mayor Chris Bollwage of Elizabeth, New Jersey when legislators there opposed several Christie proposals in Trenton. Shortly thereafter, the only DMV in Elizabeth, the fourth largest city in the state, was closed. (You might recognize Elizabeth as the setting for The Sopranos.)

What’s most striking and eerily consistent about all of these stories is, to me, the centerpiece of the entire scandal. Specifically, it’s the ugly, emotionless way in which the Christie administration has deliberately hurt average, innocent New Jersey residents in its effort to exact its petty Neo-Cosa-Nostra vengeance.

As we follow the increasingly harrowing details of the scandal, it’s important to maintain an acute focus on this critical aspect of the story: the collateral damage, the civilian casualties… [CONTINUE READING]

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  • joseph2004

    This “story” reads like a late-night conspiracy nut TV program. Why don’t you hold off on the juicy theories so you don’t sound like a fruitcake. The truth will come out, eventually.

    Just trying to help.

    Meanwhile, remember that probe in Wisconsin initiated by a bunch of democrats who just can’t get past Scott Walker being governor (elected with wide support essentially twice)? Subpoenas were issued against organizations who supported Scott Walker during the recall election, but at the time of the subpoenas, it was profoundly unclear just what these organizations were supposed to have done that was illegal (even little Ashbaby in a post on the subject stated as much, but hey! he was sure there had to be something illegal going on!). Well, a judge has blocked the subpoenas on the grounds that there was no evidence anywhere of any wrongdoing.

    In other words, they were nothing but politically motivated thug attempts at intimidating conservative supporters of Scott Walker.
    Thanks a lot Democrats for keeping it classy.

    • Victor_the_Crab

      You’re never helpful, joeyuseless.

    • D_C_Wilson

      Quick! Look over there!

      When you have nothing of substance to say on topic, try to change the subject.

      Your trolling is noted.

  • bbiemeret

    “Jew Jersey”? That had to be Freudian… No other explanation will suffice.

    • bbiemeret

      Joh Stewart would be in fits of laughter for this.