Mike Kueber's Blog

November 5, 2012

An open letter to Don Imus and Bernard McGuirk

Filed under: People,Politics — Mike Kueber @ 2:52 pm
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Guys, you normally have a good sense of perspective, but today you were dead wrong in defending Chris Christie against the charge of untoward conduct in his support of Barack Obama’s candidacy.  And Saturday Night Live captured the conduct dead on:

  • Also I would like to give a sincere thanks to President Obama for how he handled the situation. On Election Day, I’m votin’ for Mitt Romney.  But if I had to pick one guy to have my back in a crisis, it would be Barack Obama. He’s been amazing! You know, some guy, such a leader, a true inspiration. Again, I’ll be a good soldier, I’ll vote for Romney, but I’m gonna haaate it! Do you hear me, I will HATE it!

Christie is currently trying to back away from his embarrassing conduct by saying that he merely said the president had done a good job.  Not exactly.  As show in this Daily Beast clip, Christie gushed that Obama “deserves great credit,” “has been all over this,” “deserves nothing but praise,” and “has done a great job for New Jersey.”  In fact, the effusive praise was so over the top that Christie needed to confirm to the media yesterday whether he was still planning to vote for Romney.  When before has a keynoter had to do that three days before an election? 

You guys claim that Hurricane Sandy and the bipartisan conduct of Christie and Obama were more important than mere politics.  How incredibly naïve!  Did you notice the following reporting from the Washington Post:

  • The two embraced and had words of praise for each other’s efforts to relieve the misery the superstorm brought to New Jersey residents — a rare display of bipartisanship during a bitter election campaign that has left the country deeply polarized.

I don’t know about you, but I never saw any media clips of Obama praising Christie (who actually has a much more important role than Obama in dealing with New Jersey’s Sandy-related problems).  No, the rare display of bipartisanship was used by the mainstream media to prop-up Obama’s floundering campaign and blunt Romney’s surging campaign. 

As savvy Haley Barbour said to CNN on Sunday, “The hurricane is what broke Romney’s momentum. I don’t think there’s any question about it.  Any day that the news media is not talking about jobs and the economy, taxes and spending, deficit and debt, Obamacare and energy, is a good day for Barack Obama.”   

You guys self-righteously declare that Christie’s kowtowing to Obama is more important than this year’s presidential election.  Forgive us for thinking otherwise.

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