Assholery Defined

As Damaged Goods Christie’s Good Time Hour comes very close to its end there’s nothing left but to enjoy the credits running over some probably hilarious outtakes of the star dropping his lines or breaking up during dramatic scenes.  If only Dom deLuise were still around to play Christie.

Chris Christie’s a-hole oblivion: How the tough-talkin’ GOP gunslinger lost his mojo

This part just touched my heart.

Everyone in the GOP field is an asshole. Trump is an asshole, but he’s such a cartoon that it can be hard to tell what’s real and what’s shtick. Ted Cruz is an asshole, but it’s calculated assholery in service of his overarching goal to be president and his inbred belief in his true self as a superior being.

What stands out about Chris Christie is that he’s a basic, garden-variety asshole. He’s the guy who cuts the line at White Castle and then, when you say something, asks you what you’re going to do about it. He has all the humanity of a garden slug.

Just to double back on Cruz and his crummy minions, the special self-important Christian brand of assholery does need to be mentioned. His campaign mislead people in Iowa about Ben Carson leaving the campaign. They took the accurately conveyed news from CNN that Carson was going home to get some clothes (yeah, really!) and specifically twisted that into the misinformation that he was shutting down his campaign. They told Carson followers that Carson was out and they should now vote for Cruz.  That’s a burn in hell lie there buddy.

Cruz apologized to Carson for it, but kinda not.  They’ve never taken responsibility for the lie.  Cruz and at least one of his campaign spokesman, Bob Vander Platts, kept trying to say that all they did was not clear up the record and deflect the blame to the completely blameless CNN.  No, they fucking lied.

It’s shitty even for a political campaign.  Especially for a campaign being run by and for so-called Christians.  You will hear his followers claim that they are comforted by his “Christian values” and you will also hear his followers justify or excuse such political games, rather than hold their man and his campaign to a higher standard.

That’s assholery!


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