Obama’s Many Sins Do Not Justify What Chris Christie’s Aid Did

From the Independent Journal: “24 Underreported Democrat Scandals That Make News Media’s ‘Bridgegate Mania’ Look Like a Joke.”

Whatever happened in New Jersey under Governor Chris Christie in regards to the already-infamous “bridgegate,” the open gloating by the media over the unacceptable behavior of the Republican governor’s staffers is extremely revealing.

Regardless of one’s views on Governor Chris Christie, this coordinated political feeding frenzy is liberal hypocrisy at its finest.

1. Fast and Furious.

Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt by the U.S. House for refusing to turn over Department of Justice documents related to the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, which led to hundreds of Mexican civilians being killed and U.S. border patrol agent Brian Terry’s death. (See NBC News, August 3, 2011 and Independent Journal Review, June 29, 2012.)

2. Benghazi

Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith, Christopher Stevens and Glen Doherty were killed during the attack, which came without any rescue attempt by the Obama administration. Nevertheless, the White House tried to cover up what happened by blaming a YouTube for causing the terrorist attack, even though there was no protest at the Libyan mission.

3. IRS Targeting Scandal

The IRS not only admitted that it had targeted the Tea Party and other conservative groups during the 2012 presidential campaign in an effort to challenge their tax-exempt status applications, but it also apologized for doing so. But where is the rest of the investigation, and what about accountability?


Republicans are no better than Democrats if “but, look over there” is the response to egregious acts by their own public officials. Forget the Party label and focus simply on the behavior in question.

The order to close down lanes of traffic was childish, vindictive, and evil—it needs to be clearly labeled as inexcusable. One woman apparently died, thanks in part to this little exercise in political idiocy—imagine what actions the man and his cronies could undertake with even more power, once in the White House!

Yes, the scandals on this page are grounds for investigation and likely prosecution. Please, however, don’t try to use them to deflect attention from Christie’s unbelievably poor demonstration of character in this incident. If he had any honor, those involved would have been fired immediately, and he would have resigned in disgrace for his abysmal choice of executive staff.