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QoTD Mejia: The Walker-Christie model

“Scott Walker’s campaign may be dead, but his anti-working family policies live on in the candidacy of Chris Christie. Like Walker, Governor Christie has staked his bid on reflexive hostility to hardworking public servants and wrongheaded opposition to pro-family policies like raising the minimum wage and paid sick days. NJ Working Families will continue to ‘tell it like it is’ about the mess the Walker-Christie model has made of New Jersey’s economy, until Christie joins Scott Walker on the losers bench.”

            – NJ Working Families Exec. Dir. Analilia Mejia

I’m intrigued by the idea that Scott Walker’s now-dead campaign lives on in some ghost-form imprinted on Chris Christie’s, particularly since Walker didn’t get what he wanted from the RGA when Christie ran it. Some nice symmetry to how much these guys have in common and how neither of them can shake the FAILstink of White House dreams nobody else shares.  

Analilia Mejia on Chris Hayes

From last night, this is Analilia Mejia of NJ Working Families, killing it on Chris Hayes. A segment called Pension reform made Gov. Christie a star. Until now.

Pension ‘reform’ made the guy famous, a bipartisan star. And as his propaganda advertised, a new kind of politician who was better than his predecessors of both parties – those saps that snagged pension money to close their own budget shortfalls. But that was then. Now, Christie’s sinking under his own budget mismanagement and unrealistic revenue projections, with policies based on corpo-loopholes, coddling the wealthy and telling regular people if they just pay in more and get less out, he’d keep a promise to fully fund the pension payments. Christie was supposed to be some new kinda politician. The darling of the Wall Street donor class, somebody they could get behind for 2016. Nope.  

Short ad. Just deal with it.

Below the fold, bonus video also from last night, on how Matt Mowers testimony might answer the question of Why was it suddenly time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee?