Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wall Street Licking Its Chops As It Sees Christie And Booker Ahead In Their New Jersey Races


By now you're probably well aware that GOP presidential rivals Chris Christie and Rand Paul are already slugging it out-- over national security and governing philosophy. It looks to be pretty ugly, as anything Christie gets involved in always turns out to be. But their disputes aren't just a matter of two ambitious Republicans trying to knock each other out of presidential contention. Christie, in fact, sounds exactly like Democratic Wall Street shill Corey Booker. They're like the Jersey Bobbsey Twins.
Christie, at a forum in Colorado on Thursday, pointed to a “strain of libertarianism” coursing through both parties as a “very dangerous thought” more than a decade after the Sept. 11 attacks. Christie was asked whether he was referring to Paul, a fellow potential Republican presidential candidate who has been at the forefront of the party’s libertarian wing.

“You can name any number of people and he’s one of them,” said Christie. “These esoteric, intellectual debates-- I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. And they won’t, because that’s a much tougher conversation to have.”

Paul on Sunday rejected arguments that the National Security Agency’s collection of hundreds of millions of U.S. phone and Internet records are necessary to prevent terrorism.

“I don’t mind spying on terrorists,” he said. “I just don’t like spying on all Americans.”

Paul said the issue resonates particularly with young people, a key demographic Republicans need to attract in order to succeed in national elections.

“If you talk about some privacy issues like that, I think you will find youth coming to you,” said Paul, who said his own decision on whether to run for president won’t come until next year.

...Christie last week criticized Paul’s opposition to warrantless federal surveillance programs, saying it harmed efforts to prevent terrorism. Paul told reporters after speaking at a fundraiser outside Nashville on Sunday that Christie’s position hurts GOP chances in national elections, and that spending priorities of critics like the governor and Rep. Peter King of New York do more to harm national security.

“They’re precisely the same people who are unwilling to cut the spending, and their ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme-- give me all my Sandy money now.’” Paul said, referring to federal funding after the hurricane last year. “Those are the people who are bankrupting the government and not letting enough money be left over for national defense.”
Christie sounds exactly like Booker when he's criticizing Rush Holt's proposal to protect American citizens' constitutional rights to privacy under the 4th Amendment. It isn't something Booker, a grubby pol and creature of Wall Street banksters, has any understanding of.
And he said he believes the federal government has gone too far in its secret surveillance programs, but he called Holt’s position that Congress should throw out the Patriot Act and start over “a little irresponsible.”
Similarly, Booker is one of the ConservaDems willing-- eager-- to wreck Social Security on behalf of the banksters who have financed his career.
For Social Security, Booker said he opposes raising the retirement age for most people in the country-- except, perhaps, for people in their 20s or younger-- because the country made promises to them.
New Jersey voters probably don't realize they're about to go from having one of the most progressive Members of the Senate to having one of the worst Democrats, on a par with garbage like Joe Lieberman and Blanche Lincoln. Take a look at how Rush explains it himself-- and then consider contributing to his campaign.

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