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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

There’s no tension between Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), according to Paul. In fact, the freshman senator’s crack about the governor’s weight and Christie’s stern public rebuke in response is all “under the bridge,” Paul told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

“Oh, no, we’re all one big happy family now,” Paul said after Hannity brought up his relationship with the scandal-ridden governor. Sensing Paul might have been poking fun at the “Bridgegate” fiasco, Hannity asked: “No pun intended?” Paul then repeated himself, saying, “We’re all getting together now, we’re going to be a big, happy party, I think.”

Paul’s jab is the latest in a long and public feud between the two outspoken Republicans. Less than a month ago, Senator Paul took the opportunity to indirectly bash Governor Christie as Bridgegate was receiving intense media coverage. “I don’t know who emailed who and who works for whom,” Paul told NBC News. “I have been in traffic before, though, and I know how angry I am when I’m in traffic and I’ve always wondered, ‘Who did this to me?’”

Prior to Christie’s current scandals, in July of last year, Paul famously referred to Christie as the “King of Bacon” during a public sparring match regarding federal funds for New Jersey’s Superstorm Sandy relief effort.

Ironically, Paul’s crusade against financial aid for storm-ravaged New Jersey may have increased relevance because of Christie’s scandals. Governor Christie’s administration is now under federal investigation for allegedly using Sandy funds as leverage to secure lucrative real estate deals for specific developers.

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  • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

    Every time Paul opens his mouth, it proves he is still scared that Christie will be a force to be reckoned with in 2016.

  • [email protected]

    Christie never ha a snowballs chance to get the nomination and now he will be lucky to stay out of jail. I sure hope that Rand Paul gets the nomination since he has zero chance of getting elected

    • Jim Myers

      I used to feel that way about the idiot child of George H. W. Bush.

      Never underestimate the ability of the Right Wing Nut Jobs to slander a person until they are not able to win an election.

      Especially when their opponent promises all the candy everyone could possibly eat, without any of the negative consequences.

      Then tie up the package with Voter Restrictions, Extreme Gerrymandering, Negative Advertising, Outright Lies, etc.

      Even those States where the vote looks like it couldn’t possibly go Red, Progressives are vulnerable.

      There are too many Koch Heads, Rove Clones, and politicians who have sold their souls for political contributions to dismiss the 2014 elections.

      There are too many rich and powerful citizens who would never soil their hands by going to war, but will do whatever it takes to provoke bloodshed and create reasons to send someone else to “Fight For Our Country.”

      You know them.

      The “Real Americans.”

      • [email protected]

        I agree with everything that you said, but I am hopeful in the long run due to the changing demographics in the country. But the old, white, males will not permit the participation of the other ethnic groups without a fight and trying every trick in the book. Michigan will soon change the way electoral college is awarded to Congressional District so that they will be able to carry the state even though they lose the popular vote.

        • Jim Myers

          I agree about the Old White Farts trying desperately to maintain a strangle hold on political offices.

          Underestimating the sleazy tactics, lies, distortions of facts, etc. are some of the biggest problems facing the Progressives.

          As well as the money being spent to destroy reputations of good people.

          North Carolina is the perfect example of the power exhibited by the rich and infamous.

          There is already seven million dollars being spent by the Koch Heads and other Billionaires hell bent on unseating Kay Hagen from the Senate.

          That money is nearly all from outside of North Carolina.

          They want the most compliant Senate money can buy.

          • Allan Richardson

            At this point in our history, the only way to stop bad guys with checkbooks is lots of good guys with checkbooks.

          • Jim Myers

            I agree.