Feb 8, 201612:43 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Marco was fun while he lasted! Bernie berned by VA hospital scandal
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Chris Christie ripped a Titanic-sized gash in Marc O’Rubio’s hull. It was pathetic watching Marc O’Rubio robo-repeating the same 25-second canned speech three times while Christie was poking him like a bear baiter. The Wall Street Journal called it a “gutting.”
The episode forces the handicappers at the Blaska Policy Research Werkes (and Tanning Parlor) to take Sen. O’Rubio off the leaderboard for its coveted Official Endorsement and Secret Initiation Ceremony. (“Please sir, may I have another.”)
Marco’s star is bright but his time has not yet come. Christie is right; the man has never made a consequential decision. Marco reminds me of a young JFK — a much younger JFK. Kennedy had a negligible career in Congress. He was not a difference maker but he did log six years in the House and eight years in the Senate. Even before that, he had toured Europe under the aegis of his ambassador father, thought long and hard about why England slept, and served in battle.
Even at that, JFK made two near-fatal rookie mistakes early in his brief term. He swallowed whole the CIA’s half-baked scheme to invade Cuba, and he got played by Khrushchev at the Vienna summit.
O’Rubio is correct about one thing (and Christie wrong): Barack Obama is not some incompetent stumblebum running into the furniture. He knows exactly what he is doing and is good at it. Obamacare was not a happy accident. Never underestimate your adversaries. Hillary, Bernie, Putin — sharp and clever.
So, yeah, I can see Chris Christie as president. He is a serious conservative, executive experienced, a helluva debater. He’ll field dress the Hildabeast and grind her into sausage.
But the circular firing squad keeps reloading. I’m ready to say enough debates for a while. Paul Ryan will be the only one not hemorrhaging by July’s national convention. Paul Ryan for President. *
(*Authorized and paid for by the Great Koch Bros Dark-Money Conspiracy, Raoul Koch, treasurer.)