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A Country Reeling from Right Wing Intimidation Finally Fights Back

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Maybe Chris Christie's Bridge to Chaos is finally that metaphorical stone fence of right wing belligerence; the high tide of decades of Right Wing intimidation before it was routed by a stalwart, belatedly competent, defense pushing back on all sides.  The Christie politics of dangerous bullying, which has a contemporary origin with the made-to-order fake outrages roiling since 1992, but really stretches back to the Ku Klux Klan, Bleeding Kansas, and, before that, to the Tories who threatened the United States even before its turbulent birth, has started--ever so slightly, but perceptibly--to come crashing down amidst righteous outrage, competent prosecution and persistent inquiry of Christie's revenge politics.  This new offensive is occurring from the remnants of a press corps that was, by and large, willing to abet the miserable failures of the Christie Administration.  They delighted in his rages and retaliation while never fully reporting his abject failure as chief administrator in the state.  For those who want to trumpet the successes of Boss Christie, let me invite you to downtown Camden for tea and crumpets.  Their complicity and passivity made for an interesting horse race, but it hurt countless citizens.  Here's hoping we can reclaim our national soul.    

Let's recount only some of the bullying we have as a country endured without sufficient consequences for the felons just since the last bit of shared prosperity we lost in 2000:

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