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January 22, 2014

ROOT: Politics on TV: Reality series or serial drama?

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — I am always entertained by politics because, for the most part, I stay out of any discussions that deal with it.

I do pay enough attention to what is going on to have some sort of clue who I want to vote for in the major elections. I used to take those elections casually, but ever since President Obama made me regret voting for him, I decided to take a longer look at candidates before I pull that lever in November. I know that my vote is only one of millions, but I still think that it counts enough to make sure that I educate myself as much as I can on the important issues and where each candidate stands on those issues.

I used to be a big believer in New Jersey governor Chris Christie, but not anymore. There is too much out there that he says he didn’t know about, which he actually should have been in total control of, for me to believe him anymore.

Chris Christie is the Republican governor of New Jersey who was going to bring the country together. When Hurricane Sandy hit, he was the governor who said he’s more interested in helping his state than in furthering his political agenda. He was the Republican who had the Democratic POTUS campaigning for him because Obama believed that Christie could really unite the country and get things done.

Then Christie started burning his bridges and everything went south. Now he is labeled a bully and he is seen as having put his own political agendas ahead of helping the people of his state.

For a brief moment, I really thought a politician could act like a human being and not a politician. But, in the end, Christie was just like every other lying, cheating politician that has ever crawled along the surface of the planet. It is a shame, too, because this guy really seemed to have everything we needed.

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