I’ve got the Trump Christie campaign slogan, if they want it

Today, as I was eating lunch alone in my car, listening to the radio, an interesting thought crossed my mind. “Which of our country’s established Republican leaders,” I wondered, “would agree to be Trump’s running mate, if they were asked?” While it’s true that, in general, I have a very low opinion of those who have decided to stay in the Republican party through the Charles Koch takeover, and the subsequent descent into madness, I’d like to believe that a good number of them would refuse to be a part of an administration that promises to be violent, angry, sexist, authoritarian, intolerant, cruel and racist. So, as I was sitting there, eating my sandwich, I was running through the list of prominent Republicans one by one, and trying to determine who would stand up to Team Trump, issuing he wins the nomination, and who would choose to join him.

Interestingly, just as I was thinking about this, wondering which Republican candidates might turn down and offer from Trump, or even say publicly, “If Trump wins the nomination, I will not be supporting him,” it was announced that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had endorsed the reality television celebrity turned politician. I don’t know that this will lead to an eventual announcement that Christie will be his running mate, but, as he’s the only national political figure to endorse Trump thus far, I think it’s definitely a possibility.

As an offer of good faith, just in case they do choose to join forces, I’ve just designed a graphic for them. Hopefully it serves them well.

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On a related note, I had another thought today… We’re either witnessing the end of the Republican party or the end of humanity… I’m not sure which it is yet. It could go either way.

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22 Comments

  1. Posted February 26, 2016 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    What do you like better, “closing bridges” or “blocking bridges”?

    Also, if someone could make this look like a real campaign ad, that would be great. I lack the ability to do much when it comes to graphic design.

  2. 734
    Posted February 26, 2016 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    Bullies Unite!

  3. Eel
    Posted February 26, 2016 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    “The Last Gasp of White Supremacy!”

  4. news
    Posted February 26, 2016 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    “There is no one who is better prepared to provide America with the strong leadership that it needs, both at home and around the world, than Donald Trump,” the New Jersey governor said at a news conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

  5. SST
    Posted February 26, 2016 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Here’s a better quote from today, if you’re interested. It comes from Republican Senator Lindsay Graham. Saying his party has gone “batshit” crazy, the Senator added, “If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you.”

  6. charlieRomeo
    Posted February 26, 2016 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    Just cut to the chase:

    “Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer”

    “one people, one government, one dictator”

    Welcome to Amerika… does this sound familiar?

  7. Stephen Cain
    Posted February 26, 2016 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    The walls and bridges fits literally and with the Pope’s metaphor on what it takes to be a Christian.

  8. Posted February 26, 2016 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

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  9. Posted February 26, 2016 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    trumpchristie4

  10. Posted February 26, 2016 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    Just in case there’s anyone out there who doesn’t get the bridge reference, here’s a clip from a Vanity Fair piece on the Christie scandal know as Bridgegate.

    …“Bridgegate,” the label given to the weeklong traffic nightmare deliberately thrust upon the town of Fort Lee, New Jersey, in September 2013, was for a time the hottest political story in the country. Exhaustively covered by cable networks, particularly MSNBC, and in print by The Wall Street Journal, the story has a somewhat bizarre narrative:

    On the first day of school in Fort Lee, the Port Authority’s police department moved traffic cones near the George Washington Bridge without warning, forcing three lanes of cars through a single toll booth at the foot of the world’s busiest bridge. The gridlock lasted for four days, making buses full of students late for class and outraging commuters, and only ended when the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the agency that owns New York City’s area airports and the bridges and tunnels across the Hudson River, ordered that Fort Lee’s ordinary access be restored.

    For a time, agency officials claimed that the operation had been a mismanaged traffic study. But in early January 2014, leaked e-mails suggested that two of Christie’s top appointees at the Port Authority had colluded with a deputy chief of staff in Christie’s statehouse office to choreograph the operation. When Fort Lee’s mayor, a Democrat named Mark Sokolich, frantically tried to reach Port Authority officials, the three conspirators agreed that he would be met with “radio silence.” The mayor soon began to suspect that the closures were punishment for his refusal to endorse Christie’s re-election campaign. After a sixteen-month-long investigation, federal prosecutors reached the same conclusion.

  11. Paul Heckbert
    Posted February 27, 2016 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    The campaign ad could be customized to different media markets, e.g.
    for Detroit: “Time for some traffic problems in Windsor”;
    for Buffalo: “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Erie”;
    for El Paso: “Time for some traffic problems in Cuidad Juarez”;
    for San Diego: “Time for some traffic problems in Tijuana”.

  12. JR Bruun
    Posted February 27, 2016 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    Favourite LP: “Walls & Bridges” by John Lennon.

  13. Posted February 27, 2016 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    It crossed my mind when I was writing this post, Mr. Bruun. I just couldn’t find a way to work it in.

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  14. Posted February 27, 2016 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Actually, now that I dig a little, I could have probably incorporated this quote from Lennon about the title of the record.

    FROM WIKIPEDIA:

    The title of the album refers to the barriers that Lennon had constructed between himself and others and to his hope that those barriers could be surmounted. Lennon said, “Walls keep you in either protectively or otherwise, and bridges get you somewhere else.”

  15. anonymous
    Posted February 27, 2016 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    You could cut the sexual tension with a knife.

  16. Posted February 27, 2016 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    If any of you graphic designers out there would like to take this idea of mine one step further and create a real “Walls and Bridges” yard sign for the Trump Christie campaign, here’s an idea… How about using John Lennon’s script from the album mentioned above? I think it could be really powerful.

  17. Posted February 27, 2016 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    I want them two to kiss so bad!

    And FWIW, I don’t think this is the end of the Republican party by a long shot. They are just getting started now that the supremacists have a “voice”. Even if Trump gets the nomination and loses the election, these people are now emboldened and crawling out of the woodwork. It is a huge mistake to think that they are all just “poorly educated”. These people (yes, I know what I said there so I will say it again) THESE PEOPLE are fucking scary as shit. They make the Tea Baggers look as angelic as someone who is literally dipping his balls into someone else’s mouth.

  18. Ian Fulcher
    Posted February 27, 2016 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    “Ain’t much of a difference / Between a bridge and a wall.” -Hedwig

  19. Posted February 27, 2016 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    I don’t remember that scene in Hedwig at all. It’s been too long.

  20. Mike White
    Posted February 27, 2016 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    Ian hit the nail on the head with that one.

    Here’s the scene.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIZ5F2CKlZE

  21. Peter Larson
    Posted March 1, 2016 at 2:58 am | Permalink

    In an election season, people are interesting in political topics.

  22. Meta
    Posted March 1, 2016 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    The Washington Post: “Chris Christie is now ruined”

    Since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has endorsed Donald Trump, he has been:

    • Humiliated by video showing Trump ordering him onto the plane and telling him to “go home.”

    • Condemned by his former finance co-chair Meg Whitman. (“The Governor is mistaken if he believes he can now count on my support, and I call on Christie’s donors and supporters to reject the Governor and Donald Trump outright. I believe they will. For some of us, principle and country still matter.”)

    • Excoriated for his disastrous TV interview on Sunday. Phrases like “train wreck,” “off the rails” and “disaster” were used to describe his appearance.

    In other words, if it had not been obvious to him before this weekend, his political career is essentially over. He has gone from someone admired for his political talent to the object of derision as an errand boy for someone who espouses fascistic ideas (e.g., punishing the press) and openly displays his bigotry (e.g., retweeting a Mussolini quote). Christie is now signed up with the man who the Anti-Defamation League on Sunday was compelled to call out for pretending initially not to know who David Duke is.

    Read more:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/02/29/chris-christie-is-now-ruined/

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