At his press conference this morning, Gov. Christie announced that he has fired deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly for her role in the “Bridgegate” scandal, effective immediately:

Christie has also asked consultant Bill Stepien to withdraw his name from nomination for state party chairman, and he said that Stepien will not even be considered.

Christie went on to say this: “If I cannot trust someone’s judgment, I cannot ask others to do so.” And tweeters can’t help but notice that they haven’t heard anything like that from President Obama. High-level officials who presided over corruption and scandal are still gainfully employed.

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/421310723961393152

https://twitter.com/JasonBWhitman/status/421309501241696256

Plouffe is still around, as are these two:

Hope President Obama’s taking notes:

The MSM could learn from this as well:

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‘More trouble than he’s worth’? Chris Christie postpones appearance in the wake of ‘Bridgegate’ scandal

A ‘Bridgegate’ too far: Plouffe, MSM stoke outrage over Chris Christie, give Dems a free pass

‘I am outraged and deeply saddened’: Chris Christie issues Bridgegate statement; Lapdogs pounce

‘Seriously messed up’: BuzzFeed jagoff Andrew Kaczynski uses Bridgegate to mock Benghazi victims [pic]

‘Ouch’: Former Obama staffer issued reminder after mocking Chris Christie ‘Bridgegate’ response

‘Absolutely surreal’: Rep. Elijah Cummings statement about ‘Bridgegate’ bereft of self-awareness

‘People died’: Christine Teigen predicts lawsuits over ‘Bridgegate’

Daniel Hannan tells Chris Christie ‘where you made your blunder’ on ‘Bridgegate’

‘Unfreakin’ real’: Sleazy Politico goes ‘beyond poor taste’ with hashtag for NJ bridge scandal

  • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    So, somebody lies to Christie, and they get fired. Meanwhile, everybody lies around Obama, including Obama, and those who lie get promoted.

    Loosy, es’splain dis to me!

    • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Let’s ask WhoDat, it’d be just as entertaining.

  • Perry

    At least he has some balls, though he probably hasn’t seen them in years. Obama has no balls, confiscated by Reggie Love.

    • algonquinmatt

      and Larry Sinclair..

  • Happy Dragon

    If it turns out he really did know about the bridge jumble in advance, this is going to get blasted.

    • algonquinmatt

      well, if that’s the case, there’s one way for Christie to save his political career.

      He can switch parties today. He can say that he has ‘matured’ since this incident, and now has seen the light and will never make the same mistake again as a Democrat. Being a Republican made him angry, petty, vindictive and fat.

      The liberal media would love him long time and put him on the big ticket.

      Clinton-Christie 2016

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

    President Obama “might” have fired Ambassador Stevens over Benghazi, if he hadn’t left him to be captured, tortured and executed by Islamic savages.

    • UpNorth2

      And Hillary “might” have fired Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty for ignoring the orders to let the Annex fall, sadly for her, they were both killed before she could do that.

  • pinupartist

    Will the msdnc types have the gall to twist the firing of Bridget Kelly into just another casualty in the war on women?

    Is there a Mormon mafia? A little payback for his behavior before the 2012 election…? Either way, as far as karma goes, Christie deserves some of this just for how much suffering his actions then have caused…

  • NickGranite

    Obama can’t fire anyone. They have too much on him. Secdef Gate’s revelations are child’s play compared to what the insider’s know.

  • lainer51

    Takes guts and character to fire someone (who deserves it). That is why it never has and never will happen in this administration.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Also, isn’t it true that the person you fire is free to spill the beans on YOU?

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        Took the words, right off our key b o a r d…;’)

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Just a thought here:

    Long before he asked little boys whether they liked gladiator movies, Peter Graves starred in a television series called Mission: Impossible.

    In the prologue to the story, the narrator on the tape would always advise him that, if he accepted the mission, and he was caught, “The Secretary disavows all knowledge of your activities,” i.e., “plausible deniability.”

    C’mon, folks, in the last forty-odd years have we REALLY become so naïve as to think ANY leader is going to ‘fess up like some “real killer” on the old Perry Mason show? Or, as is far more likely, they’re (A), going to throw someone under the bus, or (B), going to say, as Jack Palance did in the film Shane, “Prove it.”

    Even taking it as a given they DID know, Christie did (A). Obama does (B). There’s your difference. FWIW.

    • Steve in Katy

      Ehhh! I watched the presser, I don’t think he’s lying. Not a fan, but admire leadership.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Maybe he wasn’t. Maybe he was. But even if we were to assume the worst of him, he still comes off better than Barry for having done as he did.

        • Steve in Katy

          Agree.

    • Bruce

      …”If only the Czar knew”…

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Yes. sir.

      Something that, folks may and we repeat may not realize faux, the reality of things, movies, program(s), children’s programming, etc. that which is out of Hollywood and others, liken what you just depicted about Mission Impossible, P. Mason, Shane, that for decades that D.C is tied to them in the story telling. One other good, not barring the emphasis on repeating again the plots, ploys that are and do become ‘realities’, which brings to mind, such as a book and film in the depiction of a boy Frank Abagnail/Leonardo DiCaprio whom, after being caught after many years eluding the head of the FBI/Tom Hanks after being chased and caught in other foreign nations, and being imprisoned in France; Mr. Abagnail, then played his bargaining chip the FBI head and went to working for the federal bureau of investions…Catch Me If You Can – Tom Hanks

      Bad boy can become good. Good for the government.

      The book is of course more detailed. Development took place for the film when who was in office is the question…
      ……
      Source: http://www.ask.com/wiki/Catch_Me_If_You_Can

      Development for the film started in 1980 but did not progress until 1997 when the film rights to Abagnale’s book were purchased by Spielberg’s DreamWorks. David Fincher, Gore Verbinski, Lasse Hallström, Miloš Forman and Cameron Crowe had all been possible candidates for director before Spielberg decided to direct. Filming took place from February to May 2002. The film was a financial and critical success, and the real Abagnale reacted positively to it.
      ……
      The government must have reacted to it pretty fairly, one would think.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    I understand all of the hypocrisy and double standards in all of this, but I am just having a hard time feeling all sorry for the left’s treatment of Christie. HE is the one who cozied up to O just before the election, slobbering about O’s leadership after Sandy and all that crap. It sure helped HIM get re-elected in New Jersey. Did he REALLY think the left would be grateful for how he helped get O re-elected? Did he REALLY think they would give him a pass because he licked the anointed one’s boots at the right time? I am searching my soul for sympathy and I just keep hearing, ‘meh’…

    • Perry

      Conservatives don’t particularly like Christie, we’re just laughing at the MSM. Benghazi, IRSgate, Fast & Furious, etc. were NOTHING as far as the MSM was concerned. A traffic jam, HUGE news.

      • Frustrated Teacher

        I’m just saying that when you run with the wolves, you shouldn’t be surprised when they turn on you….

    • Guest

      I am no fan of Christie! To be honest, the only reason this is such a big deal is the “R” in front of Christie’s name. He is a threat, not only to the repub establishment but to the democrats as well. He must be taken down and out of play for 2016 from both establishments, he is a threat to Hillary and he is a threat to any true conservative so there you have it. Christie has a big uphill battle and I think, so far he is still going up hill, especially in comparison to dear leader, liar, cover-up in chief, B.H.O.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSIOoy6MlE&app=desktop Booker

    He terminated her. Damn.
    Didn’t even wait for an explanation. That was fast.

    • therantinggeek

      I think that, once the information came to light that his DCoS was behind it, Gov. Christie didn’t waste any time in letting Ms Kelly go. He probably figured it was the most expedient thing to do.

  • CLEmom

    I’d like to fire Barack Obama…the man is a walking catastrophe.
    Next up: the implosion of Iraq and the Obamaocare employer mandate.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Truth be told, if Obama fired everyone in office that was incompetent, the White House would be empty.

    • alanstorm

      Is there a downside as well?

      • chetnapier

        They would trash the place on the way out

  • Canadian in USA ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “To confused journalists, what @GovChristie is doing right now is called “leadership.” Google it, then look at the White House & feel shame.”

    Problem is that they’ll never feel shame…they have none.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      God help them, this is so true.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    I wonder when liberals realized this whole Bridgegate thing offered the Right a chance to troll them instead of the other way around.

  • kssturgis62

    Yep everyone is drooling. Listening to Rush as this page popped up with what everyone is saying.

    I am thinking that the comparison’s here are only because the Lap Dog Media didn’t question Obama on his scandals, he didn’t have to answer for them, and no one was held accountable.

    I am hoping that what Rush says isnt’ true. That he has everyone drooling on how tough he is, and that he took the bull by the horns and took care of this, so now look at me How Presidential I am. I like the fact that Rush reminds everyone about Christie being upset about not getting the Repub Nod for VP and came out and spoke only of himself in the keynote address at the RNC when Romney was nominated.

    To me this is no big deal. The only thing that is a big deal is the media. WE knew this already, and it is fun to go after them and let them have it.

    Christie is a liberal. a North East Liberal. From Maine down to Maryland – it plays well. It doesn’t change who Christie is and what he stands for. It doesn’t change anything – when he passes the Dream Act in his state, and praises Criminals for doing good in school and how they deserve in state tuition. IT changes nothing when he decided to Back track on Obamacare. It changes nothing when it comes to him giving Obama a Hug and saying he was thrilled to ride in Marine 1 and that he was really excited about how nice it was.

    I really hope this is all about the Job the media is doing. But for some people I think they are being fooled.

    I really think Eric Bolling and Krauthammer will be praising him greatly today.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      This:
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      Lloyd Christmis @LloydChristmis
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      I’m no Christie fan, but he shows a stark contrast between himself and Obama in holding his people accountable for their actions. cc: Libs
      8:23 AM – 9 Jan 2014
      ————–
      I don’t think this episode is going to make any conservative go rushing to make Christie our guy in 2016. However, IF it falls that way, maybe this shows that there IS a difference between the parties after all, and we should not sit home on Election Day.

  • jfitzy55

    President Obama is a kind and compassionate leader who has not thrown anyone under the bus, unlike Governor Christie. When his leadership style is juxtaposed with Governor Christie it is clear that President Obama’s style is a much more effective leader.

    Well, that’s what you’re about to hear from the MSM

    • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Almost reflexively down voted that until I got to the end of the comment. You had me going there for a minute.

  • Turd Burglestein

    Like all people who get fired from their gov’t job, he will either collect a pension or get some other cush gov’t job. For once, I’d like to see one of these bastards get knocked so far down the chain that they’re reduced to working in a call center making slightly more than minimum wage.

  • Rev TJ Conwell

    What difference does it make? The anointed one will protect you. So, come on little froggie, the water is fine (and pay no attention to that one degree at a time temperature change).

  • Mary123s

    In my household no one cares about this…he has not robbed a ala Madoff or killed a ala Ted K. Plus O did this during his snit fit with the Reps over the budget in Oct

  • floridaobserver

    The only people Obama is firing are our generals, etc.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Dog gone it…

    How many said:

    I don’t know?

    I don’t remember?

    I found out the same time everyone else did.

    What difference does it make, now?

    I read about it in the newspapers like everyone else.

    When, we found out about it, we fixed it.

    I will not rest until ______________.

    G e o r….