watch Christie's Wednesday news conference in which he called his own party and its congressional leader, John Boehner, what they are: a den of amoral mercenaries more beholden to their own crooked loyalties than anything remotely resembling the public interest. This truth is no secret, to be sure. But to hear a solid corporate-political functionary so bluntly and bitterly call out his colleagues is pretty remarkable.
In my lifetime, I have seen few mainstream politicians speak with such candid fury. I sat transfixed in my parked car listening to the C-SPAN broadcast of Christie's news conference. In response to congressional leadership's refusal to act on relief for Sandy victims after more than 60 horrific days had elapsed, Christie was beyond infuriated. He was a man willing to bear enraged witness to the tangible human casualties of an inhuman political regime.
It's interesting what the raw reality of an overwhelming natural disaster will do to create political fractures in corporate monarchy.
Expect to see more of this as climate change intensifies.