Christie & King pull a Bulworth!
The term “pulling a Bulworth” refers to a situation in which a politician honestly says what’s actually on his mind, regardless of the backlash from media or special interests. Whether it’s expressed as frustration, an angry response or just backbone, pulling a Bulworth in today’s political environment can be dangerous. The weapons are threats from special interests, extortion from large donors, attacks by opponents, biased interpretations from partisan pundits, out-of-context sound bites repeated constantly by the media and manufactured spin intended to misinform an uninformed electorate.
Such is the case with Governor Chris Christie and Congressman Peter King who both challenged Boehner today. Christie and King show the kind of political courage that is too often lacking in modern politics. They stand against their party in order to fight for their constituents in the wake of Sandy relief efforts. I think that these men are great modern models of where the GOP needs to go. Back to the people!