Skip to comments.Chris Christie is not Governor of the United States
Posted on 01/10/2013 4:20:25 AM PST by Kaslin
Let me say on the record that I dont really care about New Jersey. I know very little about it. But, I know this much: I dont want to live there and I dont want the rest of the United States to resemble New Jersey.
For me New Jersey is the Joe Piscopo character asking anyone and everyone Are you from Jersey? Im from Jersey.
Also, Ive never seen the TV show Jersey Shore, but still I dont like it. And know that I dont want the rest of the country to resemble it, either.
Its the state that elected Jon Corzine governor. You know?
So Im a Jersey hater- which is OK because I suppose if Jersey knew me theyd hate me right back.
So were even.
But thats one reason why Ive never understood conservatives fascination with Governor Chris Christie.
I mean, heck: Hes from Jersey.
In general, Im not a fan of Republican politicians, like Chris Christie, who win elections in those liberal east coast states, like New Jersey. One day, Im sure someone will prove me wrong, as an exception, but in general politicians who win state-wide elections in places like New Jersey and Massachusetts are the political equivalent of fishing lures.
Yeah, theyre very pretty in the water, they wiggle a lot to attract attention, they flash and gleam, but once you bite, youre hooked. By the time you try to protest they have you scaled and gutted.
Conservatives know this about guys like Chris Christie, Mitt Romney and Scott Brown, to take recent examples.
Yet they still cant resist the draw to fawn on the pretenders.
Its a kind of a conservative guilt that guys like John McCain try to feed on. And its this guilt that has a variety of conservatives folding on tax increases and debt ceilings and elections in the pursuit of fair play and the can-do American spirit.
The bipartisan fairies from the news media then sprinkle bipartisan dust on the great pretenders, yuck it up with them, let them mug and preen on TV mostly because they know it drives conservatives like me crazy.
It also undermines our conservative ideals.
Christie, for example, appeared on CBS This Morning on Wednesday suggesting that the government isnt doing enough about gun control.
Yeah, he mentioned it in the context of focusing not only on gun control, but adding preventive steps like mental health screenings, but hes not stupid.
Mental health screenings are gun control.
Thats what the NRA says and they are right.
The comprehensive approach, which Christie advocates, is the government approach, which conservatives dread.
Christie seems to take a comprehensive approach to everything especially talking.
So, someone needs to remind Christie that hes not Governor of the United States.
Hes from Jersey for crying out loud. Its like a perpetual off-ramp on the way to somewhere else.
Its a place where Jon Corzine was elected governor.
And while thats not a very fair comparison for Christie, Ill at least say this much in his defense: Christie makes a much better Democrat governor from New Jersey than Corzine ever did.
Look at how far it got Jiffy Jon.
We can only hope Christie will do as well.
Whats a matta - ya dont like the NJ Capo?
“Bipartisan fairies sprinkling Bipartisan dust”
I like that line, gets right to the heart of the matter.
Around Christmas time, I was forced to visit my son and his wife who live in NJ. I couldn’t wait to get the hell out. My only prayer for them is that they will find a way to relocate to some more civil part of the country. What a hell hole!
(BTW, I was born and raised in NYC; once having finished college, I moved away....far, far away).
I can give Christie credit for going after unions et al, but at some point this NE Repub’s. go off the rails.
Agreed, You could find good pizza joints and few of the old school Greek diners are still around, but it ain’t worth it. I wish I could convince my Brother and SIL to consider moving out, they got a 1400sf house on just over 1/4 acre, over 8k in taxes, and that’s considered reasonable in Bergen Cty.
I’m tired of all the self important east coast mayors and governors who think they can dictate policy to the rest of the country.
They’re making a great case for the electoral college.
Jersey is where God sat when he was making the
Its a crap hole...crowded, smelly and a far cry from being the Garden State it once was.
Arguably, Christie played a large role in helping Romney lose the election and he got absolutely NOTHING in return except some fleeting press.
That whole corridor from DC to Boston could slide into the Atlantic and we would all be better off.
Remember, NJ also gave us wonderful statesman such as Bob Torricelli and Bob Menendez.
IMO, this is exactly what the GOP has been doing for a number of years. Between them and the MSM, we get "their" choice rammed down our throats...kind of like...this is who we choose, go with it.
and Woodrow Wilson.
Christie is up for re-election this year so a couple of hugs to O and whipping Bonher and the R House (Tea party) has sent his approval in NJ soaring to amazing heights.
Thats how it works,
Christine was always annoying, but it was fun when he appeared on our side. Now he is kissing up to Dems, a hero on MSNBC.
I have to defend Scott Brown though, he made many brave and tough votes against the Dem majority and lost his MA seat to a Marxist as a results. He deserves better treatment than he is getting on talk radio. He made passing O care very difficult for Obama.
They talk as if Jim DeMint could have won that election. i hope few of their listeners really believe that
Thanks for the posting. Townhalls John Ransom has come up with a term we need to see more often. That is “Bipartisan Fairies”.These are the GOPES in the magic kingdom of “change” who flitter over to the eager TV news ghouls and vampires of MSM. BF’s flutter their lacywings and leave their droppings with those in the the mainline Socialist media who dutifully divert attention from the destruction of the constitution, corruption, and malfeasance their master is performing to repeat the call for conformity and obedience to the emporer in this magic kingdom of “change under the spell of “bipartisanship” “. http://www.theusmat.com/ Why we lost
I have lived in New Jersey all my life. I’m on in years in my 60’s.
This is NOT the state I was born into. The state I was born into gave teachers and students off on Opening Day of Deer Season. There was a rifle team in High School which met and competed in the basement of the High School. I could take my gun out to a wooded area with a large earth back stop nearly anywhere in the woods here and bang away at targets, and, if an odd cop or two showed up, he took a few shots with me.
On Veteran’s Day or Memorial Day, the streets of most towns were full of proud soldiers marching in review before equally proud crowds of citizens waving American Flags.
Prayers were recited in the school system and the flag was saluted.
In most areas, you could leave your house or car unlocked and there was no fear.
But gradually, over time, the evil Shadow of the Rotten Apple loomed bigger and bigger over the state, matched by that equally evil shadow of Philadelphia. Large cities like Newark lost their business districts and degenerated into slime centers ridden with vice, political corruption, crime and despair.
Actually, very few people who were originally raised in Jersey and are older speak anything like the freaks on Jersey Shore, who resemble charactures from Brooklyn or other parts of New York City, more than original Jersey residents.
Politicians like Christie are part of the problem, but they reflect the attitude and beliefs of the average resident of the state today, who really are nothing more than clones of New York City or Philadelphia type folks.
There are still some very beautiful parts of the state up in Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon County and even upper Passaic County. Parts of South Jersey in the Pine Barrens, closely resembles the Pine Woods of North Carolina, and the ORIGINAL inhabitants thereof were more like them also.
I hope and pray I can finally escape this pit when I retire.
I will carefully examine anywhere I chose to move.
The Evil Shadow of the Rotten Apple is also looming over New Hampshire and Vermont as well as eastern Pennsylvania and Florida and parts of North Carolina.
I just can’t understand why these people refuse to realize that the reason they have to leave where they live - with its political mess, high taxes, high property values and crime - is because of their very political views and cultural “values” (?) which they always seem to take with them.
And Snyder probably wouldn't have gotten into a gropefest with Obama a week out from a national election either.
There's no way any conservative could've won the presidency in November. The electorate in this center-left country wouldn't ever allow it to happen.
The orotund Rotund One definitely loves to hear himself talk and has an ego at least as large as his corpulent carcass.
If what we are seeing is the beginning of the build-up to foist the Rotund One on us as the Republican presidential nominee in 2016 we're in even more desperate times than I had imagined.
“But thats one reason why Ive never understood conservatives fascination with Governor Chris Christie.”
The reason conservatives are “fascinated” with Christie, is because he tells it like it is. He looks at a media moron and calls him/her a moron.
Conservatives are longing, aching, searcing for a conservative to run for office with this type of honesty, who also has the ability to convincingly convey the benefits of conservatism.
As Christie is not a conservative, he is not that person, but his standing up to the press and many of the “taker”-mentality-minded is refreshing.
Right out of college in 1966 I wss offered an interview for a job in one of the cities in New Jersey (I forget which one). I went there and on the way to the headquarters of the company I noticed the general ugliness of the place and particularly the boarded-up windows of homes along the street. It told me “This is a crime-ridden place.”
I went for the interview, was offered the job, and decided I would not live in such a place.
I shouldn’t have said “boarded-up windows.” These windows all had bars on them.
I disagree. Romney was a poor candidate who ran an aweful campaign. He was just a RINO and a not very bright one.
I held my nose for the very last time. FUCC.
Christie isn’t even a RINO..he’s more like a MA republican.
I lived there for 4 years, couldn’t wait to GTFO. There’s a reason it’s free to enter but you have to pay to exit.
Never touched income tax 6.9% and 9 % for over 500 k ,or property taxes highest in the nation.
Then he sells us all out by kissing Obamas ass.
Anyone that fat has a serious addiction problems.
I grew up in New Jersey, but left about a dozen years ago for Texas (it helped that my wife, a native of Mexico, hated the place). I echo what Zulu says about the state - it isn’t the same place it was when I was a youth (I’m in my early 50s). The state’s problems began, I believe, shortly after WW2, when people who were tired of the mess that their votes had created in NYC decided to move out, and NJ was unlucky enough to be within commuting distance. Unfortunately, these people brought their attitudes and ideology with them. Now, my parents were both born and raised in Brooklyn, but were thoroughly conservative - they are the exception to the rule.
I recently went back for 2 weeks to visit my mother, and I felt like a criminal driving around with Texas plates. Fortunately, I know where the speed traps are (everywhere), so I was careful not to get pulled over...especially on the way in and out, when I was carrying (yes, illegally - I subscribe to the old saw about preferring to be tried by 12 than carried by 6).
One story will illustrate why I’m glad not to be in Jersey: When my wife and I were on the way to Texas, we were listening to the radio as we passed the sign on the Delaware Memorial Bridge that said, “Welcome to Delaware.” I turned to her and said, “Now you don’t have to worry about bailing me out of jail.” Of course, I got the intended bug eyes and dropped jaw. She asked why, and I told her about Florio’s ban on magazines that can hold >15 rounds (which is, btw, still in effect - yes, a ban on a metal or plastic box with a spring in it, that a bunch of braying jackasses deem to be too large for some reason). She asked me how many I had, and I told her, “Oh, about 200 years in Rahway worth.” She turned white, the jaw dropped again and she became quiet (which is very unusual for her, trust me). A few seconds later she asked me if Texas had any laws like that, and I said, “No, Texas is in America.”
Zulu, if you are looking for a place to retire to, I would highly recommend Texas. No income tax, lots of space, people who are far more conservative than in NJ (although, on that score, you might want to avoid Austin). You can buy whatever guns you can afford, and get a carry license (CHL) without much trouble. Crime is lower because most people have guns, and as of the end of 2011 there are 518,000 of us who can carry. Business is booming, especially in the San Antonio area and south because of the fracking in Eagle Ford. C’mon down, we could use more solidly conservative refugees who can warn the rest of the people of the dangers of statism.
Actually I've always dreamed of conservatives moving into Austin and San Antonio and freeing the people there of their oppressors!!
Christie had to know that the Sandy bill was packed with pork. He said that the bill was “politcal” and it made him angry. Ok- so why didn’t he call out the Dems who packed the pork in the Sandy Bill(with a couple of Repubs, but mostly Dems). He came out screaming at the Repubs on TV, his Party, never once holding Dems responsible. Never once did he slam the Dems.
He thru his party under the bus yet again- but watch the GOP-E will elect him to be Pres Candidate in 2016....
Here we go again. The reality is that we have areas of our country that are not conservative — large areas of the country. They would never elect a 100% conservative or even an 80% conservative. So you get a Scott Brown or a Chris Christie.
So the question is, would you rather have Scott Brown or Elizabeth Warren? Would you rather have Jon Corzine or Chris Christie? Those are the choices. Is the fact that Scott Brown or Chris Christie in office somehow damaging the “conservative cause”? I don’t see how it is, given that the alternative is a flaming liberal Democrat. No one is required to like Chris Christie or Scott Brown, but don’t fool yourself into thinking that the alternative is a 100% conservative governor of New Jersey or a 100% conservative senator in Massachusetts.
And yet, they'll still wind up voting for his Rat opponent when the election comes.
I think Romney lost mainly because of the apparent improvement in the economy. If the election had been held 6 months in either direction, the outcome would have been different. If he had picked Christie as VP -- the outcome might have been the same, but the debate with Biden sure would have been more interesting! Christie's bluster might work well in 2016 if Susana Martinez or Nikki Haley is in the #1 spot on the Republican ticket. (That's assuming that Christie's health holds out for another 4 years.) I don't see him ever being elected President, although I have no doubt that he sees himself in the job.
I don’t think his cow heart could take the stress of a campaign, he’s a massive coronary waiting to happen.
Its pretty smart on his part as he will be re-elected easily by doing this, he sees the National polls on O versus congressional Republicans and it is even grimmer in his lib state, joining the 'whip the GOP House/Tea party' club will make him a popular hero there.
Who knows what his intentions are for 2016 but he knows that if he lost this election nothing good will come out of it for him personally.
If he gets easily re-elected the MSM will make him a an bigger hero than he is to them now, and endlessly lecture the GOP to be more like him..
I dont see him getting the GOP nomination, Romney was a NE lib but he never publicly attacked a House GOP to get more $$$ for his state.
Maybe he can get the Dem nomination.
Maybe not. But he does do a fairly decent imitation of the Goodyear Blimp. And what could be closer than that?
This guy is not going to attract many people to agree with him after his despicable remarks about New Jersey.
That is fantastic.
he is dead to me...
(a bit harsh, but it’s only a saying)
he is completely disqualified in my book for any public office...
too bad, because he talked like a tough guy, and we so need that in 2016... That is too say, we need a strong guy to swoop in and take command and beat the pants off these dems..
but he blew it with us... I learned my lesson with him.
Republicans just took back NC. Statehouse and Governorship.
Nothing but defecation comes out of their faces, nothing good or loving gets uttered by these fatsos. They only make us eat their self image garbage with no humility and full of immodesty.
A whore on red tube is less filthy.
Aside from his politics, let me dwell on a few superficial characteristics about Krispy Kreme that drive me up the wall:
1) You can hear the slobber in his mouth when he speaks. This may have to do with his being an enormous, morbidly obese walrus.
2) His voice sounds like the typecast geeky next door neighbor kid from TV and movies. Think “Larry Mondello” from “Leave it to Beaver.”
3) He’s an egomaniacal, waddling wad of fat.
That’s GOOD NEWS.
I’m sure North Carolina Republicans, unlike most New Jersey Republicans, are really conservatives.
“I think Romney lost mainly because of the apparent improvement in the economy.”
Good point. But I think PART of his problem was just focusing on the economy when this fraudulent monster in the Oval Office had so many vulnerabilities.
I think if he picked Chris Christie, he would have done WORSE. I might not have voted for him then.
I LIVE in New Jersey. With Christie it is all about HIM - nothing else.
He’s anti-Second Amendment, he’s pro-Muslim and he’s against the First Amendment.
He has really done an AWFUL job as governor. The State’s economy is still in the toilette, New Jersey is STILL # 2 from the BOTTOM in business friendliness, AND while he did beat up on the civil service unions in general, he has left the WORST offenders - the police and teacher’s unions pretty much alone DESPITE his raucous rhetoric.
He’s a damn RINO and I will never vote for him again.
If Romney had picked Marco Rubio instead of Ryan, he WOULD be sitting in the White House now.
As for not seeing him get elected, I NEVER thought a Marxist Muslim whose nationality was in question would EVER be elected TWICE for President.
Politics is strange and unpredictable.