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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:44 PM

Attention Democrats: Chris Christie Isn't Your New Best Friend


from HuffPost:



Bob Cesca
Political Writer, Host of The Bob & Chez Show

Attention Democrats: Chris Christie Isn't Your New Best Friend


I'm not sure if I'm suffering from some sort of latent dyslexia or if I'm channeling the godlike reputation he's gained in the last several months, but nearly every time I try to type the name "Chris Christie," I accidentally type "Christ" just before stopping myself and retyping the New Jersey governor's actual first name. I'm not making that up, sadly.

There's no doubt that, at a glance, Chris Christie (I just did it again, by the way) sounds like the real deal. His press conference last week in which he mercilessly pummeled the congressional Republicans for not passing a Hurricane Sandy relief bill is just the latest example of Christie stepping onto the national stage and providing a brief but welcome breath of fresh air in a universe where Republicans hardly ever break ranks and eat their own, and a universe where even fewer politicians sound as forthright and authentic.

In the post-McCain era, Christie is being hailed as the new maverick, the new straight-talker. And I can't bump into a liberal online or elsewhere without hearing about how awesome he is -- how he might be a Republican that liberals can actually support.

Of course, there's probably a 5,000 word psycho-political analysis to be written about how too many liberals are just dying to make friends with Republicans. Some of us really, really, really want to fall in love with a Republican. It's a bizarre form of Stockholm Syndrome, or perhaps it's our genetic predisposition to make peace with enemies who have no desire for an ideological détente. We desperately want to be able to point at a particular Republican and exclaim, "Woweee, I would totally vote for that guy!" ..................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/attention-democrats-chris_b_2440279.html



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marmar Jan 2013 OP
samsingh Jan 2013 #1
graham4anything Jan 2013 #2
dballance Jan 2013 #3
TheMadMonk Jan 2013 #4
rocktivity Jan 2013 #5
Gothmog Jan 2013 #6
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #7
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #8
rppper Jan 2013 #9

Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:48 PM

1. no he's not

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:54 PM

2. As a resident of NY/NJ he is NOT a good person and has not been for years.

 

yes, he did well in Sandy(much better than Andrew).
but that does not make him a democrat
If he wants to, let him become a democrat and then we can talk.
Now, he is trying to further his own self(which he has no place to go anyway), and like people in NJ he has a big mouth

but his policies are anti-democratic

BTW-he vetoed an already paid for new tunnel from NJ to NY to kowtow to the tea party.
After the storm, if there was one thing that was needed, it was that.
10s of thousands of jobs, and it would have brought millions in.

He will win reelection though. It's a given. And he will get the Jersey Shore back open

But he is anti-union, anti-worker, anti-democrat.

Were he a liberal democrat, then we could talk.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:00 PM

3. I don't trust Christie as far as I could throw his fat ass.

I believe he is a conniving politician. He's doing what is politically expedient and popular right now and basking in the glow of being the latest media darling. If he got elected to President I have no doubt he'd happily screw us all.

It was all too easy to criticize the House GOP for not taking up Sandy relief. People in NY and NJ are still without power and running water. How can you not win points by criticizing them for not doing something about that? Total political opportunism.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:03 PM

4. Can be a useful tool. /nt

 

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:06 PM

5. Candidate for this year's "You Call This NEWS?" Award

I haven't forgotten about the "merciless pummeling" that "Governor Soprano" been giving New Jersey about health care exchanges, low-income housing, and gay marriage. Now he's taking on his own party to get disaster support as though it's his gift rather than his job. Hell, the GOP is probably in on it; trying to turn it into an opportunity for him to come up looking like a McCain-style super moderate.


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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:10 PM

6. Christie is a nasty human being and should not be trusted

Christie is a republican and was a favorite of George W. Bush's people at the DOJ. That alone is enough to cause me to dislike him. Christie may be doing an above average job with respect to Sandy but he is still not a nice man and is no friend to the Democrats. I sort of wish that Mayor Bookner would run against Christie this year.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:37 PM

7. It's possible to appreciate someone doing their job

on a certain issue without giving a crap about them otherwise. That's the way I feel about him.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:28 AM

8. He is at best a typical Repuke hypocrite. He loves the party and spits on those in trouble

until he is in trouble then is surprised when his party does to him what he does to others.

He is a Republican. Need I say more?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:25 AM

9. I take a wait and see approach to the governor...

Sometimes it takes a whacking upside your head to see the forest through the trees...watching the aid debacle may have been the straw...but he does have a checkered past. A moderate with press power and the publics admiration does help to point out the insanity on the fringes of his party though, so it is beneficial to the left in most senses.

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