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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:55 AM

Chris Christie rips President Obama's inaugural speech as 'a manifesto'

Chris Christie rips President Obama's inaugural speech as 'a manifesto'

by Jed Lewison

Guess who apparently misses the love from his Republican base? New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, that's who:

Speaking on 101.5FM, the governor accused Obama of perpetuating the gridlock in Washington by failing to bring the nation and both political parities together. He narrowed his focus on the president’s second inaugural address, which Christie indicated was too polarizing.

“Instead of trying to bring people together it was a manifesto for, ‘Hey, it’s my way or the highway,’” Christie said on the monthly radio program Ask the Governor.

Hmm. Obama's inaugural speech was a manifesto? And his message to the nation was that everybody better get prepared to do things his way? Scary! But the good news is that a brave man named Chris is willing to stand up to Dear Leader—and challenge un-American statements like this:

We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us at any time may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm.

If that line from the president's inaugural speech doesn't convince you that Chris Christie is right, I don't know what will. Perhaps this one?

We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms.

Nope, that won't convince you either. Because as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie knows, the only thing worse than using a storm as an excuse to justify delivering aid to its victims is using a storm to justify policies that would make future storms less severe and damaging. As the governor said, Obama's speech truly was a manifesto: a manifesto of one man seeking to impose his will on an unsuspecting nation.

Thankfully, American heroes Republican politicians like Chris Christie have the courage to stand up and speak truth to power try to preserve their viability in the GOP's 2016 presidential primary.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/24/1181653/-Chris-Christie-rips-President-Obama-s-inaugural-speech-as-a-manifesto

Something has the GOP extremely worried.

If you can't win elections, rig them (Republican assault on democracy)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022250968

President of the Whole Country
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022237431

Obama Reboot
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022250933

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ProSense Jan 2013 OP
madville Jan 2013 #1
niyad Jan 2013 #2
freshwest Jan 2013 #9
rurallib Jan 2013 #3
djean111 Jan 2013 #4
mucifer Jan 2013 #5
bullwinkle428 Jan 2013 #6
NCTraveler Jan 2013 #7
sadbear Jan 2013 #8
BumRushDaShow Jan 2013 #10
malaise Jan 2013 #11

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:58 AM

1. He's probably already blown his Republican primary chances

No way their base nominates him, especially with his anti-gun credentials.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:59 AM

2. does this surprise any of us?

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Response to niyad (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:16 AM

9. It disgusts most of us. Must be shaking in his boots from Rand's threats against him.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:00 AM

3. must have interfered with lunchtime.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:07 AM

4. Aaawwww, Christie has pooped on the two major parties.

I think his only chance to be president is to shut the hell up, and look for a third party.
In a Dem or GOP primary, he would be youtubed right out of the water. He has kindly provided ammunition for primary challenges in both parties.
And I believe Christie is quite proud about being a "my way or the highway" type of guy.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:09 AM

5. There goes my theory that he's gonna run as a dem for prez nt

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:12 AM

6. "I've gotten back on the rails of a crazy train!"

And just to prove it, I'm going to bite the head off this bat!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:13 AM

8. Dude's all over the place.

Pun not intended.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:21 AM

10. That leopard never changes his stripes

His is opportunism all the way. But he has a delicate dance to perform until his re-election day because too much Obama bashing will mean that Democrats sit home, while teathugs follow zombie Rand Paul's demand to exact punishment by trying to primary him.

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:32 AM

11. Ask him about Reagan's in 1981

and let him get back to me

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