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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-12 01:03 AM
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Chris Christie..the nation's jobless are lazy examples of an "entitlement mentality"
The man is a bully and just keeps on being rude. I don't know how NJ folks can stand it.

R. J. Eskow has a great column about the many people Christie has insulted.

Chris Christie: The Heartless, Smug, Bullying Embodiment of the Republican Party

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the embodiment of today's Republican Party and everything it has come to represent. You name it, Christie's got it: Disingenuous, smug, nasty? Check. Robotic servant of the corporate class, foisting its lobbyists' prefabricated laws on an unsuspecting public? Check. Hostile toward women? Double-check.

And last night he proved his bona fides as a Republican by proving he meets his party's other criterion, which is an absolute contempt toward the ordinary men and women who have been victimized by its policies. The night before the nation received its latest bad news on unemployment, Christie told a cheering Republican crowd that the nation's jobless were lazy examples of an entitlement mentality.

.....Christie's bullying style was best illustrated when he insulted and abused another constituent when he asked a perfectly reasonable question about taxes. He demanded that a state trooper bring the man onstage, berated him at length, and then ordered him expelled from the room.

During another meeting he called a law student an "idiot" and told him to "shut up" before having the student, a former Navy SEAL, forcibly removed from the building. (Part of Christie's intimidation style includes hauling people onstage for a "conversation" - and then not letting them speak.)


Here is more about the "idiot" student. Christie played to his audience. It is in itself scary that the audience was pleased at such a display.

Governor Chris Christie to Idiot student: damn man, Im governor, could you shut up for a second?

There is a video included.

Fox News reports that during Friday morning's town hall press conference, Christie called on 34-year-old law student William Brown. The two got into a debate over a plan to rename Rutgers University, Rutgers Camden-Rowan. Brown, who is active in Democratic Party politics, says the merger and name change would negatively affect the university's reputation.

After Christie says that Brown and his fellow classmates who are already enrolled at the university will still receive a Rutgers diploma, Brown interrupts him, shouting back, "What about my son? What about my neighbors? What about my friends?"

Christie then appears to lose his temper, saying, "If you decide what you want to do is put on a show today, let me tell you, I can go back and forth with you as much as you want. And let me tell you something: After you graduate from law school, you conduct yourself like that in a courtroom, your rear end's going to get thrown in jail, idiot."

Christie then tried to explain his behavior to the receptive audience, saying, "I tried to be patient with the guy. Every time I tried to answer, he's like, yelling over me again." And he received applause for what may turn out to be a regrettable follow-up quip, when he said, "I mean, damn man, I'm governor, could you shut up for a minute?"


The NJ Star Ledger calls him out on his bullying.

Christie's bully act getting old

Keith Chaudruc, of Madison, asked the governor how he could sign off on a tax cut for the rich while lunch-pail stiffs were hit with painful increases like transit fare hikes. After some give and take, Christie invited Chaudruc to the stage for a conversation.

Chaudruc, reluctant to be part of another Christie YouTube moment, was escorted to the stage by a state trooper. Chaudruc never got another word in. Twice Chaudrucs size, Christie crowded his personal space, raised his voice and lectured him on economics with a wagging finger. Each time Chaudruc tried to make a point, Christie cut him off.

When Christie finished, Chaudruc motioned for the microphone. This was, after all, a conversation. Christie shooed him away and a trooper herded Chaudruc off stage.


The clip appears on YouTube under the title Christie rips apart rude questioner, a headline written, no doubt, by a Christie disciple.


The audience there not only cheered and applauded but whistled loudly.

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-12 01:10 AM
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1. Taking a state helicopter AND a state limo to your son's game because
you chose to meet with Republican money people about your potential run for president on game day is NOT an entitlement mentality?

Yes, I know he paid a portion of the cost after it hit the fan, but we all know that the media storm was the only reason he ponied up.

Funny, how some expect their every whim to be catered to up the yin yang, even at taxpayer expense, but not being able to find a job in the economy brought to us by the 1% is somehow considered an entitlement?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-12 01:11 AM
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2. I forgot to call him a thug. Thug!
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-12 07:59 AM
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3. Don't you feel sometimes you are reliving the same tired Repug Messages over and over
and over again..?

I say this because we are old enough to have seen this for decades. Yet, somehow it always seems to get a rise out of people and with our Media so nicely controlled it gets repeated over and over and becomes the "new/old" discussion point to wind around from Limbaugh to Fox to Drudge to CNN to MSNBC and is discussed over and over with panels of the same people saying the same thing.

ZZZZZ's to the Repugs. Same old message...
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-12 02:33 PM
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4. Seems there are more Chris Christies and Rick Scotts, et al, than usual.
Just mean and to the extreme.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-12 11:22 PM
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10. There are, thanks to the elections of 2010.
Edited on Mon Apr-16-12 11:24 PM by No Elephants
The Republican wave of 2010 resulted in a lot of Republicans in state and local offices, as well as federal. The same thing happened with Democrats in 2006 and 2008.

IMO, 2010 was the result of Democrats not acting like Democrats after they got elected.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-12 02:40 PM
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5. November 2013 is coming baby, he's toast
we couldn't recall his Crispy ass so we'll get him OUT in 13!
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-12 03:20 PM
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6. Daaamn, if this isn't on DU3 -- I'll repost it there.
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-12 07:08 PM
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7. I reposted it -- for folks to peruse
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-12 07:30 PM
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8. I see some question the truth of it. 3 sources used.
I guess they figure all 3 separate sources are wrong. :shrug:

Thanks for the link.



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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-12 07:48 PM
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9. Rec'd. I've never seen Christie when he wasn't in full bully
mode so I'm wondering do those moments happen?

This far into soccer season, I've picked up a Mom who is way out of my way, to take her to games so that she can see her son play soccer. Her son is usually in our home 4 weeknights out of 5, and sometimes on weekends, except for this week when last week they seemed to think that they could break their weeknight curfew twice to play in pick up soccer games. I'll be picking her up tomorrow for a soccer game.

She's separated, getting divorced with 3 kids, recently laid off from Amazon, no car, and Bully Boy thinks nothing about using a state helicopter, and a limo to get to his son's baseball game. Although in different states, the disconnect festers here, also.

Out of touch with ordinary Americans, while acting like bullies and taking advantage of all that is available to the privileged few.

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