Chris Christie Runs off at the Mouth (Again)

There has been much discussion regarding Mitt Romney’s “gifts” remark, where he discussed the decades-old strategy of liberal candidates who give voters tons of governmental goodies in exchange for votes.

Now, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who earned the ire of the right for cozying up to President Obama in the final days of the election, spoke of Romney’s remark on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and claimed, “You can’t expect to be a leader of all the people and be divisive.”

It’s an ironic statement by the man who, in my estimation, helped Obama reach out to voters by cozying up to the most divisive president in history.

Romney, after his presidential defeat, told donors that the Democratic strategy is to create dependency on government by giving out gifts to the masses in exchange for continued support. He said,

“It’s a proven political strategy, which is give a bunch of money to a group and, guess what, they’ll vote for you. What I would do if I were a Democrat running four years from now — I’d say dental care ought to be included in Obamacare…

What the president did is he gave them two things. One, he gave them a big gift on immigration with the DREAM Act amnesty program, which was obviously very very popular with Hispanic voters, and then number two was Obamacare … For a home earning — let’s say $30,000 a year — free health care, which is worth about $10,000 a year, I mean it’s massive, it’s huge. So this — he did two very popular things for the Hispanic community.”

He was right. Welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, low-income housing, Obama phones- the form of government gifts vary, but the central premise has remained static: get people hooked on government handouts and they will vote for those that promise the continuation of handouts.

Romney is wrong on a lot of things, but I will not fault the man for articulating an unpleasant truth and spelling out what has been the liberals’ go-to election strategy for the last three decades.

And now Chris Christie is joining the call from moderates by denouncing the comments. They’re harsh comments, admittedly, but we shouldn’t shoot the messenger.

Some have said that Christie’s willingness to accept the outreached hand of the federal government in the final days of the election was a dignified means of securing the best possible cooperation to help the people of New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

While that may be, I truly believe that the same ends could have been achieved without the sympathetic photo ops that helped paint President Obama as a truly bipartisan leader who remains firmly in command in times of national crises.

Governor Christie’s meeting with Obama likely did not deliver him the election. However, in a race where every vote counts and all oars must row in the same direction, the photo ops represented a tacit endorsement of Obama’s leadership qualities while the Republican Party was in a fight to turn things around.

So, if Christie wants to criticize a divisive politician, perhaps he should turn his focus on the Great Divider he helped, if even in a small way, return to the Oval Office.

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15 Responses to Chris Christie Runs off at the Mouth (Again)

  1. Susan Daniels says:

    Christie is a disgusting, two-faced slob that no one should ever listen to.

    • Honorary says:

      Christie is a twin of Michael Moore- they both exactly look like pigs. Christie just received 30 pieces of silver from hussein obama to betray Mr. Romney.
      He hope by 2016 he will run for the election and hussein obama might scratch his back, ugh!
      Mr. Romney: I do not care for Mao Tze Tung but I agree with what he said once: You know who is your enemy , be wary about your friends.

  2. Silver Lynx2 says:

    Christie will run as a Democrat next race! He likes being verbose and in the public eye, on TV and getting notoriety by trashing his fellow Republicans.

  3. Patrick Winn says:

    Christie praised Obama, because he thought that he would get more free hand outs for New Jersey from him, he wasn’t concerned about the Nation’s Welfare.

  4. Zeek says:

    The number of “food stamp” recipients in the US is equal to 75% of the idiots who voted for obama. Admittedly, a good number of these people are too stupid to vote, and somebody had to vote for them. But the fix was in and the votes were bought.

    Freebies: 1,
    Freedom: 0.

  5. Davey says:

    What a big goose to cook for Many Christmases to come. Christie took his 30 pieces of silver from Obama and delivered the election to Obama with one great BIG hug. Fema would have done the same with or without Obama and Christie. Fema was no better during Sandy than it was during Katrina. The only difference was that Katrina was under Bus and Sany under Obama.

  6. opar5 says:

    I’ve never been a Republican, but I voted for Palin, then for Romney/Ryan. What excuses are we hearing for the legions of registered Republicans that chose to keep admiring their colons instead of casting their votes against likely tyranny?

  7. Danny Mast says:

    Romney was- is right! As Rush said the day after the election. it’s hard to vote against Santa Claus. the dems have been promising since F D R and before

  8. Wildman says:

    I thought at one time Christy was okay. Now, he is just another Democrat wearing a Republican Coat. Romney told the truth. If the truth hurts, to bad, it is still the truth.

  9. S from New Jersey says:

    I have repeatedly warned of the liberal Christie,.. but what we have seen is the ambition and lengths Christie will go to to win a chance at the GOP nomination.. from his self aggrandizing speech at the RNC, to his hug.. the only time Christie refused to talk was in support of Romney.. over the last few years the true Christie has shown through.. from his private helicopter to his new army attack helicopter support any can see his ego has grown about as large as his arse..

  10. Charlie says:

    CC is a fat ass double faced slob! He is a democrat pretending to be a conservative. I would trust him as far as I could throw him!

  11. Ali dabiri says:

    Romney is right. There are 47 million ppl on food stamp. Obama got 62 million votes. That’s 75.8% of his supporters. Rush Limbaugh is right. You can’t brat Santa clause.

  12. Marty Robinson says:

    That’s right! Chris Cristi and Governor Jindal have declared that it is non PC to discuss largess that the Democrats are putting before some voters. How can this be? How can Republicans suddenly decide that it is taboo to discuss a very important social and political issue of our day?
    Understand that what Obama is saying is: That the rich are not paying their “fair share” of taxes in this country and have more than enough money to spare. Therefore, it is only right for everyone to vote to raise taxes on the “rich” (200k and above) and that doing so will not only benefit them but help the economy as well.
    Right, voting myself someone else’s money will help the economy.
    Now Christi and Jindal have declared discussing this subject “stupid” and an “insult” to the voters. What the heck is wrong with these guys? Use Google and search on “Obama Phone.”
    All I can figure is that they are afraid of the backlash that will come. But there is more than that, I think that they know that Republicans do a certain amount of that to, but they want to do more of that. That’s why they don’t want to get caught up in arguing about who gave what, because they want to give more.
    Sure politicians always promise a lot and governments to give more and more but “how much?” is the question. Sadly, Governor Christi has proven that he is not the man of “Enough is enough.”

  13. Felix says:

    “A DEMOCRACY CANNOT EXIST AS A PERMANET FORM OF GOVERNMENT. IT CAN ONLY EXIST UNTIL THE MAJORITY DISCOVERS IT CAN VOTE ITSELF LARGESS OUT OF THE PUBLIC TREASURY. AFTER THAT, THE MAJORITY ALWAYS VOTES FOR THE CANDIDATE PROMISING THE MOST BENEFITS WITH THE RESULT THE DEMACRCY COLAPSES BECAUSE OD THE LOOSE FISCAL POLICY ENSUING, ALWAYS TO BE FOLLOWED BT A DICTATORSHIP, THEN A MONARCHY” QUOTE BY ELMER T. PETERSEN/AND OR ALEXANDER FRASER TYTLER. TODAY 47,000,000 AMERICANS DEPEND ON THE GOVERNMENT, RESULT: 47,000,000 LOST THEIR FREEDOM. Who gets hit by a slow moving train? A drunk. They are on the track drinking not knowing that 100 miles away it’s coming. The other is the procastinator. He sees it coming, but will not do anything to avoid it.

  14. Ann Choi says:

    Just as I figured, when one ends up as a looser in an election, the Judas betrayers, back-stabbers, & in our case, the Rinos all appeared out from the wood-works . Politics is a dirty business. There is no loyalty, a dog would make a better politician or friend than what you see & hear.

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