New Jersey Turning Against Christie

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More than half of New Jersey residents say they wouldn’t back Governor Chris Christie for a second term, disapproving of his choices on a range of policy and personal issues, from killing a commuter tunnel to using a state-police helicopter to attend his son’s baseball game

On the night Chris Christie was elected, I wrote,

I think the people of New Jersey possibly don’t understand how far right Christie is. New Jersey has had Republican governors in recent memory, but not crazy hard-right ideological Republican governors. New Jersey likes governors who cut taxes, but if Christie pushes a hard-right social agenda, he will be a one-term governor.

Christie’s mostly been pushing a hard-right economic agenda. It’s one thing to cut taxes (which I believe he has done only for the wealthy, anyway), but something else to cancel building projects that would have employed a lot of people and cut funding for schools.

To hear Republicans nationwide tell it, Christie is achieving great results in New Jersey (although they tend to be vague about what those “results” are). But it’s plain to me the only thing he’s good at is going viral on You Tube.

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5 thoughts on “New Jersey Turning Against Christie

  1. It’s one thing to cut taxes (which I believe he has done only for the wealthy, anyway)

    The rich are the only people who count.

  2. Yup, Krispy Kreme Christie.

    And he’s really good at promoting himself.
    And Conservative love him because he’s an obnoxious asshole who yells at the little people.
    They love people like Christie because, while he’s got to weigh at least 350 pounds himself, he tells people they have to tighten THEIR belts. Meanwhile, he needs pants with an expandable waist.

    I think the people of NJ realized that they elected Bluto. Now, they have to wait a few more years for Popeye to come, swallow some spinach, go “Kye, kye, kye…” and punch the fat blowhard in the puss, knocking him out of the state.

    Yes, please let him run nationally and talk about fiscal discipline. I’ll tell people that’s easy for him – ‘fiscal’s’ the only thing he doesn’t stuff in his face!

  3. Yes he will be a one term Gov. and the republican nominee for POTUS in ’16.
    They have a way with promoting up the jerks.

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