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  • Christie Ought to Resign

    Chris Christie Blows Up At Jersey Shore Heckler


    Two new pieces of footage this week show NJ Gov. Chris Christie acting belligerently in public.

    He called a reporter "stupid" and an "idiot" when the reporter decided that he would not be bound by Christie's made-up rule that you could only ask questions about the topic he wanted people to ask questions about.

    The next one just came in recently and shows Christie shouting at a man who had been heckling him in public to "take care of the teachers".

    "You're a big shot for shooting your mouth off!", yelled Christie.

    Look at him in both of those clips. Hardly Presidential behavior, but less than that, it's not even civil behavior.

    When Obama was rudely interrupted by a right-wing blogger a week or so ago he asked that next time the reporter should wait until he is finished giving his comments before asking questions. That's fair.

    Christie, however, was flat out rude and belligerent on both counts.

    He appears incapable of being able to handle the kind of pressure that is required of you when you hold elected office. The second clip is especially embarrassing. He doesn't appear like a Governor, but more like a drunk ass hole at the bar who is about to get into a fight with someone.

    Imagine President Christie flying off the handle like that in a moment of national crisis. Imagine any elected leader flying off the handle like that in any situation!

    If it's true that as a Republican he resents government, than it is definitely showing since it looks like his job is about to give him a heart attack. He doesn't appear to even like people very much, let alone people who disagree with him.

    You're not an Emperor, Mr. Christie, but a democratically elected leader and it's your job to rise above some ninny who keeps saying, "take care of the teachers".

    Gov. Christie ought to resign for cheapening the position of elected office for anyone interested in going into public service. His rudeness and belligerence just keeps getting worse and worse.

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    Re: Christie Ought to Resign

    Well the truth here is many conservatives love his behavior. They even look up to him for exhibiting that behavior. It's rude, it's gritty, it's juvenile, so understandable why they love it so much. Gotta put those pinko commies in their place, don't cha know?

    But I gotta be honest here. I kinda find it refreshing in a way. He seems to be more real, as a politician, and that is a rarity today. Maybe it's the feminine, uh, I mean, the conservative side coming out in me.

    But I think he needs to lose about a hundred and fifty pounds so as not to be a bad example for the kids. He is already setting a bad example by his belligerent behavior, and that is enough. We have an obesity problem here in america, and even the kids are fatter than hell.

    I have heard that christy will actually work with the opposing party. Not sure if its true, but I did hear it once on Fox. Wonder if he has a knock out gorgeous wife? Lotta these fat guy attorney turned politician do, ya know.

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    • #3
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      I remember how furious Jason was when Biden told a reporter "don't screw with me", and the demands for Biden's resignation....

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        Re: Christie Ought to Resign

        Originally posted by Jason Marcel View Post
        ...Hardly Presidential behavior...
        No, but its the way people act in New Jersey.

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        • #5
          Re: Christie Ought to Resign

          Originally posted by MeadHallPirate
          ...leave them tiny pockets 'o the 21st century and 'tis hickville...
          Typical ignorant liberal attitude. Your pirate fetish suits you.

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by MeadHallPirate
            ahoy Damn Yankee,

            lol...calm thyself, matey. don't get yerself all upset.

            it does stink though when folks make vast generalizations like that, though, aye? by golly, perhaps we ought not indulge in such ignorance, aye?

            aye!

            oh, and by the way...im a Ron Paul sorta fella - i just like the cut 'o his jib, and you...well, ye have yerself an erection o'er Mitt Romney. tell me, who be the conservative here, you or meself?

            - MeadHallPirate
            That's hilarious, the notion that I could possibly be "upset" over the musings of a social liberal, especially one who has sexual fantasies about a presidential candidate while pretending to be a pirate...

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              Re: Christie Ought to Resign

              Someone who heckles anyone who's speaking publically deserves anything and everything the speaker throws at them.

              As for his conduct not being "presidential", why should it be? He is not, nor does it appear as though he wants to be, President.

              As for him resigning, that demand is hollow, as we currently have an Attorney General who was found to be in contempt. I don't suspect that we'll see Jason calling for his resignation anytime soon, as Jason has shown us, time and time again, that Democrats are capable of no wrong as far as he's concerned. Given that, demanding that Christie resign over this is about as stupid as stupid could ever possibly be.
              Last edited by Jasper; 07-06-2012, 06:06 PM.

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              • #8
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                His boorishness is fair to criticize and take into account when he runs for reelection. Making it a firing offense before his term is up is so nuts it barely even deserves a rebuttal. What's worse, boorishness, or lying? Rudeness or breaking promises? I think he'll stand up well to Obama in a character comparison any day.

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                • #9
                  Re: Christie Ought to Resign

                  I wouldn't assume that. Almost every President is a first in some way, used to be a philanderer never had a chance, at least not if the public knew about it. Whether or not a boorish ogre has a chance to get elected depends on whether he's saying what 51% of voters would say in his position if they had the chance.

                  Besides, it's not as if he can't reinvent his public image. He's still young, he could calm down over the next few years. "He used to be a dick" won't be a very effective attack if he's a respected statesman in 2020.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Christie Ought to Resign

                    It certainly helps to be likeable, but Nixon was a pretty unlikeable troll and he won two terms. Of course, he lost to Kennedy. Nixon was lucky to have two equally unlikeable guys as opponents. if Christie goes up against say, Howard Dean, likeability won't be a factor.

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                      Re: Christie Ought to Resign

                      Honestly....it's really all about what your preference is. I don't think it's necessarily wrong for him to respond the way he did. Anyone who's lived a few years knows that sometimes the heavy handed type of person is the person that can get things done. It's not particularly my style of leadership but I don't think it's an ineffective method of leadership.

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                        Originally posted by MattInFla View Post
                        I remember how furious Jason was when Biden told a reporter "don't screw with me", and the demands for Biden's resignation....
                        False equivalency, Matt.

                        Do you even know why Biden said that?

                        He was asked, "If the President's jobs bill doesn't go through, will the country see more rapes?".

                        To which Biden replied, "Don't screw around with me", in a firm but calm tone.

                        Nice try.

                        Chris Christie's behavior is disturbing.

                        Show me Biden shouting like a fucking idiot, indeed, show me any elected rep shouting like a belligerent drunken ass hole, and my call for their resignation will be the same.

                        Total false equivalency on your part, Matt. Nice try at a deflection from a Governor who has totally disrespected public office.

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                          Originally posted by fishjoel View Post
                          Honestly....it's really all about what your preference is. I don't think it's necessarily wrong for him to respond the way he did. Anyone who's lived a few years knows that sometimes the heavy handed type of person is the person that can get things done. It's not particularly my style of leadership but I don't think it's an ineffective method of leadership.
                          No, it has nothing to do with preference, and everything to do with behavior that is seriously disturbing.

                          In a position of leadership, you're going to take your lumps from people who disagree with you, and it's your job to rise above that.

                          It would have been way more powerful of him to have the heckler come over and actually talk with him, but instead Christie has decided that he's some kind of Emperor who gets to shout obscenities at anyone who disagrees with him or doesn't play by his own petty little rules.

                          When it comes time for reporters to ask questions, if you decide that the question is inappropriate for that occasion, you say, "Excuse me, but this event today is about whatever whatever whatever and that's where I'd like to keep the focus, do you have a question about that? If not, I'm going to have to move on to someone who does". But no, instead of being diplomatic, Christie called the guy stupid and an idiot, and in the process, making his own self look like a boorish fucking amateur.

                          The job is seriously not agreeing with him. You can't just go ape shit on anyone who says something you disagree with.

                          But, but, but, Biden told that one guy not to screw around with him.....oh yeah? Watch that video, it's nothing like Christie's totally uncalled for behavior, which smacks of schoolyard bully, just like Cheney telling that Senator to fuck off.

                          I applaud the right for having stronger leaders than the left, but I place scorn on them for being bullies and shame on the left for taking it instead of dishing it back. Isn't there a fucking loudmouth in NJ capable enough to take on that ass hole or is everyone on the left a pussy?

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                            Re: Christie Ought to Resign

                            Originally posted by Jason Marcel View Post
                            False equivalency, Matt.

                            Do you even know why Biden said that?

                            He was asked, "If the President's jobs bill doesn't go through, will the country see more rapes?".

                            To which Biden replied, "Don't screw around with me", in a firm but calm tone.

                            Nice try.

                            Chris Christie's behavior is disturbing.

                            Show me Biden shouting like a fucking idiot, indeed, show me any elected rep shouting like a belligerent drunken ass hole, and my call for their resignation will be the same.

                            Total false equivalency on your part, Matt. Nice try at a deflection from a Governor who has totally disrespected public office.
                            The difference being that Christie is a Republican, so you're "outraged", but Biden is a Democrat, so you defend him.

                            Personally, I think neither acted in a manner befitting their position.

                            I was simply pointing out yet another example of your partisanship.

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                              Re: Christie Ought to Resign

                              Originally posted by adaher View Post
                              It certainly helps to be likeable, but Nixon was a pretty unlikeable troll and he won two terms. Of course, he lost to Kennedy. Nixon was lucky to have two equally unlikeable guys as opponents. if Christie goes up against say, Howard Dean, likeability won't be a factor.
                              The most likeable presidents in my lifetime, Jimmy Carter and The Obama, have been the biggest disasters. I measure a man by the enemies that he makes.

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