From the very moment he donned that hideous Superfleece, embraced President Obama, and said and did all the right things he needed to do in the state of New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy to secure a sweeping reelection (and it was sweeping), Governor Christie has been auditioning for the 2016 Republican nomination. His continued efforts at trying to burnish an image as a bi-partisan superhero–including his endless love fest with President Obama in Asbury Park and securing a handful of prominent democratic endorsements (excepting the ones he needed to shut down a major bridge for)–may work for the cameras and hacks in the lame-stream media. However, the republican party still speaks batsh*t as a second language and its increasingly deranged base have made ‘primary’ a verb. It’s a good thing Christie is losing weight; he’ll have to continue walking the fine line of pretending to give a crap about the state he supposedly governs, whilst ensuring his actions are in keeping with the deranged teabagger ilk.
Essentially confirming that he’ll be riding shotgun in the 2016 GOP clown SUV, Governor Tony Soprano went after all those greedy poor people who have he unmitigated audacity to want to eat from time to time. Naturally he made these comments at the Chamber of Commerce in DC, the Mos Eisley of capitalism in that it’s a hive of scum and villainy.
“I gotta tell you the truth, I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage, I really am,”Christie said during an event at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, according to a recording of his remarks by the liberal opposition research group American Bridge. (TalkingPointsMemo)
That’s interesting, Christie. Most people are tired of hearing all your bloviating hot air and empty 2016 bumper sticker slogans about New Jersey having a “comeback” under your watch, especially considering that New Jersey has the second worst job growth in the US and the highest poverty rate in nearly fifty years.
“I don’t think there’s a mother or father sitting around a kitchen table tonight in America who are saying, ‘You know honey, if my son or daughter could just make a higher minimum wage, my God, all our dreams would be realized,” Christie added. “Is that what parents aspire to for their children?” (TalkingPointsMemo)
Chris Christie Has Consistently Toed the GOP Line Of Balancing The Budget On Backs Of Poor And Middle Class
One would think that as very large governor, Chris Christie would understand food insecurity After all, this is a man who ate so freaking much that he had to literally has his stomach stapled. But while Governor Henry the VIII can dine on filet mignon with his fat cat political donors, the rest of New Jersey gets to lose $90 a month in food stamps. That’s right–Christie put 160,000 New Jersey residents in jeopardy when he refused to restore the “heat and eat” program of SNAP, adding even more stress to the ridiculously over-burdened food pantries in the state. Neighboring Pennsylvania Republican Governor Tom Corbett, by no means a moderate, did the right thing and restored the “Heat and Eat” cuts that were so callously made by the Koch Brother bought Congress earlier this year. But that’s because Tom Corbett is not seeking the mouth-foaming, deranged GOP nomination in 2016. Christie had the option of putting New Jersey first by generating $54 in federal funds and $93 in economic activity for every dollar invested, as well keeping 160,000 NJ residents from suffering even further cuts. But as history has repeatedly show, Christie is all about Christie and put his vain 2016 presidential aspirations first. The sick irony is that Christie is essentially Giuliani in fat suit and he won’t win a single presidential primary. In short, all of this assholish, right-wing posturing will ultimately be for naught.
H/T: Talking Points Memo
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