Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Fat Man Muses About Chris Christie

Governor Christie is some Republicans favorite non-candidate du jour.  Let's be honest, he doesn't have a chance of winning the nomination or the presidency.

First, the NRA Republicans will bury him because of he signed an assault weapons ban.  I'll let some conservative New Jersey folk tell their side of it.

In an October 27  interview with Sean Hannity, Gov. Christie admitted that he favors gun control.
Christie: We have a densely populated state and there’s a big handgun problem in New Jersey. Now, I don’t support all the things that the governor supports, by a long stretch. But on certain gun control issues, looking at it from a law enforcement perspective, seeing how many police officers were killed — we have an illegal gun problem in New Jersey.
Hannity: Should every citizen in your state be allowed to get a licensed weapon if they want one?
Christie: In New Jersey, that’s not going to happen, Sean.
Hannity: Why?
Christie: Listen, with the Democratic Legislature that we have, there is no way those type of things -
Hannity: Would you support it.”
Christie: Listen, at the end of the day, what I support are common sense laws that will allow people to protect themselves. But I also am very concerned about the safety of our police officers on the streets. Very concerned. And I want to make sure that we don’t have an abundance of guns out there.
So much for a stalwart, solidly conservative defense of the Second Amendment. How’s that rock star status holding up so far?
Republicans are looking for purity this cycle.  Christie might have to personally torture someone to get them to forget this apostasy.  Even going after teachers 'unions won't be enough.

Christie also has one other problem:  he's 5'11 which makes him under-tall for his weight.  I am 6'3"  and and share Christie's build.  I should note I have better hair.

Christie is famously blunt and plainspoken; I'll attempt to be the same. 

Americans will vote for a dead, gay, Muslim, molting flamingo before they vote for a fat man for president.  They will claim to be concerned about health issues or sending the proper message to the youth or claim that the weight issue indicates a lack of discipline.  It doesn't matter what the reasoning will be; Christie shouldn't waste his time.  He'll just be labeled a fat RINO.

1 comment:

caheidelberger said...

I'm not fond of Gov. Christie... but my main reason for hoping he doesn't run for President is that I don't want to see him have to disavow reasoanble positions like what you cite above on gun laws just to pander to the GOP primary voters.