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Friday, October 28, 2016

5 Republicans Kicking Christie While He’s Down

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As a perceived moderate and potential 2016 presidential candidate, Chris Christie has long been a target for some of the more vocal members of the Republican Party’s right wing. Many GOP pundits and politicians still blame the governor for meeting with President Obama after Hurricane Sandy struck the New Jersey coast, supposedly guaranteeing the president’s re-election. Following Christie and Obama’s bipartisan cooperation, the governor further angered Republicans by lobbying for federal disaster relief, which pitted him against more conservative Republicans like Rand Paul.

Unsurprisingly, Christie’s GOP adversaries have not come to his aid in this time of need. Some Republicans have used the George Washington Bridge controversy to further distance themselves from the embattled governor; some have used it to make fat jokes. Overall, there has been no shortage of Republicans skewering Christie while his presidential hopes are spiraling down the drain. Here are the top five.

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  • RobertCHastings

    While what Christie has now been shown to have done, beyond all the hype and speculation, has brought down upon him well merited criticism, it looks like some of those who have benefited from his public image are now turning against him. Of these, only Sen. Graham displayed any sense of logic in his response. And for Beck to,once again, make it a comment on his personal physical characteristics simply highlights what a misanthrope Beck is. Ann Coulter, as usual, showcases her intellectual shallowness. Rand Paul does not disappoint in his further slide into buffoonery, and the failure of the conservative press to support a possible presidential candidate who will likely appeal to a broad swath of Republican AND Independent voters clearly demonstrates how that particular wing of the media has become all too narrowly focused.

  • JohnRNC

    Mr Christie is exhibiting a bit of political schizophrenia. He stood up for his state (and did his job) after Sandy. In those situations politics should be set aside and our elected “public servants” should serve; not posture for the next election. Why he chooses to engage in political thugsmanship at the expense of the citizenry is beyond me.

    None of us are perfect – but the relatively “more imperfect” seem to find their way to positions of power & influence (see Boehner, Paul, McConnell). They may self-righteously stand up for [somebody’s] ideals, but those who inevitably pay the price are the 99%: folks with no access (low or no wages) or those with moderate incomes that cross the GW Bridge twice a day to keep the grist mill grinding…..

  • Rattlesnake

    Maybe this was a republican set up .? The right does not like Christie

  • paulyz

    Maybe Gov. Christie will now understand that his sucking up to Obama didn’t do him any good, not during Sandy and not now. Obama has ignored him, only used him for a political tool for political purposes.

    • paulyz

      But even so, Christie took responsibility for those under him, unlike Obama, who just blames everyone else, NEVER accepting responsibility or admitting he was wrong. Or Lied!

  • bicfj

    Nobody likes Christie?

    • daniel bostdorf

      The toilet LOL 🙂 satirical response as he “goes down the drain” sorry…it is Shakespearean tradegy time…

    • daniel bostdorf

      Shakespearian theme…downfall of tyrant and bully…down the drain…

  • latebloomingrandma

    I have no love for Christie, but he was probably the Republicans’ best chance for a win over Sec. Clinton. Since he’s been on the front end of bullying, let’s see how he responds to conservatives being juvenile. Fat jokes–really? Some people never get out of junior high.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Like mandinka who is really in kindergarten…

  • stcroixcarp

    Just like Lindsey Graham Cracker to hit Christie when he’s down.

  • notafoxfan

    I haven’t really heard much criticism of Christie from any news has been making excuses for him and throwing blame for everything underhanded in the entire world on to Obama and the democrats..typical..

    • daniel bostdorf

      yep—bet they believe Kelley was on Obamas payroll…

  • Socialism: Organized Evil

    Hussein Obama is the problem.

  • rock dawg

    This is a setup against christie to derail his good record as govenor of new jersey his staff set him up be hind his back with a false scandal to dis credit him as a good goevnor of new jersey

    • Oarboar

      So, why would his staff do that? I’m pretty sure Clinton and GWB took plenty of their staffers to the White House with them, so why would they tear up their golden ticket?

      You’re not very good at this, are you?

  • JD Mulvey

    It’s a surprise that Republicans pile on?

  • howa4x

    This is just a prelude of what the right wing has in store for Christie if he survives Bridge gate