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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Chris Christie has long been loathed by New Jersey journalists.

At least those who sit on editorial boards.

Now that Christie has formally ended his campaign for president and — for some reason — endorsed Donald Trump, six newspapers, all owned by the Gannett chain, have called on the New Jersey Governor to resign.

As a governor, Christie’s extremely unpopular. As a presidential candidate, his bullish, pigheaded persona was overshadowed by the very man whom he now endorses — perhaps the only man on earth more bullish and pigheaded than Christie.

The newspapers — Asbury Park Press, Courier Post, Courier News, Home News Tribune, Daily Record, and the Daily Journal — cover most of the state of New Jersey, with the exception of its northeastern corner.

Assemblyman Jack Ciatrarelli also recently called for Christie to step down. “This endorsement concerns me in that it could mean he’ll be out of state a great deal again,” Ciattarelli told Politico. “If that’s the case, it’s time for him to really give consideration for what’s in the best interests of New Jersey and step down.”

Chris Christie has largely abandoned New Jersey — he spent 261 days partially or fully out of the state last year between campaigning for the Republican nomination and serving as the former head of the Republican Governor’s Association. Even before he was officially in the running for the Republican nomination, he was shoring up his out-of-state support.

The editorial calls for New Jersey residents to demand a recall election, where Christie would essentially be forced out by his constituents. According to the New Jersey Department of Elections, 25 percent of those who voted in the last election in the state would have to sign the petition to dump his ass.

The New Hampshire Union-Leader got national press in November when it endorsed Christie for president, which New Jersey Star-Ledger editorial page editor Tom Moran duly took them to task for. The Union-Leader has retracted its endorsement, telling the world that they were duped by his “Republican governor in a Democratic state” schtick:

“Watching Christie kiss the Donald’s ring this weekend — and make excuses for the man Christie himself had said was unfit for the presidency — demonstrated how wrong we were. Rather than standing up to the bully, Christie bent his knee. In doing so, he rejected the very principles of his campaign that attracted our support.

Moran himself has caught fire, first for writing a milquetoast “endorsement” of Christie’s reelection in 2013, which he then retracted a few months later after the Bridgegate scandal came to light. He was even bolder last year, when he detailed a list of lies the governor had told constituents. “He is a remarkable talent with a silver tongue,” he wrote, “but if you look closely, you can see that it is forked like a serpent’s.”

Photo: Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie looks on at his primary election night party Nashua, New Hampshire, February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl 

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27 responses to “6 Newspapers: Dump Chris Christie”

  1. Jinmichigan says:

    Well he;s trying to get his next job.

  2. Dominick Vila says:

    Live by the sword…
    The GOP created these demagogues. They have nobody to blame for the demise of the Grand Old Party but themselves.

  3. AlfredSonny says:

    About time!

  4. Leftout says:

    All of the papers in NJ are owned by one group and is only used to wrap garbage , not for wrapping fish anymore , since the ink is toxic. These rags are not much read these days since they contain no news. The citizens have given the finger to these papers awhile ago.

    They should go back to local news as the “Daily Home News ” I was a paper boy for them and made good money back when, customers were actually waiting for me in anticipation of local news and if I was late they would call my house . Those were the days , before big Corporate MBAs thought they knew better, they obviously destroyed a great business .

    • Eleanore Whitaker says:

      Wrong …I’m a lifelong resident of NJ. The Star Ledger is one of the top US papers…try again news boy ..your bias is deceitful. The Home Newws Tribune is a conservative owned paper since the early 2000s. So much for what you know.

      • Leftout says:

        You must live in Middlesex County since you are not able to discern the political leanings of the Star Ledger, your attempt at the truth is wrapped in mendacity .

  5. Paul Bass says:

    That Christie is a bully? And universally hated by New Jersey?
    Say it ain’t so, Joe….

  6. Joan says:

    Christie little realized that he is this year’s celebrity apprentice. Now that the belittling of this “big” man has started is anyone watching to make sure Christie is not morse coding a distress signal with eye blinks?

  7. oldtack says:

    Christie is a person thoroughly disliked by the present day Republican Party. Is he a bully? I don’t know the man except in Politics. but he is one who will retaliate if you get in his face. He was treated like many of the Aspirants that were not the selected, approved darlings of the Party. Those candidates were relegated to other room, other time, “side shows” or when allowed on the main stage their time to speak was pointedly short as noted many times by Ben Carson. It was unprofessional to say the least.
    Christie is a good prosecuting attorney and would make a good choice for Attorney General but that will never happen under what poses as the GOP.

    This presidential race is not the Race we saw in the past where it was winner take all regardless of the wishes of particular factions. In the race of 2008 when Ron Paul and the Libertarian Party coupled with a lot of “radicals” posed a threat to what the Party wanted they solicited the assistance of, Benjamin Ginsberg , the chief Attorney for the Party. Ginsberg drew up a “plan” whereas if the Party did not want the leader of the Race to be their nominee at the convention they could replace that person with one of the contenders more in liking of the Party or they could go outside of the contenders and pick whomever they felt fit their needs.. John Boehner, then Speaker of the House asked for a voice vote and declared ayes the winner and it was placed into law of the party.

    This will be the scenario in this race, Trump will never be the nominee of the Party. They have gathered around their selections – Cruz and Rubio.

    Christie was shunned by the Party when he shook hands with President Obama and when he asked for and received assistance from the government after Hurricane Sandy. Reminds me of the recent fake picture of Rubio shaking hands with the President a totally faked picture. OH My God! he shook hands with the hated Obama.

    I laud Christie for being Christie and I am waiting to see what Trump will pull when this comes down as it surely will.. Are there any old people out there that remember H. Ross Perot?

  8. Eleanore Whitaker says:

    The joke is Christie knows exactly what he is doing sucking up to Trump. He was and is a Bush appointed U.S. Attorney. He knows the laws. He also knows Trump has over 159 lawsuits pending, one of which is from the U.S. government itself. Christie is betting Trump will be removed from office when all of Trump’s books are open for the vetting process. Watch Christie when he is standing next to Trump..Not exactly effervescent right? Because he knows that Trump will choose a lawyer like Christie to be VP and Christie knows that Trump won’t last out a full first term if he is elected..which tah dah! mean…President Chris Christie and you thought fat mouth was just a mindless Republican bully? Think again…he is as ruthless and calculating as the rest of the Ruthless Republicans…he just doesn’t drawl or swagger or fly the Stars and Bars…YET.

    How do I know Christie so well? I’m a lifelong resident of NJ…a taxpayers picking up the slack for Christie’s numerous tax cuts and exemptions to his campaign donors. He has spent more time out of NJ than in and has left Kim Guadagno the Lieutenant Gov. to run the state and do his job. There has NEVER been a title Fat Mouth didn’t love…just not the work attached to it.

  9. Eileen Whelan says:

    How long does it take you people in the news Business to realize what a bully and fake Christy was and is. I lived in N.J. for 70 years and even at my age, I knew it. Joe Scarbough was always praiseing Christy, but then again Joe
    is also a loser. I think they should impeach Christy, and he
    should move to New York to be close to Ttump. Worse Governor New Jersey ever had.

  10. dpaano says:

    Maybe New Jersey should rejoice that this man is out of the state so often…gives him less time to cause chaos in his own state. But, I have to agree with the newspapers….he is a silver-tongued devil that lies (as do all of the GOP nominees)! And, it was interesting to see the look on his face when he stood next to Trump after Tuesday’s voting! He looked astounded and seemed to be wondering what in heck he was doing there!

  11. Frank Pig says:

    It will take a very large truck to dump the Christie as^.

  12. Juventino-Aquiles Correa-Guerr says:

    Finally Chris is showing his true colors, indeed, he is a pig; but beware, Ted (Lalo Rafael) Curse (Cruz) is a lot worst than Trump.
    Texas is full off lagged Evangelical rednecks. Paxton, Gov. Abbot, Cornyn and Cruz, are people with not regard for honesty
    Lots of ignorance exist in Texas.

  13. oldtack says:

    It appears that the present group that masquerades as the Grand Old Party has been totally infiltrated and absorbed by the Jewish Cartel. The Billonaire donor from Vegas? Adelson. The the person known as the Party Attorney – Benjamin Gingrich. Bret Stephens – Wall Street Journal formerly Chief of the Jerusalem Paper with HQ in Israel.. How many Jews in the Party inner circle?
    Benjamin concocted a deal back in the 2008 race when Libertarians were pushing for Ron Paul. Through his planning the rules of the Party were changed. Regardless of where they were in electoral votes – if the Party decided that that person was not the one they wanted as the nominee they could disregard the standings and choose someone they thought to have more of a chance of beating the Democrat Nominee. They are already working in that direction. They have paired Cruz and Rubio as a team to try and defeat their Elephant in the Room – Donald Trump.

    In 2008 when Trump endorsed Romney old Mitt sang glorious praises to the greatness of Trump. Today he vilified Trump as the worlds worst in every phase. Hmm? Reckon the Party wants to select Romney again? They can under the 2008 rules.

    The Party has done a great job in instilling fear in all people concrening Muslims and ISIS. The Jewish “cartel” is every bit as scary.

    • Polana says:

      Oldtack – Here is a part of the speech given in 2005 before US Congress

      I guess surrender of USA to the Greater Israel is complete. There were times when partnership stopped at our borders and the Congress Supported the US President. Now it seems USA is a North American Colony of Greater Israel and the US President is just the Governor of the Colony and the Congress now reports to the PM of Israel.” Sharon in 2005 to GW Bush.

      Few months later he was in coma.
      WhY DO U think they invited or go to Israel ???

      • oldtack says:

        I have never read this speech. Where would I go to pull it up?

        • Polana says:

          I copied from one website, but I got new computer and lost most of the data, this was on my back up disc. I think U can googled under Ariel Sharon speech 2005. It was on U tube. Possibly is gone now after all it has been 11 yrs. I will try to find it my other old back up disc. Actually was forwarded to me from Germany.
          Now we will have Hair Hitler as a President. oyoyoy

    • oldtack says:

      correction to my post. The name is Benjamin Ginsberg, not Benjamin Gingrich. Geesh!

  14. DOC says:

    the fat man is a RAT.

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