I don’t usually pay much attention to NJ politics, as I am usually entertained enough by the characters and clowns here in NY.
However, something about this article caught my eye:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leading his gubernatorial opponent, state Sen. Barbara Buono,by more than 30 points, but that hasn’t stopped him from bombarding the airwaves with ads, including negative ones attacking Buono, and spending almost $4.5 million….
Christie is running five ads, including two negative ones, which try to paint Buono as in lockstep with former Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine, and accuse her of raising taxes and fees. Corzine lost to Christie in 2009. Corzine was also the former CEO of brokerage firm MF Global, which went bankrupt in 2011, prompting an investigation into Corzine’s role in the collapse. It’s easy to see why Christie wants to paint Buono with the same brush.
Ok, here’s the part that I found troubling:
“I would have run a purely positive campaign,” Christie told reporters earlier this month, according to Politicker N.J., but citing the outside super PAC, One New Jersey, that’s running the negative ads against Christie, he said, “they started the fight, but I’ll finish it.”
“They started the fight, but I’ll finish it.” ???
Sounds like a fifth-grade schoolyard bully to me.
And then I remembered this little vignette, when Christie locked horns with the NJ Teachers’ Union:
To Putin: “Vladimir, ya know what? Why don’t you take a long walk on a short pier?”
To Kim Jong Un: “Hey Kim — Bite me!”
To Ahmadinejad: “Oh yeah? So’s your mother!”
You see what I mean?
What? You don’t? Really? Well, why don’t you meet me in the parking lot in ten minutes, and I’ll show YOU who’s boss!
Oops, sorry. This Christie-bullying stuff is sort of contagious 🙂
Related: Breitbart: Christie Faces National Test on Lautenberg Replacement