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:

via abcNews:

Christie Pounds the Airwaves Against Opponent, Despite Huge Lead in Gubernatorial Campaign

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:

If Christie really has presidential aspirations, I do think he needs to er… shape up. Otherwise, we can expect the following from him:

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




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  1. Kitten says:

    Hey Shifra, you’re not gonna get much diplomacy, or tolerance with this guy. POTUS, not; POTUS’s bodyguard, maybe.

    I’m interested to see who he appoints to Sen. Lautenberg’s seat. That’s gonna be interesting.

  2. dennisl59 says:

    Just a casual reminder: This RINO did NOT join any of the other governors objecting to Obamacareless…

    posted 6/4 1100am Texas[Abolish the IRS] Time

  3. rosebud2186 says:

    From POTUS the cry baby to POTUS the bully? No thanks!

  4. ConservativeSue says:

    Shifra, the title of the article gave me some comedic relief with “Christie” and “weigh” in the same sentence. 😉 From my POV, Christie is using same tactics used by dems to get into higher office.

  5. Maynard says:

    My fantasy is to lock Chris Christie in a room with Michael Moore and a jelly donut, and see who emerges alive.

  6. lawmom90 says:

    Awesome comments and article/commentary 🙂 Thanks Shifra and fellow TAMS, I share your disdain for this lying blowhard.

  7. Dr. H says:

    Hey Shifra!

    The only thing to come out of a Christie Presidential run is the joy he will experience eating the local cuisine’s across the country.

    But, in the meantime, I got two words for ya. Mayor Weena.

  8. Alain41 says:

    Wash. Examiner explains Christie’s decision on replacing Lautenberg. http://washingtonexaminer.com/morning-examiner-chris-christie-gets-greedy/article/2531181

    “…Chris Christie had three choices on replacing him [Lautenberg]: 1) appoint a Republican to fill out Lautenberg’s term through 2014; 2) call a special election in November that coincided with his own re-election; or 3) schedule a special election sometime before his own re-election.

    Nationally, most Republicans likely would favor the first option since it would result in one less automatic ‘yes’ vote for President Obama’s agenda in the Senate.

    Fiscally, the State of New Jersey would have preferred the second option, since it would have saved the state an estimated $12 million by holding two elections at the same time. Instead, Christie chose option number three, which benefits no one but Chris Christie….

    Pressed to justify his decision to hold two separate elections, Christie first claimed his hands were tied by state law. But later in his press conference, Christie admitted that by simply delaying his official writ announcing the election, he could have had the elections on the same day if he really wanted. When asked if he was at all concerned about the cost of his decision to taxpayers, Christie replied, “I don’t know what the cost is, and quite frankly, I don’t care.”

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