TRENTON – Gov. Christie blasted the NRA’s new ad focusing on President Obama’s daughters – he called it “reprehensible” – but he wouldn’t given an opinion about a proposed federal assault weapons ban. Christie’s extensive comments on the issues of guns and violence came during a news conference this afternoon at the Statehouse in which Christie announced the creation of a task force to examine “violence control” measures in the wake of the shooting massacre in Sandy Hook. Led by two former state attorneys general, one Republican and one Democrat, and made up of
Did those children he used as a prop for his photo-op have a choice about being brought into the debate? No. In fact, he motioned for the little boy on his left to step forward for a photo-op, and poor child stood there frozen, as if afraid to approach the president, who then coldly shrugged him off in disdain. And Christie accuses the NRA of using children to make a political point?
Memo to Christie: 250,000 voters joined the NRA this month; your political future is toast, blue state or not.
The NRA was perfectly appropriate and powerful in stating the plain, undeniable truth in the ad. Hearing the NRA speak "truth to power" is painful, so painful to our elitist (would-be) masters. But how amusing the reaction of the more-equal! Bravo NRA--more please.
After watching the NRA ad, I didn´t think it was taking a swipe at the Obama girls and their Secret Service detail. I thought it was about Sidwell Friends School that has a whole security department of eleven people to protect the whole school.
I especially liked the last line of the ad, about the President´s girls have professional police protection and "your kids attend school in a gun-free zone!" Works for me!
Chris Christie is just another opportunistic blowhard. I thought the NRA ad was (pardon me) bang on truth-telling. Would the governor find me reprehensible, as well? And, does anyone out there believe the governor´s task force will come out strong for better education for everyone about our Constitution and our civic responsibilities? Not to mention taking personal responsibility among our own friends and families to make sure unstable or irresponsible people who should not have guns, do not have guns.
You have to be joking!!! 0bama sends his girls to a private school; this school has ELEVEN armed guards with guns and REAL bullets. 0bama just overturned the law that gives expresidents security guards (used to be only ten years after they are no longer president), but 0bama wants armed guards with real guns protecting him for the rest of his life. Now would you not think he is a roaring hypocrite??? And Christie is toast; he is not a Republican, and he will never be president for sure now.
I´m with you number 3. What does Ann "YankeeGirl" Coulter have to say. She did foist two NE RINOs on the Party in the last election. After all Ann said they were the only Republicans who could win. Not a great average. Are we talkin Establishment.
Chris, are you sure it wasn´t horrifying? Perhaps it was the most disgusting thing you´ve ever seen? Calling it bad things doesn´t make it bad. It just shows how afraid you are of the media, how desperate you are to hang with elite hypocrites and how easy it is to get you to pander for every little bit of attention. Pointing out that wannbe elitists say one thing and do another is not ´reprehensible.´ It is what leaders are supposed to do, you politician.
That spot has nothing to do with obama´s girls. It has everything to do with the hypocritical dems. Sort of like obamacare. Good enough for you but not for us. Gun good enough for us but not you. How in the world can 50% of the American public give him a positive approval rating? Stupidity?
I was at a christie town hall meeting yesterday. A short video ( looked like campaign video), he entered and spoke for a bit , then took questions from the audience. Most were about hurricane sandy ( I live near Long Beach Island which was hit hard) ,......Christie talked about how long he´s been working, 16 hr days !! Well, thats his job. We saw him leave, big black SUVs , black windows, armed guards. His son was with him. New bills have been introduced in the state house, all limiting guns ownership, all sponsored by dems.
Calling Christie a RINO is too kind. He´s at best an opportunist, doing what he has to do to get elected in New Jersey, at worst his successes to date have gone to his head and he now thinks he´s a cut above everyone else. I´d call him a Democrat.
Ann Coulter...eat your words before YOU lose credibility. Your boy Romney wouldn´t fight for his election against the massive and obvious voter fraud and now Christie is demonstrating that he doesn´t understand America either.
Another dense loudmouth fails to understand the truth. The NRA ad addresses Obama´s two-faced position on guns in schools. His kids go to a private school with a dozen or so armed PRIVATE SECURITY (not secret service) staff. Your kids and mine, well "more guns isn´t the answer; more gun laws is".
There is nothing "reprehensible" about the NRA outing elected hypocrites, unless you happen to be one of them.
Ordinary Americans may not have as many options for schooling their children as the elites enjoy, but one thing that ought to be equally available is the presence of armed security in all schools.
Don´t tell me it doesn´t save lives. I know better. I was working in a public school when a former student arrived at what politicians idiotically refer to as a "gun free zone." Fresh from killing his own father, the ex-student was armed with multiple weapons and prepared to continue killing. When he started shooting at students who were having their lunch outside, the only thing standing between a very deranged man and a school full of defenseless students, teachers and staff was one armed deputy and a retired state patrolman. The SP retiree teaches driver´s ed but does not carry a firearm. Because they are TRAINED, these two men managed to disarm the shooter, with the deputy holding his gun on the shooter, and the retired state patrolman cuffing him. THAT is why elites want armed protection for their own kids. They know damned well it works.
Shame on Chris Christie. He has removed any doubts I still had about him. He´s an opportunist and a hypocrite, far too comfortable with the anti Second Amendment crowd.
Christie is looking for the NYSlimes endorsement for the Republican nomination. I can´t believe he is still so slobberingly devoted to Bruce Springsteen after the way BS treated him. "Stuck on stupid" comes to mind.
I have to admit that the "Krispy Kreme" moniker made me laugh, but I won´t criticize Christie because of his weight when there´s so much more to criticize him about.
I don´t know if he was a Republican and has recently had a true change of heart, or if he has always been a liberal and hid it. I think it is the former, but the conversion has been pretty dramatic.
Another possibility is that he knows he needs to get reelected in a blue state and is saying what he thinks they want to hear, but doesn´t believe it. This is the ugliest thing to do because he now loses the people that put him there and the left that always hated him will never love him anyway.
He will never win reelection, so I say if they´re going to hate you, you might as well give them a good reason to.
# 45 The Republican National Lawyer´s Association in association with the RNC has actually been investigating voter fraud . The RNLA has updates on their website www.rnla.org. Governor Romney would have made a superb president and Commander in Chief. He doesn´t deserve to be demeaned by the term " boy ". The NRA was subdued and on point and Christie is wrong to describe it this way.
Ah, the moderate quisling Chris Christie desperately tries to do more of the Democrats dirty work for them. The Democrats were the first to invoke dead children in their cause. We all know this. I have enjoyed watching this darling of the republican moderates go down in flames.
He´s not the only supposed Republican singing this song. But it´s pure Barbra Streisand. The Dems don´t care about the kids of the 99%, else getting rid of "gun free zones" would be the highest priority.
The NRA ad was right on and in good taste. In fact, I was so impressed I´m gonna join the NRA...ooops, I almost forgot, I´ve been a member for years.
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