New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed the National Rifle Association’s latest ad in which they accuse President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for sending his children to a school where they are protected by armed guards. Christie called the ad “reprehensible” and said that the NRA should not be “dragging people’s children” into the gun control debate. (Snip) "I think any of us who are public figures, you see that kind of ad and you cringe,” Christie said on Thursday at a news conference in Trenton. “I’m a father who is a public figure, who has
Comments: The whole point of that NRA ad was to state that all children deserved protection, not just the elitist 0bama. Christie should be smart enough to figure that out. I must have missed the part where he said it was reprehensible for 0bama to drag children onto the stage yesterday. s/o I´m so tired of Republicans behaving like this. I hate to give them credit, but Democrats do stick together, no matter what.
Obama is the one who keeps dragging other people´s kids into the argument!!! Geez! Obama is exploiting the children. Christie has turned out to be a big FAT traitor and total disappointment. Why doesn´t he go join Crist and Specter and become a Demonrat??
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.
No. What´s reprehensible(other than you Christie) is someone surrounding themselves with children while announcing "executive actions", purely for political optics. If hussein could have gotten away with it, he would have postponed the funerals of the 20 kids and surrounded himself with their bodies.
The media and the dems have no answer to Obama and other elites, getting special treatment for their children, so their only answer is to "kill the messenger." For the record, I think that a president´s children should have secret service protection. But don´t try to manipulate us into thinking that armed protection is not appropriate for the average neighborhood school.
Think about Christie and his ilk like this. When a person is diseased and has big scabs on their body, ripping one open suddenly makes them bellow senselessly. He caused the wound and blames US for trying to clear it up. [[Oh, and 0bama don´t "care" about the causalities he creates around him].
If Christie is the R nominiee for 2016, any Democrat including, but not limited to Hillary, Michelle Obama, Biden, Reid, Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, Robert Byrd (Sp?), Matt Damon, Eva Longoria, Justin Bieber (from Canada), Spike Lee or any other alive or dead Democrat will win.
He is completely disgusting not just physically but mentally. The "Garden State" should be renamed the "The Toxic Dump Site." (at least that is how the State smells).
Nothing sadder than a flailing fat man after being exposed as a bully and opportunist. Christie is the modern face of the Republican Establishment. The needs of this country have moved quickly beyond such people.
I think the NRA blew the ad by bringing in the secret service since I always understood that the Sidwell Friends School was patrolled by armed guards before the Obama spawn started there. That information would be more to the point than the protection of just the president´s kids by the secret service. That is expected and necessary.
Last night maybe the night before the Fox all-stars unanimously condemned the NRA ad. That included Dr. K. and the usually reliable Steven Hayes. These are smart guys. Why can´t they and other conservatives see the point of the NRA ad? They let the left get away with changing the subject to Secret Service protection for the President´s children, which no one disagreees with. On topic the school where obama´s children and david gregory´s children attend employs 11 going on 12 armed guards, separate and in addition to the SS. The NRA cited obama´s obvious hypocrisy when he rejected a suggestion to post armed guarda in public schools and even conservatives attack them.
the left has been dragging children into this debate from the start. obama used children in his press conference. all children are worth protecting, not just matt foley´s. he is just another elitist out of touch. if he runs in 2016, may he end up living in a van DOWN BY THE RIVER!
#9 Rat in a rabbit suit TRYING to sound intelligent, but instead sounding like all liberal rats stupid! King Evil USED the whole school shooting crises for HIS political agenda!! He was the fist one up to USE the children -like ALL dictators do- all this is about- and the fat whale Christie knows it well, is to take away ALL our guns...period.
I sure thought I saw Wayne LaPierre at Obama´s dog-and-pony show yesterday pushing those little kids on the stage. The tykes were clawing, screaming and crying for their mommies not wanting to be involved.
We here in Idaho don´t give a rats behind what anyone east of the Rockies think. That ton of lard from NJ, geez, like anyone cares but you weirdos back east. I´ll bet all you easterners would be scared crapless to come out west.
The stock in Chris Christie has plummeted. I don´t like the way he smooshed with Obama during the hurricane, and I don´t like how he´s so willing to back pork laden bills out of Congress, and I don´t like the way he is so one sided on the gun propaganda. Certainly, the NRA, which I am a lifetime member, was unwise to make such a melodramatic presntation as this recent offering. And I wish the NRA would hire some professional consultants before they put their foot in their mouth, but the fact remains that politicians, as well as members of the press, send their kids to schools protected by gun toting guards.
It will indeed be interesting if Coulter continues to support Christi despite his Republican-bashing of late.
I liked Christie at one point, despite some questionable opinions. Now, he is poison to me. Schmoozing with Obama and Republican- basing have taken the shine off his prospects.
I know he likes to tell it like it is, that he is gruff, that he can be in your face; what I´ve recently come to realize is that his ego, like himself, is outsized. One thing I liked about Romney is that he is by all accounts a modest man who had trouble blowing his own horn during the campaign.
Christie has become a self-promoter; I no longer like him or trust him; he has blown his chance for the 2016 nomination with conservatives like me.
These Republican politicians, including Christie, and pundits could not be as dim as they seem. Or, could they?
Predictably, they bought the feint - hook, line, and sinker. It is simply absurd to take the NRA ad as an attack on Obama´s kids. It is nothing of the sort. No disparaging words were directed at the kids. They were not slighted, demeaned, or even mentioned by name. But, Carney came out snd accused - and they immediately accepted his premise.
Barack Obama is dragging people´s children into the debate.
Barack Obama is also personally responsible for deliberately selling weapons to the world´s most violent drug gangs. Thanks to Obama, more than three-hundred Mexican citizens are dead, as well as three American law enforcement officers.
Maybe Chris Christie should just shove another deep-dish pizza in his fat face, and shut the hell up for a change.
Yes, he is a hippo...a hippo-crite!! But seriously, I think Christie shoots his mouth off first and thinks later. He has a short attention span just like the demonrats. At any rate, if anyone truly has a problem with the ad (aside from political differences), then you probably don´t understand the point nor have you seen how Zero and the Dems have shamelessly used people´s children to manipulate the public opinion. That wasn´t what the NRA did, however. They were simply making the point that ALL children deserve to be safe--not just the children of the elite.
People on the left can say over the top shocking things all they want ad get away with it.
The NRA has said 2 things since the shooting. Security guards at schools and why are Obama´s kids more valuable than others.
Regardless of whether either of these is properly and PC tested,they´re going to hit the logic side of the brain among most people,although it might take time to sink in.
Schools are going to push for guards,cops whatever because the parents will demand it.
I know this sounds crazy but Christie trying to be a glory hog may be doing the NRA a favor by bringing more attention to what they said.People will dig into it because of the controversy and ask themselves "hey you know what my kids are as important as Obama´s".
The left is always going to go Alinsky on a detractor.The NRA is signing up thousands of new members out of simplistic thinking.
You´re never going to win the war of emotion on the left because they have no rules.You have to penetrate the logical side of people´s brains in an uncomplicated way.The NRA has hit 2 home runs on this.
I thought the First Amendment was honored here; instead, we have to endure comments such as ´´troll´´, ´´site pest´´, and the like. I always thought this was a free country and we had the right to express our opinions in a civil manner, just as we had the right to respectfully disagree.
C´mon, folks - if you don´t like someone´s opinion, use your manners; taunting and name calling are best left to the other side.
This bloated opportunistic pig is a sight to behold. I guess his top notch governor staff failed to clue him in on the fact that his new hand in pocket buddy Odumbo dragged some little props, er children into the gun control debate. The NRA ad was spot on and just because the dopey libs starting with the O´clown and fat RINOs like Krispy Creme Christie are too dumb to get that is not their problem.
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