Professional YouTube screamer and occasional Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, is delving into hypocritical grounds worthy of a national recognition, as opposed to just statewide attention. Christie, who has essentially been auditioning for the Presidency ever since he screamed at his first teacher or called a representative “numb nuts” for the very first time, pandered to a crowd of slack-jawed hicks in Kentucky when he said that President Barack Obama was “posing and preening” instead of working to resolve pressing issues facing the country. Christie, whose somewhat reasonable and moderate stances on social issues, was basically throwing early helpings of red meat to the rabid, racist, and religiously insane hayseeds that he will absolutely need to win over should he want to pretend to cater to those voters come 2016. But that cynical strategy isn’t what’s at issue here.
“He is the most ill-prepared person to assume the presidency in my lifetime,” Christie told some 600 Kentucky Republicans at a Lexington hotel. “This is a guy who literally is walking around in a dark room trying to find the light switch of leadership.” (Source: NJ.com)
Perhaps the mighty governor’s words would have more sting to them had he not been spending more than 1.5 days per week auditioning for Romney’s VP slot out of state. Last week, the Star Ledger reported that Governor Christie had left the state 54 times in the past eight months and an ABC News political blog noted that Christie is averaging 1.5 days per week outside of the state. And, earlier today, Governor Christie was in New York City at yet another campaign stop designed to further his national political ambitions as well as raise more money for Romney. With New Jersey at an rate of unemployment over 9% while many other states are beginning to see job growth, Christie only appears to be creating jobs for his buddies at the Port Authority, or ‘Patronage Authority’ as it should be known, and that’s only when he’s not playing the role of Boss Hog for YouTube. It should also be noted that Christie didn’t mind President Obama’s “preening” when he gave federal dollars and came to visit Hurricane-stricken areas of New Jersey following the tumultuous Hurricane Irene last summer.
So Chris Christie saying that Obama is exploiting his higher office by ‘posing and preening’ is like a hooker telling someone they’re having too much sex. Christie is more than just a caretaker of Republican philosophy, he’s a caretaker of the Republican meme of “Do as I say, not as I do“.
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