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Chris Christie Is An Extreme Right-Winger -- Don't Fall for His "Moderate" Act

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Chris Christie Is an Extreme Right-Winger -- Don't Fall for His "Moderate" Act Behind the facade, Christie is a Bush/Cheney-esque neoconservative promoting the old politics of division and ignorance.

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Alan Lambert (91)
Friday November 15, 2013, 7:47 pm
Christie is seriously conservative, but at least he's neither a theo-con nor unwilling to negotiate with the Left, this makes him the most "moderate" Republican. But that's roughly like being the most Semitic Nazi. Though I've heard rumors that if it looks like the Greedy Oil-addled Pharisees won't take him seriously, he may quit the Republican Party and join with the "No Labels" gang and run as a 3rd party with Charlie Crist as his running mate, trying to take a chunk out of the Center.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday November 15, 2013, 8:35 pm
Thank you for the news, and for the excellent point, Alan! (n, p, t)

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 1:39 am
It's hard to argue with alternet articles, they are wrong on so many levels it's hard to know where to start.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 3:08 am
A wolf in sheep's clothing, it seems. Don't vote in any climate change deniers, please!

Deborah W (6)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 6:15 am
Promoting the old politics of division and ignorance ... think you've got the wrong party here bucky.

Constant pot-stirring and mud-slinging on differences rather than seeking similarities and a willingness to work together, (all or nothing, no matter the cost), victimization of differences of opinion and other actions unpopular to the left ... unattende needs in favor of campaigning to save their own asses, rejecting without even dialogue every proposal offered as a base to work with.

Christie's pit-bull approach to what he believes needs to be said and done ... and actually stand behind it ... what a truly refreshing idea, to actually say, do and follow through rather than putting it off. This will play well for him, you'll see.

Arielle S (313)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 6:17 am
Christie did appear to put his people first after Hurricane Sandy - however, a rose by any other name is still a rose. Time will tell...

. (0)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 6:30 am
I sure won't. Thanks for sharing, Cal.

Mitchell D (87)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 6:32 am
No, Chris is a load of lying public relations spewing bull!
He is , as was said, "seriously conservative," but I doubt that he will really negotiate with anyone, unless it is to save his political ass.
Yes, he won re-election in a blue state, but so did Bush's one time EPA (There is nothing wrong with the air at Ground Zero!) administrator. Gladly,her name is not polluting my mind. And, he won against a candidate that the N.J. Dem party abandoned early on. The word is that he's got them "in his pocket."

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 7:23 am
There is a lot of money unaccounted for and people still out of their homes. Where is the money?

Beware of the sly fox.

I'm not picking solely on Republicans one must watch both sides of the coin. Too many are placating the Corporate, Wall St Bankers. Or better known as the 1%.

Words are cheap, actions speak louder than words. Check out their record not the media spin on things.

Jason R (67)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 9:16 am
He'll lose on his lack of merits.

SuSanne P (193)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 11:02 am
Thank you Cal. I don't trust Christie any further then I can throw him, and that's not an intended pun. He is too easy to switch positions and made that quite clear after loosing the primary in 2012. I listened to him on Meet the Press or some other show when he was clearly called on his flip flopping. He said it's another day, and things are different today. (paraphrased of course). WHAT DANDELION SAYS as she knows the exact facts better then I'll ever remember!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suzanne O (33)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 12:02 pm
John Gregoire...beautifully stated. You must be a "Jersey" boy or at least understand the political landscape here.

James Maynard (84)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 12:44 pm
Anyone who has paid attention to
Christie should not be fooled into
thinking he's remotely close to

jan b (5)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 2:01 pm
Cal----to back up your article.... The real- Christie did stand up...
.Opposition to a millionaires tax
Veto'd a minimumm wage bill
Opposition to women's reproductive rights
Blocking climate change action
Opposing gun violence reduction efforts

Sheila D (194)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 2:14 pm
Not funny...when has he ever, even remotely, been a moderate in anything??

Winnie A (179)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 2:47 pm
I was born and raised in NJ. I'd never even consider voting for him now at any other time.

Roger G (154)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 2:56 pm
noted, thanks

Stephen Brian (23)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 2:56 pm
There are a lot of problems with this article, as I have come to expect from Alternet.

Regarding the NSA issue, in all of the discussion of its abuses, how often do people talk about how much freedom it needs to do its job, and whether cracking down on it is dangerous? Christie simply told the other side of the story. He omitted no more than was normal to omit, but he omitted different things. There is also the detail that ProPublica obviously does not have all of the classified information about the NSA's investigations and could never hope to find evidence one way or the other regarding whether its abusive policies did any good, regardless of the facts.

I have recently begun to properly understand the logic behind the handouts to large corporations. There are two kinds of businesses, local and non-local. Non-local businesses access markets beyond those where their employees work and bring money into local economies, supporting local businesses. These include large institutions and governments, but they are mostly large businesses, manufacturers and such. They figure that growing these non-local businesses in poorer communities would bring in the wealth to support smaller businesses and create jobs. Numerically, the U.S. GDP is roughly 3:2 favouring big businesses, with the ratio reversing for job-numbers. This suggests that investing in small businesses would be much more efficient, but those small businesses won't last long without the economic environment produced by non-local (mostly large) businesses. There is nothing ideologically extreme about favouring stability in economic environments over growth, especially during a recession. Of course, to paraphrase the article, Sirota failed to address
serious economic concerns.

Then there is the continued silliness about Sandy. The storm was reproduced from in numerical simulations which began with previous weather-data without including any mechanisms related to climate-change in the model. That's about as close to proof that climate-change had nothing to do with the storm as is possible. Christie's state was not, in fact, hit by anything related to climate-change.

All that said, I still probably wouldn't want Christie as president. I have a short list of Americans whom I would trust in that office today, including at least two Democrats and one Republican.

S J (130)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 2:59 pm
Thanks Cal

Jessica K (103)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 4:45 pm
He neither seems moderate or libertarian, so I'm not sure what he is. Thanks and noted.

Jason R (67)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 8:18 pm
"Non-local businesses access markets beyond those where their employees work and bring money into local economies, supporting local businesses."

On what planet?

Jaime Alves (52)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 5:21 am

Carol D (346)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 1:32 pm
Christie is a RINO of the worst kind!

Stephen Brian (23)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:20 pm
Hi Jason,

On Earth.

One classic example is the factory that sells its products globally, like the factories in Detroit did before they closed. They try to get materials from as close by as possible to cut shipping-costs. They pay taxes locally. Their workers go to local grocery stores and otherwise support local businesses. Another similar example is a resort or tourist-attraction, where people from all over the world pay to go and much of the money similarly goes into the local economy whether directly through the business or through its employees. Yet another example is a head-office of a company with branches elsewhere which again get cash-inflows from beyond the local community, pay taxes, pay workers in the area, and as needed purchase supplies locally when they can. The public sector is another example, where taxes are paid by people in other communities and the workers live and buy things locally. Banks can be like that too, if they invest non-locally and then pay workers who live near their branches.

There isn't a community in the developed world that produces everything that it uses. We all have to pay for goods and services from elsewhere. If money is obviously flowing out of the local economy, why do you think it doesn't just run out?

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 2:40 am
Thanks for sharing. Cal
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