Jonathan Topaz of Politico writes Joe Scarborough slams Chris Christie on guns, and says Christie's defense for his veto was "one of the “stupidest arguments” he’s ever heard." Christie said if limits were placed on magazine size, one could use the same argument to ban all guns.
Christie also declined to meet with families of children who were killed in the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and his explanation for that was pathetic and narcissistic as he said they couldn't have changed his mind, so what was the point - all about what he could get of it - no empathy for the grieving parents.
“Are we saying then that the 10 children on the clip that they advocate for, that their lives are less valuable?” he said at a press conference on Monday. “If you take the logical conclusion of their argument, you go to zero, because every life is valuable.” ...
“It was painful watching Chris Christie talking about, somehow limiting clips to 10 bullets means that you don’t care about the 10 children that will be killed by those bullets? That is just one of the stupidest arguments I think I have ever heard,” he said on Tuesday. ...
“When you have to push yourself to defend extreme positions, these are the things you have to do,” Scarborough said.
Scarborough also slammed Christie for saying he felt “extraordinary sympathy” for the families of shooting victims.
“I feel extraordinary sympathy for them but I will not meet with them for 10 minutes,” Scarborough said after airing the clip.Speaking for the Star-Ledger editorial board, Tom Moran blasts Chris Christie's epic hypocrisy on ethics: Moran
Moran describes yet another case where the Governor pressured the Port Authority to give a no-bid contract to a friend and former partner, this time for $6.3 million.
You'll recognize Jeff Chiesa, as the "alleged" go-to man for arranging the diversion of $1.7 (or was it $1.8?) billion from the Port Authority budget so Christie could fix the Pulaski Brigde that is now being investigated by both the SEC and the Manhattan prosecutor Cyrus Vance, Jr.
The contracts were awarded after members of the Christie administration instructed Port Authority officials to find work for the firm, according to two former Port Authority officials who spoke with Boburg. ... In Jersey parlance, this contract was "fixed."
Among the alumni of this firm are Bill Palatucci, one of the governor’s key political operatives, and Jeff Chiesa, Christie’s choice as both Attorney General and U.S. Senator.
At the time this contract was awarded in 2010, Craig Domalewski was a senior counsel to the governor, which put him in a position to influence the award of contracts. The Port Authority hired his father in a $98,000 job during the same month the contract was awarded. And a year later, the younger Domalewski left the governor’s office and was hired as a name partner at the law firm.
Moran notes that Christie promised to have a higher level of integrity in these kinds of matters, not it clear he is "just another Jersey pol," but also a hypocrit."
Christie really seems to be making a hash out of his already tenuous presidential ambitions. Even if the bridgegate scandals hadn't occurred, if I were a GOP donor. (gag)
I'd be worried that Christie has been acting like a "not-ready-for-prime-time player."
We've noticed that with his poor handling of, decision making duringg the cover-up, but I sort of thought this could be due to the excess stress.
Now, the number of unforced errors Christie is making unrelated to the scandals is painting a picture of an impulsive and reckless thug, who is used to getting away with being a bully in less challenging environments, and now seems totally in over his head.
Just in an effort to salvage some scraps of his tattered reputation Christie ought to give up his already hopeless 2016 bid, and the RGA circuit, bear down and see if he can forge a few successes in his remaining time before indictments or impeachment hearings close in on him.
Then he may have some fond memories to sustain him through his incarceration, and also give him some glimmer of hope that after he serves his time, he could give politics another whirl.
drip, drip, drip ...