Anyone else get to see Chris cut the ribben in Belmar today.Whats everyone thoughts on him?If you live in Florida feel free to chime in as well.
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Thread: Governor Christie
May 22, 2013, 09:04 PM #1
May 22, 2013, 09:19 PM #2
IMO he did a pretty decent job around here, can't complain a whole lot. He had the balls to stand up to his party when his views didn't line up with theirs, at least that's what I gathered from the situation. Anybody who has the balls to tell either party to go F themselves is good in my book.
May 22, 2013, 09:21 PM #3
Don't know much about his politics. I know he approved the storage/dumping of hydrofacking waste from Pennsylvania in NJ. Pretty lame. My gut tells me if he can't take care of his own personal health, than how can he take care of NJ. Just another criminal politician in my opinion.
I've heard the "He's fat so he must be a bad leader" argument before. And I think it's complete BS every time I hear it. Actions and ideas speak more than body type.
With that being said, I'll bow out of the argument since I'm from SC and was not invited.
May 22, 2013, 10:06 PM #5Member
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Chris Christie is the reason I refuse to move to Jersey, and the reason I moved away from Jersey just months after he came into office.
Okay I was just kidding about all that. I really did move a few months after he came, but it had nothing to do with him haha. I think he's been good I guess.
May 22, 2013, 10:12 PM #6
May 22, 2013, 10:14 PM #7Member
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Christie is a liberal republican. He has to be to get the NJ vote. The guy defintely has balls though. He is one of the better republicans out there in that he will go against the party line on many issues. He epitomizes (did I get that one right Roy Stuart?) some common NJ stereotypes in many ways though. But overall he is decent. I tend to think that with the Obama administration being what it is today with all the scandals, unconstitutional executive orders (like the NDAA & National Defense Resources Preparedness) you can't really go wrong being a republican. But its the total other way when the Rebloodlicans are in office too. They are demonized. So in my opinion...vote Libertarian or Independent.
Hurricane Sandy solidified him as a hero to New Jersey folks. Whether he truly cares or was just being political, who knows.
Keep seeing ads aboot what a great job he is doing in Jersey and how NJ's economy is rebounding. But despite all of the contracting jobs that have increased in the past year(again thanks Hurrican Sandy) NJ still has one of the worst unemployment rates in the country.
Property TAXES are still the worst in America. Other rates like water and sewer have skyrocketed in many areas of Jersey, but HE keeps claiming "No new tax increases have occured....."
Shows some common sense where most republicans fear to tread: He signed a law preventing non-violent drug offenders from being sentenced to prison(I'm not talking aboot Tony Montana types of offenses) but rather treatment programs. And from what I've seen it actually is in place. I heard of some dudes who normally would be in the state pen right now but they are at treatment facilities. It won't do them any good, but it's better than having these clowns in prison where they just get deeper into "The Life."
Will his record and policies override other parts of the country's dislike for wise-ass, tough guys from New Jersey when it comes to national politics? Who knows? But yeah, y'all might be calling him president someday. Though it is aboot time that ALL of the political power comes back to the North East. We're the only section of the country that matters.........
May 22, 2013, 10:29 PM #9
Christie definitely has a little liberal vibe going on, but he's good in my book. He doesn't make decisions to get votes - he makes decisions that he actually believes in. He's not afraid of the backlash and just goes with the flow. I'm sure he would be a cool dude to share some waves with.
May 22, 2013, 10:48 PM #10