New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in Iowa, again, yesterday. I live in Iowa. You know…flyover country. We have corn or potatoes or whatever right? Pigs and cows and such? Well, it’s starting to look like a circus on the prairie again and that means one thing. Presidential politics is heating up. Chris Christie was in Iowa to help with our perennial governor Terry Branstads campaign for a record-breaking 32nd term in office. Okay, maybe it’s only his sixth, but it’s still a record and he should easily win it handily, with or without the Bossman from New Jersey.
The Guvna of Jersey recently told Diane Sawyer, “They love me in Iowa.” Really? Do we love him in Iowa? I will be the first to go out on a limb and publicly say, I do not love Chris Christie and would prefer he stay east of the Mississippi and out of the White House. Jersey can keep him.
Whether Christie admits it or not, he’s running for president and that apparently has a lot of realists on the right pretty excited. The national press flew into Cedar Rapids and followed the big man around like puppies. If you are the darling of the national media, that’s not a good thing. Christie enjoyed much more national press than all the other presidential visitors of late…Jindal, Perry, Cruz, Huckabee, and Paul.
The national press may be smitten with Mr. C but there are a lot of us who can see behind the curtain. All his brash talk and straightforwardness is baloney. Sell that snake oil somewhere else. It’s not going to sell in the café’s of Iowa as much as he might like.
I personally enjoyed a little back and forth on Facebook last night arguing the merits of a Christie run. Apparently, there are plenty of Republicans ready to argue his merits and overlook EVERYTHING! The RINO-loving-establishment seem to be all for Christie. Another reason to run the other way. They don’t mind about Bridgegate. They don’t mind about Christie’s liberal judge appointments. They don’t mind he’s easily manipulated on abortion. They don’t mind he loves to expand budgets and spend big. They don’t mind that Christie could win the Democrat primary against Hillary.
The establishment wing of the Republican Party is fine having no soul. They feel you have to sell your soul to win. Christie is the next in a long line of soul-less RINO’s coming to Iowa to convince us prairie-dwelling-simpletons that they aren’t corrupt, lying, jack-wagons.
Many of us aren’t as excited to see a man like “Boss” Christie be our nominee. Not excited is a nice way to say…disgusted and outraged…horrified even. If Chris Christie becomes our Republican candidate, you will see lower turnout than Romney, which was lower than McCain. Basically, about 50 people will for vote for him in his landslide victory in Iowa.
Will we never learn? How could anyone be excited about a Christie run? It’s baffling to me…and disheartening. It’s enough to drive me to drink. That drink will have to be Templeton Rye. Iowa’s well known moonshine made famous by Al Capone and I think a fitting drink to honor a New Jersey Governor kissing Iowa’s rear end and acting like a gangsta!
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