Despite Appearances, Chris Christie Is Anything But Obvious
Michael Matthew Bloomer, November 8, 2013
I don’t believe Chris Christie’s an “old-fashioned Republican,” do you? Many do. I do believe he’s the darling of the moment of the so-called Republican OG (OG as in Old Guard or Old Gangsters, your choice). The Old Guard, though, hearkens back to an era when Republicans, though more genteel and more willing to compromise, were still trying to hamstring social programs, dismantle Medicare and Medicaid, and boost the already enriched.
By today’s disgraceful standards wherein deranged Tea Partiers roam the land seeking defenseless victims, and, by the way, control the House of Representatives, for Pete’s sake, yes, Chris Christie is, in a narrow sense, more palatable. Yet, look at his record: here’s an article about two major newspaper endorsements entitled, Chris Christie Wins Endorsement of Newspaper That Appears to Hate Him. Ouch!
Here’s how I think we ought to view him until proved otherwise . . .
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