Chris Christie is All Talk

ELDER PATRIOT – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie showed why he’s unsuited for the presidency during the CNN GOP debate when he said he would risk starting World War III if Russia violated a U.S. no-fly zone over Syria.

Christie, who thinks that coming from New Jersey somehow makes him a tough guy, said:

“A no-fly zone means a no-fly zone.  That’s what it means.  See maybe, because I’m from New Jersey I have this kind of plain language hang up.

I would talk to Vladimir Putin a lot. And I would say to him, ‘listen Mr. President, there is a no-fly zone in Syria, you fly in it, it applies to you.’  And yes, we would shoot down the planes of Russian pilots, if in fact they were stupid enough to think that this president was the same feckless weakling that the president we have in the Oval Office is right now.”

Not only is Christie war mongering unnecessarily to perpetuate his tough guy image, he hasn’t even correctly identified the problem with President Obama’s Middle East policy.

No one seems willing to say it so I will, President Barack Hussein Obama has and continues to deliberately shape U.S. policy in the Middle East, and towards Muslims worldwide, to assist in their quest for world domination. 

Threatening war defending a country to which we have no legitimate ties is reckless and irresponsible.  Who is he planning on defending?  ISIS?  Assad?  Or, is he nation building because we all see how that’s worked out in Iraq.

As Governor, Chris Christie and Democratic New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney sidestepped the legislative process, governing like a two-headed Cyclops on virtually every issue by privately deciding which legislative initiatives they would order their delegations to support.   

He’s also used the power of his office to strong-arm Tea Party leaders into “towing the line.”  In some cases he was even successful at convincing those leaders to infiltrate the campaigns of true conservatives who were challenging his “boys” in the Republican primary.

Take a look at the voting records of New Jersey’s Republican congressional delegation as compiled by Conservative Review:

Scott Garrett 92%

Leonard Lance 46%

Chris Smith 43%

Rodney Frelinghuysen 35%

Frank LoBiondo 34%

Tom MacArthur 33%

Except for Garrett, who Christie deemed too entrenched to challenge, these are Christie’s “boys.”  They vote more like Democrats and that’s the way Christie likes it.  He’s had more than enough opportunities during his time in office to have supported true conservatives when they challenged one of his “boys” in a primary but always chose to aggressively back his boys.

Christie may have a different persona than the other presidential candidates thanks to the mainstream media, but there’s no difference in his political positions from the rest of the establishment Republicans.  If you like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell you’ll love Chris Christie.