HolyCoast: Today's Chris Christie Lesson in Government

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Today's Chris Christie Lesson in Government

Sometimes you gotta call 'em as you see 'em:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lashed out at a fellow Garden State politician Monday, calling an openly gay state legislator a “numbnuts” in response to the lawmaker labeling him a racist last week.

A visibly perturbed Christie made the comment during a news conference on Monday, reported the New Jersey Star-Ledger.

It all started last week when Christie called for a voter referendum on gay marriage.

“I think people would have been happy to have a referendum on civil rights rather than fighting and dying in the streets in the South,” Christie said.

Those comments upset Democratic assemblyman Reed Gusciora, who responded last week by saying, “Govs. Lester Maddox and George Wallace would have found allies in Chris Christie over efforts by the Justice Department to end segregation in the South.”

On Monday, Christie called Gusciora’s words “transparently political.”

“You have numbnuts like Reed Gusciora, who put out a statement, you know, comparing me George Wallace and Lester Maddox.”
That's exactly how every politician should respond to Democrats who play the race card - call them idiots (or numbnuts). The more the race card is slapped back like this the less likely the left will attempt to use it.

1 comment:

Larry said...

As Maddox and Wallace were both Democrats, it should tell you that the one thing consistent about their party is that they've been playing identity politics for a long time.

The Democrat party used southern whites to vote as a block ever since the Civil War. As soon as it became a non issue due to changing attitudes, the Democrat party seized the black vote and declared that their former loyal white voting block was suddenly a bunch of racist Republicans.