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Wed Jul 1, 2015, 11:16 AM

Gov. Chris Christie’s Phony Truth-Telling

From the NYT editorial board:

It is part of the legend Mr. Christie has carefully cultivated for many years, with startling success. He is described as “brash” and “bold,” with a certain rough charisma that his political opponents just cannot handle. “I get accused a lot of times of being too blunt and too direct and saying what’s on my mind just a little bit too loudly,” he says in the first video for his presidential campaign, showing him with a selected group of adoring voters.

It’s fundamentally nonsense. There are lines between brash and belligerent, between open and obnoxious, and, most important, between “telling it like it is” and not telling the truth. Mr. Christie crosses those lines all the time, as Tom Moran, the editorial page editor of The Star-Ledger of Newark, documented in a blistering column about Mr. Christie’s “catalog of lies.”


Expect to see a lot of Mr. Christie at those phony “town hall” meetings, staged with selected supporters. You will hear a lot about his common touch, his “straight talk” and his love for Bruce Springsteen.

It’s a smoke screen. Look behind it at the governor whose own constituents say by an overwhelming majority that he has done a bad job, should not run for the White House and would make a bad president.

Too much to post here, but they go into good detail on his almost pathological need to lie about everything.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 11:24 AM

3. Thanks, I forgot that. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 11:22 AM

2. I would think it fairly obvious that the President who...

often finds about half the population misunderstanding or disagreeing with his position and,

often finds as much as 2/3 of Congress disagreeing with him for purely political reasons, and

has to deal with blustering foreign leaders more interested in their domestic politics than our issues

would be best to have abilities at diplomacy and avoid the brash and bluster.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 11:48 AM

4. Seriously. I'll never understand why people admire bluster and assholery.

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