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Chris Christie attacks Rand Paul and growing strain of 'libertarian' foreign policy

By Aaron Blake, Washington Post | July 25, 2013


ASPEN, Colo. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Thursday offered a clear broadside against Republicans drifting toward a more libertarian view of foreign policy, lumping Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in with them and suggesting they explain their position to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The House earlier this week narrowly voted against a reduction in funding for the National Security Agency, as libertarian-leaning members from both sides joined together to vote for the amendment.

“As a former prosecutor who was appointed by President George W. Bush on Sept. 10, 2001, I just want us to be really cautious, because this strain of libertarianism that’s going through both parties right now and making big headlines, I think, is a very dangerous thought,” Christie said.

Asked whether he includes Paul — a fellow potential 2016 presidential candidate — in his criticism, Christie didn’t back down.

“You can name any one of them that’s engaged in this,” he said. “I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. … I’m very nervous about the direction this is moving in.”


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I took nervous to mean a crack in the armor

He is showing his fear, that he and other elites will be found out, and that there will be consequences for the way he has been behaving, and he knows it.

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The widows and orphans?

The widows and orphans? How about you sit across from the bodies of the innocent people in the middle east and the soldiers who have died you fat ignorant piece of shit. I hope he chokes on a ham sandwich.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."

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Crisp Crustie obviously has more "yellow fat" around him than..

the "grey fat" that matters (pun)..inside his thick skull of his.

I'm sure the widows aren't

I'm sure the widows aren't eager to send their children to war Governor Christie. The thing that really disturbs me about neocons is that the goal isn't peace for them. Their goal seems to be domination and control through perpetual war.

"Where liberty is, there is my country." -Benjamin Franklin

How about he goes to the many

How about he goes to the many countries that we have terrorized since 9/11 and have that conversation with the thousands of widows and orphans created. None of which had anything to do with it. That`s right, they don`t count. All they got left is 9/11,9/11,9/11... Can you feel it? Liberty is rising!

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Fat Bastard Christie Kreem

I don't know what's more disgusting: When he's using his pie chopper to inhale the garbage that makes him fatter than the butchers dog, or when he's not eating and garbage rhetoric exits his mouth to stink up the place. Oh well. Garbage in, Garbage out, as they say. Why would anyone vote for a pile of shit that can't take a meal without gnawing the legs off the buffet table? Has anyone seen Christie"s Schmendrick? I guarantee you HE hasn't seen it for some time now.
Sounds like he's using the Ghooli-annie playbook: 9-11, 9-11 and oh yea, 9-11!
He should take a ride on the boardwalk- and then have the bicycle seat surgically removed from his ass. Fat bastard.

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Isn't this the same clown who

Isn't this the same clown who claims to be a strict by the budget governor? Remember when he told a teacher "tough" in regards to steep pay cuts for teachers? Wonder why he doesn't say the same to the hand-ringers for the military industrial complex?

This is just one more example why 9/11 Truth is SOOOO important. We must keep spreading the word, and we need to have the courage to discuss the evidence for Israel's prominent role in the attacks.

Not smart...

To criticize Rand Paul where even the old guard here supports his presidential run.

Cris Crispy has the

same problem Gooliani had. He only plays well in the northeast.

Sure they love him in "joyzee". But most of the country will see him as rude, obnoxious, overbearing, base, crass, vile, and despicable

And, opposing the T Party crowd is a stoopid move politically, Can't win without them.

But it doesn't really matter, Crispy will probably eat one too many quarter-pounders and take himself out before 2016.

I Recall How Rude & Disrespectful He Was at the Podium to a Vet

when he tried asking him some questions during the last presidential election. I am sure anyone who saw that video clip recalls how nasty Crispy was. All this means is that he is gearing up to run for president and no way, no how will he ever get my vote, period.


This coming from

A "too fat to fight" chicken hawk.

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So annoying

I live in Jersey and people love this guy. People get angry when I say something bad about him.

Jersey people are known for the attitude. So every one loves how mean and nasty Christie is when he is put on the spot.

Can't say I love him. BUT...

he's the best governor we've had in this State in my lifetime. This State is bankrupt. Property taxes are the highest in the nation (average in excess!!! of 10 grand a year!) and we have a 7% sales tax, as well as a State Income Tax. If someone else would have been in Christie's place, the all those taxes would have been at least tripled by now.

Having said that... as far as nationally, and especially on foreign policy, HELL, NO! He has to please TPTB and they are extremely powerful in the NY Metro area. Without their approval, he wouldn't have been the GOP nominee for Governor in the first place. "They" were not happy with Corzine anymore, so they wouldn't have him re-elected. They had to find someone on the other side who would play ball.

Attitude? Of course! (You may have noticed that Nonna's got attitude, too.) You don't grow up in this area without getting attitude sooner or later. Locally, he is just fine. It would be even better if Christie focused exclusively on NJ but, I doubt he's "allowed" to do that.

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Chris Christie...

can go eat another rack of spare ribs. That fat ass is nothing but a manatee on crack!

He is silently trying to lose

He is silently trying to lose weight. In 2015 and 2015 he will be formidable opponent to Rand Paul/Justin Amash ticket.

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If so

GOP loses again.


have to get some plastic surgery too, otherwise he'll be flappy Mcflapperson.