Chris Christie’s Top 10 Prickiest Moments
By D.B. Hirsch
October 30, 2014 3:08 pm - NewsBehavingBadly.com
Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) took time out from imprisoning heroic nurses against their will to celebrate the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy by screaming at and eye-murdering a constituent in Belmar yesterday. Liberal SuperPAC American Bridge 21st Century captured the scene on video, in which Christie alternately challenges a protester to a debate, tells him to “sit down and shut up,” offers to meet with him at a later time, then refuses to meet with him at a later time:
[su_center_ad]”I’ve been more than happy to have a debate with you any time you like, guy.
“You want to have the conversation later, I’m happy to have it, buddy. but until that time, sit down and shut up.”
“There’s about a thousand things I’ll do tonight. Going to dinner with you is about number thousand-and-one.”
The news media treats Christie’s meltdowns as either a matter of personal taste. or even as an asset. The merits of these confrontations hardly matter, although MSNBC’s Chris Hayes did interview Jim Keady, the man Christie yelled at, who is a Hurricane Sandy activist and self-described “independent.” His beef with Christie concerns $800 million worth of federal Sandy aid that still has not been distributed to survivors.
But the merits of these interactions are never the point, as far as the news media is concerned, but rather, the degree to which they serve the “brash tough guy” narrative they’ve developed for Christie. In no particular order, here are nine more of the exchanges that have fueled that narrative…READ MORE