October 30, 2014 3:08 pm -

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


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

13 responses to Chris Christie’s Top 10 Prickiest Moments

  1. tiredoftea October 30th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    More right wing compassion on display from Gov. Christie. Make ads on the public’s dime, and then do as little as possible to solve the real problems of a state. He’s another pitch perfect Republican, isn’t he?

  2. Suzanne McFly October 30th, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I could not understand why the audience was applauding Christie, who supports a local politician that has zero respect for his constituents? Don’t they realize they pay him for his job and he answers to them, his employers?

    • fahvel October 31st, 2014 at 4:29 am

      the idea that these elected people are simply employees of the public who put them and not royalty seems to be something the usa, in particular, doesn’t seem to grasp. You treat your pres like a king and the senators like noble people and the reps, well they seem to be a collective of imbeciles without a clue. Don’t like em or get respect, recall right away!!!!! Do it a gfew times and others might get the idea.

      • Suzanne McFly October 31st, 2014 at 8:54 am

        Recalls would be much easier to do if these corrupt politicians weren’t sitting in an office bought by a rich puppet master.

        • OldLefty October 31st, 2014 at 10:08 am

          While I agree, it would have been a lot easier if those who opposed Scott Walker’s policies had voted in 2010 instead of staying home because they didn’t get EVERYTHING they wanted in 2009-2010.

          • Suzanne McFly October 31st, 2014 at 10:14 am

            I have always voted, I don’t understand when people don’t. I often hear the claim that their vote doesn’t count, but if everyone that feels that way actually voted their votes would count.

          • OldLefty October 31st, 2014 at 10:30 am

            And many younger people are busy, (My husband used to leave for work before the polls opened and got home after 9pm), the issues in midterms are not discussed much so many who vote in presidential elections don’t even know who is running in midterms, and the party who lost the election are more motivated to vote.

            If I may repeat;

            I think the problem is that we seem to be locked into this cycle
            whereby the younger people, who are less driven by emotional, partisan
            incentives, know what they want, and work for it in the big national elections.

            Then they pat themselves on the back and think that their job is
            done. (It’s REALLY hard when THEY are the ones who are busy, and don’t follow what
            I believe to be the increasingly more difficult to follow sausage making of

            The older people who are driven more by emotional, partisan
            incentives, (Remember the “visceral givers”?), DO vote in EVERY election, often out of
            revenge for losing the last election.

            The young voters don’t realize that they cede power to their
            opponents along with the ability to get anything that they voted for, done, and
            thus become more apathetic.

The older voters, vote for people who make
            everything worse, usually leading to a backlash in the next big national
            election, and thus the cycle repeats.

          • Suzanne McFly October 31st, 2014 at 5:52 pm

            I agree with you completely. I am a history buff and have always felt it is not just my right, but my duty to vote. I text, call, and badger everyone around me on election day and tell them to vote, which ever way they vote is up to them of course, but at least use your voice.

          • OldLefty October 31st, 2014 at 6:44 pm

            I agree.
            It’s hard to tell young people that, though, as it is telling them EVERYTHING else.

  3. Khary A October 30th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I’d like to thank Chris Christie for taking the word “thug” and making it applicable to white people too. 😉

    • Blue2016 October 30th, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you for giving me a hearty laugh out loud! 🙂

  4. Obewon October 30th, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    The only time USA’s 47th worst jobs creating Guber wasn’t prickly, was when he hugged POTUS Obama thanking the President for Billions in Global Warming Hurricane Sandy aide.

  5. Budda October 30th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    His tough guy persona won’t work out of Jersey.

    Notice him nervously drinking out of his water bottle? He was rattled.