Chris Christie

Chris Christie Really Wants Out of New Jersey

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

It's been a rough year for Governor Reek. Christie fetched McDonald's for Master Trump but was denied a seat on the presidential ticket. Christie was also kicked off the presidential transition team and is currently out of the running for a cabinet position.

With his options for leaving New Jersey dwindling, Christie is now considering making a play for the RNC chairmanship.

Christie told senior members of Donald Trump's presidential transition team on Thursday morning that he is interested in the post, according to three sources familiar with the talks.

The governor has been a longtime supporter of Trump, but has had a rocky relationship with his transition team as of late. [...] Some Trump aides believe Christie did a poor job overseeing the process; others said he clashed with Jared Kushner, Trump’s influential son-in-law.

If the long-standing rumors are true that Jared Kushner has led the opposition against Christie (because Christie prosecuted his father as a U.S. attorney), I'd say his chances of becoming the next chairman of the RNC are not great.

But why would Christie be so eager to leave New Jersey?

Christie's approval ratings in his home state are hovering just above the 20 percent mark and Jersey is facing a looming fiscal crisis that Christie is primarily responsible for creating. Christie has one year left in his second term as governor, but Democrats control both state houses and they have little reason to play ball with him.

Whoever becomes the next governor of New Jersey will have an enormous mess to clean up. Such is the life of every Democratic head of state who takes over from a Republican.

  • Draxiar

    Christie is the kid that keeps yelling “pick me, pick me” when teams are chosen for kickball at elementary school recess.

  • muselet

    Come next year, Chris Christie won’t merely be unemployed, he’ll be unemployable.



    • Unfortunately, he’d have to molest a child before he becomes unemployable….regular felons are welcome in the GOP so long as they’re conservative.

      • muselet

        Sigh. You’re probably right.


  • Georgie
  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    Whoever becomes the next governor of New Jersey will have an enormous mess to clean up. Such is the life of every Democratic head of state who takes over from a Republican.

    Ain’t that the truth.

    Then the Red Shirts give it a month and demand the Democrat Gov/Pres accept full ownership of said mess and stop making excuses.

    Meanwhile, they fight him / her at every turn and deny him the tools to clean up said mess in a timely fashion.

    Thereafter, they blame him for his “failed” policies and claim that only hair of the dog can fix things.

    Because the Democrat got some of his policies instituted, the economy is on the upswing as he is ousted.

    The economy continues its upswing into the first year or so of the Red Shirt’s term. He claims full responsibility for all benefits as if he had somehow waved his magic job-creating want. In the midst of this, he institutes policies that create the mess anew.

    The budget crunch gives him the justification to demand austerity which, of course, only exacerbates the problem. (of course, said austerity is only for the poor people. Corporate welfare continues unabated).

    Things get worse and worse in the midst of the newly destroyed economy. Finally, the voters oust the Red Shirt and elect a Democrat.

    And the cycle repeats ad nauseam.

    • ninjaf

      That about sums up my recollection of how things work.

    • Aynwrong

      In other words the last eight years.


    • Scopedog

      Yep. The same f**king vicious cycle. It happened between 1993 and 2009. And it’s about to happen again.

      And you know what the awful part is? The same news media that should be telling us the straight dope doesn’t bother. And then you have the “both parties are the same!” jackoffs on the far Left for whom the Democrat just isn’t 100% perfect, so f**k it, bring on the third party votes to screw things up and help the Red Shirt get in.

    • Nicely summed up.