No One Likes Chris Christie

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Six Gannett-owned newspapers from across New Jersey have simultaneously called on Governor Chris Christie to resign from office because, as they say, they're "fed up" with Christie's attitude.

The six newspapers including the Asbury Park Press, the Cherry Hill Courier-Post and the Morristown Daily Record — all Gannett-owned papers that are part of the USA TODAY NETWORK — were apparently spurred to editorial outrage by a Monday press conference in which Christie refused to answer questions about anything other than his nomination of a state Supreme Court judge. Asked why, Christie replied, "Because I don't want to."

"We’re fed up with Gov. Chris Christie’s arrogance," the papers wrote. "We’re fed up with his opportunism. We’re fed up with his hypocrisy."

Meanwhile, Christie's approval rating has reached a new record low of just 27 percent.

Twenty-seven percent of registered voters polled after Christie’s Feb. 26 endorsement of Trump said they approved of his job performance, compared with 33 percent before, according to a poll released Wednesday by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind.

Joining forces with Donald Trump was hardly a vehicle for getting voters to reconsider their sour mood toward the Governor,” said Krista Jenkins, a political science professor at the university and director of PublicMind.

No shit?

It's better late than never, but I can only muster so much sympathy given that New Jersey voters reelected Christie. Furthermore, many of the voices in the media now calling for his head also endorsed his reelection campaign.

Establishment Republicans are also furious with Christie for endorsing Donald Trump rather than their darling Marco Rubio.

I have no hard evidence to back it up but I believe Christie endorsed Trump because he hates Rubio, not because he truly believes in Trump.

  • Badgerite

    That last line. Either that or opportunism.

  • muselet

    I read a very cynical comment yesterday to the effect that Chris Christie figures Donald Trump will be the R nominee, and that should Trump win the general, he might reward Christie with the Attorney General’s spot. If so, Christie would be perfectly placed to quash the federal investigations into his shenanigans as governor.

    I don’t believe it—it seems unlikely Trump would do something that generous for Christie, no matter how much Big Chicken grovels—but I haven’t heard any reasons for Christie’s endorsement that make more sense.


    • JMAshby

      I believe Trump would tell him that with no intention of actually nominating him if he wins.

    • Toolymegapoopoo

      That is a frightening thought, but expand that further and think of pretty much everybody Trump is likely to appoint if the gates of hell open and he is somehow elected president.. Just look at that nutjob Katrina Pierson he has speaking for him on the networks. Can you imagine her as Press Secretary? Maybe he’ll hold a reality show to pick the next Supreme Court justice.

      • muselet

        Welcome to Who Wants to be an Associate Justice?!

        Jay Sekulow, come on down!



    • ninjaf

      LOL…guess I should read all comments before replying. (See my comment above.)

  • Aynwrong

    The Christie endorsement of Drumph makes no sense ideologically. Rubio is same brand of Conservative that Christie is. Where as Drumpf says that the Bush Administration lied us into Iraq and he claims that he wants to protect Social Security while Christie still defends the invasion and says that Social Security needs to be done away with.

    Of course this is pure opportunisim.

    • ninjaf

      Two words: Attorney General.

      Just a guess.