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Thursday, February 13, 2014
A short break for a little satire; Christie on Bush
In many of his recent speeches, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has tried to downplay partisanship. Yesterday’s remarks in Chicago were clearly the exception.
Christie delivered an “unexpectedly blistering broadside” condemning Democrats for all kinds of things, including prioritizing economic inequality. It was also fascinating to hear the New Jersey governor mock President Obama for entering office without “a respect for the other party.”
It’s an odd line of criticism – when Obama became president, he created a bipartisan cabinet and worked furiously to generate bipartisan support for his proposals in the midst of multiple crises. Christie aides, meanwhile, famously ridiculed “the children of Buono voters” stuck in paralyzing traffic imposed by Team Christie for political reasons. It may not be the ideal time for the governor to emphasize who has greater “respect for the other party.”