Governor Christie says he is a conservative but he has terrorist-tied friends, supports illegal immigration, and is concerned about all the guns “out there”. He’s worse than your normal RINO.
Chris Christie bought into the Medicaid Expansion, according to New Jersey.com. He didn’t hold out and was one of few Republicans who gave in on the issue.
Christie did pull NJ from the only mandatory on cap & trade program. he Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), but he also banned new coal-fired plants in the state. One meeting with anti-coal activists changed his views on coal.
National Review Online’s Eliana Johnson reported that the reason he wasn’t invited to CPAC was his position on gun control and because he is not generally a conservative.
The New Jersey governor, who has expressed concern about “an abundance of guns out there,” has said he backs the gun-control legislation currently on the books in his state, some of the nation’s most restrictive.
When the Republicans tried to get the pork out of the Sandy relief package, Christie called them disappointing and disgusting to watch. He ignored the fact that Democrats had filled it with unnecessary spending to the tune of tens of billions of dollars which would not go to Sandy victims.
Half of the funds have not been spent to this day.
Chris Christie caved on the urban slush fund though it does not appear to meet his test for fiscal responsibility.
In 2008, when Christie was the U.S. attorney in New Jersey, he told a church forum that “being in this country without proper documentation is not a crime.”
He said that an immigrant lacking documents is a civil wrong. “The whole phrase of ‘illegal immigrant’ connotes that the person, by just being here, is committing a crime. “Don’t let people make you believe that that’s a crime that the U.S. attorney’s office should be doing something about.” Christie supports taxpayer-funded tuition credits for people here illegally, according to the LA Times.
Christie must have forgotten that they forge documents and steal identities to be here, among other rules. Christie has a weak record on enforcing immigration laws.
Christie slammed the NYPD for spying on NJ Muslims and said the NYPD was arrogant, paranoid or both.
In an interview with Larry Bulman, political director for the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters, Governor Christie said:
[Bulman] said when he told Mr. Christie he is from upstate New York, “he said, ‘I’m not much different from Andrew Cuomo. I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues.’ ” Mr. Bulman said Gov. Christie “sees value in the building trades, which are private sector unions. He complimented us and said he uses us as an example of a pro-business union,” Capitol Confidential reported.
The Muslim community in New Jersey politics is becoming a growing force and Christie appears to have a close relationship with them. The Jewish community is concerned about Christie’s close relationship to some sketchy New Jersey Muslim leaders, according to the Clarion Project as reported by Newsmax.
According to the National Review Online,Christie has literally embraced some Islamist extremists. He appointed Sohail Mohammed to the bench. Sohail had slandered the DOJ for prosecuting jihadists prior to his appointment.
Christie championed a Hamas operative, Mohammed Qatanani, and opposed the federal government when they tried to deport him. He has called him a man of ‘great good will.’ Qatanani is tied to the Holy Land Foundation case and has called for an end to the occupation of Israel.
Christie called Rep. Peter King and former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani ‘anti-Sharia crazies.’ He attacked Ray Kelly for monitoring Muslim communities.
Rep. King responded: “I think, in this case, Governor Christie was letting his personal feelings get in the way of protecting us against terrorism,” King told Fox host Don Imus. “He should be welcoming New York City and anyone else who wants to come in or out of his state, work with them and cooperate with them because terrorists go back and forth across city and state lines all the time.”
Christie’s response to Rep. King was to Be Quiet. “Congressman King, he should really just keep quiet,” Christie told reporters. “He should worry about running for election. I think this is probably part of it because whenever he mentions my name he gets himself on TV.”
He has said Libertarians are “dangerous” but Qatanani isn’t.
Governor Christie has an interesting record as a conservative but it’s not untypical for a Northeast politician. He’s more like a conservative Democrat.