If there was any doubt where Christie is on the Tea Party, libertarian thinking, and freedom generally, that doubt is gone now. The guy has completely thrown in with the big government folks and has warned of “libertarianism” (read people who actually follow the Constitution) rising up through the GOP. He has tied his chain to an establishment star. He is betting that free America can’t get it’s act together before the 2016 election.
He is also betting that Jeb Bush won’t gain traction. If Jeb becomes the establishment go-to-guy Christie is done. Christie is trying to head this off.
Now comes word that some of the big Northeastern money guys (read New York banking money) don’t like all the “freedom talk “running through the Grand Old Party these days. The New Yorkers are not too keen on some Midwesterner with the last name of Paul becoming president.
Heck, they’d rather deal with Hillary than deal with some constitutional zealot, some loose canon talking about the 10th Amendment and the pursuit of happiness.
The establishment (both Democrat and Republican) detests that the Internet has given so much power to the formerly powerless.
Never forget this and use your new-found power.
“As a former prosecutor who was appointed by George W. Bush on Sept.10, 2001, I just want us to be very cautious,” said Christie. “What we as a country have to decide is: Do we have amnesia? Because I don’t. Iremember what we felt like on Sept. 12, 2001.” A moderator floated the name of one possible amnesiac, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, and Christie ran with it. “I love all these esoteric debates we’re gettin’ into—these esoteric, intellectual debates. I want these people to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. They won’t, because that’s a much tougher conversation.”
In less time than it takes a magician to saw a woman in half, Christie had morphed into Rudy Giuliani. Kissinger’s instincts were right: He’s not just a good demagogue, he’s in alignment with what the wise-man and donor classes want from their party.
* I will also say, lap band or no lap band, nobody with the health issues Christie has should be seriously considered for President.