Chris Christie, the Republican Governor from New Jersey, has a reputation for “calling it like he sees it.”
He was the Republican Governor chosen to give the keynote address at the Republican National Convention.
For the first 16 minutes of that speech he didn’t mention the name “Mitt Romney”. Needless to say, he drew sharp criticism from Republicans for his failure to focus on Romney, rather than the multitude of problems facing the country.
Christie has been vocally critical of President Obama on many previous occasions, including the moment when he asked the question “What the hell are we paying you for?” .
However in the same breath, Christie was directly critical of both political parties for not working together.
With the crisis in New Jersey caused by Hurrican Sandy, Christie has been complimentary of President Obama for his attention to the devastation suffered by the people of his state. Christie was criticized by Republicans for saying anything so complimentary of the President, immediately before the election.
Chris Christie has spoken out once again in a way that was not supportive of a fellow Republican. Christie has slammed John Boehner, Speaker of the House, for his failure to come to the aid of New Jersey residents after the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Christie called Boehner’s failure “disappointing and disgusting.” “Disaster relief is something you don’t play games with.” Christie was asked about his criticism of fellow Republicans, and he explained that he wasn’t a “subtle personality.” He considers it part of his job to call it like he sees it, even if that means slamming a Republican or embracing a Democrat.
What a welcome relief to see a politician who is more focused on his constituents than the people in his political party! If the Republican Party is to have a chance to redeem itself in 2016, Chris Christie will be their nominee for President.