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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:44 AM

Chris Christie Blasts Gay Marriage Rulings

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/chris-christie-gay-marriage_n_3509389.html


"New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) blasted the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, calling it "wrong."

"I donít think the ruling was appropriate," Christie said Thursday on his "Ask the Governor" radio show, according to Politico. "I think it was wrong."

Christie criticized the justices, calling Kennedy's opinion "incredibly insulting" to President Bill Clinton -- who signed DOMA into law in 1996 -- and to the "340-some members of Congress who voted for the Defense of Marriage Act."

"[Kennedy] basically said that the only reason to pass that bill was to demean people," Christie said. "Thatís heck of a thing to say about Bill Clinton and about the Republican Congress back in the Ď90s. And itís just another example of judicial supremacy, rather than having the government run by the people we actually vote for."

In February 2012, Christie rejected a bill allowing same-sex marriage in New Jersey, vetoing the measure and renewing his call for a ballot question to decide the issue."

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:46 AM

1. well looky there - he really is an asshole republican

just like all the rest.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:49 AM

2. No surprise here.

Everybody remember what is at his core when he does something slightly reasonable. He is rotten!
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Response to still_one (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:50 AM

3. CC stands with Bush and Rand/Ron Paul. Why are people fooled by these CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS???

 

I am voting for Mary Buono for governor and Cory Booker for Senate, NJ.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:52 AM

4. He's worried that Bill Clinton might be insulted?

 

really?

Newsflash Chris: You cant suck up to the RW base by considering Bill Clintons feelings.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:17 PM

13. Actually, this is his way of sucking up to moderates and independents

If the failures of McCrazed/Failin' and R-Money/Lyin' Ryan have proved anything, it that you can't win on the RW base alone (unless you can stop the LW base from voting).


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Response to rocktivity (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:19 PM

14. But how many moderates and independents are anti-equality?

 

I'd guess its a rather small group he's pandering to.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:09 PM

15. True, but his "willingness" to "support" a Dem makes him look more "flexible"

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-- and therefore, more electable -- to NON-hardline right wingers. It's the "moderate maverick" game as invented by John McCain, run by both George Bushes, and attempted by Mitt Romney. (What do you think that Hurricane Sandy drama was about?) The problem is, in order to suck up to the rightwing leadership, McCain and Mitt were forced to take on hardliner running mates -- and if Christie gets that far, so will he.


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Response to rocktivity (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:22 PM

18. Right, right. I forgot.

 

Its all about the appearances. And who knows, maybe his position will "evolve" by 2016. I keep thinking theres no way Christie will make it past the primaries, but as you pointed out, we could have another Mitt situation. The hard right fractures, Christie ends up the nominee... but now that Rubio is scorned, what winger does he grab? Paul?

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:54 AM

5. Oh so we have to worry about insulting Congress? The same Congress that

 

let Bush railroad the country into two wars at once, while lying his ass off? Or is it the Congress that bailed out bankers while leaving homeowners to fend for themselves when the Wall Street Banksters break the economic back of the country? Maybe he means that Congress that passed the Patriot Act that increased the surveillance state we currently live with? I know, he must mean the Congress that failed to cement the Voting Rights Act into laws that could not and would not be broken by ANY court? But of course, he can't possibly mean the Congress that ignores climate change and the resultant disasters that are of course now subject to the bullshit budget that also failed to pass?

Wow. I'm not sure what I can leave out. Student loans? Education? Health care? Women's health and/or access to reproductive health care? How about election reform?...my list is long.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:55 AM

6. Good. Let him continue with his rantings. It will just make him all the more unelectable

if he tries to run in 2016.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:55 AM

7. But... But...

Christie's a moderate!!!111

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Response to Skinner (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:57 AM

9. Moderately asshole-ish...not full-fledged Palin or Rand Pand asshole-ish...

 

Not yet.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:56 AM

8. I didn't realize

 

"Don't insult Congress" was part of the checks and balances in government. I thought the Supreme Court's role was to determine the legality of legislation that gets passed. Silly me.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:59 AM

10. Frankly -

That is what the opinion said, and it was right (although it didn't name names). That was the purpose of the act - to enshrine discrimination against same gender couples in Federal law.

Someone tried to defend it here yesterday based on the rationalization that times were really awful, an amendment banning marriage was going to be sought by the folks on the right so the good liberals had to do something quickly. I didn't accept the rationalization then for enacting a vile law, and I don't accept it now. And I'm glad the opinion clearly names the motivation for enacting that bill - and if it hurts the feelings of the good "liberals" who supported it - that is just fine with me..

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:03 PM

11. interesting to watch him try to wriggle into position

Everything he does is tainted with the prospect of a presidential candidacy. Here, he's trying to ingratiate himself with the GOP base and Clinton backers simultaneously. He is a completely political animal, i doubt he has a single sincere belief.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:04 PM

12. A day late ...

and a decision short. Gutting VRA was an insult to intelligent people everywhere.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:32 PM

16. Hasn't Bill Clinton pretty much said that DOMA was a mistake that

he should never have signed?

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:46 PM

17. He talks about "demeaning" being wrong...

...but doesn't get around to explaining why or proposing a rational basis for supporting DOMA or Prop 8.

So he's wasting our time again.

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