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Old 01-09-2012, 09:24 PM
JonIrenicus JonIrenicus is offline
 
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Default I know Chris Christie makes liberals heads explode but...

I just have to post this video most have already seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYQzuTC7EPA


I know, it's not high brow, but its such a fun slap down.


(and now dozens more liberal heads explode)
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:31 PM
Don Zeko Don Zeko is offline
 
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Default Re: I know Chris Christie makes liberals heads explode but...

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I just have to post this video most have already seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYQzuTC7EPA


I know, it's not high brow, but its such a fun slap down.


(and now dozens more liberal heads explode)
I'm still wondering how "contempt for constituents that disagree with him" is considered a political strength for Christie....
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:46 PM
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Default Re: I know Chris Christie makes liberals heads explode but...

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I just have to post this video most have already seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYQzuTC7EPA


I know, it's not high brow, but its such a fun slap down.


(and now dozens more liberal heads explode)
In the general context of where the GOP is at, I don't think Chris Christie makes liberals heads explode. So that's the first thing to say about him.

But, if there's anything that this video shows, is Christie's obnoxious habit (and lack of appropriate social skills) of shouting people down, condescendingly, when he is in a position of power, standing on the podium, microphone in hand, audience cheering at him. He lacks the social graces that come with real greatness.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:49 PM
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I'm still wondering how "contempt for constituents that disagree with him" is considered a political strength for Christie....
And let's be clear, calling someone "sweetheart" in this context is one of the worst insults, at least in New Jersey.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:14 PM
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I'm still wondering how "contempt for constituents that disagree with him" is considered a political strength for Christie....
That's kind of like saying the customer is always right. Truth is some of those little pissants need to be put in their place.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:38 PM
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That's kind of like saying the customer is always right. Truth is some of those little pissants need to be put in their place.
If you're trying to get elected, isn't the customer/voter always right?
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:44 PM
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Default Re: I know Chris Christie makes liberals heads explode but...

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If you're trying to get elected, isn't the customer/voter always right?
Sometimes the electorate is aligned with coarsely expressed politicking. See: Rahm Emmanuel as an example.

Relatedly, haven't you picked up on a expressional style not unlike Christie's in your new environs (NJ)? Especially contrasted with your day to day in the good Carolina?

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Old 01-09-2012, 11:28 PM
Sulla the Dictator Sulla the Dictator is offline
 
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Default Re: I know Chris Christie makes liberals heads explode but...

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But, if there's anything that this video shows, is Christie's obnoxious habit (and lack of appropriate social skills) of shouting people down, condescendingly, when he is in a position of power, standing on the podium, microphone in hand, audience cheering at him. He lacks the social graces that come with real greatness.
In all fairness, those leftists are trying to disrupt an event for people who disagree with them. Chanting loudly is rude in the first place. Christie is showing a proportionate amount of disrespect.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:45 AM
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Relatedly, haven't you picked up on a expressional style not unlike Christie's in your new environs (NJ)? Especially contrasted with your day to day in the good Carolina?
Yes, you're right. Part of Christie's performance is related to the rude manners and exaggerated expressions mixed sometimes with humor that's very prevalent in New Jersey. Most politicians (and other professionals and public figures) adopt a more polished stance. But Christie likes the "on your face" attitude all too much.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:12 AM
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Yes, you're right. Part of Christie's performance is related to the rude manners and exaggerated expressions mixed sometimes with humor that's very prevalent in New Jersey. Most politicians (and other professionals and public figures) adopt a more polished stance. But Christie likes the"on your face"attitude all too much.
Fugetaboutit.
Yo dawg, Its in ya face anyways.
Yeah most politicians are a bunch a mooks.
Get dat outta heeeer.
Not my man Chris ...
Heez a frikkin hero.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:42 AM
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Fugetaboutit.
Yo dawg, Its in ya face anyways.
Yeah most politicians are a bunch a mooks.
Get dat outta heeeer.
Not my man Chris ...
Heez a frikkin hero.
Hey, you're a natural, graz.
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