Governor Chris Christie has been gearing up for a 2016 run, doing everything he can to butter up to the left. But has he taken it too far with his latest attack? He ripped libertarians, specifically Rand Paul, and called them ‘dangerous’ while also referring to debate on Constitutional rights as an ‘esoteric’ one.
“Chris Christie is back in our bad graces again today. We’ve forgotten about him for a while, the fat bastard that he is, and ‑‑ but yesterday he opened up again,” Pat said.
TheBlaze reported on Christie’s comments about those dangerous libertarians:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Thursday took a big swing at libertarian-leaning lawmakers in both parties, calling the ideology, when applied to national security, “a very dangerous thought.” His comments come just one day after the House narrowly rejected a sweeping amendment to defund the National Security Agency’s surveillance program.
Addressing the bipartisan coalition that joined together to nearly push the so-called Amash amendment through, Christie told lawmakers who harbor libertarian views on the issue to explain their position to the victims of 9/11, the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake reports. He also included Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in his critique.
“As a former prosecutor who was appointed by President George W. Bush on Sept. 10, 2001, I just want us to be really cautious, because this strain of libertarianism that’s going through both parties right now and making big headlines, I think, is a very dangerous thought,” Christie said.
“First of all, it’s not going through parties. It’s going through a party, which is the Republican Party, the party that he actually is in. It was the Republicans governor conference in Colorado,” Stu said.
Stu read from the report: When asked if he was referring to Rand Paul, Mr. Christie replied, you can name any number of people, and he’s one of them. ‘These esoteric intellectual debates, I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have those conversations. And they won’t because that’s a much tougher conversation to have.”
“No, it’s not actually. You know, you want to talk about freedom in front of, in front of orphans and widows (of people) who have been killed in terrorist attacks?” Stu said, noting that Rand Paul would be up for that debate.
“Not all libertarians agree with those wars, but the wars that we went into afterwards were to protect the freedoms that we have at home,” Stu said.
“Christie’s point here is that you’re not taking 9/11 seriously if you don’t believe that every single phone call you make should be reported to the government, that every single e‑mail you send should be reported to the government. That everywhere you go, you should get your license plate scanned so they have an access to essentially a map of your locations where you’ve driven in the past few years,” Stu continued.