With the national attention focused on Donald Trump during last night’s Republican debate one of the lesser candidates showed why he should never be allowed to preside over the most massive police and surveillance state in U.S. history. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the very definition of a fascist pig made it clear that he has nothing but contempt for the U.S. Constitution as well as a hair trigger temper that should forever disqualify him from holding the nuclear launch codes. Christie, who practically jacked off Emperor Barack Obama while touring the ruins of Superstorm Sandy back in 2012, engaged in an insane diatribe directed at Rand Paul over the NSA Stasi’s illegal surveillance program. Mr. Christie also engaged in some shameless exploitation by playing the 9/11 card.
Politico reports on last night’s fracas in the story “Rand Paul and Chris Christie in Angry Exchange Over National Security”:
National security was the spark that ignited a heated exchange between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul Thursday night during the main Republican primary debate in Cleveland.
The two Republican candidates got into it over a question on national security and government surveillance to fight terrorism. Even before the debate, the hawkish Christie had gone after the libertarian Paul for his stances on surveillance and foreign intervention, but Thursday’s exchange was especially explosive.
“I want to collect more records from terrorists, but less records from innocent Americans,” Paul said. “The Fourth Amendment was what we fought the Revolution over. John Adams said it was the spark that led to our independence, and I’m proud of standing for the Bill of Rights, and I will continue to stand for the Bill of Rights.”
“That’s a completely ridiculous answer,” Christie interrupted in an aside to moderator Megyn Kelly. “‘I want to collect more records from terrorists but less records from other people.’ How are you supposed to know, Megyn?”
“Use the Fourth Amendment. Get a warrant!” Paul yelled. “Get a judge to sign the warrant!”
Christie kept going.
“Listen Senator, you know, when you’re sitting in a subcommittee just blowing hot air about this, you can say things like that. When you’re responsible for protecting the lives of the American people, then what you need to do is to make sure you use the system the way it’s supposed to work,” Christie said.
Paul shot back that Christie “fundamentally” doesn’t understand the Bill of Rights, and then moved to tie him to President Barack Obama, pointing to an infamous embrace he shared with the Democratic president after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore.
“I don’t trust President Obama with our records. I know you gave him a big hug, and if you want to give him a big hug again, go right ahead,” Paul said.
The audience cheered.
“Sen. Paul, you know, the hugs that I remember are the hugs I gave to the families who lost their people on September 11. Those are the hugs I remember,” Christie said. “And those had nothing to do with politics, unlike what you’re doing by cutting speeches on the floor of the Senate then putting them on the Internet within half an hour to raise money for your campaign and while still putting your country at risk.”
Senator Paul’s campaign has run into some dismal times as of late with declining poll numbers, internal discord, whining about Trump and the indictment of his super PAC head Jesse Benton but confronting Porky Soprano was his one shining moment. It is a reminder of why a lot of people saw Paul as a champion of our lost civil liberties before he turned into just another cynical, flip-flopping politician. As for Christie, his defense of big government mass surveillance, data-mining and the soon to be rolled out Precrime style of predictive targeting show that he is as enamored with Obama’s abuses of power as much as he was with his lithe figure during that famous stroll along the Jersey shore.
Christie’s chum Obama has been the greatest enemy of the Constitution in the history of this country, he makes George W. Bush look like Thomas Jefferson. Besides, the ‘debate’ over the NSA’s surveillance is misrepresented entirely by the politicians, nobody has ever said that terrorists and real threats should not be subject to monitoring. The problem is that the government is also in the business of collecting data on millions of law-abiding Americans and storing it for some vague future use yet to be defined. Just look at that massive NSA facility out in Utah, one day all of this data is going to be turned against political dissenters if it isn’t already being done.
Christie’s act is getting pretty tired by now, especially his bullshit about 9/11 and the loudmouthed slob was so anxious to shoot off his yap that he lied about being appointed as a U.S. attorney the day before those airplanes took down the World Trade Center. The fat man’s campaign is in full blown damage control mode today as a result claiming that Christie “misspoke” but this is the same guy whose ‘concern’ for the victims of 9/11 was made clear when he allegedly passed out pieces of the WTC debris to his political cronies as gifts. He is just another corrupt, power-hungry despot in waiting and his ugly rant along with a disregard for the rights of the American people should forever disqualify the guy for the presidency. The punch you in the face style of management is jsut fine for a mob boss but hardly what we need from our leaders.