I know this is going to cause all sorts of fits of angst in the comments, but I really do like Chris Christie. No, I don’t like his policies, overall, and no, I don’t like the party he belongs to, but I do like the guy. I like blunt talkers. He was just on CNN with that horrible human being Piers Morgan, and once again, I was just impressed with how straightforward he is. I liked his warning the other night, when he told people, basically, “all of you idiots who ignored our warnings and didn’t evacuate, well, hunker down, because things are too bad for us to come get you right now.” I like someone who can basically say “Hey, I don’t care for Obama’s vision for America, but the guy has been great.” I like someone who gets obviously physically pained by stupid bullshit (like the Fox crowd this morning and their Romney fluffing). And I remember this, which was one of his shining moments:
We all bemoan the fact that the majority of the Republican party is fucking insane, and they are. But we should be also willing to (grudgingly) admit “Hey- here’s a guy I don’t agree with much on issues, but I know where he stands and I can work with him when I need to.”
You don’t have to like his positions, and trust me, I don’t, and maybe his abrupt and in your face nature pisses off a lot of you. But every time the national spotlight is on this guy, I think that this is a Republican can be worked with. It’s called the loyal opposition. His behavior the past few days and his concern for his citizens demonstrates the former, the rest of his career shows a solid opposition to liberalism.
What more do you want from a Republican?