Do we need more politicians like New Jersey Governor Christie?
I think… yes. This is a video from a May 10 press conference where a columnist asks Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) about his confrontational tone. The way I look at it, politics by definition is partisan. That’s the whole idea of politics.
I’m not referring to outright anger or violence, I’m talking about good ol’ fashioned partisanship, which has been going on for thousands of years. It’s nothing new, and yes … I like partisanship.
There, I said it.
I use my free time – what little of it I have – to write entertaining (hopefully) commentary on politics. But more than entertainment, I take the approach to explain why capitalism works and socialism fails. I also point out the United States Constitution, using that great founding document as a guide. The answers are within.
As communities, states and the federal government try different approaches, they learn from their mistakes and we take measurement of results. We make future decisions through referendums and elections at the polling place. I say lefties and socialists keep putting their head in the sand with respect to facts. They really believe capitalism and conservatives simply get in the way of the liberal/socialist utopia.
I think – as do most conservatives – social programs, environmental wackos, and grand schemes like Johnson’s Great Society get in the way of not simply capitalism, but success and prosperity … life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
That’s politics. How’s my tone?
From the Save Jersey Blog, which has gotten some traction over on FoxNation.
Steve, I like the way you described what you do (as well as what the people should always be doing: "we take measurement of results"), and the political process.
Loved the directness of Gov. Christie. Honest and refreshing indeed! More! More!
I think I may have a new hero
Oh yes. Oh hell yes. Constituents first and govern like you are a one term governor.
Good advice for all of them. Maybe November will be the needed wake up call.
NJ gov Christie is a breath of breathable air at the cesspool of politics.
The most annoying aspect of following politicians and the issues is trying to determine where they they stand while their finger is in the air testing the wind.
He has nailed it!!!!!!!!!!
Most of the wind comes from their bloviating! 😉
and he seems to be having fun..not worried about how the "press" is going to cover him..refreshing to say the least..GOD bless
Unlike a certain president, who campaigned as a centrist, and is governing to the left of Bernie Sanders, Christie is a politician who does what he says. A blue state like New Jersey, finally realized that they needed someone common sense in Trenton. This is what he campaigned on and he's doing it. I just can't forget that Christie, who is a huge Springsteen fan, attended numerous concerts asked Springsteen to perform at his inauguration was refused by Springsteen.