Who didn’t see this one coming? Once a coo-some two some, now Obama and Christie seem to be on the outs. From Business Insider:
New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has officially begun a rightward shift as he gears up for a re-election bid in 2013 — and a possible presidential run three years later.
Two days after blasting the Supreme Court for striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and pledging he would again veto any gay marriage bill that reaches his desk, Christie took his most significant shot at President Barack Obama in a while.
“I know when you look at Washington right now, you shake your head at a president who can’t figure out how to lead, at a Congress that only 11 percent of the people in the last poll I saw approve of the job they’re doing,” Christie said at a town hall meeting Friday, according to The Star-Ledger.
“That’s what happens when you have someone in the executive office who is more concerned about being right than he is concerned about getting things done,” Christie said. “But I’m not going to be that kind of leader of New Jersey.”
I guess I understand why he seemed to get along with his former BFF, the One. They are two peas in a pod, a couple of phony politicians with zero commitment to any principle other than getting themselves elected. All politics, all the time. Each one got what the needed from the other, so now, it’s hasta la vista, Baby.
I may hurl. Is anybody out there buying this routine? I could call Christie a “fat phony,” but that would be cruel, so I’ll just say he’s a phony.