1) In spite of Christie’s occasional pandering to gun control supporters, Christie is the National Rifle Association’s best friend in New Jersey.
Not only did he blame video games, of all things, for motivating Adam Lanza to massacre 20 children at Sandy Hook, but he also vetoed legislation that would have restricted the size of ammunition magazines from from 15 rounds to ten — and he vetoed the bill practically in the faces of the parents of two Sandy Hook victims who traveled to Trenton to beg Christie to sign the bill. Christie also vetoed a bill that would’ve restricted gun purchases to one-per-month.
2) I knew Christie was planning to run for president in spite of his ongoing bridge scandal.
I knew it as soon as Christie pledged to veto legislation at the request of the Iowa Pork Producers Association. As an animal rights supporter, this move was particularly horrendous to me, so I won’t even float the too obvious and unfair Chris Christie pork joke. Long story short, Christie vetoed legislation that would’ve outlawed so-called “gestation crates” or “sow stalls” used for raising pigs. It’s an unnecessarily cruel, medieval device that basically immobilizes pregnant sows in pork production facilities, preventing them from turning, moving or laying down.
3) Remember when Christie so effusively celebrated with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones? Apparently, Christie attended the game as an illegal gift from Jones.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie accepted a plane ride to Dallas and a seat at a Cowboys playoff football game in a luxury suite from team owner Jerry Jones, who has a business relationship with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, officials said.
He’s perpetually miserly with spending, except when it comes to airlifting him to soccer games. Then it’s spend, spend, spend.
5) Oh, and to top it all off, he happens to be staunchly anti-choice on reproductive rights, infamously vetoing a spending bill to fund Planned Parenthood.
Not for nothing, but it continues to confound reason why anti-abortion zealots would cut funding to an organization that literally helps to prevent unplanned pregnancies and therefore abortions. But there it is.