Chris Christie Gives Opinion on Government Shutdown

    October 10, 2013
    Lacy Langley
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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey and outspoken Republican, paid a visit to Washington D.C. yesterday. The supposed purpose for Christie’s visit was to join in marking the end of the short term of Jeffrey Chiesa. He is the Republican Christie appointed in June to the Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Democrat Frank Lautenberg, according to the LA Times. The notoriously bi-partisan governor then conversed with House GOP members in a closed door meeting on the dire state of things in the nations capitol.

However, reporters baited Christie for his opinion on the government shutdown and recent threat of default, as they were expected to do. At first, he was mum on the subject, but knowing his reputation for grabbing the opportunities to share his opinion that may come his way, all they had to do was…wait for it…

“You know, I don’t think it’s ever good to keep the government closed when your job is to run the government,” he bellowed.

It seems Christie may also have been scouting out his future digs, as he has hinted a time or two about a possible presidential run.

“I can walk and chew gum at the same time. I can do this job and also deal with my future. And that’s what I will do.” Christie said when asked whether he might run for president while serving a second term as governor in his first re-election debate on Tuesday.

Chris Christie has a great record of accomplishment in New Jersey and a popular bi-partisan thing going for him that people respond to. Though some people don’t care for his sometimes all-too-blunt straight talk style, he seems to have a fighting chance.

“He’s got a great record in New Jersey,” said Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), who was part of the meeting with Christie. If he runs for president, “he’d be a very formidable candidate because he could point to a record of accomplishment.”

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  • diana

    I notice he had no resolve to this problem nor did he help the situation in any way! Talk is cheap dude and criticism is ez ……… cough up a solution or hush.

    • Kathy Thompson

      He may not have given his opinion on the subject because it isn’t his job. He is not a congressman or senator,so he didn’t step on toes.

  • Vote Them All Out

    America here is the reality. All Politicians are the same. They go to the same schools, share the same benefits, invest in the same companies, join the same clubs, date/marry from the same circles, and are members of the 1% richest people in the country.

    Don’t people get it yet? The politicians do not care because nothing they do effects them. They send your kids to war and not theirs. They have great healthcare and you don’t. They have guaranteed pensions and you have nothing. They are not being spied on but you are. They are not losing their jobs but you are. Do I need to continue?

    Vote them all out. All they care about is self-preservation.

    • Yep

      You are right. Americans are sheep and don’t know history. The problem is the parties. They divide the people. It is designed that way. If the masses are divided, they can’t topple the government. The status quo is maintained. The powers running the country will be able to become wealthier. Most people simply do not know history. We worry about terrorism, but the reality is that most countries fall from within. The government knows this. Why do you think they are spending trillions are a DOMESTIC spy program.

  • http://yahoo deloris north

    christie is just like mccain to me they are fence sitters,they go with the flo they are the sheeps lol demireps not sure what party they want to be with,so with that i care not 1 whit as for their opinion on any thing

    • Kathy Thompson

      I don’t know. I like him because he can work with both sides and get things done which what a president is SUPPOSE to do and not be so blame partisan. That is why we have grid lock in DC now. Obama doesn’t want to compromise and throws around such words as ransom, hostage, ect. That doesn’t get it done. We need some one who can stand up when he needs to and compromise when he needs to.