Chris Christie Easily Wins Re-Election, But Trust Me – He’s a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

chris-christieChris Christie winning re-election this evening in New Jersey wasn’t any kind of a shock to anyone.  For weeks polls had showed him headed towards an easy victory over his Democratic opponent Barbara Buono.

What concerns me is how many liberals I’ve spoken with actually praise Christie and say they might consider voting for him in 2016 if he were to run as the Republican nominee for president.

Those kinds of comments deeply concern me because, while Chris Christie isn’t what anyone should call a “radical tea party Republican,” he’s still a Republican who harbors a deep-seated opposition towards most of the ideological beliefs liberals fight for every single day.

To me, Christie epitomizes the phrase, “A wolf in sheep’s clothing.”  This man will say and do whatever he thinks will get him votes.  Granted, not in the same way Mitt Romney seemed to literally flip-flop from interview to interview, but he actually admitted a couple of months ago during an RNC meeting that his motives were often calculated and deceptive.

During that meeting, Christie said:

“You got two choices as a governor.  You either sidle up next to them and whisper sweet nothings in their ear or try to hope they don’t punch you.  Or your second alternative is you punch them first.”

That one comment he spoke at that meeting clearly shows that, while not a radical right-wing Republican, Christie is willing to lie in order to put himself in a position to get what he wants.

He also went on to say during that meeting:

“For our ideas to matter we have to win. Because if we don’t win, we don’t govern. And if we don’t govern all we do is shout to the wind. And so I am going to do anything I need to do to win.”

Another clear sign that Christie has no problem saying or doing whatever it takes to get what he wants.  So sure, he’s going to say and do what he can to seem moderate in an effort to appeal to a broader range of voters than just far-right Republicans, but is that what he really means?  If you go by the statements he spoke during this meeting, Americans should really never trust what he’s saying.

Hell, to be honest, his actions during last year’s presidential campaign seemed more like a setup to his future presidential bid than an actual endorsement for then candidate Mitt Romney.

And while the possibility of “President Christie” doesn’t terrify me the way “President Cruz” or “President Paul” would, it’s still something I never want to actually see happen.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • $71171541

    So much for the GOP being dead, huh libs?

    • Corwin02

      The GOP in its original form was a decent party, however the current course it is sailing will eventually break it apart

  • Erik Stevenson

    Christie would never make it through the GOP primaries. Can you picture him in Iowa?!

  • Bg

    People who will say or do anything to win often don’t have any actual principles anyway. So maybe no one knows what Christie actually believes including Christie.

  • Tony Bartlett

    Yeah because Barrack “if you like your plan you can keep it” Obama would never say anything just to win. I mean who ever heard of a politician doing that?

    • Brett

      You would have to be an idiot to take the “if you like your plan you can keep it” phrase 100% to heart… think about it, a new law that sets MINIMUM STANDARDS OF PROTECTION, will FORCE insurance companies who have substandard policies to either drop the policy, or change it to conform to the new standards. He was referring to those who have REAL policies that ACTUALLY cover illness.. The 5% of those losing their coverage, have been paying for a policy that isn’t worth the cost of the paper it was printed on..I guess it shouldn’t surprise me, as anyone who was duped into paying for one of these sub-par policies evidently isn’t too bright.

      • Tony Bartlett

        I would say you would have to be a little naive to take what any politician says to heart, but people do, and calling them an idiot says more about you than it does about them. Obama shouldn’t have said what he said, dozens of times, without any qualification whatsoever. In fact he added, in least one case, “Period.” Believe it or not, there are people that can think for themselves and manage risk/reward the way they see fit. But that involves a little thing we call freedom. Because you or Obama don’t like something doesn’t mean it’s not the right choice for someone else. Now back to the pointless point of this article, all politicians say what they need to say to win and Obama is a master of it. I’m not sold on Christie but point this author is trying to make about Christie is silly.

  • MiddleRoader

    Weak post. What specifically about him is so unreasonable. I don’t have an opinion, but am also not slinging generalizations at they wall and hoping something will stick.

    • I agree… While I disagree with a few of Christie’s views, I see him as a no-bullshit kind of guy…