THE DUPLICITOUS CHRIS CHRISTIE: Man Who Refused to Oppose Obamacare Now Says It Was ‘A Train Wreck Anybody Could’ve Seen Coming’

Anybody could have seen it was a train wreck except him, apparently.

New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie slammed Obamacare as a “train wreck” in comments made at a Jersey radio station on November 25.

…Christie was asked why he didn’t join in on the state side and create a state exchange for Obamacare in New Jersey.
“This is just an awful law that made no sense and that’s why I didn’t get into a state exchange. And no, I have absolutely no regrets. In fact, I’m really glad that the train wreck’s not mine, it’s his,” the Governor said of Obama’s signature healthcare law.

Christie went on to slam the President as an example of someone who has never run anything in his life.
“This is a disaster. And it’s a train wreck that anybody who’s managed anything, ever in their lives could have seen coming.”
Governor Christie also said that the whole Obamacare program is a “failure.”

Christie’s comments are, at best, disingenuous.

This is a man who wouldn’t lift a finger to fight Obamacare, as Mark Levin observed at the time.

It costs nothing for the taxpayers of NJ to join the other states challenging Obamacare. All he needs to do is add his name on behalf of NJ to the other states. He didn’t take the lead and now he won’t bring up the rear. And just because Corzine ducked doesn’t mean he has to. For all the loud bravado, on this hugely important issue he’s a wimp. While others are doing all they can to kill Obamacare, spending the time and effort in federal court trying to protect the citizens of their states, Christie does nothing…

…Keep in mind that Obamacare creates massive new expenses for states via Medicaid. It’s fiscally irresponsible for Christie to sit on his butt and do nothin. Is this what they mean by frank talk? Maybe his supporters inside the beltway can help us better understand while they’re touting him for president.

I can’t wait for the 2016 election season to heat up.

Then we can hear the nation’s biggest electoral loser of 2012 — Karl “2% Victory Rate” Rove — whine that Christie is “the only one who can win”.

Which will be as accurate as his predictions about Mitt Romney in 2012 and John McCain in 2008.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Doug Ross @ Journal

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Holder Perjury: Two Judges Refused Before Holder Got Fox Warrant: Lid
Lerner Signed IRS Demands Months After She Said Practice Stopped: Nice Deb
DOJ Begged Judge to Keep Fox Reporter in Dark About Monitoring: NewsMax

Justice Department Investigated a New York Times Reporter, Too.: Instapundit
GOP widening Sebelius shakedown probe: Hot Air
Rubio has long history of blocking immigration enforcement: DC

House GOP leadership is botching the Benghazi investigation: DC
The Warrior’s Tale: Sultan Knish
Chris Christie snubs Snooki, but rolls out the red carpet for Dear Leader: WyBlog

Economy

Will Congress Get Around to Scrapping Duplicative Programs?: PJM
My Cincinnati IRS Audit Experience: Ushanka
NLRB acting illegally: Will

The Dollar — and the USA — is Toast: Monckton
La Raza (The Race) Partners with Feds to Hire Government Employees: Adams
Don’t do business in New Jersey. Ever.: AmmoLand

Scandal Central

Obama Donor/IRS Director Monitored IG Interviews Of Employees: WZ
Moseley: The Obama Administration lied about Benghazi: CIF could have been on the ground in 3.5 hours: Owens
How much of Bloomberg’s fortune was gotten from monitoring his customers?: MoneyRunner

Climate & Energy

Oh, good: Iranian hackers trying to break into the American energy grid: Hot Air
Now That CO2 Has Passed 400ppm, We Should All Stockpile Cyanide Or Something: Cove
W.Va. joins fight to EPA greenhouse gas rules: BizWk

Media

CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Reports She’s Been Shut Out By White House: Publius
Fired Over IRS Facebook Post: Larry Conners Speaks Out: Dana Loesch
The Danger in D.C. is Bipartisanship: RWN

See You in the Funny Papers: A tribute to an anti-mentor.: Taranto
Atlantic Magazine’s Bogus, Pernicious Meme: Homosexual ‘Marriages’…’Happier Than’ Traditional Ones: AmPower
The #FreeKate Narrative Melts Down: Lies Exposed in Florida Teen Sex Case: AmSpec

The Words Most Abused by the Left: RWN
Just Plain Mean: RWN
Paul Krugman: Even Dumber Than We’d Thought: NB

World

Obama’s Cynical War Speech: McCarthy
The Stabbing Attack You Haven’t Heard About: WZ
Saudi Arabia Warns Against Iran Nuclear Program: AP

Infiltration? The Alarming Details Surrounding Alleged Hezbollah Member’s Arrest in Texas: Blaze
Netanyahu: Israel is the most threatened state in the world: JPost
Islamists attack kissing couples in Turkey: The Commentator

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue.com/Tech)

‘Batwing’ attachment adds new wrinkle to iRobot IED hunters: ArmyTimes
Google Considering ‘Wireless Balloons’ to Deliver Internet to Countries: PCMag
Google Glass Photographer Makes Picture-Taking Awkward: Mashable

Cornucopia

Voyage into Volvulus: Driscoll
Obama’s Naval Academy Commencement Address: “Sub-Optimal”: MOTUS
The Good Son: iOTW

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QOTD: “[President Obama's] speech [at the National Defense University] was bizarre, to put it mildly. It was often incoherent, as when he gritted his teeth and actually admitted that there is an ideological conflict between us and the terrorists. “Most…of the terrorism we face,” he said, ”is fueled by a common ideology…that Islam is in conflict with the United States and the West.” Without taking a deep breath, he hastily added that the “common ideology” was “based on a lie.” Why? Because “the United States is not at war with Islam…”

It’s typical of the president’s world-view that he would assume any such war to be instigated by us, but in this case the jihadis have it right, and he’s got it backwards. There is indeed a war, it is theirs, the jihadis’ war, and they are waging it because they firmly believe they are commanded to do so by the Almighty. They aim to destroy or dominate Western infidels and apostates. Those commands are in the Koran, and are repeated by a great mass of imams, ayatollahs and mullahs. Those thousands of Iranians or Hezbollahis who chant “death to America” mean just that. It’s the reason for their jihad against us.” –Michael Ledeen

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