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Chris Christie Wins Teddy Bear for Obama

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:41 am


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35 Responses to “Chris Christie Wins Teddy Bear for Obama”

  1. Christie’s overall political strategy is to say the least bizarre, especially when you consider the man is a trained, experienced and successful prosecutor, who thus should have better instincts and more savvy. His gubernatorial reelection bid is a dead solid lock. So in that respect there’s no reason to continue playing nice-nice with Obama. To become Prez one first has to get through your party’s primary process. If New Jersey and New York were the key primary states then what Christie’s doing would make sense. But with so much riding on the likes of Iowa, South Carolina and Florida it makes no sense at all. Again, bizarre.

    William Scalia (89a442)

  2. Well besides the obvious, Christie looks like an idiot, and Obama looks peeved, for having to be there.

    narciso (3fec35)

  3. i’m sick to death of these losers

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  4. Apparently Obama couldn’t throw well enough to win one by himself.

    JD (df45ac)

  5. You guys! I think it’s cute. Oh, Uncle Chris will win Bawwy a Teddy Bear, yes he will, yes he will!

    nk (875f57)

  6. It’s really pretty easy to see who looks weak and who looks strong in that photo op vignette. It’s pretty easy to see that CC knows how to play the game and BO doesn’t. It’s pretty easy to see that CC had a normal American childhood with summers on the shore which he loves, and that prolly BO never went to a carnival booth in his life (although he does have Carnie on staff). It’s pretty easy to see CC is comfortable in his skin (yeah there’s lots of it) and enjoys life and his job– and that BO merely play acts through life and his job and does what he’s told might help make him look concerned and human.

    There are some powerful political and social messages there for people who take the time to look.

    elissa (883315)

  7. But with so much riding on the likes of Iowa, South Carolina and Florida it makes no sense at all. Again, bizarre.

    Consider the recent comments of John McCain or various other Republicans like David Gergen, who appear to emotionally have some need to give wide latitude to Obama. I can theorize that’s due to certain non-liberal people’s respect for the office of the presidency. But I actually think it’s a matter of a surprising amount of philosophically squish that has seeped into modern, hip, cool, oh-so-trend, I’m-okay-you’re-okay America.

    Hello, Nidal Hasan! Sorry that the pressure of the workplace made you so unkind, unhappy and sort of, well, deranged. The US military, among other facets of modern society, needs to be kinder and gentler.

    Mark (aa8ab9)

  8. Elissa – what exactly are you implying?

    JD (df45ac)

  9. I wouldn’t vote for Christie for president. And not because of this. He’s ok for New Jersey but that’s a low bar — a considerably low bar.

    nk (875f57)

  10. He’s being played for a fool, all he needs is a paddle and he’s Chip Dillard.

    narciso (3fec35)

  11. ==what exactly are you implying?==

    I’m not implying, JD. 🙂 I’m pointing out that the president is a weenie and a wanna be. Like him or not, it should be obvious that CC used the president yesterday. Owned him. Not the other way around. I take great pleasure in seeing that. And since that video made most of the network news shows a lot of other people saw it too.

    elissa (883315)

  12. Any bets on whether the bear is, or is wearing, a properly licensed NFL trademarked product?

    Kyle (9d9e73)

  13. It’s a knockoff, probably does not violate the Chicago Bears’ trademark because it’s not even close.

    nk (875f57)

  14. Throwing bricks again.

    Gotta love a poser. He tries to look good, tapping the ball, all NFL like. Then misses. CC just takes the ball and throws it.

    He did the same thing with that girlie first pitch. He was dressed like a ballplayer. He had his glove, his jacket, his hat and then threw a sissy bouncer. When Bush threw out his classic first pitch at Yankee Standium right after 9/11 he just had a ball in his hand, no props, just walked to the mound and fired a perfect strike.

    In a follow-up press conference, Jay Carney blamed Bush for Obama’s 5 misses.

    PC14 (2f8051)

  15. Did Christie hurry to get his lapband done before the 5% medical device tax was instituted? Just curious…

    Pamela (aaa740)

  16. I suspect Christie has internet access, so he’s aware he’s associating with someone whose administration is responsible for a lot of civil rights abuses.

    I am not confident Christie would speak up for the rest of us.

    Dustin (12e1a0)

  17. CC is as much a joke as Ear Leader…

    i wouldn’t vote for him with a gun to my head.

    redc1c4 (403dff)

  18. They both have rotten form….
    Christie at least can blame his weight….
    Obama just throws like a girl!

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  19. Comment by elissa (883315) — 5/29/2013 @ 7:21 am

    A very nice analysis.

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  20. 17. Indeed, tho Roobs has fallen behind CC in my book, not that I turn to those pages ever.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  21. Elisa is a fool, yeah that’s it, Obama has NEVER been to a carnival, yeah of course he was in a Africa all that time….., some of you need your hood sheets back on.

    Someherearetransparent (253451)

  22. Obama is a f*ga** sissy boy who Michelle whips with a belt to make him eat his arugula. Is that better?

    nk (875f57)

  23. wif a belt is how she whips him that’s right Mr. nk cause he’s a naughty naughty fascist

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  24. 21. Actually, considering Dog’s evident skill with bowling balls, baseballs, and his set shot, I’d be shocked if he knew how to hold a football for throwing, punting or carrying.

    Prolly gives a good rimshot tho.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  25. 21. Was it Africa? OK. I thought his mama took him to live in Indonesia.

    elissa (883315)

  26. Was it Africa? OK. I thought his mama took him to live in Indonesia.

    So Barry is coming to the Robinsons for dinner and Michelle asks mama what are you making and Mrs. Robinson says ham hocks with collard greens and red beans and corn bread and Michelle is like mama he doesn’t eat that his mama made him roast dog with Dijon mustard and fried bamboo hearts and Mrs. Robinson is like when you marry him you cook him what you want but in my house I cook for my own husband.

    nk (875f57)

  27. So Mrs. Robinson said, “Michelle are you sure he loves you? Like does he win you prizes at carnival games and such?”

    And Michelle said, “Mama! you know darn well he wouldn’t be caught dead at a carnival.”

    elissa (883315)

  28. I don’t know if you guys like Craig Ferguson but he made this point in what is one of my favorite comedy routines: Beat up on the powerful, not the vulnerable (referring to Britney Spears). It ties in with the denouement of another thread. Here’s the video, it’s only 12 minutes, mild language:

    nk (875f57)

  29. Elisa is a fool, yeah that’s it, Obama has NEVER been to a carnival, yeah of course he was in a Africa all that time….., some of you need your hood sheets back on.

    Comment by Someherearetransparent (253451) — 5/29/2013 @ 7:03 pm

    Once again, the true racist whips out the race card!

    peedoffamerican (ee1de0)

  30. 6. Bromancing the Jones, Clone, Dork, Jerk,..

    Like the cat that woke me up at 3:50, jerk. Soon this image of CC plying his wiles on the Dork by the sea popped into my addled head.

    Reminds one of Scratch crouching in his suit and high tops on the FL beach fondling a tar ball.

    What a dreadfully awkward putz.

    Thinking of the several photos of the two in NJ holding, or grasping furtively, or squeezing reasuringly, hands. I cannot believe CC knew these moves were the ticket, he merely has a non-zero emotional IQ and a chance brush led to an earnest squeeze and the rest is that of which memories are woven.

    One ‘talent’, talking smack, has somehow been spun to Fool’s Gold by handlers, a conceit, in retrospect, that seems utterly improbable, he is such a sh*t.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  31. reassuringly

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  32. It’s pretty bad when the fat man shows you up physically.

    Semper Why (c8cf70)

  33. Fat Jeans defeats Mom Jeans !

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  34. Don’t be too hard on Christie. He’s just doing what he needs to do to prevent the NJ mob from bumping him off.

    crosspatch (49bf90)

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