"I'm Tired of Dealing with the Crazies" - Chris Christie, a Decent and Courageous Man
I have to give credit where it's due. There are lots of critical things I could say about Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, on other subjects.
But not this time. That's the last I'll mention it in this post.
Because today, Governor Christie showed that he has character. That he has decency. That, well, you can at least say of him that he's a man. That he is a finer person than his entire political party. Today he stood up for a judge he promoted to the Superior Court in his state, Sohail Mohammed. You can imagine what the objections were. There are many, many Republicans now willing to make scapegoats out of Muslims simply to be Muslims, to score points among the slobbering, racist scum that collects at the Republican base, because locking up the idiot vote helps a great deal.
Christie, apparently, doesn't give a shit about the idiot vote. Watch the whole thing and find yourself clapping eventually without meaning to. He calls the people shrieking "Sharia Law" and other such nonsense "ignorant" and worse. That's where he starts.
None of these things will help him with the GOP base. And he knows that. And he does not seem to care, and in fact is angry that he should. Which of course, he shouldn't.
I do not give praise to Republicans lightly. But this deserves praise.
Well done, sir.
Watch the entire thing.