The Biggest Twit

I hesitate to post this since it is hard to believe that  the Christie campaign would be this clueless.  But, just in case……

According to a story on politickernj:

Last January, Christie used his annual N.J. State of the State address to go national, launching his bid for the White House. This week, on the road in Manchester, New Hampshire, he’s going one step further: he will tweet in his State of the State Address to the crowd at the Trenton War Memorial.

Christie, who has been endorsed by the New Hampshire Union Leader, will be in Manchester for three events Tuesday, January 12, says that he sees ‘…nothing wrong with texting in the State of the State. “Sweeney and Prieto should just get over it, even though their panties are all in a snit”. He’s is scheduled to begin tweeting 3pm on Tuesday to the State Assembly, State Senate and previous governors in attendance at the Trenton War Memorial.

The New Jersey Constitution requires the governor (under Article V Section I Paragraph 12)”:  “The Governor shall communicate to the Legislature, by message at the opening of each regular session and at such other times as he may deem necessary, the condition of the State….”.

“Democrats need to get back to working for the people of the state of New Jersey by cutting taxes and creating jobs, and not worry about where I am texting from. The Constitution says that ‘the governor shall communicate….by message….’and that’s exactly what I will be doing, all in 140 characters,” texted Christie, right after an event at a high school in Nashua.

Even if it’s not a joke once this gets spun as another example of Christie not giving a rat’s ass about New Jersey (which is not a negative in and of itself since about 97% of the people in this county could, and often do, adopt this attitude though it’s not that common for someone who happens to be the sitting governor of New Jersey) we may yet see a change of plan.  If not a drop-by then maybe a call-in.

On the other hand, what would he have to say anyway?  What does Christie know (or care) about the state of this State these days?

21 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Anonymous on January 10, 2016 at 4:06 am

    We are wasting are time John especially in NJ

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  2. Posted by The Resident Nutcase on January 10, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Does this guy get a NJ pension? Healthcare?…. Even his salary should be called into question at this point. This is a slap in the face by one of the greatest no show governors. How can TL and her minions not be in a complete rage over this?? She will say CC’s thievery doesn’t come close to what the public workers are doing…. Yada, yada, yada…..
    If you’re continually spouting about equal and fair…. How can you not be up in arms about this governor??? Hypocritical BS!!!
    Do as I say…. Not as I do!!!
    I’m not surprised.

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    • Posted by Anonymous on January 10, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Those who believe there are further political rewards if CC wins remain silent on his obvious ethical violations regarding his employment and the use thereof of the Ofice of the Governor for the State of NJ. In regard to his latest reading of the State Constitution, didn’t any judge or legislator read this tasty legal morsel? Even if it’s legal using social media to deliver the annual address, it’s disrespectful and not representative of the office of the governor.

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    • Posted by Tough Love on January 10, 2016 at 11:55 am

      Nutcase,

      Is it “wrong”? YES.

      But it doesn’t distract even one iota from the immediate need to VERY materially reduce the undeniably grossly excessive pensions & benefits granted ALL of NJ’s Public Sector workers.

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    • The governor of NJ doesn’t get a pension or any other benefits for just being governor.

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  3. Posted by Eric on January 10, 2016 at 11:08 am

    John:
    If this is true, who are his supporters in NH that condone such actions? Who accepts an absentee politician and throws his or her weight behind him? Perhaps if cc were to win, he would take a sabbatical from being POTUS in order to campaign for Ruler of the Universe.
    Eric

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  4. Posted by Pauline Walnuts on January 10, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    The article was intended as a joke. Bad joke. Worse candidate. Hopefully the charade ends soon so he can resign.

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  5. Posted by Tough Love on January 10, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    This is the future for NJ’s Public Sector workers ………… coming not from me, but from a PHD in Economics from Harvard University. When reading it, keep in mind that when the pension Plans are “valued” on the conservative basis described, NJ’s State Pension Plans have a funded ratio in the low 30s and the Local Plans in the 40s.

    The summary:

    http://mercatus.org/publication/extent-and-nature-state-and-local-government-pension-problems-and-solution

    The full Report:

    http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/Warshawsky-Govt-Pension-Problems.pdf

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    • Posted by Anonymous on January 11, 2016 at 12:02 am

      TL we get the pension problem, what you don’t understand is in a country with trillion+ in federal debt, the lights are still on, so there is hope for a workable solution.

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      • Posted by Tough Love on January 11, 2016 at 12:16 am

        Unfortunately, “workable” in Union-speak meany …OTHER people’s money.

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        • Posted by Anonymous on January 11, 2016 at 10:38 am

          Really, TL, what is your average yearly tax bill? Collectively, 800,000+ public employees pay a lot more, change the lyrics.

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          • Posted by Tough Love on January 11, 2016 at 12:49 pm

            Gee, wasn’t Ivan Boesky of the same mindset ….. taking a little from LOT of people is “OK” ?

          • Posted by Benjamin on January 11, 2016 at 3:13 pm

            Actually, they don’t really “pay” anything. They merely don’t get to keep the state and federal tax amounts. 100% of their gross compensation is wealth that must first be generated in the private sector. In other words, you can’t just hire more public sector workers to help alleviate a tax revenue problem at any level of government because a substantially larger amount of wealth must first be created to cover 100% of those costs (salary, benefits, program costs, etc.). A growing economy tends to mask the financial strain of public expenditure growth, but as we are starting to see, particularly at the local levels, the cracks are starting to show. When large public entities like Detroit, Puerto Rico, and next probably Chicago, go bankrupt, it ought be a clue.

            Is it fair that public sector retirees may see their pensions cut? No, of course not. Is it fair to ask a citizen of Ann Arbor, MI to cover the pension costs of Detroit? No, it’s not. Is it fair to ask the citizens of the U.S. to bail out Puerto Rico? Not in my opinion. Is it fair to increase the tax burden on a younger generation of citizens because a previous generation did a poor job managing their financial affairs? Didn’t save for retirement, no problem, the government will support you and tax the next generation even more to do it. All these are ethical dilemmas and I don’t know who has claim to the morally superior position.

            I know some folks don’t want to hear it, but we really are getting to the point where we will be able to tax our way out of the problem. Maybe not at the federal level at this point, but for sure locally.

  6. Posted by Anonymous on January 11, 2016 at 2:07 am

    TL is Chris Christie

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  7. At least Sarah palin had the decency to resign

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