Chris Christie to 81% of voters: “♪You’re a cold-hearted snake♫…”
by John Urban | Top Right News
Just hours before he became embroiled in a mega-scandal over political dirty tricks in Fort Lee by his office and staff that threatens to derail his presidential ambitions, NJ Gov. Chis Christie made a well-publicized appearance to promote his signing of in-state tuition for illegal aliens.
As unpopular and controversial as was that decision, Christie as usual couldn’t help but throw his (ample) weight around, accusing of heartlessness those who opposed giving a tax-payer funded handout to those breaking our laws just to be here.
Surrounded by Hispanic Democrat politicians, students, and amnesty advocates, Christie praised his own signing of his state’s so-called DREAM Act on Tuesday, hailing the new law as an economic “investment”and an example of “bi-partisan action”.
Christie made his appearance in Union City, which is 80% Hispanic and considered one of the most corrupt cities in the nation — home base of scandal-plagued Democrat Senator Robert Menendez. The appearance rewarded the Democrat mayor of Union City, who endorsed Christie for re-election last year. (To see how Christie “rewards” those who declined to endorse him, see what happened to the mayor of Fort Lee).
Of his handout to illegals, Christie said:
“Our job, I believe, as a government, is to give every one of these children who we have already invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in, an opportunity to maximize the investment for their benefit, for the benefit of their families, for the benefit of our state and the country,” Christie said.
And then the ever-nasty Christie couldn’t help besmirching the character of those who opposed the bill:
“Even if you’re cold-hearted about this, you can agree with the common sense of the economics: An investment made should be an investment maximized,” he said.
Get that? If you have a problem with handouts for those here illegally, providing an incentive for illegal aliens to come to New Jersey, and hurting New Jersey taxpayers an students to make it happen, you are heartless.
And to this former Federal prosecutor, a handout for those who are violating Federal immigration law, is fine and dandy, so long as he can use it to pander for votes.
But as Christie is in full Hispandering mode, he might wish to remember what happened to the lst GOP candidate who accused those in his own party of heartlessness for opposing tuition breaks for illegals — it derailed him. Rick Perry said in 2011 GOP debate that those who opposed tuition breaks for illegal aliens “had no heart”. He was booed soundly, and his standing evaporated within days.
That is because 81% of voters oppose in-state tuition for illegals. It’s a political loser, as will be Chris Christie, if Republicans are foolish enough to nominate him in 2016.