Monday, September 16, 2013

Off the Christie bandwagon

I hopped on the Christie bandwagon big-time about three years ago when I learned about his take-no-prisoners attitude towards NJ's teacher's unions.  And up until the famous Christie-Obama Hurricane Sandy lovefest, I hoped he would seriously consider running for Pres in 2016.  But, as PJ Media's Roger Kimball points out in his spot-on commentary, since Sandy, it's been all disillusionment for Christie fans.  In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up switching parties at some point between now and 2016.  Of course, he might just stay what he currently is: New Jersey's Bloomberg and RINO.  Either way, I'm done with him.  Here's Simon, quoting from a newspiece from the New Jersey Star Ledger:
Because of the Democrats’ irresponsible policies, many states are at the threshold of bankruptcy. Republicans were supposed to be the chaps who could fix that. Some did. Mitch Daniels in Indiana, for example: a sterling success story. But Christie’s New Jersey is just as much of an basket case as it ever was. More from the Star Ledger:
  • Only 11 percent of New Jerseyans say they are better off than when he took office.
  • Employment is up just 2.2 percent since taking office.
  • Incomes are stagnant: New Jersey ranks near the bottom of the nation again.
  • Home prices are down 6.7 percent, putting New Jersey in the bottom quartile. Only Florida has a higher rate of foreclosure.
Remind me why conservatives should rally around this man?