Mr. wOw handicaps the New Jersey governor’s chances for higher office
“I’ve always believed that people are born with the previous disposition to be homosexual. So I think if someone is born that way, it’s very difficult to say it’s a sin.”
Good, grief, Governor Christie! (Or are you really Lady Gaga in one of her less appealing get-ups?) You are a member of the Republican Party, yes? And yet you say homosexuality is not a sin? I’m sure many Republicans, including politicians, agree with you. But ya never hear it spoken in mixed company — or discussed on air with the CNN’s loathsome Piers Morgan. Christie’s remarks somehow stayed mostly under the radar. Maybe everybody was too shocked, one way or another, to comment? (Republicans probably want to pretend it just didn’t happen.)
Even though Christie doesn’t support gay marriage (he thinks civil unions will do the trick) it will be damn hard for him to walk back a statement saying homosexuals are “born that way” and therefore, are not sinners. Houdini won’t have anything on New Jersey’s governor if he manages that trick!
To be honest, it might be fun to see Christie try to do that, if he is finally persuaded to enter the race for president — which now resembles the famous Marx Brothers stateroom scene from “A Night at the Opera.” As Groucho said: “Is it my imagination, or is it getting crowded in here?” And Gov. Christie will count as three more people, at least. (Sorry, but come on — you want a guy in that shape in the White House, under pressure 24/7? And don’t talk to me about William H. Taft. The job was easier back then.)
My thoughts? Maybe Christie really really really doesn’t want to run, and was hoping this nugget of humanity might scare off those in his party who are still desperate for another candidate.
If he steps into the swirling campaign waters, I am going to be like a mongoose watching a cobra (or is it the other way around?) waiting to see if he’ll suddenly have an epiphany, and decide the gays are big sinners after all.
Such fun, politics.
Oh, by the way. For all the frustration I have felt and expressed over President Obama, I have to say I’ve never seen anything like what happened the very second he won — on that night, the 2012 election was already underway. Fox News gave him one grudging day of faux respect — The Inauguration — and then it was “Who will defeat him, how can we destroy him?” And Democrats weren’t much better. All the liberal pundits and commentators leaped into the fray, hyping Sarah Palin and her chances, and generally joining in on all conversations about what would happen in four years. (Chris Matthews couldn’t let go of the “birther” issue. Though he’d say he was defending Obama, all he really did was keep the subject alive.)
Obama himself didn’t help matters by occasionally talking about how he wouldn’t mind being a “one-term president.” So not what you want to hear if you voted for him.
So here we are, 13 months to go, and Obama looks to be on the ropes. But so much can happen in 13 months. My goodness, look what happened in the two weeks before the 2008 election—the economy collapsed, under Republican rule, and Obama took the presidency neatly. Most likely would have anyway, but that money mess sealed the deal. Alas, we still have a money mess, and it now belongs to Obama.
I don’t think I can write Obama off. I don’t really want to, for all his weakness and over-compromising (his great sins, as far as I am concerned.) Maybe a second term would set him on a firmer, more confident course? Maybe Fox News will implode? Maybe Sean Hannity will explode? Maybe Ann Coulter will stop badgering everybody about the ruby slippers and get herself a man, or a good meal. Or at least a new black cocktail dress?
So, unless the world ends, or I do, I’ll be voting for Barack when the time comes.
Oh, so you thought just because Mr. Christie doesn’t think I’m a sinner, he might get my vote? Sillies. Whoever said I wasn’t a sinner? I’m just not the Republican Party’s or the religious right’s kind of sinner.
But let me assure you. I’ve sinned, my darlings.