Christie's losing the weight for his family. Yeah right......
I admire him. He acknowledges when people do the right thing and criticizes them when they don't, regardless of party affiliation.
I don't admire him, R4.
Chris Christie stopped marriage equality in New Jersey. He's going to become the Rudy Guiliani of the northeast -- a Republican talked up about presidential aspirations who won't go anywhere. But thank goodness for tragedy to prolong some of Chris Christie's general success with his career in politics!
He will easily be re-elected in 2013. Many of the state's Democratic voters, not giving a shit about the LGBT, will cross over and re-elect Chris Christie as Governor of New Jersey.
Fuck him, r4. He vetoed marriage equality in New Jersey and if not for him, gay people would be legally equal there.
I wish the fat fuck would die. He obviously doesn't have the willpower to put down the fork so he needs expensive surgery. I wish they'd just let him slowly kill himself.
He seems totally gross, like mob-boss, loudmouth, bully gross. Cooperation with Obama as millions poured into the state to help people there after a disaster doesn't really undo his trashiness:
A broken clock is right twice a day. Gratitude to Obama for the Sandy response is really the only good thing he's done. Other than that he's been a loud thug, bullying anyone he doesn't agree with rather than engage in any sort of real debate.
Unless he is getting psychological couseling in addition to the surgery it's not going to help. When you are 100 - 150 pounds overweight there is more going on than just a love of potato chips.
My tax dollars are paying for that asshole's surgery.
R5. If it wasn't for Clinton we wouldn't have DOMA, but he is some sort of fucking soothsayer.
Clinton was forced into signing DOMA it passed with an overwhelming majority in a republican controlled house, enough votes to override a veto. So even if he vetoed it, it would have passed. It was also an election year and Clinton got burned on trying to open up the military to gays with the Don't Ask, Don't Tell compromise. Grandstanding on DOMA, knowing it would pass would have possibly put his re-election in jeapordy.
How is gastric bypass cheating? You forever lose a part or all of your stomach (depending on what one you get done), you have all sorts of life long complications (ask Al "I pooped my pants" Roker), and if you don't change your lifestyle you will get fat again (ask Carnie Wilson).
He'll probably follow the Carnie Wilson plan.
He's certainly serious about running for president. He has no chance but he's doing it anyway.
[quote]He's going to become the Rudy Guiliani of the northeast
The northeast already has a Rudy Guiliani. His name is Rudy Guiliani.
At least he's no pretending to lose the weight through exercise and self-control. Unlike Huckaby-de-Jeepers.
Great! Now he'll be extra cranky and even more prone to fits of anger.
Fat or skinny, he'll always be a massive douchebag.
Taking the easy way out, such a Republican move.
I disagree with those who think that Christie doesn't have a good shot at the WH in 2016. He has a good chance as anybody.
Fact remains that the GOP hate Obama and they had anyone with a (D) after his/her name.
Right now in South Carolina in the reddest of the red counties, Sanford is in a dead heat with Colbert-Busch. Everyone despise him, but they can't bring themselves to vote for a Democrat.
Christie is going to try to be like Romney but with conviction on his [illusory[ moderate record and his ability to transcend politics. That's a highly potent combination.
Don't rule Christie out. Don't dismiss him. He's the guy I'm most worried about.
R11 is a hypocrite.
R21 How does reporting a fact make one a hypocrite?
[quote] How is gastric bypass cheating?
He didn't have gastric bypass. He had the lap band.
[quote]I disagree with those who think that Christie doesn't have a good shot at the WH in 2016.
He will need a very hard turn to the right to have any chance of even being nominated by those neo-nazis, aka repukes.
r24 if that was the case, then why was Romney, arguably the most moderate of that crazy bunch, nominated?
The GOP are desperate to recapture the WH and they've learned their mistake in 2012. So long as Christie talks up gun rights and be moderately anti-abortion (without going overboard or avoid the Akin-esque), he'll get the nomination.
I don't think bariatric surgery is the easy way out, it's the last resort. He's been fat his whole life. My personal feelings about him as a politician and person aside, I give him credit for trying to get his weight under control by whatever means necessary.
r27 don't be naive. He's doing this in preparation for 2016. He knows that his weight is an impediment to his run. People are very judgmental about the obese. They are not going to vote for an obese president. If you cite Taft, well that was a long time ago. Now, we associate obesity with laziness.
r28, I'm not being naive, and I didn't say anything about his motivation for doing it. I agree, he's getting ready to run. I think he was getting ready to run for 2012 when he publicly announced he was dieting. He didn't run and stayed fat. I'm just saying surgery isn't the easy way out. There's an interesting article in today's WSJ written from the POV of a fat man. I'd link it but I can't find it now.
He should ask Carnie Wilson how that went. Lap band surgery doesn't make up for 50+ years of eating like shit. There's no way in hell that this will have a longterm impact on Christie's weight.
R22, if someone other than Clinton had done those things, R11 would be howling at the moon. Remember all of the Clintonistas who were just SURE Barack Obama was a massive homophobe?
He misses seeing his johnson!
Bullshit, R11. He wasn't forced into anything. Clinton was the biggest phony president we've ever had. The damaging legislation passed under his presidency is unbelievable.
Clinton's no friend of the gays, and he's no friend of the blacks. His friends are Chris Christie's friends.
When will people get it through their head that the "war" is between the haves and the have-nots, and not between the Democrats and Republicans?
r33 is too stupid to live. Clinton saved your stupid ass.
Look at the marked differences in Christie's and Obama's physiques
There is no doubt that Christie realizes he can't lose weight through diet and exercise. He probably decided to do this because he can't handle this problem after a lifetime of it. Good luck to him.
There is also little doubt that he has his eye on the presidential repug nomination. No way in hell he could get that and win as a morbidly obese man.
Nice try fat boy. We'll never forget the fat blob lurking inside of you. NEVER!
I wonder if seeing himself in that picture with Obama and then all of the touring and [italic]walking[/italic] around that he did for Sandy helped him reach rock bottom and realize he had to do something drastic for his health. I don't think the man has walked as much as he did when he went from site to site, neighborhood to neighborhood for decades. I recall seeing him in orthopedic-type shoes and thinking that he must be in a hell of a lot of pain.
[quote]then why was Romney, arguably the most moderate of that crazy bunch, nominated?
Oh, they won't be doing that again. Haven't you heard? The Republicans lost in 2012 because Mitt wasn't conservative enough. That's what they've been grumbling even as they're giving lip service to the gays and the immigrants.
Christie might well be their best bet, but the hard liners won't stand for him. He fucking hugged Obama. He's got Obama cooties!
Christie can win easily.
He hasn't been fat his whole life. You were all drooling over his college photos. Repulicans hate him b/c they have an idea that he's not conservative enough. He is but they don't let facts get in the way of it. They blamed him for Romney losing. The red states are in the south and those guys aren't voting for a guy who talks like that. Plus, he has anger and keeping his mouth shut issues. He's also prone to lying and has some very real mob skeletons.
Mistake. Mark my words. people will not like the way he looks much thinner, maybe 200#. "ewwww" As grotesque as he is now, we are used to it.
But in the water he's a very skinny lady!
Just curious if there are any photos of Christie when he was young and/or thinner. Or was he always a big guy?
He will look really gross "thin". His face is all wrinkly and bumpy already. When he gets that deflated look, he'll look like a corpse. His already dark circles will become ghoulish and his lips will look livery.
Yes, R47, it was around the time of Sandy when he didn't shit the bed a la Bush and is somehow a hero. Just for saying, "Hey thanks, Obama."
Some DLers will drool over a serial killer or gang rapist.
In the old days, when someone wanted to wordlessly convey that a person was a mobster, they'd put an index finger on the side of their nose and push their nose to the side. In the case of Christie, nature has already done that for him.
R50 Thats the elephant in the room (no pun intended) If Christie was ever to set his sights beyond NJ, it would not take the media long to uncover some rather shaky things about him. The Meadowland's Xanadu project is just the tip of the iceberg.
Yes the governor of my state has lots in his background that won't stand a grueling nomination vetting.
His face does have a lot of those warty bumps that fat people get. Th
R52, is it worse than Gerry Ferraro's husband? I remember the media dragging her through the mud for that, back in '84 or '88.
Our old Governor, the charming Edwin Edwards (who coined the "dead woman or live boy" political aphorism), practically flaunted his ties to NOLA, NV, and SF racketeers.
His wife's name Is Mary Pat.
That's never a good name.
What's a "BJ Concert" mentioned in his hs photo.
Was Christie EVER thin or was he that chubby little kid who always got picked on?
R57, coincidentally, nj.com just put up a photo link of Chris Christi throught the years.
Lap band and gastric bypass are very different. I'm sorry he's given in to the pressure for surgery to get the right look, but he, at least, won't have the health issues that go with the gastric bypass.
He still looks morbidly obese to me.
Can we still call him Gov. Crisco?
But no matter how funny that is, I can't bear to contemplate the possibility of Pres. Crisco (or even V.P. Crisco).
So while he was complaining about Clinton's doctor daring to say he needed to lose weight he was secretly planning to get weight loss sUrgery. Didn't he say at the time he was healthly and there were no health concerns?
Will he be sporting spandex after he loses it all?
R4, R10, and R16 is a racist Freeper Troll appearing, beginning at r-34, on the thread "Hillary Clinton Owns 2016 Dem Nomination: Quinnipiac National Poll."
[italic]"95% of black, racist?, voters went to Obama."
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"45% of whites voted for Obama. Racism works both ways."[/italic]