Chris Christie

More Easy to Disprove Lies from Chris Christie at the GOP Debate

On Sonia Sotomayor, Planned Parenthood, and Common Core

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At tonight's Republican debate, Fox Business host Neil Cavuto asked Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) to respond to comments attributed to an ad against Gov. Chris Christie (NJ) connected to a political action committee supporting him. It's part of the 2016 cycle debate practice of asking candidates to comment on things their opponents said outside of the debate instead of trying to encourage actual interactions on stage. Rubio took the opportunity to repeat his claims about Christie, namely that he donated money to Planned Parenthood, supported Sonia Sotomayor, and supported gun control.

Christie snapped back: "Let's set the facts straight. First of all, I didn't support Sonia Sotomayor. Secondly, I never wrote a check to Planned Parenthood."

Here's an article about Chris Christie supporting Sonia Sotomayor.

Here's an article about where the claim Chris Christie supported Planned Parenthood came from—Christie himself, when he was running for a county office in 1994. "I support Planned Parenthood privately with my personal contribution and that should be the goal of any such agency, to find private donations," Christie said in response to a question about whether the county should provide funds to the group. "It's also no secret that I am pro-choice," he continued.

Then Christie addressed gun control:

Third, if you look at my record as governor of New Jersey, I have vetoed a 50-caliber rifle ban. I have vetoed a reduction this clip size. I vetoed a statewide I.D. system for gun owners and I pardoned, six out-of-state folks who came through our state and were arrested for owning a gun legally in another state so they never have to face charges.

Christie has pardoned six people, including Shaneen Allen. He also commuted the sentence of Brian Aitken. But for as much as Christie doesn't seem to show any qualms on the campaign trail about using executive power if he were elected president, he's never used that kind of power in New Jersey to secure the Second Amendment rights of residents.

Then came another outright fib: "And on Common Core, Common Core has been eliminated in New Jersey."

While Chrstie did set up a panel to review Common Core, that panel made very few recommendations about Common Core—meaning the status quo is still in place in New Jersey.

Previously: Christie's Easy to Spot Lie About 9/11 at the GOP Debate

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  1. There’s something particularly despicable emanating from Christie’s demeanor. Fat, deceitful, authoritarian career politicians ooze malignancy, and Christie’s a masterful exemplar of such an archetype.

    1. ^ this. You absolutely nailed it. For me the “most disgusting” award would have to be a toss up between Krispy Kreme Christie and John Kasich, another career pol who never gets off his high horse and never shuts the hell up.

    2. Chris Christie is really Hillary Clintonm, in a slightly fatter fat suit.

  2. “if you’re going to use a candidate’s words and actions against them, then none of us stand a chance.”

  3. Not a surprise. Northeastern Republicans are shitty by Republican standards and have balance out their “I’m not a libertarian socon radical” in order to get elected in their states while having to run as a conservative when they attempt national office. See Mitt Romney….

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    Does Reason need a panel to edit articles?

    1. It’s called the commentariat.

  4. Yeah Christie was nakedly lying there.

    1. I can see why people hate your guts. We’re talking about Chris Christie, not Christie Brinkley. Christie Brinkley was nakedly lying there is a very pleasant thought. Chris Christie nakedly ly……BLAURGHHH!

    2. Dude, not cool.

  5. I was very annoyed by tonight’s debate.

    Trying to play into the theme here

  6. Dinner at one of our fave casual down-town spots, since getting there starting next week will not really be possible; it’s near the ‘Super Bowl Village’, designed to fleece the SF taxpayers…
    Guy behind (loud, alky-fueled?) is first bragging about the last run of the day, ‘black diamond, chancy conditions..’, and then launches on politics;
    ‘We NEED Hil, since she’s the only D willing to fight dirty to keep the Rethugs from winning, ’cause BOOOOOOSH!’
    I swear, it’s not only turd who will find as faint a villain as he can to justify team blue. On leaving, I did mention to wife as we passed the table that Hil could properly be indicted before any nomination, as most anyone else would have been. Maybe a bit louder than required. Didn’t bother to check the response.

    1. Rich, entitled pro-business Democrats. Probably works around Montgomery Station. I know the type, brother.

      1. american socialist|1.15.16 @ 12:26AM|#
        “Rich, entitled pro-business Democrats.”

        As opposed to poor, entitled anti-bizz commies who free-ride on honest people?

      2. Right, because those who work for a living feel more entitled than those who seek support from the government. Entitled is a telling word. Those who use it too much might be suspect as someone who expects entitlements from society.

        1. Who told you I didn’t work. 8 hrs a day, 5 days a week in a private sector job.

          I think we should redistribute money from the rich, but for starters I’d like pro-business Democrats who work around Montgomery Station to pay the same rate of taxes on equity trades as you and I do when we’re actually working.

          1. Right. Actually, you’re an envious neerdowell who wishes to take from the more productive to make up for you lack of productiveness.

            I’ve been there. You feel that you deserve what others have because you think you’ve put in as much as they have but have been left uncompensated for this reason or that one. But I grew out of it once I learned that those who got more actually put in quite a bit of effort to get where they were and that they deserved it more than I did–no matter my envious sense of entitlement. When are you going to grow out or your sense of entitlement?

          2. great. so how much of your money do you redistribute? Lead by example proggie.

          3. Sure you are. Yet you don’t pay your mortgage. And you’re a dirty racist piece of shit.

  7. Wasn’t the brightest moment for Christie whom I want to like, but can’t get over his stance on spying and doubling down on the war on drugs.

    1. Honestly, he seems like the best guy in the field to have a beer with. But his platform is just odious when it comes to Constitutional rights.

    2. I could never vote for a walking heart attack that wants to tell other people what to put in their own bodies.

      1. He reminds me of South Park’s depiction of Rob Reiner being a morbidly obese asshole fanatically attacking smokers.

  8. It’s part of the 2016 cycle debate practice of asking candidates to comment on things their opponents said outside of the debate instead of trying to encourage actual interactions on stage.

    Dear GOP Candidates,
    The media is playing you. You need to either shut them down by demanding real questions about real issues or get new moderators. This election is yours to lose, and you’re working on doing so.

  9. Wait, so the fat fuck who claims people lacking self control accounts for all that is wrong is wishy washy on the issues? Huh…

    Seriously, this guy is a complete turd. Fiscally ignorant. Socially about as attractive as Kim Jong IL. The sooner he is out of the race the better; for me at least.

    1. I’m not sure why he or Kasich are still in the race.

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  11. The statement about not giving a check to planned parenthood could be accurate. He could have paid in cash.

    1. Didn’t see yours but you beat me to the idea….

    2. The only “personal contribution” that Christie gave PP was in a specimen cup.

      that’s right…I’m making quotes with my fingers…

    3. It’s all in the writs, kid… all in the writs.

  12. Ed, you gotta watch words. These are politicians after all. And Christie is a lawyer.

    Christie 2016: I never wrote a check to Planned Parenthood.

    Christie 1994: I made a personal contribution to Planned Parenthood.

    So obviously, he gave cash. Or a wire transfer. Or sent a mistress there to get an abortion.

    1. Did anyone here order a Jesus freak birth-forcer?

    2. A mistress? All her time would be spent hunting for his dick.

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