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(The Week)   Is Chris Christie presidential material? Heck, there is enough material there for two presidents   (theweek.com) divider line 85
    More: Obvious, Chris Christie, Michael Kors, primary field, Governor of New Jersey, rude behavior, opinion polls  
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2013-11-05 05:34:02 PM  
Supposedly, Romney researched him when deciding on VP, and Christie has a *LOT* of skeletons in his closet. Mostly shady business dealings.
 
2013-11-05 05:36:11 PM  
If Huckabee can lose weight in time to run for president (like he did in 2000) then Christie can do it now.

vernonFL: Supposedly, Romney researched him when deciding on VP, and Christie has a *LOT* of skeletons in his closet. Mostly shady business dealings.


In Jersey?  No!
 
2013-11-05 05:51:40 PM  
Why does he have to lose weight?
 
2013-11-05 05:52:37 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: If Huckabee can lose weight in time to run for president (like he did in 2000) then Christie can do it now.

vernonFL: Supposedly, Romney researched him when deciding on VP, and Christie has a *LOT* of skeletons in his closet. Mostly shady business dealings.

In Jersey?  No!


Probably a lot of deals with the Teamsters.  They're so lazy and surly.
 
2013-11-05 05:54:55 PM  

sentex: Why does he have to lose weight?


the popular opinion is the US won't elect an obese president.  A lot of people say that Taft would never have been elected if he was on TV regularly.
 
2013-11-05 06:03:07 PM  

sentex: Why does he have to lose weight?


Because Air Force One is a 747, not an Antonov.
 
2013-11-05 06:07:29 PM  
I just can't see any way he wins a GOP primary.
 
2013-11-05 06:07:35 PM  
Nah, popular opinion was we would never elect a black guy either.

We've seen plenty of heavy world leaders before.


/just think it is a weak joke.
/not heavy personally either.
 
2013-11-05 06:20:44 PM  

DamnYankees: I just can't see any way he wins a GOP primary.


They'll warm up to him once they realize that he's an overbearing, dictatorial asshole with a penchant for union-busting and an anti-gay marriage stance.
 
2013-11-05 06:20:55 PM  

sentex: Why does he have to lose weight?


Because voting is a popularity contest and nobody likes fat people.
 
2013-11-05 06:23:59 PM  
Come on, Crisp Crispie, run for president!!!
 
2013-11-05 06:24:11 PM  

sentex: Nah, popular opinion was we would never elect a black guy either.

We've seen plenty of heavy world leaders before.


/just think it is a weak joke.
/not heavy personally either.


Fat jokes aside, the president's health is a serious concern. Christie isn't just a little husky, he's morbidly obese. A lot of people would be nervous about voting for a guy who looks to be about one donut away from a massive heart attack.
 
2013-11-05 06:26:11 PM  
Being a blowhard jerk may play well in New Jersey, but let's see how his personality plays for him during the crucial Midwestern primaries. Somebody needs to figure out how to get under this guy's skin and then get him to lose it in front of an audence/camera. Christie is dangerous because he's been positioning himself as the moderate new Republican for 2016.
 
2013-11-05 06:26:18 PM  
Oh for f*ck's sake, can we not do this now? It's THREE YEARS AWAY.
 
2013-11-05 06:26:19 PM  
I don't agree with making fun of fat people, but I know a funny headline when I see one just the same.

Not only do I think he could win, I think he would do a decent honest job of representing the whole population. Question is- if he won somehow after somehow making it through the primary - would the house tea party caucus work with him? Could he get us closer to single payer under a "fix Obamacare" platform?
 
2013-11-05 06:28:52 PM  

fusillade762: Oh for f*ck's sake, can we not do this now? It's THREE YEARS AWAY.


It's really not. Obama announced his campaign in February 2007. Assuming that timeline holds up, the Presidential campaign 'officially' will begin in less than a year and a half.
 
2013-11-05 06:31:06 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: If Huckabee can lose weight in time to run for president (like he did in 2000) then Christie can do it now.

vernonFL: Supposedly, Romney researched him when deciding on VP, and Christie has a *LOT* of skeletons in his closet. Mostly shady business dealings.

In Jersey?  No!


I thought RMoney *liked* shady business dealings.
 
2013-11-05 06:32:47 PM  

Eddie Barzoom: Could he get us closer to single payer under a "fix Obamacare" platform?


In what reality are you living where Chris Christie is a supporter of single payer?
 
2013-11-05 06:34:26 PM  

cc_rider: A lot of people would be nervous about voting for a guy who looks to be about one donut away from a massive heart attack.


Or a thin mint...

mr_creosote.jpg
 
2013-11-05 06:37:04 PM  

Zeno-25: Somebody needs to figure out how to get under this guy's skin and then get him to lose it in front of an audence/camera.


It's not hard. All that person needs to do is say 'I'm a teacher'.

Eddie Barzoom: Question is- if he won somehow after somehow making it through the primary - would the house tea party caucus work with him? Could he get us closer to single payer under a "fix Obamacare" platform?


I have my doubts that the Teabaggers would work with the Obamahugger.
 
2013-11-05 06:37:07 PM  

cc_rider: sentex: Nah, popular opinion was we would never elect a black guy either.

We've seen plenty of heavy world leaders before.


/just think it is a weak joke.
/not heavy personally either.

Fat jokes aside, the president's health is a serious concern. Christie isn't just a little husky, he's morbidly obese. A lot of people would be nervous about voting for a guy who looks to be about one donut away from a massive heart attack.


Also, good luck finding a GOP #2 who doesn't scare the shiat out of the general public:
img.fark.net
 
2013-11-05 06:38:50 PM  
He's fat and he's nasty.

assets.vice.com

No way.
 
2013-11-05 06:39:54 PM  

vernonFL: Christie has a *LOT* of skeletons in his closet.


mostly T bones and cleaned ribs.
 
2013-11-05 06:40:06 PM  
Christie in the White House would be a real loose cannon.  No way he'd get the nom.
 
2013-11-05 06:45:40 PM  
He's no Adele
 
2013-11-05 06:47:28 PM  

img.fark.net


I'd hit it eat it like this.

I hope he doesn't run for PoTUS - I'm not sure if America is ready for 2 years of fat jokes - especially the red states.
 
2013-11-05 06:48:18 PM  

sprag: cc_rider: A lot of people would be nervous about voting for a guy who looks to be about one donut away from a massive heart attack.

Or a thin mint...

mr_creosote.jpg



Wafer-thin mint? Just one...
 
2013-11-05 06:49:56 PM  
Jesus, GOP - you might as well just run Rob Ford and get it over with.
 
2013-11-05 06:50:35 PM  

cc_rider: sentex: Nah, popular opinion was we would never elect a black guy either.

We've seen plenty of heavy world leaders before.


/just think it is a weak joke.
/not heavy personally either.

Fat jokes aside, the president's health is a serious concern. Christie isn't just a little husky, he's morbidly obese. A lot of people would be nervous about voting for a guy who looks to be about one donut away from a massive heart attack.


Especially since he would probably have to choose Bachmann or someone equally idiotic to keep the teatard vote.
 
2013-11-05 06:52:13 PM  

DamnYankees: I just can't see any way he wins a GOP primary.


He doesn't need to 'win'.

He just has to be the last (R)asshole to open his mouth and voice his actual thoughts.

If he does that, he's the man by default.
That's what passes for a GOP primary these days.
 
2013-11-05 06:54:23 PM  
its funny the conversations about his weight- he was just featured briefly on the news and my GF (who doesn't follow politics much) and i had the following convo:

Her: I thought he had lost weight?
Me: He did
Her: oh, so i guess he gained it all back?
Me: um.... no. this is what he looks afterward.
Her: jeese, he's going to die soon

maybe he needs another band or something
 
2013-11-05 06:55:12 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Jesus, GOP - you might as well just run Rob Ford and get it over with.


But he's Canadian! And a crackhead, despite his morbid obesity! What they need to do is run a modest, decent, Christian American, like Ted Cruz.
 
2013-11-05 06:56:28 PM  

vernonFL: Supposedly, Romney researched him when deciding on VP, and Christie has a *LOT* of skeletons in his closet. Mostly shady business dealings.


Something to do with his birf certificate, to hear folks tell it.
 
2013-11-05 06:56:44 PM  

malaktaus: cc_rider: sentex: Nah, popular opinion was we would never elect a black guy either.

We've seen plenty of heavy world leaders before.


/just think it is a weak joke.
/not heavy personally either.

Fat jokes aside, the president's health is a serious concern. Christie isn't just a little husky, he's morbidly obese. A lot of people would be nervous about voting for a guy who looks to be about one donut away from a massive heart attack.

Especially since he would probably have to choose Bachmann or someone equally idiotic to keep the teatard vote.


Exactly.

*shudders*
 
2013-11-05 06:59:40 PM  
Didn't he get the lapband or something? Anyway, I like his straight-shooting schtick. It would be fun to see if it survives the nastiness of presidential politics.
 
2013-11-05 07:01:24 PM  
Just before anything gets called, here are my spread picks.
McAuliffe by 8.5
Christie by 22
DiBlasio by 43
 
2013-11-05 07:02:42 PM  

RminusQ: Just before anything gets called, here are my spread picks.
McAuliffe by 8.5
Christie by 22
DiBlasio by 43


We have a thread going we're trying to get green for the results tonight. Good place to post predictions.
 
2013-11-05 07:02:47 PM  

tlchwi02: its funny the conversations about his weight- he was just featured briefly on the news and my GF (who doesn't follow politics much) and i had the following convo:

Her: I thought he had lost weight?
Me: He did
Her: oh, so i guess he gained it all back?
Me: um.... no. this is what he looks afterward.
Her: jeese, he's going to die soon

maybe he needs another band or something


He's 51 now, 54 if he survives to the 2016 general. The health questions are not going to go away.
Everyone knows some unhealthy people who look ten times better than this:

a.abcnews.com

Good thing the presidency is such a tranquil, relaxing occupation and Christie has such an easy-going personality.
 
2013-11-05 07:03:45 PM  
But he worked with Obama during Hurricane Sandy and cost Romney the election, so he'll never get nominated.
 
2013-11-05 07:04:17 PM  

vernonFL: Supposedly, Romney researched him when deciding on VP, and Christie has a *LOT* of skeletons in his closet. Mostly shady business dealings.


The rest had been picked clean.
 
2013-11-05 07:05:00 PM  

sentex: Why does he have to lose weight?


Sequestration forced the feds to sell Taft's bathtub.
 
2013-11-05 07:13:04 PM  

odinsposse: sentex: Why does he have to lose weight?

Because voting is a popularity contest and nobody likes fat people.


Hmmm, Dom DeLuise, John Candy, Orson Wells, Chris Farley, that "I'm fluffy" guy on Comedy Central. Fat can be liked, but mostly to laugh at them.

exatron: Sequestration forced the feds to sell Taft's bathtub.


I heard they leased it to an oil refinery as a storage tank.
 
2013-11-05 07:14:16 PM  
I'm not even sure Christie would carry Jersey in a Federal election.
 
2013-11-05 07:17:05 PM  

Koalaesq: I'm not even sure Christie would carry Jersey in a Federal election.


Exit polls today show NJ voters would vote for Hillary over him 49-43. That's a huge improvement over Romney, who lost 58-41, but still not good enough.
 
2013-11-05 07:19:15 PM  

wildcardjack: odinsposse: sentex: Why does he have to lose weight?

Because voting is a popularity contest and nobody likes fat people.

Hmmm, Dom DeLuise, John Candy, Orson Wells, Chris Farley, that "I'm fluffy" guy on Comedy Central. Fat can be liked, but mostly to laugh at them.


No health problems there.
 
2013-11-05 07:22:19 PM  
Jersey, huh?  I'd vote for Uncle Floyd...
 
2013-11-05 07:24:12 PM  
Motherfarker looks like he's one bite of a baconator away from keeling over.  I bet he bleeds jelly.  The presidency would kill him.

He benefits from some exceedingly lowered expectations.  He's far from a "moderate".  Not keen on gay marriage.  Uncomfortably friendly with corporate interests. Known to be a bully, an asshole, and a bit of a misogynist.

He's a run-of-the-mill Republican.  Maybe even a neo-con.  He just looks positively radiant next to some Tea Party troglodyte.
 
2013-11-05 07:31:09 PM  
Christie is a blustering sack of shiat. He's Rush Limbaugh without the oozing racism.
 
2013-11-05 07:32:58 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Christie is a blustering sack of shiat. He's Rush Limbaugh without the oozing racism.


The sad thing is, he's still better than the majority of our ex-governors. :-(
 
2013-11-05 07:33:29 PM  

DamnYankees: I just can't see any way he wins a GOP primary.


Unless it's Republican Jesus or Hitler coming back from the dead, I don't see who could win a GOP primary at this point.
 
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