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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Chris Christie Booed "Mercilessly" By 61,000 People At Horse Race

Chris Christie said on TV today that he'd like to punch the teachers union in the face because "they are the single most destructive force in public education in America."

Christie then "got his" later in the day:

OCEANPORT — It was one long happy celebration at Monmouth Park for the great American Pharoah's latest victory. At least, that is, until Gov. Chris Christie stepped into the Winner's Circle to present the trophy.

And then, the record crowd of 60,983 booed.




Maybe he should have hung around Bill Murray.

The cheering resumed as trainer Bob Baffert and owner Ahmed Zayat address the crowd and talking about their famous horse. Then Christie's name was mentioned again, and the booing started anew. 
So not even the popular Triple Crown winner, which went off as such a heavy favorite that a $2 bet won 20 cents, could improve the popularity of the Republican presidential candidate in his home state.

Lots of tweets about the booing, but here's my favorite:

These days, Christie's popularity is somewhere between gonorrhea and jock itch.

The Daily News wrote the following about Christie in an editorial today:

Five years have passed since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie killed a plan to build an additional passenger rail tunnel under the Hudson between his state and New York. He has done exactly nothing since then to face the most dire transportation crisis looming over the region.

Actually, that’s not true. Christie did divert $1.8 billion that the Port Authority had properly targeted for building the tunnel into improperly funding roadway repairs, including to the Pulaski Skyway.
Mr. Fiscally Prudent Republican Presidential Contender just didn’t have the bucks to cover the basics out of his own treasury.

Christie’s disastrous short-sightedness and financial mismanagement now threaten Jersey commuters with years of hell, and his state with a crippling economic blow that would be felt up and down the East Coast, including in New York.

And he thinks he has a shot at the White House?

Christie can replay old favorites and continue to beat up on teachers.

But that show isn't playing much anymore.

People in New Jersey despise him - he enjoys 36% job approval these days and 57% of New Jersey residents say he should resign.

Republicans who are polled about the primary despise him - he pulls in about 3% support.

And even the editorial boards at neo-liberal papers like the Daily News and the Newark Star-Ledger aren't buying his show anymore

Here's some advice from a teacher to Candidate Christie:

Have fun running for president, Chris, because that show will be over soon enough (most likely after you crash and burn in New Hampshire), and then its back to Jersey for a little hometown serenading.

You got a preview today. 


  1. In 2008, according to the Washington Post, when Rudy Giuliani ran for the Republican nomination his "campaign spent about $65.7 million, according to the Federal Election Commission. What did he get for his money? Zero delegates and, according to the U.S. Election Atlas, just over 600,000 caucus and primary votes by the time the thing was over. For a grand total of about $110 a vote. Or, if you adjust to 2014 dollars, $121."

    I haven't been tracking CC's fundraising but we can only hope that he shatters Rudy Giuliani's (once thought) unbreakable claim for most futile political campaign in American history.

    Chris needs to enjoy NH. He'll be defeated for reelection in New Jersey in 2017 presuming he isn't indicted and/or impeached first.

  2. I know it's not today but...