In a strongly worded Op-Ed, Chris Christie had his largish be-hind handed to him in a firestorm of splendidly worded jabs by New Jersey Star Ledger contributor and Connecticut Governor, Dannel Malloy, this weekend.
As you can imagine after Sandy Hook, Gov. Malloy is a tad frustrated with governors of neighboring Northeastern states who won't raise a finger to help save innocent children's and teacher's and law enforcement's and regular citizens' (not protected by Secret Service) lives in order to placate the Gun Fondlers and the NRA Gods who fund and ferociously frenzy them.
Then Christie had the unmitigated gall, and the egregious Jersey Cajones, to snub the Sandy Hook families that wanted but moments of his time.
Despite President Obama and other folk with brains, there has been no progress on gun reform since the Second Amendment, gun-fondling fanatics landed on the wrong side of history - and morality - following that horrific shooting tragedy in Connecticut and the dozens more we have survived.
Here's a taste, link above.
Gov. Christie and other governors across the country have to make tough choices on behalf of their constituents every day. It’s far easier to blame the complexities of gun violence on mental illness, but true leadership requires approaching all sources of the problem, regardless of their convenience, popularity, or personal political aspirations.
A week and a half ago, Gov. Christie missed an opportunity to make meaningful, common-sense change that had the potential to limit the lethality of shooting incidents.
He's got the right of it there, governors across the United States truly do have a role in common sense gun reform … and Christie has gone out of his way to oppose it. Malloy summarized:
And what’s worse, he showed a callous lack of respect to the families who have bravely devoted their lives to ensure other parents won’t endure the same unimaginable heartbreak they live with each day.
Those families deserve better. The people of New Jersey deserve better as well.
Joe Schmoe Scarborough had to interject this morning and insist that even soooo … Friend of The Show Chris Christie's stock is going up and he, harrumph hubris harrumph, will be back ahead of the pack in six months. [Ridonculous.]
Oh, Joe. Morning Mika jumped in to defend, natch. They lerves them some Christie.
Props to Governor Malloy and any American who has the courage to take on the gun fondlers. Let's hope they keep up the stellar work.