New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has not made it on my radar as a real contender for the GOP nomination as the presidential candidate for the 2016 election. There are other candidates leading in the polls with much better policies based on the Constitution. Another reason Christie hasn’t even blipped on the screen is his support for continuation of the violation of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the united States of America in the form of government spying on citizens without a warrant, indefinite detention of US citizens denying due process, and a host of other programs designed to catch terrorists before an attack is made.
None of the programs to date have stopped one attack beforehand.
In the Republican debate, Christie declared, if president, he would shoot down Russian fighters if they violated a no-fly zone, if Syria’s air space were designated as such. It is understandable that candidates want to show US citizens their strength to lead this nation; and, candidates want to show they have tough foreign policies when it relates to terrorism and terrorist groups/organizations. It is this brash, almost brazen, heat of the moment comment to engage Russia and Putin that resulted in Rand Paul calling out Christie.
Sen. Paul made an excellent point that many overlook. Russia is flying in Syrian air space — invited to do so by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
The united States has not received any such invitation nor does the united States have the authority to declare a “no-fly” zone over another nation when that nation has not exhibited any aggression toward the US and the US is not at war with Syria. In fact, it is the united States that has attempted to engage Syria by arming, supplying and supporting ISIS to oust Assad via a proxy war. Under the pretense of “fighting ISIS,” Obama and the administration arm the group with weapons, drop supplies and shuffle money to ISIS to continue on into Syria. Reports surfaced proving Obama is supporting ISIS by air dropping leaflets informing members of the group to exit their oil trucks 45 minutes prior to an airstrike.
If American wants World War III, Christie is the man who would do it.
Sen. Paul outlined a much better strategy in response.
“My goodness, what we want in a leader is someone with judgment, not someone who is so reckless as to stand on the stage and say, ‘Yes, I’m jumping up and down; I’m going to shoot down Russian planes’,” added Paul, noting that Russian planes were already flying in Syrian airspace.
“And so if we announce we’re going to have a no-fly zone — and others have said this. Hillary Clinton is also for it. It is a recipe for disaster. It’s a recipe for World War III,” added the Kentucky Senator. “We need to confront Russia from a position of strength, but we don’t need to confront Russia from a point of recklessness that would lead to war.”
What is obvious in Christie, and has been seen before, is his quickness to jump from calm to angry in short order. The National Teachers Union has even declared Christie a “bully with anger management issues.” After being called out by Sen. Paul, Christie “doubled down on his warmongering, later threatening to target China too.” Sen. Paul is correct in terming this as a “recipe for disaster.”
Christie did make a point of which most Americans are cognizant. This nation has a “feckless weakling” of a man occupying the Oval Office. However, it goes much deeper than that. The man known as Barack (Barry) Hussein Obama Soetoro Soebarkah is a virtual unknown shadow of a man without a confirmable past regarding certain aspects of his life. Moreover, this man occupying the Oval Office is intentionally destroying this nation with the help of a complicit Congress.
So far, Sen. Rand Paul has shown consistency and principles that align with the Constitution of the united States of America. After the disaster that is Obama, the united States needs an individual to occupy the Oval Office that will honor the oath of office and perform the duties of the president outlined in the Constitution, ceasing usurpations that past presidents have committed.
Chris Christie, however, is not the man for the presidency. His “quick to jump” to a confrontation, along with his anger management issues, should raise questions with the American public. These are as much of an issue as Obama’s mythomania and continued condescension, patronizing, sarcastic, narcissistic, arrogant attitude that pervades his interactions.