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Chris Christie: ‘I’m tired of dealing with the crazies’

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      Matt K. Lewis

      Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter <a>@mattklewis</a>.

Maybe it was the debt debate — or maybe it was his trip to the hospital — but somehow I missed this from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie last week.

Regarding criticism of Sohail Mohammed, a Muslim-American Christie nominated to New Jersey’s Superior Court Bench, the governor said: “It’s just crazy, and I’m tired of dealing with the crazies. It’s just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background.”

Like him or not, Christie is gutsy. Whether it’s taking on teachers unions, the press, or the right wing of his own party, Christie doesn’t shy away from principled stands — even when they may carry a huge political risk. This is a profile in courage. We need more of this.

h/t: Andrew Sullivan

  • Bird30

    There is no threat of Shariah law, Supertad108. The broad sweeping generalizations of all these Islamic threats make me sick. We already have christians in our own country shoving their hypocritical morals down our throats, blowing up womans clinics, running hate groups, and supporting wars, yet people like you only attack people you don’t understand. Our country is setup so only white old men can push for backwards religious values to be considered for law.  

  • Supertad108

    A couple of things…

    One, we’ve got to get rid of these titles. Is he an american or a muslim-american? Giving their religious beliefs that is an oxymoron.

    Secondly, shariah law IS a threat to our countries core beliefs and laws. To not recognize it as a threat, well.. that could be considered crazy.

    Look around the world. Australia for example,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN7eQyrDt-U&feature=player_embedded

    I suppose no one was concerned about progressives until they over the years quietly positioned themselves into positions of authority. How is that working out for us?

    Hmm, I recall Ms. Clinton saying she was a progressive-american. Ah, but alas, no threat there.

    • Bird30

      He is one of the few honest conservatives left, even if I don’t agree with his education reform.     …Ron Paul included.

  • EnoughBS

    Clearly, a RINO

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  • Lokelau

    Ummmm, after that decision, I think he may actually be one of the crazies.  A gutsy crazy, but crazy none the less.

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  • Adam D

    Chris Christie is a superstar! As a New Yorker I have
    admired his work.  He saved New Jersey from the failed policies of Corzine
    who ironically might be chosen by Obama to replace Geithner if he chose to step
    down as Treasury Secretary. The choice of Corzine would be further proof of
    Obama’s incompetence.