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Chris Christie: Striking Down DOMA Was A 'Bad Decision'

You know, there are these fleeting moments where New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seems like one of the few borderline rational Republican politicians. He's one of their few high profile players that actually seems like a viable Presidential candidate that might appeal to moderate voters.

And then he opens his mouth on gay rights.

EVERY. SINGLE. TIME he manages to get it wrong. 

Christie, who previously vetoed same-sex marriage legislation once it reached his desk after passing through the New Jersey legislature just denounced the Supreme Court's decision to strike down DOMA.

Talking Points Memo reports:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) criticized the Supreme Court on Wednesday for striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), calling the ruling on the 1996 law that barred same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits a "bad decision."

“It’s just another example of judicial supremacy rather than having the government run by the people we actually vote for,” Christie said on his monthly radio show, as quoted by The Star-Ledger. “I thought it was a bad decision.” 

The Republican said the majority opinion in the case — written by Justice Anthony Kennedy — was an affront to the lawmakers, and former President Bill Clinton, who helped make DOMA the law of the land nearly two decades ago. 

“I thought that Justice (Anthony) Kennedy’s opinion in many respects was incredibly insulting to those people, 340-some members of Congress who voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, and Bill Clinton,” Christie said. “They basically said the only reason to pass that bill was to demean people.”

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This man is not, and will never be, our friend.

 

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He's honestly running a risk with voters. Clearly he didn't pay attention in Sociology class. He's running a huge risk if he wants to be reelected. Hetero voters who are pro-equality will see this as an attack on not only equality but on American ideals of cultural acceptance. New jersey also has a large Catholic population, in a recent poll 79% of American Catholic support Marriage Equality. My question is...How many voters will he deter from the next election. My personal view on him is: the man needs a reality check. He's running on a red line in a blue state.

I also think gastro-by-pass surgery is a easy way out to his lack of commitment to a diet! I used to like him.

Chris Christie's worthless pathetic grotesque existence is a bad decision.

How would Christie have responded if the decisions had gone the other way.  We all know the answer to that.  This man is a huge, and I mean HUGE, hypocrit. 

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