Chris Christie Says…

Are political speeches more than just manipulative words?

God – how many times in your life have you heard “famous last words” a politician or political supporter made prior to an election? Only to have those words soiled beyond recognition – and made irrelevant?

It’s happened on both sides of the aisle for centuries. Yet, the “media” still hangs off every word they “say.”

Hoboken411 says – DO NOT LISTEN. Vote for people based on their track record, as well as any contradictions they’ve made. Promises are weak, and most big media forgets – in order to keep the charades going and going.

Anyway – here’s what NJ Governor Chris Christie said tonight (whether he wrote it or not is another story). I call BS on all of it.

Christie says words at Republican National Convention

This stage and this moment are very improbable for me.

A New Jersey Republican delivering the keynote address to our national convention, from a state with 700,000 more Democrats than Republicans.

A New Jersey Republican stands before you tonight.

Proud of my party, proud of my state and proud of my country.

I am the son of an Irish father and a Sicilian mother.

My Dad, who I am blessed to have with me here tonight, is gregarious, outgoing and loveable.

My Mom, who I lost 8 years ago, was the enforcer. She made sure we all knew who set the rules.

In the automobile of life, Dad was just a passenger. Mom was the driver.

They both lived hard lives. Dad grew up in poverty. After returning from Army service, he worked at the Breyers Ice Cream plant in the 1950s. With that job and the G.I. bill he put himself through Rutgers University at night to become the first in his family to earn a college degree. Our first family picture was on his graduation day, with Mom beaming next to him, six months pregnant with me.

Mom also came from nothing. She was raised by a single mother who took three buses to get to work every day. And mom spent the time she was supposed to be a kid actually raising children – her two younger siblings. She was tough as nails and didn’t suffer fools at all. The truth was she couldn’t afford to. She spoke the truth – bluntly, directly and without much varnish.

I am her son.

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2 Comments on "Chris Christie Says…"

Mitch Ultimato
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Mitch Ultimato

That speech is as full of hot air as his stomach.

Krill
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Krill

With the exception of just a few, all politicians are just talking heads. Left, right or in the middle. Which is why none of my friends are hard core politicos. We’re screwed.

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