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Chris Christie Reacts to Rick Perry's Comparison of Homosexuality to Alcoholism: VIDEO

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In San Francisco on Friday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was asked about Texas Governor Rick Perry's recent remarks comparing homosexuality to alcoholism and whether the GOP and the Republican Governors Association should disavow Perry's comments.

Said Christie, who leads the RGA: "I disagree with them. I don't believe that's an apt analogy and not one that should be made because I think it's wrong. Every governor and public official needs to speak for themselves on these issues. I just spoke for myself."

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  1. By Republican standard, he seems a smart guy. If there is no choice, he is a much better presidential candidate than Rick Perry.

    Posted by: simon | Jun 14, 2014 5:45:05 PM


  2. It is likely that religion rots one's brain. Rick Perry is a good example.

    Posted by: simon | Jun 14, 2014 5:51:52 PM


  3. It's clear that Rick Perry has once again chosen willful ignorance since his last run for the WH. If only he spent as much time reading science journals as he does on beauty treatments, sunbathing & hair coloring...or maybe he could just read while he's obtaining beauty...as in multi-tasking. Forget it...to complicated.

    Posted by: Johnnybegood | Jun 14, 2014 6:58:04 PM


  4. so, how much of what Christie the Crook said is truth? His views on gays with the wind. He's ultimately political--NPR should ask the same questions they asked Hillary to Chris. He's not to be trusted now matter how flattering the sound byte.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Jun 14, 2014 7:09:30 PM


  5. that should be "His views on gays come and go with the change of the wind".

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Jun 14, 2014 7:10:24 PM


  6. Christie vetoed marriage equality when it was passed by the NJ legislature.

    Posted by: CA | Jun 14, 2014 7:14:42 PM


  7. To be fair, though he vetoed the bill for political purpose, he did withdraw his appeal to the appeal court once he saw he had no way to win. At least we should give him points for rational thinking, which is a rare commodity in the Republican party.

    Posted by: simon | Jun 14, 2014 7:21:49 PM


  8. Christie is a step ahead of Neanderthal morons like Rick Perry, but it shouldn't be forgotten that, to maintain his national Republican anti-gay credibility, he single-handedly blocked NJ gay couples from having the freedom to marry after the legislature had passed a marriage bill and after it was crystal clear after Windsor that NJ CUs were in violation of NJ's own 2006 Supreme Court ruling.

    His inevitable loss before the state court would have been humiliating for him, so he finally threw in the towel--the politically wise thing to do in an equality-supportive state.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 14, 2014 7:52:13 PM


  9. Chris Christie has no chance of winning the GOP nomination for President given the extreme politics of the party's base, the cloud of bridgegate hanging over his head, and the growing problems for the State of NJ under his leadership.

    If he thinks dancing with Jimmy Fallon will make him lovable, his judgment is also at issue.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Jun 14, 2014 7:53:51 PM


  10. I believe him. He withdrew his veto two weeks before his re-election, so he's not worried about the Republican base, or at least not the one in NJ. He's no idiot, he sees the polls, which are on our side. I just hope he doesn't take this all back when it's time for Republican primaries...if he makes it that far.

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 14, 2014 7:55:11 PM


  11. If the GOP were smart they would choose Christie but they are in the grip of the loony Tea party fringe

    Posted by: jarago | Jun 14, 2014 9:14:20 PM


  12. He'd sell his mother for a nickel or a vote. If you are dumb enough to fall for this, god help you.

    Posted by: melvin | Jun 14, 2014 9:55:31 PM


  13. @Melvin:

    And so would Hillary. But if you want a candidate who can win the White House, that's basically what you get.

    Posted by: kipp | Jun 14, 2014 11:02:47 PM


  14. I don't want a GOP candidate to win anything but their primary.

    Posted by: steve talbert | Jun 15, 2014 3:29:30 AM


  15. He is probably the only high profile republican who has a chance to win on national election, but i don't think he has a chance on the republican election.

    The tea party will cost Republicans a lot of elections. Maybe they will score small wins that will be celebrated like a second comming but in the end, nothing movilize democrat voters like an extreme candidate. Even moderate republican will vote for a democrat before a tea party candidate.

    And even if a more or less moderate is chosen, that candidate, like Rommey, will be damaged by the image and his words, that will go to the extreme to be elected

    Posted by: jjose712 | Jun 15, 2014 7:03:56 AM


  16. ..As a relocated Texan (let's hear it for Maine!) I have limited interest in what Chris Christie has to say, but this "issue" with Rick Perry's comment is sort of hilarious (if it wasn't so tragic) because It illustrates, once again that one "can't fix stupid"...Perry=Stupid...easy equation to understand.

    Posted by: thom | Jun 15, 2014 7:29:26 AM


  17. This statement will surely excite the gay republican. By today's standards, Christie is the best the GOP has to offer and that's not saying much.

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Jun 15, 2014 8:15:43 AM


  18. What a huge cop out.

    Posted by: Joseph Singer | Jun 15, 2014 10:38:55 PM


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