New Jersey’s Republican Governor, Chris Christie, is angry. But that’s nothing new. Governor Christie has often expressed his anger at President Obama and Democrats.
But, now, since Hurricane Sandy devastated coastal areas of New Jersey at the end of this past October, Governor Christie has been angry at House Speaker John Boehner and, as he puts it, the majority party in the House of Representatives. In other words, he’s angry with his fellow Republicans. This past Tuesday, Governor Christie expressed his outrage, noting that it had been sixty-six days since Sandy struck the New Jersey coast and, despite the fact that Sandy was the second most destructive hurricane in US history, House Speaker Boehner had refused until just two days ago to consider the emergency relief bill, which was finally passed — despite many votes against it by Republican members of the House — by a healthy margin. Nor was Governor Christie alone, for on Wednesday, he joined Democratic Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, in a statement again critical of inaction in Congress.
But is Christie just another Republican who, when presented with his own hardship, becomes a Liberal for a Day — or has Christie actually changed his political philosophy? We’ll just have to wait and see. But his record prior to Sandy will have to speak for itself.
Art-itorial by Barbara Broido. Visit Barbara’s Doodle Blog for more of her art, design work and socio-political commentary.