New Jersey Governor Chris Christie On Obama: ‘Probably The Weakest President I’ve Seen In My Lifetime’

Okay, you know Obama’s self-assessment: fourth greatest president ever.  And moving up.

What does successful New Jersey Governor Chris Christie think of Obama’s “accomplishments”?

Gov. Christie calls Obama ‘probably the weakest president I’ve seen in my lifetime’
Published: Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 10:12 AM     Updated: Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 12:14 PM
By Jenna Portnoy/Statehouse Bureau

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie blasted President Barack Obama while talking up what he called accomplishments rooted in compromise in New Jersey, during a playful appearance today on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.


Early in the 20-minute segment, Christie touted what he said was his record of working with the Democratic legislature. “Look at what we’ve gotten done,” he said. “Two percent property tax (cap). Interest arbitration cap, sweeping pension and benefit reform. All done in a bipartisan way. Did I get every bit of what I wanted? No.”

“There is always a boulevard that exists between getting everything you want and compromising your principals. Sometimes it’s narrow, sometimes it’s broad. A leader’s job is to navigate on to that boulevard.”

The state Assembly Democrats see it differently. “The governor speaks a good game,” spokesman Tom Hester Jr . said, “but conveniently skips over the fact that a focal point of his tenure has been zealously protecting tax cuts for millionaires over property tax relief for middle class families and seniors. Working families have not been his priority.”

Christie later criticized Obama as “probably the weakest president I’ve seen in my lifetime,” and said, “I’ve had to face much tougher things in New Jersey from a political perspective than he has.”


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I know what you’re thinking: how can the president who brought us the “beer summit” be only the fourth greatest president?  Lincoln never held a beer summit to resolve great and weighty issues, did he?

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One Response to “New Jersey Governor Chris Christie On Obama: ‘Probably The Weakest President I’ve Seen In My Lifetime’”

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