On Sunday night in Exeter, it was official: There just might be no politician in America better at shouting down protesters than Chris Christie.
Turning out a crowd of hundreds at Exeter High School for a Mitt Romney rally just two days before Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, the New Jersey governor drowned out a pack of Occupy Wall Street protesters who piped up at various points with chants of "Mitt kills jobs" and "Christie kills jobs."
"Oh really," Christie replied in acid tones when protesters began the chant. He pivoted to an attack on President Obama, accusing him of dividing the country and fueling the anger of young people like those being shouted down by Romney’s supporters.
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“Really?” said Christie, as soon as protestors interrupted him, the second outburst of the night from the group, who had already gone after Romney. “You know, something may go down tonight, but it ain’t going to be jobs, sweetheart.”
“See it’s this confusion that’s out there because if she was in New Jersey like these Jersey girls out there she would know that we’ve created 60,000 new private sector jobs after Jon Corzine killed 120,000,” Christie said. “And if she wasn’t so blinded by her Barack Obama-induced anger, she’d know that American jobs are coming back when Mitt Romney is the next president of the United States, and if she wasn’t so disorientated by the loss of hope and change she’d understand that Mitt Romney is the hope for America’s future.”
Christie continued on, going further to blame the protestor’s anger on Obama.
“See, beware, this is a warning, this is a cautionary tale, be inspired by someone who has built a life that America can be proud of, not by a Chicago ward politician,” Christie said. “I doubt he is, but I hope the president’s watching. I have a message for you Mr. President. This is the type of disoriented anger your cynicism and your division is causing in our country. Bring our country together, stop dividing it, Mr. President.
“On second thought, Mr. President, if you’re up there in the family quarters of the White House, put your feet up and don’t worry about it. Mitt Romney’s going to bring America together,” Christie added.
As the crowd erupted, Christie continued in the forceful manner that made many Republicans wish he had entered the race.
"See, beware -- this is a warning, this is a cautionary tale to be inspired by someone who has built a life that America can be proud of, not by a Chicago ward politician," he said. "I doubt he is, but I hope the president's watching. I have a message for you, Mr. President: This is the type of disoriented anger your cynicism and your division is causing in our country. Bring our country together -- stop dividing it, Mr. President."
Jane Ford, a 50-year-old from New Market, who had three Romney buttons pinned to her shirt and carried campaign signs, said she was inspired by the speculation that Romney could choose Christie as his vice president. "If this country was blessed enough to have both of them," she said. "America would be the shining city on top of the hill again."
Her co-worker at an insurance company, Penny Haslan, 48, a registered Democrat, is also excited by the prospect. "(Christie) is the muscle, and Romney’s got more of the polish," she said. "I’ve always voted straight ticket, but this makes me think twice."