Ed Driscoll

'Somebody’s Going Down Tonight, But It Ain’t Going to be Jobs, Sweetheart'

I’m not exactly sure what that means, but I’ll bet it sounded great at the time, as Chris Christie “Squares Off with Occupiers at Romney Rally:”


It was a rally for Mitt Romney, but it was Chris Christie who brought the hundreds of attendees to their loudest cheers in the cavernous high school gym.

“We can no longer put up with the most pessimistic man I’ve ever seen in the Oval Office,” Christie told the crowd.

Referring to President Obama’s class warfare rhetoric, Christie said that Obama’s solution was to take “pie” from those who had a bigger “piece,” keep the bulk of it, and then give some to those with a smaller piece. In contrast to that,  “what Mitt Romney believes that the size of the American piece is infinite,” Christie said.

When he was interrupted during his remarks by Occupy protesters shouting, “Christie kills jobs! Christie kill jobs!” Christie deadpanned, “Really?”

“Somebody’s going down tonight, but it ain’t going to be jobs, sweetheart,” Christie rejoined from the stage as the chanting continued from a cluster in the audience. “There’s this confusion that’s out there because if she was in New Jersey … she would know that we created 60,000 new private sector jobs.”

Saying that the female protester was “blinded” by her enthusiasm for Obama, Christie continued, “And if she wasn’t so disoriented by the loss of hope and change, she’d understand that … Mitt Romney is the hope for America’s future.”

The Washington Post adds this anecdote from Christie’s rally for Romney:


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Sunday called President Obama the “most pessimistic man I’ve ever seen” and said he is faking anger to win reelection.

Christie, appearing alongside GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney at a campaign rally at a high school here, accused the president of a cynical effort to redirect the anger of the American people by appearing angry himself.

“I have a suggestion for the president: He doesn’t do angry well,” Christie said. “He understands that the American people are angry and they’re scared and they’re worried about the future. So he’s decided, in the most cynical reelection strategy that you could ever think of, that he doesn’t care if you’re angry, he just wants you to be angry at somebody else.”

Naturally, the Post’s cheerleaders for Mr. Obama seem surprised that somebody would say that he’s “faking anger.” Wouldn’t the shorter list be what Obama isn’t faking as a postmodern performance artist?

Update: Video of the Big Man overcoming his hecklers found via Nice Deb.

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