If Chris Christie were a People of Anything Else
Friday, September 30, 2011 at 04:15pm 25 Comments
About one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese.
So why is this a problem for Chris Christie? Because he is not in a liberally protected class:
“Liberals, who embrace diversity of all other kinds — who demand quotas for transgender kindergarten teachers in public schools — these selfsame liberals have the unmitigated gall to encourage discrimination against a truly oppressed group: people of weight.”
Which leads to stuff like this:
If he were a People of Anything Else, would we dare?
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because he doesn’t vote a certain way.
… and here I thought we had already explored the last battlefield for civil rights, those of “ugly people”
Stop discrimination against the GMF community now!!
LukeHandCool (who welcomes acronymically-challenged social-justice activists to join him in the fight for the Generously Marbled Flesh community’s rights, right now!)
Does Eugene Robinson have anything to say about our obviously overweight SURGEON GENERAL? QED
All that post tells me is that Joshua Brown is a pig.
“That’s not a very liberal attitude. It’s discriminatory. It’s patronizing. It’s coercive.”
Actually, “discriminatory, patronizing and coercive” pretty well sum up my experience with liberal attitudes.
I have issues with Christie about AGW but this is juvenile.
Dang! That looks like _my_ ToDo list.
If it wasn’t for Christie’s anti-civil rights stance re: the 2nd Amendment I could seriously consider supporting him. Oh wait? His pro-islam stance kind of sucks too, now that I think about it.
I wonder if Joshua Brown has looked in a mirror lately or dared to step on a scale…I think he knows the McGriddle very well which is probably why he put it on the list.
When critiques of his policies fail, call him fat.
That’s the level of maturity found in liberals.
What policies does he have, besides yelling at union thugs? You mean pro-shariah and anti second amd? The Socialists love those.
That’s why it’s so hard for them to give him hell on policies. He’s a wonderful RINO, like McCain and McConnell. They have to resort to schoolyard taunts because he’s practically one of them, except that he doesn’t want to hand the treasury over to Union thugs.
My only concern over his weight is that he MUST have high blood pressure and is a damned good candidate for diabetes 2.
I base this on my own history, which I’m battling now, successfully now, it’s been a long, hard battle.
I have a high pressure job. But I cannot begin to imagine the pressure of a nation-wide campaign or the presidency itself.
My concern on the weight issue is limited to the physical impact. He looks like a walking heart attack/stroke waiting to happen. Others may abuse him on that issue (My understanding is that the guy he took out, incumbent Jon Corzine, took a few shots at him over that issue… and how’d that work out?) but my only concern on the issue is his ability to wiothstand the demands of the job.
He has GOT to lose weight, presidential run or no.
Morbid obesity is hardly a career enhancing trait.
Though I understand where you’re coming from, one would have thought that being addicted to cigarettes would not be career enhancing. But it didn’t impact the chances of the current White House occupant.
Dick Cheney was (and still is) fragile physically. JFK also had health issues, not to mention FDR who died in office. Churchill had a lot going against him, smoker and obese too. But, he managed to be a great leader through a quite stressful world war.
Maybe the health issue is overemphasized and the leadership issue not given enough weight (no pun intended)? I’m a Palin fan so this is not said just because I want Christie to run.
No, we don’t need to make fat a protected class when so much of it is lifestyle choice. Walk. Eat 4 ounces of food six times a day, leave the table, make healthier eating choices. If it’s meds creating the weight gain, all of the above will help keep it in check. Fight the craving and let the stomach shrink. None of this should be legislated. IMO, Christie’s mass shows a lack of discipline. Don’t make the overweight a protected class so taxpayers won’t have to pay fair their voluntary excess or their hurt feelings.
Is there anybody out there who doesn’t have a self-discipline problem in some area of life? How about adultery? [FDR, Eisenhower, JFK, Carter (in thought), Clinton]
There are always easy solutions to other people’s self-discipline problems. It only gets dicey when the subject is our own self-discipline problem(s). 🙂
Please, we, the Patriotic American Conservative people, could care less about that the Liberals, let alone the liberal media says, abut any Republican, and or Conservative..
It’s not Chris Chrisite’s weight that is an issue, it’s his liberal political Crony Republican Party RINOism, that is the problem.!
I saw this yesterday… this seems to be the Democrat party’s current campaign to ‘smear’ Christie.
It worked so well for John Corzine…
Let’s not forget that the CDC changed the BMI “obesity” thresholds back in the 1990s–and voila, we had an obesity explosion overnight!
BMI is a general measure, but the public treats it as an absolute one. There have already been rumblings about Big Brother tracking our kids’ BMI and then hammering the parents if the kids don’t fall within this arbitrary, fallible measure. My kid’s BMI isn’t “normal” because she has large and heavy bones, and she’s tall and physically mature for her age. Does that make me a bad parent? Should she be forced to a Moochelle Obama Fat Kids’ Re-education Camp because of her genes?
I’ve received two campaign donation requests today by e-mail. The first from President Obama, and now this one (excerpted here) from Vice President Biden. They are begging for $3 and offering the chance to join them for dinner. The subject line is titled (I kid you not) “Just two guys.”
I need to ask you one last thing before tonight’s midnight deadline:
If you know you’re going to donate to this campaign eventually, what’s stopping you from doing it right now?
If you’re going to be a part of history in 2012, it’s time to get off the sidelines. [You mean “stop moanin’ and complainin'” again, right?]
This has never been about Barack and me. We’re just two guys …
[“We’re just two guys.” Mr. Vice Presi … er, Joe, er, … Friend, how did you know I’m a sucker for cheesy chick-flick lines like that? “Just two guys”? But … I thought Mr. President liked to compare himself to LeBron and Lincoln and MLK and FDR? And … I’d have sworn you would never consider yourself “just a guy.”]
LukeHandCool (who, on second thought, thinks the “two guys” are less like a couple of daft but lovable chick-flick guys … and … in their disturbingly relentless quest for money … more like a couple of Jessica Walters in “Play Misty for Me.”)
He focuses on the “fat” in the federal government. That’s what pisses off liberals/progressives.
Chris Christie might be fat, but the Democrats are ugly.
Christie can diet.
1/3 of Americans might be fat, but only around 5% are in the Chris Christie category of “really, really fat,” which signifies around a 50% chance of a heart attack or some other incapacitating health problem while President. This isn’t just about public relations or aesthetics.
Commenter K.J. Hinton said the same thing, above.