In little to no time, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has become one of the most beloved and admired conservatives in the country. Christie, a son of an Irish father and a Sicilian mother, has a simple approach to politics: he’s always honest, afraid of no one, and speaks truth to power. If some people don’t want to hear the truth because they fear it, well, that’s their problem. He says what he believes, and he does what he says, the consequences be damned.
At a time when Washington D.C. is controlled by ideological leftists who are constantly pushing a radical progressive agenda, and conservatives in the nation’s capitol are deemed too weak kneed and civil by many conservatives, they consider Governor Christie’s style a fresh breath of air. Finally, conservative activists seem to believe, there is one of them in a position of power who holds no barrels and takes no prisoners.
While the Right adores The Phenomenon from New Jersey, the Left has come to loath him. They hate him because he’s willing to take them on, and refuses to retreat, even when he’s under fire from the nation’s most powerful unions.
Here are the top five moments of Governor Christie showing progressives his teeth. Watch and enjoy.