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Chris Christie to Occupy protester: You’re going down, sweetheart

By David Edwards
Monday, January 9, 2012 8:57 EDT
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Chris Christie responds to Occupy Wall Street protester
 
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At a rally for GOP hopeful Mitt Romney Sunday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) called an Occupy Wall Street protester “sweetheart” and told her she was going to “go down.”

Romney was first to be interrupted by the chant “Mitt kills jobs!”

“You know, it’s wonderful to live in a country where people are able to express their views,” the candidate said. “We’re happy to have you guys express your views. Next time, try to do it with more courtesy.”

After Christie took the stage, protesters changed their message to “Christie kills jobs!”

“Really?” Christie sneered, walking towards the protesters in a menacing way. “You know, something may go down tonight, but it ain’t gonna be jobs, sweetheart.”

After the protesters were removed from the event, the New Jersey governor used the opportunity to rant about President Barack Obama, who he had previously called “the most pessimistic man I’ve ever seen in the oval office.”

“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!” Christie exclaimed. “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!”

“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 added. “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.”

Watch this video from WMUR, broadcast Jan 8, 2012.

 
David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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