Dem gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono is a real progressive. That’s why the national Dems won’t help her.
Christie is neither a moderate, nor politically brave. So he tries to split the difference. Barbara Buono, on the other hand, is an honest-to-God progressive. Obama is trying to help Christie get reelected and ignoring the Dem. You know what to do – give money!
Gov. Chris Christie said he would again veto a same-sex marriage bill if it reaches his desk, and that Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a ban on federal benefits for same-sex married couples will have no effect on New Jersey, one of a handful of states that allows civil unions.
Appearing on TownSquare Media’s “Ask the Governor,” program Wednesday night, Christie said he remains opposed to gay marriage but is willing to put the question to voters.
“What I’ve said all along is what I said when I vetoed the last one, ‘let the people decide,'” Christie said. “You’re talking about changing an institution that’s over 2,000 years old. The Democrats are putting an increase in the minimum wage on the ballot. That’s important enough to put on the ballot but gay marriage is not?”
Christie, who said he supports civil unions, also criticized the federal court for the ruling, levying a criticism typically reserved for New Jersey’s highest court.
“It’s just another example of judicial supremacy rather than having a government run by the people we actually vote for,” he said. “I thought it was a bad decision, but it has no effect on New Jersey at all so we move from here.”
Sen. Barbara Buono, the Democrat running against Christie for governor and the parent of an adult gay daughter, called for an override of Christie’s veto to be held Thursday. But a spokesman for Senate President Steve Sweeney said that won’t happen.
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Sweeney thinks he’s got Christie on his side, when he needs him for legislation Sweeney wants.
He is a fool. Put not your trust in Christie, Steve.
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