Rand Paul Slams Chris Christie for Grandstanding on Sandy Aid & Attacking NRA

Yesterday on the the Laura Ingraham Show Rand Paul slammed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for bashing the NRA and grandstanding on Hurricane Sandy aid. Christie bashed the NRA earlier this week.

Political Ticker reported, via FOX Nation:

In an interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, Paul mentioned Christie as an example of a high-profile Republican who’s not standing up for Second Amendment rights in the ongoing gun control debate.

Christie made headlines Thursday for going off about a new NRA political attack ad that makes mention of the president’s children. Calling the commercial “reprehensible,” Christie said the organization lost credibility with the spot.

Paul, however, said Christie was hurting his own party.

“You have some Republicans backing down like Christie backing down and criticizing the NRA, and I think that doesn’t do us any good,” Paul said. “So I think Republicans do need to stand more firmly on this issue.”

Asked why he thought Christie was going after the NRA, Paul said the governor may be trying to shore up votes for a potential bid down the road. He also pointed to Christie’s biting comments against House Speaker John Boehner earlier this month for delaying a vote in the House on the $60 billion-plus federal aide package for Superstorm Sandy.

“I think he may be solidifying his support with Democrats in New Jersey and maybe liberal Republicans. If he wishes to do something nationally, I think criticizing the Second Amendment movement and the over-the-top, ‘give me my money’ stuff, ‘I want all sixty billion now or I’ll throw a tantrum’–I don’t think that’s going to play well in the Republican primary.”

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  • Elizabeth

    I used to think Christie was THE guy for President.
    Now I know he’s just a piece of dung.

  • Pink Tie Republican

    All that blubber has eaten into what is left of his brain. Should run as a dem next time.

  • Kate

    Christie isn’t even a RINO. He’s just a plain ole stupid Demorat.

  • Granny

    Sorry, Chris Christie has made it absolutely clear that he is no more Republican than he is the Man in the Moon.

    Time for Christie to change parties.

  • cavt

    Love Rand–not afraid to call it as it is. Beginning to wonder if Christie was a dem plant with the purpose to cause the havoc to the GOP he is now doing.

  • Ray

    Now Rand. Try and find a like minded candidate to take on Bitch McConnell in the 2014 primary.

  • owl

    Agree with all above comments.

    My take on Christie? Sore Loser Christie. I noticed it when he got the prime spot at convention. Did he take all the energy out of the room or not? Think he is kin to Obama with his Me, Me, Me speech. This piece of backstabbing crap thought he would get the VP and when he didn’t, he did a Obama.

    I can’t stand the backstabbers like Christie, McCain, Newman, Hagel, and especially Collin Powell. I do not know words low enough for the first or last one on that list.

  • debiesam

    Chris Christie has been a HUGE disappointment. We thought he was the guy to really articulate our cause. Clearly he’s not. However, Rand Paul has been a delight and a surprise. I like him more and more.

  • xkaydet65c

    Christie has always been for gun control in the extreme. It seems to have been required for employment in the DoJ. Giuliani holds the exact same views. So this is not a surprise. Also, if you had seen Christie’s reaction when a teacher union rep asked him why it was okay for him to affect changes in public schools when his kids went to Catholic school you would not be surprised at his reaction to the NRA ad.

  • democraps suck

    Just another overweight blubbering demo-turd in republican clothing…..

  • midusdew

    Looks like your talking out the side of you anus. I hardly doubt that if there was a all out ban on guns. Opinko and you would make and executive order and pull security away from guarding you and your kids.

    But the rest of us have live fish in a barrellel is that it…..

    your a disgracefull human pig….

  • Ray

    Christie is more like an old-time big city Democrat boss,ala Richard J.Daley. Never got the excitement over him. Just a northeastern lout.

  • Swifty

    Christie should be attending the inaugural event since he is such good friends with all of those who will actually be there.

  • Lim Lynn

    The list of proposals that Democrats would rather you didn’t see, can be seen below.

    1. Confiscation of “assault weapons”
    2. Confiscation of ten round clips
    3. Statewide database for ALL Guns
    4. Continue to allow pistol permit holder’s information to be released to the public
    5. Label semiautomatic shotguns with more than 5 rounds or pistol grips as “assault weapons”
    6. Limit the number of rounds in a magazine to 5 and confiscation and forfeiture of banned magazines
    7. Limit possession to no more than two (2) magazines
    8. Limit purchase of guns to one gun per person per month
    9. Require re-licensing of all pistol permit owners
    10. Require renewal of all pistol permits every five years
    11. State issued pistol permits
    12. Micro-stamping of all guns in New York State
    13. Require licensing of all gun ammo dealers
    14. Mandatory locking of guns at home
    15. Fee for licensing, registering weapons

  • Patty

    “You have some Republicans backing down like Christie backing down and criticizing the NRA, and I think that doesn’t do us any good,” Paul said. “So I think Republicans do need to stand more firmly on this issue.”

    First comment, YOU DO NOT HAVE A REPUBLICAN. And Paul is absolutely correct. Congressman Paul will not waiver and he is one among many with a spine. He realizes that Obama has no conception nor does Christie that the Constitution is the law of the land. We have a debt that is increasing each day. We have Governmental departments that have frittered money away and inadequate people who aren’t handling the tax payers money properly or we would not have an aid problem. And for our second amendment rights if Christie can’t read the Constitution he shouldn’t be Governor of even a Dog Kennel.

    When a Politician grandstands I see trouble and it is in duplicate with Christie.

  • Patty

    The Big Sandy Hook Newtown Lie: No Children Killed with Rifles – No Rifles in School – Lanza Used Handguns

    NBC is reporting that Adam Lanza did not take rifles inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. He did not use a rifle, deemed an “assault weapon” by the administration and media to kill and wound. To repeat, no rifles were found inside the school. Lanza reportedly had four handguns with him. How many of those handguns were used in the killings isn’t known, or at least not included in this report. See the video below.
    Adam Lanza

    Adam Lanza

    Kyle Becker at Independent Journal Review:

    The correspondent [in the video below] makes it clear over and over again that he confirmed this information with federal and state officials. Now, a lot of media reports contradict this one, but somebody’s lying. The report that an ‘AR-15-style’ assault rifle was in the trunk of murderer Adam Lanza’s car is up for dispute as well. If one examines footage from police breaking into Lanza’s car, one sees police clearing a round from a “long gun of some type” that does not appear to be ‘AR-15 style’ or ‘assault-style.’

    Whether or not the mainstream media are intentionally spreading disinformation about the Sandy Hook elementary tragedy, there is one thing for certain: not only are violent crime rates at a modern low and going down, but only 323 homicides were committed by rifles in 2011. That includes hunting rifles, assault rifles, military style rifles, semi-automatic rifles and whatever label one comes up with, regardless of magazine or clip capacity.

    In a nation of 311 million people, the odds of being killed by a rifle is about one homicide per million people, which is far less than the odds of being murdered by a blunt object. (Read more at the link above)

    See the video of the “long gun” here. http://www.ijreview.com/2013/01/30208-nbc-admits-no-assault-rifle-used-in-newtown-shooting/


  • CW

    If it walks like a rino, talks like a rino, and looks like a rino, he’s probably a rino.

  • Lim Lynn

    Low info voters ignores any facts no many how many times women and girls who were train how to protect themselves from intruders who surely rape them.

  • Lim Lynn

    Hundreds came out gun appreciation day after Traitor in Chief sweeping Gun Control effort.

  • chas

    Boss Hog!