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Chris Christie Sends Obamacare Back To Kitchen

Tear down this wall!... oh wait, no, don'tThe rightful good Governor Sandwiches of New Jersey, after weeks of speculation about whether he would veto a bill setting up Obamacare health exchanges in his state, has obviously done that. Now hundreds of thousands of people in New Jersey, lest the feddy gov step in, will have to continue receiving health care by their traditional method of rubbing grease on their bums and doing heroin. What else was Christie to do, though? The Obamacare legal atmosphere is too uncertain to be… doin’ stuff… also *cough cough* vice president *cough* *vomit*.

From NJ.com:

“While I appreciate the Legislature’s attempt to find steady policy footing in these shifting legal sands, I am concerned that a hastily created exchange in New Jersey will impose unnecessary obligations upon the state’s citizens,” according to the governor’s veto statement released today.

“I believe the better course of action for New Jersey is to continue to monitor the ever-changing landscape surrounding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and to refrain from imposing its mandates upon our citizens until outstanding issues are settled and the required course if action is clear,” according to the statement.

So it’s a timing issue? Then he’ll surely put them in place immediately after the court makes its decision, if that decision is to uphold. But then vice presidents aren’t be picked until late August, so… well, more shifty sands, there. (Of course, to never set up the exchanges means that the federal government will do it instead and we can’t imagine many Republican governors want that, what with the lack of sovereignty. But try explaining that to their bases, who don’t listen to human words.)

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Christie has already taken preliminary steps to form an exchanges by successfully applying for $8.7 million in planning and research grants from the Obama administration. It is unclear what will happen to that money.

Oh, just examine the revenues at central-Jersey Sizzler restaurants over the past couple of months, you should find it there.

[NJ.com]

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97 comments

  1. Barb

    He spent the 8.7 million dollars to change the state motto to:

    New Jersey, the Olive Garden State

      1. mookwrthwilson

        Yet it's New York's garbage that gets shipped there because Staten Island is now full…

        1. mookwrthwilson

          I'm from Joisey too…but I hope the Rangers first take care of the Caps, and then sweep the Satans.

          1. Barb

            Mook, I am still heartbroken over the Flyers losing. I dreaded the prospect of playing the Rangers because I know that the Rangers are a superior team.

  2. nounverb911

    "Chris Christie Sends Obamacare Back To Kitchen"
    Was it under cooked? Did the chef spit on it?

  3. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    If there is anyone who knows about how to be healthy, it is Chris Christie.

  4. BaldarTFlagass

    "It is unclear what will happen to that money."

    It's fucking Jersey. I'll hazard a guess.

  5. DaRooster

    Like a little fucking kid-
    "Of course I want you buy me an ice cream… you stupid bitch!"

    Fuck you, you fat fuck.

  6. Maman

    He just wants the citizens of New Jersey to enjoy the same level of health that he has. Whether they want it or not.

  7. BaldarTFlagass

    I see what he did there, "shifting sands" indeed. We used to play that game when I was kid when we wanted to cuss but there was an authority figure present.

    "Aw, man, shut the f…ront door!"
    "Dude, you're full of shi…fting sands!"

  8. bumfug

    I guess one of the "unnecessary obligations" Obamacare would impose is the obligation to not die in a timely manner, thus causing an inconvenience to the job creators on their way to the country club.

    1. James Michael Curley

      Mandate healthcare on the state level is an unconstitutional intrusion into your life, but mandated limitations on whether you can sue your healthcare provider for malpractice is not.

  9. PubOption

    I see that Christie is pandering to the Jewish voters in the photo. But will the Orthodox vote for a lardass?

    1. tessiee

      "will the Orthodox vote for a lardass?"

      Of course not. Don't be silly; lard is pork.

  10. SayItWithWookies

    If Mitt picks his running mate like a bride picks her bridesmaids, he'll look for someone stupider, meaner and fatter than he is — so Christie's a perfect choice. And the Federal government coming in and heavy-handedly enslaving the people of New Jersey with healthcare options — well that's an issue he wouldn't dare take off the table.

  11. widestanceromance

    This wrecking ball of a man is not fit to run a. . .actually he's just not fit for anything.

  12. DaRooster

    "…$8.7 million in planning and research…"

    More "planning and research" dollars… forget fixing problems… let's just sit around and shoot the shit about it. Fuck I am so sick of this wasteful BS.

  13. mormos

    Not the vp Romney needs, but the vp Romney deserves!
    You know what else Romney deserves?

  14. BaldarTFlagass

    Maybe Christie is what Joe Biden was referring to being a "big fucking deal."

  15. Mittens Howell, III

    Naked Scott Brown pic followed by one of Gov. Christie practicing his sexy moves on a wall!

    Very touching, Wonkette, your sweet bi-partisan celebration of Obama's support for gay marriage.

  16. Mittens Howell, III

    Oh, the sads–when Prince Buttocks finds prayer notes in the wall, and not cheese burgers.

  17. ttommyunger

    "Well, I don't believe the blah, blah, should blah, blah the fine citizens of blah, blah, and as a result I have decided study the blah blah so that blah blah." Shorter version, FIXED!

  18. tessiee

    "Now hundreds of thousands of people in New Jersey, lest the feddy gov step in, will have to continue receiving health care by their traditional method of rubbing grease on their bums and doing heroin."

    God damn lie.
    Our traditional methods are eating zeppoles and Taylor Ham.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pork_roll

    1. ElPinche

      Christie needs as much slack as he can get. He can't even shop at Old Navy (nothing over size 42W)

  19. rickmaci

    "Chris Christie Sends Obamacare Back To Kitchen"

    Jabba probably thought he saw some curly strands of gray hair on his mandate plate.

  20. Arken

    "rubbing grease on their bums"

    Hey pal, this is AMERICA. You better be talking about HOBOS.

  21. VespulaMaculata

    Wanna stop feeling sorry for yourself today? -Some human being actually has the job of laundering Christie's underwear …and it's not you. And how good a reach-around job do you think Chris manages with the Charmin'…?

  22. valthemus

    Weren't health care exchanges a Republican idea? Why does Christie hate Republicans? That un-American commie bastard! Recall!

  23. Nostrildamus

    Christie has already taken preliminary steps to form an exchanges by successfully applying for $8.7 million in planning and research grants from the Obama administration. It is unclear what will happen to that money.

    Pizza. A year's supply.

  24. Schmegeg

    When he suffers a heart attack and the EMTs cant find his insurance card, they can take him to some crack whore hospital.

  25. Tricky_Dick

    He is only against Obamacare because it excludes lipo suction for fat fucks. Sour grapes from the fat ass Gov. I do hear that SlimFast is reimbursable however Go figure…

  26. vaurora

    Hey Wonkette, surely you are creative enough to come up with something other than fat-hating jokes about Chris Christie? It's his politics that are the problem, not his weight.

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