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Who Is Chris Christie Yelling at Today?

Here, enjoy this video of Chris Christie screaming at a reporter from New York who has the NERVE to ask him a follow-up question about the foreclosure fund. Why is New Jersey dead-last in the nation in terms of implementing a bunch of programs to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, the reporter may have wanted to ask? Or, alternatively, he might have wanted to say something like: that $300,000,000 the feds gave you—why are you not using it to help homeowners? Except we’re not sure what the reporter was trying to ask, because Chris Christie immediately starts yelling about blue moons and New Yorkers from out of town and HOW DARE HE, given that he (the reporter, not Chris Christie, “has his facts wrong”).

Yes, we know! We too are shocked that a Republican is professing to care so much about “facts.” Anyway, this same reporter then filed a report with WABC-TV about the foreclosure crisis in New Jersey, and the fact that Christie is sitting on the funds that are supposed to be helping struggling homeowners.

“Why has it taken so long, more than a year to get the money out to families?” Hoffer asked.

“Because the courts placed a moratorium on foreclosures,” Governor Christie answered.

“No the dispersing of the money. The $300 million?” Hoffer asked.

“The courts placed a moratorium on foreclosures so our policy was put on hold, waiting to see what the courts were ultimately going to do regarding foreclosure. And that’s why we haven’t moved any more quickly than we have already,” Governor Christie answered.

“The moratorium did not stop other states from helping families already facing foreclosure.” Hoffer said.

When Hoffer tried to press the Governor on this, it’s clear he had no real answer.

“Governor, this is an issue facing the state, why are you blowing it off?” Hoffer asked.

“Michael, please help me ignore him, go ahead,” Christie said.

While the governor refuses to answer, families face losing their homes as the denial letters keep coming.

Everyone loves a jolly fat man. Obviously, Christie 2016.


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    1. NorthStarSpanx

      Ironically, Sarah Palin had a lot more cajones on executing programs with questionable legality.

      I'm the mayor, I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can't. -Sarah Palin

    1. sewollef

      You could probably "Friend" him on Facebook…. but be careful he has more than one Facebook page since he's such an enormous zeppelin.

  1. 4TheTurnstiles

    I'll say Bob Harper, because I want to see this fucker get his Biggest Loser Transformation Moment and stop being such a self-hating projecting borderline-personality drama queen.

  2. ChernobylSoup

    Perhaps the courts put a moratorium on foreclosures in order to give people more time to get help from the state? Maybe that wasn't the court's purpose behind the moratorium, but could have been a blessing in disguise anyway?

    Sounds like a good reason to me to stop all state activities related to helping homeowners.*

    *If I was the piece of shit heartless misanthrope of a fat cow governor of a traditionally corrupt state.

  3. Peckerwood_Pete

    I'm surprised the living, breathing version of the Shoney's boy didn't blame the teachers union for this…

  4. hagajim

    Maybe we need to graduate him from Governor Sammiches to governor pizza pie…not sure you can get that gargantuan on sammiches.

  5. UnholyMoses

    "Everyone loves a jolly fat man."

    Well, yeah, sure.

    But what about a mean, total asshole of a fat man?

  6. BaldarTFlagass

    Obviously, the money was funneled to Tony Soprano's construction company by way of a bunch of bogus contracts.

  7. chicken_thief

    Christie is a much nicer person if you catch him coming out of a diner instead of holding him up from going in.

  8. e_z

    He better not be yelling at me, I've been dealing with the phone people and I am not in the fucking mood for his loud yammering.

    1. bikerlaureate

      How does one even do that? Will Michael stick his fingers in the Governor's ears and go "la-la-la-la-la" ?

  9. BaldarTFlagass

    "I like foreclosures. When people in this state suffer, it gives my hero Bruce Springsteen more shit to write songs about. Did I mention that I like Bruce Springsteen? That's right. I'm cool."

  10. Poindexter718

    The whole thing was very confusing.
    You can hear the "beep … beep …beep" and yet Gov. Christie doesn't appear to be backing up.

  11. UnholyMoses

    Maybe Christie's saving the money so that he can pay Bruce Springsteen to play at his birthday party annual angioplasty.

  12. Texan_Bulldog

    Can't wait for him to start running for president. When he holds babies, he'll give them Shaken Baby Syndrome and yell at them until they shit themselves.

  13. SoBeach

    Stupid lamestream media, with their stupid gotcha questions about what public officials are doing with taxpayer money. They only ask questions like that because the governor is a republican. Good for Chris Christie! It's none of that reporter's business!

    1. Mittens Howell, III

      Actually, he wrote this:

      Revolution! you know, like a takeover. Sometimes violent but they can be peaceful. Although , either way can be fraught. Anyway, Revolution!! Oh looky, I still have room for a smiley face … :)

  14. ph7

    “Michael, please help me ignore him, go ahead,” Christie said.

    Christie has an Ignoring Assistant? I wonder what that pays.

  15. LibertyLover

    It's Hard To Be a Saint in the City but if you have a Hungry Heart you can look for the Human Touch down in Jungleland. But if you are Christie, it's Easy Money In the Land of Hopes and Dreams because the homeowners have been Held Up Without a Gun. I hope Christie gets visited by the Ghost of Tom Joad and learns that We Take Care of Our Own.

  16. Hammiepants

    I so hope one of his mob connections, er, WASTE MANAGEMENT CONSTITUENTS caps him and he ends up in a landfill somewhere near Passaic. If there is a big enough landfill.

  17. elviouslyqueer

    “Michael, please help me ignore him, go ahead,” Christie said.

    Funny, I say this every time I see Chris Christie, Mittster, Gillian Ryan… shit, pretty much any Republican who appears in any type of media.

  18. skmind

    Everyone loves a jolly fat man. Obviously, Christie 2016.

    No, not Christie. Newt. America will warm up to Callista as they have to Ann.

    Newt will make sure that space shuttles are equipped with open windows as we establish a lunar base.

    1. LibertyLover

      Perhaps Callista can borrow that lovely leather number that Egg wore on Leno last night. I'm sure she already has the boots to match.

    1. kittensdontlie

      On these occasions, the most practical food for a man of such sophistication, is the meatball sub. Flinging the tomato-sauced balls at a indelicate questioner, will say more than mere words ever could.

  19. Exhausted66

    Christie has a personal foreclosure plan in place where he comes and sits around your house. Because when Chris Christie sits around your house…

  20. LibertyLover

    For the time being his administration will be passing out numbers to reporters to see who will get yelled at next… It will be a lottery during his next presser.

  21. Robman2

    This guy is way too thin skinned to run for national office, he would only appeal to an grey white old men, and by 2016, that demographic will be even smaller than today.

    The Tony Soprano routine is tiresome, can't he see that?

    1. Geminisunmars

      I know. Please don't be hating because he (or someone) is ugly or fat. Be hating because he is evil and hate filled.

  22. rocktonsam

    Chrisco must be upset because the state is giving him less portions for lunch just like the schools in Scott Walker's Wisconsin

  23. Pithaughn

    Ok so the guy is morbidly obese, that does not mean he cannot be an effective executive. Some of these comments are insensitive to fat people you know?
    Personally, I would not vote for him, but I don't think it would be the end of the world if he was POTUS.

  24. RaflcaFlkaFlame

    Blah guy, can you please just FIX NJ Transit? All of this other jumbo bumbo is irrelevant If I have to ride on another car from 1908 or sit on the train for 8.3 hours to get from NY Penn to Newark Airport, then….. well…..

  25. DustBowlBlues

    Will this fat fuck's schtick ever get old in NJ? Surely this phony tub-of-lard will be dead at the polls. By votes.

  26. chascates

    Eventually we'll be treated to a video showing his fatal heart attack during an anger jag. It will become one of the most memorable video clips of the 21st century and be set to hundreds of songs.

  27. docterry6973

    A cheap bully and loudmouth. The perpetual sneer and the bluster disgust me. Can you imagine Christie on the international stage? Trying to bully the UK or Germany as if their leaders are Jersey City aldermen? I so hope that we see Christie heading the GOP ticket in 16. All of my fake IDs will be voting against him.

  28. Negropolis

    "What did you do with the money?" is the first question any good reporter in New Jersey should ask…about anything. Where the money go? To the Mafia. They've got the best guy on the inside any money could buy, now.

  29. ttommyunger

    I am depressed…All these cheap shots and ad hominem attacks about the Governor's obesity simply detract from the real issue: which is that he is a flaming asshole.

  30. Joey_Blau

    well.. uh.. the reporter kinda messed it up.. he had one question, and said he had another. and Christie said ok what is it .. and the guy went off on a speach.. which pisses Christie off. The reporter was trying to run th press conference by making a speach and not asking a question.

    He should have gone right to "Why not help those already forclosed on?" instead of his statements.

    not that Christie isn't a blowhard or anything.

  31. stitch94133

    Anyone who thinks this bag of shit will be a contender in 2016 probably is in the same league with people who think Mittens can pull off 2012.

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