Christie actually had the audacity to declare that Governor Paul LePage is a "good man" who just said a bad thing. I am paraphrasing now, but basically he said that the governor apologized for it, and now it's time for us to all move on.
Christie excused the man's racism and doltish behavior by saying that he was born poor and a had a very hard upbringing, as if that's an excuse. He wanted to know if we didn't all make statements like this from time to time.
Sorry Chris, we can't move on; not just yet. The man is a governor and you are running to be president of the United States. Insulting an entire community with asinine stereotypes is not something you just apologize for (sort of) and move on. (BTW, the real D-Money is white.) Sadly, if you are a bi-racial person living in the state of Maine, you are probably calling U-Haul as you read this. Your governor has just put a scarlet letter on you.
Chris Christie in his capacity as a presidential candidate, cannot just declare that it's alright to make such comments and that we should all move on from them. At some point Chris Christie has to cut his racist friend loose. He might not want to, but politics demands it. (I see you Rev. Wright.)
I have to give it to the governor, though, he hit the holy racist grail with his comments: Black drug dealers sexually assaulting innocent white girls. Just wow!
Again, one of the sad aspects of this story, is that Chris Christie, a man who is trying to become the leader of the free world, found it necessary to defend this cretin.
But we get it, Chris is trying hard to catch a man in the presidential primary who actually has white supremacist making robocalls for him. Hey, it's tough keeping up with the racists these days. The bar has been set very
But hey, I am not alone with my outrage.
"For anyone who truly loves Maine, it’s no longer just embarrassing to see this state’s once proud name reduced to so many national punch lines. It’s agonizing.
It’s also beyond counterproductive: The longer LePage portrays his state as a backwater of ignorance and intolerance, the less attractive Maine appears to the newcomers – of every age, religion and ethnicity – we so desperately need.
Instead, we get this endorsement from the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer, described by the Southern Poverty Law center as one of the leading hate websites on the Internet: “Maine Governor Calls Out Black Drug-Dealers for Impregnating ‘Young White Girls’ … Excellent. Hail LePage!” [Source]
"Hail Christie, and Hail Trump.
*Pic from huffingtonpost.com