The leftist attack dogs are in a feeding frenzy when it comes to potential Republican presidential candidates. Last week one attacked Herman Cain, after is surprise victory in the Florida straw poll. They also fear the potential candidacy of New Jersey’s Chris Christie and have started their attacks on the Governor.
The Left’s attacks on conservatives often are personal, rather than based on policies. If the conservative is a woman, they often question her intelligence. With Herman Cain, some have incredibly called him “racist”.
As for Governor Christie initial attacks are starting based on his weight. On last Thursday’s NBC’s “Today“, the attacks on Christie’s weight included the following:
Co-host Savannah Guthrie: “There’s kind of this conventional wisdom among the political chattering class that someone as heavy as Chris Christie-” Dr. Nancy Snyderman interjected: “As fat as he is.” Guthrie continued: “… would not be elected.”
Star Jones: “You are so sweet the way you put that. You’re really asking us will America elect a fat president?”
Donny Deutsch: ” If he’s [Christie's] not disciplined enough to keep himself healthy, is he disciplined enough to make the tough decisions for our country? … If he’s not in charge of himself, can he be in charge of country?”
This is an incredible exchange. These Progressives who often promote the acceptance of any lifestyle are unwilling to accept Christie’s overindulgence in food. They question whether Christie’s obesity make him unfit from a health standpoint to be president, but never ask whether Barack Obama’s addiction to cigarettes inhibits his ability to lead.
The entire exchange on Today is posted below. It is evident that the attack on Christie’s weight is yet another attempt by the Left to avoid discussing the real issues that affect this Country.
Today; Thursday September 29, 2011
SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: I want to move to another pretty controversial topic. Chris Christie, New Jersey’s governor, is all in the news this week and there’s speculation yet again that he may get into this presidential race, no matter how many times he’s denied it. But it does raise a question. There’s kind of this conventional wisdom among the political chattering class that someone as heavy as Chris Christie…
NANCY SNYDERMAN: As fat as he is.
GUTHRIE: …would not be elected.
STAR JONES: You are so sweet the way you put that. You’re really asking us, will America elect a fat president?
GUTHRIE: Well, Star, you said it.
DONNY DEUTSCH: Yeah, what do you think? What do you think?
JONES: What, as the resident used-to-be-fat-girl?
DEUTSCH: Yeah, I mean, you know.
JONES: Honestly, there’s a lot of prejudice against people who are overweight. People who are overweight or obese or grossly obese.
SNYDERMAN: But does it get in his way of becoming president?
DEUTSCH: No, I’m going to flip it-
JONES: I actually do think, if we look back to history, if you look at like Nixon and Kennedy, America looked at the two of them, one looked like the little troll from the Lord of the Rings and the other looked like Harrison Ford.
DEUTSCH: I want to give – but I want to give the opposite perspective. Traditionally, obviously there is a bias, but I think now that people are looking for the quintessential outsider, the quintessential non-politician-
GUTHRIE: I was going to say, does that add to his authenticity?
DEUTSCH: I think it does. Wait a second, he doesn’t look like a politician. He doesn’t-
JONES: But we want a healthy government, we want a healthy person.
DEUTSCH: No, that’s another issue, he doesn’t look – he looks like me. But there are two down side issues. Number one, can he handle the physical rigors of a race? And number two, and this is – please, I’m not taking a knock at overweight people because a lot of people have health issues – if it’s not something where he can’t control it, if he’s not disciplined enough to keep himself healthy, is he disciplined enough to make the tough decisions for our country? You know, it’s self-discipline. And once again, people who struggle with weight have struggles but you kind of go, ‘Wait a second, is he really – if he’s not in charge of himself can he be in charge of country?’
GUTHRIE: Is it a health issue?
SNYDERMAN: Well, he’s not healthy. I mean, he’s probably pre-diabetic. If he doesn’t have high blood pressure, he soon will be. I’m sure his knees hurt, his feet hurt, his hips hurt.
JONES: I can guarantee all that.
SNYDERMAN: He’s morbidly obese, so I can tell you he’s not healthy. But it’s interesting about leadership. Do we want our leaders to look like us? If so, two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Or do we want a leader to lead in a different way? And I think we some – we’ve blurred the lines with that.
DEUTSCH: Yeah, we’ve blurred the lines, there’s two sides to it.
GUTHRIE: But if we vote for people based on cosmetics, I mean, you have to ask yourself if that’s what you get?