New Jersey’s governor is one of the most affective in the state’s history at using the bully pulpit — the practice perfected by Teddy Rosevelt.
But instead of the podium, he’s using the platform.
In the age of social media, where sound bites are catalogued by millions on the web, Chris Christie is waging war against anyone who disagrees with him.
To some nobody with less than 500 Twitter followers:
@DanSWright U r wrong again--seems like that is your special talent—
Governor Christie (@GovChristie) May 01, 2012
To the outgoing New Jersey Nets:
Governor Christie (@GovChristie) April 23, 2012
Christie prefers the Rangers and the Cowboys, over the Devils and the Giants.
To his opposition :
Assembly democrats have an 'Obsession' with raising taxes. youtu.be/6NWL5h2pQzg—
Governor Christie (@GovChristie) May 10, 2012
He’s even using social media to do some damage control, and shape his message:
Tenure reform is about valuing teachers. youtube.com/watch?v=rtATbA…—
Governor Christie (@GovChristie) May 08, 2012
It appears, at least to me, that this brand of divisive speech and rhetoric is replacing political discourse.
It’s even more upsetting because — as a person, not a politician — Christie doesn’t seem like that bad of a guy.
But do you know what Chris Christie would say to that?
Shut Up; And, Stop Whining