FOOLED AGAIN. Just when I was beginning to think that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wasn't as crazy as all those presidential wannabes who keep showing up for the TV debates, he turned up at the Reagan library sounding like Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry et al. As the keynote speaker, which was bound to pop a few forehead veins in his conservative audience, he launched into the class warfare thing that could have the makings of a new Hollywood film noir.
I won't keep you in suspense to learn the exciting plot. In so many words, he blamed President Obama of pandering to the poor at the expense of the rich. Or as he put it, Obama is "telling those who are scared and struggling that the only way their lives can get better is to diminish the success of others..[by] insisting that we must tax and take and demonize those who have already achieved the American dream."
Unfortunately, much of that self-serving dream was created by Wall Street, which has shown no interest in giving up its largesse, no matter what Obama or anybody else thinks of it. As for the scared strugglers, Guv, aren't there an army of them living in Newark, New Jersey , who have no hope of ever having a desk on the carpet at the Bank of America or Goldman Sachs? (As long as we're at it, that would include Middle Class America, too.)
But his Reagan library audience would have been shocked to hear a back-east Republican type tarnish America's high rollers. So I must ask: Who will play Christie in the Hollywood movie now that Sidney Greenstreet has moved on?