NOM: Chris Christie Will Never Be President Now

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is on an uninterrupted losing streak, so it’s not surprising that president Brian Brown is lashing out at Chris Christie for being a traitor to the cause. After serving as the sole roadblock to marriage equality in New Jersey, Christie came to recognize that a giant wrecking ball in the form of the state Supreme Court was swinging his way and decided to fold. With election day just two weeks away, the move conveniently eliminates the one major irritant that voters may have had with him.

None of which moves Brown in his blog post. After complaining about “an activity judiciary running amok,” Brown aim at Christie. “Still, we are extremely disappointed in Governor Chris Christie for withdrawing the state’s appeal of the underlying decision, effectively throwing in the towel on marriage,” Brown wrote. “The mark of a leader is to walk a principled walk no matter the difficulty of the path. Chris Christie has failed the test, abandoning both voters and the core institution of society – marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”

One metaphor wasn’t enough for this failure, so we have a towel-less Christie walking down the road while failing an exam.

NOM wants to make it clear that Christie will suffer for his deed. “As far as we are concerned, it’s a disqualifying failure,” Brown says. “His surrender on marriage effectively surrenders any chance he might have had to secure the GOP nomination for president.”

While Christie clearly has presidential ambitions, his path to the White House has bigger hurdles to surmount than NOM. Still, Brown’s complaint will add to fears that Christie isn’t a true believer, and given a party dominated by a base dependent on purity, that’s not going to help Christie.

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  • macmantoo

    Life’s a bitch isn’t Brian Brown?

  • Teleny

    They don’t allow pigs in the White House anyway.

  • TheMarc

    Well, he wasn’t going to win anyway. Christie’s principal appeal to moderates and independents was his “everyman” sensibilities coupled with his willingness to stray from the party rhetoric. Barack Obama has a similar appeal. Christie’s mistake is his gay marriage stance which sounds a little to much like the typical Republican party rhetoric. He knew and we knew in order to appeal to the more far right base (which seems to have taken over the Republican party,) he would have to stand against gay marriage, among other things. People are leaning toward politicians that don’t look and sound like politicians. His anti-gay marriage stance was obviously political and that’s what’s going to hurt him.

  • BJ McFrisky

    @Teleny: If what you say is true, then I guess Hillary should abandon any White House aspirations, too. I mean, she’s overweight as well, so this disqualifies her, yes?
    Ah, the unwitting tools of the Left . . .

  • Cam

    Funny how NOM made no comment about Christie never winning the governor’s race in New Jersey because he did this.

    I mean after all if people are SO against gays, this should REALLY upset all the voters of New Jersey wouldn’t it? (Smirk)

  • Cam

    @BJ McFrisky:

    Please articulate what you mean by “The Left” after all, you are so quick to defend Christie who wanted to deny gays civil rights. You are incredibly quick to attack anybody on here who disagrees with the bigots in the military who claimed that not being allowed to discriminate against gays was a violation of their freedom of religion, so please BJ, since you always want to support the folks who are anti-gay, enlighten us with your reasons for supporting all of these politicians who are anti-gay.

    Now is your big chance.

  • Ronbo

    Let’s stop giving NOM any attention please; they only have a handful of members. You destroy attention hogs by ignoring them.

    And please, stop calling him Christie Kreme. Just the thought of his kreme makes me gag. Now YOU are gagging, Right?

  • BJ McFrisky

    @Cam: You ask what I mean by “the unwitting tools of the Left”? Really?

    Like I said, those of you who love to harp on Christie’s weight as a character shortcoming would never, ever, never-ever say the same about a fat liberal (examples include Michael Moore, Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O’Donnell, and most poor people). This makes you a tool. A hypocritical tool, at that. A hypocritical tool with his head in the sand. Your attitude that you have carte blanche to attack anyone’s physicality because their politics differ from yours—this, too, a tool makes.

    May you forever remain a thin, young, good-looking, and all-around perfect tool. We’re all in awe of your superiority to the rest of us plebian commoners. Forgive me my birth, O Perfect One.

  • Cam

    @BJ McFrisky:

    Actually BJ, once again you have avoided the actual question so you could create a question you weren’t asked. I asked what your definition of “The Left” was since you seem to be opposed to it.

    Secondly, you have posted MULTIPLE defenses of Christie’s weight and yet I have never once….ever heard you say you disagreed with his anti-gay bigotry.

    Your hysterical attacks on anybody mentioning his weight seem to be a convenient deflection from the fact that you would seem to agree with his opinion on gay rights as you have never once said anything different.

  • Ottoman

    Thiose who use their bibles to hurt other people, as Chrisite does when he invokes the 2000 year tradition of marriage, deserve to be called out on their own hypocrisy. Gluttony is a sin and gluttons must be avoided. Christie’s god says so.

  • BJ McFrisky

    Dear Cam,

    “The Left” means liberals, plain and simple. Hardcore Democrats. I mean, Jesus, if you honestly couldn’t figure that out on your own, well . . .

    You say “bigot,” I say “brainwashed Catholic.” THAT’S why I’ve never called him an anti-gay bigot. As far as marriage is concerned, it’ll eventually come to all states, so I’m just going to be patient. If that upsets you, then that’s your hang-up, not mine.

    ps – If you were ever civil in your requests for clarification and less of a fight-picker, I might be more inclined to respond to your demands. Your rudeness upstages your opinion just about every time you hit the keyboard.


  • LandStander

    @BJ McFrisky: Oh here he goes again, one idiot makes a fat joke and here comes BJ to say LIBERALS ARE BAD MMKAY?

  • BJ McFrisky

    @LandStander: Mmmkay.

  • Atomicrob

    Brown will be out of a job in a few years. He’s making hay while the sun shines, for now.

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