I may disagree with Chris Christie over politics, but he always seemed like a fairly smart guy. I’ve even complimented him in the past.
Then he decided he wanted to be President.
In order to be a Republican President, you have to win the Republican primaries. And in order to do that, you have to be a member of the Stupid Party. Primary voters are always at the extreme end of the political spectrum (Democrats, too) — so in the Republican primaries, that means you need to appeal to the anti-science, anti-immigrant, anti-women’s rights, anti-gay rights Tea Party types.
Christie began by ignoring the fact that a majority of the people who elected him in New Jersey favor gay marriage, by coming out against it and even vetoing the bill to allow it in his state.
Now he’s siding with the anti-science crowd over vaccinations. Vaccinations! I still can’t believe this is even an issue. “Medicine is the work of evil scientists who want to cure everyone!” WTF is wrong with these people?
Admittedly, the anti-vaccination people also include many stupid liberals who believe in crystals and magic and other nonsense, but Christie is using this issue to side with the anti-government crowd. He says he vaccinates his kids but he doesn’t like the fact that the government forces him to do so. You know, the stupid position.
Some politicians like Bobby Jindal are frustrated by this, literally telling his fellow Republicans “We have to stop being the ‘Stupid Party.'” But then even Jindal is toning up the stupidity in order to appeal to the base, by allowing creationism to be taught in the schools and otherwise appealing to the stupids.
And it really doesn’t help that Christie’s campaign committee is “Leadership Matters For America.Org” — or LMFAO.