Courtesy of HuffPo:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the first Republican presidential candidate to blame President Barack Obama for the country's heroin epidemic in a political ad.
In a newly released campaign ad, Christie rattles off a list of criminal elements that have had free rein during the Obama administration. Near the top of the list, Christie references the spike in opioid drug use.
The ad begins with Christie, a former prosecutor, speaking directly into the camera: "Lawlessness in America and around the world under Barack Obama." Christie declares "drugs running rampant and destroying lives" as images of a hoodie-wearing addict shooting up and a close-up of what appears to be an addict overdosing appear on screen.
HuffPo points out that the heroin problem is actually two decades old.
As for ISIS beheading Christians, well if George W. Bush had not invaded Iraq that certainly would not be happening today.
Personally I cannot watch this ad without laughing out loud at the idea that Chris Christie, who closed off lanes on the George Washington Bridge to punish Democrats for not endorsing his reelection, wants to be our "law and order" President.
Not only that but his own New Jersey constituents are suing him for using taxpayer money for his campaign:
New Jersey Working Families, two other groups and a number of New Jersey residents filed a lawsuit Friday asking the court to find that his campaign’s spending constitutes a “wrongful and unprivileged conversion of taxpayer funds.” The suit also asks the court to require Christie’s campaign to reimburse the state for the cost of his security detail’s accommodations he campaigns across the United States.
“Our intent here is really simple,” Analilia Mejia, the executive director of NJ Working Families, told ThinkProgress. “We do not believe that the residents and the taxpayers of the state of New Jersey should be on the hook for what is essentially the private decision our governor made to run for higher office. It is obviously within his right to seek another job. However, it should not automatically mean that New Jersey taxpayers have to redirect precious funds to his private gain.”
Law and order my ass!
I have to admit I'm a little surprised he is still running. I mean Donald Trump stole his whole insult people and never apologize for it shtick, and right now he is polling at around 2 to 4 percent.