I asked him: "Why do you portray our schools as failure factories?" His reply: "Because they are!" He said: "I am tired of you people. What do you want?"Christie just can't keep his loathing of teachers to himself, can he?
I figured that Chris Christie's handlers had told him he's got the gubernatorial election in the bag, so he should just lay low. Keep himself in check; don't make waves; just coast to victory...
The problem is that Chris Christie HATES teachers. So when a teacher - especially a woman - confronts him, he just can't help himself:
More from Momotombo at Blue Jersey:
Today at the Rutgers game, where press coverage says Governor Christie was crowded by cheering supporters, a teacher dared to ask him why he characterizes our public schools as failing.
His body language and pointing finger tell us all we really need to know about his response. According to the teacher, his words were harsh, irate and incredibly disrepectful.
This is the leader polls indicate that a majority of New Jerseyans think deserve another term. During the campaign he has tried hard to hide behind a jovial and compassionate mask, but today he could not contain himself. A public school teacher challenged him and he could not contain his vile disrespect and disdain for his constituents. Again.
It is inexcusable. (And yet his wife seems entertained?)
Who among us thinks this is the example our state leader should set for our children? Who believes that this is how a Governor should treat constituents? Are people really willing to overlook that this man berates those that dare to challenge him - time and time again? This is no leader. This is a man leading from the bully pulpit and he must be removed from office - immediately.Who could possibly think this is a great example of statesmanship? Why, none other than Derrell Bradford, Executive Director of B4K:
As a matter of fact, Derrell: I've never been a sitting governor and raised my voice and pointed my finger at a woman who serves New Jersey's children because she dared to ask me a question.
Of course, Derrell, by his own admission, fell into education reform because he was unemployed. See, this is all part of a game to Derrell - just like it is to Tom Moran and the editorial board of the Star-Ledger. It's not like reelecting Chris Christie actually matters to poor children from across the state or anything...
It disgusts me to no end that this bullying, fraudulent, ethically dead man is leading in the polls. Not just because Chris Christie is a snake oil salesman and a vassal to power; we will always have these soulless incompetents to deal with. And not just because Christie is so clearly unbalanced that he can't even answer a question from a constituent without becoming completely unhinged.
No, what angers me is that the very people who claim to stand for the powerless and disenfranchised in New Jersey have refused to do their job and hold this callous charlatan to account.
This is the real legacy of Chris Christie:
Food preparation room, Paterson School 20.
Trenton Central High, staircase known as "The Waterfall" due to huge leaks when it rains.
But don't you dare ever ask Chris Christie why children in New Jersey have to put up with these disgusting conditions while his own children attend a school that spends well more than $30,000 a year per pupil. If you do, you'll get this response:
Chris Christie hates teachers because they know the truth: that he doesn't give one damn about the deserving children of New Jersey. That's why he lobs insults at them every chance he gets - even when he knows it's not in his best political interests.
Seriously, New Jersey: Are we really going to let this utter phony, this less-than-nothing, this bullying, preening, ethically-challenged, self-indulgent con man run this state for another four years? Shame on us if we do.
Don't say I didn't warn you, New Jersey.