Today’s New York Daily News

From their accompanying story:

If Donald Trump is good enough for a grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, well he’s good enough for the governor of New Jersey. Days after the Klan’s former leader David Duke urged his followers to back the real estate mogul, Chris Christie jumped on the hate wagon. In doing so Friday, Christie ate many of his campaign-trail words aimed at the loudmouth GOP front-runner.

Christie said he made his decision to endorse Trump after consulting with his wife and kids. He called the billionaire businessman and offered to travel with him to Texas, Christie said. “(He) is the person who will go to Washington, D.C., and be able to absolutely turn the place around,” the governor gushed. Trump will also make sure Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “does not get within 10 miles of the White House,” Christie added.

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  • bkmn

    You only trust Xtie as far as you can throw him.

    • safari2bongaloo

      Do I get to use heavy equipment?

      • Bluto

        ..

        • pj

          id suggest one made out of steel

      • canoebum

        If it worked for a car…

      • Furface

        Trebuchet, perhaps?

        • Treant

          Just to annoy my Francophile husband, I always refer to that device as a “tree-bucket.”

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        No words!!!!Posted by Martin van der Merwe on Friday, March 15, 2013

        • Homo Erectus

          Jesus fucking christ!

    • Good Shot Green

      Well, with your bad knee you shouldn’t throw anybody.

      http://s3media.247sports.com/Uploads/Assets/289/957/2_957289.jpg

      • perversatile

        “You know what your problem is?”
        “Chasity Pariah”

      • bkmn

        I have two perfectly good knee replacements…now I just have to deal with my elbows.

      • “well, you’re fucked.”

  • Michael Rush

    He might be right , it depends on how you define ” turn the place around “

    • BearEyes

      I read that as run the place into the ground.

  • Jamie_Johnson

    He’s angling for the AG slot. And if that isn’t enough to scare the shit out of you, I don’t know what would or could… other than “President Trump.”

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Agreed. I’d rather have him running Health than be AG.

      • Dan McPeek

        Running and health in the same sentence as Chris Crisco…now there’s a hoot!

        • TuuxKabin

          Both yours and Lumpy Gaga’s use of ‘running’ I read as ruining.

    • justmeeeee

      It almost doesn’t matter. If the trumpster is elected, the country is down the terlet anyway, as Archie Bunker would say.

    • teeveedub

      You never know. The Department of Justice might be on the list of those unnecessary government bureaucracies that the teavangelicals are so keen on getting rid of. There might not even be an attorney general.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Nah. Still need certain tools for enemy-punishing.

        • Ok, he could be the Secretary General for Orthodoxy and Dogma.

    • safari2bongaloo

      That must be a large slot to fill.

      • Librarykid

        Christie would certainly be the large slug to fill it.

        • Jamie_Johnson

          I think of Christie as more of a plug, but slug works, too.

    • TuuxKabin

      There’s nothing angular about him and there ain’t no slot big enough.

    • canoebum

      “He’s angling for the AG slot.” Or to replace Scalia. Let that thought roll around in your head for a few minutes.

      • safari2bongaloo

        My head’s not large enough. (Okay, that’s my last poke at his mass.)

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      • Librarykid

        Oy Vey!

        • Palmer

          … iz meer!

        • KCMC

          wie schmerz

      • JulieBL

        He wouldn’t last too long on the SCOTUS.
        On second thought… that intellectual imbecile sitting next to RBG? oy

    • another_steve

      There was some speculation weeks ago that Christie may have been named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Bridgegate affair. I understand that a request was filed by media people asking the judge to unseal the relevant document. I’ve heard nothing more since then and don’t know the status of the request.

      Wouldn’t that be lovely?

      Yet another Republican Governor in prison?

    • Todd20036

      Sadly, I always considered Krispie one of the saner GOP candidates.

      • marshlc

        Yeah, he’s the enemy of all things progressive and from all accounts a very dirty fighter, but at least he’s a normal politician – someone who understands that you don’t bring the entire apparatus of government down and still expect to run a country. With both Cruz and Trump, who knows what they’d do? They don’t even seem to understand what the rules are, much less be willing to play by them.

    • PLAINTOM

      Maybe he just needs a POTUS who has already offered him a pardon.

  • justmeeeee

    Fat ass.

    Sorry, couldn’t help it.

  • TuuxKabin

    Trump put out the trough for him on Thursday when they had lunch together. Maybe he see’s Trump as his meal ticket. And what better place to endorse Trump than Texas?

  • ohbear1957

    “Trump will also make sure Democratic presidential candidate Hillary
    Clinton “does not get within 10 miles of the White House,” Christie
    added.”

    I have a question for Christie. Based on your experience in traffic management, how many orange cones would you need to make a 10-mile Hillary-free Zone around the White House?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      The GOP is currently successfully executing a “traffic study” around the Supreme Court.

      • GC

        Gives “Republican gridlock” a whole new meaning!

  • teeveedub

    In 15 years of living in NYC, I probably bought the Daily News twice. Maybe three times.

    But if I were still living there, I’d probably be buying it every day, just to support their new lefty editorial position (and their sense of humor).

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Christie ate

    I see what you did there.

  • Michael Rush

    Ted Cruz is an obstructionist , Chris Christie is just an obstruction .

    • safari2bongaloo

      He’s just a reflection of his arteries.

      • ohbear1957

        . . . lined with tiny orange cones of cholesterol.

    • Kissmagrits

      But a useful obstruction – – when the next coastal flooding occurs, just think how many sandbags he could replace.

      • safari2bongaloo

        None. Fat floats. Out to sea.

        • Pointsofvision

          You are so cruel and funny; best laugh I have had in weeks

    • Homo Erectus
  • bob

    This fat mess already has a job that he’s failing at, but has to go to texas to see if he can mooch off trump.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      I know, right? He had to be shamed into leaving NH (because, you know, WATER) and with his withdrawal, I thought our rogue governor to the East would get back to work. Nnnnnope.

  • Prion

    • grada3784

      You’d almost think we had Marco Rubio as the governor here in NJ.

      • Homo Erectus

        We won’t see Marco-the-child-senator until the March 15 Primary.

  • safari2bongaloo

    Right after Sandy, people here in the midwest thought that Christie could be a “different kind” of Republican that would reach across the aisle and be a unifier. He really had an opportunity to be seen, at least, as a middle of the road candidate. Then he spoke…

  • ceeenbee

    What a pathetic fool he has turned out to be. Petty, vindictive, small (in integrity) and ultimately an ass-kissing sycophant.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      I liked that “beaten bully” look in his eyes as he stood astride Trump at the announcement like another trophy wife.

      • KnownDonorDad

        I know you meant “aside,” but Christie astride Trump is a pretty terrifying image. 😉

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Pizzamandias

    • Gil

      I kinda think Chris is going to be on the Republican’s shit list now…

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Ooh. Are there any Trump-Christie hug pics?

    • David Milley

      Welcome to New Jersey, where we’ve seen this about him for a looonnggg time. I just wish he’d go back to eating billy goats under his bridge.

    • Robincho

      I’d kiss Christie’s ass, but I don’t have all day…

  • Octavio

    The Daily News front page is the only acknowledgement I’ve seen of the KKK connection to Trump. Every other endorsement for Trump has been big front page news for 12 seconds, but the “good news” about David Duke and his prancing white sheets endorsing Trump has barely been mentioned. Or have I just been watching/reading the wrong media sources?

    • TuuxKabin

      The day after Duke’s endorsement I read something on HuffyPosts, Al Jazeera and SFGate. It’s all faded into the past now.

    • ceeenbee

      The dems are, wisely, not making to much of this. Just waiting until herr donny gets the nomination and then they will pummel him with the association.

    • Robert Conner

      Confusing, n’est pas?

      The GOP base is racist to the core and the GOP runs candidates like “author” and “business executive” Herman Cain and neurosurgeon Ben Carson who seem to have dedicated their lives to making black men look like complete morons (technically, a mental age of 7-12 years) every time they open their mouth.

      It’s a win-win. The GOP gets to be the ‘party of Lincoln’ and demonstrate that even black ‘high achievers’ are mentally incompetent at one stroke. By the time the Klansmen come out of the woods, it’s almost starting to look reasonable.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Lumpy Gaga

      Trump is Trump. Rubio doesn’t smell any better today to people voting Trump in the primaries.

    • Treant

      His voters will swallow anything he inserts into them, so it really doesn’t matter that much.

    • Ninja0980

      How exactly is this a victory for Rubio?
      Many people view it as people wanting to sue someone one for their failures and take responsibility for their actions.

      • Sam_Handwich

        i presume because Rubio brought up the topic at the debate and now Trump feels pressured into making excuses to his supporters

        • TuuxKabin

          At least ‘it’s out there now’ and open to more explanations, not that he’ll have much more to say about it. The more exposure it gets, hopefully the better it may damage him.

          • Ninja0980

            I want it to be after he gets the nomination.

          • Sam_Handwich

            I think i read yesterday that the fraud trial brought by the state of NY is scheduled to being in May. i’m not sure about the class action suits in other states

          • Ninja0980

            Hopefully he’ll have the nomination wrapped up by then.

          • Sam_Handwich

            he really has it wrapped up now

          • TuuxKabin

            And the only thing that can stop him is an indictment.

          • Sam_Handwich

            or an Aqua Net inhalation overdose

          • TuuxKabin

            twue, twue, hopefully too close to a flame.

          • TampaDink

            I should’ve scrolled down before posting. Great minds & all of that. ;-p

          • TuuxKabin

            There’s always ‘that’.

          • TampaDink

            Or an Aqua Net flash fire.

          • Ginger Snap

            You know with all the warnings on hairspray about use near an open flame or while smoking g so many drag queen s should have gone up in Fla.es myself included. I think is a false warning a conspiracy probably by the government to get you to quit smoking. How was that for my GOP paranoia conspiracy? LOL

          • TampaDink

            Well played. Thank goodness that hasn’t been a problem.

          • Todd20036

            In the general maybe, but for the GOTP nod? Nope, won’t damage him there.

      • KnownDonorDad

        He might come in third place again, maybe second!

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      It may have some resonance outside the fact-free zone.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Sadly, the National Enquirer has become Trumptacular with its soft glove treatment of Trump while doing crazy stuff with the other candidates. (I don’t buy them, I just like to thumb through them).

    • TampaDink

      Seems that so many media outlets are cowering in fear of one of trumpet’s famous lawsuits…and/or his plans for libel laws.

  • Cara Rosenberg
  • Sam_Handwich
    • ohbear1957

      The Lardy and the Trump.

      • Librarykid

        Or Trump and the Lump

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      “Hail Hydra”

    • TampaDink

      Trumpet learned from his “ordeal” at the event where Caribou Bimbo endorsed him & wouldn’t shut the fuck up.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Epic fail and STILL the funniest thing that has come out of the 2016 race. It’s telling that most of the comedians (Colbert, Maher, etc.) who went to town on that speech had to actually play back portions of the speech because if you didn’t hear it with your own ears you wouldn’t believe it.

        • TampaDink

          I know. She was “on”….we just have no confirmation of what she was “on”.

  • Ninja0980

    O/T but got into an arguments with some Bernie supporters.
    I would prefer someone else other then Clinton to be the frontrunner but I’ll be damned if let someone let Trump or any other Republican fill 1-4 seats on SCOTUS, not to mention have possible full reign of the White House, Senate and Congress.
    It’s truly amazing how some think Donald Trump getting elected and driving the country off a cliff is what is needed in order to make the country more progressive.
    Has never worked and never will, otherwise Kansas would be the bluest state in the country.

    • Sam_Handwich

      i don’t think Bernie has a path to win sufficient delegates

      • Ninja0980

        He doesn’t, and if he was so inspiring, then why isn’t our base coming out?

        • Sam_Handwich

          he speaks for a segment of the party in the same way Dennis Kucinich did in 08….or Ron Paul with republicans.

          at this point i think Hillary is better off with Bernie in the race

          • TuuxKabin

            We’re all better off with Bernie in the race. Keep driving the Hills a bit to the left.

      • Lazycrockett

        I think that once became more and more obvious that Trump as going to nab the GOP nom, a lot of dems and liberals realized they couldn’t take a chance on a unvetted candidate in the GE.

    • NowAnAgnostic

      One only has to look back to the 2000 election, and the disastrous Dubya appointments to the Supreme Court.

  • Lazycrockett

    I do think its strange that all this anti trump information had been circulating around the media for months, years, decades even, but nothing is mentioned on CNN, or MSNBC or any other station for that matter until Rubio mentions Trump University and then suddenly MSNBC switched to attack mode. I know I know $$$$.

  • Rex

    Christie has to eat his words, not like there’s anything he won’t eat.

  • Robert Conner

    “The Ku Klux Klan rolled into Hamilton Township riding in buses and Model T’s, wearing their full regalia of white robes and pointed hoods, singing hymns and preaching hate.

    They were 10,000 strong, and as they paraded down the rural roads of Yardville and Hamilton Square and Mercerville they got a scattering of boos and angry glares, but also quite a few cheers. Some farmers’ wives even brought pitchers of ice water to refresh the thirsty marchers who called themselves the Knights of the Invisible Empire.

    From there, it was directly to Springdale Park off South Broad Street for a day of lectures, initiations, 500 baptisms and two Klan weddings. Church and family was one theme of the day. So was “100 percent Americanism, the superiority of the white man and the evils of race mixing.

    It was Labor Day, 1924, and the Klan was no longer a silly bunch of bedsheet-wearers who inspired only laughs. It was a force to be reckoned with in New Jersey and across the United States.”

    http://www.capitalcentury.com/1924.html

    • JCF

      At the time I lived in Central Pennsylvania (mid-90s), I learned that, in the 1920s, the city w/ the highest per capita Klan membership was Altoona. The hills of Central PA were frequently used for highly-visible cross-burnings: very scary (and not ancient history). I’m sure Trump is getting a LOT of support in that region now. [Personal story: when I moved to Huntingdon (county-seat) in 1994, I went down to the courthouse to register to vote. Having passed the Republican HQ en route, I mentioned it to the registrar, and asked if she knew where the Democratic HQ was. She gave me this dumbfounded look I will NEVER forget—like I could NOT have asked her a more bizarre question…]

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        …those of us in the Philly area always did want that part to become its own state to get away from us…..

        • Good Shot Green

          I don’t think so. That’d be more Republican electoral votes. Better to keep them in a state that hasn’t gone red since 1988.

      • Ninja0980

        We have them in Upstate NY, not to mention the Mormons… bleh.

    • KnownDonorDad

      My dad has strong memories of seeing the Klan demonstrating in public – I come from a Catholic family in the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area – and he still bristles whenever any report of them comes on the TV.

      • KKK burned a cross is a small park across from my house when my Father was four years old. We were Catholics and olive skinned Italian immigrants.

        • Pointsofvision

          Your being Italian made no difference, you are a shade darker than them; therefore inferior. If they don’t keep it that simple, how else will they know who god want them to burn?

          • I say that is an accurate assessment of the situation.

    • Homo Erectus

      I grew up in Cape May County, NJ in the ’50s. In the summer, the family would go to the revival meetings at the Methodist campground in Erma. During the service, after it got dark, a large contingent of Klansmen in white robes and hoods would appear and stand in the back. They never said or did anything. I assume it was just a show of strength. They scared the bejeezus out of me. One night as we were going home, dad said he thought he recognized “Frank”. Mom said she knew who all those guys were. When dad asked how she said “Just look around – those men are the husbands of every woman sitting alone with their kids.”

      • Robincho

        Erma? Sounds more like Ermagerd…

        • Homo Erectus

          Nope – it’s a real place just north of Cold Springs.

  • LovesIrony

    As a former first lady Hillary will often be within 10 miles of the White House and you can’t shut down all the bridges to prevent her

  • Robert Adams

    A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme
  • popebuck1

    I looked at Christie right after the endorsement was announced – he stood there smirking as Trump ripped into Marco Rubio, and all I could think of was Scott Farkis, the bully from “A Christmas Story,” and his little toad of a sidekick.

  • It’s an old saying, but a true one: You can always judge a man by the friends he keeps.

    In this case, the road goes both ways.

  • JCF

    As I said yesterday: WTF happened to THIS guy???

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p179cgHrDoU

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      He want the 2nd place on the ticket. In the event the Republicans are elected to the WH, he’ll be a heartbeat away from the Presidency.

      • JCF

        …in which case, he’d be between “a heartbeat away from the Presidency” and (more likely) a missed heartbeat away from the grave.

        • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

          If Veep Christie has a fatal heart attack learning that der Führer Trumph just died, Paul Ryan becomes President.

    • Max_1

      What happened?
      BOUGHT AND PAID FOR…

  • Christian Flanagan

    It’s odd that the last debate is the first we’ve heard about Trump University. He’s involved with a lot of sleezy marketing.

    http://saltydroid.info/trump-network-marketing-for-dummies/

  • TampaDink

    I’m late to this thread….but how could trumpet prevent Sec. Clinton from getting within 10 miles of the White House when she owns a home less than 2 miles to the NW of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.?

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      He’ll sue her. He’s really rich. This is tremendous.

      • TampaDink

        “She is a loser. Very weak. Terrible”
        He speaks in short spurts, the way that Charlotte (of “Charlotte’s Web”) spun her messages praising Wilbur. Although Charlotte used more multi-syllable words.

    • grada3784

      Eminent Domain. He’ll build a hotel there.

      • TampaDink

        It will be YUGE!!!!!

        • grada3784

          The King of Trump’s hotels?

          • TampaDink

            Or maybe he’ll name this one in honor of “the 3rd lady”.
            “The Trump Queen of Tarts Super Yuge Luxury Hotel”.

          • grada3784

            Or maybe a future son? Like the Jack F. Trump hotel.

          • TampaDink

            Possibly. Ya never know how many trumpettes wife #4 might want to spawn.

    • CraigNJ

      Martial law

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    It looks like it’s Trump after Tuesday. The latest polls in the Super Tuesday states have him up 23 points in Virginia, 21 points in Massachusetts, 26 in Georgia, 13 in Alabama, 8 in Oklahoma, etc., and one poll even has him tied with Cruz in Texas so he might even take Texas. After that he’ll be unstoppable for the GOP nomination.

  • grada3784

    I see that our absentee governor has been throwing stones at Florida’s absentee Senator.

  • James

    Desperate last-ditch attempt to remain in politics by a guy who has effectively 0 chance of doing so other than by weaseling a position out of someone who might.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    A man, a Klan?? – not a Plan?
    Thanks for messing up a perfectly good palindrome Daily News!
    A man, a Klan, a canal – Kanama!

  • Outlaw Woman

    The only difference between Chris Christie and Donald Trump, is that Donald Trump had the foresight to wear a girdle in public.

  • Ginger Snap

    Well when it comes right down to it bullies and theives stick together like flies on shit.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT but fitting well with the craziness that is the GOP:

    Some Florida voters believe Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer. Of course he’s not as he’s way too young but it seems people just believe anything.

    http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2016/02/26/Poll-38-of-Florida-voters-believe-Ted-Cruz-could-be-the-Zodiac-Killer/4771456519542

  • Joe knows who I am.

    It’s just remotely possible, that in the eyes of some Republicans this is the kiss of death for Trump, and Christie knew that.

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  • 2karmanot

    Pandering Pig wants to be Attorney General.