Yep, that's it. By sheer force of character and personality, America will be saved! Bipartisan superhero Gov. Chris Christie explains how he would have stopped the government shutdown by throwing himself in front of the doorway and shooting laser beams from his angry eyes:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday blamed President Barack Obama for "not bringing people together" during the government shutdown debate and said the president would be ultimately responsible for a funding stoppage.
"My approach would be, as the executive, is to call in the leaders of the Congress, the legislature, whatever you're dealing with, and say, 'We're not leaving this room until we fix this problem, because I'm the boss, I'm in charge," Christie said.
"When you're the executive, if you're waiting for leadership from the legislative branch of government, whether you're the governor, or whether you're the president or you're mayor, you are going to be waiting forever, forever because they're not built to lead and take risk."
This, from the man who wouldn't sign the same-sex marriage bill because he was so afraid of upsetting the Taliban extremists he needs to win the Republican primary!
Speaking at an event for the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation just hours before the shutdown deadline loomed, the potential 2016 presidential contender said blame should also be placed on Republicans and Democrats in Congress. But, the tough-talking Garden State governor said, the chief executive is the one who needs to corral support, no matter how difficult it may be to come by.
Legislators, Christie said, are not "built to lead and take risk."
"What they are built to do is say, 'Ok how many votes do we have and how many do we need and do I have to give my vote now or can I hold back a little bit and wait to see which way the wind is blowing?" Christie said. "The only person that forces that in the end, to end that, is the executive."
The rabidly conservative Republican who is now trying to sell himself as a bipartisan, rational man, leading by example!