He went there. That was my first thought when I saw Rand Paul made the following quote about the spending priorities of Christie and King impacting national security:
“They’re precisely the same people who are unwilling to cut the spending, and their ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme — give me all my Sandy money now.’” Paul said, referring to federal funding after the hurricane last year. “Those are the people who are bankrupting the government and not letting enough money be left over for national defense.”
This is NOT a winner for Rand Paul. Calling disaster relief wasteful spending to most people puts you on the side of doing nothing after a hurricane hits. Does anyone think that’s a popular position?
You can see the Democrats (if he gets that far) and especially Christie in 2015-16 cutting ads on this. Picture it if you will – a series of still photos showing devastated communities, people in front of homes that are in ruins, and little kids looking lost and abandoned, with sad music and then Paul’s ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme’ playing over, and Christie blasting Paul for being irresponsible.
What are the odds Christie hits him and hits him hard over this? Gee, is the sky blue? Remember the response to Sandy cemented Christie as a national political star. It is a major he is going to coast to over 60% in the November election. Here is a sample of how Christie might respond to Rand Paul and his supporter over this:
By the way, before the Libertarians get their panties in a bunch, people love that stuff. They want someone who is going to talk tough.
Yes, the Christie/Paul feud is heating up and the great thing is that it’s only 2013.