Christie Apologizes For Civil Rights Remark, Not Sorry For ‘Numb Nuts’ Comment

TRENTON, N.J. (AP)Gov. Chris Christie has apologized for a remark on civil rights, but he’s not sorry for using a slang term to describe a lawmaker who compared him to segregationist Southern governors.

Speaking Wednesday night during TownSquare Media’s “Ask the Governor” program on radio station New Jersey 101.5 FM, Christie apologized to anyone offended by his comment that people in the civil rights struggle would have been happier to have the matter settled by public vote rather than by dying in the streets.

Christie was comparing civil rights to the fight for gay marriage.

But he didn’t back down from calling Assemblyman Reed Gusciora “numb nuts” after the lawmaker compared him to former Govs. George Wallace and Lester Maddox.

Christie says his mother, now deceased, used to use the term.

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  1. David F. Brown says:

    Childish and immature remark.

  2. DANNY says:

    DEBORAH , YOU ARE CRACKING ME UP…NO PUN INTENDED.

  3. storm915 says:

    He can’t control his mouth and he can’t control his weight. Yeah, real President material!

    Did anyone see his ad on TV saying how he has created jobs…where? The only thing he created was more money for him and his millionaire buddies.

    If anyone votes for him again, they seriously need their head examined!

  4. King Zohan says:

    fat boys fat boys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when he comes to eat you? Christie!

  5. Deborah Jeffries says:

    HOW WIDE DO YOU THINK CHRIS CHRISTIE’S BACKSIDE IS? 500 MILES WIDE? 1000 MILES WIDE? 3,000 MILES WIDE? WAIT HOW ABOUT FROM NEW YORK TO CALIFORNIA ROUND TRIP THAT’S 6,000 MILES WIDE? YEAH THAT’S A FAT AND WIDE BACKSIDE CHRIS CHRISTIE IS ONE BIG FAT DUDE!

  6. Deborah Jeffries says:

    WAIT, WAIT A MINUTE STILL THINKING AND I HAVE A REVISED NUMBER: ONE TRILLION POUNDS! HOW MANY TRACTOR TRAILERS WOULD IT TAKE TO PULL CHRIS CHRISTIE? ONE THOUSAND? C’MON PEOPLE YOU’RE NOT HELPING!

  7. SokrMom says:

    Christie is never sorry for anything, any more than George Bush was, and he is equally wrong on many counts, including undermining New Jersey’s excellent public education and union-bashing. It’s ridiculous the way any pugnacious bloviator can win over a Republican crowd, no matter that his opinions have no basis in fact and are likely to lead us down the same disastrous path toward the rich getting richer, the middle class getting poorer, and religion growing more and more powerful in public life.

  8. Action Kate says:

    I actually have less problem with the insult part of the comment than with the civil rights part.

    You can hear it in his voice in the original clip: he’s saying “this dopey guy thinks I’m as bad as these terrible avowed racists over something to do with gays!” And that’s the real problem. Christie figures that because it’s “to do with gays,” that it’s not as important, not as real, as if the issue were about race.

    A civil right is a civil right. The state doesn’t get to exclude people from civil marriage on the basis of gender any more than it does on the basis of race. That’s what it boils down to. Christie simply does not get this. He knows “racism is bad,” and he’s reflexively objecting to being compared to people who are historically Very Wrong. But Christie is on the wrong side of history on this issue too, and eventually either he’ll be overridden or forced to change his stance.

  9. AuntTootzToldMe says:

    Announcing that his mother used the same term doesn’t say uch for his mother either! Dumb, just plain dumb!

  10. Deborah Jeffries says:

    WAIT, WAIT I THINK I REALLY GOT IT THIS TIME HOW ABOUT ONE BILLION POUNDS!! YEAH THAT’S IT!

  11. sage says:

    candid though boorish and clumsy comment…not that we are very suprise.

  12. Deborah Jeffries says:

    THIS MAN IS NOTHING BUT A BIG FAT MILLIONAIRE BULLY. THAT GUY HE CALLED A NAME BETTER BE CAREFUL BECAUSE CHRISTIE JUST MAY SIT ON YOU EEEEEK! MY GOD! THERE’S AN ELEPHANT ON THE LOOSE AND HE’S RUNNING NEW JERSEY!

  13. Projesteron MacSwiggen says:

    I’m not sorry for using a slang term to describe a morbidly obese a–hole … That term is ‘Christie like’ …

  14. supermassive says:

    hate to admit it……but i like his approach and freedom of expression

    1. John Gerard Griffith says:

      Wow being a bully is freedom of expression.

    2. John Gerard Griffith says:

      Wow being a bully is freedom of expression .

      1. emaciated and proud says:

        yes, we need gandi or dalai lama for exectuive post.

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