Candidate Chris Christie’s Viral Video About Drug Abuse…

Candidate Chris Christie is featured in a widely circulated video during a campaign stop in New Hampshire. The topic is drug abuse, currently the top polling concern amid New Hampshire voters. The message is very well presented:

It’s a great video, almost too good.

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Here’s some additional food for thought:

♦  We shared a month ago that if Fiorina and Rubio failed to advance the Op Hummingbird approach, it was more than likely that Chris Christie would be the next GOPe candidate promoted in the pipeline.

♦  More importantly, look at the production of the video itself. Notice how it’s not organically produced. The camera work, the angles, the lighting – everything about the video shouts a professional production. This was not a person in the audience recording an organic moment, this was a professional media enterprise promoting a specific candidate.

♦  The next media outlet to use the Huffington Post production was MSNBC and Rachel Maddow. The video then morphed into MSNBC via the morning talk show Morning Joe. Their discussion is notable HERE.

♦ Consider the video is now claimed as “viral”. Yes, the video is viral with over 6 million views – however, again, like the production quality the views are not organic. The “views” -as considered viral- come from “FaceBook Views”; and not just any Facebook views, but promoted facebook views.

♦ Normally organic “viral” video’s stem from citizen uploads to YouTube connections. Only 21,000 views are from the YouTube platform – 6 million views stem from the Huffington Post Facebook page which was promoted on Facebook.

♦  Lastly to test the cynic concerns associated with the issues above, we sent a Twitter message out asking for someone to point us to this “viral” video. Within moments, two responses – both replies from Media Marketing and Media Consultants directing us to the Huffington Post source link.

♦ When considered against the backdrop of •a professional production, •promoted by a professional media, •through a known professional platform for propaganda distribution, the probability for ASTROTURF messaging increases exponentially.

Of course all of this is just a spidey-sense of what is playing out, and there’s almost no way to technically prove it.   But we do know that this is going on with increased frequency, just like:

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However, as to the substance contained within the video, Big Fur Hat at iOTW has a great summation.  SEE HERE

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155 Responses to Candidate Chris Christie’s Viral Video About Drug Abuse…

  1. fred says:

    Meygan played a large portion of the video and The hair on your neck immediately goes up when FOX is praising a candidate like that. It was a love fest so I think your right this was staged for some reason at a time when he was cut from debates…. Something fishy going on……

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      The two who were cut, Huck and Christie, have defended Trump and/or not gone junkyard dog on Trump at the debates. Makes me wonder about the tenor of the upcoming debate.

      As for the video, yes, it does appear to have been staged and planned in advance. Yet, I do not believe the two stories he told were bogus. Too many details. I’ll also say, Christie has superb skills, and likely was an effective prosecutor in the courtroom. His ‘argument’ tying pro-life to those who are not innocents in the womb is tactically brilliant, and ethically dubious. It is also a way to shore up ‘conservative’ creds.

      I deplore the manipulation involved, and do not find Christie a desirable candidate.

      That said, there IS an issue w/ drug abuse, on many levels. My daughter saw the latest copy of Bethesda Magazine at our house. Cover story about a grieving mother, who lost her young adult son. He hurt his back, was put on oxy. He needed surgery, but didn’t get it. Perhaps Obamacare or lack thereof. After time, the doc wouldn’t prescribe. He couldn’t afford oxy off the street, so he switched to heroin. Mom figured it out, got him into rehab. They dried him out, but he still had the chronic pain. Once released, he went back to heroin, but as his body had been detoxed, his usual dose was too much. Paramedics, in wealthy Montgomery County, MD, did not have that nar-something in their kit. He was DOA at the hospital. Turns out, my daughter went to HS with him, and was good friends with his sister, who was in the same grade as my daughter. She told me of the issue in the gov’t run detox places and many DC metro grieving moms are trying to effect change. One of the issues is from 1PM on, there is NOTHING for the patients to do. Nothing. Not a yoga class, book group. Nothing. Additionally, some who are in these places have other issues, and w/ BOcare, the insurance company will pay for the detox, but not the other issue… Which leaves patients particularly vulnerable when they are released.

      I don’t know what, if any solution there is, other than to avoid drugs like the plague. But there is a problem, and I think it’s become worse due to the hollowing out of the middle class.

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      • Sentient says:

        Apparently the journey from oxy to heroin is a common one, usually starting off with oxy prescribed for pain.

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        • jello333 says:

          True. (From 1st-hand experience… well not ME 1st-hand, but close enough.)

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        • fred says:

          I’ve seen it happen. The doc prescribes oxys…they crush and snort them or smoke on tin foil. They run out with about a week left in the month. They call in all their favors from guys at the VA who also have tons of meds. When that runs out they go to methadone. They drink on top of it. When that’s done they smoke black tar and soon get addicted cause it’s so cheap with the border wide open . Lots of acts of love going on to supply the cities and the pill junkies…

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        • SharonKinDC says:

          Terrible. With all of my surgeries, thankfully, I’ve never been prescribed oxy. Unless it goes by a different name.

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          • janc1955 says:

            I’ve had lots of surgeries as well, and several weird, painful conditions that eventually get resolved. I’ve been prescribed hydrocodone repeatedly (slightly different than oxy from what I understand, but still an opiate), but I never take more than 1, which is how many it takes to remind me how really rotten the stuff makes me feel. I prefer to take enough ibuprofen to take the edge off, and grin and bear the rest of it. I seriously don’t know how anyone takes enough of that garbage to get hooked.

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      • sammyhains says:

        Disappointed to see Huckabee dropped from the debate.
        I’m not a fan of his politics at all, but he’s always good in debates, sticks up for Donald Trump, and if he were to catch on, as he should among Iowa evangelicals (he won Iowa in 2008) then he could really cut Ben Carson down, and keep Ted Cruz at bay.

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      • Doodahdaze says:

        If I was Trump I would go all out against Cruz. Right now.

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  2. ZurichMike says:

    Who says we don’t take care of addicts? He already dissed his own state “even in New Jersey that would be considered rude” at the last debate — now he is besmirching all of us as unfeeling ingrates?
    There is a reason Chris Crispie Creme is at the kiddie table at the debate.

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    • Les says:

      I get pissy about eating, drinking, or drugging themselves onto a lifetime of disability payments while the rest of us are being responsible and picking up the bill. It is just so wrong.

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  3. ZurichMike says:

    So one after another, the splitters will be propped up enough to get enough percentage points in a primary to garner primary delegates to ultimately dedicate to Jeb. Not sure this will work, as I believe even in states with proportional assignment of delegates, a candidate needs at least 5% of the vote to get delegates.

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    • sundance says:

      As discussed previously, my own take is that both Fiorina and Rubio were given an impossible task – overtake Trump. Neither of them is a decent candidate and their accompanying baggage just too heavy once they begin to gain visibility/scrutiny.

      The GOPe are doing everything in their power, through Fox media and Salem Communications etc., to keep Ben Carson near Trump. Fox, Salem et al are avoiding Carson issues like the plague in an effort to keep him propped.

      This means someone else is needed to advance upon the vulgarian. Enter Chris Christie as the next, most likely, enterprise.

      The goal continues to be remove Trump, then Carson becomes Herman Cain, Ted Cruz becomes Newt Gingrich and Jeb can sit back and enjoy the role of Mitt Romney 2012.

      See:

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/09/22/the-latest-ppp-iowa-poll-and-how-second-choices-reflect-gope-alliances/

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      • ZurichMike says:

        Hi, Sundance! Indeed, I have been following your analyses and agree — my comment was more rhetorical — I am just trying to “do the math” on a state-by-state primary basis . . . and it may have some surprises for everyone. However, using Matt Bevin’s win as an example, I think the tide has turned and even some Democrats will be voting for Trump.

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        • SharonKinDC says:

          I agree w/ both of you. Sundance is right on the gasping fumes of the GOP-e plan, and I think you are right w/ a very underestimated depth of support for Trump from ‘non-traditional’ sources. Key will be how many of these D’s/I’s register as R in closed primary states, unless it’s a state where he can win big to begin with.

          Also critical: blue state proportional voting. Meaning each district gets votes, and tiny turnout in majority blue districts negate massive turn out in red state, red districts, in a way. Nate Silver wrote about this yesterday, noting that is why the R’s get squishes (he said moderates) who promptly lose in the general. At the bottom of his piece, was a footnote, that Trump doesn’t fit the pattern as he draws pretty evenly across the ideological spectrum. Coming from the NE will also help him in those blue states. They may be hoping Christie will siphon off delegates specifically in this region, knowing he won’t ever play elsewhere in the US. It’s still a long shot for the GOP-e and a sign of their desperation to have Christie as their rotund savior.

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          • Raffaella says:

            Agree with all of you. However, having been a lifelong democrat, Christie does not appeal to democrats enough to get their vote in NE. Any democrat who would be willing to re-register as a republican in order to vote in the republican primary must be a die hard supporter. Only Trump has that kind of appeal to democrats.

            Also, you are all assuming this will be a regular primary with regular turnout. I believe it will be a massive turnout for Trump from all three groups. If Trump wins Iowa, because of his huge support everywhere else, he will win all other states. I really do not see much of a completion after that from anyone.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Marco and Carly, your campaigns will self-destruct in 5…4…3…2… BOBBY! Get out of here and get back in the car!

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      • Belle says:

        Sundance, thanks for confirming my thoughts regarding the production of the Christie video.

        Also, these two articles discuss Christie’s path/shot at obtaining the republican nomination, thus advancing upon the vulgarian.

        http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/426565/christies-shot
        http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/christie-crosses-the-bridge-2/

        Thanks for all you do!

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      • tampafan says:

        Sundance – I did the math based on Rove’s article yesterday (25% uncommitted & super delegates, plus “splitter” earned proportional delegates is at least 50%) Even if Trump earns 30+% of votes in each state (not enough for “take all” – still proportional distribution) He goes to convention with only 15-20% of delegates. Am I wrong?

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      • Jett Black says:

        Your analysis continues to make the most sense and continues to be eerily confirmed by actual GOPe moves. They really believe that they can buy anything and anyone. They’ve apparently not met many, many Americans, especially not American Wolverines.

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      • NHVoter says:

        Hi Sundance
        Today I saw Christie and he told us that he thanked Trump taking Jeb down and that now Christie would be going after Rubio. He also said ‘When the race comes down to me and my friend Donald, I’m going to have to have some fun with him.’
        As soon as I heard that I made a mental note to tell you. What do you make of this?

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  4. Wide Awake says:

    Back in August I saw a CSPAN clip of Krispy Kreme (talking to a dark room of 12-15 supporters) and he was praising pharmaceutical companies. As I listened to him, he reminded me of a “Pitchman” for them. I was like “WTF is he blabbering about?” Right then and there, I knew he was funded by big pharma. This whole drug addiction platform of his seems to tie in nicely with big pharma getting bigger if Christie were to become POTUS. (like that could ever happen)

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  5. czarowniczy says:

    Let’s look at the topic – drug abuse; how hard is it to screw that one up if you’re a Republican? It’s been almost 45 years since Nixon declared a ‘war on drugs’ – that’s 8 presidents, untold billions of dollars and drugs are more plentiful than ever and the price of cocaine’s dropped steadily over the last twenty-five years – DEA’s figures, not mine. Geez, somehow the same folks who can find a single Haji in a remote valley in Afghanistan or Pakistan and have an remote operator in Virginia flying a drone put a Hellfire missile in the guy’s back pocket can’t seem to find tons and tons of drugs coming through US ports. Can’t seem to find billions in laundered drug money either though they can freeze and seize some guy’s $100 check to a blind terrorist account in Yemen. Strange.
    Want a TV special? We put every candidate on a polygraph and ask them about (a) any and all connections past and present to anyone connected with the illegal drug business and (b) when one gets elected we put ’em on the box every six months and ask the same questions. Hey Chris – how come NJ is a drug bigbox and you got some of the most violent cities in the US? Wait wait – lemme get the box, Chris.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      Bulls-eye! There is a reason that border hasn’t been sealed. One reason the heroin problem is getting worse, is not only due to the hollowing out of the middle class and its attendant social and personal issues which arise, but the abundance of CHEAP quality heroin flooding the streets. Note, the Afghan poppy fields were left alone. The 43M Afghani gas station would have paid for years of no-grow subsidies.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Don’t know if you read my post on the Commander in Afghanistan, early on, trying to 2-4-D the Northern Alliance poppy crops they planted in the still dusty tread marks of their tanks. State stopped him dread in his (excuse the word) tracks – they were worried that the Afghan economy would (excuse the use of the word) tank.
        Now we’re hearing that some onjnown/unnamed source is spilling the beans that a new genetically modified opium poppy is going to be in this year’s crop and it will grow faster, use less resources and pump out up to 40% more opium per plant. Now tell me which Afghan subsistence farmer whipped up that baby in his spare time in his goat shed lab?
        We know the seeds are coming – how long did it take to grow enough for ‘commercial’ use? We know all about their characteristics but…we don’t know and haven’t dealt with their producers? BTW, the ‘we’ includes that f888888 UN United Nations Drug Cartel…errr…United Nations Drug Control Program. Yeah, friggin war on drugs…I’ve heard that crap for over 50 years, lotta good it’s done.

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        • SharonKinDC says:

          I did, but had forgotten. Thanks for the reminder. Also read of Mexico upping production. Not the black gunk, but ‘white heroin’

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Mexico’s a piker – Afghans are fighting the Golden Triangle for top-dog slot. Also, no one talks about the political-drug gangs in South America that grow opium but they ain’t nowhere as big in the game as the Afghans.
            The Yucatan-heroin theme’s a particularly sore point to me but then again so’s the rest of the drug fiasco there.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Drugs, Inc. on NatGeo

      http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/drugs-inc/

      Border Wars on NatGeo

      http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/border-wars/

      The War On Drugs will never be over, but once we Build The Wall(s), Secure OUR Borders, and Enforce OUR Legal Immigration Laws by Deporting ALL Illegals, we will sure make a DENT in it! IT is a MESS out there, and MOST of it is coming across our southern border, or lack thereof.

      MY Beef with most of these programs, many of which are required referrals of the gubt, is that they charge a LOT of $$$ to put you in front of a Hollywood Movie, have a discussion afterwards, and call it rehab. Repeatedly. That formula is a joke and is obviously NOT Working!

      Example Rehab Movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_a_Man_Loves_a_Woman_(film)

      These are the things TRUMP needs to hit on in the debate next week. In the span of a day we spend almost $162M on Homeland Security. Who Feels Safer? And keep hitting on “The drugs come in and the $$$ go out” OVER & OVER!!!!!

      https://www.nationalpriorities.org/cost-of/homeland-security-since-911/

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      • czarowniczy says:

        You forgot ‘arrest and throw into a deep, dark hole all of the politicians and bankers that assist and profit from drug sales’.
        Youi ignore the huge amounts that come in from Asia – the meth sold in suitcase quantities isn’t being made by some gap-toothed hillbilly who, with his washed-out wife, is traveling to drug stores buying dozens of packs of decongestant – that’s the smoke and mirrors. Go bang on the doors of various agencies such as Customs and ask how many huge shipments of pharmaceutical grade pseudoiphedrine are caught at US ports – and how many ain’t. They come from China and India – the same countries that use internet sales to sell brewers the chemicals they need to make those artificial bath salts killing kids- small-timers get ’em through the US mails.
        Let’s flip[ over to a large international bank that more than likely donates large amounts of $$$ to political campaigns. When they were causght, a year or so ago,.laundering billions in ‘cough cough’ illegal funds, caught doing it so blatantly it couldn’t be ignored, they hot a fwe million fine and a stern warning to go and obviously sin no more. I won’t vene go into the compressed and shrink-wrapped PALLETS of cash that are found hidden in 18-wheelers or the fact that a billion-dollar cartel hub was ‘DISCOVERED’ in Chicago (exactly how do you hide that?).
        Does no good to lock the gates when so many of the guards are as crooked as those we’re trying to keep out.

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        • TwoLaine says:

          I forgot no one. I am not blind to our complete, and purposeful, ineptitude at all borders.

          I said, “The War On Drugs will never be over, but once we Build The Wall(s), Secure OUR Borders”.

          IF you think the shows referenced cover the southern border only, or that they don’t mention the multiple other hazards, you would be wrong.

          $162M per Day on Homeland Security. Do you feel safe?

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          • czarowniczy says:

            We have lots of icky stuff coming over our northern border too – it’s a long forgotten item but Border Patrol picked up more than one swarthy type (look here for one: http://www.cnn.com/1999/US/12/19/border.arrest.01/) bringing explosives into the country, and this was well before 911.
            There are certain government-protected groups in our northern neighbor that have been smuggling illegal things and persons into the US for decades.
            We have over 6000 miles of dirt and water border that’s going to be extremely hard to secure, I’m not even getting into the stuff coming into our ports.’Securing Our Borders’ is a noble goal but has proved to be elusive and would require a huge expansion of the Federal government to do so at any really effective level.
            No I don’t fee;l safer with DHS on watch. I was with one agencies that were rolled into DHS on the day DHS was formed, the Army had loaned me to them. I didn’t feel safe before 911 and the feeling’s no different now – a lot of the hoohah the Feds drum us is just a smokescreen to help the people feed their denial – not to mention a neat way for lots of bureaucrats to pad their salaries and retirements. If the various agencies rolled into DHS were not all that effective on COB on Friday 23 November 2002 why think that when rolled into one huge bureaucratic blob on Monday, 25 November 2012 they’d be any more effective? How are we to get thousands of chairborne rangers out of their padded rollers and out into the dirt – what’s the DHS ratio of drones to worker bees, or any other Federal ‘protective’ agency for that matter?

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    • Jett Black says:

      That’s the kind of truth that just jumps up and slaps everyone in the face–thanks, I needed that!

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  6. justfactsplz says:

    I saw this today and I thought it appeared like a professional campaign add, not like a campaign stop. I agree, this is the beginning of pushing Christie. Too much bad is coming to light about Rubio so they needed a new golden boy.

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  7. bofh says:

    But why go to the trouble of staging this, and then cut him from the debate on the same day? I’m sure there’s a reason, but I’m just not seeing it…

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    • sundance says:

      Where is the safe place, if you are planning a food fight? Not in the same room as the antagonists.

      I think Kasich is going to launch round #2. and isnarly has nothing left to lose.

      Besides, dropping down is based on polling data only 2.5% and higher allowed on prime-time.

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      • lovely says:

        This is also a good possibility I was going to say that Christie can shine at the kiddie table and not come under any direct criticism that Trump may throw his way at the debate if Christie was at the big kids table.

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        • ZurichMike says:

          Don’t count on it! Trump could say something like “not sure what all the hoopla is about Christie’s message being touted by an out-of-touch media — it hasn’t resonated enough for him to get beyond the kiddie table”. LOL!

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        • J. Brown says:

          Good analysis! Hey guys, I’m new here and I can’t get enough of the refreshing, spot on posts and articles! So, so good. Was immediately suspicious of Christie’s polished and seemingly heart-felt video. Then the 6 million hits confused me! So, I came here where the ring of Truth is clearing my muddled head. Thank you!

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    • lovely says:

      Because just like liberals don’t know that they are liberals until they do know, the RNC/GOP doesn’t stand around saying “we are corrupt and this is what we have to do to maintain our ability to be American Overlords”, it is much more subtle and dangerous than that.

      The RNC/GOP think that they know better than the vulgarians and that with their power they will do the right thing for the country (which of course coincides with putting the most money in their pockets). Fox simply didn’t see the larger picture when they booted Christie, coordinating so many parts of a fluid situation is becoming more and more difficult as it is generally done with a wink and a nod.

      That is my 2 cents worth of thought.

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    • Venus says:

      Maybe the hope is Christie will be the “big (no pun intended) fish in a small pond” at the kiddie table and he’ll get the kind of notice/bounce Carly got from her first debate performance.
      Couple that with this “viral video” and he could “surge” into the low double-digits.

      Just spit-balling here.

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  8. Tydurd65 says:

    Christie’s theme on drug abuse fits in well with the Black Lives Matter and Progressive/Socialist message on why there are so many black people incarcerated… it’s not their fault. They are a victim of their environment, someone else is to blame.

    Christie said in his speech that his buddy was “unable to get help.”
    If you listen to his speech, his “buddy” got help for over 10 years from Christie and all of his 1st year law school study group, whatever that means.

    Sounds like he was getting help from professional physicians and his friends. His wife divorced him because she through all of this, and new that he was ultimately in charge of his life.

    I used to like Christie before I saw this. His message is that we should not take responsibility for our own actions. I strongly disagree.

    If you smoke and you think it’s bad for you.. quit.

    If you drink and you think it’s bad for you… quit.

    If you use painkillers and you think they are bad for you.. quit.

    If you say that you can’t quit, you’re only saying that because you are not properly motivated to quit.

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    • haypa2haypa2 says:

      The drug addict friend was in and out of rehab for 10 yrs. With his $$, friends, connections he must have had the best doctors, facilities and follow up. All something someone of more modest means would have trouble affording. It appears motivation was lacking as Tydurd65 said.

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      • Stinky-Inky says:

        I don’t know if Christie’s friend was in chronic pain. But perhaps he was and that’s what drove him to addiction. Chronic back pain–where there’s no comfort in any position whether one is standing, sitting or sleeping–can drive one mad. I had a small back issue this summer and was able to treat it with anti-inflammatories, thankfully. But those first days before the anti-inflammatories really started working, made me understand why some people turn to Rx opiates to kill pain.

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        • Deb says:

          As Bob Beckel said on Hannity the other day while promoting his memoir about his many addictions, you can’t get sober and stay that way without God. It’s why AA requires you to have belief in a “higher power.” Most humans are simply not strong enough to beat addiction without asking for God’s help. At least not permanently.

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          • Jett Black says:

            Absolutely true. If we were able to kick addictions without God’s strength and mercy, we wouldn’t have harmful addictions to begin with.

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    • Luck is not all says:

      Excellent post Ty . I doubt it will be very popular among the ones who need to practice it.

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    • AdukeLAXobserver says:

      And if you eat too much, you quit eating so much. Then you get off your butt and exercise to lose the weight. You don’t get a surgery because you have zero self control like Christy.

      Look I am all for helping people when they need help. But I don’t feel sorry for people who choose to take drugs. They can control what goes into their body. Maybe I have seen too many ungrateful people on intervention programs. Maybe it’s people close to me with drug issues too. But really I have had it. If they want help they can get it. I am going to save my feeling sorry for people that don’t have drug problems.

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    • fred says:

      His drug message is to make you feel compassion for drug addicts and dealers. Why…. because they are about to let out many thousands of them. Now it’s hard to feel empathy for a heroin addict as he will commit any crime break into any house and has no soul left except to get more. There are roving bands of them stealing and racking up the crime stats. That’s why they are in prison Crispy… So we don’t get robbed and shot by the hordes….They need between a hundred and 500 a day to not feel really sick.

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  9. Rebel Mope says:

    I think there is more to it than just ‘splitters’. Having been in a real live gin-mill/saloon/barroom once or twice, I can tell you there just isn’t enough stuff hanging from the walls from beer companies. The only thing you see is an Absolut vodka bottle, that you can’t read and a Bud Light banner. Looks like the elderly woman on the left might have her elbow next to a soda, and the guys in the back with their arms crossed might have a drink (soda again?) but other than that, it looks like an AA meeting without the cigarettes. (Not that I would know anything about that.) So, yeah, it’s staged. Probably some gin-mill after hours. But why would he talk about addiction in some saloon? Because Obama freed a bunch of Federal prisoners with drug convictions. Alcohol = Drugs and there but for the grace of God…A bit too touchy feelly for me. Just another change of topic from an Obama-wanna-be if you ask me.

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  10. angryduc says:

    this guy is a predator make no mistake he is a predator

    he isn’t guessing he isn’t misinformed this m’fr (christie) is a predator he will die soon he won’t escape life

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  11. rjcylon says:

    A week from now no one will remember this video.

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  12. josejose12 says:

    So, is Christie the new Establishment candidate? Or is it still Rubio?

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    • josejose12 says:

      And I mean is he the new main establishment candidate?

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    • lovely says:

      Whoever sticks 😉 The credit card nonsense is going to be very difficult for Rubio to slither out of.

      “It wasn’t a credit card, it was an American Express charge card secured under my personal credit in conjunction with the party,” Rubio said.

      What Rubio doesn’t seem to understand is that he is no Clinton. No matter how hard he tries.

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      • SharonKinDC says:

        That’s another weasel. Just because he signed off saying he’d be responsible for charges not picked up by FL GOP, does not mean FL GOP’s policy green lighted personal use of the card. His parsing/misdirection ability is good. Clintonian lite.

        Trump point blank challenged the media to report on Rubes CC issues in NH. Finally, several got the lead out and started… it’s already ugly, people are pissed off at such irresponsibility, because we aren’t talking a $20 McD’s run, and not being wealthy themselves, they aren’t giving a pass to him.

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      • Stinky-Inky says:

        “It wasn’t a gun. It was a mechanical device that fires projectiles.”

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    • i say it is still Jeb.

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      • lovely says:

        I think the question is “Who is Jeb’s placeholder?” 🙂

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        • fred says:

          I think SD needs to do an analysis on Jeb and how he is losing so bad and what’s really up. Jeb is faking dead and never trust a possum. He will reawaken at some point like a jack in the Box come out laughing with Rove. Never lull yourself that he is down for the count. He has a trick bag a mile long and this pretend I’ll do better stuff is clear to me…. he’s doing kabuki..poor me my dad made me have depression. Rove and Jeb have something big up their sleeve and I bet SD will figure it out……

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        • Judgy says:

          Hi Lovely!
          I was watching a PBS show two days ago, called the “American Forum”, and the subject was “The ‘Browning’ of America” (creepy in that the PBS folks are so vindictively GLEEFUL about it). There was a moment that gave me chills, when one of the panelists mentioned “Jeb vs. Hillary” so very, very nonchalantly, as if it was ALREADY completely decided upon (well, I guess it WAS).

          No more “pre-ordained” “Deciders”! TRUMP, 2016!!

          (Btw…….is anyone else here a tad concerned that NBC might be setting up Trump for “planned failure” on SNL? I just mean in that all the pundits & reviewers are likely already PLANNING to call his appearance “a flop”? I realize it’s “just” SNL, so, really, who cares? Still………TRUST NO ONE!).

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Whoever “takes”.

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  13. NJF says:

    Wait a sec….so the above expenditure chit actually has a spot that says “canidate” and then boxes for oppose/support?

    That’s kinda blatant, yes? Why wouldn’t they put the name of the candidate they support? Or does this kind of expenditure receipt represent services against Trump regardless of who might benefit? Kinda like having a hit man on retainer?

    Wow.

    As for the video itself, and all the gushing that went on today….my first thought was gee, they memtion iCarly, Yeb, & Christie but no mention of Trump’s revelations about his brother?

    I guess death by alcoholism isn’t hipster. SMH

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  14. Venus says:

    Makes complete sense that this is professionally produced — too bad it didn’t help him make the main stage at the next debate.

    Christie is a hack. He talks a big game about how he would “love to debate Hillary Clinton” but we all know he’ll sell us out for 2 tickets to a Bruce Springsteen concert and a box of donuts.

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    • TheTorch says:

      Venus that is fabulous comments!! 😀

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Yesterday someone said he wouldn’t get far because of BridgeGate. They are SO OUT OF TOUCH! The vast majority could care less about BridgeGate.

      We care about what he did, and who he did it with, on the eve of the 2012 elections.

      #COLDANGER

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      • Judgy says:

        Ha! It’s so weird how OBSESSED they were/ are with “Bridgegate”, isn’t it? The “Pajama Boy” lookalike, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, probably devoted FAR more time to it than to Hillary’s VERY REAL, FAR MORE RELEVANT E-mail Scandal.

        Someone must do macrame on the cerebral cortexes of Lefties’ brains! They hang on to the ODDEST things.

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  15. flyanddive says:

    So when is Christie going to tackle Carson’s habit of sniffing glue?

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  16. almost every single drug addict i’ve ever known has had professional help and rehab and still continued drug use. many went on to the death they were seeking all along. it’s not always just the drug addiction that is the problem, they’ve got preexisting issues before they ever did drugs, that keep them addicted: narcissism, selfishness, low self-esteem, dark spirits, and other ills of the soul all wrapped up into the physical addiction. if the whole person is not treated then it can and does easily fail. and if the person keeps choosing death, then it just fails period.

    Chris Christie failed to mention one of the biggest and most deadliest addictions (for obvious reasons, poster boy): OVER EATING, GLUTTONY, UNHEALTHY DIET & LIFESTYLE. Hospitals full of illness and death that big pharma hasn’t a clue on and cannot cure.

    Nice moving speech though! If they push Crispy, like pushing a boulder uphill.

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    • sandraopines says:

      Krispy Cream is a clear RINO his “feelings” type approach to things is all Dem moves. I find him entertaining but the picture of him hugged up to Obummer still remains in most people’s minds…

      Politicians should not try to fix Addictive Personality disorders. They aren’t qualified. The person has to WANT to change and find the intestinal fortitude to seek help. There are plenty of options but no politician or Dr for that matter can give a person the WILL to change. That comes from within. Liberals need to “feel” like they are “helping.”

      I don’t think Krispy can move far but what do I know…………

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      I agree many addicts have other issues and Krispy even said, if an addict doesn’t want to turn around, they won’t. Which undercuts his premise, really.

      That said, I do know people who ‘innocently’ became addicts to Rx drugs. They dried out and they wanted to, but it took a while before they realized how addicted they were. Others, like the young man my daughter knew, had a legit pain management problem, and went to H because of the crackdown on pain killer prescription.

      The other thing, and maybe you were hinting at it, but… we can’t save everyone. It may seem harsh, but that is reality.

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    • NCPatrick says:

      Somewhere in the past I read a story about the amount of $$ the Christie’s charge the state of NJ for their food and wine. It was literally staggering .. I’ll have to try to find that story, but of course Christie will not be the candidate, nor will Snarly or Kasich or hopefully Rubio. The goal remains unchanged: Jeb! Hence my great fears of a brokered convention.

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    • fred says:

      very few heroin addicts get well. They are like the GOP hell bent and you can’t figure out why. You plead and talk and spend tons of money on them. They all say they are going back to school. Meanwhile robbing stores and banks with sawed of shotguns. They are as slick as it gets and every liberal should have one. They can hustle you down to the bone and promise you then come over and steal your jewelry for a hit. Come on I feel bad for them but they are dangerous not like hopeless drunks they are committed to crime… I’m sure of this. I’ve heard every hustle there is and finally you learn to accept what is gonna happen. Later you say what if I had of done that instead…. guilt that’s what they leave you with if you accept it. Made for liberals they should all adopt a heroin addict.

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  17. Burnt Toast says:

    …in 1964 as a kid she knew it was bad… I knew as a kid growing up she tried everything… she had the gum… the patches…

    The gum “Originally (in the 1980s) gum was sold only by prescription” wiki nicotine gum
    The patches “The first study of the pharmacokinetics of a transdermal nicotine patch in humans was published in 1984” wiki nicotine patches

    Christie, born 1962, was “a kid growing up” in the mid (earliest) / late 1980s when these products first came on the market?

    That takes us to the 28 second mark of his six and a half minute video.
    And that concludes my viewing.

    Shameless.

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  18. grimjim2015 says:

    That is simply feel good nonsense, it won’t help the problem, it may help a few addicts, but the overall problem will continue to get worse.

    Tolerance of drug use must be destroyed, it really isn’t cool or OK to be a doper, that includes the DRUG marijuana. Stiff sentences for drug dealers keeps drugs away from the hands of kids, the fools, and the curious.

    I have watched the death spiral of may people I knew since high school in the 80’s go down from one drug or another and every single one of them started on little old “harmless” pot, EVERY SINGLE ONE!

    From what I watched go down with my own eyes the first great wipe-out came with crack, then it was meth, then prescription pills and designer drugs(ecstasy. etc), then heroin, now it’s all of them mixed up into a toxic mix of death of all of them put together with marijuana as the anchor to all of it. Alcohol sure didn’t help matters either.

    I have read there was another drug, before my day, that was once legal until the mid 60’s that became a recreational drug in the 70’s. That drug became such bad news that only the scum of the earth smoked it much afterward. yeah, it’s still around, but limited to the worst of ghettos.

    That drug was phencyclidine, better known as angel dust, PCP, wack, wet, sherm, etc, etc. Part of the drug cocktail that killed “Buffy” (Anissa Jones) from Family Affair

    If it’s possible to turn kids and others away from a drug like that during the height of its popularity(1979) then it’s possible to turn people away from other drugs, but other drugs aren’t being stigmatized like PCP was by the late 70’s(1979 -7 percent of high school seniors used PCP)

    Most drugs, including alcohol, cocaine, heroin, and especially marijuana are still being glamorized in the media, especially marijuana. It sure seems to me that whether intentional or not, certain forces don’t want the insanity to end, not as long as the media continues to make promotional videos for drug use; no matter if they call them music videos, movies, or TV shows–that’s what they are when the rubber hits the road.

    People aren’t ready to put a stop to this lunacy or it would be stopped. Too many people who are against drugs are making too many excuses for dopers. Nothing will change, not anytime soon.

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    • fred says:

      None of these guys have gotten a call for the hundredth time to come and check on a family member or girlfriend living down below the underpass. You have to drag them away and hope this time they will stop. Nope 5 crimes later they are back in jail and you can breathe for a few months. With heroin they have to be confined for the safety of the public.

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  19. 22227z says:

    I noticed Christie didn’t mention food addiction. It is real, and not all, but many overweight people eat to suppress unprocessed pain and emotions. I saw the video the other day and found it really weird the media being so moved by his performance. I was not moved at all, and couldn’t understand the hype. Thanks to Sundance now I do.

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  20. Sandra says:

    This seems like total BS. He implies that drug addicts can’t receive medical treatment. If a drug addict got cancer he/she would receive treatment. And to treat the drug addiction itself there are lots and lots of rehab programs all over the country and many (most?) treatments are covered by insurance. I know a heroin addict who went through 5 rehabs including 3 expensive in-patient stays, and all were covered by his insurance with only a small ($100-200) copay. I was shocked..

    I have known cigarette addicts, alcohol addicts, food addicts, and drug addicts. Drug addicts are in a class of their own. They are like toddlers. They lie and manipulate to get what they want. They steal from their own kids, parents, grandparents, and other loved ones. I have almost no sympathy for them. When you treat your loved ones like crap, that’s when I draw the line.

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  21. MfM says:

    Absolutely staged, there is not a single phone being used as a camera to take a shot of your minutes with the candidate. Looks similar to a Ruby Tuesday’s or Applebee’s. A restaurant with a bar. The people all look alike, the same age range and background. He’s giving a speech, but no one is trying to get his attention… and there are zero reporters there.

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  22. 300 says:

    I must say the talk from christie does pulls you in. then the Tree House pulls the vial back again.

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  23. Lars says:

    My nephew’s half-brother knew a /loser/heroin junker/career criminal/, in/out of jail, who the weekend before great new job…pfffft. Christie should be the head of The Dept. of Storytelling.

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  24. jello333 says:

    Yeah maybe staged, and maybe some ulterior motive… I don’t doubt that, considering everything else we’re learning about this election. But WOW this guy is good when he gets rolling. I must admit I never knew that about him. I just always wondered “How did this dude get elected?” Now I know.

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  25. Jack Long says:

    I lived in Vermont. Vermont and Western NH are essentially the same and you spend a lot of time in both states for shopping, high school sports, etc.

    When I was there alcoholism was very high and now underage drinking and heroin use are overwhelming the authorities.

    Google searches:
    Vermont heroin

    Vermont underage drinking alcoholism

    It doesn’t surprise me that this report says that addiction is a high concern among voters. In the NH primary, especially, voters traditionally want pressing local concerns addressed, so Christie is doing that, whether one agrees with his method or not.

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  26. labrat says:

    There’s a controversial law proposed in NH to put severe restrictions on prescribing pain meds. The theory goes – people get addicted to pain meds and then when they can’t afford or get any more legal meds they move on to cheap, available heroin. Supposedly, they are going to fix the problem by making it hard to get pain relief. What they seems to forget is that these people are in PAIN!!! …. and the government is going to tell your doctor how to deal with it? If you are in pain and you can’t get relief – you won’t go to the street if you haven’t been primed by the legal script first? Huh? Morons.

    What’s the point of his law school friend story? He had access to help and it didn’t help. So now the government needs to make sure we help these people? His story illustrates a poignant fact. The “help” we have available isn’t working! So let’s double down and do more of it. Typical politician.

    It’s glaringly obvious that contrary to Christie’s little narrative – yes it is up to the individual. I work in this area – we always have a queue of crisis patients in our ER and there’s been an alarming uptick of heroin OD’s. Many, many of these people are regulars. They come to us for “help”, we find them “help”, and a few weeks later they are back. Help for addicts is largely a myth, sadly. I don’t have any answers, but doubling down on failure isn’t one of them.

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    • Notmeagain says:

      This makes me angry. It’s a return to the Bad Old Days of the 80s and 90s when people in their last days were denied effective pain medication because “they might get addicted.” Like intractable pain is better. But great talking points for politicians.
      So I have looked at every theory and every trial to control drug use since the Victorian days–they had serious addictions due to patent medicines when a little OTC morphine or cocaine was all there was to help a lot of problems. And look where things are now. It is all moonshine until (a) the mechanism of addiction is understood (b) a counterstrategy can then be developed–and it still won’t happen, says my cynical self, until that counterstrategy is in the form of a pill that will make big bucks for Big Pharma.

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      • Notmeagain says:

        Of course we do know the “mechanism,” drugs replace or interfere with naturally occurring neurotransmitters. What I meant was, why is it that this then makes people behave badly? Because that is the real problem of addiction. No one is worried about people being addicted to their own endorphins or adrenaline.

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        • Deb says:

          And people being addicted to their own endorphins and adrenaline is precisely why we have people going on 24 hour video game binges, or unable to put down their phones, or
          obsessing over positive feedback on Instagram.

          And what no one wants to talk about is that our hedonistic culture is encouraging all sorts of narcissism, which leads to these types of addictive behaviors. People who are working hard to raise a family don’t have time to indulge in these sorts of things.

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          • Notmeagain says:

            Actually your examples all include staring at an unnatural light source and being exposed to small amounts of unnatural electromagnetic energy. Since the brain works on electrical charging and discharging, it is hard for me to believe that this exposure doesn’t subtly alter brain performance. As to games, some certainly cause an adrenaline rush. Those kind also (shooters) lead to an excess muscular tension. Which causes more chemical changes as the muscles overwork. All behaviour is such a complex feedback with the environment around us and in us. There are no simple answers.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Start watching out for heroin addicts and others who OD on suboxone. That drug does not show up on narcotics tests and often NarCan is not administered. An OD results in unconsciousness, then slowly shuts down organs and body functions. By then it is too late. Suboxone is widely available and is sold on the streets. Another Big Pharma “help” for addicts.

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  27. I have heard the Donald imply our war on drugs has got to change…folds into his comments about doing more for mental health in this country…which of course would include drug addiction and taking the crime and money out of it to stop the violence.

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  28. JoeS says:

    It is really funny watching Carson clarify the details of his violent youth such as hitting his mother with a hammer. He recounted this story, apparently at on of his book signings. Later, he spoke to Megan Kelly about it.

    This was the funnier encounter because, obviously, Megan Kelly has an anti-Trump agenda, and she was trying to prop Carson up. She had a hard time keeping a straight face, and I have recognized and important “tell” about Megan Kelly. When she is trying to keep a “straight face” in the face of what she knows is COMPLETE BS, she sucks her cheeks in, becomes very tense, stares straight ahead, and her eyes do not blink. What a phony!

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  29. Lou says:

    I’m not sure an unborn fetus is a life yet. that could cause real problems for a police officer who restrains an out of control mother and the mother loses the baby. so, is that considered murder?

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    • Deb says:

      If a mother has become so out of control she needs to be restrained, that means she has become a danger to others. If her unborn baby is harmed because she needs to be restrained, it is her fault.

      Taking responsibility for your own actions leads to a safer, more prosperous community for everyone. That’s why conservatives advocate for self control and responsibility.

      And yes, an unborn fetus is an person. And it is tragic when the mother’s decisions have an adverse affect on their child.

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  30. How did drug abuse get to be the number #1 issue in New Hampshire? Anyone think that’s odd?

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    • TwoLaine says:

      It’s Proven Science, DonChaKnow?!!! 😉

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    • Jack Long says:

      As I mentioned above, heroin is a very big problem in Vermont, and a lot of that will spill over into NH. Parents are probably very concerned.

      It doesn’t surprise me that it’s a big issue there.

      I agree with the posters who think that once these people are hooked they aren’t interested in ‘help’, other than as an excuse. This is a difficult problem that would really worry me if I still lived there.

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    • Deb says:

      A culture that promotes narcissism and hedonism combined with a decreased belief in God and or religion will always lead people to fill that gaping hole in their soul with something. Drugs have become quite de-stigmatized even among the upper classes, so it makes sense that it would become a problem.

      We are witnessing the decline of Western Civilization. It’s happened before, decadence has brought down many a society throughout history.

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  31. Stephen Richter says:

    If the end result of the establishment pushing its candidates is that the voters get more choices then I think that is good. I like a lot of things about Trump but do not want to have to vote for him. A president has to work well with others. And must have a lot of experience with the issues and governance. I like Jeb but cannot vote for him because he does not see how immigration is destroying the country.

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    • stringy theory says:

      Problem is all the establishment candidates offer the same CoC agenda. More candidates does not equal more choices. I suggest you read the details about the GOPe plans that Sundance has made readily available here. There is only one man who does not kowtow to the CoC and their agenda and that’s Donald Trump. And only Trump can defeat hitlery who will without doubt be the dumbocrap candidates.

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  32. NJF says:

    LOL watching morning joe, and the pearl clutching over Christie getting the boot from the main stage.

    They are all in on bashing the process, and how can FOX remove smeone who “has the hot hand.”

    And “why oh why did they choose to use the IBD poll over the CNN one?”

    Then boom, agenda revealed….one of the talking heads muses, “well I think this might actually help Christie.”

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  33. NJF says:

    LOL forgot to add, on morning joe when discussing Christie,’s surge Mika exclaimed, “especially given his viral video MADE BY the Huffington Post.”

    they are all having difficulty hiding the agenda.

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  34. JRD says:

    “A president has to work well with others.”

    And that is exactly the experience Trump has.

    If you don’t think dealing with the prima donnas in zoning is difficult you are just not being truthful.

    Try building a skyscraper all over the world. You can not accomplish that feat by yourself.

    It is much more difficult than being a KING in the senate.

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  35. stringy theory says:

    If the GOPe thinks they can pump up Mr. Jelly Donut into a viable candidate, then they’re on the very drugs he’s talking about in the video. Won’t happen; can’t happen. Ditto iSnarly.

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  36. Ivehadit says:

    Strategy: Use Carson for Iowa and use Christie for NH to (try) to knock Trump out early.
    DREAM ON, GOPe!
    And ALL that love Trump but aren’t registered republican, it is IMPERATIVE that you register as a republican NOW…just to play it safe. 🙂

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  37. pyromancer76 says:

    No one has mentioned the smoking gun — stop the nonsensical War on Drugs. Just Like Prohibition building the Mafia, it only enabled/enables criminals — in true entrepreneurial/capitalistic fashion — to build yuge empires and help destroy our country — and many others. Leave these drugs legal, including heroin. Today, those who want it get it anyway, can, easily, off the street, and the money goes into the hands of the crime syndicates — who influence our election processes.

    And people who need pain medications, need pain meds. Period. Those who will abuse, will abuse anyway. Help fund private, constructive organizations/institutions to help those who have been abused or are in need in other ways. Those who have death wishes, have death wishes. Let them go to their graves — after much, much help to turn their lives around — without enriching the criminal faction. The family pain remains in either case, deep and forever. Like with alcoholics. There will always be those who turn to the dark side. Don’t let them build criminal enterprises on the way down. Remember, Just Like Prohibition.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      “Leave these drugs legal, including heroin.”
      No. Keep the drugs and the criminals out. Build the wall.

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    • Sandra says:

      I get the feeling you don’t have any direct experience with heroin or heroin addicts. I think if you did you would not suggest that heroin be legal. Heroin is not like alcohol or cigarettes, it’s a billion times worse. If we legalize heroin it will be cheaper and easier to get… and we will have many many more heroin addicts and a much worse crisis on our hands.

      The correct thing to do is to tighten the borders and increase sentences for drug selling and drug manufacturing.

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      • fred says:

        You can learn about heroin any day. Go to the border down by the river in Tijuana. Walk up and down the concrete when it’s not running and talk to some of the people. If you live you will know all you need not to ever have a bleeding heart. They can smell it and you will see the point of depravity you never imagined.

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  38. jeans2nd says:

    Christie claims he will be a strict enforcer of every federal law. Will he then ignore this video’s impassioned pleas for addicts and put them in jail as the law requires? The strategists may have missed the part where people are now paying attention. Words mean things.

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  39. TycheSD says:

    I think threat of punishment or fear of worse consequences combined with the ability to see another possible option to their current course are both necessary to solve drug addiction.

    Christie’s friend who became hooked on Percocet was too perfect. He obviously was putting on a good show but was not a happy man inside. Otherwise, he would not have been abusing a prescription drug.

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  40. Libertas says:

    Amen Gov Christie, but the kleptocratic plutocracy cares not about Americans as long as they can have all the illegal alien replacement indentured servitude labor it can get. How is that abandoned American state of West Virginia working out for us?

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  41. TwoLaine says:

    For those of you who missed the hubbub around the start of school this year, note the date.

    Schools stock up on heroin overdose antidote
    September 11, 2015

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/schools-stock-up-on-heroin-overdose-antidote/

    This was all over the tubes. Your tax dollars at work.

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  42. Rondo says:

    Classic straw man argument by Christie

    Stuart Schneiderman nails it

    http://stuartschneiderman.blogspot.ca/2015/11/chris-christie-on-drug-addiction.html

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  43. skeptiktank says:

    I’ve never known anyone who’s life was ruined by percocet. Vodka, however, is a very real possibility.

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  44. MouseTheLuckyDog says:

    I’m upset about this trashing of Christie’s weight. More so because instead of ad-hominem attacks on his weight people could be putting out rather more substantive criticisms about the stupid things he says.

    I’m fat. Of the reasons that I ma fat I would say, that about 15% comes from bad circumstances–times when I had to eat badly because that was really the only choice. Between 10%-20% of the time, it’s my fault– I pig out. I confess, once in a while I like to grab a pint of ice cream and sit and watch a movie. but way less then most people would make out.
    30% of it is medical circumstances, where it is hard to lose weight. Then there are the odd little bits and pieces.

    But the biggest reason I am fat– I work to hard. As many people put it I “burn the candle at both ends”. I eat more at lunch to have enough energy to get through the day. I work late so get less sleep then I should. That means I automatically gain more weight just from the lack of sleep. But lack of sleep also makes people more hungry. I get less exercise because I don’t have time, and often when I do have time, I’m too tired. It makes one big cycle which just feeds on itself.

    During the periods of my like when I did not work so hard, I ate much less then the people around me, mostly even skipping lunch and a slice of toast for breakfast. I was one of the more athletic persons around who did not participate in amateur sports or pro sports.

    Here is the thing. I made a choice to work hard. But everyone around me thought working hard was a great thing and a positive trait. I don’t think I should be blamed for doing something that most people thought was good.

    So lay off Christie, because you don’t know why he is fat. Maybe he’s just a pig who keeps sticks of butter dipped in sugar in his desk. But maybe he’s not. Not every that is fat is.

    Instead look at what he’s talking about. His sister who took up smoking, when smoking was common place. His friend who took up pain killers because his doctor told him to. He compares those people to heroin addicts who come to it knowing what it is. or come to it from some different drug, which they got into knowing what it was.

    Lives have a way of spiraling out of control when you aren’t paying attention. I don’t believe people should be blamed when it happens. I also believe that people should be given as many chances as they need to get their life back together. But I don’t believe that people should be praised for an attempt that fails. I also don’t believe that people should be excused for felonious criminal behaviour when they do so . Especially behaviour that damages or costs other people.

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    • Liam says:

      In this nauseatingly-politically-correct culture, everyone’s feelings matter, except those of fat people. It’s still fine for anyone/everyone to demonize fat people. Otherwise very reasonable and thoughtful people are revealing usually-hidden ignorance in this thread. Nobody here is privy to any information about Chris Christie’s health history or health issues, nor is it anyone’s business. There is plenty to discuss about Christie’s positions without cheapening our arguments by attacking the man’s health/appearance.

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  45. Josh says:

    “It’s easy to be pro-life for the nine months that they’re in the womb.” ~ Chris Christie

    Geez Chris, PLEASE convince all in government of this!

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  46. tz says:

    The morbidly obese sugar addicted Christie is in denial.
    Also addicted to power – bridgehate -mand taxpayer funds.
    What about civil forfeiture where NO drugs are found, no charges, etc?
    What about SWAT raids for trivia like the one that blew a hole in a baby’s face andd chest?

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  47. Amy says:

    Ok Sundance,
    You are bold..
    I am going to be bold with you..
    Let’s talk about the speech it’s self which by the way is incredibly sad.. BUT..
    Chris Christie says his friend went to rehab and was in and out for 10 years..
    Then at the very end said he couldn’t get help???
    What? He was in and out for 10 years..
    His friend was lucky that he was out able to be in and out of rehab that many times. How can you say he wasn’t able to get help?
    You have to want to get help when you are a drug addict. End. Of. Story. You can force someone in to rehab, but you have to have the mind set. There are some people who deal with pain and need pain meds, which is a very dangerous when they become addicted.
    I do believe we need to stop judging addicts, I have myself judged drug addicts and I regret it, but my issue is with Chris Christie saying his friend couldn’t get help when he did. Chris Christie needed to say the truth which is the pink elephant in the room.

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    • janc1955 says:

      What CC should’ve said was that his friend couldn’t BE helped, not that he couldn’t GET help. Seems he got all the help available. It’s a major distinction (couldn’t BE vs. couldn’t GET, and puts the responsibility in his friend’s case exactly where it belongs – on his friend. But I don’t think that was the message Christie was sending, now that I’ve read SD’s opinion and the comments here.

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  48. Donn says:

    A good analysis that is spot on. This is a professionally orchestrated performance and professionally distributed as well. The invisible hand of the GOP “donor class” is becoming more visible because of intelligent and insightful analysis like this.

    As for the merits of his position, victims of medically proscribed pain killers are and should be morally and legally distinguishable from recreational users of “drugs” and illegal drug dealers. His whole premise that it “can happen to anyone” is false and is a thinly disguised apologia for undisciplined, self-destructive behavior.

    The first priority is closing borders and stopping the unimpeded flow of drugs from Mexico and other points of departure. Close the borders, deport illegals and have a real war on drugs and drug dealers as well as the illegal alien invasion of our country.

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  49. kvoorhees4 says:

    What bothers me most is comparing his poor deceased mother to drug addicts. Why can’t her son accord her some dignity and not use her death for his own ambition? Its appalling. And it is very smug on his part to blame his mother for getting cancer.

    I live in New Jersey and one of the reasons Corzine lost to Christie was that Corzine was touting “universal preK” in his ads. Taxpayers in this highly taxed state heard that and were alarmed. Imagine the cost of government preK for all. No doubt we’re already paying for it for the cities like Newark and Camden and Asbury Park. I remember when Zuckerberg was putting $100 million into Cory Booker’s Newark school system. We state taxpayers put $1 billion into the Newark schools every year. Predictably, Zuckerberg’s money was spent badly and there’ve been newspaper articles about it.

    So, no thanks to the federal government doing drug treatment. What to do with drug addicts? Probably some form of incarceration so they do not hurt other people. They can do more harm than it costs to put them in a secure place.

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