“I want to be clear, I don’t agree with the way it was done, but it’s been done, and those of us that take an oath have a responsibility to abide by that oath.”
Why is it that whenever a politician says “I want to be clear” can we typically assume that clarity is the furthest thing from the politician’s mind?
Like all of the other potential marriage betrayers, Christie was quick to criticize the High Court’s decision but pledged to follow it without reservation.
The political-class in Washington D.C. calls that triangulation. Normal people call it talking out of both sides of your mouth.
But Chris Christie has been down this road before.
WND reports: “The governor [Christie] dropped his opposition to gay marriage in New Jersey after the state’s Supreme Court upheld it in 2013.”
Christie did veto a bill that would have legalized “gay marriage” in New Jersey and then softened his stance after the New Jersey Supreme Court decreed that it should be legal.
Liberals cheered him for his “pragmatism.” CNN praised him for “back[ing] away from his opposition to same-sex marriage.”
Conservatives, on the other hand, were not convinced.
As the left-wing Politico.com reports: “But for a GOP base that already views his conservative bona fides warily, his decision not to go down swinging against a court decision that has legalized gay marriage in his state could prove problematic.”
Problematic indeed, Christie has a reputation as a hell-raiser, a straight shooter; so when he massages his position on any issue, he draws attention. It’s tantamount to E.F. Hutton whispering.
And now that the High Court has issued its lawless decree, Christie is back to his old scrappy self. In contrast to a number of GOP presiential candidates who are offering moral support to those who believe they should defy the tyranical SCOTUS decree, Christie is ordering county clerks in New Jersey to abide by the ruling, or else.
Ben Johnson wrote for LifeSiteNews.com: “In a tone usually reserved for busting teachers’ unions, Christie told clerks who hold traditional values, ‘You took the job, and you took the oath.’ He would offer no exemption for an individual whose conscience would not allow him to participate in a union the vast majority of the world’s religions deem sinful.”
So let’s see, Christie was against gay marriage before he was for gay marriage and he might, possibly, be against it again, but even if he is against it, if it happens, he will honor it.
That sounds clear enough.