This is the first in a series of dumb things Republicans say, a la the “12 Days Of Christmas.”
We all know that the GOP base loves it when the United States bombs places that the average Republican voter can’t find on a map. But it appears that it isn’t just the base that has problems with all things “fur-in.” (That’s “foreign” for the rest of us.)
Chris Christie was all worked up over ISIS, terrorism, and President Obama, who he called “feckless,” at the Republican debate on December 15. And while showing the audience that just because he’s a little on the chubby side, he’s not a cuddly Santa-type, Christie also showed that he doesn’t have a clue about who’s in charge in other places.
While talking tough about fighting ISIS, Christie proclaimed that he would “stand across from King Hussein of Jordan and…say to him, ‘You have a friend again sir, who will stand with you to fight this fight.'”
Tony Soprano Christie missed is that King Hussein of Jordan is dead. Very dead, in fact. Since 1999 dead. If Chevy Chase was still doing the news on SNL, he would probably be leading each week with “King Hussein of Jordan is still dead.”
Maybe Christie was still obsessing over President Obama when he said this, thinking about his middle name. We all know that Republicans love to throw “Hussein” in there when they talk about the president, like we need to distinguish him from some other President Obama. “Oh, you mean Barack HUSSEIN Obama? I thought you meant the other one.” Maybe he was trying to think of someone with an Arabic sounding name that he could say something nice about. Although Jordan’s current king, Abdullah, also has a nice, Arab-sounding name. Or maybe, just maybe, Chris Christie is just as dumb about these things as the GOP “base” he is pandering to.
Presenting our first day of “derp.” Chris Christie and the dead king.