‘Tired of the Crazies’

It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s refreshing to see a person in a high position of power stand up to the hysterics, even if some of those hysterics are the same people who voted for him.

“And I’m tired of dealing with the crazies.”

So are we. The above is how New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie recently reacted to criticism of Sohail Mohammed, an attorney Christie appointed to a state judgeship. Mohammed is a Muslim, so the far right immediately pounced with the math of hysteria: Muslim + Judgeship = OMG! Sharia Law!!

Credit Gov. Christie, as he was having none of that nonsense at a recent press conference:

“Sharia law has nothing to do with this at all. It’s crazy. It’s crazy. The guy’s an American citizen who has been an admitted lawyer to practice in the state of New Jersey, swearing an oath to uphold the laws of New Jersey, the constitution of the state of New Jersey, and the Constitution of the United States of America . . . This Sharia law business is crap. It’s just crazy. And I’m tired of dealing with the crazies.”

Here’s video of Christie’s comments in full:

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This is the kind of anti-Muslim hysteria we’re all too familiar with here in Texas. Just this last legislative session, state Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, lead the charge to outlaw the use of Sharia Law in Texas courts with a piece of legislation that essentially said the U.S. Constitution should be the supreme law of the land. Because that wasn’t already obvious?

Thankfully, though, Berman’s bill taking a nasty swipe at American Muslims didn’t become law. But if we were to bet, we would put some money on another attempt by Berman or another legislator to get the obvious enshrined into law when the Legislature reconvenes in 2013. And when they do, they’ll try to do so with no evidence to back up their hysterical claims of a subversive Muslim plot to take over the country, much like they did in attacking Gov. Christie’s appointee and much like Berman and his supporters did during this year’s legislative session in trying to get the anti-Muslim measure passed.

5 thoughts on “‘Tired of the Crazies’

  1. While the US Constitution is the highest law in the nation, it’s roots are in the continued support of three quarters of the state legislatures who hold the supreme right to alter or abolish it. The current effort by the Tea Pot Party to reverse the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court under authority of Article III by Act of Congress to exclude the actions of state governments unreasonably presumes that such a change will only benefit the Tea Pot Party. The prime motivation behind this move is in hopes of restoring the Confederacy, status ante bellum.

    The South effectively neutralized major portions of the provisions of the Reconstruction Amendments pursuant to the Compromise of 1877 which removed Federal Troops from the occupied South, which allowed paramilitary groups such as the KKK to “redeem” defacto slavery. This defacto slavery also known as segregation was gutted during the JFK-LBJ years which put the South in a position closer to that envisioned in Reconstruction.

    The present hysteria over Sharia Law intruding into can be seen as fear of another wave of Reconstruction, this time bringing a foreign (Arab) influence into Christian America, and “Arabs” are just another form of “Sand N______rs( Black People)”.

  2. …Because the GOP has a split personality, one part crazy and hot, the other heart/soulless and cold. They run on the steam the contact of those two produces. Christie fully belongs to the latter fraction. He got angry because the fire-breathing end singed the part he resides in the party anatomy.

  3. It is the goal of Islam and all Muslim followers to replace the US Constitution with Shariah law. Will you allow just a little Shariah in our courts? Muslims won’t be satisfied with a little. Neither will I. NO SHARIAH in Texas courts or US courts. If you are a woman reading this, become educated on how Islam /Shariah treats YOU.