In another incident, Christie angrily shouts to a man who had questioned his attacks on public school teachers: "You're a real big shot. You're a real big shot shooting your mouth off." The man replies, "Nah, just take care of the teachers." Christie, pushing his bulk before him and surrounded by his security detail, strides toward the man, who slowly backs away. "Keep walking away," Christie says menacingly. "Really good. Keep walking." The brief clip is a disturbing window into the governor's vindictiveness, one that is augmented by access to power.
The visceral need by Christie to ridicule and threaten anyone who does not bow before him, his dark lust for revenge, his greed, gluttony and hedonism, his need to surround himself with large, fawning entourages and his obsequiousness to corporate power are characteristics our corporate titans embrace and understand. They see in Christie versions of themselves. They know he will enthusiastically do their dirty work. They trust him to be a real bastard. If Christie and the billionaires behind him take the presidency and begin to manipulate government agencies and pull the levers of our Stasi-like security and surveillance apparatus, any pretense of democracy will be gone.
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