Christie on Obamacare ad: Get out of your PJs
December 18th, 2013
05:02 PM ET
9 months ago

Christie on Obamacare ad: Get out of your PJs

(CNN) - Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a dueling holiday message with the White House - forget Obamacare, go volunteer.

President Barack Obama's Twitter account tweeted earlier this week a picture of a man wearing plaid pajamas, encouraging people #GetTalking about insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act over the holidays.

"How do you plan to spend the cold days of December?" the tweet reads with the image, directing internet-users to barackobama.com/talk.

The internet, particularly conservatives, had a field day with the image and now Christie's office is picking up on the joke.

"In New Jersey, we are spending the cold days of December volunteering," the tweet reads, mimicking the design of the @BarackObama tweet but with a picture of the Garden State governor in an apron serving food.


Filed under: Chris Christie • Obamacare • President Obama
soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Yeah, be like the GOP/Teatrolls' Paul Ryan and stop by a soup kitchen to wash dishes that have already been washed!

    BTW, the GOP/Teatroll habit of simply stealing whatever the Dems do and using it for themselves is pretty freekin amazing. McCain did it in 2008, Mittens did it in 2012 and Christie is fixing to beat the record already. it's like "I know you are but what am I" and "nuh uh, I said it first" are the only things they've got left...well, that and "booga booga minorities and hoohoos and gays, oh my!!!!"

    December 18, 2013 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  2. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Nice photo op Chris. Reminds me of the picture of Bush "serving" a fiberglas turkey to soldiers at Thanksgiving.

    December 18, 2013 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  3. Peppy

    If Oblunder care was worth a nickel people would buy it. Its clear no-one with a 1/2 of brain wants this. A lemon (regardless on how you paint it) is still a lemon. More wasted funds, we should be giving these funds to the Military instead of cutting their pensions.

    December 18, 2013 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  4. Name

    Christie is a tool. His stance on medicine for kids will keep me from ever voting for him.

    December 18, 2013 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  5. Name

    Christie is a tool. His stance on medicine for kids will keep me from ever voting for him.

    December 18, 2013 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  6. Sheila

    Because of Obamacare, you'd all better get used to saying President Christie.

    December 18, 2013 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  7. Peppy

    Give this a thought. How many Clinics (med in cities) could of been opened and maintained with the funds spent on Oblunder care. Not just the website, commercials, legal dept, more IRS employ???. Wouldn't that have helped the less fortunate and lower income people to put Medical help right where it is needed ???? So far over a billion has been spent and has done nothing to help the people its aimed to.

    December 18, 2013 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  8. smith

    @Sniffit-You missed one, Howard Dean pretending to help with the clean up after Katrina. As Rudy would say, "Nice try,but we got ya".

    December 18, 2013 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  9. jim

    democrats our vp mr biden donated less than $400 a year to charity from 1994-2005. my 10 year old daughter in 2004 donated $500 from snow cone sales. yes my 10 year old daughter donated more to charity than joe biden. i rest my case.

    December 18, 2013 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  10. Kevin

    Oh I just love it when people bash anything republicans do like the democrats are the salvation army. Dont get me wrong..not a huge fan of the republicants either but people need to recycle the 2 party monopoly and seriously give a 3rd party candidate a chance. Btw..at least Christie is doing something nice.

    December 18, 2013 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  11. bcrunner

    So governor Christie is volunteering... you mean putting cones on the bridge all by himself on the George Washington Bridge for the traffic study?

    December 18, 2013 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  12. Tampa Tim

    Have we spent more signing up people for health care than the republicans wasted on their $24 billion government shutdown?

    December 18, 2013 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  13. Tampa Tim

    Peppykins – students are allowed to stay on parents plan ( 2 million?) Medicaid has been expanded to 8 million, people with preexisting conditions can get insured, you cannot get kicked out of a plan for getting sick. But you already know that.

    December 18, 2013 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  14. Get used to IT tea potty! 3 more yrs to spew ur hate @Obama

    Oh yeah, why not get FAT @ Chris Christie...who needs ObamaCare when you have Christie's diet plan @ chopping large @ xmas? Lol

    December 18, 2013 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  15. Evergreen

    @ Peppy How many clinics and medical facilities could have been opened with the 24 Billion dollars the GOP cost our economy trying to prevent the ACA? We have unlimited funds to fight wars but when comes helping our own it's, Bah Humbug!

    December 18, 2013 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  16. Lisa P.

    Peppy

    Give this a thought. How many Clinics (med in cities) could of been opened and maintained with the funds spent on Oblunder care. Not just the website, commercials, legal dept, more IRS employ???. Wouldn't that have helped the less fortunate and lower income people to put Medical help right where it is needed ???? So far over a billion has been spent and has done nothing to help the people its aimed to.
    December 18, 2013 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm
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    Sounds so simple when you put it like that. Where's the House GOP bill funding and opening medical clinics in poor areas of major cities? After all, they can pass anything they want. All they seem to want, though, is to go back to the rotten, rigged status quo. Obamacare may not be perfect, or even particularly good, but it sure beats doing nothing, which has been the choice of the GOP for about two decades now.

    By the way, some of those billions expanded Medicare in the states that accepted the funds. That money goes directly to the people it is aimed at. The problem is with Governors like mine, who see no political advantage in helping poor people. Kind of like the House GOP and their above mentioned non-existent medical clinics bill. But I'm sure a high minded person like yourself who takes cheap shots at our President by making fun of his name would have no conception of such calculating, low and selfish considerations.

    December 18, 2013 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  17. Lisa P.

    Why not do both? Talk about Obamacare and do some volunteering. Then have some hot chocolate and change clothes. Or do dishes. Last I heard a day has 24 hours - most of us manage to do many things in that time, one way or the other.

    December 18, 2013 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  18. Jack

    christie might try volunteering directing traffic on closed lanes on the washington bridge

    December 18, 2013 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  19. Elbert

    The Obamacare ad sums up what liberal drones are all about: at home, in pajamas, waiting for the next govt handout.

    December 18, 2013 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  20. T

    ............or maybe...........just let ....ONE TOLLBOOTH WORK ON THE GWB...............................sounds GOOD...

    December 18, 2013 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  21. Mary

    Interesting , I just bought health insurance through Obamacare .For the first time in over 30 yrs I can now buy health insurance , and at an extremely good price for a policy that actually covers most of my needs. Those of you that are slamming it dont know what you are talking about . This new healthcare is going to be a lifesaver, literally , for many people

    December 18, 2013 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  22. Fair is fair

    Are the presidents just gonna keep getting worse? You betcha!

    December 18, 2013 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  23. Robert N. constant

    Before being governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie was the person who successfully lobbied with the Securities and Exchange Commission so that Bernie Madoff would not be prevented by regulations to swindle tens of millions of people's life savings with his ponzi scheme. Maybe Christie should volunteer to help these hundreds of people his naive Republican views on deregulation destroyed. This is One of the reasons Romney's vetting of this man denied him the VP spot on the Republican ticket. What you see with this character is NOT what you get.

    December 18, 2013 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  24. Robert N. constant

    Chris Christie is a bully and unfit to hold public office.

    December 18, 2013 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  25. S. B. Stein

    The problem is that this is only one day a year. Christie should be encouraging people to volunteer all the time.

    @Sheila - just because that one piece of legislation that has become law the Democrats will lose? I think not because we don't know who is running. Christie is a bully and an ideologue that doesn't understand being an administrator rather than an attack dog.

    December 18, 2013 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
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