Right after I posted video of Chris Christie flaming an occupy heckler at a Romney campaign event in NH, Sunday, I got two similar comments within minutes of each other.
- Nick in Gettysburg Says:
January, 8, 2012 at 11:58 pm editOkay, I am lost on this one. How does he mean “Go down”. I feel like there was a vague sexual connotation there but perhaps that’s just me. Any video on what happened in between there Deb? The jump cut confuses me. How much time passed between “really?” and the punchline?
These two stuck out like sore thumbs because I don’t normally get many comments on my posts unless I get major linkage, or it’s being heavily retweeted, and neither had happened, yet.
And the context of Christie’s remark wasn’t unclear at all. Here is what the governor said:
When he was interrupted during his remarks by Occupy protesters shouting, “Christie kills jobs! Christie kill jobs!” Christie deadpanned, “Really?”
“Somebody’s going down tonight, but it ain’t going to be jobs, sweetheart,” Christie rejoined from the stage as the chanting continued from a cluster in the audience. “There’s this confusion that’s out there because if she was in New Jersey … she would know that we created 60,000 new private sector jobs.”
I immediately suspected that something was up, as indicated by my response:
Apparently the nutroots are trying to turn this into something sexual. How not surprising.
Uh – no – he was clearly modifying the expression “You are going down” – (as in “LOSING”) as they were being escorted out.
Get your minds out of the gutter.
Others have surmised that in this context, going down, meant “happening”, as in “what’s going down?” What it obviously wasn’t was “an offensive oral sex joke”.
Now, via Ann Alhouse, we find: A Slate resident feminist hears Gov. Christie talking about oral sex when he’s obviously not.
What a joke! Christie — responding to hecklers who used the words “going down” in connection with jobs — said: “You know, something may be going down tonight, but it ain’t going to be jobs, sweetheart.” Torie Bosch calls this “an offensive oral sex joke” and acts amazed that Christie put video of it on his YouTube site as if he were “proud” of it “rather than recognizing it as flagrantly demeaning, even misogynistic.”
Now, obviously, the words “going down” mean happening, especially when the subject of the verb isn’t a person and when there’s no object preceded by the word “on.” That is, to refer to oral sex, he would have something closer to “somebody‘s going down on something tonight.” Moreover, if one were inclined to make an oral sex joke when the word “jobs” is already in the mix, you’d jape about “jobs.”Going down? Oh, there will be some going down tonight, and there will be jobs, maybe not the kind of jobs you want, but there will be jobs.
I later commented after one of the commenters persisted:
No, it really wasn’t questionable, at all. The thought never entered my head. He’s the Governor of NJ – a married, Catholic man with 4 kids, who thinks the show, Jersey Shore, is in poor taste. He wouldn’t shout out some crude sexual remark in front of a Republican audience.
He didn’t say “going down on” he said “going down” – a common expression with no sexual overtones whatsoever. None.
I think it’s very odd that I got two comments in a row on that same idiotic theme.
I had suspected that the ”confusion” was a calculated smear designed to associate an effective Republican with something nasty. Now, I’m sure I was right.
As Smitty says:
Once Postmodernism gave up on the Truth as such, or any fear of judgement for this sort of hellish distortion, the only thing remaining was raw hunger for power. Someone like a Bosch need only land a bit of stench on Christie to be effective. Even a discounted story is still a lodestone about the neck, or my name isn’t Herman Cain. Funny how these sexual abuse allegations vanished in a puff of pure pettifoggery once he departed the Presidential race.
John Nolte of Big Journalism sees how it is: Mainstream Media Launches Smear Campaign to Neuter Chris Christie:
The corrupt MSM is desperate to see Obama reelected and this phony attack on Christie is a way for the MSM to try and make the New Jersey Governor a liability for Romney. Also, the women’s vote will be a big factor in 2012, so this is also a way for the MSM to try and affect that.
Solyndra, Fast and Furious, lavish White House Hollywood parties, lavish vacations, a golf fetish, underemployment, and on and on and on…
There are so many under-reported stories surrounding this failed president, but the MSM would prefer to use their time and resources to attempt to toxify anyone capable of landing a glove on Their Precious One.