Kinsley’s and Robinson’s attacks on Christie come down to the claim that fat people choose to be fat, and could choose to be thin if they were more self-disciplined and had better lifestyle habits. Robinson advises Christie to “eat a salad and take a walk,” while Kinsley believes Christie should be disqualified from running for president until “he goes on a diet and shows he can stick to it.”But that doesn't mean we can't make fun of Christie for being a big tub of shit, and not just because he is a big tub of shit. The thing is, Christie wears his fat like a badge of honor; he has become a YouTube sensation BECAUSE he presents himself as a whirling dervish bull in a china shop. He's not a quiet, thoughtful governor who happens to be overweight; he is someone who has realized that overwrought bluster is a virtue when it comes to GOP voters. So while I welcome a Christie run for president, I also welcome the Rex Ryan jokes that accompany it.
This is utter nonsense, which these two writers would recognize as such if someone were to apply their reasoning to almost any other social issue, such as poverty. What would these two double-plus good-thinking liberals say to the claim that poor people choose to be poor, and could choose to be rich if they were more self-disciplined and had better lifestyles? My guess is they would say that’s a ridiculous oversimplification, and one that is ultimately harmful to the cause of social justice. And they would be right.
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