How New Jersey Governor Chris Christie clamped down on one of America’s most innovative companies.

Category: Really, really bad calls, Regulation, UnGuru, Video

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7 Responses to “Christie vs. Tesla?”

  1. Herman Frank says:

    Appropriately in the category “Really, really bad calls”. What do they (GOP??) want to accomplish? More publicity and hunger for owning a Tesla?! Continue like this and a Tesla will be like a bottle of liquor during the Prohibition era! “You MUST have it to feel whole!”

  2. BennyProfane says:

    Christie must have an awfully hard time finding a driver’s seat that fits.

  3. VennData says:

    Hilarious how the right wing don’t call this Chris Christie, but “regulatory capture” or “Lobbyists out of control.”

    It makes you think about the veracity of everything ELSE they claim; how the give you half the story, like lawyers trying to get OJ off.

    Thank you Right Wing, from keeping the whole truth from the people you’ve trained to ignore the New York Times, CNN, Oprah etc.. Hope you bought stocks when Obama told you to and your media outlets were telling us “tax hikes” and “Socialism” would ruin the American economy.

    GOP voters are clueless.

  4. MarkKlose says:

    I’m no Christie apologist, but laws requiring that cars be sold through independent franchised dealers have been around for decades and certainly didn’t originate with Gov. Christie. While these laws have probably out-lived their usefulness, Tesla should not be given a special exemption. If the laws need changing or repeal it should apply to all OEMs not just Mr. Musk’s baby. Although they’re owned by much larger parents, brands like Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls Royce and Bentley have over various periods of time had to build out independent dealer networks; and each of them sells a fraction of the cars that Tesla does in the US. This being said, it’s hard to imagine either party taking on the dealers lobby, especially in an election year.

    • New Jersey gave Tesla a license to sell cars the way they have been doing. Christie said he would put the renewal to a vote of the legislature, but after independent dealers lobbied, he cut a backroom deal.

      So technically, yes, you are a Christie apologist!

  5. BennyProfane says:

    If you have been following the continuing saga of Brigegate, and the various revelations of unsavory machinations within his administration, there’s no doubt that Christie is just a mafia like thug, dressed up as a moderate Tea partier. If he survives this so that he can actually run for the presidency, I’d be surprised. I’m guessing that at least a few of those who were close to him will be convicted. He was smart in not leaving an e-mail trail back to his phone or computer. Yet.

  6. crabman says:

    I’m also still waiting for someone from the GOP to explain how their Right-to-work laws jibe with their “get the government out of the way and let the market figure it out” philosophy…