Discussion: Chris Christie: Parents Need 'Some Measure Of Choice' In Vaccinating Kids

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Chickenshit.

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Here’s the choice – if you don’t want to vaccinate your kids then keep them home or in your church, but keep them the heck out of public schools, Disneyland, malls and other public locations so that we don’t wind up with major outbreaks of diseases we’ve already eliminated.

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Now compare and contrast this to his position on Ebola.

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We don’t have choice about everything. You have to have a license to drive a car, you have to have insurance, etc. Deal with it.

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Wasn’t this the one with all the outspoken candor? Because no. No no no. You don’t get to make choices that can give other people’s children dangerous diseases. Parents having some measure of choice is what’s creating the problem.

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Disqualifying. Simply disqualifying. Period. Full stop. Game over. No one who says this is entitled to hold an executive position in any government in this country.

And this, of course, is the same bullying pig who took the pre-election Ebola hysteria to 11 by trying to imprison an asymptomatic nurse back from the front lines of fighting the epidemic.

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Parents should absolutely have a choice: have your family doctor vaccinate your kids in the clinic, pay an immunizing pharmacist to vaccinate them, or let them wait in line for the school nurse.

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For once, Mississippi leads the country in a positive way:

Mississippi has the highest vaccination rate for school-age children. It’s not even close. Last year, 99.7 percent of the state’s kindergartners were fully vaccinated. The secret of Mississippi’s success stems from a strong public health program and — most importantly — a strict mandatory vaccination law that lacks the loopholes found in almost every other state.

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Its a really bad political move, too. There is very little upside, he isn’t winning the hearts of the conservative movement with this issue, and given that an outbreak is still exploding in the South West, the potential for this to get much worse is very real. Its a low return high risk political statement. I understand he is getting really desperate, but this issue isn’t going to propel him to front runner status.

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And that is leadership? That wishy washy fence straddling is leadership? Is that how this man intends to govern if elected POTUS?

Measles didn’t come from Africa…as far as he and Donald Trump know.

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Oh my. This is some desperate pandering going on.

Chris has seen the polls, and is trying to stay relevant.

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Parents do already have a choice.

The choice, however, should be this: no vaccinations, no public schools. Period.

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If my kid can’t bring peanut butter to school, yours shouldn’t be able to bring preventable diseases.

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Of course. If Obama tells parents to have their kids vaccinated, it has to be wrong. So cue the GOP’s intransigence (again). Sigh…

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If Obama observed the sun rising in the east the Republicans would say it was really rising in the west. Obama derangement syndrome is a truly ugly disorder.

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Christie: Out of state, out of country, out of touch with reality. Is he not aware of the fierce backlash against the anti-vaxxers?

This may play well among the most strident elements of the anti-government base, but that’s it.

Maybe he just wanted to eliminate any possible confusion about the fact that he’s a ragingly irresponsible opportunist. If you weren’t sure after the Ebola episode, this should clarify things for you.

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What is Governor Christie’s medical training? For that matter, what is the medical training of the parents who think it is a great idea not to vaccinate their children?

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This is an extremely irresponsible statement for a public official to make. Unbelievable.

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