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Chris Christie is playing with fire
The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | January 18, 2013 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 01/18/2013 1:39:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Chris Christie is immensely popular and is a huge favorite for reelection in New Jersey this year, with voters from across the political spectrum giving him the thumbs up.

When it comes to the national conservative base, though, the governor is at risk of earning a different one-finger salute.

Christie is already on probation with some conservatives for his praise of President Obama’s work on Hurricane Sandy in the closing days of the 2012 election — something a few critics have even suggested put the president over the top.

Now the potential 2016 presidential contender has lashed out at the National Rifle Association, calling a new ad from the group “reprehensible” for using Obama’s daughters to make a political point.

“To talk about the president’s children or any public officer’s children who have — not by their own choice, but by requirement — to have protection and to use that somehow to try to make a political point, I think, is reprehensible,” Christie said. He added: “I think it’s awful to bring public figures’ children into the political debate. They don’t deserve to be there. And for any of us who are public figures, you see that ad and you cringe. You cringe because it’s just not appropriate to do that, in my opinion.”

(VIDEO AT LINK)

Within the Republican Party, there are certain groups you just don’t mess with if you want to win primaries, and the NRA is one of them. As we’re seeing in the current gun debate, even many Democrats don’t mess with the NRA...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: New Jersey; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; banglist; chrischristie; christie; morbidobesity; nra; obama; romney; spam
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Where was he when the Democrats, media, Hollywood, Broadway, academia and nutroots were excoriating all of Governor Sarah Palin's children, from a soldier to a young mother to a Down's syndrome newborn? Can anyone show me where he attacked them about that?
1 posted on 01/18/2013 1:40:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Playing with Fire????

He burned his own house down to the foundation. He's toast in my book.

2 posted on 01/18/2013 1:42:44 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
not by their own choice, but by requirement

Who forced them into public office?

3 posted on 01/18/2013 1:43:33 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rush predicts Christie will defeat Hillary for the Dem nomination. It’s really his only chance at being President.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 1:45:58 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did anyone check out the W-P comments on this story? Lately, I think I’m living in an alternate universe.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 1:46:04 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fat Boy can F... off so far as I’m concerned. And don’t ANYONE come back to me in 2016 and tell me I have to support this jerk if he wins the primary. I won’t.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 1:48:46 PM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mark this down,he will barely, if that, get re-elected. The local media has already started its “We will give it that he handled Sandy well, buuuuuuuuuuut (fill in the class warfare here shtick here)”. The voters of NJ are dem to the core and once a dem candidate is named they will line up lockstep behind that candidate.


7 posted on 01/18/2013 1:49:15 PM PST by FlipWilson
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To: IYAS9YAS

Whether it’s required or not do you think Obama does it reluctantly? Hell no.


8 posted on 01/18/2013 1:50:08 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fatass needs to tell this to Obama who keeps bringing his kids into it.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 1:50:56 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Christie is already on probation with some conservatives

"Probation"? No.

Life sentence? More like it.

10 posted on 01/18/2013 1:51:08 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Huskrrrr

He better jump the fence and move parties as I will not vote for this opportunistic idiot. He is as good if not better a politician as Odummer...

It truly sickens me as to how corrupt the politicians are!


11 posted on 01/18/2013 1:52:05 PM PST by kas7351
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It really is hell living in a Blue State - jerks like Christie and (in my state) Jody Rell are the BEST that Republicans can ever hope for.

The alternatives are even worse Libtards like John Corzine (NJ) and Dannel Malloy (CT).

If I wouldn't have to take a beating selling my house I would be Texas- or Alabama-bound in a heartbeat.

12 posted on 01/18/2013 1:55:59 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It also appears from an earlier post today, that he will support the NJ Senate passed legislation that requires union-only members to complete Sandy restoration work....he’s toast on the national level....


13 posted on 01/18/2013 1:59:40 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie is proof that the GOP is a big tent party. Wouldn’t have room for his lard ass otherwise.


14 posted on 01/18/2013 2:03:57 PM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Chris Christie is immensely popular and is a huge favorite...”

Immense and huge. Truer words...

May I add, no self-control with either what he stuffs into his pie-hole or what comes out of it.

How is he different from a flubby welfare queen flapping her gums on the local news channel?

The only difference I can see is he lives in better public housing and can call up the National Guard when things don’t go his petulant way.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 2:03:57 PM PST by LadyBuck (Old McDonald had a farm ee i ee i o. And on that farm he shot some guys. Badda boom badda bing bang)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This fat F can go blank himself.


16 posted on 01/18/2013 2:05:43 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Psalm 73

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17 posted on 01/18/2013 2:06:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Psalm 73

Thanks for mentioning Alabama as a desirable locale. Lots of people seem to think only of Texas when thinking relocation, whereas Alabama has its equal in good people (I think) and a better climate.


18 posted on 01/18/2013 2:06:42 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Joizy voters are way to the left. The only time a Republican can get elected is when the previous Democrat has become too corrupt and criminal and scandal-ridden for even Joizy voters to swallow any longer.

Corzine, for instance.


19 posted on 01/18/2013 2:09:14 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We said things similar about Romney ... and look who the GOP elected. The elite ALWAYS get who they want ... and they want Christie.


20 posted on 01/18/2013 2:11:06 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That would be one big grease fire....


21 posted on 01/18/2013 2:14:31 PM PST by mikrofon (Nothing new for NJ ;)
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To: RIghtwardHo

We should pass around the contact info to call the R party so we can tell them we’re renouncing our affiliation.

I plan on doing it as soon as I get a good contact.

My vote doesn’t count in primaries anyhow. I didn’t choose mclame or romney. And I want to tell them before I renounce.


22 posted on 01/18/2013 2:18:39 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

They nominate him I will vote 3rd party in a heart beat or even a Democrat that lines up with my views(not holding my breath on that happening). I’m actually planning on changing my registration to be able to vote in the Democratic primary.


23 posted on 01/18/2013 2:18:56 PM PST by Kadric
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You couldn't had written any scenario where an immensely popular Republican had so convincingly and thoroughly alienated himself from his core supporters in such a short time. If a lay person had exhibited the same character reversal there would be multiple drug tests being administered as we speak.
24 posted on 01/18/2013 2:20:21 PM PST by Cyman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Hillary better wise up. She’s got some pretty big competition in Christie for the Dem nomination in 2016.


25 posted on 01/18/2013 2:22:27 PM PST by navymom1
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To: Cyman

In addition to my previous post I would NOT be surprised if there is an extramarital activity smoldering below the surface.


26 posted on 01/18/2013 2:23:38 PM PST by Cyman
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To: OldPossum

Where’s the best climate in Alabama? Used to travel to Mobile and the Humidity was horrible, as was the crime rate.

Dave


27 posted on 01/18/2013 2:25:08 PM PST by caltaxed
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To: caltaxed
27 Where’s the best climate in Alabama? Used to travel to Mobile and the Humidity was horrible, as was the crime rate.

Humidity is high for the whole state, just like the rest of the deep South. Stay away from Mobile, Montgomery, and Birmingham - all majority black cities with dysfunctional city governments and high crime rates.

28 posted on 01/18/2013 2:32:23 PM PST by MacNaughton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now the potential 2016 presidential contender...

Seriously doubt it.

Christie is a RINO.

And remember....

NO
more
RINOS


29 posted on 01/18/2013 2:35:28 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: navymom1
I think Hillary better wise up. She’s got some pretty big competition in Christie for the Dem nomination in 2016.>>>>>>>>>>>>Are you kidding? Christie will be the darling of Free Republic along about the 2nd week of September, 2016 and woe upon those of us who refuse to toe the party line.
30 posted on 01/18/2013 2:37:27 PM PST by conservaterian (NOW can we have a conservative candidate?????)
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To: Cicero

My aunt from there thinks that veterans and military retirees don’t deserve a dime after leaving the service but that welfare is just fine.


31 posted on 01/18/2013 2:43:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
One picture says it all...
32 posted on 01/18/2013 2:46:49 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: MeganC

amen thats what i think too


33 posted on 01/18/2013 2:47:59 PM PST by 567thadm (Hagel, rino, Colin Powell,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This whale beached himself over Sandy. The dems prop up this porker and this porker revels in it now.

Just wait until they apply the harpoon. Either way, the harpoon will come from the left and the right.

He is a dope, folks.


34 posted on 01/18/2013 2:48:25 PM PST by dforest
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“I got you fat boy!”...


35 posted on 01/18/2013 2:49:00 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sitting out Christie’s next run. Hope to be a SW Florida resident before then.


36 posted on 01/18/2013 2:51:51 PM PST by jersey117
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To: Huskrrrr
Rush predicts Christie will defeat Hillary for the Dem nomination. It’s really his only chance at being President.

That's nice. I won't vote for him. Not ever.

37 posted on 01/18/2013 2:51:55 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: dforest
Chrispy Kreme must go!
38 posted on 01/18/2013 2:52:23 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Christie is trying to play the Arlen Specter game. It didn’t end well for Arlen and it will not end well for Christie.

Nobody likes a traitor to their side, but they sure as well will use them and then spit them out.


39 posted on 01/18/2013 3:00:52 PM PST by dforest
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To: RIghtwardHo

very true. although, keep in mind that Romney did not get the nomination his first time around in 2008. Back then folks saw him for the phony he was and he crashed and burned in IA and NH.

He won in 2012 by default, really. He was the next in line from 2008 and his competition was way past his prime Newt and Santorum. And each of them came very close to beating him. If Huckabee or Palin had run in 2011-12 they’d have beaten Romney.

So, I don’t know about it Christie in 2016. He could lose in 2016 and be in good shape for 2020, but 2016 is no lock for him.

But conservatives will need to rally behind one guy(or gal). We can’t have this situation like 2012 where Newt, Santorum, Perry, Bachmann, Cain etc... all split the vote or like 2012 where Fred, Huckabee, even Romney back then split the vote. That’s how we wound up with McCain and Romney.

If we can all unite behind one person early in 2015 they’ll be in great shape.

You could even see the moderate/establishment vote split among Christie, Ryan, Jeb Bush, etc...


40 posted on 01/18/2013 3:01:29 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: caltaxed

The Huntsville area is very nice.


41 posted on 01/18/2013 3:06:07 PM PST by Kadric
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie isn’t playing with fire at all.

He’s done. A crispie critter grilled up by his own hand.


42 posted on 01/18/2013 3:07:55 PM PST by buffaloguy
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To: Kadric
The Huntsville area is very nice.

That it is although a bit too liberal for me with the university and the number of northerners who fail to embrace Alabama values. Actually, my North Alabama preference would be Cullman, a with a high percentage of Christians and Conservatives. I also recall that nearly everyone there was a gun owner. And, to top it off, the proportion of urban thug types is pretty low in Cullman.

43 posted on 01/18/2013 3:16:19 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
He's toast in my book.

I'm with ya'. Christie can kiss my butt!

44 posted on 01/18/2013 3:39:08 PM PST by Bullish (This usurper is leaving one hell of a poop stain on our Constitution)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
You forgot to headline your photo:



45 posted on 01/18/2013 3:45:35 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Chris Christie is immensely popular and is a huge favorite for reelection in New Jersey this year,

Unintentional word choices, no doubt. I don't care for the demonrat governor from NJ, but I do find the somewhat subtle "journalism" interesting.

46 posted on 01/18/2013 3:55:14 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: kosciusko51
Lately, I think I’m living in an alternate universe.

No you just had a brush with the crazies of the coastal lunatic fringe.

47 posted on 01/18/2013 3:55:26 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Would not surprise me in the least to see the Democrat presidential contenders in 2016 be Christie, Bloomberg, and Cuomo...and Hillary out of the running.

Would also expect the eventual Dem nominee to pick the first minority openly gay/lesbian running mate too...again, Hillary out of the running.


48 posted on 01/18/2013 4:10:54 PM PST by peyton randolph (FUBO and his wookie beard)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I was willing to give Chris a chance, but when he showed up as the keynoter at the GOP convention to fire up the base (BADLY NEEDED, by the way), but spent the time slot telling us he had a really swell mother, I almost passed out.

Then came the mushy effusive big hug for the fantastic visit of Obama [A President who visits a disaster area! How astonishing! Whoever HEARD of such a thing?]

49 posted on 01/18/2013 4:21:38 PM PST by cookcounty
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To: re_nortex

I am in NC now but still own a place about 20 min south of Huntsville. Never really ran into many liberals there my self but don’t go looking for them either


50 posted on 01/18/2013 4:24:08 PM PST by Kadric
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