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Yeah, Christie Hurt
National Review ^ | 11/5/12 | Rich Lowry

Posted on 11/05/2012 4:08:20 PM PST by markomalley

My understanding from checking around the last day or two–after emerging from a semi-news blackout last week–is that Christie’s robust embrace of President Obama did break through and help President Obama rebut part of Romney’s closing argument that he can work across the aisle better than the president. Yesterday, the New York Post ran an editorial begging Christie to make a strong show of support for Romney. That kind of show of support might have been particularly important to Romney (and convenient for Christie) in the Philadelphia suburbs. But now it’s too late.

UPDATE: Jon Ward reports on Christie turning down a Romney request to appear at his Philly-area rally. 


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chirstierino; christie; christiemccain; christietoast; lowry; nj2012
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1 posted on 11/05/2012 4:08:24 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Chris Christie is now public enemy number one in my book. I will do all I can to help ensure he never wins another election.

Obama was DOA until Christie decided to “John Roberts” us on the beach.


2 posted on 11/05/2012 4:12:34 PM PST by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: markomalley
Has Christie gone mad? I've heard the presidential aspirations theory. I find that hard to believe, but I can't think of a better reason.

This episode really ticked me off.

3 posted on 11/05/2012 4:13:12 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: markomalley

Dead to me!


4 posted on 11/05/2012 4:13:29 PM PST by jayef
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To: markomalley

Christie’s sucking up to Obama was pathetic. Is he hoping to get Chrissy Matthews’ job at PMSNBC after the men in white coats do their job? Christie reminds us that you can’t even trust the people who are supposedly on the same side of the aisle.


5 posted on 11/05/2012 4:15:21 PM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: markomalley

christie groveled. It was not a pretty sight.


6 posted on 11/05/2012 4:17:04 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: markomalley

He wants to run for president in 2016. Occam’s razor.


7 posted on 11/05/2012 4:17:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: comebacknewt

If Romney loses the election, we will get Obamacare, a liberal Supreme Court and a disastrous economy heading south. And this will be Christie’s handiwork, in my view, Christie may not want to run for reelection as governor next year. By then, Christie may be in Obama’s Second Term cabinet or he may have switched to become a Democrat and taken the aging Lautenburg’s senate seat as a reward.


8 posted on 11/05/2012 4:17:40 PM PST by laconic
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To: markomalley

Christie just as well become a Dimocrat after this ultra-stupid move. He had no business shooting Romney and the GOP in the back like this.


9 posted on 11/05/2012 4:19:11 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: AZLiberty

Krispy Kreme has always been a RINO and now he has removed any chance of running as a Republican in the future. He probably did us a favor.


10 posted on 11/05/2012 4:19:13 PM PST by burghguy
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To: markomalley

Christie is proof that a big tough talker is just all big tough talk.

When push comes to shove and a crisis hits, he finds the nearest security blanket.

What a putz.


11 posted on 11/05/2012 4:19:38 PM PST by dforest
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I think I figured it out while listening to a news report on the radio this afternoon. Christie is an obsessed fan of Bruce Springsteen, and has seen over a hundred Springstreen concerts (OMG, who does that?!?) The other day, after one of Obozo’s rallies with Springsteen, Obozo had Sprinsteen call and talk to Chris Christie.

So, my theory, the cost for Christie’s betrayal was much less than 30 pieces of silver...it was a promised phone call from Bruce Springsteen.


12 posted on 11/05/2012 4:22:00 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: markomalley

If its true that Christie refused to campaign with Romney then he is a schmuck. Maybe Obama promised him a cabinet position, I wouldn’t be surprised. At first I thought Christie was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after witnessing the destruction that occurred in New Jersey, but now, after hearing this additional info, Christie is all about himself..should have known, he gave that boring speech at the RNC Convention people were speculating then something was up


13 posted on 11/05/2012 4:22:07 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: markomalley

Christie also refused Mitt’s request to appear with him at the PA. rally.


14 posted on 11/05/2012 4:23:14 PM PST by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: markomalley
Here's the bottom line: Chris Christie is finished in the Republican Party, and has been for quite some time. His ONE HOPE of career advancement was that Mitt Romney would pick him as running mate so that he could slip into the pole position for 2016 or 2020.

That desperation hope was completely dashed when Romney picked Ryan for VP. Since then he has undermined the ticket in ways large and small and tooted his own horn. There are too many serious, attractive conservatives in his way (Ryan, Rand Paul, Rubio, ...) for Christie to ever advance up the career ladder. Barring a cabinet appointment -- which now will NEVER HAPPEN -- Christie (might) get reelected as NJ governor, and then he's done.

Yes, Christie might well have hurt Romney, but he's completely destroyed himself.

15 posted on 11/05/2012 4:24:24 PM PST by FredZarguna ("Post Hoc, ergo propter hoc," is no way to reason through life, son.)
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To: dforest

I agree that Christie went overboard.
After all of his groveling what was accomplished for the people of Jersey I live here and feel for those on the coast!
All 0 did was answer a photo phone call.
Christie could have waited for the performance before giving the standing ovation!
On a Side note was good to see the Marines land @ Staten Island to get things under way!


16 posted on 11/05/2012 4:26:26 PM PST by Conserev1
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To: markomalley

He was a flash in the Republican pan. I hope this ends any further talk about his presidential aspirations.


17 posted on 11/05/2012 4:26:32 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: MestaMachine

christie groveled. It was not a pretty sight.
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It definitely wasn’t a pretty sight—Christie walking around in his little white tennis shoes next to the pompous Obama.

The combination of this and his “it’s all about me” (and very little about Romney) speech at the Republican National Convention pretty much nailed him for what he is. He’s very clearly merely a self-serving politician who would gladly see his country go down the drain (AKA the consequence of Obama having a 2nd term) if it served to promote his perceived self interest.

An earlier poster above said that Christie was “dead to” him. I agree with that; he’s dead to me also. He’s revealed himself as a truly despicable human being.


18 posted on 11/05/2012 4:28:00 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: markomalley

I heard Christie was being vetted for the VP slot and was confident he’d be chosen but after the European trip last summer Mitt chose Paul Ryan instead. Supposedly Christie is miffed by this and it also explains why Christie mentioned Romney so seldom during his convention speech. Supposedly he is a sore loser.


19 posted on 11/05/2012 4:28:35 PM PST by An American In Dairyland
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To: jayef

He need to lose 150 pounds and get the poison out of his system. Maybe then he could think straight. NJ is hard enough to handle without 40 weight motor oil running through you veins! Seriously!


20 posted on 11/05/2012 4:29:16 PM PST by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: markomalley

Hey Rich! See why we conservatives have issues with RINO’s
now? Welcome to the party pal!


21 posted on 11/05/2012 4:30:10 PM PST by americas.best.days...
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To: markomalley

I read somewhere that Obama was on a plane with Springsteen and he called Christie because he knew what a Boss Fanboy Christie is. “Hi, Governor...it’s Bruce...” And since Springsteen has spurned all of Christie’s advances in the past, he’s forever grateful to Barack Woolery far helping make the love connection.


22 posted on 11/05/2012 4:30:20 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (Muppet season now open - no bag limit)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

far=for (pffft)


23 posted on 11/05/2012 4:33:09 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (Muppet season now open - no bag limit)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Christie’s “keynote” speech at the RNC was a bit of a letdown. I attributed to it at the time to Christie having an off night but come to think of it, the lackluster performance could have been intentional - sour grapes over not being chosen as running mate.


24 posted on 11/05/2012 4:33:37 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Mark Levin just transcribed that Springsteen nugget.

What a loser.


25 posted on 11/05/2012 4:34:05 PM PST by nhwingut (Get out & Vote as if your life was on the line. Because it is.)
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To: An American In Dairyland

I do not believe that for a minute. Christie made it clear he did not want to run as VP...He said he was not ready to do so and he wanted to finish his term as NJ Gov. I do not know how much more clear he could have made it. Pretty clear to me.


26 posted on 11/05/2012 4:34:21 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: House Atreides
It definitely wasn’t a pretty sight—Christie walking around in his little white tennis shoes next to the pompous Obama.

Those white orthopedic shoes just completed the picture of a fat, blubbering eunuch. Repulsive.

27 posted on 11/05/2012 4:36:07 PM PST by hcmama
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To: markomalley

The level of embrace between Obama and Christie Kind of sent a message. If you want something from Obama then you need to do a lot of kissing to get it. Even in a disaster where people are desperate.


28 posted on 11/05/2012 4:39:42 PM PST by Revel
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To: An American In Dairyland
[Christie] was confident he’d be chosen but after the European trip last summer Mitt chose Paul Ryan instead

And if you look into why Christie didn't make the VP cut, it was because of his unpredictability and self-serving nature. A President shouldn't have to keep looking over his shoulder to see if his VP is undermining him.

29 posted on 11/05/2012 4:40:09 PM PST by Bernard Marx (</A>)
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To: markomalley

Really! This is stupid. How does one hour of a obama/cristy bromance supercede the very real threat of America’s conversion to socialism, loss of freedom and a total economic meltdown...being brought to you by a second obama term? Really?


30 posted on 11/05/2012 4:45:20 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: markomalley

I’m still wondering what I heard from him this morning about refusing the free gubmint gas. He said it was because it was a mess across the river in NYC. A search of the news shows little on it in NYC. We all knew it would be a Charlie Foxtrot, but there’s almost no info on it. What does he know that we dont?


31 posted on 11/05/2012 4:45:27 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: markomalley

With all due respect to these legitimate criticisms about Christie’s praise for Obama, the optics of Christie attending a campaign rally while his state is dealing with a disaster would be awful. I think we’re going a little bit overboard with these conspiracy theories.

A lot of Conservatives couldn’t wait to throw Scott Brown under the bus once the Democrats used Reconciliation as a means of ramming through Obamacare, making his historic Senate victory seem hollow. Brown and Christie are about the best you’ll ever get in Blue states like Mass. and Jersey.

Christie’s got the highest approval rating of any Governor in Jersey since they started taking polls. Christie Whitman and Tom Kean weren’t exactly Tea Party Gadsden flag wavers either.

I can understand having doubts about Christie as a GOP POTUS nominee, but would you rather have someone like Jon Corzine running that state into the ground, rather than a nominal Republican doing a good job turning things around and setting an example for other Blue states to follow?


32 posted on 11/05/2012 4:47:02 PM PST by The Fop (Excuse me while I clean the saliva out of my racist dog whistle)
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To: markomalley

I heard Christie defending himself on a news clip by saying he didnt do anything wrong by praising Obama for doing a great job on Sandy. I actually cursed that fat SOB out loud in my office. Its stupid Republican jackoffs like this that lose important elections.


33 posted on 11/05/2012 4:49:22 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (We won't stand for biased umps fixing a ball game but we allow a biased media to fix elections.)
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To: lonevoice

-— So, my theory, the cost for Christie’s betrayal was much less than 30 pieces of silver...it was a promised phone call from Bruce Springsteen. ——

So strange, it’s believable. Christie is weak-willed in at least one respect. Why not two?


34 posted on 11/05/2012 4:51:16 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: markomalley

It was reminiscent of McCain saying we had nothing to fear from an Obama presidency. In Christie’s case, it took an old tired hack who was becoming an object of derision, and rehabilitated him into a commanding leader who could get things done, could even reach across the aisle. It was stupid. All he did was tour some areas and hand out some money. And things still went to hell. there was no reason to be over the top; just thank Obama for coming out and mention that at a time when the parties disagree on important things like whether we should protect US citizens in foreign consulates, we are glad we can at least agree to work together for storm victims.


35 posted on 11/05/2012 4:51:25 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: markomalley

This tub-of-goo Springteen fan-boy is a joke. If Mitt gets in I hope they cut him off at the knees. There’s no way on earth that CC was unaware that he was just killing Romney last week....he knew what he was doing.


36 posted on 11/05/2012 4:52:44 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: Conserev1

Glad some real help arrived. I hope life gets more normal for all of you.

I wasn’t too harsh on Chrisie the first day, but his praise when Obama had done nothing was really over the top.


37 posted on 11/05/2012 4:53:57 PM PST by dforest
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Has Christie gone mad? I've heard the presidential aspirations theory. I find that hard to believe, but I can't think of a better reason.

The media would have given Christie the Bush/Katrina treatment and they would have blamed him for everything. Instead, Christie praises Obama and Christie gets a free pass.

38 posted on 11/05/2012 4:59:12 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: comebacknewt

His lackluster Keynote Address was all “me, me, me...and, oh yeah..Mitt...me, me, me”

Not often I disagree with Ann Coulter, but Christie’s dead to me.


39 posted on 11/05/2012 5:03:28 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: markomalley

Christie will be gone in another year now. His new “pals” in the DNC will forget this and his former friends in the GOP won’t. He’ll lose re-election and be a footnote in history.


40 posted on 11/05/2012 5:03:44 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: markomalley

I could say, “I told you so.” Chris Christie was very popular here on FR for quite a while, based almost entirely on a couple of YouTube videos that showed him giving hell to the Teacher’s Union.

But it was soon obvious, of you really looked, that it was nothing but empty words. He was very good at ranting and raving, but he never DID anything.

As I tried to persuade people back then, he was never any better than Christie Whitman.

Although, as it now appears, he is considerably WORSE than Christie Whitman.


41 posted on 11/05/2012 5:04:00 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Defiant

With his fat body supporting his fat head with a fat mouth, Christy has a fat chance of moving up in our political system.


42 posted on 11/05/2012 5:05:04 PM PST by Tripoli
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To: markomalley

I figure that Christie was told that unless he made a few appearances with Obama, said some very flattering words, made him appear bipartisan, etc., there would be no money coming to his state. That must have been a tough decision. At lease I hope that’s what caused him to make me want to throw up listening to him.


43 posted on 11/05/2012 5:08:14 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

There’s also the simple coming up for reelection theory, and -the he’s-a-nasty-piece-of-work-who-is-getting-even-for-not-being-picked-for-veep theory.


44 posted on 11/05/2012 5:13:38 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: comebacknewt

Not sure if this was posted in FreeRepublic yet.

Is This What Christie Wanted?

Christie says he wept at home after meeting his idol, calling it a major highlight during a tough week.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/332614/what-christie-wanted-katrina-trinko


45 posted on 11/05/2012 5:19:45 PM PST by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: markomalley

May he fall over clutching his chest tonight-amen.

Christie is a POS.


46 posted on 11/05/2012 5:20:14 PM PST by NoLibZone (If the black experience is about being hated, I know more about it than Whoppi does I'm a Republican)
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To: markomalley
As Rush now considers Christie.


47 posted on 11/05/2012 5:23:40 PM PST by NoLibZone (If the black experience is about being hated, I know more about it than Whoppi does I'm a Republican)
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To: markomalley

Christie should team up with John McCain.


48 posted on 11/05/2012 5:24:35 PM PST by NoLibZone (If the black experience is about being hated, I know more about it than Whoppi does I'm a Republican)
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To: tsowellfan

Oh man! He cried after talking to Bruce Springsteen? Fatty Arbuckle is emotionally unstable and needs to be crapped out of the GOP like food poisoning. I hope Corey Booker obliterates him in the governor’s race.


49 posted on 11/05/2012 5:26:00 PM PST by hcmama
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To: markomalley

50 posted on 11/05/2012 5:26:57 PM PST by NoLibZone (If the black experience is about being hated, I know more about it than Whoppi does I'm a Republican)
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