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Excommunicating Christie
The Washington Times ^ | 11/8/12 | Brett M. Decker

Posted on 11/08/2012 6:31:18 AM PST by Evil Slayer

The day after a presidential election is a time for soul-searching for the losing party. Republicans need to look in the mirror and seriously analyze the troublesome reality that they have forgotten how to win important elections. With unemployment stuck around 8 percent, economic growth basically nonexistent and the nation suffocating from record debt, the White House should have been the GOP’s for the taking in 2012. The elephants need a new dynamic leader. It’s vital they don’t pick a RINO.

The biggest bull in the herd is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The moderate party establishment naturally gravitates toward this type of Republican in Name Only (RINO) because of his liberal positions on social issues. Mr. Christie took on the Garden State’s teacher unions, but it otherwise takes a lot of hunting to find other issues on which the governor supports the conservative line. He has a liberal record on guns, abortion, homosexual marriage and global warming, for example.

Mr. Christie is so unorthodox for his party that on the day after the election, Republicans were speculating whether he might be appointed to President Obama's Cabinet in the upcoming second term. The governor’s conduct in the important week before Election Day had insiders scratching their heads wondering if he was purposely trying to help the president’s re-election effort or whether Mr. Christie is simply politically tone-deaf. As the Obama administration was taking incoming fire for its mismanagement of emergency-relief efforts in response to Hurricane Sandy, Mr. Christie handed Mr. Obama a big gift in the form of photo-ops, public hugs and gratuitously complimentary statements about the job done by the opposing party’s standard-bearer.

“The fact of the matter is that if the president of the United States comes here and he is willing to help my people, and he

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1 posted on 11/08/2012 6:31:19 AM PST by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

Chris Christie is dead to me. Has been for some time.


2 posted on 11/08/2012 6:44:14 AM PST by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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To: rightly_dividing

“Mr. Christie took on the Garden State’s teacher unions” This is a LIE, Christie has “Taken On” some FEMALE Teachers like the GUTLESS TUB OF LARD that he IS!


3 posted on 11/08/2012 6:47:38 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Christie represents what the democrats say republicans should become. If republicans were to become like Christie, then the parties might as well merge, and then, the battle for political offices would be between all democrats, with slight differences on different issues, which would be like primary season, with need to hold a general election.


4 posted on 11/08/2012 6:49:50 AM PST by adorno
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To: rightly_dividing

Christie Todd Whitman, Chris Cristie. We need not listen to either of these moderate-liberal Christie governors of New Jersey. Or any other moderate-liberal former governor with a simliar name (Charlie Crist) or any other former governor of Florida (Jeb Bush) or any Bush (George and George).

As you can see, I’m making fun connections between all these worthless moderates who continually try to exercise their influence within the republican party, and openly demonstrate their visceral hatred of conservatives.


5 posted on 11/08/2012 6:50:11 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Evil Slayer

Excommunication is far to gentle a punishment.


6 posted on 11/08/2012 6:55:15 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Evil Slayer

Christie?

What is a Christie?


7 posted on 11/08/2012 7:01:36 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: adorno
If republicans were to become like Christie, then the parties might as well merge,...

Bwahahaha!!!

They already have. All we get is "good cop, bad cop".

Don't fool yourself.

FMCDH(BITS)

8 posted on 11/08/2012 7:02:45 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: ModelBreaker

Bush is next in line. Florida, speaks Spanish, brother won re-election. Kasich as vp in Ohio would help.


9 posted on 11/08/2012 7:04:16 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Evil Slayer
“The fact of the matter is that if the president of the United States comes here and he is willing to help my people, and he does it, then I’m going to say nice things about him because he’s earned it,” Mr. Christie said"

What a crock. You heap praise on a President for showing up at the scene of a disaster? Gee, how unprecedented. Wow, Obama went so far beyond the call of duty.

10 posted on 11/08/2012 7:04:51 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: DIRTYSECRET

There’s more. Christie is up for next November. Don’t discuss plans to take him out too early because he could run as a Democrat. If he ran as a Rat for the WH in 2016 I could live with that.


11 posted on 11/08/2012 7:06:43 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: adorno
...with need to hold a general election.

That last part of my post should read:

with NO need to hold a general election.
12 posted on 11/08/2012 7:09:38 AM PST by adorno
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To: DIRTYSECRET
I just posted this on another thread, but it applies here:

Conservatives have held their noses twice now and voted for McCain & Romney to try to avoid a greater evil .... and lost. With this election, the GOPe has well and truly lost their 'nose-holding' base ..... fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. No more GOPe wins in the future because I don't think they'll change course (already people are throwing Jeb Bush's name around so that tells me all I need to know). "Avoiding a greater evil" as a reason to vote for poor moderate, squishy candidates won't turn out the base in the future - evil is already here.

13 posted on 11/08/2012 7:10:51 AM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: Evil Slayer

Watching Christie kiss Obama’s butt was embarrasing for me. What did it get him. FEMA isn’t doing squat for New Jersey, but it was great political cover for the Muslim.


14 posted on 11/08/2012 7:25:55 AM PST by Venturer
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To: rightly_dividing

This certainly marks the end of his career in the Republican Party. (I think I cut him a little slack under the circumstances, but most don’t agree with me.) The consensus is that he threw Obama the lifeline he desperately needed at a critical moment (when even Andrew Cuomo had refused).

He has now officially replaced John McCain as the most hated man in the Republican Party.

I hope he enjoys whatever added crumbs of FEMA assistance Obama throws his way, because when his next election rolls around and he gets stomped by whatever New Jersey Mob Democrat runs against him, the average Republican is going to be sitting at home with a drink in his hand, chortling with glee.


15 posted on 11/08/2012 7:34:20 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

On that day you saw a man turn into a lib. And by the way Romney wasn’t too far wrong about his 47% comment, was he? Well maybe by 3 % or so..(that would be those who voted for him).


16 posted on 11/08/2012 7:56:59 AM PST by lilypad
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To: Da Coyote

Chris Christie became a Charlie Crist.


17 posted on 11/08/2012 7:57:54 AM PST by lilypad
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To: rightly_dividing
Chris Christie is dead to me. Has been for some time.

What do you want to bet that he will be in the "hunt" come 2016?

Screw him!

18 posted on 11/08/2012 8:07:36 AM PST by SMM48
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To: rightly_dividing

No wonder I had a sense from the beginning I did not like him! I had no idea (wasn’t looking) from his reputation that he was a RINO, but I never bought into the high praise for him.

He’s dead to me as well, if he even existed.


19 posted on 11/08/2012 8:27:49 AM PST by diamond6 (Pray........pray very hard!!)
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To: All

If for some reason, he becomes the “next in line” being put on the top by GOP-E, I’m quite certain all the “haters” will quickly fall in line and support him.

“Well, who are you going to vote for? the other guy?”, or “he’s not xxxx(the other guy)”

I’ve seen it every election cycle.


20 posted on 11/08/2012 8:32:46 AM PST by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: Evil Slayer
With unemployment stuck around 8 percent, economic growth basically nonexistent and the nation suffocating from record debt, the White House should have been the GOP’s for the taking in 2012.

With nobama phones everywhere, damn near two years of unemployment pay available, record numbers of food stamp recipients, 40% of Americans paying no taxes, etc., etc., the fact nobama won is not surprising to me at all.

In fact, over two hundred years ago (1801) the outcome of this election was predicted with 100% accuracy by Sir Alexander Tytler, to wit:

So, given this inexorable movement, what's our next move?
21 posted on 11/08/2012 8:41:05 AM PST by upchuck (We are not finished yet. But when nobama chooses some more SCOTUS judges, we will be. For ever.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Chris Christie, Barack Obama’s Boy Toy, may as well change his party registration to Democrat.


22 posted on 11/08/2012 8:48:45 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Evil Slayer

I think some people, and it began with Rush, either just made a mountain out of a molehill, or did not think that deeply - letting mere emotions when viewing a photoop that occurred during the campaign mean a hell of a lot more - in THEIR minds, to the campaign than I think it actually did

Full disclosure - I am no big Christie fan or booster and I live in New Jersey. He is not Conservative enough for me and I think he could successfully govern as more of a Conservative than he has (I think he has coneded more than he needed to, more than once). So, my view of the importance or lack thereof of the photoop comes in spite of my personal political view of Christie, the man.

He is the governor of a state and it was in the midst of the after-storm damage, as that governor, that he was meeting with the man who holds the office as president. Just because we were in the midst of the campaign, which acts, as governor, would have been less statesman like and more political - meeting with Obama or telling him to stay away; having a photoop with Obama or not; as his state’s governor, thanking ‘the president’ or entering campaign mode on the part of his candidate, Romney, and turning the occasion into a partisan political event?

I am no Christie fan, but he behaved as I expect any governor in his situation would have; and what too many GOP people wanted was for him to NOT behave as his state’s governor but as a political partisan - and it literally was not the occasion for it.

So, Christie may be far too moderate for many Conservatives, myself included. So, there are plenty of reasons to prefer someone other than Christie, and yes a lot of his good PR has come from the media having helped him in that regard, NOT because of any Conservatism, his or anyone elses that they respect.

Yet, it is ignored, that Christie spent a great amount of time out in the “swing states” campaigning for Romney. In fact he spent so much time campaigning for Romney in other states that I complained he had not been here enough, in his own state, in big public venues campaigning with our own GOP Senate candidate who had an entrenched incumbant to overcome.

So, just where, in New Jersey (too blue to go for Romney no matter what) or outside of New Jersey did Christie’s photo op or his comments “sell” any Independents or GOPers to vote for Obama - puhleeze, that idea is a fantasy.

If we want to say Christie is not Conservative enough for many of us. I’m all for that. But using the photo op with Obama as an excuse for it or any kind of evidence concerning it is a farce grasping at straws.

That incident did not put any speed bump in Romeny’s campaign, unless it was a speed bump created by Conservative pundits who, by THEIR hysteria, made a mountain out of a molehill and by THEIR hysteria, turned millions of GOPers into stay-at-homes. If that’s the case, it was not Christie who did it. A few hysterical Conservatives put THEIR political spin on it and then sold that spin as truth. THEY were wrong.


23 posted on 11/08/2012 10:32:13 AM PST by Wuli
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