Skip to comments.Christie Is Not One of Us
Posted on 05/26/2012 6:44:58 AM PDT by LSUfan
Chris Christie is so not one of us that articles like Christie Is One of Us a new contribution to the genre, from National Reviews Noah Glyn are churned out regularly as the governors smitten admirers, from Ann Coulter to NR staffers, labor to convince us of what theyve convinced themselves of: that an ostensibly gruff, internally milquetoast, progressive-lite, pro-Islamist Republican must be the second coming of Ronald Reagan because he has managed to make a basket-case blue state marginally less of a basket case. And marginally is the operative word. Glyns valentine to Christie is unfortunately timed. It was published just as Moodys declared that Christies claim to have put New Jerseys fiscal house in order is grossly overstated.
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I do not understand the reason for Christie’s rabid support. He’s outspoken.... big deal. His positions revolving around personal freedom seem tepid at best to me.
Wait a minute, Romney makes Romney look liberal too!
“you can fool some of the people all of the time.....”
Many Freepers were fooled last year about a possible Christie run even after many of us were pointing out the facts and just in similar fashion, many ate fooled about Rubio just because he makes good speeches
Creeping Islamicization of America is one of our most pressing problems. If Christie fails here, it’s hard to accept him as the “best that NJ can do.”
Yeah...but isn't that essentially what a bunch of FReepers on here are trying to do with Mitt Romney?
Whatever good Christie has done taking on the municipal unions he is undoing with this disgusting love of jihad, jihadism and jihadists.
What good does it do us to control the power of the teacher’s unions if we transfer a bunch of that power to sharia courts?
Christie is a Useful Idiot for the muzzies who just happens to have done a few good things on the fiscal front for NJ.
CAIR care if it were the Gipper (Reagan) ANYONE who is sympathetic, appeases, defends or is otherwise apologetic/supporter of Islamists (as opposed to Muslims) will/would never get my support and is NO "Conservative."
The northeastern elite(Rockefeller wing) have control of the GOP, I hope it’s the GOP’s death knell because these people are not conservatives.
Yeah...but isn't that essentially what a bunch of FReepers on here are trying to do with Mitt Romney?
Oh, NOW you've done it! RomneyBots incoming!
Are you suggesting not voting
We got Clintoon because of statements like this - were you around with Ross Perot?
Alas - here is an example of why history repeats...in my humble opinion...
True change comes from within - so to be successful lets go to the local caucuses - the local conventions, then the state conventions then the National conventions and make a change - not withhold - or put your head in the sand.
Chris Christie goes berserk when criticised about appointing a Muslim judge:
Sharia Law has nothing to do with this at all, its crazy! he cried. The guy is an American citizen! He concluded that the Sharia Law business is just crap and Im tried of dealing with the crazies, adding with disgust and frustration that its just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background.
In a place like New Jersey, Christy is a raging conservative.
Perhaps he represents the start of a movement that will incrementally move state governments from the far left to the center and, hopefully, back to traditional constitutional status.
We need to take over the Republican National committee. The two liberals representing Michigan on the Committee were voted out last week.
All it takes is a couple hundred dedicated individuals in each state. There were only about 2000 people total at the Michigan convention.
I live in NJ. I do not recall CHRISTIE ever claiming he was a Conservative. He is a Republican and they are NOT the same thing as all of you well know. That said were he a REAL Conservative he would have had NO CHANCE to get elected in NJ and had that happened MY RE taxes would have gone up instead of GOING DOWN and in surrounding towns remaining static.
He has balanced the budget as he said he would do and without State tax increases. Local taxes are NOT his responsibilities and to avoid prop tax increases many towns laid of unnecessary workers. Anyone have a problem with that? Good CEO’s know when to cut back and in bad times such as now people lose jobs, too bad but that’s the reality.
I would love to have a super Conservative like Walker as my Governor but in this State he would not get elected at this point. He is light years better then Corzine was and the thing to do is accept Christie as a great improvement and then work for ever stronger Conservatives which is a possibility if the numbers here continue to improve.
He’s not one of us and neither are those who keep trying to foist him on us. He’s over in Mayor Bloomberg territory on firearms, and that’s just one area he’s way off.
I wouldn’t say that Christie has rabid support.
A lot of people love to listen to him speak because of his confrontive and amusing style.
Don’t know how this author came to know that Christie is inwardly passive? Must have insight to the inner workings of Christie’s mind that are in no way shown on his outside demeanor. That is just a journalistic trick.
Christie has done a good job in New Jersey. Most conservatives in the state like him.
He’s not conservative enough for the rest of the country, maybe, but is that any reason to denigrate him for what he HAS done.
But that’s what rabid so-called conservatives do, isn’t it?
How about Derbyshire??
Finally someone puts the Christie coservative mystique into focus.
However, in all fairness, conservatism doesn't have a litmus test, other than "not liberal-leftist-socialist-communist-fascist-bigoted".
Unlike the left, which strictly limits its doctrines to "the agenda", and refuses to compromise, requires hate, greed, perversity and unfairness among its members, and admires its extremists and most unreasonable and repulsive members.
Thus conservatism has always been the 'big tent', embracing calm reason, earned success, prosperity, law and order, ethics, freedom and liberty.
Let him stay in NJ.
It only matters WHEN Christie himself or some eGOP try to promote him officially to the national level.
Chris Christie - NJ = Rick Snyder - MI.
“Christie Is Not One of Us”
He may not truly be “one of us”, but conservative/realists must face the fact that he’s probably “the closest we’re going to get”, considering where he’s coming from.
If I recall, Christie barely squeaked through with a majority in his election. New Jersey is what it is. And what it is, is a “true-blue” state of the left.
I’ll go so far as to predict that Chris Christie may indeed be the “most conservative” governor that New Jersey is going to see for years to come.
When he goes, it’s probably going to be Cory Booker....
I doubt that it matters who Romney picks. I suspect that Palin has turned him down, already.
Christie is a fine caddie for the country club Democrats.
What you said was true before. But I doubt the conventional wisdom will apply in the near future, in no way I see the GOP survives and remains their old self.
They (GOP, DC insede the belt way) probably don’t have an inkling how furious some of us feel. And I know I don’t speak for a tiny minority.
I think he’s more like two or three of us.
I think he’s largely a phenomenon of the Northeast RINO Republican who so doesn’t want to be hated by all his friends.
So having some nice RINO candidates and pols to back with enthusiasm becomes exhibit A of how they may be Republican, but they’re not like those rabid knuckledraggers from flyover country. I mean, how could they be, when they support smart and sophisticated—law-trained middle- to upper-middle-class—candidates who don’t really believe that crazy social stuff. For that matter, they don’t really want to do away with big government’s perpetual growth.
Oh, they might slow it down a bit and be something of a counterweight to the Dems’ excesses, but these candidates aren’t like some heathen from Alabama or Kansas, ferchristsakes. And if that’s the kind of Republican that a our poor RINO journalist or citizen supports, really how can their Democrat friends hate them just for that?
That's true here in NJ, but it's not true on the national level. Well, it is true if it means 'the closest we are going to get out of the RNC & GOP elite.'
The strange thing about this argument on the national level is that while we have a center right country (huge majority against Obamacare, TARP, etc.), we conservatives are continually told that 'the closest to conservative we are going to get' is a center-left to full-left Republican candidate for President.
Christie is not one of us, and except for a bit of business experience, neither is Romney. Christie might be the more conservative of the two, as he has not proposed anything like RomneyCare.
For Jersey, he’s more than halfway to the right. For the country at large (and for lots of us stuck behind enemy lines in Jersey), he’s too far left.
The onerous Romney makes me root for the Ron Paul supporters working hard at the state level across the US trying their darndest to stop him from getting a first round nomination.
While this won’t mean that Paul will get the nomination—he won’t—if they can just stop the onerous Romney from getting it in the first round, conservatives and America itself will owe them a huge debt of gratitude.
And there is a lot of overlap between the Paul agenda and the conservative agenda. While some of it, like dismantling much of the police state, will make some conservatives shriek in agony, it just needs to be done for the good of our nation.
Other parts, like dismantling a lot of the unconstitutional federal government, many conservatives embrace in theory, but not in practice. Yet this, too, is necessary surgery for the health of our nation.
Conservatism will no longer mean just the preservation of the status quo, no matter how bad the status quo is. Instead it will mean following the constitutional rules, no matter how pragmatic and profitable it has been to a small number of people to violate those rules.
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You need a reality check.
Christie is a pro-Muslim, pro-illegal gun grabber.
He’s a pompous, bloated gasbag
Even that sometimes flops for him however.
For the life of me, I don’t get what Coulter sees in him. But I don’t get what she sees in Romney either.
“CFOs name Texas, Florida and Nevada among the most competitive states in which to operate from a tax perspective, while California, New York and New
Jersey are viewed as the least competitive states.”
Christie has done a GREAT job (Sarcasm).
The quote is from this source:
Coulter. I wonder if she’s gay. It might explain her love of Christie and Romney. (I’m wondering. Not saying. )
I think she is straight - she had a boyfriend.
If she put some weight on, she would look a lot better. Aside from the Christie-Romnet problem, she is pretty orthodox - conservatively speaking.