Skip to comments.Chris Christie Slams Obama During Speech at Reagan Library
Posted on 09/27/2011 7:13:56 PM PDT by Talkradio03
This might have been the best part of the speech. Christie quotes Obama's 'not a liberal America or a conservative America' speech in 2004 at the DNC Convention and throws it back at him. "7 years later President Obama prepares to divide our nation to achieve reelection." This is tonight at the Reagan library. (Video)
(Excerpt) Read more at hapblog.com ...
He also slammed Rick Perry. Big time.
That was one of the best speeches I’ve ever heard deliverd. Brilliant!
I agree. After hearing that speech and his responses in the question and answer period, I’m beginning to think like that lady who asked him to run for the good of the nation. I think think this guy would destroy Obama in the election. He is Reagenesque, and I don’t say that lightly.
He sounds like someone who’s running, but he’s not running. I think he may simply be putting his name in the hat for VP. It’s between him and Rubio. Good strategy, if that’s what it is.
You're not kidding.
When he said it was wrong to give subsidized college education to illegals and he was not heartless for believing that, the crowd gave him a big ovation.
LOL. That’s right. Rather than enjoy a Republican governor slam the president, let’s turn this into a Christie bashing thread or a thread about how horrible it would be if he ran for president, even though he has denied it over and over.
It’s getting to be the MO around here. If Obama gets re-elected, these people have no one to blame but themselves.
To my mind, the speech was pretty good, but where Christie is off the charts is how effective he is at give-and-take in the question and answer part following.
I'm trying to think of another politician to compare him to who is so good at Q&A.
Agreed, the Q&A was great. He is so good off the cuff and funny too.
I watched the speech with my 23 year old son who actually shed tears at the end. He is a great example of how hungry our young people are for true leadership in this country. They want something authentic and virtuous instead of the vapid, weak empty suit we have in the WH right now.
Obama: The Bystander in the Oval Office. LOL!!
When the woman in the balcony practically broke down begging in asking him to run, I thought that was going be very difficult for him to handle.
But his response hit the perfect note. Amazing.
Yes, he criticizes Obama for failing to lead. But he doesn't say anything much about why his policies are wrong.
And how about this? "We watch a Congress at war with itself because they are unwilling to leave campaign-style politics at the Capitol's door. The result is a debt-ceiling limitation debate that made our democracy appear as if we could no longer effectively govern ourselves," he said.
According to Christie, then, the problem isn't that Obama and the Dems are proposing policies that will destroy our country. The problem is that both parties in congress are failing to reach across the aisle and come to an agreement.
No. You can't come to an agreement with a gang of corrupt, pork-guzzling communists who are busy destroying our country. That is not a workable solution--compromising with the Devil.
I think he’s just trying to get his two cents in and maybe be a good influence on our screwed up, hell-bent-on-mediocrity nation. I don’t think for an instant that he wants to be VP. And honestly, he’d go to waste in that useless position.
Being second fiddle is not in Chris Christie's DNA.
He sounds like a real American, the Americans I grew up with. Not the lying, cheating, stealing liberal-communist propagandists and union controlled anti-Americans that are the islamic communist government of today.
This, young people, is what a real American cares about. AMERICA and the AMERICAN PEOPLE.
He also needs to deport all of the illegal alien criminals, which is ALL OF THE ILLEGAL ALIENS.
Stop playing the hostile tabloid MSM game of “Who is number one?” The Media loves it when they flit from one story to the next, journaling on politics as if it were some sort of sports event. They are stuck with a 24/7 system and they gotta keep their ratings up. Their goals are not our goals.
The primaries are about IDEAS, as there will be plenty of time to pick and choose later!” It is incumbent upon us to observe, discuss and above all think DURING THE PRIMARIES.
Listen to one of Chris’ ideas: “- - - President Obama prepares to divide our nation to achieve reelection.” I try to keep up, so maybe I missed it, but this seems to be an idea that NONE of the candidates have brought forth. This idea could change the tactics of the other candidates. The more brainpower brought to a problem the better! What say all of you?
This is what primaries are all about: IDEAS, not some PMSNBC flash story so they can charge more for their ads. Glean the facts from the media, but avoid their hostile activity traps.
These are all obastard has in his quiver. Same thin Christie has said.
Keep your mentality, and enjoy life on the outside looking in, like where the national GOP is today. And enjoy the movie. Classic George Kennedy, and a fine drunken Walter Mathau. Oh yeah, and Victoria Principal with an afro!
Enjoy the film, and maybe, one day, adults will once again lead this nation. Or else we can all sink further into pathetic mediocrity.
His positions on guns and some of the social issues mean many conservatives will attempt to smear and destroy him both personally and politically though.
My guess is he realizes this and will stay right where he is rather than go through all the crap associated with being a Presidential candidate.
I like Christie, but glad he is remaining the Governor of New Jersey. He is doing a good job there and needs to finish a lot more.
I really do like Herman Cain. Rush called him an unabashed Conservative today. The media is trying to make light of the Presidency 5 Straw Poll, but it really did have weight the way it was run. It really was a BIG WIN for Herman Cain. Another tidbit. When the candidates were having various meet and greets, Herman Cain was to have his in a room for about 100. The room had to be changed, as over 600 showed up. Herman Cain spoke without a teleprompter and with no notes. Straight from the heart and brain.
His speech would have made Reagan proud.
I love his point about American exceptionalism—that talk is cheap, it must be earned. It’s SO important. The one thing I liked about Trump was when he said we’re NOT great. We have the potential to be great, but right now we’re not. He was right. I welcome that tough talk. Christie is basically saying the same thing. You think we’re exceptional? Prove it.
Here’s a functional link to the video -
By the way, why do you have this posted as an excerpt? I couldn’t find any more original text at your blog.
“Excerpt” means there’s something more to read. Presumably some kind of commentary, that would justify going to your blog site.
So where is it?
(By the way, I sent this as a PM as well. OOOPS! My goof for today!)
And just in case anyone would rather hear the full speech rather than your watermarked mini-bite -
I think he just supported “shared sacrifice” and got applause.
Herman Cain reminds me of Clarence Thomas. And El Rushbo praises both of them for the same attributes, especially their Constitutional/Conservative principles.
Will someone of the caliber of either of these two Great Americans please step forward and SAVE OUR COUNTRY?
I’m sick of wishy washy...sick of political correctness, cautious campaigning, being afraid to offend or lose votes...
We need a strong,fearless, hard hitting leader to take down the One and put a fork in’im.
That’s why listening to Christie tonight was so rewarding. I don’t care about any of his supposedly Rino stances on anything!(and that phrase is becoming tiresome as well).
I would vote for this man in a heartbeat if he ran(second only to Herman).
Thanks shibumi. I am embarrassed to admit that I was switching back and forth from Fox to Dancing W.T.S’s..and missed some of it.
That’s what I was thinking too, CodeToad. Not only was Nancy hearing all the wonderful things he said about her husband but I believe the Gipper heard it too and loved it.
Christie is incredibly quick on his verbal feet. And tonite he was very Reaganesque. Got standing ovation at the end of his speech. He won’t run this time, more than likely, but keep an eye on him for 2016 or even 2020. I believe he will slowly take the weight off for the next few years so that he can be in fighting trim for a 2016 or later run. A man to watch for the future. So glad he is around, especially as one never knows which way the winds will blow, and if we end up with another Dem as Prez in our future, there will be Chris Christie to go up against him/her and be our standard bearer. Christie will only improve with age.
Today I thought I tuned into PBS where David Axelrod claimed:
1. U.S. Govt created Internet and Google
2. Obummer has created lots of jobs and deserves to be re- elected in 2012.
I think my remote is screwed up coz this is the Cartoon Network.
Frankly, the speech strikes me as extremely RINOish.
Yes, he criticizes Obama for failing to lead. But he doesn't say anything much about why his policies are wrong.
IMHO, he, with this choice of words, undoubtedly realized that most intellects need no reiteration why his policies are wrong.
Quite simply put, Obumba is just not USA material. And as far as is birth certificate is concerned, I don't think he has one,,, anything else relevant would be considered "a lab report".
You take good care my friend.
I enjoyed your sarcasm in defense of Christie because I know how off-base you are.
I like Christie, but he's NOT conservative as this forum's credo defines it.
I DID watch a movie after listening to the governor for an acceptable time....although my antenna went up right off the bat when he started repeating the word "compromise" over and over and over again. It seems to me I've heard this song before...it's from an old familiar score (McCain).
But in spite of all the "Christie for President" gushings on this thread, my post above stands despite your superior dismissal of my comment.
However, I'm in good company. At this very moment Rush is analyzing Christie's speech of the century, and Rush is NOT impressed.
He stated "a red flag went up" upon fully analyzing the speech early this morning.
He caught what I caught, that Christie is being promoted by the GOP establishment and the mediacrats who have been desperately looking for "a counter to the real conservatives running in the Republican primary".
Rush said he "heard John McCain in the speech". So did I.
Rush promised he will add further analysis further on in the show.
Since Christie is the soup de jour right now, I expected attacks and sarcasm after I posted. Rush will probably receive these feedbacks, also....but I doubt he cares. Neither do I.
Ping to #38.
my lil’ wifie and i are listening now.
Rush agreed with her view.
Exactly. As Rush just said, “I heard a lot of ‘McCain’ in that speech.”
we did last night.
like rush, the words “compromise” and “bipartisanship”
make me see red.
I heard Rush. His comments were predictable and incorrect.
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