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Rand Paul Slams Gov. Christie For NRA Attack
Politico ^ | KATIE GLUECK

Posted on 01/18/2013 12:19:11 PM PST by JohnPDuncan

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a possible 2016 presidential contender, on Friday slammed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, another potential presidential hopeful, saying a number of the governor’s recent positions would likely alienate GOP primary voters.

“I think criticizing the Second Amendment movement and the over-the-top ‘give me my money’ stuff, ‘I want all 60 billion now or I’ll throw a tantrum,’ I don’t think that’s going to play well in the Republican primary,” Paul, the libertarian-leaning GOP senator, said of the Republican governor.

Those remarks, made on “The Laura Ingraham Show,” referenced recent comments from Christie on gun control and funding for the Northeast in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

“You have some Republicans backing down like Christie backing down and criticizing the NRA, and I think that doesn’t do any good,” Paul said, according to a transcript.

“I think he may be solidifying his support with Democrats in New Jersey and maybe liberal Republicans,” Paul said of Christie’s recent positions.

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


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: banglist; christie; gop; guncontrol; randpaul; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/18/2013 12:19:22 PM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

Paul/Cruz...that’s my dream team.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 12:27:39 PM PST by Post5203 (I bought 6 marines a beer at a bar recently and not one said thanks. I won't do that again.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Alas, we can no longer depend on the “good judgment” of our little Republican primary voters, whom I believe will be swayed once more by a Bush — this time Jebbie.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 12:30:37 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: JohnPDuncan

I predict that if he doesn’t die of a heart attack Krispy will be a Democrat by 2016. He has to come out of the closet sometime.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 12:33:40 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Theodore R.

Nah, Rubio is the next Bush. Jeb trained him well.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 12:34:12 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: JohnPDuncan

unless or until electronic voting and vote counting machines are outlawed, voting is a waste of time and money.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 12:35:10 PM PST by drypowder
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To: JohnPDuncan
‘I want all 60 billion now or I’ll throw a tantrum,’

And I want it all in unmarked donuts and bear claws. LOL
7 posted on 01/18/2013 12:36:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: JohnPDuncan
Krispy Kreme =

FAT BASTARD!


8 posted on 01/18/2013 12:38:26 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s/15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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To: Post5203
Paul/Cruz...that’s my dream team.

I mostly concur but I'm not sure of Rand Paul's commitment to the military. Unlike his goofy father, the son may be sound on such things. I'm just unsure.

My dream team in the White House is an all-Texas duo:

Louie Gohmert/Ted Cruz


9 posted on 01/18/2013 12:45:24 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: JohnPDuncan
‘I want all 60 billion now or I’ll throw a tantrum,’

good line - because that's pretty much what Christie did.

10 posted on 01/18/2013 12:46:58 PM PST by PGR88
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To: JohnPDuncan

Well looks like Christie squashed the shark.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 12:47:47 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Rand Paul BTTT


12 posted on 01/18/2013 12:49:01 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: Post5203
Paul/Cruz...that’s my dream team.

The GOPe will have something to say about that.

13 posted on 01/18/2013 12:49:56 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Post5203
Paul/Cruz...that’s my dream team.

The GOPe will have something to say about that.

14 posted on 01/18/2013 12:50:03 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: drypowder

Exactly, unless the vote returns to integrity, the process of voting out slime is over.

This started by early voting and computerized voting. It won’t end unless those things are eliminated.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 12:53:43 PM PST by dforest
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To: JohnPDuncan

I will quote Jim Schoenfeld at the time coach of the NJ Devils Hockey team as he confronted referee Koharski after a Devils hockey game years ago: “Go eat another doughnut ya fat pig!!” End quote.


16 posted on 01/18/2013 12:55:36 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: JohnPDuncan

Bravo, Rand! I may disagree with him on a few things, but he’s a fiscal hawk who can argue effectively. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing him on the debate stage come 2016. I haven’t put my money on a horse yet, but we’re going to have a good field, and I honestly think after 2012, however much the establishment kicks and screams, we will not have a moderate. It won’t be Jeb, and it definitely won’t be Krispy Kreme. Maybe I’m reading too much into what Colonel West said, but his recent comment about looking forward to “bigger things” has piqued my interest a lot.

After Romney lost, I was feeling really dejected. I lamented the loss of America to socialism, and I was convinced we were finished, but with the German central bank recalling all of its gold, perhaps we’re closer to global fiscal armageddon (and the overnight collapse of the bankrupt left) than we think. We should be careful though. If things get really bad in this country, we won’t only be sharing debate stages with Democrats, but old-school fascists as well.


17 posted on 01/18/2013 12:56:47 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Georgia Girl 2

GOOD! He needs to be drummed out of the party—a perfect RINO he should join the Deminny Crats.


18 posted on 01/18/2013 12:56:57 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Rush today said that Christie is positioning for a run against Hillary in the 2016 Democrat primary. :-)


19 posted on 01/18/2013 12:59:46 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: JohnPDuncan

I really wish ONE of the GOP would grow a set and just BITCH slap everyone of ‘em, Christie, Reid, O, etc.

Enough with the touchy/feely B.S.; let it out and blow ‘em outta the water.

IE: “Christie, you should be bitchin’ at the Dems for loading a simple bill w/ enough pork to choke your own bloated ass. You want it, and quicker, go to the People and ask instead of waiting with your hand out for Congress to give you what the taxpayers won’t.”

I think I’d have died if I heard anything close to it.


20 posted on 01/18/2013 1:21:00 PM PST by i_robot73
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To: Theodore R.

Seeing as how Bush was not mentioned in the article its good to see BDS alive and well at FR. A good epithet will be “ I hated the Bushes before it was cool”


21 posted on 01/18/2013 1:29:50 PM PST by woofie
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To: JohnPDuncan

“Slamming” that big buffalo could cause an earthquake!;)


22 posted on 01/18/2013 2:18:35 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001

I do NOT want Jeb Bush as our nominee.

But to be fair, when he was Gov. of FL, he did install the castle doctrine here in 05. I am grateful for that.


23 posted on 01/18/2013 2:37:40 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: woofie

Some of us did but we were stuck with him in 2000.

He doubled the size of the federal government.

Unforgivable.


24 posted on 01/18/2013 2:53:53 PM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

He doubled the size of the federal government.

proof?

There was an expansion of government no doubt ...but then we did get hit with the first major attack on the continental U S on 9/11/01 (which was an attack on our government, our people and our way of life)

I guess he could have shied away from performing his duties as CIC and called it just a bump in the road,

I cant prove it but I think BDS is responsible for the current occupant of the W H .....he certainly rode the wave of hate Bushism which you embrace


25 posted on 01/18/2013 5:04:05 PM PST by woofie
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To: woofie

A military operation to get OBL is one thing but occupying Afghanistan for 10 years is another.

Check the numbers I’m pretty sure he doubled the size of the Federal government.

After 9/11 he created a giant bureaucracy in the Dept of Homeland Security. He created the TSA. No Child Left Behind doubled the Dept. of Education and Medicare Part D was the largest entitlement expansion ever. I could go on but it’s depressing.


26 posted on 01/18/2013 6:20:54 PM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

you made the charge ....you check the numbers

Read this guy and stop the mindless hate ;

http://keithhennessey.com/2010/11/18/president-george-w-bushs-spending-record/


27 posted on 01/18/2013 11:45:35 PM PST by woofie
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