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Is Christie conservative enough for Tea Party?
Reuters ^ | September 30, 2011 | Mark Egan, Edith Honan and Steve Holland

Posted on 09/30/2011 4:13:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

* Christie has many critics among N.J. conservatives

* From subsidies to guns, Christie has liberal bent

* Could weight become a factor?

Is tough-talking Republican Chris Christie tough enough for the Tea Party?

Christie's potential entry into a 2012 White House race dominated by conservatives would electrify the campaign but trigger scrutiny of his record as a Republican governor in heavily Democratic New Jersey.

Hailed by conservatives for staring down public employee unions in New Jersey, he may face questions about whether his beliefs on such hot-button issues as illegal immigration and climate change match up with the conservative Tea Party movement expected to play an important role in choosing the Republican nominee.

"I think there is an interesting possibility that the more people look at him, the more people will have concerns," said Ryan Rhodes, chairman of the Tea Party in Iowa, a key early voting state.....

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


TOPICS: New Jersey; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: agw; banglist; christie; climatechange; globalwarming; gungrabber; immigration; teaparty; wearethecrazies
The question answers itself.
1 posted on 09/30/2011 4:14:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO.


2 posted on 09/30/2011 4:14:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No. Anyone who asks the question is clueless.


3 posted on 09/30/2011 4:15:00 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4 posted on 09/30/2011 4:18:38 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Is Christie conservative enough for Tea Party?"

No.

5 posted on 09/30/2011 4:18:50 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Does the Pope sleep in the woods?
6 posted on 09/30/2011 4:20:05 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: KeyLargo
He's pretty good on Mike & Molly though.
7 posted on 09/30/2011 4:20:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Let me think...I'm thinking...thinking...thinking...NO!!
8 posted on 09/30/2011 4:20:21 PM PDT by fedupjohn ("JUST LIKE YOU, I'M NOT FOR SALE!....Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

big fat RINO


9 posted on 09/30/2011 4:25:11 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whereas I appreciate Christie's straight talk, I do not think he is the poster child for conservatism ... nope.


10 posted on 09/30/2011 4:25:39 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: so_real

There are a lot of good republican governors out there who happen to be pretty liberal but aren’t able to act on it much as governor.


11 posted on 09/30/2011 4:30:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So the media has managed to bury Perry with the immigration/poor debating skills news. Now they want a new target to keep the headlines coming.

This is the worst selection process I have ever witnessed. It’s all about the news. They pushed Cain aside because he’s not headline material and they’re clamoring for fresh meat Palin, Christie, whoever.

So sad to watch this tabloid generation in action.


12 posted on 09/30/2011 4:32:09 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So the media has managed to bury Perry with the immigration/poor debating skills news. Now they want a new target to keep the headlines coming.

This is the worst selection process I have ever witnessed. It’s all about the news. They pushed Cain aside because he’s not headline material and they’re clamoring for fresh meat Palin, Christie, whoever.

So sad to watch this tabloid generation in action.


13 posted on 09/30/2011 4:32:17 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Does a bear shit in the Vatican?


14 posted on 09/30/2011 4:32:46 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: cripplecreek

Ya mean Guvnor Bobby Jindal?


15 posted on 09/30/2011 4:34:35 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SgtBob

I don’t really follow Jindal much.

I was actually thinking of my governor in Michigan (Rick Snyder) Fiscally he’s pretty good but other than that he’s a flaming liberal. Fortunately his job is mostly to sign what’s sent to his desk.


16 posted on 09/30/2011 4:37:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will Gov. Christie, as US President, increase of decrease the Total National Debt in EACH of his first four years?


17 posted on 09/30/2011 4:38:59 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Tea party principles:

The Tea Party movement is a grassroots movement of millions of like-minded Americans from all backgrounds and political parties. Tea Party members share similar core principles supporting the United States Constitution as the Founders intended, such as:
• Limited federal government
• Individual freedoms
• Personal responsibility
• Free markets
• Returning political power to the states and the people

Has Christy responsible for any policies opposite to above?
I do not know since I live 3000 miles from NJ.


18 posted on 09/30/2011 4:41:22 PM PDT by federal__reserve (Peace through strength has worked better than peace via appeasement in history.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


19 posted on 09/30/2011 4:50:37 PM PDT by Allen In Texas Hill Country
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To: cripplecreek

Governor Jindal was fast-tracked to up-and-coming young conservatives by Rush and Hannity until the real conservatives in LA started proving Jindals’ record. He will be re-elected this year, but I doubt he will finish his next term...

Snyder is polar op of Jindal...social conservative phlaming phiscal LIB.


20 posted on 09/30/2011 4:51:13 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO!


21 posted on 09/30/2011 4:59:02 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hate Christie, but on the bright side, Christie is the RINO most likely to have a fatal heart attack and pass the Presidency to whoever the V.P. is.

Yeah, I know that’s mean-spirited. I don’t care.


22 posted on 09/30/2011 4:59:14 PM PDT by FreedomForce (Perry/Cain 2012 | Perry/Palin 2016 | Palin 2020)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO.


23 posted on 09/30/2011 5:10:09 PM PDT by Gargantua (Sarah Palin's coming, and she's bringing "flyover country" with her!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Hell No.


24 posted on 09/30/2011 5:32:41 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not sure about the Tea Party, but he is NOT conservative enough for my support.


25 posted on 09/30/2011 5:40:53 PM PDT by texteacher
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
NO = +1
26 posted on 09/30/2011 5:42:41 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No. He’s being propelled by reporters looking for a scoop.


27 posted on 09/30/2011 5:44:38 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: fieldmarshaldj

NO. NOT NOT BUT HELL NO!

EAGLES UP SARAH!


28 posted on 09/30/2011 6:16:12 PM PDT by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Freeper, vicious Mama Grizzly, and a**PALIN PATRIOT**)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

not.


29 posted on 09/30/2011 6:18:59 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He reminds me of Grover Cleveland, who was a Democrat!

Two Good Grover Cleveland Quotes ....
The lesson should be constantly enforced that though the people support the Government, Government should not support the people.

The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those on board.

And then Grover Cleveland gave us this quote ....
Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.

I think Chris Christie is a Democrat in a rather large RINO suit.


30 posted on 09/30/2011 6:39:48 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (I am a Catholic, A US Citizen, A Patriot, A TEA Partier, An Oath Keeper, A Voter, An Auburn Fan!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The short answer is NO.. :)


31 posted on 09/30/2011 6:44:38 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh HE** the NO!


32 posted on 09/30/2011 7:00:45 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CHRISTIE GOES BERSERK WHEN QUESTIONED ABOUT MUSLIM JUDGE APPOINTMENT:

“But it was a follow-up question on the fear of Sharia Law that set the governor off.

“Sharia Law has nothing to do with this at all, it’s crazy!” he cried. “The guy is an American citizen!” He concluded that the “Sharia Law business is just crap… and I’m tried of dealing with the crazies,” adding with disgust and frustration that “it’s just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/chris-christie-lashes-out-at-crazies-after-appointing-muslim-judge-the-sharia-law-business-is-just-crap/
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NO THANK YOU!!!

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33 posted on 09/30/2011 7:25:50 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Kenny

Governor Sarah Palin isn’t the flavor of the month. She’s been fighting for conservative causes and candidates since September 2008, and before.


34 posted on 09/30/2011 7:44:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No.

Christie was on TV last night being interviewed by Piers Morgan.

Christie said he would govern the country with the same policies as in New Jersey.


35 posted on 10/01/2011 8:36:38 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 - 35)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Could weight become a factor?

Shouldn't be! Stupidity apparently was a factor, though, in '08!

36 posted on 10/01/2011 9:31:33 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie is pretty much a one issue “tough guy” - and I admire his standing up to the vile teachers’ union. However, that Christie thing is more ego driven than it is conservative.
He’s weak and soft on 2nd Amendment issues. He needs to stay in Joisey.


37 posted on 10/01/2011 1:01:19 PM PDT by Nathaniel (- A Man Without A Cross -)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO

that said, if it comes down to him or bumbles - then it’s Christie hands down


38 posted on 10/02/2011 10:40:11 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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