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Roger Simon: Conservatives at CPAC snub Christie for crazy
The New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | March 9, 2013 | Roger Simon, Politico's chief political columnist

Posted on 03/10/2013 8:08:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

IN POLITICS, snubs are more important than invites.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican and social conservative, has been refused a speaking spot at the Conservative Political Action Conference to be held this week just outside Washington.

CPAC, as it is known, is the Ames Straw Poll without the fun.

The Ames Straw Poll held in Iowa has free drinks, free eats, free face painting and free country music followed by a bunch of speeches and a meaningless presidential straw poll.

CPAC has a bunch of speeches and a meaningless presidential straw poll.

Previous CPAC straw poll winners have included President Jack Kemp (three times), President Phil Gramm, President Steve Forbes, President Gary Bauer, President Rudy Giuliani, President George Allen, President Ron Paul (twice) and President Mitt Romney (four times.)

Winning the CPAC straw poll would be a kiss of death except that two winners - Ronald Reagan (three times) and George W. Bush (once) - actually survived it and went on to the Oval Office....

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


TOPICS: New Jersey; Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; cpac; palin; romney
"New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican and social conservative..."

Hahahahahaha!

1 posted on 03/10/2013 8:08:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican and social conservative..."

They really can't seem to help lying, it seems to be in their DNA.
2 posted on 03/10/2013 8:10:52 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

prety soon they will have Joe Biden listed a social conservative


3 posted on 03/10/2013 8:12:43 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Kathleen Scabelius is also a social conservative.


4 posted on 03/10/2013 8:18:55 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CPAC should let Gov. Christie speak.


5 posted on 03/10/2013 8:24:18 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Viennacon

Like Van Jones and Sandra Fluke?


6 posted on 03/10/2013 8:24:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The issue isn’t so much what kind of conservative he was. Traitors can always appear to be right in line till the moment of truth. Fate put the Gov. Christie in a position to thank the president and all those helping NJ recover from the hurricane but he used it to give Obama a Gov Crist size hug and claimed he did something that he didn’t and threw the election to the Rats. He has as much future in the Republican Party as the other judas, Charlie Crist.


7 posted on 03/10/2013 8:25:46 PM PDT by ynotjjr (Under Construction)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Social Conservative...? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA...!!!!!


8 posted on 03/10/2013 8:30:25 PM PDT by freebilly
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Christie, "a social conservative?"

What are they smoking at the Union Leader, Roger? Has pot been legalized in NH as well?

I'm confused as I thought that it was one of the complaints about Christie, he was a fiscal conservative not a social conservative.

9 posted on 03/10/2013 8:32:33 PM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

[[snubs are more important than invites. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican and social conservative, has been refused a speaking spot at the Conservative Political Action Conference to be held this week just outside Washington.]]

All but practically guarunteeing himn a nomination for candidacy in the GOP so as we can be absolutely sure of beign in a complete lose lose situation- whether a liberal, or a rhino like chrisie get in we’rew all screwed for 8 more years after this long hell of a 4 years of compelte misery and unprecidented loss of constitutional rights- the followign 8 years will be almsot as bad- this ocuntry has lost it’s friggin mind and is turnign hard left- they spokel oud and clear when they hired the current ‘leader’ for another 4 years that govenrment handouts are morei mportant ot htem than cosntitutional rights are- so chrisie will get up their and promise the world and the dolts that voted for current administration will fall at his feet and slobber all over him liek htey did the current ‘leader’


10 posted on 03/10/2013 8:37:36 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Viennacon

Kathleen is definitely the sort you’d have expected stirring a large boiling cauldron and cackling ~ (SEE: Lady MacBeth ~ her father was a Viking king and she was a Viking witch ~ Kathleen’s dad ain’t no kinda Viking, but his daughter is still a witch)


11 posted on 03/10/2013 8:43:58 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You know when our top Republican leaders see Christie as a Conservative - we are lost. The state of the GOP in general is what I would call catastrophic.

I’m afraid that the GOP is going to go the way of the Whigs here - they have no idea about what they should stand for, much less what they DO stand for. If only they would listen to the people instead of trying to be slightly right Democrats.

Looks like it really is time for another party to come forth. I have absolutely NO faith in the Republican Party!


12 posted on 03/10/2013 9:17:43 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: Liberty Valance

CPAC has become a bit of a joke. I could care less who they let speak but if they were actually conservatives then Christie should NOT be allowed to speak. Yes, we can hear other sides of the spectrum and allowing him to speak would be just that. The major problem is that CPAC has become less of a Conservative group but more of a political group and letting Christie speak there would be nothing less than candidate pushing.


13 posted on 03/10/2013 9:21:48 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: Deagle
It is impossible to create a Party that matters, without attracting MANY people that you will not like or agree with.

3rd Parties are for fools and idiots and traitors.

Christie will NOT get the nomination, so why not find someone who can, and HELP that person?

14 posted on 03/10/2013 9:23:34 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Deagle

They acted like Dubya was Barry Goldwater and Romney was Dick Nixon, so what do they know?


15 posted on 03/10/2013 9:24:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Kansas58

The Republican Party was once a third party, no?


16 posted on 03/10/2013 9:25:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Deagle

What leader sees Chris Crispy Creme as a conservative? This is Roger Simon the journo hack, not Roger L Simon, the actual conservative.


17 posted on 03/10/2013 9:25:47 PM PDT by FredZarguna (I ride around nights mostly...subways, buses...If I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Republican Party was once a third party, no?

The rate things are going, it will be one again.

18 posted on 03/10/2013 9:29:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ynotjjr
Yes. This is absolutely right. However one feels about whether a handful of conservative sentiments expressed against the outrageous demands of NEA thugs, or a complaint that New Jersey's legislature ought to be thinking about occasional tax cuts (hardly cutting edge given where NJ is in terms of tax-burden) actually qualify one as a conservative, the simple fact is that I would not vote for Crispy Creme now even if he was Ronald Reagan. Hell, even if he were James Madison.

He's a traitorous piece of crap, and he deserves to stay in New Jersey for the rest of his career.

19 posted on 03/10/2013 9:30:51 PM PDT by FredZarguna (I ride around nights mostly...subways, buses...If I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How would you caucus in an legislature?
How would you control any legislative body, local, State or Federal?
How would you avoid hurting conservative Republicans and THROWING elections to Liberal Democrats?

Your complaints are, for the most part, complaints against human nature.

those SAME complaints will crop up, RIGHT AWAY, with any other Party, no matter what the name, no matter who you attract that you like. There WILL be traitors and crazy people and cowards and idiots in EVERY political party.


20 posted on 03/10/2013 9:31:25 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: FredZarguna

Most all of the current Republican leadership in Congress. Where have you been? Have you heard any of them say anything negative about him? Have you read any of the editorials (granted, they are not Republicans but they do get their quotes from them).

Really, I could Google all of the positive responses regarding Christie but I think you could also do the same and same me the time.


21 posted on 03/10/2013 9:33:31 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Chris Christie, a Republican and social conservative

The number of punchlines are endless.

22 posted on 03/10/2013 9:34:33 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chris Christie wears pantyhose and eats buttered sandwichs.


23 posted on 03/10/2013 9:34:45 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists (send me ur pantyhose)
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To: Kansas58

Yes, that is always the retort until the 3rd party become the dominate party. Such is life though - always fighting the losing fight until you win.

I could care less about Christie. I was talking about his ideology - he is not a Conservative. If you want to argue that then bring on the facts.


24 posted on 03/10/2013 9:35:41 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: Kansas58

Which party did Abraham Lincoln belong to during his one term in the House?


25 posted on 03/10/2013 9:36:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly. In fact, Van Jones and Fluke are about as socially conservative as you can get.


26 posted on 03/10/2013 9:37:40 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Deagle

Find me a recent quote by a congressional Republican praising him.


27 posted on 03/10/2013 9:40:06 PM PDT by FredZarguna (I ride around nights mostly...subways, buses...If I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.)
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To: Kansas58
Christie will NOT get the nomination, so why not find someone who can, and HELP that person?

Well, there's some real good ones but there's this one thing...you see...they ain't natural born citizens dontcha know. Not eligible after all. And not pure.

28 posted on 03/10/2013 9:40:22 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart
I think I want a Rubio - Cruz ticket just to shut the morons up.

Oh, they will throw a fit, but then we will FINALLY be able to prove to them that not a single expert agrees with them.

Then they will start a “3rd Party” which will attract enough people, nationally, to fill half of a football stadium.

29 posted on 03/10/2013 9:47:18 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: FredZarguna

Come on, it has always been on FOX News... Almost everybody that came on there (all Republican leaders) praised him. The alternate would be - find me someone in the Republican Party that dissed him.

Same for other channels - I don’t watch CNN much but from what I did, they always praised Christie. When you praise Obama, you get praise from the media! He does do this praise of Obama ya know, put it down to electability in his State.

Maybe you could tell me when CNN or MSNBC or even FOX (except for a few that understand him) actually said anything negative about him!

All you have to do is watch the cable news channels.


30 posted on 03/10/2013 9:47:51 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: FredZarguna

I find it interesting that you differentiate between the two.


31 posted on 03/10/2013 9:55:02 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: Deagle

Well yea, but I’d still like to hear Christie’s remarks to CPAC. I aint skeerd of him and CPAC shouldn’t be either.


32 posted on 03/10/2013 9:55:20 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Actually, I don’t either! My problem is much deeper with CPAC in general. Talking about the Muslim connections (search on you own).

The problem I have is so many Conservative speakers available and so few to invite. Under that scenario, Christie would be left out. Personal choice although others may have different opinions.

Then we get into the political area whether CPAC has become something other than what is started out as...

Do your own research.


33 posted on 03/10/2013 10:00:00 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: Deagle

Thank you.


34 posted on 03/10/2013 10:11:42 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Deathtomarxists

LOL!


35 posted on 03/10/2013 10:12:55 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Governor Pillsbury Doughboy is a conservative? A social conservative? Who'd have thought it? Certainly not by the company he keeps (Barry Soetoro Obongo).
36 posted on 03/10/2013 11:09:34 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: MasterGunner01

“New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican and social conservative...”

If the Progressives can get him labeled “Conservative” and the GOP rejects him, then anyone nominated will be “Extreme”.


37 posted on 03/11/2013 4:28:19 AM PDT by Makana
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To: Deagle

Duh: I differentiate between them because they’re two different men.


38 posted on 03/11/2013 11:44:05 AM PDT by FredZarguna (I ride around nights mostly...subways, buses...If I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.)
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