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Chris Christie: ‘I’m a damn good Republican’
The Politico ^ | May 10, 2013 | Kevin Cirilli

Posted on 05/10/2013 9:14:41 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is swatting down criticism from GOP ranks that he isn’t conservative enough, saying in an interview airing Friday that he’s a “damn good Republican.”

“Is it a fair question to ask that if you ran as a Republican for president of the United States, what Republican Party do you see that would support your candidacy out there right now? How would you survive a primary process on the current set-up of the Republican Party?” NBC’s Brian Williams asked Christie, who is considered to be mulling a 2016 run.

“Listen, I think very well. I’ll worry about the presidency if and when I ever decide to run for it. But if you’re saying to me, ‘How do I feel as a Republican?’ I’m a damn good Republican and a good conservative Republican who believes in the things that I believe in,” Christie answered....

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TOPICS: New Jersey; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; bigbigmistake; chrischristie; conservatism; obesity; outoftouch
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And a "severe conservative" as well. LOL
1 posted on 05/10/2013 9:14:41 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Chris Christie: ‘I’m a damn good Republican’

The obvious correction, in more ways than one.

2 posted on 05/10/2013 9:15:43 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As today’s bed-wetting Republicrats go, I’ll agree with Christie.


3 posted on 05/10/2013 9:15:53 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie, I’ll agree that indeed, you are damned...and given the sorry state of the Repulsican party...perhaps you are even one of “them”.

But you are most certainly NOT one of us.


4 posted on 05/10/2013 9:16:16 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The price per pound is pretty good too.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 9:16:20 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

That boy has been off MY radar ever since he stood there after Sandy with Obama and said what he did


6 posted on 05/10/2013 9:17:08 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, but your assertions don’t make you a conservative.


7 posted on 05/10/2013 9:17:14 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He's damned alright
8 posted on 05/10/2013 9:17:32 AM PDT by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is a damn good Republican...

And we don’t need anymore of them, we need CONSERVTIVES.


9 posted on 05/10/2013 9:17:51 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chris Christie: ‘I’m a damn good Republican’

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Yeah. OK. As far as damn Republicans go - - he’s pretty good.

(Now. If we change the subject to damn good conservatives.... He Sucks.)


10 posted on 05/10/2013 9:18:16 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Gaffer

True indeed.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 9:18:50 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Funny, that's what Joe Scarborough keeps saying too!

If you have to tell people then there's obviously there is a problem.

12 posted on 05/10/2013 9:18:51 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he means GOP-e then yes.
But he’s no conservative, or REAL republican.


13 posted on 05/10/2013 9:19:12 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you judge Republicans by McCain and Graham, Christie is right, he is right there among them.


14 posted on 05/10/2013 9:21:01 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: IbJensen

The man had a doctor cut him open and place a restrictive collar around his gut to keep him from physically shoving any more food into his face.

How do you think he will be at the public trough?


15 posted on 05/10/2013 9:21:43 AM PDT by willyd
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As he gazes into the mirror each morning Chris Christie starts his day be trying to convince himself by repeating: ‘I’m a damn good republican, I’m a damn good republican, I’m a damn good republican..............


16 posted on 05/10/2013 9:21:43 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No. If you have to proclaim you are something (conservative, trustworthy, etc. ) them you are not. If you really are, people will know by your words and actions, you won’t have to tell them.


17 posted on 05/10/2013 9:22:14 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: willyd

He might make the late, great Byrd look like a piker.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 9:23:44 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...and I would be a damned good Democrat."
19 posted on 05/10/2013 9:23:53 AM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Pelham

yep..a fine late 1860s version you are donut


20 posted on 05/10/2013 9:26:46 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And a great comedian.


21 posted on 05/10/2013 9:29:15 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree with Chris Christie.

Republicans are the enemy of freedom, just as democrats are.


22 posted on 05/10/2013 9:29:54 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” Margaret Thatcher
Think about is Crispy Cream.


23 posted on 05/10/2013 9:30:40 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>>I’m a damn good Republican and a good conservative Republican who believes in the things that I believe in,...”>>>

So, as long as a “conservative Republican” believes in the same thing as Christy, then he’s conservative. Huh?

Who defines a conservative Republican? Christy who believes in same sex marriage?


24 posted on 05/10/2013 9:30:56 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keep telling yourself that, Chris.


25 posted on 05/10/2013 9:31:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not “good”, just “typical.”


26 posted on 05/10/2013 9:33:09 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What drugs does he do on a daily basis to so pickle his brain like that?


27 posted on 05/10/2013 9:33:41 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t the Leftist Gov. Crist of FL also vow that he was a staunch “conservative”...right before he switched to the Democrat party? If you have to tell people you are conservative, you aren’t. Has Sen. Ted Cruz ever had to convince people that he is a conservative? I rest my case.


28 posted on 05/10/2013 9:34:40 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: autumnraine
Not “good”, just “typical.”

But... but... but conformity is good!
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29 posted on 05/10/2013 9:35:45 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nothing but a fat, lying politician.


30 posted on 05/10/2013 9:35:57 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: kitkat

Ok, if you’re going to insult someone, at least get his name right: Christy should be Christie. (What do *I* know, I’m still working on spelling Eisenhower.)


31 posted on 05/10/2013 9:38:21 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She attended Knights Templar school...man....I’n surprised the Brits still use such a vaunted yet non PC name


32 posted on 05/10/2013 9:42:37 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is good. His embracing of obama was over the top. However we need to find and protect someone very soon. He maybe one of them we need to protect from character assassination.


33 posted on 05/10/2013 9:48:32 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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Damn good just like Lindsey Grahm, Juan McCain, Susan Collins, and Marco Rubio.


34 posted on 05/10/2013 9:51:52 AM PDT by BO Stinkss ( I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees)
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I’m a damn good Republican

That's like saying, "I'm a damned good Baptist." There are always any number of other Baptists willing to say, "No you're not."

35 posted on 05/10/2013 9:56:16 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reminds me of Nixon’s, “I am not a crook.”


36 posted on 05/10/2013 9:58:04 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

... yes, he makes the trains run on time. He’s a fat lazy Socialist.


37 posted on 05/10/2013 10:06:33 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Jabba... you got the damned part correct!

LLS


38 posted on 05/10/2013 10:11:51 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: castlegreyskull
Do you know that he's a supporter of the Ground Zero mosque, pro-civil unions and "evolving" on same-sex marriage, donated to Planned Parenthood, says "homosexuality is not a sin, people are born that way," wanted to make New Jersey a "magnet" for renewable energy companies, said the Jersey Shore is for tourism, not offshore drilling, is pro-gun control, and more. In 2010, Christie told Politico that America needs to come up with a "clear path to citizenship." He didn't say "for illegal immigrants," but since America already has a clear path to citizenship for legal immigrants, that's what he meant. Chris Christie, after going back and forth on the issue a bit, said in August 2011 that "climate change is real" and "human activity plays a role in these changes." As for those scheming scientists, Christie said that "when you have over 90 percent of the world’s scientists who have studied this stating that climate change is occurring and that humans play a contributing role, it’s time to defer to the experts."
39 posted on 05/10/2013 10:15:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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He is a damn good Republican. That’s the whole problem.


40 posted on 05/10/2013 10:20:34 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Should be “ I’m a damn good LIAR!”


41 posted on 05/10/2013 10:25:09 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah, thank you! I was going to respond to that idiotic statement of protecting old CC, you did a far superior job of doing just that!

CC, just shut the he** up - I doubt he really even knows what he stands for, he’s just making it up as he goes. He bores me.


42 posted on 05/10/2013 10:25:44 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s with these yankee Republican pols?

Only they think they’re conservative.


43 posted on 05/10/2013 10:29:10 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Make that “I’m a damn good Republican In Name Only”. There, that’s better.


44 posted on 05/10/2013 10:31:56 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It gets pretty bad when you have to tell every that you are good Republican. Like Christianity, it is now what you profess to be true but your actions will tell the truth of who you are.

Chris Christie is a much better democrat based on what I have seen


45 posted on 05/10/2013 11:08:21 AM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think he meant to say RINO.


46 posted on 05/10/2013 11:11:08 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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"I’m a damn good Republican and a good conservative Republican who believes in the things that I believe in,” Christie answered....

In other news, Bill Clinton is a good model of chaste behavior and fidelity.

47 posted on 05/10/2013 11:50:34 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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Note to Gov. Chris Christie: a “damn good Republican” as opposed to whom — Fidel Castro or Karl Marx or Barry Obonzo?
48 posted on 05/10/2013 11:52:48 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I do know most of this. I am no fan of him. The point of my post is that we may never get the perfect candidate. He certainly is not. The sooner we figure out who we want the better. The more electable he becomes. We to protect him from defamation. Otherwise we will lose again. Opening up the potential for another obama.


49 posted on 05/10/2013 12:10:55 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If McCain and Boenhead and Graham and Rove et al define the Republican Party then yes, Christie is a “damn good Republican”


50 posted on 05/10/2013 12:24:35 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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