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With big win, Christie set to wield power on national stage (New chairman Nat'l GOP governors)
The Cranford Chronicle ^ | November 6, 2013 | Jenna Portnoy

Posted on 11/06/2013 2:36:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A big win in a big blue state — there are few things that make sweeter music for the fractured Republican Party these days.

But many political observers say there is even more to what happened tonight than that. Last year, Chris Christie was elected chairman of the Republican Governors Association and he officially takes over that post in Arizona in 15 days. It’s a position with a high national profile, money to spread around and a bully pulpit.

So, in way, Christie’s power just doubled.

Friends of Christie and people who have watched him in action the past year say that from now on Super Gov. will be urging his party to do what he says, and do as he does: Win.

He will also have a lofty place from which to wage a run for the White House....

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


TOPICS: New Jersey; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2016; barbarabuono; chrischristie; finos; gop; krispykreme; newjersey; njfatman; republicans; rinos; steveschmidt
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The fix is in, once again.
1 posted on 11/06/2013 2:36:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey fatboy.. I gotchyer power right here dangling!

Listen up bukko...NO MORE RINOs!


2 posted on 11/06/2013 2:39:35 PM PST by prisoner6 ( FREEDOM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another GOPe loser being primed for the 2016 run?


3 posted on 11/06/2013 2:39:50 PM PST by redfreedom (GOP = Vichy colaborators at best, traitorous 5th Columnists at worst.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dare I say it, Fat chance!


4 posted on 11/06/2013 2:40:45 PM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’re right.


5 posted on 11/06/2013 2:40:50 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: redfreedom

That’s right. Any “Republican” candidate the media HYPES is in the tank for the left. Hillary vs. Christie? What difference does it make?


6 posted on 11/06/2013 2:41:55 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: redfreedom

It is up to Conservatives/Tea Party to expose these frauds.


7 posted on 11/06/2013 2:42:54 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The fix was in for Giuliani and we know how that turned out.


8 posted on 11/06/2013 2:43:00 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't share others' visceral hatred for Christie, but he could not possibly be weaker on the Second Amendment.

He is just not Presidential material.

He would be a better Speaker than Boehner, though.

9 posted on 11/06/2013 2:43:01 PM PST by wideawake
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They're sure pushing Fat Boy hard.

Ted Cruz will destroy the putz.

10 posted on 11/06/2013 2:43:27 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How Christie Became Governor
11 posted on 11/06/2013 2:43:52 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: wideawake

He makes up for that in his support for Islam, so there’s that....


12 posted on 11/06/2013 2:44:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: wideawake

I have a cactus that would be a better speaker than Boehner.


13 posted on 11/06/2013 2:44:29 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: redfreedom

Should we last that long, and I have my questions on that, it will be GOPe Christie vs. Benghazi Hillary.

Just watch.


14 posted on 11/06/2013 2:46:01 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Ted was the North American (not just US) debate champion for several years. I’d hate to go up against him in any venue. Referring to Cruz’s time as a student at Harvard Law, Professor Alan Dershowitz said, “Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant.”


15 posted on 11/06/2013 2:46:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, now we know who the “rulers, authorities, cosmic powers over this present darkness, and spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” have chosen to lose to Hillary.

GOD have mercy on us.


16 posted on 11/06/2013 2:47:08 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: F15Eagle
Should we last that long, and I have my questions on that, it will be GOPe Christie vs. Benghazi Hillary.

Sorry, but in his desired march to the GOP Nomination, Christie is going to walk head-long into a rock-solid wall called Ted Cruz.
17 posted on 11/06/2013 2:48:00 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: nickcarraway

>> I have a cactus that would be a better speaker than Boehner.

And less of a prick, too.


18 posted on 11/06/2013 2:48:04 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is up to the task of being the GOP nominee for President, at least on par with those other media darlings: Mitt Romney, John McCain and Bob Dole.


19 posted on 11/06/2013 2:48:23 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Well, I would hope so.

By 2016 the national debt will be about 21 Trillion and change.

At least.

By January, 2017, about 22 Trillion or so.


20 posted on 11/06/2013 2:49:31 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Talk about setting the bar low.


21 posted on 11/06/2013 2:49:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Ted Cruz will destroy the putz.

Do not make that assumption.

Rather than dismissing Christie as an also-ran and presuming that Cruz will just blow past him, we should pro-actively support Cruz and position him.

Christie is an excellent debater and very personable.

Cruz is far superior to Santorum as a conservative champion, but Christie is a better campaigner than Romney.

Many people on FR assumed that weak candidates like McCain and Romney would never prevail in the primary.

Don't let that same attitude saddle us with Christie.

22 posted on 11/06/2013 2:50:16 PM PST by wideawake
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He has no power outside New Jersey, period. Wishful thinking by the same people who pushed Romney.


23 posted on 11/06/2013 2:50:23 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: exnavy

Two laps around chubby is going to be an olympic event.


24 posted on 11/06/2013 2:51:24 PM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie is a conservative’s nightmare. He will help a lot of Dems get elected


25 posted on 11/06/2013 2:51:55 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (2014: RINO Hunting Season)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Read this. Be very wary.

http://shoebat.com/2013/02/12/imam-praised-by-chris-christie-to-speak-at-muslim-brotherhood-event/


26 posted on 11/06/2013 2:52:04 PM PST by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So it begins.

The same RNC that gave us Rinos MeCain & Romney will now try to force Chubby on the T.E.A. Party!

Good Luck w/ Dat!

27 posted on 11/06/2013 2:52:33 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lucy’s getting the football ready.


28 posted on 11/06/2013 2:53:59 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In a choice between Hillary and Christie, they will choose the real deal, Hillary. What is so hard to understand about that?


29 posted on 11/06/2013 2:55:01 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not a big win in a blue state when the GOP runs to the left of Dems.


30 posted on 11/06/2013 2:55:08 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: nickcarraway

Bacteria in a virus in a dog’s stool would be better.


31 posted on 11/06/2013 2:56:29 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where do the Republicans find idiots like this?


32 posted on 11/06/2013 2:57:40 PM PST by mulligan
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To: wideawake
Many people on FR assumed that weak candidates like McCain and Romney would never prevail in the primary.

The problem last time was that we couldn't unite behind a single conservative. We all knew that was the problem, but we couldn't avoid it, because there was no clear frontrunner.

This time, we have a frontrunner. Cruz' only competition is Paul. But I think Cruz will prevail over him fairly easily.

Another difference this time is that the Tea Party/Collaborator battle lines are drawn more clearly than at any time in my life.

The only thing we have to fear is Christie's money. But this time, the RINO money is surmountable. Cruz will receive an unprecedented amount of small, grassroots donations.

33 posted on 11/06/2013 2:58:35 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Your 2016 ticket.....half great, half not so good.
It will extremely difficult to erase the persona created by a thousand articles and video’s by the MSM. In this age of TV politics, perception trounces facts, unfortunately.
Much better ticket would be Cruz/Walker.


34 posted on 11/06/2013 2:59:19 PM PST by entropy12 (Obama is succeeding in destroying economy & healthcare, and exploding freebies to his voters)
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To: CaptainK

The fix was in for Romney, and we know how that turned out.


35 posted on 11/06/2013 2:59:34 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The eGOP needs to be starved of any income! Send any contributions directly to the candidates!


36 posted on 11/06/2013 3:01:32 PM PST by CodeToad (Irony: Progressives Aren't!)
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To: wideawake

I disagree that Romney was a weak campaigner ... he was very active at trashing conservatives. Trashing 0bama? Not so much ...

I completely agree that we should pro-actively support Ted Cruz. He is a good man, a good Senator, can be a good President.


37 posted on 11/06/2013 3:02:28 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: Mouton

“Two laps around chubby is going to be an olympic event.”

Isn’t that the truth...I tried to get around to Christie’s good side but I ran out of gas.


38 posted on 11/06/2013 3:02:40 PM PST by Towed_Jumper (What does it mean to be declared "guilty" in a nation without the rule of law?)
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To: entropy12; 2ndDivisionVet
Much better ticket would be Cruz/Walker.

Except that Walker is all in for "Comprehensive Immigration Reform", A.K.A., Amnesty.

No thanks!
39 posted on 11/06/2013 3:03:11 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Democrats could have taken down Christie if they really wanted to.

They threw a sacrificial lamb out there for token opposition.

They want fat boy to succeed, all the way up to 2016.


40 posted on 11/06/2013 3:03:23 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: wideawake

Fat boy is head and shoulders above Romney in speaking skills. Romney is like a French poodle while Christie is like a pitbull. He will attack Hillary in debates without fear without sounding mean and with humor which Mitt lacks badly. But I hope it will be Cruz, Rand, Walker or Perry getting the nod over Christie. The country needs a 180 turn, not a bi-partisan nonsense to survive for the long run.


41 posted on 11/06/2013 3:04:28 PM PST by entropy12 (Obama is succeeding in destroying economy & healthcare, and exploding freebies to his voters)
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To: redfreedom

Amen, to the RNC, back more crap candidates and you won’t be seeing my vote.


42 posted on 11/06/2013 3:06:26 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: wideawake

I guess there are those who have what you deem hatred, for CC. I don’t hate him, I just simply would never ever trust him. He’s as fake as they come, we already knew he had some issues from the past before this Helprin book came out, and for him to treat ANY conservative/tea party person as HIS personal enemy, is just damn insulting.

I still say he’s going to trip and fall big time, he has far too large an ego to be able to stop himself. With the evil underlings of the dem/lib/marxist cave cheering him on, he will get a false sense of who he thinks he is -
going to be mighty painful to watch.


43 posted on 11/06/2013 3:06:48 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: SoConPubbie

All depends on the details in immigration reform. It is coming, like or not. The devil is in the details. If there is blanket amnesty and a fast track to citizenship, it will be a no-go for me. OTOH if it involves separating those who work hard and are carrying their share of burden from the free loaders, it is a good thing.


44 posted on 11/06/2013 3:07:15 PM PST by entropy12 (Obama is succeeding in destroying economy & healthcare, and exploding freebies to his voters)
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To: Timber Rattler
He has no power outside New Jersey, period. Wishful thinking by the same people who pushed Romney.

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That's a good point.

45 posted on 11/06/2013 3:07:38 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s being created.


46 posted on 11/06/2013 3:18:34 PM PST by Ray76
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To: nickcarraway

LOL!


47 posted on 11/06/2013 3:19:01 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF? We couldn't rescue four men in Benghazi? Is our military IMPOTENT? ( /s ))
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To: entropy12
All depends on the details in immigration reform. It is coming, like or not. The devil is in the details. If there is blanket amnesty and a fast track to citizenship, it will be a no-go for me. OTOH if it involves separating those who work hard and are carrying their share of burden from the free loaders, it is a good thing.

Boy, do you have your head in the sand.

Any amnesty, of any magnitude will overwhelm the electorate with millions of undocumented Democrats. People who have been raised to depend on the Government for handouts.

Voters whose natural political party, as a result, will be the Democrats.

If you want to hand the Democrats a perpetual electoral advantage, keep supporting Amnesty in any form.

Besides being immoral, and rewarding lawbreakers, it's political suicide.
48 posted on 11/06/2013 3:19:29 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Ted was the North American (not just US) debate champion for several years. I’d hate to go up against him in any venue. Referring to Cruz’s time as a student at Harvard Law, Professor Alan Dershowitz said, “Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant.”

I was unaware of that. But I sure am glad I know it now.

49 posted on 11/06/2013 3:19:54 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Tanniker Smith

“Mitt Romney, John McCain and Bob Dole”

If only the GOP would nominate more “mainstream” candidates like them, they’d be able to win more elections.


50 posted on 11/06/2013 3:22:33 PM PST by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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