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Chris Christie and Rick Perry: 'They just don't like each other'
CNN Politics ^ | February 7, 2014 | Peter Hamby, National Political Reporter

Posted on 02/07/2014 12:09:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Dallas, Texas (CNN) -- In the afterglow of Chris Christie's smashing re-election win last November, a chorus of big-name Republicans heralded the charismatic New Jersey governor as the party's savior in 2016.

Not everyone was so enamored.

Just days after the election, Texas Gov. Rick Perry appeared on national television and poured cold water on Christie's impressive victory.

"He was a successful governor in New Jersey," Perry said on ABC's "This Week." "Now does that transcend to the country? We'll see in later years and months to come. We're all different states. Is a conservative in New Jersey a conservative in the rest of the country?"

The comments made headlines, but were largely seen as just another predictable potshot fired off by one likely presidential contender jockeying for position with another.

But Perry's curt dismissal belied a much deeper resentment toward Christie -- and thrust a long-simmering tension between two of the Republican Party's biggest personalities into public view.

It is a rivalry that continues today and colors many of the political discussions inside the usually drama-free Republican Governors Association, the powerful fundraising committee currently helmed by Christie...

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


TOPICS: Louisiana; New Jersey; Texas; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; chrischristie; christie; jindal; perry; rickperry; rinos

1 posted on 02/07/2014 12:09:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am not a big Rick fan but I’d take 10 of him over one Crispy.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 12:11:19 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Is a conservative in New Jersey a conservative in the rest of the country?" "

Uh, Chris Christie, the Islamist appointer, is NOT a Conservative.

3 posted on 02/07/2014 12:12:03 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Resolute Conservative

“I am not a big Rick fan but I’d take 10 of him over one Crispy.”

At least the weight would be the same!


4 posted on 02/07/2014 12:15:44 PM PST by jimmyo57
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Living in TX, I often run into Conservatives from California. For the most part, they are not conservative by TX standards.

I like Rick Perry, and I'm sure this will be played as pettiness on his part, rather than the fact that Christie is no friend to the 2nd amendment, or many other things that are important to Texans.

5 posted on 02/07/2014 12:18:32 PM PST by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: Resolute Conservative
I am not a big Rick fan but I’d take 10 of him over one Crispy.

Amen!
6 posted on 02/07/2014 12:23:58 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I won’t.
I will put both of them in a cargo container and heave it off the deck.


7 posted on 02/07/2014 12:24:20 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More propaganda from the Extreme Left at CNN, but I repeat myself.

They know, just as we know, that Chris Christie is a pretend Republican.

No conservative who pays any attention at all to current events support Chris Christie.

His policies are progressive Left in nature; he is part of the “Greedy Republican” wing of liberal Republicans.

No thought or support for the classic conservative policy positions of Limited Government, or Social Conservatism.

Just another Crony Capitalist more concerned with what the Chamber of Commerce wants vs. representing the people of the US, you know, it’s citizens.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 12:27:03 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good.


9 posted on 02/07/2014 12:28:04 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I live in Texas. Perry has his faults but I would take 100 Perry’s to 1 Chris Christie. That’s just me. Don’t even get me started on Wendy Davis!


10 posted on 02/07/2014 12:34:13 PM PST by austinaero
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rick really had me going and believing he would win, until he began having that unfortunately unbroken string of Brain Freezes during the debates. Remember those? I do. The freezes were rationalized away due to his recent back surgery. The presumption was that he was too doped up and tensed with back pain to make a go of it. I respect him for wanting to run, but if you are starting this long grueling campaign as not physically fit, in fact, not sufficiently recovered from surgery, what are you doing here now, embarrassing yourself and your party. Rick may be one of those people who even before the back surgery, is prone to campaign poorly, but will govern very well. Lots of that type in the GOP.


11 posted on 02/07/2014 12:35:57 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Resolute Conservative

Much as I am suspect of Perry, I agree that Krispy is 10x worse.


12 posted on 02/07/2014 12:41:34 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: jimmyo57

Now we have a winner


13 posted on 02/07/2014 12:43:27 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Rock is in better shape and a straight shooter.

Krispy just shoots his mouf off and thinks “round” is a shape.


14 posted on 02/07/2014 12:46:38 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SoConPubbie; humblegunner

15 posted on 02/07/2014 12:47:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: lee martell

I have to disagree. If Obama had had a brain freeze, it would have been ignored. This was the way to marginalize Rick Perry. The idea that a momentary mental lapse disqualifies you from the presidency is silly. We let the msm and the Eastern GOP establishment have their way. No candidate can be a true conservative. The day we stop letting these people push us around is the day that we are going to get a good candidate.


16 posted on 02/07/2014 12:53:21 PM PST by Essie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope Rick jumps into the Pres. pool....I think he will be so much better than he was after his back surgery.


17 posted on 02/07/2014 1:10:37 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: lee martell
Lee, Most people that live in Texas say that Rick is a great campaigner.

Welcome to FR!

18 posted on 02/07/2014 1:12:01 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ha, ha.............that makes three of us!


19 posted on 02/07/2014 1:22:06 PM PST by Rich21IE
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
GREG ABBOTT STEERS CLEAR OF SCANDAL-PLAGUED CHRISTIE'S TEXAS RGA TRIP

Rick Perry too!

20 posted on 02/07/2014 2:01:30 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t like them either.


21 posted on 02/07/2014 2:25:10 PM PST by bgill
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To: MrEdd

Ditto


22 posted on 02/07/2014 2:26:46 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: austinaero

Perry is taking a different tack... I know it’s 10th Amdt and suspect it’s Constitutional Convention. He left TX in Greg Abbott’s strong and careful hands and can do what his own heart wants, and it is a conservative, maybe even revolutionary, travel.

The boy’s up to something, and I can promise you it will be something we like. I don’t think he’s running for POTUS, I think he has a deeper plan to uproot and brush-fire our sickly POSHITUS.

Stay tuned.


23 posted on 02/07/2014 2:36:04 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Resolute Conservative

Actually after I finally got educated and got over the Rick Perry RINO BS I realized he would prolly have been a pretty good President. I can understand why he does not like Crispy as neither do I.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 4:34:38 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: 2ndDivisionVet

sort of like Newman and Jerry...”Hello Rick” “Hello Chris”


25 posted on 02/07/2014 6:39:35 PM PST by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I think he would have been better than Bush and way better then Bammy, Hillary, or Crispy.


26 posted on 02/10/2014 5:15:21 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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