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Christie tapped as keynote speaker for Republican convention
MSNBC ^ | 7-19-12 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 07/18/2012 6:02:41 PM PDT by kingattax

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address at next month's Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.

NBC News' Jamie Gangel reported Wednesday that Christie would be afforded the plum speaking slot at the convention, a gig that sometimes serves as a launching pad for political figures with ambitions of higher office. The selection of Christie, though, would seem to suggest that Christie is not likely the choice by Mitt Romney to serve as the GOP's vice presidential nominee.

Typically, the keynote speaker is separate from the vice presidential nominee, who, like the presidential nominee, speaks on separate nights.

Republicans have not yet released a detailed itinerary of the speaking schedule for their convention.

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1 posted on 07/18/2012 6:02:43 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

*Facepalm*


2 posted on 07/18/2012 6:07:56 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: kingattax; Lazmataz

Having the words “tapped” and “Chris Christie” in the same sentence gives me pause.............


3 posted on 07/18/2012 6:08:20 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (Remember, JimRob called a truce....not a surrender.)
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To: TheRobb7
Just make sure the podium is over a major support beam...
4 posted on 07/18/2012 6:12:56 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: kingattax

I know that Christie is excellent with a quip or comeback.

But, I’ve never heard he is a dynamic speaker.

Anyone know?

(As much as my politics is far, far to the right of Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani is an outstanding, dynamic speaker.


5 posted on 07/18/2012 6:13:27 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: kingattax

IIRC, Christie is ...

Pro-Gay
Pro-Moslem
Pro-Abortion

The only thing he’s got going for him is fiscal conservatism.


6 posted on 07/18/2012 6:13:45 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: kingattax

Meh...I’d much prefer Sarah!!


7 posted on 07/18/2012 6:14:28 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: kingattax

Quoting Han Solo: I have a bad feeling about this.


8 posted on 07/18/2012 6:15:21 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: kingattax

Vanilla-fest

[yawn]

Sarah! Sarah! Sarah!


9 posted on 07/18/2012 6:18:44 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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Christie is a GOP governor in a major state. His primary accomplishment is to apply conservative principles to reduce government (and unions), reduce government spending to improve the economy.

Don’t know how well he will do as a speech-giver, but the choice is certainly on-message.


10 posted on 07/18/2012 6:22:32 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: kingattax

Hey, it removes him from the VP lottery! And he can probably deliver harder blows to Obama than any other RINO keynote option out there.


11 posted on 07/18/2012 6:23:15 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: kingattax

I’m from New Jersey.

He’s not my favorite state resident.

I expect to be bored by his speech.

Both him and Romney are not transformational Republicans.

They are not about dismantling the big governments the Liberals have built. They believe they need do no more than use it better. Call it “pragmatic incrementalism”, but don’t call it Conservatism.


12 posted on 07/18/2012 6:23:34 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: kingattax

Haters will hate. Yes his social stances aren’t as conservative as many of us would like.. But the man can, has and will take it to the terrorists that make up the democrat party today. Just watch. He doesn’t hold back any punches.. Period.


13 posted on 07/18/2012 6:24:37 PM PDT by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: Westbrook

On abortion.. I had to look it up, but what I found says:

“I am pro-life, I believe in exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother. That’s my position, take it or leave it.”

Source: Interview on NBC “Meet the Press” , Jun 26, 2011

Link:
http://www.ontheissues.org/governor/chris_christie_abortion.htm


14 posted on 07/18/2012 6:26:12 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Jane Long; kingattax
...I’d much prefer Sarah!!

So would I, but I'm for Sarah being the GOP nominee; and Sarah just might end up being in that slot.

Meaning that Sarah might be turning down offers to speak.

15 posted on 07/18/2012 6:32:14 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: kingattax

Palin would be better


16 posted on 07/18/2012 6:49:44 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: kingattax

Not Arnold Schwarzennager or Charlie Crist? LOL


17 posted on 07/18/2012 6:55:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Westbrook
Pro-Gay

Pro-Moslem

Pro-Abortion

And...Pro Christie!

18 posted on 07/18/2012 6:58:51 PM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: D-fendr
New Jersey...a major state...???

How?


19 posted on 07/18/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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Christie overload...


20 posted on 07/18/2012 7:21:39 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“Just make sure the podium is over a major support beam...”

Yeah...thank goodness Obama never needed a support beam...

does that make him better? Just askin’....


21 posted on 07/18/2012 7:27:09 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: kingattax

Why aren’t they afraid Christie won’t go rogue?


22 posted on 07/18/2012 7:32:41 PM PDT by DManA
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To: D-fendr
“I am pro-life, I believe in exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother. That’s my position, take it or leave it.”

That makes him pro-life in a pragmatic sense. A small percentage of abortions are for rape, incest and life of the Mother. I bet 1% or less. Having said all that ... none of that matters. The question for Christie or any of these politicians ... is whether they would appoint judges capable of overturning Roe v Wade. They can be pro-life all they want inside but if they appoint liberal judges it is meaningless.

23 posted on 07/18/2012 7:33:33 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk
A small percentage of abortions are for rape, incest and life of the Mother.

Then I think giving him the moniker "pro-abort" would be in error.

I agree on Supreme Court question. He's not running for president, so that question remains.

24 posted on 07/18/2012 7:40:05 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: xzins
"But, I’ve never heard he is a dynamic speaker. Anyone know?

They don't get much if any better.

25 posted on 07/18/2012 7:40:21 PM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: Westbrook
Anti-RKBA.

'Eff him and the rest of the RINO horde.

26 posted on 07/19/2012 1:24:37 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: kingattax; mickie; flaglady47
I can barely bring myself to read FR any more. Every thread concerning any GOP candidate, conservative or not, male or female, fat or thin, young or old instantly brings out the resident haters, cynics, nay-sayers, name-callers, pessimists, smearers and potty-mouths spreading their poison and snarks.

The threads quickly fill up with their one-liners and their posts which are totally devoid of content, ideas, new information or reasoned debate.

I'm tired of it.

NO ONE is acceptable as a keynote speaker to these malcontents unless it would be one of their GOP candidates that didn't make the cut.

Since their favorites didn't make it, we have to deal with their rage on just about every thread on just about every subject on just about every day until the convention, then every day till the election.

It's disgusting.

Leni

27 posted on 07/19/2012 2:07:47 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal
Here's an idea... If you are going to be a keynote speaker at a conservative political rally, maybe you should actually be... A CONSERVATIVE.

Or are we going to stop pretending that the GOP is "conservative"?

28 posted on 07/19/2012 2:37:40 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: D-fendr
“I am pro-life, I believe in exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother. That’s my position, take it or leave it.”

pfft...then your not pro-life..why bother claiming it?..oh, of course, for political expedience.

Why is a baby that was conceived in a hateful/ignorant act less deserving of life and liberty? how can such cognitive dissidence be swallowed and labeled "pro-life"? sorry, but it just seems so 1990s..

29 posted on 07/19/2012 2:45:14 PM PDT by xhrist ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. " - C.S. Lewis)
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To: kingattax

Dang!!! Sarah Palin would have been great in that slot. But, she pissed off Romney during the Primary season. I hope she’ll get a speaking slot somewhere in the Convention.


30 posted on 07/19/2012 4:25:26 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Dead Corpse

If you are going to be a keynote speaker at a conservative political rally, maybe you should actually be... A CONSERVATIVE.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

It’s called the Republican National Convention; not Conservative Political Rally. All Republicans are not Conservative. Making a statement like you did, makes you look a little ignorant.


31 posted on 07/19/2012 4:32:32 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: xhrist

I agree with you on rape. What about the ‘life of the mother’ part?


32 posted on 07/19/2012 5:32:39 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: MinuteGal

You said that so well, MinuteGal. And I am so glad someone said it. I am more than pleased with Christie as speaker. I do not have to agree with everything a politician supports or does not support. I respect and like Christie. Thank you again for your post.


33 posted on 07/19/2012 6:02:20 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: xhrist

It is his opinion he is pro life. That is his opinion. He is entitled to it. You are entitled to yours. You are not entitled to tell him what he is. He knows it well. You make your decisions. Let others make theirs.


34 posted on 07/19/2012 6:10:42 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Jane Long

Me too. Remember her at the 2007 Convention? Our family was vacationing in Alaska at the time. Fantastic!


35 posted on 07/19/2012 6:24:24 PM PDT by HotKat (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason. Mark Twain)
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To: MinuteGal
I have to agree with you. Spiro Agnew coined the phrase "nattering nabobs of negativism" and those are certainly in abundance here.

I'm a big fan of Sarah Palin and I wish she was speaking as the nominee...but she DIDN'T RUN! Like it or not, it's Mitt's show.

36 posted on 07/19/2012 6:31:23 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: D-fendr; sonofagun; Dead Corpse

First, as Dead Corpse pointed out, Christie’s a gun-banner. A non-starter for almost any conservative.

> I believe in exceptions for rape, incest

Yes, of course. And what did the baby do to deserve being executed in the womb, or in the natal canal, being burned alive by saline solutions and/or being pulled apart limb from limb, or being decerebrated by having a hole bored in the skull and sucking the brains out.

> and the life of the mother.

Naturally. This has been interpreted to mean any and every excuse for murdering gestate babies.

> That’s my position, take it or leave it.

I’ll leave it. You can have it.


37 posted on 07/19/2012 6:50:16 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

This thread has caused me to do some research on these issues and Christie, first abortion, then gun control, immigration and energy.

I think he should stay in N.J. :)

And I hope, if he is the keynote, he keeps his remarks to economics.

thanks for your post.


38 posted on 07/19/2012 10:46:07 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: kingattax

It’s going to be a RINO Fest, and all conservative voters will have to “take it”! Four to eight years of “President Mitt Romney” will be terrible for the country, too, so how is the U.S. not finished and not heading for third world socialism, no matter who is POTUS?


39 posted on 07/19/2012 11:31:47 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: kingattax

The left will, continuously, make fun of Christie being fat, in order to distract from any positive messages that he might have.


40 posted on 07/19/2012 11:36:07 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: D-fendr
there are certain cases where the life of the mother is at direct risk from her pregnancy , therefore the baby is lost in the process of saving the mother...this is very rare. So as tragic as it is to loose the baby, it is not intentionally trying to kill the child. thus, not intrinsically evil, where abortion's specific goal is to kill a human being, which can never be justified.

the 'life of the mother' claim is a bit vague though, particularly when spoken by a politician..it sounds so logical..unfortunately its just another way to provide wiggle room to abortion industry or to communicate 'wink-wink I'm actually pro-choice'.

41 posted on 07/20/2012 2:06:37 AM PDT by xhrist ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. " - C.S. Lewis)
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To: xhrist

Well put and I agree on the moral question here.

You can’t really enforce the morality totally. I believe it was a founding father who said that this system of government assumes and requires moral people.

I think the ‘life of the mother’ exemption is moral - as you described it. I also think politicians and abortionists will use it for immoral purposes nonetheless.

thanks for your reply.


42 posted on 07/20/2012 5:07:24 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
And this is a CONSERVATIVE web forum. Not a GOP-e cheerleading section.

If you like squishy, spineless, a-hole "Republicans" who are little more than Democrat light, there are other places for you to go and sell out your principles on.

"Ignorant" my ass newbie...

43 posted on 07/20/2012 7:43:37 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Westbrook
If it's human, killing it is by definition murder. Life of the Mother does come into play though if the baby is killing Mom... This is rare, as it should be. Mom should also be given the option of giving up her life so her child may live.

Having an "oops" because you are promiscuous should not be justification enough for an ongoing campaign of murder...

44 posted on 07/20/2012 8:10:53 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: kingattax

Sounds like if we can just avoid Jebbie or Condi for VP, we can proclaim success with the hand the uninformed Republican primary voters have served us again!


45 posted on 07/20/2012 3:12:51 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Nobody is doing cheerleading for GOP-e. Nobody said anything about liking “squishy, spineless, a-hole Republicans”. Just trying to educate you before you lose all your credibility.


46 posted on 07/20/2012 8:46:09 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Actually, you are doing some cheer leading right now. Which makes your “ credibility” non-existent...


47 posted on 07/20/2012 10:46:44 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: kingattax
After everything we've been through, after 2010, through the primaries, they pick Christie as a keynote?

Morons.

48 posted on 07/20/2012 10:50:57 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: kingattax
Gov. Crispy Cream of NJ is absolutely the wrong OPTIC for the party.

He will represent a party which is out of touch with starving poor people.


49 posted on 08/14/2012 7:59:38 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
OMG! I guess I have only seen Christy standing behind a podium, I had no idea he was such a porker!
50 posted on 08/14/2012 8:03:25 AM PDT by Ditter
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