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The Koch Brothers Turn On Chris Christie and Warn Him About Setting Up Obamacare
Politics USA ^ | November 11th, 2012

Posted on 11/11/2012 11:48:12 AM PST by drewh

The Koch Brothers think-tank, Americans for Prosperity, handed down a warning to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for not rejecting provisions in the ACA to submit health insurance exchange plans ahead of the health law’s full implementation.

Republicans were already furious with Christie for praising President Obama’s rapid response to the super-storm Sandy that ravaged parts of the East Coast last week, and now the Koch Brothers are pressuring him to reject a New Jersey exchange bill to rebuff the ACA’s requirement before a November 16 cutoff date for states to set up health insurance exchanges.

If states fail to set up the exchanges, the federal government does it for them and the provision gave individual states leeway to set up a healthcare marketplace according to their resident’s needs.

The press release cited “other conservative governors across the country like Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Scott Walker, and others have already taken a principled stand,” and questioned whether Christie “will prevent New Jerseyans from having their health care choices controlled by federal bureaucrats? Or will he continue to go along to get along with Barack Obama?”

The Koch brothers have not always been antagonistic against Christie as long as he followed their edicts, and last year David Koch praised Christie for pushing legislation the Koch’s ordered Republicans to support. Koch praised Christie for eliminating public workers’ right to bargain collectively for health benefits, and for pulling New Jersey out of a Northeastern states regional cap-and-trade market to curb industrial greenhouse gas emissions.

Christie said in October he would wait for the outcome of the election to decide whether or not he would set up health insurance exchanges, but the Koch’s Americans for Prosperity memo warned him there are harsh consequences for any further apostasy.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana; US: New Jersey; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: americans4prosperity; bobbyjindal; chrischristie; christie; fat; kochbrothers; louisiana; newjersey; rickperry; rino; scottwalker; stupid; texas

1 posted on 11/11/2012 11:48:15 AM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Christie will be a Rat within the next two years (assuming he doesn’t drop dead from a heart attack before that).


2 posted on 11/11/2012 11:50:05 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Bingo, I think he’s gonna pull a Doomberg and go I or Rat.


3 posted on 11/11/2012 11:51:50 AM PST by drewh
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To: dfwgator

He’s a pig, disguised as an elephant, and bleeds Rat’.


4 posted on 11/11/2012 11:54:13 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: max americana

I agree. He will have no choice but to switch parties, because we will have nothing to do with this guy now.

nutt’n.


5 posted on 11/11/2012 11:56:15 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: drewh

“David Koch praised Christie for pushing legislation the Koch’s ordered Republicans to support”

I guess that is the new meme. The Koch bros. run the ‘pub party.


6 posted on 11/11/2012 11:57:08 AM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: drewh
You mean "obama's rapid response" to a photo-opp, don't you?

Anyone seen him (or even FEMA) near the hurricane damage since then?

Bush responded to Katrina much faster, even having to wait on Ray Nagin and the Lousisana governor to get their $hit together before they would allow FEMA in.

Christie? Well, I've never been too high on him, and now...well, he's a democrat obamass kisser and I'm glad I don't live in New Jersey.
7 posted on 11/11/2012 11:57:58 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: drewh

Too bad we have this whole situation “Koch’s ordered Republicans to support. “ even though they do support conservative causes.

Many similar people only support leftist causes.


8 posted on 11/11/2012 11:57:58 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: drewh

And while Chris Christie was lying about Obama and his non-support, a nuclear reactor in New Jersey was operating on diesel backup generators to prevent a full meltdown. Kinda odd that the MSM would ignore such a dangerous situation, while making people think Obama had made everything better.


9 posted on 11/11/2012 11:58:30 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: dfwgator

Maybe you’re right and Christie is planning to switch parties. If he is, he’ll see this as presenting an opportunity for a Sister Souljah moment. I think Christie really is at heart a liberal and probably should switch parties. The whole thing with Obama was very strange to say the least.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 12:01:17 PM PST by Tau Food (Praise God. Trust God.)
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To: justa-hairyape
MSM will ignore all facts to futher their own news narrative.

That's what drives them so crazy about FOX is that they dont have control over the thought process of 49% of the population

11 posted on 11/11/2012 12:02:02 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
chris-christie
12 posted on 11/11/2012 12:03:49 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: driftdiver

In this case I see it as an American cause.

Nothing about obamacare is American. People just want free things but do not want America to be free. Their selfish minds don’t go that far. Totally unlike our vets, our military who think America before their own self. Greed won!
And they talk about the 1% - well, that is amusing.


13 posted on 11/11/2012 12:05:05 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: drewh

3... 2... 1... until Christie publicly states, “I did not leave the Republican Party, the Republican Party left me. That’s why today I announce...”


14 posted on 11/11/2012 12:06:33 PM PST by Obadiah (Americans lusted for Obama. Give them Obama! Everything he Constitutionally asks for.)
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To: Obadiah
“I did not leave the Republican Party, the Republican Party left me. That’s why today I announce...”

"....And the Democrats promised me an endless supply of doughnuts."

15 posted on 11/11/2012 12:08:16 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: drewh
I'm really liking the Koch brothers more all the time.


16 posted on 11/11/2012 12:09:16 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: dfwgator

“...and Bruce Springsteen promised that he’d autograph my personal copy of ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ if I came over to the Democratic Party....I mean, how could I turn that down?”


17 posted on 11/11/2012 12:09:39 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: drewh

So, the Koch brothers finally woke up from their nap?


18 posted on 11/11/2012 12:13:26 PM PST by miserare
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To: drewh

Why don’t the Koch brothers start buying up newspapers and TV stations? They’ll get better results if they created conservative media than spending 100 million on election ads.


19 posted on 11/11/2012 12:14:59 PM PST by paglia444
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To: drewh

Christie is not to be trusted. It’s that simple.


20 posted on 11/11/2012 12:16:07 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: drewh

“warn him”....do they know to whom they are speaking. He is not going to be intimidated by them. Who do they think they are?


21 posted on 11/11/2012 12:18:49 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: drewh

Krispy Kreme may become the next Arlen Specter.


22 posted on 11/11/2012 12:39:52 PM PST by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: paglia444

Bingo. But better yet, why not buy up Hispanic media, not to pander but to provide a channel to bring the conservative message to this large group of potential conservative voters. I’m convinced they are within reach, but we’re not reaching out.

Then buy up or start the conservative equivalent to Jon Stewarts Daily Show. We’ve got smart young conservative talent - where are they? The RATS bring out bright (albeit misguided) hip liberals to deliver their message and the best we’ve got on the one network that provides any kind of balance is graying boring repetitive Sean Hannity in prime time, tossing a stupid football and talking into his echo chamber. He’s so bad even most conservatives can’t stand watching him.

So you’re on the right track. Koch bros could multiply their ROI many fold by developing a team and running the scrimmages rather than hoping for a hail mary in the 4th quarter.


23 posted on 11/11/2012 12:50:28 PM PST by bigbob
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To: dynachrome

I thought Rush ran the Republican party. I must have been mistaken.


24 posted on 11/11/2012 12:58:47 PM PST by Hero
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To: drewh
Hit him where it hurts. Cut off his beer supply ...

So far as I can figure out, Jim Koch of Sam Adams Beer isn't related to those Koch brothers, but a lot of liberals are boycotting the beer just in case ...

25 posted on 11/11/2012 1:02:40 PM PST by x
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To: x

I think Jim’s last name is pronounced “Cook.”
The Koch Bros are “Coke.”


26 posted on 11/11/2012 1:21:14 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: max americana

He’s a fat-assed, Lou Costello look-a-like f**king RINO!!


27 posted on 11/11/2012 1:46:56 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: dfwgator

Conservatives should ensure that Christie has an unlimited supply of donuts.


28 posted on 11/11/2012 2:17:32 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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To: drewh

Even if he does switch to the donkey party, he still won’t ban Big Gulps! : )


29 posted on 11/11/2012 2:30:09 PM PST by LA Woman3
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