Skip to comments.CPAC: Chris Christie’s not invited this year
Posted on 02/25/2013 4:38:23 PM PST by Nachum
I have my issues with him just like you do, but cmon. Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are conservative enough to speak at CPAC but not Christie? Hes the current vice chair of the RGA and will be chairman next year for the midterms. Hes headed for a landslide reelection victory in a deep blue state, where his approval rating is currently the highest for a New Jersey governor in the 17 years since Quinnipiac started tracking that. Hes one of the few members of the party with a national profile whos reasonably well liked by voters across the board. Leverage his popularity, if only for a day.
I understand wanting to punish him for slobbering all over Obama after Sandy, but how do you find a spot for Chris Hayes and not for this guy? For cripes sake, Joe Scarboroughs spoken at CPAC. David Frum could probably get on a panel if he really tried. Their definition of conservative isnt strict.
At least eight potential presidential contenders will be speaking at CPAC: Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.
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He can go suck eggs
Christie can go play golf with Zero for all I care....
He is damaged goods because he has damaged himself.
He is untrustworthy.
What is conservative about them?
Christie might as well change his party affiliation. He kissed Obama’s butt. That I cannot forgive. He is just another RINO from the North East.
To make up for it, they invited Bob McDonnell.
"Ya know, if you ever get tired of shelly, I am the same size as her..."
Don't be ridiculous. Eggs aren't fattening.
Christie will go suck crullers and, for mid-morning snack, toasted and buttered bialys slathered thick with cream cheese.
He can provide the shade.
Christie the craven politician will sleep (and eat) with anyone to get ahead. The Sandy love-fest with Obama translated into to high Christie poll numbers in NJ and a second term for 0bomba. Sell the country down the river in order to advance your career... thanks a trillion, Arbuckle.
Sounds to me like CPAC has gone liberal.
No respect for Christie as far as I’m concerned.
former Texas Gov. Rick Perry
Romney and Christie, this is funny stuff.
Like who gives a rats ass!
That's a news flash!
Intentionally or not, consiously or not, Christie actively helped Obama get reelected.
That separates him from the run of the mill RINOs mentioned as a comparison.
But Jeb Bush was.
“former Texas Gov. Rick Perry”
When did the governorship change hands? Am I out of touch?
Christie is dead to me..... and he will remain dead to me.
Christie has proven to be nothing more than a fat rat.
Apparently you do.....
I’m curious as to how Allahpundit knows that Perry will be the former governor when in fact he is still governor. Is there something in the works that will take him out of the governorship prior to Mid March.....
Conservatives have no use for Christie.
If Christie is the 2016 nominee I’ll vote Libertarian, just like I did in 2012. I’m tired of voting for the lesser of two evils.
Clearly somebody isn't listening to the base.
Like that's news with the Republican Party.
If you invited him to sit down he would break the furniture.
Former? What have I missed?
How come you didn’t vote for the Conservative nominee, Virgil Goode ? I did.
Hell switch to the Democrat party one of these days.
What about Ben Carson?
And, keep getting the worst of two evils! Makes sense to me. /s
If Christy, Jeb Bush are the face of the Republican party, AND the republican party is happy with these people the country is lost. Every man for himself
Romney, Jebby and Christie are all RINOs but Christie is special, he's an obozo kiss ass RINO?
They are not that conservative but they didn’t kiss O’s hiney just before the election
>>Hes headed for a landslide reelection victory in a deep blue state, where his approval rating is currently the highest for a New Jersey governor in the 17
So he is keeping NJ liberals happy with the way he is running the state, so conservatives should support him why exactly?
Looks like the entire rant can properly be restated as; “Because they had nlapsed standards before it is unfair for them to start having them again now.”
That should be on all the stationery.
Maybe he’s over the weight limit for the speaker’s platform.
Christie is anti-gun. We will see just HOW anti-gun he IS when a pile of 20 idiotic bills are dumped on his desk all coming from Democrats and all anti-Second Amendment. He appointed TWO successive anti-Second Amendment Attorney Generals in New Jersey. His political mentor is anti-gun Tom Kean Senior - the guy who though Chrissie Whitman was TOO conservative AND believes in "reparations" for slavery.
Christie is a pro-Muslim harlot. He appointed the First Muslim to a state Superior Court Judgeship - a man whose experience was limited to an "immigration" attorney, never served on the bench and was incensed when the Ft. Dix bombers were referred to as Muslims. He has attended various Islamic religious events. He said the Ground Zero Mosque was a "local affair". Both Mark Levin and Steve Marlsburg - two leading local brilliant Conservatives - have taken him to task for his Islamophilia.
Christie doesn't have much use for the First Amendment either. When a state employee burned a Koran in protest at the Ground Zero Mosque - ON HIS OWN TIME - Christie approved of his firing as it was a "hateful act". A court didn't see things quite that way as it recognized the First Amendment.
Christie is a bully. He periodically throws rude tantrums when accosted and even threatens people - as he did at Seaside Heights New Jersey on the Boardwalk.
On the pragmatic side, Christie has done NOTHING - NADA to improve the state's business picture. It is STILL Second from the Bottom. No "Texas Miracles" here. While reining in some government employee unions, he still panders to law enforcement by allowing law enforcement personnel who retire after 20 years in the system to work full time in another civil service position at lucrative pay.
He has done LITTLE to rein in the bloated Teacher's unions aside from browbeating teachers who question him about educational arrangements for his kids.
Despite his promises to examine state mandates - which are the MAIN drivers of increased local government costs, he has done nothing in that area also.
We ALL know of his farcical self-promoting speech at the Republican Convention, his calling Newt Gingrich a "crook" on the radio during the primaries and his other shenanigans.
Loud-mouth, bully, self-promoting narcissistic opportunist, that is all classic Chris Christie.
Yet he maintains a LARGE margin of Popularity in the
Garbage Garden State. Maybe that's because his immediate predecessors were so much WORSE.
But what the heck, that's New Jersey - the National Joke.
I don’t care how popular Christie is in New Jersey. Conservative? Please...
If he’s on the Republican ticket in 2016, I’m withholding my vote. I’ve never done that before, but after 2008 and 2012, I’ve “had enough”...
the following governors....after whoring out for either state exchanges or “medicaid-crack” should also be excluded:
1. NM Marteeeeeeenezzzzzz
2. NV Sandoval
3. FL Slick Rick
4. OH Bob “barker” Kaisch
5. AZ Brewski Brewer
6. MI sly-dog Snyder
7. VA Old McDonnell E-I, E-I, don’t think so.
McDonnell deserves special consideration for demoralizing and sinking the GOP 2014 for going all out lefty with new taxes and spending. Mark Levin has declared an all-out Jihad on him and all of the Republican state legislators who voted for this.