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Christie maintains a political balancing act
Associated Press ^ | Jun 14, 2013 5:14 PM EDT | Ken Thomas and Steve Peoples

Posted on 06/14/2013 2:21:38 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is walking a political tightrope as he charts his future, trying to balance his re-election campaign in a Democratic-leaning state with a potential presidential bid aimed at winning over Republicans.

His latest challenge: appearing with former President Bill Clinton in Chicago at the risk of alienating religious conservatives being wooed in Washington by other potential GOP presidential candidates.

Christie has pitched himself as a pragmatic, bipartisan leader as he seeks a second term as governor this fall. …

In Washington the same day, evangelical conservatives gathered for Ralph Reed’s annual Faith and Freedom Coalition conference. Republican presidential hopefuls tackled heated issues like abortion and immigration—policy debates that may shape the future of the GOP. Activists attending the conference questioned Christie’s priorities. … Christie avoided the issues completely by not showing up. …

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: annspimp; christie; coulturespimp; gopestablishment; gopnj; rino; rinoslut
That’s evasion, not avoidance.
1 posted on 06/14/2013 2:21:38 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

He fell off the tightrope and went splat a long time ago. It was a heckuva mess.


2 posted on 06/14/2013 2:22:35 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Olog-hai
That would be Christie with a "D" right??

When he lowered the flag to half staff for a drunkin' druggie...that was enough for me.

3 posted on 06/14/2013 2:23:11 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

It takes an AP reporter to think that’s “balancing.”


4 posted on 06/14/2013 2:23:38 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Timber Rattler
He fell off the tightrope and went splat a long time ago. It was a heckuva mess.

Was that Rubio I saw next to him?

5 posted on 06/14/2013 2:24:43 PM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: Timber Rattler

“Big” men should really think twice before attempting the high wire.


6 posted on 06/14/2013 2:24:56 PM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Olog-hai

he does better as a jiggler


7 posted on 06/14/2013 2:25:15 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Olog-hai

obese, zer0 felating, RINO, POS.


8 posted on 06/14/2013 2:28:19 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Olog-hai

LOL< So now it’s a balancing act to be standing on the plank way left of center.

It’s so balancing for him to associate with Obama so often. /s


9 posted on 06/14/2013 2:30:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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To: Olog-hai

I could easily see Christie switch parties and end up with a Cankles/Fatso ticket in 2016. All kidding aside, they would be unbeatable.


10 posted on 06/14/2013 2:30:07 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Timber Rattler

He fell off the tightrope and went splat a long time ago. It was a heckuva mess.

Actually I think his lardness forced the tightrope to the ground and it is now firmly up his A**.


11 posted on 06/14/2013 2:30:11 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Vaquero
It finally hit me.

That ain't Chris Christie.

That's Bobby Baccalà from the "Sopranos!"

12 posted on 06/14/2013 2:31:13 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ("Obama" The Movie. Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica." .)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Ain’t you gonna press the flesh, Pappy? Do some politickin’?

I’ll press your flesh, you dim-witted son’bitch.
Don’t tell your Pappy how to court the electorate. We ain’t one-at-a-timin’ here.
We’re mass communicatin’!


13 posted on 06/14/2013 2:31:28 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: Olog-hai

Harden your arteries, Christie.


14 posted on 06/14/2013 2:31:53 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Olog-hai

... dead skunk in the middle of the road


15 posted on 06/14/2013 2:33:21 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Olog-hai

“Webile’s wobble but they don’t fall down”


16 posted on 06/14/2013 2:36:22 PM PDT by stockpirate (F. Douglass, "A man's rights rest in three boxes: ballot box, jury box, and ammo box)
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To: Olog-hai

Let’s pretend... it is 2015 and it is Hillary vs Cruz. Who will Christie back?

Hillary.


17 posted on 06/14/2013 2:36:31 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: DanielRedfoot

For some strange reason, the concept of “press the flesh” and Chris Christie makes my skin crawl. You owe me a few nights’ sleep over that picture.


18 posted on 06/14/2013 2:36:40 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Irenic

good grief 2016.


19 posted on 06/14/2013 2:37:17 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yikes sorry about that, I see your point.

Thats a quote from Pappy “ Pass the Biscuits” O’Daniel from O Brother where art Thou.

If I remembered how to post pics, the two next to each other would be pretty funny


20 posted on 06/14/2013 2:39:52 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: Olog-hai
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21 posted on 06/14/2013 2:47:17 PM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: Olog-hai

CC will have to be a ‘Rat if he wants to be POTUS.


22 posted on 06/14/2013 2:47:42 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: DanielRedfoot

No worries. Christie is a big fat object of derision in this household, so there is a certain immunity built in to that. I was never fooled by that tool. It’s amazing the insights I’ve had since I rejected the words of Ann Coulter. She holds us back.


23 posted on 06/14/2013 2:47:49 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: DanielRedfoot

24 posted on 06/14/2013 2:51:47 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: RetSignman

I think that’s the wrong animal. Think horns on the nose.


25 posted on 06/14/2013 2:53:11 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Christie maintains a political balancing act

As a counterweight?

26 posted on 06/14/2013 3:10:46 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Olog-hai
at the risk of alienating religious conservatives

Religious conservatives? How about all conservatives.

27 posted on 06/14/2013 3:22:20 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Don't try to explain yourself to liberals; you're not the jackass-whisperer.)
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To: Olog-hai
"Christie has pitched himself as a pragmatic, bipartisan leader as he seeks a second term as governor this fall. … "

Last year, Christie signed fewer bills than any New Jersey Governor in the last 168 years. He's openly pro-life, he vetoed gay marriage, he vetoed an increase in the state's minimum wage and he's at war with the public employees' unions and the teacher's union. Based on what he's actually done, he stands to the right of that "pragmatic, bipartisan leader" that the Republican Party nominated in 2012.

Christie is morbidly obese, but I would prefer almost any morbidly obese Republican President to the thin Bolshevik we have today.

I can not see Christie on the 2016 Republican ticket, at least in the #1 spot. I would also not be surprised if the Republicans somehow manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory again in 2016, no matter how much Obamanomics and Obamacare spikes the economy by then.

28 posted on 06/14/2013 3:48:24 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Olog-hai

Sort of like a RhINO walking a tightrope. Doubt if that’s going to end well.


29 posted on 06/14/2013 3:56:54 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Olog-hai

Chris Christie had his stomach stapled to control his obesity, and now he needs to have his ego stapled to control his mania for attention.

As John McCain has demonstrated so convincingly over the years, the best way to dominate the media is to be an anti-Republican Republican, always available to the liberal press to criticize his own party while embracing Democrats literally and figuratively.

From a hugfest with Obama to a smooch-a-thon with the Clintons, he’s all over the airwaves. And does anyone expect the Republican voters of New Jersey to be any less supportive of the anti-Republican Chris Christie than the voters of Arizona have been of the similarly back-stabbing John McCain, who’s been easily winning elections there for centuries?


30 posted on 06/14/2013 4:16:09 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Olog-hai

Christie is an act.


31 posted on 06/14/2013 4:47:06 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Sooth2222

Until (as he claims) he saw his daughter pre-natally, Christie was pro-choice; he still is pro-abortion in cases of the mother’s life (supposedly) in danger, incest and rape. Flip-floppers are suspect.

Christie may have shut down that overpriced “Access to the Region’s Core” project (new railroad tunnels to Manhattan), but he supports the Amtrak “Gateway” project, which is estimated to cost even more. He also let New Jersey Transit engage in superfluous purchases of new double-deck trains, electric locomotives and questionable “dual-power” locomotives (completely untested and at $12 million each) instead of rebuilding existing single-deck trains and electric locomotives, which got retired instead after 20 years (some of the locomotives were only 14 years old).

Let’s not get into his anti-gun stances.

Nobody is concerned about the GOP. A win for the GOP is not a win for conservatives.


32 posted on 06/14/2013 5:28:58 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I want to see crispy creme and gerald nadler is a Sumo death match.

LLS


33 posted on 06/14/2013 6:00:06 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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