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Christie has repair work to do with conservatives
CNN ^ | June 14, 2013 | Peter Hamby

Posted on 06/15/2013 12:29:56 PM PDT by Innovative

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declined an invitation to attend a major gathering of social conservatives this week in Washington, opting instead to make a high-profile appearance at a forum organized by former President Bill Clinton in Chicago.

Christie's decision was hardly a bombshell: Up for re-election in November in a Democratic-leaning state, the governor can hardly afford to be seen courting Christian conservatives and sharing a stage with divisive figures like Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain.

But his absence was a sore point for many conservative activists who traveled to the Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" conference to see a bumper crop of GOP stars, including would-be presidential candidates like Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

But there is harder evidence that Christie has problems with Republicans outside of New Jersey. A Gallup poll released earlier this month pegged Christie's approval rating among national Republicans at just 58 percent, and almost a quarter of Republicans view him unfavorably.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; christie; clinton; conservatives; elections; newjersey; obama; randsconcerntrolls
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My question is what is the matter with the 58% of Republicans who approve of Christie, after consorting with Obama and Bill Clinton.
1 posted on 06/15/2013 12:29:56 PM PDT by Innovative
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Is he going to be set up to be the Republican nominee, to make sure Hillary wins in 2016?


2 posted on 06/15/2013 12:32:24 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Repair work? The car is totaled!


3 posted on 06/15/2013 12:32:39 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Innovative

Once a trigger is pulled you cannot recall or make amends for the bullet.


4 posted on 06/15/2013 12:33:03 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: Innovative
Stop calling them "social conservatives." They are just conservatives. The definition doesn't shift over time. That's the very essence of conservatism.
5 posted on 06/15/2013 12:33:14 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Innovative

A good many conservatives are just as aware as your average democrat.


6 posted on 06/15/2013 12:33:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Innovative

hildabeast/christie 2016


7 posted on 06/15/2013 12:33:21 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: fwdude

And are there any “divisive” liberals out there?


8 posted on 06/15/2013 12:36:26 PM PDT by daler
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To: fwdude

like


9 posted on 06/15/2013 12:36:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: fwdude

True. I’ve found that fiscal conservatives are seldom able to resist socialist impulses with no socially conservative anchor.


10 posted on 06/15/2013 12:37:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: shelterguy

“hildabeast/christie 2016”

More like Hillary (D) vs Christie (pretend R) in 2016 — which of course will ensure President Hillary for the next 8 years.

After 8 years of Obama and 8 years of Hillary there isn’t going to be a USA left, as we know it...


11 posted on 06/15/2013 12:38:03 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Jim Robinson

To be “liked” by you is a true honor, sir :)


12 posted on 06/15/2013 12:38:48 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Innovative

Yeah. Like St. Jude is his only hope.


13 posted on 06/15/2013 12:39:34 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("'1984' is the essence of 'liberalism'." rlmorel)
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Christie revealed the dick he is the first time he publicly ridiculed Palin.


14 posted on 06/15/2013 12:40:28 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: cripplecreek

You’re not calling him a boat anchor are you? Actually he’s like a boat with no compass. He’s just a guy who is tight with money and has no real moral principles.


15 posted on 06/15/2013 12:40:30 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Innovative

no way -— no how


16 posted on 06/15/2013 12:41:16 PM PDT by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: kjam22

No, he’s a full on liberal. I’m simply stating that there is no such thing as a fiscal conservative. Its the whole package or not at all.


17 posted on 06/15/2013 12:43:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: hadaclueonce

exactly... i liked him as much as i could like a liberal Republican.. i liked what he said when he campaigned for Romney in Virginia... but since
Sandy and the months that followed, i am done with him... he can do nothing to bring me to support him... he is a pig, imo...


18 posted on 06/15/2013 12:43:15 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Innovative
But his absence was a sore point for many conservative activists...

I sincerely doubt that. In fact, I bet his absence was a relief.

19 posted on 06/15/2013 12:43:56 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: cripplecreek

I agree with you. I think there are a number of freepers here who might disagree. But I agree with you completely. The guy who says he’s fiscally conservative but not concerned with the moral issues that plague our country.... is just a guy who is tight with his money. In my opinion.


20 posted on 06/15/2013 12:45:27 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Innovative

Junior O’Daniel: We could hire our own midget, even shorter than his.

Pappy O’Daniel: Wouldn’t we look like a bunch of Johnny-come-latelies, bragging on our own midget, doesn’t matter how stumpy.


21 posted on 06/15/2013 12:45:52 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: Huskrrrr

The only way I would vote for this guy would be if someone pointed a loaded guy to my head in the voting booth. But first he’d have to prove it was loaded.


22 posted on 06/15/2013 12:46:29 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: Innovative

Christie is beyond repair with conservatives.


23 posted on 06/15/2013 12:46:49 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Innovative
There's no repairing this...


24 posted on 06/15/2013 12:46:56 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Innovative

Not in a million years


25 posted on 06/15/2013 12:48:51 PM PDT 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: Huskrrrr
Repair work? The car is totaled!

I'm with you! That's like kicking your dog and then expecting him to trust you ever again.

BOTH Christy Kreme and Marco the Rube can take a hike as far as I'm concerned.

26 posted on 06/15/2013 12:49:17 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Huskrrrr

like passing a car wreck on the Jersey Turnpike complete with three ambulances and squad cars and seeing someone changing a tire on the car at fault.

Silly.


27 posted on 06/15/2013 12:49:30 PM PDT by stanne
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To: kjam22

I had a GOP congressman who called himself a fiscal conservative / social moderate. He constantly fought with us “Anti choice extremists” who opposed taxpayer funded abortions.


28 posted on 06/15/2013 12:50:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: stanne

LOL!


29 posted on 06/15/2013 12:50:19 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr
Repair work? The car is totaled!

Roger that. The damage can NEVER be repaired. I do not think he even wants to do any repair work. He is an Obama butt boy.

30 posted on 06/15/2013 12:52:11 PM PDT by Mark17 (My heart is in the Philippines, and soon I will be too.)
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To: F15Eagle

I liked the guy my first year here in Jersey but the Cat has shown true colors! Most things he championed have become snafus
he’s toast!


31 posted on 06/15/2013 12:52:16 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Innovative

The polling is the problem ~ do not trust any poll you haven’t designed yourself.


32 posted on 06/15/2013 12:53:10 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: fwdude; Innovative
There are FACTIONS inside the Republican party. Conservatives, constituting the largest number of Republican voters, actually have several quite distinct factions ~ to wit: Right to Life activists, Traditionalists, Constitutionalists, Catholics, Southern Baptists, a huge chunk of the Pentecostal Movement ~ numbers unknown, small gub'mnt folks, anti-tax folks, and so on. Then there are the Defense Cons who slop over some of the internal Social Conservative organizations and beliefs.

A single individual might well be counted among several factions depending on where he lives, his life style, his income, and so forth.

The GOP-e, though, has only one faction, and that's dedicated to making money out of the more gooberesque rich donors as they finance runs for the Presidency.

For the most part the GOP-e has no idea what Conservative issues are all about ~ nor do they care. Having lost 12 presidential races since 1936 this particular faction is on its last legs.

33 posted on 06/15/2013 12:53:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Innovative

Most Republicans are not engaged and don’t know he’s just another fat Democrat.


34 posted on 06/15/2013 12:55:51 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: Innovative

The magic of PR.


35 posted on 06/15/2013 12:57:03 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Innovative

Christie shouldn’t waste his time.


36 posted on 06/15/2013 12:58:34 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Innovative

After he rehabilitates himself with conservatives, he can raise and restore the Titanic.


37 posted on 06/15/2013 1:04:09 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Innovative

Pork Porkie has no shot in hell.
Everybody understands that except for him.

And Ann Couter, I guess.


38 posted on 06/15/2013 1:04:30 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Innovative

To hell with the conservatives! Who are they going to vote for...the Democrat nominee? They’ll have no choice but to vote for the Republican candidate - no matter how unacceptable they’ll be!

Huh, what...? What do you mean the conservatives will stay at home and sit out the election? That’s nonsense...

All we’ve got to do is nominate the most left wing Republican (RINO) that there is. That way, we can count on getting half the Democrat vote, most of the Independent vote, and all of the Republican vote. Brilliant!

Now, if we can find a Black, Female, handicapped midget, who is bisexual, well have all the bases covered. There’s no way we Republicans can lose!

Sit out the election? Like they did with Romney and McCain? That’s nonsense. They’ll come out an vote like the good little sheeple they are... /sarc.


39 posted on 06/15/2013 1:04:49 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Exactly. Can’t salvage this one...


40 posted on 06/15/2013 1:06:01 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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To: Innovative

I’m surprised he doesn’t just jump ship and run on the Democrat ticket either as Prez or VP. He would draw away from the GOP moderates and add that to the Democrat voter tally (Generally they almost always vote for their nominee no matter who it is unlike the GOP) to win the office.


41 posted on 06/15/2013 1:06:54 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: skeeter

I don’t think so...Humpty Dumpty couldn’t be put together again.


42 posted on 06/15/2013 1:09:07 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Innovative

Christie may once have been the darling of conservatives seeking ANYONE to replace zero, but I think that the bloom is off that rose.

Christie isn’t a conservative and, if he runs in ‘16, he will quickly lose in the primaries.


43 posted on 06/15/2013 1:10:18 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Innovative

Bwhahahaha!!! Good luck. He will have better luck just switching to Demorat and running shotgun with the Hildebeast.


44 posted on 06/15/2013 1:14:06 PM PDT 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: Innovative

Is Herman Cain “controversial” because he’s not a Democrat?


45 posted on 06/15/2013 1:15:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: fwdude
Stop calling them "social conservatives." They are just conservatives.

There are conservatives who are very good on social issues but are quite happy to expand the government to fulfill their agenda. "Social Justice" Catholics, for example. They deserve a qualifier.

The term "conservative", presented without modifier, is reserved for those of us who support all three legs of the stool equally.
46 posted on 06/15/2013 1:26:03 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie Creme is DONE for me, nothing needs repair, what you see will always be what you get from him!


47 posted on 06/15/2013 1:27:40 PM PDT by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: Innovative

Christie is a self serving politician without a conservative core. He benefitted from Romney losing, so his actions prior to the election make sense. His handling of the senate seat in NJ again show him putting himself first before country, party, whatever. He is a blowhard.


48 posted on 06/15/2013 1:29:20 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Huskrrrr

The only “repair” is total demolition of the bridge behind you.

Sometimes you just can’t go home again.

I had said at the time, that Christie should have appointed Robert Torricelli as the interim Senator representing New Jersey. It would have been the most honest course he could have taken.

And it would have done absolutely no harm to the Republican minority in the US Senate, while sticking it in the eye of the Democrats.


49 posted on 06/15/2013 1:32:43 PM PDT by alloysteel (When did the government suddenly become our psycho ex-girlfriend? - Jay Leno)
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To: highball
The term "conservative", presented without modifier, is reserved for those of us who support all three legs of the stool equally.

My point exactly.

50 posted on 06/15/2013 1:35:08 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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