Skip to comments.Christie has repair work to do with conservatives
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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Is he going to be set up to be the Republican nominee, to make sure Hillary wins in 2016?
Repair work? The car is totaled!
Once a trigger is pulled you cannot recall or make amends for the bullet.
A good many conservatives are just as aware as your average democrat.
And are there any “divisive” liberals out there?
True. I’ve found that fiscal conservatives are seldom able to resist socialist impulses with no socially conservative anchor.
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...
To be “liked” by you is a true honor, sir :)
Yeah. Like St. Jude is his only hope.
Christie revealed the dick he is the first time he publicly ridiculed Palin.
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.
no way -— no how
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.
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...
I sincerely doubt that. In fact, I bet his absence was a relief.
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.
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.
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.
Christie is beyond repair with conservatives.
Not in a million years
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.
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.
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.
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.
I liked the guy my first year here in Jersey but the Cat has shown true colors! Most things he championed have become snafus
The polling is the problem ~ do not trust any poll you haven’t designed yourself.
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.
Most Republicans are not engaged and don’t know he’s just another fat Democrat.
The magic of PR.
Christie shouldn’t waste his time.
After he rehabilitates himself with conservatives, he can raise and restore the Titanic.
Pork Porkie has no shot in hell.
Everybody understands that except for him.
And Ann Couter, I guess.
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.
Exactly. Can’t salvage this one...
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.
I don’t think so...Humpty Dumpty couldn’t be put together again.
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.
Bwhahahaha!!! Good luck. He will have better luck just switching to Demorat and running shotgun with the Hildebeast.
Is Herman Cain “controversial” because he’s not a Democrat?
Christie Creme is DONE for me, nothing needs repair, what you see will always be what you get from him!
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.
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.
My point exactly.