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Why Chris Christie could save the GOP from itself
The Washington Post ^ | July 12, 2013 | Sean Sullivan

Posted on 07/13/2013 8:31:30 AM PDT by Bratch

Perhaps no other politician enjoys the cross-party likability that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is sporting these days. And that’s why he may just be the key to the Republican Party repairing its brand in the coming years.

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But if Christie’s numbers hold up over time, it will be hard to argue there is a better ambassador for the GOP to expand its reach. And the power of the electability argument that Christie would be able to make in the 2016 primary shouldn’t be underestimated. Washington Post-ABC News polling consistently showed Republicans felt in the 2012 primary that Mitt Romney had the best shot in the general election.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2016; christie; rinos
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Why is it no one ever worries about "repairing" the Democrat brand?
1 posted on 07/13/2013 8:31:30 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

No “barf” alert?


2 posted on 07/13/2013 8:32:59 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Bratch

What’s sad is that the Ruling Class GOP believes this bovine scat.


3 posted on 07/13/2013 8:33:45 AM PDT by EricT. (This post has been recorded and cataloged for your security.)
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To: Bratch

I see Rove is already ramping up for 2016. We must fight with everything we have to not let him control our presidential nominee like he did last time.


4 posted on 07/13/2013 8:34:16 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Bratch

Christie will not carry the South and a Republican who can’t win in the South has zero chance of being elected President.


5 posted on 07/13/2013 8:35:26 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Bratch
Christie can "save" the GOP - in the sense of formally transforming it into a group of well-connected, well-behaved, acceptable at cocktail parties, JFK Democrats - who politely lose the big elections to real Democrats whenever they are directed to do so.

"Saving the GOP" in MSM parlance means driving out conservatives and libertarians, and that is exactly what Christie's ascension would permanently do.

6 posted on 07/13/2013 8:35:39 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Bratch
Why is it no one ever worries about "repairing" the Democrat brand?

That's why I have no use for moderates. They scream about extremists on the right while the fascist left continues their goosestepping to disaster unabated.
7 posted on 07/13/2013 8:35:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Bratch

Just how close to shutting down is the Compost? The Boston Globe came *very* close a year or two ago.It’s said that one or two companies are showing a bit of interest in buying the Globe today for $100 million although the NY Slimes bought it 20 years ago for $1.2 billion.


8 posted on 07/13/2013 8:36:20 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Bratch

No amount of obesity OR Obama-fawning will
erase the ROmneyCARE/OpenBorders/armingalQaeda/etc
which the GOP has been engaged in.


9 posted on 07/13/2013 8:36:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Bratch

No vote from me...


10 posted on 07/13/2013 8:38:19 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Bratch
Shumer says amnesty is the only way the GOP can save itself. This MSM ComPost nitwit says RINO Christie can save the GOP.

Why would anyone take advise from people who want the GOP to be a perpetual minority party? Heck, the GOP-E leadershp is more comfortable with the GOP being a perpetual minority party.

11 posted on 07/13/2013 8:39:46 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Bratch

I love when libtard ‘Rats try to “help” the GOP with advice.


12 posted on 07/13/2013 8:40:07 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Bratch

Bush won as a conservative and his popularity plummeted in 2005 when he abandoned it. The House and Senate were lost after Majority Leader Delay said he ‘just couldn’t see anything to cut’ in the budget.

We ran the left’s favorite Republican McCain (the same one who undercut conservatives at every turn from 2000-2006) to be the nominee, and he lost in 2008.

The base led the way in 2010 and we won an unprecedented number of seats at every level.

In 2012, the DC consultants took back over and put a very moderate one-term Massachusetts governor at the top of the ticket, and added ‘sure things’ in Senate races in key swing states like Mack in FL. Allen in VA, and Tommy Thompson in WI. They all got thrashed after running bland, unimpressive campaigns.

Now, we have to correct from our failings and run an unpredictable moderate Republican from another Northeastern state. Makes perfect sense.


13 posted on 07/13/2013 8:40:49 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Bratch
The Washington Post very much wants conservatives to win.

That's why they want to help the GOPe.

14 posted on 07/13/2013 8:42:24 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than mainstream journalism?)
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To: Bratch

Their should be a barf alert warning on this article.


15 posted on 07/13/2013 8:42:52 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Bratch

Consider the source...


16 posted on 07/13/2013 8:43:44 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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No No NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOO NOOOOOOOO!!!!

What’s the use, I said the same thing about Romney in 2009, in response to exactly these kind of posts and we still got him. I’m about ready to resign to inevitability, I was never so angry as during the last primaries, and I don’t wan’t to relive it.


17 posted on 07/13/2013 8:44:37 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The Washington Post very much wants conservatives to win.

That's why they want to help the GOPe.

18 posted on 07/13/2013 8:45:26 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Blacks consider crime to be a legitimate career path, and armed victims to be an OSHA violation.)
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To: Bratch

Fine, let Christie run for national office as a Republican and see how far he gets. Conservatives won’t be voting for him....


19 posted on 07/13/2013 8:46:00 AM PDT by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: Bratch

Here we go again.

As usual, the liberal left is picking the Presidential candidate for the Republican Party, and, once again, they’ll obediently go along with it.


20 posted on 07/13/2013 8:47:20 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Bratch
WE DON'T NEED MORE RINO'S!
21 posted on 07/13/2013 8:50:35 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Bratch

I wonder if voter turnout would slide below 50% in a Clinton-Christie match up, as it nearly did in Obama- Romney?


22 posted on 07/13/2013 8:50:58 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Bratch

Get lost, Christie.


23 posted on 07/13/2013 8:51:47 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Bratch
Now that I understand the game they're playing and how they work, I'm enjoying how they trot out different GOPe hopefuls for early viewing and taste testing.

Always check the premise used to present their favored candidates.

Remember, that both the demonrats and the GOPe are the same party, but they need you to buy into the illusion that they are separate.

It's the political version of the good cop/bad cop game they use to always make us choose evil or "lesser" evil. Slick, huh?

Those "two" parties are united in their fight against the rising TEA party type candidates.

All of their propaganda is geared to make you see the TEA party types as the enemy of both the GOPe and the demonrat party factions of their one world party, Big Money political machine.

"The Big Money"

Big money goes around the world
Big money give and take
Big money done a power of good
Big money make mistakes
Big money got a heavy hand
Big money take control
Big money got a mean streak
Big money got no soul...

24 posted on 07/13/2013 8:52:11 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: Bratch

Screw Christie and the eGOP.


25 posted on 07/13/2013 8:55:57 AM PDT by rintense
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To: freebilly

And when he loses, the WaPo will have stories about him not being moderate enough.


26 posted on 07/13/2013 8:56:35 AM PDT by stop_fascism (Free Nakoula)
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To: Bratch

After amnesty I would rather see Christie then Ryan, Rubio or Jeb. We may disagree with Christie but atleast he doesnt stab us in the back. But I think there are others we can get behind then Chris Christie.


27 posted on 07/13/2013 8:57:08 AM PDT by amnestynone
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To: Bratch

Dude!

If the republicans would just run democrat candidates, we could all be one, big, happy family!

And the fundamental transformation from Christian valued republic to anti-Christian socialist police state could proceed apace without interference.

So why don’t you Americans roll over, forget God and liberty, and let us Christ hating Marx lovers take over?

There! Translated for the average reader.


28 posted on 07/13/2013 8:58:44 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Bratch
Gee, liberal Northern rino....worked so well last election let's do it again....

The stupid part strikes again.

The last election was the republicans last chance with their base....there will be either a take over of the party by the base this election or a new 3rd party with that base.

29 posted on 07/13/2013 8:59:21 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Bratch

“Perhaps no other politician enjoys the cross-party likability that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is sporting these days”

Typical Democrat voter: “Cristie? Yeah, I LIKE the guy! Vote for him? NO WAY! Hillary or Biden or any Kennedy reasonably sober at the moment, or any Hollywood liberal running. But VOTE FOR Christie? Get real!”


30 posted on 07/13/2013 9:00:49 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: PAR35
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here ya go ..... "BARF-HURL alert" ...


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31 posted on 07/13/2013 9:06:29 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: Bratch

V-O-M-I-T


32 posted on 07/13/2013 9:09:38 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: EricT.

Oh Yeh Crispy Kreme will save the GOP. He may help Hildebeast over the top as her running mate in 2016.


33 posted on 07/13/2013 9:09:43 AM 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: Bratch

If the GOP would stop being so intransigent and just kiss President Opie’s arse on national TV like Christie did their troubles would evaporate.


34 posted on 07/13/2013 9:10:34 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
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To: Bratch

How? By wedging himself in a door and not allowing them to pass?


35 posted on 07/13/2013 9:10:42 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Bratch

Chris Christie is a liberal rino. I’m not just calling names. His positions on issues makes him a liberal rino.

Anyone who thinks that the conservative base will support Christie is simply trying to find a way to split the vote again.


36 posted on 07/13/2013 9:12:44 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Oh, I was told here that the GOPe is a figment of my imagination (LOL).


37 posted on 07/13/2013 9:15:39 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: ilgipper
So he has cuddled up to Obama a few times and helped throw the last election? So he has attacked Sarah Palin on a few occasions? So he loves gun control and wants to grant twenty million illegal aliens amnesty? At least he had the courage to have weight loss surgery after he realized that he couldn't control himself around anything that he could stuff in his mouth. As Dirty Harry once said, “A man's got to know his limitations.”

Chris Cristie knows his limitations. Without “belly band surgery” which makes him vomit a little any time he tries to eat more than about two tablespoons... he knew that he would continue to be a glutton. Now that gives us something that we can all agree with him about.

38 posted on 07/13/2013 9:16:47 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Bratch

NO! NO! NO!


39 posted on 07/13/2013 9:17:39 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: Bratch
That bloated RINO Chris Christie is going to “save” the GOP? Oh, I almost forgot, this is the WaPo or “Washington [Bleep]” — hardly an unbiased source. The WaPo does make a semi-effective liner for the bottom of a bird cage or as fish wrap.
40 posted on 07/13/2013 9:18:51 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Bratch

Good grief! We will probably get Christie-Rubio. Another nose-holding ticket.


41 posted on 07/13/2013 9:21:55 AM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: ilgipper

Bush actually ran as a compassionate conservative not a real one. At least he was honest.


42 posted on 07/13/2013 9:22:16 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Bratch

Christie? No thanks.


43 posted on 07/13/2013 9:22:17 AM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Bratch

This writer is utterly delusional.


44 posted on 07/13/2013 9:24:50 AM PDT by sand88
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To: Bratch

Its so interesting when liberal rags are suddenly “concerned” for the republican party with ideas to save it.... when the rest of their pages are on articles to destroy it...


45 posted on 07/13/2013 9:26:04 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Bratch
Why Chris Christie could save the GOP from itself

The author of this article should go into business selling warm bowls of $hit for consumption.

He'd have as much success as this article.

46 posted on 07/13/2013 9:26:40 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Bratch

An endorsement from Washington Compost is more like an indictment IMO.

Same old crappola. GOPe will be taking advice from the Dems on how to improve their electability. Insane. How could people who would fall for that even be capable of potty training?

And the GOPe will lap this up like it is the Gospel.


47 posted on 07/13/2013 9:27:21 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: amnestynone
We may disagree with Christie but atleast he doesnt stab us in the back. But I think there are others we can get behind then Chris Christie.

Are you serious? Do you realize just how close we are to losing this Republic to the evil left?

I am praying that 2012 was a watershed event for Conservatives. Never again will I cast a vote for any RINO.

Do you not understand that with Christie as President The power of the State will continue to grow.

Christie has no problem with big government -- he just wants to make it "efficient."

When and IF the evil GOPe realizes that Conservatives will NEVER again vote for Statists, then things may change.

Conservatives should never again cast their vote for the lesser of two evils.

It is my belief that the Power of the State at all levels is such that only a cataclysmic event will afford the opportunity to roll back the unconstitutional parts of the Federal leviathan.

48 posted on 07/13/2013 9:31:51 AM PDT by sand88
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To: Bratch

Yeah. How about Christie and Charlie Christ? That’s the Rino dream ticket. Christie/Christ. Fat/Faggot. Both traitors.


49 posted on 07/13/2013 9:33:57 AM PDT by willk
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To: xzins

“His positions on issues makes him a liberal rino.”

He is pro-life and has capped our property tax increases resulting in thousands of government workers losing their jobs in NJ.

RINO? He won election with those positions.


50 posted on 07/13/2013 9:35:23 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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