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Is Christie the Foreign Policy Candidate?
Commentary Magazine ^ | 7-26-2013 | Jonathan S. Tobin

Posted on 07/27/2013 1:46:41 PM PDT by Route797

In the last month, conservatives looking for a possible 2016 presidential candidate with a serious approach to defense and foreign policy were starting to wonder if they would be stuck with outliers rather than frontrunners. The only reason why people like former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton and Rep. Peter King—men who are respected voices on these issues but not likely to have a chance at the nomination—were getting even minimal attention for their presidential trial balloons was the fact that all of the likely contenders have been ignoring the question of America’s need to maintain a forward position in the world and in the war on Islamist terror.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; christie; foreignpolicy; johnbolton; newjersey; nwo; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; peterking; randpaul; randsconcerntrolls; waronterror
A neoconservative view of the conflict between isolationism and interventionism in foreign policy and its relationship to presidential politics and the future of the Republican party.
1 posted on 07/27/2013 1:46:41 PM PDT by Route797
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To: Route797

If there is nothing but Democrats on the ticket, the future of the GOP is the least of our worries.


2 posted on 07/27/2013 1:52:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Route797

He is a ‘Rat masquerading as a Republican.


3 posted on 07/27/2013 1:53:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m just plain sick of seeing American lives and money being wasted in the mideast anyway. The whole place is worse today than it was 10 years ago.


4 posted on 07/27/2013 1:55:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Route797

I’m a bit smaller than Gov. Christie and there’s no way I would be able to take the stresses and strains of the presidency. If he were to select Gov. Palin as his running mate I might vote for them [wink, wink]


5 posted on 07/27/2013 1:56:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: Route797

Rand Paul will not have trouble convincing the American people to be sympathetic to his basically neoisolationist philosophy. It is very difficult to demonstrate to the average American on how all the foreign costly entanglements have benefited the United States.


6 posted on 07/27/2013 1:58:36 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Route797

Chris Christie isn’t even ANY candidate, at the moment. Not ready for prime time as a Democrat, his support lies in tatters at moment even among the Establishment GOP. It will take a lot more than has already been done to properly groom this fence-straddler for national office.

William Howard Taft was much more remembered for his corpulent girth than for any great executive accomplishments. Is Chris Christie trying to achieve similar distinction?


7 posted on 07/27/2013 1:59:31 PM PDT by alloysteel (Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free Kazoo. Reminds me of Congress...)
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To: Route797

Are donuts considered foreign policy... or brown nosing obama?

LLS


8 posted on 07/27/2013 2:00:06 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Route797

Christi is a fat pig RINO... sueeeeeeeeeeeee....


9 posted on 07/27/2013 2:08:55 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Route797; cripplecreek

Here is what I would like to see for the GOP nominee’s foreign policy. Seal the borders to keep foreigners foreign. Stop granting citizenship, asylum, residencies and student visas to members of societies or cultures that have been at perpetual, mostly undeclared war against western culture for over 1,000 years. Stop funding and hosting the United Nations. If we have a war, let’s declare one and decimate our enemies before trying to win hearts and minds. Stop protecting enemy civilian populations over the well being of our troops with ridiculous rules of engagement.

That will do for a start.


10 posted on 07/27/2013 2:33:29 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: noprogs

I can sum up what I want in foreign policy in three words:

AMERICA FIRST ALWAYS


11 posted on 07/27/2013 2:41:17 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: BenLurkin

Christie is the quintessential GOP candidate—an overstuffed sack of hot air with a complete disregard for the Constitution.

Conservatives are no longer welcome in that party, if they ever were...


12 posted on 07/27/2013 2:51:45 PM PDT by antidisestablishment (Mahound delenda est)
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To: Route797

Foreign policy to Krispy Kreme, is a diet and good health.


13 posted on 07/27/2013 2:53:44 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I’m no libertarian but the GOP has to stop being the party of Any war, Any time, for Any reason.


14 posted on 07/27/2013 2:55:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Absolutely. If we do have to use force... declare war and destroy the enemy... come home... no nation building and no aid. Let the un clean up.

LLS


15 posted on 07/27/2013 3:20:42 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

exactly


16 posted on 07/27/2013 3:21:30 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: LibLieSlayer

My grandfather fought in Europe but I think watching Korea is why he was willing to help my uncles stay away from Vietnam. One went to college and the other went into the National Guard.

He was anything but anti military but I don’t think he was ever prouder of me than the day he took me to sign up with the selective service.


17 posted on 07/27/2013 3:35:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Route797
Is Christie the Foreign Policy Candidate?

Well Jersey is certainly "foreign", so he has has more experience than cankles and so far he hasn't abandoned an ambassador and heroes to be slaughtered.

18 posted on 07/27/2013 3:39:40 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (A Quiet Rage is Building All Across America!)
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To: cripplecreek

We haven’t fought an all out war to win in a long time. Our guys could end all of this crap quickly if they were allowed to go all out on these enemies but politicians will never commit and never declare war... which would demand execution of war. I thought maybe with Bush things would be different... but he was just another political animal. No doubt he loved the troops... and they him... but he should have followed General Franks advice. He also should never have bought into the nation building garbage. The only way nation building has ever worked is where we have so decimated the enemy... so decimated his civilian population that when our guys rolled in with clean water, food and clothing... the enemy would bow down in thanks. This goes right to the heart of not fighting an all out war to win.

That is fantastic about you and your grandfather!

LLS


19 posted on 07/27/2013 3:55:13 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Granddad trusted Reagan. I turned 18 in 82 and he knew that Reagan wasn’t going to send me off to fight in a pointless war.

We could really use some of that Reagan restraint today.


20 posted on 07/27/2013 4:01:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

You are correct and remember when (I think it was sam donaldson) asked Reagan with regards to the soviets as to what his plan was for the cold war... Reagan answered, “We win, they lose”. He didn’t take the use of force lightly.

LLS


21 posted on 07/27/2013 4:14:11 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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22 posted on 07/27/2013 4:58:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: allendale

Rand Paul will not have trouble convincing the American people to be sympathetic to his basically neoisolationist philosophy.

&&&
What is the point in being an isolationist if you are willing to let illegals flood the country?


23 posted on 07/27/2013 5:07:22 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Route797

He has a number of policies that are foreign to us.


24 posted on 07/27/2013 5:16:21 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: BenLurkin
He is a ‘Rat masquerading as a Republican.

Yep - this article is just an attempt to try to sell folks that he has some "niche" qualities because they know that nobody in their right mind respects him anymore.

25 posted on 07/28/2013 4:05:13 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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