Skip to comments.Why Chris Christie should stand up to Sarah Palin
Posted on 08/14/2013 2:06:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Over the weekend, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is for big government and trying to go along to get along. She added that Christie has got a schtick going there where hes got a YouTube videographer following him around, kind of these set-up situations sometimes so he can be seen as perhaps a little bit avant-garde and going rogue on things.
Christie said nothing in return. He should. Heres why.
Taking on Palin is good politics for Christie or Jeb Bush or anyone else who is planning to run as a quasi-establishment candidate for president in 2016. (No one will run a public-facing establishment candidacy but there are clearly people, like Christie or Bush, who would run with the blessing of many of the people who comprise the GOP establishment).
Palin is widely viewed by much of the party with the exception of her core followers (and she does retain a real following) as someone who is advocating a direction for the Republican party that could lead to its electoral demise in 2016 and perhaps beyond.
There is a sentiment largely expressed privately, still, at the moment that someone needs to stand up to that wing of the party and say enough is enough. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who faces a conservative primary challenger back home in Kentucky, wont do it. House Speaker John Boehner, who hopes to unite his conference on debt and spending matters this fall, cant/wont do it.
But Christie could and should. He is cruising to re-election in a blue state. He already has a reputation as a guy who speaks truth to Republican power.....
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Cilliza is just another no-nothing, do-nothing yuppy Conn. punk who hasn’t ever had a real job that didn’t require him to transcribe what knocks around in his pea-sized brain.
I’ve got a son a year older than him, so his political wisdom for the Republican Party (speaking from the good-intentioned other side) is about as worthless as Obama is a good President. He has no experience except watching political campaigns. There is some historical value in that, but not if you can’t reason out what the real impacts are from the people who actually decided those contests - the voters. He sees, he says, he writes - all from his own privileged little media world that doesn’t include real people, real places and real thought beyond his own inbred little world.
If Christie or Jeb or whoever it turns out to be doesn’t have Sarah’s endorsement, the gop will get around 40% of the vote. Hillary will win in a landslide. These rinos have been waiting since 1984 for “moderate dems” to come over to our side. They won’t do it unless there’s someone like Reagan. And Christie and Jeb are no Reagan.
Chris Christie needs to sit down and shut up.
Christie has so much self control that he paid to have a lap-band or whatever in order to ease his weight issue. What kind of leader is that?!
Oh dear, I can’t control myself— let me pay BIG dollars to force me to control myself. Silly fool.
Except yourself and defend as you are, or flock off on running for more than you are or than you deserve.
It would be a real hoot if this guy Cilliza wrote some “truth to his facts”.
New Jersey’s version of Fatty Arbuckle knows if he tangles with Palin he’ll come out on the short end very quickly.
This is excellent advice, and I hope Christie will take it. He should announce the truth - that he is a fan of big government as long as those with GOP connections are getting the corrupt contracts that deliver our money to insiders, and that he doesn’t care about the Constitution or about individual freedom. If anyone can win a giveaway bidding war against the liberals, it’s Governor Christie, and he should proudly announce that he intends to continue being himself.
Electoral demise??? WTF do they think has happened with the last two “media approved” milque toast candidates? If you run RAT-lite against RAT, the sheeple will choose to go with the real thing while the base sits home in disgust.
NO MORE EXCREMENT SAMMICHES! And Christie is way too big to choke down.
Nice to know that someone remembers ole Fatty!
That’s what we need - more republicans and RINOs fighting with conservatives instead of democrats.
It has worked out so well in the past.
What’s next? A Cristy love-in with Hillary?
Clueless Chris here should ask Rick Santorum how that worked out for him.
These lilly-livered wussy columnists like Cillizza desperately want the GOP-E to somehow shut the TEA Party up, but they can't because the TEA Party is the base, and a very pissed off one at that.
Once again allowing the left wing media to choose our GOP candidates again. Losers to boot.
Oh BTW, Chris...
Lots of wishful thinking going on in the DC bubble these days...
THE ONLY REASON THAT FAT ASS SHOULD STAND UP TO SARAH IS THAT WE WANT TO SEE A FAT LIBERAL NORTH EAST TURD GET HIS ASS KICKED BY A GIRL. FU CRISPY!
My guess is his Corpulence has not said anything in return because he’s waiting until Obama tells him how to play this.
And sucking up to obama.
Christie is a loudmouth fat-ass. Thats it, nothing else.
Same group that encouraged Mr. Backstabber Romney
to go after the Palin CHILDREN.
Typical of the GOP: ATTACK CONSERVATIVES
and their little, innocent children.
Let em destroy each other. Neither has the vision or drive to change our nation’s course.
Vote Quasi-Establishment 2016!
I was gonna let this thread slide, but reading the article requires both Mocking and B!tchslapping the Stupid Party.
Republicans are excellent Shots, they never miss shooting themselves in the foot.
The man is a KGB oligarch, (but what about his stance against gays and his pro military attitude)
Right he is Pro RUSSIAN military.
Old Putin knows everything The Progressives do make your Country weak, he wants his country to be strong, so they can take on us.
Think About next time you say Sarah isn't capable of "Changing our Nations Course", your KGB Putin certainly will.
Fantastic! Just perfect!
Bitch Beer. LOL. I'm surprised he's still got a job.
One picture is worth a thousand words. All Sarah would have to do is put this on her FB page .... ‘nuff said.
You want to know what Christie rising up would look like? Go to the alleged pictures of bigfoots rising, on YouTube.
Same ol’ tired tactic from the liberal media.
Christie and Jeb, two GOP-E that will never be president.
I'm so glad that the WAPost is so concerned about our political future,that's so nice of them.AHOLLLLLS!!
Cruz introducing Sarah was priceless. Thanks very much!
Never forget this photo. Along with Colin Powell, voter fraud and many conservatives sitting home we got four more years of budding communism.
Sarah was way too nice to Fatso.
Their aims have been true, on their enemy target(s).
It is just that Conservatives and the rise up of tea party are more dangerous to them than the opposition political party.
“That wing of the party” may not be a wing of the party very much longer.
I love it when she puts Spanky (Christie) and Alfalfa (Jeb) over her knees and applies a liberal spanking. They need to stand up to Buckwheat if they want our votes.
Spanky and Buckwheat are supposed to be "opponents", right?
Lets give those conservatives “sitting home” something to vote FOR next time
I wonder if anybody is going to tell this WaPo idiot exactly why Christie, or any of the others, will not “take Sarah Palin on.”
That could be on Pay-Per-View and make millions. Might want to have an ambulance shadowing them, of course.
Sorry, IMO screw Christie and folks like him.
Ann Coulter, stop getting close to him. He is a horse with no legs and you are going to lose your book buying conservative base the more you push idiots like Christie.
Yeah, what has Gov. Palin ever done? gotribe, OTOH, helped dozens of conservatives get elected in 2010 and 2012. Didn’t you also call out Mr. Obama on those death panels? Thanks, gotribe!
Dafuq? He is "Republican power".
“Along with Colin Powell, voter fraud and many conservatives sitting home we got four more years of budding communism.”
Nooo, we got budding communism because of a crap Republican candidate and a traitorous establishment that expected the conservatives to fall in line while attacking them at the same time. Guess what, we’ll stay home again if they put up more of the same.
Done holding my nose for the lesser evil. Done voting for evil.
Staying home is what gave us obama. Hope you are happy.
In case you haven't figured it out by now there is a tried and true formula for electing candidates.No matter how much you pout you won't change it!
Most candidates start long before, years ahead of the primary. Winners have loads of money, usually some charisma,good organization,good campaign mgmt. and usually are about 50/50 on our side.Romney had a huge money advantage.It overwhelmed everyone else. Every once in a while we get a Reagan/Palin but they are rare.
If you think you can change things by letting the left win because you sat home guess again. It still doesn't work that way.
Of course we all want conservative candidates and now until 12 weeks before the election is the time to do everything in our power to see to it that happens.
“You must have an IQ equivalent to your age.”
Liberal vs. liberal and you think I’m the stupid one. Let’s see, Romey supported socialized medicine, gay marrage, abortion and open borders. Real conservative of you to vote for him.
I’m not sure what’s more pathetic, you resorting to childish insults or your lack of principles.
Like your dumb insults are going convince me to to vote for liberals. HA HA. You deserve the GOPe.
Too bad you didn’t read the entire post you might have learned something.
Looks like you are all too eager to elect HIllary and you are the supposed conservative?
Sorry not buying it.
Keep sitting home and sucking your thumb that will really help the cause. You’ll show em.