Skip to comments.NJ Republicans Struggle While Christie’s Popularity Soars (ye olde barfe alert)
Posted on 10/18/2013 7:21:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Opinion polls show New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leading in his race for re-election by a 2-to-1 margin, but his fellow Republicans may not take control of the legislature. And, USA Today reports, the potential 2016 presidential candidate, may not want them to.
Presenting himself as a leader who can work with Democrats in the legislature and as a Republican who can win Blue State voters could give him more political mileage if he runs for president, the newspaper reported Thursday.
Christie is on track to be the first Republican to win more than 50 percent of votes cast in New Jersey since 1985. His popularity may be tied to the fact that he repeatedly stresses the idea of bipartisanship over divisive politics.
Some have complained that Christie hasnt done enough campaigning on behalf of his own party candidates. But redistricting in the state favors Democrats, according to Carl Golden, spokesman for former Republican Gov. Thomas Kean.
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Not really a Michael Savage fan but I do like his statement “when democrats and republicans come together and agree on something there’s one thing you can take to the bank. The American people are getting screwed”
I’m no Michael Weiner fan either, but even if he appropriated that statement elsewhere, he still nailed it.
I think Lonegan would have won if the state GOP and the Governor had at least pretended to be on the same team.
We should never ever support RINO’s since in their spot, the RINO’s don;t lift a finger to help us.
Weiner is a progressive socialist masquerading as something else.
It’s a pretty transparent masquerade.
New Jersey is a Democrat state, and Christie is a Democrat posing as a RINO. Of course they love him./
Someone is pushing this RINO.
I really do think NJ republican need to stop running for office. It’s like Lucy with the football each and every time. The dems want the state, let them have it. Move to South Carolina (or even North Carolina) and leave the state to the dems. They will totally destroy it in a matter of a few years without the pubbies pulling their XXX out of the fire. After it’s been destroyed you can move back and make it truly the garden state once more.
It’s twue. Tom Kean is back... and this time he’s a blustering fat f**k.
Bush, Dole, Bush, Bush, McCain, Romney, Christy...
I’ll bet there are plenty of GOPe folks just salivating at the mere thought...
He might have, if that fat bastid had put the election on the same day as HIS election and campaigned with him. I honesty don’t know if Pizza the Hutt actually even wanted Lonegan to win, he appeared to not want Romney to win. Now he can handpick a RINO to run next year for the full term.
BTW “Christie is on track to be the first Republican to win more than 50 percent of votes cast in New Jersey since 1985. “, not true, HW Bush in 1988 won a majority.
Booker has that seat for life if he wants it. He and Christie are pals.
I don’t know about that, he seems to be a clown, I see him resigning in disgrace for some reason, at some point.
I prefer Carlin's version...."The word 'bipartisan' means that some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out."
I'm sure they mean Governor, not President. Kean won a massive landslide in 1985. A mile wide and an inch deep. He did nothing for the GOP and the Dems took it back when his term ended. The execrable Whitman couldn't muster 50% either time she ran.
Carlin was 100% right in that assessment.
Who cares? Winning doesn’t matter if winning means being a Democrat. I wouldn’t care if Christie had a 99% approval rating it would be worthless.
Didn’t Kean bring the State Assembly majority with him in ‘85?
Christie should become the new Democrat.
Fat boy ‘Rat is toast outside of ‘Rat NJ.
Gov. Chris Christie is leading in his race for re-election by a 2-to-1 margin... on track to be the first Republican to win more than 50 percent of votes cast in New Jersey since 1985. His popularity may be tied to the fact that he repeatedly stresses the idea of bipartisanship over divisive politics.He set the election up for a Wednesday (advantage, Pubbies) and endorsed Steve Lonegan -- who then sided with Wrecker Rand Paul, and lost by ten points. But hey, it's a lot better to not win and not be in a position to enact *anything* than to remember that "all politics is local".
Yes, though whether that was deliberate or accidental, I’d tend to side with the latter. My point was that for the long term, he did nothing to improve their fortunes. The Senate numbers declined on his watch (bottoming out at 16 out of 40, the same number it is today). The Assembly was a brief blip, though it jumped from 36 to 50 (out of 80), they were nearly washed out 2 years later (dropping to 42) and 2 years after that, with Kean exiting, were right back to 36 again. Today, we’re at 32, and the number of Republicans has dropped under Fat Boy.
Democrats have maintained their majorities despite incompetent or corrupt leaders and Governors (post-DiFrancesco), and with no help from Christie. A better example where he is concerned (and more chillingly) is William Weld. A closet Democrat agent who was close to the regime (the Clintons), didn’t lift a finger for a Senate candidate (Willard), and largely obliterated the viability of the state GOP to ever win the legislature (or anything else for that matter).
His “endorsement” was precisely that, a big nothing. He didn’t lift a finger for him, and if he had truly cared about getting a Republican into that seat, he’d have gone all out to groom a candidate instead of appointing a flunkie who had no intention of running in the general. As a Governor, you are the “General” of your state party, and you do everything you can to see that your team wins across the board. Christie couldn’t give a damn about that, he is quite comfortable with aiding and keeping the Democrats in the majority (or as President).
He even wasted NJ taxpayer money by scheduling the vote not on the regular statewide election day, all because he didn’t want to have his spotlight hogged, either by Lonegan or by CC’s faux adversary Booker. As with all RINOs doing the dirty work for their Democrat allies, the fix was in. At least Lonegan got to within the margin he did.
We’ll find out shortly if the NJ GOP manages to gain seats in the legislature DESPITE that fat imbecile’s non-help.
Christie endorses Lonegan for U.S. Senate
Star Ledger NJ.com | August 20, 2013
Posted on 08/20/2013 5:26:01 PM PDT by SMGFan
NJ GOP Senate Hopeful Backs Rand Paul in Feud with Christie
Newsmax | 24 Aug 2013 | Cathy Burke
Posted on 08/25/2013 4:30:53 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
The feud was about the fed money for the hurricane, Lonegan said it had been too much, IOW, he shot himself right in the foot twice with the same bullet.
Big deal. Talk is cheap.
In his own mind.
As I explained clearly above, Christie’s endorsement was meaningless (meaning clearly it was a complete and absolute joke). He had no intention of helping him or any Republican for that matter to win the seat. He was quite satisfied to see Booker get the Senate seat and stay out of the Governor’s race (I would not be surprised if this deal was cut in private).
Lonegan was Christie’s former Conservative primary opponent for Governor, and believe me, he’s a far better man than that despicable fat slob. RINOs like him inflict far more damage than any Democrat, and we’ve seen his ilk before to know that all too well.