Skip to comments.Christie: Elements of Tea Party Are 'Republicans at Their Best'
Posted on 11/05/2013 7:52:19 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
As Chris Christie prepared for almost certain victory for a second term as New Jersey governor, he was sounding like his thoughts are already on the 2016 Republican presidential primaries in an interview Tuesday with CNN's Jake Tapper.
Asked whether he considers himself a member of the tea party element of the Republican Party, Christie sounded conciliatory, telling Tapper, "There are elements of the tea party that are Republicans at their best."
Tea partiers, he noted, favor limited government and individual liberty and freedom. They are tough on government spending and question the need for raising taxes.
"The core of the tea party movement, as I understand it, I think is consistent with good Republican conservatism," Christie said.
But Christie added that when some people try to use the tea party movement to try to enhance themselves politically, it can get "perverted."
"Some of the stuff that's happened of late down in Washington is not even consistent with what a lot of the real folks who started the tea party movement would agree with," Christie said.
He didn't specify whether he was talking about the 16-day government shutdown that gave Republicans a black eye. But he sounded as if he might be alluding to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas earlier in the interview when he said, "Sometimes I feel like our party cares more about winning the argument than they care about winning elections."
Cruz was criticized by establishment Republicans for leading the effort to try to force President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats to delay the individual mandate of Obamacare. Cruz said he was keeping the promises made to his constituents and not grandstanding to boost his own potential in 2016.
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Cruz IS the Tea Party, you swine.
Gov. Christie’s speech tonight was clearly his opening remarks in his campaign for president.
No thanks, Krispy.
Preparing for 2016. God help us.
FU fat boy. F’n ‘Rat.
It’s not pretty seeing RINO’s do the backstroke.
You mean Namu don’t ya!!! I didn’t know whales could do the backstroke!!!
Cruz, Palin and Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.
Pandering to the base now. Remember...no matter HOW much he talks he will DO the opposite.
“”The core of the tea party movement, “as I understand it, I think is consistent with good Republican conservatism,” Christie said.
Remind me what Colonel Flagg said to Captain Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce when he jokingly suggested using nuclear weapons in the search for the missing Hotlips.
Fatty Arbuckle speaks— thinking he is DA MAN for winning a re-elect in a governor top down mob run state. Ain’t the same in a national arena, fat boy.
So stop pissing on our feet and calling it rain. You bought this election, and could not care less about taxation reduction— you haven’t done ANY. TEA= taxed ENOUGH Already— got it big boy? Go get a stomach staple.
Lol, Chris, I hope that’s not your idea of making a move on me. I’ve heard better from drunk boys.
..’to try to enhance themselves politically’
Says the guy who only talked about himself during his convention keynote...not the ones on a ballot.
Gee, seems it was only yesterday Mr. Fatfuck was hatin’ on the Tea Party.
Tell it to your buddies Ahmed and Sahib, Krispy. And give Brother Maobama another hug while you’re at it.
Fool me one, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.
Go to hell, Christie.
The national press has been quite easy on Christie. Just wait until he is up against their candidate, the Dem. They will turn on him quickly. It will b interesting to see how he handles it. He thinks Obama is his friend, he will trash him in a minute.
Karl Rove better have a talk with his next idiot up for the GOPe. Wake me up when someone flushes this crap down the toilet. The GOPe can go straight to hell.