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Christie: Elements of Tea Party Are 'Republicans at Their Best'
newsmax.com ^ | November 05, 2013 | Greg Richter

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: barbarabuono; chrischristie; finos; newjersey
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1 posted on 11/05/2013 7:52:19 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Cruz IS the Tea Party, you swine.


2 posted on 11/05/2013 7:53:18 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Gov. Christie’s speech tonight was clearly his opening remarks in his campaign for president.


3 posted on 11/05/2013 7:54:44 PM PST by jch10 (Shouting from the rooftop, "OBAMA LIED!!")
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To: Tailgunner Joe
It's not pretty seeing RINO's do the backstroke.

No thanks, Krispy.

4 posted on 11/05/2013 7:54:46 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Preparing for 2016. God help us.


5 posted on 11/05/2013 7:58:52 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.as a)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

FU fat boy. F’n ‘Rat.


6 posted on 11/05/2013 8:00:16 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Jane Long

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!!!


7 posted on 11/05/2013 8:01:11 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Cruz, Palin and Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.


8 posted on 11/05/2013 8:01:14 PM PST by Gator113 ( Cruz, Palin and Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Pandering to the base now. Remember...no matter HOW much he talks he will DO the opposite.


9 posted on 11/05/2013 8:01:22 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“”The core of the tea party movement, “as I understand it, I think is consistent with good Republican conservatism,” Christie said.


As he understands it? He thinks?
Sounds to me like he knows very little about the true Americans.


10 posted on 11/05/2013 8:02:42 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


11 posted on 11/05/2013 8:03:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


12 posted on 11/05/2013 8:03:31 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Lol, Chris, I hope that’s not your idea of making a move on me. I’ve heard better from drunk boys.


13 posted on 11/05/2013 8:04:09 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: Tailgunner Joe

..’to try to enhance themselves politically’

Says the guy who only talked about himself during his convention keynote...not the ones on a ballot.


14 posted on 11/05/2013 8:04:58 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Gee, seems it was only yesterday Mr. Fatfuck was hatin’ on the Tea Party.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 8:08:45 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The Gubment Has No Legitimacy. It needs to be Removed!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Tell it to your buddies Ahmed and Sahib, Krispy. And give Brother Maobama another hug while you’re at it.


16 posted on 11/05/2013 8:09:07 PM PST by alstewartfan ("If I had known last summer... I'd have never set my foot inside this bleak and bitter land." Al S)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Jersey Fats lies as much as his *hug buddy* Obama.
17 posted on 11/05/2013 8:10:17 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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Fool me one, shame on you.

Fool me twice, shame on me.

Go to hell, Christie.


18 posted on 11/05/2013 8:23:38 PM PST by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


19 posted on 11/05/2013 8:26:00 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan!)
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To: IncPen

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.


20 posted on 11/05/2013 8:26:38 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: Gator113
Cruz, Palin and Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.

Preach it. Me too.

21 posted on 11/05/2013 8:28:13 PM PST by marron
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And tonight Michael Savage was advocating voting for Krispy-Kreme for prez in 2016! His reasoning was, KK was more centrist and therefore more electable, and then with KK you could get maybe 60% of what your conservative heart yearns for, whereas with Hildabeast, you wouldn’t get any. He said that Cruz was totally unelectable so you would also wind up with nothing that you wanted voting for him. Does Michael Savage have a drinking problem? I would have a very hard time voting for Odungo’s hug-buddy.


22 posted on 11/05/2013 8:28:24 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

We’re going to need a popular gospel resolution. The Cross has to precede Cruz or Cruz won’t fly.


23 posted on 11/05/2013 8:30:16 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: EinNYC

resolution=>revolution


24 posted on 11/05/2013 8:30:39 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: EinNYC
Does Michael Savage have a drinking problem?

I'm thinking financial, if he is selling Christie this early in the game.

I can understand people making "lesser of evil" calculations when your rino is the last man standing. You don't make those calcs two years out for a man who is governor of a tiny state with no traction among conservatives whatever.

25 posted on 11/05/2013 8:32:12 PM PST by marron
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To: EinNYC

Talk show host Laura Ingraham is pimping Christie as well....sickening.


26 posted on 11/05/2013 8:33:25 PM PST by Kolath
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What, no BARF alert?


27 posted on 11/05/2013 8:34:09 PM PST by Fledermaus (Primary and beat the RINO's.)
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To: marron

He probably fears the popular support won’t be there for a Cruz as it is so far in the pocket of the Democrats (and the devil) now.

That can change, but that is a matter of theological concern.


28 posted on 11/05/2013 8:34:30 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Holy crap he kicked the Dems butt!


29 posted on 11/05/2013 8:42:00 PM PST by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Let the *ss-kissing begin, but he’ll be wasting his effort.


30 posted on 11/05/2013 8:45:40 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Four million stayed home in 2012, right? Think we can make it eight in 2016?


31 posted on 11/05/2013 8:50:39 PM PST by Yogafist
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To: HiTech RedNeck
...that is a matter of theological concern.

I agree with you whole-heartedly.

Our problems are deeper than anything politics can resolve.

Politics must rest upon a moral foundation, and that in turn rests upon a spiritual one. Without rebuilding our moral and spiritual foundation, we are going to be forever slipping further and further over the cliff, always waiting for the next election to set things right and it never happens.

We've got a God-problem and we're trying to solve it at the ballot box and it doesn't work. Solve the deeper moral and spiritual problem and the politics will take care of themselves. Fail to solve the deeper problem, and no politics can ever save us.

I think Cruz knows this, and its necessary that we know it too.

32 posted on 11/05/2013 8:51:31 PM PST by marron
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You got it!

The Founding Fathers knew that without Christ as the foundation of the Republic we were doomed.

He’s been hated and mocked, treated like some wimpy woman instead of the KING WARRIOR He is...and look what’s happened to our country.

The ONLY thing that will save America is a spiritual revival, IMHO.


33 posted on 11/05/2013 8:58:04 PM PST by bimboeruption ("We Recognize No Sovereign But God, And No King But Jesus!" - John Adams & John Hancock)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I wish people would stand up to this crap! Cruz didn’t have anything to do with shutting down the government other than voting for the CRs sent over from Boner. Boner is the one who should be blamed. But nooooo. He’s one of the elites.


34 posted on 11/05/2013 9:01:14 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Give it up Crispy we not votin for ya.


35 posted on 11/05/2013 9:07:53 PM PST 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: Tailgunner Joe

Fat boy can kiss my arse


36 posted on 11/05/2013 9:09:47 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Say what you want about Christie, but I really have to give him credit for one big thing:

He rode a lot of voter discontent with public-sector unions to a very strong showing in both of his races ... in an overwhelmingly "blue" state, no less. I never thought I'd see the day this would happen, but within his first six months in office he had effectively reduced public school teachers in New Jersey to a level of respect somewhere down with lawyers, arsonists and child molesters.

I'm still trying to figure out how he managed to do this in a state like New Jersey.

37 posted on 11/05/2013 9:10:45 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Alberta's Child
He rode a lot of voter discontent with public-sector unions to a very strong showing in both of his races ... in an overwhelmingly "blue" state, no less.

Yes he did, and he had our attention and the perfect chance to nail down conservative support. He squandered it, stupidly, and I don't think there is anything he can do at this point to turn it around.

38 posted on 11/05/2013 9:13:46 PM PST by marron
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Shut your damn mouth, Christy, you flapping fat ass.


39 posted on 11/05/2013 9:16:43 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: marron
He's never going to muster enough support from "flyover states" to win in 2016, and I think he knows it. Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin brings the same background to the table that Christie does, and he also has Midwestern appeal that will go a long way to winning a national election.

It's also worth noting that despite the Christie landslide, New Jersey isn't doing very well from an economic standpoint. We lag behind the rest of the country in a lot of economic measures, and it's pretty amazing that this wasn't a bigger issue in the campaign (probably because even Democrats in New Jersey know damn well that they don't have any workable solutions themselves).

One interesting wild card here is the New York City mayor's race. This is one of the few areas of the country where off-year elections are actually interesting, since New Jersey holds all of their state elections and New York City holds their mayoral elections in these off years. NYC just elected an outright communist as their new mayor, and I'm looking at a distinct possibility that a large-scale flight of private employers out of New York City in the next few years may actually boost New Jersey's economy in a big way.

40 posted on 11/05/2013 9:19:57 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

But Christie added that when some people try to use the tea party movement to try to enhance themselves politically, it can get “perverted.”

Like when some people use the Republican Party to enhance themselves its perverted??

Christie is probably the best we can do in New Jersey unntil the demographics change - if they ever do. But America can do better than Christie.


41 posted on 11/05/2013 9:31:13 PM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: y'all
He'll have a couple years to lose the weight...already had the surgery...


Chris Christie "losing weight steadily," medical report says

Christie, who is seeking reelection to the governor's office in 2013 and is widely rumored to be eyeing a presidential run in 2016, has publicly acknowledged his long struggle with obesity.

In February [2013], he underwent a procedure known as lap-band surgery, which is designed to limit a patient's caloric intake by placing a rubber band around the stomach. It is considered a less dramatic alternative to gastric bypass surgery - a more invasive procedure that can permanently reduce the size of the stomach.

source: CBS NEWS/ October 25, 2013

42 posted on 11/05/2013 9:49:59 PM PST by deks
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To: Drill Thrawl

This is Karl rove here the lurker

Better pick someone who can WIN!


43 posted on 11/05/2013 10:05:03 PM PST by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the guvmint you deserve)
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To: Alberta's Child

My folks have lived there since 94 in cape may

Followed him from the get go

Bottom line: I’ve never heard anyone kick the medias ass like he does

Nor the unions which are like Go& in NJ

He uses like two senteances and reduces them to rubble

It is quite hilarious to watch

But the bigger picture is anyone who owns real estates there is Taxed Enough Already.

And they know this former prosecutor means business

No nice guy checked pants pretty boy haircut bullshit

The reason why the Levins of the world trash him is cause they are scared if him

And they shouldn’t be. He is 15000000000 times better that B arty or the Holdebeest. God help us if she gets in


44 posted on 11/05/2013 10:14:16 PM PST by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the guvmint you deserve)
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To: jch10

No way. It’s difficult to hide one’s past these days, Gov. Christie. You are no conservative and cannot be trusted. Stay in NJ where they love you.


45 posted on 11/05/2013 10:16:07 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This guy can be as schizophrenic as any Democrat I have ever seen. I am greatly bothered by his Democratic ability to tell you that the sh@t burger he just served you is really filet mignon and when asked later he says he’s doesn’t know about such things as he is a vegetarian


46 posted on 11/05/2013 10:28:20 PM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Man, is there that much BS in New Jersey to shovel?


47 posted on 11/05/2013 10:40:11 PM PST by Fledermaus (Primary and beat the RINO's.)
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To: Alberta's Child
Why did NJ vote overwhelmingly for him? He is not Corzine, he is not McGreevy. Who did he run against? A Nancy Pelosi look-a-like.

He sat by on gay marriage. He had a bromance with Booker. While he beat up the public service unions, he played along with the national labor movement.

In fact, he plays both sides of the fence for his own political advantage. Yes, he is bi-partisan when it is in his own interest.

Reagan knew how to give and take for the good of the country, and he was a true gentleman. You never saw him bully his constituents. He'd stand tough against the politicians and leaders that got in the way of his ideology.

Christie is a good fundraiser, and that's what is all about. Romney didn't win, and you'd think the old guard and the RNC would learn. I guess it comes down to it's all about the money.

Businesses fleeing NY to NJ, I don't see that happening. If anything with the new minimum wage, they'll be fleeing NJ as well.

48 posted on 11/05/2013 10:47:42 PM PST by World'sGoneInsane (I need a new tag line...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I can’t find the full exit poll on Christie’s reelection, just excerpts of it included in written articles.

I want to see how New Jersey Republicans voted.

Was their turnout lower than 2009?

How did white male Republicans vote?

How did Conservatives vote?

Was their turnout lower?


49 posted on 11/05/2013 11:05:49 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The most interesting exit poll of the night:

2016 Presidential Election - All New Jersey Voters

Hillary Clinton - 48%

Chris Christie - 44%

That’s from Edison Research, which polled for all the major networks and the Associated Press.


50 posted on 11/05/2013 11:10:02 PM PST by zeestephen
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