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Despite Easy Win, Christie Still at War With GOP Base
NewsMax ^ | John Gizzi

Posted on 11/06/2013 7:56:19 AM PST by statestreet

By winning Tuesday night in a landslide election for his second term as governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie moved so far to the left, it may be difficult for him to win the Republican nomination for president come 2016. The GOP governor won in one of the bluest states, where President Barack Obama beat Republican Mitt Romney by 18 points in 2012. To win, Christie had to morph close to not only blue-state values and views, but become close to Obama himself — and he did just that.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2016; barbarabuono; chrischristie; christie; failedvetting; finos; newjersey; nj2013; njcorruption; vetting

1 posted on 11/06/2013 7:56:19 AM PST by statestreet
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To: statestreet

I’d rather be hated for what I am than loved for what I am not.

I’d rather lose an election because of my principles than to win an election by pandering.


2 posted on 11/06/2013 7:58:23 AM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: statestreet
You betcha!
3 posted on 11/06/2013 7:59:39 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: statestreet
The mob always gets their man, not just politically speaking of course.
4 posted on 11/06/2013 8:05:22 AM PST by drypowder
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To: statestreet

I’ll not vote for a RINO for pres, and Whale-O-Rama is indeed the very definition of a RINO.

That’s a promise.

I held my nose and voted for Dole...what a joke.

I held my nose again and voted for McDork ...even bigger joke.

I held my nose once again (really stupid, eh) and voted for RINOmney. Waste O’time.

So, if it’s a RINO again, no vote from me. Why waste my time?

Shove it, Republican party. Shove it up your smelly RINO Obamaholes.


5 posted on 11/06/2013 8:11:58 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: statestreet

He will be our next GOP person they run for President.


6 posted on 11/06/2013 8:13:22 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: statestreet
“What's fer election, Grandpa Jones?”

*indistinct muttering from the next room*

“Warmed over RINO, again?!?!
But we've been having RINO since 2008. Can't we have something else?

A Conservative?

A third party?

Soylent Green...anything but RINO!”

7 posted on 11/06/2013 8:20:06 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: statestreet

Christie can’t beat Hillary!! Enough said! He smells like RINO!


8 posted on 11/06/2013 8:23:06 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: statestreet

It’s all in how you define “base”. The elites redirected money from Virginia to a sure win in NJ. It looks like to me that there’s a bigger war that should have occurred months ago.


9 posted on 11/06/2013 8:49:16 AM PST by Steamburg (Other people's money is the only language a politician respects)
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To: Da Coyote

Ditto. I voted for all the RINOS I am going to in this lifetime. Even if I held my nose and voted for the Juan and Mitt, the stench from Christy is too much to bear. Don’t try talking me into voting for that turd in 2016 - I won’t!


10 posted on 11/06/2013 8:55:47 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: statestreet

Enlighten me please. What left wing policies has Christie advanced? I know he picked a prochoice Lt. Gov. but what else?


11 posted on 11/06/2013 9:02:30 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: statestreet

Christie has had many opportunities to extend goodwill and close ranks with the base. Instead of doing that he has purposely distanced himself from those opportunities. Romney to his credit (and I’ve never been a fan of Romney)did many things to reach out in donations to Tea Party candidates prior to his race in 2012. He even helped Cuccinelli with fundraising in our Virginia race over the summer and would have probably have campaigned for him if it would’ve helped. Christie’s problem is bigger because he is so clearly about his glory. He endorsed Lonegan for example but did nothing to help him and did nothing to help his party by scheduling a special election for Senate earlier than the regular election. It is very probable that had Lonegan had till yesterday with full support of Christie he would’ve won in the Christie Landslide. Instead the only one who won was Christie. Christie even refused to help in Virginia when he was asked. We conservatives are accused of not uniting but it seems that we are the only ones who do. We turned out for Romney, we turned out for McCain. We closed ranks around Scott Brown even with reservations and in those blue states with Rhinos like Susan Collins if the Conservatives in those states stayed home those Rhinos would have long ago lost to Democrats.

Christie can say he is a conservative all he wants and while he is markedly better than a Democrat he is doing nothing to help his party or conservatives. If he were we’d be more apt to support him. We need to be smart going into 2016 and make sure that we don’t have a bunch of also ran conservatives and wannabees running in the Presidential primary. We need to stop letting the msm run our debates. We need to take control of the process because there is no doubt that they intend to inflict Chris Christie on us which is why the RNC was dumping money into the NJ race which did not need it and had cut off money to Virginia. They are creating a narrative to lift up Christie as the heir apparent.


12 posted on 11/06/2013 9:04:38 AM PST by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Da Coyote

I don’t think the GOP-E understands that many of us will NOT vote for a moderate again. If it is Christie v Hillary, I’ll sit out the Race of the Lard Butts!


13 posted on 11/06/2013 9:07:05 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: Da Coyote

Well said Da


14 posted on 11/06/2013 9:15:46 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: statestreet

Christie should be kicked out of the republican party. Period.


15 posted on 11/06/2013 9:40:04 AM PST by Revel
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To: ex-snook

Other than refusing to fight obamacare, leaning into gun registration, falling for global warming/climate change and throwing his hands up on gay marriage, I guess not much.


16 posted on 11/06/2013 10:15:14 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: Maelstorm

Will you renounce all association with RINOs in the future? Have you reached the point of voting for hillary over Christie or Jeb Bush or anyone else who didn’t stand by Ted Cruz with at a minimum respect for what he accomplished? I have.


17 posted on 11/06/2013 10:20:02 AM PST by grania
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To: Mr Rogers
I’ll sit out the Race of the Lard Butts!

the problem with that strategy is that the Democraps won't sit it out...This attitude is exactly why Obama is president and Romney isn't.....too many wouldn't vote for what they considered a RINO and too many wouldn't vote for a Morman.....pathetic excuses if you ask me!!

18 posted on 11/06/2013 2:10:34 PM PST by terycarl (common sense prevails over all)
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To: statestreet

Here come the Christie-Bots.


19 posted on 11/06/2013 2:11:34 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Revel
Christie should be kicked out of the republican party. Period.

why, he's the only one winning anything lately

20 posted on 11/06/2013 2:12:33 PM PST by terycarl (common sense prevails over all)
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To: terycarl
why, he's the only one winning anything lately

By out Democrating the Democrats.

21 posted on 11/06/2013 2:24:56 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: terycarl

“too many wouldn’t vote for what they considered a RINO”

If we’re going to get liberalism, let it be at the hands of democrats. I’m tired of voting for Republicans who spit on me...


22 posted on 11/06/2013 2:35:10 PM PST by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: Mr Rogers

If America is going to have to see the damage liberalism wreaks in order to turn against it, then we need to let it happen under Democrat leadership. Because at that point they will be throwing out the party in power and voting in whoever else is available. 2008 showed what happens when liberal policies fail and the only alternative out there to vote for other than who is in power is someone even more liberal. Imagine the good we can do if a conservative can step in after a goverment-caused crisis with the mandate the Dems had in 2008.


23 posted on 11/06/2013 2:42:49 PM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Mr Rogers
“too many wouldn’t vote for what they considered a RINO” If we’re going to get liberalism, let it be at the hands of democrats. I’m tired of voting for Republicans who spit on me

I'm not there at all, while it is certainly disappointing to have a Repub. in office who does not fulfill our every expectation, it is asinine to not vote and allow trash like Obama to take office and fulfill NONE of our expectations

far too many seek perfection rather than accept , even say the lesser of two evils. Incrementalism is what got the Democrats where they are....take a little at a time and soon you'll have a lot....they learned that and the Repubs. don't seem to comprehend the concept....getting just a little, ten times, is better than getting nothing ten times.

24 posted on 11/06/2013 3:26:49 PM PST by terycarl (common sense prevails over all)
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To: terycarl

I don’t ask them to fulfill every expectation. I do demand they not spit on me every chance they get.

If “Support the primary winner” is supposed to be good enough for me, then it damn well should be good enough for them. But it is not, and has not been for many years. Not only have they regularly killed funding, but they have actively campaigned against conservatives who win in primaries.

Sorry. The difference between McCain or Romney and Obama is just the letter after their name. R or D, they hate my guts.


25 posted on 11/06/2013 3:42:42 PM PST by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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Rand Paul: Christie Win Shows GOP Has Room for Moderates
Newsmax | Wednesday, 06 Nov 2013 06:25 PM | Bill Hoffmann
Posted on 11/06/2013 4:19:17 PM PST by Olog-hai
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3088345/posts

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
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3087977/posts


26 posted on 11/06/2013 6:20:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: grania

I won’t vote for Hillary but I would support a third party if the GOP screws us again with the nominee in 2016.


27 posted on 11/07/2013 9:19:57 AM PST by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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