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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

The sweeping re-election of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie proves moderates are an integral part of the Republican Party, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says.

“There’s room in the Republican Party for moderates, like Chris Christie. They seem to be the only ones that are winning in the Northeast,” Paul told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.

“The other thing that might happen in the Northeast if we had a little more libertarian-leaning Republicans, they would have a chance in the Northeast. But there’s room for moderates, like Chris Christie, and he’s got a place in the party.” …

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: barbarabuono; chrischristie; finos; gopestablishment; newjersey; randpaul; rinos
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1 posted on 11/06/2013 4:19:17 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Rand Paul started out strong, and has been corrupted along the way.


2 posted on 11/06/2013 4:20:14 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Olog-hai

Brilliant move on Rand Paul’s part.


3 posted on 11/06/2013 4:21:23 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: Olog-hai

Paul is ruining any chances he had. He wants it too much and that is why he is corrupting himself.


4 posted on 11/06/2013 4:21:51 PM PST by dforest
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To: Olog-hai

Exactly.


5 posted on 11/06/2013 4:22:14 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: deweyfrank
Brilliant move on Rand Paul’s part.

Yeah, right up there with:

1. Supporting Mitch McConnell over the Tea-Party candidate
2. Proposing an alternative Amnesty Plan.
6 posted on 11/06/2013 4:22:38 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Olog-hai

And, THIS is the reason why Rand Paul, like his father before him, will come to naught. Rand Paul appears to not understand just who and what elected the fat man to office. He was elected by libtards and independents, who have recognized Christie as who he is - one of them.


7 posted on 11/06/2013 4:24:53 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Olog-hai

BARF ALERT!


8 posted on 11/06/2013 4:25:10 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Olog-hai

All it proves is that the Republican party no longer stands for anything just as most of the populace does not stand for anything. Once upon a time there was populace in Germany that supported a Nazi Party. People really are to stupid to vote for the continuation of there freedom. They really are too stupid to figure out deception from truth. They are too stupid to reason out spiritual matters and there reasons or to use mathematics in the determination of financial outcomes.

All this proves with Christie is that good people have been conquered. Only the insane remain. And it will not end well.


9 posted on 11/06/2013 4:26:29 PM PST by Revel
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To: Olog-hai

FURP


10 posted on 11/06/2013 4:26:44 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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He’s doing this to be on the same ticket as Christie, should the repugnants decide to choose Christie as the next nominee.


11 posted on 11/06/2013 4:28:33 PM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: Olog-hai

Of course they have room for moderates. That’s who they are.


12 posted on 11/06/2013 4:28:41 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SoConPubbie
“Yeah, right up there with:

1. Supporting Mitch McConnell over the Tea-Party candidate
2. Proposing an alternative Amnesty Plan.”

Things aren't always what they seem.

13 posted on 11/06/2013 4:31:01 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: deweyfrank
Things aren't always what they seem.

I'll categorize that with "Don't piss on me and tell me it's raining".
14 posted on 11/06/2013 4:32:08 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Olog-hai

I give Paul credit for extending an olive branch. Christie is way too liberal for us, but he has proven uncommonly effective in ripping people new a$$holes. Paul is trying to build alliances and it would be good if Christie let out his venom outside the party.


15 posted on 11/06/2013 4:33:53 PM PST by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: Olog-hai

In NJ and the northeast but not so much anywhere else.


16 posted on 11/06/2013 4:36:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoConPubbie

“I’ll categorize that with “Don’t piss on me and tell me it’s raining”.”

LOL..It really is piss!!


17 posted on 11/06/2013 4:36:57 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: All
Please read the article. The title of this is really misleading.

Among other things- Rand said the GOPe let Cuccinelli down/didn't provide support.

He said there was room for moderates in the republican party for the north east. It's not as bad as the title to this is making it sound. Read it.

18 posted on 11/06/2013 4:38:06 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Olog-hai

First of all, the Democrats wanted Christie to win....Do you think if they really wanted to, they couldn’t take him down?

They want him to be the 2016 GOP nominee, because they know he will get crushed like a bug.


19 posted on 11/06/2013 4:38:30 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: be-baw

Fat boy sucks. Outside of his Liberal hellhole, he’s nobody. The highest US real estate state TAXes is NJ.


20 posted on 11/06/2013 4:39:40 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Olog-hai

Thing is, Christie and other GOP leftists are fine in states that want them, but they are party killers at the top of the ticket. This country doesn’t need more servile Republicans at the feet of the Democrats. We just ran two of them, and they failed.


21 posted on 11/06/2013 4:46:13 PM PST by pallis
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To: Olog-hai

Christie is an up and coming RINO. Plain and simple.


22 posted on 11/06/2013 4:51:13 PM PST by AKinAK (Keep your powder dry pilgrim.)
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To: Olog-hai

Rand, nobody doubts there’s a place in the republican party for moderates. The problem is there’s no place for conservatives. Geez, think before you speak.


23 posted on 11/06/2013 4:51:33 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: SoldierDad
Rand Paul appears to not understand just who and what elected the fat man to office. He was elected by libtards and independents, who have recognized Christie as who he is - one of them.

Christie is the closest thing to a Republican who can elected to statewide office anywhere in the Northeast Corridor. What would you prefer?

24 posted on 11/06/2013 4:52:08 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Revel

I’d vote for a Nazi before I’d vote for a democrat.


25 posted on 11/06/2013 4:53:33 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Lurking Libertarian

I have always viewed Ran Paul as “iffy”


26 posted on 11/06/2013 4:53:51 PM PST by GeronL
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To: VerySadAmerican

Well, Rand apparently believes that libertarians = conservatives and that actual conservatives are of that “right wing” that must be marginalized.


27 posted on 11/06/2013 4:54:43 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Fine, we can tolerate moderates when Tea Party Conservatives control the party leadership and moderates tow our party line.


28 posted on 11/06/2013 4:55:45 PM PST by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Certainly an establishment Republican. Problem is, we’re looking for conservatives.


29 posted on 11/06/2013 4:55:51 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: VerySadAmerican

You’d go further left than the Dems?


30 posted on 11/06/2013 4:57:42 PM PST by Olog-hai
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31 posted on 11/06/2013 4:58:40 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Olog-hai

What a joke.

How about making some room for conservatives?


32 posted on 11/06/2013 4:59:07 PM PST by GeronL
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To: GeronL
How about making some room for conservatives?

There needs to be room for both. That's how coalition politics works.

The thing is, that the Christies, McCains, Grahams, Roves, etc of the Party need to make amends ... real amends, not just cheap lip service ... for their treatment of Tea Party Conservatives. And they need to do it first.
33 posted on 11/06/2013 5:02:30 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: VerySadAmerican
I’d vote for a Nazi before I’d vote for a democrat.

They are one and the same.

34 posted on 11/06/2013 5:03:15 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: tanknetter

I’d rather they just left the party


35 posted on 11/06/2013 5:04:30 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Olog-hai

Rand is right about conditions in the R party. There’s room for moderates and plenty of it.

It’s conservatives who don’t have any chairs at the musical.


36 posted on 11/06/2013 5:08:34 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: GeronL
I’d rather they just left the party

There's not enough of either to sustain a national party on their own. If either the Tea Party Conservatives or the GOPe leave the party it becomes the Whigs.

Which is why I really blame Bill Bolling more than anyone else for Cuccinelli losing. He had a golden opportunity to build and strengthen the GOP coalition in VA, probably guaranteeing himself a US Senate seat in the process, but let his ego and pettiness (something also seen in Christie, McCain, Graham, Rove, etc) get the better of him.
37 posted on 11/06/2013 5:10:30 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: dforest
Paul is ruining any chances he had. He wants it too much and that is why he is corrupting himself.

Are you really that obtuse? Paul just about broke his neck for KC, for crying out loud.

38 posted on 11/06/2013 5:21:27 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Olog-hai

That’s good because Christie requires an immense amount of room. But I think what it really shows is that NJ loves a sleeze ball.


39 posted on 11/06/2013 5:22:14 PM PST by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: SoConPubbie

The simple refutation to Rand’s postulation is the number of wins by “moderate” republicans in the last two presidential elections. The GOP and Rand can do whatever the hell they want, I will only vote Conservative, I no longer have a use for the Republican Party.


40 posted on 11/06/2013 5:28:14 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Olog-hai

Rand’s statements are correct. Christie is welcome on the party. We don’t exclude people like the DC establishment wants to do to base voters. I don’t think anyone has trouble with a mix of views. Right now, what’s happening is the DC party is trying to break the back of the base and destroy good people to protect their own power. The problem is on their end, not ours.


41 posted on 11/06/2013 5:29:37 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Olog-hai
Problem is, we’re looking for conservatives.

Good luck finding one who can get elected to a state-wide office in New Jersey (or anywhere else in the northeast or the Pacific coast). I'll take a moderate over a socialist any day.

42 posted on 11/06/2013 5:31:07 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Olog-hai

None required. Rand is as much of a flake as his father. I guess they mean well, but “road to hell...” & all that.

I can’t stand Christie. He’d make a perfect democrat.


43 posted on 11/06/2013 5:32:10 PM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

What makes you think that?

There weren’t any conservatives that ran against Christie, anyhow. So the matter is even finding one in NJ.


44 posted on 11/06/2013 5:39:02 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Pajamajan
‘Please read the article. The title of this is really misleading.

Among other things- Rand said the GOPe let Cuccinelli down/didn't provide support.

He said there was room for moderates in the republican party for the north east. It's not as bad as the title to this is making it sound. Read it.’

That is the correct first step.
I wonder what Republican moderates in the north east would be acceptable to Mr. Paul.
TWB

45 posted on 11/06/2013 6:06:58 PM PST by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: Olog-hai

NJ can have Chris Christie...I can’t tolerate watching the ego maniac, loud mouth jerk.

Kenntucky can have Rand Paul...I can’t tolerate watching the ego maniac, loud mouth jerk (who also needs to find better help).

I want neither of these two to be the nominee to go up against whomever/whatever the Dems put out as their nominee.


46 posted on 11/06/2013 6:17:33 PM PST by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: Olog-hai; All

Rand Paul is not a Conservative...

His supporters are beginning to look more like kooks everyday


47 posted on 11/06/2013 6:31:47 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (2014: RINO Hunting Season)
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To: Olog-hai; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

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

Chris Christie crushes Barbara Buono to win second term as N.J. governor
NJ.COM
Posted on 11/05/2013 5:21:10 PM PST by Sub-Driver
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3087930/posts


48 posted on 11/06/2013 6:42:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Olog-hai
I'll say that northeast republicans who are conservative are still not CONSERVATIVE ENOUGH for tea party members. That is fine, but we (northeasters) don't mind if our neighbor is gay.

What I mean is this: northeast Republicans are not as religious as typical Conservatives. I should know, but my parents when I was growing up, didn't take me to church but my parents were always supporting the Republican candidates. (My dad was an engineer for UTC, and my mom was a housewife). They knew that abortion was wrong, but they don't protest, my parents supported Nam and my brother and I campaigned for Nixon.

Today, my son doesn't care if his friends are gay (2 of his friends are) or if his friends abortion views are different then his friends. Every generation views will be different. Do I mind if my son's have friends who are gay?? No.

I am 98% Conservative...2% LIBERTARIAN Views.

49 posted on 11/06/2013 7:05:06 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Please don’t presume to speak for all “Northeasterners”.


50 posted on 11/06/2013 7:06:40 PM PST by Olog-hai
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