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Democrats begin effort to negatively define Chris Christie before 2016 campaign
Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2013 | By Philip Rucker

Posted on 11/06/2013 8:20:44 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Top Democratic officials launched a concerted offensive Wednesday to define New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a negative light, believing that he has emerged from his reelection landslide as the Republican Party’s strongest potential presidential contender for 2016.

Democratic strategist Steve Murphy said Christie is “the strongest candidate” for Republicans against former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will be the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic nomination if she chooses to run. He said Democrats would be wise to highlight Christie’s conservatism on economic issues.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: barbarabuono; chrischristie; christie; finos; newjersey
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1 posted on 11/06/2013 8:20:44 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So is Hannity.


2 posted on 11/06/2013 8:23:48 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They won’t really go after him to hard until he gets the nomination.

then they will destroy him.


3 posted on 11/06/2013 8:23:50 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A fatso for the GOP ticket.
For a V.P. he should get the SKINNIEST guy he can find:
Voila! Laurel & Hardy for president & vice-president! I WOULD vote for them.
4 posted on 11/06/2013 8:24:03 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hillary will crush him like a bug.


5 posted on 11/06/2013 8:25:23 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He said Democrats would be wise to highlight Christie’s conservatism on economic issues


HAHAHAHAHAHA!!


6 posted on 11/06/2013 8:26:35 PM PST by RginTN
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Screw Democrats. Christie “negatively defines” himself just by existing...


7 posted on 11/06/2013 8:27:10 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Christie will be a problem for Dems for a while.

He takes a number of positions that progressives hate.

But National Dems need him to use as an ‘positive’ example to school the GOP on who they should pick as candidates.

This should be fun to watch.


8 posted on 11/06/2013 8:28:59 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOP warnings')
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What’s doing this called in psychology: schizophrenia?
Dissociation?


9 posted on 11/06/2013 8:29:24 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: dfwgator
Hillary will crush him like a bug.

That's gonna be a whole lotta bug gut goo.

10 posted on 11/06/2013 8:30:43 PM PST by Right Brother
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To: cableguymn

They are playing him up on purpose. He’s the next frozen corpse to be offered for electoral sacrifice, just like Dole, McCain, and Romney. He isn’t supposed to win, and they know most of us can’t stand him. Will be funny to see how much he tries to outliberal Hillary. The quisling party and their friends from across the aisle is telegraphing their move way too early.


11 posted on 11/06/2013 8:32:03 PM PST by Luke21
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Don’t you just love it when they tell us who our candidate should be? I’ll be Cruzin’. He ticks off all the right people.


12 posted on 11/06/2013 8:33:29 PM PST by stilloftyhenight (TEA baby! Let's ronll!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Fat boy is treading water in his own mind.


13 posted on 11/06/2013 8:34:16 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: dfwgator

Neither underestimate her or overestimate her. If they can find someone better, they will disappoint here again, because they don’t love her anymore than we do. There is nothing iconic about her.


14 posted on 11/06/2013 8:34:16 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: sickoflibs

He won in a bluest of states. Are they turning conservative?

Pshaw, no!

He was endorsed by Obama.

He’s going to get treated like a bad mom’s favorite nephew come to visit for the summer. The dems will rag on him until the end, then Obama will turn on him. Then he’ll be shown as the local boy he is.

And, no, he would not play outside of NJ. Al Smith, god bless him, couldn’t. there ARE hicks in the tristate, and that was when NY,NJ,Conn., were a hub of economic success. Not now.


15 posted on 11/06/2013 8:34:20 PM PST by stanne
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To: RobbyS

Ok, allow me to rephrase.

Whomever the Democrat nominee in 2016 will be, will crush him like a bug.


16 posted on 11/06/2013 8:35:30 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

... right after they declare the fat f### to be the republican favorite. A pox on them all!


17 posted on 11/06/2013 8:37:14 PM PST by glock rocks (Wasn't prohibition the "Law of the land?" Wasn't "the earth is flat" proven science? Charlatans!)
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To: stanne
RE:”He’s going to get treated like a bad mom’s favorite nephew come to visit for the summer. The dems will rag on him until the end, then Obama will turn on him. Then he’ll be shown as the local boy he is.”

I don't see that, at least not anytime soon.
He is their exhibit that the Tea Party is extreme, Mika loves him.

It goes :
Repent Republicans or you will never win elections again. Work with us to get things done like Christie does and you will win elections too”

18 posted on 11/06/2013 8:40:08 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOP warnings')
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To: stanne
RE:”He’s going to get treated like a bad mom’s favorite nephew come to visit for the summer. The dems will rag on him until the end, then Obama will turn on him. Then he’ll be shown as the local boy he is.”

I don't see that, at least not anytime soon.
He is their exhibit that the Tea Party is extreme, Mika loves him.

It goes :
Repent Republicans or you will never win elections again. Work with us to get things done like Christie does and you will win elections too”

19 posted on 11/06/2013 8:40:09 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOP warnings')
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To: stanne
RE :”He won in a bluest of states. Are they turning conservative?”

????

Not exactly sure what you are getting at. Why would that happen?
Could you expand?

20 posted on 11/06/2013 8:42:25 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOP warnings')
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To: dfwgator

Hopefully, he will not get that far. First, let us get through 2014.


21 posted on 11/06/2013 8:43:01 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: sickoflibs

Those same people just voted for Cory Booker.


22 posted on 11/06/2013 8:43:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: sickoflibs

If he ever got a nomination they’d turn on him in a flash.


23 posted on 11/06/2013 8:44:07 PM PST by stanne
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To: sickoflibs

I did elaborate.

He is not a conservative. He’s like Bloomberg, Mayor of NYC. Does anyone realize Bloomberg is a republican?

Christie wants to run for prez as a conservative who can win New Jersey. Mathematically impossible. He didn’t run as a conservative. If he does run for prez as a conservative, he’d lose NJ and everyone else, whom he underestimates, but who would never buy his conservatism.


24 posted on 11/06/2013 8:47:45 PM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

No doubt that is true. But he didnt run for POTUS this year.


25 posted on 11/06/2013 8:48:02 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOP warnings')
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To: stanne
RE :”Christie wants to run for prez ...”

That's a long ways off and as 2011 (equiv to 2015) showed lots of Republicans showing up to play act candidate to get attention.

And others who were called didnt show up.

We got 2014 to worry about.

POTUS pre-primary is the silly season.

26 posted on 11/06/2013 8:56:35 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOP warnings')
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good. Maybe the donk can do something useful. Maybe. BTW, FUCC you obamabot!


27 posted on 11/06/2013 8:58:06 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: dfwgator; stanne; novemberslady
RE :”Those same people just voted for Cory Booker.”

But that's the thing.
Christie has taken a number of positions that progressives hate and has kept NJ from becoming a single party monarchy as : NY, MD(where I live), CA, MA... are now. Its like Giuliani as Mayor of NYC. He really made it better to live there. Like day and night.

If you are not a lib and in NJ then you are grateful for that.

Yet the Dems need him for the time being.

28 posted on 11/06/2013 8:58:06 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOP warnings')
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To: stilloftyhenight

And I’ll be right there with you!


29 posted on 11/06/2013 8:59:14 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: sickoflibs

Hey, it’s not my idea. It was all over the airwaves this afternoon and out of Christies mouth at his acceptance speech.


30 posted on 11/06/2013 8:59:20 PM PST by stanne
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To: dfwgator

“Those same people just voted for Cory Booker.”

And for largely the same reasons.


31 posted on 11/06/2013 9:00:36 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: dfwgator; stanne; novemberslady

Dems would like Christie in the US Senate I bet!


32 posted on 11/06/2013 9:01:33 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOP warnings')
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To: stanne

What idea?


33 posted on 11/06/2013 9:02:14 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOP warnings')
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To: sickoflibs

Christie works for NJ. He does a good job for them. It’s not my idea, nor even Levin’s, Beck’s, Hannity’s, nor Rush’s that he is not a conservative and can’t run successfully as such for prez. It’s HIS.

He can stick to NJ politics, who cares. It is He who runs with the idea that this is a step toward the presidential race.

So, if you want to keep it to NJ politics, you are talking to the wrong person. Talk to him.


34 posted on 11/06/2013 9:03:32 PM PST by stanne
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To: sickoflibs

RE :”Christie wants to run for prez ...”
That’s a long ways off and

This idea.

It’s Christie’s idea. It’s the subject.


35 posted on 11/06/2013 9:05:11 PM PST by stanne
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m not buying this. The Democrats want Christie to be the Republican nominee, and they will do all they can to help that come to pass. The media will handle him with kid gloves, like they did McCain, right up until he gets the nomination, and then they will turn on him. Watch and see. We are going get so tired of hearing about Christie this, and Christie that, and all Republicans should be like Christie, and Christie is a conservative, and Christie is a moderate, and Christie has the Hispanic vote, and the independent vote. Even Ann Coulter will be fawning all over him again. Christie will be able to do no wrong until he wins the nomination, and then he will become the devil incarnate.


36 posted on 11/06/2013 9:05:26 PM PST by pallis
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They will not define Christie as negatively as I would.


38 posted on 11/06/2013 9:07:11 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: stanne
RE :”... idea that he is not a conservative and can’t run successfully as such for prez. It’s HIS”

Its Christies idea that he's too liberal to run for POTUS?

Why would that get you upset?

39 posted on 11/06/2013 9:07:38 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOP warnings')
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To: stanne

Christie announced a run for POTUS??

I doubt it.


40 posted on 11/06/2013 9:08:30 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOP warnings')
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To: stanne

This thread is about Dems promoting Christie as a candidate.


41 posted on 11/06/2013 9:09:40 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOP warnings')
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To: sickoflibs

I never said he announced

Must have struck a real nerve.


42 posted on 11/06/2013 9:13:24 PM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

I cant figure out what you are getting at.

He beat a Dem in NJ. Good!


43 posted on 11/06/2013 9:14:56 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOP warnings')
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To: sickoflibs

Why did the GOP spend money in NJ on this race, neglecting a very important possible win in VA, and possibly locking that in 2016, where NJ while never go republican in 2016?


44 posted on 11/06/2013 9:18:09 PM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

A loudmouth whiner about Christie at a book signing I went to this evening must have been watching TV all afternoon. “Why do people call him a moderate?!!! He’s an extreme conservative!!!” They get their talking points straight pretty fast.

The author kept trying to point out that he had some positions that were moderate, but she kept interrupting him. Typical West Side nut.


45 posted on 11/06/2013 9:21:09 PM PST by firebrand
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To: stanne
RE :”Why did the GOP spend money in NJ on this race, neglecting a very important possible win in VA, and possibly locking that in 2016, where NJ while never go republican in 2016?”

Not to pick Christie as 2016 candidate now.
That's still years away and lots of stuff happened recently like GOP big $$$ was peed over shutdown.

2014 politics is more likely.

46 posted on 11/06/2013 9:23:33 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOP warnings')
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To: pallis

Ann will not support him, because of amnesty.


47 posted on 11/06/2013 9:24:04 PM PST by firebrand
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To: sickoflibs

2014? What race, specifically?


48 posted on 11/06/2013 9:24:22 PM PST by stanne
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To: Truthoverpower

You are ignoring one eternal verity. It goes like this:

They all want to be president.


49 posted on 11/06/2013 9:26:11 PM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand

cornyn is running in Texas already with ads for 2014 as a conservative.

GOP has figured out it’s important to claim conservatism but DO whatever, most importantly, go along with the uniparty of extortionists.

The MSM is happy to play along. they always turn on the republican - conservative or not- they sure don’t know the difference.


50 posted on 11/06/2013 9:28:19 PM PST by stanne
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