Skip to comments.GOP rivals begin dishing on Christie
Posted on 11/07/2013 11:05:48 AM PST by jimbo123
GOP rivals begin dishing on Christie: So this is what happens the day after you win a 22-point re-election victory and after the national media anoint you as the GOP establishment front-runner for a presidential race thats still three years (!!!) away: Potential Republican rivals begin taking not-so-subtle shots at you.
Thats exactly what happened to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) yesterday. "Clearly [Christie] was able to speak to the hopes and aspirations of people within New Jersey, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) told CNN. That's important. We want to win everywhere and Gov. Christie has certainly shown he has a way of winning in New Jersey, in states like New Jersey... so I congratulate him on that." In other words, as TPM put it, Rubio was saying, Try replicating this outside of New Jersey. Here was Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY): "I think the Republican Party is a big party, and we need moderates like Chris Christie who can win in New Jersey in our party.
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I agree with Rubio, Christie is good for New Jersey, as long he stays there and doesn’t trash other Republican candidates or issues.
After seeing what the Republican elite did to Sarah Palin, I want almost nothing to do with the anti-Palin Republican establishment.
The MSM is going to have a field day amplifying the in-house fighting among republicans while the democrats are going to give Hillary a free ride to the nomination.
I’ll vote for a Republican, but I won’t vote for Christie...whatever he is...
Agreed. After all, he’s done a wonderful job with the Sandy recovery.
I guess I’m supposed to fell sorry for Jabba?
I despise the Republcan establishment as much as I do Democrats.
It appears Jeb Bush is getting cold feet about competing in the primaries unless Rove and Priebus can get things changed, so the GOP-e is floating the NJ Fatass as a trial balloon (blimp?) for Bush’s replacement.
THe corrupt MSM will shower Christie with many accolades, just like they loved the Maverick McCain... right until he secured the Primary and then they savaged him. Christie will be no different. The Marxists want Christie. They will give him the same McCain treatment.
I agree. Christie is great for New Jersay
He should stay there.
FReepers will have a field day fighting among themselves, giving a free ride to another McCain/Romney clone. And then wonder what happened, again.
Won’t happen as long as the big spending SoCons stay on the sidelines.
Four years of watching the GOP-E backstab Sarah Palin (among other tea-party stalwarts) and I’m perfectly happy seeing these “heroes” of the GOP-E like Christie being sliced-and-diced to bloody pieces.
Speaking of which, I’m remembering one of the very first clues I had about Christie. A talk-show host asked him his opinion of Palin, and he contorted his face into a “gag-me-with-a-spoon” reaction, like some ditzy teenage girl. Then and there, I had Christie pegged. And he has proved it, over and over again. To hell with the bastard.
I loathe the RINO gutpile!
Spot on! Your words must be repeated. Dittos!
Maybe he'd be a good Senator for NJ, as well.
Perhaps he'd even be a good cabinet officer, like head of OMB or the Labor Dept.
That's about it.
Yes, he won a big victory - for himself. Here's what he didn't do:
1) Have any coattails in the state legislature.
2) Help out the Republican Senate candidate by having the 2 elections on the same day...but that wouldn't have made for such a large victory for himself (and maybe that was part of his deal with the Dems, to ensure a lack of funded and endorsed opposition).
3) For that matter, he could've appointed a Republican to fill Lousyberg's seat, but chose not to do so (and the reasons above may well apply here, as well).
4) He didn't bother to even make a single speech for Cuccinelli, nor even a single 30-second TV or radio ad. That lack of support for a fellow Republican running for governor of his state will be remembered.
He's not Presidential timber - though the Lamestream media would like him to be the
sacrificial lamb Republican nominee in 2016. Oh, BTW, polls on Tuesday night show him losing to the Hildabeast IN NEW JERSEY. Some great candidate, he won't even carry his home state, despite winning a statewide election by 22 points!
Fat boy DemocRat sucks.
"My candidate is more conservative than yours!"
"No, my candidate is more conservative than yours!"
Meanwhile, the CINO just strolls right through.
Christie is nothing more than a distraction and tool to encourage infighting in the Republican party.
It’s 2013 and Obamacare is destroying America, don’t lose sight of that, stopping this cabal from taking over America is our only focus right now. Democrats and the media love to make the horse races the entire conversation even three years out but we may not have an election in 2016 if we don’t battle these tyrants now, not as a party, as Americans.
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