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GOP rivals begin dishing on Christie
NBC ^ | 11/7/13 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Jessica Taylor

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 that’s still three years (!!!) away: Potential Republican rivals begin taking not-so-subtle shots at you.

That’s 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: barbarabuono; chrischristie; christie2016; finos; newjersey; njcorruption; rino

1 posted on 11/07/2013 11:05:48 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I agree with Rubio, Christie is good for New Jersey, as long he stays there and doesn’t trash other Republican candidates or issues.


2 posted on 11/07/2013 11:08:25 AM PST by Eva
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To: jimbo123

After seeing what the Republican elite did to Sarah Palin, I want almost nothing to do with the anti-Palin Republican establishment.


3 posted on 11/07/2013 11:11:14 AM PST by OldNavyVet ("Learn from science that you must doubt the experts" ... Richard Feynman)
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To: jimbo123

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.


4 posted on 11/07/2013 11:12:02 AM PST by AU72
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To: jimbo123

I’ll vote for a Republican, but I won’t vote for Christie...whatever he is...


5 posted on 11/07/2013 11:12:17 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Eva

Agreed. After all, he’s done a wonderful job with the Sandy recovery.


6 posted on 11/07/2013 11:13:19 AM PST by Mashood
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To: jimbo123

I guess I’m supposed to fell sorry for Jabba?


7 posted on 11/07/2013 11:13:26 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: jimbo123

I despise the Republcan establishment as much as I do Democrats.


8 posted on 11/07/2013 11:16:21 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: AU72

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.


9 posted on 11/07/2013 11:16:24 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

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.


10 posted on 11/07/2013 11:17:31 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Eva

I agree. Christie is great for New Jersay

He should stay there.


11 posted on 11/07/2013 11:18:26 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: AU72
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.

FReepers will have a field day fighting among themselves, giving a free ride to another McCain/Romney clone. And then wonder what happened, again.

12 posted on 11/07/2013 11:18:27 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Won’t happen as long as the big spending SoCons stay on the sidelines.


13 posted on 11/07/2013 11:20:50 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: jimbo123

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.


14 posted on 11/07/2013 11:21:06 AM PST by greene66
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To: jimbo123

I loathe the RINO gutpile!


15 posted on 11/07/2013 11:21:24 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: AU72
"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."

Spot on! Your words must be repeated. Dittos!

16 posted on 11/07/2013 11:21:45 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: jimbo123
Having lived in NJ for roughly the first 40 years of my life, I can say without equivocation that Christie is a good governor for NJ.

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!

17 posted on 11/07/2013 11:22:36 AM PST by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: jimbo123

Fat boy DemocRat sucks.


18 posted on 11/07/2013 11:25:12 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
What I've always found interesting about FR is primary-time. FReepers have absolutely no difficulty sniffing-out the CINO . . . but then later they fall into that Deer Hunter-esque game of Russian roulette.

"My candidate is more conservative than yours!"
"No, my candidate is more conservative than yours!"

Meanwhile, the CINO just strolls right through.

19 posted on 11/07/2013 11:26:45 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: jimbo123

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.


20 posted on 11/07/2013 11:35:16 AM PST by Kenny
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To: 1rudeboy

What they should be saying is, Christie has a shot at beating Hillary in the primary. That would be an interesting conversation for Christie’s 2016 run.


21 posted on 11/07/2013 11:35:18 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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22 posted on 11/07/2013 11:35:48 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Ancesthntr

If you created a fictitious Democrat who was Hispanic and female and ran a poll of her against Christie, she would be within 10 points right off the bat. Run one story about her, and she would be within the margin of error.


23 posted on 11/07/2013 11:39:06 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: Eva

Christie will learn a lesson that McCain was too stupid to learn: no matter how much you appease the demo rats, they will still stab you in the back at every opportunity


24 posted on 11/07/2013 11:40:45 AM PST by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: jimbo123

If anybody read the book about Romney’s run, you will read about why he did not choose Christie for VP.....lots of questionable dirt.

This is why the MSM and liberals (including those in the GOP) want Christie to run.....they can destroy him easily.


25 posted on 11/07/2013 11:43:38 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Yep, and meanwhile the RNC will undermine and/or under-support any conservative just like they did Cuccinelli, while Hillary will get the full backing of every element of the RAT party. If people get pissed enough for a 3rd party to arise, it will be a repeat of how Perot got the other Clinton elected.


26 posted on 11/07/2013 11:44:40 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: OldNavyVet; RKBA Democrat; who knows what evil?; Jim Robinson; GraceG

That is because the Uniparty sees any reformer ss a threat. If you fix the problem then you wouldn’t need a fixer anymore now would you?

The gop can go to hell I am completely done with them. I will no longer offer even my peripheal support.

The gop needs to be defunded until Ted Cruz or Mike Lee is calling the shots.

I am an independent palinista. The GOP can sod off until they get that through their thick heads.


27 posted on 11/07/2013 12:01:43 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Obadiah

I believe the State Owned Media has discovered a template, which you described. We need an antidote because there will be a similar competition among Republicans in 2016. I want a vigorous debate that takes a different tact than what we saw in 2012. Instead of attacking each other, our candidates should compete with each other on giving the best attack against the Democrat's performance under Zer0. We need to turn the attack outward, and make the campaign a teaching process to the numb info-bots. The candidates cannot let the State-Owned Media goad them into attacking each other. This will whip up the base into an in-fighting that will be hard to fix when the dust settles after the primaries.

The boisterous, all-for-me character in Christie, gives me worry. I am worried he will be susceptible to the goading by the State-Owned Media. I worry that his no-holds-bared rhetoric will be directed towards fellow Republicans in a way that creates terrible consequences. His attitude of self-importance would be just the type that would walk through the Republican field like a bull in a china shop. He may be the poison pill that infects the GOP with such disunity that it will be impossible to fix.

Instead of the image of the bull in the china shop, I think of the old nursury rhyme, Humpty Dumpty. In this case, Humpty Dumpty is Christie when he takes he GOP off the wall and breaks in pieces after his contentious climb to the top. That will be a tragic outcome at a time when we need unity behind a statesman like a Ronald Reagan in the Presidency.

28 posted on 11/07/2013 12:08:49 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: jimbo123; All
This guy is not one of us. He’s from New Jersey. His state has legalized gay marriage. He’s expanded Medicaid. And he’s expressed some gun-control and pro-immigration-reform views.

Same things were said about Romney. Didn't keep him from getting the nomination. The Mods outsmart us. They run one guy, we run 5 who split the Conservative vote.... Mod wins.
29 posted on 11/07/2013 12:09:55 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: jonrick46

Chris Christie might dress up like this on Saturday nights....

I did say "might".

30 posted on 11/07/2013 12:11:23 PM PST by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Forget about Saturday nights. The big reveal will happen when he gets on stage with Hillary. What a sight that will be—Humpty Dumpty vs Her Thighness, the Hildebeast!


31 posted on 11/07/2013 12:19:06 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: jonrick46

Good points, although I’m not sure they’re fair to Mr. Dumpty.


32 posted on 11/07/2013 12:25:05 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: AU72

The MSM started touting christie as the 2016 Republican nominee as soon as the election results started coming in. Now their job is to discredit anyone who disagrees with their appraisal.


33 posted on 11/07/2013 12:35:14 PM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Obadiah

I am sure if I called Christie a dog, that would be unfair to dogs too.


34 posted on 11/07/2013 12:52:50 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: duffee

I’ll vote for him if he’s on the presidential ticket in 2016, but as of right now I’m not going to vote for him in the primaries. He’s going to have to show what he can do in the primary debates to change my mind.

So what can he do to convince people like us that he can be a conservative?


35 posted on 11/07/2013 12:54:58 PM PST by skinndogNN
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To: skinndogNN

If he is the nominee in 2016

the GOP deserves to lose and I will never vote for him

of course if they pass amnesty, the GOP won’t much exist after the 2014 election anyways


36 posted on 11/07/2013 1:03:57 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Obadiah

Doesn’t matter. No matter which Republican is running, the Rat will win. The fix is in.

I will not vote for Bush or Christie in 2016 — not that my vote counts anyway.


37 posted on 11/07/2013 1:11:28 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: KC_Lion

Well said and ditto for me.


38 posted on 11/07/2013 1:15:04 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: jimbo123

Christie is Obama lite!


39 posted on 11/07/2013 1:34:57 PM PST by Keen-Minded
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To: Smedley

You mean like on the cover of Time Mag. with the line, the elephant in the room? The local radio station thought that it was so funny, they kept repeating it at every station break.


40 posted on 11/07/2013 2:41:37 PM PST by Eva
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To: Ancesthntr

You posted good information about Christie that I hadn’t heard before. Thanks.


41 posted on 11/07/2013 2:52:15 PM PST by be-baw (still seeking)
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