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Scarborough: Chris Christie is a Man for All Factions; Like Reagan, could unite Republican Party
Time Magazine ^ | November 18, 2013 | Former Rep. Joe Scarborough

Posted on 11/07/2013 9:37:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

You could call him the storm after the storm. First there was Hurricane Sandy, and then, in the far reaches of the Republican Party, there was Hurricane Christie. The former was a devastating act of nature, the latter a desperate act of conservative frustration that came when the New Jersey governor embraced Barack Obama in the final days of the 2012 campaign. To hear the right wing tell it, the PDA between the Republican Chris Christie and the Democratic President should have been as lethal as a Michael Corleone kiss. Romney's campaign sulked. Talk-radio Republicans demanded blood. Tea Party leaders branded Christie a traitor.

Christie, however, didn't give a damn. Throughout the intraparty fight, the Jersey boy tore a page out of his hero Bruce Springsteen's songbook and defiantly struck a "No retreat, baby, no surrender" pose against withering right-wing rage. And now the Nov. 5 election results suggest that brazen, Christie-style bipartisanship might actually work.

Christie is the first New Jersey Republican in a quarter-century to win a majority of votes statewide....

(Excerpt) Read more at content.time.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; deadintern; krispykreme; morningjoe; morningjoke; morningschmoe; msdnc; reagan; republicans; scarborough
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He'll "unite" me right into a third party. Two words: Lori Klausutis.
1 posted on 11/07/2013 9:37:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will NOT vote for Krispy under ANY circumstances.


2 posted on 11/07/2013 9:40:47 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some of us will never vote for another Romney.

Pray America is Waking Up


3 posted on 11/07/2013 9:41:21 PM PST by bray (Delay Obamacare)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Joe! There’s a dead female intern in your office.


4 posted on 11/07/2013 9:41:33 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Moon Unit Zappa would say, I think, “Gag me with a spoon.”


5 posted on 11/07/2013 9:42:06 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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Hey Scabby, shut your pie hole.


6 posted on 11/07/2013 9:42:59 PM PST by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Undocumented Democrat.

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7 posted on 11/07/2013 9:43:02 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Lauri Ingraham was on Bill 0'Reilly's show tonight declaring that Jeb Bush would be a shew in for President if he wanted it, or Cristy would take it in a walk and TEA Party supporters would get in line and vote for either of them.

I know two people that won't vote for either, and I don't care anymore. I will write in Sarah Palin, and I don't care if she runs or not, before I ever vote for another RINO because he is the lessor of two evils.

8 posted on 11/07/2013 9:45:46 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, he’ll united everybody to be a Democrat on the issues! No wonder he got Democrats to vote for him!


9 posted on 11/07/2013 9:46:11 PM PST by winner3000
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To: bray

The setup continues. Ya think anyone will fall for it? ;’)


10 posted on 11/07/2013 9:47:08 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ingram is on board with Krispy, and said tonight that if any Conservative runs against him
that it would insure Krispy' win. She said that the more Conservatives that run against Krispy
the bigger the win Krispy will have.


Don't these hacks understand that not just Conservatives will sit out and everyone will lose?
There will be no Constitutional leader in our Government. We all lose.


Ingram has chose sides with the RNC against Conservatives, and I suspect that
O'Really will soon be on board promoting Krispy along with many other National talking heads.

11 posted on 11/07/2013 9:48:12 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shaddup and eat your peas, Joe boy.


12 posted on 11/07/2013 9:48:21 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, a cheap ass new Joisy punk handing out free Turkeys at Thanksgiving and then calling in favors.

A Player.


13 posted on 11/07/2013 9:49:30 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie seems very solid in standing up for whatever is necessary at the time.


14 posted on 11/07/2013 9:51:03 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like Reagan. Yep, just like McCain is.

Gag me with a pitchfork...


15 posted on 11/07/2013 9:51:40 PM PST by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
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To: itsahoot

It amazes me how NONE of the talking heads on those shows knows what Tea Party/Conservative people really think.

We are pissed off, and we will no longer accept “the lesser of two evils” as our only choice.

I for one would write in Madeleine Albright before I’d vote for another RINO. Neither would win anyway.

If the GOP gives us dem-lite, Americans will vote for the real thing, not some wannabe.


16 posted on 11/07/2013 9:52:19 PM PST by Sporke
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have a way of not seeing stuff, sometimes major stuff, but I honestly don’t see Christy as having much appeal outside of NJ. I am amused by how these liberal brainiacs think they are seeing some kind of forecastable trend because he won in his own state with his kind of bombastic style against a pure nobody.


17 posted on 11/07/2013 9:52:38 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was a one trick pony. He would use the typical New Jersey bully talk against teachers in public forums. Beyond that he’s not much.
He’s morbidly obese, likes homos, moslems, abortion, and gun control. Yeah,,, clearly the next Reagan.


18 posted on 11/07/2013 9:56:21 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Republican presidents of my lifetime are Eisenhower (Kansas), Nixon (California), Ford (an anomaly), Regan (California), Bush (Texas), Bush (Texas).

There ain’t a northeasterner among them. The Republican base is in the South and West. The bastids ignore us at their peril.


19 posted on 11/07/2013 9:58:03 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: itsahoot

I am with you.


20 posted on 11/07/2013 9:58:26 PM PST by Gator113 ( Cruz, Palin and Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is he gonna share the cannolis and bak lava?

Livin large and eatin it up!


21 posted on 11/07/2013 9:58:43 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The last guy who tried to lose weight for the presidency ended up on a talk show...


22 posted on 11/07/2013 9:59:49 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: itsahoot

Republicans are t__s on a boar hog.


23 posted on 11/07/2013 10:00:03 PM PST by sayfer bullets (“I didn’t leave the [---] party, the [---] party left me.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sporke

-— It amazes me how NONE of the talking heads on those shows knows what Tea Party/Conservative people really think.

We are pissed off, and we will no longer accept “the lesser of two evils” as our only choice.-—

Their Ceausescu moment is coming.


24 posted on 11/07/2013 10:03:53 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: MaxMax

Really? I’m disappointed in Laura; I thought she was more level-headed than that.


25 posted on 11/07/2013 10:05:13 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hope your getting an LOL! outa this...

I know your just posting it. *GRIN*

26 posted on 11/07/2013 10:05:26 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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The Rise of the RINOs!


27 posted on 11/07/2013 10:05:58 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Scarborough can go straight to hell and take Christie with him!!


28 posted on 11/07/2013 10:09:35 PM PST by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pure distraction, are we going to let them redirect use every time they get in a bind? It’s three years off and we have plenty to get our attention right now.


29 posted on 11/07/2013 10:14:24 PM PST by Kenny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

30 posted on 11/07/2013 10:15:00 PM PST by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: Baynative
Christie seems very solid in standing
up for whatever is necessary at the time.
Yeah...but just for that Moment, Gutless....

31 posted on 11/07/2013 10:15:40 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: itsahoot

I don’t blame the GOP establishment for thinking that. Last two times when McCain and Romney were nominated, both terrible RINO’s, the tea party and conservatives fell in line. If Christie is nominated it will be just like Romney and McCain, except instead of using Obama as a boogeyman to make us fall in line, it will be Hillary.

I wonder what would happened if conservatives for once stood their ground and did NOT vote for the RINO?


32 posted on 11/07/2013 10:16:17 PM PST by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: itsahoot
"before I ever vote for another RINO because he is the lessor of two evils. "

Obama has destroyed the country already. Electing a Rino Republican would be meaningless.

We might have hope if we elected a conservative, but even then we are in dire straights.


33 posted on 11/07/2013 10:19:45 PM PST by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: BurningOak

Nobody fell in line, they stayed home.


34 posted on 11/07/2013 10:28:28 PM PST by snarkytart
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To: MaxMax

Ingram’s been with the RNC for years, she just likes to pretend she is with conservatives, because she wants the ratings.


35 posted on 11/07/2013 10:35:09 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not this time.

If the repubs nominate a rino, I will only vote for non-rino candidates on the rest of the ballot.

Christie would have to buy a couple of AR15s, start asking for President Obama’s school records, and start singing the “Yellow Rose of Texas” before I would even consider voting for him. :-D


36 posted on 11/07/2013 10:37:36 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: DesertRhino
Beyond that he’s not much.
yeah....roll 'em out on the stage giving a speech w/ gesticulating...
hand movements, then roll 'em out for a photo-shoot for the D.C. Ruling Class
as a grinning clown-faced Dupe for the Establishment Marxists...

37 posted on 11/07/2013 10:38:01 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: BurningOak
I wonder what would happened if conservatives for once stood their ground and did NOT vote for the RINO?

I think that sort of happened with Romney, I think he got fewer votes than McCain.

38 posted on 11/07/2013 10:44:34 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot
...I will write in Sarah Palin...

I agree with you, and I will do the same.

It would be nice if we could start a movement, but the very things that. make us conservatives (free will, independence, individualism) work against us.

There are many on Free republic who won't vote for her because they have their own favorite candidate and will not unite behind a common candidate, and there are many GOP water carriers here that would ONLY vote for Christie or bush because the party tells them they are the only candidates who are 'electable'.

39 posted on 11/07/2013 10:47:05 PM PST by Washi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Don't let the Media whores pick our candidate. Joe sold his soul a log time ago.


40 posted on 11/07/2013 10:47:36 PM PST by darkwing104 (Do not take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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To: rockrr
The setup continues. Ya think anyone will fall for it? ;’)

Yes. I'm sure that a majority will fall for it.

When I figure out how to capitalize on the gullibility and stupidity of the American voter, both democrat and republican, I will be able to retire on my own private island and bill gates will be my butler.

41 posted on 11/07/2013 10:51:36 PM PST by Washi
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To: RobinOfKingston
Robin-

Per your comment regarding the Bush 41 and 43 pedigrees: George H. W. Bush (41) was born in Massachusetts and was the son of Prescott Bush; who was a U.S Senator from Connecticut and originally from Ohio. George H. Bush (43) was born in New Haven, CT. All 3 attended Yale University. While it is true that both Bush 41 and 43 now have residences in Texas (41 still maintains a “summer home” in Kennybunkport, Maine); their New England/Northeastern ties/roots are quite strong ...Prescott was an influential NY banker prior to winning his U.S. Senate seat.

That said I totally agree that Christie is no friend to Conservatism ...probably he is the best one can expect from NJ; but, I guarantee he won't sell here in VA or anywhere else in the South.

V/r,

Geoff

42 posted on 11/07/2013 10:52:40 PM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Every four years we get invited by the GOP to vote for our most hated betrayers in the name of unity and winning. Then the bulk of us hold our noses and vote for the bum, who promptly loses. These clowns do nothing but say “me too” to the Democrats and throw the game. How many times do we have to go through this?


43 posted on 11/07/2013 10:59:52 PM PST by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I find any comparison of that fat bastard to Ronaldus Maximus to be highly offensive.


44 posted on 11/07/2013 11:13:39 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only people talking about Christie on the GOP presidential ticket are democraps


45 posted on 11/07/2013 11:16:26 PM PST by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, then, if Scarborough says he is a uniter, I just need to drop all of my opposition to the RINO and get behind him. /s


46 posted on 11/07/2013 11:16:35 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is a reason Joe “30 pieces of silver” Scarborough works for a backwater like MSNBC. So no sane person ever hears him.


47 posted on 11/07/2013 11:17:19 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Bigg Red

But what does Mika think?


48 posted on 11/07/2013 11:17:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: Bigg Red
I'll support Christie if he's the candidate....not that I love him, but at least he knows how to literally and figuratively throw his weight around...unlike the wimps like Boner....

Reagan however had charisma and knew was well liked even by his opponents...he was respected...he knew how to make friends with who he needed too...can Christie do that?.....just don't know...

49 posted on 11/07/2013 11:29:11 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just say no to Liberal Republicans


50 posted on 11/07/2013 11:43:47 PM PST by RginTN
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