Skip to comments.Scarborough: Chris Christie is a Man for All Factions; Like Reagan, could unite Republican Party
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....
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I will NOT vote for Krispy under ANY circumstances.
Some of us will never vote for another Romney.
Pray America is Waking Up
Hey Joe! There’s a dead female intern in your office.
Moon Unit Zappa would say, I think, “Gag me with a spoon.”
Hey Scabby, shut your pie hole.
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.
Yes, he’ll united everybody to be a Democrat on the issues! No wonder he got Democrats to vote for him!
The setup continues. Ya think anyone will fall for it? ;’)
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.
Shaddup and eat your peas, Joe boy.
Yeah, a cheap ass new Joisy punk handing out free Turkeys at Thanksgiving and then calling in favors.
Christie seems very solid in standing up for whatever is necessary at the time.
Like Reagan. Yep, just like McCain is.
Gag me with a pitchfork...
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am with you.
Is he gonna share the cannolis and bak lava?
Livin large and eatin it up!
The last guy who tried to lose weight for the presidency ended up on a talk show...
Republicans are t__s on a boar hog.
-— 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.
Really? I’m disappointed in Laura; I thought she was more level-headed than that.
The Rise of the RINOs!
Scarborough can go straight to hell and take Christie with him!!
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.
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?
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.
Nobody fell in line, they stayed home.
Ingram’s been with the RNC for years, she just likes to pretend she is with conservatives, because she wants the ratings.
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
I think that sort of happened with Romney, I think he got fewer votes than McCain.
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'.
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.
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.
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?
I find any comparison of that fat bastard to Ronaldus Maximus to be highly offensive.
The only people talking about Christie on the GOP presidential ticket are democraps
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
There is a reason Joe “30 pieces of silver” Scarborough works for a backwater like MSNBC. So no sane person ever hears him.
But what does Mika think?
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...
Just say no to Liberal Republicans