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CURL: Be very wary of the mainstream media's new favorite Republican
The Washington Times ^ | 11/10/2013 | Joseph Curl

Posted on 11/10/2013 6:23:18 PM PST by markomalley

Is it just me, or does anyone else out there wonder why the mainstream media is gushing over Gov. Chris Christie?

The Washington Post got all wee-weed up over his decisive win in New Jersey last week. The New York Times planted a big kiss on his chubby tookus. The networks in Manhattan all ran a variation of “Boy, this guy is really something, huh?”

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In coronating the rotund governor as the next sure-fire GOP presidential nominee in 2016, none of the mainstream media pointed out his stances on issues that they no doubt hate: Mr. Christie vetoed a bill that would have legalized same-sex marriage, vetoed several “gender parity” bills and was for abortion until he was against it. Of course, the same media played up his support of gun control and a Dream Act-like immigration overhaul. And they noted repeatedly that the governor had not followed through on a threat to appeal New Jersey’s top court ruling legalizing gay marriage.

The kingmaking certainly has shades of the media love affair with Sen. John “Maverick” McCain. The MSM loved his battle with the conservative wing of the Republican Party and lauded him as a true moderate, capable of bridging partisan gaps to work for the betterment of all. Sound familiar?

Once nominated, though, that same MSM lashed Mr. McCain as nothing more than a vicious right-winger in moderate’s clothing. Sure, the Arizona senator was forced to move right to get through the party’s primaries (as Mr. Christie likely will be), but gone was the love for their “maverick.”

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; barbarabuono; chrischristie; election2014; election2016; finos; josephcurl; never; newjersey; no; nochristie; nope

1 posted on 11/10/2013 6:23:18 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

CC needs to run for POTUS as a ‘Rat if he wants to win.


2 posted on 11/10/2013 6:26:30 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: markomalley

The GOPe likes him the Media likes him, That’s two strikes against him right there.


3 posted on 11/10/2013 6:28:41 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Paladin2

Chris Christie is about as Republican as Hillary(!) Clinton ...


4 posted on 11/10/2013 6:30:27 PM PST by Ken522
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To: markomalley

Placeholder for Jeb Bush.


5 posted on 11/10/2013 6:35:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Many on the left see faith & family as oppressive, the right sees them as indispensable." Palin)
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To: All

the media usually cheerlead for the republican they know will lose in the general election, like the doormat mcain.
but, Christie can win.
he’s a rino to be sure, but he’s not a Marxist, and right now, i’d take that.


6 posted on 11/10/2013 6:35:45 PM PST by willywill
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To: markomalley

Chris Christie is a dork and a 0bama butt kisser. If he gets the nomination that will insure a dem victory. Nancy Pelosi could beat him in the general election. Christie is a blue state republican which means dem light. He’ll get his ass kicked in the bluer states and not win too many red states due to low turn out. Recipe for the death of the GOP.


7 posted on 11/10/2013 6:35:51 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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To: markomalley
one doesn't get where Christie is in NJ politics without the support from the organized crime syndicate. That doesn't make him much different politically from the Adolf obozo with respect to who dictates their directional goals for this country. Christie and the Hildahag are about as status quote establishment as it can get.
8 posted on 11/10/2013 6:36:01 PM PST by drypowder
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To: markomalley

This whole game is getting old, the msm & GOPe pick some MODERATE candidate and push with everything they’ve got.

They somehow defeat the will of the people and the MODERATE is nominated.

The MODERATE has nothing to really draw any contrast to the Democrat since the liberal is painting him/herself as a MODERATE and has the media swearing to it.

Meanwhile the milquetoast Republican inspires no one by reciting the same tired lines the GOP has pushed forever and once again loses.

wash, rinse, repeat


9 posted on 11/10/2013 6:36:42 PM PST by Kenny
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To: markomalley

“Is it just me, or does anyone else out there wonder why the mainstream media is gushing over Gov. Chris Christie?”

No sir, Mr. Curl. You most definitely are not the only one. Earlier today I was going to post a thread asking that very same question but just didn’t have the energy.
Why indeed?


10 posted on 11/10/2013 6:43:44 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: markomalley

The media backs the candidate that gives them the most money.

Campaign donors and advertisers are the same.


11 posted on 11/10/2013 6:45:48 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: markomalley

Do not support the GOP.
Its time for a second party.


12 posted on 11/10/2013 6:46:17 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: markomalley

I prefer Rand Paul or Scott Walker because they have demonstrated that they don’t need to be, or expect to be, loved by the media.

Not to mention Christie’s lack of self disciple will be a none stop 24/7 story


13 posted on 11/10/2013 6:58:08 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: right way right

“Is it just me, or does anyone else out there wonder why the mainstream media is gushing over Gov. Chris Christie?”

No wonder. Christie is the perfect candidate. The GOPe will fill their coffers, the MSM gets someone liberal enough that they can love, then accuse him of being too radical and the conservatives will rather stay home then vote for a squish.

With that, the rats can put Cynthia McKinney up against Christie and win. It’s a winning strategy for the rats and the only strategy to beat that is for Republicans to put up a conservative, which the GOPe won’t allow to happen.


14 posted on 11/10/2013 6:58:12 PM 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: markomalley
Is it just me, or does anyone else out there wonder why the mainstream media is gushing over Gov. Chris Christie?

No, I don't wonder. The pattern is familiar. The DNC has selected him to run against Hillary. The MSM has been informed, and will insure his candidacy, then will insure his loss.

Everything has been set, and the outcome is certain... unless we can all see that the GOP is complicit in this scheme and abandon them.

15 posted on 11/10/2013 7:12:41 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: markomalley

I say again. Fat boy is 100% a DemocRAT!


16 posted on 11/10/2013 7:13:48 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: markomalley

Charlie Crist became a Democrat so they’re running out of ‘Republicans’ they can gush over...


17 posted on 11/10/2013 7:17:37 PM PST by GOPJ (Obama - "too arrogant to question his own bad judgement" ... Greenfield)
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To: markomalley

Same old. Same old. Puke.


18 posted on 11/10/2013 7:22:44 PM PST by upchuck (I've got maternity care via Obamacare! Now, if I could just figure out how a male gets pregnant...)
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To: markomalley
Let's have all the reporters and commentators take a poll:

If the next Presidential Election were to be held today, who would you vote for:
HILLARY CLINTON
CHRIS CHRISTIE

That poll would probably show that Christie should challenge Hillary in the Democrap Primary!
19 posted on 11/10/2013 7:38:04 PM PST by leprechaun9
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To: mrsmith
The media backs the candidate that gives them the most money.

Not quite.

The media's parent corporations do business with global tyrants around the world. The media supports the propaganda of these tyrants.

20 posted on 11/10/2013 7:42:23 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: markomalley

It’s my take that the GOPe has already found their 2016 man.

Bush, Dole, Bush, Bush, McStain, Romney, and Christy...

Enjoy folks. If you can stop it, you’ll be doing better than I could for 6 out of 6 of the prior idiots.


21 posted on 11/10/2013 7:46:46 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Obama, the Democrat Party, the Left in the U. S., have essentially become the 4th Reich.)
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To: markomalley

Albert Einstein defined insanity as repeating a process and expecting different results.

Either the GOPe is insane, or they are perfectly happy with the results they are getting.


22 posted on 11/10/2013 7:48:07 PM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

..or the Republican Party was infiltrated and the enemy is operating from within it.


23 posted on 11/10/2013 8:51:34 PM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: markomalley

He definitely comes across as McCain Jr., especially his love of doing bits on comedy shows and his erratic, emotional outbursts and lack of self-control.


24 posted on 11/10/2013 8:55:49 PM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Paladin2

That would be awesome if crispy would run as a dem and take the nomination from Hillary! after the media fluffed his pillows.


25 posted on 11/10/2013 8:59:59 PM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: JediJones
I kinda liked"Get the hell off the beach" Does Curl know something we don't know? "Joseph Curl ‏@josephcurl 5h Remember 2008? Hillary vs Rudy, they said. 2016 won't be Clinton vs Christie. Both have health problems, both peaking too early. #newblood"
26 posted on 11/10/2013 9:08:18 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: markomalley

This will work out great. Presidents Dole, McCain and Romney have done a great job!


27 posted on 11/10/2013 9:20:55 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: markomalley
Is it just me, or does anyone else out there wonder why the mainstream media is gushing over Gov. Chris Christie?

Because he has captured enough carbon in his folds to set global warming back a decade.
28 posted on 11/10/2013 9:24:37 PM PST by 867V309 (Obama- he's just crazy enough to do it.)
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To: fatima

It’s hard to see who can step in to beat Hillary, unless she does bow out due to health problems. I know the far left is eyeing Fauxcahantas but it’s hard to see her picking up the kind of steam Obama did in the 2008 primary.

I don’t think Christie’s a lock at all, because of the Tea Party. If the Tea Party can unify behind Cruz, including the religious and fiscal conservatives, then he has the better chance of winning I think. Romney won with the complete backing of the establishment and the overt backing or silent acquiescence of the “conservative” media, but also because the tea party opposition was totally fractured. The libertarian wing is likely to get behind Rand Paul just like they did Ron. But if everyone else focuses on Cruz instead of splits like we saw between Gingrich/Santorum/Bachmann/Cain, then we could push him to the front of the pack.


29 posted on 11/10/2013 9:28:37 PM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: markomalley

I remember a few years ago when many on FR thought Christie was the real deal - just as many jumped on Rubio’s wagon for a few nice speeches. Just goes to show that snap judgements (either pro or con) have no valid use.


30 posted on 11/11/2013 5:04:33 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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