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How Chris Christie Can Save His Career
National Journal ^ | January 9, 2014 | Ron Fournier

Posted on 01/09/2014 3:46:04 PM PST by Biggirl

Since 1992, when Bill Clinton moderated the Democratic Party's image by criticizing a hip-hop artist for her racially incendiary comments, politicians have searched for their "Sister Souljah moment" – when a candidate takes what appears to be a brave stand against extremes in their party.

In 2000, George W. Bush caricaturized conservative jurist Robert Bork in an attempt to appear more compassionate than the GOP brand. That same year, Republican presidential candidate John McCain demonized the far right's "agents of intolerance." Eight years later, Sen. Barack Obama distanced himself from his own pastor, calling Jeremiah Wright's racially charged comments "a bunch of rants that aren't grounded in the truth."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: bridgegate; bush; christie; clinton; newjerseyfatman
Gov. Christie trying not to sink.
1 posted on 01/09/2014 3:46:04 PM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl
Throw him a rope....whoops...he missed it...

He's done.

2 posted on 01/09/2014 3:47:28 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Biggirl

Become a democrat.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 3:49:39 PM PST by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: Biggirl

That Rino is finished.
Why haven’t all the Rino’s come to his defense?

Where are all the Rino’s?


4 posted on 01/09/2014 3:50:41 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: All

To be HONEST, you can stick a fork in, he is cooked.


5 posted on 01/09/2014 3:51:50 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Track9

I was thinking that too.


6 posted on 01/09/2014 3:55:01 PM PST by uncitizen (Obama said 'period', but he meant 'asterisk'.)
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To: Biggirl


7 posted on 01/09/2014 3:55:09 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Biggirl

Remember when being a politician wasn’t a career?


8 posted on 01/09/2014 3:56:21 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: JudyinCanada

Barely, but I do.


9 posted on 01/09/2014 3:57:29 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

How he can save his career?? Easy - Wait 6 months. If the MSM will cover for you (and they will for Christie right up until he gets the nomination) then there is nothing that is career ending in politics today. Marion Barry - Smoke Crack - Go to prison - Get elected mayor again. Eliot Spitzer - Visit Whores - Resign - Get High profile and high paying cable news gig. Timothy Geitner - Don’t pay your taxes - Get name Treasury Secretary. The media are tools and the electorate are fools - Ted Kennedy could kill Mary Jo and still be President if he were born one generation later.


10 posted on 01/09/2014 4:01:49 PM PST by azcap (Who is John Galt ? www.conservativeshirts.com)
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To: Biggirl

His best chance is to keep his butt in New Jersey!


11 posted on 01/09/2014 4:01:53 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (His best hope is to keep his butt in New Jersy)
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To: Biggirl

Fat boi is a pathetic liar.


12 posted on 01/09/2014 4:09:48 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: uncitizen

He could also start talking about how great obamacare is.. or has he done that already..?


13 posted on 01/09/2014 4:10:47 PM PST by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: Track9

Bingo! You nailed it!


14 posted on 01/09/2014 4:11:32 PM PST by Thom Pain
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To: tennmountainman

Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes: Where Are All My Friends?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62zhnJuYeOQ


15 posted on 01/09/2014 4:30:40 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Biggirl
The honeymoon must be over:


16 posted on 01/09/2014 4:31:14 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: azcap

What nomination? Christie is DONE.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 4:36:14 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: tennmountainman
Why haven’t all the Rino’s come to his defense?

Rush: RINOs Stampede Away from Christie

18 posted on 01/09/2014 4:39:33 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

That answers my question. Nothing quite like Rino’s on the Run.


19 posted on 01/09/2014 4:42:02 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: azcap

It depends on whether Hillary wants to run against him. If she does, then after a brief time in the wilderness, the Democrats will sound the all clear to the media and he’ll be resurrected. If she wants to run against Jeb, then he’ll soon be relegated to the ash bin of political history as a one-hit-wonder GOPe also ran.


20 posted on 01/09/2014 4:43:55 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Track9

Hell. I already thought that he was one of “them”.


21 posted on 01/09/2014 4:47:02 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: VRWC For Truth
Fat boi is a pathetic liar.

I listened to the 107 minute press conference. He is an excellent liar, in a profession known for its liars. I doubt Obama or Bill Clinton could have done as well.

As for his future plans, unless there is an electronic trail that leads straight to his desk, I don't see this ending it. I doubt he sends text messages.

His fingers would be too fat.

22 posted on 01/09/2014 4:51:42 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Biggirl
(D)

23 posted on 01/09/2014 4:56:55 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Biggirl
Gov. Chris “Krispy Kreme” Christie could “grow” in office and morph into a Democrat! Democrats are never held accountable for anything. Felony convictions are resume enhancements.
24 posted on 01/09/2014 5:40:31 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: MasterGunner01

I still can’t figure out how closing the GW bridge is payback for a Mayor who wronged the Governor. Anywhere in Virginia, road problems /lane shutdowns/heavy traffic always results in finger pointing towards Richmond - e.g. - the State government and not local officials. Also, isn’t the bridge a part of the major interstate system to New York? Was the Mayor personally on the bridge when this occurred and had to sit in traffic? I am totally out of the loop on this.


25 posted on 01/09/2014 6:04:03 PM PST by TeddyRay
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To: TeddyRay

I really don’t understand it either, but now the NYT and MSM have decided that Christie will be the GOP presidential candidate and it’s their mission to destroy him. What will the GOP do? Run away, run away! To say that the collective GOP leadership amounts to cowardice is a gross insult to cowards everywhere.


26 posted on 01/09/2014 6:10:22 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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lemme guess, gay marriage, global warming, windmills?

Chinese light bulbs?

I KNEW IT !!!


27 posted on 01/09/2014 6:53:04 PM PST by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: Biggirl

Why is this liberal hack “reporter” trying to help Fatboy save his career? Hmmmmmmm . . .


28 posted on 01/09/2014 7:06:38 PM PST by Baladas
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To: Biggirl

Why would we want to save it. He was the RINO’s big hope in 2016. Kind of clears the field out for a serious candidate.


29 posted on 01/09/2014 9:22:09 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Biggirl

To good news is that Christie is toast....

The bad news is, that clears the way for Jeb.


30 posted on 01/09/2014 9:25:03 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

“To good news is that Christie is toast....

The bad news is, that clears the way for Jeb.”

Neither.

Look for a canidiate with TP leanings and the movement itself to take to GOP.


31 posted on 01/10/2014 3:13:13 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: ModelBreaker

You got it.


32 posted on 01/10/2014 3:13:37 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: COBOL2Java

Neither Hillary or Christie are going to run.


33 posted on 01/10/2014 3:15:06 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: TeddyRay

GWB is owned by PANYNJ, who’s administrators are appointed by the Governors of NY and NJ. This involved an administrator that was appointed by Christie.


34 posted on 01/10/2014 3:33:54 AM PST by Clemenza (Lurking)
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