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Christie Abandoned by Conservatives
Breitbart ^ | 2 Feb 2014 | Tony Lee

Posted on 02/03/2014 9:41:07 AM PST by SoConPubbie

Responding to embattled Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's scandals concerning "Bridgegate" and Hurricane Sandy Relief funds, conservatives have been more anti-mainstream mediaanti-President Barack Obama, and anti-Hillary Clinton than pro-Christie. 

Their support, though, has been far from enthusiastic, showing how difficult it will be for Christie to not only win the Republican presidential nomination if he becomes a candidate but to win in the general election if he gets the nomination. 

The mainstream media--and his friends at MSNBC--have turned on Christie, and conservatives have again defended an establishment Republican more than the establishment has ever defended them. Conservatives have pointed out that Christie has taken more accountability than Obama and Hillary Clinton have on Benghazi and how the mainstream media have scrutinized the "Bridgegate" scandal far more than Benghazi, which was a much more significant scandal in which a U.S. Ambassador was murdered. 

But they have not defended him as fiercely as they would someone like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) or former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Conservatives relentlessly and ferociously defended Cruz, for instance, when he was attacked as a McCarthyite and when a former roommate who is a liberal Hollywood screenwriter with an ax to grind trashed him in the mainstream press. And Palin, who is still the most liked person among Republican presidential primary voters, has arguably the fiercest supporters in politics that make thin-skinned "lamestream media" reporters want to shut off their email boxes and Twitter accounts once her supporters feel that she has been wronged or unfairly treated by the press. 

Republican establishment politicians are infamous for abandoning conservatives after they ask them to dance. Christie, though, has never even courted the Tea Party movement and the conservative base, having spent the better part of the last four years kissing up to the mainstream media

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: christie
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
 
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
 
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
 
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
 
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
 

1 posted on 02/03/2014 9:41:07 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

WHAAAAAAAA??? I don’t think so..said the Patriot!!!


2 posted on 02/03/2014 9:42:44 AM PST by Paul46360
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To: SoConPubbie

Christie Abandons Conservatives *

THERE, fixed it.


3 posted on 02/03/2014 9:42:56 AM PST by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: SoConPubbie
He was never embraced by conservatives.

He was embraced by the RINO/Democrat/media complex.

4 posted on 02/03/2014 9:43:15 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I thought it was the other way around.


5 posted on 02/03/2014 9:43:16 AM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: rightwingcrazy

Read the article.

It makes it clear that conservatives abandoning Christie was a direct result of Christie abandoning conservatives and conservatism.


6 posted on 02/03/2014 9:47:55 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

“Republican establishment politicians are infamous for abandoning conservatives after they ask them to dance. Christie, though, has never even courted the Tea Party movement and the conservative base, having spent the better part of the last four years kissing up to the mainstream media...”

...and putting his arm around Obama.


7 posted on 02/03/2014 9:48:43 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: SoConPubbie

This is why that famous “conservative” Rudy G. is now hedging his bets with fat boy.


8 posted on 02/03/2014 9:51:38 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
He was never embraced by conservatives.

He wasn't embraced by libertarians either. The only ones who seemed to support Christie were the establishment Republicans responsible for the Bush #41, Dole, McCain and Romney fiascos. He'd never bring out the social conservative vote and 2A vote in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida -- which is critical. (Because he's not a social conservative, and he doesn't support the second amendment.)

9 posted on 02/03/2014 9:51:45 AM 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: SoConPubbie

Conservatives supported Christie? When?


10 posted on 02/03/2014 9:52:39 AM PST by jch10 (John Beohner has got to be removed from the Speaker position.)
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To: SoConPubbie

How can someone never apart of .... be abandoned ?


11 posted on 02/03/2014 9:53:47 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Christie Abandoned by Conservatives

you cant abandon someone you never held as one of your own.

12 posted on 02/03/2014 9:54:00 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Christie is a clear & present danger to the world's donut supply!

Can not be trusted with a personal chef 24/7!

13 posted on 02/03/2014 9:57:33 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: SoConPubbie

Isn’t Christie the guy that wet his pants on TV after meeting with an Adulterer and Junkie named Springsteen??

No Conservative ever Liked Him.


14 posted on 02/03/2014 9:57:55 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: Sooth2222

Rudy Giuliani realized after the 2008 season that he would never be embraced by republicans outside of NY and a few other states.

Christie hasn’t realized that fact yet.


15 posted on 02/03/2014 9:58:01 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Abandoned by conservatives? Ha. He was never embraced by conservatives.

He has been abandoned by his own kind...RINOS.
In addition, not one GOP Governor has stepped up to defend him.
No House or Senate members have stepped up to defend him.


16 posted on 02/03/2014 9:59:43 AM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: TexasCajun
Christie is a clear & present danger to the world's donut supply!

so you're saying that the police lobby wont back him

17 posted on 02/03/2014 10:00:01 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“He was never embraced by conservatives.

He was embraced by the RINO/Democrat/media complex.”

NAILED IT!!


18 posted on 02/03/2014 10:04:51 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Who abandoned who.

19 posted on 02/03/2014 10:07:20 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SoConPubbie
He has never been anything but a big city RINO mouth piece. He is not a conservative that the red flyover country liked or was comfortable with.
20 posted on 02/03/2014 10:09:05 AM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: SoConPubbie

Fat boi is a Liberal DemocRat with an (R) after his name. Why would Conservatives support the loudmouth lummox?


21 posted on 02/03/2014 10:11:30 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: rightwingcrazy

How can you abandon that which was never with you?


22 posted on 02/03/2014 10:12:01 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: martin_fierro

Pay attention to the media reaction. They are using this story to put down the ENTIRE party: Eg: not backing him up + a ‘Republican” who can win. Ask Juan Williams. The fat boy got himself into this mess. It’s on him.


23 posted on 02/03/2014 10:12:38 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I don’t know that he was ever backed by conservatives. So being abandoned is moot.


24 posted on 02/03/2014 10:23:18 AM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

thank you you said it for me


25 posted on 02/03/2014 10:26:03 AM PST by brooklyn dave
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To: SoConPubbie

Any Republican is the frog while the media is always the scorpion.


26 posted on 02/03/2014 10:26:47 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: SoConPubbie

Don`t think too many of us were his supporters to begin with.


27 posted on 02/03/2014 10:27:49 AM PST by nomad
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To: Sgt_Schultze
Any Republican is the frog while the media is always the scorpion.

Where Christie is concerned, I couldn't care less.

For that matter, for any GOP-E type, I couldn't care less if the media takes them out.

More power to them.
28 posted on 02/03/2014 10:28:51 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Paul46360

Conservatism is an ideology held by conservatives. It’s solely based on the US constitution and the traditions of Western culture. It’s impossible for conservatives to abandon anyone or anything. Christie is not a conservative. If a conservative ever supported him, it was because he was a conservative. If Christie no longer has the support of conservatives, it’s because he abandoned conservatism. Anyone who supports a liberal, is by definition not a conservative.


29 posted on 02/03/2014 10:32:47 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: tips up
So being abandoned is moot

How about marooned?


30 posted on 02/03/2014 10:35:24 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: SoConPubbie

Christie was never supported by conservatives. When Kristy Kreme won the pubbie primary all the FReepers who knew him decried him as an anti-2A, pro-abortion Rino. At best conservatives were pleasantly surprised with Christie’s fiscal programs and willingness to go toe to toe with union toadies. Now he has proven to be everything the NJ FReepers said he would be and worse.


31 posted on 02/03/2014 11:03:12 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: SoConPubbie

I’ve never seen any real evidence that Christie is conservative. He is only a bit to the right of the average liberal.


32 posted on 02/03/2014 11:04:18 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SoConPubbie

If you don’t want to be abandoned by somebody, you have to avoid abandoning them in the first place.


33 posted on 02/03/2014 11:16:30 AM PST by unseelie
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To: Paul46360

Crispy has been invited to speak at CPAC. For what reason I have no idea. He may be conservative for NJ but not where I come from.


34 posted on 02/03/2014 11:39:46 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Wasn’t it he abandoned us?


35 posted on 02/03/2014 11:40:31 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Other than a few RINOs on the Hill, there weren’t any conservatives who supported him.


36 posted on 02/03/2014 12:00:38 PM PST by bgill
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To: rightwingcrazy

My thought exactly! When did conservatives EVER embrace him in the first place?


37 posted on 02/03/2014 12:03:37 PM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: SoConPubbie
Christie was never a conservative. He abandoned conservatives and conservatives have written Gov. ‘Krispy Kreme’ off as another pompous, backstabbing RINO. Bye, bye, Chrissy.
38 posted on 02/03/2014 12:04:07 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: SoConPubbie

Even Ann Coulter got off his train wreck!!!


39 posted on 02/03/2014 12:07:14 PM PST by ontap
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To: SoConPubbie
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40 posted on 02/03/2014 12:08:20 PM PST by CodeJockey (Christian, Freeper, Tea Party Member, Bitter Clinger, Creepy White Cracker)
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To: SoConPubbie

As I recall, Christie never “had” conservatives.

He is after all a Yankee.

So far, we have not heard from Tony Soprano. As goes Tony, so goes NJ


41 posted on 02/03/2014 12:10:06 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: SoConPubbie

get out the butter, Krispy is Toast!


42 posted on 02/03/2014 1:18:36 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: SoConPubbie

Christie has chosen his friends. Let his buddies in the media and the left defend him. I’m going to quietly munch on my popcorn.


43 posted on 02/04/2014 3:52:49 AM PST by BinaryBoy (RINOs: Not one dollar, not one vote.)
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To: CodeJockey

In that cartoon balloon shouldn’t the “are” be “our?” That being said I was NEVER going to vote for fat boy anyway.


44 posted on 02/04/2014 3:57:20 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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45 posted on 02/04/2014 6:16:29 AM PST by clearcarbon
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