Skip to comments.Chris Christie Takes Veiled Shot at Ted Cruz
Posted on 04/01/2014 7:30:22 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
Its time for us as a party to stop killing each other, Christie said, according a Politico report. Im not in this business to have an academic conversation. I am not in this business to win the argument. Im in this business to win elections. And heres why because when we win elections, we get a chance to govern and we get to mold and shape the future of our state and country. When we lose, we dont.
Cruz often says to Republicans, "first you win the argument, then you win the vote," and Christie's words seem to be a direct reference to Cruz's argument that Republicans do not win national elections with watered down candidates and policies.
Though Christie said his more moderate brand of politics wins elections, that has never been the case on the national level for the GOP. Ronald Reagan won two terms running on bold conservative policies after moderate Gerald Ford lost in 1976. George H.W. Bush won in 1988 when he ran for Reagan's third term and lost in 1992 when he ran as a patrician moderate who broke his promise of "no new taxes." Bob Dole lost in 1996 as an establishment candidate while George. W. Bush won two terms with the strong support of the Evangelical base. In 2008 and 2012, Republicans nominated the candidates the mainstream press insisted had the best chance of winning the general election in John McCain and Mitt Romney, respectively, and they got smoked.
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“Lap Dancer” Christie speaks.
Then you won't win the election, I'm afraid.
Rinos are trying to kill those who want common sense.
A written cranial-rectal inversion. Charming.
Idiot Christie...chummy times with the enemy IS KILLING THE PARTY. Duh!
“It’s time to stop killing each other.”
Chris,you’ve about killed yourself with no outside help.
Christie is telling Republicans how to win elections. This from the same man who, at a critical juncture in the presidential election, helped Obama at Romney’s expense.
Christie is a fraud.
But the argument is more important than anything else in this country.
Our country IS these two documents. Everything we hold dear about our country IS THE CONSTITUTION AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE and it is 100% of the argument.
Do we want a country governed by the people, of the people, and for the people, with freedom for all, AND WILL WE FIGHT FOR IT? That is the argument. Period.
Winning elections has to be done on ideas, not personalities or coalitions or go alongs to get along. GOPe is about keeping power and being liked, for individuals. And this is all our elections often are. Americans need to be reminded WHAT AMERICA IS. It’s a CONCEPT. FREEDOM FOR ALL and true representative government. Hard to keep. Thanks, Mr. Franklin, for believing we could. I hope we can.
Enough of this guy. His side of the aisle is the one taking all the shots on conservatives and doing nothing against the real enemy of America, the Democrats. Cruz, Paul, and Walker. I have reservations about all of them but they are head and shoulders above anyone the RINOS will throw out there, and those three are certainly light years better than Hillary and any other Democrat.
I’m surprised he can even spell “academic” .I wonder if he knows what it means.
He has never struck me as being the brightest bulb in the box.
That's why I believe he instigated the bridge fiasco...it was a bully move. No subordinate would do it on his/her own....not motive.
Chris cannot pass up not being a complete jerk.
IIRC, Ted Cruz has demonstrated he can win elections.
His underlings don't defecate without him supplying the toilet paper.
So, it’s time to stop killing each other, then Fat Jerk takes a shot at Ted Cruz?
Hypocrite much, Fat Jerk?
The minute RINO boy came on Megyn Kelly’s show last night, the OFF button was pushed on my remote. I refuse to watch the gutless wonder.
Been there, done that.
He always seems like a loud-mouth bully-type to me.
[That is why I don’t buy his ‘I didn’t know anything about it’ regarding the bridge fiasco.]
Say the guy who supported Romney...the record on who ‘wins elections’ isn’t what these party drones think.
Whoever gets my vote will be the man tough enough to undo every single law and executive order of the preceding eight years before him, and to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law those that have violated their Constitutional oaths of office.
This is just wrong. Never is a long time. Within a reasonable lifetime since Truman (which makes a good parting line because of WWII and its aftermath), Eisenhower and Nixon each did it twice, Bush I & II did it (GWB twice, and those who declare GWB to be a "conservative" deserves what they got). OTOH, Nixon, Ford, Dole, McCain, and Romney all lost. So they're 7 for 12, or a bit better than half. Reagan went two for two and Goldwater lost, or two thirds, but he was the only conservative of the lot.
And who are the "we" this POS speaks of?
If past is prologue, then I don't want this POS governing, molding and shaping anything with respect to our future.
Blah. Blah. Blah. The TokyoRovian argument that we must be weak-kneed squishy moderates to win. The "conventional wisdom" of Karl that is flat out WRONG!
Just ask GOP Senators .... Mack IV(FL); Rehberg (MT); Berg (ND); Smith (PA); Allen (VA); Raese (WV); Thompson (WI); Hoekstra (MI) .... oh, wait ........
Krispy killed the entire party when he bear hugged his BFF 0commie, after Sandy.
small sample sizes and Dole, Ford and McCain were pitifully bad candidates. It’s not the ideology, it’s the person. Cruz definitely has the charisma and intelligence to win. I also think Christie can win. Also, Reagan knew how to make conservatism palatable to moderates...
With all the criminal scandals erupting about Democrats I saw that she was interviewing Christie about the lane closures. I thought: “YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!” This is pure low level moron stuff. GACK!
If he is the nominee, I will write in because I always vote; voted for McC; voted for Mitt; didn't like either, tho McC was palatable because of Sarah.
NO WAY CHRISTIE GETS THE CONSERVATIVE VOTE. The GOPe may want him to try for "moderates" and dissatisfied Dems, but they will lose more conservatives than they gain others.
What's that you say? Christie wears a veil? Does he belly dance and wear the see through jammies with thong panties?
Pudge boy better watch it. He will be unpopular everywhere but the East Coast.
If he is in the business to win, he may as well stay home.
Translation: “I may not be conservative, or even support my fellow Republicans, but the media keeps feeding my ego and making me think I’m electable, so don’t criticize me or else ‘our side’ will lose.”
What a fool.
Romney lost because the conservative base stayed home. If the Republicans run another RINO, forget it.
I did the same. Her show is slacking some. She used to have things on there that are important. Lately, the content has been uninteresting.
My husband said he wasn’t interested at all in a Christie interview. Maybe people in Jersey are, but in Indiana, we don’t care.
Christie, and hours worth of the Airplane missing with all repetitive content that we already heard all day long, has made me tune out.
Our standard-bearers can't win mandates without championing a believable and compelling vision of the future.
The men and women who were willing to sacrifice their "lives, liberty, and sacred honor" for a cause greater than themselves understood that nobility of purpose, plain-spoken rebellion against government power, and sometimes fiery defense of liberty were the only qualities which would convince citizens to join them in their cause!
That Declaration of Independence, if properly presented to citizens today, given the bold attacks on its premises by so-called "progressives," is just as revolutionary in 2014 as it was in 1776, and most people could recognize similarities between its claims and our current state of affairs.
Back in February 2010, George Weigel delivered a paper at the first international Jean-Marie Lustiger symposium containing this observation: ". . . the challenge we face today is to recognize, with John Paul II and Cardinal Lustiger, that Europe (and indeed the entire West) is suffering from a false story about itself, and about the relationship of biblical religion to its formation and its history.
America, in particular, has allowed the so-called "progressive" movement to effectively erase from its collective memory the remarkable foundation of ideas which produced the season of liberty it enjoyed for over 200 years. It, too, has embraced a "false story about itself," because of that censorship.
Technology has now outpaced these censors, however, and what has been erased can be instantly restored, with the click of a mouse.
Is Divine Providence at work to outwit the enemies of liberty? The collection of thinkers and liberty lovers who appeared at the same time on the same relatively small area of land in America in the late 1700's were able to write and speak the ideas of liberty, derived from centuries of wisdom literature, and to capsulize those ideas in documents which, if relied upon today, could continue to expand liberty and prosperity.
As stated above, their ideas are just as revolutionary today as they were then, and they are accessible in a way never possible before.
John Quincy Adams enumerated the nation's noble history in his "Jubilee Address" in NYC and concluded with this admonition:
"Fellow-citizens, the ark of your covenant is the Declaration of independence. Your Mount Ebal, is the confederacy of separate state sovereignties, and your Mount Gerizim is the Constitution of the United States. In that scene of tremendous and awful solemnity, narrated in the Holy Scriptures, there is not a curse pronounced against the people, upon Mount Ebal, not a blessing promised them upon Mount Gerizim, which your posterity may not suffer or enjoy, from your and their adherence to, or departure from, the principles of the Declaration of Independence, practically interwoven in the Constitution of the United States. Lay up these principles, then, in your hearts, and in your souls - bind them for signs upon your hands, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes - teach them to your children, speaking of them when sitting in your houses, when walking by the way, when lying down and when rising up - write them upon the doorplates of your houses, and upon your gates - cling to them as to the issues of life - adhere to them as to the cords of your eternal salvation. So may your children's children at the next return of this day of jubilee, after a full century of experience under your national Constitution, celebrate it again in the full enjoyment of all the blessings recognized by you in the commemoration of this day, and of all the blessings promised to the children of Israel upon Mount Gerizim, as the reward of obedience to the law of God." here
What President, Senator, or Congressman today has the courage to declare what this man who served under that Constitution in many capacities, including as President and, until his death, as Congressman declared in New York City on that day in 1839?
Might it be Ted Cruz?
What would Crispy know about being a republican?
Krispy: so ... you will friend me on FaceBook now ... right?!
Hussein: um ... uh ... yeah, my people will get back to you on that ....
It’s common knowledge that New Jersey is mafia central thus there are certain and necessary criteria one has to possess in order to be governor of that state
What you get is a chance to funnel more money to your cronies.
“Its time for us as a party to stop killing each other,”
Translation: We RINOS can be as nasty as anything, but conservatives must be singled out for rocking the boat.
Im not in this business to have an academic conversation. I am not in this business to win the argument. Im in this business to win elections.
“And heres why because when we win elections, we get a chance to govern and we get to mold and shape the future of our state and country. When we lose, we dont.”
And running RINO’s for national office is a guaranteed loss. See Dole, McCain and Romney. What part of RINO does Christie not understand?
If that’s not the look of love (in Krispy’s eyes), I don’t know what is.
Krispy’s angry tone, in his Las Vegas speech, is understandable. He’s a lover scorned.
Fat boi is DOA at the voting booths outside his corrupt NJ.
2016: Let’s Win, Just Because
Quote from Krispie Kream about two years from now: “I can’t believe I’m losing to this guy!”
You can Call Christie a lot of things, but gutless isn't one of them. ;-)