Skip to comments.Chris Christie: ‘Dumb’ not to elect Lamar Alexander
Posted on 05/31/2014 6:51:55 AM PDT by cotton1706
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gave a full-throated endorsement to Sen. Lamar Alexanders reelection campaign on Friday, warning voters not to do anything dumb by sending someone else to Washington.
In town to headline a GOP fundraiser, Christie swooped through Alexanders Memphis campaign office to boost the pragmatic Republican senator in his primary contest against conservative challenger Joe Carr in August.
Carr responded Friday night by blasting Alexander for being so comfortable associating with someone who is the target of numerous federal investigations, a reference to Christies bridge closure scandal.
Alexander has occasionally drawn fire from the right for his dalliances with Democrats, particularly over his support for the Senates comprehensive immigration bill. No stranger to criticisms of his own bipartisan politics, Christie argued that Alexanders brand of conservatism is right for Tennessee.
He stands for conservative principles that make sense for our country, Christie said, according to a source who attended the event. If we want more people like Lamar Alexander in the United States Senate, we have got to start by keeping Lamar Alexander in the United States Senate.
Christie also bluntly warned Tennesseans against backing the tea party-inspired challenge from Carr, whose campaign has yet to pick up support among most influential conservative Washington groups but who has announced the backing of several state lawmakers in recent weeks. Another Republican, George Flinn, is also running as a platform to discuss healthcare.
We dont need people in Washington who stand for divisiveness, so lets not send anybody like that up there. Lets not start getting dumb, Christie said.
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We can certainly see what RINO wheelers and dealers want.
As a newbie in TN I don’t know much about him, but he has to have something wrong if Christie likes him.
He didn't go to sales school did he?
He’s being authentic RINO.
"We will bury all conservatives ... then America."
Interesting. When you see liberals playing the “dumb Americans” card, it usually means they’re scared. With a 3-way primary, could this portend a runoff?
NO fair, not all pudgy GOP are RINOs.
“’We dont need people in Washington who stand for divisiveness, so lets not send anybody like that up there ...,’ Christie said.”
No, we don’t want to be divisive, Doughnut Boy, so we’ll just have to give Reid, Pelosi, and Soetoro whatever they want. Carr might try to fight for smaller government and more freedom. Alexander is just the sort of compromiser you describe and certainly won’t be “divisive.”
I don’t think runoffs exist in Tennessee.
What a blowhard. Does he ever stay put in “the garden state” which looks more and more like a hellhole from my vantage point.
Please, Gov. Crisco, leave our state & go back to Jersey.
Your endorsement of Lamar only confirms your RINO status in concrete.
On your way out, why don’t you pay a friendly call at the Murfreesboro mega mosque? Your muzzie friends would love to see you.
The Republican party platform stands for divisiveness? Heck, just switch parties then Christie & co.
Wow, they make Christie sound positively dynamic, what with all the full-throated swooping and boosting.
However, an obese loudmouth Yankee calling them dumb is not just unpersuasive, it’s encouragement to run the other way, regardless of the improbably swoopy booster’s full throat, as if that particular throat has ever experienced any other condition.
Sorry about him. Anybody keeping tabs on how many runs he took to a Waffle House?
By the way, Governor Christie, if that makes them "divisive" in today's political climate, then future generations will thank them.
Read our Declaration of Independence, Governor Christie!
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?
Dontcha love it when Pols threaten you for your vote ?
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What the hell does Christie know about "conservative principles"?
Hey Christie.... shut up fat boy. Go get you a Krispy Kreme.