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Gov. Christie: Gingrich ‘Has Been An Embarrassment To The Party’
Mediaite ^ | 1/22/12 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 01/22/2012 9:55:44 AM PST by Nachum

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared on Meet the Press today to do damage control for Mitt Romney and to explain why Newt Gingrich would not be an ideal Republican nominee despite his strong victory in South Carolina last night. He claimed that Gingrich’s past actions have embarrassed the Republican party, and Mitt Romney was more suited to be the nominee because of his record and how he conducted himself in office as opposed to Gingrich.

David Gregory asked Christie to explain what about Newt Gingrich’s politics or his character disqualified him from being the Republican nominee against President Obama. Christie suggested that Gingrich was too much like Obama, and “we don’t need another legislator in the Oval Office.” He reminded Gregory that Obama jumped directly from a position as a legislator to the presidency, making the argument that executive experience was vitally important for the next president to draw a stark contrast with how Obama has governed.

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KEYWORDS: chrischristie; christie; embarrassment; fatmanchristie; gingrich; newt; newtwinsscprimary; party
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Gov. Christie, stay in office another decade or two and get back to us on that 'embarrassment' thing.
1 posted on 01/22/2012 9:55:50 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Gov Christie’s gluttony is an embarrassment.


2 posted on 01/22/2012 9:58:17 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Nachum

obama-lapdog-yelping-alert.


3 posted on 01/22/2012 9:58:25 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty.)
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To: Nachum

Christie is a conservative by NJ standards. That is to say, not a flaming liberal.


4 posted on 01/22/2012 9:58:46 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Nachum

Sayeth the rino.


5 posted on 01/22/2012 9:59:00 AM PST by paintriot (Newt 2012 & 2016 Thinking long term!)
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To: Nachum

Losing respect for the RINO from NJ.


6 posted on 01/22/2012 9:59:20 AM PST by greatvikingone
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To: Nachum
Governor....stupid move.

Good Move: Join weight watchers!!

7 posted on 01/22/2012 9:59:40 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

Awwwwww, does the godfather of illiteracy see his VP hopes flying out the window? I think so.

Shut-up Christies, you are the biggest embarrassment of all. Endorsing a raider in the hopes of future earmarks or position is not the way to go anymore.


8 posted on 01/22/2012 9:59:50 AM PST by mardi59 (Newt brings hope, and change is coming. 2012!!)
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To: Nachum

Chris Christie drives the golf cart for the country club Republicans.


9 posted on 01/22/2012 10:00:04 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nachum

RHINO has been. Just a loud mouth with a sharp tongue.


10 posted on 01/22/2012 10:00:53 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: blueunicorn6

“Chris, hand me my 5 iron.”


11 posted on 01/22/2012 10:00:53 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nachum

The supposed ‘Ethics’ violationn were largely a witch-hun/payback for Gingrich runninng the dirt on Wright who had the abusive book deal and other schemes he had used for years. I would like a good analysis of those chages and the entire history of that investigation — perhaps by a FReeper. Anyone know a good link?


12 posted on 01/22/2012 10:01:01 AM PST by KC Burke (Newton's New First Law, Repeal and Restore!)
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To: Nachum

Newt Gingrich should shine on the GOP and start the Tea Party.

It’s time!


13 posted on 01/22/2012 10:01:34 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Nachum

Pot, meet kettle.


14 posted on 01/22/2012 10:01:54 AM PST by teenyelliott (Obama warned if he loses the election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance)
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To: Nachum

Gov. Christie: Gingrich ‘Has Been An Embarrassment To The [Rockefeller Wing of the] Party’

There, fixed the headline.
15 posted on 01/22/2012 10:02:46 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Virginia GOP: Romney's favorite butt boys)
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To: Nachum

Never did like Christie. Loud mouth blow hard.


16 posted on 01/22/2012 10:03:06 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Nachum

All this talk of ‘the party’ is very Communist Politburo sounding.

‘The party’ has served up Ford, Dole, Bush 41, Bush 43, and McCain. What allegiance or respect do we, including Gingrich, owe them?

Let us not forget that after Gingrich’s political assassination that the so-called GOP Congress was in competition with Monica Lewinsky for granting favors to Bill Clinton.


17 posted on 01/22/2012 10:03:24 AM PST by relictele (Green energy is neither)
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To: blueunicorn6
“Chris, hand me my 5 iron iron my shirt.”

Sorry, couldn't resist.

18 posted on 01/22/2012 10:03:57 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Nachum

Chris Christie, like many “fiscal” conservatives, is nothing more than a liberal who hates paying taxes.


19 posted on 01/22/2012 10:04:35 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: sanjuanbob

Newt isn’t exactly the skinniest guy in the world you know.


20 posted on 01/22/2012 10:04:46 AM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: Nachum

****David Gregory asked Christie to explain what about Newt Gingrich’s politics or his character disqualified him from being the Republican nominee...****

And Christie obliged.

Newt is the only individual with character and qualifications to answer questions from the Marxist media.


21 posted on 01/22/2012 10:05:10 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: Nachum

We need to start a list of people who have revealed themselves to be for sale or already purchased. I’ll start:

Chris Christie
Nikki Haley
Britt Hume
Karl Rove
Ann Coulter

Feel free to add more...


22 posted on 01/22/2012 10:06:25 AM PST by Ron/GA
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To: Nachum
I had some respect for Christie and his style of dealing with reporters, now FUCC, just another Rino tool.
23 posted on 01/22/2012 10:06:53 AM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Nachum; All

Been going through some of this mornings Tweets.

MAN, THE LEFT IS ANGRY!!

From Alternet: Gingrich (and Race-Baiting) Wins in South Carolina

D.L. Hughley: This not Steel sharpening Steel it’s mean sharpening Hate!

Clyburn Says Newt Gingrich Is Using Coded Racial Language


24 posted on 01/22/2012 10:07:01 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Nachum

Well...the prediction that the establishment would start to unload on Newt is coming to pass...and pretty quick too.


25 posted on 01/22/2012 10:07:13 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: Nachum; All

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And we’re supposed to lend and credence to what this fat, muzzie loving slob says?

Christie goes berserk after being criticized for appointment of Muslim judge:

“Sharia Law has nothing to do with this at all, it’s crazy!” he cried. “The guy is an American citizen!” He concluded that the “Sharia Law business is just crap… and I’m tried of dealing with the crazies,” adding with disgust and frustration that “it’s just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background.”
Chris Christie

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/chris-christie-lashes-out-at-crazies-after-appointing-muslim-judge-the-sharia-law-business-is-just-crap/

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26 posted on 01/22/2012 10:07:23 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: blueunicorn6
Chris Christie drives the golf cart for the country club Republicans.

I didn't know they retrofitted the golf carts with the Volt's Litium Ion Batteries? :-)...

27 posted on 01/22/2012 10:07:52 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Nachum

Another Bloomberg republican heard from!


28 posted on 01/22/2012 10:08:07 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Nachum

King David was also an embarrassment but look at all the good that our Creator did through him.


29 posted on 01/22/2012 10:08:58 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Nachum
This is the sort of garbage that will hand Obama another four years in office. Sometimes I can't help but believe that is exactly what the RINOs and country club Repubs want. They get to keep their gold plated congressional health care plans, a steady and ever-increasing paycheque, all the perks of office, and best of all, no flak catching by remaining in second place (first losers).
30 posted on 01/22/2012 10:10:49 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: taildragger

That, is a good one.


31 posted on 01/22/2012 10:11:09 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: COBOL2Java
"Gov. Christie: Gingrich ‘Has Been An Embarrassment To The [Rockefeller Wing of the] Party’.

It is fast becoming the Bloomberg wing!

32 posted on 01/22/2012 10:11:19 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Nachum
"Gov. Christie: Gingrich ‘Has Been An Embarrassment To The Party"

The party has been acting like a bunch of socialist boot licking lemmings for decades now and this "embarrassment" is a bad thing for Newt? Hello!...ring-a-ding-ding is now a ring-tone.

33 posted on 01/22/2012 10:11:28 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Ron/GA

Mark Steyn
George Will
George Bush Sr


34 posted on 01/22/2012 10:11:49 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: mardi59

Christie has thought the die was cast by the RHINO establishment and thus the reason he kept saying he was not ready. He was at least right about that.

I hope this is the start of a true anti-establishment, meaning anti-RHINO, rout. Someone said this may be the last Republican President. I certainly hope it is the first non-RHINO, non-milk toast, non-mealy mouthed, non-ankle grabbing, non-demorat lap dog and SUCCESSFUL conservative President of the modern era and first of a long succession of the same. I doubt it though, the country is too polarized and is teetering on the brink of civil war. A President who executes meaningful conservative reforms will probably kick the country over the edge. The entitlement class will not easily give up.


35 posted on 01/22/2012 10:11:52 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

That’s OK. It’s true.


36 posted on 01/22/2012 10:12:05 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nachum

Everything Christie said I impute to Romney. Newt came across as classy, Romney came across as vindictive.


37 posted on 01/22/2012 10:12:29 AM PST by DManA
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To: Nachum
The "embarrassment" to the Republican Party occurred after Newt Gingrich left the Congress.


38 posted on 01/22/2012 10:12:39 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Ron/GA

Chris Christie
Nikki Haley
Britt Hume
Karl Rove
Ann Coulter

Neil Cavuto
Glenn Beck


39 posted on 01/22/2012 10:13:36 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Nachum

Poor little Mittens...

Someone should stand up and protect the poor little guy!!!

GTF out of the race Willard...


40 posted on 01/22/2012 10:14:20 AM PST by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: Sequoyah101
I came to that same realization this morning.

s the start of a true anti-establishment, meaning anti-RHINO, rout

I haven't completely abandoned Romney but he will need to show me he repudiates utterly the North Eastern Elites and everything they stand for.

41 posted on 01/22/2012 10:15:05 AM PST by DManA
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To: blueunicorn6
Chris Christie drives the golf cart for the country club Republicans.

OUCH! LOL

Someone upthread said that he sees the VP slot slipping away. That would make sense.

42 posted on 01/22/2012 10:16:18 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Nachum
Hey Christie, where is the 2nd Amendment in New Jersey??
43 posted on 01/22/2012 10:16:40 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: brownsfan

No, Scott Garrett is a Conservative by NJ standards, Chris Christie is your typical RINO!


44 posted on 01/22/2012 10:16:45 AM PST by JSDude1
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To: Ron/GA

Megyn Kelly


45 posted on 01/22/2012 10:17:07 AM PST by GrandmaPatriot
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To: Nachum

The ability of Barak Obama to win election over the Republican doyens is the defining embarrassment of our times.

All who side with them now risk electoral lynching at the hands of furious conservative Republicans.

Ultimately, being called “racist” is not as shameful as the ignominy of what race-baiters will make you bow down before to avoid it.


46 posted on 01/22/2012 10:18:15 AM PST by papertyger
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To: blueunicorn6

He can’t fit in a golf cart.


47 posted on 01/22/2012 10:18:17 AM PST by bramps
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To: Nachum

“Christie suggested that Gingrich was too much like Obama, and “we don’t need another legislator in the Oval Office.”

What a laugh that is and a ridiculous statement. I would say Romney Care and Obama Care is too much like Obama. Newt has never done anything legislatively like Obama has. Come on Christie I hope you are better than that. That was pretty lame.


48 posted on 01/22/2012 10:18:42 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: tcrlaf; All

MORE TWEETS:

Marc Sobel: Newt Gingrich: Lone Wolf, Loose Cannon

Don Millard: Newt Gingrich thinks OLIVER TWIST is an economic model.

Abril Joy (Comedian): Newt Gingrich wins South Carolina, husbands across America demand open marriages. ...

Newt Gingrich: The Devil’s Choice for President of the United States

Ann Coulter: ‘With Newt Gingrich you throw out the baby and keep the bath water

Daily Kos: Newt Gingrich, the Great Racial Uniter

Newt Gingrich uses the lie that president Obama is a “Welfare” President and the facts do not back that up.

#thingsyouneverwanttohearyourmothersaying “Your father and I are canvassing for the Gingrich campaign in FL.”

Jimmy Bellamy (Comedian): Newt Gingrich kind of looks like the fat kid who uses the Taser in “The Hangover.”

Santorum calls Gingrich ‘erratic,’ a ‘very high-risk candidate’

THE LONG KNIVES ARE COMING OUT FOLKS...


49 posted on 01/22/2012 10:19:17 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: nikos1121
By my memory, Mark Steyn's objections to Newt Gingrich are based on the same reservations many of us have here on FR.

Steyn is the anti-RINO. Newt Gingrich would do well to listen to his concerns.

50 posted on 01/22/2012 10:23:19 AM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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