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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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51 posted on 01/22/2012 10:23:44 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Nachum
GWKOOLAID
52 posted on 01/22/2012 10:23:56 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: sanjuanbob
Chris Christie
Nikki Haley
Britt Hume
Karl Rove
Ann Coulter
Neil Cavuto
Glenn Beck

Are these numbskulls blind and not see what happened to John McCain in the last election? Romney is just as bad or worse!

Is there really any question if Romney gets nominated Obama will have a second term?

53 posted on 01/22/2012 10:23:58 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: patriot08

versus Newt:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMvQ95ftvYI


54 posted on 01/22/2012 10:25:03 AM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: Nachum

What?! Is he insane?


55 posted on 01/22/2012 10:25:08 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: sanjuanbob

Christie does look like the guy who ate all the pie stores in Boston doesn’t he.


56 posted on 01/22/2012 10:25:50 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

Hey Christie! Maybe if you ran, instead of sticking up to Mr. Plasticman, you would have led your RINO wing to victory. But you decided to stay home and now all you can do is just sit there and watch Newt because Mitt just doesn’t have what it takes.


57 posted on 01/22/2012 10:29:18 AM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: muawiyah

Christie is morbidly obese. I think he weighs around 400 pounds.


58 posted on 01/22/2012 10:29:55 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Nachum

Hey, Chris, Ann Coulter will be right over to rub your feet.


59 posted on 01/22/2012 10:31:27 AM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
It is fast becoming the Bloomberg wing!

Good point. The young folks may not be as familiar with old Nelson...


Side note: College buddy of mine once said that back when he was a kid he shook Rockefeller's hand. Said all he remembered was his yellow teeth.
60 posted on 01/22/2012 10:33:09 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Virginia GOP: Romney's favorite butt boys)
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To: blueunicorn6
The country clubbers are pretty much the folks who provide structure to the Republican party. There are those who claim the Young Republicans put the boots on the ground, but these other guys you are disparaging, the country clubbers, provide us the same element of organization that's provided by unions, trial lawyers and captive industries (e.g. abortion) to the Democrats.

The Knights of Columbus used to be reliable elements of the Democrat party working structure. These days I would imagine you find a number of their top officers more likely within the ranks of the country clubbers.

When you want to badmouth leftwingtards do so. If you don't like the party's apparatus, name the people who you disagree with. This class blame stuff doesn't cut it. We, in fact, like rich people.

61 posted on 01/22/2012 10:33:48 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Ron/GA
Feel free to add more...

Bill Kristol-nacht

Dana peperoni

ex-congress critter-bitch molinari

62 posted on 01/22/2012 10:34:26 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: Yossarian
By my memory, Mark Steyn's objections to Newt Gingrich are based on the same reservations many of us have here on FR.

Haven't you heard? We're not allowed to deviate one iota from prevailing FR orthodoxy. Pretty soon the list of people who are considered "RINO's" or worse will be, oh, about 300,000,000 or so. Just sayin...

63 posted on 01/22/2012 10:35:36 AM PST by Wolfstar ('The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.' Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: Sequoyah101

Ditto!

ALL incumbents must go!


64 posted on 01/22/2012 10:38:12 AM PST by mardi59 (Newt brings hope, and change is coming. 2012!!)
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To: Ron/GA

Bolton!


65 posted on 01/22/2012 10:38:33 AM PST by SweetCaroline (He is the Antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son. 1-John 2:22)
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To: PowderMonkey
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.

You are right, but drawing the wrong conclusion. This is a war on ALL elected professional politician of both parties. The choice has narrowed to the "least bad" from the choices we have been dealt.

These professional politicians and their hidden financial supporters fear the Tea Party movement more than Dracula fears garlic.

That is why the "extreme right wing Tea Party" is credited with polluting the "purity" of the Republicans, by Wasserman Schultz (Weiner light) overtly, and the establishment "Conservative Republicans" covertly.

The elected Establishment of both parties created our national crisis and, short of armed revolution, only they can reverse it. As voters, all we can do is erase all the (D) and (R) from our ballots and elect or dump politicians as often as necessary until the right people, with the right backbones, begin solving the problems.

Good luck blaming the Tea Party; it has no leadership, no "Big Dogs" fighting for a lifetime of bennies, and mouthing platitudes. The productive electorate, all of it has finally seen the problem, and they all better be afraid; very afraid.

66 posted on 01/22/2012 10:39:03 AM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Nachum
Christie suggested that Gingrich was too much like Obama

Compared to Romney!?!

Somebody put acid in the donuts.

67 posted on 01/22/2012 10:39:57 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Nachum

Well after coming out for Mitt, he has to say that. The press might be overplaying this a bit as well. Chris says a lot of things.


68 posted on 01/22/2012 10:39:57 AM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Ron/GA

Feel free to add more...
************
Hugh Hewett
Mark Steyn
Glen Beck


69 posted on 01/22/2012 10:40:08 AM PST by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: Wolfstar

“Pretty soon the list of people who are considered “RINO’s” or worse will be, oh, about 300,000,000 or so. Just sayin...”

Shhhh... there’s serious purification going on here. You’re spoiling the fun.


70 posted on 01/22/2012 10:40:34 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Wolfstar

Amazing. The very suggestion that Steyn is ANY sort of RINO shows an Orwellian wave of Newspeak has finally swept through.


71 posted on 01/22/2012 10:40:55 AM PST by magritte ( "Welcome to Stepford.")
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To: NELSON111
Well...the prediction that the establishment would start to unload on Newt is coming to pass...and pretty quick too.

Yes and once again the establishment goes harder after a fellow Republican then they have ever gone after Obama. It's as though they want to say these or similar things about Obama, but think it would be too risky, and so they can't wait to unload on a safer target; ie, on one that the media won't at al mind them attacking. And as with so many things in America today, it all comes down to the media and to too many politicians supposedly on our side who feel compelled to go out of their way to avoid antagonizing the media too much.

In the end, they fear the media more than they fear us getting sick and tired of their groveling ways. Yet more reason why we need someone like Gingrich to shake up the status quo and that's what has the status quoers striking out in anger, for they know Gingrich in power would mean many of them out of power.

72 posted on 01/22/2012 10:41:18 AM PST by Humbug (the media rule the world and they know it....they are our true foe, not the puppet in the WH)
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To: Nachum

So Christie the RINO took his Elephant disguise off..
Hes showing the horn on his nose..

I love honesty.. even of feigned..


73 posted on 01/22/2012 10:41:39 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: nikos1121
I'm afraid you overeached with Mark Steyn.

See ya!

74 posted on 01/22/2012 10:41:53 AM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: DManA

The worst thing to happen to Romney is the blatant bias of the elites on display. If they would have left it alone he would have been better off.


75 posted on 01/22/2012 10:41:53 AM PST by Bayou Dittohead
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To: Yossarian
Incredible how some Republicans reject the idea of having a fiscally sound federal budget.

It would appear real fiscal Conservatives are the only ones who back Newt.

76 posted on 01/22/2012 10:41:56 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: USS Alaska

Kristol has never jumped on the Romney bandwagon. He’s been pushing other candidates the whole time. Kristol never said Romney had it wrapped up or anything and kept mentioning how things were still wide open. Kristol wrote a piece this morning giving credit to Sarah Palin for giving Newt her approval and the impact it had in SC, down by 12 before she said it, wins by 12 after she said it.

the other two you mention yes, but Kristol is no shill for Romney.


77 posted on 01/22/2012 10:42:05 AM PST by jeltz25
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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.””

Is that the BEST that Christie can do? How TOTALLY LAME.

And by the way, one can argue, I think, that being Speaker of the House is as much Executive work as it is legislative - especially with all those RINOs constantly trying to undercut you.


78 posted on 01/22/2012 10:43:20 AM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: Nachum

Looking deeply into my crystal ball, I predict a bright future for Christie with the Media Corpse, if he continues along this line


79 posted on 01/22/2012 10:44:48 AM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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>> Christie suggested that Gingrich was too much like Obama, and “we don’t need another legislator in the Oval Office.”

Why so anxious, Christie?


80 posted on 01/22/2012 10:46:32 AM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: Publius6961

Don’t think so. He’s written several article blasting Newt. If he’s coming back to him, then fine...

Mark Levin is another one who has provided a luke warm response.

I’ve found that people who dislike Newt haven’t listened to him. They have the old Newt in their mind. Fair enough.

But all I ask is give the guy another chance.

Look at Ann Coulter. Newt is the embodiment of what she’s asked for in a republican candidate. He goes after the press. He goes after the Muslims... He goes after Obama etc.

She has ear plugs in because she’s deaf to anything he says...

HEY ANN, NEWT ALMOST RAN THE TABLE IN A VERY CONSERVATIVE STATE. YOU’RE GUY DID NOTHING...NEWT EVEN HAD MORE MARRIED WOMEN VOTING FOR HIM... INDEPENDENTS...YOUNG PEOPLE, OLE PEOPLE ETC....

Hey, Ann. Wake up. Find some way to get back into the fold.


81 posted on 01/22/2012 10:47:40 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Nachum

One good thing here. If Newt does make it to the White House, Christie will not be on his short list for either VP or Cabinet.

Thank you CC.


82 posted on 01/22/2012 10:47:53 AM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: ari-freedom; All

“No court anywhere in the United States will be allowed to replace American law with Sharia”
Newt Gingrich

“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/


83 posted on 01/22/2012 10:48:27 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: DTogo
Hey Christie, where is the 2nd Amendment in New Jersey??

You got that right. He likes to represent himself as pro gun. That is a bold faced lie. Check out his voting record and the truth will jump off the page.
No person can become president without carrying a chunk of fly over country into the electoral college. His record of voting for incremental gun control will eviscerate any national campaign he can muster. Christie needs to go home and find another donut. Talk to the closet socialists who support you but leave free Americans out of your political propaganda screams.

84 posted on 01/22/2012 10:48:35 AM PST by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: Nachum

Can’t imagine a more thankless and hopeless job than doing damage control for Mitt Romney... oh wait... thought of one worse...Press Secretary for Obama...


85 posted on 01/22/2012 10:49:19 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: GrandmaPatriot

Megyn Kelly has changed...alot. Her true colors are starting to show.


86 posted on 01/22/2012 10:50:07 AM PST by mardi59 (Newt brings hope, and change is coming. 2012!!)
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To: All

Message to Chrissy Hissy Christie...

STFU

fatass


87 posted on 01/22/2012 10:51:28 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: sanjuanbob

That gun grabbing RINO has little room to talk. He was OK with the NYC mosque and hired a sharia muslim to be a judge in NJ. He apparently does not have the will power to reduce his weight so that he is not life threateningly obese and he wants to take pot shots at Newt. I don’t think so.


88 posted on 01/22/2012 10:53:32 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: tcrlaf
Calling Jim Robinson...
The rats and cockroaches are coming out from under their rocks in increasing numbers.

And they apparently didn't get your memo of Jan 20...

NOTICE to leftists, RINOs, establishment types, bots and trolls

89 posted on 01/22/2012 10:55:18 AM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: patriot08
Christie's ignorance of Islam will undoubtedly get him killed some day.

The deal is Moslems believe the Koran is a copy of a perfect document kept in Heaven. Because of that belief (Koranic inerrancy) they believe that all civil and criminal codes as well as court judgments must be made within the framework of the Koran and consistent with the Hadiths (the further words and events of the Prophet and his Disciples).

Those who argue that the Sharia is garbage ~ I think Christie just did that ~ put themselves in the same category as those who desecrate the Koran and those who insult Allah and Islam.

There's no coming back from that one.

The Moslem he just appointed to the court now has a moral obligation to Islam and to Allah to kill Christie.

That's where those one-man jihad attacks come from.

90 posted on 01/22/2012 10:55:51 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: KC Burke

Special Counsel James M. Cole concluded that Gingrich violated federal tax law and had lied to the ethics panel in an effort to force the committee to dismiss the complaint against him. The full committee panel did not agree whether tax law had been violated and left that issue up to the IRS.[68] In 1999, the IRS cleared the organizations connected with the “Renewing American Civilization” courses under investigation for possible tax violations.[69]

That buried way down in the deeps of:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt_Gingrich


91 posted on 01/22/2012 10:55:51 AM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: Wolfstar

Go back and read some of the threads from just a couple of months ago, even a month ago. A lot of people here hated Gingrich, hated his stand on immigration, said he was a progressive and a liberal and a RINO. He sat with Nancy Pelosi, etc. Now, he is the only “true” conservative and Republican in the race. Just take this place for what it is and it’s pretty enjoyable actually.


92 posted on 01/22/2012 10:56:07 AM PST by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: DManA

To each his own but Romney is as shallow as a sheet of paper. Another Scott Brown pretty boy. If you gather I don’t like pretty boys you would be right. They usually look good, smell good, smile well, are overtly friendly and covertly ruthless. They are more interested in what it takes to make their competition look bad than they are in doing the right thing for everyone to succeed.

Don’t get me wrong, Romney is bright, ambitious and successful but he is without principles. This has aided him in being successful in his chosen field.

I’ve dealt with Romney’s type for decades in business. I don’t trust them at all and when I give them benefit of doubt I usually regret it. I’ll take a scrapper with a good heart and sound principles that he will stand by no matter what, even if I disagree with some of them, every time. At least I know what I have to deal with when a man honestly states his position.


93 posted on 01/22/2012 10:56:18 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Publius6961

Actually, I think Steyn is right on the money as a RINO.

Talks a big game in his book but he is a Romney drifter.


94 posted on 01/22/2012 10:58:07 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: patriot08
“Sharia Law has nothing to do with this at all, it’s crazy!” he cried. “The guy is an American citizen!”

This guy's entire name is an oxymoron.

He clearly has no clue that just as "Republicans" can be RINOs, citizens can be CINOs Citizens In Name Only, undermining the very foundations of the Republic, and using our own Constitution to defeat us.

95 posted on 01/22/2012 11:01:57 AM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Nachum

Keep burning those bridges Governor. We want to make sure that Republicans around the country understand that talking tough sometimes doesn’t a conservative make.


96 posted on 01/22/2012 11:02:20 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: blueunicorn6

lol...best comment


97 posted on 01/22/2012 11:04:19 AM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: GrandmaPatriot

Megyn Kelly

Oh no! Say it isn’t so!


98 posted on 01/22/2012 11:06:23 AM PST by Ron/GA
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To: jeltz25

Kristol is the best political analyst FoxNews has, and I think he held back because he understands the conservative movement better than anybody else at Fox, and had a feeling what seems to be happening to Romney’s candidacy could and would happen.

That said, at least one person in the FoxNews Family had to refrain from shilling for Romney.


99 posted on 01/22/2012 11:06:36 AM PST by ngat
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To: Nachum
That lardass Christie is an embarrassment to the human race!
100 posted on 01/22/2012 11:06:40 AM PST by dalereed
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