Skip to comments.Christie facing GOP storm
Posted on 11/13/2012 6:37:46 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
Fat chance for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christies White House aspirations in the wake of his post-Sandy bromance with President Obama.
National Republican political consultant John McLaughlin said Christie didnt do himself any favors with his enthusiastic embrace of Obama after Hurricane Sandy devastated his state or with his arguably self-serving Republican National Convention keynote speech....
McLaughlin added that just a couple of days after Christie lavished praise on Obama, the president certainly might have deserved some criticism, and still to this day, because the federal response in the area is nonexistent in a lot of ways.
Christie has been unapologetic for his praise of Obama and noted his stumping on Mitt Romneys behalf.
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As much as I hate what he did...., this will probably all be forgotten soon enough 4 years from now.
If we make sure the public first realizes and then remembers that the government response to Sandy has been even worse than that to Katrina, fatboy won’t be able to get away from it sticking to him.
That depends on how much pain America goes through over the next four years.
Not for me.
Not by me either. Fat boy is toast.
Wait wasn’t Christie a Party favorite. Did not we hear stories about insiders begging him to run?
Better for both the GOP and Christie’s popularity in New Jersey to stoke the outrage. If Christie’s chances at the Presidency are scuttled, his popularity in New Jersey may allow him to take the Senate seat from Lautenberg. Lautenberg will be 90 years old when up for reelection in 2014.
Christie was not ever going to get the republican nod as a presidential candidate. Nor would he get it from the democrats.
The media being what it is, and appearance being so critical to the message, Christie is dead in the water. It’s not going to happen.
Add on top of that his liberal positions with a conservative base, and it would have been an uphill struggle in the first place.
He really has no place to go.
Insiders wanted him to run. Outsiders - which is virtually all of the GOP - did not. Anti-gun, social liberal who is a bit right of most of NJ...won’t cut it in the south, Texas, west, mid-west, etc. And now he is Obama’s butt boy.
It’s not a minor point that there was no federal response when he praised Obama, and a typical to poor one since then, I think the whole thing is disgusting.
For me that “storm” is called a yellow s**t storm. He will never see my vote.
AS I said the day after this election, if Christie wants it, the establishment republicans will make him your next Republican presidential nominee. I mean come on, that was what all that preening Chrispie was doing at the Convention was about.
And then buddying up to Owebama? Done deal. It’s “his turn” and Iowa and New Hampshire will have already decided which weak-kneed republicans will be a factor long before the primaries reach my state. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
I said the day after the ‘08 election that Romney was your next Pubbie nominee. Just sayin’.
Crispy has to first get by an election for gov next year...an election he probably will not win now no matter how many times he fellates der Leader on national TV.
Memo to GOP: do not run another candidate who cannot carry his home state.
If he really wants Lautenberg's seat, he probably isn't going to run.
In either case, the voters of New Jersey are collectively too stupid to vote in anything other than a soft socialist like fat boy or a certified Marxist like ObaMao.
If he doesn’t lose 200 pounds, he won’t even be around in 2016.
Agreed I am from NYC and will never vote for Christie. I’m done w RINO’s.
He screwed the entire GOP. Even Bloomberg and Cuomo were smart enough to not do what Christie Creme did.
Wait - Running for President of which country? The “united states” no longer exists...
He's been nicknamed "The Fat Ba$tard"(TFB for short).
THAT will stick, and every time it's mentioned, people will remember.
Romney was up 7 until TFB had verbal intercourse (LOL. 'Oral' sex.) with "The One" on national TV.
Either one would be highly acceptable to the conservative base. Christie? Not so much. They sold us Mitt Romney because (1)he fully supported our nominee in 2008 and (2)he at least pretended to like conservatives. Christie failed on (2) and his pre-election photo ops with ObaMao mark him as an abject failure on (1) as well.
Like Ann Coulter....
Coulter is NOT a conservative’s friend ...
Stop buying her books....
I personally think the reasons we lost this run way, way deeper than a photo op on a beach.
But yes, his career in the GOP is toast.
Negative. Bundlers will remember that all too well...
She follows the RINOs around like a puppy. She's an inside the beltway Republican(D).
Next thing we’ll hear is that Christie was exchanging emails with Jill Kelley...
Or Rubio. Perhaps they can have a rock-off air guitar contest or something...
Christie is toast.
Shove it RINOChristie, up that Obamabutt you so love to kiss.
Disagee. The image of him embracing Obama with a big stupid grin on his face has legs. If you assume Obama will make a wreck of the economy over the next four years (a pretty safe assumption) then four years from now those images will be hauled out and played with the darth vader music and ominous voice overs like "Obama ruined America. Unemployment is up, hope is down. Chris Christie praised Obama and called him competent. Call Chris Christie and tell him how you feel". Sort of like how they used pictures of Bush with everyone he ever met when they were running in 2006 and 2008. Except this time it will be from GOP PACs.
It didn't keep Romney from the nomination. Why would it stop Chrispie? It's his turn. I bloody hate it, but the elite have already decided. Notice how the press magically loves Chrispie now?
I hope you’re right. I just don’t see the establishment republicans letting it happen as you’ve stated, unfortunately. The alternative is the RINO Bush. I’d rather poke myself in the eye with a soldering iron that vote for another Bush.
I wonder what gave TFB the bigger tingle, his walk in the sun with Der Leader or his reach around from Springsteen?
The elites choose our candidate for us every time. They "nudge" the base into their chosen direction. A little praise for their guy here, an little slam for the other guy there.
Eventually, with all the praise and slams being planned in advance, their RINO(D) ends up with the pie.
No one wanted Romney, but in the end, he was the only one the REPUBLICAN talking heads were praising. All the others got slammed 24/7 or outed somehow - buy our Republican elitists. In the end, either we vote for their guy, "or the democrat wins."
Christie’s appearance will kill him. (Maybe literally)
That is one big butt =)
... and IMHO whisper sweet nothings into multiple conservatives ears who have absolutely no chance of winning just so the conservative vote gets split and we end up with people like McCain and Romney.
Like Mittens, there will be a gnashing of teeth....until he’s head of the ticket. Then, they’ll be lining up to kiss his ass (Hey, he’s ‘our’ guy and we have to support the GOPe..Err, uh, Republicanss) while bashing those with conviction that sat it out (or voted 3rd party) as a vote for the ‘other team’.
How many times does the dog and pony show need to be done before people (hell, people HERE) realize they’re being suckered?!
As much as I liked Paul Ryan, I don’t see him on a future ticket. He needs more leadership experience in his current job before being VP qualified.
Christie never impressed me that much, mainly because of his reflexive anti-gun stance. Yes, he sticks it to the unions...he HAS to do something to distinguish himself from the Dems.
But now he is dead to me, politically speaking. The only thing that I’d like to see him do is take away Lousyberg’s seat. President? NFW!
HAHA! So true, in every sense of the word!
Oh, come on now, in 2016 you know the GOP establishment boys'll be signing on to FreeRepublic to browbeat you about supporting Christie just like they did this year with Romney! It'll be Armageddon all over again unless you do!
I don’t think Christies ego will allow him to be one of 100 in the senate. And if Newark Mayor Cory Booker runs for Gov. Christie is toast. He will have nowhere to go but down.
The RINOs didn’t choose Romney because he was a liberal northeastern governor. They chose him because he was the most electable RINO available, tried and tested in 2008 and with his own money to sweeten the pot if anyone expressed doubts.
Christie will never get to where Romney was in 2008 if he runs in 2016. He’ll be Jon Huntsman, out after New Hampshire.
Not to worry. Jeb Bush is waiting in the wings. It’s his turn.
(If conservatives don’t start getting their act together to organize an alternate party, we will be screwed again.)
A high pressure job combined with morbid weight will shortly lead to heart, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2530 diabetes, failing knees, fallen arch support.....or any combination of the aforementioned.
Yep, Jeb 2016 and they are getting ready to tear the Texas Republicans apart trying to get Jeb’s son in office— I am guessing as Governor.
They can browbeat all they want, but they can just kiss my hairy @$$.
90 minutes was all it took for Obama to look good and Christie to look stupid. Obama’s been reelected, Christie still looks stupid and people in New Jersey can’t get gas, can’t get water, and they are digging through trash cans.
My wife said she’d like to see some kid come up and knock Christie’s ice cream cone from his hand and watch him stand their and bawl. Then obama would pick it up, pick a few pieces of crap off of it, like used chewing gum The he’d hand it to Christi and Christie would wipe his tears and start licking on it again.
“Remember also that fat boy faces re-election as governor next year. If he runs and loses, he’s finished.”
If Newark mayor Corey Booker decides to run against Christie next year, there’s a very good chance he will win.
Booker is an up-and-coming ‘rat.
Christie is (after his cavorting with Obama) a washed-up RINO.
Well, she drives liberals crazy and that’s enough for me.