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Why the GOP cavalry is not coming to Chris Christie’s rescue
Washington Post ^ | 1/13/14 | Sean Sullivan

Posted on 01/13/2014 10:59:58 AM PST by jimbo123

Chris Christie is one of the GOP's brightest stars and one of its best hopes for 2016. But during his toughest hour, he simply hasn't been able to count on a chorus of national GOP support rallying full-bore to his side.

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Christie's rise in GOP circles is in no small part due to an invisible but immensely powerful donor and power broker class that loves him. This wing of the party tried to woo him to run for president in 2012, even after Mitt Romney was in the race. And they are expected to be there for him in large part come 2016, should he make a national bid.

For the most part, these are not the folks who are on the front lines of the media battle, making cable news appearances and staging press conferences. Karl Rove, who has defended Christie, is part of this group of behind the scenes players. But his forward-leaning public profile the exception to the rule.

Others have also rallied to Christie's side. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus vouched for him Sunday. So did former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R).

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; gope; karlrove; nomorerinos; reincepriebus; rino; rnc

1 posted on 01/13/2014 10:59:58 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Rush Limbaugh has been talking about it.


2 posted on 01/13/2014 11:00:43 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: jimbo123

Well, he is the GOP-e’s latest loser RINO. No wonder the left wants him nominated.


3 posted on 01/13/2014 11:02:06 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: jimbo123

4 posted on 01/13/2014 11:02:44 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Jim Robinson

Stick a fork in, Christie is cooked.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 11:04:17 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: jimbo123

I think the reason is that the 2012 Romney nomination was the GOP spending the last of its credibility.


6 posted on 01/13/2014 11:05:57 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: jimbo123
Chris Christie is one of the GOP's brightest stars and one of its best hopes for 2016.

Nice introductory sentence from the Washington Post. Now we know who they want nominated!

7 posted on 01/13/2014 11:06:09 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Biggirl

8 posted on 01/13/2014 11:06:28 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Feel the love.
9 posted on 01/13/2014 11:10:38 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I'd say pound-for-pound, he's the most well-known RINO....

Remember when Nick Searcy said he met Chris Christie?


10 posted on 01/13/2014 11:10:41 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: jimbo123

Who said he is a bright star? He is just another pathetic RINO.


11 posted on 01/13/2014 11:11:32 AM PST by mulligan
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To: jimbo123
I'm sorry to tell you this but the so called conservatives in and around the big cities may look at him as a good candidate but all of us out in the fly over country just look at him as a city boy RINO.

He has never been or chosen one or even our leading candidate. We simply do not trust the big city politicians they do nothing but take from us.

12 posted on 01/13/2014 11:14:22 AM PST by oldenuff2no ( .)
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To: jimbo123

‘Cause it is a waste of time and effort to rescue backstabbing RINOs?


13 posted on 01/13/2014 11:15:54 AM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Jim Robinson; jimbo123; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW; The Cajun; vox_freedom; trisham
Well, he is the GOP-e’s latest loser RINO. No wonder the left wants him nominated.

Those who want him nominated are they very ones who want us duct taped.

I think Christie is likely telling the truth, but truth and facts have never mattered to the media.

Just look at Sarah Palin. It's all about the smear!

Sheesh, wise up, GOP-e!

14 posted on 01/13/2014 11:15:56 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: jimbo123

Obviously, we true Conservatives don’t like him. But I would also contend that he is not the favorite of the GOPe either. I suspect that the GOPe are not comfortable with his feisty demeanor and would much prefer Jeb! from the meek and mild Bush clan.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 11:17:11 AM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: JPG

16 posted on 01/13/2014 11:17:34 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Biggirl

Rush calls the Establishment Republicans Wildebeests. All of the Republican Wildebeests run away in fear while the lone R antelope gets devoured by predator(s).


17 posted on 01/13/2014 11:18:07 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Biggirl

Stick a fork in, Christie is cooked.


That may be the reason. Those financing him are not idiots. Like any good chess player they work through the possible outcomes of various move choices to see what is likely. I suspect that no matter what move they make to support him, it results in a checkmate against him in the end. So they are cutting him loose to let the story take its course.

Quickly.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 11:18:58 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: jimbo123

He’s a well-rounded RINO, a gargantuan GOPe muppet.


19 posted on 01/13/2014 11:19:03 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: jimbo123

“Christie’s rise in GOP circles is in no small part due to an invisible but immensely powerful donor and power broker class that loves him.”

CRONY CAPITALISTS


20 posted on 01/13/2014 11:22:50 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: ZULU
CRONY CAPITALISTS

U.S. Chamber of Amnesty
21 posted on 01/13/2014 11:24:20 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

They’ve throwing crispy under the bus to pave the way for ole’ jeb. Gotta keep the NWO GOPe dynasty moving along dontchya know, seeing as their boy obama was such a profound social success for the cause.


22 posted on 01/13/2014 11:25:52 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: jimbo123

GOP cavalry coming to the rescue? The GOP couldn’t organize a block watch.


23 posted on 01/13/2014 11:26:36 AM PST by Kenton
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To: jimbo123
Chris Christie is one of the GOP's brightest stars

According to who?

24 posted on 01/13/2014 11:27:22 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: jimbo123

Anyone who can win by a landslide in New Jersey should not be a GOP candidate for President.


25 posted on 01/13/2014 11:27:23 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: OneWingedShark
the GOP spending the last of its credibility.

What really made me mad at current GOP "leadership," was their horrific 2012 Convention anti-Palin show.

26 posted on 01/13/2014 11:28:18 AM PST by OldNavyVet (Robert's revenge lies in our getting rid of Democrat control in House, Senate and Preisdent.)
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To: jimbo123

Si Si!!!


27 posted on 01/13/2014 11:29:23 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: jimbo123

Because NO ONE trusts him or the gop!


28 posted on 01/13/2014 11:32:30 AM PST by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: Hardastarboard
Chris Christie is one of the GOP's brightest biggest stars.

Okay?

29 posted on 01/13/2014 11:35:52 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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30 posted on 01/13/2014 11:36:54 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: jimbo123

Christie is doing just fine, GOP help will just keep the conversation going. Let the lefties talk to each other.


31 posted on 01/13/2014 11:38:09 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: jimbo123
Dear Washington Post -- We agree that any elected Government leader who uses his/her political power to attack people should be fired - or if a crime committed, fined or put in jail.
Do you know of any IRS or FBI abuses that may have been committed recently?
32 posted on 01/13/2014 11:46:46 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: jimbo123

GOPe should step in. It looks to me like this is a case where the dems are using the powers of government to direct the course of a presidential campaign. Again.


33 posted on 01/13/2014 11:47:04 AM PST by DBrow
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To: oldenuff2no
I'm sorry to tell you this but the so called conservatives in and around the big cities may look at him as a good candidate but all of us out in the fly over country just look at him as a city boy RINO.

LOL... flyover country starts just west of Newark Airport.
34 posted on 01/13/2014 11:47:09 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Biggirl

Better use a pitchfork on that hog.


35 posted on 01/13/2014 11:54:19 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U

You mean a forklift?


36 posted on 01/13/2014 12:11:50 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: jimbo123

Sticking with the Cavalry analogy.....

The GOP Cavalry ain’t coming to rescue the Christie wagon train if the Christie wagon train’s only claim to being Conservative is that they like the money the Indians give them for rifles they sell them.


37 posted on 01/13/2014 12:16:03 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: jimbo123

Funny..we said he would be a weak choice in 2016 but the GOP experts said “ no he’s the one”...well if he was so strong..where is the support?. Shows how thin that “moderate” armor is..


38 posted on 01/13/2014 12:18:24 PM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

That works too! Stick a forklift in him...


39 posted on 01/13/2014 12:19:40 PM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: jimbo123
Why the GOP cavalry is not coming to Chris Christie’s rescue

Because there isn't one?

The idea of a "GOP Cavalry" is laughable.

-PJ

40 posted on 01/13/2014 12:25:26 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: tophat9000
if he was so strong..where is the support?

Exactly. Where are the Krispie crossover democrats? The single women? The minorities? The GOP moderates? The independents? Where are they?
41 posted on 01/13/2014 12:26:31 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: OldNavyVet
What really made me mad at current GOP "leadership," was their horrific 2012 Convention anti-Palin show.

Anti-Palin? Where'd you get that?
Not to say there weren't terrible things about the 2012 RNC:

  1. The teleprompter voice-vote incident.
  2. The "lost bus" of delegates.
  3. There was also the retroactive rule-changes just prior to give the primaries of at least one state to Romney (stealing Ron Paul's delegates).

42 posted on 01/13/2014 12:32:20 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Ha. Yes, the RNC came out fiscally sound but spent all their credibility. All that Priebus skill with money bought us Obama, because they were raising money instead of winning the election.


43 posted on 01/13/2014 1:06:30 PM PST by firebrand
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To: Sooth2222

LOL!!!


44 posted on 01/13/2014 1:32:29 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: jimbo123





45 posted on 01/13/2014 2:03:08 PM PST by 867V309 (I love potatoes-except, of course, Lena Dunham)
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To: jimbo123

We must destroy the consultant class in this country. To do this we must get rid of Boehner, McConell, and Graham. This will at least be a good first step to clean out the vermon.


46 posted on 01/13/2014 2:31:37 PM PST by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: jimbo123
If the MSM succeeds in destroying Christie's chances for 2016, as they seem to be trying to do, who is their next in line?

Jeb?

47 posted on 01/13/2014 5:17:20 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
who is their next in line? Jeb?

Let's hope so.
48 posted on 01/13/2014 5:47:50 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: OneWingedShark
Anti-Palin? Where'd you get that?

Palin's plans for being at the 2012 GOP convention were published, and they included specifics as to exactly where Palin's HQ would be located.

Shortly after that, Palin's plans were kaput ... and it became clear that Palin wouldn't be involved with the Republican convention.

I'm a Palin fan and I was excited as to her GOP prospects.

49 posted on 01/13/2014 7:02:57 PM PST by OldNavyVet (Robert's revenge lies in our getting rid of Democrat control in House, Senate and Preisdent.)
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