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  • Governor Chris Christie | Tax Policies for 4% Growth (Great Speech at Geo Bush Conference)

    04/12/2012 8:12:59 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 1 replies
    Youtube // The Bush Center ^ | 4/10/12 | Governor Christie
    Christie Speaks for the Bush Institute Economic Growth Team.
  • Chris Christie: America Becoming "A Bunch of People Sitting on a Couch Waiting ....

    04/10/2012 7:06:04 PM PDT · by digger48 · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | Apr 10, 2012 | Kate Hicks
    Conservatives love brash New Jersey Governor Chris Christie because he always speaks his mind, and his remarks at a forum on the economy (hosted by George W. Bush) were no different. Christie talked about the nation's bleak outlook, thanks to out-of-control entitlement spending -- and as usual, he didn't mince words. Christie spent most of his 30-minute speech on New Jersey budget issues, but brought up national policy toward the end. He said it is the least optimistic period he’s ever seen for the nation. "It’s because government’s now telling them, stop dreaming, stop striving, we’ll take care of you....
  • Chris Christie: Nation of couch potatoes [turning into a “paternalistic entitlement society”]

    04/10/2012 11:40:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Christie: Nation of couch potatoes By: Darius Dixon April 10, 2012 12:01 PM EDT New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that the U.S. is turning into a “paternalistic entitlement society” that will bankrupt the country financially and morally because “we’ll have a bunch of people sittin’ on a couch waiting for their next government check.” “I’ve never seen a less optimistic time in my lifetime in this country and people wonder why,” the first-term Republican governor said at the Bush Institute Conference on Taxes and Economic Growth in New York City. “I think it’s really simple. It’s because government’s...
  • Christie and veteran opposed to Rutgers-Rowan merger get into shouting match

    03/09/2012 1:05:02 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | Mar. 9, 2012 | Matt Katz
    Gov. Christie waded into a skirmish with a former Navy SEAL on Thursday as the weeks-long battle over his plan to merge Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University spilled into a town-hall meeting in Burlington County. The yelling match erupted Thursday in Roebling after Christie told veteran William Brown - a Rutgers-Camden law student and former Democratic Assembly candidate who opposes the merger - that the school would definitely be folded into Rowan. It ended with the governor dismissing Brown as an "idiot" and police hustling the man out of the firehouse in the Florence Township community. Outside, Brown fumed that the...
  • President Newt Gingrich

    02/29/2012 8:05:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 29, 2012 | Bernie Quigley
    On a recent Lou Dobbs show, The Hill commentator Dick Morris was asked about the primary outcome: Mitt Romney wins Michigan and then goes on to sweep Super Tuesday and wins the nomination. He beats Obama and is elected president in 2012. Makes sense. But Laura Ingraham, who brings intuition to her take, said Tuesday morning on Imus that if Romney wins Michigan, look for a Gingrich insurgence on Super Tuesday. In a word, Gingrich will finally have commandeered the insurgent’s role, taking it finally from Santorum (and Perry, Cain, Bachmann and Paul). And since Sarah Palin was named VP...
  • Chris Christie: I’d consider it if Romney asked me to be his VP (Singing a different tune, huh?)

    02/27/2012 1:13:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Chris Christie has resisted every temptation to run for president, but he’s no longer sure he’d be able to resist the temptation to join the GOP ticket as the vice presidential nominee. If Mitt Romney asked, he just might say yes, he said yesterday. Christian Heinze of the website GOP12 notes that Christie, the popular sharp-tongued Republican who endorsed Mitt Romney’s candidacy for president, is now singing a different tune when asked about being on the GOP ticket in 2012.“If Gov. Romney were to come and talk to me about it, I would listen because I love my party enough...
  • Christie says contested GOP convention is possible

    02/26/2012 11:10:06 AM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | February 26, 2012
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn't ruling out the possibility the topsy-turvy GOP presidential race ends up in a contested party convention this summer if Mitt Romney loses Tuesday's Michigan primary.
  • Chris Christie: Rick Santorum’s Satan Comments Are Relevant

    02/22/2012 9:52:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/22/2012 | George Stephanopoulos
    Rick Santorum says his 2008 comments that “Satan has set his sights on the United States of America” are “not relevant” to the 2012 presidential race, but Chris Christie told me on “GMA” that Santorum is wrong. “Listen, I think anything you say as a presidential candidate is relevant. It is by definition relevant. You’re asking to be president of the United States. I don’t think [Santorum's] right about that. I think it is relevant what he says. I think people want to make an evaluation, a complete evaluation of anyone who asks to sit in the Oval Office,” the...
  • Christie To Warren Buffett: "Just Write A Check And Shut Up"

    02/22/2012 9:15:26 AM PST · by MissesBush · 22 replies · 1+ views
    VIDEO AT THE LINK "He should just write a check and shut up. Really. And just contribute. I'm tired of hearing about it. If he wants to give the government more money, he's got the ability to write a check. Go ahead and write it," Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said to CNN's Piers Morgan.
  • 10 politicians who could boost the GOP (Almost all gold-plated, certified RINOs, of course)

    02/22/2012 7:30:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Politico ^ | February 22, 2012 | Mackenzie Weinger
    What happens if Romney loses Michigan next week? Some are saying it could mean the Republican Party needs a new candidate to take on President Barack Obama. Here’s POLITICO’s list of 10 people who could jump into the race (or be tapped as the GOP standardbearer at a brokered convention): 1. Jeb Bush: The former governor from a key state is the top choice for many wishful-thinking Republicans, although he’s said repeatedly he won’t do it. 2. Mitch Daniels: The Indiana chief executive, who gave the high-profile 2012 Republican response to the State of the Union, decided last year he...
  • New Jersey Gov. Christie vetoes gay ‘marriage’ bill, emphasizes civil union benefits

    TRENTON, New Jersey, February 20, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - New Jersey governor Chris Christie vetoed a gay “marriage” bill hours after it passed the legislature on Friday, saying that the issue should be offered to voters in a referendum to decide. “I am adhering to what I’ve said since this bill was first introduced – an issue of this magnitude and importance, which requires a constitutional amendment, should be left to the people of New Jersey to decide,” Christie said in his statement accompanying the veto. The Senate had passed a measure redefining marriage on Monday 24-16, before the Assembly voted...
  • 2012 Presidential Election Forecast: You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet Compared to What's Coming

    02/20/2012 8:52:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    EIN News ^ | February 20, 2012 | Joe Rothstein
    At various times over the past few months the political media pack has obsessed that, in turn, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, or Newt Gingrich could be the surprise presidential nominee for the Republican Party. There was even a boomlet for Donald Trump. Given that recent pundit history, and with confidence that I can be as wrong as the next person, I’m not at all reluctant to now make my prediction for how the 2012 race for the White House will finally resolve: It will be a three-way contest: Christie and Rubio, the Republicans; Obama and Clinton,...
  • Chris Christie Vetoes Same-Sex Marriage Bill as Promised

    02/18/2012 6:54:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/18/2012 | Anugrah Kumar
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kept his vow to veto a bill allowing same-sex marriage Friday as he sent it back to the legislature, reiterating that the voters should decide if they want a societal change as significant as allowing gay marriage. The Republican governor vetoed the bill, titled Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act, which the N.J. Assembly passed Thursday, three days after its passage in the state Senate. "I am adhering to what I've said since this bill was first introduced – an issue of this magnitude and importance, which requires a constitutional amendment, should be left to...
  • Mother Of Fallen Marine Offended By Half-Staff Flag For Houston

    02/16/2012 9:21:43 AM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 32 replies · 1+ views
    cbs ^ | 2.15.12 | staff
    Flags will be lowered in New Jersey Saturday, the day of Whitney Houston’s funeral. But a Marine mom in Arlington says it’s an honor Houston doesn’t deserve. When Phyllis McGeath heard Gov. Chris Christie had ordered flags lowered to half-staff for Houston, she said she felt a pain deep inside her. “I was hurt and offended. Disappointed. Saddened,” she said. “I felt like the honor that was given to my son was tarnished.” McGeath had three sons who were active duty Marines. Her oldest, Philip, was killed by a suicide bomber just four weeks ago in Afghanistan. He was 25....
  • Mother Of Fallen Marine Offended By Half-Staff Flag For Houston

    02/16/2012 10:12:01 AM PST · by ZULU · 55 replies
    CBS ^ | Feb 15, 2012 | CBS
    Flags will be lowered in New Jersey Saturday, the day of Whitney Houston’s funeral. But a Marine mom in Arlington says it’s an honor Houston doesn’t deserve. When Phyllis McGeath heard Gov. Chris Christie had ordered flags lowered to half-staff for Houston, she said she felt a pain deep inside her. “I was hurt and offended. Disappointed. Saddened,” she said. “I felt like the honor that was given to my son was tarnished.” McGeath had three sons who were active duty Marines. Her oldest, Philip, was killed by a suicide bomber just four weeks ago in Afghanistan. He was 25.
  • Chris Christie plans tribute for Whitney Houston

    02/15/2012 7:34:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The State Column ^ | February 14, 2012
    New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie will reportedly plan a public tribute for famed performer Whitney Houston, who died Saturday at the age of 48. “Obviously, Whitney Houston was an important part of the fabric – the cultural fabric of this state,” Mr. Christie said at a press conference Tuesday, adding that Houston, a Newark native, is in the “pantheon of great New Jersey musical talents” like Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen. “Her terribly premature death is an awful loss for her family and the incredible New Jersey musical family,” he said. “Our prayers are with her family,”...
  • In honor of Whitney Houston, Gov. Christie ordering flags flown at half-staff in N.J.

    02/15/2012 6:38:11 AM PST · by doyle · 96 replies
    WPIX TV ^ | 2/15/12 | Julia Jacobo
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday that he plans to order flags on public buildings to fly at half-staff on the day of Whitney Houston's funeral to honor the songstress and Jersey native. "Whitney Houston was an important part of the cultural fabric of this state," Christie said during a press release Tuesday. Christie also said the pop legend belongs in the same category as Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen. He said he will sign the order later in the week after Houston's family makes a final decision regarding time and place of the funeral. A Newark...
  • New Jersey’s Nappen Firm Wins Two Firearm Appeals

    02/10/2012 7:24:35 AM PST · by marktwain
    Ammoland ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Evan Nappen
    Manasquan, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- The New Jersey Appellate Division decided two cases this week in support of fair treatment for those who received mental health care, but who no longer suffer from such disabilities in such a manner that would handicap them in the safe handling of firearms. The law firm of Evan F. Nappen, Attorney at Law PC of Eatontown, New Jersey, (www.evannappen.com) represented both of these appellants. Both cases were partially funded by the NRA’s Civil Rights Defense Fund. IN RE M.L., PETITIONER FOR EXPUNGEMENT Two years ago, M.L., a retired law enforcement officer with over 25 years of...
  • Christie: ‘I Admire Israel for the Enemies It Has Made’

    02/09/2012 5:30:27 AM PST · by Crazy Larry · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 8, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    In an address recently delivered to an AIPAC audience in New York, New Jersey governor Chris Christie articulated a responsible view of America’s role in the world, stressing the importance of us standing by our friends and taking action against our adversaries. “America should stand by its friends and its democratic allies, even, and sometimes especially, when it’s unpopular to do so,” Christie said, outlining his foreign policy vision. “And you know I know, that it may not be fashionable in some of the chancelleries, the foreign ministries, and salons around the world to talk about why America stands with...
  • Extremists isolating modern GOP from maintsream (Compares conservatives to Muslims)

    01/31/2012 10:03:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Last week, Sarah Palin stepped over the edge of civility. Fox Business Network host Eric Bolling played a clip of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on “Meet the Press” in which Christie said Newt Gingrich “has been an embarrassment” to the Republican Party. “Poor Chris,” Palin responded. “This was a rookie mistake. He played right into the media's hand.” Palin added that Christie must have been shaken up by Romney's second-place showing in South Carolina. “You kind of get your panties in a wad, and you may say things that you regret later. And I think that that is what...
  • Chris Christie calls gay NJ legislator 'numbnuts' (Video)

    01/30/2012 3:18:04 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 30, 2012 | Alex Pappas
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lashed out at a fellow Garden State politician Monday, calling an openly gay state legislator a “numbnuts” in response to the lawmaker labeling him a racist last week. A visibly perturbed Christie made the comment during a news conference on Monday, reported the New Jersey Star-Ledger. It all started last week when Christie called for a voter referendum on gay marriage. ...more (w/video)...
  • On Gay Marriage In MJ, Gov. Chris Christie Tries A Political Dodge

    01/26/2012 8:42:24 AM PST · by transducer · 6 replies
    New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | January 26, 2012
    Maybe they should cut a deal: Gov. Chris Christie can put gay marriage to a popular vote, as long as Democrats can do the same with the millionaires tax, the Port Authority toll hikes and the governor's personal use of state helicopters. The governor's plan is not serious. It is a political dodge. He is trying to provide a safe haven to shelter his obedient Republican legislators. The idea is they could safely vote against gay marriage, saying they only want the people to decide. Imagine how different American history would be if this rule by referendums had carried the...
  • Christie's 'historic' appointments to N.J. Supreme Court bring diversity to all-white panel

    01/26/2012 6:54:56 AM PST · by ZULU · 23 replies
    New Jersey Politicker ^ | January 24, 2012 | Jenna Portnoy
    Stressing the importance of maintaining diversity at the highest levels of New Jersey’s judiciary, Gov. Chris Christie Monday nominated an openly gay African-American mayor and a Korean-American assistant attorney general to the Supreme Court. If confirmed by the state Senate, Harris would be the ............... first openly gay justice named to the state Supreme Court
  • Christie's 'historic' appointments to N.J. Supreme Court bring diversity to all-white panel

    01/24/2012 2:08:19 PM PST · by vmivol00 · 38 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 1-24-2012 | Jenna Portnoy
    TRENTON — Stressing the importance of maintaining diversity at the highest levels of New Jersey’s judiciary, Gov. Chris Christie Monday nominated an openly gay African-American mayor and a Korean-American assistant attorney general to the Supreme Court.
  • Palin: Christie's Gingrich attack shows he 'lacks discipline'

    01/23/2012 4:40:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' Politics Now ^ | January 23, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli
    Forget about Mitt Romney vs. Newt Gingrich. In a tantalizing GOP undercard, Sarah Palin is now picking a fight with Chris Christie after the New Jersey governor and top Romney backer called Gingrich an "embarrassment" to the GOP. Christie made the charge about the former House speaker Sunday in an interview on NBC's "Meet The Press.""I think Newt Gingrich has embarrassed the party over time," Christie said, referring to an ethics fine Gingrich paid and his being "run out of the speakership by his own party." "Whether he'll do it again in the future, I don't know. But Gov. Romney...
  • Palin On Christie Calling Newt An Embarrassment: He Got His Panties In A Wad (video)

    01/23/2012 3:07:21 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 54 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 23, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    "Poor Chris, this is a rookie mistake. He played right into the media's hands," Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) said about NJ Gov. Chris Christie calling Newt Gingrich an "embarrassment" to the party. "Sometimes, if your candidate loses in just one step along this path, as was the case when Romney lost to Newt the other night. And of course, Romney is Chris Christie's guy, well you kind of get your panties in a wad and you may say things that you regret later and I think that is what Chris Christie did," Palin added.
  • "New Jersey Governor Christie Picks Gay Black Man, Asian For Top Court"

    01/23/2012 1:31:06 PM PST · by Politics4US · 123 replies
    CBS Philly.com ^ | January 23, 2012
    "TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie moved to diversify the state’s all-white Supreme Court on Monday by proposing two firsts: the nominations of an openly gay black man and a Korean-born law enforcer to fill two vacancies. Christie announced the nominations at a Statehouse news conference attended by both nominees and their families. If confirmed, Bruce A. Harris would become New Jersey’s first openly gay justice, and Phillip H. Kwon would become its first Asian representative and the first person born outside the United States to be sworn in."
  • New Jersey Governor Christie Picks Gay Black Man, Asian For Top Court

    01/23/2012 1:57:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    AP via CBS Philly ^ | January 23, 2012 3:45 PM
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie moved to diversify the state’s all-white Supreme Court on Monday by proposing two firsts: the nominations of an openly gay black man and a Korean-born law enforcer to fill two vacancies. Christie announced the nominations at a Statehouse news conference attended by both nominees and their families. If confirmed, Bruce A. Harris would become New Jersey’s first openly gay justice, and Phillip H. Kwon would become its first Asian representative and the first person born outside the United States to be sworn in. “I am proud to be standing here today to announce two historic...
  • Palin on Christie's "Newt = embarrassment": Chris made a rookie mistake..got his panties in a wad

    01/23/2012 1:15:05 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 118 replies
    Eric Bolling, host of 'Follow the Money' 10pmET on the Fox Business Network, is having Sarah Palin on his show tonight - he usually pre-records his interviews with Palin and just tweeted this: WOW!Gov Palin on Gov Chris Christie's "Newt-embarrassment": "Chris made a rookie mistake...got his panties in a wad" 14min"FollowTheMoney" intv 10p
  • Gov. Christie: Gingrich ‘Has Been An Embarrassment To The Party’

    01/22/2012 9:55:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 118 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/22/12 | Josh Feldman
    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....
  • Chris Christie Calls Gingrich “An Embarrassment”

    01/22/2012 10:26:18 AM PST · by randita · 82 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/22/12 | Jonathan Karl, Amy Bingham
    Chris Christie isn’t shy about playing Romney’s attack dog. This morning on Meet the Press, he said Gingrich has been “an embarrassment to the party”, citing his ethics violation and the fact that he was thrown out as Speaker of the House by his own party. Gingrich, on the other hand, showed this morning that he is his own best attack dog, suggesting that Romney’s arguments on Bain wouldn’t stand up to “a high school debater.” Gingrich suggested his own debate performance was a big contributor to his success in South Carolina. “One of the reasons I think people in...
  • GOP Vice Presidential Candidate May Emerge Soon

    01/20/2012 9:54:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Yahoo! Contributor Network ^ | January 20, 2012 | William Browning
    The Republican National Convention isn't until August. Yet a vice presidential candidate may be chosen soon. If someone emerges as the nationwide GOP nominee after the South Carolina presidential preference primary, the winner's next task will be to choose a running mate. A recent Quinnipiac University poll suggests residents of New Jersey can see Gov. Chris Christie as someone who could be vice president. Here's a look at who may become a running mate to the GOP presidential nominee. Gov. Chris Christie As many as 55 percent of New Jersey residents surveyed by Quinnipiac believe Christie would make selected as...
  • Chris Christie: WaPo's Eugene Robinson 'ignorant,' 'shouldn’t have a platform to speak'

    01/18/2012 6:54:01 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Last year, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson had some advice for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: “Find some way to lose weight.” It is advice Robinson gave in his Washington Post column and later on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” His argument was Christie needed to use his weight loss to set an example for a country fighting a so-called obesity epidemic. But Christie wasn’t receptive to Robinson’s criticism. On Wednesday’s broadcast of “Morning Joe,” Christie spoke about an interview he conducted with Oprah Winfrey, where he was open about his weight struggle. However, he also criticized Robinson for being ignorant about...
  • Cowards of Worst Kind....

    01/10/2012 5:37:15 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 134 replies · 1+ views
    1/10/2012 | nikos121
    I'm sure tonight.. I'm going to be thrown off this forum....so what if I do... I'll go down swinging... Buy before I go... I'm speaking my mind.... Gutless wonder Rush Limbaughs....Hey..Charles Krauthammer... Ann Coulter.. Chris Christie...are you listening... Mark Steyn... the editors of NRO... You are all the coward of cowards... You are all covers for Mitt Romney...You are all his Lackeys.... But let me ask you all something... esp you, Ann.... What was Mitt Romney doing in France as a Mormon missionary...? Hmmmmmmm? He speaks Fench.... Tell us Ann Coulter... what was he doing there? Ask him how many...
  • Christie Clashes with "Occupy" protesters at Romney Rally

    01/09/2012 8:51:53 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Updated: 10:43 AM 01/09/2012 | Will Rahn
    EXETER, N.H. — At a Sunday evening campaign rally for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie clashed with “Occupy” protesters and called President Obama “the most pessimistic man I’ve ever seen.” Christie, whose presence drew thousands to a local high school, said Obama was intentionally looking to exploit Americans’ anxiety and frustration with their government in “the most cynical re-election strategy you could ever think of.” “He doesn’t care that you’re angry,” he said. “He just wants you to be angry at somebody else.” When a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters tried to shout him...
  • Will anti-fat bias affect the 2012 election?

    01/05/2012 7:42:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 4, 2012 | Patrick Hruby
    As if Newt Gingrich doesn’t have enough problems after his disappointing fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses under a barrage of blistering attack ads, here’s one more to consider: his weight. Compared to his primary rivals, the erstwhile Republican front-runner is, well, pudgy. If Mitt Romney is a human Ken doll, then Mr. Gingrich is more of a mini-Stay Puff marshmallow man. And in an image-conscious, fat-obsessed nation that hasn’t elected a truly hefty commander-in-chief since President William Howard Taft in 1909, that may be a serious — and seriously underappreciated — political liability. Call it unfair, call it shallow...
  • Race for GOP running mate begins as Gingrich sucks up to Palin and Chris Christie stumps for Romney

    12/30/2011 9:00:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 31, 2011 | Hugo Gye
    As the race for the Republican presidential nomination hots up, the candidates have been dropping hints about their possible running mates. Newt Gingrich today said he would 'certainly' consider asking Sarah Palin to join him on the ballot, while Mitt Romney was accompanied on a campaign stop this morning by Chris Christie, the popular Governor of New Jersey. Both those GOP heavyweights were thought of as potential candidates for the top job before announcing that they did not intend to run. Mr Christie endorsed the frontrunner Mr Romney in October, but Mrs Palin has yet to give her support to...
  • Gov. Christie calls Obama 'probably the weakest president I've seen in my lifetime'

    12/20/2011 11:05:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 12:14 PM | Jenna Portnoy, Statehouse Bureau
    Gov. Chris Christie blasted President Barack Obama while talking up what he called accomplishments rooted in compromise in New Jersey, during a playful appearance today on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Christie, a frequent surrogate for Mitt Romney since endorsing him in October, conceded the former Massachusetts governor could strike a stronger tone on the campaign trail. “Do I wish that Mitt would be a little edgier and a little bolder? Sure,” he said. “I’ve told him that and he knows that I feel that way. He is who he is.” … Christie later criticized Obama as “probably the weakest president I’ve...
  • Chris Christie Calls Out Mika: 'You're Diving Deeply Into The Obama Tank'

    12/20/2011 6:12:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Welcoming Chris Christie onto the set of Morning Joe today, Joe Scarborough warned Mika Brzezinski that the New Jersey governor "has come to straighten you out." Christie was good to Scarborough's word, bluntly telling Mika, among other things, that "you're diving deeply into the Obama tank." View the video here.
  • Reagan’s Union Busting in PATCO Strike Reverberates Today

    12/14/2011 4:39:33 PM PST · by mdittmar · 9 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | Dec 14, 2011 | Mike Hall
    Jim Morin was a former Air Force air traffic controller when he joined the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1977 and was assigned to one of the busiest airports in the nation, New York’s LaGuardia, where he became secretary-treasurer of the PATCO local.But even as air traffic was growing and the air traffic control system was working at near capacity, the FAA was cutting staffing numbers and forcing controllers to work longer hours, especially in the spring and summer when thunderstorms would back planes up across the country. We’d get hammered. So many planes and so few places to put them....
  • Is Chris Christie's Charisma Transferable?

    12/01/2011 9:12:38 PM PST · by CaroleL · 9 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 12/02/11 | CaroleL
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been getting involved in the 2012 presidential contest even after deciding not to compete for the GOP nomination himself. Recently he blasted President Barack Obama for standing by while the congressional super committee failed to reach a deal on debt reduction. Mr. Christie's "What the hell are we paying you for?" aimed at Mr. Obama made headlines and prompted plenty of cheers from Republicans nation wide, but is the positive effect of his blunt, honest, get to the heart of the matter "Jersey style" transferable to the candidate he has endorsed?
  • Chris Christie steps up as Mitt Romney attack dog

    12/01/2011 12:23:30 PM PST · by maggief · 47 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 1, 2011 | Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
    As Mitt Romney increasingly mixes it up with his primary rivals, he's unleashing Chris Christie to help take on the competition. The New Jersey governor was on the campaign trail for Romney in Florida on Thursday, and had some choice words for his new chief antagonist in the GOP race, Newt Gingrich. "Speaker Gingrich has never run anything," Christie said when asked to compare the two candidates, according to FLDemocracy2012.com, a Scripps Media project. "He's been a legislator. I have to tell you – I don’t think being a legislator is the best calling card." "Look at the guy we...
  • Steve Malzberg Comes To Youtube

    11/30/2011 6:20:11 PM PST · by OddLane · 11 replies
    StevenMtalk Youtube ^ | November 30, 2011 | Steve Malzberg
    Steve Malzberg is back, and he's on Youtube. Click on the link for his first video update.
  • Why Not Santorum?

    11/11/2011 5:08:27 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 79 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 9, 2011 | Quin Hillyer
    Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels, Paul Ryan, Bobby Jindal, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush — conservatives all year long have been wishing, yearning, even begging people who aren’t in the presidential race to enter the fray and save them from what seems like a frighteningly uninspiring field of candidates. Yet could it be that the sharpest, most accomplished, most campaign-savvy, and most full-spectrum conservative in a quarter-century of presidential contests has been in the contest all along, working harder than anybody, making at least as much intellectual sense as anybody, never blowing a debate, and never failing to stand on...
  • Can Romney Kick It Away? (Barf)

    10/30/2011 2:59:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    Republican candidates for president have been busy for weeks now, laboring strenuously to give the 2012 nomination to Mitt Romney. And he keeps trying to give it back. The former Massachusetts governor could walk to next year's GOP convention without touching the ground, treading exclusively on the bodies of rivals who have fallen on their faces. He's the equivalent of the Alabama Crimson Tide, playing a schedule heavy on Southeastern Louisiana and Middle Tennessee State. He should be running up the score every week. Instead, he keeps finding ways to keep his opponents in the game. Look at the opposition....
  • Ann Coulter: ‘I want Romney-Cain’

    10/21/2011 3:33:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/2011 | Jeff Poor
    To say Ann Coulter had a political crush on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie might be putting it mildly. So when Christie announced he wasn’t running for president, and then endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the natural thing for her to do would have been to push for a Romney-Christie ticket. Not so fast. On Thursday night’s “Hannity,” the author of “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America” elaborated on her endorsement of Romney last week, but also endorsed Cain for his signature “9-9-9” tax plan. “I am so glad you asked about Herman Cain,” Coulter said. “I...
  • Michael Steele predicts Romney-Cain ticket

    10/19/2011 6:06:47 PM PDT · by Def Conservative · 57 replies
    Imagine this scenario: The polished businessman with the smooth and steady hand and the self-starter that appeals to the enthusiastic tea party contingent. Endorsement or no endorsement, move over, Chris Christie. Make room for a Romney–Cain ticket. On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” MSNBC contributor and former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele predicted a Romney partnership with Herman Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO. “I think what you’re looking at down the road is a Romney–Cain ticket — the merging of Wall Street and Main Street coming together to go up against Obama and Biden and to talk...
  • Politico's Allen: 'Very Ruthless' Romney Campaign 'Roped In' Christie

    10/12/2011 4:59:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How does the liberal media turn a positive for a Republican front-runner into a negative? Ask Mike Allen of Politico. Instead of focusing on the political pluses of Chris Christie's endorsement of Mitt Romney, Allen has twisted the event into a negative that revealed the "very ruthless" efficiency of the Romney campaign. Moreover, if there's a politician around today who thinks for himself, it's Christie. Yet Allen insinuated that rather than making a reasoned decision, Christie was "roped" into endorsing Romney. Allen made his sour-grape remarks on today's Morning Joe. View the video here.
  • Kissinger reportedly briefed Christie

    10/08/2011 2:08:47 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | October 5, 2011 | Maggie Haberman
    A nugget from the Times story on Chris Christie's decision against a 2012 campaign — he had an hourlong policy briefing from Henry Kissinger. The former secretary of state had personally urged Christie to run, and sitting down for a briefing — even one that wasn't sought out — would be an extension of that. But it is another scrap in how the pleas from Republican players had finally softened his resistance, however briefly, to running. "If Henry Kissinger is basically begging you to run, how do you not reconsider?" said one Republican insider. Meanwhile, for whatever disappointment the donors...
  • ANN COULTER: THIS IS WHAT A MOB LOOKS LIKE

    10/07/2011 3:18:43 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 14 replies
    www.anncoulter.com ^ | October 5, 2011 | ANN COULTER
    THIS IS WHAT A MOB LOOKS LIKE October 5, 2011 by ANN COULTER I am not the first to note the vast differences between the Wall Street protesters and the tea partiers. To name three: The tea partiers have jobs, showers and a point. No one knows what the Wall Street protesters want -- as is typical of mobs. They say they want Obama re-elected, but claim to hate "Wall Street."You know, the same Wall Street that gave its largest campaign donation in history to Obama,who, in turn, bailed out the banks and made Goldman Sachs the fourth branch...