The day after a presidential election is a time for soul-searching for the losing party. Republicans need to look in the mirror and seriously analyze the troublesome reality that they have forgotten how to win important elections. With unemployment stuck around 8 percent, economic growth basically nonexistent and the nation suffocating from record debt, the White House should have been the GOP’s for the taking in 2012. The elephants need a new dynamic leader. It’s vital they don’t pick a RINO. The biggest bull in the herd is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
The biggest bull in the herd is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The moderate party establishment naturally gravitates toward this type of Republican in Name Only (RINO) because of his liberal positions on social issues. Mr. Christie took on the Garden State’s teacher unions, but it otherwise takes a lot of hunting to find other issues on which the governor supports the conservative line. He has a liberal record on guns, abortion, homosexual marriage and global warming, for example.
The GOP doesn't need to look into any mirrors or search any souls. The GOP carried the red states, who are perfectly happy, and do not wish to have the blue states political ruin imposed upon them by the blue states. The liberals say they love diversity, just not conservatives, and insist on subverting the U.S. constitution to impose federalism on red states, which is just not ever going to work. So stop the hand wringing, and fight for the freedoms guaranteed by our constitution, only agreed to by the states upon condition of protecting their rights.
His liberalisms were there for all to see before the convention, but I was finished with him the night of that unbelievably self-aggradizing (sp?) speech. Me, me, and more me - oh by the way, vote for Romney.
I am a Jersey Republican. Let's primary this self-indulgent slob. I understand his acting as Governor to get aid for the state but to slobber all over the President because through him Christie could meet Springsteen (that's the real reason for the slobbering) and THEN, NOT going to the Romney event. Forget it. Taken all in all (including giving a keynote address that dissed the nominee) he is a RINO who acts all tough. Primary him. Either we will get someone more conservative or we will push him to the right.
If the man really does have Presidential aspirations, he blew it. He forgets that he'll need more than New Jersey's votes to get there. I wasn't enamored of the man when he spoke at the convention and I'm less enamored now. Stay in Jersey, Chris, and rebuild your state.
Christie is the new Charlie Crist. He is a traitor and fits well with Obama because his whole keynote speech was "...me, me,me,I,I,I..." He will lose reelection to a Democrat in NJ because the unions will secure revenge. Our future is Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Suzanna Martinez, etc. It is not Rick Santorum - let's not make that mistake.
Christie is going the way of Thomas Kean and Christine Todd Whitman, cocktail-hour elites who crave acceptance by the MSM and wind up outcasts. Christie is only different in his lust is for the cocktail weenies and the buffet table rather than the drinks.
Using hip vernacular, Jersy outrage, and jokes to impress others about himself does not make him less of a phoney. If he wasn't a phoney, he'd be in an honest line of work, instead of New Jersey politics.
There is little doubt that Christie's behavior/performance during the campaign and just before the election indicated that his ultimate goal was to engrace himself with the Deomocrats in his state and those Republicans that had doubts about Romney.The final nail was when he was "all-over" Obama during his brief visit to the state. As far as I am concern he is not worth being future candidate for any political post. He is just a "white man's Obama".
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Donna M, 11/8/2012 10:25:05 AM (No. 8999322)
"Mr. Christie has long had a reputation for not reciprocating assistance others have given him and for mostly being in it for himself. That certainly was the message sent when operatives leaked the rumor a few days before the election that the New Jerseyan had been Mitt Romney’s first choice for running mate. This served the triple purpose of distancing the governor from a potential loss on Tuesday, portraying conservative Rep. Paul Ryan, the actual vice-presidential nominee, as comparatively ineffective on the campaign trail, and implying the GOP ticket would have fared better with Mr. Christie on it."
The Fat RINO has no future in the Republican Party. Agree with my previous postings, those here and Decker who predict that he'll be the 'bipartisan' joining a new Obama cabinet as AG, possibly to free up Holder for the SCOTUS. He's outta NJ.
But I still hope he stays on as the NJ governor for many years to come. NJ is about as deep blue of a lie-beral state as you are going to find. We are never going to get a conservative Republican elected dogcatcher there. At least as governor, he bucks the unions on a regular basis. That is about as good as we can hope for. Better a RINO is a state like that that at least gets it right every once in awhile, than a real Demon-RAT that will get it wrong every time.
But if he tries to cross state lines to run for national office as a Republican, he is toast. Elephants have VERY long memories...
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Donna M, 11/8/2012 10:36:27 AM (No. 8999366)
Re the leadership of the party and not picking a RINO...would it not be an end run if Ryan, Rubio, West (even if not reelected), Mia Love, Jindal, Portman, Martinez, Pence and others re-form into a Leadership Council? I was incredibly pro-Sarah Palin at one point, but I think she blew it by not supporting the national ticket. (I think some in the Romney camp turned her away, certainly from the convention, but she's got to play a longer game if she believes in principles.)
I hope that Mitt Romney can also stay connected to the national and local organizations. His close defeat against uncontrollable forces (including voter fraud and vote reprocessing via engineered software)should not send him to Coventry. His experience, class and a strong campaign earns him a voice. Let's give him an interval, and invite him into the fold--but understand if he wants to stay away and be private from here on in.
The RNC needs to be reconstructed. They guided McCain into being a toothless campaigner; they torpedoed Palin and helped lead assaults on her. Christie the big-mouth bully has no principles to be worthy of more than being one of them: liberal, self-serving glob of avarice.
I am so VERY sick of the country club Republican leaders. The Bushes, Dole, McCain, Romney, and the entire gang of Republican bosses are all socialist-lite. ARE THERE ANY CONSTITUTIONAL-CONSERVATE LEADERS OUT THERE?
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Donna M, 11/8/2012 11:01:26 AM (No. 8999450)
I also think the RNC is completely ineffective at the local ground game--the county, congressional, state levels. No way should we have taken the pounding for the Senate that we did and we are gonna pay as Reid is changing the rules to further disenfranchise the minority. That is why that Leadership Council has to be separate from the party and with a lot of Tea Party representation.
#25 would have looked at the Founders and thought them a bunch of wealthy out of touch "country club" types.
Look at what our political process has turned into. The incumbent is home free. He is on salary, we pay him while he is campaigning and anyone who doesn't believe we foot the bill for all those Taxpayer One flights is delusional.
A challenger has to have a decent education, a grasp of our country's political, economic, societal issues - and more - plus meaningful experience (until Obama) that he can put aside for about two years while he devotes himself to campaigning.
I'm also waiting for a definition of a Constitutional Conservative. The Constitution was intended to limit the federal government and to guarantee certain freedoms. The rest was left to the states, or so they thought. Period.
I didn't see a shred of socialism, regular or lite, in Mitt Romney.
I come from Christie's old political stomping grounds in Morris County, NJ.
We already knew, here, what a jerk he was: Christie won a county freeholder's seat after challenging Republican incumbents from the left. He also defamed a Republican woman he was trying to unseat (in search engine use key terms "Cecelia Laureys" and "Christie" and "freeholder"). A court affirmed a finding of defamation.
Christie the failed freeholder was booted from that office at the next election. He had the good luck to be appointed by GWB to the position of US Attorney, where he got plenty of face time on TV, and vaulted to national prominence.
I found it interesting that the Tea Party seemed to be absent so much compared to 2010. I believe it was taken over by the social agenda Anti abortion group.. Look who they put in to run.. I myself think all the Senator wannabees had to do was declare they were anti abortion and ..well gee.. your our guy/woman. I am just as much against abortion as anyone..but the TEA stand for Taxed Enough Already!.. Every freakin election Abortion and sex gay or otherwise is thrown at the Repubs and they are just stupid enough to take the bait... Then that is all you hear and read..Repubs anti gay anti abortion anti birth control. Stop with the social stuff...that can be dealt with but damn it when this country is on the brink of extinction, we have more important things to talk about...save the country then correct the other stuff..Now we have nothing..nothing... I am so disgusted with all the social crap..
Once he became Governor he was so full of himself....forget this hippopotamus, his size alone disqualifies him for the Oval, he would not fit in! But he might as well come out of the closet and join the other side!
Christie will never get red state Republican to support him as he is an extreme RINO. Chances are that if Christie does not quickly get his weigh situation under control that he will not be around to run anyway.
Perhaps those who devoted themselves so foolishly over so many months to the systematic denigration of all but Romney should remain silent. You have conducted a graduate level seminar on the subject and we see the results.
If you ever taped the debate of the Republican Party candidates for office - one friend did and I watch them twice - You will notice that every other "conteder" with the possible exception of Ron Paul attacked Romney at every chance they got. I am sure that the Dedmocrat team took notice of the many points real or false and utilized them to put together a script for the final election. Republicans did as much damage to their ultimate candidate as the other party. This is one big reason thagt the Republican party is self-destructive. After Romney was selected at the convention many so call "conservatives" dissapear from the scene. To name just a ew big names in politics: PALING AND GINGRICH
Reply 25 is pretty much on the mark. ///A big mistake made by me more than I CARE TO REMEMBER, don't jump on the first Band Wagon to come along, but if you do and it has square wheels don't be too proud to jump off, take a few laughs and jeers, move on to better things
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