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Christie to GOP: ´If we
don´t win, we don´t govern´

United Press International, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/17/2013 4:02:59 PM

Boston - Gov. Chris Christie told Republican leaders his New Jersey successes were an example of winning GOP support from female and minority voters in a blue state. The party should follow conservative economic themes and the pledge of pragmatic governance, the one-term governor, (Snip) "I´m not going to be one of these people who goes and calls our party stupid," he said, alluding to Jindal, the Republican Governors Association chairman, who told the RNC in January the GOP had to "stop being the party of stupid." "There´s nothing wrong with our principles," Christie said.

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I´ve no real idea what principles a RINO has until they vote, which is usually against my conservative leanings.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 8/17/2013 4:08:00 PM     (No. 9478815)

Tweedledee might want to note...we do win.
For example, the House.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: catfur27, 8/17/2013 4:19:38 PM     (No. 9478826)

..go have another donut, RINO

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/17/2013 4:20:49 PM     (No. 9478827)

This appears an example of the "establishment" picking our next nominee. Do you think they will promote someone they think can beat PIAPS? This is why Red states (which voted republican in 2012) need hold the early primaries. If Christie is selected for 2016, I will either leave the top of the ticket blank or write in Buffy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rinohunter, 8/17/2013 4:34:22 PM     (No. 9478843)

A RINO winning and then governing as a RINO is NOT governing! It´s just being a Democrat lite, which I can´t stand, and which usually ends up with foisting more limitations (less freedom) on the people.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 8/17/2013 4:40:17 PM     (No. 9478848)

# 1 We lost House seats last November and because of redistricting, etc.
the Republican majority has shrunk to just 33 seats.
In 2011 we had a 51 seat majority.
All Pelosi needs is 16 seats in 2014 to become Speaker again.
The Senate has a 10 seat Democrat majority , which looks insurmountable at present.
Christie is absolutely correct .
If we don´t win, we can´t govern.
And for all those childish posters who delight in name calling about Christie´s weight-he´s lost quite a bit since his lap band surgery.
He actually looks thinner than Limbaugh, who has unfortunately regained all the weight that he lost.
Some of us , like Christie , want to defeat Democrats ,
some on the right would prefer
to just defeat Republicans.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/17/2013 4:41:49 PM     (No. 9478851)

Who in Hell does Christie think he is fooling? He has put on his colors bright and bold. He was ever the RINO, and not even he could keep up the façade for long.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: chumley, 8/17/2013 4:45:35 PM     (No. 9478853)

...and if we do win, we also don´t govern. We just keep doing what the last guy did.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/17/2013 4:52:59 PM     (No. 9478859)

What´s wrong with that statement? It´s a fact that if we don´t win, we don´t govern. So, the objective is to win. I welcome Governor Christie to the battle. There will be others. But, we have to win. And, more than that, we have to want to win. I see a lot of posters who don´t seem to really care whether we prevail or not.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/17/2013 4:55:44 PM     (No. 9478863)

#5 Republicans lost 6 seats in 2012, usually the top of the ticket commands a much bigger influence on the balance (look it up do some research). Redistricting favors the Republicans in 2014 and I will look for your posts after the midterms.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: fritzilou, 8/17/2013 5:04:13 PM     (No. 9478873)

Winning hasn´t given us what we need since Reagan. Reagan lowered taxes and the economy took off. He was very disappointed as were we that the Congress would not cooperate with cutting spending. Spending is a major problem and so much waste too.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: losgatos, 8/17/2013 5:09:55 PM     (No. 9478880)

I guess some posters are happy with Obama and want to follow him with Hillary. Keep that Socialism going! You too can be on welfare!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mazeman, 8/17/2013 5:10:06 PM     (No. 9478881)

No more RINOs.

If Christie gets the nomination, I´ll stay at home or vote 3rd Party. Never thought I´d say that, but I´ve had it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 8/17/2013 5:20:17 PM     (No. 9478887)

I certainly don´t want Christie governing anything outside of NJ! Nice try tho...akin to Rubio´s "if we don´t pass immigration Obama will use E.O." Obama doesn´t want immigration reform...he just wants the wedge issue.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: fishbone, 8/17/2013 5:20:42 PM     (No. 9478888)

What´s this "we" Fatman? You got a bagel in your pocket?


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Reply 15 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 8/17/2013 5:26:27 PM     (No. 9478894)

The usual RINO suspects rally around Christie just as they did "Benedict Arnold" McCain and Mr. Fold Up Like a Cheap Lawn Chair Romney.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 8/17/2013 5:37:11 PM     (No. 9478903)

I am a very strong supporter of Christie, as governor of NJ, only! Well, senator from there too if that´s ever in the cards. We need to win the all seats we can at the state and local levels. The more Corzines, Torricellis, Manchins, Corey Bookers, and Deval Patricks we can knock off at the local level, the better. As our GOP nominee in 2016, NO WAY!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: justavoter, 8/17/2013 5:41:59 PM     (No. 9478906)

I´ m a third party voter if the establishment suceeds in putting fatso up

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ocho reales, 8/17/2013 5:47:19 PM     (No. 9478907)

It´s going to be between Christie and Clinton. Do you really want Hillary Clinton for 2016-2024? Give me a break! Any Republican is better than the Democrats. Christie will have a chance in the NorthEast and with minorities. At this moment I firmly believe he is the only Republican out there with any chance of defeating Clinton. He´s not perfect, but neither is Obama to some Democrats. It will be Christie and he will have this conservative´s vote.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Polecat49, 8/17/2013 5:52:15 PM     (No. 9478915)

He is right. BUT, what plays well in new jersey, gets your clock cleaned in Fly Over Country. So instead of going and begging on our knees to people who HATE our guts, tell them to serve their plantation masters and beat the H-ll out of them in the voting booths.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 8/17/2013 5:55:43 PM     (No. 9478917)

The Buckley Rule is this: Vote for the most conservative candidate who can win. Both parts of that sentence deserve attention. Christie is less conservative than some other Republicans but indisputably more conservative than Hillary. If it comes down to that choice, then my choice is as easy as ABC: Anybody But Clinton.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: clw54, 8/17/2013 5:56:53 PM     (No. 9478918)

I REALLY could have done without those photos of Christie looking up at BHO like an adoring puppy. Get us Jan Brewer instead. She´ll shake a finger at the guy.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: JediJerry, 8/17/2013 6:15:12 PM     (No. 9478927)

If Chris doesn´t eat bacon wrapped corn dogs, donuts and deep fried Twinkies, he isn´t happy.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: pickle1, 8/17/2013 6:20:26 PM     (No. 9478934)

He seems to be doing everything he can to make sure we don´t win.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/17/2013 6:35:18 PM     (No. 9478943)

#5 ~ Christie´s errs in imagining that Democrats will vote for a Republican.

In our system most winners win because they are the candidates who can turn out the greatest number of voters who find them compatible. That is, Republicans win when more Republicans vote than there are Democrats who win.

Voter registration drives are more important than running candidates who somebody believes can attract black voters.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: STLstudent, 8/17/2013 6:45:03 PM     (No. 9478956)

But if you govern like a Democrat, liberty still loses. Are you saying the only way to govern is like a Marxist? Then nothing really matters anyway -- liberty dies.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: tisHimself, 8/17/2013 6:48:51 PM     (No. 9478958)

Christie is far more electable than Romney redux, or anyone else the Bush/Rove machinery wishes to foist upon the base.
That could change.

Given that we nominated a guy who couldn´t get above 26% against the field, that constitutes stupidity. He´s a practicing Catholic who doesn´t seem to despise t partiers. That´s a starting point.

The nomination process deserves as many voices as possible being heard in a POSITIVE, 11th commandment friendly environment, in constrast to the whispered stories and planted articles and spun threads and etch a sketch stratergies of 2012.
ABB

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Reply 27 - Posted by: yuban, 8/17/2013 7:15:15 PM     (No. 9478992)

I guess some posters are happy with RINO´s and want to follow him with Hillary. Keep that Socialism going! You too can be on welfare!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: dman, 8/17/2013 7:32:55 PM     (No. 9479008)

#11 and #27: is that the new Establishment "line", or are you the same person?

Regardless: no sale here.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 8/17/2013 7:42:46 PM     (No. 9479017)

I´m not a Christie fan, especially after his speech at the Republican Convention and his slobbering over Obama during Hurricane Sandy, but I will take him over Hillary. Many L.Dotters have wanted someone with a big mouth who tells people off, so Christie should fit that bill. I certainly will not sit at home and pout if my candidate of choice doesn´t get the nomination. Maybe that means I am a RINO???

I am sure I have, at times, posted something negative about someone´s looks (Hillary) or weight, but I think we are better than that and know how to post intelligent, well thought out replies.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 8/17/2013 7:44:50 PM     (No. 9479018)

#12, if you do stay home and Hillary wins the presidency, I hope you will have the decency not to post any complaints about her administration because you will have helped elect her. But if, instead you are actually a Democrat trying to suppress the Republican vote, then I guess you wouldn´t have any reason to complain, would you.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: neanderthal, 8/17/2013 7:52:00 PM     (No. 9479022)

To quote the PIAPS," What difference, at this time, does it make" whether the democrats or the Rinos have the power? How would our lives be any different under one rather than the other?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/17/2013 8:40:52 PM     (No. 9479067)

#15 hits the nail squarely.

If Christie runs - - or more to the point, waddles - - for president - - look for the same gaggle of money-grubbing, professional RINO consultants - - who blanketed this board for Mr. Mittens - - to do the same for Mr. Fatso.

It will be just as ugly as the last time - - but many posters other than just myself will be ready for them this time.

C´mon, Christiebots - - let´s have at it!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: belwhatter, 8/17/2013 9:46:21 PM     (No. 9479107)

I want a candidate I can vote FOR, not another insufferable vote to keep the democrat from winning. I think the republican party has backed too many dead horses, - time an Independent thinker

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Malia2012, 8/18/2013 9:02:12 PM     (No. 9480207)

What #5 & #8 said. Frankly, it´s getting to the point that if Ronald Reagan came back, HE wouldn´t satisfy some purists in the GOP. I´m NO fan of Christie, but we have to WIN to CHANGE what is going on. Sitting on the couch grousing about candidates who don´t "live up" to impossible demands to please some has never won an election and that´s not going to change anytime soon.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: oldsfc, 8/18/2013 9:58:19 PM     (No. 9480274)

Christie couldn´t draw flies in an election in the south. Deal with it. RINOs are carpetbaggers in every sense of the word.

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Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.


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