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How Chris Christie Can
Save His Career

National Journal, by Ron Fournier

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Posted By:Drive, 1/9/2014 9:43:23 AM

Since 1992, when Bill Clinton moderated the Democratic Party´s image by criticizing a hip-hop artist for her racially incendiary comments, politicians have searched for their "Sister Souljah moment" – when a candidate takes what appears to be a brave stand against extremes in their party. In 2000, George W. Bush caricaturized conservative jurist Robert Bork in an attempt to appear more compassionate than the GOP brand. That same year, Republican presidential candidate John McCain demonized the far right´s "agents of intolerance." Eight years later, Sen. Barack Obama distanced himself from his own pastor, calling Jeremiah Wright´s racially charged comments "a bunch

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 1/9/2014 9:49:29 AM     (No. 9685686)

Forget it Christie. Your popularity was always exceedingly fragile. As a Republican, one stumble is all it takes to knock you out.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/9/2014 9:55:28 AM     (No. 9685689)

A politician can successfully lie and hide behind his corrupted cohorts. Obama does it every day.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: droopydog, 1/9/2014 9:59:10 AM     (No. 9685692)

How does someone like that normally get out of a jam? He´s gotta whack a few guys.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ohioTom, 1/9/2014 10:02:25 AM     (No. 9685696)

Bullsh*t. His career isn´t done. If Obama can watch military men get slaughtered and not raise a finger, plus all the other stuff he´s not held accountable for, how can this kill Christie.

It´s high time we fought back and not turn tail every time there´s some scandal. Scr#w the Dems.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 1/9/2014 10:02:45 AM     (No. 9685698)

Fatso is finished - -

- - and good riddance.

Let´s see - - which RINO can the leftist media recruit now to trash the Tea Party?. That´s a mighty big empty suit to fill.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: peebster, 1/9/2014 10:03:00 AM     (No. 9685699)

"...that´s a nice governorship you have there, Christie. Be a shame should anything happen to it..." Seriously, tho...they´ll give him a bit of grief, but they want another ´moderate´ to run again and lose, so they won´t be too harsh.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/9/2014 10:04:43 AM     (No. 9685700)

Ron Fournier? He´s a joke.

In any case, Christie does seem to have engaged in behavior fitting of Obama -- petty nastiness for revenge´s sake -- but nothing nearly as destructive and corrupt as what Obama did with his IRS and FBI.

Oddly enough, the media seems to be much more interested in the Christie story than the IRS and FBI stories.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: farmwife, 1/9/2014 10:05:44 AM     (No. 9685703)

We all ready have a petty vindictive man as president. We don´t need another one.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/9/2014 10:09:40 AM     (No. 9685707)

Sooo, according to Ron-Ron, the only way for Jelly Donut to "save" his career is to start bashing conservatives. What surprising advice from Ron-Ron.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JAN, 1/9/2014 10:25:16 AM     (No. 9685719)

What career is that? Backstabbing Romney, fellow republicans, anyone with whom he disagrees, and of course, being a loud mouthed bully?

Remember Tom Kean´s phrase....NJ and You......Perfect Together.

With Christie it´s NJ Shore and Me......perfect together. He could join Snookie and J Wow any day of the week.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/9/2014 10:53:04 AM     (No. 9685755)

He cannot undo the ´embrace´ any more than he can unring a bell. Forget it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Axeman, 1/9/2014 10:58:17 AM     (No. 9685764)

Career???
Therein lies the problem.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: clw54, 1/9/2014 11:03:55 AM     (No. 9685773)

The media is always saying Republicans should act more like Democrats. Well, you´re seeing one.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: stealthy, 1/9/2014 11:04:38 AM     (No. 9685775)

Giant nothingburger. Outside of DC, the whole world doesn´t care about their road rage.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: MissMolly, 1/9/2014 11:06:02 AM     (No. 9685778)

I don´t think this mini-malarkey is having any impact beyond the New Jersey/New York borders.
I hope he runs. He´ll make it interesting.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lucky4, 1/9/2014 11:35:13 AM     (No. 9685836)

Save his career? The Dem´s wish. This is is drop in a the ocean. He took responsibility, he fired them. Old news by the weekend.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: dman, 1/9/2014 12:25:55 PM     (No. 9685912)

This latest flap is the least of Christie´s worries. Hugging the Emperor a week before the 2012 elections is what has doomed his national prospects - whether he or his Establishment backers realize it, or not. It may have been good for NJ, but it still sticks in the craw of the rest of us. It will not be forgotten.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/9/2014 2:23:25 PM     (No. 9686069)

If Christie becomes a Democrat all will be forgotten.

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