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Conservatives on Chris Christie:
Diva Getting What He Deserves

National Journal, by Josh Kraushaar

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Posted By:garnet, 1/11/2014 11:42:04 AM

Chris Christie took the first step in damage control Thursday by apologizing and announcing he was firing two of his closest aides connected to a scheme to jam up traffic on the George Washington Bridge. But despite a textbook press conference, his longer-term political problem is likely to be from his own party, where the scandal is giving a legion of under-the-radar Christie skeptics room to criticize the governor.Christie´s base has always been his New Jersey inner circle and Wall Street donors enthused over his electability and pragmatic approach to governance. By contrast, Christie never engendered deep support among Washington


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cleanhouseinDC, 1/11/2014 11:51:48 AM     (No. 9688206)

Who cares. Christie is just one more excuse to write in a vote or vote for a third party.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/11/2014 11:53:43 AM     (No. 9688209)

Way to go, "conservatives". Smack Christie and give the democrats ammunition and a free pass. Idiots.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bkt23, 1/11/2014 11:55:25 AM     (No. 9688213)

I really don´t care about the bridge closing. I´m far more concerned about his politics and from every angle they smell like collectivism. He started out sounding pretty good, but he quickly lost the respect of real Americans.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 1/11/2014 12:00:35 PM     (No. 9688223)

If you run with the wolves, you howl with them too..

he wouldn´t get six votes west of the Hudson..
and that´s BEFORE this MSM derived "problem"..

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 1/11/2014 12:00:40 PM     (No. 9688224)

Jealous idiots!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/11/2014 12:05:22 PM     (No. 9688230)

I don´t know about Christie losing the respect of "real Americans", #3. I consider myself a real American and I could vote for him, although he wouldn´t be on my top ten list of preferences. I know I´m repeating myself, but hardly anyone outside of the Northeast gives a flip about this mini-mess.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hotrod, 1/11/2014 12:11:08 PM     (No. 9688238)

I agree #2. Reasonable people can disagree. Unreasonable people demonize, denigrate, and slander. The democrats love what conservatives are doing.....

When did a ´´RINO´´ become worse than a democrat? Reading some posts from single-issue people certainly reinforce that idea!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/11/2014 12:18:36 PM     (No. 9688248)

#2, take a look in your own keeking glass. Your ilk are the problem. Christie is nothing but a democrat in republican clothing. We can´t win by sucking up to the libs hoping to win their votes. You want support? Help us identify a true conservative candidate, then support him to the max.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JAN, 1/11/2014 12:32:19 PM     (No. 9688265)

Christie spent a good part of his time blasting other republicans.

He attacked congress for trying to get the pork out of the Sandy bill, he attacks Rand Paul, and other tea party folks.

He´s all about gun control, in state tuition for illegals, gay marriage and assorted other left wing issues.

He tried to get a muslim activist onto our Court. The man finally withdrew after admitting he FORGOT he was the attorney for a so called charity that was designated a terror group.

Christie was elected because he wasn´t Corzine.

Small time political hack, IMHO.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 1/11/2014 12:34:37 PM     (No. 9688272)

"When did a ´´RINO´´ become worse than a democrat? Reading some posts from single-issue people certainly reinforce that idea!"

The problem exacerbated itself the years Republicans held all the government, during that time we got expanded government, medicare, education bills written by teddy kennedy, deficits as far as the eye can see etc.... Because of this the party lost the Reagan democrats and the independents, the base stayed home giving government back to the dems. RINO´s need weeded out because they (with their crony capitalism) destroy the brand in flyover country. There are many in North Georgia who agree with conservative positions but will never vote republican because it is indeed the "party of the rich".

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mnwxyz, 1/11/2014 12:39:29 PM     (No. 9688277)

I couldn´t stand FatBoySlim even before bridgegate.

He had really serious ethical problems as U.S. Attorney. I was amazed he survived those. There´s a pattern here... this guy is political nitroglycerine. He would´ve blown up in the GOP´s face.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/11/2014 12:47:54 PM     (No. 9688291)

Bingo #11...The painful, politically incorrect truth regarding Governor Gasbag---Once he "floats" out west of the Delaware River, in the upcoming GOP Primaries, he "flames out" faster than the Hindenberg at Lakehurst. End of story!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Achilles, 1/11/2014 12:48:42 PM     (No. 9688293)

There are plenty of examples of Christie being a bully. A few years ago, I watched a video of him getting in the face of a regular joe heckler at the boardwalk. The repulsive nature of the exchange was Christie trash talking the guy from behind his several burly state trooper body guards. Christie acts like he was the last kid picked for kickball his entire childhood.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: fayebeck, 1/11/2014 12:51:46 PM     (No. 9688295)

Since when are men called a DIVA? Gawdalmighty has America come this far? A Diva is a successful woman. An Opera Star. That sorta thing. Today´s Diva´s are Britney Spears, and Miley Cyrus and now Governor Christie?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: absalom, 1/11/2014 1:05:50 PM     (No. 9688313)

#9, Jan is correct but Christie´s fans, oblivious to reality, are Jake w/his big government, high tax, politically correct mantra. He´s Bush and Romney redux.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Harleynyc, 1/11/2014 1:08:25 PM     (No. 9688316)

He was amusing with his big mouth, and his in-your-face speeches were entertaining. As a conservative who desperately seeks my voice in a politician, I wanted to believe he was mine. But...
-He stiffed this Sandy survivor on a technicality, when I lost my Jersey shore house. I got no help whatsoever after paying huge taxes since 1987-
-He showed the world his man-crush on obama, which no doubt helped obama win-
-His in-state tuition bill for illegals is a slap in the face to AMERICANS-
-And now Bridgegate-which tarnishes the image of all republicans and feeds the MSM with ammo.
Goodbye Mr. Christie. I am so over you.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/11/2014 1:30:22 PM     (No. 9688340)

You cannot hide who you really are forever. The real you always manages to surface. What is telling is that his "closest aides" had no qualms about shutting down the highway. You surround yourself with like-minded people and the fact these individuals for even a moment thought this was a good idea is very telling. Another thing, why do these aides keep using email and texts to hatch their chicanery? Are they really that dim? This whole fiasco has been a disaster on every level. What it points out is that Christie is a bad judge of character if these were the kind of people he chose to surround himself with.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: franq, 1/11/2014 1:46:03 PM     (No. 9688356)

Was never a Christie fan.
"He came to us. He came amongst us."
Let´s see, would I rather die of cancer or a stroke...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: dman, 1/11/2014 1:59:16 PM     (No. 9688375)

He who lives by the sword ..

BTW: I´d remind the Establishment apologists here what Einstein said about insanity. Better to deal with a few more Democrat victories (which are likely to happen anyway) if that is what we must go through to save the Republic. Amnesty for the illegals, which the GOP Elites support, will surely destroy it. How about giving conservatives a reason to vote for you, other than just keeping the Dems out? How has that been working out?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/11/2014 3:00:26 PM     (No. 9688441)

Well, excuse me, #8! My "Ilk"?
You really need to consider growing up and talking issues rather than casting aspersions at those whose comments you do not understand.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: absalom, 1/11/2014 3:20:32 PM     (No. 9688461)

#2.(Way to go "conservatives"........ Idiots.)
Er.... please advise which issues are present it your tasteful and thoughtful post???
As Clemens observed, "Better to sit in silence and be presumed a dunce, that open one´s mouth and remove all doubt."

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Reply 22 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 1/11/2014 3:30:56 PM     (No. 9688473)

Benghazi, four dead in Libya

NSA spying on innocent people like us

IRS targeting innocent people like us

Law degree license revoked

57 states

Fast and Furious

Fake birth certificate

Pot smoking monkey

$300,000 annual salary for a fake Chicago job

Lavish vacations in Hawaii and elsewhere

Golfing and basketball and watching ESPN

No desire to really lead as CIC

Atrocious jobs forecast with high unemployment

Terrible economy with us getting less and paying more for every damn thing

When the lap-dog rump-swab left wing corrupt media gets around to these "SCANDALS"....please wake me up!

You corrupt hypocrite bastids!!!!!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/11/2014 4:39:41 PM     (No. 9688526)

Hey#21, I could care less what you think or say about my posts but please do not change the context of them. That is underhanded.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: rmsimms, 1/11/2014 7:38:09 PM     (No. 9688662)

The "issue", #21, is that your assessment was dead on target....nothing makes a liberal (or a RINO, in this case) angrier then when you tell the truth about them.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 1/11/2014 7:43:53 PM     (No. 9688667)

Chris Christie is to politics what Bill O´Reilly is to journalism.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: readaholic, 1/12/2014 1:01:42 PM     (No. 9689330)

Brilliant, #25.

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