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Oh good grief, and they say he’s a libertarian, too. How embarrassing. :(

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2010 at 12:09 AM

LOL!

Dire Straits on June 4, 2010 at 12:10 AM

canopfor on June 3, 2010 at 11:57 PM
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I truly hope and pray that Christie is just the beginning of common sense conservatives that tell it like it is. And that the Republican Party finally shifts back to being a clear alternative from the Democrats.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2010 at 12:04 AM

John the Libertarian: Thats an Amen,right back at ya!!:)

Oh,heres that DNC taking over Obama’s Organizing for
America thingy!!
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DNC’s Targeting of Obama First-Time Voters Triggers Limbaugh Protest
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http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/04/26/dncs-targeting-of-obama-first-time-voters-triggers-limbaugh-pro/

canopfor on June 4, 2010 at 12:11 AM

Hey!
Whatever happened to threaded comments?

RadioFreeUSA on June 4, 2010 at 12:11 AM

More Christielicious-ness!

We should just send him around the country on tour to make a stop in all the messed up states so he can fix them. New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, California — all could use a dose of the Fat Man.

Or just Palin/Christie 2012. That would be fine too.

NoLeftTurn on June 4, 2010 at 12:11 AM

“It is the character of a brave and resolute man not to be troubled by adversity and not to desert his post.”

redslippers on June 4, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Note to President O-blame-a: THIS is what change looks like.

RadioFreeUSA on June 4, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Kini on June 4, 2010 at 12:08 AM

What is your opinion on Charles Djou? Just curious..

Dire Straits on June 4, 2010 at 12:12 AM

There’s fairness, and then there is the bully in the school yard, as Christie point out. Labor Unions are the bullies, and it’s time to level the playground.

Kini on June 4, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Kini:Aloha Kini,Therein is the truth about bullies!!

And,its been a long day,Good Night Kini,and the rest of
you Hot Airyan RedNecks!!!——————–:)

canopfor on June 4, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Such a simple, concise message and delivery. This man is definitely on top of his game with this particular issue.

Doesn’t waiver. Doesn’t yield. Doesn’t apologize. He is the Anti-Obama.

Neo-con Artist on June 4, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Hey!
Whatever happened to threaded comments?

RadioFreeUSA on June 4, 2010 at 12:11 AM

RadioFreeUSA: Coarse or Fine thread!!:)

Okay,i’m going,night all!

canopfor on June 4, 2010 at 12:16 AM

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/04/26/dncs-targeting-of-obama-first-time-voters-triggers-limbaugh-pro/

canopfor on June 4, 2010 at 12:11 AM

That was a strange article. Her first reference to Rush was just “Limbaugh”. Disrespectful and shows her bias.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Hey… “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”

Mayhem on June 4, 2010 at 12:20 AM

For the first time, New Joisey is better than New Yawk at something. New Joisey actually has a bonafide Governor.

hadsil on June 4, 2010 at 12:20 AM

To paraphrase FLOTUS, and since I was born in, and lived the first 10 years of my life in, the Garden State, “For the first time in my life, I am proud that I was born in New Jersey.”

Hail Christie, we are not worthy!

Hail Christie, we are not worthy!!!

fred5678 on June 4, 2010 at 12:22 AM

They send one of yours to the hospital, you send one of theirs to the morgue. That’s the Christie way.

kagai on June 4, 2010 at 12:29 AM

He’s all kinds of awesome.

John on June 4, 2010 at 12:38 AM

Y’know, Ive been looking around, trying to figure who the hell we’ve got who’s gonna be able to take on the long entrenched powers that be. Generally I’ve looked to who has the experience, who has the backround, who exhibits the persona that has a chance against the media enabled machine that faces us. Christie does not meet all of these, he is new comer without any foreign policy backround what so ever and no national recognition to build on, but with every appearance, every speech, his camera ready presentation, take no prisoners attitude and his unwillingness to fold under pressure, is bring me around to the fact that this just might be the guy.

When he first appeared on the NJ stage, I was impressed, but not as much as I was entertained, but now,…. every time I look him, at him his presentational style, the substance of his words and how effortlessly he makes our arguement, the mor3e I am thinking Christie plus a foreign policy honcho is the ticket in ’12.

Sorry, but thats just my 2 cents and I am standing by it as it stacks up now.

Archimedes on June 4, 2010 at 12:43 AM

For the first time, New Joisey is better than New Yawk at something. New Joisey actually has a bonafide Governor.

hadsil on June 4, 2010 at 12:20 AM

come on!
you say joisey
yawk

then not govanuh?

blatantblue on June 4, 2010 at 12:51 AM

ay’yo

tony suhprano hee’h

wazzap

i tell ya
i was wit mah lookin fo them new cannoliz that lizzies got down main stuh-reet

i tell ya i was lookin fuh’dem cannoliz and aaawwwllll the sudden

vincenzo comes out from behind vinny’s pizza and says

“YO! TONY!”

i said HEYYYYYYYYY

/italian off

oh gosh italian off

blatantblue on June 4, 2010 at 12:53 AM

Can’t you see him standing up against the metrosexual pres? A man of substance! You know he will have way more experience than zero had when he took office. Besides, we will save millions when he gets rid of all the czars, and michelle’s over bloated office staff.
Christie/Ryan

Bambi on June 4, 2010 at 12:56 AM

Wow is he coherent. I’ve been missing that between the RINO’s and left-tards.

Mojave Mark on June 4, 2010 at 12:59 AM

Arch , I agree ..

wheels on June 4, 2010 at 1:01 AM

yes, coherent and unapologetic. The manner in which the GOP abandons those who have those qualities makes me think leadership has gone all manchurian candidate, promoting only those boobs who aren’t

joeindc44 on June 4, 2010 at 1:04 AM

When he said “you punch them, I punch you,” I swear I saw Tony Soprano, only using his force for good instead of evil.

Red Cloud on June 3, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Negative. Soprano and the culture of criminal worship are douches.

Christie’s channeling Detective John Kimball from Kindergarten Cop. (If only Cali had him instead of Ahnold.)

You hit the kid, I hit you.”

CPL 310 on June 4, 2010 at 1:11 AM

I WANT ONE.

salmonczar on June 4, 2010 at 1:17 AM

What is your opinion on Charles Djou? Just curious..

Dire Straits on June 4, 2010 at 12:12 AM

I very much like Djou. Whenever Djou was interviewed, here, by reporters, he’s very much a problem solver, man of ideas and conservative values. A National Guardsman, and a very humble man. Yet, strong in his convictions. Djou faces a very hostile democrat machine in Hawai’i, but he’s no RINO.

Djou and Christie maybe polar opposites in that respect, but they fight the same battle. A bloated Union, both Teacher and Labor, that for years have fed off public teet for many years.

As Djou brings the fight to Congress, he succeeds his predecessor, Abercrombie, who is running for Governor and is a huge teachers union supporter.

The parallels are outstanding between Djou and Christie, but the ideology is broadly defined in Conservative views.

Kini on June 4, 2010 at 1:19 AM

Here is a thought that an economist put forth. If Ca declared bankruptcy tomorrow, the land buildings roads work force natural resources would all still be sitting there. What would change? The impact of government itself.

CA is not broke, but its system of government is. Of course the biggest impediment to recovery is all the unsustainable promises made to the government class. Bankruptcy could wipe out all these unbearable promises and put the state onto a sustainable path.

This is why it so important to not allow the feds to bail them out.

GnuBreed on June 4, 2010 at 1:23 AM

This is why it so important to not allow the feds to bail them out.

GnuBreed on June 4, 2010 at 1:23 AM

It’s time to outsource Public Labor, to the Private Sector.

Let’s start with the teachers unions.

Kini on June 4, 2010 at 1:41 AM

The oldline was ‘it ain’t over til the fat lady sings.’

The new line is ‘it ain’t started til the fat man shows up.’

platypus on June 4, 2010 at 1:47 AM

I agree 2012 is too soon, but we need someone LIKE him for 2012……….I wish he was ready for 2012.

deidre on June 3, 2010 at 11:20 PM

We already have her. Lets give Christie time to fix NJ. This guy is doing two things. Actually governing, and inspiring others. He’s showing people that even in the worst environment, you can fix things, if you just do it.

People like Christie, Palin, Bachmann, and others are inspiring more GOOD people to get involved in politics. This is a revolution.

gary4205 on June 4, 2010 at 1:47 AM

The unions will go after Christie and Brewer with everything they got, but these two Governor’s will come out victorious.

lonestar1 on June 4, 2010 at 12:06 AM

The union’s passion against Brewer and this immigration law is very instructive. They’ll drone on endlessly about how their objective is to raise the standard of living for blue collar workers. Being an advocate for those in greatest need of one. One big thing that undercuts the people they are purporting to help is the influx of cheap labor in the form of millions upon millions of illegals.

Yet, here is the union being a loud voice in opposition to a law designed to seriously address the porous border. If you want to make a list of people most affected by this problem, I’d put the working poor near the top of the list. The people with a limited skillset. The “bottom 25%” that democrat politicians constantly reference. Is this even debatable? Who is the union really protecting there?

It’s time for someone to call them out on this the same way Christie is handling the teachers union. Make the case in a direct way, so that the people that follow their union thug bosses mindlessly get exposure to some truth.

stldave on June 4, 2010 at 1:53 AM

Wish we could clone this guy.

ButterflyDragon on June 4, 2010 at 1:56 AM

Now you understand why the dems and Obama got so mad about the SCOTUS decision to allow corp to fund campaigns. It levels the playing field. In a fair fight the unions lose.

unseen on June 4, 2010 at 2:03 AM

Governor Christie…are you our Washington?

yoda on June 4, 2010 at 2:07 AM

As a conservative who is disenchanted with the Romney’s, McCains and Gingriches the Republicans have offered us; I hope this guy gets traction, and achieves visible successes– so that people get to know him.
THIS IS THE MAN THAT THE REPUBLICANS ABSOLUTELY NEED TO RUN AGAINST OBAMMY IN 2012!!

badcrow on June 4, 2010 at 2:17 AM

This man gives me tingles up my leg that Matthews can only dream about. If he is the future of our party, count me in.

winewife on June 4, 2010 at 2:23 AM

I love Chris Christie but 2012 is too soon for him to run for POTUS. He’s got a lot of work to do in NJ and if he can apply fundamental conservative principles this publicly (i.e. the town halls and media confrontations about tone and other irrelevant crap) and bring that State back to fiscal solvency, he’ll be unstoppable in 2016 or even 2020 if the GOP gets in in 2012 for 8yrs.

Renwaa on June 4, 2010 at 2:55 AM

I just spent the past half hour going through Christies YouTube channel, watching different videos when it hit me: I am sitting up late at night looking at common sense porn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhFFhnI0y-Y

EconomicPirate on June 4, 2010 at 2:57 AM

Kini on June 4, 2010 at 1:19 AM

Thanks Kini…that is very GOOD news. :)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2010 at 3:02 AM

fat men sure like to talk

PrezHussein on June 4, 2010 at 3:35 AM

Christie does not meet all of these, he is new comer without any foreign policy backround what so ever
Archimedes on June 4, 2010 at 12:43 AM

But he can see Newfoundland from his front porch.

davidk on June 4, 2010 at 3:43 AM

The only Republican politician in the USA with a clue.

The ONLY one.

rickyricardo on June 4, 2010 at 4:24 AM

Thanks Kini…that is very GOOD news. :)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2010 at 3:02 AM

You are welcome. In my humble opinion….

Between New Jersey and Hawai’i, there are so many different political dynamics, mostly because of cultural diversity, population density, and the inherent human desire to run with a winner. Right or wrong. People need to know whom they are voting for. And those elected need to be held accountable for their lack of backbone to keep their campaign promises. Schwarzenegger, comes to mind.

Because, who we elect, takes our money, and spends it.

Djou, is not in my district, but I donated to him, and I support him. I could not vote for the guy, but I did the next best thing. Money well spent.

Kini on June 4, 2010 at 4:48 AM

My new name for Chris Christie: “Man Crush”…

I just love this guy.

Haiku Guy on June 4, 2010 at 6:18 AM

Someone said Palin/Christie 2012. Are you nuts? I am no Palin hater, but when h as she ever had to do the heavy lifting that Christie is doing right before our eyes? He is so clear-eyed and lucid in his arguments, he really does remind me of Reagan (with a Jersey twist). Whenever a politician is able to simply and powerfully explain an issue in clear terms, when he has his audience saying “damn right” as they listen to him, he has won the day.

Christie is nobody’s VP– he is a headlining star, the real deal. I hope he somehow burnishes his foreign policy credentials to round out his resume, and throws his hat into the ring for 2012.

gajaw999 on June 4, 2010 at 6:29 AM

Now you understand why the dems and Obama got so mad about the SCOTUS decision to allow corp to fund campaigns. It levels the playing field. In a fair fight the unions lose.

unseen on June 4, 2010 at 2:03 AM

Probably the best use of corporate cash would be to “go negative” about unions in general, government unions in particular. It’s the lefty Democrat base, easy target.

exdeadhead on June 4, 2010 at 6:32 AM

….I need a cigarette….

***thighs sweating***

seejanemom on June 4, 2010 at 7:00 AM

I can’t believe i am saying this…HOPE and CHANGE!

Osis on June 4, 2010 at 7:27 AM

That guy makes John Wayne look like a wimp.

tim c on June 4, 2010 at 7:44 AM

Now you understand why the dems and Obama got so mad about the SCOTUS decision to allow corp to fund campaigns. It levels the playing field. In a fair fight the unions lose.

unseen on June 4, 2010 at 2:03 AM

They didn’t — the SCOTUS said corporations could put out political ads because freedom of speech applies to them too. The ban on corporate contributions to campaigns still stands. Individuals within the corporation can make contributions just as they have done in the past.

Dasher on June 4, 2010 at 8:05 AM

With 57 governors like this, it wouldn’t matter how they behaved in DC, we could just ignore them and their puppets in the Supreme Court tht insist upon making law, built upon previous laws that they either made or deliberately misinterpreted. It is a bit of irony to see governors (AZ) enforcing the actual law that the Feds ignore.

Don L on June 4, 2010 at 8:12 AM

Teachers unions = Gulf of Mexico
Christie = oil leak

Too soon?

Good Lt on June 4, 2010 at 8:14 AM

“He is the One” – Morpheus.

lionheart on June 4, 2010 at 8:21 AM

Best vote I ever made. =)

ZK on June 4, 2010 at 8:24 AM

I am a New Jerseyan. I am a teacher and now a school administrator. And I LOVE Chris Christie!! He has the guts to get the job done!! I bet all of you NON-New Jerseyans are jealous and you should be. LOL. (I never thought I would get to say that!)

Dan Pet on June 3, 2010 at 11:16 PM

I am a Texan who married a Jersey Girl. We are going to spend a few days in Brigantine this summer and I intend to talk with my hosts about Christie. It will be interesting to get their take on him.

Kafir on June 4, 2010 at 8:36 AM

I worry for his safety.

watson007 on June 4, 2010 at 8:58 AM

Christie does not meet all of these, he is new comer without any foreign policy backround what so ever
Archimedes on June 4, 2010 at 12:43 AM

He understands who is the enemy, and what to do to them.

Slowburn on June 4, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Can we go ahead and just put this guy in the Whitehouse now? I see no reason to wait another 2 years. Christie is by everything I’ve seen and heard a real guy and no politician, just common sense and that is something almost unheard of these days!

BadMojo on June 4, 2010 at 9:25 AM

This man gives me tingles up my leg that Matthews can only dream about. If he is the future of our party, count me in.
winewife

This guy makes me want to give up my No Party Affiliation registration and re-register as a Republican. And that ain’t never happened before.

Maybe I’m losing my mind, but I finally have a modicum of the hopey-changey Odamna so incessantly chattered on about.

Crusader Rabbit on June 4, 2010 at 9:50 AM

am a Texan who married a Jersey Girl. We are going to spend a few days in Brigantine this summer and I intend to talk with my hosts about Christie. It will be interesting to get their take on him.

Kafir on June 4, 2010 at 8:36 AM

I live in South Jersey and South Jersey LOVES Christie.

NJ Red on June 4, 2010 at 9:53 AM

Kafir on June 4, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Oh, and while in Brigantine, make sure you have PLENTY of bug spray…you will need it!!!

NJ Red on June 4, 2010 at 9:56 AM

Screw running for President. We need a guy like him for President, yes, but I’ve got better plans for Chris Christie. After his term in NJ, he needs to move to California and run for Gov. He can serve a term there and then move to Michigan and serve a term. He just needs to rotate through all these messed up states and fix ‘em up. He can be the rotating governor. That’s where we need him most!

dczombie on June 4, 2010 at 9:56 AM

This guy has moved past “givin’em both barrels” and is moving into ‘belt fed’ territory.

Fighton03 on June 4, 2010 at 10:21 AM

We are going to spend a few days in Brigantine this summer

Kafir on June 4, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Horseflies at the shore as big as sparrows and as hungry as vampires.

platypus on June 4, 2010 at 10:23 AM

That is a good question: WHY aren’t more GOP governors governing like Chris Christie?? For that matter, why aren’t more elected Republicans sounding (and voting) like Chris Christie?

It remains to be seen as to what Christie believes about other hot conservative issues, but I am feeling that maybe the Big Guy’s political timeline should be something like this: 1-2 terms as NJ’s Chief Executive; 1-2 terms as the NRC lead (bye-bye, Mr. Steele); 1-2 terms as POTUS; and finally be made a member of the US Supreme Court by a future President Piper Palin, just to rub it in the faces of the liberals.

Like I said in another thread, if Christie wisdom is considered to be conservative p0rn, I want Obama to get a facial tonight. ;-)

itzWicks on June 4, 2010 at 10:31 AM

I have decided I’m all for human cloning as long as we start with Christie.

Clark1 on June 4, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Christie rocks. Why can’t McDonnell talk like this? Why can’t all Republicans talk like this? I’m not even asking for them to ACT like Christie, that’s too much for spineless DC politicians. I’m willing to let them start with just adopting his language.

hawksruleva on June 4, 2010 at 10:59 AM

Gentle reminder: Christie ain’t interested in running for POTUS in 2012.

I respect the man’s bluntness on that front, and I wish him well as he continues to fix NJ and provide quality conservative p0rn for the rest of us. ;-)

itzWicks on June 4, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Christie rocks. Why can’t McDonnell talk like this? Why can’t all Republicans talk like this? I’m not even asking for them to ACT like Christie, that’s too much for spineless DC politicians. I’m willing to let them start with just adopting his language.

hawksruleva on June 4, 2010 at 10:59 AM

First of all, they like ‘em a little more genteel in Virginia. Second of all, Virginia doesn’t have any public employee unions, or legislature full of crooks and union cronies. McDonnell doesn’t need to bust any heads, just tweak a little got get Virginia back on track.

We’re getting ready to elect another guy like Christie in Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett. If Bob Ehrlich can take back Maryland, we could have a real revolution in the mid-Atlantic.

rockmom on June 4, 2010 at 11:28 AM

Love this guy.

jcrue on June 4, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Republicans, do you want to take back the House and Senate? There’s your model. It is bold, real, and desperately needed. No one will confuse Christi with a Democrat.

Look closely at that video and you will see the ghost of Ronald Reagan cheering and applauding in the background!

Keep it up, Gov! By the way, you don’t happen to have a like-minded brother living in Minnesota do you?

sclemens on June 4, 2010 at 11:47 AM

If he is really that person he sounds like a winner to me.

SgtRed on June 4, 2010 at 12:41 PM

I don’t care who you are, that’s Jersey Strong right there, boys and girls.
Hopefully my guv will turn his attention to the road construction and Turkpike Authority debacles at some point but breaking the teacher’s union is job one.
Go Christie.

smfic on June 4, 2010 at 2:35 PM

This kind of thinking and policy should be on a national basis. Unions should be relegated to the $hitcan of history.

BigWyo on June 4, 2010 at 2:38 PM

I love this guy! With so much at stake these days, why aren’t more Repubs calling a duck a duck like this?

bambam on June 4, 2010 at 3:33 PM

New Jersey used to be a punch line, like Poland before they told the soviets to go to hell. Christie is determined to make New Jersey a rallying cry.

SKYFOX on June 4, 2010 at 3:52 PM

I hope this guy does run for president some day. He could eliminate the Dept of Education and then move on to the Dept of Energy and get rid of that one, too. Both of these came from Carter.

Mirimichi on June 4, 2010 at 3:57 PM

itzWicks on June 4, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Washington didn’t really want to be president either, but the people spoke and he was the first President. He did what needed to be done and when country was on a strong footing, he stepped down, even when there were those wanting him to remain in office.

If the people draft Christie, he will serve. He would do a good job fixing this nation from the Team 0bama trainwreck.

Wolftech on June 4, 2010 at 5:08 PM

I think they could put a Christie-Obama debate on Pay-per-view and it would take care of the deficit.

I’d love to hear Christie call O-bow-mao a communist on national teevee.

connectthedots on June 4, 2010 at 8:49 PM

What a refreshing speech from a politician.

scotash on June 4, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Finally!

A Republican who can explain his position and do it in a way that the masses will understand! A man who will stand up and defend his policy!

Doesn’t look like he’s a wimp like many of our other conservatives. He won’t be B****h-slapped all over New Jersey … or anywhere else!

Ricohoc on June 4, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Beat up the bullies! It appears that righteousness is inherent in some people. Those that could not stand by while some chump beat up a weaker kid are truly kinder. A man that knew, from birth, when the weak were preyed upon, when wrongs were abound, and when evil needs to be put out of the school yard. Once and for all.

moyeti on June 5, 2010 at 5:15 AM

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