Quotes of the day

posted at 10:42 pm on February 16, 2011 by Allahpundit

“With just one impressive speech, Chris Christie put three full days of CPAC speakers to shame.

“That’s the bottom line from a bipartisan panel of experts, who watched the New Jersey governor’s address on Wednesday at the American Enterprise Institute for POLITICO – and drew a sharp contrast between Christie and the cattle call of potential GOP hopefuls at the just-concluded conservative gathering…

“‘He hit precisely the right notes people are looking for,’ Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons said of the Republican, citing the governor’s focus on getting the states and nation’s fiscal house in order…

“‘He looked presidential in the kind of Hollywood sense,’ Simmons said. ‘The Bulworth, straight-talking politician. John Goodman on The West Wing. Republican guy from the heartland. He looked that part but it’s a long way to go from there to the White House.’”

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“The way to understand Christie, says Ben Dworkin, director of the Institute for New Jersey politics at Rider University, ‘is he has the leadership skills of a powerful prosecutor who happens to be governor. He argues his case in the press, and he stays on the attack constantly.’ As a federal prosecutor in New Jersey, Christie never lost a corruption case, and there were plenty in a state best known for The Sopranos. His favorite phrase: ‘Heads I win, tails you lose.’ Yet he’s declined to join other Republican governors and attorneys general in challenging Obama’s health care reform. He says he doesn’t have the money to fool around with that stuff right now, and if the law is found unconstitutional, New Jersey will benefit without having to kick in legal fees.

“His refusal to join in suggests a degree of pragmatism that is attractive to non-true believers. This is a guy who has focused his message of change, and is clear about what he stands for. This is distinct from Obama’s message of change, which meant different things to different people in 2008 and left almost everybody disappointed…

“Christie’s tough-guy approach is working, making him a national figure after just 13 months in office. ‘He commands the bully pulpit more effectively than any other governor we have seen in modern history,’ says Dworkin, who predicts Christie will deliver the keynote address at the GOP convention in 2012.”

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DYLAN RATIGAN, HOST: Go ahead, Jonathan. Set all of that aside, just your evaluation of [New Jersey Governor Chris] Christie, period, as a politician and his rhetoric.

JONATHAN CAPEHART, WASHINGTON POST: I think Chris Christie is terrific. Here’s a guy whose tough talk is matched up by tough action. All those things he’s talking about, he talked about at AEI today, those are all things he’s done with the exception of dealing with entitlements and things like that which he doesn’t really have to deal with because he’s a governor. But because he’s a governor in a state with deep financial problems and is forced every day, day in and day out, to make decisions, you know, he’s, he’s making them and he’s not sugar-coating them. He’s not trying to be anybody’s friend. He, you know, President Obama talks about adult conversations. Speaker Boehner talks about adult conversations surrounding the big, tough issues that face the country. Chris Christie is the one who’s actually having the adult conversation and making the tough decisions. And when people get in his face and try to yell back at him, he yells back. He actually yells back, which is why I think is driving his popularity.

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Too bad Christie doesn’t have a “wink” photo.

pugwriter on February 16, 2011 at 10:44 PM

OT: is anyone following whats going on in Wisconsin?

They are trying to pass a law ending collective bargaining for state workers. The teachers union is telling their members to not show up Thurs. and Friday. They are canceling school in some areas.

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20110216/GPG0101/110216148/0/specials01

commodore on February 16, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Opportunity! Next time.

Electrongod on February 16, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Too bad Christie doesn’t have a “wink” photo.

pugwriter on February 16, 2011 at 10:44 PM

I’d settle for a picture of Christie sitting on the ground with his hand stuck in a honeypot.

portlandon on February 16, 2011 at 10:48 PM

Does anyone really believe that Jonathan Capehart truly believes that Christie is “terrific?” I guarantee you that the only way he would publicly and effusively praise him is if he was already sure that Christie would not be any competition to his real hero, Obama.

KickandSwimMom on February 16, 2011 at 10:49 PM

CPAC is an embarrassment-a self indulgent, beltway, navel gazing exercise for the financial benefit of establishment “conservative” insiders.

wraithby on February 16, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Too bad Christie doesn’t have a “wink” photo.

pugwriter on February 16, 2011 at 10:44 PM

I’d settle for a picture of Christie sitting on the ground with his hand stuck in a honeypot.

portlandon on February 16, 2011 at 10:48 PM

LOL!

pugwriter on February 16, 2011 at 10:50 PM

http://www.ontheissues.org/Chris_Christie.htm

Hmmmm….

cynccook on February 16, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Since Capehart and others are praising Christie, it is official there’s something else going on. MSM is fully building him up. I want to know why.

promachus on February 16, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Bipartisan Experts…

Yeah…what ever you say there champ. I like Christie, don’t get me wrong….But when you get a horse turd pumped out of Politcrap touting a “Bipartisan panel of experts’…

Y’all can take bipartisan and cram it straight up the old dusty trail.

BigWyo on February 16, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Does anyone else hear a dog-whistle when liberal democrat strategists are impressed with a Republican? I would be opposed to Christie on a national ticket for this reason alone, were there not so many other reasons not to support him on a national ticket. At least Donkeys stab us in the front.

/Palin12

elcapt on February 16, 2011 at 10:52 PM

too bad all these liberals signing his praise will pull the lever for Obama in a heartbeat.

unseen on February 16, 2011 at 10:52 PM

He says he doesn’t have the money to fool around with that stuff right now, and if the law is found unconstitutional, New Jersey will benefit without having to kick in legal fees.

Huh.

Bishop on February 16, 2011 at 10:52 PM

KickandSwimMom on February 16, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Either that or he really wants to nail Ann Coulter.

BigWyo on February 16, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Too bad Christie doesn’t have a “wink” photo.

pugwriter on February 16, 2011 at 10:44 PM

Hey, real first, on a real thread, with a real answer! Color me impressed.

bluemarlin on February 16, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Since Capehart and others are praising Christie, it is official there’s something else going on. MSM is fully building him up. I want to know why.

promachus on February 16, 2011 at 10:51 PM

pretty obvious at this stage. Mitt is imploding, Pence is out, danials is not catching on. The MSM needs the great white RINO to STOP PAlIN. they would rather go against someone like Chrisite where it’s ‘heads they win/tails we lose’ no matter who wins the election then have an out and out fight between limited government/marixsim.

unseen on February 16, 2011 at 10:54 PM

He’s going to run.

I know he says he’s not but…

He’s very pissed off at the way the country is going and no one seems to be grabbing the helm.

He’s running…

katy on February 16, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Too bad Christie doesn’t have a “wink” photo.

pugwriter on February 16, 2011 at 10:44 PM

Hey, real first, on a real thread, with a real answer! Color me impressed.

bluemarlin on February 16, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Well, I wasn’t going to say anything, but, yeah, I’m basking in it.

pugwriter on February 16, 2011 at 10:56 PM

OT: is anyone following whats going on in Wisconsin?
They are trying to pass a law ending collective bargaining for state workers. The teachers union is telling their members to not show up Thurs. and Friday. They are canceling school in some areas.
commodore on February 16, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Madison’conservative’ hardest hit.

Well, Bishop too….

BigWyo on February 16, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Well, I wasn’t going to say anything, but, yeah, I’m basking in it.

pugwriter on February 16, 2011 at 10:56 PM

:)

Electrongod on February 16, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Christie is getting pumped hard by the MSM now. Something is up fo sho.

pugwriter on February 16, 2011 at 10:57 PM

OT: is anyone following whats going on in Wisconsin?

They are trying to pass a law ending collective bargaining for state workers. The teachers union is telling their members to not show up Thurs. and Friday. They are canceling school in some areas.

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20110216/GPG0101/110216148/0/specials01

commodore on February 16, 2011 at 10:47 PM

I’ve been watching it unfold for days.
Crickets at HA

Knucklehead on February 16, 2011 at 10:58 PM

He looked that part

Because, you know, that’s all that matters to 52 percent of the country.

John the Libertarian on February 16, 2011 at 10:58 PM

He is playing it right, it is win win for him to keep saying he is not running. One can always find a truly compelling reason to change his mind for the good of the country, a bit harder to jump out front and say he is running. I don`t know if he runs or not but I would keep saying NO as well!

bluemarlin on February 16, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Huh.

Bishop on February 16, 2011 at 10:52 PM

He has no problem with Obamacare as long as we can pay for it. Th eproblem with pure fical cons is that they are only good for conservativs during rough times. As soon as the coffers fill and they can justify the spending they spend like dems. Jus tlook at bush. His tax cuts increased the tax revs and him and his “fiscal cons” spend not only that increased rev but as much as they could justify “borrowing ” at such cheap rates of interest….

the only time fiscal cons appear to be small limited gov types is when we are close to bankruptcy.

unseen on February 16, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Bad on the Second Amendment, bad on Amnesty, bad on Islam.

Fuggeddaboutit!

profitsbeard on February 16, 2011 at 10:59 PM

promachus on February 16, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Because they can’t beat him up like they do Palin et al.

So they will to expose his intention to run and take the steam out of his shorts…but looking at Christi’s shorts..it’s not going to be easy. Sorry couldn’t hep mysef..

katy on February 16, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Huckabee at least had the sense to lose weight before he ran for office. the MSM is building him up in the hope that RINO squishes will fall for him en masse and then the MSM will hit foursquare, starting with his girth.

promachus on February 16, 2011 at 11:03 PM

unseen on February 16, 2011 at 10:58 PM

I was also trying to figure out the “You feel free to do the heavy lifting and I’ll enjoy the benefits if it works out” attitude. We can hang together or hang separately.

Bishop on February 16, 2011 at 11:03 PM

It takes a huge ego to want to run for president. Just like it takes a huge ego to write a book and put your own picture on the front. Those are the kinds of egotists that run for president.

keep the change on February 16, 2011 at 11:03 PM

Bad on the Second Amendment, bad on Amnesty, bad on Islam.

Fuggeddaboutit!

profitsbeard on February 16, 2011 at 10:59 PM

I’m with you. His speech tells me that he has been reading and believing his own press. I’m all for him running, though. It would be too much fun watching the “tough guy” get waxed over the 2A, amnesty, etc.

pugwriter on February 16, 2011 at 11:03 PM

I was also trying to figure out the “You feel free to do the heavy lifting and I’ll enjoy the benefits if it works out” attitude. We can hang together or hang separately.

Bishop on February 16, 2011 at 11:03 PM

“I wont take a stand until I knew who won”

the_nile on February 16, 2011 at 11:05 PM

He looked that part but it’s a long way to go from there to the White House.’”

Really…
We just had a failed community organizer whose biggest accomplishment in the Senate was voting present over 130 times make that leap…..
………seems to me the bar has been set pretty low….

Christie is above Obama’s pay grade right now.

Baxter Greene on February 16, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Something is up for sure. It wasn’t that long ago that Christie and Romney had a dinner meeting with about 20 of their aides. Any guesses on what the establishment is cooking up?

KickandSwimMom on February 16, 2011 at 11:06 PM

promachus on February 16, 2011 at 11:03 PM

His size is going to be his trademark. He’s bigger than life. His size will make Obama look like the weak skinny twit that he is.

Christi can stay as fat as he wants. Added bonus is he’ll drive Michelle and her fat campaign into the ground!

katy on February 16, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Bishop on February 16, 2011 at 11:03 PM

yes it’s a problem. almost like he only cares about one thing and screw everything eles. very narrow worldview if so

unseen on February 16, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Since Capehart and others are praising Christie, it is official there’s something else going on. MSM is fully building him up. I want to know why.

promachus on February 16, 2011 at 10:51 PM

If they’re building up Christie right now because they think he’ll be easy to take down later on if/when he enters the race(ala the constant BS polls results hyping Huckster), they’re in for a rude awakening.

Christie would destroy Obama in a Presidential matchup. He’d sweep the South, social issues be damned. C’mon, as if states like Texas, Louisiana, Arizona, Mississipi, Georgia, etc. would ever go for Barry? He’d pick off a few northeastern ones(New Hampshire for sure). And he’d stand a good chance at winning back some Bush 2004 ones like Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada.

Right now he’s the one I want running more than anyone else, even Palin. In fact, I’m willing to go out on a limb and say that Palin would be ok with sitting out and throwing her full support behind someone like Christie. And if the ticket ended up being Christie/Palin, the race would be over. Counting the votes on Election Day 2012 will be a mere formality.

Doughboy on February 16, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Christi can stay as fat as he wants. Added bonus is he’ll drive Michelle and her fat campaign into the ground!

katy on February 16, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Sounds like sumo wrestling.

MeatHeadinCA on February 16, 2011 at 11:09 PM

I can see Krispy Kreame from my porch.

BDavis on February 16, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Chris Christie is the one who’s actually having the adult conversation and making the tough decisions. And when people get in his face and try to yell back at him, he yells back. He actually yells back, which is why I think is driving his popularity.

Yelling back , the new adult tone of civility?

The meme changes fast.

the_nile on February 16, 2011 at 11:10 PM

I’d settle for a picture of Christie sitting on the ground with his hand stuck in a honeypot.

portlandon on February 16, 2011 at 10:48 PM

IT IS SPELLED “HUNNY,” THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!

blatantblue on February 16, 2011 at 11:10 PM

“I wont take a stand until I knew who won”

the_nile Barak Obama on February 16, 2011 at 11:05 PM

BigWyo on February 16, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Christie will guarantee a third party real conservative run.

wheelgun on February 16, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Oh pretty pretty please…..…..can we have ANOTHER BIG Government Muslim apologist Progressive in the White House?

Oh and please let’s appoint a whole bunch of Ginsburgs to replace Scalia, Kennedy and Thomas!

PappyD61 on February 16, 2011 at 11:11 PM

. And if the ticket ended up being Christie/Palin, the race would be over. Counting the votes on Election Day 2012 will be a mere formality.

Doughboy on February 16, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Hmmmmm. You might be onto something. However Mitt and Christie had a dinner date about a month ago, and I am sure they were discussing who which one of them would be on top of the ticket and which one of them would be the VP.

portlandon on February 16, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Something is up for sure. It wasn’t that long ago that Christie and Romney had a dinner meeting with about 20 of their aides. Any guesses on what the establishment is cooking up?

KickandSwimMom on February 16, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Crow, make them eat it.

the_nile on February 16, 2011 at 11:13 PM

ChristieGASM!!

by the media and pundit class in DC!!

PappyD61 on February 16, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Something is up for sure. It wasn’t that long ago that Christie and Romney had a dinner meeting with about 20 of their aides. Any guesses on what the establishment is cooking up?

KickandSwimMom on February 16, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Whatever it is, Christie will have 3 servings and a Diet Coke.

portlandon on February 16, 2011 at 11:13 PM

yes it’s a problem. almost like he only cares about one thing and screw everything eles. very narrow worldview if so
unseen on February 16, 2011 at 11:08 PM

If Mitt has to answer questions about RomneyCare, I hope Christie will have to pony-up some explanations for his stance toward ObamaCare.

I expect his gun attitude is going to hurt him, though by the time 2012 rolls around, we might feel lucky to even have the chance to actually choose ANY nominee.

Bishop on February 16, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Something is up for sure. It wasn’t that long ago that Christie and Romney had a dinner meeting with about 20 of their aides. Any guesses on what the establishment is cooking up?

KickandSwimMom on February 16, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Chris Christie as VP to Romney, playing the role Sarah Palin tried to play for John McCain?

sharrukin on February 16, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Bad on the Second Amendment, bad on Amnesty, bad on Islam.

Fuggeddaboutit!

profitsbeard on February 16, 2011 at 10:59 PM
I’m with you. His speech tells me that he has been reading and believing his own press. I’m all for him running, though. It would be too much fun watching the “tough guy” get waxed over the 2A, amnesty, etc.

pugwriter on February 16, 2011 at 11:03 PM

Kind of have to agree with both of you!

bluemarlin on February 16, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Crow, make them eat it.

the_nile on February 16, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Heh.

KickandSwimMom on February 16, 2011 at 11:14 PM

PappyD61 on February 16, 2011 at 11:11 PM

How can one be against the corruption, taxation, spending, and teachers’ unions of a state, and be progressive

blatantblue on February 16, 2011 at 11:14 PM

KickandSwimMom on February 16, 2011 at 11:06 PM

i’ve been saying for months now mitt isn’t going to run he can’t beat palin. there are different faction of rinos just like demint and palin represent different sects of the conservative movemnt. demint is more social con while palin is more 10th amendment type. christie and Mitt are more the closely releated than say Danials/rubio/bush/huntsman wing

not much difference from my preceptive but form theirs its a big difference I guess.

i look for Chrisite to be “dragged” into the race to “save us” from Palin.

unseen on February 16, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Sounds like sumo wrestling.

MeatHeadinCA on February 16, 2011 at 11:09 PM

I’d pay big bucks to see him flatten Ms. Ginormous Booty in the ring.

;o)

katy on February 16, 2011 at 11:15 PM

OT: is anyone following whats going on in Wisconsin?
They are trying to pass a law ending collective bargaining for state workers. The teachers union is telling their members to not show up Thurs. and Friday. They are canceling school in some areas.
commodore on February 16, 2011 at 10:47 PM

There is a chyron on the screen of the local channels just like there would be for a snow day, showing all of the schools that are canceled.

This is a huge, huge deal, I am surprised there hasn’t been anything here yet.

Watch how CNN and MSNBC and the rest of the lib media cover this and then compare it to the Tea Party protests, I have a feeling it will be night and day different.

WisCon on February 16, 2011 at 11:16 PM

I’d pay big bucks to see him flatten Ms. Ginormous Booty in the ring.

;o)

katy on February 16, 2011 at 11:15 PM

NACHO Libre Style.

portlandon on February 16, 2011 at 11:16 PM

How can one be against the corruption, taxation, spending, and teachers’ unions of a state, and be progressive

blatantblue on February 16, 2011 at 11:14 PM

easy…its why he is against those things. Is he against them because of a fundemental belief that the government should be limited or is he against them because the numbers say to be against them. If its the former he is coming form a conservative position. If its the laterr he is coming from a progressive point of view and his views will change depending on the numbers. (i.e when the coffers fill again he will be the firs tto propoe new spending programs that he supports)

unseen on February 16, 2011 at 11:17 PM

I’d pay big bucks to see him flatten Ms. Ginormous Booty in the ring.

;o)

katy on February 16, 2011 at 11:15 PM

I just want her to go… She could be like Jimmy Carter … Breast Feeding Pumping for Humanity, anyone?

OK, the first time around that just sounded gross.

MeatHeadinCA on February 16, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Bad on the Second Amendment, bad on Amnesty, bad on Islam.

Fuggeddaboutit!

profitsbeard on February 16, 2011 at 10:59 PM
I’m with you. His speech tells me that he has been reading and believing his own press. I’m all for him running, though. It would be too much fun watching the “tough guy” get waxed over the 2A, amnesty, etc.

pugwriter on February 16, 2011 at 11:03 PM
Kind of have to agree with both of you!

bluemarlin on February 16, 2011 at 11:13 PM

I should have added his position on the ground Zero mosque and statement that Mike Castle was a good Republican and would have made a great Senator, really? There are some other things I cannot hink of right now but I do remember thinking, why did he even chime in on these topics.

bluemarlin on February 16, 2011 at 11:18 PM

They are canceling school in some areas.
commodore on February 16, 2011 at 10:47 PM

good let the public see and understand these people care nothing for the children they pretend to worry about. all they care about is their vacation days.

unseen on February 16, 2011 at 11:18 PM

i’ve been saying for months now mitt isn’t going to run he can’t beat palin. there are different faction of rinos just like demint and palin represent different sects of the conservative movemnt. demint is more social con while palin is more 10th amendment type. christie and Mitt are more the closely releated than say Danials/rubio/bush/huntsman wing

not much difference from my preceptive but form theirs its a big difference I guess.

i look for Chrisite to be “dragged” into the race to “save us” from Palin.

unseen on February 16, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Dont you think they’ll try to prop up Mitt with Chris?

the_nile on February 16, 2011 at 11:18 PM

MeatHeadinCA on February 16, 2011 at 11:17 PM

She has nothing to pump. It’s all downstairs my friend..

katy on February 16, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Hmmmmm. You might be onto something. However Mitt and Christie had a dinner date about a month ago, and I am sure they were discussing who which one of them would be on top of the ticket and which one of them would be the VP.

portlandon on February 16, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Bad idea. Mittens as the Presidential nominee is suicide for the GOP. Romneycare eliminates one of the top two issues(Obamacare) for Republicans in 2012. The other issue being jobs and frankly do we even know how he did in that area as MassachusettEs governor? I know he’s had success in the private sector, but unfortunately that doesn’t always translate into votes in an election.

And if Mittens were the VP on a Christie ticket, that would be pointless. It would do nothing for Romney. He’d be in his mid-60′s(like Biden was in 2008) which would all but rule out any chance he’d be President after Christie’s term(s)(barring something terrible happening). And it would give no boost to the GOP ticket. Another northeastern Republican who’s unpopular with fiscal conservatives and Tea Partiers? Why even bother?

Palin as Christie’s VP would be perfect. She’d guarantee huge crowds everywhere. She’d help him raise hundreds of millions. She’d secure the social conservative and Tea Party vote. As an added bonus, it would cause the Hot Air servers to crash on a daily basis from all the traffic. And if anyone in the Democrat Party or media(I know, I’m being redundant) go after her on the lack of experience issue, they’ll look foolish as she’s actually got more time served as governor than Christie.

Doughboy on February 16, 2011 at 11:21 PM

I suspect that Romney, knowing the enthusiasm gap is huge on his potential candidacy, is requesting Christie to join him on the ticket as a way of closing that gap. They’ll run as the “fiscal” team. There will be no social planks of their candidacy at all. The full Washington establishment will jump on board this ticket because they have no appetite for wading into the social issues. I also think that they will garner many disaffected democrats and independents if they stay away from social issues. The social conservative base won’t be happy, but they may not need them if they can garner enough democrats and independents.

KickandSwimMom on February 16, 2011 at 11:21 PM

OT: is anyone following whats going on in Wisconsin?

commodore on February 16, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Yeah. Madison is full of anarchists and professional progressives just waiting for a reason to gather. It’s the home of Joel Rogers.

I’ve heard teachers are encouraging their students to join the protests with them. Sadly, it’s the students who will be paying for the salary, perks and pensions of these teachers for the rest of their lives if things don’t change.

Fallon on February 16, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Can’t wait for the body surfing photoshop.

AZCON on February 16, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Dont you think they’ll try to prop up Mitt with Chris?

the_nile on February 16, 2011 at 11:18 PM

Just as I suspect many coastal Republicans would not be too keen on say a Barbour/Jindal ticket, I’d suspect the rest of the party would be leery of a NE ticket.

Romney has got to go…

MeatHeadinCA on February 16, 2011 at 11:21 PM

She has nothing to pump. It’s all downstairs my friend..

katy on February 16, 2011 at 11:19 PM

I sure hope you are referring to her derriere.

MeatHeadinCA on February 16, 2011 at 11:23 PM

good let the public see and understand these people care nothing for the children they pretend to worry about. all they care about is their vacation days.

unseen on February 16, 2011 at 11:18 PM

The teachers took their students to the capital to protest, except the kids didn’t know why they were going.


At least Michelle Malkin is covering it.

……..we get Jazz Shaw

Knucklehead on February 16, 2011 at 11:23 PM

……..we get Jazz Shaw

Knucklehead on February 16, 2011 at 11:23 PM

If this Wisconsin Situation had anything to do with Atheism, Homosexuals, or Not being able to buy Beer on Sundays Jazz Shaw would be All over it.

portlandon on February 16, 2011 at 11:27 PM

Just as I suspect many coastal Republicans would not be too keen on say a Barbour/Jindal ticket, I’d suspect the rest of the party would be leery of a NE ticket.

Romney has got to go…

MeatHeadinCA on February 16, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Mitt could use Chris as a “concerned truth teller” attacking his opponents.

the_nile on February 16, 2011 at 11:29 PM

Knucklehead on February 16, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Hi! Do you still think Christie is running? You called it right for Pence. Seems like he was very emphatic about not running today. Even Ace has admitted that he sees no way after todays speech.

Geochelone on February 16, 2011 at 11:29 PM

MeatHeadinCA on February 16, 2011 at 11:23 PM

LOL!

uh yah.

katy on February 16, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Mitt could use Chris as a “concerned truth teller” attacking his opponents.

the_nile on February 16, 2011 at 11:29 PM

If that happened Ann Coulter would freak out. She endorsed Chris to avoid Romney.

Geochelone on February 16, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Mitt could use Chris as a “concerned truth teller” attacking his opponents.

the_nile on February 16, 2011 at 11:29 PM

I believe Christie has enough of an ego to not want to serve under Romney…

MeatHeadinCA on February 16, 2011 at 11:32 PM

WisCon on February 16, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Drudge has a blurb that teachers are encouraging their students to get out and march with them. Where are the parents to tear those teachers a new one?

Bishop on February 16, 2011 at 11:32 PM

WisCon on February 16, 2011 at 11:16 PM
Drudge has a blurb that teachers are encouraging their students to get out and march with them. Where are the parents to tear those teachers a new one?

Bishop on February 16, 2011 at 11:32 PM

This is Madison, most of the people here support them.

WisCon on February 16, 2011 at 11:35 PM

I think the reason some liberals are building up Christie or at least not tearing him down is because they want to make a (so far) underwhelming Republican Presidential field look more disappointing by comparison since Christie is not running in 2012. If Christie does run then we’ll see the real knives come out for him.

gumble on February 16, 2011 at 11:36 PM

So let me get this straight…

Christie can run in 2012 after serving what maybe 1/2 a term as Governor (his only executive experience mind you) and gets a pass while Palin is the quitter?

Good, I hope he does run b/c that takes the Palin quitter narrative off the table.

And yes, the media is building him up now big time only to tear him down IF he even wins the nomination.

Finally, no way Palin supports him in the primary let alone run with him unless HE was the VP on her ticket.

davek70 on February 16, 2011 at 11:37 PM

Hi! Do you still think Christie is running? You called it right for Pence. Seems like he was very emphatic about not running today. Even Ace has admitted that he sees no way after todays speech.

Geochelone on February 16, 2011 at 11:29 PM

I honestly have no idea. He’s reminding me of a little girl who gets compliments about how pretty she is and says “no I’m ugly” fishing for more compliments. You have to admit, he’s on fire right now and will really appeal to the moderates and independents.

Knucklehead on February 16, 2011 at 11:37 PM

Palin as Christie’s VP would be perfect. She’d guarantee huge crowds everywhere. She’d help him raise hundreds of millions. She’d secure the social conservative and Tea Party vote. As an added bonus, it would cause the Hot Air servers to crash on a daily basis from all the traffic. And if anyone in the Democrat Party or media(I know, I’m being redundant) go after her on the lack of experience issue, they’ll look foolish as she’s actually got more time served as governor than Christie.

Doughboy on February 16, 2011 at 11:21 PM

So why can’t she be president and he serve as Vp under her?

promachus on February 16, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Dont you think they’ll try to prop up Mitt with Chris?

the_nile on February 16, 2011 at 11:18 PM

nah…mitt is looking at a kingmaker role….he knows he can’t win…..

the answer of course is a palin/christe ticket

beauty and the beast

unseen on February 16, 2011 at 11:41 PM

His refusal to join in suggests a degree of pragmatism that is attractive to non-true believers.

Christies refusal to join in probably has to do 1) It would be a distraction for him to shove that down their throats… HCR might be popular with New Jerseyians… there’s already enough states challenging it 2) with the fact that IIRC he nominated a huge liberal to be his attorney general…

ninjapirate on February 16, 2011 at 11:41 PM

Christie for either Sec. of State or spokesman for the Palin administration.

SouthernGent on February 16, 2011 at 11:46 PM

Dennis Miller on BOR tonight didn’t have kind words for Christie.

His comments come closer to the end.

Knucklehead on February 16, 2011 at 11:48 PM

So let me get this straight…

Christie can run in 2012 after serving what maybe 1/2 a term as Governor (his only executive experience mind you) and gets a pass while Palin is the quitter?

Good, I hope he does run b/c that takes the Palin quitter narrative off the table.

davek70 on February 16, 2011 at 11:37 PM

I hope by now you’ve realized that there’s a double standard with Palin on almost every issue. Barry talks about 57 states, Austrian as a language, profits-and-earnings ratios, mixes up breathalyzers with asthma breathers, and confuses Afghanistan with Iraq and gets a pass. Palin says North Korea instead of South and corrects herself 8 seconds later and gets reamed by the drive-bys.

Barry declares his candidacy for President having zero executive experience and only 2 years in the US Senate and gets a pass. Palin is picked as the VP nominee having served over a year and half as governor of Alaska, and the drive-bys question if she’s prepared for the job.

Barry attends a church for 20 years with a pastor who was his self-professed spiritual mentor who thinks we deserved 9/11 and claims the US government created AIDS to kill black people, but Palin’s religious beliefs were attacked by the media(and Matt Damon).

I could go on for literally days documenting the endless double standards. So let’s not act surprised when a politician like Chris Christie gets a complete pass from the GOP establishment and the media for serving only one year as governor if/when he enters the 2012 race. That being said, it would ironically help Palin in that area since anytime she was criticized for being “unqualified”, she’d merely have to point her finger in Christie’s direction and note the hypocrisy.

Doughboy on February 16, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Knucklehead on February 16, 2011 at 11:37 PM

Yep. Good way to put it. Like some Hollywood types that hate all that attention but then go out in public to be seen so they can complain about how popular they are and how awful it is to be so adored. Your analogy is better.

The scary scenario is that he might back Romney and become Romney’s attack dog the way Huxely was Darwin’s bulldog.

In that regard he is a loose cannon that could backfire. Didn’t he take a swipe at Rush today over that “I hope he fails” comment. What Rush meant was that he hopes Obama’s agenda fails, not the country. Makes me suspicious that he is capable of distortions.

In any event if he takes down the unions that would be epic and what is happening is WisCon could ripple across the nation. We need it in CA.

Cain is the one that should run. He almost ties Chris in the post CPAC poll if that means anything.

http://media.hotair.com/greenroom/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/prezfeb.png

Geochelone on February 16, 2011 at 11:51 PM

Keep Christie in Jersey. They’re Perfect Together.

Cristie’s one and only show, is union bashing, but beware, he’s Mitt Romney in a fat mans suit.

Kini on February 16, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Madison’conservative’ hardest hit.

Well, Bishop too….

BigWyo on February 16, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Bishop has a big wedge of cheese on his head?!? I thought he wore a trendy Viking helmet with horns.

Yoop on February 16, 2011 at 11:53 PM

Knucklehead on February 16, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Yep, that’s why I have been on other sites most of today… What’s happening here?

d1carter on February 16, 2011 at 11:55 PM

She has nothing to pump. It’s all downstairs my friend..

katy on February 16, 2011 at 11:19 PM

I sure hope you are referring to her derriere.

MeatHeadinCA on February 16, 2011 at 11:23 PM

That trailer is so large it has it’s own zip code.

Yoop on February 16, 2011 at 11:56 PM

In any event if he takes down the unions that would be epic and what is happening is WisCon could ripple across the nation. We need it in CA.

Cain is the one that should run. He almost ties Chris in the post CPAC poll if that means anything.

http://media.hotair.com/greenroom/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/prezfeb.png

Geochelone on February 16, 2011 at 11:51 PM

Exactly, Christie is all talk whereas the real action is happening in Wisonsin. their governor was elected only recently and they have already made so much progress. Christie has had more than year and half, what has he done about unions except cut some youtube videos? Or the concept of actions and deeds been erased from the conservatism?

promachus on February 16, 2011 at 11:57 PM

So why can’t she be president and he serve as Vp under her?

promachus on February 16, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Palin has every right to run for President. She’s got my support if she’s the nominee and I’d have no problem with Christie as her VP(I think he’d pass on the gig personally).

But I’m talking electability here. I do think Palin can beat Barry, but it’ll be a close race. Like 2000 and 2004, it’ll probably come down to one state. If Christie’s the nominee however and Palin’s his VP, this is no contest. They’d steamroll Obama. We’d be look at a 35+ state win easily.

And at the end of the day, winning in 2012 is the most important thing. Or to quote Reagan quoting MacArthur, “there is no substitute for victory”. We can tear down these contenders all we want for their respective weaknesses, but if Obama gets another terms because we’re too busy b-tching about one guy’s stance on gun or the other’s position on manmade global warming, we’re gonna be in a world of hurt because we can’t afford 4 more years of this.

Doughboy on February 16, 2011 at 11:58 PM

That trailer is so large it has it’s own zip code.

Yoop on February 16, 2011 at 11:56 PM

No wonder Obama isn’t worried about the debt. Relatively speaking, it’s really quite small ;)

MeatHeadinCA on February 16, 2011 at 11:58 PM

Cristie’s one and only show, is union bashing, but beware, he’s Mitt Romney in a fat mans suit.

Kini on February 16, 2011 at 11:52 PM

You think so too? He could be the one to run interference for Mitt? O boy.

Geochelone on February 17, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Is it just me or is there a new person being pumped up every few weeks as the GOP “superstar”? and… that person is never Palin…

CCRWM on February 17, 2011 at 12:02 AM

So why can’t she be president and he serve as Vp under her?

promachus on February 16, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Chris Cristie’s ego would never allow him to play second fiddle for anyone.

Knucklehead on February 17, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Great guy in key ways: he’ll do Jersey some good, but he won’t be the GOP candidate in 2012. My bet is he’ll come off as a hip-shooter on national security, which is likely to be what 2012 is about.

His questionable 2nd amendment credentials won’t help. He’s personable, fun, and smart, but his national fame isn’t from taking stands on big issues, it’s from getting into it with entrenched constituencies on local ones. That was one of Giuliani’s big handicaps. It’s not what voters look for in the president.

J.E. Dyer on February 17, 2011 at 12:04 AM

The Donks would love to sucker The fat Man into a run before he’s ready.

If memory serves, in 2007 the MSM was swooning about a certain GOP Guv from Up North who was a Civic Refomer, was taking names and kicking ass by rooting out corrupt GOP Good Old Boys.

Funny how that worked out.

Bruno Strozek on February 17, 2011 at 12:06 AM

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