Quotes of the day

posted at 10:28 pm on March 4, 2011 by Allahpundit

“A year ago Chris Christie was sworn in as the new governor. He immediately faced a $10.7 billion deficit and catastrophic debt projections. State and local taxes were already high, so that if he raised them he’d send people racing out of the state. So Mr. Christie came up with a plan. He asked the state’s powerful teachers union for two things: a one-year pay freeze—not a cut—and a modest 1.5% contribution to their benefit packages.

“The teachers union went to war. They said, ‘Christie is trying to kill the unions,’ so they tried to kill him politically. They spent millions on ads trying to take him down.

“And it backfired. They didn’t kill him, they made him. Chris Christie is a national figure now because the teachers union decided, in an epic political drama in which arithmetic is the predominant fact, to ignore the math.”

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“Generally I’m a fan of the YouTube-friendly governor of New Jersey, but in this clip I think he’s getting a little bit out of control

“The problem, of course, isn’t that Chris Christie wouldn’t do a great job if he went toe-to-toe in a collective bargaining battle with New Jersey’s government unions. I have no doubt that he would. He cares about the taxpayers a great deal more than he cares about the unions he’s always ripping on. The problem arises when a Democratic governor, whose party gets substantial campaign donations and manpower to stir up unrest, wage street campaigns, etc from the government unions, also sits across from those same unions at the bargaining table to decide on their benefits and pay packages. There’s a built-in conflict of interest there, and no one at the table is really representing the taxpayers who have to pay for everything the government unions get. Also, not all GOP governors are created equal: For every one Chris Christie who relishes the fight with the government unions, there are probably 10 weaker GOP govs who fear the fight because they lack the backbone for the politics of it all. So they give in to the unions without much of a fight, leaving the taxpayer to pick up the tab. The entire process is inherently unfair to the non-unionized taxpayer.”

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“Why is Chris Christie the heartthrob of the radio right, while Daniels is suddenly an intolerable RINO? Christie is not more conservative than Daniels, and arguably even less so. Christie told the Newark Star-Ledger that while personally pro-life, he won’t use his office to ‘shove that down people’s throats.’ He supports New Jersey’s restrictive gun laws. And like Daniels, he has decided it’s tough enough to face his public-sector unions that he does not need to start an unrelated fight over right-to-work with private-sector unions. Yet the most acid-tongued of all right-wing commentators, Ann Coulter, has championed a Christie candidacy, asserting that if he declines to run, ‘Romney will be our nominee and we’ll lose.’

“The difference is this: talk radio is not much interested in the substance of a politician’s views or the reasons for decisions. Talk radio wants a confrontational style, and unlike the soft-spoken Daniels, the fierce Christie meets the test. The rule seems to be: it’s OK to be a Republican moderate – provided you are belligerent enough about it.”

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Best quote on topic

When governors negotiate with unions, it’s not collective bargaining, it’s more like collusion. Someone said last week the taxpayers aren’t at the table. The taxpayers aren’t even in the room.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Christie is not more conservative than Daniels

I’d say he’s not a conservative at all. On every issue other than the financial, he toes the democrat party platform.

Christie won’t save you from Palin, squishy RINOs.

Rebar on March 4, 2011 at 10:33 PM

We’re ready to collectively bargain. Let’s have it be real collective bargaining, where someone is in there representing the people who pay the bills.”

…while the fleebaggers are absent…

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2011 at 10:33 PM

The problem arises when a Democratic governor, whose party gets substantial campaign donations and manpower to stir up unrest, wage street campaigns, etc from the government unions, also sits across from those same unions at the bargaining table to decide on their benefits and pay packages.

In the real world we call them kickbacks.

TheBigOldDog on March 4, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Oh yes when Christie is president they will grab all teh gunz and everyone get free aborshuns at McDonalds the whole worldz will collapses!!!11!

John the Libertarian on March 4, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Best quote on topic

When governors negotiate with unions, it’s not collective bargaining, it’s more like collusion. Someone said last week the taxpayers aren’t at the table. The taxpayers aren’t even in the room.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2011 at 10:31 PM

The taxpayers are there in spirit.

That is if by There In Spirit, you mean forking over the contents of your wallet.

Lily on March 4, 2011 at 10:37 PM

“The difference is this: talk radio is not much interested in the substance of a politician’s views or the reasons for decisions.

What? Who? ..oh Frum…

Skandia Recluse on March 4, 2011 at 10:39 PM

He’s done some great things and I enjoy his run-ins but I’ve never considered him a contender for POTUS.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Where’s the taxpayers’ union?

Let’s make it visible in Nov. 2012.

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Stop tricking us into giving hits to the stupid Frum Forum! Whether or not I agree with him on every issue, Christie seems like he means what he is saying. We are all so tired of the carefully orchestrated phonies in politics. He is a breath of fresh air, big, loud, and he doesn’t care what you think. Great for a governor of New Jersey, but for a U.S. President? Maybe not so much. Don’t get me wrong — I like Christie very much, but there’s a coarseness there that reminds me of Lyndon Johnson.

cynccook on March 4, 2011 at 10:40 PM

Oh look Allah rushes to defend christie From THAT WOMAN reminding everyone what a big man he is…..

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 10:43 PM

It’s silly to say the taxpayers aren’t represented. The taxpayers are the ones that voted in the clowns who make these sweetheart deals.

commodore on March 4, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Oh look Allah rushes to defend christie From THAT WOMAN reminding everyone what a big man he is…..

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Unseen, I wish I knew your real name, because if I ever by chance meet Sarah Palin, I’d like to be able to tell her about your true and lasting devotion to her. For reals.

cynccook on March 4, 2011 at 10:45 PM

Oh yes when Christie is president they will grab all teh gunz and everyone get free aborshuns at McDonalds the whole worldz will collapses!!!11!

John the Libertarian on March 4, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Yeah, if he becomes president, good thing he won’t be picking any judges to….oh….wait.

Dongemaharu on March 4, 2011 at 10:46 PM

He’s done some great things and I enjoy his run-ins but I’ve never considered him a contender for POTUS.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 10:39 PM

He’s starting to wear a little thin and I’m really starting to believe he’s one trick pony.

Knucklehead on March 4, 2011 at 10:46 PM

How much is spent is certainly an issue, but perhaps more importantly is

how

it’s spent.

The unions are a great target for conservative audiences and there are a lot of good reasons for this. But you could get rid of all the unions and these states would still be in the same fix.

For example, unions have nothing to do with the inflated salaries of school principals, district superintendents and school board members who often have their own businesses/professions and don’t even work every week day. Then there’s the non-union salaries of state education departments that are generally pretty worthless.

I’ll buy the austerity thing when they start dismantling public housing projects and at least have people earn their food stamps and welfare checks by doing work for their local governments.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 4, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Oh look Allah rushes to defend christie From THAT WOMAN reminding everyone what a big man he is…..

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 10:43 PM

…with another link to Frum.

Theory: Frum is paying kickbacks to Allahpundit for clickthroughs.

Discuss.

Rebar on March 4, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Oh look Allah rushes to defend christie From THAT WOMAN reminding everyone what a big man he is…..

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 10:43 PM

THAT made me laugh.

Fallon on March 4, 2011 at 10:48 PM

I’ll buy the austerity thing when they start dismantling public housing projects and at least have people earn their food stamps and welfare checks by doing work for their local governments.
Dr. ZhivBlago on March 4, 2011 at 10:47 PM

OK I guess you are not so bad after all. I was starting to have my doubts last week w/you and rainman :)

arnold ziffel on March 4, 2011 at 10:51 PM

He supports New Jersey’s restrictive gun laws.

Has Christie figured out that the primary reason for the right of the people to keep and bear arms is to act as a counterbalance to governmental power?

The second amendment has nothing to do with duck hunting, it was meant to be a limiting factor for an overreaching government.

Colbyjack on March 4, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Fallon on March 4, 2011 at 10:48 PM

this made me laugh…..and I still continue to laugh becaus e with one quote Palin drove a stake through the narrative the RINOs have been forming about christie over the last 13 months…..and no amount of love form Allah can erase it…

And with all due respect to Governor Christie, you know he has no choice but to cut budgets because he’s broke, his state is broke. What courage really is, is in the face of having a surplus when you have opportunity to spend spend spend the people’s money, you still choose to reign in government to let the private sector soar. That’s real courage, and by the way that’s what I did as Governor here when I engaged in hiring freezes and reduced earmarks by 86% and vetoed the largest amounts in our state’s history. Despite having a surplus that’s real leadership and that’s courage.

But I do appreciate the fact that Governor Christie is willing to face the reality in his state and that is that they are going bankrupt. So he has to cut, he has no choice.

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 10:55 PM

cynccook on March 4, 2011 at 10:45 PM

lol…I do what I can…

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 10:57 PM

OK I guess you are not so bad after all. I was starting to have my doubts last week w/you and rainman :)

arnold ziffel on March 4, 2011 at 10:51 PM

LOL…all of us here are not going to agree on everything but I think we agree on the vast majority of issues. ;-)

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 4, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Schadenfreude on March 4, 2011 at 10:31 PM

I agree, the best quote.

You’d think we’re voting in a Governor, or a union, not both.

Kini on March 4, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Soooooooooooo…

… What’s been going on around here all day?

Anything new?

/

Seven Percent Solution on March 4, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Christie understands the word ‘broke’ but, has no idea what the word ‘Dhimmitude’ or American ‘Sovereignty’ is and intentionally doesn’t give a rip what the 2nd Amendment is.

Lets say he has several issues;

Chris Christie – A Conservative Myth http://bit.ly/bR1smN

Winghunter on March 4, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Why is Chris Christie the heartthrob of the radio right

Beck’s the only one I’m aware of that is a big Christie fan.

ddrintn on March 4, 2011 at 11:07 PM

I’ll buy the austerity thing when they start dismantling public housing projects and at least have people earn their food stamps and welfare checks by doing work for their local governments.

Our Mercedes driving local government workers don’t have anything to do as it is and you want societies’ parasites to help them do it? Better budget some big screen t.v.s in the next budget. They can all watch “the Oprah” together.

ncjetsfan on March 4, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Soooooooooooo…

… What’s been going on around here all day?

Anything new?

/

Seven Percent Solution on March 4, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Apparently, Sarah Palin good, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney and Chris Christie bad. Also, boobs good or possibly neutral.

cynccook on March 4, 2011 at 11:09 PM

If you like Islam, Christie is your man.

Heckle on March 4, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Also, Qaddafi still bad. Oh, and Obama bad, very bad.

cynccook on March 4, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Our Mercedes driving local government workers don’t have anything to do as it is and you want societies’ parasites to help them do it? Better budget some big screen t.v.s in the next budget. They can all watch “the Oprah” together.

ncjetsfan on March 4, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Yeah, you forgot the Lexuses and Cadillacs…

They wouldn’t be parasites anymore if they had to work for what they get. Think having prisoners do work is bad, too?

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 4, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Knucklehead on March 4, 2011 at 10:46 PM

Agreed. I am a bit easier on Gov. Palin than you are but I do understand your concerns. In some of the cases where she seems to meander, I think it’s because they want her to fill too much time. Eight minutes is a lot of time in TV land, so either shorten the time or have more subjects to cover.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Apparently, Sarah Palin good, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney and Chris Christie bad. Also, boobs good or possibly neutral.

cynccook on March 4, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Yep.

Same old shit, same old whackpack cultists typing up a storm.

You-Eh-Vee on March 4, 2011 at 11:13 PM

If you like Islam, Christie is your man.

Heckle on March 4, 2011 at 11:10 PM

I despise Islam, but still like Christie.

Please help.

You-Eh-Vee on March 4, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Somebody said that Mark Levin asked Ann Coulter why she liked Christie. Can anyone give me the condensed version of what she said? I am equally baffled.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:14 PM

As chrisite every got over 10% in any GOP primary poll? he is unelectable. he gets his butt kicked six ways to sundown and that my friends no matter what he says is why he will not throw his hat in the ring…..he can’t win the primary he knows it and if he waits to 2016 he will have Rubio and Jeb and Rand Paul among others to go up against if the gop doesn’t win in 2o12. chrisit eis looking at 2020 at the least. Will his fanboyz be worund in 8 years? or will he just be a youtube memory?

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 11:15 PM

Actually, Frum makes a fair point. Has Christie cancelled collective bargaining like Daniels? What exactly has he DONE besides youtube videos? It’s interesting that people complain about Sarah’s facebook posts and then champion Christie who has nothing but youtube videos!

promachus on March 4, 2011 at 11:15 PM

Somebody said that Mark Levin asked Ann Coulter why she liked Christie. Can anyone give me the condensed version of what she said? I am equally baffled.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:14 PM

She is a chubby chaser?

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 11:16 PM

It’s interesting that people complain about Sarah’s facebook posts and then champion Christie who has nothing but youtube videos!

promachus on March 4, 2011 at 11:15 PM

A double standard? to hell you say! By god that is unheard of…!

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 11:17 PM

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Okay, I laughed.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:20 PM

talk radio is not much interested in the substance of a politician’s views or the reasons for decisions. Talk radio wants a confrontational style, and unlike the soft-spoken Daniels, the fierce Christie meets the test. The rule seems to be: it’s OK to be a Republican moderate – provided you are belligerent enough about it.”

What a straw man argument. Which right-wing talk show hosts are huge Christie fans? That whole assertion is based on one quote from Laura Ingraham? And that quote, from what I can make out, wasn’t exactly a love letter to Christie.

ddrintn on March 4, 2011 at 11:21 PM

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 11:17 PM

I can give you the reasoning for the double standard, fair or not. He is currently in office. Does he put the YouTube stuff up?

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:21 PM

To be honest with you all, and I know it’s Hot Air’s blog, and AP QOTD, but really, enough about Christie. He’s a RINO, he’s not running, he belongs in that alternative universe New Jersey.

The government cooking the books, not worthy?

Kini on March 4, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Somebody said that Mark Levin asked Ann Coulter why she liked Christie. Can anyone give me the condensed version of what she said? I am equally baffled.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Here’s a short clip of Ann talking to Hannity about it.

cynccook on March 4, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Same old shit, same old whackpack cultists typing up a storm.

You-Eh-Vee on March 4, 2011 at 11:13 PM

You mean the Palin-deranged cult with their constant “Quitter!!!!111!1!!”? That whackpack cult?

ddrintn on March 4, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Does he put the YouTube stuff up?

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Yes. His people are pushing them. That was mentioned in a HotAir post a week or so back.

sharrukin on March 4, 2011 at 11:24 PM

As chrisite every got over 10% in any GOP primary poll?

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 11:15 PM

I don’t think so, but he’s quite popular with the Palin-deranged set.

ddrintn on March 4, 2011 at 11:25 PM

You mean the Palin-deranged cult with their constant “Quitter!!!!111!1!!”? That whackpack cult?

ddrintn on March 4, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Oh look, one of the tribal leaders.

You-Eh-Vee on March 4, 2011 at 11:26 PM

You mean the Palin-deranged cult with their constant “Quitter!!!!111!1!!”? That whackpack cult?

ddrintn on March 4, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Oh look, one of the tribal leaders.

You-Eh-Vee on March 4, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Yeahhhhh…dare ya to defend your guy with something other than “he ain’t Palin…”

My “devotion” to the Palin cult pales beside Palin-derangement, I assure you, bud.

ddrintn on March 4, 2011 at 11:29 PM

sharrukin on March 4, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Then I don’t think it is much different from Facebook, it’s a showcase. It is easier to come off looking forceful when you have an actual “adversary” and they are in the course of his duties as governor.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:40 PM

don’t and I repeat DO NOT
let the media dictate our Candidate.

please…move along

seesalrun on March 4, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Chris Christie, while working for the Department of Justice FOUGHT the government, HIS EMPLOYER, to keep them from deporting a HAMAS TERRORIST.

He won.

Christie appointed the HAMAS TERRORIST’S LAWYER to the NJ Superior Court as a Judge.

This HAMAS TERRORIST’S LAWYER has also represented GITMO TERRORISTS and wants the United States to ADOPT SHARIA LAW.

Again, Chris Christie appointed a HAMAS TERRORIST’S ATTORNEY WHO REPRESENTS GITMO TERRORISTS AND WANTS SHARIA LAW IN THE UNITED STATES TO NEW JERSEY’S SUPERIOR COURT AS A JUDGE!!!

This guy could turn dog poop to solid gold bars, and he’d still be a dangerous terrorist loving dirt-bag.

Instead of praising him, we should be looking for a way to get him completely out of public life. He’s dangerous.

gary4205 on March 4, 2011 at 11:40 PM

cynccook on March 4, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Thanks! I guess it isn’t surprising that a wordsmith who excels in snark would be attracted (politically) to Gov. Christie’s verbal performances. What is surprising is the areas of disagreement. I think I would prefer a candidate who had more common threads.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:42 PM

seesalrun on March 4, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Amen.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:43 PM

It is easier to come off looking forceful when you have an actual “adversary” and they are in the course of his duties as governor.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Its also easy to put up what only makes you look good so we are only seeing what he wants us to see.

sharrukin on March 4, 2011 at 11:43 PM

don’t and I repeat DO NOT
let the media dictate our Candidate.

seesalrun on March 4, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Oh, it’ll happen. “This one’s electable! Independents looooooove him!” Like clockwork.

ddrintn on March 4, 2011 at 11:45 PM

Then I don’t think it is much different from Facebook, it’s a showcase. It is easier to come off looking forceful when you have an actual “adversary” and they are in the course of his duties as governor.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:40 PM

The difference is this, Palin actually accomplished a hell of a lot as Governor of Alaska, Chairman of the AOGCC and Mayor of Wasilla.

So far Christie’s biggest accomplishment is being a You Tube “sensation”

He hasn’t actually done anything as governor to actually brag about. He’s singed no real game changing legislation into law.

In Texas we say guys like Christie are “all hat, no cattle.”

gary4205 on March 4, 2011 at 11:46 PM

Chris Christie used to be conserva-porn for me, but frankly, he’s beginning to lose me a bit.

disa on March 4, 2011 at 11:47 PM

Chris Christie – A Conservative Myth http://bit.ly/bR1smN
Part 1 – Budget Myths
Part 2 – Unions and State Employees
Part 3 – Conservative Appointees
Part 4 – Political Endorsements
Part 5 – Cap & Trade and “Green Technology”
Part 6 – Gov. Christie and Obamacare
Part 7 – Illegal Aliens, Gun Control and the GZ Mosque
Part 8 – A Conservative Myth Exposed

Winghunter on March 4, 2011 at 11:48 PM

gary4205 on March 4, 2011 at 11:40 PM

What could possibly be his MOTIVE for doing those things you mentioned? I mean, taken together, or taken separately, they are so anomalous they set off all kinds of alarm bells. Was it based on campaign contributions? Connections to his prior Law Firm? What?

Its just too weird. Any yet it happened, right?

Geochelone on March 4, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Its also easy to put up what only makes you look good so we are only seeing what he wants us to see.

sharrukin on March 4, 2011 at 11:43 PM</blockquote

Chris Christie is a Republican in the same sense that some politicians in the U.K. are "conservative." They can label them any way they like for the sake of comparison, but they're not really conservative at all by our standards. Likewise, outside of New Jersey, Christie would be a moderate Democrat.

cynccook on March 4, 2011 at 11:49 PM

don’t and I repeat DO NOT
let the media dictate our Candidate.

seesalrun on March 4, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Have you noticed that’s being ratcheted up…anyway?

Kini on March 4, 2011 at 11:49 PM

gary4205 on March 4, 2011 at 11:46 PM

You don’t have to sell Gov. Palin to me. My deepest concerns are whether she can overcome what the press has done to her and will do to her.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:50 PM

Oh look Allah rushes to defend christie From THAT WOMAN reminding everyone what a big man he is…..

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Yeah, what a friggin surprise.

disa on March 4, 2011 at 11:50 PM

The bottom line is that Christie would just not play well outside of the Northeast. Fergit it.

ddrintn on March 4, 2011 at 11:50 PM

You don’t have to sell Gov. Palin to me. My deepest concerns are whether she can overcome what the press has done to her and will do to her.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:50 PM

I don’t think it’s possible, but I’ve been wrong before.

disa on March 4, 2011 at 11:51 PM

Chris Christie is a Republican in the same sense that some politicians in the U.K. are “conservative.” They can label them any way they like for the sake of comparison, but they’re not really conservative at all by our standards. Likewise, outside of New Jersey, Christie would be a moderate Democrat.

cynccook on March 4, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Thats actually a very good comparison. The sad part is that the British are actually cutting their budget which the US has yet to do.

sharrukin on March 4, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Does he put the YouTube stuff up?

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:21 PM

there are reports that his staff does..

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 11:53 PM

You don’t have to sell Gov. Palin to me. My deepest concerns are whether she can overcome what the press has done to her and will do to her.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:50 PM

You know in all honesty I was also worried about that last year. But then I saw what the MSM did to the tea party and they won in NOV and in large part becaus eof Gov Palin…..Then I saw what the media did to Cain and to Rubio and just recently to Huck. and I have come to understand it really doesn’t matter because everyone will get the Palin/Bush treatment if not in the primary then in the general. Remembe rit only took about a month for the MSM to drive Palin’s negatives down after her selection as VP. They will have about 4 or 5 motnhs to attack the nominee. I se eknow that all the left/rinos have on Gov Palin is 2 to 3 year old talkign points. and while trhe narrative is strong it is also based on a lie. gov Palin is not stupid and thus the narrativ ein the end will not be hard to break as long as she doesn’t give them ammo. Her actions over the last 2years and the lack of left’s new talkign points show me she is not likely to do that…..

So in the end my concern was met and I no longer worry about it…

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 11:58 PM

Does he put the YouTube stuff up?

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:21 PM

there are reports that his staff does..

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 11:53 PM

I can’t begrudge him some self-promotion though. He is a politician, after all.

ddrintn on March 4, 2011 at 11:59 PM

I can’t begrudge him some self-promotion though. He is a politician, after all.

ddrintn on March 4, 2011 at 11:59 PM

no but his supporters attacking Palin for facebook while wanting more youtube smacks of stupidity on their part…

unseen on March 5, 2011 at 12:09 AM

She is a chubby chaser?

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 11:16 PM

I haven’t heard that term since La Cage Aux Folles. The first one!

John the Libertarian on March 5, 2011 at 12:18 AM

You don’t have to sell Gov. Palin to me. My deepest concerns are whether she can overcome what the press has done to her and will do to her.

Cindy Munford on March 4, 2011 at 11:50 PM

I would strongly encourage you to vote your beliefs. If that leads you to Sarah Palin, then so be it. If it leads you away from her, I’m sure I’ll live through my disappointment. Now is the time to follow leaders and forget polls.

gryphon202 on March 5, 2011 at 12:19 AM

If you like Islam, Christie is your man.

Heckle on March 4, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Debbie Schlussel? :-D Love her!

SouthernGent on March 5, 2011 at 12:22 AM

Debbie Schlussel? :-D Love her!

SouthernGent on March 5, 2011 at 12:22 AM

Sultan Knish and Jihad Watch as well.

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2011/01/governor-christies-dirty-islamist-ties.html

sharrukin on March 5, 2011 at 12:26 AM

at least have people earn their food stamps and welfare checks by doing work for their local governments.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 4, 2011 at 10:47 PM

That sounds good at first glance, but

1. How many unskilled jobs are there? And they will still be doing a lousy and half-ass job at that.

2. They may displace other working people from their jobs.

bayview on March 5, 2011 at 12:30 AM

gryphon202 on March 5, 2011 at 12:19 AM

I almost think if she can get through the primaries that she can beat The Won.

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2011 at 12:34 AM

SouthernGent on March 5, 2011 at 12:22 AM

Do you really? My view of her is so clouded by the crazy visits she made here to verbally attack HotAir. I should probably give her a chance by she seemed so unhinged.

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2011 at 12:36 AM

I almost think if she can get through the primaries that she can beat The Won.

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2011 at 12:34 AM

now you see are master plan….and why the elites are afraid of her. Obama is so bad below 50% in 38 states and his policies are so bad there is next to no chanc eof the economy imporving or the budget getitng better that the election will be about Obama not the gop candidate a slong as we have a nominee that keeps hammering him on his faile dpolices we win…

unseen on March 5, 2011 at 12:38 AM

I should probably give her a chance by she seemed so unhinged.

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2011 at 12:36 AM

No she’s as crazy as they say!

sharrukin on March 5, 2011 at 12:38 AM

I almost think if she can get through the primaries that she can beat The Won.

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2011 at 12:34 AM

“Electability” is not high on my priorities. I didn’t become a primary voter until 2010, but I desperately want to believe that the voting public actually learned something form the debacle of 2008.

gryphon202 on March 5, 2011 at 12:41 AM

gryphon202 on March 5, 2011 at 12:41 AM

I know, we have talked about this before. I remember that you don’t want to feel like you have wasted your vote on someone you can’t believe in. I still don’t know that I can make that kind of commitment. As I have said before, I’m not sure I can expect to have more than one candidate in my lifetime that has/had my total trust and even adulation. I doubt there will be another Reagan for me.

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2011 at 12:52 AM

I doubt there will be another Reagan for me.

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2011 at 12:52 AM

Hindsight is 20/20, Cindy. We may look back on what a great president Reagan was, but people had their doubts back then too.

I’m not looking for another Reagan because there simply will never be another Reagan, and I don’t want someone who tries too hard to be like Reagan, anyway. Sarah Palin is Sarah Palin, and so far that’s good enough for me.

I’d be a fool to think that Sarah Palin will sweep into office on white wings of glory astride a flaming steed to make everything okay again with a snap of her fingers and a wave of her wrist…but technically, anything’s possible. ;-)

gryphon202 on March 5, 2011 at 12:58 AM

She is a chubby chaser?

unseen on March 4, 2011 at 11:16 PM

My husband is 5’4 and around 260.
Don’t knock it ’till you’ve tried it.
*wink*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 5, 2011 at 1:09 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 5, 2011 at 1:09 AM

Hey twerp! How go the moving plans? Do you have sell a house in Illinois?

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2011 at 1:18 AM

Hey twerp! How go the moving plans? Do you have sell a house in Illinois?

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2011 at 1:18 AM

Thankfully , no.
We live with my mother-in-law.
It’s her house and after 2 + years, we’re(we Queen Bees) starting to lock horns(stingers?)…a lot.
It’s time.
Btw: My friends can call me Barb.
*smiles*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 5, 2011 at 1:24 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 5, 2011 at 1:24 AM

Ok, Barb, I appreciate that and will try to remember. Do you have a launch date yet?

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2011 at 1:27 AM

Hello everyone..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2011 at 1:34 AM

Dire Straits on March 5, 2011 at 1:34 AM

Hey, Cutie, where have you been?

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2011 at 1:36 AM

Hey, Cutie, where have you been?

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2011 at 1:36 AM

Hello Cindy..Sorry I’m late..Looks like a heck of a food fight going in the palin thread..Do I have to read it before I jump in or is it the same old same old?..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2011 at 1:40 AM

Talk radio wants a confrontational style, and unlike the soft-spoken Daniels, the fierce Christie meets the test.

This is probably why I am gravitating to Daniels. I just want someone to do the hard stuff and shut up about it. Is that really asking too much?

DOES EVERYTHING HAVE TO BE IN CAPITAL BOLDFACE ALL THE TIME?

Quiet strength is good. Daniels did lots of what Christie is doing only quiet so as not to rile the anarchists.

petunia on March 5, 2011 at 1:47 AM

Ok, Barb, I appreciate that and will try to remember. Do you have a launch date yet?

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2011 at 1:27 AM

Not yet.
We’re still gathering what we need for our loan app.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 5, 2011 at 1:51 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 5, 2011 at 1:24 AM

C’mon alt..Join me in the Palin thread..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2011 at 1:52 AM

Dire Straits on March 5, 2011 at 1:40 AM

Mostly it is the same old stuff and the same people. You know me, somehow I can manage not to get beat up for not genuflecting. There are a couple of new faces with some interesting takes soon to be destroyed.

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2011 at 1:55 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 5, 2011 at 1:51 AM

Are you going to buy when you get there or rent until you get the lay of the land.

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2011 at 1:56 AM

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2011 at 1:55 AM

Looks like it is the place to be..I’m trying to get alt to go over with me..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2011 at 1:57 AM

“Electability” is not high on my priorities.

gryphon202 on March 5, 2011 at 12:41 AM

Electability seems important. Why shouldn’t it be?

AsianGirlInTights on March 5, 2011 at 1:58 AM

AsianGirlInTights on March 5, 2011 at 1:58 AM

I probably shouldn’t speak for him but he really wants to vote for someone he believes in and that share his conservative values. He knows that Gov. Palin is not an announced candidate and further up the thread he mentions keeping his eyes open for an alternative should she decide not to run.

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2011 at 2:01 AM

AsianGirlInTights on March 5, 2011 at 1:58 AM

Nice post..Plus very impressive Youtube video I might add!..:)

Dire Straits on March 5, 2011 at 2:03 AM

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