Chris Christie to Warren Buffett: How about you shut that yap of yours and cut a tax check already?

posted at 8:55 pm on February 21, 2012 by Allahpundit

Are we still allowed to enjoy the occasional Chris Christie porn or has his shilling for Romney made that hopelessly taboo? Before you answer, watch the second clip below too; I tossed it in there especially for the social cons among us. The closer he gets to a VP nomination, my friends, the redder he’ll get. Coming soon, presumably: Second look at climate-change skepticism?

Actually, I’m giving you a third clip on top of those to show how his team is satisfying its urge to produce presidential campaign ads for him. The bad news: He’s still not running. The good news: Someone else is!


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I want him for Press Secretary!

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2012 at 8:57 PM

THIS is what a presidential GOP candidate should be talking about.

Mr Christie, you make good soundbites.

keep the change on February 21, 2012 at 8:57 PM

good except for the earned income tax credit part. The 21st Century equivalent of welfare.

txmomof6 on February 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Like a fine wine, Chris Christie porn only gets better over time.

Waggoner on February 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Terrific as Attorney General or even Sec. of State.

SouthernGent on February 21, 2012 at 9:04 PM

““Honestly, if Santorum got it, I would seriously, seriously consider it. We need someone that’s really going to be great,” he said. “This is the most important election in my opinion that this country has ever had. Santorum is not the right person.”

Hang in there Newt…!!!

Seven Percent Solution on February 21, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Draft Christie! Brokered convention!

DavidW on February 21, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I’d much rather have Col. West for Veep than the round mound of sound that is Christie….

thedevilinside on February 21, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Could we refrain from using “Chris Christie” and “porn” in the same sentence please.

ronval912 on February 21, 2012 at 9:06 PM

I wish this guy was running for the top spot.

banzaibob on February 21, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Are we still allowed to enjoy the occasional Chris Christie porn or has his shilling for Romney made that hopelessly taboo?

No. It’s all ruined now. We can also never enjoy an Ann Coulter column again. All ruined.

cynccook on February 21, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Chris Christie to Warren Buffett: How about you shut that yap of yours and cut a tax check already?

Christie: Governor for all 57 states!

locomotivebreath1901 on February 21, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Piers Morgan is a tool. There are seven states with no income tax, the same number that have gay marriage. Would he tell the governor of a state with an income tax that he should worry about being out of touch? Of course he wouldn’t.

Mark1971 on February 21, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Piers Morgan is a tool. There are seven states with no income tax, the same number that have gay marriage. Would he tell the governor of a state with an income tax that he should worry about being out of touch? Of course he wouldn’t.

Mark1971 on February 21, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Good comment.

tetriskid on February 21, 2012 at 9:10 PM

The administration’s Proposed 2013 Budget is $3.8T (or $3800B, or thirty-eight million millions). That means:

$10B+ per day,
$432M+ per hour,
$7M+ per minute,
$120K+ per second.

$1.33T of this is deficit spending, or:

$3.6B+ per day,
$151M+ per hour,
$2.5M+ per minute,
$42K+ per second

just for the part we borrow.

So, even if that hypocrite Buffett coughed up the entire billion (thousand million) that he owes, it would only cover us for about two and a half hours.

Tzetzes on February 21, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Anyone have any idea how tall Chris Christie is? He probably looks somewhat

vertically challenged because he is so horizontally challenged.

How’s that for being politically correct?

bw222 on February 21, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Draft Christie! Brokered convention!

DavidW on February 21, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I don’t know, we have put every other candidate through the ringer and are going to settle on someone who hasn’t had to go through any serious vetting? I think a broker convention would be even worse then what we have going on now.

neuquenguy on February 21, 2012 at 9:10 PM

maybe he is fattening up for the upcoming apocolypse caused by Global Warming……..

SDarchitect on February 21, 2012 at 9:15 PM

You guys think the friggin media is not going to TEAR THE gop NOMINEE to shreds?

Christie, Romney, doesn’t matter who it is. Christie is just a big loudmouth with no class. Yeah, he beats up on the media but Obama whines too.

No more Progressive nominees please.

PappyD61 on February 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM

CC ain’t gettin’ no comments unless he’s tazin’ some crackheads.

ted c on February 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM

After last week’s flag-lowering foolishness, this is the Governor Christie many of us know & like. :)

22044 on February 21, 2012 at 9:18 PM

terrific as Attorney General or even Sec. of State.

SouthernGent on February 21, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Sec state I want Bolton ….

conservative tarheel on February 21, 2012 at 9:18 PM

You know what I want Chris Christie to do in 2016?

Still be the governor of New Jersey. He’s doing good work there, and he belongs there.

MadisonConservative on February 21, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Chris Christie was actually one of the few governors to do something conservative about global warming: he pulled his state out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Chris Christie has a conservative record on pretty much everything: pro-life, spending, budget, taxes, unions, climate, marriage, judges, etc.

Only the absolute crazy think Christie is a RINO.

joana on February 21, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I’d much rather have Col. West for Veep than the round mound of sound that is Christie….

thedevilinside on February 21, 2012 at 9:05 PM

you owe me a monitor ….. lol … sooo stealing that one ….

conservative tarheel on February 21, 2012 at 9:21 PM

A buddy of mine spends a fair amount of time with the guv. Says he’s a great guy. Real down to earth. What you see is what you get folks. Sure he’s not a right wing nutjob like the rest of us, but he’s a rock star people. He connects with people. God bless em.

sbvft contributor on February 21, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Sorry, just not big on him, maybe he will change my mind.

Bmore on February 21, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I HAD A DREAM.

In my dream, Gov. Christie was holding a press conference to announce he was going on a weight loss program because he realized his health was in danger. During the press conference, Christie outlines how difficult it will be to lose weight, and explains how important it is for him to do. He then takes a few questions from the media.

Christie then appears to wrap up the press conference. He thanks everyone, and starts walking from the podium. But then he suddenly turns around and returns. He says “one more thing. I am going on a diet because my health is at great risk. But there’s something else, the health of which is at great risk. That’s the United States. Our federal government imperils the health and future of our great nation. Our government needs to go on a diet. That is why I have decided to accepted the request of Mitt Romney to run for Vice President.”

(Romney then suddenly emerges from a door, and we have a winning ticket for November)

ParisParamus on February 21, 2012 at 9:31 PM

I still enjoy the occasional Christie pwnage of Democrats and their ilk.

I may not always agree with him, but he’s definitely with us.

Vanilla Salt (Jake_W) on February 21, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Good except for the earned income tax credit part. The 21st Century equivalent of welfare

.
I agree, but in that state it was a good move that will prety much guarantee his re election.

Maddysdaddy on February 21, 2012 at 9:38 PM

joana on February 21, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Call me crazy. The Greenhouse Gas Initiative is only on hold for a year.
Maybe not a Rino but he’s got some chinks in his armor.

arnold ziffel on February 21, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Still Waiting for Piers Morgan to have his “Susan Boyle” moment. You know the one where he is snickering before she sings, and then flabergasted after. The analogy of course is that Susan would be the Conservative movement.

Maddysdaddy on February 21, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Hay hay hay!

ronsfi on February 21, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Terrific as Attorney General or even Sec. of State.

Just got a tingle up my leg, after this administration, he’d have a target rich environment

Rogue on February 21, 2012 at 9:51 PM

you owe me a monitor ….. lol … sooo stealing that one ….
conservative tarheel on February 21, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Nothing beats “Mr. Smith and Wollensky Goes To Washington” as a nickname for the fat man.

CycloneCDB on February 21, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Met the gov last week prior to a town hall. Friendly and for real. He is about 5 8 or so. Much shorter than i thought. Wonderful town hall. Received spontaneous and sincere standing ovations.

Strike Twice on February 21, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Maybe not a Rino but he’s got some chinks in his armor.

arnold ziffel on February 21, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Didn’t you get the memo? That’s racist now.

WaltzingMtilda on February 21, 2012 at 9:56 PM

joana on February 21, 2012 at 9:19 PM
Call me crazy. The Greenhouse Gas Initiative is only on hold for a year.
Maybe not a Rino but he’s got some chinks in his armor.
arnold ziffel on February 21, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Racccciissstt!!!

dernst2 on February 21, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Didn’t you get the memo? That’s racist now.
WaltzingMtilda on February 21, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Aw and here I thought I was so clever

dernst2 on February 21, 2012 at 9:58 PM

dernst2 on February 21, 2012 at 9:58 PM

You are! Just slower than me. ;)

WaltzingMtilda on February 21, 2012 at 10:01 PM

You are! Just slower than me. ;)
WaltzingMtilda on February 21, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Lol clever and witty. Good one!

dernst2 on February 21, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Chris Christie to Warren Buffett: How about you shut that yap of yours and cut a tax check already?

Nice smackdown by Chris Crispy Cream who knows a thing or two about all you can eat buffets.

SparkPlug on February 21, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Um, would Romney from Massachusetts really choose Christie from New Jersey? Er, wait. Is it MA or MI?

Oink on February 21, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Only the absolute crazy think Christie is a RINO.

joana on February 21, 2012 at 9:19 PM

He is my Governor and I’ll be volunteering and contributing for him no natter what he decides to run for, but he’s not flawless. His Second Amendment record is iffy at best. He supported building the Ground Zero mosque. He puts up with state corruption. Still, he’s better than the clown posse we have, by an order of magnitude.

Archivarix on February 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Don’t you just love in that clip about gay marriage, that Piers Morgan said “obviously Rick Santorum is a bigot” and Christie just gave him a pass. Gave him a pass for sharing the same philosophy as himself (Christie).

Disgusting. No, Chris Christie said he wouldn’t compromise his principles for politics, but he just did.

Oink on February 21, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Met the gov last week prior to a town hall. Friendly and for real. He is about 5 8 or so. Much shorter than i thought. Wonderful town hall. Received spontaneous and sincere standing ovations.

Strike Twice on February 21, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I have met him as well. He is the most down to earth politician imaginable. I keep wishing his style would rub off a little on his pal Mitt. But Christie is an ex-prosecutor, Mitt is a business exec. They are ideologically similar, but temperamentally worlds apart

.

Priscilla on February 21, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Well, this is one of many times that I have enjoyed Christie. Haven’t we all wanted to tell Buffet to stuff it? Just pay up Buffet and stop the crony capitalism deals with Obama and the B of A.

Like Christie’s holding his stance with gay marriage. Because people want to support traditional marriage does not mean they hate gays. It means they support a tradition that is has been around for a great number of years and has shown itself to be terribly important to the stability of families. Piers thinks that because some people disagree with you that you should be lemming like and change your belief. That is the logic of the left. In other words, have no core beliefs surrender everything to the opinion of others.

Charm on February 21, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Don’t you just love in that clip about gay marriage, that Piers Morgan said “obviously Rick Santorum is a bigot” and Christie just gave him a pass. Gave him a pass for sharing the same philosophy as himself (Christie).

I’m pretty sure that Christie is not a Santorum fan. He had nothing nice to say, so ……..

Priscilla on February 21, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Archivarix on February 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM

I said “he isn’t a RINO”, not “he is perfect”.

When exactly have people started believing that “being conservative is to agree with me on everything”?

joana on February 21, 2012 at 10:47 PM

“And if you don’t pay any state taxes, we’re going to increase your Earned Income Tax Credit welfare check by 20%!”

Are you boneheads seriously applauding this liberal nitwit about giving tax money to people who don’t pay taxes?

As for AP’s suggestion that fat boy is heading up the VP list with a bullet, nice try. Mr. Red Meat that lowers the flag of the United States of America to half-staff for a suicidal coke addict?

I don’t think that meat is nearly as red as you think it is, Homes.

Jaibones on February 21, 2012 at 10:52 PM

This is just a clever way for this old goat to brag about how rich he is.

You can’t just come out and say it, that would be crass.

NoDonkey on February 21, 2012 at 10:52 PM

I don’t want the rich folk to pay more taxes, they shouldn’t either, they should just HIRE PEOPLE. They won’t do a damn thing unless other people do, which is by force, since they are all greedy too. Amazingly their acolytes and zealots won’t call them on it.

The left just amputates the arm if it’s cut and bleeding, instead of using a dressing and getting sutures.

John Kettlewell on February 21, 2012 at 10:55 PM

The next time one of our guys is asked about gay marriage he should answer that in the spirit of finding common ground his beliefs on gay marriage are exactly the same as our president’s.

wink on February 21, 2012 at 11:02 PM

@txmomof6 at 9:00pm-

I became a 19-year-old single mother in 1990. I dropped out of college to work 65 hours a week to pay off my hospital bills and to care for my daughter. (I had the HUGE blessing of two grandmothers who watched my kiddo on weekends while I worked double shifts.) In 1993ish, the eic was expanded and the accountant in the office of the restaurant I worked at excitedly told me about my new status. So, being young and knowing nothing about taxes, I took it. (I think I “got back” about $1400 that first year…) When I told my grandpa what I had made that year and what I “got back”, he (an old farmer- whole family farms) solemnly asked me if I had paid in that much, or where did I think that wonderful check had come from- then it hit me. It was welfare, the thing I detested the most and the reason I dropped out of school in the first place- student support had offered to find government housing, wic, afdc, etc for me to stay in school, which was repulsive to me. So the next year, in 1994, I didn’t claim eic. I was contacted by phone, as was my employer. They literally refused to not let me claim the eic. Remembering my grandpa’s words, I took it- then donated half to my church, quarter to Salvation Army in my hometown, and quarter to YMCA. (Where my daughter was enjoying swim and gymnastics lessons at the time.)I continued to do so until 1998, when I got married and eclipsed the income threshold for eic. Now, years later my 8-years-younger sister and her “husband”, if you can call him that, and their three unplanned children enjoy a literal windfall of government cash- “housing assistance” while they both go to the local community college part time, “heating assistance”, free propane because you can’t let those babies freeze, and a big fat $5k or so “tax refund” because of the eic. In the meantime, my husband and I worked our tails off to pay off what little college expenses my daughter had besides her scholarships. My sister’s kids have nicer tvs, clothes, and electronics than my husband and I do. So yeah, the eic is a real welfare kick in the pants. Sign of the times….

Cornhusker on February 21, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Are we still allowed to enjoy the occasional Chris Christie porn or has his shilling for Romney made that hopelessly taboo?

Dunno, but the Cristie/Romney/Coulter troika might be a bridge to nowhere too far.

Knott Buyinit on February 21, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Chris Christie to Warren Buffett: How about you shut that yap of yours and cut a tax check already?

Cool. However, the average American sheeple voter never heard of Comrade Buffet.

Meanwhile, Governor Jindal is quietly and successfully governing the state of Louisiana guided by conservative principles. Not pissing off people. No riots. No helicopter flights to Little League games. No public harangues of school teachers. No running battles with obnoxious union big shots.

So, obviously we don’t see many Bobby Jindal threads around here, and I suppose throughout the “Conservative” blogosphere. Quiet, competent people doing what they were elected to do doesn’t generate much traffic on the internetz.

Dr. ZhivBlago on February 21, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Christie could be a Google AG, but as POTUS, forget it.

AH_C on February 21, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Why people don’t ignore Buffet by now really surprises me. His tax stunt is the same stunt he plays on everything. He wants taxes raised because he knows his happy platoon of tax lawyers can beat and ignore them. He just wants to see people that can not afford them (small business owners and large family farmers) get nailed so no one can actually approach his stature. Just like he was for the bailouts because he could make money off them while regular shareholders get screwed. He sounds like a model Democrat to me.

Dawnsblood on February 21, 2012 at 11:13 PM

I’m pretty sure that Christie is not a Santorum fan. He had nothing nice to say, so ……..

Priscilla on February 21, 2012 at 10:32 PM

and if Morgan had straight up said Romney was a crook,…

Christi would have gone apesh*t on him,… so I guess it;s who’s ox is getting gored then, rather than anything ethical, like squelching a lie.

Christi has a great many good things going for him, being even remotely civil to the social conservatives, isn’t one of them.

What is it about Northeastern republicans, and the big urban ones, they just can’t stop being jerks to the midwestern and southern cons? Something in the water, that they’d rather cozy up to the very progressives who’d not p*ss on him if he were on fire, than say something nice about a social con. It’s not rational, their natural friends they spurn, and their blood enemies, they always turn the other cheek..

If any part of this party is delusional, the moderates take the booby prize.

Whenever you mods get done giggling in the corner with the “cool” kids from liberal town.. just remember, when you walk away, it’s you they’ll be laughing the hardest at.

I don’t hold out hope though,.. even McCain still hasn’t learned that lesson yet. The republican mods have to be the most feckless creatures on this Earth. They really don’t know who their real friends are.

mark81150 on February 21, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Dr. ZhivBlago on February 21, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I like Jindal, but are you really comparing governing New Jersey as a conservative – facing a hostile legislature and a blue and urban electorate that needs to be sold in every measure – with Lousiana?

If you want to govern New Jersey quietly, you’ll govern as a democrat.

joana on February 21, 2012 at 11:27 PM

ParisParamus on February 21, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Romney/Christie = just what we need. 2 people totally blind to the domestic Islamist threat.

Connie on February 21, 2012 at 11:28 PM

“He just wants to see people that can not afford them (small business owners and large family farmers) get nailed so no one can actually approach his stature.

Dawnsblood on February 21, 2012 at 11:13 PM”

It’s far worse that that. You see if you fall into the estate tax bracket you will have to pay the government right away. If you are a profitable business companies like Bershire-Hathaway will help you out by taking a big fat share of your company.

Regulations, taxes and meltdowns can make for some very profitable oppurtunities. He comes in does his old grampa schtick and waddles off with a handfull of cash. Read about his recent advice to the Obama administration and his investments in BOA, GE, Goldman Sachs. You will understand it is really wolf dressed up as Grand-pa!

Africanus on February 21, 2012 at 11:38 PM

What is it about Northeastern republicans, and the big urban ones, they just can’t stop being jerks to the midwestern and southern cons?

What is it about midwestern social cons that they just can’t stop being jerks to northeastern Republicans?

Priscilla on February 21, 2012 at 11:48 PM

DRAFT HIM!

and be done with it.

amend2 on February 21, 2012 at 11:51 PM

I like Jindal, but are you really comparing governing New Jersey as a conservative – facing a hostile legislature and a blue and urban electorate that needs to be sold in every measure – with Lousiana?

I am convinced thar these people are clueless. I think Jindal is great. But Christie is great too, and in an environment not nearly as hospitable.

Priscilla on February 21, 2012 at 11:51 PM


Christi has a great many good things going for him, being even remotely civil to the social conservatives, isn’t one of them.

What is it about Northeastern republicans, and the big urban ones, they just can’t stop being jerks to the midwestern and southern cons? Something in the water, that they’d rather cozy up to the very progressives who’d not p*ss on him if he were on fire, than say something nice about a social con. It’s not rational, their natural friends they spurn, and their blood enemies, they always turn the other cheek..

If any part of this party is delusional, the moderates take the booby prize.

Whenever you mods get done giggling in the corner with the “cool” kids from liberal town.. just remember, when you walk away, it’s you they’ll be laughing the hardest at.

I don’t hold out hope though,.. even McCain still hasn’t learned that lesson yet. The republican mods have to be the most feckless creatures on this Earth. They really don’t know who their real friends are.

mark81150 on February 21, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Are you serious?

Christie is one of the most pro-life governors in the country. One of the few who actually managed to defund Planet Parenthood… while dealing with a liberal legislature. He attends pro-life marches.
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/01/anti-abortion_rally_marks_roe.html

I think it’s the other way around and your post proves it: many southern conservatives have a prejudice against Eastern and Northern politicians, even if they’re as conservative as Christie.

joana on February 22, 2012 at 12:19 AM

What is it about midwestern social cons that they just can’t stop being jerks to northeastern Republicans?

Priscilla on February 21, 2012 at 11:48 PM

I would at this point, suggest a truce, except no one would honor it. Whatever you happen to think, trust me, the social cons didn’t really start this little Polish firing squad. That happened, when Romney hit his first solid opposition.

That’s not really true either though,,,

It goes back to the election of 1980, when Reagan reached out to us, most all had already been voting republican, but not as a recognized block. The day he stood us with him on the podium, and said welcome home..

it’s been war with the New England big urban moderates.

You simply refuse to allow that more conservatives voices have any place in the party. Not as anything but voters who do as they are told..

We know our strength, know the party cannot win without us.. and for that, you blue state dwellers cannot stop with the derision. You name me a single time here, where any social con has ever been posted on, and your side hasn’t come out in strength to layer one tepid joke after another about those hicks out in flyover country.

We don’t give you respect for simply existing Priscilla,

How can I ever promise to be respectful to the blue state moderates, when you never show any.

You just had to slip in a tiny dig at Santorum,.. we already got the part where the mods are flaming hoppin mad, Mitt has to actually EARN this nomination.

so we get one comment after another that isn’t just rude.. it’s vile. I have never called any mod, stupid, an idiot, or a moron.. I have never said you were crazy, senile, on drugs or psychotic.. uneducated, brain dead or inbred..

and all of these have been hurled at us by the supposedly moderate wing..

and you get pissy because someone says RINO?

You personally, have not used these names no.. but I can name a quick dozen on your side who do. To call someone a RINO ain’t a crime against mankind.. but it’s treated as such.. when you have somebody on our side, call you stupid, and an inbred hick who’s crazy wingnut religious views are ignorant.. then, we’ll talk about how rude we’ve been to your side..

so far, rude is the least anyone has been.

we throw spitballs and your side favors molotov’s spiked with acid.

hardly the equal time you imply.

mark81150 on February 22, 2012 at 12:28 AM

joana on February 22, 2012 at 12:19 AM

right,..

and when he slaps at us on national television, it’s just showing the love…

isn’t it?

I never said he was an enemy, just that he tended to be rude to his friends on occasion.

mark81150 on February 22, 2012 at 12:31 AM

I could respect Christie just for his speaking ability if I didn’t also agree with 90% of everything he says. He has great intonation and a very pleasing word flow which makes him sound extremely confident and intelligent. Compare the way he sounds to the excruciating sound of Obama.

Sharke on February 22, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Cornhusker on February 21, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Please read this post above. A real American, for sure. The very definition of that term. And, why I still have hope for our country.

TXUS on February 22, 2012 at 1:05 AM

joana on February 22, 2012 at 12:19 AM

right,..

and when he slaps at us on national television, it’s just showing the love…

isn’t it?

I never said he was an enemy, just that he tended to be rude to his friends on occasion.

mark81150 on February 22, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Who is “us” and when exactly did he “slap {you] on national television”?

joana on February 22, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Are we still allowed to enjoy the occasional Chris Christie porn or has his shilling for Romney made that hopelessly taboo?

AP, as a wise man once said, “fuhgeddaboudit.”

Myron Falwell on February 22, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Dr. ZhivBlago on February 21, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I like Jindal, but are you really comparing governing New Jersey as a conservative – facing a hostile legislature and a blue and urban electorate that needs to be sold in every measure – with Lousiana?

If you want to govern New Jersey quietly, you’ll govern as a democrat.

joana on February 21, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Every region has their unique electoral make up…think about some of the things that Jindal faces in a deep South state like Louisiana. Decades before Jindal took office, places like Greenville, Charlotte, Jacksonville, Tampa, Atlanta, Houston and Dallas were attracting banks and other businesses as well as other Deep South states, what the hell was Louisiana doing for the most part? Seems their two biggest industries are Gulf oil and Mardi Gras. So Jindal has to govern a far less affluent state than New Jersey to begin with.

Jindal has to deal with unions, too (SEIU seems to be pretty active in LA) and is trying to engage in education reform with, of course, opposition from the state’s teachers union, and fighting Obamacare. In short, many of the same things other Republican governors are dealing with. But, my point is that Jindal seems to be handling it far more diplomatically than say, Christie in New Jersey and Scott in Florida.

I do get what you’re saying about the Blue Collar workers (and I assume therefore, unions), but remember that New Jersey’s electoral votes went for Reagan in both 1980 and 1984 so blue collar workers and New Jerseyans in general aren’t necessarily against voting Republican…heck, Christie being their governor shows that.

I believe that Northeastern blue collar workers and union members are mostly Conservative in nature, but the Republican Party has managed to alienate them. These people were taught to believe that government should have a stronger role in people’s lives, but that doesn’t automatically make them Socialists or Marxists.

Dr. ZhivBlago on February 22, 2012 at 1:20 AM

I love Gov. CC. But that last video has a poster frame (B&W) that reminds me of the old Jackie Gleason Honeymooners TV show. Is that intentional?

Rich H on February 22, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Response to Mark, copy Priscilla. I am not a northeastern Repub nor a conservative right wing nut job. I have been a midwestern Repub for many years. We cannot win without you but you cannot win without us. You wreck the party every election with your litmus testing bickering nit picking yak so that no one wants to run; our candidates don’t have to be worried about being skewered by the Dems, their own party does it to them. That is why we have mediocre people like McCain and chirpy Palin. You people would vote for a duck if it had a C around its neck. You don’t really want to win, you just want to stand on your principles and pretend to be the experts. Well, who gave you the keys to the kingdom? When you have put Obama back in office by running the bigoted monk, then you can just SIT on your principles!

AReadyRepub on February 22, 2012 at 2:40 AM

I love that guy, but his positions on the Second Amendment and citizen disarmament are extremely troubling… just sayin’…

PointnClick on February 22, 2012 at 3:29 AM

I always like the charlatans like Buffett and John Kerry, etc… “I want to pay more taxes, I just need the government to MAKE me do it”.

Oddly, their actions never seem to meet up with their words.

DonCherry on February 22, 2012 at 5:05 AM

I love his comment on Buffett! Someone in the media should ask Obama why he hires financial advisors and accountants to minimize his tax liability if he thinks he isn’t paying his “fair share”.

But what is this crap about increasing the earned income tax credit by 20%? That’s taking MY MONEY and giving it to someone who doesn’t work! It’s PURE socialism and vote pandering!

To me, these great clips are ruined by that redistributionist rhetoric.

essequam on February 22, 2012 at 7:11 AM

I love this man

JustJP on February 22, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Watched interview….the CNN moderator could not be a larger fan of Obama and Democrats. He just could not hold back his “Obama is right, you Republicans are wrong” attitude.
His questions and talking points had to come straight from the Obama re-election campaign HQs.

albill on February 22, 2012 at 8:12 AM

How about you shut that yap of yours and cut a tax check already?

Allahpundit, you are a cruel tease–I was hoping for these very words. :)

DrMagnolias on February 22, 2012 at 8:37 AM

The Governors of the states are the most important people when a Republican is governor, planning to return the power to whence it came.

NJ Democrats want Christie to go, not Republicans.

Fleuries on February 22, 2012 at 8:47 AM

I want him for Press Secretary!

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Awesome! First one out of the gate! “Comments Closed”

Mr_Magoo on February 22, 2012 at 9:27 AM

How did everyone fail to convince this man to run for Presdient?

We would not be left with the 4 stooges if he ran.

This is brilliant. Idiots like Buffett need to be put in their place. Buffett always talks about taxing everyone else. But yet he doesn’t pay the taxes that Berkshire Hathaway owes. He doesn’t pay more. He just runs his mouth and wants everyone else to pay for programs that he likes for the poor.

milcus on February 22, 2012 at 9:47 AM

I want him for Press Secretary!

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2012 at 8:57 PM

I can picture Christie now, picking up the scrawny Carneyclown by the belt loops and effortlessly tossing his fairy-taling lyin’ butt out of the WH Press Room, with several of the slimestream media brats joining him on the pile of WH press sludge. Brings a smile to my face.

stukinIL4now on February 22, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Chris Christie does the heart good. He would make a great VP. He really can handle the press. I think Paul Ryan is good at that too but no one does it like Christie.

magicbeans on February 22, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Chris Christie to a buffet: “Get in mah belleh!”

A440Hz on February 22, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Sorry, but in today’s society Christie does not cut a good enough figure for any high profile position. It’s bad enough we have the hideously ugly Hillary as Secretary of State, we don’t need to see Christie exiting aircraft through the cargo hold because he can’t squeeze through the cabin door.

Besides, the constant whining has already gotten old…

stacman on February 22, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Chris Christie porn is bad for people, it’s bad for politics, it’s bad for society.

Chris Christie porn trains your brain to tolerate and even crave higher levels of dopamine, which leads to Chris Christie porn addiction.

I mean, this kind of material will only make it so that I can’t have a proper constituent relationship with my own local politician. It teaches me to objectify conservatism.

mintycrys on February 22, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Still love Christie…right where he is.

swinia sutki on February 22, 2012 at 12:37 PM

yeah, about that voter referendum thing, somebody tried that, didn’t work.

FineasFinn on February 22, 2012 at 1:06 PM

There’s a link on the Treasury Department website for making a “Gift to Reduce the Public Debt” (www.pay.gov/paygov/forms/formInstance.html?agencyFormId=23779454). Buffett should put his money where his mouth is.

uncalheels on February 22, 2012 at 2:54 PM