Chris Christie: This nation is turning into “people sitting on a couch waiting for their next government check”

posted at 5:03 pm on April 10, 2012 by Tina Korbe

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie followed George W. Bush on the stage at the Bush Institute Conference on Taxes and Economic Growth in New York today. Bush introduced Christie with apt words, complimenting the governor’s “enormous personality” and “belief in the individual.” Bush’s comments were more than justified by the content of Christie’s speech. With typical relentless, attention-getting honesty, Christie forecast a dire future for the country if we succumb to the left’s vision:

Christie said he hasn’t seen a less optimistic period in the country in his lifetime.

“Government’s telling them stop dreaming, stop striving, we’ll take care of you,” he said at a theater at the New York Historical Society. “We’re turning into a paternalistic entitlement society. That will not just bankrupt us financially, it will bankrupt us morally.”

“We’ll have a bunch of people sitting on a couch waiting for their next government check,” Christie said.

Christie wasn’t content to merely point out the negative, though: He launched rapidly into an articulation of an alternate vision, the vision he’s implemented in the state of New Jersey. He cited his recent veto of a millionaire’s tax and his current push for a 10 percent income tax cut as examples of pro-growth policies.

He also had interesting words about the importance of in-person interaction with those with whom we disagree. “We developed relationships with the other side of the aisle that allowed them to trust us. And that doesn’t happen overnight,” he said.”Day after day after day you have to sit with our colleagues and convince them of the goodness of your spirit and of the understanding that compromise is not a dirty word.”

“The goodness of your spirit.” Christie clearly recognizes what too many conservatives do not: Liberals, no less than conservatives, think they take the moral, principled approach to politics. Liberals often don’t recognize their own ambition, the influence the possibility of power exerts on them and the views they ultimately adopt.

The subject of “compromise” has itself become a controversial concept. As ideological purity has come to be valued above all, we’ve forgotten that we’re not just responsible for our moral claims, but also for the consequences of our action and inaction. As Michael Novak writes in his essay, “Errand into the Wilderness,” “I learned … that I must never again seek moral purity at the expense of responsibility for the results.”

The question of compromise is one that I haven’t yet resolved for myself, but Christie’s words come as an encouragement as I grapple with the question of when to stand on principle — even if it means someone else is able to run amok in the implementation of principles that are completely contrary to my own — and when to compromise. The first key is to forge relationships with those with whom we disagree. It’s indispensable and important, just as it’s indispensable and important to forge relationships with like-minded folks so as to be fortified when victory in the fight appears impossible.


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Bush introduced Christie with apt words, complimenting the governor’s “enormous personality” and “belief in the individual.”

Sorry, I just couldn’t resist.

Bitter Clinger on April 10, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Please go eat a donut fat man. This man is the only reason why i refuse to move to Hoboken. What a tool

Uppereastside on April 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM

From diapers to Depends — Oama 2012

Schadenfreude on April 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Allen West said last night on Greta that, for shame, the welfare dependents have risen by 18% under Obama.

Schadenfreude on April 10, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Please go eat a donut fat man. This man is the only reason why i refuse to move to Hoboken. What a tool

Uppereastside on April 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Hoboken thanks you.

Bitter Clinger on April 10, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Modern version of:

When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.

Benjamin Franklin

Chip on April 10, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Why has George W Bush surfaced? This is kind of a significant sighting, given the man’s made a point of staying out of the media spot light.

Dr Evil on April 10, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Hope ‘n Shame — Obama 2012

Schadenfreude on April 10, 2012 at 5:10 PM

still believe in GLOBAL WARMING FatMan?

SDarchitect on April 10, 2012 at 5:10 PM

I find Christie’s remarks offensive.

Sincerely,
Peggy Joseph

P.S. I’m still waiting for help with my gas tank and mortgage.

Doughboy on April 10, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I suspect George Bush – quietly – wishes he had – had, a little of Christie’s vigor when he was in office.

Bush is too classy to ever say it – but he let the Democrats run over him during his second term.

He simply had too much class for his own good – and for the nations good as well.

jake-the-goose on April 10, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Please go eat a donut fat man. This man is the only reason why i refuse to move to Hoboken. What a tool

Uppereastside on April 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Hoboken is sobbing with grief.

HeatSeeker2011 on April 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Margaret Thatcher said that “The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money”.

Before any of you, middle-class, rich, or very rich, give a penny to the taxman, consult this. This is Obama’s Change. He owns it, no matter whom he wishes to blame.

Schadenfreude on April 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Hoboken is sobbing with grief.

HeatSeeker2011 on April 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Well done – beat me by the click of a mouse !!! +1

jake-the-goose on April 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

How do you compromise with, “I won!”

Deano1952 on April 10, 2012 at 5:13 PM

HeatSeeker2011 on April 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Yeah, he said that like it was a bad thing. I’m thinking BONUS!

Cindy Munford on April 10, 2012 at 5:14 PM

How do you compromise with, “I won!”

Deano1952 on April 10, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Simple:

Step #1 – win the 2010 midterms

Step #2 – lay low, earn living an watch

Step #3 – bust ass in the fall of 2012 and win the general

jake-the-goose on April 10, 2012 at 5:14 PM

This isn’t new news, but I’m glad more are saying it. It’s true.

Wolfmoon on April 10, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I have a couch. When do I get my check?

eforhan on April 10, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Now that we’ve gotten a few obligatory fat jokes out of the way – he’s absolutely right. We’re headed for some bizarre combination of Idiocracy and the humans in WallE.
Naturally the libtards object to what he says (and I don’t care for his belief in globull warming) – but instead of proving him wrong, as usual, it’s personal attacks.

dentarthurdent on April 10, 2012 at 5:16 PM

There’s actually quite a lot of politicians on both sides of aisle who are guilty of having already created the entitlement society in order to feed their own ambitions.

It just doesn’t matter what letter follows your name when your actions have led us down the good intentions (sic) path to hell.

And this goes for all of them:

Most liberals aren’t evil, but the liberal-ism that infects them and harms all of us, that is evil.

Speakup on April 10, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Please go eat a donut fat man. This man is the only reason why i refuse to move to Hoboken. What a tool

Uppereastside on April 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Hoboken is sooo much the better for it. Bet he pays for his own donuts too. What a FOOL.

msupertas on April 10, 2012 at 5:17 PM

The man is correct. Case in point is Katrina at the NO projects. Many of those folks are on tape declaring they had no money and were waiting on their checks. That sclerosis is what dependence fosters.

DanMan on April 10, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Uppereastside on April 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM

So you don’t have an objection to people becoming dependent on the government?

Chip on April 10, 2012 at 5:18 PM

This man is the only reason why i refuse to move to Hoboken. What a tool

Uppereastside on April 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM

…WELL YES! You are a tool! Thanks for confirming that! We should be seeing Hoboken, as being one of the top ten places to live soon!
The quality of life there will not be threatened.

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 5:22 PM

“… — and when to compromise.”

That was our fist mistake…

… look at our Country and tell me where that has gotten us?

The Left NEVER compromises…

… and they are relentless.

We should understand this…

… and pound them into dust!

Seven Percent Solution on April 10, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Off topic, but out of curiousity do uppereastside and liberal4life lurk on this site 24/7 because whenever they post, they are ALWAYS in the first 5 posts. Are they sitting on their couches awaiting their government checks, laptops warmed up and ready to go. One thing for each of them to think about. If an HA regular or a Freeper were to try to comment on KOS or DU, as they do here, they wouldn’t last 5 posts before they were banned.

xkaydet65 on April 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM

This man is the only reason why i refuse to move to Hoboken. What a tool

Uppereastside on April 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM

New Jersey already has a problem with odor. You moving there would only contribute to it.

portlandon on April 10, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Money isn’t respected like it was. We borrow it, we print it.

Paul-Cincy on April 10, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Who’s sitting on the couch? Sleep, baby! The bed is where it’s at!

MisterElephant on April 10, 2012 at 5:31 PM

For years, the compromise was between the gov’t getting more power for Republican goals and the gov’t getting more power for Democractic goals. The reason compromise has become a dirty word is because now the compromise is between less gov’t control and more gov’t control, and the only compromise between those is the status quo.

Which means for either side to achieve their goals, they can’t allow for compromise. Yes, conservatives need to understand that the slide toward an entitlement state can’t be done overnight. But “moderates” need to understand that the only way these problems will get solved is by conservatives getting what they want, even if they don’t get as much of it as they’d like.

apollyonbob on April 10, 2012 at 5:33 PM

xkaydet65 on April 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I think it’s very possible they’re paid by the DNC to be trolls in conservative sites.

One other possibility I’ve considered is that they are alternate personas of the HA staff to chime in with stupid liberal crap to stir things up and increase thread count. Just a little conspiracy theory thought – since it’s sometimes hard to believe real people could be so incredibly stupid.

dentarthurdent on April 10, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Money isn’t respected like it was. We borrow it, we print it.

Paul-Cincy on April 10, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Looters and moochers don’t earn any.

Thus, they don’t respect it.

Schadenfreude on April 10, 2012 at 5:33 PM

If an HA regular or a Freeper were to try to comment on KOS or DU, as they do here, they wouldn’t last 5 posts before they were banned.

xkaydet65 on April 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM

heck the same rules apply to most any daily newspaper that allows comments as well

DanMan on April 10, 2012 at 5:33 PM

What’s new from Mr. Crispy Donut. When is lean & HUNGRY going to get done insulting all his constituents

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 10, 2012 at 5:33 PM

..Cousin Pookie?

..Cousin Pookie!

The War Planner on April 10, 2012 at 5:34 PM

A second look at… Hoboken?

Fallon on April 10, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Hey Uppereastside,

You are a lowlife. I coincidentally live on 85th and York.

Want to meet at Arturos Pizza later and you can show how educated you are during a one on one debate?

If not, then go crawl back into your rat hole. Loser.

bfinstock79 on April 10, 2012 at 5:35 PM

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 10, 2012 at 5:33 PM

He only insults the stupid ones who spout libtard talking points, and sit on their couch waiting for their gubmint check to arrive…

dentarthurdent on April 10, 2012 at 5:36 PM

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 10, 2012 at 5:33 PM

So I take you don’t see the danger in people becoming dependent on the government?

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground. Thomas Jefferson

Chip on April 10, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Please go eat a donut fat man. This man is the only reason why i refuse to move to Hoboken. What I’m a tool

Uppereastside on April 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Something we can all agree on.

Moose Drool on April 10, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Alt headline: Cousin Pookie lives!

ted c on April 10, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Can’t argue the message? Shoot the messenger!

Bevan on April 10, 2012 at 5:37 PM

BTW, Chris Christie is the LAST person that should be complaining about people on the couch, because, if it wasn’t for Cousin Pookie staying ON THE COUCH, then he might not have beaten Jon Corzine, if you know what I’m sayin’. ….

Cousin Pookie says, “you oughta be thanking me fat man, now where’s my check?” ///

ted c on April 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM

A second look at… Hoboken?

Fallon on April 10, 2012 at 5:35 PM

You read my mind :)

Dr Evil on April 10, 2012 at 5:39 PM

do uppereastside and liberal4life lurk on this site 24/7 because whenever they post, they are ALWAYS in the first 5 posts.

They are paid trolls, at least libturdGETAlife is.

If an HA regular or a Freeper were to try to comment on KOS or DU, as they do here, they wouldn’t last 5 posts before they were banned.

xkaydet65 on April 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Wouldn’t think of going to those sites because of the boring little poopy-pants who live there. Eff ‘em. If I want to throw up, I’ll go to an S&M site.

MisterElephant on April 10, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Chris Christie is a life-long lawyer and lobbyist.

Tell us about those government checks huh, Chris?

HondaV65 on April 10, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Everything christie says invite a weight joke.

When i read people sitting on the couch i thought christies waiting for a cream puff.

to bad

gerrym51 on April 10, 2012 at 5:40 PM

And what’s Krispy Kream Kristy sitting on the couch waiting for? A double cheese and anchovy pizza? Fat RINO. He needs to stop pontificating to everybody else about how great a “Conservative” he thinks he is, and look in a mirror. (Full girth, if they make them that big.) He and Slick Willard are two of the worst, most destructive RINOs the party and the People have been afflicted with, in a long time.

Virus-X on April 10, 2012 at 5:41 PM

The question of compromise is one that I haven’t yet resolved for myself, but Christie’s words come as an encouragement as I grapple with the question of when to stand on principle — even if it means someone else is able to run amok in the implementation of principles that are completely contrary to my own — and when to compromise

Hmmmm. Kamikaze pilots didn’t have this quandry. Push the stick forward and sit on your hands at the crucial moment to maintain purity.

a capella on April 10, 2012 at 5:43 PM

419-0. Successively (with a straight face) proposes budgets that are 50% higher than revenues. Solution: raise taxes – we can cut more checks.

Compromise is not in this man’s creed.

VietVet_Dave on April 10, 2012 at 5:44 PM

I am confused. Is Christie a Rino? I always had the perception that he is one, but I like what he said here.

If I have to choose between a social conservative and a fiscal conservative, I am going with the latter.

jazzuscounty on April 10, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Off topic, but out of curiousity do uppereastside and liberal4life lurk on this site 24/7 because whenever they post, they are ALWAYS in the first 5 posts. Are they sitting on their couches awaiting their government checks, laptops warmed up and ready to go. One thing for each of them to think about. If an HA regular or a Freeper were to try to comment on KOS or DU, as they do here, they wouldn’t last 5 posts before they were banned.

xkaydet65 on April 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM

\

That’s our tax dollars at work. These clowns are high ranking WH staff members with state of the art computer monitoring systems and a whole litany of canned responses that automatically pop up whenever certain buzz words are used.

it’s the kind of stuff that would have made Himmler and Andropov proud except that these cretins sell out there country for a lot less than a dauchau and access to a bunch of floozies. Instead they do it for a paycheck and the privelege of fawning over zero and his nasty creature of a wife.

acyl72 on April 10, 2012 at 5:45 PM

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 10, 2012 at 5:33 PM

You are a true tard, as is indicated in your User ID. As an zer0zombie, you should know that using a 0 (zero) as the first character of your messiah’s name indicates that he is a zer0.

About on the same level of intelligence as libfreeordie (“free of libs or die”).

MisterElephant on April 10, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Not true. Many are posting on political blogs just as if they have something to say.

paulus1 on April 10, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I am confused. Is Christie a Rino? I always had the perception that he is one, but I like what he said here.

If I have to choose between a social conservative and a fiscal conservative, I am going with the latter.

jazzuscounty on April 10, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Same here, but there seems to be a big group of foul-mouthed social cons here that talk like gang bangers but want to elect a homely, poor pastor.

jan3 on April 10, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Kinda rich coming from someone who clearly spends too much time wallowing on the couch and collects one of the biggest government checks in the country.

Daikokuco on April 10, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Don’t be fooled. When dealing with Democrats, you reach across the aisle, you pull back a stump.
Stand on First Principles.
I saw the kind of principles the Democrats have when the principled ones vocalized about their opposition to Federal funding of abortion and then caved during the passage of Obamacare.

sandspur on April 10, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Kinda rich coming from someone who clearly spends too much time wallowing on the couch and collects one of the biggest government checks in the country.

Daikokuco on April 10, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Looks to me like he’s getting the job done and earning that paycheck.

jan3 on April 10, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Fattie’s had a makeover. Instead of being a liberal gun grabbing Statist par execllence, he’s now becoming a Bush Republican with a minor in fiscal responsibility.

Awesome.

CorporatePiggy on April 10, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Not true. Many are posting on political blogs just as if they have something to say.

paulus1 on April 10, 2012 at 5:55 PM

LOL.

a capella on April 10, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Please go eat a donut fat man. This man is the only reason why i refuse to move to Hoboken. What a tool

Uppereastside on April 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.

Green_Bay_Packers on April 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM

I find Christie’s remarks offensive.

Sincerely,
Peggy Joseph

P.S. I’m still waiting for help with my gas tank and mortgage.

Doughboy on April 10, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Has she had a return engagement since her initial 90 seconds of fame?

slickwillie2001 on April 10, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Running off a loud mouth at halfwit teacher’s union members might be entertaining but its not his job. His job is also not waddling around with a microphone trying to make “provacative” statements for media attention. What has the Hambeast actually accomplished, huh? (Other than being a morbidly obese layabout collecting a fat gummint check and flaunting his abuse of government services for personal benefit, of course.)

Daikokuco on April 10, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Off topic, but out of curiousity do uppereastside and liberal4life lurk on this site 24/7 because whenever they post, they are ALWAYS in the first 5 posts. Are they sitting on their couches awaiting their government checks, laptops warmed up and ready to go. One thing for each of them to think about. If an HA regular or a Freeper were to try to comment on KOS or DU, as they do here, they wouldn’t last 5 posts before they were banned.

xkaydet65 on April 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM

My theory, -several people, employees of the democratics’ favorite Nazi stooge George Soros, have access to the IDs and passwords and check them out when they show up for ‘work’.

slickwillie2001 on April 10, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Christie’s going to need a bigger couch.

profitsbeard on April 10, 2012 at 6:31 PM

The question of compromise is one that I haven’t yet resolved for myself, but Christie’s words come as an encouragement as I grapple with the question of when to stand on principle — even if it means someone else is able to run amok in the implementation of principles that are completely contrary to my own — and when to compromise. The first key is to forge relationships with those with whom we disagree. It’s indispensable and important, just as it’s indispensable and important to forge relationships with like-minded folks so as to be fortified when victory in the fight appears impossible.

You are a very nice woman Tina, but naive. The problem is the definition of compromise means something completely different for the left. They do not negotiate in good faith. Compromise to them is simply a temporary setback.

arnold ziffel on April 10, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Almost all my Donk friends hate the Fat Man and Scott Walker.

Says a lot, don’t it…

Bruno Strozek on April 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM

For a man as, um, ‘generoud’ as CC, that sure takes a lot of nerve.

lostmotherland on April 10, 2012 at 6:45 PM

‘generous’–sheesh!

lostmotherland on April 10, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Please go eat a donut fat man. This man is the only reason why i refuse to move to Hoboken. What a tool

Uppereastside on April 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Yeah, you’re right. NY Democrats Charlie Rangel and Jerry Nadler are so much fitter.

Not to mention Pillsbury Doughboy Mikie Moore, who got to sit in the V.I.P. Box with Peanut Carter at the DNC “Reporting for Duty” Convention in 2004.

BTW, you’re really missing something by not moving to Hoboken. Namely Maxwell’s, one of the best music clubs on the East Coast. Their food ain’t too shabby either.

Del Dolemonte on April 10, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.

Green_Bay_Packers on April 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM

I fart in your general direction! :)

Moose Drool on April 10, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Christie: Right On, Right On, Right On!!

tbear44 on April 10, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Looks like the Kos Kidz got bored and invaded HotAir again today . . . all these personal attacks on a man for his weight. Nothing conservative about that.

jan3 on April 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Off topic, but out of curiousity do uppereastside and liberal4life lurk on this site 24/7 because whenever they post, they are ALWAYS in the first 5 posts. Are they sitting on their couches awaiting their government checks, laptops warmed up and ready to go. One thing for each of them to think about. If an HA regular or a Freeper were to try to comment on KOS or DU, as they do here, they wouldn’t last 5 posts before they were banned.

xkaydet65 on April 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I am a little intrigued by this. Could the Hotair management get the tech guys to find out where they are posting from. I bet it is the office of some leftist group.

thuja on April 10, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Christie is, of course, correct. Maybe it will motivate the professional welfare recipients and otherwise deadbeat liberals to get off their butt and take some personal responsibility?

Yeah, probably not, huh? Why put forth effort when you can get free stuff off the hard work of others. The liberal way.

BruthaMan on April 10, 2012 at 8:22 PM

We could make a huge dent in this simply through a program to eliminate fraud. Democratics won’t allow it because no voter to them is as reliable as that of the fraudster himself.

slickwillie2001 on April 10, 2012 at 9:07 PM

This man is the only reason why i refuse to move to Hoboken. What a tool

Uppereastside on April 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Please stay out of NJ, Yankees fan, we have enough of you on the governemnt dole already and I can’t afford it anymore.

South Jersey has shouldered enough of the scorn from the country New Yorker’s have brought upon us: Jersey Shore, Giants fans, the worst drivers on the planet and high taxes.

When you learn to make a good hoagie, come and visit, leave your money and go back across the friggin’ bridge.

sswenviron on April 10, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Please go eat a donut fat man. This man is the only reason why i refuse to move to Hoboken. What a tool

Uppereastside on April 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM

UES : Hoboken = turd : bowl

Archivarix on April 10, 2012 at 9:19 PM

still believe in GLOBAL WARMING FatMan?

SDarchitect on April 10, 2012 at 5:10 PM

I’m sure. And he’s right there with Romney. Cap and Trade here we come!

besser tot als rot on April 10, 2012 at 9:34 PM

The question of compromise is one that I haven’t yet resolved for myself…

This one is a bit long, but it’s very good. On conservative compromise, via Peggy Noonan, a yardstick metaphor:

Imagine that over at the 36-inch end you’ve got pure liberal thinking—more and larger government programs, a bigger government that costs more in the many ways that cost can be calculated. Over at the other end you’ve got conservative thinking—a government that is growing smaller and less demanding and is less expensive. You assume that when the two major parties are negotiating bills in Washington, they sort of lay down the yardstick and begin negotiations at the 18-inch line. Each party pulls in the direction it wants, and the dominant party moves the government a few inches in their direction.

But if you look at the past half century or so you have to think: How come even when Republicans are in charge, even when they’re dominant, government has always gotten larger and more expensive? It’s always grown! It’s as if something inexorable in our political reality—with those who think in liberal terms dominating the establishment, the media, the academy—has always tilted the starting point in negotiations away from 18 inches, and always toward liberalism, toward the 36-inch point.

Democrats on the Hill or in the White House try to pull it up to 30, Republicans try to pull it back to 25. A deal is struck at 28. Washington Republicans call it victory: “Hey, it coulda been 29!” But regular conservative-minded or Republican voters see yet another loss. They could live with 18. They’d like eight. Instead it’s 28.

For conservatives on the ground, it has often felt as if Democrats (and moderate Republicans) were always saying, “We should spend a trillion dollars,” and the Republican Party would respond, “No, too costly. How about $700 billion?” Conservatives on the ground are thinking, “How about nothing? How about we don’t spend more money but finally start cutting.”

RightKlik on April 10, 2012 at 10:04 PM

I think I might one Christie for VP.

Punchenko on April 10, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Okay we have an “across the aisle” consensus…Christie is a fat guy. Rush is a fat guy, Michael Moore is a giant tub of goo Rosie O Donald shops in Tents R Us. Okay that’s settled now how about a minimally cogent response to what he said. We as a nation have an embarrassingly large percentage of the population with their mouths welded to the government teat. It doesn’t make the country great. It makes it weak and needy. Geez you Libs just wear me out

HatfieldMcCoy on April 10, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I just seen the full Video, now I feel crappy about everything bad I said about the Governor of New Jersey..This is why you cant say bad things. I swear I will never learn.

boogaleesnots on April 11, 2012 at 1:15 AM

I just seen the full Video, now I feel crappy about everything bad I said about the Governor

well gee booglewhatever I see yu r a gradeate of a govirnment skool. Ure writ you didn lern–for future reference there glittering jewel of intellect post in the morning when the beer and cheap tequelia has worn off-

HatfieldMcCoy on April 11, 2012 at 1:45 AM

It’s not “compromise” that is the problem, baby girl. It’s living with the liberals definition of compromise. Nothing good has ever come from that.

swinia sutki on April 11, 2012 at 6:29 AM

“We’ll have a bunch of people sitting on a couch Gucci Leather waiting for their next government checkBling.”
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“We call it money in a bottle.” – one of the +18%ers

askwhatif on April 11, 2012 at 7:40 AM

He and Slick Willard are two of the worst, most destructive RINOs the party and the People have been afflicted with, in a long time.

Virus-X on April 10, 2012 at 5:41 PM

IMO, it’s still waaaayyyy right of what we have now.

askwhatif on April 11, 2012 at 7:44 AM

Compromise me aZZ.

For conservatives on the ground, it has often felt as if Democrats (and moderate Republicans) were always saying, “We should spend a trillion dollars,” and the Republican Party would respond, “No, too costly. How about $700 billion?” Conservatives on the ground are thinking, “How about nothing? How about we don’t spend more money but finally start cutting.”

RightKlik on April 10, 2012 at 10:04 PM

That’s what happens when ‘conservatives’ compromise.
There was a lot of Conservative compromise that gave us the New Deal.
They’re all scammers.
Take the Federal Govt back to its ENUMERATED powers.
THIS was the original intention.
That was the fuel for real progress.

Badger40 on April 11, 2012 at 8:27 AM

HatfieldMcCoy on April 11, 2012 at 1:45 AM

It was actually because I talked to a friend last night who was pretty bummed out, and had a lot to do with the themes the Gov brought up, and my friend is heavy set, so ya know..well probably not because you can spell but obviously cant think.

boogaleesnots on April 11, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Turning into, where you been big guy?

Bmore on April 11, 2012 at 9:34 AM

There’s nothing wrong with compromise in some cases. But you compromise doesn’t balance a family’s checkbook, and it wont’ balance the Federal budget, either.

I agree with Christie’s overall point, though. Conservatives need to help liberals understand that we’re not actually the evil, stupid caricatures that we’re often portrayed as. We advocate policies that we believe will help everybody, and reduce the current and future reach of government into our lives. But GOP politicians usually ignore the reasons for our policies, opting for vague sound bites.

The truth is, conservatism can be articulated pretty well in sound bites. Christie shows that just about every time he speaks.

hawksruleva on April 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Two areas the governor should avoid:

Sitting on a couch

Getting a government check

plewis on April 11, 2012 at 4:16 PM