Chris Christie: That Obama inaugural speech wasn’t very helpful, was it?

posted at 10:31 am on January 24, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via the Washington Free Beacon. Alternate headline: “Christie still capable of occasionally criticizing Democrats — barely.” You’d think that a guy whom nearly 70 percent of local voters say deserves a second term might be bolder in taking shots at the president; as it is, the most arresting thing about this is how tepid it is compared to his usual rhetorical M.O. When he praised Obama for his help on Sandy relief just before the election, it wasn’t enough to say O did a nice job. He was “outstanding” and deserved “great credit.” When the House GOP didn’t pass the Sandy relief bill as quickly as he’d like, it wasn’t a disappointment. It was “callous” and “disgusting.” The NRA ad that focused on security at Obama’s daughters’ school wasn’t over the line and counterproductive, it was “awful” and “reprehensible.” Whereas Obama’s partisan inaugural address, which many commentators — including the Republican Speaker of the House — took as a second-term declaration of war on the GOP, doesn’t “augur well” for bipartisanship and wasn’t “necessarily productive” in reducing gridlock. But “we’ll see how he acts.” Gee, Chris, go easy on him.

But I guess he knows what he’s doing. Jim Geraghty notes that his approval rating among New Jersey Republicans right now is, no typo, 93/4. If he’s serious about running for president, he’ll spend most of 2014 and 2015 dumping relentlessly on Obama to get back in the good graces of Republicans nationally. Most GOP primary voters have, as I’ve noted before, very short memories when it comes to candidates who’ve strayed too far towards the other side of the aisle in the past. And the more Christie can keep his approval rating up with Democrats, the more he can sell himself as the “electable” candidate who can poach centrists from Hillary or Cuomo or whoever. (There’s already one poll suggesting that might be true.) We nominated McCain and Romney on those grounds. What makes you think Republican voters have learned their lesson?


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Comment pages: 1 2

what a fat clueless f-ck.

GhoulAid on January 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM

…shutup fatso…you’ll be humping JugEars again in a day or two for the attention!

KOOLAID2 on January 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM

I am over the Fat Man.

UncleZeb on January 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Christie hearts Obama. It is too late after your swooning with the bomber jacket photo relief.

mwbri on January 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM

his approval rating among New Jersey Republicans right now is, no typo, 93/4.

So a majority of the 11 Repubs in NJ like him, great.

Bishop on January 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM

I don’t have a short memory. And to quote some fat guy a couple days before the election “I don’t really give a damn about you right now”.

Marcus on January 24, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Own it Fat Man.

Oil Can on January 24, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Chris Creosote.

Bmore on January 24, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Go away, Chris Christie. Sick of your shtick!!

bluegill on January 24, 2013 at 10:35 AM

. If he’s serious about running for president, he’ll spend most of 2014 and 2015 dumping relentlessly on Obama to get back in the good graces of Republicans nationally

…and slipping JugEars the tougne!

Most GOP primary voters have, as I’ve noted before, very short memories when it comes to candidates who’ve strayed too far towards the other side of the aisle in the past

…aisle!…AISLE…!!!…his fat butt covers the aisle…there is NO aisle!

KOOLAID2 on January 24, 2013 at 10:38 AM

That’s one huge RINO!

JihadKiller1s1k on January 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM

I’m from New Jersey, albeit not a Republican but an approval rating of Chris Christie in my family took a sharp nosedive during Sandy and still continues to plummet. I’m not yet at the point of contemplating a donation to a Democrat challenger, but only because there’s none.

Archivarix on January 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Ahhh, poor little fella guess his new BFF is not returning his calls or texts anymore.

HumpBot Salvation on January 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM

+1 bluegill

cmsinaz on January 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM

What a dope.

Ward Cleaver on January 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM

“Look! Waddling this way! It’s … It’s …

Myocardial Infarction Man!!!!”

2-1 odds the fat ‘tard doesn’t live to see 2016

PolAgnostic on January 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Christie is dead to me.

Go hang with Charlie Crist if you need a friend.

elowe on January 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Chris Creosote.

Bmore on January 24, 2013 at 10:35 AM

BOOM!

Ward Cleaver on January 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Awww, trouble with the Bromance? Forget it. Just keep pandering to those NJ Republicans and Indies, because you’re done to anybody west of the Delaware.

Gingotts on January 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Governor Zeppelin floats again.

kingsjester on January 24, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Now you see, Mr. Christie, what comes of brown-nosing Obama. What did all that glasnost get you? He gets what he wants, and you get tossed aside like yesterday’s garbage.

On a completely unrelated note, I can’t wait to see our next balanced approach to the federal budget.

The Schaef on January 24, 2013 at 10:42 AM

No more pillow talk with Springsteen?

elowe on January 24, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Christie is surprised by this?? Omg.. facepalm

Intrepid767 on January 24, 2013 at 10:42 AM

neither were you…

mjbrooks3 on January 24, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Christie 2016!!

LoL – what a fat clown.

crrr6 on January 24, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Looks like obozo just went hoggin’ and didn’t really care for you after all Chris.

Flange on January 24, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Makes sense, he needs to start distancing himself from Obama to better position himself for the 2016 primary run.

… against Biden and Hillary.

AZfederalist on January 24, 2013 at 10:46 AM

If he’s serious about running for president, he’ll spend most of 2014 and 2015 dumping relentlessly on Obama to get back in the good graces of Republicans nationally perfecting his deep fried butter recipe for the Iowa State Fair.

FIFY (because Iowans are horrible at picking GOP candidates)

blammm on January 24, 2013 at 10:47 AM

But I guess he knows what he’s doing. Jim Geraghty notes that his approval rating among New Jersey Republicans right now is, no typo, 93/4. If he’s serious about running for president, he’ll spend most of 2014 and 2015 dumping relentlessly on Obama to get back in the good graces of Republicans nationally. Most GOP primary voters have, as I’ve noted before, very short memories when it comes to candidates who’ve strayed too far towards the other side of the aisle in the past. And the more Christie can keep his approval rating up with Democrats, the more he can sell himself as the “electable” candidate who can poach centrists from Hillary or Cuomo or whoever. (There’s already one poll suggesting that might be true.) We nominated McCain and Romney on those grounds. What makes you think Republican voters have learned their lesson?

Ordinarily, I’d agree with you on this, AP. But you can’t view 2016 in a vacuum. In 3 years, we’ll have suffered through nearly 2 terms of Obama. The GOP will be trying to avoid a 3rd straight Presidential election defeat(something that hasn’t happened to them for over 60 years). And the Republican bench is pretty deep right now.

First with regard to the 2 terms of Obama. While even a left-leaning squish like CRISTie would be a drastic improvement over Barry, the Republican base will still be bitter come 2016 over how we might’ve avoided that 2nd Obama term had the fat man kept his piehole shut in the last week of the 2012 campaign. That’ll cost him dearly with primary voters.

Secondly regarding the prospect of 3 straight Presidential defeats. If Hillary is looking like the nominee come late 2015/early 2016, there’s no way in hell we’re gonna put up another moderate, centrist Northeastern type after what happened with Romney. We’ll want someone reliably conservative because it’ll be paramount that we turn out the base given the Clintons’ popularity with indie voters.

And thirdly, the GOP bench is deep. If we’re going to nominate a governor, why not Scott Walker? Or Bobby Jindal? Or Mitch Daniels? Or Rick Perry(assuming his 2012 flameout was an anomaly)? Or even Susana Martinez? Why settle for another Northeastern left-leaning squish whose obesity will scare off women(don’t pretend that won’t be a factor) and whose propensity for running his mouth could scare off everyone?

Doughboy on January 24, 2013 at 10:48 AM

that his approval rating among New Jersey Republicans right now is, no typo, 93/4

I guess that means that being a NJ Republican just means you aren’t a communist. Either that, or you are just thrilled that a governor or any other public official in NJ has an (R) after their name.

AZfederalist on January 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM

this is what happens when you try to play both ends against the middle…and you forget that in the middle, BOTH sides can hurt you.

I liked Christie prior for his in-your-face attitude with the MSM, but his political skills in NE politics leave a lot to be desired.

He got co-opted by the Left, and he doesn’t even realize it.

IF he’s smart he, won’t try a 2016 run…he could run for a 2nd & 3rd term as Gov and win easy enough…assuming the Booker doesn’t challenge him in the next election cycle.

BlaxPac on January 24, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Another alternate headline – Turtle Shocked, SHOCKED Scorpion Stung Him Mid-River

Steve Eggleston on January 24, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Can someone please tell Chris Christie to go eff himself?
I’d sooner slice off my man parts than vote for this professional Obama fellatist.

DRayRaven on January 24, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Does Obama have a mandate since he’s re-elected with a higher percentage of popular vote than John Kennedy, Richard Nixon in ’68, Jimmy Carter in ’76, Ronald Reagan in 1980, Bill Clinton in ’92 or ’96 or George Bush in 2000 or ’04?

JustTheFacts on January 24, 2013 at 10:56 AM

But I guess he knows what he’s doing. Jim Geraghty notes that his approval rating among New Jersey Republicans right now is, no typo, 93/4.

He’s not popular with the NJ Republicans I know. The fat man has gotten on my last nerve, and many others share my opinion.

Naturally Curly on January 24, 2013 at 10:56 AM

First with regard to the 2 terms of Obama. While even a left-leaning squish like CRISTie would be a drastic improvement over Barry, the Republican base will still be bitter come 2016 over how we might’ve avoided that 2nd Obama term had the fat man kept his piehole shut in the last week of the 2012 campaign. That’ll cost him dearly with primary voters.

The Obama photo op was unforgivable to me.

Illinidiva on January 24, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Why am I the slightest bit concerned about 2016? Or the next election? Or the election after that? We are so f’ed up at this point its as if we are debating the best way to bail out the sinking Titanic, dixy cup or thymbol?

Zetterson on January 24, 2013 at 10:57 AM

I’m not a fan of Big Boulder Christie, but thats a tad unfair, AP. He thought Obama’s inaugural speech was overly polarizing. His exact statement was: ‘Instead of trying to bring people together, it was a manifesto for,”Hey, its my way or the highway”.’ And in this, Christie is right.

tommy71 on January 24, 2013 at 10:58 AM

I am over the Fat Man.

UncleZeb on January 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM

How about being over the GOP? The party itself has done far more harm to the conservative cause than Christie has. How about venting to the GOP leadership at all levels about how disgusted we are that they can’t launch an assault against these socialist/marxist democrats that can find no end of support from the takers in society to the point that our very existence of a free country is now threatened? What a perfect time to tell the GOP to either get with the program or shove it.

HiJack on January 24, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Does Obama have a mandate since he’s re-elected with a higher percentage of popular vote than John Kennedy, Richard Nixon in ’68, Jimmy Carter in ’76, Ronald Reagan in 1980, Bill Clinton in ’92 or ’96 or George Bush in 2000 or ’04?

JustTheFacts on January 24, 2013 at 10:56 AM

And a lower margin than he won in 2008.

Illinidiva on January 24, 2013 at 10:58 AM

I don’t know…Chris Christie has hit his ceiling in NJ so I’m not too concerned. If he keeps speaking out against Obama, there’s no harm, no foul.

22044 on January 24, 2013 at 10:59 AM

I’m not a fan of Big Boulder Christie, but thats a tad unfair, AP. He thought Obama’s inaugural speech was overly polarizing. His exact statement was: ‘Instead of trying to bring people together, it was a manifesto for,”Hey, its my way or the highway”.’ And in this, Christie is right.

tommy71 on January 24, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Umm.. Isn’t my way or the highway Krispy Kreme’s MO?

Illinidiva on January 24, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Christie is just now realizing that Obama is a self-serving hack? pfffffffttt… (the sound of Christie’s man crush deflating)

RalphyBoy on January 24, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Hopefully, King Obama won’t take this comment by his own Falstaff too personally.

DaveDief on January 24, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Oh Christie, get the f*** out man… No one trust you anymore…

mnjg on January 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM

The first paragraph of this post is pure genius and pretty much paints a picture of just exactly who Mr. Christie is. He’s just an arrogant self-centered bag of hot air, just like the president. We CANNOT encourage this man into thinking he should run in 2016, he will lose.

scalleywag on January 24, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Obama’s plan is to win a super majority in both houses so he can get another term in office.

Obama wants to be FDR and he needs more time to y’know finish transforming the nation.

But really Gov. Christie…”What Difference Does It Make!”

workingclass artist on January 24, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Why am I the slightest bit concerned about 2016? Or the next election? Or the election after that? We are so f’ed up at this point its as if we are debating the best way to bail out the sinking Titanic, dixy cup or thymbol?

Zetterson on January 24, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Spot on!

HiJack on January 24, 2013 at 11:01 AM

He’s really starting to turn in to a grandstanding jackhole.

Fraud RINO!

rollthedice on January 24, 2013 at 11:03 AM

You hugged him, you own him, Bloat-o.

profitsbeard on January 24, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Dude, he is running for reelection THIS YEAR in a state that Obama just carried with 58% of the vote. Thousands of New Jerseyans made the trip to DC for Obama’s inauguration. You think Christie MIGHT just need a few of their votes??

Sheesh.

rockmom on January 24, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Why am I the slightest bit concerned about 2016? Or the next election? Or the election after that? We are so f’ed up at this point its as if we are debating the best way to bail out the sinking Titanic, dixy cup or thymbol?

Zetterson on January 24, 2013 at 10:57 AM

I say we poke a hole and let it all drain out.

TexasDan on January 24, 2013 at 11:07 AM

That first paragraph by Allah is a work of art.

SparkPlug on January 24, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Go to Hell Christie.

Mr. Arrogant on January 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Christie 2016!!

LoL – what a fat clown.

crrr6 on January 24, 2013 at 10:43 AM

? This one is still around or is there an extra “r”.

VegasRick on January 24, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Does Obama have a mandate since he’s re-elected with a higher percentage of popular vote than John Kennedy, Richard Nixon in ’68, Jimmy Carter in ’76, Ronald Reagan in 1980, Bill Clinton in ’92 or ’96 or George Bush in 2000 or ’04?

JustTheFacts on January 24, 2013 at 10:56 AM

A mandate for what? Free birth control. Saving Big Bird. Raising taxes on the 1%. Sure, he has a mandate for those.

Reagan is the only one on your list that actually ran on a substantive agenda and did get a mandate for it, and achieved a lot of it. Perhaps that’s why he was also reelected by a bigger margin than Kennedy, Clinton, Bush, or Obama.

rockmom on January 24, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Does Obama have a mandate since he’s re-elected with a higher percentage of popular vote than John Kennedy, Richard Nixon in ’68, Jimmy Carter in ’76, Ronald Reagan in 1980, Bill Clinton in ’92 or ’96 or George Bush in 2000 or ’04?

JustTheFacts on January 24, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Your screenname is pretty ironic, considering that Jimmy Carter was not re-elected.

UltimateBob on January 24, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Via the Washington Free Beacon. Alternate headline: “Christie still capable of occasionally criticizing Democrats — barely.”

Right off the bat, a foul ball.

That’s not an entirely fair observation about Christie. The fact that his approval rating in Jersey is stratospheric, again…this is Jersey…speaks volumes.

Granted, I’ve supported a few squishes in the past…no need to mention any names…but if the next couple of years are as good to Christie as the past have been, he just might be lengths ahead of anyone else for 2016.

JetBoy on January 24, 2013 at 11:15 AM

So he praises the SOB on the cusp of the election when it mattered most, , and then criticizes Barry as he is being inaugurated when it matters least.

That’s how RINOS Fake us out. They throw us a bone when we’ve just had a feast and take our food when we are starving.

SparkPlug on January 24, 2013 at 11:16 AM

crrr6 on January 24, 2013 at 10:43 AM

? This one is still around or is there an extra “r”.

VegasRick on January 24, 2013 at 11:10 AM

This one’s an imposter. In a good way: this one seems to lean conservative.

UltimateBob on January 24, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Your screenname is pretty ironic, considering that Jimmy Carter was not re-elected.

UltimateBob on January 24, 2013 at 11:15 AM

I don’t think JFK quite made it either.

VegasRick on January 24, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Some people never learn.

SparkPlug on January 24, 2013 at 11:19 AM

I like crrr6 – but there’s a bit of visual disorientation when viewing his nom de plume. :)

22044 on January 24, 2013 at 11:21 AM

This one’s an imposter. In a good way: this one seems to lean conservative.

UltimateBob on January 24, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Thanks. Now I don’t have to come up with a really cool name for our fake controversies.

VegasRick on January 24, 2013 at 11:21 AM

I don’t think JFK quite made it either.

VegasRick on January 24, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Now that I think about it, in fairness to the troll, maybe it was talking about all election results, not just re-elections. My bad.

UltimateBob on January 24, 2013 at 11:21 AM

JustTheFacts on January 24, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Obama got more votes than Abe Lincoln but Abe was a better golfer.

SparkPlug on January 24, 2013 at 11:22 AM

That’s how RINOS Fake us out. They throw us a bone when we’ve just had a feast and take our food when we are starving.

SparkPlug on January 24, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Exactly. It’s all about opportunism and contrarian preening.

rrpjr on January 24, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Does Obama have a mandate since he’s re-elected with a higher percentage of popular vote than John Kennedy, Richard Nixon in ’68, Jimmy Carter in ’76, Ronald Reagan in 1980, Bill Clinton in ’92 or ’96 or George Bush in 2000 or ’04?

JustTheFacts on January 24, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Note that Reagan’s and Nixon’s re-election, and Obama’s own 2008 numbers, are not on this list.

He also adds Clinton to the list without qualifying that Clinton’s elections were a three-way (which I hear is how he likes it anyway).

Also missing from the list, all of FDR’s elections, LBJ’s election on the promise to get out of Nam.

On the bright side, Obama got a higher percentage than all four presidents who were assassinated, so I guess he has a mandate not to worry about anyone taking a shot at him.

The Schaef on January 24, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Wait, did I miss something? When was this alleged inauguration? I guess I’ve just been too busy working my butt off trying to put food on the table against insurmountable odds. Gee, I sure hope all is well with the Politburo in Washington.

NOMOBO on January 24, 2013 at 11:24 AM

With clowns like this we need to start a new party.

Better yet let’s throw the frauds out.

Chucky crist, Alan spectre, Colin Powell, Christie are just some RINOS at different stages of being outed.

Powell and Christie are soon to go full Donk.

SparkPlug on January 24, 2013 at 11:28 AM

♪ Fat man in a little state. ♫
♪ Fat man in a little state. ♫

Kensington on January 24, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Granted, I’ve supported a few squishes in the past…no need to mention any names…but if the next couple of years are as good to Christie as the past have been, he just might be lengths ahead of anyone else for 2016.

JetBoy on January 24, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Okay.. I’ll mention names – Charlie Crist. You don’t think that Christie is going to turn out the same way. As I mentioned to you earlier, there should be a pact of candidates all Republicans should refuse to vote for in 2016.. Krispy Kreme and Huntsman at the head of the list.

As for Christie’s popularity in New Jersey, I think that is meaningless in a Presidential race. New Jersey will vote for the Democratic candidate. It always does. And Christie could lose West Virginia and Arkansas to Clinton. It seems to me that Rubio has much more upside than Krispy Kreme.. (i.e. coming from an actual swing state, etc.)

Illinidiva on January 24, 2013 at 11:32 AM

♪ Fat man in a little state. ♫
♪ Fat man in a little state. ♫

Kensington on January 24, 2013 at 11:28 AM

I like it. It’s got a beat you can really giggle to.

Flange on January 24, 2013 at 11:33 AM

I’m guessing Christie is a valued member of Ripon. That mess doesn’t sell outside of blue states.

DanMan on January 24, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Hey Krispy Kreme…a little late for any thinking person to buy the act. All intelligent, informed people know you’re a pathetic RINO. Get lost commie lover.

dave_ross on January 24, 2013 at 11:36 AM

JustTheFacts on January 24, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Note that Reagan’s and Nixon’s re-election, and Obama’s own 2008 numbers, are not on this list.

He also adds Clinton to the list without qualifying that Clinton’s elections were a three-way (which I hear is how he likes it anyway).

Also missing from the list, all of FDR’s elections, LBJ’s election on the promise to get out of Nam.

The Schaef on January 24, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Maybe the troll should change its screenname to “Just the cherry-picked facts.”

UltimateBob on January 24, 2013 at 11:41 AM

A mandate for what? Free birth control. Saving Big Bird. Raising taxes on the 1%. Sure, he has a mandate for those.

Reagan is the only one on your list that actually ran on a substantive agenda and did get a mandate for it, and achieved a lot of it. Perhaps that’s why he was also reelected by a bigger margin than Kennedy, Clinton, Bush, or Obama.

rockmom on January 24, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Reagan raised taxes on the wealthy and corporations! As a mater of fact he raised taxes 11 times.

Reagan said:

“We’re going to close the tax loopholes that have allowed the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share… What we’re trying to move against is institutionalized unfairness. We want to see that everyone pays their fair share, and no one gets a free ride. Our reasons? It’s good for society when we all know that no one is manipulating the system to their advantage because they’re rich and powerful.”

So what would Reagan say today about the following?

The Congressional Budget Office said we could raise $114 billion over ten years — twice as much as raising the Medicare age — by limiting corporate tax deferrals. https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/01-2013-MultinationalTaxes_OneCol.pdf

U.S. Corporate Tax Rate Plunges To 40 Year Low Of 12 Percent http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204662204577199492233215330.html

U.S. Has Lowest Corporate Tax Rate In The Developed World For Over A Decade!
http://www.ctj.org/pdf/oecd201106.pdf

Corporate Profits At All-Time High http://articles.marketwatch.com/2011-07-29/commentary/30699039_1_profits-gdp-wages-and-salaries

Over 100 companies on the S&P500 received more in tax refunds and credits for the last 4 years than they paid. Of just the fortune 500 companies 280 corporations received a total of nearly $223 billion in tax subsidies,” said the report’s lead author, Robert McIntyre, director at Citizens for Tax Justice. “This is wasted money that could have gone to protect Medicare, create jobs and cut the deficit.”

JustTheFacts on January 24, 2013 at 11:49 AM

And I care what spews out of Fat B@stards liberal pie-hole why?

Why he gets any bandwidth at all baffles me….he’s a total waste of 6oo punds of fat-infused space.

Tim_CA on January 24, 2013 at 11:49 AM

I’m always reminded of this song when anyone mentions Chris Christie .

EnglishRogue on January 24, 2013 at 11:50 AM

I’m always reminded of this song when anyone mentions Chris Christie .

EnglishRogue on January 24, 2013 at 11:50 AM

I’m always reminded of this one.

UltimateBob on January 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM

You helped elect him, you fat f*ck.

slickwillie2001 on January 24, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Okay.. I’ll mention names – Charlie Crist. You don’t think that Christie is going to turn out the same way. As I mentioned to you earlier, there should be a pact of candidates all Republicans should refuse to vote for in 2016.. Krispy Kreme and Huntsman at the head of the list.

As for Christie’s popularity in New Jersey, I think that is meaningless in a Presidential race. New Jersey will vote for the Democratic candidate. It always does. And Christie could lose West Virginia and Arkansas to Clinton. It seems to me that Rubio has much more upside than Krispy Kreme.. (i.e. coming from an actual swing state, etc.)

Illinidiva on January 24, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Well that’s hitting me below the belt hat…

Chris Christie isn’t Charlie Crist…similar names aside…Could you really envision Christie losing a state election and bolting the GOP like Crist did? In that respect, they are nothing alike.

Not to mention, and not aimed at you specifically, the fat jokes don’t help for peeps to take you or us seriously. I leave the obvious stale references like those to the liberals…they’ve pretty much relied on that every day.

I believe Christie will have that national appeal in a couple of years, but it’s far too early to speculate about any potential candidate. Look at the whole Palin thing…she was supposed to be the conservative savior who would “definitely run” last cycle. And after a long wait, the answer was “no”.

I’ve asked a few of my liberal friends just recently about what Republican they can say they admire most…there were a couple surprised, but Christie was most mentioned by them. And it’s not that they agree with Christie on most issues, but they admire his “no bs” approach…he’s outspoken and doesn’t “nuance” his opinions.

And that’s what the GOP is sorely lacking.

JetBoy on January 24, 2013 at 12:01 PM

See, christie is a demonrat, he’s stupid. He’ll NEVER get a vote from us, POS

johnny reb on January 24, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Sorry, Fat Man. You’re dead to me.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on January 24, 2013 at 12:11 PM

If you don’t use the words disgraceful, petty, or small, you missed the point.

Paul-Cincy on January 24, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Speaking of not helpful…

The same people you helped stay home would be the same people who stay home if you run.

With just 350k in eight battleground states and voting irregularities all over the country, don’t you think with a little help at the end instead of a big downer, we might be talking about President Romney right now?

Speakup on January 24, 2013 at 12:23 PM

The more the right starts to despise Christie, the more the left is going to love him and “advise” us against one of those TrueCons that never win elections. Of course, when we nominate him, then he’ll be the fat misogynist homophobe racist xenophobe Mobster the Left can’t wait to call him in order to tout Hillary or Biden or whoever decides to run.

jas88 on January 24, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Gee, Chris, go easy on him.

Of course Christie will be gentle while fellating Obama. Why he’ll even swallow.

woodNfish on January 24, 2013 at 12:32 PM

that his approval rating among New Jersey Republicans right now is, no typo, 93/4

I guess that means that being a NJ Republican just means you aren’t a communist.

There are a lot of us who, in various mix-n-match combinations, hate Obamacare, ballooning deficits, Dem stimulus, PEUs, and affirmative action, but are pro-choice, happy with a less bellicose foreign policy, indifferent about gun control, and not all that exercised about gay marriage.

Call us Reds, demean us as you please, but we are as entitled to be Republicans as you are.

bobs1196 on January 24, 2013 at 12:40 PM

It is very difficult to find one small thing to admire about this man, so I will say, I like the alliteration in his name “Chris Christie.” It has a pleasant poetic ring to it, until the man with that name opens his blustery big-mouth.

We had another like him in Connecticut years ago named Lowell Weicker, who also pretended to be a conservative and became governor running against his opponant who supported putting in anincome tax. He got elected and immediately hired his oppionant and put in the income tax (while one typical RINO stayed home for the crucial vote) Nothing new hear. Big and blustery bullies a leader does not make!

Don L on January 24, 2013 at 12:41 PM

The video, on Obama’s speech:

“My way or the highway. I don’t think that’s NECESSARILY productive”

Not necessarily? But it MIGHT be productive? It was the most petty, divisive, tone-deaf 2nd inaugural address ever. Obama has forever tainted in my mind the words “2nd inaugural address”. Lincoln’s entire 2nd is inscribed on his memorial! Obama’s was a huge piece of crap. Call it like it is.

Paul-Cincy on January 24, 2013 at 12:44 PM

The more the right starts to despise Christie, the more the left is going to love him and “advise” us against one of those TrueCons that never win elections. Of course, when we nominate him, then he’ll be the fat misogynist homophobe racist xenophobe Mobster the Left can’t wait to call him in order to tout Hillary or Biden or whoever decides to run.

jas88 on January 24, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Exactly, the left will shoot its guns full-bore against whoever opposes the Democratic nominee.

Why can’t we nominate someone we actually like.

22044 on January 24, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Call us Reds, demean us as you please, but we are as entitled to be Republicans as you are.

bobs1196 on January 24, 2013 at 12:40 PM

It is not necessary to demean you, supporting the slaughter of millions of innocent helpless humans is about as demeaning as demeaning gets. Your party won’t matter when you face those person’s Creator and explain to Him what you’re entitled to do..

Don L on January 24, 2013 at 12:46 PM

At one time I believed, and hoped, that Christie was headed for a major position. Now, he will never be more than a Governor of NJ unless a Democrat appoints him to a cabinet seat so he can claim to be “bi-partisan”.

Over50 on January 24, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Shut up, Christie.

besser tot als rot on January 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM

The fat f*ck’s path to the nomination is much like that of Johnny Mac; -go for the votes of democratics in the primary. He will be the darling of the liberal media, since he will be the most liberal credible candidate on the Republican ticket.

When the general election comes, they will vote for the democratic party nominee of course, as they did with Johnny Mac.

Have we cleaned up the primary process in the states yet to eliminate open voting? Didn’t think so.

slickwillie2001 on January 24, 2013 at 12:49 PM

There are a lot of us who, in various mix-n-match combinations, hate Obamacare, ballooning deficits, Dem stimulus, PEUs, and affirmative action, but are pro-choice, happy with a less bellicose foreign policy, indifferent about gun control, and not all that exercised about gay marriage.

Call us Reds, demean us as you please, but we are as entitled to be Republicans as you are.

bobs1196 on January 24, 2013 at 12:40 PM

So, you like him because he opposes PEUs. What other reason to you have to support him? That’s all he’s giving you.

besser tot als rot on January 24, 2013 at 12:49 PM

First he kisses up to the King, & now he bashes him.
Kind of reminds you of every politician.
The one thing that binds them: liars all.
Christie has no credibility left except in his own liberal state of NJ.

Belle on January 24, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Sure, Sarah Palin would be preferable but that was never going to happen. Christie’s an obese gun grabbing RINO attention whore in gold, but hey he’s not Corzine.

CorporatePiggy on January 24, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Comment pages: 1 2