Chris Christie: I agree with Andrew Cuomo on probably 98% of the issues

posted at 5:21 pm on February 19, 2013 by Allahpundit

Allegedly.

[Bulman] said when he told Mr. Christie he is from upstate New York, “he said, ‘I’m not much different from Andrew Cuomo. I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues.’ ” Mr. Bulman said Gov. Christie “sees value in the building trades, which are private sector unions. He complimented us and said he uses us as an example of a pro-business union.”

(SNIP)

Mr. Bulman, asked if he thinks Gov. Christie will run for president, said, “I don’t know, but he talked about Israel, and he wanted to make sure we knew he had been traveling abroad.”

C’mon, it’s not true that Christie agrees with Cuomo on most things. Christie’s a famous budget-cutter and union-tamer; Cuomo’s a, er, budget-cutter and union-tamer. Cuomo’s outspoken about gun control; Christie’s, um, outspoken about gun control. Cuomo believes in a path to citizenship for illegals; Christie believes in … a path to citizenship for illegals. Cuomo believes that human activity is contributing to climate change; Christie … also believes that human activity is contributing to climate change. Cuomo’s a big fan of Barack Obama; ahem.

Cuomo’s very, very pro-choice while Christie’s pro-life, so there you go. There’s the two percent. Via the Corner, here’s the man himself addressing what he did or didn’t say about their similarities. Exit question: What if Hillary doesn’t run and we end up with a Cuomo vs. Christie race in 2016? Second look at a Rand Paul independent bid?


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This kid puts it the most succinctly, and damn can he sing.

Sekhmet on February 19, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Peas in a pod.

Bmore on February 19, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Exit question: What if Hillary doesn’t run and we end up with a Cuomo vs. Christie race in 2016? Second look at a Rand Paul independent bid?

It’ll be a draft Rand Paul movement.

rbj on February 19, 2013 at 5:24 PM

The link helps

Sekhmet on February 19, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Cuomo’s very, very pro-choice while Christie’s pro-life, so there you go.

Haven’t you heard? Chris Christie’s a Northeastern moderate Republican so therefore he’s pro-choice, not pro-life. Because all Republicans north of the Mason-Dixon line are pro-choice. Tons of commenters here say so, so check your sources, please.

/

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 5:26 PM

This do us a favor and change your party affiliation to the same one Cuomo worships.

You know, the National Socialist Workers Party. We’ll thank you.

oldleprechaun on February 19, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Exit question: What if Hillary doesn’t run and we end up with a Cuomo vs. Christie race in 2016? Second look at a Rand Paul independent bid?

Hell. Yes.

Kataklysmic on February 19, 2013 at 5:26 PM

This just cements it. Christie will be bluegill’s chosen Messiah candidate in 2016 when Romney fails to run. All other early Romney supporters will jump on the band wagon and we will be blundgeoned to death by their cries of ” But he is the only one who is electable.” “And if you don’t vote for him, you are voting for Hilary.”

melle1228 on February 19, 2013 at 5:28 PM

What is telling is that we don’t see Christie coming out denying that he said this.

Warner Todd Huston on February 19, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Christie is not a RINO…RINOs don’t even say stupid stuff like this.

He has some strange unknown form of dyslexia that makes him think the Republicans are Democrats…Democrats are Republicans.

Heck maybe he thinks Obama is a Republican…and Romney was a Democrat.

William Eaton on February 19, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Whether he said it or not, the fact that so many of us believe he could’ve said it shows the problem he has.

Mark1971 on February 19, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Haven’t you heard? Chris Christie’s a Northeastern moderate Republican so therefore he’s pro-choice, not pro-life. Because all Republicans north of the Mason-Dixon line are pro-choice. Tons of commenters here say so, so check your sources, please.

/

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Typical. Build up the “TrueCon” “single-issue fanatic” strawman and then attack those “TrueCons” for not conforming to the straw man template.

ddrintn on February 19, 2013 at 5:33 PM

What is telling is that we don’t see Christie coming out denying that he said this.

Warner Todd Huston on February 19, 2013 at 5:29 PM

I’m going to be as charitable as I possibly can and assume you didn’t watch the attached clip where he denies he said this.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Ron Livingston even gets in on the act

Sekhmet on February 19, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Hitler and Goering, sittin’ in a tree…

rayra on February 19, 2013 at 5:34 PM

In fact we have not seen a flip flop like this since Charles Johnson of LGF went from California liberal to pro-Bush Neo-conservative to raging progressive Obama supporter all in a eight year period.

William Eaton on February 19, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Nominate another leftwinger like Christie (or McCain or Romney) as the Republican standard bearer and there won’t be a Republican party.

18-1 on February 19, 2013 at 5:34 PM

ddrintn on February 19, 2013 at 5:33 PM

I’m kidding. Learn to take a joke.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Ok, time for Ann Coulter to weigh in (oops, sorry Christie). She has some very weighty (darn, did it again) opinions of Christie.

hip shot on February 19, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Nominate another leftwinger like Christie (or McCain or Romney) as the Republican standard bearer and there won’t be a Republican party.

18-1 on February 19, 2013 at 5:34 PM

There isn’t one now, at least not one that can ever win a national election again.

ddrintn on February 19, 2013 at 5:35 PM

My comment from the headline this morning. YMMV.

I agree with Christie on more things than perhaps my Hot Air friends, but this remark reveals him as someone who’s hit his ceiling in his political career.

22044 on February 19, 2013 at 11:17 AM

22044 on February 19, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Haven’t you heard? Chris Christie’s a Northeastern moderate Republican so therefore he’s pro-choice, not pro-life. Because all Republicans north of the Mason-Dixon line are pro-choice. Tons of commenters here say so, so check your sources, please.

/

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Even a broken clock is right twice a day… Doesn’t mean I would vote for one. I am sure there are some communists out there who are pro-life as well. Again doesn’t mean I would vote for one.

melle1228 on February 19, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Christie can kiss off being president. Just like Cuomo can.

GarandFan on February 19, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Cuomo believes that human activity is contributing to climate change; Christie … also believes that human activity is contributing to climate change.

When they both open their mouths the immediate area heats up.

RickB on February 19, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Second look at a Rand Paul independent bid?

It is still very early, but right now Rand Paul should be the front runner for conservatives.

He’s not afraid to fight, he can enunciate conservative principles in an understandable manner, and he comes across as “the guy you want to have a beer with.”

18-1 on February 19, 2013 at 5:36 PM

And yet DeWayne Wickham of USA Today, on these pages, says that Christie is the GOP’s best bet in ’16?
Well, I guess it’s only because they can’t nominate Cuomo for both jobs, because they do love their Hamlet Jr.

Another Drew on February 19, 2013 at 5:36 PM

ddrintn on February 19, 2013 at 5:33 PM

I’m kidding. Learn to take a joke.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Oh, come on. It was a Jon Stewart “clown nose on” sort of joke. It’s how you view those nasty “TrueCons”. They’re the ones standing in the way of the Squishy Pathway to Victory.

ddrintn on February 19, 2013 at 5:36 PM

christie: a RINO TRAITOR only a mental case like ann coulter (aka, sewer-rat bill maher’s former bed-mate) could support.

TeaPartyNation on February 19, 2013 at 5:37 PM

AGAIN the GOP elitists prove me right. Who would have thunk it?


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DannoJyd on February 19, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Christie is a lefty, he was realistic about NJ being broke,and gets in peoples faces just as bo said.

tim c on February 19, 2013 at 5:37 PM

You. Don’t. Say.
But those who are his idolators will wishcast this away just like Romney’s sycophants wished away his absolute total progressive nature.

astonerii on February 19, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Exit question: What if Hillary doesn’t run and we end up with a Cuomo vs. Christie race in 2016? Second look at a Rand Paul independent bid?

Hillary is passe — old news. It’s Elizabeth Warren.

rrpjr on February 19, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Cuomo’s very, very pro-choice pro abortion

Fixed

22044 on February 19, 2013 at 5:38 PM

He has turned into a political whore faster than Bloomberg did

HAGGS99 on February 19, 2013 at 5:38 PM

There isn’t one now, at least not one that can ever win a national election again.

There is a good argument that 2012 was the last chance to stop the destruction of the United States, though that die was cast when Romney won the Republican nomination anyway.

But, hey what else do we have to do while we are waiting for our modern Rome to be sacked by the Germans, uh, FSA?

18-1 on February 19, 2013 at 5:39 PM

I can’t stand Christie, personally. Kicking the House Republicans when they were down was the last bucket of water in the Strange New Respect well.

With every one of these comments (even if they were made in a slightly different context than reported), he’s closing more and more doors to the nomination. Good.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 5:39 PM

And yet DeWayne Wickham of USA Today, on these pages, says that Christie is the GOP’s best bet in ’16?
Well, I guess it’s only because they can’t nominate Cuomo for both jobs, because they do love their Hamlet Jr.

Liberals always see a liberal is the best choice to lead the Republican ticket. The question is why did a majority of Republicans buy this in 2008 and 2012?

18-1 on February 19, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Sure, this is just what the republicans need – a presidential candidate who agrees with 98% of what the most inane, asinine dhimpcraptic candidate says. I think the press would love this – automatic bipartisanship built in – all dhimpcraptic.

Old Country Boy on February 19, 2013 at 5:42 PM

ddrintn on February 19, 2013 at 5:36 PM

You know that part about learning to take a joke? It’s not sinking in.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 5:43 PM

************ Its Troubling Me Thinks *************************!!

canopfor on February 19, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Christie caught admitting he is a Democrat…I love it.
Although it is way too soon to discuss 2016 I say…
RUBIO/MCDONELL or MCDONNELL/RUBIO

Natebo on February 19, 2013 at 5:44 PM

He’s Done!

Tater Salad on February 19, 2013 at 5:44 PM

He may be angling for Clinton/Christie ’16

Tater Salad on February 19, 2013 at 5:45 PM

No way that fat ass Obama Cuomo brown noser is presidential material! Stick a fork in him he’s done!

MCGIRV on February 19, 2013 at 5:46 PM

You know that part about learning to take a joke? It’s not sinking in.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Given your history of posting there aren’t many who think it was a joke.

sharrukin on February 19, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Kicking the House Republicans when they were down was the last bucket of water in the Strange New Respect well.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 5:39 PM

my take exactly. Christie in an uncontested primary in 2014 should make the David Dewhurst undercount record in Texas look small.

DanMan on February 19, 2013 at 5:47 PM

I’m trying to cut KingGold some slack. Like somebody said yesterday, if CNN is going to tell the truth it doesn’t hurt to take notice.

DanMan on February 19, 2013 at 5:48 PM

C’mon, it’s not true that Christie agrees with Cuomo on most things. Christie’s a famous budget-cutter and union-tamer

Yeah. Chris Christie tells scurrilous lies about… Chris Christie.

Cuomo’s very, very pro-choice while Christie’s pro-life, so there you go. There’s the two percent.

Haven’t you heard? Chris Christie’s a Northeastern moderate Republican so therefore he’s pro-choice, not pro-life. Because all Republicans north of the Mason-Dixon line are pro-choice. Tons of commenters here say so, so check your sources, please.

/

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 5:26 PM

One of the things rarely mentioned is that when Chris Christie first started running for lower offices, he was a pro-choice candidate. He has admitted to being pro-choice until seeing his daughter via an ultrasound, after which he said he became pro-life. Although I think that this article reads a bit too much into certain quotes of his, others are more troubling.

Mostly, I think Christie’s quote on Cuomo though should disqualify him from consideration, not just because he says this just as Cuomo’s going into high-gear on abortion in New York, but that he essentially says that he has nearly no differences of importance with a solid left-wing Democrat.

It should also finally, and completely, discredit Ann Coulter. She’s voiced the most support for Romney (a RINO) and Christie (by his own admission, now a RINO), and has supported GOProud. I think that’s enough screw-ups in a sufficiently short period of time to say that she’s lost it.

Stoic Patriot on February 19, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Then please join your pal in the Democrat party and get the heck out of ours!

redware on February 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Exit question: What if Hillary doesn’t run and we end up with a Cuomo vs. Christie race in 2016? Second look at a Rand Paul independent bid?

If Rand Paul were capable of that level of stupidity – running on a third party ticket when his toughest competition in the Republican primary is Chris Christie – then I wouldn’t want him anywhere near the Oval Office. However, if he were that politically inept he wouldn’t be where he is today.

This is why, absent extreme corruption of the primary voting process, I more or less always go with the winner of the primary. At that point, my options, if I’m going to vote, are:

1. Chris Christie
2. Some clown who was so inept he couldn’t beat Chris Christie in a Republican primary.
3. Some idiot who didn’t even bother trying to win the Republican primary, even though his toughest competition was Chris Christie.

RINO in Name Only on February 19, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Hillary is passe — old news. It’s Elizabeth Warren.
rrpjr on February 19, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Could be,…could be. I keep having a fantasy about Scott Walker throwing his hat in the ring, but, ??

a capella on February 19, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Gee what a shocker…

rightConcept on February 19, 2013 at 5:54 PM

…K-I-S-S-I-N-G…

rayra on February 19, 2013 at 5:55 PM

I’m not a Christie fan, but don’t trash him for saying what’s been painfully obvious for years: there isn’t much of a difference between the two parties. I don’t think both parties agree on 98% of everything but 90%, IMO, wouldn’t be a stretch.

joejm65 on February 19, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Paging Ann Coulter. Ann Coulter, you have a call on the white courtesy phone.

gryphon202 on February 19, 2013 at 5:58 PM

I also heard that Chavez loves him some Castro, and boy howdy was I shocked.

Bishop on February 19, 2013 at 5:59 PM

I’m not a Christie fan, but don’t trash him for saying what’s been painfully obvious for years: there isn’t much of a difference between the two parties. I don’t think both parties agree on 98% of everything but 90%, IMO, wouldn’t be a stretch.

joejm65 on February 19, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Only further evidence for my assertion that the Republican party is dead as a vehicle of conservatism.

gryphon202 on February 19, 2013 at 5:59 PM

don’t trash him for saying what’s been painfully obvious for years: there isn’t much of a difference between the two parties. I don’t think both parties agree on 98% of everything but 90%, IMO, wouldn’t be a stretch.

joejm65 on February 19, 2013 at 5:58 PM

People are trashing him because it’s true and because he’s obviously fine with it.

sharrukin on February 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM

One of the things rarely mentioned is that when Chris Christie first started running for lower offices, he was a pro-choice candidate.

Stoic Patriot on February 19, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Ronald Reagan signed a bill liberalizing abortion in California while he was governor.

Something you probably don’t appreciate, having been a conservative most, if not all, of your life (I assume, given that your post would make you a total hypocrite otherwise), is that converts to conservatism are often the strongest conservatives we have.

And the reason for that is because converts have seen with their own eyes what advantages conservatism offers for their own lives and have a baseline. Once people learn to love conservative thought, it means they’re willing to accept the criticism of others for believing it.

I’m not defending Christie specifically here, because while his own policies are conservative enough, he’s openly hostile to other conservatives. And I dislike people who will sacrifice their allies to get ahead. But I would advise you not to dismiss someone’s beliefs just because you can locate a time when they didn’t have them.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Only further evidence for my assertion that the Republican party is dead as a vehicle of conservatism.

gryphon202 on February 19, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Yep, I agree. As far as Christie goes, he made a blatantly honest statement regarding national party politics, whether he realizes it or not. He’s not the only Republican in office who feels this way. And that’s a shame.

joejm65 on February 19, 2013 at 6:04 PM

If Voting mattered… They would make it illegal

wake up… Kids

roflmmfao

donabernathy on February 19, 2013 at 6:04 PM

I’m not defending Christie specifically here, because while his own policies are conservative enough, he’s openly hostile to other conservatives. And I dislike people who will sacrifice their allies to get ahead. But I would advise you not to dismiss someone’s beliefs just because you can locate a time when they didn’t have them.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 6:02 PM

I am dismissing Christie’s political beliefs precisely because you and I both know he will dismiss them and run as a “severe conservative” the very moment he thinks he needs to in order to remain politically relevant. You’re okay with that. I’m not. So be it.

gryphon202 on February 19, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Second look at a Rand Paul independent bid?

Rand Paul is the only Republican i’d even consider voting for, if he doesn’t run i’m voting Libertarian or nobody.

clearbluesky on February 19, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Ronald Reagan signed a bill liberalizing abortion in California while he was governor.

Something you probably don’t appreciate, having been a conservative most, if not all, of your life (I assume, given that your post would make you a total hypocrite otherwise), is that converts to conservatism are often the strongest conservatives we have.

I disagree. First, a particular conversion does nothing to prove the case about a broader assertion, even though it may lend anecdotal evidence. Second, in Reagan’s case he still appointed Day O’Connor and Kennedy to SCOTUS. Kennedy is the one vote on SCOTUS that continues to maintain Roe v Wade, so I’m not going to engage in Reagan worship.

And the reason for that is because converts have seen with their own eyes what advantages conservatism offers for their own lives and have a baseline. Once people learn to love conservative thought, it means they’re willing to accept the criticism of others for believing it.

And here’s the problem that we have: how do you sort the genuine article from the pretenders (e.g. the Charlie Crists of the world)?

I’m not defending Christie specifically here, because while his own policies are conservative enough, he’s openly hostile to other conservatives. And I dislike people who will sacrifice their allies to get ahead. But I would advise you not to dismiss someone’s beliefs just because you can locate a time when they didn’t have them.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Past performance is the best indicator of future performance. I’d much sooner go with someone who has maintained a consistent set of positions that I agree with than a recent convert whose sincerity is in doubt, and who may have a past that repeatedly indicates a support for the opposite of what I believe.

Stoic Patriot on February 19, 2013 at 6:07 PM

my take exactly. Christie in an uncontested primary in 2014 should make the David Dewhurst undercount record in Texas look small.

DanMan on February 19, 2013 at 5:47 PM

2014? You mean 2013, when he runs for governor?

You think he should be primaried out of his office? Because I don’t. Christie is the epitome Buckley Rule. Of all the Republicans capable of winning statewide office in that garbage pit, Christie is far and away the most conservative. But we can do a hell of a lot better than Christie on the national level.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 6:07 PM

congrats fatboy, you’ve discovered that you are a RINO. maybe Hillary will ask you to be her VP

burserker on February 19, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Glazed or powdered..?

d1carter on February 19, 2013 at 6:11 PM

The RNC should make a proclamation stating in no uncertain terms that Christie(spit) can no longer to call himself a Republican.

Mr. Arrogant on February 19, 2013 at 6:11 PM

I am dismissing Christie’s political beliefs precisely because you and I both know he will dismiss them and run as a “severe conservative” the very moment he thinks he needs to in order to remain politically relevant. You’re okay with that. I’m not. So be it.

gryphon202 on February 19, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Actually, I’m not okay with it. If Christie runs for president, I will oppose him in the primary. If, and that if gets bigger and bigger with every one of these made-for-the-Tri-State-Area comments, he wins the primary, I’ll support him. And not a moment earlier.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Second look at a Rand Paul independent bid?

Nope. Never gave it a first look either.

I’m not defending Christie specifically here, because while his own policies are conservative enough, he’s openly hostile to other conservatives. And I dislike people who will sacrifice their allies to get ahead. But I would advise you not to dismiss someone’s beliefs just because you can locate a time when they didn’t have them.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Christie is not, nor has, been “hostile to other conservatives” just to advance his own career. Utter nonsense. I love a politician who’s not afraid to be blunt across the board…and be hostile or praising not simply based on party or ideology. That’s a big “plus” with Christie.

JetBoy on February 19, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Christie is not, nor has, been “hostile to other conservatives” just to advance his own career. Utter nonsense. I love a politician who’s not afraid to be blunt across the board…and be hostile or praising not simply based on party or ideology. That’s a big “plus” with Christie.

JetBoy on February 19, 2013 at 6:12 PM

So sayeth another liberal puppet. BTW, how does it feel to be taxed like the other ‘rich’ people are today? I guess those Bush tax cuts DID cut everyone’s taxes.

Politico Journalists: Obama is Our Puppet Master

DannoJyd on February 19, 2013 at 6:17 PM

I wouldn’t care who Christie likens himself to, I don’t like him because he’s a jerk.

scalleywag on February 19, 2013 at 6:18 PM

I am dismissing Christie’s political beliefs precisely because you and I both know he will dismiss them and run as a “severe conservative” the very moment he thinks he needs to in order to remain politically relevant. You’re okay with that. I’m not. So be it.

gryphon202 on February 19, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Actually, I’m not okay with it. If Christie runs for president, I will oppose him in the primary. If, and that if gets bigger and bigger with every one of these made-for-the-Tri-State-Area comments, he wins the primary, I’ll support him. And not a moment earlier.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 6:11 PM

If by “support him,” you mean “vote for him,” that gets more and more difficult for me with each passing cycle. I found Romney’s nomination insulting. Christie’s would be no less so.

gryphon202 on February 19, 2013 at 6:19 PM

If there was any doubt before, Christie is now a turd beyond polishing for acceptance to the base.

Shaughnessy on February 19, 2013 at 6:22 PM

If by “support him,” you mean “vote for him,” that gets more and more difficult for me with each passing cycle. I found Romney’s nomination insulting. Christie’s would be no less so.

gryphon202 on February 19, 2013 at 6:19 PM

If elections were about getting everything you wanted, we’d be calling it “wish fulfillment,” not “politics.” Sometimes you vote for a candidate who you agree with 70% because the alternative is 15%.

This isn’t a parliamentary democracy, and you don’t get bonus points if your candidate loses. If you insist on absolutes, stay out of politics, because you’ll always, always, always be disappointed.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 6:24 PM

If there was any doubt before, Christie is now a turd beyond polishing for acceptance to the base.

Shaughnessy on February 19, 2013 at 6:22 PM

So? That didn’t keep Romney from the nomination after signing Romneycare. I dunno how this makes Christie any worse.

gryphon202 on February 19, 2013 at 6:25 PM

1. I cannot wait to see the ads that Rubio and friends put up in the primaries. The ones they ran against Crist were quite devastating.

2. The Christie act is getting old. He is coming across as a thin skinned bully rather than a blunt truth teller. I thought that the way he handled the weight issue just fed that perception. It would be better to use some humor to defuse the situation.

Illinidiva on February 19, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Peas in a pod.

Bmore on February 19, 2013 at 5:24 PM

More like “pees in a porta-pod” :)

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 19, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Two Peas In A Pod?

Bmore on February 19, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Sometimes you vote for a candidate who you agree with 70% because the alternative is 15%.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Chris Christie is a long way from 70%.

What about when it’s agreeing with 21% VS 15%?
When does it become a waste of time?

sharrukin on February 19, 2013 at 6:27 PM

If elections were about getting everything you wanted, we’d be calling it “wish fulfillment,” not “politics.”

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 6:24 PM

My kids are calling it bankruptcy.

But hey – what’s a little semantic dispute?

beatcanvas on February 19, 2013 at 6:28 PM

If elections were about getting everything you wanted, we’d be calling it “wish fulfillment,” not “politics.” Sometimes you vote for a candidate who you agree with 70% because the alternative is 15%.

This isn’t a parliamentary democracy, and you don’t get bonus points if your candidate loses. If you insist on absolutes, stay out of politics, because you’ll always, always, always be disappointed.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 6:24 PM

I didn’t say anything about absolutes. I’d like:

A) A chance to vote in the primaries, which I did not get in 2012,

and

B) A conservative candidate to vote for. Not a “perfect conservative” or a “true conservative.” Just a conservative.

Romney’s nomination insulted my intelligence not only by claiming the mantle of conservatism when his progressivism was clearly on display, but also by his supporters all but begging me to vote for him despite my not having any practical opporunity to aid in the nomination process.

I have a feeling if the Republicans field a candidate with “political reality” in mind for 2016, they’re going to get an even bigger “eff you” from the voters than Romney did in 2016.

gryphon202 on February 19, 2013 at 6:28 PM

So sayeth another liberal puppet. BTW, how does it feel to be taxed like the other ‘rich’ people are today? I guess those Bush tax cuts DID cut everyone’s taxes.

Politico Journalists: Obama is Our Puppet Master

DannoJyd on February 19, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Liberal puppet? I’m a liberal puppet?

And wtf are you talking about…Bush tax cuts? What does that have to do with Christie?

JetBoy on February 19, 2013 at 6:28 PM

From Aug. 2012…most interestingly, the establishment types were already discounting Romney/Ryan from the future of the party . If they had any confidence in winning, the next 12-16 years would be locked up, and there would’ve been no need to pump up Christie/Rubio to be the future of the party.

Christie to deliver GOP convention keynote speech
posted at 8:41 am on August 14, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

If you were expecting a convention where Republicans just sang kumbayah and hoped Americans liked them for the passivity, think again. The Republican organizers have tapped Chris Christie to set the tone for the convention, and the first-term governor of New Jersey plans — to no one’s surprise — an “emphatic” 20-minute keynote speech on opening night (via National Journal):

In another big nod to the future of the Republican Party, the presidential nominee will get an introduction from another fast-rising freshman star, Senator Marco Rubio:

Conventions usually like to emphasize continuity from grand traditions in both parties. It’s telling that the Republican convention organizers are assigning key roles to people who represent the future rather than the past. Contrast that with the Democratic convention, which will have Bill Clinton on hand to formally nominate Barack Obama — giving everyone an opportunity to remember the vast gulf in economic outcomes between the last two Democratic presidents.

(emphasis mine)

sauldalinsky on February 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM

O/T but if anyone is interested in Gov Kasich’s State of the State of Ohio it’s on line at http://www.kasichforohio.com/ at 6:45PM EST

I want to see why he’s going to the Exchange/Medicaid Expansion.

bluefox on February 19, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Boy..that three way with Obama and Springsteen really had an affect on him. He finally feels free to come out.
As a liberal dem.

Mimzey on February 19, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Romney’s nomination insulted my intelligence not only by claiming the mantle of conservatism when his progressivism was clearly on display, but also by his supporters all but begging me to vote for him despite my not having any practical opporunity to aid in the nomination process.

gryphon202 on February 19, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Cry me a river. You held out for Palin, which wound up being a two-year gun that never went off. And don’t bother denying it, either.

Don’t go around blaming others for re-prioritizing and picking other acceptable candidates in the interim.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Ann Coulter could use 20lbs of Christie’s fat lard

LurkerDood on February 19, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Don’t go around blaming others for re-prioritizing and picking other acceptable candidates in the interim.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 6:34 PM

They did not though. They, as the election proves beyond any doubt at all, that Romney was not acceptable.
Newt or Perry would have done better. It may be a guess, but it has more credibility than the statement that Romney was electable.

astonerii on February 19, 2013 at 6:38 PM

So this just means Chris Christie is fine for the GOP in New Jersey. He’s not the right guy to carry the GOP standard in 2016.

Jill1066 on February 19, 2013 at 6:38 PM

I’m done having folks with zero discipline leading this nation. I didn’t mind the tongue fest during Hurricane Sandy because Christie’s constituents needed anything they could get but when that didn’t happen, this event turned into only that, a tongue fest where Christie lost me forever. 2014 will tell us a lot and let’s just agree that anyone Karl Rove supports will be on the ignorant end of that campaign.

Tangerinesong on February 19, 2013 at 6:42 PM

I’m with you Jill1066, non-negotiable.

Tangerinesong on February 19, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Liberal puppet? I’m a liberal puppet?
And wtf are you talking about…Bush tax cuts? What does that have to do with Christie?

JetBoy on February 19, 2013 at 6:28 PM

It’s simple. Christie may have supported extending the Bush tax cuts, but he is liberal on a lot of other issues. You expressed a favorable opinion of him, and therefore you are liberal as well, on every issue. Since liberals supported letting the Bush tax cuts expire, that means you do too.

Own it, you RINO squish.

RINO in Name Only on February 19, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Christie is a moderate-to-liberal Democrat. Why he calls himself a Republican is anyone’s guess. Of course nowadays R’s and D’s are becoming indistinguishable, which is why I am out of the process.

echosyst on February 19, 2013 at 6:48 PM

The media doesn’t seem to consider Christie much of a threat, otherwise they’d be treating him like they are Cruz and Rubio. Christie seems unscathed at the moment.

scalleywag on February 19, 2013 at 6:50 PM

I seriously, seriously detest Chris Christie. No way in hell I’m voting for him – not even if Obama illegally seeks a third term. That backstabbing, attention-whore, fat-ass of a loud-mouth conservative-bashing RINO will never get my vote, no matter what.

A Rand Paul third-party bid? Sign me up.

DRayRaven on February 19, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Own it, you RINO squish.

RINO in Name Only on February 19, 2013 at 6:44 PM

ಠ_ಠ

JetBoy on February 19, 2013 at 6:55 PM

I’d be a little happier with Christie if he had something in common with Scott Walker and Bobby Jindal. After Cuomo’s handling of the gun debate, in New York, I’ve lost all respect for him.

bflat879 on February 19, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Cry me a river. You held out for Palin, which wound up being a two-year gun that never went off. And don’t bother denying it, either.

Don’t go around blaming others for re-prioritizing and picking other acceptable candidates in the interim.

KingGold on February 19, 2013 at 6:34 PM

I did not “hold out” for shit. I did not get to vote because of the timing of my state’s primary. I hoped Palin would run while warning my fellow supporters that she might not up until the very day she declared her intention to stay out. In that regard, I was more realistic viz-a-vis Palin than many of her supporters were. I simply did not participate in the primary process at all because I couldn’t. And you can bet your pasty white ass I have a problem with that. A BIG problem.

gryphon202 on February 19, 2013 at 6:57 PM

This is the reason that Christie is being primaried by Seth Grossman in the upcoming election.

Conservative??? Not on your life.

Assuming Christie wins the primary he should have competition from one or more of the conservative parties in the state. This would be a good time for the conservative Republicans to jump ship.

Christie is no RINO… he represents the true Republican party. It is no longer my GOP…I’m leaving.

newjerseypatriot on February 19, 2013 at 7:01 PM

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