Aw: Chris Christie wins teddy bear on Jersey boardwalk for best friend

posted at 3:21 pm on May 28, 2013 by Allahpundit

Alternate headline: “Christie not running in 2016.”

Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, says that Republicans remain frustrated with Christie. “We get a slew of e-mail and tweets from Republicans, basically saying, ‘forget hell,’” about Christie, he says. “They’re not going to forget nor forgive what Christie did at the end of the 2012 campaign. They’re just not.”

And in Iowa, Republicans are also frustrated with Christie’s decision to team up with Obama. “I think it is something they’re going to remember,” Craig Robinson, former political director of the state GOP and editor of The Iowa Republican, says…

New Hampshire GOP strategist Mike Dennehy agrees that Christie is risking alienating GOP-primary voters. “I think everyone understands in a crisis elected leaders getting together to view devastation,” Dennehy remarks. But, he says, Christie “just has to be careful about being seen as too cozy with a president who has been sticking his thumb in the eye of Republicans all across the country.” Toward near the end of 2016, he says, “Obama will be most disliked Democrat president Republicans have ever seen.” And the Republicans Christie is alienating are some of the most involved in the volunteering, fundraising, and organizing that is so crucial to win primaries in the early states.

“Obama and the Republican governor appeared to be the best of friends Tuesday, smiling and backslapping their way across the Garden State,” reports Time. (Jay Carney earlier called Christie’s Sandy relief efforts “excellent.”) Below you’ll find vid of them trying to throw footballs through a tire at a boardwalk game stand; Christie nailed it on the first try while O, true to form, went 0 for 5. (Those weren’t his biggest misses today either.) Why would Christie, far ahead in the gubernatorial polls, double down with another conspicuously chummy photo op with Obama knowing that he’ll be bludgeoned with it if he runs in 2016? I think he’s simply committing to his national brand. He was always going to have trouble winning conservative votes in a national primary but his post-Sandy embrace of Obama last October and subsequent endorsement of gun control sealed the deal. If he runs now, it can only be as an overt out-and-proud centrist, aiming to scoop up 35-40 percent of the GOP electorate while hoping that Rubio, Paul, Jindal et al. split the conservative vote several ways. Either that or he’s quietly planning an independent run. Whichever it is, he’ll use his friendship with Obama to prove that he’s bipartisan and that he can bust through D.C. gridlock like no one else on the political landscape. In the meantime, though, expect to see the photo of Obama clutching that bear in a few thousand Republican primary attack ads.

After the video, go read John Sexton’s post on Obama’s “emotional” defense to scandal. As silly as today’s shenanigans with Christie are, this little Sandy-related photo op is helping O politically just like the last one did.


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Ok, who’s your favorite Bears player??

Well, ummm, I like them White Sox too!

ted c on May 28, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Cornelius Hunstman Hardest hit.

can_con on May 28, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Cornelius Hunstman Hardest hit.

can_con on May 28, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Not necessarily, this kind of crap makes Hunstman look more conservative.

nobar on May 28, 2013 at 3:24 PM

PUKE! The nation is going to he!! in a hand basket and this is what is reported as earth shattering news?
L

letget on May 28, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Awwww…….
Al Mansoor gets him a college degree ,
Davis gets him a job,
Rezko gets him a house,
Soros gets him White House,
Teddy gets him a puppy,
and now Christie gets him a teddy bear !!
I see a trend here :O

burrata on May 28, 2013 at 3:26 PM

The GOPe may never win another single Presidential election. Great strategy on chrispy cremes part.

Bmore on May 28, 2013 at 3:27 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHFy3YWpRx8

You’ve got a friend in me.

portlandon on May 28, 2013 at 3:27 PM

I know Christie can’t wait to take away my guns and put David Souter types on the Supreme Court. No different than voting for Hillary Clinton.

Mark1971 on May 28, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Alternate headline: “Christie not running in 2016.”

First thought I had.

But he is assuring reelection in NJ later this year, possibly by a landslide.

farsighted on May 28, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Maybe he can sell that bear for a $1,000,000,000,000 coin that they talked about minting.

acyl72 on May 28, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Don’t be messing with our buddy Christie there gop
-mika and joe

cmsinaz on May 28, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Does that mean they are going steady?

maddmatt on May 28, 2013 at 3:30 PM

I was never going to vote for Christie due to his anti gun views.

Johnnyreb on May 28, 2013 at 3:31 PM

“I went to Jersey to get my groove back and all I got was this lousy bear.” -Bam Bam

LetsBfrank on May 28, 2013 at 3:31 PM

So gay.

Pork-Chop on May 28, 2013 at 3:31 PM

All other objections aside, how do you shmooz with the guy that deliberately targeted conservative groups with the IRS and wiretapped journalist phones from the AP and Fox? He’s a weasel. It’s all about politics for all these losers. Even the ones who claim to be “centrist” (spit).

WitchDoctor on May 28, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Both of ‘em have daddy issues.

Bromance.

Splashman on May 28, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Reunited…

Gohawgs on May 28, 2013 at 3:32 PM

aww…this is a cute moment. a breath of fresh air in today’s hyper-partisaned environment.

nonpartisan on May 28, 2013 at 3:32 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuinqB9z3JI

My buddy, My buddy,

Wherever I go, he wants to go…..

portlandon on May 28, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Thud.
What’s next? A lap dance?

spd rdr on May 28, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Maybe he can sell that bear for a $1,000,000,000,000 coin that they talked about minting.

acyl72 on May 28, 2013 at 3:29 PM

and use that money to help the tornado victims of Monroe, OK !

burrata on May 28, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Obama burnishing his chubby chaser credentials.

Mark1971 on May 28, 2013 at 3:32 PM

So who would the dreaded “establishment” back if both Christie and Rubio ran in ’16?

changer1701 on May 28, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Basically Christie is selling out Republicans to get lots of Federal Money for his state. On the one hand admirable on the other hand despicable.

mitchellvii on May 28, 2013 at 3:33 PM

So gay.

Pork-Chop on May 28, 2013 at 3:31 PM

“gay” is not a perjorative

nonpartisan on May 28, 2013 at 3:33 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX9RSyotle8

Better version.

My buddy.

portlandon on May 28, 2013 at 3:33 PM

We finally found something Obama is good at, giving away other people’s money,

mitchellvii on May 28, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Re-gift.

LetsBfrank on May 28, 2013 at 3:35 PM

When Fatass met Dumbass: A Love Story.

Joe Mama on May 28, 2013 at 3:36 PM

The liberal talking bobble-heads keep saying Conservatives will be the death of the Republican Party, when in fact it’ll be the likes of McCain, McConnell, Rubio, and Christie.

Liam on May 28, 2013 at 3:36 PM

So what exactly did Christie have do to win this teddy bear for his bro ?

burrata on May 28, 2013 at 3:36 PM

“gay” is not a perjorative

nonpartisan on May 28, 2013 at 3:33 PM

]

No, as the word you’re looking for is “pejorative”.

Chuck Schick on May 28, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Great. Now they’re dating. /sarc

Murf76 on May 28, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Figures Obama is LEFT handed.

WhatSlushfund on May 28, 2013 at 3:38 PM

“I think everyone understands in a crisis elected leaders getting together to view devastation,” Dennehy remarks.

friggin’ bloomberg told 0bama to stay away. that he had too much going on to screw around w/a presidential photo op, but christie was more than willing to play pattycake w/ 0bama right before the election.

i personally think christie will run, but as an independent. and sadly he’ll siphon enough republicans to put hillary or biden in office.

chasdal on May 28, 2013 at 3:39 PM

As silly as today’s shenanigans with Christie are, this little Sandy-related photo op is helping O politically just like the last one did.

This is how a modern republic dies, watching their leaders on tv engage in silly games as the barbarians march in from all directions.

Stevens, Smith, Woods and Doherty are still dead.

Dog Eater and his spooning buddy can pound the entire Sahara.

Bishop on May 28, 2013 at 3:39 PM

aww…this is a cute moment. a breath of fresh air in today’s hyper-partisaned environment.

partisan on May 28, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Said partisan pansey.

BeachBum on May 28, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Give me a bucket.

axe?

bazil9 on May 28, 2013 at 3:40 PM

and use that money to help the tornado victims of MonroeMoore, OK !

burrata on May 28, 2013 at 3:32 PM

fify,

chasdal on May 28, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Just change parties already Christie…It would make things a lot easier for everybody.

workingclass artist on May 28, 2013 at 3:41 PM

perjorative
nonpartisan on May 28, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Where did you learn these nonexistent words like “perjorative” and “partisaned”?

happytobehere on May 28, 2013 at 3:41 PM

aww…this is a cute moment. a breath of fresh air in today’s hyper-partisaned environment.

nonpartisan on May 28, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Do you usually snorkel?

MontanaMmmm on May 28, 2013 at 3:41 PM

and use that money to help the tornado victims of Monroe, OK !

burrata on May 28, 2013 at 3:32 PM

My guess is, he’s been watching Revolution and really liked the idea of having his own militia with superior fire power.

LoganSix on May 28, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Awwww…….
Al Mansoor gets him a college degree ,
Davis gets him a job,
Rezko gets him a house,
Soros gets him White House,
Teddy gets him a puppy,
and now Christie gets him a teddy bear !!
I see a trend here :O

burrata on May 28, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Good point.

And don’t forget that Ayers got him the “Chairmanship” of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, and then Ayers used his own living room to launch Obama’s political career.

ITguy on May 28, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Gross

gophergirl on May 28, 2013 at 3:42 PM

So what exactly did Christie have do to win this teddy bear for his bro ?

burrata on May 28, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Lose enough weight to get on his knees…

oh…was I being insensitive?

workingclass artist on May 28, 2013 at 3:42 PM

I think they share a…secret.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Rational Thought on May 28, 2013 at 3:43 PM

The HotAirians (Pics) – Updated

Enjoy! lol

Resist We Much on May 28, 2013 at 3:40 PM

LOL! perfect timing.

NP is soooooooooooooo cute!

bazil9 on May 28, 2013 at 3:43 PM

“Christie not running in 2016.”

If he keeps this stuff up, he’d better start running pretty darned quick.

trigon on May 28, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Figures Obama is LEFT handed.

WhatSlushfund on May 28, 2013 at 3:38 PM


Reminded me of this…

MontanaMmmm on May 28, 2013 at 3:43 PM

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

bazil9 on May 28, 2013 at 3:43 PM

“gay” is not a perjorative

nonpartisan on May 28, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Perjorative is not a word. Neither is hyper-partisaned. But I would not expect a Hahvahd Law School drop-out to know that.

stvnscott on May 28, 2013 at 3:44 PM

The HotAirians (Pics) – Updated

Enjoy! lol

Resist We Much on May 28, 2013 at 3:40 PM

I have a sudden urge to participate in QOTD more.

nobar on May 28, 2013 at 3:44 PM

We should send Christie and Rubio to Iowa and then expel Iowa from the Union.

We’d save a fortune on ag subsidies alone.

Adjoran on May 28, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Reminded me of this…

MontanaMmmm on May 28, 2013 at 3:43 PM

lol

bazil9 on May 28, 2013 at 3:45 PM

November 2012 – Christie provides a pre election photo op for Obummer.
May 2013 – Christie provides Obummer with a photo op in the middle of ScandalPaloooza.

Questions on the Fat Man’s loyalties?

bloviator on May 28, 2013 at 3:46 PM

I expect a royalty for the chump pic.

Bishop on May 28, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Good point.

And don’t forget that Ayers got him the “Chairmanship” of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, and then Ayers used his own living room to launch Obama’s political career.

ITguy on May 28, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Ayers gave him an autobiography,
the only go to document for Hussein’s background check,
for the job !

burrata on May 28, 2013 at 3:47 PM

The party that nominated Mitt Romney, and before that John McCain… and before that GW Bush! is upset about Christie not being conservative enough.

Dash on May 28, 2013 at 3:48 PM

I’m more worried about Kripsy Kreme running as an indy than anything.

cdog0613 on May 28, 2013 at 3:49 PM

If Chris Christie were the republican presidential candidate in 2016 i would vote for him before any democrat.

gerrym51 on May 28, 2013 at 3:50 PM

bloviator on May 28, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Dog Eater called Kreme and suggested a deal: $5 billion in federal disaster aid in exchange for a chummy hand-holding session while the presstitutes recorded every precious moment.

Later this week there will be pic after pic accompanied by the editorial “Really now, could this sweet man actually order the IRS to target anyone, could he really leave two SEAL’s to die? Come on!”

Bishop on May 28, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Nonpartisan, I’m not being “partisaned” when I ask you this: can you explain why “partisaned” is not a word?

happytobehere on May 28, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Where did you learn these nonexistent words like “perjorative” and “partisaned”?

happytobehere on May 28, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Same place he learned that “gay” is not a pejorative.

Splashman on May 28, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Christie does look like his stomach stapled dieting is working

gerrym51 on May 28, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Christie may be playing to NJ voters right now and come out a winner. But it’s going to cost him in the long run.

GarandFan on May 28, 2013 at 3:52 PM

I would not rule out Christie running on a third party ticket in 2016. Never thought about it until just now. But if he remains the nation’s most popular Governor by 2015, knowing he cannot win the GOP nomination, it would not surprise me in the least.

And it would not surprise me that Obama is flattering him for that very reason – perhaps the only way for sure to ensure a Hillary victory in 2016 is to have a popular moderate-liberal Republican split the opposition like Ross Perot did in 1992.

rockmom on May 28, 2013 at 3:54 PM

aww…this is a cute moment. a breath of fresh air in today’s hyper-partisaned environment.

nonpartisan on May 28, 2013 at 3:32 PM

LOL! You really are a snort!

Seriously, though, there seems to be an issue with Republicans named Christi[n]e as NJ governor. (See Whitman, Christine.)

GWB on May 28, 2013 at 3:54 PM

nobar, participation in QOTD is not required, although it IS suggested.

B9: Just wait until Sheila gets a load of nobrain’s talent…

‘Don’t you let them tell you that Congresswoman Jackson-Lee’s braids are too tight in her hair and that has something to do with justice and equality and empowerment of the American people. Don’t let them fool you on that.’

- Mensa Member, Sheila Jackson-Lee

lmao

Resist We Much on May 28, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Christie may be playing to NJ voters right now and come out a winner. But it’s going to cost him in the long run.

GarandFan on May 28, 2013 at 3:52 PM

You are assuming he cares what conservatives think of him. I don’t think he does.

rockmom on May 28, 2013 at 3:58 PM

If Chris Christie were the republican presidential candidate in 2016 i would vote for him before any democrat.

gerrym51 on May 28, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Not me. I am 100% done voting for RINOs, and it feels damn good to have crossed that bridge.

Rational Thought on May 28, 2013 at 3:58 PM

aww…this is a cute moment. a breath of fresh air in today’s hyper-partisaned environment.

nonpartisan on May 28, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Yeah, I agree. It’s better than reading about you ambassador getting sodomized to death and dragged through the streets while your commander in chief is AWOL.

It’s also better than reading about a rougue government agency attacking groups that don’t agree with your leaders position. Of course, the leader had no idea it was going on even though the dept head went over to the white house 118+ times to “talk” without any record. previous record for white house visits by IRS chief is 11 and that president resigned in disgrace.

It’s also better than talking about “enemies of the state” reporters having their phone, computer, medical and tax records reveiewed after having to go to 4 judges in order to find one.

It’s also better than talking about your HHS head calling and threatening companies to sign up for obamacare service providers or risk losing your charter to operate.

Never mind about the 2000 guns shipped over to mexico. Just a bunch of dead mexicans along with a few border guards.

Some people just don’t understand how difficult it is to lead in this “hyperpartisanship” country we live in.

acyl72 on May 28, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Alternate Headline: “Christie not running in 2016.”

Why do you say that?

Hell, there is only one other person besides Obama in this entire country that has a socialist healthcare system named after him …

And the GOP nominated him in 2012.

Chris Christie’s BBBJ’s for Obama are a feature … not a bug.

Hell, most all conservatives will actually vote for Christie if he’s nominated. Oh yeah … the election, just like all others – will be hailed as “the most important one in history!!!” and Christie will be deemed the “lesser of two evils” and the GOP Ayatollahs will motivate the base to get out and vote for a Liberal Republican just so Hillary doesn’t get in.

HondaV65 on May 28, 2013 at 4:01 PM

burrata on May 28, 2013 at 3:42 PM

WOW!!! hadnt seen that one. W wouldve been impeached for that.

chasdal on May 28, 2013 at 4:02 PM

TROLLCOT this stupid azz!…(noforeskin)…he’s got nothing!….has nothing!…never been anything here!…the ONLY RESPONSE he should be getting from anyone here (along with his friend HotLips)…is two words…. as Joe Biden would say…and that is………..PhuckU !

KOOLAID2 on May 28, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Awwww…….
Al Mansoor gets him a college degree ,
Davis gets him a job,
Rezko gets him a house,
Soros gets him White House,
Teddy gets him a puppy,
and now Christie gets him a teddy bear !!
I see a trend here :O

burrata on May 28, 2013 at 3:26 PM

You forgot

Jeremiah gets him a Beard.

Nutstuyu on May 28, 2013 at 4:03 PM

I see Christie running Dem. With Crist.

TexasDan on May 28, 2013 at 4:03 PM

I wouldn’t even consider blackening a circle if Krisp is the GOP nominee, I’ll just skip that part. I’m done voting for these losers, instead I will sit back and watch.

Bishop on May 28, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Que up the DrifterS song:

BOARDWALK.

ToddPA on May 28, 2013 at 4:06 PM

I wouldn’t even consider blackening a circle if Krisp is the GOP nominee, I’ll just skip that part. I’m done voting for these losers, instead I will sit back and watch.

Bishop on May 28, 2013 at 4:04 PM

I hate to say it but that is right where I an as well. Dean Heller (r?)just put out a full page opine in our rag lvrj promoting the IR. I’m sick to death of these people

VegasRick on May 28, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Hell, most all conservatives will actually vote for Christie if he’s nominated. Oh yeah … the election, just like all others – will be hailed as “the most important one in history!!!” and Christie will be deemed the “lesser of two evils” and the GOP Ayatollahs will motivate the base to get out and vote for a Liberal Republican just so Hillary doesn’t get in.

HondaV65 on May 28, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Not gonna happen this time ,
fool me once…..
I’m done with Shoomer’s Republicans .

burrata on May 28, 2013 at 4:09 PM

aww…this is a cute moment. a breath of fresh air in today’s hyper-partisaned environment.

nonpartisan on May 28, 2013 at 3:32 PM
I’m tired of CC sniffing Zero’s crotch.
It’s way past time for him to switch parties.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 28, 2013 at 4:09 PM

So who would the dreaded “establishment” back if both Christie and Rubio ran in ’16?

changer1701 on May 28, 2013 at 3:33 PM

They would back both; split the Establishment’s consensus candidate; and maybe clear the way for Rand to sweep through Iowa, NH, and SC.

Rand would then select Ted Cruz or Scott Walker as his running mate and go on to defeat the Hillary/Booker ticket.

The country rejoices. :-)

Punchenko on May 28, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Did someone order donuts?

MontanaMmmm on May 28, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Alternate headline: “Christie not running in 2016.”

First thought I had.

But he is assuring reelection in NJ later this year, possibly by a landslide.

farsighted on May 28, 2013 at 3:28 PM

And in 2016, there will be a long line of RINOs saying that “only Christie” can win a national election. Because, after all, he won his re-election by a landslide. In New Jersey.

There Goes the Neighborhood on May 28, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Obama must have some really nasty pictures of Christie.

faraway on May 28, 2013 at 4:14 PM

rockmom on May 28, 2013 at 3:54 PM

If things stay the same, Hillary’s going to easily win in 2016. Now a three way race between her, Christy-indy and a GOPer would be great theater.

IR-MN on May 28, 2013 at 4:14 PM

“How do you like me now …. ”

– Chis Chrusty to Bruce Springsteen

LetsBfrank on May 28, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Incompetent
Incontinent
Impertinent
Impotent
President

Schadenfreude on May 28, 2013 at 4:17 PM

If Chris Christie were the republican presidential candidate in 2016 i would vote for him before any democrat.

gerrym51 on May 28, 2013 at 3:50 PM

You know for the first time in my life I would probably go third party if he was the nominee.

I don’t trust him at all.

gophergirl on May 28, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Obama must have some really nasty pictures of Christie.

faraway on May 28, 2013 at 4:14 PM

The Democrats are keeping the NY media complex on a leash for Christie.

The Democrat thinking is Christie is popular; will do “bipartisan” photo-ops; and will do approval rating catnip “bipartisan” photo-ops with Barry the Bungler to keep the media off his back and help win reelection. And what do the Democrats have worry about? It’s not like the popular Chris Christie will ever win the GOP nomination after being caught on dates with Barry the Bungler.

So it’s a win-win for Barry & Co. and Clinton Inc. — unless Christie turns into Ronald Reagan in his second term, of course. But even that wouldn’t help him which is the Democrats’ calculation.

We’ll see.

Punchenko on May 28, 2013 at 4:20 PM

i can see the 2016 ads now (for christie’s republican opponents)… video montages of christie and obama hanging out together having fun, with a sarcastic voice-over that says “vote for christie- obama’s best friend.” and little hearts all around the screen. i love it!!

Cornelius Hunstman Hardest hit.

can_con on May 28, 2013 at 3:23 PM

lol!! my favorite mistaken huntsman name so far XD

Sachiko on May 28, 2013 at 4:20 PM

‘Touchdown Fever’: Obama 0 for 5, Christie Nails it First Try…

you could tell at the end the whole time that [Obama] was missing [the basket] on purpose…prob to connect by seeming more ordinary

nonpartisan on April 1, May 28, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Resist We Much on May 28, 2013 at 4:21 PM

People have short memories. All Christie has to do is tell some union tool to suck eggs again and he’ll probably win more votes than he’ll lose prostituting himself to the almighty federal dollar. Blue states are real expensive and they live off bacon fat. Want another roll in the pork? The cost is another star performance in bipartisan theater, big guy. Kiss the ring.

rhombus on May 28, 2013 at 4:21 PM

I saw a great bumper sticker the other day. All it said was BIDEN 20163

VegasRick on May 28, 2013 at 4:24 PM

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