Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on August 21, 2013 by Allahpundit

He has hired specialists in microtargeting who worked for the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney and George W. Bush. He has built a sprawling, 50-state fund-raising network, including major Republican players like Harold Simmons, the billionaire backer of a Karl Rove-led “super PAC” that spent $105 million in the 2012 race.

And he is pouring resources into an effort to attract blacks, Hispanics and women to prove that he is a new kind of Republican.

As Gov. Chris Christie heads for what is expected to be an easy re-election, he is also quietly building a sophisticated political operation that could become the basis for a national campaign. His advisers, while saying the governor is focused on New Jersey, are aiming to run up a huge margin against his Democratic opponent and position Mr. Christie as a formidable figure among Republicans ahead of the next presidential primary…

Senior Republicans who are familiar with Mr. Christie’s strategy say it is most closely modeled after Mr. Bush’s bid in 1998 for re-election as governor of Texas. The parallels are clear. Mr. Bush was considered a shoo-in for re-election to the governor’s office, but he and Mr. Rove became determined to win over Hispanic and black voters to demonstrate the governor’s broad appeal to a national audience. Mr. Bush won that race, with 68 percent of the vote, which included more than a third of the Hispanic vote, offering him a powerful credential when he ran for president two years later as “a different kind of Republican.”

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“The group is there, believe me, and it’s growing by the day, maybe by a factor of 50 times more than what it was in 2011,” Langone tells me. “He’s getting traction with people because people want to win. After 2012, it dawned on a lot of us that we need to have a better candidate, somebody who can connect, and Christie is the person who can do that.” Langone doesn’t make much of criticism of Christie’s handling of Hurricane Sandy: “I know some people say [Christie] got too close to [Obama], but it wasn’t a time for politics and pandering. It was a crisis! I saw it firsthand at NYU’s medical center, and people who get that aren’t unhappy with him.”

Christie has worked diligently to repair his ties to Romney World, which remains influential in national Republican politics. In late March, he had a private dinner with Romney in Boston, and a few days later Romney praised Christie during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Christie then attended Romney’s donor retreat in June, where his aides linked up with Romney’s former finance director, Spencer Zwick, and Romney’s major donors, and courted them at receptions. Last month, he spent time in Las Vegas with casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, one of Romney’s big-dollar supporters during the general election. And for his reelection campaign, he has hired Russ Schriefer, a former Romney adviser and consulting whiz, to produce his campaign ads…

“His early moves have been good,” says Steve Schmidt, a veteran Republican operative who managed the McCain-Palin presidential campaign. “He’s now looking at a decisive reelection victory this year in a blue state, and then he becomes chairman of the Republican Governors Association next year, which will enable him to build all of his relationships to an even greater extent than he has done already. There will always be commentary about [the Sandy controversy], but I don’t think a photograph from five years ago will be an issue in a primary that’s driven, as almost all Republican primaries have been, by electability over ideology.”

Former secretary of state Henry Kissinger, who encouraged Christie to run last year, agrees. In an interview, he tells me Christie remains a top-tier candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, owing to his willingness to wade into foreign policy and his ability to broaden the Republican coalition. “We’re friendly, and I think extremely highly of him, and he knows I’d be delighted if he became a national candidate,” he says. “Conservatives should recognize his long-term potential.” Christie’s work with Obama during the storm, he acknowledges, “might not have been the high point of his political career, but I was never angry about seeing him do what he needed to do for his state and his reelection.”

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Mitt Romney’s transparent shifts on policy issues undermined voters’ trust in him. Christie would like to go into a general election with as much of his broad popularity and straight-shooter image intact as possible.

And when you read Christie’s attacks on Sen. Rand Paul (R), you can see a preview of his messaging: He said he didn’t have time for a beer summit with Paul because he has a job where ” you are responsible for actually doing things and not just debating.”

If Christie is going to run by contrasting his record of bipartisan legislative accomplishments with Republicans in Congress who have done nothing but “shout into the wind,” as Christie said at last week’s Republican National Committee summer meeting, he’s going to have to embrace his record.

Of course, I might be wrong. We’ll see over the next two years, after Christie cruises to re-election. But we already know that Christie has been a moderate, and we have good reasons to expect that he will remain so.

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“The politics — he got three big audiences he’s got to be worried about: New Jersey, where you have a moderate to left-leaning audience. Soon, he’s going to be worried about Republican caucus-goers (in Iowa). Going to be much more conservative. And then at the end, he’s going to be worried about those swing voters,” said Jennifer Millerwise Dyck, a Republican strategist and former George W. Bush campaign spokeswoman…

“Common sense sells. He’s great on that. He’s a great national candidate. He will be great in a general election, if he makes it that far,” said CNN “Crossfire” host and Republican analyst S.E. Cupp. “The problem will be he will have to get through a primary.”

CNN contributor and New York Times columnist Charles Blow agreed that Christie has some crossover appeal. But his appeal to moderates will hurt him with the hard right in his party.

“This is the kind of Republican that you could get more moderates behind. Maybe you could shave off a few Democrats,” Blow said. “But you cannot escape the Republican primary process and that process is much more conservative than Republicans in general, and definitely much more conservative than the American populace and electorate.”

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“There’s a lot of suspicious conservatives about Christie ever since he embraced Obama in the last go-round, and my sense is he is making it far more difficult than it needs to be” to mount a bid for his party’s presidential nomination in 2016, Republican strategist Ed Rollins said in an interview.

Christie could argue, based on a strong New Jersey re-election win, “that he has the appeal that most traditional Republicans don’t have, particularly in the Northeast,” Rollins said. “But the problem is, he then has to go into Iowa and South Carolina and New Hampshire and defend those positions. He can’t just dismiss them, and he’ll be facing some very strong candidates who are basically going to hammer him on it.”…

Some party strategists said Christie’s actions demonstrate he’s forging his own path, something that will appeal to Republicans craving a different approach.

“What he’s doing is pretty clever, in that he’s talking to the hearts and minds of Republicans that are still stung by the 2012 loss, but at the same time is putting his own stamp of conservative politics on his governing style in New Jersey,” said Republican strategist Scott Reed, chairman of Washington, D.C.-based Chesapeake Enterprises who ran former Kansas Senator Bob Dole’s 1996 Republican presidential campaign.

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Christie appears poised to win a resounding November victory in his bid for a second term in a deep-blue state. He’s also set to hit the fundraising trail early next year as the head of the Republican Governors Association. In that role, he will have free rein to make the implicit case nationwide that he is the Republican Party’s best hope for retaking the White House…

“The reaction’s been really good — that’s an understatement,” a Christie confidant, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told RCP. “More people realize now how incredible the impact of the storm was on the state, and they respect how he handled it. Not everybody is happy about it, but people generally understand that ultimately the Electoral College wasn’t that close, and it’s not what tipped the balance.”…

The GOP operatives who are quietly paving the way for their clients’ potential campaigns have Christie’s potentially fatal weaknesses near the forefront of their minds.

“Chris Christie’s strategy is brilliant — it worked swimmingly for Jon Huntsman,” one Republican consultant said sarcastically. “Being the ‘adult’ in a Republican primary might win you accolades on ‘Morning Joe.’ It will not win you the nomination. I don’t know where his base is — certainly not in the early primary states. He’s got a Rudy Giuliani problem. Where the hell do you win?”

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Any evaluation of Chris Christie’s presidential fitness must also grant that some of his actions have been inexcusable. He grew naively intimate with President Obama after Hurricane Sandy. His attack on House Republicans for trying to eliminate waste in the disaster relief bill was petulant. His speech at the 2012 Republican convention was self-serving. He can be impulsive and vindictive, the political equivalent of a neutron bomb—you lob him into a capital city and then run for your life in the opposite direction.

But what can’t be ignored, and what’s illustrated so well by his strip-mining of Sweeney’s budget, is that Christie’s explosions have redounded to the benefit of conservatives, blowing apart New Jersey’s Democrat establishment and creating a new political paradigm in one of the nation’s bluest states. Christie may be a neutron bomb, but he’s our neutron bomb, and beneath all the wires and fuses is a solid core of conservative principles that deserves national recognition.

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Senator Rand Paul took a swipe at Governor Chris Christie in an interview today, continuing the back-and-forth that Christie started last month by criticizing libertarians.

Asked if he agreed with Ron Paul’s statement that Christie “offers nothing,” Paul told Fox News Sunday, “There’s room for people who believe in bigger government in our party.”

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Ken!

bazil9 on August 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Not the Fat man again?!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM

The fat man and the Harpy. I won’t vote.

nobar on August 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM

B9!

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Nice Bishop B9!! :)

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:43 PM

f christy

Fred

jrsrigmvr on August 21, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Ken!

bazil9 on August 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Is it wrong to like the way you hollered my name? ;-)

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen!! :D

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:44 PM

fatty fat fat/loser

newrouter on August 21, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Hi Scrumpy!

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 10:45 PM

I have a feeling we all know what we really wanna talk about eh?

So, here is a linky to get us going :)

http://www.rogerhedgecock.com/story/23199394/oklahoma-teens-murder-collegiate-baseball-player-because-they-were-bored

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Hiya Ken!! :)

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:46 PM

hurricane “fatty” pummels nj

newrouter on August 21, 2013 at 10:46 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Not the Fat man again?!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Ditto That!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Scrump.

How about Kill Gays & Whitey!
Brought to you by the DHS.

bazil9 on August 21, 2013 at 10:47 PM

newrouter on August 21, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Why is his weight relevant?

annoyinglittletwerp on August 21, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Another 2016 elections thread in the summer of 2013… Seriously folks this is f***ing stupid… And Christie can go f*** himself…

mnjg on August 21, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen!! :D

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Hi Chrissy.
2 questions, how far from duncan are u?
Did Jackie tell you I talked to marsh a few days ago?

Fred

jrsrigmvr on August 21, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Bleh. Are you trying to push away AP? Really, this is getting old…..

conservative pilgrim on August 21, 2013 at 10:48 PM

How about Kill Gays & Whitey!
Brought to you by the DHS.

bazil9 on August 21, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Totally batshit scary that this person works for the DHS!

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Christie has worked diligently to repair his ties to Romney World,

Who the f8ck writes this drivel?! Romney World?! Are those so-called leaders in the GOP truly as braindead as we say they are?!

nobar on August 21, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Nice Bishop B9!! :)

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:43 PM

I owed Ken one, so I pounced!
Good to see you..hear you got a new fab place and doing well. :}

Is it wrong to like the way you hollered my name? ;-)

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 10:44 PM

;)

bazil9 on August 21, 2013 at 10:50 PM

jrsrigmvr on August 21, 2013 at 10:48 PM

I am 40 miles away, and it is BIG news here on ALL the conservative talk radio shows…

No, I have emailed Lila but not heard back, I know she is busy.

So how is the Marshfox Fred?

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:50 PM

“I know some people say [Christie] got too close to [Obama], but it wasn’t a time for politics and pandering. It was a crisis! I saw it firsthand at NYU’s medical center, and people who get that aren’t unhappy with him.”

Christie has no control over NY anything. My God, these people are f8cking braindead.

nobar on August 21, 2013 at 10:50 PM

The elites are going to try and buy another nom. Hold firm. Lets not let them.

Bmore on August 21, 2013 at 10:51 PM

I see this thread going off topic by the end of page one. No more northeastern moderates.

Cindy Munford on August 21, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Is he the fattest politician in the world?

I’ve gotta find out.

To the Google!

happytobehere on August 21, 2013 at 10:52 PM

d1carter on August 21, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Not a damn thing d1!

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Electrongod… *clink!*

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Why is his weight relevant?

fat peeps be stupid on life style choices! have a cupcake.

newrouter on August 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Good luck, Blob, I can name at least a dozen people who will ignore the top of the ballot or write-in the name of their choice. We’ve put up with two hold-the-nose candidates in a row and gotten our aszes handed to us because of it, those days are over.

Bishop on August 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

The entire QOTD is Utter F8cking Bullshit.

nobar on August 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 10:54 PM

*clink*

:)

Electrongod on August 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

The elites are going to try and buy another nom. Hold firm. Lets not let them.

Bmore on August 21, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Yeah, we gotta stop this.

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

conservative pilgrim on August 21, 2013 at 10:48 PM

AP turned 40 last year. Middle age can do weird things to a person. They can become very repetitious. They can can also because repetitious.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 21, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Electrongod on August 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Nice to see you, my friend!

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 10:56 PM

I see this thread going off topic by the end of page one…

Cindy Munford on August 21, 2013 at 10:51 PM

With any luck. At least it isn’t Putin & the fascists vs. the homosexuals.

Hi Scrumpy!

wolfsDad on August 21, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Twerp alert! Twerp alert!

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 10:57 PM

As bad as the HATE crime in Duncan OK, I will not allow it to turn me into somthing I am not.

I do however HATE the double standards that BLACKS can kill whites and there are NO repercussions from anyone…

We do not however need to turn in to ‘psycho’s’ to even the playing field, which is what I believe this illigitimate govt wants to have happen, a fracking all out race war…esp the race baiters… and we all know who they are!

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:57 PM

He has hired specialists in microtargeting who worked for the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney and George W. Bush.

LOL. That right there already disqualifies him …

ShainS on August 21, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Christie is not going to win the nomination. He won’t play well outside of Jersey and the beltway.

gophergirl on August 21, 2013 at 10:58 PM

*clink*

:)

Electrongod on August 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Ah Hellfire, *looks at calendar* Wednesday,………… WTH! Guinness anyone? *clink!*

Bmore on August 21, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Twerp alert! Twerp alert!

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Yeah. you wanna make somethin’ of it?
*wink*

annoyinglittletwerp on August 21, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Electrongod on August 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Super HUGE * CLINK * to you EG! :) Good to see you

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Nice to see you, my friend!

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Nice to see ya all.

Electrongod on August 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

wolfsDad on August 21, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Hiya wolfsDad!! :)

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Why is his weight relevant?

annoyinglittletwerp on August 21, 2013 at 10:48 PM

…he’s not a spouse…and he’s not conservative or even a moderate…we can pick on fat comedians!

KOOLAID2 on August 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Hey!! That pic for the post cracked my monitor. Who do I see for some compensation?

A pic like that should be wrapped in plain, brown paper so as not to injure innocent bypassers.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 21, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Super HUGE * CLINK * to you EG! :) Good to see you

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Right back atcha

:)

Electrongod on August 21, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Yeah. you wanna make somethin’ of it?
*wink*

annoyinglittletwerp on August 21, 2013 at 10:58 PM

I love me some Twerp alerts!

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 11:00 PM

he is pouring resources into an effort to attract blacks, Hispanics and women to prove that he is a new kind of Republican.

Also known as a Democrat…

Valiant on August 21, 2013 at 11:00 PM

If this fat f*** is serious about running for President then he must be destroyed now, destroy the a***holes very early… Make him utterly hated by 80% of Republicans…

mnjg on August 21, 2013 at 11:01 PM

A pic like that should be wrapped in plain, brown paper so as not to injure innocent bypassers.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 21, 2013 at 11:00 PM

How dare you punish an innocent tree like that.

nobar on August 21, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I have a Treeing Walker Coonhound that is pretty good at microtargeting too, so stay off my property with your “Butterpants for Preznit” campaign material

Bishop on August 21, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Nice room tonight. Diggin’ it!

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:50 PM

They are doing well. catching up on lost time so to speak. Living across the river from marsh’s new assignment.

I suppose this is justice for treyvon eh according to the won.
punks all of them!

Fred

jrsrigmvr on August 21, 2013 at 11:01 PM

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 11:01 PM

We sure are an opinionated bunch of yayhoo’s ain’t we, yeah!! /

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 11:03 PM

he is pouring resources into an effort to attract blacks, Hispanics and women to prove that he is a new kind of Republican.

How the hell any real Republican/Conservative can attract blacks? In order to attract you must promise endless welfare… And even if you do they will still go with the original… i.e. the democrats…

mnjg on August 21, 2013 at 11:03 PM

gop….DEAD!

PappyD61 on August 21, 2013 at 11:03 PM

“What he’s doing is pretty clever, … said Republican strategist Scott Reed … who ran former Kansas Senator Bob Dole’s 1996 Republican presidential campaign.

It’s so powerful listening to nameless RINO strategist douches who led their RINO candidates to crushing defeats, admiring this RINO douche and his cleverness.

Too clever by half, Mrs. Huntsman.

Jaibones on August 21, 2013 at 11:04 PM

jrsrigmvr on August 21, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Yeah, I got that from an earlier in the month email from Lila…

Just thought marshfox would pop up now and again, I am glad they are settled in now and doing great!

Thanks Fred :)

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 11:03 PM

I always love the calm before the troll storm.

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Wonderful. So he’s got the “getting re-elected” thing down. Now, how about that “principles” thing?

Cleombrotus on August 21, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Is there any better indicator of the media’s chosen Republican nominee than their “We love this guy!” articles three years before the election year?

Notes to Knee-pad and GOPe-media:

1) No one cares what you are so eager to sell us at this point.

2) Shrillary has MANY enemies and even more FRENEMIES. She will NOT succeed in 2016 regardless of how “inevitable” you paint her selection now.

3) Fat, loud and RINO is no way to go through life. If voters did not turn out in 2008 for a hero RINO or 2012 for rich RINO, why would anyone be stupid enough to believe they will be attracted by a Hippo RINO?

Actually, the last question is rhetorical. The GOPe is perfectly happy NOT being in control. They are all still getting fatter, dumber & happier – and, oh yeah, they are not the LEAST bit worried about THEIR jobs (Note: Lots of highly unsuccessful Republican consultants were quoted above.)

PolAgnostic on August 21, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Oh yeah! B9! I am all moved in to my new digs now and just lovin’ it, so so much nicer than the dump I was at before…

Thanks for asking :)

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Is he the fattest politician in the world?
I’ve gotta find out.
To the Google!
happytobehere on August 21, 2013 at 10:52 PM

And? Update please!

conservative pilgrim on August 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Girthers! Gather ’round me!

predator on August 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I have a Treeing Walker Coonhound that is pretty good at microtargeting too, so stay off my property with your “Butterpants for Preznit” campaign material

Bishop on August 21, 2013 at 11:01 PM

excellent! between yours and mine we’ll get ‘em all.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on August 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I’ve got some over-ripe nanners so I’m whipping together a banana bread.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Has HornetSting been well enough to stop by to let us know how her surgery went?

Cindy Munford on August 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I have a feeling we all know what we really wanna talk about eh?
So, here is a linky to get us going :)
http://www.rogerhedgecock.com/story/23199394/oklahoma-teens-murder-collegiate-baseball-player-because-they-were-bored

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I think it would be nice if the HotAir editors explained to readers why they have chosen to stay silent on this story. Is it Mary Katharine Hamm who is refusing to give it any coverage? Or Ed?

bluegill on August 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I always love the calm before the troll storm.

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 11:05 PM

I am pretty sure we can count on someone showing up ):

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Girthers! Gather ’round me!

predator on August 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I had to share the girther thing with friends. Too damn funny!

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on August 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

LOL! Too funny, I took mine (in the form of muffins) out of the oven about 15 minutes ago.

Cindy Munford on August 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

bluegill on August 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Mary Katherine JUST HAD A BABY!! Sheesh…

Back off MKH go play in the pond…

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

The Consultant Class in the Republican Party must be destroyed… They are making a f***ing fortune with zero results… And most of them are traitors who back stab our candidates in the back…

mnjg on August 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Super! Glad to hear it.

bazil9 on August 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Oh yeah! B9! I am all moved in to my new digs now and just lovin’ it, so so much nicer than the dump I was at before…

Thanks for asking :)

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Well, frankly, I’m jealous of your new digs.

predator on August 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

AP turned 40 last year. Middle age can do weird things to a person. They can become very repetitious. They can can also because repetitious.
annoyinglittletwerp on August 21, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Did I miss the birthday party?! When did this news get out?
But I’ll take issue with your “40s are now middle age” description. I’m just getting started! ;-)

conservative pilgrim on August 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Mitt Romney’s transparent shifts on policy issues undermined voters’ trust in him. Christie would like to go into a general election with as much of his broad popularity and straight-shooter image intact as possible

…his little shooter is going too fire blanks for most of us…except with the MSM!

KOOLAID2 on August 21, 2013 at 11:09 PM

bluegill on August 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I think MKH is on maternity leave in Wasilla. She is staying with some special friends. I wouldn’t pick a fight with Ed, but you should. Go get him!

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Girthers! Gather ’round me!

predator on August 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I had to share the girther thing with friends. Too damn funny!

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Oh Dang! That is too funny, excuse me whilst I bust a gut laughing!

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

bluegill on August 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Darlin, MKH is on maternity leave. If I had to guess, they are trying to get a bit more hard info.

Cindy Munford on August 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I must say that governor Pat McCrory in North Carolina has been a pleasant surprise. He hasn’t caved against intense media pressure to stop the newly-elected GOP legislature’s huge victories. Keep him on your radar along with Scott Walker.

SouthernGent on August 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Cindy Munford on August 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM
Hey Cindy,
I heard from her briefly, it went well and she is okay.
I don’t know if she has popped in here.
I think it may be a couple days.

bazil9 on August 21, 2013 at 11:11 PM

predator on August 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I love it.

Cindy Munford on August 21, 2013 at 11:11 PM

I had to share the girther thing with friends. Too damn funny!

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

On my bucket list–attend a “Girther Convention.”

:D

predator on August 21, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Well, frankly, I’m jealous of your new digs.

predator on August 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Don’y judge the ‘book’ by it’s cover eh?
It’s divine on the INSIDE! ;P

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 11:11 PM

conservative pilgrim on August 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

I turn 43 2 months from today. Please send money….and really expensive chocolate.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 21, 2013 at 11:11 PM

SouthernGent on August 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I’m sort of waiting to see what he does with the never-ending drama that is the Wake County bussing.

nobar on August 21, 2013 at 11:11 PM

. Is it Mary Katharine Hamm who is refusing to give it any coverage? Or Ed?

bluegill on August 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

…yep!
.
.
.
.
.your always here…but you’re not HERE here…are you?

KOOLAID2 on August 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

bazil9 on August 21, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Thanks for the update, I am glad it went well. I hope it keeps her seated long enough to grace us with her company. Now if I can just stay awake.

Cindy Munford on August 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Does Mary Katharine Hamm think the murder of the collegiate baseball player in Oklahoma is “just a local story?” Australian politicians are calling for boycotts of the United States as a result of the murder.

What is Mary Katherine afraid of?

Why the reluctance to expose the sickening, anti-white double standard in the mainstream news media?

bluegill on August 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

He has hired specialists in microtargeting who worked for the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney and George W. Bush.

LOL. That right there already disqualifies him …

ShainS on August 21, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Heh! Even some guy that ran Bob Dole’s campaign.

Vince on August 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Girthers! Gather ’round me!

predator on August 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

That there was indeed funny.

Does all of this mean we don’t get treated to the comedic stylings of Peter King?

wolfsDad on August 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

I have a feeling we all know what we really wanna talk about eh?
So, here is a linky to get us going :)
http://www.rogerhedgecock.com/story/23199394/oklahoma-teens-murder-collegiate-baseball-player-because-they-were-bored
Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I think it would be nice if the HotAir editors explained to readers why they have chosen to stay silent on this story. Is it Mary Katharine Hamm who is refusing to give it any coverage? Or Ed?
bluegill on August 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

MKH just had a baby, so she’s preoccupied. You can always email Hot Air at tips@hotair.com and ask.
I do agree that their silence on the story is disturbing.

conservative pilgrim on August 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Koolaid, I post all my comments from my iPhone. Right now I am sitting in my car in a parking lot, for example. I am about to go buy some detergent and other supplies.

bluegill on August 21, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Congratulations on the move, they are always stressful but I am glad it is a better place.

Cindy Munford on August 21, 2013 at 11:14 PM

bluegill on August 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

DON’T YOU FRICKING READ THE COMMENTS YOU IDJIT!!

Man are you ever dumb…fish have more brains than you do…

Scrumpy on August 21, 2013 at 11:14 PM

bluegill on August 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Seriously? Do you read the comments? C’mon girl, get your head in the game!

KCB on August 21, 2013 at 11:15 PM

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