Christie: Maybe folks in Washington should tune in their TV right now to see how it’s done

posted at 10:49 pm on November 5, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

I’ll update with the whole speech once it’s up, but here’s a bit. It’s clearly a speech with a national pitch. Click to watch:

Christie

Excerpts:

• “We stand here tonight showing that it is possible to put doing your job first. To put working together first. To fight for what you believe in yet still stand by our principles and get something done for the people who elected you.”

• “I did not seek a second term to do small things. I sought a second term to finish the job. Now watch me do it.”

• Mr. Christie said his job was transformed when Hurricane Sandy dealt a crippling blow to the state. “It’s no longer a job for me. It’s a mission. A mission is something that is different from a job. It’s something sacred.”

Meanwhile, if you don’t like Christie, you can at least delight in how his dominance ties the Democratic Party in knots. Heh:

In her concession speech, Barbara Buono took some shots at her party’s leaders.

After telling supporters that she had called Gov. Chris Christie to congratulate him on his re-election — “We’re just two parents who want to see the best for our children’s future,” she said — Ms. Buono, a Democratic state senator, launched into an attack against those she called “the bosses and the political machines that have defined New Jersey’s politics for far too long.”

She thanked aides who “withstood the onslaught of betrayal from our own political party.”

And she recalled her decision to back down and let party leaders install their choice for state party chairman like this:

“I took one for the team. The only problem, I realized too late there was no team.”


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Dude, what’re you talking about?

Mary Katharine Ham on November 5, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I think she said you support Christie and granting mass illegal alien amnesty. You may not agree but what she said was very clear.

VorDaj on November 5, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Not positive where bluegill is coming from on this. Maybe the lack of a bitter denunciation of Christie as a fat pig amnesty shill? skepticism is a lighter sort of word…and ambivalence leaves some…ambivalent.

My skepticism of this bill comes, less from its content, about which I’m ambivalent and uncertain, and more from my utter lack of confidence that Congress can manage or even understand complex systems that it’s been spending the last half a century making more and more complex.

An “utter lack of confidence in Congress” gets us in the right direction. I don’t get “supports…granting mass illegal alien amnesty” out of this, but maybe you’re prescient.

Jaibones on November 6, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Canada did it the smart way, they took in the highly skilled and the brilliant ones from all over the world, meanwhile we’re stuck with the unskilled, semi-illiterate ones from across our S border…smart power : (.

jimver on November 6, 2013 at 12:01 AM

The reason we’re getting those folks, from the southern border, is because those are 75% rock solid, Dimocrat voters.

If the new citizens of any possible Obamnesty were 75% rock solid Conservative voters, or would never be allowed to vote (like every other country in the world does), the Dimocrat and Progressive Republican whores in Congress, wouldn’t be 1/100th as eager to give them all amnesty.

Meople on November 6, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Is this now one of those “reality shows” where you play prosecutor and I play hostile witness?

VorDaj on November 6, 2013 at 12:01 AM

No I am just wondering where your limits are? For instance my “pet” issues are gun rights, getting entitlements under control and not getting into any more Islamic rebuilding adventurers of the Bush years.

Would I moderate on those…well it depends on what I get in return?

I will admit I would probably never moderate on gun rights, but I am willing to moderate on entitlements as long as it is the “right” entitlements and at the expense of the “wrong” entitlements. As for Islamic rebuilding adventurers I think they are just stupid so I have no idea why anyone would be for them who wants to be elected to national office, but some are.

For example Chris Christie telling South Carolina Republicans that he wants to help Senator Lindsey Graham in his upcoming election is a bigger and more troubling sign of Christie’s views on all sorts of things than anything he directly says about this subject or that. It is one thing to say things for political reasons it is another thing to put them into action…supporting Graham is that red flag for me at least in terms of foreign policy views and probably for you in terms of amnesty.

William Eaton on November 6, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Jaibones on November 6, 2013 at 12:11 AM

I was about to quote the exact same paragraph from MKH’s post to bluegill, but I figured that would be a waste of time..obviously she’s dyslexic too (she links posts that she obviously can’t read) on top of being dishonest and pathologically obsessed with MKH…

jimver on November 6, 2013 at 12:15 AM

“Amnesty is my number one issue. Christie has already said he’s open to it and has promised to push for in-state tuition for illegals.

Christie is awful for a lot of reasons (and he’s no conservative), but his openness to amnesty really seals the deal for me.”

Christie sucks, and the amnesty shills on the liberal side of the GOP are liars and dupes. The Demonrats have control of this issue by virtue of their willingness to sell out the country to invaders for a decade or two of political control. They are treasonous scum, and the moment the so-called “reform” is in place they will begin work to undermine every security provision in the bill. They will push for full citizenship/amnesty and rip Republicans as racist xenophobes for resisting.

Same-same.

And I’m not a dude, by the way.

Either is she.

Jaibones on November 6, 2013 at 12:17 AM

on top of being dishonest and pathologically obsessed with MKH…

jimver on November 6, 2013 at 12:15 AM

I have no problems with bluegill, but this attack seems to be without basis, but I’m a pretty big MKH fan.

Still, it’s not lost on me that the coastal GOP media world is muuuuuuch softer on certain issues than us hardliners. Amnesty for example.

Jaibones on November 6, 2013 at 12:20 AM

bluegill, I’m pro-amnesty because I need cheaper lawn care service. Not enough Mexicans to bring the price down

davemason2k

Can’t get any cheaper than free – Mow it your damn self.

I was a Perry supporter and because of his immigration policy, people wrote him off.

Flapjackmaka

Nice revisionist history. People wrote him off because he called them heartless and implied that they were racists for not agreeing with him. Everyone else wrote him off after he stroked out for several minutes in front of the whole country, lol.

xblade on November 6, 2013 at 12:30 AM

An “utter lack of confidence in Congress” gets us in the right direction. I don’t get “supports…granting mass illegal alien amnesty” out of this, but maybe you’re prescient.
Jaibones on November 6, 2013 at 12:11 AM

She has said on O’Reilly that she supports “comprehensive immigration reform” that includes amnesty.

Maybe you should ask her why she won’t write it as clearly here. Look, the HotAir readership is more conservative than many of the bloggers. Obviously the bloggers know their audience and would rather be noncommittal in some posts rather than chase off readers with clear pronouncements of their less popular positions.

bluegill on November 6, 2013 at 12:31 AM

And that’s just for starters.

TxAnn56

“To summarize, not only did Christie appoint to the state bench a lawyer named Sohail Mohammed, who, besides slandering the Justice Department’s prosecutions of (now convicted) jihadists, served as a board member of an Islamic-supremacist organization (the American Muslim Union); as U.S. attorney, Christie also personally championed a Hamas operative named Mohammed Qatanani and, more shockingly, put his federal office in the service of that operative, in opposition to the federal government’s worthy effort to deport him.

Reportedly, U.S. Attorney Christie physically embraced Qatanani, praising him as “a man of great good will,” at an Islamic center in Passaic that was closely linked to the Holy Land Foundation Hamas-financing case — which the Bush Justice Department was prosecuting at that very time. (Indeed, Qatanani’s predecessor as imam of the mosque was one of the defendants convicted in the HLF case — and Qatanani praised and prayed for all those defendants while calling for the end of the “occupation” by Israel and the U.S. of, respectively, Palestine and Iraq.)”

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/301071/christie-not-one-us-andrew-c-mccarthy/page/0/1

xblade on November 6, 2013 at 12:51 AM

From February 2013…

Chris Christie’s well-publicized three-day campaign swing this week through the liberal heartland of California left Democrats back east exasperated, and even confused, by the Republican governor’s popularity with the Hollywood and Silicon Valley crowds.

Christie’s trip took him from Beverly Hills to La Jolla and Santa Barbara, and ended with a private event at the home of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

“When we he heard that Mark Zuckerberg would be holding his first-ever political fundraiser for Chris Christie, we were just shocked,” said Becky Bond, political director for progressive group CREDO, who helped stage a 50-person protest outside the social media giant’s Palo Alto home.

[....]

Christie appeared two days earlier at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where about 30 to 40 Hollywood and entertainment attended the $3,800-a-ticket funder. Among the crowd, according to a report in the New York Post, was Disney Executive Gary Wilson, Richard “Skip” Bronson, and actress Sofía Vergara, who stars in the show, Modern Family, and has filmed a public service announcement for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

- See more at: http://www.theblogmocracy.com/2013/02/17/progressives-fund-raise-foir-chris-christie/#sthash.p8DCj3lg.dpuf

fight like a girl on November 6, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Good Lord. Is the GOP establishment really going to give the nom to another Welfare-Warfare-Police Statist neo-Trotskyite?

They sure do love to lose presidential elections.

Rae on November 6, 2013 at 1:02 AM

They sure do love to lose presidential elections.

Rae on November 6, 2013 at 1:02 AM

They will lose them regardless of who is the nominee.

jimver on November 6, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Excellent information about Christie. Thank you for posting. I wish the official bloggers here would also do the same.

As for MKH and amnesty, ask her this yourself: would you, or could you, ever support legislation that includes special “pathways” to citizenship for illegal immigrants currently here?

You guys might not like the answer. On O’Reilly I believe she even said that supporting a compromise tough “comprehensive immigration reform” bill is something that responsible or reasonable Republicans would support. A lot more “conservative” bloggers feel this way than some of you might like to know. Cough, Ed, cough, Guy Benson, etc. At least Benson (who is kind of gutsy and who mocked Trump at CPAC) is more forthcoming about it.

They think we should accept amnesty (they’ll use other words, of course) in exchange for border security promises, etc. They say we need to do it because of changing demographics and to “put the issue behind us” and to “take away” an issue with which the Dems can bash conservatives.

Pathway to citizenship = Mass illegal alien amnesty

Christie is on board with this as well.

Even Hannity suggested something similar.

Guys, it would be suicide not only for conservatives long-term, but for the nation as well.

No to Christie! I cannot say that emphatically enough.

bluegill on November 6, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Hannity has even suggested that he himself is “evolving” on the amnesty issue.

Guys, we are losing media allies in the fight against amnesty.

This site isn’t Michelle Malkin’s HotAir anymore.

bluegill on November 6, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Screw Christie and anyone that tries to push him on me. He’s a piece of crap who only cares about himself. Screw Christie, screw the GOP establishment, ane screw this country for being full of idiots.

Jack_Burton on November 6, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Jack_Burton on November 6, 2013 at 1:30 AM

i’m with ya….
christie will be just like dole and mccain….

blech

cmsinaz on November 6, 2013 at 5:22 AM

I will never cast a vote for that self centered blowhard. If Obamas biatch should win the GOP nomination I will write someone in. I am sick and tired of establishment RINOs. They are just as responsible for our nations’ death of 1000 cuts as the demos.

D-Bar on November 6, 2013 at 5:42 AM

The operatives and mainstream media shills who brought you McCain 2008 and Romney 2012 now present Christie 2016!!!

Clue to Christie….we’ve already seen what happens when Republicans in national races do things like you: they lose. That’s how we wound up with Obama in the first place.

Good luck winning an election when your base stays home or votes third party.

Damn, the GOP sucks. The Stupid Party is full of Stupid People who think the MSM and Democrats are interested in helping them win, so they dutifully nominate losers like McCain, Romney, and Christie (if they have their way).

The only way Hillary isn’t President in 2017 is if she loses the Dem nomination to someone else.

DRayRaven on November 6, 2013 at 5:48 AM

DRayRaven on November 6, 2013 at 5:48 AM

+1

cmsinaz on November 6, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Look, the reason Buono lost in New Jersey, is because the Democrats WANTED Christie to win. They want Chris Christie to be the nominee in 2016, too. That is obvious; it was equally obvious that Democrats wanted Romney as our nominee in 2012. The reason that Cucinelli lost in VA, is because the GOP wanted him to lose! The GOP did the same thing to Cuccinelli in VA that the Democrats did to Buono in NJ. Both major parties are actively working to derail candidates in order to shape their own agendas within the Party. The people have no voice; this is a war for their own status quo, to he’ll with the test of us.

mountainaires on November 6, 2013 at 6:14 AM

Gun control, amnesty, embracing jihadists…this is the way Christie thinks things “should” be done. He’s an egotist, a narcissist and a bully; there isn’t one thing about Christie that says “Conservative.”

mountainaires on November 6, 2013 at 6:27 AM

Well, he sure showed conservatives in Virginia “how it’s done.”

According to both NRO and RedState, Cucinelli asked Christie weveral times to come campaign with him in NoVa, because Christie was so far ahead. Chirsite refused to help out a fellow GOP gubernatorial candidate.

Either Christie was afraid of “taninting his brnad” by association with Cucinelli, or the RNC told Christie to stay away, since it pulled funding for Cuinelli in early October.

RINOS. They’ll betray you every time. That’s how they do i.

Wethal on November 6, 2013 at 6:38 AM

My take on Governor Zeppelin.

kingsjester on November 6, 2013 at 7:26 AM

The bottom line in this election is that a deep blue state voted Huge for a center-right governor and a light blue state almost elected a very conservative governor.

kcewa on November 6, 2013 at 7:41 AM

What an arrogant POS.

stenwin77 on November 6, 2013 at 8:11 AM

The bottom line in this election is that a deep blue state voted Huge for a center-right governor and a light blue state almost elected a very conservative governor.

kcewa on November 6, 2013 at 7:41 AM

This is on a small scale what will result from amnesty and open borders. Except for the metro areas, true Virginians voted overwhelmingly for Cuccinelli.

Extend this model to the U.S. and liberals will overrun true Americans: those that stand for sensible policies and the preservation of our history and culture.

freedomfirst on November 6, 2013 at 8:17 AM

What an arrogant POS.

stenwin77 on November 6, 2013 at 8:11 AM

True. OTOH, Christie is only the governor of a toxic waste site.

Bitter Clinger on November 6, 2013 at 8:18 AM

I don’t understand the Christie hate. He’s 100 times more conservative than Romney and he’s actually accomplished something unlike Paul and Cruz. Seriously, Cruz gives a speech and you guys fall in love with him. Same with Paul. Not to mention his dad (Ron) who talked and talked for ages and didn’t do a damn thing.

davemason2k on November 5, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Why don’t you tell us what he’s accomplished? I would like to hear. Seriously. If he is so great lets hear all about his accomplishments and why he is a “social conservative.” Because as far as I have read he hasn’t done more than Andrew Cuomo in NYS. But if I’m wrong I’m willing to be enlightened.

Because the only accomplishment I have heard of in all the Christie threads is he can win. Well anyone can win if you face someone who is unknown and whose party doesn’t help. That will not be the case in 2016. Christie hasn’t proved diddly squat.

magicbeans on November 6, 2013 at 8:21 AM

What an arrogant POS.

stenwin77 on November 6, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Remember his convention speech. What a POS.

magicbeans on November 6, 2013 at 8:23 AM

davemason2k on November 5, 2013 at 11:18 PM

What has Christie accomplished that can be considered “conservative?”

Murphy9 on November 6, 2013 at 8:26 AM

And the HA Christie pimping begins. I won’t be coming here any longer.

Mr. Arrogant on November 6, 2013 at 8:33 AM

My estimation of Christie went down below minimal standards after his 2012 RNC keynote speech.

Paul-Cincy on November 6, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Thanks for supporting your fellow Republican, (Ken Cuccinelli), you worthless POS. We “see how it’s done” with you North-east beltway RINOS. Ditto the national RNC—not one dime will ever leave my pocket to support these selfish pigs.

Rovin on November 6, 2013 at 8:44 AM

If you want to win elections and continue the march toward Socialism – g’head – nominate that fat ass.

If your main concern is saving this nation – you’d better not.

HondaV65 on November 6, 2013 at 8:45 AM

People have to learn that the laws of economics nature cannot be changed by wishful thinking.

Resist We Much on November 5, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Wait, did RWM change her tune on butt-love-marriage?

Nutstuyu on November 6, 2013 at 8:54 AM

If you want to win elections and continue the march toward Socialism – g’head – nominate that fat ass.

If your main concern is saving this nation – you’d better not.

HondaV65 on November 6, 2013 at 8:45 AM

This is what I think too. Its a shame because apparently the establishment and their media have already made a decision. I guess I’ll stay home in 2016. There simply isn’t a choice to be made if Christie is the R and Clinton is the D. They are the same. The policies will be the same. And plus its really cold here in November. I never thought I could be convinced not to vote but you know what, the Republicans have done it and its only 2013. That’s impressive.

magicbeans on November 6, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Amnesty is just another word for giving away the nation. La Raza and other more violent Hispanic groups have said for years they want to take back the southwestern United States. So instead of fighting the invasion from south of the border, we’ll just give it back to ‘em.

Texas had better seal its borders NOW. We have our own energy grid and can produce enough oil and gas to sell back to the other 49 states (and probably OPEC, too), we’re pretty much self-sufficient. Time to lock the doors and bring in the cat.

falcon on November 6, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Let’s hear you say it, Mary. Would you ever support any legislation that provides a special “pathway” to citizenship for illegal aliens?

bluegill on November 5, 2013 at 11:29 PM

I support a “pathway”. It’s called the Southbound lanes of Interstate 5.

Nutstuyu on November 6, 2013 at 9:05 AM

I support a “pathway”. It’s called the Southbound lanes of Interstate 5.

Nutstuyu on November 6, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Or, for that matter, Interstate 35.

falcon on November 6, 2013 at 9:06 AM

And the HA Christie pimping begins. I won’t be coming here any longer.

Mr. Arrogant on November 6, 2013 at 8:33 AM

…please… stay and watch the show!

KOOLAID2 on November 6, 2013 at 9:06 AM

The Christ Christie win tells us again that the Progressives have become the dominant party in the US.

They have two brands and the gop Ruling class are just a meeker version of the more aggressive Dems.

I won’t vote for either one.

Christie or Hillary?

Big gov no matter what, I’d rather be outside standing on principle.

PappyD61 on November 6, 2013 at 9:08 AM

The Fat tubby Christie way of doing things

*Make a deal with the black leaders to give them a senate seat (Booker), schedule the election a month before his race so they won’t come out and vote. If he appointed a republican to the senate seat in 2014, that person would have had a shot at winning.
*Take money from the RNC, when he’s running against a no name dem who has no money when Cooch in Virginia was being outspent by $20 million
*French kiss Obama, to get his blessings oneez election to swing a deadheat into an Obama win
*Attacking Tea party at all times, attacking conservatives then treating dems like they are donuts.

This ambitious windbag, backed by big money is why I support only conservatives and not republicans. I wouldn’t vote for this pig ever.

Danielvito on November 6, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Acc to Hot Air, we can “delight in how his dominance ties the Democratic Party in knots.”

Seriously?

We can “delight” that a man who has embraced Jihadists, supported gun control, supports Amnesty, stabbed Republican candidates in the back to help Obama, and stabbed Cuccinelli in the back to support cronyist criminal Terry McAuliffe in Virginia–is now boasting and bragging that “this is how it’s done?”

We can “delight” that the “Democratic Party is in knots?” No. They aren’t. They are making common cause with cronyists, opportunists and elitists in the GOP.

Are you just stupid, or is that vacuous opinion based on some malevolent intent to HELP the Republican Party destroy itself from within?

When Cantor and Priebus work together in Virginia with Michael Bloomberg to SUPPORT Terry McAuliffe because they prefer HIM to conservative Ken Cuccinelli (based entirely on the fact that he is supported by Tea Party voters!) then “Houston, we have a problem.”

And, you cannot see that Christie is being pushed by these elitist cronyists so they can maintain their stranglehold on the corrupt status quo, so they can continue to line their pockets at the expense of ordinary decent Americans?!

Shame on you, Hot Air.

mountainaires on November 6, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Can’t tell the difference between his positions and Hillary’s. Won’t be voting for her, either. In fact, won’t ever again vote for the lesser of two evils; done with that sh**.

M240H on November 6, 2013 at 9:22 AM

If the GOP Chamber of Commerce, cheap labor, pimps get their way it won’t matter who they nominate. They will have alienated the voters who give them any chance of winning. Period.

If they want to stab working folks and their conservative base in the back fine. They had better plan on taking over the democrat party. Or plan to live with the consequences.

And I hope it becomes confiscatory toward big business. That won’t be a problem because democrats will be the one and only political power base in the country until it disintegrates.

bluesdoc70 on November 6, 2013 at 9:25 AM

MKH also still considered Juan Williams a friend after he accused her of wanting people to die. That calls into question any of her judgments.

SirGawain on November 6, 2013 at 9:29 AM

This is a fu*king disgrace. The RNC abandoned Cooch in Virginia (a 2 point race) and helped this fatload with millions HE DID’T NEED!!!!

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/05/Cuccinelli-Campaign-Says-National-GOP-Abandoned-Them-We-Were-on-Our-Own

The RINO’s at the RNC cost virgina a conservative governor. They gave McDonald $9 mil in 2009, they gave Cooch $3 mil this year.

The republican establishment SU*K!!!!!

Danielvito on November 6, 2013 at 9:43 AM

If by any chance this liberal wins the GOP nomination,I will be watching the results laughing my butt off when the analysts say-”Looks like Christie lost because all those conservatives who were supposed to show up didn’t”.Shades of Romney.Maybe the GOP will finally realize that RINOs just don’t win!

redware on November 6, 2013 at 10:01 AM

The GOP p;arty establishment cost Republicans a governorship in Virginia. So let’s bring that up every damn time the RINOs say the tea party, which actually won the overwhelming majority of races in 2010, cost the GOP the senate. Cuccinelli is the poster boy for the RINO war on real conservatives. He is our Christine O’Donnel. Let’s ram it down their liberal throats and primary every one of the RINO weasels.

fight like a girl on November 6, 2013 at 10:06 AM

The RINO’s at the RNC cost virgina a conservative governor. They gave McDonald $9 mil in 2009, they gave Cooch $3 mil this year.

The republican establishment SU*K!!!!!

Danielvito on November 6, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Yes. I am spreading this link about Priebus around. The RNC engineered what happened, boosting Christie not just with money, but non stop positives from their pitch men, and choked Cuccinelli because they have a plan.

WAPO 03-18-13 Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus gave a blistering assessment of the GOP’s problems on Monday based on the results of a months-long review, and he called on the party to reinvent itself and officially endorse immigration reform.

Among the report’s 219 prescriptions: a $10 million marketing campaign, aimed in particular at women, minorities and gays; a shorter, more controlled primary season and earlier national convention; and creation of an open data platform and analytics institute to provide research for Republican candidates.

Mississippi Committeeman Henry Barbour, Florida strategist Sally Bradshaw, former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, Puerto Rico Committewoman Zori Fonalledas and South Carolina Committeman Glenn McCall authored the report.

Barbour and Bradshw are both on the board of Americans for Conservative Direction, the Zuckerberg funded group that pitched the Rubio/Ryan amnesty ads

The report also calls for reworking the presidential primary system so that the party picks its nominee earlier in the year, officially nominating him or her at a convention in June or July rather than late August or September. A regional primary system is suggested, and the report recommends discouraging delegate-selecting conventions or caucuses in favor of primaries.

Still wondering when the RNC knew the bogus credentials of the libertarian candidate. Kinda surprised it took even Rand Paul so long to move on that one. Imagine if Cuccinelli had backing from the party, and got intelligence from their sniffer dogs, and was able to take on the Libertarian. He was in a state loaded with gov workers and still almost squeaked in

There is a purge going on in the guise of election. The GOP chases pyrrhic victory, They got the New Jersey Nero. Nasty business

entagor on November 6, 2013 at 10:08 AM

mountainaires on November 6, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Truth to power.

magicbeans on November 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM

And the HA Christie pimping begins. I won’t be coming here any longer. Mr. Arrogant on November 6, 2013 at 8:33 AM

No stay. HA definitely tries to lead the horses to water. But these horses talk. A word is worth a thousand pitches

This ambitious windbag, backed by big money is why I support only conservatives and not republicans. I wouldn’t vote for this pig ever.
Danielvito on November 6, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Great data on the New Jersey Nero. Mr. Arrogant, read Danielvito

Acc to Hot Air, we can “delight in how his dominance ties the Democratic Party in knots.”

We can “delight” that a man who has embraced Jihadists, supported gun control, supports Amnesty, stabbed Republican candidates in the back to help Obama, and stabbed Cuccinelli in the back to support cronyist criminal Terry McAuliffe in Virginia–is now boasting and bragging that “this is how it’s done

When Cantor and Priebus work together in Virginia with Michael Bloomberg to SUPPORT Terry McAuliffe because they prefer HIM to conservative Ken Cuccinelli (based entirely on the fact that he is supported by Tea Party voters!) then “Houston, we have a problem.”

And, you cannot see that Christie is being pushed by these elitist cronyists so they can maintain their stranglehold on the corrupt status quo, so they can continue to line their pockets at the expense of ordinary decent Americans?!

Shame on you, Hot Air.
mountainaires on November 6, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Mountainaires yes. They are testing the waters here, seeing if the suckers will bite. Maybe some Ham-lets have already bought the load. I think this isn’t Michelle’s world anymore. Nonetheless I don’t want you guys to leave. You are the smart ones.

The nature of propaganda is to repeat the lie until people give up. A lie can be beaten. This is open war now, truth to power.

Let’s ram it down their liberal throats and primary every one of the RINO weasels.

fight like a girl on November 6, 2013 at 10:06 AM

The Borg motto: resistance is futile. The elites want us to believe that, and they would rather hand a governorship to the opposition to make us believe resistance is futile. These thugs have more in common with the opposition party anyway, they both buy power

There are men who are buying control of America. It has to be resisted

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ!

entagor on November 6, 2013 at 10:39 AM

mountainaires on November 6, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Well said.

The Republican establishment is showing that it wants the Tea Party to lose at all costs, and that losing to Democrats is acceptable.

It’s convenient for a candidate to be on the side of that effort and not a target of it. But that’s not “how it’s done”.

David Blue on November 6, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Christie was far better than Buono, and I’m glad he won his race in NJ.

That being said, I think he would not be a good choice for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. His behavior re: the funding for Sandy relief was atrocious (as was that of Peter King). I also find the Sohail Mohammed nomination extremely troubling, along with his approach to gun control, etc.

I’d prefer Senator Rand Paul. I’d also love Governor Scott Walker to run. Governor Mike Pence is also a great choice.

I think Hillary is not a lock to run, much less win. She is a lousy politician. While Biden is a goof, he is a much, much better politician than Hillary. So is Brian Schweitzer from Montana. She could beat Governor O’Malley, though, who is loathsome.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on November 6, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Read this about Chris Christie and tell me he has a chance in hell of being the nominee in 2016:

Not. Gonna. Happen. He’s not a “moderate.” He’s a Progressive!

http://www.newsmax.com/newswidget/christie-win-governor-jersey/2013/11/05/id/535011?promo_code=11550-1&utm_source=11550Breitbart&utm_medium=nmwidget&utm_campaign=widgetphase1

mountainaires on November 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM

I think that one of the most interesting contrasts of this election season has gotten far too little attention. That is the coming experiment in NYC compared to the state of NJ.

Jersey has given a second term to an effective conservative governor. The state has bee flourishing at his leadership. This while Bloomers was mayor of the Big Apple. NYC has overwhelming elected a true, no bones about it leftist. A man who is more interesting in “equality” than in freedom. In fact, he is obsessed with it.

Let the experiment begin! I predict that NYC will degrade rapidly into the dystopian world of Mad Max before the new hizzonah is out the door. I also predict that the pace of progress in Jersey will increase dramatically at the city’s expense. We have a textbook case of conservatism on one side of the Hudson and liberalism on the other.

MJBrutus on November 6, 2013 at 11:04 AM

From another thread:

Apparently the national GOP did a little more than “not help”: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/05/Eric-Cantor-s-ex-chief-of-staff-helped-Terry-McAuliffe-beat-Ken-Cuccinelli

Doomberg on November 6, 2013 at 10:41 AM

The link lists the multitude of RINOs who worked to elect McCauliffe:

Among these GOP establishment figures connected to Republicans who helped McAuliffe—particularly Priebus and Cantor—many support comprehensive immigration reform. Pro-amnesty activists have pledged they would use a McAuliffe victory to promote their national cause.

Amnesty was a big part of this, Both parties want it before next election and they will kill to get it

These parties were willing to work years planting candidates, to slide amnesty in. They have created from scratch bogus persona, which means they have more stamina than a Bloomberg who just uses a dump truck of money to outright purchase what he wants. The duplicity runs deeper than the deepest currents in the ocean. And they give a rats ask about your opinion

entagor on November 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Let the experiment begin! I predict that NYC will degrade rapidly into the dystopian world of Mad Max before the new hizzonah is out the door. I also predict that the pace of progress in Jersey will increase dramatically at the city’s expense. We have a textbook case of conservatism on one side of the Hudson and liberalism on the other.

MJBrutus on November 6, 2013 at 11:04 AM

I live in NYC. While I hope you are wrong, I fear you are all too right. It’s a dark day for anyone on the right.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on November 6, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Scanning these comments makes me dizzy:) All of the hate directed at the Christie. Do you honestly think a 3rd party has a chance? I mean really. Tea Party was hijacked years ago by amateurs who know nothing but take your $$. Wake up! TP loses.

Redford on November 6, 2013 at 11:24 AM

I don’t understand the Christie hate. He’s 100 times more conservative than Romney and he’s actually accomplished something unlike Paul and Cruz. Seriously, Cruz gives a speech and you guys fall in love with him. Same with Paul. Not to mention his dad (Ron) who talked and talked for ages and didn’t do a damn thing.

davemason2k on November 5, 2013 at 11:18 PM

You’re missing a FEW decimal points there… more like .01 times more conservative than Romney.

But more to the point, there is a difference between a Governor and a Senator, stupid! Of course, you think Crispy did more.. One runs a state and the other represents a state.

Please tell me WHAT Crispy did that is SO special. Besides get Federal Money for the storm damage. Which is basically filling out Federal form 102-555 AAA and sumbitting it? yeah…tough.

Move out of New Jersey…

-west

mr_west on November 6, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Here is a CRUCIAL Message That We NEED to Make Sure that Christie and THE REST of the GOP Establishment RECEIVES:

POUND SAND!!!!!!!!!!!!

williamg on November 6, 2013 at 11:37 AM

1. Both party leaders fear U.S. out here, those not in the ear mark chain of gold from our tax money and work.

2. It is easy for them to gather when we do not know and do deals we never know of or see, the number needed to get the deal done is most likely under 50 at the top.

3. We will have to find a way to deal with them one at a time or state by state at a time. We do not have the structure to do it like they do.

4. One way is to refuse to be lied to by any of them. Actions only count, what they say means not one thing, hell they even hand out the ok to vote like they mean it as they take real actions the other way.

5. Gov. Christie got invites to Texas back in time just before the last Pres. election and he took us up on none of them. He knows we will pin him down on issues so he avoids us total. Same with any other conservative area. He thinks he does not need us. He is betting on Democrats to get him in the White House.

6. Even if it is to heavy to waddle like a duck, and even if it crows like a crow, it may be that under all those heavey feathers there is in fact a RINO duck lusting to quack quack on a Duck call made in Mexico.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on November 6, 2013 at 11:37 AM

davemason2k on November 5, 2013 at 11:18 PM

You mean he’s: “Severely Conservative“?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHASHAHAHA!!!!

williamg on November 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on November 6, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Best of luck to you. I know that if I lived there I would be petitioning to draft Bluto Blutarsky (the current mayor of Toronto) to assume the office instead.

MJBrutus on November 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM

mr_west on November 6, 2013 at 11:34 AM

You mean like lowering taxes, standing up to public unions like the teachers and vetoing a bloated tunnel project?

MJBrutus on November 6, 2013 at 11:43 AM

The Republican establishment is showing that it wants the Tea Party to lose at all costs, and that losing to Democrats is acceptable.

That’s because, at heart, the GOP establishment and politicians like Christie, Romney, McCain, and Graham are Progressives. Period. They believe that intrusive govt is OK, as long as it’s handled with a modicum of fiscal responsibility.

Understand that point and internalize it: these people are Progressives. The only substantive thing that separates Republican Progressives like Christie from Democrat Progressives like Obama is that the likes of Christie are intelligent enough to understand that economic and fiscal issues will not “magically” take care of themselves through “innovation” and “social justice”…that you have to exercise some fiscal restraint. The glaring point that they miss, however, is that no matter how well you run it, a society based on the notion of robbing Peter to pay Paul will eventually end up with a majority of Pauls…and then…collapse.

Good luck winning an election when your base stays home or votes third party.

Exactly. It’s time to face the fact that the GOP is split right down the middle – with Progressives on one side and Conservatives on the other. And there is no reconiciling of the two. Why? Because the Progressives control the money and the Conservatives control the election results.

If Christie is nominated in 2016, millions of Conservative Republicans stay home, just like they did in 2012…because the “lessor of two evils” argument is dead with Conservatives. The GOP loses.

If Cruz is nominated in 2016, Progressive Republicans will not only shut off the money…they will actively undermine and demonize him in the news media. And when you have Republicans on television bashing a Conservative Republican candidate, low-info “moderates” and independents will eat every bit of it up. Again, the GOP loses.

There is no fixing this. The GOP is fatally broken.

Better for Conservatives to break off into a 3rd party now, while the nation is still functional to some degree. That way, there can be a major party on the scene that can at least begin to tell the American people the hard truths about the dire straits that were in.

And I’m under no illusions: I know that that message will be resoundlingly rejected by the majority of the country…at first. But as the saying goes, “In the end, the truth always outs.” Year after year…decade after decade…the Progressives’ lies will be exposed by the simple revelatory truth of reality. When that happens – and it will happen – it will be much better to have a party in place that can say “told you so” than “well, we were afraid we’d lose elections if we told the truth.”

rvastar on November 6, 2013 at 11:54 AM

ps

All the H1-B visas do is cut the wages of U.S. Citizens to the level of India or some other third world country.

Of some note is the billionair Democrats from the computer/software world being the funders for these high tech wage slaves.

We are not the “world” nor do we want to be “the world”, take a look the rest of the world sucks big time.

The two party evil money cult in Washington D.C. just wants the U.S. to be as easy to scam as the rest of the screwed up world.

Just say no.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on November 6, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Most Hot Air readers are just angry Christie didn’t suck Romneys Coc* during the election. Simple as that

davemason2k on November 5, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I know, right?! How ridiculous to actually expect Chris Chrispy to support the other moderate republican the GOP was running for President in possibly the most important election ever. We could have gotten rid of Obamacare with a win. But Chrispy has priorities and his first priority is his own political ambitions. That and finally meeting the Boss. So yeah that’s why we don’t trust Chris Chrispy. So why do you like him so much?

magicbeans on November 6, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Scanning these comments makes me dizzy:) All of the hate directed at the Christie. Do you honestly think a 3rd party has a chance? I mean really. Tea Party was hijacked years ago by amateurs who know nothing but take your $$. Wake up! TP loses.

Redford on November 6, 2013 at 11:24 AM

The only reason the GOP did well at all in the age of Obama was because of the tea party. That is a fact, Jack. 2010 was because of the tea party. Even Chris Christy getting into NJ as Gov had a lot to do with the taxed enough already message. The Tea party can continue to grow and attract people with the anti status quo, stand up for the middle class, message they have. Your GOP can take care of its moneyed interests and the Dems can take care of their cronies and the stupid minorities with handouts. If we have a third party the Middle Class will finally have someone in Washington to look out for our interests. Why do I care if your nominees win if they are no different from the Democrats?

magicbeans on November 6, 2013 at 12:19 PM

I’ve never stayed home from an election, and I’ve voted for R’s I didn’t like because the Dems were worse. But I can’t see myself voting for Christie—only down ticket.

INC on November 6, 2013 at 12:31 PM

There are plenty of tech workers already in America, including programmers, many of whom are unemployed. Many companies just want lower paid workers so they lie and say there is this big shortage.

VorDaj on November 5, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Two points and a question:

Firstly, in order to get a US visa for a foreign employee, a company has to demonstrate that the workers it’s bringing in will be compensated in the range typical of Americans with similar education/experience/skillset. The visa process costs companies money, so if they can locally source a sufficient number of similarly skilled American workers they will.

Secondly, these jobs don’t have to stay in America. Those jobs can and are being be moved offshore, because that’s considerably less expensive than bringing those highly skilled tech workers to the US.

Would you rather the Indian or Chinese engineers employed by American companies were receiving and spending/investing their salaries in America or in their home country?

DarkCurrent on November 6, 2013 at 12:31 PM

You mean like lowering taxes, standing up to public unions like the teachers and vetoing a bloated tunnel project?

MJBrutus on November 6, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Not sure what “standing up to ” teacher unions means. Talking loud to some nutty activists? Good for him!

NJ has the worst combination of taxes in the country and fat boy hasn’t changed that one bit. Union mobsters sti control his state. He helps no Republjcan but himself. Glad he vetoed some pork project while attacking the GOP for moving slow on his pork-laden $60 billion Sandy spending orgy. Good for him!

He’s a liberal pig in fat clown disguise.

Jaibones on November 6, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Exit polling showed that Hilary would easily beat Christie in NJ. RINOs never beat real democrats. So someone please tell me where Christie could win. He wouldn’t win the South, West, Mid West, Northeast, Texas, Florida or California and the left coast so I am hard pressed to see how he could win. But you RINOs tell me how it can be done.

fight like a girl on November 6, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Jaibones on November 6, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Standing up to the union means this. And you ought to learn something about the tax rates in NJ before and after Christie before you spread more BS like that.

MJBrutus on November 6, 2013 at 4:39 PM

What an arrogant turd.

Conservchik on November 6, 2013 at 8:17 PM

I’m STILL not voting for this fool.

TX-96 on November 7, 2013 at 6:27 AM

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