Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on November 10, 2013 by Allahpundit

This morning on “This Week,” New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie brushed off criticism reported in the new book “Double Down” from a member of Mitt Romney’s 2012 vice presidential vetting team, saying his advice was not something he should “give a darn about.”

“First off, political advice from people who ran the Romney campaign is probably something nobody should really give a darn about, so let’s start with that,” Christie told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “But secondly, all these issues have been vetted and if I ever run for anything again, they’ll be vetted again.”

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry says that if Chris Christie runs for president, the GOP will likely have a conversation on the New Jersey governor’s ideology.

“He was a successful governor in New Jersey? Now does that transcend to the country? We’ll see in later years and months to come,” said Perry in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”

“Is a conservative in New Jersey a conservative in the rest of the country?” Perry asked. “We’ll have that discussion at the appropriate time.”

***

Talk to early presidential state or Washington operatives and you hear the same thing over and over about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential prospects: He’s the second coming of Rudy Giuliani.

National Democrats have given the idea new life the past week, looking to ding Christie after allowing him to coast to reelection untouched. But the comparison is hardly new: Republicans have invoked it for years, and not in a favorable way – intimating Christie is too provincial and, like the former New York mayor, will prove too liberal to win his party’s presidential nomination. Even Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has made the analogy privately in conversations…

Giuliani’s brand was “what you see is what you get.” Yet he spent most of the primary process twisting himself into a pretzel to please his party’s conservatives, trying to modulate his position on abortion to the extent he could.

Christie has made clear he is going to pick certain fights with the right that Giuliani never did – for one, calling out people like Cruz who were instrumental in the effort to defund Obamacare that led to a government shutdown.

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Many governors said they were intent on making certain that their political parties were not defined entirely by their compatriots in the nation’s capital. Mr. Christie, who will take over leadership of the Republican Governors Association this month, said in an interview that it was especially imperative that Republicans not be defined by their deeply unpopular congressional wing.

“We all talk about the fact that we’re actually accomplishing things and the people in Washington, D.C., are frustrating people,” said Mr. Christie, recounting his conversations with other Republican governors. “We need to be out there talking about our successes to help to build the brand of our party nationally beyond the capitals and have it replace the Washington, D.C., brand.”

The disparity could have implications for the 2016 presidential race. It suggests some of the challenges that Hillary Rodham Clinton, a former senator and secretary of state, could face should she end up running against a governor like Mr. Christie. Historically, governors have tended to be much more successful presidential candidates, even at moments when animosity toward Washington has not been at this level.

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First, expect a flood of stories for several weeks in the traditional media about how Christie’s dominant win “proves” that Republicans must “move back to the middle,” forget the social issues and abandon the Tea Party.

As usual, the conventional wisdom will be wrong largely because that analysis misses the key to understanding why Christie is quite likely the most credible politician in America, at least for now.

People believe Christie even if they don’t agree with him. He is not seen as a double-talking, spin-crazy, self-serving professional politician. When public trust in government is at an all-time low, believability is the sine qua non of political success.

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The Christie formula is based on two things: policy and tone, of which the latter is more important. The delivery of the message — and the personality of the man — managed to offset what might have been the fatal disadvantage of his traditionally conservative views on contentious social issues (such as abortion), which would have been expected to alienate great numbers of women voters. But he held the female vote, and the racial minorities, against the odds because he sounded like a man who understood and sympathised with — really understood and really sympathised with — the problems of ordinary people. His straight-talking, no-messing, common man theme — uttered in the impatiently uncompromising down-market Jersey street style which has become his trademark — was pitched at an audience that Americans call “middle class”

Of course, things have changed, both over there and over here. The inherited attitudes are no longer immutable: the US now has a welfare-dependent underclass and an entitlement culture that comes close to being as large an economic problem as ours. It also has a whole cohort of “trust fund babies” — the children of rich families who live on the interest of the investments their parents made for them. This was once almost unheard of: when I was a university student in America, the children of millionaires were expected to find jobs even in the summer vacations, let alone after graduation.

Being self-motivating and personally ambitious is no longer a basic requirement of the American way of life. But it is still embedded in the national consciousness as the model of how it should be — which is where Chris Christie comes in.

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As a standard-bearer for pragmatic, non-apocalyptic Republicanism who also hails from a state where lots of rich Wall Streeters sleep at night, you’re going to be awash in money, and with it will come lots of unsolicited advice. Some will be good: the Republican donor class has a better handle on certain political realities than the Tea Party. But some will be terrible, because the right’s donors are loath to acknowledge that their party’s biggest problem isn’t gay marriage or immigration or even the disastrous government shutdown. It’s a brand identity, cemented by Mitt Romney’s persona and “47 percent” remark, as the handmaiden of Big Business and the rich.

To alter that identity, you’ll need substance as well as regular-guy style: a tax plan that doesn’t play just as a giveaway to the 1 percent, a health care plan that isn’t just a defense of the pre-Obamacare status quo, an approach to spending that targets corporate welfare as well as food stamps.

The good news is that you already have populist politicians like Utah’s Senator Mike Lee leading the charge into this territory, so you can follow without worrying too much about being attacked as a RINO sellout squish. The bad news is that you’ll have a lot of big bundlers cornering you to explain that actually it’s much more important to cut capital-gains taxes or preserve the carried-interest loophole for hedge funds, and why can’t you move to the center on social issues and stick with upper-bracket tax cuts, because after all they worked in the Reagan era …

Which they did — in a completely different economic and political landscape. So if you want to have an era of your own, you’ll need to nod politely, crush your well-heeled advice-giver with a handshake, and then take a different path.

***

Stephanopoulos noted that though Christie had not participated in the exchange, he did expand New Jersey’s Medicaid program under the ACA.

“I do what’s best for the people in the state of New Jersey every day,” the governor responded, “and expanding Medicaid in the state of New Jersey—given how expansive our program already was—it’s a relatively small expansion, but it’s gonna mean a lot, and it’s also gonna benefit New Jersey’s budget.”

***

Christie affirmed that he was eager to fix a broken immigration system, though he did not comment on the path to citizenship, and also said he was for “violence control,” with a focus on mental health reform, to curb gun violence. He noted he had signed some gun control measures as governor, but vetoed others.

“We need to not pander on these issues,” Christie said. “We need to have adults in the room who make decisions based upon controlling violence in our society.”


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Fatso, again…

OmahaConservative on November 10, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Aw geez man, gimme a break.

msupertas on November 10, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Should I know that guy?

I propose an immediate jumping off the rails.

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Pro-amnesty progressive Chris Christie is John McCain, Charlie Crist and Jon Huntsman all rolled into one fat ball of anti-conservative, tea party-hating RINOism.

bluegill on November 10, 2013 at 8:05 PM

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/19/Christie-Cuomo

Talking with union leader Larry Bulman, political director for United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters, Christie reportedly said, “I’m not much different from Andrew Cuomo. I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues.”

Christie leans liberal on a myriad of issues. While he maintains that he supports traditional marriage, that position is clearly malleable for him; he grandstands when it comes to federal disaster funding; he has ties to groups that are questionable in terms of Islamism; his anti-union rhetoric masks the fact that he gets along quite well with most of the unions in his state, including the much-maligned teachers unions; he blasts the NRA on a regular basis.

Christie is also open to amnesty.

Yet this is the politician some so-called “conservative” bloggers are promoting and are suggesting we need to accept?

Any supposed “conservative” who pushes Chris Christie for the nomination, when we potentially have much better conservative choices, is a fraud and a traitor.

bluegill on November 10, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Enough with this Christie crap!

idesign on November 10, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Conservative?

Severely?

Bmore on November 10, 2013 at 8:09 PM

It’s New Jersey. ‘nough said.

TXUS on November 10, 2013 at 8:09 PM

LOL. I’m actually impressed at this point. Well trolled, HotAir.

happytobehere on November 10, 2013 at 8:09 PM

NBC liberals love them some Christie:

http://youtu.be/VVV96ZsIpxQ

Not a new video, but worth a look.

bluegill on November 10, 2013 at 8:10 PM

I had to listen to limp-wristed “moderate” Republicans tell me for decades that a conservative couldn’t win a national election. Democrat friends were overjoyed in 1980, because “everyone knows” that Ronald Reagan was too “extreme”, and “too far right” to ever be elected president. In 1984, I had to hear it all over again. Reagan was too extreme and too far right. Everybody had witnessed that for four years and Mondale was going crush Reagan. And Mr. Reagan swept 49 states.

If the Republican party wants to run a liberal as a candidate, I have no reason to bother voting.

It’s that simple.

oldleprechaun on November 10, 2013 at 8:13 PM

HOT AIR CHRISTIE!

Your source for CHRISTIE! CHRISTIE! CHRISTIE! around the clock!

Pork-Chop on November 10, 2013 at 8:16 PM

I’m trying to figure what makes a guy who is governor of a toxic waste dump Presidential material.

Bitter Clinger on November 10, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Y’all do know that AP is laughing himself silly reading all this angst, right?

I prefer this.

Change the subject and give AP’s cats a break. They are really freaking out over what AP is doin’ right now.
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It takes a lot to freak out those cats.

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 8:21 PM

kristallnacht: http://tinyurl.com/lzad4jf

davidk on November 10, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Christie is mopping the floor with Cruz.

SparkPlug on November 10, 2013 at 8:22 PM

No more RINO’s. Please Mr. Christie stay in NJ.

JimK on November 10, 2013 at 8:23 PM

After Reagan I voted for “read my lips” because he would continue the legacy, voted against him the second time; then I voted of the pineapple because as a kid I knew his mother (lived in Russel) and had met him several times; then I voted for compassion only to be disappointed; voted for Stinky (the “hero”) only because of the Cuda (would vote for her for president!); last time voted for the severe one in part because of his business acumen but also because we conservatives continue to allow the media to pick our candidates. I’m done though. If fat boy gets the nod I’m staying home, don’t care if Billary or any other lib wins. If we can suffer through 8 years of jug ears we can stand 4 more of thunder thighs or perhaps the faux Indian princess or whoever the other side decides to put up.

Robbin Hood on November 10, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Fatso, again…

OmahaConservative on November 10, 2013 at 8:03 PM

…he’s like a Raccoon!

KOOLAID2 on November 10, 2013 at 8:27 PM

By the way, the TEA party is not a socially conservative group although I would daresay the a majority hold socially conservative views. The TEA party is the taxed enough already party! Fiscal conservatives — the movement began in response to W’s overspending not Obama’s; we just disagree with his also.

Robbin Hood on November 10, 2013 at 8:27 PM

This is QOTD. We don’t have to hijack the thread to change the subject. So, what do y’all want to talk about? There are plenty of disasters going on? Obamacare? Philippines? Dallas Cowboys?

txhsmom on November 10, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Eff N A

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Dallas Cowboys?

txhsmom on November 10, 2013 at 8:29 PM

What is Jones and company doing now?

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM

…he’s like a Raccoon!

KOOLAID2 on November 10, 2013 at 8:27 PM

LMAO…

OmahaConservative on November 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Did that satellite hit yet?

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Christie has made clear he is going to pick certain fights with the right that Giuliani never did – for one, calling out people like Cruz who were instrumental in the effort to defund Obamacare that led to a government shutdown.

Well, that’s War, Mouth! Good luck trying to turn this lefty into a Conservative. The only thing bigger than Christie’s mouth is his Ego!

bluefox on November 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM

All I can come up with so far. This, this, and this.

Bmore on November 10, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Did that satellite hit yet?

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Hope it doesn’t hit Christie, he is certainly a big enough target…

OmahaConservative on November 10, 2013 at 8:33 PM

I don’t like him. I think he’s a pompous jerk with an attitude and an ego the size of New Jersey. Haven’t we had our fill of those kinds of politicians yet? Ugh.

scalleywag on November 10, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Dallas Cowboys?

txhsmom on November 10, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Anything but C.C.:-) Dallas, actually. Not from Texas, but lived there for about 14 years or so. One of the first things you learn is you’re a Dallas Cowboy Fan. It’s a requirement in order to get your Citizenship:-)

bluefox on November 10, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Eff N A

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Don’t forget B, C and D

arnold ziffel on November 10, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Don’t forget B, C and D

arnold ziffel on November 10, 2013 at 8:35 PM

lol..hey buddy!

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Mg God, I wanna take my rifles and head for the woods.

Forever.

Aiin’t no fat rinos out there. None.

wolly4321 on November 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Bmore on November 10, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Gross!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad I wasn’t eating my chocolate cake at the moment.

Barred on November 10, 2013 at 8:37 PM

All I can come up with so far. This, this, and this.

Bmore on November 10, 2013 at 8:33 PM

#3 is the winner!!

bluefox on November 10, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Bmore on November 10, 2013 at 8:33 PM

That was really f’ing disgusting…

OmahaConservative on November 10, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Thx Mr.B….
I feel the need to bathe now.

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 8:39 PM

The only thing bigger than Christie’s mouth is his Ego!

bluefox on November 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM

His butt maybe?

Robbin Hood on November 10, 2013 at 8:39 PM

I offer up a hypothetical:

If Christie was to become the GOP nominee there would be no reason for a conservative to vote… unless one voted FOR the Democrat… since Christie is:

Pro gun control, pro amnesty, pro appointing Sharia judges, pro higher taxes ( New Jersey taxes are up 13% under his tenure), pro grabbing the land of private owners ‘for the good of the state’ ( see the oceanfront home owners on the New Jersey shore line where Christie wants to build 22 feet tall sand dunes… which will erode, wash away, and require continual rebuilding and maintenance)…and Christie has a record of cronyism that’s well established in appointing old friends and colleagues to whom he feels obliged for one reason or another to plum positions.

Sounds like a Democrat to me.

I also have reason to doubt that Christie would be any better at foreign policy than Obama. Remember that hug on the beach? How about all that cranky snarkiness at the press… and anyone who happens to disagree with him? Sounds very familiar to me.

But Christie will spend the next three years telling us how ‘conservative’ he is… and trying to persuade us that he’s a new man… having lost weight… and persuade us to forget about his established record.

So… since there’s not a dime’s worth of difference in terms of policy and fiscal impact if a Democrat is elected rather than Christie…there’s really no reason for a conservative to vote at all if he’s the nominee…

UNLESS one wished to get the attention of the GOP members of the political class… then voting for the Democrat would cause the GOP not only to replace that one lost vote… but they would have to get another vote as well to then pull even with the Democrats, and then yet another in order to pull ahead.

That one vote…expressed as dissatisfaction with the GOP choice of nominee… would translate to THREE votes the GOP would need to effectively replace it and possibly win.

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Well I’m not voting for any more moderates. They lose anyway. So go on ahead and keep pushing Christie forward. Nominate him. Don’t nominate him. I don’t care. After playing along in 2008 and 2012, I woke up on Nov. 7, 2012, and gave myself permission to simply not vote if the GOP candidate isn’t a conservative, and it was honestly such a relief. If the candidate is a constitutional conservative, I’ll vote for him. If not, I won’t. So do all the Christie fanboy posts you want.

Rational Thought on November 10, 2013 at 8:41 PM

THIS IS RADIO STATION KFAT, WHERE IT’S CHRIS CHRISTIE ALL THE TIME, SPUN BY YOUR DJ ALLAHPUNDIT! STAY TUNED FOR EVEN MORE CHRIS CHRISTIE!!!

Marcola on November 10, 2013 at 8:42 PM

The only thing bigger than Christie’s mouth is his Ego!

bluefox on November 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM

His butt maybe?

Robbin Hood on November 10, 2013 at 8:39 PM

That, I don’t know and wouldn’t want to know, LOL

bluefox on November 10, 2013 at 8:44 PM

To heck with y’all gettin’ Christie Love…boring.

The zombies on The Walking Dead are livelier.

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 8:45 PM

I wonder if Todd and Sarah need a deckhand.

wolly4321 on November 10, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Prayers to those in the Philippines…just wow.

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Well stated J.

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 8:45 PM

All I can come up with so far. This, this, and this.

Bmore on November 10, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Isn’t there a lip lock pic somewhere? Or, has it been shelved?

Fallon on November 10, 2013 at 8:46 PM

The only thing bigger than Christie’s mouth is his Ego!

bluefox on November 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM

His butt maybe?

Robbin Hood on November 10, 2013 at 8:39 PM

THIS IS RADIO STATION KFAT, WHERE IT’S CHRIS CHRISTIE ALL THE TIME, SPUN BY YOUR DJ ALLAHPUNDIT! STAY TUNED FOR EVEN MORE CHRIS CHRISTIE!!!

Marcola on November 10, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Sir Mix-A-Lot – “Baby Got Back (I Like Big Butts)”

Anti-Control on November 10, 2013 at 8:46 PM

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Good evening, B9.:) Thank you. I hope you’re doing well this evening. :)

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 8:47 PM

What?!?! Y’all don’t like Mutiny? I love those pirate accountants.

Bmore on November 10, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Dallas on the board with a field goal.

bluefox on November 10, 2013 at 8:48 PM

The Billy Graham special on FNC is pretty good. Good, clean man of God…

OmahaConservative on November 10, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Anti-Control on November 10, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Meh, I prefer this fat boy.

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Fallon on November 10, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Hugs.

Bmore on November 10, 2013 at 8:49 PM

It’s not merely that he’s a backstabbing weasel, who clings to Obama, like the Abominable Snowman does to Bugs, but that he has practically nothing to say, of consequences.

http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/11/09/in-iowa-sarah-palin-compares-federal-debt-to-slavery/article

narciso on November 10, 2013 at 8:49 PM

This is QOTD. We don’t have to hijack the thread to change the subject. So, what do y’all want to talk about? There are plenty of disasters going on? Obamacare? Philippines? Dallas Cowboys?

txhsmom on November 10, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Green Bay Packers, who look to be on their way to 5-whenever Aaron Rogers comes back after a 5-2 start.

Steve Eggleston on November 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Did that satellite hit yet?

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Just passing over Colorado.

News2Use on November 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Hugs.

Bmore on November 10, 2013 at 8:49 PM

LOL That’s the one. Ick factor 100+ on that one.

Fallon on November 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Hugs.

Bmore on November 10, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Bugs

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Bosom Buddies Christie and Obama campaigning together at Point Pleasant Beach:

http://youtu.be/pMiSIDVAmQs

Christie seems to love the adoration of the Obama worshipers as he high-fives as many of them as he can.

bluegill on November 10, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Meh, I prefer this fat boy.

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 8:49 PM

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Fat”

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Eat It”

Anti-Control on November 10, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Fatso, again…

OmahaConservative on November 10, 2013 at 8:03 PM


AllahPundit’s version of waterboarding

PolAgnostic on November 10, 2013 at 8:54 PM

I sure hope by the primaries someone has taken this and photoshopped Christie’s face for the Skipper:

http://www.obamawhitehousediaries.com/_/rsrc/1311810321692/obama-s-island/gilligan-obama-skipper-biden.jpg

Marcus on November 10, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Hugs.

Bmore on November 10, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Oh thanks loads for that one. I hadn’t had dinner yet. And now, thanks to you, I likely won’t. *drinks*

predator on November 10, 2013 at 8:56 PM

It could be worse… QOTD could be about ssm.

happytobehere on November 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM

I would do one entitled Jugs, but this ain’t AoSHQ so it would probably get moderated out.

predator on November 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM
Just passing over Colorado.

News2Use on November 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM

TY!

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM

IN Allahpundit’s defense… what’s he got to work with in terms of photos?

Christie… Obama… McCain… Graham… Issa… Holder… Sebellius… Hillary… Reid… Pelosi… et al.

Frankly, I can barely stand to look at any of them anymore.

These people are already so overexposed most Americans just want to look away when they see their photo pop up.

In all fairness… it makes very little difference to me which one of them Allahpundit chooses.

YACK *H/T Schandefreude

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 8:59 PM

I sure hope by the primaries someone has taken this and photoshopped Christie’s face for the Skipper:
http://www.obamawhitehousediaries.com/_/rsrc/1311810321692/obama-s-island/gilligan-obama-skipper-biden.jpg

Marcus on November 10, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Thanks for giving my something to do tomorrow morning when I’m on the elliptical. I now have photoshop on my iPhone.

bluegill on November 10, 2013 at 8:59 PM

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Good evening J.
Well, you pretty much summed it up…and I agree.

Doing alright..hope u are.

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Did that satellite hit yet?

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Yeah, on my ranch, but when my dogs figured they couldn’t eat it, they peed on it. /

TXUS on November 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM

You won’t get, ‘Obama’s just above it all, here;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0zuNzg4PaU#t=6

narciso on November 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM

happytobehere on November 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Scale Ship Modeler? I’m all for that. Especially the issue where one of my boats got the cover and the centerfold.

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Crispy Chreme is a lowlife, back-stabbing slug. Why all the attention paid to this POS on Hotair? If Crispy Chreme got the GOP nomination that would only prove that the GOP is dead and gone … and good riddance to that.

And the pic that ought to go with any of your Crispy Chreme threads should be him making out with the Indonesian pissboy on the Jersey shore.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on November 10, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Sounds like a Democrat to me. thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 8:40 PM

In 2010, I thot what the Tea Party & Conservatives did was awesome and also winning the State Legislatures & Governors. Since then having Control of the House hasn’t given us much if anything.

2012, there was no sane option imo other than voting for Romney.

More and more, we see the R’s working with the D’s & this Administration. Now the R’s are in open revolt against us!! I count C.C. among them as you’ve pointed out his record.

Unless we defeat McConnell, take the Senate, defeat Boehner and thereby have Pro-American Leaders in both Houses I really can’t see any difference between Hillary & Christie.

bluefox on November 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Prayers to those in the Philippines…just wow.

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Well stated J.

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 8:45 PM

….meanwhile…JugEars got his 150th round of golf in!

KOOLAID2 on November 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Obsession: a persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling.

fight like a girl on November 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Y’know what this thread needs?

PALIN! ESTABLISHMENT GOP! CRUZ! JUGS! LEE! RAND PAUL!

predator on November 10, 2013 at 9:03 PM

….meanwhile…JugEars got his 150th round of golf in!

KOOLAID2 on November 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Hey man! He golfed wit’ Zo, so it’s cool!

predator on November 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM

All I can come up with so far. This, this, and this.

Bmore on November 10, 2013 at 8:33 PM

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PolAgnostic on November 10, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Christie has put out a video to try to appeal to the TEA party. I dunno… I think he went too far.

Fallon on November 10, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Did that satellite hit yet?

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Yeah, on my ranch, but when my dogs figured they couldn’t eat it, they peed on it. /

TXUS on November 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Gives a new meaning to the word pEU.

Steve Eggleston on November 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

My bookmarks are eff’ed up… Every time I load up Hot Air, I end up at ChrisChristie.com…

Weird…

PointnClick on November 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

TXUS on November 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM

As long as it didn’t hit the trucks. :]

predator on November 10, 2013 at 9:03 PM

alright! now were talking! lol

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM

PointnClick on November 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

LOL

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM

predator on November 10, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Good evening, Predator. :)

LOL! I can barely stand to look at those boobs, either… and I’ve already got a pair of the other and the thrill of just admiring them wore thin shortly after puberty. :)

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM

My bookmarks are eff’ed up…

PointnClick on November 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

No they ain’t.

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM

The Billy Graham special on FNC is pretty good. Good, clean man of God…

OmahaConservative on November 10, 2013 at 8:48 PM

I watched it the other night. A great man of Integrity.

bluefox on November 10, 2013 at 9:10 PM

You know, Obama has always gotten a thrill by pushing his health disaster down our throats, and this is similar to some of the higher ups at Hot Air. They enjoy pushing Chris Christie down our throats. I think Christie is as useless as Obamacare.

mobydutch on November 10, 2013 at 9:10 PM

No they ain’t.

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Good evening, Cozmo. :)

So… getting banned is when Anthony wishes us to the corn field?

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 9:11 PM

T.D. Dallas, Dallas 10, Saints 7

bluefox on November 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Geez, can we stop talking about this guy? Seriously….

Omega_Rage on November 10, 2013 at 9:13 PM

alright! now were talking! lol

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Hey, I tried to hide them. But high beams are high beams.

predator on November 10, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Still semi-live from Illinois

annoyinglittletwerp on November 10, 2013 at 9:15 PM

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 9:11 PM

To be eaten by the giant red eyed monster.

cozmo on November 10, 2013 at 9:15 PM

predator on November 10, 2013 at 9:13 PM

lol..I saw the sneak. ;]

Good to see you Pred! Muah!

bazil9 on November 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

“We need to be out there talking about our successes to help to build the brand of our party nationally beyond the capitals and have it replace the Washington, D.C., brand.”

In contrast to other Republican governors, Christie has far fewer successes to tout.

onlineanalyst on November 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

there’s really no reason for a conservative to vote at all if he’s the nominee…

UNLESS one wished to get the attention of the GOP members of the political class…

thatsafactjack on November 10, 2013 at 8:40 PM

If conservatives vote for the Democrat or stay home, they won’t be noticed by the RNC. Rather we should vote for the Conservative Party nominee, unless of course he/she is a nut job; perhaps the libertarian? Consolidating our vote around one candidate even if they won’t have enough votes to win might send a signal that even the tone deaf RNC leadership might hear.

Robbin Hood on November 10, 2013 at 9:17 PM

The Billy Graham special on FNC is pretty good. Good, clean man of God…

OmahaConservative on November 10, 2013 at 8:48 PM

I watched it the other night. A great man of Integrity.

bluefox on November 10, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Speaking of which, has anybody here checked out the video by Ray Comfort at EvolutionvsGod.com?

Pretty interesting the way he takes the atheist meme apart. I watched it earlier today. It’s about 40 minutes long, so if you decide to view give yourself some time. I was impressed.

predator on November 10, 2013 at 9:17 PM

2016 will be like 2008. In the wake of Zerokare, the GOP will feel embolden to go with a true conservative. CC will be a flushed ooze by then. I predict that sometime next year the boar will be putting on the pounds. Boink the Oink

rik on November 10, 2013 at 9:17 PM

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