Democrats now coordinating “at the highest levels of the party” to take down Christie

posted at 2:21 pm on February 6, 2014 by Allahpundit

I’m sure his friend Barack will put a stop to this right quick.

There’s not much they can do to force him out as governor. A smoking gun putting him at the heart of Bridgegate would do it, but even the lead Democrat probing the scandal in Jersey says he’s seen no evidence of that. (Yet?) Plan B, then: Make Christie so radioactive to the rest of the GOP that he ends up stepping down as head of the Republican Governors Association.

That strategy will be on display Thursday in Texas, where Mr. Christie is scheduled to meet with Republican donors as the chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

In the kind of scene that Democrats said would play out wherever Mr. Christie traveled this year, Texas party activists will hold a news conference denouncing him and linking his woes to the state’s leading Republican candidate for governor, Greg Abbott…

There is a growing recognition among governors association donors and state Republican officials that the investigations surrounding Mr. Christie and his inner circle were making it harder for him to operate as the organization’s public face…

Democratic National Committee members have emailed party officials in New Jersey recommending language to use, should Mr. Christie step down from the post, according to a person who has seen the correspondence. They suggested that the Democrats make clear that resigning as chairman of the organization was a good first step but did not go far enough.

It’s already reached the point where his own aides won’t tell reporters where his RGA fundraisers are being held for fear that the media scrum will cause a headache for the governor he’s trying to “help.” If he were anyone else (except John McCain or Lindsey Graham), news of Democrats conspiring to kneecap him before he runs for president would be a rallying point for conservatives to ride to his defense. I’ve seen “They’ll tell you who they fear” comments in every thread we’ve ever posted about lefties mobbing up on a would-be Republican nominee in the past, but not Christie. There is evidence that this is helping him win support within the party — the WSJ ran a poll just yesterday showing him up 10 points among “core Republicans” since October — but, for what little it’s worth, I’m not seeing it at all online and only a tiny bit on talk radio. But then, Christie doesn’t need conservatives to like him; all he needs them to do is circle the wagons enough to let him keep his RGA job. If he’s forced to quit that, I think he’s done for 2016. Like I said once before, how can you carry your party’s banner into battle in 2016 if you’re too tainted to carry it to fundraisers for other candidates now?

Christie’s other problem is that he has plenty of powerful enemies within the party itself. The Times notes that GOP chieftains are watching Bobby Jindal and Rick Perry in particular, both of whom have feuded with Christie privately over RGA positions, to see if they take the baton from Democrats and call for him to step down. Jindal’s refused so far; in fact, the most prominent Republican to do so is defeated Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, who also has bad blood with Christie. Note, though, that Perry won’t be appearing at Christie’s fundraisers in Texas this week, and Jindal’s mind is apt to change if/when he decides he’s running for president. Which, of course, is the real point of the Democrats’ strategy: There are plenty of big-name GOPers who, for selfish reasons or because they’re holding grudges, have reason to take down Christie as well. The longer Democrats can make noise, the more justification Jindal et al. will have to point to it at some point down the line, after the mini-backlash in Christie’s favor among GOP voters has cooled, and say “he’s become too much of a liability.” Democrats are really just setting up his primary opponents for the spike here.


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reddevil on February 6, 2014 at 2:22 PM

AllahPundit inconsolable!

PolAgnostic on February 6, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Nothing more important going on in that state than this.

acyl72 on February 6, 2014 at 2:23 PM

So conservatives are ignored in removing Christie from any thought as a POTUS candidate, but the GOP will listen to the Democrats??

Which proves our point. The GOP elites are all RINO’s. The GOP elites MUST go! ASAP

Conservative4Ever on February 6, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Endgame?

Its not until you stop blogging about him.

nobar on February 6, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Has he lost enough weight so far to be able to look down and finally see crispy jr?

PrettyMooch on February 6, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Again: Need any help?

Lanceman on February 6, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Have no fear!

Allahpundit and Hot Air will keep Christie stories alive!

Personally, I would think they would be bored with all of it by
now; I know I am.

Amjean on February 6, 2014 at 2:27 PM

5 will get you 10 FatBoy will be today’s QOTD.

ConstantineXI on February 6, 2014 at 2:28 PM

So conservatives are ignored in removing Christie from any thought as a POTUS candidate, but the GOP will listen to the Democrats??

Well, sure. the Dems are more trustworthy on such matters than the GOP base, right?

hawkeye54 on February 6, 2014 at 2:28 PM

The longer Democrats can make noise, the more justification Jindal et al. will have to point to it at some point down the line, after the mini-backlash in Christie’s favor among GOP voters has cooled, and say “he’s become too much of a liability.”

CRISTie’s a liability because he’s not a conservative and because his record as New Jersey governor(his actual record, not Bridgegate) is less than impressive to say the least. That’s why conservatives aren’t riding to the rescue and circling the wagons. Think this would play out the same way if it were Scott Walker under fire?

Doughboy on February 6, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Allah is pretty obvious with his reverse pshycohlogy.

sentinelrules on February 6, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Eh – I hate to see the Democrats win at anything but Christie kind of brought it on himself.

gophergirl on February 6, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Christie’s other problem is that he has plenty of powerful enemies within the party itself.

It will be over before the first caucus gathers.

Pickle on February 6, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Gawd…Jindel…?…Perry…?

The Republicans keep choosing off center candidates in the same old way and the Democrats keep beating them…in the same old way.

The Democrats know something the Republicans are too stupid to realize. If Christie has the Democrats shaking in their boots to the point where they sic their top hit men to character assassinate him, the GOP should pay close attention. Yeah, Christie isn’t one of the good ole boys and he is more center leaning that Jindel or Perry. But this is what will get the votes, not being too far off center. The name of the game is to get the most votes, not win a popularity contest.

timberline on February 6, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Pay no attention to those pants suits behind the curtain.
“Look! A traffic jam!”

DJG541 on February 6, 2014 at 2:37 PM

May I suggest a helicopter and a tranq. gun like in Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom? I hear that’s the best way to take down RINOs.

Left Coast Right Mind on February 6, 2014 at 2:38 PM

On the one hand: We could, ostensibly, protect Christie if only to use him as a buffer against DNC resources just to protect candidates we actually care about.

On the other hand: If he weathers the storm with our help, he’s our next nominee.

Woof.

mintycrys on February 6, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Yeah, Christie isn’t one of the good ole boys and he is more center leaning that Jindel or Perry. But this is what will get the votes, not being too far off center. The name of the game is to get the most votes, not win a popularity contest.

timberline on February 6, 2014 at 2:36 PM

President McCain and President Romney not available for comment.

monalisa on February 6, 2014 at 2:39 PM

I have to admit, I’m a liitle pissed at my brethern on this one.

Normally we praise and show support for the unelectable GOP moderate …until he secures the nomination. …and then we destroy him. In this case I fear we may have jumped the gun.

Thankfully, there are still several others who will fill this role.

Frank Lib on February 6, 2014 at 2:40 PM

And just like McCain, after being a media dahling, Christie is shocked, shocked I tell you, to see his Dem friends turning on him. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

melle1228 on February 6, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Yeah, Christie isn’t one of the good ole boys and he is more center leaning that Jindel or Perry. But this is what will get the votes, not being too far off center. The name of the game is to get the most votes, not win a popularity contest.

timberline on February 6, 2014 at 2:36 PM

President McCain and President Romney not available for comment.

monalisa on February 6, 2014 at 2:39 PM

He he, it is like telling someone it is raining when it clearly is, and them saying “nope the sky is blue.” “Moderation doesn’t work or we wouldn’t have one of the most leftist President ever. What works is giving voters a clear choice, and fighting dirty i.e., having balls…

melle1228 on February 6, 2014 at 2:43 PM

GOP chieftains are watching Bobby Jindal and Rick Perry

What about Bush? heh, no I’m not inclined to listen to anything the “GOP chieftains” have to say at this point – I’m inclined to do an ‘Opposite George’ to whatever they say (“If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right.”)

Besides, Jindal soured on me recently with his endorsement of an Amnesty plan and still not sure can trust Perry after his “you don’t have a heart” moment during the last primary.

My two favorites are Cruz and Walker… who knows if that’ll change between now and the endgame but I’m not too upset the “Democrat chieftains” are focusing time and money on the blowhard Obama-hugger Christie.

Ukiah on February 6, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Maybe he can ask his hug buddy Obama to help him out.

Kensington on February 6, 2014 at 2:46 PM

I really thought Christie was going to be the guy until I got to know him. He is basically a John McCain republican.

DanMan on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Democrats now coordinating “at the highest levels of the party” to take down Christie

Are you sure about that? Try putting yourselves in the minds of your enemy. To the Democrats Christie is a useful bull in the Republican china shop-capable of creating all sorts of fratricidal and ruinous internal damage. Bridgegate was only to drive a wedge between Christie and other RINOS-not to take him down.

MaiDee on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

I’ve seen “They’ll tell you who they fear” comments in every thread we’ve ever posted about lefties mobbing up on a would-be Republican nominee in the past, but not Christie. There is evidence that this is helping him win support within the party

I wouldn’t put it past the Democrats to be doing this so that we’ll like him more and rally to him so that if he does run & win, there’ll be a progressive Republican in the WH.

rbj on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Recall the Palin rule: Democrats seek to destroy those whom they fear. Or does that rule only apply to “true conservatives”?

Guy Benson on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Do they realize this is actually good for us? We don’t need any more squish McCains representing the party.

bossmanham on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Democrats now coordinating “at the highest levels of the party” to take down Christie
==============

So,…Christie is accused of playing Politics,
and the Democrats are playing politics, and are
dabbling in a Conspiracy to take him out!!

Me thinks,…this IS CORRUPTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on February 6, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Ukiah on February 6, 2014 at 2:44 PM

I think most are on the Cruz and Walker bandwagons. Both fight for their causes and that is very rare in he GOP. Very rare.

DanMan on February 6, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Christie is a progressive back-stabbing sleazebag. That is all.

Jack_Burton on February 6, 2014 at 2:48 PM

You can only weather so many storms…

verbaluce on February 6, 2014 at 2:49 PM

If they want to spend all their money demonizing a rino that we wouldn’t have considered for ’16, they can go for it. He can play the part of the conservative sheep for 3 years so that Cruz, Lee or Walker can end up as our candidate.

Kissmygrits on February 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Is it just me??? Who cares!!

Indianatime on February 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM

You guys in Joisey and New Yawk can rally behind Governor Zeppelin, if you like. We Conservatives here in the Heartland will grab some coat hangers and marshmallows as he goes down in flames.

Oh, the humanity!

kingsjester on February 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Results for #Bridgegate

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Bridgegate&src=hash

canopfor on February 6, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Endgame?

Its not until you stop blogging about him.

nobar on February 6, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Which can’t come soon enough.

Tired of hearing about this progressive clown.

Norwegian on February 6, 2014 at 2:51 PM

You can only weather so many storms…verbaluce on February 6, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Depends. If you are a Dem, you can lie under oath, kill a woman, and say that Guam is going to flip because of too many people being on the island- and you are golden.

melle1228 on February 6, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Guy Benson on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Guy, they are destroying Christie because they can. If Christie were an ally we’d back him. He is an east coast squish. Y’all have a huge presence in the GOP, fight for your guy, we don’t want to.

DanMan on February 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Good. Let the dems waste their time on him. We’ll concentrate on someone who can really help this country.

Sterling Holobyte on February 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Queen of Queens ‏@QueenofQueensI 6m

If GOP governors want to keep embracing @GovChristie as their Chair, we’re going to help them out: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/06/us/politics/democrats-aim-to-capitalize-on-christie-problems.html?ref=us&_r=1 … … #Bridgegate
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Democrats Grab for a Chance to Halt Christie’s Rise

By MICHAEL BARBARO, NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and JONATHAN MARTINFEB. 5, 2014
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/06/us/politics/democrats-aim-to-capitalize-on-christie-problems.html?ref=us&_r=2

canopfor on February 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

He was never actually a conservative candidate.

He was the pick of the left, and the media, which is also the Left.

azpatriotsdotcom on February 6, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Recall the Palin rule: Democrats seek to destroy those whom they fear. Or does that rule only apply to “true conservatives”?

Guy Benson on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

You RINOs still don’t get why 6-10 million conservatives stayed home in 2012.

sentinelrules on February 6, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Recall the Palin rule: Democrats seek to destroy those whom they fear. Or does that rule only apply to “true conservatives”?

Guy Benson on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

They fear Christie because they know that presidential elections are just a 2-years long American Idol contests, and Hill isn’t exactly stocked in the charisma dept. They’re not as fearful of his governance as say a President Cruz, however.

OT: weren’t you the guy I bumped into on a plane one time – you caught me over my shoulder reading Hot Gas on my iPhone? It was right before the time you guys announced that MKH was coming over.

crrr6 on February 6, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Recall the Palin rule: Democrats seek to destroy those whom they fear. Or does that rule only apply to “true conservatives”?

Guy Benson on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

For a Guy who is privileged to submit blogs to a website founded by a “True Conservaitve” named Michelle Malkin, that is a pretty snotty remark there, champ. You do realize that the majority of active posters on this site are still “Reagan” or as you just called us “True” Conservatives, right?

kingsjester on February 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Recall the Palin rule: Democrats seek to destroy those whom they fear. Or does that rule only apply to “true conservatives”?

Guy Benson on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Dems are also known for inhaling their own koolaid. I’ll go with my explanation.

nobar on February 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

I am at a loss for why the Dems are so afraid of him. Feels like reverse psychology at play.

Dems: “Hey, if we make the Repubs think we’re scared of Christie, they’ll all support him and then we can wipe the floor with him in the General.”

Turtled on February 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

kingsjester on February 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM

sympatico

DanMan on February 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

The fools make him a sympathetic figure.

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

There is evidence that this is helping him win support within the party — the WSJ ran a poll

Only his cronys at WSJ that likes you to think so.

the_nile on February 6, 2014 at 2:55 PM

I wouldn’t put it past the Democrats to be doing this so that we’ll like him more and rally to him so that if he does run & win, there’ll be a progressive Republican in the WH.

rbj on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Recall the Palin rule: Democrats seek to destroy those whom they fear. Or does that rule only apply to “true conservatives”?

Guy Benson on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

See above.

Sterling Holobyte on February 6, 2014 at 2:55 PM

I personally still cannot grasp why it is the Dems are so hellbent on taking out one of their best chances at winning the WH again behind Obama’s terms. Christie would be the PERFECT “Republican” candidate for them in 2016, regardless of who ends up with the Dem nomination.

Primarily, his nomination as the “Republican” candidate would almost assure a 3rd party candidate, an actual conservative one. This would of course cause the Perot-effect, splintering what is left of the GOP at that point, and he’d get little if any Tea Party support as well. And then BAM! 4 more years of Uber Liberal rule.

So again I ask, why is it the Dems hate Christie?

GuitarSlinger on February 6, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Recall the Palin rule: Democrats seek to destroy those whom they fear. Or does that rule only apply to “true conservatives”?

Guy Benson on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

They still fear Palin, Christie, not so much….

idesign on February 6, 2014 at 2:55 PM

It is all about the left destroying a Repub. They don’t want to discredit him, they want to destroy him.They have the full force of the media behind them. I have said it for a long time that these sewer rats will lie, cheat, deceive etc to destroy Repub candidates. The Repubs’ have to jump in the sewer although they won’t.

rjoco1 on February 6, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Democrats Grab for a Chance to Halt Christie’s Rise

Meh, they’ll just help him lose a few.

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2014 at 2:56 PM

I don’t have a prob with Dems wasting their resources on him. He won’t be running

ConservativePartyNow on February 6, 2014 at 2:56 PM

It is all about the left destroying a Repub. They don’t want to discredit him, they want to destroy him.They have the full force of the media behind them. I have said it for a long time that these sewer rats will lie, cheat, deceive etc to destroy Repub candidates. The Repubs’ have to jump in the sewer although they won’t.

rjoco1 on February 6, 2014 at 2:55 PM

“Personal is the political,” and all that.

blatantblue on February 6, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Unfortunately Christie has put himself outside “the family,” so we Tea Partiers cannot protect him.

will77jeff on February 6, 2014 at 2:57 PM

DanMan on February 6, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Thank you, my friend.

kingsjester on February 6, 2014 at 2:58 PM

2/2 KJ, y’all just assume my take is his and I’m two minutes behind him

DanMan on February 6, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Dems bring a knife to a knife fight.

Repubs bring a sternly worded letter.

The public is ready to hand them a bazooka, but they’re too scared/cowed/complacent to accept it.

aquaviva on February 6, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Recall the Palin rule: Democrats seek to destroy those whom they fear. Or does that rule only apply to “true conservatives”?

Guy Benson on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

I dont remember Palin supporting Obama before an election and then squealing for more pork trashing republicans.

Let him go Benson, he’s not the bloated establishment pig to die for.

the_nile on February 6, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Who’s ready for Jeb vs Hillary?

LeftoCenter on February 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Dems bring a knife to a knife fight.

Repubs bring a sternly worded letter.

The public is ready to hand them a bazooka, but they’re too scared/cowed/complacent to accept it.

aquaviva on February 6, 2014 at 2:58 PM

This.

Ricard on February 6, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Christie has himself to blame for the lack of support from the right.

His attacking the House for wanting to strip out the pork-laden Sandy relief bill really was a terrible decision.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on February 6, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Who’s ready for Jeb vs Hillary?

LeftoCenter on February 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Crony vs Crony.

the_nile on February 6, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Krisp Kristie hates guns in the hands of the people and for that alone, I will never cast my vote for him.

Johnnyreb on February 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Christie being crucified

I’m verklempt

not.

chuckh on February 6, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Living in NJ I can only say thank you to the dems, or is it dims, for taking Christie down a few pegs. He is an insufferable boor.

Lee Jan on February 6, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Who’s ready for Jeb vs Hillary?

LeftoCenter on February 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM

I refuse to believe that in a country of 300+ million people we can’t find two people to run for President not named Bush and Clinton.

Chris of Rights on February 6, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Speaking of Democrats:

Massachusetts, US
2m
Massachusetts House expels Democratic Rep. Carlos Henriquez, convicted of domestic assault – @AP
end of alert

canopfor on February 6, 2014 at 3:08 PM

The name of the game is to get the most votes, not win a popularity contest.

timberline on February 6, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Wow…just wow.

The Law of Non-Contradiction is just a suggestion as far as you’re concerned, isn’t it?

ebrown2 on February 6, 2014 at 3:08 PM

ebrown2 on February 6, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Thanks. I thought it was just me. Sheesh.

kingsjester on February 6, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Recall the Palin rule: Democrats seek to destroy those whom they fear. Or does that rule only apply to “true conservatives”?

Guy Benson on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Yes they fear him, so what? Doesn’t mean he’s conservative. It also doesn’t mean he’s the one they fear the most – he’s just the one they know is going to run. If this was Perry or Walker they’d do the same thing, it’s just a point of weakness to expose. It also doesn’t mean that I as a conservative should come to his defense because the dems are trying to destroy him.

To me this is like the Syrian Civil War. We, as conservatives, should stay out. Guy, if you and the rest of the establishment RINO patrol feel the need to circle the wagons then by all means do so. I couldn’t care less how this shakes out.

LtBarnwell02 on February 6, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Am I supposed to feel bad for Krispy? This whole weepy story makes me want to puke.

Fat Man is an anti-gun, big government RINO. His state budget record stinks. The guy is toxic to all conservatives. What’s the upside to keeping him around?

Get over it Allah, Krispy is just that, put a fork in him and move on.

captnjoe on February 6, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Recall the Palin rule: Democrats seek to destroy those whom they fear. Or does that rule only apply to “true conservatives”?

Guy Benson on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Another “Grovel before you masters, pigs” plea for support from a would be GOP de-elite, how trite.

ebrown2 on February 6, 2014 at 3:14 PM

George Washington Bridge ramp closings scandal
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New Jersey state lawmakers reviewing records related to George Washington Bridge scandal say there were no new revelations – @njdotcom
read more on http://www.nj.com
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http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/02/christie_bridge_scandal_nj_lawmakers_reviewing_records_say_they_are_voluminous.html

canopfor on February 6, 2014 at 3:16 PM

I have been thinking about this since the story popped up in the headlines and I think LtBarnwell, above, has the best idea. We should stay out of it. I’m glad to see him weakened politically and, being that I am not at this point seeing a situation in which I would vote for him (especially not after McCain rubbed our collective noses in having swallowed our bile and voted for him), I am not at this moment seeing a downside to his having a fatal political wound. But, as long as he is not the nominee and is out of contention early enough and marginalized sufficiently to not damage other candidates, I really don’t care what he says or does nor in what manner the left attacks him. My only hope out of this is that the left burns many resources in their attacks and diminish their ability to attack other GOP possibles.

deepdiver on February 6, 2014 at 3:17 PM

I’m sure his friend Barack will put a stop to this right quick.

Dance with The One who brung ya, Fat Man.

Dance.

Bruno Strozek on February 6, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Tough donuts, Fat Man – you’re on your own.

Pork-Chop on February 6, 2014 at 3:17 PM

I am no Christie fan and his views are hardly conservative. But that being said, there is a reason he was overwhelmingly reelected in NJ.

Under Christie, total spending has shrunk each year. The unemployment rate has declined, job growth has increased, individual wealth has increased, the size of government has shrunk and I believe overall GDP has increased.

Frankly, his record running the state is pretty good considering it is largely Democratic and thus a “blue” state.

I would be careful about tossing around the oft repeated ad hominems and engaging in some of the Democrats adventurism. Christie has done a lot for the RGA which is still a pretty well run organization. Oh and don’t forget- Christie won’t go away with out a fight.

And Bobby Jindal? The same guy who recently upbraided Republicans for not making immigration a priority?

Again, I am not Christie’s biggest fan. But it is important to remember why the Democrats are constantly engaging in a strategy which divides us- because it has worked as a means of getting people like Barack Obama elected.

Marcus Traianus on February 6, 2014 at 3:21 PM

ebrown2 on February 6, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Thanks. I thought it was just me. Sheesh.

kingsjester on February 6, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Yep, the nuclear weapons-grade stupidity of the GOP de-elite lovers is astounding. Viciously insult your base and then expect them to come crawling to you during election time is their idea of good campaign strategy. They must think that this is DU, not HA.

ebrown2 on February 6, 2014 at 3:21 PM

both parties have reasons to take down this judas. good riddance.

independent76 on February 6, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Yeah, Christie isn’t one of the good ole boys and he is more center leaning that Jindel or Perry. But this is what will get the votes, not being too far off center. The name of the game is to get the most votes, not win a popularity contest.

timberline on February 6, 2014 at 2:36 PM

President McCain and President Romney not available for comment.

monalisa on February 6, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Who?

The last Republican to get clear majorities was Reagan. Bush only got the popular vote once. Yeah timberline, your right, Moderates destroy the left in elections.

UnstChem on February 6, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Recall the Palin rule: Democrats seek to destroy those whom they fear. Or does that rule only apply to “true conservatives”?

Guy Benson on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Guy, if you think that a republican governor who supports gun control, illegal immigration, the global warming farce and the Ground Zero Mosque, has a snowball’s chance in hell of appealing to conservatives, “true” or not, good luck with that.

Flora Duh on February 6, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Democrats now coordinating “at the highest levels of the party” to take down Christie

If the strategy there is to create a retaliatory effect among the Right to protect, boost or enhance Christie’s popularity among the Right, it’s failing.

All that does is accredit far too much power and possibility to the Democrats — the “ooh, they’re so big and strong” nonsense about the Left — while proving that Christie isn’t all that supported among the Right: if he was, then how’s the Left knocking him down?

What’s missing here is that, along with Christie being on “take down,” there needs to be included Hillary Clinton.

Lourdes on February 6, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Recall the Palin rule: Democrats seek to destroy those whom they fear. Or does that rule only apply to “true conservatives”?

Guy Benson on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Palin has gone out of her way to praise McCain, of all people, often to the vocal criticism of her own followers, unlike Chris “Turn around so that I can knife you in the back” Christie. Are there any more logical fallacies that you want to spew, now that you’re in a sewage-pumping mood?

ebrown2 on February 6, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Democrats now coordinating “at the highest levels of the party” to take down Christie

Which party?

kcewa on February 6, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Yeah, Christie … is more center leaning that Jindel or Perry.

timberline on February 6, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Christie is not “center leaning”, he is a far-left liberal, by his own admission:

“I’m not much different from Andrew Cuomo. I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues.”

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

Would you like to argue that Andrew Cuomo is “center leaning” as well?

Pork-Chop on February 6, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Plan B, then: Make Christie so radioactive to the rest of the GOP that he ends up stepping down as head of the Republican Governors Association.

I don’t know if he needs to step down from RGA but he is the one that made himself radioactive and he did it a while ago.

Cindy Munford on February 6, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Cindy Munford on February 6, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Yes, ma’am. He did.

kingsjester on February 6, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Democrats now coordinating “at the highest levels of the party” to take down Christie

this is weird. Dems don’t usually attack fellow dems.

unseen on February 6, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Yeah, Christie … is more center leaning that Jindel or Perry.

timberline on February 6, 2014 at 2:36 PM

when you say center are you meaning liberal?

unseen on February 6, 2014 at 3:46 PM

I just love the fact that as a political tactic we are calmly discussing that the Democrats are doing whatever they can (translation; lie, tar, feather, act like jackasses) to ensure that Christie isn’t a viable candidate. Only Republicans can be treated in such a pathetic manner and we respond with a shrug and an “oh well” kind of atmosphere. This BS primarily started with Gingrich and whatnot during the House Revolt and really took off with Bush – but in the name of being the bigger person they decided not to respond.

One of the few times I hope Christie goes full Sopranos on these libtards and shuts them up. I don’t want him to be our nominee but I can’t stand that this is acceptable.

CalifornianExile on February 6, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Normally we praise and show support for the unelectable GOP moderate …until he secures the nomination. …and then we destroy him. In this case I fear we may have jumped the gun.

Thankfully, there are still several others who will fill this role.

Frank Lib on February 6, 2014 at 2:40 PM

yeah maybe Hillary got wind of Christie thinking about switching parties.

So they took out the fat Obama before he could hurt her.

unseen on February 6, 2014 at 3:51 PM

One of the few times I hope Christie goes full Sopranos on these libtards and shuts them up. I don’t want him to be our nominee but I can’t stand that this is acceptable.

CalifornianExile on February 6, 2014 at 3:51 PM

After watching what they did do Gov Palin this is small potatoes. It’s a freaking closing of 2 lanes on a bridge. Who cares? the problem for Christie is that it fits the profile we all have of him. If Christie can’t get ahead of this crap he would get killed in the election. As far as acceptable after what they did to bush and Palin everything is acceptable now. It’s the price we paid for bush not defending himself and the entire party not defending Palin.

unseen on February 6, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Recall the Palin rule: Democrats seek to destroy those whom they fear. Or does that rule only apply to “true conservatives”?

Guy Benson on February 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Democrats fear Palin, too. Does that mean you’re ready to embrace her as the candidate in 2016?

Just because someone is feared by a donkey doesn’t mean they deserve the wagon-closing treatment, Guy.

Kensington on February 6, 2014 at 3:57 PM

I do find this funny. One of the reasons Christie and his supporters gave over and over and over for not supporting Gov Palin was that she was “damaged goods” and not liked by the media. now that the jokes around the watercoller is about fatas@ we are told we should rally around tubby. Karma is a bI!ch

unseen on February 6, 2014 at 3:58 PM

For all the TruCons:

Senators O’Donnell, Angle, Murdoch, Buck, Akin, Miller, and Governor Cuccinelli were unable to comment either

And can it with “a conservative like Ronald Reagan wins every time he or she runs, in any race, under any circumstances”. Tax-raising, amnesty-granting Ronald Reagan would not have passed your purity tests either.

TruCons were, are, and will continue to be the best allies the Political Left in America have.

Dr.B on February 6, 2014 at 3:59 PM

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