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Chris Christie at His Best

Filed under: General — JVW @ 12:34 pm

[guest post by JVW]

I know that Chris Christie isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I can’t help but really admire a politician who doesn’t feel the need to politely endure obnoxious hecklers who are trying to draw attention to themselves.

Christie for VP? I wouldn’t have any problem with it (provided the nominee for President is in excellent health). Imagine him as our side’s attack dog in 2016.


55 Responses to “Chris Christie at His Best”

  1. fatboy is sitting on 80% of the sandy reconstruction funds to see how spending them can help him politically that is what sign said.

    nj (3875e5)

  2. Note to Gus:

    Wondering where your comment is, fella? It’s in moderation, and it’s never going to see the light of day on this blog. And unless you knock off with the CAPITAL letters and the childish name-calling, your comments aren’t going to be showing up here. Take your tired schoolboy act to some other blog.

    JVW (60ca93)

  3. Chris Christie is so moderate it hurts, but he’s great at bare-knuckle politics.

    OmegaPaladin (a0e77e)

  4. Christie is a liberal in sheep’s clothing.

    Boons O Rama (6af3a8)

  5. But what if it’s him or Hilary?

    Georganne (e37667)

  6. There’s nothing wrong with not wanting Christie to be the GOP nominee for President — I can probably think of a dozen Republicans that I would have ahead of him. But if Hillary! is the nominee for the Dems (or, for matter, most anyone), who better as a VP pick to trade punch for punch with the whole media/academic/bureaucratic establishment that runs interference for their party? Too many other Republicans, even those more conservative than Christie, seem to care a great deal about being “likable” which is a Sisyphean task for a Republican. Christie seems content to play the take-no-crap in-your-face loudmouth, and frankly that is probably what the Republican party is going to need in 2016.

    But as the VP nominee, not the Presidential nominee.

    JVW (60ca93)

  7. bush/christie 2016
    makes me want to heave
    romney/christie 2016
    makes me want to leave
    clinton/christie 2016
    that I can believe

    mg (31009b)

  8. Yes he’ s good at throwing his education chief to the wolves, at appointing a Hamas lawyer to the Supreme Court, at sucking up to Obama, while his constituents were without, but on a point of principle, he’s blanc mange,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  9. He does look gelatinous.

    mg (31009b)

  10. If you are a conservative and your antipathy for Christie (which he deserves) blinds you to his strengths, then you are part of the problem.

    Mark Johnson (aa1dda)

  11. i’d no more vote for Crispy Creme for President than i’m going to vote for #CashAndCarry for governor next tuesday.

    Mittens was the last RINO i’m ever going to vote for: the lesser of two evils is evil.

    if the GOPe wants to brand themselves as “Demonrat Lite” that’s their business, but they’re not going to win elections that way. many conservatives, such as myself, will not support such candidates, and the FSA isn’t going to vote for only a free lunch when they can get a free buffet from the real Demonrats.

    redc1c4 (dab236)

  12. Christie should have released more funds from the R.G.A. to help Gov. Walker in his campaign.
    As if he was attempting to sabotage another republican. Again.
    If Walker does not run for president, he would be high on the list for v.p.

    mg (31009b)

  13. When he’s in the right he’s ok.

    SarahW (267b14)

  14. I’m just pretty indifferent to politics mattering much at this point. I don’t think a new President in 2016 can change anything.

    Once that interest rate at the Fed increases, the budget is shot regardless of who is Prez.

    Someone would HAVE to be radical to fix things and no one has the stomach for that.

    But I’d vote for Christie just so that we can save ourselves from all the grievance industry. Hillary would join in.

    Dejectedhead (a094a6)

  15. mg – Did Walker claim he was short of funds or was that just other people criticizing Christie again. Walker is up 7pts in latest polling.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  16. mg – I saw that story. Video and text make headline misleading. Walker’s gripe is about getting outspent. I believe he was outspent in 2010 and 2012 and still won by 6 and 7 points, respectively. He’s getting $8 million from the RGA this year. What does he think he should get?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  17. I just wish Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee would run.

    Boons O Rama (6af3a8)

  18. well seeing the priorities of the RGA last year, there’s reason for concern,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  19. no conservative Republican should expect honest support from the GOPe.

    if anything, they need to watch for a stab in the back.

    redc1c4 (a6e73d)

  20. Christie has ‘stones’. You have to give him that. Would you rather have a leader who can look his adversary in the eye and shout him down, or a feckless runt of a man like President Obola? Our weasel in chief bows to the Chinese and the Saudis like a school girl giving a curtsy to a fairytale princess. The midget Putin makes him turn tail and run like a shaking chihuahua. God help us and save us from the Democrats – the mindless America hating bozos who don’t even believe that the United States is a sovereign nation with a defensible border.

    Godzilla's Uncle (092219)

  21. daleyrocks- I think Walker should never be outspent. His battle for conservatism should be rewarded. I judge these nitwits using my special education classes!!

    mg (31009b)

  22. Godzilla’s Uncle, all I can think of when I look at Christie is STINK-O-SAURUS REX. he’s nothing but a libtard pretending to be a republican. I’m wise to his act. Plus he has a kind of fat man’s Napoleon complex and he needs a better tailor.

    Boons O Rama (6af3a8)

  23. well seeing the priorities of the RGA last year, there’s reason for concern,

    Fair enough, narcisco, but if the GOP wins pick-ups in Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island and holds on to Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, and Wisconsin, will we all agree that the RGA ran a first-rate campaign this year, or will we just say, “Ehhh, it was the least we could have expected”? Not that this scenario is highly likely — too many things have to fall into place — but even if most of it comes true would you be willing to give the RGA some credit for smart stewardship of resources?

    JVW (60ca93)

  24. Christie polished his stones at the feet of obama when he tossed mittens head on into a bus.

    mg (31009b)

  25. Gov. Christie does a lot for the conservative cause.

    There’s a lot more he could do for the conservative cause, that he finds inexpedient to do, and doesn’t.

    I’d be happy to see him continue to do more for the conservative as governor of New Jersey. I have no urge to see him anywhere on any national GOP ticket.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  26. *to do more for the conservative cause as governor ….

    Beldar (fa637a)

  27. “daleyrocks- I think Walker should never be outspent. His battle for conservatism should be rewarded. I judge these nitwits using my special education classes!!”

    mg – I agree, but whether it should come from the RGA is another matter. Walker is one of the nine members of the RGA Executive Committee so in my mind for him to publicly air criticism is bad form. There are 36 gubernatorial elections this year and Republicans are defending 22 incumbents.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  28. Christie is a liberal in sheep’s XXXL clothing.

    Boons O Rama (6af3a8) — 10/30/2014 @ 2:19 pm


    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  29. meh… I remember him at the Republican National Convention in 2012… all about him… a few days before the 2012 election… elephantine arm around the narrow-assed President Armslength Milhous Taint.

    The world is on fire, issue after issue and this fat f#ck is the story? No sale.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  30. roger that, Col.

    mg (31009b)

  31. Spot check Billy got down on his hands and knees
    And he said “hey, Christie, hey can I have that donut alright?”
    and he said “no, Billy, no… not tonight.”
    “Come back Monday… vote for me Tuesday and then I might”
    If there’s a Fat F#ck in the White House
    They’ll get the blues
    You’ll hear ’em moan … you’ll hear ’em moan… you’ll hear ’em moan

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  32. Greetings:

    My father had a great line for when one of my associates went beyond his pale. “Next time you see your parents,” he would intone, “tell them I said they still have some work to do.”

    11B40 (844d04)

  33. If Christie is the GOP nominee, I’ll crowl over broken glass to vote for him.

    But please, God, no. And not Santorum or Huckabee, either.

    Kevin M (d91a9f)

  34. I believe he was outspent in 2010 and 2012 and still won by 6 and 7 points, respectively.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 10/30/2014 @ 3:18 pm

    I don’t think he was outspent in 2012. He raised $30 million.

    Gerald A (d65c67)

  35. There are a number of exciting young politicians coming up on the right. But as of now there are only two people in the Republican party who have the combination of stones, public stature, experience, and intellect to knock the media and Dems off their narratives and do so on a regular basis. These two people are Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie. One can credibly argue that neither of them should ever be president for one reason or another–or many reasons. But to suggest that CC is a “libtard” is just stupid. To dis or not appreciate his highly successful tenure as head of the RGA is ridiculous.

    elissa (24d227)

  36. i feel lucky, only being called ridiculous.

    mg (31009b)

  37. It is time for conservatives to say good-bye to the republican party and their milquetoast nominees. Conservatives should vote for principal not for in the tank progressive republicans.

    mg (31009b)

  38. Reading that conunderground article, it makes me sick to think about having to make the choice to vote for Christie. On the other hand, I once felt that way about Romney…and in the end I was fine with it.

    Georganne (e37667)

  39. Christie and drag in the same sentence is nausea-inducing, I agree. And, no, you should not vote for a New Jersey thug for President. Or for Dogcatcher General of the United States. Christie may be the best the Republicans can do in New Jersey, but if that’s the best nominee the GOP can produce for President then the GOP should die. Just plain lie down and die.

    nk (dbc370)

  40. mg-no personal offense was intended to you in my comment last night. I’m sorry you read in that way. I thought my comment pretty clearly came across as addressing his personality and his value to our party, not endorsing him as a future candidate or nominee. However, can we at least agree that getting Kaci the heck out of NJ at the first possible opportunity and making her Maine’s problem shows real leadership, fiscal stewardship, and problem solving chops on his part as Gov. of NJ? :)

    elissa (a5ecea)

  41. no it doesn’t it just encourages others to break quarantine, now I’m sure LePage is willing, but that’s not the issue, so tell me where does he show any leadership.

    narciso (ee1f88)

  42. Too bad Christie is so squishy. But the fact he still will provoke sentiments among the left not too different from what a staunch conservative receives and generates illustrates just how leftwing many liberals have become in today’s America.

    BTW, one indication of the truly ideologically deranged nature of the electorate throughout the Northeast is that in spite of the absurdly high property taxes that people in that part of the US have to endure on an annual basis (since the Northeast doesn’t have its own version of California’s Proposition 13 from the late 1970s), garden-variety, usual-suspect Democrats/liberals nonetheless dominate the government in New Jersey, New York, etc.

    An example of lunacy on parade.

    Mark (c160ec)

  43. Property taxes are actually comparatively low in New York City (it has a city sales tax and a city income tax) compared to its suburbs.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  44. Try to understand; Christie and also all the government officials in NY and NJ promised Sandy storm victims a great deal. Frankly they oversold what they could deliver. And in fact from the beginning these programs funneling FEMA and other federal money have been nothing more than slush funds to employ the unemployable. If I have learned nothing from this it is that government messes up everything it touches, usually expensively. This would make an avowed socialist a libertarian is short order.

    I know this from personal experience; my summer home and my mom’s primary home (both in Rockaway, NY)were destroyed in the storm. We have both rebuilt, entirely with our insurance money, savings and a new mortgage . NOBODY got a damn thing from any of these nonsense programs other than aggravation. There were great many charities (not the Red Cross) who were helpful and supportive. But no government programs (spare the Republic of Ireland, long story!) were of much help at all. Bureaucracy for it’s own sake, nothing more.I

    Recall Christie helped Obama win in 2012 by hugging him on the beach right before Election day. he ran insipid “Stronger than The Storm” ads nonstop. Christie like Cuomo, Bloomberg and DeBlasio has done nothing for storm victims but run his mouth. And he did a good deal of damage to Romney that hug on the beach.He’s no conservative, he’s as big government as any of them. And he’s gone out of his way to promote Islamic idiots.
    In short, F___ Christie. he’s about himself.

    Bugg (f0dbc7)

  45. Bugg (f0dbc7) — 10/31/2014 @ 11:15 am

    There were great many charities (not the Red Cross) who were helpful and supportive. But no government programs (spare the Republic of Ireland, long story!) were of much help at all. Bureaucracy for it’s own sake, nothing more.

    The Red Cross, like many long established institutions, is also a bureaucracy.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  46. elissa-thanks, but i know I am ridiculous.
    and you know it. smiley face back at you.

    mg (31009b)

  47. glad we’re all good, mg

    elissa (a5ecea)

  48. “I don’t think he was outspent in 2012. He raised $30 million.”

    Gerald A. – You may very well be right. I am going from memory.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  49. If you are interested in accuracy then we need to know the truth about the guy holding the sign. One story has it that he was one of the ones who rolled his sleeves up and actually worked to get people recovered after Sandy . and he saw government money wasted and pocketed and he wants accountability from Christie. Whether he is Dem or Repub, Conservative or Liberal, he has a right to ask for accountability. I want to know the truth. Because if what I wrote is true, then this should be the final nail in CHristies political coffin.

    Susan Harms (c7dded)

  50. Susan, I attend forums, town halls and village meetings all the time. When a person has something to say or a question to ask they almost always are given the opportunity to identify themselves and speak even when they are being quite emotional. But when they try to shout down a speaker, or won’t relinquish the microphone/floor after a reasonable time, or try to block the tv camera that is recording the event, or make it impossible for anyone else there to hear or participate, then they are usually asked to stop it and are escorted out if they refuse or become belligerent.

    elissa (a5ecea)

  51. He’s authentic, no doubt about that. Too bad he’s so lousy on guns.

    Funeral Guy (afbf7b)

  52. Kevin M #35,

    Agreed, but I would add Jeb Bush to your list.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

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