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(Washington Post)   NJ governor Chris Christie has broad bipartisan appeal, with an approval rating of 74%. Naturally, this means he's not being invited to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2013-02-26 02:10:40 AM  
Don't get me wrong, the Republicans are very stupid. However, when it comes down to brass tacks, they would nominate him.
 
2013-02-26 02:22:15 AM  

Hanky: Don't get me wrong, the Republicans are very stupid. However, when it comes down to brass tacks, they would nominate him.


As hilarious as that would be in 2016, it seems the media has already determined Rubio is going to be the pick unless he does something between now and may 2016 to severely fark that up.
 
2013-02-26 02:29:06 AM  
Rubio is still a rank amateur. The trip to Israel definitely means he's going for it.  I think he is a bit too young. I don't see where Palin or Paul Ryan had a chance and I don't see Rubio, even +4 more years. Even the Left is eager now to talk about 2016.
 
2013-02-26 04:04:24 AM  

Codenamechaz: Hanky: Don't get me wrong, the Republicans are very stupid. However, when it comes down to brass tacks, they would nominate him.

As hilarious as that would be in 2016, it seems the media has already determined Rubio is going to be the pick unless he does something between now and may 2016 to severely fark that up.


The media was also predicting Hillary vs. Rudy for the 2008 elections. The average pundit couldn't successfully pick their nose, much less the 2016 candidates.
 
2013-02-26 06:48:47 AM  
It would mean doubling the buffet budget.
 
2013-02-26 07:27:53 AM  
Surprised?  No matter how popular you are, fatties never get invited to the party.
 
2013-02-26 07:29:37 AM  
That is good news for Christie.

CPAC is a bunch of crackpots, racists, closeted self hating homos, UN conspiracy theorists and Christian Taliban. And I haven't even gotten to Pat Buchanan yet.
 
2013-02-26 07:38:21 AM  
I'd pick Christie over any of those other knuckledraggers they're parading around...

CPAC even invited The Palin.  Definitely gives their organization credibility in my mind. :P
 
2013-02-26 07:39:44 AM  

Lucky LaRue: Surprised?  No matter how popular you are, fatties never get invited to the party.


FATTY BLOWHARDS, UNITE!  CHRISTIE/LEPAGE 2016

/I can think of worse tickets
 
2013-02-26 07:41:33 AM  

Hanky: Don't get me wrong, the Republicans are very stupid. However, when it comes down to brass tacks, they would nominate him.


No, they won't. McCain would have won by 5-10 percentage points in 2000 over Gore. Instead the Repubs went for the ideologue who they could control in Bush.  When McCain WAS finally nominated, he'd fallen in line (mostly) with the Repub ideology. But even then, they had to saddle him with Palin just to make him palatable to parts of the base.

My guess is that again the Repubs will go for the ideologue over the guy who would garner a higher percentage of the vote. They have a flawed righteousness to their collective mentality that is getting in the way of making what would be the best choice for them.
 
2013-02-26 07:47:04 AM  
FTFA: 2016 GOP presidential candidates have been invited and accepted the invitations, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and former senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.).

Wow, Christie got snubbed in favor of this band of retards.  I hope he tells the GOP to fark off and runs as an independent.
 
2013-02-26 07:56:00 AM  

vernonFL: CPAC is a bunch of crackpots, racists, closeted self hating homos, UN conspiracy theorists and Christian Taliban


You left out Methodists
 
2013-02-26 08:06:59 AM  
The men of CPAC like their conservative fantasy objects slim and handsome, the better to picture in their minds when they tell their wives they're going to a Christian Men's Fellowship Meeting when instead they're going to Dick's Mine Shaft to be strapped to a foosball table and repeatedly violated with organically-grown rutabagas by a shaved midget in a Joe McCarthy mask to the beat of "God Bless the USA."
 
2013-02-26 08:07:47 AM  
I'm still going with the idea that the GOP will still be very divided come 2016 (think Democrats in '68) and we're going to have a Tea Party candidate (Rubio), an establishment candidate (Christie), a fundie (Santorum) and a reformer (Huntsman) all vie for it. Rubio will fark this up beforehand but run anyway. Santorum can't grab the moderates and Christie/Huntsman will split the moderate vote, but one or both will pull some Democrats into the primary and vote for them pushing them above the majority threshold.

Hopefully. I don't know who'd be a better Tea Party candidate (better by TP standards) than Rubio. Maybe Rand Paul? Or Paul Ryan? I think Ryan will sit out 2016 and possibly forever, because he can't run an effective campaign nationally
 
2013-02-26 08:18:27 AM  

Hanky: Rubio is still a rank amateur. The trip to Israel definitely means he's going for it.  I think he is a bit too young. I don't see where Palin or Paul Ryan had a chance and I don't see Rubio, even +4 more years. Even the Left is eager now to talk about 2016.


RUBIO 2016: SEE? WE HAVE MEXICAN FRIENDS TOO!

Yes, I know Rubio isn't Mexican. But the GOP base does not.
 
2013-02-26 08:20:52 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The men of CPAC like their conservative fantasy objects slim and handsome, the better to picture in their minds when they tell their wives they're going to a Christian Men's Fellowship Meeting when instead they're going to Dick's Mine Shaft to be strapped to a foosball table and repeatedly violated with organically-grown rutabagas by a shaved midget in a Joe McCarthy mask to the beat of "God Bless the USA."


www.dotallyrad.com
 
2013-02-26 08:24:01 AM  
CPAC is the yearly gathering of the most lame brain Conservatives imaginable, short of an NRA convention. CPACers are like the political version of comic book, gaming and sci-fi geeks, the major difference is they think what they believe is real.
 
2013-02-26 08:27:21 AM  
Christie looks out for himself first and foremost, and he represents a wing of the party that is a danger to the derp brigade. They can't give him too big a profile until the civil war gets sorted out.
 
2013-02-26 08:28:44 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The men of CPAC like their conservative fantasy objects slim and handsome, the better to picture in their minds when they tell their wives they're going to a Christian Men's Fellowship Meeting when instead they're going to Dick's Mine Shaft to be strapped to a foosball table and repeatedly violated with organically-grown rutabagas by a shaved midget in a Joe McCarthy mask to the beat of "God Bless the USA."


Not that there is anything wrong with that.
 
2013-02-26 08:31:30 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The men of CPAC like their conservative fantasy objects slim and handsome, the better to picture in their minds when they tell their wives they're going to a Christian Men's Fellowship Meeting when instead they're going to Dick's Mine Shaft to be strapped to a foosball table and repeatedly violated with organically-grown rutabagas by a shaved midget in a Joe McCarthy mask to the beat of "God Bless the USA."


i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-26 08:32:45 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The men of CPAC like their conservative fantasy objects slim and handsome, the better to picture in their minds when they tell their wives they're going to a Christian Men's Fellowship Meeting when instead they're going to Dick's Mine Shaft to be strapped to a foosball table and repeatedly violated with organically-grown rutabagas by a shaved midget in a Joe McCarthy mask to the beat of "God Bless the USA."


This is the reason why you are favorited.
 
2013-02-26 08:36:03 AM  
Chris Christie is a RINO. A liberal governor of a liberal state. A leech on the Federal Government. He's a traitor to the Conservative cause because he has no moral compass. You democrats can have him.
 
2013-02-26 08:36:15 AM  
My only problem with Chris Christie (and he's got a really long way to go if he wants to fix it) is how he's attacked public education over & over again, and placed 100% of the blame for problems in education directly on teachers.  No word about poverty's impact on learning, no word on parents that don't make their kids do their work, just blame and pay cuts.  When teachers have trie dto bring it up with him, he has shouted them down like the fat bully he is.

Yes, he earned some "good guy" points in my book through his response to the whole hurricane thing, but I'll be damned if I'm going to support him for president without some serious changes.

/oh shiat...forgot this is Fark for a second...was being all serious
//Christie's a fatty-fat-fatty with a quadruple fat patty...
///and balance was restored
 
2013-02-26 08:36:52 AM  

ThunderPelvis: Codenamechaz: Hanky: Don't get me wrong, the Republicans are very stupid. However, when it comes down to brass tacks, they would nominate him.

As hilarious as that would be in 2016, it seems the media has already determined Rubio is going to be the pick unless he does something between now and may 2016 to severely fark that up.

The media was also predicting Hillary vs. Rudy for the 2008 elections. The average pundit couldn't successfully pick their nose, much less the 2016 candidates.


But Hillary's a lock for the 2016 nom, just you wait.
 
2013-02-26 08:37:25 AM  
Please see every political thread before this one.  The conservative Republican base is more interested in political purity than wining or governing.  After Sandy Christie did what was best for his state which showed him to be less than pure to the "cause."  The reason he has such high number is people are so starved for conservative leaders who can get something done they will flock to the first person who achieves anything.  Unfortunately the rabid masses who didn't directly benefit from Chrisie's actions see him as a traitor.
 
2013-02-26 08:38:05 AM  
More Christie love parade.

The guy's a blowhard. He has a disaster happen to his state and suddenly, he's a darling -- just like Giuliani after 9/11.

So let's make this short: 'liberals' build Christie up as a reasonable centrist as compared to those CRAZY BLOOD-DRINKING CONSERVATIVES. Then Christie goes for the nomination in 2016 and liberals/mass media suddenly discover Christie is a BLOOD-DRINKING CONSERVATIVE. Whether it's true or not makes no difference.
 
2013-02-26 08:38:16 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: ThunderPelvis: Codenamechaz: Hanky: Don't get me wrong, the Republicans are very stupid. However, when it comes down to brass tacks, they would nominate him.

As hilarious as that would be in 2016, it seems the media has already determined Rubio is going to be the pick unless he does something between now and may 2016 to severely fark that up.

The media was also predicting Hillary vs. Rudy for the 2008 elections. The average pundit couldn't successfully pick their nose, much less the 2016 candidates.

But Hillary's a lock for the 2016 nom, just you wait.


Does that make Christie a lock for the 2016 OM NOM NOM?
 
2013-02-26 08:38:53 AM  

Codenamechaz: As hilarious as that would be in 2016, it seems the media has already determined Rubio is going to be the pick unless he does something between now and may 2016 to severely fark that up.


Like what? Speak in public?
 
2013-02-26 08:39:07 AM  

Lucky LaRue: Surprised?  No matter how popular you are, fatties never get invited to the party.


Newt Gingrich disagrees.
 
2013-02-26 08:40:23 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Chris Christie is a RINO. A liberal governor of a liberal state. A leech on the Federal Government. He's a traitor to the Conservative cause because he has no moral compass. You democrats can have him.


Sir, how is he a RINO and traitor to the conservative cause? If anything, he's more of a conservative than a fundamentalist like you are.

What makes a good "conservative". Enlighten me as to what I'm doing wrong
 
2013-02-26 08:41:12 AM  
They're still that butthurt over the fact that he said a compliment about Obama aren't they?

Do they really think that Christie cost Romney the election?
 
2013-02-26 08:42:27 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The men of CPAC like their conservative fantasy objects slim and handsome, the better to picture in their minds when they tell their wives they're going to a Christian Men's Fellowship Meeting when instead they're going to Dick's Mine Shaft to be strapped to a foosball table and repeatedly violated with organically-grown rutabagas by a shaved midget in a Joe McCarthy mask to the beat of "God Bless the USA."


Fap.
 
2013-02-26 08:42:47 AM  
CPAC - because InfoWars Conference sounds a bit dubious.
 
2013-02-26 08:42:54 AM  
NJ governor Chris Christie has broad bipartisan appeal, silhouette.
 
2013-02-26 08:44:06 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Chris Christie is a RINO. A liberal governor of a liberal state. A leech on the Federal Government. He's a traitor to the Conservative cause because he has no moral compass. You democrats can have him.


Plus he's FAT!
 
2013-02-26 08:44:46 AM  
Look, the GOP is trying to slim down the bloated budget by cutting the pork and trimming the fat.  It would be a gross mistake to stuff in another fat-cat that will further inflate the already ponderous corpus juris.

I'm saying he's fat.
 
2013-02-26 08:45:13 AM  

xanadian: I'd pick Christie over any of those other knuckledraggers they're parading around...


He seems reasonably sane, but you have to wonder why he remains a Republican.

And the core problem, of course, is that if he got into the White House, he'd bring said knuckledraggers along with him.
 
2013-02-26 08:45:59 AM  

heinrich66: So let's make this short: 'liberals' build Christie up as a reasonable centrist as compared to those CRAZY BLOOD-DRINKING CONSERVATIVES. Then Christie goes for the nomination in 2016 and liberals/mass media suddenly discover Christie is a BLOOD-DRINKING CONSERVATIVE. Whether it's true or not makes no difference.


Projection? Christie was the darling of the GOP long before he was a darling of the moderates. He spoke up against Obama and was touted as the next coming of Reagan or some such thing. His state got socked with a hurricane and he got help from the feds, he chatted with the president and thanked the feds for the response and suddenly he's a RINO because he didn't rip Obama's head off as soon as he saw him and then ate him.
 
2013-02-26 08:46:32 AM  

clkeagle: Codenamechaz: As hilarious as that would be in 2016, it seems the media has already determined Rubio is going to be the pick unless he does something between now and may 2016 to severely fark that up.

Like what? Speak in public?


s4.thisnext.com
 
2013-02-26 08:46:53 AM  

Cheron: Please see every political thread before this one.  The conservative Republican base is more interested in political purity than wining or governing.  After Sandy Christie did what was best for his state which showed him to be less than pure to the "cause."  The reason he has such high number is people are so starved for conservative leaders who can get something done they will flock to the first person who achieves anything.  Unfortunately the rabid masses who didn't directly benefit from Chrisie's actions see him as a traitor.


The base wants purity at all costs, and the party wants to win at all costs, giving them two ultimately contradictory goals.
 
2013-02-26 08:47:31 AM  

SurfaceTension: Hanky: Don't get me wrong, the Republicans are very stupid. However, when it comes down to brass tacks, they would nominate him.

No, they won't. McCain would have won by 5-10 percentage points in 2000 over Gore. Instead the Repubs went for the ideologue who they could control in Bush.  When McCain WAS finally nominated, he'd fallen in line (mostly) with the Repub ideology. But even then, they had to saddle him with Palin just to make him palatable to parts of the base.

My guess is that again the Repubs will go for the ideologue over the guy who would garner a higher percentage of the vote. They have a flawed righteousness to their collective mentality that is getting in the way of making what would be the best choice for them.


This is spot on
 
2013-02-26 08:47:56 AM  
Let's see...Taft topped out at 340 lbs...but he fluctuated between 259 and 340...

3.bp.blogspot.com

Wonder where Christie would land on that chart...
 
2013-02-26 08:52:41 AM  

Hanky: Rubio is still a rank amateur. The trip to Israel definitely means he's going for it.  I think he is a bit too young. I don't see where Palin or Paul Ryan had a chance and I don't see Rubio, even +4 more years. Even the Left is eager now to talk about 2016.


I just don't see it with Rubio. Christie has much wider appeal.

/fat joke
//but I'm serious
 
2013-02-26 08:52:49 AM  
Inviting Christie would force them to listen to Christie tell them "how it is" rather than what they want to hear. Plus it would be an admission that they are wrong on so many levels regarding policy as well as the reasons behind President Obama's re-election and popularity.
 
2013-02-26 08:53:27 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-26 08:55:52 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Chris Christie is a RINO. A liberal governor of a liberal state. A leech on the Federal Government. He's a traitor to the Conservative cause because he has no moral compass. You democrats can have him.


You really are a moron, aren't you?
 
2013-02-26 08:56:35 AM  

crab66: Hanky: Rubio is still a rank amateur. The trip to Israel definitely means he's going for it.  I think he is a bit too young. I don't see where Palin or Paul Ryan had a chance and I don't see Rubio, even +4 more years. Even the Left is eager now to talk about 2016.

I just don't see it with Rubio. Christie has much wider appeal.

/fat joke
//but I'm serious


It's the delusion that all Hispanics will vote for Rubio because he's a Cuban-American.

I'm sure Cuban-Americans are favored favorably by Hispanics outside of Florida.
 
2013-02-26 08:57:02 AM  
People still don't realize that Marco Rubio is the establishment pick?

Going up against Charlie Crist allowed Rubio to flank to the right, which gave him the appearance of being a rebellious Tea Party insurgent.  But on every substantial issue, Rubio is exactly where George W. Bush was.  He has openly advocated military intervention in Syria, immigration "reform" / amnesty (not because it's humane, but because GOP business interests want to keep wages low), and has pandered to creationists.

He is the embodiment of a particular GOP mindset: "everything wrong with our party can be fixed if our presidential candidate speaks Spanish."  This is a woefully wrong diagnosis.
 
2013-02-26 08:59:59 AM  
purge the unclean!!!
He cooperated with Obama in order to help his home state through a major crisis!! OMG!!!

next we'll find out he was learned at an elitist liberal school, and has no objection to women employed by the state using their personal health insurance to get birth-control. He probably shakes hands with muslins!


/proceed morans
 
2013-02-26 09:01:58 AM  
And yet there is still much hate for Christy here.  Curious.
 
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