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(Slate)   Apparently, Chris Christie can't be nice to President Obama without an ulterior motive, and he should expect to be punished in 2016 by the GOP   (slate.com) divider line 74
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2013-05-29 10:24:21 AM  
Fine by me.  Let the GOP fashion itself into a permanent minority.
 
2013-05-29 10:56:18 AM  
I, for one, would vote for Christie as an independent.
 
2013-05-29 11:10:25 AM  
If right wing Republicans hate him, he must be doing something right.
 
2013-05-29 11:18:52 AM  

ThatGuyGreg: I, for one, would vote for Christie as an independent.


If they punish him for being cordial to the President, you might see that happen.  See:  Charlie Crist
 
2013-05-29 11:20:05 AM  
If Christie were House Majority Leader instead of Mr. Turtle, we'd actually be getting shiat done.
 
2013-05-29 11:20:40 AM  
Oops. I meant Mr. Orange instead of Mr. Turtle.
 
2013-05-29 11:34:28 AM  
So, the Republicans are giving up on 2016?

OK.
 
2013-05-29 11:35:53 AM  
He's getting skinnier and more personable. 2 things he'll have to do to make a run. CC on his own could very well win a national election. Of course, the GOP won't allow that and will run a medieval troglodyte because.
 
2013-05-29 11:37:20 AM  

vernonFL: If right wing Republicans hate him, he must be doing something right.


Oh how very clever of them.  They hate him enough now and it virtually guarantees him victory in the general election in 2016.  Since they're republicans they'll do exactly what they're told and vote for him in the primary too.
 
2013-05-29 11:37:40 AM  
He didn't get the memo.
You may have a black friend.
Just not THAT black friend.
 
2013-05-29 11:37:50 AM  
President Obama and Chris Christie have a special relationship. But if the New Jersey governor plans to run in 2016, when will he call it quits with Obama?
If he actually wants to WIN the 2016 election, never.  He is proving that he will not harm the people out of political spite.  This is something the GOP has been lacking for quite some time.
 
2013-05-29 11:40:02 AM  

Citrate1007: President Obama and Chris Christie have a special relationship. But if the New Jersey governor plans to run in 2016, when will he call it quits with Obama?
If he actually wants to WIN the 2016 election, never.  He is proving that he will not harm the people out of political spite.  This is something the GOP has been lacking for quite some time.


again, the question is if he can get the nomination WITHOUT distancing himself from Obama. Who knows, maybe run as an indie in that case. He does seem quite willing to spit on the party line in this regard at least.
 
2013-05-29 11:40:12 AM  
One of my former facebook friends was a huge Chris Christie fan. He was a fat guy (not a dig, I'm fat too), and he would always go on about how Christie is being persecuted by liberals due to his weight and so forth and so on. I mean to him, Christie could do no wrong. He was also one of the more far-right people I've ever met, and posted all sorts of links to Breitbart, WND, Freep, and so on, and had a singular mission to "bring down the liberal media".

Unfortunately I had to unfriend him because he literally flipped out about the Trayvon Martin debacle, calling America a collapsed state because Zimmerman was arrested. Started personally insulting everyone who thought that the case should at least go to trial, so one day I had enough and clicked "unfriend".

Anyway, I often wonder how amused I would be after Hurricane Sandy. I am genuinely interested in finding out if he went from 100% Chris Christie is the Next Jesus to Chris Christie is the Anti-Christ Because He Pals Around With Hussein Obama. Not interested enough to re-friend him though.

/shall forever remain a mystery.
 
2013-05-29 11:40:29 AM  
Modern republicanism will punish its own members for doing right by their constituents.

It's all about the party and their owners.
 
2013-05-29 11:41:35 AM  

Lando Lincoln: If Christie were House Majority Leader instead of Mr. Turtle, we'd actually be getting shiat done.


que?
 
2013-05-29 11:41:48 AM  
The over/under for being vanquished by a Tea Tard is April 7th, 2016.  Any takers?
 
2013-05-29 11:42:34 AM  
buzzlamp.com
 
2013-05-29 11:42:51 AM  

Lando Lincoln: Oops. I meant Mr. Orange instead of Mr. Turtle.


oops
 
2013-05-29 11:43:56 AM  

MithrandirBooga: One of my former facebook friends was a huge Chris Christie fan. He was a fat guy (not a dig, I'm fat too), and he would always go on about how Christie is being persecuted by liberals due to his weight and so forth and so on. I mean to him, Christie could do no wrong. He was also one of the more far-right people I've ever met, and posted all sorts of links to Breitbart, WND, Freep, and so on, and had a singular mission to "bring down the liberal media".

Unfortunately I had to unfriend him because he literally flipped out about the Trayvon Martin debacle, calling America a collapsed state because Zimmerman was arrested. Started personally insulting everyone who thought that the case should at least go to trial, so one day I had enough and clicked "unfriend".

Anyway, I often wonder how amused I would be after Hurricane Sandy. I am genuinely interested in finding out if he went from 100% Chris Christie is the Next Jesus to Chris Christie is the Anti-Christ Because He Pals Around With Hussein Obama. Not interested enough to re-friend him though.

/shall forever remain a mystery.


this boggles my mind. The impression I've always gotten of Christie is that he is just right wing enough to maintain some "Conservative" cred but doesn't really have strong socially conservative convictions. Why would a far right nutjob think Christie is the dog's bollocks? I mean, he is loud and brash and confrontational so I guess from a cheerleading perspective that might fire up right wingers but the guy doesn't seem particularly extreme in his true beliefs.

And yes, I wanna make "the dog's bollocks" a thing
 
2013-05-29 11:45:01 AM  
Hurr Chris Christie would make such a great President durr

Go on, say it. I know you want to.
 
2013-05-29 11:46:18 AM  

skullkrusher: MithrandirBooga: One of my former facebook friends was a huge Chris Christie fan. He was a fat guy (not a dig, I'm fat too), and he would always go on about how Christie is being persecuted by liberals due to his weight and so forth and so on. I mean to him, Christie could do no wrong. He was also one of the more far-right people I've ever met, and posted all sorts of links to Breitbart, WND, Freep, and so on, and had a singular mission to "bring down the liberal media".

Unfortunately I had to unfriend him because he literally flipped out about the Trayvon Martin debacle, calling America a collapsed state because Zimmerman was arrested. Started personally insulting everyone who thought that the case should at least go to trial, so one day I had enough and clicked "unfriend".

Anyway, I often wonder how amused I would be after Hurricane Sandy. I am genuinely interested in finding out if he went from 100% Chris Christie is the Next Jesus to Chris Christie is the Anti-Christ Because He Pals Around With Hussein Obama. Not interested enough to re-friend him though.

/shall forever remain a mystery.

this boggles my mind. The impression I've always gotten of Christie is that he is just right wing enough to maintain some "Conservative" cred but doesn't really have strong socially conservative convictions. Why would a far right nutjob think Christie is the dog's bollocks? I mean, he is loud and brash and confrontational so I guess from a cheerleading perspective that might fire up right wingers but the guy doesn't seem particularly extreme in his true beliefs.

And yes, I wanna make "the dog's bollocks" a thing


I am sure it's not a conviction, just playing to the base, but hey, that's how it's done these days.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/18/nyregion/christie-vetoes-gay-marri ag e-bill.html?_r=0
 
2013-05-29 11:46:26 AM  

MithrandirBooga: One of my former facebook friends was a huge Chris Christie fan. He was a fat guy (not a dig, I'm fat too), and he would always go on about how Christie is being persecuted by liberals due to his weight and so forth and so on. I mean to him, Christie could do no wrong. He was also one of the more far-right people I've ever met, and posted all sorts of links to Breitbart, WND, Freep, and so on, and had a singular mission to "bring down the liberal media".

Unfortunately I had to unfriend him because he literally flipped out about the Trayvon Martin debacle, calling America a collapsed state because Zimmerman was arrested. Started personally insulting everyone who thought that the case should at least go to trial, so one day I had enough and clicked "unfriend".

Anyway, I often wonder how amused I would be after Hurricane Sandy. I am genuinely interested in finding out if he went from 100% Chris Christie is the Next Jesus to Chris Christie is the Anti-Christ Because He Pals Around With Hussein Obama. Not interested enough to re-friend him though.

/shall forever remain a mystery.


And not a single thing of value was lost that day
 
2013-05-29 11:50:13 AM  

coeyagi: skullkrusher: MithrandirBooga: One of my former facebook friends was a huge Chris Christie fan. He was a fat guy (not a dig, I'm fat too), and he would always go on about how Christie is being persecuted by liberals due to his weight and so forth and so on. I mean to him, Christie could do no wrong. He was also one of the more far-right people I've ever met, and posted all sorts of links to Breitbart, WND, Freep, and so on, and had a singular mission to "bring down the liberal media".

Unfortunately I had to unfriend him because he literally flipped out about the Trayvon Martin debacle, calling America a collapsed state because Zimmerman was arrested. Started personally insulting everyone who thought that the case should at least go to trial, so one day I had enough and clicked "unfriend".

Anyway, I often wonder how amused I would be after Hurricane Sandy. I am genuinely interested in finding out if he went from 100% Chris Christie is the Next Jesus to Chris Christie is the Anti-Christ Because He Pals Around With Hussein Obama. Not interested enough to re-friend him though.

/shall forever remain a mystery.

this boggles my mind. The impression I've always gotten of Christie is that he is just right wing enough to maintain some "Conservative" cred but doesn't really have strong socially conservative convictions. Why would a far right nutjob think Christie is the dog's bollocks? I mean, he is loud and brash and confrontational so I guess from a cheerleading perspective that might fire up right wingers but the guy doesn't seem particularly extreme in his true beliefs.

And yes, I wanna make "the dog's bollocks" a thing

I am sure it's not a conviction, just playing to the base, but hey, that's how it's done these days.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/18/nyregion/christie-vetoes-gay-marri ag e-bill.html?_r=0


that's one of the reasons why I think his toeing the line is more for show - he called for a referendum on the issue rather than legislative action. A recent Rutgers poll in NJ says that 62% would vote in favor while 30% would vote against. NJ is a liberal state. If Christie actually opposed gay marriage, why would he want to put it to a vote?

By demanding a vote he has the cover to say "this is what the people wanted".
 
2013-05-29 11:53:50 AM  

coeyagi: ttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/18/nyregion/christie-vetoes-gay-marrage - bill.html?_r=0


What a total piece of shiat.
 
2013-05-29 11:55:35 AM  
Christie doesn't need to worry about Republicans. What are they going to do, vote Hillary?
 
2013-05-29 11:58:48 AM  

whidbey: coeyagi: ttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/18/nyregion/christie-vetoes-gay-marrage - bill.html?_r=0

What a total piece of shiat.


ahh whidbey, the libbie even libbies can't stand
 
2013-05-29 11:59:00 AM  

whidbey: coeyagi: ttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/18/nyregion/christie-vetoes-gay-marrage - bill.html?_r=0

What a total piece of shiat.


Christie is using the same political cover both Democrats and Republicans have found quite handy.

Let's leave this delicate question to the voters. It ends up being better this way, anyway. Voters say fark you, haters.

New Jersey? Step up.
 
2013-05-29 11:59:44 AM  

Cletus C.: Christie doesn't need to worry about Republicans. What are they going to do, vote Hillary?


They don't need to worry about him because there's no way he'll get nominated unless he makes a hard right turn.
 
2013-05-29 12:01:45 PM  

Cletus C.: Christie is using the same political cover both Democrats and Republicans have found quite handy.

Let's leave this delicate question to the voters


Yes, because maybe one conservative Democrat caved to the pressure of bigotry, this all of a sudden makes him a totally cool guy worthy of the White House.

Bullshiat, dude.
 
2013-05-29 12:02:07 PM  

skullkrusher: Cletus C.: Christie doesn't need to worry about Republicans. What are they going to do, vote Hillary?

They don't need to worry about him because there's no way he'll get nominated unless he makes a hard right turn.


Eh, the primary process is so rigged if he has enough money he can get the nomination.
 
2013-05-29 12:02:24 PM  

skullkrusher: Why would a far right nutjob think Christie is the dog's bollocks?


Never mind the bollocks.  His budgets have been right in line with everything the far right thinks they want; cuts to education, tax breaks for the wealthy and let's see what we can do to fark the unions over while we're at it.
 
2013-05-29 12:03:18 PM  

Cletus C.: Christie doesn't need to worry about Republicans. What are they going to do, vote Hillary?


No, but they'll vote Santorum or some similarly psychotic boob in the primaries.
 
2013-05-29 12:03:40 PM  
Has anyone mentioned that conservatives these days are just plain mean?
 
2013-05-29 12:03:55 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: skullkrusher: Why would a far right nutjob think Christie is the dog's bollocks?

Never mind the bollocks.  His budgets have been right in line with everything the far right thinks they want; cuts to education, tax breaks for the wealthy and let's see what we can do to fark the unions over while we're at it.


Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Chocolate Cannoli

/he's fat
 
2013-05-29 12:04:10 PM  
did I just read an article that unironically used the term "bromance"?

wtf, America
 
2013-05-29 12:04:26 PM  

whidbey: Cletus C.: Christie is using the same political cover both Democrats and Republicans have found quite handy.

Let's leave this delicate question to the voters

Yes, because maybe one conservative Democrat caved to the pressure of bigotry, this all of a sudden makes him a totally cool guy worthy of the White House.

Bullshiat, dude.


It's not caving if you know the voters will pass it. It's political cover. One Democrat? Ha.
 
2013-05-29 12:05:41 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: skullkrusher: Why would a far right nutjob think Christie is the dog's bollocks?

Never mind the bollocks.  His budgets have been right in line with everything the far right thinks they want; cuts to education, tax breaks for the wealthy and let's see what we can do to fark the unions over while we're at it.


Sees what you did there:

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-29 12:14:08 PM  
Again:  Has Chris Christie announced he's going to run?  This keeps happening with him and Hilary Clinton-- despite them both saying they don't want to run, people have seemingly decided that they are, in fact, going to do just that.
 
2013-05-29 12:15:50 PM  

Cletus C.: Christie doesn't need to worry about Republicans. What are they going to do, vote Hillary?


20+ primaries last year and yet they forget.
 
2013-05-29 12:17:46 PM  

zenobia: Has anyone mentioned that conservatives these days are just plain mean?


Just how far beyond parody can they go?
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-29 12:18:45 PM  

ThatGuyGreg: I, for one, would vote for Christie as an independent.


I don't think I'd reflexively vote against him, but he's still kind of an obnoxious loudmouth (though he seems to have toned that down a lot lately) and still has some political positions I'm not too thrilled about.  It'd depend on who he's running against.
 
2013-05-29 12:26:02 PM  

HeartBurnKid: ThatGuyGreg: I, for one, would vote for Christie as an independent.

I don't think I'd reflexively vote against him, but he's still kind of an obnoxious loudmouth (though he seems to have toned that down a lot lately) and still has some political positions I'm not too thrilled about.  It'd depend on who he's running against.


The only politician I can think of who would cause me to support them over every possible alternative is Russ Feingold. I'm not sure there's anyone who I would reflexively vote. Maybe Ted Cruz now, but I'm sure somebody could come around who is actually worse than him.
 
2013-05-29 12:28:01 PM  

Serious Black: HeartBurnKid: ThatGuyGreg: I, for one, would vote for Christie as an independent.

I don't think I'd reflexively vote against him, but he's still kind of an obnoxious loudmouth (though he seems to have toned that down a lot lately) and still has some political positions I'm not too thrilled about.  It'd depend on who he's running against.

The only politician I can think of who would cause me to support them over every possible alternative is Russ Feingold. I'm not sure there's anyone who I would reflexively vote. Maybe Ted Cruz now, but I'm sure somebody could come around who is actually worse than him.


I agree, but there are a lot of politicians whom I would support nearly every possible alternative over them.  And most of them have (R)'s by their name.  What I'm saying is that Christie is no longer one of those.
 
2013-05-29 12:28:36 PM  

vernonFL: right wing Republicans


Stop that.  It's redundant.
 
2013-05-29 12:29:44 PM  

skullkrusher: MithrandirBooga: One of my former facebook friends was a huge Chris Christie fan. He was a fat guy (not a dig, I'm fat too), and he would always go on about how Christie is being persecuted by liberals due to his weight and so forth and so on. I mean to him, Christie could do no wrong. He was also one of the more far-right people I've ever met, and posted all sorts of links to Breitbart, WND, Freep, and so on, and had a singular mission to "bring down the liberal media".

Unfortunately I had to unfriend him because he literally flipped out about the Trayvon Martin debacle, calling America a collapsed state because Zimmerman was arrested. Started personally insulting everyone who thought that the case should at least go to trial, so one day I had enough and clicked "unfriend".

Anyway, I often wonder how amused I would be after Hurricane Sandy. I am genuinely interested in finding out if he went from 100% Chris Christie is the Next Jesus to Chris Christie is the Anti-Christ Because He Pals Around With Hussein Obama. Not interested enough to re-friend him though.

/shall forever remain a mystery.

this boggles my mind. The impression I've always gotten of Christie is that he is just right wing enough to maintain some "Conservative" cred but doesn't really have strong socially conservative convictions. Why would a far right nutjob think Christie is the dog's bollocks? I mean, he is loud and brash and confrontational so I guess from a cheerleading perspective that might fire up right wingers but the guy doesn't seem particularly extreme in his true beliefs.

And yes, I wanna make "the dog's bollocks" a thing


i've already started using it,

thanks
 
2013-05-29 12:30:43 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Cletus C.: Christie doesn't need to worry about Republicans. What are they going to do, vote Hillary?

No, but they'll vote Santorum or some similarly psychotic boob in the primaries.


Is Bachmann lining herself up for that spot?
 
2013-05-29 12:32:37 PM  
Romney was a (mostly) moderate, compromising individual - until he ran for President
 
2013-05-29 12:35:00 PM  

JolobinSmokin: skullkrusher: MithrandirBooga: One of my former facebook friends was a huge Chris Christie fan. He was a fat guy (not a dig, I'm fat too), and he would always go on about how Christie is being persecuted by liberals due to his weight and so forth and so on. I mean to him, Christie could do no wrong. He was also one of the more far-right people I've ever met, and posted all sorts of links to Breitbart, WND, Freep, and so on, and had a singular mission to "bring down the liberal media".

Unfortunately I had to unfriend him because he literally flipped out about the Trayvon Martin debacle, calling America a collapsed state because Zimmerman was arrested. Started personally insulting everyone who thought that the case should at least go to trial, so one day I had enough and clicked "unfriend".

Anyway, I often wonder how amused I would be after Hurricane Sandy. I am genuinely interested in finding out if he went from 100% Chris Christie is the Next Jesus to Chris Christie is the Anti-Christ Because He Pals Around With Hussein Obama. Not interested enough to re-friend him though.

/shall forever remain a mystery.

this boggles my mind. The impression I've always gotten of Christie is that he is just right wing enough to maintain some "Conservative" cred but doesn't really have strong socially conservative convictions. Why would a far right nutjob think Christie is the dog's bollocks? I mean, he is loud and brash and confrontational so I guess from a cheerleading perspective that might fire up right wingers but the guy doesn't seem particularly extreme in his true beliefs.

And yes, I wanna make "the dog's bollocks" a thing

i've already started using it,

thanks


no, thank YOU!

unless you're a Brit in which case I wanna steal your funny British phrases
 
2013-05-29 12:37:18 PM  

skullkrusher: JolobinSmokin: skullkrusher: MithrandirBooga: One of my former facebook friends was a huge Chris Christie fan. He was a fat guy (not a dig, I'm fat too), and he would always go on about how Christie is being persecuted by liberals due to his weight and so forth and so on. I mean to him, Christie could do no wrong. He was also one of the more far-right people I've ever met, and posted all sorts of links to Breitbart, WND, Freep, and so on, and had a singular mission to "bring down the liberal media".

Unfortunately I had to unfriend him because he literally flipped out about the Trayvon Martin debacle, calling America a collapsed state because Zimmerman was arrested. Started personally insulting everyone who thought that the case should at least go to trial, so one day I had enough and clicked "unfriend".

Anyway, I often wonder how amused I would be after Hurricane Sandy. I am genuinely interested in finding out if he went from 100% Chris Christie is the Next Jesus to Chris Christie is the Anti-Christ Because He Pals Around With Hussein Obama. Not interested enough to re-friend him though.

/shall forever remain a mystery.

this boggles my mind. The impression I've always gotten of Christie is that he is just right wing enough to maintain some "Conservative" cred but doesn't really have strong socially conservative convictions. Why would a far right nutjob think Christie is the dog's bollocks? I mean, he is loud and brash and confrontational so I guess from a cheerleading perspective that might fire up right wingers but the guy doesn't seem particularly extreme in his true beliefs.

And yes, I wanna make "the dog's bollocks" a thing

i've already started using it,

thanks

no, thank YOU!

unless you're a Brit in which case I wanna steal your funny British phrases

 
2013-05-29 12:37:35 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Serious Black: HeartBurnKid: ThatGuyGreg: I, for one, would vote for Christie as an independent.

I don't think I'd reflexively vote against him, but he's still kind of an obnoxious loudmouth (though he seems to have toned that down a lot lately) and still has some political positions I'm not too thrilled about.  It'd depend on who he's running against.

The only politician I can think of who would cause me to support them over every possible alternative is Russ Feingold. I'm not sure there's anyone who I would reflexively vote. Maybe Ted Cruz now, but I'm sure somebody could come around who is actually worse than him.

I agree, but there are a lot of politicians whom I would support nearly every possible alternative over them.  And most of them have (R)'s by their name.  What I'm saying is that Christie is no longer one of those.


Sure, I agree with that. For all of his bombastic remarks, I think he's a pretty reasonable guy who is more than willing to cut deals and anger his base when it is necessary. I would have very little problem voting for him based on what I think about him today, and I would not be troubled if he were elected over somebody else I did vote for.
 
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