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    Re: Chris Christie ‘Not Being Invited’ to CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    other than Gary Johnson,
    hahahaha Gary Johnson? He is just as bad as Rand Paul, all people like him for is his stance on Marijuana. I don't even think he really believes the economic stuff he talks about. Besides Gary Johnson is no longer a major player. The Paulbots will move towards his son, just because of the Paul in his last name, none will remember that he basically betrayed them when endorsing Romney. Even though, Rand Paul is a lot more Tea Party like than his father. Putting Christie on the same level with Gary Johnson is just sad!

    Christie appeals to many more people. No one even knows who Gary Johnson is.
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    Re: Chris Christie ‘Not Being Invited’ to CPAC

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    And what do YOU think?
    that there is no problem
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    Speculation is that this is about Christie's handling of Hurricane Sandy.
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    Speculation is that this is about Christie's handling of Hurricane Sandy.
    maybe i missed something; what do you find deficient with this thread?
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    Re: Chris Christie ‘Not Being Invited’ to CPAC

    Quarrelling with the GOP establishment is virtually at some point is almost a prerequisite for a future GOP nominee. You may remember Bush Jr attacking the Republican Congress in 1999-2000.

    Chris Christie is a quintessential tea party success - not some caricature drawn by bigoted media, but someone who actually challenged and defeated a well-heeled, super-connected "Big-Government type", and then proceeded to actually work toward fiscal responsibility and structural reform, while remaining an effective administrator - in a very difficult, very "blue" environment.

    I am sure some tea partiers in NJ are fuming over Christie's treatment of Obama, but all the reasons why they have promoted this guy in 2009 are still perfectly valid.

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    Re: Chris Christie ‘Not Being Invited’ to CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Unquestionably Christie should seek the 2016 Democratic nomination for President given his extreme popularity among Democrats.
    New Jersey (NJ) Poll - February 20, 2013 - New Jersey Gov Flies High, Bur | Quinnipiac University Connecticut

    Of course, all Republicans hate him. That's why he has a 94% approval rating from Republicans in his own state, and 56% amongst Democrats.
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Chris Christie ‘Not Being Invited’ to CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Chris is another McCain. He thinks he can get Dem voters by playing footsies with Dem's in DC.
    He's getting votes by being what Republicans should be.

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    Re: Chris Christie ‘Not Being Invited’ to CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    hahahaha Gary Johnson? He is just as bad as Rand Paul, all people like him for is his stance on Marijuana.
    don't think so
    like christie, Gary Johnson was a republican governor of a blue state; only term limits keep him from still being its governor
    and that had nothing to do with marijuana. it was about Johnson having the courage to do what he promised to do (vetoed 750 bills - 32%; more than all other 49 governors combined Track Record)
    it is that rare trait which serves him well

    I don't even think he really believes the economic stuff he talks about.
    ok. share with us what he has done which conflicts with his economic stances
    i look forward to seeing this portion of your reply

    Besides Gary Johnson is no longer a major player.
    he has never been a major player. to many of us, who have little use or respect for the established parties. that he is free to be his own person is a good thing

    The Paulbots will move towards his son, just because of the Paul in his last name, none will remember that he basically betrayed them when endorsing Romney.
    being someone who appreciated many aspects of Ron Paul's politics, there is little to be appreciated from the son
    don't know how many of us there are, but i doubt his surname is going to be enough to overcome all of the objections many have to rand paul's personal ideology

    Even though, Rand Paul is a lot more Tea Party like than his father.
    wish you were joking. it was Ron Paul adherents who began the tea party, when Ron Paul was uninvited to the GOP's nomination process
    only when the republican party/mccain crashed and burned in 2008, following the disaster of dicknbush, did the former GOP reich wingers co-opt the 'tea party' to avoid the embarrassment of being known as 'republicans'

    Putting Christie on the same level with Gary Johnson is just sad!
    what is really sad is having no idea about what one posts ... as we will soon again observe in your response

    Christie appeals to many more people. No one even knows who Gary Johnson is.
    christie does have better name recognition. that is his lone advantage when comparing him to Gary Johnson. but his negatives - with members of both parties - will hurt his prospects whereas Gary Johnson is viewed positively by members of both parties - at least among those who know something about him
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    Re: Chris Christie ‘Not Being Invited’ to CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    CPAC featured speakers will include:

    Romney
    Rubio
    Jindal
    Jeb Bush
    Rand Paul
    Ryan
    Palin (seriously, she's going to be a speaker at CPAC)
    Perry
    Santorum

    As we can see, and not surprisingly, CPAC plans to play to the right of right and then pander to the extreme right from there.
    Jeb Bush and Rand Paul hardly belong to the "right of right" - a solid moderate and an almost-libertarian. Neither do Paul Ryan, Rubio or Jindal - all three representing a new centrist core forming rapidly. Romney hardly belongs anywhere at all. Perry's brand of conservatism is simply too outdated to matter (and not especially "rightist" either, if you ignore brash pronouncements). Palin has made too many confused and contradictory statements to be defined as anything but an entertainer.

    So, there is Santorum. The sole representative of the "social conservatives" (and nowhere close to the "right" if "free-marketism" is required to be there, by your definitions.

    If anything, Christie - who had actually managed to curb the public sector pensions, cap taxes and move toward balancing budgets - would shift the list of speakers to the right, by his presence. He is certainly far "to the right", as governor, from Mitt Romney.
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    Re: Chris Christie ‘Not Being Invited’ to CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    He's getting votes by being what Republicans should be.
    And what should Republicans be? Democrats?

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    Re: Chris Christie ‘Not Being Invited’ to CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    And what should Republicans be? Democrats?
    Progressive Conservatives while the Democrats should move more left.

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    Re: Chris Christie ‘Not Being Invited’ to CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Progressive Conservatives while the Democrats should move more left.
    I see your point but I think two diametrically opposed philosophies are needed. This creates gridlock and the government as a rule is forced to move slowly. I believe the founders designed the system this way.

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