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Thread: Has Chris Christy Switched Party?

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    Has Chris Christy Switched Party?

    Although the keynote speaker for John McCain, in the last weeks of the election Christie praised President Obama for "doing a great job" and boycotted Romney events. Romney's steady slow rise in the polls rapidly reversed and Democrats lavished praises on Christie.

    Christie is now hold press conferences to blast all Republicans in the House in Congress. Again, Democrats and the Democratic media are lavishing praises on Christie for his siding with the Democrats and now also condemning all Republicans in Congress.

    This is CNN's analysis, declaring Christie's attack on Republicans in Congress is what Washington needs.

    "New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped a bomb on Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Congress for refusing to allow a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief in the final hours of the 112th Congress. It was an instant classic of principled political outrage. It provided a strong dose of what Washington has been missing: blunt, independent leadership."


    Chris Christie drops bomb on GOP leaders

    "Pulling no punches, Christie declared: "Last night, the House majority failed most basic test of leadership and they did so with callous disregard to the people of my state. ... It was disappointing and disgusting to watch." He also unapologetically named names: "There's only one group to blame ... the House majority, and their Speaker, John Boehner." He added that the relief bill "just could not overcome the toxic internal politics of the House majority."

    Chris Christie drops bomb on GOP leaders - CNN.com

    Has Chris Christie essentially switched political parties?

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    Re: Has Chris Christy Switched Party?

    No, he's just defending the state and people he represents against people within his own party who have left them out to dry. He's still a Republican - still believes in Republican principles - but he also believes in his state and his residents - two things that members in his own party are selfishly ignoring because they have the luxury to not give a damn.

    Side note: If I recall correctly, Romney was declining not rising in the polls prior to Christie's praise of Obama. Christie's comment didn't have much, if any, effect on the election. Obama already had it before that.

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    Re: Has Chris Christy Switched Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    No, he's just defending the state and people he represents against people within his own party who have left them out to dry. He's still a Republican - still believes in Republican principles - but he also believes in his state and his residents - two things that members in his own party are selfishly ignoring because they have the luxury to not give a damn.

    Side note: If I recall correctly, Romney was declining not rising in the polls prior to Christie's praise of Obama. Christie's comment didn't have much, if any, effect on the election. Obama already had it before that.
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    Re: Has Chris Christy Switched Party?

    I beleive the Republican party is imploding on itself. I think he is positioning himself for a smooth transisition if it comes to that. But for now he is a Repub.
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    Re: Has Chris Christy Switched Party?

    No, he's not switching parties. Christie built a reputation partially on being willing to scold his own side. The difference being that when he was scolding "RINO's" he was cheered by some of the more hyper partisan Republican types and now that he's scolding "The good guys" he's suddenly a line jumping fatass that must be destroyed. This isn't out of character for Christie the politician...it's out of character for Christie the caricature that Ann Coulter pitched to hyper partisans. He's still, in terms of principle and primary policy views, closer to a Republican than a Democrat.

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    Re: Has Chris Christy Switched Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Although the keynote speaker for John McCain, in the last weeks of the election Christie praised President Obama for "doing a great job" and boycotted Romney events. Romney's steady slow rise in the polls rapidly reversed and Democrats lavished praises on Christie.

    Christie is now hold press conferences to blast all Republicans in the House in Congress. Again, Democrats and the Democratic media are lavishing praises on Christie for his siding with the Democrats and now also condemning all Republicans in Congress.

    This is CNN's analysis, declaring Christie's attack on Republicans in Congress is what Washington needs.

    "New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped a bomb on Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Congress for refusing to allow a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief in the final hours of the 112th Congress. It was an instant classic of principled political outrage. It provided a strong dose of what Washington has been missing: blunt, independent leadership."


    Chris Christie drops bomb on GOP leaders

    "Pulling no punches, Christie declared: "Last night, the House majority failed most basic test of leadership and they did so with callous disregard to the people of my state. ... It was disappointing and disgusting to watch." He also unapologetically named names: "There's only one group to blame ... the House majority, and their Speaker, John Boehner." He added that the relief bill "just could not overcome the toxic internal politics of the House majority."

    Chris Christie drops bomb on GOP leaders - CNN.com

    Has Chris Christie essentially switched political parties?
    He's setting himself up for a national election. That includes saying what a lot of individuals including a lot of Indepedents and moderates are thinking. Not to mention he is in a Blue State. Criticizing the Republican Party is pretty popular there.

    Also...if criticizing the party turns you into a Liberal the Republican Party is just going to turn into a party of zealots.
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    Re: Has Chris Christy Switched Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Although the keynote speaker for John McCain, in the last weeks of the election Christie praised President Obama for "doing a great job" and boycotted Romney events. Romney's steady slow rise in the polls rapidly reversed and Democrats lavished praises on Christie.

    Christie is now hold press conferences to blast all Republicans in the House in Congress. Again, Democrats and the Democratic media are lavishing praises on Christie for his siding with the Democrats and now also condemning all Republicans in Congress.

    This is CNN's analysis, declaring Christie's attack on Republicans in Congress is what Washington needs.

    "New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped a bomb on Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Congress for refusing to allow a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief in the final hours of the 112th Congress. It was an instant classic of principled political outrage. It provided a strong dose of what Washington has been missing: blunt, independent leadership."


    Chris Christie drops bomb on GOP leaders

    "Pulling no punches, Christie declared: "Last night, the House majority failed most basic test of leadership and they did so with callous disregard to the people of my state. ... It was disappointing and disgusting to watch." He also unapologetically named names: "There's only one group to blame ... the House majority, and their Speaker, John Boehner." He added that the relief bill "just could not overcome the toxic internal politics of the House majority."

    Chris Christie drops bomb on GOP leaders - CNN.com

    Has Chris Christie essentially switched political parties?
    The Governor did not "boycott" campaign events. He had more pressing business that took precedence over the campaign. His first task was to help address the needs of his constituents, even if that meant withdrawing from campaign-related activities.

    His news conference yesterday held those responsible for prolonging the suffering of his constituents to task. That those responsible included the House Speaker and House majority--the Governor's own political party--made little difference. He was fighting for his constituents. And it seems that the pressure worked and the Speaker has retreated.

    That CNN reported that the House Speaker was somewhat surprised by the harsh reaction that ensued from his blocking the package highlights the kind of tone deafness that has undermined Congressional performance. Real people were suffering. Providing aid addressed a basic need. There were no rewards for blocking it and the fallout from doing so could only be great. That Governor Christie has repeatedly demonstrated a willingness to put his constituents ahead of partisan considerations, along with a willingness to talk frankly, could only suggest that the Governor would have an intensely critical response.

    The aid package will ultimately be adopted, perhaps in piecemeal fashion. Governor Christie will earn credit from his constituents and from the national audience for standing up for them. Speaker Boehner and the House will have nothing to show, but a further eroded image. That damage will have been completely avoidable had he grasped the larger picture.

    In the end, Governor Christie is providing an illustration a dedicated public servant who fights for constituents, demands results, and seeks accountability. That does not mean that he is any less of a Republican. Indeed, the GOP might benefit from more such leaders who put results ahead of the posturing, blame-shifting, and excusemaking that has seemingly supplanted the ability to tackle big problems in Washington.

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    Re: Has Chris Christy Switched Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Has Chris Christie essentially switched political parties?
    No, he's just a blowhard doing anything he can to stay in the news. The only good thing about living in this state is being able to vote against that bloated whale carcass.
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    Re: Has Chris Christy Switched Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Although the keynote speaker for John McCain, in the last weeks of the election Christie praised President Obama for "doing a great job" and boycotted Romney events. Romney's steady slow rise in the polls rapidly reversed and Democrats lavished praises on Christie.

    Christie is now hold press conferences to blast all Republicans in the House in Congress. Again, Democrats and the Democratic media are lavishing praises on Christie for his siding with the Democrats and now also condemning all Republicans in Congress.

    This is CNN's analysis, declaring Christie's attack on Republicans in Congress is what Washington needs.

    "New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped a bomb on Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Congress for refusing to allow a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief in the final hours of the 112th Congress. It was an instant classic of principled political outrage. It provided a strong dose of what Washington has been missing: blunt, independent leadership."


    Chris Christie drops bomb on GOP leaders

    "Pulling no punches, Christie declared: "Last night, the House majority failed most basic test of leadership and they did so with callous disregard to the people of my state. ... It was disappointing and disgusting to watch." He also unapologetically named names: "There's only one group to blame ... the House majority, and their Speaker, John Boehner." He added that the relief bill "just could not overcome the toxic internal politics of the House majority."

    Chris Christie drops bomb on GOP leaders - CNN.com

    Has Chris Christie essentially switched political parties?
    No, he has just shown he is a big spending Republican. Maybe some will wake up and realize that the GOP has become like the Dems and are big spenders and not the fiscal knights in shining armor that the right claim the GOP to be.

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    Re: Has Chris Christy Switched Party?

    He's not a Democrat. He's just not a Republican line-tower. In other words, he's a breath of fresh air that probably smells of tacos and Whoppers. Dude could lose a couple pounds.

    He could be genuine, or he could be making a ploy for bigger things. It's usually the people willing to budge that make the office. Hell, Clinton was staunchly pro-life for most of his life, but you couldn't tell from his POTUS platform.

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