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    DECKER: Excommunicating Christie

    GOP needs a leader to articulate the conservative vision

    By Brett M. Decker-The Washington Times Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    The day after a presidential election is a time for soul-searching for the losing party. Republicans need to look in the mirror and seriously analyze the troublesome reality that they have forgotten how to win important elections. With unemployment stuck around 8 percent, economic growth basically nonexistent and the nation suffocating from record debt, the White House should have been the GOP’s for the taking in 2012. The elephants need a new dynamic leader. It’s vital they don’t pick a RINO.

    The biggest bull in the herd is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The moderate party establishment naturally gravitates toward this type of Republican in Name Only (RINO) because of his liberal positions on social issues. Mr. Christie took on the Garden State’s teacher unions, but it otherwise takes a lot of hunting to find other issues on which the governor supports the conservative line. He has a liberal record on guns, abortion, homosexual marriage and global warming, for example.

    Mr. Christie is so unorthodox for his party that on the day after the election, Republicans were speculating whether he might be appointed to President Obama's Cabinet in the upcoming second term. The governor’s conduct in the important week before Election Day had insiders scratching their heads wondering if he was purposely trying to help the president’s re-election effort or whether Mr. Christie is simply politically tone-deaf. As the Obama administration was taking incoming fire for its mismanagement of emergency-relief efforts in response to Hurricane Sandy, Mr. Christie handed Mr. Obama a big gift in the form of photo-ops, public hugs and gratuitously complimentary statements about the job done by the opposing party’s standard-bearer.

    “The fact of the matter is that if the president of the United States comes here and he is willing to help my people, and he does it, then I’m going to say nice things about him because he’s earned it,” Mr. Christie said of his 11th-hour election-year praise of Mr. Obama. He later testily added, “People care more about getting things done than they care about partisanship.” That generic statement might be true sometimes, but the future of the country is at stake in a presidential race. Beating an opponent that’s bad for America necessitates a hard-fought partisan campaign. A love-in with the liberal president might generate some short-term gains in the form of federal handouts, but that comes at great cost to the future by bolstering the incumbent’s claim that he’s an effective leader who deserves four more years.

    Mr. Christie has long had a reputation for not reciprocating assistance others have given him and for mostly being in it for himself. That certainly was the message sent when operatives leaked the rumor a few days before the election that the New Jerseyan had been Mitt Romney’s first choice for running mate. This served the triple purpose of distancing the governor from a potential loss on Tuesday, portraying conservative Rep. Paul Ryan, the actual vice-presidential nominee, as comparatively ineffective on the campaign trail, and implying the GOP ticket would have fared better with Mr. Christie on it. Some will be tempted by that argument in 2016. Republicans would do better to build up a leader who actually agrees with the party’s platform.

    Brett M. Decker is editorial page editor of The Washington Times and coauthor of “Bowing to Beijing” (Regnery, 2011).
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    Chris Christie is done with the Republican party. Stick a fork in him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackrook View Post
    Read more: DECKER: Excommunicating Christie - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...#ixzz2Bgin25oo

    Chris Christie is done with the Republican party. Stick a fork in him.
    So you want the republican party to become even more and more irrelevent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackrook View Post
    Read more: DECKER: Excommunicating Christie - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...#ixzz2Bgin25oo

    Chris Christie is done with the Republican party. Stick a fork in him.
    Christie is more a Republican than you realize and truer to his job.. Its time for the GOP to give up delusional thinking.

    Time for a little reality check.

    Here: http://climatecrocks.com/2012/11/08/...ing-will-hear/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackrook View Post
    Read more: DECKER: Excommunicating Christie - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...#ixzz2Bgin25oo

    Chris Christie is done with the Republican party. Stick a fork in him.
    Oh Puhleeeease....you guys ran Romney...you'll run anybody..

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    I'm confused. The guy shakes hands with the President of the United States days after a major disaster hits his states and all of the sudden he's a backstabber? Why the (*)(*)(*)(*) does political party matter at that point, or at any really? You know we're a Republic, not a nation run by two political parties. Oh wait, the voters made us the later with this type of partisan bull (*)(*)(*)(*).
    If you support the NSA and domestic spying, the NDAA and the extrajudicial killing of US citizens overseas, the PATRIOT Act and the erosion of our rights it has caused, the TSA and the security theater it performs, and the militarization of our police and their lack of accountability, then you are a bigger threat to our freedom and way of life than any of the terrorist organizations that these items were enacted to fight could ever be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackrook View Post
    Read more: DECKER: Excommunicating Christie - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...#ixzz2Bgin25oo

    Chris Christie is done with the Republican party. Stick a fork in him.
    You are entitled to your opinion but America loved Christie for showing some common courtesy. Lots of Americans already want him as the next Republican nominee because he showed he wasn't a total moron zombie that couldn't say thank you to the president when he was helped.

    If the Right would stop being so disrespectful as if they were in a cult and their head would be taken off if they did anything that meant a simple compliment to the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA then maybe they could gain ground.

    Show some respect for your country and the Republican party kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RtWngaFraud View Post
    Oh Puhleeeease....you guys ran Romney...you'll run anybody..
    Pretty much. I blame the social conservatives, they care more about enforcing their morality and ensuring the president has a 'R' next to his name than what's best for the nation. Sad because this should have been an easy win for the Republicans. If only they could give up the bull (*)(*)(*)(*) and actually support what they say they do (small gov, fiscal conservatism, liberty, America).
    If you support the NSA and domestic spying, the NDAA and the extrajudicial killing of US citizens overseas, the PATRIOT Act and the erosion of our rights it has caused, the TSA and the security theater it performs, and the militarization of our police and their lack of accountability, then you are a bigger threat to our freedom and way of life than any of the terrorist organizations that these items were enacted to fight could ever be.

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    Christie had his 15 min of fame. I wouldn't vote for him for dog-catcher now.

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    Weren't you claiming a few days ago that Christie was forced to kiss Obama's ass because otherwise they wouldn't get any federal aid?

    What's the next conspiracy theory? That Obama had the aliens take away the real Christie and had him replace him with an a shape shifter who walks and talk like Christie but is out to garner support for Obama?

    Geez. Do you guys realize how stupid you sound?
    When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. - Socrates

    Let's stop pretending the US Government is concerned about democracy and freedom of other nations. It does not even care for the lives of innocent civilians outside its borders and anyone who supports its actions is just as guilty. Let's not just pretend to be good like Hitler, but actually be good.

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    I wouldn't count Christie out. Romney didn't lose because of Christie. Romney lost because of Romney. He went soft after the first debate. He had the momentum, and his handlers and advisors told him to play it safe and coast to the finish.

    Christie although a moderate would make a good president. However, I don't think the Republicans will stand a chance of winning next go round without a woman or a minority on the top of the ticket. The democrats are just to racist against Whites.
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