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Chris Christie is not Governor of the United States

Dan_NV Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 11:25 AM
First, to use Christie in conjunction with conservative is an oxymoron. You know that Chris Christie will be a problem for Republicans when the whole of the liberal media is already promoting him for the Republican ticket in 2016. I suspect that the GOP establishment and the RNC are already making their game plan for how to stick us with Christie in the primaries. Heaven forbid we get an actual conservative like a Scott Walker. I would add Rubio to that mix but the jury is still out on his actual conservative bona fides. I still can’t get a flavor for how conservatives and Tea Party supporters are going to act as we move to the off year election but my hope is it won’t be passive.
Magna Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 5:05 PM
No he was booted as a fake -he received his punishment -off in to the sunset or wherever you came in that beat up pickup truck with all of those fast food wrappers and trash that had the made you a media darling for a whole 15 minutes -too bad you forgot why and who got you elected sucker !You flipped quicker and worse than the grand chicken plucker himself -Hussien-now that is an honor to have accomplshed such a feat !
Stuart95 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 8:04 PM
supercarp Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 1:03 PM
It is possible to be fiscally conservative and socially liberal. I'm not sure what an "actual conservative" is, but I fear it involves a good deal of posturing and paranoia.
Stuart95 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 1:25 PM
I don't begrudge the strong moral sentiments usually attributed to "conservatives", but insistence on carrying morals into non-crime policy makes for a too-small tent.

People on the lower economic tiers (Romney's 47%) has historically been a fluid group - lots of moving between income quintiles. Democratic policy encourages people to trade the opportunity to move to a higher income quintile for the safety and comfort of living on the dole. We've got to elect a fiscally conservative government before that fluid 47% turns into a fixed 55%. That's going to require concessions on social policy.
Stuart95 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
Ditto on Rubio.

Scott Walker may be an "actual conservative", but can he build a winning coalition with conservatives, other Republicans, libertarians, and independents? Not sure an "actual conservative" can unseat the Democratic entitlement juggernaut.

I don't know a great deal about Ted Cruz, but I like what I've seen. May be a flash in the pan.
Magna Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 5:20 PM
I believe as much as I can in Ted Cruz and I am guarded with my allegiances -I am still not sold on Mark Rubio as much as I wish to be as many are excited about him as the next potential candidate .

Let me say on the record that I don’t really care about New Jersey. I know very little about it. But, I know this much: I don’t want to live there and I don’t want the rest of the United States to resemble New Jersey.

For me New Jersey is the Joe Piscopo character asking anyone and everyone “Are you from Jersey? I’m from Jersey.”

Also, I’ve never seen the TV show “Jersey Shore,” but still I don’t like it. And know that I don’t want the rest of the country to resemble it, either.

It’s the state that elected...