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CPAC Unwise to Snub Christie, Gays

Ken2168 Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 11:40 PM
In this I've got to disagree. The reason Cristie's been snubbed isn't because he may not be elected, it's because he's not a conservative. If the Republican party doesn't stand for at least a few basic things--lower taxes, smaller government, the Second Amendment--then there is no party; it's just a bunch of people pandering for votes, not an organization with overarching goals.
Peter906 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 12:17 AM
I think that those "basic things" are precisely what are standing in the way of Republicans winning elections; not enough people agree with them. They'll win votes in Wyoming and Arkansas, but not in cities, not among many minorities, not among many of the young.
Dan427 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 1:20 AM
There is a party for those who don't believe those "basic things"...it's called the Democrat Party. The failing of conservatives is not what we believe; it is that we haven't been able to get our message through to the low information voters. Conservatism is an intellectual endeavor that requires some mental effort and a deep respect and understanding of the Constitution. Christie knows the mentality of New Jersey voters and is appealing to them to get reelected. He is the consummate East Coast politician....utterly devoid of principle, reading the tea leaves to stay in power.
iprazhm Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 10:09 AM
Then you are not, by defintion a republican.

What can you do with a man like Chris Christie?

The answer, according to many with the conservative movement: Throw him overboard. And while we're at it, let's toss the gays over the side too.

The popular governor of New Jersey has certainly angered many conservatives, including this humble scribe. During the crucial final days of the presidential election, Christie didn't merely embrace President Obama, he all but endorsed him.

Then, during the congressional fight over the disaster-relief bill for victims of superstorm Sandy -- a bill with more pork in it than a Jimmy Dean factory -- Christie denounced Republicans...