Chris Christie Columns on Townhall

  • John Ransom - I'm Honored by Comrade Tool

    I'm Honored by Comrade Tool

    John Ransom
    Posted: 6/30/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
  • Derek Hunter - Conservatives, Republicans and Self-Inflicted Wounds

    Conservatives, Republicans and Self-Inflicted Wounds

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 3/10/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Circular firing squads are about as helpful as they sound, yet they are something at which some Republicans excel. I do my best to avoid engaging in them. To paraphrase President Reagan, my 80 percent friend is not my 20 percent enemy. But sometimes my 80 percent friends do something 100 percent stupid, and pretending they didn’t could cause more damage than calling them out on it.
  • Cal  Thomas - The Downside of Orthodoxy

    The Downside of Orthodoxy

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 3/5/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    It's a safe bet that most conservative Republicans would rush to support a political leader with the following record, especially in a traditionally Democratic state:
  • Katie Kieffer - Ask Siri About CPAC 2013

    Ask Siri About CPAC 2013

    Katie Kieffer
    Posted: 3/4/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    “What is CPAC 2013? There is an app in the iTunes store called CPAC 2013. You must know something about this event!”
  • Star Parker - More Republican Governors Drink Medicaid Kool-Aid

    More Republican Governors Drink Medicaid Kool-Aid

    Star Parker
    Posted: 3/4/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has become the eighth Republican governor to agree to expand Medicaid coverage in his state under the provisions of Obamacare.
  • Jonah Goldberg - CPAC Unwise to Snub Christie, Gays

    CPAC Unwise to Snub Christie, Gays

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 3/1/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    What can you do with a man like Chris Christie?
  • Scottie Hughes - For Whom the Pork Toils

    For Whom the Pork Toils

    Scottie Hughes
    Posted: 2/19/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Why should the Republicans we've elected stand up to cut spending and cut Government when the base is not willing to do the same?
  • John Hawkins - The 10 Biggest Political Debacles of 2012

    The 10 Biggest Political Debacles of 2012

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 1/5/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    After defeating Richard Lugar, he should have been able to easily retain the GOP’s Senate seat in a state that Mitt Romney won by 10 points.
  • Paul Driessen - The Political Superstorm that Devastated New York

    The Political Superstorm that Devastated New York

    Paul Driessen
    Posted: 12/29/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    “Superstorm” Sandy killed more than 100 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and left millions without food, water, electricity, sanitation or shelter for days or even weeks. Our thoughts and prayers remain focused on its victims, many of whom are still grieving as they struggle with the storm’s wintry aftermath and try to rebuild their lives.
  • Rich Galen - Watch the Governors

    Watch the Governors

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 11/19/2012 2:31:00 PM EST
    We know Romney was too conservative in the primaries and too moderate in the general. We know Romney didn't run enough ads in the Spring then ran too many ads in the Fall. We know Republicans depended too much on their turnout operation and too little on messaging. We know Republicans depended too much on messaging and too little on their turnout operation. We know the GOP and the Super PACs were too focused on fundraising and we know the Obama campaign raised more than enough money. We know … well, you know what we know.
  • Walter E. Williams - Disaster Ignorance

    Disaster Ignorance

    Walter E. Williams
    Posted: 11/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    We conservatives may never reach a consensus among ourselves as to the main factors that caused our election defeat, but surely we can agree that we must do a better job of selling our ideas.
  • Mary Grabar - Obama: Replacing the Tuxedo with the Bomber Jacket

    Obama: Replacing the Tuxedo with the Bomber Jacket

    Mary Grabar
    Posted: 11/5/2012 12:30:00 PM EST
    Liberal media outlets presented President Obama as a competent and compassionate leader in the time of a natural disaster, last week’s Hurricane Sandy. Some attribute Obama’s slight bump up in the polls to the hurricane.
  • Kyle Olson - Why Stephen Colbert's Inaccurate Assessment of Education is no Laughing Matter

    Why Stephen Colbert's Inaccurate Assessment of Education is no Laughing Matter

    Kyle Olson
    Posted: 10/17/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    I like Stephen Colbert. His brand of humor is very funny, and he reminds us how important it is to sometimes laugh at our politicians.
  • Thomas Sowell - Can Republicans Talk?

    Can Republicans Talk?

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 9/18/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The first time I saw Chris Christie on television, shortly after he became governor of New Jersey, my immediate reaction was, "My Gosh! A Talking Republican!" It was almost like seeing a talking giraffe or a talking salamander.
  • Byron York - Amid 2012 Race, Lots of Politicking for Next Time

    Amid 2012 Race, Lots of Politicking for Next Time

    Byron York
    Posted: 9/4/2012 1:48:00 PM EST
    South Carolina is not a swing state. Solidly Republican, it will vote for Mitt Romney by a large margin this November. So why would Gov. Chris Christie, a top Romney supporter and surrogate as well as the GOP convention's keynote speaker, take time out of an extremely busy schedule to visit the South Carolina delegation at the Republican convention in Tampa?
  • Maggie Gallagher - 2016: The Next GOP Generation

    2016: The Next GOP Generation

    Maggie Gallagher
    Posted: 8/30/2012 2:45:00 PM EST
    The future of the Republican Party was on display in Tampa, Fla., as the roll of speakers before Mitt Romney provided a preview of nomination battles in 2016 and beyond.
  • Cal  Thomas - Big Boy (And Girl) Night

    Big Boy (And Girl) Night

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 8/30/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The delayed opening of the Republican National Convention worked to the advantage of the GOP by both heightening anticipation and forcing the elimination of extraneous speakers, which there are always too many of at these things.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Romney's Big Night

    Romney's Big Night

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 8/30/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    His "whole life has prepared him for this moment – to meet serious challenges in a serious way, without excuses and idle words. After four years of getting the run-around, America needs a turnaround, and the man for the job is Governor Mitt Romney."
  • Ben Shapiro - Democrats Shaking in Their Boots

    Democrats Shaking in Their Boots

    Ben Shapiro
    Posted: 8/29/2012 2:08:00 PM EST
    The Republican National Convention started off as an anxiety-ridden, soggy, depressing mess on Monday morning. By Tuesday night, the Democratic Party and Barack Obama in particular had to be an anxiety-ridden, soggy, depressing mess.
  • Debra J. Saunders - A Good Night for Real Contrast

    A Good Night for Real Contrast

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 8/29/2012 12:14:00 PM EST
    Tuesday night was Good Cop/Bad Cop night at the Republican National Convention. Ann Romney played the good cop; the keynote speaker, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, played the bad cop.