Chris Christie Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • Armstrong Williams - We Are Still Building This!

    We Are Still Building This!

    Armstrong Williams
    Posted: 8/28/2012 11:23:00 AM EST
    The theme for this year's Republican National Convention in Tampa is We Did Build That! It's an interesting choice of a theme. There are a lot of options this year: Governor Romney is running against a president who simply hasn't got anything right. Even the death of Osama Bin Laden, it turns out, is something that he bungled, since we saw him "spike the football" about it when his poll numbers started looking scary (incidentally, they haven't got any better since then).
  • Neil McCabe - Womack Seeks to Close Quill Loophole, Force Online Stores to Pay State Sales Tax

    Womack Seeks to Close Quill Loophole, Force Online Stores to Pay State Sales Tax

    Neil McCabe
    Posted: 8/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    When President George H. W. Bush raised taxes in the 1990 budget deal, it not only meant breaking his “Read my lips” promise with the American people. It was also from that time forward that conservatives in Congress have opposed any and all tax increases.
  • Bob Barr - Internet Sales Tax – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    Internet Sales Tax – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    Bob Barr
    Posted: 7/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Your taxes are about to be raised; and guess who’s behind it. Here’s a clue – it’s not the Democrats. Despite all the talk about reducing the size and scope of government during their campaigns, and railing against President Barack Obama’s proposed tax hikes, a number of Republican governors are advocating for a sales tax on Internet sales.
  • Randall DeSoto - Republican Governors Lead the Way

    Republican Governors Lead the Way

    Randall DeSoto
    Posted: 7/17/2012 1:28:00 PM EST
    If we as a nation want to know what it will take to get back on track, we need look no further than what Republican Governors are doing throughout the country. The principles they are following are the key to our salvation and lead down the exact opposite road Barack Obama and the Democrats want to take to go “FORWARD.”
  • Brian and Garrett Fahy - Beyond the Beltway -  Reading the Tea Leaves of Another Tea Party Election

    Beyond the Beltway - Reading the Tea Leaves of Another Tea Party Election

    Brian and Garrett Fahy
    Posted: 6/21/2012 12:03:00 PM EST
    In 2000 and 2004, before the advent of the Tea Party, George W. Bush won Nevada, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and the White House. In 2008, Barack Obama did the same. This year, Mr. Obama is unlikely to repeat this accomplishment. According to recent polling, these states, save Indiana, are up for grabs.
  • Townhall.com Staff - Chris Christie’s Obamacare Acquiescence

    Chris Christie’s Obamacare Acquiescence

    Townhall.com Staff
    Posted: 5/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    New Jersey’s governor may have a “conservative rock star” persona, but when it comes to the government takeover of health care Chris Christie has done nothing to stop it
  • Terry Paulson - Time to End the U.S. Debt Accelerator Baseline Budgeting

    Time to End the U.S. Debt Accelerator Baseline Budgeting

    Terry Paulson
    Posted: 5/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Have you ever wondered how President Obama's budget can be unanimously defeated by both the House (414-0) and the Senate (97-0) and how the U.S. Senate can go three years without submitting or passing a single budget and yet government spending keeps exploding and the federal debt keeps growing?
  • Doug Giles - Whitney Houston Was Correct: Crack Was Wack

    Whitney Houston Was Correct: Crack Was Wack

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 2/19/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    During a 2002 ABC interview Whitney Houston told an inquiring Diane Sawyer that “crack is wack.” She was correct: Crack is wack, and in the final analysis, abusing it (and many, many other drugs and alcohol) whacked Whitney.


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