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“animis opibusque parati”

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#3 Nov 8, 2012
I fully expect Chris Christie to switch parties and run on the D ticket in 2016.
Because he doesn't stand a snowball's chance in hell of running on the R ticket.
Corpulent jackass.
Karl

Sharon Center, OH

#4 Nov 8, 2012
Eat a fat one, Fatboy!

When this nation burns, I don't want to be around when his corpse rests on the pyre.

“Queen of my domain”

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#5 Nov 8, 2012
I can't fault Christie. He did what was politically expedient to do, given the event that brought catastrophic disaster to NJ. He needed federal assistance, it wasn't going to serve him well to play divisive politics.

Notice he did have things, still has things, under better control than did Bloomberg and Cuomo...

Problem is the GOP is internally divided and can't function well, it hasn't for quite some time. It gets too easily swayed onto issues IMHO that aren't what are critical right now (things such as abortion and the Sandra Fluke birth control issue)-- we needed MORE emphasis and internal "togetherness" on fiscal issues and constitutional issues instead of getting shredded by the left on really what I think are marginal issues such as abortion and birth control (and I think of all, you should understand my stance on those issues -- I just don't think they're drivers in our political environment right now). The right bites the bait all too often that the left hangs out there about those issues, and Sandra Fluke WAS bait.
Karl

Sharon Center, OH

#6 Nov 8, 2012
gokeefe wrote:
I can't fault Christie. He did what was politically expedient to do, given the event that brought catastrophic disaster to NJ. He needed federal assistance, it wasn't going to serve him well to play divisive politics.
Notice he did have things, still has things, under better control than did Bloomberg and Cuomo...
Problem is the GOP is internally divided and can't function well, it hasn't for quite some time. It gets too easily swayed onto issues IMHO that aren't what are critical right now (things such as abortion and the Sandra Fluke birth control issue)-- we needed MORE emphasis and internal "togetherness" on fiscal issues and constitutional issues instead of getting shredded by the left on really what I think are marginal issues such as abortion and birth control (and I think of all, you should understand my stance on those issues -- I just don't think they're drivers in our political environment right now). The right bites the bait all too often that the left hangs out there about those issues, and Sandra Fluke WAS bait.
Fluke is FSA, f*ck that.

“Queen of my domain”

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#7 Nov 8, 2012
Karl wrote:
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Fluke is FSA, f*ck that.
True. But I think the GOP could've fought that battle a bit more intelligently and not on the left's terms.

Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#8 Nov 8, 2012
gokeefe wrote:
I can't fault Christie. He did what was politically expedient to do, given the event that brought catastrophic disaster to NJ. He needed federal assistance, it wasn't going to serve him well to play divisive politics.
Notice he did have things, still has things, under better control than did Bloomberg and Cuomo...
Problem is the GOP is internally divided and can't function well, it hasn't for quite some time. It gets too easily swayed onto issues IMHO that aren't what are critical right now (things such as abortion and the Sandra Fluke birth control issue)-- we needed MORE emphasis and internal "togetherness" on fiscal issues and constitutional issues instead of getting shredded by the left on really what I think are marginal issues such as abortion and birth control (and I think of all, you should understand my stance on those issues -- I just don't think they're drivers in our political environment right now). The right bites the bait all too often that the left hangs out there about those issues, and Sandra Fluke WAS bait.
It's not so much taking the bait as being forced to respond to outright lies propagated through the MSM. As the gays used to say in the '90s, "Silence = Death."
Karl

Sharon Center, OH

#9 Nov 8, 2012
gokeefe wrote:
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True. But I think the GOP could've fought that battle a bit more intelligently and not on the left's terms.
You can't respond to stupid with intelligence.

Ridicule is the only option. But better to emphasize FSA than promiscuity.

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#10 Nov 8, 2012
Cleavon Little wrote:
<quoted text>It's not so much taking the bait as being forced to respond to outright lies propagated through the MSM. As the gays used to say in the '90s, "Silence = Death."
Amen. The right has to find a cohesive and sane way to respond. Often the responses, while well-intentioned, come from a center of anger rather than rationality and level-headedness. Unfortunately, the party itself is not cohesive. See the backbiting going on with Christie--who had an agenda as governor to protect his own state. What was he to do? Use the populace of NJ as a political football? I find that wrong in so many ways....

“Queen of my domain”

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#11 Nov 8, 2012
Karl wrote:
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You can't respond to stupid with intelligence.
Ridicule is the only option. But better to emphasize FSA than promiscuity.
I'm not sure ridicule is the only option. A funny one, often.

But it doesn't promote solutions unfortunately, often compounds the problem.

Fluke was a fluke in my view...a bit ugly worm. It fanned the fires for female support for Obamacare. No responses that I had seen attacked the situation with cold, level-headed financial facts such as an FSA -- flexible spending account -- which I discussed a long time back. The entire discussion about the costs of birth control and going down that gnat's ass was ugly and stupid because birth control is NOT a great cost. A person can easily sock away $500 or more a year in an FSA -- pre-tax -- without a lot of pain per year to cover the costs. Win-win.

Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#12 Nov 8, 2012
gokeefe wrote:
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Amen. The right has to find a cohesive and sane way to respond. Often the responses, while well-intentioned, come from a center of anger rather than rationality and level-headedness. Unfortunately, the party itself is not cohesive. See the backbiting going on with Christie--who had an agenda as governor to protect his own state. What was he to do? Use the populace of NJ as a political football? I find that wrong in so many ways....
He could have simply been totally professional. He wasn't.
In fact, here's quite a pathetic example:

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Monday that he was moved to tears by recent interactions with singer Bruce Springsteen, who hugged the governor at a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy on Friday and spoke with Christie by phone on Monday while flying aboard Air Force One with President Obama.

Christie, a Republican, is an ardent fan of Springsteen, a noted liberal who was traveling with the president to Columbus, Ohio, after playing at an Obama rally in Madison, Wis. Christie said during a press briefing that Obama called during the flight to discuss New Jersey’s recovery from Sandy and then handed the phone to Springsteen.

“[Obama] told me in times of real difficulty, he thought that the only thing better than one Jersey guy were two Jersey guys, and he put Bruce Springsteen on the phone,” Christie said.

“Bruce said to me how proud he was of his state and how proud he was of the people of this state and how tough they are,” Christie added.“And he’ll be back to the Jersey Shore soon.”

Christie recalled meeting Springsteen three days earlier at the benefit concert.

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Click to contact candidates or elected officials about this issue.“We hugged,” Christie said.“He told me it’s official: We’re friends. I told the president today, actually, that the hug was great and when we got home, there was a lot of weeping because of the hug. And the president asked why. I said,‘Well, to be honest, I was the one doing the weeping.’”
http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2...

What a disgraceful pansy-ass loser.

Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#13 Nov 8, 2012
I have to post this again out of sheer incredulity:

Christie said.“He told me it’s official: We’re friends. I told the president today, actually, that the hug was great and when we got home, there was a lot of weeping because of the hug. And the president asked why. I said,‘Well, to be honest, I was the one doing the weeping.’”

What a "man."

“animis opibusque parati”

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#15 Nov 8, 2012
Cleavon Little wrote:
I have to post this again out of sheer incredulity:
Christie said.“He told me it’s official: We’re friends. I told the president today, actually, that the hug was great and when we got home, there was a lot of weeping because of the hug. And the president asked why. I said,‘Well, to be honest, I was the one doing the weeping.’”
What a "man."
The Muslim-loving, obsequious tool will carry the mantle of Obama perfectly in 2016.
Stranger things have happened.

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#17 Nov 8, 2012
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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If you noticed, Kasich wasn't exactly out in front for Romney, either. Maybe the Mormon secret society gives everybody the creeps?
Kasich's a Midwest conservative.
Christie's an East Coast liberal.

If anyone could have been rallied liberals and independents for Romney, it's Christie.
It's always hard to get conservatives to support a liberal.
Karl

Sharon Center, OH

#19 Nov 8, 2012
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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If you noticed, Kasich wasn't exactly out in front for Romney, either. Maybe the Mormon secret society gives everybody the creeps?
Kasich is interested in re-election. If the Dems run NRA A Rated Tim Ryan, he's in trouble.
Karl

Sharon Center, OH

#20 Nov 8, 2012
-tip- wrote:
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Kasich's a Midwest conservative.
Christie's an East Coast liberal.
If anyone could have been rallied liberals and independents for Romney, it's Christie.
It's always hard to get conservatives to support a liberal.
The congressional record of Kasich isn't fully conservative.

He has moved rightward over the years. But Jim Jordan he is not.

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#21 Nov 8, 2012
Karl wrote:
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The congressional record of Kasich isn't fully conservative.
He has moved rightward over the years. But Jim Jordan he is not.
In comparison to Romney...he's golden.
Karl

Sharon Center, OH

#22 Nov 8, 2012
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In comparison to Romney...he's golden.
Which Romney?

1994
2002
2008
2012 primary
2012 general

2nd term Obama Commerce Sec?

“animis opibusque parati”

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#23 Nov 8, 2012
Karl wrote:
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Which Romney?
1994
2002
2008
2012 primary
2012 general
2nd term Obama Commerce Sec?
Exactly.
Karl

Sharon Center, OH

#25 Nov 8, 2012
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Kasich has always been in tune with this area. Conservative but not a neanderthal, or as one local Democrat judge lamented early ;last year, "What happened to the old John Kasich? I miss him. Sounds like he got brainwashed into thinking the public wants what talk radio hosts push."
That audience should be the only people allowed to vote.

Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#27 Nov 8, 2012
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Kasich has always been in tune with this area. Conservative but not a neanderthal, or as one local Democrat judge lamented early ;last year, "What happened to the old John Kasich? I miss him. Sounds like he got brainwashed into thinking the public wants what talk radio hosts push."
He was a bit of a gun grabber in Congress 15 years ago. He modified that stance or else he would have lost the gubernatorial election to Strickland.

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