Well, for heck's sakes, you don't expect any of them to accept
personal responsibility do you?That's only for people they
Christie was not the problem. It was a candidate and his party that tried to
sell something unpalatable to a changing demographic. Women weren't buying
their abortion and anti women's heath planks, Latino's were not buying
their views on immigration reform, black's heard all of the racist dog
whistles and strident disrespect for a black president, and the middle class was
not fooled by an economic plan would be good for anyone but the extremely
wealthy. Finally, they just could not trust a man who seemed to be on every
side of every position, mendacious in the extreme, and who was afraid to release
his tax returns for years prior to his formal candidacy for the presidency.
Shhhh, Mike. Your neighbors will upset. Truth seems to do strange things to
the emotional health of conservatives.
I agree with the gist of this article. I think that Chris Christie has killed
his chance at any national party affiliation. I don't think any party will
trust him to be the good soldier any party wants. Too bad...I found
his bluntness and honesty refreshing.
Well, one thing about me, "One old Man", is that I have a very big
mouth, especially when I am right. "Tell truth to power" is my motto.
Who says you're right, Mike?
Well, most recently, the majority of the American voters for president. But
ain't that kind of obvious "one old man"?
one old man/Mike in Cedar City"Majority" and "right"
are not synonyms(When Bush was elected did you agree that
Republicans were right?)Many of us question the fashionable
intolerance of political correctness precisely because speaking "truth to
power" means questioning hate performed in the name of popular social
movements just as much as questioning hate performed in the name of god,
motherhood and patriotism (perhaps even more so)I still question
Obama because his election does not mean he is right - merely that he won
It was a combination of Hurricane Sandy and Chris Christieâ€™s love affair
with Obama that cost Romney the election. He thanked Obama for doing his job
like a love-struck teenage girl. Yet he would not even meet with Romney? Now
its coming out that he was phoning Obama and Bruce Springsteen on Air Force one.
He even called Obama to congratulate him on his victory, yet only e-mailed
Romney. This is Romneyâ€™s Keynote Speaker! His counterpart on the
Democratic side was Bill Clinton. Did you see Bill Clinton acting that way
toward Romney at the end of the election? Of course not. At the most critical
time Chrisite dignified Obama and diminished Romney during a huge national
crisis with all kinds of press. It is political high treason. There are hundreds
of ways he could have handled this crisis with the president. He picked the
worst possible way for our presidential hopes of getting a conservative in
office. I'm a conservative but I could not vote for him on a national
Christie didn't do anything wrong but trying to attend to the needs of his
people while working with the president. He gave a compliment and hug showing
emotional support in a time of need. Nothing more needs to be said. He
wasn't a Judas to his party. As far as the Romney loss, I think Romney did
well on some fronts. The results were surprising and showed that the Republican
Party as now constituted is flawed. Simple demographics. It wasn't just
Romney that had a tough night, I would say the Republican Party did worse than
Romney as many tea-party candidates got waxed in many states and Mia Love
couldn't win a gift-wrapped gerrymandered district. It shows that the
reasons for defeat were a bit deeper than even Romney's weaknesses in
ideology and strategy, and Christie really is a small, small part of any defeat
I find it odd that republicans are blaming the Romney loss on the hurricane and
surrounding efforts to help people.You do realize you are saying
that a legally defined "ACT OF GOD" put Obama back in office right?I believe it was an act of god too.
@sly spy it was hurricane Romney and the GOP's love for their chicken
little/conspiracy theory approach to campaigning that lost him the election.
WHAM! -Mitt got WHAMMED!W-White womenH-HispanicsA-African AmericansM- Millennials (young people)
Chris Christie 2016
Please, Republicans, by all means, go right ahead and believe that the your
losses were the result of Hurricane Sandy and Governor Christie's
cooperating with the federal government to ease his state's suffering. No adjustment to your platform, party leadership or relationship to
voters is needed.Please, hold fast to the belief that if there had
been no Sandy that your party's positions and behaviors would have been
just fine with the majority of voters.You made certainty without
evidence more important to you than evidence without certainty. Be sure to keep
doing that.Do more to try to suppress the vote, tilt the economy in
favor of the already wealthy, and keep on working to strip women of the right to
control their own bodies. The public was clearly ok with that during this
election.Never forget that the changing demographics of our nation,
and the public's ability to fact-check for themselves using Google and
Yahoo, are only temporary aberrations - they'll all go away with time.And above all, be sure to always get your news only from conservative
cable channels and blogs. Stay the course, Republicans.
Howard B. is correct. A catastrophe happens, and what are you going to do as
governor? Go to Romney in hopes of getting a can or two of baked beans, or talk
to the man who is in a position to offer REAL help? Christie was correct in
putting his people first. Blue is also right. Pointing fingers in a kind of
circular firing squad only helps people see the GOP as the really are - aging
@Screwdriver -- I think you're right. Clearly God wanted Obama to win!
Governor Christie did hurt the central message of Romney's late attack ads,
which was "I can reach across the aisle, and President Obama cannot."
The pictures of the President and Governor Christie surveying the damage caused
by Hurricane Sandy, and Christie's honest praise for the President's
competent and compassionate response to the hurricane, left may of my fellow
Pennsylvanians, and our NJ neighbors, even more convinced that the failure to
compromise is more the result of Republican obstinacy than because of the
It is doubtful that the election was still up for grabs when Hurricane Sandy
struck the East Coast. It may be surmised that 100% of the Romney voters had
made up their mind after the first debate. All the money spent demonizing the
president,, all of the propaganda generated by the Right, had probably earned
Romney 80-90% of his votes BEFORE he was even nominated.95% of
current Republicans would never vote Democratic. They had purged any Republican
who showed any semblance of moderation. As far as the Republican base was
concerned, Barack Obama was toast right after his election in 2008. They hated
the president because he was president or, as they often argued, he wasn't
THEIR president. Republicans couldn't understand why their message
wasn't getting through so they repeated it, and repeated it, over and over
and convinced themselves that they were going to win in 2012 and take THEIR
nation back.In an election that they were supposed to win, the
Republican machine determined that they could say everything and anything in
this election because the Republican base believed everything and anything it
was told. They expected independents to believe the same extremist partisan
I wonder who is going to pay off our bills. Last count was about $200 trillion
plus. Christie is in rehab. Can he come out of it? Depends on what he does in