Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
Bandersnatch 2024
GnuBreed 2024
Captain Hate 2023
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups

« The GOP Isn't Going To Be Able To Force A Defunding Of ObamaCare | Main | Obama 1: You Know, A Lot of Reporters Tell Me How Awesome My Economic Insights Are
Obama 2: We've Learned By Now That I Am an Amazing Speech-Maker »
July 26, 2013

Chris Christie: Libertarians Like Rand Paul Are Kind Of Dangerous, Huh?

Welcome to 2016. It's on.

Mr. Christie had told fellow GOP governors in Aspen, Colo., on Thursday that Mr. Paul is part of a “strain of libertarianism that’s going through parties right now and making big headlines I think is a very dangerous thought.”

Mr. Christie on Thursday also once again found a way to compliment President Obama while slapping at Mr. Paul.

“President Obama has done nothing to change the policies of the Bush administration in the war on terrorism,” he told fellow Republican governors at a meeting.

“And I mean practically nothing,” he said. “And you know why? Cause they work.”

Christie then suggested that Paul sit down with widows and orphans from 9/11 and explain his position to them.

Why should Paul or anyone not thrilled with extensive and illegal surveillance have to explain why the failures of Bill Clinton (noted non-libertarian) invalidates their positions?

This is Christie's MO..make big outrageous charges to put his opponents on the defensive. Honestly, it was a lot more fun when he was using on Democrats. Once he gets beyond his re-election campaign in NJ, where he's working hard to run up the bi-partisan score, he'll turn to his presidential bid.

My prediction: Absent some sort of complete meltdown in NJ in the next 2 years, he'll be the GOP nominee in 2016.

He's going to win "the invisible primary" for money, endorsements and campaign staff.

Don't think so? The GOP big donors are going to love his bi-partisan appeal (who else in the field could win in a state like Jersey? Twice. You want the great white whale of Pennsylvania? Christie is your man.).

I'm not saying that "the establishment" will select him and it's over but on balance, more money and organization is better than less. He'll have the donors from DC to Boston locked up, plus I'm sure his good buddy Mitt Romney will share his list with him.

Voters will pick him because, while he'll piss off some vocal ones, he'll please plenty of others...RINOs will love him for his willingness to scold conservatives, unlike Romney he's unquestionably pro-life, he's run rough shod over Democrats for years in NJ so he's not going to be out done in the "tougher on Democrats" contest than anyone, including Scott Walker (who just doesn't have the big name recognition like Christie), and he's obviously going to appeal to hawks.

While his acceptance of ObamaCare money for Medicaid expansion will annoy conservatives, by 2016 the fight won't be over how to repeal ObamaCare, it will be how to make it workable a bit more conservative. Christie will trot out his pension reforms to check that off.

Yeah, he's on Team Amnesty but again, squishes will love that.

And don't forget he can give the hardcore conservative and I love America speeches as well as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.

He'll be the "Not Ted Cruz/Rick Perry/Rand Paul" candidate for the establishment once Rubio is seen to be damaged goods.

Honestly, there's a lot to like about Christie from a Republican point of view (as opposed to a conservative one) and my guess is many conservatives who say they'll never support him will come around.

digg this
posted by DrewM. at 11:53 AM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Tuna: "Morning, insomaniacals! I carefully did not use th ..."

Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere [/i] [/b]: "As for the Founding Fathers' drinking habits, in 1 ..."

Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere [/i] [/b]: "Morning, insomaniacals! I carefully did not use t ..."

John Drake High Atop The Kopet Dag Realizes That It IS The Caspian Sea!: "Watching The Deadliest Catch season opener with Mr ..."

Adriane the Director with Beret and Megaphone Critic. . .: "Ah well. Time to hit the ‘Hey!’ ..."

Adriane the Director with Beret and Megaphone Critic. . .: "[i] Time to make Friday happen Posted by: Skip [/ ..."

Skip : "Time to make Friday happen ..."

Adriane the Xotic Pet Critic. . .: "[i] I like that. With your permission I'd like to ..."

Ciampino - FAFO has a new expansion: "373 Well, you know what they say … Fudd awou ..."

Adriane the Xotic Pet Critic. . .: "Well, you know what they say … Fudd awound n ..."

Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u]: "[i]...So they just Fudded around? Posted by: Cia ..."

Ciampino - He's fallen in the water Jim: "370 So they just Fudded around? ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64