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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:47 AM

Scarborough: ‘The Seeds Are Being Planted Right Now For The Destruction Of The House Republican

Majority’

On Thursday’s show, Joe Scarborough, ever introspective about his own party, naturally took to discussing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie‘s harsh press conference, in which he squarely placed the blame for delayed Hurricane Sandy aid on House Speaker John Boehner‘s shoulders. Scarborough lauded Christie as an excellent politician who does the right thing — and bore an ominous message for his fellow Republicans.

“I don’t mean in any way to denigrate Chris Christie’s obviously heartfelt views about this, but man, as a political matter, John Boehner’s Christmas present to Chris Christie is this thing,” John Heilemann remarked.

The rest of the crew didn’t disagree, as Heilemann went on to add: “You know, Chris Christie, 2016, it’s not a bad place to be to be in opposition to a congressional Republican Party — I’m saying even within the Republican Party — a congressional Republican Party that is crumbling.”

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/scarborough-the-seeds-are-being-planted-right-now-for-the-destruction-of-the-house-republican-majority/

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tridim Jan 2013 #4
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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:50 AM

1. Yeah - but standing up for your state is sort of what a governor is supposed to do

It's not actually that courageous. I mean - yes, good, it discomforts House Republicans who have proven themselves to be obstructionist jerks who care more about their cracked ideology than they do about America.

But, still, Christie doesn't deserve all that much credit.

Bryant

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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:52 AM

2. I hate to say this, but I think Christie will be formidable if he can make it thru a primary. I....

think many people are looking at him with fresh eyes, and I don't just mean Republicans. I would never vote for him, but I can certainly see his appeal to Independents and Moderates.

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:01 AM

4. The GOP is not going to forget what he said. I'm guessing he'll have to run as an independent.

And likely beat the Republican candidate.

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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:53 AM

3. and the tea baggers had nothing to do with it Joe?

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