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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:44 AM

Christie as ‘Rock Star’ Has Republicans Set to Ride Wave

Christie as ‘Rock Star’ Has Republicans Set to Ride Wave
By Terrence Dopp - Nov 28, 2012 5:00 AM CT.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the outspoken Republican, would beat all likely challengers if a vote for his re-election were held tomorrow, according to a new poll. Still, that won’t ensure an easy win next November.

Democrats hold a 3-2 edge among registered voters. The state hasn’t elected a Republican to the U.S. Senate since 1972 and went for the Democrat in the past six presidential votes. Christie’s 2009 ouster of Democrat Jon Corzine was the first time a Republican won the governor’s office since 1997.

Yet riding a wave of goodwill from his handling of storm damage from Sandy, Christie led his nearest potential Democratic challenger, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, 53 percent to 35 percent, a survey released today by Quinnipiac University shows. Maurice Carroll, director of the school’s polling institute, said the governor has a strong position heading into an election year.

“In New Jersey, voters make us work for our victories,” said Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, a Republican from Little Silver who described the governor’s recent approval ratings as “rock star” numbers.

More:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-28/christie-as-rock-star-has-republicans-set-to-ride-wave.html

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Reply Christie as ‘Rock Star’ Has Republicans Set to Ride Wave (Original post)
Judi Lynn Nov 2012 OP
Atman Nov 2012 #1
Diclotican Nov 2012 #2
young but wise Nov 2012 #3
Pholus Nov 2012 #4
CTyankee Nov 2012 #6
Atman Nov 2012 #11
Pholus Nov 2012 #17
Atman Nov 2012 #19
Pholus Nov 2012 #20
Zoeisright Nov 2012 #12
CTyankee Nov 2012 #13
Atman Nov 2012 #14
NewJeffCT Nov 2012 #5
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #9
Pholus Nov 2012 #18
tabbycat31 Nov 2012 #7
Sunlei Nov 2012 #8
apnu Nov 2012 #10
Atman Nov 2012 #15
marlakay Nov 2012 #16
courseofhistory Nov 2012 #21

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:23 AM

1. If Christie jumps in, there'll be a wave alright!

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Response to Atman (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:50 AM

2. Atman

Atman

Somewhat evil yes?. .

Diclotican

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Response to Atman (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:22 AM

3. ............

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Response to Atman (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:26 AM

4. Oh ha ha ha. Fat joke. I get it! What a funny!


Al Gore: "The climate is changing and we need to do something!"

The right: "You're fat! Hehehehe."

Glad to see we take the higher road and all that.

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Response to Pholus (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:08 AM

6. What is truly not funny is the man's health.

I wonder how much the man's heart can take. However, he is still young and it may be possible for him to reduce his weight. If not, I see his obesity as life-threatening, so I wonder what kind of a political future (or a future at all) he can have...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:50 PM

11. Thank you.

Sure, we can use humor now. But "what if?" This man is seriously unhealthily. If he were to be President, we can't worry about being "politically correct" regarding "fat people." This mans is morbidly obese. It is an election issue. Fuck his personality...what about his life expectancy? If Christie runs, you might as well just vote for the VP...this man is a train wreck.

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Response to Atman (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:45 PM

17. I'm still waiting for you to use humor the first time.


Frankly, bottom lining your initial AND second arguments ("he's fat and that's funny" and the well considered "Fuck his personality .... he's fat and that's unhealthy"), it's hard to escape the conclusion that you pretty much haven't ruled out an endorsement of Paul "Grandma's Marathon" Ryan in 2016 yet.

But by all means, let's use the same criteria as the election for prom queen as our first and second arguments about suitability for public office. Why should the MSM get to have all the fun here?

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Response to Pholus (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:52 PM

19. No one who is 400 lbs is healthy.

Fuck the spin. Fuck the pc bullshit. If Christi runs, just vote for his VP.

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Response to Atman (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:11 PM

20. I'd vote for the Dem, thank you.


Even if they were 400 lbs. But I guess my priorities are different than yours.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:16 PM

12. Are you his doctor?

You have absolutely no way of knowing what his blood pressure and other health details are.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:38 PM

13. It can't be optimal, now can it?

We get information all the time on the ill effects of obesity. We have been told over and over that it is a national health epidemic.

Let's just say "we have been warned."

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:42 PM

14. He is pushing 400 lbs. His "other health details" are right there.

NO ONE who weighs 400 lbs is "healthy." No way to spin this. Chris Cristie is NOT healthy.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:28 AM

5. and, in 1991, George H.W. Bush seemed unbeatable

after the first Iraq war.

Things can change in politics. However, if the national economy keeps improving and NJ improves along with it, I think he'll be tough to beat.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:19 AM

9. You beat me to it

I was going to say the same thing. Hopefully once the 2013 campaign begins in earnest Christie's approval rating will drop, once he has an opponent who can criticize his policies.

Most people will probably still approve of the job Christie did handling Sandy, but hopefully they can be reminded of the other policies he has pursued, like his attack on teachers and cutting the state's affordable housing funding, trying to roll back what has been the greatest progress on affordable housing of any state in the country.

I admit, I have a more favorable opinion of Christie as a person and I guess as a governor since the storm. But I still can't vote for him because of his stances on issues that are important to me. Hopefully as people are reminded of these things he won't be riding so high anymore.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:49 PM

18. And *that* is a well reasoned answer.


He broke from the party orthodoxy when his state needed him. That puts him in the upper 1% of Republicans.

That's still worse than 150% of the Democrats for all of the other issues.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:02 AM

7. The wave can be beaten

people have short memories

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:17 AM

8. ok republicans have 4 years to create their next golden boy loser.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:57 AM

10. What wave?

Christie has a boost because, and this is a real shocker to the right, he acted like a governor of a state and stood up for his people -- all of them! Unlike Perry and Jindal. So he's popular in New Jersey, he should be. And so he has a good vibe nationally for not being a partisan fuck head when his state was under water.

But I fail to see how this translates into a 'wave' for the GOP when they're just doubling down on the conspiracy theories and scaring the hell out of every immigrant, minority and female in the nation.

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Response to apnu (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:36 PM

15. A wave peters out after a long run across the sea

Being 'the wave' now is actually a curse of death for Christie. The momentum will be lost long before the next election season starts.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:59 PM

16. Take a look at vote for Time Person of the Year

of all of the people on there his vote was way down, if his people really liked him they would have voted for him in this.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:20 PM

21. Is Christie

a moderate republican? What are his stances on abortion, entitlements and other social issues? I wouldn't vote for him if he is pro-life. Still too many radical republicans in Congress that MIGHT write a bill restricting or outlawing abortion and someone who is pro-life MIGHT very well sign it.

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