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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:52 PM

New Jersey Gov. Christie: NRA ad on Obama daughters 'reprehensible'

Source: Associated Press

New Jersey Gov. Christie: NRA ad on Obama daughters 'reprehensible'
Posted: 8:32 PM
Last Updated: 13 minutes ago
•By: ANGELA DELLI SANTI, AP

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says it is "reprehensible" for the National Rifle Association to run an ad bringing President Barack Obama's daughters into the gun-control debate.

The nationally prominent governor on Thursday criticized the ad, which accused the president of being a hypocrite for allowing his daughters to be protected by armed Secret Service agents but not embracing armed guards for schools.

Christie said children of public figures should be off-limits to political attacks.

The Republican governor also sided with the Democratic president when Obama came to New Jersey to tour storm damage in October. Christie's praise of the president six days before the election was sharply criticized by some GOP members, who accused Christie of helping to tip a close election to Obama.


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Reply New Jersey Gov. Christie: NRA ad on Obama daughters 'reprehensible' (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 OP
alp227 Jan 2013 #1
Ed Suspicious Jan 2013 #2
alp227 Jan 2013 #13
nobodyspecial Jan 2013 #14
CalFresh Jan 2013 #3
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #5
Cha Jan 2013 #4
SemperEadem Jan 2013 #7
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #8
SemperEadem Jan 2013 #9
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #12
Cha Jan 2013 #22
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #11
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #6
libdem4life Jan 2013 #10
bobclark86 Jan 2013 #15
FleetwoodMac Jan 2013 #16
Jefferson23 Jan 2013 #17
leftynyc Jan 2013 #29
healthnut7 Jan 2013 #18
cbrer Jan 2013 #19
rocktivity Jan 2013 #20
cbrer Jan 2013 #21
rocktivity Jan 2013 #23
cbrer Jan 2013 #24
Lil Missy Jan 2013 #25
LTR Jan 2013 #26
graham4anything Jan 2013 #27
Skittles Jan 2013 #28
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #30
jambo101 Jan 2013 #31
Cooley Hurd Jan 2013 #32
rocktivity Jan 2013 #33

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:55 PM

1. Christie should pull a Crist and go INDEPENDENT.

(Charlie Crist, Chris Christie, two reasonable Republican governors with CC initials and last names that have the "Chris" sound. Hmm.)

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Response to alp227 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:59 PM

2. It is so shocking for a republican to posses a modicum of humanity that the moment we spot

one with that quality we instantly call for a change in party. So sad it's almost funny.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:45 PM

13. Sadly the party CAN'T TAKE someone like Christie anymore.

Maybe back in the '70s Christie would get more support from party insiders. I read a Time magazine article about Roger Goodell today. It talked about his dad Charles Goodell being a liberal Republican as the senator appointed after RFK became USAG. Sen. Goodell introduced the first bill to end the War in Vietnam only to lose the 1970 election to the more conservative Republican James Buckley.

Arlen Specter, who remained a moderate Republican for nearly 3 decades after that ran out of fashion, became a Democrat for his last year in the Senate.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:48 PM

14. And their party once to toss them out

I'm sure Christie will be primaried. Hopefully, it will turn out for them as well as Lugar in Indiana.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:59 PM

3. You never, never, never..........................

 

Use someones children like that. Ten of thousand of NRA members have children also.

I like Christie.

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Response to CalFresh (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:08 PM

5. Yes, but those NRA members and their children are humans. They consider

President Obama and his family to be subhuman "mud people".

Of course they won't come out and say as much, though they do use the N word when they think no one is paying attention.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:02 PM

4. Thanks Judi Lynn.. Gov Christie

is really stepping into now.. going up against the NRA. Good on him.. it is "reprehensible".. but, not according to Erin Burnett on cnn who stated the ad was "o.k."


Erin Burnett is an idiot

she said the NRA ad is o.k. because politicians "use" their kids all the time.
Her examples were:
Video of Clintons holding Chelsea's hand walking to the helicopter after the Lewinsky affair. (WTF?!)
Photo of President on the couch with his girls watching Michelle speak at the convention.

She actually compared these to the NRA's repulsive ad.
CNN seems to think if they spray her with enough phoney FeBreeze we won't smell the stench of her RW core. I can't stand her.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022206180

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:13 PM

7. that must be why Olberman

called her "dumber than manure" the other day on Facebook...

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:20 PM

8. LOL, good call

....And manure stinks to high high heaven!!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:27 PM

9. ROFL! It sure does

I once was driving through Oxnard, CA near Pleasant Valley Road in March and they'd just manured the fields... it stank so bad it made me cry. ROFL!

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:35 PM

12. Well, I didn't just drive by it...

I had to shovel it! And I do not mean figuratively!

Peeeeuuuey!

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:23 PM

22. Wouldn't be surprised..

thanks for the report from FB, SemperEadem

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:28 PM

11. Had to go check her photo: she IS a bonafide a-hole. Jeez.



What a shame CNN has gone right into the dumper. This is well below unprofessional. Trashy idiot-speak.

They're not in the news business anymore.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:12 PM

6. Just when you start to hate the guy...

First he does his job with a disaster, now this.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:28 PM

10. Watched Michael Steele on Matthews ... another Republican class act ... he and Christie are worthy

opponents. I hope they don't go Independent...they will become irrelevant. We need them to be Republicans and help to pry the Republican Party out of the cold hands of the TP Party. (Any reference to toilet paper is mere coincidence)

I think that will allow the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party to participate.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:57 PM

15. He's signing his GOP career death warrant.

Go figure. Somebody stands up for something, like helping people in storm-ravaged areas and bullshit arguments, and Republicans can't stand him.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:57 PM

16. Christie is clearly betting the tea party will be done and dusted by 2015...

... and is setting himself up for a presidential run.

While risky, it is a smart, calculated move, and portrays him as a decent human being.

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:15 PM

17. That's the plan I see too. n/t

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:34 AM

29. He's thinking more short term

He has to get reelected in a blue state. Then we have to watch out for his lurch to the right for the primaries (if he is going to run for Pres).

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:41 PM

18. It is disgusting!!!

I am glad that Christie spoke up... If he keeps commenting on the dim witts in his party he may have to change parties the way Charlie Crist did.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:47 PM

19. Clever Boy...

 

He's trying to make me like him.

But all's he'll ever accomplish will be to prove to me that there is a voice of sanity in the GOP. Philosophically speaking, there's still gulfs between us.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:12 PM

20. "Governor Soprano" Christie has been trying to make Bruce Springsteen like him, too

With President Obama's help, they finally had a phone conversation. And at the Madison Square Garden hurricane Sandy Benefit, they exchanged sincere, attentive, mutually respectful greetings:




rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:20 PM

21. ????????????????WTF?????????????????

 

This has to be THEE ultimate photo op.

The Boss has LOTS of credibility...

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Response to cbrer (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:26 PM

23. Details here

including Christie's attempt to take a bite out of Jon Bon Jovi:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1066162


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:32 PM

24. THX* nt

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:16 AM

25. And his popularity is soaring.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:39 AM

26. Perhaps he finally realized that he's a Republican governor of a blue state.

Too bad our asshat governor of Wisconsin hasn realized that yet.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:59 AM

27. As Kristofferson wrote "Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose"

 

in the game of politics, Chris Christie has nothing left to lose by doing this

HOWEVER-he is NOT a friend of democratic voters, unless he were to become a democratic candidate or one who promises to caucus with democrats on all issues.

Because, a year before Sandy, which showed how we need new infrastructures in the NY./NJ area, Chris Christie had a 100% paid for by long ago grant money allocated, the funds to build a new tunnel from Northern NJ to Manhattan

which would have meant 10000 jobs, millions in new state money from fares once completed,
a way to keep cars in New Jersey and have public transportation
and Chris Christie VETOED the idea to kowtow to the tea party.

then Sandy came and flooded the old tunnels and showed how much we needed them.

Make no mistake, Chris Christie will easily win reelection as republican governor.
But he won't become the nominee in 2016, though he might be Jeb's VP choice.

And the funny thing is, he wouldn't come close to winning the NJ electoral votes.

But there will be an iconic picture coming this June.
The picture of Chris Christie standing near the rebuilt Sea Side Heights and Roller Coaster.
Perhaps standing there (hopefully not) listening to Bruce Springsteen play the opening concert on the beach.

if only he changed his party and actually changed his viewpoints.
Because he is not a nice person, he is a bully. And his views are NOT ones that should be liked by democratic voters.
He is an opportunist, who is seeing that he has the freedom to do what he wants, and there is no downside to it now.
He is laughing all the way to the bank.
(if only his mindset would actually change, but it hasn't).

and note to voters who thought their staying home in protest was a good idea.
Had you come out and voted, Christie never would have won in the first place.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:36 AM

28. it's what cowards do, Christie

you should know: it's YOUR party

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:51 AM

30. This is Christie being Christie

 

Love him or hate him, he has always basically done his own thing. Personally, I have respect for someone who is unafraid to say what he believes with little or no consideration for what various political power blocks want to hear. Remember, Christie is perhaps the only big name in the GOP who has NEVER particularly given a damn about the Teaparty or the Limbaugh extreme. He has told them to get bent multiple times. Which is, of course, the reason they don't like him either.

Personally I would love to see him switch parties altoghether. He's not particularly Liberal, but then neither is Obama.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:08 AM

31. I'm liking Christie

But he's still a Republican and as such theres much political ideology we dont agree on, i think whats making me like him is he's a moderate which after listening to so many rightwing nut jobsin the past few years he comes across as some one who talks sensibly about many issues..

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:36 PM

32. He's an endangered species...

He's a sane Republican.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:55 AM

33. UPDATE: How soon we forget

Chris Christie: Obama Inauguration Address Was 'Manifesto' Saying 'My Way Or The Highway'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was willing to reach out to offer President Barack Obama congratulations after he won reelection in November, but after hearing the president's second inaugural address this week, the governor says he has concerns about the next four years.

“Instead of trying to bring people together it was a manifesto for, ‘Hey, it’s my way or the highway,’” Christie said this week during an interview on NJ 101.5's monthly "Ask the Governor" program. “We’re going to see how he acts moving forward.”


"It’s my way or the highway?" And exactly what the hell does he think HE has been saying? Honeymoon over!


rocktivity

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