Chris Christie still resists that lovely Siren’s call

With only 43 percent of Republican voters saying they’re satisfied with their party’s presidential field, pressure is growing on N.J. Gov. Chris Christie to enter the race.

Christie continues to say no.

Christie has said repeatedly that he doesn’t believe he is ready yet to be president, and you have to admire that honesty. But to turn that around a little bit, he also probably understands that his own party isn’t ready for him.

Christie believes illegal immigrants should be given a path to citizenship, and as a U.S. attorney was one of the least aggressive in the country in going after those in this country without permission. He understands that global warming is real and is being driven by man. He backs civil unions for gay couples and has strongly condemned discrimination against Muslim Americans. After he received harsh criticism for appointing a well-respected Muslim lawyer as a judge, he was equally harsh in brushing it aside, saying “It’s just crazy, and I’m tired of dealing with the crazies.”

No man tired of dealing with the crazies should seek the nomination of today’s Republican Party. Mitt Romney manages to do it, through gritted teeth and an insincere smile, which is testament to his ambition. Whatever else might say about the man, he keeps his eyes on the prize. However, a big part of Christie’s appeal is his unwillingness to tolerate foolishness, and I just don’t think he’s equipped to pull off Romney’s Eddie Haskell routine.

I also don’t think he even wants to try.

– Jay Bookman

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USMC

September 28th, 2011
8:35 am

“Christie has said repeatedly that he doesn’t believe he is ready yet to be president, and you have to admire that honesty.”–JAY BOOKMAN

Unlike Comrade Obama :-)

willydoit?

September 28th, 2011
8:35 am

It’s really gonna come down to “anybody but Obama”

USMC

September 28th, 2011
8:37 am

“Christie believes illegal immigrants should be given a path to citizenship, and as a U.S. attorney was one of the least aggressive in the country in going after those in this country without permission.”
–JAY BOOKMAN

Illegal Aliens already have a path to citizenship. However, they don’t think they should have to follow the law as other LEGAL immigrants do. It’s called Narcissism. :-)

Mighty Righty

September 28th, 2011
8:40 am

I woud vote for Christy. Do I agree with everything he believes? No. But he would be a major improvement over Obama. BTW, Obama has now resorted to campagning to people who are not old enought to vote..He is desperate.

Stonethrower

September 28th, 2011
8:40 am

I was ready to support the man until I discovered he appointed a Muslim to be a judge. Next thing you know, Sharia Law. Just thought I would get that out of the way.

scott

September 28th, 2011
8:40 am

Jay, So Christie saying that he isn’t ready to be a President is admirable, but nobody says anything about Obama not being ready. 4 years, I wish I could say “I admire Obama for admitting he is not ready to be President.” I wish I could say that today today. I think many many people in this country wish they could say the same thing. Instead, we are stuck with the clown for another 1.5 years.

Peter

September 28th, 2011
8:40 am

Global warming is real…..wow so cutting down the rain forests real does matter ……..WOW who would have thought all the science was correct !

Aquagirl

September 28th, 2011
8:41 am

However, they don’t think they should have to follow the law as other LEGAL immigrants do. It’s called Narcissism.

Spoken like a true entitlement queen. If you’re fleeing a country where riding the bus or blogging can result in decapitation, that’s not narcissism. It’s common sense.

USMC

September 28th, 2011
8:41 am

“No man tired of dealing with the crazies should seek the nomination of today’s Republican Party.”
–JAY BOOKMAN

You gotta be kidding. You are the “High Priest of Socialism”, Jay, who preaches the Left-wing Fringe political blather to the real CRAZIES on a daily basis.

Most if not all of your views are so far out of the mainstream with what America is about. Unbelievable :-)

Peter

September 28th, 2011
8:41 am

Hey Scott,,,, George Bush was ready….. so ready the results we have are ……. We still are fixing all his screw ups !

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 28th, 2011
8:43 am

The grass is always greener on the Republican side for those not in the race, until they get in the race and then its just more dying grass…. If Christie runs, he will again be subjected to real review, like his little helicopter ride to watch his kid play ball and then meet with donors at taxpayer expense.

Peter

September 28th, 2011
8:44 am

Well the head lines state those on Minimum wage are living in poverty……Gee and that Nut Kyle on the Republican Blog says it should be lowered even more.

That is real Republican thinking….less is more for those who suffer !

poison pen

September 28th, 2011
8:45 am

Jay, I’m glad that you can tell when a smile is real or fake.

jameson

September 28th, 2011
8:47 am

He’d be the first commander in chief to elevate the chef to a cabinet position.

Joe the Plutocrat

September 28th, 2011
8:47 am

as a NJ native, I would say he is “not ready” and “doesn’t feel he is ready” because NJ is not beholden to Bible thumping, snake-juggling, faux patriots and buffet libertarian tea party types. he’s a no nonsense guy who approaches problems from a space outside the boundaries of the neo-con herd; and I think he reaizes this. what he is not saying (but is coming across to me in NJ codespeak) is; I have my ideas about what works and what does not. the Governor of NJ still has a degree of autonomy and independence, whereas the POTUS, especially the GOP POTUS has to answer to handlers and special interests, and I am “not ready” to make that deal. as he says; “…it’s just not that important right now…” (kinda like deferment Dick Cheney when his country came calling for him to serve in Vietnam)

LeeH1

September 28th, 2011
8:47 am

Better Christie than Sarah Palin, who dithers and can’t decide at all. We need someone in office who can make good, quick decisions. Not someone like Sarah who can’t decide when to get off the potty.

Joe the Plutocrat

September 28th, 2011
8:49 am

USMC, you are exactly right. he doesn’t have the ego (overt) of the current POTUS, nor does he have the (covert) ego of the previous POTUS, who claimed to be advised by god.

Bill Orvis White

September 28th, 2011
8:49 am

While I love the honorable Governor Christie, I look at him the way I looked at the honorable Mayor Rudolph Giuliani — good conservatives having to deal with the liberal Northeast. I don’t have too much of a problem with the immigration thing since I see the value in immigrants — I take a lot of heat for this, but I stand my ground. But, Governor Christie is wrong on marriage, the environment and where the Moslems wish to put that mosque. Do not get me wrong: I support Moslems just like the honorable Pres. GW Bush and his daddy did: good, oil-producing Moslems who will support our way of life. It’s the jihadists that I have a problem with and really, the good Moslems need to stand up to those thug terrorists — just like Pres. Bush did.

Really, the most qualified in this gifted rightful Republican primary
bunch is Herman Cain. I want a man of integrity who will create millions of new jobs in this once-free nation. I want a man who is a God-fearing, trustworthy individual who will eliminate the deficit and eradicate taxe$. I want a man who will provide WE THE PEOPLE with CHOICE as to where to send our children to school! I want man who will dismantle ObamaCare and usher in a culture of life. I want a man who will stare down the jihadists and protect us from evil!

God Bless,
Bill

DebbieDoRight

September 28th, 2011
8:50 am

BTW, Obama has now resorted to campagning to people who are not old enought to vote..He is desperate.

R U talking about Obama’s speech to students? OMG I didn’t think it was possible, but you’ve finally gone over the deep end. It’s sad when you see a person that you’ve come to know, slowly sinking into the abyss of ridiculousness. And laughing all the way down…….

RAMBLE ON!!!

September 28th, 2011
8:51 am

“No man tired of dealing with the crazies should seek the nomination of today’s Republican Party.”

So true Jay, He’ll have plenty of liberals to govern come 2012.

USinUK

September 28th, 2011
8:51 am

I hope he’s tying hmself to the base of the mast and not in the crow’s nest … it could cause a serious capsize.

just sayin

USMC

September 28th, 2011
8:51 am

“Whatever else might say about the man, he keeps his eyes on the prize. However, a big part of Christie’s appeal is his unwillingness to tolerate foolishness, and I just don’t think he’s equipped to pull off Romney’s Eddie Haskell routine.”–JAY BOOKMAN

Sounds like Jay has been hitting the bong again down at Criminal Records in Little 5 Points.
Does Romney need a Spicoli “hey Dude” image like you try to betray with your juvenile pic on your blog?
What’s wrong with “clean cut”? I know it doesn’t go far down in Little 5 Points, Jay, but most people just regard Romney as normal looking; not “Eddie Haskel”.

DebbieDoRight

September 28th, 2011
8:52 am

Is Bill really Redneck in drag?

DebbieDoRight

September 28th, 2011
8:52 am

Is Bill really Redneck in drag?

Newtpewt

September 28th, 2011
8:52 am

Christie ought to run as a third party candidate, as an independent, if he doesn’t want to deal w/ crazy Repubs. He would be a formidable candidate..

Joe the Plutocrat

September 28th, 2011
8:52 am

USMC, I suggest you Google “narcissism” before throwing the word around. most politicians are narcissists; most immigrants are exploited by narcissists. AND, while you’re at it; grab a copy of the Constitution and show me where narcissim is illegal.

USinUK

September 28th, 2011
8:53 am

“BTW, Obama has now resorted to campagning to people who are not old enought to vote..He is desperate.”

so, what? presidents aren’t allowed to talk with kids anymore???

talk about desperate.

TaxPayer

September 28th, 2011
8:54 am

If Mittens is Eddie, does that make Bachman the Beaver.

Adam

September 28th, 2011
8:54 am

If Christie got in the race, he would start telling the audience that they were nuts. And he’d get booed off stage. Oddly, THAT is a man with enough balls to be President.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 28th, 2011
8:54 am

Moslems? Yikes…….

Adam

September 28th, 2011
8:54 am

BTW, Obama has now resorted to campagning to people who are not old enought to vote

Yep, that’s “full campaign mode” alright!

Granny Godzilla

September 28th, 2011
8:55 am

Chris Christie is keeping his powder dry for 2016.

1811/0311

September 28th, 2011
8:55 am

Christie …………… a liberal Republican that would make John Kennedy look like an unltra-conservative. I don’t want him either.

The battle for the soul of this nation continues ………………… !

Adam

September 28th, 2011
8:56 am

Oh I forgot:

You can always tell who the liberals fear by….

………………………
…………………….

USinUK

September 28th, 2011
8:56 am

“Chris Christie is keeping his powder dry for 2016.”

going by that pic, I’d say he’s smothered it in gravy and is sopping it up with a biscuit

1811/0311

September 28th, 2011
8:57 am

Yep Jay …………… let’s talk about the Republicans this morning ……………

“GERMANY SLAMS ‘STUPID’ US PLAN FOR EURO…

Obama’s lecture to Europe ‘overbearing, arrogant, absurd’…

DEM GOV. CALLS FOR ‘SUSPENDING ELECTIONS’…

Former Obama budget director: ‘We need less democracy’ to ‘counter gridlock’… “

Adam

September 28th, 2011
8:57 am

scott: Instead, we are stuck with the clown for another 1.5 years.

5.5 years, scott. get it right.

stands for decibels

September 28th, 2011
8:57 am

Chris Christie’s starting to look like a bit of an attention ho’.

Adam

September 28th, 2011
8:58 am

Scout: In order for people to fight for the soul of the Republican party, wouldn’t it have to HAVE a soul?

stands for decibels

September 28th, 2011
8:58 am

Most if not all of your views are so far out of the mainstream

name three.

Peadawg

September 28th, 2011
8:59 am

“Christie has said repeatedly that he doesn’t believe he is ready yet to be president, and you have to admire that honesty.”

If only Obama was man enough to admit that back in 2008. Too bad we had to find out the hard way.

DebbieDoRight

September 28th, 2011
8:59 am

JoeP: nor does he have the (covert) ego of the previous POTUS, who claimed to be advised by god.

You know I always wondered about that. If someone would ever say that to me, (being spoken to by God), I’d probably ask some very embarrassing questions. Like:

“What does God sound like? Does he have a deep bass voice like Barry White or a high squealy whine like Mike Tyson?”

“Does God REALLY hates the sin and not the sinner? What if the sinner was Marilyn Monroe?”

“Did God give you any of the winning numbers for Saturday’s Lotto game? Why not?”

“When God made men in his own image, was he just kidding?”

“Is Dallas really God’s team or does he secretly like the Dolphins?”

Thomas

September 28th, 2011
9:00 am

Chris Christie is keeping his powder dry for 2016.”

going by that pic, I’d say he’s smothered it in gravy and is sopping it up with a biscuit

His running mate will be Michael Moore. Air Force 1 will be grounded and Boeing to be challenged for new Presidential jet to support the extra tonnage.

stands for decibels

September 28th, 2011
9:00 am

Chris Christie halted construction of a badly needed rail tunnel under the Hudson.

Pretty much on my permanent “Do not want” list for that.

Aquagirl

September 28th, 2011
9:01 am

I suggest you Google “narcissism” before throwing the word around.

Narcissist [nahr-suh-sist] : A person who feels superior to others based on where they fell out of their mama’s vayjay. see alsosilver spoon, superiority complex, cluelessness.

Joe the Plutocrat

September 28th, 2011
9:01 am

Newtpewt, this has been discussed before. there will never be a viable third party candidate with the electoral college (House and Senate) controlled by the two party ruse (Dems and Reps). as any sixth grade social studies student knows, the American people do not elect the POTUS. we the People elect “electors” who then vote in the first week of December (I think, been a while since sixth grade). ergo, do you think the interests that control the Dems or the interests that control the Reps (what I commonly refer to as oligarchs) would permit a no nonsense, independent (in mind and party) to get the keys to the White House? just not gonna happen; even from the Libertarian Party (why do you think Ron Paul and Gary Johnson are running as GOP candidates?). and Ross Perot and Ralph Nader have showed the true value of a third party (split vote)

stands for decibels

September 28th, 2011
9:02 am

oh heck, Gomer, I’ll make it easy for you. Name one (1) view expressed by Jay over the last year that you think is “far out of the mainstream.” and I’ll even define “out of the mainstream” as something not supported by more than, oh, say a third of Americans in any halfway respectable poll.

Go for it.

Bosch

September 28th, 2011
9:02 am

“but nobody says anything about Obama not being ready”

Yawn. Don’t you guys get tired of repeating the same crap?

Maj. Wood

September 28th, 2011
9:03 am

If for nothing other than the fat jokes, he would be a welcome addition to the field.

Joe the Plutocrat

September 28th, 2011
9:04 am

USinUK, as I said, born and raised in the Garden State; more likley a greasy cheese steak or sausage and peppers from the Seaside Heights boardwalk, or some scrapel or a gyro from a open 24 hours diner on route 3.

jameson

September 28th, 2011
9:04 am

no low flow toilets for that man.

Joe the Plutocrat

September 28th, 2011
9:05 am

and, of course, Christie is a University of Delaware grad. last time I checked, UD was an evile “government school” that has yet to be invited to join the Ivy League (like Texas A&M joining the SEC)

moonbat betty

September 28th, 2011
9:06 am

cue Batman theme song:

Da na na na – Da na na na- Da na na an – Da na na – FATMAN

FATMAN

FAT-MAN

Paul

September 28th, 2011
9:06 am

On those issues, the difference between Christie and Romney is zero.

Yet there’s a clamoring from the Republican ranks and an adoration of the new, shiny toy.

The Republican ranks filled with crazy, woefully, completely, hopelessly ignorant members. A significant number.

If any of them have their eye on the prize and are not interested in just an ideological orgy, they’ll select Romney.

Granny Godzilla

September 28th, 2011
9:07 am

UsinUK

Missed you lately!

I don’t think Christie is electable because of his health issues….

Lord Help Us

September 28th, 2011
9:07 am

IMHO, A GOP ticket with Christie or Mittens at the top would result in an election…not a ‘lesser evil’ dilemma.

If it were a Perry, Cain, Bachmann, etc. my vote is automatic for Obama.

Bosch

September 28th, 2011
9:08 am

Well from the looks of the latest polls which shows Obama’s numbers getting better and better, the GOP needs somebody to even make the next election like, even close enough to a challenge…

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/president_obama_vs_republican_candidates.html

TaxPayer

September 28th, 2011
9:08 am

So, who is the frontrunner for the Republican primary today. Perry’s chances don’t look too good. And Mitt. Well, if he were to renounce his Mormonism and get himself properly baptised and maybe get an interview with a Robertson or a Graham and publicly declare that life begins at conception and that Muslims is evil, etc., he could still pull off an upset in the south.

Bosch

September 28th, 2011
9:08 am

Hey USinUK! [waving]

Are you back inUK?? Did ya’ have fun on your trip??

Bill Orvis White

September 28th, 2011
9:09 am

Fact: Hussein Obama is finished. I might not even seek a second term, just like his hero, LBJ. Hillary might jump in and take the wheel, but it doesn’t matter because Herman could destroy either one in a debate.
Amen,
Bill

Peter

September 28th, 2011
9:09 am

Imagine the Republican base picking a “Black Man ” to represent them ?

Yes Imagine……

moonbat betty

September 28th, 2011
9:09 am

of course obama wishes he was superman:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUT9KQ-LuaU

Lord Help Us

September 28th, 2011
9:10 am

‘but it doesn’t matter because Herman could destroy either one in a debate.’

It doesn’t matter because Cain will not be the nominee…

Paul

September 28th, 2011
9:10 am

sfd

The Hudson Tunnel project was to be pretty much equally split between federal, state, and Port Authority funding. But…. any increases would be solely the responsibility of the people of New Jersey.

Given the most comparable close to home project was Boston’s Big Dig, which went $11 billion over budget, I’d say Christie just wasn’t willing to write a blank check.

mike "hussein" smith

September 28th, 2011
9:11 am

What Christie really needs to do is get the hell to a gym. (Was that rude enough for you, fat boy?)

AmVet

September 28th, 2011
9:11 am

Did the GOP pass some sort of super secret regional mandate recently?

How is it that virtually without exception, the only Republicans with a lick of pragmatism, competence, statesmanship and morally sound behavior come from the northeast?

Just look at Georgia.

Since Sonny Purdue ascended to the throne in 2000, this state has completely tanked.

Georgia borrowed $721 million from Washington to help the unemployed survive the lousy economy and now, as the bills come due, it may repay the debt by cutting back on jobless benefits.

Georgia makes weekly payments to workers, laid off by no fault of their own, from its unemployment insurance reserve, funded by employer taxes and borrowed federal money. But in 2000, amid low unemployment, the General Assembly declared a “tax holiday” which lasted through 2003, absolving most employers from paying the taxes.

The reserve fund fell from $2 billion to $703 million in late 2003. Although employers were supposed to refill the fund once the holiday expired, legislators repeatedly granted them additional tax breaks.

Our jobless rate of 10.4 percent has been higher than the nation’s for 49 consecutive months

Today’s cons are fiscally irresponsible idiots who couldn’t set up and run a lemonade stand.

You’re doing a heckuva job, connies…

Adam

September 28th, 2011
9:11 am

Hey Scout:

HEADLINE: “Republicans Turned Off By Size of Obama’s Package”

:lol: :lol:

Bosch

September 28th, 2011
9:11 am

“Fact: Hussein Obama is finished.”

Finished what? His morning cereal? Because if you look at the polls right now, he’s certainly not finished being POTUS — not for another 5.5 years.

Get used to it Bill, and oh, do you always refer to the POTUS by their middle name?

Weird.

Peter

September 28th, 2011
9:11 am

A Black man wins the GOP nomination…how does that make Georgia Republican’s feel ?

DebbieDoRight

September 28th, 2011
9:12 am

Dream beat Fever 83-67, advance to finals

Go Dream!!!

Southern Comfort

September 28th, 2011
9:12 am

If the first page’s an indicator, I’m gonna stay well away from this one.

Christie’s smart enough to know that running this year is of little to no use. It’s better to be the big man in control in NJ than just somebody’s pawn in DC. Can’t say I blame the guy either.

stands for decibels

September 28th, 2011
9:12 am

some scrapel or a gyro from a open 24 hours diner on route 3.

tick tock?

Paul

September 28th, 2011
9:12 am

Bosch

“but nobody says anything about Obama not being ready”

Yawn. Don’t you guys get tired of repeating the same crap?”

Nope.

Bosch, thank you for the lead-in for another episode of “Simple Answers to Simple Questions for Simple People.”

Southern Comfort

September 28th, 2011
9:13 am

If any of them have their eye on the prize and are not interested in just an ideological orgy

:shock: :shock: :shock:
You mean to tell me the ideological orgy is NOT the prize???

Bosch

September 28th, 2011
9:14 am

You’re welcome Paul!!

It’s pathetic really, the things these simpletons have to say repeatedly in order to get through their day.

carlosgvv

September 28th, 2011
9:14 am

Aquagirl

So, if you live in a country where just riding the bus or blogging can result in bad things happening, you have an automatic right to illegally enter and stay in America? And we are so rich and powerful that we have a low unemployment rate, a first-rate infrastructure, no homeless, excellent universal healthcare and a great housing market? And, of course, we have a low population number so we have plenty of room and resources for a huge increase in our population? Maybe it would be a good idea if you would engage brain before shifting mouth.

Joe the Plutocrat

September 28th, 2011
9:15 am

DDR,

god’s voice? HAL the computer in 2001, or R2D2 (god doesn’t speak in tongues, he speaks in digital gibberish). as far as sins/sinners; I don’t know that god involves himself with such mundane concerns. these are the work of homo sapiens looking to control OTHER homo sapiens (whom often claim to be closer to god than those they attempt to control). state sponsored gambling is socialism, and god is not a socialist. again, it was MAN who claimed god made man in his image, and if this is true, god also made woman in his own image, which is just palin weird in a “Crying Game” kinda way (and if Bosch is out there, god made the honey badger in his own image as well). re: Dallas, I think Dallas is “America’s team” everyone knows Notre Dame is god’s team, unless you’re Mitt Romney, then it’s BYU.

(ir)Rational

September 28th, 2011
9:16 am

AmVet – So because we had a reserve and low unemployment it was irresponsible to give people a break at the time? Were they supposed to be clairvoyant and know that we would need all that and more today? Also, if you read (don’t know if you did or not) the entire article, it stated how other states had to do the same thing (reducing benefits) to start paying back the federal government the money they had to borrow to continue paying benefits. For me, the fact that we’re in a position to even start considering ways to pay back the loans is amazing. I wouldn’t have thought they would have been able to get enough money back in the coffers yet to even consider it.

Having said all that, yeah, I see your point with a few exceptions. There are some Republicans not from the Northeast that are worth looking at twice, but not many.

Southern Comfort

September 28th, 2011
9:16 am

Hey Scout:

HEADLINE: “Republicans Turned Off By Size of Obama’s Package”

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Paul

September 28th, 2011
9:16 am

SoCom

Well, given it’s the only kind of orgy they can participate in, I suppose it IS the prize!

Lord Help Us

September 28th, 2011
9:17 am

“Republicans Turned Off By Size of Obama’s Package”

It’s twue, it’s twue…

(ir)Rational

September 28th, 2011
9:17 am

Adam – That’s just wrong. Whoever wrote that headline should be slapped.

Paul

September 28th, 2011
9:17 am

Bosch

The sound bite card is only so long -

stands for decibels

September 28th, 2011
9:17 am

I’d say Christie just wasn’t willing to write a blank check.

Oh, I’ve heard his rationalizations. I still think it was grotesquely irresponsible to halt this project.

carlosgvv

September 28th, 2011
9:17 am

It is true that no man tired of dealing with the crazies should seek the nomination of today’s Republican Party. Unfortunately, until someone is willing to jump into the snake pit and reform the Party, it will only get even crazier than it is now. And, Chris Christie is to only man at this time who has a chance to do it. I hope he tries. I will certainly understand if he declines.

Bosch

September 28th, 2011
9:18 am

“god made the honey badger in his own image as well”

Word.

DebbieDoRight

September 28th, 2011
9:18 am

A Black man wins the GOP nomination…how does that make Georgia Republican’s feel ?

Happy!! They can show up at the Caine Rally with their Confederate Flags flying and Caine had better not say a word about it!! He’d have to smile, bite his tongue and declare the day a “Gloriful Day For The Southern Patriots Of The Dixie Era!”

Win/Win for everyone!

stands for decibels

September 28th, 2011
9:18 am

“Republicans Turned Off By Size of Obama’s Package”

and by “turned off” we mean “endlessly fascinated.”

Joe Mama

September 28th, 2011
9:20 am

USMC — “Illegal Aliens already have a path to citizenship. However, they don’t think they should have to follow the law as other LEGAL immigrants do.”

You just *know* that, huh? How many have you asked?

mm

September 28th, 2011
9:20 am

The righties still think they are going to win with that crop of lunatics that keep embarassing themselves at the debates.

If you don’t think they are lunatics, then explain to me why the GOP was begging Christie to run.

Christie would have been flavor of the month, but he is too far to the left for the righties and too far to the right for the lefties.

Marco Rubio anyone?

(ir)Rational

September 28th, 2011
9:20 am

If Notre Dame is “God’s team” then “God” must have been pissed at them for the past few years.

Joe Mama

September 28th, 2011
9:22 am

B. O. White — “I want a man who will provide WE THE PEOPLE with CHOICE as to where to send our children to school!”

You already have that choice today. Stop looking at other people and expecting them to subsidize your individual choices.

If you’re a member of the Party of Personal Responsibility, then exercise some freakin’ personal responsibility and move your kids to another school.

Paul

September 28th, 2011
9:22 am

Jay

“No man tired of dealing with the crazies should seek the nomination of today’s Republican Party. Mitt Romney manages to do it, through gritted teeth and an insincere smile, which is testament to his ambition”

Thank you. I understand something different today. Watching the candidates smile in the face of stupidity bothered me somewhat. I’d have hoped for a show of anger or bewilderment. Now I understand how that would play in the press. So the strategy is to keep on smiling and interpret the kind of smile to deduce what the candidate is really thinking!

Joe the Plutocrat

September 28th, 2011
9:23 am

sfd, excuse me; a “ripper” at Rutt’s Hutt. for those unfamiliar, Rutt’s Hutt is “The Varsity” of NJ. “rippers” are hot dogs cooked in a deep fryer (causes the casings to burst or rip). unlike the Varsity, you can enjoy your dogs with a cold beer. why would Chris Christie want to leave that?

DebbieDoRight

September 28th, 2011
9:23 am

So because we had a reserve and low unemployment it was irresponsible to give people a break at the time? Were they supposed to be clairvoyant and know that we would need all that and more today?

YES. Anybody, (public, private, housewife, dad, mom, small business owner), knows that you should always have a reserve on hand for hard times. Because, believe it or not, life is filled with them. Any politician should be thinking 5 -10 years down the road and not just looking at TODAY.

Georgia squandered monies in the Hope Grant which was a self sustaining entity until politicians put their greasy hands into the pot. Social Security is anothe example of a self sustainig entity that was doing just fine, until money was “borrowed” from it to pay off other bills.

Instead of being forward thinking, it seems that some people that we are electing in the State of Georgia are backwards and inept.

AmVet

September 28th, 2011
9:24 am

Herman could destroy either one in a debate.

Hysterical.

You wanna know what a total fabrication and empty headed parrot that farcical pizza king is?

Go to his website.

And click on the link “The Issues”.

In nine different categories, the man says absolutely nothing of any use.

You cannot anything concrete, specific and usable in that claptrap.

Just the usual neo-con vague and flowery verbiage without the first plan to resolve the first issue.

Talk about being in WAY over one’s head…

Mighty Righty

September 28th, 2011
9:24 am

stands for decibels

September 28th, 2011
9:00 am

He didn’t oppose the tunnel. He opposed the cost to his bankrpt state caused by previous democrat administrations.

Joe the Plutocrat

September 28th, 2011
9:25 am

(ir)Rational, I believe it begas when Lou Holtz recruited a Muslim named Raghib “Rocket” Ismail.

stands for decibels

September 28th, 2011
9:26 am

hmm.

I guess our USMC has so many of those wayyy out-of-the-mainstream positions of Jay’s, that he doesn’t know where to begin?

(ir)Rational

September 28th, 2011
9:26 am

Debbie – If you read the article, or even AmVet’s post, you would have seen that there was still a healthy reserve, it had just been depleted. So your response doesn’t necessarily make sense. As far as the Hope Grant is concerned, I did my part to keep it healthy by only accepting it for two semesters. Or was that Tech that did my part for me?