Conservatives have no interest in what Chris Christie might say

Yup, it's a real head-scratcher.

Yup, it's a real head-scratcher.

Chris Christie is a nationally popular Republican governor of a blue state in the Northeast, a region where the GOP barely remains competitive. He has a 74 percent approval rating, in a state that Barack Obama carried by 18 percentage points. In fact, no Republican presidential candidate has managed to carry New Jersey since 1988.

Yet Christie has been pointedly NOT invited to speak to the highly influential Conservative Political Action Conference, which meets in Washington, D.C. next month. The confab is widely considered an essential showcase for Republicans with presidential aspirations.

Bobby Jindal will be there. A speech by Ted Cruz will close the convention. The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre has a place of honor on the program. Under the rubric “America’s Future: The Next Generation of Conservatives,” Republican up-and-comers Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul and Sarah Palin — wait, Sarah Palin? — will thrill convention-goers.

And for anyone who has grown nostalgic for those wonderfully intelligent, provocative 2012 Republican presidential debates, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum will play featured roles.

But no Chris Christie. According to CPAC organizers, the man has proved himself too liberal to be extended an invitation. The pristine conservative minds of CPAC attendees must not be offended by exposure to someone who dares to venture outside the approved ideology, even if that someone might offer the party a way out of the political wilderness. For much the same reason, the Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud, two gay Republican groups, have once again been banned outright from the convention.

So, same as it ever was.

– Jay Bookman

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JohnnyReb

February 27th, 2013
12:35 pm

And the culling has begun ! Finally. Bob McDonnell will be next.

I know you Moonbats won’t remember, but yours truly predicted Christie had crapped in his mess kit.

I know, I know, I’m the same guy who predicted Barry could not win dog catcher, but I do occasionally get one right.

getalife

February 27th, 2013
12:35 pm

td,

You are a shill for the gop like hannity but I don’t read woodward’s bs.

Peadawg

February 27th, 2013
12:35 pm

“this is an admission obama is a failed president.”

And he still won. Twice.

JamVet

February 27th, 2013
12:36 pm

Kudos to willie!

I almost forgot that one of the main topics of interest at CPAC will be how to ban homosexuality! Speaking will be the dozens of former f*gs who were cured, via prayer, by Michelle Bachmann!

getalife

February 27th, 2013
12:36 pm

“but I do occasionally get one right”

When will that happen?

Brosephus™: You can't stop my vote, Homie!!

February 27th, 2013
12:36 pm

UNCLE SAMANTHA

Causing a ripple in two states does not make someone a strong third candidate? Ross Perot in 1992 was a strong 3rd party candidate in that he garnered almost 20% of the popular vote.

Using your metrics, I can run in one state and cause the votes to go a different way and still be considered a strong third candidate while only being on the ballot in one state. Do you really want ME to continue to show how dumb your supporting statements for your original post sounds?

Nader was not a strong 3rd party candidate. He was simply able to get enough votes in a couple of states that decided the election.

BOHICA

February 27th, 2013
12:37 pm

Jay,
i agree. It is kind of dumb not not have Christie not speak at the diner. I don’t think he is unique just to Republican Party Purity. I seem to remember Joe Lieberman getting the same treatment from the Dems before he left the party.

td

February 27th, 2013
12:37 pm

getalife

February 27th, 2013
12:34 pm

The cons can’t even admit they got crushed by President Obama twice.

If you consider the last election “crushed” then want do you call Regan’s second win?

keith

February 27th, 2013
12:37 pm

obama won the election. but how did he win the election? people are admitting they voted for him numerous times. he won the election but its very doubtful that he is the legitimate poresident. the superior candidate lost because liberals are willing to break the law.

keith

February 27th, 2013
12:38 pm

liberals got crushed by BUSH TWICE.

Stevie Ray

February 27th, 2013
12:38 pm

getalife

February 27th, 2013
12:29 pm

That ranks as one of your finest criticisms…you have no clue of Woodwards capabilities, reputation or past successes. Who are you with your miniscule knowledge to beat down this guy simply because you attack any who challenge your idol?

Why do you even bother to waste you time?

JohnnyReb

February 27th, 2013
12:38 pm

Jay, when will you post the thread on Obama and Napolitano releasing all the criminal illegals back into the populous? You know, the one where Obama is criticized for not upholding his Constitutional obligations.

williebkind

February 27th, 2013
12:38 pm

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 27th, 2013
12:34 pm
I think we should put REPORTING CONTROLS on the news media. After all in the beginning it was ment to inform the public or what was going on throughout the country but now it is shaping the news to get a desired result…false reporting. We must put some CONTROL ON THE 1st Amd.

td

February 27th, 2013
12:38 pm

getalife

February 27th, 2013
12:35 pm

td,

You are a shill for the gop like hannity but I don’t read woodward’s bs.

I thought you said just yesterday that you watch and read everything because you want the whole story and want to be informed? Now you say this. Very mixed messages.

TBS

February 27th, 2013
12:39 pm

godless @ 12:15

I thought that was pretty weak as well. Have only watched Duck Dynasty a few times, but find those guys to be funny and of course their business savvy speaks for itself.

getalife

February 27th, 2013
12:39 pm

“call Regan’s second win?”

I big mistake.

keith

February 27th, 2013
12:39 pm

this is an admission obama is a failed president.”

And he still won. Twice.
– See more at: http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2013/02/27/conservatives-have-no-interest-in-what-chris-christie-might-say/?cp=3#comment-1245202

ANOTHER ADMISSION OBAMA IS A FAILURE. WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS.

williebkind

February 27th, 2013
12:39 pm

Liberal Chics are fugly

Were they real women or men just wanting to be a woman?

JohnnyReb

February 27th, 2013
12:39 pm

getalife – pay attention. It already happened with Christie.

TBS

February 27th, 2013
12:40 pm

“If you consider the last election “crushed” then want do you call Regan’s second win? – ”

But, but, but

hahahahaa

Lynnie Gal

February 27th, 2013
12:40 pm

Republicans are putting their hands over their ears and going, “lalalalala” because they don’t want to hear a voice of reason telling them what they don’t want to believe–that most Americans don’t like them. That they are deeply unpopular. They are the “stupid” party, the party of hatred. The party of death panels for the poor.

JamVet

February 27th, 2013
12:40 pm

getalife, td is right!

It was a stunning victory for Republican neoconservatism!

My gawd man, the GOP held the state houses and congresses in Idaho, Arkansas, Alabama, North Dakota AND Kansas!!!

The very centers of culture, education and commerce in this nation!

keith

February 27th, 2013
12:41 pm

WE HAVE AN OCCUPIED WHITE HOUSE. NO PRESIDENT.

getalife

February 27th, 2013
12:41 pm

Duck Dynasty is a hit for my home boys in Monroe.

These reality shows are staged but they are funnier than Honey Boo Boo.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 27th, 2013
12:42 pm

Yes williebkind, we know you love the lies and stupidity and hate the Constitution. Which is why more and more Americans think you and your party are giving buffoons a bad name.

Brosephus™: You can't stop my vote, Homie!!

February 27th, 2013
12:42 pm

And the tent gets smaller and smaller…

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/club-growth-launches-website-targeting-moderate-republicans-154151241–politics.html

The advocacy arm of the Club for Growth, a free-market political group, has launched a website to wage primary election challenges against Republicans with voting records that don’t meet its standards. The effort aims to replace “moderate” lawmakers with candidates the group considers suitably conservative.

The provocative website, PrimaryMyCongressman.com, will serve as a hub for conservative activists who seek to replace sitting members and a way to shame lawmakers who have scored poorly on the group’s legislative scorecard. The club has sought to increase its influence in recent years: In 2012, the Club for Growth spent nearly $18 million on federal elections.

Hey td, here’s one for you to bookmark. :lol: :lol:

http://www.primarymycongressman.com/

getalife

February 27th, 2013
12:42 pm

getalife – pay attention. It already happened with Christie.

Proof please.

Joe Hussein Mama

February 27th, 2013
12:42 pm

J. Reb — “I know you Moonbats won’t remember, but yours truly predicted Christie had crapped in his mess kit.”

“won’t remember’ in this context translates more accurately into “don’t care.”

DJ Sniper

February 27th, 2013
12:43 pm

The fact that Sarah Palin was invited to speak at CPAC pretty much tells your that the GOP has no interest in moving forward, nor do they have any plans on appealing to anybody who is outside of their usual voter base. Keep up the good work fellas.

I see we have our usual batch of conservatives who who want to offer up every excuse on why the GOP lost the election, all while ignoring the main reason: The party puts forth crappy candidates.

DannyX

February 27th, 2013
12:43 pm

“If you consider the last election “crushed” then want do you call Regan’s second win?”

One of the biggest landslides in history.

Btw, if Reagan were alive today he would not be invited to speak at CPAC. Reagan was waaaay too liberal.

Reagan supported gun control.
He raised taxes.
He tripled the deficit.
He expanded Medicare.
He expanded the Earned Income Tax Credit.
He gave amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants
He lived in Chicago.
He was a Hollywood actor.
He was fat.

keith

February 27th, 2013
12:43 pm

My gawd man, the GOP held the state houses and congresses in Idaho, Arkansas, Alabama, North Dakota AND Kansas!!!

The very centers of culture, education and commerce in this nation!
– See more at: http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2013/02/27/conservatives-have-no-interest-in-what-chris-christie-might-say/?cp=3#comment-1245216

AND DEMOCRATS KEPT CALIFORNIA, NY AND IL. IL where jesse jackson is asking the national guard to come stop the killing. ca where the state is bankrupt. ny where the constitution is stomped on.

Aquagirl

February 27th, 2013
12:44 pm

I know you Moonbats won’t remember, but yours truly predicted Christie had crapped in his mess kit.

JohnnyReb, you and the CPAC loons are the ones holding the fecal matter. You haven’t realized that yet? Wow. So you get an A+ for arrogance but F- for utter cluelessness.

Matti

February 27th, 2013
12:44 pm

There’s something inherently hot about a plus-sized man with the level of confidence that Gov. Christie exudes. Sometimes I find myself wishing I could show him the awesome things I can do with vegetables. (Veggies are our friends, you know.) Then again, there’s no greater sense of failure a woman knows than the one that comes from trying to change a man. **sigh**

DebbieDoRight - Republican Math That Makes You Feel Good Is Called Matherbation

February 27th, 2013
12:44 pm

Bush didn’t have the money, or the right, to invade Iraq and yet he did it anyway.

Hence our ever expanding budget and the thousands of deaths/dismemberments/ etc. Perhaps if bush would’ve WAITED for a BUDGET to start a WAR while we were already at war with ANOTHER country; we wouldn’t be in this quagmire now.

Woodward, is not only leaving out a great deal of history with his statement. he’s attempting to do a quick rewrite of it too.
======

“kind of madness I haven’t seen in a long time” for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns.

The Persian Gulf is NOT a part of the United States. The U.S. does NOT own one iota of sand in the Middle East. Its time all those big money makers, (who secretly fund AlQ), in Saudi, Kuwait, etc.; start sending their own people in to defend their territories. No blood for oil.

AND it’s not like we’re getting oil at a discount anyway. we could’ve done the truly “capitalist” thing and demanded a 65% reduction in our price for oil for each American that is maimed, killed, or scarred battling to save it.

getalife

February 27th, 2013
12:45 pm

“Very mixed messages”

I read the drudgey link.

JohnnyReb

February 27th, 2013
12:45 pm

Lynnie Gal – you are Reagan’s famous saying personified. That being, Liberals know so much that is not true.

Palin was vilified for posting that Obamacare would have death panels. Turns out she’s correct, yet you think Repubs, where not a single one voted for Obamacare, has the death panels.

But, don’t feel alone. Jay thinks death panels exist within insurance companies.

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

February 27th, 2013
12:45 pm

Have only watched Duck Dynasty a few times, but find those guys to be funny and of course their business savvy speaks for itself.

Fake as all hell, but funny. One of the 2 or 3 non-sports TV shows I watch. New season starts tonight. Happy, happy, happy.

Speaking of funny, here’s some ladies following Biden’s advice:

http://youtu.be/jafkVM-jnbE

BMDPD

February 27th, 2013
12:46 pm

The GOP needs to bow out of all elections. This is why:
1. A Democrat controlled house and Senate couldn’t even pass a budget with a Dem Pres in office. (I guess they were too stupid to do so.)
2. The Dem Idiots will screw the country up so bad that people will be begging for GOP to return.

Give it to the Dems! They will kill themselves in the long run.

JamVet

February 27th, 2013
12:46 pm

Club for Growth

Isn’t that the outfit with the commercial with that Sy Sperling guy who says, “I’m not only the president, I’m also a client!”

DJ Sniper

February 27th, 2013
12:46 pm

Keith, please explain to the rest of us how the Constitution is being trampled in New York.

JohnnyReb

February 27th, 2013
12:46 pm

JHM, you’re a fine American.

django

February 27th, 2013
12:46 pm

I’m so scared folks. The sequester is about to hit. The sky is falling. The sky is falling….

Dirty Dawg

February 27th, 2013
12:46 pm

Keep it up Repugs…keep on lurching to the right. In election after election you have, and will, further marginalize yourselves to the point you’ll never, ever, again be relevant. I mean what in hell is wrong with a Governor, and especially a Republican, acting in the best interests of his/her constituents? Face it, the only reason you have a problem with him is that he is willing to ‘work’ with Barack Obama, and because you don’t want anything good to come from anything associated with this President. In fact, you people will be willing to see the Country continue to suffer if it means you can ‘get at’ Obama…and every day more and more across the nation come to realize it.

JamVet

February 27th, 2013
12:47 pm

Just keep getting trounced, keef.

You guys are getting really good at it!

moonbat betty

February 27th, 2013
12:47 pm

Wow!

All this talk of crushing, killing and destroying things…

lib or con?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwH4quvjRQg

stands for decibels

February 27th, 2013
12:48 pm

Corbin @ 11.54, just so it’s clear to all–

I first heard the line about Ginger Rogers doing everything Astair did only backwards and in high heels, via Ann Richards, who used that line at the ‘88 Democratic National Conventions.

however, apparently it originated in 1982…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Thaves

And I’m sure plenty of people who’d seen that dance duo contemporaneously had similar thoughts!

TBS

February 27th, 2013
12:48 pm

td

You need to do a youtube video. Title the song “But, But, but Ronald Reagan”…….

I’m thinking you could use the music to that cheesy 90s tune, “La Macrena”. Come up with some dance steps. One of you would have a Reagan mask, the other a Limbaugh and one a Newt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiBYM6g8Tck

getalife

February 27th, 2013
12:48 pm

godless,

I do like the way they talk and their sense of humor.

That is not fake.

Scooter

February 27th, 2013
12:48 pm

I always enjoy listening to Christie, so long as his weight isn’t the major focus of the interviewer.

django

February 27th, 2013
12:48 pm

BMDPD:

I don’t see it. Americans are so uninformed giving obama and the dems the purse strings would take us to bankruptcy even faster. I’m just glad we still have a few politicians there that still have the American people’s best interests at heart.

TBS

February 27th, 2013
12:49 pm

godless

It is called a “reality show”, so that is the clue that it is going to be staged. But those guys are funny, especially the dad.

td

February 27th, 2013
12:49 pm

DannyX

February 27th, 2013
12:43 pm

You forgot to mention that Regan made the military the strongest in the world and cut taxes more then any President in history.

Guess why Regan had to give into some of those progressive measures? Because he had to work with a Democratic controlled congress and COMPROMISED on their agenda (most everything you listed) to get his agenda passed.

Obama on the other hand will not actually give on anything. Just proving he is NOT a leader.

stands for decibels

February 27th, 2013
12:49 pm

Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye

“Speck of sawdust?” What kinda Commie Bible you quotin’ from, boy?

Rolando

February 27th, 2013
12:49 pm

Yeah, Jay, and we won’t invite Bloomberg either, another former RINO who is as much a Democrat as Joe Biden. Why would we want to invite these liberal sellouts to a conservative conference?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 27th, 2013
12:50 pm

Matti, I am open to broccoli temptation. :D ;)

Steve

February 27th, 2013
12:51 pm

I see that nothing has changed in here…

Oscar

February 27th, 2013
12:51 pm

The GOP has glued itself to ruural states who believe the less government the better, the lower taxes ae the better, and believe minorities should not be included in the political process. That makes them strong in the south and western staes which have no large cities or minorities. But the rest of the country is not buying into their progrm. Until they change, they will carry the south and west, buy miss out on the rest of the country.

Brosephus™: You can't stop my vote, Homie!!

February 27th, 2013
12:51 pm

But, don’t feel alone. Jay thinks death panels exist within insurance companies.

I’d suggest you Google Kyler Van Nocker and judge for yourself…

Insurance companies have denied claims and treatments for more than a few people that have died. Declining live saving treatment to save profits is a death panel action, plain and simple.

BMDPD

February 27th, 2013
12:51 pm

django, give the stupid people (because that is what they are) what they want. The old adage of be careful what you ask for…… It will come full circle. My only concern is if the country would be able to recover.

That Black Guy

February 27th, 2013
12:51 pm

Sparta_Bubba

February 27th, 2013
12:14 pm
Let’s see now. The south is full of party switchers from Democratic to Republicans, but Republicans have a problem with Christie switching parties. Just shows again how hypocritical Republicans are
_________________________________________
Please cite where Christie either switched parties or indicated that he will/would/may switch parties.

Oh, you can’t?

As we say around here, “If you have to LIE to make your point, you have NO point”

DebbieDoRight - Republican Math That Makes You Feel Good Is Called Matherbation

February 27th, 2013
12:52 pm

keith: people are admitting they voted for him numerous times. he won the election but its very doubtful that he is the legitimate poresident. the superior candidate lost because liberals are willing to break the law.

OMG I was hoping I never lived to see this. America, once a proud nation who believed in education and the right of the masses to be able to read and discern information for themselves; have now been reduced to people spouting crap from email sent to them by people as weird as they are.

Its amazing how people believe everything they read via chained emails. It sad. Good thing I met my new beau over the internet. He’s a french model.

You can’t lie on emails or the internet…..

getalife

February 27th, 2013
12:53 pm

As the gop self destruct our country is moving forward.

We need good paying jobs for consumers while the gop are focused on killing more jobs with failed austerity.

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

February 27th, 2013
12:54 pm

getalife: I just meant that the situations are contrived for TV.

whats wrong with the world?

February 27th, 2013
12:54 pm

1st – the republican party wont support gay marriage. In the bible Jesus tell all of us to love thy neibor. Let him be the one to judge.
2nd- I think the dems and libs are out of control with their spending. I think it should be reeled in a good bit. Cut programs where freebees are handed out to those who DONT WANT TO work.
3RD. All those recieving free aide should be required to do some type of community service for 30 hours a week. Work in a soup kitchen or help the states parks and rec division by mowing grass or planting flowers.
4th. If you all think this gov’t can support its spending habits over the next 25 years you are crazy. Think Chevy and Dodge- the gov’t pension program is very similar to the auto workers and what happened to them? Who will bail this government out?
5th. An individual can get a job and he will not take it because he makes more on unemployement. He should take the job and the gov’t should match the difference bewteen uneployement and his new pay check. For 1 year until he can get his feet on the groud.
6th Not all white gun owners and members of the NRA are racist.
7th I believe everyone needs a chance to suceed but taxing and taxing and taxing are not the answer. We need to cut the size and the budget of this government.
8th. Obama is more of a celeb than a president.
9th. How can are elected officals vote and recieve raises when the rest of this nation is buckling with the risng cost of all goods?
Next president needs to be a women with the ability to budget the nations debt.

TBS

February 27th, 2013
12:54 pm

td

You meant to say Democrat controlled House. Republicans had the Senate the 1st 6 yrs that Reagan was in office.

I know you know that but wanted to regurgitate your usual talking points, however I figured I would clarify it for you.

No problem. Don’t mention it. Anytime.

Oscar

February 27th, 2013
12:55 pm

td – Reagan followed the Keyes formula is increased government spending and cutting taxes. It stimulated the econom, but just as Keyes predited, ran up huge deficits and increased the national debt. We are still trying to reover.
And Keyes never came up with n answer to how to deal with the debt except to keep kicking the can down the road. Which is what we have been doing.

td

February 27th, 2013
12:55 pm

DebbieDoRight – Republican Math That Makes You Feel Good Is Called Matherbation

February 27th, 2013
12:44 pm

“Bush didn’t have the money, or the right, to invade Iraq and yet he did it anyway.”

Wrong!!! The US Congress (voted on in a bi partisan manner) gave Bush the authority and the money to go to war with Iraq.

“Hence our ever expanding budget and the thousands of deaths/dismemberments/ etc. Perhaps if bush would’ve WAITED for a BUDGET to start a WAR while we were already at war with ANOTHER country; we wouldn’t be in this quagmire now.”

The wars cost less money then the stimulus package Obama and the Dems did to pay off their voters.

“Woodward, is not only leaving out a great deal of history with his statement. he’s attempting to do a quick rewrite of it too.”

It is your post that is attempting to rewrite history.

Brosephus™: You can't stop my vote, Homie!!

February 27th, 2013
12:55 pm

JamVet

To get rid of keith, all you have to do is ask him a thought provoking question that he doesn’t want to answer because it will blow away his ideological thinking…

For example, I offer this exchange from a few nights back.

http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2013/02/25/how-sequestration-cuts-will-affect-georgia-citizens-businesses/?cp=all#comment-1242933

Steve

February 27th, 2013
12:55 pm

If I were a sociology major, I’d come here just to observe the behaviors of people. How absolutely childish, petulant, stubborn and plain ignorant people can be, and why they gravitate to these forums to post $hit anonymously.

BMDPD

February 27th, 2013
12:55 pm

getalife, you ever got a job from a poor man? Keep taxing the rich, idiot.

Look before I leap...

February 27th, 2013
12:55 pm

Betty made a comment a while ago that CPAC doesn’t speak for all conservatives and that is probably pretty accurate.

This will be a wound-licking, kum-bay-yah thing and I suspect they will spend the hours and days reinforcing the deluded notion that they lost because the liberals want free stuff then they want to destroy America.

The reality of course is that the GOP, like the Democrats, need the independents to get to and stay in the White House. Right now the GOP seems to think they can change the minds of the independents when it is actually the independents who will end up changing the minds of the GOP. That is of course, if the GOP has any interest in survival.

Mick

February 27th, 2013
12:56 pm

matti
**Then again, there’s no greater sense of failure a woman knows than the one that comes from trying to change a man. **sigh**

Rightfully so…don’t try to change em, just accept them as they are or…not.

Oscar

February 27th, 2013
12:57 pm

Chose your death panel, in a private insuance company or in medicare or Obamacare. They all work the same.

stands for decibels

February 27th, 2013
12:57 pm

“mexed missages”, for the record, returns “About 13,700 results” on the google.

getalife

February 27th, 2013
12:57 pm

“I just meant that the situations are contrived for TV. ”

True.

They do hate the beaver and like blowing stuff up.

DannyX

February 27th, 2013
12:58 pm

“I don’t see it. Americans are so uninformed giving obama and the dems the purse strings would take us to bankruptcy even faster.”

Exactly! Uninformed Americans should have never voted for Obama. When Obama took over the country was enjoying unprecedented prosperity. The stock market was soaring, GDP was way up, job creation way up, property values at all time highs.

When President George W Bush spoke at the Republican convention last summer it reminded people how lucky we were to have him. W was brilliant. I’m just glad we still have a few politicians like Bush that still have the American people’s best interests at heart.

DJ Sniper

February 27th, 2013
12:58 pm

Did td really just accuse Obama of not wanting to compromise? That’s the very mantra of today’s GOP. Pot, let me introduce you to kettle.

That Black Guy

February 27th, 2013
12:58 pm

keith

February 27th, 2013
12:21 pm
America is in decline. slowly dying under the weight of liberal spending. the feel good programs have done nothing but bring the nation to the brink. it was once a great country. no more. liberals destroyed Kalifornia and are now happily destroying the rest of the country. really sad to see this happening
___________________________
Your flight leave when?
Need a ride to the airport?

Oscar

February 27th, 2013
12:58 pm

Steve – they (we) probably come here for the am reason you did.

getalife

February 27th, 2013
12:59 pm

“getalife, you ever got a job from a poor man?”

Yes, my first jib was mowing yards when I was a broke kid.

Doggone/GA

February 27th, 2013
1:00 pm

“If you consider the last election “crushed” then want do you call Regan’s second win?” – See more at: http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2013/02/27/conservatives-have-no-interest-in-what-chris-christie-might-say/?cp=3#sthash.RkQyiXHX.dpuf

past history

getalife

February 27th, 2013
1:00 pm

moonbat betty

February 27th, 2013
1:00 pm

DebbieDoRight - Republican Math That Makes You Feel Good Is Called Matherbation

February 27th, 2013
1:01 pm

Sometimes I find myself wishing I could show him the awesome things I can do with vegetables. (Veggies are our friends, you know.) Then again, there’s no greater sense of failure a woman knows than the one that comes from trying to change a man. **sigh**

Ewwww.

DannyX

February 27th, 2013
1:01 pm

“Because he had to work with a Democratic controlled congress and COMPROMISED on their agenda (most everything you listed) to get his agenda passed”

Good point td, add that one to my list on why Reagan would never be invited to speak at CPAC.

#10- Reagan was open to compromise.

Jefferson

February 27th, 2013
1:01 pm

They (GOP) couldn’t win against a fellow with his hands tied behind his back and on one leg. Stay the course.

That Black Guy

February 27th, 2013
1:02 pm

Thomas heyward Jr

February 27th, 2013
12:22 pm
Chris Chrisiie is your typical big government Progressive that’s smart enough to be ashamed of being a progressive.
That’s why he claims to be a republican.
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A stinky fat b&sterd from a stinky state.
(I read somewhere that Jersey stinks so bad that when someone fluffs in a car, they roll the windows UP).
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Have you ever BEEN to NJ?

Also known as the Garden State.

4/5ths of the state is rural.

Farms and vast green space stinks?

I guess youe hate has effected you sense of smell.

Me? I love the smell of nature.

Mick

February 27th, 2013
1:05 pm

thomas

I’d rather live in jersey than in some backwood hayseed trailer park in georgia…sorry redneck convert…your ok though…

RAMZAD

February 27th, 2013
1:06 pm

This is the primary reason that I dont like Republicans.

They remind me of Communists. No one should even consider having an independent thought that diverge from the Party Line.

HDB

February 27th, 2013
1:06 pm

With the clowns that will be speaking and attending, maybe they should rename it to IDIOT-PAC………..

Joe Hussein Mama

February 27th, 2013
1:07 pm

J. Reb — “JHM, you’re a fine American.”

Well, that’s what the DoD and the VA tell me. :)

moonbat betty

February 27th, 2013
1:08 pm

Steve 12:55

Welcome to “One Flew Over the Cuckcoo’s Nest”

You’ll fit right in.

Jump in, the water’s great!

TBS

February 27th, 2013
1:08 pm

moonbat

Yes I have…….. “Relax dont do it” was also a good one

Steve

February 27th, 2013
1:08 pm

Oscar I come here for the sheer entertainment. I know that racist ignorant people exist, because we still vote in racist, ignorant politicians. I don’t experience that in my sane, normal world, but it truly is fun to peek in here and see this for real.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 27th, 2013
1:09 pm

Oscar: Chose your death panel, in a private insuance company or in medicare or Obamacare. They all work the same.

I disagree Oscar. Generally I would trust a government system without a profit motivation much more than a for profit system to make a determination.

Steve

February 27th, 2013
1:09 pm

moonbat I’ve been here awhile…

stands for decibels

February 27th, 2013
1:10 pm

i agree. It is kind of dumb not [to] have Christie not speak at the diner.

Yes.

This is an honest question—other than being a non-troglodyte about gays and muslims, which to me is not a particularly “liberal” or “conservative” politically, except in the most facile of ways, what about Chris Christie makes him “not conservative?”

I really can’t think of anything in his approach to legislation that would run afoul of what I hear conservatives say that they want. Frankly, he has spewed some of the same disgusting anti-labor rhetoric that we hear from the likes of Scott Walker (likening Reagan’s firing of PATCO workers to fighting the Soviets), and he’s killed a badly needed rail tunnel project because, well, you know, it’s spendy or something.

So I don’t get why he doesn’t have conservo cred, other than really surface deep stuff, like not spitting on Obama when the President came to visit. But maybe some here in the know can fill me in.

I don’t think he is unique just to Republican Party Purity. I seem to remember Joe Lieberman getting the same treatment from the Dems before he left the party.

There are some superficial similarities I guess; the CT democrats were furious with Joe for standing with Bush on the Iraq war, year in and year out, and thus he was successfully primary challenged. But that’s not really analogous to the Christie situation with CPAC, and Christie not being authentically “conservative” enough, I don’t think.

Regnad Kcin

February 27th, 2013
1:11 pm

“To get rid of keith…”

Why would we want to do that? He’s hilarious! He believes what he posts, even when it contadicts what he just said!

I admit to scrolling by some posters here, but I eagerly await keith’s posts – they always leave me smiling, if not outright laughing…

Joe Hussein Mama

February 27th, 2013
1:11 pm

td — “Wrong!!! The US Congress (voted on in a bi partisan manner) gave Bush the authority and the money to go to war with Iraq.”

Irrelevant. There’s no provision in the Constitution for the Congress to be able to delegate its authority to declare war.

“The wars cost less money then the stimulus package Obama and the Dems did to pay off their voters.”

FAIL.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_cost_of_the_Iraq_War

Brosephus™: You can't stop my vote, Homie!!

February 27th, 2013
1:12 pm

Hey Jay, if you’re around, has Fred been allowed back on the playground?