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

967 comments Add your comment

pete

February 27th, 2013
2:29 pm

Hey Mick,

A truck load of cheese to go with your Whine is coming your way.

You go girl.

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

February 27th, 2013
2:30 pm

I heard Plaxico Buress was seen at Grady High today…any truth to this?

Forget trigger locks, they need to include holsters with them pistols.

stands for decibels

February 27th, 2013
2:32 pm

if it were not for gov christie’s “potential” health issues.. i think he could go farther.

Well, there’s certainly time, if he is really thinking about running, to safely get himself into a more telegenic physical state of being, so to speak.

(Even if he doesn’t hit the primary circuit in 2015, I hope for his sake that he does, anyway. I’m sure he’d prefer to, he’s said as much before.)

Welcome to the Occupation

February 27th, 2013
2:35 pm

HDB, getalife: “….and how many people forget that it was the US that ARMED Iraq in the first place in an attempt to keep the Iranians at bay……and it wsa during the REAGAN Administration that the mujahaddin was armed in Afghanistan to keep back the Russians…and we wound up having to fight against own own weaponry in Afghanistan”

One of the reasons the U.S. ruling elite has been so magisterially pissed ever since its brutal puppet was overthrown in ‘79. There had been an enormous arming of that country from ‘53 right up to the revolution. The U.S. elites still see blood red at the mention of Iran.

Oh by the way did you hear Obama, that elite’s current mount piece, is now getting more aggressive about an actual attack on Iran? It’s being reported in the Israeli media:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/obama-to-tell-netanyahu-us-gearing-up-for-strike/

During upcoming visit, president will convey message that window for American military operation opens in June, TV report says

Doggone/GA

February 27th, 2013
2:35 pm

“if it were not for gov christie’s “potential” health issues.. i think he could go farther. – See more at: http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2013/02/27/conservatives-have-no-interest-in-what-chris-christie-might-say/?cp=5#sthash.q3Grm6Sx.dpuf

EVERYONE has “potential health issues”

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

February 27th, 2013
2:38 pm

The laws define “unborn child” as any individual of the human species from fertilization until birth.

Where do you FIND some of this mad up crap?

Man! I should write a book a la Dear Abbie and call it:

The crazy, insane, highly susceptible to idiocy, conservative men of the blog!

I’d make millions!

Roe V. Wade – 410 U.S. 113 (1973) — When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer. [410 U.S. 113, 160]

It should be sufficient to note briefly the wide divergence of thinking on this most sensitive and difficult question. There has always been strong support for the view that life does not begin until live birth.

weetamoe

February 27th, 2013
2:38 pm

He could never run as a democrat because he is too fat, you say? What about Waddles Nadler D NY. Or Carl Levin?
Christie will be ok. It’s not like he’s Joe Lieberman . ‘Sides he sat at His Redundancy’s right hand at the governor’s dinner. Ooh ooh betcha he’s a double agent. Playing games in the enemy camp. Maybe he slipped a little testosterone into the redundant one’s drink.

Krystal'sBalls

February 27th, 2013
2:39 pm

Talk about biting ones nose to spite their face. Dumb dumg move. HE really is the best thing they have going for them.

UNCLE SAMANTHA

February 27th, 2013
2:41 pm

HEY DEBBIE

I DIDNT MAKE IT UP…….. THOSE WACKY ILLINOIS LIBERALS CAME UP WITH IT

CHECK IT OUT

http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/health/fetal-homicide-state-laws.aspx

EVEN AN ILLOGICAL LIBERAL CAN’T UNDERSTAND ILLOGICAL LIBERAL LOGIC

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 27th, 2013
2:41 pm

if it were not for gov christie’s “potential” health issues.. i think he could go farther.

Well, I think you’re trying to say he’s big-boned, sorta like the missus. You can starve yourself to death and them bones will still weigh alot. I guess they’ll be wanting us to put 2 x 12 joists at 12 inch centers under the Oval Office if he gets elected President. I done it for the whole trailer and I can tell you it’s alot of work.

Ken

February 27th, 2013
2:43 pm

Picked on Rubio last week. Chris this week. How about the child in the White House next week ???

JamVet

February 27th, 2013
2:43 pm

Bro,

ccitchykeith has not exactly shown the debating skills of William Jennings Bryant, Clarence Darrow, Stephen Douglas or Abraham Lincoln, has he?

LOL!

(More like Brittney Spears…)

JamVet

February 27th, 2013
2:45 pm

Ken, are you suggesting that coconuts migrate?

Or that Rubio and Christie are children?

weetamoe

February 27th, 2013
2:46 pm

Dr Ben Carson will be speaking at CPAC. Think he’ll gat a warmer reception than he received from his host at the president’s prayer breakfast?

stands for decibels

February 27th, 2013
2:49 pm

Samantha, did you pluck that bit of c. 1986 IL state code from this website, perchance?

Mick

February 27th, 2013
2:49 pm

yo pete

Well, thank you sir but when it comes to war, life, and death, I take those issues seriously so you can keep your whine and cheese and put it where the sun doesn’t shine…

breckenridge

February 27th, 2013
2:49 pm

“It was a vast overreaction and a mistake that CPAC officials didn’t invite Chris Christie.”

Charles Krauthammer.

Doggone/GA

February 27th, 2013
2:49 pm

“Picked on Rubio last week. Chris this week”

Ummm…did you actually READ what Jay wrote? I’d love to see the quotes where he “picked on” Christie…if you can actually find any.

Steve

February 27th, 2013
2:49 pm

LOL

Behold the genius that is today’s Republican Party:

For the past several years, congressional Republicans have focused relentlessly on a single message: Washington — led by President Obama — is spending too much money, and it needs to stop.

But according to new Washington Post-ABC News polling, that laser-like focus isn’t helping Republicans win the argument over federal spending — with 67 percent of those tested disapproving of the “way Republicans in Congress are handling federal spending.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/02/27/republicans-are-losing-the-spending-argument/

OedipusTax

February 27th, 2013
2:50 pm

Actually, conservatives have no interest in what Jay Bookman has to say.

Doggone/GA

February 27th, 2013
2:51 pm

“Actually, conservatives have no interest in what Jay Bookman has to say – See more at: http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2013/02/27/conservatives-have-no-interest-in-what-chris-christie-might-say/?cp=5#comment-1245424

And they CONSTANTLY come here to say so.

breckenridge

February 27th, 2013
2:52 pm

“CPAC is in a corner because it can’t afford to cross groups that are big sponsors that have said they will leave if GOProud is in the building.”

A CPAC employee.

UNCLE SAMANTHA

February 27th, 2013
2:52 pm

REPOST FOR STANDS FOR DECIBELS

UNCLE SAMANTHA

February 27th, 2013
2:41 pm
HEY DEBBIE

I DIDNT MAKE IT UP…….. THOSE WACKY ILLINOIS LIBERALS CAME UP WITH IT

CHECK IT OUT

http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/health/fetal-homicide-state-laws.aspx

EVEN AN ILLOGICAL LIBERAL CAN’T UNDERSTAND ILLOGICAL LIBERAL LOGIC

stands for decibels

February 27th, 2013
2:52 pm

Granny Godzilla

February 27th, 2013
2:52 pm

weetamoe

February 27th, 2013
2:38 pm

He could never run as a democrat because he is too fat, you say?

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.Who said that? YOU said that.

Doggone/GA

February 27th, 2013
2:56 pm

“Who said that? YOU said that”

In fact, I haven’t see a “lib” say it yet.

You know, the conned have this amazing ability. They’re not “libs” but they always KNOW just what “libs” are thinking.

They’re always wrong…but it IS an amazing ability (to be wrong)

catlady

February 27th, 2013
2:59 pm

Heck, even I like Christie, though I doubt i’d agree with him on much. I like his “spill the guts” style.

stands for decibels

February 27th, 2013
3:01 pm

by the way, Sam, thanks for that link. It’s a useful peek into the wacky world of religious fanatics who try to somehow bake abortion criminalization into the cake by any means necessary.

Of course, such efforts are doomed to failure. You will never re-criminalize elective abortion in this country. The best you’ll manage are some stupid roadblocks in the more backward states; such efforts will be used by Democrats to convince moderate voters of just what kinds of loons are occupying the respective Governors’ mansions.

td

February 27th, 2013
3:01 pm

Bottom line: The United States Congress voted to allow GWB to go and remove SH from power. It was a Bi-partisan vote with over 70 US Senators (including Clinton and Kerry) basically saying it was in the national interest to do so. The loony left did not take the vote to court to say it was Unconstitutional so therefore it was Constitutional until the SCOTUS says otherwise.

The USA took out a brutal dictator that had WMD (See Bro’s post on the subject for evidence). If you leftest do not like these facts then to dam bad.

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

February 27th, 2013
3:03 pm

During upcoming visit, president will convey message that window for American military operation opens in June,

If Obama attacks Iran, it will be interesting to see how much wailing about “moral authority” we hear from the left.

TBS

February 27th, 2013
3:03 pm

“If you leftest do not like these facts then to dam bad. -”

If you don’t like the fact that Romney got his ass whupped “then too damn bad”

Joe Hussein Mama

February 27th, 2013
3:03 pm

Doggone — “Ummm…did you actually READ what Jay wrote? I’d love to see the quotes where he “picked on” Christie…if you can actually find any.”

Any time a librul says something good about a conservative, it automatically renders that conservative poisoned to the rest of the conserva-crew and none of them can ever vote for him or speak well of him again.

Pizened, I tells ya! :D

stands for decibels

February 27th, 2013
3:04 pm

The USA took out a brutal dictator that had WMD

Whitewarsh! Gitcher whitewarsh here!

getalife

February 27th, 2013
3:05 pm

They united to honor Rosa Parks so today is a good day to cut a deal.

The gun hearings are a moral check.

graham gets smacked down.

TBS

February 27th, 2013
3:05 pm

godless

I’m sure the same hypocrisy that come from the left in regards to Bush will rain down from the right in regards to Obama

Neither side as a monopoly on hypocrisy and feigned outrage.

Jefferson

February 27th, 2013
3:05 pm

Who is against closing tax loopholes ? If they are not bad why do they call them loopholes ?

Dharma Bum

February 27th, 2013
3:05 pm

Just more of the same… we lumber from one crisis to the next, kicking the can down the road a little longer and all you Dems and Reps can do is point the finger at the other side… truly sad, but this is what America deserves at this point… we perpetuate this by not holding both sides accountable.

btull27

February 27th, 2013
3:05 pm

What Democrats have done which Republicans fail to do is nominate the person with the best chance to win. There isn’t a qualification check for Democrats or Hillary would have won over Obama in 2008. They saw Obama’s rising popularity and put Hillary in a raft with a jug of water and said, “Good luck.” Republican keep screwing around with their dumb checklist of credentials their nominee must have which is further seperating them from fiscally conservative voters (not Republicans). If Republicans want to regain power, they need to become fiscally conservative again and drop the social BS issues (gay marriage, religion, abortion). All of these issues are personal and no one wants a politician weighing in on what they think is best. Until they realize this, Democrats will continue to beat those drums scaring every uneducated voter. They harp endlessly on these subjects and always get at least one Republican to say something stupid which becomes the election rally cry for the Democrats. It is a game for the stupid which Democrats have mastered.

Welcome to the Occupation

February 27th, 2013
3:05 pm

By the way, Jay, note to your web people: terrible idea to include the automatic link when pasting from the page! Very annoying and user-unfriendly.

UNCLE SAMANTHA

February 27th, 2013
3:05 pm

stands for decibels

February 27th, 2013
3:01 pm
by the way, Sam, thanks for that link. It’s a useful peek into the wacky world of religious fanatics who try to somehow bake abortion criminalization into the cake by any means necessary.

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YOU ARE WEELCOME

THE ONLY THING MORE SCARY THAN CONGRESSPEOPLE AND SENATORS IN WASHINGTON ARE THE ONES IN STATE LEGISLATURES

I.E. SODOMY LAWS IN GA THAT HAD TO GO TO SUPREME COURT TO BE ELIMINATED

Don

February 27th, 2013
3:07 pm

All Christie did was get the state’s budget under control without raising taxes. That certainly isn’t the conservative style of Reagan and W where the deficit soared. In fact the three presidents that grew the size of gov’t the most since WWII were Johnson, Reagan and Bush. The three with the best record: Nixon, Clinton and Obama. (yes, really!) They kept gov’t size flat.

The problem is that gov’t is about 24% GDP now. It needs to get back down to 19-20% – and taxes need to rise back up to that level from about 17% currently.

They way to get there is Simpson-Bowles. Two dollars of cuts for every dollar of tax increase.

td

February 27th, 2013
3:07 pm

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

February 27th, 2013
2:38 pm

One comment: You talked about going to an unjustified, morally wrong war when the US went into Iraq and then in this post argue that it is legal to take a unborn life. There are no moral problems with this position?

One Question: If a unborn child is not a human being then why do states charge people with Homicide when the life of an unborn child is taken?

Granny Godzilla

February 27th, 2013
3:08 pm

“CPAC is to conservative politics what all-star games are to professional athletes,”
American Conservative Union head Al Cardenas
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Beer, peanuts and steroids?

Joe Hussein Mama

February 27th, 2013
3:08 pm

td — “Bottom line: The United States Congress voted to allow GWB to go and remove SH from power.”

Bottom line — they have no such Constitutional power.

“It was a Bi-partisan vote with over 70 US Senators (including Clinton and Kerry) basically saying it was in the national interest to do so.”

So? I’m on record here many times expressing just as much, if not more, obloquy for those Democrats who voted for it as for the Republicans.

“The loony left did not take the vote to court to say it was Unconstitutional so therefore it was Constitutional until the SCOTUS says otherwise.”

If the power isn’t expressly granted to Congress in the Constitution, then Congress doesn’t have that power, regardless of what the SCOTUS says.

Now, since you have seen fit to assert that Congress has a power not granted to it under the Constitution, tear up your GOP voter registration. You are no longer allowed to vote for a Republican, ever.

“The USA took out a brutal dictator”

Not our job, or the President’s

“that had WMD”

That we sold him.

“If you leftest do not like these facts then to dam bad”

If you don’t like the facts *I* posted, then too damn bad for you, Cowboy.

JamVet

February 27th, 2013
3:10 pm

The cons have completely given up on the northeastern part of the country.

They have run off almost all of their elected representatives from there.

And guess what that means?

They are in one HELLUVA pickle to try and get the necessary EC votes to win the White House.

Or as a high ranking member of the Segregationist Party said recently, “The GOP is in danger of becoming the permanent minority.”

Ironic, huh?

td

February 27th, 2013
3:10 pm

TBS

February 27th, 2013
3:03 pm

“If you leftest do not like these facts then to dam bad. -”

If you don’t like the fact that Romney got his ass whupped “then too damn bad”

Totally accepted the fact that Obama was re elected. Just have to work hard to limit his socialist agenda for the next four years.

jconservative

February 27th, 2013
3:11 pm

As a conservative, or at least I thought I was, I find it strange that CPAC is inviting a bunch of losers but passing on some proven winners.

I can see Jindal, Cruz, Paul, etc,all proven winners.

But Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Sarah Palin, all proven losers? Who with a political IQ of 80 would want to listen to losers tell you how to win?

Today the biggest and brightest star in the Republican Party is the Governor of New Jersey.

UNCLE SAMANTHA

February 27th, 2013
3:11 pm

td

February 27th, 2013
3:07 pm
DebbieDoRight – Republican Math That Makes You Feel Good Is Called Matherbation

February 27th, 2013
2:38 pm

One comment: You talked about going to an unjustified, morally wrong war when the US went into Iraq and then in this post argue that it is legal to take a unborn life. There are no moral problems with this position?

One Question: If a unborn child is not a human being then why do states charge people with Homicide when the life of an unborn child is taken?

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FINALLY SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE JAY-VERSE!

Counting Votes and Taking Names

February 27th, 2013
3:12 pm

For Sinkwich and Recon and the gang, it’s quite alright that their ideology has been marginalized, as long as it’s practiced and publicized. For the rest of us, knowing that it’s been marginalized is worth the price of admission.

td

February 27th, 2013
3:13 pm

JamVet

February 27th, 2013
3:10 pm

The cons have completely given up on the northeastern part of the country.

And just how much money has the Dems put into the South? H3ll if it was not for the VRA and the African American representation quotas set up in the act then the south would be totally in Republican hands.

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

February 27th, 2013
3:13 pm

JamVet @ 2:43

Not hardly!!! :lol: :lol:

Doggone/GA

February 27th, 2013
3:14 pm

“The United States Congress voted to allow GWB to go and remove SH from power – See more at: http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2013/02/27/conservatives-have-no-interest-in-what-chris-christie-might-say/?cp=5#comment-1245432

Nope, they didn’t. They approved an authorization for HIM TO DECIDE what to do. And he did.

Joe Hussein Mama

February 27th, 2013
3:14 pm

C. Votes — “For Sinkwich and Recon and the gang, it’s quite alright that their ideology has been marginalized, as long as it’s practiced and publicized. For the rest of us, knowing that it’s been marginalized is worth the price of admission.”

I know, right? :D

Watching our cons is like watching a rat in a coffee can. Slowly, ever so slowly, they become dimly aware of their situation.

And then they become DESPERATE and MAD.

Ah loves it! :D

Doggone/GA

February 27th, 2013
3:16 pm

“The USA took out a brutal dictator that had WMD”

Nah, we had nothing to do with Kim Jong Il dying.

stands for decibels

February 27th, 2013
3:17 pm

Ladies and gents, I give you: td’s amen corner.

FINALLY SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE JAY-VERSE!

You guys going to stay up late, watch videos and braid each other’s hair later?

getalife

February 27th, 2013
3:17 pm

“Today the biggest and brightest star in the Republican Party is the Governor of New Jersey. ”

Did we find a sane con on this blog?

Dharma Bum

February 27th, 2013
3:18 pm

A lot of mean-spirited posts today… really sad to see what political discourse has devolved into in America. I take solace in the fact that most of you are almost certainly not like this when removed from the comfort of relative anonymity behind a computer screen.

JamVet

February 27th, 2013
3:18 pm

H3ll if it was not for the VRA and the African American representation quotas set up in the act then the south would be totally in Republican hands.

English please, the only VRAs I can find is Virtual Research Associates and the ticker symbol for Vera Bradley, Inc…

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

February 27th, 2013
3:18 pm

jconservative

As one of the most sane and coherent conservatives here, I look forward to your comments, no matter how brief. Like you, I wondered the same thing as far as the guest list.

Steve

February 27th, 2013
3:19 pm

The South is turning bluer and bluer. Texas and Georgia, two huge southern states will one day be blue. I know that makes you cons crazy…

Doggone/GA

February 27th, 2013
3:20 pm

“The South is turning bluer and bluer”

Too early to say that. At best, it’s getting a tinge of purple

JamVet

February 27th, 2013
3:20 pm

Oh! You mean the Voting Rights Act of 1965! The landmark civil rights legislation that outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S.

Gotcha.

Now what was that about quotas?

getalife

February 27th, 2013
3:20 pm

saddam admitted he was bluffing to keep Iran from attacking.

Now Iran and Iraq are close allies with lots of oil.

Mission Accomplished?

Nope.

td

February 27th, 2013
3:20 pm

Joe Hussein Mama

February 27th, 2013
3:08 pm

td — “Bottom line: The United States Congress voted to allow GWB to go and remove SH from power.”

“Bottom line — they have no such Constitutional power.”

The loony left did not take the vote to court to say it was Unconstitutional so therefore it was Constitutional until the SCOTUS says otherwise.”

“If the power isn’t expressly granted to Congress in the Constitution, then Congress doesn’t have that power, regardless of what the SCOTUS says.”

Well just damn we agree on something. When the Dems confessing that the Federal government has absolutely no power to redistribute wealth through entitlement programs because they are all UNCONSTITUTIONAL then I think most conservatives will agree that we can not send troops to foreign lands without a declaration of war.

Are you ready to admit this fact?

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

February 27th, 2013
3:20 pm

H3ll if it was not for the VRA and the African American representation quotas set up in the act then the south would be totally in Republican hands.

Did that just make Jay’s point or not??? All the while we see these “legislative actions” to try to put the South totally in Republican hands by trampling the rights of those who don’t vote for them. And people ask why the VRA is still relevant.

Progressive, Liberal, Lefty

February 27th, 2013
3:21 pm

Christie had one hell of a nerve to put the best interests of this state above that of stupidity. No wonder he wasn’t invited. Tea-publican heads would be exploding all over the joint if they had to listen to reasoned intelligence. Hence, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum and Allen West. No chance of an intelliegent morsel from that group of stooges.

stands for decibels

February 27th, 2013
3:21 pm

Did we find a sane con on this blog?

jcon is one of the brightest folks on any blog, actually. Don’t always agree with him, but I never doubt his sincerity, and I always consider his opinions to be well informed. Can’t really ask for much more than that.

Regnad Kcin

February 27th, 2013
3:21 pm

“Totally accepted the fact that Obama was re elected. Just have to work hard to limit his socialist agenda for the next four years”

Socialist

“You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” – Diego Montoya

getalife

February 27th, 2013
3:22 pm

Good, we have one sane con on this blog.

UNCLE SAMANTHA

February 27th, 2013
3:23 pm

jconservative

February 27th, 2013
3:11 pm
As a conservative, or at least I thought I was, I find it strange that CPAC is inviting a bunch of losers but passing on some proven winners.

I can see Jindal, Cruz, Paul, etc,all proven winners.

But Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Sarah Palin, all proven losers? Who with a political IQ of 80 would want to listen to losers tell you how to win?

Today the biggest and brightest star in the Republican Party is the Governor of New Jersey.

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it boils down to money………. CPAC and the Republican party are not concerned with a conservative agenda……. they are more concerned with maintaining power and keeping the flow of money going within the circle………

otherwise HUNTSMAN was the LOGICAL candidate to back over ROMNEY

Doggone/GA

February 27th, 2013
3:24 pm

“Diego Montoya”

Inigo, not Diego

Steve

February 27th, 2013
3:25 pm

Doggone – to your point, some rural states are turning redder, but the more urban southern states are drifting closer to purple, then blue. It’s only a matter of time due to demographic changes.

Joe Hussein Mama

February 27th, 2013
3:25 pm

td — “Well just damn we agree on something. When the Dems confessing that the Federal government has absolutely no power to redistribute wealth through entitlement programs because they are all UNCONSTITUTIONAL”

Your evidentiary support for this statement, please. :D (laughing)

“then I think most conservatives will agree that we can not send troops to foreign lands without a declaration of war.”

Funny how y’all s*it your collective pants over Obama sending military aircraft into Libyan airspace — in *complete* accordance with the War Powers Act — but y’all have no problem whatsoever with Congress delegating an authority it has absolutely no Constitutional power to delegate and allowing the President to unilaterally start a war that’s now lasted for ten years.

Y’all are pathetic.

“Are you ready to admit this fact?”

Are you ready to admit the fact Saddam Hussein didn’t have a SCRAP of WMD that we, the UN and the IAEA didn’t already know about and have under surveillance?

Frd ™ Cancelling out the Brocephus vote

February 27th, 2013
3:26 pm

I liked the earlier topic better but SOMEONE *forgot* to free me. I think he needs to buy the beer. What say you folks? Beers on Jay?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux1vBolJf5Q

Doggone/GA

February 27th, 2013
3:26 pm

“It’s only a matter of time due to demographic changes. – See more at: http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2013/02/27/conservatives-have-no-interest-in-what-chris-christie-might-say/?cp=5#comment-1245479

but it’s not a given how it will work out…which is why I said purple

Erwin's cat

February 27th, 2013
3:26 pm

“Diego Montoya”

Juan Pablo’s older brother?

stands for decibels

February 27th, 2013
3:26 pm

Just idle speculating, but, perhaps there’s some jiujitsu going on here—Christie can establish moderate, nationwide cred by this dis-invite? Perhaps he wanted to be able to disassociate himself with the – using jconservative’s term here – “losers”?

A right wing “sister soulja moment”, so to speak?

Fred ™ Cancelling out the Brocephus vote

February 27th, 2013
3:26 pm

Wow, I was so excited I couldn’t even correctly spell a 4 letter screen name correctly……..

Regnad Kcin

February 27th, 2013
3:27 pm

“it boils down to money………. CPAC and the Republican party are not concerned with a conservative agenda……. they are more concerned with maintaining power and keeping the flow of money going within the circle………

otherwise HUNTSMAN was the LOGICAL candidate to back over ROMNEY”
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Dear gods, I agree with U. Sam!

“Inigo, not Diego”

You are, of course, correct. :)

Doggone/GA

February 27th, 2013
3:28 pm

“Christie can establish moderate, nationwide cred by this dis-invite? – See more at: http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2013/02/27/conservatives-have-no-interest-in-what-chris-christie-might-say/?cp=5#comment-1245483

Somehow I just don’t see Christie calling them up and begging them to NOT invite him. Not his style

Doggone/GA

February 27th, 2013
3:28 pm

“You are, of course, correct.”

Well…it’s one of my favorite movies!

Regnad Kcin

February 27th, 2013
3:29 pm

Welcome back, Fred!

JamVet

February 27th, 2013
3:29 pm

CPAC is the poster boy of the purity tested Pup Tent Party.

No dissent allowed and no independent thinkers tolerated…

Fred ™ Cancelling out the Brocephus vote

February 27th, 2013
3:29 pm

<i.Juan Pablo’s older brother?

No Eugenio’s younger brother.

Regnad Kcin

February 27th, 2013
3:29 pm

“Well…it’s one of my favorite movies!”

Mine, too. That’s what makes it so embarrassing…

Fred ™ Cancelling out the Brocephus vote

February 27th, 2013
3:31 pm

Mine, too. That’s what makes it so embarrassing…

But I was correct on who’s brother the man YOU posted was lol.

Redcoat

February 27th, 2013
3:35 pm

Our government has become a joke……nothing but pandering actors and a million ways to dodge any responsibility while spending somebody else money and getting rich…….

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

February 27th, 2013
3:36 pm

I think he needs to buy the beer. What say you folks? Beers on Jay?

I second the motion!!!!! What say ye, Jay??? It’s been motioned and seconded. Shall we have a vote?

:)

Checking in after the dictator gets another 4 years

February 27th, 2013
3:37 pm

Hum, liberals hate fat people people ( except for the cola,fried chicken eaters who keep electing them). Wonder how Christie will fit in.

JamVet

February 27th, 2013
3:37 pm

stands for decibels

February 27th, 2013
3:38 pm

we have one sane con on this blog.

We have several. They know who they are. I don’t always remember that they are here when I lose my temper with some of the thicker ones, but when I do, they help keep me honest (and borderline-civil, most of the time.

Fred ™ Cancelling out the Brocephus vote

February 27th, 2013
3:39 pm

Brocephus: I have an idea. I’ll bet about now the novcelty of little sis is wearing thin and the FIRST Princess is feeling a little neglected.

Daddy date. I’m taking mine to the “theater” Friday. Up in Duluth.I know that’s a haul for you, but there supper and some games is always appropriate. I’ll bet she would love the bowling alley…….. (She’s around 6 or 7 now right?)

stands for decibels - fried chicken eater!

February 27th, 2013
3:39 pm

fried chicken eaters

I’d been meaning to amend my screen name in a silly fashion while it’s still allowed. Thanks for the idea.

Erwin's cat

February 27th, 2013
3:40 pm

Checking in after the dictator gets another 4 years – Hum, liberals hate fat people people ( except for the cola,fried chicken eaters who keep electing them). Wonder how Christie will fit in.

I am beginning to understand why the left thinks republicans are stupid….and racist :roll:

Fred ™ Cancelling out the Brocephus vote

February 27th, 2013
3:40 pm

Thanks Jam, (I have it running in a different window.) It felt like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdXjm8pZMws

Matti

February 27th, 2013
3:42 pm

Hum, liberals hate fat people people.

Clearly missed my comments earlier.

TBS

February 27th, 2013
3:42 pm

JamVet

February 27th, 2013
3:44 pm

tastymorsel

February 27th, 2013
3:45 pm

The reason why Republicans don’t like Christie is because he is proving to be nothing more than a politician. After 4 years of a campaign/political approach to governing, they would like someone more real. People do get sick of the constant bashing of the opposing party on a daily basis, and no one is better at this than Obama. When there is no media to challenge you, it’s easy. No brilliance in that philosophy. Look at Arne Duncan’s comments about teachers getting pink slips due to sequestration. He lied, was aware he was lying, and still said it. If this was a Republican, it would be the biggest story of the day….and the next day…… and the next month. It’s just swept under the rug for a democrat. You can’t beat that. Sorry. It’s over. Maybe Jay will wright about that. Doubt it.

Keep Up--Borderline Civility Fighter

February 27th, 2013
3:45 pm

Stands aint the only one can update his name. :P