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Originally posted by NOTurTypical
reply to post by Evil_Santa
I'm not moving any goalposts. You're failing to address my point squarely. That the CONSERVATIVES have issues with Kristy, I never said the GOP did. If you have been paying attention, the RINO Republicans in the GOP have been against Conservatives since the days or Regean taking on Gerald Ford. The GOP doesn't like Conservatives and hasn't nominated one for a Presidential run since Regean in 1980.edit on 4-8-2013 by NOTurTypical because: (no reason given)
Cardenas was asked why popular New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie wasn’t invited to the event, which is largely seen as a stepping stone for GOPers considering a presidential run. "This year, for better or for worse, we felt like he didn’t deserve to be on the all-star selection, and for decisions that he made,” he said. “And so hopefully next year he’s back on the right track and being a conservative.” Cardenas allowed that Christie is “a popular figure, but everyone needs to live by the parameters of the movement.” Speculation has swirled that Christie was snubbed at CPAC for praising President Obama’s response to Hurricane Sandy during the presidential election.
So when it came time to send out the invites for this year's CPAC powwow, it wasn't a difficult choice for Al Cardenas, the head of the American Conservative Union (and CPAC's sponsor) to skip Christie. Mitt Romney? Sure. Sarah Palin? Of course. Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal? Bring 'em. But not Christie. "We felt that the governor's tone and attitude regarding this relief bill, which was really a pork bill, did not justify an invitation to the conservative conference and we took a pass this year." Of course, Cardenas didn't always feel that way. Seth McLaughlin of the Washington Times : "Mr. Christie in June headlined CPAC Chicago, where Mr. Cardenas introduced him as 'probably the finest straight-talker in America' and called him a 'great defender of liberty,' 'great defender of freedom' and 'a fiscal conservative.'"
Appropriation Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) $5.4 billion
Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Authority Emergency Relief $5.4 billion
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) $3.9 billion
Army Corps of Engineers $1.35 billion
Department of the Interior $287 million
Department of Health and Human Services $100 million
Department of Veterans Affairs $235 million
Small Business Administration $161 million
National Guard $24.2 million
Department of Agriculture $6 million
Amak $32 million
Federal Aviation Administration $14.6 million
Agriculture $218 million
Commerce, Justice, Science $513.25 million
Department of Defense $88.335 million
Energy and Water $3.997 billion
Financial Services $651 million
Homeland Security $6.544 billion
Interior and Environment $1.166 billion
Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education $725 million
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development $19.773 billion
It's kind of funny all of the hate on Chris in this thread. The right-wing is so quick to outcast the guy because he's shifted to the middle of the road after his state experienced a terrible natural disaster, and he dealt with the GOP blocking aid to his state multiple times.
In large swaths of conservative America, the thinking is that the Republican who may be best positioned to win the White House is not really a Republican.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is branded with a four-letter word, RINO (Republican In Name Only). Pundit Ann Coulter declares that Christie is "dead" to her. Talk radio poobah Rush Limbaugh says Christie will be the 2016 presidential nominee – for the Democrats.
Meanwhile, liberals and moderates see him as a Republican they could learn to like, if not love. Bill Clinton invited him for a friendly chit-chat on stage to culminate his Clinton Global Initiative conference in June. Barack Obama played a football toss boardwalk game with him at the Jersey Shore in May. And liberal network MSNBC consistently portrays him as a post-partisan hero.
But there should be no confusion here. What those in both corners of the political spectrum should understand is that Christie has governed New Jersey as a straight-down-the-line, if not pragmatic, conservative. And there is no indication that a President Christie wouldn't govern in the same conservative way. ...
Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are running neck-and-neck in a potential 2016 presidential match-up in Iowa, according to a new poll Monday. Each was supported by 41 percent of voters in Iowa surveyed in the Quinnipiac poll.
In a match-up with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Clinton was on top, 46 percent to 39 percent. Vice President Joe Biden trailed both Christie and Walker, 32 percent to 49 percent for Christie and 39 percent to 42 percent for Walker.
reply to post by FlyersFan
To get to the point .. Chris Christie is a Moderate Liberal Populist. (as well as a panderer and a typical politician )