Chris Christie Bigger Man, Not Scapegoat, For Reaching Across Aisle

GOP pundits are blaming everyone and everything for Mitt Romney’s loss on Tuesday, except their own bankrupt and out-of-touch ideas. The latest scapegoat is Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who some conservatives say torpedoed Romney’s shot at the White House when he applauded President Obama’s support in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

We’ve had our problems with Christie, particularly his decision to veto a gay-marriage bill passed by the New Jersey Legislature,  but blaming him for Romney’s loss isn’t just wrong-headed, its a perfect example of why the GOP failed on Election Day.

The party has gone from taking a stand on its principles (horrid as they may be) to spiting the American people just to stick it to the left. They’ve refused to work with Democrats at every turn and now it seems the party would rather watch the people of New Jersey starve or freeze to death than accept a helping hand from the President.

And Christie certainly did his part for Romney, as he recently explained:

“If the President of the United States did something good, I’m going to say he did something good and give him credit for it. It doesn’t take away for a minute the fact that I was the first governor in America to endorse Mitt Romney, that I traveled literally tens of thousands of miles for him, raised tens of millions of dollars for him, and worked harder than any other surrogate in America other than Paul Ryan.”

Ironically, Christie is just what the Republicans need—a politician who is intellectually conservative, not blindly dogmatic. But there seems to be a blindness epidemic in the Grand Old Party.

We’ve long suspected Christie pulled a fast one on marriage equality—saying he wanted the people of New Jersey to vote on it—because he was jockeying for the vice presidency or a spot in a Romney cabinet. Now that it’s not gonna happen—and maybe he realizes he wouldn’t want it, anyway—lets hope Christie changes his tune.

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  • 2eo

    Their failure and scrambling is hilarious. They’ve lost and as the old ones die they are not being replaced.

    Good riddance. Time comes for everyone, but luckily a lot of you will die and we will bring morals and education back to the establishment.

  • Dakotahgeo

    The Republican Party will never survive, having sold their political soul to the satanic TPod Party. To hear them now sputtering and coughing their way down the road of no return is not so much funny as it is tragic and unnecessary. Just wait until the Tea Party politicians start truly reaching across the legislative aisle and supporting the (gasp) Democrats’ agenda… and winning! If you think they’re howling and gnashing their teeth NOW, just imagine what it WILL be like when that happens! I, for one, can’t wait!!!

  • redspyder

    @2eo:”luckily a lot of you will die and we will bring morals and education back to the establishment.”

    lmao… with that attitude, why don’t more people reach across the aisle?

  • BJ McFrisky

    Wait a sec, wait a sec. Every time Chris Christi is mentioned on this site, out come the fat jokes by the score. ‘Smatter, guys? The man makes nice with Obama and suddenly you liberals aren’t so drearily snarky? Guess I’ll have to wait for the next story about Christie.

  • BJ McFrisky

    @2eo: Real classy, wishing death on those with whom you disagree. This election has proven you to be such a sore winner, I guess it’s a good thing you didn’t lose, or you’d be wishing worse than death on everyone, huh?

  • 2eo

    @BJ McFrisky: Nah, just you and your friends, I hear one of them did die on the friday before the elction in some kind of “accident” in an unconnected note I sent a bottle of fine whisky to someone from the same city.

    Not connected at all. Of course.

  • 2eo

    Also I appreciated you are not clever enough to appreciated the nuances of the English language, however you should try re-reading my first post. You know, just for your old pal 2eo*.

    * Neither old nor your pal.

  • BJ McFrisky

    Funny you should criticize my knowledge of the English language, especially when you wrote “. . . not clever enough to appreciated the nuances . . .” I believe you intended the verb “appreciate” rather than “appreciated.” Apparently it’s you who isn’t clever enough to appreciate the English language (or should I say “appreciated”?).
    note: Use your “nuance” of killing people in a letter to a public official, and see how quickly no one else finds it funny.

  • the other Greg

    @BJ McFrisky: The fat joke is right there in the headline: “Chris Christie Bigger Man…”

  • balehead

    Save this for morning goods…lol!

  • the other Greg

    @BJ McFrisky: BJ, I was wondering what you thought about Eric Dondero’s meltdown? — he’s the libertarian/Republican who used to work for Ron Paul who earlier this year reported Paul’s longtime homophobic remarks.

    But now Dondero has had enough of bipartisanship!: “All family and friends, even close family and friends, who I know to be Democrats are hereby dead to me. I vow never to speak to them again for the rest of my life, or have any communications with them. They are in short, the enemies of liberty. They deserve nothing less than hatred and utter contempt. … Do you work for someone who voted for Obama? Quit your job. Co-workers who voted for Obama. Simply don’t talk to them in the workplace, unless your boss instructs you too for work-related only purposes. Have clients who voted Democrat? Call them up this morning and tell them to take their business elsewhere. Have a neighbor who votes for Obama? You could take a crap on their lawn. Then again, probably not a good idea since it would be technically illegal to do this. But you could have your dog take care of business. Not your fault if he just happens to choose that particular spot.” [Quoted in New York magazine]

    Ha ha, gotta love that “technically illegal” warning at the end… like that’s the only reason NOT to crap on a neighbor’s lawn! (Are all laws merely “technical” to libertarians?)

    Anyway, BJ, I thought of you when I read Dondero’s screed — maybe it’ll give you some ideas, since you’re always complaining about how you’re the victim of all us awful liberals here!

  • Aidan8

    @BJ McFrisky: Ahh… hahhh hahhhh hahhhh….. Oh BJ, you big closet queen… Don’t you know that you don’t follow a “?” with a “.” within parentheses? Oh my my, what a big grammar-queen you turn out to be… hah hah hah hah hah…. lol Go back to writing press-releases for GOProud…

  • 2eo

    @BJ McFrisky: This is what happens when you’ve been up for 65 hours. If you had a job maybe you’d understand.

  • BJ McFrisky

    @the other Greg:
    Thanks for proving my point, ladies. And if you ever wonder why our hetero counterparts think of us as being petty and childish, just reference you own remarks on this site, and you’ll wonder no more. Seems that every time we accomplish moving three steps forward, nasties like yourselves open your mouths and set us two steps back. Bravo, bravo.

  • 2eo

    Don’t ever change BJ. It just wouldn’t be the same without you fumbling in the dark.

  • Dumdum

    Now now girls play nice. It is all fun and games until somebody loses an eye. I think we should offer Romney a reach around through his magic underpants. I’m almost certain that all of his money and fancy homes and horses is not comfort [email protected]BJ McFrisky: I hope you make a donation to the Red Cross before your accountant hides all your hard earned cash from the big bad government. I also hope that you are well clear of the San Andreas Fault. Wouldn’t want your precious home and or business crumbling around you, or god forbid, fall on your head.

  • the other Greg

    Poor BJ, always the victim!

    @2eo: “This is what happens when you’ve been up for 65 hours. If you had a job maybe you’d understand.” Hey, that’s the same excuse Diane Sawyer gave for looking drunk on the air!

  • alexoloughlin

    I find it revealing that during Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, those same Romney supporters, especially those on the far right (Tea Party scum especially) were only too glad to accept big government help in the form of FEMA.

    As for the gas shortage, none of them complain that the big federal and state governments they hate so much actually subsidize imported oil so that people like them and the rest of society can enjoy some of the lowest prices per gallon compared to much of the industrialized world. Remove those subsidies and Americans would be paying at least $7 or $8 a gallon. What they’d be now paying in the absence of those subsidies in real terms would be $15+ a gallon similar to what many in the European Union currently pay which can range from $7 to $18 a gallon. Unknown to most Americans, the EU countries’ high gas prices revenues partially contribute to heavy investment in infrastructure and other necessities, something that we in this country neglect until there’s a major disaster when it’s too late.

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