Snub: Chris Christie’s CPAC invitation not ‘lost in the mail’ after all

“Sources” tonight are confirming that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will have to buy a ticket if he wants to attend this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference. Will that seat next to first lady Michelle Obama at the black tie 2013 Governors Dinner be enough of a consolation prize?

So, who snubbed whom? Twitter has plenty of theories. Was Christie not invited because he’s simply not a conservative? Is it payback for that hug he and the president shared during the campaign? Is it possible the CPAC organizers were giving the popular governor an “out” to preserve his bipartisan support? Or are they shooting themselves in the foot? Maybe Christie didn’t want to attend anyway.

Is Christie getting ready to follow in Charlie Crist’s orange footsteps and switch parties? There’s an Obama fist-bump in it for him.

Related:

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  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    CPAC isn’t getting smart, Christie must be attending a DNC rally or something.

    • V the K

      On the plus side, CPAC just cut their catering bill in half.

      • kim

        and you sound just like the libs. Attack personally. Shame on you

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

          Do you honestly believe that comment was an attack and not intended as a joke?

  • Elliott

    As a conservative I’m glad CPAC has not sent an invitation to the nation’s most popular Republican elected official. I hope to see more of this mindset in the future so we can improve our dismal ratings and broaden our base. It would be great if they could get someone like Todd Akin into the lineup instead.

    • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

      So do you start lying 1st thing in the morning before or after you piss?(As A conservative)BS

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      A) Didn’t the RNC rebuke Akin enough for your liking? Can you say that the DNC has responded in as timely a fashion where Bob Menendez, accused of child/statutory rape, is concerned?
      B) Why pretend as though you are a Republican?

    • goldwater89

      Don’t you love how these people call him a RINO when in fact he’s been nothing but a small government conservative…

      http://www.politico.com/blogs/joe-scarborough/2013/02/glenn-beck-vs-chris-christie-157401.html

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Was he a small government conservative when it came to advocating the pork laden bill that, ostensibly, was to be used only for states that were affected by Hurricane Sandy?

    • $2346491

      Translation… As a liberal I love Christie because he endorsed Obama instead of Romney.

      • TocksNedlog

        Liberals probably do think that Christie endorsed Obama.

        • $2346491

          It isn’t that they think it. It is that he basically did endorse Obama. That is why they like him.

          • TocksNedlog

            Liberals do not “like” Christie anywhere near as much as you think they do.

          • $2346491

            Exactly who likes Christie then??? I don’t and I am a RINO.

  • Lady 12

    Normally I’d say he’s not invited because he’s not conservative… But didn’t CPAC invite that nitwit who said he didn’t feel comfortable calling fallen soldiers heroes?

    • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

      Yep, that would be MSNBC Chris Hayes invited to CPAC

      • Lady 12

        Thank you. I was going to say it was Chris Mathews, but I knew that wasn’t it.

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    Libs throw a hissy fit Christie not invited to CPAC.
    That pretty much explains everything.

    • TocksNedlog

      Yes, it would . . . IF it was the libs that were ‘throwing a hissy fit’, that is.

    • silas1898

      You call that a hissy fit? You need help/

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Is there a codified standard as to what constitutes a hissy fit and what does not? Somehow, I doubt there is.

  • Connor

    I’m sure Christie couldn’t give a flying fuck.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Considering he was a portrayed as a slothful villain in the 2010 race against Corzine and the Tea Party’s financial support helped him win, he would be a fool not to care. Every indication points to the economy being far worse when it comes time for his reelection. Leaders, rightly or wrongly, will often be blamed for a sour economy. He won’t be in a position to alienate even a small faction.

    • Jim Denney

      I guarantee you’re right about the not flying part. Wearing that taxpayer provided XXXXXXXXXL bomber jacket Obama gave him is the closest Dumbo will ever get to achieving liftoff.

    • TocksNedlog

      That pig ain’t flyin’ no matter how many engines you strap to it.

  • V the K

    So, a bunch of people who never intended to vote for Christie (or any Republican) are miffed because he wasn’t invited to an organization they hate.

    Makes about as much sense as liberalism in general.

    • Rick Weesner

      Agreed! If the Libs think he’s so great, why would a conservative want him? I’m really tired of Republicans who care more about what a Lib thinks than what a Conservative thinks.

      • V the K

        Which is more likely?

        1. Libs want Christie to be the Republican nominee because he’ll be a strong candidate with a good chance of winning.
        2. Libs want Christie to be the Republican nominee because he’s a guaranteed loser.

        • $2346491

          I’ll take Door #2.

        • jeffunde

          If Christie doesn’t remember what happened to McCain in 2008, then he better catch up.

        • Scott Carroll

          I don’t think libs want Christie to be the nominee. I think they like him now because he’s more than willing to trash fellow Republicans and that makes them super horny. But let him get within sniffing distance of the nomination in 2016 and it’ll be wall to wall fat jokes on the Daily Show.

          I think Christie is brash and savvy enough to realize (in a way McCain never did) that the media love is transitory and dependent upon their perception of him as a legitimate threat.

          I’m a huge Christie fan when he’s taking down unions and making reporters look like morons but I can’t stand him when he goes Top Gun (AKA being a Maverick). I won’t vote for him in the primary if he runs but let’s be honest here, there is currently only one Republican libs fear for 2016 and that’s the guy who has a 70% approval rating in deep blue NJ.

          • V the K

            How much of that 70% approval rate is made up of libs who love him because he sunk Romney’s candidacy?

            No way in Hell will Christie get 70% in his re-election.

          • Scott Carroll

            I’d be willing to wager he gets 60%. If there was any danger for him in his reelection bid Cory Booker would be running against him. Booker and the Dem party know Christie is a lock. That’s why Booker’s running for Lautenberg’s Senate seat instead.

            Libs love him because he’s brash and unscripted and he trashes Republicans. Not because he sunk Romney. No liberal would admit or even believes that it was anything other than President LightBringer’s ability and popularity that won him reelection.

          • $2346491

            The smart ones know he knifed Romney in their hearts; they just won’t admit it.

          • Surprise123

            No, I’m a liberal, and I (somewhat) like him. If he could convince me that the deep polarization of our national politics is one of our most serious problems, and that he wouldn’t put anti-Roe V Wade Supreme Court Justices on the bench, I’d seriously consider him.

          • $2346491

            I don’t think that they fear him at all. Christie is thin skinned and is bound to end up looking like a bully. It only took one report on CNN by a former Clinton doctor/ ally to set him off. And the approval rating means nothing… These people aren’t going to vote for Christie in 2016.
            Who they fear is Marco Rubio.. Hence the fact that MSNBC spent days trying to sink him over water bottle gate. The fact that Rubio was able to flip it around in a much more positive manner than Christie suggests that he is a much more formidable candidate. Sunshine is much deadlier in a politician than brash bullying.

          • Scott Carroll

            I would agree they fear Rubio as well, but only to the extent they think he can pull Hispanic votes. Putting the show on the other foot for a moment, I think we can safely say we fear Hillary in 2016, Right? And it’s because she’s the most popular politician in the country right now. Like it or not, in the Kardashian culture in which we live, popularity matters and Christie is the most popular Republican nationwide.

          • Surprise123

            No, the liberals don’t fear Marc Rubio. He’s Cuban American, for one, and most hispanics in America are Mexican American. And, although very bright, he’s inexperienced and doesn’t have the same charisma on the stump that President Obama had.

          • $2346491

            And if he is so totes a pushover, then leftists like yourself should be all excited about him as the nominee. Instead, MSNBC spent days trying to make water gate a thing.

            As for the criticisms..

            1. Yes, the Mexican American population won’t identity based vote with him (which is not what conservatives want anyway). However, he shares a similar culture and language with Mexican Americans, has a background similar to many first gen. Americans, and has done very aggressive outreach in the Latino community. (He regularly hits all the Spanish language TV shows.) The one area of contention between the Mexican and Cuban communities is immigration. I’m assuming that the immigration push is partially to blunt any criticisms.

            2. He is much more charismatic than Obama on the stump. The only thing Obama can do is read a teleprompter. Rubio can also do off the cuff as well as formal speeches. (I’m sure that Rubio’s Matt Scully acceptance speech will be a thing of beauty.)

            3. Rubio will have twice as much experience in 2014 as much experience as Obama did in 2006. Talk about hypocrisy for complaining about Rubio’s lack of experience.

            Y’all really should stop lying to yourselves about these things. That is never good.

          • Surprise123

            Yes, you’re absolutely right: Mr. Christie, with Marc Rubio as his vice presidential candidate, would be a very hard ticket to beat.
            But, from the comments of conservatives on this board, and others like it, that ticket is not going to happen.

        • Jedd McHead

          3. Libs want Christie to be the Republican nominee because he’s a RINO and why not elect him? He still has a little schmutz on his chin from Obama’s last visit, ferchristsake.

      • reneehaigh

        you have to because they are always scheming to stab the gop in the back every chance they get! so the medicine is a little bitter but the kool-aid makes it go down a little more liberally!

    • Scott Carroll

      I second your notion about liberalism but CPAC doesn’t emerge from this looking great either. This is the second situation they’ve mucked up in as many weeks. First the GoProud brouhaha and now this.

      There was a tweet above that summed up the idiocy of CPAC’s move succinctly, “Winners can afford to purge, losers can’t.” Romney didn’t lose the election because Christie was overly effusive in his praise for Obama’s handling of Sandy. Romney lost the election because low information voters can’t discern the difference between a growing economy and a stagnant one.

      Would I have a problem with Christie’s brand of Republicanism if he was the Governor of, say, Texas? Hell yes, but he’s not the Governor of Texas he’s the Governor of New Freakin’ Jersey. Ideology is geographically relative. A conservative in New Jersey is considered a squish in Alabama, a liberal in Vermont is considered a Stalinist in Utah, etc.

      Even though I’m a Constitutional Libertarian I’ve always felt more at home in the Republican party and the conservative movement because it’s inherently more tolerant of other points of view than the left. CPAC needs to live up to that standard and invite Christie and GoProud and Libertarians and moderates and, Hell, Kirsten Powers and Juan Williams if they want to come. Being inviting doesn’t mean you have to agree or endorse.

      • Joe W.

        Inviting Kirsten Powers and other non conservatives is madness.

        • Scott Carroll

          So tell me again why they invited arch right winger Chris Hayes?

          • Joe W.

            I already answered you, Scott, the first time you brought it up to me. I said it was a mistake. Do you ever make them, son??

          • Scott Carroll

            First of all I’m not your “son”. That’s a condescending way to rhetorically trivialize your opponent. Secondly I’m sorry about the double response. I didn’t realize I sent it twice Dad.

          • Joe W.

            My posts to you may be condescending, Scott, but your posts here are quite sanctimonious, my friend. Or maybe we are not friends, either?? Whatever. Your opinion is no more valid than mine or anyone else’s. CPAC can invite whomever they feel will help to further the cause of conservatism. The fact that Chris Hayes was invited was clearly a simple error. Yet you have chosen to trash them incessantly for the mistake. Sorta like liberals do. Finally…no problem about the double response. We ALL make mistakes from time to time, right?? Even CPAC.

          • Scott Carroll

            So if Hayes was a mistake, one they haven’t retracted by the way, what’s their reason for inviting Mitt Romney? Clerical error?

      • $2346491

        Romney most definitely lost the election because of Christie. He went from being five to six points up in the polls pre-Sandy to being underwater post-Sandy. He had the momentum. Perhaps Obama would have still been able to eke it out due to a superior ground game, but it would have been recounts in OH rather than 300+ EVs including FL.

      • Jim Russell

        Scott has it right. Christie is trying to survive in a very liberal State. Do we want half a loaf or no bread at all? Do we want to drive a popular winner to the enemies forces?

        CPAC was politically stu…, I’ll be nice, short sighted.

    • http://www.facebook.com/luke.givens.963 Luke Givens

      The only ones that I saw “miffed” about it were a few who called themselves conservatives and also Christie fans. Do you have a source on this?

      Personally I find it rather amusing. Have fun with the infighting! :)

  • Bristel

    I really don’t know what CPAC is doing… They’re all over the board with people they’re inviting, or not inviting. WTF CPAC? I love that Sarah Palin will be there, but I dislike that GOProud won’t be there.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Exactly, but then they invite nutjob liberals like Chris Hayes.

    • kim

      Go to their FB page and complain. maybe if enough of us do, they will change their stand

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    To the whiners tweeting above, CPAC isn’t even liked by the national GOP. If the GOP would listen to the speakers at CPAC, they wouldn’t need to “rebrand.”

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Yeah, but even CPAC has done some questionable crap lately like inviting Chris Hayes and barring GOProud, actually barring Christie is the only thing they’ve done right lately.

    • goldwater89

      So your solution is move the party further to the right? Independents and Moderates don’t want far-right fringe candidates like Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann. They are laughing stocks.

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        If you think Rick Santorum and Michelle Bachmann are “fringe” candidates then you are not a conservative and your opinion is of no value to us. kthnxbye.

        • goldwater89

          Thinking gays can be converted even though the medical community has said time and time again that the idea is simply preposterous. That’s fringe. You don’t even know what the word conservative means. You say you want smaller government yet you want government in the bedroom and in a woman’s womb. You’re a cafeteria conservative.

          • TheOriginalDonald

            YOU say you want smaller govt but have friends like Nanny Bloomberg???????

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            The medical community can still NOT prove that homosexuality is anything other than an individual choice. Your acceptance of them as being deserving of special, legislative consideration is just as foolish.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            I am a Christian conservative and guess what, there are gay people converted all the time regardless of what you have been told. But that isn’t the issue, gay people are allowed to have civil unions but traditional marriage is between a man and a woman. Also limited government does not mean zero government without morality or else murder would be legal and we classify abortion in that same category. And no thanks, I am not going to be lectured on conservatism by a liberal who doesn’t even realize his own party has become the Communist Party. As I said, your opinion is of no value.

          • operanerd1986

            The American Psychiatric Association considered homosexuality to be a mental disorder until 1973. They changed this only under pressure from activists. The goalposts keep getting moved further and further to the left.

            Also, if a party will not defend the right to life of the unborn, it’s not worth having.

          • Long_Knives_Drawn

            conservatives and libertarians like you give me hope!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            Why? Is it because they are indistinguishable from liberals?

          • shimauma

            you mean the medical community that is funded by libturd government…you’re ok with trusting their statements??? God Bless CPAC for leaving deviant groups and wishy washy “moderates” out. Maybe a real conservative can step up and save this country without crap like that in the way.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Why not advocate letting the people decide who they wish to represent them? Why the obsession with centralized planning and maintenance of the status quo?

      • NCRelite

        Pfft Michele Bachmann is a fine congress person and she cares more about the future of the country than dear leader Oblamea.

        • goldwater89

          Bachmann is our version of Maxine Waters.

          • TocksNedlog

            That’s true!

            Uh, except for the part where that isn’t true at all.

      • kim

        They aren’t laughing stocks or ‘fringe’
        Our party better pull up their pants and start including anyone who isn’t liberal, because it is the ONLY way we can win. We will not all agree and there is no perfect candidate, but if you want to salvage your country, you need to stop acting like the libs with the name calling and superiority complex and accept that people can unite for common goals while disagreeing on some specifics

        • goldwater89

          The only way we can win is if we stop running these room temperate IQ fringe candidates who obsessive over gay marriage and abortion which turns off Independents and Moderates. We can’t win by just relying on the party base. We need Indy’s and Mod’s too. Name calling? Is that why I read see the word RINO every time there’s an article about Chris Christie? He’s a Republican in a blue state. You can’t expect the man to govern as a far-right kook.

          • silas1898

            Such heresy will get you banished from the realm!!

            Santorum/Bachmann 2016 FTW!

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            And so you get a RINO in office. What will that get you? Restrained spending like we had with GW Bush and the RINO Congress? Oh, I forgot that didn’t happen.

      • V the K

        Yeah, the Republican Party needs to nominate more winning moderates…. like George HW Bush, Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney.

        Not only that, but we should trust the Establishment Moderate GOP to pick winning senators like George Allen, Connie Mack, Denny Rehberg, Tommy Thompson, Scott Brown, Charlie Crist, and Arlen Specter,

        Establishment moderates…. that is the GOP’s path to victory!!

        • Scott Carroll

          Not to be contrary, but what is your solution? I’ll freely admit I don’t have one. I think the country is irrevocably lost. The dependent class has grown too large. It’s strung out on the government crack known as entitlements. You’re not going to win those people with a “pure” conservative.

          I don’t know where this notion comes from that we can just run a true conservative and win handily. Think about it, how many conservative Presidents have we had in the past hundred years? I can name two, Reagan and Coolidge. That’s two out of 18. Not a great batting average.

          • Joe W.

            I think you are correct that the country is irrevocably lost, Scott. But that does not mean that conservatives should compromise their principles and embrace “moderates” or other non conservative folks.

          • V the K

            I agree, the country is lost. A velvet divorce between the red and blue states is the optimal outcome. They can have gay marriage, taxes and welfare. We’ll have God, guns, and jobs.

          • shimauma

            I think you’ve nailed it. once the libturds start implementing slavery to try to make their economy work, watch them fail big time from our side of the border.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        goldie, I know you hate looking at the world as it really is, but here’s the deal.

        If given a choice between a Democrat who is going to give away other people’s money, and a “kind of” Democrat who is going to give away other people’s money, the No Information voters are always going to choose the former.

        You’re never going to draw those leeches away from all those goodies. America deserves a difference in candidates. The GOP does not offer that.

      • TexSizzle

        CPAC is *not* the Republican Party. What do you not understand about that?

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    Chris Christie…. BUH BYE.

  • Steve_J

    Considering he agrees with Cuomo on 98% of the issues inviting Cuomo would be almost as good as inviting Christie

  • Joe W.

    The CPAC is for conservatives, NOT Republicans, RINOs, DemocRATs or any other flock of sea gulls that embrace progressive and liberal slop. Sarah Palin IS a conservative. Chris Christie is an Obama ass kissing liberal. Soon to be a full fledged, card carrying donkey. The knife he stuck in the back of Mitt Romney proved his liberalism.

    • kim

      um hmm… so all those who voted for Romney that were moderates, are good to toss back? really? You can’t see a circumstance where we might need these votes?

      • Joe W.

        I never said to “toss” anyone back, pal. Do not put words into my mouth. That’s the liberal game. I merely stated that CPAC is a forum for CONSERVATIVES. NOT “moderates”, undecideds, socialists, vampires or republicans that support things like gay marriage, abortion, global warming, oil drilling moratoriums, gun control and other liberal fetishes. You do not invite a ham sandwich to a banquet, my friend. And you don’t invite Chris Christie to a forum celebrating conservatism.

    • John (it true me am)

      You do realize that Christie has a more conservative record than Romney right?
      CPAC is a joke this year.

      • V the K

        Chris Christie supports gun control.
        Chris Christie supports Amnesty.
        Chris Christie literally threw his arms around Obama in the Final Days of the 2012 campaign.
        Chris Christie attacked Republicans for wanting to take the pork out of the Sandy Relief Bill.
        After four years under Chris Christie, New Jersey still has the second highest state taxes in the USA

        Oh, but he yelled at a teacher that one time.

        Some conservative.

        • jeffunde

          And had the flag flown at half-staff when Clarence Clemens and Whitney Houston died.

      • $2346491

        Well Mitt Romney voted for Mitt Romney last year. Chris Christie didn’t.

      • Joe W.

        And Mitt Romney was NOT my candidate of choice, either. Sarah Palin was. Mitt was last on my list, but I would have cast my vote for my dog, Sparky, OR Gov. Christie had they been running against Barack Obama. Christie is NO conservative, and CPAC is for conservatives. What about that do you fail to comprehend, Johnny??

        • John (it true me am)

          You are missing the point. CPAC banned GOProud over one issue despite being (modern American) conservatives in every other way. CPAC then invited Romney to speak, the tepid candidate that was roundly not supported by conservatives and only received the votes he did because he wasn’t as bad as Obama. Yet Christie, who IS more conservative than Romney(even if he is still a moderate) gets very publically snubbed.

          This has nothing to do with CPAC being “for conservatives”(which is debatable considering the many conservatives not happy with them, including major pundits like Charles Krauthammer), but their ridiculous judgement in who gets an invite and who doesn’t. If they hadn’t invited Romney and whats-his-face from MSNBC this would be an entirely different scenario.

          So Johnny comprehends better than you do I think.

          Christie blew it during the last stages of the election, no doubt about it, but people pretend like Romney wasn’t some golden boy up until then. It’s time to get over it.

    • Scott Carroll

      So tell me again why they invited Chris Hayes?

      • Joe W.

        Have you ever heard of “making a mistake”, Scott?? Or are you one of those “perfect” progressive moon bats??

        • Scott Carroll

          Yeah Joe, check my twitter feed and my 600 comments on Disqus. I’m a real left winger. The CPAC committee are colossal incompetents. They didn’t invite GoProud or Christie who are, you know, actual Republicans but did think to include MSNBC host Hayes. Seriously? This is the organization you’re worried about defending from the RINO horde? An organization that incompetent doesn’t deserve protecting.

          • Joe W.

            Your posts about CPAC sound much like a prog, Scott. GoProud, Christie, etc. may be Republicans, but they are NOT conservatives. Period. CPAC is a forum for conservatives, BY conservatives. I am not “worried” about anything, either, Scott. As you already stated, the country is already lost, and I am beyond caring about it. That is why my efforts are with Texas and our efforts at secession. You can whine about CPAC all you wish, Scott, but they are CONSERVATIVE. That means against abortion, Gay “marriage”, Global Warming, and the like. We also believe in a supreme being, and do NOT support the Islamic effort to dominate the world. I realize that you consider yourself a “libertarian”, and that’s fine and dandy. But you are no conservative either, so CPAC is not for you as well. Have a nice day.

          • everythingispolitics

            Are you a secessionist? Ahahahahahahahahahahha

  • blueniner

    Hey Christie you Liberal fraud get off the stage before you break it!

    • goldwater89
      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        A)Supporting massive federal spending plans that are neither timely, nor targeted.
        B) His stance on immigration.
        C) His interpretation of the 2nd Amendment
        D) His belief in Anthropogenic Global Warming and support of Cap and Trade (despite formerly being against such measures)
        For starters, of course…

        • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

          Ouch…Jillane on fire tonight! Nice.

        • goldwater89

          Do you even the article? Apparently not.

          “spending less in this year’s FY13 budget than Corzine spent in actual dollars in FY08, reforming and keeping afloat the state’s dying public pension and health benefit programs by eliminating COLAs, increasing employee contributions, raising the retirement age while saving the moribund system $120 billion over 30 years. Why would Glenn Beck or the other right-wing talkers be impressed with a guy like Chris Christie? Hell, he only cut business taxes by $2.6 billion and created 100,000 new jobs over two years in his one state.

          So please show me these massive spending plans.

          Do you realize the party’s anti-immigration stance is costing us tons of voters?

          • TocksNedlog

            Yeah. Remember that awkward moment at the convention when Ted “born in Calgary” Cruz had to stand there and read the “we are opposed to immigration” portion of the official GOP platform?
            It was ‘game over’ right then, I tells ya.

          • Joe W.

            The party is NOT anti-immigration, you fool. The republicans are anti-ILLEGAL immigration. Is that so hard for you to understand?? I don’t care if the RINO party never wins another election, either. Conservatives are who I plan on supporting. Real conservatives. Not your unprincipled pals.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            The party is not anti immigration. The party is anti illegal immigration. If the future of the party is dependent upon turning a blind eye to criminal behavior, I would not weep for its demise.

          • Scott Carroll

            I don’t agree with the ad hominems, but Joe is right. Immigration reform ranks fourth among issues that Hispanics care most about, it’s simply not the driving passion for them that we make it out to be. Also note that after Reagan signed amnesty into law in 1986 George H.W.Bush got a smaller share of the Hispanic vote than Romney did.

            For all the punditocracy’s claims about Hispanics being “natural conservatives” it’s just not the case. Second and third generation Hispanic immigrants are just as liberal on social issues as young voters in general. When asked in a recent poll what they prefer, more government services and higher taxes or less government services and lower taxes Hispanics chose the former by 72%. Also the out of wedlock birthrate among immigrants is higher than that of blacks. Not a great recipe for baking a good conservative voter.

            The bottom line is that we won’t win a sizable share of the Hispanic vote until the third or fourth generation when they stop thinking of themselves as a homogenous ethnic group and start thinking of themselves as individuals.

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    The sec HuffPo started loving him, I knew his bed partners must have changed.

  • Jack Deth

    This is what sitting at Obama’s right hand during the Governors’ Dinner gets you.

    The Coup De Gras that began with Obama’s “Kiss of Death”, day long photo op after Hurricane Sandy.

    Can’t say you didn’t do this to yourself, Chris. But you did!

    • [email protected]

      i dont understand what is wrong w conservatives! they just hate christie bc he hugged obama and praised him in areas they agreed? after all, what does the bible teach u? it teaches to love ur brother regardless of belief. pray for those who prosecute u. the only thing i hear of u is hate and the opposite of christianty. This will not lead u anywhere how much u become ignorant of reality. Jesus himself will punish u! just start from the infighting we are already witnessing

      • $2346491

        No we hate him because he handed the election to Obama. Those “photo ops” are ridiculous and don’t help the people affected by the storms. In fact, all the police, emergency personnel, etc. that needed be pulled off of actual relief efforts to deal with Obama’s campaign rally.. er disaster relief tour.. ended up probably hurting the people of NJ. Only two people were helped by that li’l display – Obama who would have lost the election without it and Christie whose Presidential ambitions would have been screwed if Romney had gotten elected.
        I enjoy people who are truthful. As a leftist, perhaps you should admit that the only reason that you like Christie is because he helped Barry get reelected. Also, isn’t it sort of hypocritical for someone who thinks that the religious right is made up of theocrats to start quoting Jesus?

        • Scott Carroll

          If you think Christie handed that election to Obama, you’re sadly mistaken. That election was handed to Obama by virtue of 60 years of welfare state building a bigger and bigger dependent class. When Obama got off the plane Christie could’ve kicked him in the balls and spit in his face and Romney still would’ve lost.

          • $2346491

            Romney was ahead in the polls until Sandy. But hey.. let’s just go back, curl up in a little ball, and think that we can never win another election.

          • Scott Carroll

            No, he wasn’t. He was ahead in some polls and behind in others. The ones he was ahead in (like Rasmussen and Gallup) still had him ahead on election day and those polls turned out to be woefully inaccurate. The fact is except for a brief period immediately following the first debate Romney was probably behind the entire race.

            I’m all for winning elections but this idea that a country that elected Barack Hussein Obama twice is desperately longing for a conservative candidate is just hogwash. Whether black (Government assistance), or white (tax loopholes), or young (subsidized student loans), or old (Medicare and Social Security), we’re all drunk off the government teat. And we are not going to elect someone who campaigns on taking that teat away.

          • $2346491

            Romney was up on all the tracking polls, so yes he was ahead. The low info types were impressed by Christie frenching Obama and switched to Obama in the last week. It is completely Christie’s fault that Obama is still President and historical analysis will bear this out.

          • Scott Carroll

            No, he was not.

            http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/general_election_romney_vs_obama-1171.html

            If you look at the polls conducted from 10/20-10/30 (the day Sandy hit)

            Obama was up in 4 polls, Romney was up in 1, and they were tied in 3. If you go back further to include the entire month of October Obama was up in 12, Romney was up in 9, and they were tied in 4. Taken in the aggregate that data indicates a small Obama lead throughout the month of October and a larger Obama lead in the final days before Sandy hit.

          • $2346491

            He was up in the three tracking polls – Ras, Gallup, and the ABC one. He was up in the swing states. Romney was ahead and had the momentum. Sandy screwed him over. Christie screwed him over. I will not vote for Christie in a general election because of his disgusting display against Romney in 2012.

            The fact that you are probably a leftist troll is very clear… 1. Your demand that Republicans nominate Christie, so that they can be defeated in the polls and 2. Your desire to repress Republican turnout by suggesting that Rs shouldn’t go to the polls because all is lost.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        It was his comment the morning after the Obama visit. He didn’t just say, “I’m concerned about the people of New Jersey,”

        He prefaced that by saying, “I Don’t give a Damn about the Presidential election…”

        And then he went on to pile heaps of praise onto Obama. What message did that send to voters NOT affected by the storm, but in very fear for the life of our Republic with another Obama term?

    • TexSizzle

      Coup de gras? Is that a dig at Christie’s weight? The term is “coup de grâce”.

      • Jack Deth

        Either way, Tex.

      • Jack Deth

        “220… 221. Whatever it takes!”

  • goldwater89

    Why would they invite a sane Republican? Let the wingnuts like Bachmann and Santorum speak at CPAC.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Why do you care who they invite? You speak of prominent Republicans with derision and no substantiation, so much so that I somehow doubt you are the target audience of CPAC.

      • goldwater89

        They aren’t prominent Republicans. In 2006 Santorum lost his seat by 18%. the largest margin of defeat for an incumbent senator since 1980. Bachmann barely won reelection last November. The woman thinks gays can be “converted.” She’s insane. Those two make me feel embarrassed to be a Republican. Thankfully only a small fraction of the party support them.

        They are also extremely unpopular amongst Independents, which is why they’ll never win a national election or even a state wide election for that matter.

        • TocksNedlog

          Other than those two “state wide” elections that Santorum already won . . .

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

    Christie may be the ‘R’ behind their names’ best prospect to be a president with an ‘R’ behind his name, but allow me to go ahead and invoke Godwin by saying it would be like having Göring replace Hitler, to include the girth. I don’t know where people get this idea that Christie is a conservative. He isn’t. He’s a gun-grabbing, illegal immigration supporting, soft on Islamic militantism RINO that doesn’t even have that good of a record on fiscal policy. He’s John McCain all over.

    • kim

      as long as he and his supporters are not voting for the liberal candidate, I don’t give a crap what they are

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        He just explained to you why they would be voting for the liberal candidate.

        What good did it do to have Arlen Specter in the Senate, when it came down to really important issues. Even if he did vote for the conservative side, it was never a done deal until the very last. And who knows what price was paid on other issues to get that vote?

  • bossmanham

    So liberals are mad that a liberal isn’t being invited to a conservative gathering? Uhm…yeah. They would love for us to just become liberal.

    Let’s stop caring what they think, k?

    • TocksNedlog

      If you really think that “liberals are mad” then perhaps the “stop caring what they think” should begin with you.

      • bossmanham

        Wut?

        • TocksNedlog

          There aren’t ANY liberals that “are mad” about CPAC’s snub of Christie.
          The ONLY thing liberals are doing is chiding conservatives for supposedly ‘turning against’ the (allegedly) most viable GOP candidate for 2016.
          They’re not ‘upset’ about it; they’re DELIGHTING in it.

        • TocksNedlog

          There aren’t ANY liberals that “are mad” about CPAC’s snub of Christie.
          The ONLY thing liberals are doing is chiding conservatives for supposedly ‘turning against’ the (allegedly) most viable GOP candidate for 2016.
          They’re not ‘upset’ about it; they’re DELIGHTING in it.

  • NCRelite

    Comon’ this is stupid. Christie took on the unions in New Jersey, that is conservative in my book. This ridiculous pursuit of the perfect conservative is asinine. I’m no Christie cheerleader but he has done way more for the conservative movement than half the rank and files

    • http://twitter.com/maplebob23 Fake Obama Follower

      And more to undermine it at the same time.

    • $2346491

      He endorsed Obama. Therefore he isn’t a conservative.

  • kim

    1. We need conservatives, republicans, moderates, independants and libertarians to get off their butts and vote.
    2. Be upset about Christie playing footsies, but that has nothing to do with insulting all those who like him who would be voting conservative.
    3. Continue to ban the conservative gays also. Not like they were expecting to trade their vote for a yes vote on marriage, but make sure they have nobody but a Dem to vote for.
    We can afford to play ‘party purity’ and all when we had MILLIONS who stayed home and let Obama be re-elected because their candidate wasn’t the nominee.
    Gret way to bring everyone together
    Cut your nose off to spite your own face, as always
    This should be our slogan..
    Republicans.. how to pull defeat out of the jaws of victory

    • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

      If your nominee is identical to your opponent, what’s the point? So we can celebrate having someone with an R behind their name. There was no bigger compromiser in the world than John McShamnesty, but once he opposed a democrat for public office, the media darling got his comeuppance, and was shown that the media will like you keep being a puppet, but don’t try to rise to the rank of Puppeteer.

    • suyts

      Repub pulled defeat from the jaws of victory because we run unprincipled moderates. NEWS FLASH!!! Conservatives are sick of playing “footsies” with moderates who are so unprincipled they can be cast as anything and everything. We’re sick of supporting people who are comfortable in losing as long as they retain power over the Repub party. We’re sick of supporting people so afraid of offending they refuse to stand behind their views. If you want to continue to support people like that idiot in Virginia, go for it. I’m done with it. I’m done with people like Chris “I can’t without fed money” Christie, tanking elections for personal gain. I’m done with people afraid to say “Benghazi” in a debate.

      Question: How many more left leaning Repubs do we have to run before you people figure out that’s the formula for losing?

      • kim

        1. I am not ‘you people’.
        2. I perfectly understand and agree with you on VOTING for moderates, nor do I support them financially.
        3. BUT… not welcoming their vote is stupid.
        4. I don’t endorse gay marriage either, but I’m not willing to toss away their votes for conservatives.
        5. Nobody asked you to VOTE for a moderate, I just stated we need to stop thinking that unless someone falls into this narrow little parameter, we don’t need their vote, because we do.

        • n4cerinc

          I think James’ point of focus was voting FOR moderates, not dismissing moderate voters. And don’t say they are not mutually exclusive because they are. GW proved that. The Republicans run moderates like McCain or Romney. These men, who years ago were extolled by the Left as “reasonable” and “not extreme” were made out to be the incarnation of Lucifer during the national election. Yes, the smart people in the ruling class tell us that we meed moderates. But the Republicans keep losing with moderate candidates. You can’t get more moderate than Romney. But you know how that turned out. You think Christie would have a better chance as a Republican in 2016 than Romney in 2012?

        • SlimWich

          By your logic then, CPAC should also include all sorts of liberal speakers. Let’s get Nancy Pelosi and Debs Wasserman to speak. I mean, we want the liberal’s vote too, right?

          It’s a Conservative convention, not a Republican one. I would imagine they would want speakers who espouse conservative values and then try to live them. Over the past 4 years, through his own words and actions, Christie has proven that he is no Conservative.

    • $2346491

      So who did you vote for last year? I’m thinking Obama.

  • kim

    STOP looking for the ‘perfect conservative’ He/she does NOT exist.
    As a party we have everything from independents to evangelicals.
    NOBODY is going to please everyone, so stop pushing away those YOU don’t like

    • J. Cox

      Shorter…and more accurate…screw your values and the true conservative msg,move further left…..ya..that worked well before right?

    • $2346491

      Christie is not invited because he campaigned for Obama last year. Rubio is a much stronger candidate.

    • TocksNedlog

      We are not looking for a ‘perfect’ conservative.

      But a LEGITIMATE conservative would be nice.

  • rinodino

    And this is exhibit 24,564 on why you will continue to lose national elections

    • $2346491

      Why? Christie is a weak 2016 candidate. He’ll lose his temper and Hillary will look like a victim.

      • TocksNedlog

        Keep dreaming.

        • $2346491

          Ummm.. Christie praised Obama’s leadership skills after Sandy and even went on campaign stops — er disaster relief photo ops — with him in the last week of the campaign. If that wasn’t an endorsement, then I’m not sure what else to call it. It is the main reason why were stuck with President Obama for four more years.

          Since Christie put his own political future ahead of the country’s future, he doesn’t deserve our support. I will not vote for him in either a primary or general election. I sincerely hope that Rubio does a rerun of the FL 2010 Senate race on this guy and stamps out his political future just like he did to Charlie Crist. Then he can go become a commentator on MSNBC like Joe Scarborough.

          • TocksNedlog

            I am no big Christie fan. Just sayin’, don’t be surprised if neither one of them is on the final ballot, is all.

          • $2346491

            Well. Then I guess that I won’t be voting in a general election.

            Very much praying that Rubio works out here if only to stop Christie.

    • Elena0412

      Christie is not one of us, so it matters little if he wins or loses an election to a candidate who holds identical (liberal) views.

  • Axelgreaser

    HE’S A BIG BOY. Just ask Dr. Connie Mariano. Or ‘Size Queen’ Barbara Walters: “Governow, are you wowwied about you’w size?” I don’t think anyone but a scheming Democrat looking ahead to 2016 considered that a problem. Until that rain storm, Sandy, which was biblical. And in the aftermath, a window of time when Obama was on ‘high alert’, literally bowing to the East for a ‘crisis’, a plague of locusts, anything to be handed to him and he indeed was handed the perfect storm. Faster than you can say ‘Photo Op’, AF1 was fired up to deliver the ‘Don’ to the shores of Jersey. And BHO and Christie ran, ‘slow motion’, into one anther’s arms. At least that is how I perceived it. I watched that ‘hug’ and I thought: “Jesus, Mary & Joseph! That’s not right!” And the stink was not from beached, dead fishes, it wafted off that hug. Christie knew what he was doing. He hugged Satan. He did it for the cash which he would have received by rights, anyway. We all saw it. And it is very HARD to forget. Both the hug and the pork and I’m not speaking of Christie’s physique. We’re talking enormous, huge ‘Porkulous’, all billed to the taxpayer, the ugly offspring of that moment of ‘intimacy’ between two men who looked like Laurel and Hardy standing side by side. Christie got his hug in, Obama got his ‘photo op’, Romney got screwed and we did too. Without a kiss and more debt.

  • suyts

    Christie is the best chance? For what? He’s not a fiscal conservative, he’s not a moral conservative, and he’s not loyal to the Repub party. Does anyone really believe he’s a solution for this nation? Besides, if he gets the nomination he has no chance of winning. He won’t turn out the base, and he’ll lose like Romney and McCain. Loser unprincipled RINOs should start their own party. Call it something like the “stand for nothing party”. Why don’t the totalitarian nutters just back Bloomberg?

    • Axelgreaser

      Republican’s grabbing onto Chisties cankle is an example of the disarray within the Republican party, and the ‘desperation’ to rid ourselves of Obama’s radical, punitive, Marxist savaging of the American way of life. The most recent Christie-like ‘fixation’ was Dr. Benjamin Carson, who took Obama to the woodshed like Republican woosies NEVER do. The instant reaction from the ‘right’ media was to deluge this man with suggestions he, a surgeon, author, lecturer, immediately begin running for office. And the panic is all the worse knowing the media is truly state owned, social media is an ‘Obama Machine’ MONOPOLY, and the RINO infected Republican party seems to act more like a bitch in heat when in the presence of the Community Organizer first & President second, who moves with ease between jamming it to the ever disoriented Republican’s, mis-representing all of his policies, contents of unread bills he’s signed into law and his ‘base’ to whom he panders and spends the balance of his time with and to hell with the rest of America, comprised of those whom disagree with Obama and with whom will be, as Valerie Jarret has warned: ‘Dealt with.’

  • Eff-BHO

    kim – you are an idiot. you obviously know nothing about history, politics or the republican party. go home, sit down and be quiet.

  • $23629333

    It would be interesting to compare the list of speakers for this CPAC bun toss to the one for last year’s GOP convention.

    There may be a cost concern involved in NOT inviting Chris Christie to this bun toss. The cost of keeping him fed and everyone else in attendance would be staggering. Imagine being behind him at the buffet.

  • Sam Howard

    He turned out to be another RINO. Aren’t we glad he didn’t try a run for president…aren’t we glad we found out now…

  • Guest

    Chris Christie is about as conservative as Barack Obama. In fact I would vote for Obama before even considering casting a ballot for el cerdo falso.

  • kateorjane

    I don’t know which is stupider – the libs or the anti-conservative Republicans. I doubt that Christie actually considers himself a big C conservative – after all he’s happy that he agrees with Cumo on over 95% of the issues. The CPAC is NOT the GOP convention so excluding someone who they feel doesn’t represent conservative positions is within their right. I doubt that the GOP insiders invite many hard right conservatives to speak at their concaves

  • reneehaigh

    christie lost his notarity when he was using his tongue for toilet paper on national tv to wipe obamas ass. i was waiting for him to light a cigarette afterwards: christie allowed this moron to use him for a cheap photo op after the storm: it was stated by a lot of undecideds that they voted for boobama because he showed compassion: where is it now? he would make a good democrat willing to sell out his party for his needs: kinda like boobama. they are still waiting for money to come~!!~ who was the winner in this user friendly (so it seems) edition! and for you dems: you think you have anybody better for 2016? hillary with her “what difference does it make”? that will chime in the minds of many americans: it makes a HUGE difference my fellow americans and many people will make sure they DO remember her remarks!

  • notenoughtime

    The liberals love Christie because he falls in line for a photo op with the all, powerful Great One!

  • LordElrond09

    It’s simple. Christie is opposed to second amendment rights. Never getting my vote

  • DaTechGuy on DaRadio

    What I don’t understand about this entire argument is this:

    CPAC is run by the Conservative Political Action Caucus

    Last time I looked that is not a part of the GOP.

    If this was a specific GOP event then the critique might have merit

    • Joe W.

      Spot on. I have been saying this all along. Libertarians, RINOS, Republicans, liberals, and all other non-conservatives do NOT belong at the CPAC.

      • Scott Carroll

        So why did they invite Mitt Romney (RINO), Ron Paul (Libertarian), Chris Hayes (Liberal), and Newt Gingrich (Republican)? Surely they can’t all be mistakes.

        • Elena0412

          Because CPAC does not consult with Joe W. before they decide whom to invite…

  • fivebyfive

    He’s a moderate republican at best
    not a conservitive

  • plaingolf

    He’s a Republican. Who cares whether he’s a conservative or not? He’s the only chance the Repubs have in 2016

  • JustLikeAnimals

    This stupid fat f&^%$#k is well on his way to declaring himself a Dem. This medicaid deal is obviously quid pro quo for King Hussein’s $50B gift in the aftermath of Sandy.
    Christie has his nose so far up Hussein’s ass that he can smell the bullshit before it spews from Hussein’s stupid mouth.

    Pair of losers that deserve each other.