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Hot Off the Presses: Video of Chris Christie’s Speech Today at Reagan Library

Update at 5:45 a.m. PT: Chris Christie has the highest approval of any governor in the 50 states, and he governs as a Republican in a bright blue (Democratic party) state. Just heard on TV that his approval rating with New Jersey voters is 54% to 36%.

So, how about this. A well-written, thematically sound speech by a leader who is walking the walk! And he doesn’t shy away from nailing Obama, but in a thoughtful way that is far more devastating than calling Obama names.

And that Nancy Reagan. So frail, so elderly. But she is sharp as a tack. And she is promoting the Republican who she believes has the best shot at defeating Barack Obama. In her mind, tonight, she was announcing to the world: “This is the man who can re-ignite the Reagan revolution. Get him to run while you can.” Nancy Reagan and her silent partner, still trying to make history.

Part 2 — “Christie Slams Obama” –>

By the way, MoxNews has quite a collection of very recent videos. I’ve bookmarked their YouTube site.

  • Anonymous

    Which Title Doesn’t Governor Palin Need? Since Governor Palin’s On the Record appearance Tuesday night, the blogosphere and media outlets have been buzzing with opinions that she’s not running for president in 2012.

    Her conversation with Greta Van Susteren left some to ponder, perhaps more than ever, if she has decided not to relinquish her freedom–not to be shackled–for the sake of a title. Comments left in various and sundry places revealed that some people were angry, some were confused, some were frustrated, while some remained encouraged.

    No one was unmoved, however. No one was without some type of reaction. No one was neutral. It was, quite simply, that consequential an interview, if for no other reason than that viewers deemed it so.

    http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/09/which-titl
    I don’t know which road Governor Palin will take in all this, but I am certain of this one thing: wherever the road leads her, she’ll find me still walking beside her when she arrives. Read more http://hillbuzz.org/2011/09/29/hillbuzz-open-thread-thursday-september-29-2011/#idc-container

    • Anonymous

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      THANK YOU,
      HILLBUZZ!!!

    • Anonymous

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      THANK YOU,
      HILLBUZZ!!!

    • Anonymous

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      THANK YOU,
      HILLBUZZ!!!

  • Anonymous

    Governor Palin is Still
    Alley Cat Smart

    Guest Submission
    by John Smith

    “And therefore those skilled in war bring the enemy to the field of battle and are not brought there by him”
    - Sun Tzu

    Everyone is getting all wee-weed up lately about Sarah Palin’s supposed indecision about a run for President, especially after her interview last night with Greta. Some here are nearly suicidal. Others are begging for people to have faith and keep their powder dry. For my part, I’ll just offer a simple statement:

    Sarah Palin has already decided to run for President.

    http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/09/governor-p

    Read more http://hillbuzz.org/2011/09/29/hillbuzz-open-thread-thursday-september-29-2011/#idc-container

  • Anonymous

    Sarah Palin Has Until
    Late December to Jump In,
    and Still Win Mark my words; the Grizzly from the North is still the one person that every Republican running fears the most. As for the Democrats, who cares. Even they know that the way things stand now, there is not a Democrat around that could garner more than 40% of the vote in a head to head contest next November. In my life, there has never been a situation where even the least desirable candidate in the Republican Party will win going away against any Democrat. (I said will, not could) If the Democrat nominee is Obama, well then good night Irene, because the fat lady is already warming up. http://newsblaze.com/story/20110925063522vike.nb/…Read more http://hillbuzz.org/2011/09/29/hillbuzz-open-thread-thursday-september-29-2011/#idc-container

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    I have always wonder what foreign intelligence services psychological works up looked like for BO. It appears that other nations have acted as one might when dealing with a narcissistic personality disorder who shows signs of being bi-polar as well… I am sure somewhere in the bowels of Langley some analysts charged with doing the same type of workups, where in the bathroom stalls puking when BO was selected.
     
    I think Christie can win but from what I am seeing the Republican party is showing some strong divisions between fiscal and social conservatism which would hinder a person like Gov. Christie.

     There is the independent vote who the Dems think they can peel off enough to squeak out a win, by running dis-information campaigns.
    Now that “attack watch” is caput, it appears that the BO communications machine, is using Facebook to datamine for a similar attack watch. People making negitive comments on FB about BO are being posted to an Obama for America FB site without the normal methods of sharing in the FB. It is very disconcerting to contemplate the level of astroturfing that is possible given Mark Zuckerberg’s relationship with the Obama. I am not saying the right is innocent of astroturfing, but the shear scope of having Google creating overt bias and FB tracking where one goes on the internet after they log off…
    The stakes are very high and the lies and distortions intentional or not are going to have an impact.

  • Anonymous

    I have always wonder what foreign intelligence services psychological works up looked like for BO. It appears that other nations have acted as one might when dealing with a narcissistic personality disorder who shows signs of being bi-polar as well… I am sure somewhere in the bowels of Langley some analysts charged with doing the same type of workups, where in the bathroom stalls puking when BO was selected.
     
    I think Christie can win but from what I am seeing the Republican party is showing some strong divisions between fiscal and social conservatism which would hinder a person like Gov. Christie.

     There is the independent vote who the Dems think they can peel off enough to squeak out a win, by running dis-information campaigns.
    Now that “attack watch” is caput, it appears that the BO communications machine, is using Facebook to datamine for a similar attack watch. People making negitive comments on FB about BO are being posted to an Obama for America FB site without the normal methods of sharing in the FB. It is very disconcerting to contemplate the level of astroturfing that is possible given Mark Zuckerberg’s relationship with the Obama. I am not saying the right is innocent of astroturfing, but the shear scope of having Google creating overt bias and FB tracking where one goes on the internet after they log off…
    The stakes are very high and the lies and distortions intentional or not are going to have an impact.

  • http://www.gopalin2012.com Matthew J. Weaver

    Not impressed.  Governor Christie is a loudmouth bully who hasn’t really accomplished anything.  Besides, he’s too quick to cozy up to Obama asking for billions of federal dollars.

  • candymarl

    OT:

    We were scheduled for a visit and a tour of the WH.

    Something came up and we could not take the tour.  We stood at the fence looking pitiful as only children can. 

    Nixon came out and waved at us. Of course we yelled and waved back.

    The only two Presidents I have seen were both Republicans.

    However, I did get to hear Colin Powell speak when he was the chairman of the JCS.

    I also personally met General  John Vessey  when he was the Chairman of the JCS. 

    OMG. We are BFFs.

    • AbigailA

      I’ve been on AirForce 1 — it was parked on our base when I was TDY in Japan during Carter’s energy summit there.  It’s pretty. 

    • AbigailA

      I’ve been on AirForce 1 — it was parked on our base when I was TDY in Japan during Carter’s energy summit there.  It’s pretty. 

    • AbigailA

      I’ve been on AirForce 1 — it was parked on our base when I was TDY in Japan during Carter’s energy summit there.  It’s pretty. 

  • Wbboe

    Thanks Brownyn.  I saw Governor Pete Wilson in the background–I always liked him and wished the he would have become President.

    As I cut through ALL the bullshit promulgated by big media, and the Obama campaign and the weak kneed establishment republicans, the equation comes down to what I said the other day.

    1.  Christie is a leader.

    2.  Obama is an emotionally disturbed man.   Period.

    To say he is inexperienced, or that he lacks a business background or that he is polarizing, or that he is a shill for big business, or that he is tied to the Chicago machine, or that he does not believe in American exceptionalism, or that he betrays our friends and rewards our enemies, or that he plays the race card, etc, etc. etc.  are all true by they miss the essential point–what makes him tick.

    The root problem here is his pathology.  He has an inner rage which will grow over time and when he enters the act out decomposition stage he will take the country down with him.  That is what trained psychologists and profilers who have studied the man are now saying.   The problem with the man is clinical not political.

    • Anonymous

      Tell us what you REALLY think  – -  don’t hold back:)

    • Anonymous

      Tell us what you REALLY think  – -  don’t hold back:)

      • Wbboe

        Perhaps this sounds extreme.  A year from now others will be saying the same thing.  It is the key to understanding the entire dynamic.

        • Wbboe

          And the other part of the equation which the doctor on red state helped me understand is that his supporters have a mental disorder of their own in that they are “co-dependent” on his pathology, and are in the grip of Beuler’s syndrome trying to reconcile his actions with what the want to believe which is why he said that he is driving them batty.  But it is the rage in the man which lurks beneathe the surface that is being challenged by the intractable nature of the problems he inherited has aggravated in the course of his tenure and is impotent to resolve which will break out before the election, and then the fat will really fly.

      • Wbboe

        1.  Why Krauthammer is credible:  From 1975 to 1978, Krauthammer was a resident and then a chief resident in Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Whilst chief resident, he co-discovered a form of mania resulting from a concomitant medical illness, rather than a primary inherent disorder, which he named “secondary mania”[8] and co-authored an important chapter (with Gerald Klerman) on the epidemiology of manic illness for the first worldwide textbook of Manic Illness edited by Baron Shopsin.[9] Frequent reference to his work appears throughout the 2007 textbook Manic-Depressive Illness, edited by Fred Goodwin and Kay Jamison, a standard reference for bipolar disorder.[10]

        2.  What he says about Obama mental condition:

        http://almtnman.blogspot.com/2011/02/dr-krauthammers-views-of-obama.html

    • Anonymous

      Tell us what you REALLY think  – -  don’t hold back:)

  • candymarl

    My favorite Ronald Reagan story?

    He visited a based where I was stationed.  I ran across a field and stood at the curbside.

    His car came down the street and stopped in front of me.

    I saluted and he saluted me in return.

    I’ll never forget that.

    • Jardg

      That comment made me cry, Candymarl.  I miss President Reagn so much.

    • AbigailA

      Beautiful.

    • AbigailA

      Beautiful.

    • AbigailA

      Beautiful.

  • HELENK

    this might be a point in Christi’s favor
    conservative leader ” Christi wouldn’t appeal to evangelicals

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/27/conservative-leader-christie-wouldnt-appeal-evange/

    unemployment needs to start in DC asap

  • Anonymous

    I must ask that you all read this letter and then pass it on to as many people as you can :

    A Tea Party Invitation to Morgan Freeman

    http://teapartybrew.com/opinion/2011/09/a-tea-party-invitation-to-morgan-freeman/

    • Katherine B.

      I took time to read that open letter to Morgan Freeman from a black Tea Party activist and was very moved by it.  I think this young man has perfectly captured the generational differences.  Perhaps Piers What’s His Name will have this guy on his TV show.  I urge others to take a minute to click on the link and read the letter.

    • HELENK

      this is a great letter. He speaks as a intelligent, thoughtful young man.

      I have a question and I hope I am wrong. Am I mixing up the terrorist cry when they blow themselves up and this young man’s name?
      It would be something the obots would do  to discredit the tea party to have a letter like this and then say it is a fake.

      • Anonymous

        You’re right, Helen

        ALLAH AKBAR or

        ALLAUH AKBAR

        He may be American born but, by his looks, his
        parents may be immigrant of East Africa and
        probably Muslim.

        He claims to ‘love Jesus’.

        • Anonymous

          ALLAH AKBAR or ALLAUH AKBAR  .  .  .  . 

          Or olly, olly, oxen free.

           

        • Anonymous

          ALLAH AKBAR or ALLAUH AKBAR  .  .  .  . 

          Or olly, olly, oxen free.

           

          • Anonymous

            LOL

        • Anonymous

          ALLAH AKBAR or ALLAUH AKBAR  .  .  .  . 

          Or olly, olly, oxen free.

           

    • MG

      Love it!  Now lets see what HE does…..If he fails to go then he is stuck in his own racist views!
      Talk about stereotyping…..

  • AbigailA

    This is off topic, but timely to our discussion.  And it’s something that doesn’t get much play in the media.

    “Report: Suspected Terrorist Sneaks in From Mexico, Captured, and Released on Bail”
    It’s not the first time.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/report-suspected-terrorist-sneaks-in-from-mexico-captured-and-released-on-bail/

    • MG

      Yup!! Like I couldn’t figure that out!

      Hey! y’all.  Doesn’t it seem like the Obama’s have a scorch earth policy right now?   Something like…If I can’t have it then F&*K all of you..nobody is going to have it!  Damn the torpedos full steam ahead!  Play the violin, eat caviar, drink expensive wine and go on expensive vacations while America burns.

      Ya gotta wonder?

  • yttik

    Chris Christie gave a great speech, but our standards are really low right now. Anybody who can coherently string three words together and manage to not put down America and Americans deserves a Nobel Peace Prize.

    • Anonymous

      That may explain why Herman Cain is polling so well.  He is consistent.  He is the only one without the baggage of RomneyCare, immigration, cap and trade, etc.  I’ll be employing Buckley’s rule this election.  If I agree with 85% of their platform, they get 100% of my vote.  AKA Anybody But Obama. 

      • Juliezzz

        Herman Cain thinks the patriot act is 90% right on.
        Cain is the former chairman of the federal reserve in Kansas City and  against any audit or oversight of the Federal Reserve.  He suggests that if you have a question about what they are doing, you should go down and have a chat with those nice folks.
        He supported the bailouts
        He supports the wars
        And!  his 999 plan is more taxes along side our income tax.  It’s not in place of!  And if you think they’ll later get rid of the income tax….they never get rid of taxes they just reappropriate them.

        Herman Cain is an insider if I ever saw one

        • Anonymous

          oh please! carping is so yesterday. ANYBODY BUT OBAMA. OUR COUNTRY IS GOING TO HELL ON THE FAST TRACK

          • Anonymous

            Thank You.  Took the words right out of my mouth. 

          • Juliezzz

            well if Herman Cain ends up as being no different than Obama then yeah it matters.   People actually thought Obama would be different than Bush but he is just as big of a sell out and a corporate whore as ever we saw.  So, If Herman Cain shows lap dog obedience and loyalty to the Federal Reserve and a propensity to continued wars….we’ll get the same ole same ole with that dude.  Is that really any change?

  • Anonymous

    “I love you, Breezie, but your post comes across as fear-mongering. (Yes, I was opposed to the Muslim center being built near Ground Zero but it’s not the end of the world if it happens.)It is not only unfair to freeze out American Muslims, who’ve assimilated with Americans far better than the Muslims of Europe, it is unConstitutional. Of course we have to keep a close eye on American Muslims with close ties to any terrorist group, but most Muslim U.S. citizens simply want to live their lives.”

    ——————————————————————————————–

    Sorry, BH, but since I was born and raised in Europe, I have been
    watching very closely how the muslims have almost completed
    their CONQUEST of that continent.

    I see that happening here, with thatone’s help, even though the
    muslim population is only 1 or 2%.  They are very vocal and
    supremely expert in their ‘victimhood’ and their TACTICS have
    proven themselves to be very effective over the last 1,300
    years!

    All my descendants are FEMALE, down to the greatgrands.
    I do not want them to live under sharia.

    You so hailed the Saudis granting the vote etc. to their female
    subjects – to take effect sometime in the future.

    Well, the next day a female was sentenced to TEN LASHES
    for DRIVING AN AUTOMOBILE!!!

    • Anonymous

      I concur entirely.

      The majority if Muslims in this world have no tolerance for other religions or cultures. What they are doing int Europe is well documented and it could happen here.

      They are archaic in their treatment of others particularly women and yet are not condemned by human rights groups or the United Nations.

      As a Jew I know that Muslims are people who grow up learning to hate Jews in the Middle East which is why they place their hatred for Jews above any desire for peace and reconciliation.

      Let the majority of Muslims first prove that they respect the rights of others before they can earn our respect.

      • Anonymous

        “What they are doing int Europe is well documented and it could happen here.”

        It is happening here….. CAIR? Seriously.  
        Inspite of those in the “American Muslim” community “who just wish to live there lives in peace”….
        Islam is not a religion. It is a lie.
         But if anyone thinks I am wrong, so be it. They can support praying to a pet rock; not my thing… I will always treat a person as a human being until I have cause to do otherwise.

        When Women can drive to the polls in Saud and bibles and other holy books are not burned by the followers of Islam,  when Christians Jewish and other peoples are not defiled and murdered by those who say Islam is a peaful “religion”, who stand by in silent appoval or fear in THIS country, as other humans are murdered in in the name of Islam and do not take action then I will change my mind…until then Islam and the “teachings” of the Quran, intolerate of other “beliefs” will remain the fiction it has always been.
        Christie can hold the opinion that negitive reactions to Sharia in our courts and Islam is “crap”. That is his right. It won’t disqualify my vote for him if he or anyone else is selected to defeat BO.

    • JustMe

      Exactly Breeze. Once America wakes up it will be too late! It’s like a broken record listening to the same lines. It will NEVER happen here~ Well it will just take a little longer, that’s all~

  • Anonymous

    I watched Governor Christie’s speech on C-Span, and have seen many of his townhall meetings as well.
    At some point in time, he will definitely go national. It remains to be seen if he will be “refined” into another impotent artisan by the political process.
    I disagree with every Republican candidate on some issues, but the malaise that is gripping America will be terminal unless responsible citizens add their effort to the task of recovery.
    Wanted: Leadership!!!!

    • Anonymous

      I’m with you, Sassy.  In the 1990s, if you’d told me that I’d be voting for a Republican, I’d have thought you were nuts because, like you, I disagree with each of the GOP candidates about some issues.  But desperate times … now, if we can just find a true leader among the candidates. — Bronwyn

  • Anonymous

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    Christie was for the Mosque at Ground Zero

    and

    http://republicanredefined.com/tag/chris-christie-islam/

    • Anonymous

      The far right will always find fault with any GOP candidate who doesn’t thread the tiny needle that the rightwing requires.

      It is not only unfair to freeze out American Muslims, who’ve assimilated with Americans far better than the Muslims of Europe, it is unConstitutional.  Of course we have to keep a close eye on American Muslims with close ties to any terrorist group, but most Muslim U.S. citizens simply want to live their lives.

      REALITY CHECK:  No rightwing candidate will EVER win the presidency.  Hell, in the constricted. tight-ass demands of the far right, Ronald Reagan would have NEVER stood a chance of being nominated by the GOP. – Bronwyn

      • skep247

        I love you, Breezie, but your post comes across as fear-mongering.
        —————————————————————————–
        Fear-mongering?  This is really offensive. 

      • Anonymous

        what worries me is this endless carping about candidates. WE AREN’T GOING TO GET PERFECTIONS FOLKS. this carping will destory us from within and allow the haters to devour us if we don’t use common sense. i have my likes and dislikes also but i know who the enemy is and it is obama. remember that.

        • Anonymous

          stodghie
          at this point, I couldn’t agree more.

      • Anonymous

        I respectfully disagree with your thinking FlBreeze comes across as “fear mongering”.

         
        I strongly agree with your “reality check”. Which is why Christie will never garner the support of the far right.

    • skep247

      Thank you, Breeze.  Christie is just like Perry…once the layers are peeled back, he will be dismissed.

  • AbigailA

    I’m sure this is well known, but I’d like to know who in the GOP is pressing Christie to run.  If it’s the establishment GOP, I think the answer as to who he represents is fairly clear.  I never considered him a serious hat-thrower, so I haven’t paid much attention to his position on various issues.  I know he has been successful in NJ regarding spending cuts,etc.  But tonight I all heard was the word “compromise.” and I’m not intersted in compromise right now.  I’m very glad he’s not running and I hope it stays that way, because given his broad appeal, I think a lot of people would be duped — again.

    Reading some of your comments here about him gives me serious concern.  We don’t need another 4-8 years of “soft on” anything concerning immigration, and the like.

    • JustMe

      Apparently, several big money types, including Rupert Murdoch and the
      billionaire Koch brothers have spoken to Christie about running. A group of 50
      business leaders including Ken Langone, Jack Welch, Charles Schwab and Mort
      Zuckerman appealed to him in person. Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal has
      been pimping him as well. So has The Weekly Standard and Bill Kristol.
      Even Ann Coulter, normally a thoughtful conservative, is a fan of Chris Christie
      and encouraged him to run as recently as this summer.

      Mitch Daniels, who
      is generally conservative, has been agitating for someone new to jump into the
      race as well, and he just had a private meeting with Christie. Said Daniels of
      Christie, “he’s different, right?” Yes he is, but not in a good way.

    • Dorinda

      No successful president or leader of anything makes a mark without compromise.  We will be mired in the muck years down the road if reasonable people cannot come to an understanding and compromise to get this country moving again.  Neither side, far left or far right, is correct in being so stubborn.  Neither side represents solely a hard right or hard left constituency. 

      • AbigailA

        Dorinda,  I understand and agree with what you’re saying, but my point is that we’ve allowed our representatives to compromise us into the position we now find ourselves in.  If the GOP hadn’t been free to make bad deals in the past 20 years we wouldn’t be making quarterly debt ceiling decisions today.  Now the progs have got everyone over a barrel on debt and entitlement spending, but it’s only because their president holds the oval.  it just as easily could have been Bush in this position, but the music ended when the Ds were still standing.

      • Anonymous

        ty, we have to support whoever gets it. get those clothes pins to hold your nose folks.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t have an opinion about Christie entering the race. My gut says he and governors like Walker need to stay right where they are. We need to fight on all fronts.

      What was refreshing –  He knows how to take the present occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave to the woodshed.

      The other announced candidates need to take note.

      • Anonymous

        I agree Ogetfitnow1. One man, even a president cannot change the culture in Washington D.C. no matter how hard they try. One man/woman can change a lot in one state.

        That is so apparent here in Wisconsin with the absolute rabid hate the left has for Scott Walker. Because he has made a big difference here.

        He, and the Republican Senate have struck a crippling blow to the unions by no longer mandating that the state automatically deducts union dues. I believe that when Indidana did that the dues paid in, by the members on their own, declined by 70%.

        The left is still determinded to recall Scott Walker. But the more people see how well  the things he’s done are working the less chance there will be of that happening.

        They won’t give up or in. They are fighting for their very survival. Now we have a witch hunt going on after one of his staffers. We’ve had no let up since November 2010 and we are all very tired.

        I don’t know what Scott Walker is like in private but in public he just keeps doing his thing and never seems to get flustered. And he, one man, has made an enormous difference in this state. Our finanaces are in better shape than they’ve been in over a decade.

        That was my point. Sorry to be so long winded about it.

        • Anonymous

          -

          Please, please keep on being ‘long winded’,
          Marge.  I, for one, love to hear how things
          are going in your state with Scott Walker
          at the helm.

          There have not been any more articles
          since the last one I logged.  Keep me
          informed in the Open Threads.

          Thank you!

          • Anonymous

            Will be glad to report in FlBreeze. Complaining about what’s going on in my state helps keep my blood pressure down.

        • Anonymous

           Funny how when given the opportunity to get a pay raise or pay union dues, a vast majority of teachers always go for the pay raise. You would think with the way union leadership acts that it has a groundswell of support and teachers would rush their union dues check to the union office.

          • Anonymous

            That’s the hypocrisy that is so apparent when you look at what happens. Granted there wasn’t as much of a fuss in Indiana as there was here in Wisconsin, for the same law, but perhaps the unions didn’t realize how very bad a blow they would take.

            After all that protesting and name-calling and recall votes and flea-baggers hiding out in IL, all the union members have to do is pay their own damn dues like adults and not have nanny state do it for them.

            In New Jersey, Chris Christie took them on, head on, and he’s is regaining his popularity as voters see the results. I’m hoping the same will happen here for Scott Walker. He has a different “style” but the results are much the same.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like someone in the White House press office needs to brush up on their U.S. geography.
    The press office issued credentials to those reporters and
    photojournalists who are covering the president’s trip this week to
    Washington state, California, and Colorado. The credential even provides
    a handy graphic highlighting (in white) which states the president will
    visit.
    The only problem?
    Wyoming is highlighted, not Colorado. http://michellemalkin.com/2011/09/27/gaffetastic-team-obama-relocates-colora-doh/

    • Docelder

      Flyover states are all the same… Even Obama knows that much. Rest assured his people know where California and Washington state are though. The flyovers… who cares really. They can’t outvote the important New Democrat states… right?

    • Dorinda

      Just as they need to brush up on what an intercontinental bridge is, and that we have 50 states instead of 57, and that Oregon has nothing to do with the Great Lakes.  Somebody in that WH doesn’t know this country very well.

    • Anonymous

      Well, HARP2, as a Coloradoan, I wish he had visited Wyoming instead of Colorado. (Sorry, Wyoming, I do love my neighbors.)   What a yucky headline in the Denver Post this morning:  Feisty ‘warrior’ for the working class.”  O.k., I was able to stop myself from upchucking, but not easily.

    • yttik

      That was just a freudian slip on the President’s part. He longs for Wyoming because people there are so bored, they’re unconditionally happy to see you. The anti-Christ could come to visit and people would get all excited to be having company.

  • gonzotx

    I want Rubio if Hillary isn’t drafted

    • Onofres arm

      Ha Ha, you couldn’t have picked two more diametrically different people to “want”. Whoops, I take that back, I didn’t consider the possibility that you might also be struggling with your devotion to either God or Satan, who are only slightly more separated in ideology than Rubio and Hillary. 

      • Docelder

        True that.

  • Anonymous

    Christ Christie is obsessed with solar panels.   Check out how much he has spent of solar panels on his official buildings in NJ and then compare the cost with all the lay offs and cuts he has made and the misery he is causing in NJ.   If you want to read something edifying, here is some real good stuff:Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced an employment bill that Reforms Our Money System: The National Emergency Employment Defense Act proposes an historic money reform, containing all the provisions of the American Monetary Act including ending ”fractional reserve” banking.
    2011 Monetary Reform Conference Speakers/Schedule
    The 7th Annual AMI Conference will focus on Kucinich’s HR 6550 legislation. The conference will be held at University Center, in Chicago, Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2011. The deadline for early registration is soon! We continue to confirm additional speakers for this year’s conference.
    http://monetary.org/intro-to-monetary-reform/faqs
    NOW THIS IS WORTHWHILE STUFF AND WORTHY OF FDR TYPE SUPPORT SEE IF YOU CAN GET HOLD OF THE PDF OF THE NEED ACT 2011 BILL IT IS REALLY SOLID.   THERE IS A GOD……..

    • Anonymous

      This is an open thread item, not for this topical thread.

      • Anonymous

        Okay.  I am new to this so I will take care to avoid replying to open thred items, since I’m not up to speed on the lingo etc.  Please forgive me. 

        • Anonymous

          I can’t sit here all day and at times I rarely get to read all the blog stories.

          There are many comments about christie here. I don’t see where Alice was wrong to voice what she thought. Or post what she had read.

          But then. I don’t run this place either.

          Thanks for the heads up alice!

    • Anonymous

      “ the lay offs and cuts he has made” — Christie is trimming the fat from government employees and teachers, which makes the teachers’ unions furious with him.  He has been viciously attacked by the teachers’ unions, which have run non-stop negative ads against him.

      From your post, it appears that you are a far-left liberal. — Bronwyn

      • Anonymous

        My intention is to be a la Rouche democrat.  Mr la Rouche has a terrible opinion of liberalism, he explains that it is the idea behind fascism.  If that is correct then hopefully not.  The green movement the environmentalists have good ideas but the manner in which they wish to see them put into practice isn’t powerful enough to sustain an enmormously growing world population very easily.  Also, to deny nuclear power means that we have to give up space exploration which would be tragic.  However, thank you for even reading my comment, I think  NO QUARTER is truly awesome.    THANKS AGAIN BEST REGARDS IN THE WONDERFUL NAME OF JESUS

  • Anonymous

    Yes, good speech and nice words but what would he specifically do as POTUS?  Been there, done that.  Apparently he has no plan so maybe that is why he is not running.  Smart.  I wish the current guy had had as much honesty.

  • Lupe

    I thought this was a very good speech and can easily say that I would consider him to be the top contender for the Republican nomination if he were to make himself available. So why isn’t he available? I haven’t been paying that much attention to the Republicans because I would have a very hard time voting for any of the current contenders.

    The fact that he seems to be identifying himself as a Reagan Republican here also elevates him in my mind. I make a sharp distinction between Reagan Republicans and Bush/Bush/Cheney Republicans.

    For the record I am a solid Independent with very little and diminishing regard for any national politician.

  • Juliezzz

    Chris Christie favors cap and trade, he’s soft on amnesty, and he’s also soft on gun rights.  He’s really quiet on the repeal of Obamacare.  I’m sure there’s more, but all of these things seem to be deal breaker issues for the Tea Party. From what I can see, he’s just another neocon.  This also might explain why when Perry looked like he was down for the count, the corporate media seemed to have been told to scramble and start promoting Christie.

    I don’t vote on stirring speeches or tingles up my leg.  I vote on consistency of record and where they would take this country.

    • gonzotx

      Didn’t know that about him

    • Anonymous

      Can you be specific on amnesty and gun rights?

      I remember vividly when I supported Howard Dean for president and he was strong on guns, but he repeatedly said that in Vermont, a rural state, guns weren’t an issue anything like they are in states with large cities loaded with gun-toting gangs and drug dealers, like New Jersey.  Therefore, Dean said, he supported the right of states to make gun laws depending on their situations. 

      Neocon?  I don’t think that that is a term that describes him.  Neocon describes someone like Dick Cheney or Don Rumsfeld.  Charles Krauthammer too.  Neocon relates to aggressive foreign policy positions. 

      The media may be trying to influence events, but that doesn’t explain  their continued excuse-making for Obama as well as the comments by former NJ governor, Thomas Keane, a solid Republican and good friend of Christie’s who believes that Christie is serious about running. — Bronwyn

      • Anonymous

        I believe that Chris Christie is, for the most part, a good fiscal conservative. I believe he is more “moderate” aka “liberal” about some other things.

        The thing I have liked the most about him is how he confronts things head on. Like the teacher’s unions.

        I think he’s great for New Jersey and I hope he stays there.

         I don’t think he’s a neocon by any means. But I don’t think, once he became knows for his stand on some of the issues dear to conservatives hearts that he would be a favorite.

        Just like Rick Perry. Although I don’t think “debates” would be a problem for him. He seems to think on his feet quite well.

        • Anonymous

          Thinking on your feet instead of a golf cart is a pre-requisite for the JOB of POTUS.

          The issue with Gov. Christie has more to do with attracting independents than the hard right. (Just myopinion)
           

          • Anonymous

            I think he would probably have an easier time attracting Independents once he is better known than he would have attracting/keeping the more conservative voters.

            The question is will the hard right sit home and pout in 2012, as they did in 2008 if they don’t get a very conservative candidate.

            It’s fine for Bachmann to say they shouldn’t “settle” if they are only interested in the purity of their ideology and not concerned with winning.

            I could easily vote for Christie although I don’t agree with him on some issues. No one is going to be my perfect candidate. But some are real nose-holders. Christie isn’t.

      • Juliezzz

        To me, Neocon pretends to be conservative when they are not at all conservative.  Dick Cheney and Rumsfeld and Bush are just a few but there are many within the republican party.  They are war mongers because it make money for their friends but they spend like democrat.  They are against all personal liberties but love immunity and bailouts for all big business.  But honestly, Obama fits into this category as well.  So, Possibly there are Dems and Repubs that aren’t really Dems and Repubs at all.  Maybe they are a new party in disguise.  Something like Neodemcon.  These people from both parties are destroying America.

        Cristie is in lock step with many of the neocon positions.

        He bashed Palin a bit in this clip as well

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrZdAiuAf4s&feature=related

        for his stand on gun issues you’ll have to look up NJ state laws and what he says about them

    • Anonymous

      Thank you for clarifying who Chris Christie is.

      I cannot fathom why intelligent conservatives are seeing Christie as a saviour. There are a number of issues where he is completely out of step with Republicans and he would certainly not be my choice. He has done a great job as Governor of NJ, but for President? Not my choice.

      • Anonymous

        Because they aren’t conservatives. The establishment GOP just want their turn at the money/power trough, imo.

  • Anonymous

    I found Christie’s speech very stirring.  His speech had more specificity in it than Obama’s oratory, and Christie DEFINED LEADERSHIP — AS IT SHOULD BE PRACTICED.

    I also appreciated his ability to tie in the rebuilding of the U.S. economy as contributing directly to our foreign policy and how we are viewed around the world, as well as the influence that a strong, economically sound United States can have on other nations and people around the world.

    What he also accomplished — like Ronald Reagan — was to deliver difficult news but in a way that truly offers HOPE and optimism. In stark contrast, Obama’s speeches about our difficulties leave me depressed because he is constantly whining and complaining, and offers little or nothing in the way of realistic means to rebuild the country. — Bronwyn

    • Anonymous

      I was listening (satellite radio) this morning to Mitt Romney being interviewed in MSNBC by Joe and Mika. True to form, Mika asked the leading question about how divided DC is and what could he do about that (inferrring what he could do that Obama has not done).

      Romney went right to the issue of “leadership” and talked about what that was and how Obama failed at ever level because he never had any experience in the public or private world to be a leader.

      She followed up with how he could possibly handle the different political factions in DC. Romney simply said that you do this privately  and not just in the President’s office but also in their office or elsewhere.

      When you negotiate privately and discreetly you build a bond of trust and forge a mutually beneficial alliance. Reagan did that successfully as did Bill Clinton.

      Obama has done nothing but make enemies and create divisions.

      I recall that one very public “showdown” over healthcare when the GOP was in the minority in both houses. Obama in public was condescending and dismissive of any and all GOP views. He is now paying the price for his lack of leadership ability then.

      Christie’s speech reminded us what “leadership” as embodied in Reagan was about, and how Obama was the antithesis.

      • Anonymous

        Wonderful comment, Hokma.  Obama has been HORRIBLE at building relationships.  What did I hear recently?  That he never ONCE invited Mitch McConnell to meet with him in the first 18 months of his presidency?  (Don’t quote me verbatim, but what I heard was very close to that.)

        He’s taken John Boehner golfing ONCE.  Those two should be golfing once or twice a month!  Of course, Boehner is probably such a better golfer than Obama that Obama probably can’t stand playing against him.

        I think it was in Steve_in_KC’s post last week that it was revealed that Obama plays golf solely with three underlings from the White House, including one kid just out of college.  Obama fails to use golf as a way to get together and commiserate with the Boehners of D.C. — Bronwyn

        • Onofres arm

          “he never ONCE invited Mitch McConnell to meet with him in the first 18 months of his presidency?”

          There’s an obvious reason for this. It is something that Bibi Netanyahu, and many other’s who’ve met privately with Obama, have discovered about the man/child. He’s a fraud and a moron. The only time that Obama is the smartest man in the room, is when he’s alone, and he’s constantly on high alert and terrified that the not-so-secret fact of his dull and incurious true self will become widely recognized and finally acknowledged by the public.

           Narcissists spend the largest part of their energy maintaining the illusion of their “greatness” , because without that illusion, the Narcissistic supply they thrive on would rapidly dry up. When they begin to starve, they get nasty and vengeful, which is clearly on display with Obama’s increasingly petulant and snipey attacks on EVERYONE who doesn’t tow his line. And if you think it’s bad now, just wait until his impending loss in 2012 becomes unavoidably obvious, we’ll witness some fireworks THEN! Better gird your loins, Joe!

          • AbigailA

            Yes.  I’m looking forward to it.

            • Anonymous

              I am not. This man is in the oval office is a threat to national security. He is still the POTUS and has a track record of trading the security interests of the UNited States for personal gain. That makes him extremely dangerous.

        • Anonymous

          Michelle did invite Common.  She swags so mean.

      • Anonymous

        You don’t build a bi-partisan concensus by insulting, demeaning and demonizing the other party at every opportunity which is what Oblahblah has done.

        • olivia98

          you do if that’s your re-election campaign.  Obama has nothing to run on the same as 2008 so his people will create something.  I just hope Americans don’t fall for it again.

          • Anonymous

            If that’s all ya got, then you gotta. I realize that he’s trying to engergize his base by showing them how tough and offensive he can be.

            He needs his base to show up on election day.

            I’m not sure that will be enough if he offends enough Independents that they do show up to vote against him. This speaks of desperation.

          • Anonymous

            Unfortunately for him, he is no longer a “blank slate.”

            • Anonymous

              No, he isn’t. Now he thinks that people are confusing him with “the Almighty”. They certainly have writ large upon that blank slate!!!

      • Dorinda

        What some of the current contenders are doing, bashing someone else, does not demonstrate leadership.    It is not the biggest basher that will win, but the person who shows confidence in the plan they present.  Anyone can find things to bash Obama on but does that get us any further down the road?  I think not.

        • Anonymous

          First, that is all Obama does and has done his entire term.

          As far as the GOP contenders, Romney does it but does it tactfully. Perry has done it in a very clumsy manner.

          Once the primaries start and a leader begins to rise, then this will all settle down as the others try to position themselves for a VP slot. Remember how nasty things were throughout the Dem primaries.

      • Anonymous

        Don’t forget LBJ. He made many trips to the Hill–if arm twisting counts as compromise. lol!

        Recently, That One has shown he really has no idea how government works. I guess that’s what happens when you, on the state level, are just “present”, and then spend your short time in the US Senate running for POTUS.

        It really is ridiculous when you think about it. 

      • Anonymous

        Mika is a piece of dog crap that spewed talking points from the White House during the BP spill. She got called on finally and admitted it.

        Joe needs to grow some new balls. Mika has his old ones in her purse.

    • Anonymous

      I thought he gave a great speech! Far better than any of those so beloved of the obamamedia by their obamamessiah.

      But unlike the obamamedia and the obamacrats I am not persuaded by speeches.

      I “like” Chris Christie. But he’s said not once, not twice, but over and over that he won’t run in 2012. If his word about that is no good what’s to say it’s any good about anything else?

      Unlike media that likes to portray such turnarounds as flip-flops or spin, I see them as lies. And I don’t like liars. (That probably explains my distaste for most pols.)

      He would not be my perfect candidate but then neither would any one else. He would certainly be a vast improvement over the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

      • Dorinda

        It’s not that the speech it self is so vital, its the fact that he can speak in plain language, doesn’t use canned talking points.  I could give the other candidates stump speeches for them because its all the same.  He seems like a thinking person and as Bronwyn said, can think on his feet and respond without reaching into the bag of pre-packaged retorts.

        • Anonymous

          The things I “like” about him, and Herman Cain and Sarah Palin, is the way they talk like regular people not like some stuffed shirt, or shirtwaist, with a political talking point shoved up their backside.

          • Anonymous

            Can I get an AMEN?

            Thank you!

            • Anonymous

              Amen brother!

            • Anonymous

              amen

            • Anonymous

              Okay. Amen. Damn, had a neat little “Amen” gif that won’t load. Now I just feel silly. (Not the first time either.)

          • Anonymous

            Marge I concur on that.

  • Onofres arm

    Heard the speech, not impressed, it was boiler plate and the usual Rah-Rah. The most effective parts are when he bores into Obama specifically, but since he’s absolutely not throwing his hat in the ring, his comments are only minor support for the cause. He is very solid though.

    • AbigailA

      Respectfully disagree here, OA.  It was relatively impressive. 
      Americans haven’t heard much about what is good about America from a political leader for a long time.  All we’ve heard, day in and day out, is what is wrong in America and who is to blame — we can only take so much of it on top of wars, natural disasters and scrabbling for a paycheck.  Our kids need to hear some of what’s right, too.  We’re going to have a generation (maybe two) who will only know what America used to be like.

      There was a period of time in my early 30s when things got pretty tough for me — a great personal loss, trying to figure out what to do next, etc.  I kept a stock of greeting cards that I’d send to far off friends that had a picture on the front of a mental health clinic on fire, floating down a river toward a falls.  The inside read:  “Things are pretty usual here.  How are you doing?”

      That’s sorta what America feels like right now.

      • AbigailA

        And no teleprompter — from what I’ve read.

        • Anonymous

          Well said, Abigail.  Yes, I too noticed no teleprompter.

          And I agree with you — well said, btw — that he offered an optimistic view for us to be attracted to, and that is so refreshing. We need a leader who can make us feel optimistic again and to show the leadership needed to show us that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Psychologically, that is critical and will affect how quickly we can turn things around, from economics to foreign policy. — Bronwyn

      • Onofres arm

        AA, I think I know why his speech sounded somewhat flat to me, it’s because it was written. There’s a tendency, especially when writing speeches, to over-think them, which removes much of the natural flow and prose of a speech delivered straight from the heart. Christie excels when he is “off-the-cuff”, because his responses are much more direct and organic.

        Listen to his performance in the Q&A after the speech. His terrific performance in the Q&A went a long way to redeem the rather pedestrian speech that preceded it.

         

        • AbigailA

          Agree!  Absolutely.

      • Anonymous

        i saw that someone chose a picture here showing christy’s girth. that is so lamestream media. i wouldn’t show one like that due to their behavior. i want obama gone by anyone who can defeat him. i keep it simple that way.

    • Tamminator

      You are never impressed. So who cares about your opinion?

      • Onofres arm

        Well, apparently Tamminator, YOU care enough about my opinion to write an idiotic comment disparaging it.

      • AbigailA

        I always care a lot about OA’s opinion.  It’s bold and ususally right.

        • Anonymous

          Don’t pay any attention to Tammisnothere, she arrived during OA’s sabbatical. She doesn’t know who he is around here. Don’t worry, she will learn, probably the hard way. Heh.

          • Anonymous

            -
            ROTFLMAO,

            FLDemFem….