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Will in Seattle 1
Makes them look like?

I mean, they are.
Posted by Will in Seattle on February 26, 2013 at 2:55 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 2
They act like obstreperous children. Then they want to lay the blame on Obama. It didn't work before they lost the last election and it won't work now.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on February 26, 2013 at 3:22 PM · Report this
Bauhaus I 3
There should be a requirement: In order to attend CPAC, everyone in attendance must sign a pledge - bound by law - that they will from this day forward pay for all their healthcare straight out-of-pocket.

Let's see how many of those slick motherfuckers show up then.
Posted by Bauhaus I on February 26, 2013 at 4:34 PM · Report this
Steve Schmidt was on MSNBC today talking about how CPAC was full of extremist in the party, and how it didn't matter that Christie was not invited. He did not of course bother to mention that McCain had to go to CPAC in 2008 to convince folks he wasn't just a RHINO and it was ok to vote for him. I'm at a point where I just don't see Christie being able to get the nomination unless the party does a massive change by 2016.
Posted by hal on February 26, 2013 at 4:52 PM · Report this
Why do people care about what all this posturing makes them look like, its not going to change anything.
Posted by velour on February 26, 2013 at 5:36 PM · Report this
Tacoma Traveler 6
I wonder what would happen if Christie were abandoned by the GOP. It seems unlikely, given his popularity. If it did happen, I wonder if it would play out the way Charlie Christ's political career has unfolded so far. Would Christie join the Democrats? Without GOP funding, he might have to if he wants to stay in office. Would he recant his current position on Equal Marriage if the Democrats made that a requirement to join their ranks?

If this scenario were to occur, it would undoubtedly be a product of the Tea Party movement. While it would work against the GOP's best interests, the Tea Party has shown propensity for damaging Republican electoral success. Unlikely though it is, it does seem possible.
Posted by Tacoma Traveler on February 26, 2013 at 6:22 PM · Report this
Hopefully, Christie will now support same sex marriage, which the NJ legislature passed, but he didn't support. As far as the GOP dumping Gov Christie-he's very popular now, and the GOP's best hope. If they dump him, they are abandoning their best 2016 prospect!
Posted by pat L on February 26, 2013 at 6:55 PM · Report this
Twilight Sparkle 8
Christie is a smart guy. He saw the writing on the wall in the run up to this election and strategically distanced himself from the sinking ship that was the Romney Candidacy. He understands that doubling down on failed strategies won't win a Republican the White House again in his lifetime, hence the gradual but deliberate left-turn.
Posted by Twilight Sparkle on February 26, 2013 at 7:40 PM · Report this
Ballard Pimp 9
Most Republican Representatives and Senators are in districts or states so gerrymandered that Charlie Manson could get elected if he carried the Republican tag. They're not worried about general elections; they are worried about getting a primary opponent crazier than they are pretending to be.
Posted by Ballard Pimp on February 26, 2013 at 10:26 PM · Report this
It's a bad afternoon for the Jewish lobby is what it is.
Posted by Unbrainwashed on February 26, 2013 at 10:39 PM · Report this
Tacoma Traveler 11

Well, Christie is pressured as much by the GOP as he is by the catholic church. Neither one likes us, so it seems unlikely that he will support GLBT civil rights, unless the next pope is RuPaul.
Posted by Tacoma Traveler on February 27, 2013 at 4:41 AM · Report this
Shit, Christie does it again, putting the people of New Jersey over the politics of the Republican Party. At this rate, I'm going to have to start respecting the guy. I hate this. Damn. He may have to switch parties when the Republicans excommunicate him.
Posted by Bugnroolet on February 27, 2013 at 12:35 PM · Report this

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