Christie: The “Good Republican”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


No gay conversion therapy here

No gay conversion therapy here

There’s a Daily Beast article about why the Dems gave Christie a pass that I’m not even going to bother linking to because it doesn’t talk about anything substantial.

I don’t know how disgruntled Christie was over the V.P. nomination going to Ryan or whether he and the Dems struck a deal that navigated Cory Booker, then seen as a tough challenger out of contention and into a seemingly easy Senate race and gave Obama a lot of positive publicity.

That kind of thing takes place on a whole other level.

But the main use that Democrats have gotten out of Christie is to use him as the “Good Republican”. The Democrats always need their “Good Republican” to hold up as an example of how impossible it is to work with the rest of the Republican Party.

“The Good Republican” is there to say that his party has become a bunch of crazy unreasonable fanatics. And if he doesn’t say it in so many words, he lets the Democrats say it for him.

McCain filled this role, until he actually became the nominee. Huntsman briefly filled it. Now it’s on to Christie.

Are the Dems really worried about a challenge from Christie? I suspect not, otherwise they would have made more of an effort to take him down. He certainly wouldn’t still be getting the kid glove treatment long after Obama got his Sandy photo ops. The reports that Romney’s team found issues with his background are not implausible. They sync with a Democratic establishment that believes that Christie isn’t a threat and that they can destroy him any time they want.

Even if there is no ticking time bomb, considering what the Democrats did to a liberal Republican who was experienced and a war hero or a young female governor who had been praised for her reforms, I doubt they’re too worried about an overweight governor whose big selling point is yelling at people in viral videos.

  • Nixys

    I’m just going to say it: Christie is still too fat and hasn’t lost enough weight yet. I’m not prepared for all the fat American jokes coming out of France in 2017 if he’s our next president.

  • VHG1

    Too bad “Fatso” didn’t help the Republican Senate nominee by holding the election the same day, but we know why Chubby did that. Too bad Christie didn’t take some of that much touted GOP “new image” into Virginia to help another GOP candidate. But Christie is the face of the GOP, a go along to get along, big mouth who is more democrat than Republican and less Republican than most Republicans on the east coast. What a formula!

  • http://fdnyretiree.com/ Ed FDNYRetiree

    FAT POS.

    If the Republicans even THINK of running this RINO pig, Hillary is already President.

  • Veracious_one

    Democrats have nothing to fear from Christie….

  • CowboyUp

    Sounds like a good way to keep the base home, but I don’t think he can win the nomination.

  • Randy Townsend

    If the GOP runs Christie, the next President will be whatever candidate the “D” party runs. After making 20,000,000 mexicans American voters, the Dims won’t lose another national election for decades. Goodbye to what’s left of America, courtesy of the ballot box.

    • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

      Unless you strip away the vote.

    • Lanna

      Yes, You are Right On!

  • DogmaelJones1

    “…yelling at people in viral videos.” That was Christie’s initial selling point, such as when he talked back to union members during a town hall meeting. But it turns out he’s just another RINO, and a RINO who would make a real rhinoceros think twice about charging him. There’s more Republican hot air in him than in a hot air balloon. He’s an Islam-friendly gas bag and his tough talk is all bark and no bite.

    • truebearing

      The Democrats always like a narcissist. They recognize themselves in his self-serving moral corruption.

  • JacksonPearson

    Unless there’s massive change in the RNC mindset, the Pubs will be heading for the dust bin of also-rans, and could’ve been.

  • TheOrdinaryMan

    Christie was a sure win in New Jersey; the only question is why did the RNC need to spend $1.5 million on him? The real battle was in Virginia, where Ken Cuccinelli should have won the Governor’s seat. Cuccinelli was a no-nonsense, Tea party candidate, who was a big thorn in the Obamacare train wreck. The RNC spent $3 million on Cuccinelli, but most of that was spent developing some sort of campaign model. Meanwhile, the Democrats in Va. were carpet-bombing Cuccinelli with all sorts of TV attack ads; and the Attorney General only sporadically fired back. In addition, libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis got 6.6% of the vote; but he was bought and paid for by a Bill Clinton bundler. If a conservative like Cuccinelli can’t win in a strongly red state, can a conservative win ANYWHERE?

  • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

    Good if you hate real liberty. Few people love liberty or defend it these days. Or even know what liberty is.

  • antioli

    The far left is getting an early start defaming Cristie .
    Free speech TV claims they have a train load of stuff against him.
    That includes to whom he doled out the Sandy money.

  • truebearing

    As if giving Obama a hug during the last election wasn’t bad enough, Christie supports Amnesty….the death knell of the republic. Fat chance he’ll make it through the conservative gauntlet.

  • Lanna

    Honestly, Millions of Conservatives will not vote for Christie who is for homosexual marriage, and Islam, and also being an eastern RINO. The GOP keeps loosing elections because they run Eastern RINOS for President!