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Chris Christie Urged To Battle Sarah Palin

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – who is emerging as the 2016 presidential choice of establishment (read: fiscally liberal, neocon warmonger) “Republicans” – is being encouraged by the liberal mainstream media to do battle with the party’s intellectually incurious “maverick,” former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. According to left-leaning political scribe…

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – who is emerging as the 2016 presidential choice of establishment (read: fiscally liberal, neocon warmonger) “Republicans” – is being encouraged by the liberal mainstream media to do battle with the party’s intellectually incurious “maverick,” former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

According to left-leaning political scribe Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post, a battle with Palin would accrue to Christie’s political benefit (assuming he doesn’t get a mite peckish and swallow Palin whole in the process).

“Taking on Palin is good politics for Christie or Jeb Bush or anyone else who is planning to run as a quasi-establishment candidate for president in 2016,” Cillizza notes, adding that Palin is viewed “as someone who is advocating a direction for the Republican party that could lead to its electoral demise in 2016 and perhaps beyond.”

Cillizza even trotted out a phrase he believes Christie should use: “I believe Sarah Palin is a voice for shrinking the Republican party, not growing it.”

Really?

Last time we checked there wasn’t sufficient substance to Palin to determine any “directional” ideology. Seriously … we’ve been literally begging her to adopt concrete fiscally conservative policy proposals for years, but she has yet to take us up on that challenge. In fact we see nothing to indicate Palin will ever rise above the level of “knee-jerk blowhard.”

No wonder Cillizza is rushing to make her the poster girl for what he refers to dismissively as “that” wing of the party – a growing confluence of fiscal conservatives/ social libertarians who do not identify with the free-spending/ liberty-decimating ideology of either major political party.

Also, the last time we checked Christie had already taken Cillizza up on his advice when it comes to going after the “right flank” of his own party – attacking fiscally conservative U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) for his vocal opposition to the federal government’s domestic spying initiative.

While no one will ever lose points attacking an enemy like Palin, we think Cillizza – and Christie – are making a broader tactical mistake here. After all “that” wing of the GOP isn’t some assemblage of far right ideologues – it is part of a growing coalition of Democrats, Republicans, libertarians and other independent-minded voters who are quite simply fed up with the policies being advanced by both major parties.

These are people who have come to recognize that the federal government is spending too much money, encroaching too far on our constitutional rights, interfering too much in the free market and generally holding this nation back from reaching its full potential.

So while attacking Palin may be good short-term politics for Christie – alienating fiscal conservatives and social libertarians is the absolute last thing he should do if he wants to become president.

Just ask Mitt Romney … 

Remember him? He’s the guy Cillizza spent the better part of two years promoting as the GOP’s great moderate hope in 2012. Looks like Christie is the heir apparent to that mantle … for whatever it’s worth.

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44 comments

Boz Martin August 13, 2013 at 3:25 pm

That mouth is still chode-worthy.

Send that pic to Thad, he might wanna play.

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Boz Martin August 13, 2013 at 3:25 pm

That mouth is still chode-worthy.

Send that pic to Thad, he might wanna play.

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Smirks August 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Christie? Palin? Talk about lipstick on a pig.

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Smirks August 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Christie? Palin? Talk about lipstick on a pig.

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Tyrone'sBabyDaddy August 13, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I like Christie. Time to wrest control away from the Tea Party extremists.

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Waffer Thin Mint? August 13, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Thing only thing Mr. Creosote is wresting from anyone is a box of glazed donuts.

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Tyrone'sBabyDaddy August 13, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I like Christie. Time to wrest control away from the Tea Party extremists.

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Waffer Thin Mint? August 13, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Thing only thing Mr. Creosote is wresting from anyone is a box of glazed donuts.

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rwwllms August 13, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Let me get this straight, Crisco wants to bring together the republican party by attacking and attempting to marginalize a sizable percentage of the republican party. Sounds a lot like the obamanation’s plan to bring the country together by inciting a class and race war.

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rwwllms August 13, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Let me get this straight, Crisco wants to bring together the republican party by attacking and attempting to marginalize a sizable percentage of the republican party. Sounds a lot like the obamanation’s plan to bring the country together by inciting a class and race war.

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Cooter Brown August 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Does th’ USSA got th’ resources to feed dat big, fat, new jersie yankee? Dam! No commint on dat chick Palin… oi vey!

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Cooter Brown August 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Does th’ USSA got th’ resources to feed dat big, fat, new jersie yankee? Dam! No commint on dat chick Palin… oi vey!

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Chris Christie August 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

But the Nathans hot dog eating contest was last month.

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Chris Christie August 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

But the Nathans hot dog eating contest was last month.

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lawzoo August 13, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Caribou Barbie seems to be getting more notice than deserved. “Taking on Palin is good politics….”? Huh? Howso? She is an ex-half-assed-Gov. of Alk. Dumb as a stump .
She has no credibility except with the wing so far right they can see Bill O’Really(?)
to their left.

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shifty henry August 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm

“Caribou Barbie” — that is CLASSIC! Now if you could get the national media to pick it up….

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lawzoo August 13, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Yea,yea rub it in. I did make up “Moose Bait”. Never caught on.
Can’t catch a break.

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You know me August 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm

She must not be too dumb. Didn’t she earn a bunch of money for endorsing Nimrata?

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shifty henry August 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Heard it was about $50,000 – I posted on it on another article but I can’t find it. Getting to old articles is too difficult to navigate. It mentioned the Temple, etc…………

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lawzoo August 13, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Caribou Barbie seems to be getting more notice than deserved. “Taking on Palin is good politics….”? Huh? Howso? She is an ex-half-assed-Gov. of Alk. Dumb as a stump .
She has no credibility except with the wing so far right they can see Bill O’Really(?)
to their left.

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shifty henry August 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm

“Caribou Barbie” — that is CLASSIC! Now if you could get the national media to pick it up….

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lawzoo August 13, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Yea,yea rub it in. I did make up “Moose Bait”. Never caught on.
Can’t catch a break.

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You know me August 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm

She must not be too dumb. Didn’t she earn a bunch of money for endorsing Nimrata?

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shifty henry August 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Heard it was about $50,000 – I posted on it on another article but I can’t find it. Getting to old articles is too difficult to navigate. It mentioned the Temple, etc…………

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Scarlett_156 August 13, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Supporting the meme that Governor Palin is irrelevant again, I see. LMAO.

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Scarlett_156 August 13, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Supporting the meme that Governor Palin is irrelevant again, I see. LMAO.

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Guest August 13, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Christie is dead meat in the GOP Primary, as he should be. He supports a govt funded Mosque at Ground Zero, uber-libs on the Courts, invasive gubment spying on its citizens, pro-amnesty and wants to spend America into oblivion. No thanks, I’d rather go down swinging with Palin, whose voice makes me cringe when I hear it, not to mention her stupid commentary.

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Guest August 13, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Christie is dead meat in the GOP Primary, as he should be. He supports a govt funded Mosque at Ground Zero, uber-libs on the Courts, invasive gubment spying on its citizens, pro-amnesty and wants to spend America into oblivion. No thanks, I’d rather go down swinging with Palin, whose voice makes me cringe when I hear it, not to mention her stupid commentary.

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krispykreme August 13, 2013 at 8:27 pm

I think fat boy would be a good VP for Prezzie Guernsey.

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krispykreme August 13, 2013 at 8:27 pm

I think fat boy would be a good VP for Prezzie Guernsey.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein August 13, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Somehow TBG just knows that sooner or later we’ll be seeing Christie around Shealy’s BBQ.

And I do mean around Shealy’s BBQ.

*RIMSHOT*

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gjhutch@yahoo.com August 16, 2013 at 10:47 am

Even Christie wouldn’t east that slop.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein August 13, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Somehow TBG just knows that sooner or later we’ll be seeing Christie around Shealy’s BBQ.

And I do mean around Shealy’s BBQ.

*RIMSHOT*

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gjhutch@yahoo.com August 16, 2013 at 10:47 am

Even Christie wouldn’t east that slop.

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Thomas August 13, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Yea, like Gov Christie crushes all the GOP candidates then folds like a floured biscuit to Hillary. We saw this pattern in 2012 where Romney had dirt on every single GOP candidate then all of sudden stopped the campaign to let Obama back in it…remember? Romney did not attack Obama on Benghazi. Benghazi was the key failure of the Romney campaign. Christie will do the same imo.

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nitrat August 14, 2013 at 10:15 am

“Romney did not attack Obama on Benghazi”?
Are you crazy?
Romney was out having late night and early morning press conferences to try and make hay of REPUBLICAN DAVID PETRAEUS BIG CIA FUCK UP – you have figured out THAT’S what Benghazi was about, right? – within the first 12- 24 hours.
How can you NOT remember that?
Or, are you just a TYPICAL Republic Party liar?

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Thomas August 14, 2013 at 11:00 pm

I suggest you watch it for yourself. Had Romney slammed the Obama unmercifully, he would have had debate number 2 and momentum. Watch how Romney lost the election in 12 minutes. 1:03-1:15

http://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2012/10/video-watch-the-2nd-presidential-debate-from-hofstra-university/

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Caribou "PAYCUT" Barbie™ August 15, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Benghazi?

Can you name one arrest, indictment or conviction concerning the “scandal” you have stated?

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Thomas August 13, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Yea, like Gov Christie crushes all the GOP candidates then folds like a floured biscuit to Hillary. We saw this pattern in 2012 where Romney had dirt on every single GOP candidate then all of sudden stopped the campaign to let Obama back in it…remember? Romney did not attack Obama on Benghazi. Benghazi was the key failure of the Romney campaign. Christie will do the same imo.

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nitrat August 14, 2013 at 10:15 am

“Romney did not attack Obama on Benghazi”?
Are you crazy?
Romney was out having late night and early morning press conferences to try and make hay of REPUBLICAN DAVID PETRAEUS BIG CIA FUCK UP – you have figured out THAT’S what Benghazi was about, right? – within the first 12- 24 hours.
How can you NOT remember that?
Or, are you just a TYPICAL Republic Party liar?

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Thomas August 14, 2013 at 11:00 pm

I suggest you watch it for yourself. Had Romney slammed Obama unmercifully, told Crowley to stfu, and had a modicum command of the facts, he would have had debate number 1 and 2 and the WH. All he had to do was drill the WH and the State Department on Benghazi till election day. Watch how Romney lost the election in 12 minutes. 1:03-1:15

http://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2012/10/video-watch-the-2nd-presidential-debate-from-hofstra-university/

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Caribou "Dumped" Barbie™ August 15, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Benghazi?

Can you name one arrest, indictment or conviction concerning the “scandal” you have stated?

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Vanguard16 August 14, 2013 at 7:29 am

Just punch her in the throat!!

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Vanguard16 August 14, 2013 at 7:29 am

Just punch her in the throat!!

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