Sarah Palin’s “Blood Libel” and the OFF Button

Posted Posted in Chris Christie, Debra Saunders

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

I think Governor Christie is echoing what Charles Krauthammer said yesterday on Fox News that Sarah Palin’s Blood Libel Facebook post and video were unnecessary.

Harsher treatment is given by conservative columnist Debra Saunders.

That is, until Wednesday when Palin released her video, which turned the spotlight back on her and added a new element. Now cable TV news can noodle over whether Palin was deliberately provocative or clueless in using the words “blood libel” – a term coined to describe the spurious and ancient charge that Jews murdered non-Jewish children and then drank their blood in rituals. (And yes, I know a Wall Street Journal opinion piece used the same term Monday.)

The sorry episode confirmed the suspicion that Palin is addicted to getting attention, while her boosters are addicted to defending every thoughtless utterance she releases. And even her boosters know what most Republicans know: Palin is not a serious thinker.

With her Tweets and Facebook pronouncements, she’s become a virtuoso at pressing liberal buttons. It’s too bad that, like the people who live to hate her, she doesn’t know how to stop.

This is fair criticism of Sarah Palin and I think as a defining moment in politics, the Tucson shooting may have directed the GOP away from a Sarah Palin Presidential candidacy.

President 2012 Poll Watch: Romney 41% Vs. Obama 41%, Christie 43% Vs Obama 40%, Huckabee 39% Vs. Obama 42%

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Barack Obama, Chris Christie, John Thune, Mike Huckabee, Mitch Daniels, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty

Not a very good poll for the President.

On the Republican primary side it breaks out like this:

  • 27% Christie
  • 17% Romney
  • 16% Palin
  • 14% Huckabee
  • 5% Daniels
  • 2% Pawlenty
  • 2% Thune

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who has said he would not be a candidate is doing the best but all of the Republican contenders are within the ballpark.

The poll, conducted from Dec. 30, 2010 to Jan. 3, 2011, shows Christie leads among conservative Republicans with 28%, followed by Palin (18%), Huckabee (15%) and Romney (14%). Christie also leads among Born-Again Christians with 27%. He also does well with moderate Republicans (23%). Romney leads that group with 28%. 

Looking at age groups, Christie does best with those 18-29 (36%) and 30-49 (33%).

Both Christie and Romney lead Obama among independent voters. For Christie, that margin is 42%-29%; and for Romney, 39%-31%. Of the listed Republicans, Palin does the worst against Obama among independents, losing 38%-32%.

Obama loses to each of the Republicans among voters over age 65; and trails by the biggest margins to Romney (51%-38%) and Christie (49%-39%).

Why is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Rolling His Eyes Over Sarah Palin?

Posted Posted in Chris Christie, Sarah Palin

Chris Christie on NBC’s Jimmy Fallon Show last night

Bad move Governor playing the LEFT’s media game. I don’t see other conservatives rolling their eyes over you being from New Jersey (the pit of the USA) or having a 60 inch waist line.

Laura Ingraham has it about right (8:03) n her interview with Sarah Palin:

My suggestion to Governor Christie: The 11th GOP Commandment and in New Jersey jargon: STFU.

CA-Gov Video: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Confronts Meg Whitman Heckler

Posted 7 CommentsPosted in Chris Christie, Meg Whitman
New Jersey GOP Governor Chris Christie goes after a heckler of California Republican Governor nominee Meg Whitman

The guy was probably a plant.

True to his tough-guy persona, Gov. Chris Christie mixed it up today with a political naysayer, who heckled California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman at a political rally.

Christie was concluding a town hall meeting with Whitman when an angry audience member criticized her for not taking questions.

“What are you hiding?” shouted Ed Buck, in jeans and a light shirt in the front row of the 400-person event. “You’re looking like Arnold in a dress,” he said in a reference to outgoing California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Before Whitman could respond, Christie stepped down from the stage and got in Buck’s face.

“Hey, listen. You know what. You want to yell, yell at me,” Christie said, shutting down Buck as Christie’s bodyguards calmly but quickly approached the two men. “It’s people who raise their voices and yell and scream like you who are dividing this country. We’re here to bring this country together.”

Governor Christie defused the Alinsky situation pretty well, wouldn’t you say?

Day By Day July 8, 2010 – Call It

Posted Posted in Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, Day By Day, GOP, Meg Whitman

Day By Day by Chris Muir

Chris, the party of old white men, the GOP has diversified, no?

Or is the appeal of the RIGHT = ideas and policy which have attracted a broad spectrum of Americans?

It will be interesting to watch Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina in California push back against the old LEFT of Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer. A new day for the GOP in California and wins by one or both will have implications for the Presidential race to replace Obama in 2012.

And, Chris Christie in New Jersey will lead a resurgence of the Republicans in the East.

Interesting times for a GOP which was called a southern regional party less than two years ago.


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Rudy Giuliani Stumps for Chris Christie in New Jersey Governor’s Race and Calls on Chris Daggett to Quit

Posted Posted in Chris Christie, Chris Daggett, Jon Corzine, Rudy Giuliani

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorses Chris Christie for Governor of New Jersey

Rudy doing what he enjoys most (outside watching the Yankees win)on the campaign trail supporting Republican candidates.

This weekend he will be in New Jersey.

Rudy Giuliani yesterday jumped into the nasty political fight across the Hudson — calling New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine a “failure” and urging an independent candidate to withdraw and clear the way for Republican Chris Christie.

Giuliani said he wants independent hopeful Chris Daggett to quit and lend his support to Christie, whose poll numbers have dropped amid rising support for the third-party candidate.

“I would think he [Daggett] would not want to be the reason why New Jersey has someone like Jon Corzine for governor for the next four years, who wants to raise taxes, raise fees and basically cave in to special interests,” the former mayor told The Post.

Giuliani is stumping for Christie today and tomorrow in Jersey.

“I think [Christie] has now gotten to the margin where he can win even with Daggett, but it’d be better if Daggett wasn’t in the race,” Giuliani said.

Always the astute politician Rudy is with calling out Daggett. But, unfortunately, Daggett will not be going anywhere.

The latest poll shows Christie with a slight lead.

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