After every election, the media finds a Republican and claims they are electable. Whether it was George W. Bush in the late 90’s, John McCain after the 04 election or Mitt Romney after 2008, the media creates a narrative of an electable Republican. Then when the election occurs, that Republican they once called electable, gets turned into a Nazi. Well, the media is doing this again.
Ever since his betrayal of Mitt Romney, Christie Christie has become the Left’s favorite Republican. In article after article, Christie gets praised by Progressives. Hollywood is fundraising for his 2013 re-election campaign for NJ Governor. The media is now pushing the Chris Christie is electable angle.
The GOP’s chances of winning the White House in 2016 are linked more closely to the political fortunes of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie than those of Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.
During a speech last month with no national television audience to pander to, Christie called for more bipartisanship in Washington. “New Jersey has proven that a strong, principled, conservative governor can work with two strong, progressive leaders in the legislature and find common ground,” he said, referring to the Democrats who lead both houses of New Jersey’s Capitol.
That message didn’t resonate with Rubio. His speech was short on new ideas and long on tired, recycled Republican bromides. Obama, he said, believes America’s free enterprise system is “the cause of our problems. That the economic downturn happened because our government didn’t tax enough, spend enough and control enough.” It doesn’t matter that Obama never uttered those words. Talk like that makes Rubio a darling of the rabid right — and boosts his chances of winning their support in the 2016 GOP presidential primary campaign.
Christie, on the other hand, is betting the American people have tired of the intransigence of the political right and left. He’s hoping that in a tug of war, mainstream Republicans will regain control of the GOP presidential candidate selection process and clear the way for him to become the party’s standard-bearer in 2016. Christie is a greater threat than Rubio to chip away at the coalition that twice hoisted Obama into the White House.
The Progressive media’s agenda is very clear. They want Chris Christie as the Republican nominee in 2016 to set him up to lose. They did this trick with John McCain and Mitt Romney. The Republican Establishment will probably believe this electable lie from the Left and push Christie as they did Romney and McCain.
I hope Republican voters do not fall for the Chris Christie electable lie.
Addendum: Christie is quoted as saying he agrees with NY’s Fascist Governor Andrew Coumo 98% of the issues.
[Bulman] said when he told Mr. Christie he is from upstate New York, “he said, ‘I’m not much different from Andrew Cuomo. I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues.’ ” Mr. Bulman said Gov. Christie “sees value in the building trades, which are private sector unions. He complimented us and said he uses us as an example of a pro-business union.”
This says all you need to know about Chris Christie.