“I can actually embrace this guy.”
-Bill Maher on Chris Christie
If the reelection of Obama is the all-time heavyweight champion of politically aggravating events, then the feisty second place goes to the fallout of now having to listen to Democrats “advise” the Republican party on what it needs to do to survive.
Of course, the imperative word is “survive”.
The Liberal Times
Wanted: A team of Republicans to permanently drag the Elephant Party down to life support status.
Requirements: *Candidates should be fluent in promoting a need for some sort of vaguely defined fiscal responsibility while remaining ambiguous about their stance on anything that has to do with social policies, education, immigration, national defense, and the environment. Qualified applicants must also reflexively apology for every transgression of political correctness made by themselves or fellow Republicans, declare a love for America without specifically advocating American Exceptionalism, and never ever question the integrity of the mainstream news media.
*Republicans of color need not apply.
And this is where New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, comes in.
To Democrats, a squishy Republican (ethically not physically) is the perfect opponent. The squish will never win over a significant block of Dem voters with a platform that only sells half the Democrat entitlement dream. And no matter how much the media fawns over a squish now, they’ll destroy him the second a campaign season officially starts (which at the rate things are going for 2016 could be in about a year).
Of course the more confident the sucker is the better. And with Chris Christie, liberals not only have what they look for in a desired fall guy but they don’t even have to lure him into making the usual “moderate” mistakes.
Saturday Night Live’s latest political guest host will do that all on his own.
From Christie’s inexplicable denial of the intrusion of Sharia law into America and chummy relationship with the Hamas front group CAIR, to his siding with the climate change scam gang, to the Governor’s Casablanca moment with Obama a few days before the election, a Chris Christie Presidential run is everything the Left needs to truly delegitimize the Republican party.
And it’s clear the Governor wants the shot to do just that.
An opportunist if there ever was one, Christie turned his keynote speech at the RNC into a campaign kickoff for 2016 when he mentioned Romney’s name only seven times and shouted “I!” thirty-two times. Did the speech help Christie’s political ambitions? I don’t know. But in case you were wondering how broken up Christie might have been after Mitt’s loss, the big guy pretty much answered the question when he rumbled onto fellow RINO Joe Scarborough’s MSNBC talk show last week, Morning Joe, to join in on the post-election stomping of the former Presidential candidate for the observation he made about Obama winning by giving out free stuff (which is absolutely true).
The ironic thing about Christie’s emergence though is his timing. If things hold up, he will be the ultimate “moderate” going up against what will most likely be the strongest bench of conservative candidates since the 1980 Republican primary. It is pretty tough to envision Christie successfully running the gauntlet against a group which could include Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Alan West, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz; however, it would have been ten times as hard in 1984 to imagine a guy like Barack Obama becoming President of the United States.
Simply put, anything can happen.
Regardless of the futuristic role of the dice though, one thing is certain, you can pretty much always judge a politician by the company he keeps. And if Maher’s praise of Christie confirms every suspicion we have of the king of New Jersey then conservatives more then ever have to be vigilant to root out the troublemakers.
The Democrats are a difficult enough nemesis as it is.
But when you’re stuck with Republicans who have friends like Bill Maher, who even needs political enemies?
Copyright 2012 Spencer Wolfe
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