Christie gains more Democratic endorsements

July 18th, 2013 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

Huff Post blogs:

New Jersey Gov. ’s (R) reelection campaign was backed by four more Democratic elected officials Monday, bringing the total to 36 statewide. …

Christie has been backed by two of the state’s most powerful Democrats, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo and state Sen. Brian Stack, in his reelection campaign. DiVincenzo and Stack, who both command powerful voter turnout armies and are popular in their home regions, have been long time Christie allies. A third powerful Democrat, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, has not ruled out backing Christie.

Christie is obviously going to win re-election massively.

What is more interesting is all these endorsements will help him in 2016, if he can win the Republican nomination. Having so many senior Democrats endorse you as Governor, means that you can appeal to independents and moderates and very importantly be seen as someone who can break the gridlock in Washington.

I think Christie may be the only Republican that has a chance against Hillary Clinton in the general election. I think he could beat Clinton. A Clinton or Bush has been in the White House for 20 of the last 25 years. Why carry on a dynasty.

However can Christie win the Republican nomination. Many would rather let Clinton win, than nominate Christie. However if the Republicans fail to win the White House in 2016, then there is a fair chance they lose a majority on the Supreme Court, which would be a setback.

The next three years will be interesting.

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43 Responses to “Christie gains more Democratic endorsements”

  1. Redbaiter (9,098 comments) says:

    “Having so many senior Democrats endorse you as Governor, means that you can appeal to independents and moderates and very importantly be seen as someone who can break the gridlock in Washington.”

    What utter perverted thinking that is. You mean you want Christie to do as Key and Cameron have done and surrender to the left, and take the Republican Party and the US further to the left and you say this is a VICTORY??

    “I think Christie may be the only Republican that has a chance against Hillary Clinton in the general election.”

    Well anyone who was a victim of mainstream media liberal Democrat bias might well think that. Thankfully there are people out there who can see past the crippled thinking of media and the idea-less RINOS who have ruined the Republican party and have the vision needed to turn the US about. Like Ted Cruz and his supporters.

    “Many would rather let Clinton win, than nominate Christie.”

    Some would prefer to fight rather than surrender to Clinton and the Democrats and their corrupt media propagandists before the fight has even begun. If things are so bad in the US that a RINO like Christie can win the domination then the country is lost until the second revolution occurs.

    So what do you want? To fight now for what the US should be standing for or cave into the left and eventually bring on a second civil war?

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  2. Ross Miller (1,704 comments) says:

    Whow … knew Redbaiter was slightly unhinged but this “second revolution” and “second civil war” stuff puts him firmly in the camp of the ‘Doomsday Preppers’. Timothy McVeigh lives on.

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  3. Redbaiter (9,098 comments) says:

    “appealing to the moderates” is just a euphemism for surrender.

    A fighter would apply courage and conviction and strategy and wake the “moderates” out of their left wing reverie.

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  4. Mike Readman (363 comments) says:

    He’s sure got plenty of weight behind him (and on him).

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  5. Griff (7,808 comments) says:

    A fighter would apply courage and conviction and strategy

    :lol:

    If you run…

    You Will Die.

    Sodomized, Stoned and married to a herd of Goats.

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  6. Manolo (13,837 comments) says:

    Christie is toast (a fat bagel, given his size). No chance of winning the Republican nomination at this stage.
    His cosying up to the Messiah will cost him dearly.

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  7. RRM (9,933 comments) says:

    This seems like the thread for grandiloquent speeches:

    My people… Sons and Daughters of Helghan… For many years, we have been a broken nation: shunned, oppressed, and conquered by those we sought to escape. Ten years ago, I asked for time, and that time was granted by you. You: the strength in my arm, the holders of my dreams.

    Our forefathers embarked on the greatest exodus in the history of all mankind. An exodus for freedom, Helghan became that freedom. Our new world changed our bodies. At first, it weakened us, but in fact, we were growing… stronger.

    In the time you have given me, I have rebuilt our nation, I have rebuilt our strength, and I have rebuilt our pride! Our enemies at home have been re-educated; we have given them new insights into our cause. On this day, we stand united once more. On this day, those driven to divide us will hear our voice! On this day, we shall act as one, and we shall be ignored NO MORE! Defenders of the Helghast dream, NOW IS OUR TIME!

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  8. dime (9,980 comments) says:

    “A Clinton or Bush has been in the White House for 20 of the last 25 years. Why carry on a dynasty.”

    I think the yanks love it.

    they dont have a royal family obviously. they latched onto the kennedys and now the clintons. the bushes are fuckin great too :D

    I like chris christie. but getting support from the left always worries me. i may have to research some of his policies.

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  9. Kleva Kiwi (289 comments) says:

    But still, if the Democrats came to New Zealand and gained power, we would be getting a hard shift to the right of our current gubbermitt…

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  10. dime (9,980 comments) says:

    Labour wouldnt like his education policy:

    Improving Public Schools by Rewarding Effective, High-Quality Teachers and Demanding Accountability in the Classroom:
    Rewarding Innovative, Effective and High-Quality Teachers
    Expanding Opportunities for Great Teachers to Succeed
    Demanding Accountability and Results for New Jersey’s Children
    Ensuring Our Children Have Well-Prepared Teachers

    Empowering Parents with Access to Quality Data and Additional Outreach Efforts
    Engaging Families in Their Children’s Education with Improved Access to Information
    Improving Outreach and Communications Efforts to Parents and Families

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  11. Redbaiter (9,098 comments) says:

    Despite claiming to be a Republican, Christie is the darling of the fawning/complicit far left Liberal Progressive Democrat Party media machine. There’s your first clue right there. The man cannot ever be trusted.

    Secondly, the Republicans are increasingly seen as a party that has been taken over by “moderates” who seek to abandon the American Constitution, and Christie is perceived as being the patron of these “moderates”. Reverence for the Constitution does not run that deep in New Jersey but it does in other parts of the country. If the Repubs nominate the gun grabbing pro-illegal immigration Christie there is the real risk of a third party arising.

    After Obama’s election, many states are already considering leaving the union. A third party would probably result in a far left win in 2016 but it will not stop there. Eventually a force will arise that will take the country away from socialist tyranny and back to its constitutional roots, and with democracy so corrupted by the left, its unlikely that the path to this restoration will come through the ballot box. The framers insisted the citizenry should be armed specifically for this reason.

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  12. Harriet (4,975 comments) says:

    “…..Whow … knew Redbaiter was slightly unhinged but this “second revolution” and “second civil war” stuff puts him firmly in the camp of the ‘Doomsday Preppers’. Timothy McVeigh lives on…..”

    Fool Ross!

    13% of the US population is black – but commit over 70% of murders. But 50% of the blacks are women.

    Which means that black males who are aged between 16 – 35 are just over 1% of the US population but commit over 70% of all murders! And nearly all murders are black on black!

    Redbaiter is right – there is a civil war – between blacks !

    And the revolution will be in that blacks will vote for the Republicans – as the Democrats have simply become ‘plantation owners’ – enslaving blacks to a life of idleness and food stamps! :cool:

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  13. Redbaiter (9,098 comments) says:

    Christie would do better to join the Democrats as many left wing Republicans have done recently. (Charlie Crist for example) He is ideologically more suited to be a traditional Democrat.

    It is better to have Christie in the Democrats pulling that party right than it is to have him in the Republicans pulling that party left.

    That goes for a lot of National Party politicians in NZ too.

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  14. wikiriwhis business (4,019 comments) says:

    “That goes for a lot of National Party politicians in NZ too.”

    That may be true but Labour is practically a spent force now.

    Third party representation has found the gap.

    and lets face it, no potential career trougher is going to join a sinking ship haha

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  15. Ross Miller (1,704 comments) says:

    Harriet … with respect I think you have gone slightly off message with your post. But to humour. Blacks in America overwhelming vote Democrat (90% +/-). They made the switch during the Roosevelt years and consolidated the move during Johnson’s presidency. They won’t change anytime soon as they have become beholden to the hand-out mentality of the Democrats and because of their perception of the Republican Party as the natural home of WASPs (White, Anglo-Saxon Protestants). Much the same as in New Zealand where, up until a few years ago, the Labour Party had a stranglehold on the Maori seats helped by their political accommodation with the Ratana Movement and today, where the hand-out mentality remains alive and well with all the serious contenders for the Maori seats.

    Red’s revolution (looking at all his utterances) is clearly of the violent variety.

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  16. Ed Snack (1,883 comments) says:

    Ross, linking our own Redbaiter to Timothy McVeigh is a little extreme ne c’est pas ? That is a bit like accussing President Obama of having close confidantes who were involved in a terrorist bombing campaign in the USA, and that would surely be racist and unthinkable.

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  17. Redbaiter (9,098 comments) says:

    “Red’s revolution (looking at all his utterances) is clearly of the violent variety.”

    Yes well, the armed forces will no doubt play a big part. There will be generals for socialism and generals for the Constitution. Two incompatible forces. I know which side you would be on.

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  18. Harriet (4,975 comments) says:

    “…..But still, if the Democrats came to New Zealand and gained power, we would be getting a hard shift to the right of our current gubbermitt……”

    No – we’d shift even further to the left.

    Hillary Clinton and co are hard leftists, and as someone once here said about the very same thing – the democrats when governing, try to take the US as far to the left as they can get the Republicans to agree with. Then when the Republicans are governing, they then try to take the US as far back to the right as the democrats will allow.

    However, once socialism is in motion it only gathers pace and expands, reversing back to the right is then near impossable.We’ve seen that in NZ for 40yrs now.

    As has been said before ‘If Americans think that healthcare is exspensive now, then wait till they get ‘free healthcare’ [obamacare].’
    The NZ health beurocracy only has to deliver to 4 million each year – with no increase in people joining – the US will end up having to deliver to more than 20 million in the first year – and 20 million more each and every year after that – after they all start to opt-out of private healthcare for ‘free healthcare’.

    Hillary is NOT speaking out against it!

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  19. Redbaiter (9,098 comments) says:

    Ross, linking our own Redbaiter to Timothy McVeigh is a little extreme ne c’est pas ?

    Its the same old Marxist strategy. Anyone speaking the truth must be ridiculed and discredited. By whatever means works. When you have no moral foundation it is an easy strategy to implement.

    The shame is that the Veteran once fought against communism in another country (when he was conscripted), but now in his soft left delusions, enables it in this country.

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  20. RRM (9,933 comments) says:

    This country?

    Copy & paste what you REALLY think Weddy! :-P

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  21. thedavincimode (6,800 comments) says:

    A fighter would apply courage and conviction and strategy and wake the “moderates” out of their left wing reverie.

    Stirring stuff from Generalissimo Guava who walks the talk each day here on Kiwibog in the course of his cunning 20 year strategy. Viva El Guava.

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  22. Redbaiter (9,098 comments) says:

    Davaseline- please read my 11:42am. (fourth sentence especially)

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  23. thedavincimode (6,800 comments) says:

    Oh dear. Seems that Russell still has the bum sex paradigm front of mind.

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  24. Griff (7,808 comments) says:

    Harry it
    It would be real shit if the usa had a public health system like other first world countries.
    It would make more of them healthy . It could also rise the life expectancy. Less baby’s could die
    More old people is bad. More Americans is bad
    long live the USA capitalist health system. :lol:

    http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.PCAP/countries.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_total_health_expenditure_%28PPP%29_per_capita

    The USA’s system of health care is a failure.
    It Costs significantly more and has measurably poorer outcomes than comparable public based systems.

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  25. Redbaiter (9,098 comments) says:

    Gosh Kevin, the old obsession is back.

    Time to renew the prescription for that OCD medication methinks.

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  26. RRM (9,933 comments) says:

    Griff;

    USA leads the first world in rates of

    1) Childbirth in hospitals
    2) Infant death in childbirth
    3) Maternal death in childbirth

    They don’t necessarily need MORE healthcare, but they do need to be a bit smarter about looking after those who actually need looking after, and less meddling with those who don’t.

    Unfortunately, as long as that country clings to the idea that healthcare is a service like any other, and the sick must pay to be looked after, those with a commercial interest in providing the services will be happy with the status quo…

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  27. Griff (7,808 comments) says:

    Hybrid public private seems to work the best.
    The cost in the usa is blown by:
    I am insured.
    I want some thing for my money.
    Give me a brain scan and a hand full of pills please doc.

    Media and celeb inanity.

    Ideal for festering obsessive behavior over body image.

    Vitamins, Fake diets “Detox” and “natural” ..

    Conedsumer items all sold in the local drug store……

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  28. Harriet (4,975 comments) says:

    “….Unfortunately, as long as that country clings to the idea that healthcare is a service like any other, and the sick must pay to be looked after….”

    FFS RRM.

    One minute you say that everyone has the right to die as it’s THEIR body.

    The very next minute you say someone else should pay to keep THEIR body alive – by order – by OTHER bodies!

    No one should have to pay to keep OTHER bodies alive – because people use their OWN bodies to earn money they should then have the right to keep all that money for THEIR bodies future healthcare needs – as it’s THEIR body!

    Make your mind up idiot – who’s in CHARGE of who’s BODIES? :cool:

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  29. RRM (9,933 comments) says:

    Make your mind up idiot – who’s in CHARGE of who’s BODIES?

    People should have an absolute right to end their own lives.

    Most stone aged tribes observe(d) a moral code where the village provides care for the sick, it is a shame one of the most evolved modern societies cannot live up to a humanist example set by stone aged tribes.

    I hope this clears up any confusion you may have. :cool:

    Idiot! :cool:

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  30. All_on_Red (1,584 comments) says:

    The Republicans will probably go for Marco Rubio, maybe with Christie as VP.
    The Hispanic vote will make a huge difference to them. Also it may help them lure back some of the 96% of Blacks that voted for Obama purely because Obama is black…(Racist anyone?)

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  31. Redbaiter (9,098 comments) says:

    “The Republicans will probably go for Marco Rubio, maybe with Christie as VP.”

    Maybe, but I personally doubt it.

    Rubio only got in because the Tea Party backed him, and now he has betrayed them on illegal immigration. His future doesn’t look that bright anymore.

    If Christie were to receive the nomination there will likely be a third party, so I doubt even the hapless Republicans could be that stupid.

    Ted Cruz is my pick, but it will be a fight for sure. Time for Rove and the Bush’s to quit.

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  32. Griff (7,808 comments) says:

    He is not conservative enough for the tea party and north into loonsville to gain selection.

    Let’s be clear. Republicans don’t attack scientists because they want to punish them for supporting Democrats. If all scientists agreed tomorrow to stop donating to parties, expressing political opinions in public, or even voting, Republicans would not gratefully start agreeing with scientific consensus around global warming or embrace public health recommendations to reduce unplanned pregnancy and STDs. They wouldn’t even come around on the now 154-year-old theory of evolution. They oppose these ideas because they come in conflict with Republican ideological concerns. In a larger sense, conservatives aren’t going to abandon their discomfort with empiricism, because it’s so destabilizing to their political authority.

    Since scientists have no ability to stop Republicans from attacking science, their only real option is to take power away from Republicans by supporting Democrats. Scientists, like most people trying to do good work in this world, would far prefer to have the support of all policy-makers. Since that’s not an option, it does no good to scold them for looking out for their own interests.

    Read more of The American Prospect at http://www.prospect.org.
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/01/17/gop-solidifies-its-position-as-an-anti-science-party/

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  33. PaulL (5,987 comments) says:

    Hmm. I’d assume all Red’s predictions are probably wrong.

    I’d go the other way – Christie for Pres, Rubio for veep. That’d be enough to shore up the vote without putting someone who’s never done anything in charge – Christie has actually had to run a state and make compromises.

    The problem with the US is that anyone who has done anything real isn’t pure enough to win the primaries – because getting anything done means dealing with the other side.

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  34. Ed Snack (1,883 comments) says:

    Griff, the real worry the the “scientists” have is that the Republicans might take away the enormous gravy train that they benefit from. Self interest, nothing more.

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  35. PaulL (5,987 comments) says:

    @Griff, I think the problem with statements like that is that they are such gross simplifications. Is someone really suggesting that every republican denies science?

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  36. Bad__Cat (140 comments) says:

    He’s a RINO like McCain & Rubio (Republican in name only)

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  37. RRM (9,933 comments) says:

    He’s not a member of the Christian Taliban… so probably a sensible, likeable candidate who could contest the election well – but will never get the approval of the lunatic base.

    (For the definition of “the lunatic base”, see above… )

    He does have Christ in his name though, perhaps that will count for something…? ;-)

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  38. PaulL (5,987 comments) says:

    He has Christ in his name twice. That’s hard to beat, right? That’s like double good.

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  39. Redbaiter (9,098 comments) says:

    He’s a Roman Catholic who typical of the cowardly RINO he really is, dances a fine line between his religion on one hand and secular progressive political correctness on the other.

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  40. cha (4,036 comments) says:

    It really is a shame that Michelle has finally taken advantage of her option to abandon ship, although she’ll be sans female pleasure machine, because she really would excite the lunatic base.

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  41. Griff (7,808 comments) says:

    Paull
    read the link
    No one is suggesting Cristy a republican is a loon.
    what I do believe is there is a percentage of anti science loons within the republican party who have considerable influence.

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  42. big bruv (13,929 comments) says:

    That settles it for me. If the drooling fool Redbaiter does not like Christie then he must be the perfect candidate to beat the evil Clintons.

    Redbaiter would like to see Sarah (I can see Russia from my house) Palin or Rick Santorum-Stain as the republican candidate and thus hand the next two terms to the Clintons.

    What I like about Christie is that he does not let his stone age superstition rule his life, he also put aside petty party politics when the people of his state suffered so badly from Cyclone Sandy. Of course this is one of the reasons that the fool Redbaiter does not like Christie, he (Christie) actually asked for, and got assistance from Obama (as a good governor would in those circumstances)

    What Redbaiter really wants is the chance to break out the guns (remember, Redbaiter is suffering from wannabe yank syndrome in as much as he thinks he has a say and a stake in what happens in Yankee politics) and go “shootin” some of those pesky blacks.

    Of course the ideal situation would be to see Redbaiter and Christie have a live debate. In less than two mins Christie would chew up Redbaiter and expose him for the slobbering fool that he actually is.

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  43. Zebulon (115 comments) says:

    What America (and the world need) is Ron or Rand Paul. What a huge difference they would make

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