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Charles Krauthammer Calls CPAC Decision on Christie “Vast Overreaction… A Mistake”

Photo: Pete Souza

Photo: Pete Souza

Cardenas cited Christie’s decision to expand Medicaid under President Obama’s health care law and his support of a $60 billion aid package for Hurricane Sandy victims, which he argued was filled with wasteful spending. [National Journal]

CPAC’s DECISION to freeze out Gov. Chris Christie this year is very good news for Democrats, while also proving why in the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll the Republican party’s approval is in the 20s.

CPAC is a place where statesmanship is not celebrated. It’s why Sarah Palin is getting top billing, but Chris Christie, who stands at over 70% approval in New Jersey, is being frozen out.

“I think this is a vast overreaction and it’s a mistake. He’s a leading Republican, he’s obviously of presidential timber, he’s got the highest popularity of any governor and he’s in a blue state.” – Charles Krauthammer [Politico]

Winning takes swallowing your political pride to support someone who can move the ball down the field for your team. As a liberal, I hope the extremist wing of the GOP keeps shooting Republicans in the foot.

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3 Responses to Charles Krauthammer Calls CPAC Decision on Christie “Vast Overreaction… A Mistake”

  1. Cujo359 February 27, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    Re: the Cardenas quote, are they kidding me? I can understand them being upset about Medicaid. It’s not about letting markets roam free and it helps the poor, so we can’t have that. But he’s seriously criticizing a governor of a state accepting aid after one of the worst storms in its history, because some of it was wasteful?

    They’re crazy all right.

    As a liberal, I wish the extremists would shut up. First of all, the Democrats are so corrupt right now that we need a responsible party to take over for them soon, and right now I don’t see one. Second, if it weren’t for all the scary people, what would be the difference between the two parties? None at all, near as I can see. There is no liberal party in America. To me, hoping for a Democratic Party success these days means as much to liberalism as hoping for a San Francisco Giants World Series win. Nice symbolism on some level, but of little real consequence.

  2. spincitysd February 27, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I’m not surprised by the CPAC move at all, or the messaging of why it happend. The Radical Right blames Sandy and Gov. Christy for the Romney loss. Thing were going so well for Willard and he would have won if it had not been for that meddling storm and the traitorous New Jersey Governor. Ah, the delusions of the right-wing mind.

    It’s a sad commentary on the fate of the Republican Party that this big, fat bully of a man is the last great hope of traditional East Coast Republicans. The party has degenerated from the glory days of Nelson Rockefeller.

    As it is still only 2013 I don’t even want to think about the run up to the next Presidential Election and how the Governor is obviously angling himself for that run. The 2012 insane clown car of a Republican Primary season has me still contemplating taking up alcoholism; but here we are with the permanent campaign. Will “The Blob” run? Do I really care? When he does, he is going to have a hell of fight with the TEA Party Terrors. It will turn nasty as The Blob has a mean streak wider than his custom made suites. Yup, I might just have to take up strong drink to survive this.

    • Ga6thDem February 27, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

      Interesting comment. I don’t see Christie being able to get out of the primary in 2016 unless a lot of changes happen in the GOP between now and then. I think the GOP is going to go full tea party crazy in 2016.

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