During a twenty minute-plus, highly entertaining speech/comedy routine at CPAC yesterday, Ann Coulter turned against Chris Christie, who was her darling not so long ago. I suppose Ann must now think it was a good thing that the GOP ignored her advice on making Chris Christie its nominee. And imagine if Ann had been so influential that voters had actually followed her advice and elected Christie President!
The pundit class should come to lucianne.com and read the comments here for real insight and wisdom. Very many folks here (not me, Im afraid) could see through Christie from the very beginning. Who knew a tub of lard could be so transparent? Well, some here have the xray vision to see through His Unctuousness. Coulter and a few others would do well to monitor our board here and learn.
A wise and prudent decision by one of the University of Michigan Law School´s most distinguished graduates...After all, how does one continue to defend The Garden State´s 55th Chief Executive after he reportedly proclaimed he agreed with the loopy, leftist current Governor of New York on "98% of the issues"?
All northeast Republicans are only one degree off of being a Democrat and will always cave to demands by Democrats. We need to stop nominating liberal Republicans if we want to take back the Presidency.
#1 LOL! actually the fat has been in the fire since he bear hugged Obama after Sandy and told the world what a great job Obama was doing.
Christie has no business at a conservative gathering. He´s not conservative. He´s not presidential material, either. He is great for the Garden State because he can still appeal to the Snookies and the Situations who make up the mindset of the voters there. Yet, he does have some understanding that governance is not about lining your own pockets (that´s the thing that separates him from the Democrats).
So, while I don´t particularly like him. I do think he has done well for NJ and I´d like for him to stay there as governor
I thought George W. was a conservative until I had the benefit of hindsight. If I can forgive myself, I can forgive Ann. I´m sure both men in question are fine fellows. They just aren´t conservative where it counts and where it counts is spending.
Also, I´m sure Ann doesn´t need my forgiveness or give a hoot about having it. Either way, I´m glad she isn´t going to support Christie anymore.
We liked Chris Christie because he seemed to have some thought of getting the budget under New Jersey under control and he wouldn´t be pushed around. However it soon became clear even to him that New Jersey didn´t want to have their budget under control and that in order to survive they had to have lots of Federal dollars coming into their state.
Christie wanted to be governor. He traded his conservative principles for Federal cash. Which means he never had the conservative principles in the first place.
#5, you´re forgiven that you didn´t "see through" Christie earlier.
I did, but that´s because I live in NJ -only a few miles from Christie´s home in Mendham- and I´ve been watching him since his deplorable early political career in the ´90s.
Christie has never been a conservative. His history as a County freeholder was bad enough that he was defeated in the next primary, after only one term.
And if Christie were ever to become a national candidate, he has character issues that would be seized upon by Dems to derail him. (No huge scandal that I´m aware of, but stuff more along the lines of John Kerry´s "do you know who I am" attitude, rather than John Edwards´s creepy infidelity).
Rhetorical question: why do so-called conservatives change to semi-libs, but libs never become more conservative? It is getting to the point that I can trust nothing anybody says. I´m afraid we conservatives are in big trouble.
Something to be said to this Conservative´s defense. Because Christie came out strong and unafraid to take it into the faces of libs, we began to gather round him. We were in agreement with him when going after schools, teacher´s unions and right there fighting beside him. BUT, as we began to see into his true character, (gun control, immigration, and other unprincipled values) we began to dig a little deeper. No harm in looking; especially when there is time to change opinions. Happy to see/hear that Ann has come to her senses. It must be difficult to write and find that no one is reading the books you authored.
Coulter figured out she was wrong and changed her mind. Christie has not yet figured out he was wrong but there is a possibility he will. The Democrats never figure out they are wrong. If more spending doesn´t work then they spend more. If bigger government doesn´t work they make it bigger. If higher taxes doesn´t work they make them higher.
Between ANN COULTER´S ignorant fawning over Fat Boy Chrissie and Dick Morris being a total joke....they both completely RUINED any credibility that Fox News wished that they had...since those two idiots, I do not watch anyone, especially Hannity with his boyfriend Beckel (dont forget his ex-boyfried Colmes) on Fox (especially Loofa O´Really?) except for Cavuto....
Dont care what pundits, strategists, or lawyers on Fox think, say, or do....it sure didnt do any good for our side last election, did it? They could ALL use a lesson from this great salon with its wonderful fellow L-Dotters! Wise up Fox News! Competition will soon be on the air (new conservative cable news) this summer, cant wait!
There´s an important cautionary tale here. A person´s true character can only be revealed over time and in observance of their actions, not their statements, in a variety of difficult circumstances. America has developed a disturbing tendency to quickly lurch from one promising candidate to another after minimal time getting to know them.
Obama is a prime example on the left. But truthfully, we are seeing the same kind of too quick falling for candidates on the conservative side too. Christie has now self-vetted himself. But what about Rubio, Cruz, and Rand Paul, just to name a few? I personally like something about all 3, but I´m troubled by how quickly people have stampeded to one or another of them based on one or two speeches or actions.
They may all very well turn out to be the principled, courageous conservatives we want them to be. But let´s make sure we "make haste slowly and carefully" before we anoint one of them.
#19 ... Heard about that new news media last night thru CPAC on CSPAN This was unknown under this roof and we hope to know more details as the year progresses. This is truly exciting. Thank you, Andrew B. We will be eternally grateful for the doors you opened before your short time on this earth was ended.
#12 - my sentiments exactly. he is the state equivalent of a Low Information Voter - give me free things and I will vote for you and like you.
Ann Coulter is a super star and its too bad some people are turned off by her wit. She makes every dem look like a complete idiot in a 1-on-1 battle. Has she made some bad calls and said some things too quick - sure she has, but who hasn´t.
Republicans had better learn to stop eating their own. I would imagine that the same purists are going to attack Ben Carson when he says the wrong thing.
IMO much of Christie´s problem is self control. He is too emotional. That makes him look good when he stands up to a $90K/year elementary teacher crying about her tough life. OTOH it makes him look idiotic when kissing Obama´s feet for FEMA aid.
#7 points out that the NE GOP must live and deal with more liberal voters. Most will do what it takes - good or bad - to stay in office there. As will nearly every pol anywhere.
Principles take second place. Or third. Or don´t matter at all.
Ann Coulter isn´t the only person to be disappointed by a republican politician. She has a lot of company, including presidents who placed their trust in republicans they appointed to various government positions and judgeships.
It would take a state the size of Texas to hold all the republicans who once carried the hopes of republicans and conservatives only to dash our hopes with a sharp turn to the left.
We could start with republicans appointed to the Supreme Court who joined the left almost as soon as they were sworn in. .
Ann is a pundit - she shouldn´t be picking your candidates for you, that is your job. Christie is still the best governor NJ has ever seen in my lifetime. He isn´t a conservative like the ones we have in SC, but Tim Scott isn´t electable in NJ. Nor is Jim DeMint. Conservatism is determined by geography and constituents - to pretend otherwise is to lose.
The ultra conservatives that think Mitt was just not conservative enough might be rethinking the hard line stuff. Rand Paul took the CPAC straw poll and if he manages to be leader of the GOP the democrats are already looking for moderate candidates for 2014.
Bible tells it all--the children of light are less wise to the ways of the world as the children of darkness.
Not that Newt G in 2016 played the children of light role--seems he started the demonization of the rich and it stuck.
Politicians change their stance and positioning, it is only fair that pundits notice and change or intensify support.
I did a 180 on Ann Coulter more than a year ago. I believe it was when she used the "FA*" word for gay people. After her embrace of Christie over the other Republican nominees for President, I wondered why I ever paid any attention to her.
For those born last week, Willard was contemptuous of principled conservative values, throughout his career. A fact. Obviously for some, a conservative is defined as one who wears a shirt, tie, blazer and laces his shoes. Predicable and sad.
FTA: "And imagine if Ann had been so influential that voters had actually followed her advice and elected Christie President!" Well, regardless of what you think of Christie, he would have been a hell of a lot better than what we have now.
New Jersey went for Obama over Romney 58 to 41 per cent. Christie is doing what he needs to do to survive in that Blue of a state. Infuriating? Often, yes. But what´s the alternative? Ann has woken up to these realities... Realities emphasized by The Hug.
You know something? I am real tired of Karl Rove, Chris Christie and now Ann Coulter. Perhaps ANN has realized the error of her ways but she was blind to the traitor Chris Christie for too long and I am afraid she is just "going along to get along" once she realized how wrong she was about Christie. She should have known better long ago.
Is the grievance industry trying to create racial Shroud of Turin? The Smithsonian wants to display the hoodie worn by Tayvon Martin the night he was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Really, is this what we need now? A modern-day abomination: a Turin Shroud for race-mongerers? Will this become a place of pilgrimage for people looking for reasons to hate?
Shortly after the Sandy Hook one Elementary School massacre in December 2012, I took to these pages to gently chide the NRA´s Wayne LaPierre for his proposal to install an armed policeman in every school. In March 2013 I participated in a CCW (Concealed Carry Weapon) class. In May I received my CCW permit. On that day this semi-retired septuagenarian (I, myself) became a citizen carrier. My appetite for sound, reliable news and information about 2nd Amendment issues and the technology and skills of gunnery continues
Informed consent is a big deal in health care. And it should be. (snip) Once a woman says she wants an abortion, medical standards and norms change. If the process of getting informed consent involves making the unknown, known, the process in the abortion industry is all about unknowing. When I regrettably and wrongly had an abortion many years ago, no one at Planned Parenthood explained anything to me -- and I mean nothing -- about my baby´s development. No one even showed me a picture of a 3-month old baby in the womb.
San Diego mayor and veteran Congressman Bob Filner is a serial molester of women who enjoyed immunity from exposure by his friends in the media who "pretty much knew" about his abuses but chose to ignore them as a non-story. We know this because a brave member of the San Diego media crowd has admitted it.(snip) Scorn is the appropriate response. The San Diego media deserves a big helping of humiliation over covering this up. There is no profession more conscious of prestige than the media. Just look at all the awards they give each other.
As a black conservative tea party activist, I am extremely excited about Bill O´Reilly´s recent series of commentaries and TV shows addressing the hypocrisy and exploitation by the American race industry that has and continues to devastate the black community. O´Reilly boldly called out all of the usual suspects: Sharpton, Jackson, the Congressional Black Caucus and Obama. Eric Holder and others on the left have been whining and arrogantly scolding us saying that we need an honest discussion about race in America.
How is the U.S. like Sweden? In its low murder rate. That is, if you include in the statistics only non-blacks in the U.S. legally.(snip)In round numbers, there are about 250 million non-blacks in the U.S. legally. So their murder rate is about 1.0 per 100,000, or the same as Sweden´s. A murder rate of 1.0 is in the same league as the Europeans who like to call us gun-crazy cowboys. But it´s not the "cowboys" who are doing the killing. (In fact, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming have murder rates significantly lower than the U.S. average.
Poor lil´ Huma, croaks the liberal media. A wifey ensnared in her infamous husband´s sordid sexual adventures. Huma Abedin is a victim -- victimhood being a checkbox for libs and a handy excuse for anyone who runs afoul the law, stupid choices, indecency, laziness, Faustian deals with the devil, trumped-up racism, trumped-up homophobia, trumped-up xenophobia, real political corruption, hand-washing compulsion, and whatever else can be appended to victimhood. Poor lil´ Huma is a victim, all right. She´s a victim of her own self-willed choice; of a match made not much from kismet than cold calculation.
Remember when scientists and other truth-seekers used to get all riled up about the way the Catholic Church treated Galileo? The outcry was not over the fact that Galileo was a "peer-reviewed" researcher, and therefore beyond question. Quite the contrary: the argument was that, from the point of view of the quest for truth, no one, including the representatives of official orthodoxy and authority, ought to be regarded as beyond question. In the Michael Mann lawsuit against Mark Steyn and National Review, it is the "award-winning researcher" who is joining the fight for Church orthodoxy
Money can´t buy the kind of political boost Huma Abedin is receiving. Like her mentor Hillary Clinton, the stand-by-your-man strategy will be her gateway to widespread popularity and respect. Don´t feel sorry for the Democrats over losing a former rising star politician like Anthony Weiner, whose future is so hopeless that even the New York Times says it´s time to go. They have gained an even more promising candidate for high office. Huma Abedin is better-looking, better spoken, and more appealing than her role model.(snip)Although raised in Saudi Arabia, Ms. Abedin was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a natural born American.
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Now we have proof that the current Obama-Holder campaign against stand-your-ground laws is nothing more than a pose intended to distract from their political problems, having whipped up a racialist fury and pushed prosecution of George Zimmerman. Although State Senator Barack Obama could boast of few legislative accomplishments, one thing he did do was co-sponsor a bill strengthening the Illionois stand-your-ground law. The Illinois Review writes: The Obama-sponsored bill (SB 2386) enlarged the state´s 1961 law by shielding the person who was attacked from being sued in civil court by perpetrators or their estates
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Mark Levin, who hosts one of America´s top radio talk shows and is considered by supporters to be the people´s pundit on the Constitution, is rallying his 8.5 million-strong audience to demand an historic convention of state governments to halt the "oppressive power" of the federal government. The author of two New York Times bestsellers on the threats to the Constitution, Levin hopes his latest, "The Liberty Amendments," out mid-August, will spark the state lawmakers to tap a rarely used Constitutional provision to institute measures that would brake President Obama´s use of executive orders, bar thousand-page laws and
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Arizona Sen. John McCain was the Republican Party´s 2008 presidential nominee and he still wants the keys to the Oval Office. But he is beginning to sound more like a fan of likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "She´s a rock star," he said in a newly released interview. "She has, maybe not glamour, but certainly the aura of someone widely regarded throughout the world," he added in a reference to her work as secretary of State. McCain, reportedly trying to win back his reputation as a GOP maverick, was asked by the New Republic
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Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,
Sen. John McCain — a Democrat? There was confusion Wednesday after the Arizona Republican mistakenly strolled into President Obama’s meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol. The room full of Democrats — who happened to be meeting in the same room where the Senate GOP usually holds their weekly policy luncheons — erupted in applause and laughter as the former Republican presidential candidate made his entrance. As McCain, 76, walked out of the Dem-filled space, reporters pressed him as to why he stepped foot in the room.
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