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    It's over for Christie if he's getting a co-sign from Maher. That's the kiss of death. We don't consider anyone who appeals to Maher as a conservative.
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    You prefer dishonesty and backstabbing? I'd vote for Christie in a heartbeat. I may not always agree with him but he's honest about what he believes and will throw Party to the side of the road in a heartbeat if it helps his neighbors.
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    @justapirate - So you have two employees (and make no mistake, all politicians are our employees), one is honest and the other one is not. Which do you keep? Well one tells you at the end of the shift that he stole $50 out of the cash register because he needed to get some weed and he's got a hot date tonight. The other employees is a little embarrassed so he lied that he has a wife and kids at home, although he doesn't. He comes in to work early everyday, works hard, and leaves late and never asks for anything extra. Which employee are you keeping? Honesty only matters when you're doing the right thing.
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    @justapirate - It proves honesty isn't worth squat if the person is up to no good. Why should I praise Christie for being honest when he isn't promoting ideas that better the nation?
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    Christie was the only one I was worried about who might get the GOP nomination and beat Obama. Huntsman could have but had no chance of the nomination. Now Christie would appear to have alienated the far right. Which is a good thing for him four years from now. I suspect within those 4 years the far right will start eating their young.
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    @jessejaymes Having read some oc what their young write here, I think even the republicans might find them distasteful, so eatting might not be an option. Huntsman was smart, je was qualified, but I thonk Christe had more charisma, and was more plainspoke, the bubba quality people love in clinton. Kind of a popularist thing. But yes, a relative who backed romney, earlier wanted chridte to run. After they picked romney he wanted christe to be the vp pick. After storm sandy he called christy a benadict arnold (sic). That pleases me, cause christe would be formiddible.
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    @PoliticalSpice The Christian right has really done a admirable job of alienating the rest of conservatives. Moderate conservatives like myself won't vote for their choice anymore. Joe Scarborough is right. The GOP has to purge the right wing or they will never win the Presidency again. I think 4 years from now that will happen and Christie could be sitting pretty then.
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    I am an independent voter. i lean left on some topics and right on others. i like that christie doesnt care who he angers. i think if christie had run and gotten the nod, then he would have won the election. he did a great job after sandy and i commend him on that. he also did a great job by putting politics aside and doing what is best for his state during the storm. politics shouldnt be about party, it should be about people. the two sides are ruining this country.
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    @Romney2012
    Is the year spent trashing him while campaigning for Romney was what?
    Had the Republican media been using their brains they could have used Christie's acknowledgment that Obama was being the help that a president should be as a positive for Romney. Reasonable people would give more credence to Christy when he talks about why he thinks Obama is bad when they know he will acknowledge the good. See only extreme idiolouges believe everything about anyone is bad and when you refuse to acknowledge the good you lose credibility with reasonable people.
    Congratulations, by the way, on acknowledging you don't actually know when the word communist applies.
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    That's one of the big reasons no one would vote for me if I ever ran for public office. People are so conditioned to accept perfectly groomed politicians literally and figuratively, that I'd be too much of a risk unfiltered. Think about it, we have such a strict image of what a politician should be, that President Obama is considered a vigorous free spirit for giving speeches sans tie and with rolled sleeves.

    Second big reason, I have no idea how tempted I'd be to pander for votes...and I can't brong myself to do something I yell at others for doing.
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    @Real4WheelDrv - I once toyed with joining the town planning committee. Some friend told me I would be good. Thankfully I talked with another friend who knew me better and he talked me back from the edge. Seems I am more blunt than I think I am.
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    @MRMacrum You can be pretty in your face true, but better that than the cookie cutter presentation we get from politicians now. Heck, Congress has done everything BUT the group fistfights we've seen in other nations in the past. Let's see some schoolyard FIGHTS instead of schoolyard namecalling, the revenue generated from betting alone would help our debt a little!
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    I acutally do like watching Maher's show. I disagree with a lot of his views but he has the guts to say them and I can respect him for that.
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    @Litdes Beck stated many times that he was an entertainer on live television and radio, and encouraged people to check for themselves every conclusion he drew, no matter how wacky. Not his fault that both the right and left are full of mindless drones.
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    @Real4WheelDrv Of which, Beck is one of the loudest voices. Here's the difference, Beck was on a news network (until he got canned), whereas Bill Maher is a stand up comedian with a show on a premium cable TV channel.
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    @LGRepublican I'm sorry are you talking about bush now. Didn't know tis pertained to someone who is no longer the president...
    Sorry about that..
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    @Cool_voter So let me see if I understand this. If the discussion pertains to things done or said against Bush, he's "no longer the president". If BHO wants to blame someone for his ineptness, then it's all "Bush's fault". Sorry, can't use him when it suits you.
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    christy is a straight talking hard core new jersey style guy. he can clean up the fiscal mess in the state, but can't stop the whining. the left is naturally against the policy he is forced to enact and in doing so has created enemys on that side.
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    well i do not trust, christie or politicians. neither christie, nor politicians, have ever represented me. so for what difference, does it make?
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    I think it may be time for a new generation of politicians, not so flashy and polished. There are issues that need to be addressed and I truly, down to my toes, think that Christie would be good for the country, be it Senate, House or even White House.
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    I don't agree with a lot of what Christie believes but I do like his candor and I really like the agreement he came to with the Teachers Union of rewarding teachers who excel and dumping dead weight. I totally agree with that one.
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    I agree with Mahar that the perpetrators of 9/11 were not cowards. Any man who willingly gives his life to accomplish his mission is not a coward. The US has been underestimating our opponents from the beginning. I disagree that using cruise missiles or drone attacks is cowardly though. That is just technological superiority. You may as well call a soldier a coward for using a rifle instead of a knife.

    "No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country." - George S. Patton
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