SHHH: No one tell Karl Rove or the RNC — Chris Christie as popular as moldy bread in poll of conservatives

Granted, it’s a non-scientific poll (click here to take it), but the results thus far can not be encouraging for the GOP establishment.

After all, the readers of this august journal are what we might call Constitutional Conservatives, Tea Party Patriots, Reaganites, and other assorted patriots. The Republican Party may know them as “the base“, the same cadre of Americans that swept the feckless John Boehner to power in 2010.

The lesson learned for Karl Rove and Reince Preibus: your pals Jeb Bush and Chris Christie are about as popular as skin lice and mildew, respectively.

Not that the Chamber of Commerce and the rest of the corporatists care; their agenda is levering government to achieve wealth. Our agenda is the opposite: it is to enable free enterprise by restoring the Constitution.

Doug Ross @ Journal

THE DUPLICITOUS CHRIS CHRISTIE: Man Who Refused to Oppose Obamacare Now Says It Was ‘A Train Wreck Anybody Could’ve Seen Coming’

Anybody could have seen it was a train wreck except him, apparently.

New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie slammed Obamacare as a “train wreck” in comments made at a Jersey radio station on November 25.

…Christie was asked why he didn’t join in on the state side and create a state exchange for Obamacare in New Jersey.
“This is just an awful law that made no sense and that’s why I didn’t get into a state exchange. And no, I have absolutely no regrets. In fact, I’m really glad that the train wreck’s not mine, it’s his,” the Governor said of Obama’s signature healthcare law.

Christie went on to slam the President as an example of someone who has never run anything in his life.
“This is a disaster. And it’s a train wreck that anybody who’s managed anything, ever in their lives could have seen coming.”
Governor Christie also said that the whole Obamacare program is a “failure.”

Christie’s comments are, at best, disingenuous.

This is a man who wouldn’t lift a finger to fight Obamacare, as Mark Levin observed at the time.

It costs nothing for the taxpayers of NJ to join the other states challenging Obamacare. All he needs to do is add his name on behalf of NJ to the other states. He didn’t take the lead and now he won’t bring up the rear. And just because Corzine ducked doesn’t mean he has to. For all the loud bravado, on this hugely important issue he’s a wimp. While others are doing all they can to kill Obamacare, spending the time and effort in federal court trying to protect the citizens of their states, Christie does nothing…

…Keep in mind that Obamacare creates massive new expenses for states via Medicaid. It’s fiscally irresponsible for Christie to sit on his butt and do nothin. Is this what they mean by frank talk? Maybe his supporters inside the beltway can help us better understand while they’re touting him for president.

I can’t wait for the 2016 election season to heat up.

Then we can hear the nation’s biggest electoral loser of 2012 — Karl “2% Victory Rate” Rove — whine that Christie is “the only one who can win”.

Which will be as accurate as his predictions about Mitt Romney in 2012 and John McCain in 2008.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Doug Ross @ Journal

BY POPULAR DEMAND: Obama and Christie: Jersey Shore Memories 2013 BFF Scrapbook

Frickin’ awesomeness from Mad.

[Last last month] President Obama met with Governor Chris Christie to tour parts of the Jersey Shore that were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. It was a rare display of both bipartisanship and unbridled bromance. We’re happy to report that not only was a splendid time had by all — it was also captured on film!

Doug Ross @ Journal

THE PERFECT “MODERATE REPUBLICAN” CANDIDATE: Christie Raising Money From Soros, Emanuel, Other Far Left Backers

The far-left-disguised-as-moderate blog known as Outside the Beltway is usually good only for comic relief. I’ve found no more entertaining collection of Statist kooks commenting on the site this side of Taegan Goddard’s collectivist, lockstep loons. That said, once in a great while — just like a lunar eclipse or a thigh rash — a nugget of news will unexpectedly pop up on OTB. Please consider:

Chris Christie Pulling In Money From Top Democratic Donors

Gov. Chris Christie is cashing in donations from top Democratic fundraisers and other traditionally liberal donors across the country, even nabbing the support of a handful of rainmakers aligned with President Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a Star-Ledger review of state and federal records shows.

The checks are flying into the Republican governor’s war chest from all sorts of unlikely places — the hedge fund run by liberal billionaire George Soros, for example, and the politically progressive halls of the University of California, Berkeley.

The nascent support from Democratic donors is an early sign of Christie’s fundraising prowess in a potential run for the White House in 2016, experts and Democratic donors said, and dovetails with recent polls showing him gaining popularity nationally among Democrats and independents.

Christie’s partnership with New Jersey Democratic leaders and his warm relationship with Obama after Hurricane Sandy could be enticing donors who don’t often give to GOP candidates, even if they are closer ideologically to Democrat Barbara Buono, Christie’s lesser-known challenger, political scientists and Democratic fundraisers say.

Here’s just a sample of what Christie is pulling in:

• Five executives at Soros Fund Management have chipped in a combined $ 19,000 to the governor’s re-election campaign, state records show. The donor roll includes Soros’ protégé and chief investment officer, Scott Bessent, who tends to fund liberal Democrats, and Sender Cohen, a partner at the hedge fund who more often favors Republicans.

•John Doerr, a top Democratic fundraiser and venture capitalist in California, sent Christie the maximum $ 3,800 donation for the Republican primary this year. So did his wife. Federal records show the couple has given more than $ 1.2 million to national Democrats since 1997.

•Tim Mullen, a Chicago investor who gave more than $ 100,000 to Emanuel’s campaign for mayor in 2011 and bundled from $ 200,000 to $ 500,000 for Obama in 2008, has also sent Christie a maximum donation, as has his wife Alice. Mullen was already a Christie donor in 2009, state records show.

This ought to pose an interesting dilemma for the old, doddering, decrepit Republican establishment. Because choosing to align themselves with a Soros-backed, Obama-hugging, anti-Second Amendment, pro-illegal immigration, pro-Islamist “moderate” like Christie might be a bridge too far, even for these neo-Statist, cowardly, ruling elites.

Hat tip: BadBlue News Service

Doug Ross @ Journal