One does not even have to ask the question today before the answer is forthcoming. Get around any liberal or a member of the left-leaning media and they will be quick to let you know that the Republicans will be making a huge mistake if their nominee for President in 2016 is not Chris Christie. They even issue decrees such as Christie is the only potential candidate the Democrats have to fear. Really, do you really think so? If so, are you voting for him should he run in the slot? I rather doubt it, but you cannot wait to see the Republicans push him forward like the damned fools they can be about such choices.
Liberal television commentator Chris Matthews is out there with an “Obama-Like” worship of Christie as he verbally attacks others who do not hold Christie in such high esteem. Matthews just referred to conservative Rand Paul as a “piss-ant” for his commentary on Christie. One thing I can firmly assure you of. . .if Chris Matthews is for it, there is not a conservative on the planet who should even entertain the idea. Obviously, the liberal Left likes to think that the power of suggestion is a good tool for setting up a win in the next election. That line might play with the RINOs in power in Washington at the time, but it will not get the time of day with the true conservatives of this nation.
In all likelihood, the Democrats will trot out Hillary Clinton as their candidate in 2016. Actually, there are probably a lot of folks in the Democrat Party who do not want to see that happen, but the momentum is already there and Hillary has no shame of her past sins—thus she is more than willing to jump into the fray. Hillary will find the going pretty rough if she goes head to head with a true conservative candidate who will not lie down while she and the dirt bags in her party have a field day with assigning labels and throwing mud. Christie brings a huge advantage there as a candidate in that he presents a rather large target both in physical size and his use of “conservatism as a convenience to election”. Even with Benghazi on her back, the road to the White House would be an easy one for Clinton running against Chris Christie. The Democrats know it, the Left-wing Progressives know it, and the thick-skulled, entrenched RINO’s now running the Republican Party better figure it out before election time.
Barack Obama was never vetted as a candidate for the Presidency. Those who worship at his altar will say that is untrue but I can only reply, “Please find me the person who carried out that investigation”. When it comes down to it, we have a man in office who cannot seem to supply a birth certificate that proves he is first and foremost a citizen of the USA; he will not show his college records because they undermine his claim of citizenship with his status as a “foreign student”; he has the Social Security number of a dead man who lived in Connecticut—a place where Obama never worked or lived—and you claim that he was vetted. Some might think that Chris Christie with his background will be ignored as was Obama, but he would have to be running on the wrong side of the ticket for that to happen.
Just quickly scanning Chris Christie as a Republican nominee, what can one conclude? Well, to start with, he looks like a “wise-guy” character right out of “The Sopranos” television series, which likely would not sell well with the older, conservative voter who is looking for a face they can trust. Then, of course, there is the turndown as the vice-presidential pick to run with Romney in 2012. The explanation there was that Christie’s background was “strewn with political landmines.” Whether it is true or not, his physical appearance and weight will be a subject that will create tangents away from more important topics like Benghazi and who knew what and when. Lastly, Christie did a lot of head fakes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy which caused many conservatives to question his true colors…that credibility gap is still very much out there. Still, the Democrats think he is the best choice available to the Republicans and openly express their fears that he will run. . .yeah, sure!
The fact that the liberal Left is attempting to name the best choice for the Republican candidate in 2016 implies a lot about what is wrong with the present-day Republican Party. In a nutshell, the RINOs currently in charge of the party—nobly assisted by statistician Karl Rove and his never-ending drawings on a whiteboard—cannot be convinced that “conservatism” can win the day. They are far happier looking for that “moderate” who can serve in the role, hoping that he/she will be able to pull some liberal and independent votes along the way. They never stop to consider that “conservatism” is a principled-pride with those who support it and believe in it. They feel they must hide it in their coat pocket and get it out after the election is over and they have won. . .like some commie hiding out in the Democrat Party.
In the past few years, we have seen some passionate conservatives come and go. Most leave with labels which have been hung around their necks by the Left and left there by their own party—the Republicans. How is a true conservative supposed to function with pride when members of their own party want to hold a knife to their throat and demand that they get in the line marked “moderate” or get out of town? This is the plight of the Republican Party at the moment. They are seen by the public as weak, as uncommitted, as lacking passion for their principles, and as a bunch who sit around and calculate the odds of winning before electing to do “what is right” in the first place.
There is no place where the lack of principles and dedication to principles bleeds through to the public; that point is obvious in the way that the current flock of Republicans is reacting to Barack Obama. As an observant citizen and supporter of the Constitution, I am continually wondering how much mud the President must throw on the citizens of this nation and how many attacks he must make on the Constitution before this group stands up on principle and says, “Principle demands that the President be impeached,” and then get on with that process. Can they win the day on that issue? It would be very doubtful with the current Senate head count, but when did the assurance of winning become a requirement when it comes to "doing your sworn duty"; when it comes to doing the “right thing”? If you doubt that observation, just go convince them that they can win the day and see how fast the impeachment takes shape.
This is truly the dilemma we face on the Right side of the aisle with the current Republican leadership. Given that premise, one can easily be convinced that all the Democrats have to do is suggest someone as the Republican nominee for 2016 and it will happen. That is where we find ourselves with “so-called” conservative Chris Christie as we move toward the 2016 election season. All true conservatives know there are far better and far more-principled potential candidates out there available for the run, yet the RINO sector of the Republican Party cringe in fear at the sound of their names being spoken aloud for fear that they might lose control of their power base if that candidate became a reality for the party.
Conservatism is very much alive and well in America. It has no shortage of believers. What it is short on are those who are willing to employ those people and voices who truly speak from the conservative heart and who are motivated and compelled to carry out the conservative agenda in terms of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and constitutional governance. When the Right begins to stand truly on its principles, those actions will win elections. . .but it won’t be under the banner of Chris Christie.
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