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Chris Christie Takes Himself Out Of The GOP Presidential Sweepstakes – Again

 
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Once again New Jersey’s alleged Republican Governor, Chris Christie, has shown that while he may be good at bullying he’s lousy at listening to Republican Primary Election voters.
 
According to an Associated Press report, “Making a rare Capitol Hill appearance, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday encouraged the GOP's newest members of Congress to embrace compromise and common ground as they shift to a governing role following their party's midterm rout.”
 
Reading the report of Christie’s remarks you would think that it had been Republicans, not Democrats that suffered the “midterm rout.”
 
AP reported that Christie, who is contemplating a 2016 presidential bid, addressed newly elected House Republicans and their spouses during a closed-door orientation luncheon inside the Capitol. The often-outspoken Governor declined to answer questions from reporters afterward, but attendees said offered a distinctly bipartisan tone.
 
Christie avoided immigration altogether during his remarks, according to attendees. The two-term governor, who is often criticized by his party's most passionate conservatives, talked instead about energy policy - including the need for the Keystone Pipeline - tax reform and reducing government regulation.
 
"He alluded to shutting the government down was not a good idea," said incoming Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont.
 
"I asked him what he was going to do about uniting the party," Zinke added. "His answer was focus on things we can agree on."
 
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, among the only House leaders to attend, said Christie emphasized voters' desire for Congress to get something done.
 
This is a complete misreading of the voters’ intent in the 2014 midterm that even the establishment media rejects.
 
Christie and Kevin McCarthy seem to have missed that President Obama said that although he was not on the ballot, “…make no mistake: These policies are on the ballot, every single one of them.”
 
And Obama was right, and it was the President and the policies he is using to try to fundamentally change America that were rejected, along with Obama’s Democratic allies.
 
Republicans should not get suckered into the idea that they can “govern” from Capitol Hill – they can’t -- the Constitution vests the executive authority in the President and in most matters the President “governs.”
 
When Kevin McCarthy and Chris Christie talk about “compromise” what they are really talking about is growing government at a slightly slower pace than it would grow if Obama had a Democratic majority on Capitol Hill.
 
That is not what handed Republicans back the majority.
 
On Election Day 2014 Americans, and especially the millions of conservatives who held their noses and voted for candidates they didn’t support in the primaries, sent a powerful message to Barack Obama, his liberal Democratic allies on Capitol Hill and the Republican establishment – No compromise, just say “NO” to Obama’s plan to fundamentally change America.

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Bye-bye, Cristie. The 2014 mid-terms were NOT about compromise! They were about trying to STOP BHusseinO! In pursuit of THAT goal, there is NO COMPROMISE!