not so fast
On Monday, The New York Times reported that all the mostest important people in the
American Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterparteie, Republican Party were ready to toss (hardly an easy thing to do) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie under the bus.
His willingness to work closely with the president has cast a shadow over Mr. Christie’s prospects as a national candidate, prompting a number of Republicans to wonder aloud whether he is a reliable party leader. “It hurt him a lot,” said Douglas E. Gross, a longtime Republican operative in Iowa who has overseen several presidential campaigns in the state. “The presumption is that Republicans can’t count on him.”
Fast Forward (another tough thing to do with the Governor) to today
A Rutgers-Eagleton poll on Wednesday showed that 67 percent of New Jersey voters have a favorable opinion of Christie. That’s a 19-point jump since the previous Rutgers-Eagleton poll in September. The poll also found his constituents overwhelmingly approve of Christie’s post-storm stewardship, while 81 percent believe he and Obama displayed “needed cooperation and bipartisanship” in the wake of the disaster.
So while breaking Limbaugh Oath of the GOP — I solemnly swear to never never never ever think of saying or doing anything kind, positive, nice or even neutral about anyone who is not a white, greedy rape-condoning Christian Republican — (FYI, the Norquist Pledge is really just a corollary of the Limbaugh Oath), Christie has made a lot those mostest important
brownshirts, diviners of GOP purity, Republican leaders very uncomfortable about his potential as the next standard blimp bearer.
Bus, meet Governor Persona Non-Grata of the GOP
Remember how people voted for Bush because he was the kind of guy you would have a beer with, well Christie is fast becoming the kind of guy one would have 3 Papa Johns Pizzas, 2 Denny’s Home Run Breakfasts, a double platter of Applebee’s fried chicken, 4 Chik-Fil-A sandwiches (with mayo), lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun with.