The Chris Christie & Rand Paul Feud

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    This is getting ridiculous between them. These 2 republicans are cutting their own throats and concentrating on beating each other up instead of focusing on the real problems in Washington. Chris Cristie started this between them so Rand Paul has to respond to them because he's being asked by the media.

    It seems these kind of distractions take the heat off Obama. It is obvious that Christie wants to be President of the US and I'm wondering now if he's going to be a turncoat and do what another former Florida Governor Charlie "Flip-Flop" Crist did.

    What do you think?

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.co...-is-the-king-of-bacon-on-government-spending/
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    Well, really the only thing that unites the GOP right now is opposition to Obama, and he's not running for anything anymore. There's an absence of leadership and direction, and someone has to seize the mantle and define what the party is going to be going forward. Christie is probably the donor class guy, and Paul is more of the base kind of guy.
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    No, the thing uniting any American not drinking Kenyan Kool-Aid is trying to keep the U.S. from falling into third world country status. It just so happens that causes them to oppose Hussein's third world leadership.
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    "This is the KING of bacon talking about bacon."

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    In an escalating feud between Chris Christie and a faction of libertarian Republicans, the outspoken governor was dealt a nasty insult about his leadership on Monday night.
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    It is something to be wary of, because when the Democrats were united by nothing But Bush, a neomarxist radical snuck into the white house on a campaign of hollow platitudes.

    I am all for the GOP finding some Obama independent ideological backbone, but it won't come from "Democrat-Lite" statism.
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    Actually, Rand Paul has been doing quite a lot on the issues, primarily with drones, domestic surveillance, and foreign aid.
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    Yeah, this is really all Christie pushing Paul. Paul essentially has to respond, but he certainly didn't start anything and didn't appear to really want to enter into any 'fued.' Looks like Christie is picking out who he feels like is his biggest threat.
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    Glad you can see what absence of leadership looks like.
    I was wondering.
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    Nobody, including democrats, wants the country to fall into "third world status". The issue is that people very much disagree on what will path leads us to prosperity. In fact, many people on here can't even agree on what constitutes "third world status".
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    Both of them are complicit in this feud. I actually find both of their arguments weak.

    Rand Paul is just a shadow of his father. I really like Ron but Rand just leaves a sour taste in my mouth; as if he's another GW Bush trying to play his dad and is found wanting. I may come around to him but Christie would get my vote over him right now.
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    Christie is nothing more than a fat RINO... end of story for fat ba$tard.
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    I think Christie and McCain should just come out of the closet, admit they are anything but conservatives, and join the democratic party.
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    I probably won't vote unless Christie gets the nomination. And I would vote for whatever person the Democratic Party threw against him. This guy is an egotistical blowhard and he scares the hell out of me.
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    With Christie in any room, there is no absence of anything. All those 2 need is another republican and then we have the 3 Stooges.
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    Paul trying to be reasonable with Christie and extends an olive branch, while Christie, in my opinion, childishly swats it away because he's "too busy."

    Christie is losing a lot of credibility with me for this nonsense -- his entire career appears to be all about posturing, which makes him an excellent politician, but unfortunately not really a great person.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/314911-paul-cries-uncle-offers-christie-beer
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    I fully expect Christie to run for prez in 2016 as a dem
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    I don't think so, he would have to duel with hillary. I think the fact that he's starting to jump on other possible candidates from his own party indicates he's going to stay republican. I think he's feeling out his competition.
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    That's funny, he isn't running for anything, but he sure is campaigning an awful lot!

    If he had the last bit of leadership skills, he might be able to get something done!

    Barack Obama, best presidential candidate ever, too bad that doesn't translate into being a good president.

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