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Is this the begining of the Republican War?

2:37 pm - 11/16/2012
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Friday that he agreed that former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's recent comment on a conference call with donors that President Barack Obama won reelection because of "gifts" to minority and young voters was wrong.

Christie was asked if he concurred with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), who called Romney's remark "wrong."

"Yeah, sure," he said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," and then pivoted to discuss his fellow Republican governors.

Pressed on the remark, he said, "You can't expect to be a leader of all the people and be divisive. You have to talk about themes, policies that unite people, and play to their aspirations and their goals and their hopes for their family and their neighbors."

When asked if it was time for Romney to move on, he said, "That's up to him. Listen, Mitt Romney is a friend of mine. I understand he is very upset about having lost the election and very disappointed," adding that he's a "good man."

"Do I wish he hadn't said those things? Of course. But on the other hand, I'm not going to bury the guy for it," said Christie.

Romney's analysis of his loss was condemned by Republicans, eager to distance themselves from the defeated nominee. "The president's campaign, if you will, focused on giving targeted groups a big gift," Romney said Wednesday, mentioning the president's health care legislation and the Dream Act. "He made a big effort on small things."


This is gonna get interesting
shhh_its_s3cr3t 17th-Nov-2012 05:28 am (UTC)
Good - divide and conquer yourselves. Then we can all watch you implode. Jack Offs.
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beetlebums 17th-Nov-2012 08:04 am (UTC)
He's a moderate taking advantage of a split he caused, unwillingly, so it seems, due to a natural disaster, but if Rachel Maddow was right that losing this election is gonna cause a civil war, Christie and Jindal already firing shots towards a more moderate repub party, I will go out and get popcorn because it's like almost 2 weeks after the election and shit is splintering, I'm gonna be interested.
girlwonderrobin 17th-Nov-2012 10:59 am (UTC)
Popcorn, chips, candy, pizza, soda, beer, liquor...let's just throw a party celebrating the demise of the Conservative Right Wing.

Oh, wait, I did that on election night...>:]
pennylane101 17th-Nov-2012 12:11 pm (UTC)
such a great x-mas present tbh

Edited at 2012-11-17 12:11 pm (UTC)
skellington1 17th-Nov-2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
I still can't get over the irony of creationist Jindal asking the republicans to stop being stupid.
ohloverx 17th-Nov-2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
This is my thought, as well. If Bobby Jindal is the one stepping in and making some sense, you know you dun goofed.
ragnor144 17th-Nov-2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
I don't know if it was done "unwillingly". Yes, he was actually looking out for his constituents instead of kowtowing to the Republican institution, but I think it is part of a strategy.
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moonshaz 18th-Nov-2012 12:40 am (UTC)
Okay, I read as far as "Vetoed gay marriage bill in NJ," and I was done. That right there was all I needed for him to pass my personal Piece of Crap test with flying colors!
girlwonderrobin 17th-Nov-2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
I have the best image ever of Paul Ryan looking up from where he was sobbing into his Bible, staring hard at the television while a clip of Bobby Jindal plays, and then muttering the following:

"This...this means war."
tabaqui 17th-Nov-2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
Someone - and i'm mad at myself for not being able to remember her name - said on MSNBC the other night that Jindel, et al, are saying all this stuff in a kind of 'oh, look, i'm not as batshit as that guy, i'm okay!!' way, but deep down they still don't give a damn, still agree with him, and are basically just putting on a 'pretty' public face so they don't get blasted.

I tend to agree. I can't really imagine that people like Jindel and Christie are suddenly all warm and fluffy and *good guys* now, just 'cause they publicly disagree with Mittens.
girlwonderrobin 17th-Nov-2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
Christie is fluffy, but not in the warm lovable way. I'll believe Jindal when me shite turns green and taste like rainbow sherbet.

Half of me thinks that, honestly, Mittens is leaking these clips on his own. Why? The best reason of all. Revenge.

I keep picturing him, between gasping sobs, saying "I'll show them. I'll show them all. You killed my DREAM, damn it! If I can't be a republican president, NO ONE CAN! Because there will BE NO REPUBLICANS AFTER ME!"
tabaqui 17th-Nov-2012 08:23 pm (UTC)
Your headcanon is now my headcanon.
girlwonderrobin 18th-Nov-2012 02:05 am (UTC)
I can just see him sobbing into his magical underpants while Ann rants about major decisions being left in the hands of peasants. And then, he looks up, glares at the TV, and between gasping sobs, vows to ruin the party. How?

"I'll leak every nasty thing I said about the 97% of non wealthy people, the minorities, the women, and the young people. They'll all be so offended that they'll never vote Republican again, no matter what they try to do to clean up after me. I'll show you what happens when you deny me what I want. Nobody denies Willy without consequences, damn it!"
ragnor144 17th-Nov-2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
I love chaos and rebirth, so this is interesting. I am hoping this is a sign of the death of the Republican Party, and I am eager to see what comes next.
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