Quote of the Day on the “Chris Christie was snubbed by CPAC” controversy

Posted by: ST on February 27, 2013 at 6:35 pm

In response to the dust-up and infighting amongst conservatives and Republicans over CPAC’s decision not to invite New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to their annual gathering next month, Florida-based GOP media guru Rick Wilson had the best reaction: (via @DinaFraioli)

“The essential element that’s missing in the Acela corridor kerfuffle on Christie not being invited to CPAC is the ‘C’ in CPAC stands for ‘Conservative,’” said Florida-based operative Rick Wilson.

“You have a guy who stung the base very badly in the closing days of the 2012 election and who last week says he agrees with Cuomo 98 percent of the time. He’s done some fine work in New Jersey, but he’s also handled relationships with the base with what a lot of conservatives view as contempt. On guns, global warming and a host of other issues, he’s not exactly asking for an invitation to the dance. “

I’ll admit, I’m irked over the continued insistence of CPAC to disallow the gay conservative group GOProud  from active participation at CPAC, considering their goals pretty much line up with straight Republicans and conservatives, but the decision not to invite Christie didn’t bother me one bit.  What he’s done the last several months, in my opinion, is nothing more than election year posturing, which is something all politicos do – but Christie was supposed to be different.  In reality, he’s not.  It’s great he supposedly “doesn’t give a damn” about what either party thinks of him, but when he conveniently starts p*ssing on conservatives on a regular basis – the cave on ObamaCare was the last straw, IMO – well, then I say enough is enough.

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3 Responses to “Quote of the Day on the “Chris Christie was snubbed by CPAC” controversy”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    Chris Christie has about as much business attending CPAC as I do the Papal Conclave. His politics are no more conservative than are his eating habits.

  2. Brontefan says:

    Drew is right on target! Who cares about Christie. His photo op with the potus did not improve things for his victims of Sandy. It was nothing more than a photo op–something our SuperStar president loves and builds on…. However, any group of Conservatives–real conservatives, should be invited. We need to stick together because our numbers are dwindling and we still have a fair share of RINOs in the loop.

  3. Jim says:

    Christie wasn’t available for the CPAC … he’s attending the Krisy Kreme Convention where he’s registered in their doughnut eating contest.