So now, the GOP is edging on desperation and pressuring New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to run for President, even though he hasn't finished his first term as governor. Tucker Carlson has a Chris Christie poster on his wall, and Ann Coulter swoons with the delight of a high school cheerleader at the sound of his name.
So, Newsmax is reporting that Christie is "reconsidering" running in 2012 (like Rick Perry did), and will announce in a few days.
I can just see Coulter and other Christie fans swooning over this announcement. But why?
I'll probably never be linked by Ann Coulter, or asked to be a guest on Laura Ingraham's show for what I'll write next, and that doesn't bother me. Because if I wrote what other people wanted, I certainly wouldn't have spent the last five years doing this. Chris Christie is not who he is made out to be, and not the right person to run for President in 2012. Granted, getting elected governor of a liberal state like New Jersey is an accomplishment. Christie is a tough talker, but it takes more than tough talk and throwing your weight around to be a conservative. In fact he's far from conservative. Chris Christie is a GOP statist who happens to endorse liberal positions that are not conservative.
Consider these points.
Chris Christie believes in the fraud known as glo-BULL warming (NJ.com, via Politicons).
In vetoing a bill (S2946) that would have required New Jersey to stay in a regional program intended to curb greenhouse gases — a program Christie plans to leave by the end of the year — the governor said “climate change is real.”
He added that “human activity plays a role in these changes” and that climate change is “impacting our state.”
Christie’s words are his strongest to date in regards to climate change, a hot-button issue among the same conservatives nationwide who are clamoring for the governor to enter the 2012 presidential race.
Politicons also reports how Christie supports strict enforcement of New Jersey gun laws, including the assault weapons ban and no permited conceal and carry.
Christie also warned Republicans about using the Ground Zero Victory Mosque as a political football. Right Scoop has this clip from "The Great One," Mark Levin:
Christie also appointed Sohail Mohammed to a judgeship in New Jersey this year. The Investigative Project on Terrorism reports that Mohammed has had, among his clients "radical imam Mohammed Qatanani, head of one of New Jersey's largest mosques.
Qatanani has a history of Hamas support and was related by marriage to a leading Hamas operative in the West Bank. This fall, Qatanani will return to a New Jersey immigration court, where the Department of Homeland Security is fighting to have him deported. In his initial application for a green card filed in 1999, government lawyers say Qatanani failed to disclose a conviction in an Israeli military court for being a Hamas member and providing support to the terrorist group.
The IPT also notes Mohammed "publicly defended Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative Sami Al-Arian following a 2003 indictment which alleged he was a North American leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Appearing on MSNBC, Mohammed criticized the fact that it took years of investigation before the indictment was issued. "It all points out to the distrust that the Muslim community have, which is this is nothing but a witch-hunt," he said. "This is nothing but a politically motivated indictment, and all you are waiting for is the right opportunity to indict the person, the climate is right."
Christie's response to this criticsm? (The Blaze)
"Sharia Law has nothing to do with this at all, it’s crazy!” he cried. “The guy is an American citizen!” He concluded that the “Sharia Law business is just crap… and I’m tried of dealing with the crazies,”
Christie is also pro-illegal alien and thought the GOP should "rebrand" itself so they could "keep the eye on the cash register." So what does that mean? No core convictions, because you might scare potential donors away. Well, you know what they say, someone who won't stand for something will fall for anything.
Are all these points I mentioned conservative positions Christie holds? No they're not. Then why are some considering this RINO the conservative alternative.
No, Chris Christie is not a conservative, nor is he the right person to lead the GOP against Obama in 2012