#1 Chris Christie's Lautenberg Dilemma06-03-2013, 03:35 PM
Elspeth Reeve 1:05 PM ET
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie can name a successor for Frank Lautenberg, who died at the age of 89 on Monday, becoming the 299th Senator to pass away in office. But it's yet another moment when what's good for Christie in 2013 might not be good for him in 2016. Christie, after all, is a Republican running a state that voted for President Obama by almost 18 points. "Replacing a Democrat with a Democrat and then saying the voters should decide what happens next in November would no doubt be very well-received by Democrats and moderates," The Washington Post's Sean Sullivan writes. But that would mean Republicans who are already annoyed with Christie and his Obama-hugging antics would disown him.
To understand the difficult position Christie's in, look at these two tweets: "What lucky Democrat will Democrat Chris Christie appoint to Sen. Frank Lautenberg's seat?" conservative thriller author Brad Thor asks. Salon's Joan Walsh adds: "Hey Dem donors giving to Chris Christie: will you rethink if he picks a Republican to replace Lautenberg?"
06-03-2013, 05:00 PM
He will appoint a Dem and ruin any chance he ever has of being Pres. Everyone knows he is a RINO, soon he will switch parties anyhow.
I love my God, my country, my flag, and my troops ....
06-03-2013, 05:03 PM
Cristie cream-puff will do what any good dem would do ... who also wants republican votes.
Liberalism is just communism sold by the drink.
06-03-2013, 06:27 PM
I was over at politico and all the dems are saying to the effect, in memory of LOUTenburg Crispy Cream should appoint a Dem lol I wonder if the situation were reversed would they say it should be a republican?We're from Philadelphia, We Fight- Chip Kelly
06-04-2013, 09:52 AM--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
06-04-2013, 12:59 PM
He'll pick a RINO, and said RINO will later get defeated in the election by Cory Booker.
06-04-2013, 01:05 PM
The individual states need to dissolve their ties with the welfare/warfare state. Once the federal monarchy disolves into nothingness, then the sovernign states/republics can decide if they want to form some sort of compact and what the rules of that compact would be. It is imperative that if we are to survive as free people we must eradicate the current system of 535 people controlling the lives of 300+ million. Besides being unrepublican, it is unsustainable."The beauty of the Second Amendment is that you won't need it until they try to take it away."---Thomas Jefferson
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