Christie Says GOP Must Reach Out

Patrick O'Connor and Heather Haddon, Wall Street Journal, November 18, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose profile as a potential White House candidate rose this month after his broad re-election victory, challenged fellow Republicans on Monday to expand their base of support beyond traditional constituencies.

“We have to reach out to other constituencies that have not voted for us in the past,” Mr. Christie told a crowd of chief executives at the annual Wall Street Journal CEO Council. “We can’t get the percentage of the Hispanic and the African-American vote that we got nationally and continue to think we can be a successful national party. We have to do better.”

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The Republican’s demographic-defying re-election in the Garden State this month—he captured large shares of women and minority voters, who often resist the GOP—sparked renewed speculation about his prospects for the 2016 presidential race. Mr. Christie didn’t give any direct signal of when he might decide about launching a campaign, but left little doubt that he is thinking about it.

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The governor heads to Scottsdale, Ariz., later this week to assume the chairmanship of the Republican Governors Association, a post that will allow him to travel the country stumping and raising money for other governors. The job will put him in close contact with some of the party’s biggest donors.

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[Editor’s Note: According to exit polls, Mr. Christie won 21 percent of the black vote and 51 percent of the Hispanic vote.]

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  • The 21% of the blacks and 51% of Hispanics in New Jersey that voted for him for Governor will NOT vote for him over fill-in-the-blank Democrat in a Presidential matchup.

    • dd121

      You would think the repubs would have learned with the results Romney and McCain scored.

    • Garrett Brown

      So basically, what Christie is really saying is the GOP must commit suicide. Or turn into a traitor like him.

    • Anon

      Sure they will. To understand why, you need to analyze what happened in NJ.

      New Jersey came right up to the cusp of Detroitification. NJ liberals were just about to push NJ over the brink where the state would have gone bankrupt and the EBT would then flash 0.00. A fight then ensued among the scum. The truly stupid wanted to continue over the cliff….they really didn’t have a concept that they had weeks of the gravy train left and then would be cut off. Enough of them, though, understood enough of what was going on to get Christie in and allow him, just enough leeway to back a few steps away from that cliff. No real reform happened and, indeed, one way or another, New Jersey is doomed to go the way of Detroit.

      Why? For the same reason Detroit is the way it is….I mean the real reason. White people have fled. This is not obvious in many parts of New Jersey because the state is divided into strict racial enclaves (boy did I stir up a hornets nest once by mentioning the fact in a local newspaper that my town, was in fact a white racial enclave). The liberals HATE this but they do it because it is the only thing that works. Most whites however, simply left New Jersey. How bad is it. In the south, there are dozens of cities, many of them quite large, where everyone there speaks with a clear New Jersey accent, not the local southern one. Jerseyites took their brains, their money and taxes, their propensity to create a society that works and moved, lock, stock and barrel out of the state, following the jobs that left before them because the economy and tax situation here is not only not viable but never will be again.

      Well, nothing improved here under Christie, but nothing collapsed either. To my mind, it’s the last chance for the later leavers to cash out with something. Ten years from now, anyone still here will be selling $10 homes in crack neighborhoods, some of them burnt to the ground during the EBT riots that are coming.

      Anyway. Non-whites are jackasses but they are greedy ones. They ARE, in fact, capable of putting people into office, like Christie that will delay the inevitable.

      However, Christie in the Presidency is no better than Christie in the governorship.

      • That’s a good explanation to why Christie won Governor.

        But national/Federal politics are a whole different ballgame.

        It comes back to that fancy phrase I’ve used here recently, homeostatic equilibrium.

        Blue states have political centers to the left of the national average and well to the left of red states, and red states have political centers to the right of the national average and well to the right of blue states. Blue state voters might vote red in local and statewide elections sometimes, but are dependable blue voters in national elections. Red state voters might make the occasional Democrat the state’s Governor, but they’re reliable Republican voters for President.

        Most of the blacks that voted Christie and at least half of the Hispanics that did to make him Governor again will vote for whatever Democrat over Christie if what is at stake is the Presidency.

  • Jesse James

    I would rather they ran Romney again than Christie. After his disgusting fawning over Obama just days before the last election I can’t understand how even GOP moderates could hold their noses to vote for him. Christie is a back stabbing traitor and could never be trusted.

    • Sick of it

      I’ve noticed comments from even “moderate Republicans” who feel the same way. Christie isn’t very popular.

  • [Guest]

    >>>“We have to reach out to other constituencies that have not voted for us in the past.”

    For Republicans, that’s true.

  • libertarian1234

    “New Jersey governor won 21 percent of the black vote and a slight majority of the Hispanic vote.”

    And he just might get that if he ran as a liberal Democrat…..which is EXACTLY what he is.

    • Sick of it

      “The governor heads to Scottsdale, Ariz., later this week to assume the chairmanship of the Republican Governors Association”

      Which is why the above REALLY ticks me off! He doesn’t represent the party platform or the base and he’s the new head of the Republican Governors’ Association?

  • Truthseeker

    It’s the same old song: “actual conservatives will vote for us no matter what, so forget about what they want and let’s try to please groups that want a completely different style of government.” This isn’t going to last forever. Real Americans are getting more fed up with these traitors every day. The U.S. is going to split up, and soon, because this wonderful “diversity” has divided us irreconcilably.

    Nationalism is the only solution. Let people be politically united around common cultural goals, not simply being members of the same economic market.

    • Rhialto

      I agree that this is their strategy. But I think it’s more of a hope for the rational Republican establishment types like Crisco Christi. I would phrase it: ” We RINOs hope that most actual conservatives will vote for us…”.

    • Jesse James

      That scam is up now if the majority of conservative commentators who post around the different right wing sites can be believed. Most of us are done voting for RINOs. Not only that we are pretty tired of normal establishment Republicans in general. We have only been trapped into voting for the GOP because we had no alternatives but things have gotten so bad not voting at all and thus removing what little consent we have to give from the system is starting to look like a viable option.

      I for one am sick of singing this same old song.

      • JohnEngelman

        Do us Democrats a favor. Start a third party on the right to split the GOP.

        • dd121

          You’re right, it would, but so what?

          • ms_anthro

            John and other government shills would have you believe there’s a real difference between the two ruling parties. But there isn’t, and you’re right. So non-voters split the GOP. So what? Good. The less credibility our oppressors have, the better. When only a tiny fraction of the population voted you in (and vote fraud is obvious and undeniable all over the country), it’s that much easier to kick you to the curb when the time comes.

            Please, keep making it easier for us to awaken our people, tyrants. You just can’t seem to help yourselves.

    • tlk244182

      I will never vote for the lesser of two liberals again (voted McCain and Romney.) Realistically, no candidate that I would support could ever win a national election. Im convinced this once great nation is mortally wounded, and culturally homogeneous Americans must carve out a ‘homeland’ somewhere: Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, or perhaps Alaska. But the country and culture I grew up in is doomed, and all this talk about 2014, etc., is polishing brass on a sinking vessel, even if somehow the Repubicans win next year.

    • Erasmus

      When both parties are so very similar, then withholding one’s vote becomes the only meaningful way to show one’s disagreement with what our electoral process and government have become. In other words if it’s going to be either the democrats or republicans who are going to be screwing us over, why not at least not make ourselves accomplices in our degradation by giving our assent by voting for one of these clowns?

      If nothing else it’s time to exposing the illegitimacy and fraud of our current electoral system by not giving our assent to it.

      Bye-bye, Christie. No one’s going to vote for a man who looks like a breed sow.

      • ms_anthro

        And snorts and roots at the government trough like one too. Let the GOP disintegrate and their leadership fall into penury. They’ve earned it.

    • bilderbuster

      I haven’t voted for a Republiscam in a presidential election since Buchanan lost the nomination to the designated loser Dole. The republican leadership are just closet liberals.

  • Lewis33

    Already thrashing the bushes for “conservative minorities” to throw onto the stage for his convention I see…it worked so well last time!

  • Pro_Whitey

    I think the Dems can play the GOP establishment like a musical instrument. They put an absolute nobody up against Christie. Also, Christie made sure the special election for U.S. Senator was not held on the same day, lest he be crushed by Cory Booker’s coat tails. I bet the Dems sat on their hands for this one. With Christie getting a big victory, the boneheads (or frauds, I can’t tell which) like Reince Priebus jump up and try to anoint Christie and those like him as the way to go, when in fact that is the road to disaster.
    I for one am never voting for Christie. I provisionally am willing to vote for Jeff Sessions of Alabama, who has been pretty solid on immigration control, and has recently been speaking about the issue of protecting Americans’ wages and working conditions. That kind of talk could get the whites in Ohio, Iowa, and Pennsylvania to come out and vote for the GOP.

    • And notice that this nobody Democrat still got 79% of the black vote.

      • Jefferson

        The majority of Bantu and Mestizo voters would vote for a crack smoking tranny for POTUS if he ran as a Democrat.

        That is how much blind loyalty Blacks and Mestizos have for The Democratic Party.

        Blacks and Mestizos worship The Democratic Party like the followers in Jonestown worshiped Jim Jones.

        All they care about is the D next to a politician’s name. That magic D is all that matters to them.

    • bilderbuster

      The only music the republiscams & democraps make is when they play each other;s skin flutes.

  • shawnmer

    There’s that infernal phrase again. How many decades have we been hectored to “reach out” now?

    Because it makes the difference, see, in whether Republicans get called “racists” or, “insincere racist frauds engaging in tokenism!”. Critical benefit!

    • tlk244182

      I agree. ‘Reach out’ really means ‘give in.’ You’re absolutely right: blatant racists or insincere racists. We gain nothing by ‘reaching out.’

      • shawnmer

        Look, I’ve got no problem with attracting nonwhites who want to improve their lives and think the policies of the right are the superior way (however small that number may be). But I am done being browbeaten to adopt a watered down welfare statism and stroke their sense of grievance to gain their votes!

        You agree with Republicans and want to vote for them? Outstanding, vote for them! You don’t? Dont! I am not somehow morally deficient if I don’t grovel for your vote on the notion that my current coalition is “too white!”

  • dave

    christie is a RINO,literally.

  • Spartacus

    Fat idiot.

  • DaveMed

    What’s his stance on illegal immigration?

    Look, you have to consider his proposal. Imagine a Republican candidate, sympathetic to this site’s cause, who was a tactical campaigner. He could spout all the obligatory nonsense about diversity, MLK, the great contributions made by Latinos, etc. If that worked, and he won a few more percentage points in the Hispanic and Black communities, he might be elected. Whereupon he could immediately thumb his nose at those communities and severely enforce immigration laws.

    (I’ve gone over similar scenarios dozens of times in my head.)

    In other words… has Christie actually delivered anything significant to the illegals? Or is it all just very effective talk?

    • tlk244182

      Say you’re right and he wins. We’d still be struggling just to keep America’s head above water. I dont see how a nation that returned Obama-Biden to power could be saved, no matter how good a liar Christie is.

      • DaveMed

        I agree.

        However, the fewer illegals there are in the US, the easier it will be to bring about a nation that is predicated on racial realism (or WNism) – whether that means restoring traditional America, or forming a new country.

        In my opinion, we need to focus on that endgame more that anything else.

        • tlk244182

          I guess.

    • Whitetrashgang

      No honey we need a third party, both parties are controlled by the tribe. You are being played if you think any of this makes a difference.

      • DaveMed

        The most significant 3rd party right now is the Libertarian Party, and they are completely at odds with truly conservative Americans.

        There are still enough white Americans who could switch over to a Republican Party making the case for tight borders, and appealing more to blue-collar workers.

        Retaking the Republican Party is far more practical that trying to form a new one. Consider the years it would take for the 3rd party to build steam. During those 10-15 years, the Democrats would inflict so much damage to the nation that it wouldn’t even be worth trying anymore.

      • ms_anthro

        The American Freedom Party actually seems promising. I’d post a link but Comrade Moderator will hold the post. Check out american3rdposition [dot] com.

    • What is Christie’s stance on illegal immigration?

      The temporary placeholder he appointed to fill the Senate seat after Lautenberg died, one Jeffrey Chisea, a “Republican,” voted for the Gang Bangers of Eight bill.

      By their fruits, or by their political appointments, ye shall know them.

      Also, this business about Krispy Christie being secretly one of us, dressing up in sheep’s raiment when he’s really our wolf? I heard the same being said about Ron Paul.

      • DaveMed

        I doubt as well that Christie is “one of us.”

        Ron Paul, I’m still unsure about (although, it really doesn’t matter anymore). He’s given several indications that he may be a realist.

      • Sick of it

        Ron Paul made more sense in that regard from the simple fact that he’s opposed to big government. Corrupt Christie is a whole new ballgame.

    • Terra Magnum Imperium

      Hey Dmed I’m From NJ and Christie supported the Dream Act here so I don’t he is for less Illegal and legal immigration. Also Christie had a few choice comments about Libertarian Republicans that I found distasteful.

      • DaveMed

        If you’re referring to the following quote, I’m afraid I have to agree with him – albeit for very different reasons than his.

        “”This strain of libertarianism that’s going through parties right now and making big headlines I think is a very dangerous thought.”

        Libertarianism has multiple inherent complications, but, to focus on one issue here: it was a philosophy and political ideal that worked well when the world was larger. When it was truly dangerous to cross oceans to reach other continents, the Founders could be more certain of their way of life not perishing with a sudden swarm of immigrants. But in 2013, if whites/Westerners want to have any chance of preserving their societies, they must more zealously guard their lands and societies.

        • Okay, so why is Christie for open borders, which happens to be the keynote issue for today’s libertarians?

          • DaveMed

            As I said, for very different reasons than mine. I suspect:

            1) He’s playing to the NJ audience.

            2) Being a bit of a social conservative (e.g. in his opposition to homosexual “marriage”), he may actually believe that the Latinos are as well. (They’re not.)

            3) He may just figure that it’s worth pandering to these groups if that’s what it takes to pull NJ back from its abyss. He has done a decent job of this, in all honesty.

            Broadly, I see Christie as a bit of a loudmouth who enjoys the spotlight, but also has a genuine desire to save his state.

          • Terra Magnum Imperium

            Not all Libertarians support open borders, Invaders do not have the same rights as Lawful Citizens.

        • Terra Magnum Imperium

          Bingo, that’s the quote, Whites and white countries can handle freedom but as I have said before the USA is now too diverse and will go in one of two directions: More Libertarian or More Authoritarian.
          European style Socialism only works in (mostly) Homogeneous countries like Germany or Norway, places with strong cultural and racial ties and recent nationalist movements show that Europeans are beginning to wise up to this fact.
          The USA now has too many takers with no loyalty to this country…

  • bigone4u

    Pandering to blacks (and now Hispanics) is disgusting. It shows that the party of the fat elephant has no principles, so why should people with principles support it. NO compromising this time.

    • MBlanc46

      Does that imply that you’re abandoning electoral politics?

      • Jesse James

        That is the horns of the dilemma. If we stay we are giving consent to a party that takes us for granted and works against our best interest if we stay home we are doing exactly what the Democrats want conservatives to do – shut up and stay out of their way. I have no doubt that the Democrats pay agents provocateur to encourage conservatives to protest vote or sit it out. Yet voting over and over for a GOP that treats us more like an enemy than they do the Dems is getting almost impossible to take. No matter what I personally do in 2016 (and I haven’t decided yet) my bet at this point is that the GOP will continue to alienate conservatives, Tea Party types and working class whites to the extent that millions will not vote.

        • MBlanc46

          I don’t think that AmRenners can get what anything that they want through elections. If we’re unwilling or unable to mount extra-electoral actions, we’ll be steamrollered.

          • JohnEngelman

            The way to get places in politics is to get in front of popular issues, and to articulate and channel inchoate sentiments that are widely held. I do not see much future in trying to restore white male supremacy, or attempting to create a white ethno state.

            American Renaissance has value in pointing out the economic, social, and environmental costs of open borders, and in propagating important facts about blacks.

          • MBlanc46

            I certainly agree. All I hope for is for the white majority to take back control of the streets of our towns and cities. I fully agree with AmRen’s commitment to voluntary segregation.

          • JohnEngelman

            Those actions may be “extra-electoral.” They better not be illegal. The civil rights movement was greatly aided by the violent response of segregationists against civil rights movement.

            It was difficult to convince whites with little knowledge of blacks that blacks are inherently violent and criminal when those whites saw photos and television footage of segregationist mobs, some of them in police uniforms, jeering at, beating, and sometimes killing peaceful civil rights demonstrators.

            That violence did happen. The camera did not lie.

            If one feels something strongly it is easy to over estimate the number of people who feel the same way. It is easy to underestimate the difficulty of converting others to one’s persuasion.

          • MBlanc46

            Any sort of mass action will very likely entail some folks engaging in illegal activities. Sometimes people will even plan illegal activities (blocking traffic, chaining themselves to things) to make a point. But I’m suggesting mass protest, not insurrection. I’m rather more hopeful on the subject of blacks than I am on immigration. Blacks are creating more race realists with every heinous murder, knock-out game, and flash mob. I suspect that we’re on the verge of an outbreak of Negro fatigue that might really bear fruit. The courts, if not the legislature, might actually be of some use. With immigration, the wealthiest and most powerful social formations in the country are determined to flood the US (and Europe) with dark-skinned migrant labor. I find it difficult to imagine stopping it with anything short of regime change.

          • JohnEngelman

            The American people react against those who resort to illegal activities as part of political activism. Violence against civil rights demonstrators won support for civil rights legislation.

            The black ghetto riots and illegal excesses of anti war demonstrators lead to the election of Richard Nixon in 1968, and his landslide reelection in 1972.

          • MBlanc46

            I’m not talking violence as much as mass protest. In mass protest, there are almost always a few people who get arrested for one reason or another. I have in mind something like the civil rights movement (who’s members were engaging in mass protest) rather than those who attacked them.

          • NoMosqueHere

            I don’t agree. Whites are just too lazy and content to take real action to save america, including civil disobedience in order to change the immigration laws and end third world immigration. You think we’ll have a white revolution? You are joking. Whites can’t even elect a solid right wing white oriented republican to the senate.

          • MBlanc46

            I made no statement whatever about what people will do. I made a statement about what would be required to stop integrationism and mass immigration.

  • IstvanIN

    let’s see if signs in-state tuition and financial aid for illegals into law.

  • Dave4088

    In other words, the GOP candidate in 2016 will need to spend the majority of his/her time being an afro-merican and mestizo whisperer.

  • Pretending that you can affect serious change while playing party politics in a chronically heterogeneous nation is a complete waste of time. If there’s one thing that I value, it’s my time. The first guy or gal that speaks to White Americans and, most importantly, FOR White America gets my vote. Everyone else…. long walk, short pier.

    • ms_anthro

      I would vote for Jared Taylor, Nicholas Stix, Paul Kersey, and any of the other realists who regularly speak out for our people in the face of social ostracism and even personal danger. We need leadership like that.

      Since I’m awake and not dreaming, it seems there’s no reason to pretend my vote will ever matter, because no candidate allowed on the ballot will ever represent my people or our interests. Voting is another circus, like watching black criminals throw a ball around a field or caring about “celebrity” soap operas. It makes you feel important, or at least relevant, while your country is destroyed in the background.

    • Jane Dough

      But they’re already doing that, sort of. The Democrats haven’t carried a majority of the white vote since 1964. And an overt political appeal to the white race could disenfranchise whatever voting bloc values political correctness over fiscal sanity, maybe an additional 10%? Republicans are already getting the white vote; a racial campaign directed toward whites would probably not significantly improve the GOTV effort.

  • Erasmus

    Even the GOP is now saying it has to become the democrat-lite party to survive. If that really is the case, then there is no good reason for the GOP to continue to exist, and in the best interests of the political future of the US, it’s time for the GOP to disband as soon as possible and leave the field open for its successor.

    Why in the world would any sane conservative support a democrat-lite party that now exists only to offer open slots to nobodies like the Bushes, McCains, Grahams and Christies to run for office?

  • Pelagian

    I’m telling you, go to a socially conservative, economically socialist, anti-immigrant political third-party, and do it quick, or all hope is lost. Think Greece and “The Golden Dawn”. the Republican Party of a bunch of warmed over libertarians is toast. do the math. There is no other way.

    sorry, I know were not going to be able to have our white Tradition of free market and free enterprise. But it’s the 11th hour. So F that.

  • Dave4088

    I’m still waiting for either party to reach out and make race based appeals to white people like they do for blacks and browns.

  • JohnEngelman

    The Republican Party exists in order to advance the economic interests of the richest 10 percent of the country. Since the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 the Republican Party has been very good at that. Incomes for most Americans have stagnated or declined. Poor whites vote Republican because they think they are voting for white male supremacy. The GOP can’t sell that to poor non whites.

  • ms_anthro

    As a descendant of this country’s founding stock Whites, I will make the point that we don’t take orders from you, and furthermore we’ll burn everything to the ground and salt the ashes before we let you have it.

    We built it, and we can rebuild it again, without you. Good luck maintaining a First World civilization with a Third World population. We won’t help you anymore.

    • Garrett Brown

      If you let them have it, evidently is the same as burning everything to the ground then preventing any vegetation from growing there.

      • ms_anthro

        True.

  • As a public relations slash lobbyist hack of non-color, I advise the GOP not to heed the concern trolling cloaked as advice from someone who is a self-admitted member of two very loyal Democrat constituent groups, blacks and gays.

    The Greeks once gave the Trojans a gift of a horse.