CPAC Insider says Chris Christie snubbed because he’s “not a conservative in the eyes of organizers”
NR adds, “Christie has a “limited future” in the national Republican party given his position on gun control, the source tells National Review Online. As a result, the CPAC insider says, the focus of this year’s conference, “the future of conservatism,” made Christie a bad fit. Christie, the source adds, is simply not a conservative in the eyes of organizers.”
The NR article continues, “The New Jersey governor, who has expressed concern about “an abundance of guns out there,” has said he backs the gun-control legislation currently on the books in his state, some of the nation’s most restrictive. Christie has also not been afraid to speak out against the National Rifle Association, calling an ad the group ran in the wake of the Newtown shooting “reprehensible” and “awful.”
The NRA ad the National Review refers to was the very one that used the Obama children to promote their agenda. The NRA did not do this once, but twice.
The National Review writes:
In another move that may distance him from conservatives, Christie, who boasts a 74 percent approval rating in New Jersey, is set to announce this afternoon that he will accept Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. His reversal follows those of other GOP governors including Florida’s Rick Scott and Ohio’s Jon Kasich who, like Christie, have been vocal in their criticism of the Affordable Care Act.
And yet, more and more Republicans are accepting this idea. A new poll released today shows that the majority of Americans are finding the GOP too extreme and out of touch. And their ostracizing of Chris Christie confirms the poll’s findings.
Well shit. If Republicans want to toss their only moderate out, then that makes life easier for the rest of us.
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