Conservatives struggling with message or messenger?
Questions loom over Gov. Christie's involvement at CPAC
- Duration 9:27
- Date Feb 26, 2013
Questions loom over Gov. Christie's involvement at CPAC
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Second but first one of the next big events for Republicans is -- -- the Conservative Political Action Conference.
And we -- today.
The governor Chris Christie who has a record high 74% approval rating.
Has not yet been invited.
And it sounds like he's not going to get one.
Are gonna ask about the Smart move but first read in listening to a Riley is opening last night anything -- familiar there have been on this bandwagon -- She was talking about finding a charismatic leader and I know he was he's basically talking about me.
But and I would run but I just can't have the authorities digging in my backyard again.
It's just an unfortunate thing that happens all the time look we know the message is right because even the left runs on it.
They go it's there was some more conservative or more Republican when they're running and that's how they win I was like in the elections to my experience with Vanilla Coke.
And whenever I'm in a hurry after work and I go to buy soda.
Iowa's by twelve packet coconut I get home and that I realized it's been -- Coke because I didn't look closely enough at the product.
The Republicans keep running Vanilla Coke.
They've got to look at this product and they got to look at it and they got to say is this product going to wind.
We want a winner we don't want a wine we want a winner you look at you look at President Obama.
He was grown in a -- he was the first politician to come from a 3-D printer he's pretty was the perfect progressive candidate.
And it's time for the Republicans to do the same thoughts on cherry Coke.
Cherry -- acts like a little too sweet -- and I'm just all all about that Coke.
That is not at the bodies of a concern is 800 -- even need -- the New Coke Albania like a whole different kind of Coke they need Bobby put it.
I -- and that I decided I thought -- thought how.
I couldn't resist it it's OK that wasn't as it is might have Andrea thoughts on conservative more G rated fast and I think Republicans are dealing with tab but maybe if you could just -- just -- -- without the -- -- like it that.
Yeah mark he can't get anywhere yeah that's also symbolic.
I agree on the message and the messenger points.
But I do think that Republicans have a big challenge whoever the messenger is because of the new paradigm of dependency politics.
And I don't care race gender ethnicity.
Free stuff is very seductive and I'm sure there were great messengers politically increase.
-- the Greeks were all about achievement before their country went down they achieved a lot they invented a lot.
But the more seductively.
Politicians promise people things it's very tough to resist even hardworking people that eventually will stop and say.
-- -- -- why my being so fiscally responsible when my neighbor isn't.
So I think it's going to be a very big challenge to fight back dependency because remember the last election.
It wasn't the unemployment rate that mattered it was the dependency.
-- rat I rise privacy of the RNC he was out on -- and a western tour and one of the interviews he gave he says something along the lines of -- it.
What we all know is that people love sugar they just don't like the dentist.
Unpopular position for conservatives and Republicans debated -- is basically saying.
We want to preserve the program but -- do so we're going to have to cut certain things.
When it comes to Medicare social security and Medicaid.
Here's here's the issue that the Republicans say -- I hate this fighting is is as there are the establishment Republicans fighting with the conservative Republicans look.
They need to get together and form one party that has a big tent for everyone whether you're gay straight black white male female yes you can be conservative and any one of those and still fall in the -- Here's the issue with Chris Christie.
No rallies right you need someone charismatic he's got to be a leader in this one he's got to be able to work with -- -- already puts it fight back the media Jack it's.
That's -- Look at what he -- he's definitely charismatic he's a leader would please don't in New Jersey 74% approval rating the highest by any governor.
And the media -- he is he is so good at fighting anyone who takes him tries to take him down he just dropped him off the news now.
My friends in the far right I'd I'd hang out I'm Biden a very true conservative are gonna hate me for saying this but if you want to win in 2016.
You better start looking at Chris Christie and embracing what he's all of.
They're gonna come after you.
-- I know -- O Reilly said that liberalism.
-- on its way to having major victories in on several different fronts do you feel that way as.
A liberal yeah I think.
And it did some things on immigration shouldn't think you have but I it says she's listed -- talk about this could I remembered review of the campaign season.
Eric was against rhinos people who weren't true concern over LA I never know.
Suddenly he's finally in the light -- the light is the Republican right message is not majority met in America it never will be.
And the way the Democrats came back in 92 with Bill Clinton was to move from left to -- center left coalition.
The Republicans -- -- have any success again that's moved to a center right coalition they can't be dominated by their right if they are they lose because they're right is almost all white.
And you can't win in this country anymore -- all white electric.
Well Vanilla Coke -- -- -- don't.
Let me just say that was coming -- for example Herman Cain ran last year.
Greg and Pharmacia godfathers pizza and then what wanted to run for office and he isn't -- Even if even though he wasn't successful and this is that getting a big coalition behind him and he in there just change affect me -- you know -- Don't kills me though what isn't it the media.
Ed and liberals in general to keep talking about how great diversity is how wondered is how wonderful it is to have all these different voices.
Unless it's in the Republican Party then it's hilarious a look at all this in fighting.
At least the Republican Party.
Is vibrant with different points of view where if you look at the Democrats it's ideological lockstep when we're losing by Friday bomb it out and they've been pushing forever whereas the vibrancy Jordan registers when I got to -- that there are people arguing with each other you don't see it on the left -- I mean look at look at how well Obama's been treated when it comes to drones.
What happened to the left attack on that but what about Guantanamo.
You know we wouldn't have though if we -- a Republican president right now we wouldn't have a sequestration issue we would have spending cuts across the board we would have button entitlement cuts we have maybe that's a but we certainly wouldn't be worrying what's gonna happen in -- Two days from now whether -- not.
Some of whether or not it's gonna be.
Four hours or fourteen our bodies airport is agenda and he had Republicans and it is because -- -- despite this we wouldn't be having despite Bob would be.
It would be.
That would be dog we probably we we'd always work out by the -- republic -- taken heat as sequestration you've got coming out yes dropped it that's unfair.
That's an unfair -- -- on -- numbers I mean it's not unfair idols as Obama.
Came up with the idea of -- I understand that but that I'm saying in the public perception the Republicans are taking -- hit.
That today they announced they get -- lets you heard what 200 people go 1002000.
Go from 8000 from immigration.
Because of sequestration cuts now.
Because they're trying to scare people -- lol that's exactly what they're doing Zagreb after merit so I'd I think -- -- explain a little bit -- and are you wanna.
It it it was announced today that the Department of Homeland Security is going to start releasing I guess illegals because they say the due to the sequestration cuts.
They don't have the money to manage the system.
I think this is all scare test -- scare tactics it's what we've seen from this White House it's designed to.
You know further mongers fear in the electorate I don't think the polls yet are out I think the jury's still out on whether the -- -- -- -- public real.
But I wanna I wanna go back to Chris Christie.
I can see what conservatives are missed with missed at him and -- hurricane hug taking the Medicaid expansion funds.
And I get it but I think that blue state governors.
Red state at heart have a very very delicate dance to -- and I think if we continue to believe them we are not gonna have any voices.
In these states where we desperately need them.
So you know I don't agree with Steve packet came out I also don't agree with -- -- kicking -- go proud the gay group.
Well they -- they -- and they said that they cannot spot go proud and Log Cabin Republicans they are not allowed to sponsor.
Basically they're not allowed to give them -- -- Take a -- ticket and attend the ballot to sponsor which I talk to one of the guys today they said yeah we would definitely go back if they were passed and I think there's some movement.
-- some chatter.
From the cents or else they might -- lot of backing -- so that we can have that kind of debate that Eric stock in the.
The point is -- all of this is is.
If you have a replication of the last election which is when you have the media focus on just Republican -- And not Democrat gaffes and you ignore sensitive issues that might on the Democrats I eat and -- If that continues the way it is it doesn't matter who you nominate but you do I I have to agree with -- -- -- that somebody you know this election is like it like a tennis match in which one player.
It's an -- -- tank and we needed we needed candidate that can withstand a promise and I have to I don't not sure it's Christie although it would take a lot of privacy -- yeah.
You but you'll get somebody like rubio I think that -- -- rubio is the -- is the mirror.
Young senator and and not white as you might -- -- And last question -- -- doctor pepper.
I don't pepper that's that's carbonated fruit juice -- today we are we each candidate wanted museum.
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