How Politics Works. CPAC does Chris Christie a favor….

by Datechguy | February 28th, 2013

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How Politics Works. CPAC does Chris Christie a favor....

A con­gress­men first duty is to get re-​elected

Sam Ray­burn

It’s axiomatic that no mat­ter how strong or solid your ideas are the first thing you have to do is get elected. With­out the power of get­ting elected or get­ting some­body elected your good ideas mean absolutely nothing.

Once you’ve been elected your choices are to run on your record or run away from it. Con­versely if you are run­ning against some­body already in office seek­ing re-​election, you can run on your opponent’s record (par­tic­u­larly if it stinks), or run on your ideas, the best choice being both.

Last time around Barack Obama, not being able to run on the worst record of a pres­i­dent in my life­time instead attack­ing Mitt Rom­ney. Con­versely Rom­ney appar­ently assumed that record would be enough to carry him over the fin­ish line with­out fight­ing and man­aged to lose what should have been the most winnable elec­tion the GOP had before it since 1984.

And that Brings us to New Jer­sey and Chris Christie.

Back dur­ing the 2012 cam­paign before Hur­ri­cane Sandy hit Chris Christie was giv­ing first-​rate speeches like this:

The key quote:

35 years ago we didn’t have an income tax in NH no income tax like right here in NH, we had no income tax and Gov­er­nor Bren­don Byrne, a demo­c­rat said: If you just give me a small income tax, a lit­tle one, I will lower your prop­erty taxes, we had the high­est prop­erty taxes in Amer­ica back in 1977 so 35 years later, what have we got? We’ve STILL got the high­est prop­erty taxes in Amer­ica and the income tax that started at 2% under gov­er­nor Byrne is now 9%”

And that brings us to CPAC 2013

The media has made a huge fuss about Chris Christie not being invited to CPAC. CPAC’s chair­man put it this way:

CPAC is like the all-​star game for pro­fes­sional ath­letes; you get invited when you have had an out­stand­ing year,” Car­de­nas said. “Hope­fully he will have another all-​star year in the future, at which time we will be happy to extend an invi­ta­tion. This is a con­ser­v­a­tive con­fer­ence, not a Repub­li­can Party event.”

Car­de­nas cited Christie’s deci­sion to expand Med­ic­aid under Pres­i­dent Obama’s health care law and his sup­port of a $60 bil­lion aid pack­age for Hur­ri­cane Sandy vic­tims, which he argued was filled with waste­ful spending.

You can argue if Christie had a good or bad year but it’s not going to mat­ter what kind of year he ad unless he actu­ally man­ages to win re-​election.

Christie’s deci­sion to take the medicare money was a huge sur­prise given his state­ments of just a few months ago listed above. By buy­ing into this sys­tem he is putting a yoke on New Jer­sey that will be there long after he is gone, but in terms of re-​election, the pres­i­dent is pop­u­lar in NJ and the pres­i­dent won the state by almost 18 points.

MSNBC not with­stand­ing Christie is smart enough to know that the left is not going to lay off of him or paint him as any­thing other than a right-​wing extrem­ist. I sus­pect he fig­ures with the pres­i­dent win­ning the state by that wide a spread and Oba­macare being the sig­na­ture achieve­ment of this pres­i­dent (and I use the word achieve­ment VERY loosely)this move takes at least one tar­get off of his chest.

And when it comes down to it, there is noth­ing CPAC could do bet­ter for his re-​election efforts than keep­ing him away.

By stay­ing away noth­ing he says there can be use to call him a “right-​winger” in a +18 Obama state. It also pre­cludes a nasty con­fronta­tion with con­ser­v­a­tives that could hurt him among a base where he can’t spare a sin­gle vote.

Will it be enough? That depends on where NJ is come elec­tion day, but as Joe Scar­bor­ough cor­rectly states he is going to cer­tainly be bet­ter for New Jer­sey than any­one nom­i­nated by the Demo­c­rat party and he can’t do any of that good if he loses.

With elec­tion day com­ing Christie needed to high­light his cre­den­tials CPAC 2013’s move fit the bill so well and gen­er­ated so much pos­i­tive press from the media that will be turn­ing on him soon enough you would almost think he asked them to do it.

And That’s how pol­i­tics works

Update: I have absolutely no idea how my daily Day by Day Script replaced The Christie Speech above. None of my pre­views showed it.

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While we man­aged thou­sands of vis­i­tors the quest for the weekly and monthly pay­check only man­aged to move $2. As it is $2 more than I had yes­ter­day and twice the value of Newsweek I can’t com­plain but as it’s the end of he month we have two goals going on at once. First the Monthly goal

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The monthly goal is based on my mort­gage, My pay­ment is $1200 monthly which I’ll be pay­ing this after­noon at the bank. I’m a mere $59 away from this goal. That’s 3 peo­ple kick­ing in $20

[olimome­ter id=3]

The weekly goal con­tin­ues today, tomor­row and Sat­ur­day. As you can see the weekly pay­check goal is doing rather poorly only $27 toward that weekly pay­check of $300 I’ll need 14 peo­ple to step up at $20 to reach that one by close of Busi­ness on Saturday.

You might ask Hey why monthly and weekly goals? Well the monthly goal assures me the mort­gage gets paid. The weekly goal gen­er­ates an extra month which I’m using to finance the CPAC event. It’s the one trip That I can afford under this system.

But it’s all aca­d­e­mic with­out you.





A congressmen first duty is to get re-elected

Sam Rayburn

It’s axiomatic that no matter how strong or solid your ideas are the first thing you have to do is get elected. Without the power of getting elected or getting somebody elected your good ideas mean absolutely nothing.

Once you’ve been elected your choices are to run on your record or run away from it. Conversely if you are running against somebody already in office seeking re-election, you can run on your opponent’s record (particularly if it stinks), or run on your ideas, the best choice being both.

Last time around Barack Obama, not being able to run on the worst record of a president in my lifetime instead attacking Mitt Romney. Conversely Romney apparently assumed that record would be enough to carry him over the finish line without fighting and managed to lose what should have been the most winnable election the GOP had before it since 1984.

And that Brings us to New Jersey and Chris Christie.

Back during the 2012 campaign before Hurricane Sandy hit Chris Christie was giving first-rate speeches like this:

The key quote:

35 years ago we didn’t have an income tax in NH no income tax like right here in NH, we had no income tax and Governor Brendon Byrne, a democrat said: If you just give me a small income tax, a little one, I will lower your property taxes, we had the highest property taxes in America back in 1977 so 35 years later, what have we got? We’ve STILL got the highest property taxes in America and the income tax that started at 2% under governor Byrne is now 9%”

And that brings us to CPAC 2013

The media has made a huge fuss about Chris Christie not being invited to CPAC. CPAC’s chairman put it this way:

“CPAC is like the all-star game for professional athletes; you get invited when you have had an outstanding year,” Cardenas said. “Hopefully he will have another all-star year in the future, at which time we will be happy to extend an invitation. This is a conservative conference, not a Republican Party event.”

Cardenas cited Christie’s decision to expand Medicaid under President Obama’s health care law and his support of a $60 billion aid package for Hurricane Sandy victims, which he argued was filled with wasteful spending.

You can argue if Christie had a good or bad year but it’s not going to matter what kind of year he ad unless he actually manages to win re-election.

Christie’s decision to take the medicare money was a huge surprise given his statements of just a few months ago listed above. By buying into this system he is putting a yoke on New Jersey that will be there long after he is gone, but in terms of re-election, the president is popular in NJ and the president won the state by almost 18 points.

MSNBC not withstanding Christie is smart enough to know that the left is not going to lay off of him or paint him as anything other than a right-wing extremist. I suspect he figures with the president winning the state by that wide a spread and Obamacare being the signature achievement of this president (and I use the word achievement VERY loosely)this move takes at least one target off of his chest.

And when it comes down to it, there is nothing CPAC could do better for his re-election efforts than keeping him away.

By staying away nothing he says there can be use to call him a “right-winger” in a +18 Obama state. It also precludes a nasty confrontation with conservatives that could hurt him among a base where he can’t spare a single vote.

Will it be enough? That depends on where NJ is come election day, but as Joe Scarborough correctly states he is going to certainly be better for New Jersey than anyone nominated by the Democrat party and he can’t do any of that good if he loses.

With election day coming Christie needed to highlight his credentials CPAC 2013′s move fit the bill so well and generated so much positive press from the media that will be turning on him soon enough you would almost think he asked them to do it.

And That’s how politics works

Update: I have absolutely no idea how my daily Day by Day Script replaced The Christie Speech above. None of my previews showed it.

*******************************************





While we managed thousands of visitors the quest for the weekly and monthly paycheck only managed to move $2. As it is $2 more than I had yesterday and twice the value of Newsweek I can’t complain but as it’s the end of he month we have two goals going on at once. First the Monthly goal

Olimometer 2.52

The monthly goal is based on my mortgage, My payment is $1200 monthly which I’ll be paying this afternoon at the bank. I’m a mere $59 away from this goal. That’s 3 people kicking in $20

Olimometer 2.52

The weekly goal continues today, tomorrow and Saturday. As you can see the weekly paycheck goal is doing rather poorly only $27 toward that weekly paycheck of $300 I’ll need 14 people to step up at $20 to reach that one by close of Business on Saturday.

You might ask Hey why monthly and weekly goals? Well the monthly goal assures me the mortgage gets paid. The weekly goal generates an extra month which I’m using to finance the CPAC event. It’s the one trip That I can afford under this system.

But it’s all academic without you.





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