Rand Paul Knocks Chris Christie’s Conservativism, Says There’s Room In The Party For Moderates


rand-paul2Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took another shot Monday at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), a potential opponent for a 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

Sitting in the “Center Seat” on Fox News, Paul was asked whether he believed voters were ready for an outsider to serve as president.

Paul said he considered himself “new” enough to be called an outsider. He said Americans would like to see a candidate who’s held a real career, outside of politics. Paul served as an ophthalmologist before running for Senate in 2010.

“I don’t know that a governor is necessarily an outsider,” Paul added, referring to Christie. Christie, reelected as governor this month, was U.S. attorney for New Jersey before he was elected and earlier worked as a private lawyer and lobbyist.

When asked whether he felt Christie was conservative, Paul said, “depends on how you define that. If you have a very loose definition, probably.”

Paul explained that support for Obamacare and Medicaid expansion were, “at best, moderate decisions.”

“But I think we have room for moderates in our party,” Paul said.

Read more at Huffington Post.

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  1. “Moderate” is a code word for a Democrat-light. “Compromise” is a code word for giving in to the socialists. Crispy Chris Obama a conservative?! If Christie is a conservative, than what is a liberal pseudo Republican?! My opinion of Rand Paul just went down.

  2. In comment #1, I was referring to Christie’s behavior during Obama’s NJ visit following hurricane Sandy. Christie fully complied with Obama’s pre 2012 election photo op. Not sure if Cristie literally kissed Obama, he definitely did so politically; perhaps even delivering Obama his victory.

  3. #1/#4:
    Chris Christie did what he had to do. His first obligation at the time was to the people of New Jersey, and he did his best to get the help he needed for them. He unequivocally stated at the time that his opinion of Obama’s policies hadn’t changed.