Report: Chris Christie to accept Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion in NJ

Ugh. I had hopes that despite all the other stuff, he wouldn’t fold on this given his previous statements:

That makes 8 Republican Govs. that have accepted this. Ugh. I’ll post more on this when available.

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  • stage9

    Awesome. It’s Obamney the sequel.

    • bbitter

      Yes, “the emperor has no clothes”.

      We’ve all known that for a while, well… anyone who’s been willing to actually look at him has known.

      No, it’s NOT a pretty sight.

  • c4pfan

    You are surprised? I’m not! Typcial NE GOP to me.

  • colliemum

    Spineless amoebae.
    Playthings for the POS and the MSM.

    They need to be made to go.
    That is all.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Of course he did.

    He can just shut up now and go away… America needs REAL men and women to stand and fight and Krispy ain’t that. Obama must have had Krispy’s house re-carpeted. I’ll side-step the fat jokes.

    This man and the other Republican governors all make me sick… what cowards. Showing no foresight or care for the people of their state. Maybe it’s a ploy to get re-elected or maybe a stepping stone for higher office… maybe it’s all just politics. No matter what it is, it stinks to high Heaven. Those states where their governors sell them out like this will all be dependents in the coming years… and will fall far behind the principled states that resisted this poisoned apple.

    Krispy Kreme is WORSE than a RINO – he’s a traitor.

    • bbitter

      he will go away, likely. It all depends on whether he shifts completely to the left or not, and how far left he goes. The Left will eat him alive if he doesn’t completely shift left, and the conservative movement will no longer have anything to do with him. No CPAC, no gun control, no Obama worship, and no Obamacare. He’s blown his conservative cred. …it’s frankly amazing to me that he was given conservative cred in the first place.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Spot on. 🙂

      • cabensg

        He’s already shifted left as far as he can go. Muslim Judge appointment, okay with ground zero mosque, windmills off the coast (wonder how they would have fared in the hurricane), hugs Obama before he does anything, hugs him again for intro to lib rock star along with creepy speech about how great Obama is, crappy speech at convention, says he’s about the same as crappo gov Cuomo of New York state, loves gun control. What move could he make to appear further left? OH! I forgot one, Coulter likes him.

  • Well, having saluted his own flag instead of Mitt Romney’s at the RNC, and made kissy face with Obeyme (who dropped into NJ for the photo op and nothing else), what did anyone expect? What’s fatso Christie going to do when the Feds decide they can’t be as generous as they promised on Medicaid in the next year or two?

    • bbitter

      True. But it is saddening to find that Chris Christy, the one who battled adversity and faced-down debates and criticism, who welcomed a tough fight that no other republican was willing to face, turns out to have no spine or faith in his people.

      Yellow. What’s a coward to do when the front-lines look bad? Face it; he turned and ran. Instead of embracing conservative ideals of hard work, charity, and unity, he’s abandoned that for the liberal mecca of handouts, tax-funded govt. programs, and blame. (Shame on congress for not giving us free money…) This proves he didn’t actually believe in conservative ideals.

  • Rocco11

    He needs to pull an Arlen Specter and change parties, just stop the charade…

    • bbitter

      Um. He just did. He’s just hasn’t made it fully official yet.

  • marketcomp

    Now really, is this reallllly a surprise? Next he’ll be pulling a Charlie Chris and becoming a democrat.

  • barney59


  • anneinarkansas

    Christie is too liberal to be a Republican…he will switch parties eventually….my predicition anyway.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      I’m afraid you may be right. KInd of like an Arlen Specter lite…er…hum, oh never mind!

    • cabensg

      Would we really get that lucky? I don’t think so. Ultra liberal Republicans like to rub it in our face and unless it politically expedient for him he’s not gonna switch.

  • Fireplug52

    Did we expect anything less from this man? Please tell me, that the readers of this site expected Christie to not accept this money. Just another Republican so called leader who tags himself with the name that signifies conservative, when we the informed and the enlightened should start categorizing these Republican politicians as to their ideology.

    In Christie’s case I could call him Republican Light. RINO does not fit him. Then again I could call him a Democrat Conservative, since there doesn’t appear to be any conservatives in the Democrat Party.

    Of course, if anyone on TheRightScoop considers him a conservative then that gives us, the readers, the right to call them stupid along with other terms of endearment that are vulgar.

    • c4pfan

      You got that right!

    • Patriot077

      I didn’t expect him to do anything else. I don’t know how many might recall this, but Levin was just purely disgusted that he would not sign on to join the other states in litigating the constitutionality of zero-care. He used the excuse that he had to set priorities with his budget but Mark knew that it would have cost him nothing to sign his name in support. All the legal work was done in house – I think by Ken Cuccinelli and a few other states’ attorneys.

      He would not be distinguishable from Charlie Crist but for the fact he is not orange or skinny.

  • deTocqueville1

    NJ has a huge and growing budget problem and I am sure he views this as part of a short term fix to enable the furtherance of his political career.

    • c4pfan

      Yeah, he sees how begging for more of OPM gets him a higher rating.

    • Patriot077

      Yes, and just wait til the feds stop giving them state money to pay for the expanded insurance for the poor. He doesn’t plan to be at that desk when his budget blows up.

  • PhillyCon

    PA is probably next. Once Kasich folded it was a matter of time with the rest. 🙁

  • Conservative_Hippie

    Et tu, Chris?!

  • klaffner

    I was down on Christie when he showed he could did not have enough discipline to just keep a civil tongue during Sandy. But when he went to the liberal talking points after Newtown and said the number one priority of public schools is to create a healthy learning environment and ‘armed guards don’t do that’ blah blah he dropped in to the ‘dead to me’ category.

    That was pure political cowardice. And totally wrong. Always and particularly after Newtown, the number one priority of public schools is to keep our kids safe. His casual dismissal of this deep and fundamental truth was truly pathetic and weak.

    • cabensg

      This is what liberals do.

  • ATTILA727

    once a corpulent rino, always a corpulent rino

  • c4pfan

    And this is who Byron York and the wizards of smart are saying should be invited to CPAC? Seriously?!

    • Patriot077

      I’ll bet he isn’t invited to CPAC because Art Cardenas (CPAC pres) is supposedly tight with the Bushes. As is Karl Rove.

      I would bet none of them are too happy with Krispy’s Sandy Hook bromance just prior to election day.

      • kssturgis62

        no he was not invited to CPAC – they spoke about this on Greta Last night. I found it on Fox Nation. I don’t watch Greta anymore since she kissed Hillary’s feet during the Interview, and didn’t slam her for Benghazi.

        GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey will — this is according to The Washington Post will not be invited to CPAC this year, which is a very influential conservative political action conference.

        BYRON YORK, THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Yes. It’s in about three weeks. That’s a big deal. I should say that the organizers of CPAC are saying, after this news came out, Well, you know, there are still three weeks left. We haven’t done all of our invitations, so stay tuned.

        But right now, it looks like Christie, who I believe in his own state is probably the most popular Republican governor right now — 74 percent approval in New Jersey — not going to be elected — not going to be invited. The big thing is everybody else is going to be there, Rubio, Jindal, Ryan, Bush, Palin, Paul, Perry, Santorum. I mean, everybody who’s anybody in the Republican political world is going to be there.

        VAN SUSTEREN: That wasn’t just sort of an accident, I don’t think.

        YORK: No. When you look at all the people who are there and you say, Well, gee, where’s Chris Christie, it’s probably not an accident. You have to remember that the Romney people are still very irritated with Chris Christie. Romney will be at CPAC. They were irritated by him being so cozy with President Obama…

        VAN SUSTEREN: It was like the — it’s like…

        YORK: … in the final days.

        VAN SUSTEREN: … Governor Chris Christie — it’s like Governor Christie — or Crist, Charlie Crist, rather…

        YORK: Yes.

        VAN SUSTEREN: … in Florida hugging President Obama on the tarmac.

        YORK: Exactly. And a lot of members of Congress, Republican members of Congress, are irritated with him for being so vocal about wanting so much relief aid after Hurricane Sandy, which they felt was a lot of pork. So he kind of — he angered the former presidential candidate and a certain amount of the House leadership.

        VAN SUSTEREN: And there’s some grumbling, too, that the amount that he wanted that they considered pork actually is almost equal to the amount of this budget cut. I think he got — he got $60 billion…

        YORK: Yes. Right.

        VAN SUSTEREN: … and the budget cut’s about $85 billion.

        YORK: Just eat it all up in one — one bill.

        VAN SUSTEREN: In one fell swoop.

        YORK: So there are some sensitive relations. But I mean, Chris Christie is a serious national figure in the Republican Party. It seems kind of odd that he’s not going to be there.

        VAN SUSTEREN: I think he’s a serious national figure in New Jersey.

        YORK: Well, not just in New Jersey, though. I mean, he’s — he’s — look, when you — when you go through the list of possible 2016 contenders, I mean, Chris Christie is there as big as anybody else.

        this is courtesy of Fox Nation, there is the video of the conversation over there.

        • c4pfan

          It seems odd he’s not there? Whatever.

        • Patriot077

          I’m aware he wasn’t invited. I have heard about Cardenas being tight with the Bushes going back to GHWB which made me think that it is likely connected to them and to Rove. He can’t be happy with Krispy after all.

      • cabensg

        He wasn’t invited saw the list this morning.

  • MadAsHellJack

    This fatboy keeps eating we won’t have to worry much longer what party he’s in.

  • Glenn Beck lost his initial enthusiasm for him; he did look promising in the beginning. I wonder if how Ann Coulter, who I like, feels now?

    • cabensg

      How could anyone have thought him promising that early on. I enjoyed his interviews and his standing against the teachers unions but certainly didn’t make a judgement on him that early. I don’t understand the grasping at straws mentality.

      • c4pfan

        I know I’ve never liked him.

  • kssturgis62

    Oh My Gosh this is SHOCKING !!

    I can’t believe a Liberal excuse me a REPUBLICAN would actually support Obama. I can’t believe someone who was shaking because he got to go for a ride on Marine one with Obama, and someone who only spoke about himself at the RNC, and someone who embraced Obama over the Hurricane, someone who sits with Obama, Calls him a Good Man, Someone who yelled at Republicans over funding for the Hurricane, but said nothing about the Waste, Someone who has DONE NOTHING in his state to cut taxes or Spending, Someone Who Sides With Muslims and appointed a Muslim Judge, Someone who was the ONLY Republican who would attend the State Dinner for China, and Someone


    Yeah you go Chris Christie your a waste, and I didn’t expect anything more of you. Wow Ann Coulter you know how to pick them. Go pat him on the back now and Tell me what a Great Conservative he is.

    • 57thunderbird

      Coulter is a NY republican.Not two cents worth of difference between her,Christie,and the Dems.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      Ann will probably give him “three cheers”.

      • c4pfan

        Ha! You know it!

    • Patriot077

      Hip, hip, hooray! Great job telling it, Kss!

      • c4pfan

        You got that right! 🙂

  • Cindy09

    He looks so blue!!!

  • 57thunderbird

    Should I be surprised?After his slobbering Obama love fest following hurricane Sandy,I am convinced that Christie is a dem in repub clothing.He even resembles a RINO.Just put a tusk in the middle of his forehead.

  • Well, if Scott can do it, it doesn’t surprise me crispy has. 🙁

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    Told ya all along, Scoop: never trust the fat man.

    • c4pfan


  • So why am I not surprised?

  • cabensg

    CPAC didn’t invite Christie to speak……….yea!!!

  • johnfromjersey

    What really stinks is that I’m stuck living in this state. If I could, I’d move in the blink of an eye. What also stinks is that in order to get a CCP in NJ, you MUST be connected. I’ll admit that NJ in the 50’s&60’s was a great place to grow up in, but for the last 40+ years it’s gone down the toilet.
    What do I expect from the democrat party?

  • Joengima

    Ironic this news came after CPAC didn’t invite Christie.

  • dontdrinkthecoolaid

    I wonder how much of that money will end up in Christie’s off shore bank accounts.

  • jleinf

    And all it took were a few illegal donut transfers.

  • Nitnyline

    I have never liked nor trusted the phony. Please stay in New Jersey Chris.

  • c4pfan

    Would someone please tell Sour Kraut on Fox News that CPAC isn’t the GOP!

  • RonPaulSupporter2

    Because Christie is NOT a conservative, he’s a RINO, plain and simple.

  • PVG

    Charlie Crist, Chris Christie…..nuff’ said.

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