Christie: GOP should give Americans the truth
August 28th, 2012
07:53 PM ET
6 years ago

Christie: GOP should give Americans the truth

(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will deliver a keynote address tonight with a positive tone, a source close to Christie tells CNN's Dana Bash.

Christie argue that the American people can handle the truth and should be treated like adults, focusing on ideas rather than rhetoric, the source said.

The New Jersey governor will also outline differences between Republicans and Democrats as to governing philosophy, the source said, while highlighting his bipartisan achievements.

- CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash contributed to this report

soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. truth hurts

    The truth is that Democrats and their leftist socialist policies are killing this country. Slowly at first and now very quickly as the disease called liberalism consumes its host.

    August 28, 2012 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  2. CanadaONE

    SERIOUSLY – Can'T he loose some weight?

    people like him cost the medical systen 7 times the amount for a normal average weight person


    add to this Mitt who hides his money in the Caynan Islands to avoid American taxes and you have a SERIOUS DEFICIT

    August 28, 2012 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  3. Tea Party=American Taliban

    BREAKING: Chris Christie eats Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney at Republican Convention

    August 28, 2012 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  4. kayla

    i know the repugs are animal farm, so is christie napoleon or snow ball?

    August 28, 2012 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  5. Expat American

    The notion of a ‘positive tone’ coming from Republicans is intriguing….the likelihood is so miniscule.

    August 28, 2012 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  6. CanadaONE

    I have listened to some of the speaches and

    the same THINGS could have been said 50 years ago


    instead of LIVING IN THE PAST

    August 28, 2012 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  7. redleg56

    The TRUTH? Like who was CEO of Bain Capital from 1999 on? Like why Romney wants Bin Laden alive and GM dead? Like why a state with more millionaires than public school teachers has to protect millionaires money from teachers? Like the real reason Paul Ryan refused to defend the US against Communism, Saddam and al Qaeda?

    August 28, 2012 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  8. beau

    So the Republicans are going to settle on an east coast, elite, millionaire from an aristocratic family? What is his experience that will make him a successful Conservative President?
    1. He fires people, lays off employees, and outsources jobs while pocketing the pension funds of those same employees.
    2. He is comfortable in an upper class setting. After all, America IS the upper class, isn't it? The little people, like you and I, are not really very important. People of Romney's class and background see us as livestock that can understand English.
    3. He does not care if Americans suffer. He has made lots of them suffer so far in his life. He's made of tough stuff. No weepy compassion will ever cloud his judgment.
    4. He knows how to destroy corporations and sell off their assets. He could use those skills to destroy the federal government, a stated goal of Conservatism
    5. After the Romney Administration is over in 2016 or 2018, Conservatives will say, "Hey, you can't blame us for the disastrous Romney Administration. He wasn't a TRUE Conservative. What we need is a TRUE Conservative like Ron Paul or Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum … or maybe govornor Palin."

    August 28, 2012 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  9. beau

    I used to be a repub till congress was taken over by the tea party and Romney as our candidate.I cannot support a man who is a draft dodger and a tax evader.The repub congress has done nothing for vets,nothing for the middleclass.All of the good repubs have gone or have been forced out by the extremists that care nothing for the average joe or veterans like myself.Until we get real candidates that care for the middleclass and vets I will not vote for the repubs.Honor and respect,and caring for this nation is what the repubs used to stand for ,now we have wackjobs from the tea party holding america hostage and thats as un patriotic as it gets,it is hurting many americans,our economy and soldiers who are looking for work. Romney is not the answer he is the problem with America with his lies and phony religion...Sorry this voter will stay an ex repub till the party becomes honerable again.

    August 28, 2012 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  10. truth hurts

    Ohhhh, I get it now....

    When the Democrats control the House and Senate and the economy tanks, it is the Republican Presidents fault not the Democrat House and Senate.

    But when the economy stays crappy and unemployment high, it is just the Republican House's fault, not the Democrat President and Democrat Senate.

    As usual, the same old Democrat line... We just want total control and none of the responsibility for the the results.

    Let me show you mathematically where the problem lies:

    Here are the FACTS:

    Year Whitehouse Senate House
    -– ---– --- ---
    2007 Republicans Democrats Democrats
    2008 Republicans Democrats Democrats
    2009 Democrats Democrats Democrats
    2010 Democrats Democrats Democrats
    2011 Democrats Democrats Republicans
    2012 Democrats Democrats Republicans
    -– D = 4 R=2 D = 6 R = 0 D = 4 R = 2
    Total D = 14 R = 4

    Republicans = 22.22% control
    Democrats = 77.77% control

    The Democrats have controlled most of the government for the last SIX YEARS. DEMOCRATS RAN THE COUNTRY INO THE DITCH. The facts prove this.

    August 28, 2012 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  11. Dude in Colorado

    @Truth Hurts.... Reality hurts more. For the past 30+ years we've been defunding the Federal government through lower taxes – which are now at their lowest in generations. Multinational corporations got the trade treaties they said they needed, i.e. NAFTA et. al., to keep the US "competative". Millionaires got their tax breaks. And YES as a matter of fact in the '00s regulations were curtailed to the point of creatinga free for all on Wall St. AND LOOK WHERE THAT GOT US! The reality is a lot scarier than your Fox News propaganda, fellow citizen, multi-nationals want the economy of the United States to collapse because then who do you think will ride in on a white horse and save the proverbial day? Who will give us jobs for a barely life-sustaining paycheck? Who will offer us and only us (wives & family will be on their own) helathcare? Where will we get our food? Television and internet access? Where will we get our homes?

    Careful... The CORPORATION big enough to give you everything you need, will be big enough to take away everything you have...

    You "grass roots" Republicans making less than $! Million a year can consider yourselfs warned, you lot are nothing but beggars to your own funeral.

    August 28, 2012 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  12. joshua

    Obama can't win this election based on his record, so his only hope is by trashing his opponent like he has done every other election including the one against hillary. Most of these second grade back bites are probably posted by Obama himself. He has 70 million fake twitter followers so why can't he have 100 fake CNN user names?

    August 28, 2012 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  13. noteaparty4me

    Romney's only hope is Jim Crow for his real running mate.

    August 28, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  14. Al-NY,NY

    Will he stop eating long enough to give the speech or will the podium be covered with Ring Dings, chips, pie, etc?

    August 28, 2012 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  15. Frank

    Republican red meat.

    August 28, 2012 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  16. Tuck Bodi

    I'm looking forward to Guv Christie talking about his alternative to ObamaCare.

    This is where people are penalized (this is not a tax) when they eat food which is bad for you, like high calorie food, sugary food, junk food, and fatty food. I think Christie's idea and plan is brilliant and don't think it could come from a BETTER spokeperson! ChristieCares rocks!

    August 28, 2012 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  17. w l jones

    The true is when a certian speak the East coast tide will be at least two feet higher than normal. Bless.

    August 28, 2012 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  18. joan

    I started out liking Christie. I saw him on a few earlier interviews and he sound reasonable and truthful. But now the man is getting arrogant and disrepectful to people. He is now showing his true colors. I think because people were hounding him to run for President it got to his head. I would not waste my time listening to any of the speeches from the GOP. They are just going to be all lies about Obama. They will talk about how they can fix the country . It is a shame, because I love politices, and would love to listen to both sides and choose who is better able to fix the economy. But I cannot stomach the lies.

    August 28, 2012 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  19. Republicans; the "Not Intended to be Factually Accurate" Party

    The teuth is that, if the GOP had any sense, they`d have nominated the other Mormom, Jon Huntsman.

    August 28, 2012 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  20. GOP Hurts America

    8 years of GOP rule destroyed America's economy and murdered thousands of our soldiers over a war of lies!

    August 28, 2012 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  21. cali girl

    Joshua, Robmey has loaded commercials all over on the lie about welfare checks, and the fact they know it is a lie they are pedaling. The Medicare lie has been debunked too. When is Robmey going to talk about a plan. Oh, that is right, he does not have one.

    August 28, 2012 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  22. Dante666

    The fundamental difference between conservative thinking and liberal thinking is the role of government in an American's life. Conservatives believe in self esteem, self reliance and small government. Liberals believe that people are dependant on the government to help them through tough times. The problem is that liberals fail to understand that dependency is an addiction and kills innovation, self reliance and self esteem.

    August 28, 2012 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  23. Larry L

    @truth hurts

    The truth is that Democrats and their leftist socialist policies are killing this country.
    The truth is a few billionaires can't get elected without votes from right-wing extremists. They use Fox News as a conduit of hate and lies to energize a bigoted, under-educated, fearful, homophobic, xenophobic and racist group most willing to hate. These pawns ignore the fact that none of the "social issues" actually cost the fat-cats a red cent. You're being used by the Koch brothers and friends and you aren't smart enough to know it. Wouldn't YOU want to see Romney's tax returns? Why doesn't he trust you... the faithful?

    August 28, 2012 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  24. Dude in Colorado

    @Truth Hurts Wow, selective memory from a Republican, why am I so not surprised. You very conveniently forgot to mention:

    2001 Republican Republican Republican
    2002 Republican Republican Republican
    2003 Republican Republican Republican
    2004 Republican Republican Republican
    2005 Republican Republican Republican
    2006 Republican Republican Republican

    And for the record, I knew an economy based on personal debt and de-regulated banks becoming "too big to fail" was a disaster waiting to happen. Because the flood came at dawn does not make the flood the rooster's fault!

    August 28, 2012 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  25. Where's The Red Meat?

    Nothing like a big, fat, heaping pile of Chris Crisco from New Jersey to look the American public straight in the eye and tell them the truth by saying:

    "America needs to tighten it's belt."

    August 28, 2012 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
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