CPAC Chair: Christie Unworthy of Invite
NJ governor's conservatism lacking, he says
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 14, 2013 2:32 PM CDT
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is apparently not worthy of CPAC.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

(Newser) – Chris Christie isn't CPAC material, American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas said today, explaining why the New Jersey governor hadn't gotten a spot in the annual conference that begins today. "I'm a firm believer that if the Republican Party's going to have success, it's going to do so by being a conservative party and not a home for ah, for everybody," Cardenas told reporters, according to NBC News. "You grow your tent by convincing others, and persuading others, that yours is the way … not with a watered down version of who we ought to be."

Addressing Christie specifically, Cardenas said that, "We felt like, ah, like he didn't deserve to be on the all-star selection, ah, and, for decisions that he made." (Hint, he probably means incidents like this.) "So hopefully next year he's back on the right track and being a conservative."

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Mar 15, 2013 5:30 PM CDT
"The Republican Party: We do not tolerate differences to our view no matter who puts them forth."
Mar 15, 2013 8:57 AM CDT
That just increases Christie's popularity.
Mar 15, 2013 8:52 AM CDT
President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, after he bolted from the Republican party, to form the Union party. The Radical Republicans, their terminology, impeached Lincoln's VP, Andrew Johnson. John Wilkes Booth was no lone assassin. Accomplices were hanged. President Teddy Roosevelt was shot when he bolted. He formed the Bull Moose Party. America is proud of them. Isit proud of the Republican party?