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VIDEO: NJ Delegates Give Christie High Marks For Keynote

Party faithful say the governor hit all the right marks in his prime-time address to the nation.

In a speech that was both biographical and also touched upon the Republicans' vision for the country, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was in the limelight Tuesday as he delivered the keynote address at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

And state delegates who were in the St. Pete Times Forum who listened to his speech said the governor struck just the right tone in making his case for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

William Mays August 30, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Ojo, your sources are wrong.
Tee Smyth August 30, 2012 at 06:40 PM
President Obama has destroyed America?? Now, there's a reach if I've ever seen one. Oh, wait. The reach happened last night during Ryan's speech/creative writing exercise at the Convention. I also think that the inexperienced shtick has to stop. Come up with something new.
Ojo Rojo August 30, 2012 at 06:42 PM
The US Treasury is wrong? Fat chance. Sorry to burst your bubble but the deficit has been far larger than you want to admit for decades b/c for decades every administration has been raiding the Social Security Trust Fund and Clinton never ran a surplus. I will admit he got the closest to balancing a budget than just about anyone, but he still never ran a surplus. You have been lied to and what is worse is you continue to believe the lie even when shown the truth of the matter.
Hookerman August 30, 2012 at 07:23 PM
What truth??? You showed nothing to dispute the figures that KMN linked above, which I will link again; http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/ftpdocs/108xx/doc10871/historicaltables.pdf Obviously, we ran a surplus from 1998-2001. Public debt is a whole different matter, and the fact that you talk about debt in the same sentence as balanced budget shows that you have no idea what you're talking about.
Gary Rabinowitz August 30, 2012 at 07:23 PM
@ KMN - please re-read the graph. It's a simple and common 2 Y axis graph. I repeat: the declining black line shows a decrease in full time positions, while the upward sloping red lines shows an increase in part time positions. It's not that hard. It's no sin to have made a hasty reply, really. I freely admit to my mistakes (like engaging the commenting crazies!) Unlike most of the commenters, I do not view either party through some manichean lens: "my party creates jobs! (YAYY)....the other party destroys them (BOO....<HISS>)!" Fact is, both parties are different cheeks of the same #ss. I'm equally unimpressed by leftists trolls like you or this lurking psycho (Billy Mays), or the folks in the GOP amen corner. I have to say, I do find your alternating citation of gov't sources and outright partisan sources (think progress, obama campaign) coupled with your feigned indignant attitude to others to be a hoot. Keep entertaining us! Cheers KMN-GXR PS -- enjoy the beach KMN, swim, relax, take a walk, anything but waste time commenting on the patch whilst a the God-given gift of an ocean vista beckons!!!.
William Mays August 30, 2012 at 07:25 PM
As KMN said, the author did the analysis himself. Leave it to the experts.
William Mays August 30, 2012 at 07:27 PM
I'm a lurking psycho? What leads you to this conclusion?
Ojo Rojo August 30, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Yeah, go look at that table again buddy. It says DEBT HELD BY THE PUBLIC. Guess who the #1 entity the US Gvmnt owes money to in the entire world? I will give you a hint. When you turn 65 you start getting a check from that program and all the money owed to that program doesn't fall into the category titled DEBT HELD BY THE PUBLIC. Stop looking at that table and go to the US Treasury Website as directed by Steve. That has the true debt figures and those figures include all the money owed to the public plus the money that is owed to all the various trust funds that the government has been raiding to fund their deficits including the Social Security Trust Fund. Here is a sample copy of what the real debt picture of the US Gvmnt is as of 2012: http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/mspd/2012/opds042012.pdf Notice that there is over $4.7 trillion if Intra-Government Holdings. That $4.7 trillion is money borrowed by Congress to pay for spending Congress authorized and borrowed from programs like Social Security. And every time the government borrowed a dollar from those trust funds, it reduced the size of the deficit by a dollar and the amount of money that had to be raised from the public to fund our deficit. Stop being blinded by your partisan hatred and face the fact that you have been lied to.
Gary Rabinowitz August 30, 2012 at 07:58 PM
@ Billy (and all your aliases, or "avatars"). I'm heading out for the long weekend, I suggest you do the same. Go out, have fun, live life, enjoy the fresh air and this unbeatable weather. Escape to the Hamptons or Berkshires if you must to avoid all those republicans you despise and which you exert so much thought & energy to belittle, but waste not the precious gift of life my friend. Cheers! GXR
Ojo Rojo August 30, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Read the GAO reports for whatever year you wish. You will notice that in the years that public debt went down, intragovernment debt went up by a larger amount and total debt rose. The GAO is as impartial as they get and even they say national debt rose. http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/feddebt/feddebt.htm There you go, there is your proof, straight from the GAO
William Mays August 30, 2012 at 08:04 PM
I don't have any other aliases. It may come to you as a surprise, but there are other smart people out there too. Btw, the Hamptons are mostly Republican.
Hookerman August 30, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Ojo, I am not questioning your figures on federal debt, I am saying that it has nothing to do with whether or not we ran at a surplus. Simply put; if your yearly household income exceeds your yearly household expenses, then you’ve run at surplus. Whether you carry a mortgage on your house or not, or whether you have a car loan or not, does not change that fact. It is economically incorrect to say that debt held makes an annual surplus a lie. They are two totally separate indicators.
Wayne Parent August 30, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Are you guys really debating Craig Steiner analysis. A guy so deluded that the GOP wont even bring up his crazy talk on this issue...never mind his argument that Global Warming isn't real because of Intelligent Design? That's the guy?
William Mays August 30, 2012 at 08:50 PM
NOOOOOO, YOU JUST OPENED UP THE PORTAL ON THE REPUBLICAN DEBATE ON GLOBAL WARMING, NOW I HAVE TO SIT HERE AND READ ALL THESE REPUBLICANS DENYING SCIENCE!
Ojo Rojo August 30, 2012 at 09:58 PM
If you are generating a surplus by borrowing money, that isn't generating income. No household generates income by borrowing money on their credit cards or by taking out a loan for a new car. Sorry Charlie but your household analogy just doesn't work.
Hookerman August 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Who said anything about generating income??? You are all over the place with your terminology.
Ojo Rojo August 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM
You brought the term income into the discussion at 4:18. Feel free to delete your post if you don't want to stand by it. Fact remains that in every year Clinton was in office the national debt increased. Fact remains that the surplus was an accounting gimmick that every President for decades has used to hide how bad the deficit has been over the years. Fact remains that Clinton never would have had any fake surplus if he hadn't raided off balance sheet programs like the Social Security Trust Fund like his successors and his predecessors. And since you seem to not dispute any of these facts, I have no idea WTF you are arguing w/ me for b/c this has consistently what I have been saying.
VietNam Vet August 31, 2012 at 01:08 AM
K, no kidding, Madass Hussein was a thorn in our sides for years and tormented the Iraqi people for many years, and they are all glad he is gone. War is hell little boy and people die in wars so shut up and get over it, maybe thats why you became someone to play with boats nice and safe back home because you didn't have the guts to put your life on the line for what you believe in, or maybe you just don't believe in much of anything except someone who is trying to bring this country to it financial knees and then hand us over to HIS friends in Iran. Can you say I love the islamic way of life. I served in a real war and it was hell, and I served two tours and I am proud of it and I was an officer as well. So go play with your tug boats in the tub.
VietNam Vet August 31, 2012 at 01:21 AM
K, GWB kept your butt safe for those years, although I don't know why!
Butterfly August 31, 2012 at 01:42 AM
you guys realize that the high property taxes are caused to a high degree by the low State taxes?
VietNam Vet August 31, 2012 at 03:59 AM
I am not talking about all cost guard idiot, if you read it again you'll see I'm talking to you, because no where did you say that you served anywhere. Don't put words in my mouth. You are just like a tipical democrap, change peoples words around to suit you self and your lack of intelligence. Get a life and quit being a burden on the world and stop with the profane language. Your not worth my time anymore.
William Mays August 31, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Seems like Paul is mad. Typical of all those Republicans full of hate. Mitt Romney didn't serve anywhere. While people were out dying in Vietnam, he was busy being a Mormon missionary.
The Stig August 31, 2012 at 04:35 AM
Nedd hits an All-Time LOW.
William Mays August 31, 2012 at 05:00 AM
Are you denying the fact that the Bush administration ignored warnings that Bin Laden would strike?
Anna August 31, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Good list B@B. I'm going to share it on my FB page!
Julie Frerichs- House Hunter! August 31, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Save the date and meet your local reps.. Sept 16th....Calling all Butler residents who are concerned for our future. Join us, on Sunday Sept 16th at Stony Brook Swim Club for a “Meet and Greet” with local and county officials. Sponsored by the Republican Club of Butler Incorporated, the event will be informative, social and fun. A voter registration table will be available and a barbeque picnic lunch will be provided. This FREE event starts at noon and is expected to run until four. Stop in, make some new friends, ask some questions, and have your voice be heard. To keep undated on what’s happening in our club please visit www.ButlerRepublicans.com
Gary Rabinowitz August 31, 2012 at 05:57 PM
@KMN -- "Since November 2009 the overal slopes of both lines are positive. What does that tell you?" > It tells me you are self serving and biased in selectively choosing your data start points. Your Dear, Beloved Leader (aka The Messiah) assumed office in JANUARY 2009 (not November). Shall I get some sock puppets? A remedial class? >"OMG....do I have to teach basic stats in here?" Definitely not, at least to me. If you can refrain from undignified juvenilia and street slang (eg, I don't do stupid, OMG, STFU), that would be kindly appreciated. I'll leave you with an interesting article from the leftist establishment Atlantic (i.e., a publication sympathetic to your side) - http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/08/our-low-wage-recovery-how-mcjobs-have-replaced-middle-class-jobs/261839/ The jobs situation is abysmal KMN. Partisan hacks and blind apologists like you who deny such are worse than the supposedly evil Evangelicals that deny evolution. I am done here with you and this topic! GXR
Virginia Hammer September 02, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Exactly right, Mr. Wayne. Unrealistic to so blithely ignore the tax-benefit needs (it takes $RESOURCES to ennact efficient social change for ALL NJ's population) of only the 1% in Morris or Bergen Counties. Smoke-screened "corruption clean-up" (hmmmmm ...) or not. - What about a lil' public service called: Public Education? Hmmmm, Mr. C., so far. Now or never, Mr. C. Pls. 'pony-up" to the PEOPLE, not just the 1% you appear to be "in bed with." "In bed" w/ the frightened, hoarding 1%? The "rich?" I'm afraid I'd call THAT: corruption. (Do they ACTUALLY create jobs? TRULY invest in U.S. job/green entrepreneurial development? Or sock it away in the Caymans? Hmmmmm ....) PS: My wonderful father, Frederick S. Hammer, was No. 2 of all Chase Bank - Head of Amer. Colnsumer Ops. - in the 1980s. I come from those smart, hard-working types. But they never were allowed to squirrel-away as much of what they earned (or just garnered from U.S. supercorp., apparently-somewhat-expoitative investments), as they do now. Regards to all, and Peace, Virginia Hammer // Artistic Director Midlantic Theatre Co. Theatre in Renaissance Newark + Schools & Prisons A NJ 501(c)3 nonprofit corp.
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