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Hero to Republicans a fiscal conservative with a take no prisoners tough talking style he's the governor of New Jersey Chris Christie.
He disappointed many by not running for present or at least taking the second spot on the Romney ticket but he did -- Just accept the top speaker spot at the Republican Convention in Tampa.
Republicans hope the Christie though not running -- the White House himself and fire up supporters -- -- to get Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and there now for those of you unfamiliar with -- sharpened abrasive style.
Here's a refresher.
It did I say on topic are you really stupid.
Odd topic hot topic thank you all very much about -- the -- over there that care.
You decide what you wanna do is put on the show today let me tell -- -- and I can go back and forth with you as much as you want -- everything -- Good for Wall Street conduct yourself like that in a courtroom do -- regularly -- broken shell idiot.
Get the hell off the beach and Asbury Park and get out I have no interest in answering your question cuts -- through to a job.
Thank you sit here to be elected prompting how much somebody who want change his position with the -- of a ballerina I'm here to tell you there's no magic want.
And you can't have everything.
Such a sweetie that Chris Christie and that is collapse sick Chris steak.
But you know what there's a lot of substance to -- style he gets results.
New Jersey like many states around the country was facing it's own fiscal -- two years ago and Christie did what many thought impossible.
He's -- the State's budget under control twice without raising taxes he even -- up the State's cash reserves and pumped billions -- state pension funds.
He also took on the most powerful forces in New Jersey and one.
The public sector unions -- shifted the cost burden from taxpayers to state and local union workers by making them pay more for their health and retirement benefits.
He also took on teachers unions and converted another seemingly impossible hurdle the State's teacher tenure law which was -- -- in the country over a hundred years old.
And he didn't stop there Christie just signed -- new law holding teachers more accountable.
And taking away though not completely the guarantee of a good job for a bad teacher.
All of these things completely unthinkable before Chris Christie.
Cutting spending making government smaller less expensive in all of these cases Christie didn't get everything he wanted.
Get a compromise with the Democrats after all New Jersey it's a blue state Democrats control the legislature but Christie got the job died.
And voters know that his approval rating is 54%.
Chris Christie is never afraid to speak the truth ends up and said look I'm sorry I'm the guy with all the bad news.
But what do you do -- was wake people up to the realities of what was going on no more promises we can't keep it says.
The same issues we as a nation are all facing right now promises made by politicians they knew they couldn't keep.
Whether it's the truth about the state of entitlement programs or the truth about the fact that we can't spend a trillion dollars a year more than we collected taxes.
That's the defining issue of this election.
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