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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks in a neighborhood after he tours damage done by Hurricane Sandy in Brigantine, New Jersey, October 31, 2012. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stands behind Obama. REUTERS/Larry Downing
Not forgotten.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is persona non grata at the biggest conservative conference of the year:
New Jersey governor Chris Christie was not invited to address the Conservative Political Action Conference because of his position on gun control, according to a source familiar with CPAC’s internal deliberations who requested anonymity to speak freely.

Christie has a “limited future” in the national Republican party given his position on gun control, the source tells National Review Online. As a result, the CPAC insider says, the focus of this year’s conference, “the future of conservatism,” made Christie a bad fit.

Guns? Huh. I thought they wouldn't invite him for taking Medicaid money under an Obamacare provision, or campaigning with President Barack Obama days before the election.

But here you have an unfortunately popular governor of a Blue state, someone who could give Democrats fits in 2016, and they're essentially kicking him out of the party? Works for me!

But if the criteria for being at CPAC includes "having a future" in the GOP, let's see who they've got coming that have a future in their party:

Michele Bachmann
Carly Fiorina
Newt Gingrich
Wayne LaPierre
Sarah Palin
Rick Perry
Mitt Romney
Rick Santorum
Scott Walker
Allen West

Hmmm. The "future" of the party kinda looks the same as the past that is currently being rejected by voters. So much for "rebranding," huh? So suck it, Christie! You have less of a future in the GOP than Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney do!

And that may be the funniest thing I've read all week.

Originally posted to kos on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 01:27 PM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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