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GOP: Chris Christie’s professorial putdown

In a luncheon speech to Republican party leaders in Boston last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, took a swipe at those who care too much about ideology and not enough about victory. “We are not a debating society,” said Christie. “We are a political operation that needs to win.”

Christie argued persuasively that having the right principles isn’t enough if a party never gets the power to implement them. Alas, as often happens with Christie, he didn’t stop there. “We have some folks that believe that our job is to be college professors,” he snorted. “You know, college professors basically spout out ideas that nobody ever does anything about.”

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