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Chris Christie: “I wouldn’t call what I did an embrace of Barack Obama”
Hot Air ^ | 11-7-2012 | AP

Posted on 11/08/2012 4:52:45 AM PST by Sir Napsalot

(snip) To repeat a point I made in the Matthews thread, if not for the photo op with Christie and the corrupt media’s breathless coverage of it, O would have been nearly invisible during Sandy. I thought he’d get no meaningful political benefit whatsoever from looking “presidential” for a day or two afterward, but to my amazement the exit poll suggests otherwise — and it may very well not have happened if not for Christie turning it into a story. I don’t know if he really was just too tired and stressed to consider the political implications or if he was working an angle designed to boost his Democratic cred before running again for governor in New Jersey, but I think Dan McLaughlin’s right about his national ambitions now. Christie was always going to have a tough time in the primaries due to some of his departures from conservative orthodoxy and, now, because he’s a northeastern blue-state governor and we’ve been there, done that, nominee-wise, it’s even tougher for him. When you pile this on top of it, though? I suppose if Romney can overcome RomneyCare and McCain can overcome campaign finance reform, among other things, Christie can overcome a storm-related misjudgment. But listen to the Ingraham clip below (via the Daily Caller) when you’re done with the first one. Sound like a nominee in the making?

(watch the video clip)

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1 posted on 11/08/2012 4:52:51 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

democrats all over the nation were thanking Christie before the election for pulling off a win for Obama


2 posted on 11/08/2012 4:55:15 AM PST by dalebert
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To: Sir Napsalot
Remember, a presidential photo-op simple does not 'Just Happens'.

Christie can be kingmaker in NE blue states, if he wants to. But after his stunt, he will have zero chance on the national stage.

3 posted on 11/08/2012 4:59:44 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Why doesn’t this idiot just close his mouth. His blathering just looks foolish. Once people on the right make up their minds about someone’s behavior, they usually will not change it because someone lashes out at them. He’s not going to get back the love and good will he once had. He’s making it worse.


4 posted on 11/08/2012 4:59:54 AM PST by formosa (consider me galt)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I generally like Christie, but he gave the Democrats the exact photo ops and quotes he needed to ensure victory. A week out from the election, he contradicted the Romney core message that Obama could not work with the other side. This statement is absolute fact, as there is not a single example of him in four years cooperating on policy. No one. Romney’s angle, was Obama’s policies are bad and he is causing gridlock. That message was nowhere reflected in the vote.


5 posted on 11/08/2012 5:00:24 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Sure, and you wouldn’t say you eat too much...


6 posted on 11/08/2012 5:00:37 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Christie didn't really do much.

Yeah, we were all watching Romney try and diffuse a ticking time bomb. We were in the final seconds. Everything was going smooth but the pressure was definitely mounting. Romney was making his final moves... and Chirstie lumbers into the room and bellows, "I just talked to Bruce Springsteen on the phone!!! Obama is SO COOL!!" And then the bomb blew up in our face. But its no biggie. Maybe we can still save America in 2016. Who knows? The important thing is we got hear all about Christie sobbing on the phone with Bruce and taking long walks with Obama on the beach.

7 posted on 11/08/2012 5:04:44 AM PST by Casie
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The problem for Fatso is that undecided voters saw it as an embrace of Obama and then voted accordingly.


8 posted on 11/08/2012 5:11:05 AM PST by Leto
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To: Sir Napsalot

Enter Iago.

It was perfectly fine for Chris Christie to join with Obama in the wake of the crisis. But to lather the president with praise, calling his response to Sandy “outstanding” in the immediate aftermath of the storm was completely unjustified.

It was another act of treachery. (As the disaster unfolded, and with hundreds of thousands still without electric power as I write this, there is plenty of evidence that the leadership by Obama and federal agencies has been seriously lacking, as it has been from Christie and other state and local officials who have failed to adequately prepare and respond to the disaster.)

See:

Why Mitt Romney Lost

Newsmax ^ | Nov 7, 2012 | Christopher Ruddy

Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2012 6:53:31 AM by KeyLargo

Newsmax Why Mitt Romney Lost Wednesday, November 7, 2012 02:24 PM

By: Christopher Ruddy Newsmax

Christopher Ruddy’s Perspective: It was the worst of times and the worst of times.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2956927/posts


9 posted on 11/08/2012 5:13:01 AM PST by KeyLargo
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bump


10 posted on 11/08/2012 5:14:20 AM PST by foreverfree
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To: Sir Napsalot

I am still wondering if Christie did this on purpose, if none of the other governors in NY, CT and Nanny Bloomberg (all democrats) didn’t want the president, why would he ?


11 posted on 11/08/2012 5:19:00 AM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Sir Napsalot

May as well poke him with a fork - his political future is “done”.


12 posted on 11/08/2012 5:31:13 AM PST by Biff55 (A furore Normanorum libera nos, O Domine!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Shut up fat boy. YOU ARE SO DONE and you don’t even know it.


13 posted on 11/08/2012 5:32:51 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: PMAS

Christie is too much of a big mouth blubba butt to see how he was played. I am sure he noticed how other GOP Governors in other states were told to go pound sand when they had a disaster on their hands.

Christie was so unprepared for this disaster that he needed the closest security blanket he could find. LOL

Bloomie and thr RAT Governors knew they would get the help and they also knew that the Obama photo op would not have the political impact that a Christie/Obama slobberfest would have.

Christie fell for that empty chair in a heartbeat. Christie gave praise to an Obama, who had done nothing but board a helicopter, that will probably now tell him to go pound sand also now that he is no longer needed.

ugh, I am still seeing that visual of him standing there all tired,chubby, and bedraggled, behind a refreshed Obama.


14 posted on 11/08/2012 5:33:26 AM PST by dforest
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To: Sir Napsalot
Chris Christie: “I wouldn’t call what I did an embrace of Barack Obama”

What would you call it then, foreplay? Hell, you sure screwed the nation over with it!!

15 posted on 11/08/2012 5:35:37 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Sir Napsalot
Yea Yea go have another another donut you fat bastard.
16 posted on 11/08/2012 5:36:54 AM PST by angcat
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To: Sir Napsalot
Chris Christie: “I wouldn’t call what I did an embrace of Barack Obama”

That's because you're a fat, self-serving, New Jersey dumba$$...

17 posted on 11/08/2012 5:48:18 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: angcat

Someone push this whale back into the ocean.


18 posted on 11/08/2012 5:48:43 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Christie’s career is over. Good riddance.


19 posted on 11/08/2012 5:57:40 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I love the smell of flop sweat and fat in the morning. It smells like Christie.


20 posted on 11/08/2012 6:00:25 AM PST by FlipWilson
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To: Sir Napsalot

This fat bastard is beyond RINO.

He openly stated he did not care about the election and did everything except lock lips & swap spit with the One in public to show his love for him. He is now complicit in the destruction of America and is just as guilty as the commies.


21 posted on 11/08/2012 6:03:18 AM PST by redfreedom
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To: formosa

He’s making it worse.”

I couldn’t agree more with your statement.

At this point , the Gov. will not be able to change minds with his words. The image of him with Obama, and the words that he said are firmly etched into everyone’s memories. He will not be able to change that with his post-election protestations.

The jury is still out as to whether he purposely set out to hand Obama a lifeline in the election, or he was merely numb from dealing with the storm’s aftermath. But, his actions definitely had an impact, and they hurt Romney.

At this point, he would do well to close his mouth (for once).


22 posted on 11/08/2012 6:03:52 AM PST by MNGal
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To: formosa
Why doesn’t this idiot just close his mouth.

Sadly, his physician's been telling him that for years.

23 posted on 11/08/2012 6:14:39 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

No Chris you got down on your knees and ....ed him off!


24 posted on 11/08/2012 7:48:39 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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Christie is doing the politician two-steps:

First, he has tried to convince you that your eyes didn’t see what you saw. He’s just doing what the people elected him to do, and “not an embrace of Barackie”.

Flailing that, then Secondly, he’ll blame the right. Like I predicted yesterday, he’ll say “GOP Left Me”.

He’s dancing the two-step to a t.


25 posted on 11/08/2012 8:02:49 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: dforest

Consider that if Romney had won the election, did well and was elected to a 2nd term and the Paul Ryan ran for President after that in 2020, Chris Christie would have no chance to run for President until 2028.


26 posted on 11/08/2012 8:46:19 AM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Sir Napsalot

27 posted on 11/08/2012 10:35:18 AM PST by Fpimentel
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To: Sir Napsalot

28 posted on 11/08/2012 10:36:23 AM PST by Fpimentel
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To: Sir Napsalot

29 posted on 11/08/2012 10:38:22 AM PST by Fpimentel
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To: Fpimentel

You’ve got a friend in me
You’ve got a friend in me
When the road looks rough ahead,
And you’re miles and miles from your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said,
Boy, you’ve got a friend in me
Yeah, you’ve got a friend in me


30 posted on 11/08/2012 10:41:37 AM PST by Fpimentel
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To: Sir Napsalot

But it was. Literally and figuratively, a brace of Obama. At the absolutely most critical moment. Above and beyond the gushing that other governors have felt to proffer previously.


31 posted on 11/08/2012 11:18:59 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Sir Napsalot

But it was. Literally and figuratively, a brace of Obama. At the absolutely most critical moment. Above and beyond the gushing that other governors have felt to proffer previously.


32 posted on 11/08/2012 11:19:04 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Sir Napsalot

But it was. Literally and figuratively, a brace of Obama. At the absolutely most critical moment. Above and beyond the gushing that other governors have felt to proffer previously.


33 posted on 11/08/2012 11:19:04 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Grrrr. Sorry about that, and ‘a brace’ should have been ‘an embrace’.


34 posted on 11/08/2012 11:46:20 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
Right. Christie acted hastily, thought it was a good opportunity for his state (but mostly for himself).

Only now, after the election, he's trying to walk back his ‘slobbering over Obama’.

Watch the video clip, he looked like the implication just dawned on him. I wonder why his inner circle did not warn him it was a bad move. Esp. he was the ONLY one embracing Obama for Sandy.

35 posted on 11/08/2012 11:51:58 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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