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'I want to punch him in his head'
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Posted on 07/03/2011 12:30:36 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

'I want to punch him in his head' By: Maggie Haberman July 3, 2011 02:35 PM EDT

The Newark Star-Ledger has some explosive quotes from one of the two Democratic legislative leaders who recently reached a compromise on a pension reform bill with Gov. Chris Christie regarding the overall state budget:

Senate President Stephen Sweeney went to bed furious Thursday night after reviewing the governor’s line-item veto of the state budget.

He woke up Friday morning even angrier.

“This is all about him being a bully and a punk,” he said in an interview Friday.

“I wanted to punch him in his head.”

Sweeney had just risked his political neck to support the governor’s pension and health reform, and his reward was a slap across the face. The governor’s budget was a brusque rejection of every Democratic move, and Sweeney couldn’t even get an audience with the governor to discuss it.

“You know who he reminds me of?” Sweeney says. “Mr. Potter from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ the mean old bastard who screws everybody.”

This is not your regular budget dispute. This is personal. And it could have seismic impact on state politics.

A Christie spokesman didn't immediately respond to an email. But the pension deal was widely viewed as the antithesis to the bitter battle over union rights in Wisconsin.

And Sweeney's comments could be a harbinger of future rancor, as the nationally-watched governor pivots toward an education reform agenda by the end of the next legislative session.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: projection
Classy........
1 posted on 07/03/2011 12:30:37 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
He's more like that ****** bastard in the White House that's been screwin' all of America .. don'cha' think ?

'Cept Christie is lookin' out for the people and not you or your party .... get it?

2 posted on 07/03/2011 12:36:02 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Sub-Driver
“You know who he reminds me of?” Sweeney says. “Mr. Potter from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ the mean old bastard who screws everybody.”

Sweeney sounds like an officer in the FSA (Free Stuff Army).

How's that FSA crap working out in Connecticut, Sweeney?

3 posted on 07/03/2011 12:48:03 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Sub-Driver

As Senate President Stephen Sweeney and his cronies drive New Jersey into bankruptcy.


4 posted on 07/03/2011 12:49:05 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: knarf

Doncha just love the civility from the left?/sarc Punch him in the head. Yeah, just let him try. I think Gov. Christie would flatten the blowhard like a pancake.


5 posted on 07/03/2011 12:49:54 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Sub-Driver

No punch in the head ever fed a hungry child.

Make love, not war.

Can’t we all just get along?

Visualize World Peace.

Our Diversity is our Strength.

Are these not Liberal/Dem slogans? Which one was the guy acting on, who wanted to punch Christy in the head?


6 posted on 07/03/2011 12:53:13 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: kiryandil
“You know who he reminds me of?” Sweeney says. “Mr. Potter from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ the mean old bastard who screws everybody.”

That's the one thing I hated about "It's A Wonderful Life" - Potter never got his comeuppance - the mean old b*****d should have gone bankrupt. He stole that money!

7 posted on 07/03/2011 12:56:28 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh the civility ....


8 posted on 07/03/2011 12:57:05 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I wanted to punch him in his head.”

Yea, maybe twenty-five years ago maynerd...


9 posted on 07/03/2011 12:58:48 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Sub-Driver
“This is all about him being a bully and a punk,” he said in an interview Friday.

“I wanted to punch him in his head.”

Alright, you have proved that you are an idiot.

Christy seems to be p!$$!ng off all of the right people from my vantage point in PA.

10 posted on 07/03/2011 12:59:50 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: Sub-Driver
The Democrats are still in denial. They cannot see that things have changed in the country and we cannot go on spending in the ways we have, whether at the state or the federal level. They simply haven't grasped this concept. The day of reckoning is here but they haven't acknowledged it. Pathetic.
11 posted on 07/03/2011 1:02:34 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Once again, democrats show that they’re always - always - the first to invoke violence in a political discussion.

Of course, talking is pretty much the sum of their game.


12 posted on 07/03/2011 1:05:02 PM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: Fantasywriter

Make love, not war.
Can’t we all just get along?
Visualize World Peace.
Our Diversity is our Strength.
Are these not Liberal/Dem slogans? Which one was the guy acting on, who wanted to punch Christy in the head?

These are all silly slogans of the left and just about any intelligent person could have figured out they were all wrong. The only thing about liberalism that's consistent is that it's consistently wrong. It's really is a matter of the complete, total and absolute misunderstanding of the nature of human behavior. That's why liberalism always gets it wrong.

I can remember thinking just how stupid the driver of the car was who had the bumper sticker "Visualize World Peace" on their car. It's usually a fifty-something white woman who has chopped hair and a mean face.
13 posted on 07/03/2011 1:08:49 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like Sweeney met with Christie, made an agreement, then when Christie followed through Sweeney tells everyone the governor is throwing momma under the bus.

Typical Democrat strategy.


14 posted on 07/03/2011 1:10:07 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: He Rides A White Horse

“I wanted to punch him in his head.”

Hey punch-bowl - er’ punch-boy - We won!!!!


15 posted on 07/03/2011 1:11:31 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Sub-Driver
“This is all about him being a bully and a punk,” [Sweeney] said in an interview Friday. “I wanted to punch him in his head.”

They don't even listen to themselves. Why should anyone else listen to 'em?

16 posted on 07/03/2011 1:12:05 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Catsrus

To be fair, Christie said that someone should take a bat to Democrat state senator Loretta Weinberg a few weeks ago.


17 posted on 07/03/2011 1:18:05 PM PDT by goldi (')
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To: Sub-Driver

Ah...He stole that line from Mary Landrieu who told that to Bush after Katrina. Libs never come up with anything origional.


18 posted on 07/03/2011 1:20:12 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: jivin gene

It would appear so. I am watching Christie with interest, he seems immune to being pushed around by Democrats.


19 posted on 07/03/2011 1:21:40 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: truthguy

Liberals are mean, all right—as in really, really mean. Fifteen minutes on DemocraticUnderground will show you enough bile and hatred to last a year. I had an uber-lib boss one time. Mean as a snake. She was the rule, not the exeption.

If a conservative wanted to punch a Dem in the head, the story would be the former’s out of control anger and the danger he posed to the Dem. When it’s vice versa, it’s about how the bully Christy drove this reasonable, accommodating man over the edge. The bias is getting worse. Thank heaven for Breitbart.


20 posted on 07/03/2011 1:26:16 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Catsrus

Ya, has this good Democrat forgotten the lessons of Tucson? We’re supposed to avoid violent imagery and metaphors as we discuss the issues of the day.

How can we take this good Democrat seriously, when he violates the Democrats own rules about civilized political discourse???


21 posted on 07/03/2011 1:27:35 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Parley Baer

He’s my Freeholder. Actually he holds so many jobs - iron workers union boss, freeholder & state senate president. Now there’s a lot of pensions!

How he can all do three at the same time is just amazing!


22 posted on 07/03/2011 1:38:56 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gots to believe that if what Christie does is pissing off
Senate President Stephen Sweeney, then Christie must be doing a great job


23 posted on 07/03/2011 1:48:23 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) NO RINOs)
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To: Sub-Driver
When you have an illegal, evil, bastard like America has now in charge, and he's turning America into "Pottersville", then EVERYONE IS GOING TO HAVE TO GET MEAN IN ORDER TO FIGHT BACK.

Evil breeds evil, and contempt breeds contempt.
24 posted on 07/03/2011 2:05:06 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: Parley Baer

Drove...


25 posted on 07/03/2011 2:17:06 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Sweeney had just risked his political neck to support the governor’s pension and health reform, and his reward was a slap across the face.” How’s it feel to get double crossed Democrat scumbag?


26 posted on 07/03/2011 2:25:04 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Sub-Driver
O.K., Sweeney, you've had your say.

Now let's hear from Gov. Christie.

27 posted on 07/03/2011 2:28:47 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: SkyDancer
Understand your point, but IMHO we know his comeuppance was seeing George Bailey end up redeemed and beloved by the little people of Bedford Falls after he thought he finally had the boy cornered and crushed. Must have made that decades old burr Bailey Savings and Loan put under his wheelchair incontinence pad even more painful.

But that was nothing compared to what awaited Ol' Man Potter on the other side (no Clarence around to save him) after he croaked in a pool of his own bile. Sometimes letting the imagination of the audience fill in the blanks for themselves works just fine.

If they did a modern version of the film they would probably end it with a long shot of Potter being wheeled into a jail cell or at the Gates of Hell, but writers and directors in the 40's had a more literate, less spoon fed, and far more religiously faithful (e.g. ending with the little bell ringing and - wink! - Clarence got his wings) audience to play to.

But getting back to the article, it warms my heart to see Democrats out maneuvered and feeling like they've had a boot put up their a**. And that, I take it, is what you wanted to see happen to Potter.

28 posted on 07/03/2011 2:35:40 PM PDT by katana
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To: Sub-Driver
Oh, boy -- this is starting to get delightful.

"He’s mean-spirited," Sweeney said in the Friday interview. "He’s angry. If you don’t do what he says, I liken it to being spoiled, I’m going to get my way, or else."

And: "He’s a rotten prick."

ROFL.

This from Sweeney the Weenie, folks.

29 posted on 07/03/2011 2:38:48 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: FrankR
Give the President credit, it's Obamaville, not Pottersville.
30 posted on 07/03/2011 2:41:51 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now.)
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To: goldi
To be fair, Christie said that someone should take a bat to Democrat state senator Loretta Weinberg a few weeks ago.

What a ridiculous and sneaky comment.

The Governor said that the press should stop battering him with criticism over his pension bill and take the bat to Weinberg, who is double dipping with multiple public pensions, instead.

He was obviously speaking of the power of the pen and not literally talking about violence.

31 posted on 07/03/2011 3:20:43 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Catsrus

Does Sweeney hve an anchor tied to his a$$? Why not just do it, instead of mouthing off?

Or is it just another windbag who does’t have the guts to back up his words with action?


32 posted on 07/03/2011 3:24:53 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: rockrr

Looking at Sweeney here, now I know what became of Neanderthals.


33 posted on 07/03/2011 3:26:58 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: katana

Wasn’t it Uncle George who lost the money?


34 posted on 07/03/2011 3:29:11 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: katana

Thanks for that post. I see your point. But to me, imagined justice is no justice. There were three things involved when he stole that money. (1)He stole money and (2) he knew it would cause the bank to fail and (3) it would have hurt all those who had money in it i.e, loose their homes. So yep, I wanted to see ol’ Potter get his.


35 posted on 07/03/2011 3:32:05 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Catsrus

Really? from the pic, it could be a battle of titans.


36 posted on 07/03/2011 3:55:46 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Sub-Driver
“You know who he reminds me of?” Sweeney says. “Mr. Potter from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ the mean old bastard who screws everybody.”


37 posted on 07/03/2011 3:58:02 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: Sub-Driver
This tiff began when Democrats decided to draft their own budget, as an alternative to the governor’s and a means of contrasting their priorities with his.

The governor’s office wanted to negotiate a single budget instead. But they would not discuss it until an agreement was reached on pension and health reform, according to Sweeney and the chairmen of the budget committees in the Assembly and Senate. In the end, the reform wasn’t signed until Tuesday, just two days before the budget was due. So Christie took the Democratic plan, and pruned it with his line-item veto, without talking to Sweeney. When Democrats saw it, they considered it a declaration of war. It gave no ground to their priorities, and it came with a condescending lecture.

So deep in the article this was gleaned from, we find out the dems set up Christie and now are acting like a bunch of crybabies when he called their bluff

38 posted on 07/03/2011 4:15:55 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: jmacusa

I am not sure the uncle’s name was George too (I think he was Uncle Billy - swear I haven’t looked it up - but you may be right). The forgetful uncle who was giving Potter’s a piece of his mind in the street and forgot he slipped the deposit cash in the newspaper he gave Potter to brag about the article showing George’s brother getting the CM of H. Good eye!


39 posted on 07/03/2011 4:28:42 PM PDT by katana
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To: SkyDancer

Can’t blame you for wanting it, but it’s too late to complain to Frank Capra. Lionel Barrymore did play the perfect SOB.


40 posted on 07/03/2011 4:38:57 PM PDT by katana
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To: katana

I just like to vent about that movie (LOL) - especially to people who think it’s soooooo wonderful. That’s when I go off on old man Potter. Puts their knickers in a twist.


41 posted on 07/03/2011 5:02:22 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: katana

No you’re right, it was ‘’Uncle Billy’’. ‘’George’’ was George Bailey.


42 posted on 07/03/2011 5:12:03 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The new civility for the Twenty-First Century.


43 posted on 07/03/2011 5:51:29 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: SkyDancer

http://www.hulu.com/watch/115719/saturday-night-live-wonderful-life

This addresses your beef. ;-D


44 posted on 07/03/2011 6:05:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: wideawake

Oh, okay. I must have missed something. Thanks.


45 posted on 07/03/2011 6:08:34 PM PDT by goldi (')
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To: goldi

LOL. The English Parliament is a delight to watch. They get into fist fights and screaming matches. I’d love to see some of that in our political arena. Maybe I’m just bored? LOL


46 posted on 07/04/2011 9:11:09 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

I watched one of those parliamentary procedures years ago with Thatcher. Someone actually called her an old cow. She basically replied to him to bring it on. She loved it.

It was refreshing. I’m tired of hearing our so-called “statesmen” saying “My esteemed colleague, with all due respect, blah, blah, blah.”


47 posted on 07/04/2011 10:13:54 AM PDT by goldi (')
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To: Sub-Driver

civil rhetoric


48 posted on 07/04/2011 10:17:13 AM PDT by Scotswife
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