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Gov. Christie: Obama deserves "great credit" for storm response
CBS News ^ | October 30th, 2012 | CBS News

Posted on 10/30/2012 6:14:40 AM PDT by KantianBurke

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2016 GOP nominee anyone?
1 posted on 10/30/2012 6:14:44 AM PDT by KantianBurke
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To: KantianBurke

CBS playing politics....see see Odungo is great, Bush bad bad


2 posted on 10/30/2012 6:16:32 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: KantianBurke

I’m a big Christie fan, but if Romney wins Tuesday, he’ll be the nominee.


3 posted on 10/30/2012 6:17:06 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: KantianBurke

Can we make it through the next election before readying the 2016 circular firing squad?


4 posted on 10/30/2012 6:17:19 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: KantianBurke

“Credit” would have been fine for Christie to say...”great credit” was way over the line.


5 posted on 10/30/2012 6:18:58 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: KantianBurke

2016 GOP nominee anyone?
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How about “Bozo of the Year”? Helping us lose two in the bag Senate races and now promoting O. What is he thinking? Surely not 2016. That’s laughable.


6 posted on 10/30/2012 6:19:19 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: KantianBurke

And this was the guy that Coulter said we couldn’t win without.


7 posted on 10/30/2012 6:19:35 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 1rudeboy

Its never too early to expose RINOs as much as that troubles bots like you.


8 posted on 10/30/2012 6:19:46 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

He has to pass reelection next year first anyway.


9 posted on 10/30/2012 6:20:13 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: KantianBurke
Gov. Christie: Obama deserves "great credit" for storm response

For making a few phone calls? Too bad he couldn't have done the same with Benghazi?

Christie has a tendency to over-exaggerate.

10 posted on 10/30/2012 6:21:19 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( For AMERICA's sake: Vote for the Mormon, NOT the muslim; The Capitalist, NOT the Communist! FUBO!)
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To: KantianBurke
Even funnier is your implication that Christie's disapproval of Obama's hurricane response would somehow "qualify" him for the 2016 nomination. Breathtakingly stupid, even by your standards.
11 posted on 10/30/2012 6:21:38 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Gay State Conservative

I disagree. He is known nationally as a Romney spokesman. He cannot be perceived to be playing politics with the storm. He is going out of his way to be nice so the MSM cannot portray him as a Romney attack dog damning the President with faint praise.


12 posted on 10/30/2012 6:21:43 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: KantianBurke

Obama’s only motivation is his image for the election. Sorry...but that is how I see it.

At this point, I do not know what motivated Christie’s “GREAT credit” remark about the present inhabitant of the White House.


13 posted on 10/30/2012 6:22:34 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Gay State Conservative

His demeanor in Fox & Friends this AM was troubling. Christie was absolutely pissed when they asked if Romney might come tour the damage but then waxed poetic about how wonderful Obama had been, and how he’d called him three times yesterday.

If this narrative of Obama = great leader in tough times continues (and you better believe Romney will now either be silenced or ignored or painted as insincere), it could very well affect this election. Thanks, Chris!


14 posted on 10/30/2012 6:23:28 AM PDT by LittleSpotBlog
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To: wideawake

What storm? It’s bad enough the press overhyped Sandy, let’s not do it here. I mean, this hurricane fizzled. There is no disaster.


15 posted on 10/30/2012 6:23:49 AM PDT by Outraged At FLA
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To: KantianBurke
2016 GOP nominee anyone?

No, thanks. For starters, loudmouth, fat guy, Jersey/NYC attitude doesn't go over well with a lot of people.

16 posted on 10/30/2012 6:24:00 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: KantianBurke
2016 GOP nominee anyone?

NO!

Great Christie let FEMA into his state to do its job unlike the dem gov. of Louisiana when Bush was president....Yes, Christie deserves credit for not playing politics with a state disaster...rah, rah Christie....OK I am done.

17 posted on 10/30/2012 6:24:33 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: KantianBurke

Christie was on with the Friends as well...they asked if Mitt or Barry were visiting and he slammed them with—I don’t give a DAMN about presidential politics right now, there are lives at stake, etc. He then concluded that Barry called him three times to offer whatever he needed and for that he will commend him.


18 posted on 10/30/2012 6:24:37 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: 1rudeboy

awww don’t worry bot. Even if the RNC cuts off your allowance you’ll always have Dubya’s “Daily Dose” threads to oogle.


19 posted on 10/30/2012 6:25:09 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

Diplomatic-speak for “Give me money!”.


20 posted on 10/30/2012 6:25:28 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: wideawake

I don’t think most Americans want to see this disaster politicized. I know I don’t. If Christie is satisfied with Obama’s response for NJ, what is wrong with saying so? That being said, my worry is now the media is pointing at Romney’s statement regarding getting rid of FEMA. If FEMA performs well, people will not agree with Romney.


21 posted on 10/30/2012 6:25:47 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: KantianBurke

You sound . . . angry. Gary Johnson not polling as well as you hoped?


22 posted on 10/30/2012 6:27:17 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SumProVita

OMG WTH is Christie doing????!!!! We could lose NJ and NY!!!!

Seriously, the only people that Obama will score points with on the hurricane are the libs in NY and NJ. Everyone else has a brain and cognitive thinking skills.


23 posted on 10/30/2012 6:27:18 AM PDT by BuckeyeGOP
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To: 1rudeboy

24 posted on 10/30/2012 6:28:32 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

Can’t this guy keep his mouth shut??? All he had to say was “The Federal Gov’t has been helpful and we appreciate it”

Don’t even mention Bammy Boy


25 posted on 10/30/2012 6:29:59 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: MrB

Christie is an egomaniac. He wants Obama to win so he can get the nomination is 2016. That was obvious when he gave his lame keynote convention speech.


26 posted on 10/30/2012 6:31:37 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: wideawake
I disagree. He is known nationally as a Romney spokesman. He cannot be perceived to be playing politics with the storm. He is going out of his way to be nice so the MSM cannot portray him as a Romney attack dog damning the President with faint praise.

I take your side in this. The last thing they need right now is for the Romney campaign, or his spokesmen, to be seen politicizing a natural disaster. Romney used his campaign bus to aid hurricane relief. That speaks volumes more than slamming Obama. I think Christie's playing this smart.

27 posted on 10/30/2012 6:31:37 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: KantianBurke

Are there any other RINOs that need “exposing?” I’m particularly concerned about the 2024 election. /s


28 posted on 10/30/2012 6:33:26 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: KantianBurke

Christie should avoid praising Obama. There are politically tactful ways to do so without hurting Romney. Unfortunately, Christie is playing to his left-leaning NJ electorate.


29 posted on 10/30/2012 6:33:30 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: LittleSpotBlog
His demeanor in Fox & Friends this AM was troubling.

I missed that, but I'm more than disappointed - and somehow not surprised. Other news outlets (like ABC) are already reporting about the adoring things he said about 0.

Like you said, "Thanks, Chris!"

30 posted on 10/30/2012 6:34:02 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: KantianBurke

0bama excels in areas where the decision is so obvious that even a 5 year old would know what to do.

Otherwise,was Kissie damning 0turd with praise or
is he just a big suck up?


31 posted on 10/30/2012 6:34:18 AM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: KantianBurke

Hey Chris......he’s the PRESIDENT....This is his JOB!! geesh....do you think Obama would say, “Gov. Christie is doing an excellent job”?? NO, because it IS the JOB!!


32 posted on 10/30/2012 6:34:35 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: KansasGirl

That was my thought. He’s subtly undercutting Romney to position himself for the next election.


33 posted on 10/30/2012 6:35:56 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: dennisw
Can’t this guy keep his mouth shut??? All he had to say was “The Federal Gov’t has been helpful and we appreciate it” Don’t even mention Bammy Boy

Exactly. Why help the "media" manufacture the narrative that Obama is "leading?"

34 posted on 10/30/2012 6:36:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: SumProVita
Obama’s only motivation is his image for the election. Sorry...but that is how I see it.

At this point, I do not know what motivated Christie’s “GREAT credit” remark about the present inhabitant of the White House.

I heard an O-bot here at work yesterday say "wow, this hurricane will give Obama a chance to show his leadership skills". Before Katrina, people didn't look to the president for "leadership" during and after hurricanes. Aside form declaring a federal disaster area, the POTUS has diddly to do with hurricanes. However, after Katrina, the MSM used it as an excuse to blast Bush for lack of leadership, thus setting up Obama as a " great leader".

I would have prefered to see tough-guy Christie continue on his line of "not caring about politics at a time like this" by not singling out the POTUS for acclaim because Obama hasn't got anything to do with it. We knew the narrative from the beginning would be "look at how great and studly Obama is during a crisis"; and Christie joined in with it.

35 posted on 10/30/2012 6:36:54 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: ScottinVA; dennisw

Completely agree with you guys. Christie is shrewd. He knew exactly what he was doing. Christie is the type of guy who stabs you in the back with a smile on his face, and then acts offended if you have the nerve to call hi. Out on it! Ughhh! I can’t stand him, and I sure as hell would never trust him!


36 posted on 10/30/2012 6:41:02 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: KantianBurke

FU Christie. I’m without power and even im not blaming the guy I hate more than anything for what is a natural disaster. All I have to say is this country owes president bush a major league apology.


37 posted on 10/30/2012 6:42:29 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Outraged At FLA

Okay, chill out. The people in those states have a real nightmare in their hands. It was a bad, really bad storm in a heavily populated area. We still don’t know how bad it is because they are just now assessing their damages and seeing if there are dead folks out there.

In fairness, many of us are so used to the MSM overhyping things, that when it is really bad, we tend to mistrust them, mainly because they play politics with everything and always twist it to aid the democrats.

The GOP Governors, like Christie have a giant mess on their hands an know they better do well or the MSM will skewer them. They also are going out of their way to keep Romney from being dragged in and accused of politicizing the storm. The MSM would love to do that.

I thought he went a overboard thanking Obama, but he was asked a question that would have dragged Romney into it and he reacted. He also looked exhausted.

just saying


38 posted on 10/30/2012 6:43:03 AM PDT by dforest
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To: KantianBurke

Chubby the Hut tries to damage Romney so that he can have a shot at 2016. If that goes down... we will start on a new TEA Party November 7.

LLS


40 posted on 10/30/2012 6:45:58 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: BuckeyeGOP

“Seriously, the only people that Obama will score points with on the hurricane are the libs in NY and NJ. Everyone else has a brain and cognitive thinking skills.”

Disagree. There are too many sheeple out there, and there is enough time for the Lames to build up Zero as being so brilliant in a crisis, where meany-pants W was inept and uncaring.

Already the Lames are declaring another ‘gaffe’ by Romney for his FEMA statement, which they are playing ad nauseum...

And THANKS A LOT Christie, for giving the Lames their sound-bite to be shown over and over.


41 posted on 10/30/2012 6:46:21 AM PDT by ShovelThemOut
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Christie lowered the flags to half staff for which addict??

Did he lower them for Stevens?

42 posted on 10/30/2012 6:46:56 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: ilovesarah2012

He politicized it this morning with his very rude response to Fox & friends. It was a legitimate question.


43 posted on 10/30/2012 6:47:37 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: KantianBurke

he could just shut his mouth


44 posted on 10/30/2012 6:47:37 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: RoosterRedux
I’m a big Christie fan, but if Romney wins Tuesday, he’ll be the nominee.

Let's hope not on both counts.

45 posted on 10/30/2012 6:47:43 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Right Wing Assault; All

While I don’t like it, Christie can’t afford as a Romney surrogate to appear to be playing politics at all.

IF HE EVEN SAID ANYTHING THAT APPEARED LESS THAN POSITIVE about Obama’s response, it would be the leading news of the day and be tied to Romney.

Sorry folks, but Christie’s right here.


46 posted on 10/30/2012 6:48:20 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: KantianBurke

He’s first and foremost an attention-seeking politician. Besides praising The Worst President Ever because he had several ego-building calls from the White House, his other concern was possibly rescheduling Halloween “for the children.”

Gack....sounds like a Democrat to me.


47 posted on 10/30/2012 6:48:27 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Gay State Conservative
I noticed the Weather channel had the Fema guy on and twice he said it was unprecedented...blah...blah...blah to have disaster relief available so soon, and mentioned the prez at least twice and then WC mentioned only the names of the prez, the ny democrat gov and the conn democrat gov....nothing about Christie...

political...this is going to be political...

48 posted on 10/30/2012 6:49:08 AM PDT by cherry
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To: KantianBurke
Isn't that Obamas job?Like he let men die in Libya and watched them die .Guess what he is still on the campaign trail while doing his job for a change..Obama is a filthy communist and would love to see all of us Christians dead..He cant kill us unless he is reelected..
49 posted on 10/30/2012 6:50:21 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Miss Didi

What an idiot. “Presidential Politics” is probably the most important thing going on in the country right now. Whether you like it or not the next President will decide the fate of many more lives than the hurricane. The time for politics is now Christie. The fact that you don’t get that is a problem


50 posted on 10/30/2012 6:51:21 AM PDT by wiseprince
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