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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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To: Outraged At FLA; dirtboy

Actually, everyone WAS initially saying that New Orleans had dodged the bullet. They thought Katrina was going to make a direct hit as a category 3, and they weren’t sure the levees would hold. But then, Katrina made a swing to the east of New Orleans, putting it on the less powerful side of the hurricane.

And then, after the hurricane passed, the levee broke and flooded the 9th Ward.


101 posted on 10/30/2012 8:07:37 AM PDT by Purrcival (Romney/Ryan 2012 -- let's do this!!)
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To: Outraged At FLA
First of all, there were many people who initially thought NOLA had dodged a bullet. The fact that you don't know that shows just how poorly you follow the news. Second, insurance companies don't cover flood damage. A federal program does. So insurance companies are not facing a lot of liability here - from your own article, of the $15 billion in damage from Irene, insurance companies paid $5 billion.

But seriously, only a complete clueless idiot would belittle the Jersey Shore getting flooded and the widespread impact on the lives of those who live and work there that such represents.

And third, just how is being realistic about what happened helping Obama? If anything, a jerk like you posting on a conservative website makes us look bad.

104 posted on 10/30/2012 8:14:24 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Outraged At FLA

Says the fake tough guy on the anonymous website. Josh Watts, is this you?


105 posted on 10/30/2012 8:19:10 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: FR_addict

I thought his RNC speech actually hurt Romney..he doesnt know when to stop talking


106 posted on 10/30/2012 8:21:06 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: KantianBurke
What is this guy thinking!?!

Yeah, the election is in a week, now is the time to start praising Obozo! Never mind how much damage he has done to this country! -- he called me three times yesterday!

107 posted on 10/30/2012 8:21:46 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: dirtboy
Second, insurance companies don't cover flood damage. A federal program does.

Wrong, there is flood insurance for those who buy the insurance. Every property owner knows if they are in a flood plain and the insurance is offered to them. The problem again is those who don't buy the insurance or have accepted the risk but now want to shift the risk to others. The other problem is the govt taking a non market approach to make us obligated to them.

The last go around the govt bought out a lot of properties that were in a flood plain. Now in my area, they haul in 3 feet of dirt to build on the flood plan and cause that water to flood other properties.

108 posted on 10/30/2012 8:34:02 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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To: PeterPrinciple

But what many Americans may not know is that this $1.3 billion was a bill footed by the federal government, which underwrites the vast majority of flood insurance across the nation. Historically, insurance companies have been wary of offering flood insurance to homeowners because the risks associated with flood insurance are difficult to forecast, so any private insurance that had been offered was prohibitively expensive for average homeowners.

http://business.time.com/2012/10/30/should-the-federal-government-be-subsidizing-flood-insurance/#ixzz2AnTzv575


109 posted on 10/30/2012 8:46:04 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: KantianBurke
Great Credit!!!?

What else is obama going to say?...'Not I will not allocate relief money to Jew Jersey, a possible Romney state?" Obama did not do something deserving of great credit. He took other peoples money and is redistributing it to people who did not earn it. Fine. That is what we Americans would do. But give 'credit' to the Americans who actually provide the money which obama spreads around for his own political advancement.

110 posted on 10/30/2012 9:01:23 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (,)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

I saw him on FOX this morning and the guy was bad tempered and arrogant.
He needs to understand there is an election and it is not just about him, this is about the country and him praising bozo the clown is only going to help bozo and him not Romney , or the country.

As for the storm, yes it was storm but hardly storm of the decade, talk about hype .The NY/NJ is not all of America, it;s part of America


111 posted on 10/30/2012 9:29:51 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: KantianBurke

The One deceived voters in 2008. He promised this would be the moment in history when the oceans receded. WTF is this storm surge about? He didn’t mention any storm surge before the end of his term.


112 posted on 10/30/2012 9:30:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: dirtboy

The point is the subsidized insurance is available. there should be no further govt involvement.


113 posted on 10/30/2012 9:41:19 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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To: PeterPrinciple

My point was that flood damage does not represent a liability for private insurers, hence the bulk of the damage from this storm does not represent a liability to them.


114 posted on 10/30/2012 10:06:07 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: SumProVita
At this point, I do not know what motivated Christie’s “GREAT credit” remark about the present inhabitant of the White House.

Really? You can't?

If Romney loses, Christie instantly becomes the front runner for 2016. If Romney wins, Christie will probably never be President.

115 posted on 10/30/2012 10:28:01 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: wideawake; The Sons of Liberty

Thanks for your perspective: with Cristie as a major spokesman for Romney, this statement really is the best way to avoid “playing politics” with the storm. That, plus the earlier poster’s observation that “Christie has a tendency to over-exaggerate.” which for clarity I would modify as: “Christie has a tendency to super-mountain-over-exaggerate with far over-the-top rhetorical excesses.”, has reversed my initial reaction to his “great credit”.

Most people who know Christie will read this as “Obama did his job for a change.” People who are enemies of Christie will put this statement in ads that others will laugh at regarding the ability for Christie to show his enemies’ gullibility.


116 posted on 10/30/2012 10:36:21 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: BlueStateRightist

Right now, Christie has more to be concerned about than his left-leaning electorate. It seems clear that there are persons who may still be in need of rescue from life-threatening areas, and some communities needing resources to do that.


117 posted on 10/30/2012 10:39:15 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Purrcival

What Christie said is what ANY governor of a devastated state would say. SMART. He knows the election is in the bag for Romney anyway, so this won’t hurt Romney or him one bit. Prayers out for all those who are in such dire situations right now in the NY/NJ area.


118 posted on 10/30/2012 10:57:13 AM PDT by adc
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To: Blue Turtle

I do agree after thinking some more that Christie took it too far, but he was trying to avoid appearing negative in this situation.

Right movie, but he has gone too far with it.


119 posted on 10/30/2012 11:03:24 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: KantianBurke

Well, it’s hard, even for an accomplished liar like POTUS, to deny a hurricane. So he did what he was supposed to...does he get an award for that? POTUS shoveled out money (ours) and went into his hidey-hole, sucking his thumb.


120 posted on 10/30/2012 11:39:01 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
What is it with Christie and other Republicans....don't THEY know that you NEVER say anything good or positive about your ENEMY, THE SOCIALIST OBOMA. Christie should only be commenting on what HE is doing as it pertains to the storm..he should not be complimenting or speaking positively about obozo in any way...only speak of obozo when you catch the Socialist liar attempting to damage the Conservatives/Republicans/Citizens of the USA.

Anything obozo does is only done for the good POLITICAL effect it may have. Why is it that Christie and other Republicans have to kiss the butt of oboma occasionally?...do they hope to receive a perk here or there from obozo in return?...does Christine receive perks from obozo?

Christie is suppose to be so outspoken, hard hitting, and yet his so-called strategy against obozo plays right in to obozo’s hands...Christie kisses obozo’s butt and someone should grab him by his chubby jowels and enlighten him to the fact that We The People see right through that ploy, and kick HIS azz for the moves he makes that aid and abet the ENEMY OBOZO.

121 posted on 10/30/2012 12:38:24 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Gay State Conservative
What is it with Christie and other Republicans....don't THEY know that you NEVER say anything good or positive about your ENEMY, THE SOCIALIST OBOMA. Christie should only be commenting on what HE is doing as it pertains to the storm..he should not be complimenting or speaking positively about obozo in any way...only speak of obozo when you catch the Socialist liar attempting to damage the Conservatives/Republicans/Citizens of the USA.

Anything obozo does is only done for the good POLITICAL effect it may have. Why is it that Christie and other Republicans have to kiss the butt of oboma occasionally?...do they hope to receive a perk here or there from obozo in return?...does Christine receive perks from obozo?

Christie is suppose to be so outspoken, hard hitting, and yet his so-called strategy against obozo plays right in to obozo’s hands...Christie kisses obozo’s butt and someone should grab him by his chubby jowels and enlighten him to the fact that We The People see right through that ploy, and kick HIS azz for the moves he makes that aid and abet the ENEMY OBOZO.

122 posted on 10/30/2012 12:38:26 PM PDT by itssme
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To: SumProVita

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

I think the answer is within the story — Obama speeded up declaring NJ a disaster area “without all the red tape.” Remember, Christie represents a Blue state and is up for re-election next year, so he has everything to gain by cozying up to Obama.


123 posted on 10/30/2012 12:49:57 PM PDT by lquist1
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To: Fishtalk

I’m trying to analyze Christie; he has some very good things to say at times, often things everyone is thinking, but no one else will say, but a lot of the time he just doesn’t seem to know when to STFU. He’s a bloviator who seems to think he has to be expelling hot air 100% of the time.


124 posted on 10/30/2012 12:52:52 PM 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: lquist1

Not buying it. He could have easily praised the President’s efforts and those of various federal agencies in expediting the relief efforts here in NJ... without getting on his knees.


125 posted on 10/30/2012 12:53:50 PM PDT by paul544
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To: Outraged At FLA

Oh really? Ask the folks on top of their roofs. Ask the folks who are without power for a long while (me included)...I finally bought a portable internet server so I can use the computer without power...best money I spent. Anyway, it is EASY to say the storm was no big deal when you don’t deal with it. You sound like those nuts who said 9/11 was no big deal.


126 posted on 10/30/2012 1:40:48 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: wideawake
He is known nationally as a Romney spokesman.

Well then Romney's in trouble. Just last night Cristie said "I could give a damn about the Presidential election."

127 posted on 10/30/2012 1:52:19 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: napscoordinator
I'm glad you didn't see the thread that was just pulled.

Bottom line is this: if people do not take care of people, Obama has a GREAT argument for the GOVERNMENT doing it for us.

And those who advocate against caring because of the region in the country where the disaster took place, it only makes for a great Obama ad.

128 posted on 10/30/2012 2:00:16 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: Outraged At FLA

> 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.

Tell that to my Dad on Long Island whose house is now filled with water.

Don’t be a jerk about this.


129 posted on 10/30/2012 3:09:01 PM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: adc

This election is not “in the bag” yet.

I don’t know if you actually watched Fox and Friends this morning with Christie’s comments, but I did.

He was rude and ridiculously over the top. He was simply asked about Romney going to NJ and he lost it.

Sorry Christie... I do think this election is important. Yes even more important than this disaster. We can and will recover from Sandy, but we will NEVER recover from another Obama term.
Actually as I type this I just heard the talking heads talk about Christie’s praise.

Christie’s praise of a man that deserves none was wrong. I am really pissed off about it. Thank God Romney didn’t choose him for VP. You would never hear this crap coming out of Ryan’s mouth.


130 posted on 10/30/2012 3:53:46 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence)
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To: Aurorales

Christie was just on with Shepard Smith; he looked like he just woke up with a horse’s head in his bed. More praise of Obama.. .and “peoples’ lives are more important than politics. He looked like a big fat rat to me. You know that they will be using him in a political ad for the worthless commie.


131 posted on 10/30/2012 4:48:18 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: fireman15

You’re correct.

Right when I heard that fat rhino say it, I knew the rat party was going to use it in an ad.

Everyone on this thread defending Christie should know that his words will be spread wider than Jersey.


132 posted on 10/30/2012 5:32:37 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence)
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To: paul544

“Not buying it. He could have easily praised the President’s efforts and those of various federal agencies in expediting the relief efforts here in NJ... without getting on his knees.”

I agree — not defending Christie, just giving you the likely reasoning as to why he did what he did. He could have easily done this a lot more low-key, but this is a prime example of why I would not support this guy for POTUS. He’s been great in some areas (like tough on unions), but at times he seems to go out of his way to look bi-partisan and in the past even criticize Republicans for no good reason. And let’s not forget in 2010 he endorsed Mike Castle for DE Senator — one of the biggest RINOS out there.

Bottom line — Christie is not a reliable conservative and we would be making a huge mistake to back him whenever he might decide to run.


133 posted on 10/30/2012 7:33:02 PM PDT by lquist1
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To: FR_addict

I noticed he is still out flapping his jaws and haveing a love fest for Obama ...never mentioned all the Romney had done..all O dis is what every president does. when bush ordered state of emergencies he was cursed..nothing was ever enough..now Christie cant praise Obama enough..lol..does Obama have his fbi file?


134 posted on 10/30/2012 7:39:38 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: KantianBurke

Does not matter whatvCheistie does. He could endorse Obama and Obama would still lose.


135 posted on 10/30/2012 10:30:57 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: KantianBurke; GOPsterinMA

Shut your mouth fat ass. (Talking to Chris not you Burke ;) )


136 posted on 10/31/2012 2:20:19 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Really? You can’t?

_____________________________

Correct. I cannot. I am not God. I cannot read hearts.

Anyone who claims to ...is merely speculating.


137 posted on 10/31/2012 4:07:05 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Outraged At FLA

No disaster???


138 posted on 10/31/2012 6:36:20 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: KantianBurke

All I can say is I’m really REALLY grateful Christie is not our nominee. I like his personality sometimes- but I don’t trust him.

This would have been a good time for him to say - we appreciate the president’s response. PERIOD.


139 posted on 10/31/2012 6:42:25 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SumProVita
Correct. I cannot. I am not God. I cannot read hearts. Anyone who claims to ...is merely speculating.

This is an internet forum. Speculation is what we do. That's why the internet was invented.

140 posted on 10/31/2012 7:41:38 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Aurorales

“This election is not “in the bag” yet.”
I repeat: The election is in the bag for Romney, by a landslide.

I don’t know if you actually watched Fox and Friends this morning with Christie’s comments, but I did.”
I watched live, thank you.

“He was rude and ridiculously over the top.”
It often works with annoying reporters.

but we will NEVER recover from another Obama term.”
I repeat: The election is in the bag for Romney.

“Christie’s praise of a man that deserves none was wrong.”
Human devastation always needs to appear more important than politics. It’s the way it is.

Hope you are safe. . .


141 posted on 10/31/2012 9:49:19 AM PDT by adc
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To: adc

Gov. Christie’s over the top antics to the polite and important question he was asked is about one thing only: His ego.

I hope you are correct about the election.

The “human devastation” caused by the Obama presidency is a much larger problem then this natural disaster. I will stand by that statement. The repercussions of obama are felt throughout this nation, and will for years to come. Our nation will survive and overcome this storm.


142 posted on 10/31/2012 12:37:38 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence)
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To: Alter Kaker

That’s why the internet was invented.

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Lol...!!!!


143 posted on 10/31/2012 1:57:25 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Alter Kaker

That’s why the internet was invented.

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Lol...!!!!


144 posted on 10/31/2012 1:58:34 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Aurorales

Steve Doocy asked Christie if there was “any possibility that Governor Romney may go to New Jersey to tour some of the damage with you?” Now I like the Doocys, and the question itself was innocent, but it leaves open the possibility of Christie using the disaster as a political score. He wanted to stay far away from that, and I stand by my conclusion that he was correct not to fall into that trap.

I couldn’t feel more strongly that this will be an unprecedented win for Romney.

“The “human devastation” caused by the Obama presidency is a much larger problem then this natural disaster.”
Couldn’t agree more.


145 posted on 10/31/2012 6:09:34 PM PDT by adc
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To: KantianBurke

Mutual Admiration Society (1956)

We belong to a mutual
Admiration society
My baby and me
We belong to a mutual
Admiration society

I think he's handsome
And he's smart
He thinks that
I'm a work of art
I say that he's
The greatest man
And likewise he's
My biggest fan

I say his kisses
Are like wine
He says they're not
As good as mine
And that's the way
We pass the time of day

My baby and me
We belong to a mutual
Admiration society

We belong to a mutual
Admiration society
My baby and me
We belong to a mutual
Admiration society

He says, oh
You're the sweetest one
I say, no
You're the sweetest one
He claims that I'm a natural
When I say it's
Just the opposite

The only fighting
That we do is
Just who loves
Who more than who

And we go like that
From night til dawn
My baby and me

We belong to a mutual
Admiration society

Now I do not exaggerate
I think he's nothing
Short of great
He says that kind of flattery
Will get you any place with me

The way we carry on
It tends to just
Embarass all our friends
And that is how we'll
Still be years from now

My baby and me
We belong to a mutual
Admiration society
My baby and me
My baby and me


146 posted on 11/01/2012 6:52:18 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: BillyBoy

My opinion of fat ass has declined in recent months.


147 posted on 11/02/2012 4:23:23 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Iron Munro

wow that’s one disturbing image.


148 posted on 11/04/2012 11:47:01 AM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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