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Chris Christie, fierce Obama critic, praises presidentís response to Hurricane Sandy
Boston Globe ^ | Oct 30 2012 | Callum Borchers

Posted on 10/30/2012 8:37:13 PM PDT by WilliamIII

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To: dalebert

You are making many assumptions that have no basis in reality.

I am merely suggesting that the shellshocked Governor of NJ is no fool. He knows how much fiscal trouble he is in, and you can bet that the Chicago thug put a quid pro qou on those funds.

He is putting his state first and the smell of dirty politics is hanging in the air.

Clear enough for you?


51 posted on 10/30/2012 9:46:10 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: acapesket

Once again read my posts. First, Obama hasn’t done anything for NJ yet. Second, if Romney wins was it wise for NJ to practically swing the election to Obama in a bid to get aid? Federal aid will be needed for the next 2 years.

And yes, something more is up because when Christie was asked about Romney he became suddenly confused and said not a positive word. He could have said Romney was “supportive”, not even that.

Do you doubt that Obama is playing hardball with his power and that they threatened Christie? Take a look at what Obama has done withholding federal aid to states like Texas.


52 posted on 10/30/2012 9:48:14 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: acapesket

well I noticed he failed to mention Romney at all. you know after the convention he was on alot of shows and managed to put Eastwood down on all of them and no mention of Romney. I think he is out for whoever will scratch his back..this close to an election that makes him look bad.. he made it political by running his fat mouth


53 posted on 10/30/2012 9:51:23 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: acapesket

Based on your post 51, we agree. Don’t people understand how panicked the Obama team is, how desperate, Axelrod is Mr. Hardball, and this is a last minute golden opportunity.


54 posted on 10/30/2012 9:51:43 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: dalebert

I think Christie is in the process of “John Roberts-ing” us.

We’ll know for sure tomorrow after the cameras follow him and the Kenyan around the damage sites and then he is asked to comment on it.


55 posted on 10/30/2012 9:54:12 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: WilliamIII

Christie is working on his own re-election. Always looking forward with loads of Jersey democrat ass to kiss. He may be a RHINO at best.


56 posted on 10/30/2012 9:54:35 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: Andrei Bulba

Is that not what I just said? Quid pro Quo.
New Jersey is never going Romney period.
What the heck is Romney supposed to be offering to be “supportive of”?

R is nothing right now. (never will be in NJ)

Apparently you don’t understand east coast corruption/politics.


57 posted on 10/30/2012 9:54:52 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Jay Redhawk

Make that RINO.


58 posted on 10/30/2012 9:56:08 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: Jay Redhawk

On second thought maybe RHINO was the proper description of Christie.


59 posted on 10/30/2012 9:58:53 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: WilliamIII
Christie is a bag of hot air!

NJ was hit hard and I feel for those people.

I haven't seen hurricane damage this bad since cat 4 Ike hit Galveston and Houston.

60 posted on 10/30/2012 9:59:52 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: WilliamIII

No big deal. He is a politician who will likely seek a second term. No need for him to act confrontational while the whole nation is watching.


61 posted on 10/30/2012 10:00:05 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Mountain Mary

My very favorite hurricane moment was watching Shep blown off his feet and sent rolling down a Beaumont, TX, street when Rita was coming in.


62 posted on 10/30/2012 10:02:48 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: acapesket

First let me say my heart and prayers go out to all affected by this disaster.

But in my most humble opinion...there is no reason that a governor should have to kiss hiney or play politics to get disaster aid. I think I’ll lay that at The Won’s feet. Perhaps Christie has seen what he has done to Texas in the past.

Disaster aid is nothing more than our tax dollars.


63 posted on 10/30/2012 10:08:07 PM PDT by berdie
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To: acapesket
Rick Perry has handled many huuricanes without acting like Christi!

Hurricane Ike was at least equally as devastating to Galveston and Houston as Sandy was to NJ.

64 posted on 10/30/2012 10:10:43 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: WilliamIII

The areas of New York and New Jersey that were hit the hardest are all near the water. Who do you think lives in these areas? Certainly not poor people (with a few exceptions).

I live in Queens and I love going to Long Beach in the Summer. It reminds me so much of my native South Florida (particularly Dania and Hollywood beach). The West End of Long Beach has all these quaint bungalows. A lot of them are pretty tiny, no more than 800 sq. feet, and yet they still fetch half a million dollars. For a lot of people who live there, it’s just a Summer hangout, and they have apartments n Manhattan.

The Jersey Shore is also very pricey. And EVVIILLLLL Wall St was hit especially hard.

So in terms of economic demographics, this natural disaster in no way resembles the poor Blacks of New Orleans suffering the effects of Katrina. No Mayor Nagin making promises of rebuilding a “chocolate city”.

Yes, a lot of people have suffered the loss of property, and some, tragically, the loss of life. But for the most part, with the exception of some housing projects in Coney Island and Rockaway Beach, these are successful people with good jobs and money in the bank, living in some of the most expensive zip codes.

So if Obama tries to play the hero over the next several days to the affluent people who live in these affected areas, it will just reinforce the anger that all the people in the Midwest felt when Obama snubbed them when they were the victims of floods, wildfires and tornadoes. And in most of those areas, half a million dollars would buy you a helluva lot more than an 800 sq. foot bungalow.


65 posted on 10/30/2012 10:12:19 PM PDT by The Fop (Excuse me while I clean the saliva out of my racist dog whistle)
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To: Roklok

Correct. Another ass is Haley Barbour (former MS Governor) who supports Christie’s ill-timed and foolish comment.


66 posted on 10/30/2012 10:18:13 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: The Fop
Half a million $$ didn't buy the bungalows but the ground the bugalows sat on. For many of them the ground will be gone, can't be rebuilt. Those are the big losers.

Christie looked scared tonight. He better get over it because his real problems haven't even started. People are still in shock. Just wait 'til they get mad.

68 posted on 10/30/2012 10:26:00 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

Agreed. It’s all about location, location, location, not the actual structures.

I like those old bungalows, but plenty of people would say “half a million dollars for that little dump?”. Guess that’s why I live in an 1,100 sq. foot apartment in Queens, that I bought for the same price as a McMansion in flyover country. I’m a sucker for Old World charm and big city hustle and bustle. Did I say I was a sucker? Yeah, a really BIG sucker, since next to California, New York is the most mismanaged rip off state in the country. But what can I say, I love being a stealth Conservative in Liberal land.

But they’ll find some way to salvage these eroded areas. Beachfront property in the New York area is too desirable for people to just throw up their hands and walk away. If they could gentrify the most run down, dangerous areas of Manhattan, like the Lower East Side and Hell’s Kitchen, and turn them into a Disney Land for upscale hipsters, they’ll find a way to restore Long Beach and the Jersey Shore.


69 posted on 10/30/2012 10:46:58 PM PDT by The Fop (Excuse me while I clean the saliva out of my racist dog whistle)
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To: outofstyle

Exactly. Flies with honey, etc.


70 posted on 10/30/2012 10:50:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: WilliamIII

It’s less than 24hr since the storm and Christie is thanking obama and FEMA??! What did I miss?

What exactly have they done already for Christie?

Why would obama remove all the red tape? Is he buying his election by having FEMA do their stuff bypassing all rules and laws?

Considering all the insane paperwork we had to go through during Irene, something shady is going on with this deal with Christie.


71 posted on 10/30/2012 11:06:59 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: luvbach1
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/06/us/06rig.html

Didn't get any play but Elizabeth Birnbaum, head of the MMS, appointed by salazar and commander zero fell on her sword over the spill. Seems her agency gave BP waivers on testing the Blow Out Preventer on the well in question. Didn't hear a peep from the msm and could not find anything about it except...surprise...the NY Slimes.

72 posted on 10/30/2012 11:11:10 PM PDT by Eagles6 (DNC 2012 Convention: Celebrating infanticide and sodomy. Denying God.What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: acapesket
Froze in my chair; when Christie gave Obama a 'campaign endorsement' he is already using. New Jersey can recover from a hurricane. NJ - and no other State; and citizens therein; will recover from 'more' of Obama. Christy should have saved his bloviated praise for a 'private' call. Seemed a bit out of synch; given daylight had barely broken on this tragedy(in a manner of speaking and given 'real test' ahead.)

The only other thing worth noting about Christie; is if there was a contest as to who habitually mentions 'themselves' in their rhetoric 'more often'; Christie vs Obama; it might be a 'tie'.

(Impossible to keep up a count of how many 'I's and Christie's 'self referencing', "me"; frames almost every thought/sentence. MY state; MY decision; MY idea. . .I,I,I...me; me; me. Yes; a real challenger for Obama's record.)

There is a critical difference, of course; and that is what comes 'after' the self-reference. Christie offer serious solutions for the most part; beneficial to his State. Obama OTOH; does the precise opposite.

73 posted on 10/30/2012 11:14:01 PM PDT by cricket (The Middle Class: Thanks to Obama; those who have not yet been 'buried'; are now; shovel ready..)
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To: acapesket
Froze in my chair; when Christie gave Obama a 'campaign endorsement' he is already using. New Jersey can recover from a hurricane. NJ - and no other State; and citizens therein; will recover from 'more' of Obama. Christy should have saved his bloviated praise for a 'private' call. Seemed a bit out of synch; given daylight had barely broken on this tragedy(in a manner of speaking and given 'real test' ahead.)

The only other thing worth noting about Christie; is if there was a contest as to who habitually mentions 'themselves' in their rhetoric 'more often'; Christie vs Obama; it might be a 'tie'.

(Impossible to keep up a count of how many 'I's and Christie's 'self referencing', "me"; frames almost every thought/sentence. MY state; MY decision; MY idea. . .I,I,I...me; me; me. Yes; a real challenger for Obama's record.)

There is a critical difference, of course; and that is what comes 'after' the self-reference. Christie offer serious solutions for the most part; beneficial to his State. Obama OTOH; does the precise opposite.

74 posted on 10/30/2012 11:14:19 PM PDT by cricket (The Middle Class: Thanks to Obama; those who have not yet been 'buried'; are now; shovel ready..)
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To: acapesket; dalebert
Not like it hasn't happened before. 2 yrs ago in Feb we had almost 3' of wet, heavy snow. No power here a week and some areas for 3 weeks in subfreezing temps. Roads closed by downed trees for 2 days and it was volunteers that opened the roads. Not local, state or fed. No Obama "looking presidential", no tears from the governor, no relief convoys.

The only thing that obama is doing is taking advantage of this due to the closeness of the election. All he can do is declare a state of emergency at a federal level which directs taxpayer money to the affected areas.

we had worse hits back in the 70s. 7' in 2 days, no power for 5 weeks. We had to pull whole families out by snowmobile at 3 AM (4 miles, no gps, no cell phones or radios)

75 posted on 10/30/2012 11:41:00 PM PDT by Eagles6 (DNC 2012 Convention: Celebrating infanticide and sodomy. Denying God.What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: dalebert

Fat B@$t@rd deliberately praised Obama who to that point only talked to him on the phone.

Regardless of the praise,NJ will get federal funds so its a joke to think he is kissing zeros butt for that.

He is setting himself up. And yes, his convention speech was all about Fat B@$t@rd. he didn’t help Mitt at all.

Don’t trust him.


76 posted on 10/31/2012 4:30:39 AM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: The Fop

I love the charm of bungalows. And, I have always wanted to live in a brownstone...for about a year. Then...back to trees.


77 posted on 10/31/2012 7:21:07 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Eagles6

EXACTLY..regardless of the politicians Americans get the job done and they dont have to go bawling all over to do it.


78 posted on 10/31/2012 7:24:30 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

Yeah. You have to be ready to fend for yourself. At least it seems for the most part that the NY & NJ folks had enough sense to get the heck out of the way, unlike a lot of the Katrina “victims” in NO.


79 posted on 10/31/2012 10:46:53 PM PDT by Eagles6 (DNC 2012 Convention: Celebrating infanticide and sodomy. Denying God.What could possibly go wrong?)
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