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Chris Christie Plays Role of Greek Column for the Obama Reelection Campaign
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 31, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 10/31/2012 3:47:08 PM PDT by Kaslin

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RUSH: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has decided to play the role of a Greek column today for President Obama. Obama and Chris Christie will tour the Jersey shore. Who lives on the shoreline, Snerdley? That's exactly right. The one percent live on the beach. It isn't cheap, Rachel. I don't know if you know this or not. It isn't cheap to live on the beach anywhere. Well, there are a couple places, but, I mean, for the most part.

President Obama and the Greek column, Chris Christie, will be walking the coastline, viewing properties owned by the one-percenters, to whom Barack Obama has said, "You didn't build that. You didn't make that happen."

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RUSH: To the phones we go and we're gonna start in Hoover, Alabama. It's Michelle. Great to have you on the program. Hello.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. It's an honor to talk to you for the third time, so I'm gonna try not to be nervous this time.

RUSH: You don't sound nervous at all.

CALLER: Okay, well, that's good. Couple questions for you. It's kind of a two-part question. First, do you think that what Chris Christie is doing and how he's, you know, basically campaigning with Obama today, if that hurts or helps Obama or hurts or helps Romney? And, you know, the other point I wanted to ask you about is, you know, in 2008 when Obama and McCain were campaigning and McCain suspended his campaign, and Obama came out and basically said, "Look, if you can't do both, you know, as president you gotta be able to juggle both, then you don't deserve to be president." Well, he doesn't seem to be able to be juggling both.

RUSH: What Obama said in 2008 was when McCain suspended his campaign and went to Washington, Obama said, "Well, you go ahead," and said what you said, "You gotta be able to juggle a bunch of things. I'm going to Florida, you know how to reach me if you need me," and it was at that point that if McCain had any chance it vanished. Look, before I tell you about my thoughts on Christie, what do you think? You're the caller. You tell me what you think.

CALLER: Well, honestly, you're probably gonna think I'm crazy for thinking this, but in some ways I would think it would help Romney because Chris Christie's a Republican --

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: -- he's doing a good job running the efforts there, and my prayers and thoughts go out to all those people, and that they're gonna say, "Okay, so the president's come here to do his meet-and-greet and look at the ground, but can we now let our Republican governor get back to work to actually helping these people." That's what I think.

RUSH: All right, let me ask you a question. What did you think of Chris Christie's Republican convention speech? You remember it? Did you see it?

CALLER: Oh, heavens yes, I saw it. At first I kind of liked his boisterous personality, but it really kind of seemed like, "let me tell you about me," and it wasn't really about how Mitt Romney would be good for this country --

Gov. Chris Christie's R.N.C. Speech - Election 2012

RUSH: Yeah, it wasn't about that, was it? It wasn't about how good Romney was gonna be, was it?

CALLER: No. Not at all.

RUSH: Okay, now, do you remember what Christie said before the first debate?

CALLER: Yes, I do.

RUSH: What did he say?

CALLER: He basically said that this race is gonna turn on a dime once Mitt Romney debates Obama.

RUSH: Right. He is the only person in the country who thought that. You go back, everybody was scared the first debate 'cause Obama's the smooth talker, Obama's this guy that's gonna mop the floor, and nobody thought what Christie thought. He was the only guy who said Romney is gonna wipe the floor with Obama. Nobody else thought that.

CALLER: I did.

RUSH: I'm asking this series of questions for a specific reason. You may have figured it out; you may have not figured it out. If you haven't, it will be up to you to figure it out. But when you sit there and you're the only guy saying that Romney's gonna clean up, what are you doing? You are raising expectations. It was thought to be unfair what Christie did. He put all kinds of pressure on Romney to mop the floor with Obama.

Remember: Before the first debate, the conventional wisdom was that Obama is just the greatest speaker ever. I'm not talking about you and I. We know he's nothing without the prompter. I'm talking about population at large in the media. So Christie goes out there, raises these expectations to a point that nobody thought Romney could possibly do that, and what if Romney hadn't done that?

What if Romney hadn't come through? Now here we are just speculating. I'm just asking some questions. Here we are a week/six days before the election. And yesterday Chris Christie said, “I don't care. The election's not important right now. I need the president of the United States here. He's been great for me and my state,” and so forth. Now, when you look at it as I have laid it out, what do you think?

CALLER: Well, I just don't think Chris Christie is... I mean, there are things about him that I love and things about him that I don't like. I just don't think that Chris Christie, being such a strong Romney supporter and advocate -- especially during the primaries, out there with Romney -- you know, saying these things and putting the president up on a pedestal, so to speak... I think maybe he's just saying, “Look, you know, I need some federal money here, and I need to get it as fast as I can.” But ultimately if I'm a person in the state of New Jersey like I was a person here in Alabama when we had all those tornadoes...

RUSH: Yeah. Okay. All right, well, look. Let me share with you an e-mail that I have here. I have e-mail from the Rush 24/7 subscriber email. That's a private e-mail address. You only get that e-mail address if you're a subscriber at RushLimbaugh.com. And it's from William Ganz. He said, “Oh, my, this is great. The narcissist-in-chief took the bait. Governor Christie baited Obama to come to New Jersey to survey the damage.

“And Obama is now wasting precious time in a state that he's gonna win anyway. So Obama wastes time in New Jersey while Governor Christie's friend takes Ohio, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and, as an added bonus, Christie scores big Obama bucks for his state, which shores up his status as a good governor for the whole population of New Jersey.” So this take is, this a brilliant move by Christie. He asked Obama to come, and Obama said, “Sure.”

(interruption) Who made this request? Do we know? We don't know who made the request. So this guy's assuming that Christie called Obama and said, “Come in,” and Obama said, “Okay, I'll be glad to. I'll be there.” So Obama landed just now. Air Force One just landed in a marsh and they're gonna get together. This guy thinks that Obama's been rope-a-doped. They're together on Marine One right now. Okay, they're together on Marine One. They're flying to the devastation of one-percenters in people that live on the shore

Chris Christie PRAISES Obama on FOX NEWS

So Obama's gonna go out and he's gonna give money to the one-percenters in New Jersey, 'cause that's where most of the damage is on the Jersey shore. And Christie has said it's unthinkable. It's unbelievable, this devastation there. So that's one take, that this is a slick move by Governor Christie. It’s really smart. It gets Obama out of the White House. It gets him out there, wasting time in a state he's gonna win anyway. Christie gets the Obama bucks.

New Jersey gets its help.

The election isn't gonna be moved. It's gonna happen Tuesday. Of course, the opposite theory is, “What the hell is Christie doing? He's giving Obama a chance to look presidential, clean up a state, look competent, look like cares and so forth. What's a Republican doing propping up Obama?” That's the other take on this. (interruption) How long before who gets fed up? (interruption) Well, Snerdley's asking how long before New Yorkers get fed up with how long it's gonna take to restore things.

The thing is, nothing is going to get fixed by Election Day. Obama is not Superman. He can't go to New Jersey and get the water out of people's homes in the one-percenters' houses. He can't rebuild the 80 houses that went up in flames in Queens. Hundred and ten now. He can't rebuild. Do you know that Bob Turner's house is one of those? Bob Turner, Congressman Bob Turner, was the chairman/CEO of Multimedia.


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1 posted on 10/31/2012 3:47:14 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

What’s Christie supposed to do? Act like Bloomberg?


2 posted on 10/31/2012 3:50:53 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Obama's Punk Boy

Bloated traitor.

3 posted on 10/31/2012 3:51:05 PM PDT by I see my hands (Dictators don't lose, you do.)
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To: Kaslin

Well, I guess NJ is no longer “in play”.

I never did trust that Fat Bea$st-turd

Don’t trust the shkrawny one either.


4 posted on 10/31/2012 3:52:18 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Kaslin

Christie is doing this because he was elected in a blue state. He thinks it will help him in his re-election effort. I think it’s his thirty pieces of silver.


5 posted on 10/31/2012 3:54:02 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Kaslin

If anyone thinks Obama is going to get any political capital out of this, think again. The lasting impression people in New Jersey got today was one of Barack Obama being led around by New Jersey’s governor, making photo-op appearances along the Jersey Shore. Christie has looked more presidential than Obama over these last few days.


6 posted on 10/31/2012 3:55:17 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: sam_paine
Yeah, he sure could. His pantywaist groveling at Obama's feet makes Bloomberg and Cuomo look positively stateman-like by comparison.

Guess he is still all butt-hurt about not getting the VP nod. (And in Christie's case, that's a lifetime of pain.)

7 posted on 10/31/2012 3:58:10 PM PDT by hcmama
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“Christie is doing this because he was elected in a blue state. He thinks it will help him in his re-election effort. I think it’s his thirty pieces of silver.”

All may be forgotten as long as Romney wins but if Obama wins in the end, it will be blamed on him and the GOP won’t help him at all.


8 posted on 10/31/2012 3:59:19 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Kaslin

Sadly, Christie looked like a FAT LITTLE KID!! I’d hae to see a NON-SUPPORTER of ROMENY’s!!!


9 posted on 10/31/2012 3:59:19 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Alberta's Child
He's on his way to vegas and all is forgotten. Christie could have been a bit more reserved. This is not Obama’s money or a donation if he like you he has to do the right thing or he looses votes and thats all that matters to this arrogant narcissistic bastard. Photo op, look at me I care. I hate to say this but Cuomo is low key and getting the job done, koodo's to him
10 posted on 10/31/2012 4:00:19 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Kaslin

Scum and Scummer.


11 posted on 10/31/2012 4:01:11 PM PDT by I see my hands (Dictators don't lose, you do.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Personally, I’m giving Christie a pass on this one. I know the tomatoes will come flying my way, but what Rush said makes a lot of sense. Obama isn’t on the campaign trail today because he’s touring the damage. Christie does care about his state and I don’t think that anyone can deny that. He wants the money to help rebuild his state. I can’t fault him for that, but it is a blue state and Christie has to run for re-election next year.

I claim no harm, no foul on this one and people are making much too much out of this. While the media is covering the storm non stop - we aren’t getting answers or coverage on Benghazi. I feel for the people caught in the path of this horrible storm, but it is a natural disaster that none of us can do anything to stop. We can only help with relief efforts and regardless if NJ is a blue state or red - these are fellow Americans in need.


12 posted on 10/31/2012 4:02:44 PM PDT by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Kaslin

Off topic, but it looks like obama is wearing Romney’s shirt.


13 posted on 10/31/2012 4:03:57 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: Kaslin

OMG!! THAT is hilarious!! Christie with a GK column hat...bawhahhahaha...idiot got used like a cheap prostitute!!


14 posted on 10/31/2012 4:05:26 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Kaslin

It is a good thing to have a Republican governor in New Jersey because their democrat senator Lautenberg has one foot in the grave and the other foot on a banana peel.


15 posted on 10/31/2012 4:06:03 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Kaslin
Christie made a lot of tough talk when he first got elected that many conservatives were happy to hear. In the mean time, he's proven to be a massive RINO and tool of the left. He's a fiscal hawk, and that's about the end of the list for his conservative values. And oh yea, he's a major Islamic threat denier. Complete dhimmi on that front. I hope he gets lost sometime in the future. We don't need any more ideolgical treachery.

 

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16 posted on 10/31/2012 4:06:08 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom does not promise safety and security, freedom only promises freedom.)
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To: Kaslin

“Chris Christie Plays Role of Greek Column for the Obama Reelection Campaign”

LOL...now that is funny!!! That is exactly what he did..he he he!!


17 posted on 10/31/2012 4:07:55 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: Kaslin

The picture on the right of Jan Brewer shows the proper way for a governor to treat the enemy.


18 posted on 10/31/2012 4:08:42 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Kaslin

Great title.


19 posted on 10/31/2012 4:11:50 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Catsrus

I’m sure that Bloomberg would like money for NYC but he did not to allow himself to become a photo op. The difference is that he can’t run again.


20 posted on 10/31/2012 4:14:38 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: sam_paine
IMO, wanting Obama's help has made Christie look weak and confused as to what to do!

I would hate to know that my governor was second fiddle to Barrack Obama! But my gov has dealt with worse hurricanes than Sandy!

21 posted on 10/31/2012 4:18:48 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t know why everybody is on Christie for.... He knows Obama is a low down dirty POS that if he didn’t suck up too would slow walk any help to the people of NJ....If Christie made it political...

Sometimes you got to shallow your pride and do what is right for the people put in your trust...even if it means sucking up to a worthless piece of vermin like king Zero...


22 posted on 10/31/2012 4:19:45 PM PDT by Popman (November 7th...will be a good day for America..)
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To: re_nortex

Arizona could be hit a Category 8 earthquake and still no way in hell Jan Brewer for would ask for money from the communist. I have never trusted the RINO walking donut and never will.


23 posted on 10/31/2012 4:22:25 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Popman

I sorta agree with you and if I could add. Christi is a Republican in a blue state. He stated on one of the morning shows that this wasn’t about the election. That right there is powerful in the sense that he was going to do everything he could to get his state and the people whole as soon as possible.

After that, the good people of NJ will see what this Republican Governor did for them and maybe, just maybe start getting rid of the DemocRATS.

I know, wishful thinking but it might be his strategy.


24 posted on 10/31/2012 4:31:40 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Kaslin

Perhaps Obama gave Christie’s fat a$$ it’s very own Zip code.

If Obamas wins, I will donate money to ANY democrat that runs against that tub of lard.


25 posted on 10/31/2012 4:48:20 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Kaslin

Perhaps Obama gave Christie’s fat a$$ it’s very own Zip code.

If Obamas wins, I will donate money to ANY democrat that runs against that tub of lard.


26 posted on 10/31/2012 4:49:28 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Kaslin

Perhaps Obama gave Christie’s fat a$$ it’s very own Zip code.

If Obamas wins, I will donate money to ANY democrat that runs against that tub of lard.


27 posted on 10/31/2012 4:49:33 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Catsrus

I agree with you about giving Christie a pass on this one. NJ is absolutely DEVASTED.....IMO Christie is doing what he has to, to get his state all the help he can get. IF potus reached out and made himself available to get Christie the help he needs, I dont have a problem with him saying Potus has been great about it. Of course, I KNOW Potus is prob doing this reaching out for political gain, but if the end result is to get help to the people of NJ quickly, then so be it. I think the majority of people in our country already know Potus is a POS...... and I would bet my last dollar that if Potus doesnt provide the help like he says he will......Christie WILL be out there chastising him. For all the people coming down on Christie,,,,,go back and LOOK at the pictures of the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.....and ask yourself, what would you do if you were in Christies shoes? Prayers to all my fellow peeps in NJ....my heart breaks seeing the devastation.


28 posted on 10/31/2012 4:49:34 PM PDT by bohica1
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To: Kaslin
"Is this the idea?: "Look! Obama w/Chris Christie! I like Christie & he's being NICE to Obama. Wasn't going to, but now I'm voting Obama!"

Is anyone going to vote for Obama because of a photo-op with our governor? The only one on the planet who could possibly believe that is Obama.

There are 81 days between now and Inauguration Day. Fixing the damages from Sandy is going to cost a ton of money and take years -- better to start cashing the checks today than wait for smaller checks from a fiscal conservative in January.

29 posted on 10/31/2012 5:13:36 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: bohica1
"and ask yourself, what would you do if you were in Christies shoes"

I wouldn't abet evil incarnate. But I guess you hold a sincere disagreement.


30 posted on 10/31/2012 5:18:35 PM PDT by I see my hands (Dictators don't lose, you do.)
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To: bohica1

Thank you. I’m glad to see someone else besides myself who can look at the devastation and beyond politics in this. I’m not a big fan of Chris Christies, but I do believe he loves his job and state. I’m mostly amused by him; however, there isn’t anything funny about what he is dealing with right now and if it means getting through all the red tape to get quick funding - then he is doing his job - even if it means sort of kissing zero’s ring. He’s just overwhelmed with gratitude and people fault him for that? I don’t.


31 posted on 10/31/2012 5:38:30 PM PDT by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: bohica1

Please somebody inform me as I can’t think of a single issue where Chris Christie is conservative. I disagree with the guy on almost every stance economic or social the guy seems to represent.


32 posted on 10/31/2012 5:52:43 PM PDT by Sheapdog (chew the meat and spit out the bones)
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To: Catsrus; ronnie raygun; bohica1

The picture is hilarious.

The reference is perfect.

Perry did something a couple of years ago and Perry got no money from Bammy for the fires.

I hated seeing christie schmoozing, but that incident was in my mind, guess I thought everyone knew it.

Bammy should not act like a donor, like he’s the late p. Morgan or a Carnegie or so, but since when do the rules apply to him or his jet setting wife?

Jersey is hard hit. Not just at the shore, where folks I know aren’t talking anything about FEMA, but about who is going to house Grammy while the guys and the insurance co.s assess the next best step.

Jersey is, on the other side of the Hudson from NYC, a land of suburbs, commuters, and many and varied corporate headquarters.

Densely populated.

They’re going to need that money and Bammy lives to be schmoozed. Heck, he’s probably on such a high from it he’s taken his mind off the prize.

I don’t know what Christie’s doing, but I do know what I’ve witnessed in Bammy’s actions as Prez.


33 posted on 10/31/2012 6:26:14 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
All the Blue State Republicans imagine the voters want them to say they'll do reach arounds with Democrats.

Now all your Red State Republicans think that statement is the very reason these pukes ought to be kicked out of the Republican party.

Even here in Virginia we have this annoying Romney ad on TV that tells us that Romney can work with Democrats ~ like I give a big rat's adze.

Outside of Arlington and Alexandria not even the Democrats want to vote for a Republican who says he'll be playing cozy with the Democrats in Congress!

34 posted on 10/31/2012 6:45:38 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: lonestar
unless your governor was living in Bengla Desh back when George H W Bush was President that's not remotely true.
35 posted on 10/31/2012 6:50:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
Calling me a liar?

Are you familiar with Rita and Ike?...both stronger than Sandy.

36 posted on 10/31/2012 7:20:05 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Kaslin
IF it's true that obama invited himself to NY, Christie was in much more of a no-win situation than Doomberg. Mayor Nanny could get away with saying "no". He's like mclame - he's the pubbie the media loves.

Christie would have been used as an example of refusing to "reach across the aisle", and it would have done more damage to Romney than saying "come on down" to obama.

37 posted on 10/31/2012 7:44:38 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: lonestar
I am familiar with a tropical storm called Agnes (name since retired) that was more powerful than those two storms combined.

Don't mistake CAT, based on windspeed in the tropical winds core, with total storm strength.

Sandy was a large hurricane with a lot of water that formed in a few hours just South of Jamaica. It ran into and was absorbed by a large Nor'Easter that was in turn part of a front that extended from the tropics to the arctic! This one storm center was 1000 miles wide. Try pi r squared for territorial extant. It was UNIQUE.

Ike and Rita had nowhere near the destructive force of Sandy ~ which is still spinning BTW!

38 posted on 10/31/2012 7:45:32 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mombonn

I of course meant NJ, not NY.


39 posted on 10/31/2012 8:03:48 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: Kaslin

Well, Christie’s smoozing with Obama has certainly given Obama more than a full day of non-stop postive coverage by the lap dog media. I heard it all day on radio and saw it on TV the few times I tuned into TV news, even on Fox.

This was a move that could only help Obama and if Christie didn’t know that he’s a naive politician. I expect he knew it would help Obama and many will not forget it if he ventures beyond NJ politics in the future.


40 posted on 10/31/2012 8:18:42 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Kaslin

Christie (R) needs D votes to win reelection. Plus Obama was kept off the campaign trail. It’s a win win.


41 posted on 10/31/2012 8:33:42 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Kaslin
I absolutely loved this fat ba$tard, hook, line and sinker until today. Today was like finding out my perfect wife is sleeping with the neighborhood pedifile.

Chris Chirstie...you are dead to me now. I do not care if you are trying to win re-election in a blue state or not. Spin it how you must...you laid down with filth to forward yourself, so now you are just as filthy.

I hope ten years from now to be gambling on the Boardwalk and feel sorry enough to throw a quarter in your begger's bucket, you fat POS!

42 posted on 10/31/2012 8:36:02 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Dr Erkel and Mr. Jive...lurking the streets of DC)
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To: muawiyah
You obviously haven't seen pictures of the TX coast after Ike came ashore. Where houses are damaged on the NJ beach, they were GONE after Ike.

I live 70 miles inland and Rita left a big pine tree on my house; seven uprooted huge trees in my yard; we had no electrcity for three weeks.

I have expericenced hurricanes all my life.

Christie is acting like a big, fat sissie!

BTW, all names are retired after being used to name a hurricane.

43 posted on 10/31/2012 11:22:26 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: muawiyah

http://www.google.com/search?q=hurricane+Ike&hl=en&rlz=1I7GYWE_en&prmd=imvnsu&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=5h2SUObPFsibyAHVwYDgCw&ved=0CDAQsAQ&biw=1269&bih=547


44 posted on 11/01/2012 12:07:41 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar
Obviously you are unfamiliar with the phenomenon of flood damage ~ as compared to wind damage. Your insurance agent is. Speak to him about it.

In any case, this particular cyclonic weather phenomenon was about 1000 miles wide. That's just short of 800,000 square miles, which is 3 TIMES the total area of Texas!

Ike, in comparison, was about 1/4 the size of the total area of Texas.

That makes Ike 1/12 the size of Sandy!

45 posted on 11/01/2012 10:08:20 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Kaslin

“f we don’t run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we’ll lose.”

— Ann Coulter, CPAC 2010


46 posted on 11/01/2012 11:32:15 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (ObamaCare®. Brought to you by the same compassionate folks who gave you Benghazi.)
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To: muawiyah
OK! You know more than I do about what I lived through! /s

You are grossly misinformed. Of course I know about flood damage! It's the storm surge that caused all the damage to Galveston and that coastal area with Ike. Rita had a lot more wind damage than Sandy. I have several friends who lost not only their beach houses but their beach front lots...now part of the GOM and the water is up to where the houses were. One friends' house was found across the highway with the pictures still on the walls. It wasn't blown away, it was washed away by the storm surge!

Ike covered most of TX.

Again, I guess you know more than I do because... I had to (mandatory) evacuate Rita and Ike. Between these two, we were spared evacuation from Gus...it turned.

Sandy was not that strong a storm...as hurricanes blow.

The worst part is just now coming...when shock turns to frustration and anger...when people can't get fuel or groceries.

BTW, several tank trucks of fuel from Houston have already arrived outside NYC...waiting to get in.

47 posted on 11/01/2012 11:32:53 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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So, I cheated ~ I used mathematics to determine the relative sizes of Ike and Sandy ~ and Sandy won ~ huge, huge, huge storm!

Just now looking at TV shots of large swaths of New Jersey still underwater ~

BTW, I"ve been relocated myself, even lived through a tropical storm here with two weeks of rain. Then there was hurricane Hazel ~ it made it all the way to Indiana, but on a trail of destruction, and it rained for about a month. This storm was so big it was still blowing and flooding Eastern states and it too was in Indiana ~ and Illinois and Wisconsin ~ created 25 ft high waves on Lake MIchigan. Only reason you don't hear much about damage around the Great Lakes is there are only a few parts where people actually have structures down on the shoreline ~

Tornadoes are far worse. Been through several of those. Our neighborhood was hit with one 12 blocks wide that bounced from one street to another ~ and left us alone. All our neighbors to the East and West found their homes turned to trash ~ all their stuff scattered everywhere. The lucky ones simply had their roofs turned end to end. We may have lost a couple of tiles, but our good fortune in the midst of destruction was rare.

Tornadic winds are far faster and more powerful than hurricane winds, but a single tornado, unlike even a weak hurricane, is not likely to shut down a state.

48 posted on 11/01/2012 11:57:04 AM PDT by muawiyah
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Tornados are worse not only in intensity but with short notice. With hurricanes, you have days to prepare or evacuate. Of course, hurricanes spawn tornados. There were over 90 tornados with Rita...not big but distructive.

The most amazing thing to us is that the Jersy beach houses aren't on stilts...they sit on the ground.

49 posted on 11/01/2012 12:11:05 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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Depends on where you are when it comes to stilts. I stayed overnight once in a friend's house that was on the beach on stilts ~ about 20 ft high. Down the way there were houses on the beach itself.

Most of these properties are owned by the 1% ~ or their friends. For most everyone really close to the Atlantic their beach houses are throw-aways.

Up the coast in Rhode Island there are mansions on/near the shoreline which their owners call "Huts".

For a variety of reasons many of the older properties on the Jersey shore are really old ~ just totally nasty too ~ and still they refuse to burn or fall in. I suspect they are constructed from oak soaked in pine tar for decades.

50 posted on 11/01/2012 12:35:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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