Skip to comments.Chris Christie Plays Role of Greek Column for the Obama Reelection Campaign
Posted on 10/31/2012 3:47:08 PM PDT by Kaslin
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."
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 --
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. Its 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.
What’s Christie supposed to do? Act like Bloomberg?
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.
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.
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.
Guess he is still all butt-hurt about not getting the VP nod. (And in Christie's case, that's a lifetime of pain.)
“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 its 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.
Sadly, Christie looked like a FAT LITTLE KID!! I’d hae to see a NON-SUPPORTER of ROMENY’s!!!
Scum and Scummer.
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.
Off topic, but it looks like obama is wearing Romney’s shirt.
OMG!! THAT is hilarious!! Christie with a GK column hat...bawhahhahaha...idiot got used like a cheap prostitute!!
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.
“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!!
The picture on the right of Jan Brewer shows the proper way for a governor to treat the enemy.
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.
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