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Whatís Chris Christie up to?
Daily Caller ^ | November 1, 2012 | Matt K. Lewis

Posted on 11/01/2012 9:41:13 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

With six days to go before Election Day, The Hill reports that President Obama will appear with Chris Christie, “who will be giving the president a tour of the damage in his state in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.”

New Jersey is a blue state, but this sends a pretty strong message, nationally. As Salon’s Steve Kornacki opines: ”This is exactly the sort of cross-partisan boost that candidates dream of receiving in a race’s final days, especially a race as close as this one.”

Coming on the heels of Christie’s tweet which said, “I don’t give a damn about Election Day after what has happened here,” Christie’s over-the-top embrace of Obama has many observers scratching their heads.

It’s important to put things in context. New Jersey was slammed with a deadly storm, and President Obama has — by all counts — executed his duties appropriately. New Jersey is obviously seeking federal assistance, and regardless, Christie should be gracious and respectful to the president.

The question is whether — with just days left before Election Day — Christie should have gone out of his way to lavish praise on Obama, and to provide him with a terrific photo-op for which to look presidential.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; newjersey; obama
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1 posted on 11/01/2012 9:41:16 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

His election campaign begins next year. He knows that he is not going to give Democrats ammo to fire at him.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 9:43:00 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Obama communicating ‘on the beaches’ with the 1 percenters. Hah!


3 posted on 11/01/2012 9:44:21 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
“...President Obama has — by all counts — executed his duties appropriately...”

Soft bigotry of (extremely) LOW expectations for “the one.” The bar is relatively LOW.

4 posted on 11/01/2012 9:45:23 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Trying to set himself up for 2016. The catch-22 is that if he becomes one of the reasons why Romney loses, he will not be supported by the GOP in 2016.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 9:45:44 AM PDT by CatOwner
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Totally ridiculous story and assumption perhaps Christie is doing something wrong which may hurt Romney.

People are in pain and they’re is great suffering in NJ. To believe Christie should ignore or nitpick the Administration response and Obama is IMO dumb. If he did this he would indeed do damage both to himself and Romney because he would be roundly criticized for putting politics ahead of the pain and suffering of his own citizens.


6 posted on 11/01/2012 9:47:18 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I believe he’s trying to help NJ


7 posted on 11/01/2012 9:48:36 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: rightwingintelligentsia

If this keeps up Christie will have his own MSNBC show.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 9:48:41 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: CatOwner

He lost my vote with his man crush on Obummer


9 posted on 11/01/2012 9:49:07 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Just another photo-op for Obama...


11 posted on 11/01/2012 9:50:26 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Getting Obama’s poop all over his bag, fat, stupid looking face.


12 posted on 11/01/2012 9:50:44 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Easy, Christie is trying to ingratiate himself to New Jersey in hopes of getting re-elected, to hell what is good for the nation.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 9:51:30 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: struggle

Like most squishy liberal republicans, he totally does not understand democrats. As long as Chrispy has an (R) association, he will be viciously attacked by libs.


14 posted on 11/01/2012 9:51:53 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’d guess he’s up to around 300 at this point.


15 posted on 11/01/2012 9:52:40 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: CatOwner

“Trying to set himself up for 2016. The catch-22 is that if he becomes one of the reasons why Romney loses, he will not be supported by the GOP in 2016.”

If Romney loses now, there won’t be a GOP in 2016.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 9:53:02 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Lacey2

Most rational post so far. Well done Lacey2. You may be much too mature for this thread;)


17 posted on 11/01/2012 9:55:16 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: Lacey2
People are in pain and they’re is great suffering in NJ. To believe Christie should ignore or nitpick the Administration response and Obama is IMO dumb. If he did this he would indeed do damage both to himself and Romney because he would be roundly criticized for putting politics ahead of the pain and suffering of his own citizens.

Nobody here is suggesting that he brush obama off or nitpick his response. He could have been polite to the president and recognized that the administration was willing to help without spending 2 days very publicly lavishing obama with unwarranted and unnecessary sloppy kisses. Christie made a fool of himself in my opinion...but I always thought he was a buffoon anyway.

18 posted on 11/01/2012 9:55:16 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: MichaelCorleone
If he were a Governor in Florida he would be fired for his preparedness in New Jersey.

Gas lines with a week to prepare?

19 posted on 11/01/2012 9:56:02 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
What's Christie doing?


20 posted on 11/01/2012 9:57:01 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: stuartcr

The logistics of giving that piece of crap a photo op is not helpful to NJ. Christie’s ego is the size of his waist.

Even Bloomberg told Obama to get his photo op in NJ. Christie is an azzhole. NJ already gives more money, per capita, to Washington than it gets back.

Why give that idiot a photo op? How in hell does that help NJ? It helps Christie and nobody else.

The only reason that idiot is governor is because he ran against super criminal Corzine.


21 posted on 11/01/2012 9:57:46 AM PDT by mindburglar (I'm not "The Man" anymore. Stick it to someone else.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Christie really played it smart.

It kept Obama off the campaign trail...Joisey voted heavily for Obama in 2008 anyways......

People are already complaining...which is BAD for Obama....and look at the lines for fuel....absurd...

Federal FEMA sucks....all it is...is a money tree....

22 posted on 11/01/2012 9:58:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: struggle
He knows that he is not going to give Democrats ammo to fire at him

He already has. He had to ask Obama for help because the Republican governor could not handle it just like Bush with Katrina.

THAT will be the narrative. Sorry, I do NOT trust Obama, the media and their media.

Yes, this is Obama's creation but a republican will own it.

23 posted on 11/01/2012 9:58:22 AM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

295 or so?


24 posted on 11/01/2012 10:00:04 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Lacey2

Agree 100%!!!


25 posted on 11/01/2012 10:00:45 AM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The real negative for Christie here is going to be that Obama had not done a damn thing when Christie atarted praising him. And people are getting pissed in NJ already.

There is all this great talk of helping people and caring, but what will the govertnment do? From what I saw on the web, they offer grants to homeowners and loans to small business, also you can get unemployment. This seems to be standard operating procedure.


26 posted on 11/01/2012 10:03:57 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Christie was setting him up it would appear. Saying obama has been stupendous and all. When in fact, the situation is deteriorating by the minute. So Christie set up the expectations and reality is knocking the Federal response down to earth. Lots of pissed off voters thinking obama was on top of things, and now he’s not.


27 posted on 11/01/2012 10:05:42 AM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: Halls

Christie beat the crap out of Obama, all throughout the election cycle, rightfully so. Now, the state is a waste-basket across the coastline. His priority is the getting the people HELP as quickly as possible. FEEMA handles all flood insurance claims, so he’s done the right thing. End of story!


28 posted on 11/01/2012 10:06:09 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
He is governor of his state first, making sure his constituents are cared for after the storm. For that I don't think he did anything wrong.

His words have been co-opted by the MSM as something akin to a verbal BJ for obummer. Media whores, they never let us down for comedy relief..

29 posted on 11/01/2012 10:07:05 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: gotribe

Actually, that’s also a good point. But, I really don’t believe it was a ‘set up’ purpose. Christie really wanted to make sure the President ‘prioritized’ the processing of insurance claims so his people could get the cash as quickly as possible to rebuild.


30 posted on 11/01/2012 10:08:39 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The amount of cynical filth on display here is sickening.

Luckily there is someone in charge who is Jersey who can drop the partisan crap when the ish hit’s the fan.

If some folks here had their way, they apparently would have spit in Obama’s face instead.

CLASSY!!!


31 posted on 11/01/2012 10:10:11 AM PDT by SengirV
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To: Lacey2

he needed to shut up and wait to see how oama deals wiht this and thus far not very good.

Ny Mayor saud no to the photo op , Christie said yet and then harped on about how the people need to see him and have a hug off him , WTH, he;s not God like obama is not God.

Christie is also Romney spokesmanand has now helped obama instead Christis coudl have kept him big mouth shut , I know it’s hard for him as he likes ot mouth off a lot but he should have shut it.

Obama is now off to toher states after the photo op , where are the FEMA trailers, where is the gasoline, where is FEMA, many towns have said they have seen no one but hey oabma got hims photo op and now is out in other states.

It is about time some on our side to wake up and understand how th emedia spins issues and helped the Dems


32 posted on 11/01/2012 10:11:11 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

To be seen with the Obamadork makes one a dork also.

Sorry, Christie - but you are now no better than a dog t*rd.

You can shove yourself up your Obama.


33 posted on 11/01/2012 10:11:19 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Lacey2

It is one thing to cooperate and work with Obama. It is another to “orgasmically” praise him for simply showing up.


34 posted on 11/01/2012 10:12:45 AM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: Halls

Christie owns the pain of NJ? Give me a break. I’m from NJ. My family lives in NJ. Nobody is singing the praise of Chris Christie and Obama walking around, bromantically, feeling our pain. Obama cares about the Jersey Shore? really?

Christie is a shitty politician and nothing else. Maybe he cares as much as any governor would about his state and maybe he doesn’t.

The rest of us will give to charities and help our neighbors and not rely on our politicians to help us with their little political games.

If you think this wasn’t a calculated political move by Christie, you’re stupid. Chris Christie may be honest, but he’s about the most cynical political animal I’ve ever seen. Going back to his prosecutor’s career.


35 posted on 11/01/2012 10:13:49 AM PDT by mindburglar (I'm not "The Man" anymore. Stick it to someone else.)
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To: mindburglar

Christie is not an idiot, that’s just a fact. He obviously is shell shocked by this disaster and it is a big disaster. He needs to get the NJ shore communities up and running by Summer before NJ loses a fortune in tourist revenue.

Was the praise of Obama merited? No. Clearly nothing had been done yet. Christie is kissing up and also deflecting responsibility to the feds.

Based on past experience I wouldn’t bet on the fed response being quick enough or good enough.


36 posted on 11/01/2012 10:14:41 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Lacey2

he needed to shut up and wait to see how oama deals wiht this and thus far not very good.

Ny Mayor saud no to the photo op , Christie said yet and then harped on about how the people need to see him and have a hug off him , WTH, he;s not God like obama is not God.

Christie is also Romney spokesmanand has now helped obama instead Christis coudl have kept him big mouth shut , I know it’s hard for him as he likes ot mouth off a lot but he should have shut it.

Obama is now off to toher states after the photo op , where are the FEMA trailers, where is the gasoline, where is FEMA, many towns have said they have seen no one but hey oabma got hims photo op and now is out in other states.

It is about time some on our side to wake up and understand how th emedia spins issues and helped the Dems


37 posted on 11/01/2012 10:21:19 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

You raise good points because it’s possible Christie could get more reaction by pressing the feds for a response, rather than fawning. Definitely Obama had nothing to earn any praise.

Only the naive would think Obama did not tell Christie that if he wants help, he better sing praises and not a word about Romney. Obama is desperate right now, they play hardball politics, and the election is days away.


38 posted on 11/01/2012 10:21:27 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

1) He’s getting money for his state.

2) NJ is a blue state. The only way he’ll be reelected is if he shows he can work with Democrats in a time of crisis.

3) From his perspective, the hurricane is bigger than the presidential election.


39 posted on 11/01/2012 10:22:43 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The Democratic Party has become the Beclowning Party)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They’re not holding hands or taking naps together are they?


40 posted on 11/01/2012 10:23:41 AM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Check Christie’s back pockets after O leaves, they’ll be full of bills and they won’t be utility bills.


41 posted on 11/01/2012 10:25:05 AM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: Williams

exactly, Christie should have kept his big mouth shut and told oabma to piss off right now as it takes resources away from places which need it.

It;s all gone to crap in NJ right now, tempers flying and in NJ they’re not used to shortage of power etc like we are down here.
After a week then Christie should have said what he thought and how oama is doing or not doing.

it amazes me how a couple on here think Christie can do no wrong but hey the left is loving this the media is spinning this so all is good for oabma while he goes and tries to get more votes


42 posted on 11/01/2012 10:25:14 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This whole Christie/Obama thing is a perfect example of BS government at work.

Christie goes on numerous TV shows and says Obama has been “outstanding”. Not once did I hear any specific - no reference to a particular program, or red tape Obama waived for NJ. Just the blanket statement taht Obama was “outstanding”.

Don’t you think if Obama had done anything out of the ordinary, Christie would have repeated the details? There are none.

Fema has certain cookie cutter programs. Did you see Obama divert any navy ships to help? I mean please, there is nothing behind this BS. And yes, Christie is a very crafty politician with strong survival instincts.


43 posted on 11/01/2012 10:25:54 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Williams

Christie is nothing more than a cynical politician. He’s more shocked than the rest of NJ? The rest of the people of NJ? Really? The people who lost their homes?

NJ will recover, but not because Christie gave Obama a photo op 6 days before the election. He just wants to have a commercial for the next election.

Yeah, Obama gives a crap that most of the boardwalks along the shore have been washed away. Do you really think Christie is going to take on the unions who will take the FEMA money and waste it? He’s already shown he won’t.

He goes after soft unions. He’s no Scott Walker. He’s the worst of the worst in that he actually fools people into thinking he gives a crap about anyone but himself.

I’ll be donating to the charities, who will help rebuild NJ. Nobody’s waiting on the criminal unions and the federal government or NJ’s tallest, fattest, midget.


44 posted on 11/01/2012 10:26:15 AM PDT by mindburglar (I'm not "The Man" anymore. Stick it to someone else.)
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To: mindburglar

did you hear Christie say how people want to see him and get hugs from him?

The man is like obama with this, they think they’re messiah’s and only they can help us peasants


45 posted on 11/01/2012 10:27:01 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: this_ol_patriot

“Forget it, Jake, it’s New Jersey.”


46 posted on 11/01/2012 10:28:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SengirV

I watched Bobby Jindal during Katrina and after. He came on and kept spitting out DETAILS like a machine. For over an hour at a time. Christie and Obama traded the word “outstanding” and hugged people.


47 posted on 11/01/2012 10:29:21 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: manc

the want to motor boat his boobs.


48 posted on 11/01/2012 10:30:18 AM PDT by mindburglar (I'm not "The Man" anymore. Stick it to someone else.)
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To: mindburglar

They want to motorboat his boobs...


49 posted on 11/01/2012 10:30:50 AM PDT by mindburglar (I'm not "The Man" anymore. Stick it to someone else.)
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To: gotribe; rightwingintelligentsia; struggle; Don Corleone; areukiddingme1; CatOwner; Lacey2; ...
gotribe: Christie was setting him up it would appear. Saying obama has been stupendous and all. When in fact, the situation is deteriorating by the minute. So Christie set up the expectations and reality is knocking the Federal response down to earth. Lots of pissed off voters thinking obama was on top of things, and now he’s not.

Maybe so, but it wasn't necessarily a premeditated nefarious strategy.

New Jersey, by urban composition, is more likely to end up like Katrina than the self-healing mid-west tornadoes and floods and central Texas fires in Obie's term.

So NJ could turn out to be a CF in short order.

If Christie puts a lot of distance between himself and the Feds, the Feds/Dems can blame him.

If he's got Obie in a disgusting sloppy bear hug, then the fumbling is "the government."

Keep your friends close and enemies closer?

50 posted on 11/01/2012 10:33:10 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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