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Obama is Christie's Brownie
Vanity | 11/2/12 | me

Posted on 11/02/2012 4:22:36 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001

Anyone seeing Obama become Christie's Brownie right before our very eyes? Christie overtly touting Obama as doing a great job, most fantastic guy ever, blah blah blah. And the contrast of what's going on there in NJ, in particular, is stunning. Utility workers turned away because they aren't union (holy crap), no food, water or gas; no response for many of them and the desperation is starting to top the charts.

Obama and Christie will go down as huge failures on this catastrophe and it serves Christie right for touting Obama as the best thing to happen to the US right before the election.


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KEYWORDS: barackobama; brownie; chrischristie; newjersey; vanity
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1 posted on 11/02/2012 4:22:41 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: spacejunkie2001

It’s a photo op for Obama to say “See? It’s me who is the bi-partisan guy in Washington DC”

It’s Christie who participated.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 4:24:32 AM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: tsowellfan

I guess what I want to know is, WTF is Christie doing?? It’s almost like he’s trying to sabotage Romney with his over the top a$$ kissing of odumbo.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 4:26:51 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: tsowellfan

Obama campaigning may very well turn a loss into a rout. People are seeing a politician who is incapable of being president and who puts his campaign ahead of the nation.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 4:28:43 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: spacejunkie2001

The utility workers from the South and Texas are not union. If they are turned away when trying to help turn on the lights and heat, the unions ought to be stoned in the public square.

Those who spent the time and money to go all the way to NY and NJ should go to the small towns that are desperate for help. They will be welcome there. If not, they should say, “To hell with this,” and bring all their equipment home.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 4:28:50 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: spacejunkie2001
Christie is an attention whore.

I hope Republicans don't forget.

6 posted on 11/02/2012 4:29:03 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: txrefugee

Isn’t it shameful that the state of Alabama (and Texas?) are spending their own money to send these workers to help in a time of huge need and they’re actually being turned away by the NJ unions???? Stunning.


7 posted on 11/02/2012 4:32:02 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: spacejunkie2001

They’re all players just banding together to cover their backsides.


8 posted on 11/02/2012 4:36:48 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: spacejunkie2001

Noting how FEMA, at this point, is apparently doing very little to help in NJ - Christie has covered his b*tt.

He may have been a tad over the top in embracing BO - but he got the needed PR. If he had been luke-warm - the media would have said: “Christie reluctantly asks for Obama’s help” or “Obama races to offer help to Christie in NJ - and receives a rebuff”.

The spotlight will be on FEMA and BO to do better than Katrina - not working so far.

Christie is no fool and he cares about NJ first.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 4:36:53 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: tsowellfan

Christie is a “Scott Brown” variety Republican.

He had a moment or two right after his election where he confronted the public unions in New Jersey but in truth, he had no choice in the matter - there just wasn’t the money to do what they wanted.

So he got a few minutes of union confrontation and a jab or two at the press. Other than that, he’s a Liberal through and through.

He’s got a lot in common with Schwarzenegger except his body is arranged differently.


10 posted on 11/02/2012 4:37:20 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: spacejunkie2001
WTF is Christie doing??

He's scared. He's afraid that Sandy will become his Katrina. He was instantly forced into re-election campaign mode for his next term after the storm hit.

11 posted on 11/02/2012 4:38:31 AM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: sodpoodle
Christie is no fool and he cares about NJ first.

Why did his state refuse non-union Alabama relief aid if he's putting NJ first?

12 posted on 11/02/2012 4:40:55 AM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: spacejunkie2001
I'm no Christie fan, but he DID make Obama waste a day. He also has attached Obama's face to the expected "fast" solution of the problem.

No way are hungry, pissed off people going to give Obama a pass on the inefficient, bureaucratic mess this is fast becoming. There's a lot them who haven't voted yet.

13 posted on 11/02/2012 4:44:00 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: spacejunkie2001

When has Christie ever supported a union.
You may need to look at Trenton for unions power.
Christie won’t anger the union thugs until the
work is done.


14 posted on 11/02/2012 4:46:00 AM PDT by Morris70
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To: fortheDeclaration

The man is governor of the state. This beating up on him represents narrow minded poiltical bigotry. Every action must not be viewed through a toilet paper tube looking at a political prism.

As governor, his primary task is to survey the disaster and then insure forces necessary to mitigate are marshaled. To be critical of that effort when well done is very foolish


15 posted on 11/02/2012 4:46:22 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: spacejunkie2001

I heard someone say that Christie is up for reelection next year no sure though.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 4:47:09 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: spacejunkie2001

Chris Kiss-B. New Joisey is chock full of BS within. Who can blame God if He was simply pissed off at them. When will they learn to trust Him instead of false messiah’s like Barry.


17 posted on 11/02/2012 4:47:23 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Slump Tester
has attached Obama's face to the expected "fast" solution of the problem.

I believe what Christie did was very smart.
18 posted on 11/02/2012 4:47:39 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: spacejunkie2001

Heckuva job, Brownie.....errr Barcky.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 4:49:23 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: spacejunkie2001

Christie is a fat pig and he ate obama’s dog.


20 posted on 11/02/2012 4:50:11 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: tsowellfan

I just learned about that. Did Christie authorize this refusal - or was it some Union boss in Newark? Did the Gov. know about it - how come this was not resolved before the guys left Alabama?


21 posted on 11/02/2012 4:50:11 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: spacejunkie2001

That’s not a bad theory.

All this Christie hate is misdirected. I’m using his magnanimity to great affect in contrast with Gov Blanco and Mayor Nagin’s treatment of George Bush. Showing it’s Republicans that can work with everyone in a crisis and not just play the blame game.


22 posted on 11/02/2012 4:53:14 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: novemberslady

Yeah, and Obama wasted that day in a state he supposedly already had, instead of spending it in a toss-up state. I agree - it WAS smart!


23 posted on 11/02/2012 4:55:32 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: sodpoodle
I just learned about that. Did Christie authorize this refusal - or was it some Union boss in Newark? Did the Gov. know about it - how come this was not resolved before the guys left Alabama?

State Of Emergency

24 posted on 11/02/2012 4:56:40 AM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: bert
Nothing he did with Obama actually helped his State!

So save the sacrimonious attitude.

25 posted on 11/02/2012 4:57:45 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: spacejunkie2001; tsowellfan; LS; txrefugee; fortheDeclaration; FES0844; sodpoodle; shibumi; ...
Obama and Christie will go down as huge failures on this catastrophe and it serves Christie right

I think all Freepers would be happy to see Christie punch Obama in his girly nose.

Ok, that ain't going to happen.

We all know that the media is going to try to make the Republican Governor look bad to the best of their ability, no matter what he does.

Given that fact, why let Obama sit in Washington and cheer them on?

Get him in a bear hug, and now anything that goes wrong (gas lines, dumpster diving, etc) punches Bama's ticket at the same time.

Freeperland is politics without consequences. That is to say, it's just a marketing meeting where perfect ideas never meet reality.

Christie is governor where the 47% control most of the state, and people's lives are at stake. Get real folks.

26 posted on 11/02/2012 4:58:21 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: spacejunkie2001

“I guess what I want to know is, WTF is Christie doing?? It’s almost like he’s trying to sabotage Romney with his over the top a$$ kissing of odumbo.”

What is Christie doing? O’Reilly said that Christie and Obama were “doing the lambada”.

On Rush, it was mentioned that Christie just might be sabotaging Romney. Christie wants to run for President in 2016. He knows that if Romney wins it’ll probably be 8 years of Romney, then 8 years of Ryan. Sixteen years is a long time to wait if you’re an attention whore like Christie.


27 posted on 11/02/2012 5:01:39 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: sam_paine
Christie is governor where the 47% control most of the state, and people's lives are at stake.

"Real leaders don't follow polls. Real leaders change polls"

28 posted on 11/02/2012 5:01:39 AM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: Incorrigible

Yes but did Chris KissME really have to have a love sloberfest over king BOZerO?
That was over the top praising him so much for showing up and all that photo_op BS biz. Anything Hussein touches turns to disaster anyway. CC could have toned it way down with Barry if that was his kissup strategy.


29 posted on 11/02/2012 5:02:02 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: spacejunkie2001

This, imo, was the perfect time for him to get revenge on Romney for not giving him the job he wanted in his administration.

No way to know for sure but he way, way, way too friendly with 0 for it not be something along those lines.


30 posted on 11/02/2012 5:02:02 AM PDT by RetSignman (REMEMBER THE 2010 MOVEMENT)
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To: tsowellfan

Precisely!!

Probably some disgruntled union workers acting stupid in a time of crisis.


31 posted on 11/02/2012 5:02:21 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: tsowellfan

I worked in disaster relief and know many disaster volunteers that travel to the disaster scenes. I know two who will tell you that the people of New Jersey are totally obnoxious and the worst in America for working with in a disaster.

They will not go back to New Jersey in a disaster volunteer capacity and warn all who go what is coming. That is, be prepared for a terrible experience with terrible people.

The electric workers incident is just proof of the typical.


32 posted on 11/02/2012 5:03:35 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: fortheDeclaration

-——Nothing he did with Obama actually helped his State!-—

You do not know that to be true. You are fabricating a malicious construct to justify your own small minded view.

You have no clue of what was discussed or transpired off camera or front page. The fact is you just plain don’t know what you are talking about.


33 posted on 11/02/2012 5:08:04 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: spacejunkie2001

Most political whores could learn much about integrity from honest prostitutes.


34 posted on 11/02/2012 5:12:02 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: bert

Last night I called Decatur Utilities in AL to say both sorry and thank them for sending the help. I read that Long Island accepted their help-—they need it too. I have family there needing power restored. Unions are scum,


35 posted on 11/02/2012 5:12:56 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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I’ll be sure to tell my two sons how terrible NJ folks are.

One just got off a 22 hour shift guarding downed utility lines in Monmouth County.That’s after working two 16 hour shifts on Tuesday and Wednesday. He has been organizing relief efforts on Facebook via smartphone as well.

The other son works for the Borough of Seaside Heights, who finally got to his job yesterday for the first time and said the place looks like Afghanistan.

Both have been living without power since Monday. And no gasoline, heat,etc.

The son on downed line duty says folks have brought him food and coffee; the other says the police in Seaside Heights have worked non-stop to rescue folks event though they lost everything themselves.

Let me add a nephew in the NJ National Guard who was called up on Tuesday for storm relief.

Are folks in NJ obnoxious? Damn straight they are. Try living in a small state with 8 million other people.They are also the worst drivers in the world. But there are no better folks to have in a foxhole with you.

I sent that link to Fox and Friends and to Gov. Christie’s office about the Alabama crews being turned away—that is infuriating.

We had our moments during Sandy here in southern DE, but we came through OK.

It is frustrating as hell to watch the devastation and not being able to help.

But I know of many citizen led relief efforts that are underway now in Jersey. They aren’t waiting for FEMA, Obama, and Christie either.

God bless them all. Even the obnoxious need prayer.


36 posted on 11/02/2012 5:20:06 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: tsowellfan

maybe, on the other hand, Christie is a genius and saw just exactly how this would play out!


37 posted on 11/02/2012 5:22:44 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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Christie is a genius and saw just exactly how this would play out!

You mean, watching relief crews from Alabama get sent out of the state was planned?

38 posted on 11/02/2012 5:24:24 AM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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Here in Monmouth county...

Most people still have no electric.
The wait for gas if you're lucky enough to get it can be from 1 to 4 hours.
Crews that came from other states have been sent away for not being union.

Our shoreline has been decimated.
Governor Christie would be crucified if he turned away help.

I haven't seen NJ senators Menendez or Lautenberg out there demanding help.
(sure would be a different story if Bush was president)

People in NJ do get to see and hear campaign ads from Menendez constantly though.
39 posted on 11/02/2012 5:24:52 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: novemberslady

Jeb Bush had no business letting that hurricane get past Florida either.

You can clearly see how the chemtrails from Katrina generated by that secret weather machine in Cheney’s basement pushed those airplanes into the WTC with the innocent terrorists kidnapped by Richard Nixon’s alien clone from the Roswell crash  while Ronald Reagan planted the thermite explosives in black helicopters during area 51 time travel experiments filming Bed Time for Bonzo with the help of Romney’s father...

“The Twoof is out there on the X-Files”

(SARCASM STILL ON)


40 posted on 11/02/2012 5:26:08 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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Governor Christie is not the one who turned away non-union crews.


41 posted on 11/02/2012 5:27:51 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: txrefugee

Obviously NJ needs a Right To Work law if only for public safety.


42 posted on 11/02/2012 5:38:45 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: bert
I do know that to be true since the entire action was nothing but a series of photo-ops that had no real practical effect on the State.

You think Obama actually seeing some damage changed anything?

No, the aid was coming regardless of what Christie did.

Christie should have been more concerned about getting non-union workers into the State to help it, that would have been useful.

So, the fact is, Christie enjoyed being the poster boy for 'overcoming politics for the good of his State' when all he did was make a fool of himself.

43 posted on 11/02/2012 5:50:22 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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No is begrudging Christie doing his job as Gov and doing what he can to get aid for it.

But he didn't have to make a point of praising Obama and the Federal Government as if they actually did something!

What did they do but PROMISE aid, and Obama is good at that!

44 posted on 11/02/2012 5:52:47 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: tsowellfan

yes, if somehow he can blame it on obama! (I know it’s unlikely....just fun speculation..esp in the closing days of an incredibl important election


45 posted on 11/02/2012 5:55:04 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: novemberslady
He is still responsible for making sure they were allowed to work.

I guess Christie and Obama do have alot in common, neither seems responsible for anything.

46 posted on 11/02/2012 5:55:08 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration
But he didn't have to make a point of praising Obama and the Federal Government as if they actually did something! What did they do but PROMISE aid, and Obama is good at that!

The standard bearer for Capitalism in this election has promised the he, personally, will "create 12 million jobs!"

I know he knows that the president can't actually create jobs, but that's the dialect that people use.

Don't you see how the lay of the land requires politicians on both sides to communicate to the least-common-denominator dummy now, and expect the rest of us to know the reality?

Instead of replacing Bush/Katrina with Christie/Sandy, we could very well have Obama/Sandy deal up that favorite talking point. We'll sure see!

btw, if Christie's mere glad handing tilts the election? We were toast anyhow.

47 posted on 11/02/2012 6:08:04 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: spacejunkie2001

I would have gone with Christie’s ‘Stan Laurel’


48 posted on 11/02/2012 6:11:05 AM PDT by Homer1
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To: fortheDeclaration
I see a Charlie Christ situation emerging with Chris Christi... he's dead in my books... from now on when his mouth moves, all I hear is, "gee, Obmam's the greatest, what a President, I just love this guy, xoxoxoxoxo!!" FUBO & CC
49 posted on 11/02/2012 6:13:03 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: fortheDeclaration; novemberslady
ftdeclaration: [Christie] is still responsible for making sure they were allowed to work.

I guess Christie and Obama do have alot in common, neither seems responsible for anything.

Really? Do you hear yourself? The governor nor the president are responsible for every single paycheck and repair ticket!!!

If the President decreed that all Stop signs in the country are temporarily designated Yield signs for an emergency, do you think every cop and deputy sheriff and truck driver and soccer mom would adapt overnight?

The union laws are in place, and low level lackeys love them.

Will this provide a wealth of bad advertising for union mentalities in a deep-blue union-loving state? Hell yeah!

Maybe there will be some reconsideration of union laws in New Jersey now?

50 posted on 11/02/2012 6:17:29 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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