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Bill Clinton Praises Chris Christie for 'Bipartisan' Disaster Policy
Christian Post ^ | 06/16/2013 | Anugrah Kumar

Posted on 06/16/2013 10:54:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Democrat Bill Clinton and Republican Chris Christie Friday shared a stage on the final day of the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Chicago, where the former president praised the New Jersey governor for his "bipartisan" response to Superstorm Sandy.

"The enduring image most Americans have of you is standing there in your jacket, grieving with your people, working with them and working with the president," Clinton told Christie, who was sitting by his side.

Instead of attending the Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington, Christie chose to be with Clinton on Friday, about a month after the governor toured the New Jersey Shore, which saw devastation by Sandy.

Christie is up for re-election this year.

"You got both praise and damnation for ignoring political differences that you had then – and still have with the president and all of us who are in the other party – to do something that was really important," CBS News quoted Clinton as saying at the session called "Cooperation and Collaboration: A Conversation on Leadership."

Christie is now helping New Jersey prepare for the next storm, so Clinton commented, "this should be as unifying as that. We've got to stop waiting for something horrible to happen" before taking action.

The governor responded by saying, "No one in my state was arguing to me that Tuesday October 30th, 'governor, you should privatize the response to this storm from here on out.' This is one of those things where regardless of where you fall on the ideological spectrum, you would agree this is government's responsibility."

Christie said building up of the dunes on the Jersey Shore was a sensible thing to do. "Even if you have no interest in the subject, you're paying to restore the Jersey Shore," he said. "It's an issue because of the number of people that live there and the expense associated with rebuilding the area."

Christie is seen as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, although he hasn't said whether he is running. There have also been speculations about Bill Clinton's and Hillary Clinton's possible run for president. However, neither Clinton nor Christie made many mention of that, not even jokingly, at Friday's session.

The Chicago conference was opened by Hillary Clinton on Thursday where she explained her new role in the Clinton foundation.

Bill Clinton on Friday introduced Christie by sharing how he first got to know him. At the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament, Clinton and Christies would sit close to each other. "I remember the first time I plopped down and started talking to him, I thought this was going to wreck this guy's career," Clinton said jokingly. "Maybe he can get elected in New Jersey but everybody else will say, 'Oh my God. He's consorting with a leper.' …And he never blinked… As far as he was concerned, as long as I could talk about basketball it was alright with him."


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; christie; clinton; sandy

1 posted on 06/16/2013 10:54:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

yeah as long as you see it my way


2 posted on 06/16/2013 10:57:51 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: SeekAndFind

Christy took funds from the federal government to help with disaster relief in his state.

This is termed, bi-partisan by Bill Clinton, because as we all know, disaster relief is supposed to be free of political considerations.

Smartest president eva... until Obrama of course.

“Hey! It’s Father’s day. I’d like to talk about single moms and Homosexual men...”


3 posted on 06/16/2013 10:58:19 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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To: DoughtyOne

RE: Christy took funds from the federal government to help with disaster relief in his state.

This is money filled with pork UNRELATED to Sandy relief. At least 1/4 of the money is PORK.


4 posted on 06/16/2013 11:00:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Bubba and Christie Cream are all for Bipartisan Disaster Policy as long as Texas is not a recipient.
5 posted on 06/16/2013 11:07:01 AM PDT by freedom1st
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To: SeekAndFind

I predict a Cankles/Fatso 2016 ticket


6 posted on 06/16/2013 11:07:06 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: SeekAndFind

Meanwhile Mr. Obama won’t do SH!T for Texas in an emergency.

Getting his “revenge” no doubt just as he told his voters to.


7 posted on 06/16/2013 11:07:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably so... and...

If it’s like it is out here, you have people showing up to get funds to take care of things that have needed to be taken care of for a decade or two before the event.


8 posted on 06/16/2013 11:09:27 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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To: DoughtyOne

It’s lining up already.

Hillary/NJ Fatboy 2016.

The MSM is having a mediagasm over the “bipartisan” ticket.


9 posted on 06/16/2013 11:09:51 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

I sure don’t like the idea of waiting until 2015 to clear the decks on Benghazi, but if it happened I wouldn’t mind.


10 posted on 06/16/2013 11:12:04 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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To: nascarnation

To your point, I wouldn’t doubt it.


11 posted on 06/16/2013 11:12:33 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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To: SeekAndFind
The ol' carrot & stick approach works well for democrats on RINOs.

Except with Bill Clinton its never a carrot.

12 posted on 06/16/2013 11:13:24 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Both politicians are using each other.

Clinton to anger the conservatives. Damage CC.

Christie to show that he can work with liberals; he’s not convicted to the beliefs like most conservatives are. He’s not mean. (Though he sure lies in bed with those who are destroying the nation; to me, he’s a turncoat)


13 posted on 06/16/2013 11:13:46 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: SeekAndFind

No mistake about it, Willie is pushing for Christie to run against Hitlery Cankles in the 2016 election. She’d beat him.


14 posted on 06/16/2013 11:16:42 AM PDT by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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To: nascarnation
Hillary/NJ Fatboy 2016.

Sure would explain most of *NJ Fatboy's* actions for the past months.

15 posted on 06/16/2013 11:17:54 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy......Nuff said.)
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To: 50mm

I disagree.
I think they’ll be on the same ticket.

I originally thought Hillary would have DeVal (Jr Baraq) Patrick as her VP but I’m thinking it’s gonna be NJ Fatboy.


16 posted on 06/16/2013 11:19:19 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: SeekAndFind

I forgot....There was a lot of cr** in that funding.


17 posted on 06/16/2013 11:21:00 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: The Cajun

His rationale would be in 2024 he’s only 61 yrs old and runs for POTUS himself with 8 yrs VP experience.


18 posted on 06/16/2013 11:21:52 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

I’m just hoping we will have another election...........


19 posted on 06/16/2013 11:22:34 AM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: SeekAndFind
Bill Clinton Praises Chris Christie for 'Bipartisan' Disaster Policy

Of course. The Clintons are trying to set up Blubber Boy for the Repub. nomination in 2016 because he will be so easy for Hill-baby to beat. God spare us from both plagues!!

20 posted on 06/16/2013 11:23:49 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t forget “comprehensive” .... if it’s bipartisan AND comprehensive, you MUST be some far-Right extreemist to oppose it.


21 posted on 06/16/2013 11:23:50 AM PDT by mikrofon (Not to mention "Reasonable"...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Christie will run as an independent. I know the GOP is full of RINO’s but this guy is too cozy with libs for even those people to support him.


22 posted on 06/16/2013 11:24:28 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: mikrofon

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/12/20/amendment-cuts-pork-from-hurricane-sandy-relief-bill/


23 posted on 06/16/2013 11:27:15 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

Three cheers for the slush fund!


24 posted on 06/16/2013 11:30:43 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Bill Clinton Praises Chris Christie for 'Bipartisan' Disaster Policy

Bill Clinton Praises Chris Christie as 'Bipartisan' Disaster

Fixed it!!

25 posted on 06/16/2013 11:44:16 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Chris sure seems to be palling around with Obama & The Clintons at lot lately.

Christie is just sizing up which camp he wants to be in.

26 posted on 06/16/2013 11:47:27 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Cyman

You can take that to the bank. You see can them setting the stage for this. Just wait until the MSM start getting their orders from the DNC. They’re will be even more puff pieces and pictures of Christie with Obama and Bubba, or Hillary herself. Look for even more praise for Christie from top Democrats.


27 posted on 06/16/2013 12:00:29 PM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Thanks for the reference!


28 posted on 06/16/2013 2:10:39 PM PDT by mikrofon (Fair Share ;)
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To: GoldenPup
Of course. The Clintons are trying to set up Blubber Boy for the Repub. nomination in 2016 because he will be so easy for Hill-baby to beat. God spare us from both plagues!!

As I have been saying for a couple of decades that every election puts a worse puppet in office & it will continue until a true revolution takes place. Observing the climate of the sheeple none are ready for such as long as the train runs on time.

29 posted on 06/16/2013 2:16:08 PM PDT by Digger
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To: SeekAndFind

One of these days Christie is going to wake up and realize that he has been used and discarded.


30 posted on 06/16/2013 3:30:24 PM PDT by AdaGray
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