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Political marriage between Chris Christie and President Obama breaks up over Sandy aid rift
Washington Post ^ | 03/07/2014 | By Robert Costa and Rosalind S. Helderman

Posted on 03/07/2014 12:18:22 PM PST by SeekAndFind

The once-budding friendship between President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reached its zenith in May on a storm-ravaged boardwalk in Point Pleasant, N.J.

After Obama missed four throws at a carnival game, Christie stepped in, picked up a football and tossed it through a hoop, winning the president a stuffed bear.

“One and done,” the governor said as a crowd cheered and the two men exchanged a high-five.

On Thursday, however, Christie used an appearance before the Conservative Political Action Conference to blast Obama in personal terms, as a weak leader.

Accusing Obama of sitting on the sidelines during bipartisan debt talks, Christie said, “If that’s your attitude, Mr. President, what the hell are we paying you for?”

The stark contrast between then and now demonstrated how the bond nurtured by the odd couple after Hurricane Sandy has unraveled — and been replaced by a feud between two politicians who no longer stand to benefit from the appearance of a close partnership.

At the root of recent tension is a disagreement about relief for New Jersey residents affected by the hurricane, which hit in October 2012. Christie in recent days has blamed Obama and his administration for getting in the way of help reaching the state.

Christie’s frustration has become a theme of his town-hall meetings, and he has called FEMA — the Federal Emergency Management Agency — the “new F-word.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; hurricane; obama; sandy

1 posted on 03/07/2014 12:18:22 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

THAT's WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU SLEEP WITH THE ENEMY


2 posted on 03/07/2014 12:19:59 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I will NEVER forgive that freaking jerk for this.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 12:21:58 PM PST by Phillyred
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe Christie should ask the Russians to invade NJ. He might be able to get rid of Trenton and at the same time get billions in aid, like Ukraine did. A win-win.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 12:22:40 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

5 posted on 03/07/2014 12:23:22 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Phillyred

Go to the barrier island across from Toms River, NJ.

A year and a half later, it still looks like ground zero in places.

Christie is a failure.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 12:23:49 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: SeekAndFind

Look up “Glenn Beck Bromance” on youtube. Christie & Obama like Lady & the Tramp. A real hoot.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 12:30:07 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Apparently being pals with obama is now a political liability. ;-)


8 posted on 03/07/2014 12:32:45 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope to high heaven that christie may be considered a has-been.


9 posted on 03/07/2014 12:35:04 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SeekAndFind
B.S.

This is just the Washington Post trying to make Christie palatable to conservatives. They know another North Eastern, squishy Republican will lose, again.

Fox News is pushing Christie too, but they're doing so because they toe the GOPe line and they actually think, wrongly, that Christie can win.

10 posted on 03/07/2014 12:44:09 PM PST by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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To: SeekAndFind

And Christie with that one photo gave legitimacy to obozo and helped him look presidential about a month before the election.

Idiot.

You never shake hands with the enemy that close to an election.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 12:47:53 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: SeekAndFind

Christie is not the first brokenhearted lover who ended up with nothing after believing Obama’s bull skat.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 12:49:52 PM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: SeekAndFind
Great cartoons. The pig has walked away . . . like this little poem my Daddy used to recite to me before I'd go out for the night:

One night in late October,
When I was far from sober . . .
Walking home with my manly pride.
My feet begin to stutter,
So I laid down in the gutter,
And a pig walked up and laid down by my side.
A lady passing near was heard to say:
"You can tell a man who boozes by the company he chooses!"
Then, the pig got up and quickly walked away.

13 posted on 03/07/2014 12:58:44 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ealgeone
And Christie with that one photo gave legitimacy to obozo and helped him look presidential about a month before the election.

It was about a week before. The doughboy's timing couldn't have been worse.

It was almost like he wanted Romney to lose so he'd be out of the way in 2016.

14 posted on 03/07/2014 1:01:13 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

The political resurrection of Chris Christie; Gee, ya think the governor of NJ could possibly have ties to any organized crime syndicates? Na, he’s a family man, pure as snow he is, just like obozo, the Clintons and the Bushes.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 1:03:37 PM PST by drypowder
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To: Washi

“...This is just the Washington Post trying to make Christie palatable to conservatives. They know another North Eastern, squishy Republican will lose, again.....”

Absolutely correct. They know you can’t polish a turd and Crispy Creme is the biggest turd of all turds. Why is this guy even in the GOP to start with????


16 posted on 03/07/2014 1:15:07 PM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: SeekAndFind

You mean the traitor fat basturd fell for the lies the rest of the country did?


17 posted on 03/07/2014 1:24:46 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: ealgeone

You never shake hands with the enemy that close to an election.
= = = = = = = = = = = =
And how convenient the FREE, UNBIASED, Press neglected to mention that the D guvs in NY, CT, MA had told him NOT to cross our borders.

So, a (supposed) R Heavy Hitter (in more ways than one) embraces the LIB, empty promises are tossed about like yesterdays morals - with virtually nothing getting done.

My biggest WTF is that the good people of NY and NJ didn’t riot when the underhanded, overwhelmed local power crews REJECTED non union QUALIFIED help.

Notice when it is triple and quadruple time the UNION help doesn’t mind going South and working with the ‘SCABS’.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 1:28:36 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --In CNNs (feeble) mind, EVERYONE that doesnt ask for more Kool-Aid is bullying BO)
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To: Washi
"This is just the Washington Post trying to make Christie palatable to conservatives."

Absolutely correct.

The LSM is going to do to Christie what they did to Romney, i.e. puff him up during the primaries and diss everyone else, then once he's won the nomination, drop the hammer on him.

Romney pre-nomination: Kiss kiss, we like Mitt.

Post nomination: Dog on car roof, meany scalper in private school, Baine worker wife killer, offshore millions, etc.

Christie pre-nomination: Works well with Obama, blue collar populist, take charge no-nonsense leader.

Post nomination: Arrogant bully, Gov. Thug, ~ Sept. '16 indictments unsealed, Special Prosecuter named.

Moral of the story? No more RINOS!

19 posted on 03/07/2014 1:37:50 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Vigilanteman; MinuteGal

“And Christie with that one photo gave legitimacy to obozo and helped him look presidential about a month before the election.
It was about a week before. The doughboy’s timing couldn’t have been worse.

It was almost like he wanted Romney to lose so he’d be out of the way in 2016.”

I don’t know why so many on FR are bent out of shape about Christie’s having hugged Obama and thus supposedly helped Obama win. Those same Freepers wanted Romney to lose also, so all those Freepers should have been high fiving Christie for having facilitated Romney’s political demise.


20 posted on 03/07/2014 1:56:50 PM PST by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: flaglady47

I’ve gone to the polls and voted R in all the last few elections, like a lemming . . for Dole, for McCain, for Romney. Stick a fork in me. I’m done.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 3:20:46 PM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Twinkie

“I’ve gone to the polls and voted R in all the last few elections, like a lemming . . for Dole, for McCain, for Romney. Stick a fork in me. I’m done.”

Yup, with Hitlery as Prez, you’ll be well done. Actually fried. Too bad you’ll help to take me down with you.


22 posted on 03/07/2014 4:47:30 PM PST by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: flaglady47

What do YOU suggest for all of us sick of the establishment Republican club antics? We’ve been patient, supportive of their antics over the years; now it’s about become a choice between Frick and Frack (the Republican & the Dhimmicrat).


23 posted on 03/09/2014 5:20:39 AM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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