Skip to comments.Gov. Christie: Obama deserves "great credit" for storm response
Posted on 10/30/2012 6:14:40 AM PDT by KantianBurke
CBS News) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spoke to "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which made landfall near Atlantic City, N.J. and wreaked havoc statewide.
"The state of New Jersey took it in the neck worse than any other state," Christie said of the storm's effects. "It's going to take us a while to dig out from under it, but we will dig out from under it," he added.
Christie called the level of cooperation between the local, state and federal governments "excellent" and praised President Obama's involvement. "I was on the phone for the third time yesterday, last night, with the president of the United States. He called me at midnight last night as he was seeing reports," he said before adding that President Obama accelerated the designation of New Jersey as a major disaster area "without the usual red tape."
"The cooperation has been great with FEMA here on the ground and the cooperation from the president of the United States has been outstanding. He deserves great credit," Christie added.
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CBS playing politics....see see Odungo is great, Bush bad bad
I’m a big Christie fan, but if Romney wins Tuesday, he’ll be the nominee.
Can we make it through the next election before readying the 2016 circular firing squad?
“Credit” would have been fine for Christie to say...”great credit” was way over the line.
2016 GOP nominee anyone?
How about “Bozo of the Year”? Helping us lose two in the bag Senate races and now promoting O. What is he thinking? Surely not 2016. That’s laughable.
And this was the guy that Coulter said we couldn’t win without.
Its never too early to expose RINOs as much as that troubles bots like you.
He has to pass reelection next year first anyway.
For making a few phone calls? Too bad he couldn't have done the same with Benghazi?
Christie has a tendency to over-exaggerate.
I disagree. He is known nationally as a Romney spokesman. He cannot be perceived to be playing politics with the storm. He is going out of his way to be nice so the MSM cannot portray him as a Romney attack dog damning the President with faint praise.
Obama’s only motivation is his image for the election. Sorry...but that is how I see it.
At this point, I do not know what motivated Christie’s “GREAT credit” remark about the present inhabitant of the White House.
His demeanor in Fox & Friends this AM was troubling. Christie was absolutely pissed when they asked if Romney might come tour the damage but then waxed poetic about how wonderful Obama had been, and how he’d called him three times yesterday.
If this narrative of Obama = great leader in tough times continues (and you better believe Romney will now either be silenced or ignored or painted as insincere), it could very well affect this election. Thanks, Chris!
What storm? It’s bad enough the press overhyped Sandy, let’s not do it here. I mean, this hurricane fizzled. There is no disaster.
No, thanks. For starters, loudmouth, fat guy, Jersey/NYC attitude doesn't go over well with a lot of people.
Great Christie let FEMA into his state to do its job unlike the dem gov. of Louisiana when Bush was president....Yes, Christie deserves credit for not playing politics with a state disaster...rah, rah Christie....OK I am done.
Christie was on with the Friends as well...they asked if Mitt or Barry were visiting and he slammed them with—I don’t give a DAMN about presidential politics right now, there are lives at stake, etc. He then concluded that Barry called him three times to offer whatever he needed and for that he will commend him.
awww don’t worry bot. Even if the RNC cuts off your allowance you’ll always have Dubya’s “Daily Dose” threads to oogle.
Diplomatic-speak for “Give me money!”.
I don’t think most Americans want to see this disaster politicized. I know I don’t. If Christie is satisfied with Obama’s response for NJ, what is wrong with saying so? That being said, my worry is now the media is pointing at Romney’s statement regarding getting rid of FEMA. If FEMA performs well, people will not agree with Romney.
You sound . . . angry. Gary Johnson not polling as well as you hoped?
OMG WTH is Christie doing????!!!! We could lose NJ and NY!!!!
Seriously, the only people that Obama will score points with on the hurricane are the libs in NY and NJ. Everyone else has a brain and cognitive thinking skills.
Can’t this guy keep his mouth shut??? All he had to say was “The Federal Gov’t has been helpful and we appreciate it”
Don’t even mention Bammy Boy
Christie is an egomaniac. He wants Obama to win so he can get the nomination is 2016. That was obvious when he gave his lame keynote convention speech.
I take your side in this. The last thing they need right now is for the Romney campaign, or his spokesmen, to be seen politicizing a natural disaster. Romney used his campaign bus to aid hurricane relief. That speaks volumes more than slamming Obama. I think Christie's playing this smart.
Are there any other RINOs that need “exposing?” I’m particularly concerned about the 2024 election. /s
Christie should avoid praising Obama. There are politically tactful ways to do so without hurting Romney. Unfortunately, Christie is playing to his left-leaning NJ electorate.
I missed that, but I'm more than disappointed - and somehow not surprised. Other news outlets (like ABC) are already reporting about the adoring things he said about 0.
Like you said, "Thanks, Chris!"
0bama excels in areas where the decision is so obvious that even a 5 year old would know what to do.
Otherwise,was Kissie damning 0turd with praise or
is he just a big suck up?
Hey Chris......he’s the PRESIDENT....This is his JOB!! geesh....do you think Obama would say, “Gov. Christie is doing an excellent job”?? NO, because it IS the JOB!!
That was my thought. He’s subtly undercutting Romney to position himself for the next election.
Exactly. Why help the "media" manufacture the narrative that Obama is "leading?"
At this point, I do not know what motivated Christies GREAT credit remark about the present inhabitant of the White House.
I heard an O-bot here at work yesterday say "wow, this hurricane will give Obama a chance to show his leadership skills". Before Katrina, people didn't look to the president for "leadership" during and after hurricanes. Aside form declaring a federal disaster area, the POTUS has diddly to do with hurricanes. However, after Katrina, the MSM used it as an excuse to blast Bush for lack of leadership, thus setting up Obama as a " great leader".
I would have prefered to see tough-guy Christie continue on his line of "not caring about politics at a time like this" by not singling out the POTUS for acclaim because Obama hasn't got anything to do with it. We knew the narrative from the beginning would be "look at how great and studly Obama is during a crisis"; and Christie joined in with it.
Completely agree with you guys. Christie is shrewd. He knew exactly what he was doing. Christie is the type of guy who stabs you in the back with a smile on his face, and then acts offended if you have the nerve to call hi. Out on it! Ughhh! I can’t stand him, and I sure as hell would never trust him!
FU Christie. I’m without power and even im not blaming the guy I hate more than anything for what is a natural disaster. All I have to say is this country owes president bush a major league apology.
Okay, chill out. The people in those states have a real nightmare in their hands. It was a bad, really bad storm in a heavily populated area. We still don’t know how bad it is because they are just now assessing their damages and seeing if there are dead folks out there.
In fairness, many of us are so used to the MSM overhyping things, that when it is really bad, we tend to mistrust them, mainly because they play politics with everything and always twist it to aid the democrats.
The GOP Governors, like Christie have a giant mess on their hands an know they better do well or the MSM will skewer them. They also are going out of their way to keep Romney from being dragged in and accused of politicizing the storm. The MSM would love to do that.
I thought he went a overboard thanking Obama, but he was asked a question that would have dragged Romney into it and he reacted. He also looked exhausted.
Chubby the Hut tries to damage Romney so that he can have a shot at 2016. If that goes down... we will start on a new TEA Party November 7.
“Seriously, the only people that Obama will score points with on the hurricane are the libs in NY and NJ. Everyone else has a brain and cognitive thinking skills.”
Disagree. There are too many sheeple out there, and there is enough time for the Lames to build up Zero as being so brilliant in a crisis, where meany-pants W was inept and uncaring.
Already the Lames are declaring another ‘gaffe’ by Romney for his FEMA statement, which they are playing ad nauseum...
And THANKS A LOT Christie, for giving the Lames their sound-bite to be shown over and over.
Did he lower them for Stevens?
He politicized it this morning with his very rude response to Fox & friends. It was a legitimate question.
he could just shut his mouth
Let's hope not on both counts.
While I don’t like it, Christie can’t afford as a Romney surrogate to appear to be playing politics at all.
IF HE EVEN SAID ANYTHING THAT APPEARED LESS THAN POSITIVE about Obama’s response, it would be the leading news of the day and be tied to Romney.
Sorry folks, but Christie’s right here.
He’s first and foremost an attention-seeking politician. Besides praising The Worst President Ever because he had several ego-building calls from the White House, his other concern was possibly rescheduling Halloween “for the children.”
Gack....sounds like a Democrat to me.
political...this is going to be political...
What an idiot. “Presidential Politics” is probably the most important thing going on in the country right now. Whether you like it or not the next President will decide the fate of many more lives than the hurricane. The time for politics is now Christie. The fact that you don’t get that is a problem