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Gov. Christie: Obama deserves "great credit" for storm response
CBS News ^ | October 30th, 2012 | CBS News

Posted on 10/30/2012 6:14:40 AM PDT by KantianBurke

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To: rwfromkansas

A week before the election and you’re going to say that Obama deserves GREAT CREDIT? I don’t think so....we need to fight until the end. Obama did NOTHING that deserves great credit. BUSH did waaaaaay more for New Orleans than was ever reported and look how the DEMS handled that. Sorry, friend...we fight til the end. No more Mr Nice Guy...our country can’t afford it.


51 posted on 10/30/2012 6:52:20 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Lady Heron
Democrats did the exact same thing with Bush 41 in Florida.

Worked so good they repeated themselves with Bush 43.

52 posted on 10/30/2012 6:53:48 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: KantianBurke
SIXTEEN PEOPLE HAVE DIED SO FAR IN SANDY... 4 DIED IN BENGHAZI... ALL 20 DEATHS ARE obama’s FAULT. IF BUSH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH AND DESTRUCTION OF KATRINA... obama OWNS THIS ONE!

I can be just as political as the rats and their faux messiah. FEMA NEVER CREATED A BUSINESS... CREATED WEALTH OR HELPED THE ECONOMY... THEY REDISTRIBUTE WEALTH ONLY... AND VERY inefficiently at that.

LLS

53 posted on 10/30/2012 6:58:14 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The reality is that FEMA does not have a ton to do, because local police and fire departments are well equipped and well staffed and pretty much every town has an evacuation center with generators. The thousands of homeless families around here (which potentially includes me - I have no information yet on my own home) will stay with relatives instead of in government trailers.


54 posted on 10/30/2012 6:58:35 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: dalebert
Exactly.

He didn’t have to answer the question. He acted like Romney was trying to horn in. He said he didn’t want to politicize the disaster and he did exactly that by praising Obama and shutting down the question on Romney. He’s a politician through and through and a rude one at that.

He had to explain that he couldn’t get on a helicopter because of the high winds. Can’t he direct the relief from the ground? He is worried he can’t pose for pictures without the helicopter ride. No one cares whether he is in a helicopter or not, except for Christie. It’s all about politics with this man.

55 posted on 10/30/2012 6:59:02 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: 1rudeboy

There is NEVER a reason to give this POS (Obama) credit for ANYTHING.

Christie is an A$$. A BIG FAT A$$. Hardly presidential. He could solve his two biggest problems at the same time with duct tape, by putting it over his mouth.


56 posted on 10/30/2012 6:59:25 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: dforest

Wish CBS would just stop politicizing.

It is CBS who is doing it AND 0.

Christie coul’ve done differently, but I do have to say this. He could not have slept last night. He’s got a horde of tired, scared and hard-working people on his hands and weeks more to go (this, not being an election stunt, will not be over on election day) and CBS needs to just stop trying to ruin our country by pushin 0 back onto us. THey’ll be the first ones whining over what a complete and utter disaster 0 makes of this country 2 weeks into a second or should I say first term of his complete tyranny.

STOP it CBS JUST STOP IT


57 posted on 10/30/2012 7:00:00 AM PDT by stanne
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To: KantianBurke

OBAMA SAVED US!!!


58 posted on 10/30/2012 7:00:14 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: KantianBurke

Fat boy to voters: Big gov’t works. It ‘s a big storm fat boy, not the end of the world. Total wuss.


59 posted on 10/30/2012 7:03:49 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: stanne

I really think people have made up their minds on who they are voting for. Most can see that those media outfits are pimping Obama in a shameful way over this storm.

The truth about storms or events like it is that most of the country knows about it, but they aren’t focusing on it as much as we political junkies. Distance, and not feeling any of the effects of the storm, don’t make it a top story of interest for them.

Best thing to do is ignore the MSM Obama hero hype.


60 posted on 10/30/2012 7:09:32 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

Just saying, 3-4% of the affected area lost power.. Not really a disaster. 1% of that area loses power at any given time anyway. This is a joke.


61 posted on 10/30/2012 7:15:58 AM PDT by Outraged At FLA
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To: dforest

Sigh.

THey politicized the cr** aut of Katrina. NO should’ve moved those people out of there days before. I watched them moving people out the NIGHT before, not opening the 5 out of six lanes of the highway out of there they should’ve bussed those others out of there 3 or 4 days prior, like NJ got those people off the barrier islands. EASY.
THey were STUPID and it was hard to watch. Then they blamed Bush.

It was politicized beyond recognition and set up hurricaines as political events. 0 is in there now.

I don’t know. It’s hard to witness.

The media is so bad.


62 posted on 10/30/2012 7:17:43 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Outraged At FLA

You are truly an idiot. we saw the entire Jersey Shore and much of NYC and Long Island flooded. We are talking tens of billions of dollars in damages from that, and you are dumb enough to claim this was no disaster?


63 posted on 10/30/2012 7:18:20 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Doogle

Millions without power in NY,CT and NJ, I don’t think many saw Christie praise O.


64 posted on 10/30/2012 7:18:52 AM PDT by lunarville (Common sense ain't so common anymore...)
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To: Outraged At FLA
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.

Gee, have you seen the damage in NJ? We have NO subway system, flooding in the tunnels and people are without power. I guess we'll all just go about our business, get back to work and shut up.
65 posted on 10/30/2012 7:20:29 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: KantianBurke
Big Government begets Big Idiots.

Slobbering all over a guy for doing what he's paid to do? We are so screwed.

At least Ubama has finally found something to do that's not above his pay grade.

66 posted on 10/30/2012 7:20:49 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: KantianBurke

All hussin has done is kiss up with the voters with a few “do as you’re told, don’t question your leaders” camera times. It’s all very freaky and a glimpse of what is to come if he’s re-elected.


67 posted on 10/30/2012 7:26:54 AM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the point of no return?)
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To: Miss Didi
OMG you guys are without power? OH THE HUMANITY? No subways? Why hath God forsaken ye?


68 posted on 10/30/2012 7:29:04 AM PDT by Outraged At FLA
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To: KantianBurke

Great credit? For what, doing his job???


69 posted on 10/30/2012 7:29:14 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Ask the dead of Benghazi how much "Obama cares.")
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To: Outraged At FLA

Look, I live near Indianapolis, we are experiencing really high winds, rain and a little snow today. This is part of that massive storm. It has blown all the way to Indiana.

Those areas are also experiencing the cold that follows, so they have a horrible mess and it is now much colder.

Very miserable for so many people.


70 posted on 10/30/2012 7:30:38 AM PDT by dforest
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To: KantianBurke

Obama did as much earn Christie’s kudos as he did to earn a Nobel Peace Prize.


71 posted on 10/30/2012 7:31:07 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Outraged At FLA

Seeing people whine and complain about beach erosion, subway closures and power outages is going to affect the election? LOL!


72 posted on 10/30/2012 7:31:16 AM PDT by Outraged At FLA
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To: KantianBurke

There is absolutely no reason for Christie to come out and say this one week before the election. Completely unhelpful but very typical of a RINO.


73 posted on 10/30/2012 7:33:19 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: dforest

I live in New York, and we had wind, we had rain, and you know what? I am back to work.. Just another day in the universe.


74 posted on 10/30/2012 7:33:40 AM PDT by Outraged At FLA
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To: wideawake

yes. He is trying to get help for his state, from lousy hack.


75 posted on 10/30/2012 7:33:59 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: Outraged At FLA
Do you understand that it will take billions to fix the subways and that millions use the subways to get to work?

Do you realize just how much real estate got flooded by this event?

You really are a jerk, and that's being kind.

76 posted on 10/30/2012 7:34:39 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy
Do you understand that it will take billions to fix the subways and that millions use the subways to get to work?

Do you realize that it won't?
77 posted on 10/30/2012 7:36:15 AM PDT by Outraged At FLA
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To: Miss Didi
I don’t give a DAMN about presidential politics right now, there are lives at stake, etc.

Christie has a way with unnecessary overstatement. No reason to say that, and presidentail politics for the next week will be far more important to the future of this nation than any impact from Sandy, as bad as that is for those affected.

Maybe 'drama queen' applies to Christie at times.

78 posted on 10/30/2012 7:36:58 AM PDT by Will88
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To: rwfromkansas

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 said what he had to say. To me I would have just said, thanks to the president for expressing concern/ support . The real work is on the ground here, and that will be done locally and is solely my responsibility.


79 posted on 10/30/2012 7:37:18 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Outraged At FLA

Ah, so since you didn’t suffer damage, it wasn’t a disaster.


81 posted on 10/30/2012 7:39:35 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

It IS NOT a disaster. We are taking an area almost half the size of the country and tallying up every incident like it happened in one place. C’mon, don’t fall for the media spin on this. Ridiculous. It isn’t the end of the world, garbage will be picked up on Mondays as always; go back to your life and leave chicken little behind.


82 posted on 10/30/2012 7:42:04 AM PDT by Outraged At FLA
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To: Outraged At FLA
It is not a disaster? Did you miss the fact that the entire Jersey Shore got flooded? And much of NYC and Long Island? Do you understand the tens of billions of dollars in damages that the flooding represents?

Usually Freepers incorporate facts into their opinions. It appears you are an exception.

83 posted on 10/30/2012 7:45:35 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Oh no? NOT THE JERSEY SHORE?


84 posted on 10/30/2012 7:46:08 AM PDT by Outraged At FLA
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I was so waiting for a comment from someone who feels like I do about this guy.

Do y’all recall during the Romney VP selection era how “leaks” kept being made about Christie’s consideration for the slot.

I’ve watched Christie throughout this and yes, he’s been on top of it. But so has O’Malley and Bloomingbird and all the others including mine own Markell.

Christie answered a question about the political election from a reporter and he got so snarky/snipey. “I’m not the least bit interested in the politics of all this,” he said with a snarl and hey, it sounded good. I got a bridge to sell, now slightly under water, to anyone believes politics never crossed Christie’s pretty fat head.

This morning he gives yet another news conference (dear Lord he’s had them all weekend as NJ bore a big brunt of the storm but I’m not at all clear how endless news conferences help) and he’s all the drama mama.

Christie never met a camera he didn’t like. This morning he even beat camera-loving Bloomingbird to the podium.

Heh.


85 posted on 10/30/2012 7:46:47 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: dirtboy
Usually Freepers incorporate facts into their opinions.

You mean like when you said it was going to cost BILLIONS to repair the subways? BWAHAHAHAHA!
86 posted on 10/30/2012 7:47:38 AM PDT by Outraged At FLA
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To: Outraged At FLA

Only a complete jackass would belittle so many homes and businesses getting flooded. Later, jerk.


87 posted on 10/30/2012 7:47:48 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Outraged At FLA

Yes, I read a report before this happened estimating it would take 50 billion dollars to fix the subway system if it got flooded. Unlike you, I do try to incorporate facts into my opinions.


88 posted on 10/30/2012 7:50:01 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy
Only a complete jackass would belittle so many homes and businesses getting flooded. Later, jerk.

Only a complete chicken little would be running around here calling this a disaster. Go back and hide under your covers and let the men run things for a while.
89 posted on 10/30/2012 7:50:27 AM PDT by Outraged At FLA
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To: Outraged At FLA

On another note.. It looks like Sandy will create more jobs than Barack.. :)


90 posted on 10/30/2012 7:51:25 AM PDT by Outraged At FLA
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To: KantianBurke

New Jersey has been devastated by Sandy. Christie needs the federal help. Do you think he wants to anger Obummer right now? He’s thinking of his state. This comment will be soon forgotten.


91 posted on 10/30/2012 7:53:25 AM PDT by Purrcival (Romney/Ryan 2012 -- let's do this!!)
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To: dirtboy

You’re full of it.. Most of the estimates are for $20 billion of the ENTIRE event. Get a clue.


92 posted on 10/30/2012 7:54:59 AM PDT by Outraged At FLA
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To: KantianBurke

New Jersey has been devastated by Sandy. Christie needs the federal help. Do you think he wants to anger Obummer right now? He’s thinking of his state. This comment will be soon forgotten.


93 posted on 10/30/2012 7:55:03 AM PDT by Purrcival (Romney/Ryan 2012 -- let's do this!!)
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To: dirtboy; Outraged At FLA

Don’t waste time on this pantywaist, db. He is a coward who is trying to get people banned while skirting getting banned himself. You know the type - if he met you in person he would crying for forgiveness.


94 posted on 10/30/2012 7:56:42 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Outraged At FLA

Thanks Governor, you are a real help in this election.

I am sure Obama worked really hard giving approval by signing a piece of paper and making a speech, amazing kudos on that.

lol


95 posted on 10/30/2012 7:58:38 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: wideawake

If I met you in person you would be quiet as a mouse.


96 posted on 10/30/2012 7:58:45 AM PDT by Outraged At FLA
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To: dirtboy

http://www.firstpost.com/world/the-cost-of-hurricane-sandy-so-far-16-deaths-20-bn-507841.html

“Storm damage was projected at $10 billion to $20 billion”


97 posted on 10/30/2012 7:59:56 AM PDT by Outraged At FLA
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To: Outraged At FLA
Yeah, and the day after Katrina everyone thought New Orleans had dodged a bullet.

You do realize you are quoting estimates before damaged has begun to be assessed, do you? And you also realize that even if it is "only" 20 billion, it still would be in the top ten hurricane damage tallies?

98 posted on 10/30/2012 8:00:21 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Outraged At FLA

Let’s see...a levee on the Hackensack River broke and flooded a community...Christie reports that EVERY rail line in New Jersey was damaged...extensive damage on the Jersey Shore and in Atlantic City...people on rooftops, waiting to be rescued...

I’d say that to Christie, right now, in his role as Governor of the state, it IS a crisis, much more immediate to him right now in that role than Presidential politics. Believe me, knowing how petty and petulant (and vengeful) our community organizer-in-chief can be, I really can’t blame him for throwing Obummer a bone right now, just to be sure that New Jersey gets the help they need.


99 posted on 10/30/2012 8:02:44 AM PDT by Purrcival (Romney/Ryan 2012 -- let's do this!!)
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To: dirtboy

You show me where anyone said New Orleans had dodged a bullet. Show me. You are so full of it.

Insurance companies don’t seem to be worried:

http://www.boston.com/business/news/2012/10/29/experts-see-manageable-storm-costs-for-insurers/iYSjCHwB2XBaLjzFUi46fJ/story.html

Keep hyping it up, but you are only helping Obama.


100 posted on 10/30/2012 8:03:08 AM PDT by Outraged At FLA
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