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Christie: I campaigned harder than anyone for Romney
New York Post ^ | 6:22 PM, November 7, 2012 | By DAVID K. LI

Posted on 11/07/2012 5:34:38 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- Mitt Romney's surrogate-turned-President Obama fan -- bristled today at suggestions that his embrace of the Democratic incumbent cost Republicans the White House....

When asked what went wrong for Romney last night, Christie deadpanned: “He didn’t get enough votes.”

“I’m not a pundit, I’m an office holder,” Christie said.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; christie; fat; newjersey; nj2012; randsconcerntrolls; rino; romney2012; stupid
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To: rbg81
Have to side with Christie here. People made up there minds long before Sandy came along.

Perhaps, but even Democrats admit it was a stroke of positive luck for them.

Having one of Romney's top surrogates embracing Obama and stressing what a wonderful job he was doing just a few days before a presidential election.... I mean, come on. You can't see how this at least helped Obama some?

51 posted on 11/07/2012 5:58:05 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: KansasGirl

What kind of cck sucker piece of sub-human filth says that? He sounds like my 13 year old daughter talking about one direction! Fcking faggt!


52 posted on 11/07/2012 5:59:14 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: rbg81

Fox reported last night that 46% of voters, especially women, said that Obama’s handling of Hurricane Sandy helped them make up their mind to vote for him.

Letting women vote was obviously a mistake.


53 posted on 11/07/2012 5:59:42 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: PMAS

9% said they made up their minds a day or two before the election, 64% said they approved 0bama’s handling of hurricane Sandy.


Somehow I find this hard to believe, especially since the relief effort was a fiasco. I think that saying Sandy influenced there decision sounded better than saying they supported Obama due to free stuff. Anyone who is swayed on the basis of one picture is a dumba$$ anyway.


54 posted on 11/07/2012 6:00:07 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Shut up Christie. Traitor.


55 posted on 11/07/2012 6:00:34 PM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Anyone else notice how this guy loves to use “I” this...”I” that? Hm? Who else does that....


56 posted on 11/07/2012 6:02:59 PM PST by Ms Mable
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To: txrefugee

No woman should ever vote, period! My wife’s best friend is a perfect example. A degree in finance from GWU. Grad. with honors. CANNOT TELL YOU WITHIN 50 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! when the Civil War went down, but ask her about Tom Cruise, and be prepared for a 3 hour talk.


57 posted on 11/07/2012 6:03:54 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

The fight is no longer for the Left or the Right, it is for the Independent vote and that of the Minorities. I might as well be wined and dined a little as opposed to being taken for granted.

At least, they give a rat’s petunia what I have to say.....


58 posted on 11/07/2012 6:04:20 PM PST by theyreallthesame
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To: dforest

“So Christie indeed may have tipped the scale in Obama’s favor with his slobbering praise. He looked so pathetic schlumping along after Obama like the little wussy fat kid on the block.”

Might be the best analysis of the photo op lovefest between Christie & 0bama I read yet.


59 posted on 11/07/2012 6:04:20 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Chris, Chris, Chris, simply because you expended more calories just climbing the steps to the lecturn for the Republican Keynote Speech than anyone else including the candidate did during the entire campaign does not make one the "hardest worker" on the basis of anything but biophysics. And let's face it buddy, it's not like you actually had any choice if you ever wanted to address a national audience.

Everyone noted how you blathered on about yourself and said nearly nothing about your party, the party's nominee, or the opposition. Everyone has heard the stories about your sub rosa criticisms of the VP selection process ("I wasn't picked. Couldn't have been very thorough.") The whole country watched your effulgent grandstanding with the flailing standard bearer of the opposition party, despite the fact that he delivered NOTHING but promises. Everyone is noting how, even now, as FEMA thrashes cluelessly about with thousands of your freezing, hungry constituents wondering where the hell the relief they promised was, you have chosen to respond to your Republican critics rather than advocate for your citizens.

But most of all, we must thank you for your Chrissy Matthews' moment as you blubbered over the trifling attention of your has-been, no-talent idol, "The Boss." That bit of unrequited faggotry was the proverbial cherry on top of one of the most truly cringe-worthy performances in the history of American politics.

And it isn't even the gubernatorial primary yet!

60 posted on 11/07/2012 6:04:52 PM PST by FredZarguna (I'm sorry, General Washington. We owed you and the men at Valley Forge so much more than this.)
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To: PMAS; dforest
He looked so pathetic schlumping along after Obama like the little wussy fat kid on the block.”

Might be the best analysis of the photo op lovefest between Christie & 0bama I read yet.

^5


61 posted on 11/07/2012 6:08:22 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: skeeter

62 posted on 11/07/2012 6:09:11 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: cruise_missile

Bloomberg and Gov.Cuomo both turned down 0bama, they said they were too busy with the distaster relief - but Christie invites him.


63 posted on 11/07/2012 6:09:18 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

You’re dead to me, Christie.

You hear me?

DEAD!


64 posted on 11/07/2012 6:09:31 PM PST by beagleone
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To: FredZarguna

Ooh, nice take down and all true.


65 posted on 11/07/2012 6:09:43 PM PST by dforest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I refuse to vote for Christie in our gubernatorial election next year...i will vote in the primary for any conservative should there be one running, but will not vote for Christie in the general...his treasonous act cannot be forgiven...and should not be rewarded with votes from conservatives...this state is so far gone that i really dont care if a Democrat beats him...i figure if he does win, he will be a candidate in 2016 so to defeat him now, may save us from Ann Coulter getting all breathless over him...

The electorate as proven Last night is stupid and short sighted so I believe that a lot of the overgrown children of NJ will look at Christie as doing a great job during the hurricane...however, after 10 days, many towns are still without power and many are in the more residential neighborhoods of Morris, Warren and Hunterdon Counties, i.e. Republican Country and they are pissed, not so much about the loss of power but for the fact that they think Christie is full of it and is really not managing the aftermath of the storm...so..given in a good year, Christie will only win by 3-4 points, this may be a problem for him...i am one vote less that he will have in 2013 than 2009...


66 posted on 11/07/2012 6:13:52 PM PST by usafa92 (Conservative in Jersey)
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To: Doctor 2Brains; txrefugee

I know men just like that. You both paint with a broad brush.


67 posted on 11/07/2012 6:17:56 PM PST by stilloftyhenight
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The biggest problem here is that Christie let himself be used for such a horrible purpose. It seems to be apparent to everyone but Christie that he was used. If the only way to get anything from the federal government was to be used. Then what does that say. To make matters worse. Part of his reward was to meet and cry over meeting his far left liberal Musical wet dream.

I find it funny that even the godfather Como refused to fall for it and asked Obama not to come.


68 posted on 11/07/2012 6:18:50 PM PST by Revel
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Stick a fork in him and feed a small cannibal village with him. He’s done.


69 posted on 11/07/2012 6:19:37 PM PST by The Brush
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Campaigned harder then anyone else, huh???

Tell that to Rob Portman, who spent weeks on the road with Romney, including debate prep.

Or John Sununu, who was a fixture on both right and left news shows, taking the fight to the airwaves. How many pro-Romney interviews with the MSM did YOU conduct???


70 posted on 11/07/2012 6:20:31 PM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Toespi
I saw the same results of exit polling. Christie's slobbering over obama, as opposed to the Bloomberg response, (No thanks, we're too busy, barack) did severe harm to the Romney cause. Christie's failure of judgment and self-restraint has done severe harm to the entire Nation for the next four years. Every one who cares about our future, such as it may be, should not forget what Christie did to us for the sake of his own tepid re-election campaign chances next Fall.

That was not the whole story on Romney. Religious bigotry played a significant role as well. But it defies reality to ignore an obvious contaminant in the operation.

71 posted on 11/07/2012 6:21:29 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: FredZarguna

I wish there was a like button for your post. It bears repeating:

“Chris, Chris, Chris, simply because you expended more calories just climbing the steps to the lecturn for the Republican Keynote Speech than anyone else including the candidate did during the entire campaign does not make one the “hardest worker” on the basis of anything but biophysics. And let’s face it buddy, it’s not like you actually had any choice if you ever wanted to address a national audience.
Everyone noted how you blathered on about yourself and said nearly nothing about your party, the party’s nominee, or the opposition. Everyone has heard the stories about your sub rosa criticisms of the VP selection process (”I wasn’t picked. Couldn’t have been very thorough.”) The whole country watched your effulgent grandstanding with the flailing standard bearer of the opposition party, despite the fact that he delivered NOTHING but promises. Everyone is noting how, even now, as FEMA thrashes cluelessly about with thousands of your freezing, hungry constituents wondering where the hell the relief they promised was, you have chosen to respond to your Republican critics rather than advocate for your citizens.

But most of all, we must thank you for your Chrissy Matthews’ moment as you blubbered over the trifling attention of your has-been, no-talent idol, “The Boss.” That bit of unrequited faggotry was the proverbial cherry on top of one of the most truly cringe-worthy performances in the history of American politics.

And it isn’t even the gubernatorial primary yet!”


72 posted on 11/07/2012 6:21:29 PM PST by stilloftyhenight
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To: LucyT

73 posted on 11/07/2012 6:24:09 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: txrefugee
Letting women vote was obviously a mistake.

Charitable. Letting women vote has been a documented catastrophe for western civilization. But that's a subject for a different thread.

74 posted on 11/07/2012 6:27:17 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Screw Chris Christie.


75 posted on 11/07/2012 6:27:51 PM PST by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: stilloftyhenight

No women vote, means no Clinton, no Obama, no dem party as we know it today. Period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Broad brush? Maybe. Factual and truthful brush? ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY PERIOD END OF STORY NO ROOM FOR DOUBT OR ARGUMENT. PERIOD. No women voting = no Obama. Deal with it.


76 posted on 11/07/2012 6:27:57 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: rbg81
Anyone who is swayed on the basis of one picture is a dumba$$ anyway.

and your point is...?

77 posted on 11/07/2012 6:28:45 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: rbg81
At the risk of being flambeed, I agree.

The only people that mattered to Christie at that time (and rightly so) were the people of his state that were in desperate imediate need.

A virture of true conservitism I might add.

Romney's ship had a paper rudder and was sunk long before Sandy.
78 posted on 11/07/2012 6:29:13 PM PST by John 3_19-21 (Desperation leads to curious events)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“I campaigned harder than anyone for Romney”

and then handed Obama a photo op with praising commentary days before the election.....job well done!


79 posted on 11/07/2012 6:31:33 PM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Brown Deer
Hans Solo meets Christie the Hutt.
80 posted on 11/07/2012 6:31:37 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I ate a cheesecake and I took a nap. What more can one man do?!?

81 posted on 11/07/2012 6:33:50 PM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: Mustangman

You gave the President a platform right when he needed it the most

Exactly. When we had him pegged as the partisan he’s always been....Christie gave Independents a reason to vote for him again. Christie made him look bipartisan when in fact he’s anything but.

Im 37...for as long as I live Christie wont get a vote from me. We need to start our own 3rd party completely and put a Teaparty person up there


82 posted on 11/07/2012 6:36:00 PM PST by YoungBlackRepublican
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To: PMAS

Reminds me of Shakespeare:

Et tu Brute.


83 posted on 11/07/2012 6:40:22 PM PST by cruise_missile (')
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Ummm no. He knows hos shallow and stupid the voters are - and how much that photo op day would get played. He did it on purpose to get revenge. Interesting *that*.


84 posted on 11/07/2012 6:44:38 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: rbg81

Those were the exit polls, not my opinion and I’m sure they weren’t lying.


85 posted on 11/07/2012 6:45:38 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Him and John Roberts can KMA.


86 posted on 11/07/2012 6:46:15 PM PST by Track9 (Ego undermines moral courage.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Will never support or vote for this guy. Before Sandy, I definitely would have. After his a$$-kissing? No.


87 posted on 11/07/2012 6:46:20 PM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: John 3_19-21

I also think Christie would have gotten absolutely crucified had he left NJ to attend a Romney campaign rally.


88 posted on 11/07/2012 6:46:35 PM PST by rbg81
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To: rbg81
Have to side with Christie here. People made up there minds long before Sandy came along.

Most people made up their minds before the hurricane struck, but usually the wishy-washy undecideds break for the challenger. Obviously Romney needed them to break his way, but they didn't in spite of the historical trend. So without question the hurricane helped Obama and on top of that the star-struck governor gave him a further boost up, going far beyond what was required of him in that situation.

Maybe Christie is right in saying he worked hard for Romney. Yet when it counted most he stood with Obama, not with Romney. Both literally and figuratively. Either he is completely artless and didn't understand how to handle Obama in a politically astute way, or else he simply decided to take the opportunity to undercut Romney.

Given the level he has risen to as a politician it is hard to believe the first scenario. But given that he is prone to lowering state flags when a pop singer dies and allegedly becomes overwhelmed when another of his music idols gives him a call, i wouldn't rule it out.

Early on many of us were impressed by Christie's outspokenness. It could be though that he simply doesn't have the skill to be a crafty statesman when the situation calls for it. Sort of like a pitcher who can throw 95 mph fastballs and you think, wow, he's great! Except you finally realize that's the only pitch he can throw. And in the long run that's not so great.

89 posted on 11/07/2012 6:47:22 PM PST by Humbug
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To: Brown Deer

"I'll stop any Republican. Just give me more food."

90 posted on 11/07/2012 6:48:15 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: John 3_19-21

I also think Christie would have gotten absolutely crucified had he left NJ to attend a Romney campaign rally.


91 posted on 11/07/2012 6:49:20 PM PST by rbg81
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To: cruise_missile

“Why did you do a photo op in the middle of a disaster?
Bloomberg didn’t even do one and he ENDORSED the demagogue.”

Salient point. They weren’t willing to do photo-ops with dude but our guy did. Once again....smh....disgusting


92 posted on 11/07/2012 6:50:26 PM PST by YoungBlackRepublican
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To: Doctor 2Brains

No, you deal with it. Hate women much? That would be about half of this site’s participants. Deal with that.

42% in exit polling said that Obama’s Sandy appearance affected how they voted. That includes men. Of all the valid things to blame, you choose to lay it all on women. You also might ask, “Where are all the male voters and why didn’t they show up?” Stats are funny things. They can be bend them to defend just about any idiocy.

Try thinking outside your box.


93 posted on 11/07/2012 6:50:38 PM PST by stilloftyhenight
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To: hinckley buzzard

and your point is...?


My point is that a dumba$$ is almost certainly a vote for Obama anyway.


94 posted on 11/07/2012 6:50:48 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Diogenesis

Lol..first laugh I have had all day! Thanks.


95 posted on 11/07/2012 6:57:46 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Are you in favor of your wife voting?


96 posted on 11/07/2012 7:01:16 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: rbg81
I also think Christie would have gotten absolutely crucified had he left NJ to attend a Romney campaign rally.

Yep! His hero Obama ould have never forgiven him!

97 posted on 11/07/2012 7:01:29 PM PST by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: skeeter

My response to NJ Gov:
F U C C !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


98 posted on 11/07/2012 7:02:02 PM PST by Cookies4ever
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To: skeeter

My response to NJ Gov:
F U C C !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


99 posted on 11/07/2012 7:02:06 PM PST by Cookies4ever
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To: Brandonmark

Yep! His hero Obama would have never forgiven him!


100 posted on 11/07/2012 7:03:13 PM PST by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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