I love Chris Christie for his no-nonsense approach. His abandonment of partisan
politics in this time of crisis is admirable and stupid at the same time. There
is no doubt that President Obama is handling this natural disaster with great
care and attention and deserves credit for that! I applaud our
president for cutting the red tape in procuring aid for the victims of Sandy and
hope that his response will be a model for our new president! :)Does
DNews do smiley faces?
I am impressed with Christie's actions. He easily could have tried to play
politics with a President who was just doing his job, but Christie put aside
politics and worked with the President for the good of the citizens of New
Jersey. Good for him, and good for the Prsident for doing what he should be
Agreed Grundle.We need to , as a nation, limit where we interject
partisan politics. It happens far too often, to the detriment of this
country.Those of you who look at EVERY situation as an US vs THEM
attitude are anything but patriotic.
Chirstie is not a conservative... not by any stretch. Christie is more of an
independent which leans more moderate liberal if anything.
We are all Americans and this storm aftermath and $50 billion price tag will
affect all of us to some degree.Obama and Christie--doing there jobs
like the rest of us (who have them).I guess we can stand around and
pat you on the back, but really, it's just time to get to work.
"Chirstie is not a conservative... not by any stretch."So,
now Christie is a Moderate Liberal? Too funny patriot.Let me guess.
Is it because he didn't bash Obama at every opportunity?
@PatriotChris Christy has been a republican darling for a while now, the
Republicans even tried to get him to run for president this year. But the second
he tells the truth, that Obama is doing a good job handling this disaster. He is
a liberal(a bad thing in your book) and you don't like him. Why can't
you handle the truth, that both of these men pushed aside politics, and actually
are doing a good job. I'm a Democrat, but I have no problem saying that I
respect Chris Christy. I'm also not going to attack Obama for doing his job
and working with a governor from another party, because that damage from this
disaster is bigger than politics. SMH, I just don't get guys like you.
OK, here's my take on this obsequiousness on the part of Christie. On the
surface, Christie really needs help for his state and can only come from the
Federal govt. But surreptitiously, he has another motive. True, that he may
have been a Romney surrogate and has stumped for Romney in this campaign, but
I'm sure deep down, Christie does not want Romney to win. Why? Well, if
Romney wins, he will likely have two terms, and after him, Ryan will be the GOP
torch bearer for President in 2020. Christie has been touted by conservatives as
the alternative to Romney during the primaries and his chances to be the GOP
nominee will diminish with a Romney/Ryan victory. There are more prospective GOP
candidates in that group I'm sure.
re:NoodlekaboodleAs I have ALWAYS said Chris Christie is NOT a
conservative. By his own admission he is not a conservative. As far as being THE
guy that the GOP really wanted to run for president - where exactly did you get
that from?? There was NEVER a consensus that Christie was THE guy for the GOP.
Christie was NEVER the tea party favorite and most folks were disappointed in
his address at the GOP convention. Personally I like Christie and I think he has
done a great job in New Jersey fighting the OBAMA unions and restoring the state
to financial stability after years of liberal ruin. However as I said in this
post and I have always said - Chris is NOT a conservative. Bill OReily is NOT a
conservative either and he will correct you if you call him one yet all of you
liberals love to label Bill as a conservative. I like a lot of what OReily says
but I disagree on a lot of stuff as well. Bill is an independent and truth be
known - so is Christie. As far as "praising Obama"? Obama simply showed
up for an hour photo-op.
re:JoeBlowYou seem to not understand the difference between a
Republican and a Conservative. Not all Republicans are Conservatives. George
Bush was most definitely NOT a conservative and was more of a progressive
moderate than anything. Take a look at Colin Powell for heaven sake. The man is
a registered Republican but is nothing near being a conservative... probably
closer to being a moderate liberal. Chris Christie - as I have ALWAYS said - is
NOT a conservative. Chris is of a moderate independent but is registered as a
Republican like Colin Powell. Chris has some very liberal views which I totally
disagree with but Chris also has good common sense financially speaking and he
restored New Jersey from years of liberal ruin. Chris didn't run for the
GOP pres ticket and he NEVER will run because he knows he is NOT a conservative
and the majority (not all) of Republicans are conservative. Christie is NOT
Reagan - understand??? I personally like Chris but I also recognize I have a few
big differences with him as well as I did George Bush. Obama did what EVERY
president does after a disaster - takes a photo - op tour. Big deal.
Christie will "NEVER will run because he knows he is NOT a conservative and
the majority (not all) of Republicans are conservative."And you
believe that Romney IS?
Telling Romney to release his tax returns, saying Romney'd have a great
first debate (raising expectations), praising Obama... I can't tell if
Christie wants to subtly sabotage Romney to help his 2016 chances (can't
run against an incumbant in his own party) or if this is just his
honest/tell-it-like-he-sees-it approach being consistent. The former option
amuses me and the latter option is appealing.
@patriotIs Romney a conservative? The guy who raised fees in Massachusetts
while instituting the pre-cursor to Obamacare, sought support from Planned
Parenthood and said he was more liberal on gay rights than Ted Kennedy? In my opinion, Christie's more conservative than Mitt Romney though
less conservative than most Republicans these days since they sorta went off a
cliff. Then again Romney will do whatever the Republican Congress and Grover
Norquist says while Christie has a spine so... there's that.
So, Patriot, what is your definition of a "true" conservative? And who
are examples of this purity?
Every Republican is a liberal Democrat when they're in need. Hardly doubt
any of the so called conservative bloggers on this post will take less out of
Social Security and Medicare than they put in. Republicans and hypocrites.
They are the same thing.
Sad that some posters repeatedly fail to show the same kind of decency and
decorum as Chrstie and Obama in this situation. Not everything should be viewed
as an opportunity to take a shot at those that you view as political