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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:47 PM

Stewart And Chris Christie Clash: GOP Only Wants Government Assistance When It Benefits Them

Stewart And Chris Christie Clash: GOP Only Wants Government Assistance When It Benefits Them

by Josh Feldman at Mediate

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/stewart-and-chris-christie-clash-gop-only-wants-government-assistance-when-it-benefits-them/

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Christie then addressed his visit to D.C. to ask for more federal relief funds. The governor said it was hard for him to witness so many iconic places along the Jersey Shore destroyed, and dismissed the idea that it was only “millionaire homes on the beach” that were affected by the hurricane. Christie said that both he and Obama are concerned with getting money to where is needed immediately. Stewart pointed out that before the hurricane, Christie was really giving it to Obama, and poked some fun at him over his sudden turnaround on Obama’s leadership skills.

After the break, Stewart brought up the fact that as Christie was in D.C. asking for a ton of money for hurricane relief, he vetoed health care exchanges in New Jersey. Christie said the state legislature is not answering his questions about how much it’s going to cost, adding that he will reconsider his decision once they provide him with all the information he needs.

Stewart confronted Christie over what he views as an overarching philosophy of the Republican party, namely that they seem to be okay with government assistance when it benefits them. As he pointed out to Christie, “if you have cancer and you don’t have health insurance, that’s Hurricane Sandy.” Christie said that people still have health care coverage, just not a state-based exchange.

Stewart and Christie tussled over it a bit before Stewart offered to continue their discussion over dinner.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:49 PM

1. That is so true that the GOP only has empathy for those people

close to them, not for the public at large. I know for me when I am scared, I save my empathy for family and close friends. Has the GOP been taught to be scared of the poor/lower middle class or have they always hated the 'others'?

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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:14 PM

2. You can never tell with Jon which way he will go

Will he ask tough questions or kiss up.

I wasn't sure last night if he wanted to stop Christie in his tracks of being so popular or if he was following obama's lead and got some balls.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:19 PM

3. Stewart has a really great take on politics. What he said is exactly the question

that needs to be asked on the GOP: how do the GOP square their hypocritical philosophy?

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