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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:22 PM

Enraged Chris Christie attacks Boehner, House GOP over Sandy aid

Source: LA Times

WASHINGTON – Enraged over Congress' failure to approve disaster relief for victims of Superstorm Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey unloaded Wednesday on House Speaker John A. Boehner and Republican lawmakers in Washington for putting "palace intrigue" ahead of their official responsibilities.

Washington politicians "will say whatever they have to say to get through the day," Christie said, adding that, as a governor, he had "actual responsibilities" -- "unlike people in Congress."

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Christie said that as a result of "the speaker’s irresponsible action," there will be further delay in federal disaster aid to New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and other areas hit by the October storm. He pointed out that it had been 66 days since the storm hit and that areas struck by other hurricanes in recent years had received relief packages in far less time.

However, as outrage continued to pour in from elected officials in the affected area, Boehner agreed to hold a vote Friday to direct needed resources to the National Flood Insurance Program. And on January 15th, the first full legislative day of the 113th Congress, the House will consider the remaining supplemental request for the victims of Hurricane Sandy

But that came after Christie dished out his cold outrage on members of his own party.


Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-chris-christie-sandy-aid-congress-20130102,0,4385141.story

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Reply Enraged Chris Christie attacks Boehner, House GOP over Sandy aid (Original post)
question everything Jan 2013 OP
physioex Jan 2013 #1
bemildred Jan 2013 #2
kcass1954 Jan 2013 #3
ramapo Jan 2013 #4
wordpix Jan 2013 #5
olddad56 Jan 2013 #6
question everything Jan 2013 #7
Ter Jan 2013 #9
blkmusclmachine Jan 2013 #8
Iceberg Louie Jan 2013 #10
Ash_F Jan 2013 #11

Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:28 PM

1. Ohh those crazy Republicans.....

Christie, one minute we are all too dependent on the government dole the next minute we want big government. This stuff could actually be funny if we weren't getting screwed over....

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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:39 PM

2. Damn, I'm going to need a dump truck.

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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:24 PM

3. My brother is so pissed about this. He's an architect with 20+ years

of experience in public projects. He spent the first three weeks of December in Jersey City as part of a team doing damage assessments to PATH and calculating estimates so they can get disaster funds to complete repairs. As I understand it, part of the system is "functional", but a good part is not operational, nor are most of the stations safe.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:12 PM

4. It was lovely

I have not been a big supporter of my governor but I was sure cheering for him today. You have to give the guy credit for going after the scum in his party.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:16 PM

5. I am liking Christie more but why doesn't he just become a Dem?

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Response to wordpix (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:18 PM

6. Why don't all of the reps who have a brain just abandon the what is left of the GOP?

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Response to wordpix (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:43 PM

7. Because he can stand out better?

If he were a Dem, no one pay much attention to this outrage. It would be expected.

But for him, and for Peter King - both loyal Republicans - to lash out like that, it gets everyone's attention.

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Response to wordpix (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:58 PM

9. Well, supporting a ban on abortions, gay marriage, and opposing gun-control might make it tough

 

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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:49 PM

8. Christie deserves an Emmy for his performance.

As well as most of the pols in DC.

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Operation Northwoods: The 9/11 You Never Knew

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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:24 AM

10. I posted this on another thread, but it's so delicious

it brings tears to my eyes...

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Response to Iceberg Louie (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:23 AM

11. Should've said House REPUBLICANS.

...but not bad.

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