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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:48 PM

Chris Christie House Republicans Were 'Disappointing And Disgusting To Watch'

"There is only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims: the House majority and their speaker, John Boehner," he said. "This is not a Republican or Democratic issue. National disasters happen in red states and blue states and states with Democratic governors and Republican governors. We respond to innocent victims of natural disasters, not as Republicans or Democrats, but as Americans. Or at least we did until last night. Last night, politics was placed before hosts to serve our citizens. For me, it was disappointing and disgusting to watch."

"Last night the House of Representatives failed that most basic test of public service, and they did so with callous indifference to the suffering of the people of my state," said Christie.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/chris-christie-sandy_n_2396537.html

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Reply Chris Christie House Republicans Were 'Disappointing And Disgusting To Watch' (Original post)
UCmeNdc Jan 2013 OP
Rosco T. Jan 2013 #1
pnwmom Jan 2013 #5
NewJeffCT Jan 2013 #8
pnwmom Jan 2013 #11
NewJeffCT Jan 2013 #17
oldhippydude Jan 2013 #20
Myrina Jan 2013 #23
CrispyQ Jan 2013 #28
lapfog_1 Jan 2013 #2
Not Me Jan 2013 #3
NewJeffCT Jan 2013 #9
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #14
blm Jan 2013 #4
merrily Jan 2013 #10
Last Stand Jan 2013 #6
patricia92243 Jan 2013 #12
atreides1 Jan 2013 #7
Cha Jan 2013 #15
Filibuster Harry Jan 2013 #13
Cha Jan 2013 #16
Walk away Jan 2013 #18
jerseyjack Jan 2013 #19
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #21
Doctor_J Jan 2013 #22
and-justice-for-all Jan 2013 #24
Sunlei Jan 2013 #25
samsingh Jan 2013 #27
Walk away Jan 2013 #29
samsingh Jan 2013 #30
samsingh Jan 2013 #26

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:50 PM

1. Is the GOP really TRYING to turn Christie to the Democrats?

make him change parties?

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Response to Rosco T. (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:55 PM

5. Notice how he referred to the party as the Democratic Party?

I can't remember when the last time was that I heard a Repub do that.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:03 PM

8. It's usually the "Democrat Party"

if that's what you mean.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:08 PM

11. From their mouths it is. That started during the Reagan era, I think. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:27 PM

17. Joe McCarthy was the first to do it

then, it died with McCarthyism until the 80s and 90s brought it back from the dead.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:09 PM

20. bingo i just did a double take.....

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Response to Rosco T. (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:02 PM

23. Oh, he'll NEVER.

He's still a Rethuglican to the core, I just suspect he's had enough BS from the Tea-wing of the party and intends to drag the GOP - kicking and screaming - back from the whacko abyss, just in time for his 2016 run.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:12 PM

28. I agree he's a repub to the core.

But if he can bring the GOP back from the brink of insanity, that would be a good thing.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:51 PM

2. for once I agree completely with Chris Christie.

probably for the only time

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:55 PM

3. I totally support the disaster relief they seek...

but he was elected in large part on his stand for 'debt reduction and spending cuts.'
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022118322

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:04 PM

9. Once in a while, he does right

He also criticized Republicans a few years back for trying to stop a judicial nomination solely on the basis of the judge being a Muslim.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:22 PM

14. Nah...

He's actually pretty rational on some things.

He appointed a Muslim to the state supreme court and right wing heads exploded...then he called them out for it. It was hilarious.

Also, he wants to send first time non-violent drug offenders to one year of residential drug therapy rather than prison.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:55 PM

4. You knew they were heartless bastards when you joined 'em and helped 'em get elected, Christie.

Look in the mirror. Does GOP heartlessness ONLY matter when your state is a target?

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Response to blm (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:06 PM

10. Yup.

Christie is a typical Republican. He can't stand big government, except when he wants government to do something.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:59 PM

6. This is payback

For being chummy with Obama and helping his campaign. It's that simple.

And the reThugs don't mind re-victimizing innocent people to do it.

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Response to Last Stand (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:19 PM

12. That is what I believe it is all about.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:01 PM

7. You know who to thank

Thank the Tea Baggers...because those are the people that Boehner is truly afraid of!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:23 PM

15. Exactly.. thank the Koch party, Christie.

I read one of his quotes when asked about "the tea party" and he said "I'm not dealing with the tea party".

Oh, but, we've had to ..for two years now.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:20 PM

13. Now the NJ Governor knows how the former Florida Governor feels? Shake and embrace

the President of the United States (the democrat) and you will be treated as a democrat.
Now Mr. NJ Governor -- you tell us -- this is the crap that our president has been going through
for 4+ years -- how would you like to deal with this shit everyday???

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:24 PM

16. Tweet from Nerdy Wonka

Nerdy Wonka

@NerdyWonka Christie says the one person who's given him positive feedback about #SandyRelief is Pres. Obama not Boehner and House GOP.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:30 PM

18. There goes Governor Christie squeezing into that "Blue State" costume again.

He takes it off for health coverage for his state and puts it on again to carp at his fellow republicans when they act exactly as he does.
He has no problem when working class cancer victims die because they couldn't afford an early diagnosis. He vilifies our teachers and defunds our schools but he'll don his "humanitarian" suit, get his photo taken with The Boss and boost his poll numbers for doing nothing but complain about his own party.

He had better watch the cannolies and the lies because his liberal disguise will burst at the seams and then New Jersey will be left with an Emperor with no clothes at all.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:32 PM

19. There goes his chance for the Repuke nomination in '16.

 

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:38 PM

21. THIS is how you use the bully pulpit! nt

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:49 AM

22. Kind of like you were at the RNC, Governor

will you put the NJ public pensions now, since you're trying to be one of us?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:24 PM

24. He might as well become an (I)..nt

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:58 PM

25. Disgusting Boehner did not return 4 Christie phone calls or return President O's calls last year.

That man should be fired, he is bad for America.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:03 PM

27. how can christie remain a repug after all this?

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Response to samsingh (Reply #27)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:46 PM

29. Easy! Because he is one.

And thanks to a lot of Democrats who are too star struck and easy to roll he will likely be elected to another 4 years. That should give him a chance to completely destroy our public schools and our health care system. He's been working hard at it for 3 years already.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #29)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 03:44 PM

30. that's unsettling - i hope people don't vote him back in

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:02 PM

26. kick

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