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Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:30 AM

Chris Christie Praises Obama For Hurricane Sandy Preparation

Source: Huffington Post

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) put aside his campaigning for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday to praise President Barack Obama for his responsiveness to the Garden State's needs in preparing for Hurricane Sandy.

During a briefing with emergency personnel, residents and press, Christie thanked Obama for holding a conference call with him and governors of other states expected to be impacted by the storm, the Star-Ledger reports.

“I appreciated the president’s outreach today in making sure that we know he’s watching this and is concerned about the health and welfare and safety of the people of the state of New Jersey,” he said.

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Christie also announced Sunday that he is asking Obama to issue a pre-landfall emergency declaration for New Jersey in order to expedite federal assistance for the state. A press release from Christie's office indicated that such a declaration would allow New Jersey to start requesting federal funds and other aid in advance of the storm. Obama issued a similar declaration for New York state.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/28/chris-christie-hurricane-sandy_n_2036054.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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Reply Chris Christie Praises Obama For Hurricane Sandy Preparation (Original post)
kpete Oct 2012 OP
qanda Oct 2012 #1
Danmel Oct 2012 #2
momsrule Oct 2012 #5
Danmel Oct 2012 #13
davidpdx Oct 2012 #3
onenote Oct 2012 #8
davidpdx Oct 2012 #9
onenote Oct 2012 #11
AAO Oct 2012 #4
jpak Oct 2012 #6
Phillyindy Oct 2012 #7
bamacrat Oct 2012 #10
Myrina Oct 2012 #12
olddad56 Oct 2012 #14
hedgehog Oct 2012 #15
bullwinkle428 Oct 2012 #16
onecent Oct 2012 #17
Beacool Oct 2012 #18
Welcome_hubby Oct 2012 #19
MrBig Oct 2012 #20
wordpix Oct 2012 #21

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:36 AM

1. But, but, but.....

He's still a Commie!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:51 AM

2. Mitt would tell that they "should take responsibility for their own lives"

Victims! Think they are "entitled" to housing, to food, to 'you name it'

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Response to Danmel (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 08:25 AM

5. Am very concerned for all in the path of Sandy....

I fear for loss of life, utility outages and property damage in large porportions. The storm packs a triple whammy of wind, rain and snow over a large area. Next I fear the romneycan'ts will play their political tomfoolery with the entire disaster with all the assistance from the media. I hope the media respects that this is not news to mess with in any way. Show us facts, please!

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Response to momsrule (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 11:57 AM

13. I'm on Long Island and it is already bad

wind is picking up, raining, power outages spreading, road closures. And we are still hours away from landfall.LIPA is saying to be prepared for 7-10 days without power! The storm surge is going to be a big big problem, along with flooding and erosion. Plus both Long Island counties are in financial extremis, so it is going to be a problem on lots of levels. I just hope we have no loss of life.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 08:13 AM

3. I'd tell Christie to go to hell

Mr. Twinkie ought to get off his ass and do something for a change.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 09:03 AM

8. Because that would be such a good way to get votes in New Jersey?

I don't give a rat's ass whether Christie's motivation is the 2016 elections or whatever. Romney is trying to paint himself as the great bipartisan hope. Having a repub governor praise the President is a good thing. And spitting in his eye would be the colossal blunder of all time. Of course, there is not chance that the President would do such a thing. Only armchair politicos on DU would think he should.

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Response to onenote (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 09:39 AM

9. I didn't say he should

I said I would.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 09:51 AM

11. got it

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 08:19 AM

4. He definately wants to run in 2016. He wan'ts Romney to lose! Bwahahahaha!

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 08:34 AM

6. He knows which side of the bread is buttered - and that Rmoney will lose

yup

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 08:58 AM

7. Damn Christie...

 

Every once in a while he does something that makes me forget what a collassal prick he is.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 09:44 AM

10. He just doomed his chances of the GOP nomination.

Granted he probably didn't have a real chance at getting it. This will be brought up by any puke challenger he ever has. Good for him though. Good to see a puke pull their head out of their ass for atleast 5 minutes.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 10:26 AM

12. GOP Hypocrisy on display

Last week = "Federal government BAD!!"
This week = "Asking for federal assistance in advance"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 12:52 PM

14. This storm and the way Obama will handle it will show the nation who God is voting for.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:01 PM

15. ahem.....

"for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust"


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:07 PM

16. Is it too late to make a new campaign commercial?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:10 PM

17. This morning before my first cup of coffee I was laying in bed and heard Chris Christie speaking, he

said and this is NOT exact...."We need all you folks to be safe, if you're not safe, you cannot vote"...I jumped right up out of bed and couldn't believe what I heard. But I have seen nothing about this.

I hope I find it ... I thought it was kind of insensitive when these people are looking at possible loss of electricity, personal items, vehicles, houses and/or lives. the dumb shit

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:30 PM

18. Color me surprised.

For once my state's governor showed some class.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:15 AM

19. kick nt

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 10:14 AM

20. I can't be the only one thinking

If only President Obama had been President during Hurricane Katrina (and for that matter, 9/11). History would be incredibly different and countless lives would have been saved.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 10:17 AM

21. hey, Christie, do US all a favor and endorse O to help put him over the top

You can say O did such a stellar job in this emergency that you're endorsing for a 2nd term. End of subject. Let Tax Dodge Mitt stew in his million$.

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