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    Re: Christie: Obama ‘Has Kept Every Promise He’s Made’ On Sandy Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    You right-wingers always complain when someone supporting Obama brings up Bush. Don't you know that Bush isn't president any more?
    Sorry to point out your hypocrisy.

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    Re: Christie: Obama ‘Has Kept Every Promise He’s Made’ On Sandy Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Yet Bush was supposed to get Nawlins fixed overnight in a hurricane that devastated 100 square miles.
    The problem wasn't that "Bush didn't fix New Orleans overnight." It's that the administration didn't take the threat seriously, and botched the immediate aftermath. FEMA was run by an incompetent man with no relevant experience. The failures were almost immediately apparent.

    However, I will say that not all of the Katrina problems is Bush's fault. The local and state governments weren't exactly on top of things -- New Orleans in particular is not exactly known for efficient government. IIRC Nagin dragged his heels about evacuation, and apparently some of the issues in the Superdome were wildly exaggerated. Southern Louisiana's economy is not as robust as NJ and NY.

    It's also possible or arguable that the overwhelming failure of Katrian put the spotlight on FEMA and disaster prep, which resulted in better preparation for Sandy -- much in the same way that Bush 41's poor response to Andrew forced the issue for Clinton.

    FEMA's performance in Katrina was an example of a self-fulfilling prophesy; if you are the ones running the government, and you categorically believe that "government can't be efficient or effective," then you're not a good candidate for making government efficient or effective. It's a recipe for failure. Obama, in contrast, knew that he had to whip FEMA into shape, believed that it was entirely possible to whip FEMA into shape, and the end result was a significantly improved response on all counts.

    Last but not least: Whatever his flaws, Christie does not suck up or pull punches. If he didn't think Obama was supporting the recovery efforts, he would undoubtedly express his opinion, in public, in blunt and colorful terms.

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    Re: Christie: Obama ‘Has Kept Every Promise He’s Made’ On Sandy Relief

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    Re: Christie: Obama ‘Has Kept Every Promise He’s Made’ On Sandy Relief

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    Re: Christie: Obama ‘Has Kept Every Promise He’s Made’ On Sandy Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    LOL This makes Christie's chances of being elected president in 2016 greater, unfortunately for him it decreases his chances of being nominated by the Republican Party.




    Christie: Obama 'Has Kept Every Promise He's Made' On Sandy Relief | TPM LiveWire


    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Monday that despite the criticism he's taken from some on the right for his embrace of President Barack Obama following Superstorm Sandy, the popular Republican wouldn't have done anything differently.


    Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on the six-month anniversary of Sandy, Christie was asked by host Joe Scarborough if he regrets his bipartisan response to the storm, which battered the Northeast a week before last year's election.


    "No. No," the normally outspoken Christie said.


    Christie then elaborated, saying he wasn't concerned about the presidential election in the immediate aftermath of Sandy.


    "I say the same thing to all my critics, no matter where they are on the spectrum, that is I've got a job to do. And the fact is there was nothing else that ever crossed my mind in the days after," Christie said. "You wake up on Tuesday, October 30th, 7 million of your 8.8 million citizens out of power, there's not a school opened, not a water treatment or waste water treatment plant is operational. Fifty-one gas stations in the whole state are open. You're not sitting there worrying about presidential politics, Joe."


    Christie said that while he was a supporter of 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney — and disagrees with Obama virtually across the board — he has to tip his hat to the President's response to Sandy.

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    I do not know how independents would look at a presidential candidate Christie, it is too far out and baseball season and the NBA playoff are on their mind more than presidential politics. But I do think Christie as Governor of New Jersey and the President did a good job in the aftermath of Sandy. My hat off to both. This is one instance where Obama and Christie were Americans first, Democrats and Republicans second. We need more of this.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Christie: Obama ‘Has Kept Every Promise He’s Made’ On Sandy Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Sorry to point out your hypocrisy.
    I don't recall criticizing Bush for New Orleans after Katrina. I think the majority of the problem was with the Louisiana State government and the city of New Orleans for not preparing. Bush's slow response didn't help of course, but I don't think it was the only cause.

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    Re: Christie: Obama ‘Has Kept Every Promise He’s Made’ On Sandy Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    LOL This makes Christie's chances of being elected president in 2016 greater, unfortunately for him it decreases his chances of being nominated by the Republican Party.




    Christie: Obama 'Has Kept Every Promise He's Made' On Sandy Relief | TPM LiveWire


    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Monday that despite the criticism he's taken from some on the right for his embrace of President Barack Obama following Superstorm Sandy, the popular Republican wouldn't have done anything differently.


    Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on the six-month anniversary of Sandy, Christie was asked by host Joe Scarborough if he regrets his bipartisan response to the storm, which battered the Northeast a week before last year's election.


    "No. No," the normally outspoken Christie said.


    Christie then elaborated, saying he wasn't concerned about the presidential election in the immediate aftermath of Sandy.


    "I say the same thing to all my critics, no matter where they are on the spectrum, that is I've got a job to do. And the fact is there was nothing else that ever crossed my mind in the days after," Christie said. "You wake up on Tuesday, October 30th, 7 million of your 8.8 million citizens out of power, there's not a school opened, not a water treatment or waste water treatment plant is operational. Fifty-one gas stations in the whole state are open. You're not sitting there worrying about presidential politics, Joe."


    Christie said that while he was a supporter of 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney — and disagrees with Obama virtually across the board — he has to tip his hat to the President's response to Sandy.

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    Re: Christie: Obama ‘Has Kept Every Promise He’s Made’ On Sandy Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by Visbek View Post
    The problem wasn't that "Bush didn't fix New Orleans overnight." It's that the administration didn't take the threat seriously, and botched the immediate aftermath. FEMA was run by an incompetent man with no relevant experience. The failures were almost immediately apparent.
    FEMA is not a legitimate, Constitutional department of the Federal government.

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    Re: Christie: Obama ‘Has Kept Every Promise He’s Made’ On Sandy Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Christie has openly condemned 100% of all Republican members of Congress, after giving Romney's keynote nominating speech ended up boycotting Romney's campaign events, and gave an unqualified endorsement of Obama as president instead.

    Christie has no chance of obtaining the Republican nomination, which is reasonable given his open declaration of hatred of all Republican officials and his ongoing campaigning for Obama. For half a year, Christie has been a militant supporter of Democrats and bitter attacker of Republicans. There certainly are reasons for Democrats to love him, but in general only enemies love a backstabber.
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    Re: Christie: Obama ‘Has Kept Every Promise He’s Made’ On Sandy Relief

    The problem with Christie is he has no problem using the federal govt to prop up his state. While this is sometimes consistent with the Republican platform, its not consistent with conservatism. We dont want to popularize someone who praises a redistributionist and begs for money national money to solve local problems.

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