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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Current polls are meaningless. I do not believe either Biden or Hillery will be the Democrats nominee for 2016. I would look for new faces for both parties.
    I'm going to put you on the spot here, and ask if you see any "likelies" this early out? On both sides.... :

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

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    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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    Christie already has my support for the GOP primaries next go 'round. He represents the cultural changed needed in our party where all too much republican patriotism has meant oppose the president on everything including things republicans first came up with even if it harms America. I might even campaign for him.
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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.
    Maybe it's because he's intellectually honest.
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    Re: Christie: Obama ‘Has Kept Every Promise He’s Made’ On Sandy Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    What I meant was Christie would have a good chance of winning if he was nominated by the Republicans, but probably won't be because he got long with Obama so well.
    I think you hold Obama is way too much regard...LOL!!!
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I'm going to put you on the spot here, and ask if you see any "likelies" this early out? On both sides.... :
    No, too far out. How about a dream match up of a couple of folks next door to you, Ex governor Daniels vs. Evan Byah. Now if the GOP really wants to get bold, Susan Martinez, Governor of NM, Hispanic and a Woman and then pick Rubio or some one from Florida as VP. The republicans can't win without taking Florida. Remember what I said about last years election being decided in the East and how I would go to bed early.

    I think the Dems will stay with someone from the northeast, Cumo perhaps, if not perhaps Stabenow if she is interested. I wouldn't be surprised if Higgenlooper the Governor of CO could be a possibility. But way too far out now and all this is is a guessing game of guesses. But if the dream match up occurred, my dread match up Daniels vs. Byah, the country couldn't lose.
    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 Perotista View Post
    No, too far out. How about a dream match up of a couple of folks next door to you, Ex governor Daniels vs. Evan Byah. Now if the GOP really wants to get bold, Susan Martinez, Governor of NM, Hispanic and a Woman and then pick Rubio or some one from Florida as VP. The republicans can't win without taking Florida. Remember what I said about last years election being decided in the East and how I would go to bed early.

    I think the Dems will stay with someone from the northeast, Cumo perhaps, if not perhaps Stabenow if she is interested. I wouldn't be surprised if Higgenlooper the Governor of CO could be a possibility. But way too far out now and all this is is a guessing game of guesses. But if the dream match up occurred, my dread match up Daniels vs. Byah, the country couldn't lose.
    Interesting. And thought provoking.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Current polls are meaningless. I do not believe either Biden or Hillery will be the Democrats nominee for 2016. I would look for new faces for both parties.


    Wouldn't surprise me.

    There are a lot of good people out there.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Christie already has my support for the GOP primaries next go 'round. He represents the cultural changed needed in our party where all too much republican patriotism has meant oppose the president on everything including things republicans first came up with even if it harms America. I might even campaign for him.


    Christie is one of the Republicans that I would think about voting for.

    Mainly because he has shown himself to be an independent thinker.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Visbek View Post
    Florida gets hit by a hurricane nearly every year. Between 1851 and 2009, Florida was hit by 114 hurricanes, including 44 Cat1's. New Jersey was hit by a total of 2 hurricanes (both Cat1).

    NJ and NY haven't seen a hurricane like Sandy in almost 100 years. It doesn't make sense for NJ to set aside $20 billion for those kinds of events.

    By the way, Florida's hurricane fund is currently short by $12.5 billion, and considering, wait for it... a federally funded backstop. (Florida Looks to Restructure Its Hurricane Fund; Federal Option Proposed) The other solution is to reduce -- oh, sorry, "right-size" -- the catastrophe fund. I don't think increasing taxes is on the table.

    Not to mention that Gov Scott did try to get a "mere" $29 million in federal funds for Isaac. FEMA declined, saying Florida could handle the costs on its own. Unsurprisingly, Florida pols protested.
    Which has nothing to do with your comments that its unrealistic to put billions away for disaster aid. Florida has. And so can NJ. They produce 450bn worth of products a year. Surely if they care about recovering from disasters they can put aside some of it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Christie is one of the Republicans that I would think about voting for.

    Mainly because he has shown himself to be an independent thinker.
    One thing (but not the only thing) I find disturbing about the current GOP culture is this group-think mindset. We have to let the team set the agenda and anyone who disagrees with any one it is a RINO, which is hybrid of a traitor and an idiot. And who are these elitists who get to think on behalf on the rest of us? It's not even the elected officials, they don't have enough clout. It's mostly the right-wing media pundits who our elected officials are afraid of. Limbaugh, Fox News, Palin, Drudge, bloggers, and maybe a handful of elected officials get to be the thinkers of the GOP. The rest of us have to agree 100% or get shamed with the status of RINO. Then they still expect our loyal votes on Election Day but because I'm a traitor and an idiot, I sure hope they aren't holding their breath.
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