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    Christie is effusive in his praise for Obama [W:56]

    Looks like Mitt's boy has a man crush on the President!

    In TV interviews and on Twitter, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a staunch backer of Mitt Romney, was effusive in his praise on Tuesday for President Barack Obama’s handling of Hurricane Sandy.

    “It’s been very good working with the president,” Christie said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “He and his administration have been coordinating with us. It’s been wonderful.”
    ContinueOn NBC’s “Today,” Christie said the president had been “outstanding” and FEMA’s response has been “excellent.”

    The GOP governor also sent out a thankful tweet: “I want to thank the President personally for all his assistance as w recover from the storm.”


    Christie said he spoke with Obama three times on Monday, including at midnight, when Obama agreed to speed along an major disaster declaration for New Jersey without all the “normal FEMA mumbo jumbo.”
    The declarations for New Jersey and New York were issued this morning.


    “The president has been all over this and he deserves great credit,” Christie said. “I’ve been on the phone with him, like I said, yesterday, personally three times. He gave me his number at the White House, told me to call him if I needed anything. And he absolutely means it.”


    Read more: Hurricane Sandy 2012: Chris Christie heaps praise on Obama - Kevin Robillard - POLITICO.com
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    re: Christie is effusive in his praise for Obama [W:56]

    Some people actually do the job of working with others on the other side of the aisle.
    Some people merely pretend that they can.
    A tip of the hat to the NJ governor for his honesty.
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    re: Christie is effusive in his praise for Obama [W:56]

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Some people actually do the job of working with others on the other side of the aisle.
    Some people merely pretend that they can.
    A tip of the hat to the NJ governor for his honesty.
    I bet it really grinded him to say those things after what he has said about Obama before. But I was glad to hear that the new and improved FEMA was already on the scene in many places. If it was the old FEMA they would still be playing golf in Virginia.
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    re: Christie is effusive in his praise for Obama [W:56]

    I would expect nothing less from Obama and it's nice to see that political differences can be put aside and credit given where it is due.

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    re: Christie is effusive in his praise for Obama [W:56]

    Not a huge deal...heck...I have given him tons of props for continuing the Bush programs for fighting terrorists and killing them using the drones and other advanced intel gathering techniques. Some things he has done well. His response to the gulf oil spill? Impotent. Foreign policy? Impotent. Deficit and mounting debt? Impotent. Unemployment? Impotent. Sure...when our ambassador was getting slaughtered in Libya he decided it was expedient to fly to Nevada for a campaign rally and he took a beating for that. So he learned a bit and hey...just before the election he is really by golly attentive to this particular storm (where was he during the flooding in 2011?). Hey...every once in a while...when it is politically expedient, the blind squirrel manages to find a few nuts.

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    re: Christie is effusive in his praise for Obama [W:56]

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Not a huge deal...heck...I have given him tons of props for continuing the Bush programs for fighting terrorists and killing them using the drones and other advanced intel gathering techniques. Some things he has done well. His response to the gulf oil spill? Impotent. Foreign policy? Impotent. Deficit and mounting debt? Impotent. Unemployment? Impotent. Sure...when our ambassador was getting slaughtered in Libya he decided it was expedient to fly to Nevada for a campaign rally and he took a beating for that. So he learned a bit and hey...just before the election he is really by golly attentive to this particular storm (where was he during the flooding in 2011?). Hey...every once in a while...when it is politically expedient, the blind squirrel manages to find a few nuts.
    His response to the gulf oil spill? I guess $20 billion in cash wasn't enough? I recall that right going nuts because he basically told the oil companies involved to cough up the dough.
    His record on foreign policy? pretty damn good actually. Pulled out of Iraq, invaded pakistan, supported the deposing of four dictators, got NATO to clean up its own backyard, got China to increase the yuan by 11%, decimated the Lord's Resistance Army, helped southern sudan cede from the north, took out a bunch of somali pirates, showed China the 7th fleet, got crippling sanctions against Iran, helping syrians with arms and training, etc.
    Deficit and debt, can't call 4 trillion increase impotent.
    Unemployment - recovered the 4.5 million jobs lost in the first 18 months of his admin. He stopped the hemmoraging and that ain't impotency.

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    re: Christie is effusive in his praise for Obama [W:56]

    I can see the apocolypse from here!
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    re: Christie is effusive in his praise for Obama [W:56]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    I can see the apocolypse from here!
    Nah, that's just Christie bending over to pick up his pencil.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    re: Christie is effusive in his praise for Obama [W:56]

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Nah, that's just Christie bending over to pick up his pencil.
    Oh, wow...
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    re: Christie is effusive in his praise for Obama [W:56]

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Looks like Mitt's boy has a man crush on the President!
    Proving once again that the right can like and respect the man, give credit where it's due, and still not agree with his policies. The left should take a lesson.
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