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    I listened to the presser - although I disagree with Gov Christie on a lot of policy issues he is standing up for his state and its citizens - and assigning blame where it belongs, to the House GOP and Speaker Boehner. Good for him.
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    Christie is a RINO. He's done and once he hits a term wall, he'll be out. He needs to piling food into his pie hole instead of spouting anti-GOP language, he might have been president some day. Instead he cast his lot in with the communists.
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    @martydotcom Not seeing what is wrong with that line of thinking. F/u to the NE sounds like a good idea to me. Am I missing something?
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    @RobertJHarsh Maine, NH all of NY north of NYC Western NJ. Not surprisingly you're missing a lot. Typical small minded Tea Party thinking
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    @RobertJHarsh funny, less than a year ago I recall most of the party begging him to run this election cycle. it's funny how not being a party toady 100% of the time gets your thrown under the bus. suddenly he's a rino. why, because there was a hurricane in his state and he's tried to work to get aid to those in need of it. that's not the party line so he's thrown under the bus for it? i understand the bill had a lot of pork in it. who do you think put all that pork into it. it was a house bill, who's in the house that would put pork spending into a bill for hurricane aid? i'm not even going to say the gop because I'm all but certain it was both parties attaching riders to it. another failing of our system. if you make an amendmant to a bill your name should be attatched to it and it should be able to be voted on seperately on it's own benefits.
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    This is great, maybe my party can stop sliding into obscurity with real republicans pulling the party away from the extremist imbeciles. Go Christie! DON'T FALL FOR THE TRAP that took John McCain away from sanity like when he hugged Jerry Falwell signifying the end of his Real Republicanism and the beginning of his Neocon phase. Chris Christie is showing himself someone that does what is needed for the position he is in and not just for pandering to the lunatics that demand that every member of the party has to be a stooge for the billionaires and support extremists.
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    Thank you. If it weren't for the few sensible people like you I'd leave this God forsaken site. Not many posters here want to accept the truth you posted.
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    After how hard Christie campaigned for obama, he has the nerve to say anything bad about any other Republican? Christie, if you no longer support conservatism then please do us all a favor and GET OUT THE PARTY. We don't need people like you.
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    A whole year campaigning for Romney while trashing Obama. One week where he speaks positively on how Obama handled Sandy relief after which he reiterated that he supported Romney.
    Your revisionist history might work 20 years from now, but it won't work less then 4 months later.
    Given his behavior over the last 4 months maybe he has gained his sanity thus making him ineligible to be a member of the Republifascist party.
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    @Cheenoguy - You were probably gleeful that Christie started campaigning for obama. I didn't hear other governors falling all over obama. Mayor Bloomberg told obama to stay out of NYC, they had clean up to do and he had no time to do a photo op with the president. Christie was like a little girl all giggly, showing obama all around and smiling and beside himself with joy. Sorry, he betrayed the party and is still betraying the party. We don't forget. So sad...
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    Darryl Issa blamed NY Senators Schumer & Gildebrand for packing the bill with this pork. Pork by definition is "bringing home the bacon". What did two NY Senators have to gain.

    Cliff deal included wind energy tax credit expected to cost $12.1 billion this year.
    Sandy relief include fisheries in Alaska.
    Sandy include $5.3B to the Army Corps of Engineers (that’s more than their annual budget).
    Sandy $56.8 million for charting the debris from last year’s Japanese tsunami.
    Sandy relief $41 million for eight military bases including Guantanamo Bay.
    Sandy $100 million for the federal Head Start day care program.
    Sandy $188 million for new Amtrak lines (not repair, whole new lines).
    Sandy $20 million for a nationwide “Water Resources Priorities Study”.
    Sandy relief $4 million for the Kennedy Space Center.[Which is in Florida. Which was completely untouched or affected by Hurricane Sandy
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    Just straight up shameful! When are we going to start holding these idiots accountable for their actions? I guess will all just bend over and take.
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    Priorities people! First, women's abortifacients then gay marriage. If you're not on the list, then you're little pet projects like home repair and staying warm during the winter will just have to share whats left out of the social security "lockbox." Don't worry though, we're trying to wrangle up some rich people escaping from France so that we can get you some of their money (after a processing fee of course). Two steps back and one step forward!
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    Complaining about a politician's self-love is like criticizing sheep because they're woolly. It's part of the genome.
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    @DARSB guess you are up to par on that one.was not complaining,just wanted to note that probably no concern about his constituents other than as potential votes
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    There is nothing more positive in politics than to see a political party start eating their own. The GOP HAS to purge themselves of the old "American Independent Party" which is exactly who the Bible Belt GOP is. They can't survive with this faction. It's time for the Tea Baggers to incorporate themselves as their own party the same as the Libertarians and the Green Party. Call themselves the Thumpers. Works for me.
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    @jessejaymes would be interesting if that happened as they would bd a third party well repressented in congress, probably able to win a significant number of southern seats. I'd like that. I'd like to see several different political parties with seats in congress...
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    Well let's see Christy arms around Obama.... now he's arms all over Cuomo..... what's that saying if it quacks like a duck... walks like a duck.... then it's a duck.

    ...... and he does walk like a duck... he might as well switch parties... although Bloomberg would make them slim down a little before he could join.
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    I like Gov. Christie for his down to earth, in your face style of politics. I also believe that the victims of Sandy do need the help & assistance of the Gov't.- but not all the PORK our political prostitutes normally write into most Bills that take money back to their home districts, that have nothing to do hurricane damage.
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    What a joke Christy is. He was a traitor when he fawned all over Obama before the election just so he could get money from Obama. He is yet one more phony politician only thinking of self.
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    Slate's David Weigel,@daveweigel: "Ever dent your car, then back up over broken glass, then gun it and hit a wall? That's the GOP since the election."

    This is simply, choice! ROTFLMAO
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix
    I credit you with sticking to your guns. But the inability to compromise, the inability to progress, the "my party first" attitude, is what is killing the G.O.P. But hey, go down with the ship.(Gurgle, gurgle!) Take the tea party with you. Maybe then people like Christie, Huntsman, Jindal, can resurface with a modern, streamlined vessel. They can use Huntsman's words as their new motto, "My Country, not my party, first."
    I am looking forward to being able to seriously consider a Republican candidate.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix
    How about another flavor of Americans?
    Again, this blind partisanship is what is tearing the Country apart. Do you really want to continue a negative legislature?
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix I was a Republican for 40 years. I suggest you far right people go ahead and make the Tea Party a real party on the ballot and see how that works out for you. There are millions of us moderates who are sick to death of your extremism and the extremism of the Democrat party. There is a middle ground in America that many of us would like to see come back. You don't think so so you should have your own party. This country needs more than two parties and you have large enough base to beat out us Moderate Conservatives for now. You're not getting our votes anyhow so why not? Build your base on your beliefs and see how that goes? I know this much for certain, the Dems will lose votes if the GOP moves to the center and it should be a good contest with three major parties to see what America really wants. You've hijacked the GOP and it's not working out for you. I like Christie, I like Jindal, I like Jon Huntsman. You don't. Do your own thing. But you can't win the presidency with the structure of the GOP infighting all the time. You need to have your own party.
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    Chris is the first republican I have seen in the last 25 years that acks like he has good sense and sound judgment in practical matters, i.e. his assessment of the republican party!
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    Christie is sounding more and more like my kind of Republican. Which means he will never become President because the far right won't have it. But I laud him for his comments, his agreement with the teachers association and his general ability to deal with things head on bluntly.

    I would add this. This practice of adding spending not related to disaster relief onto bills providing disaster relief has to stop. I did the math. 60 billion in relief and about half would actually go to the victims of Sandy to rebuild. That's absurd.
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    I'd like a beach home. I'd like to live next to the ocean. And if I have enough money to live by the ocean shouldn't I have enough money to be prepared for the disaster that is probably going to happen at some time?

    Why is the tax payer's responsibility to replace beach front homes and businesses? A tornado is one thing. A fire is one thing. A hurricane? If you live along the East or Gulf Coasts it's not a matter of IF but WHEN and if you can't or won't pay for insurance or if you don't put money away to help yourself when disaster strikes isn't that YOUR bad?

    With beachfront property so expensive, there's a big difference between someone in Oklahoma having their trailer blown away by a tornado and someone with a beach home destroyed by a hurricane. The damage costs are probably 10 times more than for someone living in Kansas. The tax payer should not have to foot the bill for those who choose to live uninsured or unprotected in areas where natural disasters are almost guaranteed to happen.
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