Peter King may be leaving the GOP because of failure to vote on Sandy aid bill or something; Update: Christie rips Boehner, House GOP at presser

posted at 1:51 pm on January 2, 2013 by Allahpundit

Fun fact: By some estimates, roughly half of the $60 billion aid bill that passed the Senate consists of expenditures unrelated to Sandy relief, i.e. pork. Had the House GOP amended the fiscal cliff bill last night to include $300 billion in spending cuts over 10 years, the amount of pork alone in the Sandy bill would have wiped out this year’s cuts in one fell swoop. That’s how meaningless the fiscal cliff negotiations were.

Rest assured, a relief bill will pass soon — maybe tomorrow, now that the screeching among tri-state congressmen has earned them an audience with Boehner this afternoon. King knows that, as does Chris Christie, who’s called a presser for later today. What’s going to change on the ground in New York and New Jersey between now and the next few days, when the bill is safely on Obama’s desk for signing? Not a thing, but it’s a fine opportunity for grandstanding by blue-state Republicans eager to seize an opportunity to distance themselves from the party’s brand while it’s at low tide. In fairness to them, the politics of the bill being pulled last night are awfully tawdry and self-destructive. But even so, I’m curious: How much unrelated spending would this bill need to be larded up with before fiscal warrior Chris Christie decided it needed a few more days of deliberation and amendment? King goes so far here as to urge New Yorkers not to donate to the NRCC because of the delay. Either he’s deathly afraid of losing his seat to an anti-GOP backlash or he’s hysterical. Actually, check that: Whatever his other motives, he’s hysterical.

“I’m saying anyone from New York and New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds,” Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News. “What they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans.”…

Meanwhile, King called the decision a “disgrace” and “immoral” — and accused fellow Republicans of turning away from Christie. “What did they do? They knifed him in the back,” he said.

They “knifed him in the back” by not passing a bill that’s … going to pass overwhelmingly within a week? See BuzzFeed for more as NY/NJ pols try to one-up each other on who can affect the most outrageously outrageous outrage for the benefit of their constituents. No one’s compared the bill being pulled to terrorism yet, but give them some time. It’s early.

Update: C’mon, Chris. Say the T-word. You know you want to.

“There is only one group to blame,” Christie said. “The House Majority and John Boehner.”

“Last night, the House Majority failed most basic test of leadership and they did so with callous disregard to the people of my state.”

“It was disappointing and disgusting to watch.”

Update: Now Christie’s whining that he tried to call Boehner last night and couldn’t get him on the phone. Over to you, Dan Foster:

Update: Excellent point. Shouldn’t be forgotten when the Christie 2016 bandwagon starts rolling:


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Face it, Christie, you’ve been had. And not by the GOP, fool, by your president. He’s probably laughing all the way to Hawaii on his federally funded R&R he so richly deserves./

scalleywag on January 2, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Somebody told Christie the bill was loaded with pork and he got all excited.

RedRedRice on January 2, 2013 at 2:43 PM

If that was solution shouldn’t everyone be hired by the federal government? How would that work out for you?

Oil Can on January 2, 2013 at 2:37 PM

But of course!! (head slap)
I’m sure libtardfree would be good with that. Everyone becomes a government employee at a “fair” wage (the same for everyone – except the gubmint elite), and everyone gets their fair share of whatever the gubmint produces.
As I recall, that worked out just mahvelously for the Soviet Union….

dentarthurdent on January 2, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Being a good liberal I’m sure libfree wouldn’t mind some redistribution of wealth.

gwelf on January 2, 2013 at 2:38 PM

But, you’re assuming he has wealth to distribute. Judging from his posts, I’d think that is unlikely. Of course, he’s allegedly a professor…so, intelligence and commonsense are not prerequisites for employment.

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Nothing like a RINO Pillow Fight.

Pass the popcorn.

kingsjester on January 2, 2013 at 2:43 PM

rogerb likes to post others comments in ways that emphasize some internal contradiction or hypocrisy…
 
libfreeordie on November 3, 2012 at 9:17 AM

 
Old/busted:
 

Its almost as if the notion of trickle down economics was the stupidest thing on planet earth or something.
 
libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 6:06 PM

 
New hotness:
 

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?
 
libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

rogerb on January 2, 2013 at 2:44 PM

What a bunch of yahoo’s these people are, we spend months trying to save a few $B here and there, then they lard up a bill and whine when it doesn’t pass.

Tater Salad on January 2, 2013 at 2:38 PM

This.

They are all idiots, every last one of them.

JPeterman on January 2, 2013 at 2:44 PM

He fell for the old Obama BS and now he’s got egg dripping from his face.

scalleywag on January 2, 2013 at 2:39 PM

That’s not egg …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 2, 2013 at 2:42 PM

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Wtf is their problem? Do a couple more days really matter? To hell with King and Christie.

changer1701 on January 2, 2013 at 2:44 PM

He fell for the old Obama BS and now he’s got egg dripping from his face.

scalleywag on January 2, 2013 at 2:39 PM

That’s not egg …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 2, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Heh.

Tim_CA on January 2, 2013 at 2:44 PM

This is just what the president had in mind. Turning the GOP against each other and tearing the party apart leading to their demise. And they’re all falling for it. Idiots.

scalleywag on January 2, 2013 at 2:45 PM

i was gonna throw a five into a sandy collection bucket, but i spent it at a Burger King instead. i help me and mine now in the obama era. SCREW, AND I DO MEAN SCREW, everyone else.

GhoulAid on January 2, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I’ve been using my “spare” fives to buy ammo – when I can get it.

dentarthurdent on January 2, 2013 at 2:45 PM

How is this NOT Obama’s fault. I mean Katrina was bush’s right?

mrscullen on January 2, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Why didn’t Christie just go all out and give this press conference from Hanoi?

Mark1971 on January 2, 2013 at 2:46 PM

rogerb on January 2, 2013 at 2:44 PM

lol.

My hero!

Tim_CA on January 2, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Oh Christie’s just po’d because of the “Sandy bill”….that’s all he cares about.

tencole on January 2, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Why doesn’t Christie just follow the Florida Oompa-Loompa’s example and officially become a Democrat? Then he and Crist can get married and live happily ever after. They won’t even have to change the monograms on their bathroom towels. Win-win for everyone.

AZCoyote on January 2, 2013 at 2:49 PM

AZCoyote on January 2, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Heh, good one.

LegendHasIt on January 2, 2013 at 2:49 PM

This is why so many of the Red States will have to secede from the NE/West/MW bankrupted states. I find Fatazz Christie to be the face of the worthless Republican criminal party.

el Vaquero on January 2, 2013 at 2:50 PM

At least we’re finding out now what an a-hole Christie is before we give him the chance to be nominee in 2016. He’s doing us a service.

Mark1971 on January 2, 2013 at 2:52 PM

East coast imperial roman ah*les. But they own the country … what’s a vandal to do?

BoxHead1 on January 2, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Hope he does. It was embarrassing to have a supported or the Irish Republican Army (with its 2000 innocents victims) part of the GOP on a national security position. I always wondered how is that this moron had not been expelled.

On Christie, I already predicted that this guys would be no good. Now all he cares is his NJ reelection. RINO have never been trustworthy and this is just another proof.

p_incorrect on January 2, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Why does the Federal government have to be responsible for this? Why can’t state and locals do it?

nazo311 on January 2, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

LOLOL, omg, you’re hilarious! Let’s try this:

Wealth employs people, wealth keeps the economy moving, wealth is goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

I trust you don’t take issue with this, then? And will henceforth shut your everloving f*cking mouth about the rich, right?

Look, “pork” is the giving of MY money, taken under duress and threat, to someone else – that’s the f*cking problem you insect.

Midas on January 2, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Chrisite to join DNC in 3,2,1….

nazo311 on January 2, 2013 at 2:55 PM

p_incorrect on January 2, 2013 at 2:53 PM

I saw somebody on Twitter today ask if King was going to join Sinn Fein if he left the GOP.

Mark1971 on January 2, 2013 at 2:55 PM

I live in NJ and I agree totally!

belad on January 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM

+

As a NJ resident, I don’t give a good goddamn about the Sandy Relief bill. 10% would go to anything that actually could ever be considered “relief” while 90% will just go for more payoffs to Friends of Democrats…Fear not, fake money will be passed off to NJ and NY and we’ll never pay off the debt so stop giving Obama ammo to split the GOP.

smfic on January 2, 2013 at 2:32 PM

more please! we think the NE repubs have a deal with the dems, do your best to dispell that idea

DanMan on January 2, 2013 at 2:56 PM

At least we’re finding out now what an a-hole Christie is before we give him the chance to be nominee in 2016. He’s doing us a service.

Mark1971 on January 2, 2013 at 2:52 PM

He’s been doing that same “service” since elected.

Nothing I detest more than a conservative-bashing RINO.

I know it’s all the rage these days…

but I hate it.

Tim_CA on January 2, 2013 at 2:56 PM

I have to rewrite my post because all the typos make it unreadable LOL!

Hope he does. It was embarrassing to have a supporter of the Irish Republican Army (with its 2000 innocents victims) part of the GOP on a national security position. I always wondered how is that this moron had not been expelled.

On Christie, I already predicted that this guy would be no good. Now all he cares is his NJ reelection. RINOs have never been trustworthy and this is just another proof.

p_incorrect on January 2, 2013 at 2:56 PM

At least we’re finding out now what an a-hole Christie is before we give him the chance to be nominee in 2016. He’s doing us a service.

Mark1971 on January 2, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Yea, and it’s not the first example, either. He’s just an arrogant little p@#$% just like the president.

scalleywag on January 2, 2013 at 2:57 PM

At least we’re finding out now what an a-hole Christie is before we give him the chance to be nominee in 2016. He’s doing us a service.

Mark1971 on January 2, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Apparently, Christie is so delusional that he still thinks he will be President in 2016. I think that there is a greater chance of him losing 200 pounds and running the NYC marathon.

Illinidiva on January 2, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Peter King needs a rest, he is passionate on subjects and can’t help it here. He should have been on the phone to McConnell to stop the pork in the bill. This should have been thru Harry Reids senate a long time ago.

Fleuries on January 2, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Why does the Federal government have to be responsible for this? Why can’t state and locals do it?

heck nazo311, why can’t insurance and low interest FEMA loans do it like it has been done since before Obama came along?

DanMan on January 2, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Good grief, they couldn’t wait two days without hitting a party that’s already half dead??

This is classic “where’s yo dollah” politics.

Cheesy, no matter which side does it.

PattyJ on January 2, 2013 at 2:59 PM

good for northeast gopers… the pork excuse is lame, since all these “aid bills” were passed before with pork.

nathor on January 2, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Exactly! The solution is ,always, to print lots of money and spend it on …anything we want. If we double or triple what we spend now then we would all be 3x richer. It’s just common sense! It’s too bad more folks aren’t smart like us.

BoxHead1 on January 2, 2013 at 3:00 PM

If Christie and/or King become Dems, good riddance. There was a lot of good will by conservatives towards NY for the past 10 years because of 9/11, but it wasn’t ever reciprocated by the Left and now it’s run its course.

sauldalinsky on January 2, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Hey Pete – why not castigate your fellow members of Congress, who loaded up the bill with all the non-essential crap? FOAD.

Hill60 on January 2, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Why doesn’t Christie just follow the Florida Oompa-Loompa’s example and officially become a Democrat? Then he and Crist can get married and live happily ever after. They won’t even have to change the monograms on their bathroom towels. Win-win for everyone.

LOL Or, they could change the monogram to OL for Oompa-Loompas.

LetsBfrank on January 2, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Headline;

Chris Christie Complains the Sandy Bill Delayed by House Leadership and the Hamburglar. But mostly House Leadership.

Where has Christie and Peter King been? We just had a huge, unsettled debate over spending. Now they complain about a bill whose size has tripled due to all the pork is not…being passed?

I know “size matters” to Christie because he resembles a Macy’s parade balloon. He apparently is also upset that Mr. Obama never sent him the promised flowers.

But count me as confounded by the blatant, illogical stupidity and grotesque misunderstanding of math.

You let people build on those areas of NJ and NY you knew were vulnerable and collected their tax money all these years? Own it guys. How about the governors get off their fat behinds and help these people out instead of blaming everyone else and looking for handouts?

Which leads me to- where the hell is Cuomo?

Marcus Traianus on January 2, 2013 at 3:03 PM

This is what you get when Senates can’t pass budgets, you have to stuff that pork somewhere. I don’t know why King is ticked off, unless of course he had a lot of pork in there himself. There was nothing going to be done yesterday anyway. Now, if Boehner were smart, he would have put this one out on the floor and not voted on the cliff bill.

Boehner may be the most inept Speaker ever, although the Republicans have put some beauties up there after they got rid of Newt.

bflat879 on January 2, 2013 at 3:04 PM

That’s not egg …

“No I didn’t blow a seal! I just ate an ice cream cone!”

DanMan on January 2, 2013 at 3:04 PM

I think that there is a greater chance of him losing 200 pounds and running the NYC marathon becoming an NFL offensive lineman.

Illinidiva on January 2, 2013 at 2:57 PM

FIFY. Fat bastard would still be fat if he lost 200.

sauldalinsky on January 2, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Yeah, I’m surprised that Schumer hasn’t weighed in already.

Happy Nomad on January 2, 2013 at 2:30 PM

He doesn’t have to long as Pub is fighting Pub. But if the Pubs make a solid front somewhere, you can bet your last dollar Schumer will be first to the microphones. Assuming the government doesn’t tax you for that last dollar. After all, there are rich college women who desperately need contraception and can’t afford it without you!

Liam on January 2, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Headline;

Chris Christie Complains the Sandy Bill Delayed by House Leadership and the Hamburglar. But mostly House Leadership.

Marcus Traianus on January 2, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Oh, I needed that laugh today.

Oil Can on January 2, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Exactly! The solution is ,always, to print lots of money and spend it on …anything we want. If we double or triple what we spend now then we would all be 3x richer. It’s just common sense! It’s too bad more folks aren’t smart like us.

BoxHead1 on January 2, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Bingo. Let’s just throw out trillions and trillions. Let’s take the budget deficit to 2 trillion, 3 trillion, 5 trillion.

*Hand raised in the back*

“Yes?”

“But where does the money come from? Doesn’t government, in order to spend pork, have to take it out of the economy in the form of taxes? So doesn’t pork spending actually hurt the economy?”

itsspideyman on January 2, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

The private sector is generally more incompetent than the public sector.

crr6 on June 12, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Del Dolemonte on January 2, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

If that was solution shouldn’t everyone be hired by the federal government? How would that work out for you?

Oil Can on January 2, 2013 at 2:37 PM

It’s working out brilliantly for Greece so far……

UltimateBob on January 2, 2013 at 3:14 PM

By the way, one of the few instances where I support Boehner. Even if it is accidental.

I am a little sick of Congressmen and governors, GOP or not, who cry like babies and want to leave when they don’t get some pork or their way.

It’s other people’s money your after clowns. Those people largely live in states that have been responsible and not allowed the building of houses on flood zones.

You collected tax money from these folks all these years?

Congratulations. It’s time to give some back not stand there with your hand out for a cookie. Bunch of infants.

Marcus Traianus on January 2, 2013 at 3:17 PM

These two buffoons articulate the problem with the whole country and why by necessity it will collapse and be rebuilt into God knows what.

“Give me my free chit and give it to me now,
Hard times have befallen me and I demand someone elses money be confiscated to make me whole!”

Sign me,
Hunkered down, stocked up and Ridin the Storm Out!

ConcealedKerry on January 2, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Meanwhile, King called the decision a “disgrace” and “immoral” — and accused fellow Republicans of turning away from Christie. “What did they do? They knifed him in the back,” he said.

How could the GOP knife Christie in the back? Last I looked, that knife was still in Romney’s back, where Christie stuck it.

Mr. Arkadin on January 2, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

The private sector is generally more incompetent than the public sector.

crr6 on June 12, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Del Dolemonte on January 2, 2013 at 3:08 PM

They should avoid posting about the economy. It’s embarrassing everyone. I’ll bet they have some good ideas about fashion or some interesting celebrity gossip. Everyone has a talent and I’m sure libfweohdie and the cr6 have theirs.

BoxHead1 on January 2, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Its almost as if the notion of trickle down economics was the stupidest thing on planet earth or something.

libfreeordie on April 4, 2012 at 6:06 PM

…pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

 
BTW, it’s very interesting to note where the money comes from in each example and, with that in mind, which is seen as inherently good/noble and bad/destructive.

rogerb on January 2, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Earth to King and Christie….
Your states hold some of the wealthiest people in the nation. Follow the Obama model and add a temporary state surcharge for Sandy cleanup/rebuild on your top 2%, or even top 3%, of income earners. They’re community minded and have more than they need, they’ll love it. It’s only fair.

mdavt on January 2, 2013 at 3:21 PM

He is talking about the federal debt. But somehow it fits.

zerohedge ‏@zerohedge

Moodys told the 500 lbs obese guy that it may be difficult to change its definition of fat to 600 lbs

Oil Can on January 2, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Confirmed for the millionth time: Northeast ‘Republicans’ politicians are completely worthless.

They should never be taken seriously and NEVER again be considered for national office.

Norwegian on January 2, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Headline;

Chris Christie Complains the Sandy Bill Delayed by House Leadership and the Hamburglar. But mostly House Leadership.

Marcus Traianus on January 2, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Oh, I needed that laugh today.

Oil Can on January 2, 2013 at 3:07 PM

lol

+1

Tim_CA on January 2, 2013 at 3:27 PM

mdavt on January 2, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Good idea. NY and NJ should impose a special hurricane relief tax on its resident millionaires; every dollar that NY/NJ millionaires/billionaires receive in income above $450,000 will be taxed at a rate of 95%.

I’m sure Obama-loving millionaires like Bruce Springsteen, Sarah Jessica Parker, etc., won’t mind — after all, they’re always telling the rest of us how the rich aren’t paying their fair share. Let them put their money where their ever-so-compassionate and fair-minded mouths are. And to be even more fair, there should be an opt-out of the special tax for NJ/NY millionaires who voted for Romney, and think they’re already taxed enough.

AZCoyote on January 2, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Why don’t we all just admit the obvious…those who are lacking in principle (King and Christie among most other politicians with D.C. history or aspirations) know what’s inevitable, and are looting what they can while they still can.

moo on January 2, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Governor Zeppelin strikes again.

kingsjester on January 2, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Wow. King and Christie sound like whiny jackasses. I just lost all respect for both of them.

Captain Kirock on January 2, 2013 at 3:34 PM

To think, I use to tout how proud I was of my Governor. This election cycle has been so depressing.

tbrickert on January 2, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Completely fractured party. Moderates vrs. Tea Party. Guess what, everyone hates the Tea Party.

rubberneck on January 2, 2013 at 3:37 PM

To think, I use to tout how proud I was of my Governor. This election cycle has been so depressing.

tbrickert on January 2, 2013 at 3:37 PM

You’re an idiot.

rubberneck on January 2, 2013 at 3:38 PM

The squealing of the piglets in these United Piglets of America is already deafening.

MNHawk on January 2, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Republicans have so many friends now I suppose we can afford to kick these two characters in their ample rears, right?

claudius on January 2, 2013 at 3:39 PM

We’re all on our own, Champ. Except the people who get their goberment checks every month.

stenwin77 on January 2, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Teach that in your Moron-Studies classes, do you?

MNHawk on January 2, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

And where are you going to get the money from communist scum?…

mnjg on January 2, 2013 at 3:45 PM

I thought Obama went to NJ and fixed everything the week before the election.

stenwin77 on January 2, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

The main problem is that we have to do with less so others who haven’t earned it can have more. Pork sucks money out of the economy that would otherwise be spent, banked, and invested by those who earn it thus providing for more wealth creation and thus more opportunities for others.

Another problem is that pork keeps politicians re-elected decade after decade.

I would concede the minor point that pork does maintain the economies of certain regions, counties and cities due to the existence of military bases, armaments manufacturers and NASA facilities. No one living in these areas would be happy hearing that BRAC is going to pay a visit, or massive DOD and space program cuts are pending.

I don’t believe that ALL Federal spending is bad, but it needs to be a lower ratio relative to our GDP. Yeah, the billions thrown into “social programs” and foreign aid are a problem, but handing money over to “too big to fail” concerns and leakage due to Washington’s corruption and mismanagement are bigger concerns.

But if we want these politicians to be held accountable, and voters don’t care and keep supporting them anyway, then we get what we’ve been getting. Ultimately, that’s the problem…our fellow citizens who continue to support these crooks no matter what they do because they say the right things, belong to a certain political party, have the correct facial proportions and voice, have matching skin color, and other factors that really come down to human psychology and marketing rather than anything substantive.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 2, 2013 at 3:47 PM

As someone pointed out at AofS, why didn’t Christie and King put the blame on Dem Senators, where it belongs:
“I’m highly disappointed that Senate Democrats saw fit to load this bill with so much pork that no one paying any attention to our budget could reasonably vote for it?”

LASue on January 2, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Progressive Northeastern RINO Peter King is welcome to GTFO of the GOP.

rayra on January 2, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Completely fractured party. Moderates vrs. Tea Party. Guess what, everyone hates the Tea Party.

rubberneck on January 2, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Just you, Mr. Lenin.

kingsjester on January 2, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Just you, Mr. Lenin.

kingsjester on January 2, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Don’t waste your time with the moron

tbrickert on January 2, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

That has to be the single most ignorant comment you have ever made on HA. And that’s saying something because you’ve made quite a few ignorant comments on here.

And you teach, holy smokes we are truly and righteously screwed.

D-fusit on January 2, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Even up until now I was giving Christie the benefit of the doubt and hoping he would come back to his senses. Alas so much for that. I am now done with him and for that matter New Jersey and New York.

It is time for the GOP to work on solidifying the south and midwest. That means they need to worry about regaining control over Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia. They need to come up with plans to take Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, and come up with some scheme at the local level to break up the winner takes all EC votes (replace it with a proportional EC system) in places like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin so we can start winning national elections again.

Stop trying to cater to Northeast politicians and their politics because it is weakening the GOP from within. You can’t be all things to all people. Find a way to get a majority in places we actually have a chance of winning and that is not New York or New Jersey or anywhere in New England.

William Eaton on January 2, 2013 at 3:53 PM

As someone pointed out at AofS, why didn’t Christie and King put the blame on Dem Senators, where it belongs:
“I’m highly disappointed that Senate Democrats saw fit to load this bill with so much pork that no one paying any attention to our budget could reasonably vote for it?”

LASue on January 2, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Because they’re more interested in scoring points with the left and the msm than anything else. Christie, especially, is trying to replace Huntsman as the Media’s Favorite Republican…his little temper tantrum today was much more political than the decision to delay the vote.

changer1701 on January 2, 2013 at 3:53 PM

tbrickert on January 2, 2013 at 3:51 PM

I won’t. We’ve had a few of them show back up over the last couple of weeks.

Must be bored, without school to keep them occupied.

kingsjester on January 2, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Hilarious comment on Twitter.. Chris Christie must have received a visitor from the future warning him never to run for President. The amusing thing about the whole Christie implosion is he is so delusional that he still thinks he is the most popular guy in the Republican Party and will totally be the 2016 nominee. We should take bets on what Christie does next to piss off the Republican base. I’m thinking something gun control related.

Illinidiva on January 2, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Because they’re more interested in scoring points with the left and the msm than anything else. Christie, especially, is trying to replace Huntsman as the Media’s Favorite Republican…his little temper tantrum today was much more political than the decision to delay the vote.

changer1701 on January 2, 2013 at 3:53 PM

And he is deluded enough to think that that coveted position gets him the 2016 Presidential nomination.

Illinidiva on January 2, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Screw both Chrissy and king

AH_C on January 2, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Rumour is that Boehner will be resigning as Speaker this afternoon at 5 PM EST.

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Rumour is that Boehner will be resigning as Speaker this afternoon at 5 PM EST.

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Good. Hopefully the new Speaker will order a ham sandwich to be sent to the Governor of New Jersey with a note telling him to stuff it.

William Eaton on January 2, 2013 at 4:01 PM

So, disasters and acts of terrorism, mass shootings, are now nothing more than a Wheel of Fortune for our ruling class? Our “rulers” and our system sickens me.

ellifint on January 2, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Tom Price or Bachman should be the next speaker.

NOT CANTOR

stenwin77 on January 2, 2013 at 4:05 PM

King didn`t have the balls to stand up and challenge Republicans and Democrats alike to propose and pass the damn Sandy aid bill with no pork added. Where were Shummer and Gilibrand hiding rather than challenge the pork? Under a rock as always. All of the political 2 faced bastards should pack it in.

HAGGS99 on January 2, 2013 at 4:05 PM

So we have supposed Republicans whining about not getting their billions of federal pork money a week late, instead of the fact that we had this atrocious tax increase as the cause of the delay?

Christie especially can suck it

Maybe he can whine to his BFF Obama about it

thurman on January 2, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Fox News is highlighting the pork in this bill. Is anyone else? I wish someone would ask Christie-fit whether he approves of the “relief” money being shared with Alaska fisheries and the Smithsonian.

KS Rex on January 2, 2013 at 4:07 PM

And he is deluded enough to think that that coveted position gets him the 2016 Presidential nomination.

Illinidiva on January 2, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Maybe he has desires to win the democrat nomination….

:)

William Eaton on January 2, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Pete King is good on defense, good on terrorism

smfic on January 2, 2013 at 2:32 PM

You have just made me spit my tea out.He was/is the biggest cheerleader for the I.R.A and it’s political and financial supporter.
Even recently, he wouldn’t condemn their actions because they didn’t kill
Americans.

mags on January 2, 2013 at 4:14 PM

“As far as I’m concerned, I’m on my own.”

Now you know how we feel.

davidk on January 2, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Peter King is reflective of his NY constituency, arrogant and a gun-grabbing commie prick. He can also go to Hell.

Mr. Arrogant on January 2, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Completely fractured party. Moderates vrs. Tea Party. Guess what, everyone hates fears the Tea Party.

rubberneck on January 2, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Truth redaction.

davidk on January 2, 2013 at 4:33 PM

We should take bets on what Christie does next to piss off the Republican base. I’m thinking something gun control related.

Illinidiva on January 2, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Or maybe Muslim “diversity” related. Remember when Christie said he saw nothing wrong with a state firing an employee for burning his own Koran on his own time?

This former U.S. Attorney is as great a legal mind as our own Dear Leader Barry Obama, and has every bit as much respect for our constitution, particularly the First Amendment.

Christie undoubtedly was nodding in agreement when Obama insisted, after Islamofascist terrorists burned down our Benghazi consulate and murdered our ambassador and three other brave Americans, that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

AZCoyote on January 2, 2013 at 4:35 PM

It would be better news if King said he was leaving Congress.

Dante on January 2, 2013 at 4:40 PM

I don’t know what the debate is about. As far as I can tell based on the last eight years whether you have a D or an R attached to your name you act in the same manner politically. If the exceptions were the rule we would be much better off fiscally and as a Country. All King and Christie, as well as their Northeast brethren are trying to do, is save their jobs.

DDay on January 2, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Good idea. NY and NJ should impose a special hurricane relief tax on its resident millionaires; every dollar that NY/NJ millionaires/billionaires receive in income above $450,000 will be taxed at a rate of 95%.

I’m sure Obama-loving millionaires like Bruce Springsteen, Sarah Jessica Parker, etc., won’t mind — after all, they’re always telling the rest of us how the rich aren’t paying their fair share. Let them put their money where their ever-so-compassionate and fair-minded mouths are. And to be even more fair, there should be an opt-out of the special tax for NJ/NY millionaires who voted for Romney, and think they’re already taxed enough.

AZCoyote on January 2, 2013 at 3:32 PM

But, but, they held a concert and stuff – so they don’t owe anybody anything. They did their “fair” share./

Hill60 on January 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Tom Price or Bachman should be the next speaker.

stenwin77 on January 2, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Price, maybe. Bachmann? You must be joking.

She barely held on in a red district after her disastrous and cockamamie presidential campaign in which her instability was placed squarely in the public view.

HPV vaccines and autism, anyone?

KingGold on January 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Why should U.S. taxpayers continue to pay for the mismanagement of certain States? These people are BUILDING ON SAND, reaping the financial benefits of vacation properties, and then when The Bad Thing happens… it’s all OUR problem. I don’t get a beach vacation every year, and yet I’m supposed to fund it for others. So, frankly I don’t care how much Chris Christie or anybody else whines about it.

Murf76 on January 2, 2013 at 5:01 PM

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