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Christie calls Obama to congratulate him, sends Romney an e-mail

posted at 8:29 pm on November 8, 2012 by

I don’t know, guys. I just don’t know.

“We didn’t have a political strategy discussion. I said, `Congratulations on your win last night, Mr. President,’ and he said, `Thank you,”’ Christie told reporters today at a National Guard Armory in Franklin Township…

Asked if he’s spoken to Romney since his loss, Christie said: “No; we exchanged e-mails last night,” Christie said. “We haven’t spoken on the phone yet.”

One of Romney’s biggest fundraisers told WaPo (anonymously), “A lot of people feel like Christie hurt, that we definitely lost four or five points between the storm and Chris Christie giving Obama a chance to be bigger than life.”

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I was probably the first to warn you about Christie.

Connie on November 8, 2012 at 10:02 PM

From what I have heard from a friend, he wants to run for the Presidency. This to me will make me never vote for him. All the crap he has done is just system politics. I am glad we have better candidates like Jindal, Rubio, Rand Paul, and Walker. Christie has been dead to me for a while, but openly praising Obama right before an election…

ArkyDore on November 8, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Anybody, ANYBODY that wrapped up in Bruce Bruce Springsteen has an addiction problem. Obama provided the drug.

gatorgrad on November 8, 2012 at 10:08 PM

CC2016.org (Clinton/Christie 2016)

CC2016.com was already taken by…Conservation Corps 2016/

tonotisto on November 8, 2012 at 10:10 PM

melle1228 on November 8, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Didn’t you read my earlier post where I said Christie was a RINO and that he should go and self abuse himself? Do you think that was an endorsement?

Good grief.

JFS61 on November 8, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Maybe Christie should start looking at that Dem Senate seat that comes up for election in 2014.

crosspatch on November 8, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Yes, yes, but what does Ann Coulter say?

Aitch748 on November 8, 2012 at 10:26 PM

He wants a cabinet position.

Hell, I’d take an Obama cabinet position. I’d see less of the President’s ugly mug than I do now.

Glenn Jericho on November 8, 2012 at 10:27 PM

If you keep harping on lardass he will switch parties.

KEEP UP THE INSULTS!!!!

portlandon on November 8, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I’ve never had any illusions about Christie. He’s been a lib the whole time.

Like I said the other day, Secretary of Carbohydrates.

Ward Cleaver on November 8, 2012 at 10:56 PM

The Smithsonian better dig up the President Taft bathtub. Christie is going to need it in 2016 when he becomes the Republican Obama.

portlandon on November 8, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Loathe is a strong word. But, I’m starting to feel something like that about Christie… What. The. Heck. Why did he start knifing Romney? And he hasn’t quit. He is a savvy guy. He knows what he’s doing. Unbelievable.

Minorcan Maven on November 8, 2012 at 11:19 PM

His aides are passing the numerous articles on to him.

I think he tried to call Mitt, and got no response, or was told he was too busy. So he emailed him.

He now knows.

But he’s so arrogant, he won’t admit it was a mistake.

Until election time. When Obama backs Booker.

And Christie is forced to act like Scott Brown.

budfox on November 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

As a resident of NJ, I like him because he pisses off the Dems in this state to the core. I don’t berate him for accepting the Obama visit, because he HAD to. He’s been up front and on top of this disaster here, and if it weren’t for FEMA being broke and the unions denying out-of-state power companies help, we would’ve been totally f*cked without his leadership. Hate him all you want, but I’m glad he’s here. If Corzine were here, we’d still be in the dark.

Symshady on November 8, 2012 at 11:44 PM

As a resident of NJ, I like him because he pisses off the Dems in this state to the core. I don’t berate him for accepting the Obama visit, because he HAD to. He’s been up front and on top of this disaster here, and if it weren’t for FEMA being broke and the unions denying out-of-state power companies help, we would’ve been totally f*cked without his leadership. Hate him all you want, but I’m glad he’s here. If Corzine were here, we’d still be in the dark.

Symshady on November 8, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I won’t dispute the part about Corslime vs Christie, but did he really have to effusively praise Obama? For what? Coming to take a picture on the beach? Or was there a quid pro quo that we have yet to find out? Why was he praising him while Blomberg and Cuomo, 2 Democrats, were silent and handling business on their own?

Christie is no fool. I would not be surprised if Obama’s handlers told him Romney was going down, and it was time to burinsh his bipartisan creds for his own political future. Maybe there was a favor in there for him – a 2016 endorsement over Hillary perhaps?

The Count on November 9, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Symshady on November 8, 2012 at 11:44 PM

No doubt. Though I’ve lost respect for him, and strongly dislike him, he does a good job for New Jersey, and I appreciate that. He could have done all the necessary showing respect thing, due to Sandy, without all the over the top school girl crushing he did and continues to do, or the knife job on Romney. It’s all in the words, the tone. Don’t get it. But, whatever! It’s immaterial now! But, glad y’all have him for sure.

Minorcan Maven on November 9, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Symshady on November 8, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Guess you didn’t read last night post on this, his love is so fulsome. Save NJ, help trash the country good trade off./y
I was asked to go to a fundraiser for the MT gov candidate,
Christie was guest speaker. I did not want to go because I had a gut feeling about the guy and not a good one by the way, someone asked me to go for them and paid for the ticket, so I went.

He showed up over an hour late, and then kept everyone waiting another 1/2 hour while the big money people got their pics taken,
I get how all that works, but this is in the middle of a work day/wk. He finally came in talked about himself for 15 minutes and had his “security whisk him out the back door, like he was some rock star.”

He’s a pompous asZcapitalH and as others and as dead to me as freedom is in this country.
Thanks for nothing.

MontanaMmmm on November 9, 2012 at 12:05 AM


No doubt. Though I’ve lost respect for him, and strongly dislike him, he does a good job for New Jersey, and I appreciate that. He could have done all the necessary showing respect thing, due to Sandy, without all the over the top school girl crushing he did and continues to do, or the knife job on Romney. It’s all in the words, the tone. Don’t get it. But, whatever! It’s immaterial now! But, glad y’all have him for sure.

Minorcan Maven on November 9, 2012 at 12:04 AM

No, he most certainly does not do a good job for New Jersey or any other state if you believe that he had even a tiny bit of influence on the horrific way this election turned out. There is abso-freaking-lutely no reason for him to have gone gonzo over Obama like he did. What did Barky do except show up for God’s sake? Isn’t that part of his job? Why did he feel like Obama was owed praise for taking a three hour tour? Come on!

Edith Stifle on November 9, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Hate him all you want, but I’m glad he’s here. If Corzine were here, we’d still be in the dark.

Symshady on November 8, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I’m happy for you – seriously. I’m glad he did a good job for you. And I, too, am glad he’s there. That being said, keep him there and tell him to keep his nose in his own effing business and out of Obama’s a$$.

Dopenstrange on November 9, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Obama to Christie during visit after hurricane Sandy

Obama: Hey Chris, Holder is stepping down after the election. Hey, weren’t you a US Attorney?

HarryBackside on November 9, 2012 at 1:03 AM

If you keep harping on lardass he will switch parties.

KEEP UP THE INSULTS!!!!

portlandon on November 8, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I don’t necessarily want CRISTie switching parties, but at least if he was a Democrat, he wouldn’t have been in position to stab Romney in the back(even if it was unintentional, that’s how it was perceived) a mere week before the election.

I don’t know what the hell he was thinking. I’m all for putting politics aside in a moment of crisis. But when you’re a top supporter of the Republican nominee for President and were the damn keynote speaker at the convention, you never ever go out on national TV and sing the praises of the opponent’s leadership qualities.

And if this was about looking out for his own interests for his reelection bid, I hope he learned something from Scott Brown’s defeat. That guy gave Obama key votes on things like Dodd-Frank and spoke glowingly about Dear Leader in public only to get shellacked anyway come Election Day since the partisan breakdown in MassachusettEs was an inescapable reality. Last time I checked, New Jersey was also heavily Democrat. Good luck, Chris.

Doughboy on November 9, 2012 at 1:29 AM

To think I use to say I was proud he’s my Governor. As a New Jersey Republican this has been a very bad 10 days.

tbrickert on November 8, 2012 at 9:53 PM

This Jersey girl feels the same way. I worked hard for his election. I won’t give him 5 seconds of my time this go round. He had me fooled, but I should have known something was up with his convention speech. Now I see it as a set up for his reelection, period.

VioletTiger on November 9, 2012 at 3:44 AM

He reminds me of Crist except not orange.

mrscullen on November 8, 2012 at 8:59 PM

If we spray painted Chris Christie violet, we could have 6 Charlie Crist’s roll Christie to the dejuicing room. Cause NJ has a blueberry for a governor…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNm1kfxlNJQ

KMav on November 9, 2012 at 3:58 AM

It has to be crowded in that big WH bed with Christie and Big Butt cuddling up to Barky, while he hugs the Teleprompter. Maybe one of them will roll over and our problem solves it self.

stormridercx4 on November 9, 2012 at 4:12 AM

Romney may have lost do to an inferior ground game anyway, but Judas Christie and the infamous bear hug dealt a great blow to the campaign. There was a 6 point spread in Gallup and Rasmussen the day before that happened.

TonyR on November 9, 2012 at 4:38 AM

So, I was thinking Christie2016? No?

HerneTheHunter on November 9, 2012 at 4:49 AM

Fat mans dead to me, matter of fact I’ll avoid spending or send any money towards New Jersey while he is in office.

Pity as I like racing at Englishtown, I’ll spend my money at a different track.

He knifed Romney, pure and simple. He could have told Obama to go pound sand just like Bloomberg did.

gdonovan on November 9, 2012 at 5:17 AM

pitiful

buh bye

cmsinaz on November 9, 2012 at 5:43 AM

christie deserves to burn in liberalism

mrks on November 9, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Nobody could ever accuse Christie of being a class act. At the convention, he wasn’t out to do anybody any favors but himself.

mubando on November 9, 2012 at 6:29 AM

hey, here is an idea, I hear there is a new position in zero’s cabinet – Secretary of Business – Christie should take it…

runner on November 9, 2012 at 7:32 AM

I don’t really see anything about the NJ cleanup that is positive. What will Christie do as it deteriorates? Blame Obama? That’s what the Dems got to do with Bush. But Christie would become a laughing stock after having just made a porno with Obama.

MechanicalBill on November 9, 2012 at 7:52 AM

Maybe he saw the handwriting before the rest of us. Right now he’s the only GOP celeb that doesn’t stand for a washed up, old white men’s country club party. I imagine his next step will be to present himself to us broken-hearted rank and file as the only alternative to another 2012.

I’m too p1ssed to take those 30 pieces of silver. Maybe desperation will eventually win out.

dhimwit on November 9, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Obama to Christie during visit after hurricane Sandy

Obama: Hey Chris, Holder is stepping down after the election. Hey, weren’t you a US Attorney?

HarryBackside on November 9, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Obama would never tap Christie for AG. The last thing 0bama wants is someone competent in that position.

Say what you will about Christie (and I agree that he is a RINO at best), he is a guy who gets stuff done.

UltimateBob on November 9, 2012 at 8:15 AM

I, unfortunately, live in NJ and will vote for a dem before I vote for Fatso!

I voted for him once, never again!

belad on November 9, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Christie calls obama to congratulate him, sends him a photo of himself in his sexiest black negligée …

Pork-Chop on November 9, 2012 at 8:24 AM

How soon is Christie going to announce his party change and start laughing at the right because they did not recognize the Manchurian candidate. Christie was the October surprise they just had to figure out how to use him. I tell you the left is so far out in front with their thinking(putting left wing plants in the media and colleges) that the right has no chance. The left has learned from the socialist well. Be patient and keep building it may not pay off quickly but it will pay off. They lied to the blacks with promises that they never planned on keeping and are now doing the same with the Latinos.

pwb on November 9, 2012 at 8:25 AM

I really wish Sandy had hit Texas instead. Our governed might not be able to debate his way out of a paper sack, but you could at least trust him not to French kiss Obama on TV. Plus, it would have been nice to get a little bit of rain.

bitsy on November 9, 2012 at 8:30 AM

*governor PIMF

bitsy on November 9, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Why call him at all to congratulate him. He represents the absolute conservative antichrist. One wonders if the less wobbly governors all called him to say well done Lord O?

CorporatePiggy on November 9, 2012 at 8:33 AM

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS TURNED AWAY FROM SANDY RECOVERY EFFORTS (Lakehurst, N.J.)

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/tennessee-volunteers-reportedly-turned-away-from-sandy-recovery-efforts/

Pork-Chop on November 9, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Don’t worry about Christie. Fat man’s heart is due to explode. He won’t even make it to 2016.

teacherman on November 9, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Obama used the same strategy on CC that he used to get single, female voters. He pandered to him. He found out what would make them feel something on a personal level and got him with it. In this case, it was a call from Springsteen.

GiantOrb on November 9, 2012 at 9:51 AM

I used to like Christie, but now I think he’s just a corpulent tool.

College Prof on November 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

I really wish Sandy had hit Texas instead. Our governed might not be able to debate his way out of a paper sack, but you could at least trust him not to French kiss Obama on TV. Plus, it would have been nice to get a little bit of rain.

bitsy on November 9, 2012 at 8:30 AM

If not for his back surgery and pain meds and if not for my NJ governor and Sandy, your governor would be President Elect Perry right now and I wouldn’t have this sick feeling in my stomach about the future of our country.

Cristie is the best we can get here in NJ. He stood up to the teachers unions ( because he had no choice and his true conservative education chief Brett Schundler gave him good advice and example of backbone.)

And he may do a good job with rebuilding NJ after this disaster.

But (as some of us have said for 2 years now) Christie is NOT a conservative and as a moderate who doesn’t like to get his hands dirty, he rarely criticizes Dems, unless he is personally attacked.

There is a difference between having guts and being a bully.

Keep Christie far away from Washington and any talk of Republican nominations.

Unless we all want to take Ann Coulters’ advice again. That didn’t turn out very well this last time.

Elisa on November 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

He’s dead to me…

As others have said, I can’t wait until Obama comes in and helps give Booker the job and puts Christie out on his butt.

I actually laughed out loud when I saw the article that tried to say that Christie was the top Republican for 2016. According to who? The liberal writer who wrote the article?

nextgen_repub on November 9, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Sounds like Chubbie is running for governor on the Democratic ticket next time around.

Coulter had this one wrong.

NoPain on November 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

If Christie is part of the reason those 3 million or so conservatives stayed home on election day then he’s not going anywhere in the Republican race in 2016. We have too many other younger brighter more truly conservative candidates to choose from. His campaign won’t even see liftoff.

stukinIL4now on November 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Ward Cleaver on November 8, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Don’t insult carbohydrates what did they ever do to you. It isn’t there fault that Christy doesn’t have any self control.

chemman on November 9, 2012 at 11:04 AM

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