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Chris Christie’s grandstanding about Sandy relief bill paying off big time

posted at 9:22 am on January 9, 2013 by

I knew there’d be media slobber when he went after Boehner and the House GOP, but come on.

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I just lost my breakfast

gophergirl on January 9, 2013 at 9:26 AM

May this fat slob’s inevitable downfall be spectacular.

Illinidiva on January 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM

“Master of Disaster”, next stop Thunderdome! Seriously, it does not sound like a compliment.

Fenris on January 9, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Well, his re-election in Jersey is probably in the bag (without my vote though), and then he’ll be the next moderate, electable Republican to lose a Presidential race.

Nick_Angel on January 9, 2013 at 9:39 AM

He does realize he’s done as a national GOP candidate, right?

changer1701 on January 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

He does realize he’s done as a national GOP candidate, right?

changer1701 on January 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

No. They’re always the last to know.

rrpjr on January 9, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Well, his re-election in Jersey is probably in the bag (without my vote though), and then he’ll be the next moderate, electable Republican to lose a Presidential race.

Nick_Angel on January 9, 2013 at 9:39 AM

No chance. Ironically he’s destroying any shot he may have had at the nomination with his antics lately. Just ask Jon Huntsman how trashing your own party while sucking up to Obama worked out in the primaries.

Doughboy on January 9, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Christie is simply Maverick v2.0 — the latest high-profile Republican winning praise from the big media for his willingness to attack other Republicans. Like Maverick, the same people will turn on him in a heartbeat were he actually to get close to winning national office, though unlike McCain, the governor might get a wake-up call on how the big media really feels back him this coming fall, because the ones located in and around New York and Philadelphia are going to have a hard time not reverting to form during the New Jersey gubernatorial election and showing whatever love they’re showing now for the gov is purely situational.

jon1979 on January 9, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain both thought that they were going to be elected President. A blowhard like Christie is delusional.

Illinidiva on January 9, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Isn’t Time Magazine going out of business? That would be appropriate.

A so-called “Republican” governor of a largely Democrat state fleeces the federal government of money we really don’t have in order to pay for damage in areas the state and municipalities let people build. For years they collect tax money and yet when the inevitable disaster strikes they want people from other states to pay for it.

And we are mean if we think this is a terrible idea? Really?

Compound this with the federal government providing “flood insurance”. A business the government took over when insurance companies, knowing disaster was inevitable given where states where letting people build, and given the fact one disaster such as this would essentially end their business, exited.

Oh and by the way, the federal “flood” insurance program is now bankrupt.

But let’s put Christie on the cover of Time and relegate insurance companies to the increasingly crowded liberal hate locker.

Marcus Traianus on January 9, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain both thought that they were going to be elected President. A blowhard like Christie is delusional.

Illinidiva on January 9, 2013 at 10:02 AM

At least Newt and Cain both led comfortably in the polls for extended periods of time during the primaries. Unless the rest of the potential 2016 candidates sit it out, I don’t even know if CRISTie will accomplish that feat.

Doughboy on January 9, 2013 at 10:07 AM

jon1979 McCain was partially absolved of his antics because he was a certifiable war hero. McCain is a character out of a Clancey novel or Hollywood movie. Christie doesn’t have McCain’s background. Unless people care to elect Tony Soprano President.

Illinidiva on January 9, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Puhleeze

cmsinaz on January 9, 2013 at 10:19 AM

He’s really gettin too big for his britches. And that’s saying something.

Naturally Curly on January 9, 2013 at 10:30 AM

It’s been the same thing for at least ten years now: any Republican who bashes other republicans gets to sit at the cool kids’ table (for a while.)

His presidential chances have evaporated.

SAMinVA on January 9, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Well, I hope that the Springsteen concert tickets and the SNL appearance were worthwhile trade for the Presidency.. Also, Christie is a cheap date.

Illinidiva on January 9, 2013 at 10:58 AM

“Yes, Governor…. Charlie Crist…Line 2″

FlaMurph on January 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Time Magazine? even my dentist no longer has it. Who still reads that shiz?

DanMan on January 9, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Maybe he has his sights set on something less than the presidency, like the Senate? He could be another RINO senator from the Northeast…

Marcola on January 9, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Umm.. no. Being the junior Senator from NJ wouldn’t satisfy Christie’s ego. It is probably a step down from where he is now.

Illinidiva on January 9, 2013 at 12:04 PM

He does realize he’s done as a national GOP candidate, right?

changer1701 on January 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Maybe he can be the candidate for the Republican Main Street party?

Jaibones on January 9, 2013 at 12:33 PM

For the benefit of the young ‘uns, that is a picture of what was called back in my day a “news magazine.”

Such “magazines” used to be delivered by a “mailman” to “subscribers.”

Thanks for the memories.

Drained Brain on January 9, 2013 at 12:47 PM

He does realize he’s done as a national GOP candidate, right?

changer1701 on January 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Yeah, but I bet Ann Coulter would still ride him. That’s what really counts.

ElectricPhase on January 9, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Not a shock that so many HA posters hate Christie. He won’t need your votes anyway if he runs for national office. You guys were such a big help to the Tom Tancredo campaign in 2008 by the way.

asc85 on January 9, 2013 at 1:05 PM

He does realize he’s done as a national GOP candidate, right?

changer1701 on January 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

His ego has grown to the size of his body which mean get ready for him running as an independent. Even more bizarre, because of where he has gone politically over the last year, he might be the rare independent candidate that might do more damage to the Democrats than the GOP. His anti-gun stands for example will get him killed in traditional red states, however he might have enough in the tank to seize states like Pennsylvania, New Jersey, few other northeastern states. Democrats cannot afford to lose those in another close election in 2016, even if it is not the GOP.

He is basically building up a cult of personality like Obama, just that in his case it is a coalition of Rhinos and white northeast democrats who have not gone full blown progressive.

William Eaton on January 9, 2013 at 1:06 PM

asc85. ZOMG. I know. I only hate Christie because I’m a rightwing racist and fascist. No matter that my second favorite politician is Mark Kirk… Eyes roll.

I disdain Christie because he knifed Romney in the back and ensured that Obama was reelected. It’s the same reason you and other liberals are now ardent defenders of Christie. He is the newest Republican useful idiot who helped reelect your lord and savior.

Illinidiva on January 9, 2013 at 1:57 PM

I just lost my breakfast

gophergirl on January 9, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Did Christie get to it first?

steebo77 on January 9, 2013 at 2:31 PM

he might be the rare independent candidate that might do more damage to the Democrats than the GOP.

William Eaton on January 9, 2013 at 1:06 PM

I agree. He would siphon votes from the Dems. I was originally thinking he would be best GOP candidate if conservatives run 3rd party, simultaneously weakening the GOP and Dem vote.

lucyvanpelt on January 9, 2013 at 4:18 PM

temporary, eventually Dems will need to attack him again, and he’ll do something “conservative” or whatever.

Remember Bush-deux went up to what, 90%? we saw how that went. Plus State-level is a buffer zone against Congress, and Lesser Governments. It’s easy. He’ll be down to 60 next week after people have been distracted by movies, games, repubs-are-bad-generic. What have you done for me lately…he’ll be a fat slob republican granny killing racist by Feb.

John Kettlewell on January 10, 2013 at 1:28 AM