Chris Christie tells the truth about the GOP House

Filed in National by on January 3, 2013

I’ve pulled out some of my favorite quotes:

“There is only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims, the House majority and their speaker, John Boehner. This is not a Republican or Democratic issue. National disasters happen in red states and blue states and states with Democratic governors and Republican governors. We respond to innocent victims of natural disasters, not as Republicans or Democrats, but as Americans. Or at least we did until last night.”

Points for saying “Democratic”

“Last night, politics was placed before our oath to serve our citizens. …Last night, the House of Representatives failed that most basic test of public service and they did so with callous indifference to the suffering of the people of my state.”

The House GOP views failure and success through its own prism.

“It (the aid package) overcame all the factual challenges, it just could not overcome the toxic internal politics of the House majority.”

Toxic. So true.

“Americans are tired of the palace intrigue and political partisanship of this Congress, which places one-upmanship ahead of the lives of the citizens who sent these people to Washington, D.C., in the first place. … America deserves better than just another example of the government that has forgotten who they are there to serve and why. Sixty-six days and counting, shame on you. Shame on Congress.”

If they could figure out how to pass an aid package that raised the retirement age for social security… game on!

“And I have to tell you, (disaster relief) used to be something that was not political. You know, disaster relief was something that you didn’t play games with. But now, in this current atmosphere, everything is the subject of one-upmanship, everything is a possibility — a potential piece of bait for the political game.

Yup.

And it’s just — it is why the American people hate Congress. It’s why they hate them. And Governor Cuomo and I are as frustrated as two people can be because, unlike people in Congress, we have actual responsibilities. And we have a responsibility to make things happen.

Christie for the win.

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  1. cassandra_m says:

    These are great quotes — and am I the only one who can already “hear” them as voiceovers to Presidential campaign commercials?

  2. Jason330 says:

    Yeah. It seems Christie is trying to position himself as a center-right maverick. Someone who can take on the ultra extreme fringe of his party. Can he win a GOP primary doing that? Probably in the northeast, and maybe the Midwest – but are there enough delegates there to give him the nomination.

    I guess we’ll find out.

  3. V says:

    I bet he’s got a REALLY good shot. In the red states he can show that footage of him yelling at those greedy teachers.

  4. anonymous says:

    “Seriously, America. this is what we have to work with… Kooks. Nuts. Numbskulls. People who used to keep their heads under rocks but now think they can run a major political party…” Kavips

    “Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Einstein

    “It’s another global warming day. Ha ha.” Limbaugh

    ” It IS another global warming day.” anonymous

    Biden’s a hero, Carper’s a traitor, Coons is a Democrat and Markell’s, a DINO.

    If Delaware ever does come around to facing the major obstructionists regarding conservation measures, alternative clean energy, reduction of anthropogenic CO2 output – assigning the cost of the CO2 pollution catastrophes plus the costs of ‘adaptation to climate change,’ to their rightful origin, one sees possible problems, from political leaders who have no qualms using voters, so they can satisfy their political interests. Politicians are their own ‘special interest’ individuals, with their ‘special interest’ being – getting themselves re elected – with the help of special interests.

    Why harp on CO2 reduction? Because we are out of the realm of once in a hundred year ocurances, and approaching the unknown, which could include ice that melts faster than imagined, storms never before witnessed, releases of methane never thought possible, even the possibility of abrupt climate change, to which humans may not be able to ‘adapt.’,willingly going from a natural climate to climate changed, by madness.

    Even though climate change by anthropogenic CO2 over releasing was a known ‘problem’ for decades and even though Delaware is the ‘sinking state’ and has been known to be the very place in the world, that will be affected by twice the rate of climate change sea level rise, Markell and Carper had no problem approving Delaware as a state with a ‘new’ clean coal future. You can call coal ‘clean,’ but for decades, that has been a lie, still is a lie. CO2 from coal burners, is the largest contributor (40%) to climate change. New larger coal units reduced other pollutants, but release more CO2. CO2 is the largest pollution threat in the history of mankind. And about that 150 million dollar new inlet bridge that deniers need to secure. How could an ordinary person like myself, heading northbound on the bridge ramp days after it was ‘finished’, think, “Oh no, this can’t be true. The bridge ramp was headed for one of the worst known and re nourished flood areas in the state.” In fact it has it’s own sand pumping station on the south side of the inlet. How much ‘denial’ is necessary to build a bridge ramp that would end up under five feet of sand, when a hurricane ‘doesn’t hit the state?’ Crazy huh? The question isn’t – if, the question is – when, when will the next storm hit. After the storm Delaware’s ‘leadership’ took a walk on the northbound ramp landing, they were up to their heads, in re nourishment sand.

    Do politicians think average citizens’ don’t know, that they have a ‘pretend’ shoreline and that the sea level is rising due to climate change? While we’re at it, should citizens pretend, coal was the state’s best energy choice? After all, climate change is the cause that must be controlled at every household, every business.at every local level. Coal powered plants, are the largest offenders, Delaware’s a CO2 coal state; so one must ask, why would a politician approve of more coal, when they had the opportunity to switch?

    ‘The republicans and ‘their fossil fuel democrats,’ will most assuredly want no part in assigning the costs of climate change to the cause – CO2; just as they refuse to call the over abundance of anthropogenic CO2 – a pollutant. The costs of infrastructures; the costs to property owners; the costs to nature, the costs to taxpayers; the costs to future generations. The costs will be trillions, then – out of all control. Yet, the Clean Air Act, outrageously doesn’t include CO2 as an industrial pollutant and the No Tax Pledge,(both of which exist to protect the fossil fuel industries;) signed and agreed to by legislators, undermine the American political system, condemning the future of a nation and it’s people. Both lack action against the cause (CO2,) violating the rights of the public; also being inter generational, violating the rights of future generations, here and around the world. Yes, it is more than crazy, it’s a violent attack upon the atmosphere, the earth, all life.

    As we saw yesterday, house republicans had no problem with delaying a mere 60 million dollars of help to East Coast locations affected by a ‘monster storm’ with climate change indications. The government is already spending a billion plus, just for coastal renourishment sand around the country. Even if republicans say, it was caused by God or Mother Nature, (I hate to even type that,) they have no right to ignore towns without sewer systems, roads, bridges; major rail systems that are now prone to flood, the damages to tens of thousands of families who were without shelter, food, clothing and water; without roofs over their heads; as millions who huddled in the cold, or were displaced and/or harmed by power outages, as trees were cut down, power lines replaced, schools and businesses closed. That’s not mentioning that shorelines around the country are exposed to continual billions in damages. The country is experiencing monster floods, fires and droughts. A government lead by republicans means, a monster government that will fail, especially if the legislators do not protect the innocent public – by reducing anthropogenic CO2.

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie defended his praise for President Barack Obama after super storm Sandy, but later said… he would stick with his fellow republicans and vote for Mitt Romney in the election – Christie would vote for Romney, who backed keeping CO2 out of the Clean Air Act and Romney, who would honor the No CO2 Tax Pledge.

    Christie shouldn’t pretend to be ‘surprised by republicans,’ (how dare republicans ignore the plight of storm victims;) when Christie knows himself well enough to know – republicans will be republicans.

    See huffpost video: featuring Christie, then Rush, Obama,

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/chris-christie-sandy_n_2396537.html

    Even doctors, CEO’s and politicians who otherwise seem intelligent, highly charismatic, can display a chronic inability to feel guilt, remorse or anxiety about any of their actions. Perhaps they need lie detector tests in congress, to weed out the psychopaths or at least habitual liars who are a danger to the people.

    Congressman, is your vote in the best interest of the American people? Are you reeaalllly dumb enough to believe climate change is a hoax? Yes, I mean no..what? Do you have or will you receive benefit from ‘special interests?’

    BBBBBZZZZZZ. Ops, another republican crazy. Sir, please clear you office and vacate the Congress.

  5. Dave says:

    “Yeah. It seems Christie is trying to position himself as a center-right maverick. Someone who can take on the ultra extreme fringe of his party.”

    Or maybe he is a center-right maverick who likes taking on the fringes of his party (and other) parties. Shrewd politician or just plain spoken with no bs?

  6. Jason330 says:

    Well, we’ve had four years consecutive years of increasing DJIA averages. The last time that happened was when Clinton got 9 consecutive years. So he can maverick all he wants as long as he doesn’t have designs on the White House.

  7. Truth Teller says:

    After all he is a UD guy

  8. dem dementia says:

    what a bunch of morons you are, only 30% of this “aid” was really aid. Democrats are such liars.

  9. Tom McKenney says:

    Prove it moron

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