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Obama Resumes Love Affair With Chris Christie

by Keith Koffler on January 2, 2013, 9:21 pm

President Obama took a moment out of his vacation to try to sooth New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is having a conniption over the failure of House Republicans to move a Hurricane Sandy relief bill.

Christie, who talked to the vacationing Obama by phone, had said not approving the Senate pass bill was “disgusting” and “disgraceful,” but House Republicans say they were reluctant to vote on it because the Senate had larded the measure up with money unrelated to the hurricane.

Christie, who is showing a marked appetite for self-indulgence, has been distancing himself from Republicans as he gears up for a reelection campaign in the blue state. Just before Election Day, Christie offered up serial rhetorical man-hugs for the Democratic president for playing nice with New Jersey in the aftermath of the hurricane, providing Obama with critical support as the campaign came to a close.

Here’s a photo of the cute couple as they surveyed storm damage together.

Christie Obama

Aren’t they adorable?

Having Christie slam the GOP also works nicely for Obama, since he will be spending the next two years trying to paint Republicans as a vicious band of hoodlums whowant to arm children with AK-47s and hope to ship all of America’s Latinos to Mexico. If Christie thinks House Republicans are a bunch of jerks too, it makes Obama’s storyline more credible.

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Just2old January 2, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Adorable? No. I can understand Gov Christie wanting to take care of his constituants and I’m sure it plays well in NJ. It doesn’t play well across the country. If he had any national ambitions, he can kiss them bye bye in my opinion.

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Mountainaires January 3, 2013 at 9:02 am

Couldn’t agree more. Apparently, Christie either doesn’t have any national ambitions, or he’s betting on Americans’ short memories. I’m glad to have Christie as Gov of New Jersey, so I hope he’s re-elected by those constituents. But I wouldn’t vote for him for national office. He’s the same arrogant, narcissistic egotist we’ve got in the WH now, just fatter and whiter. No thanks.

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Knothead January 2, 2013 at 9:33 pm

They do make a cute couple of idiots, but Michelle is in the way of the two actually getting it on.

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Julie Brueckheimer January 2, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Boehner may resign or be ousted, but I’m glad he did this. This bill is loaded with pork. What do Alaska fisheries have to do with Sandy? And this is probably not the most egregious example. Was the House, as per usual, to have signed on without reading the damn thing? Maybe it was Republican payback time for Christie, and maybe he should switch to the other party.

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Knothead January 2, 2013 at 9:41 pm

It’s obvious he has already made the “switch”, just hasn’t declared yet.

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Star January 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Boehner is back in–so people can continue to call him names, I guess.

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Shaky Jake January 3, 2013 at 6:56 pm

What irks me is that included in the pork is a MASSIVE tax credit for GE (and others) that allows them to funnel profits offshore. THAT’S why they don’t pay a single dollar in taxes. Without this GE would have to pay $ billions in taxes. Must be nice to be a friend of Obama.

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Quintus arrius January 2, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Caption: So THAT’S what Bush was looking at!

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Julie Brueckheimer January 2, 2013 at 10:08 pm

: – D

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Noma January 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Christie is so weak

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Girly1 January 2, 2013 at 10:28 pm

One of the FOX anchors remarked that the $60B relief bill is exactly double the $30B annual GDP of New Jersey! This bill has more lard than Christie:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/little_help_here_1kW6aQ8fElj4CKwbheEV0N

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Julie Brueckheimer January 2, 2013 at 10:31 pm

I love this headline in The Weekly Standard: Christie Craving Pork-Filled Sandy Bill.

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srdem65 January 2, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Oh, boo hoo. GovChristie didn’t get $60 billion dollars of our money to pass aroound to his friends, cronies, and maybe repave a couple of streets for the storm victims so he jumps all over his fellow Repubs when he should be lambasting his BFF, Barack, for playing him like a fool.

We all feel bad when our fellow countrymen fall victim to the whims of Mother Nature, but we lose some of that sympathy when we find out that their homes were built below the high tide mark, or that they didn’t bother to get flood insurance. .We spend untold amounts on FEMA to help victims recover from their losses, but we’re not responsible to rebuild their whole community or state whenever disaster strikes.

If GovChristie has any valid complaints it’s to the President who used him like a campaign promo, to the unions that showed how corrupt and greedy they are even in an emergency, and to the whiny residents who don’t realize that their lives will never be the same. Maybe he can shoot off some complaints to the Police in those communites that were affected and ask them why the victims homes and property were allowed to be looted.

After the Gov shoots his complaints to the people who didn’t do what they promised or just didn’t do their jobs, he can scream bloody murder to the sneaky, crooks in the Senate who loaded the relief bill with special favors for their own constituents in states not affected by the terrible storm.

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ImNoDhimmi January 3, 2013 at 8:38 am

Great post, srdem! You’ve summed up Christie’s situation perfectly.

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Otis Driftwood January 3, 2013 at 9:48 am

two thumbs up from me!.. well done.

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Susan January 2, 2013 at 10:54 pm

I think it is totally wrong that Congress passed legislation like this anyway. What makes these blue states so special? Where were the feds when Nashville flooded, or Texas and Arizona were burning?

Horatio Bunce had it right…
http://www.examiner.com/article/a-meeting-with-horatio-bunce-converts-davy-crockett-to-a-constitutional-congress

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Mr. Pink January 2, 2013 at 10:58 pm

I just hope Christie’s call didn’t disrupt Obama’s putt…

By DONOVAN SLACK |
1/2/13 3:24 PM EST
After a contentious battle with Congress and midnight flight to Hawaii, President Obama got right back into vacation mode.

After landing in Honolulu just before 5 a.m., he headed to the home in Kailua where his wife and daughters had been vacationing without him.

Then he got an early start with a workout at the gym, and later hit the links at the Marine Corps Base in Kaneohe.

His golf partners included longtime friends Marty Nesbitt, Bobby Titcomb and Allison Davis, according to a pool report.

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2013/01/obama-hits-the-golf-course-153180.html

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Susan January 3, 2013 at 9:48 am

Wow, he actually golfed with a woman! Of course, Allison Davis is part of the Chicago machine and former business partner of Rezko, so guess she’s just like one of the boys.

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gracepmc January 3, 2013 at 12:05 am

Since President Revenge thinks Republicans are pond scum, it is telling that Christie can get him on the phone. Only a matter of time before the bromance is over and Christie finds himself under the Obama bus.

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cincycinco January 3, 2013 at 9:37 am

WOW! THAT would be a HUGE “bump in the road” for Hopey! That bus better have a strong suspension…

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Lizzy January 3, 2013 at 2:47 am

Like so many before him Christie has made a deal with the devil who can forget the bear hug with good old Charlie Christ well oops it’s happened. If
Christie had any big dreams they will have to be with his pals in the
Democratic Party cause he’s killed all chances with the GOP.

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cincycinco January 3, 2013 at 9:45 am

“Christie had any big dreams they will have to be with his pals in the
Democratic Party…” – Lizzy

That worked pretty well for Arlen Specter, didn’t it? And after he gave Hopey the deciding vote for Obamacare, too…

“Senator Arlen Specter, the newly minted Democrat from Pennsylvania, is officially one of the most junior members of the five Senate committees he sits on, even though he’s a million and a half years old and has spent a million of those years as a senator. The Senate voted unanimously to strip him of his 30 years of seniority accumulated as a Republican because, ha, he is not a Republican anymore. …
So why would the Democrats be such dicks? Coupla things: Number one, there’s no way of knowing if the people who “guaranteed” Specter continued seniority if he switched sides were actually the people who would later vote on this decision (i.e. Biden vs. Senate Democrats); number two, Specter already pissed off his new colleagues by saying he wouldn’t be “a loyal Democrat” and declaring that Republican Norm Coleman should return to the Senate; and number three, if you were a Senate Democrat sitting on a committee with Specter, would you really want to give up your own seniority so that ol’ Douchey McTurncoat could have a fancier seat at the table?”

http://wonkette.com/408358/specter-denied-seniority-by-double-crossing-dems

G’head, Govie, cuddle up to the scorpion. You’ll get you’re thirty pieces of silver, and the rest of your traitors wages too – in due time, in full measure, and the ususal treatment that Democrats give those they deceive. and have no further use for…

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Swedishlady January 3, 2013 at 3:58 am

I am not so familiar with New Jersey politics but one thing is pretty clear. Christie behaved like a traitor, a Quisling ,during the campaign. He could have put pressure on the President to get help in so many other ways, there was so much sympathy for those affected by the storm in those days. Christie paved the way for little Lenins reelection.

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Lizzy January 3, 2013 at 8:05 am

There seem to be way too many Quislings around these days don’t you
agree Swedishlady?

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Swedishlady January 3, 2013 at 8:39 am

Agree Lizzy, many are weak.

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veritaseequitas January 3, 2013 at 6:22 am

I’ve lost my appetite for Chris Christie. :)
He is throwing a little boy temper tantrum in order to look more appealing to the New Jersey voters, and he looks ridiculous doing it when everyone should realize why the bill did not pass as is. And you are right Keith, he is putting on his Teflon suit for his next campaign (I wonder if ClintonObama have a patent on the Teflon suit?).
Wouldn’t surprise me if Christie went Demo.

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cincycinco January 3, 2013 at 9:47 am

“I’ve lost my appetite for Chris Christie.” – veritaseequitas

Well, HE’s not lost his appetite for Obama. Or, if you go by appearances, anything else…

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RickW January 3, 2013 at 8:05 am

I hope Dear Leader shares his diet regimen with the Governor. He can surely use it.

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cincycinco January 3, 2013 at 9:51 am

EXCELLENT! Mooch can make her next “Let’s Move” spot with Govie C doin’ the movin’! IN A SPEEDO!!! The queasiness of the viewers ALONE after seeing THAT mound in motion should be good for some POWERFUL slimming nation – uh – “wide”!

Impose Moochie’s school lunch rules in the Governor’s mansion!

The O’s already helped him SO much by pushing Hostess out of business, why NOT take it to the next level!

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RickW January 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

We’ve never met Cincy but…..You must hate me. Now the thought of seeing the two of them on a 3am cable infomercial acting out your steps has me terrified!

LMAO!!!!!!

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cincycinco January 3, 2013 at 10:13 am

It’s not hate! Her Royal Moochiness does this for the good of us fatties who don’t have toned arms like hers!

Actually, the spot COULD be worse. Remember Michelle Anotonette’s disrespectful sack race in the East Room?

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=photo+of+sack+race+in+the+east+room&id=8BC35E3723B2E09A5760DBC773CFAAF25EBF6880&FORM=IQFRBA#view=detail&id=53F40F5B760704D2C543A3AB7AAADEE05F28E462&selectedIndex=1

Now, imagine this same photo, but with Christie in Jimmy Fallon’s place, BUT ( and it’s a BIG “butt”, or two…) – with BOTH of them in the nude.

Now go enjoy your lunch!

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RickW January 3, 2013 at 8:13 am

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130102/NASCAR01/130109991 Its off topic I know but I wanted to share this example of our government at work.

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ImNoDhimmi January 3, 2013 at 8:42 am

From the article:
“The racing industry isn’t the only eyebrow-raising benefactor of the fiscal cliff deal, as Hollywood movie producers, Puerto Rican rum makers and even algae growers are getting some breaks in the deal.”

The algae growers I’d read about, but NASCAR? Movie producers? Rum makers in Puerto Rico? WTF?

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Just2old January 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Right……can’t fill the seats due in part to the economy….let the Feds pay for the rest….makes perfect sense (sarc)…

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DeniseVB January 3, 2013 at 9:40 am

I just read that Al Gore sold his Current-TV to Al Jazeera for 100 million ? Glenn Beck said he made an offer and was turned down.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/al-jazeera-talks-buy-current-tv-18117164

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RickW January 3, 2013 at 9:42 am

And Time Warner Cable dropped them immediately, Denise. I guess some execs there have guts.

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cincycinco January 3, 2013 at 9:55 am

It was 500 million, Gores % was 100 million. And, he REALLY wanted the deal to get done before the 31st, for tax evasion purposes.

“Al Jazeera did not disclose the purchase price, but people with direct knowledge of the deal pegged it at around $500 million, indicating a $100 million payout for Mr. Gore, who owned 20 percent of Current. Mr. Gore and his partners were eager to complete the deal by Dec. 31, lest it be subject to higher tax rates that took effect on Jan. 1, according to several people who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly”

http://www.businessinsider.com/report-al-gore-made-100-million-in-the-current-tv-sale-and-hoped-to-close-the-deal-last-year-before-taxes-jumped-2013-1

Democrat = Hypocrite. Nothing new here…

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Star January 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm

If I had been Christie, I would have said–hey! why is all this Alaskan, Amtrak, etc pork ruining my hurricane recovery thing?

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Sheeple January 3, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Did Fatty McWaddles give Barry good phone sex? Did he promise to swallow next time he fellates Barry?

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Just2old January 4, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Elevate your mind Sheeple!

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