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Six Reasons to Care About Obama’s Trip to Asbury Park

President Obama travels to Asbury Park, New Jersey today. Here’s why you should care:

1. It’s good that he’s doing it

Yes, there is a legitimate reason for this trip. New Jersey suffered badly from the hit it took from Hurricane Sandy, and the president ought to go and show the nation’s concern and see how all those federal tax dollars are being spent.

But there are other reasons too.

2. Obama gets to portray himself has above the fray

Let’s face, like much of what Obama does, this trip is also about Obama. It’s gonna make him look good amid the scandals plaguing his administration. While those supposed Nattering Nabobs of Negativism, the Republicans, carry on with their investigations, Mr. Obama is out being photographed and videotaped showing the nation is compassion and leadership.

3. A chance to change the conversation

Maybe, just maybe, the White House calculates, a day at the beach will give reporters something else to talk about other than the IRS, Benghazi, and assaults on freedom of the press.

4.  Obesity

Today you will an opportunity to see how Chris Christie is doing with his post-lapband surgery weight loss program!

5. Political payback.

You get to witness the weird sight of a Democratic president paying back one of the leading contenders for the GOP presidential nomination for his help in getting him reelected president.

While Christie’s man-bro embrace of Obama just days before the 2012 election no doubt helped Obama politically, today’s rekindling of the love affair aids Christie in his upcoming reelection battle as the GOP governor gets a day at the beach with a Democratic president popular in the blue state.

Meanwhile, it wasn’t clear even a few days ago that Obama would speak at all to Christie’s likely opponent, Democratic State Sen. Barbara Buono. Turns out she’ll get a meeting before the photo ops begin.

6. Greetings from Asbury Park!

Just say it, Mr. President. And tell Mr. Christie, I came for you, for you, I came for you .
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49 Responses to Six Reasons to Care About Obama’s Trip to Asbury Park

  1. Seriously? oh brother.
    I’m not going to counter-point everything, but will point out that 250million Americans don’t care all that much about the JerseyShore, don’t care if GovChristie lost 40lbs or 50lbs, but wish the President and Congress would quit fooling around and get down to work.

  2. Christie and Obama can get a room as far as I’m concerned I could care less. This is a campaign junket and Christie well he’s just full of himself
    enough to think his budding romance with Barry is a good political move
    for him..fool. I’d like to think nobody believes a day trip will take the
    media off the plague ridden Obama house of cards. As the Rev said the chickens have come home to roost.

  3. It’s Springtime when middle aged hearts turn to romance. Love between power mad politicians like Dictator Obama and the rapidly deflating Christie is a many splendored thing. Brings to mind the disturbing image of these two strolling hand in hand down the newly rebuilt boardwalk in Asbury Park, listening to the sounds of the crashing surf, and cooing nice things about each other to the bootlicking press dutifully following behind them. How Romantic!

    Memo to Dictator Obama and Christie, you may be fooling the gullible voters of New Jersey but you’re not fooling the majority of Americans.

    Remember the Benghazi Four!

    • Not everybody in Sandy’s path is happy today, but they’ll show those who are.

      I want to see Staten Island and the NYC beach communities that are still boarded up. Will he be taking a tour with Cuomo and Bloomberg next ?

  4. Keith, when you said “GOP Governor”, it took me a few seconds to realize who you were talking about.

    Seriously, do they really need to hold this love fest in the Convention center??? Can’t they just stroll down the Boardwalk together and say a few words to the cameras between hugs? I keep thinking of an old movie: Desperately Seeking Susan! Obama is desperate for some of Christie’s 71%. And if Chrissie keeps this up, he will be down to Obama’s 51%!

  5. I hope Keith is being snarky when he says I should care, because I screwed up my face, thought negative thoughts, did some yoga breathing and I still don’t give a flip about Obama, Christie and their bromance.

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    Hurts me to quote him prior to election because at one time he was the man and then he went all “PUT ME IN COACH” -WTF was that all about??? But the above quote prior to the ’12 election turned out ironically prophetic didn’t it?

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  8. I think the Republicans of New Jersey know a suck up when they see one,and that will be reflected in the coming elections. The president, well he’s just fkn stupid.

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