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(Talking Points Memo)   Christie: Boehner and "toxic internal politics" to blame for Sandy Relief bill debacle. Welcome to reality Chris. Try the veal. Don't forget to tip your waitress before eating her   (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 70
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2013-01-03 08:21:26 AM  
Much like he's done to all the toilet seats in the Governor's Mansion, Chris Christie has permanently split the GOP.
 
2013-01-03 08:39:13 AM  
Good.
 
2013-01-03 08:39:46 AM  
Kind of a tipping point for sentiment against the House GOP. Still too soon to see how it translates to the ballot box in 2014. Redistricting has made most of their seats safe, and if the economy is improving it favors incumbents. Guessing we wind up with a GOP House again in 2014 midterms.
 
2013-01-03 08:39:55 AM  
New York and New Jersey are blue states, therefore unworthy of the beneficence of the GOP.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-01-03 08:40:01 AM  
While it may not be news to anyone, it's still nice to see someone that's climbing that chain and isn't afraid to bark at the ones at the top. Of course, that makes cons dislike him for shaking things up instead of unifying against 0bama.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-01-03 08:41:55 AM  
Bubble pop.

But I bet Christie will put his fat ass right back into the bubble like he did for a little while after the storm.
 
2013-01-03 08:42:13 AM  
He belongs to a party that gets elected by promising to ruin the government, and this is all somehow a shock to him.
 
2013-01-03 08:42:26 AM  
Could this be more visible moderate Republicans actually vocalizing their coming around to the intransigence of their hard liners?

How many angels get their wings for this rare a moment?
 
2013-01-03 08:42:42 AM  
No mention that more than half the money DOES NOT go to Hurricane Relief? TPM the informed liberal's news source.
 
2013-01-03 08:43:22 AM  
Between this and Peter King, I'm laughing at how these GOP dickweeds are being bitten in the ass by their own rhetoric. "No, no, no, you don't understand! You see, it's not government waste when I want it!"
 
2013-01-03 08:43:27 AM  
for all the religious assholes who proclaim that this weather event or that disaster is god's retribution upon a political subset, this is starting to become a trend where i could actually agree with the assessment.

hurricanes really don't like republicans.
 
2013-01-03 08:45:17 AM  
Honestly, I'm more than sick of this from Christie and King et al. Shut the fark up. You belong to a political party which systematically and ideologically denies helping people who have been struck by hardship and disaster? Got cancer? Fark you. House burned down? Fark you. Lost your job because of an economic collapse you had nothing to do with? Fark you.

But oh, something happens in YOUR district, and all the sudden you are going nuts and demanding the government help? Blow flakes you parochial pieces of shiat. Those people do deserve help, but you don't deserve any righteous indignation.
 
2013-01-03 08:46:51 AM  
www.newsworks.org
 
2013-01-03 08:47:13 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: No mention that more than half the money DOES NOT go to Hurricane Relief? TPM the informed liberal's news source.


Post a Real America™ link for us.
 
2013-01-03 08:48:20 AM  
Try the veal?

visual.merriam-webster.com

Woah Christie. Not the whole calf just pick one. We are in a fiscal crisis here.
 
2013-01-03 08:48:35 AM  
www.wwrl1600.com
 
2013-01-03 08:50:41 AM  
They all suck.
 
2013-01-03 08:54:57 AM  
Well this settles it. Christie is now a lock to win the half of the northeast primary states in 2016.
 
2013-01-03 08:56:22 AM  

DamnYankees: Honestly, I'm more than sick of this from Christie and King et al. Shut the fark up. You belong to a political party which systematically and ideologically denies helping people who have been struck by hardship and disaster? Got cancer? Fark you. House burned down? Fark you. Lost your job because of an economic collapse you had nothing to do with? Fark you.

But oh, something happens in YOUR district, and all the sudden you are going nuts and demanding the government help? Blow flakes you parochial pieces of shiat. Those people do deserve help, but you don't deserve any righteous indignation.


The GOP would fall all over themselves to help you if you were a multi-billion dollar corporation that may have profits reduced by a fraction of a percentage point.
 
2013-01-03 08:57:34 AM  
His statement prima facie is absolutely correct. However, politics has been toxic in Washington for a very long time and don't think for a minute that he didn't know this.

As usual with republicans, the outrage is manufactured.
 
2013-01-03 08:59:42 AM  
Remember when Christie loved and was loved by the teabaggers? pepperidge farm remembers...
 
2013-01-03 08:59:46 AM  

NateGrey: [www.wwrl1600.com image 577x462]


I'm not a psychiatrist but there is a strange Freudian undercurrent here. First the headline talks about Christie eating a waitress then some one post a picture of a man in a boat.
 
2013-01-03 09:02:06 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Chris Christie has permanently split the GOP.


If thanking the president was all it took the GOP was already cracked. Party before citizens kids, keep up the good work.
 
2013-01-03 09:02:26 AM  
I can't help but think they shelved the vote because they were afraid their fellow teahadists would vote no making them look even more heartless
 
2013-01-03 09:03:54 AM  

Cheron: NateGrey: [www.wwrl1600.com image 577x462]

I'm not a psychiatrist but there is a strange Freudian undercurrent here. First the headline talks about Christie eating a waitress then some one post a picture of a man in a boat.


please, tell me what it means.

/subby
//actually shocked no one made a "He likes to 'eat' his women...heh heh heh" comment
 
2013-01-03 09:04:25 AM  

Headso: Remember when Christie loved and was loved by the teabaggers? pepperidge farm remembers...


Yeah it was all fun and games when he was shouting at citizens that were never given a chance to rebut at town halls.
 
2013-01-03 09:04:55 AM  
You can't actively cultivate the crazy/stupid wing of your party then expect them to respond to reason, facts, or decency.

Christie has found out the hard way that the stupid can get you elected, but they are uncontrollable when trying to actually govern.

Unfortunately, NJ and NY and other Sandy victims will be the ones suffering as a result of the GOP incompetence and their love-affair with crazy/stupid.
 
2013-01-03 09:07:25 AM  
So, Goppers - how's that "starve the beast" strategy workin' out for ya?
 
2013-01-03 09:09:04 AM  

NateGrey: [www.wwrl1600.com image 577x462]


It's not that conservatives are "party before country" which surprises me, it's that conservatives are so sure it's the default that anyone who acts "country before party is an obvious punchline for it.
 
2013-01-03 09:10:23 AM  

WTF Indeed: Well this settles it. Christie is now a lock to win the half of the northeast primary states in 2016.


What are the odds the GOP makes sure the northeast states go last in the 2016 primaries, just to spite Christie?
 
2013-01-03 09:10:43 AM  

wotthefark: Try the veal?

[visual.merriam-webster.com image 550x384]

Woah Christie. Not the whole calf just pick one. We are in a fiscal crisis here.


I see that someone made the 'eat the whole cow' joke already.

/got nothing else
 
2013-01-03 09:15:42 AM  
I know he's being at least partially sincere, but it can't have dawned on him just now that the GOP is a pack of corrupt liars who worship the idea of being the worst possible person you can be. This isn't even the first time the GOP has withheld disaster relief out of spite; Eric Cantor did this with aid to victims of the Joplin tornado just a few years ago. Christie was singing the praises of Mitt Romney and the GOP at the RNC only a few months ago.

He's either exaggerating his outrage for political gain, or he's incredibly dim.
 
2013-01-03 09:22:03 AM  

ModernPrimitive01: I can't help but think they shelved the vote because they were afraid their fellow teahadists would vote no making them look even more heartless


Yes, this makes them look much better.
 
2013-01-03 09:22:09 AM  
I've definitely been liking Christie more and more lately. I wonder how much the fallout of Hurricane Sandy and maybe his interview/conversation on TDS brought him into reality. Republicans need to see the current state of their party for what it is... and if possible fix it.
 
2013-01-03 09:26:17 AM  
Hmm. During the campaign I'm pretty sure I heard one of the candidates state that FEMA had outlived its usefulness. I thought any time we could take something from federal purview and transfer it to the states, or better yet the private sector, that was a victory for freedom.

Here's the perfect opportunity to prove it! Don't waste any tax dollars on Sandy cleanup - get private sector sponsors. Produce a reality show or something.

"Next up on A&E - Life After Sandy, brought to you by ServPro, Allstate, and Procter and Gamble"
 
2013-01-03 09:27:12 AM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: I know he's being at least partially sincere, but it can't have dawned on him just now that the GOP is a pack of corrupt liars who worship the idea of being the worst possible person you can be. This isn't even the first time the GOP has withheld disaster relief out of spite; Eric Cantor did this with aid to victims of the Joplin tornado just a few years ago. Christie was singing the praises of Mitt Romney and the GOP at the RNC only a few months ago.

He's either exaggerating his outrage for political gain, or he's incredibly dim.


Pete King really tipped his hand - he basically said that his district paid for the Congressional Republican majority, and to then see nothing for it is insulting.

I mean, he sort of has a point (both a shady one and a not-so-shady one - that part of NY is a huge base of commerce and revenue, not to mention the people that live there, so fixing it should be a given anyway), but it's just a little funny thing I noticed on my drive home last night.
 
2013-01-03 09:29:44 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: No mention that more than half the money DOES NOT go to Hurricane Relief? TPM the informed liberal's news source.


yeah libs sure are stupid, just look at them losing elections and falling all over themselves to tear each other down. Buncha clowns.

you could have put up a better link yourself right at the top of your post complaining about this link, but that's not the troll's game.
do you know what the other half of the money is meant for?

Preparing for the next storm, improving infrastructure to make it less vulnerable to this kind of storm damage.

is this a problem for you?

House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled legislation to provide $27 billion in emergency relief to pay for Hurricane Sandy damage - less than half the $60.4 billion in aid passed by the Senate last week.

The bill was released by the Appropriations Committee before noon. An amendment will be allowed to increase the funding by $33 billion to match the Senate total, however.

That second slice of funding contains money to prepare for future storms and upgrade infrastructure. Supporters claim the measure will pay for itself in the long run by allowing better planning of repairs and preventing massive clean-up in the future....



Link
 
2013-01-03 09:34:32 AM  
 
2013-01-03 09:35:23 AM  

DamnYankees: Honestly, I'm more than sick of this from Christie and King et al. Shut the fark up. You belong to a political party which systematically and ideologically denies helping people who have been struck by hardship and disaster? Got cancer? Fark you. House burned down? Fark you. Lost your job because of an economic collapse you had nothing to do with? Fark you.

But oh, something happens in YOUR district, and all the sudden you are going nuts and demanding the government help? Blow flakes you parochial pieces of shiat. Those people do deserve help, but you don't deserve any righteous indignation.


Up until the hurricane, Christie agreed that 47% of Americans were just federal-government-leeches who could never be convinced to take responsibility for themselves, but now that it's HIS state with problems, he no longer feels that way? fark him. And Perter King doubly so.
 
2013-01-03 09:37:01 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Headso: Remember when Christie loved and was loved by the teabaggers? pepperidge farm remembers...

Yeah it was all fun and games when he was shouting at citizens that were never given a chance to rebut at town halls.


Like any fundamental ideology purity is put above results. It is far better to be a dyed in the wool, no tax, no compromise tea party losing candidate than a conservative Republican who once engaged in bipartisan governing.
 
2013-01-03 09:37:02 AM  
You realized the Republican party is farked? Welcome to 1998, it's going to be a banner year
 
2013-01-03 09:37:42 AM  

Vertdang: ModernPrimitive01: I can't help but think they shelved the vote because they were afraid their fellow teahadists would vote no making them look even more heartless

Yes, this makes them look much better.


In the media this will be a 10 second blip about how there was no vote on Hurricane Sandy Relief, that makes them look incompetent. If they were to all vote "No" to Hurricane Relief it would make them look bad on a comic book villian level. Lots of the American people can stomach incompetence. It's what they expect from Congress.
 
2013-01-03 09:39:22 AM  

BalugaJoe: They all suck.


So vote Republican.
 
2013-01-03 09:41:45 AM  

unexplained bacon: Preparing for the next storm, improving infrastructure to make it less vulnerable to this kind of storm damage.

is this a problem for you?



Hell, yeah, it's a problem. It's the Republican way to cut all costs and then scream and yell when something goes wrong.

Is your firefighting budget getting in the way? Slash it by 50%! And don't worry, because when your entire state is on fire you can just run to the Feds to come in and rescue you!

Don't want to pay for women to care for their lady parts and contraception? Kill the entire budget! Then when you need more money to pay for all the young, single mothers and their crotchfruit on welfare, run to the Feds for more money!

It's the bootstrappy way!
 
2013-01-03 09:43:29 AM  

Dog Welder: And don't worry, because when your entire state is on fire you can just run to the Feds to come in and rescue you!


i like the 'call for prayer and fasting so jesus will put out the fires' approach, myself.
 
2013-01-03 09:46:19 AM  
Feh. It's just empty rhetoric until Christie actually calls on Republicans to elect new GOP leadership.
 
2013-01-03 09:48:04 AM  

heap: Dog Welder: And don't worry, because when your entire state is on fire you can just run to the Feds to come in and rescue you!

i like the 'call for prayer and fasting so jesus will put out the fires' approach, myself.


Well, it's too bad we told all the Native Americans to go be native of somewhere else, because I hear they could do a rain dance to help put out the fires.
 
2013-01-03 09:51:21 AM  
Meanwhile, the same House has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act 33 times...

Nice to know they have their priorities straight.
 
2013-01-03 09:59:52 AM  

Dog Welder: Hell, yeah, it's a problem. It's the Republican way to cut all costs and then scream and yell when something goes wrong.


now now, they're really good at committing to expensive optional wars that they never intend to pay for too.

See, it's the guy who actually wants to pay for the war that's bleeding this country dry, not the guys who insisted we go to war.

you know what, that didn't sound right. Let me check with FOX about how that went...

...oh right, Benghazi. almost forgot.
 
2013-01-03 10:01:34 AM  

DamnYankees: Honestly, I'm more than sick of this from Christie and King et al. Shut the fark up. You belong to a political party which systematically and ideologically denies helping people who have been struck by hardship and disaster? Got cancer? Fark you. House burned down? Fark you. Lost your job because of an economic collapse you had nothing to do with? Fark you.

But oh, something happens in YOUR district, and all the sudden you are going nuts and demanding the government help? Blow flakes you parochial pieces of shiat. Those people do deserve help, but you don't deserve any righteous indignation.


THIS. This right here.
 
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