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Old 01-03-2013, 09:32 AM  
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Chris Christie drops bomb on GOP leaders

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http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/02/opinio...html?hpt=hp_c2





"It's why the American people hate Congress. Unlike the people in Congress, we have actual responsibilities."

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped a bomb on Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Congress for refusing to allow a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief in the final hours of the 112th Congress. It was an instant classic of principled political outrage. It provided a strong dose of what Washington has been missing: blunt, independent leadership.


John AvlonChristie prosecuted the case by pointing out that hurricane relief had been provided more quickly to others: For victims of Katrina after 10 days and victims of Hurricane Andrew in Florida after 30 days. But residents of the New Jersey and New York coast have been waiting 65 days to date for some relief.

Christie also accurately pointed out that Northeast states such as New Jersey and New York send more to the federal government in taxes than they get back in federal aid, unlike many of the red states represented by conservatives in Congress. The "makers versus takers" narratives fall apart fast when confronted with reality.



Pulling no punches, Christie declared: "Last night, the House majority failed most basic test of leadership and they did so with callous disregard to the people of my state. ... It was disappointing and disgusting to watch." He also unapologetically named names: "There's only one group to blame ... the House majority, and their Speaker, John Boehner." He added that the relief bill "just could not overcome the toxic internal politics of the House majority."

But Christie also took the high road in terms of decrying the overall atmosphere of hyperpartisanship in D.C., arguing correctly that "Americans are tired of the palace intrigue and political partisanship of this Congress ... this used to be something that was not political. Disaster relief was something that you didn't play games with."



Sandy relief funds stalled in Washington Christie's broadside drew widespread praise on the Web.

One tweet I saw from "Ronnie" in Chicago seemed typical: "His dedication to his State is inspiring. I'm a democrat but damn, Christie's won me over. He has a damn heart."

Christie's fury was backed up by similar straight talk from New York Republican Congressman Peter King of Long Island.

He blasted House leadership on CNN Wednesday morning: "I would say the Republican Party has said it is the party of family values," he said. "Last night it turned its back on the most essential value of all, and that is to provide food, shelter, clothing and relief for people who have been hit by a natural disaster. And I would say that the Republican Party has turned its back on those people."

This display of independence was a reminder that there is a distinct brand of tough Northeastern Republicans -- people such as Christie, King and Rudy Giuliani -- who don't simply toe the line with party leadership or ideological litmus tests. Largely as a result, they are able to connect with centrists and independent voters and win on Democratic turf. This is a lesson for national Republicans as they look to reach out beyond their base.

Christie and King's principled independence and tough talk against their own party leadership brought results.

Within hours, Boehner and Republican House leadership announced that they would vote for an initial round of Sandy relief on Friday, followed by a vote on the remaining amount on January 15.

Conservative activist groups such as Americans for Prosperity, the Club for Growth and Heritage Action all pressured congressional Republicans to vote against Hurricane Sandy relief, and while they helped block a bill from coming to a vote on New Year's Eve, the swift and unsubtle backlash brought a wise reassessment.

All this is a reminder that straight talk in politics is so rare that it stands out and carries more than its own weight in civic debates. It cuts through the spin and resonates beyond party lines because it is credible and rooted in reality.

Most importantly, it gets results. Boehner's turnaround brought to mind a comment made by Christie during his press conference: "No one is beyond redemption."
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:18 PM   #31
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I just think it's funny that it's been two months and there are people in NYC who still don't have power.
I find that to be an out-and-out lie by the state of New York or New Jersey. Either way it's a state matter and I find Christie and his inability to manage his state after running his mouth for years to be pathetic.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:22 PM   #32
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I hope the Left continues to make this argument, because they'll look like complete fools. They cannot demand a welfare state of redistribution, but then attack redistribution between the States.
I tend to agree. It's not soemthing you run on.



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Also, who is paying the taxes in "blue states" anyway? Hardcore liberals and minorities? Suuuure. Polls show that tendency to vote GOP rises in every single state based on income. While wealthy people in blue states tend to be more Liberal than the wealthy in red states, it is still true that as income rises peole vote GOP. Therefore, they're the ones transferring money - not impoverished welfare queens in Newark.

Not so much as you suggest. Here's some charts and other mathy/researchy type stuff:


http://hot-dogma.com/2012/10/03/inco...s-and-youpart/
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:00 PM   #33
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I have to admit that I do like and respect Chris Christie. He seems willing to open up both cannons on whoever he thinks they need opened up on. I like that kind of confidence. I'm not sure if I could vote for him - he seems conflicted to me. It's like he believes in a small and efficient state government, but a large and powerful federal government. I would rather see it the other way around.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:04 PM   #34
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So what you are saying is that there are more rich people in the coastal states than the big square ones in the middle. It might also make sense to look at population vs. registered voters vs. those that actually vote. I would imagine that it is also more expensive and less efficient to provide benefits to people scattered over a large area than it is to do so in areas with a more concentrated population.
That's certainly an argument - that it's far more costly to provide services to spread out populations rather than the blue states with their 1-megacity per state formats.

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Percentages/statistics are fun to play with. I have no doubt one of our lovers of graphs could clearly show that the majority of tax dollars spent, goes to the Blue states and it would be very convincing if one doesnít bother to take into account population size.
The ratio of dollars sent/dollars received is clearly in the advantage of Red States.


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Iím pretty conservative but, in my opinion natural disasters are exactly the kind of issue why we actually have a Federal Government. If it is my house and state that is now a pile of rubble, I want a fat loudmouth Governor making some noise. I also think those that stuck pork in the middle of the relief bill should be raked over the coals by both parties, the media and by their constituents. It is disgusting.
We should provide disaster relief without complications, agreed
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:06 PM   #35
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I have to admit that I do like and respect Chris Christie. He seems willing to open up both cannons on whoever he thinks they need opened up on. I like that kind of confidence. I'm not sure if I could vote for him - he seems conflicted to me. It's like he believes in a small and efficient state government, but a large and powerful federal government. I would rather see it the other way around.
He's all about small government...until he needs big government. He wants we he needs at the time regardless of his principles. IT would make him a good leader, but hardly one that could be trusted.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:07 PM   #36
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He's all about small government...until he needs big government. He wants we he needs at the time regardless of his principles. IT would make him a good leader, but hardly one that could be trusted.
I think I would agree with that. At the end of the day, if New York and New Jersey aren't capable of funding their own recovery, then who in the hell is?
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:07 PM   #37
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Not so much as you suggest. Here's some charts and other mathy/researchy type stuff:


http://hot-dogma.com/2012/10/03/inco...s-and-youpart/
Those charts are weird to me, saying the Dems have a +9 advantage in affiliation? That's not what Gallup or any other service reports, so not sure their source data. Also the charts suggest that among low income folks there's a massive Dem advantage which makes my point about transfer payments.

My point also was that in every state (even blue ones), the tendency to vote GOP rises with income. This is a fact. It's true that in Massachussetts, the higher income earners may still vote Dem, but it's less so than the rates lower income folks do. Romney won 50K+ households by 7 points this year, for example. That's the national data, not just regional.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:11 PM   #38
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Those charts are weird to me, saying the Dems have a +9 advantage in affiliation? That's not what Gallup or any other service reports, so not sure their source data. Also the charts suggest that among low income folks there's a massive Dem advantage which makes my point about transfer payments.

My point also was that in every state (even blue ones), the tendency to vote GOP rises with income. This is a fact. It's true that in Massachussetts, the higher income earners may still vote Dem, but it's less so than the rates lower income folks do. Romney won 50K+ households by 7 points this year, for example. That's the national data, not just regional.
So rich people tend to vote republican. Thanks for the breaking news.
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I find that to be an out-and-out lie by the state of New York or New Jersey. Either way it's a state matter and I find Christie and his inability to manage his state after running his mouth for years to be pathetic.
No lie:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2366307.html

That's from last weeks huffpo.

But no worries, Barry is cutting through the red tape as we speak.

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So rich people tend to vote republican. Thanks for the breaking news.
Are you reading this thread, or just popping in with non sequitor stupidity?
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He's all about small government...until he needs big government. He wants we he needs at the time regardless of his principles. IT would make him a good leader, but hardly one that could be trusted.
Let's not get carried away here.

It's not like he's asking for federal money to run state-run programs that are poorly run. He's asking federal money in a context where federal money makes sense. Not all federal money is evil. We can't have states that are tied to budgets be responsible for paying for massive losses tied to an extraordinary event. And frankly, if I were him, I would be really pissed that for years federal money has helped fix disasters like Katrina and rebuilding after 9/11, which means that New Jersey helped finance those rebuilds, but now he doesn't get help when he needs it. It's like paying an insurance premium, paying for others' losses, then not having your loss covered when you need help.

Let's not confuse extraordinary events with crises created by incompetence.
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The guy needs to chill. His big game is being tough on spending but when he wants a multi billion dollar handout, hes like a hog at the trough. He is as phony as they come.
Just like those ****ing assholes in Joplin. We should repo theirs house ****ing looters.

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Just like those ****ing assholes in Joplin. We should repo theirs house ****ing looters.

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Whoa. Wha?
Read what I quoted. Its fine to have relief for Joplin but NJ no way.

Stupid double standard that maybe will be obvious to some posters when put this way.
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