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Chris Christie Doesn’t Understand Why The GOP is Upset At Him

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Perhaps it was his new Tattoo, but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie cannot understand why so many members of the GOP are angry with him since the election. According to a report in the NY Times, Christie’s standing in the party is greatly diminished since the election.  The reason was his slobbering, gushing treatment of Barack Obama which some people believe slowed Romney’s momentum and turned the election around for president Obama.

But behind the scenes, the intensity of the reaction from those in Mr. Christie’s party caught him by surprise, interviews show, requiring a rising Republican star to try to contain a tempest that left him feeling deeply misunderstood and wounded.

The governor, who had spent days delivering bear hugs and words of sympathy to shellshocked residents, resented the pressure to choose between the state he loves with fervent, Springsteen-fueled ferocity and his future as a leader in the Republican Party.

In New Jersey, Mr. Christie’s politics-be-damned approach to the storm seemed to represent a moment of high-minded crisis management for a governor frequently defined by his public diatribes and tantrums. Mr. Christie locked arms with Mr. Obama, flew with him on Marine One, talked with him daily and went out of his way to praise him publicly as “outstanding,” “incredibly supportive” and worthy of “great credit.”

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  1. Sarge

    November 22nd, 2012

    I guess he didn’t put his finger to the air to see which way the wind was blowing during the storm for it came to shore to wreck his career.

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  2. Dano

    November 22nd, 2012

    I’m absolutely disgusted with all the asshole, no show, Repub’s that decided to sit out the election! Way to go, SHIT BIRDS!!

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  3. Frosteetoes

    November 22nd, 2012

    ::::sigh:::

    All Christie was being was a statesman. Like W. Bush with Katrina the president is suppose to at least make an appearance to a disaster area and the local government is suppose to accommodate. If anything what Christie did is he reached across party lines and maybe gained some liberal support. Barring any chance of having a stroke or heart attack before 2016 people on both sides might desire him to run for office for president. Except for the teachers unions most of the people here love him.

    Who are these republicans trash talking about him anyway? Isn’t it divisive to openly criticize someone in your own party? What they should be doing is propping him up with the popularity that he just gained to their advantage. I highly doubt that Christie had anything to do with the outcome and voter fraud should be seriously looked into. Why aren’t they complaining about that since there was evidence of it?

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  4. Jerry Manderin

    November 22nd, 2012

    When I first saw Krispy Kreme with the president I thought, “That’s just what governors and presidents do during a time of disaster.”

    But when Christie turned into a slobbering Sprinsteen groupie over Obama, went to the Republican Governor’s Association meeting instead of staying home to care for the people in his state, and then went on SNL, well, he blew it. Blew it bigger than his waist size. Which is how big he blew it. You can’t begin to wrap your mind around how big he blew it, much less wrap your mind around at how big his waist size is.

    GEORGE W. BUSH NEVER WENT ON SNL AFTER KATRINA! GEORGE W. BUSH NEVER LEFT FOR VEGAS AFTER 9/11!

    Now Ann Coulter. Man up and admit you were WRONG.

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  5. Dr. Tar

    November 22nd, 2012

    @Frosteetoes there’s respecting the office and hosting the holder of the office of the President when that person is doing his or her job. But there’s consorting and giving aid and comfort to the enemy. When Christie came out in the press conference gushing over Teh Omen he went too far. Christie played politics that is appropriate for Blue New Jersey, he did not play for the larger national stage. Christie can stay in N.J., he’s not ready to represent the Red States.

    Christie could easily have thanked the Manchurian President for attending to his state and then make a statement about hold the Administration responsible to make good on their promises to help the area recover. Maybe if Christie were to follow up now and toss some critizism at the Administration he might recover some ground, but he seems obsess with doubling down on complementing the Feds. Wrong move.

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  6. Tim

    November 22nd, 2012

    Looks like ol Krispie’s lost a few hundred pounds …

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  7. sablegsd

    November 22nd, 2012

    He kisses koranimal ass and tells us we are crazy if we have a problem with a fucking muslim on the bench. Keep eating, MOFO and die soon. You are a traitor to this country.

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  8. sTevo

    November 22nd, 2012

    For all I care, NJ doesn’t ever need to get power back. Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving, Yall.

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  9. Johnny Pickleduster

    November 22nd, 2012

    In keeping with the Thanksgiving spirit, Governor Pantload Christie is a first class Obama knob gobbler.

    Backstabbing piece of shit.

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  10. Reaganite Republican

    November 22nd, 2012

    Upset?

    More like forgot he ever even existed

    Please run for president Krispy Kreme,
    so I can bag on you on my blog + laugh my butt off

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  11. chiefillinicake

    November 22nd, 2012

    His concern, always, is Chris Christie.

    He seemed fresh a few years back…now he’s just a 400lb media hog.

    Stick a fork in ‘em. He’s done.

    Anybody paying attention to his keynote address at the RNC will recall that it, too, was the Chris Christie show. He’s only a Republican because he wouldn’t stand out as much if he were a Donk.

    We got played…again.

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  12. Carlos The Jackal

    November 22nd, 2012

    A RINO is as a RINO does, to paraphrase a well known idiot…

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  13. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 22nd, 2012

    Did I leave my web cam on again, wait, those are not my tits.

    Just a shinning example of a RINOVirus affecting the whole GOP.

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  14. Name Redacted

    November 22nd, 2012

    I heard a black liberal on talk radio the other day saying he’d even consider voting for Christie for president in 2016.

    Countdown to party switch…

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  15. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    November 22nd, 2012

    He’s a little too friendly with the islam/CAIR.
    Same reason I’m not crazy about Rick Perry.

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  16. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    November 22nd, 2012

    Chris Matthews is his new BFF I see. lolol Sheesh.

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  17. sTevo

    November 22nd, 2012

    Too skinny to be Christie.

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  18. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 22nd, 2012

    Shining edit please

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  19. ? everything

    November 22nd, 2012

    well if it ain’t nice to beat up on an elected official, I guess that’s why its ok Romney is taking all the abuse they are dishing out, ’cause he sure as hell didn’t get elected.

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  20. ? everything

    November 22nd, 2012

    as a matter of fact, the more I think about it, the RNC is rather like a circular firing squad, imo.

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  21. My2Cents

    November 22nd, 2012

    Ah, Fur. Could ya not have waited until my fabulous Thanksgiving dinner settled until you posted this absolutely disgusting picture? When you’re full as a tick on a hound dog, the sight of that tattoo turned the normal small bit of throw up in the back of my mouth into full projectile vomiting. That is one ugly specimen!

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  22. simply enraged

    November 22nd, 2012

    @ Name Redacted: FWIW, I agree completely. He’s operated as a RINO at best as far as I can tell. This whining on his part is just the prelude to a timely party switch to rave reviews from the the “Ministry of Truth” flacks who then will praise his wisdom, vision and courage, etc. etc. He’ll be running as a Corzine lite, I’ll bet.

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  23. Roadmaster

    November 22nd, 2012

    NEVER liked him, never will, especially now. He can lead New Joisey as long as he wants but will not sell his RINO B.S. anywhere else.

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  24. Loretta in Indiana

    November 23rd, 2012

    Christie’s speech at the RNC was all about himself… ditto his speech after Hurricane Sandy — all about himself and his growing up on the Jersey Shore… like the hurricane victims gives a damn about the Shore 40 years ago? That was then and the disaster is now.

    Narcissism in spades and it shows.

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