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Gov. Christie: President Obama 'kept every promise' on storm aid


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  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    April 30, 2013 3:50 p.m.

    "Could it also be that Obama is a typical politician who makes whatever promises it takes to get elected, and then finds it easier to bend with the wind afterward?"

    Absolutely. Just like every other politician both R and D.

    But then, it wasn't me that made it sound like he was doing something different then all the others.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    April 30, 2013 3:28 p.m.


    Could it also be that Obama is a typical politician who makes whatever promises it takes to get elected, and then finds it easier to bend with the wind afterward? He is not the first to do so, and certainly won't be the last.

    Yes, he has been blocked by the opposition regarding some of his promises. But I don't recall any of those promises being made with conditional caveats based on what his opposition may or may not do.

    Please keep in mind his own party had full control of Congress (both Senate and House) during his first 2 years in office, which was ample time to keep such promises as Guantanamo Bay, and others which didn't and still haven't gotten done.

    Again, perhaps that's why keeping this particular promise has been deemed somewhat newsworthy.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    April 30, 2013 2:13 p.m.


    You cant keep any promise political promise when the opposition blocks you at every turn.

    One example. Why did Obama not close Guantanamo Bay?

    Could it be that he was blocked by the GOP?

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    April 30, 2013 1:14 p.m.

    It's interesting that even the AP finds it to be headline news that a politician (especially Obama) actually kept one his promises.
    Go back and listen to all the promises made during his first run at the presidency, compare that list to how many were actually kept, and it's not hard to now understand why keeping one of them is found to be headline newsworthy.

  • SG in SLC Salt Lake City, UT
    April 30, 2013 8:04 a.m.

    Wow . . . a politician who puts integrity and honesty ahead of partisanship. I can't even begin to tell you how refreshing that is.

    One part of me (the Democrat part) hopes that Gov. Christie does not end up being the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, because he would be a formidable opponent, who would attract a lot of votes from the independent middle, as well as a significant number of disaffected Democrats. On the other hand, another part of me hopes that he does get the nomination, because he is a good man, and the odds of the country ending up with a good president, regardless of the election outcome, would go up considerably.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    April 30, 2013 6:43 a.m.

    This highlights the problem in today's politics.

    The "other side" can do no right and should be blasted every step of the way. Doesn't matter what they do. Find a way to blast them.

    While I don't agree with Christie on everything, I admire him for putting politics aside to get a job done. I would give him serious consideration if he were on the ticket in 2016.

    However, this act of true governing was enough to get him left off the CPAC speaking list.

    And would be used against him in the presidential primaries. He has little chance with the far right.

  • tenx Santa Clara, UT
    April 30, 2013 5:51 a.m.

    Transparency, cutting the deficit, put it on C-Span, etc. etc.? Yawn.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 29, 2013 7:07 p.m.

    We can make a list of broken promises.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    April 29, 2013 5:34 p.m.

    Christy has "Buckley's Hope" of becoming the GOP nominee....and for all you people still suffering in the wake Sandy, its no longer Obama's fault you are suffering, Christy just absolved him! Chris Christy is the new poster boy of the RINO Party!

  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    April 29, 2013 4:40 p.m.

    Governor Christie first has to make it past the primaries. There's a problem in that these are often dominated by the extreme wings. The Hatch / Liljenquist primary, by being so exceptional, demonstrated this for Utah. The moderates got prodded out to vote in a primary and the extremists saw their person lose. Romney got through by appearing to be the sanest of the bunch (but then forgot he wasn't pushing for the extremes anymore and lost the hardship votes) Christie has the same issue. He's likely to be the strongest general candidate, but has to make it past the extreme wings first to get there. And the extremes don't like that whole 'represent the entire spectrum of a democratic country' aspect of bipartisonship.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    April 29, 2013 1:41 p.m.

    It's nice to see two statesmen working together--Barack Obama and Chris Christie.

  • HS Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 29, 2013 12:55 p.m.

    We expected no less from a decent, honest President. Christie is the best chance the GOP has at recapturing the WH because he would be their first candidate since the Gipper to have the same qualities.