Budget-cutting governor is latest heartthrob
Rifleman posted: Interesting that you'd single out protection for Bush but
would omit the same protection Clinton and Carter receive. Romney is
refusing his Presidential Salary. Perhaps that will offset the cost for Secret
service team in his post presidential era.
Chris Christie = flame out getting ready to happenSincerely,A
very strong conservative voter
@ Furry1993Furry1993 wrote: "the Republicans are willing to let the
country go right down the toilet so they can "get" Obama"The Republicans will be getting all the help they need for the
Democratic senators who will be trying to hold on to their seats in 2012. They
won't vote to tax the richest of the rich or the greediest of the greedy
corporations. Voting for increased taxes in 2012 will be like touching the
third rail.Obama dug the hole he's in and Democratic strategist
James Carville has just one word of advice for him: Panic.
Does the Dnews just take articles from Fox News these days?
Mitt's going to be teflon coated on these pages. Everyone elsw will have to
suffer at least a little bit of criticism.
If I were Mitt Romney I would thumb my nose at those who are chanting for
Cristie or anybody else and not give them the time of day. QUIT groveling to
that class of people and run as a President of the United States. Mitt Romney
told Huckabee that he would propose a Constitutional amendment to define life as
soon as the egg is fertilized, in or out of the body. Mormons are the only
Religion that believes that the Spirit is not created by this process. We don't
know when the Spirit enters the body. So why define it by a Constitutional
amendment? Those who want to believe that the Spirit enter instantaneously with
the union of a sperm and an egg can do so. I don't but I have no idea of when it
does. That is a question answered by God only. Just about everybody is sickened
by using abortion casually or for birth control or gender selection but to
criminalize it in the case of rape, incest or life of mother is a crime itself.
To Flying Finn | 1:52 p.m. Oct. 3, 2011 In other words, the
Republicans are willing to let the country go right down the toilet so they can
"get" Obama. You're right.
@ Mark BInteresting attitude that you share with President Obama.
His attitude is part of the reason why his popularity is headed down the toilet
and why his own inner circle are advising him to panic. The Republicans appear
unwilling to help him out of the hole he has dug for himself, but they are
interested in seeing how many Democrats he will pull down with him when he goes
Mr. Christie is exactly what the far right tea party wants. He cuts taxes for
big business and the wealthy. He attacks and demonizes all unions, specifically
teachers unions and he is extremely derogatory to anyone who may have a
differing opinion. He belittles all government workers, yet he is one. He
wants to cut benefits for all government workers who spend there life working
for the citizens, yet does nothing about the benefits for elected officials who
work for a short time or even part time, but receive ridiculous insurance and
retirement benefits. In the tea party candidate manual, that means he is a
leader. I fully expect him to run and win the republican party nomination and
force many of us who are conservatives, just not extremists to vote for
President Obama (which I didn't do the last time).
Rifleman,I'm sorry for the offense caused by the "back of the
bus" comment you referred to from last year by President Obama. I'm sure
he'll apologize to everyone when we hear apologies from Bush/Cheney -
"Sorry, no WMD's." "Sorry for wrecking your career with the CIA,
Mrs. Wilson." "Sorry for loading you up with garbage to take to the
UN, Mr. Powell." "Sorry we let the banks lead the way in wrecking the
economy." "Sorry we almost doubled the deficit in eight years."
"Sorry we never even investigated Bernie Madoff." I'll wave any
apologies from Reagan or Nixon. I won't hold my breath waiting for one from
Obama stopped the downward spiral of the economy (and is now at 19 straight
months of 0 or positive job growth after inheriting -700k/month) and it's
Republicans that are getting in the way of passing what is needed to help in the
recovery (they'd rather just cut spending which eliminates even more jobs). I
think he's done a pretty good job, though if his goal is to destroy this
nation... he does kinda stink at that since I don't see the destruction.
Chris Christie:Half term Gov.Attorney.Top
fund raiser for George Bush 2000 presidential Campaign.Registered
Lobbyist.200 word limits do not allow adequate reference to list all
accomplishments, however, consider the following, for starters:"...Christie's involvement with a $311 million fraud settlement with
Bristol-Myers Squibb. Christies office deferred criminal prosecution of the
pharmaceutical company in a deal that required it to dedicate $5 million for a
business ethics chair at Seton Hall University School of Law, Christie's alma
mater. The U.S. Justice Department subsequently set guidelines forbidding such
requirements as components of out-of-court corporate crime
settlements...".or"...Christie using his
office in crafting deferred prosecution agreements to award lucrative federal
monitoring positions in no-bid contracts to friends, supporters, and allies.
Questions first arose after Christie awarded a multimillion dollar, no-bid
contract to David Kelley, another former U.S. Attorney, who had investigated
Christie's brother, Todd Christie...". Daily, we see comments
referencing President Obama's "Chicago Style Politics".So,
by electing Christie, we are going to substitute "New Jersey Style
Politics" for "Chicago Style Politics"?Or, is it,
"New Jersey Style Politics" are acceptable because the perpetrators
are Republicans and not Democrats?
@ Mark BYou wrote: "Ute's use of the phrase "your boy o"
is, deliberately or not, offensive"May of us that Pres. Obama's
comment about the GOP joining Democratic efforts for reform was offensive. On
Oct 26, 2010 Mr. Obama said They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in
back. Is that really the kind of thing the President of the USA should say? It
is no wonder that he has earned such little respect.
Ute's use of the phrase "your boy o" is, deliberately or not,
Re: Pagan | 10:23 a.m. Oct. 3, 2011 "Now, where is the criticism for
EVERY u.s. president about this obvious waste of tax payer dollars..."There isn't one single solitary member of congress with an elevator that
goes all the way to the top floor who does not support protection for retired US
presidents.Interesting that you'd single out protection for Bush but
would omit the same protection Clinton and Carter receive.
ute alumni | 10:44 a.m. Oct. 3, 2011, So, the person who HAS been
running the country for the last three years is not 'fit'... but the
guy who uses state funds to go to his son's baseball game is better?
*'Osama bin Laden Killed: 'Justice Is Done,' President Says' - By DEAN SCHABNER
- ABC News - 05/01/2011'Osama bin Laden, hunted as the mastermind
behind the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, has been killed, President Obama
announced tonight.' Wow. What did Chris Christie do to kill Osama
Bin Laden Ute? And let's be real. You can't handle my reply... and yet, the ONLY time you post is in reply, to me.
Example? My post about Chris Christie using STATE tax dollars to fly
to his son's baseball game? 9:19 a.m. Oct. 3, 2011 Ute
reply: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 3, 2011. When you contribute about a story,
I'll read it. Until then, you ONLY ever comment on a story... after, a comment I, made about it. If your afraid of
contention...why not post a blog? Oh, wait. You could
only ever do it, AFTER I make a comment.
the difference between christie and o is that christie admitted that he does not
have the experience to run the country and o after three years will still not
admit that he is incapable of running the country. o is so far over his head
that the country would be better served if he just left office now and picked up
his stapler and posters and went back to chicago.i'd respond to
paganette's questions, but then we get another 20 responses from him.
'Is it conceivable that you were unaware that EVERY US President receives Secret
Service protection for life after leaving office?' - Rifleman | 10:13 a.m. Oct.
3, 2011 I am perfectly aware of it. As, are you. Now, where is the criticism for EVERY u.s. president about this obvious
waste of tax payer dollars... and not JUST Obama?
I don't think the guy is electable, too many incidences of helicoptering to see
his kid play soccer and chewing out teachers at town hall meetings. These
instances may appeal to tea partiers but when the general population gets a
closer look at his mean streak, I don't think it goes over. President Obama has
been fairly criticized for having a thick skin when aggressively questioned,
this guy takes it to a new level. IMO, we somebody that knows the economy, will
listen to others and acts presidential when dealing with others. Christie seems
to be lacking there.
Re: Pagan | 9:52 a.m. Oct. 3, 2011 "Says alot when George W. Bush
lives on his texas ranch with tax paid secret service and you say
nothing..."Is it conceivable that you were unaware that EVERY
US President receives Secret Service protection for life after leaving office?
Do you think you could simple walk up to Bill Clinton without the Secret Service
'paganwhen did your boy o reimburse the taxpayers for his date nights and
vacation? i think it will be more than $3,000.' - ute alumni | 9:30 a.m. Oct. 3,
2011 And when did you ask for that reimbursement from any. Other.
President ute? *'Iraq war could cost taxpayers $2.7 trillion' - By
David Goldman - CNN - 06/12/08 '...told members of Congress that the
war costs taxpayers about $430 million per day...' Says alot when
George W. Bush lives on his texas ranch with tax paid secret service and you say
nothing... but Obama can't go on a date with his wife.
paganwhen did your boy o reimburse the taxpayers for his date nights and
vacation? i think it will be more than $3,000.
Gov. Christie put the brakes on the the nation's most expensive transit project,
a rail tunnel under the Hudson, and signed a bill requiring public workers to
contribute more for pension, health benefits.Gov. Christie has shown
more guts than anybody in Washington. We need someone with his fiscal
*'AP: Lawmaker seeks hearing on NJ gov's chopper use' - By Angela Delli Santi -
AP - Published by DSNews - 06/02/11 'TRENTON, N.J. A Democratic
state lawmaker said Thursday she'll convene a hearing into (Republican) New
Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's use of a state police helicopter to fly to his
son's baseball game. (sic) '(Chris) Christie's (Gov. Republican NJ) spokesman
says the governor won't reimburse taxpayers.'' Article He later
paid the almost $3,000 dollars charged to tax payers.
Has anyone else had comments on this article denied. I don't understand why I
keep getting denied by saying that Cain's popularity increased when he proposed
a 9% corporate tax, 9% income tax and 9% sales tax known as the 999 plan.
Perhaps a new candidate could propose even lower taxes with a 666 plan. Why is
Have we learned nothing from 08? Yes, he can talk the talk, but he knows and
is correct in his assessment that he needs more experience before he can walk
the walk. We literally can't afford to repeat the Obama debacle. Republicans
need to stop thinking the grass is greener, its beginning to make all their
candidates look like a joke.
Oh please! He's worried, big time, that he won't even win a second term as
governor of New Jersey. He thinks he needs a new gig. Why don't a bunch of our
readers just throw their names in the hat. Couldn't be any worse than what is
Chris Christie is great, but he's really NOT ready. I hope he doesn't succumb
to the pressure and run. He needs to stay in New Jersey, learn, grow and run
eight years from now. I think a run now could be disastrous for him, the Party
and the country. We need Mitt to get the nomination and the presidency. He's
the one who has the expertise and experience to turn this mess around.
Another what if article
Christie is not an evangelical, tea partier, or a Mormon.Maybe that is why
"they" want him to run.He probably will start working out,
getting healthier, and turn out to be the Moderate the Republican Bosses are