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  •  gotta remember that most of those jokers (27+ / 0-)

    don't want disaster relief anyway.  They don't want it at all. They wouldn't have been happy had it been a publican president, although they wouldn't have said anything.  In their opinion, christie was stabbing them in the back twice over by accepting aid at all, let alone from a Democrat.

    A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

    by dougymi on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 07:48:51 AM PST

    •  A lot of these jokers are also crooks. (15+ / 0-)

      Tax evasion runs rampant in this crowd.  They won't shut up until they're indicted and have to withhold their comments on advise of their attorneys.

      The realignment isn't on until these people start losing their ability to run their corporations into the ground, and start losing their freedom period.

      "And now we know that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob." -- FDR

      by Mogolori on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 08:37:24 AM PST

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    •  Oh, don't let them fool you. (21+ / 0-)

      Other than a  tiny minority of reality-deprived zealots like Cantor, they all want and demand disaster funds when their districts get hit.

      They can bad mouth FEMA all they want. And yes, they love to.  But when their citizens are hurting, they expect help to arrive yesterday.

      They know darn well that hurting citizens will kick out an incumbent who didn't seem to do enough to help them (and rightfully so).  Even the worst tea partiers expect the government to help them when things get overwhelming.

      And we should. It's one of those things we do best.

      © grover

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      by grover on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 08:47:52 AM PST

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    •  I disagree (6+ / 0-)

      If it was their business that was decimated by flood, fire, or what have you, they'd be at the front of the line with their hands's relief for the other people they don't want.

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      by Cali Scribe on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 09:51:02 AM PST

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    •  They don't? Most hurricanes hit the South & FL. (2+ / 0-)
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      And they seem to come running up to the trough every time.  Not that they shouldn't - that's what the federal government is for, to handle things that cannot be resolved or are ineffectively addressed by a single state.

      But when a hurricane comes up the gulf and hits Alabama or Mississippi or the Carolina coastlines, they don't turn down relief.  If anything they accept it while whining about the feds

      "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

      by auron renouille on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 09:52:33 AM PST

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    •  Well Christie went further than he needed to (4+ / 0-)

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      who would have rather seen Christie screw over the people of his state than work with President Obama
      You do have a point that he also made the need for and acceptance of aid pretty glaring.

      But if he had taken the aid and simply been polite to the president their reaction against him would not be so strong.

      He was more than polite to Obama, he was effusive in his thanks and praise. Obama didn't need him to be extra nice to get the aid, it was not a price for getting relief aid.

      Christie thanked him and praised him, his leadership and efficiency repeatedly and enthusiastically. Photos showed their real connection.

      I don't think romney wanted to hurt mitt, he just wasn't thinking about him. The disaster was real. His people were suffering. Part of what republicans liked about Christie was his bluntness, him blurting out what he thinks. Because he is something of an asshole much of the time we have seen that come out as being rude to people who irritate him.

      But this was just the other side of bluntness. This was a different emotional reaction that poured forth. His gratitude was genuine

      I can see republicans feeling he didn't need to go as far as he did. Christie goes far for when he is triggered. That's him.

      I wouldn't be thrilled if a star Kerry advocate had been that  gushingly praising bush just before 2004, though I'd expect him to be polite.
      I admit I was bemused by Christie as I watched him gush on. He wasn't thinking politically, just reacting from his gut. The president is suppose to be sort of a dundering demon and even Christie talked about him that way on the campaign trail before that point. Post Sandy Christie exposed that view of Obama as a show, a sham.

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