New Jersey’s outspoken Republican Gov. Chris Christie frustrated members of his party when he praised President Barack Obama’s response to Hurricane Sandy just days before the 2012 presidential election. Christie’s bipartisan approach to storm relief has, however, endeared him to the Garden State’s Democrats. A new poll shows Christie’s job approval rating has rocketed to a personal record of 77 percent with a majority of New Jersey Democrats giving Christie positive marks. A Fairleigh Dickenson University poll of 241 registered voters in New Jersey, taken from November 13 – 18, showed
Comments: Warning of picture of 0bama & Christie in an "intimate embrace." For those who need a jolt of Christie news, take a deep breath and realize that he is getting a 77% approval rating in this poll by dRATS.
In his best Ralph Kramden impression for Saturday Night Live, Christie should have his bud Ed Norton remind US that he once said: "Well, if I was asked to describe your build, I´d say you have, uh, very well developed muscles, uh, a good bone structure, very good bone structure, fine frame... and the whole thing is covered with fat." You´d never make it in Bloomberg´s New York City.
A poll of 241 people is not much of a poll in a well populated state like Jersey. Christie was probably surprised and grasping from help and of course, flapears would be there right before the election to get favorable comments. Did not last long and he is as big a dunce as ever - the next few endless years will pass - tooooo slow.
He played that almost as well as Gearge H. W. bush played Desert Storm. Huge approval ratings. Then ... Very popular in a Dem state and worth watching if the GOP decides to just merge with the Demcoratic Party.
The undeserved praise he gave to obama did absolutely nothing for the suffering of his constituents, but helped re-elect a man whose policies will continue to bring suffereing to tens of millions until his socialist agenda is stopped and reversed.
As far as I´m concerned he may as well become a democrat, like specter. He has no future in politics beyond New Jersey.
Of course the Democrats love him, he solidified the re-election of a Democratic President. What counts is if he happens to run for president, because Republicans are no longer happy with him. (and forget the idiotic weight comments ). They have nothing to do with anything.
Christy has to get re-elected at home first, and he needed federal money to help with hurricane Sandy, so welcome-Obama. Christy is what is called ´pragmatic´ which is something Republicans need to learn. But Republicans never learn! They will pick another candidate like the last two next time. Because ´naughty Christy´ had his picture taken with Obama. Could it be that Republicans are just d____b?
Hugs and kisses with The Bamster on the Jersey Shore! A guest appearance on SNL! What could be next for this high-flying former RNC Keynoter?.......Perhaps a spokesman´s gig with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts? Stayed tuned. Don´t touch that dial!
The problem wasn´t that he met with Obama and reviewed the disaster area together. The problem is that Christie was slobbering all over Obama and kissing his feet practically. Of course we expect Governors to work with Presidents when there is a major disaster. Nobody is complaining about that. What people are angry about is Christie giving massive praise to Obama during the last few weeks of the election when he is supposed to be supporting Romney. He claimed that he still supported Romney. If that was so, then why (besides his fawning all over Obama) did he make a personal phone call to Obama to congratulate him on his re-election but only sent Romney an email????? Goon...hypocrite.
Now that the sandy photo op is over, Barry reenthroned, Christie can pound sand... He might beat a cory for gov...but he is dead to conservatives... Btw... Sandy is not past here... There are still hurting folks.. Buttttt.just no cameras.. Only the churchs are helping.. Can´t wait till the ACLU puts a stop to that heresy....
My take is that Christie had to kiss butt to get federal dollars. However, that will not even make a dent in the costs, especially with all the fraud, kick-backs, graft and theft. New Jersians are sure gonna wake up when they get there $7,000 to $10,000 increase in taxes next year. But then again, the state is mostly Ds, so they love higher taxes. What is the state´s economy right now? Look for the economy to take and tourism next summer to be anemic.
Montevideo - Uruguay´s Senate is expected to pass a law on Tuesday making the small South American nation the world´s first to allow its citizens to grow, buy and smoke marijuana. The pioneering government-sponsored bill establishes state regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana and is aimed at wresting the business from criminals. Cannabis consumers would be allowed to buy a maximum of 40 grams (1.4 ounces) each month from state-regulated pharmacies as long as they are over the age of 18 and registered on a government database that will monitor their monthly purchases.
The political temperature in the Arctic rose on Tuesday when Vladimir Putin vowed to step up Russia´s military presence in the region in response to a claim by Canada to the north pole. In typically trenchant style, Putin told his defence chiefs to concentrate on building up infrastructure and military units in the Arctic. He said the region was again key to Russia´s national and strategic interests, following a retreat in the post-Soviet period. His comments were a direct and rapid riposte to Canada, a rival Arctic power. John Baird, said his government had asked scientists to work on a submission to the UN arguing
The phone call came from a charming woman with a bright, engaging voice to the cell phone of a TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer. She wanted to offer a deal on health insurance, but something was fishy. When Scherer asked point blank if she was a real person, or a computer-operated robot voice, she replied enthusiastically that she was real, with a charming laugh. But then she failed several other tests. When asked “What vegetable is found in tomato soup?” she said she did not understand the question. When asked multiple times what day of the week it was yesterday, she complained repeatedly of a bad connection.
A porn performer who tested positive for HIV in Los Angeles is asking for privacy as the industry tries to determine the scope of the problem. "The performer deserves privacy and dignity at this difficult time, and we ask that our colleagues and the media respect the performer’s wishes for privacy unless he or she wishes to speak," the Free Speech Coalition, a porn industry trade group, said in a statement. The Free Speech Coalition said it was working to identify anyone who had sex with the infected performer. “We take the health of our performers very seriously and felt
In China on Thursday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. spoke plainly about the role of a free press in a democratic society. “Innovation thrives where people breathe freely, speak freely, are able to challenge orthodoxy, where newspapers can report the truth without fear of consequences,” he said in an address to American businesspeople living and working there. He was speaking against the backdrop of China’s restrictive policies on reporting by foreign news organizations; the Chinese government has so far declined to renew the visas of nearly two dozen reporters from The New York Times and Bloomberg News as a consequence
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided not to attend a memorial service for Nelson Mandela this week because it is too expensive to travel to South Africa, Israeli media reported on Sunday. Netanyahu had notified the South African authorities that he would fly in but cancelled his plans at the last minute due to the costs involved -- around 7.0 million shekels ($2 million) for his transport and security alone, pubic radio and the Haaretz daily reported. "The decision was made in light of the high transportation costs resulting from the short notice of the trip and the security required for the prime minister
New Orleans - Things traditionally get started a little late down here, an inclination that runs from mealtimes to political races. But with nearly a year to go before the 2014 election, it is already open season on Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana. (Snip) As Democrats look across the rest of the South, the outlook does not get much better. Ms. Landrieu, along with Senators Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Kay Hagan of North Carolina, is pretty much all that is left of Southern Democrats in the Senate. All three are up for re-election next year. And the outcome of their races could determine whether the Southern Democrat,
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people, the Obama-Clinton-Rice cabal that led to the Benghazi cover-up was
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”