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Boehner makes enemies
of Christie and King

Washington Post, by Jonathan Capehart

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/2/2013 1:46:17 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) both have well-earned reputations as political brawlers not to be messed with. Many a Democrat has felt the lash of their scorn and the blunt-force trauma inflicted by their sharp political elbows. But now House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is the focus of their opprobrium by putting off a vote on federal aid for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. King declared Boehner’s decision not to take action on the $60 billion Sandy bill for New York and New Jersey “disgraceful.” He said that Congress was “writing off”

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This to me is the "funny side" of looking down the "fiscal cliff." After 0bama played the GOP to his will and immediately left in a prepared Air Force One, Boehner is left holding the bag to explain to fellow RINO´s why they won´t be getting these huge, unchecked billion-dollar paydays [relief aid] to their coffers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: eoddad, 1/2/2013 1:48:49 PM     (No. 9094969)

Christie go buy a dozen donuts.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: schnapps, 1/2/2013 1:59:57 PM     (No. 9094992)

Message from Øbama and congress to Christie - "Go pound Sandy."


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Reply 3 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/2/2013 2:03:21 PM     (No. 9094997)

The way to cut spending is to cut spending.

This was not the worst possible spending since it would repair a lot of damage and upgrade a lot of equipment.

So I rate it rather a draw. The two states should be treated roughly the same as others have been treated after great storm damage.

IMO it won´t matter to Boehner and he won´t be Speaker in the new Congress.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/2/2013 2:03:45 PM     (No. 9094998)

Chris Christie is a disgrace. He deserves a lot of credit for getting Barry a second term.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/2/2013 2:04:03 PM     (No. 9095001)

Wasn´t this the one that was loaded with billions in pork that had nothing to do with Sandy, NY, or NJ?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 1/2/2013 2:04:50 PM     (No. 9095003)

As for Christie...eat another stick of butter. King you should know better, this bill is loaded with pork. Growup!!! Also, why should we pay for people that don´t have the common sense to purchase flood insurance living so close to the shore.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/2/2013 2:05:01 PM     (No. 9095004)

Christie and King should demand a CLEAN BILL. But, they won´t will they, cuz a lot of their own political pals will benefit from some of those lovely added "goodies." Christie is the one who is shameful.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: judy, 1/2/2013 2:06:36 PM     (No. 9095005)

Why so upset Christie & King....the $$$ won´t go the people who need it. It will go the state governments to spend as they wish.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Country Boy, 1/2/2013 2:13:43 PM     (No. 9095019)

Good for Boehner.

Reason that NY and NJ need insurance coverage from Washington is because most insurance companies WILL NOT insure this stuff, called a Flood Plain.

Best to just bulldoze the stuff and move in.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: CEP, 1/2/2013 2:17:57 PM     (No. 9095022)

A few years ago a number of states had a horrific ice storm, there was a lot of damage, Obama did not declare it a disaster in fact he ignored it, I didn´t hear King complaining about those people. In fact it was ignored by many, many people. Those states are still dealing with the damage done to the electric lines and the power companies are still fixing them, upgrading them etc.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/2/2013 2:27:35 PM     (No. 9095031)

Where´s their outrage for Mr. "I´m going to cut the red tape" Obama?
Oh - that´s right - he said that BEFORE election day.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/2/2013 2:29:05 PM     (No. 9095033)

Sorry to say it but a huge majority of Sandy ´victims´ are Dims...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Adam, 1/2/2013 2:41:16 PM     (No. 9095053)

why oh why do guys like King and Christie go after Boehner so much harder than they do Obama? I can´t stand Boehner so I don´t mind he´s getting smacked around but why not go harder after Obama? His FEMA has been a disgrace! Many large areas still have no power! Many residents are "people of color" How about showing the same outrage about that and blaming the man at the top, Obama! Honestly, I just want to give up.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: M Stuart, 1/2/2013 2:47:12 PM     (No. 9095065)

I like King, but I want them to cut the pork out before passing another bill. This porky Sandy bill needs a haircut. We also need to re-do FEMA and the flood insurance bill. Why should landlocked people support the beachy lifestyle when they don´t live there? Nope.

Let flood insurance be market driven only, and let´s quit bailing out people who don´t have insurance. I pay it. I don´t want to subsidize you.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JAN, 1/2/2013 2:48:48 PM     (No. 9095067)

Peter King can go fly a kite. He is forever demanding more and more dollars from D.C.

He travelled around with bubba and to me seemed more a dem than a republican.



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Reply 16 - Posted by: JimS, 1/2/2013 3:13:36 PM     (No. 9095098)

I think the bill for federal aid to Sandy victims might be stuck behind the one that was never passed for aid to Texas because of drought and wildfires, or to Kansas because of tornados. Both red voting states.
Suck an egg, Obama voters.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: John21, 1/2/2013 3:19:35 PM     (No. 9095111)

Under Mr. Boehner the Republicans (not conservatives) can claim a new name for their party "The Rubber Stamp Party" or "The New French Party" surrender without thought.
He has been a bumbling moron since he assumed the position (bent at the waste) of Speaker, has accomplished nothing but surrender to the Obama liberals and has no concept of conservative morals or values. The idea of fighting for what most American want is beyond his elitist capablity, are we sure he doesn´t caucus with the DNC?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/2/2013 3:27:00 PM     (No. 9095120)

Christie and King wanted money for self serving reasons. They both need to wake up and realize if $9 billion is enough they should not try to squeeze taxpayers for $60 billion! Christie is managing to irritate most Conservatives, he is not one.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: steveracer, 1/2/2013 3:28:27 PM     (No. 9095123)

Is Boehner a double agent? He sure is doing his part to sabotage the Republican brand.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Manitouman, 1/2/2013 3:43:57 PM     (No. 9095148)

There was Christie and Obama acting like CNN´s Griffin & Cooper, before the election.
Now Christie Cristeen can continue the political pornography he so enjoyed in November. Maybe that´ll win him the borrowed dollars he would so like to have granted to him.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 1/2/2013 3:49:37 PM     (No. 9095163)

In politics, perception is reality. We have reason to know this. Americans have now twice given the presidency to Barack Obama based on nothing more than perception.

The perception that politicians -including Republicans- "didn´t care" about those whose lives have been uprooted by hurricane Sandy was wholly avoidable, and should have been avoided. Astute politicians know this.

I am beginning to think the current Republican leadership is not all that astute, and that it may be time for some major changes.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Malia2012, 1/2/2013 4:39:01 PM     (No. 9095286)

What #5, #9 and #15 said. Good for Speaker Boehner for at least trying to cut some spending. This "relief" for "hurricane sandy" is so loaded with pork that only about $9 Billion dollars of OUR money will go to assist the victims. The rest will go to pigs like Christie and Peter King, etc. Shame on them.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: frenesi1, 1/2/2013 4:47:41 PM     (No. 9095308)

Finally, a plus for Boehner.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Judith, 1/2/2013 4:52:26 PM     (No. 9095317)

Surpised anyone?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/2/2013 6:08:22 PM     (No. 9095437)

It´s the difference between a "clean" bill and the pork filled bill written (once again) by greedy congresscritters.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: PageTurner, 1/2/2013 6:14:36 PM     (No. 9095444)

This makes me think more of Boehner.

Christie & King are just baying for more federal lard. Cut the fat, give them the aid they need. But cripes, don´t slip in a cache of lard on the side! Hear me, Chris?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/2/2013 8:16:03 PM     (No. 9095576)

Other states did not receive any insurance premiums from Christie or King, and have no record of them having purchased an insurance policy, so their states seem to have elected to be self insured, and to have elected to cover their losses out of their resources.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: PChristopher, 1/3/2013 2:06:39 AM     (No. 9095856)

Wow, not only is JB a drunk but he´s a petty drunk to boot. This should be a further admonition to all citizens to not think that the government will help you in times of trouble.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/3/2013 6:29:11 AM     (No. 9095963)

Benghazi proved that #28.

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In an interview that has gotten little notice so far, US Attorney General Eric Holder told MSNBC’s Ari Melber that the federal government should intervene and stop states from enforcing voter ID. Holder tells Melber, “Photo ID efforts are done inappropriately and for improper reasons. I think that ought to be the basis for federal intervention.” Melber asks, “So when some Republicans say that voter ID is for election integrity, and thus is different than the history of racial discrimination we’ve seen in this country, they may be of good faith but you think they’re wrong.” Holder replies, “Yeah, there


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