Chris Christie's approval rating underwater with NJ residents

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    May 18, 2011 1:21 PM GMT
    Well, it didn't take the govenorsauras too long to piss off half the state. It seems like the majority of people don't like it when you attack teachers and scream at elderly women at town hall meetings.

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    *Chris Christie is a polarizing figure for New Jersey residents with 49 percent disliking his performance as governor and 47 percent thinking he is doing a good job. The number who disapprove of the governor’s performance has grown by nine percentage points, from 40 to 49 percent, according to the Monmouth University/New Jersey Press Media poll.

    * Jim Von Schilling, of Somerville, said he disapproved of Christie’s performance. “I feel he’s targeting the people who contribute some of the most positive accomplishments in our state,” Von Schilling said, listing teachers and other public workers.“He’s giving breaks to the wealthiest people in the state, who don’t need breaks,” Von Schilling said. “His priorities need to be turned right-side up. Right now they’re upside down.” “In the long run, his policies will be harmful to the state if they continue,” he added.

    *Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch, said the governor’s ratings have dropped since the last poll in February, mainly because a number of people have shifted from having no opinion of Christie’s performance to disapproval.

    And, he doesn't believe in evolution...

    Full article here:

    [url]http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20110517/NJNEWS10/305170032/Poll-finds-Christie-divides-residents?odyssey=nav|head[/url]
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    May 18, 2011 3:16 PM GMT
    Remind me why Republicans want Christie in the GOP presidential nomination race??? He's not even popular in NJ.
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    May 18, 2011 4:41 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidRemind me why Republicans want Christie in the GOP presidential nomination race??? He's not even popular in NJ.


    We don't, not yet. 2016 will be his time. By his own admission, he’s not ready yet.

    We'll take Daniels or Huntsman, but if approval ratings as governor are real important, maybe Jeb Bush ought to give it a go.
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    catfish5 saidRemind me why Republicans want Christie in the GOP presidential nomination race??? He's not even popular in NJ.


    We don't, not yet. 2016 will be his time. By his own admission, he’s not ready yet.

    We'll take Daniels or Huntsman, but if approval ratings as governor are real important, maybe Jeb Bush ought to give it a go.


    Please, not another dumb shrub.

    I keep hearing all this talk how Republicans want Christie to jump into the race with the void that Trump and Fuckabee have created. Guess I'm imagining things.
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    catfish5 saidRemind me why Republicans want Christie in the GOP presidential nomination race??? He's not even popular in NJ.


    We don't, not yet. 2016 will be his time. By his own admission, he’s not ready yet.

    We'll take Daniels or Huntsman, but if approval ratings as governor are real important, maybe Jeb Bush ought to give it a go.


    Please, not another dumb shrub.

    I keep hearing all this talk how Republicans want Christie to jump into the race with the void that Trump and Fuckabee have created. Guess I'm imagining things.


    You 'hear' lots of things.

    "fuckabee" you hate filled lefties are a real class act!

    How's the gynecomastia honey?
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    May 18, 2011 5:20 PM GMT
    The irony is that while Chris Christie's policies are starting to bear fruit, Obama's approval numbers are only barely above Christie's. I'd expect Obama's numbers to get worse given continuing underlying issues with the economy, few attempts to limit spending, and a persistently overvalued that is set for more decline. What's even more surprising is that the bump Obama got for getting Osama is gone.

    But I sympathize with you Christian, must be tough to find a silver lining these days for the dated policies and politicians you apparently support.

    Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/gallup-daily-obama-job-approval.aspx

    More here: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/05/obama-job-approval-down-gallup-osama-bin-laden-dead-.html
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    May 18, 2011 5:26 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidThe irony is that while Chris Christie's policies are starting to bear fruit, Obama's approval numbers are only barely above Christie's. I'd expect Obama's numbers to get worse given continuing underlying issues with the economy, few attempts to limit spending, and a persistently overvalued that is set for more decline. What's even more surprising is that the bump Obama got for getting Osama is gone.

    But I sympathize with you Christian, must be tough to find a silver lining these days for the dated policies and politicians you apparently support.

    Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/gallup-daily-obama-job-approval.aspx


    Same thing has happened with Walker and Kasich when the reality set in that they meant what they said. It’s a tough job to take a stand like these gentlemen have. If they are successful, and there ain’t no guarantees, but if, then the positive results will be reflected in the economy in these states and their numbers will come back up.
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    Christian73And, he doesn't believe in evolution...


    I won't mind if he believes in the tooth fairy so long as he can make effective progress toward reducing taxes and balancing the budget.
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    May 18, 2011 6:48 PM GMT
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    riddler78 saidThe irony is that while Chris Christie's policies are starting to bear fruit, Obama's approval numbers are only barely above Christie's. I'd expect Obama's numbers to get worse given continuing underlying issues with the economy, few attempts to limit spending, and a persistently overvalued that is set for more decline. What's even more surprising is that the bump Obama got for getting Osama is gone.

    But I sympathize with you Christian, must be tough to find a silver lining these days for the dated policies and politicians you apparently support.

    Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/gallup-daily-obama-job-approval.aspx


    Same thing has happened with Walker and Kasich when the reality set in that they meant what they said. It’s a tough job to take a stand like these gentlemen have. If they are successful, and there ain’t no guarantees, but if, then the positive results will be reflected in the economy in these states and their numbers will come back up.


    Obama's likability is in the 75% range and his job approval in certain areas is quite a bit above 50%.

    Perhaps people don't love his work on the economy but they HATE what the Republicans are opposing and, even though some of the administration's policies have not achieved what they were supposed to, at least they've done something. The Republicans have done nothing but obstruct, whine and use the economy to push ahead with a new battle in the culture wars.

    Walker and Kasich have done nothing to improve their states' economy. Rather they have used self-induced crises to push forward social agendas and they will be routed for it.
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    Christian73 said
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    riddler78 saidThe irony is that while Chris Christie's policies are starting to bear fruit, Obama's approval numbers are only barely above Christie's. I'd expect Obama's numbers to get worse given continuing underlying issues with the economy, few attempts to limit spending, and a persistently overvalued that is set for more decline. What's even more surprising is that the bump Obama got for getting Osama is gone.

    But I sympathize with you Christian, must be tough to find a silver lining these days for the dated policies and politicians you apparently support.

    Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/gallup-daily-obama-job-approval.aspx


    Same thing has happened with Walker and Kasich when the reality set in that they meant what they said. It’s a tough job to take a stand like these gentlemen have. If they are successful, and there ain’t no guarantees, but if, then the positive results will be reflected in the economy in these states and their numbers will come back up.


    Obama's likability is in the 75% range and his job approval in certain areas is quite a bit above 50%.

    Perhaps people don't love his work on the economy but they HATE what the Republicans are opposing and, even though some of the administration's policies have not achieved what they were supposed to, at least they've done something. The Republicans have done nothing but obstruct, whine and use the economy to push ahead with a new battle in the culture wars.

    Walker and Kasich have done nothing to improve their states' economy. Rather they have used self-induced crises to push forward social agendas and they will be routed for it.




    Plus, Obama's poll numbers are the same as Bush's were at the same point in his presidency, prior to the 2004 election - so the idea that Obama's poll numbers are unusually low is BS.

    If you want to see low poll numbers, look back at what Bush's poll numbers were for most of the last few years of his second term.
    He polled in the mid 20's.
    Now THAT is some LOW poll numbers.
    Obama is more than 20 POINTS higher than Bush was.
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    May 18, 2011 7:50 PM GMT
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    Christian73 said
    OneGeezer said
    riddler78 saidThe irony is that while Chris Christie's policies are starting to bear fruit, Obama's approval numbers are only barely above Christie's. I'd expect Obama's numbers to get worse given continuing underlying issues with the economy, few attempts to limit spending, and a persistently overvalued that is set for more decline. What's even more surprising is that the bump Obama got for getting Osama is gone.

    But I sympathize with you Christian, must be tough to find a silver lining these days for the dated policies and politicians you apparently support.

    Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/gallup-daily-obama-job-approval.aspx


    Same thing has happened with Walker and Kasich when the reality set in that they meant what they said. It’s a tough job to take a stand like these gentlemen have. If they are successful, and there ain’t no guarantees, but if, then the positive results will be reflected in the economy in these states and their numbers will come back up.


    Obama's likability is in the 75% range and his job approval in certain areas is quite a bit above 50%.

    Perhaps people don't love his work on the economy but they HATE what the Republicans are opposing and, even though some of the administration's policies have not achieved what they were supposed to, at least they've done something. The Republicans have done nothing but obstruct, whine and use the economy to push ahead with a new battle in the culture wars.

    Walker and Kasich have done nothing to improve their states' economy. Rather they have used self-induced crises to push forward social agendas and they will be routed for it.




    Plus, Obama's poll numbers are the same as Bush's were at the same point in his presidency, prior to the 2004 election - so the idea that Obama's poll numbers are unusually low is BS.

    If you want to see low poll numbers, look back at what Bush's poll numbers were for most of the last few years of his second term.
    He polled in the mid 20's.
    Now THAT is some LOW poll numbers.
    Obama is more than 20 POINTS higher than Bush was.


    A bit of an exaggeration there. Are you saying that his numbers were that low in what – his last five years of his 2nd term? icon_lol.gif

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    Christian73 said
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    riddler78 saidThe irony is that while Chris Christie's policies are starting to bear fruit, Obama's approval numbers are only barely above Christie's. I'd expect Obama's numbers to get worse given continuing underlying issues with the economy, few attempts to limit spending, and a persistently overvalued that is set for more decline. What's even more surprising is that the bump Obama got for getting Osama is gone.

    But I sympathize with you Christian, must be tough to find a silver lining these days for the dated policies and politicians you apparently support.

    Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/gallup-daily-obama-job-approval.aspx


    Same thing has happened with Walker and Kasich when the reality set in that they meant what they said. It’s a tough job to take a stand like these gentlemen have. If they are successful, and there ain’t no guarantees, but if, then the positive results will be reflected in the economy in these states and their numbers will come back up.


    Obama's likability is in the 75% range and his job approval in certain areas is quite a bit above 50%.

    Perhaps people don't love his work on the economy but they HATE what the Republicans are opposing and, even though some of the administration's policies have not achieved what they were supposed to, at least they've done something. The Republicans have done nothing but obstruct, whine and use the economy to push ahead with a new battle in the culture wars.

    Walker and Kasich have done nothing to improve their states' economy. Rather they have used self-induced crises to push forward social agendas and they will be routed for it.


    Time will tell Chrissy. My bets are that you are proven wrong - AGAIN.

    And unlike you hateful lefties when it comes to conservatives, I've never disparaged Obama. I personally like him; it’s just that I disagree with him in many areas.
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    May 18, 2011 8:06 PM GMT
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    rickrick91 said
    Christian73 said
    OneGeezer said
    riddler78 saidThe irony is that while Chris Christie's policies are starting to bear fruit, Obama's approval numbers are only barely above Christie's. I'd expect Obama's numbers to get worse given continuing underlying issues with the economy, few attempts to limit spending, and a persistently overvalued that is set for more decline. What's even more surprising is that the bump Obama got for getting Osama is gone.

    But I sympathize with you Christian, must be tough to find a silver lining these days for the dated policies and politicians you apparently support.

    Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/gallup-daily-obama-job-approval.aspx


    Same thing has happened with Walker and Kasich when the reality set in that they meant what they said. It’s a tough job to take a stand like these gentlemen have. If they are successful, and there ain’t no guarantees, but if, then the positive results will be reflected in the economy in these states and their numbers will come back up.


    Obama's likability is in the 75% range and his job approval in certain areas is quite a bit above 50%.

    Perhaps people don't love his work on the economy but they HATE what the Republicans are opposing and, even though some of the administration's policies have not achieved what they were supposed to, at least they've done something. The Republicans have done nothing but obstruct, whine and use the economy to push ahead with a new battle in the culture wars.

    Walker and Kasich have done nothing to improve their states' economy. Rather they have used self-induced crises to push forward social agendas and they will be routed for it.




    Plus, Obama's poll numbers are the same as Bush's were at the same point in his presidency, prior to the 2004 election - so the idea that Obama's poll numbers are unusually low is BS.

    If you want to see low poll numbers, look back at what Bush's poll numbers were for most of the last few years of his second term.
    He polled in the mid 20's.
    Now THAT is some LOW poll numbers.
    Obama is more than 20 POINTS higher than Bush was.


    A bit of an exaggeration there. Are you saying that his numbers were that low in what – his last five years of his 2nd term? icon_lol.gif





    A "few" years = 3.
    NOT 5.
    Everyone knows that.

    And - FYI - 5 years would be his entire second term plus a year from his first term.
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    Christian73 said
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    riddler78 saidThe irony is that while Chris Christie's policies are starting to bear fruit, Obama's approval numbers are only barely above Christie's. I'd expect Obama's numbers to get worse given continuing underlying issues with the economy, few attempts to limit spending, and a persistently overvalued that is set for more decline. What's even more surprising is that the bump Obama got for getting Osama is gone.

    But I sympathize with you Christian, must be tough to find a silver lining these days for the dated policies and politicians you apparently support.

    Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/gallup-daily-obama-job-approval.aspx


    Same thing has happened with Walker and Kasich when the reality set in that they meant what they said. It’s a tough job to take a stand like these gentlemen have. If they are successful, and there ain’t no guarantees, but if, then the positive results will be reflected in the economy in these states and their numbers will come back up.


    Obama's likability is in the 75% range and his job approval in certain areas is quite a bit above 50%.

    Perhaps people don't love his work on the economy but they HATE what the Republicans are opposing and, even though some of the administration's policies have not achieved what they were supposed to, at least they've done something. The Republicans have done nothing but obstruct, whine and use the economy to push ahead with a new battle in the culture wars.

    Walker and Kasich have done nothing to improve their states' economy. Rather they have used self-induced crises to push forward social agendas and they will be routed for it.




    Plus, Obama's poll numbers are the same as Bush's were at the same point in his presidency, prior to the 2004 election - so the idea that Obama's poll numbers are unusually low is BS.

    If you want to see low poll numbers, look back at what Bush's poll numbers were for most of the last few years of his second term.
    He polled in the mid 20's.
    Now THAT is some LOW poll numbers.
    Obama is more than 20 POINTS higher than Bush was.


    A bit of an exaggeration there. Are you saying that his numbers were that low in what – his last five years of his 2nd term? icon_lol.gif





    A "few" years = 3.
    NOT 5.
    Everyone knows that.

    And - FYI - 5 years would be his entire second term plus a year from his first term.


    Ahhh Ricky, I thought I'd trick you on that one.
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    May 18, 2011 11:24 PM GMT
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    riddler78 saidThe irony is that while Chris Christie's policies are starting to bear fruit, Obama's approval numbers are only barely above Christie's. I'd expect Obama's numbers to get worse given continuing underlying issues with the economy, few attempts to limit spending, and a persistently overvalued that is set for more decline. What's even more surprising is that the bump Obama got for getting Osama is gone.

    But I sympathize with you Christian, must be tough to find a silver lining these days for the dated policies and politicians you apparently support.

    Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/gallup-daily-obama-job-approval.aspx


    Same thing has happened with Walker and Kasich when the reality set in that they meant what they said. It’s a tough job to take a stand like these gentlemen have. If they are successful, and there ain’t no guarantees, but if, then the positive results will be reflected in the economy in these states and their numbers will come back up.


    Obama's likability is in the 75% range and his job approval in certain areas is quite a bit above 50%.

    Perhaps people don't love his work on the economy but they HATE what the Republicans are opposing and, even though some of the administration's policies have not achieved what they were supposed to, at least they've done something. The Republicans have done nothing but obstruct, whine and use the economy to push ahead with a new battle in the culture wars.

    Walker and Kasich have done nothing to improve their states' economy. Rather they have used self-induced crises to push forward social agendas and they will be routed for it.


    Time will tell Chrissy. My bets are that you are proven wrong - AGAIN.

    And unlike you hateful lefties when it comes to conservatives, I've never disparaged Obama. I personally like him; it’s just that I disagree with him in many areas.


    Please point out the first time I was proven wrong. I don't recall you or anyone else on here managing that.

    And I don't hate conservatives, but the Republican Party is no longer led by conservatives but by right-wing extremists in the pocket of corporate America.
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    May 19, 2011 12:23 AM GMT
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    riddler78 saidThe irony is that while Chris Christie's policies are starting to bear fruit, Obama's approval numbers are only barely above Christie's. I'd expect Obama's numbers to get worse given continuing underlying issues with the economy, few attempts to limit spending, and a persistently overvalued that is set for more decline. What's even more surprising is that the bump Obama got for getting Osama is gone.

    But I sympathize with you Christian, must be tough to find a silver lining these days for the dated policies and politicians you apparently support.

    Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/gallup-daily-obama-job-approval.aspx


    Same thing has happened with Walker and Kasich when the reality set in that they meant what they said. It’s a tough job to take a stand like these gentlemen have. If they are successful, and there ain’t no guarantees, but if, then the positive results will be reflected in the economy in these states and their numbers will come back up.


    Obama's likability is in the 75% range and his job approval in certain areas is quite a bit above 50%.

    Perhaps people don't love his work on the economy but they HATE what the Republicans are opposing and, even though some of the administration's policies have not achieved what they were supposed to, at least they've done something. The Republicans have done nothing but obstruct, whine and use the economy to push ahead with a new battle in the culture wars.

    Walker and Kasich have done nothing to improve their states' economy. Rather they have used self-induced crises to push forward social agendas and they will be routed for it.


    Time will tell Chrissy. My bets are that you are proven wrong - AGAIN.

    And unlike you hateful lefties when it comes to conservatives, I've never disparaged Obama. I personally like him; it’s just that I disagree with him in many areas.


    Please point out the first time I was proven wrong. I don't recall you or anyone else on here managing that.

    And I don't hate conservatives, but the Republican Party is no longer led by conservatives but by right-wing extremists in the pocket of corporate America.


    I recall many and so many that I don't remember the first time.
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    May 19, 2011 12:30 AM GMT
    live in NJ and Christie is either love or hate. I love him. I think he is no nonsense and cuts to the chase. The teachers and unions have been living the high life for years, its time some one stood up to him

    I would not look to approval ratings on Jersey governors as any significance since I can not remember the last one who had good support among Jersey residents..maybe back to the early 80s with Tom Kean
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    I recall many and so many that I don't remember the first time.


    Thanks for proving that you have nothing of substance to base your statement on. icon_lol.gif
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    I recall many and so many that I don't remember the first time.


    Thanks for proving that you have nothing of substance to base your statement on. icon_lol.gif


    And you have nothing of substance.
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    May 19, 2011 6:46 AM GMT
    jerseywoof saidlive in NJ and Christie is either love or hate. I love him. I think he is no nonsense and cuts to the chase. The teachers and unions have been living the high life for years, its time some one stood up to him

    I would not look to approval ratings on Jersey governors as any significance since I can not remember the last one who had good support among Jersey residents..maybe back to the early 80s with Tom Kean


    A bit of no bullshit fresh air with that guy. I also like him so far from what I've seen. I wish him and the state the best.
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    May 19, 2011 7:05 AM GMT
    Southbeach must be blubbering in his Cream of Wheat.
    This radical Republican sea cow is his hero.
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    It happened a while ago but my family back home in New Jersey is still pretty pissed with him from when they had that snowstorm a few months ago and he was living it up down in Disney World...my great grandmother ran out of food and couldn't leave her condo to go to the store because the street was completely snowed in...She didn't eat for 3 days...Our family was enraged...I don't know the whole story but from my point of view, he should have been in New Jersey trying to figure out how to clean the streets out. I know the whole NYC metro area was hit but they should have been better prepared. Things like that come back and bite you when re-election time comes around.
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    jerseywoof saidlive in NJ and Christie is either love or hate. I love him. I think he is no nonsense and cuts to the chase. The teachers and unions have been living the high life for years, its time some one stood up to him

    I would not look to approval ratings on Jersey governors as any significance since I can not remember the last one who had good support among Jersey residents..maybe back to the early 80s with Tom Kean


    Well I have to say I think Christie Whitman rode the economic wave to some postitve pollnumbers in the mid 90s - cutting taxes by a third but essentially selling bonds to cover the difference which would not come due until she was out of office in a DC post (which she got under W as EPA chief) or elected Senator (which she never tried for). At this point, Christie would win re-election handily because the Dems have no starpower to oppose him. He is doing a good job in my opinion trying to rein in the unsupportable public employee benefits, most particularly the inability of school districts to control spending. This was accomplished by a 2% legislative imposed cap, which I might add was endorsed and passed by a Democratic Assembly and Senate - a prime supporter being state Senate Majority Leader Steve Sweeney (D, Gloucester), whose other job is president of a steelworkers union!!
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    May 23, 2011 12:38 AM GMT
    BlackCat90 saidIt happened a while ago but my family back home in New Jersey is still pretty pissed with him from when they had that snowstorm a few months ago and he was living it up down in Disney World...my great grandmother ran out of food and couldn't leave her condo to go to the store because the street was completely snowed in...She didn't eat for 3 days...Our family was enraged...I don't know the whole story but from my point of view, he should have been in New Jersey trying to figure out how to clean the streets out. I know the whole NYC metro area was hit but they should have been better prepared. Things like that come back and bite you when re-election time comes around.



    Oh stop! So Governor Christie isn't allowed to take a vacation? It was Christie's fault it snowed in Jersey? Like that is unusual in the dead of winter? You think the government should have been better prepared? Maybe your Grandmother should have been better prepared. I don't want to sound insensitive, but it seems kind of silly to blame Governor Christie because a massive snow storm kept your grandma in the house with no food to eat. Why weren't YOU there to help dig grandma out or bring her some food. Oh, that's right, that was Governor Christie's job! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    BlackCat90 saidIt happened a while ago but my family back home in New Jersey is still pretty pissed with him from when they had that snowstorm a few months ago and he was living it up down in Disney World...my great grandmother ran out of food and couldn't leave her condo to go to the store because the street was completely snowed in...She didn't eat for 3 days...Our family was enraged...I don't know the whole story but from my point of view, he should have been in New Jersey trying to figure out how to clean the streets out. I know the whole NYC metro area was hit but they should have been better prepared. Things like that come back and bite you when re-election time comes around.



    Oh stop! So Governor Christie isn't allowed to take a vacation? It was Christie's fault it snowed in Jersey? Like that is unusual in the dead of winter? You think the government should have been better prepared? Maybe your Grandmother should have been better prepared. I don't want to sound insensitive, but it seems kind of silly to blame Governor Christie because a massive snow storm kept your grandma in the house with no food to eat. Why weren't YOU there to help dig grandma out or bring her some food. Oh, that's right, that was Governor Christie's job! icon_rolleyes.gif


    Of course he's allowed to take a vacation but when the 8 or so million residents of New Jersey have no means of leaving their homes because snow is piled 20 feet up to your door and roads and highways are completely shut down to the point where people die bc ambulances can't cross Market street in Paterson, then who's problem is it? it was a blizzard that shut the whole area down and the govn is in Orlando while he should be in Trenton trying to offer solutions as to how the roads would get cleared. No, he cant control the weather but he can control how he reacts to it! Not so sure if you can do much of anything while at Magic Kingdom....when confronted about this he basically says f**k Jersey and leaves the state to fend for itself...btw, my grandma is always prepared for things like this but eventually youll run out of things....If I still lived in NJ I would have gladly gone to the store in the blizzard for her.....oh but thats right the street in front of her condo was shut down and even if you were able to get on the damned street there was no parking because of snowbank 20 feet high made it impossible to park oh but that's def not the states job to make sure the roads are drivable...icon_rolleyes.gif