Christie Praises Obama Again
“Gov. Chris Christie paid tribute Thursday night to President Barack Obama,” once again, “thanking him for his help in successfully passing the Hurricane Sandy aid bill in January, and continuing the unlikely public alliance between the Republican and Democrat. Delivering his keynote speech at a New Jersey Chamber of Commerce dinner, Christie thanked Senators Bob Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, also in attendance, before he added, ‘I will end the political portion of this program by thanking the President of the United States.'”
Now, the last I heard (and I admit that I was surprised by this) there were still millions of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans without electricity and without heat. I don’t think a Republican president would be getting accolades, certainly not from a Democrat. I know that would be the case. Don’t forget Governor Cuomo saying, “I have never seen any president work faster and do more and accomplish more than President Obama in the aftermath here of Hurricane Sandy,” and it seems nothing’s gotten done. So everybody’s patting each other on the back here.
“Christie’s praise for Obama was met with a round of applause from an audience of as many as 900 New Jersey lawmakers and political operatives from both parties, gathered in the Marriott Wardman Park ballroom for the Chamber’s annual ‘Walk to Washington’ event in the nation’s capitol. Christie told the crowd [he] was invited to the White House to discuss the Sandy aid package about three days before the president was set to send his proposal for the bill to Congress.