Amid bridge scandal, Gov. Christie seeks road to bipartisanship

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tedeee wrote:

I will vote for Gov. Christie, I am an Independent, we need a brash president, say to the lifer congress members what is on his mind. I think we need a term limit on congress offices. I cringe when the old timers have their say/

Jan 21, 2014 11:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
WeAreLosingIt wrote:

rumor has it he will be spending the evening stocking up on donuts to get him thru the storm’s aftermath,,,,

Jan 21, 2014 12:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
yodipota wrote:

We really need a decisive and courageous President. We had that with George W. Bush. Not this metrosexual incompetent ditherer we call our President. Bush made decisions not based on political winds. Just do what you believe is right. Let the future decide.

Jan 21, 2014 12:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

“Embattled NJ Governor Christie cancels inaugural party due to schidtstorm.”

Jan 21, 2014 1:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
yodipota wrote:

We really need a decisive and courageous President. We had that with George W. Bush. Not this metrosexual incompetent ditherer we call our President. Bush made decisions not based on political winds. Just do what you believe is right. Let the future decide.

Jan 21, 2014 1:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
FRPSR wrote:

I suspect any discriminating person will be deeply disturbed by the failure of the proud Governors words to faithfully follow any reasonable retelling of the presently cascading deluge of a mere one , or , two events . Including the answers patiently waiting to write themselves , are the stark remains of those once pithy jests the proud one likes to launch with his bodyguards at terrified citizens , or at journalists who dare to break the peace and tranquility of a transparent monomania . Confidence and hope tend to leave once the first blush of experience convinces the faithful public that the kick start intuition failed to provide the electorate , was PR hidden with artful piles of money .
The proud Governor was ever willing to pass along his gentle wit , opportunity not blushing at the chance to place the first New Jerseyan’s style over humility , or perhaps now answering simple questions . This was a comforting ascent for he who styled himself with the temper , and the milieu of a King . Scott Brown should be called in as an expert . His prescience demonstrates the love wealthy Americans bear for the regal lot , and it is an unashamed love .
One may productively suppose till the cows bells signal who has come home , but in alluding to this , that , and the other thing , whilst passing the hat to the well heeled partisans in Florida , the proud governor , even one so accomplished with a trencherman’s inerrant eye , has missed the main entree .
The dim lights are virtuous dear Governor , but they themselves will not betray what it is that is being sought .
No , what is wanting is how a mild , and mannered gentleman , managed to involve himself with the rude play of ruffians . It will not matter that John Mackey is among the royalty he hobs , and nobs with , in Florida . It doesn’t matter that the same wealthy owner of a self righteously non union Whole Foods , makes insupportable claims , ad infinitum , that any neighborhoods children could correct , explaining the errors about a market based solution for health care costs being socialism .
People will wish to reconcile the mild mannered technocrat who only wishes to place market solutions over governmental solutions , because there are no bad guys , ever , in business . It says so right in Ayn Rands fantasy worlds . Who stands against the bullies who inconvenienced more people with an inspired bit of lunacy in the presently endless dissembling from the governors circle of aides . Who provided the world the prostrate form of the Government of New Jersey being the first major egoistic , intentional , and now historic traffic jam , for a matter formerly to small to discuss , soberly ?
It may take longer to uncover the stinking details of whose fingers were where , for the most malicious governmental intervention that possessed not one sane persons contribution , whose staged pettiness was never before imagined . To the grateful , and sane , tristate commuters at least they won’t be idling in traffic , that from was foisted on a poor misunderstood monomaniacal executive , whose good nature sidetracked him even as he kept the company of his aides while they , and he , viewed the event .

Jan 21, 2014 1:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
48000 wrote:

Booo. He is a bad man. A very bad man.

Jan 21, 2014 1:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
alexqzed wrote:

Small government. Is that with or without the intentional traffic delays to irritate your own residents.

Jan 21, 2014 2:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
YoungTurkArmy wrote:

Yodipoda, In case you missed it, the future did decide and that is how you ended up with your current President. If you prefer a bully and likely a liar for the office, pick Christie. At least you will then be able to go back to torture and war crimes and keepin innocent people imprisoned for years without trials or recourse. Yeah. Your choices define who you are, alright.

Jan 21, 2014 2:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jw_collins wrote:

Does it occur to anyone else that we as a society spend an awful lot of time and resources swearing in, electing, sending money to and putting up with people who should be doing a job?

Jan 21, 2014 2:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
XianSheng wrote:

Say what you want about the fat man, but a dig at liberals like: “I do not believe that New Jerseyans want a bigger, more expensive government that penalizes success and then gives the pittance left to a few in the name of income equity”, resonates deep with many middle class folk who feel wronged by the present quasi-socialistic/anti-capitalistic ideas in Washington today.
Whether it’ll be Christie or a Democrat, if you tap into this discontent amongst the middle class, he/she has a good chance at becoming the next president of the USA.

Jan 21, 2014 2:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
thebruiser wrote:

im not a big krispy kreme christie fan, but this hole story is one big deflection to overshadow obama’s real controversies,which have hurt him politically! to put it simply,his lap bog media friends are here to save his sorry butt! just remember traffic jams are tempory, messing with peoples lives leaves a lasting impression!!!!

Jan 21, 2014 3:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
whitner wrote:

“abuse of power”….REALLY ! Is this article about a corrupt democratic president? No…That’s right this is reuters. It’s about a republican govenor. Who da thunk it !

Jan 21, 2014 4:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
FRPSR wrote:

There is very little about capitalism inside of socialism . Capitalism is the great destructive leveler of the middle class .
The monopolistic tendency of corporate behavior has little time , or spirit , for the nuts and bolts of a culture .
The process of capitalism is as faceless and destructive as a virus . First come first serve .
No Ticket No Service
The one percent of the population that owns fifty percent of world resources , leaves the rest of us paying for the pleasure of choking on the water they poison .

Jan 21, 2014 4:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
morbas wrote:

Christi fancies the Tea’GOP, not the 99%, or even the 98%.

In North Carolina 2013 the T’GOP enacted fragrant governmental power and liberty infringement over reach. All 2013 T’GOP NC legislation must be completely removed from the books to preserve inalienable rights of all citizens.
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More than Twenty laws were enacted the benefits the Oligarch rich and further burdened the lower 4/5th: S-402 State Budget furloughs 4,000 teachers, H-82 Earned Income Tax Credit regressive tax rate, H-998 Major Tax Changes burdening the poor, S-4 denied Medicare for the Poor, H-4 cut federal unemployment aid, S-489 raise loan rates, H-589voter disenfranchisement see below (now in court), H-269subsidies to private schools, H-250 Charter schools standards reduction, H-937 guns allowed in schools, S-306 Repeal Racial Justice Act, H652 Judicial Discipline restrictions, H-522 Foreign Fears enhancing anti-Muslim discrimination, H-392 Worker Benefit drug testing, S-353 Shutting down women health clinics, S-132 Mandatory Abortion Indoctrination, H-74 Undo Sensible regulations increasing anti-environmental actions, S-151 Impacts Coastal Protection, S-515 Water Cleanup delayed three years, and S-76 enhancing fracturing and offshore oil production.
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In Legislative recess from July 26 2013 through May 14 2014 on full salary and health care benefits, they could not stand and be challenged by Raleigh Moral Monday citizens and NAACP clergy.

morbas(i)

Jan 21, 2014 4:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

What, exactly, has Christie done for the average Americans in NJ? Besides blocking that bridge, I mean. Anyone?

Jan 21, 2014 5:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
xit007 wrote:

FRPSR – The real nuts and bolts of socialism. The collective hand holding and uplifting of a culture. Really ? It is very simple – for those who wish to toil in the politics of culture and have someone support them – there are other countries that you can join for the never ending experiment. I know work is below you and that everyone should have the choice to work at only what their hearts desire – but that requires the freedom to choose and the ability to defend and maintain that freedom. It is difficult to suffer fools as you. Maybe this tripe might masquerade as enlightened in a coffee shop but reality and history tells us differently. Our capitalist society is only endangered by a government who uses the treasury to underwrite their own schemes of cronyism. The boot of socialism on your neck is not as kind as the capitalist – socialist only work with words – no accountability – capitalists work with goods and services – totally accountable. Possibly you are just ignorant as to how enterprise works. You see you are free to do what you will in our society – but your imagination and work ethic are required. I know you lament that the world is run by people who do things – I suggest you write a book on the ills of capitalism so I have something to start the fireplace with. It will make you feel good about yourself..

Jan 21, 2014 5:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Laborman wrote:

Believe it or not, there is actually a comment here that “We really need a decisive and courageous President. We had that with George W. Bush.” Lying about WMD’s to get us to invade the wrong country? All those body bags and blown off limbs for a lie. Giving us all the finger by tanking the entire economy on his way out the door. And years before blowing off pre-9/11 intelligence. I’ll take wishy-washy if that’s the face of decisive and courageous. That’s the face of TREASON.

Jan 21, 2014 5:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Laborman wrote:

Believe it or not, there is actually a comment here that “We really need a decisive and courageous President. We had that with George W. Bush.” Lying about WMD’s to get us to invade the wrong country? All those body bags and blown off limbs for a lie. Giving us all the finger by tanking the entire economy on his way out the door. And years before blowing off pre-9/11 intelligence. I’ll take wishy-washy if that’s the face of decisive and courageous. That’s the face of TREASON.

Jan 21, 2014 5:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
FRPSR wrote:

xit007
The level of understanding you expose is a risible condemnation of your comprehension . The mechanics you imagine existing in a modern political state that employs a sensible social agenda , betrays exactly zero comprehension of any of the criteria to run a high school social club , let alone a modern industrial state .
You know nothing about me . Aside from a courteous attempt of mine in directing some of the more blatant misunderstandings you carry around as if they had any meaning , they don’t , and you don’t .
I am an old man now . I have worked , and cared , for everything in my life from my career , my family , and my spouse .
The last time I was in a coffee shop was 69 and 72 , Berkley California , and Seattle Washington . The oatmeal cookies were good , and the coffee was too .
Your complaint of fools has an irony that just won’t quit .
Please take your contempt of your peers elsewhere .

Jan 21, 2014 6:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
UScitizentoo wrote:

Christie is perfect for America- he’s a simple guy – he’s owned and operated by 2 billionaires and will bend over for any large sum of money. Now if you could just find that hole…

Jan 21, 2014 10:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
explorer08 wrote:

@ yodipota: You said: “We really need a decisive and courageous President. We had that with George W. Bush. Not this metrosexual incompetent ditherer we call our President. Bush made decisions not based on political winds. Just do what you believe is right. Let the future decide.”

Seriously? Bush was courageous? No, actually he was outrageous. He was so wrong so much of the time it is almost beyond comprehension. Now, that said, Obama has been a very poor executive driven solely by politics. But, please, don’t let Obama’s incompetence make GW Bush seem heroic. Bush was hideous as a president. His decisions led to the deaths of thousands of Americans for no apparent reason. Please God, give us better candidates in 2016 than either Bush or Obama.

Jan 21, 2014 10:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
explorer08 wrote:

@ yodipota: You said: “We really need a decisive and courageous President. We had that with George W. Bush. Not this metrosexual incompetent ditherer we call our President. Bush made decisions not based on political winds. Just do what you believe is right. Let the future decide.”

Seriously? Bush was courageous? No, actually he was outrageous. He was so wrong so much of the time it is almost beyond comprehension. Now, that said, Obama has been a very poor executive driven solely by politics. But, please, don’t let Obama’s incompetence make GW Bush seem heroic. Bush was hideous as a president. His decisions led to the deaths of thousands of Americans for no apparent reason. Please God, give us better candidates in 2016 than either Bush or Obama.

Jan 21, 2014 10:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
explorer08 wrote:

@ yodipota: You said: “We really need a decisive and courageous President. We had that with George W. Bush. Not this metrosexual incompetent ditherer we call our President. Bush made decisions not based on political winds. Just do what you believe is right. Let the future decide.”

Seriously? Bush was courageous? No, actually he was outrageous. He was so wrong so much of the time it is almost beyond comprehension. Now, that said, Obama has been a very poor executive driven solely by politics. But, please, don’t let Obama’s incompetence make GW Bush seem heroic. Bush was hideous as a president. His decisions led to the deaths of thousands of Americans for no apparent reason. Please God, give us better candidates in 2016 than either Bush or Obama.

Jan 21, 2014 10:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
wildcat48 wrote:

FRPSR…blah, blah, blah…blah, blah, blah.

Jan 21, 2014 11:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
wileywitch wrote:

A “bipartisan” extortionist. Wow. Glad to see that Reuters is in the business of campaigning— wouldn’t want to be unbiased, or anything. I’m sure Reuters won’t print just anybody’s press release.

Jan 21, 2014 11:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
FRPSR wrote:

So humorous …

Jan 22, 2014 6:24am EST  --  Report as abuse
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