Skip to comments.White House says Christie's people easier to deal with than Cuomo's people
Posted on 11/10/2012 7:02:50 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
Its true love between the Democratic president and the Republican governor of New Jersey.
More than a week after President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie toured sections of the Jersey Shore ravaged by Superstorm Sandy, the White House remains stunned at how helpful Christie and his team have been and how easy it is to work with them...
The Christie people are so much easier to deal with than the Cuomo people, a senior administration official said, referring to Gov. Cuomo. New York wants to do everything alone, but were working with Christie really well. Its weird.
Obama has ordered every Cabinet member except Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to go up there [to New Jersey] at least once for Christie, the source said.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Of course. Malleability and capitulation a RINO/GOPE thing.
Maybe the NJ crew and the Chicago crew see more eye to eye with regards to the desired level of corruption.
Cuomo knows Obama 2.0 is going to be an epic disaster and is running as far away as possible for his expected 2016 run.
Yeah, it is so hard to figure why evil Republicans would put politics aside in order to make sure that people get help, while Democrats (members of the party of true compassion) are just trying to control things for their own ends and make a name for themselves on the backs of people's misery. Who could have ever seen that one coming?
That too, is a likely factor.
That’s how I see it as well. That and the fact that Christie is weak and easily led.
Cuomo is an epic disaster. Nto that it matters in the Democratic Party.
New York is descending into a bureaucratic nightmare following Hurricane Sandy. In NYC and out on Long Island there is now a lot of infighting over the disaster recovery -- particularly as it relates to the restoration of power to places that are still in the dark almost two weeks after the storm hit. What's driving it is the behind-the-scenes clashes involving the governor of New York, the mayor of New York City, and two county executives (Nassau and Suffolk Counties) who all have their own political turf to protect.
It all reached the point of idiocy in recent days when Governor Cuomo began taking the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to task for their poor response in an act of pure political posturing. He's acting as if they are some kind of "right-wing Republican corporation." It turns out that the governor appoints 10 of the 15 LIPA board members, and therefore the company effectively functions as a government agency.
For all its flaws, New Jersey's recovery efforts have been overseen by one governing jurisdiction. It hasn't been perfect, but here in New Jersey the gas lines almost disappeared before New York even began to ration their gasoline.
Fat-Boy is finished; he should change parties now...it’d be for the best...no way is he EVER going to be on a GOP ticket, not in four years, not ever.
Meanwhile, there’s a gigantic FEMA tent city about half a mile from my house that has no electricity, food, medicine, doctors or nurses to help the middle-class people who are stuck there because Hurricane Sandy destroyed their homes. When they tried to leave, they were stopped by cops. When they tried to contact the press, they had their phones taken away from them.
The cops in my area have not behaved nicely during this crisis.
Is that New Jersey or New York?
Cuomo is better than Christie. I live here and if had a choice will go w cuomo.
Monmouth County. Go to the Asbury Park Press online - it’s the lead article. Disaster!
You’re right, though, that the gasoline lines have disappeared.
That’s so funny! And my beloved Bud and Lou were both born in Jersey.
Here's the best evidence I have that New York has been going through a complete Keystone Kops operation since Hurricane Sandy:
Mike Francesa, the popular sports talk radio host who does a daily radio show from 1:00-6:30 PM in the New York market, has basically pre-empted his regular sports programming to dedicate the airtime to callers who want to chime in and discuss pressing post-hurricane issues. He's had open invitations to anyone from the city and state governments and the power companies, and some of these folks have had the courage to call him.
For this to be going on almost two weeks after the storm hit is pretty remarkable. The picture I'm getting is one of complete bedlam over there.
These highly unionized utilities all suck. It’s mostly on them.
Seriously, this is one of the greatest lines in movie history. When I am 90 I will still laugh.
I believe this actor died fairly recently.
This is easy to see through. The WH is working to finish off Christie.
He’s dead, Jim.
There's something to keep in mind down there along the Jersey Shore, and it hasn't been on the radar screen for too many people but will eventually hit home hard when things settle down and a rebuilding effort begins. I'm pretty sure that FEMA disaster relief and post-disaster recovery funds are not going to be available for any recovery/rebuilding work involving vacation homes -- and that applies to an awful lot of real estate down there.
Personally, I think this was one of the primary reasons why Chris Christie was so adamant about getting the president up here quickly ... because there's no mechanism in place to address these particular catastrophic financial losses under current funding rules. Without a massive Federal intervention, a lot of the Jersey Shore may never recover.
Krispy Kreme is being played like a Stradivarius.
He’s next to the trap. All he needs to do is grab the cheese.
You do a favor for Obama, he does a favor for you. Just like the Godfather.
And they say Republicans are corrupt.
Obviously, Cuomo is not going to be Obama’s hand picked successor. The successor must come from the Chicago school, not the northeast one.
Yeah, I’ve heard that second homes are not part of the FEMA scheme. I doubt, though, that the people in this FEMA tent are vacationers. Most packed up in late September or early October.
Hillary will be the Rat 2016 nominee. That is why Bill campaigned so hard for Obama, to secure the black vote for Hillary in her 2016 run.
[ This is easy to see through. The WH is working to finish off Christie. ]
Good. That may be the one good thing to come from the Obama Administration. Christie is a backstabbing traitor. The worst type of scumbag!
I like you of all our most faithful Republicans.
And you, willingly serve me only for
the few left-over puppies I gladly provide for you to eat.
"I've got fudge......Hershey's Chocolate Kisses......we're talkin' Haagen Dazs here, what do you say?"
this story is not about politics, it’s about government, and its about good government is not where every occasion is turned into an occasion for partisan politics
emergency response, as long as their is a FEMA in its present form, is not about partisan politics, it is about effective coordination between local, state and federal bureaucracies and teams as well as the NGOs like the RedCross
from a position of political philosophy, I am no big Christie fan; he is not Conservative enough for me
regardless, the article is likely correct in tone and substance, and what it speaks to is that Christie and his team are not seeking to make emergency response efforts an opportunity for partisan politics, for no better sake than partisan politics, so there is good cooperation with FEMA
and New York?
Cuomo and Floomberg are not being partisan, and surely have no political animiss toward Obama, they are just incompetent due to their inflated egos - quite common with New York politicians, and from which they build personal government machines that insist on each having more control yet often the official authority is said to be split between them
just look at the reconstruction at Ground Zero
a private owner holds a 99year lease on the property, and if he could have just done everything as best and efficiently as he good, new buildings there would have been completed and rented out long ago
but the property is owned by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, a mega, unrepresentative bi-state agency controlled (split) by the governors of NY & NJ
but, the ground zero redevelopment is supposed to be controlled by a New York City-New York State redevolment agency
but, its board represents the New York Governor’s office, the office of the Mayor of New York, and other city and state agencies as well as the two chief executives,
and a lower Manhattan redevelopment agency also is involved
and all of them have demanded their say
amd all those egos and all the divided & mixed authority and responsibility over the Ground Zero site is the reason construction at the site is only now showing some great progress, more than eleven years after 9/11
so when the article says that FEMA is getting more cooperation in New Jersey than in New York, I don’t see Christie seeking Obama’s good graces, I see the typical New York egos and incompetence
“Yeah, it is so hard to figure why evil Republicans would put politics aside in order to make sure that people get help, while Democrats (members of the party of true compassion) are just trying to control things for their own ends and make a name for themselves on the backs of people’s misery. Who could have ever seen that one coming?”
and check my post that adds some reference to just how New York City and state operate when it comes to “big” things
“Without a massive Federal intervention, a lot of the Jersey Shore may never recover.”
the “shore” might recover
I am not so certain that it should be taxpayers responsibility or taxpayer subsidized insurance or loans that should “recover” every single property (some on mere sand bars) that in some cases, in common sense terms, likely should have never been built where they were in the first place.
Already here in New Jersey we have started a program to buy out properties that lie in the worst flood prone section of the Passaic River. That is good government. Rebuilding everyone that knowingly sits like an annual target for Atlantic Ocean storms, just daring mother nature to just try and knock them over, is not my idea of good government.
If the taxpayers are forced to get involved, I am more in favor of buyouts than rebuilding, ultimately returning more of the shore to the natural tideland, wetland, green space barrier it was for everyone further inland, before so much development paved it over.
In a relationship, the mistress usually is quite accommodating. Why not Christie?
Ditto back at ya. Like you I am no big fan of Christie. Same reason; he's not conservative enough. But all the Christie bashing that is going on in the wake of the elections is ridiculous, and it diminishes the opportunity to show the lie of Democrat compassion by contrast between the New Jersey response and the gams being played in New York.
But then bitching and pointing fingers is always a lot easier than using reason.
we need a “sane Conservtives” ping response list
to bring our more sane friends in an these threads, to join us when we are surrounded by hysteria over molehills
these tangents only create divisions between Conservatives
thanks for joining in on this thread
I'm not saying it's a good idea to rebuild all the homes, mind you ... I'm just saying there's going to be a lot of folks in New Jersey (including the governor) lining up with their hands out asking Uncle Sam to foot the bill for it.
Where do they charge their phones? Wonder how the cops knew who they were calling?
It sounds like the cops are holding them hostage. Did you report this?
When the commie gets his, people are easy to deal with.
When people allowed themselves to be used they are always easy to deal with.
It's hard to figure how he had time in a crisis to entertain what a phone call will do! Like he would have done if it were NOT the week before election time. Time management, bad decision maker, back stabber - flaws for the easily used governor. Christie can't say 'no' to the devil or donuts!
obese, communist Christie is a lot like obama, 2 birds of a feather!
Wrong. His part of his state was in a disaster and barry the commie couldn’t care less - he had an election to win and needed photo ops so he could CONTROL you for who knows how long.
Well the both took the test, BOTH has the same disaster and who couldn’t say ‘no’ to politician whoring around for votes?
Christie fails and he knows it - we all know it = so this article is a ‘comfort food’ for Christie. That’s a good boy, Christie, now feel better and no more crying!
I don't now WTH is wrong with Christie.
I think you replied to the wrong person. Your reply doesn’t jive with my post.
You:Cuomo is an epic disaster.
Me: A part of his state was in a disaster, he’s not the disaster.
And of course the Democrats will support Christie’s opponent in the next election, anyway, UNLESS Christie turns Rat beforehand.
Come on. He’s a horrible governor. Before that he was a horrible head of HUD.