Christie Blasts Romney Staffers As 'Know-Nothing, Disgruntled'

Gov. Christie said Mitt Romney's staff had spread a false rumor that he had turned down an opportunity to campaign for the presidential candidate.

Gov. Christie dismissed rumors that he had turned down an opportunity to campaign for presidential Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania, saying the story had been spread by "know-nothing, disgruntled Romney staffers who don't like that I said nice things about the President of the United States."

Christie was in Westwood Tuesday to speak about New Jersey's recovery from Hurricane Sandy. The governor had previously praised President Barack Obama for the support the federal government had given to the state after the storm devasted coastal areas.

Christie explained that he had spoken with Romney before Sandy hit the state last week. Romney had asked him to join him at an event, but Christie told Romney that he would not be able to help if Sandy caused serious damage. Christie said he had never been formally invited to the event.

"Those who fear that they may be blamed if things don't go well look for other people to blame," Christie said.

Christie said he had voted for Romney Tuesday morning.

esther November 09, 2012 at 10:25 PM
And the market tanked right after the election. What does that tell you? It tells me that the financial pundents know that Romney was the right man for the job to run a country and be a financial leader. Obama will lead this country down the path to socialism. All of a sudden it's a bad thing to want to make money and live a good life! More people are living on welfare and collecting food stamps under his administration than ever before. Way to go Dems- but I bet you are the same people who shop at discount stores and want every single penny in profit you can get when you sell your house, your products, or at your yard sale. Capitalism isn't a bad thing- it's the way the United States has become a superpower. Or did you forget that in your zeal to be liberal tree hugging green peacers???
esther November 09, 2012 at 10:27 PM
May I correct you? That visit was in no way "working with a dem" that was a carefully orchestrated photo op at the expense of people who have lost everything.
esther November 09, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Writing your opinion on a website is just that; writing an opinion on a website. How do you know that the writer you so openly condemn and criticize isn't a victim in some way of Hurricane Sandy or hasn't already donated money, time, goods, and sevices to victims? You don't but that's another thing Dems do so well. They just jump to conclusions and then call them facts. Be a little less judgemental-it will take your farther.
esther November 09, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Are you talking about the same Obama who left our embassy in Libya unprotected and when repeated calls for troops to help protect the people in the embassy were not answered and he did nothing causing the deaths of our ambassador and three others? Are you talking about the same Obama who has in four years been unable to get any compromise in Congress regarding the budget and has had to wait to the eleventh hour before anything was done? Are you talking about the same Obama who with his Obamacare will bankrupt this country? Or are you talking about Obama who told business owner after business owner that they did not build their businesses? Are you talking about the same Obama who didn't have a regular, resume-quality job prior to being elected to the Senate and spent those two years running for President? Thought so.........................
esther November 09, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Brava, Emily!
esther November 09, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Excuse me proprieter but NYC didn't get a visit from the Prez and they did fine - thank you very much! AND he's coming next week. Bloomberg was right to tell him no. Christie is a jerk and took the opp to be seen with Obama like he was endorsing him-you know -picture worth a thousand words- and all that cuz he wants to be the next prez. If you think the good old boy network is dead you are wrong. It's alive and well and living in every political haven in this country. Just because the names have changed doesn't mean the rules have. Why don't you read a little Washington politics -may be eye opening for you.
watchfuleye November 09, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Christie you are a prudent politician. That was a smooth move, BUT you did what had to be done for your constituants in the affected areas. The fact that some still experience outage is not the president's or christie faulty it's your local utilities company that have the blueprints.
S. Schmitty November 10, 2012 at 02:33 AM
S. Schmitty November 10, 2012 at 02:36 AM
When is Glen Beck coming over for dinner. You can make him something from your post-apocalyptic, bomb shelter food stash.
Susan Feibush November 10, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Agree. I do not agree often with Christie, but he was right on with his handling of the crisis. He was smart enough to give President Obama respect.
Rajapaul November 10, 2012 at 01:05 PM
"...Then again, a government check may be preferable to earning a living...?......" Empty, divisive rhetoric like that is what cost the GOP the election.
Rajapaul November 10, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Obama came to give NJ the federal $$$ Christie asked for. Christie says they got it. What does Obama accomplish by "checking in"? I'm sure his people are in daily contact with the governor. And Christie will be the first to complain if Obama's not following up.
Rajapaul November 10, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Sir - As long as people like you on the right continue with your fantasy world of Republican = Wealthy hard worker, Democrat = Welfare recipient, you will lose elections.
Stuck in the Middle November 10, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Yes, Glass-Steagall was repealed trough the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act in 1999-- GLB was written by 3 Republican congressmen, and was passed in a bipartisan way by a Republican controlled House and a Republican controlled Senate. The fact is that the Federal Reserve Bank had already been granting waivers to financial institutions that allowed them to get around Glass-Steagall - the Citibank/Travelers merger in 1998 is a good example. Both parties supported the GLB Act, so both parties deserve equal blame.
Terry November 10, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Fabulous revisionist history, Alana, why, it's almost as if Dubya really never happened, never signed TARP, and never occupied 2 countries on a credit card. There's no reason to stop at Clinton, however, I'm sure that FDR and JFK had a hand in the fiscal crisis.
Jane Yavis November 10, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Mitt Romney lost because of comments like that of Clyde Donovan, Robert Hunt's and "O" of the Republican party that should have been tested when they were in elementary school. - It's always someone else's fault,,,,,, who wants to vote like them?? "Good Afternoon, I voted just like Rush told me to,,,,,,,aren't you proud"????
Jane Yavis November 10, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Clyde, keep up the good work,,,,,,Your attitude is what defeated Scott Brown, Joe the Plumber, Joe Walsh, Todd Akin, Mourdock, Susan Engle and Allen West. And the grand Prize,,,,,,,you delivered Joe Biden and Obama,,,,,with Paul Ryan not even able to win his own home state. - Don't stop now.
Jane Yavis November 10, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Esther - Does the spokesperson for the party of Elephant who never forgets want to tell me where the market was 4 years ago,,,,,,,could it be 1/2 of what it is now. Esther,,,,,this is what keeps your guys our an our guys in - Simple as that. Ask Rush,,,,,he's been a stellar success, hasn't he.
Jane Yavis November 10, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Emily,,,,,, That mis-information is exactly what lost the election for Romney. Get over yourself,,,,,,, - your hand's out too.
Sir November 10, 2012 at 09:25 PM
I'd say Romney is the better business man as he spent other peoples money and he still has a net worth of several hundred million. So, hewins and you lose. Punk.
Jane Yavis November 10, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Esther, please, enough already,,,,, didn't you get the new assignment about Petreus being compared to Clinton???
Jane Yavis November 10, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Well said, I chuckle at those wanting Rubio to help carry the Latino Vote. Do they not remember Rubio's comments... His family is neither immigrant nor Latino,,,,,they are Cuban Exiles. There's a great way to warm up to 20% of the voters in America today.
Jane Yavis November 10, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Esther, Mother of God!!!!!! Have you been to Staten Island, they aren't fine at all. What's wrong with you. What about those in the City who are just getting their electric restored??? When will you understand why people don't want to vote like you and your angry less informed comments. Romney lost because of people like you,,,,,not Christie.
Al November 11, 2012 at 12:57 PM
You know? As I read every comment on here I see that this country is truly in trouble! Obama this... Christie that... "I would've done this or that.." YOU ARE ALL IDIOTS!!! Try pointing the finger @ PSE&G for a change!!! FEMA, Insurance companies, etc. These are all nice targets!! Not your leaders!! Geez!!!
Pete November 11, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Geez, with this level of discussion, I can't wait for the power to go back out.
jett96 November 11, 2012 at 11:49 PM
We need some food, blankets, and shelter. How about starting with that and the eloquent details of poltical debate can be put on hold a bit. Fair enough?
Dupont November 13, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Obama is the best president the US ever had and Christie the best governor NJ ever had.
tryintosurvive November 13, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Both Obama and Christie are doing very good jobs thus far and probably mat sime day be considered among the best that have held their office. Their remaining time in office and their legacy will tell. However, neither one is probably going to be considered the best ever. Obama has to be considered above Washington, Lincoln, and FDR to start. Christie will have to be considered ahead of Woodrow Wilson and men named Livingston, Paterson and Bloomfield. I don't know much about the accomplishemnts of the last three but I imagine that they were pretty good.
Tortured in the Caldwells November 13, 2012 at 04:26 AM
jane you ignorant sl-t! Gas prices are twice as high as when Obamanation took office---when prices went up under Bush you were likely commenting how he was in bed with big oil. The stock market has increased on the strength of investment in the far east---not America. Along with Gas prices, food prices are through the roof--maybe you haven't noticed. Throw in that real wages are down over $4000 per person over the last 4 years, poverty is up, foodstamps are up, unemployment is up. What's Obama's answer?? I know, I know, create more dependancy on the government and more entitlement programs----you know, because the ones we have now are so well run and flush with tax revenues. You think you're bright---probably work for the government or make so much money, the prices of food, fuel and everything else means nothing to you. Obama is crushing the middle class. T NJ is broke as we struggle to pay all those dem favors to unions (government unions giving full pensions after 25 years in, along with virtually 100% taxpayer funded benes). If it wasn't for the most ignorant amongst us and the rich who could care less, there would be no Democrat party. Notice that more people are leaving this state than coming in---why? Because when people continue to vote to pick your pocket you feel you have no choice but to get the hell out an go to a republican run state. Only problem is that the Dems know to do that too and then ruin those states with their votes.
Tortured in the Caldwells November 13, 2012 at 04:40 AM
Unions have broken the backs of every state in which they have power. Who pays your pensions? Who pays for your benefits? It was an accomodation when police and teachers were paid somewhat nominal salaries. Average salaries in our town for cops??? $125,000 a year---f'ing ridiculous for a small town cop with a "C" average in highschool and two years of college. And you want free benefits too??? and retirement after 25 years? Who the hell is getting this in the real world?? Corporations would go broker if they had to pay that and we'd all be out of work. State union people don't give a poop that the rest of us are getting 1% increases each year and paying 50% and more for benefits that cost more every year while towns and the state are asking for 5% increases year-in and year-out for property tax increases to cover that crap. Enough is enough---live in the real world and quit complaining. I could care less about your newfound dissatisfaction--government unions need to be crushed into reality and non-union members are voting for just that.


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