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Outrage: Christie rips House GOP, denies pork in pork-filled Sandy relief bill

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Well, anyone hoping that Chris Christie would use his soapbox to shine a spotlight on the porktastic components of the failed Sandy relief bill got hung out to dry. At his presser today, Christie railed against John Boehner and the House GOP for scrapping the bill:

10s of thousands of New Jerseyans entered 2013 unsure of their future bc of Sandy.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) January 2, 2013

66 days and the wait continues. There is only one group to blame for this delay…

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) January 2, 2013

Natural disasters happen in red states & blue states. We respond to these disasters not as Republicans or Democrats we respond as Americans

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) January 2, 2013

What I watched last night was disappointing and disgusting to watch.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) January 2, 2013

We have been waiting six times longer than the victims of Katrina & there’s no end in site.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) January 2, 2013

NJ and NY are tired of being treated like second class citizens. We deserve better and America deserves better.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) January 2, 2013

66 days and counting. Shame on you. Shame on [email protected]nygovcuomo and I will not stop fighting together to get this done. #SandyBill

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) January 2, 2013

[email protected]nygovcuomo and I are not wallflowers and we are not shrinking violets. We are going to work together to make this happen.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) January 2, 2013

And by “work together,” he means “blame Congressional Republicans for everything.”

Gov Christie – “Unlike Congress, we have actual responsibilities.””This is why the American people hate Congress.”#Sandy

— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) January 2, 2013

“Gov. Cuomo and I are as frustrated as we can be,” Gov. Christie says. “Unlike people in Congress, we have actual responsibilities”

— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) January 2, 2013

I was wrong earlier. @govchristie is ONLY blaming House Republicans and not the Senate or Obama for loading the bill with pork. WOW.

— RB (@RBPundit) January 2, 2013

[email protected]govchristie: “There’s only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these victims: the House majority and their speaker”

— Mike Grynbaum (@grynbaum) January 2, 2013

CHRISTIE SAYS ‘THIS IS THE SPEAKERS FAULT’ ABOUT SANDY BILL

— zerohedge (@zerohedge) January 2, 2013

Christie on Sandy bill ‘This is the speaker’s decision and his alone.”

— Ginger Gibson (@GingerGibson) January 2, 2013

Christie said that he attempted to contact John Boehner several times and was met with silence:

Christie says he was given “no explanation” for why #Sandy bill didn’t get taken up/says he called Boehner + he didn’t return his calls

— lesley clark (@lesleyclark) January 2, 2013

But perhaps Boehner was busy with other things:

Oh, @govchristie? Boehner didn’t take your calls? Maybe he was busy with something…like a fiscal cliff. But no, you’re more important.

— Sunny (@sunnyright) January 2, 2013

According to Christie, though, the fiscal cliff was just a big nothingburger:

. @govchristie just called the fiscal cliff “fake.” Really? Our taxes just went up, buddy.

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 2, 2013

Says guy w/ fake deadline on Sandy bill. RT @gingergibson: Christie on Congress “They got caught up in this fake crisis of the fiscal cliff”

— Matt Cover (@MattCover) January 2, 2013

Really?

I have a feeling there is a “F” you in Christie’s future from Boehner.

— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) January 2, 2013

Could very well be.

While Christie accused House Republicans of playing politics:

Christie “put aside the politics and help our people now.”

— Ginger Gibson (@GingerGibson) January 2, 2013

“Ppl are putting politics ahead of responsibilities” [email protected]govchristie Not passing a bill full of crap not related to relief isn’t political

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 2, 2013

<– Is old enough to remember when Gov. Christie wasn’t going to play politics w/ Sandy recovery.

— Matt Cover (@MattCover) January 2, 2013

He failed to notice his own political posturing:

“Disaster is something you don’t play games with” [email protected]govchristie. Right, sooo why isn’t he blaming the ppl who stuck pork in relief bill?

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 2, 2013

He’s gone full msnbc RT @thefix: Chris Christie gets that attacking House Republicans = good politics for anyone at the moment.

— Rschrim (@Rschrim) January 2, 2013

Christie is calling the delay of Sandy Relief Bill “political” fails to mention majority of the bill is pork #fail

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 2, 2013

Holy crap. Christie is going full bore on the House Republicans. Call me when this is over.

— RB (@RBPundit) January 2, 2013

If @govchristie want a real hurricane relief bill, he should be slamming Congress for inserting millions in pork, not as “politics”

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 2, 2013

There’s no excuse for what Christie just did, other than the fact he knows blaming Republicans is good politics now.

— Chelsea (@chelseagrunwald) January 2, 2013

Not only that, but when confronted about the outrageous amount of pork in the relief bill, Christie refused to acknowledge the truth, dismissing criticism as “talking points”:

. @govchristie actually just said the Sandy Relief Bill is NOT a pork filled piece of legislation. My god.

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 2, 2013

This is BULLSHIT, @govchristie.

— RB (@RBPundit) January 2, 2013

Don’t get in between Chris Christie and the pork. #Dangerous #Sandy

— Ali A. Akbar (@ali) January 2, 2013

What a stupid thing to say MT @mollyesque: Chris Christie says congressmen complaining about pork are reading ill-informed talking points.

— Jeff Emanuel (@jeffemanuel) January 2, 2013

. @govchristie should be berating pork going to Alaska fisheries when it is supposed to be going to Sandy victims, but he’s not

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 2, 2013

Disappointed in @govchristie ‘s refusal to acknowledge the pork tacked onto the Sandy bill.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 2, 2013

So according to @govchristie, not passing a relief bill full of non-relief pork is “toxic politics.” Just wow.

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 2, 2013

When Christie finally did acknowledge the presence of pork, he minimized its significance, reserving his outrage for Republicans:

Finally, @govchristie points out some of the pork, Smithsonian roof, Alaska fisheries, etc. still doesn’t blame Reid for pork.

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 2, 2013

Shorter @govchristie: “That bill for Sandy that has funding for Alaskan fisheries IS NOT filled with pork!”

— RB (@RBPundit) January 2, 2013

Quit grandstanding. Alaskan #Sandy pork not disgusting? RT @govchristie: What I watched last night was disappointing and disgusting to watch

— Rschrim (@Rschrim) January 2, 2013

If Christie really had the guts he would blame All congress with all the pork on that bill. Don’t just blame GOP #coward

— Michelle (@michnic70) January 2, 2013

Again, there are two types of pork. Bad, wasteful pork – and pork that benefits Chris Christie. Right, @govchristie?

— Landon(@OrwellForce) January 2, 2013

Yep.

Many conservatives well aware of Christie’s more liberal proclivities were nonetheless shocked by his outright GOP-bashing:

Christie’s chances as a national Republican candidate were already dead imo, but he cemented that just now.. repeating Obama talking points.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) January 2, 2013

There is no excuse for what Christie is doing right now. NONE. Don’t defend his actions to me.

— RB (@RBPundit) January 2, 2013

Christie actually went out of his way to avoid pinning ANY blame on the people who loaded the bill with non-Sandy related spending.

— RB (@RBPundit) January 2, 2013

Where was his outrage at Harry Reid?

“Last night my party was responsible for this” [email protected]govchristie. Not once points out Harry Reid’s Senate pork in the bill.

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 2, 2013

Hey @govchristie, you know exactly why that bill didn’t pass. Why don’t you quit playing victim and ask Reid for a clean bill. #soapbox

— Cait Meisenheimer (@caitmeise) January 2, 2013

“I think that he’s wrong. He should be looking at the senate,” says Marsha Blackburn on Chris Christie just now. #dlrs

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 2, 2013

Or the vacationing President Obama?

Note that Christie isn’t even knocking Obama for a lack of leadership — the prez is on vacation.

— daveweigel (@daveweigel) January 2, 2013

No time for that. Must target the GOP.

I’m old enough to remember when Chris Christie was supposed to be conservative.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) January 2, 2013

Chris Christie was obviously visited over the holidays by a time traveler warning him to never be nominated for President.

— Joshua Treviño (@jstrevino) January 2, 2013

He certainly didn’t win many Republican fans today.

Feels like Christie is morphing into a Bloomberg-like hybrid politician distancing himself from GOP not democrat- what should we call it?

— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) January 2, 2013

@cvpayne Judascrat

— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) January 2, 2013

Or:

Breaking: Chris Christie is a politician.

— Lee Doren (@LDoren) January 2, 2013

Politician or not, today’s diatribe did not endear him to proponents of fiscal responsibility.

I get political maneuvers. I understand the occasional demagoguery. I get it all. What Chris Christie just did goes BEYOND that.

— RB (@RBPundit) January 2, 2013

Christie saying he doesn’t blame Obama or Dems. “Only” blames Republicans for not passing pork-laden disaster bill. He’s pathetic.

— Sunny (@sunnyright) January 2, 2013

That rat bastard LIED about what happened. LIED. UNACCEPTABLE LIES.

— RB (@RBPundit) January 2, 2013

Ouch.

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