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  •  I don't understand this? (0+ / 0-)

    Even when they do things you like, by sheer measure of being an R, you feel the need to mock. That seems way more petty than "progressive" to me. There is a difference between being partisan and just being childish.

    "The government of the many, not the government of the money" - Nancy Pelosi

    by Americantrueandblue on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 03:18:38 PM PST

    •  Christie's not your friend. (3+ / 0-)

      His position on Sandy is the bare minimum a governor should be doing for his people.  And if Sandy hit anywhere else, he'd be silent.

      •  Who said he was? (1+ / 0-)
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        The point is he is doing what a governor should do. I don't understand the reason to undercut that. Give credit where credit is due no matter how little credit that may be.

        "The government of the many, not the government of the money" - Nancy Pelosi

        by Americantrueandblue on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 04:02:21 PM PST

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        •  You have a point. (0+ / 0-)

          Some elected officials have caused distrust among some voters  in the past and it will probably be hard for them to regain the trust of the voters that were the targets in some way of their policies.

          I can't speak for anyone and haven't followed Christie carefully, but, I can understand not trusting a politician who in the past seemed to enjoy polarizing the state.

          I don't know if that is what is going on here, just my 2 cents.

        •  He gets the credit for his Sandy performance (0+ / 0-)

          But the rest of his career is what is being considered.
          These guys are not people I'd want to see join the Democratic Party, even if they are seeing the dirty underside and saying so.
          We just whittled down the Blue Dog Caucus from 54 to 14 while increasing the number of Dems in Congress, we're on track to field a very good party. These guys are both vulnerable, in part because of their party affiliation and in part because their party hasn't delivered for them and no longer can. Rather than welcome them into the party, defeat them with decent Democratic candidates.

          If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

          by CwV on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 06:50:39 PM PST

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