Chris "Photo Op" Christie is way ahead of gubernatorial Dem challenger Barbara Buono in the polls. That means Democrats are supporting him, as well as independents. But why? Just go back and read any one of the following posts, and then fill me in on why any Democrat or thinking independent would vote for such a nasty, self-serving, abusive, hypocritical conservative:
- VIDEO: “Christie is as bad as the rest of these radical governors. Chris Christie is a disciple of GW Bush.”
- Chris Christie's guy: "I have no interest in paying for your health care. I'd hate to see you get cancer but that's your problem, not mine."
On "All In," Chris Hayes gave me plenty of reasons to add this post to the above list:
Thank you Chris Hayes, for bringing us this story:
Here's something you might not know about the "Stronger than the Storm" ad campaign. The New York Times, in outlining some Jersey storm victims complaints over how Gov. Christie has managed the recovery, included this tidbit: "They accused him of using the storm for his owning aggrandizement, particularly after he spent $4.7 million in federal money to hire a politically connected firm to produce the television ads, choosing it over an agency that bid less but did not plan to show the governor in its commercials."
...Fair Share Housing Center has sued Governor Christie over Sandy aid.
Has Governor Cristie done a good job of rebuilding New Jersey in the wake of Sandy?
Congressman Rush Holt:
He's done a good job to build his image.
The harder you're hit by Sandy on average, the less satisfied you are with the response of the Christie administration. You made reference to this lawsuit against him on lack of transparency on how the funds are disbursed and only a very small fraction of the funds have been disbursed. And so i think there's a lot that's lacking in the response.
And i also should say, the response should include a forthright recognition of the reality of climate change. And the response should include keeping the government open so that the -- so that the federal funds can actually be distributed. You know, a billion and a half dollars in funds were delayed, HUD funds, because of the government closure....
People from afar, maybe in other states, think that the governor's response has been wonderful. It sure looks good on film. But the closer you are to it, the less satisfied it seems it seems that you are.
Adam Gordon, staff attorney, Fair Share Housing Center:
There's 75% of people that were hit by the storm that they felt that the Christy administration's response doesn't care about people like them.
And in related news, Republican Sandy naysayers now want New York money. Unbelievable.