So, I have a friend trying to understand why my Governor did what he did in allowing himself to be used as a campaign prop for a failing President. Although I agree with the politics of this friend, I disagree with the image of my governor. What I realize, is what I have always known. We have a media who is corrupt and totally biased. This friend lives in Minnesota and totally untouched by Hurricane Sandy. What he is seeing is a biased medias “paint” job of reality. A media portraying a President who is doing some wonderful job of handling the situation with this storm.
Reality is millions of people still without power.
Reality is tens of thousands waiting in line for several hours for gas.
Reality is FEMA running out of water in NY today.
Reality is the Red Cross in NY being caught flat-footed and unprepared.
Reality is people pulling food from dumpsters.
Reality is FEMA once again being caught flat-footed.
Reality is a governor who has issued 85 subpoenas as of today to go after those trying to profit through price gouging of affected citizens.
Reality is local people helping, running trucks to the areas hit to help neighbors.
Reality is that New Jersey is beginning to get back to normalcy (by no means repaired ) because we had a Governor who was engaged and made the decisions that REAL leaders make!
It will take years to rebuild what has been destroyed.
Sometimes, leaders have to make decisions that are not popular, decisions that distance him from the “Christie 2016” crowd. I have union, liberal, and democrat friends who have disagreed with me about our governor in the past, yet today many people in this state, the state of New Jersey ravaged by an awful natural disaster, for the first time in many moons, we all agree on something, Gov. Christie is a leader! Thank you Chris Christie!
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I have always had my issues with your governor, being a teacher especially. Many times over the last week I have said, “I wish I lived in Jersey.” Times like this show who is a leader, and Christie is. Politics aside, he is working to try to fix things for all or your state and should be commended!
How are you?
We are luckier than most on SI. Little personal loss, but friends are devastated and neighborhoods are gone. Such a small community. We are all feeling it.
The one thing I’ve done is keep politics off my blog…(although I’m all over it in Twitter). Being WAY over in the West Coast we’re hearing stories/pictures of what’s going on and I’m floored. Literally. I’ve always heard great things about Chris Christie and I think he’s incredible and fully support him. I think he had to “play the game” with Mr. O and that’s it. AND…at least over here…the biased media (MSM) is NOT painting the picture of Mr. O doing a wonderful job. QUITE the opposite in fact. I pray both of you are doing well in all of this.
For the most part I have tried to stay away from politics on the blog but am so crazed over this. This morning I saw a round table group discussing how the storm has been good for Obama stopping Romney’s momentum and showing him as a real leader. To that I say, ridiculous! I know people living with no heat or hot water BUT have homes and feel lucky. I know others who have not been as fortunate. NY is a mess and FEMA and the red cross have fumbled. To have anyone say that this storm was good for anyone is well for lack of a better word just plain stupid!