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Chris Christie Blasts Romney Camp Gossips, Says He Didn’t ‘Snub’ GOP Candidate

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Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, a vocal supporter of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has been accused by many on the right of damaging the election by working with President Obama in a bipartisan effort to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy dealing with the harrowing aftermath of the superstorm.

On Twitter, conservatives have taken to calling Christie a “traitor,” a “turncoat,” and worse after he publicly praised Barack Obama for suspending his campaign in the last days leading up to the election to visit New Jersey as well as for throwing his support to the GOP governor for any relief needed in the state as it struggles to return to normalcy.

On Sunday, a story ran in the media citing anonymous Romney campaign staffers who complained that Christie “snubbed” Romney by declining a Sunday night rally to support the GOP candidate due to Sandy-related obligations the Governor was fulfilling.

Christie had some not-indirect words for the Romney staffers he blasted today, essentially saying the imagined tiff was really sour grapes over his work with Obama after Sandy:

“I said to him, ‘Listen, Mitt, if this storm hits the way I think it’s going to, I’m off the campaign trail from here to Election Day,’… And he said to me, ‘Chris, of course. That’s what you have to do. Do your job. Don’t worry about me. I’ll take care of things.’”

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“So all this other noise, I think, is coming from know-nothing, disgruntled Romney staffers who, you know, don’t like the fact that I said nice things about the president of the United States. Well, that’s too bad for them.”

Christie also said that, had Sandy not destroyed much of New Jersey, he “would have been happy to go out on the road and help [Romney].”

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28 Responses to “Chris Christie Blasts Romney Camp Gossips, Says He Didn’t ‘Snub’ GOP Candidate”

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  2. Gina Lynne Bledsoe

    I think they are making Governor Christie a scapegoat. He is a to the point person and they need to get over themselves, They failed because they were out of touch elitists who bungled their own campaign. The people made Romney lose. Not Governor Chris Christie.

  3. Leo Tolosa

    I'm not a huge Christie fan, but I got to give him respect for prioritizing the constituents and his willingness to suspend partisan politics.

  4. Christopher Reynolds

    isn't it like the GOP to try to find someone to blame for their losses other than their policies which are aliennating voters. Mr. Christie did exactly what he was elected to do..look out for his constituents.

  5. Linda Marie Mikesell Carroll

    Interesting that some in the GOP wanted to place partisan politics above the the people.

  6. Jeffrey Dixon

    The issue is not whether Christie should have focused on the people in his state. Of course he should have. The issue is the slobbering way he fawned over Obama and then wept when Obama had Bruce Springsteen talk with him on the phone. What exactly did Obama do for the state of NJ other than get a photo op with his flak jacket?

  7. Pamela Dellai-Rogers

    I think Gov Christie did the right thing in doing HIS job for the people of NJ. Not only did he gain the repspect from the people of NJ but all through out america for doing what is right. There is more important things than campagining during a crisis. As for praising Pres Obama he deserved the praise no matter what party he belongs to as so does Gov Christie. I do believe it was called TEAM WORK which they are lacking in congress mayvbe they should get the hint!

  8. Darien Smith

    It's amazing the support that you can give someone during their time of need by just being there, and offering a helping hand. Plus, the commitment of the removal of the bureaucratic red tape sure helps.

  9. Bill DeBacker

    Look to the fat pasty white guys, who are behind this, Rove, Ailes, Limbaugh et al! They have to blame someone! It couldn't be how they tried to buy this election!

  10. Suzanne Snyder

    Comments like this and the Republicans wonder why they lost the election. Mr. Christie was doing his job taking care of his State. I was not really a Christie fan, but I am now. He was willing to suspend partisan politics to help the people of his State. The Congress should learn a lesson from this but they won't.

  11. Tracy Sills

    I have my disagreements with Chris Christie. But he did what ride-or-die Jersey Boys do! Put Jersey first! How mature of the Republican base to have a tantrum because things didn't go their way. The man did what he had to do to get things done. Period.

  12. Savannah Wells

    Good for Christie and the fact that he was more dedicated to doing his job as governor than kissing Republican ass! He did exactly what he was supposed to do. Just proves what I have though all along: Repubicans care about themselves and nobody else, including their own when it suits them. Christie greeted Obama with respect and class, as Romney would have expected to receive if he won had the election. Shame on the GOP. Now, get to work and solve this mess that your boy Bush created.

  13. William Hawkinberry

    Poor Jeffrey, just like the majority of Republican's, too full of hate to realize the truth. That's OK you keep hating on Obama, you see what it got you all so far!!

  14. Sirdhar Patel

    I am so appalled at the poles of these parties, that I thought about leaving the US when Obama got elected in 2008, and was certain I would leave when it looked like the election would be Cain/Paul/Obama. Lucky it deadlocked, although would have liked to have seen Romney get it. We are headed for a Hitler or a Mengistu or an Ahmedinajab if people do not get their acts together.

  15. Scott Nixon

    How dare Christie put the welfare of his state and his constituents before partisan ideology!

  16. Anonymous

    Instead of picking corn out in Kansas, take a ride out to NJ and see for yourself.

  17. Mary Wood

    Does Jeff pick corn, too? I agree he should go to NJ to kick Christie's A** for not running with Mitt, or not running for president for that matter.