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NJ's gov speaks loudly and carries a big stick

There are 81 comments on the KSRO-AM Santa Rosa story from Feb 27, 2011, titled NJ's gov speaks loudly and carries a big stick. In it, KSRO-AM Santa Rosa reports that:

It was the kind of dilemma that could make a new governor wring his hands. The state Senate was considering a bill to restore higher taxes on millionaires.

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“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#2 Feb 27, 2011
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New Jersey governor speaks loudly and carries a big drumstick.

Just another schoolyard bully with no balls.

Toss him a T-bone and see how fast he runs for it.
Mothra

Othello, WA

#3 Feb 27, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
More like:
New Jersey governor speaks loudly and carries a big drumstick.
Just another schoolyard bully with no balls.
Toss him a T-bone and see how fast he runs for it.
Troll.

Since: Dec 07

Ft Lauderdale

#4 Feb 27, 2011
Finally, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, a Democrat and hulking ironworker from the Philadelphia suburbs, burst into the office to deliver the bill personally, a swarm of reporters in tow.

Christie may have been cornered, but you wouldn't know it from what he did next.

He stepped out of his private office, picked up his pen _ and gleefully vetoed the bill.

No hemming and hawing, no apologies. It's the Christie Way, and New Jerseyans have grown accustomed to it.

THIS GUY IS GOOD!

Since: Dec 07

Ft Lauderdale

#5 Feb 27, 2011
Happy to wield a veto pen, seemingly eager to lambast anyone and anything that stands in his way and apt to use sarcasm to make his points, Christie is a phenomenon _ and not just in New Jersey. He's become a talk show regular, a star on YouTube and Twitter, a headliner at campaign events for conservative candidates, the favorite of some Republicans looking to the 2012 presidential race.

All on the basis of his first year in office _ a year defined by the fights he'd picked.

He's sparred with the federal government, the Legislature, the public workers' unions, the state Supreme Court, and the authorities and commissions that oversee components of daily life like sewer fees and bridge tolls.

No one seems off limits, including citizens who dare question him in his series of town hall meetings or those who question his policies on Twitter.

What most call fighting, he calls having a conversation _ Jersey style. Which is to say, brash, loud and direct.

"Sometimes you can't get to a compromise unless there's a battle first," he said.

Since: Dec 07

Ft Lauderdale

#6 Feb 27, 2011
Christie burnished a reputation as a corruption buster, convicting more than 130 public officials.

And then he ran for governor, offering lots of criticism but few specifics on how he would do things like balance the budget.

His strength was explaining to a frustrated public just how simple the state's problems were.

That worked well against Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine, a liberal former investment banker whose chief oratorical skill was explaining why everything was so complicated.

Since: Dec 07

Ft Lauderdale

#7 Feb 27, 2011
New Jersey's governor may be the nation's most powerful. He is the only statewide elected official, aside from his lieutenant and the two U.S. senators, and appoints the attorney general, secretary of state and nearly every Cabinet post and all state judges and prosecutors, subject to confirmation.

Supreme Court justices are nominated for initial seven-year terms; after that, they must be renominated to receive lifetime tenure, and every governor has done so in every instance since the state constitution was enacted in 1947.

But Christie is determined to change an activist court that has forced the state to spend billions on education in poor districts, dictated that towns make room for homes for low-income people and verged on allowing gay couples to marry. When Justice John Wallace, a moderate and the court's only African-American member, came up for renomination, Christie said no.

The result? For nine months, Sweeney and the state Senate have refused to give his nominee a confirmation hearing.

New Jersey's governor also has a conditional veto that can force changes in bills, and veto power that can be used to shape the actions of scores of lesser-known but vital public agencies.

Christie has made the most of that power.

"He's not afraid to use it. He's swinging for the fences," said Sweeney.

Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#8 Feb 27, 2011
Kinda seems like NJ's problem is the same as everywhere. Unions. And Christie ain't afraid of them

maddog2008

Since: Sep 08

United States

#9 Feb 27, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
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New Jersey governor speaks loudly and carries a big drumstick.
Just another schoolyard bully with no balls.
Toss him a T-bone and see how fast he runs for it.
The only one I see that doesn't have any balls is the person that is sitting in the White House.I wouldn't say too much about anything to do with meat as it seems that the Obama's love Kobi steaks and ribs.(paid for by the taxpayers)You have one thing about Christie,he does what he said he would do unlike Obama.BTW,how is all of that hope and change thing working for you?

maddog2008

Since: Sep 08

United States

#10 Feb 27, 2011
sailorman2 wrote:
Kinda seems like NJ's problem is the same as everywhere. Unions. And Christie ain't afraid of them
It is about time that there is a honest person in office with the guts to take on the unions.

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#12 Feb 27, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
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New Jersey governor speaks loudly and carries a big drumstick.
Just another schoolyard bully with no balls.
Toss him a T-bone and see how fast he runs for it.
LOL, you beat me to it…

He speaks loudly and carries a big gut on the reverse side of that fat ass. It’s funny how he feels that he can throw his “weight” around, in spite of being a political “light-weight.
Mothra

Othello, WA

#13 Feb 27, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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LOL, you beat me to it…
He speaks loudly and carries a big gut on the reverse side of that fat ass. It’s funny how he feels that he can throw his “weight” around, in spite of being a political “light-weight.
Beat you to what?

First troll post of the thread?

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#15 Feb 27, 2011
Mothra wrote:
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Troll.
troll would be a step up for that pos.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#18 Feb 27, 2011
I like this guy. He deserves the Howard Taft award.
My advice: Go easy on the lasagna.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#19 Feb 27, 2011
maddog2008 wrote:
<quoted text>It is about time that there is a honest person in office with the guts to take on the unions.
He's got the guts alright.

My question is: Can the State of New Jersey afford to feed
this beached whale?
Liberal Antidote

Charleroi, PA

#20 Feb 27, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
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New Jersey governor speaks loudly and carries a big drumstick.
Just another schoolyard bully with no balls.
Toss him a T-bone and see how fast he runs for it.
I'll bet you'd love to get your hawk nose up Christies azz hoping for a nice big taco fart.
Liberal Antidote

Charleroi, PA

#21 Feb 27, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL, you beat me to it…
He speaks loudly and carries a big gut on the reverse side of that fat ass. It’s funny how he feels that he can throw his “weight” around, in spite of being a political “light-weight.
You and caribou skank luv a nice big azz. Do you two fart smellers have a reality show in the works yet? You can call it, Patsy & Caribou connoisseurs of Farts.
Liberal Antidote

Charleroi, PA

#22 Feb 27, 2011
Gary wrote:
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He's got the guts alright.
My question is: Can the State of New Jersey afford to feed
this beached whale?
Of course, he a working man, you are being fed by welfare checks and food stamps.

Since: Dec 07

Ft Lauderdale

#23 Feb 27, 2011
Christie gets my Vote for President if he Runs. He doesn't even have to attend a debate. We've seen his actions and they speak 10X Louder than any bs words Obama can say.
Ho Lee Schitt

Warrington, PA

#24 Feb 27, 2011
I wish someone would shove that big stick up fat boys azz where it belongs!
Liberal Antidote

Charleroi, PA

#25 Feb 27, 2011
Ho Lee Schitt wrote:
I wish someone would shove that big stick up fat boys azz where it belongs!
like the one that's shoved up your azz?

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