FAIRFIELD — A student asked Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall Wednesday what he thought of a push by President Obama and Democrats in Congress to increase the minimum wage across the U.S. to $10.10 an hour. The Republican governor — and possible…
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When Speaker of the House John Boehner’s caucus didn’t immediately sign off on a massive, bloated Superstorm Sandy relief package in early 2013, Save Jerseyans, Chris Christie’s outrage could be heard at all ends of the earth.
“We respond as Americans,” Christie bellowed following a congressional adjournment which occurred without a vote, “at least we did until last night… it was disgusting to watch.”
A majority of conservatives were of a decidedly different opinion, ranging from disinterest to feelings of betrayal. Their disgust was reserved for an event that occurred approximately two months earlier, before the Mitt Train officially derailed, when the rockstar GOP Governor embraced President Obama on Garden State soil, a move which public exit polling suggested could’ve helped move the needle in the incumbent’s direction in key 2012 battleground states like Virginia and Ohio. Base political calculation at its worst? Or simply emotions getting the best of an emotional guy?
My take at the time was as balanced as anyone could expect from a conservative blogger: it was foolish to fault Christie for refusing to leave his storm-ravaged state for a political rally, or even for hosting the Commander-in-Chief upon the White House’s request, but I also argued that the Republican Governor’s overly-effusive praise of an as-of-yet-untested federal response was premature at best and would likely prove to be the real mistake with the passage of time.admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Obama, Obama Administration, RREM, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Chris Christie, Chris Christie Town Hall, Jersey Shore, Matt Rooney, Middletown, Monmouth County, President Barack Obama, RREM, Save Jersey, Superstorm Sandy, Town Hall | Comments Off
The twice postponed Town Hall Meeting on Sandy Relief Funds is now scheduled for Thursday, February 20th, 11am, at VFW Post 2179, 1 Veterans Way (Off Rt 36) in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown Township. Doors open at 10:00 am. Seating is first come first served. RSVP’s are requested via email at TownHall.Middletown@gov.state.nj.us.
Joining Christie will be Office of Recovery and Rebuilding Executive Director Marc Ferzan, Community Affairs Deputy Commissioner Chuck Richman, Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin, Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez, Economic Development Authority CEO Michele Brown and Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski.
A mobile cabinet meeting to assist Sandy impacted homeowners and businesses is scheduled to follow the Town Hall from 12:30 till 2:00 pm.
Posted: February 18th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Bob Martin, Chris Christie, Christie Town Hall Meeting, Chuck Richman, Jennifer Velez, Ken Kobylowski, Mark Feran, Michele Brown, Middletown, Port Monmouth, Superstorm Sandy, Town Hall, Town Hall Meeting, VFW Post 2179 | 3 Comments »
Christie Town Hall tomorrow expected to be “A cross between the Jerry Springer and Maury Povich shows”
Governor Chris Christie will likely be tan and relaxed after a holiday weekend in Puerto Rico when he arrives in Middletown for his first Town Hall Meeting since last June tomorrow.
He should be ready for bear.
Christie could get RREM’d tomorrow.
Bayshore residents who overwhelmingly voted for Christie in 2009 and again last November are ready to give up on giving Christie the benefit of the doubt. The politically connected feel he’s taken Republican Monmouth and Ocean Counties for granted. Those still suffering from the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy feel like Christie has ridden their suffering to national prominence while neglecting his self professed “mission” to rebuild the shore.
The powder keg of frustration with Christie was building before the election and certainly before Bridgegate. Sandy victims brutalized by the storm feel further violated by the red tape and false starts peddled by all levels of government, banks and insurance companies.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Middletown, Monmouth County, RREM, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Chirisite, Middletown, Monmouth County, Port Monmouth, Reconstruction Rehabilitation Elevation and Mitigation, RREM, Superstorm Sandy, Town Hall, VFW Post 2179 | 4 Comments »
The Town Hall is scheduled to begin at 11 am. Doors open at 10 am. A mobile cabinet meeting is scheduled for 12:30 pm.
Seating is on a first come first served basis. No bags of any kind are permitted into the venue and personal items are subject to search.
RSVP’s are requested at TownHall.Middletown@gov.state.nj.us in order to accommodate sufficient seating.Posted: February 7th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: Chris Christie, Governor Chris Chrisite, Middletown Town Hall, Town Hall | Comments Off
Governor Chris Christie will have his first post keynote town hall meeting in Howell on Wednesday September 12, 3PM, at the Southard School Gymnasium, 115 Kent Road.
The doors open at 2:15PM.
Seating is first come first served. The Governor’s office requests that you RSVP here, in order to ensure adequate seating.Posted: September 7th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: Chris Christie, Howell, Town Hall | 6 Comments »
Governor Chris Christie held a Town Hall meeting in Garfield, Bergen County this morning. Two video’s released by his office follow.
In the first video, Christie describes how he’s raring for for the fight with the legislature over the State budget that he expects over the next 60 days and appeals to the crowd for support.
In the second video, Peter, a student asked the governor for advice on how to handle a situation where someone is authority is bullying him. Christie responds as a father and as governor. Peter follows up asking Christie for a note excusing him for missing school.Posted: May 2nd, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Education | Tags: Bergen County, Chris Christie, Garfield, Town Hall | 6 Comments »
Governor Chris Christie will hold a town hall meeting meeting on Wednesday December 21, 2011 at the Spotswood Knights of Columbus, 30 Crescent Ave, Spotswood, NJ 08884.
Doors open at 11:45 am for the noon meeting.
Seating is on a first come first served basis, but the Governor’s office requests that you RSVP here in order to ensure adequate seating.Posted: December 16th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: Chris Christie, Spotswood, Town Hall | 1 Comment »
Governor Chris Christie will be holding a Town Hall Meeting in Sayreville on Wednesday, September 21, at 11:30 AM. The doors will open at 10:30 AM.
The forum will take place at the Sayreville Senior Center, 423 Main Street.
Seating is on a first come, first served basis and is open to the public. The Governor’s office requests that those planning to attend RSVP here.Posted: September 16th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: Chris Christie, Sayreville, Town Hall | Comments Off