Governor Chris Christie to Obama: What the hell we paying you for?

The epic failure on the part of, mostly Democrats, to cut spending and thus cut the deficit has shown just how politics trumps our economic vitality and liberty. It is a fact not lost on NJ Governor Christie who took the opportunity to take a whack at Obama for voting present on this issue. Video below the fold:

The specific reference is to the super committee failure to cut $1 trillion dollars from the budget over 10 years mind you because Republicans would not give in on raising taxes … more on that in a bit. And Democrats insisted on cash … and of course would not touch entitlements … the result no deal, no cuts.

But had the President stepped in, perhaps a deal? We’ll never know, but Christie knows one thing, Obama’s no leader … more like a Senator. Watch and enjoy, mobsters.


Thanks to Hot Air for finding the video.

As for raising taxes to cut the deficit? Well I’ll let Grover Norquist explain … give them more money … the Dems will just spend it.


Jim Vicevich

Jim is a veteran broadcaster and conservative/libertarian blogger with more than 25 years experience in TV and radio. Jim's was the long-term host of The Jim Vicevich Show on WTIC 1080 in Hartford from 2004 through 2019. Prior to radio, Jim worked as a business and financial reporter for NBC30 - the NBC owned TV station in Hartford - and as business editor at WFSB-TV in Hartford for 14 years while earning six Emmy nominations and three Telly Awards.


  1. crystal4 on November 29, 2011 at 9:11 am

    WTH is he talking about? Does he even know that HIS Republican congressional leadership told Obama in August to “stay out” of the negotiations??
    (BTW, he needs to stay out of kitchens.)

    • phil on November 29, 2011 at 10:02 am

      That’s low.

    • Dimsdale on November 29, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      The ad hominems just take all the worth out of your arguments, crystal.

    • Murphy on November 29, 2011 at 12:17 pm

      Wow the Obamanation takes orders from the Republicans? Then it is Bush’s fault, does Bush program TOTUS also?

  2. Lynn on November 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Show us the link Crystal. Also, he is the president and like the elephant (ok donkey) he can sit anywhere he wants.

  3. RoBrDona on November 29, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Only a truly depraved narcissist can pattern themselves a Marxist “benevolent” despot in America. The O has never governed in our democratic understanding of the term. There is only partisanship. He dictates orders that he expects fulfilled or he will throw you under the bus. He has no interest in how the order gets completed, or who it hurts in its completion. Add in the fact that he hates everything our country stands for and is programmed only to destroy the “old” world and usher in rise of the victim class ruled by a tiny cadre – and you have a disaster that will take a long time (if ever) to make right again. Just ask a Russian. ?

  4. sammy22 on November 29, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Well, even Kudlow (no raving liberal) was happy that the super-committee failed. The? result is $1T mandatory cut in spending (on top of last summer’s $1.2T) with NO tax increase. Obviously this is not enough (not even a start) for Jim and other commentators on this blog. You should all be HAPPY.

    • Dimsdale on November 29, 2011 at 3:27 pm

      As opposed to the Democrat’s usual play of mandatory taxes with no cuts in spending?

  5. Lynn on November 29, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I will NOT be happy until President Obama is no longer President.? But, I am chuckling that Franks has taken himself out of the running.? Maybe as other worthless Democrats decide not to run, I can keep the laughter flowing.

  6. sammy22 on November 29, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    As I said: not enough even when it’s to your advantage. I dare say it’s not about spending cuts and no tax increases, it’s about Pres. Obama. And just like McConnell said,? you want him out no matter what.

    • phil on November 29, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      And then some!!

    • Dimsdale on November 29, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      Given the level of incompetence tempered with socialism/liberalism, he can’t be voted out soon enough.? Republicans may not be much better, but at least they don’t seem to go for the wholesale destruction of our economy the way ?bama and the Democrats do (see Jan, 2007 – Jan, 2011).
      If you are cutting unnecessary spending, and trying to shrink government, why do you need tax increases?

    • Lynn on November 30, 2011 at 7:58 am


  7. ricbee on November 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    ?The fat guy leaves me cold. He’s got nothing relevant to say.

    • crystal4 on November 30, 2011 at 6:35 am

      He had his chance to run… he was too afraid to lose to Obama. So now he will spend his time in kitchens heckling the Prez.

    • Lynn on November 30, 2011 at 8:01 am

      Did you just hear Bob Beckel say that on Fox “The Five”?

    • Dimsdale on November 30, 2011 at 8:27 am

      And ?bama had his chance to succeed, but spends his time on basketball courts and golf courses.? ?bama is the epitome of epic failure, while Christie is doing a fine job in NJ.

  8. winnie on November 30, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Glad to see the No Labels crowd is still alive and well and trying to tone down the hateful rhetoric (stay out of kitchens, fat guy).? If this is how the conversation can go, now, is it okay for me to say that Barney Frank should stay away from rest area bathrooms or Anthony Weiner should stay off of his Twitter account?? Just checkin’…want to make sure the double standard is alive and well.
    As usual, Christie is correct.? But if he isn’t going to back it up with a run for the Presidency it just makes me sad.? Mind you, I have no problem whatsoever with his criticism of O–in fact it’s refreshing to hear from someone as “bombastic” as Christie ask the obvious questions like, “What the hell are we paying you for?”? (answer:? to community organize the bi-partisan super friends (committee)).? If he can’t organize 12 freaking people, please tell me how he ever managed to organize an entire community???

  9. crystal4 on November 30, 2011 at 5:40 am

    “Remember the ?Big Bird? dress she wore for the immaculation, er, inauguration of her husband?”
    Dimsdale on Michelle Obama.

    • crystal4 on November 30, 2011 at 6:17 am

      “Pelosi is one shaky cigarette away from SNL character Nathan Thurm”
      Dimsdale on Nancy Pelosi…
      (.I could go on and on…hate hypocrisy more than anything)

    • Lynn on November 30, 2011 at 8:08 am

      Oh Please, are we going to have to drag up every hateful thing you have said about President Bush, Sarah Palin, or Linda McMahon? Frankly, I declare it a draw!!!! Snarky humor wins the day! Love it or leave it!

    • Dimsdale on November 30, 2011 at 8:31 am

      I commented on MO’s dress and Pelosi’s comic, shaky denials?? LOL!!? I didn’t say MO looked *like* Big Bird or Pelosi looks like the Cryptkeeper, did I?? LOLOL!
      My comments were tongue in cheek, while yours were patently hate filled.? Gotta tone that down.? It makes you look like you have no argument.
      To stay on topic: ?bama = fail, while Christie = success.

    • winnie on November 30, 2011 at 1:53 pm

      May I please point out the difference between the two groups and their comments?? Democrats attack their Republican opponents for their weight, their looks, their overall intelligence, their choice of religion, their support for the right to bear arms, their generally global distaste for killing babies, their support of school vouchers/home schooling, etc. while…
      Republicans take their democrat opponents to task for their failed policies.

  10. JBS on November 30, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Wow, I love a spirited exchange!
    The “Super Committee” was dead on inception. Stillborn, Kaput!
    Our “Bystander In Chief” only wanted that committee in place so that it could fail and all of the Dems could blame the Republicans. He needs to have the Republicans cast firmly as incompetent. That said and done, Gov. Christe is correct, the ZerO didn’t step in and lead. His rhetoric was for Congress to sort it out, i.e. sequester. Which serves his purpose just fine. Congress will just continue to spend.
    It is all about positioning himself for his re-election. The more the Congress is seen as ineffective, the more the Dem CongressCritters pass more spending, his czars and agencies devise more restrictive regulations and the Departments give away more (of our) money (how about a $billion+ grant for the Canadian/US pipeline?). He’s presiding, not leading,? over progress.
    The ZerO’s only ploy at this point is to paint himself as the Savior and the only adult in D.C. It has worked in the past; keep destroying the economy and cast himself as the only one who has been a sane(?) voice; the only one who can make a difference in D.C.
    That’s NOT…

    • crystal4 on November 30, 2011 at 8:08 am

      “Gov. Christe is correct, the ZerO didn?t step in and lead.”? JBS
      Ummm just read this article which said Christie was either lying or clueless.?
      Per the article: “Obama?s the one who?s offered Republican lawmakers a series of overly-generous debt reduction plans ? to the chagrin of his own party ? only to see the GOP reject every proposal.”

    • Dimsdale on November 30, 2011 at 8:33 am

      If Christie “lies or is clueless” it only hurts him, or maybe NJ, although that doesn’t appear to be the case.? When ?bama does it, the country dies a little bit more.

    • Lynn on November 30, 2011 at 11:24 am

      As to that link. Bias is as Bias does. The Republicans rejected every proposal because the Super Committee was charged with CUTTING the Budget and the Democrats (with President Obama not to be seen at the hearings) would ONLY consider anything if it included raising taxes on, can we say the swear words “rich”. It’s OK for Democrats to take campaign money from the Wall Street Crowd and BTW from the snazzy LA crowd, but we need to take every drop of money possible to leave them with less money than the UNION leaders.? You are right about one thing this is the “logic” of the LEFT.

  11. palehorse58 on November 30, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Google Christie you won’t like what you find. I’m No fan of the zero in office but I am not in favor of putting another in.

  12. sammy22 on November 30, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Still not happy: got spending cuts AND no tax increase. Maybe Pres. Obama did you a favor by staying on the “sidelines” and let the committee do what it was charged to do by Congress no less! But, nahhhhh

    • Dimsdale on November 30, 2011 at 3:00 pm

      ?bama and the Dems would have done us all a favor by sitting on the sidelines since 2007.? The Senate is also charged with creating a budget.? How’s that going?

    • crystal4 on December 1, 2011 at 6:07 am

      Dimsdale…saying he should stay outta kitchens is “hate-filled”!!!! ..someone needs a sense of humor

    • Dimsdale on December 1, 2011 at 8:55 am

      It is no different than attacking ?bama because he is black.? How would that be judged?? Are you a fatophobe?? An obesity bigot?? 😉

  13. JBS on November 30, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Sammy, you missed my point, the Super Committee was theater.
    Soooooo, back to the post. Are we paying ZerO :
    To be? non-leader, one of many? Push from behind? Jeer from the sidelines? Use the bully pulpit to heckle? Make campaign speeches at government expense? Propose legislation designed to fail? Distribute our money to DNC contributors? Give more money to Europe?
    To be a titular head of the government that is falling apart around him as he preens and postures for his re-election? Claim victory when there is only chaos? Double-speak all of the time?
    What are the Republican options? Romney is tomorrow’s roadkill. Maybe Newt–Republican presidential candidate leader de jour–has a lot of baggage, is not as “warm and fuzzy” as we would like, has had a few affairs (interns, etc.) while married (never denied), talks off the top of his ego a la Nixon and others, but, but, but,? we are doing much worse with the ZerO. Christie doesn’t want to run, his choice, but he has a right, a…

    • JBS on November 30, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      duty to speak out as a concerned citizen. At least he is a governor, a leader! and Newt has had some little experience in the Congress. He’s not all of what I want, but he has a majority of what I want in a Republican presidential candidate. Tune in next week. The NYT has already started the hit pieces on him.

    • crystal4 on November 30, 2011 at 2:49 pm

      Christie is not a national pol…thinking of why he is sticking his nose into everything lately…holding these pressors…hmmm…ran out first to endorse Romney…hmmm…
      He is looking to be tapped by Romney for VP!!

    • Dimsdale on November 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm

      Better than someone with a record of accomplishment (that wasn’t plagiarized) than someone like Biden!

  14. JBS on November 30, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Whoever heard of Obama prior to the 2007/2008 presidential elections. Anyone in Illinois? Maybe?
    My point on Newt is he at least has some real world experience as a national politician. He has some experience in business. He knows how to be a lobbyist. He at least knows how things get done in the Congress. He’s not perfect but . . . better than RomneyCare . . . better than what we have presently.

    • crystal4 on December 1, 2011 at 7:10 am

      Really? Did you know Newt’s “think tank” received $33 million from insurance companies to lobby FOR the individual mandate?

    • Dimsdale on December 1, 2011 at 8:53 am

      Did you know that Martha Coakley got the health care industry lobby money in MA (well, DC really) when running against Brown?? Did you know that ?bama got truckloads of cash from the dreaded Wall Street?

  15. sammy22 on November 30, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    What happened to all the love and support for Herman Cain (Michelle Bachmann, Ron Paul… and Sarah???). Next guy to fall get the hook is Newt.

    • crystal4 on December 1, 2011 at 6:08 am

      So fickle!

    • Dimsdale on December 1, 2011 at 8:51 am

      Really?? Where is president Hillary or president Biden?? 😉

    • Lynn on December 1, 2011 at 8:57 am

      Quoting from a McDonald’s ad, “Have it your way”. The Dems pick a candidate with NO vetting, because MSM doesn’t find anything wrong with a Dem candidate. For example it was well-known that Bill Clinton indulged in extra-marital activities, but it was smiled upon, He is a “REAL”? Man. He got elected and surprise, surprise, even George Stephanoupolis (his Communications Director)was “appalled” by Clinton’s level of indulgence in every room of the WH. Read any page of his book,” All too Human, A Political Education”. But, Republicans have every wart and mole examined ad finitum by MSM. At least Republicans do due diligence and know who they nominate. There is not one Republican candidate that does not have more experience and more intelligence than President Obama. So, Anybody But Obama, well maybe not Ron Paul.

  16. JBS on November 30, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    The pack is thinning. Herman Cain seems to have a l0t of, err, history, and it seems to be unfolding daily.? What’s in tomorrow’s delivery?
    Michelle has a lot going for her campaign. Tea Party, conservative and usually well spoken. Can’t get traction. Why? Something doesn’t resonate well with the audience. ??? VP, maybe?
    Ron Paul is the Libertarian’s choice. Is he electable? I don’t know, he seems to be more of a niche candidate, what he has to say doesn’t peak electorate interest. Perhaps he is too cerebral. He certainly has some very good ideas, i.e. about revamping our monetary system. But, can the average person wrap his or her head around a concept like that?
    Sarah is sorely missed by many people. Unfortunately, she draws lightning. Her dancing with announcing as a candidate lead to voter fatigue; it was tiring. I have heard that from more than a few people. And, many women (who I talked with) generally didn’t like her! I don’t get it; to quote a former supervisor, it’s now a “mute point”.?
    The media is already firing on Newt, sharpening their steely knives and recycling mud to sling at Newt. Will it stick? He’s got a fine attitude, kinda like Christie’s; neither gives an inch…

    • JBS on November 30, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      Oh, the $64 Trillion question:?
      ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Will? Newt be the candidate?

      ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Can he defeat Obama?

      What is important here?


  17. Jeff S on November 30, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Zero is trying to do what he does best “Vote Present”

  18. Don Lombardo on December 6, 2011 at 11:49 am

    We’re paying for Obama to make the United States – China for more than one day.


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