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Chris Christie Tells Brian Williams He's 'Disappointed' in Obama's Partisanship

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sat down with NBC's Brian Williams for an interview to air on Thursday's NBC Nightly News.

As you can see in the clip below, Christie, a Republican, said he was disappointed that Obama has been "incredibly partisan." As Christie said,
"When you're president, your obligation -- I think -- is to set the tone and to embarrass the others into changing theirs. And I've been disappointed in the real partisan tone the president has taken, both in terms of his policies and in terms of his rhetoric. And now, he seems kind of angry about things when I see him out on the campaign trail. And I don't think that President Obama does angry well. I don't think that suits him well...

... I think [Obama] promised to be something very different. He promised to be post partisan. And he really hasn't been."
You can watch the clip here:

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aquarharris688

Chris Christie should pay attention to N.J. and give them what they need! Who does Christie think he is! He's the one that is angry and partisan when dealing with the people of N.J. He should concentrate on creating jobs and improving the economy and education in N.J. He should stop supporting the rich and work to improve the unemployment rate. Go home Christie because you don't know Pres. Obama and you are the one that is partisan!

October 22 2010 at 10:40 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
Rogell

The governor doesn't get it - partisanship is a two-way-street. If he's so disappointed, I suggest he bring the matter up with his party. That is, the Senate Minority Leader and the House Minority Leader or "the party of no."

October 22 2010 at 9:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
langs13

Christie has blown the state of NJ 1 billion dollars to date. The school fiasco was 400 million. Refusing to raise taxes on the rich 600 million. While he raised everyone real estate tax and the seniors in the state taxes went even higher. He campaigned on increasing the real estate tax rebate for senior citizens. Once in office he stopped the program. So not only did the seniors receive the tax increase we all did. Theirs was higher because he completely killed the rebate program. In NJ the saying is. Vote Republican so the senior citizens can support the rich.

October 22 2010 at 7:25 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
ellingt5

Pres Obama spends his entire time insulting, demeaning and defaming the very people he was elected to serve. He has not kept one campaign promise on the right or the left! It is easy for him to blame republicans but it makes him look foolish. They had to bribe and threaten Democrats to get their policies passed. They didn't even need Republicans. Hopefully, this election will be a wake up call and he will start acting like a President of ALL the people,not just progressive liberals!

October 21 2010 at 11:24 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
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christierandall

where have you been...of course he has kept promises and he tries to continue to do so. Since the day he took office the republicans agenda was to make him fail...McConnell senate minority now says if they win the majority maybe they will co-operate with him..McConnell was one of the architects of the "no" strategy. The republicans would rather place the interests of their party first before country. They need to stop playing games and do what is right for america.

October 22 2010 at 12:52 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
Rogell

ellingt5, somebody's been lying to you or you don't accept facts very well. The word isn't bribe or threaten, but negotiate and/or compromise which is what the Senate Majority Leader did with respect to revamping healthcare. I believe you can get a copy of President Obama's accomplishments can be obtained by going to rwatson@lynn.edu. In my view, the president has reached out to all members of society.

October 22 2010 at 9:35 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
lpb99

of course christie has never seemed angry has he?--oh did he mention how he blew $400 million in education money because he refused to lose face with the "other side"--so much for his belief in bipartisanship--the teabaggers always say they want that but they never do it

October 21 2010 at 10:12 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
cenzo

I hope that the independent voters out there will realize that Gov Christie is just playing the politics game. It was extremely clear from day one of Obama's Presidency, that they had no intention of working with the Democrats. I believe their intention was to be so much of a stumbling block to anything progressing, (see 400 bills stuck in the senate) that they could then tell everyone on that Obama's policies aren't working and that "the American People" don't want them. I understand why the Republicans have play it they way they have over the last two years. They needed some way to recover from 2008 meltdown. Also, the Dem's have been pretty impotent since they insisted on trying to include the Repub's It's all pretty pathetic on both sides. They're making moving to France look like a good option.

October 21 2010 at 9:31 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
mbmorrow4

Christie isn't willing to place any responsibility on the Republican leadership that just said NO to everything, even tax cuts they would normally have supported. Bi-partisanship requires 2 parties willing to work together.

October 21 2010 at 7:56 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
fibblefester

Of course the Republican Presidents of the past were NEVER partisan. Right?

October 21 2010 at 7:46 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Hoser

I have been disappointed with both parties after 1994 when the GOP got in. They have done nothing but measures to enhance corporate america and the rich while throwing crumbs to the middle class and alas in 2008 saddling the country with the worst jobs and financial crisis since the depression. Worse is people wanting to go back there. What are they thinking. If you want to go back to the GOP, lets go back to the Eisenhower era where the rich and corporations paid commensurate taxes to their income.

October 21 2010 at 6:49 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
nflamingo

You have to blame BOTH parties. Neither wants to fully listen to the other........Obama is suppose to be the leader and demand that the parties work together, but he too has not done his job.

October 21 2010 at 6:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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