Do Republicans believe in the politics of retaliation?

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Hoboken NJ suffered major structural damage because of Sandy, worse than the majority of cities in NJ. The city was 80% under water. The mayor of Hoboken, Dawn Zimmer, scheduled a meeting to discuss getting a small portion of NJ's massive Federal Relief Fund, which was supposed to be allocated judiciously based on need. The meeting turned into a solicitation by the Christie administration for an endorsement for the upcoming election. The mayor of Hoboken, a democrat, said she would remain neutral, though she wanted to support a Democrat. Out of respect/fear for Christie, she endorsed nobody. She reports that Christie “was quite disappointed”. The mayor of Hoboken went on to say that Christie kept asking for a public endorsement (for the upcoming election), almost if it was a "pay to play" deal. Then, because the mayor of Hoboken chose to actively and openly support Christie, her city only received 1% of what it asked for, which has left it terribly in debt. Meanwhile some cities inland, supporters of Christie, received more than they requested or needed.

Christie’s retaliation on Hoboken hurt innocent citizens who not only had to endure massive delays in getting repairs, but their city now faces terrible revenue problems, the consequences of which will plague the city for quite a while.

The new mayor of Jersey City NJ Steve Fulop, also a Democrat, scheduled a number of meetings with state officials. These meetings were intended to establish working relationships with agencies that provide necessary services to his city and its citizens. One of the meetings was scheduled to obtain relief funds for Hurricane Sandy. Once the meetings were fixed on the calendar, the Christie team solicited Fulop’s endorsement. Like the Democratic mayor of Hoboken, Fulop declined, knowing full well that he could not turn his back on his party. Within the hour of notifying the Christie team that he would be unable to provide an endorsement, the various state officials called to cancel all meetings, with no promise to re-schedule.

Christie’s retaliation on Jersey City hurt innocent citizens.

It appears that Christie created a very punitive “pay to play” retaliation machine. Either you kiss his ring, or he hurts the innocent Americans in your district. Thank god this guy's presidential run is over.

My question: is there a culture within the Republican Party that fosters partisan retaliation and the abuse of government power, or, is this an exception to the rule? Discuss.
 
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What does Chris Christie have to do with the Republican Party?
Does the Democratic Party believe in the politics of bribery and payoffs?
 

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Republicans don't like the guy because he puts people first, and democrats don't like the guy because he's Republican.
 

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Revenge is sweet for them, but there is a Japanese proverb that states: When you seek revenge, dig two graves.
 

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Hoboken NJ suffered major structural damage because of Sandy, worse than the majority of cities in NJ. The city was 80% under water. The mayor of Hoboken, Dawn Zimmer, scheduled a meeting to discuss getting a small portion of NJ's massive Federal Relief Fund, which was supposed to be allocated judiciously based on need. The meeting turned into a solicitation by the Christie administration for an endorsement for the upcoming election. The mayor of Hoboken, a democrat, said she would be supporting her own party in the election. She reports that Christie “was quite disappointed”. The mayor of Hoboken went on to say that Christie kept asking for the endorsement, almost if it was a "pay to play" deal. Then, because the mayor of Hoboken chose to support her party's gubernatorial candidate, her city only received 1% of what it asked for, which has left it terribly in debt. Meanwhile some cities inland, supporters of Christie, received more than they requested or needed.

Christie’s retaliation on Hoboken hurt innocent citizens who not only had to endure massive delays in getting repairs, but their city now faces terrible revenue problems, the consequences of which will plague the city for quite a while.

The new mayor of Jersey City NJ Steve Fulop, also a Democrat, scheduled a number of meetings with state officials and agencies. These meetings were intended to establish working relationships with agencies that provide necessary services to his city and its citizens. One of the meetings was scheduled to obtain relief funds for Hurricane Sandy. Once the meetings were fixed on the calendar, the Christie team solicited Fulop’s endorsement. He too said that he had to support the Democratic candidate for Governor. Within the hour of notifying the Christie team that he would be unable to provide an endorsement, the various state official with whom a meeting was scheduled called to cancel all the meetings, with no promise to re-schedule.

Christie’s retaliation on Jersey City hurt innocent citizens.

It appears that Christie created a very punitive “pay to play” retaliation machine. Either you kiss his ring, or he hurts the innocent Americans in your district. Thank god this guy's presidential run is over.

My question: is there a culture within the Republican Party that fosters partisan retaliation and the abuse of government power, or, is this an exception to rule? Discuss.
You wouldn't waste your time asking of the Democrat Party has such a culture because there is no question that it does. In fact, it goes much further than "retaliation." Democrats do everything they can to destroy their opponents, not just defeat them.

They are filthy, sleazy disgusting vermin. Most of them belong in prison.
 

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Hoboken NJ suffered major structural damage because of Sandy, worse than the majority of cities in NJ. The city was 80% under water. The mayor of Hoboken, Dawn Zimmer, scheduled a meeting to discuss getting a small portion of NJ's massive Federal Relief Fund, which was supposed to be allocated judiciously based on need. The meeting turned into a solicitation by the Christie administration for an endorsement for the upcoming election. The mayor of Hoboken, a democrat, said she would be supporting her own party in the election. She reports that Christie “was quite disappointed”. The mayor of Hoboken went on to say that Christie kept asking for a public endorsement (for the upcoming election), almost if it was a "pay to play" deal. Then, because the mayor of Hoboken chose to support her party's gubernatorial candidate, her city only received 1% of what it asked for, which has left it terribly in debt. Meanwhile some cities inland, supporters of Christie, received more than they requested or needed.

Christie’s retaliation on Hoboken hurt innocent citizens who not only had to endure massive delays in getting repairs, but their city now faces terrible revenue problems, the consequences of which will plague the city for quite a while.

The new mayor of Jersey City NJ Steve Fulop, also a Democrat, scheduled a number of meetings with state officials and agencies. These meetings were intended to establish working relationships with agencies that provide necessary services to his city and its citizens. One of the meetings was scheduled to obtain relief funds for Hurricane Sandy. Once the meetings were fixed on the calendar, the Christie team solicited Fulop’s endorsement. He too said that he had to support the Democratic candidate for Governor. Within the hour of notifying the Christie team that he would be unable to provide an endorsement, the various state official with whom a meeting was scheduled called to cancel all the meetings, with no promise to re-schedule.

Christie’s retaliation on Jersey City hurt innocent citizens.

It appears that Christie created a very punitive “pay to play” retaliation machine. Either you kiss his ring, or he hurts the innocent Americans in your district. Thank god this guy's presidential run is over.

My question: is there a culture within the Republican Party that fosters partisan retaliation and the abuse of government power, or, is this an exception to rule? Discuss.
Punish our enemies and reward our friends- Obama
 

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Do Republicans believe in the politics of retaliation?

No. They believe in the politics of capitulation and appeasement.

They have tragically low self-esteem and don't want to get called big meanies, by the democrats and their army of media stooges.
 

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Hoboken NJ suffered major structural damage because of Sandy, worse than the majority of cities in NJ. The city was 80% under water. The mayor of Hoboken, Dawn Zimmer, scheduled a meeting to discuss getting a small portion of NJ's massive Federal Relief Fund, which was supposed to be allocated judiciously based on need. The meeting turned into a solicitation by the Christie administration for an endorsement for the upcoming election. The mayor of Hoboken, a democrat, said she would be supporting her own party in the election. She reports that Christie “was quite disappointed”. The mayor of Hoboken went on to say that Christie kept asking for a public endorsement (for the upcoming election), almost if it was a "pay to play" deal. Then, because the mayor of Hoboken chose to support her party's gubernatorial candidate, her city only received 1% of what it asked for, which has left it terribly in debt. Meanwhile some cities inland, supporters of Christie, received more than they requested or needed.

Christie’s retaliation on Hoboken hurt innocent citizens who not only had to endure massive delays in getting repairs, but their city now faces terrible revenue problems, the consequences of which will plague the city for quite a while.

The new mayor of Jersey City NJ Steve Fulop, also a Democrat, scheduled a number of meetings with state officials and agencies. These meetings were intended to establish working relationships with agencies that provide necessary services to his city and its citizens. One of the meetings was scheduled to obtain relief funds for Hurricane Sandy. Once the meetings were fixed on the calendar, the Christie team solicited Fulop’s endorsement. He too said that he had to support the Democratic candidate for Governor. Within the hour of notifying the Christie team that he would be unable to provide an endorsement, the various state official with whom a meeting was scheduled called to cancel all the meetings, with no promise to re-schedule.

Christie’s retaliation on Jersey City hurt innocent citizens.

It appears that Christie created a very punitive “pay to play” retaliation machine. Either you kiss his ring, or he hurts the innocent Americans in your district. Thank god this guy's presidential run is over.

My question: is there a culture within the Republican Party that fosters partisan retaliation and the abuse of government power, or, is this an exception to rule? Discuss.
Punish our enemies and reward our friends- Obama
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The need to "make them pay" bought Bush a useless war in Iraq with republicans, pretty easily it turns out. Played them like a cheap made-in-china war drum.
 

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The need to "make them pay" bought Bush a useless war in Iraq with republicans, pretty easily it turns out. Played them like a cheap made-in-china war drum.
What was the Democrat plan for Iraq?
 

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The need to "make them pay" bought Bush a useless war in Iraq with republicans, pretty easily it turns out. Played them like a cheap made-in-china war drum.
What was the Democrat plan for Iraq?
What the hell does it matter at this point? You assholes got your great patriotic republican war to avenge 9/11, wait, to get the WMDs, wait, to liberate the oppressed, yeah that's the ticket.,
 

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It is combat with them. If the other person swings at you, even if it is only perceived, when they go past you clock 'em. You call retaliation, they call it politics, the only way they know how. The other thing is they have the "hidden hand" holding them up. Makes them fearful of discovery.

:night:
 

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The need to "make them pay" bought Bush a useless war in Iraq with republicans, pretty easily it turns out. Played them like a cheap made-in-china war drum.
What was the Democrat plan for Iraq?
What the hell does it matter at this point? You assholes got your great patriotic republican war to avenge 9/11, wait, to get the WMDs, wait, to liberate the oppressed, yeah that's the ticket.,
1) They all do it
2) Sept was a long time ago
3) At this point what difference does it make?
4) BOOSH!
Standard lib responses to any contrary point.
Yeah, the Dems were enthusiastic supporters of the Iraq policy, all of them recognizing Iraq was engaged in WMD programs.
 

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The need to "make them pay" bought Bush a useless war in Iraq with republicans, pretty easily it turns out. Played them like a cheap made-in-china war drum.
What was the Democrat plan for Iraq?
What the hell does it matter at this point? You assholes got your great patriotic republican war to avenge 9/11, wait, to get the WMDs, wait, to liberate the oppressed, yeah that's the ticket.,
Fun fact: Regime change in Iraq was voted on and made official federal policy in 1998.

Care to refresh our memory as to who the president who signed off on that was?
 

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What was the Democrat plan for Iraq?
What the hell does it matter at this point? You assholes got your great patriotic republican war to avenge 9/11, wait, to get the WMDs, wait, to liberate the oppressed, yeah that's the ticket.,
1) They all do it
2) Sept was a long time ago
3) At this point what difference does it make?
4) BOOSH!
Standard lib responses to any contrary point.
Yeah, the Dems were enthusiastic supporters of the Iraq policy, all of them recognizing Iraq was engaged in WMD programs.
Dude are you seriously trying to divert from the topic which happens to be the conservative need to respond rather harshly to even minor insults? Iraq was just an example of the republican thirst for vengeance, not some diversion on my part.
 

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It is combat with them. If the other person swings at you, even if it is only perceived, when they go past you clock 'em. You call retaliation, they call it politics, the only way they know how. The other thing is they have the "hidden hand" holding them up. Makes them fearful of discovery.

:night:





And the IRS attack on the Tea Party groups was??????
 

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