Working together – Obama and Christie work to clean up NJ after Hurricane Sandy

  • Published on October 31st, 2012

Obama and Christie, working together to clean up after hurricane sandyTwo months ago, Chris Christie was the fiery keynote speaker at the GOP convention.

But in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, the New Jersey Governor and President Obama are putting aside differences of ideology and working together to put government to work for the people. Rescuing the stranded, cleaning up the mess, and starting to rebuild.

That’s the way it’s supposed to be.

“It’s really important to have the President of the United States acknowledge all the suffering that’s going on here in New Jersey and I appreciate it very much. We’re going to work together to make sure we get ourselves through this crisis and get everything back to normal,” Christie said.

(Contrast this with GOP House Leader Eric Cantor’s holding last year’s Hurricane Irene disaster funding hostage as a political ploy for more spending cuts, or Mitt Romney’s insistence that the Federal Government can’t do anything write, so he’d shut down FEMA and turn disaster relief over to the states.)







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Jeremy Bloom is the Editor of RedGreenAndBlue. He lives in New York, where he combines his passion for the environment with his passion for film, and is working on making the world a better place.
  • Jeremy,

    Thanks for focusing on climate-related issues this close to the election! It’s exciting stuff to read.

    I wondered if you might help elevate water issues too in these final days, which have gone under the radar on the national level so far.

    I am writing from Circle of Blue, the freshwater news website. Reporter Brett Walton just wrote an election piece summarizing water issues on local and state ballots for Nov. 6, and capturing the national dialogue as well.

    His core observation: The billions of dollars of potential investment that are on the table next week are representative of the slow devolution of infrastructure spending from the federal level to states, counties, and municipal governments.

    If you’re interested in blogging about the piece, linking to it, or otherwise distributing it in your channels, I’d really appreciate it!

    Thanks so much, and all best,