Mark Levin slams Christie for his handling of Hurricane Irene. He says it’s one thing to strongly encourage people to leave, but it’s another thing to belittle and malign them:
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Someone plz check on Ann Coulter…is she OK ?
She used to prefer Hillary to McCain, so at least she’s moving to the right, or is that to the left?
She is not that bright either
And to think I was a fan of this man when he jumped onto the scene….*injects political penicillin*
I like my Gov. and I found his press conference amusing. Fifty percent of this state is either brain dead or a union ignoramus!
Sounds like the whole country.
Tricky position…you can say “This is an emergency. I’ve told you that why aren’t you acting” or “GET THE HELL OFF THE BEACH!” which even got press time in North Carolina. Politicians have to play that media card. To me, what Christie said was a pretty strong warning. If there had been significant loss of life then he would have gotten screwed by the media for not having made a strong statement. As for North Carolina, it pounded out coast first, and I haven’t seen my Governor on TV. This is good positioning, Levin is wrong.
Yes, the media would have hit him hard if people had died without his warning them. However, consider this. Is the reason Chris acted this way because of fear? Was it because of political reasons he did it?
Probably, and I don’t like that for a motivation for a governor to act. Acting out of fear is not the role for a governor. Acting out of fear is not a good quality for a leader. The thinking is clouded when one acts this way.
How do you know?!!!!
Rarely do I disagree with Mark Levin, but in this case think I must. The forecasts were for an event on the caliber of a much worse outcome than what happened. Gov. Christie felt he had to be harsh to get peoples’ attention to be on the safe side. Fewer out in the storm, fewer to rescue from the storm. No more Katrinas.
We all have different methods. This was his. I don’t know if I would have done everything he did, but I don’t live in New Jersey so..
Out here in CA you’d have to bodily drag some of the people out of harms way, then they’d want to sue you for saving their life.
As a Californian let me say you got to live here to believe it. I have heard too many stories of criminals breaking into stores around my city, hurt themselves, then sue the stories for hundreds of thousands in medical bills, etc.
It’s true , that very thing has happened to a couple of friends of mine.
Some of the forecasts called for worse outcomes, and I though that was his point on Frinday. That the forecasts of damage and risk some were making were overstated, no recognizing the weakening of the storm.
Though I’ve never been through a hurricane, I’m a worrywart and would rather be safe than sorry.
As a veteran of more hurricanes and tropical storms than I can remember, of course, prepare for the worst. I have my own generator, metal storm shutters, water supply, etc.
That said, the fact is that Irene was at tropical storm level before it ever got to NJ, no less NY, and the TV screens all said “hurricane.”
The last thing we need is the national media and attention-desperate politicians yelling wolf – thereby training people the next time they issue dire warnings, it’s only a boy crying wolf.
Could our news media , weather forecasters, and our political leaders do a bit or a lot better than they have? Y E S ! They should ! Applying too much caution is akin to the crying wolf you cite. You know better than I do about these events, so I must defer to your greater knowledge on this.
The media are relentless about scaring people with the wrong things. The estimates are that over 1,000 per day die from tobacco use, but the media stoke fear of air travel.
Old enough to remember the herpes scare, pedictions that by 1995 AIDS would be ravaging the heterosexual world and billions of people would have the disease, bird flu, swine flu, holes in the ozone, radon. All those things combined have killed less people than federal mileage standards.
That is why I don’t watch much TV news as I once did. They tend to pick one or two “big” stories and the rest is fluff each day or news cycle. We’ll see if the popular demand for more truth in reporting will be responded to or ignored by the execs in the future. It may be doubtful, but it is their livelyhoods that they risk as their viewership numbers plummet.
This man will N-E-V-E-R be president.
If you mean Christie, yeah he’s too honest! Levin certainly won’t.
Levin has a distaste stemming from a distrust of Christie because his “conservative” credentials are dubious. This incident plays right into Levin’s distaste of Christie, so he will use the opportunity to point out his deficiencies as a statesman.
Bottomline: Christie will never be embraced by the tea party or conservatives in general because he doesn’t line up properly with the issues we care about. He’ll never be the nominee. Sorry, Ann Coulter.
Right on the money. Well said.
Also, he is a public servant. When someone asks him a question and he answers, “It’s none of your business”, I think he’s wrong. His arrogance is getting mighty old. I cannot understand how Coulter is so enthralled with him. He’s just another pretend Republican.
Ever since CC passed on NJ opposing BOCARE to “save $” Levin has been really critical of him. It doesn’t take much to set Mark off once you make his hit list. I do agree with Levin about the size of CC’s ego……it’s about the size of Mark’s! I love Levin!
ann coulter loves the GOP so much she is in love with a guy who looks like the GOP mascot. LoL
I USED to like and respect Ann Coulter, but her support for Christie makes me wonder…
Coulter has lost her marbles…..He is a RINO!
I agree with Mark. Other than fighting the unions I have nothing good to say about him. He appointed a Judge to the High Court in NJ with ties to radical Islam. He said he believes in man made global warming. Maybe he’s invested in the Chicago Climate Exchange. Didn’t he hear about Climategate? He wouldn’t sign on to the lawsuit against Obamacare, that will destroy freedom and health care in this country, although it wouldn’t have cost NJ a dime. He’s a liberal.
I think all politicians are so afraid of repeating school bus, Chocolate City Nagan, so they hype the warnings to make sure everyone gets out- so the same people who decided to stay don’t turn around and sue later.
I’ve been in the situation of being ordered to evacuate before (not during hurricanes, we stay next door for those and are not on the coast) but for a wild fire. I hated the thought of leaving my husband, who refused to go, because he wanted to make sure our animals could get out in time (chickens and our hogs) He set the well pump on to fill our water trough and tried to get as many things close to the house as he could. I had to take a hand full of things, a couple of clothes for the three of us, my son’s toys and school papers etc. I hated it, but we needed to be safe too. Seeing how close the fire came to the house, and burned all of our out buildings and yard, I am glad I left.
From the master of belittling and name calling of people!
Mark Levin is losing is audience of independents, libertarians, and conservatives. It all started with his unhealthy up-session with degrading Ron Paul…
I’ve never been a big fan. He is just a neo-con in sheep’s clothing, from what I can tell.
Why would he be losing Conservatives when he trashes a Libertarian, which is what Ron Paul is
Libertarianism is much more conservative than today’s “conservatives”. Today’s conservatives are neo-cons, on the whole.
You should consider becoming a libertarian conservative. The founders were much closer to this than the neo-cons of today. In fact the “conservatives” of today have done just as much, if not more, to destroy the “inalienable” liberties penned in the Declaration and the Bill of Rights.
You may be supporting your own destruction.
Thanks for the link thats a perfect definition of a neo-conservative.
I was using the term before I looked it up. It definitely gave added meaning to it.
Ron Paul represents the constitution. That’s something that conservatives used to care more about.
Mark Levin appeals to conservatives. Mark Levin does not appeal to liberals (never did and probably never will). Ron Paul supporters are not conservatives, so of course they do not like Mark Levin. They are independent (liberal) libertarians that hang out with GOP to promote Ron Paul. The only thing that Ron Paul supporters agree with conservatives about is to cut spending, so the Dems will never have them.
Ron Paul blames America for 911 and I have a problem with that. America was attacked by an evil cult and the victims of evil are not to blame.
Recalling his personal observation of a late-term abortion performed by one of his instructors during his medical residency, Ron Paul stated, “It was pretty dramatic for me to see a two-and-a-half-pound baby taken out crying and breathing and put in a bucket.”
We take care of trapped WHALES better than our unborn citizens.
This is what is going to destroy America-we will never find our way out of our problems in running this country until we realize the moral decay we have fallen into starting with the legalized murder of our most innocent citizens.
The crime of kidnapping (a capital offense) of Africans and selling them into slavery was paid in blood by the Civil War. The preachers and churches in the South were silent about the crime of kidnapping.
Can you even imagine the blood shed that will be required for the restitution of our unwanted and murdered unborn??
Right On HH!
ML is a decent man
At first I thought this is Christie being Christie. But on second thought, the Governor should not speak like that to the people. He should be respectful of people to make their own decisions and not belittle them for their decision making.
It is obvious that Gov. Christie has contempt for NJ citizens… Typical RINO elite
I agree with Mark that it was rather distasteful for Gov. Christie to have said those things, but I’m from California… I can’t complain. I’ll take Christie over Brown any day. With that said I wouldn’t have made those remarks the way Christie did but if the citizens of New Jersey are okay with it, fine by me.
Levin said “Don’t call them names.”
Christie didn’t call anyone a name, and it might be unfair to mention the names Levin has called people, so I won’t.
This is hypocrisy, and Levin should be grateful his glass house wasn’t along the Jersey shore.
I don’t know why, but, Christie puts a smile on my face with his attitude, just don’t find him offensive at all.
I used to be a big fan of his because of the way he handled the unions but his positions on other matters do not sit well with me. Nevertheless, being from North Jersey most of my life his attitude doesn’t offend me at all, I think it’s kinda funny. I’ll say this, if those people didn’t want to leave they weren’t leaving. Maybe it’s a Jersey thing, an attitude.
Aha! NYGino is from Joysey! Frankly, I’m disgusted. I can’t be your friend any more, unless your, “Lucy, you’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do” response is ridiculously good.
I’ll read it in the morning. Sinner.
Bite me! How’s that Joysey response?
Social climbing in Joysey? Ooooh dats funny. I thought that hobby skipped right over that state.
JoyseyGino, JerseyGino…NYGino…oh well.
The mystery will remain I guess. Eat me!
There, all is right with the world, except for the name mystery.
Rshill, for as bright as you are, and you are, the answer is staring you right in the face in capital letters, I’m a Giants fan.
Go Eli, go Eli, it’s your birthday. I like the Giants too…and the Colts. Those Manning boys are really something.
Ok, hiding in plain view. What’s more tricky than that? I guess I’m like Jack who climbed the beanstalk, yet couldn’t see the giant, cuz him so big.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury…the prosecution rests, and makes a motion to dismiss all charges without predjudice. Bailif, set the prisoner free
You picking up my attorney’s fee?
Agree with you on both Mannings, actually all three. Too bad dad never played for a real team.
Only if you dropped it.
Of course, if I throw my back out while doing that, we’ll be right back in court.
Manning Sr. has a superbowl ring in that even more specialized arena, called Dad.
Is this all he has to talk about? If Levin thinks he could be a better governor then he should run for the position!
I love Mark, but this is over the top. Christie spoke like Cristie speaks. It is one of his (eh-hem) charms. The Governor was speaking plainly to the people. It’s a Jersey thing.
I have a lot of respect for the good Chris Christie has done but I’m afraid Mark Levin is correct on this one.
Imagine how Christie would respond to someone else using similar verbage and tone to admonish him about the dangers of overeating…
They tease him on a regular basis about his weight! So your point……
what the hell does Coulter see in this idiot? Would someone plz explain this? He is a big fat commie, islamonazi, sell out pig!
oink oink christie!
Once in a while Levin weighs in on something he doesn’t understand very well. This is one of them.
I’ve lived through several Hurricanes. It’s clear that the most dangerous place to be is on a barrier island or on the shore. I’m no Christie fan, but Christie is right, and not one word Christie said in that clip was the way Levin characterized it. Not one.
Levin would be the very first one to tell you that if a cop told you to move along, regardless of how he states it, you freaking move along. This is no different. Cops don’t have time to decide whether you are running back to get your little dog or because you forgot your favorite hat. If they tell you to move along, you just do it. Governors are cops in these situations. If they want you off the beach, get the hell off the beach.
As for your own home, sure, you should get to decide to stay. Absolutely.
However, fifty years ago, people who stayed and were injured didn’t turn around and sue the state. Now they do. Levin knows this. He’s just wrong here. Because of all the lawsuits, States now require you to get the hell out. You don’t like it, don’t go there. Same as any other situation.
You don’t like gambling? Don’t go to Vegas. You don’t like hunters? Don’t go to Montana. Don’t like being told to get the hell off the beach in a hurricane, don’t go to the beach.
I agree with you 100 percent. I am NOT a Christie fan for Prez, but he is GREAT for NJ.
He was doing his job, and granted it was unorthodox, but it was directed at NJers pure and simple.
Levin is usually spot-on, but not in this instance.
Best comment Philly! I like his stand as a governor, but not as a president. He’s certainly the best NJ has had in a LONG while.
RS, could you please ban the Paulbots comments about ron paul from any thread, including this one, and ones you post in the near future that has absolutely nothing to do with him? That would be greatly appreciated for getting rid of the annoyance. Thanks and have a great week!
Just an observation, but, the relevance of the talk, which was 4 posts long i might add, wasn’t that big of a deal.
The idea of stopping free speech isn’t wise of you, nor does it sound quit “conservative” to me.
I fear that people like you, who want to shutdown the voice of opposition, also believe in the fairness doctrine.
What “might” annoy you, brings people into the discussion, and, for RS, who happens to run the site, it does make the site more “interesting”.
Oh, just to ask, why must you call RP supporters Paulbots? Can we not get past 3rd grade, stop the name calling, and just call them RP supporters instead?
Those who support Rick Perry are also RP supporters.
Rshill, I don’t think I know many who support Rick AND support Ron. Those who support Rick have been the biggest voices against Ron, at least as far as I can see. Having lived in Texas all but 1 year of my life, I can honestly say, Rick was about the only choice we had this last election, and he is OK for the state, but not the nation.
That is very similar to people like Maxine Waters talking about “tea baggers”. Reconsider your statement.
Paulbot isn’t a term that identifies a crude sexual maneuver.
RS, you are right, but that isn’t what they are using the term for. They use in to “water down” the Tea Party……but I digress, name calling is never looked at the same when someone uses the word to demean a political group, or supporters of a political group, just when it is thrown back in their face.
But it is rude and derogatory toward a group of Americans who just happen to think differently than Michael. I stand by my point.
he is a fat slob… A RINO
I disagree with Levin. We need straight talkers. I am sick of all the polite, watered-down political talk. Is it no wonder our politicians are afraid to speak their minds, just listen to how Levin blasts Christie for his plan speech.
And of all the people to criticize another for “the way” they make their statements, surely Levin is the last person who has credibility on that front.
I used to say that all the haters were on the left, but that was before I heard the likes of Michael Savage and Mark Levin. OK, I almost allays agree with Levin, but to quote him, “it is not what he says, but the way he says it” that is offensive. Christie has a long long long long way to go before he reaches the rudeness of Levin.
I’m not a big Christie fan, but in this case I think he showed he knew his audience well; and, I usually agree with Levin’s reasoning, but I think he’s outside his sandbox on this issue. Lately, I get the feeling ML is getting tired, and his thinking is getting less sharp…I’m worried about him.
I love Levin but I disagree with him also. You know what. . .if it HAD hit the way they thought it would he would have saved lives. If you do not take it seriously: like the people in Louisiana did NOT and STAYED when they were ordered to go and then expect FEMA to come save them. Though I have been laughing at every one freaking over a Kat 1 ( I am in Texas. . .) I understand that this is a big deal and many were not taking it seriously. This is a lesson to every one. Stock up and be prepared for ANYTHING. Earth Quakes happen when you least expect them, tornadoes give no warning, hurricanes and heavy rain. . . OH and let me remind you. . .this is not ABNORMAL> we are behind in hurricanes
You wouldn’t have been laughing when your house was washed off its foundation Kymber. This was no joke here in CT. Still thousands without power and still no school, large supermarkets closed, no bottled water to be found. How bad does it have to be for YOU to stop laughing, maybe more deaths would adjust your attitude.
I think the bigger story is Bloomberg not allowing clergy on 9-11, this stuff is peanuts.
Mark, you’re wrong on this one! In this world today, Mark, some people just simply don’t get it. I certainly hope you are not one of those. People risk their lives to save these folks…..no, they don’t get it. You resort to NAME calling when you can’t seem to make your point. “You Big Slob.” Give me a break. Cool your jets, Mark.
Mark Levin belittles people CONSTANTLY!
Levin is a hypocrite.
No he doesn’t…and…he’s not a governor.
You didn’t listen to the video. Mark says that in the video. People who refuse to leave should be on their own. But no elected official has the right to order them off their property.
Sorry Jaynie, you’re the one who is wrong now. I did listen to the video, and yes, Levin did say exactly what you mentioned. However, he then continued to “rag” on the Governor about telling people to get off the beach and for people to get out of the path of the hurricane, so that public service individuals would not have to risk their lives to save those folks if they got into trouble. They couldn’t handle it on their own could they? Rescuers did have to save the lives of many who were too stubborn to leave. The Governor was right!
Mark Levin will tell you what he thinks. Agree or not, this is the type of person I will open the door for.
Levin is 100% WRONG on this one! If people are too stupid to know what mandatory evacuation means and that it is a stupid idea to hang out on the beach during a hurricane then they deserve whatever comes their way. Their children are the only ones that need sympathy. The parents suffer from a Katrina-esque mentality.
As an aside, I can’t help but think that Irene must have Paul Krugman in a very gleeful mood.
Let me see, strict gun laws,highest crime rate in Newark,High insurance rates,500 Newark police layed off. Lets rush to Chris Christi’s State. NOT!!! Get caught with 1 hollow point bullet in your pocket, it is a felony. One step away from Murder? Stupid people live in Jersey.
One last point about this, since I’m listening to the the next day’s show and Levin is STILL ragging on Christie for this…
It’s highly likely that most of the area Christie was talking about was recreation and rental units or hotels on the beach and or open-water side houses. He’s got over a hundred miles of barrier islands and sound-side islands in his care, and homes in that region–especially right on the beach–are more likely to be occupied part-time. I seriously doubt Christie expected people living just off the beach in their own, full-time home to vacate indefinitely.
The tidal surge and structural requirements are radically different for beachfront units than for units just on the other side of the sound. So in just a matter of a few thousand feet, things can be totally different as far as storms go.
It’s not only better for emergency responders to tell part-time residents and overnighters to just leave, but it’s also clearly not the same as asking full-time residents to give up their sovereign domicile.
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