New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney claimed today that Chris Christie, the state’s Governor, “prayed a lot and got lucky” when Hurricane Sandy hit the state. Sweeney, a Democrat, intends to run against Christie for New Jersey Governor in this year’s election. According to Sweeney, “…I think he’s conveniently using it to ignore these other problems. I think the governor did a very good job communicating and handling the storm. But these issues are still here and they can’t be ignored.”
The interesting thing about these harsh partisan attacks is that Christie dealt with the disaster in a particularly nonpartisan fashion. He welcomed assistance from the federal government as chief executive of a state that was particularly devastated by this surprising harsh storm.
We sometimes hear of Republicans who utter similar claims about God’s will. These make national headlines to the amusement of the liberal media. Yet this time, this story has not been highlighted, although the person uttering them was attempting to rouse his political base.
Even disregarding the above claim, Sweeney made other outrageous allegations during the same press conference. “I think he’s conveniently using it to ignore other problems. I think the governor did a very good job communicating and handling the storm. But these issues are still here and they can’t be ignored.”
New Jersey Republicans immediately came to the governor’s defense, pointing out the obscenity of Democrats trying to use Christie’s quick reaction to the storm as a rationale to vote against him in November.