It Can Be Done

29 Apr

On Monday April 29th on the six month anniversary of Super storm Sandy’s devastation of the east coast and particularly the New Jersey shore, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that presidential politics were the last thing on his mind as he toured storm-devastated areas with President Obama last fall.

According to Governor Christie “The president has kept every promise he’s made. I think he’s done a good job. He kept his word. Everything the president promised me they’d do, they’ve done. I don’t have any complaint this morning on the issue of disaster relief.”

The storm destroyed about 360,000 homes and/or apartment units here in New Jersey, and some areas along the shore are still devastated and may not be repaired for years to come and the Governor went on to say that even though he and President Obama have fundamentally different views on governing, they were still able to work together to do what needed to be done for a devastated region. And the fact that they disagree on many things politically did not come into play when something this important needed to get done.

Wow! So it can be done. Political opponents elected by the people to serve the people can work together to help use the power of the government to help solve the people’s problems.

Instead of resorting to stupid tricks like sequestrations and filibusters our politicians need to do the jobs they were democratically elected by the people to do. They were all elected to represent the people and to work with all of the other representatives of the people regardless of their political affiliations or motivations.

Instead most, if not all, cavort about like elementary school kids who think the others among them have cooties…remember those childish days? Like anyone who is hired to do a job, if you refuse to work or refuse to get along with your co-workers then you should be fired…or at the very least sequestered to a playpen or day care center.

Give Governor Christie and President Obama credit for working together and showing that it can be done and for not being afraid to say so… but why must we always suffer from a disaster before our politicians will work civilly together and in our best interests?

Will we have to be invaded by aliens (the kind from outer space) before all of  our politicians decide to  work together (as they were elected to do)  to solve problems that will help our country and our citizens?

Because these days, space invaders or not, there really is no point in reelecting anyone who won’t…is there?

6 Responses to “It Can Be Done”

  1. crossinh April 29, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    Well said. I completely agree.

  2. TamrahJo April 29, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    Spot on and well said!
    I do so hope it doesn’t take an alien invasion – – I think Congressional paychecks should be held and vacations put on hold, until they have reached agreement on the thousand + problems that need to be dealt with – –
    What a dream!

  3. charlypriest April 30, 2013 at 7:24 am #

    I always read your posts in the morning,( I like following politics, specially american politics through FOX NEWS,sorry, here in Spain) In the Fox channel they went on and on about basically saying why Gov. Christie kisses Mr.O´s ass, and that he was at fault for the defeat of Rommney when Christie bear hugged Mr.O. That commentator, was a bit off the top, to say the least. Yeah, I finally agree with one of your comments, political comments that is. They are not friends, they are there as you say ” to govern” and make executive decision, they both did their job, and try to do the best they can. So props up, who give a f…k about the photo up, (which doesn´t heart either of them), they´re juggling with a whole bunch of problems, so props to Mr.O( I think this will be the last time I give him props…or not..killing Bin-shitface-Laden was SWEET) and Christie whom I´d love to see that guy become a U.S president.

  4. LJ Innes April 30, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    First, thanks for stopping by my photo blog and liking my post. I’m a former Jersey Girl (moved two weeks before Sandy) and I really liked this post about Sandy and all the politics. I like your blog and I’ll be following it.

    • gpicone April 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

      Hey thanks! Where did you go and why? I’ve been in NJ forever 🙂 Stay well and take good care!

  5. alesiablogs May 6, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    I am so sick of hearing how our Govt. does not work together but I am glad Gov Christie was able to show the US that he can do what is best for his state. He could have been stubborn and did nothing for the sake of politics, but he humbled himself and the state for the need of federal aid. We should all learn from this and more than anything realize THE US is not about I I I but about US US US US!

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