GOP Wrath Over Christie, Revealed (and who are these F’n GOP super donors they keep having to explain themselves to?)
A cool insider look at what happened with the GOP over Christie’s good words for Obama (well deserved kudos for both men).
But beyond the GOP party freak out, who are these super rich donors that demand answers from Republican elected officials and candidates like if they are employees and underlings of theirs (maybe because they are)? For example, why was Romney calling these rich donors and explaining to them why he lost like he was some sort of employee explaining why they lost money on a deal or some such?
How clear is it that the GOP is the party of oligarchy who will look at any potential GOP president as a bought and paid for employee?
Start naming names of these GOP oligarchs, muckrackers….
A few days after Hurricane Sandy shattered the shores of New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie picked up the phone to take on a different kind of recovery work: taming the Republican Party fury over his effusive embrace of President Obama.
But in the days after the storm, Mr. Christie and his advisers were startled to hear from out-of-state donors to Mr. Romney, who had little interest in the hurricane and viewed him solely as a campaign surrogate, demanding to know why he had stood so close to the president on a tarmac. One of them questioned why he had boarded Mr. Obama’s helicopter, according to people briefed on the conversations.
The tensions followed Mr. Christie to the annual meeting of the Republican Governors Association in Las Vegas last week. At a gathering where he had expected to be celebrated, Mr. Christie was repeatedly reminded of how deeply he had offended fellow Republicans.
‘I will not apologize for doing my job,’ he emphatically told one of them in a hotel hallway at the ornate Wynn Resort.
Still, a bitterness lingers among top financial donors to Mr. Romney, many of whom had considered Mr. Christie a powerful ally — a blustery and emotional figure on the campaign trail who compensated for Mr. Romney’s mechanical and staid presence.
A top Romney aide described the contributors as ‘furious’ with Mr. Christie.