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Governor Christie on Meet the Press: Washington is Talking at Each Other, Not With Each Other

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Published on Jan 22, 2012

MR. GREGORY: Where have Republicans been culpable for the paralysis in Washington? You've spoke about the president. What about...

GOV. CHRISTIE: I've spoken about both, David.

MR. GREGORY: ...what, what role do Republicans play?

GOV. CHRISTIE: Listen, you know, and I've said this before. I, I think that, that people are spending too much time talking at each other and not talking with each other. Look at New Jersey. Now in New Jersey I have a Democratic legislature. They say some of the most unspeakable things about me publicly. On the other hand, though, I do not take that personally. I still bring them in the room. We sit down, we talk and we resolve things because we're put in these jobs to accomplish things, not just to posture and pose. And so my point to Republicans has been to you've got to force those conversations. Now if the president's not interested in having them, and if he's not interested in developing those relationships, then there's little the Republicans can do. But to the extent that we've contributed to not having those relationships happen, then there's a culpability there.

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