Media aggregation powerhouse Matt Drudge ripped into Governor Chris Christie’s appearance on Saturday Night Live last night (previously covered by Twitchy). He took issue with the governor appearing on the show while thousands of New Jersey residents still suffer without basic services in the wake of a massive hybrid storm that hit the state three weeks ago.

Some Twitter users think that Drudge is voicing his displeasure for the way Christie embraced President Barack Obama after “Frankenstorm” Sandy, just days before the U.S. Presidential election. Some Republicans viewed the interaction as near-treasonous.

Astute observers have noted Drudge’s unparalleled power as a media force and suggest that his ire toward Christie could prematurely doom any chance the Governor might have at a 2016 President run.

Editor’s note: The title of this post has been edited for clarity.

  • syvyn11

    F##K Christie. Really, I can’t put it plain enough. Rudy did go on SNL after 9/11. But it wasn’t for laughs.

    I used to respect this guy, but he’s just another New Jersey crook.

  • Libs_R_Wrong

    Christie showed his true colors when he hugged oMurder.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      That day he said, “I don’t give a d*mn about the Presidential election right now.” Well apparently SNL is more important to him than the election, and the people of the Jersey coast too.

      • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

        When I first saw that clip of him saying that about the election, I remember thinking wtf? Election = next 4 years and a heck of a lot of important stuff going on in those 4 years. Yes, the storm was devastating and important right then and there, but so was this election, in the long run.

        He screwed up bad. Showed he does not think long term.

      • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

        When I first saw that clip of him saying that about the election, I remember thinking wtf? Election = next 4 years and a heck of a lot of important stuff going on in those 4 years. Yes, the storm was devastating and important right then and there, but so was this election, in the long run.

        He screwed up bad. Showed he does not think long term.

      • LightSabre

        I think he’s just copied Obama’s playbook. Do photo ops, go on latenight TV, be a clown. Hey, he’ll probably be president one day.

        • lainer51

          Bingo!!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      That day he said, “I don’t give a d*mn about the Presidential election right now.” Well apparently SNL is more important to him than the election, and the people of the Jersey coast too.

  • Libs_R_Wrong

    Christie showed his true colors when he hugged oMurder.

  • Guest

    Okay … but then we only need consider the last four years of Obama’s reign of terror to see him partying up with the rich and famous while more and more people lose their jobs and are forced into poverty…

    Not saying what Christie did is now excused, but one can’t help but notice the hypocrisy.

  • Guest

    Okay … but then we only need consider the last four years of Obama’s reign of terror to see him partying up with the rich and famous while more and more people lose their jobs and are forced into poverty…

    Not saying what Christie did is now excused, but one can’t help but notice the hypocrisy.

  • Scott

    Easy for him to go out and have fun, HE AND ALL HIS UNION BUDDIES HAVE POWER, WATER, FOOD, HEAT, GAS ETC…
    Way to go jackass, maybe if you suck Obamas ass a little more he may help you get some more people’s power on and maybe some food and stuff.
    CHRIS IS OBAMAS BITCH

    • OHNESA

      as long as he had FOOD!

    • OHNESA

      as long as he had FOOD!

  • Scott

    Easy for him to go out and have fun, HE AND ALL HIS UNION BUDDIES HAVE POWER, WATER, FOOD, HEAT, GAS ETC…
    Way to go jackass, maybe if you suck Obamas ass a little more he may help you get some more people’s power on and maybe some food and stuff.
    CHRIS IS OBAMAS BITCH

  • The Dealer

    Um a couple notes:

    1: Christie has been nothing short of phenomenal in this crisis, even making Bloomberg and Cumo look inept.

    2: The article is completely incorrect, the article it quotes about people in Rahway is from over a week ago! The city of Rahway has had power completely restored. That text was from a NJ.com article over a week ago. Complete crap. Mr Greenfield should stop writing lies and stick to whatever his day job is.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      My lying relatives who are still living in a damaged home with only a generator just want to make Christie look bad? Good to know…

    • lainer51

      No, YOU are over a week old…. Barry is playing golf and watching movie premieres; Christine is yucking it up on TV; Staten Island is trying to get heat and shelter… DUH!

  • Eric Hutchison

    I used to think Christie was the hope for the party. Now he’s become a parody of himself and hurt not only his party but this country’s future. Stick to Jersey…………and better stock up on Twinkies before they run out.

    • JohnChristianJr

      I never fell for it. Not once. I always knew what Christie was. I’m so happy that at least others see it now.

      • datou1

        Same here. Entertaining at times but a quick study of his stance on guns and islam and he is dead to me.

    • JohnChristianJr

      I never fell for it. Not once. I always knew what Christie was. I’m so happy that at least others see it now.

  • Eric Hutchison

    I used to think Christie was the hope for the party. Now he’s become a parody of himself and hurt not only his party but this country’s future. Stick to Jersey…………and better stock up on Twinkies before they run out.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    Christie is an anomaly. On one hand he does things that conservatives just eat up, and then with the other he just eats. NJ deserves him.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    Christie is an anomaly. On one hand he does things that conservatives just eat up, and then with the other he just eats. NJ deserves him.

  • http://twitter.com/BelchSpeak Honey Badger Clicker

    I don’t get the conservative outrage. I thought Christie’s appearance was funny and made him quite personable. And isn’t it a tenet of conservatism that Government can’t solve everything? Do they want Christie on a cherry picker reattaching wires? I blame unions and poor infrastructure for Jersey’s woes in the wake of Sandy.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I can only speak for myself. What has me POed with Christie is his eagerness to say “the h*ll with the Presidential election” a week before election day. Yes he needed the President to sign the disaster declaration, but a “Presidential” President would have done that the night before when the storm was hitting. Only that wouldn’t have made the news as much.

      Then he had the walk on the beach and the camera crying, after putting Obama on a pedestal (or was it a Greek column?) He made no effort to patch things with Romney prior to election, but that made have been part of the deal he signed with Satan Obama.

      Christie has shown that he cares more about camera time and being “liked” by the national press, more than he cares about the country as a whole. Federal funds will clean up the Jersey coast, but if the economy goes further into the crapper, how will the drop in tourism help it in the long run? He’s short sighted.

    • Timothy Noonan

      Agree with your analysis on Christie, not so with blaming unions. PSE&G leadership would be to blame, they actually did a good job and, when compared to LIPA, were fantastic. The infrastructure faults are quite true and that is a failure by us to not demand our governments, on all levels, to overhaul our electrical infrastructure. We have know for decades how vulnerable our system is to storms.

    • philomena

      Look, let’s get this straight. Conservatives are NOT anarchists. Government has a role in our lives, as in providing for the general welfare and national security, along with clearing the way for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, not trying to redistribute it. Governors and mayors, i.e. the states, should bear the burden of distributing federal dollars, tax dollars, they have received to provide for the general welfare of their citizenry and rebuild their cities and state. The president need only sign over those dollars to them. Christie groveled shamelessly and turned his back on his own party thinking it would please this president. The funds will come anyway, but it revealed a great deal about Christie. Have a great career in NJ, Chris. You’ll have a great time being a big fish in a little pond.

    • lainer51

      ain’t no cherry picker that big!

  • http://twitter.com/BelchSpeak Honey Badger Clicker

    I don’t get the conservative outrage. I thought Christie’s appearance was funny and made him quite personable. And isn’t it a tenet of conservatism that Government can’t solve everything? Do they want Christie on a cherry picker reattaching wires? I blame unions and poor infrastructure for Jersey’s woes in the wake of Sandy.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Christie learned from Obama to go out and yuk it up on TV after the obligatory photo ops at the disaster. Christie’s been toast to a lot of us for a long time, at least to those of us who’ve paid attention to the ideas he supports–he’s no conservative, just another RINO.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Christie learned from Obama to go out and yuk it up on TV after the obligatory photo ops at the disaster. Christie’s been toast to a lot of us for a long time, at least to those of us who’ve paid attention to the ideas he supports–he’s no conservative, just another RINO.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    Drudge thanks for killing his chances in 2016 even more, because for me his chances died the day he had his photoshoot with Obama. Conservatives do not be fooled by this guy he is not as conservative as he wants to portray himself, and his policies in NJ have not been conservatives at all.

    • $24698634

      Drudge’s media power is over-rated. His blog may be entertaining and get a lot of hits, but how much influence he has remains to be seen. How did things work out for him this election?

      • lainer51

        Kind of like Huffington Post, don’t cha know.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    Drudge thanks for killing his chances in 2016 even more, because for me his chances died the day he had his photoshoot with Obama. Conservatives do not be fooled by this guy he is not as conservative as he wants to portray himself, and his policies in NJ have not been conservatives at all.

  • Guest

    Wow, unbelievable…oh wait, ummmm Wasn’t it the President of the United States, that went to Las Vegas, after watching the Murder of 3 Americans and the murder of our U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, so he could continue campaigning…. also, wasn’t it the President of the Untied States, that again went to Las Vegas to party with Eva Longoria?? And while I am sitting here thinking about it wasn’t it Netanyahu that was in NY, a man whose country is on the precipice of war with terrorists, and was kicked to the curb, by the President of the United Sates, so he could appear on David Letterman???? Yeah right, before you say a thing about Christie… take a look at our fearless Liar-In-Chief.

  • http://profiles.google.com/trixlette Mary Jones

    Wow, unbelievable…oh wait, ummmm Wasn’t it the President of the United States, that went to Las Vegas, after watching the Murder of 3 Americans and the murder of our U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, so he could continue campaigning…. also, wasn’t it the President of the Untied States, that again went to Las Vegas to party with Eva Longoria?? Right after Hurricane Sandy hit – he is out there partying and having a good time while Americans are dying, going hungry, without shelter, and digging in trash cans for food? And while I am sitting here thinking about it, wasn’t it Netanyahu that was in NY, a man whose country is on the precipice of war with terrorists, and was kicked to the curb, by the President of the United Sates, so he could appear on David Letterman???? Yeah right, before you say a thing about Christie… take a look at our fearless Liar-In-Chief.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Why can’t both be condemned?

  • http://twitter.com/toddhackett57 Todd Hackett

    Christie has a bit of TR in him and much of William Howard Taft.

  • Erik Bartlam

    I didn’t realize Saturday Night Live was still on and I’ve never understood Christie to be anything but a loud mouthed bore.

    • philomena

      And boor.

      • Erik Bartlam

        Yeah that too. HA

  • http://twitter.com/libertyjustice3 liberty justice

    Why are “We the people” putting up with our leaders in either party not doing a great job? Since when are we not their employers? There are eloquent voices all over Twitter and FB…….have we used those voices to contact leaders directly and let them know how we feel? Phone call and letter writing campaigns still work. These people can be pressured and swayed by the people, for the people. This is OUR country!

  • Timothy Noonan

    The analysis from reading the below comments is this – The GOP will NEVER win again on the national stage as long as folks believe what they have written below. Gov. Christie is maligned for hugging the President who gave him his assurance he will do everything the federal government can to make New Jersey, Christie’s state, right. Go ahead, continue to put politics before what was the correct and an apolitical response and the GOP will continue to cry for decades to come.

    I also love how respectful everyone is regarding Gov. Christie’s appearance – You’re a bunch of frauds and you better go pay a visit to the confessionals with your rosary beads in hand, you’re gonna need them.

  • John (it true me am)

    While i applauded his initial lack of partisanship even in the midst of an election, Christie went way, way too far with his embrace of Obama during the storm itself. Having said that, I think we need to seperate his behavior then with now.

    I personally had zero issue with his SNL appearance. I mean it’s not like he was up on stage during the heart of the storm, it’s been weeks now. For people still without power and assistance of any time, it is a tragedy but life does not go on hold indefinitely until every last person is restored to their pre-storm status. I suppose though as I did grow up on a GA barrier island dead center in the path of every other hurricane I am a bit desensitized to this specific issue. But then I also learned the value of getting the hell out of town when given evacuation orders and understanding that you don’t show back up with your kids just because the order has been lifted. I don’t have much sympathy for anyone living off a generator without basic services, because they simply shouldn’t have returned yet. (Barring of course someone going temporarily to assess the situation and getting documentation in order for claims and what not. But that does not translate into moving back home.)

    I suppose though in the end it just plays to the question “how soon is too soon?” for comedy. By my personal definition, I have no problem with his timing. But I do think he cut it too close, as not everyone has the same definition and we are still in that grey area where people can reasonably say it’s too soon. Simple political caution dictates he should have given it a week or two more.

  • $23629333

    Why don’t the RINOs do the honorable thing and join their portside pals with the Democratic party? Allow the conservatives and the libertarians to find common cause with the Republican party.

    At present – with the portsiders divided between the two parties – we have the pretense of “choice.” Choice here defined as two parties with a single ideology: more government = better government.

  • MrMeaner

    The GOP is finished..They’re already propping up the next round of RINOs to be offered in ’16.. The reality is, Romney was the most liberal of all the candidates, and the media chose him for us, by dragging all of his competition through the mud. When Romney was the conservative choice back in ’08, the same media whores attacked him, and pushed McCain, the most liberal choice in ’08…And we hold our noses and support your candidate, anyway…But what happens every time?…Conservatives are blamed for the loss. I’m finished with the GOP. Enjoy your tyranny, you GD fools

  • IThrewaMittFit

    Hes too fat

  • BlackJack Charles

    Matt Drudge. Michelle “Jesse” Malkin. Rash Limbo. Dead Andy Breitbart’s spawn…they all have something in common–they are OVER.