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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:13 AM

Peter King: Halt donations to House GOP

New York Republican Rep. Peter King went to war with his Republican colleagues on Wednesday after leaders spiked a Hurricane Sandy relief bill, calling on New Yorkers to stop all donations to GOP House members.

“These Republicans have no problem finding New York when they’re out raising millions of dollars,” King said on Fox News. “They’re in New York all the time filling their pockets with money from New Yorkers. I’m saying right now, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds. Because what they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans. It was an absolute disgrace.”

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King also said he was ready to buck Republican leaders on every issue until the Sandy aid is approved.

“As far as I’m concerned, I’m on my own,” King said. “They’re going to have to go a long way to get my vote on anything.”

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/issa-sandy-bill-was-a-pork-fest-85668.html

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Reply Peter King: Halt donations to House GOP (Original post)
NYC Liberal Jan 2013 OP
catbyte Jan 2013 #1
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #2
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #10
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #64
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left is right Jan 2013 #82
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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:19 AM

1. This is rich.

Wasn't King one of those who demanded spending cuts before disaster aid to tornado-ravaged areas & the post-BP Gulf coast? Now that it's HIS ass that's in a sling, it's another story. These bullshit baggers just don't get it until life slaps them upside the head.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:22 AM

2. Oh, please, please, please...

if you have time, can you find his quotes regarding these previous disasters and requested aid?

I'll try to find later if you don't have time.

The hypocrisy of the GOP never ceases to amaze me.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:31 AM

10. I can find a ton for Cantor,

who wanted offsets if you recall. I can't find any for King.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:17 PM

64. Thanks, Sekhmets Daughter. :) n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #64)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:57 PM

67. You're welcome, but...

I did find that King voted for the original Debt limit bill that would have required offsets for the additional FEMA funding made necessary by the tornadoes. ... the senate killed that one pretty quickly. He is viewed as a "moderate" republican ...the saints preserve us...

Happy New Year OneGrassRoot!

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #67)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:15 PM

68. lol...

I haven't heard that phrase in ages: the saints preserve us

Happy New Year to you as well!



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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #67)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:03 PM

82. On the back of a prop/pendant (one used on stage in a church Easter Drama

I once saw, “Deus nos pickleus” Using my high school Latin, I translated it as “God preserve us

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:56 PM

86. Seems like Cantor didn't even want them for his District during

some of the Hurricanes. Holding the Country hostage with his slimey plutocratic smirk.

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Response to Cha (Reply #86)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:52 AM

96. His smirk drives me up the wall...

I always want to just slap it off his face...and I am not violent by nature.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:29 AM

34. Now, now, it might not be hypocrisy. It could be enlightenment. Remember....

...Paul on the road to Damascus. Sometimes one gets such a blow that one actually wakes up and transforms. We should be so lucky, right?

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #34)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:55 AM

44. You are absolutely right, Moonwalk!

I have faith in Humanity in general; if I can start to see these right-wing Tea Party types as human/humane, perhaps I can have faith in them, too!

Anything is possible.

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #34)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:43 PM

57. The problem with right-wing moments of enlightenment

is that they don't generalize very far beyond their own sphere of concern.

A Republican whose kid gets leukemia will suddenly want funding for leukemia research, but will still vote against money for meningitis reseacrh because it's wasteful.

it's a byproduct of their self-centered orientation to life.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #57)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:14 AM

90. ^^This^^

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:28 PM

53. I think it was Steve King of Iowa that wanted to block disaster relief unless there were offsetting

cuts.

Not defending Peter King, but my recollection is that it was Tea Party favorite Steve King of Iowa that was the real hardliner.

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Response to onenote (Reply #53)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:18 PM

65. Gotcha. I think you're right. Sadly, I tend to get them confused...

Thanks.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:59 PM

84. I know Cantor demanded social cuts that offset

I know Cantor demanded social cuts that offset any relief to the earthquake victims in VA.

He fought against the very district he "represents."

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:54 PM

66. But not when it is for me!!!!!

Welcome to your party, dickwad.

Libertarian...You are on your own.
Republican...If you're not rich you're not shit.

How about some offsets to pay for this

-Cut corporate welfare
-AMT for those earning over $500K
-Surcharge on personal money kept outside the US. Not declaring it would be become a crime.
-Surcharge on ALL Wall Street transactions. 2.5%...not that much. No 'sunset' - require vote to kill it as that will make it harder to kill. This alone should help fix so much of what is wrong and the same rat bastards that helped create this mess can help pay to help fix it.
-Restrict number of contractors used by the Feds (including DoD!).
-The list could go on.

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Response to Scalded Nun (Reply #66)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:22 PM

70. A 2.5% surcharge on Wall Street transactions is outrageous

Wall Street makes money on volume.

One of the most common banking transactions is interbank loans. A bank must maintain a certain level of liquidity to cover withdrawals - if they don't have the money they borrow it from another bank. The interest rate charged is LIBOR, or London Interbank Offered Rate. Today's 1-month LIBOR is 0.21 percent. Charging 2.5 percent on top of that would kill banks.

My suggestion is 0.02 percent surcharge on loans and 2 cents per share on stock transactions - not enough to kill the economy but big enough to drop serious ducats into the treasury.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #70)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:11 PM

73. What's wrong with a little outrage?

2.5 is a tad high. I'll grant you...
But you know what?

45+ million people with no health insurance
12+ million people jobless
650K+ people homeless

I see something there to be outraged about.

The US exports war or weapons of war all over the world and yet we call ourselves a peace loving nation.

Something to be outraged about there.

We play games with the educational systems that are to teach our citizens of tomorrow (our own true legacies, our children) to the point that much of that learning is achieved in spite of those systems, rather than because of.

We abuse and denigrate the very individuals we ourselves place in charge of our children's classrooms and then provide them with textbooks that have been rewritten by some lunatic without a clue.

That goes beyond outrage. That should be a call to arms.

Spare me on the banks. If they can afford billions in executive salaries and bonuses they can take a hit on their bottom line.

LIBOR...That sounds strangely familiar to me as well. Outrage comes to mind on that, too.




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Response to Scalded Nun (Reply #73)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:59 PM

80. And putting banks out of business will fix any of that?

Hard numbers: Average volume on the New York Stock Exchange is 1.5 billion shares per day. Then there's NASDAQ and OTC volume...to be kind let's call it a total of 2.5 billion shares per day. Two cents per share would bring in $14.5 billion per year just from stocks. Then there are bonds and derivatives to tax.

You could solve a lot of problems with that much money.

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Response to Scalded Nun (Reply #66)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:17 PM

75. second the motion (nt)

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:02 AM

89. but that is typical teabaggery; actually, it is conservatives in general

they don't get it until it affects them, and then they STILL think only THEY deserve a helping hand

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:22 AM

3. cutting aid is what the republicans like to do, Dick, havent you been paying attention

 

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:24 AM

4. Hey Pete.

 

You are reaping what you sow. Put an (I) after your title, it will feel much better.

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Response to Helen Reddy (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:25 AM

5. .

Vaughn Sterling CNN @vplus
Rep. Peter King just indicated to @CNN he is *not* ruling out switching parties over the GOP refusing to help provide Sandy relief

https://twitter.com/vplus/status/286489120459612160

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:35 AM

13. Thanks for the link. n/t

 

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:26 AM

29. ^^*UCK*^^

King, switching parties.... I'm off to find tylenol for facial pain from laughing so hard. He's such a putz.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:27 AM

32. I don't want him. They can have him. nt

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:28 AM

33. Who says we want that asshole in our party?

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Response to sadbear (Reply #33)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:52 AM

43. I don't. He should just become an independent if he wants to leave.

He would be even worse than Lieberman.

Lieberman was a conservadem but he wasn't a crazy right-wing asshole.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #43)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:22 AM

88. Anything to take away their majority. But first, we'll have him forcibly re-educated!

We can do this, comrades! Right after he's forced to take a free cellphone, mandatory for all our converts. Muahahaha!


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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:50 AM

41. Holy shit.

That man is pissed off.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:50 AM

42. Oh Lordy

they are imploding. I need some popcorn.

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Response to ReformedGOPer (Reply #42)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:10 PM

63. You're so right.

As far as I'm concerned, they can keep him. But this is getting good...I'm 64 and I have NEVER seen the GOP this dis-organized, and at each others throats. It's what happens when you let the crazies take over your party. We may look back on the 2010 elections as being a BIG positive turning point in this country.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:36 PM

71. Great party, the GOP. Too crazy even for Peter King. nt

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:25 AM

6. Sounds good to me

Although the repubs will only care if the Koch's et al quit subsidizing them.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:50 AM

18. Maybe the Kochs

can send the aid for Hurricane Sandy?

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:26 AM

7. Yo, Petie-boy

Welcome to our world. You and the other Reeps have been ignoring us for years now. How's the shoe feel, now that it is on YOUR foot?

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Response to riqster (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:55 AM

20. A-fucking-men to that!!

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Response to riqster (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:16 PM

49. + 1,000,000

Typical Repug. Only care when it hurts them directly. Who cares if it hurts the majority of everyone else.

Well, at least this is one that won't be voting with Cantor.

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Response to riqster (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:25 PM

51. +1 Welcome to our world Mr. King

it seems that some people can't accept reality it hits them right in the face. That is right to the face. o.O

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:26 AM

8. Finally there is something I can agree with Peter King on

Now back to my usual disdain for this clown.....

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Response to think (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:26 AM

30. Gross, no, because we don't want him! He can be an "I"

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #30)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:30 AM

35. I should clarify

I was agreeing with him only in regards to halting donations for the house GOP. There is no way in hell I'd want the rat bastard as part of the Democratic party.

Sorry for the confusion.

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Response to think (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:08 PM

47. I do too, surprisingly, agree with him since he's representing his constituents well.

It's his job to do that, but it's interesting he didn't seem to support this kind of thing in previous disaster aid votes.

Ah well, we come to enlightenment through different paths. I hope that his present awareness is permanent.

After all, I used to consider myself a Republican until I realized that everything they stood for disadvantaged and marginalized me personally. When I opened my eyes, I realized that they were against everything that I believed about social justice, personal liberty, and appropriate fiscal policies.

Seems like a lifetime ago that I came to that awareness though it's only been about 30 years ago. I'm still doing penitence for my vote for Reagan's first term.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:28 AM

9. I expected a civil war over this.

 

GOP has kept tripping over and over how they are more for themselves, and not for the people.

I want to see a massive GOP loss in 2014. Over this, and the fiscal bill and the bloated DoD budget that needs to be pared down to 15% and still have about three times as much as the nearest counrtry (China).

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:32 AM

11. Then King should quit the Republican caucus and move over to the Independent to the D side NOW.

 

And that goes for all the Republicans affected by this bill.

Lead, or get out of the way, King.

For once.

Let's see how fast King assembles a group of Republicans ready to move to the D side, to give the Democrats a majority.

Could be Speaker Pelosi instead of Speaker Cantor by tomorrow.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:34 AM

12. I don't know if that will happen, but...

a GOP civil war means they are significantly weakened when it comes to any negotiations in the future.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:26 AM

28. Nothing I would love to see better than a GOP Civil War

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Response to Liberalynn (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:27 AM

31. I think we are in the middle of that!

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:34 AM

36. My ultimate wish and it may be just a fantasy

is they actually split into two different parties and take away votes from each other.

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Response to Liberalynn (Reply #36)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:57 PM

79. I wonder if the Tea Party might bolt from the Republican Party when they can't get their way.


I expect the Tea Party will run candidates in primaries against Republican opponents.
I think this happened already.

I expect the early Tea Party primary victories to be short-lived now people see what the Tea Party does.

I can't see what the Tea Party does if it doesn't get its way.

Will the Tea Party stay in the Republican Party and agitate?

Will the Tea Party leave the Republican Party to form their own party?

Will the Tea Party and the Libertarians in the Republican Party leave to form a single party?

Will the Tea Party just close up shop and go away?

I don't see what the Tea Party does.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:47 AM

16. Independent, yes, but D? Absolutely not! The man's a total right-wing scumbag. nt.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:19 AM

25. +1

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:56 AM

22. He can go be an I.

The Ds don't want him.

This is "80-85 percent of mosques in this country are controlled by Islamic fundamentalists" guy. The guy that thought the IRA was the bees knees until Ireland opposed the Iraq war.

We don't want any part of bigots or terrorists. The tent ain't that big.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:42 AM

14. I love the sound of republican infighting in the morning.

Too bad it is hurting so many people. Bunch of disgusting ninnies.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:43 AM

15. King dirtbag, admonishing his fellow dirtbags because they followed Koch Bros orders

One thing the GOP always gives us along with their inexcusable greed and abject stupidity is a bit of entertainment. This is amusing, but he's right in that the corprat-owned Kangeroo CONgress should have passed Sandy relief last night.

http://www.thenation.com/blog/171906/david-koch-now-taking-aim-hurricane-sandy-victims#

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:00 PM

81. wtf is with these Kocheads, anyway? Each is estimated to be worth $31 billion and they can't

give a dime to disaster aid for NYC? I can't even say what I think of these a-holes.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:49 AM

17. It is messed up

But the Republican/Tea Baggers are listening to the Koch Brothers, the money men!




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Response to atreides1 (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:55 AM

21. get rid of gerrymandering

and restore accountability. Pick your problem and getting rid of gerrymandering will go a long way towards fixing the problem. There is no other solution only bandaids.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:54 AM

19. Fuck this asshole!!

You know damn good and well if another Katrina type hurricane were to hit the Gulf Coast, he would be one of the first ones to vote "no" on aid to the victims. The hypocrisy is stunning.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:00 AM

23. Fine with me. Preach it, King.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:03 AM

24. Meh...give him a week, and he'll be back on the crazy train. Perhaps after

receiving a little chit-chat from El Drugbo.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:22 AM

26. So Peter is finally figuring it out. Too bad it took his ox being gored to have the light go on....

next week they'll pass it and we'll see how well his moment of clarity took.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:25 AM

27. Big Difference

After the World Trade Center fell and every survivor pocketed a cool million not to ask questions. Makes you go, hmmmm?

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:35 AM

37. Where ya been, Pete? Too busy bullying Muslims to pay attention?

What's new here?

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:40 AM

38. ...



omg...these guys are killin' me!!!! The GOP is far beyond needing CPR, they need a coroner!

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:43 AM

39. Never thought I'd see the day when

this douchebag would get screwed by his own. And it's not just him either. Rethug Michael Grimm (whose District partially includes Staten Island) was left in the lurch as well -

TPM LiveWire

Rep. Michael Grimm On Failure To Act On Sandy Aid: ‘Beyond Surprising’
David Taintor 11:15 AM EST, Wednesday January 2, 2013

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) on Wednesday said he was "utterly devastated" after the House of Representatives adjourned the night before without taking up Hurricane Sandy relief legislation. "It was beyond surprising," Grimm said on WNYC, adding that House Speaker John Boehner's office indicated that a vote would go forward.

"I especially feel like the rug was just pulled out from under me, I don't know how else to say it," Grimm said.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/rep-michael-grimm-on-failure-to-act-on


Welcome to our world Mike - where rethugs like you continually "pull the rug out from under" folks 24/7 and laugh about it on teabagger talk radio.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #39)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:03 PM

45. use your bootstraps

 

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:47 AM

40. GOP already flush with donations, lobby bribes, campaign billions, the best health care paid by us.

Now republicans want to cut them off?? After repubs. voted them in, let them build their BS mountain a mile high with Americans money.

We should cut out their pay checks, kick the Lobbyists out-make bribery a crime!.Make them have ONLY medicare as their provided free health care benefits.

Seems like republicans miss those Bush Katrina hurricane days where the citizens suffered in disasters.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #46)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:15 PM

48. Thanks for posting!



Wow.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #46)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:28 PM

54. Looking forward to seeing clips from this in 2014

TY for posting

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Response to progressoid (Reply #46)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:05 PM

83. "turning your back on people who are starving and freezing is not a Republican value" - it's not?

Oh, yeah, I though it was, Peter King. Welcome to the real world, time for you to join the Dem in voting, if not in party.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:24 PM

50. K & R

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:27 PM

52. This is a political move by King for reelection at some point in time.

His "fans" will think he is a very courageous Republican and will vote for him again.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:32 PM

55. What? Does he think Sandy victims are more "worthy" than others?

Does he only support aid when it's in his state and district but doesn't think relief for others is merited? This goes along with one report of tea party sentiments - I've earned my SS or medicare but not those other people.

The irony gave me a chuckle.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:36 PM

56. I so love watching them destroy each other. n/t

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:48 PM

58. They only care when it lands in their backyard

but I'm all for anything that piles onto the GOP infighting. They've earned it.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:52 PM

59. Peter King or no Peter King...

...the House did a bad, bad thing by not passing the Hurricane bill. It's laying right there, ready to go. I don't care if it was Peter King's district or not. Americans are in dire distress and the bill should have been passed. It just shows how evil the Republican Party has become. I just hope the electorate is keeping tabs and throws them out in 2014. Hopefully in a few days when the new members are sworn in, this most serious issue will be dealt with? It just seems like it's hurry up and wait, hurry up and wait. It is so frustrating and SAD. We can thank GWB for everything that is happening now....

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:58 PM

60. Like most Repukes...

Rep. King doesn't realize the consequences of the RW worldview until he's directly affected.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:06 PM

61. Still doesn't mean I want to see him defect

He's been a Republican all this time, though the abuses of the Bush/Cheney era. He made his bed, now he can lie in it.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:08 PM

62. Funny thing is, is this had hit the South again instead, he would have voted NO right along w/ them!

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:20 PM

69. He's a member of a party which repeatedly claims government doesn't work.

He's surprised?

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Response to nyquil_man (Reply #69)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:44 PM

72. "Republicans keep saying that government doesn't work and then they get elected

and prove it." P.J. O'Rourke. A fine bitch-slap from a fellow RWer. Eat it King.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:54 PM

74. All they care about is the campaign money, so, yeah, hit 'em where they're sensitive.

I'll bet Congressional Republicans will now complain that King is playing politics with this issue.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:36 PM

76. Excellent idea

k and r

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:23 PM

77. King would be no different had Sandy hit the west coast

He's a rightwing nutjob.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:56 PM

78. another repug gets moment of conscience, will wonders never cease? Hope he follows thru on promise

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:54 PM

85. Now we're talking. How many times has a repub come out

and said that?!

Still don't like Peter King.. but, I do want the Victims of Sandy to be HELPLED!

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:07 PM

87. Is his pissed because gop is ignoring needy people or because his constituents paid

good bribe money for influence but got nothing?

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:11 AM

91. Well, then, god-f***ing-dammit, Pete, why were you blocking the FEMA reforms, then!?!?

Only now, only now, does Petey King finally accept the reality of the matter; sometimes, it really does help for the government to step in when needed.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:24 AM

92. Just saw King on The Today Show this morning. All is forgiven and he loves Boehner again.

I didn't catch it all, but he said something about Boehner either called him an "expletive" or told him to do something concerning an expletive. Kind of sounds like Boehner told him to go fuck himself. Ah, those Republicans and their terms of endearment brings a tear to my eye.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #92)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:40 AM

94. Yep, he was singing a different tune this morning.

It was utterly disgusting. I don't like Mutt Lauer, but I give him credit for keeping on this filthy turd. He had King spinning around the bowl as if the flap was stuck open, and it was in a perpetual flush. "Yeah, he told me to go fuck myself, but I'm going to vote to give him back his job anyway." They deserve each other. It's a damn shame the rest of us have to put up with those slimy dirt bags, too.

Lauer is a big-time repug, and even he seemed shocked that King backtracked after all that.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:32 AM

93. Perhaps Mr. King should consider changing Parties, or becoming Independent. Once again

the GOP shows its true nasty colors. Why does anyone vote for these people. No doubt this is retribution against Mr. Christie for being civil and respectful toward the president in the aftermath of the hurricane.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:44 AM

95. Play acting

As of yesterday evening King and the rest of the NY/NJ Republican delegation were pals with Boehner...so you see King is a whore, the only thing that happened here was for him and his John to agree on a price!!!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #95)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 05:27 AM

98. Yup,

He sure voted for Boehner for Speaker again, so me thinks this one doth protest too much.....

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:51 AM

97. Is money crossing state lines from oligarchs etc financing politicians in other states a good thing?

 

I know this isn't your point but his statement is emblematic in how we have come to such pathetic government. It leads to government for out of state rich instead of government for the people of their state. I also do not support millionaires with beach front houses being reimbursed by taxpayers to rebuild multiple times on the beach, which is what typically happens. Help should be combined with lessening the cost of future disasters but it rarely ever does.

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