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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:00 AM

House GOP kills Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill. GOP to Sandy victims: Drop Dead.

Source: American Blog

Oh. My. God. The GOP House just killed legislation to provide relief for Hurricane Sandy victims.

The House was supposed to take up a huge relief bill proving relief for Hurricane Sandy victims before closing down until the next Congress, but GOP House Speaker John Boehner killed it, and now they’re leaving town:

The most likely reason – Boehner is afraid of a revolt from conservatives if asked to spend even more money, even if it is to help victims of one of the greatest disasters in American history. Conservatives don’t care. Remember that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for closing down FEMA in the middle of the Hurricane Sandy.

Washington Post conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin, a Romney surrogate (wither official or not, she was clearly attached as their hip throughout the campaign) today called on Speaker Boehner to take out his vengeance on Sandy victims, and that’s exactly what Boehner did.



Read more: http://americablog.com/2013/01/house-gop-kills-hurricane-sandy-relief-bill-last-act-before-closing-down-congress.html



Creeps!

Of course, why not take it on blue northeast? Would have been different were it Mississippi..

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Reply House GOP kills Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill. GOP to Sandy victims: Drop Dead. (Original post)
question everything Jan 2013 OP
SoapBox Jan 2013 #1
Cha Jan 2013 #2
question everything Jan 2013 #3
Populist_Prole Jan 2013 #4
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #14
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #40
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #48
kentauros Jan 2013 #25
LW1977 Jan 2013 #5
OldDem2012 Jan 2013 #6
davidpdx Jan 2013 #15
atreides1 Jan 2013 #23
OldDem2012 Jan 2013 #31
caledesi Jan 2013 #33
question everything Jan 2013 #45
defacto7 Jan 2013 #7
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2013 #8
AlbertCat Jan 2013 #9
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #22
AlbertCat Jan 2013 #28
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #41
AlbertCat Jan 2013 #42
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #44
AlbertCat Jan 2013 #46
question everything Jan 2013 #34
AlbertCat Jan 2013 #43
caledesi Jan 2013 #10
busterbrown Jan 2013 #11
JustAnotherGen Jan 2013 #17
AsahinaKimi Jan 2013 #12
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #13
Justice Jan 2013 #16
Jon Ace Jan 2013 #38
madrchsod Jan 2013 #18
tclambert Jan 2013 #19
The Wizard Jan 2013 #20
no_hypocrisy Jan 2013 #21
riqster Jan 2013 #26
question everything Jan 2013 #35
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #24
kentauros Jan 2013 #27
lonestarnot Jan 2013 #29
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #30
obama2terms Jan 2013 #32
lunasun Jan 2013 #36
Jon Ace Jan 2013 #37
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #39
billbailey19448jj Jan 2013 #47

Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:06 AM

1. Under the cover of New Year's Day...

the Pukes and BaggerHaters say to you folks in the Sandy "zone"...

Fuck Off.

Now, about the next time you go to vote at the polls??????????????

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:17 AM

2. I read the Senate passed a package.. Can they

get it passed when the New Congress comes back ..on Jan 3,2013?

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:23 AM

3. No. New Congress, everything has to be reset

These were also the arguments about the fiscal cliff - pro and con.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:48 AM

4. I'll bet they'd do a 180 if the storm happened in Texas

Apparrently bootstraps are plenty tight aleady for red state USA.

Fucking assholes.

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Response to Populist_Prole (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:47 AM

14. We are at war. Nuff said

 

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:48 PM

40. We have a cold civil war going on.

This shit proves it.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #40)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:33 PM

48. Yeah..no longer any way to deny it.

"Never seen the country so divided" has become almost a trite expression now, but is so true.

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Response to Populist_Prole (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:24 AM

25. I don't get the impression at all.

There wasn't much government help during and after Katrina, Gustav, Rita, and Ike. I only know of Ike personally, and how after the Katrina fiasco, Bush sent in FEMA to the area. However, what wasn't so heavily reported was that FEMA then rejected 90% of the claims made.

So, as far as republicans go with regards to funding help after natural disasters, their track record is bad everywhere. They simply do not like to give funding out to help people in need, no matter where they live.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:14 AM

5. The way the "independent thinking" DUers responded to the cliff deal..

You'd think this is also the President's fault. Give it a day, they will try to blame this on Obama too.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:43 AM

6. Just a quick comment....

....there are places along the Louisiana-Mississippi-Alabama coast that are STILL waiting for assistance from the Katrina disaster. They will probably never see a dime of help.

Same goes for the Gulf oil spill. Don't be fooled by all of the BP ads yakking about how well BP has treated the victims.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:49 AM

15. I've lost track on the Katrina relief, but on the BP oil spill I have read enough to know

how much red tape is having to be sorted through to help people. I wrote a paper a month ago comparing it with the Bhopal gas disaster in 1984. While not as many lives were lost, environmentally and economically one could argue it was worse.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:59 AM

23. That's unfortunate

But aren't those 3 states mainly represented by Republican/Tea Baggers, that the voters elected?

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:28 AM

31. What damn difference does that make? The people most affected live and work along the Gulf coast,...

...people who are least able to recover from any disaster without state and Federal aid.

I personally don't care how they voted, but I know they're Americans who still need the help that was promised to them shortly after the disasters took place.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:28 PM

33. BP used to be called by its real name - British PETROLEUM! nt

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:01 AM

45. So where are their representatives?

Why don't they stand in front of microphones, with photos, demanding action?

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:26 AM

7. That's a hell of a way for Boehner to smash his

sour grapes. Take it out on victims.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:26 AM

8. Boehner's such a wuss

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:27 AM

9. I love the "revenge" meme!

I don't know or really think it's true, but it is actually a possibility with this mad GOP crowd! That says a lot right there.


And you've done a truly great typo!

"wither official or not,"

Wither???? It is true that some get "weather" and "whether" mixed up, but "wither"???? As in "Wither is my zither?" or "Wither goest thou?" Oh wait.... that's "whither"! "Wither is a verb....as in "Plants wither without water" or "GOP Speaker of the House just withered away"

Gotta love English!

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:54 AM

22. The spell police strike again

we knew exactly what the OP meant. Nice of you to be a jerk about it.

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:52 AM

28. I see you live up to your name here.

I was jovial in my typo comment because everyone makes typos.

Besides, it wasn't a spelling mistake. It was the use of the wrong word.

You don't pay attention much, do you?

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:00 PM

41. I pay attention to the clowns who try to bully people around the board with their bullshit piety

And you have NO idea why I use the name I have PAL, and if you were as smart as you try to make other people believe you are you'd have figured it out.


Keep being the grammar police, you give us plenty to laugh at.

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #41)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:28 AM

42. And you have NO idea why I use the name I have PAL

Lordy!

Get a life. While doing so, try to spell things correctly and use the right words. People won't think you're an idiot then and may even listen to what your saying. (It's easy! I just edited this very post to spell a word correctly!)




(It's funny. These folks who feel so threatened by the mysterious "grammar police". If they don't care whether they look foolish because they can't spell and don't know "to" from "too" (and they do look foolish) why would they care if someone corrects them? What a tempest in a teapot! Anti-intellectualism. The same thing that gave us Bush Jr.)

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #42)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 04:07 AM

44. Pompous and ass are TWO words that fit you TO a T

bye, you can bloviate for one less person now.

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #44)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:47 PM

46. Poor Dear

Such a hissy fit.... with FU personal messages! You really spent a lot of angry energy on nothing. And you obviously have no reading comprehention.

B'bye...feel better. Work out those inferiority and anger issues!

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:50 PM

34. Not my typo

The way we post on this forum is to copy and paste directly from the source.

We add our commentary at the bottom of the post.

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Response to question everything (Reply #34)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:33 AM

43. Not my typo

It's still a great one!

My greatest typo was when I typed "What a waist of time". to which someone replied "Is that like in the neck of time?"


A good typo is like a good spoonerism. (my fave one of those what when my friend Lisa, after we had bee drinking a little one cold New Years Eve in the park, stood up and said "Ooooo... My wees are kneak.")

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:35 AM

10. Well said! nt

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Response to caledesi (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:47 AM

11. Where is Gov. Chris Christi on this? I mean these are his people being shat on by fellow

repugs... Is he just gonna sit there on his big cheesy ass and attack teachers and fire fighters or is he gonna man up and start living up to his press. Which means dismantling the extreme right in his series of next press conferences...

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:12 AM

17. Wait for it

He has a lot of support in NJ right now. Yeah - Dough is an ass. But he has also called Republicans to task for their bigotry - think Muslims. He will win his position again this year and can win it if he runs against TEA Party ideology.



ETA: http://blog.northjersey.com/thepoliticalstate/6083/house-may-not-vote-on-any-sandy-relief/

Looks like Christie was working behind the scenes to get support for what the Senate put forth. What a kick in the teeth.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:39 AM

12. Everyone should be made aware of this....

THIS should be front page news, to show just how lame the REPUBLICANS are. This is the kind of thing they live for, to give a kick in the teeth to the down trodden.

Baka tane! Samuii! Mottainai! Neboken ja neyo! Goman na hitoga kirada

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:45 AM

13. AKA This is what you get for voting for Obama, Sandy Victims!!!

 

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:49 AM

16. NY/NJ delegation - both Democrats and Republicans were wild about it. Peter King was visibly upset

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Response to Justice (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:46 PM

38. The one time I'll probably ever have respect for Rep. King (nt)

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:27 AM

18. once again the republicans betray the american people

to bad obama does`t point this out to the rest of the nation

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:40 AM

19. Don't they know that many corporations have offices in the affected region?

How can they turn their backs on the corporate "people" they love so much?

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:51 AM

20. The slave states

are still pissed off over losing the Civil War. The time to end Civil War reconstruction ended 100 years ago. The people in the free states would be much better off if the slave states had remained separated from normal Americans.
A good start would be shuttering all military installations in the slave states and moving them to free states. Taking their military capability would in effect be a castration.
The revenge of the hillbillies has gone on for far too long.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:37 AM

21. Waiting to hear from two prominent republicans about this:

1. NJ governor Chris Christi and

2. Rep. Peter King of Long Island


Both have constituents who are literally dependent upon the Sandy aid. They won't be silent.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:31 AM

26. King has been anything but silent

He totally blew up about this last night.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:57 PM

35. Christie is enraged

He described Boehner, variously, as selfish, duplicitous and gutless for reversing course at the last minute on Tuesday night and refusing to allow a vote on a $60-billion aid package before the current Congress adjourned.

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-chris-christie-sandy-aid-congress-20130102,0,4385141.story

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:10 AM

24. These people are evil SOBs!

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:35 AM

27. While I agree with you about them being evil,

I tend to think of them as the epitome of the definition of the word asshole! It's such a succinct label for them, and I suspect some of them would even proudly take the label as a badge of honor and verbally admit "I am indeed an asshole!"

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:54 AM

29. Pretty telling that.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:27 AM

30. The GOP is imploding.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:35 AM

32. I'm sure it will be brought up in the next congress

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:21 PM

36. WP"s Rubin comment

Moreover, I fail to see how legislators prepared to pass a gargantuan Sandy relief bill can claim to be upset over the lack of fiscal discipline."

....unfuckingreal......

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:43 PM

37. Repubs are sore from their whoopin' yesterday.

They had to throw a tantrum (deny this bill) to try and make Obama look bad. Typical.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:47 PM

39. The Teabaggers shot the GOP in the foot, AGAIN!

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:11 PM

47. just when I thought that the GOP couldn't get any more despicable

 

They go ahead and do this. Cruel, callous bastards who don't actually value human life, unless it's a fetus.

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