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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:42 PM

New York Rep: GOP Made Us ‘Go Around Like Third World Beggars’ For Sandy Aid

Source: ThinkProgress


By Aviva Shen on Jan 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) did not hesitate to attack his fellow House Republicans after they refused to hold a vote on providing disaster relief funds to states affected by Hurricane Sandy. After public shaming, the House finally passed a bare-bones aid package on January 4.

But King has not forgotten his colleagues who tried to block funds for the devastated regions of New York and New Jersey. On Friday morning, King recalled in a WOR-AM interview with Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) how he and the rest of the New York delegation were made to feel like “third world beggars”:

King cited a New Jersey congressman who said on the floor that Congress now needs a “hypocrites conference” for those whose states received funding the past and now sought to deny the New York region what it was seeking.

“Quite frankly it’s going to be difficult going back and working with people you sit next to and whenever they were in need, we responded immediately,” he said. “Not one member of Congress ever voted against or said one word in opposition to aid going to other states when the money was needed. We were going around like third world beggars. At least they put us in that position.”


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Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/01/18/1470081/new-york-rep-gop-made-us-go-around-like-third-world-beggars-for-sandy-aid/

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Reply New York Rep: GOP Made Us ‘Go Around Like Third World Beggars’ For Sandy Aid (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
Skittles Jan 2013 #1
zonkers Jan 2013 #2
brush Jan 2013 #3
Cha Jan 2013 #8
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #18
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #24
calimary Jan 2013 #36
Hekate Jan 2013 #4
freshwest Jan 2013 #5
catbyte Jan 2013 #27
another_liberal Jan 2013 #6
DonCoquixote Jan 2013 #7
Art_from_Ark Jan 2013 #10
DFW Jan 2013 #11
DonCoquixote Jan 2013 #15
DFW Jan 2013 #16
calimary Jan 2013 #35
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #19
DeSwiss Jan 2013 #9
DFW Jan 2013 #12
merrily Jan 2013 #22
Matariki Jan 2013 #13
mwooldri Jan 2013 #14
merrily Jan 2013 #21
Zambero Jan 2013 #17
merrily Jan 2013 #20
Ash_F Jan 2013 #23
valerief Jan 2013 #25
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #26
randome Jan 2013 #28
1Greensix Jan 2013 #29
calimary Jan 2013 #34
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #30
broadcaster75201 Jan 2013 #31
calimary Jan 2013 #33
Sherman A1 Jan 2013 #38
calimary Jan 2013 #32
Bluenorthwest Jan 2013 #37

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:48 PM

1. that's because it wasn't for war or rich people

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:13 PM

2. Not third world beggars. King is still an ass any way you slice it.

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Response to zonkers (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:29 PM

3. Yes, but he's right about this

All those southern states and midwestern states got federal money immediately, no problem when they were hit by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, etc, and then they don't give a shit when NY and Jersey need help. Let's see what King does now. Maybe he'll quit the repugs but he's an a hole so I don't want him in the Democratic party. He needs to do some soul searching and he might eventually come to the conclusion that he's been a real pain in the ass for many years, spouting right wing talking points just to see them turn their back on him.

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:29 AM

8. Yes, he's right. And, King gets to experience what

it's like to be on the receiving end of gop hypocritical obtructionism. Will it do any good in the future for helping people in need.. I have no idea.

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:48 PM

18. A broken clock is right twice a day...

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:45 AM

24. I realized I wasn't a republican...

in the run up to the Iraq war. After that, I started questioning all of my "beliefs" and realized that I was a better person than I previously believed. My mind opened, and I started looking at things differently. May he have the same epiphany.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #24)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 02:17 PM

36. Good to hear, and thank you! Thank you for putting country (and conscience) over party ideology.

It takes courage to do that - something we obviously do NOT see anywhere around peter king and all his little friends. We can always hope that they see the light. I doubt most of them will. But then again, were we ever sure we'd reach the point where we'd have a black President in our lifetimes - much less a black President being sworn in a SECOND time? One can always hope. Maybe it has to be like amputation or root canal or something. Maybe with guys like him, it has to hurt so damn bad that you're finally forced to do, in extreme, what you should have done a long time ago when the remedy wasn't as drastic.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:46 PM

4. I hope he and the rest of the NY and NJ delegations have long memories and don't forgive, either

Both NY and NJ are donor states, like California is. That is, we send away much more in Federal tax money than we get back. And for our pains the victims of Hurricane Sandy get this kind of attitude. Thanks for nothing.

I don't expect any of the Republican House members to quit the GOP in disgust -- mostly because it would put them in with the minority party and they would lose any perks they had before, which would not benefit their constituents.

But it sure looks like some of them are going to continue to have some very harsh words for their fellow Repubs. I certainly hope so.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:56 PM

5. +1,000

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Response to Hekate (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 07:50 AM

27. I am looking forward to Amash NOT requesting federal funds next time we have a

catastrophic agricultural event, which these days is yearly. Maybe a decent Republican will primary that asshole if there are any decent ones left.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:01 AM

6. That is one more nail . . .

That is one more big damn nail in the coffin of Republican hopes for 2014-16. They sure as hell have a lock on how to make themselves look like uncaring, sold-out assholes to the rest of America.

Tell the Whig Party hello when you get there, GOP.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:09 AM

7. This is revenge

As the GOP knows they cannot win too many states that were not part of the CSA back in the 1860's

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 02:47 AM

10. More than half of the states that Romney won were not part of the CSA

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:32 AM

11. It's only fair to note that plenty of them weren't even states at the outbreak of the Civil War

Some states Romney carried and the order and date they joined the union:

34 Kansas January 29, 1861
35 West Virginia June 20, 1863
37 Nebraska March 1, 1867
39 North Dakota November 2, 1889
40 South Dakota November 2, 1889
41 Montana November 8, 1889
43 Idaho July 3, 1890
44 Wyoming July 10, 1890
45 Utah January 4, 1896
46 Oklahoma November 16, 1907
48 Arizona February 14, 1912
49 Alaska January 3, 1959

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Response to DFW (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:17 PM

15. thanks for illustrating that

And also, I bet you will have no problem finding a lot of Confederate flag lovers in these states. Yes, I know, West Virginia broke away from it's slave holding mother state, but there are plenty in WV that wear the white sheets. In that whole list, there is not one liberal state, save MAYBE Nebraska. As far as Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, you will find people that would make Jefferson Davis seem like a genteel country gentleman, because they are less refined, and a lot more willing to let things get into an outright gun battle. Who needs a burning cross when you have a made in Russia ak-47 and a trailer full of homemade explosives (ala Tim Mcviegh.)

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:22 PM

16. I don't know many people from those states, but I have one friend from Arizona

She is a confirmed Democrat. She took a bullet in the head 2 years ago, and it cut her career in Congress short, but it didn't change her ideas any. From 3 weeks ago:

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Response to DFW (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 02:11 PM

35. Wow - that's a GREAT point you make, DFW. Good research!

Thanks for posting this! I'm gonna make a note of it.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:00 PM

19. +1000000000000000032

 

"Thats what they get for not giving their states to Romney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 02:37 AM

9. Rep. Peter King (R-NY):

''The hell!?!? Why they treated me like I was a Democrat!''

- K&R





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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:37 AM

12. King got a good look at his Republican colleagues and got disgusted

But that won't stop him from voting with them every time, EXCEPT if his district needs something.

The next time disaster relief is needed in Mississippi, King will vote to fund it.
The next time disaster relief is needed in New York, King's Mississippi Republican friends will not vote to fund it.

And King will STILL call them his brothers and vote with them on every other issue.

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Response to DFW (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:07 PM

22. He's worried about his own re-election, nothing more.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:57 AM

13. Live by Ayn Rand Objectives

Die by Ayn Rand Objectives.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:06 PM

14. Am I coming around to King (terrorist supporter) ?

I agree wholeheartedly with him on this issue. Aid should have been forthcoming, it should be a unanimous decision. I guess the true test of his character will be when another natural disaster strikes... will he vote against it because a Republican in that state voted against aid for NJ and NY? I have a hard time with him given his past history and especially with his role in the homeland security position he occupies. I need to forgive too I guess... but he has a very valid point. I don't expect him to leave the GOP any time soon but if he carries on with stuff like this, I will have much more respect for him.

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:05 PM

21. That will not be a true test of his character because he would face claims of hypocrisy if he votes

against disaster relief after all this.

The true test of his character, to the extent that he has not already made it plain, will be if stays a Republican.

He's worried about his re-election. Self interest is not a reason to respect a legislator.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:22 PM

17. Welcome to your party Rep. King

This is what Republicans like yourself are expected to do. And furthermore, if past history is any indication, federal funds are expected to be diverted away from blue states in order to benefit red states, not the other way around. This momentary reversal must have thrown your GOP colleagues for a loop!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:02 PM

20. Lie down with dogs; get up with fleas.

And the same curs with whom you lay down.

A Republican faulting Republicans for being Republicans.

They all want small government--right up until they want massive government.

They all want no spending--right up until they want massive spending.

King is worried that Republicans being Republicans might cost him re-election in Sandy country.

One can only hope.

I long for a day when the two major Parties are Democrats and a Party to the left of Democrats.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

23. Well that's your party buddy /nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:48 AM

25. It's YOUR fuckin' GOP. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:21 AM

26. That's the way they think of us and want us to be.

 

They won't be happy until the plutocrats have it all and we're a bunch of dirt eating hovel dwellers.

Thanks Reagan voters.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:28 AM

28. The GOP truly is imploding.

On the Sandy aid and on voting suppression efforts -which disenfranchised some Republicans, as well as pissed off some Republicans on general principle- they have shot themselves in the feet.

Here's to many more self-inflicted wounds.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 09:24 AM

29. Just proves how out-of-touch King is

King is pissed at hypocritical Repulsives, like he just found out that week how two-faced, petty, vindictive and despicable his Party has always been. The REST of us have known it for decades. He can't distance himself from the party he has aligned himself with, and is JUST as responsible as the Republicans that voted against aid. He helped get them elected. He votes the Party line. He has proven himself time and again, just how big of an asshole HE is, so I find it hilarious that HE thinks other Repulsives are assholes. Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas.

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Response to 1Greensix (Reply #29)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 02:09 PM

34. Welcome to DU, 1Greensix!

Amazing isn't it? The chickens come home to roost for our friend peter king. Did he NOT realize what kind of shit would rain down as the direct result of his party's reckless, sinful, selfish, short-sighted, mean-spirited sucks-to-be-you, IGMFU agenda? (IGMFU stands for "I Got Mine, F-U.") Reap what you sow, you selfish un-Christian asshole. This is what YOU and all your little ayn randian pals hath wrought. THIS is what results. THIS is what you get. The sad part is - HIS constituents get to take it in the shorts for what he and his ayn randian cohorts "believe" so fervently. They get to eat a full banquet of "you're on your own." How does it taste, peter king?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:55 AM

30. he picked his party, he picked his friends .......... now he sees what the country sees

poor Petey

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:43 PM

31. And yet he remains in the GOP. Now THAT's some hypocrisy. n/t

nt

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Response to broadcaster75201 (Reply #31)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 02:05 PM

33. Welcome to DU, broadcaster75201!

Glad you're here. Go figure. It does make one wonder - WHY do they stay in, since so much of what their party does is anathema to what they discover that they REALLY want and need when the chips are down.

WHY do you stay, peter? You've seen what's in it for you. WHY do you stay, chris christie? WHY do you stay, jon huntsman? WHY??? Your party doesn't make sense anymore. It's about selfish and stingey and mean-spirited and willfully ignorant bullies and cheapskates. And it's THOROUGHLY and HORRIFYINGLY un-Christian! Would true Christians trying to follow the teachings of Christ turn their backs on you Hurricane Sandy victims, because they'd rather look at the price tags than at the human suffering and need? They'd rather make a "stand," based on the most sinfully selfish and myopic agenda that's ever been conceived? And you still feel you need to belong there? And that you have a home there?

ICK! Well, then, if so (and it certainly seems so), then maybe you deserve what you get. Unfortunately, your constituents who've lost everything in the storm do not. Too bad the impact of that heartless shit can't be confined to just you. They have to live with, and cope with, the results of YOUR PARTY'S SELFISH ASSHOLE-ISM. Its Asshole Agenda.

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Response to broadcaster75201 (Reply #31)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:53 AM

38. Precisely

and voted for it's current leadership again.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:58 PM

32. Well, that's YOUR party, honey. They're your very own. You must be SO proud...

Taste of their own medicine. See how they like it. And THIS time, they've forced their own medicine on themselves. And the recipients among them do NOT like it at all, do they?!

Taste of their own medicine. See how they like it. Indeed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 04:50 PM

37. King is also a hypocrite. They are his own Party, the Party he helped create.

He treats others like beggars all the time. That's why he's a Republican. He hates the President's way of doing things:
"The president's dream of a worldwide liberal utopia is going to undermine the security of the United States."
Loves torture, hates liberals, spreads fear like butter:
"If we have another 2,000 people killed, I want Nancy Pelosi and George Soros, John Conyers and Pat Leahy to go to the funeral and say, 'Your son was vaporized because we didn't want to dump some guy's head under water for 30 seconds.'"

Really really hates Muslims:
"But 85 percent of the mosques have extremist leadership in this country."

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