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

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:

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Sam Stein at the Huffington Post

From Politico

From Politico

Republicans are continuing their long tradition of leaving town instead of helping Americans in need:


George Bush and John McCain ate cake in California just as Hurricane Katrina was hitting New Orleans, devastating that city and much of the south. President Obama, on the other hand, went to New Jersey to comfort Hurricane Sandy victims.

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. Here’s Rubin:

 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…..

There are a number of ways the House Republicans can save face. They can pass two measures (their own fiscal cliff measure and the Senate bill). They can reduce the spending in the Sandy relief bill.

The Senate passed $60.4 billion in aid. The House Republicans counter-offered $27 billion, but never brought the bill up for a vote. So now it’s dead. Here’s some of what the legislation would have done:

The bill also provides $17 billion in Community Development Block Grants to help rebuild homes, schools, hospitals and other buildings destroyed by the late October storm, help small businesses and improve the power infrastructure.

People are pretty incredulous that Boehner just did this.

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CyberDisobedience on Substack | @aravosis | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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83 Responses to “House GOP kills Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill. GOP to Sandy victims: Drop Dead.”

  1. BunnyOle says:

    Everything he said created the implication that the Democrats are the ones to trust. If you can’t figure that out from what Olson said, you don’t very strong abstract reasoning abilities. The wording of by contrast most certainly does have meaning because Ezpz made the statement that the comment seemed to IMPLY that by contrast. The original statement does not have to contain a contrasting opinion for Ezpz to use the idea in his statement by implication.

    Also, the man didn’t make up anything ‘about what he said’. J Olson said that republicans were unamerican, unchristian (while dems are so respectful of christians) that they are two faced CRUEL hypocrites ALL OF THEM, have ‘shown their true hand’, and America should never ever trust the Republican party AGAIN.

    He then went on to say some garbage about ‘yeah I saw all the REPUBLICAN pork in the bill’ and directed the poster to do research before commenting, AS IF there is no dem pork in the bill.

    Anyone who can read and comprehend english is able to ascertain from those comments that Olson is a democrat sick with bigotry against republicans, and that YES indeed his noted ignorance of the facts combined with his voracious attack on republicans is indicative of his alignment to dems.

    Also, stop saying ‘fallacies’ I’m so sick of that stupid, overused, pompous word people use because they think it makes them sound like they understand something, which you obviously don’t. ‘Your statement is filled with fallacies’ – REALLY? Filled?The only portion of his response directly related to his inference from the original statement is ‘seems to imply that, by contrast, the democrats can be trusted’ – everything after that is his own personal opinion. Whether or not you think his opinion is fallacious is another story, as is the TYPE of fallacy you believe he has employed in his argument.

    What you mean to say is that you THINK his statement is a fallacy of weak inference, an informal fallacy; however I disagree. Even worse though, are the innumerable fallacies in your own response. Absolutely and totally hypocritical considering that every statement you made (except for ‘I don’t disagree with you’ because that’s personal) is COMPLETELY wrong and your pattern of reasoning displays the characteristics of formal fallacy, littered with informal fallacies. The worst kind.

  2. BunnyOle says:

    Yeah, and dems never pork anything up. Are you serious? You are wholly ignorant of the truth of politics. They’re all liars and none of them care about anything except staying in power and their own money.

    $33.2 million for eight projects in the state of Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee Ranking Member Harry Reid (D-Nev.), including:
    $25 million for rural Nevada; $1.5 million for Truckee Meadows; and $725,000 for Tahoe Regional Planning

    $6.8 million for seven projects in the state of Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee member Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), including: $2.5 million for the Greenbrier River Basin; $325,000 for the Parkersburg and Vienna Riverfront Park; and $150,000 for Island Creek at Logan

    $12.9 million for 11 projects in the state of Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), including: $5 million for central New Mexico; $250,000 for Santa Fe; and $180,000 for the Southwest Valley, Albuquerque

    as well as

    $188 million for an Amtrak expansion project (EXPANSION? now that’s relief)

    $5.3 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers that has no accompanying statement of priorities on how to spend the money

    $11.7 billion to help repair New York City’s subways

    $125 million for the Department of Agriculture’s emergency program for restoring watersheds damaged by wildfires and drought (fire and drought from hurricanes?

    $2 million for roof repairs at the Smithsonian Institution (did Sandy hit D.C. too?

    $50 million in subsidies for tree planting on private properties.

    $188 million for an Amtrak project to curb railroad bottlenecks in the Northeast

    $150 million for fisheries in Mississippi, Alaska and New England (as you KNOW, Alaska and Mississippi were hardest hit by Sandy)

    $20,000 to buy a new car for the Department of Justice’s inspector general (because his was destroyed by hurricane sandy)

    $10.8 billion for the Federal Transportation Administration

    $4 million for repairs at the Kennedy Space Center (sandy)

    $3.3 million for the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (to pay for the severe damages of: reports of sand being lost along Plum Island Center and a half dozen or so residences losing power after high winds ripped power lines from their homes)

    Cancellation of loans related to Hurricane Katrina. (screw you Katrina vics!)

    $13 billion for fortifying mass transit systems and for other projects intended to protect against future storms (I thought it was an emergency RELIEF bill, not a preparation for the future bill)

    Funds for weather research programs, additional cash for upgrading NOAA reconnaissance aircraft, state and tribal assistance grants for clean water and pollution control.

    The Sandy emergency spending package also contains provisions that had previously been rejected, or haven’t been considered by Congress. Including a measure that alters how the federal government manages areas prone to flooding, which was rejected by the House earlier this year AND the Disaster Recovery Act of 2012, a bill not yet considered by a Senate committee.

    These items should clearly be run through the regular budget and appropriations process rather than tacked on to an emergency spending bill.

    I am beginning to wonder just how much of the money actually went towards RELIEF for the mere humans who pay the taxes. Not very much.

    P.S. as far as being unchristian, christian non profit organizations had to fight tooth and nail to get any relief funds. the ACLU said they can’t get any. Please don’t bring democrats and christian ideology into the same discussion, because they are the ones who want to destroy it.

  3. BunnyOle says:

    Fema is basically worthless and has no oversight, the people who run it are incompetent and I often wonder where all the money goes cause the victims get almost NOTHING, this entire article is a piece of worthless propaganda. That stupid picture of Obama makes me want to vomit, AS if he gives a crap about anybody.

    During hurricane katrina FEMA loaded a warehouse full of ice in Memphis, to send down to the disaster area (it was hot as hell & people needed ice) they paid 3 times what ice should cost at a convenience store – much less what a wholesale cost should be, put it in the warehouse and then did NOTHING with it. 3 years later the ice had to be destroyed because you can’t consume old ice – it cost 2 million dollars to ‘destroy’ by hosing it down. It cost a couple or 3 million to purchase. ABsolutely disgusting.

  4. Gary L Perry says:

    Read the Bill. Full of Pork

  5. djssekis says:

    So you are all upset that the huge hurricane Sandy bill was not put through – – – did you ever wonder WHY? If all of the bill was for that purpose only it would have been sent out with flying colors. But everyone and their pork barrell brothers wanted a little piece of that money too – that is why the republican leadership was not for the huge legislative bill. There are many residents there (if you listen to them) that where very upset about the add ons to the bill. That is part of our governmental problem. If we issue a bill – it should be for THAT purpose and nothing else should be added. Makes sense and monetary sense as well. I’m tired of reading about funds being spent on some of the most asinine (sp) projects instead of what really needs to be done. We MUST cut our spending. Not by cutting social security – – that is OUR money that we set aside all our working life so that we could live after we retired or were forced to retire. It does not belong to other parts of the government. Un American brrrrraaahhhh. It is Un American to not send ALL of the monies designated for Hurricane Sandy to go to THEM. I don’t see how a lot of the Democratic leadership can live with themselves. There will be an accounting one day that they cannot shy away from or exclude themselves from – and it won’t be nice.
    They need to stand up, grow up, and get with saving our country. STOP all this aide to all these other countries – especially when most of them are avowed to kill us. They hate us – but they’ll take the money and run – they would be stupid not to. you keep feeding and petting and showing how close to a wild alligator you can get – – and one of these days he will bite your head off in the blink of an eye with no conscience about it. Thank on all that for a minute or two

  6. Mike says:

    Hey John Aravosis (and all others)-Have you actually read the bill or at least skimmed through it before contriving this article? If not, I would recommend that you do some research before writing articles based on other “news” stories off the internet. A ton of the spending in the bill is for items, that while might be necessary, do not directly affect victims of Hurricane Sandy.

    Here is the link for you and everyone else:

    It is time for people in this country to get informed rather than reading “news” stories and blowhards on the internet.

  7. usagi says:

    They had the option of bringing it to the floor and voting no, but they didn’t. Nice try at derailing. Fuck them, and fuck you.

  8. Bazaam says:

    Only one fact? Only because you have the critical thinking skills of a cro-magnum. How about this fact… the bill wasn’t about disaster relief in anything but name. For fuck’s sake, it included $20k for a new car for someone in the justice department. Over $40billion for things completely unrelated to Sandy relief. For the record, I can’t stand the Republican party, but your ignorance is truly astounding.

  9. HLA says:

    This bill was loaded with pork! Even for states not affected by Hurricane Sandy! Get all your facts! Talk about a one-sided article! Irresponsible.

  10. Eva Perez says:

    And i quote . . . “Your two senators packed this with pork,” Issa said, referring to New York Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. “They had the opportunity to have a $27 to $30 billion dollar legit relief package, packed it with pork, then dared us not to vote on it.” The bill included non-Sandy measures like $150 million for Alaskan fisheries, etc.”
    No tell me please – how much of this $30 billion is actually going to Sandy victims????

  11. Gemma_Mac says:

    Oh, save all the propaganda for Pravda. The bill was so full of billions that would not go to help the victims left homeless, it was unbelievable. What you should be doing is posting the names of Harry Reid’s senators who added the bloated amendments to the bill after they got it from Congress because they are responsible for the delay.

  12. Eva Perez says:

    did any of you see what’s in this bill? it reminds me of the “charitable organizations” that beg for your money, then use 5% of the receipts for the actual organization. 95% goes to administrative costs (i.e. march of dimes!). the republicans never said they would not support a sandy relief bill. but with all the pet projects attached to it, do we really know how much money will actually go to the victims of the disaster? get real people – don’t buy the scam being perpetrated by the left.

  13. Chatville says:

    I remember a time that if a realtor showed a black family a house in Staten Island, they got their leg broken.

  14. Jim Olson says:

    You mean, all the pork that the Republican house members have attached to this bill? Yes, I have seen the pork that the Republican house members have attached to this bill. Why don’t you do a little more research before spouting off.

  15. did you bother to look and see all the CRAP that is being pushed as Sandy relief…..? You should all do a little investigating before you run off at the mouth

  16. have you even bothered to look and see all the CRAP in the bill that has nothing to do with the Sandy victims? I for one am sick of all the lying cheating money hungry politicians. My husband and I do not make a lot of money so I would like to be able to keep a little bit more of what we make.. I do not want to end up losing the little bit we have so it can be distributed to some one that can work and refuses to.

  17. karmanot says:

    Trolls are out today.

  18. karmanot says:

    Moderator in Bodhisattva mode :)

  19. Drew2u says:

    Please provide the complete bill and let us know the subsection in which this is a part of.

  20. Drew2u says:

    Okay Americablog family, can anyone give me a link to the actual text? If also available, a breakdown of what it includes and what funds will go where. I have family members claiming it has a bunch of “pork”, “bloating”, and “wasteful spending” in it (but that just describes them all-too-well), so I would like to get the text and hopefully set the record straight.

  21. janice says:

    Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

  22. karmanot says:

    Fact: LES is a tool

  23. karmanot says:

    If this is not snark, I’ll be the first to teach you how to breath underwater.

  24. karmanot says:

    Yes, the are one hair short of being pure Godwin’s principle.

  25. karmanot says:

    That middle finger is pointing back at you

  26. tsuki says:

    What pork? Specifics, please.

  27. Naja pallida says:

    Except insurance companies do everything they can to avoid paying out claims even for people who are insured. Nobody will get back the true value of what they lost, regardless of how much insurance coverage they were or weren’t carrying.

    As for handouts… it’s not all just cutting a check to someone who lost their house. Relief money also goes to simply making communities function properly again. If it isn’t government’s job to at least attempt to do that, what is government’s job?

  28. Naja pallida says:

    As I think I’ve already mentioned, these are the things put in the bill to get Republicans to vote for it, when they otherwise wouldn’t bother. But some people see that as the give and take that is necessary for Congressional politics to function. Otherwise, what point would any individual Congressman have to vote for any bill that doesn’t directly impact his or her own district? Doesn’t mean we have to like it, but compromise is how shit is supposed to get done.

    As soon as I see Boehner put a pork-free bill up for a vote, I’ll agree with your assessment that it’s just pork holding it back.

  29. Naja pallida says:

    Customs & Border Protection is primarily a Republican pushed idea. Kennedy Space Center is in a Republican district. I wonder whose votes they were attempting to woo with such pork.

  30. Naja pallida says:

    Protecting against future storms is the only way we have of not having as bad of a recurrence in the future… short of blind luck, and relying on blind luck isn’t really fiscally responsible either.

  31. Agogodaddyo says:

    You start this article “Oh. My. God”. Are you so foolish? Read the bill. It is shameful to me to see such a good bill be corrupted, as is often done, by HUGE wasteful none related additions placed in this bill. Why does $150,000,000 for a fishery in Alaska have ANY RIGHT to be in this bill? This is nothing new but I will be Damned myself if I would vote yes, but would rather force those that wrote it to face the public and explain EVERY SINGLE item. EVERY SINGLE ITEM. Snake business

  32. Naja pallida says:

    All “pork” added to encourage certain Republican representatives to vote for the bill, even though it doesn’t help their own state.

  33. Naja pallida says:

    So where is John Boehner’s pork-free bill?

  34. Naja pallida says:

    So where is Boehner’s pork-free Sandy Relief bill? Where are the amendments to remove that pork? Why is it that almost all of that pork seems geared to encouraging certain Republicans to vote for it? No, this bill wasn’t brought up for a vote because Boehner knows it would have passed, with significant Republican support. And handing Obama what he perceives as two “wins” in one week was just entirely more than his lack of testicular fortitude could manage to muster.

  35. Naja pallida says:

    Honor? Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaha!

  36. Facts matter says:

    There’s $150 million for fisheries in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico, and $125
    million for a Department of Agriculture program that would help Colorado
    cope with summer wildfires. Wait a minute, Alaska, that’s where the Palin bitch is from.

  37. Facts matter says:

    $13 billion has also been added in to protect against future storms. That’s $13 billion that could be spent on extending unemployment, or buying more Obama phones and food stamps for the low information voters.

  38. Facts matter says:

    Customs and Border Protection has asked for $2.4 million to replace
    “destroyed or damaged vehicles, including mobile X-Ray machines.” The
    bill includes a $4 million repair job at the Kennedy Space Center in
    Florida. I thought it was NY and NJ that were hit by Sandy, not Florida.

  39. Facts matter says:

    Tucked in the bill is a $41 million request for repairs at eight military bases, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. You leftist whiners should be out of your minds opposed to that !!!

  40. AnitaMann says:

    Flood zones with the increase in global warming: Florida, anyone ten miles from all coasts and major rivers. Est. 40 percent of U.S. population.

  41. usagi says:

    There is only one fact under discussion, did the House vote on disaster relief before the end of the 112th Congress? No.
    What was the reason? The Republicans prevented it from happening.
    In sum, fuck yourself, you fucking fuck, and the two assholes who liked your comment.

  42. Leddy Landers says:

    Are you people crazy? NOBODY – Democrat or Republican – should pass that bill. It’s packed with pork that can’t be paid for. Good grief and wake up!

  43. Ford Prefect says:

    The thought also occurs that if Sandy relief had been the priority, it would have undermined the argument for the Fiscal Grift, since that would have meant spending money, instead of slashing away at non-defense spending.

    So the Dems let it slide so they could have their Fiscal Grift party.

  44. Ford Prefect says:

    Exploitative photo ops aside, has there been any leadership from the White House on this? Any at all? The thought occurs that if the Dems wanted anything good to happen during the Lamest Of Lame Ducks, then perhaps a national appeal would have been made. It’s the holidays, after all.

    But there was no leadership from the Dems. So the natural result is the GOP is allowed to run amok, with no impending political costs associated with being monstrous schmucks. Perhaps the Dems were so obsessed with shoveling more money at Goldman Sachs et al they just forgot about all that destroyed infrastructure. That seems to happen a lot these days.

    Only people completely bereft of short-term memory (or small children) would be shocked at what the Thugs do. They always do this sort of thing, since they know they’ll benefit in the end with special goodies for their benefactors and will not have to pay any political price for their antics. The Democrats are fine with this, since it gives them cover to be slightly less-bad than them and still come off looking “good” somehow.

  45. ugottabkiddingme says:

    Cut out the BILLIONS of dollars for special interests that are attached…this bill was only a sidebar about helping those people because the DEMS attached all sorts of additional, wasteful spending. Washington needs to be taught that they cannot just do this anymore – WE ARE OUT OF MONEY! Let’s help those who need help, but to do that they are going to have to stop “appropriating” money for other things that aren’t part of the need.

  46. ComradeRutherford says:

    For a more detailed list of some of the non-disaster related ‘pork’ in the Sandy Relief bill, see this site (which I acknowledge conservatives will find as ‘biased’ as the Rmoney lackey’s site the LES keeps linking to).

  47. Rick says:

    but… but…. but…. they’re ENTITLED!!! The ignorant meatheads DESERVE the “free money” that their great grand children will have to pay the interest on.,,,, don’t they?

    When I listen to the totally unrealistic drivel that comes from most of the Democrat ‘leaders’, my respect for Forrest Gump’s intellect grows exponentially.

  48. ezpz says:

    Perhaps I should have said omission instead of contrast, but because of that ‘omission’, the implication is there.

  49. PointinThingsOut says:

    he never implied anything about the democratic party… your wording of “by contrast” has no meaning. You’re making things up about what he said. I don’t disagree with you, but your statement is filled with fallacies and conjecture.

  50. Rick says:

    ….. because they have HONOR!! They don’t WANT a Bill that’s loaded with BILLIONS IN PORK !!! They want a Bill that’s written specifically to address the damage done by Hurricane Sandy. It’s a shame that people who vote for Democrats can’t think clearly enough to reason things like that out. That’s why you’re now destined to PAY HIGHER TAXES…. you simple minded morons. . . . . What’s unfortunate is that millions of intelligent Republicans will have to pay higher taxes TOO.

    The last four letters in Republican are ….. I CAN
    The last four letters in Democrats are…… RATS

  51. Rick says:

    “Baahh-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ahhh”, said the Democrat lamb.

  52. Rick says:

    You’re one incredibly uninformed and closed minded individual!! The Democratic Party’s professional liars sure know how to keep their audience from looking at any facts that might cause them to start asking embarrassing questions.

  53. samizdat says:

    LOL! Tool.

  54. ComradeRutherford says:

    Oh, sure Republicans eagerly vote for pork when it comes to their district, and when they are in the majority, “Deficits do not matter” (Dick Cheney said that, paraphrasing Saint Reagan). But when hundreds of thousands of their fellow Americans are homeless and starving, well fuck them!

    That is why I will never, ever vote Republican (or be a ‘christian’).

    All so the obscenely rich can buy a third solid-gold house!

  55. ComradeRutherford says:

    Please don’t bother linking to a far-right extremist who is “a proud supporter and field staffer for the Romney/Ryan campaign.”

  56. ComradeRutherford says:

    The very essence of right-wing extremism. Full power to the obscenely rich!

  57. ComradeRutherford says:

    The author of the blog whose link you provided is “a proud supporter and field staffer for the Romney/Ryan campaign.”

    Not a believable source at all!

    And in his article he mentions only $158M being spent on non-disaster related ‘pork’, out of $60B!

    So you link to a far-right extremist with an axe to grind because his guy lost. I don’t suppose you have a source that is less biased?

  58. ComradeRutherford says:

    That’s right! Several hundred thousand families have no rights to a home or food or heat. The sooner they all die the better grevyturty will feel.

  59. les says:

    Read the bill before making stupid comments

  60. Les says:

    why don’t you read what is in the bill?

  61. LES says:

    What BS I wish people would read bills before they put out crap. We are in a spending crises and this bill is so full of pork it could feed everyone in the NE for a year. Get the facts before making stupid statements. I am not a right winger I just want whats right to be printed.

  62. ezpz says:

    “…America should never, ever trust the Republican party again.”

    As opposed to the democratic party? Should Americans trust them?

    I’m no republican – never have been, never will be, and no longer a democrat, but your comment seems to imply that, by contrast, the democrats CAN be trusted, when in fact, they should be trusted even less because of their duplicitous rhetoric and secret back room dealings that sell out the most vulnerable among us. At least we know where the republicans stand.

  63. Moderator3 says:

    Thank you for your thoughts. It is a great improvement over just attacking others.

  64. Rick says:

    At least do SOME homework before you run off at the lip. We have enough bleating sheep.

  65. Rick says:

    There’s a musical that I’m sure you’d enjoy entitled, “The Flight Of The Ding Bats”.

  66. Rick says:

    What a pack of simpletons the public is!!! Boehner didn’t bring it up to vote BECAUSE….. the Bill is LOADED with PORK that has NOTHING to do with providing relief from damage done by hurricane Sandy. Congressman King and all the other grandstanders know that as well as the Speaker does. They just want to get their grubby mitts on those borrowed billions and spend them making themSELVES look good, so that they’ll get re-elected. They KNOW that the public is STUPID….. which is why they got elected to begin with.

  67. tsuki says:

    The Americans for Prosperity of the Koch Bros. issued a statement saying they would be taking names and unleashing a sh*tload of dark money the next election to unseat any gerrymandered Republicon that voted for relief for Sandy Victims. Said they needed to take care of themselves and quit looking for handouts.

  68. kevinbgoode says:

    I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. . .the Republican Party just cannot stand spending any American tax dollars on anything for the American people.

  69. FuzzyRabbit says:

    Aren’t these the same guys who voted to bail out Wall Street with no strings attached?

    I guess if you are the victim of a disaster, well, that’s just too bad for you. But if you are a billionaire banker, just ask for how ever much money you want and they will give it to you, no questions asked.

  70. Jim Olson says:

    Well, ’cause we cain’t let them homersexuals be gettin’ abortions all willy nilly now, can we?

  71. Jim Olson says:

    Sadly, I fear this is true. There will be no retribution.

  72. TuxedoCartman says:

    The me about the rabbits, Lenny. Tell me about the rabbits…

  73. GlennF says:

    John said:
    “Oh. My. God. The GOP House just killed legislation to provide relief for Hurricane Sandy victims.”

    This is the same GOP that Obama just gave away all of his future debt ceiling negotiating leverage to get his precious “fiscal cliff” deal. This is the same GOP that Obama keeps playing nice with hoping they’ll play nice too. The Rethuglicans don’t fear Obama and Obama has only himself to blame for that. And the American people continue to suffer as a result.

  74. grevyturty says:

    Lol stop whining. Uninsured IDIOTS in a flood zone don’t deserve handouts for God’s sake.

  75. Zac Houston says:

    This is going to bite them in the ass in 2014. The victims of Sandy should all feel betrayed.

  76. DCinDC says:

    If it was Texas or Georgia the GOP would fall all over each other trying to hand out money!

  77. Phil says:

    If I was a house GOP drone from the affected areas, I’d be making plans for my new career two years from now – how convenient for them.

  78. DetroitSam says:

    Yet many of those who lost everything during Sandy WILL continue to vote republican.

  79. usagi says:

    Does this finally convince you that the modern Republican cannot be shamed because they have no shame? There will be no price to pay for this.

    That’s perhaps the biggest difference left between the parties, when The Village tisk-tisks them (and it remains to be seen if they well over this) they don’t give a fuck. And then they get reelected (or primaried to their right).

  80. Walter Mellon says:

    The mostly-Red-State dip sheets who repeatedly vote these a-holes into office are the (irr-)responsible parties. Xenophobic, sociopathic, selfish payroll-patriotic morons.

  81. Jim Olson says:

    How Un American, and Un Christian of them. Two-faced, cruel hypocrites all of them. They have shown their true hand, and America should never, ever trust the Republican party again.

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