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Sep 20 2013

Look who’s asking for a Big Gubmint handout now

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It turns out I’m not the only one asking for money this week. Remember Super Storm Sandy? Which wasn’t a super storm so much as a typical strength hurricane that happened to hit the densest population center in the US, including a bunch of well to do beach fronts. Back then, a number of conservative lawmakers, teabaggers to the core or afraid of same, voted against relief for that disaster. Courtesy of a link posted in comments, you already know what’s coming next, don’t you?

Raw Story — Republican Reps. Mike Coffman, Cory Gardner, Doug Lamborn and Scott Tipton joined the rest of their state’s delegation in asking Obama to send emergency funds to Colorado, reported Think Progress.

Those same four Republicans voted against the Sandy relief package in January, and Lamborn voted against a smaller billion relief package less than two weeks later.All three of Colorado’s Democratic representatives voted for each of the Sandy relief packages.

If only I had no principles and you guys had no brains. I could write post after post slamming moochers and parasites and we could all have a cruel laugh at their expense. Then I could turn around on a dime and beg you for money to continue the slamming without batting one eyelash in hypocrisy.

Alas, there are no principles in politics, only interests. That may be one reason rationalists are so terrible at it, especially among religious conservatives, and help explain why sociopaths do so well fleecing them.

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  1. 1
    unbound

    “If only I had no principles…”

    And that is why you can’t be a politician or corporate CEO.

  2. 2
    Stephen "DarkSyde" Andrew

    I know, and I’m OK with that, even though it sucks a little right now.

  3. 3
    busterggi

    Rethugs fail the mirror test for self-awareness and thus cannot feel shame.

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    A Wandering Minstrel

    It gets better: in the affected cities on the plains, the neighborhoods closest to the rivers tend to be poor (and in the city I’m thinking of, largely Hispanic) neighborhoods. I’d be shocked if for people living in those neighborhoods, extra hurdles to accessing whatever assistance becomes available don’t appear. I’ve already had students withdrawn from my school because their parents can’t access assistance and they’ll never be able to rebuild.

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