Who Hijacked Our Country

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Republicans: “Natural Disaster Aid for MY state, but NONE for Hurricane Sandy Victims”

When President Obama first unveiled the federal stimulus package a few years ago, there were jillions of Republican politicians who trashed the stimulus; said it was socialism and would be the ruin of this great nation.  Later, each one of these same bootstraps Free Marketeers were photographed taking part in a groundbreaking ceremony for a project that was made POSSIBLE by the stimulus.

And now the same assholes have mutated into a new subspecies.  Thirty-seven House Republicans who voted against federal aid for Hurricane Sandy victims have previously voted in favor of federal aid for their own state, following a natural disaster.

The usual suspects are on the list:  Louie Gohmert (R—Inbred), Mike Pompeo (R—Koch Brothers boy toy), Paul Ryan (R—Peewee Herman), James Sensenbrenner (R—“Hitler Didn’t Go Far Enough“), and so many more.

The linked article has a complete list of the Infamous 37.

 No wonder Congress is more hated than cockroaches, lice, Donald Trump, telemarketers and root canals.



Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

The thing that gets me about this kind of thing is that it has become so commonplace that even when it's widely reported, most people react with, "Yeah, so, what else is new?"

We can condemn crackpot hypocrites like Gohmert for being weeping boils on the backside of American politics, and justifiably so. But the real culprits are the ignorant, resentful and often spiteful throwbacks who vote for our Gohmerts, Bachmanns, Sensenbrenners and their ilk.

What a refreshing, faith-restoring development it would be if, just once, voters in a Gohmert's or Bachmann's district would launch and win a recall drive after one of these outrages.

January 9, 2013 at 1:00 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Hey, that's what those states get for not buying volcano insurance.

January 9, 2013 at 6:01 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: Too many nutcase congresspeople are in foolproof districts where they're guaranteed to be re-elected for eternity. I don't have a solution to this, but it's mind-boggling how a politician can be so out of touch with the rest of the country and still maintain his/her powerful position for life.

Randal: That reminds me, I'm not paid up yet on my asteroid policy.

January 9, 2013 at 11:17 AM  

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