By Henry Decker

‘A Knife In The Back': Boehner Faces Bipartisan Fury After Punting Sandy Aid

January 2, 2013 1:25 pm Category: Memo Pad 186 Comments A+ / A-
‘A Knife In The Back': Boehner Faces Bipartisan Fury After Punting Sandy Aid

House Speaker John Boehner is facing a bipartisan firestorm over his decision not to vote on Hurricane Sandy relief before the 112th Congress adjourns, creating a new crisis for Republican leadership just hours after the end of the “fiscal cliff.”

On December 28th, a bipartisan coalition of 49 Democrats and 12 Republicans passed a $60 billion aid package through the Senate to provide relief to the states that were devastated by the storm in October. But after dragging their feet on the measure for weeks, on Tuesday night Republican leadership decided that the bill would not be considered until the 113th Congress convenes on Thursday — despite House Majority Leader Eric Cantor reportedly saying he was “99.9 percent confident” that the bill would be introduced after the fiscal standoff was resolved.

Speaker Boehner has promised to make Sandy relief his top priority in the new Congress, but that isn’t good enough for many Representatives who took to the floor to slam Boehner’s callous disregard for the storm’s victims.

“This was a disgrace. They are inexcusable,” Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said of Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor last night. King, normally a reliable Republican vote, described the decision not to provide hurricane relief as a “knife in the back,” and warned that Republicans are “going to have to go a long way to get my vote on anything” after the debacle.

King also called on New Yorkers to stop contributing to the Congressional Republicans who have ignored their urgent needs. “These Republicans have no problem finding New York when they’re out raising millions of dollars. They’re in New York all the time filling pockets with money from New Yorkers,” King raged. “I’m saying anyone from New York and New Jersey who contributes one penny to Congressional Republicans is out of their mind.”

If New York Republicans follow King’s advice, it could have a crippling effect on the GOP’s fundraising efforts; according to The Huffington Post’s Paul Blumenthal, New Yorkers donated around $4 million to the NRCC in 2012.

Tea Party-backed Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) concurred with King, calling Boehner and Cantor’s move “a personal betrayal.”

“But I think more importantly, when you parse out all the politics, the people of this country that have been devastated are looking at this as a betrayal by the Congress and by the nation, and that is just untenable and unforgivable,” Grimm added.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jay-Gonzalez/100002445019262 Jay Gonzalez

    Stop the lies. If Obama really wanted to help victims of Sandy he could easily make an Executive Order ordering aid to all those people and it is as simple as that. So stop spreading the lies because Obama has passed out Executive Orders left and right, but not to victims of Sandy becuase he wants people to blame Congress when he could easily help them. It’s time to hold Obama accountable for his incompetence.

    • Ray Coleman

      You don’t seem to know a damn thing about politics.

    • highpckts

      Oh get a life you hater!!

    • dalco123

      Keep voting Republication, jackass, and you’ll get what you deserve.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFEPMKNCBVGJYV2X7LBNDGRUEY William

      You really are a FOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • iamom4

      Have you notices the LACK of “likes” to your comments. That shows what people think of you and your thoughts. No more comments necessary!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TT6POTCLZCE74T76WAJIIIUAHU frida

      Go back to bed Gonza. You might be one of those who complains that Pres. has spent a lot of money. Now you are twisting your tongue that he could have used Executive Order and spend more!!!!!! Take another pill, it will calm down your thinking.

    • Nomoresmoke

      Hey Jay, why didn’t Obama do like your Repukelican god GW Bush did for Katrina victims:
      THE 1931 DAVIS-BACON ACT WAS SUSPENDED to begin with and there was more:
      If the scattered New Orleans citizens return, they do not have to be paid the normal prevailing wage. See:
      “Bush lifts wage rules for Katrina — President signs executive order allowing contractors to pay below prevailing wage in affected areas”. (more). Other White House goals are to give displaced students school vouchers to attend religious schools, and to channel Federal funds to faith-based relief organizaitons. I think Saudi Arabia works this way . . . at least say that they are “relief organizations” and “charities”.

      Obama handled it well.

    • DurdyDawg

      Damn! I thought red neck trailer trash nim nods like you became obsolete after Nov. 6.. What’cha trying to do, making sure Obama doesn’t get a third term? Norquist would pat you on the back if he was inclined to associate with brain dead dummies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Myers/100001512942781 Jim Myers

    The Republicans are showing that the wealthiest 2% are far and away more important to them than the victims of Sandy.

    • InsideEye

      Management Agency’s disaster relief fund still has about $4.3-billion, enough to pay for recovery efforts into early spring, the additional Sandy bill was loaded with non-sense spending Add-on unrelated to the Storm. This is the News you can use. There are terrible distortions on every side. I live in NJ and know trhat people are getting checks, perhaps not every dime they think they may deserve/want. Most people that live on the Jersey Shore, know that they are living on borrowed time when they build there….everyone just waits and enjoys their homes till it happens. There is too much hype over this including all political conspiracies/intracacies, that you all think are related to this.

      The Senate’s emergency spending bill to cover costs from Hurricane Sandy includes millions of dollars that will never touch the affected Northeast — including money for salmon fisheries in Alaska, cash for an expansion of train service into New York, extra money going to cover Amtrak’s operating losses and to increase train capacity into New York City. Pete King should be happy about why he would get better traaion service to NYC…..What hypocritical Pork Barreling. Send Money for Sandy Relief untied to BS projects.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WWMXSXSICDJ5OPOYGTQTSC6Q6E nancy

        If what you said is true. Why the Congressional Republicains could not come out with something else all that time. By the ton of your letter you are blaming people who lived by the shore. That is discusting. Because I can not afford to live there that did not give me the right to juge anyone.

        • InsideEye

          Not blaming anyone at all, I am of this breed also that loves the shore, I am relating to you…the attitude of the resilience of the all who enjoy that life style. I would do the same, but it is a money issue for all of us. we in some ways spend it on other things, some take vacations in other places rather than investing in these dangerous places. it Is all money out the window except for the memories that are shared. i “waste” my money on other activities that are as expensive it seems… but enjoyable as well. these people have my admiration. Congress could come up with mmore money ….but there is still 4.3 billion available anyway until this bill is passed. AGAIN it was filled with moneys for other non-related stuff. If people knew this they would scream at his but it is not reported and we all start blaming each other. THES BILLS SHOULD ALL BE EASILY VIEWED BY us THE PUBLIC …WE PAY THESE POLITICOS SALARIES…DAMN IT…..these bills are are hidden because they are trying to screw over us and they wonder why we are angry ?

          • DurdyDawg

            Hell I’m pissed that these pious bottom feeders received a raise well before anything was resolved.. and before you come back with, “It was only a 2.4% raise”.. Check out how much 2.4% is from $300,000.00 to $400,000.00 smackers. They should have to wait the same way middle American workers were told to wait. GD over bloated toads. If it were up to me, I wouldn’t give them a damn penny until congress enacts a quota system and a six month evaluation (just like the rest of us) to show just how much these mutton heads are actually contributing to warrant these upper middle class salaries.

          • InsideEye

            Obama actually mandated the Raise, so he can have their good side. Those rats need a cut , and live with it, like the rest of us that got a $2000 Tax hikem to pay for their raises. They only work 3 days a week, then they travel back home on our dollars. Give me some of that. We all should be pissed at all of this. They work us….but it seems we are working for them.

            I still say the next realization /revolt will be all of us against all of them, Republicans and Democrate. We have to find someone to introduce a bill to decrease their salaries and cut the spending for all of their take home Bills. they are making us fight against each other. Let them eat cake ” Marie Antoinette, who became headless after that remark.

          • InsideEye

            Finally it was congress and the president that went along to have this phony Fiscal Cliff. If the Cliff was reached they knew that some taxes would go up and Some heavy cuts would go into affect. They all proposed and sign-on to this scenario…now they fight against it ??!!!
            It actually would have been the right right solution. since none of Congress wanted to raise taxes or cut funds anyway, a cowardly dereliction of duty.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFEPMKNCBVGJYV2X7LBNDGRUEY William

            Blame should go where it belongs, why does the GOP cry about spending and then loaded up the deal to keep from going over The Cliff with over $60 B in pork??????

      • http://www.facebook.com/ella.d.monfort Ella D. Monfort

        I have always felt it was low down and sneaky to “load” a bill with things unconnected. It has always been done that way, but, hey, you young and young at heart people need to introduce, and back,

        a bill that says, “No one may sneak in requests for money for anything except ONE specific need at a time. ” It’s time to grow up. It’s time to stop such outrageous IN YOUR FACE games. Do the writers of these bills think everyone is so dumb and indifferent that they won’t notice? What an insult.

        • DurdyDawg

          Absolutely agreed!!

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFEPMKNCBVGJYV2X7LBNDGRUEY William

          History shows the GOP adds more pork than the DNC, check it out.

      • Michael Kollmorgen

        Well InsideEye;

        IF this Pork Barrel stuff is what is truly holding up a YES vote on the package, I don’t blame people for not voting for it. Congress should clean out the bill to allow only funding for Sandy Victims, then present it again. Then it would probably pass with flying colors – MAYBE.

        My question would be, WHO put those Pork Barrel Items in the bill in the first place?

        But, you know as well as I do, all bills that come before a vote have Pork Barrel Items in them. So, this bill is really nothing more than doing business as usual on the hill. You know how it goes; scratch my ass, I’ll scratch yours – classic vote trading.

        • InsideEye

          ALso it was congress and the president that went along to have this phione Fiscal Cliff. If the Cliff was reached they knew that some taxes would go up and Some heavy cuts would go into affect. They all proposed and sign-on to this scenario…now they fight against it ??!!!
          It actually would have been the right right solution. since none of Congress wanted to raise taxes or cut funds anyway, a cowardly dereliction of duty.

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            I don’t believe there ever was a Fiscal Cliff. I think the Republican invented the phrase to scare the crap out of the public and try and make Obama look bad as they usually always do.

          • InsideEye

            You are right, the whole Sequestration was approved by all parties , if no one made any decision….gutless politicians. Now I want to know are we all paying higher taxes this pay check….where is o bamas ” everyone will get a tax cut” . Did the democrats vote for this????.?.?

      • Yappy2

        Evidently that 4.3 billion is not enough to put a dent in the help that is needed. Why did the people affected by Hurricane Katrina got help in TEN days and the people affected by Hurricane Sandy are not getting any help after so much time has passed? The polititions should be looking into how the insurance companies are worming their way out of paying for the damage the storm did to their policy holders.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LCXMWHFPRMEYD4RWN56QE2FF4 Grunge45

    Despite attempts by some posts that somehow Obama is, was, at fault, Congressional help is needed. These perpetual haters of Obama seek to get him from doing anything, no matter what the cost.

  • Ray Coleman

    It’s the Republicans that are stopping Obama from passing this bill.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rosa.marrero.165 Rosa Marrero

      The President does not pass bills he only signs them. The senate passes the bill first then it goes to the house where the majority are republicans and if they don’t pass the bill! nothing gets signed. On this occasion the ones to blame are in the house where the majority are republicans. The only thing that the president does is proclaim the states affected by Sandy “A disaster area” Then the Senate and House puts a bill together for allocating the monies.

      • DurdyDawg

        Don’t waste you’re time trying to explain what most logical thinkers know.. These hillbillies don’t know anything that doesn’t have hate injected into the conversation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sharlene.piper Sharlene Piper

    Who does the house speaker think he is ,I bet he would have voted for help for the sandy victims if it was his family or relative that was in ther (((( SHAME ON HIM))))))

  • castorag

    And if the Congress really wanted to help them, they could have so voted. There are enough TPrs in the congress that would have slammed the President had he done what you suggest. This was a terrific opportunity to demonstrate bipartisan support for relief .. .and they chose not to, for partisan reasons. Shameful. Gotta make you ask if it had been, say, some reliably red state whether it would have been such an issue.

  • http://twitter.com/mijomitchell Michael Mitchell

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    Disaster relief should be automatic. Why are these politicians doing this with these people’s actual lives at stake? It’s despicable.

    • Fubom

      Simple answer is that they don’t care about real peoples lives, just the artificial ones that the Supreme Court has created.

      • http://www.Ideacomark-la-tex.com stvjas

        I think the real reason is still that the bill has a lot of ‘pork-tag’ in it, meaning that the bill does a lot for players not even part of ” Hurricane Sandy”, that said they should curtail the pork and get this done for the people in need!!

        • Yappy2

          I keep hearing there is pork in the bill but I have not heard what that pork included.

          • InsideEye

            It included Paying the debts for AMTRAK rail system, Fisheries in Alaska, new Cars for government agencies and more….look it up….if the Storm was so importatnt… and it is ..they found a way of sneaking in these take- home monies.
            Enough already. That is why democrats even are not voting on it .

            Storm Relief is a good enough reason to pass its own funding and should be automatic as someone stated… and not attached to anything else.

          • Yappy2

            I shouldn’t have to look it up, they should make clear what they are complaining about when they are on the floor of the house. Relief to those people should have been on it’s way a long time ago. This is just an excuse by some of these sick in the mind Republicans.Same time they are complaining about this adding more to the budget, the NRA, whick they back, says all schools should have armed guards. Who is going to pay for this? Just another way to push selling more semi-automatic guns. It’s all about the money, they could give a darn about suffering people.

          • InsideEye

            You are right, it should be plainly written for all of us, people , to read. But all parties knew it was in there and they voted on it to pass some slippery stuff through. The republicans did not want to pass this. So now they finally cleared it up, and now it is passed. These bills have to be more transparent to all of us. I get a kick out of all the congress at the podiums co planning about it and yet they all signed on to it. As well as the contrived , pseudomFISCAL CLIFF.. Everyone in congress signed on to this and knew that taxes would go up and budgets were to be cut…..they chose to run out the time and now they can not take the heat and are blaming each other. The people are the losers in this and we become angry at each other. ….blame game. The news agencies do not report this either , they love to see squabbles and never give both sides of the issue.

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            Something They No Doubt Heard On Fox Fake News Or Their Leader Rush Limpdick!!! Just Like They Lying About Hillary Clinton Faking Her Illness!! Drinking Way Too Much Venom Sold To Them By The American Taliban Snake Oil Salesmen!!! That All They Do Is Lie And Make Shit Up !! It Only Works On The Dumb, Stupid And Racist People Out Here Like The Troll That Love To Invade This Website!!!

    • InsideEye

      The bill is filled with Pork barrel add ons. THe Sandy bill should be voted on because of it’s own merits.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WWMXSXSICDJ5OPOYGTQTSC6Q6E nancy

        You would not talk like that if your family were affected by Sandy. I lived in New Jersey. I was not affected by Sandy, but I am so proud of my Governor to stand up for my brothers and sisters who were affected. By the way My Governor is a Republicain with a golden hearth. Like I said before, there are some good Republicains.

        • InsideEye

          I agree with you on the Gov of NJ, And He is the best there is…..in a Democratic state of all things…..he has guts and is refreshing…..I Only have relatives that took and re-did an older home…typical…. and rebuilt it on More Sturdy pilings. Did not sustain as much damage but water went up 2 feet and damaged pourous sheet rock, but my relavtive did get a temp check to get started. she also had some insurance and will live there until she is blown off into the bay. Silver Beach. she is willing to pay the price and realizes the consequences. I would do the same. Waterlife to these people is priceless.

        • Reddiaperbaby

          Oh, Nancy, wake up and smell the coffee…Christie is a thug just like every other Repukelican. Check out his crimes and misdemeanors for yourself. The Gov with “a heart of gold” is also a bully who suggested going after an elderly widow with a bat, cheated gov’t employees out of their benefits, demonized teachers, eliminated tenure, which used to protect educators from harassment, cut funding for women’s health, vetoed a marriage bill passed by both houses of the Legislature, has stalled on medical marijuana access for suffering patients, pushed giveaways to casino millionaires (we really needed another casino in AC), privatized the Meadowlands track, whose new owner promptly fired all the workers, some with 30+ years of seniority, discontinued funds to Planned Parenthood and stacked environmental regulatory bodies with pro-developer hacks and enriched one of his corrupt cronies by letting him run a halfway house which can’t even keep track of the residents. There’s lots more malfeasance, but I think that’s enough to rip off your blinders and introduce you to the real Chris Christie. By the way, the reason he was able to move to Trenton was because he was a huge contributor and fund-raiser for the village idiot from Texas, who rewarded him with the attorney general post, which was his springboard. He couldn’t even get re-elected to the freeholder board in his home county. He’s not such a BFD, believe me…and I’ve lived in NJ since 1958, so I’ve seen lots of losers come and go.

      • Yappy2

        What is in the Pork Barrel?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=661086126 Maritza Rosario

      Because they are not the ones in need.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/CVVR3SYDWGMOSYJBUXICDDK74A Doctor T

        Yes, I guess the Sandy victims must be part of the 47% wanting a handout!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WWMXSXSICDJ5OPOYGTQTSC6Q6E nancy

      It is unhuman.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

      I agree. With the possible exception of defending our country I can not think of anything more important than helping fellow citizens in distress. The Tea Party is already backpedaling and coming up with excuses like “there is too much waste in the disaster relief bill”…without ever providing specifics. They blew it, and they know it. As a citizen, I am disgusted by their attitude and lack of patriotism, as a Democrat I love seeing them self-destruct.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rosa.marrero.165 Rosa Marrero

      They are doing it becaise all the states affected voted for a democratic president. Eeven the governor of NJ Mr. Christie praised the president for his help for quickly making those states affected “disaster areas” to speed up the process of financial help by congress. We must remember all these issues when the vote comes around for re-electing congressman/women. We do not need heartless people in congress. We don’t have any problems spending money on WEAPONS OR ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH WARS” , yet we have a problem helping our fellow countrymen when disaster strike????
      We the majority of Americans need better governance, people who care about other people, the children the elderly and infrastructure. Not people who only care about their BIG EGOS, POWER AND GREED. It is up to all of us to remember this when voting time comes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

    This issue highlights the difference between Republican and Democratic orthodoxy. The people that did not hesitate to spend $1.5T rebuilding Iraq, are determined to deny fellow Americans the relief they need to recover from the ravages of hurricane Sandy because it could cost between $27B and $60B to do that.
    Why worry about the Taliban, with the GOP doing such a great job at destroying our society?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Sehler/100000396279499 John Sehler

      Dominick:You hit the nail on the head. With friends like the republicans who needs enemies.

      • InsideEye

        You are right, Dominic hit his head on the nail. Congress did come up with more money ….

        The Senate’s emergency spending bill to cover costs from Hurricane Sandy includes millions of dollars that will never touch the affected Northeast — including money for salmon fisheries in Alaska, cash for an expansion of train service into New York, extra money going to cover Amtrak’s operating losses and to increase train capacity into New York City. Pete King should be happy about why he would get better traaion service to NYC…..What hypocritical Pork Barreling. Send Money for Sandy Relief untied to BS projects.

        but there is STILL 4.3 billion available anyway till spring until this bill is passed. AGAIN it was filled with moneys for other non-SANDY related stuff (paying for Amtrak debts…..Alaskan fisheries) .
        If people knew this they would scream at this , but it is not reported and we all start blaming each other. THES BILLS SHOULD ALL BE EASILY VIEWED BY us THE PUBLIC …WE PAY THESE POLITICOS SALARIES…DAMN IT…..these bills are are hidden because they are trying to screw over us and they wonder why we are angry ? I like you Dominick.

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          Now That They Made Hurricane Christie Mad Bet They Get To Passing This Bill Soon!!! I Guess Gov. Christie Didn’t Get His Party Memo Where They Pledge To Screw The 98% Of The American People??? Gov. Christie Ripped Orange Man A New Asshole!! LOL Maybe Gov. Christie Should Find A New Party That Cares About ALL The American People!! Here A Clue Gov. Christie You Are In The American Taliban Party And That’s How They Roll!!!! :-(

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/YBYYIQHBLD7BZAU6L3DC7MS4YM Rodney

          inside eye your so right that they added on too a bill that was really simple. give aid to the sandy relief effort period. As a dem for life i say dont do the pork barrel just do simple .This could be all avoided if congress would just pass the line item veto bill .makes sense but then thats how i think . k.i.s.s.(keep it simple stupid) to congress

          • InsideEye

            Line Item Veto, when this “Line Item Veto” proposal comes up, it itself is vetoed….I wonder Why. There must be some Congressmen that can propose a correction for this….the support from US would be unanimous. He may even be elected president for honesty.

    • TZToronto

      A number of years ago, some small town somewhere in the U.S. needed money to rebuild a bridge. No government at any level offered to help fund the bridge–until the Soviet Union offered foreign aid. Suddenly, money started to appear from state and federal sources.

      • ONALIMB

        After Katrina, Cuba offered humanitarian aid. Then and only then did GWB got off his duff and not only visited but sent aid. Let’s face it, they don’t give a tinker’s damn about us.

      • orangegenie1

        Interesting point. For all the U.S. has a Debt crisis and owes other countries money, how come the only time the U.S. was ever paid back was by Norway from WW II? And how is it the U.S. is so quick to jump right up and offer countries aid (and there are many that have their hand out then turn around and hate the U.S. for it)? Let the others take a turn and the U.S. back off and quit doling out money so freely or even squanderously. Pulling the troops out of Iraq was a step in the right direction too as the Defense spending is what exploded the problem and all the doings of raising the debt ceiling, etc. When troops in Afghanistan are finally pulled out, then millions and billions can be saved already and less money on Defense spending,but perhaps more on Homeland Security. Frankly, charity still begins at home and the U.S. needs to pull out of the slump, start taking care of its people as they choose to do so as well, boost the economy, stay the straight coarse and help the homefront first before leaping to aid other countries. If other countries want help in the future, they better start paying their debts and the countries they borrowed from. If the soviet Union offered U.S. aid for rebuilding bridges, did the U.S. pay it back? You refer to it as Soviet Union, so I gather this was in the 1980’s or so? Perhaps due to the warmness of Mikhail Gorbachev did we receive such help?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WWMXSXSICDJ5OPOYGTQTSC6Q6E nancy

      I am not surprise. We are talking about Republicains. Most of them do not care about ordinairy americans. They are so eager to talk about God. My god unlike theirs is a compationate one, who cares about every one of us.

      • Yappy2

        Their God only likes wealthy people.

    • jointerjohn

      The 1.5T for rebuilding Iraq ended up in the corporate pockets of contractors. That made it OK with them. To them, dockworkers, police and firefighters on the east coast are “the takers”, Halliburton is one of the “makers”. We can never expect morality from people who view greed as a virtue and empathy as a vice. Even decency is too much to expect.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

      That’s Just Why I Call Them The American Taliban They Are Just As Bad As The Middle East Terrorists!! And For All Those Who Voted For These GOP/Tea Party Taliban And Happen To Get Hit By Hurricane Sandy It’s Called Reaping What You Sowed!!! No Doubt They Did This To Get Back At Chris Christy For Greeting Our President The Way He Did!!! Nothing These Low Life Thugs Can Do Will Surprise Me NOTHING!!! They Cry For A Smaller Government But They Are First In Line Begging For The Government Help When They Are Hit With Any Kind Of Chaos!! You Better Believe While Rick Perry Was Talking About Getting Rid Of Government Agencies While Half His State Of Texas Was Burning At The Primaries, Perry Was On The Phone At Night Asking Obama For FEMA Money!! It Just More Do As I Say Not As I Do Bullshit The GOP/Tea Party Love To Do So Well!!! They All Have Gotten Government Help But They Just Don’t Want Nobody Else To Get None!!!! Also There’s Word That Boehner Might Resign!! It Wont Matter NONE Of These GOP/Tea Party Rat Bastards Are No Good None Of Them !! Cause They Are Working Out Of The Same Kit!!! :-( We The People Must Stay United And Get Rid Of Their Asses Come 2014 And Beyond!!!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

        Oh Fern there you go again with all your Liberal tolerance showing . Maybe if your stupid Dems had not loaded the relief bill with billions of dollars of nonsense pork that has absolutely nothing to do with helping the victims of Sandy maybe it would pass . Never waste a good crisis right baby

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          Hey Michael You Seem To Think We Are Friends Or Something When I Have Asked Your Tea Bagging Bitch Ass To Stop Talking To Me With Your Dumb Ass Bullshit!! Go Fuck Your Self And Get Back To Sucking Out Of The Koch Brothers Asses!! Plus You Still Need To Earn Your Keep, Go Do Your Night Shift On Giving Rush Limpdick His Nightly Blow Job Fool And Catch Up With Your Crowd On WND = Wacko n Dummies Web Site!! Nobody Buying Your Bullshit Lies Bitch, Just Keep It Moving Punk!! Keep It Moving!! News Flash Your Low Life Knuckle Dragging Party Of Thugs Are Only Putting The Nails In Their Own Coffin And You Can Go With Them!!!

          • InsideEye

            Mike is not a bitch, the truth hurts the wooden fern fork, he can not retort to the truth, He aspirates Soros Kool Aid. you probably were forked with your own wooden fern when younger.

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            You Had A Good Chance To Mind Your Damn Business BITCH InsideEye My Ass, Inside Bitch Ass Troll!!! Mind Your Damn Business Bitch!! Just Keep Your Damn Ass Moving!!!

          • InsideEye

            Is you be mad or suttin you seem to like movin asses….hmmm who is the bitch here ???
            cut the street talk and be nice.

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            Shut The Fuck Up Talking To Me Ass Wipe Go Screw Yourself!! Bitch!! I’ll Play Nice When You And Your American Taliban Party Of Thugs Stop Trying To Screw The Rest Of Us!! Till Then Go Suck Out Of A Dead Moose Ass Bitch!!! And By The Way Take A Wooden Fork And Stick It Inside Your ASS!!! BITCH!!

          • InsideEye

            Got you I guess, Evidently not getting much except dreamin’ of moose sphincters and the like. you be careful with that forkin’ woody fern… you be good …
            or is you be always bad n not able. Is you be into Ebonics.

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            You Can Be Kissing More Koch Brothers Asses Than Wasting Your Time Talking To Me Bitch!!

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFEPMKNCBVGJYV2X7LBNDGRUEY William

          Why did all the pork seem to go to GOP States????

      • old_blu

        You are right Fern it maters if it’s a red state or a blue state most of the NE are blue, and they would be doing something that the President wants to get done and you know that’s not going to happen.

        Good to see you Fern I’ve missed you.

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          Great Seeing You Too My Friend!! I Missed You Also I’ve Been Here, This And Facebook Is The Only Web Sites I Visit, The Rest Are Full Of Lying Trolls And You Know Me By Now I Will Just Rip Them A New Every Time They Try To Explain They Lies To Me !! It’s Amazing How They Think We Are Stupid And Can’t See What’s Going On!! Just Amazing!! I Was Born At Night And You Can Bet It Wasn’t Last Night!!!

    • sn77339

      Just wait till the next Gulf Coast disaster. I hope the Northeast and Atlantic Coast reps remember just how much the Southern reps cared about them. What goes around, comes around.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

      Here we are months after Sandy and still no Help for the victims . Gee I can only imagine what you people would be saying if Bush were in office ? Oh that’s right we dont have to wonder . Bush actually took care of those people even though the inittual response could have been handled better . Here we are Months after Sandy and no relief . Somehow to you sheep that is the Republicans fault . Is it also their fault that the DEMs took this crisis and used as an excuse to load a relief bill with so much pork it would make a pig farmer blush ? As Rahm said and Obama dutifuly follows ..” Never let a good Crisis go to waste ” . Now the DEMS want to spend even more money banking on the misery of their fellow Americans . If the DEMs want a relief bill passed tell them to knock off the Bull and stop putting all that pork in there that has nothing to so with Sandy or her victims . Liberals are such Hypocrites .

      • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

        Never Let Your Mouth Write A Check That Your Ass Can’t Cash Lying Bitch!!! The Election Is Over For Now We Know Just Who The Hypocrites Are That’s Why Your Lying Ass Romney And Ryan Didn’t Win!! We The Smart People Of America Are Not Being Fooled By Assholes Like YOU!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

        The difference is that President Bush had immediate support from Congress to provide relief to the victims of hurricane Katrina, and dragged his feet in implementing the relief efforts. Admittedly, partly because of Brownie’s ineptitude. President Obama responded to the hurricane Sandy disaster as soon as it happened, promised help, and Congress (the House) is still dragging its feet and has not made the appropriations needed to fund the relief efforts. The President proposes, Congress disposes…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFEPMKNCBVGJYV2X7LBNDGRUEY William

        You are such an Idiot, why does all the pork seem to go to GOP causes, and the vote has been held up in the House, run by the GOP. Just because the GOP blames the President and the DNC dose not make it so no matter how many times you Idiots repeat it!!!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WXAQEVOSVCMLVOA66YIGQ7LGGA manfred

      It is mind bogling what these ‘representatvies think, or do they? They still talk about so called ‘entitlements’ coming out of the General Fund. Do they even know that they look like morons that want to fill their own pockrts, period?

    • old_blu

      It’s because President Obama told Governor Christy that he would do everything possible to get them back on their feet, and the “Taliban” (quote from Fern) are still obstructing, as usual.

  • alsoavietnamvet

    The Republicans are punishing Christie for “embracing” Obama, and saying he “didn’t give damn” if Romney came to New Jersey.
    I wonder if the House Republicans share Romney’s belief that it’s immoral to spend federal funds on disaster relief, and “the private sector” should provide the disaster relief.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFEPMKNCBVGJYV2X7LBNDGRUEY William

    Typical GOP, I wonder how they’ll blame this on the President?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TT6POTCLZCE74T76WAJIIIUAHU frida

    For gods sake, the Sandy victims have suffered for quite long now. A very efficient government could had dealt with the bill immediately.

    • InsideEye

      Management Agency’s disaster relief fund still has about $4.3-billion, enough to pay for recovery efforts into early spring, the additional Sandy bill was loaded with non-sense spending Add-on unrelated to the Storm. This is the News you can use. There are terrible distortions on every side. I live in NJ and know trhat people are getting checks, perhaps not every dime they think they may deserve/want. Most people that live on the Jersey Shore, know that they are living on borrowed time when they build there….everyone just waits and enjoys their homes till it happens. There is too much hype over this including all political conspiracies/intracacies, that you all think are related to this.

      The Senate’s emergency spending bill to cover costs from Hurricane Sandy includes millions of dollars that will never touch the affected Northeast — including money for salmon fisheries in Alaska, cash for an expansion of train service into New York, extra money going to cover Amtrak’s operating losses and to increase train capacity into New York City. Pete King should be happy about why he would get better traaion service to NYC…..What hypocritical Pork Barreling. Send Money for Sandy Relief untied to BS projects.

    • stcroixcarp

      The republicans and the tea party want to make sure that government is an inefficient failure, then they can carp about how ineffective the government is. Then they can cut taxes and spending and drown government in the bathtub and spew righteous dribble about liberty and personal responsibility. They care nothing for community.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.burr3 Stephen Burr

    Once again, Boehner has showed he is not only bad at his job, but should be impeached. When is the American public going to “wake up”. They keep voting for these idiots. Was is it going to take? And Obama just lifted a pay freeze for Congress? Their pay just went up. When is the outrage going to filter up to these assholes?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFEPMKNCBVGJYV2X7LBNDGRUEY William

      It was a pay freeze for Government Workers not Congress, they create their own raise and vote on it themselves. The GOP wants to take away the cost of living from Social Security but you will never see them sacrifice anything that effects them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/janet.vernell Janet Vernell

    It is disgusting. The Congress are a useless piece of garbage. Since the Senate passed it they could have had an up and down vote passed it, Obama would have signed it on the spot! It is time for term limits in both the House & Senate. They are too comfortable and don’t give a crap about the regular citizen. TIME IS OF THe essence & the new Senate will have to vote again too. Perhaps if Boehner & Cantor weree virtually in the street and unemployed they woukd feel the pain. Ever see the movie “Trading Places”? That should happen to them.!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WWMXSXSICDJ5OPOYGTQTSC6Q6E nancy

      That is my dream too, but it happen only on movie.

  • winyan

    Of course they won’t support it, if it were for their ‘red’ regions they would be all over it, but considering that most of those most affected by Sandy were ‘blue staters’ why the hell should they care!!

    Partisan politics be d****d! These are people’s lives they are messing with!

  • iamom4

    I so totally agree. The entire benefits package for Congress should be eliminated. Lets start with retirement and health benefits, tennis court, gym, free parking, valet service and the list goes on and on. It isn’t as if they work for these outrageous benefits. Let them retire on SS and a 401 K plan!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/T45IMWLW4XYGFDZP6UISBTMEYQ Louie

    Told you Bonnier, is the worst speaker this country has ever seen. He makes me cry all the time. What a jerk!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    King also called on New Yorkers to stop contributing to the Congressional Republicans who have ignored their urgent needs. “These Republicans have no problem finding New York when they’re out raising millions of dollars. They’re in New York all the time filling pockets with money from New Yorkers,” King raged. “I’m saying anyone from New York and New Jersey who contributes one penny to Congressional Republicans is out of their mind.”/// see what the country means to the GOP party ? nothing at all even the REPUBLICAN’S are putting down there own team . well one can see why . when there own team leave’s them in the middle of the SEA in a boat with a big hole in it . whats next will be the Republicans turning DEM’S its a good thing now maybe the ppl. of this country will see just how much these GOP’s care about anyone or anything . now ppl. see vote out these idiots so the country can move forward heck the Taliban would be nicer to this country then the GOP’s in office now . im still thinking the p[pl. of this country wont do nothing but cry more and not do nothing . well ppl. its wont be the GOP that will be messing every thing up . it will be the ppl. them selfs that are . wait till the debt thing come’s up again and the country credit ratting gose down again soon this country will be lucky to having a passing grade . from tripple AAA to double AA whats next for the great GOP[ party of no a C+ GRADE ?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    If New York Republicans follow King’s advice, it could have a crippling effect on the GOP’s fundraising efforts; according to The Huffington Post’s Paul Blumenthal, New Yorkers donated around $4 million to the NRCC in 2012.//// CRIPPLE THEM for thy are crippling every one else

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    New Jersey governor Chris Christie will be coming a DEMS soon or at least a (I) as im sure a lot of the REP. party will change

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    the GOP can only let their hate for a black man in the house so far . before the ppl. wake up and see just how much the hate hurts the country and it’s ppl.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    it took less than a month for a Republican Congress to approve $62.3 billion in disaster aid after Hurricane Katrina battered the reliably Republican Gulf Coast./// yup because it was for the Republican gulf coast

  • http://www.facebook.com/t.aburcher Thomas Burcher

    Without a doubt, this country stresses the point that we are a nation of Laws, not Men. This refusal of congress to allot funds for living expences, and rebuilding of the afflicted area of the southern East Coast, takes it beyond the Pale. Maybe they need several members to switch parties?
    including the Govesvenor

    • InsideEye

      Management Agency’s disaster relief fund still has about $4.3-billion, enough to pay for recovery efforts into early spring, the additional Sandy bill was loaded with non-sense spending Add-on unrelated to the Storm. This is the News you can use. There are terrible distortions on every side. I live in NJ and know that people are getting checks, perhaps not every dime they think they may deserve/want. Most people that live on the Jersey Shore, know that they are living on borrowed time when they build there….everyone just waits and enjoys their homes till it happens. There is too much hype over this including all political conspiracies/intracacies, that you all think are related to this.

      The Senate’s emergency spending bill to cover costs from Hurricane Sandy includes millions of dollars that will never touch the affected Northeast — including money for salmon fisheries in Alaska, cash for an expansion of train service into New York, extra money going to cover Amtrak’s operating losses and to increase train capacity into New York City. Pete King should be happy about why he would get better traaion service to NYC…..What hypocritical Pork Barreling. Send Money for Sandy Relief untied to BS projects.

  • Bill_B_Peters

    This is in keeping with the Republican belief that global warming is not real, therefore the effects of global warming (rising sea levels, superstorms, etc.) are therefore not real. The hurricane was just a figment of liberal socialist propaganda, don’tcha know?

  • notafoxfan

    for all the eye rolling and tears and finger pointing and the “blame game”, what it boils down to is basically the republican party is in shambles because of the tea party group that has pushed them around a lot..the are a selfish bunch of cowardly so and so’s, and i am not name calling..these people were elected and sent to washington by constituents-you and me the voter-yet their main concern is for politics and their own well being.salaries,benefits,whatever,and not for the victims of sandy or any other group needing any type of government assistance…anyone who sincerely believes they care is sorely mistaken..look at all the garbage that went on with the “fiscal cliff” negotiations and there is still more to come..”big” government and the way its set up is not the problem..its the people who have been elected…

  • William Deutschlander

    One more example of 21st century Republican Cartel IGNORANCE!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    what the GOP is doing is being stright out EVIL and thy think in a few months that it will be forgotten buy the ppl. untill the next time thy screw the country and it’s ppl. the ppl. have to remember all the GOP is doing (or isn’t doing ) to all of us PEOPLE DON’T FORGIVE OR FORGET THESE EVIL DEED’S

  • karinursula

    Funny, we always seem to have money for foreign countries. This is really a shame. Maybe we should stop giving money to Israel and Pakistan etc. and care for our own for a change.

    • stcroixcarp

      Amen! Israel is a rich (currently fascist) country and doesn’t need our aid. Pakistan is is fast becoming a failed state with nukes–scary.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EDRA46LTHQI56IFBT453KTNFBQ Anita

    Politicians should walk a mile in the shoes of those unfortunate victims. After the disaster, such accolades of heartfelt sympathy and offers of help, but now in reality, they don’t give a s…
    As long as you don’t touch their political ambitions and profitable futures (actual reason for running and serving) you might stand a chance, but don’t hold your breath.

  • markmckennon

    Unmentioned in the piece is that this could be seen as a slap at Christie, too. His hug of the Prez has been listed as one of the Top 10 reasons the incumbent coasted to victory, as the gesture flipped some undecided independents blue. I live in NYC but spent a lot of time working in blue-to-purple NJ in the weeks before the election and there was no great shortage of Romney lawn signs. Simple, awkward algebra: no-show post-Sandy Romney x/x sincere Obama + stricken Christie + TV-internet images = maybe 500,000 ~ votes nationwide. Anyone who asserts that there is no chance that partisan politic payback factored into the failure to vote on the aid money is perhaps delusional. Further, it shows in stark relief that the House Republicans, anal-retentively obsessed with pleasing the two-headed schizo snake of their affluent $400,000+ donor base and the Tea Baggers, set aside little bi-/non-partisan time to consider AMERICANS in need.
    They just lost the last election, and already they seem to be at work on tossing ’14 and beyond. Fine by me. Public relations means looking fit for duty by the public.

  • ChristoD

    Republican hearts ? There are NO Republican hearst, at least in Boehner and his ass—– Pal. ?America, what is WRONG with those who support shit like this ? National disgrace is an understatement. The message is clear, our way or no way……despicable people.

    • InsideEye

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  • cahuenga

    So according to King a natural disaster is the only route to “needing help”, otherwise, screw you. I will never understand these people.

    • ONALIMB

      Sandy was a natural disaster. They are just holding America hostage. Jay was dropped on his head one too many times as a baby.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HKCTSVHCQJCJUU2VYCERLWWDE Richie T

    When are the Republicans going to stop cutting their own throats. Political suicide AGAIN.
    20 years from now, Americans are going to look back at the History of Congress, and try to figure out how Republicans ever got elected.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ppfarrell Phyllis Pebbie Bernstein Farre

    and there are those out there that have the balls to say President Obama wants to destroy our country-when we have our own HOME GROWN DESTRUCTIONISTS AS WELL AS OBSTRUCTIONISTS

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UD3EUGK2MQE72TJMSRKFIISYLU V.

    These Republicans have not acted in a responsible way for the last 4 years. This is just another example of that behavior. How can they let these people suffer. Speaker Boehner and Majority leader Eric Kantor should be impeached for such a travisty and the lack of leadership in this matter. These states have been devastated and need that money now.
    SHAME ON YOU !!!

    • InsideEye

      The Senate’s emergency spending bill to cover costs from Hurricane Sandy includes millions of dollars that will never touch the affected Northeast — including money for salmon fisheries in Alaska, cash for an expansion of train service into New York, extra money going to cover Amtrak’s operating losses and to increase train capacity into New York City. Pete King should be happy about why he would get better traaion service to NYC…..What hypocritical Pork Barreling. Send Money for Sandy Relief untied to BS projects.

      but there is STILL 4.3 billion available anyway till spring until this bill is passed. AGAIN it was filled with moneys for other non-SANDY related stuff (paying for Amtrak debts…..Alaskan fisheries) . If people knew this they would scream at this , but it is not reported and we all start blaming each other. THES BILLS SHOULD ALL BE EASILY VIEWED BY us THE PUBLIC …WE PAY THESE POLITICOS SALARIES…DAMN IT…..these bills are are hidden because they are trying to screw over us and they wonder why we are angry ?

  • rlwhitedov

    They all need to be fired but we just don’t do it. Therefore we deserve what we get.

  • http://twitter.com/AJ_Sab AJ Sab

    Typical Republicunts

  • Erik Nash

    That’s what happens when you play with this GOP congress…..YOU GET BURNT! Everyone in the country knew this scenario was going to eventually get staged and then executed. Look at it this way, if the GOP would filibuster/or not vote on a fiscal measure to avert the so called “fiscal cliff” what makes you think that they’d put to a vote something just as “morally important” as this. That is one of the reasons that I despise politicians no matter what their political/or philosophical leanings are, and this congressional and senatorial body proves that point time and time again. These “jackalopes” are not there to help the American people, they are there for power, money and themselves. Once we as a nation go from suspecting this to knowing it, I think we will be a lot better off. Do I think that we should find another form of government? No, I do not, but I do believe that a third party solution is a better way to go.

  • bchrista

    What you Pundits kep forgetting is that they should never have been voted in in the first place and since the are now in voting them out won’t hurt them because they have already lined their pockets and once out they get all those perks and benifits and their full pay which is a hell of a lot of money to get every mnth for the rest of one’s life, you won’t get that when you retire and most are millionaires already, the only way to hurt people like that is to hit them where it hurts in their pockets, change the laws once they leave they don’t get the perks, the benifits or their full pay unless they have earned it. I bet 99% won’t gualify, and hand me that bullshit about we can’t do that, remember it’s we the people who put them in and it’s we the people who can put them out this is still a country of we the people, by the people and for the people it belongs to us we didn;t cede it to them, we just elected them to run it to benifit us not them, SHOW SOME BACK BONE AMERICA TAKE YOUR COUNTRY.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AWMRZLG3PKESDNSJ6JE5URIPF4 alvin w

    Why do we even have a Republican party? Their making this nation fall apart like Rome.
    They only care about themselves not the people as a whole. They support WAR though eight years of it.
    Do the math on that cost to fund American tax payers money.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Myers/100001512942781 Jim Myers

      Replying to alvin w –

      Sorry to say, but good needs evil, light needs dark, and so on. Without the dark side, the light side would have nothing to be compared to.

  • http://www.facebook.com/deborah.landau.31 Deborah Landau

    It is clearly the end of the two party system for us. Mankind is basically kindhearted (I have to believe). The far right has had control of the GOP for too long, now, and it needs to end. That is why the more moderate GOPs are furious with their own party. Boehner is a hateful Wealth protector who acts like he is very prejudiced. Isn’t the KKK and other groups far right wing?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

      Believe it or not, Deborah Landau, many KKK are actually Christians who believe in scripture, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They just have a reprobate way of worshipping. We have to excuse them because they are mentally challenged, deluded by illusions of racism and white supremacy. Gog forgive them, for they know not what they do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alvey.pelletier Alvey Pelletier

    I wonder what Governor Christie thinks of his f—– up party? He’s usually not to bashful to speak his mind. Penny for your thoughts there Chris.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZJ5BBSQIGTUMERPZFALES6HQNY Bill

      I’m not a big fan of Gov. Christie but he has attacked the lack of aid blaming Congress in general and the Speaker in particular. For all those who think the Northeast doesn’t deserve aid remember that the next time a Tornado occurs, the Mississippi floods, the Gulf Coast is destroyed by a hurricane, have a forest fire destroy your home or have an earthquake ravaged your area. NY, NJ and Ct coastline was nearly wiped out by Sandy and these states send more money to the Federal Gov’t than they receive back.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2IBYUTCX2NM3GT35WDAHE62MX4 sporting chance

    George Bernard Shaw: “the longer I’m here, the more I think this planet is used as an asylum for the insane.”

  • montanabill

    Dominick, what was clearly stated and agreed by the Republican House is that they would approve the spending bill for Sandy victim aid, the original $27B requested. They also said, they would not approve the pork laden bill passed by the Senate (almost double). Sometime just getting the story straight would eliminate a lot of animosity. You and the National Memo are doing the country no favor by spreading hate, especially over a very slanted story that conveniently leaves out the truth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tracy.booth.5895 Tracy Booth

    There should be term limits in House and Senate. Get the one’s who WAY over retirement age out of there. Also cut those perks that they receive. It’s a damn shame!

  • bchrista

    I must remind InsideEye that the 62.3 Billions that was approved for the Republican Gulf Coast didn’t all go to the victims of Katrina there are still areas in NewOrleans that look the same today just like after Katrina somebodies went South with a lot of that money there are too many of our good Representatives that take advantage of these situations to send money to their Pet projects so they can get kick backs and so long as Officials turn a blind eye to this sort of things graft will continue to rule our country uou can’t stop it all but, you can damn well slow it down by electing the right people to run things. Get rid of the Boehners, Canters,Pauls,Bachmann,McConnell,Norquists,Becks,Rubios, Scotts and all the rest of the obstructionist and you might just wind up a pretty decent country to live in.

  • bchrista

    Like I said before Bush, Cheney, Ronsfeld and, the rest of their buddies got the Congress to vote for the repariations to rebuild Iraq so they could steal millions of dollars if you What Haliburtondid in Iraq it is sickening, come on $35.00 for a regular toilet seat (it wasn’t even padded) can you imagine what a ball they had managing 1.5T dollars. Hasn’t anyone noticed how quiet that group has been in light of all the accusitions made about them and their fuck-ups, they know that if a commitee was conviened to investigate their shenanigans they could wind up in jail, but don’t worry that’ll never happen because they all lie in the same bed and what each others back, there are all lawyers and they all belong to the same Country Club and their Code demands they protect each other

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UUTJKDJNSAEHUL5MTEO3IDRLLE DavidW

    Why would you want to be a Republican? They don’t like women, they don’t like blacks and they don’t like Hispanics. They don’t even like themselves

    • InsideEye

      I am a republican/male and have lived amongst and loved all women, black, white and hispanic, I even have ONE only living in my home, and I am respectful of their presence they are golden….I am not alone in this thought …..they are better than men….more versatile.
      That anti woman stuff is absolute non-sense.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

        InsideEye, man, write down what you say and read it before you post, fool. You’re proving what everyone is saying about you. “republican/male”? “loved all women, black, wehite, hispanic”? “one only living in “my” home”? C’mon, man, you sound like a fucking ass-hole! You’re making yourself look bad. . . I’m just saying, so’s you know.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MFPDFRWZZAKO4XJXNLUG3DI65Y Anthony America

    The GOP is; Of the 1% – By the 1% – For the 1%
    Fox News Is the 1% propaganda network and still idiots don’t get it

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4JK5UTBYBW34I6QZZXYEBMSTT4 TEN-OF-WANDS

    I wonder how BILL O’RILEY can spin a hurricane.

  • jointerjohn

    Congressional Term Limits. A.K.A. the “fast track” approach to creating more lobbyists and Corporate Board Room Chair Warmers. You think they sell their souls to big money now? Just wait until you tell them they will need a new job in four or six years. We have term limits in Illinois, we call it prison.

  • bchrista

    In response to that Jackass Jay Gonzales It took several days for Old Bushy Boy to respond to Katrina the he appointed Browne to over see that the people in New Orleans and these affected by Katrina in the surrounding areas were taken care of then didn’t bother to check to see if things were implemented right and wound up with his famous statement ‘ Good Job Brownie “, whereas Obama was on the Job as soon as he could get there offering any help he could provide, that’s why Governor Christe praise him so high and thanked him while the Republicans had their fingers up their ass trying to hang on to the funds that they should have been sending to help the people in the disaster areas, Hail, Hail to the Grand Old Party.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AWMRZLG3PKESDNSJ6JE5URIPF4 alvin w

    Why do we have a Republican party anyway? Their gonna tear the nation apart like Rome and cause war here. I think they only believe in WAR and destruction. We had eight years while GWB was in office and crumbled our economy and we still don’t know the true story behind it. Trillions of dollars overseas yet people in NYC and New Jersey lost everything and they snub their noses at 60 million to help taxpaying Americans rebuild homes and their lives. They don’t deserve to be treated this way. Its a shame and God will reward them for their actions. The poor and meek shall inherit the earth believe me the way they treat all people. I will pray for their souls.

  • snickers413

    The only God the Republicans know or care about are money and the money givers. There no love for their fellowman, woman or child. Their always looking to see what they can get out of it. Rebuilding the Middle East gets them more money at election time from the people who a making billions off our wars! They are the sorriest bunch to every go to Washington. Even the real republicans are waking up to what a sorry bunch the new republicans (the teabaggers) really are and how little they care for anyone but their paymasters.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CVVR3SYDWGMOSYJBUXICDDK74A Doctor T

    Foolish man JG! Finding anothe bogus response to blame the President are we now? What a farce!

  • Canistercook

    It would have been fine if Obama had delayed it I guess!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/alvey.pelletier Alvey Pelletier

    Bush did a fly over New Orleans after Katrina. Obama was boots on the ground with a plan for help and reconstruction after Sandy, which republicans are delaying. See a difference here?

  • rpg1408

    Could it be because the Northeast states went for Obama in 2012 ? Just askin’ …

  • Justice4the98Percent

    Dominick, you said it very nicely. Who else but the Republicans are so anti-American. They support the rich like Romney, Trump, Kock brothes, and others — who take their money offshore to avoid paying taxes. They vote for right to work legislation that cripples American organized labor but have no problem giving jobs to the communist Chinese who they are obviously in bet with — how dare the ever call the Democrats communists! These Republicans most notably the tea partiers lead by slugs like Eric Cantor and John Boehner don’t have an ounce of morality in their entire party. The best thing patriotic American middle-class can do now is to keep the pressure on to eliminate these Republicans like Boehner and Cantor who don’t deserve to hold high office — for that matter, not even low office.

  • Dorothy Burns

    BOEHNER IS EVIL AND HE IS ALSO AN IDIOT! HE SHOULD BE FIRED BY ALL REPUBLICANS !

  • behaviorquest

    The Republicans can preach to the microcephalic all they want and as long as the code word, “spending” is what they use and not refuted by the Democrats this is what we have. The dumb asses don’t know that unemployment is “spending”, Sandy relief is spending, Medicare is spending, medicaid for sick kids is spending. I guess the dumb asses just want the old, sick, and very young to just die. Mighty patriotic of you dumb assess.

  • RonTruth

    Well, Pete. perhaps it is time to recognize that it is Democrats, not Republicans. who are the far more balanced of the two parties. You are welcome to come on home to the party that bears the name of how America was intended to actually work: Democracy. Democratic.

  • 1bythebrooks2

    I have to commend Rep. Peter King. His rightfully placed blow-up at his Republican party and the Speaker and Cantor was a sight to behold and hear. Finally some truth from a Republican!

  • Michelle Rose

    There’s no immediate payback for the Republicans if they vote this through. Why should they? The election is over, there’s no pressing need for any Republican (except those from states devastated by Sandy and those only a handful compared to the rest of the pack) to offer help to ANYONE.

    The GOP has been issued its orders regarding any spending: not in your lifetime, bubba. Not if you want funding from Rove and Norquist. Ideology takes precedence over humanitarian concerns. A political position is ever so much more important than people’s lives, doncha know.

    Do y’all want to end this debacle, once and for all? Then put Rove and Norquist in chains and bury them in a deep, dark hole where they belong. Throw away the key.

    I think y’all will find that it will put an end to this damned nonsense pretty quickly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000841658853 Robert Cruder

    Do I correctly recollect that David Koch opposed the disaster aid saying that Sandy’s victims should “suck it up”?

    We have ceased to complain about Tea Party reps taking their orders from David Koch since everyone already knows who is providing the gold and making the rules.

    They could at least man-up and show some pride in their principles (such as they are).

    Saying that they favor the disaster relief (lie) and blaming Speaker Boehner (convenient) is really lame.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CJ747270 Craig J Phillips

    Stupid Republicans, they will do just about anything to screw us, THE PEOPLE OVER, and they wander why we are angry.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GRY7NEMF5ELSRQXIHHPRGO2PCY Joseph

    Sounds the same as Hurricane Irene last year when they had to pull teeth for the House to give Disaster Relief Funds. Again a year later Hurricane Sandy hits NY and New Jersey Shoreline again and again the House Republicans leave congress before settling Relief Funds. These are supposidly Politicians that are to help America and Americans. Unfortunately, their pocketbooks and selfishness comes first. It is so Non American and so Embarassing to have Politicians like Boehner, Cantor and Tea Party Creatures that do not realize what America Stands For…..Just a bunch of Hypocrits and they should all be ousted out in the next mid term election.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001455838828 Angella Lewis

    Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor callous disregard for the storm’s victims
    GOP doing such a great job at destroying our society?
    Boehner keep no promise to help the Sandy relief.
    2016? REMEMBER
    help us spread the word by notifying your friends, family, and neighbors on Facebook, Twitter, or even your blog if it say Republicans the answer is NOOOOOOOOO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barbara-Ann-Meek/556634626 Barbara Ann Meek

    Boehner obviously cares more about his job than the American people he represents. He is angry that he didn’t get his way and is now taking it out on the victims of Hurricane Sandy. He is either the biggest hipocrit in congress or needs professional mental help. Is he bi-polar or just greedy?

  • dalnb

    “After spending weeks dragging their feet”, – Congress has been dragging their feet for the past two years!
    They have been out of session more than they have been in. A few days ago a Republican Representative from Wyoming talking about getting a pay raise for Senators and Congressmen stated Congress has been out of session for 15 weeks since August (not sure if that includes August). They have been out, have not been working on any Fix America legislation, put off any “over the cliff” efforts, and generally have been on a long vacation at tax payers expense. I am sure the oath of office they took did not in anyway suggest they were to serve at their own will, how they want and when they want.
    It is obvious we have a totally dysfunctional Congress with no leadership and as they are all followers they seem to just be wondering around like lost sheep!

    It is high time for the American people to take charge, get these idiots out of office, take the task on ourselves and get the job done that Congress has shown a total disinterest in doing!

    • alsoavietnamvet

      It is time to put TERM LIMITS on Congress!!! After their’re elected, their efforts are directed to KEEPING their seat, and their PARTY agenda!! They don’t give a damn about doing what’s good,or right, for our country.

  • dalnb

    I do not think blaming a failure to bring this to the floor now is a failure this man should have to shoulder. The storms did not take place yesterday or last week; Congress should have been doing something in the long weeks following the storms leaving thousands of families in trouble. Bring the problems to the floor with only a day or two to go would have only taken time as a new Congress will start and everything the current congress has left undone (they never complete anything) will have to be done over again. Action for financial relief should have been done a month ago!

    It is good though that many Republicans are seeing how poorly the party leadership is and has been. There are a lot of Republicnas who are saying they are ready to change parties – I for one!

  • 012647020451

    Fret not yourselves because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass and wither as the green herb. Psalm 38: 1&2 Be not deceived God is not mocked, whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7 When pride come, then comes shame……. That is exactly what has happened with the members of congress. They were so determined to make President Obama a one term President. That plot did not materialize so now they are doing their darndest to thwart his agenda:when will they ever learn? I am sure some of those people who are recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy voted for the republican candidate. That is and was their right. Now they are experiencing the republican thank you,a fat zero.As for Inside Eye, he epotimizes racism with his condescending attitude. One of my best friends is Black, or Hispanic, Jewish or a woman. If you have to say that, then you are trying to convince yourself. It is sad that people could hate one man so much that they would derprive thousands of people who are in dire need of creature comforts and who need to rebuild their lives physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.God help the ones in need a please touch the hearts, and minds of those who are refusing to give them that in which they are in need.

    • InsideEye

      I was replying to a bigotted Liberal, who thinks all republicans are anti-female, etc. This is so far from the truth. Even Romney knew the power of women and mutual respect of each other…… Several Kids later and a wonderful family. you evidently can not believe that men do respect women, except when we have to take out the garbage. …where is equality at times ?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

      Beautiful. God bless you.

  • 81643

    Boehner pulls yet another boner.

  • http://www.facebook.com/doug.smith.5074 Doug Smith

    Repubs , must get all the pork barrel issues finalized w/ benefactors.. Like ,Why is sandy relief monies going to the Salmon hatcheries on the opposite coast??? only connection is PORK

  • ridemybroom

    i believe the time has come for cantor and bohner to do the right thing….STEP DOWN …!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnny.thomas.52035 Johnny Thomas

    The democrat are completely different on these issues .In reality republicans can sped money over sea’s rebuilding but leave us in the rain or to die that is normal for them and the general people of the US or working people are trash in the streets and better way of putting it .

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JMT6C3LHLJDD4RX4NB4KY5ICAE gargray

    Why do the repbs keep shooting themselves in the foot? They want to destroy their own party. The message they send is to take down the democrats and Obama.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TGXERX4O52JUBUF6V2XXGC7KDE Sandra

    And American are surprised? Really! What do you expect from the GOP. All of you who put these Republicans in office…. learn from your mistakes! God Bless New Jersey, New York and Connecticut!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/yvonne.pugh1 Yvonne Pugh

    In case Republicans don’t know it, issues such as the Hur. Sandy devastation is what our taxes are supposed to be used for. Leaving the congress NOW, at this crucial time of year, and unnecessarily this long after the strike, is heartless, inconsiderate, trifling, lazy and just plain dumb!!! What/How can they justify leaving their needed response ‘for later”? Too many Republicans act like they’re on some mysterious drug that the rest of us can’t afford to take, and that’s why they’re so unreasonable, and damning, with the NATION’S RESOURCES and MONEY!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YBYYIQHBLD7BZAU6L3DC7MS4YM Rodney

    micheal if you do the math thier more rep in the house than dems. also alaska i,m not sure but i dont think that thier adem resenting that state now i could be wrong see that that what we libs do when were wrong we ammit it how come you rep dont

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YBYYIQHBLD7BZAU6L3DC7MS4YM Rodney

    man do you read anything other then the wall street jon. or look at something other then fox news if you did you would know that the rep hole the house not the dems. do the math oh that right you didn,t take advanadge of the student loan program

  • InsideEye

    New york State is not a GOP state…. it is aWelfare state like California

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

      InsideEye, you posted eleven times back to back, ranting like a maniac, barking at the moon, about nothing. Do you understand what you’re saying? Do you get pumped up on weed, alcohol, or meth before you post, then read the crap you post after you sober up a little bit? You should detox, get your head out of your round-eye, and breath a breath of fresh air before you post, man. Unless you’re only joking, don’t pass it off as something intelligent. When you do that, you’re only vomitting, regurgitation, and masticating the vile contents from your putrid belly put there by Republican/Tea Bag scum.

      • InsideEye

        Error of some kind sorry to stir up all that anger, may you have a great New Year.

  • InsideEye

    You actually count these things ? Lots of time on your fern.

  • InsideEye

    TypIt was congress and the president that went along to have this phony Fiscal Cliff/Sequestration scenario. If the Cliff was reached they knew that some taxes would go up and Some heavy cuts would go into affect. as per Simpson / Bowles They all proposed and sign-on to this scenario…now they fight against it ??!!!
    It actually would have been the right right solution. since none of Congress wanted to raise taxes or cut funds anyway, a cowardly dereliction of duty.
    e your comment here.

  • InsideEye

    Type youThe Senate’s emergency spending bill to cover costs from Hurricane Sandy includes millions of dollars that will never touch the affected Northeast — including money for salmon fisheries in Alaska, cash for an expansion of train service into New York, extra money going to cover Amtrak’s operating losses and to increase train capacity into New York City. Pete King should be happy about why he would get better traaion service to NYC…..What hypocritical Pork Barreling. Send Money for Sandy Relief untied to BS projects.

    but there is STILL 4.3 billion available anyway till spring until this bill is passed. AGAIN it was filled with moneys for other non-SANDY related stuff (paying for Amtrak debts…..Alaskan fisheries) .

    r comment here.

  • InsideEye

    much goes to NY Blue state, GOP is against it except for Sandy Relief.

  • InsideEye

    Pork is Pork, and Sandy Relief should not be in a Pork laden Bill, ….Bills should all be separate and Public and stand on their own merit. …of course the Congress only work 3 days a week and do not have time to vote on all of these separate bills, but theyhave time to write them.

  • InsideEye

    You are nominated to head the effort Ella, We will send you supoort money if you have the time…you have nothing to lose. Help us youngin’s.

  • InsideEye

    Some pork money goes to BLUE NE and NYC , so why did not Pete King speak up sooner ???????? The Senate’s emergency spending bill to cover costs from Hurricane Sandy includes millions of dollars that will never touch the affected Northeast — including money for salmon fisheries in Alaska, cash for an expansion of train service into New York, extra money going to cover Amtrak’s operating losses and to increase train capacity into New York City. Pete King should be happy about why he would get better traaion service to NYC…..What hypocritical Pork Barreling. Send Money for Sandy Relief untied to BS projects.

    • InsideEye

      Sorry about repetitious posts , was having sex and was stuck . I will not masticate as you suggested.

  • InsideEye

    BLUE states of NE and NYC get some pork….why did not Pete King Say something when he read the Bill? The Senate’s emergency spending bill to cover costs from Hurricane Sandy includes millions of dollars that will never touch the affected Northeast — including money for salmon fisheries in Alaska, cash for an expansion of train service into New York, extra money going to cover Amtrak’s operating losses and to increase train capacity into New York City. Pete King should be happy about why he would get better traaion service to NYC…..What hypocritical Pork Barreling. Send Money for Sandy Relief untied to BS projects.

  • InsideEye

    The BLUE NE and NYC is on the PORK list, Why did not Pete King say something when he voted for the bill, or maybe like Nancy Pelosi said, “Let us pass it and read it later” The Senate’s emergency spending bill to cover costs from Hurricane Sandy includes millions of dollars that will never touch the affected Northeast — including money for salmon fisheries in Alaska, cash for an expansion of train service into New York, extra money going to cover Amtrak’s operating losses and to increase train capacity into New York City. Pete King should be happy about why he would get better traaion service to NYC…..What hypocritical Pork Barreling. Send Money for Sandy Relief untied to BS projects.

  • InsideEye

    The BLUE NE and NYC is on the PORK list, Why did not Pete King say something when he voted for the bill, or maybe like Nancy Pelosi said, “Let us pass it and read it later” The Senate’s emergency spending bill to cover costs from Hurricane Sandy includes millions of dollars that will never touch the affected Northeast — including money for salmon fisheries in Alaska, cash for an expansion of train service into New York, extra money going to cover Amtrak’s operating losses and to increase train capacity into New York City. Pete King should be happy about why he would get better traaion service to NYC…..What hypocritical Pork Barreling. Send Money for Sandy Relief untied to BS projects.

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  • InsideEye

    Robert , I was mocking the fact that some actually think(Democrats) that republicans are anti women…..this is absolutely ridiculous . . There seem to be more males in the republican party it seems….according to some reports. Therefore, less gay?????? As well according to democratic thinking. .
    Most men are married, there fore they have a love for women…I would think. And most respect them….I would think. The argument is getting olde. , do not bring up abortion…..this is an individual choice and most agree. Also most agree that that abortion should be used judiciously for health and psychological reasons.

  • dmr69

    I hope that J. Gonzalez’s name is some kind of JOKE, as he is. What a FUCKING IDIOT to imply our P.O.T.U.S. is responsible for all the Repub.’s that have not taking responsibility for SHIT in the last 4-years and now here is some IDIOT named Gonzalez, wich happens to be my Mother’s maiden name and is an embarressment to all Latino’s should stop thinking and find one of those rich repubican’s and see if he can get a job cutting grass in a “right to work” state so he can be paid the latino wage so he can appreciate what our P.O.T.U.S. is trying to accomplesh with what the Repub’s don’t think 47% deserve. Jay Gonzalez is not what the majority of latinos take pride in. Because “PRIDE” is so far up his ass he can’t find it.

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