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(Think Progress)   Colorado House Republicans who opposed disaster relief for New York and New Jersey now support disaster relief for Colorado   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 108
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2013-09-19 04:54:42 PM
Empathy isn't allowed in the Republican Party.
 
2013-09-19 05:04:37 PM
I can't believe it's another day ending in Y already.
 
2013-09-19 05:04:53 PM
didn't this also happen with the oklahoma tornado? funny that. how very.... christian.
 
2013-09-19 05:09:25 PM
Yeah, I'm stunned. Shocked. Truly.
 
2013-09-19 05:09:26 PM

FlashHarry: didn't this also happen with the oklahoma tornado? funny that. how very.... christian.


FTFA:   "Though he had himself sought disaster aid after damages from Colorado wildfires in June 2012, Lamborn even voted against a smaller $9 billion emergency Sandy relief bill 11 days earlier."

And you know who Lamborn represents?  Colorado Springs.  The evangelical mothership.
 
2013-09-19 05:13:11 PM

Diogenes: And you know who Lamborn represents?  Colorado Springs.  The evangelical mothership.


i'm shocked.
 
2013-09-19 05:16:17 PM
A lot of the flooded areas in CO. are populated by liberals. Boulder and Ft. Collins are pretty liberal.
 
2013-09-19 05:20:49 PM

vernonFL: A lot of the flooded areas in CO. are populated by liberals. Boulder and Ft. Collins are pretty liberal.


And I would be the last person to suggest they should be punished for their shiatty representatives.
 
2013-09-19 05:22:37 PM
But the four Republican Congressmen who are now supporting disaster relief for their own state were among those voting earlier this year against the emergency aid funding for Superstorm Sandy victims on the East Coast.

Really? They're Republicans? Gosh, mister, that really surprises me!

The Republican credo: "gimme, gimme, gimme (if I'm gettin' it), but f*ck you if you're gettin' it"

Can we just prevent relief going to those districts? Or limit it to bootstraps?
 
2013-09-19 05:23:46 PM

vernonFL: A lot of the flooded areas in CO. are populated by liberals. Boulder and Ft. Collins are pretty liberal.


Did those guys oppose helping other parts of America? Like those populated by conservatives?
 
2013-09-19 05:30:27 PM

Lionel Mandrake: But the four Republican Congressmen who are now supporting disaster relief for their own state were among those voting earlier this year against the emergency aid funding for Superstorm Sandy victims on the East Coast.

Really? They're Republicans? Gosh, mister, that really surprises me!

The Republican credo: "gimme, gimme, gimme (if I'm gettin' it), but f*ck you if you're gettin' it"

Can we just prevent relief going to those districts? Or limit it to bootstraps?


On a serious note, I think they should pass a law saying disaster relief funds can only go to those areas directly affected by the disaster.  And that legislators that try to poach such funds should be anally probed with an electric cattle prod.
 
2013-09-19 05:44:35 PM

Diogenes: FlashHarry: didn't this also happen with the oklahoma tornado? funny that. how very.... christian.

FTFA:   "Though he had himself sought disaster aid after damages from Colorado wildfires in June 2012, Lamborn even voted against a smaller $9 billion emergency Sandy relief bill 11 days earlier."

And you know who Lamborn represents?  Colorado Springs.  The evangelical mothership.


How very Christ-like of him.
 
2013-09-19 05:47:50 PM
disaster aid should not be partisan
 
2013-09-19 05:50:31 PM
So are they tacking on a bunch of bacon spending for states and projects nowhere near the disaster area? I hope the Alaskan fisheries get their cut this time.
 
2013-09-19 05:52:10 PM
It's a bit sad that this kind of Republican dickery doesn't even surprise me anymore.
 
2013-09-19 06:08:27 PM

violentsalvation: So are they tacking on a bunch of bacon spending for states and projects nowhere near the disaster area? I hope the Alaskan fisheries get their cut this time.


People should suffer because a representative stuck some pork on their relief bill
 
2013-09-19 06:11:20 PM

Diogenes: I can't believe it's another day ending in Y already.


I know, it feels like there was one yesterday...
 
2013-09-19 06:29:41 PM
Let them suffer
 
2013-09-19 06:33:29 PM
Wait until the northeast secedes and we stop giving the rest of you our precious tax dollars and baseball teams.

Actually, you guys can keep the Mets.
 
2013-09-19 06:35:36 PM
Hey guys, borrow against some pot revenue. It's right farking there!
POT!
 
2013-09-19 06:36:47 PM

Warlordtrooper: Let them suffer


I would define 'them' as

Anyone that
-pulls in 6+ figures a year,
-is a regular 'focus on the family' listener,
-and voted for one of the pieces of shiat that voted against another state's disaster relief.

/If that's the 'them' we are letting suffer. Absolutely, let em rot.
 
2013-09-19 06:37:01 PM
"Government is bad, except for the parts that directly benefit me." - The mantra of the modern GOP
 
2013-09-19 06:37:38 PM

organizmx: Wait until the northeast secedes and we stop giving the rest of you our precious tax dollars and baseball teams.

Actually, you guys can keep the Mets.


Take denver and a few ski resorts with you, the south can have the plains and the springs.
 
2013-09-19 06:37:50 PM

violentsalvation: So are they tacking on a bunch of bacon spending for states and projects nowhere near the disaster area? I hope the Alaskan fisheries get their cut this time.


just say no to ratchet posting
 
2013-09-19 06:38:41 PM

Diogenes: Lionel Mandrake: But the four Republican Congressmen who are now supporting disaster relief for their own state were among those voting earlier this year against the emergency aid funding for Superstorm Sandy victims on the East Coast.

Really? They're Republicans? Gosh, mister, that really surprises me!

The Republican credo: "gimme, gimme, gimme (if I'm gettin' it), but f*ck you if you're gettin' it"

Can we just prevent relief going to those districts? Or limit it to bootstraps?

On a serious note, I think they should pass a law saying disaster relief funds can only go to those areas directly affected by the disaster.  And that legislators that try to poach such funds should be anally probed with an electric cattle prod.


They should pass a law that does one of two things:

a) Creates a pooled disaster relief fund w/ enough money to cover the 75%-ile of the number of disasters we get per year, with the ability to emergency borrow another same amount subject to a committee vote, and every Rep & Sen gets to say "Yes, I approve of providing disaster relief to our country, wherever it may be" or "No, the federal government should not provide disaster relief at all", and that's it, no more voting on the matter

or

b) if you vote "No" on any disaster relief bill you automatically are forced to vote no on all other disaster relief bills for one calendar year afterwards.

This cherry-picking, "it's only good if it helps my constituents me stay elected" BS has got to stop, and the only way to do so is to force penalties if you try to deny help to someone and then need help later yourself.
 
2013-09-19 06:38:55 PM
As long as they arent treating their rescue workers like temp workers, with no benefits for them or their families, I say we should help them.

Just my 2 cents.
 
2013-09-19 06:39:16 PM
Yea, RAND PAUL voted no on the Sandy Relief bill, but months earlier BEGGED the president for aid money for Kentucky. 

It's obvious to anyone who has been paying attention to these things. Republicans only care about their states, and only the well being of themselves. This idea of "we're all in this together" only goes as far as "what's in it for me?" attitude. 

It's really ruining our country.
 
2013-09-19 06:40:30 PM

violentsalvation: So are they tacking on a bunch of bacon spending for states and projects nowhere near the disaster area?


I don't know.  Let's delay the bill indefinitely to make sure.
 
2013-09-19 06:42:13 PM
Selfish children
 
2013-09-19 06:45:24 PM
Dear GOP legislators: You are probably going to be a very successful partisans But you're going to go through life thinking that voters don't like you because you're hard And I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that that won't be true. It'll be because you're assholes
 
2013-09-19 06:47:22 PM
Personally, I just wonder if Weld County still wants to secede from Colorado.
 
ecl
2013-09-19 06:51:40 PM

AnonAmbientLight: Yea, RAND PAUL voted no on the Sandy Relief bill, but months earlier BEGGED the president for aid money for Kentucky.

It's obvious to anyone who has been paying attention to these things. Republicans only care about their states, and only the well being of themselves. This idea of "we're all in this together" only goes as far as "what's in it for me?" attitude.

It's really ruining our country.


Don't say "ruining our country" if you want to be taken seriously.

i.qkme.me
 
2013-09-19 06:52:28 PM
The party of evil shows its true self.
 
2013-09-19 06:54:20 PM
FTFA:

"Though scientists have noted that climate is a key cause of these Colorado floods, Coffman, Gardner, Lamborn, and Tipton are all deniers of climate science."

What in the farkety-fark does THAT have to do with the article? Isn't this about GOP hypocrisy? Your story was great up until then, but for pulling non sequiturs out of your ass just to get your dick hard, you get a 'Your Blog Sucks' from me. Stay on topic next time. If editors still existed, you would have gotten your ass bounced out of the conference room for that crap.
 
2013-09-19 06:55:15 PM

palelizard: Diogenes: Lionel Mandrake: But the four Republican Congressmen who are now supporting disaster relief for their own state were among those voting earlier this year against the emergency aid funding for Superstorm Sandy victims on the East Coast.

Really? They're Republicans? Gosh, mister, that really surprises me!

The Republican credo: "gimme, gimme, gimme (if I'm gettin' it), but f*ck you if you're gettin' it"

Can we just prevent relief going to those districts? Or limit it to bootstraps?

On a serious note, I think they should pass a law saying disaster relief funds can only go to those areas directly affected by the disaster.  And that legislators that try to poach such funds should be anally probed with an electric cattle prod.

They should pass a law that does one of two things:

a) Creates a pooled disaster relief fund w/ enough money to cover the 75%-ile of the number of disasters we get per year, with the ability to emergency borrow another same amount subject to a committee vote, and every Rep & Sen gets to say "Yes, I approve of providing disaster relief to our country, wherever it may be" or "No, the federal government should not provide disaster relief at all", and that's it, no more voting on the matter

or

b) if you vote "No" on any disaster relief bill you automatically are forced to vote no on all other disaster relief bills for one calendar year afterwards.

This cherry-picking, "it's only good if it helps my constituents me stay elected" BS has got to stop, and the only way to do so is to force penalties if you try to deny help to someone and then need help later yourself.


I like both of these. But the first one would then bring up the tricky subject of how much to budget for the relief. And that would, shudder, bring up science. You know how that would turn out.
 
2013-09-19 06:57:56 PM

BiblioTech: Personally, I just wonder if Weld County still wants to secede from Colorado.


They're getting sick of having to put up with floods just because the mountains got rained on.  Of course they still want to secede!
 
2013-09-19 06:58:17 PM
rev. dave: The party of evil shows its true self.
 
2013-09-19 06:58:29 PM

Mikey1969: FTFA:

"Though scientists have noted that climate is a key cause of these Colorado floods, Coffman, Gardner, Lamborn, and Tipton are all deniers of climate science."

What in the farkety-fark does THAT have to do with the article? Isn't this about GOP hypocrisy? Your story was great up until then, but for pulling non sequiturs out of your ass just to get your dick hard, you get a 'Your Blog Sucks' from me. Stay on topic next time. If editors still existed, you would have gotten your ass bounced out of the conference room for that crap.


Also, the NBC article they cite when they say "climate is a key cause of these Colorado floods" doesn't say that at all.  In fact, it says the event runs contrary to most climate model predictions.
 
2013-09-19 06:58:44 PM

Heraclitus: As long as they arent treating their rescue workers like temp workers, with no benefits for them or their families, I say we should help them.

Just my 2 cents.


The hotshot firefighters knew that's how the gig worked when they got hired. You work 3 months out of the year, it's not "full time". I'm all for them having some kind of coverage for dying in the line if duty, but nobody scammed anyone, nobody was getting mistreated, and everybody knew the score going in.
 
2013-09-19 06:58:55 PM

Peter von Nostrand: violentsalvation: So are they tacking on a bunch of bacon spending for states and projects nowhere near the disaster area? I hope the Alaskan fisheries get their cut this time.

People should suffer because a representative stuck some pork on their relief bill


No, people should suffer disasters so we can sneak our pet spending projects into relief legislation and blame the other side for causing unnecessary suffering when they pause to raise an eyebrow at our earmarks . Duh.
 
2013-09-19 07:01:30 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Mikey1969: FTFA:

"Though scientists have noted that climate is a key cause of these Colorado floods, Coffman, Gardner, Lamborn, and Tipton are all deniers of climate science."

What in the farkety-fark does THAT have to do with the article? Isn't this about GOP hypocrisy? Your story was great up until then, but for pulling non sequiturs out of your ass just to get your dick hard, you get a 'Your Blog Sucks' from me. Stay on topic next time. If editors still existed, you would have gotten your ass bounced out of the conference room for that crap.

Also, the NBC article they cite when they say "climate is a key cause of these Colorado floods" doesn't say that at all.  In fact, it says the event runs contrary to most climate model predictions.


Funny part is; I could accept climate change playing a part, it just had absolutely no place in that story. Whoever wrote it is being as partisan as the politicians they dislike.
 
2013-09-19 07:01:34 PM

rev. dave: The party of evil shows its true self.


Yep.  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57603776/house-votes-to-cut-$4-b illion-a-year-from-food-stamps/
 
2013-09-19 07:01:44 PM

vernonFL: disaster aid should not be partisan


Tell it to the GOP-holes.
 
2013-09-19 07:03:25 PM

ecl: AnonAmbientLight: Yea, RAND PAUL voted no on the Sandy Relief bill, but months earlier BEGGED the president for aid money for Kentucky.

It's obvious to anyone who has been paying attention to these things. Republicans only care about their states, and only the well being of themselves. This idea of "we're all in this together" only goes as far as "what's in it for me?" attitude.

It's really ruining our country.

Don't say "ruining our country" if you want to be taken seriously.

[i.qkme.me image 300x300]


Right, so being children during the debate on the PPACA and wasting money trying to repeal it while also holding the debt ceiling hostage if they do not get their way is NOT ruining our country.

I'm curious to know your definition of ruin.
 
2013-09-19 07:04:45 PM

violentsalvation: Peter von Nostrand: violentsalvation: So are they tacking on a bunch of bacon spending for states and projects nowhere near the disaster area? I hope the Alaskan fisheries get their cut this time.

People should suffer because a representative stuck some pork on their relief bill

No, people should suffer disasters so we can sneak our pet spending projects into relief legislation and blame the other side for causing unnecessary suffering when they pause to raise an eyebrow at our earmarks . Duh.


From what I remember, the money for the Alaskan fisheries had been approved before Hurricane Sandy.
 
2013-09-19 07:05:35 PM
and this surprises who?
 
2013-09-19 07:09:26 PM

Mikey1969: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Mikey1969: FTFA:

"Though scientists have noted that climate is a key cause of these Colorado floods, Coffman, Gardner, Lamborn, and Tipton are all deniers of climate science."

What in the farkety-fark does THAT have to do with the article? Isn't this about GOP hypocrisy? Your story was great up until then, but for pulling non sequiturs out of your ass just to get your dick hard, you get a 'Your Blog Sucks' from me. Stay on topic next time. If editors still existed, you would have gotten your ass bounced out of the conference room for that crap.

Also, the NBC article they cite when they say "climate is a key cause of these Colorado floods" doesn't say that at all.  In fact, it says the event runs contrary to most climate model predictions.

Funny part is; I could accept climate change playing a part, it just had absolutely no place in that story. Whoever wrote it is being as partisan as the politicians they dislike.


Right or wrong, how was it not further commentary about the depth of their hypocrisy?
 
2013-09-19 07:12:21 PM

vernonFL: disaster aid should not be partisan


i kinda picture this said in a 'I am shocked there is gambling going on here.' tone.
 
2013-09-19 07:14:49 PM

Mikey1969: Heraclitus: As long as they arent treating their rescue workers like temp workers, with no benefits for them or their families, I say we should help them.

Just my 2 cents.

The hotshot firefighters knew that's how the gig worked when they got hired. You work 3 months out of the year, it's not "full time". I'm all for them having some kind of coverage for dying in the line if duty, but nobody scammed anyone, nobody was getting mistreated, and everybody knew the score going in.


"Full Time" doesn't necessarily mean you work 40 hrs every week.
 
2013-09-19 07:17:29 PM

Diogenes: I can't believe it's another day ending in Y already.


FlashHarry: didn't this also happen with the oklahoma tornado? funny that. how very.... christian.


SilentStrider: Yeah, I'm stunned. Shocked. Truly.


This, that, and all of the above.
 
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