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January 02, 2013

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make him cry.

Cantor pushing for disaster relief? Didn't he demand budget cuts to offset disaster relief in Missouri after the tornado?

But I guess Missouri made the mistake of having its disaster at the wrong time for a palace coup...

@MichaelF - I've got to wonder if part is revenge for Christie saying Obama was handling the disaster well. Somewhat related is Christie has reportedly said of/to Boehner "You Disgust Me" after the house hasn't voted on a relief bill yet plus the bill floating around the House is only 27 vs 60 something bill.

What gets me is that both national and state congress is always talking about how govt workers are lazy, inept, etc. Yet if anyone behaved anything like congress (in either public or private sector), sat around like churlish brats, waited till the deadline and then put an inferior product together at the last minute and handed it in late - they would be fired on the spot.

And of course, who is Grover Norquist ? Who elected him to effectively lead the house ? What has he done that we celebrate his name ? And could the dysfunctional, obstructionist house be an attempt to prove Norquist ?

@MichaelF - It should be interesting how the disaster aid to the NE will develop. Even if it goes through without a hitch, a lot of the damage I saw looked like pre-flood-insurance era buildings without sufficient protection from the elements (such as they used to built without any setback from the beach). To be in line with current guidelines, there are a lot of prior home owners whose reconstruction will be curtailed.

If it develops at all like Gulf Coast aid, it's not going to be a pretty sight, that's for sure. And what makes that all the more frustrating is the snags down here are mostly right wing politics, as I'm sure you know.

Boehner is their cats paw and fall guy. That is why they chose him as Speaker, and why they will keep him to take the blame when he does what they tell him to. He has performed as expected.

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