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  •  So, first the Republicans dis disabled veterans, (5+ / 0-)

    next they move on to dismissing the needs of storm victims!

    I've never had a sig line on this site, but I am considering adding one that says, "If Bob Dole on the floor of the Senate didn't move the Republicans to act as would be proper and right, what makes people think they're going to do the right thing on anything else that comes before them?"

    That was an emblematic vote on so many levels.

    •  Cantor set the tone for this, opposing (3+ / 0-)
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      sacrelicious, Aquarius40, LSophia

      emergency relief for his own district.  Then there is also Haley, who turned down federal assistance with UI and Medicaid, preferring to have the state's citizens do without.
      Plenty of examples of GOP sacrificing real people's needs to satisfy their ideology

      •  The majority or the press corps doesn't (2+ / 0-)
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        LSophia, bear83

        live in Richmond, Virginia or in the sticks of Mississippi.

        The majority of the Press corps does live in the Tri-State area.  

        Lack luster government response to the needs created by Sandy are not going to go unnoticed.

        The dramatic difference between the tiny scale of Mitt Romney's canned good drive and the enormous need created by this storm will not simply be forgotten in this case.

        There are so many ways that this plan for obstruction of any relief funds for the states contending with the aftermath of Sandy will go wrong for the Republican Party that it is impossible to itemize them all.

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