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  •  teacherken - The States affected are (15+ / 0-)

    heavily Democratic.  BUT - the areas specifically affected by Hurricane Sandy in NY (i.e., Staten Island, parts of Long Island, Queens) tend to lean more Republican.  That's why I don't understand this manoeuver on the part of House GOP.

    •  true (8+ / 0-)

      But they'll never win a State-wide in New York there so they are willing to write those folks off. The crackers don't really care about them city folk, and we know that real murricans don't live in NYC.

      "Political ends as sad remains will die." - YES 'And You and I' ; -8.88, -9.54

      by US Blues on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 06:47:25 AM PST

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    •  Because they believe their own shite..... (5+ / 0-)
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      JeffW, Larry Parker, rosabw, Rolfyboy6, splashy

      ....Just like they were SO SURE that Romney was going to win, they are also SO SURE that their constituents elected them to be heartless hardasses. That's the main difference between this R party today and the Republicans of the past who understood that the whole small government thing is just a bullshit rallying cry. Americans expect to be bailed out by government, indeed they feel they are "entitled" to it. They just aren't sure that everyone else is similarly entitled.

      •  Actually, they are right (1+ / 0-)
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        Their constituents did elect them to do what they're doing.  If you don't believe me, look at what happened to RINO's that were primaried from the Right in 2010 and 2012.  2014 will be another low-turnout, mostly older, whiter, electorate.  As such, the best place for GOP lawmakers to be is as far right as they can be to assure that they escape being primaried.  Do that, and you're home free probably for at least four more years.

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