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  •  Politico explains Boehner's gaffe on Sandy relief (18+ / 0-)

    It wasn't hard heartedness or disdain for the Northeast that led Speaker Boehner to put off a vote on aid to Sandy victims.  According to a story in Politico it was empathy...empathy for his fellow Congressmen:

    For Boehner, it was simple: He didn’t want to put his members through another tough vote. He understood how brutal the past few weeks have been on the House Republican Conference. From his perspective, he was saving his membership from having to vote for a $60 billion spending bill just minutes — or even days — after casting a vote for a contentious tax bill.
    Governing is hard work, you know.  Just ask George Bush.  The past weeks have been brutal for members of Boehner's caucus.  Unlike, say, for Sandy victims or the unemployed.

    Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

    by Keith930 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 06:07:25 AM PST

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