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GOP LEADERS BLASTED IN ADVANCE OF APPROACHING STORM U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner and “Republican” leader Eric Cantor haven’t cut jack shit from the federal budget since their party took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. In fact they’ve actually broken their campaign promises and…

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GOP LEADERS BLASTED IN ADVANCE OF APPROACHING STORM

U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner and “Republican” leader Eric Cantor haven’t cut jack shit from the federal budget since their party took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. In fact they’ve actually broken their campaign promises and actually grown government …

So naturally, we find the claim that Boehner and Cantor threatened to cut aid from Hurricane Irene victims laughable … especially since Hurricane Irene itself was such a non-event compared to other major storms.

Anyway … as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, a liberal activist group is using the storm’s approach to blast Boehner and Cantor.

“Don’t let House Republicans do this again,” the website LeftAction.com implores. “Send John Boehner and Eric Cantor a message, and demand they pledge right now not to block aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy.”

Sheesh …

Do these people (and we include all major party partisans in our definition of “these people”) ever give it a rest?

Also as Hurricane Katrina proved conclusively, it was the private sector – not government – which provides the fastest, most efficient response to a natural disaster.

This website obviously can’t stand Boehner or Cantor – they are both ideological frauds as far as we’re concerned – but this bit of criticism is a little too opportunistic for our taste.

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17 comments

Andy October 29, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Democrats playing the Republican game–lying–and the Repubs are crying about it. Now that’s rich.

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Jan October 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

“Do these people (and we include all major party partisans in our definition of “these people”) ever give it a rest?”

?????? obviously you are not giving it a rest, since you meet the definition of “party partisan.” So I guess the answer to your question is no.

Also, your claim that “Hurricane Katrina proved conclusively, it was the private sector – not government – which provides the fastest, most efficient response to a natural disaster” is absurd. The private sector would do nothing for poor or event middle income people without housing following a natural disaster. If we relied on the Private Sector to deal with a natural disaster, thousands of people would die from lack of food clothing and shelter. There would be no incentive to bring in food and water after a disaster and arranging for temporary housing for displaced persons who cannot afford to pay for the services. They would be charging $50 a gallon for clean water.

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Smirks October 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm

The private sector is actually not that bad at helping with relief efforts. You have to remember, organizations such as the Red Cross provide a LOT of the relief effort in situations like this, and the Red Cross was able to generate massive amounts of funds from willing donors to aid in this.

Does that mean government shouldn’t help out at all? Of course not. Just ask any state or local government that drastically cuts their own funding towards this kind of stuff and then expects Uncle Sam to bail them out when shit happens.

The public sector relief can often times be incompetent or inefficient, but private sector relief can be very limited in focus and peter out over time. Both have their positives and negatives.

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Tom October 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I’ll have to disagree on this one. The Red Cross is great, but their resources are limited. If you had left post Katrina to only private charities, thousands would have been dead, tens of thousands more would have been homeless, as the limited private resources available were quickly overwhelmed. A great deal of what private charities are able to do, is be sure people are maximizing the public resources available.

Private businesses would have solved some of the problem by selling to those who could afford it at exorbitant prices; however, all in all relying on the private sector to deal with such a disaster would have been a disaster.

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BigT October 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm

FITS …you are no differnt that this band of dumb@$$ Leftwing propagandists…

Except maybe you are beginning to figure out I was Right all along when I told you months ago that the GOP Nominee (no matter who it was) would be the next president, as you protested violently.

They thought of blaming Republicans first, or you’d be making the same claim they are making.

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? October 29, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Is it so hard for god to just nudge this thing over a little so the tracking path is right through DC?

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Smirks October 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Just spare the monuments and war memorials.

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south mauldin October 29, 2012 at 3:57 pm

And those dudes guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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? October 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Yes, yes Smirks! We have to preserve our monuments to war. It’s very important to preserve govt’s role in glorious death.

Also Mauldin, my favorite monument is the Lincoln monument. We need to preserve that as well. The suspension of habeas corpus, jailing of newspaper writers with contrary opinions to Lincoln in the north, public hangings of conscripted Northern army deserters, the rape and pillage of the southern women, debasement of the currency, 600,000+ deaths on boths sides, all in the name of fascism(hence the fasces under his arms @ the monument) are important symbols of our great country.

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Justus October 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm

This Administration like the Clinton Administration cares less about the people that protect us than the terrorist do. I will never forget the USS Cole,Mogadishu and Libya and add Waco to the grief and it shows what Democrats think of our people!

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Common Sense October 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

yeah just ask the fine people of Beirut what they think after Reagan left with his tail between his legs. Selective memory is never a good thing.

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Booyah October 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm

The Cole was a poor security decision BY THE NAVY. Naval ships should stay at sea and never do port visits in the Persian Gulf or Africa. There is no need with underway replenishment available.

Mogadishu was primarily a MILITARY fuckup. There was never a reason to use HMMWVs in urban combat and the forces which RESCUED US troops used tracked AFVs instead of garbage UNARMORED light trucks.

Idiot US planners IGNORED the lessons of VIET NAM gun trucks which were an effective response to attackers armed with Kalashnikovs and RPGs. The US forces made PREDICTABLE, repetitive raids and the Somalis reacted accordingly.

PAKISTANI tanks and MALAYSIAN APCs were used because stupid lightfighter US forces were too contemptuous of the Somali militias to deploy any!

They made the same bloody mistake in Iraq costing many more lives by using HMMWV light trucks without armor. Eventually, enough G.I.s died that public outrage forced the Pentagon, TACOM, and Congress to act. MRAP predecessors existed for MANY years, including the well-known South African mine protective vehicles MRAPs were inspired by.

Libya was Ambassador Stevens fault for going into vulnerable areas without a proper Personal Security Detail on the ground. HE was the boss, and he made the personal call to visit essentially unprotected. He should have demanded both an effective ground combat force at his disposal and air support on HIS call. He fucked up.

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Thomas October 29, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Ambassador Stevens was murdered by Obama because he knew too much about the Muslim Brotherhood/Turkey/Syria arms smuggling ring in my opinion.

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Common Sense October 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

little thomas need to adjust that tinfoil hat..its leaning..

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Thomas October 30, 2012 at 8:37 am

Remember when the alphabet news agencies spiked the Clinton sex scandal? Remember when it took the Drudge Report to get the word out? If it happened like that back then, it can happen again. The Alphabet news agencies spiked the story of the murder of Ambassador Stevens. Our own military are talking about who ordered the stand down. Word coming out now is that the sick bastard in the WH watched the murder on a live feed.

http://barnhardt.biz/

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Thomas October 29, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Speaker of the House Boehnor and Senate Minority Leader Mitchell should be replaced. They should not be allowed to hold those offices during a Romney Administration. I blame these two specifically for allowing a Pelosi/Reed assault on America during the first two years of Obama and allowing Reed to get away with his bovine sewage for the last two years. What a disaster they have been in these leadership positions.

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Jan October 30, 2012 at 8:57 am

No one is stopping you from spewing bovine sewage.

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