New York GOP Rep. Peter King smacked down his fellow Republicans for having a “reality problem.” He was furious over their failure to provide funding relief via a Hurricane Sandy bill, adjourning without permitting said aid. King even called on New Yorkers to stop all donations to GOP House members. Of course, these are the same compassionate conservatives who love to boast about being “pro life.”
Ruh roh. I sense some new ranting coming on in 3... 2... 1...
“Being from New York we’re not supposed to be suckers,” Mr. King told Politicker this morning. “It’s bad enough that these guys voted against it, that’s inexcusable enough. But to have the balls to come in and say, ‘We screwed you now make us president?’”
That's funny, Dems have been saying the very same thing about other opportunistic potential Republican candidates, but we're fine with zeroing in on Rubio for now. We're inclusive that way.
King went on to say that Rubio should be cut off from donations, as should any Congress member who “threw a knife in the back in New York” by voting “no” on the Sandy bill.
Why yes, yes he/they should. Thank you for the suggestion Rep. King. We'll be sure to spread the word.
And that concludes another episode of Republicans Eating Their Own.
Via ABC, Republican Steve Chabot from Ohio to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the House committee hearing about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya:
"I wish you well in your future endeavor. Mostly."
The video doesn't include the roar of laughter that erupted in the room.
I sensed a theme coming from Democrats at the hearings: Run in 2016, Hillz, run! Anyone else pick up on that? There was a reason...
Hillary was stronger and more professional today than any Republican in the room... make that both rooms. They sniped and posed, accused and grandstanded, politicized and spouted Fox talking points; I swear I heard Hannity's voice come out of a few GOP mouths. But Sec. Clinton calmly and intelligently swatted them away like the irritating House (and Senate) flies they were.
Love her or hate her, agree with her politics or disagree (And I sometimes do. She supported the Iraq War, after all.), she didn't disappoint.
As Chris Matthews said on Hardball, "If she [continues to perform] as well as she did today, look out."
Earlier I posted a video of GOP Rep. Peter King bashing his own party over Hurricane Sandy and halting donations to House Republicans.
Here is Republicans Eating Their Own, the Sequel, this time starring New Jersey Governor Chris Christie:
JUST IN: NJ, NY reps say speaker Boehner has commited to two Sandy-aid packages to be voted on this month
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 2, 2013
"... the toxic internal politics of the House majority."
"...the selfishness... duplicity... we saw last night."
"Shame on Congress."
"I was called by... Leader Cantor..."
"I called the Speaker four times... he did not take my calls."
"It's absolutely disgraceful. ... This used to be something that was not political. Disaster relief was something that you didn't play games with. Now... everything... is one-upsmanship."
"Unlike people in Congress, we [governors] have actual responsibilities."
"There is no reason for me at the moment to believe anything they tell me."
"Our people were played last night..."
"Last night, MY party was responsible for this.... What happened last night was uncalled for."
"He's the Speaker of the House... He could prove to me that he really does care about the people of New York and New Jersey..."
"They forget! We sent them there. WE sent them there. For US. Not to play around with each other!"
"They are so consumed with their own internal politics, they've forgotten they have a job to do."
"It's internal politics. That's what it is."
"I'm not dealing with the Tea Party... No, NO!"
The money line:
"There is only one group to blame: the House majority and their Speaker, John Boehner."
H/t: Andy Marquis for video link
Earlier, Paddy posted Boos as House Adjourns Without Hurricane Sandy Relief.
Taking that booing a step further, New York GOP Rep. Peter King smacked down his fellow Republicans for having a "reality problem." He was furious over their failure to provide funding relief via a Hurricane Sandy bill, adjourning without permitting said aid. King even called on New Yorkers to stop all donations to GOP House members. Of course, these are the same compassionate conservatives who love to boast about being "pro life."
In stark contrast to the GOP and buttressing King's sentiments, President Obama is calling for an immediate Sandy aid vote.
"I would not give one penny to these people."
"We are a two party system, but I'm over that."
"When your people are literally freezing in the winter... and my own party refuses to help them, then why should I help the Republican party?"
"They wonder why they're becoming a minority party."
“They’re in New York all the time filling their pockets with money from New Yorkers. I’m saying right now, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds. Because what they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans. It was an absolute disgrace.”
"As far as I'm concerned, I'm on my own. They're going to have to go a long way to get my vote on anything."
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