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Political memory is short, so for those who don't remember, here's the Senate vote on Hurricane Sandy relief.

Note the presence of Inhofe and Coburn in the "no" column.

When they inevitable request aid for OK, yes, they'll be a pair of hypocritical bastards.

No, it doesn't mean OK should be denied the aid; the request is legitimate, and the people need help, not a pointless lesson in what a pair of shits they've elected.

But the senators themselves damned well deserve to be raked over the fucking coals. And to get the fuck out of our government.

(FYI, for those who don't know, my roots are in OK; my mom grew up in OK, and although I no longer have any family near any of the affected areas, it's still a part of my childhood.)
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wldrose From: wldrose Date: May 21st, 2013 01:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I was just bringing this up to my partner. And ya I hope they are brought on the mat
trouvera From: trouvera Date: May 21st, 2013 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
My thoughts exactly. I've been biting my tongue, but will be posting something similar as soon as the inevitable request for federal aid is made.

I will also be looking for someone to point out exactly how it is that God targeted multiple elementary schools to make a point about gay marriage.
gev From: gev Date: May 21st, 2013 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)
We here in Texas have the same problem with our governor.
Did I mention he is the longest serving governor of Texas?
Insure as hell never voted for him...
captain18 From: captain18 Date: May 21st, 2013 12:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tom Coburn says tornado relief must be offset by cuts elsewhere. This makes him either the biggest douchebag I've read about lately, or it's a covering move so he can duck the hypocrite label later. Actually, I'm not sure if that wouldn't be even more douchey, now that I think about it.
vschanoes From: vschanoes Date: May 21st, 2013 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Either way, he's the biggest douchebag I've read about recently. The non-douchey way to duck the hypocrite label would be to admit he'd been a total asshole re: Sandy. He's just doubling down on doucheyness, and using the dead bodies of children to do it.
arielstarshadow From: arielstarshadow Date: May 21st, 2013 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do not understand why THIS isn't the sort of thing that shows up on the news anymore. What the hell happened to television journalism?
yendi From: yendi Date: May 21st, 2013 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's too much work; it's much easier to just report the stuff that won't piss anyone off, or (barring that), the stuff that doesn't involve any actual investigation.
greylistening From: greylistening Date: May 21st, 2013 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I lived in Moore for the 1999 tornado.
yendi From: yendi Date: May 21st, 2013 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. I can't even imagine what that must have been like.
greylistening From: greylistening Date: May 22nd, 2013 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I'm kind of a lump of PTSD right now, yeah.
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