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  •  Glad you are all safe. (17+ / 0-)

    Cole deserves credit for supporting the Sandy relief without demanding offsets.  You are right -- he's an old time Republican and one of the last.

    " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Tue May 21, 2013 at 07:20:29 AM PDT

    •  Yes. The diarist should mention this (2+ / 0-)
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      Both Cole and Coburn are being consistent -- Cole for no-strings disaster relief for all disasters; Coburn for disaster relief only by cutting something else.

      Cole of course is right, but they are both "better" than the Republicans who voted against Sandy aid and are now asking for no strings attached OK aid.

      So we can construct a hierarchy of sociopathy:

      Not sociopathic:  Tom Cole

      Sociopathic but consistent: Tom Coburn

      Mindlessly sociopathic: James Inhofe:

      In the wake of the devastating tornado in an Oklahoma City suburb, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) rejected comparisons between federal aid for this disaster and the Hurricane Sandy relief package he voted against.

      That was a “totally different” situation, Inhofe told MSNBC, arguing that the Sandy aid was filled with pork. There were “things in the Virgin Islands. They were fixing roads there and putting roofs on houses in Washington, D.C.”

      The GOP: "You can always go to the Emergency Room."

      by Upper West on Tue May 21, 2013 at 08:43:47 AM PDT

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