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  •  Yes. The diarist should mention this (2+ / 0-)
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    twigg, hnichols

    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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