Senator James Inhofe, less than an hour ago:
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.Sociopaths are on the loose in the US Senate (and House). But, as TomP writes in a Tale of Two Toms, there is at least one normal person (at least on this issue) representing Oklahoma -- Rep. Tom Cole, who voted for Sandy Aid without strings attached.
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.”
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 like Inhofe who voted against Sandy aid and are now asking for OK aid.
So we can construct a hierarchy of sociopathy:
Not sociopathic: Tom Cole
Sociopathic but consistent: Tom Coburn
Mindlessly sociopathic: James Inhofe: