Last week, 67 House Republicans refused to vote for monetary relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.Posted: January 7, 2013 Filed under: "It Seems To Me" | Tags: douchebaggery, Republicans Leave a comment
The relief bill passed anyway, by a vote of 364-67. Of the 67 members who voted against it 18 were newbies, just sworn in.
But of the remaining 49 veteran House members, 37 of them previously supported disaster aid for their home districts.
The list is in this article from ThinkProgress. Among the nay voters: former Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan from Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District, whose very own website brags about how he supported Federal disaster relief after flooding in 2008.
This is pure douchebaggery. It really does appear to be true: Republicans are less troubled by hypocrisy than normal people are.
That is all.