Peter King may be leaving the GOP because of failure to vote on Sandy aid bill or something; Update: Christie rips Boehner, House GOP at presser

posted at 1:51 pm on January 2, 2013 by Allahpundit

Fun fact: By some estimates, roughly half of the $60 billion aid bill that passed the Senate consists of expenditures unrelated to Sandy relief, i.e. pork. Had the House GOP amended the fiscal cliff bill last night to include $300 billion in spending cuts over 10 years, the amount of pork alone in the Sandy bill would have wiped out this year’s cuts in one fell swoop. That’s how meaningless the fiscal cliff negotiations were.

Rest assured, a relief bill will pass soon — maybe tomorrow, now that the screeching among tri-state congressmen has earned them an audience with Boehner this afternoon. King knows that, as does Chris Christie, who’s called a presser for later today. What’s going to change on the ground in New York and New Jersey between now and the next few days, when the bill is safely on Obama’s desk for signing? Not a thing, but it’s a fine opportunity for grandstanding by blue-state Republicans eager to seize an opportunity to distance themselves from the party’s brand while it’s at low tide. In fairness to them, the politics of the bill being pulled last night are awfully tawdry and self-destructive. But even so, I’m curious: How much unrelated spending would this bill need to be larded up with before fiscal warrior Chris Christie decided it needed a few more days of deliberation and amendment? King goes so far here as to urge New Yorkers not to donate to the NRCC because of the delay. Either he’s deathly afraid of losing his seat to an anti-GOP backlash or he’s hysterical. Actually, check that: Whatever his other motives, he’s hysterical.

“I’m saying anyone from New York and New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds,” Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News. “What they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans.”…

Meanwhile, King called the decision a “disgrace” and “immoral” — and accused fellow Republicans of turning away from Christie. “What did they do? They knifed him in the back,” he said.

They “knifed him in the back” by not passing a bill that’s … going to pass overwhelmingly within a week? See BuzzFeed for more as NY/NJ pols try to one-up each other on who can affect the most outrageously outrageous outrage for the benefit of their constituents. No one’s compared the bill being pulled to terrorism yet, but give them some time. It’s early.

Update: C’mon, Chris. Say the T-word. You know you want to.

“There is only one group to blame,” Christie said. “The House Majority and John Boehner.”

“Last night, the House Majority failed most basic test of leadership and they did so with callous disregard to the people of my state.”

“It was disappointing and disgusting to watch.”

Update: Now Christie’s whining that he tried to call Boehner last night and couldn’t get him on the phone. Over to you, Dan Foster:

Update: Excellent point. Shouldn’t be forgotten when the Christie 2016 bandwagon starts rolling:


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Yawn.

MoreLiberty on January 2, 2013 at 1:54 PM

He has no shame. I agree we need to provide some relief but when they only need $20 billion a $60 billion bill is an outrage. King should be berating the Dems.

Charlemagne on January 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Idiots.

The lot of them.

HotAirian on January 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM

As far as I’m concerned, I’m on my own.

Don’t be silly, Peter. You’ll always have the IRA!

yubley on January 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Well I am happy so far this half filled pork filled sandy bill didn’t come up for vote! How about take the PORK out and then pass a bill to actually help the sandy victims? I know if it makes sense those in dc won’t do it! Keep threatening king and others but you are wrong to want this pork krap bill passed!
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letget on January 2, 2013 at 1:56 PM

“What they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans.”…

Isn’t that a knife in the back of the NRCC compliments of Peter King?

LetsBfrank on January 2, 2013 at 1:56 PM

DLTDHYOTWO, Pete.

Steve Eggleston on January 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Does anyone have a link to the bill that enumerates all the lard that is in it?

tom daschle concerned on January 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Are all politicians histrionic? Peter King makes it seem so.

LetsBfrank on January 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Just pass it without pork and send it back to the Senate. Make *them* be the bad guys who won’t pass the bill.

Mohonri on January 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Curious if this is a case of States giving the business to the East Coast types. Are East Coast storm damages worse than the Gulf States? Worse than Western wild fires? To hear the these congressmen talk it is. The Bill or some form of it will certainly pass as it should but they need to a lid on the outrage…

major dad on January 2, 2013 at 1:59 PM

If some wanted the Sandy bill to pass they should have made it about aid, not exploited it to sneak in millions in pork.

idesign on January 2, 2013 at 1:59 PM

RINO-King,”Hey, I’m thinking about leaving the Republican Party because they refused to pass a 60 billion dollar bill that has 30 billion dollars of unrelated pork in it. I tells ya, these fantics are evvvvvvvvil. How are dare they stand on principle and only want to pass a bill that has only Sandy related stuff in it. Who do these people think they are!”

-Fin

/Maybe its time to make aliyah.

Lance Murdock on January 2, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Sort of like GOP voters, we are on our own.

Oil Can on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

With all the political grandstanding Christie did with his good buddy Obamster right before the election, A) it’s hard to imagine he hasn’t wrangled some direct funding on his own, and 2) why would anyone in the GOP look to stab a back-stabber in the back?

BKeyser on January 2, 2013 at 2:01 PM

I love King, but this is nothing but pontificating. If he and Christie want to scream and yell, they need to scream at those who added the unrelated pork to the bill and at those who voted for it because they got something out of it – like Lisa Murkowski. That is where the real shame is and they could actually make a real case for it and still save their blue state jobs.

Connie on January 2, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

tom daschle concerned on January 2, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Weasels and wussies only, from the left to the right.

NO real men are left in DC…with the exception of West, Tim Scott, Pearce, Rand and a handful of others.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Idiots.

The lot of them.

HotAirian on January 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM

It’s gotten to the point where I’m kind of embarrassed to admit I follow politics.

forest on January 2, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Does anyone have a link to the bill that enumerates all the lard that is in it?

tom daschle concerned on January 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM

As passed by the Senate the other day.

Steve Eggleston on January 2, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Pork kills you and the kids.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Meanwhile, King called the decision a “disgrace” and “immoral”

So, now it’s “immoral” to NOT spend our children and grandchildren into oblivion?

Go to hell, Peter.

UltimateBob on January 2, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Puhleeze

cmsinaz on January 2, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Whole lot of crazy Drama going on within the GOP.

portlandon on January 2, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Does anyone have a link to the bill that enumerates all the lard that is in it?

tom daschle concerned on January 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM

And the names associated with every spending item included. We need to clean this party out big time. I guess ‘ol Pete King has been stabbing me in the back for a long time if he needs 50% pork to make himself happy.

These are the guys who agreed to pay minorities huge sums for thinking about farms under the Pigford deal.

DanMan on January 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Well, why doesn’t Boehner strip the bill of the pork and vote on it?

I don’t necessarily agree with King, but he’s right in the sense that the Republicans (ie, Boehner) is preventing the vote on Sandy relief.

Let them vote on Sandy only and let King, Christie, and others go after those (Dems, et al) that won’t pass Sandy Relief unless they get their pounds of pork.

Dusty on January 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Oink!

Archivarix on January 2, 2013 at 2:06 PM

As passed by the Senate the other day.

Steve Eggleston on January 2, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Thanks, and this is how nations die…so much wasted money. It is immoral and justice cannot be swift enough.

tom daschle concerned on January 2, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Should have redlined out all the port and passed that, then sent it back to the Senate. The Senate apparently needs to have a bill 3 minutes to vote on it.

michaelo on January 2, 2013 at 2:08 PM

No one’s compared the bill being pulled to terrorism yet, but give them some time. It’s early.

It will also be racist and misogynistic within 24 hrs.

scalleywag on January 2, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Yeah GOP, hold the Sandy bill at your risk. Destroy your chances to win national elections in NY and NJ. Boo!

Archivarix on January 2, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Alternative headline: Peter King demands Sandy relief for Alaska or he will self-deport with Piers Morgan!

The Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Sandy Act of 2013 had a $60 billion price tag, but only $27 billion was Hurricane Sandy relief.

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 2:09 PM

this is very disappointing. king has been pretty solid on some important issues. why he didnt spearhed the charge to strip the alasakan fishery garbage, et al, out of the bill i dont know. instead of lashing out at GOP he should be lashing out at the larders.

chasdal on January 2, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

The country is broke and we can’t afford it?

JPeterman on January 2, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Kabuki politics for the reality show viewers.

kim roy on January 2, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Now christi has put his worthless view on this! bho has been calling from HI and threatening the r’s also from what I am hearing!
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letget on January 2, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Hard to take the pork seriously in a welfare bill for people who lost their beachfront second homes in NY and NJ. At a time when the rat-eared wonder thinks nothing of spending $7M to get back to his vacation.

None of them are the least bit bothered about the amount of money being spent. And a big old blowhard like King is a hypocrite to make the claim that it was a clean bill.

Happy Nomad on January 2, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Haven’t seen much about Sandy in the press.Now if it had been Katrina and Bush it would be 24/7.

docflash on January 2, 2013 at 2:13 PM

oh and now christie is piling on. and to think so many on hot air were orgasmic at the thought of christie as VP just a few months back.

chasdal on January 2, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Sort of like GOP voters, we are on our own.

Oil Can on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

maybe stop being a “GOP VOTER”. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMK?

GhoulAid on January 2, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Idiocy: It’s what’s for dinner!

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Its not their money, so the PORK shouldn’t be in it!! PERIOD!

belad on January 2, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Screw Christie, the Barky-loving sack of miserable sh!t. Screw Peter King for voting for that POS bill last night. And screw Boner for being the brain-dead loser that he is. Screw all of these worthless hacks.

And New Jersey and New York can pay for their own problems. Just because they have a storm doesn’t mean that I have to pay for it. Enough, already.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 2, 2013 at 2:15 PM

hmmm, is it wrong to be suspicious of boehner being attack from the left side by GOPers? is this a ploy to make him look conservative for the leadership vote coming up?

chasdal on January 2, 2013 at 2:15 PM

This is exactly why a Republican fro North or East of Pennsylvania can immediately be ignored. They are as much about more spending as any Democrat.

Rocks on January 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

There’s not enough room left on the Internet for everything that’s wrong with this vulgar-Keynesian nonsense.

DrSteve on January 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM

yahoo has a link to veiw christie live bashing GOP. big surprise. but ann coulter will write a column soon explaining how this is the most conservative move christie could make.

chasdal on January 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Well, why doesn’t Boehner strip the bill of the pork and vote on it?

I don’t necessarily agree with King, but he’s right in the sense that the Republicans (ie, Boehner) is preventing the vote on Sandy relief.

Let them vote on Sandy only and let King, Christie, and others go after those (Dems, et al) that won’t pass Sandy Relief unless they get their pounds of pork.

Dusty on January 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Because it would have to then go back to the Senate, who had already adjourned and left town.

Between Christie sticking his nose up Obama’s rear end before the election, and this RINO bashing of Republicans desperately trying to salvage something from the political wasteland the election left them in, he’s done as a future GOP Pres candidate.

peski on January 2, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Never let a crisis got waste: perfect timing & excuse for The Fat Man to walk (waddle?) away from the GOP and into the soft, supple caress of the the Donk Intelligentsia.

Bruno Strozek on January 2, 2013 at 2:19 PM

“There is only one group to blame,” Christie said.

I guess Christie is big enough to be condidered “a group.”

Fallon on January 2, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Ann Coulter just fainted.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Who cares what loud mouthed Christie has to say? He sat around after kissing the presidents a$$, hoping he was going to get a whopping spoonful of that gubmint cash as a reward. Well guess what, Chris? Don’t you feel a tad bit foolish that your old buddy Obama is sending a bunch of that $60 billion somewhere else and leaving you with the crumbs? What’s that say about YOUR LEADERSHIP, jacka$$?

scalleywag on January 2, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Oh good Lord.

gophergirl on January 2, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Boo-Hoo Boehner is the reason why the GOP in the House is in total disarray! And this is why they need to give him his walking papers and get someone in that office that is going to actually show some leadership. Because if they don’t, it is a sure bet we will see SanFran Nan swing the Speaker’s gavel again in two years!

pilamaye on January 2, 2013 at 2:21 PM

And New Jersey and New York can pay for their own problems. Just because they have a storm doesn’t mean that I have to pay for it. Enough, already.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 2, 2013 at 2:15 PM

I live in NJ and I agree totally!

belad on January 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM

How much of that relief money goes to the government workers running the dispersal of the (remaining) funds? It’s also not like every homeowner was stupid enough to not carry insurance on his property.

Must be another moment of ‘notice me!’ from grandstanding politicians trying to capitalize on yet another disaster.

Liam on January 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Even if the states that want/need sandy relief what is to say those crooks in the states will actually USE the funds to help the citizens? I don’t trust but a tiny few elected any longer!
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letget on January 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Whatever.

I threw a five in a collection bucket to help Sandy victims. I did my “fair share.” Alaska can go pound sound with it’s pork in the “aid bill”

tyketto on January 2, 2013 at 2:24 PM

This is exactly why a Republican fro North or East of Pennsylvania West Virgina can immediately be ignored. They are as much about more spending as any Democrat.

Rocks on January 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Fixed. Sadly, the line keeps moving further South and West.

UltimateBob on January 2, 2013 at 2:24 PM

“There is only one group to blame,” Christie said.

Carbohydrates?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 2, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Did Peter King just go full Obama?

Graphic alliteration to violence (knife in back) attributed to opposition? check
Attempted emotional blackmail? check
Egregious exaggeration? check
Threat to take ball and go home? check

LetsBfrank on January 2, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Don’t you feel a tad bit foolish that your old buddy Obama is sending a bunch of that $60 billion somewhere else and leaving you with the crumbs? What’s that say about YOUR LEADERSHIP, jacka$$?

scalleywag on January 2, 2013 at 2:20 PM

I’m okay if Christie or King or any of these RINOs wants to defend the pork in the bill. Until they do, then the beachfront second homes of rich people in NY and NJ are just going have to do without the sand dunes that will protect them next time a storm has the audacity to hit the stupid greedy people who built there in the first place. I have no sympathy for any of these parasites.

Happy Nomad on January 2, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Christie rips Boehner, House GOP at presser

Mr. Pot rips Mr. Kettle.

But at least Governor Christie has been doing the really important things like yelling at school teachers.

What a joke.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 2, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Ya know…..
.
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I’m starting to get the idea that the people running this country are not particularly wise OR honest?

Anyone else picking up that vibe, or am I just imagining things?

LegendHasIt on January 2, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Whatever institution gave you a degree should have it’s federal funding pulled.

Here’s a thought experiment. If I steal your wallet and buy a big screen TV on your debit card does that stimulate the economy?

gwelf on January 2, 2013 at 2:28 PM

I don’t trust but a tiny few elected any longer!

letget on January 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Tiny few? I guess the slobbering Obama-loving Christie isn’t among that group. Tiny doesn’t describe anything about that bastard except his level of loyalty.

Happy Nomad on January 2, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Please, please PLEASE remember all of this crap from Chris Christie come 2016.

Jack_Burton on January 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Lsm just lapping this up

Sad

cmsinaz on January 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

christie can fuck off

Flapjackmaka on January 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Hey boehner…..i think your a loser, but go ahead and tell king an christie what you told reid. They deserve it. Hey a$$holes (king and, Christie) go cluck yourselves……freakin rino losers!

JohnnyMojo on January 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

$150 million in funding for Alaskan fisheries
$336 million in Amtrak expenses
$2 million in taxpayer funds to repair a room on one of the Smithsonian buildings in Washington D.C.
$8 million to purchase new vehicles for federal agencies.
$4 million for repairs to the Kennedy Space Center

Maybe he should be b!tching at whoever put this kind of crap into the bill.

dentarthurdent on January 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Must be another moment of ‘notice me!’ from grandstanding politicians trying to capitalize on yet another disaster.

Liam on January 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Yeah, I’m surprised that Schumer hasn’t weighed in already.

Happy Nomad on January 2, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Here’s a thought experiment. If I steal your wallet and buy a big screen TV on your debit card does that stimulate the economy?

gwelf on January 2, 2013 at 2:28 PM

No, but that would be “fair”.

tom daschle concerned on January 2, 2013 at 2:30 PM

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Whatever institution gave you a degree should have it’s federal funding pulled.

Here’s a thought experiment. If I steal your wallet and buy a big screen TV on your debit card does that stimulate the economy?

gwelf on January 2, 2013 at 2:28 PM

No, but it would be economically painful to libenslavedthendie. So, there’s that.

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Is it time to secede yet? I really don’t want anything to do with idiots like King and Christie anymore.

WordsMatter on January 2, 2013 at 2:32 PM

As a NJ resident, I don’t give a good goddamn about the Sandy Relief bill. 10% would go to anything that actually could ever be considered “relief” while 90% will just go for more payoffs to Friends of Democrats. The aftermath sucked for everyone but quite honestly I pay more in taxes than whole neighborhoods in Newark yet I had the lovely pleasure of living with my wife and 2yo as a hobo for a week while seeing and hearing about the army of relief focusing on people who already live off the public dime. Pete King is good on defense, good on terrorism but he’s WRONG on this and I strongly suggest the entire GOP in Congress lock themselves in a room and don’t come out until they’re all on the same page about the Obamanation we’re living through under Dear Leader. King needs to be reminded that the insane taxes, fees, regulations, burden put on working people by the Democrats are the reason there’s no money to repair the infrastructure. The $6T in new debt that King’s Congress allowed through is the reason people elected to vote in the best interest of their constituents are shocking voting in the best interest of their constituents.
Fear not, fake money will be passed off to NJ and NY and we’ll never pay off the debt so stop giving Obama ammo to split the GOP.

smfic on January 2, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Pretty intolerant of Mooslums aren’t you?

Nutstuyu on January 2, 2013 at 2:33 PM

I guess the slobbering Obama-loving Christie isn’t among that group

You got that right! I have never liked/can’t stand christi and from the get go here on HA have said so.
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letget on January 2, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Pete, Christie Creme, don’t let the door hit ya in your fat ass!
Sign me Tired of Paying!

ConcealedKerry on January 2, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Now Christie’s whining that he tried to call Boehner last night and couldn’t get him on the phone.

LMFAO…

Eat a box of cupcakes and stfu. The only thing that outmeasures your expanding girth…is your unbelievable ego.

A NJ RINO whining about the RINO speaker.

We live in bizzaro land.

Tim_CA on January 2, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Is it time to s e c e d e yet? These fools make the DemonRats look rational.

WordsMatter on January 2, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Why does’t Christie just come out as Democract? The only conservative thing he did was yell at teachers. Everything else has been pure RINO.

Oil Can on January 2, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Hey boehner…..i think your a loser, but go ahead and tell king an christie what you told reid. They deserve it. Hey a$$holes (king and, Christie) go cluck yourselves……freakin rino losers!

JohnnyMojo on January 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

THIS!

Maybe he should be b!tching at whoever put this kind of crap into the bill.

dentarthurdent on January 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

And THIS!

scalleywag on January 2, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I threw a five in a collection bucket to help Sandy victims. I did my “fair share.” Alaska can go pound sound with it’s pork in the “aid bill”

tyketto on January 2, 2013 at 2:24 PM

i was gonna throw a five into a sandy collection bucket, but i spent it at a Burger King instead. i help me and mine now in the obama era. SCREW, AND I DO MEAN SCREW, everyone else.

GhoulAid on January 2, 2013 at 2:35 PM

RINOs demanding other RINOs to behave even more like democrats.

Sickening.

Rebar on January 2, 2013 at 2:36 PM

The $6T in new debt that King’s Congress allowed through is the reason people elected to vote in the best interest of their constituents are shocking voting in the best interest of their constituents.
Fear not, fake money will be passed off to NJ and NY and we’ll never pay off the debt so stop giving Obama ammo to split the GOP.

smfic on January 2, 2013 at 2:32 PM

At one point King was whining about the lack of power some people are still experiencing. I wonder if that has any connection to the way the unions drove off the non-union repair crews as “scabs.”

I’m sorry but all my empathy dried up when I see these coordinated temper tantrums.

Happy Nomad on January 2, 2013 at 2:36 PM

No, but that would be “fair”.

tom daschle concerned on January 2, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Ha!

gwelf on January 2, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Pork employs people, pork keeps the economy moving, pork in a bill is probably goingi to line someones pockets and they are going to spend money in the economy, what is the problem?

libfreeordie on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

If that was solution shouldn’t everyone be hired by the federal government? How would that work out for you?

Oil Can on January 2, 2013 at 2:37 PM

No, but it would be economically painful to libenslavedthendie. So, there’s that.

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Being a good liberal I’m sure libfree wouldn’t mind some redistribution of wealth.

gwelf on January 2, 2013 at 2:38 PM

What a bunch of yahoo’s these people are, we spend months trying to save a few $B here and there, then they lard up a bill and whine when it doesn’t pass.

Tater Salad on January 2, 2013 at 2:38 PM

So why didn’t Christie do something to try and raise some money for his state instead of sitting around waiting for the government to bail him out? Because he’s a fool, that’s why. He fell for the old Obama BS and now he’s got egg dripping from his face. One by one these republicans are finding out what a thug the left has elected to be our “leader”. He could care less about the nation’s problems, or even the disaster victims in NY and NJ, he cares about trashing the economy and pleasing his contributors. He’s as crooked as the day is long.

scalleywag on January 2, 2013 at 2:39 PM

King and Christie can go pork themselves.

Oink.

Pork-Chop on January 2, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Christie never fails to disappoint. He’s a jumbo sized braying mantis.

CorporatePiggy on January 2, 2013 at 2:41 PM

I though Christies president was gonaa make everything better?
hasn’t happened yet?
Well this fool is easily fooled. fire the …..

ConcealedKerry on January 2, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Straight talk: the fact that Sandy relief legislation has been waiting for 66 days is pretty damned awful, and that’s a failure by the entire leadership class in Washington, including Boehner, as well as Reid.

Still: there is no excuse for Christie’s promiscuous grandstanding and willingness to trash the House GOP who were given a pork-laden bill by the Senate only about 48 hours ago. It’s Boehner’s fault for not figuring out how to do 2 things at once, but he does have an obligation to at least try to strip the bill of pork provisions.

There’s no way in hell that Christie gets the GOP nomination. ZERO.

Christ, this guy is a “loose cannon” personified.

Robert_Paulson on January 2, 2013 at 2:42 PM

So if I have $20 and I want to spent it at Best Buy, McDonald’s, or JiffyLube, that does not stimulate the economy.

BUT~~~!

If the federal government takes that same $20 from me (on pain of incarceration I refuse) and gives it to Madame Obamaphone, and Madame Obamaphone spends that same $20 at Best Buy, McDonald’s, or JiffyLube, that does stimulate the economy.

Do I have that right? Seems like this might be some of that fancy learner’n that them highbrows get at them “yoo-nur-ver-cities” … which I did not attend.

Oh wait, I did! (But I didnt major in economics, sociology, or womyn’s studies …. tjord).

Jeddite on January 2, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Hey you guys…

Do you not understand that being a ‘Professor of transsexual african poetry of 1950s Washington D.C’ (or something like that) is ipso facto going to be an economics genius far beyond whatever pitiful ideas you peons may think you know on that subject?.

And will have no kwalmes about rubbing your noses in the fact of your ignorance on such matters.

LegendHasIt on January 2, 2013 at 2:42 PM

He fell for the old Obama BS and now he’s got egg dripping from his face.

scalleywag on January 2, 2013 at 2:39 PM

That’s not egg …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 2, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Whatevs; f*ck them all.

Midas on January 2, 2013 at 2:42 PM

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