Hey guys, remember that time when…
“The United States Senate should not be in the business of exploiting victims of natural disasters to fund pork projects that further expand our debt.” — Sen. Ayatollah Ted, showing his authentic Xristian self during the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief.
Poor Ayatollah Ted cannot catch a break:
Texas Republicans in Congress once stood nearly united against a bill to send billions of dollars in aid to Northeastern states recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Sen. Ted Cruz even ripped the legislation as “a Christmas tree” with billions of dollars in extraneous goodies.
Perhaps Aytollah Ted has repented now that th’ boot is on y’alls other foot?
Cruz reiterated his complaint on Monday. The Sandy bill, he said on MSNBC, was “filled w/ unrelated pork.” A spokesman for Sen. Jon Cornyn (R-Texas), who also ultimately voted against the final Sandy relief package, emphasized on Twitter that Cornyn was supportive of the measure until “extraneous $ for non-relief items” was added.
Oh, dear. Dude is Trumpian in his inability to ever say he’s sorry or admit a mistake.
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) took aim directly at Cruz.
“Ted Cruz & Texas cohorts voted vs NY/NJ aid after Sandy but I’ll vote 4 Harvey aid. NY wont abandon Texas. 1 bad turn doesn’t deserve another,” King tweeted over the weekend, as Harvey continued to pummel Houston.
“Many Texas reps and notoriously, @SenTedCruz fought against Sandy aid, so crucial to CT,” tweeted Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.). “Going with my better angels to fight FOR Texas aid.”
I’m really enjoying watching the Republicans rub the much-loathed Sen. Cruz’ nose in the stain on the carpet. I really hope that Texas gets the message that Ted is as useless as bull nipples.
Also/Too: this post at Tiger Beat really cuts to the chase of the issue of development along the flood planes. The whole thing could have been avoided, but you know, real estate developers kept donating campaign contributions to Texas Republicans.