Like a wingnut scorned:
New York Republican Rep. Peter King went to war with his Republican colleagues on Wednesday after leaders spiked a Hurricane Sandy relief bill, calling on New Yorkers to stop all donations to GOP House members.
“These Republicans have no problem finding New York when they’re out raising millions of dollars,” King said on Fox News. “They’re in New York all the time filling their pockets with money from New Yorkers. I’m saying right now, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to Congressional Republicans is out of their minds. Because what they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans. It was an absolute disgrace.”***
“All we’re saying is treat us the same everybody else has been treated,” King said. “And why the Republican party has this bias against New York, bias against New Jersey, bias against the northeast? They wonder why they’re becoming a minority party? Why we’ll be the party of the permanent minority? What they did last night was so immoral, so disgraceful, so irresponsible. We’re supposed to be the party of family values, and you have families starving, families suffering, families spread all over living in substandard housing. This was a disgrace.”
I love that the GOP is in an all out civil war. And this point needs to be repeated over and over and over again:
Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) slammed the House GOP on CNN’s “Starting Point,” calling the decision “indefensible.”
“Just when we avoided one cliff, the House Republicans threw us over another one,” Israel said. “We rushed aid to Kabul and Baghdad when they had damage, but when it comes to aid to New York and New Jersey, the House Republican leadership decided we weren’t worth it. It is indefensible.”
The war party has no problem pissing away trillions on wars and the inevitable rebuilding (I’m so old I remember when nation building was a non-starter for Republicans), but they can’t find $60 billion for their own citizenry.