First and foremost, screw Congress for delaying its vote on the proposed Hurricane Sandy relief bill. Secondly, and far from foremost, screw Congress for continuing to make New Jersey Governor Chris Christie universally admirable.
Past love or disdain for Christie aside, the governor has displayed guts and bold leadership in the aftermath of Sandy. Most politicians are going to say the right things in the wake of a difficult tragedy, but most wouldn't throw political allegiances and grievances on the back burner in the manner that Christie has.
"Last night, my party was responsible for this," Christie said at a news conference earlier this afternoon. "This used to be something that was not political. Disaster relief was something that you didn't play games with, but now in this current atmosphere everything is the subject of one-upmanship. Everything is a possibility, a potential piece of bait for the political game."
Sounds like it would be a no-brainer decision for politicians to put the interests of hundreds of thousands of people devastated by a hurricane before partisan politics. But that wasn't the case for the House Republicans who delayed last night's anticipated vote on a $60 billion Sandy relief package.More »