Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cuomo "Optimistic" Over Sandy Aid

Let's hope he's right. I, however, believe that the House GOP "leadership" will behave like a bunch of spoiled children:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo emerged Monday from meetings with top Obama administration officials and congressional leaders "optimistic" that Congress will act quickly to provide tens of billions of dollars to help the state recover from Hurricane Sandy.

"People are still reeling from this trauma, and New York needs help," Cuomo said after meeting with Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii); Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, the panel's senior Republican; and Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), who is chairwoman of the panel's subcommittee on homeland security.

"New York has been there for other parts of the country when they needed help," Cuomo said. "We're asking for the same today. So far, I'm optimistic."
Again, I hope I'm pleasantly surprised and the House does the right thing. But, as the Beghazi witch-hunt demonstrates (politics are supposed to stop at the water's edge), the GOP are capable of changing their entire platform, as long as it hurts President Obama's ability to govern effectively. For the GOP, the means and the end are the same thing. To them, power is everything. So, I would expect them to exercise this power. And it's also a great way to punish liberals (New York), and deliver some payback to the latest GOP apostate (Chris Christie).

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