Barack Obama, President Obama — August 29, 2011 at 12:48 pm

More hostage taking by the Republicans


These people have moved beyond being hateful to being truly evil. Here’s Eric Cantor, Republican House Majority Leader, regarding federal funds for hurricane relief after Irene’s stroll up the eastern seaboard that left almost a million and a half people without power, massive flooding and extensive damage (not to mention some deaths):

Despite the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene this weekend, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today stood by his call that no more money be allocated for disaster relief unless it is offset by spending cuts elsewhere. The Washington Post reported this morning that FEMA will need more money than it currently has to deal with the storm’s aftermath and is already diverting funds from other recent disasters to deal with the hurricane, but Cantor’s comments suggest Republicans won’t authorize more funds without a fight.

Cantor took the position following the tornadoes that devastated Joplin, Missouri and elsewhere in the spring and summer, and after last week’s earthquake, the epicenter for which was in his district, but the hurricane’s level of destruction is far beyond that of those disasters. Still, Cantor told Fox News that while “we’re going to find the money,” “we’re just going to need to make sure that there are savings elsewhere to do so.”

Video is available at Think Progress.

Get that? Eric Cantor says hurricane victims will have to wait for the money for assistance to help them after this natural disaster until Congress can figure out where to take the money from so that it can be directed to help them. Never before has such a condition been placed on helping out those who were devastated by a hurricane or earthquake or tornado. Not until this year.

These evil bastards are so desperate for Irene to be “Obama’s Katrina” that they are willing to create a crisis to blame on the president. That means people will needlessly suffer while they play political games designed only to hurt the president.

Had enough yet?