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When Disasters Strike, Republicans Become Socialists

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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 04:14 PM
It has been said there is no athiest in a foxhole, which translates to mean that the truth of one's character is often revealed under times of great stress. And when "principles" and "core values" are swiftly set aside in times of disaster, those who run from their supposed values are justifiably labeled, in my view, as complete and utter frauds.

Latest case in point? Republican governor Blunt in MO says the feds should reimburse the state for 100% of the costs of disaster response.

In a phone conference with reporters Thursday, Blunt says he has asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to do more. “I’m asking for 100 percent federal reimbursement to local governments,” Blunt said, “They’ve agreed to 75. I think they have to come to a better number than that, and the right number, I think, would be 100 percent.”

So when push comes to shove, so much for self-reliance, so much for whining about "socialism."

I am not saying pols should not ask for federal assistance or not; I AM calling out the hypocrisy though.

Rick Perry is another prime example. Among the most rapid of the anti-federalists who even hinted succession rights a few years back, when disaster struck he was all over the news demanding Big Government.

Of all rage worthy things about pols not to like, hypocrisy and "values" tossed aside for expediency are the worst for me.
edit on 26-5-2011 by pajoly because: (no reason given)

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