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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Compassionate conservative?

The party that brought you two credit card wars is getting frugal with the people of Missouri.

House Minority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia is declaring that any cash Congress comes up with for disaster relief for the tornado-ravaged Midwest must be "offset" by cuts elsewhere in the budget.

The issue is playing our largely behind the scenes of a national media that can only see the actual storm damage and the fall-out from the New York-26 election without connecting the dots. Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, who held the job before the Cantor, has called out his former colleague but no one else seem go have picked up on the rather callous call to make disaster relief subject to partisan bickering.

A good time to remind people once again where the the debt actually comes from and how Republicans are very good at politicizing an issue for which they bear substantial blame.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering how you figure who has credit for the ups and downs. Like Jimmy Carter had sympathetic control of both the House and Senate for his term, so we should have been golden right ? Ronald Reagan screwed things up even though he never had control of the House. Is it always the President who is responsible?

May 26, 2011 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It depends on who has the White House, a president from your party, or a president from the opposition, when you decide to lay blame, or claim credit.

May 26, 2011 12:19 PM  

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