Allow me to make myself clear.
My commiseration is with my fellow Americans - of all political stripes - who are (or would be) negatively affected by the lack of funds caused by this bill failing to be passed.
I have no sympathy for the Republican lawmakers who are now squealing like so many stuck pigs now that the Tea Party's laissez-faire attitude has struck home, biting them in their collective asses.
Just listen to this racket of squeals:
Rep. Michael Grimm, a Republican who represents parts of Staten Island and Brooklyn, called the delay “a personal betrayal.” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand dared Boehner to visit Staten Island, then added that she doubts “he has the dignity nor the guts to do it.”
“They’re a bunch of idiots,” Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro, a Conservative, said of House Republicans. “There’s no other logical reason they’d be doing this.”
In a joint statement, Christie and New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, accused the house of a “dereliction of duty.”
“When American citizens are in need we come to their aid,” they said. “That tradition was abandoned in the House last night.”
But it was King who really let his Republican colleagues have it.
“The fact is that the dismissive attitude that was shown last night toward New York, New Jersey and Connecticut typifies, I believe, a strain in the Republican Party,” he said on the House floor.
“I can’t imagine that type of indifference, that cavalier attitude being shown to any other part of the country,” he added.
“We cannot believe this cruel knife in the back was delivered to our region… This is not the United States of America! This should not be the Republican Party. This should not be the Republican leadership.”Why should these idiots be surprised? The more extreme members of the Republican party - exemplified by the Tea Party - have been showing this terrible, nasty and cruel attitude towards anybody the Republicans deem unworthy, basically anyone who is asking the Federal government for money whenever they are hit by the vicissitudes of life!
Yet, now that this particular turkey has come home to roost and that attitude has been shown to them and theirs, they have the temerity to scream and shout about how "unAmerican" it is to ignore those in need!
I ask you, what is wrong with this picture? Are these men suddenly going to turn around and see how this attitude has hurt millions of Americans and threatens millions more in months to come in the "crisis" now being set up by the right wingers for two months from now? Do any of us have the trust in these people's integrity needed to be willing to deal with them in the future?