They are, presumably, grown and educated men, and as such, presumably, are familiar with such concepts as similitude, disaster, and compassion. It should not take until Christie's fiftieth birthday and the distinct aroma of his own lard roasting for him to come to terms with the idea of society rescuing its citizens in need, the same way it should not have taken Randian Superbrain Mitch Daniels sixty-two years to decide just which side of anti-trades-union legislation he was on (nor, even, the five years it took him to realize he'd changed his mind).
As for King, well, fuck him.
Faced with such circumstances we can decide on one of two explanations: either the conversion took place legitimately, in which case you have someone who' been completely oblivious at the top of his lungs for most of his adult life, and who still collects public funds. Or it's bullshit.
Oh, I know, I'm supposed to cut Christie some slack because he snapped at Fox and Friends.As far as I'm concerned that's like giving the Good Driver Award to everyone who stops at a red light.
Listen, shuttling Sandy relief onto the next Congress wasn't even the wingnuttiest thing Boehner had to do that day. That's your party. Those are your people. And while they may be clinically certifiable en masse they are not, that's N-O-T, doing anything outside the GOP norm.
I'll take my Boehner schadenfreude steaming, thank you. You eat the shit that's on your plate.
And, Governor? If someone living on the seacoast deserves immediate government attention after a hurricane, what of a child born into poverty in Mississippi? What of someone too ill or weak to be a cog in someone else's profit machine? How bout the sick or the elderly? They don't have special circumstances requiring assistance; they have everyday circumstances requiring assistance. Which should be provided them--and should continue to be provided them, in perpetuity--by their fellow citizens. Despite your party. And it shouldn't have taken you this long to realize it.