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Mr. Blunt and Cranky doesn’t shock easily. But John Boehner managed to pull it off last night.

As you may know, the House was in session to pass a tax bill. There was also a Hurricane Sandy Relief bill waiting for the House “Republicans” to take action. This bill will help keep people from dying in the streets, keep the power on, fix stuff that Sandy destroyed…a pretty damned important bill, you’ll agree. So important, the Senate busted arse to get it to the House in time to be acted upon.

But it was not important to the Repubs that run the House. Turning a deaf ear to members of their own party, they split the scene and showed every intention of letting the bill die; thus guaranteeing the suffering of the innocents for months longer.

That, friendly readers, is how much the Boehner Brigade and the Teabaggers care about the citizens they are sworn to serve. The misery, hunger, and possible deaths of American citizens are not a good enough reason to spend another hour in a comfortable room and cast one little vote.

No, you are not at all important to these people. And if you are EVER fool enough to vote for any of the House “Republicans” again, then you are agreeing with them, and screwing your neighbors as well.

Remember this day when you go to vote in 2014. Remember it well, because Little Johnny and Company are hoping that you won’t,

Mr. B & C

Whatever else one might say about President Obama, he does a great job at Crisis Management. Witness his performance during Hurricane Sandy: in stark contrast to Bush-The-Dumber eating cake and pretending to play guitar during the Katrina debacle, Obama hauled his ass back to D.C. to do his job as Commander-In-Chief. And even people who hate his guts (like Chris Christie) are praising Obama’s performance in dealing with this enormous disaster.

Contrast this with Mitt Romney’s Shrub-Like responses to surprises and crises during the campaign to date: shoot-from-the-lip quips, sound bites, lies, zingers, promises to defund FEMA, and insults to individuals and groups in America and overseas.  We all saw how well that worked during the Reign Of The Bushies, didn’t we?

Vote for the grownup with the proven record of performance under pressure. That’s Obama.

Mr. B & C (not liking this attempt at positive posting very much)

Why? Because Dems believe in spending money on FEMA, disaster recovery, and state/local police, EMS and fire departments. Romney, Ryan, and the Repubs in the House (and many states) do not support such “immoral” spending on dead, dying and devastated American Taxpayers. Do some googling, you’ll see what Mister Blunt and Cranky means.

The Dems in the Administration and both houses of Congress have actually worked diligently to fund FEMA and other disaster recovery line items in the budget. (There. A positive thing was said about a political party. Happy?) If you’re feeling a wee bit nervous about Hurricane Sandy barreling up your kazoo, take that into account when you cast your ballot.

This writer works with cops on a daily basis and is related to a whole raft of nurses, EMTs, and counts even more among his social circle. He thinks that anybody who will run into a burning building, charge into a hail of bullets, or jump into the ocean to save the lives of complete strangers is a hero, and should be given the tools they need to do their jobs; not nickel-and-dimed out of their budgets by a bunch of vote-grubbing suits in some legislative chamber.

Today, the only legislators who are reliable votes for funding these heroic and indispensable people are Democrats. Sad to say, but true. So if you want someone to save your ass when it really needs it, you’d best be voting for the Donkeys.

Mr. B & C