Remember the 67 Republicans in House of Representatives who turned their backs on Hurricane Sandy victims

The worst on this list, and the ones who come across as the biggest phonies, are the ones from places like Florida and Alabama and the Carolinas and Mississippi, the ones who have come running to the federal government with their hands out after their own natural disasters, practically demanding money.

Only now they think they have the right to act as if the residents of Breezy Point and Staten Island and the Jersey Shore are cheap panhandlers instead of good and proud Americans only asking the government to do what it is supposed to do, and essentially be their insurance company.

You have Mo Brooks of Alabama, who practically went door-to-door in his state after tornados to explain to them how to best get their federal money. You have Sam Graves of Missouri, and go look up what he said after so much of his state nearly ended up underwater in 2011.

These are names to mark lousy forever, men and women of Congress who need to go online and look at pictures of what the storm Sandy did to homes and lives and dreams, what it did to hard-working Americans who played by the rules and paid their dues and their premiums and are now told by 67 House Republicans to go pull themselves up.

Perhaps the worst phony of all of them is Rep. Steven Palazzo, out of Mississippi’s Fourth Congressional District, which happens to be situated on the Gulf Coast. Apparently the government was supposed to come rebuild Biloxi and the rest of the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, but is supposed to tell Breezy Point and Staten Island and Jersey to figure it out for themselves.

New York Daily News
1/6/13