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The Hurricane Sandy fallout continues, even as Congress fast-tracks a $9.7 billion tranche of a $60 billion relief bill in the wake of Chris Christie unloading on beleaguered Speaker John Boehner. Now the president is getting his fair share of criticism from victims who vividly remember the president taking a cozy photo-op with New Jersey’s Republican Governor Christie, just before getting re-elected.
Scott McGrath is one such victim, and he appeared on Neil Cavuto’s show to dole out an even-worse verbal beating than Boehner took the other day. A lot of the most severe lambasting of the president is unnecessary to repeat here, given that most Americans agree that all of Washington is dysfunctional, and that means both political parties. But McGrath’s seething frustration is felt far and wide in this country, and merits viewing to relate to how some people are hurting in this country.
Politicians in both parties should be well-advised: this kabuki theater game of teaming up to screw over Americans carries a high political price. The loss of government legitimacy, as recently measured by an abysmal 5% Congressional approval rating, as well as the president’s own Gallup approval rating declining to 50% in his honeymoon period, suggests that the nation’s so-called representatives are playing with fire. A friendly word of advice: start governing like you give a damn about the fates of million of Americans.