Americans take care of each other in times of crisis. That’s what we do. When communities are stricken with disaster, the nation comes together to help those afflicted. Most Americans, even some Republican members of Congress, understand that.
Not Steve Daines, though, who today voted against disaster relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Don’t agree with me that we have an obligation to help those affected by the hurricane? Ask New Jersey Republican governor Chris Christie:
"I would say the Republican Party has said it is the party of family values," he said. "Last night it turned its back on the most essential value of all, and that is to provide food, shelter, clothing and relief for people who have been hit by a natural disaster. And I would say that the Republican Party has turned its back on those people."
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Daines would turn his back on Americans in need, but it is damn disappointing.