It’s not surprising that the House this evening passed the second part of its Superstorm Sandy relief package, after GOP representatives took a public relations beating for pulling a vote on aid amid fiscal cliff wrangling. NBC’s Chuck Todd credited New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s meltdown with pressuring Republicans to vote yes, despite the package’s lack of spending cuts to offset the cost.

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In the final count, 49 Republicans voted for the relief package. Only one Democrat, Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee, was among the 180 who voted no.

Many took note of House Speaker John Boehner’s breaking of the so-called Hastert Rule, which guides the Speaker to not bring a bill to a floor vote unless a majority of the majority party supports it.

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Gov. Christie, who had asked for a “clean” aid bill following his initial tirade against House Republicans, praised Congress for pulling together.

We were hoping a professional comedian would weigh in to put things in perspective, but all we could find was Richard Lewis.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    I thought Richard Lewis was dead. And funny.

  • carla5731

    Congressional greed is boundless.

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    So what will they do with the million the victims will see after the government gets their share?

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      tax the hell out of it

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      tax the hell out of it

  • Steve_J

    Now we know, Chris Christie makes the decisions for Boehner.

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    obama ate hot (from the cookstove) dogs

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    obama ate hot (from the cookstove) dogs

  • George Washington Mclintock

    In some ways, a relief. This battle was well and truly lost a while ago. It’s infuriating to throw money to help “govts” of NY, NJ, and Ct that weren’t prepared and couldn’t help, while listening to the Northeasterners who flushed their money away of govt disaster insurance whine as if Sandy was the greatest and only natural disaster to ever to befall the nation(My God! We are talking about Bruce Springsteen’s favorite concert venue and NEW YORK CITY!!!), but it’s over. Our side can disengage from this lost cause, ream John a third cornshoot, and dig in and regrouo for the vital debt fight.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    In some ways, a relief. This battle was well and truly lost a while ago. It’s infuriating to throw money to help “govts” of NY, NJ, and Ct that weren’t prepared and couldn’t help, while listening to the Northeasterners who flushed their money away of govt disaster insurance whine as if Sandy was the greatest and only natural disaster to ever to befall the nation(My God! We are talking about Bruce Springsteen’s favorite concert venue and NEW YORK CITY!!!), but it’s over. Our side can disengage from this lost cause, ream John a third cornshoot, and dig in and regrouo for the vital debt fight.

  • KansasGirl

    All I can think of is Andrew Breitbart, looking into the camera (with a twinkle in his eye) saying WAR!

  • Constance

    Chunky Butt Christie should be proud tonight. He stands firmly behind a bill loaded with pork for everybody and everyplace but his own state. What a tool.

  • GTFOBigGovt

    Yeah because Christie (D) actually said the word “clean” in the same sentence as “bill” one time. He’s soooo forceful.