Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Why We Can't Forget That Oklahoma's Senators Voted Against Sandy Relief


Nearly four months ago, Oklahoma Senators Tom Coburn and James Inhofe both voted against H.R.152, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act that eventually sent $50.5 billion in relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy. And in the flurry of last night's devastation in Moore, Oklahoma. it was impossible not to forget that fact, knowing the federal government would soon rally to the cause.

Part of that reason was because of the social media aspect to the storm—like the Boston Bombings and like Hurricane Sandy —information on Monday's storm was quickly dispensed through mediums like Twitter and Facebook. But with that came tweets like this, from Current TV's David Shuster (retweeted 118 times):

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