CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Sometimes the hypocrisy of the Democrats would leave Diogenes stunned. The Democrats spent two years savaging President Bush over his treatment of Katrina. And all of a sudden, it's a paragon of how to deal with disasters and this idea that somehow the person to blame for the suffering of people today -- months after Sandy, who aren't getting help, who are stuck, as we saw on the clip, with the bureaucracy which isn't helping them -- is John Boehner because of a bill he didn't pass on January 1? It's preposterous. And the press is playing along that line.
I think what Boehner did in postponing the vote until today was absolutely right, I think that was a rape of the treasury. $60 billion, including a ton of pork. The part that was essential was what passed today, which was to replenish the flood insurance. That is right, and the rest ought to be debated in regular order.