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December 3, 2013 - 8:46 am

This news is unlikely to stop liberals from using the deadly crash to blackmail us into handing the government more of our money.

Veteran engineer William Rockefeller all but admitted he was falling asleep as the train came roaring to a curved section of track north of Spuyten Duyvil in statements made shortly after four people were killed and dozens were injured in the wreck, sources said.

He apparently woke up just as the train, traveling at 82 mph, was heading into a precarious curve that called for the train’s speed to be reduced to just 30 mph.

As the train entered the curve, sources said, Rockefeller was jolted from his sleep and hit the brake, but not in time. The cars derailed, and several careened onto their sides before grinding to a halt on the edge of the Harlem River. Four people were killed, three of whom were thrown out of the cars, and more than 60 others were injured.

So, human error, not any lack of government spending, caused this crash. Up to now the engineer had a spotless record, so there was no indication that this was coming.

Democrat Ed Rendell led the left’s creep brigades after the crash, using the tragedy to demand more taxpayer dollars be spent on “infrastructure.” If he had any shame, he would apologize and slink away. But being a leftist, shame just isn’t something he believes in. Democrats never slink away no matter what the facts say.

This tendency of liberals to exploit every single unfortunate incident, accident and tragedy is among the reasons I could never support them. They’re constantly perched and waiting for any means they can use to guilt or shame the rest of us into handing them either power or property. Democrats have become equal parts con artists and vampires, stalking the rest of us, always ready to use chaos and often intentionally causing chaos as President Obama has with Obamacare, always with a mind toward using the crisis to enrich themselves at our expense.

Frankly, I find the lot of them repulsive, amoral, dishonest, devious, cowardly, disloyal to anything but their own interests, and shameless.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Being somewhat familiar with how trains are operated , I have always been informed that there is a 'thirty second button' on all engines, that must be pressed at half-minute intervals to allow the train to proceed. Otherwise the brakes are automatically applied and The Choo-Choo don't go.
So,... what,... commuter trains are not subject to this device ? Sounds like a monumental boner to me..... and maybe to a few East Coast families as well.
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"Frankly, I find the lot of them repulsive, amoral, dishonest, devious, cowardly, disloyal to anything but their own interests, and shameless."

Please don't hold back, Bryan! Tell us how you really feel! (The Leftist Response is also possible: "You say that like it's a bad thing.")

51 weeks ago
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>>Frankly, I find the lot of them repulsive, amoral, dishonest, devious, cowardly, disloyal to anything but their own interests, and shameless.

But they want so much to do good.
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I thought the reason would be he was stoned.
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Fell asleep at the switches...if ever there was a metaphor for the leftist cabal...
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Nah, they never seem to sleep when there's an opportunity to exploit a tragedy and accumulate more power.
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