Here’s Politico editor Blake Hounshell’s tweet that he posted even before mentioning the casualties:
Amtrak crash comes on the eve of … markup session to cut Amtrak budget http://t.co/aWta0t8tx1
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) May 13, 2015
This is why it’s difficult to see the political landscape getting any better in America any time soon, if ever. The agenda and the narrative trump all for liberals.
Fatalities in a tragedy?
“Yeah, yeah, we’ll get to those in a minute, gotta remind everyone that the Republicans want to cut the budget first.”
There is no discussion with people who think it’s appropriate to launch into an infrastructure spending tirade even as first responders are just arriving on the scene of a tragedy. They truly believe this happened because evil Republicans kept just the magic amount of money away from Amtrak to make it safe.
They are all from the Krugman school of thought that says any federal spending that didn’t do the trick failed simply because enough wasn’t spent.
And then you’re on an infinity loop of tax dollar demands that isn’t even slowed down by the presence of dead bodies.