The Republican-controlled United States House of Representatives has refused to endorse a plan to help Louisiana homeowners devastated by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The plan was proposed by one of their own, Republican Congressman Richard Baker of Louisiana.
Oh, but I noticed the Republicans did managed to make cuts in programs that help the poor and middle class and are still working on more tax cuts for the rich.
You can read Congressman Baker's statement on the failure here. A lesser man would have pointed out that this was less-than-compassionate conservatism.
Merry Christmas, Louisiana hurricane victims, from your friends in the Republican-controlled United States House of Representatives!