Tropical Storm Isaac gains strength, expected to become hurricane Sunday | Fox News Republicans blocked an effort Monday by Senate Democrats to quickly pass a $7 billion aid package for victims of recent natural disasters like Hurricane Irene, tornadoes in the Midwest and the South and floods along the Mississippi, Missouri and other rivers. Republicans block disaster relief bill | Capitol Hill One by one, GOP senators representing states that suffered disaster damageincluding North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, Texas Sen. John Cornyn, Alabama Sens. Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions, and Mississippi Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wickerswiftly dashed the hopes of their constituents by voting against the relief package. Republicans Block Disaster Relief to Their Own States Democrats had hoped to use to replenish the Federal Emergency Management Agencys depleted disaster fund. Democrats needed 60 votes to advance the measure. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/13/us/13brfs-disasteraid.html You would think Republicans would be fine not helping Blue States, but not helping Red States? Doesn't that piss their base off? REMEMBER, IT'S DEMOCRATS THAT THE REPUBLICAN BASE OWE FOR GETTING DISASTER RELIEF. Democrats fight for the Republican base. And they don't even know it. The Republicans leadership is not on the side of the "little people".