This is your moment to show who you really are, Repubs. Show us Independents and Democrats and Greens that there's real substance, and not just hot blather, behind your talk. Pull yourselves up by your bootstraps! Don't wait for the city government to pick up your trash. Deal with it yourselves! Where's that good old American entrepreneurship we're always hearing about?
Don't think of yourselves as part of Romney's 47% 'victims'. You're not victims, you're Americans. Show us that no matter how tragic a catastrophe may be, an enterprising person can always make a few bucks from it.
This is your moment, Repubs. Sandy gave you a golden opportunity to show we don't need government to help us. Make the most of it. We're all watching.