The vengeance and fury of flying Baby Jeebus has visited itself upon Colorado and these floods are devastating and terrible. When you talk about 19,000 homes being damaged or washed away, you are talking about a pervasive natural disaster that would make any libertarian over completely into a big government Democrat in about five minutes.
When things like this happen, we are now so conditioned to look at Red State vs Blue State politics. It was true of Oklahoma--small government living meant fewer tornado shelters and tragedy. Both of Oklahoma's crazy Senators have voted to cut off funds for other states, especially New Jersey, and the hypocrisy has been breathtaking.
In Colorado, there is just sadness and ruin. They are saying that there are 1,200 people missing. This story should get way more coverage.