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Young Sandy victim wonders where the heck Obama’s been

posted at 5:33 pm on November 15, 2012 by

She didn’t catch the photo-op that solved everything?

Potus visited a FEMA and SBA disaster tent as a loud crowds of about a 100 locals looked on and yelled for his attention, as well as a tent holding boxes of toiletries, as well cans of soup. (Campbell’s was well represented) and boxed food to victims of Sandy.

Pooler got to talk with a girl who was getting some supplies. She said her house was on the beach but “it’s gone.” She laughed and said it’s “still standing…” but they can’t live in it. They’re living [with] family.

She said of the president:

“We need help–he should of been here a long time ago.”

A young hispanic man who just met the president said he “lost everything; I lost my job.”

“Thanks so much,” he said he wanted to say to the president.

It’s a symptom of bad cultural signals about government that young people look to the president’s personal appearance to fix things on the ground after a natural disaster, but her complaint illustrates that a photo-op alone didn’t guarantee the people who needed it would get help, even though he seemed to get credit for just that.

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Petty, MKH.
This is what you have?
Snark lives on.

verbaluce on November 15, 2012 at 5:47 PM

you won’t hear this on the alphabet networks…they are praising obama’s awesomeness in handling this situation….

holy cow

cmsinaz on November 15, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Wait, CANS OF SOUP!!!????!!!!

Didn’t they hear the news about how Romney COMMITTED TREASON by organizing canned goods when that’s not what the American Red Cross wanted? How are these evil canned goods even allowed in the presence of The Won?

SoRight on November 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Was Barry wearing the bomber jacket?

mchristian on November 15, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Soldiers found long ago, they’re just good for a photo-op. About time civilians found out the same thing. The only “priority” for Barry…………is Barry.

GarandFan on November 15, 2012 at 6:19 PM

We need help–he should of been here a long time ago.

What sort of reporter is this? You can’t misspel a quote.

lester on November 15, 2012 at 6:27 PM

deindustrializing, destroying liberty and wealth are hard jobs honey. you are currently living in the dark cold squalor that Obama desires for all Americans.

yay

tom daschle concerned on November 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Somebody in the GOP really needs to demand that the UN bring in one of their refugee relief programs to help those folks out…..

FEMA just isn’t getting the job done. Time to bring in the pros.

rw on November 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Call out in the wilderness oh Blue States, call on your Messiah, your God, your OBAMA! He will hear your pleas and succor you, for he is the Chosen One, the Almighty, He who stands alone above the petty quarells of the Republicrats and the Demicans! He alone can free you from your tribulations and your bondage! Behold the Greatness of the Annointed ONE!!

Oh, and when he doesn’t show and you are starving and freezing your asses off, please don’t bother to call a Red State, we’re not home.

Sorry, sort of. Still in the last stages of “Bitter” and “Clingy.”

Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Romans 12:20

serenity on November 15, 2012 at 6:52 PM

anyone knows where you can vote for the worst, most inane, least substantial, etc., political blogger of the year?

i think i found a candidate.

sesquipedalian on November 15, 2012 at 7:27 PM

verbaluce on November 15, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Pathetic, Verbaluce.
Is that all you’ve got?
Trollish idiocy lives on.

S. D. on November 15, 2012 at 7:31 PM

sesquipedalian on November 15, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Step away from the mirror.

S. D. on November 15, 2012 at 7:32 PM

They have no real life S.D., no meaningful non govt. jobs and depend on someone other than themselves to give meaning to an otherwise non-productive existence. Couldn’t live like that….

serenity on November 15, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Verbaluce, I get it that you have little to no interest in how the federal government actually does its job to help suffering people now that your guy”s in charge. I happen to care and will continue to monitor how it spends large amounts of money to fail the people it’s charged with helping. But your heckling of me is important, too! Way to give back!

Mary Katharine Ham on November 15, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Heckuva job, Barry!

NoLeftTurn on November 15, 2012 at 8:38 PM

WHY is MKH the ONLY ONE with any Clarity of Vision here – and Understanding of WHO the Real ENEMY is?

williamg on November 15, 2012 at 11:38 PM

WHY is MKH the ONLY ONE with any Clarity of Vision here – and Understanding of WHO the Real ENEMY is?

williamg on November 15, 2012 at 11:38 PM

She’s not the only one, she is just better than most of us when it comes to finding the right words to get her point across effectively.

UltimateBob on November 16, 2012 at 4:45 AM

Petty, MKH.
This is what you have?
Snark lives on.

verbaluce on November 15, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Geee.. and what was it during Katrina Oh thou clueless wonder? Sweetness and light? You man is covered.. quadruple covered in teflon.

Noelie on November 16, 2012 at 8:57 AM

I wonder if he brought contraceptives?

ChunkyLover on November 16, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Straight outta Pyongyang.

321mdl on November 16, 2012 at 10:25 AM

WHY is MKH the ONLY ONE with any Clarity of Vision here – and Understanding of WHO the Real ENEMY is?

williamg on November 15, 2012 at 11:38 PM

She’s not the only one, she is just better than most of us when it comes to finding the right words to get her point across effectively.

UltimateBob on November 16, 2012 at 4:45 AM

Well – you’re half right. She is better than Ed, Allah or any of the others here in expressing the right point at the right time. She is also the the ONLY one who recognized the importance in ringing the echoes of this story off of the walls of the mainstream media echo chamber. Allah and the rest here are too busy engaging in the EXACT distraction that Obama WANTS THEM to engage in by smelling the undergarments of Broadwell and Petraeus.

Yes – she IS the only one!

williamg on November 16, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Mary Katherine Ham DEFINES perspicacious“.

Look it up in the dictionary – and you’ll see her picture next to the word.

williamg on November 16, 2012 at 11:07 AM