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How Obama’s FEMA Criminally
Botched the Hurricane Recovery Effort

Front Page Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 11/24/2012 5:58:00 AM

Obama’s win came in part because the media and a Springsteen-loving governor portrayed him as dedicated to relief for those hit by Hurricane Sandy. The reality however is that Obama made some routine photo op stops. FEMA, along with the Red Cross, failed abysmally at Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, and that story wasn’t told before the election because the people in a position to tell it had no power and the media wanted Obama to win. Afterward the story is slowly trickling out. “I asked, ‘Why haven’t you been sent out?’” he says.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/24/2012 6:10:57 AM     (No. 9031403)

FEMA is part of big government and the left doesn´t want that to be seen as a failure also. Bureaucrats couldn´t care less about people suffering.Not only that but they´re too stupid to organize anything but street demonstrations and conning people.

As always in these disaster areas,it´s average people coming in and actually helping people.Church groups collecting money,food,clothing etc.are frowned upon by the left. Just sit there in misery until Obama gets done with his golf game.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jebediah, 11/24/2012 6:35:07 AM     (No. 9031419)

And the Press STILL won´t say a word, let alone indict, and the Dems will cover for the man and the department and FEMA. And people are just too d----- dumb to figure it out themselves!!!!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 11/24/2012 6:40:47 AM     (No. 9031422)

About a week after Sandy hit I knew this situation was being handled worse than Katrina was. I wasn´t being anti-Democrat only anti-incompetence. Bloomberg acted like Blanco and Nagin--saying, in response to why he didn´t request the National Guard, that he wanted only the NYPD there with guns, for just one example.

I´m curious about where WalMart was in all this. If they responded the way they did after Katrina their trucks, stuffed with relief supplies would have been ready to leave staging areas as soon as access to the disaster area was given--and were there along with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries folks who had boats and experience to go help people. Even the current Dem mayor of New Orleans was there with a small boat. And who could forget the Coast Guard, on scene before the winds were safe, winching people off roof tops? Reminder: the USCG helicopter crews rescued 33,500 people, without signed approval from anyone, far as I know.

The few people at L.com who scorn those of us who are watchful as soon as a tropical disturbance appears within a thousand miles of our Southeast and Gulf coasts, please take note. Charleston´s Democrat mayor Joe Riley has been in office 33 years and there´s a reason: he knew even when Hugo hit in 1989 that people would have to fend for themselves for several days and always offers that same refrain whenever we might seem threatened. Most people listen, check over their supplies and replace those items that have been used over the preceding year. They know to fill their gas tanks, start storing water and to batten down the hatches. No, I´m not pro-Democrat, just pro-common sense.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/24/2012 6:44:07 AM     (No. 9031427)

But it would be racist to call this his Katrina.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 11/24/2012 7:35:57 AM     (No. 9031463)

Our msm sees no evil, speaks no evil, and hears no evil about Obamao.

Because our msm IS evil.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Country Boy, 11/24/2012 7:57:16 AM     (No. 9031490)

The hurricane certainly was a nightmare. Most of the problems revolve around union rules, EPA mandates, etc. And since the libs love these things, not possible for them to untangle any of them.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bubby, 11/24/2012 7:58:22 AM     (No. 9031494)

If you watched the news you would assume everything was just fine regarding the recovery. There has been no Katrina type coverage that slammed G.W.Bush every day for months. I have to assume the people in NY and NJ that were effected are pleased with the recovery effort since they all voted for little barry and I haven´t heard any complaints to date. The only real devastating pictures I have seen have been in the British media and it looks awful.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/24/2012 8:06:07 AM     (No. 9031505)

I have been taking note of the lack of coverage of the poor suffering families in NY and NJ. The media ignored their plight in order to help Obama, while making Bush the scapegoat for Nagin and Blanco´s missteps.
I will be reminding all my friends in NY and NJ of the incompetence of their President, Fema and the Governor and Mayor.
OFTEN.
As for the media, they are beyond disgusting and should be charged with manipulating an election.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dittohead, 11/24/2012 8:08:52 AM     (No. 9031509)

I have to agree = the victims must not have been too upset - they voted blue through and through. I do hurt for them, but a reality check would be in order here.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/24/2012 9:26:54 AM     (No. 9031661)

I am just hoping that the lesson has been learned by these voters, but I am very doubtful. The people responsible for the tardiness of recovery efforts should be run out of town next election.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: hamrman, 11/24/2012 9:59:15 AM     (No. 9031710)

FEMA Chicago style!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Tennman, 11/24/2012 10:06:33 AM     (No. 9031723)

Photo op and election are over. Forget these people- I´m not running again anyway.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/24/2012 11:22:11 AM     (No. 9031835)

"How Obama’s FEMA Criminally
Botched the Hurricane Recovery Effort"

Not enough hairnets?

Food Safety Nazis?

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