Obama Campaigns In Vegas While Storm Victims Defecate In The Hallways And Rummage Through Garbage Dumpsters For Food

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Will Hurricane Sandy turn out to be Obama’s Katrina?  When the storm first hit, the media was full of praise for the way that Barack Obama was handling the crisis.  But that was just based on the bold statements that Obama was making at the time.  If those statements are not backed up by actions, what good are they?  Obama has always been good with words.  Unfortunately, several days after the storm it has become apparent that the federal response to Hurricane Sandy has been absolutely nightmarish.  Large areas affected by the storm are still without power, and authorities now say that some power outages could persist until late November.  Due to the lack of power and widespread transportation disruptions, very few gas stations are open right now.  On Thursday, officials estimated that more than 80 percentof the gas stations in New Jersey were closed, and the lines at the stations that were still open were so long that some people had to wait for up to six hours for gasoline.  Meanwhile, people are running out of food and they are getting desperate.  There have been news reports that show hungry people rummaging through garbage dumpsters for food.  There have been other reports of people actually defecating in the hallways because they have nowhere else to go.  If you don’t believe this, just check out this video from NBC News.  So what is “President” Obama doing about all of this?  Well, after his 90 minute tour of the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused, he jetted off to Las Vegas where he posed for pictures with Eva Longoria and did some last minute campaigning.

One would like to believe that the federal government has learned a few things about disaster response in the years since Hurricane Katrina.  But instead, Obama’s big promises have turned out to be empty words and he now seems far more concerned about campaigning than about helping the people that are deeply suffering.

Could this end up turning millions of voters against Obama?

As you can see from this video, the devastation on Staten Island is absolutely mind blowing, and many people are desperate for help…

It would be hard to overstate how bad things are on Staten Island right now.  People have been waiting days for assistance from the federal government that never seems to arrive.  The patience of many of those living on Staten Island is really starting to run out…

The residents of Staten Island are pleading for help from elected officials, begging for gasoline, food and clothing three days after Sandy slammed the New York City borough.

“We’re going to die! We’re going to freeze! We got 90-year-old people!” Donna Solli told visiting officials. “You don’t understand. You gotta get your trucks down here on the corner now. It’s been three days!”

Sons of Anarchy star Theo Rossi grew up on Staten Island and he says that the devastation there is far worse than what is being reported in the mainstream media…

It’s so bad here, a lot worse than how its being portrayed by the media. They are finding bodies left and right, elderly people who don’t even watch the news or who knew the storm was coming. I was just with one of my best friends from high school and college, and his house is completely gone. One story I heard was about this one guy who evacuated his house during Hurricane Irene but then it got looted. So when they told him to evacuate for Sandy, he said, ‘I’m not leaving.’ Now they can’t find him, his 13-year-old daughter is dead, and his wife is in critical condition at the hospital.

In fact, Rossi says that many parts of Staten Island are “post-apocalyptic” at this point and that the island has basically been “completely destroyed”…

To get gas requires a three-and-a-half hour wait. It’s like this odd, post-apocalyptic kind of thing. Most trees are down. Power lines are down. It’s like a movie, or like The Walking Dead. You can’t believe it. Especially when you grow up here. I moved to Los Angeles in 1999, but this has always been my home. There’s the place I kissed a girl, that’s the place I played handball. I know this island in and out. To see it completely destroyed is bizarre.

This is a time when the president of the United States should be taking a very strong leadership role.  Millions upon millions of people in New York City and along the Jersey shore are deeply hurting.  The entire nation is watching this tragedy unfold.  Barack Obama has an opportunity to win millions of votes or to lose millions of votes right now.

Unfortunately for Obama, public opinion is starting to turn against him in a big way.  The following is what some people are saying on Twitter…

Obama went to NJ for his photo op, put on big boy jacket for a rally, now in #Vegas while NY and NJ are pooping in the hallways. #tcot#ohio (Link)

Obama was hanging out with Eva Longoria while people in NY & NJ were dumpster diving for food. But he’s on top of it, right?  (Link)

If you think Katrina was bad, I give you Obama’s Sandy. People are dying all over the East coast, Obama is in Las Vegas. (Link)

 on a night out with @EvaLongoria in , while  victims are out of their homes back east.  (Link)

If Sandy had happened and two or three days later Bush was in Vegas campaigning.. All media hell would break loose. Obama..? Nothing. (Link)

Obama does quick photo op for an hour with Gov Christie then back n Vegas the next day campaigning as many are without food,power,gas&water (Link)

Civil unrest in NYC: dumpster diving, looting and anger. But at least Obama is comfortable in Vegas campaigning… (Link)

Obama hits Vegas with Eva Longoria while Sandy victims Dumpster-dive in NYC | Twitchy http://fb.me/1jFPfXsVU (Link)

So what do you think of the response by the federal government to Hurricane Sandy so far?

Do you think that Obama should have handled things differently?

Please feel free to post a comment with your thoughts below…


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  • ncjoe

    You people are pathetic. You preach preparedness and self-reliance, then when people suffer the consequences of their unpreparedness, you slam Obama. Are you really that stupid, or do you work at it?

  • Satori

    it’s not Obama’s fault that people are taking a dump just outside their own front door (or more probably their neighbors)

    NY and Jersey had PLENTY of time to prepare
    obviously MANY chose to do NOTHING to help themselves

    why is that someone else’s fault ??????

  • lisa

    It’s unbelievable how hypocritical the left is. If this had been under Bush’s watch the media and all the democrats would be criticizing him continuously. Of course people should have prepared or left town but isn’t that the same thing that happened with Katrina.

  • alfred e newman

    the world is a getto

  • Kulafarmer

    I think some of you miss the point, preparedness is a good thing, some people dont have the resources to even feed themselves on a regular basis, sometimes sh#t happens that you cant controll, while we shouldnt rely on the government for anything, there are those times when the government needs to step up and help those who cant help themselves, people are blasting Obama for his ineffective response, but honestly it wouldnt matter who the leaders are, some folks will complain no matter what, me personally, have no use for government, am sick of them overstepping their bounds, but there is still an expectation that if they can send billions of $ overseas they can take care of our own, not that they do, there is the problem right there, ineffective

    • Well said my friend. And pointless wars in the Middle East. Politely wish as one does happy outcome in US elections but fear nothing is gonna change. Look, people die without gas, gasoline and grid-fed electricity. Pardon me for screaming but I really do fear we are all alone and nobody cares. Yet my Christian Faith tells me “Wotch n Pray that ye may be led not in2 Temptation”. Safe!

  • GrandpaSpeaks

    He is handling it the same way he handled Benghazi. His style is down pat. It is his substance thats killing us, the constitution and our ambassadors.

  • umx3

    I’m with the others who say this has nothing to do with BO, unless you include the use of HAARP and the chem trails they saturated Sandy with to make it hit the mainland instead of the initial projected course out into the ocean.
    Nowhere in the Constitution does the federal government have the authorization to usurp states rights. The trouble NJ and NY are having is because of the poor leadership of those states – not the fed gov. Why does Mr Snyder want the feds butting into everything? Keep them out. FEMA is as dangerous to the People’s sovereignty as the DHS and TSA. Anyway, those poor folks in NJ and NY have enough trouble without adding BO to it.

  • It does not matter if you are prepared, if water and wind blow it away.
    Shouldnt resources be spent to help people instead on campaigning and lobbies.
    Why the corporations have millions to spend on agendas, yet they complain people are not trained for jobs.
    The country is out of whack.

  • Donna

    I agree with most of what has already been posted. We have been warned for years to be prepared for disaster, to stock up on food , water, first aid and have some kind of plan in cast the worst happens. Some elderly or poor people may not know or be able to do this but their neighbors and community sure can. Unfortunately when disaster strikes some people expect the president to be God everywhere at the same time with miraculous results not only in our country but other countries also. It’s up to US PEOPLE to try and protect ourselves and our communities the best we can and prepare for disaster in time of plenty. I certainly feel for the people this affected as I feel for people in other countries that we are at war with that endure this for years. I hope this is a wake up call for preparedness and compassion for all people.

    • GrandpaSpeaks

      Donna, even the compassionate prepper is classified by DHS as a potential terrorist. Still, you are absolutely correct. Spending the nations treasure on non defensive wars is far from compassion. After seeing FEMAs response to Sandy, I think I’ll rely upon my own preparations, DHS can call me whatever it wants. Although, I hadn’t thought of including a union card in my bug out bag before Sandy.

  • epona

    If the residents who had gone through hurricane Irene had started to PREPARE and PLAN for another storm and then used that preparation to “get out of Dodge”, then maybe right now they could be out there helping instead of asking for help. The residents who were physically, mentally or financially unable to get out of the storms path would be getting a lot more attention if the rest of them were prepared to take care of themselves. My prayers are with all the people who suffered through this tragedy.

  • steveo256

    Theirs a lesson here, never live near water! That also includes Lakes. Because areas near water and plains have the worst weather. These sheep were stupid to begin with.

  • Longwhitecloud

    When a disaster occurs (natural or otherwise, But let’s not focus on that) and destroys the superstructure of the society living in that area, the more sophisticated/complicated the society then the harder it is hit, the harder it is to restore, and the more devastated it will be.
    Eg, so called 3rd world country living in diplidated shacks with uncertain food supplies and no electricity has disaster strike killing hundreds ….. But life returns to balance somewhat quicker than exactly the same event hitting a first world country with a dependance on instant food, high quality housing and electricity running everything.
    There isn’t a government anywhere that can cope with that, you wait and see the fingerpointing that’s going to follow this event.
    At any rate the fact that the U.S has actively been persecuting anyone attempting to be prepared for extreme events has a lot to do with this mess the people on the ground are in.
    And suddenly urging everyone to stock up a few days before the event does not equal a pro active move by the gubbermint to save lives, especially since most people don’t have the hundreds of dollars required in an instant to get in two weeks worth of emergency supplies, survival equipment etc etc in the few days before the storm hit.

  • Yes the government will not be able to cope. But should they ignore human suffering with their business as usual campaigns?
    I think if you look at data, millions if not billions of miney has been spent on disaster readiness for government and their agencies.
    They should not just ignore people. They certainly did not ignore victims of 9/11. The government and agencies jumped on Haiti quickly. I think lots feel cheated who may have sent checks and such for such support. Maybe people will learn their lessons as soon as money is sent, the agencies and gov have trouble distributing the aide no matter where the problem.
    Most are sitting in offices and are not in the field.

  • Carl

    Whats good for the goose is good for the gander.

    Bush was slammed for Katrina and his dad was slammed for Hugo.

    Clinton was praised for his response to the Great Flood of 1993. The feds did not show up in my flooded town until several months after the flood ended. Otherwise you could depend on them to fly over in a helicopter every now and then.

    The media knows that the Federal Govt.s response to any disaster is always very slow. When their ‘man’ is in office they will gush about how quickly the Govt. responded. When they are opposed to the person in the White House they will trash them for the typical slow response.

    From my own experience if you live in a disaster area Uncle Sam is not going to fast rope in from a helicopter to rescue you, your possessions, and your pets. He’s not going to hand you a bag of cash either.From what I read on Katrina that’s just what people were expecting. What you can depend on from the govt. during a disaster is for them to somehow,someway hinder you in your efforts. Those folks who have lived through a disaster, if they think about it, know what I am talking about.

    There is one image from Hugo that stuck in my mind. It was a pic of a very fat welfare mom leaning on her window sill and watching National Guardsmen pick up debri out of her yard. Had that been me I’d have sent them to somebody who needed it worse than me, then I’d have done the work myself. I’d have been shamed that someone else was doing my work for me but welfare mom did not seem to mind at all.

  • Manwhoiswideawake

    When is everyone going to snap out of their slumber and realize that FEMA is an agency that is preparing to HURT the American people,not help.They have no desire to see us alive and they are nothing but puppets,just like Obama,Romney and all the other politicians. How do you know when a gubmint employee is lying? When there is sound coming from their mouths!! Take heed and take care and do not rely on the gubmint to help.You will be waiting until hell freezes over!

  • I guess the welfare mom may have not refused the help because bankers do not need the billions they are handed. In the robber baron days bankers gave money to the government. Expecting people to feel shame when so much money is squandered on the wealthy and their corporations is not practical.
    With that,justification, many may feel bad about working for a paycheck and just give it all to the government as they need every dollar of yours to waste.