Hurricane Sandy: The political fallout

Hurricane Sandy: The political fallout

There are 272 comments on the Politico story from Oct 30, 2012, titled Hurricane Sandy: The political fallout. In it, Politico reports that:

The widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy is going to have an effect on Election Day.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Politico.

responder

Columbus, OH

#255 Nov 9, 2012
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, it's not my side. I'm not a Republican.
I don't know why they would though. After all the back room Democrat only meetings, Obama lies, and insults, why would Republicans play nice? It's just like a liberal to do all those things and then start setting up the blame game before Obama is even resworn.
I find it ironic that the left wants the right to forget about all the wrongs by the left and work together, yet white people are still paying for slavery 147 years after it ended.
Seems a little one sided to me.
You're not a Republican, you just sound (and vote?) like one? Is that it?

There have been no "back room Obama only meetings, lies, and insults" Those are reTHUGlican talking points. In fact Obama's bent over backward to compromise with the GOP, much to my annoyance at times. They've rejected him most every time, to the point where they refused to even raise our debt ceiling, thus imperiling our bond rating and our whole economy.

Would that be considered economically responsible by you? If not, why blame Obama for it?

No idea what "white people paying for slavery" means, but it certainly has an ugly, racist overtone.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#256 Nov 9, 2012
responder wrote:
<quoted text>You're not a Republican, you just sound (and vote?) like one? Is that it?

There have been no "back room Obama only meetings, lies, and insults" Those are reTHUGlican talking points. In fact Obama's bent over backward to compromise with the GOP, much to my annoyance at times. They've rejected him most every time, to the point where they refused to even raise our debt ceiling, thus imperiling our bond rating and our whole economy.

Would that be considered economically responsible by you? If not, why blame Obama for it?

No idea what "white people paying for slavery" means, but it certainly has an ugly, racist overtone.
You should work on your reading comprehension. I didn't say back room Obama only meetings. That would be pointless unless he's masterbating.
I said back room Democrat only meetings. But you probably knew that and wanted to use diversion and misdirection with your liberal Propaganda and smoke & mirrors.
I'm beginning to think you may be Mycro as well.

TROLL much?

Why raise the debt ceiling? So we can spend more and have to raise it again and again? That's just plain stupid. Enough is enough. Stop spending! Make cuts! Deal with the problem instead of delaying it further and increasing it. If the government falls apart, at this point, it might be the best thing that could happen.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#257 Nov 9, 2012
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
<quoted text>
You should work on your reading comprehension. I didn't say back room Obama only meetings. That would be pointless unless he's masterbating.
I said back room Democrat only meetings. But you probably knew that and wanted to use diversion and misdirection with your liberal Propaganda and smoke & mirrors.
I'm beginning to think you may be Mycro as well.
TROLL much?
Why raise the debt ceiling? So we can spend more and have to raise it again and again? That's just plain stupid. Enough is enough. Stop spending! Make cuts! Deal with the problem instead of delaying it further and increasing it. If the government falls apart, at this point, it might be the best thing that could happen.
I'm a fisherman. I troll dead bait all the time. And I consistently catch my bag limit of frightwingnut teabaggers every day. The only reason you're here is I practice catch and release. I'm going to love the next four years of teabag tears.
CBOW

Abbottstown, PA

#258 Nov 9, 2012
carpetbaggers wrote:
Cumo fires emergency management chief for having crews clear a tree on his street.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/nyregion/cu...
Cuomo was crying last night about the power company's failure in restoring power but said NOTHING ABOUT THE UNIONIZED POWER WORKERS SENDING THE NON_UNION WORkERS FROM OTHER STATES AWAY OVER A WEEK AGO!
responder

Columbus, OH

#259 Nov 9, 2012
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
<quoted text>
You should work on your reading comprehension. I didn't say back room Obama only meetings. That would be pointless unless he's masterbating.
I said back room Democrat only meetings. But you probably knew that and wanted to use diversion and misdirection with your liberal Propaganda and smoke & mirrors.
I'm beginning to think you may be Mycro as well.
TROLL much?
Why raise the debt ceiling? So we can spend more and have to raise it again and again? That's just plain stupid. Enough is enough. Stop spending! Make cuts! Deal with the problem instead of delaying it further and increasing it. If the government falls apart, at this point, it might be the best thing that could happen.
I'd like to apologize for misquoting you by ACCIDENT, but you're such an a--hole about it that I probably won't. Oddly for a wanker, you also misspelled "masturbating." Odd that you'd be thinking about Obama doing so, but that's your problem I guess.

I don't troll at all, no. Nor am I Mycro.

Why raise the debt ceiling? To pay off the bills you've already accumulated, obviously. It isn't so you can buy MORE, but so you don't get sent to collections for the debts you HAVE. Do you really not KNOW that?

LOL (shaking head)

ps - as to 'delaying,' might wanna check out what your boy Johnny Boehner is proposing re: the fiscal cliff. It's in the news today, seriously...:)
responder

Columbus, OH

#260 Nov 9, 2012
CBOW wrote:
<quoted text>
Cuomo was crying last night about the power company's failure in restoring power but said NOTHING ABOUT THE UNIONIZED POWER WORKERS SENDING THE NON_UNION WORkERS FROM OTHER STATES AWAY OVER A WEEK AGO!
Got a believable link to that event, pookie?

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#261 Nov 9, 2012
responder wrote:
<quoted text>I'd like to apologize for misquoting you by ACCIDENT, but you're such an a--hole about it that I probably won't. Oddly for a wanker, you also misspelled "masturbating." Odd that you'd be thinking about Obama doing so, but that's your problem I guess.

I don't troll at all, no. Nor am I Mycro.

Why raise the debt ceiling? To pay off the bills you've already accumulated, obviously. It isn't so you can buy MORE, but so you don't get sent to collections for the debts you HAVE. Do you really not KNOW that?

LOL (shaking head)

ps - as to 'delaying,' might wanna check out what your boy Johnny Boehner is proposing re: the fiscal cliff. It's in the news today, seriously...:)
I love that you didn't get that the misspelling of masturbating was a play on words. But I'm not shocked that you would compare misspelling a word with changing what someone posted.

Raise the debt ceiling? Wait, didn't congress do that already? Did the overspending stop? Yeah, shake your head some more.

The best thing that could happen to this country is to go over the fiscal cliff.
Fox News Propaganda Liars

New York, NY

#262 Nov 9, 2012
France's 'Toughest' Budget: Super Tax on the Super Rich
New budget released Friday has 75% tax on millionaires, still commits to spending cuts / September 28, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/cn6abv8
France unveiled on Friday what it describes as its toughest budget ever, which includes a 75% tax on millionaires in an attempt to tackle its deficit.
"It's a combat budget to fight against a debt that only continues to increase and that rests on the shoulders of French taxpayers and generations to come," Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Friday morning
"We're asking the wealthiest taxpayers to make an effort," Ayrault added after a cabinet meeting. "As for companies, we're bringing back justice. CAC-40 firms pay less taxes than small companies…now we're asking them to contribute."
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/09/...

The Tea Party sold out to Wall Street
GOP freshmen, big-bucks donors hobnob at resort
March 16, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/85yw3o9
Sandy Adams (Fla.), Quico Canseco (Texas), Rick Crawford (Ark.), Bob Dold (Ill.), Sean Duffy (Wis.), Stephen Fincher (Tenn.), Mike Fitzpatrick (Penn.), Daniel Webster (Fla.), Mike Grimm (N.Y.), Nan Hayworth (N.Y.), Jim Renacci (Ohio) and Cory Gardner (Col).
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505267_162-573986...

TAX HAVENS CAUSE POVERTY
"Taxes are what we pay for civilized society"
http://tinyurl.com/9jlsk
Tax havens are a major cause of inequality and poverty. They function as a result of collusion between banks and other financial intermediaries and the governments of states and micro-states which host their activities. The major culprits include the United States, Britain, Switzerland and other European countries which promote tax havens and prevent efforts to clamp down on their activities.
http://www.taxjustice.net/cms/front_content.p...

Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich- and Cheat Everyone Else / April 18, 2004
One of the country's top investigative reporters reveals how the richest people within the top 1 percent of the country has rigged the tax code and other laws in its favor.
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston has been breaking pieces of this story on the front page of The New York Times for nine years, work for which one business school professor calls him ìthe de facto chief tax enforcement officer of the United Statesî. With Perfectly Legal, he puts the whole shocking narrative together in a way that will stir up media attention and make readers angry about the state of our country. And he has sound advice on what to do.
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/181339-1

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#264 Nov 9, 2012
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, it's not my side. I'm not a Republican.
Great news for the Republicans!

Now maybe the tea baggers can screw up their own campaigns?
Cranford

Lenoir, NC

#265 Nov 10, 2012
Obammy does not know how to fix the economy or anything else. He just keeps running up the debt and riding around in that damn jet.Typical negro "shootin hoops" as they call it. What a disgrace!!!!!
Patriot

Broomfield, CO

#266 Nov 10, 2012
It is clear, the insane are in charge:

Bloomberg bans food donations to homeless shelters…

NOVEMBER 9, 2012

Following the destruction left by Hurricane Sandy, millions of New Yorkers have been left without a roof over their head and food in their stomach. Despite the efforts by many to donate food and water, their donations aren’t all being accepted.

New York City was one of the hardest hit areas during Hurricane Sandy, and the effort to get the city back on track has been nonstop. Despite his full attention being put on the clean up effort, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is continuing his previous ban on all food donations to homeless shelters for victims of the hurricane. According to MSM Now, Bloomberg is banning the food “because the city can’t properly assess salt, fat and fiber in donated food and thereby ensure starving people are getting the optimal levels of nutrition.”

http://revolutionradio.org/...

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#267 Nov 10, 2012
Patriot wrote:
It is clear, the insane are in charge:

Bloomberg bans food donations to homeless shelters…

NOVEMBER 9, 2012

Following the destruction left by Hurricane Sandy, millions of New Yorkers have been left without a roof over their head and food in their stomach. Despite the efforts by many to donate food and water, their donations aren’t all being accepted.

New York City was one of the hardest hit areas during Hurricane Sandy, and the effort to get the city back on track has been nonstop. Despite his full attention being put on the clean up effort, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is continuing his previous ban on all food donations to homeless shelters for victims of the hurricane. According to MSM Now, Bloomberg is banning the food “because the city can’t properly assess salt, fat and fiber in donated food and thereby ensure starving people are getting the optimal levels of nutrition.”

http://revolutionradio.org/...
The non-union power restorers were turned away as well.
To hell with working together to speed up the recovery for these people, we want union workers only.
You are right. The insane are in charge.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#268 Nov 10, 2012
Cranford wrote:
Obammy does not know how to fix the economy or anything else.
Maybe we should have an election and put someone you think can fix the economy and then we all vote on it... and majority rules?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#269 Nov 10, 2012
Patriot wrote:
It is clear, the insane are in charge:
Bloomberg bans food donations to homeless shelters…
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
The ban was put in place in March...
Chicopee

United States

#270 Nov 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
The ban was put in place in March...
So it's better that people go hungry than possibly get a little too much sodium?
You're as insane as Bloomburg, the FoodNazi dictator.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#271 Nov 11, 2012
Chicopee wrote:
<quoted text>
So it's better that people go hungry than possibly get a little too much sodium?
You don't know a thing about the ban except from what you picked up in the last day.
Chicopee

United States

#272 Nov 11, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't know a thing about the ban except from what you picked up in the last day.
Most of my extended family is in the Bronx and Queens, and we had to do a bomber run to get two of my younger cousins out of Manhattan last week...it was a friggin' nightmare. And my husband had a 20oz Big Gulp in the cup holder the whole time...we were wondering if the FoodNazi's were going to ticket us.
As usual, you know so much that simply isn't so.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#273 Nov 11, 2012
Chicopee wrote:
<quoted text>
Most of my extended family is in the Bronx and Queens, and we had to do a bomber run to get two of my younger cousins out of Manhattan last week.
Most of my family live in New Jersey and Delaware within eyesight of the water. Lost power and flooded.

Yes?

So what?
Chicopee

United States

#274 Nov 11, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Most of my family live in New Jersey and Delaware within eyesight of the water. Lost power and flooded.
Yes?
So what?
You're a master at dodging, spinning and obfuscating. You should run for political office and put all the time you spend on Topix to better use.
John

Elk Grove Village, IL

#275 Nov 11, 2012
Just checking back on Obama and Christie and their noreaster liberal love fest.
How is the weather in New England lately?
Cold last night. Hey you noreaster libs without power. How is Obama doing for you? You elected him and he cares for yall. He said so. I notice on TV how angry you all seem. Your president is busy with a pickup bball game. Bush handled Katrina faster than Obama is helping you. Getting cold out there? Well your prezideezie has your back. It'll warm by April. Maybe the power will be back then.'Forward'

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Hurricane Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News TRACKING: Flash flood warning issued for Meckle... Sep 27 true 1
News Protests over Charlotte police shooting move to... Sep 21 Baby Faced Nelson 2
News Sanctuary Cove desert retreat a still place in ... Sep 10 Cartter 1
News Female WWII pilot will finally be laid to rest ... Sep 7 thats life 1
News Arab Social Media Users On Hurricane Hermine: -... Sep 5 ImFree2Choose 11
News America and Israel Share a Weird Political Path... Sep 5 Cath League of Du... 54
News Summary for Tropical Storm NEWTON Sep 5 Labour Day weekend 1
More from around the web