Obama: Wea re recovering from Hurricane Sandy

Oct 29, 2013 Full story: USA Today 23

A year ago Tuesday, the presidential election was interrupted by a noisy visitor to the East Coast: Hurricane Sandy.

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Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Oct 29, 2013
Bush caused hurricane sandy, like he caused Katrina...
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#3 Oct 29, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
Bush caused hurricane sandy, like he caused Katrina...
I believe Bush-baby has apologized for his bad handling of Katrina - we can only hope that he learned some lessons and would have been smarter if he had been president for Hurricane Sandy.

Doubt it and thankfully Bush-baby is not our president.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Oct 29, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe Bush-baby has apologized for his bad handling of Katrina - we can only hope that he learned some lessons and would have been smarter if he had been president for Hurricane Sandy.
Doubt it and thankfully Bush-baby is not our president.
so what do you think of the story in todays news that michelle O is connected to the company that foiled up the obamacare website?
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#6 Oct 29, 2013
But while New Jersey waited for federal approval for its plan, New York City responded to the storm's damage by tapping into city coffers to immediately get neighborhoods up and running again under its Rapid Recovery system, in which they restored utility services to get residents back in their homes quickly. The city is seeking to be reimbursed by the federal government now.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#7 Oct 29, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
Bush caused hurricane sandy, like he caused Katrina...
Oh, c'mon, Bush didn't cause Katrina.
He just didn't want to pay any attention to it.

That's why even after being told that Katrina was
going to be a huge storm, he flew out to Arizona
to help McCain celebrate his birthday.

2000 dead? Hey, them's the breaks.

"Yer doin' a heckuva job, Brownie!"
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#8 Oct 29, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>A year after Sandy, Obama's red tape is what is holding up claims and money to repair homes and business. That's the facts. Obama: I AM HERE TODAY TO TELL YOU THERE WILL BE NO RED TAPE. I WILL SEE TO IT.
Does that sound a little like the middle class will not be taxed more, not one dime.
About half of the Republican in Congress were against
any FEMA money to help New Jersey.
The Republican governor was very thankful for what
Obama and the federal government did.

It's time for you to get just one of your a$$-backwards
stories straight, Jumbo.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#11 Oct 29, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, c'mon, Bush didn't cause Katrina.
He just didn't want to pay any attention to it.
That's why even after being told that Katrina was
going to be a huge storm, he flew out to Arizona
to help McCain celebrate his birthday.
2000 dead? Hey, them's the breaks.
"Yer doin' a heckuva job, Brownie!"
yeah, those were the good old days....the biggest mistake he made was not imploding the dome when it was full of leeches.
see the light

El Paso, TX

#13 Oct 29, 2013
Hey obama and fellow idiots, Sandy was a tropical STORM.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#14 Oct 29, 2013
Interesting read:

When the Senate passed the long-delayed $50.5 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package Monday, 36 Republicans voted against the bill. But of the 32 no-votes from Senators who are not brand-new members, at least 31 came from Republicans who had previously supported emergency aid efforts following disasters in their own states.

1. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH): Requested disaster aid after Hurricane Sandy.
2. John Barrasso (R-WY), Republican Policy Committee Chair: Requested disaster aid after flooding.
3. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Republican Conference Vice Chair: Demanded the Senate be called back from recess to pass disaster aid during a drought and boasts:“When a disaster surpasses the ability of states and communities to rebuild, Senator Blunt believes the federal government should prioritize spending to help the people whose lives and livelihoods are impacted. During his time in the Senate, he has fought tirelessly to ensure that Missouri gets its fair share of those federal resources specifically dedicated to disaster recovery.”
4. John Boozman (R-AR): Requested disaster aid after snow storms in January 2013.
5. Richard Burr (R-NC): Requested disaster aid after severe storms.
6. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA): Requested disaster aid after flooding.
7. Dan Coats (R-IN): Requested disaster aid after tornadoes.
8. Tom Coburn (R-OK): Requested disaster aid after winter storms and for extreme drought.
9. Bob Corker (R-TN): Requested disaster aid after flooding and asked for supplemental emergency flood relief.
10. John Cornyn (R-TX), Republican Minority Whip: Demanded drought relief aid and requested disaster aid for wildfires.
11. Mike Crapo (R-ID): Boasted of obtaining a FEMA fire safety grant and pushed for a bill providing emergency drought relief.
12. Mike Enzi (R-WY): Requested disaster relief after flooding.
13. Lindsey Graham (R-SC): Requested disaster relief after freezing and boasted of obtaining emergency drought relief.
14. Chuck Grassley (R-IA): Requested disaster relief after severe hail storms.
15. Orrin Hatch (R-UT): Requested disaster relief after flooding.
16. James Inhofe (R-OK): Boasted of obtaining disaster relief after severe storms and drought.
17. Johnny Isakson (R-GA): Requested disaster aid after flooding.
18. Mike Johanns (R-NE): Requested disaster relief after flooding and blasted Democrats for “inaction on disaster relief” for drought and wildfires.
19. Ron Johnson (R-WI): Requested disaster relief after a blizzard.
20. Mark Kirk (R-IL): Appealed after FEMA denied assistance following severe storms and tornadoes.
21. Mike Lee (R-UT): After calling federal disaster relief unconstitutional, endorsed relief aid after flooding in Utah.
22. John McCain (R-AZ): Endorsed disaster relief after flooding.
23. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Republican Minority Leader: Requested disaster relief during a drought and after tornadoes.
24. Jerry Moran (R-KS): Requested disaster relief after tornadoes.
25. Rand Paul (R-KY): Requested disaster relief during a drought and after tornadoes.
26. Rob Portman (R-OH): Endorsed disaster relief during a drought and after storms.
27. Pat Roberts (R-KS): Boasted of obtaining disaster relief after drought and wildfires and criticized the Bush administration for inadequate emergency relief after a blizzard.
28. Marco Rubio (R-FL): Requested disaster relief after severe freezing.
29. Jeff Sessions (R-AL): Requested disaster relief after tornadoes and during a drought.
30. John Thune (R-SD), Republican Conference Chair: Requested disaster relief after flooding and snow storms.
31. Pat Toomey (R-PA): Requested disaster relief for Hurricane Sandy before it even hit landfall.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/01/29/1...
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#15 Oct 29, 2013
Anyone know how much of the monies fundraised for the victims of Sandy have been donated to the victims?

You know .... those simple regular run of the mill folks who donated to the disaster?

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#16 Oct 29, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, c'mon, Bush didn't cause Katrina.
He just didn't want to pay any attention to it.
That's why even after being told that Katrina was
going to be a huge storm, he flew out to Arizona
to help McCain celebrate his birthday.
2000 dead? Hey, them's the breaks.
"Yer doin' a heckuva job, Brownie!"
During the same time the democrat governor wrung her hands and didn't know what to do while the democrat mayor stole everything he could get his hands on. Which is why he's now in prison. Bush hammered Blanco several times for authorization of federal troops...she dropped the ball and then kept her mouth shut while morons like you blamed Bush. Heckuva a job in Benghazi, hillary.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#17 Oct 29, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, c'mon, Bush didn't cause Katrina.
He just didn't want to pay any attention to it.
That's why even after being told that Katrina was
going to be a huge storm, he flew out to Arizona
to help McCain celebrate his birthday.
2000 dead? Hey, them's the breaks.
"Yer doin' a heckuva job, Brownie!"
You can't send federal troops to a state without approval of the states governor. Blanco never gave it, ask Oprah, you moron.

Bush did have extra coast guard units from other states, extra Air Force Rescue so he did respond faster than oblumber responded to Sandy. the Big O had to go roll some dice in Vegas first.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#18 Oct 29, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
Interesting read:
When the Senate passed the long-delayed $50.5 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package Monday, 36 Republicans voted against the bill. But of the 32 no-votes from Senators who are not brand-new members, at least 31 came from Republicans who had previously supported emergency aid efforts following disasters in their own states.
1. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH): Requested disaster aid after Hurricane Sandy.
2. John Barrasso (R-WY), Republican Policy Committee Chair: Requested disaster aid after flooding.
3. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Republican Conference Vice Chair: Demanded the Senate be called back from recess to pass disaster aid during a drought and boasts:“When a disaster surpasses the ability of states and communities to rebuild, Senator Blunt believes the federal government should prioritize spending to help the people whose lives and livelihoods are impacted. During his time in the Senate, he has fought tirelessly to ensure that Missouri gets its fair share of those federal resources specifically dedicated to disaster recovery.”
4. John Boozman (R-AR): Requested disaster aid after snow storms in January 2013.
5. Richard Burr (R-NC): Requested disaster aid after severe storms.
6. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA): Requested disaster aid after flooding.
7. Dan Coats (R-IN): Requested disaster aid after tornadoes.
8. Tom Coburn (R-OK): Requested disaster aid after winter storms and for extreme drought.
9. Bob Corker (R-TN): Requested disaster aid after flooding and asked for supplemental emergency flood relief.
10. John Cornyn (R-TX), Republican Minority Whip: Demanded drought relief aid and requested disaster aid for wildfires.
11. Mike Crapo (R-ID): Boasted of obtaining a FEMA fire safety grant and pushed for a bill providing emergency drought relief.
12. Mike Enzi (R-WY): Requested disaster relief after flooding.
13. Lindsey Graham (R-SC): Requested disaster relief after freezing and boasted of obtaining emergency drought relief.
14. Chuck Grassley (R-IA): Requested disaster relief after severe hail storms.
15. Orrin Hatch (R-UT): Requested disaster relief after flooding.
16. James Inhofe (R-OK): Boasted of obtaining disaster relief after severe storms and drought.
17. Johnny Isakson (R-GA): Requested disaster aid after flooding.
18. Mike Johanns (R-NE): Requested disaster relief after flooding and blasted Democrats for “inaction on disaster relief” for drought and wildfires.
19. Ron Johnson (R-WI): Requested disaster relief after a blizzard.
20. Mark Kirk (R-IL): Appealed after FEMA denied assistance following severe storms and tornadoes.
21. Mike Lee (R-UT): After calling federal disaster relief unconstitutional, endorsed relief aid after flooding in Utah.
22. John McCain (R-AZ): Endorsed disaster relief after flooding.
23. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Republican Minority Leader: Requested disaster relief during a drought and after tornadoes.
24. Jerry Moran (R-KS): Requested disaster relief after tornadoes.
25. Rand Paul (R-KY): Requested disaster relief during a drought and after tornadoes.
26. Rob Portman (R-OH): Endorsed disaster relief during a drought and after storms.
27. Pat Roberts (R-KS): Boasted of obtaining disaster relief after drought and wildfires and criticized the Bush administration for inadequate emergency relief after a blizzard.
28. Marco Rubio (R-FL): Requested disaster relief after severe freezing.
29. Jeff Sessions (R-AL): Requested disaster relief after tornadoes and during a drought.
30. John Thune (R-SD), Republican Conference Chair: Requested disaster relief after flooding and snow storms.
31. Pat Toomey (R-PA): Requested disaster relief for Hurricane Sandy before it even hit landfall.
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/01/29/1...
Nothing new. Just another page out of the teabag Repub manual on hypocrisy.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#19 Oct 29, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Nothing new. Just another page out of the teabag Repub manual on hypocrisy.
Their state populations pay taxes to the federal government and have as much right to request aid as those blue states crumbling under the weight of soical programs, brainiac.
Jim Shortz

Philadelphia, PA

#21 Oct 30, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, c'mon, Bush didn't cause Katrina.
He just didn't want to pay any attention to it.
That's why even after being told that Katrina was
going to be a huge storm, he flew out to Arizona
to help McCain celebrate his birthday.
2000 dead? Hey, them's the breaks.
"Yer doin' a heckuva job, Brownie!"
oh cmon gayr, on your belly

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#22 Oct 30, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>I believe Bush-baby has apologized for his bad handling of Katrina - we can only hope that he learned some lessons and would have been smarter if he had been president for Hurricane Sandy.

Doubt it and thankfully Bush-baby is not our president.
Deflecting the lies of Obama.

Since: Sep 08

Viva Madeira

#23 Oct 30, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Since you idiot liberals were give three days to get out of the wards below sea level, and didn't......it's easy to see the blame. Idiot citizens and idiot Mayor (no in jail) and an idiot governor that could have had the national guard but refused for three days to let them enter the state.
Some of the residents of New Orleans didn’t leave because like many of us, we think we can ride out a storm. There are those who have a certain mindset, a certain amount of denial, fear that they will lose everything they own, who will ignore evacuation orders.

But the main reason why so many stayed behind was because many residents said they had no means to leave. Poverty limited transportation options, keeping in the storm's path some who might have gotten out.

Most of those reported killed by Katrina were the poor, the sick and the elderly.

If you had the resources, a car, money and a place to go, you left. Over one million people evacuated - 80 to 90% of the population. No provisions were made for those who could not evacuate themselves.

Being an "idiot" was not a factor.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#25 Oct 31, 2013
Marichu wrote:
<quoted text>Some of the residents of New Orleans didnÂ’t leave because like many of us, we think we can ride out a storm. There are those who have a certain mindset, a certain amount of denial, fear that they will lose everything they own, who will ignore evacuation orders.

But the main reason why so many stayed behind was because many residents said they had no means to leave. Poverty limited transportation options, keeping in the storm's path some who might have gotten out.

Most of those reported killed by Katrina were the poor, the sick and the elderly.

If you had the resources, a car, money and a place to go, you left. Over one million people evacuated - 80 to 90% of the population. No provisions were made for those who could not evacuate themselves.

Being an "idiot" was not a factor.
Yes, if Nagint would have sent the buses instead of letting them get flooded before he ran off to Houston and his luxury hotel would have helped a lot.

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#26 Oct 31, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, if Nagint would have sent the buses instead of letting them get flooded before he ran off to Houston and his luxury hotel would have helped a lot.
teahadist twist: tom cobum, who voted against Sandy aid, was in joisey raising money on the anniversary of Sandy. His buttbuddy mooch mcconnell tagged along for the mm two-some.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#28 Nov 1, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>teahadist twist: tom cobum, who voted against Sandy aid, was in joisey raising money on the anniversary of Sandy. His buttbuddy mooch mcconnell tagged along for the mm two-some.
Yawn, many voted against the liberal pork bill.

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