Obama Campaigns In Vegas While Storm Victims Defecate In The Hallways And Rummage Through Garbage Dumpsters For Food
November 2nd, 2012
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 percent of 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?