Here's what Yahoo News reports:
Unlike Katrina, the most devastating natural disaster to hit the US, and one where the people of New Orleans had ample time to make arrangements to move, this ice storm left little time for response for residents impacted.
So 42 people have died...so far. And 1.3M people are without power, yet again no outcry from the media. I guess because there aren't enough 'victims of choice', so the media has chosen to be relatively silent on coverage…oh, and on Obama's lack of adequate response?
FEMA deals with ice storms all the time, so one would think that the government is more than ready for such disasters. As bad as this storm is, it is not "the most devastating ice storm ever to hit the US". I would think there is a playbook available for Obama to read in order to help these people? Worst case he could google the info on how to respond, then IM or text somebody in the Fed, who could email somebody, who could eventually find a competent Conservative or two to go help these people?
But while people in the Midwest were freezing to death, Obama was at a political gathering at the Alfalfa Club, roasting Rahm Emanuel.
I can't say that this surprises me. Obama is not going to miss a photo op, or chance for a sound bite to mention "change" and "hope". Lucky for him the digital conversion hasn't occurred so he be assured that all of America heard the sound bites from the party. Perhaps the fact that Americans are freezing to death will eventually work its way up to his Blackberry screen soon.
Here's the wrap:
When the lights went out during Obama's multi-million dollars lobbyist funded vacation in Hawaii, they provided three backup generators for him within hours. FEMA can't seem to get generators to hospitals, nursing homes, and residents who are fighting for their lives, and they have had the better part of a week.
Meanwhile Obama is turning up the heat in the White House, warm and cozy around 76 degrees. I hear he likes it warm and toasty "up in there".
So like people said of Bush during Katrina, the worst natural disaster to hit the US in history...I'm sure Obama hates Rednecks.
That's my rant!
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