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It’s interesting that 68 percent of Americans approved of President Obama’s handling of the Hurricane Sandy aftermath. Based on what? A photo-op with the Republican governor of New Jersey?

The truth is, the government’s response has been wholly underwhelming, akin to a cold-weather Katrina. Sometimes angry, sometimes tearful pleas have been seen from residents suffering for more than a week from cold, lack of fuel, water and food shortages, housing and transportation dilemmas and otherwise chaotic conditions.

By saying all the right things and being seen spending a few hours at the scene – before jetting off to campaign – Obama got a bounce in the polls in the days leading up to the election. Only history will tell whether all the love was warranted.

We just don’t see the evidence that it is.

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faithson
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faithson 11/07/12 - 01:24 am
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sorry cynicism...

nice sentiment. no wonder the AMERICAN people see a better world.

TParty
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TParty 11/07/12 - 01:59 am
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"Based on what? A photo-op

"Based on what? A photo-op with the Republican governor of New Jersey?"

Might be from the tremendous shout-outs from that Republican Governor of New Jersey, praising Obama for his dedication, action and leadership.

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Chris 232 11/07/12 - 03:14 am
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Yawn
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Give it a break, already, ACES. Please tell us that you are not going to continue these petty whines for the next four years. Faux News is bad enough.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/07/12 - 08:44 am
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What did Obama do to help
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What did Obama do to help Sandy's victims that Bush didn't do? Isn't it interesting that Obama gets praise for delivering the same lackluster performance that Bush was demonized for?

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 11/07/12 - 08:54 am
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its all in the media...the

its all in the media...the average american is duped by a wlling media that slombers all over a bloated inefficient govt..

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 11/07/12 - 09:04 am
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"We just don't see it..."

Turns out there was a lot that MR and ACES "don't see." They didn't see that their candidate Mitt Romney would get trounced. They didn't see that the selection of Paul Ryan as running mate was a disaster (Neither Romney nor Ryan won his home state!). They didn't see that Lee Anderson was a pathetically inadequate candidate who now claims voters want to see (and hear!) the candidates in person, not just on tv. ACES backed losers almost entirely. They just don't see that the Republican party is an anachronism and that old white men don't run things anymore.

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 11/07/12 - 09:14 am
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The OTHER Hurricane

332-203! Or maybe it was a tsunami. Here's a post-hurricane thought to ponder: "At the outset of summer, GQ’s Reid Cherlin spoke with Mitt Romney’s high command, which was overflowing with glee at its coming triumph — “not merely a 51–49 win but a run-the-table walloping that will send Obama into the history books as an undisputed calamity for America.”

REALLY????

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allhans 11/07/12 - 10:03 am
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eel..Not quite yet. First,

eel..Not quite yet. First, the Obama supporters will have the opportunity of seeing the outcome of their misguided actions.

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InChristLove 11/07/12 - 10:41 am
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EEL, "They didn't see that

EEL, "They didn't see that their candidate Mitt Romney would get trounced." Seriously?

Although the President received a majority of the electorial vote, I seriously think that 57.7 million votes for Obama and 55.8 million votes for Romney can be considered "trounced".

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soapy_725 11/07/12 - 10:42 am
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You may as well watched Wag the Dog
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More truth than fiction. Much less need for high blood pressure meds. It is all about the show. It is all about manipulating the people. Politics for poitics sake. Jomeland Security, FEMA, EMS's, all with their 3 inch 3 ring binder "disaster plan books". A waste of paper. A con on the American public. The fedral government does not fear a natural disaster. They are safe. The federal government fears public PANIC. PANIC they cannot control. 309 million people (minus government employees, say 209 million) who suddenly realize the government can not defend or provide water, bread, cell phone service or a toilet.

Heroes emerge like the guy who works on a beer canning line in GA. He unilaterally made the decision, converted the beer can operation to canned water operation and saved the entire N.E. At the risk of his own life and with overtime pay.

Can't wait to see the other emerging "heroes". Real or created. I want to see the one who put her finger in boardwalk and held back the 30 ft. wall of water. The man who climbed the cell phone tower and bridged the electrical short with his own body to restore power.

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soapy_725 11/07/12 - 10:43 am
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Where was the TIDE laundry truck?
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Maybe it is on the way? Super idea. And it did not take days to get your clothes back. Maybe it did not get clearance from Homeland Security like some of the Red Cross efforts.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/07/12 - 10:52 am
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Did God infact influence this election?
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Was this storm and its disruption mean that God has power over who is king? Was Obama given an opportunity to show his power to bring order from chaos ( look Presidential) If so, Obama completion of the years of tribulation are at hand. And if God, which God? Jehovah? Allah? I Am That I Am? Buddha? Reverend Moon? Human Imitative?

"Thy (Lord of Heaven) will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.

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KSL 11/07/12 - 11:09 am
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I predict the Obama

I predict the Obama supporters, not the big money ones, but many of the posters here will be the first ones to suffer greatly as a result of his policies, especially healthcare.

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nofanofobama 11/07/12 - 11:18 am
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why are the obumlers

why are the obumlers supporters and takers SO joyful over the demise of our once great country..because the first to get hurt when we become the next greece will be the takers of obama monet etc..its sad they dont even now its coming..they are so blinded by greed that cant see..so go ahead and cheer the greatest counrty ever that is NO MORE...we have reached the 50 percent plus one

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nofanofobama 11/07/12 - 11:21 am
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who will obumler blame now???

who will obumler blame now???

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/07/12 - 11:31 am
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nofan.....Just look at the
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nofan.....Just look at the mess Obama inherited THIS time.

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justthefacts 11/07/12 - 11:44 am
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"that old white men don't run things anymore"

EEL, I am surprised at your naivete or maybe wishful thinking. White men in board rooms and clubhouses across the country would surely get a chuckle out of that statement. If you don't think somewhere, someplace white men are not pulling Obama's ropes, then you are delusional. Perhaps someday....but not in our lifetime.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/07/12 - 11:50 am
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Still waiting for an answer
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Still waiting for an answer to my 7:44 question. No takers?

InChristLove
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InChristLove 11/07/12 - 11:58 am
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"Sandy's Aftermath" President

"Sandy's Aftermath"

President Obama, sure made a good show of it with Gov. Christie for his photo op but I've read several articles where "the relief effort" isn't really a relief. Read just one of the stories. My heart goes out to these people who are not being heard or helped.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/04/no-relief-in-sight-for-hurricane-sandy...

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longleafpine 11/07/12 - 01:48 pm
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Angela

You're right. Bush was all but crucified over Katrina. Obama is praised for a less than stellar performance. Now those same people are about to be hit with more and they still have no power, water or much food. Go liberals. He came, he saw, he left and did not push FEMA to provide the assistance they need.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/07/12 - 04:49 pm
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Still no takers?
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Still no takers? Funny....no one cares to try to defend the indefensible.

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TParty 11/07/12 - 04:53 pm
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"What did Obama do to help

"What did Obama do to help Sandy's victims that Bush didn't do?"

Well, I don't think Bush did anything to help Sandy's victims. He was in the Caymen islands giving a speech or something. And if you want to know what Obama did- go ask the Governor of the state of NJ why he was giving Obama such high praise. Or watch some interviews where he gives his answers.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 11/07/12 - 05:10 pm
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TParty, no need to ask Gov.

TParty, no need to ask Gov. Christie what Obama has or should I say hasn't done. Just ask the people who are the victims, the ones still out on the street, without power and food. This president didn't do squat except a glorified photo shoot op to boost his election appeal and people around the world fell for it.

"Yes, we were warned and prepared, but it did not stop the destruction. President Obama contacted FEMA immediately. Big deal. Has the Federal Emergency Management Agency given money out to help those who lost everything? Even the Red Cross is begging for funds to help our citizens.

Mr. Obama tried to capitalize on this during election time. Our hearts go out to these people, and we can't do anything other than give to the Red Cross. Entire families have lost everything, and President Obama has done zero."

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/bs-ed-obama-sandy-letter-201211...

"Residents in towns across Staten Island -- called “the forgotten borough" by many after suffering major destruction and nearly half of all New York’s hurricane-related casualties -- are taking relief efforts into their own hands.

Locals in Tottenville, Staten Island's southernmost neighborhood of about 12,000 residents, told The Huffington Post they're done hoping for a savior from the outside to swoop in and bring relief."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/05/staten-island-sandy-victims-hea...

InChristLove
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InChristLove 11/07/12 - 05:19 pm
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Here's another article

Here's another article TParty

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/bill-kellys-truth-sq...

Please tell us all just how great Obama was and what exactly has he done for the hurricane victims?

TParty
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TParty 11/07/12 - 05:36 pm
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So is Gov Christie a liar?

So is Gov Christie a liar? What does he get out of saying the President is doing a wonderful job, and they are getting everything they need?

InChristLove
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InChristLove 11/07/12 - 07:12 pm
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Well TParty, my momma taught

Well TParty, my momma taught me to never call someone a liar but maybe Gov. Christie just isn't as informed as he should be. Could be some of the NJ area got what they needed but since Tottenville is on Staten Island which is in NY....evidently he only took a quick photo op with a governor who was chummy with his opponent....could it be a well a played strategy? Hmmmm

NJ wasn't the only place that was hit by Hurricane Sandy and there are still many out there that didn't warrant the presidents time I guess.

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fedex227 11/07/12 - 09:53 pm
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Earth to ACES ...

The election is over. You can't unelect him - no matter how hard you try. Just ask Karl Rove.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 11/07/12 - 10:51 pm
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Not partisan at all OJP and

Not partisan at all OJP and I'm proud that I am in Christ Love every day.

1 Peter 5:8 says "Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. "

Sometimes the truth hurts but it is unwise to be decieved. I've ever watchful of people who profess one thing but by their actions do another. If the President had been sincere he would not have contained his concern to one small group of victims. It was nothing but politics which is even worse.

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