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Sandy helps change minds
about FEMA

Telegram.com [Worcester, MA], by Clive McFarlane

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Posted By:onashi, 11/2/2012 11:40:52 AM

The incredible destruction left behind by Hurricane Sandy provides a gut check to those who want to privatize most, if not all, federal services. Even Republican presidential candidate Mitt “the myth” Romney released a statement, which seems to support the robust presence the Federal Emergency Management Agency is taking in ongoing recovery efforts in the impacted cities and towns along the Eastern seaboard. “I believe that FEMA plays a key role in working with states and localities to prepare for and respond to natural disasters,” the statement read.

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Clueless Clive demonstrates how "progressives" use a natural disaster to demonize Republicans.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fhancock, 11/2/2012 11:51:48 AM     (No. 8982324)

Someone should ask the folks on Staten Island how FEMA is working out for them

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 11/2/2012 11:54:32 AM     (No. 8982339)

Gosh Clive, what do you think of Barack "the liar" Obama?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Reality, 11/2/2012 11:56:19 AM     (No. 8982348)

The most racist 0blamer supporter since Reverand Wright chips in with his ysual uninformed drivile

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Reply 4 - Posted by: happy conservative, 11/2/2012 12:07:38 PM     (No. 8982374)

Gee, Clive, are you talking about the broke FEMA? Hmmm...words are useless if you can't back them up.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mathman, 11/2/2012 12:43:35 PM     (No. 8982466)

It depends on whether you are Red state or Blue state.
Ask the folks in Texas about FEMA.
Ask the folks in Kentucky about FEMA.
Where Obama has votes to buy, FEMA comes in.
Where there is no advantage, forget it.

All is politics.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GOPJihad, 11/2/2012 12:46:05 PM     (No. 8982475)

The ground reality, and I can say this with confidence, is there isn't any "love" for FEMA, American Red Cross, Andrew Cuomo, Shelly Silver, et al, in Freeport, Long Beach, Point Lookout, the Rockaways, Staten Island, etc. In fact, seeing all these politicians on the air, or, in actuality hearing them on the transister radios, is only infuriating people in these areas more.

Clive should pay me a visit on Long Island, and I will give him a ride and ask him to stand on a soap box in the middle of Long Beach, Long Island to sing his praises for FEMA and the government. He will be lucky if he is pelted only with four-day rotten tomatoes by the time he's done.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/2/2012 12:46:20 PM     (No. 8982477)

I guess Clive is unaware of Staten Island as well. Or even lower Manhattan. FEMA ain't doing the trick and the mayor the NYC is sloughing off his responsibilities. He'll blame FEMA at some point, but right now he's not doing his job while depending on them.

They. Can't. Do. It. It's not that they set out to be horrible, it's that it's an impossible task for a federal agency. It needs to be state and local. I'm so sick of these stupid columns slobbering over an organization that has proven itself not up to the task again and again.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dittohead, 11/2/2012 12:51:09 PM     (No. 8982497)

Mitt "The Myth" Romney? Unreal!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/2/2012 12:55:30 PM     (No. 8982505)

Premise in article that most want to privatize most, if not all, federal services not substantiated. Article should be returned to author by editor for revision.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sherlock, 11/2/2012 12:58:59 PM     (No. 8982515)

I despise all these lefty lairs- all-of-them! the only "myth" is the one that surrounds their bast**d child Barry whats ever his name is.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 11/2/2012 1:08:39 PM     (No. 8982538)

Mitt the Myth? Your one-sided prejudice isnt showing, is it?

Did you forget Barry Soetoro, the Liar, the Marxist, the Con Man, the Phony, the Doper, the Drug Dealer, the Incompetent, the Mistake-prone idiot(My Muslim Faith, Navy Corpseman, 57 states, I'll balance the budget, I'll be transparent, and of course....Libya!).....did you forget all that? Or do you morons want our great nation to continue to suffer under this group of incompetent fools like Barack Hussein Obama, Mmm mmm mmm, and his pal Joe Bite Me and that Pig in a Pant Suit? HUH? Wake up!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/2/2012 1:22:49 PM     (No. 8982567)

It's amazing how the people of the uppa US are helpless and whining for everything from big brutha, and resorting to crime at every opportunity. Contrast this with the tsunami in Japan 2 years ago. This Sandy thing is nothing in comparison and NYC is already falling apart. So much for liberalism.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dvc, 11/2/2012 1:23:00 PM     (No. 8982569)

FEMA is the embodiment of incompetent, bloated, useless bureacratic disaster - without a hurricane.

Come on people - this was a Cat 1 storm and is only a problem because there was WAY too much construction directly on the coast in areas where it is very predictable that a storm will wipe out ANY structure every 20-50 years. This is like building on a railroad track and being shocked when the train comes. Just a scheduling issue, WHEN not IF.

The article is obviously biased baloney from an idiot.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 11/2/2012 1:42:28 PM     (No. 8982609)

I think that the storm has helped cement the sense of dependency in those areas most affected. Certainly states like NY, MD, and NJ now cling even more tightly to Big Government - confusing the federal government photo ops with the actual state and local emergency efforts. So those states are likely to go even more for Barry than before. So we can expect to see the national numbers swing more in Barry's favor but most of that would be padding the margin of victory in already very blue states.

However VA was only brushed and should stay in the Romney column. Romney should still carry all the southern swing states - VA, FL, and NC. However, the storm may cost him NH as it was only leaning in his favor. PA now looks out of play: The people in greater Phili have probably filled their collective diapers over the past several days. The Holy Priests of Climate Change have also added to the storm hysteria - and many now claim that the storm could have been avoided if we had only had more wind farms in place - and of course Barry is the wind-farm president.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: veritas, 11/2/2012 2:37:11 PM     (No. 8982763)

Uhhh, as Rush has been pointing out today, for all the Leftist heart-flutter over Big Government, what has been the one most-praised action Obama has taken? It's -- gasp! -- waiving the FEMA screening process. That is, the big, right step by gov't has been getting gov't out of the way!

#16: The storm, more so the storm response, may hurt Obama not help him. If people [especially highly-dependent types] find "gov't help" falling badly short of what's they need, it may push down already tepid interest in voting, even turn some voters to Romney.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 11/2/2012 3:09:58 PM     (No. 8982901)

I know it is possible but is it likely that Obama got Bloomberg's endorsement by threatening not to help New York City?

I heard on Rush today that Christie endorsed Obama. Did I hear that correctly? If so, was he threatened by Obama?

Will we ever know? Maybe, if Romney wins.

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