A New Jersey woman who became the face of post-Superstorm Sandy anguish when she appeared in a photo hugging President Obama among the ruins of her destroyed marina now says the President broke his promise to help her rebuild.Donna Vanzant, who hugged and chatted with the President when he visited her devastated North Point Marina in Brigantine on Oct. 31, told The Philly Post blog that she got the brush-off from Obama when she emailed him about relief efforts days after the photo op. "It was disturbing," she told the blog, which is edited by Philadelphia Magazine.
Elections over, lady. You were a tool. How many empty-headed rubes voted for Obama because they saw you hugging the guy? I feel bad for what happened to this lady, but she sounds like a pixie-dust believer. ´Oh, all the President has to do is say so, and it will happen..´ Wake up. Your bff doesn´t need you anymore, so you´re just another anonymous member of the proletariat.
The entire working population of this country has a need for Vaseline. Zippy treats all working people the same way. The difference between us and this lady?? We knew all along he was just talking out his butt.
Hey lady, join the club. She should contact the lady from the town hall in 2008 who was excited because Obama was going to get her a new house with a new kitchen, and the lady who thought she´d never have to buy gas or pay rent again after Obama was elected. Clueless morons. I bet she voted for Obama too.
She isn´t too bright, is she? First, she should have realized she was just being used for a photo op. Second, why would she think she should be ahead of everyone else who was damaged by the storm? This story, by the way, just reignites my anger at Christie.
Oh my - you didn´t know you were only an election PHOTO OP? 0bama will use anyone and any situation to further his agenda. Betcha you´d like to take your vote back now huh? Another kool-aid drinker who has finally come back to reality........
Those who are rushing to turn this into the fault of the insurance company know little, if anything , about flood insurance. The odds are great that she didn´t buy flood insurance and if by some miracle she had purchased it, she is still fighting the government since most of the funds are provided by Uncle Sugar. Insurance company involvement in the program consists , in large part, of payment for administration and underwriting.
1- Nobody buys flood insurance because it´s too expensive. 2. Flood insurance is too expensive because nobody buys it.
Bless her heart!…she really believed she was going to go to the head of the line because of her personal interaction with Zippy? At best, he didn´t have a clue of who she was..and no doubt never heard his own words spoken to her. It was all just blather. She´s the naive one for getting her hopes up. Shortcuts in the red tape only go to those of importance…certainly not to common, ordinary citizens.
So many posters blaming Ms. Vanzant instead of Obama! Leaving aside the appearance of gullibility, naivete, and an apparent lack of cynicism, the header encapsulates the main thrust of the story:
"Jersey Shore marina owner who appeared in iconic Superstorm Sandy picture with Obama says President broke his promise to help her rebuild"
#12, You wrote, "If you read the details of her complaints they really have nothing to do with O."
Here´s part of the very first sentence: [Ms. Vanzant] says the President broke his promise to help her rebuild. The article also contains a clear reference to Obama promising to get her back in business "immediately."
#17, #20, She DID carry insurance. #27, She DID have flood insurance. FTA: "I’m waiting on my flood policy to come through. . ."
The article is all about Obama breaking a promise made on nationwide television. There is no doubt that he DID break his promise, insurance or no insurance. I have no doubt the insurance information was emphasized in part because of the large number of people in New Orleans who were excoriated for not having any insurance, let alone flood insurance.
In my mind this story is just another report of Obama´s propensity for lying to people, and he doesn´t care if people know it. It´s another example of his scorn and disdain for all of us, whether we voted for him or not.
Ms. Vanzant: did you really think Obama was going to help you? You have served your purpose in life -- letting yourself be used for a photo op, perhaps encouraging many (including yourself) to decide to vote for Obama. You have no further use to the Good and the Great -- now be quiet and sit in your ruins like a good little girl.
I´m amazed that the NYDaily wrote a negative piece about The Won.
I´m happy for every MSM report that shows Obama for what he is. A Fraud. After having to hear "read my lips no new taxes" for decades after, I hope & pray there will be some hum-dingers from this POtuS.
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