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Jersey Shore marina owner who
appeared in iconic Superstorm Sandy
picture with Obama says President
broke his promise to help her rebuild

New York Daily News, by Philip Caulfield

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Posted By:Oblio, 1/5/2013 6:56:30 AM

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.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SourKraut, 1/5/2013 7:00:07 AM     (No. 9099678)

´disturbing´ ?

try ´typical´, lady

He came, he used you, he ditched you when you were no longer a photo-op prop.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/5/2013 7:00:26 AM     (No. 9099679)

Join the crowd.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/5/2013 7:00:56 AM     (No. 9099681)

Those who are just finding out how truthful obama is were not paying attention for the previous 4 years.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: scarface67, 1/5/2013 7:08:28 AM     (No. 9099687)


I have no sympathy for this woman, only pity for being so naive.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: frenesi1, 1/5/2013 7:14:43 AM     (No. 9099690)

No sympathy from me. Where the heck was she the last four years?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: locarno, 1/5/2013 7:15:13 AM     (No. 9099692)

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.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 1/5/2013 7:26:30 AM     (No. 9099705)

I agree with #5. She was one of those low information voters (LIV).

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BirdsNest, 1/5/2013 7:38:18 AM     (No. 9099719)

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.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: PChristopher, 1/5/2013 7:40:59 AM     (No. 9099724)

He needed the money for his vacation, sweety.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: uno, 1/5/2013 7:41:27 AM     (No. 9099725)

Cue up Gomer Pyle: Surprise, surprise, surprise!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/5/2013 7:51:34 AM     (No. 9099738)

Elections have consequences sweetie. Get over it. Obama doesn´t care about anyone but himself. And why aren´t you helping yourself?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JAN, 1/5/2013 7:54:39 AM     (No. 9099744)

If you read the details of her complaints they really have nothing to do with O.

She´s upset that insurance companies are totally the boats that used to be at her marina and now she has no customers.

Most of her whining was directed at the insurance companies.

O is a fraud, liar, evil man but this has very little to do with his promise to her.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 1/5/2013 7:59:46 AM     (No. 9099755)

She probably votes democrat anyway and always will. Low intelligence voters are habitual domestic enemies. No pity from me.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SpencersMom, 1/5/2013 8:00:08 AM     (No. 9099757)

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.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/5/2013 8:02:10 AM     (No. 9099760)

It is not the government´s responsibility.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/5/2013 8:18:14 AM     (No. 9099792)

Crowded under the bus there lady? The only thing this sorry excuse for DNA has done so far is to unseat the Bent One as the most self centered, narcissistic sociopath to occupy the White House.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: cartcart, 1/5/2013 8:20:21 AM     (No. 9099802)

She should have bought her own insurance. Uncle Sam is not an insurance company--or at least it should not be acting like one.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: realrep, 1/5/2013 8:43:36 AM     (No. 9099853)

How does it feel to be used, abused and refused? Perhaps your expectations from a hug with BHO were not the same as his. Anyway, BHO is busy now....enjoying the marinas in HI.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Father of Internet, 1/5/2013 8:46:59 AM     (No. 9099864)

She needs to call out her Governor for bringing Obama there for what essentially ended up being nothing but a photo-op and the key to re-election.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 1/5/2013 8:52:22 AM     (No. 9099874)

A responsible business owner would carry insurance.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/5/2013 8:53:40 AM     (No. 9099876)

Of course he did.

That´s what he does.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: msjena, 1/5/2013 9:10:28 AM     (No. 9099902)

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.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: right-turn, 1/5/2013 9:24:41 AM     (No. 9099932)

What? And give up his seven million dollar vacation. No way that would happen.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: skedaddle, 1/5/2013 9:28:02 AM     (No. 9099936)

I supposed when she was younger she was the type to believe a guy who whispered "I promise I´ll love you in the morning."

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Reply 25 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 1/5/2013 9:29:15 AM     (No. 9099938)

Hmmmm . . . and yet you voted for him, right, lady? Some kind of a tool, eh?


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Reply 26 - Posted by: ohyababy, 1/5/2013 9:52:58 AM     (No. 9099973)

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........

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/5/2013 9:53:19 AM     (No. 9099974)

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.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 1/5/2013 10:07:00 AM     (No. 9100010)

One of my mothers sayings was "its not what people say that counts it´s what they do that really counts" The president is full of"words" with little doing.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/5/2013 10:20:48 AM     (No. 9100045)

The cult of personality associated with this President is truly disturbing. Hey lady...he (doesn´t) feel your pain.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: southernboy, 1/5/2013 10:33:19 AM     (No. 9100074)

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.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: pickle1, 1/5/2013 10:42:20 AM     (No. 9100099)

When you vote for filth, you are going to going get filth.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 1/5/2013 10:47:02 AM     (No. 9100114)

Obama gave her a good rogering.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/5/2013 11:17:13 AM     (No. 9100164)

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.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/5/2013 11:35:00 AM     (No. 9100211)

Unfortunately, this lady refused to believe what many of us understand, Obama is a con-man.
and much worse. All my opinion.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/5/2013 11:39:24 AM     (No. 9100224)

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.



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Reply 36 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/5/2013 12:06:20 PM     (No. 9100269)

Anybody who relies on the promises of ANY politician is terminally stupid.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: cheeflo, 1/5/2013 12:09:03 PM     (No. 9100275)

Welcome to reality, Donna. Now do you get it?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: BreakRight, 1/5/2013 1:05:18 PM     (No. 9100391)

You got your hope, and now you´ve got your change.... what are you complaining about?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/5/2013 1:32:22 PM     (No. 9100433)

Now she knows how half the country has felt for the last four years.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 1/5/2013 1:48:48 PM     (No. 9100458)

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.

Wonder what Joe the Plumber is doing these days?

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Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/7/2014 2:32:09 PM     Post Reply
Call it the million-worker mystery. A large chunk of American adults are no longer in the labor force. That has left economists divided over how many of them are voluntarily not working-or even looking for work-because they wanted to retire, go to school or take care of family members, versus how many have been forced out because they couldn´t find a job. (snip) Shierholz estimates that there are currently more than 5 million missing workers who are not included in the unemployment rate because they are neither working nor looking for work, but who might be if the job market

Democrats slam ´offensive´
Pelosi image on Breitbart site

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USA Today, by Catalina Camia    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/7/2014 4:34:06 PM     Post Reply
The Democratic National Committee is furious by a conservative website’s ad campaign that depicts Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi clad in a bikini in a provocative pose with her tongue sticking out. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, called on Republicans to press Breitbart News to remove the artwork — one of several suggestive images on the website promoting the new California site. The image of Pelosi, beneath one of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s face photo-shopped onto a flexing body builder, includes the sub-head: “Because you can’t make this s— up.” “To say the least,

Bryan Cranston of ´Breaking Bad´:
Obamacare ´is fantastic´
despite ´growing pains´

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: AltaD- 4/7/2014 11:01:59 AM     Post Reply
Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV´s recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama´s legacy. “Now’s the time to stake a claim to leave your legacy,” he encouraged Obama. “I personally believe that his health care program is fantastic. Yes, there are problems. Anything worth while is going to go through a growing pains period. But this is his legacy and I think it’s a great one because I don’t


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