Here we are, in the dead chill of one of the coldest and windiest winters in recent memory, more than three full months after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey and New York, and there are still people living in those states without power.
I learned of this from a report by New York’s local Fox News affiliate:
“For months Donna Graziano has been traveling from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, to Staten Island every day to provide a tent with heaters and food to folks in New Dorp Beach who are still struggling with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The food is donated from people who live and work in the area. Early Thursday, the fierce winds damaged the tent. Now she says there isn’t anywhere for people to go locally for food and warmth.”
Of course, that report is from Fox News, so the charitable woman and the tent of food seen in the video are just holograms projected by right-wing conspirators.
Now, I don’t want to play the If Bush Were President game, but if Bush were president, there would be in the news a daily tracking of how many days it has been that people have been living without electricity to keep their food cold and their homes warm. There would probably be thrown into the mix now and then a story to emphasize just how freezing it is out there, a story, say, about a family’s dog getting loose one night and their finding him dead the next day, frozen upright in mid-run. The camera would zoom in on the teary eyes of the little child the dog belonged to, frost forming from the tears on his cheeks.
Then the camera would turn back to the objective news reporter. “That’s how cold it is out here, and there are people still without heat in their homes. There’s only one man to blame for this: George W. Bush.”
And if liberals had any standards other than double ones, white liberals would be accusing Obama of not caring about white people.
Of course I don’t think Obama is to blame for this; I’m just pointing out the hypocrisy. This is a state matter, just as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was (or at least should have been) a state matter. The fault falls not on Obama, but on New York’s Democratic governor, Mario Cuomo, who, by the way, has seen a sudden 15-point drop in his approval rating since recently signing into law the strictest gun restrictions in American history.
Notice that the only help these Sandy victims are currently receiving are from the private sector, citizens donating their own time and money.
And Democrats kept saying how wonderful the response from FEMA was. What a joke. FEMA sucks.