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Will Obama gain political ground from Sandy?
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Posted on 10/29/2012 8:49:20 PM PDT by tsowellfan

As the president ended his briefing on Hurricane Sandy in the White House Situation Room and delivered a statement to reporters in the James Brady Briefing Room, the obvious question among press and pundits was, will his management of the disaster now wracking the northeast pay political dividends?

“I am not worried at this point about the impact on the election,” said Obama in his reply to the one question he took in the Briefing Room from CBS News’ Bill Plante, “ I’m worried about the impact on families, and I’m worried about the impact on our first responders. I’m worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; hurricane; hurricanesandy; sandy
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1 posted on 10/29/2012 8:49:25 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Dude seems to worry alot about....the folks.


2 posted on 10/29/2012 8:51:17 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma; tsowellfan

Obama Email During Hurricane: ‘Got a Phone? Get His Back’
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/29/Obama-email-campaign-phone


3 posted on 10/29/2012 8:52:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: tsowellfan

Oh, hurricanes are sooo politically risky. /sarcasm

Sign some papers. Do some flyovers (we all know he loves the executive flight perks). Photo ops. Internal decisions. No world leaders involved. No major international decisions.

What a poser. Preening arrogant bumbling adoration whore.


4 posted on 10/29/2012 8:54:13 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: tsowellfan

No, it’s too late in the game.


5 posted on 10/29/2012 8:54:13 PM PDT by MeanGreen2008
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To: Brad's Gramma

I don’t know who is more shameless, Obama or his media benefactors and enablers.


6 posted on 10/29/2012 8:54:41 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Brad's Gramma

It all comes down to the power in Philadelphia. If the city is mostly up and running by Wednesday, Obama gets the credit and enough votes to carry the state of Pennsylvania. If Friday comes and the city is still mostly shut down and people don’t have power, Obama gets blamed and won’t get enough of a margin in Philly to win the state.


7 posted on 10/29/2012 8:58:49 PM PDT by Qout
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To: tsowellfan

For Obama to look like a hero, the governors in the affected states have to be completely incompetent.

Since NJ is one of the hardest hit states and Christie is all over this thing in his characteristically blunt and forceful way... and Cuomo in NY has been out in front... no.

What could Obama do that’s going to swing anything from the prior trajectories? We knew and expected NY/NJ were going to tip Democratic. They will after this is over, too.


8 posted on 10/29/2012 8:59:29 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: tsowellfan
the obvious question among press and pundits was, will his management of the disaster now wracking the northeast pay political dividends?

Doubtful. If he responds quickly, people will rightly ask why the Executive Branch couldn't be bothered to respond as quickly to the Benghazi attack. If he responds slowly, people will rightly remind him of his criticisms of Bush handling Hurricane Katrina.

9 posted on 10/29/2012 8:59:47 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: tsowellfan
I heard this evening the NY sub ways are flooded and it could take 4 days to get them back up and running. This along with the millions in damages throughout
The east coast will not help the Rats GOTV efforts. Obama will need more than a TelePrompTer to look good in a few days.
10 posted on 10/29/2012 8:59:52 PM PDT by JIM O
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To: MeanGreen2008

I hope it’s too late and that the Romney landslide continues to build uninterrupted.

I’m not so sure though. The idiot voters out there will no doubt be impressed with his “leadership” during the crisis. I just hope there aren’t enough of them left to make a difference.

I won’t rest easy from now until election day, that’s for sure.


11 posted on 10/29/2012 9:00:28 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: MeanGreen2008

“No, it’s too late in the game.”

The storm is the ominous specter in the background of his political demise and his name will be mud forevermore.

This storm is the perfect metaphoric backdrop for what his administration has been to the nation the past 4 years.

Good riddance to both!


12 posted on 10/29/2012 9:01:47 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: tsowellfan

No. “Get the hell off the beach!”


13 posted on 10/29/2012 9:02:10 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: tsowellfan

It’s all Bush’s fault.


14 posted on 10/29/2012 9:02:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: tsowellfan

It’s helping him from losing more ground.

This storm has completely dominated and will continue to dominate the news until the election.

If this storm didn’t happen, I believe the news would have at some point this week HAD to have started covering the Benghazi coverup.

I have no doubt Oblunder is thanking allah for this storm.


15 posted on 10/29/2012 9:02:48 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Luke21

I hope it is too late. Romney was definitely heading for a fairly significant win. Even Ohio was falling in line. Looked to be a solid 5-6 point win and 300+ Evs.

We are in uncharted territory. Yes Obama can be “presidential”. But he is the one behind. And cannot unleash a lot of negative attacks. Romney is winning and needs to be closing on a positive note anyway.

And for 80% of the country they are not directly impacted. And 90% of Romneys support is coming from that 80% of the country. Could be some impact in VA, NH, PA.

I still think Obama will try to delay voting in the most affected states. Now I don’t think he can do this by executive order, based on my reading of the constitution. But you can get a federal judge to extend voting anytime. So maybe a federal judge will allow some state to delay to not dis-enfranchise voters.

And then their are the political and visual impacts if Romney tries to block any changes to the election.

So again, a ton of different scenarios to play out. Obama surged ahead in 2008 on the Lehman financial disaster. I’d hate to see him get re-elected on the back of a natural disaster.

Thoughts? (make me feel better)


16 posted on 10/29/2012 9:03:19 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: Luke21

I don’t know who is more shameless, Obama or his media benefactors and enablers.

all of them


17 posted on 10/29/2012 9:03:44 PM PDT by 1st Division guy
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To: Brad's Gramma

Sandy will help only in that it provides cover for Bengazhigate. Katrina only matter because the media blamed BUSHROVE 24-7.

Even the undecided voters (whatever the heck they are thinking) can only take some much pro-Obama media flack without vomiting.

Oldplayer


18 posted on 10/29/2012 9:04:43 PM PDT by oldplayer
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To: Luke21

I don’t know who is more shameless, Obama or his media benefactors and enablers.

all of them


19 posted on 10/29/2012 9:04:43 PM PDT by 1st Division guy
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To: tsowellfan

So much for Obama slowing the rise of the oceans.


20 posted on 10/29/2012 9:06:34 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: tsowellfan

I don’t think so. Everything he touches turns to crap.


21 posted on 10/29/2012 9:06:40 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: tsowellfan

Giuliani could help Romney out here by piping up about first responders.


22 posted on 10/29/2012 9:06:54 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tsowellfan
“I am not worried at this point about the impact on the election,” said Obama in his reply to the one question he took in the Briefing Room from CBS News’ Bill Plante

Bullspit. EVERYTHING in Øbozo's universe revolves around the central calculus of his personal ambitions.

The one very real way where he could make certain that he doesn't allow a "serious crisis to go to waste" is immediately in the wake of the storm to start splashing (taxpayer) money around. ...or Øbomaphones ;-)

23 posted on 10/29/2012 9:08:33 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: NVDave
For Obama to look like a hero, the governors in the affected states have to be completely incompetent.

Yup.

24 posted on 10/29/2012 9:09:47 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tsowellfan
But for Philly, Pa is a Red State.

But for Baltimore, Md. is a Red State.

Anything that suppresses the vote in Philly or Baltimore could devastate B.O.

25 posted on 10/29/2012 9:11:25 PM PDT by anton
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To: mylife

Do you think NY could become a swing state in just a few days? Just a thought...


26 posted on 10/29/2012 9:12:32 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (7 days, a hook and a wake up.)
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To: tsowellfan

Tell me, Obama, what were you worried about when you condemned to DEATH, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith?

While they were still fighting and dying, were you worried when you simply went to bed?


27 posted on 10/29/2012 9:18:27 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: BIGLOOK

Yes, NY could become a swing state if NYC voters don’t get to vote.


28 posted on 10/29/2012 9:20:00 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: anton

But for Philly, Pa is a Red State.

But for Baltimore, Md. is a Red State.

Anything that suppresses the vote in Philly or Baltimore could devastate B.O.

In 2004 Kerry won PA by less than 150,000 votes.

Kerry won Philly county by three times that number meaning that if the turnout in Philly had been down by a third, Bush would have won PA easily.


29 posted on 10/29/2012 9:22:33 PM PDT by anton
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To: Proud2BeRight

“So much for Obama slowing the rise of the oceans.”

Post of the day, above all the sturm and drang of the hurricane...


30 posted on 10/29/2012 9:22:43 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: BIGLOOK

No I do not.


31 posted on 10/29/2012 9:23:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Miss Didi

Bloomberg was so worried today that he was fining surfers.

Seriously! This is what he was worried about.


32 posted on 10/29/2012 9:26:38 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: anton

In some ways, I hope the blue cities are functioning well enough on election day. I would hate for the Romney admin to have to battle the “illegitimate” meme for 4 years.


33 posted on 10/29/2012 9:27:09 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Zer0 Fiddled While Tyrone Burned. Impeachment NOW! !!)
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To: tsowellfan

The left has launched into a spewing slobbering frenzy over Romney’s (misquoted) 2011 FEMA remarks.

Surprised no mention of it here. Better keep an eye out, digging for more info.


34 posted on 10/29/2012 9:30:09 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: Mygirlsmom

Remember, this is NEW YORK CITY, have you ever might a type of person more whiny than a New Yorker? They complained about RUDY after 9/11! If anything is damaged at all they will cry bloody murder and since the republican party in New York State is pretty much non-existent it’ll all fall at the ruling democrats feet who will, in turn, pass the buck onto Barack and FEMA.


35 posted on 10/29/2012 9:33:25 PM PDT by jeff19
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To: wolficatZ

Yeah, I don’t think the place will be up and running again until Friday at the earliest. LOTS of finger-pointing ahead and it’s all blue-on-blue.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAqYZ433TeQ&sns=fb


36 posted on 10/29/2012 9:39:00 PM PDT by jeff19
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To: Qout

yep.


37 posted on 10/29/2012 9:49:32 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: tsowellfan
The way I see it is Zer0 is all tangled up with Sandy to deal with another storm surge: Benghazigate. As the information dribbles out, soon it will reach critical mass and the electorate who has not voted because of Sandy, will start going to the polls. Just at that time, the Lame Stream Media will be forced to start talking about Benghazigate, thinking it is late enough in the election cycle to not make a difference. The only thing is, it will not be too late. The trap will spring with precise timing. Zer0 will be exposed just like the Wizard in the Wizard of Oz. And it will be too late in the game for Zer0 to talk himself out of the facts.

Romney may appear detached from Benghazigate, but behind the scenes, there is a plan . . .

38 posted on 10/29/2012 10:11:52 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: comebacknewt; tsowellfan

Why don’t you two go to bed and get off your moms computer


39 posted on 10/29/2012 10:13:16 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: NVDave

“What could Obama do that’s going to swing anything from the prior trajectories?”

What I’m afraid of is a ‘fix’. Let’s say that ‘votes’ are missing, mail ins are not counted from Republicans and Indies voting for Romney and are suddenly ‘lost’. Also I wonder if the cities power is out on voting day...no voting till up and running.

Stall time, time to toss things? Maybe I’m paranoid but I just don’t trust the Dems, and especially their big-o leader.


40 posted on 10/29/2012 10:29:16 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Badabing Badablonde
Preening arrogant bumbling adoration whore.

Part 2 Analysis of over 50 statements and actions by Obama evidencing Malignant Narcissism, delusional Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), and Messianic God Complex
41 posted on 10/29/2012 10:40:58 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: gswilder

Right now, Gallup looks better for Romney than Rasmussen, my favorite.
Actually the race has tightened so that there is no wiggle room for error, and the must win states are absolutely “must wins”, for both candidates. Thought their would be more than a two pointer, or much more of a trend appearing going by this time. Obama has definitely stopped the bleeding.

I am shocked, with Ghazigate gaining traction, that his dang approval number is now at 49 on Ras! One more point and he finally breaks 50 at Ras.

Nailbiter to the end? Unbelievable.


42 posted on 10/29/2012 10:43:35 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: Beowulf9

If they’re going to extend voting, maybe they can replace the absentee ballots that crashed and burned on the way to Afghanistan, and get ballots to the fleet that left Virginia Beach in advance of the storm. Clinton sent out the fleet in 1992 with no reason, and our sailors were denied the vote.


43 posted on 10/29/2012 10:52:39 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: wolficatZ

I started a thread on it.

Most on here didn’t seem to think it was a big deal.


44 posted on 10/29/2012 10:54:49 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: 100American; tsowellfan; comebacknewt

Why don’t you grow up, get some new material and just let the adults in the room discuss reality if it skeers you too much. Besides, “your mom’s computer” allusion is ions old, tired and unimaginative.


45 posted on 10/29/2012 10:55:21 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: 100American

Cute.


46 posted on 10/29/2012 10:56:03 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Beowulf9

I’m thinking like you, that this storm will delay the election because the power won’t be up and running for everyone and/or they’ll extend voting, give out provisional ballots, whatever it takes. I’m paranoid, I live in Washington State, the blue print of ballot manipulation.


47 posted on 10/29/2012 11:11:05 PM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: tsowellfan

The tropical storm bump!

LMAO


48 posted on 10/29/2012 11:21:30 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I know what it is to be Black,to be hated for who I am, more so than Whoppi does. I'm a Republican.)
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To: tsowellfan

NO..


49 posted on 10/29/2012 11:42:02 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: RitaOK
No, it is not going to be a 'nailbiter', Romney is above the 50% mark in the popular vote and Obama can't crack 47%.

Romney will win this easily.

50 posted on 10/30/2012 12:21:49 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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