Skip to comments.Sandy swoops in to save Obama
Posted on 10/30/2012 8:05:04 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
What a difference a storm named Sandy makes, eh, Mr. President?
Thanks to Sandy, Barack Obama can act presidential once again at least on TV. Sandy allows him to get on that phone with those FEMA bureaucrats and tell them to stop talking and do something. And Sandy brought him praise from that chunky Republican governor from New Jersey.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
Not even a hurricane can save the Kenyan.
Yeah, Barack gets to grandstand.
A competent president wouldn’t need to grandstand, he’d delegate it to a trusty sidekick.
If he needs to be perceived by the US public as fulfilling the bare minimum of his job, then he’s losing.
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ridiculous headline. the skinny fraud couldnt be saved by 10 hurricanes, 4 tsunamis, and 6 earthquakes at this point.
Barry Soetoro sat on his ass doing a photo op while "monitoring" the storm on TV and deciding where to send taxpayer dollars (somebody else's money) and then take credit for it.
OTOH: Mitt Romney was at a center asking for donations (food, etc.) from Republicans (most who wanted to meet him) and preparing these donations to be sent up to the disaster area.
Bad for those hurt from the storm, but it changes nothing.
This is part of the article:
Yet a few weeks ago, there was a different Obama, the Obama of Sept. 11, the Obama of Benghazi, when Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed by terrorists. Almost as depressing as reports of their deaths was the fact that no military help arrived in a firefight that lasted more than six hours.
Was the president watching it all in the White House situation room? We don’t know. Jay Leno didn’t ask him, neither did David Letterman, nor the ladies of “The View” or music journalists on MTV. These are the places he goes so as to get big hugs, not hard questions, as President Eye-Candy.
Goes on national TV at LEAST 3 times for a Hurricane but not four a terrorist attack where 4 Americans are murdered? How did 0bama know that there weren’t more terrorist attacks to follow? Because maybe the one in Benghazi was STAGED, and a ‘one off’ hostage-taking gone bad?
‘for’ not ‘four’, sorry.
And yet on Greta tonight, Republican Haley Barbour called the storm a plus for Obama, because the media was focused on nothing else. His comments, plus Republican Chris Christie's effusive praise for Obama today, and Christie's tour with Obama tomorrow (without inviting Romney), makes me think the fix is in.
Maybe that is why the NHC refused to use the phrase "hurricane warning" for anything north of the Carolinas.
It’s not going to change anything unless he manages to blow it; which, considering the fact that FEMA advised hurricane victims to contact them via the Internet earlier today is a real possibility. It’s what’s expected of him as president. And there’s no reason Haley Barbour and other surrogates can’t show up and say, well, at least he learned something from the BP spill. Remember what a pooch poke that was? That’s not a good episode to remind voters of at this point.
Maybe he will look as odd as Dukakis in a tank.
The fat boy from New Jersey has to play nice, He will be getting a check.
As for Obama , what does it cost him to write another check on our account? He can afford to be generous, it isn’t his money.
Obama dosn’t have to lift a finger except to try to take credit for being Presidential.
In the “Situation Room”, he’s the one in the high chair with his thumb in his mouth.
The media can cheerlead this deal all they want. Obama’s campaign is out of bullets, and now all they have is to play the “look presidential” card. This race has always structurally been Romney’s to lose. The “Obama lead” only showed up due to Propaganda level polls showing more Dems than 2008 showing up. Never was that going to be the case. There is no chance that Obama gets more crossover than Romney, period. Romney showed up and brought game in this campaign. Obama is at 45,46,47,48 percent with still a 3-5% party ID edge. Gallup says this year’s electorate is R +1. So the 45-48 is really more like 43-46. With 125 million votes cast at a 7 point margin, Obama needs 4.5 million minds to change. Not happening. And the Friday jobs number will be the death knell.
Unreal storm. I live over 1100 miles from where it made landfall, and were feeling the effects of it today. Wind gusts 45-50 mph. We are so far inland we have never been directly affected by a hurricane before now.
Great, we lost New Jersey.
And by all means, delay the voting a little to let the candidate go and do the right thing. Problem is, it gives Romney more time to unravel the kind of person Obama portrays him to be. Think about it, if Romney has no problem multitasking campaigning and giving notice to the fact that people deserve help on the East Coast, it makes it hard to believe the idea that he is some selfish stooge, unless you are loyal to the point of insanity for Obama.
The storm wiped out 3 days of campaigning and 3 days worth of TV focus on the election, plus millions of people who won’t see the ads he wants them to see.
Yeah, it saved him, sure....
"I said drop off 40 cases of water from truck #3.
Hello! Hello! Hello.....
Valerie - I think this phone's broken too."
Yep. obama will be on TV tomorrow with the guy who first pushed Romney.
The sad thing is that the storm damage is so widespread that Obama can’t do anything large enough to make a difference. He helps New Jersey and it gets little notice. And Bloomberg says stay away from New York City.
For the president to look like he’s having an impact, the area of damage has to be small enough that your actions look like they are making a difference. You could do that with New York City in 2001, or New Orleans in 2005, or Oklahoma City in 1995. But there’s no show of presidential force that can be big enough for this problem.
Amen brother. You speak the truth. All else is just noise.
As someone who rode out Katrina, I can tell you that the church and private donations got there much quicker than the Government "aid". When the folks on the eastern seaboard see that Romney acted quicker than Obama, they know who to vote for Tuesday. I predict Romney wins at least 60% of the vote.
I definitely think it helps Obama.
Will it save him? Tougher question to answer.
I sure hope not, but for the millions of low information (moron) voters out there who will be heading to the polls next week, it probably makes some impact.
Funny thing, in 2013 there is a possible Hurricane Barry:
2013 Hurricane Names
“Oh no, this is going to help Obama...what ever shall we do?”
I swear, some of you people are just embarrassing.
obama looks confused and uncertain what to do.
What is eerie, and I’m not trying to go all religious on you, is that the area of Sandy’s impact is almost entirely in the Blue states. If Obama had a chance to show strong in these states, that just got wiped out. This reminds me of the 2000 election. I felt that God would not let this go against the future of this country. All the hanging chads and recounts, and Gore could not get the edge.
So this storm hits all the areas where the most Democrats would vote. New York City, Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut, Philadelphia. So the upstate vote in New York may finally count more than the NYC vote. And the rural areas of Connecticut more than New Haven and Hartford. And Western PA more than Philadelphia. Possible Romney wins?
Is this God’s plan? He knows that this country is the world’s only hope for moral leadership and freedom. He will not let this country turn against the right path. It is very odd, but somehow seems like divine intervention.
Personally, I think Romney will have over 300 Electoral Votes before the final votes are tallied in these crippled states. Even before the Dems start whining that people in these blue states did not get a fair chance to vote. Should be interesting. But these states WON’T MATTER.
Then address those people.
This hurts Obama’s ground game in VA, PA and OH.
I agree, a week of trying to appear competent is not going to erase the last four years.
BO won’t have enough time to spend your children’s future earnings, to buy enough votes, to save his sorry @$$....
I think it makes hime look impotent:
Romney is shown rolling up his sleeves and taking action. Obama is shown giving a speech.
When there is an emergency, a little less talk and a lot more action is appreciated.
Now translate that to Benghazi: What did Obama do? Talked-allegedly told someone to take care of it. What action did he take: Watched in the situation room and went to bed.
Somehow I don’t think President Romney would do that, do you? He seems to be about action.
That’s what I think about when I see the two today.
Step back from the ledge, and take a breath. Look at the macro picture.
Romney has been in a solid national lead for 3 weeks. In the 3-5 point range, with a Dem turnout model for 2008. Gallup early vote has him up 7 points. All the swing states are moving his way, and only Ohio is still questionable (although I am confident R will win OH). And Romney is expanding into PA, MI, WI, and MN.
Every poll shows greater repub enthusiasm. Gallup survey of over 10k voters (with a MOE of 1%) show a 15% swing in voter ID from 2008 Dem to 2012 Rep.
And why won’t the hurricane hurt Obama more than Romney? It’s impacting almost all blue states. Its a massive storm, but not katrina. All I have seen on TV is Bloomberg and Christi. And they are all talking about how their local resources are taking care of things. Nothing about federal response. We aren’t see National Guard vehicles on every street corner. Obama has actually been pretty invisible the last few days. And the people who are getting news, are getting local news on what is happening and what they should be doing to save their homes and their lives. They aren’t concerned about a press photo showing Obama monitoring their situation. And the 80% who aren’t directly impacted is 90% of Romneys votes and EVs.
How many signs do we need?
A link, if needed: http://bigstory.ap.org/content/romney-faced-leadership-test-big-dig-tragedy
Tonight I overheard Christie being interviewed on CNN by Piers Morgan, part of it, “as I recall,” went like this:
PM: ... now I’d like to give you, as a sleazy Republican, an opportunity to kiss up to our wonderful President Obama, if you’d care to.
Gov. C: There’s nothing I’d like better. President Obama is about perfect as far as I can see, and I’d lick his boots any time.
PM: That’s great, if only more of you sleazy Republicans would rise above politics like you just did and kiss up to President Obama, the world would be a better place. And now I’d like to say a few more words about our munificent President Obama ...
... well, “as I recall it,” you understand.
I heard it the exact same way.
As I said on another thread, I half-expect Christie to come out and endorse the Kenyan tomorrow. His support was that glowing, and he could not think of even a single positive thing to say about Mitt Romney.
People notice things like that, and in a close election, it can make a huge difference.
I think Christie is in the process of pulling another “John Roberts” on us.
Killed Obama, saved GM, posed for Sandy... he’s still a jackass.
My feeling is that Christie was trapped. As a governor of a disaster striken state, he did the only thing he could do ... kiss up to President Obama. This is why Sandy is such a godsend for Obama.
Yep, that fits my opinion of the man, even though I think he is too liberal, I think he will take action to get the mess straightened out.
I heard Rush say last year, that he confided to Rush that he might only have 1 term, because he intended to do everything that was needed to fix the mess, and a lot of people probably wouldn’t like it.
It’s the fraud. Cheating.
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