President Barack Obama did not bring Hurricane Sandy to the East Coast, but once New Jersey Governor Christie and the president engaged each other for political purposes - well he may as well have been Papa Nature because those that are displaced are now at their limit. Clearly, everyone heard President Obama say that he and the government will be there for them - yet the major news networks and internet outlets are all showing stories of people begging and pleading for the most basic of necessities.
And where is President Barack Obama? Well he is out campaigning in the swing states of course. But that shouldn't surprise anyone, just as George W. Bush promised the "full weight of the government" to be there for victims of Katrina he found out exactly how dysfunctional FEMA is thus landing the proverbial egg on his face.
In all fairness, FEMA workers do an exceptional job when called upon but what hampers them consistently is the red tape that a bureaucracy that embraces the standard government model of "too many Chiefs and not enough Indians" brings. Although presidents shouldn't be directly blamed for a government agency, per se - that doesn't apply this time.
Why? Because President Obama assured the people of New Jersey, New York and the other effected states that he has made sure that there won't be any red tape this time.
Hmm - same ole Obama - making promises he can't keep!
Remember that on Tuesday!
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