Is NYC Obama’s Lower 9th Ward?

Obama Hit By Storm Backlash
By Dick Morris on November 3, 2012

Natural disasters usually follow the same political trajectory: First the incumbent experiences a bounce as he tours the impacted area, shows his concern, and pledges help to his beleaguered constituents. But then reality sets in and the shortages, delays, mishaps, deaths, and devastation becomes apparent and people turn against the incumbent.

George W. Bush had his Katrina.

And now Barack Obama has his Sandy.

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Queens residents arm themselves in the post-storm blackout from looters
Residents feel isolated and some use guns, baseball bats, booby traps — even a bow and arrow — to defend themselves.

By Clare Trapasso , Mark Morales AND Corky Siemaszko / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

When night falls in the Rockaways, the hoods come out.

Ever since Sandy strafed the Queens peninsula and tore up the boardwalk, it’s become an often lawless place where cops are even scarcer than electrical power and food. Locals say they are arming themselves with guns, baseball bats, booby traps — even a bow and arrow — to defend against looters.

Thugs have been masquerading as Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) workers, knocking on doors in the dead of night. But locals say the real workers have been nowhere in sight, causing at least one elected official — who fears a descent into anarchy if help doesn’t arrive soon — to call for the city to investigate the utility.

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  1. If New York or New Jersey were actually competitive, this might mean something. I can see it depressing turnout in the most heavily Democratic areas, but New York is so heavily Democratic that that might not make enough of a difference. It could have made a difference in Pennsylvania, but we haven’t been hit that hard.

  2. But then again, the country is watching to see if BO was just talking out his butt again, or will he really make a difference. Given that the Decatur, AL electric power help was sent packing by the Unions, help is slow in coming and BO’s declared ownership of this mess, it should be interesting to watch if Monday brings a difference, or things are out of hand.

  3. They’re reading the Blog 8-)

    Obama’s Katrina: Sandy Victims Suffer While Liberal ‘Leaders’ Jog On

    Remember Hurricane Katrina, the “worst natural disaster in history”? With an estimated $125 billion in damage, the effects are still lingering today.

    And it was all Bush’s fault, from start to finish, from the inadequate berms protecting New Orleans to the looting, the rapes and the inability of FEMA to get water to refugees in the Superdome — or so we were told.

    The reality was somewhat different as many of the post-disaster delays were the fault of foot-dragging and red tape imposed by the Democrats in charge of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.

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