Thursday, November 15, 2012

President Obama returns to devastation left in wake of Sandy in order to console victims and view progress of the cleanup.

President Obama consoles parents of children killed in storm.
Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune:

President Barack Obama consoled grieving victims of Superstorm Sandy on the ground and surveyed disaster zones from the air on Thursday, visiting parts of New York City still struggling to recover 17 days after the storm devastated the U.S. Northeast. 

Wearing a wind breaker and sturdy shoes, the president walked through destroyed sections of the borough of Staten Island, hugging and chatting with people whose lives were shattered when Sandy slammed ashore on October 29, bringing a record storm surge and killing more than 120 people. 

During his FIRST visit to the areas devastated by this incredible storm, the President was criticized for using it as a photo-op for political gain. Well now the election is over, and here the President is again, doing the job he was elected to do.

Clearly it was NEVER about the photo-op, it was about helping people in need.

I am sure that Mitt Romney probably has the help that FEMA provided these devastated people on his list of things the President GAVE voters in order to buy their support.

By the way you can watch the President's statement by clicking here.


  1. I know that President Obama truly cares about all Americans - and those who need the most help, he cares for the most. I love our President!

    1. Anonymous8:04 PM

      I love him, too.

  2. Anonymous7:19 PM


  3. Anonymous7:22 PM

    WOW! I just had a palin respond to a post over on HP....sounded like a surrogate because they talked about how very successful Sarah had been as mayor and how SHE would have never left Americans to be killed in Libya.

    1. Anonymous8:06 PM

      Why must you taint this conversation, by dragging that bitch in here?

  4. Anonymous8:11 PM

    obama lost staten island in 2008. he won it this year. people made a huge effort to go vote for him. they sent a message.

  5. ThanksABunchJohn8:35 PM

    Gryphen! Randi Rhodes read this "Final Letter To Mitt Romney" on her show tonight, written by Sarah Zacharias. I went looking for it because it spoke for me, and I teared up. Here it is, I think you will like:

    1. DetroitSam10:42 PM

      Thanks for this. I posted it on my Facebook and Twitter.

  6. Anita Winecooler10:02 PM

    What a kind and caring man. I don't think there's an adjective that conveys the heart this man has. Notice it's never about him, he always focuses on others, his concern is genuine and he keeps his promises.

    I was ticked to hear people saying it was too late on the local news footage, he wanted to go to NY and Bloomberg didn't think it was ok.

    GWBush always had to feed his ego. I'm the hugger in chief, hugging is what I do... me me me ....

  7. Virginia Voter3:09 AM

    A couple of days after the storm, I exploded on my (Republican) cousins Facebook because she bitched and moaned that the President had not come to NY , completely ignoring the fact that Mayor Bloomberg emphatically told him (IN A PRESS CONFERENCE, NO LESS), thanks, but no thanks, he could not support a visit at that time. Several of her friends told her the same thing, and she just went on and on with the usual right wing put downs , and I just couldn't take it any more.

    I wonder what she's thinking now...ugh. I unfriended her.

  8. FJ Dandy8:03 AM

    Now that's what I call a hug! You Americans are so fortunate to have such a warm and caring leader.


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