Skip to comments.New Jersey an 'Apocalyptic Vision' Two Days After Obama Photo Op
Posted on 11/02/2012 11:14:05 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
Two days after President Obama flew into storm-ravaged New Jersey on Wednesday for a 90 minute photo op with Governor Christie, parts of the state have descended into what one local resident calls "an apocalyptic vision." On Friday, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, this New Jersey resident described the situation there:
New Jersey right now is experiencing an apocalyptic vision. Gas lines are a mile long. Hundreds are standing in line with gas cans. Fights are breaking out. Police and national guard have been called out. I've not had power or taken a shower since Sunday. Pray for us here.
FEMA reps are meeting with people in their residences to assess how recovery assistance can be provided to them.
While FEMA representatives had finally arrived on the ground by Friday, most of them appear to be focused on providing financial assistance to victims of Hurricane Sandy at some point in the future. There is no indication yet that any FEMA representatives on the ground are actually doing anything to aid in the distribution of food, supplies, gas, or restoring electricity.
On Wednesday, President Obama promised to deliver a far rosier outcome to New Jersey residents over the next several days. In fact, the President made a specific promise that he would make sure supplies were delivered, as CNN reported. Two days later, he's failed to deliver on that promise, though he has been able to campaign in key swing states across the country during that time:
Many people across the region are still in need of basic supplies. President Barack Obama visited a shelter Wednesday in the hard-hit town of Brigantine, New Jersey, where he said he met a woman with an 8-month-old who has run out of diapers and formula.
"Those are the kinds of basic supplies
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Obama and his beloved government aren’t going to fix anything before Tuesday.
To NJ Freepers: Is there any chance that NJ might go red b/c of frustration over the lack of relief and/or b/c the blue areas are most affected.
This is all 0bama knows - give people other people's money.
I don’t think so, but much of the rest of the country might see long lines for gas, no power, people displaced from their homes, and lots of in-fighting (i.e. people vs utility workers), and they might start to wonder whether Obama did any good (politically) visiting the hard hit areas.
Four years ago she Voted McCain, but to be honest she didn't think there was a dimes bit of difference between him and Obama. Now she knows what I was talking about.
After Tuesday, forget about it! He'll give money to Libya before NJ sees a dime! He's an evil anti-American POS! He watched four Americans being tortured and killed and deliberately didn't lift a finger!
If this means anything.....Hurricane-Devastated NJ Town Rejects Non-Union Alabama Electrical Workers
In other words according to the Union, it is better for you to sit in the dark and freeze your butt off and while you are at it, look at a empty fridge. Stupidity just has no boundaries. Remember to vote RIGHT in the upcoming elections, unless of course you want more of the same.
Having been through Ike, Rita, Katrina effects recently: the hard truth for NJ and NY is you are on your own to help yourself and your neighbor get by. The fedgov and stategov are not equipped to really help. The utility fabric of the nation is very fragile and takes a long time to repair, and with clear roads, water, food and fuel gas will show up in time. Help your neighbor. Let the government concentrate on the devastated people who lost all and are in shelters. It takes a lot more time than anyone can imagine. Clean up, and keep safety first.
barry didn’t go to those areas to help them but himself - looking for votes - so he is the beggar looking for help.
Rudy Guiliani went to Staten Island (a ‘Sandy’ disaster area) to visit his NY’ers this a.m. and later he went to Ohio to campaign for romney/ryan and asked those at the rally to pray for them and donate to Red Cross and others.
Few of the Sandy victims saw anything of Zer0’s photo-op in New Jersey. If they did they would be outraged because from their viewpoint, little is being done anywhere. The rest of the nation sees Zer0 as acting like a leader. In reality, he is an actor playing the part of a leader. Give him a script and a teleprompter and he will out do George Washington, Lincoln and JFK. Roll the cameras and stick him in Sandy’s aftermath and the sheeple will think it is back to the fantasy world on the Unicorn Farm instead of the Apocalypse. Zer0 will promise the moon and deliver an empty pot. For this nation’s sake I hope people wake up and see the fake.
You realize, of course, that the rest of the country will only see those things if the thoroughly-in-the-tank MSM chooses to let them see it. Since it doesn't fit the 'Obamamessiah descending from on high to feed the hungry and heal the sick' narrative, I expect that those things will get approximately as much coverage as the Libya fiasco, at least until Wednesday.
The hatred and the obscenities being spewed by the Union Democrat in the midst of all that suffering is beyond the pale. It’s all about them, not the people in need of help.
Jihadists chant, we are all Osama. Democrats chant, we are all Obama. Liberalism is truly a Mental Disease, although in their case it's a voluntary condition.
All that groveling that Christie did was for nothing, FEMA can't help in the present crises.
Free Phones, EBT Cards, section 8 housing, and free transit passes are all the trimmings for Obamites. Unfortunately......down cell transmition facilities, lack of power to scan your EBT cards, free housing knee deep in mud, and free transit that can’t move, turns out to be the noose around your neck.
There is a tape?
Yeah, Chriistie went all candy-assed for nothing. Obama rode hime for a photo opp. I bet that he feels like a used whore.
You have a link to that tape? I need to send that to someone.
Oh, also - the reason the union drones are scared of the Southern reinforcements is because they *will* show the people in the area just how much a scam the union workers are pulling and will change their expectations on what speed and quality of repairs they should receive.
Yeah, the rejection of the non-union guys is really screwed up. If you’ve gotten to a point in life where all that kind of stuff matters....you really aren’t living anymore. As December comes around, and you wonder why no one much has done anything to bring life back into your town...you might want to consider moving to Alabama. We aren’t into union stuff....but we tend to be pretty gracious and open-hearted.
It sounded almost as bad as an Obama speech.
Looting was pretty widespread in Asbury night before last..Gas siphoning in the middle of the night is common. Generators being stolen while they are running. Some staties in Asbury today but not much. National Guard is in Belmar - there they will stay - no bad optics for Obama. You will likewise see no reports what is really happening down here.
Too funny. Obama wants to cut through red tape. The same red tape he loves to create everywhere else because it’s needed to “protect consumers”.
NJ go red? LOL, are you serious? I live in South Central NJ in Ocean Township about 1.5 miles from the water and although we were very lucky to escape any damage at all save a few (very few) trees down, we did lose power for about 2.5 days.
That said NJ is as blue as blue gets mostly because of the minorities and the inner city people who live from handout to handout.
Many shore towns are an utter disaster but the media is not covering this, just reshowing Obama from 3 days ago looking what they call presidential.
The short answer is no way no how does NJ go red, at least not this time.
Spent some time in the South a few years ago and was literally stunned at the polite, kind behaviour of everyone I came across. It was as if perfect strangers where delighted to see me and couldn’t do enough to help me with whatever I needed.
Of course living in the NY, NJ area my entire life I was initially suspicious of the behavior of these people. Where I come from many times when someone is smiling at you and shaking your hand with one hand they are picking your pocket with the other.
Posted on Facebook last night:
Tiffany RobertsDominion Virginia Power
My boyfriend along with about 20 other lineman/groundman etc out of Petersburg just arrived in NJ and stopped at Cracker Barrel to eat.. when they went to pay for their tab...their waitress said it has been taken care of. Come to find out a couple who none of them had spoken to the whole time took it upon themselves to pay the WHOLE bill for these guys. They went to thank these people and ask them why they did it... and they said that was their way of saying thank you because they were one on the thousands of people Dominion was coming to help...Turns out they basically lost their house to the hurricane and were living in a hotel. They couldnt believe two people who just lost so much...wanted to give something to them. This is exactly why they do what they do, and now i understand. Thank you Dominion, you are helping these people more then you know
Yes, thank you Virginia. NJ is thankful for all the help.
New Jersey and New York are not part of New England. Just FYI.
I believe NJ was already tenuous for Obama because the economy of this state has been in the toilet for a decade; people voted for Governor Christie out of frustration, and he remains popular after the layoffs of thousands of public school teachers, cops, and other government workers. The storm won’t be blamed on Obama, but it will add to the general discontent of a dying state. Even the welfare reservations are showing little enthusiasm for Obama; as blacks are increasingly marginalized by the Hispanics imported to replace them they no longer believe in “hope and change”. Whites dealing with the same issue with Asians have little to cheer about either.
What an unbelievably nice story!!
“That said NJ is as blue as blue gets mostly because of the minorities and the inner city people who live from handout to handout.”
These people have not been enjoying the last four years; there is less freebies to pass around, and many of them have lost any police protection under the age of 28. The cities continue to bleed jobs and taxpayers, and the infrastructures now resemble Mogadishu.
I agree but the rabble addicted on government handouts have no pride or self respect and will take anything they can get and as long as they get something they will continue to vote for whomever gives it to them.
You’re right about them, but they’re getting a lot less nowadays (and fighting with imported illegals for even that). They’ve steadily lost ground economically and politically, and are not happy that they are living in increasingly Hispanic barrios.
Would be a lot cheaper for the gov to require emergency preparedness courses of all coastal residents. Apparently they were not prepared, some older folks not even knowing a storm was coming - very neighborly of their neighbors, huh?
Chances of NJ going “red” are slim, but it is not an outlandish possibility. It may be enhanced by the fact that most of the urban areas that serve as Democratic strongholds are among the hardest-hit parts of the state and might see low voter turnout.
This is just one of many reasons why this region was completely unprepared for the storm. If a blizzard came and dumped two feet of snow on Miami next week, I'm sure most people down there would be running around like they were suddenly dropped on Mars.
People knew this storm was coming for days.
They had every chance to prepare. If they didn’t, it’s not my responsibility.
For your information, “New England” consists of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
New York and New Jersey are NOT part of it. Please get your facts straight before you insult an entire region. Not all of us are lefties up here either. Sheeeesh.
A few years ago, I spent the week between Christmas and New Years in Myrtle Beach SC playing golf.
The weather down there that time of year can still be pretty nice but it was unusually damp and chilly that week and one night it started sleeting a bit. My husband and I being from up north (Maryland) didnt think it was any big deal and went out to dinner but when we got back to the hotel, the gals behind the desk were freaking out. They were very concerned about the roads and getting home. We told them not to worry, that yes it was sleeting but the roads were mostly wet. The one gal then said, Yall dont understand. We dont know how to drive in ice and we dont have any plows or salt trucks here.
One of things we noticed were the number of Canadians on vacation down there and then we meet and played golf with some guys from Chicago. The temperatures when we teed off were just above freezing but eventually got up to the upper 50s and the guys from Chicago loved it, they were wearing shorts, short sleeve shirts and no jackets.
I just got power back late yesterday afternoon. My son is in Brooklyn and called to tell me that one of the aerial shots of the Jersey shore showed “Romney” carved on the sand in big letters. I have no TV yet and don’t miss it one bit. My dear husband (and my trusty old transister radio) have been my life line. When the lights came back on I almost felt guilty and strangely enough my first instinct wasn’t to reach for the remote or power up the computer. No comcast cable and internet service and quite honestly I couldn’t care less. We were able to get gas yesterday. Our gas line was only four hours. What a difference a day makes. A lot of people here need help. Heading out soon to meet at the church.
You may have seen this before but it perfectly describes the left.
"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child - miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill disciplined, despotic, and useless. Liberalism is the philosophy of sniveling brats." - P.J. O'Rourke
Here in CT, we were without power for four days- but we were prepared.
We had tons of water, cooking gas, car chargers for electronics, cans full of gas, plenty of food, personal cleaning supplies, oil lamps, wood, batteries etc.
We started preparing the Friday before and made certain it was all done by Sunday. When it hit on Monday we lost power almost immediately and the LAST people we would ever think would help us would be the govt.
There is no excuse for not being prepared...the govt will never save you and it is time people learned that lesson.
Now Obama has HIS “Katrina”- another disaster in his ‘legacy’ of failure....
Listen up, I spent 12 years in the NE States and trust me when I say you cannot insult New Englanders. They live in a world in which they are permanently “offended” and have the most amazing “circle the wagons against the rest of America” mentality I have seen anywhere in this country.
It is an absolute fact if you are not a born and bred native of New England you are classified a “wash ashore” and are either shunned or at the least looked at down their nose by a large % of the natives.
After 12 years up there my feeling is New Englanders deserve all the scorn they get. Perhaps you are not as they are but you know what “they” say? You are known by the company you keep.
“..first hurricane to make landfall ... since 1903, etc.”
Great point, but the trime frame was pure roll of the dice.
It continues to astonish me that our general population is so utterly ignorant of basic Earth Science - how storms are formed, how and why they would impact the coast, etc. If you choose to live at or below sea level on the ocean you will get a storm that washes away the coastline - it may happen later rather than sooner, but it will happen - and it has nothing to do with “Climate Change”. It is Climate, Period.
We need to ramp up our earth science cirriculums, pronto!!
Trime = time
I doubt very much that privation, starvation, pestilence or hordes of locusts will prevent most northeastern voters from voting for Obama and Democrat candidates down to the very bottom of the ballot.
In my many years in elective politics and office I noted one consistency....the robot-like voting by Democrats. Many are still voting for FDR and many others will do the same because their families before them voted for FDR.
Others are woefully uneducated in politics and basic economics, others feel they are "superior" to you and me (voting for a black man), others are takers not makers....others are union-connected or government employees......well, I could go on, but you know the story anyway.
These people will NEVER change their voting habits, no matter what. Today Obama could throw a fire-bomb into the front room of my neighbors....and on Tuesday they would march to the polls and vote for him, anyway.
Maybe I missed it but I’m sure there is a massive aid effort coming from the New Orleans area. Ray Nagin leading a caravan of yellow buses full of canned gas and fresh water/s