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Obama calls governor, pledges help
Political ^ | May 20, 2013 | Associate Press

Posted on 05/21/2013 3:56:19 AM PDT by napscoordinator

President Barack Obama called Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday to express his concern about a monstrous tornado that wreaked havoc in the Oklahoma City suburbs. The White House said Obama told the governor that he’s directed the government and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide any assistance she needs. FEMA has sent a special team to Oklahoma’s emergency operations center to help out and dispatch resources. The White House said Obama’s homeland security team is keeping him updated on the situation. The tornado flattened entire neighborhoods in the southern suburb of Moore with winds up to 200 mph, leaving buildings on fire and landing a direct blow to an elementary school.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/oklahoma-tornado-barack-obama-mary-fallin-91648.html#ixzz2TvJSQUqd

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: obama; oklahoma; tornado; weather
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Amazing that he is so on top of this. I thought his senior staff kept him unaware of things. I know we cannot afford to give this federal welfare to states but hopefully it won't end up being a lot of money. Hopefully Oklahoma will pay most of it on their own. I guess the debt money that was saved this year will no longer be the case. God Bless Oklahoma and hopefully people will not rebuild just like in New Jersey.
1 posted on 05/21/2013 3:56:19 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

I’ve been to OKC quite a few times. Stayed in a hotel that got destroyed in 1999, in fact. Oklahomans will rebuild. Great state, great people.


2 posted on 05/21/2013 3:58:39 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: napscoordinator

Help in what?

Is he going to audit the entire state?


3 posted on 05/21/2013 4:01:10 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

help?

He is going to raise their taxes and send their money to Kenya or the Muslim Brotherhood?


4 posted on 05/21/2013 4:01:55 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: napscoordinator
Amazing that he is so on top of this.

No worries, he'll be walking through the rubble soon, hugging moms and holding babies and the ever compliant media will be on board calling him then "comforter in chief". This is the role the "news" media prefers to play with Obama. They really don't like being forced to ask uncomfortable questions regarding the myriad of issues plaguing their demigod they helped put in power.

5 posted on 05/21/2013 4:03:13 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Gaffer

I’ve been to OKC quite a few times. Stayed in a hotel that got destroyed in 1999, in fact. Oklahomans will rebuild. Great state, great people.

There must be somewhere else to build. I put this in the same category as people who rebuild after a hurricane. Do not build in tornado alley or on the coast of the Atlantic and gulf. Seriously homes down in 1999 and now 2013. That is only 14 years later. I want them to have a wonderful life somewhere else.


6 posted on 05/21/2013 4:03:18 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: corlorde

Yes, but that is basically the President’s job. Everyone loved President Bush after 9/11 because he held the babies, gave comfort, etc. I know that President Bush meant it though. Obama it will be all theater.


7 posted on 05/21/2013 4:05:15 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator

This is about as much “breaking news” as that the sun is rising in the east.


8 posted on 05/21/2013 4:06:16 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: napscoordinator

White House said Obama’s homeland security team is keeping him updated on the situation.

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They keep him updated about a tornado but not about Benghazi. Now that the little dictator has become involved you can rest assured that they will get the same treatment Hurricane Sandy victims got. A photo-op and empty promises.


9 posted on 05/21/2013 4:07:25 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: napscoordinator

The cynic in me first thought on hearing about the tornado was that I bet Obama and his minions are happy to get his scandals off the front page for a few days.


10 posted on 05/21/2013 4:08:07 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: napscoordinator

The cynic in me first thought on hearing about the tornado was that I bet Obama and his minions are happy to get his scandals off the front page for a few days.


11 posted on 05/21/2013 4:08:23 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: napscoordinator

Well there is no such thing as terra ferma. There is going to be a chance for disaster wherever you live in.


12 posted on 05/21/2013 4:09:42 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: don-o

This is about as much “breaking news” as that the sun is rising in the east.

You may be right. I was going to put it into Announcements. However, did you ever think that Obama would be helping a red state so quickly????? It is clearly a front page miracle. lol.


13 posted on 05/21/2013 4:11:00 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator

a phone call is “helping”?


14 posted on 05/21/2013 4:11:28 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: napscoordinator

Never waste an opportunity. Funny how every time he looks like he’s down for the count some national emergency pops up for him to come to the rescue as a hero. Hurricane Ike right before the 2012 election to deflect from Benghazi and now the tornado in Oklahoma to deflect from the IRS scandal (and there are more). Its almost as if Satan himself is protecting him and I bet that’s exactly what it us.


15 posted on 05/21/2013 4:11:52 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: napscoordinator

Didn’t I just hear that the folks in Long Island are still without homes and help ?


16 posted on 05/21/2013 4:12:31 AM PDT by knarf (uals-two logic)
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To: jsanders2001

Satan is the prince of the power of the air ... do the math.


17 posted on 05/21/2013 4:14:16 AM PDT by knarf (uals-two logic)
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To: knarf

The media are not reporting any downsides from Hurricane Sandy.

I’m still frustrated at how the media and liberals politicized Hurricane Katrina. The Obama administration did not face the same scrutiny/criticism/blame over Sandy issus as the Bush administration faced over Katrina.


18 posted on 05/21/2013 4:17:19 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: napscoordinator

Bush was 10 times the President Obama is.


19 posted on 05/21/2013 4:18:23 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: napscoordinator
It will not work... we know who and what you are obama... no winning favor for doing the easy part of your job... dancing, singing, staying drunk on the night of Benghazi... no mister resident... you get no such pass for humanitarian efforts using our money. Just help the people and keep your reggie love mouth shut!

LLS

20 posted on 05/21/2013 4:19:42 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: napscoordinator

obama has ignored every disaster in Alabama and Mississippi... because we despise his muslim arse... ask why he never came to Huntsville for relief... or any other Southern State. Oklahoma will see him because he is in deep trouble and his administration teeters on the brink of destruction. hillary says he stays drunk all of the time and that valerie jarret is acting president. This was leaked from her upcoming 25 million dollar book deal.

LLS


21 posted on 05/21/2013 4:23:28 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: corlorde
No worries, he'll be walking through the rubble soon, hugging moms and holding babies and the ever compliant media will be on board calling him then "comforter in chief".

Just like last year, just weeks before the election. He was on the ropes, then Hurricane Sandy interceded, bringing with it all the Commander-in-Chief photo ops.

22 posted on 05/21/2013 4:24:24 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: jsanders2001

It will not work this time... there are forces at work that are more powerful than obama and his clan... and scandals and scandals within scandals break every day.

LLS


23 posted on 05/21/2013 4:25:35 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: jsanders2001

Here is an example:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3021938/posts

NEW BENGHAZI WHISTLE-BLOWERS

obama will not get a pass and no disaster will save him. He is being assaulted on every front and the battlefield expands daily.

LLS


24 posted on 05/21/2013 4:29:08 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: corlorde
No worries, he'll be walking through the rubble soon, hugging moms and holding babies and the ever compliant media will be on board calling him then "comforter in chief".

Just like last year, just weeks before the election. He was on the ropes, then Hurricane Sandy interceded, bringing with it all the Commander-in-Chief photo ops.

This will bring a new wave of national Obamalove, and Americans, with their gnat-like attention spans, will forget all about Benghazi, IRS-Tea Party, and the DOJ-AP flaps. They'll all be deemed "old news."

25 posted on 05/21/2013 4:31:16 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: knarf

Beat me to it.


26 posted on 05/21/2013 4:31:34 AM PDT by Salamander (And join with us please ...Valkyrie maidens ride.. Empty-handed on the cold wind to Valhalla.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
obama will not get a pass and no disaster will save him. He is being assaulted on every front and the battlefield expands daily.

I'd like to believe that's the case... but I don't. We're talking about Americans here. All is immediately forgotten when they gaze at the newest shiny thing.

27 posted on 05/21/2013 4:32:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: napscoordinator

We have extra money here in Texas - how about we throw in 500 million or so in to help OK. Wouldn’t it be great if we showed how states can help out each other, and that money does NOT have to come from DC?


28 posted on 05/21/2013 4:34:26 AM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: knarf
Didn’t I just hear that the folks in Long Island are still without homes and help?

Yes, but the election's long over. They're not needed anymore.

29 posted on 05/21/2013 4:35:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: VanDeKoik

Oklahoma can rebuild fine without Obama and without FEMA. We’ll have a photo op, they’ll need to bring Air Force One to Oklahoma City and he’ll have to tour the area. Watch the folks in Oklahoma give him their BACK. It was the state that LEAST voted for him in the election I believe.


30 posted on 05/21/2013 4:35:58 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: napscoordinator
That's just silly.

You rebuild, but with safety precautions.

31 posted on 05/21/2013 4:38:49 AM PDT by republicangel
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To: napscoordinator

32 posted on 05/21/2013 4:41:57 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: napscoordinator

Poor Governor Fallin-—with all that she and her state had to endure yesterday-——


33 posted on 05/21/2013 4:45:16 AM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: napscoordinator

i am sure he is lying because he thinks people in Oklahoma are bitter clingers


34 posted on 05/21/2013 4:55:45 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: napscoordinator

And an idiot dem from RI is blaming republicans

http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/20/democratic-senator-goes-on-anti-gop-rant-over-climate-change-as-tornadoes-hit-oklahoma/


35 posted on 05/21/2013 4:58:13 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
"The cynic in me first thought on hearing about the tornado was that I bet Obama and his minions are happy to get his scandals off the front page for a few days."

The conspiracy theorist in me theorizes that the government planned this tornado for another Chris Christie moment. The weather on this planet has been so strange lately that I have started to believe the government manipulates the weather. I wish I did a screenshot of the weather forecast for this week posted on Saturday. They had the night temperatures at low 30's for the week. Now they're predicting low 60's. When did they change their minds not to bless us with cold nights?

36 posted on 05/21/2013 5:00:14 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: napscoordinator

Hey Sooners, tell your Gov to keep FEMA and DHS out. They will just gum up the works and collect info on your Citizens.

Trust none from the FERAL Government.


37 posted on 05/21/2013 5:03:09 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: ScottinVA

It will be interesting to see what happens but I think enough people in DC and in these agencies care and that these scandals will not stop. This will go on until after the 2014 elections and then some. New Benghazi whistle-blowers have surfaced... drip... drip...drip.

LLS


38 posted on 05/21/2013 5:04:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
The cynic in me first thought on hearing about the tornado was that I bet Obama and his minions are happy to get his scandals off the front page for a few days.

I thought the same. That, and that he even knew about it. He must have seen it on TV like the rest of us.

39 posted on 05/21/2013 5:07:58 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: napscoordinator

Two years ago a tornado ripped through my former hometown of Woodward, OK killing six people and wiping out dozens of homes and businesses. A year before that a wildfire ripped through east central Oklahoma burning over seventy homes to the ground. In both cases the Obama administration denied federal emergency aid. Was this because not one Oklahoma county voted for the clown in 2008?

Having learned a lesson from hurricane Sandy, Obama was on the phone almost immediately after the Moore tornado offering federal assistance. The tornado gives him a chance to escape his scandals for a few days. As Rush Limbaugh has often said, and we have all observed, everything is political with Obama and crew. I just hope Governor Falin does not kiss Obama’s ass the way Chrissie Christy did.


40 posted on 05/21/2013 5:08:20 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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He’ll call it an opportunity to create jobs. Just remember....FEMA folks are paid outrageous wages plus expenses.


41 posted on 05/21/2013 5:12:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: napscoordinator

And exactly where are we with the Hurricane Sandy recovery?


42 posted on 05/21/2013 5:13:12 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: napscoordinator

http://www.glassdoor.com/Salary/FEMA-Salaries-E41316.htm


43 posted on 05/21/2013 5:13:45 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: napscoordinator

POTUS Obama is a criminal thug!!! He should stay away from OKC and confine his movements to Washington, DC and Murder city, Chicago wheer he will be right at home with his thug buddies!!!


44 posted on 05/21/2013 5:17:31 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: napscoordinator

It’s funny how every time Obama gets himself in trouble, something like this always happens to draw the attention off of him.. I think Satan has his back.... Just Sayin’.


45 posted on 05/21/2013 5:18:06 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: napscoordinator

He gave her his “direct line” to reach him...
Too bad his Staff doesn’t have it...
I’m sure it’s a HUGE comfort to the governor.../s


46 posted on 05/21/2013 5:34:00 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: napscoordinator

So where’s the photo of him on the phone looking concerned? And, from what I know of Fallin, she’ll tell him to shove it. She’s a good one to watch for 2016.


47 posted on 05/21/2013 5:34:30 AM PDT by Snow Eagle ("... Against all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC")
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To: ilovesarah2012

Thought the same thing...


48 posted on 05/21/2013 5:36:11 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Sacajaweau
"He’ll call it an opportunity to create jobs. Just remember....FEMA folks are paid outrageous wages plus expenses."

FEMA is a PITA and a waste of time for the victims. The inspectors lie about conditions so that the victim has to appeal. Last week I spoke with someone who went through TS Irene. They complained about how the paperwork was keeping them from restoring their home so they didn't appeal. When I informed him that because he didn't continue with the appeals, some poor FEMA worker lost about 16 hours of wages. His eyes lit up. FEMA is there to help themselves,not victims. I hope OK is wise. They'll rebuild faster without FEMA.

49 posted on 05/21/2013 5:37:28 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: napscoordinator

Will Obama find another butt-kissing Chris Christie in Oklahoma? Remember Hurricane Sandy and the love affair that ensued between Obama and Christie?


50 posted on 05/21/2013 5:47:45 AM PDT by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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